Patents by Inventor Marko Hinkkanen

Marko Hinkkanen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11043864
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for self-commissioning a bearingless-motor drive, which includes a bearingless motor and a control unit of the bearingless motor are disclosed. The motor includes at least one winding and at least one permanent magnet. The method includes generating a magnetic model, the magnetic model including a plurality of constant parameters; supplying, while the movable part remains standstill, to the at least one winding at least two unequal currents; measuring, with a magnetic sensor, flux linkages caused by said at least two unequal currents, respectively; calculating, with the magnetic model, flux linkages by inputting to the magnetic model current values equal to the currents supplied to the at least one winding; and fitting, with a least-squares fitting algorithm, at least one constant parameter in the magnetic model such that the difference between the measured and calculated flux linkages will be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seppo Saarakkala, Victor Mukherjee, Maksim Sokolov, Marko Hinkkanen, Anouar Belahcen
  • Publication number: 20200325003
    Abstract: The invention refers to an electric linear motor comprising a longitudinal stator beam; at least one mover adapted to move along the stator beam; which stator beam comprises at least two side faces located at opposite sides of the stator beam, each of the side faces carrying ferromagnetic poles spaced apart by a pitch, and which mover comprises at least two counter-faces facing the respective side faces of the stator beam, wherein the at least two side faces, as well as the at least two counter-faces facing the respective side faces, are inclined or offset with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Tuukka KORHONEN, Tero HAKALA, Pasi RAASSINA, Seppo SUUR-ASKOLA, Marko HINKKANEN, Seppo SAARAKKALA, Maksim SOKOLOV, Reza HOSSEINZADEH
  • Patent number: 10689227
    Abstract: The invention refers to an electric linear motor, control apparatus, transport system and a method. The electric linear motor comprises a longitudinal stator beam; at least one mover at least partially surrounding the stator beam and adapted to move along the stator beam; which stator beam comprises at least two side faces located at opposite sides of the stator beam, each of the side faces carrying ferromagnetic poles spaced apart by a pitch, and which mover comprises at least two counter-faces facing the respective side faces of the stator beam. The mover has in at least one of said counter-faces rotor units having at least one winding and at least one permanent magnet arranged to co-act with the ferromagnetic poles of the respective side faces of the stator beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Tuukka Korhonen, Tero Hakala, Pasi Raassina, Seppo Suur-Askola, Marko Hinkkanen, Seppo Saarakkala, Maksim Sokolov, Reza Hosseinzadeh
  • Publication number: 20200076255
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for self-commissioning a bearingless-motor drive, which includes a bearingless motor and a control unit of the bearingless motor are disclosed. The motor includes at least one winding and at least one permanent magnet. The method includes generating a magnetic model, the magnetic model including a plurality of constant parameters; supplying, while the movable part remains standstill, to the at least one winding at least two unequal currents; measuring, with a magnetic sensor, flux linkages caused by said at least two unequal currents, respectively; calculating, with the magnetic model, flux linkages by inputting to the magnetic model current values equal to the currents supplied to the at least one winding; and fitting, with a least-squares fitting algorithm, at least one constant parameter in the magnetic model such that the difference between the measured and calculated flux linkages will be minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Seppo Saarakkala, Victor Mukherjee, Maksim Sokolov, Marko Hinkkanen, Anouar Belahcen
  • Publication number: 20190348840
    Abstract: A method in connection with control of a grid connected converter and a converter. The control including forming a current reference for the converter, feeding the current reference to a current controller for producing a voltage reference for the converter. The method includes high-pass filtering the produced voltage reference or measured output voltage of the converter and modifying the current reference with the high-pass filtered voltage reference or measured output voltage of the converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Usama Riaz, F.M. Mahafugur Rahman, Marko Hinkkanen, Mikko Routimo
  • Publication number: 20190300329
    Abstract: The invention refers to an electric linear motor, control apparatus, transport system and a method. The electric linear motor comprises a longitudinal stator beam; at least one mover at least partially surrounding the stator beam and adapted to move along the stator beam; which stator beam comprises at least two side faces located at opposite sides of the stator beam, each of the side faces carrying ferromagnetic poles spaced apart by a pitch, and which mover comprises at least two counter-faces facing the respective side faces of the stator beam. The mover has in at least one of said counter-faces rotor units having at least one winding and at least one permanent magnet arranged to co-act with the ferromagnetic poles of the respective side faces of the stator beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Tuukka Korhonen, Tero Hakala, Pasi Raassina, Seppo Suur-Askola, Marko Hinkkanen, Seppo Saarakkala, Maksim Sokolov, Reza Hosseinzadeh
  • Patent number: 7190599
    Abstract: A method for determining output currents of a three-phase frequency converter comprising a voltage intermediate circuit and three power switch pairs constituting an output of the frequency converter, wherein the power switches constituting a pair are coupled in series between a positive and a negative busbar of the voltage intermediate circuit so that a midpoint of each switch pair constitutes a phase output of the frequency converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: ABB Oy
    Inventors: Panu Virolainen, Samuli Heikkil√°, Marko Hinkkanen
  • Patent number: 6940253
    Abstract: A method for the stabilization of full-order flux observers for speed-sensorless induction motors in the regenerative mode. The method comprises determining the current vector of the induction motor, determining the stator voltage vector of the induction motor, forming a full-order flux observer having a system matrix (A) and a gain matrix (L), the state-variable observer being augmented with a speed adaptation loop, and producing an estimated rotor flux linkage vector and an estimated stator current vector, determining an estimation error of the stator current vector, defining a correction angle, and forming a speed adapt-tion law based on the cross product of the estimation error of the stator current vector and the estimated rotor flux linkage vector, where the correction angle is used to turn the rotor flux linkage vector or the estimation error of the stator current vector in order to keep the observer stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: ABB Oy
    Inventor: Marko Hinkkanen
  • Publication number: 20050152165
    Abstract: A method for determining output currents of a three-phase frequency converter comprising a voltage intermediate circuit and three power switch pairs constituting an output of the frequency converter, wherein the power switches constituting a pair are coupled in series between a positive and a negative busbar of the voltage intermediate circuit so that a midpoint of each switch pair constitutes a phase output of the frequency converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Panu Virolainen, Samuli Heikkila, Marko Hinkkanen
  • Publication number: 20050001583
    Abstract: A method for the stabilization of full-order flux observers for speed-sensorless induction motors in the regenerative mode. The method comprises determining the current vector of the induction motor, determining the stator voltage vector of the induction motor, forming a full-order flux observer having a system matrix (A) and a gain matrix (L), the state-variable observer being augmented with a speed adaptation loop, and producing an estimated rotor flux linkage vector and an estimated stator current vector, determining an estimation error of the stator current vector, defining a correction angle, and forming a speed adapt-tion law based on the cross product of the estimation error of the stator current vector and the estimated rotor flux linkage vector, where the correction angle is used to turn the rotor flux linkage vector or the estimation error of the stator current vector in order to keep the observer stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventor: Marko Hinkkanen