Patents by Inventor Matti Rasanen

Matti Rasanen 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).

  • Publication number: 20240017964
    Abstract: The arrangement comprises a hoisting machinery, an electric cabinet, and cable drums positioned at the bottom of the shaft, an elevator car and a counterweight moving in the shaft, upper pulleys and rope suspenders fixed at an upper end of the lifting height of the construction elevator, and hoisting ropes being fixed to the rope suspenders during the operation of the construction elevator and gliding through the rope suspenders during an upwards jump of the construction elevator in the shaft. The hoisting ropes pass in a 2:1 roping between the car, the upper pulleys, the traction sheave, the counterweight, and the rope suspenders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mika IJAS, Mikko KUKKOLA, Matti RASANEN, Anssi VENHO, Aki HAIKONEN
  • Publication number: 20240010461
    Abstract: According to an example embodiment, an elevator control system is provided, the elevator control system comprising an elevator controller for controlling movement of one or more elevators of an elevator transport system between one or more floors of a building under construction; and a scheduling system for maintaining a transport reservation schedule pertaining to said one or more elevators, wherein the transport reservation schedule comprises one or more transport reservations that comprise at least a first transport reservation that defines at least a first reserved transport time period, a first origin floor, and a first activation code, wherein the elevator controller is arranged to: control an elevator allocated to serve the first transport reservation to arrive at the first origin floor by the beginning of the first transport time period, and control, during the first reserved transport time period, said elevator allocated to serve the first transport reservation to move to a destination floor in respo
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN
  • Patent number: 11858779
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator safety arrangement comprising a hoistway; an elevator car mounted in the hoistway; a working platform on top of the elevator car; at least one movable balustrade, which is movable between a substantially upright position and a substantially horizontal position; and a sensing arrangement for sensing position of the movable balustrade, said sensing arrangement for sensing position of the movable balustrade comprising at least one sensor for sensing position of the balustrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Kattainen, Juha-Matti Aitamurto, Antti Hovi, Juha Panula, Jari Kantola, Matti Rasanen, Janne Mikkonen, Nithil Karimpanackal Natarajan, Jari Pursiainen, Markku Haapaniemi
  • Publication number: 20230416055
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of constructing an elevator comprising providing an elevator car in a hoistway, said elevator car comprising a cabin frame, and a temporary pulley beam detachably mounted on the cabin frame; mounting a hoisting machine in a first position which first position is at a first vertical level in the hoistway; suspending (first suspending) the elevator car with a hoisting roping from the hoisting machine via said temporary pulley beam; moving the elevator car in the hoistway with the hoisting machine while it is in said first position and suspended by the roping via said temporary pulley beam; mounting a hoisting machine in a second position which second position is at a second higher vertical level inside a machine room located above the hoistway; removing the temporary pulley beam from the elevator car, comprising detaching the temporary pulley beam from the cabin frame; suspending the car with a hoisting roping from the hoisting machine mounted in said second position via said c
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti RASANEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE, Aki HAIKONEN, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Sakari KORVENRANTA
  • Patent number: 11834298
    Abstract: A method for modernizing an elevator system, includes using a first and second car for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors of a building, and thereafter removing the first elevator car from use for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors, and thereafter installing a construction time elevator into the lower end of the first hoistway, the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator covering only partially the height of the first hoistway; and thereafter using the car of the construction time elevator and the second car simultaneously for transporting passengers and/or goods between vertically displaced floors of the building, during which using the method includes performing construction work in the first hoistway above the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator; and thereafter changing the traveling zone of the car of the construction time elevator to extend higher in the hoistway, and thereafter using t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Räsänen, Tarvo Viita-aho, Petri Kere, Janne Laine, Jari Österman, Jorma Mustalahti, Anssi Venho, Jori Hägg, Otto Lanz
  • Publication number: 20230322522
    Abstract: The invention relates to a construction arrangement of an elevator, comprising a hoistway formed in a building, the hoistway comprising at least one hoistway opening leading in horizontal direction out from the hoistway, the opening being delimited by a lower edge structure and an upper edge structure; and a load in the hoistway lower than said opening; and a hoisting arrangement for hoisting said load, wherein said hoisting arrangement comprises a support structure mounted higher than said load; and a hoisting device; and at least one flexible tension member connected or at least connectable to said load; wherein the at least one flexible tension member is movable with said hoisting device in particular for thereby transmitting a hoisting force to said load to be hoisted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Jari RYHANEN, Jaakko KAHILA, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE, Aki HAIKONEN, Anssi VENHO, Mikko KUKKOLA, Wen Sheng LUO, XueSong PAN, Kai GUO
  • Publication number: 20230312307
    Abstract: The invention relates to a construction arrangement of an elevator comprising a hoistway; a protection deck mounted inside the hoistway for protecting the portion of the hoistway below it from falling objects; wherein the protection deck comprises a cover extending across the hoistway covering the hoistway such that it blocks objects from falling into the hoistway below it; and a frame mounted on stationary structures of the hoistway; and a hoisting apparatus for hoisting construction material below the protective deck. The hoisting apparatus is supported by the protective deck, the hoisting apparatus comprising a hoisting machine mounted on protection deck, and a flexible tension member movable with the hoisting machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti Rasanen, Markku Haapaniemi, Anssi Venho, Janne Laine, Aki Haikonen, Sakari Korvenranta, Kai Guo, XueSong Pan, Jari Ryhanen, Jaakko Kahila, Jorma Mustalahti, Mikko Kukkola, Wen Sheng Luo
  • Publication number: 20230303362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rope anchor for anchoring one or more ropes of an elevator, comprising at least a wedge housing comprising a tapering nest shaped to have a narrow end which is open towards a first direction, and a wide end which is open towards a second direction; and one or more wedge members mounted in the tapering nest for being wedged against a rope passing through the tapering nest; and one or more spring members for urging and/or arranged to urge the one or more wedge member towards the narrow end of the tapering nest; and a releasing mechanism actuatable to move the one or more wedge members (2,3) towards the wide end of the tapering nest. The invention also relates to an elevator arrangement comprising said anchor, as well as to a method implementing the arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Juha HELENIUS, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Matti RASANEN, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE, Anssi VENHO, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Aki HAIKONEN
  • Publication number: 20230294960
    Abstract: The car is connected to the counterweight with a hoisting member and further with a free fall protection member passing over at least two free fall protection pulleys provided with at least one free fall protection brake, which is controlled by a free fall protection controller. The pre-tensioning of the free fall protection member is at least 50% smaller than the pre-tensioning of the hoisting member. The free fall protection member is formed of at least one cogged belt. Each free fall protection pulley is formed of a cogged pulley mating with the cogged belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti RASANEN, Ari Kattainen, Juha Helenius
  • Patent number: 11731857
    Abstract: The invention relates to a movable machine room comprising a support platform of a hoisting machine, the support platform comprising one or more releasable mounting mechanisms for releasably mounting the moveable machine room in a hoistway, and a hoisting machine mounted on the support platform; a working platform on top of the support platform, preferably forming a roof of the moveable machine room and/or comprising handrails; and at least one support structure supported by which the working platform rests on the support platform; and wherein each said support structure is selectively actuatable to expand in vertical direction for hoisting the working platform higher above the support platform taking reaction force from the support platform, or to contract in vertical direction for lowering the working platform back towards the support platform. The invention relates to an arrangement and a method implementing the movable machine room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Rasanen, Tarvo Viita-Aho, Markku Haivala, Jukka Laitinen, Markku Haapaniemi, Hans Valtonen, Anssi Venho, Janne Mikkonen, Aki Haikonen, Otto Lanz, Janne Laine, Jorma Mustalahti, Jori Hagg, Jari Osterman, Petri Kere
  • Publication number: 20230242379
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for constructing an elevator comprising installing comprising installing an elevator car, a counterweight, one or more vertically oriented guide rail lines, a hoisting machine in a first position, and a first hoisting roping for being moved by the hoisting machine, said installing further comprising connecting the first hoisting roping to the elevator car and counterweight; and thereafter transporting passengers and/or goods with the elevator car vertically in the hoistway while the hoisting machine is in said first position; and thereafter stopping said transporting; and thereafter removing said hoisting machine from said first position and the first roping from the hoistway, said removing comprising disconnecting the first hoisting roping from the elevator car and counterweight; wherein the method further comprises installing a hoisting machine in a second position which is higher than the first position, and a second roping for being moved by the hoisting machine, said ins
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Jari RYHANEN, Jaakko KAHILA, Aki HAIKONEN, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Anssi VENHO, Otto LANZ, Janne LAINE
  • Patent number: 11713215
    Abstract: An elevator arrangement having an elevator includes an elevator car having a floor and a roof. The elevator car is provided with one or more extension spaces which are arranged to extend the height of the elevator car during construction time use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Räsänen, Markku Häivälä, Tarvo Viita-aho, Jukka Laitinen, Janne Mikkonen, Anssi Venho, Pekka Perunka, Hans Valtonen, Emil Hagström, Simo Mäkimattila
  • Patent number: 11708245
    Abstract: A self-climbing installation platform includes two decks including an upper deck and a lower deck. Each deck includes a guide element configured to support the deck movably on guide rails. Each deck includes a locking element configured to lock and unlock the deck to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing elements. The installation platform includes a lifting element configured to move the two decks along the guide rails in relation to each other, and at least one power source configured to provide power to the lifting element. The installation platform is configured to climb stepwise along the guide rails based on alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower deck and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing elements with separate, respective locking elements and raising an unlocked deck with the lifting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto Lanz, Janne Laine, Matti Rasanen, Anssi Venho, Markku Haapaniemi, Janne Mikkonen, Aki Haikonen, Jari Osterman, Jori Hagg, Jorma Mustalahti, Petri Kere
  • Publication number: 20230192447
    Abstract: The installation platform comprises two decks and a support frame comprising horizontal support beams supporting a respective deck and vertical support beams. The installation platform has a width in a first horizontal direction between the guide rails, a depth in a second horizontal direction perpendicular to the first horizontal direction. The installation platform is guided movably via guide means on the guide rails. At least one of the width and the depth of the installation is adjustable in order to adjust the horizontal dimensions of the installation platform according to the horizontal dimensions of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Janne LAINE, Matti RASANEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Aki HAIKONEN, Otto LANZ, Sakari KORVENRANTA, Anssi VENHO, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Jaakko KAHILA, Jari RYHANEN, Mika IJAS, Mikko KUKKOLA
  • Patent number: 11679958
    Abstract: A safety gear arrangement for an elevator system, comprising a safety gear mechanism comprising at least one wedge portion of the safety gear arrangement, wherein, in a normal position, the at least one wedge portion is retracted and, in an operated position, extended by a first spring element for acting on a guide rail of the elevator system, and a triggering device comprising an electromagnet, a second spring element, an actuating member, and an excitation power input, wherein the electromagnet is arranged, while being supplied with excitation power, to maintain the actuating member in an untriggered position against the second spring element, and the actuating member is arranged to operate the safety gear mechanism in response to moving of the member from the untriggered to a triggered position due to the second spring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Janne Laine, Veijo Manninen, Tuukka Korhonen, Matti Rasanen, Jorma Mustalahti, Ville Myyrylainen, Tarvo Viita-Aho, Henri Wenlin
  • Publication number: 20230183042
    Abstract: An elevator shaft element, an elevator arrangement and a method of a construction time use elevator. The elevator shaft element comprises a frame module arranged for receiving an elevator car therein. The frame module is constructed from a transport and/or storage unit, comprising side walls, a bottom wall and a roof wall. The unit is arrangeable vertically such that said side walls, bottom wall and upper wall of the unit define an inner space of the elevator shaft. The side wall, the bottom wall or the upper wall of the transport and/or storage unit is opened at a length more than a floor height of a building for providing an opening for one or more landing doors, the opening having a first side-edge and a second side-edge parallel to longitudinal direction of the transport and/or storage unit. The elevator shaft element further comprises at least one stiffening beam arranged to be fixed to the opening and extending from the first side-edge to the second side-edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Jukka LAITINEN, Matti RASANEN
  • Publication number: 20230183040
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for managing usage data of an elevator system (100) operating in a construction time use (CTU) mode. The method comprises: operating (210) the elevator system (100) in the CTU mode, obtaining (220) statistical usage data of the elevator system (100), comparing (230) the obtained statistical usage data to reference data, detecting (240) that the obtained statistical usage data deviates at least partly from the reference data, and generating (250) at least one control signal comprising an indication of the detected deviation to at least one operator system (114) in response to the detection of the deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Räsänen, Aki Haikonen, Anssi Venho, Jari Kantola
  • Publication number: 20230142195
    Abstract: An elevator shaft element, an elevator arrangement and a method. The elevator shaft element comprises a frame module arranged for receiving an elevator car therein. The frame module is constructed from a transport and/or storage unit, comprising side walls, a bottom wall and a roof wall. The unit is arranged to be positioned vertically such that said side walls, bottom wall and upper wall of the unit define an inner space of the elevator shaft. Elevator car guides for guiding movement of the elevator car in the elevator shaft element are attached to said bottom wall and/or roof wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Aki HAIKONEN, Anssi VENHO, Jukka LAITINEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Tapani TALONEN, Ville MYYRYLAINEN
  • Patent number: 11560291
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator arrangement comprising an elevator with a control system, and an inspection or maintenance mode, which elevator further comprises an elevator car arranged to run up and down in an elevator shaft along its guide rails, and which elevator car is equipped with a roof and a car operating panel. The arrangement comprises actuating means to open the roof of the elevator car, which actuating means are operatively connected to the car operating panel of the elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Esko Aulanko, Matti Rasanen, Ari Kattainen, Antti Hovi
  • Patent number: 11548762
    Abstract: An elevator car includes a roof deck; a plurality of walls; a floor; one or more doors; and a transport space bordered by the roof deck, the plurality of walls, the floor, and at least one openable and closable door for allowing access to said transport space. The roof deck is vertically movable from a first normal use position upwards to a second cargo use position for increasing the height of the transport space, and from the second position downwards back to the first position for reducing the height of the transport space. An elevator and a method implementing the elevator car are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Räsänen, Anssi Venho, Sakari Korvenranta