Patents by Inventor Mikael Haag

Mikael Haag 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: 20210016997
    Abstract: The method comprises installing a lowermost first section of guide rail elements, moving a guide rail element upwards along a row of already installed guide rail elements with a transport apparatus, connecting the guide rail element to an upper end of the row of already installed guide rail elements and attaching the guide rail element to a wall of the shaft from a transport platform, moving the transport apparatus downwards along the row of already installed guide rails in order to fetch a new guide rail element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mikael HAAG, Harri MAKINEN
  • Publication number: 20210016996
    Abstract: The method comprises measuring the shaft with measuring equipment from a movable transport platform, whereby the form of the shaft and the position of the fastening points for the guide rails is determined based on the information received in the measurement phase, attaching fastening brackets to the guide rail elements and adjusting the fastening brackets based on the measurement results before the installation of the guide rails takes place so that the guide rail elements provided with the fastening brackets can be lifted in the shaft and attached to the fastening points without further adjustment of the fastening brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Harri MAKINEN, Mikael HAAG
  • Publication number: 20210016994
    Abstract: The elevator guide rail element comprises a guide rail element having a first jointing clamp attached to a lower end of the guide rail element and a second jointing clamp attached to an upper end of the guide rail element. The first and the second jointing clamp forms a plug-in joint between the first and the second jointing clamp and thereby between two consecutive guide rail elements when the first and the second jointing clamp are connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mikael HAAG, Harri MAKINEN
  • Publication number: 20210016998
    Abstract: The method comprises installing a lowermost first section of guide rail elements, arranging a movable transport apparatus and a movable transport platform in the shaft, connecting a guide rail element provided with a jointing clamp at each end of the guide rail element to the transport apparatus, moving the transport apparatus with the guide rail element upwards, connecting the guide rail element to an upper end of a row of already installed guide rail elements with a plug-in joint provided by jointing clamps, attaching the guide rail element to a wall of the shaft from the transport platform, moving the transport apparatus downwards in order to fetch a new guide rail element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mikael HAAG, Harri MÄKINEN
  • Patent number: 10408608
    Abstract: An arrangement for aligning guide rails of an elevator, comprising a carrier moving upwards and downwards in an elevator shaft along guide rails, at least one plumb line being provided in the vicinity of each guide rail. A laser scanner is attached fixedly or movably to the carrier or to the guide rail or to an apparatus, which is supported on walls of the elevator shaft and/or on the carrier. The horizontal position of the guide rail in relation to the plumb line is determined with the laser scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Pekka Kilpelainen, Mikael Haag
  • Publication number: 20180172439
    Abstract: An arrangement for aligning guide rails of an elevator, comprising a carrier moving upwards and downwards in an elevator shaft along guide rails, at least one plumb line being provided in the vicinity of each guide rail. A laser scanner is attached fixedly or movably to the carrier or to the guide rail or to an apparatus, which is supported on walls of the elevator shaft and/or on the carrier. The horizontal position of the guide rail in relation to the plumb line is determined with the laser scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Pekka KILPELAINEN, Mikael HAAG
  • Patent number: 9790057
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a stationary part being attachable to an elevator guide rail element at a predetermined height above a joint between two consecutive end-on-end mounted elevator guide rail elements. An elongated measuring frame having an upper end and a lower end is supported from the upper end with an articulated joint at the stationary part. A number of inductive sensors are positioned on the measuring frame, whereby at least a part of the inductive sensors are directed in a first direction being the direction between the guide rails towards a tip of the guide rail elements, said part being further divided into two sub parts so that a first sub part of the inductive sensors is directed towards the upper elevator guide rail element and the rest are directed towards the lower elevator guide rail element. The apparatus further includes a connection board for the inductive sensors, a visualization device, electronics, and a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alejandro Revuelta Fernandez, Mikael Haag, Pekka Kilpeläinen, Leif Køll
  • Patent number: 9714156
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a positioning unit and an alignment unit. The positioning unit extends across the elevator shaft in a second direction and comprises at each end a first attachment mechanism movable in the second direction for supporting the positioning unit on opposite wall structures in the elevator shaft. The alignment unit extends across the elevator shaft in the second direction and is supported with support parts on each end portion of the positioning unit. Each end portion of the alignment unit is individually movable in relation to the positioning unit in a third direction perpendicular to the second direction. The alignment unit includes further at each end a second attachment mechanism movable in the second direction for supporting the alignment unit on opposite guide rails in the shaft. The second attachment mechanism includes a gripper for gripping on the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peetu Valkama, Harri Mäkinen, Mikael Haag, Antti Mertala
  • Publication number: 20170036890
    Abstract: A guide rail arrangement for an elevator shaft includes two guide rails guiding the movement of an elevator car or a counterweight. Each guide rail guides the movement of a different elevator car or counterweight, the guide rails are connected to each other by a plurality of connector beams positioned along the length of the guide rails and each connector beam has two ends. Each end of a connector beam is attached to one guide rail for connecting the guide rails to each other and for rigidifying the guide rails. A method for installing guide rails in an elevator shaft and an elevator arrangement are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventor: Mikael HAAG
  • Publication number: 20160083222
    Abstract: A guide rail alignment system includes at least one connecting element, two guide rail sections, each section having two ends, joined to each other from one of their ends by the at least one connecting element, compression elements attaching at least one connecting element to the guide rail sections, and intermediate elements between the at least one connecting element and at least one of the guide rail sections. At least one of the intermediate elements is a spring that is compressible in response to tightening one or more of the compression elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Alejandro Revuelta Fernandez, Mikael Haag
  • Publication number: 20160068369
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a positioning unit and an alignment unit. The positioning unit extends across the elevator shaft in a second direction and comprises at each end a first attachment mechanism movable in the second direction for supporting the positioning unit on opposite wall structures in the elevator shaft. The alignment unit extends across the elevator shaft in the second direction and is supported with support parts on each end portion of the positioning unit. Each end portion of the alignment unit is individually movable in relation to the positioning unit in a third direction perpendicular to the second direction. The alignment unit includes further at each end a second attachment mechanism movable in the second direction for supporting the alignment unit on opposite guide rails in the shaft. The second attachment mechanism includes a gripper for gripping on the guide rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peetu VALKAMA, Harri MÄKINEN, Mikael HAAG, Antti MERTALA
  • Publication number: 20150360913
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a stationary part being attachable to an elevator guide rail element at a predetermined height above a joint between two consecutive end-on-end mounted elevator guide rail elements. An elongated measuring frame having an upper end and a lower end is supported from the upper end with an articulated joint at the stationary part. A number of inductive sensors are positioned on the measuring frame, whereby at least a part of the inductive sensors are directed in a first direction being the direction between the guide rails towards a tip of the guide rail elements, said part being further divided into two sub parts so that a first sub part of the inductive sensors is directed towards the upper elevator guide rail element and the rest are directed towards the lower elevator guide rail element. The apparatus further includes a connection board for the inductive sensors, a visualization device, electronics, and a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Alejandro Revuelta FERNANDEZ, Mikael HAAG, Pekka KILPELÄINEN, Leif KÅLL
  • Publication number: 20140102160
    Abstract: A SPD process includes deforming metal material in an apparatus which comprises a material flow-through channel which is arranged in a first direction, and a press. The method also involves feeding metal material in the first direction so that the material need not be in a state of extreme stress, and pressing the material reciprocatively by the press in at least one second direction which is crosswise relative to the first direction, and deforming grain size of the material smaller. An apparatus for deforming metal material to SPD material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Ville Volanen, Mikael Haag, Jari Larkiola
  • Publication number: 20090030542
    Abstract: In a flexible manufacturing system (FMS), a shelving module of a work cell is fitted with a dedicated lift conveying mechanism so that work materials of desired sizes may be retrieved individually from different shelves of the shelving module for conveyance to the machine of the work cell. By having its own dedicated lift conveying mechanism that operates independently from the transport system that transports raw materials to the wok cells of the FMS, the operation of each cell becomes unaffected by the transport system. As such, materials may be fed to the machine in each cell for fabrication, piece by piece if so desired, by the lift conveying mechanism while the various shelves of the shelving module continue to be stocked by the transport system. Any remnants that prior to the instant invention would have been wasted may be returned to the appropriate shelves of the shelving module for future use by the lift conveying mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Mikko Lindstrom, Mikael Haag, Juha Makitalo
  • Patent number: 7010384
    Abstract: In a manufacturing system that has a plurality of sheet fabrication machines, to enhance the efficiency of the system, there are provided a plurality of databases each for storing particular data relating to the machines, the types of materials to be used, the tooling of the machines, etc. of the system. When a multi-dimensional model of a component part to be produced by the system is input to the system, selective data is retrieved from the various databases so that at least one machine of the plurality of machines of the system is selected to produce the part from a worksheet of a chosen material. Concurrently, or shortly thereafter, a NC part program for programming the selected machine to execute the necessary operations in accordance with a flat drawing generated from the multi-dimensional model to fabricate the component part is generated based on selective data retrieved from the databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Finn-Power International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikko Lindstrom, Mikael Haag
  • Publication number: 20050137740
    Abstract: In a manufacturing system that has a plurality of sheet fabrication machines, to enhance the efficiency of the system, there are provided a plurality of databases each for storing particular data relating to the machines, the types of materials to be used, the tooling of the machines, etc. of the system. When a multi-dimensional model of a component part to be produced by the system is input to the system, selective data is retrieved from the various databases so that at least one machine of the plurality of machines of the system is selected to produce the part from a worksheet of a chosen material. Concurrently, or shortly thereafter, a NC part program for programming the selected machine to execute the necessary operations in accordance with a flat drawing generated from the multi-dimensional model to fabricate the component part is generated based on selective data retrieved from the databases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Mikko Lindstrom, Mikael Haag