Patents by Inventor Petri KERE

Petri KERE 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: 20220388814
    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: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Matti Räsänen, Tarvo Viita-aho, Petri Kere, Janne Laine, Jari Österman, Jorma Mustalahti, Anssi Venho, Jori Hägg, Otto Lanz
  • Patent number: 11447370
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for constructing an elevator comprising constructing a movable machine room in the bottom end of a hoistway formed in a building under construction; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room; and constructing an elevator car in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; and providing a counterweight in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; connecting the elevator car and the counterweight with a suspension roping; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room to a first transport position; and thereafter mounting the movable machine room to the first transport position in the hoistway vertically supported on stationary structures; and thereafter using the elevator car for transporting passengers and/or goods below the movable machine room while the machine room is mounted in said first transport position and the elevator car and the counterweight hang suspended from the machine room by the hoisting roping; and thereafter
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto Lanz, Matti Rasanen, Anssi Venho, Markku Haapaniemi, Janne Mikkonen, Janne Laine, Tarvo Viita-Aho, Markku Haivala, Jukka Laitinen, Hans Valtonen, Aki Haikonen, Jorma Mustalahti, Jori Hagg, Jari Osterman, Petri Kere
  • Patent number: 11427440
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt-shaped rope of an elevator having opposite lateral sides facing in thickness direction of the rope, at least one of the lateral sides being shaped to have elongated ribs that are disposed adjacent each other in width direction of the rope and extend parallel with the longitudinal direction of the rope. Each said rib has a first flank face for contacting a flank face of a rib of a rope wheel, and a second flank face for contacting a flank face of a rib of a rope wheel. Each said first and second flank face is shaped to have an arcuate cross-sectional profile, and said first and second flank face are shaped to arc to such steepness that the angle defined between their tangents is acute, and the surface material of said flank faces has shore A hardness more than 85 and less than 100. The invention also relates to an elevator arrangement as well as to an elevator, implementing the aforementioned belt-shaped rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Petteri Valjus, Juha Helenius, Raimo Pelto-Huikko, Petri Kere
  • Patent number: 11414303
    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: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    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: 20220219945
    Abstract: The self-climbing elevator machine room comprises two decks positioned upon each other. Each deck comprises guide means supporting the deck movably on guide rails and locking means locking and unlocking the deck to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means move the two decks along the guide rails in relation to each other. At least one power source provides power to the lifting means. The elevator machine room climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower deck and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti RASANEN, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Janne LAINE, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Jari KANTOLA, Aki HAIKONEN, Jari OSTERMAN, Petri KERE, Jori HAGG, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Tarvo VIITA-AHO
  • Publication number: 20220194744
    Abstract: The arrangement comprises a self-climbing installation platform comprising two consecutive decks, a machine room deck suspended from the installation platform and an elevator car suspended from the machine room deck. Each deck, the machine room deck and the car are supported movably with guide means on guide rails and locked and unlocked with locking means to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means powered by a power source move the two decks in relation to each other. The installation platform climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower deck and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti RASANEN, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Jukka TURPEINEN, Anssi VENHO, Janne LAINE, Janne MIKKONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Jari OSTERMAN, Jori HAGG, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220185631
    Abstract: The self-climbing installation platform comprises two decks positioned upon each other. Each deck comprises guide means supporting the deck movably on guide rails and locking means locking and unlocking the deck to the guide rails and/or to guide rail fixing means. Lifting means move the two decks along the guide rails in relation to each other. At least one power source provides power to the lifting means. The installation platform climbs stepwise along the guide rails by alternatingly locking and unlocking the lower and the upper deck to the guide rails and/or to the guide rail fixing means and thereafter raising the unlocked deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: 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: 20220127110
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transporting construction material and/or equipment inside a building under construction, wherein the building under construction comprises plurality of vertically displaced floors, the method comprising providing an elevator for transporting transport containers in the building under construction, said elevator comprising at least a load receiving unit vertically movable along one or more guide rail lines in an elevator shaft formed in the building under construction; and providing plurality of transport containers each comprising a container body, and an identification provided on the container body for identifying the container and/or its destination in the building, most preferably the destination floor in the building under construction; providing one or more detectors within the building under construction for detecting identifications of containers when they are within the detection ranges of the one or more detectors; moving a first transport container belonging t
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Sami SAARELA, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Otto LANZ, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Emil HAGSTROM, Simo MAKIMATTILA, Kristian VIINIKKALA, Peter EAGLING, Timo RINNE, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220127107
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for managing flow of people and goods within a building under construction, comprising providing one or more elevator control systems for automatically controlling movement of elevator cars; providing a first passenger elevator, the first passenger elevator comprising a first passenger elevator car for transporting people, the first passenger elevator car being vertically movable in an elevator hoistway formed inside the building under construction, vertical movement of the car being automatically controlled by an elevator control system, the first passenger elevator car comprising an interior delimited by floor, walls, ceiling and at least one automatic door; and providing a goods elevator, the goods elevator comprising a goods elevator car for transporting goods, the goods elevator car being vertically movable beside the first passenger elevator car in an elevator hoistway formed inside the building under construction, vertical movement of the goods elevator car being autom
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Sami SAARELA, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Otto LANZ, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20220127113
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transporting construction material and/or equipment into and inside a building under construction, wherein the building under construction comprises plurality of vertically displaced floors, the method comprising providing a control system configured to automatically operate one or more transporting devices, including at least an elevator; providing a storage at the construction site of the building; and transporting into the storage at the construction site of the building under construction plurality of transport containers containing construction material and/or equipment; storing said transport containers in the storage; and delivering transport containers belonging to said plurality of transport containers from said storage to different destination floors, the delivering comprising obtaining an order to deliver a transport container, the order identifying the transport container to be delivered; and retrieving the transport container identified in the order from the
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Markku HAAPANIEMI, Matti RASANEN, Sami SAARELA, Anssi VENHO, Janne MIKKONEN, Otto LANZ, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Petri KERE
  • Patent number: 11247870
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt-shaped rope of an elevator having opposite lateral sides facing in thickness direction of the rope, at least one of the lateral sides being shaped to have elongated wedge-shaped ribs that are disposed adjacent each other in width direction of the rope and extend parallel with the longitudinal direction of the rope, each said wedge-shaped rib having a first flank face and a second flank face that are at an acute angle relative to each other, and the surface material of said flank faces has shore A hardness more than 85 and less than 100. The invention also relates to an elevator arrangement as well as to an elevator, implementing the aforementioned belt-shaped rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Petteri Valjus, Juha Helenius, Raimo Pelto-Huikko, Petri Kere
  • Publication number: 20210331898
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: 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: 20210245998
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for constructing an elevator comprising constructing a movable machine room in the bottom end of a hoistway formed in a building under construction; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room; and constructing an elevator car in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; and providing a counterweight in the bottom end of the hoistway below the movable machine room; connecting the elevator car and the counterweight with a suspension roping; and thereafter hoisting the movable machine room to a first transport position; and thereafter mounting the movable machine room to the first transport position in the hoistway vertically supported on stationary structures; and thereafter using the elevator car for transporting passengers and/or goods below the movable machine room while the machine room is mounted in said first transport position and the elevator car and the counterweight hang suspended from the machine room by the hoisting roping; and thereafter
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Otto LANZ, Matti RASANEN, Anssi VENHO, Markku HAAPANIEMI, Janne MIKKONEN, Janne LAINE, Tarvo VIITA-AHO, Markku HAIVALA, Jukka LAITINEN, Hans VALTONEN, Aki HAIKONEN, Jorma MUSTALAHTI, Jori HAGG, Jari OSTERMAN, Petri KERE
  • Publication number: 20210245997
    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: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: 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: 20190219530
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for inspecting quality and/or condition of an elongated composite member, which is a load bearing member of a rope of a hoisting apparatus, such as an elevator, or a precursor of such a load bearing member, the method comprising providing an elongated composite member; and changing the temperature of said elongated composite member by heating or cooling said elongated composite member via a flank thereof; and scanning said elongated composite member from a lateral side thereof with a thermal imaging device after said changing of the temperature; and creating thermographic images of said elongated composite member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Kim ANTIN, Sven BOSSUYT, Antti HASSINEN, Juha HELENIUS, Juha HONKANEN, Mika JUNTUNEN, Petri KERE, Mikko LASSILA, Hannu LEHTINEN, Aleksi NAREIKKO, Mikko PURANEN, Kai RUOTSALAINEN, Petteri VALJUS
  • Publication number: 20190062118
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt-shaped rope of an elevator having opposite lateral sides facing in thickness direction of the rope, at least one of the lateral sides being shaped to have elongated ribs that are disposed adjacent each other in width direction of the rope and extend parallel with the longitudinal direction of the rope. Each said rib has a first flank face for contacting a flank face of a rib of a rope wheel, and a second flank face for contacting a flank face of a rib of a rope wheel. Each said first and second flank face is shaped to have an arcuate cross-sectional profile, and said first and second flank face are shaped to arc to such steepness that the angle defined between their tangents is acute, and the surface material of said flank faces has shore A hardness more than 85 and less than 100. The invention also relates to an elevator arrangement as well as to an elevator, implementing the aforementioned belt-shaped rope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Petteri Valjus, Juha Helenius, Raimo Pelto-Huikko, Petri Kere
  • Publication number: 20190023535
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt-shaped rope of an elevator having opposite lateral sides facing in thickness direction of the rope, at least one of the lateral sides being shaped to have elongated wedge-shaped ribs that are disposed adjacent each other in width direction of the rope and extend parallel with the longitudinal direction of the rope, each said wedge-shaped rib having a first flank face and a second flank face that are at an acute angle relative to each other, and the surface material of said flank faces has shore A hardness more than 85 and less than 100. The invention also relates to an elevator arrangement as well as to an elevator, implementing the aforementioned belt-shaped rope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Petteri Valjus, Juha Helenius, Raimo Pelto-Huikko, Petri Kere
  • Patent number: 10053331
    Abstract: A rope for a hoisting device, in particular for an elevator, includes at least one continuous load bearing member extending in longitudinal direction of the rope throughout the length of the rope, the load bearing member being made of composite material including reinforcing fibers embedded in polymer matrix. The composite material includes capsules embedded in the polymer matrix, the capsules storing monomer substance in fluid form. An elevator includes a rope of the aforementioned kind and a method for condition monitoring of a rope of an elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Petri Kere
  • Patent number: 9994424
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elevator system comprising a first elevator car, a second elevator car, a rotatable rope wheel mounted on a fixed location, and a roping suspending the first and second elevator car on opposite sides of the rope wheel, the roping comprising at least one rope passing over the rope wheel, and connected on the first side of the rope wheel to the first elevator car and on the second side to the second elevator car. Said rope comprises at least one load bearing member oriented parallel with the longitudinal direction of the rope made of composite material comprising reinforcing fibers embedded in polymer matrix, which reinforcing fibers are carbon fibers oriented parallel with the longitudinal direction of the rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Petri Kere, Marja-Liisa Siikonen, Mirko Ruokokoski, Petteri Valjus, Raimo Pelto-Huikko
  • Patent number: 9944494
    Abstract: A travelling cable of an elevator, more particularly of a passenger transport elevator and/or freight transport elevator, includes a protective envelope, conductors for transmitting electrical energy and data between the elevator car and the elevator hoistway, and one or more load-bearing bearer parts of essentially the length of the travelling cable for fixing the travelling cable at its first end to the elevator car and at its second end to the elevator hoistway, and which bearer part includes glass-fiber reinforcements and/or aramid-fiber reinforcements and/or carbon-fiber reinforcements and/or polybenzoxazole-fiber reinforcements and/or polyethylene-fiber reinforcements and/or nylon-fiber reinforcements in a polymer matrix material. An elevator includes the travelling cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pentti Alasentie, Petri Kere, Mikko Puranen