Patents by Inventor Tapani Talonen

Tapani Talonen 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: 20220119222
    Abstract: The measurement arrangement for measuring the rotation speed of a component of an elevator, escalator, moving walkway or moving ramp comprises an inductive sensor that is arranged stationary in respect of a rotation axis of the component and adjacent to the component or a measurement part that is attached to the component in a rotationally fixed manner, and the component or the measurement part is configured as rotationally unsymmetrical about the rotation axis so that different angular positions of the component about the rotation axis generate different output signals in the inductive sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Tapani TALONEN, Jyrki JOKINEN, Henri WENLIN, Matti RASANEN, Mikko VILJANEN
  • Publication number: 20210387832
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method, system and computer program for monitoring the run of a roping interconnecting a car and a counterweight of an elevator and for detecting an abnormal operation condition during the drive of a traction sheave intending therewith the car and the counterweight to be moved via said roping. Said roping is running on its way from the car to the traction sheave via at least one pulley and on its way from the counterweight to the traction sheave via at least one pulley, wherein the rotation of said at least two pulleys is monitored by sensing their rotation. These rotation data are then analysed in view of a mutual correlation indicating therewith a synchronized run of the roping on either side of the traction sheave, and detecting therewith an abnormal situation when detecting an absence of such correlation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Mikko Viljanen, Tarvo Viita-aho, Tapani Talonen, Matti Räsänen, Juha-Matti Aitamurto, Tapio Siironen, Ville Myyryläinen, Henri Wenlin
  • Publication number: 20210371241
    Abstract: An elevator safety monitoring system, an elevator system, an elevator drive unit, and a method for operating an elevator are presented. The elevator safety monitoring system includes an elevator car absolute position and speed feedback device, a safety monitor connected to the absolute position and speed feedback device, and a safety zone extending inside an elevator shaft. The safety zone is associated with an allowable maximum speed of an elevator car, wherein the allowable maximum speed is lower than a rated speed of an elevator car outside the safety zone, wherein the safety monitor is configured to determine a slowdown failure of the elevator car approaching the safety zone, and, upon the determination of the slowdown failure, command an actuator to decelerate the elevator car to the allowable maximum speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tapani Talonen, Kari Rahkonen, Tapio Siironen, Mikko Viljanen
  • Publication number: 20210284499
    Abstract: A method for releasing safety gears of an elevator car or a counterweight of an elevator system, the elevator system including a stalling detector coupled to compensation roping associated with the elevator car or the counterweight and configured to detect an increased rope tension, includes preventing a stalling indication from the stalling detector during a rescue operation; and moving the elevator car in order to release the safety gears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tapio Siironen, Tapani Talonen, Tarvo Viita-aho
  • Publication number: 20210269283
    Abstract: An elevator car defining an interior space for accommodating passengers includes an openable roof, horizontal roof guide rails arranged on a top side of the elevator car, a support structure pivotably mounted to the guide rails by a first joint, and a working platform pivotably and movably mounted to the support structure by a second joint arranged at a distance from the first joint. The working platform is pivotable between a retracted position, in which said working platform is oriented close to the guide rails in the top side of the elevator car, and a deployed position, in which the working platform is in the interior space, at a distance from the guide rails. The first joint is arranged movable along the guide rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tapio Siironen, Aleksi Immonen, Pekka Halonen, Ari Pitkänen, Tapani Talonen, Ville Myyryläinen
  • Publication number: 20210269284
    Abstract: A system for controlling service access associated with an elevator car includes a divider configured to divide an elevator shaft into a plurality of service access zones; and a controller configured to control a locking state of at least one service access from inside the elevator car to the elevator shaft based on a service access zone of the plurality of service access zones at which the elevator car is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tapani Talonen, Pekka Halonen, Aki Haikonen, Jari Kantola, Matti Räsänen, Tapio Siironen, Ville Myyryläinen
  • Publication number: 20210269279
    Abstract: An elevator car roof system is provided for monitoring safety of a service access located on an elevator car roof. The elevator car roof system may monitor a change in an opening state of the elevator car roof. Positions of a plurality of roof panels may indicate when the elevator car roof is partially open, fully open or fully closed. The positions of the roof panels may cause at least one sensor of the elevator car roof system to provide a signal to a control system of the elevator. Further, the elevator car roof system may detect if there is an object on the roof. Based on the detected object on the roof, the elevator car roof system may provide at least one signal to enable controlling operation of the elevator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tapani Talonen, Pekka Halonen, Jari Kantola, Tapio Siironen, Aleksi Immonen, Juha-Matti Aitamurto, Ari Jussila, Ville Myyryläinen
  • Patent number: 10919731
    Abstract: An elevator system comprising a shaft having a pit, a car guided by a pair of first guide rails to be vertically movable in the shaft, a counterweight connected to the car by a suspension rope, the counterweight being guided by a pair of second guide rails to be vertically movable in the shaft, and a counterweight screen in a space between the counterweight and the car, the counterweight screen being attached to the second guide rails at the pit. The counterweight screen is a sandwich-structured composite panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventor: Tapani Talonen
  • Patent number: 10906777
    Abstract: The invention concerns a safety arrangement of an elevator facility for safeguarding a work environment in an elevator shaft by actuating an actuator ensuring that an elevator car is not moving unintentionally during a safety situation, the elevator facility having a control system to which the safety arrangement is connected. According to the invention the safety arrangement comprises hydraulic activation means including a suspended floating platform being vertically movable, under which platform a sensing hydraulic cylinder is installed for activating the actuator upon loading of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tapani Talonen
  • Publication number: 20200283269
    Abstract: An element includes a vibration isolation pad with two opposite substantially planar surfaces, an elastic material layer being permanently attached to a first of the two substantially planar surfaces of the vibration isolation pad, a load sensor arrangement integrated into the combined elevator vibration isolation and load measurement element. A load acting on the combined elevator vibration isolation and load measurement element can be measured with the load sensor arrangement as a function of the compression of the elastic material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tapani Talonen, Tapio Siironen, Henri Wenlin, Ville Myyryläinen
  • Publication number: 20200283259
    Abstract: The method includes loading and/or unloading the car, determining whether the car doors are fully closed or not fully open, measuring a total actual axial mass F?act hanging from the traction sheave, determining a stalling limit total minimum axial mass F?min, checking reopening of the car doors, whereby if the car doors are reopened, then return to beginning, else, continue, permitting starting of elevator, comparing the total actual axial mass with the stalling limit total minimum axial mass, whereby if the total actual axial mass is equal to or greater than the stalling limit total minimum axial mass, then permit normal run of the elevator car to the next landing, else, stop the elevator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Tarvo Viita-aho, Tapani Talonen, Janne Mikkonen, Tapio Siironen, Ville Myyryläinen, Alessio Calcagno, Markku Jokinen
  • Publication number: 20200156903
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for resetting a shaft access monitoring system of an elevator system. The method comprises: receiving an input from a user interface arranged in the elevator system, the input is provided with at least one input device of the user interface arranged to control an operation of the elevator system; comparing the received input to a reference value; and setting, in accordance with a comparison between the received input and the reference value, a detection result to express one of the following: (i) the shaft access monitoring system shall be reset, (ii) the shaft access monitoring system shall not be reset. The invention also relates to a control unit, to an elevator system and a computer program product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Tapani Talonen, Jari Kantola
  • Patent number: 10173863
    Abstract: A diverting pulley adapter is provided for converting an existing pulley, the adapter enabling a maintenance of an existing running path for diverting a suspension, like an elevator-rope or an elevator-belt, the adapter having a base with at least one fixing component for anchoring the adapter, at which base a set of pulleys is provided. The adapter includes a first deflection pulley being mounted rotatable on its rotation axis, and at least a further second deflection pulley being mounted rotatable on its rotation axis, wherein the rotation axes of the pulleys are interspaced, respectively. The positions of those pulleys forming the set of pulleys are adjustable in view of their fixation, respectively, and symmetrically in relation to the fixing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Niko Forsström, Tapani Talonen
  • Publication number: 20180319629
    Abstract: An elevator system comprising a shaft having a pit, a car guided by a pair of first guide rails to be vertically movable in the shaft, a counterweight connected to the car by a suspension rope, the counterweight being guided by a pair of second guide rails to be vertically movable in the shaft, and a counterweight screen in a space between the counterweight and the car, the counterweight screen being attached to the second guide rails at the pit. The counterweight screen is a sandwich-structured composite panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventor: Tapani TALONEN
  • Publication number: 20180244494
    Abstract: The invention concerns a safety arrangement of an elevator facility for safeguarding a work environment in an elevator shaft by actuating an actuator ensuring that an elevator car is not moving unintentionally during a safety situation, the elevator facility having a control system to which the safety arrangement is connected. According to the invention the safety arrangement comprises hydraulic activation means including a suspended floating platform being vertically movable, under which platform a sensing hydraulic cylinder is installed for activating the actuator upon loading of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventor: Tapani TALONEN
  • Patent number: 9994421
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a solution for maintaining passenger-specific favorite floor lists in an elevator system, which comprises at least one elevator, call-giving devices for registering calls given by the passengers, a control system that is responsive to the aforementioned calls and memory means, in which is recorded at least one passenger-specific favorite floor list. A passenger is identified in connection with giving a call on the basis of the ID number of an identifier. The favorite floor list is updated on the basis of calls given by the passenger and/or a given updating criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Tapani Talonen, Tommi Huotari
  • Patent number: 9505585
    Abstract: A method for modernizing a hydraulic elevator including an elevator car guided by car guide rails for moving in an essentially vertical direction in the elevator hoistway, a hydraulic system including a lifting cylinder having a cylinder part essentially vertically supported on the base of the elevator hoistway and a piston rod moving in relation to the cylinder part and a hydraulic powerpack and a control center. The hydraulic system of the hydraulic elevator is modernized to include a function for preventing unintended starting at a floor, in such a way that the hydraulic powerpack is retained and an electrically-operating valve that is monitored with a control and that acts on the flow of hydraulic fluid of the lifting cylinder is added to the hydraulic system. The control controls a valve to prevent movement of the piston rod of the lifting cylinder downwards and/or upwards, if predetermined criteria are fulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markku Haapaniemi, Tapani Talonen
  • Patent number: 9499375
    Abstract: An elevator including one or more hoisting members that are continuous in the vertical direction, a load-receiving part suspended on the hoisting member, and also a driving member engaging with the hoisting member for moving the load-receiving part. The driving member engaging with the hoisting member is configured to be driven with a detachable drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tapani Talonen
  • Publication number: 20160257530
    Abstract: A diverting pulley adapter is provided for converting an existing pulley, the adapter enabling a maintenance of an existing running path for diverting a suspension, like an elevator-rope or an elevator-belt, the adapter having a base with at least one fixing component for anchoring the adapter, at which base a set of pulleys is provided. The adapter includes a first deflection pulley being mounted rotatable on its rotation axis, and at least a further second deflection pulley being mounted rotatable on its rotation axis, wherein the rotation axes of the pulleys are interspaced, respectively. The positions of those pulleys forming the set of pulleys are adjustable in view of their fixation, respectively, and symmetrically in relation to the fixing component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Niko FORSSTRÖM, Tapani TALONEN
  • Publication number: 20160236908
    Abstract: The invention refers to an Elevator door arrangement having at least one door leaf comprising a support structure and at least one door panel having a back part facing away from the public and a front part facing the public, which door panel is supported in the support structure of the door leaf. The door panel is configured to be supported in the support structure either with its back part or front part facing the public, as desired. This invention allows a protected use of a door panel during construction time use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventor: Tapani TALONEN