Patents by Inventor Timo Korhonen

Timo Korhonen 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: 10717629
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a machinery brake for an elevator. The machinery brake comprises a frame part comprising an electromagnet and an armature part, wherein the machinery brake further comprising an inductive proximity sensor mounted to one of the following: the frame part, the armature part and a target mounted to the other of the following: the frame part, armature part. The inductive proximity sensor and the target are mounted with respect to each other so that in a normal state of the machinery brake the target resides within an operational area of the inductive proximity sensor and in an abnormal state of the machinery brake the target resides at least partly outside the operational area of the inductive proximity sensor. The invention also relates to a method therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henri Vakkamäki, Janne Rossi, Timo Korhonen, Zhizhong Yan
  • Patent number: 10479646
    Abstract: A machinery brake of an elevator includes a frame part including an electromagnet, an armature part, an inductive proximity sensor indirectly mounted to one of the following: the frame part, the armature part, and a target mounted to another of the following: the frame part, armature part. The machinery brake further includes, for establishing the indirect mounting: a temperature change compensation device mounted between the inductive proximity sensor and one of the following: the frame part, the armature part. Some aspects relate to a method for compensating a change in switching point of an inductive proximity sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henri Vakkamäki, Janne Rossi, Timo Korhonen, Zhizhong Yan
  • Publication number: 20170313550
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a machinery brake for an elevator. The machinery brake comprises a frame part comprising an electromagnet and an armature part, wherein the machinery brake further comprising an inductive proximity sensor mounted to one of the following: the frame part, the armature part and a target mounted to the other of the following: the frame part, armature part. The inductive proximity sensor and the target are mounted with respect to each other so that in a normal state of the machinery brake the target resides within an operational area of the inductive proximity sensor and in an abnormal state of the machinery brake the target resides at least partly outside the operational area of the inductive proximity sensor. The invention also relates to a method therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Henri VAKKAMÄKI, Janne ROSSI, Timo KORHONEN, Zhizhong YAN
  • Publication number: 20170313549
    Abstract: A machinery brake of an elevator includes a frame part including an electromagnet, an armature part, an inductive proximity sensor indirectly mounted to one of the following: the frame part, the armature part, and a target mounted to another of the following: the frame part, armature part. The machinery brake further includes, for establishing the indirect mounting: a temperature change compensation device mounted between the inductive proximity sensor and one of the following: the frame part, the armature part. Some aspects relate to a method for compensating a change in switching point of an inductive proximity sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Henri Vakkamäki, Janne Rossi, Timo Korhonen, Zhizhong Yan
  • Patent number: 5229559
    Abstract: A method for controlling an elevator group in which statistical data on a traffic flow within an elevator group, representing the times, local and total volumes of the traffic, and a number of different traffic types used in a group control are stored in a memory unit belonging to the control system. The traffic flow is divided into two or more traffic components, the relative proportion or different traffic components and the prevailing traffic intensity are deduced from the traffic statistics, the traffic components and traffic intensity, i.e. the traffic factors, are subjected to assumptions whose validity is described by means of membership functions of the factors. A set of rules which correspond to different traffic types are formed from these factors and are assigned values by means of the factors and membership functions, the rule which best describes the prevailing traffic is selected, and the traffic type corresponding to the selected rule is used in the control of the elevator group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Kone Elevator
    Inventors: Marja-Liisa Siikonen, Timo Korhonen