Patents by Inventor Timo VLASOV

Timo VLASOV 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: 20210139275
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided an elevator parking brake comprising brake pads configured to provide a braking force against a guide rail in a loading and unloading situation of an elevator car; and at least one sensor. The elevator parking brake is configured to allow a predetermined amount of movement within the elevator parking brake in the loading and unloading situation of the elevator car, and the at least one sensor is configured to provide at least one indication associated with the movement within the elevator parking brake in the loading and unloading situation of the elevator car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Antti KOSKINEN, Petri HARTIKAINEN, Pekka HALLIKAINEN, Janne SALOMAKI, Antti SAARELAINEN, Henri WENLIN, Risto JOKINEN, Timo VLASOV, Mikko PURANEN, Esa PUTKINEN, Jyrki LAAKSONHEIMO, Lauri STOLT, Tuukka KAUPPINEN, Jarkko SALORANTA, Hilkka HAMALAINEN, Sami SAARELA
  • Publication number: 20200207575
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided an elevator car parking brake comprising a brake carrier having a first plate and a second plate, the plates being spaced from each other and positioned to enable a guide rail to travel within the space between the plates, a caliper movably connected to the brake carrier, brake pads, and an actuator configured to move the brake pads against a guide rail in a braking operation. The elevator car parking brake further comprises at least one first compression spring arranged between the first plate of the brake carrier and a brake pad directly associated with the actuator; and at least one second compression spring arranged between the second plate of the brake carrier and the caliper, the first and second compression springs being configured to keep the brake pads substantially centered with respect to the brake carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Antti KOSKINEN, Antti I MAKI, Jukka TURPEINEN, Hilkka HAMALAINEN, Antti SAARELAINEN, Henri WENLIN, Mikko PURANEN, Timo VLASOV, Jukka PENTTILA, Jorma SARKKINEN
  • Publication number: 20200207582
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided an elevator car parking brake comprising brake pads and an actuator configured to move the brake pads with respect to a guide rail. The elevator car parking brake further comprises levers, each having an associated brake pad; and at least one screw associated with the actuator and rotatably fixed to at least one lever via at least one attaching member. In a braking operation, the actuator is configured to rotate the at least one screw in a first direction with respect to the at least one attaching member, thus causing the levers with the brake pads to move towards the guide rail. In a brake release operation, the actuator is configured to rotate the at least one screw in a second direction with respect to the at least one attaching member, thus causing the levers with the brake pads to move away from the guide rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Antti KOSKINEN, Hilkka HAMALAINEN, Timo VLASOV, Mikko PURANEN, Antti SAARELAINEN, Henri WENLIN
  • Patent number: 10669123
    Abstract: In an elevator system, so as to avoid unwanted safety gear tripping, the kinetic energy, which is caused by inertia of the overspeed governor rope to the lever arm, is dissipated by implementing fluid viscous damping to dampen the rotary movement of the spindle shaft to prevent unwanted safety gear tripping in the event when the upwards movement of the moving mass is decelerated by a machinery brake to perform a quick stop of the moving mass. The fluid viscous damping is effected by a viscous fluid damper which is arranged in the synchronization linkage mounted to the moving mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Veli-Matti Virta, Timo Vlasov, Markus Salmi, Jarkko Saloranta
  • Patent number: 10112800
    Abstract: A brake, which includes a frame part of the brake, an armature part movably supported on the frame part, and attached to the frame part a limit switch, the switching state of which changes when movement is exerted on the limit switch in the operating direction of the limit switch. The brake also includes a measuring pin that is movably supported on the frame part of the brake and that is separate from the armature part, which measuring pin is connected to the limit switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaisa Kantanen, Timo Vlasov
  • Publication number: 20180186603
    Abstract: In an elevator system, so as to avoid unwanted safety gear tripping, the kinetic energy, which is caused by inertia of the overspeed governor rope to the lever arm, is dissipated by implementing fluid viscous damping to dampen the rotary movement of the spindle shaft to prevent unwanted safety gear tripping in the event when the upwards movement of the moving mass is decelerated by a machinery brake to perform a quick stop of the moving mass. The fluid viscous damping is effected by a viscous fluid damper which is arranged in the synchronization linkage mounted to the moving mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Veli-Matti VIRTA, Timo VLASOV, Markus SALMI, Jarkko SALORANTA
  • Patent number: 9862569
    Abstract: A brake comprising a frame, a braking member mounted on the frame movably between braking position and released position, and a rotatable lever mounted on the frame, the lever being functionally connected to the braking member such that movement of the lever axially away from frame moves the braking member towards released position. At least one cylindrical roller is mounted on one of the brake frame and lever, to be positioned between the brake frame and the lever, and the other of the brake frame and lever comprises a recess for receiving said cylindrical roller, and in that rotation of the lever is configured to cause said cylindrical roller to roll outwards from the recess along an edge portion of the recess forcing the lever to move axially away from the frame, thereby causing the braking member to move towards released position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timo Vlasov
  • Publication number: 20170349401
    Abstract: A brake, which includes a frame part of the brake, an armature part movably supported on the frame part, and attached to the frame part a limit switch, the switching state of which changes when movement is exerted on the limit switch in the operating direction of the limit switch. The brake also includes a measuring pin that is movably supported on the frame part of the brake and that is separate from the armature part, which measuring pin is connected to the limit switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: KAISA KANTANEN, TIMO VLASOV
  • Patent number: 9764924
    Abstract: A brake, which includes a frame part of the brake, an armature part movably supported on the frame part, and attached to the frame part a limit switch, the switching state of which changes when movement is exerted on the limit switch in the operating direction of the limit switch. The brake also includes a measuring pin that is movably supported on the frame part of the brake and that is separate from the armature part, which measuring pin is connected to the limit switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaisa Kantanen, Timo Vlasov
  • Publication number: 20150375960
    Abstract: A brake, which includes a frame part of the brake, an armature part movably supported on the frame part, and attached to the frame part a limit switch, the switching state of which changes when movement is exerted on the limit switch in the operating direction of the limit switch. The brake also includes a measuring pin that is movably supported on the frame part of the brake and that is separate from the armature part, which measuring pin is connected to the limit switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: KONE Corporation
    Inventors: Kaisa KANTANEN, Timo VLASOV
  • Publication number: 20140291075
    Abstract: A brake comprising a frame, a braking member mounted on the frame movably between braking position and released position, and a rotatable lever mounted on the frame, the lever being functionally connected to the braking member such that movement of the lever axially away from frame moves the braking member towards released position. At least one cylindrical roller is mounted on one of the brake frame and lever, to be positioned between the brake frame and the lever, and the other of the brake frame and lever comprises a recess for receiving said cylindrical roller, and in that rotation of the lever is configured to cause said cylindrical roller to roll outwards from the recess along an edge portion of the recess forcing the lever to move axially away from the frame, thereby causing the braking member to move towards released position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timo VLASOV