Patents by Inventor Zhizhong Yan

Zhizhong Yan 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: 20210051317
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for adaptive real-time streaming of Autonomous Vehicle (AV) data. In some embodiments, the AV can receive a request from the remote computing system for real-time streaming of a first type of AV data and adaptively streaming a second type of AV data when one or more streaming conditions are satisfied. The first type of AV data and the second type of AV data can be captured as raw data by sensors, actuators, transducers, and other components of the AV. The AV can stream the first type of AV data to the remote computing system in real-time for a first time period. When the AV determines the streaming conditions are satisfied, the AV can automatically determine the second type of AV data to stream to the remote computing system in real-time for a second time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Zhizhong YAN, Adam CADIEN
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200114813
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to controlling an autonomous vehicle to provide indicators that signal a driving intent of the autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle includes a plurality of sensor systems that generate a plurality of sensor signals, a notification system, and a computing system. The computing system determines that the autonomous vehicle is to execute a maneuver that will cause the autonomous vehicle to traverse a portion of a driving environment of the autonomous vehicle. The computing system predicts that a person in the driving environment is to traverse the portion of the driving environment based upon the plurality of sensor signals. The computing system then controls the notification system to output a first indicator indicating that the autonomous vehicle plans to yield to the person or a second indicator indicating that the autonomous vehicle plans to execute the maneuver prior to the person traversing the portion of the driving environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Lujan, Shiva Ghose, Elliot Branson, Peter Ming Gao, Zhichang Yan, Zhizhong Yan
  • Publication number: 20200079622
    Abstract: The arrangement comprises at least one travelling cable, a guide rail extending from a pit floor at least to a middle of an elevator shaft, an intermediate fixing point positioned in connection with the guide rail, the at least one travelling cable being fixedly attached in said intermediate fixing point, a travelling cable keeper being movably supported on the guide rail so that the travelling cable keeper is movable upwards and downwards along the guide rail, the at least one travelling cable being movably supported in support points on the travelling cable keeper, a path of the at least one travelling cable through the support points in the travelling cable keeper being curved, the at least one travelling cable being movable through the support points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Zhizhong YAN, Antti I. MAKI, Jaakko KALLIOMAKI, Takeshi OGATA
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9193567
    Abstract: Method in the manufacture of an elevator, in which method the parts of a platform, more particularly its support structure, are used for forming the structure that supports the machinery of the final machine room of the elevator, which platform has earlier been in its position in a position disposed lower in the elevator hoistway, and which platform was used in the aforementioned lower disposed position for supporting the machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Peacock, Zhizhong Yan, Matti Eskelinen, Johannes De Jong
  • Patent number: 8881872
    Abstract: In a method in the use of a construction-time elevator, at least two lifts are performed. In each of the lifts, the supporting platform is lifted higher in the elevator hoistway with the hoisting device supported by the support structure so as to extend the operating range of the elevator car to reach higher in the elevator hoistway. A second support structure and a second hoisting device, which are above the support structure, are used between the lifts of the supporting platform, for moving the working platform in the elevator hoistway under construction between the second support structure and the support structure, and for lifting the support structure upwards in the elevator hoistway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Peacock, Jussi Perälä, Matti Eskelinen, Zhizhong Yan
  • Patent number: 8636115
    Abstract: An elevator arrangement includes an elevator hoistway, an elevator car, and a movable supporting platform for supporting the elevator components in the elevator hoistway. The supporting platform includes a supporting frame. The supporting frame includes a plurality of beams that are rigidly fixed to each other. The plurality of beams are arranged such that towards each of all four lateral directions of the supporting platform points at least one beam end of the supporting frame, at which beam end is a movable support element belonging to a plurality of movable support elements movable between a position extended from the platform towards the side and a position retracted towards the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Peacock, Zhizhong Yan
  • Patent number: 8616340
    Abstract: Method in the use of a construction-time elevator, in which method the supporting platform that supports the elevator car of the elevator is lifted higher in the elevator hoistway with a hoisting device supported on a support structure. In the method the supporting platform is suspended from the support structure via at least one hoisting device and rope comprised in the hoisting device and the supporting platform is lifted upwards in the elevator hoistway with a lifting ratio of 1:x, where x is greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Peacock, Matti Eskelinen, Zhizhong Yan
  • Publication number: 20120272612
    Abstract: Method in the manufacture of an elevator, in which method the parts of a platform, more particularly its support structure, are used for forming the structure that supports the machinery of the final machine room of the elevator, which platform has earlier been in its position in a position disposed lower in the elevator hoistway, and which platform was used in the aforementioned lower disposed position for supporting the machinery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Peacock, Zhizhong Yan, Matti Eskelinen, Johannes De Jong
  • Publication number: 20120217101
    Abstract: An elevator arrangement includes an elevator hoistway, an elevator car, and a movable supporting platform for supporting the elevator components in the elevator hoistway. The supporting platform includes a supporting frame. The supporting frame includes a plurality of beams that are rigidly fixed to each other. The plurality of beams are arranged such that towards each of all four lateral directions of the supporting platform points at least one beam end of the supporting frame, at which beam end is a movable support element belonging to a plurality of movable support elements movable between a position extended from the platform towards the side and a position retracted towards the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Peacock, Zhizhong Yan
  • Publication number: 20120018252
    Abstract: Method in the use of a construction-time elevator, in which method the supporting platform that supports the elevator car of the elevator is lifted higher in the elevator hoistway with a hoisting device supported on a support structure. In the method the supporting platform is suspended from the support structure via at least one hoisting device and rope comprised in the hoisting device and the supporting platform is lifted upwards in the elevator hoistway with a lifting ratio of 1:x, where x is greater than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark PEACOCK, Matti ESKELINEN, Zhizhong YAN
  • Publication number: 20110113720
    Abstract: In a method in the use of a construction-time elevator, at least two lifts are performed. In each of the lifts, the supporting platform is lifted higher in the elevator hoistway with the hoisting device supported by the support structure so as to extend the operating range of the elevator car to reach higher in the elevator hoistway. A second support structure and a second hoisting device, which are above the support structure, are used between the lifts of the supporting platform, for moving the working platform in the elevator hoistway under construction between the second support structure and the support structure, and for lifting the support structure upwards in the elevator hoistway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark PEACOCK, Jussi PERÄLÄ, Matti ESKELINEN, Zhizhong YAN
  • Publication number: 20100018809
    Abstract: An elevator arrangement, comprising at least one elevator shaft, a working platform, elevator car or equivalent arranged to move in the elevator shaft, a power source for moving the said working platform or equivalent e.g. by means of ropes, chains, belts or equivalent, characterized in that the vertical range of movement of the said working platform or equivalent in the elevator shaft has been temporarily delimited in such manner that its movement can only take place in a section of the elevator shaft, by means of a structure (1), preferably a beam, which is mounted in the elevator shaft in the path of the said working platform, elevator car or equivalent, said structure (1) being fitted in the elevator shaft below the said working platform, elevator car or equivalent at a distance from the bottom of the elevator shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Peacock, Zhizhong Yan