KONE Corporation

Espoo, Finland

KONE Corporation

Espoo, Finland

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Patent
KONE Corporation | Date: 2017-05-03

The invention relates to a method for providing a rope end block (1) on an end (E) of a coated rope (R), comprising providing a rope (R) comprising one or more elongated load bearing members (2) embedded in a coating (3); and processing an end section (S) of the rope (R), said processing comprising removing from the end section (S) of the rope (R) material of the coating (3) from around said one or more load bearing members (2); and molding a rope end block (1) around the processed end section (S) of the rope (R). One or more electrically conductive connectors (5) can be embedded in the end block (1). The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a rope terminal arrangement, a rope terminal arrangement of an elevator as well as to an elevator.


The invention relates to an elevator system and also to a method for monitoring electrical safety in an elevator system. The elevator system comprises a motor drive (1) for driving an elevator car, wherein the elevator system comprises a safety arrangement of an elevator. The safety arrangement comprises the motor drive (1) of the elevator, which motor drive comprises a main circuit (2), an accessible conducting part (3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E), which is earthed, an insulator (4), which is adapted to electrically insulate the aforementioned conducting part (3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E) from the aforementioned main circuit (2) and also a monitoring circuit (6), which is configured to determine an earth fault of the aforementioned main circuit occurring via the aforementioned conducting part (3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E). The monitoring circuit (6) is configured to form a signal indicating the danger of electric shock in the motor drive (1) of the elevator, if the aforementioned earth fault is diagnosed. The safety arrangement comprises a drive prevention apparatus (8, 13) connected to the monitoring circuit (6), which apparatus is configured to remove the elevator from use when an earth fault is diagnosed.


Patent
KONE Corporation | Date: 2017-01-04

Elevators and other facilities in buildings and other constructed environments can be controlled remotely. In an advanced controlling method at least one person is guided through constructed environment along a predetermined route. When the route is known facilities, such as elevators, may be called or activated in advance so that the person guided along the route does not need to do it when arriving at the area of influence of the facility. When there are more than one person travelling the routes may be combined such that the central system controlling allocations of facilities may call or activate resources more than one person.


To enable construction-time use of an elevator, a method for implementing landing call signalization in an elevator is proposed. In the method, a number of call units (10) each comprising a wireless signalling unit is installed at landing locations. Furthermore, a wireless driver unit (20) is installed at an elevator car, configured to receive landing calls from the number of call units (10) and also configured to indicate from which landing location a landing call has been received. Patent claims for a system and a wireless driver unit are also included.


According to one aspect, there is provided an apparatus for operating an elevator car (102) of an elevator system, the elevator car (102) being driven by a belt (112). The apparatus comprises a wheel (120) configured to be connected to the belt (112) or to a diverting pulley (114) of the elevator system acting on the belt (112), and a mechanical interface (124) configured to provide a rotational motion to the wheel (120) to move the elevator car (102).


Patent
Kone Corporation | Date: 2017-01-13

The invention relates to an elevator car comprising a support frame, a floor structure and a ceiling structure, as well as at least one car door, and side walls extending between the floor structure and the ceiling structure, wherein the side walls are formed from several wall elements, which are aligned end-to-end or end-to side in corners, wherein the wall elements are composite panels consisting of at least one support material and at least one noise insulating material, that the elevator car comprises at least one flatbar, extending over the surface of both adjacent wall elements, and covering the joint between them, which flatbar comprises or is connectable with fixing elements to at least one of both adjacent wall elements. Via this means the joint between two noise insulating wall elements does prevent any essential noise leakage.


Patent
Kone Corporation | Date: 2017-01-11

An elevator is equipped with a plurality of remote monitoring sensors for detecting faults and other events in a variety of components in the elevator. These remote monitoring sensors produce remote monitoring messages having a priority classification according to the fault or monitoring event severity. These remote monitoring messages are processed according to the priority classification and available communication connection properties. Based on the processing the communication connection for transmitting the remote message to a central system is selected and sent or temporarily stored for later transmittal.


Patent
KONE Corporation | Date: 2017-02-08

The invention relates to a method for controlling a passenger transport system, which transport system comprises at least two passenger conveyors, as e.g. escalators (40, 42) or elevators (36, 38), which transport system comprises a control for the passenger conveyors and for controlling passenger flow in the transport system. The control is connected to a passenger flow determination device (22) for establishing a passenger flow reference value of the actual passenger flow to be expected in the passenger transport system, and which control further comprises a passenger guide system (16) for controlling passenger flow in the transport system, which passenger guide system uses a cost function considering a set of system control parameters as passenger riding time, energy consumption, passenger waiting time, passenger transport capacity, maintenance demand, etc.. The control uses a transport model (12) simulating the function of the hardware components of the transport system under consideration of correlated system operating parameters as e.g. number of active passenger conveyors, passenger conveyor speed, still-stand times, door opening times etc. in connection with passenger flow, whereby the passenger flow reference value is input to the transport model and in an optimization process the system operating parameters are optimized under use of the transport model to meet the passenger flow reference value under consideration of at least one significant system control parameter from said set of system control parameters to achieve a best set of system operating parameters. The best set of system operating parameters is applied to the control of the passenger transport system.


Patent
Kone Corporation | Date: 2017-07-19

The invention relates to a method for testing operation of an elevator comprising an elevator car (1), the method comprisingstarting movement of the elevator car (1); and thereafterstarting a stopping sequence for stopping movement of the elevator car (1); andmonitoring movement of the elevator car, said monitoring preferably including monitoring acceleration of the elevator car (1); anddetecting a predefined response in movement of the elevator car (1), said predefined response preferably being cease of acceleration of the elevator car; anddetermining time (t_(1)) elapsed between said starting a stopping sequence and said detected predefined response in movement of the elevator car (1), wherein said response is preferably cease of acceleration, for thereby determining reaction time of the elevator; andcomparing said time elapsed (t_(1)) with at least one reference, such as with at least one predefined threshold. The invention also relates to an elevator implementing said method.


Patent
Kone Corporation | Date: 2017-07-19

According to an example embodiment there is provided a method for allocating an elevator in an elevator system. The method comprises constructing passenger batch size distributions (100) for each pair of floors in a building based on passenger batch journeys, each passenger batch journey defining at least the origin and destination floor of the journey, the number of passengers relating to the journey and the time of the journey; receiving a call for an elevator (102); estimating the number of passengers waiting behind the call (104) based on the passenger batch size distributions; and allocating the call to an elevator being able to serve the estimated number of passengers (106).

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