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8985280 Method and elevator assemblies limiting loading of elevators by modifying movement magnitude value  
In a method for limiting loading of an elevator assembly, a limit value for a maximum permitted loading is set for one or more parts of the elevator assembly, and a loading of the one or more...
8950555 Method for scheduling cars in elevator systems to minimize round-trip times  
A set of cars in an elevator system are scheduled by assigning passengers to the cars such that a current schedule for each car does not exceed a predetermined maximum number of stops per round...
8944219 Controlling access to building floors serviced by elevators  
A person is detected before entering an elevator in a building, and a destination floor desired by the person is detected. When the person leaves the elevator, the floor on which the person leaves...
8910752 Elevator system  
An elevator system in which plural elevator banks are present in a building, and a security gate through which a user should pass is defined for each bank, appropriate guidance can be given to the...
8905195 Elevator system control using traffic or passenger parameters  
An elevator system having a double or multiple elevator cabins per elevator shaft can be controlled using a method, wherein at least one destination call is entered or at least one identification...
8905196 Elevator group control apparatus having standby operation  
An elevator group control apparatus performs operation control of a plurality of elevators by detecting a downward traffic flow ratio of traffic flows departing downward from floors higher than a...
8857569 Elevator access control system  
An elevator access control system monitors a secure area, including an elevator landing, and controls an elevator system with at least one elevator car that is accessible from the elevator...
8794390 Elevator cab accessory control device  
An elevator cab accessory device having a control panel having a first timer and a first contactor, whereby the first timer operates the first contactor, an elevator door position sensor...
8763761 Elevator systems and methods for building evacuation  
In a method, an evacuation state is activated, and the number of people awaiting evacuation on specific floors is determined. At least one of a number of elevator cars and of evacuation times...
8684142 Using a position detection device with an elevator system  
Using a position detection device, a position of a person in a building area outside of an elevator system is detected. It is determined that the person has not actuated a destination call for the...
8680496 System and method for germicidal sanitizing of an elevator or other enclosed structure  
A system for sanitizing an enclosed structure has a plurality of sensors, a germicidal ultraviolet light source, and a controller. A first sensor detects the presence of humans or animals within...
8678142 Destination floor registration device of elevator, having voice input  
In a destination floor registration device 800, a boarding detection unit 804 detects a boarding of an elevator user; when no button operation by destination floor registration buttons 500 is...
8662257 Elevator cab accessory control device  
An elevator cab accessory device having a control panel having a first timer and a first contactor, whereby the first timer operates the first contactor, an elevator door position sensor...
8584811 Elevator systems and methods to control elevator based on contact patterns  
An elevator system includes at least one elevator, call-giving appliances in elevator lobbies, and a device configured to detect contact patterns in an identification area on a floor surface of at...
8573366 Elevator system to execute anticipatory control function and method of operating same  
In a method for controlling an elevator system, hints relating to potential elevator passengers are received from at least one observation point connected to the elevator system. Based on the...
8556043 Passive detection of persons in elevator hoistway  
Passive infrared detectors (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) carried by an elevator car (14) detect the presence of persons on top of or in the hoistway (12) below the elevator car (14). The passive infrared...
8490754 Elevator control device interfacing with a security gate system  
In an elevator control device in which, when a verified person is authenticated as a registered person by an person authentication device, a security gate is opened to enable the movement into an...
8424653 Electrical signal application strategies for monitoring a condition of an elevator load bearing member  
An elevator load bearing member (30) monitoring device includes a controller (42) that applies a selected electrical signal to tension members (32) of the load bearing member (30). In one example,...
8413767 Elevator operation control device  
There is provided an elevator operation control device in which for an elevator provided with a destination floor reservation device in an elevator hall, disadvantages can be overcome reliably...
8381880 Elevator installation access control with position detection  
A method of operating an elevator installation for transporting elevator users in a building area, including the steps of: detecting the position of elevator users in the building area, granting...
8365869 Stairlift obstruction monitoring  
The invention provides for a method of operating a stairlift, the stairlift having non-contact sensors to monitor the path along which the stairlift carriage is traveling, and to determine the...
8365871 Electronic device and method for monitoring an elevator  
A method for monitoring an elevator controls an image capturing device located inside the elevator to capture a current image inside the elevator when a malfunction of the elevator is detected by...
8316997 Elevator group control system  
Provided is an elevator group control system which is excellent in convenience and can prevent a decrease in operation efficiency even when an elevator is used by a group of a plurality of...
8281901 Elevator door emergency opening control system  
In an elevator control system, an evacuation operation control section outputs a command for evacuation operation by an elevator in case of fire. Moreover, in case of fire, the evacuation...
8210321 System and method for determining a destination story based on movement direction of a person on an access story  
A method and system for transporting people in a building using an elevator installation having at least one elevator cage determines a destination story based on the movement direction of people...
8205722 Method and system for dividing destination calls in elevator system  
In an elevator system including at least two elevator groups having at least one shared floor and destination call appliances on at least the shared floor for receiving destination calls from...
8196711 Elevator system  
An elevator system is obtained which is capable of assigning a suitable car by taking into consideration a change of a maximum speed or an acceleration according to the result of prediction of a...
8109368 Elevator disaster rescue operation system  
According to one embodiment, there is provided an elevator rescue operation system to be used in a building in which a plurality of elevators are installed in parallel. The system includes a...
8091687 Elevator system  
In an elevator system, an operation of a car is controlled by an operation control section. When a specific user in the car is certified by personal authentication of a personal authentication...
8061485 Elevator installation operating method for transporting elevator users  
A method of operating an elevator installation for transporting elevator users in a building area, including the steps of: detecting the position of elevator users in the building area, granting...
8061486 Elevator safety systems including detection of an object in the hoistway  
An elevator system has a hoistway (4) and an elevator car (2) arranged to travel vertically within the hoistway, the hoistway is provided with a sensing arrangement such as an infrared curtain...
8047334 Destination entry group elevator system for facilitating transport of large items  
Elevators (104) in a group elevator system (100) are controlled to facilitate transport of a large item (LI). A destination entry input device receives an input from a passenger (102) indicating...
8020672 Video aided system for elevator control  
An elevator control system (24) provides elevator dispatch and door control based on passenger data received from a video monitoring system. The video monitoring system includes a video processor...
7958971 Wireless, self-contained elevator call request entry system  
A wireless, portable call request entry kiosk (14) has a control panel (19) with keys (20, 21) and a display panel for entering calls and informing passengers of the responding elevator. The kiosk...
7926621 Evacuation assistance device for elevator  
In a building, a service zone including a plurality of floors is set. The building is provided with an elevator that is assigned to the floors in the service zone as service floors. In an event of...
7849973 Refuge support system of double deck elevator  
An evacuation support system for a double-deck elevator allows people stranded in a building to evacuate to an evacuation floor upon an occurrence of a fire in the building including a plurality...
7837013 Image monitoring device for elevator with image recording  
An image monitoring apparatus for an elevator includes an image recording section configured to record a sequence of images of an interior of a car photographed by a camera, with a delay between...
7832527 Image monitoring apparatus for detecting violent behavior in an elevator  
In an image monitoring apparatus for an elevator, image recording means records an image in a car photographed by a camera, and monitors based on the image in the car whether or not there is a...
7823704 Image monitoring apparatus for remote monitoring of an elevator  
In an image monitoring apparatus for an elevator, an image recording unit records an image in a car photographed by a camera, and monitors, based on the image in the car, whether or not there is a...
7823701 Light monitoring device for an elevator system  
The present invention relates to a monitoring device for a elevator system, including an optical sensor unit, which receives light emitted by a external light source existing in the vicinity of...
7823702 Elevator monitoring system including automatic passenger detection  
In an elevator monitoring system, an operation monitoring apparatus receives operation condition data from a group supervisory control device so as to display operation conditions of elevators on...
7823703 Image monitoring apparatus for elevator  
In an image monitoring apparatus for an elevator, an image recording unit records an image in a car photographed by a camera, and monitors based on the image in the car whether or not there is a...
7788063 Utilizing gross vehicle weight to determine passenger numbers  
A method, system, and computer program for determining the number of passengers riding on a vehicle in real time is presented. A total weight of passengers on the vehicle is divided by an...
7766129 Elevator control system  
For entry of calls in an elevator system, a destination call is entered outside the elevator car if the starting floor is a floor with intensive departing traffic. On other floors, a...
7735611 Identification of incoming peak traffic  
A method and system for effectively identifying an incoming peak traffic situation in an elevator system is provided. To allow faster detection of a peak traffic condition, use is made of both...
7717238 Elevator control system  
An elevator control system includes an entrance person authentication section provided at a predetermined distance from an elevator hall for permitting a visitor to use an elevator and register a...
7712586 Passenger guiding system for a passenger transportation system  
Passenger transportation system (4) including a hallway (2) providing access to at least one transport car (6, 8, 10, 12) and a control for controlling the movement of the cars, characterized by a...
7703578 Elevator apparatus  
An elevator apparatus has a car suspended by a main rope through the intermediation of a shackle spring. The car is equipped with a displacement sensor for measuring the displacement amount of the...
7692172 System and method for germicidal sanitizing of an elevator or other enclosed structure  
A system for sanitizing an enclosed structure comprises a first sensor, a second sensor, a third sensor, a germicidal ultraviolet light source, a motor, and a controller. The first sensor detects...
7677363 Evacuation assistance device for elevator  
A rescue floor crowdedness detecting device detects crowdedness or uncrowdedness of an elevator region at a rescue floor. An evacuation guidance device installed in a building reports to those...

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