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An elevator system having multiple elevator cars efficiently assigns cars and communicates the car assignments to the potential passengers. A hallway intuitive user interface is readily adapted to installations having varying numbers of elevator cars with varying floor access by incorporating a graphical display that is rendered accordingly. Moreover, a combination of visual, textual and aural indications are given to the passenger that the destination entered is valid and assigned to a car. For those instances where a potential passenger fails to enter a destination correctly, the elevator system retains a traditional elevator control interface in the elevator car.

Title
Elevator destination protocol control with flexible user interface
Application Number
10/607644
Publication Number
7040458 (B2)
Application Date
June 27, 2003
Publication Date
May 9, 2006
Inventor
John F Miller Jr
Hamilton
OH, US
Joseph P Rennekamp
Mason
OH, US
Koji Sakata
West Chester
OH, US
Steven Edson Forsythe
Lebanon
OH, US
Agent
Frost Brown Todd
Assignee
Fujitec America
OH, US
IPC
B66B 3/00
B66B 1/34
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