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Gero Gschwendtner, David Krampl: Support construction for long escalators and moving walkways. Invento, Schweitzer Cornman Gross & Bondell, April 23, 2002: US06374981 (12 worldwide citation)

An escalator and moving walkway construction has spaced first and second basic wall supports arranged laterally of a step or plate conveying run. The rigidity of such a support construction is enhanced, in the case of use with large support widths, in that at least one respective supplementary wall ...


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Nicholas C Soldner, Arthur C Hsu, William A Veronesi, Bryan R Siewert, Gero Gschwendtner, Abdullah Ercan, Alois Senger: Detection of people relative to a passenger conveyor with a capacitive sensor. OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, Cantor Colburn, March 1, 2016: US09272882 (3 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting a person relative to a passenger conveyor includes a driving circuit for supplying an oscillating drive signal to a first electrode of a capacitive sensor configured to produce an electric field toward a second electrode in response to the oscillating drive signal. A detection ...


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Alexander Turek, Bernward Engelke, Alois Senger, Gero Gschwendtner, Detlev Lindemeier: Passenger conveyor with movable lateral panel members. Otis Elevator Company, Carlson Gaskey & Olds, April 22, 2014: US08701861 (1 worldwide citation)

A passenger conveyor includes an endless tread band having a plurality of treads. At least one endless drive chain is driven around a first and a second turn around section by a drive. The drivetrain includes a plurality of links that are associated with drive chain rollers. A plurality of the tread ...


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JianGuo Li, Nigel Morris, Alois Senger, Jianwei Zhao, ZhaoXia Hu, Qiang Li, Hui Fang, Zhen Jia, Anna Su, Alan Matthew Finn, LongWen Wang, Qian Li, Gero Gschwendtner: Detection of state of engagement between step and comb plate of passenger conveyor. OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, Cantor Colburn, September 11, 2018: US10071884

The present invention relates to the field of passenger conveyor technologies, and provides an engaging state detection system of a passenger conveyor and a detection method thereof. In the engaging state detection system and detection method of the present invention, a depth sensing sensor is used ...


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Alexander Turek, Bernward Engelke, Alois Senger, Gero Gschwendtner, Detlev Lindemeier: Passenger conveyor with movable lateral panel members. Otis Elevator Company, Carlson Gaskey & Olds, January 5, 2016: US09227818

A passenger conveyor includes an endless tread band having a plurality of treads. At least one endless drive chain is driven around a first and a second turn around section by a drive. The drivetrain includes a plurality of links that are associated with drive chain rollers. A plurality of the tread ...


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Bruce E Hoopes, Gero Gschwendtner, Daniel Rush, Bernward Engelke, Qingdong Jiang, Yanying Chen: Skirt for passenger conveyer. OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, Cantor Colburn, December 26, 2017: US09850099

A passenger conveyor includes a first stationary structure and a second stationary structure; a step positioned between the first stationary structure and the second stationary structure, the step has a tread with a tread surface; and a skirt secured to the step between the step and the first statio ...


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Gero Gschwendtner: Auxiliary brakes for passenger conveyors. Otis Elevator Company, Miller Matthias & Hull, September 8, 2015: US09126810

Passenger conveyors with auxiliary brake systems are disclosed. The passenger conveyors include a truss that rotatably supports a loop sprocket at one end and a turnaround at an opposite end with an endless loop extending around the loop sprocket and the turnaround. The loop includes a plurality of ...


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Nicholas C Soldner, Arthur C Hsu, William A Veronesi, Bryan R Siewert, Gero Gschwendtner, Abdullah Ercan, Alois Senger: Detection of people relative to a passenger conveyor with a capacitive sensor. Otis Elevator Company, October 4, 2012: US20120247919-A1

A system for detecting a person relative to a passenger conveyor includes a driving circuit for supplying an oscillating drive signal to a first electrode of a capacitive sensor configured to produce an electric field toward a second electrode in response to the oscillating drive signal. A detection ...


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Alexander Turek, Engelke Bernward, Alois Senger, Gero Gschwendtner, Detlev Lindemeier: Passenger conveyor with movable lateral panel members. July 19, 2012: US20120181144-A1

A passenger conveyor (10), comprises: an endless tread band, the endless tread band comprising a plurality of treads (24), at least one endless drive chain (26), the drive chain (26) being driven around a first and a second turnaround section (14) by means of a drive, the drive chain (26) comprising ...