Patent Number: 6,305,499

Title: Drum drive elevator using flat belt

Abstract: An elevator system (10) includes an elevator car (18) supported for vertical movement on a belt (16) having an end fixed to the hoistway (26) and the other end wound about a drum (32) of a drum drive (12). When the belt (16) is wound or unwound about the drum (32), the elevator car (18) is raised or lowered, respectively.

Inventors: Jones; David W. (Mentone, AU), Kanzaki; Yuji (Kawasaki, JP), Nabetani; Tadaaki (Inagi, JP), Mori; Toshimitsu (Hadano, JP), Shibasaki; Shusaku (Yashio, JP), Shioda; Yasuhisa (Tokyo, JP), Tateno; Hiroaki (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Otis Elevator Company

International Classification: B66B 11/00 (20060101); B66B 011/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018