Patents Assigned to Haworth, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11481730
    Abstract: A spatial event map system including server-side data processor that maintains a spatial event map which locates events in a workspace. The spatial event map includes a log of events, entries in the log having a location of a graphical target of the event in the workspace and a time. The system includes logic to send messages including an event, a location of a graphical target of the event in the workspace and a time, to client-side network nodes; and to receive messages identifying events that create or modify a graphical target, and to add corresponding entries to the log of events. The events can include history events that are sent to the other client-side network nodes, and added to the log for the corresponding history events, and ephemeral events that are sent to other client-side network nodes without adding corresponding entries in the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: HAWORTH, INC.
    Inventors: David M. Foley, Adam Pearson, Demian Entrekin
  • Patent number: 11471345
    Abstract: An office-type chair includes a base, a height-adjustable pedestal extending upward from the base, a seat assembly including a rear seat part and a front seat part, and a linkage system connecting the pedestal to the seat assembly. The linkage system is adapted to pivot the seat assembly between a lowered position to serve as a task chair and an elevated position to serve as an elevated sitting support. A backrest arrangement may extend from the seat assembly. In the lowered position, the front and rear seat parts are both generally horizontally oriented. In the elevated position, the rear seat part may have a slight forward tilt and be positioned higher than in the lowered position, and the front seat part may extend at a downward angle relative to the rear seat part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Beyer, Kyle R. Fleet, Teresa A. Bellingar
  • Publication number: 20220318755
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for implementing adaptive curation of digital assets displayed on a virtual workspace in a collaborative session between network nodes hosted in part by a collaboration system. The system includes logic to retrieve, from a server-side network node, a spatial event map identifying events in the virtual workspace. The virtual workspace comprises locations having virtual coordinates. The events identified by the spatial event map are related to digital assets within the virtual workspace. The system includes logic to identify a local client viewport in the virtual workspace. The system includes logic to render, in the display space on the display, a curated set of digital assets of the plurality of digital assets. The digital assets of the curated set include only digital assets identified as first priority digital assets and exclude other digital assets not identified as being first priority digital assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventor: Rupen Chanda
  • Patent number: 11395543
    Abstract: A reconfigurable work station includes a work surface supported atop a pedestal and base. A linkage arm is affixed to the base or pedestal at a first end and pivotally connected to a fixed member at a second end. The work station can pivot, with the linkage arm, about the fixed member to be selectively positioned in multiple positions. The pedestal may be height adjustable and the work surface may be rotatable atop the pedestal. Alternatively, the work station can include two pedestals and the linkage arm can be rotatably connected to one of the pedestals to rotate the work station, as well as to pivot the work station about the fixed member. A work space includes the work station and at least one wall panel, and a work space system includes multiple work spaces. Work stations within respective work spaces can be selectively positioned in focused or collaborative configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph E. Reddig, Jeffrey J. Reuschel, Ross S. Johnson, Shawn Yu, Bryan Gingrich
  • Publication number: 20220124131
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for a digital collaborative workspace system. The system includes a server network node having a processor and a database accessible thereto. The server network node can include logic to register a first display identification code (DIC) with a first network node, a second DIC with a second network node and a third DIC with a third network node. The server network node can detect an input from a second user identifying the shared workspace and the registered phone number or other identifier of the first user. The server network node can transmit this data to the third network node and in dependence upon receiving a selection of one or more of the first DIC, the second DIC, and the third DIC from the third network node, start a collaboration by sending the shared digital workspace to the network nodes registered with the selected DICs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventor: Rupen Chanda
  • Publication number: 20220078507
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for synchronizing playback of a video at a plurality of client-side nodes in a network including a server-side node and the plurality of client-side nodes. The system includes logic to receive a sync video message at the server from a first client-side node identifying a sync event time. The system includes logic to map the sync event time at the server to a sync frame identifier. The server sends a follower sync video message to a follower set of one or more other client-side nodes including the sync frame identifier. In response to the follower sync video message the one or more client-side nodes in the follower set can synchronize playing the video at a frame corresponding to the sync frame identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Rupen CHANDA, Yuri KIRYANOV
  • Patent number: 11262969
    Abstract: A collaboration system is provided and includes memory storing collaboration data including a spatial event map locating events in a virtual workspace and a local display including a screen space. The collaboration system further includes logic to identify a local client viewport in the virtual workspace, logic to render, in the screen space on the local display, graphical objects identified by events in the spatial event map that have locations within the local client viewport, logic to change a location and a dimension of the local client viewport in the virtual workspace in response to input signals, logic to render, in the screen space on the local display, graphical objects identified by events in the spatial event map that have locations within the changed local client viewport, and logic to generate a viewport change event in response to the change of the local client viewport in response to input signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Satish Santhakumar, Demian Entrekin
  • Publication number: 20220004294
    Abstract: A node of a collaboration system is provided to establish communication with other nodes, store data identifying graphical targets having locations in a virtual workspace and including locations in the virtual workspace of the identified graphical targets, and compute a mapping of a local client viewport to a local client screen space. The node is configured to render on the local client screen space graphical targets having locations within the local client viewport, provide a user interface to display a list of viewport markers representing viewports, where each viewport defines an area in the workspace, and respond to an input indicating a selected viewport marker from the list of viewport markers, update the local client viewport to match the location and dimensions of the viewport represented by the selected viewport marker, and render on the local client screen space graphical targets having locations within the updated local client viewport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Jakobovits, Satish Santhakumar, Demian Entrekin
  • Patent number: 11212127
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for a digital collaborative workspace system. The system includes a server-side network node having a communication module, a processor and a database accessible thereto. The database can store a shared digital workspace. The server-side network node can include logic to send a display identification code (DIC) to a client-side network node such as a display client for display of the DIC. The system can detect an input from a user identifying a shared digital workspace, and a requested DIC. The system can start a collaboration by sending data of the shared digital workspace to the client-side network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Rupen Chanda, Peter Jackson
  • Publication number: 20210374673
    Abstract: A spatial event map system including server-side data processor that maintains a spatial event map which locates events in a workspace. The spatial event map includes a log of events, entries in the log having a location of a graphical target of the event in the workspace and a time. The system includes logic to send messages including an event, a location of a graphical target of the event in the workspace and a time, to client-side network nodes; and to receive messages identifying events that create or modify a graphical target, and to add corresponding entries to the log of events. The events can include history events that are sent to the other client-side network nodes, and added to the log for the corresponding history events, and ephemeral events that are sent to other client-side network nodes without adding corresponding entries in the log.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: HAWORTH, INC.
    Inventors: DAVID M. FOLEY, ADAM PEARSON, DEMIAN ENTREKIN
  • Patent number: 11178446
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for synchronizing playback of a video at a plurality of client-side nodes in a network including a server-side node and the plurality of client-side nodes. The system includes logic to receive a sync video message at the server from a first client-side node identifying a sync event time. The system includes logic to map the sync event time at the server to a sync frame identifier. The server sends a follower sync video message to a follower set of one or more other client-side nodes including the sync frame identifier. In response to the follower sync video message the one or more client-side nodes in the follower set can synchronize playing the video at a frame corresponding to the sync frame identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HAWORTH, INC.
    Inventors: Yuri Kiryanov, Rupen Chanda
  • Publication number: 20210351946
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for a digital collaborative workspace system. The system includes a server-side network node having a communication module, a processor and a database accessible thereto. The database can store a shared digital workspace. The server-side network node can include logic to send a display identification code (DIC) to a client-side network node such as a display client for display of the DIC. The system can detect an input from a user identifying a shared digital workspace, and a requested DIC. The system can start a collaboration by sending data of the shared digital workspace to the client-side network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Rupen Chanda, Peter Jackson
  • Patent number: 11140991
    Abstract: An internally supported cushion for a seating unit is provided. The internally supported cushion includes an internal structure that provides rigidity when used adjacent a back upright or a side upright of a seating unit. The internal structure generally includes a rigid core element that is sandwiched between foam layers. The rigid core element is approximately upright and extends in the lengthwise and widthwise directions of the internally supported cushion. A batting layer is positioned immediately beneath an upholstery covering to prevent the covering from contacting the internal foam layers, which encapsulate the rigid core element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig W. Brekke, Stephen J. Simpson
  • Patent number: 11126325
    Abstract: A node of a collaboration system is provided to establish communication with other nodes, store data identifying graphical targets having locations in a virtual workspace and including locations in the virtual workspace of the identified graphical targets, and compute a mapping of a local client viewport to a local client screen space. The node is configured to render on the local client screen space graphical targets having locations within the local client viewport, provide a user interface to display a list of viewport markers representing viewports, where each viewport defines an area in the workspace, and respond to an input indicating a selected viewport marker from the list of viewport markers, update the local client viewport to match the location and dimensions of the viewport represented by the selected viewport marker, and render on the local client screen space graphical targets having locations within the updated local client viewport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Jakobovits, Satish Santhakumar, Demian Entrekin
  • Publication number: 20210286861
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling display of a workspace. The system includes logic to establish a first level authorization at a display client enabling access to a workspace data set. The workspace data set can have a plurality of entries identifying respective digital assets and locations in the workspace for graphical objects representing the respective digital assets. The plurality of entries can include a particular entry identifying a particular digital asset requiring a second level authorization. The system includes logic to render, for the particular entry, a placeholder graphical object and a prompt. The system includes logic to detect user input indicating selection of the prompt, and in response executing a protocol to establish the second level authorization. Upon establishment of the second level authorization the placeholder graphical object is replaced with a second graphical object to reveal content of the particular digital asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Churchill, Rupen Chanda, Jingqi AO, Madhuvanthi Guruprasad
  • Publication number: 20210281906
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for synchronizing playback of a video at a plurality of client-side nodes in a network including a server-side node and the plurality of client-side nodes. The system includes logic to receive a sync video message at the server from a first client-side node identifying a sync event time. The system includes logic to map the sync event time at the server to a sync frame identifier. The server sends a follower sync video message to a follower set of one or more other client-side nodes including the sync frame identifier. In response to the follower sync video message the one or more client-side nodes in the follower set can synchronize playing the video at a frame corresponding to the sync frame identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuri KIRYANOV, Rupen Chanda
  • Patent number: 11076696
    Abstract: The invention relates to a seat (1), in particular an office chair, comprising a seat support (3) for a seating surface (6) and comprising a backrest support (4) of a backrest (5), which is held on the seat support (3) so as to be able to move in a tiltable manner to the side, wherein the backrest support (4) comprises two support arms (4a, 4b) which are configured to be flexible and/or articulated laterally and spaced apart from one another. Preferably, the seating surface (6) and/or the backrest (5) comprises a curved seat shell and/or backrest shell (6a, 5a) provided with a cover (6b, 5b) with a number of flexible curved ribs (15, 16) on the edge of the shell, wherein the cover is stretched by the seat shell and/or backrest shell (6a, 5a) such that when the cover (6b, 5b) is loaded, the bending of the curved ribs (15, 16) is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Armin Sander, Martin Potrykus
  • Patent number: D919316
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Manuel Martinez Florez, Juana Vasquez-Armstrong, Daniel Charles-Koch West, Stephen Joseph Simpson, Nicolai Czumaj-Bront, Peng Zhan, Craig William Brekke
  • Patent number: D923957
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Manuel Martinez Florez, Juana Vasquez-Armstrong, Daniel Charles-Koch West, Stephen Joseph Simpson, Nicolai Czumaj-Bront, Peng Zhan, Craig William Brekke
  • Patent number: D946948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Manuel Martinez Florez, Juana Vasquez-Armstrong, Daniel Charles-Koch West, Stephen Joseph Simpson, Nicolai Czumaj-Bront, Peng Zhan, Craig William Brekke