Patents Assigned to Humanscale Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190301670
    Abstract: An adjustable support arm capable of providing users with a wide range of height, depth, tilt, and swivel options. The adjustable support arm may comprise an arm assembly releasably mounted to a base assembly. In further embodiments, the adjustable support arm may also comprise an articulating joint connected to the arm assembly, and an accessory bracket assembly connected to the articulating joint. A quick-release joint comprising a spring-loaded pivot latch may be utilized to releasably connect the arm assembly to the base assembly. To dampen side-to-side movement of the arm assembly, the adjustable support arm may also comprise a friction cartridge assembly comprising a taper-lock bushing and one or more set screws. A ring-shaped, adjustable panning insert can be coupled to the arm assembly to restrict the range of side-to-side motion of the support arm. The adjustable arm can further comprise a quick-release accessory fastening mechanism for easy removal and attachment of a mounted object (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Glickstein, Steve Bender, Ross Velazquez, Travis Yoch
  • Patent number: 10299595
    Abstract: A chair having an articulating backrest that deforms when reclined to support an occupant's head or shoulders. A backrest assembly includes a mesh insert secured to a frame, which includes an upper frame section and a lower frame section interconnected by a pair of articulated joints. A push arm pivotally connects to the chair's seat assembly and to the backrest's upper frame section. As the chair reclines, the push arm restricts the angular movement of the upper frame section relative to a floor. The lower frame section moves forward relative to the upper frame section. Consequently, an angle formed between the lower frame section and the upper frame section decreases during recline, thereby supporting the chair occupant's head or shoulders. Optionally, a tensioning member may connect the mesh insert to the push arm to offset any loss of tension caused by the deformation of the frame during reclined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HUMANSCALE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Niels Diffrient, James Sortor, Shaun Smith, Mesve Vardar, Jeff Theesfeld, Cory Brechbill
  • Patent number: 10299582
    Abstract: In the specification and drawings an accessory cart is described and shown with a base, a housing element that is connected to the base and extends upward from the base, and a platform, which is connected to the housing element with the height of the platform being automatically adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Jane Abernethy, Robert Volek, Mesve Vardar, Lachezar Tsvetanov, Robert R. King, David Johnston, Alexandra Burn, Xin Wang, Jonathan Philip Puleio
  • Publication number: 20190090631
    Abstract: In the specification and drawings an accessory cart is described and shown with a base, a housing element that is connected to the base and extends upward from the base, and a platform, which is connected to the housing element with the height of the platform being automatically adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Jane Abernethy, Robert Volek, Mesve Vardar, Lachezar Tsvetanov, Robert R. King, David Johnston, Alexandra Burn, Xin Wang, Jonathan Philip Puleio
  • Patent number: 10159337
    Abstract: In the specification and drawings an accessory cart is described and shown with a base, a housing element that is connected to the base and extends upward from the base, and a platform, which is connected to the housing element with the height of the platform being automatically adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Jane Abernethy, Robert Volek, Mesve Vardar, Lachezar Tsvetanov, Robert R. King, David Johnston, Alexandra Burn, Xin Wang, Jonathan Philip Puleio
  • Patent number: 9961992
    Abstract: A height adjustable workstation for positioning a monitor and a keyboard relative to a work surface. The height adjustable workstation can include a stationary column positioned below the work surface and a movable column coupled to the stationary column and vertically extendable above the work surface. The movable column can support a keyboard support and/or a monitor mount. A counterbalance assembly, which is positioned below the work surface and operatively coupled to both the stationary column and movable column, functions to offset the load carried by the keyboard support and/or monitor mount to provide effortless height adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Robert King, Vladimir Stanislavovich Chumakov
  • Patent number: 9920905
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a light fixture for general lighting. The light fixture is includes a light source assembly that uses a point source of light such as an LED, an aspheric reflector, and a lightguide made of transparent materials, that redirects and distributes the light from the point source to an area light. The novel light fixture is not only functional and provides low-glare illumination, it also has an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Zhaohui Yang, Gilles Jean-Baptiste Benoit, Gary H. Paulsen, Todd E. Bracher
  • Publication number: 20170354254
    Abstract: A chair having an articulating backrest that deforms when reclined to support an occupant's head or shoulders. A backrest assembly includes a mesh insert secured to a frame, which includes an upper frame section and a lower frame section interconnected by a pair of articulated joints. A push arm pivotally connects to the chair's seat assembly and to the backrest's upper frame section. As the chair reclines, the push arm restricts the angular movement of the upper frame section relative to a floor. The lower frame section moves forward relative to the upper frame section. Consequently, an angle formed between the lower frame section and the upper frame section decreases during recline, thereby supporting the chair occupant's head or shoulders. Optionally, a tensioning member may connect the mesh insert to the push arm to offset any loss of tension caused by the deformation of the frame during reclined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Niels Diffrient, James Sortor, Shaun Smith, Mesve Vardar, Jeff Theesfeld, Cory Brechbill
  • Publication number: 20170356633
    Abstract: A lamp having a head with a light source and at least one support arm supporting the head at a joint. The joint allows relative motion between the at least one support arm and the head. The joint includes a sliding electrical contact and a torque insert. The at least one support arm is electrically conductive, and a ground wire is grounded to the support arm, the support arm being in electrical contact with the torque insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Volek, Jin Chen, Todd Brunner, Krzysztof Sosniak
  • Patent number: 9804652
    Abstract: A computer docking station devised to save desktop space while also eliminating the presence of permanent cables that can clutter the work surface is disclosed. The computer docking station utilizes a split design, with a lower dock subassembly positioned beneath the work surface for housing the permanent cables necessary for the computer workstation to operate and an upper dock subassembly comprising one or more data ports positioned on top of the work surface. A monitor arm mount can be attached to, or integrated into, the upper dock subassembly, thereby alleviating the need for a separate monitor arm mount without negatively impacting the docking station's footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Volek, Steve Bender
  • Patent number: 9775431
    Abstract: In the specification and drawings an accessory cart is described and shown with a base, a housing element that is connected to the base and extends upward from the base, and a platform, which is connected to the housing element with the height of the platform being automatically adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Jane Abernethy, Robert Volek, Mesve Vardar, Lachezar Tsvetanov, Robert King, David Johnston, Alexandra Burn, Xin Wang, Jonathan Philip Puleio
  • Patent number: D795622
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Niels Diffrient, Jim Sortor, Shaun Smith, Mesve Vardar, Cory Brechbill, Jeff Theesfeld
  • Patent number: D803219
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Volek
  • Patent number: D805232
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Volek, Sergio Andres Gier
  • Patent number: D808699
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Niels Diffrient, Jeff Theesfeld
  • Patent number: D812066
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Vincenzo Lazzi, Ross Velazquez
  • Patent number: D835114
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Vincenzo Lazzi, Ross Velazquez
  • Patent number: D847823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Fabian Monsalve, Ross Velazquez, Jacob Glickstein
  • Patent number: D849013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Fabian Monsalve, Ross Velazquez, Jacob Glickstein
  • Patent number: D849456
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir Chumakov, Toshimasa Fukaya, Juan Jimenez