Patents Assigned to Sauder Manufacturing Co.
  • Patent number: 10806269
    Abstract: An apparatus and method towards an adjustable furniture track system comprising a set of vertical supports extending in a substantially vertical direction and including at least one vertical channel defining a lateral opening and defining an interior wall within a set of vertically-spaced pins connected with the interior wall, the set pins extending in a lateral direction less than the lateral opening. At least one bracket including a set of connectors receivable in the vertical channel and configured to engage with the set of vertically-spaced pins, wherein the at least one bracket is laterally movable within the vertical channel between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Baden, Anthony D. Warncke, Joshua D. Storrer
  • Publication number: 20190082854
    Abstract: An apparatus and method towards an adjustable furniture track system comprising a set of vertical supports extending in a substantially vertical direction and including at least one vertical channel defining a lateral opening and defining an interior wall within a set of vertically-spaced pins connected with the interior wall, the set pins extending in a lateral direction less than the lateral opening. At least one bracket including a set of connectors receivable in the vertical channel and configured to engage with the set of vertically-spaced pins, wherein the at least one bracket is laterally movable within the vertical channel between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Baden, Anthony D. Warncke, Joshua D. Storrer
  • Publication number: 20180289168
    Abstract: An article of furniture includes a cabinet housing having an open side. A panel can be disposed relative to the cabinet housing and moveable between a first position and a second position spaced away from the cabinet housing. A linkage can be mounted to the panel, and at least two pads can be mounted to the linkage. Each of the at least two pads can have surface on which a person can sit or recline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Steve Stieglitz, Joel D. Alberda
  • Patent number: 9884514
    Abstract: A floor brake assembly for an article of furniture includes a base adapted to be affixed to an article of furniture, a plunger having a brake pad at a plunger first end and movable between a first position where the brake pad engages a floor and a second position where the brake pad is free of the floor, a pivot arm rotatably mounted to the base, a first activation arm pivotally mounted to the base, and a second activation arm pivotally mounted to the base. The pivot arm is rotated between a braking position and an unbraking position to cause the plunger to move between the first and second positions by way of the first and second activation arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Johnson, Steven Stieglitz, Martin J. Krause, Jr., Anthony J. Warncke
  • Patent number: 9668583
    Abstract: A desk chair includes a seat with a back rest and a rigid frame joining the seat and backrest, and a pedestal base preferably with tilt and rotational capabilities. The chair is securely coupled to the base in the desk chair configuration but may be decoupled from the base and placed on the floor beside the base. To accomplish this arrangement, the chair is equipped with a set of four-and-aft extending rails that are integral with the frame which is attached to the seat. These rails rest on the floor only when the chair portion is decoupled from the pedestal base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Warncke, Jeffrey A. Jameson, Thomas A. Hagerty
  • Patent number: 9668579
    Abstract: A reclining chair includes a stationary frame having first and second sides, a seat, a seat back, and a foot rest mounted to the frame, a linkage mechanism mounted to the frame and configured to move the seat, the seat back, and the foot rest between a sitting position and a reclining position and having a driving arm adjacent to the first side and configured to drive the linkage mechanism, and a rotatable arm mounted to the first side of the stationary frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9649881
    Abstract: A caster wheel comprising a wheel mount and a bearing plate, both having a pivot pin extending through them such that the wheel mount may pivot relative to the bearing plate. The wheel mount and bearing plate both have at least two magnets each, arranged such that pivoting movement of the wheel mount may position the magnets in registry with one another. The magnetic attraction between the magnets further attracts the wheel mount and bearing plate into registry with one another, aligning an article to which the caster wheel mounts in a straight direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Warncke, Timothy J. Johnson, Joel D. Alberda
  • Patent number: 9532656
    Abstract: A floor brake assembly for an article of furniture includes a base adapted to be affixed to an article of furniture, a plunger having a brake pad at a plunger first end where the brake pad engages a floor and a second position where the brake pad is free of the floor, a pivot arm rotatably mounted to the base, a first activation arm pivotally mounted to the base, and a second activation arm pivotally mounted to the base. The pivot arm is rotated to a braking position and an unbraking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Johnson, Steven Stieglitz, Martin J. Krause, Jr., Anthony J. Warncke
  • Publication number: 20160353890
    Abstract: A reclining chair includes a stationary frame having first and second sides, a seat, a seat back, and a foot rest mounted to the frame, a linkage mechanism mounted to the frame and configured to move the seat, the seat back, and the foot rest between a sitting position and a reclining position and having a driving arm adjacent to the first side and configured to drive the linkage mechanism, and a rotatable arm mounted to the first side of the stationary frame
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20160353902
    Abstract: A floor brake assembly for an article of furniture includes a base adapted to be affixed to an article of furniture, a plunger having a brake pad at a plunger first end where the brake pad engages a floor and a second position where the brake pad is free of the floor, a pivot arm rotatably mounted to the base, a first activation arm pivotally mounted to the base, and a second activation arm pivotally mounted to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Johnson, Steven Stieglitz, Martin J. Krause, JR., Anthony J. Warncke
  • Publication number: 20160355053
    Abstract: A caster wheel comprising a wheel mount and a bearing plate, both having a pivot pin extending through them such that the wheel mount may pivot relative to the bearing plate. The wheel mount and bearing plate both have at least two magnets each, arranged such that pivoting movement of the wheel mount may position the magnets in registry with one another. The magnetic attraction between the magnets further attracts the wheel mount and bearing plate into registry with one another, aligning an article to which the caster wheel mounts in a straight direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Warncke, Timothy J. Johnson, Joel D. Alberda
  • Publication number: 20160353901
    Abstract: A floor brake assembly for an article of furniture includes a base adapted to be affixed to an article of furniture, a plunger having a brake pad at a plunger first end where the brake pad engages a floor and a second position where the brake pad is free of the floor, a pivot arm rotatably mounted to the base, a first activation arm pivotally mounted to the base, and a second activation arm pivotally mounted to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: SAUDER MANUFACTURING CO.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Johnson, Steven Stieglitz, Martin J. Krause, JR., Anthony J. Warncke
  • Patent number: 9486082
    Abstract: A hanger apparatus (10) comprises an anchor (12), hook (14), fastener (16), second fastener (18), exterior casing or shell (20) and secondary fastener (22). The anchor (12) is attached to a vertical structure such as a wall by a series of the second fasteners (18). The anchor (12) includes an opening through which the first fastener (16) is disposed to securely attach the hanger (10) to a structural member, such as a wall. The hook (14) can be firmly attached to the shell (20) through the secondary fastener (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Warncke, Joel D. Alberda
  • Publication number: 20160290378
    Abstract: A stackable article of furniture comprises at least one post having a longitudinal axis, a first end and a second end. A channel is formed in the at least one post parallel to the longitudinal axis and a pin is pivotally mounted to the at least one post within the channel and pivotable between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: W. Ronald Russ, Lawrence Giaimo
  • Publication number: 20160279003
    Abstract: A chair for person transfer comprises a base, supporting sides disposed on opposing sides of the base, which stand substantially perpendicular from the base, a chair seat extending perpendicularly between the each supporting sides and a chair back extending substantially perpendicularly from the rear of seat. At least one of the supporting sides includes an arm base and an arm rest rotatably connected to the arm base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Donald E. Newfer, Martin J. Krause, Steven Stieglitz
  • Patent number: 9370249
    Abstract: A chair with a coupling companion stool base includes a frame that has: a claw extending downward from a second portion of a lower portion of the frame; a latch extending downward from and movably connected with a first portion of the lower portion; two legs adapted to support the frame upon a supporting surface extending downward from the lower portion; and a receptacle defined between the claw and the latch. The base supports the frame above a supporting surface and has a saddle with opposite back and front edges and a top surface that faces away from the supporting surface. The top surface may also define at least one of a work surface, a writing surface, and a sitting surface. The base releasably couples with the frame, having the saddle seated in the receptacle, the front edge seated in the claw, and the back edge captured by the latch. When decoupled, the chair portion may be used as casual floor rocker seating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Warncke, Jeffrey A. Jameson, Thomas A. Hagerty
  • Patent number: 9027178
    Abstract: A furniture system (400) includes a furniture back (408) having a back front surface (410). A desk (414) having an upper work surface (434) extends forwardly from an upper central portion of the front back surface (410). The system (400) also includes a pair of bases (426) with a pair of seats (424) positioned above the bases (426). A spatial interior area (427) exists between lateral sides of the seats (424), and the desk (414) is centered laterally between the seats (424). The furniture system (400) is movable between sitting configurations and sleeping configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Blair Wieland, Steven Stieglitz, Anthony J. Warncke, Martin J. Krause, Jr., Joel D. Alberda, Donald E. Newfer
  • Patent number: D739664
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Blair Wieland, Joel Derek Alberda
  • Patent number: D805003
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Blair Wieland, Joel D. Alberda
  • Patent number: RE48344
    Abstract: A furniture system (600) includes an inner back (620) and a conversion mechanism (800) which operates so as to move the inner back (620) from a sofa configuration to a sleep configuration. A table assembly (700) is also provided which utilizes a table mechanism (710) so as to permit a user to manually adjust the height of a table top (701) among three functional positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sauder Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Blair Weiland, Steven Stieglitz, Anthony J. Warncke, Martin J. Krause, Jr., Joel D. Alberda, Donald E. Newfer