Patents Assigned to Steelcase Inc.
  • Patent number: 11903158
    Abstract: A display support system includes a support rail extending in a first direction and at least one support bar carried by the support rail. The support bar is moveable relative to the support rail in at least the first and second directions. A mounting member is engaged with the support bar, with the mounting member being adapted to be coupled to a display. A method for mounting an array of displays on a wall, and a support cart for mounting a display, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Iacovoni, Keith Robert Machin, Santiago Carral O'Gorman
  • Patent number: 11882934
    Abstract: A table assembly includes a tabletop member having a tabletop worksurface and a downwardly directed lower surface. A leg structure including first and second substantially vertical and spaced apart leg members is coupled to the lower surface for supporting the tabletop member. An elongated horizontal upper member extends between upper ends of the leg members. An elongated horizontal lower member below the tabletop member lower surface extends between and is joined to the leg members intermediate their upper and lower ends to form a gap with the upper member. A removable accessory bracket includes a substantially flat vertical member extending along a first plane and a lip member coupled to an upper end of the vertical member, the lip member extending along a second, substantially parallel plane spaced from the first plane and engaging the lower member to support the accessory bracket adjacent the outer surface of the lower member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Kirt Martin, David C. Eberlein, Fredric Biddle
  • Publication number: 20240023717
    Abstract: A backrest includes a primary frame having a pair of laterally spaced first uprights defining a first opening therebetween, a first front surface and a first rear surface. A secondary frame includes a pair of laterally spaced second uprights defining a second opening therebetween, a second rear surface facing the first front surface of the primary frame and a second front surface, wherein the secondary frame is coupled to the primary frame, and wherein at least portions of the first and second openings are aligned. A flexible shell overlies and is coupled to the second front surface of the secondary frame. The flexible shell includes a third rear surface visible through the aligned portions of the first and second openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Pascal Rolf Hien, Jeffrey A. Hall, John Colasanti, Michael Yancharas
  • Publication number: 20240008651
    Abstract: A seating arrangement including a seat member, a base, and an arm assembly including an arm base having a central portion and a receiver portion and exclusively supported from the base via a central portion at a position located between lateral outermost edges of the seat member, an arm stalk telescopingly received within the receiver portion and movable between retracted and extended positions, an arm support supported by the arm stalk, where the arm support moves in a forward direction with respect to the seat member as the arm stalk is moved from the retracted position to the extended position, and a bearing arrangement positioned between the arm stalk and the receiver portion and including a bearing member located between the receiver portion of the arm base and the arm stalk and a biasing member configured to bias the bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Russell T. Holdredge, Nathan Brock
  • Patent number: 11864661
    Abstract: A body support assembly includes a moveable body support member coupled to a deflectable suspension material. Methods of using and assembling the body support assembly are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Gordon J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11857083
    Abstract: A seating unit includes a chair with a backrest and a hook assembly. The backrest includes a rear surface having an outwardly protruding rim. The hook assembly comprises a cover plate and a weldment, and the cover plate may include a hook being integrally formed on an exterior face. The hook assembly is configured to be securely coupled on or within the outwardly protruding rim of the backrest, and a secure coupling between the hook assembly and the backrest is formed via insertion of a fastening member, which is inserted through an apertures on a bottom surface of the cover plate, such that the fastener is aligned substantially parallel to the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Robert Machin, Mark Schneider, David O. Morton, Ryan Jerome Ramos, Mark Spoelhof, Jamie Payne, Daniel George Parker
  • Patent number: 11863907
    Abstract: A conferencing system for conferencing between multiple local conferees within a first conference space and at least a first remote conferee located remotely from the first conference space includes an emissive surface located within the first conference space for generating at least first and second video representations of the remote conferee and at least a first processor for driving the emissive surface to simultaneously present at least the first and second video representations on the emissive surface. The first video representation shows the remote conferee from a first perspective and the second video representation shows the remote conferee from a second, different perspective. The first video representation is observable from within a first viewing zone and not within a second viewing zone within the conference space, and the second video representation is observable from within the second viewing zone and not within the first viewing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen E. Goetzinger
  • Patent number: 11856326
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a virtual world conferencing experience wherein a first set of real world emissive surfaces and content thereon is replicated on virtual world emissive surfaces where the virtual world emissive surfaces are juxtaposed in a virtual world instance at locations and in orientations that replicate the juxtapositions in the real world arrangement and where the virtual world instance is presented on a second set of real world emissive surfaces at a virtual world workstation where the second set of emissive surfaces are arranged differently than the first set of real world surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas de Benoist, Francis Gerard Graziano, Mark Baloga, Paul Noll, Terry West
  • Patent number: 11825955
    Abstract: A seating arrangement includes a base member, and an integrally formed support member coupled to the base member and supporting a seat moveable from an upright position to a reclined position, wherein a portion of the support member is bendable as the seat moves from the upright position to the reclined position such that a first side of the support member is put in tension and a second side generally opposite the first side is put in compression, and wherein the first side includes a tensile substrate so that the first side has as higher modulus of elasticity than the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Michael J. Kemen
  • Patent number: 11819139
    Abstract: A backrest includes a primary frame having a pair of laterally spaced first uprights defining a first opening therebetween, a first front surface and a first rear surface. A secondary frame includes a pair of laterally spaced second uprights defining a second opening therebetween, a second rear surface facing the first front surface of the primary frame and a second front surface, wherein the secondary frame is coupled to the primary frame, and wherein at least portions of the first and second openings are aligned. A flexible shell overlies and is coupled to the second front surface of the secondary frame. The flexible shell includes a third rear surface visible through the aligned portions of the first and second openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Pascal Rolf Hien, Jeffrey A. Hall, John Colasanti, Michael Yancharas
  • Patent number: 11812870
    Abstract: A body support structure includes a base, a seat and a backrest, with the backrest connected to the base with a torsion leaf spring. The torsion leaf spring may be configured with a plurality of fingers, and/or one or more flex regions. One or more struts may be connected between the seat or backrest and the base. In another aspect, the seat and/or backrest may be supported with one or more links that provide a counter-intuitive motion. In another aspect, a link may be coupled to a support with a flexible blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gary Karsten, Mark Spoelhof
  • Patent number: 11805913
    Abstract: A body support assembly includes a seat assembly and backrest assembly supported by a tilt control assembly. Methods of using and assembling the body support assembly are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, David Bodnar, James Ludwig, Nathan R. Brock, Mark Spoelhof
  • Patent number: 11800935
    Abstract: A seating arrangement includes a seat portion, a back portion, a support member caused to move between first and second positions, and a back recline lock arrangement that includes an actuator, a lock member caused to move between a locked position when the actuator is in an engaged position where the lock member prevents the support member from moving from the first position toward the second position, and an unlocked position when the actuator is in a disengaged position, and wherein the actuator is configured to move from the disengaged position to the engaged position when the chair back is in the reclined position, and the lock member is prevented from moving from the unlocked position to the locked position until the back assembly is moved from the reclined position to the upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Russell T. Holdredge, Nathan Brock
  • Patent number: D1008689
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Yuka Hiyoshi, Daniel Paulucci
  • Patent number: D1009046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Anderson, Hyun Yoo, Kristi Hooper, Douglas Dale Buyce
  • Patent number: D1009047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Anderson, Hyun Yoo, Kristi Hooper, Douglas Dale Buyce
  • Patent number: D1009501
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Michael Young, John Hamilton, Benjamin McCarthy, Alexandre Nacrour
  • Patent number: D1009536
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Jerome Ramos, Mark Spoelhof
  • Patent number: D1014782
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Mark McKenna, Brett Willink, Hyun Yoo, Nathan McCaughan, Cyril Joseph Mayne
  • Patent number: D1014783
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Mark McKenna, Chris Pottinger, Brett Willink, Kevin Gillhespy