Patents by Inventor Geoffrey Milligan

Geoffrey Milligan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7814711
    Abstract: A leveling assembly for an interior wall system is disclosed. The wall system is composed of a number of wall panels configured for installation in a building having a ceiling and a floor. The assembly includes at least one elongate floor channel secured to the floor and a floor rail longitudinally disposed within the floor channel. The floor rail supports one or more of the wall panels. A number of levelers are positioned along the floor channel. The levelers permit the floor rail to be vertically spaced apart from the floor channel. The levelers are adjustable to level the floor rail in relation to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: TK Canada Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Milligan, Zoran Baic, Paul Kruger
  • Publication number: 20080295426
    Abstract: A leveling assembly for an interior wall system is disclosed. The wall system is composed of a number of wall panels configured for installation in a building having a ceiling and a floor. The assembly includes at least one elongate floor channel secured to the floor and a floor rail longitudinally disposed within the floor channel. The floor rail supports one or more of the wall panels. A number of levelers are positioned along the floor channel. The levelers permit the floor rail to be vertically spaced apart from the floor channel. The levelers are adjustable to level the floor rail in relation to the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: TK Canada Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Milligan, Zoran Baic, Paul Kruger
  • Publication number: 20050097841
    Abstract: A method of glazing an opening in a wall structure such as an interior wall in an office building, in which a glazing frame is fitted around a glass panel and the panel and frame are inserted into the opening. Clips are installed within the opening and engage the frame so as to prevent displacement of the frame outwardly of the opening. A trim frame is then installed from the opposite side of the opening and is retained by and conceals the clips. The trim frame provides a symmetrical smooth exterior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Applicant: TK Canada Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Milligan, Zoran Baic, Nicholas Molo
  • Patent number: 6712433
    Abstract: A workstation system includes, as a “core” element, a self-standing service trunk that can be used in association with free-standing desks placed adjacent the trunk, or desk structures that are physically connected to the trunk. The trunk has a top that provides a generally horizontal storage support surface above desk height, and the trunk incorporates power and communication cable troughs for delivering power and communication services from an input location on the trunk to an output location accessible from a desk associated with the trunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: TK Canada Limited
    Inventors: John Hellwig, Geoffrey Milligan, Steve Verbeek, Lorie Marangoni, Genadij Makarewicz, Terry Woodside, Stefano Lio, Zoran Baic, Jonathon Loudon, Dakota Kasdorf, Paul Kruger
  • Publication number: 20020153812
    Abstract: A workstation system includes, as a “core” element, a self-standing service trunk that can be used in association with free-standing desks placed adjacent the trunk, or desk structures that are physically connected to the trunk. The trunk has a top that provides a generally horizontal storage support surface above desk height, and the trunk incorporates power and communication cable troughs for delivering power and communication services from an input location on the trunk to an output location accessible from a desk associated with the trunk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Applicant: TK Canada Limited
    Inventors: John Hellwig, Geoffrey Milligan, Steve Verbeek, Lorie Marangoni, Genadij Makarewicz, Terry Woodside, Stefano Lio, Zoran Baic, Jonathon Loudon, Dakota Kasdorf, Paul Kruger
  • Patent number: 6446396
    Abstract: A wall system for partitioning interior space within a building includes an internal frame made up of vertical posts and horizontal rails extending between the posts. Panels providing a fascia defining a covering on the frame are coupled to the panel by plug-in connectors. The panels may include “smart” elements or fascias providing writing or tack board surfaces, or an accessory element to which shelves or other accessories can be coupled. Heavier capacity shelves can be coupled directly to the posts of the frame. Electrical and/or data connections can be provided via a horizonal rail incorporated in the skin. The rails can include a plug-in module and wire management channels extending outwardly from the module. The wall system may incorporate a pocket door built on the same principle as the overall wall structure. Also disclosed are a pivot door structure and a patch plate for fitting a standard lockset or latchset to a glass door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Teknion Furniture Systems Limited
    Inventors: Lorie Marangoni, Geoffrey Milligan, Zoran Baic, Christine Dominik, Steven Verbeek, Genadij Makarewicz, Ulf Stahmer, Nicolas Koeppe
  • Patent number: 6168247
    Abstract: A file drawer is disclosed where two opposed top edges of the file drawer include pivoting rails which are movable to one of the two positions. The rails in one position are spaced for supporting letter size file jackets and in the other position support metric A4 size file jackets. This arrangement allows the manufacture of common size file drawers which can easily be adjusted for either filing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Teknion Furniture Systems Limited
    Inventors: Ulf Stahmer, Christine Dominik, Geoffrey Milligan, Lorie Marangoni
  • Patent number: D459611
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: TK Canada Limited
    Inventors: Stefano Lio, Christine Dominik, Geoffrey Milligan
  • Patent number: D459622
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: TK Canada Limited
    Inventors: Stefano Lio, Christine Dominik, Geoffrey Milligan
  • Patent number: D459756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: TK Canada Limited
    Inventors: Stefano Lio, Christine Dominik, Geoffrey Milligan
  • Patent number: D477474
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: TK Canada Limited
    Inventor: Geoffrey Milligan
  • Patent number: D478436
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: TK Canada Limited
    Inventor: Geoffrey Milligan
  • Patent number: D481558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: TK Canada Limited
    Inventor: Geoffrey Milligan
  • Patent number: D422796
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Teknion Furniture Systems Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Milligan, John Hellwig, Lorie Marangoni