Patents by Inventor Gordon J. Peterson

Gordon J. Peterson 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: 11910934
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a base and a support platform spaced above the base. The support platform includes a pad having a hinge portion defining a flex region, wherein the pad is pivotable about the flex region. A link has a lower portion coupled to the base and an upper portion coupled to the pad, wherein the upper portion is pivotable with the pad about the flex region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson
  • 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: 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: 11786039
    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: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Gordon J. Peterson, Nathan R. Brock, Mark Spoelhof
  • Publication number: 20230189999
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a base and a support platform spaced above the base. The support platform includes a pad having a hinge portion defining a flex region, wherein the pad is pivotable about the flex region. A link has a lower portion coupled to the base and an upper portion coupled to the pad, wherein the upper portion is pivotable with the pad about the flex region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20230148754
    Abstract: A seating arrangement includes a seat assembly slidably movable between a forward most position and a rearward most position and that includes a seat support structure configured to support a seated user thereon, and at least one elongated slide bearing attached to the seat support structure and including a bearing surface and at least one stop member, wherein the bearing surface and the at least one stop member are a single, integral piece. The seating arrangement further includes at least one slide support member that slidably supports the slide bearing thereon between the forward most position and the rearward most position, wherein the at least one stop member is configured to prevent the seat assembly from being moved beyond at least one of the forward most position and the rearward most position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Gordon J. Peterson, Robert J. Battey
  • Patent number: 11602223
    Abstract: A body support assembly includes a seat assembly and backrest assembly supported by tilt control assembly. Methods of using and assembling the body support assembly are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11583082
    Abstract: A seating arrangement includes a rigid back frame, a flexible back shell coupled to the back frame and including a pair of vertical side portions and at least two strap portions extending laterally between the side portions and including a forwardly-facing surface configured to support a back of a seated user, the at least two strap portions including a lowermost strap portion, the lowermost strap portion configured to deflect a first distance when a rearwardly-directed force is exerted on the lowermost strap portion by a seated user, and a lumbar assembly supported from the back frame and configured to support the lumbar region of a back of a seated user, the lumbar assembly configured to deflect a second distance when the rearwardly-directed force is exerted on the lumbar assembly by a seated user, wherein the first distance and the second distance are substantially similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon J. Peterson, Robert J. Battey, Mark Vander Veen
  • Publication number: 20220369817
    Abstract: A chair assembly includes a base assembly, a seat assembly having a pair of side edges and a fore-to-aft extending longitudinal centerline, a back assembly movable between upright and reclined positions, and an arm assembly including an arm base extending from a first location between the side edges to a second location laterally outward of one of the side edges, wherein the arm base extends at an acute angle with respect to the longitudinal centerline and at an upward angle from the first location toward the second location, a support assembly supported by and extending upwardly from the arm base, and an armrest supported by the support assembly that is adjustable to support the armrest between a plurality of selected vertical positions, wherein the arm assembly and back assembly move at a different rate from one another as the back assembly is moved between the upright and reclined positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Battey, Todd T. Andres, Todd David Krupiczewicz, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Gary Karsten
  • Publication number: 20220354259
    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: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Gordon J. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20220338637
    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: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Russell T. Holdredge, Nathan Brock
  • Patent number: 11464341
    Abstract: A chair includes a base structure, a seat support structure, a back frame comprising a front surface, a rear surface and a forwardly extending bottom portion pivotably connected to the base, a biasing member biasing the back frame from a reclined position toward an upright position, wherein the biasing member is located entirely forward a rearward most edge of the seat support structure, and a back shell comprising a forwardly extending bottom portion connected to the seat support structure, a front surface, a rear surface positioned in front of the front surface of the back frame, a pair of laterally spaced side portions defining an opening therebetween, and a top portion extending laterally between and connected to the side portions, wherein each of the side portions are exclusively connected to the back frame at a first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Battey, Todd T. Andres, Todd David Krupiczewicz, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Gary Karsten
  • Publication number: 20220287466
    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: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Gordon J. Peterson, Nathan R. Brock, Mark Spoelhof
  • Patent number: D961280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, James Ludwig
  • Patent number: D961281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, James Ludwig
  • Patent number: D961315
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, James Ludwig
  • Patent number: D961316
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, James Ludwig, Alyssa Anne Robert
  • Patent number: D961317
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, James Ludwig