Patents by Inventor James D. Houda

James D. Houda 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: 5743054
    Abstract: A demountable overhead utility cover unit is provided for use in a building room having a generally open plan for the purpose of transitioning between ceilings of different heights. The units are assembled in an end-to-end fashion and may be disassembled to take to a new location. Each unit comprises a horizontal header having hanging brackets on a top surface, a vertical support structure attached to the header and depending therefrom, a horizontal trough attached to the bottom of the vertical support structure and adapted to abut a top surface of the wall panels of a demountable movable wall system, and a plurality of cover panels attached to the support structure and positioned between the header and trough. Each of the cover panels has a horizontally elongated front elevational shape and the panels are detachably attached to the vertical support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Luchetti, Anne C. Ackerly, James D. Houda, Steven Imrich, Michael E. Miles