Patents by Inventor Jonathan J. King

Jonathan J. King 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).

  • Publication number: 20180245617
    Abstract: A counting tape and a method of using the counting tape in assembling a wall or floor-mounted storage system. The counting tape has an elongated body and a plurality of sequentially labeled, non-dimensional, regularly spaced markings on the tape body. The spaced markings correspond to sequentially arranged, regularly spaced holes in the wall or floor-mounted storage system. The counting tape may be supported adjacent the spaced holes and the spaced markings on the counting tape used to uniquely identify an adjacent hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hughes, Bret L. Riedel, Jonathan J. King, Terra M. Kunish
  • Patent number: 7210270
    Abstract: An elevated raceway for routing utility lines in a vertically spaced relationship above the upper edge of a partition. The raceway includes an elongated passageway configured to retain utility lines in a horizontally extending manner. A first support member extends downwardly from the raceway, and has a connector spaced apart from the raceway a first vertical distance. The connector is configured to attach to a partition frame. A second support member extends downwardly from the raceway, and has a connector spaced apart from the raceway a second vertical distance that is different from the first vertical distance, such that the raceway is supported at a generally uniform vertical height above an upper edge of a partition having sections with different heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan J. King, Joel T. Ruiter, David J. Dekker, James D. Houda
  • Patent number: 7032523
    Abstract: A workstation is disclosed that defines a work space and provides at least one display device. The workstation includes a base providing a guide. The workstation also includes at least one upstanding structure having a wheel assembly adapted for movement along a path defined by the guide about the work space to selectively deliver utilities to at least one portion of the work space and a worksurface coupled to the structure and providing a display support assembly adapted for pivotably coupling of the display device. The structure and worksurface and display support assembly are movable relative to the base so that a display device coupled to the display support assembly may be selectively positioned for use in a variety of locations in the work space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Carl V. Forslund, III, Joel Stanfield, Jonathan J. King, Mark A. Baloga
  • Publication number: 20040194669
    Abstract: A workstation is disclosed that defines a work space and provides at least one display device. The workstation includes a base providing a guide. The workstation also includes at least one threshold having a wheel assembly adapted for movement along a path defined by the guide about the work space to selectively deliver utilities to at least one portion of the work space and a worksurface coupled to the threshold and providing a display support assembly adapted for pivotably coupling of the display device. The threshold and worksurface and display support assembly are movable relative to the base so that a display device coupled to the display support assembly may be selectively positioned for use in a variety of locations in the work space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Carl V. Forslund, Joel Stanfield, Jonathan J. King, Mark A. Baloga
  • Patent number: 6625935
    Abstract: A partition panel for offices includes a partition frame having a horizontal frame member and a pair of horizontally spaced apart vertical frame members connected to the horizontal frame member. An accessory support is connected to the horizontally extending frame member at a selected one of a plurality of locations to permit adjustable connection of the accessory support to the horizontal frame member. The accessory support includes a plurality of vertically spaced apart connectors adapted to support an accessory unit at a selected one of a plurality of vertically spaced locations. An accessory unit is removably connected to the accessory support at a selected one of the vertically spaced apart connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan J. King, Joel T. Ruiter, David J. Dekkar, James D. Houda
  • Patent number: 6591563
    Abstract: A partition panel includes a rigid panel frame having a lower portion configured to support the partition panel freestanding on a floor surface. The rigid panel frame defines a horizontal upper edge and an intermediate height between the upper edge and the lower portion. A utility trough extends horizontally adjacent the horizontal upper edge, and the utility trough defines a utilities passageway having an upwardly facing elongated opening extending along substantially the entire length of the utility trough and providing access to the utilities passageway. A horizontally repositionable vertically extending utility support member is adapted to support utility lines extending from the utilities passageway of the utility trough to the intermediate height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan J. King, Joel T. Ruiter, David J. Dekkar, James D. Houda
  • Patent number: 6591555
    Abstract: A storage unit for use in an office environment. The storage unit includes a structural frame having two opposing side panels, at least one laterally extending panel extending between and interconnecting the side panels to define an interior space. The frame includes a perimeter defining an access opening that provides access to the interior space. The storage unit includes a flexible cover having opposing side edges, a front edge, and a rear edge. The flexible cover is attached to the structural frame proximate said rear edge of said flexible cover. The flexible cover extends freely from the attachment to the frame. The flexible cover has an engagement feature which is selectively engageable with the frame at first and second locations on the frame. Engagement of the cover with the frame at the first location places the flexible cover in a closed position with the opposing side edges of the flexible cover extending proximate the perimeter defining the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan J. King, Joel T. Ruiter, David J. Dekkar, James D. Houda, Peter E. Mack
  • Patent number: 6533019
    Abstract: A partition panel for office systems includes a rigid panel frame having a generally rectangular perimeter and a generally rectangular opening therethrough. The panel frame has a base configured to abuttingly support the panel frame freestanding on a floor surface. The panel frame includes a row of openings configured to support hang-on accessories. The partition panel also includes at least four H-shaped connectors, each of which is secured to said panel frame adjacent each side of the rectangular opening. A rigid sheet is secured to the frame by the connectors, and spans at least a substantial portion of the rectangular opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan J. King, Alan E. Rheault, John S. Malnor, Joel T. Ruiter
  • Publication number: 20020189179
    Abstract: A storage unit for use in an office environment. The storage unit includes a structural frame having two opposing side panels, at least one laterally extending panel extending between and interconnecting the side panels to define an interior space. The frame includes a perimeter defining an access opening that provides access to the interior space. The storage unit includes a flexible cover having opposing side edges, a front edge, and a rear edge. The flexible cover is attached to the structural frame proximate said rear edge of said flexible cover. The flexible cover extends freely from the attachment to the frame. The flexible cover has an engagement feature which is selectively engageable with the frame at first and second locations on the frame. Engagement of the cover with the frame at the first location places the flexible cover in a closed position with the opposing side edges of the flexible cover extending proximate the perimeter defining the access opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Jonathan J. King, Joel T. Ruiter, David J. Dekkar, James D. Houda, Peter E. Mack
  • Publication number: 20020189180
    Abstract: A partition panel includes a rigid panel frame having a lower portion configured to support the partition panel freestanding on a floor surface. The rigid panel frame defines a horizontal upper edge and an intermediate height between the upper edge and the lower portion. A utility trough extends horizontally adjacent the horizontal upper edge, and the utility trough defines a utilities passageway having an upwardly facing elongated opening extending along substantially the entire length of the utility trough and providing access to the utilities passageway. A horizontally repositionable vertically extending utility support member is adapted to support utility lines extending from the utilities passageway of the utility trough to the intermediate height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Jonathan J. King, Joel T. Ruiter, David J. Dekkar, James D. Houda
  • Patent number: 6481163
    Abstract: A partition frame includes vertically spaced apart upper and lower horizontal frame members. The partition frame also has a pair of horizontally spaced apart vertical frame members extending between and interconnecting the upper and lower frame members to form a generally rectangular frame. The vertical frame members have a vertical row of openings configured to support hang-on accessories, and the upper frame member includes a horizontal row of openings configured to support hang-on accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan J. King, Alan E. Rheault, John S. Malnor, Daniel R. VanDyk, Michael L. Waalkes, Errol S. Pearsons, Bruce W. DuVall, Jr., William K. Hofman, Daniel N. Phillips
  • Patent number: 6386723
    Abstract: A tasklight includes a first elongated cover portion defining a first elongated side edge. A second elongated cover portion is connected to the first cover portion, and defines therewith a housing having a lower side. The second elongated cover portion defines a second elongated side edge, and the second side edge is spaced-apart from the first side edge to define an open space between the first and second side edges that extends along a rear side of said housing. An elongated light source is positioned proximate the lower side of the housing. A reflective surface on the lower side of the housing has a shape configured to distribute light produced by the light source forwardly onto the worksurface. The reflective surface forms a passageway with the open space of the housing, and permits heat produced by the light source to escape through the open space of the housing by convection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Eberlein, Douglas D. Buyce, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Michael W. Welsh, Jonathan J. King, Michael C. Andrusiak, Royal A. Kent
  • Patent number: 6330773
    Abstract: An extension panel for connection to a lower panel of the type having vertical uprights defining upper ends and including a utilities passageway extending along an upper edge of the lower panel for receiving utility conduits therein. The extension panel includes a pair of space-apart upright posts, and at least one beam extending between the posts and rigidly interconnecting the same. A pair of structural members extend downwardly from the lower ends of the posts to engage the lower panel and rigidly interconnect the extension panel and the lower panel. The structural members are laterally spaced-apart to define a downwardly-opening utilities opening therebetween. The utilities opening is positioned in alignment with the utilities passageway of the lower panel to permit utilities conduits to pass through the utilities opening when the extension is secured to the lower panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas B. MacDonald, Jonathan J. King, Steven E. Sanders, Alan E. Rheault, James R. Dykstra, Michael L. Waalkes, David A. Walz, Patricia A. Williams, Donald P. Gravel, Joseph Chang
  • Patent number: 6173543
    Abstract: A partition system includes having a [covered] face and a horizontal frame member. A C-shaped structured channel is attached to the horizontal frame member outboard of the [covered] face. The channel extends horizontally and includes top and bottom parallel flanges that attach to the horizontal frame member and that define a horizontal wireway adjacent to the horizontal frame member. Apertures are formed in the top and bottom flanges for routing utilities into the wireway from above or below. Wiring routed through the apertures can be protected by sleeves. A shelf or worksurface is supported in cantilevers on the channel. A flexible is attached over the channel. Vertical blade supports for shelves can also be supported on the partition with vertically spaced rear brackets attached to the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Gortsema, Jonathan J. King, Frank Friedman, Thomas B. Eich, Charles A. Seiber, Douglas G. Lyon, David P. Churchill
  • Patent number: 6076474
    Abstract: A freestanding support for supporting a worksurface and an overhead storage unit and the like in an open office environment includes at least three legs where each leg has a bottom portion adapted for resting on a floor, a top horizontal support adapted for receiving and supporting a worksurface on the support, and a vertical support which maintains the bottom portion and the top horizontal support in a fixed vertically spaced relationship. A stretcher extends between and is attached to an upper rear portion of the end legs thereby maintaining the two end legs in a parallel horizontally disposed relationship. The freestanding support also has at least two support posts. One support post has an intermediate portion attached to the stretcher and is positioned substantially in alignment with one of the end legs and further has a bottom portion attached to the vertical support of the end leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Grabowski, Randall P. Nelsen, Jonathan J. King, Michael H. Abson, Roy W. Fink, Michelle R. Gallette
  • Patent number: D444262
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Eberlein, Douglas D. Buyce, Michael W. Welsh, Jonathan J. King, Michael C. Andrusiak, Royal A. Kent
  • Patent number: D461022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Eberlein, Douglas D. Buyce, Michael W. Welsh, Jonathan J. King, Michael C. Andrusiak, Royal A. Kent
  • Patent number: D467555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan J. King, Joel T. Ruiter, David J. Dekker, James D. Houda
  • Patent number: D471380
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan J. King, Joel T. Ruiter
  • Patent number: D483968
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan J. King, Kurt P. Dammerman, Thomas B. Eich, Frank Freidman, Thomas Overthun, Jochen P. Backs, George J. Simons, Charles A. Seiber