Patents by Inventor Mark Spoelhof

Mark Spoelhof 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: 11203882
    Abstract: A lounge assembly comprising a lower wall structure including at least first and second spaced apart side walls and a rear wall that together form an assembly space, each of the side walls and rear wall including an internal surface, a seat assembly supported between the first and second side walls, a first coupler mounted to the internal surface of the first side wall, a support arm having an arm length dimension between proximal and distal ends, the proximal end mounted to the first coupler adjacent the internal surface of the first side wall for rotation about a first vertical axis and a tablet member supported at the distal end of the support arm for rotation about a second vertical axis through a second range of motion with respect to the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Russell T. Holdredge, Sean Corcorran, David K. Jones, Duck Young Kong, Todd David Krupiczewicz, Keith Robert Machin, Mark McKenna, Gordon Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, Pradeep Mydur, David J. Battey
  • Patent number: 11185158
    Abstract: A monitor support assembly includes a base designed to rest on an ambient floor surface. An upright frame structure is spaced forward to the rear of and extends vertically upward from the base. The frame structure includes first and second vertical members and a top frame member that extends horizontally between the first and second vertical members. A shroud assembly is mounted to the upright frame structure and includes a first central wall member and first and second additional wall members extending from the first and second lateral edges in the same direction. The first central wall member and the additional wall members form a receiving space. A mounting plate mountable to the rear surface of a displays screen is releasably supported by the upright frame structure within the receiving space. A depth dimension of the receiving space is sufficient to accommodate a display screen mounted via the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Kincaid, Mark Spoelhof, Mark Schoolmeester, Duck Young Kong, John Allen, Hyun Yoo
  • Publication number: 20210345781
    Abstract: A seating arrangement includes a support shell including a seat portion and a chair back portion each configured to support a seated user, the chair seat portion having a front region and a rear region and the chair back portion having an upper region and a lower region, where the rear region of the seat portion is coupled to the lower region of the chair back portion, a control member including a substantially flexible front support and an attachment point, where the front support engages the support shell in the front region of the seat portion and the control member engages the back portion, and a substantially rigid second support attached to the control member at the attachment point, wherein the control member is an integral, one-piece component including multiple flex regions configured to allow the support shell to move between an upright and reclined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: James Ludwig, Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt Heidmann, Bruce Michael Smith, Mark Spoelhof
  • Patent number: 11162271
    Abstract: A lounge assembly comprising a lower wall structure including at least first and second spaced apart side walls and a rear wall that together form an assembly space, each of the side walls and rear wall including an internal surface, a seat assembly supported between the first and second side walls, a first coupler mounted to the internal surface of the first side wall, a support arm having an arm length dimension between proximal and distal ends, the proximal end mounted to the first coupler adjacent the internal surface of the first side wall for rotation about a first vertical axis and a tablet member supported at the distal end of the support arm for rotation about a second vertical axis through a second range of motion with respect to the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Russell T. Holdredge, Sean Corcorran, David K. Jones, Duck Young Kong, Todd David Krupiczewicz, Keith Robert Machin, Mark McKenna, Gordon Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, Pradeep Mydur, David J. Battey
  • Patent number: 11096497
    Abstract: A seating arrangement includes an upwardly-extending back arrangement movable between upright and reclined positions, and a seat arrangement that includes a first link member extending horizontally and having forward and rearward portions, a second link member spaced from the first link member, a third link member coupled to the first and second link members and substantially flexible along a majority of a length thereof, and a fourth link member operably coupled to the first and second link members, the fourth link member being substantially rigid along a majority of a length thereof, wherein the link members cooperate to form a four-bar linkage assembly, and wherein the seat arrangement moves in a rearward direction as the back arrangement is moved between the upright position and the reclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: James Ludwig, Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt Heidmann, Bruce Michael Smith, Mark Spoelhof
  • Publication number: 20210204699
    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: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, David Bodnar, James Ludwig, Nate Brock, Mark Spoelhof
  • Patent number: 11034576
    Abstract: An upholstery system for forming a curved furniture surface includes two surfaces that form a corner, two planar elements that are each positioned on one of the two surfaces, and a plurality of contoured elements positioned between the two planar elements and along the corner. Each of the plurality of contoured elements includes a curved surface. The system also includes at least one piece of fabric that includes at least three sections, which are connected to each other in a series such that adjacent sections form a connection portion. The system further includes a plurality of clips positioned on each of the two surfaces. The at least three sections of the at least one piece of fabric are positioned over the planar elements and the plurality of contoured elements. The connected portion of adjacent sections of the at least one piece of fabric is connected to the plurality of clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Smith, Ryan McGovern, Rolf Pascal Hien, Mark Spoelhof, Greg Opatik, Kade Roggentine
  • Publication number: 20210172186
    Abstract: A lounge assembly comprising a lower wall structure including at least first and second spaced apart side walls and a rear wall that together form an assembly space, each of the side walls and rear wall including an internal surface, a seat assembly supported between the first and second side walls, a first coupler mounted to the internal surface of the first side wall, a support arm having an arm length dimension between proximal and distal ends, the proximal end mounted to the first coupler adjacent the internal surface of the first side wall for rotation about a first vertical axis and a tablet member supported at the distal end of the support arm for rotation about a second vertical axis through a second range of motion with respect to the support arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Russell T. Holdredge, Sean Corcorran, David K. Jones, Duck Young Kong, Todd David Krupiczewicz, Keith Robert Machin, Mark McKenna, Gordon Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, Pradeep Mydur, David J. Battey
  • Publication number: 20210164248
    Abstract: A lounge assembly comprising a lower wall structure including at least first and second spaced apart side walls and a rear wall that together form an assembly space, each of the side walls and rear wall including an internal surface, a seat assembly supported between the first and second side walls, a first coupler mounted to the internal surface of the first side wall, a support arm having an arm length dimension between proximal and distal ends, the proximal end mounted to the first coupler adjacent the internal surface of the first side wall for rotation about a first vertical axis and a tablet member supported at the distal end of the support arm for rotation about a second vertical axis through a second range of motion with respect to the support arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Russell T. Holdredge, Sean Corcorran, David K. Jones, Duck Young Kong, Todd David Krupiczewicz, Keith Robert Machin, Mark McKenna, Gordon Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, Pradeep Mydur, David J. Battey
  • Patent number: 10927557
    Abstract: A lounge assembly comprising a lower wall structure including at least first and second spaced apart side walls and a rear wall that together form an assembly space, each of the side walls and rear wall including an internal surface, a seat assembly supported between the first and second side walls, a first coupler mounted to the internal surface of the first side wall, a support arm having an arm length dimension between proximal and distal ends, the proximal end mounted to the first coupler adjacent the internal surface of the first side wall for rotation about a first vertical axis and a tablet member supported at the distal end of the support arm for rotation about a second vertical axis through a second range of motion with respect to the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Russell T. Holdredge, Sean Corcorran, David K. Jones, Duck Young Kong, Todd David Krupiczewicz, Keith Robert Machin, Mark McKenna, Gordon Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, Pradeep Mydur, David J. Battey
  • Patent number: 10786074
    Abstract: A monitor support assembly includes a base and an upright frame structure i-s spaced forward to the rear of the base that extends vertically upward from the base. The frame structure includes first and second vertical members and a top frame member that extends horizontally between the first and second vertical members. A shroud assembly is mounted to the upright frame structure and includes a first central wall member and first and second additional wall member extending from the first and second lateral edges in the same direction. The first central wall member and the additional wall members form a receiving space. A mounting plate mountable to the rear surface of a displays screen is releasably supported by the upright frame structure within the receiving space. A depth dimension of the receiving space is sufficient to accommodate a display screen mounted via the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Brett Kincaid, Mark Spoelhof, Mark Schoolmeester, Duck Young Kong, John Allen, Hyun Yoo
  • Publication number: 20200288872
    Abstract: A seating arrangement includes an upwardly-extending back arrangement movable between upright and reclined positions, and a seat arrangement that includes a first link member extending horizontally and having forward and rearward portions, a second link member spaced from the first link member, a third link member coupled to the first and second link members and substantially flexible along a majority of a length thereof, and a fourth link member operably coupled to the first and second link members, the fourth link member being substantially rigid along a majority of a length thereof, wherein the link members cooperate to form a four-bar linkage assembly, and wherein the seat arrangement moves in a rearward direction as the back arrangement is moved between the upright position and the reclined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: James Ludwig, Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt Heidmann, Bruce Michael Smith, Mark Spoelhof
  • Patent number: D904044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Smith System Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Weiss, Mark Spoelhof, Dylan McKinnon
  • Patent number: D921409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Bruce Smith, Mark Spoelhof, Kurt R. Heidmann, Pascal Hien
  • Patent number: D921410
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Bruce Smith, Mark Spoelhof, Kurt R. Heidmann, Pascal Hien
  • Patent number: D935824
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Mark Spoelhof
  • Patent number: D936984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, James Ludwig, Alyssa Anne Robert
  • Patent number: D936985
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, James Ludwig, Alyssa Anne Robert
  • Patent number: D937024
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, James Ludwig, Alyssa Anne Robert
  • Patent number: D937595
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolaus William Charles Deevers, Kurt R. Heidmann, Gordon J. Peterson, Mark Spoelhof, James Ludwig, Alyssa Anne Robert