HERMAN MILLER, INC.

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Technologies

Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
A47C CHAIRS 967
 
 
 
A47B TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE 3921
 
 
 
E04B GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS 2423
 
 
 
0601 SEATS2128
 
 
 
0604 STORAGE FURNITURE1023
 
 
 
B60N VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 656
 
 
 
0603 TABLES AND SIMILAR FURNITURE615
 
 
 
E04H BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL 525
 
 
 
A47F SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS428
 
 
 
E04C STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS 422

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2017/0164,731 WORKSPACE ASSEMBLYDec 12, 16Jun 15, 17[A47B]
2016/0360,883 FURNITURE DOCKING SYSTEMAug 26, 16Dec 15, 16[A47B, E04B]
2016/0206,102 ZONED SUSPENSION SEATING STRUCTUREJan 15, 16Jul 21, 16[A47C]
2015/0231,850 SANDWICH ELEMENTAug 08, 13Aug 20, 15[B29C, B32B]
2001/0029,713 Apparatus and method for centering a wall panel componentFeb 22, 01Oct 18, 01[E04B, E04H]

Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9907398 Furniture docking systemAug 26, 16Mar 06, 18[A47B, E04B, E04H]
9907404 Convertible sofaNov 02, 15Mar 06, 18[A47B, A47C]
9840840 Partition systemMar 18, 16Dec 12, 17[E04C, E04B]
D804833 ChairMar 11, 16Dec 12, 17[0601]
9833076 Human balance work stoolSep 16, 15Dec 05, 17[A47C]
9741270 Display board systemApr 04, 16Aug 22, 17[G09F]
9668580 Load support structureMay 06, 15Jun 06, 17[A47C]
D785954 ChairJun 16, 16May 09, 17[0601]
9635941 Wall mounted assemblyJul 02, 15May 02, 17[A47F, A47B, E04B, E04H, E03C]
9629467 Method for manufacturing a multi-layered support structureApr 04, 14Apr 25, 17[E04C, A47C]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2016/0128,469 PANEL COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMSAbandonedNov 09, 15May 12, 16[F16B, A47B]
2016/0102,206 RESILIENT RENEWABLE COMPOSITES AND METHOD OF MAKINGAbandonedOct 08, 15Apr 14, 16[C08L]
2015/0216,307 FURNITURE ASSEMBLYAbandonedApr 14, 15Aug 06, 15[F16M, A47B]
2014/0361,128 Support Bracket and Screen and Assemblies and Accessories for the Use TherewithAbandonedJun 06, 14Dec 11, 14[F16M, A47F]
2014/0312,754 WORKSURFACE ASSEMBLY HAVING CANTILEVERED, VERTICALLY ADJUSTABLE WORKSURFACESAbandonedMar 14, 14Oct 23, 14[A47B]
2014/0026,788 ADJUSTABLE WORKSURFACE WITH INTEGRATED DISPLAYAbandonedJan 10, 13Jan 30, 14[A47B]
2012/0248,265 CHAIR BASE AND METHODS FOR THE MANUFACTURE THEREOFAbandonedMar 27, 12Oct 04, 12[A47B, B29C]
8260471 Energy distribution management systemExpiredAug 27, 09Sep 04, 12[H04L, H01H, G08B, G05D]
2010/0318,236 MANAGEMENT OF THE PROVISIONING OF ENERGY FOR A WORKSTATIONAbandonedJun 10, 10Dec 16, 10[G06F]
7735918 Office components, seating structures, methods of using seating structures, and systems of seating structuresExpiredJan 09, 08Jun 15, 10[A47C]
2009/0108,660 Adjustable armrest and method for the use thereofAbandonedAug 20, 08Apr 30, 09[A47C]
2009/0106,062 Employee performance return on investmentAbandonedOct 22, 07Apr 23, 09[G06Q]
2008/0315,734 Office Organization Unit and SystemAbandonedMay 23, 08Dec 25, 08[A47B]
7455535 Rail systemExpiredSep 04, 03Nov 25, 08[H01R]
7445357 LampExpiredMay 09, 07Nov 04, 08[F21V]
2008/0197,702 PROGRAMMABLE INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMAbandonedNov 06, 07Aug 21, 08[H02J]
7376557 Method and apparatus of overlapping and summing speech for an output that disrupts speechExpiredJan 04, 06May 20, 08[G10L]
7363227 Disruption of speech understanding by adding a privacy sound theretoExpiredOct 27, 06Apr 22, 08[G10L]
2007/0281,520 Wireless sensor and controlAbandonedNov 13, 06Dec 06, 07[H01R]
2007/0161,270 Modules for interconnection of sensors, actuators and application devicesAbandonedNov 06, 06Jul 12, 07[H01R]

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