US 10,561,006 B2
Environment optimization for space based on presence and activities
Karl J. Mead, Grand Rapids, MI (US); Hyun Yoo, Grand Rapids, MI (US); and Cherie Johnson, East Grand Rapids, MI (US)
Assigned to Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, MI (US)
Filed by Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, MI (US)
Filed on Jul. 20, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/41,199.
Application 16/041,199 is a continuation of application No. 15/458,376, filed on Mar. 14, 2017, granted, now 10,057,963.
Application 15/458,376 is a continuation of application No. 15/184,225, filed on Jun. 16, 2016, granted, now 9,642,219, issued on May 2, 2017.
Application 15/184,225 is a continuation of application No. 14/730,996, filed on Jun. 4, 2015, granted, now 9,380,682, issued on Jun. 28, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/008,283, filed on Jun. 5, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2018/0332688 A1, Nov. 15, 2018
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H05B 37/02 (2006.01); H05B 39/04 (2006.01); H05B 41/36 (2006.01); H05B 47/105 (2020.01); H05B 45/10 (2020.01); H05B 45/20 (2020.01); H05B 47/16 (2020.01); H05B 47/19 (2020.01); H05B 47/155 (2020.01); G05B 15/02 (2006.01); G05B 19/042 (2006.01)
CPC H05B 47/105 (2020.01) [G05B 15/02 (2013.01); G05B 19/042 (2013.01); H05B 45/10 (2020.01); H05B 45/20 (2020.01); H05B 47/155 (2020.01); H05B 47/16 (2020.01); H05B 47/19 (2020.01); G05B 2219/2664 (2013.01)] 33 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An environment control system for controlling space experiences within a defined space within a facility, the system comprising:
a lighting device located within the space, the lighting device controllable to generate a plurality of visually distinguishable lighting effects within the space;
a sensor for sensing user activities within a first space;
at least one emissive surface;
a controller linked to the sensor, the at least one emissive surface and to the lighting device, the controller programmed to perform the steps of:
sensing occupancy of the space;
sensing a user parameter associated with a posture of the user that occupies the space; and
controlling the lighting device to generate at least one of the plurality of lighting effects when the space is unoccupied, to generate another of the plurality of lighting effects when the space is occupied, and identifying at least a portion of the at least one emissive surface for use based on a user parameter associated with the posture of the user.