US Patent No. 10,561,006

ENVIRONMENT OPTIMIZATION FOR SPACE BASED ON PRESENCE AND ACTIVITIES


Patent No. 10,561,006
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Environment Optimization For Space Based On Presence And Activities
Inventorship Karl J. Mead, Grand Rapids, MI (US)
Hyun Yoo, Grand Rapids, MI (US)
Cherie Johnson, East Grand Rapids, MI (US)
Assignee Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,561,006

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.