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David C Sweeton

from Cleveland Heights, OH
Age ~77

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  • 3275 Beechwood Ave, Cleveland, OH 44118 (216) 932-8095
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Cleveland Hts, OH
  • 3275 Beechwood Ave, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 (216) 496-7313

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Position: Professional/Technical

Education

Degree: Graduate or professional degree

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David C. Sweeton
SWEETON CONSULTING LLC

Publications

Us Patents

Furniture Unit Having A Modular Communication Network

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US Patent:
6424248, Jul 23, 2002
Filed:
Oct 17, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/690639
Inventors:
John Shackelford Toms - University Heights OH
Steven M. Brown - Grand Rapids MI
William L. Miller - Ada MI
George V. Weller - Grand Rapids MI
Scott H. Russell - Kalamazoo MI
Joseph R. Branc - Grand Rapids MI
David C. Sweeton - Cleveland Heights OH
Matthew M. Mikolajczak - Novi MI
Assignee:
Steelcase Development Corporation - Caledonia MI
International Classification:
H04Q 100
US Classification:
340 351, 3403101, 307147, 439215
Abstract:
A utility distribution system is provided for modular furniture of the type comprising individual furniture units which are juxtaposed to form one or more workstations. A signal conductor is positioned in each furniture unit, and extends generally between opposite sides thereof. Quick-disconnect connectors are provided at the opposite ends of each of the signal conductors, and mate with like quick-disconnect connectors in adjacent furniture units to create a communications network through the workstations. Each furniture unit has a signaler physically associated therewith, which is connected with an associated signal conductor at a coupler. A network controller is operable connected to the network to evaluate the network and/or the associated furniture units. The furniture units may be equipped with one or more utility ports, which are connected with the coupler, and service utility appliances, such as personal computers, telephones, facsimile machines, switches, power outlets, data receptacles, and the like. The utility appliances preferably have memory capability to internally store operating instructions for the same which are transmitted to the network controller when the utility appliance is initialized.

Utility Distribution System For Modular Furniture And The Like

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US Patent:
5530435, Jun 25, 1996
Filed:
Dec 9, 1993
Appl. No.:
8/165029
Inventors:
John S. Toms - University Heights OH
Steven M. Brown - Grand Rapids MI
William L. Miller - Ada MI
George V. Weller - Grand Rapids MI
Scott H. Russell - Kalamazoo MI
Joseph R. Branc - Grand Rapids MI
David C. Sweeton - Cleveland Heights OH
Matthew M. Mikolajczak - Novi MI
Assignee:
Steelcase Inc. - Grand Rapids MI
International Classification:
H04Q 100
H04Q 118
US Classification:
340825070
Abstract:
A utility distribution system is provided for modular furniture of the type comprising individual furniture units which are juxtaposed to form one or more workstations. A signal conductor is positioned in each furniture unit, and extends generally between opposite sides thereof. Quick-disconnect connectors are provided at the opposite ends of each of the signal conductors, and mate with like quick-disconnect connectors in adjacent furniture units to create a communications network through the workstations. Each furniture unit has a signaler physically associated therewith, which is connected with an associated signal conductor at a coupler. A network controller is operably connected to the network to evaluate the network and/or the associated furniture units. The furniture units may be equipped with one or more utility ports, which are connected with the coupler, and service utility appliances, such as personal computers, telephones, facsimile machines, switches, power outlets, data receptacles, and the like. The utility appliances preferably have memory capability to internally store operating instructions for the same, which are transmitted to the network controller when the utility appliance is initialized.

Furniture Unit Having A Modular Communication Network

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US Patent:
6133845, Oct 17, 2000
Filed:
Apr 16, 1999
Appl. No.:
9/293654
Inventors:
John Shackelford Toms - University Heights OH
Steven M. Brown - Grand Rapids MI
William L. Miller - Ada MI
George V. Weller - Grand Rapids MI
Scott H. Russell - Kalamazoo MI
Joseph R. Branc - Grand Rapids MI
David C. Sweeton - Cleveland Heights OH
Matthew M. Mikolajczak - Novi MI
Assignee:
Steelcase Development Inc. - Grand Rapids MI
International Classification:
G05B 2302
US Classification:
34082507
Abstract:
A utility distribution system is provided for modular furniture of the type comprising individual furniture units which are juxtaposed to form one or more workstations. A signal conductor is positioned in each furniture unit, and extends generally between opposite sides thereof. Quick-disconnect connectors are provided at the opposite ends of each of the signal conductors, and mate with like quick-disconnect connectors in adjacent furniture units to create a communications network through the workstations. Each furniture unit has a signaler physically associated therewith, which is connected with an associated signal conductor at a coupler. A network controller is operably connected to the network to evaluate the network and/or the associated furniture units. The furniture units may be equipped with one or more utility ports, which are connected with the coupler, and service utility appliances, such as personal computers, telephones, facsimile machines, switches, power outlets, data receptacles, and the like. The utility appliances preferably have memory capability to internally store operating instructions for the same, which are transmitted to the network controller when the utility appliance is initialized.

Communications Network For Identifying The Location Of Articles Relative To A Floor Plan

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US Patent:
5942984, Aug 24, 1999
Filed:
Aug 14, 1997
Appl. No.:
8/911292
Inventors:
John Shackelford Toms - University Heights OH
Steven M. Brown - Grand Rapids MI
William L. Miller - Ada MI
George V. Weller - Grand Rapids MI
Scott H. Russell - Kalamazoo MI
Joseph R. Branc - Grand Rapids MI
David C. Sweeton - Cleveland Heights OH
Matthew M. Mikolajczak - Novi MI
Assignee:
Steelcase Inc. - Grand Rapids MI
International Classification:
H04Q 100
US Classification:
34082507
Abstract:
A utility distribution system is provided for modular furniture of the type comprising individual furniture units which are juxtaposed to form one or more workstations. A signal conductor is positioned in each furniture unit, and extends generally between opposite sides thereof. Quick-disconnect connectors are provided at the opposite ends of each of the signal conductors, and mate with like quick-disconnect connectors in adjacent furniture units to create a communications network through the workstations. Each furniture unit has a signaler physically associated therewith, which is connected with an associated signal conductor at a coupler. A network controller is operably connected to the network to evaluate the network and/or the associated furniture units. The furniture units may be equipped with one or more utility ports, which are connected with the coupler, and service utility appliances, such as personal computers, telephones, facsimile machines, switches, power outlets, data receptacles, and the like. The utility appliances preferably have memory capability to internally store operating instructions for the same, which are transmitted to the network controller when the utility appliance is initialized.

Industrialized Token Passing Network

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US Patent:
4667323, May 19, 1987
Filed:
Sep 3, 1985
Appl. No.:
6/771834
Inventors:
Jonathan R. Engdahl - Bedford OH
Jeffery A. Hanneman - South Euclid OH
David C. Sweeton - Cleveland Heights OH
Assignee:
Allen-Bradley Company, Inc. - Milwaukee WI
International Classification:
H04J 302
US Classification:
370 85
Abstract:
A communications network is comprised of two or more stations which share mastership of the network by passing a token between them. While a station holds the token it may send low or high priority messages. It may also inform other stations of its intent to exit the network and it may solicit for new stations wanting to enter the network. The token is passed from station-to-station in accordance with a predetermined time schedule which insures each station fair access to the network while insuring that messages are conveyed between stations within a predetermined worst case time delay.

Furniture Unit Having A Modular Communication Network

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US Patent:
5907285, May 25, 1999
Filed:
Aug 14, 1997
Appl. No.:
8/911583
Inventors:
John Shackelford Toms - University Heights OH
Steven M. Brown - Grand Rapids MI
William L. Miller - Ada MI
George V. Weller - Grand Rapids MI
Scott H. Russell - Kalamazoo MI
Joseph R. Branc - Grand Rapids MI
David C. Sweeton - Cleveland Heights OH
Matthew M. Mikolajczak - Novi MI
Assignee:
Steelcase Inc. - Grand Rapids MI
International Classification:
H04Q 100
US Classification:
34082507
Abstract:
A utility distribution system is provided for modular furniture of the type comprising individual furniture units which are juxtaposed to form one or more workstations. A signal conductor is positioned in each furniture unit, and extends generally between opposite sides thereof. Quick-disconnect connectors are provided at the opposite ends of each of the signal conductors, and mate with like quick-disconnect connectors in adjacent furniture units to create a communications network through the workstations. Each furniture unit has a signaler physically associated therewith, which is connected with an associated signal conductor at a coupler. A network controller is operably connected to the network to evaluate the network and/or the associated furniture units. The furniture units may be equipped with one or more utility ports, which are connected with the coupler, and service utility appliances, such as personal computers, telephones, facsimile machines, switches, power outlets, data receptacles, and the like. The utility appliances preferably have memory capability to internally store operating instructions for the same, which are transmitted to the network controller when the utility appliance is initialized.

Method Of Configuring A Furniture Utility Distribution System

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US Patent:
5684469, Nov 4, 1997
Filed:
Jun 7, 1995
Appl. No.:
8/475797
Inventors:
John Schackelford Toms - University Heights OH
Steven M. Brown - Grand Rapids MI
William L. Miller - Ada MI
George V. Weller - Grand Rapids MI
Scott H. Russell - Kalamazoo MI
Joseph R. Branc - Grand Rapids MI
David C. Sweeton - Cleveland Heights OH
Matthew M. Mikolajczak - Novi MI
Assignee:
Steelcase Inc. - Grand Rapids MI
International Classification:
H04Q 100
US Classification:
34082507
Abstract:
A utility distribution system is provided for modular furniture of the type comprising individual furniture units which are juxtaposed to form one or more workstations. A signal conductor is positioned in each furniture unit, and extends generally between opposite sides thereof. Quick-disconnect connectors are provided at the opposite ends of each of the signal conductors, and mate with like quick-disconnect connectors in adjacent furniture units to create a communications network through the workstations. Each furniture unit has a signaler physically associated therewith, which is connected with an associated signal conductor at a coupler. A network controller is operably connected to the network to evaluate the network and/or the associated furniture units. The furniture units may be equipped with one or more utility ports, which are connected with the coupler, and service utility appliances, such as personal computers, telephones, facsimile machines, switches, power outlets, data receptacles, and the like. The utility appliances preferably have memory capability to internally store operating instructions for the same, which are transmitted to the network controller when the utility appliance is initialized.

Communications Network For Identifying The Location Of Articles Relative To A Floor Plan

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US Patent:
6211796, Apr 3, 2001
Filed:
Apr 16, 1999
Appl. No.:
9/293386
Inventors:
John Shackelford Toms - University Heights OH
Steven M. Brown - Grand Rapids MI
William L. Miller - Ada MI
George V. Weller - Grand Rapids MI
Scott H. Russell - Kalamazoo MI
Joseph R. Branc - Grand Rapids MI
David C. Sweeton - Cleveland Heights OH
Matthew M. Mikolajczak - Novi MI
Assignee:
Steelcase Development Inc. - Grand Rapids MI
International Classification:
H04Q 100
US Classification:
34082549
Abstract:
A utility distribution system is provided for modular furniture of the type comprising individual furniture units which are juxtaposed to form one or more workstations. A signal conductor is positioned in each furniture unit, and extends generally between opposite sides thereof. Quick-disconnect connectors are provided at the opposite ends of each of the signal conductors, and mate with like quick-disconnect connectors in adjacent furniture units to create a communications network through the workstations. Each furniture unit has a signaler physically associated therewith, which is connected with an associated signal conductor at a coupler. A network controller is operably connected to the network to evaluate the network and/or the associated furniture units. The furniture units may be equipped with one or more utility ports, which are connected with the coupler, and service utility appliances, such as personal computers, telephones, facsimile machines, switches, power outlets, data receptacles, and the like. The utility appliances preferably have memory capability to internally store operating instructions for the same, which are transmitted to the network controller when the utility appliance is initialized.
David C Sweeton from Cleveland Heights, OH, age ~77 Get Report