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Jeffrey A Schanhals

from Grand Rapids, MI
Age ~61

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  • 5918 Stonyhill Ln, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 (616) 455-2096
  • 2049 Jade Ln, Saint Paul, MN 55122

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Jeffrey Schanhals

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Location:
Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area
Industry:
Industrial Automation

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System And Method For Supporting A Worker In A Distributed Work Environment

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US Patent:
6359711, Mar 19, 2002
Filed:
May 20, 1998
Appl. No.:
09/082022
Inventors:
Stephen Michael Cole - Kentwood MI
Jeffrey Alan Schanhals - Kentwood MI
Assignee:
Steelcase Development Corporation - Caledonia MI
Datalogic Corporation - Grand Rapids MI
International Classification:
H04B 1020
US Classification:
359118, 340 561, 359152, 359159, 707 1, 709217
Abstract:
A distributed work environment is presented in which a plurality of mobile workers using portable computing devices can gain access to a network via network access stations installed within the work environment. Each network access station is associated with a physical location within the work environment and includes a unique station identifier that may be associated with the physical location. Upon connection to the network, the unique station identifier is provided to a location/association system on the network. Based on the unique station identifier, the location/association system may provide the worker associated with the computing device access to privileges and services associated with the physical location. The computing device may also provide to the location/association system a unique device identifier associated with the computing device and/or the workers identity. Based on the unique device identifier, the location/association system may provide additional privileges and services in accordance with the workers specified preferences.

Multimedia Data Communications System

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US Patent:
6337856, Jan 8, 2002
Filed:
May 20, 1998
Appl. No.:
09/082255
Inventors:
Jeffrey Alan Schanhals - Kentwood MI
Christopher Carl Steffes - Portland MI
Anthony Tonizzo - Kentwood MI
Assignee:
Steelcase Development Corporation - Caledonia MI
Datalogic Corporation - Grand Rapids MI
International Classification:
H04L 1266
US Classification:
370352, 370353, 370354, 370355
Abstract:
A method and apparatus is disclosed for a multimedia data communications system. The data communication system is provided for use in a work environment to establish a connection between a data communication device and an access point in connection with a communication system and with a multimedia system providing a multimedia signal. The data communication system includes a data port associated with the access point, a multimedia conversion circuit associated with the access point and in communication with the data port for converting the multimedia signal from the multimedia system into a multimedia data signal for transmission to the data communication device and for converting a multimedia data signal from the data communication device for transmission to the multimedia device, and a device port associated with the data communication device so that a data link can be established between the data port and the device port. The data communication system also includes a processor associated with the access point for formatting data communications between both the communication system and the data communication device and the multimedia device and the data communication device for transmission over the data link. A method is disclosed for transmitting a signal having a multimedia component and a data component across a data link between a data communication device having a device port and a network access point having a network port.
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