Patent Number: 6,167,664

Title: Hybrid office panel construction for a modular office furniture system

Abstract: A wall spine assembly for a modular office system comprises a plurality of individual panel assemblies. Each of the panel assemblies includes a vertical support structure and mechanically affixed lower panels in a rigid box-beam structure. Facing panels are removably attached to support brackets mounted on the vertical supports. A cavity exists between the facing panels and vertical supports to permit the lay-in of cabling through the office system. A crown member is provided on the top of the vertical support and is adapted to receive brackets for the mounting of accessories above a desk or other work surface attached to the panel. The panels, and especially the crown, permit the mounting of office components such as shelves, storage cabinets, lighting fixtures and the like anywhere along the horizontal length of the wall. A horizontally telescoping vertical end post is also provided.

Inventors: Reuter; Robert E. (County of Suffolk, NY), Rozier, Jr.; Charles P. (County of New York, NY), Bullwinkle; Wallace C. (County of Montgomery, PA)

Assignee: Knoll, Inc.

International Classification: A47B 21/00 (20060101); E04B 2/74 (20060101); E04H 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018