Steelcase Leap®, a revolutionary, high-performance task chair, was introduced in 1999. Leap seating technology has 23 issued and pending patents. Because of revolutionary LiveBack® technology that separately supports the user's upper and lower back, Leap provides support according to the way the spine moves. This technology is licensed to Johnson Controls Inc. for use in automotive seats, and licensed to B/E Aerospace for use in commercial airline seats. Leap is the most successful chair introduction in Steelcase history, with 22% of Leap sales coming from new customers.