Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Quest

Thomas A. Quest has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190372337
    Abstract: An electronic assembly, has at least one circuit board with conductor tracks, at least one current-limiting arrangement in the form of a thermal predetermined breaking point in at least one of the conductor tracks, and a fire-containment device in the region of the current-limiting arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
  • Patent number: 5050267
    Abstract: For protectively and aesthetically surroundably lining various sizes of office furniture rectangular openings for upwardly emergent electrical cords, there is provided an apt and unusually readily universally installable escutcheon grommet. The escutcheon grommet has two transversely extending end-panels for abuttable attachment to two opposed upright-ends of the furniture opening and each is centrally provided with an end-ledge, has a longitudinally extending and cross-sectionally regular rear-panel of selectable length and which is abuttable at a third end of the furniture opening and which is removably attachable to the end-panels, and has a cover-plate removably restable upon the end-ledges and rear-panel and having a convex fore-end for non-chafably confronting the upwardly emergent electrical cords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Inventor: Thomas A. Quest
  • Patent number: 5022621
    Abstract: Writing desks and other office equipment are commonly cantileverly supported upon arm-like multi-hooks brackets, the bracket being hookably attached within vertically spaced and vertically elongated apertures of an upright column. Inasmuch as a bracket hooked portion can only partially occupy the height of a column aperture, accidental upward bumping of the bracket can dislodge it from the upright column thus endangering the cantileverly supported office equipment. The multi-hooks bracket described herein is provided with a notchably serrated type lock that cooperates with a bracket hook to effectively together occupy the entire height of a column aperture, so that the bracket is made resistive to accidentally imparted upward forces. The multi-hooks bracket disclosed herein is preferably singularly constructed, and along distinctly different upright planes, of a laminar structural material, such construction providing an unusually strong and economical cantilever support for office equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: Thomas A. Quest
  • Patent number: 4597231
    Abstract: Angular caps for aesthetically dressing and for stabilizing the upper portion of conventionally intersecting office partitions include an angular roof-plate and several integrally attached depending vertical-plates.Gaps between the roof-plate and the vertical-plates are reinforced with dual-trapezoidal gusset-plates to insure that the angular cap securely and aesthetically embraces the upper portions of intersecting office partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Inventor: Thomas A. Quest
  • Patent number: 4520803
    Abstract: Disclosed is orthopaedic apparatus for comfortably maintaining a selectable eversion-angle between the sole-axes of a reclining patient's shoes. As in the prior art, each of the patient's two shoes is equipped with a shoe-stud, there being a plate member angularly rotatable about the shoe-stud and carrying a radially-offset and laterally extending primary-pivot station; the two primary-pivots are longitudinally bridged with a laterally rigid splint. Departing from the prior art, the novel orthopaedic splint of the present invention includes at least two splint-pivots within the longitudinal splint-length which do not detract from the required lateral rigidity, but which splint-pivots do permit splint movement in a plane intersecting the primary-pivots and thereby offer more comfort to and growth accommodation for a patient being orthopaedically treated for internal tibial distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1985
    Inventor: Thomas A. Quest
  • Patent number: 4498653
    Abstract: Multi-hooks brackets are utilized for suspendably supporting writing desks and other office equipment from an upright environmental wall, such as office-partitions, etc. The bracket hooks must reliably securely engage with a wall anchorable multi-apertured column, which might be incorporated into an office-partition or mounted to a conventional wall. The typical manufacturer of the multi-hooks brackets usually also manufactures mating multi-apertured columns. Thus, the manufacturer is free to arbitrarily select some "model-design" for these two mating components. Thus, "model-designs" vary from one manufacturer to another and are rarely interchangeable with components made by other manufacturers. Accordingly, the office equipment purchasing agent has practically no other source for multi-hooks brackets than the manufacturer of the previously purchased office-partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1985
    Inventor: Thomas A. Quest