Patents Assigned to Maui Jim, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10456299
    Abstract: A goggles system includes an inner frame dimensioned and contoured for positioning against a wearer's face with a plurality of interchangeable lens assemblies, where each lens assembly is removably attachable to the inner frame by an engagement mechanism that includes at least one tongue and groove attachment and at least one magnetic attachment. The lens(es) of each interchangeable lens assembly may be the same as or different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventors: Molly McCall Hilton, Benjamin Russell Peters, Pengfei Li, Libao Xu, Michael Patrick Croke, Daniel Scot Barone, Michael Thomas Lewis
  • Publication number: 20180168865
    Abstract: A goggles system includes an inner frame dimensioned and contoured for positioning against a wearer's face with a plurality of interchangeable lens assemblies, where each lens assembly is removably attachable to the inner frame by an engagement mechanism that includes at least one tongue and groove attachment and at least one magnetic attachment. The lens(es) of each interchangeable lens assembly may be the same as or different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventors: Molly McCall Hilton, Benjamin Russell Peters, Pengfei Li, Libao Xu, Michael Patrick Croke, Daniel Scot Barone, Michael Thomas Lewis
  • Patent number: 9671622
    Abstract: The presently presented inventive lens will provide an eyeglasses/sunglasses wearer with improved perceptions of color saturation and optical contrast without requiring any apparent coloration (except gray) in the transmitted tint (although other colors may be used), promoting a sense of heightened accuracy and differentiation in viewed colors while providing full protection from UV. Further, the lenses of the invention provide increased visual acuity, and maximize the visibility of objects partially obscured by fog or atmospheric haze. Lens embodiments having certain spectral-transmission properties as defined herein achieve one or more of these objects, while filtering out (i.e., providing local/relative minima) of certain human-visible light wavelengths in a manner enhancing crisp color perception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: MAUI JIM, INC.
    Inventors: Gianni Vetrini, Antje Gawronski, Simon Striepe, Matthias Döch
  • Patent number: 8556415
    Abstract: An eyewear system is provided with adjustable nose pads. The nose pads are adjustable by being slidably mounted onto a portion of the nose bridge. This adjustability feature provides for wearer-selected pantoscopic angle adjustment, as well as wearer-selected fit for a particular nose and face shape. The eyewear may include plano or corrective lenses and other features of eyewear including polarized, tinted, and/or other types of lenses and lens-related features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventors: Eleanor Wink Zimick Jackson, Michael T. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8550619
    Abstract: A removable lens eyewear system is provided that substantially prevents accidental or unintended removal, axial movement, linear movement, and rotational movement of a removable lens relative to an eyewear frame, such as in a side-to-side, up-and-down, back-and-forth, and rotational direction, as well as the unintended disconnection of the removable lens from the eyewear frame, while at the same time providing easy, one-handed operation for the engagement and disengagement of the removable lens from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Lee Walker, Jr., Silvano Derudi
  • Patent number: 7717557
    Abstract: An improved method is provided for applying an antireflective high contrast coating to a lens, as well as a lens system made with said method. By coating the lenses with a mixture of an oxide and fluoride, the transmission of undesirable visible light wavelengths is reduced, as is the reflection of undesirable light. This combination not only increases perceived sharpness and detail associated with viewing objects through the lenses, but also reduces undesirable reflected glare. Utilization of increased vacuum during the coating process reduces problems of humidity associated with plastic lenses. The combination of oxide and fluoride is controlled to reduce colored tint or hue in the resulting lenses. By imparting little to no color hue to the lenses, the lenses virtually eliminate any undesired color shift associated with prior art lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Masao Yanagihara
  • Patent number: 7204664
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for drilling glass using a drill and drill bit. The method utilizes a drill bit having a plurality of shaft diameters, and being provided with a plurality of types of abrasives. By providing a coarser abrasive on a narrow portion of the bit, and finer abrasives on a wider portion of the bit, drilling can be accomplished while reducing the incidents of micro fracture in the glass being drilled. Providing an even narrower connection shaft between the two cutting portions of the drill bit further facilitates reduction in micro fractures created during the drilling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventors: Eiichi Nakanishi, Walter Hester
  • Patent number: D508514
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Hester
  • Patent number: D539330
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Hester
  • Patent number: D539828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Hester
  • Patent number: D539834
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Hester
  • Patent number: D540844
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventor: Eiichi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: D540845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventor: Eiichi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: D542329
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Maui Jim Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Hester
  • Patent number: D543230
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventor: Eiichi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: D551694
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Hester
  • Patent number: D483792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Egbert, Walter Hester
  • Patent number: D488829
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Hester
  • Patent number: D489393
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Hester
  • Patent number: D581445
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventor: Eiichi Nakanishi