Patents by Inventor Eric Yoshinari

Eric Yoshinari 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).

  • Patent number: 10687981
    Abstract: Provided herein are examples of headworn supports, such as eyewear, configured to provide passive venting by providing pathways between a lens and a frame and/or by providing a smooth anterior profile to allow a laminar flow of air on an anterior surface of the lens. The pathways through the frame and lens of the eyewear can be configured such that they do not provide a direct path to the eye of a wearer. The headworn supports provided herein can provide venting while reducing or preventing unwanted light, particles, or other debris from contacting the eye of the user. The headworn supports can also be configured to exhibit excellent ballistic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Nathan Eino Heronen, Steven G. Oldham, Andrew Overton Wallace, Eric Yoshinari
  • Publication number: 20200113738
    Abstract: Provided herein are examples of bead worn supports, such as eyewear, configured to provide passive venting by providing pathways between a lens and a frame and/or by providing a smooth anterior profile to allow a laminar flow of air on an anterior surface of the lens. The pathways through the frame and lens of the eyewear can be configured such that they do not provide a direct path to the eye of a wearer. The headworn supports provided hemin can provide venting while reducing or preventing unwanted light, particles, or other debris from contacting the eye of the user. The headworn supports can also be configured to exhibit excellent ballistic performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Nathan Eino Heronen, Steven G. Oldham, Andrew Overton Wallace, Eric Yoshinari
  • Patent number: 10500096
    Abstract: Provided herein are examples of headworn supports, such as eyewear, configured to provide passive venting by providing pathways between a lens and a frame and/or by providing a smooth anterior profile to allow a laminar flow of air on an anterior surface of the lens. The pathways through the frame and lens of the eyewear can be configured such that they do not provide a direct path to the eye of a wearer. The headworn supports provided herein can provide venting while reducing or preventing unwanted light, particles, or other debris from contacting the eye of the user. The headworn supports can also be configured to exhibit excellent ballistic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Nathan Eino Heronen, Steven G. Oldham, Andrew Overton Wallace, Eric Yoshinari
  • Patent number: 10274748
    Abstract: Eyewear can be provided that comprises at least one lens, at least one earstem, and a retention assembly that interconnects the lens with the earstem. The retention assembly can include an engagement protrusion attached to the lens and a coupling mechanism attached to an end of the earstem. The coupling mechanism can include a housing configured to receive the engagement protrusion and a lever mechanism being operative to move between open and closed positions for disengaging or engaging with the engagement protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: OAKLEY, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Chad Michael McKonly, Nathan Eino Heronen, Eric Yoshinari
  • Publication number: 20180303190
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sports helmets having modular components. A modular component includes an eyewear adapter that is releasably attachable to the helmet and configured to interface with corresponding eyewear in an orientation that permits a wearer of the helmet to see through the eyewear. The eyewear adapter is configured such that, in use, the eyewear adapter enhances the fit or function of the eyewear relative to the use of the helmet and the eyewear without the eyewear adapter. A modular component includes electronics modules that can be mechanically and electrically coupled to the helmet. A modular component includes other functional modules that affect the aerodynamics of the helmet, the air flow of the helmet, the fit of the helmet, or the look of the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Brian Andrew Lewis-Clark, Neil Wylie Ferrier, Chad Michael McKonly, Benjamin John Meunier, Ryan Neil Saylor, Eric Yoshinari
  • Publication number: 20170100287
    Abstract: Provided herein are examples of headworn supports, such as eyewear, configured to provide passive venting by providing pathways between a lens and a frame and/or by providing a smooth anterior profile to allow a laminar flow of air on an anterior surface of the lens. The pathways through the frame and lens of the eyewear can be configured such that they do not provide a direct path to the eye of a wearer. The headworn supports provided herein can provide venting while reducing or preventing unwanted light, particles, or other debris from contacting the eye of the user. The headworn supports can also be configured to exhibit excellent ballistic performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Nathan Eino Heronen, Steven G. Oldham, Andrew Overton Wallace, Eric Yoshinari
  • Publication number: 20160216533
    Abstract: Eyewear can be provided that comprises at least one lens, at least one earstem, and a retention assembly that interconnects the lens with the earstem. The retention assembly can include an engagement protrusion attached to the lens and a coupling mechanism attached to an end of the earstem. The coupling mechanism can include a housing configured to receive the engagement protrusion and a lever mechanism being operative to move between open and closed positions for disengaging or engaging with the engagement protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Chad Michael McKonly, Nathan Eino Heronen, Eric Yoshinari
  • Patent number: 7625021
    Abstract: A bumper cover assembly includes a resin panel, a fastener and a retainer. The panel has an inner surface. The fastener extends outwardly from a vehicle body. The retainer is fixedly secured to the inner surface of the resin panel. The retainer includes a hole for receiving the fastener therethrough, so as to fixedly secure the resin panel to the body of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Umesh Naik, Brian Lindsay, Eric Yoshinari
  • Publication number: 20080036223
    Abstract: A bumper cover assembly includes a resin panel, a fastener and a retainer. The panel has an inner surface. The fastener extends outwardly from a vehicle body. The retainer is fixedly secured to the inner surface of the resin panel. The retainer includes a hole for receiving the fastener therethrough, so as to fixedly secure the resin panel to the body of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: Toyota Technical Center USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Umesh R. Naik, Brian Lindsay, Eric Yoshinari
  • Publication number: 20070182173
    Abstract: A side attachment for attaching a grill to a front bumper of a vehicle allows the grill to pivot independently relative to the front bumper. The grill also includes tabs that locate the bottom edge of the grill to the front bumper and release the grill to allow rotation during a frontal impact of the vehicle, thereby minimizing damage to the grill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Mingher Shen, Eric Yoshinari, Umesh Naik
  • Patent number: 7252312
    Abstract: A side attachment for attaching a grill to a front bumper of a vehicle allows the grill to pivot independently relative to the front bumper. The grill also includes tabs that locate the bottom edge of the grill to the front bumper and release the grill to allow rotation during a frontal impact of the vehicle, thereby minimizing damage to the grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Toyota Technical Center USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingher Fred Shen, Eric Yoshinari, Umesh Naik