Henri Brune 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).
Abstract: A hingeless temple for eyewear comprises a unitary length of flexible material such as a shape-memory metal or metal alloy which has a forward section, an elongated section and a flexible pivot section between the forward and elongated sections. The pivot section is characterized by three bends which form a generally serpentine configuration. In the unbiased position, the temple extends in the open position with respect to the eyewear front. Means are provided for selectively and releasably closing the temple in the folded position with respect to the eyewear front. When the closing means are released, the temple automatically pivots to the open position. The front end of the temple may be attached directly to the eyewear front, thereby negating the need for a separate hinge assembly.
Abstract: Temples for eyewear include a first portion for contacting the head of the wearer and a second portion for connecting the first temple portion to the eyewear front. The first temple portion is movable to accommodate a wide variety of head shapes or sizes and provide a more secure fit.
June 25, 1996
Date of Patent:
May 20, 1997
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
Aaron M. Markovitz, Henri Brune, Jeffrey K. Raub