Patents by Inventor William J. Earley

William J. Earley 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: 9256080
    Abstract: A glasses structure that receives a variety of lens element types including full-frame, half-frame and frameless lens elements. A temple that receives a connector on the lens element includes a kerf-like slotted spring lock, that releases under pressure to allow the insertion of the lens element and once inserted, provides sufficient force to retain the lens element in position even during athletic activity. The lock includes an interior space that includes latches. The lens element includes catches and detents that correspond to the latches. In operation, the lock is forced into the open position as the catches of the lens element are forced to the backside of the latches, and as the lock closes, the latches are forced into the detents thereby securing the lens to the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Publication number: 20140078461
    Abstract: A glasses structure that receives a variety of lens element types including full-frame, half-frame and frameless lens elements. A temple that receives a connector on the lens element includes a kerf-like slotted spring lock, that releases under pressure to allow the insertion of the lens element and once inserted, provides sufficient force to retain the lens element in position even during athletic activity. The lock includes an interior space that includes latches. The lens element includes catches and detents that correspond to the latches. In operation, the lock is forced into the open position as the catches of the lens element are forced to the backside of the latches, and as the lock closes, the latches are forced into the detents thereby securing the lens to the lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: TIFOSI OPTICS, INC.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: 8613515
    Abstract: A lens receptor that includes relief mechanism, such as a kerf-like slotted spring lock, that releases under pressure to allow the insertion of the lens and once inserted, provides sufficient force to retain the lens in position even during athletic activity. The lock includes an interior space that includes latches. The lens includes catches and detents that correspond to the latches. In operation, the lock is forced into the open position as the catches of the lens are forced to the backside of the latches, and as the lock closes, the latches are forced into the detents thereby securing the lens to the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Publication number: 20130114037
    Abstract: A lens receptor that includes relief mechanism, such as a kerf-like slotted spring lock, that releases under pressure to allow the insertion of the lens and once inserted, provides sufficient force to retain the lens in position even during athletic activity. The lock includes an interior space that includes latches. The lens includes catches and detents that correspond to the latches. In operation, the lock is forced into the open position as the catches of the lens are forced to the backside of the latches, and as the lock closes, the latches are forced into the detents thereby securing the lens to the lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D653278
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D673205
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D673599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D674432
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D697548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D697963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics, Inc
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D700930
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D735796
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D735800
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D736304
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D774121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: D780251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: William J Earley
  • Patent number: D780253
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: William J Earley
  • Patent number: D799583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: William J Earley
  • Patent number: D861061
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: William J Earley
  • Patent number: D870191
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: William J Earley