Shades Patents (Class 2/12)
  • Patent number: 10362827
    Abstract: A headgear accessory attachment apparatus includes a band having an adjustable size for fitting about a circumference of various outdoor sports helmets such as bicycle, skateboarding, snow sport, mountaineering, equestrian helmets, military helmets, and hard hats used in material moving, dock loading, and airport baggage handling. The accessory attachment apparatus provides the wearer an easy means to attach headgear accessories such as headlamps, helmet cameras, rear lights, goggles, visors, brims, and decorative embellishments to the helmet. The accessories may be permanently or temporarily secured to the accessory apparatus. In one headgear accessory attachment apparatus, the band includes a stop surface that opposes a bottom surface of the headgear when the apparatus is affixed to the headgear such that the apparatus is prevented from becoming dislodged during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bryan Family Enterprises LLP
    Inventors: Teresa A. Bryan, John E. Bryan
  • Patent number: 10365505
    Abstract: Provided is a side piece structure of a pair of glasses, including at least one temple and at least one side plate. The at least one temple includes a slot, a fastener hole, a pivot hole and a first mark. The at least one side plate includes a bracket, a fastener bump, a pivot, a second mark and a side cover. The pivot is inserted into the pivot hole, and then the fastener bump is engaged with the fastener hole. The bracket is fitted into the slot, and then the first mark is aligned with the second mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Lin Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 10310295
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention relate to an eyewear article for reducing glare, comprising an upper visor, a lower visor, a left side visor, and a right side visor. The upper visor is configured for being placed above the user's eyes and extends forward away from a brow of the user. The lower visor is configured for being located below the user's eyes and extends forward away from the eyes of the user. A space between the upper and lower visor is configured for being placed in front of a user's eyes. The left side and right side visors flank respective sides of the upper visor and respective sides of the lower visor and extend backward toward respective temples of the user. The slit extends along respective partial lengths of the left side visor and of the right side visor, enabling the user to retain some peripheral vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Martin Welt
  • Patent number: 10268042
    Abstract: A head-mounted image display device mounted on the head of a user includes an image display section, a left contact section set in contact with a temporal region on the left side, a right contact section set in contact with a temporal region on the right side, a left supporting section provided in the image display section and configured to support the left contact section, and a right supporting section provided in the image display section and configured to support the right contact section. At least one supporting section of the left supporting section and the right supporting section supports an entire target contact section, which is the contact section supported by the at least one supporting section of the left and right contact section, to be movable from a first position to a second position away from the first position in a left-right direction with respect to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Kamakura
  • Patent number: 10228494
    Abstract: The present disclosure features lens protection systems that comprise multi-layer film laminates that include an optically clear protective film, which remains on the lens during use and carrier layers that are used to assist the user with applying the protective film to the lens. These systems are suitable for use with a wide variety of eyewear, including but not limited to ski goggles, tactical goggles, diving goggles, protective eyewear such as safety glasses, sun glasses, helmet visors (e.g., for football, hockey, or motorcycle helmets), and paintball masks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: RipClear LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Hines, Ryan Doherty
  • Patent number: 10197816
    Abstract: Laser safety glasses for use in laser medical and cosmetic procedures on a patient include a pair of safety glasses wherein the safety glasses include a pair of lenses, one or more of the lenses being structured to absorb one or more predetermined wavelengths of laser energy light; a screen is mounted on at least one lens of the pair of lenses, the screen being operatively associated with a system one of internal or external to the glasses configured to generate and provide information regarding the medical or cosmetic procedure to a wearer of the laser safety glasses through the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LUMENIS LTD.
    Inventors: Tal Waisman, Moshe Elazar, Ofer Chobotaru, Assaf Preiss
  • Patent number: 10178885
    Abstract: A pocket for temporarily securing a pair of eyeglasses to clothing. The pocket is affixed to the clothing and has a narrow vertical segment the length of the eyeglass temple, and a pair of different angles which begin a bottom segment. The bottom segment has an end, an upper edge; and a bottom edge. The vertical segment has a top edge, not stitched to said article of clothing, and an endward vertical edge. The endward vertical edge makes an endward right angle to the top edge. The vertical segment has a distal vertical edge, distal from the endward vertical edge. The distal vertical edge makes a distal right angle to the top edge. The endward vertical edge; and the distal vertical edge are stitched to the clothing. The bottom segment widens from the pair of different angles to the end, at which end the bottom segment is wider than the narrow vertical segment width. The end, upper edge, and bottom edge are all stitched to the clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Lloyd Lodza
  • Patent number: 10117779
    Abstract: The present invention relates to goggles, preferably extra-orbital goggles, having an outer surface defined by a pair of lens portions each having an upper and a lower peripheral wall. The upper and lower peripheral walls extend to an upper and lower peripheral edge respectively which, in use, are in contact with the wearers face. The outer surface defined by the upper peripheral walls is convex. This contributes to a goggle outer surface which is a smooth curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SPEEDO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Tom Waller, Chris Johnson, Joseph Santry
  • Patent number: 10101597
    Abstract: The peripheral view blocking system is an optical device. The peripheral view blocking system blocks the peripheral sight lines of a wearer. The purpose of blocking peripheral sight lines is to prevent distractions caused by actions and light that may be seen peripherally. The blocking of peripheral sight lines is a commonly used strategy in several activities including, but not limited to, target based activities such as plein air painting, bowling or the shooting of firearms. The peripheral view blocking system comprises a front lens, a left blinder, a right blinder, and a nose frame. The left blinder attaches to the front lens. The right blinder attaches to the front lens. The nose frame attaches the left blinder to the right blinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Victoria Herrera
  • Patent number: 10073283
    Abstract: Ophthalmic eyewear is provided, comprising a frame and a spectacle lens having a filter and being disposed within the frame. The filter comprises a spectral characteristic that transmits red, green and blue light as mixed and emitted by an electronic display, while blocking substantially all broadband light other than the same bandwidths. Further ophthalmic eyewear is provided comprising a contact lens having a filter, wherein the filter comprises a spectral characteristic that transmits red, green and blue light as mixed and emitted by an electronic display, while blocking substantially all broadband light other than the same bandwidths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBAL OPHTHALMIC CONSULTANTS, LLC
    Inventor: Jerome A. Legerton
  • Patent number: 10052233
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a protective visor applicable to multiple operation environments for dust prevention, anti-shock glasses, chemical defense and ray radiation protection. The protective visor comprises a headband, a face shield, protective goggles, a light shading screen, a light grid and a housing, which are connected to each other. The light shading screen and the light grid constitute a light refraction and transmission device for refracting and transmitting the light, which includes a light aperture processed to have a curved surface and located at the front and upper end portion of the housing. The light aperture has a serrated lattice shutter structure, and the light shading screen is disposed at the outer side of the light aperture. The protective visor can effectively prevent foreign splash, and absorb radiant heat and certain ultraviolet rays to protect an operator's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Zhaolin Yang, Jianrong Zhou, Rongjiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10000037
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to prevent an increase in reflectance and a decrease in transmittance, retain the intact instantaneousness and ease of stripping, improve the releasability of the adhesive, avoid the generation of distortion due to the thickness of the adhesive, and ensure the visibility, by laminating filmy members (10) each equipped with a moth-eye structure (12). This transparent laminate (1) comprises a plurality of filmy members (10) which each comprise a base (11) and, disposed on at least one surface thereof, a structure (12) made up of recesses and protrusions which have been regularly arranged at a pitch not longer than the wavelengths of visible light. At least the ends of the filmy members (10) have been superposed, with a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer (2) interposed therebetween. In the superposed filmy members (10), there is a space (14) between the opposed structures (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Kimitaka Nishimura, Emi Yoshida, Eiji Ohta, Shinichi Matsumura, Shigehisa Ohkawara
  • Patent number: 9854866
    Abstract: A protective helmet including a shell on which are moveably mounted a shield and a chin guard, the chin guard being moveable between a closed position and an open position and having two lateral branches each provided with a guide in which is meshed a guiding finger fixed on the shell, and the shield being moveable between a lowered position and a lifted position and having two lateral arms articulated on the shell, the helmet having an automatic lifting mechanism of the shield configured to lift the shield from the lowered position during the closing movement of the chin guard and including at least a cam-follower system including: a rotary cam secured to a guiding finger pivotally mounted on the shell and connected in rotation to the corresponding lateral branch of the chin guard by cooperation of form with the guide, and a follower element secured to a lateral arm of the shield, wherein the cam and the follower element are at least in partial contact along a given cam surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SHARK
    Inventors: Philippe Berthier, Jean Francois Maillard, Moise Arribard
  • Patent number: 9818317
    Abstract: A sign holder for use with a display has a plaque having a first surface and a second surface. A mounting bracket is coupled to the second surface. A first and a second support arm are pivotally coupled to the mounting bracket. A catch is coupled to the mounting bracket and is positioned intermediate the first and the second support arms. In some embodiments, the first and second support arms are pivotable between a first position in which the first and second support arms are substantially perpendicular to the second surface, and a second position in which the first and second support arms are substantially parallel to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Marchon Eyewear, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas O'Toole
  • Patent number: 9703121
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement spectacle attachments that can provide protection from radiation. In one embodiment, a spectacle attachment that provides protection from radiation includes: a body of material that is a barrier to at least some form of radiation; where the body of material is configured so that it can couple with either temple of a pair of glasses; and where the body of material is sized to protect the side of a wearer's face from at least approximately the wearer's temple to approximately below the wearer's cheek when the body of material is coupled to a temple of a pair of glasses and the pair of glasses is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Century Pacific Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Nodtvedt
  • Patent number: 9668528
    Abstract: A U-shaped novelty head crown is provided which includes a single head engaging member adapted to be worn on a wearer's head. The novelty head-crown is made of a light weight material that is flexible in nature so that the U-shaped head engaging member may be fitted on the wearer's head without necessity for straps, clasps, or hooks. The method of design and operation of the U-shaped crown is vital to its new result in that the top of the head is to protrude from the center opening of the U-shaped crown so that the product does not cover the top of the head but rather fits around the side of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Arya Laghaie
  • Patent number: 9606374
    Abstract: Eyeglasses, including a frame for supporting the eyeglasses on a user's face, a platform movably connected to the frame, and a plurality of lenses moveable relative to the frame along with the platform, each of the lenses being movably connected to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: William Bush
  • Patent number: 9519159
    Abstract: An eyewear device for the primary purpose of concealing and camouflaging the wearer's eyes and eye movement during hunting activities. The eyewear device comprises an opaque shield and visor that covers, shades, and shadows the wearer's eyes and at the same time it greatly reduces ambient light that might be reflected from the eye so they are not visible to wildlife. The shield is designed with elongated openings that allow the wearer to have significantly unencumbered vision in a variety of daylight hunting conditions. The eyewear device's performance cannot be affected by fogging, scratching or precipitation. Furthermore the eyewear device's one-piece flexible design makes it durable enough to withstand the riggers of hunting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Scott King
  • Patent number: 9457253
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for training baseball and softball batters, to identify types of pitched balls (fast ball, curve ball, slider and changeup) and locations (strike or non-strike zone) of pitched balls in order to increase hitting accuracy. A motion sensor can be triggered by the leading foot of a pitcher. The motion sensor can face upward to detect the passage of a pitched ball from the pitcher. When the motion sensor is triggered, a signal can be sent to a black out lens that blocks the vision of a hitter being trained to identify the types and locations of the pitched balls. The training includes changing the lens from transparent to opaque at selected distances between the hitter and the pitcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Dacks Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9442306
    Abstract: The present disclosure features lens protection systems that comprise multi-layer film laminates that include an optically clear protective film, which remains on the lens during use and carrier layers that are used to assist the user with applying the protective film to the lens. These systems are suitable for use with a wide variety of eyewear, including but not limited to ski goggles, tactical goggles, diving goggles, protective eyewear such as safety glasses, sun glasses, helmet visors (e.g., for football, hockey, or motorcycle helmets), and paintball masks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: RIPCLEAR LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Hines, Ryan Doherty
  • Patent number: 9405133
    Abstract: A shutter eyewear apparatus 10, comprises an orbital frame 12, the orbital frame 12 itself comprising a left orbital aspect 12L and a right orbital aspect 12R, multiple strut members 14 within the orbital aspects, a left wing and right wing, the wings 16 having a width of at least 12 mm at any point along a length of the wings 16, a word element 48 lengthwise along at least one wing, and a franchise logo element. Preferably the wings are approximately 23 mm wide at a folding break 34 of the wings, and preferably the franchise logo element is provided about a neck 28 of at least one wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Jethro Bennett
  • Patent number: 9399107
    Abstract: A seal for a respiratory mask that includes a first end portion adapted to be coupled to a mask shell, a second end portion for sealing engagement with a face of a patient, and a sidewall extending between the first end portion and the second end portion. At least a portion of the second end portion includes a textured area having a predetermined pattern. The area of increased surface roughness provides the patient contacting portion of the seal with a silky feeling to maximize patient comfort and the effectiveness of the seal without impairing the sealing ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Chi Fai Ho, Cornelis Petrus Hendriks, Rudolf Maria Jozef Voncken, Willem Potze, Joyce Van Zanten, Nicolaas Petrus Willard, Mareike Klee
  • Patent number: 9351530
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the disclosed technology, systems, methods and devices are provided for wholly or partially obscuring the vision of a pet electronically using a cap worn on the head of the pet. In one embodiment, the cap has a screen or lens disposed proximate to the pet's eyes. The screen is capable of identifying an object or living thing that may be threatened by the pet, and wholly or partially obscuring the object from the vision of the pet to prevent the pet from being able to see and/or attack the object. An additional safety measure of the cap may be to completely darken or whiten the vision of the pet such that the pet is temporarily impaired from seeing anything. Still further, audio may also be used to distract or draw the pet's attention away the from target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Yee Chong Leung
  • Patent number: 9344801
    Abstract: A headset is provided. The headset includes: a hook hung on a user's neck; a pair of sound output units connected to both end parts of the hook; and a clipping module provided to at least one sound output unit and coupled to a cap worn by the user to allow the at least one sound output unit to be detachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunsun Yoo, Myunghyun Park, Jaeyoung Kim, Hyungwoo Park, Sangwoo Seo, Kunwoo Lee, Secheol Oh
  • Patent number: 9329404
    Abstract: A U-shaped resilient jewelry band configured with a pair of legs to be retained around a wearer's neck, wrist or the like and including a pair of lenses in the closed extremity of the band, the band further being constructed so the legs will act as temples to retain the band on the wearer's head with the lenses in confronting relationship with the wearer's eyes. A pair visors carried from the respective legs to be selectively shifted between covering relationship over the lenses and retracted uncovering relationship to the wearer can view through the lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Betinaz Sarkis
  • Patent number: 9304327
    Abstract: An eyewear device is provided which has lenses positioned above the temples when worn yielding an unobstructed view below the bottom of both lenses. The lower edge of the lenses may be curved toward the upper edge to increase the viewing area and the lenses may be rotationally engaged to temples to allow changes in viewing angle through them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Murad A. Sunalp, Donn K. Harms
  • Patent number: 9277779
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the disclosed technology, systems, methods and devices are provided for wholly or partially obscuring the vision of a pet electronically using a cap worn on the head of the pet. In one embodiment, the cap has a screen or lens disposed proximate to the pet's eyes. The screen is capable of identifying an object or living thing that may be threatened by the pet, and wholly or partially obscuring the object from the vision of the pet to prevent the pet from being able to see and/or attack the object. An additional safety measure of the cap may be to completely darken or whiten the vision of the pet such that the pet is temporarily impaired from seeing anything. Still further, audio may also be used to distract or draw the pet's attention away the from target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Yee Chong Leung
  • Patent number: 9220309
    Abstract: A homerun ball catching cap includes a cap assembly having a concave crown (having a forward edge, a rearward edge, an inner volume, and an outer surface that provides a surface on which to mount a team-logo patch), a headband with an adjustment strap, a bill, and circular finger apertures, wherein the cap assembly comprises in functional combination the concave crown, the headband, the bill, and the circular finger apertures. The homerun ball catching cap is able to be used in a capacity of a pseudo ‘glove’ and/or in the capacity of a baseball hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Robert E Gayer
  • Patent number: 9069190
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an eyeglass temple (1) and an eyeglass frame wherein the eyeglass temple (1) has at least two leaf springs (3; 4; 5). For preventing free sliding motion of the eyeglass temple means (15; 16; 17; 18; 20; 25) are provided which are realized such that they are able to inhibit said free sliding motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: IC! BERLIN BRILLENPRODUKTIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Kester John Carpenter, Thomas Bochmann
  • Patent number: 8819862
    Abstract: A flip-up visor attachment having two separable sets of hinge elements for rotatably connecting the visor to a sunglasses' frame. These sets include a hinge body and a pair of hook-like structures which are, respectively, affixed to the frame's bridge portion and to the visor's underside. Like the frame, both sets exhibit bilateral symmetry. Once they are joined together, the visor can be pivoted outwardly from the frame's front. A flange, affixed to the visor's mid-section and extending over its back edge, stops the visor from being overrotated. With the visor in its raised position, one can then brace it there by pressing a locking arm rotatably connected to its underside against the hinge body. By rotating the locking arm in reverse, one can disengage it from the hinge body and thus free the visor so that it can be folded against the sunglasses or removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Robert Shaw
  • Publication number: 20140215673
    Abstract: Protective headgear and an optical filter cartridge that is removably mountable thereto, and methods of removably inserting such a cartridge and removing such a cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Niklas Lilenthal
  • Patent number: 8707462
    Abstract: An eye shield is provided that may allow for compact storage and ease of assembly and use. The eye shield may include a frame for supporting the eye shield upon a user and a hinge arranged upon a forehead portion of the frame. A flexible lens may be mounted to the hinge and arranged to move from a flat position by pivoting about the hinge to conform to a shape of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grad, Gad Shaanan
  • Publication number: 20140101812
    Abstract: A system and method of eye protection during a welding process comprising the steps of: fabricating a lens, where the lens includes a first degree of shading where the first degree of shading provides a first level of eye protection and a second degree of shading, where the second degree of shading provides a second level of protection, wherein the second level of eye protection shields a user's eye from welding flash rays; inserting photochromic sensing technology in the lens, where the photochromic sensing technology detects welding flash rays; and enabling the second degree of shading of the lens upon the detection of welding flash rays. Further, the second degree of shading continues while the lens is exposed to welding flash rays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: COREY RICHARDS
  • Patent number: 8683613
    Abstract: An eye patch is presented that is usable with eyeglass frames comprising a lens and side arm. The eye patch comprises a conoidal member to be positioned over a front of the lens such that a frontal and a peripheral vision of an eye is substantially blocked and a flap having a releasable securing device, wherein the flap is to be positioned over a back of the lens such that the releasable securing device secures the eye patch to the eyeglass frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Eye Care and Cure Pte. Ltd
    Inventors: Johan T. W. Van Dalen, Dan D. Carda
  • Patent number: 8661562
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided having a frame that can releasably engage a lens. The frame can have an engagement mechanism that includes an active restraint member and a passive restraint member. The active restraint member can have a first component and a second component that are operatively coupled together such that the first and second components rotate together between open and closed positions. The second component can also be configured to slide relative to the first component to engage a portion the frame when the first and second components are in the closed position to maintain the lens fitted against the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Calilung, Jason Janavicius
  • Publication number: 20140041091
    Abstract: An eye mask for a person includes a forward portion adapted to cover the person's eyes and having a malleable nose bridge, and two side straps each fixed with the forward portion and terminating at strap ends each having at least one part of a first two-part mechanical fastener. At least one of the side straps may include a first part of a second two-part mechanical fastener for attachment to a seat retention strap adapted to encircle a portion of a seat. Other adjustable attachment means that include a plurality of different straps for encircling the seat or headrest of a seat are included for retaining the person's head against the seat. Each side strap may include a pocket formed therein for holding an ear plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: David Bret Sternlight
  • Patent number: 8458813
    Abstract: An eye shield is provided that may allow for compact storage and ease of assembly and use. The eye shield may include a frame for supporting the eye shield upon a user and a pair of hinges that are arranged upon the frame between a pair of temple portions and an intermediate segment of a forehead portion of the frame. A lens may be mounted to the pair of hinges for pivotal movement from a flat position to a use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grad, Gad Shaanan
  • Publication number: 20130139289
    Abstract: A sleep curtain device comprised of an expandable headband for placement on a wearer's head and at least one shade repositionably attached to said headband to allow the wearer to reposition the shade 360 degrees around the wearer's head without removing the device from the wearer's head. The sleep curtain device has many uses including, without limitation, shielding a wearer's face from public view and/or unwanted light, such as sunlight and ambient light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Adrianne Booth Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130047322
    Abstract: A combination headgear and eyewear system including eyewear that magnetically attaches to the headgear. A magnetic ball and disc joint allows the eyewear to pivot on the headgear and into a position wherein the eyewear rests upon a user's face. Adjustable temples allow the eyewear to be configured so to accommodate a large range of head sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Donald Scott PEEBLES
  • Publication number: 20120233734
    Abstract: Goggles include a strap, a frame, at least one lens, and first and second connectors. The strap has opposite strap free ends. The frame has a lateral center and opposite lateral end portions. Each connector has a base portion for connecting to the opposite lateral end portion of the frame, and a strap-mounting portion for connecting to the opposite strap free end of the strap. Each strap-mounting portion has a strap connecting end where the strap meets the strap-mounting portion. Each of the first and second connectors have a first orientation for helmet-less usage and a second orientation for helmet usage. The strap connecting end of each connector is located a greater distance from the lateral center of the frame when the connector is in a second orientation than when in the first orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Stéphane Lebel, Dominique Croteau
  • Patent number: 8250669
    Abstract: Protective helmet of the type comprising a first outer visor to intercept the viewing aperture of the helmet mounted rotatably on said helmet, a second visor mounted, inside said first outer visor, rotatably on the cap of the helmet, and a device for actuation and mounting of said second visor on said cap, said second visor including a shielding portion and two ends at the sides of said shielding portion and being at least partly elastically deformable. The inner visor comprises, at least at one side end thereof, a fork and, at or in proximity of one or other of the side ends thereof, at least one externally projecting tooth. Correspondingly, said device for actuation and mounting comprises at least one pin for engaging, directly or indirectly, with said fork and at least one circular guide inside which said projecting tooth of said second visor is removably coupled in a sliding manner, said at least one pin and said at least one circular guide being integral and/or integrated with said cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Opticos, S.r.l.
    Inventors: Luca Gafforio, Gabriele Tomasoni, Alberto Salvetti
  • Patent number: 8245320
    Abstract: An eye shield attachment can be used in combination with a safety helmet. This helmet has a front brim continuous with a rim extending along each opposite side of the safety helmet to a pair of rim slots in the helmet's rim. The attachment has a pair of frames that can removably attach to the pair of rim slots in the helmet. The frames each have a fastening member that is lockable onto a corresponding one of the rim slots and adjustable to accommodate various depths in the rim slots. A support structure attached to the pair of frames extends along the rim toward the front brim. A front lens and corrective glasses may be attached to the support structure. A pliable bead may be attached to the front of the support structure and extend rearwardly to engage a wearer's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Jack Provost, Dennis Jenkins, Brian Jenkins, Jeffrey R. Burger, Chris S. Daniels, Kevin J. Vititoe
  • Publication number: 20120204303
    Abstract: Provided is automatic shading goggles in that a welding helmet is manufactured in a goggle shape, so that the size thereof is compact and the weight thereof is light and a shading degree of a LCD lens can be selectively adjusted in any one mode of a welding mode for shielding a harmful light generated during welding operation and a security mode for shielding a visible ray, so that it can reduce a burden of the weight applied to a worker, block a strong light during welding operation, and easily distinguish the surrounding objects, when the welding operation is not performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Woon Su SEO
  • Publication number: 20120192331
    Abstract: This is directed to systems, processes, machines, and other means that attach ornaments to manufactured articles. The invention can allow a user to express oneself by attaching a removable object to a manufactured article by using a screw, snap, or magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Cynthia Fowler, William Fowler
  • Publication number: 20120180180
    Abstract: A method, means, apparatus, and system is disclosed, for use with an electrically controllable light-producing activity, or possibly an electrically-controlled sound producing activity. In one embodiment, the light is modulated to affect an imaging function, as a secondary effect, without substantially affecting a primary or main purpose of the light-producing activity. In another embodiment, the light is modulated to affect an imaging function, as a secondary effect, in conjunction with effects on the primary or main purpose of the light-producing activity. The invention is useful, for example, in TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding where the light-producing arc, and possibly some light-producing utility lights, are modulated to improve a computer vision system (such as an auto darkening welding helmet or a headup display for a welding helmet) that helps a person see better. Cybernetic and physiological sensing is disclosed such as EEG, ECG, and the like, in conjunction with wearable computing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Mann Steve, Mir Adnan Ali
  • Patent number: 8214921
    Abstract: A flip-to-wear eye shield is provided that is designed for compact storage and ease of use. The eye shield may be dispensed in a compact, easy-to-assemble configuration and may include a protective lens and a frame coupled with the protective lens by one or more hinges. The one or more hinges may be configured to allow the protective lens to pivot with respect to the frame from a first substantially flat position to a second position assembled and ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grad, Gad Shaanan
  • Patent number: 8209770
    Abstract: Protective eyewear is configured so that interior surfaces are associated with visual characteristics based on a use environment. Eyewear includes an interior surface having two or three horizontal zones that are assigned colors, gray levels, color coordinates, or other characteristics based on playing surface characteristics. Upper, middle, and lower interior portions can be associated with blue, green, and brown, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Page, Alan W. Reichow, Karl M. Citek
  • Publication number: 20120137398
    Abstract: There is provided a goggle assembly (1) comprising: a frame; an inner lens retained by the frame (5); an outer lens (3) having a first relaxed configuration and a second pre-tensioned configuration; and attachment elements (7) releasably retaining the outer lens in its second configuration in spaced relation in front of the inner lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: HD INSPIRATION HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Derek Leslie Arnold
  • Patent number: 8108944
    Abstract: A headwear apparatus comprising a base ring assembly, a support assembly and a bill. The base ring assembly has an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface includes a hook and loop fastener positioned therealong, and, an adjustment configuration positioned at the back region of the base ring assembly to facilitate an altering of the circumference thereof. The support assembly has a first cross strap and a second cross strap. The two cross straps intersect above the base ring assembly. The cross straps and the base ring define a hemispherical frame, and in turn, a cavity, appropriately sized to receive the head of a wearer therewithin, with a plurality of generally wedge shaped openings therebetween. The bill extends outwardly from the front region of the base ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: George Gilson, Sr., George Gilson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110179541
    Abstract: A lens assembly for securing in an opening in a face plate of a face protector has a first, retainer lens of shape and dimensions configured to be secured in the front opening of a face plate and having a curvature substantially matching the curvature of the face plate. A second lens of smaller dimensions is secured behind the first lens to provide a lens-in-a-lens configuration. The lens assembly may be releasably secured in the face plate opening and the second lens is interchangeable with sets of lenses having different properties such as lens shade. The retainer assembly has a back cover and a gasket or spacer between the back cover and second lens to allow second lenses of different depths to be secured in the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Jerry Dean Wright