Spectacle Attachments Patents (Class 2/13)
  • Patent number: 10634932
    Abstract: A nose free glasses utility for eliminating the use of a nose to support glasses includes hook and loop fasteners adhered to a visor/brim of a hat which eliminates the need to use the bridge of a nose for support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Scott MacArthur
  • Patent number: 10627652
    Abstract: A side shield retainer kit is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a side shield retainer kit includes a spring bar having first and second engagement surfaces and an outer surface including a sloped portion. A cylindrical polymeric retainer having an outer major surface and an inner major surface is positionable around the spring bar and is configured to secure the spring bar to a spectacle side shield upon exposure to heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HOYA OPTICAL LABS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Laurent Froissard, Dana R. Dixon
  • Patent number: 10613354
    Abstract: A crescent-shaped apparatus for attachment to eyeglasses (e.g., prescription glasses, sunglasses, etc.) to provide a protective covering for lenses of the eyeglasses and the eyes of the wearer. The apparatus includes a body and one or more attachment components. The attachment components are configured to couple to a portion of the eyeglasses (e.g., the pair of arms of the eyeglasses) and secure a portion of the body in a position above the lenses of the eyeglasses. Advantageously, upon coupling with the eyeglasses, a portion of the body provides an overhang that protects the lenses of the eyeglasses and the eyes of the wearer from various weather-related elements, such as rain, snow, and sun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Mia Santacapita, Paul Santacapita
  • Patent number: 10568375
    Abstract: An eyewear apparatus is configured to be fitted around a face of a user such that a first earpiece is supported by a first ear of the user, a second earpiece is supported by a second ear of the user, and a bridge portion of the frame is supported by a nose of the user. When the eyewear apparatus is fitted around the face of the user, a first eyepiece is aligned with a first eye of the user to allow the user to see through a first lens disposed within an aperture of the first eyepiece. An additional structure is coupled to the frame and covers a portion of a forehead of the user when the eyewear apparatus is fitted around the face of the user. The additional structure depicts a portion a character. A three-dimensional piece affixed to the additional structure provides additional depth to the character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: H2W
    Inventor: David Levich
  • Patent number: 10444549
    Abstract: An eyewear with a pair of light emitting diodes (LED) matrices is an apparatus that enhances the aesthetic appeal of the eyewear by illuminating different patterns and letterings with the pair of LED matrices. A left lens and a right lens each have an LED matrix, which traverse through and protrude out of their respective lens. Both LED matrices are electronically connected to a programmable microcontroller, which is able to turn on/off each individual LED in order to create the patterns and letterings on the LED matrices. The microphone and VU meter also allows the LED matrices to display patterns and lettering that relate to the music or sounds around the apparatus. Each individual LED for both LED matrices are properly spaced apart from each other so that visibility is not significantly reduced while wearing the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Luis Emilio Lopez-Garcia
  • Patent number: 10279237
    Abstract: A sports training apparatus occludes peripheral vision of each eye across the nose region of a player by creating a visual divide that extends from and immediately adjacent to the nose along the central sagittal plane. In various embodiments, the visual divide is extendible, removable and replaceable, pivotal, and may incorporate scribes to vary shape or geometry. The visual divide may further be mounted from a pair of glasses without lenses, though other embodiments with and without lenses are contemplated. The eye divider is used to align or confirm alignment of a player properly to ensure that the player batter has both eyes facing in the proper direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: EPG Enterprises, LLC.
    Inventors: Eugene P. Glynn, Eugene J. Glynn, Don E. Gibson, Steven C. Elliot, Trevor Stewart, Bobby Luzzi
  • Patent number: 10175501
    Abstract: Described is a wearable item, such as eyewear, that is formed to be stored and worn on a user's wrist. The eyewear includes a pair of lenses separated by a nose bridge assembly. Arms are affixed with each of the lenses. Notably, the pair of lenses are foldable between an open configuration in which they can be worn as eyeglasses and a collapsed configuration in which they fold toward one another and can be worn on the user's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Kenzo Singer, Mark Singer
  • Patent number: 10120205
    Abstract: Eyewear for enhancing the contrast sensitivity of the human vision system through the use of lenses subdivided in areas of different light filtration properties arranged in specialized patterns, called multi-filters patterns, are provided. Of the multiple filtration areas, or filters, that compose each multi-filters patterns, one or more filters heavily reduces or totally block light arriving from some areas of the visual field of the eyes, while other filters lightly reduce or totally allow light from other areas of the same visual field. The resulting effect is to drive the auto-exposure function of the eye-brain vision system to adapt itself to areas of interest of the visual field thus improving contrast sensitivity and vision acuity in those areas while reducing or blocking light and glare from the rest of the visual field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Sergio Maggi
  • Patent number: 10070673
    Abstract: A protective skin shields system that is mounted to eyeglasses worn by a user. The major components are a means for mounting, an interconnected and shields. The invention solves technological problems, inter alia, of bilaterally protecting the cheek, temple and forehead region of a user's face from harmful sun radiation without the use of hats, skirts, blockers and/or chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Oscar Mendez
  • Patent number: 10067359
    Abstract: Rotary eyeglasses comprise a fixed frame bearing a nose abutment and means for holding the eyeglasses on the head, and a movable frame comprising optical members in front of the eyes, when the eyeglasses are in an operational position, wherein the movable frame is secured to the fixed frame by a multi-lever mechanism and is configured to be lifted up relative to the fixed frame and simultaneously to be rotated about its longitudinal axis owing to hinges located in points of securing the levers to the frames. The invention may be used in eyeglasses having positive lenses including reading eyeglasses, and also in protective eyeglasses of different types including sunglasses. The invention allows lifting lenses over the user's forehead, and thus facilitates looking either through lenses or beside lenses, and allows preventing contact between the inner surface of the lenses and the forehead, and thus avoiding contamination of the lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Alexey Leonidovich Ushakov
  • Patent number: 9989783
    Abstract: An accessory for eyewear including a sheet of lightweight, flexible material, the accessory having an interior facing surface and an exterior facing surface, a first front portion, a second back portion, a first side portion and a second side portion. The accessory includes at least one aperture positioned in spaced relation between the first and second portions and the first and second side portions and intersecting the sheet along a longitudinal axis. A releasable complementary fastening system is included, whereby when the sheet is folded along the sheet axis an eyewear lens portion passes through the aperture and the eyewear is secured within the fold by the fastening system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Jessica Pierce
  • Patent number: 9904076
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame attachment assembly generally comprising a base, a platform and a T-shaped wind guard. The base in generally comprised of a right upper frame, a left upper frame and a center support. The right upper frame and the left upper frame each comprise at least two arm grooves wherein the eyeglass frame attachment assembly may be attached to the eyeglasses by passing the temple arm of the eyeglasses through one of the arm grooves. The center support strap can be affixed through a center hole for added support and stability to the platform. The platform comprises a channel, whereby the channel receives an interchangeable banner piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy R Grace, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9782296
    Abstract: A goggle having a removable noseguard, comprising a flexible goggle frame having a nose region that extends over the bridge of the user's nose, the goggle frame comprising an engagement region that extends from the front of the goggle frame and having a plurality of locking tabs, and a flexible noseguard comprising a channel to receive the engagement region to position the noseguard on the frame and a plurality of notches sized and positioned to receive the plurality of locking tabs to firmly attach the noseguard to the goggle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: 100% SPEEDLAB, LLC
    Inventor: Li Pengfei
  • Patent number: 9709828
    Abstract: An athletics visual aid focus device is disclosed. The athletics visual aid focus device providing horizontal tunnel vision may be worn by athletes to block out peripheral visual distractions. The athletics visual aid focus device may include upper and lower opaque regions disposed to block out peripheral vision along horizontal planes above and below the user's eyes and may provide a lower transparent region allowing the user to position his feet without head movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey H. Farris
  • Patent number: 9625741
    Abstract: A clip-on lens assembly for removable disposition and/or mounting to existing eyeglasses is presented. The clip-on lens assembly include at least one clip-on lens selectively positionable in a removably coupled relation to a pair of eyeglasses, and disposed in an at least partially overlying relation to the eyeglass lens. The clip-on lens includes at least two mounting clips disposed at an upper portion thereof, the mounting clips being structured to removably engage or contact the eyeglasses. Particularly, the mounting clips of certain embodiments include a base fixedly secured to the clip-on lens, and a flexible mounting portion extending outwardly therefrom. The flexible mounting portion may be flexed or moved outwardly to expose or enlarge an opening through which a portion of the eyeglasses are positioned. The flexible mounting portion will then engage or contact the eyeglasses for mounting the clip-on lenses thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Tammaro
  • Patent number: 9563069
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses with securing temples having snap-steel interiors. These temples comfortably wrap partially about a user's head, thereby securing the eyeglasses to the user's head. The snap steel transforms the temples from a first, rigid position where the glasses can be easily stored and transported to a second, wrapped position where the temples wrap about and contour to a user's head. The temples and the frame are manufactured from the same piece of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventors: James W. Gochenour, Brett A. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9477100
    Abstract: A radiation filter insert is provided. The glasses filter insert includes a first filter lens and a second filter lens, each having an inner surface and an outer surface. The first and second filter lens may include an electromagnetic filter. The present invention may include a bridge connector. The bridge connector may connect the first and second filter lenses together. The bridge connector may include a curved inner edge formed to fit around a nosepiece of an eyewear. The filtering insert may include resting tabs to allow the insert to remain in position on the eyewear. The filtering insert may further include grasping tabs. The grasping tabs allow placement using the thumb an index finger of one hand. These resting and grasping tabs enables insertion and removal without displacing the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ViewMax Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Steven Podrow, Christopher Lynn Owens
  • Patent number: 9459471
    Abstract: An eyeglass with a shield including an eyeglass, a shield, and a pair of slots. The shield has a continuous top member and a pair of side members. The top member of the shield is continuously disposed on a top edge of a pair of lenses, and a right side member and a left side member of the pair of side members is continuously disposed on a right edge of a right lens and a left edge of a left lens, respectively. A right slot and a left slot of the pair of slots are disposed within a back edge of the right side member and the left side member of the shield, respectively. A front end of each of a right arm and a left arm of the eyeglass is disposed within the right slot and the left slot, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Jay Neuman
  • Patent number: 9442312
    Abstract: Clip eyeglasses detachably mounted on prescription glasses, including: a goggles lens whose left and right sides are formed unitarily with each other, without having any frame, the goggles lens being made of synthetic resin in such a manner as to have higher curvature and elastic force than the prescription glasses; and fixtures mounted at both sides of the goggles lens in such a manner as to be supported against the prescription glasses, wherein the goggles lens is stretched and attached to the prescription glasses by means of the elastic force thereof, and the goggles lens is applied to the prescription glasses having different shapes and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Dae Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 9389436
    Abstract: The invention discloses a cover glass system for securing lenses to prescription eyeglasses to allow the viewer to watch a three dimensional motion picture or television program. Lenses having different characteristics are mounted in a frame having elastic loops are attached to the upper corners of the cover glass system to further secure the cover glass system to prescription eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Rebeca Figueroa
  • Patent number: 9389437
    Abstract: A clip-on lens assembly for removable disposition and/or mounting to existing eyeglasses is presented. The clip-on lens assembly include at least one clip-on lens selectively positionable in a removably coupled relation to a pair of eyeglasses, and disposed in an at least partially overlying relation to the eyeglass lens. The clip-on lens includes at least two mounting clips disposed at an upper portion thereof, the mounting clips being structured to removably engage or contact the eyeglasses. Particularly, the mounting clips of certain embodiments include a base fixedly secured to the clip-on lens, and a flexible mounting portion extending outwardly therefrom. The flexible mounting portion may be flexed or moved outwardly to expose or enlarge an opening through which a portion of the eyeglasses are positioned. The flexible mounting portion will then engage or contact the eyeglasses for mounting the clip-on lenses thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Tammaro
  • Patent number: 9134544
    Abstract: A frame for eyeglasses comprising a front frame portion adapted to support lenses and first and second side portions extending from opposing sides of the front frame portion and configured to end at a user's temples so as to be supported by the user's temples when worn, without being supported by the user's ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Robert A. Rochford, Mark Best
  • Publication number: 20140230114
    Abstract: A sun shade apparatus for use with eyeglasses having a pair of temples and worn relative to a user's head includes a flexible headband removably coupled to the pair of temples of the eyeglasses. A head shade assembly is coupled to an upper end of the framework so as to be displaced from the headband and above the user's head, the head shade assembly having a generally planar configuration and made of a generally opaque material configured to block sun rays from the user's head. The head shade assembly includes a plurality of wire frame members that are selectively bendable to selectively orient the sun shade apparatus relative to the user's head. The sun shade apparatus may include a coupled to a lower surface of the head shade assembly that may be powered by solar or battery power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Clifford C. Wilson, JR.
  • Patent number: 8794758
    Abstract: An eyewear temple arm apparatus for an eyewear device including an elongated body member having a proximal end portion configured to mount to the eyewear device. The temple arm apparatus includes a functional element, an elongated flexible tether; and a guide base. The base is movably mounted to the elongated body member for movement thereof along a fixed path in a direction generally longitudinally therealong between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the guide base is positioned proximate to a proximal portion of the body member, while in the second position, it is oriented proximate to a distal portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: ReadyMax, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill E. Brauner, Eivind Clausen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8689970
    Abstract: A cover for a pair of glasses comprising: a sleeve, the sleeve comprising: a main body portion, the main body portion sized to generally be able to enclose the lens portion of a pair of glasses; a first stem portion, the first stem portion configured to generally enclose at least a portion of the glasses' first stem; a second stem portion, the second stem portion configured to generally enclose at least a portion of the glasses' second stem; an opening located generally in the main body portion and configured to allow entry and exit of the glasses with respect to the cover. A method of using an eyeglass cover and glasses as a headband, the method comprising: inserting glasses into an eyeglass cover; placing the glasses and eyeglass cover on a user's head, generally above the forehead, with the stems of the glasses over the user's ears, such that the cover and glasses look and act as a headband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Kelly Stutzman
  • 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: 8485660
    Abstract: Eyewear formed generally as frame component and a visor component that may be manufactured as two separate pieces and then assembled together. The frame has a slot formed in a top portion thereof shaped to engage a downwardly extending flange on the visor. Fasteners can be used to hold the visor securely to the frame. In preferred embodiments, the visor not only extends forward but also rearward of the frame to occlude light entering between the visor, frame and the wearer's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Solergy Sunglasses, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Tubin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8418695
    Abstract: An eyeglass patch which is comprised of an optical occluding cup for correcting dominant eye vision problems is disclosed. One embodiment of the inventive eyeglass patch has an interchangeable exterior portion, wherein the wearer can interchange the exterior appearance of the eyeglass patch, at will. This embodiment is comprised of two cutouts, which thread and interlock together, wherein one of the cutouts has a decorative exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas C. Moulton
  • Patent number: 8387163
    Abstract: A flexible face mask is provided for protecting the face from outdoor elements. The face mask comprises a nose shield portion configured to cover the user's nose, a pair of cheek shield portions configured to cover the sides of the user's face, and a pair of ear strap portions configured to cover and receive the user's ears and eyewear. A reinforcing strip on the skin-facing side of the nose shield allows the nose shield to better conform to the user's nose. The face mask is configured for attachment to both eye glasses and goggles. For eyeglasses, a pair of small ā€œCā€ - shaped cuts in the nose shield are configured to receive the nose pads of the eyeglasses. For goggles or eyeglasses, a set of hook and loop patches are utilized, wherein one patch is affixed to the eyewear's bridge and the mating patch is affixed to the nose shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Gregory Beliveau
  • 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
  • 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: 8087774
    Abstract: Disclosed is a side shield which can be easily assembled with and separated from the eyewear temple, identically widen together with the eyewear temple, and prevent the external impact from being transferred to and reaching the eyewear. The side shield includes a shield body surrounding a hinge, through which an eyewear temple is connected with an eyewear frame of an eyewear, and covering a side space of the eyewear frame, to prevent foreign substances from entering the eyes, the shield body including blocking wings formed at an upper part and a lower part of the shield body, and a coupling means for maintaining a coupling state between the shield body and the eyewear temple, the coupling means being provided at the shield body and including a coupler assembled with the eyewear temple and a fastener for fastening the coupler. Therefore, the side shield is easily detachable and further includes the elastic means, to improve the wearing comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Seng Dae Yang
  • Publication number: 20110289641
    Abstract: A pair of sunglasses having an adjustable visor. The visor cuts down glare and is adjustable to a plurality of fixed positions for maximum user comfort. A clip friction hinge that joins the visor to the sunglasses frame allows a user a range of motion and a large number of fixed positions for the visor, thus enabling the user to adjust the visor to nearly any desired angle and to shade their eyes from glare in nearly any situation or at any time of day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: EDWARD PISARCZYK
  • Patent number: 8056562
    Abstract: A system for supporting a breathing passage of a patient may include a cannula and an insertion apparatus. The cannula may be configured to be at least partially inserted into a breathing passage of a patient for supporting the breathing passage during sleep. The cannula may include an insertion end configured to be inserted through a nasal passageway portion of the breathing passage. The insertion apparatus may include a nasal applicator operable to guide the cannula through the nasal applicator and into the nasal passageway, and a support frame coupled to the nasal applicator and configured to be releasably coupled to the patient to position the nasal applicator proximate to the nasal passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Sherman
  • Patent number: 7921468
    Abstract: Protective eyeglasses provide hearing protection from elevated noise levels. The protective eyeglasses have safety lenses for protection of each of the eyes. Support members extend from the lenses of the eyeglasses to the ears, and have earplugs or protectors thereon which are inserted into the ears. The side support members are spring biased towards each other so that the side members provide pressure to hold the plugs in the ears of the wearer. Ear plugs are mounted so as to swivel relative to the side support members. The side support members are telescoping and are adjustable in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel Joseph Conrad Sutton
  • Patent number: 7862165
    Abstract: A sideshade for reducing peripheral glare that is removably attachable to a temple of spectacles such that the wearer of the spectacles is not required to remove the spectacles in order to attach the sideshade to or detach the sideshade from the temple of the spectacles. The detachable sideshade is optical or near-optical quality so as not to degrade the wearer's peripheral vision. The sideshade may be light in weight and easy to attach and remove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: SkySight Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond L. Hobbs
  • Publication number: 20100154093
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Jack Provost, Dennis Jenkins, Brian Jenkins
  • Patent number: 7677724
    Abstract: A spectacle frame mount provides secure, removable positioning of a spectacle frame in a gas mask or full face respirator. A spring wire mount supports the spectacle frame between two legs of a loop. The spring wire mount includes two leg portions that have lower ends which terminate adjacent each other when the mount is in its use position. The two leg portions positively engage an internal portion of the full face mask so that the spectacle frame will be positioned within the interior of the mask at a location such that the spectacles will be properly positioned for use by the person wearing the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Mine Safety Appliances Company
    Inventors: Evan Keith Erickson, Joseph John Vod Varka, Joseph Aaron Vod Varka, Jesse James Vod Varka
  • Patent number: 7637611
    Abstract: An adjustable spectacle kit article is positioned in the interior of a self-contained breathing mask having a full face plate permitting viewing outside. The kit includes a bracket having an elongated slot for a lug attached to the mask interior. A portion of the lug includes a frame holder for spectacles having a frame for supporting at least one eyeglass lens and bridge. The frame connects with the lug for positionally adjusting within the mask. In one aspect, the lug is composed of polycarbonate polymeric material. A resilient elastomeric grommet inserted in the slot frictionally engages the lug. Another adjustable lug composed of a resilient neoprene polymeric material can replace the grommet. The lug is angular shaped, inserted into the slotted bracket, and frictionally provides for extensively adjusting the frame within the mask. The lug is sized for space utilization in a confined mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: John R. Rotella
  • Publication number: 20090268153
    Abstract: A fixing structure for industrial spectacles and a helmet is provided. The industrial spectacles are bilaterally formed with shield portions, each having a hole passing therethrough. Two resilient bands each have a first end formed with a protruding portion for being inserted into the hole of a corresponding one of the shield portions; and a second end for being windingly fastened with a corresponding one of two fasteners, each having at least one through hole and a notch corresponding in shape to a brim extending bilaterally from the helmet. The industrial spectacles bilaterally coupled with the resilient bands are fastened to the helmet by engaging the notch of each of the fasteners windingly fastened to the respective resilient bands with the brim. The industrial spectacles can be pulled down relative to the helmet so as to be used, and pushed up relative to the helmet when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Tzu-Feng Wang-Lee
  • Publication number: 20090222966
    Abstract: A gas curtain device having an air or gas pathway. The air pathway includes a tube with a hole or holes extending a portion of the length of the protective eyewear lens. The pathway is attached or incorporated into an eyewear device. The holes direct air or gas to create an air or gas curtain across the surface of the lens of an eyewear device. The device may have a air or gas pump for directing air into and out of the pathway. The air curtain pushes any debris away from the lens towards the ground and preventing the accumulation of debris on the lens thereby preventing the obstruction of a user's visual field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Kelly Tippett
  • Publication number: 20090151037
    Abstract: The invention discloses sponge coated with vinyl on the surface of the sponge as used in connection with eyewear for use in sports and the like; and more particularly to eyewear that utilizes inner removable sealing member, commonly referred as cup, that incorporates sponge coated with vinyl on the surface of the sponge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Roger Wen Yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 7527372
    Abstract: The present invention provides glasses having side shields, which include glasses bodies and side shields, each of the glasses bodies having a double hinged structure by means of a hinged portion and an elastically hinged portion formed at each of temples, each of the side shields having a movement space formed in such a way that one side of the side shield is inclined outwardly, thereby enhancing a feeling of wearing, preventing a change in shape of the temples when the temples are spread outwardly by an external force, and restoring the temples to their original positions in safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Frame-Tec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Mo Jung
  • Patent number: 7526813
    Abstract: Goggles include a goggle body, a frame of the goggle body with a face-side surface, and a cushion member attached to the face-side surface. The cushion member has a shape extending along all or almost all around area on the face-side surface of the frame and is detachable from the frame. The cushion member is readily attachable, removable and replaceable, and further suitable for washing. A come-off prevention member is provided on the frame or the cushion member that gives a reliable attachment between the frame and the cushion member and prevents unwanted coming off or shifting in position of the cushion member. Also, the cushion member has an outer cover that gives reliable airtightness to the goggles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Tominaga, Noriaki Atake, Naoya Aoyama
  • Patent number: 7517082
    Abstract: An eyeglass assembly includes a frame unit having two spaced-apart non-looped frame strips and a first bridge interconnecting inner ends of the frame strips, two temples connected pivotally and respectively to the frame strips, an eyeglass unit attached pivotally to the frame unit and having two spaced-apart lens members and a second bridge interconnecting the lens members, and a hinge unit disposed between the frame unit and the eyeglass unit for pivoting the eyeglass unit to the frame unit so that the eyeglass unit is pivotable relative to the frame unit between an in-use position and a non-use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Inventor: Yung-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 7494218
    Abstract: Adjustable spectacles article and protection method include a novel adjustable spectacle kit positioned in the interior surface of a self contained breathing mask. In one aspect, the breathing mask covers a full face of a wearer and includes a face plate permitting a wearer to view a space outside the mask. The adjustable spectacle kit includes a bracket attached to the interior surface of the mask, a lug attached to the bracket, and spectacles connected with the lug. In one aspect, the bracket defines a slot for holding the lug. In one aspect, the slot is elongated in an anteroposterior direction. In one aspect, a resilient elastomeric grommet is inserted in the slot, and the grommet frictionally engages the lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: John R. Rotella
  • Publication number: 20080301846
    Abstract: Herein described is an adjustable protective panel for the face, attachable to the left and right shafts of any eyewear. Said adjustable panels are shaped to shield across the left and right cheeks of the wearer. Such said adjustable panels attach to the left and right support shafts of typical eyewear. The panel may have from a pair to pluralities of fasteners to attach to the shaft of eyewear and fastening mechanisms may be varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Yong Chu K. Brillouet
  • Publication number: 20080078006
    Abstract: A side shield includes a front wall, an interior side wall, and an exterior side wall. The front wall generally overlaps with at least a portion of eyeglasses when in as worn orientation. The exterior side wall extends rearward from the front wall. The interior side wall is attached to the exterior side wall to define a channel between the exterior side wall and the interior side wall. The front wall, the exterior side wall and the interior side wall may be of a unitary construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventor: Fu-Chia Lin