Eye Shields (e.g., Hoodwinks Or Blinds, Etc.) Patents (Class 2/15)
  • Patent number: 10413010
    Abstract: A helmet has a helmet shell and a visor pivotally connected to the helmet shell. The helmet further has an electrical device attached to the visor. First and second helmet electrical contacts are attached at both sides of the helmet and are adapted for electrically connecting to an electrical power source. First and second visor electrical contacts are attached to each side of the visor and are electrically connected to the electrical device. The first and second visor electrical contacts are pivotally connected to the helmet shell about first and second pivot axes passing through the first and second helmet electrical contacts respectively. The first and second visor electrical contacts are in contact with the first and second helmet electrical contacts respectively, at all positions of the pivoting visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Dutour, Jerome Demers, Antoine Tazbaz
  • Patent number: 10406035
    Abstract: A sleep mask having a mask body with a central portion formed between two extension portions; an ear loop extending from each of the extension portions, wherein each ear loop is attached or coupled to the extension portion proximate terminal ends of the ear loop; and a scent diffusing area formed within each of the extension portions, wherein each of the scent diffusing areas is capable of being at least partially infused with an aroma compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Susan A. Scott
  • Patent number: 10383769
    Abstract: An eye cover includes ear plugs integrated into the head strap to transmit audio signals. The audio portion of the device is battery-operated and preprogrammed with a variety of sounds traditionally considered emotionally soothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Juanita Miller
  • Patent number: 10314359
    Abstract: A visor (26) for a helmet (22) comprises: an air delivery element (34) for delivering air to a surface of the visor (26). The air delivery element (34) comprises: at least one inlet (28) for receiving air from an air source (30); and a plurality of outlets (44) through which air is transportable to the surface of the visor (26). The visor (26) may also include a ridge (84) formed adjacent to the plurality of outlets (44) for creating a Coanda effect in air passing through the plurality of outlets (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: R.V. TECHNOLOGY LLP
    Inventors: John Richardson, Nicholas Vikentiou
  • Patent number: 10285862
    Abstract: A sleep mask apparatus for use over a user's eyes. The sleep mask apparatus includes an opaque element having an inner surface and an opposing outer surface. The opaque element is sized and configured to extend across both of the user's eyes to mitigate the passage of light toward the user's eyes with the inner surface facing the user and the outer surface facing away from the user. A support element is coupled to the opaque element and includes a first support surface and an opposing second support surface. The inner surface of the opaque element is offset from the first support surface. The support element defines a peripheral margin extending around the opaque element, with the first support surface having an adhesive applied thereto at the peripheral margin to facilitate adhering of the support element to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: RADICLES, INC.
    Inventor: Ajit Belliappa
  • Patent number: 10183230
    Abstract: To entertain viewers more by adopting motions different from the conventional ones, there is provided an eyeglasses toy having an eyeglasses frame comprising a rim member and temple members, eyeball members fixed to the rim member and comprising spherical surface portions which project forwards from the rim member, rotational eyelid members which are provided rotatably so as to cover and expose the spherical surface portions of the eyeball members, biasing members which bias the rotational eyelid members in a direction in which the rotational eyelid members expose the spherical surface portions of the eyeball members, and operating members or strings which rotate the rotational eyelid members in a direction in which the rotational eyelid members cover the spherical surface portions of the eyeball members against biasing forces of the biasing members, wherein the strings have a chin locked portion which is locked on the chin of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Genie Toys plc
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Patent number: 9808375
    Abstract: Power saving method providing a burst of power for defogging an eye-shield apparatus with a thin-film heater, comprising: activating the heater from an off power level to an on-demand mode or from a preliminary intermediate power level during an active-on mode to a max power level and continuing heating for a predetermined first period of time, automatically reducing power after the first period of time and sustaining the lesser power for a second predetermined period of time, after which program control automatically turns off the heater, or automatically reduces the heat back to the preliminary intermediate power level depending upon the initial state of the heater upon activating the burst of power, whether on or off. The method may be repeated as often as necessary from off level in the on-demand mode, or from within a continuous active-on mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Abominable Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Jack C. Cornelius, Vincent O'Malley
  • Patent number: 9629435
    Abstract: A headgear device having a hair wrap component for maintaining at least a portion of a user's hair in a desired position, an eye mask component for covering a user's eyes, the eye mask component being movable from a lowered position for covering a user's eyes to a raised position for not covering a user's eyes, and a light component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Antonio Anderson
  • Patent number: 9579014
    Abstract: The otoscope comprises a head portion (11) including a through-hole (24) extending continuously from a proximal end to a distal end along a viewing path and a speculum receptacle (14) tapering towards the distal end and surrounding the through-hole (24), wherein a speculum (50) is attachable to the speculum receptacle (14). Lens means (26) including at least one lens (36) is configured to be movable from a viewing position, in which the lens (36) is arranged in the viewing path, to a clearance position, in which the lens (36) is arranged outside the viewing path. In the viewing position of the lens means (26) the lens (36) is arranged inside the through-hole (24) far enough for the distance between the lens (36) and the distal end (52) of an attached speculum (50) to be smaller than the focal length (F) of the lens (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Heine Optotechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Eder, Oliver Heine, Roman Raab
  • Patent number: 9572718
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CABEAU, INC.
    Inventor: David Bret Sternlight
  • Patent number: 9551882
    Abstract: A head treatment device comprises a frame mountable on the head of a user, wherein the frame has at least one treatment area that will generally not obstruct the vision of the user when wearing the frame. The frame defines a vision area around at least one eye of the user when the user is wearing the device such that the user can see through the vision area. The device further comprises a treatment mechanism attachable to the treatment area of the frame, wherein the treatment mechanism extends between the face of the user of the device and the frame. A mounting device is associated with the treatment mechanism to connect the treatment mechanism to the treatment area of the frame, wherein the head treatment device is used to treat the head of the user through association of the head of the user with the treatment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Alison Read, David Schneider
  • Patent number: 9402434
    Abstract: This invention provides a helmet shield attaching mechanism capable of relatively easily and relatively accurately performing an adjustment operation for satisfactorily bringing the inner surface of a shield in a substantially fully-closed state into close contact with the window opening rim portion of a head protecting body. The holding position of stopped means of a movable base member, whose position is held by stopper means of a stationary base member in an at least substantially fully-closed state of the shield, can be selected from one of a plurality of portions of the movable base member substantially in the back-and-forth direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SHOEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiji Isobe
  • Patent number: 9186276
    Abstract: A support mask apparatus secured to a head of a user and a supporting structure to enhance sleep quality by supporting the head in a stationary and neutral position is provided. The support mask includes an opaque protective member placed over eyes of the user, an elastic strap with a first end coupled to a left edge of the protective member and a second end coupled to a right edge of the protective member, the elastic strap able to be secured around the head of the user, a flexible cord with a first end coupled to the left edge of the protective member and a second end coupled to the right edge of the protective member, and an adjustment mechanism operably connected to the flexible cord. The adjustment mechanism enables the user to securely fasten the flexible cord around the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Parziale
  • Patent number: 9144518
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a gauze layer comprising a gauze material, a first area, a gauze first side and a gauze second side. The gauze first side is configured to at least contact and cover a user's eyelid area where the gauze material mitigates irritation of the user's skin. A paper layer comprises a paper material, a paper first side and a paper second side. The paper first side comprises an adhesive area being configured to extend beyond the first area for removably joining to the user's skin. A tape layer comprises an opaque flexible material, a third area, a tape first side and a tape second side. The tape first side comprises an adhesive. The third area is at least as large as the first area. The gauze layer, the paper layer and the tape layer are combined to form a sleep mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Radicles, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajit Belliappa
  • Patent number: 9144513
    Abstract: A stye treatment device for concurrent application of temperature and moisture to a stye. The device features a moisture component positioned in a central cavity formed in a sealing edge extending from the rear surface of an eyecup. A temperature component is positioned in the cavity rearward of the moisture component in a position to contact a stye when the device is biased by a strap to the face of the user. The device, when worn by the user, may impart either heat or cold temperature treatments and humidity or moisture treatment concurrently. Excessive pressure against the user's stye and eye is prevented by forming the moisture component of material adapted to collapse should the temperature component contact the face of the user under too much pressure which might otherwise cause pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Suzanne Paulson
  • Patent number: 9032548
    Abstract: In this invention, a visor is configured to be inserted into a slit of a movable plate. One of an engaging projecting portion and an engaging concave portion is provided on the visor, and the other is provided on the movable plate. When the visor pivots in a first direction about the engaging projecting portion, a concave corner portion of the visor comes into contact with a first position regulating portion of the movable plate, thereby impeding the pivotal movement of the visor. When the visor pivots in a second direction, the outer wall surface of the visor comes into contact with wall portions of the movable plate, thereby impeding the pivotal movement of the visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Shoei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiji Isobe
  • Patent number: 8966662
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a gauze layer comprising a gauze material, a first area, a gauze first side and a gauze second side. The gauze first side is configured to at least contact and cover a user's eyelid area where the gauze material mitigates irritation of the user's skin. A paper layer comprises a paper material, a paper first side and a paper second side. The paper first side comprises an adhesive area being configured to extend beyond the first area for removably joining to the user's skin. A tape layer comprises an opaque flexible material, a third area, a tape first side and a tape second side. The tape first side comprises an adhesive. The third area is at least as large as the first area. The gauze layer, the paper layer and the tape layer are combined to form a sleep mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Ajit Belliappa
  • Patent number: 8918912
    Abstract: There is provided a helmet including a shield having inner coupling holes at both ends thereof and fitted and coupled to an assembly coupling hole of a shield coupling assembly provided at a helmet main body and a front opening configured to be opened and closed by the shield. The helmet includes: a lock supporting member fixed to the helmet main body; and a locker including a shield mounting portion fixed to the shield, a coupling shaft coupled to be rotated with the shield mounting portion at an end of the locker, and a locker hooking part coupled to or decoupled from the lock supporting member at the other end of the locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: HJC Corp.
    Inventor: Bom Shik Cho
  • Publication number: 20140311512
    Abstract: A method and article of manufacture for reducing facial wrinkles, namely sleep lines, formed during sleep. The article is formed having an inner and outer surface wherein each surface has higher or lower friction coefficients relative to one another. The higher friction coefficient inner surface holds the article in place against the skin and the lower friction coefficient outer surface facilitates movement of the face relative to the bedding during sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Victor Owoc
  • Publication number: 20140259254
    Abstract: A visor for use in combination with a helmet comprising a shield and locking elements, such as snaps. The shield and locking elements are secured to an elongated rod or bar. The locking elements secure the visor to a helmet such that the visor can prevent sunlight from entering the helmet wearer's field of vision when the visor shield is in the down position. The shield can be easily lifted by the user to pivot the shield into a raised position that brings the shield out of the helmet wearer's field of vision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Robert William King
  • Publication number: 20140259253
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting the face, head, and neck of a user against hazards including an eye protector with a lower area and an upper area for protecting the eye area of a user from hazards and a face protector having at least one fastener for removably attaching the upper edge area of the face protector to the lower edge area of an eye protector. The fastener sealably fastens the area between the face protector and the eye protector so that the face area and the eye area are protected from hazards. Other configurations may be used to protect other areas of the user's body and the fasteners may be magnetic, hook and look or any other suitable type of fastener. The eye protector may also be configured with a removeably attachable lens and the one or more removably attachable light emitters positioned on the outwardly facing surface of said face protector may also be used. Systems and methods of using the apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Leisher Michael Jacob, Paul Ray Clark, Scott Richard Morgans
  • Publication number: 20140250556
    Abstract: The invention provides an eye patch (2). The eye patch comprises a concave section (4), which, in use, is adapted to cover a subject's eye. The eye patch comprises a peripheral edge (6) extending around at least a portion of the concave section and comprising an adhesive (12), which, in use, is adapted to secure the eye patch to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Musarat Eliza Awan
  • Patent number: 8797236
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Servore Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Woon Su Seo
  • Patent number: 8794242
    Abstract: The infant eye guard apparatus has an elasticized lateral band to which is permanently adjoined one end of the elasticized cranial band. The T-member of the cranial band is selectively affixed to the interior of the lateral band posterior. The selectively affixed eye guard is typically worn partially below the lateral band. The cranial band can be worn from anterior to posterior on an infant's head, or side-to-side and the eye guard selectively fitted to the lateral band interior lateral loop. The lateral band is adjustable via elasticizing and also via the cut line by which the lateral band can be divided and adjustably fitted with the T-member of the cranial band. The cranial band prevents any downward slip of the lateral band. The orbitals of the eye guard fully cover and surround the exterior of an infant's eye, thereby ensuring no light invasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Christine Kroening
  • Publication number: 20140182039
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a gauze layer comprising a gauze material, a first area, a gauze first side and a gauze second side. The gauze first side is configured to at least contact and cover a user's eyelid area where the gauze material mitigates irritation of the user's skin. A paper layer comprises a paper material, a paper first side and a paper second side. The paper first side comprises an adhesive area being configured to extend beyond the first area for removably joining to the user's skin. A tape layer comprises an opaque flexible material, a third area, a tape first side and a tape second side. The tape first side comprises an adhesive. The third area is at least as large as the first area. The gauze layer, the paper layer and the tape layer are combined to form a sleep mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Ajit Belliappa
  • Patent number: 8745763
    Abstract: There is provided a helmet including a shield having inner coupling holes at both ends thereof and fitted and coupled to an assembly coupling hole of a shield coupling assembly provided at a helmet main body and a front opening configured to be opened and closed by the shield. The helmet includes: a lock supporting member fixed to the helmet main body; and a locker including a shield mounting portion fixed to the shield, a coupling shaft coupled to be rotated with the shield mounting portion at an end of the locker, and a locker hooking part coupled to or decoupled from the lock supporting member at the other end of the locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: HJC Corp.
    Inventor: Bom Shik Cho
  • Publication number: 20140150155
    Abstract: An eye cover particularly adapted to hold a slice of fruit or other treatment against the eyelid and face during a health and beauty treatment. The device comprises an adjustable headband that secures a pair eyepieces over the eye sockets. The eyepieces are connected over the center of the face at a bridge. Variations of the device include a rim to hold the fruit on and a rim-less design. Optional graphics are provided to customize the look of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Cecil Sessions
  • Patent number: 8733366
    Abstract: The medical protective cover includes a semi-ovoid shell configured to cover a wound or intravenous site. The shell is attached to a patient's limb or extremity by a pair of adhesive tabs extending from longitudinal ends of the shell and a plurality of adjustable straps extending laterally from the shell. A plurality of ventilation holes longitudinally extend along lateral edges of the shell to allow passage of air for keeping the covered area dry. Each longitudinal end of the shell includes a pair of tubing ports to facilitate mounting and passage of IV infusion tubing to an IV catheter or cannula. The top of the shell also includes a selectively opened slot that permits passage of a needle for the administration or withdrawal of fluids through an access port of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Abdullah Mohammad A Al Otaibi
  • 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: 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: 8677517
    Abstract: A visor mounting apparatus for mounting a face shield to a helmet includes end portions mounted to the helmet and connecting ends of the shield to the helmet and a front attachment between the helmet and the shield comprising a mounting portion for attaching to the shield and an engagement portion having a tapered slot configured for clasping a brim of the helmet. In another embodiment the front attachment is a gasket that extends for the entire width of the shield and seals against liquid entering between the shield and the helmet. The face shield can have a varying thickness profile to correct for optical aberrations, the thickness profile taken from a center toward one lateral end that has a first region that sinusoidally decreases, and then an adjacent second region that sinusoidally increases to a third region adjacent the second region that sinusoidally decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Revision Military Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Morency, Pierre Vallée, Stéphane Lebel, Dominique Croteau
  • Patent number: 8671949
    Abstract: A headgear-earwear assembly and a method of assembling the same. The headgear-earwear assembly can include an earwear and a headgear adapted to be coupled together. The earwear can include an elongated member, such as a cord, having a length, and an earpiece coupled to the elongated member. The headgear can include a major surface and a channel oriented substantially along the major surface of the headgear. The channel can be configured to removably house at least a portion of the length of the elongated member. The method can include positioning at least a portion of the elongated member in the channel, such that at least a portion of the length of the elongated member is removably housed in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Glenn D. Oshima, Yuichi Ogawa, Hiroshi Shimatani
  • Publication number: 20140068827
    Abstract: A portable eye protection system and method is disclosed. The eye protection system includes a dispensing case and substantially flat eyewear articles received therein. The eyewear articles include at least one eye cover and a backing. The eye cover can be shifted into an eye-covering configuration to protect a user's eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Christine K. Hogan
  • Patent number: 8667612
    Abstract: The invention relates to an eye protection cap to protect an eye of a person to be treated against electromagnetic radiation, in particular against laser radiation. The eye protection cap comprises a dimensionally stable shaped body, which has a free edge for adjacent arrangement in relation to the person to be treated, limits a hollow shaped body interior, is formed from a silicone material and has a self-holding region for independent holding on the person to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Laservision GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Fröhlich, Peter Bura
  • Publication number: 20140059731
    Abstract: A novelty headgear apparatus made from a formed, three-dimensional paperboard box is presented. The inventive apparatus, and method for making same, comprises the use of guides applied to a formed, three-dimensional paperboard box in any headgear configuration selected by a producer. The user thereafter tears or cuts along the guides to reveal the selected headgear. Multiple pieces and indicia may also be applied or enabled in the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jarrod Schackmuth, Ronald Johnson, JR.
  • Patent number: 8656521
    Abstract: A cover is provided that is comprised of a fabric panel and two members or mechanisms that selectively connect to the strap of a goggle device. The panel is made of a lens-safe, flexible, and resilient material which allows it to fit most size goggles. Further, top and bottom panels may have elastic inner edges, which help the cover to contour to the shape of the goggle. In addition, a lens cleaning cloth is interconnected to the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: JB Creations LLC
    Inventors: Jenna A. McCrory, E. Brooks Detchon
  • Patent number: 8631512
    Abstract: An eye protector (16) is provided for mounting to a protective helmet (10) of the type worn by a firefighter or other emergency worker. The protective helmet (10) has a brim (14), and the eye protector (16) includes a bracket (20) mounted to the brim (14), an eye shield (18) movable between a storage position extending along the brim (14) and a usage position extending downward from the brim (14) to shield the eye of a wearer, a hinge (22) to connect the eye shield (18) to the mount bracket (20) for movement between the storage and usage positions, a spring (36) engaged with the eye shield (18) and the mount bracket (20) to resist movement of the eye shield (18) from the storage position and from the usage position, and at least one torsion member (38,50) engaged with the eye shield (18) at a location spaced from the spring (36). The at least one torsion member (38,50) applies a force to the eye shield (18) that urges the eye shield (18) toward the brim (14) in the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Stachler, William L. Grilliot, Gary Cunagin
  • Patent number: 8621664
    Abstract: A combination headgear assembly and protective eyewear system includes protective eyewear that attaches to a headgear assembly via magnetic connectors. The headgear assembly includes an adjustable headrest with first and second ends. The first end connects to a first spherical capsule having a first side wall, and the second end connects to a second spherical capsule having a second side wall. The protective eyewear includes a vision blade with a first end attaching via a first finger to a first telescoping member while a second end attaches via a second finger to a second telescoping member. A first magnetic connector is positioned between the first telescoping member and the first side wall of the first spherical capsule, and a second magnetic connector is positioned between the first telescoping member and the second side wall of the second spherical capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Scott Peebles
  • Patent number: 8590539
    Abstract: A headgear-earwear assembly and a method of assembling the same. The headgear-earwear assembly can include an earwear and a headgear adapted to be coupled together. The earwear can include an elongated member, such as a cord, and an earpiece coupled to the elongated member. The headgear can include a major surface and a channel oriented substantially along the major surface of the headgear. The channel can be configured to removably house at least a portion of the length of the elongated member. The headgear can further include an aperture positioned adjacent the channel and open to the channel. The aperture can include an undulating shape along at least a portion of its length. The method can include positioning at least a portion of the elongated member in the channel, such that at least a portion of the length of the elongated member is removably housed in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Laurent Froissard
  • Patent number: 8566962
    Abstract: Eye-shield condensation preventing system comprising an eye shield adapted for protecting a user's eyes and adapted for defining at least a partially enclosed space between the user's eyes and the eye shield, a power source, a pulse-width modulator preferably comprised of a microcomputer, switching means, preferably comprised of a MOSFET device, that is responsive to the pulse-width modulator, a preferably indium-tin-oxide (ITO) heating element on the eye shield, and a circuit interconnecting the power source, the pulse-width modulator, the switching means and the heating element for controlling heating of the eye shield. In one embodiment the eye shield is divided into a plurality of heating regions. A current adjustment means, sensors, and optionally user-selectable profiles are employed to allow heating adjustment or automated anti-fog capability and variable condition adaptability of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Jack C. Cornelius
  • Patent number: 8555424
    Abstract: A helmet comprises a shell, a visor, a face seal, a biasing means and two guiding mechanisms. The two guiding mechanisms, each located on a different side of the shell, connect the visor to the shell. Under a bias of the biasing means, the guiding mechanisms are operative to guide the visor along a pre-determined trajectory defined by the geometry of the guiding mechanisms. Each one of the two guiding mechanisms is further provided with a guiding track arrangement which comprises a first track portion and a second track portion. The first slider slidingly engages the first track portion while the second slider slidingly engages the second track portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Danny Higgins
  • Publication number: 20130255697
    Abstract: A protective mask for use with a CPAP system is disclosed. The protective mask aligns with a user's eye area to protect a user's eyes from any flow of air which may escape the air-delivery mask of the CPAP system. The composition of the protective mask is such that it is impermeable to air on one side and has a soft and non-irritating surface on the other side. The protective mask is preferably adjustable to accommodate various sized users and may include ear protectors to help facilitate uninterrupted sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Barbara S. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130212765
    Abstract: Eye-shield condensation preventing system comprising an eye shield adapted for protecting a user's eyes and adapted for defining at least a partially enclosed space between the user's eyes and the eye shield, a power source, a pulse-width modulator preferably comprised of a microcomputer, switching means, preferably comprised of a MOSFET device, that is responsive to the pulse-width modulator, a preferably indium-tin-oxide (ITO) heating element on the eye shield, and a circuit interconnecting the power source, the pulse-width modulator, the switching means and the heating element for controlling heating of the eye shield. In one embodiment the eye shield is divided into a plurality of heating regions. A current adjustment means, sensors, and optionally user-selectable profiles are employed to allow heating adjustment or automated anti-fog capability and variable condition adaptability of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: JACK CORNELIUS
  • 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: 8458812
    Abstract: A protective face mask includes an eye-protecting shield made essentially from a plastics material. The eye-protecting shield is dimensioned to cover at least the eye portions of a human wearer. The eye-protecting shield has a perimeter defining a first surface facing the wearer's face, and a second surface facing away from the wearer's face. An adhesive forms an adhesive strip attached to the first surface of the eye-protecting shield for providing a substantially watertight and releasable sealing engagement between at least a portion of the perimeter forming an upper edge of the face mask and at least a portion of the skin of the wearer's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Kreaps APS
    Inventor: Helle Kayerod
  • Patent number: 8453262
    Abstract: A respirator apparatus including an improved helmet or headgear construction with a unique shield including a protective lens and cuff attachment therefor. The protective lens is a thin clear plastic sheet designed to be used as a lens with a (PAPR) respirator and the cuff is an attached fabric or similar material designed to form a facial seal around the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Pabban Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Green
  • Publication number: 20130117899
    Abstract: This invention describes a slip-over sleep mask, having a tubular-shaped body consisting of a soft cloth or fabric material, which is to be used to effectively block out any light from entering a person's eyes while sleeping. The sleep mask is to be slipped over and worn around a person's head, as one piece, covering the eyes and ears. Permanently attached to the inside lower frontal portion of said tubular-shaped body is a separate ruffled or pleated piece of soft cloth or fabric material. This attached material fills in any gaps of space that exist in the areas between the eyes and nose of a person's face which would otherwise allow for any unwanted light to enter inward. The one piece, slip-over design of the sleep mask stretches and clings naturally to a person's face, thus preventing any movement or shifting of itself during sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Alexander Valentino
  • Publication number: 20130104274
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides compact portable head supporting devices that secure a user's head in a position sufficient to enhance the user's comfort in a seated position. The head supporting device comprises a first member configured to be at least partially sandwiched between a user and a seat and a support apparatus coupled to the first member and configured to secure a head of the user relative to the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: IPNOS TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: IPNOS TECHNOLOGIES LLC
  • Publication number: 20130047310
    Abstract: A combination headgear assembly and protective eyewear system includes protective eyewear that attaches to a headgear assembly via magnetic connectors. The headgear assembly includes an adjustable headrest with first and second ends. The first end connects to a first spherical capsule having a first side wall, and the second end connects to a second spherical capsule having a second side wall. The protective eyewear includes a vision blade with a first end attaching via a first finger to a first telescoping member while a second end attaches via a second finger to a second telescoping member. A first magnetic connector is positioned between the first telescoping member and the first side wall of the first spherical capsule, and a second magnetic connector is positioned between the first telescoping member and the second side wall of the second spherical capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Donald Scott Peebles
  • Patent number: 8359673
    Abstract: A swimming goggle having connector members which are formed by a material which is flexible, elastically deformable and has rigidity as well as hardness higher than those of the head strap where each of the eye cups is formed on its laterally outer portion with a sloped guide depression and a stopper extending in the vertical direction so as to straddle the guide depression, and the connector member has a front end segment adapted to be connected the eye cup and a rear end segment adapted to be connected with the head strap wherein the front end segment is formed with a latching detent adapted to be engaged with the stopper while the rear end segment is formed with an insertion hole through which the head strap is inserted so that the connector member is inserted with its rear end segment ahead into a gap between the guide depression and the stopper until the latching detent is engaged with the stopper to connect the connector member to the eye cup in a detachable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Tabata Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunji Fukasawa