With Seal For Face Patents (Class 2/428)
  • Patent number: 10732433
    Abstract: Eyewear in the form of a pair of lenses and a pair of frame halves, each frame half supporting a lens. The frame halves are releasably connected to one another at the bridge between the lenses at their inner ends and the frame halves have frame half outer ends on opposite sides of said lenses from the bridge. The eyewear also includes first and second temples having temple first ends and temple second ends, the temple first ends being pivotally connected to the frame halves outer ends, each temple including a channel. The eyewear also includes a flexible strap having first and second flexible strap ends, to which are affixed first and second sliders, each slider affixed to one end of the flexible strap at the first and second flexible strap ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Clic Goggles, Inc.
    Inventor: Massimo Maglione
  • Patent number: 10722422
    Abstract: A visual acuity (VA) training device includes a guiding unit, an eye-movement sensor, and a controller. The guiding unit is configured to guide an eyeball to move towards multiple predetermined positions. The eye-movement sensor is configured to obtain multiple eye-movement signals according to movement of the eyeball. The controller obtains multiple eyeball muscle parameters according to the eye-movement signals, and the controller controls the guiding unit according to the eyeball muscle parameters, so as to adjust the predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Shun-Yuan Chien
  • Patent number: 10617371
    Abstract: The present invention relates to goggles, in particular radiation protection goggles, for receiving at least one radiation protection material which protects the eyes of a patient from radiation being harmful to the eyes, in particular ?-radiation and/or x-ray radiation and/or gamma radiation. The goggles comprise: two goggle frames, each having a continuously circumferential side wall structure completely enclosing an area around the respective eye of the patient, a length-adjustable connection element between the two goggle frames in the area of the patient's nose in order to change the distance between the two goggle frames relative to one another, and at least one length-adjustable holding element for fixing the two goggle frames at the patient's head. The side wall structures are configured for receiving at least one radiation protection material substantially completely around its circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAVIG GMBH
    Inventors: Barbara Ballsieper, Martin Schmid
  • Patent number: 10610001
    Abstract: A mask device for facial skin care includes: an outer mask, which is formed to be spaced apart from a user's face at a predetermined interval, has a size to cover the whole face, and includes first and second eye protection holes located around the eyes and slots respectively formed at a left end portion and a right end portion; an LED module, and to which a control line receiving electric power connected to the controller of the outside and a control signal is connected; an inner mask, which is located outside the LED module, has a size to cover the hole face; and an eye protection member whose one end is combined to the first and second eye protection holes of the inner mask and the other end protrudes to come into contact with the user's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Jong-Chen Kim
  • Patent number: 10576333
    Abstract: A swimming goggle structure comprises a left frame, a right frame, a connection element, two protection pads, and two packing frames. Each of the two protection pads has a circular body and the circular body is arranged with a face contact circumference, characterized in that the two packing frames can assemble the left frame, the right frame and two protection pads as a firm structure, and that the left(right) frame has an inclined guide surface for convenience in disassembly of the packing frames from the left(right) frame, and that a connection base of the left(right) frame has a connection hole of trumpet-like shape, so that two connection pillars of the connection element is designed with incorporation of a truncated guide surface which allows the connection element to be assembled and disassembled in a convenience way. Besides, such a structural also provides the wearer with more component options during assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Patent number: 10493325
    Abstract: A swimming goggle structure comprises a left frame, a right frame and a connection element formed therebetween. The left frame and the right frame respectively have an inner peripheral face, an outer peripheral face, a lens, a protection pad and a head strap base. The protection pad has a connecting circumference and a face contact circumference, and the connecting circumference is secured to the inner peripheral face of the left (right) frame, characterized in that: the left frame and the right frame are respectively arranged with a first buffer member. The first buffer member is located between the inner peripheral face and the outer peripheral face and close to a lower side of the connection element, and comprises a plurality of compartments. Each of the plurality of compartments has an opening which provides a flexible support to absorb the impact that acts on the wearer's nose bridge from several directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Patent number: 10449316
    Abstract: A patient interface device that overcomes the shortcomings of conventional patient interface devices is provided. One embodiment of the patient interface device provides a cushion for a patient interface device that includes a first end portion structured to contact a portion of a patient's face. The first end portion includes an inner, first surface, an outer, second surface and at least one pocket disposed between the first end portion first surface and the first end portion second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Robert William Baiko, Lauren Patricia Chodkowski, Peter Chi Fai Ho
  • Patent number: 10437076
    Abstract: Provided is a pair of goggles with replaceable lenses, including a main frame body, at least one lens, a secondary frame body, a soft frame body and at least one fastener. The at least one fastener is pivoted when the at least one lens is replaced. The main frame body and the secondary frame body are separated such that the at least one lens is removed. Moreover, when the at least one lens is assembled, the main frame body and the secondary frame body are respectively provided with a pair of grooves, the pair of grooves holds and fix the soft frame body, and the main frame body and the secondary frame body are held by the at least one fastener so that the at least one lens is fixed inside the soft frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Lin Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 10232135
    Abstract: A patient interface includes a frame, an inflatable seal, and a deformable insert. The frame includes an outer portion, an inner portion, and an opening extending therebetween. The inflatable seal is secured to the inner portion of the frame. The inflatable seal defines an internal volume and has at least one aperture. The deformable insert includes an outer surface, an inner surface and a passageway extending therebetween. The deformable insert is positioned within the internal volume of the seal and aligned with at least a portion of the frame inner portion. The passageway is aligned with the frame opening to define a gas flow path from the frame outer portion to the at least one aperture of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Silas Sao Jin Siew, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Wen Dong Huang
  • Patent number: 10206819
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a swimming goggle swimming goggle cushion pad in contact with a wearer's face around the eye socket, comprising: a connection frame defined with an inner peripheral face and an outer peripheral face, a circumferential fitting groove mounted between the inner peripheral face and the outer peripheral face to receive a circumference of the swimming goggle frame; a face contact portion extending along the inner peripheral face of the connection frame and defined with an outer ring surface and an inner ring surface; a buffer unit disposed between the inner peripheral face of the connection frame and the outer ring surface of the face contact portion; wherein the buffer unit provides the face contact portion with support and restoring forces against a deformation stress produced between the cushion pad and the wearer's face when worn, to ensure a comfortable engagement with the wearer's face skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Patent number: 9770628
    Abstract: A waterproof goggle is provided and includes a frame structure, a lens set and a waterproof leaning structure. The lens set is disposed in the frame structure and the waterproof leaning structure is waterproofly connected to the frame structure. The waterproof leaning structure includes an outer surface, an inner surface, several protrusions and several recesses; the outer surface is opposite to the inner surface, and the protrusions and recesses are alternately disposed on the outer surface; the protrusions are curvedly extended along a longitudinal direction from a front edge to a rear edge of the outer surface, and widths of each of the protrusions are varied along the longitudinal direction. Therefore, the leaning structure can be more easily stretched to fit different users' faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: QBAS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Cheng Shiue
  • Patent number: 9744384
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a self contained breathing apparatus mask including a visor, a wireless communication device configured to receive information, and a display connected to the wireless communication device and configured to display the received information to a user wearing the mask. The display may be positioned on the breathing apparatus mask such that the user may simultaneously see the display and look through the visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 9663204
    Abstract: A swimming mask including an elastic skirt of which a rear peripheral region is partially provided with regions having an elastic stretchability higher than that of the remaining regions to ensure the elastic skirt to be kept in close contact with the wearer's facial surface. A rear peripheral portion 19 of an elastic skirt 13 includes an upper covering region 25, a lower covering region 26 and lateral covering regions 27, 28 wherein at least one of the upper covering region 25 and the lateral covering regions 27, 28 is formed with a pair of high elastically stretchable regions 31, 32, 33, 34 adapted to be more easily elastically stretched and contracted in a circumferential direction than a remaining region in the rear peripheral portion 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: TABATA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Kuroda
  • Patent number: 9561401
    Abstract: A monofin, for use in swimming, includes a fin shaped like a whale tail, wherein the fin further includes a leading edge and a trailing edge. At least one corrugation is formed in the fin, wherein the at least one corrugation is parallel to a portion of the leading edge. At least one foot pocket assembly may be removably coupled to the fin. The at least one foot pocket assembly includes a foot pocket cover formed to removably couple around a portion of the fin. At least one foot opening is formed in the foot pocket cover and at least one cuff surrounds the at least one foot opening. At least one foot pocket is in communication with the at least one foot opening. The at least one cuff stretches to encompass an ankle of users of many sizes and holds the monofin on the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Jessica Wiseman
  • Patent number: 9427627
    Abstract: Swimming/diving goggles includes a main body with a head strap coupling portion. An attachment portion is formed on an end of a head strap. A buckle includes two sidewalls defining a space. An eccentric axle extends between upper front portions of the sidewalls and engages with the attachment portion. Front and rear posts extend between the sidewalls and define a passage. The end of the head strap extends through a rear opening of the buckle into the space, extends through the passage, and is wound around to form a bend. The head strap includes an inner section and an outer section having the attachment portion. The head strap and the buckle are jointly movable. A tightening force acting on the inner section makes the inner section form another bend in the passage. The inner section presses against the front post and the rear post to position the head strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Terry Chou
  • Patent number: 9339184
    Abstract: A contact lens assembly has a central lens and a circumscribing flange, the lens having an eye contact surface shaped generally to a radius of curvature of a cornea of an eye. The flange comprises a sterile sponge-like liquid absorbent flexible material having a central aperture for fitting snugly about an outer circumference of the lens and extending radially outward therefrom. The flange may include an inner attachment ring for attachment to the outer circumference of the central contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Insight Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarek Shawky Hassan, K. Peter Luloh, Michael Annen
  • Patent number: 9180342
    Abstract: Swimming goggles include left and right frame bodies installed with lenses, a connecting element, and protective pads and head strap bases. The left and right frame bodies each has inner and outer peripheral faces. The protective pads each has a connecting portion having a connecting face and an abutting face. Lip portions are respectively formed along the inner peripheral faces of the left and right frame bodies. The connecting faces integrally encompass the lip portions. The abutting faces are inclined with respect to face portions corresponding to an area above the eye socket and adjacent to an eyebrow, a side portion of a nose bridge adjacent to lacrimal gland at an inner side portion of the eye socket, an area adjacent to an under-eye bag below the eye socket, and an outer eye corner with respect to an outer side portion of the eye socket adjacent to a temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: GLOBAL ESPRIT INC.
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Patent number: 8978168
    Abstract: A pair of swim goggles include a connecting frame being assembled with a left lens frame and a right lens frame and a head strap, characterized in that the left and the right lens frames respectively have a lens and a frame body, an upper side and a lower side of the frame body respectively provided with a track thereon, the connecting frame including a first rib and a second rib spaced apart from each other and respectively defining a connection part thereon for being detachably coupled with the respective track, whereby the left and the right lens frames are detachably and separately assembled with the respective first rib and second rib and therefore are slidable with respect to the first and the second ribs though the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Global Esprit Inc.
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Patent number: 8707472
    Abstract: A protective hood (18) of a protective garment (16) is provided for use with a face piece or mask (12) worn by a user. The hood (18) includes an outer shell (30) having a peripheral edge (20), and a gasket (22) that extends from the peripheral edge (20) to an interior of the hood (18) for sealing engagement with the face piece or mask (12) with the gasket (22) being covered by the outer shell (30) of the hood (18) when worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Stachler, William L. Grilliot, Michael Schubert
  • Publication number: 20140013494
    Abstract: A diving mask including at least one lens, a facepiece made of a soft and elastically yielding material, provided with at least a front positioning opening that positions the at least one lens, and a rear profiled element that rests on a user's face. Also included is a rigid frame that includes a first frame element and a second frame element anterior to the first frame element, fixed to one another such as to guarantee a seal between the facepiece and the lens. The front positioning opening of the facepiece can exhibit, along a perimeter edge thereof, a hollow positioning flange for the first frame element, the hollow positioning flange extending from an internal side of, and at least partially posteriorly to, the front positioning opening of the facepiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: CRESSI-SUB S.P.A.
    Inventor: Carlos Alberto Godoy
  • Patent number: 8407820
    Abstract: A buckle includes a base having a plate. A compartment is defined between upper and lower walls of the plate. A front end of a pressing board is engaged with a front end of the plate. A rear end of the pressing board includes a pressing face and two guiding faces. An operating button is received in the compartment and includes a resilient section having upper and lower buttons extending through slots in the upper and lower walls. The operating button can be pressed to cause two pressing surfaces of the resilient section to press against the guiding faces of the pressing board for moving the pressing board rearward relative to the base, disengaging the pressing face of the pressing board from the head strap to permit the head strap to move in a reverse direction for loosening the head strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Terry Chou
  • Publication number: 20130055489
    Abstract: A swimming/diving goggle structure is disclosed, which comprises a spectacle frame, a mask, two connecting elements and an elastic strap. At least one skirt portion of the mask surrounds at least one edge of the spectacle frame. The connecting elements are disposed on two sides of the spectacle frame respectively. Each of two ends of the elastic strap has a connecting portion. One of each connecting element and each connecting portion has at least one protrusion; the other has at least one hole for the at least one protrusion to pass therethrough and thereby, the connecting element and the connecting portion are connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Chih-Cheng SHIUE
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8307466
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Roger Wen Yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 8281417
    Abstract: A mask for aquatic activities, the mask comprising a relatively rigid frame carrying at least one transparent lens, and a flexible skirt joined with a perimeter of the frame. The mask also includes a strap for holding the mask against a user's head and buckles for adjusting the length of the strap. The buckles are joined with lateral sides of the frame by brackets extending from the lateral sides. The brackets are made of a selected flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Cressi-Sub SA
    Inventor: Carlos Alberto Godoy
  • Patent number: 8282234
    Abstract: A personal protection system for providing a sterile barrier around medical/surgical personnel. The system includes a helmet over which a hood or a toga suspended. Integral with the helmet is a ventilation fan. The helmet also includes a light assembly for illuminating the surgical field. The helmet includes a front nozzle from which air from the ventilation fan is discharged. The light assembly is mounted to the helmet and is located below the front nozzle. Air discharged from the front nozzle blows heat generated by the light assembly away from the light assembly. In some versions of the invention, the light assembly includes a control arm connected to the light assembly for pivoting the light assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian VanDerWoude, Marshall Proulx, Jacob C. Foor, Douglas Campbell, David H. Grulke
  • Publication number: 20120246810
    Abstract: A pair of swim goggles includes left and right frames having lenses therein, respectively, a bridge element connecting the left and right frames, and left and right sealing frames sealing around peripheral sides of the left and right frames and forming protection seals, respectively. Each of the protection seals has a substantially J shape in cross-section in any segment thereof. Strap apparatus disposed on outer sides of the left and right frames, respectively. The swim goggles are characterized in that buffer portions are provided between the protection seals and the left and right frames, respectively, so that the buffer portions and the protection seals capable of cooperatively absorbing an external impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Global Esprit Inc.
    Inventor: HERMAN CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8161578
    Abstract: A padding device includes a connecting portion for engaging with a body of a pair of swimming/diving goggles. The connecting portion includes a lateral wall extending between front and rear walls. An annular, outer wall extension extends rearward from the lateral wall. A front connecting wall extends from the outer wall extension. An annular, inner wall extension extends perpendicularly to and rearward from an inner edge of the rear wall. A bend extends outward from an inner end of the inner wall extension and has a rear connecting wall located behind the front connecting wall. A spacing portion is defined between the inner and outer wall extensions. The front and rear connecting walls are engaged with each other and seal the spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Terry Chou
  • Patent number: 8122521
    Abstract: Swimming goggles include a left frame, a right frame and a connecting member integrally shaped, a pair of lenses received in the left frame and the right frame, buckles assembled on outward sides of the left frame and the right frame, and a nose support. The lenses respectively have first latches beside outward sides of the left frame and the right frame, and second latches beside inward sides of the left frame and the right frame. The buckles form first embedding portions for mounting with the first latches of the lenses. The nose support forms second embedding portions for assembling with the second latches of the lenses. During manufacturing, the nose support, the buckles and the lenses are assembled together, and are then shaped with the left frame, the right frame and the connecting member when the left frame, the right frame and the connecting member are shaped integrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Patent number: 8065752
    Abstract: A diving face mask including a pair of front lenses, a lens frame provided with an outer frame having a pair of lens holders in which the lenses are detachably mounted from front and an inner frame having a pair of annular portions adapted to be detachably snap engaged with an inner peripheral surface of the lens holders, a tubular facial skirt extending rearward from the lens frame, and a strap adapted to be put around the wearer's head. The inner frame includes a pair of the integral annular portions and is formed with a space into which a connector member prepared separately of the inner frame is detachably fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Tabata Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20110258759
    Abstract: The invention relates to an eye protection mask for the practice of outdoor sports, the mask including an eye protection lens, a peripheral frame to which the lens is fixed, the frame demarcating an opening closed by the lens, the frame being made of a rigid material, a skirt attached to the frame and made of flexible material, the skirt having a first ring, a median section which is substantially immovably fixed to the frame, and having lateral sections extending laterally from the median section, the lateral sections being axially movable relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: SALOMON S.A.S.
    Inventors: Gilles RENAUD-GOUD, Quentin VERHAEGHE
  • Patent number: 7941874
    Abstract: Swimming or diving goggles includes a lens unit including two viewing sections. A front face of each viewing section is a portion of a peripheral face of a cone. The cone has an apex and a bottom face, and the peripheral face extends between the apex and the bottom face. A spacing from a top face of each viewing section to a vertical axis passing through a center of the bottom face in the thickness direction is smaller than a spacing from a bottom face of the viewing section to the vertical axis in the thickness direction. A normal plane perpendicular to each of the two viewing sections is at an acute angle with the vertical axis. Each viewing section is a curved face in a circumferential direction about the vertical axis. A frame mechanism is coupled to the lens unit and in intimate contact with eye sockets of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Terry Chou
  • Patent number: 7921523
    Abstract: A buckle set, two of which pair off for being inset in frame of the swimming goggles on two sides so that a strap can be inserted in the buckle sets for fastening the swimming goggles on user's face. Structure of the present invention features a 2nd bump, which keeps the buckle in effective spacing even when the buckle is loaded with force and thus keeping the buckle well covered by the buckle hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: First Rank Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Fang Chou
  • Patent number: 7900280
    Abstract: Goggles are provided having a lens cup with a seal portion extending around its peripheral rear edge. The seal portion is adapted to seal against the face of a wearer of the goggles via a face contact surface. The face contact surface is preformed to follow substantially the contours of the wearer's face around the wearer's eye socket, so that little force between the seal portion and the wearer's face is required to achieve sealing. The face contact surface may be preformed in accordance with the average wearer from a demographic group or preformed bespoke for the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Speedo International Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Thorpe, Sean Hastings
  • Patent number: 7886371
    Abstract: Swimming goggles are provided including an outer frame and an inner frame integrally formed together, lenses respectively received in the outer frame, and a strap device with a head strap. The outer frame includes a first frame unitarily formed with hard material. The first frame defines receiving slots respectively for receiving the lenses. Each receiving slot has an inner edge with a first positioning portion formed thereon. The inner frame includes a second frame formed by soft material enveloping along the first frame, and defines openings respectively corresponding to the receiving slots. The lenses form second positioning portions along rims thereof for engaging with the first positioning portions. The strap device includes base portions respectively assembled on opposite sides of the first frame for supporting and adjusting the head strap. The strap device is only assembled to the first frame of the outer frame when being assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Patent number: 7882833
    Abstract: A remote breathing assembly includes a periphery viewable goggle or mask, intake and return air-tubes sealably connected to the goggle, and a breathing apparatus coupled to the tubes opposite the goggle. The goggle includes a transparent lens having a front section defining a lateral front length, and left and right sections extending transversely from the front section a distance not less than one-forth the front length, a compressible liner, an improved liner interface having trapezoidal sections, and a securing element for fixing the goggle and evenly compressing the liner. The air-tubes each present upper and lower ends, with the intake tube further presenting a flared end section at the upper end. A blower is connected to the flared end section and configured to direct air therein. The apparatus further includes at least one submersible handle and link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: William J. Jacob
  • Patent number: 7779488
    Abstract: Swimming goggles includes lens units each made of transparent hard material, lens frame units each made of hard material and gasket units each made of soft and elastic material. Each of the gasket units is formed along an outer peripheral surface thereof with a convex rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Tabata Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunji Fukasawa
  • Publication number: 20100146685
    Abstract: An article for protecting a wearer's eyes from air-entrained particulate matter in close proximity to the eyes includes a frame, a conduit and a connector. The frame is to be placed on the head at least partially encircling the eyes of the wearer. The conduit is supported by the frame and includes a discharge outlet therein for discharging a gas under pressure into the area forward of the wearer's eyes to form a zone of relatively high pressure and propel particulate matter away from the eyes. The connector is carried by the conduit for connecting the conduit to a pressurized source of gas. An apparatus for protecting an aperture from air-entrained particulate matter includes a frame, a conduit, and a connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: EYE SAVERS, INC.
    Inventor: Craig A. Carter
  • Patent number: 7725959
    Abstract: Protective goggles have an integrally formed lens, a frame and a strap. The lens has an opening formed on an upper side for engaging with an engaging portion on an upper side of a frame with a soft protective pad and has a protrusion extending upwardly from a middle section of a lower side to be inserted into a hole adjacent to a concave section formed on a lower side of the frame. More than one rib is provided on an upper side of the frame for fitting with the lens and for stably propping the lens. A through hole is provided on each end of the frame and has raised portions projected therearound for passing through a through hole of the lens. A tenon is formed adjacent each through hole of the fence for passing through an aperture of the lens. The lens and the frame are coupled by buckles combined with both ends of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Jiann Lih Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tzu-Feng Wang-Lee
  • Publication number: 20100083426
    Abstract: Swimming goggles include a left frame, a right frame, a connecting member connecting the left frame and the right frame, a strap mechanism assembled on outward sides of the left frame and the right frame, and control members. The strap mechanism includes a head strap defining a plurality of stop grooves therein. Each control member has an engaging portion for engaging with the left frame/the right frame, an operating portion formed opposite to the engaging portion, a pivot portion provided between the engaging portion and the operating portion, and a bias portion near a side of the operating portion for abutting against stop grooves of the head strap. The pivot portion abuts against the bases of the strap mechanism and drives the operating portion upward. When the operating portion is pushed inward, the bias portion displaces inward correspondingly and disengages from the stop grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Publication number: 20100077538
    Abstract: Swimming goggles include a left frame, a right frame, hard enveloping frames, soft pads and a head strap. Each of the left frame and the right frame has a frame body and a lens, the frame body forming a flange thereon. The hard enveloping frames abut against sides of the flanges, and form positioning portions on inward sides thereof, and connecting devices on outward sides thereof. The soft pads are respectively assembled on the flanges of the left frame and the right frame, and are unitarily connected by a connecting portion. Each soft pad includes a touch portion for touching a user's face, and an assembling portion for covering the flange. The head strap is assembled on the connecting devices of the hard enveloping frames. The swimming goggles are worn comfortably and suit for users with different face profiles. At the same time, the swimming goggles prevent from leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Publication number: 20100077537
    Abstract: Disclosed are a pair of multicolor frameless diving masks and a method for making the same. The method mainly includes injection molding a skirt of a cover body of the diving masks in a first mold; applying an adhesive to an edge of the skirt and an edge of a lens; and placing the skirt and the lens in a second mold and injection molding the remaining portion of the cover body. Thus, the cover body of the diving masks is integrally formed in the second mold to produce a leakproof diving masks having different hues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Hsiang-Chou Lan
  • Publication number: 20100064421
    Abstract: A protective goggle assembly is disclosed. Therein, a frame is provided with plural vent holes on an upper section and two lateral sides thereof More than one abutting portion is formed on an upper edge of the frame for abutting against an inner surface of a periphery of a lens when an engaging portion in a middle section of an upper end of the frame is engaged in a corresponding recess on the lens, thereby spacing the vent holes from the periphery of the lens. A buckle extended with a buckling section is bilaterally provided with protuberances which, after the buckle is assembled with the lens, must cross over corresponding upper and lower juts on the lens for re-entering two concave portions, so that the buckle can be disengaged. Thus, the lens is prevented from coming off the frame due to unintentional operation of the buckle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Tzu-Feng Wang-Lee
  • Publication number: 20100024098
    Abstract: Swimming goggles include a left bracket, a right bracket, a hard nose support between the left bracket and the right bracket, lenses respectively assembled on the left bracket and the right bracket, soft integral assembly of frame, nose bridge and pad, and a head strap. The left bracket and the right bracket are made of rigid material, and form a plurality of latch portions and define injection orifices thereon. Strap assembling blocks are formed on outward sides of the left bracket and the right bracket for assembling with the head strap. Through holes are defined in the lenses for corresponding to the injection orifices. Soft integral frame, nose bridge and pad is made in such a way that during shaping, the left bracket, the right bracket and the hard nose support are covered along peripherals of the lenses with the strap assembling blocks being exposed outward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Publication number: 20100005575
    Abstract: A removable goggle frame that may be releasably fastened to a goggle having a frame that retains a lens is provided. The removable frame may be stiffer (harder) than the goggle frame, and, when fastened to the goggle, may protect the goggle from damage cause by undesirable impacts by shielding the goggle frame and/or stiffening the goggle frame. The removable frame may also be more flexible (softer) than the goggle frame, and, when fastened to the goggle, may provide a more comfortable fit for the user. A removable drape that may be releasably fastened to a releasably attached frame is also provided. The drape may be configured to hang below the goggle to protect the user's face when worn, and to be releasably fastened over the lens to protect the lens when the user places the goggle elsewhere, such on his/her helmet as he/she wears the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: John Dondero
  • Publication number: 20090300828
    Abstract: Swimming goggles are provided which include an integral left and right frames and nose bridge. The integral left and right frames and nose bridge include an outer frame and an inner frame. The outer frame includes front sections of the left and right frames, and a front section of the nose bridge. The inner frame includes rear sections of the left and right frames, and a rear section of the nose bridge. Lenses are received in the left and right frames of the outer frame and the inner frame. Pads are made of soft material and are assembled on the rear sections of the left and right frames. The outer frame and the inner frame are made of different material or of the same material with different rigidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Publication number: 20090293181
    Abstract: Swimming goggles include two clamp frames, two frame bodies, two lenses respectively received in the receiving slots of the frame bodies, pressing devices for pressing the first arm and the second arm to close, and a head strap. Each clamp frame defines a passageway, and has an assembling portion on an inward side thereof. A first arm and a second arm respectively extend from the clamp frame and opposite to the assembling portion. A slit is defined between joint surfaces of the first arm and the second arm and is located adjacent a user's temple when being worn. A stem extends from an end of the first arm/the second arm. An engaging portion is formed at an end of the stem. The frame bodies are respectively assembled on the passageways of the clamp frames. A receiving slot is defined in an inner surface of each frame body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Publication number: 20090271915
    Abstract: A dynamic scenery swim mask with a liquid filled lens having a plurality of decorative elements. The lens includes a rearward lens element and a forward lens element defining a sealed fluid-receiving compartment therebetween. The rearward lens element having a first viewing pane with a peripheral edge and a continuous sidewall extending forwardly from said peripheral edge. The forward lens element having a second viewing pane and being sealingly attached to the sidewall at a forwardly spaced distance from said first viewing pane. The fluid receiving compartment is filled with a flowable fluid and one or more decorative elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Nicholas Ross
  • Publication number: 20090217444
    Abstract: A diving mask has a mask portion and a skirt mounted securely to the mask portion. The skirt has an opening with a contact surface and has at least two pads. The contact surface of the opening fits and covers a diver's eyes to prevent water from permeating the mask, when worn. The pads are made of soft and resilient material, are attached to the contact surface of the opening of the skirt and respectively correspond to corners of the diver's eyes. Each pad may be an arch and defines a gap between the pad and the contact surface so when a diver wears the diving mask, the pads closely abut around the corners of the diver's eyes to avoid the corners being pressed. Therefore, the diving mask is ensures a diver experiences normal eyesight and comfort for improved safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Chen-Lieh Pan
  • Publication number: 20090205114
    Abstract: Swimming goggles have a frame unit, lenses and buckles assembled on the frame unit, and at least a head strap with a plurality of stop grooves. Each buckle comprises an abutting arm having a stop end, an operating lever being movable transversely and bringing the abutting arm to move, and an offset portion between the abutting arm and the operating lever. When the operating lever moves transversely, the offset portion makes the stop end of the abutting arm move upward or downward to abut or release the stop grooves of the head strap. The swimming goggles adjust length of the head strap easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Herman Chiang