Included In Shield For Eyes Patents (Class 2/431)
  • Patent number: 11044542
    Abstract: A headphone cushion includes a body formed of a partially reticulated polymeric foam and including a front surface configured to engage or surround an ear or head of a user, side surfaces, and a rear surface. The headphone cushion further includes a layer of high-density polymer material extending over at least a portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raymond O. England, Marek Kawka
  • Patent number: 10973274
    Abstract: A helmet is provided. The helmet includes a helmet shell and a mounting system laterally positioned on the helmet shell. The helmet further includes a visor removably and pivotally connected to the mounting system, the visor being movable between lowered and raised positions. Finally, the helmet includes a peak removably connected to the mounting system, the mounting system being operable to disengage the visor and the peak upon manual operation thereof. A mounting system for customizing a helmet is also provided. Finally, a method of configuring the helmet is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kimpex Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Simon Levesque, Nicolas Bouchard Fortin, Étienne Gilbert, Stéphane Dion
  • Patent number: 10768447
    Abstract: A device is provided. The device includes a base ophthalmic optic, a changeable tint element disposed over the base ophthalmic element, and a transparent heating element adapted to heat the changeable tint element. The transparent heating element is preferably adapted to heat the entire area of the changeable tint element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: Ronald D. Blum
  • Patent number: 10659861
    Abstract: An earphone cushion includes a body formed of a partially reticulated polymeric foam and including a front surface configured to engage or surround the ear of a user, and a rear surface, a snap ring at least partially embedded in and integrally formed with the body and including a periphery configured to engage one or more retention elements of an earcup of a headphone, and a non-porous film on the front surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raymond O. England, David Meeker, Richard L. House, Derek J. Stacey
  • Patent number: 10456299
    Abstract: A goggles system includes an inner frame dimensioned and contoured for positioning against a wearer's face with a plurality of interchangeable lens assemblies, where each lens assembly is removably attachable to the inner frame by an engagement mechanism that includes at least one tongue and groove attachment and at least one magnetic attachment. The lens(es) of each interchangeable lens assembly may be the same as or different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventors: Molly McCall Hilton, Benjamin Russell Peters, Pengfei Li, Libao Xu, Michael Patrick Croke, Daniel Scot Barone, Michael Thomas Lewis
  • Patent number: 9918876
    Abstract: A tear-off capture system includes an eye protector with a base lens. The eye protector has a retention mechanism mounted on one side, and a support mechanism that supports the eye protector on the head of a wearer. A two-tabbed stack of laminated tear-off lenses mounts to the eye protector via an adhesive. The stack mounts so that the first tab of the stack aligns with the first side of the eye protector and the second tab engages with the retention mechanism. Via the second tab and the retention mechanism, released tear-off layers are directed toward the second side of the eye protector away from the base lens. A capturer helps hold the initially released tear-off layer to the eye protector. An exposed tacky surface on each released tear-off helps hold the subsequently removed tear-off layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bart E. Wilson, Stephen S. Wilson, Maxwell C. Klein
  • Patent number: 9788592
    Abstract: A helmet contains a convex, hard outer shell, a concave, impact-dissipating inner layer, a shield, and a shield cover. The concave, impact-dissipating inner layer is fitted to the convex, hard outer shell and contains a front portion having a shield indentation, a back portion, a top portion a right side portion, and a left side portion. The left side portion is opposite the right side portion. The shield is pivotably attached to the helmet via a fulcrum and pivots about the fulcrum. The shield also partially occludes the shield indentation. The shield cover is fixably attached to the helmet and at least partially occludes the front portion. The shield cover also at least partially occludes the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Strategic Sports LLC
    Inventors: Tien Hou Cheng, Michael Ming-Jae Lin
  • Patent number: 9775397
    Abstract: An elongated guide that is removably attachable to a hardhat and a visor that is removably mountable to the elongated guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Björn Daniels, Niklas Lilenthal, Marcus T. R. Wiederkehr, Jonas N. A. Frejd, Mats U. Sernfält, Oskar Juhlin, Arne O. Linderstrand, Stefan G. Strandberg
  • Patent number: 9678367
    Abstract: A multi-pane, multi-geometry eye-shield adapted to be installed into a frame of an eye-shield, such as a goggle for protecting user's eyes, comprising a spherical anterior outer eye-shield member, a cylindrical posterior inner eye-shield member, an irregular-shaped gasket member between the anterior and posterior eye-shield members forming a water-tight and air-tight semi-annular space therebetween. The posterior cylindrical inner eye-shield member may further be adapted for heating to reduce condensation comprising a thin-film, electrically conductive heating element, such as Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), and electrical contact members to connect the thin-film heating element to a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Abominable Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Jack C. Cornelius
  • Patent number: 9285606
    Abstract: A head-mounted ergonomic device for users of multifocal lens eyeglasses that supports the multifocal lens eyeglass frames and allows the user to achieve optimal lens power by manually adjusting the device to alter the level and/or angle of the multifocal lens eyeglass frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Alice H. Ramsdell
  • Publication number: 20150074880
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide an eye protection device with an extended vertical view. An eye protection device includes a frame having an outer surface that is oriented away from a user's face and an inner surface that is oriented towards the user's face. The frame includes left and right temples configured to secure the eye protection device to the user and a central raised portion disposed between a left portion and a right portion of a top portion of the frame. The central raised portion extends vertically above a substantially continuous profile of the left and right portions to provide an extended vertical view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Blanchard, Ludovic Boinnard, Jerome Jacques Marie Mage
  • Publication number: 20150077712
    Abstract: An apparatus for covering a left eye and a right eye of a human, includes: a first eye piece configured for covering a left eye of a human; and a second eye piece configured for covering a right eye of the human; wherein the first eye piece and the second eye piece are configured for preventing transmission of visible light; and wherein at least one of the first eye piece and the second eye piece comprises a region that is transparent for electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength range outside a visible range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: GN Otometrics A/S
    Inventor: Thomas GEERTSEN
  • Publication number: 20150067951
    Abstract: A clip for securing a strap of a pair of swimming goggles includes: a body formed from a metal material. The body includes: a top edge, a bottom edge, and longitudinally opposite ends; a plurality of partitions arranged between the ends which connect the top edge to the bottom edge; a plurality of holes defined by the top edge, the bottom edge, the ends, and the partitions; a first strap-receiving slot positioned at a first one of the longitudinally opposite ends and a second strap-receiving slot positioned at a second one of the longitudinally opposite ends; and an indicia-bearing area extending from the top edge of the body and configured to receive an indicia thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Johnsen
  • Patent number: 8959669
    Abstract: Goggles include a frame, a lens and a pair of left and right belt arms. On the frame a first stop hole is provided each left and right of a middle of each of an upper frame and a lower frame of the frame. The lens has an upper side and a lower side each of which is provided with a second stop hole at a position corresponding to each first stop hole in the frame. Each of the pair of left and right belt arms has bifurcated portions, and each end of the bifurcated portions is provided with a lock mechanism. The frame and the lens are placed on each other and the respective first and second stop holes are aligned. By the mechanisms of the belt arms, the first and second stop holes are brought into either a lock state to secure the frame, the lens and the pair of left and right belt arms, or an unlock state where the lock state is released to separate them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Yamamoto Kogaku Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Tominaga, Shinichi Hadehara
  • Publication number: 20140359922
    Abstract: At least certain embodiments describe an apparatus comprising a flip-to-wear eye shield designed for compact storage and ease of use, the eye shield dispensed in a compact, easy-to-assemble configuration, the eye shield including a protective lens and a frame coupled with the protective lens by one or more hinges, the one or more hinges 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: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grad, Gad Shaanan
  • Publication number: 20140338109
    Abstract: An eye protection device a first covering sheet, a protection sheet, and a second covering sheet. The first covering sheet has a first supporting edge with a containment slot and a first opening disposed on the first supporting edge. The protection sheet is disposed in the containment slot and has a non-transparent sheet and an axial aperture provided in the sheet. The second covering sheet has a second supporting edge and a second opening provided on the second supporting edge. The second supporting edge overlaps the first supporting edge, and the first and second supporting edges sandwich the protection sheet in the containment slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: TZOO YING ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rong-Tai Hong
  • Patent number: 8881316
    Abstract: Eyewear, such as a goggle, is provided that can include an anterior module (such as a lens support) and an interchangeable posterior module (such as a faceplate). The anterior module can be adapted to support at least one lens in a wearer's field of view. The posterior module can be adapted to fit against a contour of the wearer's face and can be selectively interchangeable with the anterior module to modify at least one physical characteristic of the eyewear. In some embodiments, the anterior and posterior modules can be coupled by a suspension assembly in order to allow articulation of the posterior module relative to the anterior module for evenly distributing forces against the wearer's face. Further, the anterior module can be rigid for maintaining the lens in an optically-desirable orientation. Furthermore, the goggle can comprise an interchangeable lens mechanism to facilitate interchanging of lenses in the goggle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos D. Reyes, Ryan Saylor, James Nelson Castro, Errol Tazbaz, David Ginther
  • Patent number: 8850626
    Abstract: Eyewear, such as a goggle, is provided that can include an anterior module (such as a lens support) and an interchangeable posterior module (such as a faceplate). The anterior module can be adapted to support at least one lens in a wearer's field of view. The posterior module can be adapted to fit against a contour of the wearer's face and can be selectively interchangeable with the anterior module to modify at least one physical characteristic of the eyewear. In some embodiments, the anterior and posterior modules can be coupled by a suspension assembly in order to allow articulation of the posterior module relative to the anterior module for evenly distributing forces against the wearer's face. Further, the anterior module can be rigid for maintaining the lens in an optically-desirable orientation. Furthermore, the goggle can comprise an interchangeable lens mechanism to facilitate interchanging of lenses in the goggle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos D. Reyes, An Tran, James Nelson Castro, Errol Tazbaz, David Ginther
  • Publication number: 20140283288
    Abstract: Swimming goggles includes left and right frames integrally formed together, a connecting element for interconnecting the left and right frames, protection pads, lenses installed in the left and right frames, buckles integrally formed on side portions of the left and right frames, and a head strap being movably connected with the buckles. Each of the buckles has a main body which is disposed on and integrally formed with the corresponding side portion of the left/right frame. More specifically, the buckles are capable of forming a part of the lenses, or a part of the left and right frames. Additionally, the main body is defined with a through hole for simplifying the structure of the swimming goggles and for making assembly of the swimming goggles less difficult, and further for efficiently reducing a cost for assembly of the swimming goggles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Global Esprit Inc.
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Publication number: 20140250573
    Abstract: Examples of strap attachment systems and goggles including same are described. Goggles according to the present examples may include a lens, a strap connector attached to the lens, and a strap including an attachment portion configured to be removably coupled to the strap connector. The strap connector may be fixedly or removably attached to the lens, and in certain examples the strap connector is pivotally coupled to the lens. A strap connector according to some examples herein includes a first molded body including a passage and a second molded body including a post, the passage configured to engage the post when inserted into the passage to secure the connector to the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: SMITH OPTICS, INC.
    Inventor: JOSEPH R. MCNEAL
  • Publication number: 20140208488
    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: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Li Pengfei
  • Publication number: 20140115760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to goggles, preferably extra-orbital goggles, having an outer surface defined by a pair of lens portions each having an upper and a lower peripheral wall. The upper and lower peripheral walls extend to an upper and lower peripheral edge respectively which, in use, are in contact with the wearers face. The outer surface defined by the upper peripheral walls is convex. This contributes to a goggle outer surface which is a smooth curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Speedo International Limited
    Inventors: Tom Waller, Chris Johnson, Joseph Santry
  • Publication number: 20140059747
    Abstract: Eyewear is disclosed that can have multiple ventilation states providing different amounts of ventilation through the eyewear. The eyewear can include a lens and a frame. In some embodiments, the lens can be movable with respect to the frame to provide the multiple ventilation states. In some embodiments, the eyewear can include a gasket that removably attaches to the frame. In some embodiments, the gasket can be movable with respect to the frame to provide the multiple ventilation states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: JASON BELBEY, MYONG KIM
  • Publication number: 20140041106
    Abstract: Swimming goggles of the present invention allow a swimmer to see the end of the pool without moving their head while swimming in backstroke. Using a light reflector, a swimmer can view through a backstroke viewing window to view along the backstroke moving direction. Preferred embodiments of the present invention reduce the chance for injury while helping backstroke swimming efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: David Shau
  • Publication number: 20140033408
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sport goggle that includes a latching mechanism for a user to quickly release a lens from a frame without tools. The lens is released from the frame by pressing a button surface which bends a spring member in the frame unlocking the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Dye Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Douglas Currens, Vic Chen, Yestin Wang
  • Publication number: 20140026300
    Abstract: A protective eyewear includes a frame, a lens supported on the frame, and an air delivery system including a nozzle adjacent to an outer surface of the lens. The nozzle conforms to the contour of the lens and is configured and arranged to direct a high-speed flat, laminar airflow over the outer surface of the lens whereby the airflow reduces the impact and collection of airborne contaminants on the outer surface of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Ricardo Silveira
  • Publication number: 20130340152
    Abstract: An air flow eye protection device includes eye protection goggles having a frame with a plurality of air jets for expelling air in a first direction, temples for securing the frame to a users head, a connector for receiving air from an external device, and an air channel for transporting the received air to the air jets. An air flow eye protection system includes the eye protection goggles that are in communication with an air supply hose and an air supply device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: NICHOLAS CUNNINGHAM
  • Publication number: 20130276216
    Abstract: At least certain embodiments describe an apparatus comprising a flip-to-wear eye shield designed for compact storage and ease of use, the eye shield dispensed in a compact, easy-to-assemble configuration, the eye shield including a protective lens and a frame coupled with the protective lens by one or more hinges, the one or more hinges 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: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Grad, Gad Chaanan
  • Publication number: 20130269088
    Abstract: Swimming goggles includes a frame body, lenses, buckles disposed at opposite end portions of the frame body, and a head strap passed through the buckles. The frame body forms shielding portions at outer sides of the frame body. The buckles have bases and operating devices being shielded by the shielding portions. The operating devices are operated through the shielding portions so as to adjust the head strap and prevent a wearer's hair from being snapped and provide a comfort wearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Global Esprit Inc.
    Inventor: HERMAN CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20130222757
    Abstract: An ergonomic vertical redirection vision system comprises glasses or goggles with lenses modified to include a fresnel prism that vertically redirects light. The curved fresnel prism is a novel curved refractive element with unique advantages compared to a flat fresnel prism. The curved fresnel prism may be achromatized by the addition of an appropriate diffractive surface thereby creating a hybrid achromat or diffractive/refractive optical element (DROE). Looking through the modified eyewear will redirect the user's visual field up or down, depending on the configuration. Upward vision redirection improves ergonomics and aerodynamics for several sports including bicycle riding, swimming, downhill ski racing, and motorcycle racing. Downward vision redirection improves the ergonomics of reading a book, working on a laptop or pad computer, or taking notes in a class.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Eric A. Klein, Adam Norton
  • Publication number: 20130185849
    Abstract: A goggle is disclosed that includes a frame having an opening with a top, a bottom, and opposite sides. A lens may be selectively removable from the opening even when the goggle is worn by an individual. To enable the removal of the lens, the lens may form a magnetic latch with at least one of the top, bottom, or opposite sides of the opening during insertion and removal. The frame may also include an overhang constructed and adapted to promote a pivoting movement of the magnetic latch and positioned over the magnetic latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: The Burton Corporation
    Inventors: James D. Laughlin, Jeffrey A. Gilberti, Trevor J. Moore
  • Publication number: 20130180037
    Abstract: This invention relates to a simple and handy snow goggles in which an elastic face-fitting part is attached to the rear side face of a lens along the periphery. Both sides of the lens are extended outward to form extension portions on which slots are provided for assembly with gaskets. A strap is linked between the two gaskets. In this manner, a simple and handy snow goggles with frameless structure and easiness for lens replacement can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: CHIH-HUNG WANG
  • Publication number: 20130145527
    Abstract: Protective glasses include a brace bar, arms attached to both ends of the brace bar, and a lens wherein a central upper part of the lens is fixedly attached to a center part of the brace bar. A canopy part having a shape corresponding to the face of a wearer protrudes from the peripheral edge of the lens. The lens is designed so as not to deform even if the wearer has a large head, and thus the gap between the canopy part and the face of the wearer does not increase. Therefore, the eyes of the wearer can be protected while ingress of matter such as pollen and dust is effectively prevented. In addition, since the angle of the optical axis does not change, images seen through the lens are not distorted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: KOWA COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Miwa, Hirofumi Tominaga, Masataka Asada
  • Publication number: 20130147938
    Abstract: Safety glasses verification methods and devices are described herein. One method in accordance with the present disclosure includes capturing an RGB image of an individual, capturing an infrared (IR) image of the individual, and verifying safety glasses are being worn by the individual based on the RGB image and the IR image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Honeywell International Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130111655
    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: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Yuji KURODA
  • Publication number: 20130104299
    Abstract: Goggles include a body having a lens. A front face of the lens includes two side view sections corresponding to two eyes of a wearer and a central section corresponding to a nose of the wearer. At least one protrusion is formed on the central section and protrudes from the front face of the lens. A transparent film has a width larger than a width of the lens in a width direction. The transparent film is mounted to the front face of the lens and extends over the side view sections and the central section of the lens, with a distal end of the at least one protrusion abutting the transparent film. An actuating device is mounted to the body and coupled to the transparent film. The actuating device is operable to move the transparent film relative to the lens in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Joy Chen
  • Patent number: 8413267
    Abstract: A combination goggle includes a goggle frame, a lens, and two binding cords for fastening the lens to the goggle frame. The goggle frame includes a positioning groove located in each of two sides thereof. The lens includes an inner surface abutting against an outer face of the goggle frame. The binding cords are bilaterally arranged on the lens, and each binding cord includes first and second ends respectively affixed to the lens and a middle section detachably fastened to one of the positioning grooves of the goggle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: HWA MEEI Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20130047322
    Abstract: A combination headgear and eyewear system including eyewear that magnetically attaches to the headgear. A magnetic ball and disc joint allows the eyewear to pivot on the headgear and into a position wherein the eyewear rests upon a user's face. Adjustable temples allow the eyewear to be configured so to accommodate a large range of head sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Donald Scott PEEBLES
  • Publication number: 20130019386
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to an aquatic goggle for swimming, diving, or the like having a first eyepiece and a second eyepiece where the first eyepiece has a first strap hole and a second eyepiece has a second strap hole, a strap having a first side strap, a second side strap, and a loop having an upper strap with a first end and a second end, a lower strap with a first end and a second end, and at least one support member for preventing the loop from adjusting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Christian Hahn
  • Publication number: 20120324637
    Abstract: An eye cover for use in an aquatic environment is provided. In certain embodiments, the eye cover comprises an elastic headband configured to be worn around a wearer's head and configured in use to cover or surround the wearer's eyes. The elastic headband can be configured to provide an at least water-resistant seal around the wearer's eyes. At least one eye chamber disposed on a surface of the headband that in use faces the wearer's eyes can further be provided. The at least one eye chamber permit the wearer's eyes to remain open when the headband covers the wearer's eyes. The at least one eye chamber comprises a flange extending from the headband, wherein the flange is configured to provide at least a water-resistant seal around the wearer's eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Karl Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20120327256
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment of the present invention relates to headwear (1). The headwear comprises a frame (3) mountable on a user's head, and an imaging device (9). The imaging device (9) has a first field of view defining a portion of the surrounding environment of which an image may be captured, and the item of headwear includes means (15) for providing a visual indicator of said first field of view to thereby provide a user wearing said headwear with a visual indication of the portion of the surrounding environment of which an image may be captured with said imaging device. The headwear may comprise a substantially transparent viewing portion (5) supported by the frame so as to be located in front of the user's eyes when the headwear (1) is worn by the user, and in another embodiment headwear is disclosed that is configurable to implement limited zoom functionality. In yet another embodiment an imaging system including the headwear is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISES LTD
    Inventors: Zoe Robson, Leona Dean
  • Publication number: 20120311773
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a braided goggle strap for use with a pair of swimming goggles. The braided goggle strap includes a plurality of resilient bands that are braided together to form a flat, braided goggle strap having superior mechanical properties that provides even stress distribution and minimal sinusoidal stress when worn by a user. The composite reinforcement of the braided goggle strap also provides added comfort. The braided goggle strap includes a spring-biased fastener for adjustably attaching the braided strap onto a user's head, is easily attachable to a pair of swimming goggles by simply threading the braided strap through apertures provided on the goggles, and comes in a variety of different colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Lynne Anderson
  • Patent number: 8327466
    Abstract: A protective eyewear apparatus including a base substantially oval in shape, an upper bar connected to the base, a lower bar connected to the base, and a main support bar connected to the upper bar and the lower bar. Another embodiment includes two eyepieces attached by a flexible bridge member, in which an eyepiece comprises a base generally oval in shape and defining an opening, and an upper and lower bar spanning the opening and connected to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: WM. T. Burnett IP, LLC
    Inventors: Helen M. Hahn, Dale W. Kohler
  • Publication number: 20120307060
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a suite of innovations that reduce the coefficient of drag of a bicycle rider. The innovations include aerodynamically shaped bicycle riding shoes, an inflatable body fairing worn on the bicyclist's chest area that directly reduces the coefficient of drag of the bicyclist's torso while in an aerodynamically efficient riding position, and a riding goggle and a portable imaging system that reduce the coefficient of drag of a bicycle rider by allowing the athlete to assume and maintain a more aerodynamically efficient riding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Neal Henderson
  • Publication number: 20120304368
    Abstract: The present invention provides a strap for securing a garment/article (e.g. swimming goggles) to a wearer's/user's body. The strap comprises a first portion comprising a tensioner end including a tensioner having an attachment portion. The attachment portion is for attachment to the tensioner end. The strap further comprises a second portion having indicia provided along at least a part of its length. In use, the second portion passes through the tensioner and the tensioner frame defines a window in which at least one of the indicia on the second portion is visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Tom WALLER, Chris JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20120308743
    Abstract: The invention provides dimensional moving photo holographic images in a clear or tinted, polarizing polymeric film for applying to sports equipment such as motorcycle helmets, windshield visors, snow goggles, windshields for motorcycles, mopeds, ATVs, dirt bikes, snowmobiles and watercraft, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Seferino Rivera, III
  • Publication number: 20120291186
    Abstract: A pair of collapsible goggles consists of a flexible frame and an eyeglass. The flexible frame has plural engaging grooves and plural air holes formed around the edge. The eyeglass is formed curved, provided with engaging projections. A connecting arm is installed at two sides of the eyeglass respectively. In assembly, one end of the flexible frame is first fitted in the curved recessed surface of the eyeglass, with the engaging projections of the eyeglass inserted in the engaging grooves one by one to enable the flexible frame extended straight against the eyeglass. Next, the connecting arms are put at two sides of the eyeglass to engage with the positioning holes. So the collapsible goggles are easily and stably assembled together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Chun-Chih CHENG
  • Publication number: 20120284907
    Abstract: A goggle structure is disclosed, which includes: a facial mask, having a skirt portion and a nose portion connected with each other; a frame, connected to the skirt portion; a lens assembly, disposed within the frame; and a soft supporting member softer than the frame, disposed between the frame and the skirt portion, and at least located above the nose portion and extending toward the skirt portion. In this way, the soft supporting member can separate at least part of the frame from the skirt portion, resulting in that the frame will not be pressed against the user's face when an external force is exerted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: QBAS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Cheng Shiue
  • Publication number: 20120272437
    Abstract: At least certain embodiments describe an apparatus comprising a flip-to-wear eye shield designed for compact storage and ease of use, the eye shield dispensed in a compact, easy-to-assemble configuration, the eye shield including a protective lens and a frame coupled with the protective lens by one or more hinges, the one or more hinges 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: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Grad, Gad Shaanan
  • Publication number: 20120266367
    Abstract: A sports goggle with a strap system that is convenient to engage as well as adjust is disclosed. The strap system includes first and second straps which extend from left and right end portions of the frame of the goggle. The first strap may be fed through an attachment member attached to a distal end of the second strap. To set the tension in the first and second straps, the first strap is pulled until the tension in the first and second straps has reached the desired level. This tension adjustment occurs while the goggle is on the participant's head. Once the desired tension level is reached, hooks and loops on the first strap are engaged to each other to set the tension level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Brent Sandor