On Head Band Patents (Class 2/452)
  • Patent number: 11844982
    Abstract: Swimming goggles includes a main body and a top anchor. The main body includes a lens unit, at least one gasket, and a strap. The at least one gasket is made of soft material and is disposed on a rear side of the lens unit for abutting a face of a wearer. The strap is coupled with the lens unit. A top anchor disposed on top of the main body. The top anchor includes a front end connected to the top portion of the lens unit and extends upward and rearward. Top anchor is configured to abut an upper portion and a rear portion of a head of the wearer wearing the swimming goggles. Thus, the swimming goggles can withstand the water resistance to improve the wearing stability while preventing water leakage into the swimming goggles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Farnyuh Michael Menq
  • Patent number: 11806572
    Abstract: A foot support assembly for an exercise machine may be configured for sing-hand operation (e.g., cinching or releasing of the foot strap). The foot support assembly may include a footplate coupled to the frame of the exercise machine and configured to support the user's foot during exercise and a strap coupled to the footplate and configured to resist separation of the user's foot from the footplate. The strap is operatively associated with a quick release ratchet mechanism, which is configured to be unlocked simply by pressing a lever of the ratchet to allow the ratchet strip to reverse, releasing the user's foot from the strap. The foot support assembly may be provided on each side of the seat rail of a rowing machine, which may alternatively or additionally include a multi-grip handle including a plurality of grip portions configured to position the user's hand at different orientations to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Boyles, Mark R. Nestande, Jeffrey A. Gettle, Joshua S. Parah, Robert A. Hagen
  • Patent number: 11116667
    Abstract: The present pair of eye pieces may have a rotatable adjuster on the super structure of the eye pieces or on the headband between the eye pieces. When the rotatable adjuster is rotated one way, the headband decreases in effective length and tightens about the head of a user. When the rotatable adjuster is rotated the other way, the headband increases in effective length and loosens about the head of the user. With a rotatable adjuster, increases and decreases in length may be made in minute increments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Louis H. McKenna
  • Patent number: 10973690
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a goggle device and a spectacle frame thereof. The spectacle frame includes a buckling structure arranged on an end portion thereof. The buckling structure has an accommodating space and an entrance in spatial communication with the accommodating space. The buckling structure includes a cantilever arranged in the accommodating space and a retaining wall that is arranged in the accommodating space and is spaced apart from the cantilever. A free end portion of the cantilever is arranged adjacent to the entrance, and the cantilever is rotatable between a lock position and an unlock position. When the cantilever is at the lock position, the free end portion shields the entrance. When the cantilever is rotated to the unlock position by an external force, the free end portion does not shield the entrance, and the cantilever is deformed to store an elastic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ASWAN INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Wei-Ting Liu
  • Patent number: 10189588
    Abstract: A bundling article includes a stretchable portion and a tag portion. The stretchable portion includes a fastening opening having a first width. The tag portion overlaps the stretchable portion at an overlap area, wherein the stretchable portion and the tag portion are bonded together at the overlap area. The tag portion includes a notch, the notch including two opposed shoulders separated by a second width. The second width is substantially equal to or greater than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bedford Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A. Milbrandt, Troy Lang, Eric Milbrath, David Schiller, Trevor Wintz
  • Patent number: 10071288
    Abstract: A swim fin may include a foot pocket configured to receive a foot of a swimmer and a fin blade extending from the foot pocket. The fin blade may be relatively stiff and flex about a hinge region proximate the foot pocket. Fin rails may extend along the lateral edges of the fin blade. The fin rails may include a fin spine comprising a plurality of fin spine segments joined in linear configuration. The swim fin may be configured to provide a swim fin with predetermined hydrodynamic characteristics. The swim fin may flex within a maximum angle of attack that may be variable and dynamically changed, within the predetermined maximum attack angle range, as a function of the kicking force generated by a swimmer during a kicking cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph D Maresh
  • Patent number: 9256081
    Abstract: Protective eyewear includes a frame having a first side with a first member and an opposing second side with a second member. A foldable strap has openings at either end and is folded about the first and/or the second member and is held in place by a clip. The clip has a base portion and a swivel portion. The base portion and the swivel portion of the clip engage one another at least partially within the openings of the folded strap. The swivel portion has a range of rotation relative to the base portion of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Warrior Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. McPhail, Richard J. Janisse
  • Patent number: 9168349
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame and a headgear assembly removably attachable to the frame. The headgear assembly includes a pair of side portions and a rear portion that interconnects the pair of side portions. The pair of side portions includes at least one strap. The rear portion has at least one strap constructed of at least two layers of material. One of the layers of material has a more rigid construction than the other of the layers of material to resist compression of the at least one strap of the rear portion in a first direction which resists movement of the at least one strap of the pair of side straps in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: RESMED LIMITED
    Inventors: Amal S. Amarasinghe, Perry D. Lithgow, Memduh Guney
  • Patent number: 9168177
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander Valentino
  • Patent number: 9095745
    Abstract: Swimming goggles comprise a left frame body, a right frame body, lenses, protective pads and head strap bases, wherein each of the left and right frame bodies has an inner peripheral face and an outer peripheral face, and the inner peripheral face forms a hook channel therealong; each of the protective pads are attached to the inner peripheral faces and has a face contact portion and a connecting portion, characterized in that a backup ring is disposed between the connecting portion and the hook channel, and has a first peripheral face and a second peripheral face, such that the first peripheral face integrally encompasses the hook channel of the inner peripheral face and also the second peripheral face forms with the connecting portion, thereby, the swimming goggles could be worn comfortably in swimming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: GLOBAL ESPRIT INC.
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Patent number: 9022558
    Abstract: A device for enhancing support of eyeglasses on the head of a person. The device is in the form of an independent support member or an adjustable strap having a support member to enhance support of eyeglasses. The strap may include a cushion to provide comfort. The support member includes a hook for supporting the eyeglasses. The device is useful for supporting eyeglasses from the bridge of the nose of a person who has undergone rhinoplasty surgery or for supporting heavy equipment associated with eyeglasses used for surgical applications. The independent support member is easily attached to a head-engaging device and eyeglasses to enhance support of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: James Frederick Frank
  • Patent number: 8959670
    Abstract: A pair of swim goggles include a lens frame body, a lens unit, and buckle devices, characterized in that each of the buckle devices includes: a resilient element, an engaging arm, and at least a button, wherein the resilient element has a first base plate and a second base plate both bending in a same direction and spaced away from each other, the first and second base plates having end portions at opposite ends thereof, the engaging arm having a connecting end and an engaging end opposite the connecting end, the connecting end connected with the first base plate, the engaging end engaged with a head strap after being assembled, the at least a button having a press portion and a linking portion opposite the press portion, the linking portion connected to one of the end portions of the first and second base plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Global Esprit Inc.
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8840243
    Abstract: Eyeglasses comprising a frame (1) intended to support a pair of lenses (2) and having lateral ends (12) provided with slots (13), said frame (1) intended to be coupled to a retainer strap or band (3), with opposing free ends (5), which, when worn by the user around the head, allows him to wear the eyeglasses. A connecting member is provided (10) coupled to at least one of the free ends (5) of the aforementioned band (3), said connecting member (10) having an elongated body (15) with a portion (16) bent parallel to said body (15) and elastically movable in relation to it, said bent portion (16) intended to be inserted into one of the slots (13) provided on the lateral ends (12) of the frame (1) and being separable from it, deforming elastically if the band or strap (3) or the frame is subjected to tensile force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Artsana S.p.A.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Anselmi, David Scheinberg
  • Publication number: 20140250574
    Abstract: An adjusting strap is provided. The adjusting strap has a strap body and at least one fastening portion. An end zone of the strap body has at least one fastening hole, which is disposed along the strap body in a lengthwise direction. The fastening portion is disposed on the strap body and located at an inside area adjacent to the fastening hole, the at least one fastening portion is integrally formed with the strap body and extends away from a top surface of the strap body. When the end zone of the strap is bent in reverse, the fastening portion is capable of threading through the fastening hole to be in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: QBAS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Cheng SHIUE
  • Publication number: 20140223647
    Abstract: Goggles for use in water comprising a frame, a first lens operatively secured in a frame, a second lens operatively secured in the frame, a first indicator adjacent the first lens, a second indicator adjacent the second lens, and a housing connected with both ends of the frame wherein the housing is in communication with the indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Rodney Wayne Long, William J. Darnell, Trevor G. Grove
  • Publication number: 20140189944
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a goggle apparatus are disclosed. In one embodiment, a goggle apparatus with a frame, an eye covering, and one or more straps for retaining the goggle apparatus to the head of a user is provided, wherein the one or more straps is configured to cover at least a portion of a user's ear(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Kelly Lynd, Nicholas Joseph Vallo, Kathryn Anne Carlson
  • Publication number: 20140096313
    Abstract: The present invention provides a strap for securing a garment or article (e.g. swimming goggles) to a wearer's/user's body. The strap comprises a first portion (1) having a tensioner end (2), the tensioner end including and terminating at a tensioner (3). The strap further comprises a second portion (4) comprising a clip end (5), the clip end including and terminating at a clip (6). In use, the second portion passes through the tensioner and the clip is releasably securable onto the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Speedo International Limited
    Inventors: Tom WALLER, Chris JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8689366
    Abstract: A strap for use in a mask attachment assembly. The strap includes a hook pad provided on a first portion of a surface of the strap located and having a first width extending perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the strap. The hook pad includes a plurality of hooks. Loops are provided on a second portion of the surface of the strap. The second portion has a second width extending perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the strap. The plurality of loops extend entirely across the second width and are configured to engage the plurality of hooks in a releasable and engageable manner. The second width is greater than the first width, and an outer edge portion of the first portion of the surface surrounding at least a portion of the hook pad, wherein the outer edge portion does not include any hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: RIC Investments, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Chi Fai Ho
  • 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: 8615818
    Abstract: A cover for an eyewear strap is provided. The cover may include a first member, a second member associated with the first member and movable toward and away from the first member, and a fastener connected to the first member and the second member for removably connecting the first member to the second member. The cover may be adapted to receive an eyewear strap between the first and second members when the first and second members are disconnected, and the cover may be securable to the eyewear strap when the first and second members are connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Gogglemate, Inc.
    Inventor: Karen R. Tobey
  • Patent number: 8478386
    Abstract: The present invention is a Miniature Vein Enhancer that includes a Miniature Projection Head. The Miniature Projection Head may be operated in one of three modes, AFM, DBM, and RTM. The Miniature Projection Head of the present invention projects an image of the veins of a patient, which aids the practitioner in pinpointing a vein for an intravenous drip, blood test, and the like. The Miniature projection head may have a cavity for a power source or it may have a power source located in a body portion of the Miniature Vein Enhancer. The Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to one of several improved needle protectors, or the Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to a body similar to a flashlight for hand held use. The Miniature Vein Enhancer of the present invention may also be attached to a magnifying glass, a flat panel display, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: AccuVein Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Goldman, David Hunt, Mark Mock, Graham Marshal, Stephen P. Conlon, Bob Roth
  • Publication number: 20130139305
    Abstract: An apparatus for maintaining protective eyewear, such as swimming goggles, on a wearer's head includes a neoprene backing and one or more nylon straps. The neoprene backing has a textured surface on the side that rests against a wearer's head. Hook and loop material attached to each end of the one or more nylon straps can be threaded through slots on each side of the protective eyewear to form an adjustable attachment of the strap to the protective eyewear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: RAO HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Pam Rao
  • Patent number: 8454156
    Abstract: A device for enhancing support of eyeglasses on the head of a person. The device is in the form of an independent support member or an adjustable strap having a support member to enhance support of eyeglasses. The strap may include a cushion to provide comfort. The support member includes a hook for supporting the eyeglasses. The device is useful for supporting eyeglasses from the bridge of the nose of a person who has undergone rhinoplasty surgery or for supporting heavy equipment associated with eyeglasses used for surgical applications. The independent support member is easily attached to a head-engaging device and eyeglasses to enhance support of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: James Frederick Frank
  • Patent number: 8448267
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Christian Hahn
  • Patent number: 8443805
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame and a headgear assembly removably attachable to the frame. The headgear assembly includes a pair of side portions and a rear portion that interconnects the pair of side portions. The pair of side portions includes at least one strap. The rear portion has at least one strap constructed of at least two layers of material. One of the layers of material has a more rigid construction than the other of the layers of material to resist compression of the at least one strap of the rear portion in a first direction which resists movement of the at least one strap of the pair of side straps in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Amal S. Amarasinghe, Perry D. Lithgow, Memduh Guney
  • Patent number: 8429797
    Abstract: A buckling device for fastening a belt is provided. The buckling device comprises a first portion, a second portion and an elastic portion. The elastic portion is made of a material with a shore hardness substantially between A10 and A95. The elastic portion contacts the first portion and the second portion, so that the second portion engages with the belt and the belt is fastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: QBAS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Cheng Shiue
  • Patent number: 8272076
    Abstract: A cover for an eyewear strap is provided. The cover may include a first member, a second member associated with the first member and movable toward and away from the first member, and a fastener connected to the first member and the second member for removably connecting the first member to the second member. The cover may be adapted to receive an eyewear strap between the first and second members when the first and second members are disconnected, and the cover may be securable to the eyewear strap when the first and second members are connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Gogglemate, Inc.
    Inventor: Karen R. Tobey
  • Patent number: 8266725
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Publication number: 20120222202
    Abstract: A pair of swim goggles include a lens frame body, a lens unit, and buckle devices, characterized in that each of the buckle devices includes: a resilient element, an engaging arm, and at least a button, wherein the resilient element has a first base plate and a second base plate both bending in a same direction and spaced away from each other, the first and second base plates having end portions at opposite ends thereof, the engaging arm having a connecting end and an engaging end opposite the connecting end, the connecting end connected with the first base plate, the engaging end engaged with a head strap after being assembled, the at least a button having a press portion and a linking portion opposite the press portion, the linking portion connected to one of the end portions of the first and second base plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Global Esprit Inc.
    Inventor: HERMAN CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8250678
    Abstract: A protective eyewear includes a bridge unit, two lens rims, and two sealing gaskets as the major functional components which are made of different silicone materials with different degrees of hardness, and are integrally bonded together to form an integrated goggle frame. The functional components are made of different types of silicone materials as long as they are soft and flexible. Each functional component has a preset hardness determined by the type of silicone material being used, to achieve the different purposes of use for different activities, such as competition or general swimming activity. The functional components are also made into different color to provide aesthetic effect. In additional, the manufacture method not only provides manufacturing different functional components for enabling mix and match design but also facilitates the goggle frame for mass production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Tian Hui Silicone (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ha Heang Sup
  • Patent number: 8237627
    Abstract: A head-mounted device for mounting on the head of a user includes a first pressing member for pressing a first portion of the head from a first direction; a second pressing member for pressing a second portion of the head from a second direction that is different from the first direction; a string member that concatenates the first pressing member and the second pressing member; a structure that guides the string member so that the first and the second pressing members move in the first and the second directions, respectively, according to changes in the length of the string member; and an adjusting unit that adjusts the length of the string member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takaaki Nakabayashi, Toshiyuki Yasuda, Toshiki Ishino, Yoshihiro Saito, Toshiyuki Okuma, Kazuhide Miyata, Hiroshi Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20120186005
    Abstract: A protective lens to be attached to a face mask or used without a face mask as goggles or glasses to cover the eyes of, for example, one playing the game of paintball. The protective lens has a body to be worn over the eyes of a wearer and a thermal backing that is spaced from the lens body to lie closer to the wearer's eyes than the lens body. A volume of air or similar gas is trapped within an air space between the lens body and the thermal backing to prevent the transfer of heat from one to the other. A seal surrounds the air space so that the air trapped therein is isolated from the atmosphere. A rib projecting from the lens body surrounds and lies outside the seal to prevent the seal from becoming saturated with liquid, paint, and the like which might be encountered during play. The trapped air within the air space prevents the protective lens from fogging and obstructing the wearer's view as a consequence of the lens body and the thermal backing having different temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth K. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8225430
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Herman Chiang
  • Patent number: 8209778
    Abstract: The headgear of the present invention includes a headcover with a headcover attaching part on right and left sides of the headcover, wherein a goggle attaching part provided at a back side of an end portion of a belt of a goggle is detachably attached to the headcover attaching part so that the goggle can be attached to the headcover. The goggle of the present invention includes a goggle attaching part at a back side of an end portion of a belt, wherein the goggle attaching part is detachably attached to a headcover attaching part provided at right and left sides of the headcover so that the goggle can be attached to the headcover of the headgear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kimio Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8201275
    Abstract: A protective goggle assembly includes a protective goggle having two side straps, each side strap comprises a free end and a first surface attachment region adjacent to the free end on at least one surface of each side strap; and a strap assembly that encircles the user's head, on each side of the strap assembly a second surface attachment region is provided that is configured to engage the first surface attachment region of the side straps. Free ends of the base band of the strap assembly are connected to an elastic ring to form a complete encircling band. The base band has a tail for securing the base band in position on a helmet. The complete encircling band is configured to fit around a soldier's helmet and the elastic ring being configured to fit over and around a night vision goggle mount at a front of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Revision Military Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Packard, Kimberly Borsa, Adam North Lazar, James Patrick Radigan
  • Patent number: 8171572
    Abstract: A protective goggle assembly includes a protective goggle having two side straps, each side strap comprising a free end and a first surface attachment region adjacent to the free end on at least one surface of each side strap; and a strap assembly that encircles the user's head, on each side of the strap assembly a second surface attachment region is provided that is configured to engage the first surface attachment region of the side straps. The strap assembly includes a base band with opposite free ends and an elastic ring. The free ends of the base band are connected to the elastic ring to form a complete encircling band. The second surface attachment region is carried on two locations of the base band. The complete encircling band is configured to fit around a soldier's helmet and the elastic ring being configured to fit over and around a night vision goggle mount at a front of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Revision Military Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Borsa, Daniel Packard
  • Publication number: 20120096632
    Abstract: A swimming goggle includes an eyepiece frame, a head strap and two fastening assemblies for connecting the eyepiece frame and the head strap. Both sides of the eyepiece frame have a through-hole respectively. Both ends of the head strap have protrusions. The fastening assembly includes a fastening base and a shroud assembled with the fastening base. The fastening base has an operating arm formed with an engaging piece. The fastening base has three tongues, a locking hole corresponding to the through-hole, and a trough for allowing the head strap to pass through. The shroud has a hook disposed through the through-hole and engaged with the locking hole. The inner edge of the shroud is provided with three notches for allowing the three tongues to be inserted therein. By this structure, the present invention can be assembled firmly, and the head strap can be tightened or loosened easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Shu-Fang CHOU
  • Patent number: 8152298
    Abstract: A device for enhancing support of eyeglasses on the head of a person. The device is in the form of an independent support member or an adjustable strap having a support member to enhance support of eyeglasses. The strap may include a cushion to provide comfort. The support member includes a hook for supporting the eyeglasses. The device is useful for supporting eyeglasses from the bridge of the nose of a person who has undergone rhinoplasty surgery or for supporting heavy equipment associated with eyeglasses used for surgical applications. The independent support member is easily attached to a head-engaging device and eyeglasses to enhance support of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: James Frederick Frank
  • Publication number: 20120042441
    Abstract: A swimming goggles buckle is latched to a head strap and swimming goggles. The head strap includes protruding strips. The swimming goggles buckle includes a fastener and a retaining component. The fastener includes connecting legs, a pivot portion and an elastic plate. The connecting legs latch the swimming goggles. The pivot portion is at the middle of the fastener. The elastic plate is installed on a side of the fastener. The retaining component includes a shaft, a latching portion and a press portion. The shaft is pivotally installed in the pivot portion. The latching portion is on a side of the shaft and corresponding to the protruding strips. The press portion is on another side of the shaft and corresponding to the elastic plate. The press portion is pressed to separate the latching portion or latch the protruding strips to adjust the length of the head strap by one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: FIRST RANK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHU-FANG CHOU
  • Patent number: 8117680
    Abstract: A swimming goggles buckle is latched to a head strap and swimming goggles. The head strap includes protruding strips. The swimming goggles buckle includes a fastener and a retaining component. The fastener includes connecting legs, a pivot portion and an elastic plate. The connecting legs latch the swimming goggles. The pivot portion is at the middle of the fastener. The elastic plate is installed on a side of the fastener. The retaining component includes a shaft, a latching portion and a press portion. The shaft is pivotally installed in the pivot portion. The latching portion is on a side of the shaft and corresponding to the protruding strips. The press portion is on another side of the shaft and corresponding to the elastic plate. The press portion is pressed to separate the latching portion or latch the protruding strips to adjust the length of the head strap by one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: First Rank Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Fang Chou
  • Publication number: 20110302702
    Abstract: A pair of swim goggles include left and right frames respectively encircling lenses, position elements, and a pair of strap apparatuses assembled with the left and right frames, respectively. Each of the strap apparatuses includes a coupling element, a propping plate, a releasing plate, and a head strap having multiple retaining slots. The coupling element has a base defining an opening therein for receiving the head strap. The propping plate is mounted to the base with one end thereof, and the other end of the propping plate forms a propping wall in the opening and is spaced away from the base. The releasing plate is provided with a pair of guiding walls on opposite sides thereof with respect to two opposite sides of the opening. Each of the guiding walls has a hook portion. An engaging portion is disposed between the guiding walls with respect to the propping wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: HERMAN CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20110283445
    Abstract: A customizable eyewear for use in water recreational activities includes a main frame member having a first and a second opening and a support surface disposed on an outer surface adjacent to the respective first and second opening. The eyewear also includes a first and a second eyecup disposed in the respective first and second opening. The eyecups include a retention member and a receiving channel between the retention member and the support. An ornamental frame is removably received in the receiving channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: WARNACO SWIMWEAR, INC.
    Inventor: Craig Stiff
  • Publication number: 20110271432
    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: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: GLOBAL ESPRIT INC.
    Inventor: HERMAN CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20110258761
    Abstract: A pair of swimming goggles includes two rigid lenses each having an extension. A stub is formed on a front side of each extension, and a button is formed on a distal end of the stub. A frame includes two ring portions receiving the lenses. Each ring portion includes a receptacle extending into an outer side of the ring portion. The outer side of each ring portion includes front and rear walls delimiting the receptacle, and a through-hole extends through the front wall. The extensions of the lens are received in the receptacles. The stub of each lens extends through the through-hole of the outer side of one of the ring portions. The button of each lens is located outside of the frame. A coupling plate is mounted to each lens and has a through-hole through which the stub of one of the lenses extends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Terry Chou
  • Publication number: 20110219523
    Abstract: Swimming goggles include a frame body, lenses received in the frame body, and buckles assembled on a left side and a right side of the frame body. Each buckle includes a first cover and a second cover assembled together for accommodating and positioning a head strap, and a manipulation element mounted between the first cover and the second cover. The manipulation element has a bias bar and a manual bar interacting with each other to form an L shape for pivoting the first cover with the second cover according to the lever principle, a link arm extending axially from the manual bar, and a first flexible arm and a second flexible arm extending obliquely from opposite ends of the link arm in opposite direction. The first flexible arm and a second flexible arm respectively form a first pressing portion and a second pressing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: GLOBAL ESPRIT INC.
    Inventor: HERMAN CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20110197346
    Abstract: A pair of goggles comprises a frame, a lens, a first goggle outrigger and a second goggle outrigger. Both goggle outriggers include a body and a pair of opposed struts. Each distal end of each goggle outrigger strut has a frame attachment device. Each frame attachment device is attached to a goggle outrigger strut attachment device, such that each goggle outrigger is hingedly affixed to the frame and such that the body of each goggle outrigger can be articulated away from the frame. Each goggle outrigger can be easily deattached from and reattached to the frame without the use of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Roy Burchett
  • Publication number: 20110191948
    Abstract: Swimming goggles include a frame body, lenses received in the frame body, and buckles assembled on left and right side of the frame body. Each buckle has a first cover and a second cover assembled together, and a manipulation element assembled between the first cover and the second cover. The manipulation element has a base bar, a biasing plate formed on an end of the base bar, and two control arms integrally formed on an opposite end of the base bar. Flexible branches respectively extend from the two control arms, and connect with the base bar slantwise. When the free ends of the two control arms are pressed, the branches are pressed and deformed, the base bar being forced to move the pressing plate to a side with an end of the pressing plate as a fulcrum, whereby the pressing plate disengages from the groove of the head strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: HERMAN CHIANG
  • Patent number: 7992228
    Abstract: Protective eyewear includes a frame having a first and second opposing sides and an eye protector joined with the frame. A flexible strap is joined with the first and second sides of the frame. The strap extends around at least a portion of a player's head to position the eye protector over the player's eyes. A connector is rotatably joined with the first side of the frame so that the connector rotates in a plane generally parallel to a temple of the player. The connector is joined with the strap so that the strap can rotate relative to the frame and includes a limiter that limits the rotation of the connector. A strap diverter is adjustably positioned along the strap and divides the strap into first and second strap portions that extend at an angle relative to one another and define a space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Warrior Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduard U. Milea, Kyle L. Lamson
  • Patent number: 7966701
    Abstract: A buckle includes a strap slidably looped around a strut proximate a front opening of a housing, a spring-biased, lever-like ratchet having front and rear sections and a front engagement tooth adapted to matingly engage with one of a plurality of rack teeth on an upper surface of the strap, and two opposite pivotal arms extending outside of the housing. Pressing the arms will push down the rear section to lift the front section to disengage the engagement tooth from the rack tooth, thereby adjusting the buckle in discrete increments to tighten the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Qbas Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Cheng Shiue