Rimless Mounting Patents (Class 351/110)
  • Patent number: 10585297
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens fastening consists of a structural part and a sleeve. The sleeve is slidable into an elongated hole of an ophthalmic lens, and one end of the structural part is slidable into the sleeve such that a latching connection with a press fit is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GOETTI SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Sven Goetti
  • Patent number: 10571714
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a snap-fit temple interface of a lens. The snap-fit temple interface includes a first snap-fit feature and a second snap-fit feature. The first snap-fit feature of the lens is configured to be engaged with a first corresponding snap-fit feature of a temple assembly. The first snap-fit feature is configured to be engaged with the first corresponding snap-fit feature by a first movement of the lens in a first direction relative to the temple assembly followed by a second movement of the lens in a second direction relative to the temple assembly. The second snap-fit feature of the lens is configured to be engaged with a second corresponding snap-fit feature of the temple assembly. The second snap-fit feature is configured to be engaged with the second snap-fit feature by the second movement of the lens in the second direction relative to the temple assembly. The first direction is substantially perpendicular to the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Eye Protection IP Holding
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Chen, Chen Chang Wang Lee, Zong-Lin Du
  • Patent number: 10539810
    Abstract: Interchangeably lenses and attachment assemblies for eyewear with removable temples are described. An example attachment assembly for removably magnetically attaching an eyewear temple to a lens may include a magnetic latch having a first latch portion and a second latch portions movably (e.g., pivotably) coupled to the temple. The first and second latch portions may be configured to be positioned on opposite sides of the lens by a carrier. The first and second latch portions may be configured to magnetically attract one another in a magnetic attraction direction. The carrier may be configured to restrict movement of at least one of the first and second latch portions in a second direction opposite the magnetic attraction direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Smith Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Thorsell, Matt Capozzi, Nicolas Ramirez, Michael Qualls, Scott Layton, Sean Nemoto, James Andrew Chilson
  • Patent number: 10527868
    Abstract: An eyeglass assembly with a bridge frame having temple tab thru-holes and lens retention receivers; a nose bridge insert; at least one lens in a single lens configuration with tabs configured to insert into the lens retention receivers of the bridge frame such that the lens tabs, or a portion thereof, protrude through temple tab thru-holes. In some embodiments, the eyeglasses are frameless, having first and second temple lugs with temple tab thru-holes and lens locking features; at least one lens in a single lens configuration having lens tabs, lens retention steps, lug locking notches; and a nose bridge insert. In some embodiments, the eyeglass assembly has a bridge frame with an integral nose bridge, two lenses, each lens having a lens tab, and a lens retention step, further having a lens hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Roka Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Allen Canales, Kurt Robert Spenser, Tobin Rohrbach, James Donald Oman, David S. Ginther, John Brandon Currie, Steven Oldham, Eric Baptiste Suburu, Mark Niiro, Jonathan McCann, Mark Stephens
  • Patent number: 10394049
    Abstract: An eyeglass assembly with a bridge frame having temple tab thru-holes and lens retention receivers; a nose bridge insert; at least one lens in a single lens configuration with tabs configured to insert into the lens retention receivers of the bridge frame such that the lens tabs, or a portion thereof, protrude through temple tab thru-holes. In some embodiments, the eyeglasses are frameless, having first and second temple lugs with temple tab thru-holes and lens locking features; at least one lens in a single lens configuration having lens tabs, lens retention steps, lug locking notches; and a nose bridge insert. In some embodiments, the eyeglass assembly has a bridge frame with an integral nose bridge, two lenses, each lens having a lens tab, and a lens retention step, further having a lens hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Roka Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Allen Canales, Kurt Robert Spenser, Tobin Rohrbach, James Donald Oman, David S. Ginther, John Brandon Currie, Steven Oldham, Eric Baptiste Suburu, Mark Niiro, Jonathan McCann, Mark Stephens
  • Patent number: 10371961
    Abstract: User configurable eyeglasses employing retention of lenses in eyeglass frames using elastic cushion connectors may include a pair of lenses, each lens comprising at least one tab extending from the lens. An eyeglasses frame may define at least two fittings, each fitting positioned to receive one tab extending from a lens and each fitting sized larger than the tab to be received. A plurality of eyeglass lens retention cushions are each adapted to be disposed in one of the fittings and to receive one of the tabs. Each eyeglass lens retention cushion might have an elastic cushion body having a relaxed, or in situ, exterior size larger than an interior socket of the fittings and may have an interior opening with a relaxed, or in situ, size smaller than a tab extending from an eyeglasses lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Peiqi Jiang, John Guerra
  • Patent number: 10299671
    Abstract: A Slit-lamp-or-Microscope-Integrated-OCT-Refractometer system includes an eye-visualization system, configured to provide a visual image of an imaged region in an eye; an Optical Coherence Tomographic (OCT) imaging system, configured to generate an OCT image of the imaged region; a refractometer, configured to generate a refractive mapping of the imaged region; and an analyzer, configured to determine refractive characteristics of the eye based on the OCT image and the refractive mapping, wherein the refractometer and the OCT imaging system are integrated into the eye visualization system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Alexander N. Artsyukhovich, Z. Aras Aslan, Lingfeng Yu, Mikhail Boukhny
  • Patent number: 10197814
    Abstract: An eyewear may include a lens and first and second temples individually removably attachable to opposite ends of the lens. The eyewear may include an attachment mechanism coupled to each of the temples, which includes a tab portion, a lever portion, a magnet attached to one of the tab or lever portions, and a magnetic material, which may be another magnet or a ferromagnetic material, attached to the other one of the tab or lever portions. The magnet and magnetic material are arranged on opposing sides of the tab and lever portions to urge them in a first direction towards one another. A carrier may be attached to each of the first and second end portions and may be configured to position the tab and lever portions on opposite sides of the lens as well as to constrain movement of the tab portion along a direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Smith Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Thorsell, Matt Capozzi, Nicolas Ramirez, Michael Qualls, Scott Layton, Sean Nemoto, James Andrew Chilson
  • Patent number: 9889001
    Abstract: A multifocal intraocular lens has an anterior lens surface which includes a first optic of a first radius and a second optic of a different radius. The posterior surface of the lens include an aspheric surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lenstec Barbados Inc.
    Inventor: John Clough
  • Patent number: 9864210
    Abstract: An elastic eyeglass temple includes: a main body; one or more holes which are formed in one predetermined section or respectively in plural predetermined sections of the main body and which, if plural, can be spaced apart or in communication with one another; and one or more flexible members which correspond in configuration to the hole or respectively to the plural holes, which are fitted in the hole or respectively in the plural holes, and which lie compliantly along the main body, such that the one or more flexible members form a single unit with the main body. Once pivotally connected to the corresponding lateral end of an eyeglass frame, the eyeglass temple can stay elastic and provide an elastic contact with a lateral side of the user's head even after it has been pulled outward repeatedly for some time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Jiann Lih Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen Chang Wang Lee
  • Patent number: 9804414
    Abstract: An eyeglass structure is provided, including a lens and a pair of temples. Two ends of the lens are respectively disposed with a pair of connecting parts and a position limiting part, wherein the position limiting part and the pair of connecting parts are disposed at intervals. Each connecting part has a pivot hole, and the position limiting part has a concave part. One end of each of temple is disposed with a pair of connecting arms, and a space is formed between the pair of connecting arms. One side of each connecting arm is pivotally connected to the pivot hole, and the pair of the connecting arms are respectively received in the spaces. A part of the pair of connecting arms of each temple selectively moves to the concave part, thereby separating the pair of connecting arms from the pair of connecting parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ASWAN INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Yung-An Chen
  • Patent number: 9427359
    Abstract: An adjustable eyelid cover device and method for protecting a user's eyelids from being sunburned. The adjustable eyelid cover device and method includes an eyelid cover assembly including a pair of eyelid cover members being adapted to fit over a user's eyelids when a user has one's eyes closed; an elastic band adjustably interconnecting the eyelid cover members and being adapted to fasten about a user's head to position the eyelid cover members over the user's eyelids; and a size adjustment member engagable to at least a portion of the elastic band to adjust a size of the elastic band about the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Mark C. Engstrom
  • Patent number: 9182612
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for fastening the bridge (30) or the hinge elements (10, 20) connecting the temples (A) to the lenses (L) of eyeglasses, where the ends of the bridge (30), as well as each of the ends (12, 22) of the temple connecting hinge elements (10, 20) which is directed towards the respective lens is furnished with a respective fork-shaped structure, with at least one pair of prongs (33-34, 36-37, 13-14, 23-24) lying in the plane at right angles to the plane of the lenses and where each lens is provided with holes (61-62, 63-64) located at the points of connection with the ends of the bridge (30) and/or of the temple connecting hinge elements (10, 20). The holes are equal in number to the number of prongs on the respective fork-shaped structures and comprise, inside them, respective tubular sleeves (53, 54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: LUXOTTICA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Arcadio Vignato
  • Patent number: 9134549
    Abstract: Eyeglass frame elements may include a bridge and temples, and for an accessory attached to eyeglasses, one or more clips. Each of these elements includes an attachment point to the lens. For this attachment point a terminal portion of a metal wire is received through a first of two apertures formed through a lens adjacent an edge thereof. A remaining portion of the metal wire is received through a second of the two apertures. A first bend in the metal wire between the terminal portion and the remaining portion located is formed between the two apertures. This first bend is adjacent to a surface of the lens. A second bend in the metal wire is formed adjacent the second of the two apertures so that at least part of the terminal portion is adjacent an outside edge of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: William Stevenson
  • Patent number: 9022557
    Abstract: A pair of frameless eyeglasses includes a lens having two holes defined therethrough. Two temples each have a connection unit and the connection unit has a slot at a front end thereof. Two sides of the lens are engaged with the two respective slots. A resilient member has one end connected to the connection unit and the other end of the resilient member separates from the connection unit and extends toward the slot. A block is formed on the second end of each of the resilient member and engaged with the hole of the lens corresponding thereto. The temple can be easily separated from the lens by pushing the block out from the hole of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Chih-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 8985762
    Abstract: An eyeglass assembly which comprises (1) an eyeglass lens comprising a body portion and an engaging portion, and (2) a frame member which is fitted to the engaging portion, and (3) a securing member which is bonded to the engaging portion and to surfaces of the frame member which, in the absence of the securing member, are exposed to the atmosphere. In one method, the assembly is produced by applying a securing member, generally a laminar member, to exposed surfaces of the engaging portion and of the frame member fitted to the engaging portion, and securing the securing member to those exposed surfaces by an adhesive. In another method, the assembly is produced by heating and deforming part of the engaging portion of the lens so that it spreads out over adjacent surfaces of the frame member, thus forming a melt bonded securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Beta Frames LLC
    Inventor: Robert B. Zider
  • Patent number: 8926090
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame assembly includes temple mounting portions and temple units. Each temple mounting portion has front and rear faces and an engagement hole. Each temple unit includes a temple arm and a pivot member. The temple arm has a connection portion that is inserted into the engagement hole and that is provided with a pivot hole. The pivot member is pivoted to the connection portion and is mounted on the temple mounting portion, and has a pivot pin that is pivotally inserted into the pivot hole. The pivot member resides in the engagement hole and engages the front and rear faces of the respective one of the temple mounting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Yih Tah Optics, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Hsiang Tsai
  • Patent number: 8894200
    Abstract: An eyewear frame has a forehead bridge that rests and is supported on a forehead of a user. A lens is mounted to the frame and both the lens and the frame are free of contact with a nose of the user. A pair of temples extends continuously from the forehead bridge and rest on and is supported by sides of a head of the user above ears of the user without touching the ears of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Addo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Jaclyn L. Jirsa, Roy P. Prosise
  • Publication number: 20140333887
    Abstract: A pair of rimless spectacles includes two lenses, a frame including two temple units and a bridge, and a connection mechanism. The connection mechanism includes a plurality of first connectors spacedly provided at the lenses at a predetermined location and a plurality of second connectors provided at a predetermined location of each of the temple units and the bridge respectively, wherein the second connectors are coupled with the first connectors respectively to couple the temple units at two outer sides of the lenses respectively and to couple the bridge between two inner sides of the lenses respectively in a tool-less manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Yu Siu, Wenjie Dai
  • Publication number: 20140333888
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame assembly includes temple mounting portions and temple units. Each temple mounting portion has front and rear faces and an engagement hole. Each temple unit includes a temple arm and a pivot member. The temple arm has a connection portion that is inserted into the engagement hole and that is provided with a pivot hole. The pivot member is pivoted to the connection portion and is mounted on the temple mounting portion, and has a pivot pin that is pivotally inserted into the pivot hole. The pivot member resides in the engagement hole and engages the front and rear faces of the respective one of the temple mounting portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: YIH TAH OPTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Hsiang Tsai
  • Patent number: 8876282
    Abstract: An eyewear system for supporting one or more lenses on the face. Each lens is supported by receipt between a pair of suction cups on opposing prongs extending from an arm having a ball-end, the ball end received within a socket/cavity in a bridge piece engaged to the nose. The cavities may be formed with multiple apertures to opposing surfaces such that the arm can be rotated about the ball so as to permit the lens to be moved out of the line of site of the wearer. Multiple lenses may be supported in series within the prongs of a lens clip, in which case a double-sided suction cup is positioned between them to properly secure and space them. Removable temple pieces are optionally provided to support the lens over the ear, the temple pieces being engaged to the outside edges of the lens(es) with suction cup enabled lens clips as at the bridge piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Taylor, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140268007
    Abstract: Eyewear can include lenses having perimeters that are customized for an intended wearer. The perimeter of the lenses can be determined based on anatomical features of the wearer's face, the wearer's field of vision, or other parameters specific to that individual. Determination of the lens perimeters can involve developing a three-dimensional model of a wearer's face and/or head, demarcating a lens perimeter over an obtained image of a user's face, or delineating the boundary of a wearer's peripheral vision. A provisional lens perimeter obtained by any of these methods may be modified in curvature and/or size to arrive at a desired final lens perimeter. Customized lenses can be fabricated based on the determined lens perimeters. The customized lenses can be assembled into completed eyewear that is customized for a wearer, for example having shapes, sizes, and designs not otherwise possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Adi Ben-Shahar
  • Publication number: 20140253865
    Abstract: An eyewear device is provided which has lenses positioned above the temples when worn yielding an unobstructed view below the bottom of both lenses. The lower edge of the lenses may be curved toward the upper edge to increase the viewing area and the lenses may be rotationally engaged to temples to allow changes in viewing angle through them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Murad A. Sunalp, Donn K. Harms
  • Publication number: 20140240654
    Abstract: An eyeglass assembly which comprises (1) an eyeglass lens comprising a body portion and an engaging portion, and (2) a frame member which is fitted to the engaging portion, and (3) a securing member which is bonded to the engaging portion and to surfaces of the frame member which, in the absence of the securing member, are exposed to the atmosphere. In one method, the assembly is produced by applying a securing member, generally a laminar member, to exposed surfaces of the engaging portion and of the frame member fitted to the engaging portion, and securing the securing member to those exposed surfaces by an adhesive. In another method, the assembly is produced by heating and deforming part of the engaging portion of the lens so that it spreads out over adjacent surfaces of the frame member, thus forming a melt bonded securing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Robert B. Zider
  • Patent number: 8783861
    Abstract: A first device is provided that comprises a frame. The frame further comprises a lens housing adapted to support a first lens and a second lens, a first temple movable coupled to the lens housing, and a second temple movably coupled to the lens housing. The first device further comprises a first spring mechanism coupled to the first temple and the lens housing. A first conductive path is provided from the first temple to the lens housing for at least one position of the first temple relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: PixelOptics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Yongping Wang
  • Patent number: 8777404
    Abstract: A temporary eyeglass frame for securing left and right corrective lenses for wearing in front of a person's eyes includes a nosepiece assembly has a bridge area formed to rest on the bridge of a person's nose, and a left lens clamp on a left side of the central area for securing a portion of a left corrective lens and a right lens clamp on a right side of the central area for securing a portion of a right corrective lens. A left temple assembly has a left temple lens clamp for securing an opposite end of the left corrective lens and a temple extending rearwardly therefrom for supporting engagement with wearer's left ear, and a right temple assembly has a right temple lens clamp for securing an opposite end of the right corrective lens and a temple extending rearwardly therefrom for supporting engagement with wearer's right ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Luis Herrera
  • Patent number: 8668330
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided that can comprise a frame, a lens, and at least one lens retention mechanism that can secure the lens relative to the frame. The frame can support at least one lens in a field of view of a wearer. The frame can include a first ear stem and a second ear stem that allows the frame to be worn on the wearer's head. The retention mechanism can be supported by the frame and/or the lens and can be movable or fixed relative to the frame and/or the lens. In some embodiments, the retention mechanism comprises a latch device having an engagement structure that moves along a path of motion that intersects the lens. The retention component can engage an engagement portion of the lens to securing the lens relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Reyes, Ryan Anthony Calilung, Jason Paul Janavicius, Hanz Karsten Moritz
  • Patent number: 8641187
    Abstract: A pair of rotary glasses comprising a lens, a glasses leg, and a pivot element. The support portion includes a second pivot portion corresponding to the first pivotal transverse through hole. The pivot element is passed through the first pivotal transverse through hole and the second pivot portion to pivotally couple each glasses leg. With this structural design, a user can longitudinally rotate the support portion by using the pivot element as an axis towards or away from the upper edge of the lens or the glasses frame so that the folding portion of the glasses leg and the lens or the glasses frame can support the rotary glasses on a disposing surface securely. Therefore, the rotary glasses will not lose balance or topple over by a slight external force so as to prevent the lens or the glasses frame from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: High Rainbow Ent, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsing-Chen Li
  • Patent number: 8622541
    Abstract: A pair of spectacles which comprises (A) a pair of lenses, each lens having an engaging portion on its periphery, and (B) a pair of temple arms, each of which comprises (1) a side member, (2) an auxiliary member, and (3) a return member which comprises an attachment portion fitted to an engaging portion of a lens; the auxiliary member (i) being connected to the side member and to the front of the return member, and (ii) providing a front surface of the temple arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Robert B. Zider
  • Patent number: 8613515
    Abstract: A lens receptor that includes relief mechanism, such as a kerf-like slotted spring lock, that releases under pressure to allow the insertion of the lens and once inserted, provides sufficient force to retain the lens in position even during athletic activity. The lock includes an interior space that includes latches. The lens includes catches and detents that correspond to the latches. In operation, the lock is forced into the open position as the catches of the lens are forced to the backside of the latches, and as the lock closes, the latches are forced into the detents thereby securing the lens to the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Tifosi Optics Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Patent number: 8465150
    Abstract: An eyeglass assembly comprising a frame member comprising a tubular terminal portion (2), and eyeglass lens (11) having an engaging portion (112) to which the frame member is fitted, and a composition (219) which (i) provides at least part of an interface between the engaging portion and the frame member and (ii) extends at least part way into a passage (215, 115) which passes from the interface to an exposed face of the frame member or of the lens. The composition can be a UV-cured adhesive which can be weakened by heat so that the assembly can be easily disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: The Beta Group LLC
    Inventors: Robert B Zider, John F. Krumme, Brian A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8465149
    Abstract: A pair of rimless spectacles includes two lenses, a frame including two temple units and a bridge, and a connection mechanism. The connection mechanism includes a plurality of first connectors spacedly provided at the lenses at a predetermined location and a plurality of second connectors provided at a predetermined location of each of the temple units and the bridge respectively, wherein the second connectors are coupled with the first connectors respectively to couple the temple units at two outer sides of the lenses respectively and to couple the bridge between two inner sides of the lenses respectively in a tool-less manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Yu Siu, Wenjie Dai
  • Publication number: 20130128218
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for fastening the bridge (30) or the hinge elements (10, 20) connecting the temples (A) to the lenses (L) of eyeglasses, where the ends of the bridge (30), as well as each of the ends (12, 22) of the temple connecting hinge elements (10, 20) which is directed towards the respective lens is furnished with a respective fork-shaped structure, with at least one pair of prongs (33-34, 36-37, 13-14, 23-24) lying in the plane at right angles to the plane of the lenses and where each lens is provided with holes (61-62, 63-64) located at the points of connection with the ends of the bridge (30) and/or of the temple connecting hinge elements (10, 20). The holes are equal in number to the number of prongs on the respective fork-shaped structures and comprise, inside them, respective tubular sleeves (53, 54).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: LUXOTTICA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Arcadio Vignato
  • Publication number: 20130114037
    Abstract: A lens receptor that includes relief mechanism, such as a kerf-like slotted spring lock, that releases under pressure to allow the insertion of the lens and once inserted, provides sufficient force to retain the lens in position even during athletic activity. The lock includes an interior space that includes latches. The lens includes catches and detents that correspond to the latches. In operation, the lock is forced into the open position as the catches of the lens are forced to the backside of the latches, and as the lock closes, the latches are forced into the detents thereby securing the lens to the lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: William J. Earley
  • Publication number: 20130063694
    Abstract: A pair of spectacles which comprises (A) a pair of lenses, each lens having an engaging portion on its periphery, and (B) a pair of temple arms, each of which comprises (1) a side member, (2) an auxiliary member, and (3) a return member which comprises an attachment portion fitted to an engaging portion of a lens; the auxiliary member (i) being connected to the side member and to the front of the return member, and (ii) providing a front surface of the temple arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Robert B. Zider
  • Patent number: 8322849
    Abstract: Eyeglass assemblies including an eyeglass lens having an engaging portion. Under typical conditions of use, the engaging portion is maintained in contact with an eyeglass frame member by means of a removable bonding member (RBM). Under selected atypical ambient conditions, the RBM changes so that the engaging portion and the frame member can be separated. The engaging portion can extend from the lens, or can be a recess in the lens. The RBM can be a suitable adhesive (RBA), or a component composed of a shape memory metal (RBSMA) or a material which softens when subjected to heat or other atypical condition. The engaging portion can be shaped and treated to reduce stresses therein. Similarly, the open ends of an eyeglass rim can be maintained in contact with each other under typical conditions of use by an RBA or an RBSMA so that the rim is positioned around an eyeglass lens, but can be released under selected atypical ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Beta Frames LLC
    Inventors: John F. Krumme, Robert B. Zider, Brian A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8320710
    Abstract: The device includes: bearing element (55) for the lens (100); element (53) for acquiring a global image (90) of the drill hole (110) of the lens (100) in a lighting direction (D51, A52), or image acquisition direction (A53); element (54) for processing the image when the lens is carried by the carrier element (55). The processing element (54) designed for determining, from the global image of the drill hole (110) the position of center (C1) of the opening of the drill hole (110) that gives onto one of the faces (98) of the lens (100) and/or the transverse dimension of the opening of the drill hole (110) that corresponds to the desired transverse dimension (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventor: Philippe Pinault
  • Publication number: 20120281180
    Abstract: A pair of rimless s eyeglass frame which comprising a pair of lenses, a pair of temple units and a bridge, wherein each lens has at least one slot with a blocking surface that is provided at a predetermined location of the lenses to engage with the press element of the fasten apparatuses that connected to the temple units or the bridge, so as to securely mount the temple units and the bridge onto the lenses to form a pair of rimless eyeglass frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Tony Xin Xiao
  • Patent number: 8300983
    Abstract: Method of determining the position of a target drill hole to be drilled in a target corrective lens having an expected target outline after shaping, the position being determined from a reference lens having a reference outline and at least one reference drill hole, the method includes: acquiring an image and at least one characteristic of the curvature of the reference lens; determining, in the acquisition plane, the reference distance in projection between the projection of a reference anchor point of the associated reference lens and the reference lens and the projection of a reference drilling point of the reference drill hole calculating the three-dimensional reference distance between the reference anchor point and the reference drilling point as a function of the characteristic of the curvature of the reference lens (100) and of the determined reference distance; and determining the position of the target drilling point for the target drill hole of the target corrective lens as a function of the calcul
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventor: Philippe Pinault
  • Patent number: 8292425
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes a lens, a couple of right and left elastically deformable frames attached to respective side end portions of the lens, and a couple of right and left temples attached to the respective frames. A frame fitting portion is provided at each of the side end portions of the lens and a lens fitting hole is provided in a front portion of each of the frames. The frame fitting portion fits into the lens fitting hole so that the lens is detachably attached to each of the frames. The volume of the frames is reduced to lighten the weight of the eyeglasses as a whole. With the eyeglasses, a forward vision of a wearer is guaranteed when he leans forward, and easy lens exchange is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuya Takeshi
  • Patent number: 8270089
    Abstract: A method of forming thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) into an optical lens. Suitable TPUs contain urethane (—NHCOO—) repeating units that are present in at least 23% by weight. This range of urethane weights is an indicator of a flexural modulus above 1,400 MPa. The TPUs have refractive indices above 1.54 and Abbe numbers above 27. They have glass transition temperatures above about 100 degrees C. The selected TPU can be injection molded to form ophthalmic lenses, that are well suited for use in rimless spectacles. The lenses are highly solvent resistant, while at the same time being readily tintable. The lenses made according the invention meet FDA 21 CFR 801.41 Impact Requirement, and ANSI Z87.1 high velocity impact (HVI) standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Hao-Wen Chiu, Roger A. Mayr, Leanirith Yean
  • Patent number: 8260450
    Abstract: An eyeglass lens processing apparatus for forming a hole on an eyeglass lens to attach a rimless frame to the lens, includes: a lens chuck that holds the lens; a drilling tool; a designating unit that designates a position of a hole; a unit that measures or inputs an inclined angle of a refractive surface of the lens at the designated hole position; an arithmetic unit that obtains a hole angle with respect to a predetermined reference axis based on the inclined angle; a control unit that controls a positional relationship between the held lens and the drilling tool based on the obtained hole angle to perform a drilling; and an input unit that inputs a modified hole angle based on the obtained hole angle. The control unit controls the positional relationship between the held lens and the drilling tool based on the modified hole angle to perform a re-drilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nidek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyoji Takeichi
  • Patent number: 8256893
    Abstract: A circumferentially elongated flat recessed portion (13) is formed in the outer edge surface (2c-b) of a spectacle lens (2). The distal end of a lens holding portion (9) is bent in a J shape to form an insertion portion (9A). The insertion portion (9A) is inserted into the recessed portion (13) and fixed in position using an adhesive (15). Thus, the spectacle lens (2) can be reliably held by the lens holding portion (9) with strong bonding between the spectacle lens (2) and the lens holding portion (9) free from the possibility of a reduction in bonding strength or fall-off upon twisting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Norihisa Onoda, Asako Kawano, Yukihiro Izumitani, Yasushi Sakai
  • Patent number: 8246165
    Abstract: There are provided eyeglasses in which an elastically deformable locking member comprising a pair of locking claws is projectingly provided in at least one location of an outer peripheral edge of a lens. An angle at which a centerline of one locking claw intersects with a centerline of the other locking claw is 10 to 120 degrees. The locking member is locked to at least either of a lens frame and a nose pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Hadehara
  • Patent number: 8192016
    Abstract: A pair of rimless spectacles includes two lenses, a frame including two temple units and a bridge, and a connection mechanism. The connection mechanism includes a plurality of first connectors spacedly provided at the lenses at a predetermined location and a plurality of second connectors provided at a predetermined location of each of the temple units and the bridge respectively, wherein the second connectors are coupled with the first connectors respectively to couple the temple units at two outer sides of the lenses respectively and to couple the bridge between two inner sides of the lenses respectively in a tool-less manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Yu Siu
  • Patent number: 8157372
    Abstract: A method for assembling a rimless spectacle has acts of forming multiple circular through holes in a lens of the rimless spectacle, forming two cavities respectively at two ends of a diameter of each through hole to form a non-circular connecting hole in the lens with a forming tool and assembling multiple connecting elements to the lens. Each connecting element has a plug securely connected to and held in one of the connecting holes in the lens. The plug has a non-circular cross section corresponding to the shape of the corresponding connecting hole and is slightly bigger than the corresponding connecting hole. In the assembling the connecting elements to the lens, the plug on each connecting element is forced to pressed into and be securely held in the corresponding connecting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Yuet-Charn Leung
  • Patent number: 8142012
    Abstract: Eyeglasses, the eyeglasses defining substantially opposed lateral sides, the eyeglasses comprising: a pair of lenses provided in a substantially side-by-side relationship relative to each other between the eyeglasses lateral sides; a pair of connectors each provided substantially adjacent a respective one of the eyeglasses lateral sides; and a pair of side arms, each of the side arms being pivotally coupled to a respective one of the connectors so as to be pivotable in a side arm pivoting plane to a closed, an opened, an extended and a released configuration. In the closed configuration, the side arms are each substantially adjacent and substantially parallel to the lenses. In the opened configuration, the side arms extend substantially perpendicular to the lenses. In the released configuration, the side arms are located opposite to the lenses relatively to the connector and are substantially freely pivotable in the side arm pivoting plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventors: Ramak Radmard, Michael Toulch
  • Publication number: 20110304813
    Abstract: A pair of rimless spectacles comprises a pair of lenses, a pair of temple units and a bridge. Each lens includes at least two open slots that provided at a predetermined location and an open recess is formed on top of each open slot on the rear side of the lens. The open recess has a declined surface declining from the peripheral edge toward to inner portion of the lens. Each temple unit includes at least one fasten apparatus and the bridge has two, when each fasten apparatuses of each temple units and the bridge has been inserted into the open slot and the open recess of each lenses respectively, the lenses can be securely locked up by the fasten apparatus to form a pair of rimless spectacles while the declined surface of the open recess will block and prevent the fasten apparatus moving out from the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Tony Xin Xiao
  • Patent number: 8061836
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing spectacles of the type which does not have a lens-holding frame and which has a single, wrap-around front lens structure that can extend laterally beyond the main visual regions, and which also has respective arms for the lateral support of the spectacles, predominant portions of the respective lateral arms of the spectacles are produced integrally with the front lens structure by a process for the forming of plastics material with which a semi-finished lens is produced, so that the spectacles are consequently produced in a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: SAFILO Societa Azionaria Fabbrica Lavorazione Occhiali S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimiliano Tabacchi
  • Publication number: 20110279770
    Abstract: Provided is a lens-fixing apparatus for rimless spectacles, which provides a comfortable wearing sensation while reducing costs and assembly procedures, and providing aesthetically pleasing and elegant design, thus improving the quality of rimless spectacles and strengthening the competitiveness thereof in domestic and global markets. The lens-fixing apparatus for rimless spectacles includes hinges having legs at the rear portions thereof and which are connected to each lens, respectively and bolts and nuts for fastening the lenses to a nose frame which interconnects the lenses, wherein each of said bolts has a bolt body that integrally protrudes from one or both sides of the hinge body of the hinge, and from one or both sides of the nose frame body of the nose frame, and said bolt body is threaded through a post-processing so as to be coupled with the nut, thereby fastening the lenses of the rimless spectacles together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Hak Hwang Bo, Won Il Hwang Bo