Extensible (e.g., With Adjustable Sleeve Member Patents (Class 351/118)
  • Patent number: 10466492
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to side arm assemblies for head worn computers which may include a temple section and an ear horn section, where the temple section may include a first-side securing attachment system with a pin securing mechanism and the ear horn section may include a second-side securing attachment system with a pin member adapted to mate with the first-side securing attachment system, wherein the first-side and second-side securing attachment systems are adapted to secure the ear horn section to the temple section with a rotation of the pin securing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10139650
    Abstract: The present invention generally concerns a one piece eyewear having concealed hinges made via 3D printing. More specifically, the invention includes a U-shaped hinge with irregular offsets that are blended parametric curves that connect a lens frame to temple bars. The hinge is most flexible at its parabolic cross section and allows the temple bars to open and close, mimicking the rotational and stress bearing properties of traditional mechanical hinges. The eyewear is sculpted in a 3D modeling program that exports digital instructions for rendering the hinges, lens frame, and temple bars as a single construct by a 3D printer. The one piece eyewear is capable of accepting prescription or non-prescription lenses. A method for making the eyewear having concealed hinges is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy James
  • Patent number: 9829921
    Abstract: A foldable frame assembly is adapted for an optical touch device. The foldable frame assembly includes a first frame, a second frame and a third frame. The second frame is pivotally connected to a first end of the first frame and the third frame is pivotally connected to a second end of the first frame, wherein the first end is opposite to the second end. The second frame and the third frame can rotate with respect to the first frame so as to be folded or expanded with respect to the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: You-Xin Liu, Jr-Shiung Jang, Chia-Te Chou, Shou-Te Wei, Shih-Che Chien, Po-Liang Huang
  • Patent number: 9523863
    Abstract: A lens assembly structure of half frame spectacle mainly comprises a half frame having at least one lens mounting portion. At least one lens is to be assembled to the corresponding lens mounting portion with its projections fitted into inlay grooves of the lens mounting portion. Two link assembly cavities are respectively provided on both sides of the half frame within which links can be respectively assembled. Each link has a limit hole provided for passing-through of a fastening member. Each temple is pivotally connected to the corresponding link. The lens can be fixed firmly in the half frame and replaced very easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Prohero Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pen-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9335561
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pair of spectacles, comprising a viewing portion and two side arms that are each connected to the viewing portion, each side arm including a first portion and a second portion sliding relative to one another in a sliding direction between a retracted position and an extended position, said pair of spectacles being characterized in that: the first portion includes a first pair of legs extending in the sliding direction; the second portion includes a second pair of legs extending in the sliding direction; and the first pair of legs and the second pair of legs are mutually engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Louis Vuitton Malletier
    Inventors: Nathalie Grosjean, Arcangelo Costantin
  • Patent number: 9223149
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sidepiece (3) comprising a reinforcement (5) that is to be hinged onto a frame (2). The sidepiece (3) includes: a first strip (11) for covering a first portion of the reinforcement (5); a second strip (12) for covering a second portion of the reinforcement (5); a first connection means (21) for guiding the first strip (11) in translation and holding same on the reinforcement (5); and a second connection means (22) for guiding at least the second strip (12) in translation and holding same on the reinforcement (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: KILLINE OPTICAL LTD
    Inventor: Francois Gardaz
  • Patent number: 9201251
    Abstract: The assembly for attaching a side shield to an eyewear temple includes a temple having an outer side and an inner side. A locking member is connected to the inner side of the temple. A side shield, having a complementary locking member to the locking member on the inner side of the temple is removably connected thereto. The side shield is attached to the inner side of the temple to avoid obstruction or distortion of the outer ornamental side of the eyewear temple by the side shield while still providing superior eyewear protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: The Hilsinger Company
    Inventors: Thomas M. Sadler, Michael D. Lennox
  • Patent number: 9164293
    Abstract: A novel pair of eyewear includes a frame, one or more optically active eyepieces, a first temple piece and a second temple piece. The first and second temple pieces each include an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the length and angle of the first and second temple pieces. In a particular embodiment, the first and second temple pieces each include a locking mechanism for fixing the length and angle of the first and second temple pieces with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Julian Farnam
  • Publication number: 20150085243
    Abstract: An arm (1) of spectacles (8) having a frame member (81) includes an arm rod (10) and an adjustable hanging assembly (20). The adjustable hanging assembly (20) comprises a hanging part (21) connected to the arm rod (10) and a positioning member (22) disposed between the arm rod (10) and the hanging part (21). Thus, the comfort of a user wearing spectacles can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: GAZELLE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shang-Tai WU
  • Patent number: 8950863
    Abstract: An image photographing apparatus includes; an acquiring unit configured to acquire an image of an eye to be inspected, a measuring unit configured to measure movement of the eye to be inspected based on the image, a predicting unit configured to predict the movement of the eye to be inspected based on a cycle of the movement of the eye to be inspected which has been measured by the measuring unit, and a control unit configured to control an acquisition position where the acquiring unit acquires the image based on the movement of the eye to be inspected which has been predicted by the predicting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Makihira
  • 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: 20140285764
    Abstract: A fitness adjustment mechanism for eyeglass temples is revealed. The fitness adjustment mechanism is disposed on an eyeglass frame, a temple or between the eyeglass frame and the temple. The fitness adjustment mechanism includes an adjustment hole and a projecting pin. A receiving fixing slot is formed on each of two ends of the adjustment hole and a narrow channel is located between the two receiving fixing slots. The transverse distance of the channel is smaller than an inner diameter of the receiving fixing slot. The diameter of the projecting pin is no more than the inner diameter of the receiving fixing slot and is a bit larger than the transverse distance of the channel. Thus an angle of the temple is changed by the projecting pin mounted into different receiving fixing slot for adjusting fitness of eyeglasses. People feel comfortable with the eyeglasses on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: PROHERO GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PEN-WEI CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140244438
    Abstract: The present application provides improved eyeglass frames for enhanced comfort, personalization, and aesthetics. The eyeglass frames comprise temples that are proximal to a lens supporting element and temples that are distal to the lens supporting element. The proximal and distal temples form an angle that appears as an upside down “V.” In some embodiments, the frame material is rigid and the angles are fixed. In other embodiments, the frames articulate or pivot in one or more of three locations: between the proximal temple and the frame, between the proximal and distal temples, and between the distal temple and the ear rest. In other embodiments, the frames further comprise attachment elements for attaching ornaments or functional devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Alexander Maurer, Jillian Kimberly Hitchman
  • Publication number: 20140146282
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adjustable eyeglass frame comprising left and right lens frame units independent from each other and a temple unit. The left and right lens frame units further comprise insertion holes and insertion pieces configured to slide over each other for positioning and such that the relative distance between the left and right lens frame units is adjustable according to the facial width of the user. The other sides of the left and light frame units further include pivotally attached temple brackets with sliding slots. The temple unit comprises two extension rods slidable along the sliding slots of the temple brackets. Positioning can also be achieved as the positioning piece of the extension rod engages with a positioning notch of the riding slot at the inner wall of the sliding slot and such that the temple length is adjustable according to the head size of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: HSIAO-CHIEN LU
  • Publication number: 20140132911
    Abstract: A glasses frame includes a front frame portion and a temple including a temple member. A deformable region portion deforming in inner and outer directions is provided at a portion of the temple member in a longitudinal direction thereof. A bending member is provided in the deformable region portion, and the bending member is composed of a coupling portion coupling two end portions and an elastic portion coupling the two end portions in a state where the coupling portion has been curved. The bending member can be switched between curved states inversed to each other while generating sound, so that switching can be performed between a closed state of a distal end of the temple and an opened state of the distal end thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: PLANET VISION 60 CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takehiko Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8651659
    Abstract: Bar for spectacles, which comprises an elongated member (1) having a rear end (1a) suitable for being arranged on the ear of a user and a front end (1b) suitable for being connected to the front portion of spectacles, wherein the front end (1b) of the elongated member (1) is prolonged by one or more additional members (2, 3, 4) by means of at least one longitudinal pin (5) which is inserted in a longitudinal hole made in the front end (1b) of the elongated member (1) and in the additional members (2, 3, 4). The present invention also relates to spectacles comprising said bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Prada S.A.
    Inventor: Patrizio Bertelli
  • Patent number: 8641189
    Abstract: Eyewear comprising a lens frame, at least one earpiece, and at least one extension element is disclosed. The extension element is moveable between a retracted position, wherein the element is partially or completely hidden behind the eyepiece, and an extended position, wherein the element is positioned below the earpiece. The earpiece may include a recess for receiving the extension element in a nested relationship when the extension element is in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bushnell, Inc.
    Inventor: Danielle LaGace
  • Publication number: 20130128219
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pair of spectacles, comprising a viewing portion and two side arms that are each connected to the viewing portion, each side arm including a first portion and a second portion sliding relative to one another in a sliding direction between a retracted position and an extended position, said pair of spectacles being characterized in that: the first portion includes a first pair of legs extending in the sliding direction; the second portion includes a second pair of legs extending in the sliding direction; and the first pair of legs and the second pair of legs are mutually engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Nathalie Grosjean, Arcangelo Costantin
  • Publication number: 20130100397
    Abstract: A novel pair of eyewear includes a frame, one or more optically active eyepieces, a first temple piece and a second temple piece. The first and second temple pieces each include an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the length and angle of the first and second temple pieces. In a particular embodiment, the first and second temple pieces each include a locking mechanism for fixing the length and angle of the first and second temple pieces with respect to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130077043
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a universal, modular and multi-functional eye wear system, including a pair of lenses, a pair of temples pivotally connected to the outer part of the lenses, a tail accessory connector connected to the distal end of the temple and an interchangeable multi-functional tail accessory. The universal modular design allows for a multitude of interchangeable options for color, style, prescription, comfort and functionality. The tail accessory connector allows for constrained or unconstrained relative axial rotation between the temple and the tail accessory. The eye wear system gains additional functionality through the integration of a optional bridge connector, or optional wireless communication retention capabilities. This invention has novel and superior functionality, operational flexibility and consumer features over existing products and helps to improve safety of roadways for drivers and pedestrians that use digital communications devices and eye wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Sean Thomas Moran
  • Publication number: 20130063696
    Abstract: Eyewear comprising a lens frame, at least one earpiece, and at least one extension element is disclosed. The extension element is moveable between a retracted position, wherein the element is partially or completely hidden behind the eyepiece, and an extended position, wherein the element is positioned below the earpiece. The earpiece may include a recess for receiving the extension element in a nested relationship when the extension element is in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: BUSHNELL INC.
    Inventor: Danielle LaGace
  • Publication number: 20120044331
    Abstract: A viewing system for viewing video displays having the appearance of a three dimensional image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicants: X6D Limited, XpanD, Inc.
    Inventors: Boyd MacNaughton, Rodney W. Kimmell, David W. Allen, Jure Bezgovsek, Jure Repe, Ding Hua Long
  • Publication number: 20110205484
    Abstract: This invention discloses a spectacle frame with the function of vision training, including frame members, a nose bridge, temple connecting extensions and spectacle legs. The frame, nose bridge and spectacle legs are provided with LED illuminant bodies. One spectacle leg is provided with a regulating switch and the other spectacle leg is provided with a battery cell and a charging hole. The nose bridge and spectacle legs are provided with chips to control the LED illuminant bodies to flash or extinguish in order according to a program. The LED illuminant bodies, chip, battery and regulating switch are interlinked via a flexible board. The angle between the spectacle frame and spectacle legs can be freely adjusted in the range of 180°. When the angle is 180°, all the LED illuminant bodies on spectacle legs and nose bridge are aligned in one straight line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: HANGZHOU LIGHT OF HOPE EYE CARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Vic Huang
  • Patent number: 7992995
    Abstract: Spectacles include an optical or solar façade connected to two sidepieces which are each connected to the façade by a shaft which is substantially perpendicular to the façade and which is used to rotate each sidepiece about itself between a use position and a storage position in front of the façade having a radius of curvature substantially equal to that of the sidepiece. The sidepiece is divided into two portions, namely a first portion solidly connected to the central rotational shaft and a second portion connected to the first by an intermediate translational movement device disposed between the two portions and gradually engaging the second portion during the rotation of the first and consequently the second so as to subject the latter to two combined movements, one rotational and the other linear, for the automatic and simultaneous lengthening of the sidepiece as it is rotated to the use position and the shortening of the sidepiece as it is rotated to the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Logo SA
    Inventor: Didier Jacquemin
  • Patent number: 7845793
    Abstract: An eyeglass temple includes a temple body, an insert, and a fixing component. The temple body has a groove-forming portion, and a branch portion connected to a rear portion of the groove-forming portion. The groove-forming portion has a sleeving wall defining a sleeving space extending in a lengthwise direction of the temple body. The sleeving wall has a hole communicating with the sleeving space. The insert has an arm portion inserted into the sleeving space and movable back and forth therein, and a hinge portion connected to a front portion of the arm portion. The arm portion has an adjusting hole. The adjusting hole has at least two positioning hole portions spaced apart from each other in a lengthwise direction of the arm portion, and a reduced hole portion disposed between and interconnecting the positioning hole portions. The fixing component includes a pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Tsung-Meng Tsai
  • Patent number: 7815307
    Abstract: The present invention provides glasses having temples adjustable in length according to physical conditions of a user. The glasses comprise a main body including lenses, temples formed with ear-holding parts at rear ends curvedly and grooves at front ends, hinge elements foldably connection the temples to the body part, insert elements fitted and fixed into the groves of the temples and formed with screw holes, and control screws axially inserted into the hinge elements to rotate freely and screw-coupled in the screw holes of the insert elements to move the temples to and fro.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Sung Kyun Lee
  • Patent number: 7766477
    Abstract: An extendable and retractable eyewear telescoping retaining strap assembly consisting of an outer tubular strap member and an inner strap member slidably disposed within the tubular member. Means are provided to secure the inner strap within the outer strap in the retracted position and to prevent the separation of the two straps when the inner strap is in the extended position. The assembly is attachable to the temple of an eyewear frame either by attaching the outer tubular strap to the temple or by attaching the inner strap to an additional retaining strap disposed within the temple. Each strap of the assembly is flexible and either longitudinally stretchable or inelastic to provide for different modes of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: John Michael Skuro
  • Patent number: 7717554
    Abstract: The invention relates to rimless eyeglasses comprising a bridge (13) interconnecting two lenses (V), and two side branches (11) connected to respective side zones of the corresponding lenses (V). In accordance with the invention, each side branch (11) essentially presents a wire structure comprising two main portions (11.1, 11.2) extending towards the rear or said branch, said main portions extending forwards, passing through two through holes (21, 22) in the lens (V), and being connected together in the vicinity of the front face of said lens by a front portion (11.3), a flexible bushing (15) being interposed in each through hole (21; 22) in order to clamp the associated main portion (11.1; 11.2) so as to hold the side branch (11) in place on the corresponding lens (V).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Minima
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Perie
  • Patent number: 7651217
    Abstract: Eyewear having an enhanced fit which may be used for safety, sports, and the like. The eyewear may provide features which permit enhanced airflow and an enhanced fit to a user's face. Such features may include greater adjustability to provide greater comfort. Eyewear including an RFID tag which is activated to send or receive transmissions when the eyewear is unfolded and/or positioned in a position to be worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra N. Welchel, Ming Xie, Megan Christine Hansen Smith, Herb Flores Velazquez, Matrice Brown Jackson, Lourdes Lizzette Sheffield, Joseph Mitchell, Russell J. Kroll, Philip D. Palermo, Mark D. Londborg, Suzuko Hisata
  • Publication number: 20080284975
    Abstract: A temple adjustment mechanism includes a male side member joined to one side of a lens frame, and a female side member relatively movable to and from the male side member. A temple is hingedly connected to the female side member. The male and female side members are relatively movable between a retracted position and an extended position. A spring is connected between the male and female side members to hold the two side members in their retracted position. A linkage extends between the male and female side members and is manually operable to move the two side members to their extended position from their retracted position. When the male and female side members are moved to their extended position, the female side member is longitudinally spaced from the male side member so that the overall length of the temple is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Washin Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tohru Negishi, Masatoshi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 7407282
    Abstract: An eyeglass temple assembly has a main body combined with a foam earplug at an outer end. A moving element connected to an inner end of the main body has one end being provided with an annual toothed portion having an engaging segment therein. A connecting element connected to an eyeglass frame has one end provided with an annual toothed plate with a through hole so as to correspondingly and pivotally connect to the moving element. Curved grooves are provided along a perimeter between the through hole and the annual toothed plate on the connecting element so as to provide flexibility for the engaging segment of the connecting element to pass through the through hole of the connecting element. Whereby the eyeglass temple assembly can be used in combination with eyeglasses with functional lenses, so as to facilitate position adjustment of the eyeglasses by moving the eyeglasses up and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: BOR JYE Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 7399079
    Abstract: A mechanism for extending and retracting a retainer strap for eyewear. The strap is disposed in one or both hollow temples of an eyeglass frame and is manually extended, retracted, and locked by an extension which slides in a port or passageway forming a track or slot disposed in one surface of the temple extending from the interior to the exterior of the temple. The extension provides the means to manually retract the strap from an extended position, which extended position is achieved by pulling out the strap from the rearward end, and may be used to form one component of a locking mechanism for the strap either in the extended or retracted position. The retainer straps may be either elastic, inelastic, or one of each to provide for different modes of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventor: John Michael Skuro
  • Patent number: 7396125
    Abstract: Eyeglasses include a pair of temples, and a lens frame assembly. Each of the temples has a front end portion that is formed with a recess. Each temple includes a first positioning protrusion that is disposed in the recess and that defines a first abutment face formed with a plurality of first teeth. The lens frame assembly includes a pair of connectors extending rearwardly, and that are pivotally and respectively disposed in the recesses. Each connector has a rearward end defining a second abutment face that is formed with a plurality of second teeth that mesh selectively with the first teeth to thereby allow for vertical adjustment of the temples. Each of the first and second abutment faces has a first vertical edge and a second vertical edge, and is slanted such that the first vertical edge is more forwardly positioned than the second vertical edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: All-Logic Int. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Tien Tang
  • Patent number: 7390087
    Abstract: A pair of industrial safety glasses comprises: a glasses frame comprising: a connection means connected to each of both ends thereof; a first coupling part on at least one of the connection means; and a second coupling part corresponding to the first coupling part for coupling thereto; and a wearing means having two ends respectively connected to two ends of the connection means, and the wearing means comprising an adjustable unit so as to adjust the length of the wearing means for being suitable for different workers having different sized heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventor: Lin-Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 7341343
    Abstract: A novel eyeglasses frame allowing sizing, assembly and disassembly without the need for special training, screws, bolts, or pins, or special tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Chris E. Maling
  • Patent number: 7246901
    Abstract: A frame assembly for eyeglasses is provided wherein the overall width of the eyeglass frame is adjustable by utilizing a telescoping brow bar. The upper frame member or brow bar is formed to include either a pair of telescoping or indexed joints allowing the length of the brow bar to be adjusted thereby placing the hinge points and temple bars further apart from one another. The adjustable length of the brow bar provides excellent adjustability of the overall width of the eyeglass frame in simple mechanical construction. Further, in a unique method of forming the adjustable brow bar assembly a central portion may be formed in a first molding step and an adjustable hinge section is then molded directly over the central portion in a second molding step. The present invention utilizes in-mold-assembly techniques to reduce the assembly steps required to form such an adjustable brow bar assembly while further resulting in an eyeglass frame that has increased adjustability and utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Bacou - Dalloz Eye & Face Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Curci, Laurent Froissard, Gregor Mittersinker, Michael J. Jobin
  • Patent number: 7241008
    Abstract: An adjustable eyeglass frame temple is disclosed that provides fast and easy adjustment. The primary adjustment is a is a two piece telescoping temple that is adjusted by a screw within the temple thru a twist-lock (32) mechanism. The screw is accessible from the rear portion of the temple allowing the temple to be adjusted while the eyeglasses are being worn. It is also possible for eyeglass wearers to make the adjustments by themselves, while wearing the glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventors: Luther James Hammock, Ronald Roy Hammock
  • Patent number: 7159978
    Abstract: A temple construction arrangement for eyewear incorporating a retractable retaining strap in a hollow temple to form a part of and be attached to eyewear such as eye sight correction glasses, sunglasses, safety and protection goggles, and the like. The temple is separated or split lengthwise into two haves and a rotatable bearing, positioned transverse the length or longitudinal axis of the temple, is placed at the temple end attachable to the lens holding frame between the two halves. The retractable strap is disposed within and along the length of one side of the temple and, in combination with a longitudinal stretchable retracting member such as a spring or elastic cord, passes around the bearing. The attached retracting member is disposed along the length of the opposite side of the temple from that of the strap providing a retraction force for the retaining strap. The temple halves are then joined together to enclose the bearing, retaining strap, and retracting member as a finished unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: John Michael Skuro
  • Patent number: 7104646
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes a lens unit and a pair of temples. The lens unit includes two opposite temple-connecting parts, each of which has a first engaging member that is formed with first teeth. Each of the temples is respectively pivoted to the temple-connecting parts so as to be rotatable relative to the lens unit about an axis. Each of the temples has a second engaging member that is formed with second teeth which are centered about the axis and which mesh with the first teeth. One of the first and second engaging members is resilient so as to slightly deform in radial directions relative to the axis and so as to reduce the friction between the first and second teeth up on pivoting movement of the temples about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: All-Logic Int. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Tien Yang
  • Patent number: 7043796
    Abstract: A hinge connector assembly for securely attaching an earpiece to a frame of a pair of eyeglasses includes a hinge connector and connector clamp which secure an earpiece therebetween. The means for securing the earpiece comprise threaded bores attached to the connector clamp which combine with bolts inserted through bolt holes in the hinge connector. Further, notches located on the hinge connector combine with protruding tabs located on the connector clamp for added support. The hinge connector also includes a hinge element for attaching to a corresponding hinge element located on the frame of glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Marc, Pierre Maiche
  • Patent number: 7018036
    Abstract: In order to provide a length-adjustable temple for eyeglasses which is easy-to-wear by engaging a concavity of an ear without giving pain to a wearer irrespective of the shape of the ear, a distal member is coupled to a proximal member via a length adjustable joint portion, the distal member is formed by a bent or curved arm portion of elastic material which is superior in flexible deformation, and the arm portion is formed with a pad to be fitted on the outer periphery or in the concavity inside the outer periphery of the ear at the distal portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: KT Optica Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6905206
    Abstract: A retractable eyeware retaining strap assembly consisting of a strap and a hollow eyewear temple for containing the strap, a strap retaining block to which the strap is attached positioned within the temple and arranged to slide along the temple, an elastic member such as an extendable spring connected between the block and the eyewear end of the temple and fastening means attached to the strap at the temple end for fastening the withdrawn strap to the eyewear. A block locking device is provided to secure the block at a desired position along the temple, particularly at one end or the other. The strap is withdrawn by releasing the block at the eyewear end of the temple and retracted by releasing the block at the temple end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: John Michael Skuro
  • Patent number: 6843562
    Abstract: A spectacle frame includes a frame body and first and second temples. Each of the temples includes fixed and extendable temple members, each of which extends longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and has a proximal and distal end portions. The proximal end of the fixed temple member is connected to the frame body. The extendable temple member is extendable from a normal position, where the proximal end portion of the extendable temple member is proximate to the proximal end portion of the fixed temple member and the distal end portion of the extendable temple member is proximate to the distal end portion of the fixed temple member, and an extend position, where the proximal end portion of the extendable temple member is proximate to the distal end portion of the fixed temple member and the distal end portion the extendable temple member is longitudinally spaced from the distal end portion of the fixed temple member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: EyeConcept Limited
    Inventor: Michael Hoi Ying Ng
  • Patent number: 6752496
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide new and unique plastic folding and telescoping eyeglass frames that provide the opportunity for producing a wide variety of colorful, lightweight and easy folding eyewear. Although the illustrated plastic folding and telescoping eyeglasses appear to be the fragile plastic styles of the past, they possess far greater flexibility and fracture resistance due to new cross-linked polymer plastics used in injection molding processes. The frames are easily adapted to the extreme curvature of some of the lenses of trendy eyeglass fashions and facilitated by the inclusion of a bi-folding bridge member. The plastic folding and telescoping eyeglasses also incorporate telescoping temples. An off-set bi-folding bridge member permits the lenses to fold over one another and the temples to rest next to one another providing a compact package for easy storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: MicroVision Optical, Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Conner
  • Patent number: 6547388
    Abstract: A device for restraining eyeglasses around neck and for securing eyeglasses to head includes an arrangement configured to retract a strap part into a hollow portion of a temple leg. The strap coils around itself or retracts by another arrangement. The retracting arrangement is controlled by a button or slide to retract the strap and to stop retracting the strap. Two independently retractable strap parts are provided, each connecting to a different temple leg of eyeglasses or sunglasses. The two independently retractable strap parts are connectable to each other in a rearward section of the strap parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventor: Jared Bohn
  • Patent number: 6513928
    Abstract: A pair of sports training eyeglasses is provided for training a user to keep his/her eye on a ball while hitting either a stationary ball, e.g. in golf or hockey, or a moving ball, e.g., in baseball and softball. The pair of sports training eyeglasses have a pair of lenses, each lens having an opaque peripheral region and a viewing aperture, and a frame having an elongated bridge bar having opposite ends, a pair of opposing temporal side members extending from respective ends of the elongated bridge bar, a means for adjusting the position of each temporal side member in relation to the elongated bridge bar, a movably nose piece, a means for removably attaching each lens to the elongated bridge bar, wherein the position of each lens is adjustable in relation to the nose piece, and a means for locking the position of each lens on the elongated bridge bar. A first set of lenses is provided having an oval shaped viewing aperture and is used in training a user to hit a moving ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Inventor: Gregory S. Moore
  • Patent number: 6491389
    Abstract: A spectacle frame with ear bends each comprising an auricular front member connected to a temple, an auricular back member contactable with the back of the ear, and a connecting member for connecting the front member and the back member to be rotatable. The spectacle frame further comprises selective pressing means capable of changing a first state in which the back member presses the back of the ear with a second state in which the back member does not press the back of the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignees: Nikon Eyewear Co., Ltd., Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 6409336
    Abstract: An adjustable glasses foot is formed by a first foot section connected to a second foot section. Wherein, the front end of the first foot section is connected with a glass frame. The first foot section further comprises a sleeve at its rear end and a space connected to the sleeve. The first foot section also comprises elastic members at least on one side of the space and locating holes on the other side opposing the elastic members. The second foot section has a rod at its front end with studs protruding therefrom. When the rod is inserted into the sleeve, the studs will be urged by the elastic members to extend through the holes to secure the second foot section and the first foot section together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: Yao-Ling Kuo
  • Publication number: 20020039169
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lens frame for spectacles. An elastic segment is intervened between a pair of assembling pieces which are formed at both free ends of the lens frame, respectively, with the free ends defining an assembling region. When a lens is fitted into the lens frame, the pair of assembling pieces and the elastic segment are clamped one with another by a screw which passes through them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Inventor: Hwi Jae Lee
  • Publication number: 20020003603
    Abstract: Adjustable eyeglass frames with adjustable length sidearms and an adjustable nose saddle which adjusts up and down and has a snap-on cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventor: Eston Bullard