Inclined To Lens Plane Patents (Class 351/120)
  • Patent number: 10444515
    Abstract: An optical mount includes a frame adapted to support display optical systems and heat emitting electronic components. The mount includes a first portion housing the electronic components and one or more support components extending away from the electronic components. The one or more support components may include temple arms adapted to support the frame on the head of a wearer of the optical mount. The frame may be comprised of a thermally conductive material coupled to the electronic components. The support components include a first side and a second side, and at least one void positioned between the first side and the second side adapted to convey heat away from the electronic components. The void may define a bifurcated region in the support component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Nikkhoo, Erin Hurbi
  • Patent number: 9829719
    Abstract: An eyeglasses assembly comprises a frame member and a pair of temple or side pieces. The temple or side pieces are structurally connected to end or side portions of the frame member by first and second male and female connector members integrally formed upon the frame member and the temple or side pieces and without the need for auxiliary fasteners. In addition, first and second magnetic members are mounted within recessed portions of the temple or side pieces and the frame member such that when the temple or side pieces are disposed at their fully open or unfolded positions with respect to the frame members, the magnetic members maintain the temple or side members at the fully open or unfolded positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Asher Neren
  • Patent number: 9778483
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes a glasses frame, two connecting members, and two temples. The glasses frame includes a first end and a second end spaced from the first end in a lateral direction, each of which forms a coupling base extending inward in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the lateral direction. Each connecting member includes spaced first and second segments, and the first segment is detachably connected to a corresponding coupling base of the glasses frame. Each temple performs upward/downward pivotal rotation relative to the glasses frame according to an axis defined by a pivot which connects the front end of each temple with the second segment of one of the connecting members. The pair of eyeglasses allows each temple to be removed from the glasses frame easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Lin-Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 9690114
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses with replaceable temples includes a glasses frame, two connecting members, and two temples. The glasses frame includes a first end and a second end spaced from the first end in a lateral direction, each of which forms a coupling base extending inward in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the lateral direction. A recess and a first magnet are included in each coupling base. A first segment of each connecting member is held in the recess of a corresponding coupling base. A second magnet is included in the first segment of each connecting member and coupled with the first magnet in the corresponding coupling base to allow the connecting members to be securely coupled with the glasses frame. A front end of each temple is engaged with a second segment of one of the connecting members. The pair of eyeglasses features temples removed and fixed conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Lin-Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 8919952
    Abstract: An eyeglass temple includes a main frame adapted for connection with a lens unit, and an auxiliary cushion frame disposed behind the main frame. The auxiliary cushion frame includes an ear engaging portion, a main connecting portion extending forwardly from the ear engaging portion to connect with the main connecting portion, an abutment portion extending forwardly from the ear engaging portion and adapted to be disposed between the main connecting portion and the wearer's head, and at least one resilient connecting portion connected between the main connecting portion and the abutment portion and adapted for biasing the abutment portion away from the main connecting portion toward the wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Gateway Safety, Inc.
    Inventor: Shun-Tien Yang
  • Patent number: 8820921
    Abstract: A system and method for connecting eyeglasses or a similar device to the ear of a person, while enabling the device to be selectively raised and lowered as needed. A set of ear anchors attach to a wearer's head. Each of the ear anchors has a pinna loop that is sized to encircle the pinna of the ear. An arm is supported by each of the ear anchors. Each arm extends forward of the ear anchors toward the eyes of the wearer. The temple elements of the eyeglasses interconnect with the arms using connectors. The connectors can be formed into the structure of the arms or can be separate elements that mechanically attach to the arms. The connectors engage the temple elements yet enable the temple elements to be selectively manipulated between a functional position and a raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Erik Lier, Lars Langli
  • Publication number: 20140218676
    Abstract: Eyeglasses include lens elements (2, 3), sidepiece elements (4, 5) for supporting the eyeglasses and connecting elements (9) between the lens elements (2, 3) and the sidepiece elements (4, 5). The connecting elements (9) include a pin portion (10, 11) extending from the sidepiece elements (4, 5), and the lens elements (2, 3) have a hole (12, 13) for insertion of the pin portion (10, 11), the pin portion (10, 11) being inserted into the insertion hole (12, 13) to form elements for rotating the sidepiece elements (4, 5) relative to the lens element (2, 3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Roberto Carlon
  • Publication number: 20140168599
    Abstract: Eyewear includes a frame front (14) having first and second sides (26, 28) to which are attached respective first and second temple arms (40, 42). The frame front is pivotally coupled to the temple arms to provide multiple tilt adjustment positions that enable a person wearing the eyewear to rotate the frame front about a pivot axis (48) between forward-facing and near-field adjustment positions (52, 56). First and second nose pad arms (70l, 70r) couple respective first and second nose pads (72l, 72r) to the frame front and have respective first and second nose bridge-contacting surfaces (74l, 74r). The nose pad arms extend from the frame front in a direction that sets an offset distance (92) between the nose bridge-contacting surfaces and the frame front to establish a vertical drop distance (98) that allows the user rotating the frame front about the pivot axis to the near-field adjustment position to see over the top long side (86) of the frame front.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Ziba Labs LLC
    Inventors: Aria Vossoughi, Ava Vossoughi, Sohrab Vossoughi
  • Patent number: 8136940
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses include a lens frame unit having a pair of lateral sides, a pair of temples, and a pair of pivot connection units. Each pivot connection unit rotatably couples a corresponding one of the temples to a corresponding one of the lateral sides of the lens frame unit. Each of the pivot connection units includes a coupling seat coupled to the corresponding one of the lateral sides of the lens frame unit, and a pivoting section formed on one end of the corresponding one of the temples. Each pivot connection unit further includes an axle formed on one of the pivoting section and the coupling seat and extending along a horizontal pivot axis. The other one of the coupling seat and the pivoting section is formed with an axle opening through which the axle is rotatably inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Tsung-Meng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8070287
    Abstract: A collapsible eyeglass structure includes a frame bilaterally provided with two temples. The frame has two ends, each having an inner side formed with a through hole. Each through hole has an entrance end with a beveled rim and an opposite end connected to an inwardly expanding receiving space. Each receiving space has a predetermined shape and an upper wall formed with plural teeth. Each temple has a pivotal connecting portion outwardly extended with a post. Each post has a convex tip and is notched so as to be pushed resiliently into the corresponding through hole of the frame. Each post further has an upper periphery formed with a tooth. When the posts are pushed into the receiving spaces in the frame respectively, the tooth of each post meshes with the corresponding teeth in the corresponding receiving space to allow angular adjustment or downward collapse of the temples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Jiann Lih Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tzu-Feng Wang-Lee
  • Patent number: 7896491
    Abstract: An eyeglasses leg mount structure includes two connecting units, each movably installed on an eyeglasses frame and each interconnected to an insert slot, wherein the insert slots are tapered inwardly from distal surfaces of the connecting units, and a shaft hole is formed on each connecting unit and interconnected to the insert slot, and each connecting unit includes an interfering portion; and two leg mount units, each having a pair of connecting parts disposed at an end of the connecting unit and inserted into the insert slot, wherein each leg mount unit includes an elastic plate installed on a side of the connecting part and pivotally coupled to the shaft hole, and each leg mount unit includes a latch portion corresponding to the interfering portion, so as to allow users to adjust the eyeglasses and remove eyeglasses legs or an eyeglasses strap conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: T-Link PPE Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Tseng Lin
  • Patent number: 7896490
    Abstract: The eyeglass structure contains a frame, two hinge members, and two temple members. A chamber is configured in front of each temple member for joining with a hinge member. Each hinge member has a pivot section at one end for pin-joining to the frame and a connector section at the other end. The connector section has saw teeth along a back edge and a locking piece along an inner side. Each temple member has a front opening for receiving the connector section and a side opening for engaging the locking piece when the connector section is threaded into the chamber. Inside each chamber, there are saw teeth to engage the saw teeth of a hinge member so that each temple member could be individually tilted upward or downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Chun-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 7625082
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes angle adjusting members. In Each angle adjusting member, a supporting shaft member projecting on an inside of the external body and a supporting shaft member projecting on an inside of the internal connect body are connected together and inserted in on a supporting hole provided on the connecting body of the frame. An engaging claw projecting on the inside of the internal connect body is to be selectively engage with one of plural engaging notches provided on the outer edge portion of the connecting body. The external connect body is superposed on an outside of the connecting body and the internal connect body is superposed on an inside of the connecting body. In this pair of eyeglasses, angle adjustment between the lens and the temples is easy. The angle adjusting members does not protrude outwardly from the frame. Replacement of lenses is also easy. Also this pair of eyeglasses has no metal part and does not produce a problem in disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noboru Kawanishi
  • Publication number: 20090161062
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes angle adjusting members. In Each angle adjusting member, a supporting shaft member projecting on an inside of the external body and a supporting shaft member projecting on an inside of the internal connect body are connected together and inserted in on a supporting hole provided on the connecting body of the frame. An engaging claw projecting on the inside of the internal connect body is to be selectively engage with one of plural engaging notches provided on the outer edge portion of the connecting body. The external connect body is superposed on an outside of the connecting body and the internal connect body is superposed on an inside of the connecting body. In this pair of eyeglasses, angle adjustment between the lens and the temples is easy. The angle adjusting members does not protrude outwardly from the frame. Replacement of lenses is also easy. Also this pair of eyeglasses has no metal part and does not produce a problem in disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noboru KAWANISHI
  • Patent number: 7543932
    Abstract: An eyewear having a frame with lens and temples. Each of the temples comprises a first member having proximate and distal ends, the proximate end being pivotably mounted to the frame about a first axis such that the first member is movable from open and closed positions. The distal end comprises a first portion made of a first material. Each of the temples further comprises a second member extending along a second axis from a proximate end to a distal end, the second axis intersecting the first axis, wherein the proximate end of the second member comprises a second portion made of a second material. Moreover, one of the first and second portions is overmolded onto the other of the first and second portions for affixing together the first and second portions. In addition, the second material is different from and incompatible with the first material such that the second member is pivotable relative to the first member about a third axis intersecting the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: North Safety Products Limited
    Inventors: Paul Isabelle, Marc Lamontagne, Jean-Christophe Doyon, Sébastien Demers
  • Publication number: 20090122256
    Abstract: Eyeglasses include a lens unit that has opposite end portions, and a pair of temples respectively disposed on the end portions of the lens unit. The lens unit is formed with an aperture and a positioning hole in each of the end portions. The positioning hole is defined by a hole-defining wall. Each temple includes a pivot unit pivotally disposed on the respective one of the end portions. The pivot unit of each of the temples includes a pivot shaft rotatably engaged with the aperture in the respective one of the end portions so as to permit rotation of the pivot unit relative to the lens unit about an axis of the pivot shaft, and a protrusion releasably engaging the hole-defining wall of the positioning hole in the respective one of the end portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Ching-Yung Wu
  • Patent number: 7524056
    Abstract: An eyeglass structure includes a lens frame and a pair of articulated temples mounted by a respective first hinge pin to one and the other side of the frame, the temples rotating relative to the pin and about a first axis towards and away from one another. The articulated temples each include forward and rearward sections having mating portions that are frictionally engaged and a second hinge pin that connects the sections together for rotation about a second axis, transverse to the first axis thereof, and between a first in use position, wherein the lenses and frame are in position with the eyes, and a stored second position, wherein the lenses and frame are moved up and away from the eyes and seated on the forehead. The second hinge pin operates to increase the frictional gripping force between the mating portions to maintain the sections in a desired angle to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: John Bovee
  • 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: 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: 7377636
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses comprise a temple, and a connecting member; the connecting member is pivoted to a connecting end of the temple; the connecting end has notches on a lateral side; the connecting member is pivoted to a connecting end of the rim; the connecting member has inner and outer lateral wall portions, and a hollowness between the lateral wall portions; the outer lateral wall portion has toothed parts; the temple is fitted in the hollowness, and pivoted to the lateral wall portions of the connecting member with the toothed parts of the connecting member fitting on the notches for the temple to grip the connecting member after the rim is pivoted up and down relative to the temple together with the connecting member; the temple has a stopping part, and the connecting member has a stopping block in the hollowness to work with the stopping part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: Chin-Jen Chen
  • Publication number: 20080111967
    Abstract: A pair of spectacles comprising: a pair of arms for supporting the spectacles on a wearer's head in use; and a pair of lenses that are tinted, shaded, coloured or reflective; wherein the spectacles are configured such that, when worn in use, when viewed from the front of the wearer's head, the lenses are in front of the wearer's eyes, and when viewed from a side of this wearer's head, the angle between each lens and arm is greater than 90° and unadjustable, such that the bottom of the lens is further from the wearer's head than is the top of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Graham Anthony Hiew
  • Publication number: 20080074608
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses comprise a temple, and a connecting member; the connecting member is pivoted to a connecting end of the temple; the connecting end has notches on a lateral side; the connecting member is pivoted to a connecting end of the rim; the connecting member has inner and outer lateral wall portions, and a hollowness between the lateral wall portions; the outer lateral wall portion has toothed parts; the temple is fitted in the hollowness, and pivoted to the lateral wall portions of the connecting member with the toothed parts of the connecting member fitting on the notches for the temple to grip the connecting member after the rim is pivoted up and down relative to the temple together with the connecting member; the temple has a stopping part, and the connecting member has a stopping block in the hollowness to work with the stopping part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Chin-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 7300150
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses with a unitary appearance by having the connecting piece concealed includes three parts: a lens-seat, two connecting pieces, and two temple assemblies. The unique alignment of the three parts in assembly allows for variegated design in the temple assembly, which can also be a restraining buckle strap. The adjustable temple assemblies can be easily assembled with the lens-seat without tools, which is rotatable relative to the lens-seat via different positions in meshing between the parallel teeth of the retaining piece (extending outwards from the temple assembly), and the protruding teeth of the connecting piece, thereby permitting an optimal adjustment of an inclination angle of the temple assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventor: Joy Chen
  • Patent number: 7264349
    Abstract: A hinge for eyeglasses includes a hinge block for attachment to a lens frame of the eyeglasses. The hinge block has an aperture and a slot extending from the aperture. A hinge pin is attached to an arm of the eyeglasses. The hinge pin is pivotally received by the aperture and has a radially extending leg that is sized and shaped to pass within the slot upon attachment of the hinge pin to the hinge block to enable quick release when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Sun Hing Optical Manufactory Limited
    Inventor: Otis Ku
  • Patent number: 7175276
    Abstract: A quick-coupled and adjustable temple for glasses includes a coupler defining a forward opened receiving cavity and having two short shafts vertically projected from an upper and a lower front end of the coupler for engaging with two shaft holes correspondingly provided at a lateral outer end of an adjacent rim of the glasses; and a temple being provided closely behind an inner front or proximal end with a centered coupling member for engaging with the receiving cavity on the coupler, and at the inner front end with a sideward projection. The temple is connected to the rim via the coupler by sliding the coupling member into the receiving cavity of the coupler to tightly fit therein. The temple could be vertically pivotally turned about the engaged coupling member and receiving cavity to different angular positions relative to the rim to meet a wearer's preference or head configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Doris Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung Hsien Hsiung
  • Patent number: 7144109
    Abstract: In a pair of glasses comprising at least a sight piece and two ear pieces which are foldable in relation to the sight piece or a frame allocated to the sight piece about a substantially horizontal pivoting axis by approximately 180° towards the inside of the sight piece, provision is made for an inclination arrangement by which, upon use, to adjust the angular position of the ear pieces in relation to the sight piece for a stable stop position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: UVEX Arbeitsschutz GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Bruck
  • 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: 6883914
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes two temples connected to a lens seat unit by two connecting seats, respectively. Each of the connecting seats includes a first pivotal portion, an intermediate portion, and a second pivotal portion having two pivotal plates. Each of the intermediate portions has first and second vertical walls, and upper and lower horizontal walls so as to define a retaining space. Each of the temples includes a retaining portion inserted into the retaining space in the corresponding connecting seat, and a pivotal portion connected fixedly to the retaining portion and connected pivotally to the pivotal plates of the corresponding connecting seat. In each of the connecting seats, the first vertical wall is formed with a rib engaging a selected one of positioning slots in the retaining portion of the corresponding temple. The ribs and the positioning slots are concealed within the connecting seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: All-Logic Int. Co., LTD
    Inventor: Shun-Tien Yang
  • Patent number: 6863396
    Abstract: A pair of screwless eyeglasses includes a lens assembly, two connecting rods, and two temples. The connecting rods extend respectively through two front slots in the lens assembly, and are inserted respectively into two rear slots in the temples. Two front stop units are connected respectively and fixedly to front end portions of the connecting rods, and abut respectively against two rear stop units fixed respectively within the front slots so as to prevent rearward removal of the connecting rods from the front slots. When the connecting rods rotate respectively about the front stop units toward each other so as to extend respectively through two notches in the lens assembly, the temples abut against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Aswan International Corp.
    Inventor: Jimmy Chen
  • Patent number: 6837579
    Abstract: A pair of glasses include a rim, two pivot blocks, two connecting blocks, and two temples. Thus, the rim, the pivot blocks, the connecting blocks and the temples are assembled easily and conveniently to form the glasses, thereby facilitating the maker and user assembling the glasses, and thereby enhancing the working efficiency. In addition, the rim, the pivot blocks, the connecting blocks and the temples are worked easily, thereby decreasing costs of fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Chun-Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 6776483
    Abstract: A pair of spectacles includes a rim, two angle adjusting devices each mounted on the rim, and two temples each mounted on a respective angle adjusting device. Each of the angle adjusting devices includes a connecting member formed with a locking pawl, and a pivot member pivotally mounted on the connecting member and formed with locking grooves. Thus, the locking pawl of the connecting member is detachably locked in either one of the locking grooves of the pivot member, so that the included angle between the connecting member and the pivot member is changed arbitrarily so as to adjust the angle of the rim relative to the temples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Inventor: Jin-Feng Wu
  • Publication number: 20040145699
    Abstract: A pair of spectacles includes a rim, two angle adjusting devices each mounted on the rim, and two temples each mounted on a respective angle adjusting device. Each of the angle adjusting devices includes a connecting member formed with a locking pawl, and a pivot member pivotally mounted on the connecting member and formed with locking grooves. Thus, the locking pawl of the connecting member is detachably locked in either one of the locking grooves of the pivot member, so that the included angle between the connecting member and the pivot member is changed arbitrarily so as to adjust the angle of the rim relative to the temples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Jin-Feng Wu
  • Publication number: 20040114098
    Abstract: In a pair of glasses comprising at least a sight piece (2) and two side members (4) which are joined to the sight piece (2) or to a frame (3) that is allocated to the sight piece, pivotably about a substantially horizontal pivoting axis (14), it is provided that the side members (4) are pivotable by 180° towards the inside of the sight piece (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: Klaus Wiedner
  • Patent number: 6618901
    Abstract: Angle adjustment arrangements for eyeglass temples are provided in which each arrangement comprises an end-piece of frame including a recess and an opening; a connection mechanism received in the recess and including first and second circularly shaped bifurcated ends and a first series of serrations on an inner wall of first circularly shaped bifurcated end; and a fastening mechanism received in the opening and including a second series of serrations formed on an inner shank; and a temple secured to the connection mechanism wherein a ridge of second series of serrations is interfitted into a space between adjacent ones of first series of serrations for pivotably securing connection and fastening mechanisms together, thereby allowing temple to be pivoted with respect to end-piece in an operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Chen Li Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tzu-Feng Wang-Lee
  • Patent number: 6588895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spectacles frame (1), particularly for sports spectacles, allowing the inclination of the frame with respect to the user's face to be adjusted to suit his build. It comprises, for each side (2), a part (3) articulated by one of its ends to the free end (21) of the side (2), means (4, 5) allowing the angular position of said part (3) to be varied with respect to the side (2). This part (3) itself is designed to rest on the upper part of the user's ear. By varying the angular position of the part (3) with respect to the side (2), the inclination of the frame with respect to the user's face is varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: BAB Sports S.A.
    Inventor: Patrice Marie Pointet
  • Patent number: 6543896
    Abstract: An arrangement for angularly adjusting an eyeglass temple comprises a first connecting mechanism releasably connected to a frame, the first connecting mechanism comprising a lateral hole having a staged bore and a rear engagement section including inner outer projections; and a second connecting mechanism mounted on a front end of the temple, the second connecting mechanism comprising an inner flexible staged shaft secured in the lateral hole, a slit recessed into the staged shaft, an arcuate section adjacent the staged shaft, the arcuate section being urged by the outer projection, and a series of serrations recessed into the arcuate section with the inner projection interfitted into a space between adjacent ones of the series of serrations. An up or down movement of the temple about the frame causes the inner projection to switch a securing from one of the series of serrations to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Hsiu-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 6474813
    Abstract: An angle adjustment mechanism for eyeglasses comprises a connection device including a rear engagement member, an outer cross aperture, an inner cavity, a front bar, an outer recessed portion, and a ridged section; a temple including a connection section, a front cut-out member, a hole through cut-out member, a transverse rhombic aperture abutted on inner end of hole, a recess on a shoulder between cut-out member and connection section, and a peg projected from a front end of cut-out member; and a dumbbell shaped snapping device passed through the apertures wherein engagement member is engaged with cut-out member with bar received in recess to communicate cross aperture with rhombic aperture, snapping device is inserted into hole to pass its end abutment member through the apertures to be flush with cavity, abutment member is rotated to urge against cross aperture, and peg is slidably engaged with ridged section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Day Sun Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Hsien-Jung Yeh
  • Patent number: 6467902
    Abstract: An angle adjustment mechanism for a temple of eyeglasses comprises a square recess at an endpiece of a rim, a hole through the square recess, an abutment member including a square member shaped to conform to the square recess, an annular projection on the square member, a first annular toothed portion spaced from the square member by the annular projection, and a plurality of slits across the first annular toothed portion for providing a flexibility when the first annular toothed portion is compressed, a pivot member pivotably secured to the temple, the pivot member including an annular recess and a second annular toothed portion on the bore of an aperture therethrough, and an engagement member including a plurality of protrusions with latched ends, any two adjacent protrusions being separated by a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Tzu-Feng Wang-Lee
  • Patent number: 6464353
    Abstract: An inclination joint for a spectacle side (3) is described, comprising a joint bar (7) which is guided between the side walls (9) of a receiving pocket (8) of a spectacle side cheek (5) and which is swivelably held in an inclination axle (10) penetrating the receiving pocket (8) and can be latched in various inclination positions by means of a snap-in toothing (12) made of the joint bar (7) on the one hand and rows of teeth (13, 14) associated with the spectacle side cheek (5) on the other hand. In order to ensure favorable constructional conditions it is proposed that on at least one of the side walls (9) of the receiving pocket (8) and the adjacent side surface of the joint bar (7) there is provided a row of teeth (13, 14) each of the snap-in toothing (12) whose teeth are aligned in the direction of introduction (15) of the joint bar (7) into the receiving pocket (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Silhouette International Schmied AG
    Inventor: Rupert Spindelbalker
  • Patent number: 6464354
    Abstract: An improved eyeglasses construction including molded plastic temple assemblies each having a hinged joint intermediate its ends for limited pivotal movement permitting adjustment of the lens frame about the horizontal axis of the hinged joint. One piece of each temple assembly has a bifurcated end providing a pair of spaced flanges having parallel opposed vertical surfaces, and the other temple piece has a flat tongue-like member projecting from its end and including a generally C-shaped opening adapted to snap over the hinge pin to hingedly connect the two pieces in end-to-end relation. A spring arm on the bifurcated piece projects in overlying relation to a flat surface of the tongue-like member and carries a detent which is urged into engagement with a pattern of ridges and/or grooves on the surface of the tongue-like member to permit adjustment about the horizontal axis of the hinge pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Crews, Inc.
    Inventors: Wilson Chen, Lance Chen
  • Patent number: 6454406
    Abstract: An adjustable temple mounting arrangement is constructed to include a rim holding a glass lens, a flexible coupling block pivoted to the rim, the coupling block having a rear receiving open chamber, a pivot hole in communication with the rear receiving open chamber at one side, and a plurality of retaining grooves disposed in a smoothly arched inside wall thereof in an inner side of the receiving open chamber, and a temple, the temple having a front butt-strap inserted into the receiving open chamber of the coupling block, the butt-strap having a short pivot rod pivoted to the pivot hole of the coupling block, and a plurality of teeth forwardly extended from a convex front end thereof and forced into engagement with the retaining grooves of the coupling block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Pao-Shoei Guo
  • Publication number: 20020122152
    Abstract: An angle adjustment mechanism for a temple of eyeglasses comprises a square recess at an endpiece of a rim, a hole through the square recess, an abutment member including a square member shaped to conform to the square recess, an annular projection on the square member, a first annular toothed portion spaced from the square member by the annular projection, and a plurality of slits across the first annular toothed portion for providing a flexibility when the first annular toothed portion is compressed, a pivot member pivotably secured to the temple, the pivot member including an annular recess and a second annular toothed portion on the bore of an aperture therethrough, and an engagement member including a plurality of protrusions with latched ends, any two adjacent protrusions being separated by a gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2000
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventor: Tzu-Feng Wang-Lee
  • Publication number: 20020085171
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame includes a lens member with a pair of lateral wing portions, each of which has a pivot hole and a resilient piece formed between the pivot hole and a rear edge section of the wing portion. The resilient piece has an engaging protrusion. Each of a pair of connectors is formed with a horizontal pivot shaft which extends rotatably through the pivot hole in a respective wing portion. Each connector has a rear end portion formed with a clamping space for clamping the rear edge section of the respective wing portion, and is formed with a series of engaging grooves which are arranged in a direction from an upper end to a lower end of the connector. The engaging protrusion on the resilient piece engages resiliently and removably a selected one of the engaging grooves in a corresponding connector so as to permit adjustment of tilt of the connector relative to the respective wing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventor: Min-Young Wang -Lee
  • Patent number: 6364479
    Abstract: A shaft of eyeglasses includes a front hinge member, a central sleeve member, and an ear piece. The front hinge member includes a front engagement member threadedly secured to an endpiece of the eyeglasses, a rear recessed member, a circular hole inside the rear recessed member, a notch on the periphery of the hole, a slope abutting the inside of the notch, and a projection on the rear end of the hinge member. The central sleeve member includes a first slot, a second slot with the projection received therein, and a protruded peg inserted into the hole. The protruded peg includes a protrusion slidably engaged with the notch, an arcuate groove movably engaged with the slope, a latched member having a tapered end, and an axial slit down the center of the protruded peg. The rear earpiece has a front portion inserted into the sleeve member. The angle of the sleeve member with respect to the hinge member is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Wen-Che Wu
  • Patent number: 6332681
    Abstract: A regulating device for an eyeglasses temple has a movable member and a connecting member. The movable member is connected to a front end of a temple, and has a curved toothed portion on a front end. The connecting member is pivoted to a rim of the eyeglasses. The movable member is pivoted on the connecting member with the curved toothed portion movably engaging the connecting member for permitting the temple to be regulated in respect of an angle between same and the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Megasafe Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Huang Li
  • Patent number: 6318858
    Abstract: The present invention is a device for adjusting height of an arm of an eyeglasses frame relative to a wearer's ear, which includes a main element and a locking element. The main body has a top, sides, a back and a bottom, and as a recess located at the top and adapted to receive a frame arm. The main body has height adjustment means. The locking element is adapted to attach to the top of the main element so as to hold a frame arm in the recess of the main element when a frame arm is located therein and includes one of a male component and a female component of an interconnecting attachment means which attaches the main element sides to the other of the male component and the female component. The locking element may be a snap-on clip. The main element height adjustment means is created by having a bottom length which is elongated over the bottom of the main element, and a distance, measured from the recess and being perpendicular from the recess to the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: John V. Siani
  • Patent number: 6290356
    Abstract: A temple-adjusting device for eyeglasses includes a movable base, a fix member and a lens frame. The movable base has a chamber provided with a saw-teeth section formed on a rear side. The fix member fits tightly in the chamber, having saw-teeth formed on a rear end surface to engage the saw-teeth section of the movable base. The movable base has its front end pivotally connected to a lens frame or two lens formed integral. Then a temple is pivotally connected to a rear end of the movable base, and when the temple is moved up or down the saw-teeth may change engaging location with the saw-teeth section of the movable base, adjusting an angle between the temple and the lens frame for a user wearing a pair of eyeglasses comfortably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Megasafe Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kang Chi
  • Patent number: 6183080
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame includes a pair of rims in which a corresponding pair of bifocal lenses are mounted, and a pair of temples connected to the respective rims. Each of the temples includes a joint secured to a corresponding one of the rims, a leg having one end connected to the joint and the other end resting behind a wearer's ear, and a mechanism for enabling pivotal movement between the joint and the leg in a vertical plane so as to permit movement of the bifocal lenses between a normal position and an elevated or reading position. The mechanism is so constructed as to decrease the distance between a first point at which the joint is connected to the rim and a second point at which the joint is connected to the leg when the lenses are moved from their normal to elevated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: ELU Patent Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tohru Negishi
  • Patent number: 6164776
    Abstract: An angle adjustable device for eyeglasses includes a lens with two side bent protectors formed integral, and two temples combined with the two side bent protectors of the lens. Each end section of the temples has a first T-shaped engage means and a second engage means formed in an inner side surface. Each side bent protector has a curved guide slot and a center hole provided with notches. Then the T-shaped engage means engages the curved guide slot to move therein and the second engage means fits in the center hole with the second engage means functioning as a pivot to let the lens moved up or down to adjust its angle relative to the two temples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Wen-Che Wu
  • Patent number: 6086200
    Abstract: An eyeglasses temple angle adjusting device includes an angle adjusting member connected between an end of a frame and an inner end of a temple. The angle adjusting member is provided with two second vertical concave toothed sections and each end of the frame is provided with two ears formed divided by an intermediate opening. The two ears are provided with first two convex toothed sections to engage the second two concave toothed sections. The angle adjusting member further has an engage member at a side to fit in an engage hole formed in a wall defining the intermediate opening, and a front horizontal movable section to fit movably in the intermediate opening so that the angle adjusting member may be moved up and down by engagement of the first and the second toothed sections, permitting the temple to move up and down in its angle to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Inventor: Tzu-Feng Wang-Lee