With Connector Patents (Class 351/121)
  • Patent number: 10564445
    Abstract: Spectacles include a front frame and a pair of arms, each arm extends between a first end attached to the front frame and a second, longitudinally opposed end. Each arm includes a first portion associated with the first end and extending along a first axis, and a second portion, associated with the second end, extending along a second axis, the portions abutting one another at a first bearing plane, not perpendicular to the first and second axes, and rotatable about an adjustment axis perpendicular to the first bearing plane to vary inclination between the first and the second axes. The first portion includes first and second elements, abutting one another at a second bearing plane perpendicular to the first axis, the elements being selectively rotatable about the first axis. The second portion includes third and fourth elements, abutting one another at a third bearing plane perpendicular to the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: OCCHIALI 2.0 S.R.L.
    Inventor: Francesco Perdichizzi
  • Patent number: 10520749
    Abstract: Health eyeglasses include a frame front, a pair of lenses mounted at the frame front, and a pair of temples pivotally connected to two opposite sides of the frame front. Each lens includes an optical substrate, which is made from a methacrylic polymer material and provided therein with an anion material. A front surface of the optical substrate is sequentially provided with a layer of UV coating, a layer of blue-light filter, and a layer of anti-fog coating. The frame front and the temples are made from a resin material added with an anion material, and thus can produce negative ions, which are beneficial to human health, so that the eyeglasses can promote the health of a wearer's eyes in addition to the function of optical correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: K-link Optical Technology (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhan Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10514557
    Abstract: A frame for spectacles comprises a front mount (2) having respective lateral lugs (4) which are provided for the articulation of respective arms (5) for the purpose of producing the articulated connection of each arm (5) to the front mount (2); each lug (4) comprises a first lug portion (4a) which extends into a second lug portion (4b) which is folded on the first portion in a position facing the first portion, the second portion (4b) comprising a first through-opening (8) which is laterally delimited by a pair of opposing wings (9a, 9b) which are spaced apart from each other, the wings being connected at the free end of the second lug portion (4b) by a cross-member (10), an extension piece (11) which extends from the cross-member (10) inside the opening (8) and in the direction of the first lug portion (4a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAFILO-SOCIETÀ AZIONARIA FABBRICA ITALIANA LAVORAZIONE OCCHIALI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Ampelio Artusi
  • Patent number: 10514555
    Abstract: Spectacles with interchangeable arms are provided a front frame with opposed lateral lugs for the hinged pivoting of the respective lateral arms, a device for the removable coupling of each arm to the frame, a first and a second coupling element are engaged in each other so as to be slidable from and towards a position of mutual retention, the elements being configured for quick disengagement from this position, the first coupling element being intended for the hinged connection to the respective lug of the frame, and the second element comprises a seat which is provided in the corresponding arm and which can be slidingly engaged by the first element, resiliently flexible retaining means being provided between the coupling elements of each arm to fix these elements to each other in a removable manner, by means of a snap-fitting coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAFILO SOCIETÀ AZIONARIA FABBRICA ITALIANA LAVORAZIONE OCCHIALI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Mino Favaro
  • Patent number: 10473950
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a frame, a left temple, a right temple, a left end piece, a right end piece, a left hinge, and a right hinge. The frame includes a left side and a right side and the frame may support a plurality of lens. The frame of the apparatus that improves vision may be tilted to provide the lenses at varying angles and lock into place via a latching mechanism. The effect of the tilted lens provides significantly increased clarity and definition of vision, with no expensive custom lenses or magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Gerald Stulberger
  • Patent number: 10390697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a trial frame for determining the subjective refraction of a subject, comprising two lens holder devices for receiving insert lenses, a bridge, which connects the lens holder devices in such a manner that their distance relative to each other is adjustable, a nose rest device having a pivotable and height-adjustable nose rest and two temples, which are adjustable in length and height, the nose rest device having an adjustment gear for adjusting the height of the nose rest, the adjustment gear having a toothed rack and a bevel worm wheel, which are engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OCULUS OPTIKGERAETE GMBH
    Inventor: Carsten Feiertag
  • Patent number: 10288890
    Abstract: A system for removably attaching a portable display to a headpiece is described that includes an attachment device configured to receive the portable display. The attachment device includes a mounting base configured to mount to a longitudinal frame member of the headpiece. The mounting base includes a receptacle for receiving a mounting protrusion of the portable display. The attachment device further includes one or more opposing hooks connected to the mounting base. The hooks are configured to receive opposing ends of an elastic band when the elastic band is connected between the hooks and around the longitudinal frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: David F. Lammers-Meis, Sheng-Kai Chang, Ssu-Chieh Yu
  • Patent number: 10281727
    Abstract: A limiting part limits displacement of an optical member partially fixed to a frame unit, and excessive stress applied on the optical member and deformation of the optical member may be prevented. That is, support strength of the optical member may be improved by supplementarily using the limiting part. Note that the optical member is partially fixed to the frame unit, and fastening parts and the number of parts are reduced and downsizing becomes easier and reduction in weight of the virtual image display device is easier. Further, the optical member is partially fixed to the frame unit, and thus, even when there is a difference in coefficient of thermal expansion between the optical member and the frame unit, the expansion or the like of the optical member with respect to the frame unit is allowed and distortion, deformation, breakage of the optical member may be prevented more reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriaki Hiraide
  • Patent number: 10271724
    Abstract: The invention relates to a trial frame for determining the subjective refraction of a subject, comprising two lens holder devices for receiving lenses, a bridge, which adjustably connects the lens holder devices, a nose rest device having a pivotable and height-adjustable nose rest and two temples, which are adjustable in length and height, the bridge and the lens holder devices together forming a guide means for guiding the lens holder devices in the longitudinal direction of the bridge, the bridge having a spindle gear comprising a threaded spindle for adjusting the distance of the lens holder devices, wherein at least one guide protrusion is formed on each of the lens holder devices, said guide protrusion engaging into a guide groove formed in the bridge, open threaded sections being formed on each of the lens holder devices, the threaded spindle being engaged with the threaded section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Oculus Optikgeraete GmbH
    Inventor: Carsten Feiertag
  • Patent number: 10054801
    Abstract: Process for mounting an elastic hinge on an eyeglass frame, which provides for fixing a first pivot element to a first component of an eyeglass frame, for fixing a second pivot element to a second component of the eyeglass frame, and for engaging a hinge pin within first holes of the first pivot element and within second holes of the second pivot element, wherein a thinned portion of the hinge pin interferes with two head portions of the first pivot element in order to align the first holes of the first pivot element with the second holes of the second pivot element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: VISOTTICA INDUSTRIE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Rinaldo Montalban
  • Patent number: 9989781
    Abstract: The present invention provides an eyeglasses system and method of use comprising a frame, a temple attachment assembly positioned on the ends of the frame, detachable temples having a hollow member extending therefrom for attachment to the temple attachment assembly, and a bridge nose grip assembly so as to allow a wearer to detach a temple from one side of the frame and to wear the eyeglasses comfortably, securely and without movement of the eyeglasses while reclining on the same side as the detached temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Pamela Arder
  • Patent number: 9733496
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame including a center portion configured to hold two lenses, a temple member connected to the center portion with a hinge, and a tab connected to the temple member configured to fit underneath the lip of a bottle cap and remove the bottle cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Schomann
  • Patent number: 9703117
    Abstract: Eyeglass frames include a face member with a rim configured to retain a lens. At least one temple frame member is connected to the face member. The temple frame member includes an upper perimeter portion and a lower perimeter portion with a slot formed between the upper and lower perimeter portions. A temple overlay is coupled the temple frame member. The temple overlay includes an upper lip and a lower lip. The upper lip is configured to wrap around the upper perimeter portion of the temple frame member and the lower lip is configured to wrap around the lower perimeter portion of the temple frame member. The temple overlay further includes a panel extending between the upper lip and the lower lip such that the panel is exposed in the slot of the temple frame member when the temple overlay is coupled to the temple frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Scott Tipp, Jonathan Michael Martin, Adam Harris Kaufer
  • Patent number: 9696562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a frame for spectacles 10 which comprises a front piece 12 and at least one side arm 13 which are hinged together by means of a hinge structure 14. The hinge structure 14 comprises a first hinge part 15 and a second hinge part 16 which are pivotably joined together by means of a pivoting screw 21. In accordance with the invention, the second hinge part 16 comprises a reinforcing element 23 with a fixing base 24 which is fixed inside a locking groove 26 by means of a form-fit joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: IDEAL SRL
    Inventor: Belinda Sbardella
  • Patent number: 9651799
    Abstract: An eyeglasses assembly includes a rim unit, two temple members, and two coupling units interconnecting the temple members and the rim body. The coupling unit includes a first coupling member that has a slide groove including a non-limiting and a limiting groove section, and a second coupling member that engages the non-limiting and limiting groove sections to permit and prevent separation of the first and second coupling members, respectively. The coupling unit further includes a latch member movably mounted to the first coupling member and movable between a closed position and an open position that respectively prevents and permits the movement of the second coupling member into the non-limiting groove section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: York Tsai
  • Patent number: 9568747
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pin-detachment guide member for fixing a side shield which is capable of easily fixing or detaching the side shield to or from glasses. The pin-detachment guide member includes an inserting protrusion (400) having a screw thread and integrally formed with one surface of the temple (A) of glasses, and a pin-detachment guide member (300) introduced into an inner space of the upper and lower wings (D and E) which overlap with each other in a vertical direction of the inserting protrusion (400), such that the pin-detachment guide member (300) is screw-coupled with the inserting protrusion (400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Hee Duk Kim, Seong Chan Kim
  • Patent number: 9314558
    Abstract: A rotor for a fluid pump which is flexible in handling and compressible. A conveying blade has at least two struts and a membrane spanned between them in the expanded state. At least one of the struts has at least one joint which enables an angling in a first direction in a first movement plane and bounds an overelongation beyond an elongation angle in an opposite second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: ECP ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventor: Sami Er
  • Patent number: 9039169
    Abstract: A support member for a wearable instrument which is mounted on a user's head part in cooperation with an eyeglass frame includes a head-contact portion that comes in contact with the user's head part, a temple-contact portion that comes in contact with a temple part of the eyeglass frame on a surface opposite of the head-contact portion, an instrument-connection portion for a wearable instrument that is disposed on the side of the temple-contact portion. Here, the temple-contact portion 30 has a first contact surface that comes in contact with a head-side surface of the temple part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Seiji Tatsuta, Kengo Kitaichi
  • Publication number: 20150131048
    Abstract: Eyeglasses including a front frame to which two side arms are connected, and having electric and/or electronic elements connected to each other by an electric circuit, wherein the electric circuit is composed at least partially of at least one flexible printed circuit, which is housed into a seat formed at least partially inside the front frame and at least partially inside at least one arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Michele IURILLI
  • Patent number: 9016855
    Abstract: An eye-lens device includes a frame, at least a lens unit, two first magnets, and two fasteners. The frame includes at least a lens-holding portion and two magnet-seats. The lens unit is held by the lens-holding portion. The first magnets are disposed at the magnet-seats respectively. Each of the fasteners is disposed pivotally to the frame and includes a second magnet. The lens unit is fastened by the attraction of the first and second magnets when the fasteners rotate relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Lin Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8960895
    Abstract: A spectacle frame comprises two opposite lens support elements (10,20) and two opposite flexible temples (30,40). Each support element (10,20) has a channel (13,23) with an attachment seat (14,24). Each temple (30,40) has an end having attachment members (33,43) that are suitable to engage the attachment seat (14,24) of a respective support element (10,20). Each temple (30,40) is suitable to slide along the channels (13,23) of the two opposite support elements (10,20) such that the attachment members (33,43) of a temple (30,40) engage the attachment seat (14,24) of the support element (10,20) opposite to said temple (30,40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Silvietta S.r.l.
    Inventors: Roberto Cargnel, Valter Paganin
  • Publication number: 20150049296
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a hinge for a fluid-filled. lens assembly includes a base having a first end configured to connect to a temple arm of the lens assembly and a second end configured to connect to a frame of the lens assembly, wherein the base includes a gap that is shaped to allow for tubing to pass from the first end to the second end of the base. In an embodiment, the first end of the base includes a cammed surface configured to engage a surface of the temple arm. In an embodiment, the first and second ends of the base are configured to flex around a rotation axis of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Senatore, Matthew Wallace Peterson, Jonathan Downing, Amitava Gupta, William Egan, Lisa Nibauer, Frank Stangota, Bruce Decker, Thomas M. McGuire, Urban Schnell, Karim Haroud, Pascal Loser
  • Publication number: 20150036098
    Abstract: Provided is an eyeglass frame with a symmetrical structure. The eyeglass frame includes an earpiece frame, a main body, a hinge, and a support frame. The earpiece frame has a bar-shaped structure in which a width and an angle thereof vary according to the length thereof to be placed on the ear of a user. The main body is connected to the earpiece frame through a hinge, serves as a pivot that pivots on the hinge, and has an inner circumference of a closed curve receiving a lens. The hinge allows the earpiece frame to be inwardly folded toward the main body through pivoting of a predetermined angle. The support frame is disposed under the main body along an outer circumference of the main body and is spaced from the main body by a predetermined interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jungwoo Kim
  • Publication number: 20150002805
    Abstract: A lens device includes a frame, at least one lens and two fasteners. The frame has at least a lens recess. The lens is embedded in the lens recess, and has an indentation located at an edge of the lens. The fasteners are disposed pivotally to the opposite sides of the frame, respectively, and each have an inner surface, a supporting surface and a hook portion. The inner surface adjoins the supporting surface. The hook portion protrudes from the inner surface. When the fastener rotates so that the hook portion enters into the indentation of the lens, the supporting surface of the fastener is disposed against a side of the indentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: CHIH MING CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140368785
    Abstract: An eyeglasses assembly structure is provided, in which assembly slots for joint members are mainly formed on both sides of the eyeglasses frame, and the joint members are pivotally connected therein. Locating members are respectively interposed between upper and lower elastic elements for holding the pivotal connection status of the joint members and the assembly slots. When the joint members are to be detached from the assembly slots, the locating members are pushed into sliding grooves of the joint members, and the upper and the lower elastic elements are pressed to be deflected inward so as to allow the upper and the lower pivots detached from the pivotal connection with the assembly slots. Therefore, temples or strap can be assembled on the rear ends of the joint members and then the eyeglasses patterns can be conveniently transformed according to users' needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: I-NAN LI
  • Patent number: 8911075
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes a frame and two temples. The frame includes two rims whose inner edges are connected with each other. An inner wall of each of the rims has a slot in which the lens is inserted. An outer edge of each rim has a first connecting end and a second connecting end capable of connecting with or being separate from each other. Outer edges of the first and second connecting ends of each rim are respectively configured with connecting portions. A front end of each temple has a connecting recess for containing the two connecting portions of one of the rims to connect the first and second connecting ends of the rim. With the frame structure, the slot of the rim can be allowed greater depth, so that the lenses can be more firmly fixed to the rims respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Lin-Yun Chen
  • Publication number: 20140327873
    Abstract: A temple includes a groove defined in at least one side of a metal rod of the temple. The melted material flows from the first and fourth recesses of the first and second molds to the third and sixth recesses of the first and second molds via the groove. The molding unit needs only one pouring entrance to form the front member and the end member connected to the front and rear end of the metal rod. The molding unit saves material and the surplus material is only formed at the pouring entrance. The manufacturing cost is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: PROHERO GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PEN-WEI CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140327874
    Abstract: A temple includes a connection portion, a first member, a body portion and a second member. The two respective diameters of the first 12 and the second member are larger than the diameter of the body portion. Multiple through holes are defined through the body portion. A metal rod is located in the temple. The material of a soft coating is injected to the body portion and extends through the through holes so as to form protrusions to reinforce the connection between the body portion and the soft coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: PROHERO GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PEN-WEI CHEN
  • Patent number: 8876283
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a hinge for a fluid-filled lens assembly includes a base having a first end configured to connect to a temple arm of the lens assembly and a second end configured to connect to a frame of the lens assembly, wherein the base includes a gap that is shaped to allow for tubing to pass from the first end to the second end of the base. In an embodiment, the first end of the base includes a cammed surface configured to engage a surface of the temple arm. In an embodiment, the first and second ends of the base are configured to flex around a rotation axis of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Adlens Beacon, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Senatore, Matthew Wallace Peterson, Jonathan Downing, Amitava Gupta, William Egan, Lisa Nibauer, Frank Stangota, Bruce Decker, Thomas M. McGuire, Urban Schnell, Karim Haroud, Pascal Loser
  • Patent number: 8870369
    Abstract: Spectacles have a middle part and at least one earpiece, such that the at least one earpiece is pivotably connected to the middle part by a hinge. The hinge includes two hinge parts, a first of which is arranged on the at least one earpiece and a second of which is arranged on the middle part. At least one of the hinge parts is attached to the middle part or to the earpiece by laser welding. On at least one longitudinal edge of the hinge part, a continuous weld produced by conduction welding is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Reiner Wagner
  • Publication number: 20140313471
    Abstract: A pair of glasses having one or more double sided appliques sporting decorative embellishments. The appliques are formed from plastic material having the aforementioned decorations thereon. Magnetic material is adhesively applied to the non-decorative side of the appliques thereby facilitating attachment of the aforementioned to the frames and or rims of the pair of glasses. The appliques follow the size and contour of the selected location where it is to be attached on the glasses. Optional depressions on the glasses facilitates the location and attachment of the appliques to the pair of glasses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Charles R. Eubanks
  • Publication number: 20140293025
    Abstract: A 3D projection and viewing system comprising viewing glasses having a frame including a receptacle mechanism on an eyewear frame, the receptacle mechanism configured to receive a corresponding portion attached to a temple part of eyeglasses comprising the eyewear frame. The corresponding portion may be, for example, an insertable snap device that fits into the receptacle mechanism and includes a barb or other latch mechanism that “snaps” into place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Julian Farnam
  • Patent number: 8845094
    Abstract: A prop system for a secondary pair of eyeglasses to be worn over and in front of a primary pair of eyeglasses having a prop portion of substantially rigid material, the prop portion having an inward edge and an outward edge; and an attachment portion disposed on the outward edge wherein the attachment portion is affixable to a secondary pair of eyeglasses thereby providing a prop extending essentially orthogonally and inwardly from the secondary eyeglasses, wherein the prop portion may engage one or more upper surfaces of a primary pair of eyeglasses to support the secondary eyeglasses when placed over the primary pair of eyeglasses in a manner that avoids creating a sensation to a wearer of wearing two pairs of eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Michelle P. Porter
  • Patent number: 8840242
    Abstract: A system for storing small items. The system includes a glasses frame. The system also includes an earpiece, where the earpiece includes a hollow cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Colin Martin
  • Patent number: 8840244
    Abstract: A retainer is releasably secured to a pair of eyeglasses that includes flattened and widened temple members. Each temple member includes a heart-shaped hole at its distal end that serves as the point of attachment for the retainer. The retainer includes a pair of selectively enclosable lobster claw clasps that are coupled to opposite ends of an elongated, highly ornamental necklace. Each clasp includes a C-shaped hooked portion and an articulating finger pivotally coupled thereto, with pivotal displacement of the finger allowing for selective enclosure of the hooked portion. When secured to the glasses, the retainer applies no discomfort to the user since the clasp can rest on the elongated part of the heart-shaped hole. The means for attaching the retainer to the eyeglasses is not only strong and secure but also aesthetically pleasing and can be easily changed to suit the attire of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jayne Terry
  • Publication number: 20140268011
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a mechanism for magnetically biasing a pair of eyeglasses between open and closed configurations. Magnetic material on the frame front and magnetic material on the temples create a magnetic interaction that biases the eyeglasses toward an open or closed configuration. The magnetic interaction may be attractive, repulsive, or a combination of the two. The mechanism may provide a bias in all eyeglass configurations or only in select ranges of configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: DYE PRECISION, INC.
  • Publication number: 20140253863
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame includes an outer frame (20), an inner frame (50) provided with a pair of eyeglass lenses (60), and temples (31) connected to the outer frame (20). The inner frame (50) is attached to the outer frame (20). The outer frame (20) includes opening portions (40) provided to correspond to the eyeglass lenses (60) attached to the inner frame (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: FOUR NINES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi IIMURA
  • Patent number: 8827444
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a screw-free connection structure for a frame and temples of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses are assembled primarily by a frame, two connection blocks, two elastic elements and two temples, wherein two temples are connected with a left and right end of the frame by the connection blocks, so that the temples and the frame can be connected together rapidly and securely without locking with screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Wing-Cheong Koo
  • Publication number: 20140247421
    Abstract: A temple assembly of a pair of eyeglasses is coupled to a frame body without screws. The temple assembly of eyeglasses includes a first connecting member and a second connecting member. The first connecting member includes a lever arm portion and a latching portion extended by the lever arm portion along the direction distal from said frame body. The second connecting member includes an elastic portion and an engaging portion extended by the elastic portion along the direction distal from the frame body; wherein the latching portion detachably coupled to the engaging portion, the elastic portion approached elastically to the lever arm portion. Thereby, an end piece of the frame body is rotatably coupled between the lever arm portion and the elastic portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: ACTION EYEWEAR CORP.
    Inventor: TUO-LIU CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140232979
    Abstract: A system for storing small items. The system includes a glasses frame. The system also includes an earpiece, where the earpiece includes a hollow cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Colin Martin
  • 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: 20140218677
    Abstract: An eye-lens device includes a frame, at least a lens unit, two first magnets, and two fasteners. The frame includes at least a lens-holding portion and two magnet-seats. The lens unit is held by the lens-holding portion. The first magnets are disposed at the magnet-seats respectively. Each of the fasteners is disposed pivotally to the frame and includes a second magnet. The lens unit is fastened by the attraction of the first and second magnets when the fasteners rotate relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: LIN YUAN CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140185002
    Abstract: Eyewear and eyewear frames are described, which may include temples having a contoured profile for a cooperating fit, for example, with circumaural headsets. Eyewear frames according to the examples herein may include a pair of temples coupled to a front portion of a frame, each of the temples having a hinge portion and an arm portion. The arm portions may bend inward from the hinge portion towards a region defined between the temples and may bend outward and curve around a head of a wearer for a conformal fit with the head of the wearer. The arm portion of the temples may further have a generally flattened profile in the transverse cross-section to provide a low profile against the head of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Smith Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph R. McNeal
  • Patent number: 8757798
    Abstract: An eyewear utilizing a screw-less hinge to connect the temple to the frame. The frames terminate laterally at an open, curved rung configured to receive a cylinder. This cylinder is fixed to the temple. Due to the configuration of the curved rung, the cylinder can be inserted into the curved rung in a rotatable or pivotable fashion. The cylinder receiving the curved rung holds the frame together and keeps eye wires from opening, thus keeping lenses from falling out of the eyewear. A wedge tool can be used to displace the curved rung from the cylinder to easily remove the temple from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Cody Air LLC
    Inventor: Tom Cody
  • Patent number: 8757796
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a frame which comprises a front surface, extended by two lateral posts and two arms hinged to the posts about the hinge pins of two telescopic hinges, each of which, with a front surface element rigidly connected to a post and an arm element, is rigidly connected to an arm that comprises a slide hinged on the front surface element, and mounted in a sheath against a spring and slidable by means of the latter; the front surface element and the sheath of the arm element engaging, in the open position of the arm, by at least two matching transverse surfaces for stopping the opening. The surfaces that stop the opening of the two elements of each hinge are rough, the surface that stops the opening of one of the elements, of the surface, and of the arm having a hollow intermediate area. Thanks to the present method, system and device, the frame hinges have a reduced size with the same performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Dominique Delamour, Alain Miklitarian, Olivier Rodi, Richard Chene
  • Publication number: 20140132912
    Abstract: An improved hinge structure of a spectacle frame allows fast hinge fabrication. The spectacle frame has two lugs each have an opening defined by a pendent insert. A pivot is formed with a trough for receiving and holding the pendent insert of the lug of the spectacle frame. A temple has a front end formed with resilient connecting members that each have a front end formed as a fastening claw for mating the pivot. The fastening claws of the temple are bent in are bent toward different directions, so as to grasp the pivot in the different directions, and hold the pendent insert of the lug received in the trough of the pivot in position. The opening of the lug allows the fastening claws of the connecting members of the corresponding temple to move therein, thereby forming the improved hinge structure that is assembled without using any screws and tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: CHUAN PENG CHOU
  • Publication number: 20140125941
    Abstract: A pair of safety glasses includes a body having a frame, two temples, and two shields. The frame includes two sides. A pivotal portion is formed on a rear end of each side. Each temple includes a front end having a pivotal section pivotably connected to one of the pivotal portions. Each shield includes a coupling portion on an upper end thereof. The coupling portion of each shield includes a coupling groove having at least one hook. Each shield further includes a lower shielding portion on a lower end thereof. When each temple is in the folded position, the coupling groove of each shield can be coupled to the front end of one of the temples via a spacing between the frame and the temple, with the at least one hook of each shield engaged in at least one retaining groove of one of the temples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Wei Ting Hou
  • Publication number: 20140125942
    Abstract: A temple folding structure on a pair of eyeglasses includes a lens frame and a temple. The lens frame and the temple respectively include an engaging portion and spaced upper and lower connection segments. The engaging portion includes a mounting hole with a plurality of teeth formed on an inner surface of the mounting hole. A pivot is provided on each of a bottom surface of the upper connection segment and a top surface of the lower connection segment and includes a plurality of anchoring teeth. The upper and lower connection segments clamp the engaging portion, with the pivots inserted into the mounting hole and with the anchoring teeth meshing with the teeth in the mounting hole, allowing the temple to be pivoted and positioned at various angles relative to the lens frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Wen-Tse Huang
  • Patent number: 8696111
    Abstract: Provided are spectacle frames and a manufacturing method thereof, in which a front of the spectacle frames is formed by processing a celluloid plate of plastic, and temples are mounted on the front of the spectacle frames, thereby manufacturing the spectacle frames using the celluloid plate. The present invention does not require injection molding and an injection mold, and by processing both a hinge part and the front of the spectacle frames, the spectacle frames that can be applied to various wearers' face sizes can be manufactured with only the front of the frames having a single size. Also, by merely changing a design, various designs of the spectacle frames can be realized with only the front of the frames having a single size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Jung Tae Chang
  • Patent number: 8690318
    Abstract: The present application provides glasses including a frame, temple bars and hinges connecting the temple bars with the frame. One end of each of the hinges is provided with a snap-in spring bow and the other end thereof is provided with a connecting hole hinged to the frame. Accordingly, each of the temple bars is provided with a snap groove cooperated with the snap-in spring bow of the hinge. When mounting the hinge, it only needs to insert the hinge into the temple bar such that the snap-in spring bow of the hinge is cooperated with the snap groove of the temple bar. Thus, in the glasses according to the present application, the hinge and the temple bar may be connected by a snap-fit connection instead of a soldering process or a screw connection, the connecting process is simple since neither a soldering process nor an additional screw is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Zhidong Tian