With Skin Protecting Earpiece Covering Patents (Class 351/122)
  • Patent number: 10558059
    Abstract: An eyewear frame includes a plurality of ventilation apertures disposed in fluid communication with corresponding ones of a plurality of fluid channels. The plurality of ventilation apertures are dimensioned and configured to conduct fluid from an outer face of the ventilated eyewear frame to an inner face. The plurality of fluid channels are dimensioned and configured to conduct fluid therealong, and at least partially in communication with a wearer of the ventilated eyewear frame, facilitating heat exchange with the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Costa Del Mar, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sanchez, Casey Lopez, Marc Tappeiner
  • Patent number: 10423007
    Abstract: Implementations of a counterweight device for eyeglasses are provided. In some implementations, a counterweight device may be secured to the backend of each temple and thereby remove some to all weight of the eyeglasses from the nose and/or cheeks of the wearer. In some implementations, a pair of counterweight devices may be used to counterbalance the weight of a pair of eyeglasses. In some implementations, a counterweight device may comprise an elastic loop attached to a weight by a connector. In some implementations, a counterweight device may include fasteners configured to removably secure a weight to an elastic loop or to another weight dangling from an elastic loop. In this way, through the use of threaded fasteners, the overall weight and/or look of a counterweight device may be changed by the wearer. In some implementations, a lanyard may be used in conjunction with a pair of counterweight devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Sherry Sandt
  • Patent number: 10251776
    Abstract: Devices for therapeutic interaction with an Abreu brain thermal tunnel (ABTT) terminus. Such devices provide heat to or remove heat from the ABTT terminus, and may also provide heat to or remove heat from veins connected to the ABTT. Therapeutic devices for engaging with the ABTT terminus benefit from diagnostics obtained at the ABTT terminus, or from other locations on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Geelux Holding, Ltd.
    Inventor: Marcio Marc Abreu
  • Patent number: 10156734
    Abstract: Eyewear can be provided that include at least a support and a traction surface that allows the eyewear to be retained on a user's face. The support can include at least an earstem and a face. The traction surface can be coupled to a portion of the support. The traction surface can provide a greater amount of traction force before slipping when subject to forces in certain directions and can provide a lesser amount of traction force before slipping when subject to forces in other directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Brock Scott McCabe, Benjamin John Meunier, Ryan Saylor
  • Patent number: 10088694
    Abstract: An elastomeric tubular casing encompasses an elongate eyeglasses temple. The elastomeric tubular casing has a tube interior; a tube exterior; and tube first and second ends. The tube interior is configured to have higher than standard adhesion, and the tube exterior is configured to have lower than standard adhesion. Bevels may be provided adjacent to the tube first and second ends. The elastomeric tube in a first post-production orientation is rolled into a doughnut geometry, and adapted to unroll about the elongate eyeglasses temple to resume a generally cylindrical tubular geometry, and thereby encase a portion of the eyeglasses temple. The elastomeric tubular casing has an interior diameter approximately equal to an exterior circumference of the eyeglasses temple and the elastomeric tubular casing extends longitudinally co-extensively with the eyeglasses temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Regina B. Casperson
  • Patent number: 9781408
    Abstract: An electrically controlled spectacle includes a spectacle frame and optoelectronic lenses housed in the frame. The lenses include a left lens and a right lens, each of the optoelectrical lenses having a plurality of states, wherein the state of the left lens is independent of the state of the right lens. The electrically controlled spectacle also includes a control unit housed in the frame, the control unit being adapted to control the state of each of the lenses independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: VISUAL EFFECT INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Martin Jacobs, Ronald Steven Karpf
  • Patent number: 9405134
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses is accessorized with a different appearance by the purchase of only a single pair of eyeglasses. This is accomplished by having removable and interchangeable sleeves for fitting over the temples of a pair of eyeglasses. Opposite sides of each of the sleeves are of different color, ornamentation or other decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Navajo Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Levy, Hoi Kwan Wong
  • Patent number: 9081212
    Abstract: A componentized eyeglass/sunglasses/slipcover system (System) that facilitates the quick and easy transformation of the eyeglasses for decorative/style changes and/or the attachment of electronic or other integrated components. The System will comprise of a faceplate assembly consisting of two or more pieces plus one or two lenses, two ear piece members and two hinges which attach and detach from either or both the face plate assembly and the ear piece members and slipcovers that are made of any flexible material plastic or other material that will cover all or a portion of the ear piece members and/or the face plate assembly. The componentized system is for decorative/style changes as well as for attaching/integrating electronic or other components. The System fits together in a clean, secure manner to present a sleek, quality appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Swapz, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis V Frost, Nancy Armstrong-Frost, Robert Harris, Sherry Harris, Steve Michael Moran, Amy Moran
  • Patent number: 8733926
    Abstract: An adjustment device for eyeglasses includes a column. The column includes a first end. The first end includes an aperture. The aperture is operable to be removably joined at least partially to an earpiece on the eyeglasses. A channel is disposed at least partially within the column. The aperture is further configured to allow access to the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Ethel M. Stewart
  • Patent number: 8500271
    Abstract: Techniques for providing eyewear with electrical components are disclosed. The electrical components can provide electrical technology to eyewear (e.g., eyeglasses) without having to substantially compromise aesthetic design principles of the eyewear. Often, the electrical components can be attached to the eyewear as an after-market enhancement. The electrical components can operate independently or together with other electrical components provided elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 8322850
    Abstract: An eyeglass device includes a lens unit and a pair of temple pieces connected to the lens unit. Each temple piece includes a rigid upper portion and a soft lower portion. The rigid upper portion has a rigid front end connected to the lens unit, and a rigid rear end. The soft lower portion has a front soft section disposed below and connected to the rigid front end, a rear soft section connected to the rigid rear end, and an intermediate soft section disposed between the front and rear soft sections and below the rigid upper portion. The intermediate soft section and the rigid upper portion cooperatively define an elongate gap therebetween. The soft lower portion has a bottom abutment face extending from the front soft section to the rear soft section for contacting a user's ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: All-Logic Int. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Tien Yang
  • Publication number: 20120229753
    Abstract: An eyeglass device includes a lens unit and a pair of temple pieces connected to the lens unit. Each temple piece includes a rigid upper portion and a soft lower portion. The rigid upper portion has a rigid front end connected to the lens unit, and a rigid rear end. The soft lower portion has a front soft section disposed below and connected to the rigid front end, a rear soft section connected to the rigid rear end, and an intermediate soft section disposed between the front and rear soft sections and below the rigid upper portion. The intermediate soft section and the rigid upper portion cooperatively define an elongate gap therebetween. The soft lower portion has a bottom abutment face extending from the front soft section to the rear soft section for contacting a user's ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: ALL-LOGIC INT. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shun-Tien Yang
  • Patent number: 8262219
    Abstract: An earstem for eyeglasses is provided that can incorporate an interchangeable elastomeric traction member disposed in a recessed seat which extends along a length of the earstem to provide a contact area between the earstem and the head. The traction member can be disposed along the bottom portion of the earstem and/or around the periphery of the earstem. The traction device can be detachably coupled to the earstem so that the traction device can be exchanged to accommodate different needs or situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Duane J. Lee, Kevin K. Grant, An Tran
  • Patent number: 8092008
    Abstract: A system for protecting eye glass frames during a hair dye, coloring, or highlighting process is described. The system comprises a support layer, a pair of gloves laminated onto the support layer, and a pair of eyeglass arm protectors laminated onto the support layer. Each eyeglass arm protector is formed as a sleeve having an open end. An apparatus and method are also disclosed for manufacturing sections of a support layer material, each section having a pair of gloves and a pair of eyeglass arm protectors laminated thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Poly-Version, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip J. Goldschmiedt
  • Publication number: 20110187988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device used to protect the ears from the sun Exemplary embodiments of the invention include ear shades for use with a pair of glasses The temple arm of the glasses generally comp?ses an ante?or end, a poste?or end, an ear support portion, and a shading portion The ante?or end of the temple arm may be configured to be operatively connected to a lens holding portion of the glasses and the ear support portion rests on the ear The shading portion may be operatively connected to the ear support portion and cooperates with the ear support portion to create a downward-opening cavity into which the top of the user's ear extends to shade at least the top of the user's ear
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel J. Kindl
  • Patent number: 7976154
    Abstract: The invention pertains to the protection of spectacles arms and relates to a protection member for a spectacles arm comprising an elongated tubular envelope (54) sealed against chemical agents, having an open end and having an essentially flat shape in the plane of a hook-shaped spectacles arms. The envelope (54) includes, at a location corresponding to the position of the bend of a hook-shaped spectacles arm, a device (62) preferably for folding about a transverses axis and for reducing at said location the distance between the inner edge of the bend of the spectacles arm and the edge of the member provided on the side of the bend interior. Application in hairdressing facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Pierre Daniel
  • Patent number: 7922321
    Abstract: Techniques for providing eyewear with electrical components are disclosed. The electrical components can provide electrical technology to eyewear (e.g., eyeglasses) without having to substantially compromise aesthetic design principles of the eyewear. Often, the electrical components can be attached to the eyewear as an after-market enhancement. The electrical components can operate independently or together with other electrical components provided elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 7878647
    Abstract: A frame for eyeglasses, an associated temple, and a method of making the same are provided. The temple includes a receiver, a pliable support member, and a flexible ear piece. The receiver extends from a proximal end of the temple to a second end. The proximal end is configured to rotatably connect to a support section of an eyeglasses frame. The receiver defines a cavity that extends from second end toward the proximal end. The support member has a proximal portion and a distal portion. The proximal portion of the support member is within the cavity. The distal portion of the support member extends out and away from the second end of the receiver. The ear piece extends around the support member and the second end of the receiver. The flexible ear piece and the pliable support member form an integrated ear piece that is shapeable by a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Live Eyewear, Inc.
    Inventor: Kieran Hardy
  • Publication number: 20100265454
    Abstract: A system for protecting eye glass frames during a hair dye, coloring, or highlighting process is described. The system comprises a support layer, a pair of gloves laminated onto the support layer, and a pair of eyeglass arm protectors laminated onto the support layer. Each eyeglass arm protector is formed as a sleeve having an open end. An apparatus and method are also disclosed for manufacturing sections of a support layer material, each section having a pair of gloves and a pair of eyeglass arm protectors laminated thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Philip J. GOLDSCHMIEDT
  • Patent number: 7708400
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for manufacturing sleeves, a sleeve dispenser, and a method of manufacturing inexpensive, throwaway sleeves that may be used to protect temples from chemicals, germs, bacteria, and the like. Sleeves may be inexpensively manufactured using a single inexpensive raw material as well as an inexpensive manufacturing process in which no waste material is produced. Furthermore, sleeves may be produced as a compact roll of sleeves to accommodate unobtrusive placement in areas with limited space, thereby facilitating distribution in space-limited facilities such as hair salons, spas, optometrist or ophthalmologist offices, sunglass shops, and the like. In some embodiments, the sleeves include latitudinal and longitudinal perforations that facilitate removal of pairs of sleeves from the sleeve roll and removal of each of the pair of sleeves from each other. After separation, a sleeve aperture is passed over the temple until it is fully covered and protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventors: Marilyn Lee Coleman, William James Coleman
  • Patent number: 7553017
    Abstract: An eyeglasses temple and a mould for making the same, the eyeglasses temple comprises a connecting member having a butt-strap formed at the front end thereof, a metal rod and a flexible cover. A front end of the metal rod is fixed to a rear end of the connecting member. The flexible cover is formed by injection molding to wrap around the connecting member and an outer periphery of the metal rod. The metal rod is positioned in the center of the flexible cover. The flexible cover, the connecting member and the metal rod are fixed with one another stably, so that the quality of the eyeglasses temple is improved. Moreover, it is easy for the eyeglasses wearer to bend the metal rod and the flexible cover in order to adjust their bending angle for better wearing comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventor: Pen-wei Chen
  • Patent number: 7524057
    Abstract: A device and method of making eyewear with distinctive leather style and comfort as well as practicality in custom covered, customer covered, or mass produced eyewear coverings utilizing a zipper, snap, or metal button attaching means or by an insert molding in an injection molding process or compression molding process incorporating a normal structural material as well as a finished leather covering material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Mazal Agazarova
  • Patent number: 7490934
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an eyewear end piece which does not rotate around an axial core of a temple, which does not come off the temple, and which feels comfortable to wear. For this purpose, the eyewear end piece includes a first hard member, a second hard member and a flexible member in which the first hard member is formed in one end of the flexible member, and the second hard member is formed in the other end of the flexible member, respectively in an integral manner. The eyewear end piece may further include an insertion hole for a temple which extends through the first hard member and the flexible member to the second hard member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuto Yasuhara, Katsuya Takeshi
  • Patent number: 7490935
    Abstract: A stem for eyewear includes an elongated base configured for support on a user's ear and comprising a relatively hard material and a soft pad portion overmolded onto the elongated base. The base comprises at least one through hole and the soft pad portion comprises an anchor portion that is continuous through the through hole. The base also includes an anchor loop on an end that is covered and penetrated by the soft pad portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Revision Eyewear, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Vallée, Stéphane Morency, Stéphane Lebel
  • Patent number: 7055952
    Abstract: An improved temple piece is provided, including an elongated temple piece, including at least a first and a second region, the at least first and second regions comprising materials having different Shore A durometer hardnesses, wherein the first region has a Shore A durometer hardness less than that of said second region, and wherein the first region extends substantially the length of the temple piece. An elongated temple piece is also provided, including at least a first and a second region, wherein the first region does not predominantly extend, in at least one of the portions where the first region extends along the lower edge of said temple, from the lower edge over an interior surface of the temple piece such that contact between the first region and the side of a wearer's head and the wearer's hair is otherwise reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Cabot Safety Intermediate Corporation
    Inventors: Keith E. Fecteau, Chet Nadkarni, Glen Stanley
  • 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: 6860598
    Abstract: A wind and noise reducer for eyeglasses includes a panel that has a top edge, a bottom edge, a forward edge and a rear edge. The forward edge is generally vertically orientated. The panel has an inside surface and an outside surface. The inside surface is concave and the outside surface is convex. An elongated arm has first end and a second end. The first end is attached to the top edge such that the arm is generally horizontally orientated. The arm extends rearward from the panel. A coupler is removably positionable on the temple of the eyeglasses for selectively coupling the arm to the temple such that the arm is orientated parallel to the temple and the forward edge is directed forward of the eyeglasses. The panel may be moved along the temple such that wind is directed around the ears of the wearer of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Daniel R. Bigda
  • Patent number: 6644806
    Abstract: A resilient non-smooth projection member formed into shape on eyeglass temples and on nose pads and having a plurality of grain-like projections on a touching surface of soft protruding pads of each eyeglasses temple or nose pad. The backside of each grain-like projection has a recessed, hollow shape, and these grain-like projections touch a wearer's ear sides and nose, giving rise to resilient massage, allowing for comfortable wear of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Huei-Min Wu
  • Patent number: 6565208
    Abstract: A temple plate pad adapted to a temple plate of a pair of eye glasses has a bottom plate and a tapered body securely engaged with the bottom plate and adapted to securely engage with the temple plate. The bottom plate has a width larger than a width of the tapered body so that after the tapered body is attached to the bottom plate, an inverted T shape is formed. Whereby the T shaped temple plate pad is able to receive loading due to the width of the bottom plate being larger than the width of the tapered body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventor: Shu-Min Lee
  • Publication number: 20030020866
    Abstract: A molded unit including several members of eyeglasses uses a combination of hard plastic and shape-memory plastic to avoid sliding and protruding of the members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: Nikon Eyewear Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideaki Asano
  • Publication number: 20020003604
    Abstract: A spectacle frame with ear bends each comprising an auricular front member connected to a temple, an auricular back member connectable from 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: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Applicant: Nikon Eyewear Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 6270217
    Abstract: Eyeglass frame protective coverings are formed on sheets, which make up a cylindrical roll. The roll consists of a plurality of perforated, connected sheets, each sheet containing one protective covering formed on each sheet. Each protective covering is connected to its respective sheet by perforations, which allows the covering to be easily removed from the sheet for use. A bridge section interconnects the two tubular pocket-like temple frame components of the protective covering. The bridge section is configured to be pulled to remove the covering from the sheet and is also perforated at its midpoint, thus allowing the bridge section to be easily separated once the temple frame components are placed on the temple pieces of the eyeglasses. Once separated, the two parts of the bridge section are draped over the temple pieces and are then available to assist in the clean and efficient removal of the two components of the covering, after the components become wet and soiled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Michael Lizzi
  • Patent number: 6065834
    Abstract: A set of wrappings for eyeglass ear and nose pieces to be applied by the eyeglass wearer. The wrappings are precut from a thin elastic material having a textured latex coating and shaped to be wrapped in an overlapping manner along the ear pieces of eyeglasses. A pair of nose pad covers is also provided, precut in a manner which allows the material to be stretched and folded around an eyeglass nose piece. The material providing non-slip resistance, moisture absorbency and dissipation and padding for extra sensitive skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Inventor: Paul Frank Willhite
  • Patent number: 5949516
    Abstract: An eyeglass locator system for locating misplaced eyeglasses having a frame and a pair of earpieces extending rearwardly from the frame, comprising a transmitter and a receiver portion. The transmitter is preferably keychain attachable, and produces a radio frequency signal when activated by means of a button. The receiver portion is located at the eyeglasses and produces and audible and/or visual alert in response to the radio frequency signal. The receiver portion is preferably either encapsulated within one or both of the earpieces at its distal end, or is located in a sleeve which is mounted over the distal end of one or more of the earpieces of an existing pair of eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Clarence McCurdy
  • Patent number: 5943703
    Abstract: An ear-protector is provided as a flexible element preferably made of PVC, having a first enlarged section used for covering over an ear, and a second, forwardly-extending, reduced mounting section extending from the first enlarged section. Each section has formed therein a vertical slit, forming together a pair of forwardly-positioned slits through which may be passed the temple part of eyeglasses or sunglasses, by which the ear-protector is mounted over an ear. The temple part of the eyeglasses is inserted through the pair of slits, so that the section of the temple part of the eyeglasses between the pair of slits is located exteriorly of the ear-protector, and whereby the second reduced section of the ear-protector and part of the first enlarged section of the ear-protector adjacent to the first section is bowed inwardly in a concave manner for forcing the ear-protector against the ear, whereby the ear-protector is snuggly positioned against the ear, for protecting the ear against cold and wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Inventor: Hector M. Avila, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5907385
    Abstract: A new adhesive pad set for attachment to eyeglasses to help hold the eyeglasses to the face of a wearer. The inventive device includes a pair of nose pads adapted for attaching to the nose tabs of a pair of eyeglasses and a pair of ear pads adapted for attaching to the end pieces of the temples of the frame of a pair of eyeglasses. Each nose pad has a first and second surfaces, a pair of ends and a pair of sides extending between the ends of the nose pad. An adhesive is provided on the first and second surfaces of each nose pad. The adhesive on the second surface is designed for adhesively attaching the second surface to a nose tab of a pair of glasses. The adhesive on the first surface is designed for adhesively attaching the first surface to the nose of a wearer to help hold the eyeglasses on the nose of the wearer. Each ear pad has a first and second surfaces, a pair of ends and a pair of sides extending between the ends of the ear pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Inventors: Jesse P. Flores, Lita Flores
  • Patent number: 5850637
    Abstract: Lightweight wind deflectors having Mounting Sleeves attachable to Eyeglass Temple Stems. The Mounting Sleeves are flexible with rectangular cutouts running their lengths giving them the ability to attach or slide onto the Eyeglass Temple Stems. The Ear Flaps which deflect wind around the ears attach to Pressure Plate Hinge's, which establish and maintain pressure between the Ear Flaps and the wearer's cheekbones, they also allow lateral movement of the Ear Flap's for removal and placement on the head. Sleeve Shims can be installed into the rectangular cutouts of the Mounting Sleeves to compensate for different size eyeglass frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Inventor: John M. Lewis
  • Patent number: 5708491
    Abstract: A temple tip for a frame of spectacles has a structure in which a portion not touched by the ear is made of the first resin and a portion touched by the ear is made of the second resin having a smaller hardness than the first resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Onodera, Junji Kanzaki
  • Patent number: 5610669
    Abstract: An improved eyeglass temple for retaining eyeglasses on the head of a wearer is provided. The temple includes an engaging portion that extends from a second end of the temple to a support section. An ear stem extends through the engaging portion and has a cross-sectional dimension less than the cross-sectional dimension of the support section, adjacent to the engaging portion. A resilient, elastomeric ear piece is integrally formed on the ear stem to form the engaging portion. The elastomeric ear piece provides an increased coefficient of friction between the engaging portion and the head and ear of the wearer, to prevent inadvertent relative movement between the temple and the wearer. The elastomeric ear piece is formed on the ear stem at such a temperature that the molecular structure of the elastomeric material comprising the ear piece cross-links to the molecular structure of the material comprising the temple, preferably a hard plastic, to integrally bond the ear piece to the ear stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Inventors: Raymond J. Kuipers, Dominica R. Kuipers
  • Patent number: 5583585
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, there is provided an eyeglass temple piece protector that is prepared with a first elongate strip of plastic material superposed on a second elongate strip of plastic material to form a hollow sleeve. The sleeve has a front side, a back side, a closed end, and an open end. The sleeve is further adapted to receive a temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses from the open end to the closed end. The front side of the sleeve extends beyond the backside of the sleeve to form a flange at the open end. Also provided in accordance with the invention is a method to manufacture an eyeglass temple protector. In the method a first and second sheet of plastic material, each sheet having a length, a width, and an edge are provided. The first sheet is superposed on the second sheet such that the edge of the first sheet is parallel to, but not flush with, the edge of the second sheet, so that a flange is formed in the second sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: Gan Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerd Sternberg, Noreen G. Sternberg
  • Patent number: 5583583
    Abstract: A pair of sunglasses having an elongated sunglasses frame that is entirely formed from a single sheet of flat aluminum or titanium stock that is bent into a predetermined shape. Left and right hinge mounting portions are formed adjacent the respective edges of the sunglasses frame. A left lens aperture is formed in the sunglasses frame between the left hinge mounting portion and the bridge portion. A right lens aperture is formed in the sunglasses frame between the right hinge mounting portion and the bridge portion. The dimensions of the respective apertures have a greater height and a greater width on the front surface of the sunglasses frame so that lenses pressed into the respective apertures through their front surface edge won't pass out its rear surface edge. A groove is formed in the periphery of each of the apertures and they mate with a ridge formed on the periphery of the respective left and right sunglasses lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventor: Ken Wilson
  • Patent number: 5440355
    Abstract: A comfortable, protective eyeglass cover for the temples and earpieces of a pair of eyeglasses is disclosed. The protective cover includes a pair of sleeve members with each of the sleeve members having a hollow interior and an opening at a first end extending into the hollow interior. Each of the sleeve members is configured to receive one of the temple and earpieces of the eyeglasses within the hollow interior through the opening. The protective cover increases the comfort to the user as well as tightening the grip of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Inventor: Kelly G. Ross
  • Patent number: 5202707
    Abstract: A flavored eyeglasses boot member is placed upon the end of an eyeglass temple arm, and the boot member is flavored with a fruit, candy, or spice flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Inventor: Adam S. Halbridge
  • Patent number: 5146245
    Abstract: An eyeglass assembly including a rim organization to mount spectacle lenses therewithin pivotally mounts a plurality of temple legs, with a temple leg pivotally mounted at each end of the rim organization. The temple legs each include an arcuate earpiece leg that mounts an internally threaded rod rotatably received within an internally threaded bore formed longitudinally of each terminal end of each temple leg to permit adjustment of each earpiece leg relative to each temple leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Inventor: Judd A. Bolinger
  • Patent number: 5137342
    Abstract: In eyewear employing temples, a substantially cylindrical elastomeric traction member is disposed in a recessed seat which extends along a length of each temple to provide a contact area between the temple and the head. The traction member and seat may be sized so that the traction member is substantially flush with the adjacent temple or alternatively, the traction member may extend beyond the periphery of the temple. In either configuration, the traction device extends substantially parallel to the length of the temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Gregory F. Arnette
  • Patent number: 5087117
    Abstract: A side member of a spectacles frame comprises an elongate rod and a wider ear part extending rearwardly from the rod. The ear part comprises at least two spars extending substantially parallel in spaced apart relationship to form an opening therebetween. Rear ends of the spars are interconnected. The ear part can be deformed when heated, while providing the wearer with the comfort associated with a wide part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Inventor: Peter Steinwachs
  • Patent number: 5078485
    Abstract: An eyeglass temple has an arm whose forward end is connected to one of a pair of eyeglasses or to one end of a rim holding a pair of eyeglasses and an earpiece continuing from the rear end of the arm is made up of a plastic temple proper and a core buried in the plastic temple proper so as to extend in the direction of its length. A portion of the metal core buried in the arm has extra-high elasticity, whereas a portion in the earpiece has plasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignees: Kanto Special Steel Works, Ltd., Kounosuke Yamauchi, Toshihiro Yoshida
    Inventors: Mitsuru Aiba, Kounosuke Yamauchi, Toshihiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 5054903
    Abstract: In eyewear employing temples, a substantially cylindrical elastomeric traction member is disposed in a recessed seat which extends along a length of each temple to provide a contact area between the temple and the head. The traction member and seat may be sized so that the traction member is substantially flush with the adjacent temple or alternatively, the traction member may extend beyond the periphery of the temple. In either configuration, the traction device extends substantially parallel to the length of the temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Gregory F. Arnette
  • Patent number: 5007726
    Abstract: An eyeglass member, typically a nose pad or a temple end piece, which maintains its aesthetic appearance and close fit over long periods of service. The member has a cured coating of a fluorine-containing silicone on its surface or is made of a fluorine-containing silicone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Suzuki, Hirofumi Kishita, Shigehisa Sonegawa, Masaaki Matumura, Takeshi Hoashimoto
  • Patent number: 4925291
    Abstract: A temple end piece for a temple of a spectacle frame has a unit stable in a form composed of an essentially horizontal first segment and a second segment curving downward to the rear in the shape of an arc. Connected to this unit is a third segment formed by a soft, flexible band, the upper end of which is attached to the first segment and the lower end of which is permanently connected to the lower end of the second segment. This band extends in the uncharged state of the temple end piece curved essentially in the shape of an arc, in fact, in a manner similar to the second segment. In its longitudinal direction the band is neither stretchable nor compressible. By virtue of its high flexiblity the band fit the shape of the auricle and/or head of the spectacle wearer when the spectacles are worn in place, so that a large contact area with lower pressures will adjust itself, and any and all pressure points are prevented in this contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Eyemetrics-Systems Ag
    Inventors: Wilhelm Anger, Helmut Wiedman