With Nose Grip, Nose Guard, Pad, Or Cushion Patents (Class 351/132)
  • Publication number: 20130258270
    Abstract: A head-wearable device includes a center support extending in generally lateral directions, a first side arm extending from a first end of the center frame support and a second side arm extending from a second end of the center support. The device may further include a nosebridge that is removably coupled to the center frame support. The device may also include a lens assembly that is removably coupled to the center support or the nosebridge. The lens assembly may have a single lens, or a multi-lens arrangement configured to cooperate with display to correct for a user's ocular disease or disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Michael Cazalet, Joseph John Hebenstreit, Matthew Wyatt Martin, Maj Isabelle Olsson, Mitchell Joseph Heinrich, Hayes Raffle, Eliot Kim
  • Publication number: 20130208232
    Abstract: Reading glasses may be stored on a key of a keyboard. The reading glasses may also be kept inside a laptop computer when the laptop computer is open or closed without causing consequential damage to the reading glasses or laptop components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Mounir Boukli-Hacene
  • Publication number: 20120300169
    Abstract: An eyewear system is provided with adjustable nose pads. The nose pads are adjustable by being slidably mounted onto a portion of the nose bridge. This adjustability feature provides for wearer-selected pantoscopic angle adjustment, as well as wearer-selected fit for a particular nose and face shape. The eyewear may include plano or corrective lenses and other features of eyewear including polarized, tinted, and/or other types of lenses and lens-related features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Eleanor Wink Zimick Jackson, Michael T. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8142013
    Abstract: A glasses structure includes a frame, two temple arms and a bridge. The frame has two end portions arranged at lateral sides thereof and a middle portion connecting the two end portions. Each temple has a elastic engagement member at a front end thereof for clamping the respective end portion of the frame. The bridge has a elastic clip member clamping the middle portion of the frame. Therefore, the temple arms and the bridge could link to the frame without screw members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Tuo-Liu Chang
  • Publication number: 20120050666
    Abstract: Eyewear attachments are provided that can include a bridge pad having a base extending between terminal ends and defining a perimeter, and each terminal end having a tower extending normally from the base and forming at least a portion of a top opposing the base of the bridge pad. Eyewear assemblies are provided that can include a frame having a bridge extending between two lense housings, each of the lense housings have an upper portion opposing a lower portion of the housed lense, and a bridge pad coupled to the frame. Methods of affixing eyewear in useful configuration are provided that can include, providing eyewear having a bridge pad, the bridge pad extending away from the eyewear and toward the face when the eyewear is in the worn position, and aligning at least a portion of the bridge pad below an upper portion of the orbital bone of the face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Michelle ReneƩ Havens-Olmstead
  • Patent number: 7648235
    Abstract: A spectacle assembly structured for use by individuals of different facial characteristics comprising a pair of lenses and a nose-bridge extending between the lens pair in interconnecting relation thereto. A nose pad assembly is connected to the nose-bridge and extends rearwardly thereof in supported engagement with a prominent nasal support on an individual's nose, wherein the location of the prominent nasal support is determined by the facial characteristics of the individual. The nose-bridge and the nose pad assembly are disposed in an operative position relative to the optical centers of the lens pair so as to facilitate substantial alignment between the optical centers and the pupils of the individual's eyes, when the nose pad assembly engages the prominent nasal support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventors: Philip J. Rosenfeld, Angel J. Perez
  • Publication number: 20090310080
    Abstract: Eyeglass frames for people with Down syndrome, for others having facial characteristics similar to those with Down syndrome, and those with a depressed nasal bridge or a low nasal bridge, the eyeglass frames having a bridge lower than the normal higher placed bridge and in general alignment with the optical center of lenses mounted in the lens frames, extensions to widen the temple distance to accommodate the broader temples of people having Down syndrome or facial characteristics similar to those with Down syndrome, lower temples to maintain the general alignment of the location of the optical center with the pupils of the person wearing the eyeglass frames; and shorter temples than temples for normal caucasians to accommodate the ears as located on persons with normal facial features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Maria L. Dellapina
  • Patent number: 7543929
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes a frame and an auxiliary support. The frame has a pair of lens holders and a bridge interconnecting the lens holders. The bridge is formed with a slot. The auxiliary support is detachably mounted on the frame. The frame is formed with a recess and a protrusion. Further, the auxiliary support includes a bar abutting against the frame, a clasp extending downwardly from the bar and engaging releasably the slot in the bridge, a hook protruding from the bar and engaging releasably the recess, and a buckle protruding from the bar and formed with an aperture. The protrusion of the frame engages releasably the aperture in the buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: All-Logic Int. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Tien Yang
  • Publication number: 20080165319
    Abstract: Eyewear includes a lens with front and rear surfaces, a peripheral edge surface, and a recess. A nosebridge is secured to the lens and a nosepad is secured to the nosebridge. The nosebridge has first and second ends and a substantially inverted-U-shaped body. The nosepad also has first and second ends and a substantially inverted-U-shaped body. An outer member substantially encases a core member of the nosepad. The nosepad is adjustable and releasably attached to the nosebridge, which is in turn releasably attached to the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Bao Lien Wang
  • Patent number: 7172281
    Abstract: A protective cushion attached to eyeglasses comprises at least one first fastener piece attached on the inner surface around the eye portions of an eyeglass frame and at least one cushion piece corresponding to the first fastener piece. The cushion piece is provided with a second fastener piece, which cushion piece is a sponge body enclosed by gas permeable cloth. The cushion piece will be attached onto the inner surface around the eye portions of the eyeglass frame for reducing the harm to eyes and the surrounding portions due to an external impact on the eyeglass frame and for keeping the skin in contact of the protective cushion dry and free from eczema. Further, the cushion piece is easy to replace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: How-Lung Chen
  • Publication number: 20020000911
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is a system for monitoring failure of a signal having lighting configured to indicate a predetermined alarm condition. The system includes a detector/transmitter responsive to lighting parameters at least during the predetermined alarm condition to generate a signal indicative of the lighting parameters; an attachment member configured to attach the detector/transmitter to a lamp socket of the lighting in an orientation in which the detector/transmitter assembly is responsive to light rays from a lamp mounted in the lamp socket when the lamp is on; and a receiver/concentrator responsive to the signal indicative of the lighting parameters to generate a signal indicative of predetermined fault conditions of the lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas N. Hilleary
  • Patent number: 5880808
    Abstract: A mount for spectacles with at least two lenses, wherein the lateral arms, the hinges, and the elements connecting the hinges to the lenses are preferably made of metal wire; the lenses are connected to each other by a supporting element, also preferably made of appropriately bent metal wire, fitted elastically to the lenses, and supporting between the ends a nose rest element made of flexible, anatomically adaptable material; the rest element is supported, preferably loosely, on the supporting element to define, with the supporting element, an intermediate bridge between the lenses, for supporting the mount at the front, and adaptable to any nasal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Inventor: Pietro Devercelli
  • Patent number: 5689835
    Abstract: A pair of sports goggles includes a frame for supporting lenses. The frame has a central portion for engaging with a nose of a wearer and includes a groove vertically formed in the upper portion. The groove has an open upper end. A nose pad includes a rib formed in the upper portion for engaging with the groove from the open upper end and includes a flap extended upward from the lower portion for engaging with the bottom portion of the center portion of the frame for allowing the nose pad to be easily and stably attached to the frame and to be easily disengaged from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Inventor: David Yinkai Chao
  • Patent number: 5369451
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nose pad of spectacles is a hollow body having a resilient member fitted therein. The resilient member has a joint piece integrally connected thereto, projecting from the hollow body. The three-dimensional shape of the resilient member is yieldingly deformable in the hollow space of the nose pad in response to a force applied to the nose pad. The joint piece is changeable its position in all directions so as to fit itself along either side of the nose. The required orientation of each nose pad can be automatically caused by deformation of the resilient member in response to the counterforce from the nose to the nose pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Yugen Kaisha Tamagawa Kogyo
    Inventor: Yuzo Tamagawa
  • Patent number: 5363153
    Abstract: A facial hearing apparatus is disclosed which mounts onto any eyeglasses in order to impart warmth to the sinus regions of the eyeglass wearer's head to facilitate the establishment of a comfort zone of temperature about the face and upper body of the wearer affected by the sinuses. The facial heating apparatus mounts to the underside of the eyeglasses and includes a nosepiece and a resistive element that electrically connects to a power source in order to impart heat to the eyeglass wearer's head. The facial heating apparatus further includes a pad to provide a soft cushion against the wearer's face when the facial heating apparatus is worn. The facial heating apparatus eliminates the need for different pairs of heated glasses because it is removable and interchangeable among a variety of different types of eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Inventor: Clealen D. Bailiff
  • Patent number: 5200771
    Abstract: In a pair of eyeglasses having a bridge joining the edges of the lenses, the nose rest includes a one-piece bow which is secured via a spacer element to a retaining and essentially rests only on the bridge of the nose. In particular, the bow, spacer element and retaining plate are portions of a one-piece shaped part, so that a wider range of adaptation options to the individual anatomical features of the eyeglasses wearer in the nose region, on the one hand, and to the eyeglasses design used, on the other hand, is possible in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Assignee: Frey & Winkler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ingeborg Schmolz, Rolf Winkler
  • Patent number: 5196871
    Abstract: In combination, an eyeglass frame with a padded nose bridge region, and also the pad itself with an adhesive coating for attaching to the nose bridge portion of eyeglass frames, to make eyeglasses more comfortable in use, preventing the annoyance of the glasses slipping down the nose, and prevent discomfort to the user's nose and cheeks which would otherwise occur if the glasses are heavy or slightly out of fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Inventor: Calvin F. Tom
  • Patent number: 5182586
    Abstract: The sunglasses structure comprises a front piece, an arm hinged to each end of the front piece, and a one-piece lens supported by the front piece. A milling is formed in the lens which is substantially V-shaped, with inwardly protruding coupling elements. A V-shaped elastically deformable bridge is insertable into the milling. The bridge has a perimetral groove for accommodating a perimetral portion of the milling and a plurality of seats accommodating the coupling elements, which snap into engagement with the seats upon inserting bridge into the milling. Air vents are provided at a lateral portion of the lens for preventing misting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Moda Solaris S.p.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Bennato
  • 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: 4951322
    Abstract: A detachable mono-glass sports goggles includes a curved rod-like spectacle frame with two bows bilaterally connected thereto; an unitary glass having its top edge inserted into the bottom scoop channel of the spectacle frame; and a nose piece having an inverted V-shaped portion to support the unitary glass and to mount on user's nose, a split pin for insertion through the unitary glass into the spectacle frame to firmly retain the unitary glass therebetween, and a corrugated face portion for touching of fingers to correct the position of the goggles when it is in wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Inventor: David J. T. Lin
  • Patent number: 4904076
    Abstract: A nose pad adapted to be attached to a spectacle frame to form a part thereof. The nose pad has a relatively hard base body, a relatively soft, skin-friendly and slip-resistant covering on the base body and a securing arrangement affixed to the base body and projected from the covering for connecting the nose pad to the spectacle frame. The securing arrangement comprises a plurality of spaced anchoring pins adapted to be directly received by respective bores provided in a front piece of the spectacle frame. At least one of the anchoring pins has a pulling force-resistant device for resisting a separation of the nose pad from the spectacle frame by forces applied to the nose pad and directed away from the spectacle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Frey & Winkler GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Manfred Kappler, Bruno Herter, Rolf Winkler
  • Patent number: 4834524
    Abstract: A high compliance flexible web, preferably made of porometric material such as a woven plastic fabric, extends between the rims of a pair of eyeglasses below and spaced apart from the bridge which interconnects the rims. The web is preferably detachably and adjustably installed by engagement of protuberances at the ends of the web with corresponding recesses in the rims. The web supports the eyeglasses on the bridge of the nose of the wearer with very little slippage; and maintains a high comfort level by eliminating point contacts and local pressure concentrations, and permitting the movement of water vapor and air between the bridge of the nose of the wearer and the air space between the web and the bridge of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Inventor: John D. Borsos
  • Patent number: 4806009
    Abstract: A nose pad has an attachment member for affixation to a pad arm that comprises an apertured plate with a pair of upstanding prongs. The prongs are arranged to engage in a necked portion of the pad arm and the prongs are arranged so that the necked portion may be inserted and twisted in place without the use of any special tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Assignee: The Hilsinger Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent F. Sordillo, Arthur R. Hilsinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4802753
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame comprises two surrounds each receiving a respective lens. A bridge joining together the surrounds comprises a generally omega-shaped spring. This has two lateral lugs by each of which it is attached to a respective surround. Its middle part has two ends with concave sides facing towards each other and set back relative to the lateral lugs. A nose-side support arrangement is fitted to the bridge and comprises a U-shaped support having two branches each of which is interlocked with a respective end of the middle part of the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: Essilor International Cie Generale d'Optique
    Inventor: Bernard Lhospice
  • Patent number: 4786159
    Abstract: An improved pair of eyeglasses for use by a wearer including a frame member having lens rim portions and a nose bridge portion for connecting the lens rim portions together, with lens members adapted to be fitted within the lens rim portions and securing means with the frame membr for securing the frame member with the wearer when in use by the wearer. The improved pair of eyeglasses further includes a protector member mounted adjacent the nose bridge portion for protecting the nose of the wearer from harmful environmental effects, with the protector member being movable between a first position substantially covering the nose of the wearer and a second position wherein the protector member is substantially stowed adjacent the nose bridge portion, as is desired by the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Assignee: Improved Glasses, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco C. Piazza, Sr., Rocco C. Piazza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4747681
    Abstract: Means, in the form of traction strips for attachment to eyeglasses at the inner surface of the nose bridge and/or to the inner surfaces of temple members which are easily applied and removed and which provide frictional engagement, said strips comprising porous members impregnated or coated on one side with a pressure sensitive adhesive for adherence to such inner surfaces and in which said adhesive tends to penetrate said strips influenced by body heat. Said strips are preferably provided with spaced ribs extending transversely to the direction of slippage. The strips are individually provided with detachable tabs to facilitate easy and sanitary attachment of individual strips. The traction strips with their tabs may be mounted in multiple on a backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Inventor: Arthur B. Brower
  • Patent number: 4732464
    Abstract: In a pair of eyeglasses, a stud-shaped pad is secured in a through-hole in a support plate on the side of an eyeglass wearer's nose. A stem extends from the main plate of the pad, which rests on the support plate, passing through the through-hole and is broadened at the rear side into the shape of a fastening member. The pad is made of extremely soft plastic. The pad can at any time be snapped in and out by the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Inventor: Walter H. Bononi
  • Pad
    Patent number: 4695140
    Abstract: A pad is fastened angularly movable to pad levers of spectacle frames. The pad has a kidney-shaped pad body, which has a skin contact surface merging, with circumferential radii, in a rear surface which is spaced from the skin contact surface. The pad is cast around an anchoring plate, which has an elongated contour in the longitudinal extension of the pad body and is substantially thinner than the pad body. A finger projects perpendicularly from the anchoring plate and passes through the rear surface of the pad body. In its free end zone, the finger has a cross hole with extends transversely to the longitudinal extension of the pad body. The anchoring plate and the finger are of the same material. The pad body consists of glass-clear silicone rubber having a Shore-D hardness of 10-30 according to DIN 53 305. The anchoring plate consists of a transparent plastic material that is harder than the pad body and is a lattice-work of small rods which enclose open-work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Inventor: Walter H. Bononi
  • Patent number: 4688272
    Abstract: A sports eyewear frame having resilient padding attached to the frame by means of one or more tongues which are attached to the pads, and interlocked in openings provided in the frame. The pads, which can be molded-on or snapped-on, provide the sports frame with lifetime padding under normal wear and tear conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: Halo Optical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter F. Leonardi
  • Patent number: 4600279
    Abstract: In an eyeglass frame comprising a front piece formed of two rings arranged side by side serving to hold a pair of lenses and of a bridge which connects the two rings together, two stems protruding towards the inside of the frame are fastened to the inner sides of the two rings. The two stems are provided with attachment appendages which extend downward and are adapted to be engaged, with pressure-fit, by interchangeable nose rest members of different type. The attachment appendages of the two stems are plastically deformable as a result of the introduction of the preselected nose rest members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Vittorio Tabacchi
  • Patent number: 4405214
    Abstract: Safety glasses for use, in particular, in sporting activities comprise a frame to which two limbs are articulated, two lenses mounted on the inside of grooved retaining circles formed in the frame and a nose rest piece which fits together with the frame, is made of flexible material and has walls which form a part of the said grooved retaining circles. In such glasses therefore the lenses are partly held by flexible material which avoids their being broken in the case of a heavy blow as may for example occur when playing a sport. The risks therefore of cuts or injuries to the wearer of the glasses are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Assignee: Etablissements Bolle Georges, Robert et Maurice
    Inventor: Maurice Bolle
  • Patent number: 4390256
    Abstract: A pad for eyeglass frames has a kidney-shaped outer edge contour, a soft, pliant front side for contacting the wearer and stable means on the back for receiving the frame pad lever. Thin flexible members radiate from the pad lever receiving means to the kidney-shaped contour edge. A foil-like membrane form-connects with the kidney-shaped outer edge contour. The membrane has a convex surface according to the shape of the front side of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Inventor: Walter Bononi
  • Patent number: 4309086
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improvement to spectacle frames, and is more particularly directed to a novel nose plate holder which comprises a fixing tab adapted to be attached to the spectacles, an upright member adapted to support the side members of the frame and having a length at least equal to twice the thickness of said side members, a substantially U-shaped bow portion having its open end directed downwardly, and a plate attaching member adapted to support the nose plate, said fixing tab, upright member, bow portion and plate attaching member being substantially disposed in line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1982
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: Bernard Lhospice
  • Patent number: 4302080
    Abstract: Glass frames have a thin basic frame which mechanically absorbs the load on the glasses. A thin layer of soft material, such as silicon rubber or plastic foam is connected to the frame, at least on the rear eyebrow and nose rest and pad portions. The soft material may be separately formed and mechanically connected to the frames or formed on the frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Inventor: Walter H. Bononi
  • Patent number: 4251302
    Abstract: A method of coating, locating and maintaining ophthalmic supports of eyewear properly positioned with respect to the eyes and on the bridge of the nose of the wearer. The method comprises the steps of coating selected ones at least of the skin-contacting surfaces of ophthalmic supports of eyewear with a non-toxic pressure-sensitive adhesive, properly positioning the ophthalmic support on the wearer with respect to the eyes and the bridge of the wearer's nose and forming a direct bond between the pressure-sensitive adhesive coated skin-contacting surfaces of the ophthalmic supports and the wearer's skin contacted thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: Site-Tac, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Leonard, Courtland M. Henderson
  • Patent number: 4235530
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame pad of SYLGARD No. 186 resin has a sleeve therein of Rilsan polyamide. The sleeve has a blind hole for receiving the flat end area of a metallic pad lever which is affixed to the eyeglass frame. The sleeve has vanes extending on either side which have holes therein and a negative sweep at their upper ends. The sleeve and its vanes are moulded in this pad. Subsequently, the pad lever is inserted in the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Inventor: Kurt Stohrer
  • Patent number: 4205905
    Abstract: Spring metal supports are soldered to the edges of metal spectacle frames and are formed to define a pair of spring tines having hooked ends. The tines extend through openings in studs embedded in plastic nose pads with the hooked ends of tines normally preventing withdrawal. The tines extend loosely through the openings so the nose pads are free to tilt a limited amount in any direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1980
    Assignee: Otto Laib GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Winfried Abel, Wilhelm Laib
  • Patent number: 4165925
    Abstract: Narrow edged widely spaced gripping ridges molded in thin flexible plastic sheets are easily and permanently applied by pressure adhesive to smooth spectacle frame gripping faces which normally directly engage nose bridge and temporal head areas thereby retaining spectacles in place during violent exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1979
    Inventor: LeRoy B. Donovan
  • Patent number: 4131341
    Abstract: A novel improved ophthalmic device which comprises a unique one-piece preformed detachable nosepiece for use with an ophthalmic eyeglass frame wherein the nosepiece is formed with a generally box shaped forward portion having a vertical elongated slot formed in the forward portion and having a nose bridge mount formed at the rear surface of the box shaped portion. The nose bridge portion has a pair of rearwardly and outwardly extending projections for positioning of the bridge of the nose of the user which provides a hard surface for positioning and retaining the ophthalmic eyeglass frame which is used with the one-piece nosepiece in a fixed position. A generally concave surface formed between the projections is formed in the shape of the bridge of the user's nose and is narrower at the top than at the bottom thereby providing a concave shape that retards slippage of the nosepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Inventor: James B. Bradley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4102566
    Abstract: A rimless spectacle including a light weight two member lens supporting nose bridge assembly which engages the brow bar at its upper end and includes a pair of nose engaging pad members extending from its bottom end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Foster Grant Corporation
    Inventor: Robert N. Shelton
  • Patent number: 4070104
    Abstract: A nose pad for a nose piece on a pair of eyeglasses. The nose pad provides a soft air cushion to relieve pressure against the nose when the eyeglasses are worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1978
    Inventor: Woodrow R. Rice
  • Patent number: 4045137
    Abstract: A novel ophthalmic device for use by an optometrist or the like which comprises a unique fitting eyeglass frame for use with a plurality of detachable nosepiece attachments which allows the optometrist to quickly and more properly fit each patient's nose with a nose bridge that is suitably designed for the configuration of his nose. The removable nosepiece attachments are pivotably connected to the novel opthalmic frame thereby allowing a front-to-rear adjustment and locking of the nosepiece on the opthalmic frame. A portion of the plurality of adjustable nosepieces may contain a coated, soft, porous material in the area of juxtaposition to the user's nose to provide a more comfortable fit for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Inventor: James B. Bradley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4032223
    Abstract: A novel, improved ophthalmic device which comprises a unique fitting eyeglass frame having a removable nosepiece attachment which may be adjusted to permit adjustment of the lens to an exact eyelevel. The removable nosepiece attachment is pivotably connected to the ophthalmic frame, which allows a front-to-rear adjustment of the nosepiece on the ophthalmic frame, and the subject invention provides for a much improved pivotable connection between the nosepiece and the ophthalmic frame which may be rigidly locked in place by the novel use of a shim or friction member in combination with an extention of a female receptacle positioned in each side of the one piece nosepiece. Also disclosed is a device which is utilized for forming the removable nosepiece by forming a molded impression of a portion of a person's nose with the impression being used to then form the nosepiece for the person's eyeglass frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1977
    Inventor: James B. Bradley, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE36048
    Abstract: In a pair of eyeglasses having a bridge joining the edges of the lenses, the nose rest includes a one-piece bow which is secured via a spacer element to a retaining and essentially rests only on the bridge of the nose. In particular, the bow, spacer element and retaining plate are portions of a one-piece shaped part, so that a wider range of adaptation options to the individual anatomical features of the eyeglasses wearer in the nose region, on the one hand, and to the eyeglasses design used, on the other hand, is possible in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Frey & Winkler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ingeborg Schmolz, Rolf Winkler