Nose Pads Or Cushions Patents (Class 351/136)
  • Patent number: 10809544
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a nose pad capable of reducing an imprint after wearing eyeglasses and pain in wearing and preventing the eyeglasses from slipping down, without dropping off from the eyeglasses, a nose pad attached to eyeglasses to come into contact with the nose so as to support the eyeglasses is provided with a base portion that is formed of an elastomer material and that includes surfaces of the pad contacting the opposed nose to come into contact therewith, attachment portions that are formed of a resin material and that are provided at opposite end portions of the backside of the surfaces of the base portion to attach to pad arms extending from the eyeglasses, and bump portions that are formed of an elastomer material and that are provided at opposite end portions of the other surface of the base portion to rise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: ACP JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10495899
    Abstract: A nose pad reduces an imprint after wearing eyeglasses and pain in wearing. The nose pad is attached to eyeglasses and comes into contact with the nose to support the eyeglasses, and includes a base portion formed of an elastomer material and having two opposed main surfaces, attachment portions formed of a resin material and provided at opposite end portions of one of the main surfaces of the base portion to attach to pad arms extending from the eyeglasses, and bump portions formed of an elastomer material and provided at opposite end portions of the other main surface of the base portion to rise. Each of the bump portions includes a curved convex surface, and the resin material of the attachment portions is harder than the elastomer material of the base portion and the elastomer material of the bump portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: ACP JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10018852
    Abstract: An eyeglass positioning device configured to be positioned between a user's nose and eyeglasses frame to elevate multifocal lenses relative to a user's eyes to bring an intermediate or near field of vision into a line of sight for use with certain activities, such as computer use, when the user's head is in an upright and normal head tilt position. The eyeglass positioning device preferably comprises a connector and two support arms that simply sit on a user's nose in either an upright or an inverted orientation, providing greater flexibility of use and comfort. The eyeglass positioning device may be used with a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes or eyeglass frames without requiring attachment to the frames or obstructing the field of view through the lenses. The eyeglass positioning device may include a visual or tactile indicator to aid in placing the device on a user's nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Visualign, LLC
    Inventors: James D. Hamilton, Lonnie F. Gary, Stephen L. Fillipp
  • Patent number: 9642749
    Abstract: Goggles, goggle frames, and methods for adjusting a fit of a goggle frame are disclosed. In an example goggle, the goggle includes a frame and a lens. The frame includes a lens receiving portion and a face contact portion. The face contact portion includes a nose recess including an adjustable member for changing a contour of the face contact portion. The lens is configured to be mounted to the lens receiving portion. In an example goggle frame, the goggle frame includes a lens opening for mounting a lens thereto and a nose recess portion including a fit adjustment member. The fit adjustment member is configured to be deformed from an undeformed shape to a deformed shape and to retain the deformed shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Smith Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. McNeal, George T. Giroux
  • Patent number: 9638933
    Abstract: A nose support assembly for a spectacle frame, includes two nose support elements (3), known as nose pads, and, for each nose pad, a mounting element (2) for the nose pad, known as the nose pad holder. Each nose pad (3) and the corresponding nose pad holder (2) have connecting elements (1) for connecting one to the other, the connecting elements being designed to allow the nose pad (3) to move angularly with respect to the nose pad holder (2). A frame equipped with such a nose support assembly is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE)
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Berthelot
  • Patent number: 9632330
    Abstract: A lens frame locking mechanism comprises a temple and a link member. The temple is pivotally coupled to a periphery of the lens frame, for example at a first pivot attachment. The link member is pivotally coupled to the temple and to the periphery of the lens frame, for example at second and third pivot attachments. The temple is configured to pivot with respect to the lens frame about the first pivot attachment, and the link member pivots into a locking position defined with respect to the periphery of the lens frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Smith Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Damin, Michael Aaskov, George T. Giroux, James A. Chilson
  • Patent number: 9588353
    Abstract: Nosepiece for eyeglass frames which comprises: a plate intended to abut against the nose of a user; a support arm for connecting the plate to the frame of eyeglasses; a cup which is extended as a prolongation of the support arm; an appendage which is projectingly extended from the rear face of the plate and is housed within the cup with two lateral faces thereof facing two lateral walls of the cup; coupling means for retaining the appendage housed within the cup. The appendage comprises a convex portion which is susceptible of rotating with respect to the cup with the surface of the convex portion in contact and in sliding-with-friction relation with the internal surface of the cup, in order to maintain the plate in the reached angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: VISOTTICA INDUSTRIE S.p.A.
    Inventor: Rinaldo Montalban
  • Patent number: 9398976
    Abstract: Disclosed is a drug carrier device attachable to glasses, which is attached to the glasses and worn with the glasses around the eyes to enable transdermal delivery of drugs for medicinal ingredients for promoting eye fatigue recovery and improving eye diseases. The drug carrier device includes a drug carrier containing medicinal herb ingredients, and a fixing unit for detachably fixing the drug carrier on a frame of glasses. The fixing unit extends from the drug carrier and has a fixing loop whose end portion is bent to be hooked on frame of the glasses. The frame of the glasses is made of a metal to be magnetically coupled to a magnet and the fixing unit includes a permanent magnet magnetically coupled to the frame of glasses. The drug carrier device is attached to the glasses to enable drugs to penetrate into the skin around the eyes of the wearer during everyday life, thereby minimizing the cost burden associated with providing an additional pad fixing member and reducing feeling of irritation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignees: BM BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hee Gu Kim
  • Patent number: 9052530
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame assembly comprises an eyeglass frame including a pin hole therein, which has a hole axis, and a nose rest assembly. The nose rest assembly includes a nose pad, a pin member longitudinally extending from the nose pad along a pin axis and a coil spring mounted about the pin member. The pin member is at least partially disposed in the pin hole so that the nose rest assembly is movable relative to the eyeglass frame along the hole axis between extended and retracted positions thereof. The coil spring biases the nose pad to the extended position thereof away from the pin hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Zywusko
  • Patent number: 9033492
    Abstract: A frame for glasses, masks for professional or sports use, adapted to support at least one corrective and/or protective lens in a position which during use is located in front of the ocular region of the user, the frame including at least one through opening which is open toward the skin of the user who is wearing it, and at least one waterproof and vapor-permeable functional arranged so as to obstruct in a vapor-permeable manner the at least one opening to allow vapor permeation of the skin of the user, preventing a return of condensation toward the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: GEOX S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Polegato Moretti
  • Publication number: 20150015842
    Abstract: A nose pad assembly includes a top rod having a recessed section in an inner side thereof. A chamber is defined in a bottom wall of the recessed section. A rib and a fixing groove are provided on a bottom face of the chamber. A nose pad includes a connection rod received in the chamber and having a guiding hole and a ridge. A closure plate is mounted in the recessed section and includes a block extended through the guiding hole and engaged in the fixing groove. The ridge is forcibly passable through the rib and movable between an upper position at an upper side of the rib and a lower position at a lower side of the rib. The nose pad assembly can be assembled with a lens unit to form glasses, with the lens unit held by the nose pad and the top rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: LIN YUN CHEN
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140253864
    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) through connection members (55).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: FOUR NINES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi IIMURA
  • Patent number: 8827443
    Abstract: Eyewear having a lens retraction system allows the user to maintain the eyewear on their head without having to move the frames from their ordinary wearing position, yet allows the lenses to be selectively moved from an in use position to a stowed position away from the user's eyes. The retraction mechanism is configured into the side frames of the eyewear and allows the lens assemblies to be slidably or pivotally moved into the stowed position on the side of the wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Loc Huynh
  • Patent number: 8636356
    Abstract: An eye wear system comprising a frame configured to receive at least one lens, with stems pivotably coupled to the frame, wherein stems have a first portion and a second portion, and a first, i.e. open, orientation disposed generally perpendicular to the frame, and a second, i.e. collapsed, orientation disposed generally parallel to the frame. The nose pads, which can be integrally formed with the frame, form at least part of an opening configured to receive the first portion of the stem to releasably secure the stem in the second, or collapsed, orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicolas Roseillier
  • Patent number: 8556415
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventors: Eleanor Wink Zimick Jackson, Michael T. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8408696
    Abstract: Viewing glasses include a frame and a bridge. The frame has a spacer, and the spacer has at least two location grooves formed in different positions. The bridge is arranged on the spacer and includes a base and two side pads. The base has an elastic location piece corresponding to the location grooves of the spacer that can adjust the position of the bridge located on the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung-Yen Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8403477
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to eyewear, and more particularly, to a nosepiece for an eyeglass frame configured to avoid entanglement or interference with external objects while raising or lowering the eyewear to or from a viewing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Ogren
  • Patent number: 8388129
    Abstract: A flexible nose support and eyeglasses thereof are disclosed. The eyeglasses include an eyeglass body and the flexible nose support. The eyeglass body has a bridge portion, and the flexible nose support has a mounting pad, at least one engaging member, and two flexible support arms, where all are integrally formed in one piece. By mounting the flexible nose support upwardly onto the bridge portion, the flexible nose support is secured to the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jimmy Chen
  • Publication number: 20120293767
    Abstract: Glasses are described having a frame (3) and having nose pads (6) provided in the region of frame attachments (7), which have catch positions arranged in succession in an adjustment direction. To allow an advantageous glasses adaptation, it is proposed that the nose pads (6) be provided on the side opposite to their support surface (10) with a plug-in attachment (9) protruding transversely to the support surface (10), which forms at least two catches (11) in succession in the plug-in direction for alternately engaging in a catch recess (8) of the frame attachments (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: SILHOUETTE INTERNATIONAL SCHMIED AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Fuchs, Rupert Spindelbalker
  • Patent number: 8303110
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for adjusting a hardness of a nosepiece on a heads-up display. In one example, a wearable device is provided that includes a nosepiece comprising a coating and a fluid within the coating, wherein the fluid has an electrically-controllable hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Josh Weaver, Michael Johnson
  • Patent number: 8292427
    Abstract: The invention provides a magnetic connector for use between members to magnetically connect members such as members between eyewear. Magnetic connector has first and second magnets positioned in or on first and second eyewear members, respectively. Magnets are positioned substantially parallel to each other in a plane and rotate about an axis. A magnetic field of attraction is created between magnets when magnets are in sufficient proximity to each other thereby substantially connecting members. When magnets disengage or fall out of alignment due to force or pressure against members, magnets disengage and allow members to break away without damage. In an embodiment, a magnetic nose pad assembly is disclosed that is used to magnetically attach a nose pad to a nose pad arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Phyzics Properties Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis G. Zelazowski
  • Patent number: 8292426
    Abstract: A nose support for glasses including: a fitting fixed to a glass frame by means of welding; a T-shaped fixing leg fixed to the fitting by means of welding; a silicone tube having a first hole and a first insertion groove formed on the upper side thereof, a second hole and a second insertion groove formed on the lower side thereof, a third hole formed to be penetrated into the first insertion groove and the second insertion groove, reinforcement protruding portions formed outside the first insertion groove and the second insertion groove, and a depressed portion formed between the reinforcement protruding portions; a nose pad-coupling fitting having the T-shaped fixing projection fittingly inserted into the second hole and the second insertion groove of the silicone tube; and a nose pad fixed to the nose pad-coupling fitting by means of a screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Jeong Min Kim
  • Patent number: 8184067
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting an action associated with a power state transition of a head-mounted display (HMD) in the form of eyeglasses are disclosed. A signal may be received from a sensor on a nose bridge of the eyeglasses indicating if the HMD is in use. Based on the received signal, a first powers state for the HMD may be determined. Responsive to the determined first power state, an action associated with a power state transition of the HMD from an existing power state to the first power state may be selected. The action may be selected from among a plurality of actions associated with a plurality of state transitions. Also, the action may be a sequence of functions performed by the HMD including modifying an operating state of a primary processing component of the HMD and a detector of the HMD configured to image an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Max Braun, Ryan Geiss, Harvey Ho, Thad Eugene Starner, Gabriel Taubman
  • Patent number: 8177359
    Abstract: A pair of health-caring glasses consists of two lenses, a bridge and two temples. The bridge is fixed between the lenses by screws, provided with two nose pads respectively inlaid with a loadstone. The temples are respectively positioned at an outer portion of the lenses, provided with a rubber sleeve made of far infrared material, and a plurality of massage projections closely spread on the rubber sleeve. By means of resonance created by the loadstone, far infrared released by the rubber sleeves and massage projections to massage acupuncture points about head, a user wearing the glasses can ease eyes fatigue, has his or her face beautified and brain stimulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Kuo-Jen Yeh
  • Patent number: 8142014
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to safety eyewear and more particularly to a safety eyewear having a horizontal ledge defined within a lens of the safety eyewear for attaching the nose piece structure. The safety eyewear includes a frame and a lens. The nose piece structure configured for attachment to a central portion of the lens. The nose piece structure having a channel defining horizontal ledge indents for mating engagement with horizontal ledge protrusions defined within the central portion of the lens. The central portion of the lens defining horizontal ledge protrusions for inserting within the ledge indents of the nose piece structure when the nose piece structure and the lens are attached together. In another embodiment, the channel of the nose piece structure defines horizontal ledge protrusions for mating engagement with horizontal ledge indents defined within the central portion of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sperian Eye & Face Protection, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Hones
  • Patent number: 8136941
    Abstract: A nose pad for supporting eyeglasses on a nose is disclosed. The nose pad includes a first surface and a second surface, the second surface opposing the first surface and including a contact portion configured to contact a wearer's nose. In an embodiment, the first surface includes a first outer edge portion, a second outer edge portion, and a central portion that is provided between the first outer edge portion and the second outer edge portion. In an embodiment, the first outer edge portion, the second outer edge portion, and the central portion are configured so that light directed at the first surface and passing through the second surface is dispersed so that the light is not concentrated on a wearer's nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Hardisty Optical Group, LLC
    Inventor: James Melvin Slicker
  • Publication number: 20120062832
    Abstract: Eyewear for a person includes at least a frame for supporting at least one lens; and a nose bridge affixed to the frame. The nose bridge has first and second nose pads adapted for contact with first and second sides of a person's nose, wherein the nose pads are retained in a fixed position relative to the frame at a sagittal angle A of greater than 38 degrees. The eyewear may be safety glasses, goggles, sunglasses, cosmetic glasses, and/or vision correction glasses. The eyewear may include only one lens, or may include two separate lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Glen E. Stanley
  • Publication number: 20120057120
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to eyewear, and more particularly, to a nosepiece for an eyeglass frame configured to avoid entanglement or interference with external objects while raising or lowering the eyewear to or from a viewing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Steve Ogren
  • Publication number: 20120008086
    Abstract: An eye wear system comprising a frame configured to receive at least one lens, with stems pivotably coupled to the frame, wherein stems have a first portion and a second portion, and a first, i.e. open, orientation disposed generally perpendicular to the frame, and a second, i.e. collapsed, orientation disposed generally parallel to the frame. The nose pads, which can be integrally formed with the frame, form at least part of an opening configured to receive the first portion of the stem to releasably secure the stem in the second, or collapsed, orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicolas Roseillier
  • Patent number: 8087776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to safety eyewear having a nose piece structure with multiple axes of adjustment. The nose piece structure includes a nose support and a nose pad. The nose support having a substantial inverse V or U shape configured for attachment to a portion of eyewear. The nose pad has a metal core overmolded with a soft deformable material which can be adjusted along an axis. An insert portion of the metal core extends outside of the material of the nose pad along a horizontal axis for insertion within the receiving portion of the nose support. The nose pad defines multiple non-uniform fins for comfort and adjustment along an axis. The receiving portion and the insert portion attached together to allow adjustment of the nose pad along an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sperian Eye & Face Protection, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett Pulito
  • Publication number: 20110317122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nose-brow platform that replaces the standard nose pads of glasses, especially safety glasses, this platform stabilizes and prevents movement of the glasses toward the face, especially when the user is in the inclined position looking up. This platform maintains space between the forehead and lens of the glasses preventing contact with the eyes and eyelashes, also allowing air to flow freely and thus preventing fogging of the lens. The stabilization nose-brow platform supports a nitrous oxide nose while providing the comfort of an even distribution of the weight of the nose and hoses. Such features provide greater comfort for patients during dental or medical treatment or sports and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Michelle Renee' Havens-Olmstead
  • Publication number: 20110157543
    Abstract: A nose support for glasses including: a fitting fixed to a glass frame by means of welding; a T-shaped fixing leg fixed to the fitting by means of welding; a silicone tube having a first hole and a first insertion groove formed on the upper side thereof, a second hole and a second insertion groove formed on the lower side thereof, a third hole formed to be penetrated into the first insertion groove and the second insertion groove, reinforcement protruding portions formed outside the first insertion groove and the second insertion groove, and a depressed portion formed between the reinforcement protruding portions; a nose pad-coupling fitting having the T-shaped fixing projection fittingly inserted into the second hole and the second insertion groove of the silicone tube; and a nose pad fixed to the nose pad-coupling fitting by means of a screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Jeong Min KIM
  • Publication number: 20110096287
    Abstract: A nose pad for supporting eyeglasses on a nose is disclosed. The nose pad includes a first surface and a second surface, the second surface opposing the first surface and including a contact portion configured to contact a wearer's nose. In an embodiment, the first surface includes a first outer edge portion, a second outer edge portion, and a central portion that is provided between the first outer edge portion and the second outer edge portion. In an embodiment, the first outer edge portion, the second outer edge portion, and the central portion are configured so that light directed at the first surface and passing through the second surface is dispersed so that the light is not concentrated on a wearer's nose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Hardisty Optical Group, LLC
    Inventor: James Melvin Slicker
  • Patent number: 7798636
    Abstract: The invention relates to an eyewear item, especially glasses frames or an optical mask, comprising a bridge (1) or a browbar (14). According to the invention, the bridge (1) or browbar (14) comprises a support (5) having a thickness (4) consisting of a thermoformable foam (3), and thermally conforming by receiving an impression following the heating of the thickness (4), then being applied to an anatomic region of a carrier, and keeping said impression after cooling. Preferably, the foam has a thermal conductivity of less than 0.040 W/m·K, preferably equal to 0.034 W/m·K. More specifically, the foam is a cross-linked polyolefin. In one mode of embodiment, the support (5) has a concave (6) or convex (7) profile to which the foam (3) is fixed in the form of a film contouring the concave or convex profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Francois-Regis Fradin De La Renaudiere
  • Patent number: 7651218
    Abstract: A nose support for a pair of spectacles having a nose rest (2) and having a retainer (1), comprising a wire part (3), for the nose rest (2) is described, which has an undercut pocket (8) for the plug reception of an eye bent out of one end of the wire part (3). To provide advantageous design conditions, it is suggested that the end of the wire part (3) forming an eye be bent in a hairpin shape, the web (4) connecting the two legs (5, 6) of the hairpin-shaped end section forming a round eye (7) expanded in relation to the adjoining legs (5, 6), and the pocket (8) of the nose rest (2) expanding outward on one hand away from the undercut in the plane of the hairpin-shaped bent legs (5, 6) of the wire part (3) and on the other hand transversely to this plane over the entire pocket depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Silhouette International Schmied AG
    Inventor: Klaus Schmied
  • Patent number: 7648233
    Abstract: An eyewear assembly includes an outer first frame, at least one outer first lens, an inner second frame, and at least one inner second lens. The assembly includes a mechanism for holding the first frame and first lens in front of a user's face. The second frame has a mechanism for attachment to the first frame, to hold the second frame between the user's eyes and the first lens. The at least one second lens is carried by the second frame. The second frame includes a first frame portion that mounts the second lens and a second frame portion overmolded onto the first frame portion defining portions of the outside surface area of the second frame. The first frame portion is of a relatively hard material and the second frame portion is of a relatively soft material. Strap anchors include louvers for directing air at side vents of the first frame. The first frame includes a central elevated vent to distribute air over top vent openings of the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Revision Eyewear, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blanshay, Brent Sheldon, Pierre Valée, Stéphane Morency, Christian Pilon, Stéphane Beliveau, Catherine Turgy
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7631967
    Abstract: This invention is related to an eyeglass nose-pad, an eyeglass assembly and fabricating methods of the same, the eyeglass assembly comprises a glass frame, a lens and a pair of nose-pads. The glass frame has a frame member including a groove for receiving the lens. A nose bridge extends outward from a center of the glass frame and has a pair of forks. The lens is received in the groove of the frame member and has protruding columns toward the forks so that accommodating spaces are defined between the protruding columns and the nose bridge. The lens may be an integral lens or a pair of separate lenses. The nose-pads made of a resilient material are received in the accommodating spaces. The nose-pad has an opening facing the fork of the nose bridge for receiving the fork and apertures facing the lens for being combined with the protruding columns of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: High Rainbow Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Han Huang
  • Patent number: 7591555
    Abstract: A framework of combination of spectacle frames with lenses comprises a spectacle frame provided with an upper arm and assembled with a nosepiece, in which a hole seat is formed between the upper arm and the nosepiece and a wedge hole is formed inside the hole seat; a lens provided with a neck, in which adjustment of multiple segments may be made for clamping by using a gibbous wedge of the nosepiece that is arranged in the wedge hole, and a distance between the gibbous wedge and the upper arm may be adjusted for the tight fitness of lens. The lens may be easily assembled into the spectacle frame, and the issue on adjustment of fitness without any segment due to easy assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: Lin Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 7585072
    Abstract: An improved structure of a nose pad for eyeglasses is provided. The nose pad, installed at a middle section of an eyeglass frame, has an upper section extended with an engaging portion inwardly formed with a recess for snap-fitting on a protuberance formed on a bridge at the middle section of the eyeglass frame. The engaging portion is outwardly formed with a protruding area for inserting into a hole of a fastener so that a hook portion extending inwardly from an upper section of the fastener can engage with an inner surface of the bridge while two jutting portions extending from a lower section of the fastener can insert into grooves of the nose pad. Additionally, two pad portions of the nose pad can couple with projections on an inner surface of the eyeglass frame. Thus, the nose pad can be positioned properly with respect to the eyeglass frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Jiann Lih Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tzu-Feng Wang-Lee
  • Patent number: 7543933
    Abstract: This invention relates to a nose pad of eyeglasses, an eyeglass assembly, and a method of fabricating the same. An eyeglass assembly comprises a frame, lenses inlaid in the frame, a nose bridge near a center of the frame and corresponding to a user's nose ridge, wing portions below the nose bridge for holding the lenses and a pair of bent protruding pillars integrally formed at the wing portions facing the user's face for receiving a pair of elastic nose pads assembled thereto. Each of the elastic nose pads has at least one opening and a cavity extending inwardly from the opening to an interior of the nose pad so that the elastic nose pad can have a recoverable deformation when an external force acts thereon and thereby the corresponding bent protruding pillar of the frame can be inserted in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: High Rainbow Ent Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsing-Jen Lee
  • Patent number: 7513618
    Abstract: A nose pad capable of achieving a comfortable wearing sensation, which has no possibility of forming an indentation on side surfaces of a nose resulting in discomfort, is provided. The nose pad is provided with a pad body and a pad core that is integrally provided at a center portion of the pad body. In the pad body, a front surface, a back surface, and a side surface are constructed in combination with one or more curved surfaces. The front surface of the pad body is formed into a curved surface approximately conforming to a nose surface, and therefore a load from eyeglasses can be dispersed over an entire pad body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Four Nines, Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Mikame
  • Publication number: 20090073377
    Abstract: This invention relates to a nose pad of eyeglasses, an eyeglass assembly, and a method of fabricating the same. An eyeglass assembly comprises a frame, lenses inlaid in the frame, a nose bridge near a center of the frame and corresponding to a user's nose ridge, wing portions below the nose bridge for holding the lenses and a pair of bent protruding pillars integrally formed at the wing portions facing the user's face for receiving a pair of elastic nose pads assembled thereto. Each of the elastic nose pads has at least one opening and a cavity extending inwardly from the opening to an interior of the nose pad so that the elastic nose pad can have a recoverable deformation when an external force acts thereon and thereby the corresponding bent protruding pillar of the frame can be inserted in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Hsing-Jen Lee
  • Publication number: 20090051867
    Abstract: A nose pad capable of achieving a comfortable wearing sensation, which has no possibility of forming an indentation on side surfaces of a nose resulting in discomfort, is provided. The nose pad is provided with a pad body and a pad core that is integrally provided at a center portion of the pad body. In the pad body, a front surface, a back surface, and a side surface are constructed in combination with one or more curved surfaces. The front surface of the pad body is formed into a curved surface approximately conforming to a nose surface, and therefore a load from eyeglasses can be dispersed over an entire pad body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: Four Nines, Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Mikame
  • Publication number: 20090040456
    Abstract: An eyeglasses structure, structured from eyeglasses and a soft portion, wherein the eyeglasses include a pair of lenses respectively embedded in two frames, a bridge connected between the two frames and hinges respectively located on outer sides of the two frames. The two hinges are respectively outwardly pin connected to temples. A soft pad portion includes a pair of frame portions having the same shape as the eyeglasses frames, a bridge connected between the two frame portions and a pair of nose pads integratedly connected to the frame portions of two sides of the bridge. The soft pad portion is fabricated from flexible soft material and connected to inner sides of the eyeglasses frames using a processing method, thereby constructing the improved eyeglasses structure provided with a safety protective function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Te-Yao Yang
  • Patent number: 7484843
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an eyeglass nose bridge structure having an included angle between its two nose pads that is able to fit in with any eyeglass nose bridge openings of different specifications, so that the eyeglass nose bridge structure can be used universally for lenses or glasses of different specifications. The eyeglass nose bridge structure includes a first pillar made of a soft material and a positioning portion. The positioning portion includes a positioning hole and a second pillar made of a soft material, and either ends of the first pillar are connected to a separate nose pad, and one end of the second pillar is connected in between the two ends of the first pillar. The invention can achieve the effects of lowering development and manufacturing costs and enhancing the assembling efficiency and the overall aesthetic appearance of the glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: T-Link PPE Ltd
    Inventor: Chien-Mei Lin
  • Patent number: 7431451
    Abstract: A nose-rest mechanism for safety glasses includes a lens unit, a fixing device, and a nose piece. The nose piece includes two nose rests and a first extended section upward extended from between the two nose rests. The fixing device defines an inner receiving space adapted to receive and confine a middle bridge section of the lens unit and the first extended section of the nose piece thereto. The nose piece is provided on the first extended section with at least one projecting portion or at least one through hole for engaging with at least one retaining hole on the fixing device or at least one projecting section on the lens unit, respectively, enabling the nose piece to be easily, stably, and detachably connected to the lens unit via the fixing device while maintaining the safety glasses in a beautiful appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: T-Link PPE Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Mei Lin
  • Patent number: 7416299
    Abstract: A nose pad assembly applicable to all types of eyeglasses is provided, which includes an eyeglasses mainframe, and a nose pad structure. The eyeglasses mainframe includes in its center a nose rack with a trough sleeve on either end for accommodating the nose pad structure. The trough sleeve includes a hook-wall, a center groove, a peripheral groove, and an upholding opening with a smaller opening on the side facing outwards than on the side contacting the nose rack. The center groove joins the peripheral groove at the delimiting edge. The nose pad structure includes a nose pad mainframe flanked on each side with an insertion base, which connects an insertion piece. Each insertion piece includes an insertion wedge and an insertion pillar with a protruding rim for firmly secured inside the trough sleeve against the delimiting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Joy Chen
  • Patent number: RE42691
    Abstract: Improved eyeglasses are disclosed that have improvements in comfort, safety, wear ability, and convenience, based upon improvements in the contact (bearing) surfaces where the eyeglasses touch the body by providing air passages, hydrophobic surfaces and/or ratchet-tooth-like structures to promote motion from the bottom of the lenses in front toward the end of earpieces in the back of the head; to methods, articles, etc. for providing such improvements; and to methods for improving acceptance of such improved eyeglasses, especially improved methods of doing business.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Benson Aylor