With Support Or Holder (e.g., On Hat Or Cap) Patents (Class 351/155)
  • Patent number: 11067813
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device including a body, a strap, two first elastic parts, two second elastic parts, two first soft pads and two second soft pads is provided. The body is corresponded to an eye of the user. The strap is connected to the body and adapted to surround a head of a user. The two first elastic parts and the two second elastic parts are disposed on the strap or the body. The two first soft pads are disposed on these first elastic parts. These first soft pads are respectively configured to lean against the left cheek bone of the user and the right cheek bone of the user. The two second soft pads are disposed on these second elastic parts. These second soft pads are respectively configured to lean against the section between the left first soft pad and the left ear of the user and the section between the right first soft pad and the right ear of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Hsun Chang, Kuan-Ying Ou
  • Patent number: 11049379
    Abstract: A helmet-mounted marker system includes one or more coordinates of one or more danger zones in digital format and a mechanism for periodically determining a location of the helmet-mounted marker system. From the location, another mechanism determines if the location of the helmet-mounted marker system is within any of the one or more danger zones. If the location of the helmet-mounted marker system is within any of the one or more danger zones, there is a mechanism to notify a wearer of the helmet-mounted marker system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ARCACHON HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Gary Leegate, Marcia Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11047984
    Abstract: A method of synchronizing flashing between a plurality of marker system components mounted on a helmet includes receiving a signal from at least one global positioning satellite receiver, the signal comprising a time value. When the time value indicates illumination is needed, initiating illumination of at least one light emitting device of each the marker system components, thereby, synchronizing of the initiating of illumination to the time value for all marker system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Arcachon Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Gary Leegate, Marcia Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10962799
    Abstract: The present device relates to an eyeglass frame designed to be supported by cheek bones. The eyeglass frame designed to be supported by cheek bones according to the present invention includes: a front part including a pair of lens rims configured such that eyeglass lenses are fitted thereinto and they are connected to each other via a bridge; a temple part including temples configured such that the first sides thereof are connected to both sides of the front part, respectively, and the second sides thereof are worn on the ears of a wearer; front supports installed into the pair of lens rims, respectively, and configured to be seated on cheek bones of the wearer and support the front part; and side supports installed into the temples, respectively, and configured to be seated on the cheek bones of the wearer and support the front part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Young Woo Suh
  • Patent number: 10791784
    Abstract: Glasses for a helmet is configured to rotate a glass member in a state where the glass member is mounted onto the helmet by means of one touch, thereby allowing the glass member to be located in front of a wearer's eyes, and configured to reversely rotate the glass member, thereby opening the front sides of his or her eyes. The glasses for a helmet includes: helmet attachment members fixedly attached to the helmet worn on a wearer's head; glass mounting members separably mounted onto the helmet attachment members by means of one touch; and a glass member adapted to rotate in a state of being rotatably fixed to the glass mounting members in such a manner as to be located in front of the wearer's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TAEYOUNG INC.
    Inventor: Tae-Ki Kang
  • Patent number: 10564444
    Abstract: A headwear device is configured for use with eyeglasses. The headwear device includes a visor, a crown, and two temple members extending rearwardly from the visor. The headwear device further includes two clips extending from the two temple members. Each clip includes a cylindrical portion defining an axial recess. The axial recess is designed and dimensioned to receive a temple of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Robbin Scott Clark
  • Patent number: 10517345
    Abstract: A principal objective of the present invention is to provide system for temperately retaining eyeglasses on a user's headwear. This objective is achieved by incorporating magnetic elements on the headwear and eyewear of the user. In one embodiment of the present invention, two magnetic elements are attached to the inside surfaces of the two temple arms of a pair of eyeglasses. Another two magnetic elements are attached to the two sides of a hat permanently or removably. The polarities of the magnetic elements are arranged in such way that when the two temple arms of the eyeglasses are placed in contact to the two sides of the hat from the outside of the hat, the magnetic elements on the eyeglasses and the magnetic elements on the headwear form magnetic element coupling pairs with attraction magnetic force. When the eyeglasses are not in use and need to be temporarily stored away from the eyes, the user can lift them to the crown or above the brim of the hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Jian Luo
  • Patent number: 10481416
    Abstract: Generally, the invention involves a post-operative care system configured to lift an eyewear frame away from the face, and more specifically, away from the nose. The system may include glasses having one or more extending legs that protrude away from each lens rim of the eyewear frame and have a length substantially perpendicular to each lens of the eyewear frame. In some embodiments, the leg is integral with the eyewear frame. In exemplary embodiments, each leg is removable from the eyewear frame and includes a first terminal end that receives a portion of the rim of each lens of the frame, and a second terminal end having a flat support surface configured to rest substantially flat against a portion of the wearer's face, such as against a portion of the wearer's cheek bone. In some exemplary embodiments, a length of the leg of the device is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Giuseppe Viola, Adriana Ortega
  • Patent number: 10394048
    Abstract: A system for securing eyewear comprises an elongated flexible band having first and second ends, a first magnet encased in the first end, a second magnet encased in the second end, and a backplate comprising a third magnet or a ferrous metal plate, The first magnet is stronger than the second magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: COMMON SENSE INVENTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher S. Walker
  • Patent number: 10330955
    Abstract: A spectacles set includes a spectacles article, a first personal accessory and a second personal accessory. The spectacles article includes a pair of spectacles lenses, a front frame, a first temple and a second temple, and a first frame magnetic element provided on one of the first temple and the second temple at a position in the vicinity of the front frame. The first personal accessory includes a writing instrument and a first accessory magnetic element provided on the writing instrument. The second personal accessory includes a lighting device and a second accessory magnetic element provided on the lighting device. The writing instrument and the lighting device interchangably attach on the first frame magnetic element so that at least one of the first personal accessory and the second personal accessory is attached on the spectacles article for providing a user with a utility option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Feng Tang
  • Patent number: 10222631
    Abstract: A retaining device for reading glasses comprises a lanyard and counterweights slidable engaging the lanyard. The counterweights are movable by sliding such that the counterweights hang in behind a user's ears to retain glasses on the user, when foldable temple pieces do not include ear pieces, such that the temple pieces do no rest on a user's ears. Instead, the lanyard extends over the user's ears and the counterweights apply a force, due to gravity, that acts opposite to the force of gravity on the glasses, retaining the glasses on the user's nose. For example, the glasses may be foldable into a pendant and may be retained on the user's neck until needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Chain Readers Inc.
    Inventor: Amanda Barrina
  • Patent number: 10130277
    Abstract: This invention is a device to monitor caloric intake comprising: a wearable member that is worn in a manner similar to eyeglasses; and an EEG sensor, wherein indications that a person is probably eating are based on electromagnetic waves from the person's brain. In an example, this device can further comprise one or more automatic-imaging members that automatically take pictures when the person eats based on data from the EEG sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 9568734
    Abstract: An eyepiece includes a first lens body having a first interface side and a second lens body having a second interface side. At least one of the first and second interface sides includes a recess. The first and second lens bodies are mated together along the first and second interface sides to form a cavity at the recess. A lightguide insert is provided that has a shape and a size to fit within the cavity. The lightguide insert includes an in-coupling region to receive display light into the lightguide insert and an out-coupling region to direct the display light out of the lightguide insert through the first lens body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sandeep Giri, James C. Dunphy, Mark B. Spitzer, Hongqin Shi
  • Patent number: 9285607
    Abstract: A retainer for eyewear is provided, comprising a rear portion, a front portion, and means for securing the front portion to the rear portion. The rear portion comprises a backing plate having a front surface. The front portion comprises a front piece having a front and back surface, a back piece having a front and back surface, and a bridging piece connecting the front and back pieces at their bottom edges. The bridging piece is biased to force the front surface of the back piece against the back surface of the front piece in a closed position. When the nose bridge of a pair of glasses is inserted between the front and back pieces of the front portion, the front and back pieces temporarily separate and close onto the nose bridge to hold the glasses within the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Steve Tahsler, Lori Tahsler
  • Patent number: 9155347
    Abstract: The invention is a kit including a helmet having front straps fixed at a first end to the helmet such that in use, the two front straps fasten together. A continuous front strap is formed running from one fixing device to another, under the chin of the wearer and crossing the temporal line on each side of the wearer's face. Each front strap includes a magnetic or magnetically attractable element extending both above and below the temporal line when the helmet is worn with the front straps fastened together. The kit includes eyewear which extends on both sides of the face, along the respective temporal lines up to at least the points where the front straps intersect their respective temporal lines, and magnetically couples the eyewear to the magnetic or magnetically attractable element fixed to the front straps of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Lazer Sport NV
    Inventor: Sean Van Waes
  • Patent number: 9134548
    Abstract: According to aspects of the disclosure, a lens system may include lenses and a retention member. The lenses may be removably secured to a lens mounting surface of the retention member by one or more fixation elements. The retention member may also include a channel to receive a headband portion of a head wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Maj Isabelle Olsson, Matthew Wyatt Martin
  • Publication number: 20150098055
    Abstract: A retainer for eyewear is provided, comprising a rear portion, a front portion, and means for securing the front portion to the rear portion. The rear portion comprises a backing plate having a front surface. The front portion comprises a front piece having a front and back surface, a back piece having a front and back surface, and a bridging piece connecting the front and back pieces at their bottom edges. The bridging piece is biased to force the front surface of the back piece against the back surface of the front piece in a closed position. When the nose bridge of a pair of glasses is inserted between the front and back pieces of the front portion, the front and back pieces temporarily separate and close onto the nose bridge to hold the glasses within the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Steve Tahsler, Lori Tahsler
  • Publication number: 20150002807
    Abstract: The invention relates to a referencing device (1, 100) intended to be fixed to an eyeglass frame in order to spatially reference said frame, said device (1, 100) having a transverse bar (2, 102), a central extension (5), two lateral markers (3) and a central marker (4), each marker (3, 4) consisting of a light area (12) and a darker area (11). The main characteristic of a clip according to the invention is that it comprises at least one mobile fastening member (7, 8) which is able to move along at least one slide (9, 10) of the bar (2, 102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL ( COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE)
    Inventor: Ahmed Haddadi
  • Publication number: 20140354939
    Abstract: The nature of the invention relates to eyewear retaining devices. In the past, many eyewear retainers have been produced; however, none have combined an attached resealable container with an eyewear retainer. The invention provides the user with a new location to store personal affects. Personal items such as ID cards, credit cards, sunscreen and electronic devices, etc. . . . can now be worn on the user's head and around the user's neck while attached to the user's eyewear. The invention also combines the advantages of floating wallet and floating eyewear retainers. The invention allows the user to keep his or her eyewear and personal items inside the invention from sinking. Several variations of the invention exist such that the present invention can be waterproof, have a translucent viewing window and/or be connected to itself to form a band that con be affixed to the user's body without the use of eyewear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Joseph Walicki
  • Patent number: 8819862
    Abstract: A flip-up visor attachment having two separable sets of hinge elements for rotatably connecting the visor to a sunglasses' frame. These sets include a hinge body and a pair of hook-like structures which are, respectively, affixed to the frame's bridge portion and to the visor's underside. Like the frame, both sets exhibit bilateral symmetry. Once they are joined together, the visor can be pivoted outwardly from the frame's front. A flange, affixed to the visor's mid-section and extending over its back edge, stops the visor from being overrotated. With the visor in its raised position, one can then brace it there by pressing a locking arm rotatably connected to its underside against the hinge body. By rotating the locking arm in reverse, one can disengage it from the hinge body and thus free the visor so that it can be folded against the sunglasses or removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Robert Shaw
  • Publication number: 20140152951
    Abstract: An eyeglass apparatus comprises first and second eyeglass portions, each having a connector portion and a lens portion. The eyeglass apparatus is configured to transition between stowed and extended configurations. When the eyeglass apparatus is in the stowed configuration, the lens portions overlie one another. When the eyeglass apparatus is in the extended configuration, the lens portions are in a non-overlying configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: VISOPTICAL, LLC
    Inventor: David R. Porter
  • Patent number: 8739368
    Abstract: An eyeglass holder for securely retaining a temple piece of an eyeglass therein that prevents accidental loss of the eyeglass during non-use, and further prevents damage thereto is disclosed. The eyeglass holder engages a buttonhole of a shirt for secure retention of the eyeglass, and for secure engagement of the eyeglass holder to prevent loss of the eyeglass holder, such as during extraction of the temple piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: H. Stetser Murphy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8740379
    Abstract: An eyeglass retention system for coupling eyewear and headwear through the use of magnets attached to the temples or arms of glasses and magnetic or metallic elements attached to headwear. Vertical supports and other attachment structures prevent inserts from falling out while multi-point magnetic coupling and safety features enhance performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Keith Berger
  • Patent number: 8696112
    Abstract: A detachable securement system for holding eyewear onto hats using magnetic force attraction and a laminated hook and loop securement strap assembly is described. A magnetic plate with rare earth magnets is placed inside the crown band of a hat. A receiver plate and securement strap assembly is located directly opposite on the front of the hat. The securement strap is a novel combination of both a hook and a loop fastening strip joined together adhesively to form a single, interlocking strap. The receiver plate is centrally located within the adhesive layers between the fastening strips. The strap when wrapped around the nose guard area of eyewear firmly interlocks onto itself. The combined use of magnetic force attachment and a single, interlocking securing strap provides a convenient means for securing and storing eyewear on hats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Richard M. Vaught
  • Publication number: 20140071397
    Abstract: Hair securement devices are included on eyeglasses to help resist slippage off the head of a person wearing their eyeglasses on top of their head, when not is use. The hair securement devices are located on the inwardly facing surface of the lower inner frame of the glasses, in a place where they do not touch the face of the wearer when they are in place on the wearer. The hair securement devices may be a toothed device, or may be a suitable type of protrusion that will stick into the hair of the wearer, and resist slippage. Furthermore, methods of making the eyeglass with an integral hair securement device are disclosed, as are methods of making a separate hair securement device to be adhered to a pair of eyeglasses. A method of using the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Nancy M Oram
  • Publication number: 20140063443
    Abstract: An eyeglass retention system for coupling eyewear and headwear through the use of magnets attached to the temples or arms of glasses and magnetic or metallic elements attached to headwear. Vertical supports and other attachment structures prevent inserts from falling out while multi-point magnetic coupling and safety features enhance performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Keith Berger
  • Publication number: 20140063440
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to eyeglasses that may be worn in alternate forms. The eyeglasses include an eyepiece having a pair of lenses that may be positioned in front of a wear's eyes by an attachment assembly, which may be deformed or adjusted to secure the lenses to the wear's wrist. The design of the attachment assembly may vary according to specific needs. In one embodiment, the attachment assembly comprises temples having temple tips. The temples may be deformed to serve alternating purposes—placing the eyepiece in front of the eyes and securing the eye piece around the wear's wrist, or other body parts. The eyepiece may also include a bendable bridge that connects the two lenses. The design of the bridge may facilitate the transition of the eyepiece from one position to the other. The eyeglasses are suitable for individuals that wear eyeglasses periodically and particularly in outdoor settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Tracey Butler
  • Publication number: 20140043582
    Abstract: An eyeglasses hanger includes a ring sized to receive a temple of eyeglasses so that the eyeglasses can hang from the ring. The ring is mounted on a structure that is configured to attach to various articles such as clothing, a metal surface or the rear view mirror of a car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Mike Paydar
  • Publication number: 20140022504
    Abstract: One embodiment of an improved magnetic eyeglasses holder system includes a first magnet which can be substantially permanently attached to an eyeglass temple piece or frame, a second magnet positioned outside an article of clothing, and a third magnet positioned inside the article of clothing, providing a secure grip on the article of clothing. One embodiment includes a kit with heat-shrink-tubing to substantially permanently attach a first magnet to an eyeglass temple piece or frame. Other substantially permanent attachment options are described and shown, too. Sales of kits, for adapting ordinary eyeglasses, can develop and prove the existence of substantial markets for improved magnetic eyeglasses holders and thereby justify the expense of future mass production. Another embodiment, which is mass producible, uses a first magnet that is molded into the eyeglasses. Other embodiments are described and shown. A method for adapting ordinary eyeglasses is included, too.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: William Mehrkam Peterson
  • Patent number: 8621663
    Abstract: An eye protector (16) is provided for mounting on a helmet (10) of the type worn by a firefighter or other emergency worker, the helmet having a brim (14) that projects forwardly and laterally from a lower part of a crown (12). The eye protector (16) includes a bracket (20) mounted to the brim (14), a pair of eye shields (18) movable between a storage position extending along the brim (14) and a usage position extending downward from the brim (14) to shield the eyes of the wearer, and a pair of hinges (22) to connect the eye shields (18) to the bracket (20) for movement between the storage and usage positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Stachler, Mary I. Grilliot, William L. Grilliot
  • Publication number: 20130321759
    Abstract: An article of eyewear includes an elongated bi-stable spring, two lenses disposed along a side edge of the elongated bi-stable spring in a spaced apart relationship with each other along the side edge, a flexible covering encasing the elongated bi-stable spring and the two lenses, and an arcuate shape defined between the two lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Catherine M Allen
  • Patent number: 8573773
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is an eyewear holding clip having an inner fold, a curved surface extending from the inner fold and arching outwardly and away from the inner fold in a spiral pattern, and then slightly curving away from the inner fold to make an end. The sweatband of a hat is tucked into the inner fold of the holding clip. The fold has a certain width and then the clip narrows as it extends away from the fold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: George E Acosta
  • Publication number: 20130278885
    Abstract: A bridge-mounted support and support pads are disclosed that enable a patient after nose surgery or nose injury, wearing eyeglasses such that the glasses do not touch the nose, yet the optical centers of the lenses of the eyeglasses are aligned with the centers of the corresponding pupils of patient's eyes. Instead of being supported by the nose pads resting on nose, eyeglasses are supported by cheek pads of bridge-mounted support or support pads, each resting on the corresponding cheek. Eyeglasses are pushed forwards, away from the face of patient such that it does not touch the nose. Bridge-mounted is made of resilient metal wire having: a fold to attaché it to the bridge of the glasses, frame pads to attach it to the frame of the glasses, and soft cheek pads. Support pads are blocks of rubber foam glued to the lenses of eyeglasses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Shaul Hasky
  • Publication number: 20130258271
    Abstract: A band or frame for wearing on a person's head, as for example eyewear, is provided with a frame that has an inner frame member that is slidable relative to an outer frame element for stiffness or sizing adjustment of the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Peter Cazalet, Joseph John Hebenstreit
  • Publication number: 20130235330
    Abstract: An eyeglass attachment for interchangeably coupling with eyeglasses having at least one lens having an outer peripheral edge, and a frame including a nose bridge and two spaced-apart side ear-stems. The ear-stems are pivotally connected to the outer peripheral edges of the lens and include a distal end having a catch. A pair of removable tips connect to corresponding distal ends of the ear-stem and include a hollow cavity member having a rectangular downwardly facing notch having an abutment surface. The attachment means includes an adjustable strap means integrally coupled between a pair of clip assemblies each including a removable means for connecting with the catch of the ear-stems. The clip assemblies include a fastening means for connecting to the adjustable strap, and a pin for pivoting the removable and fastening means about an axis. The pin includes an earpiece holding means for securing a wire therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: LAK CHEONG
  • Patent number: 8485660
    Abstract: Eyewear formed generally as frame component and a visor component that may be manufactured as two separate pieces and then assembled together. The frame has a slot formed in a top portion thereof shaped to engage a downwardly extending flange on the visor. Fasteners can be used to hold the visor securely to the frame. In preferred embodiments, the visor not only extends forward but also rearward of the frame to occlude light entering between the visor, frame and the wearer's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Solergy Sunglasses, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Tubin
  • Patent number: 8469511
    Abstract: An eyeglasses holder comprising an arm and a hollow body. The arm is connected to the hollow body through a bridge at the top end of the arm forming a groove between the arm and hollow body. According to one embodiment, a plurality of planar protrusions extends radially from the inner surface of the hollow body toward the center of the hollow body to grip and secure the eyeglasses during transport. An alternative embodiment comprises a magnetic member contained by the hollow body that exerts a magnetic force on a pair of eyeglasses either directly or via an attached metallic strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventors: Jessica Miller, Susan Miller
  • Patent number: 8434162
    Abstract: An eye protector (16) is provided for mounting to a protective helmet (10) of the type worn by a firefighter or other emergency worker. The protective helmet (10) has a brim (14), and the eye protector (16) includes a bracket (20) mounted to the brim (14), a first stop surface (38) carried on the bracket (20), an eye shield (18) attached to the bracket (20) for movement between a storage position extending along the brim (14) and a usage position extending downward from the brim (14) to shield the eye of the wearer, and a second stop surface (37) carried on the eye shield (18) and abutted against the first stop surface (38) with the eye shield (18) in the usage position to limit movement of the eye shield (18) beyond the usage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Morning Pride Manufacturing, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Stachler, Mary I. Grilliot, William L. Grilliot
  • Publication number: 20130057823
    Abstract: An eyeglasses holder, including also corrective lenses, sunglasses or the like. The eyeglasses holder is a tubular oval-shaped cylinder with flexible caps attached on either end for the eyeglasses to be securely placed with one arm of the glasses passing through the tube secured by the flexible caps. The caps are made of a flexible material allowing the eyeglasses arm to pass through the middle section of each cap, gripping and holding the eyeglasses in place. In use, one earpiece of a pair of eyeglasses is taken and placed through the flexible material of one cap and pushed through the tube and out the flexible material of the other cap. Dual-sided Velcro-type fasteners are-used to adhere the eyeglasses holder to the desired item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Darren J. Cluff
  • Patent number: 8381359
    Abstract: A hat connecting sunglass retention clip is provided having a curved inner surface, a spring urged clamp for frictionally impinging to the hat inner sidewall, and a pair of retaining spikes that both impinge against the hat outer sidewall as well as form upper and lower retention walls for securing the eyeglass arms thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Shadesaverz, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. McArdle
  • Patent number: 8286882
    Abstract: A tag with a hook for securing a tag to a pair of eyeglasses having a frame and two hinged legs is provided. The eyeglasses tag includes a body, a foldable member, a hook, an adhesive area and, optionally, a bend line, a panel with identification information, an adhesive portion, a radio frequency identification (REID) device or electronic article surveillance (EAS) device and an aperture. An adhesive strip of the foldable member is foldably attached to the first leg of the eyeglasses and the first and second sections of the body are folded together and affixed by the adhesive area so that the first leg of the eyeglasses is disposed between the first and second sections of the body. The eyeglasses tag can include an adhesive portion on the front side of the tag for affixing the panel with identification information, the radio frequency identification (RFID) device or the electronic article surveillance (EAS) device secured to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Norman, Keith C. Cedro
  • Publication number: 20120224134
    Abstract: An eyewear retainer includes a flexible elongated arm and a flexible leg extending downwardly from the posterior end of the arm. Elastic bands on the arm receive and engage a wide range of temple arms of eyewear. The leg extends behind a wearer's ear when the temple arm of the eyewear is engaged by the elastic bands. The retainer is buoyant and may include a bulbous buoyancy cell containing a buoyant object on the lateral side of the leg. Thermal medium compartments are attached to the medial side of the retainer arm and retainer leg. Each thermal medium compartment removably contains a thermal medium, such as a cooling medium or a heating medium. A pressure sensitive skin-contacting adhesive is provided on the outer skin-contacting side (i.e., the medial side) of the thermal medium compartment located on the retainer leg. The retainer leg and arm may be comprised of a material including a thermochromic additive and/or a hydrochromic additive configured to change color when the retainer is submerged in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Muller
  • Publication number: 20120169992
    Abstract: A device for enhancing support of eyeglasses on the head of a person. The device is in the form of an independent support member or an adjustable strap having a support member to enhance support of eyeglasses. The strap may include a cushion to provide comfort. The support member includes a hook for supporting the eyeglasses. The device is useful for supporting eyeglasses from the bridge of the nose of a person who has undergone rhinoplasty surgery or for supporting heavy equipment associated with eyeglasses used for surgical applications. The independent support member is easily attached to a head-engaging device and eyeglasses to enhance support of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: James Frederick FRANK
  • Patent number: 8210676
    Abstract: A fisherman can clip a left reading glass frame to the left side of his visor. He can clip a right reading glass frame to the right side of his visor. He can bend the flex arm connected to the clip to store each lens above the visor in a passive mode. When reading glass focus is needed, perhaps to tie the fly onto the leader, he bends each frame half down in front of his eye and connects the two halves to provide a pair of reading glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Marvin James Hunt
  • Patent number: 8205985
    Abstract: Eyewear mountable thereto an existing baseball style cap is herein disclosed, comprising a similar appearance and utilization as a standard pair of sunglasses and a separate baseball cap; however, a modified earpiece is routed upward and fastened to the lower edge of the baseball cap with a free-turning assembly on each side of the cap. In use, the eyewear pivots around and down to the underside of the bill for use and pivots back to the top of the bill for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Arthur Barajas
  • Publication number: 20120154737
    Abstract: The present application provides eyeglasses having a frame, supporting reading or other eyeglass lenses, and an adjustable gripping nose pinch. The frame includes integrated therein a decorative spring loaded clip that allows for the attachment of the frame to clothing and objects for storage and convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Daole
  • Publication number: 20120154738
    Abstract: An eyewear assembly for engaging in water sports and other activities that expose the wearer to turbulent conditions. The eyewear assembly has a frame, a lens, two earstems, and a removeable and secured adjustable strap. The earstems have soft ends for coming in contact with the wearer's head. The removeable strap is securely fastened to the soft ends via two fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Razin
  • Publication number: 20120081656
    Abstract: An eyeglasses holder comprising an arm and a hollow body. The arm is connected to the hollow body through a bridge at the top end of the arm forming a groove between the arm and hollow body. According to one embodiment, a plurality of planar protrusions extends radially from the inner surface of the hollow body toward the center of the hollow body to grip and secure the eyeglasses during transport. An alternative embodiment comprises a magnetic member contained by the hollow body that exerts a magnetic force on a pair of eyeglasses either directly or via an attached metallic strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Jessica Miller, Susan Miller
  • Publication number: 20120081655
    Abstract: Protective eyewear systems providing vision enhancement to a user include a wrap-around lens or eyeshield having a first region with a first optical power and a second region with a second optical power different from the first optical power. Exemplary eyewear systems and methods of their manufacture involve coupling or integrating wrap-around lenses or eyeshield with ski goggles, motorcycle helmets, and other types of headgear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: HaberVision LLC
    Inventor: William H. Nolan
  • Publication number: 20120026453
    Abstract: A hanger assembly is provided for securing a tag to a pair of eyeglasses that has a frame with two temple members connected to two hinged legs. The hanger assembly includes a hanger, a ledge, a support member, a zip-tie and optionally a hook. The ledge extends outwardly from the back side of the hanger and can have one or more apertures. The zip-tie surroundingly engages the ledge and the first temple member to secure the hanger to the eyeglasses. The temple hanger assembly can also include a security device support section and a security device installed therein. The security device can be a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag or electronic article surveillance (EAS) tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Norman, Alex Tetiyevsky, Jake Strassburger