With Head Embracing Bow Or Chain Patents (Class 351/156)
  • Patent number: 10845604
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting apparatus for dispersing a weight of a device, the mounting apparatus comprising a main body configured to support the device and configured to mount on a head of a user and a support mechanism, connected to the device and the main body, comprising an elastic member configured to have a first length when the mounting apparatus is not mounted on the head of the user such that a first biasing force is applied; and have a second length larger than the first length when the mounting apparatus is mounted on the head of the user such that the weight of the device is dispersed by applying a second biasing force, which is greater than the first biasing force, with a force component in the vertical direction to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiyasu Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10646377
    Abstract: An eyeshade (10) includes a head band (12) and two eye covers (20). The head band (12) includes a middle section (14), an end section (15) horizontally extending from the middle section (14), and at least three first hook-and-loop straps (142). Two of the three first hook-and-loop straps (142) are arranged on an inner surface (141) of the middle section (14). Each eye cover (20) includes an inner pad (22) and a covering portion (24). Each inner pad (22) includes an inner pad outer surface (221) and a depression (222). The covering portion (24) includes a cavity (241) corresponding to the depression (222) and includes a second hook-and-loop strap (242). Each of the second hook-and-loop straps (242) is removably attached to the corresponding first hook-and-loop strap (142). The eyeshade (10) has modular replaceable eye covers (20) which can be quickly attached to head band (12) to provide various functions as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MANTA SLEEP LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Schwarz, Mark Zhang
  • Patent number: 10627647
    Abstract: An eyewear retention device is disclosed that includes a length of resilient braided or monofilament line, terminating at each end in a tapered, rubberized retention tubing. One or more retractable spring loaded mechanisms have a locking mechanism for easy extraction and retraction back and forth by simply pulling on said line. The combination of the resilient line and the mechanisms produces a tensioned arc such that in addition to retaining eyeglasses around wearers head when in use when not in use with a simple pull on said line, the retention device forms a suspended arc over the wear's upper torso such that the device does not contact the wear's upper torso or their vestment when donned over a wear's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BBT Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Robert Holt
  • Patent number: 10514556
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to eyewear. The eyewear may include a frame, a left cord, a right cord, and an adjustable coupler. The frame may have a left end piece and a right end piece. Each of the left and right end pieces may have one or more apertures. The left cord has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal end portion of the left cord may extend through at least one of the one or more apertures in the left end piece. The right cord has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal end portion of the right cord may extend through at least one of the one or more apertures in the right end piece. The adjustable coupler may couple the left cord to the right cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Jensen Graham Brehm
  • Patent number: 10481411
    Abstract: A device for retaining eyewear is disclosed. The device comprises one or more tethers rotatably coupled to a plurality of temple fasteners, the temple fasteners coupled to the temples of eyewear disposed on the ears of a user. More specifically, the device can further comprise a plurality of positioning members configured to couple with and rotate within a temple fastener to allow a tether coupled to the rotating position member to rotate relative to the head and neck of the user. The at least one tether can be disposed in various fixed positions relative to the head and neck of the user as well as relative to the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Chums, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Jeremy Hadden, Sterling McMurrin
  • Patent number: 10473956
    Abstract: A pair of glasses with a wearing cushion device comprises a main body, an inflatable cushion system, an air pump, a switch element, a control unit and an air channel. The inflatable cushion system comprises two supporting cushions and two buffer cushions. When the switch element is turned on, the switch element issues an enabling signal to the control unit and the control unit enables the air pump in response to the enabling signal. When the air pump is enabled, an ambient gas is transferred to the two supporting cushions and the two buffer cushions through the air channel. The two supporting cushions and the two buffer cushions are inflated with the gas and expanded, so as to fit closely on the ears of the user by the two buffer cushions, and fit closely on the bridge of the nose of the user by the supporting cushions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Ta-Wei Hsueh, Wei-Ming Lee, Chi-Feng Huang, Yung-Lung Han
  • Patent number: 10415561
    Abstract: An eyeglass buffer protection device for using in a pair of glasses comprises a min body, which has a penetrating channel and comprises an inflatable cushion, an air pump, a switch element and a control unit. When the switch element is turned on, the switch element issues an enabling signal to the control unit and the control unit enables the air pump in response to the enabling signal. When the air pump is enabled, an ambient gas is transferred to the inflatable cushion, so that the inflatable cushion is inflated with the gas and the main body is expanded. By penetrating the at least one leg of the glasses into the penetrating channel of the main body, the at least one leg is protected, and the main body fits closely with the ear of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Ta-Wei Hsueh, Wei-Ming Lee, Chi-Feng Huang, Yung-Lung Han
  • Patent number: 10390742
    Abstract: A non-invasive monitor for measuring regional saturation of oxygen includes a sensor unit containing a printed circuit board on which a light emitting unit and a light receiving unit are mounted; a main body unit; a sensor holder for holding the sensor unit while the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit are disposed in an aperture portion; a sensor pressing board; a connecting unit for electrically connecting the sensor unit and the main body unit; and a headband. The light emitting unit and the light receiving unit are disposed such that a light emitting surface and a light receiving surface face the forehead-side, and a part or the whole of the forehead-side surface of the sensor unit is on the same surface as the forehead-side surface of the sensor holder or protrudes from the forehead-side surface of the sensor holder toward the forehead-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KOHKEN MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiichi Matsui, Mitsuo Matsui, Yasuo Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10139649
    Abstract: An eyewear retention device that comprises two temple retainers connected by a resilient cable, such that when the temple retainers are attached to a pair of eyeglasses and the eyeglasses are worn over the ears of a wearer, the resilient cable extends rearward from the head of the wearer and is suspended off the neck of the wearer. The resilient cable may be tightly wound metal with a smooth plastic outer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CABLZ, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald Wade Williams
  • Patent number: 10042180
    Abstract: A two-part glasses retainer is disclosed. It comprises a temple cap for embedding a temple of a pair of glasses, a first strap connected to the temple cap at one end thereof, a valve seat connected to the other end of the first strap and having a chamber, a ball valve accommodated in the valve seat and a second strap connected to the ball valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Yung-Ching Cheng, Yung-Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 10014709
    Abstract: A charging accessory (104) is provided. The charging accessory (104) comprises a mechanical attachment device, such as a clip (110), and a receive coil (112) integrated within the clip, the receive coil for receiving a wireless charging signal (118). A wearable lanyard (126) is coupled to the clip (110) for transferring power and charging signals. The charging accessory (104) can be worn and operated within a charging system (100) to power and charge a wearable electronic device (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John E. Herrmann, Scott H. Richards, Chi T. Tran
  • Patent number: 9946095
    Abstract: Eyeglasses with a removable upper section are disclosed. The upper section is pre-attached to the lenses, such that the upper section of the eyeglasses is lowered, each with a respective lens, into a lower section of the eyeglasses. The upper section and lower section then form a continuous front face of the eyeglasses and are held together by connectors, such as magnets at extreme left and right sides of the upper sections to magnets within a cutout of the lower section adapted to fit the upper section there-within. This creates, at least a continuous top side and front side of the eyeglasses with lenses between the upper and lower portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: David Orfahli
  • Patent number: 9678358
    Abstract: Eyewear having a pair of lenses supported by frame members and a pair of releasable connectors connected to respective inner ends of the frame members, the connectors being securely connectable and releasable from each other. A strap is connected between rear ends of the eyewear temples which are in turn connected to outer ends of the frame members. Eyewear having a pair of lenses supported by frame members and a pair of releasable connectors connected to respective inner ends of the frame members, the connectors being securely connectable and releasable from each other. A strap is connected between rear ends of the eyewear temples which are in turn connected to outer ends of the frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Clic Goggles, Inc.
    Inventor: Ron Lando
  • Patent number: 9268152
    Abstract: A strap assembly includes a first elastic strap, a second elastic strap, a first piece of hook material and a second piece of hook material. The first elastic strap includes a first end and a second end, and a first side and a second side. The first elastic strap further includes a piece of loop material attached to the first side of the first end and another piece of loop material attached to the second side of the second end. The second elastic strap includes a first end and a second end, and a first side and a second side. The second elastic strap further includes a piece of loop material attached to the first side of the first end and a piece of hook material attached to the first side of the second end. The first piece of hook material and second piece of hook material preferably attach to opposite temporal regions of eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Jina T. Provensen
  • Patent number: 9188796
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a joint structure for eyeglass frames and temples. An eyeglass frame and two temples are connected by the joint structure, which has two bases and a bidirectional screw rod. Since the assembly of the bases and the bidirectional screw rod is simple and quick, labor and cost of assembly is saved and the joint structure is an innovative eyeglass structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ACTION EYEWEAR CORP.
    Inventor: Szu-I Chang
  • Patent number: 9131764
    Abstract: An eyeglass fillet fastener detachably assembled to an eyeglass having a connecting hole or a frame of goggle without temple. The eyeglass fillet fastener includes a connecting member and a sliding member, wherein one side of the connecting member has a fastening portion for fastening with the connecting hole, and the other side of the connecting member has a flexible positioning member and a pivoting portion, and the sliding member is pivoted in the pivoting portion by the flexible positioning portion, so that a user is able to move the position of the sliding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: HIGH RAINBOW ENT, CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hsin-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 9039168
    Abstract: The present eyewear includes a pair of lenses, a pair of releasable connectors connected to respective inner ends of the lenses, temples pivotally connected to respective outer ends of the lenses and a rigid strap connected between the rear ends of the temples. The strap is further characterized as having parallel legs connected to the rear ends of the temples, transition segments having a first shape extending from the substantially parallel legs to an arc-shaped base which extends along the back of the user's head when worn The transition segments are bendable by a user causing them to change from their first shape to a second shape and to maintain the second shape unless bent further by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Clic Goggles, Inc.
    Inventor: Ron Lando
  • Patent number: 9022558
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: James Frederick Frank
  • Publication number: 20150103307
    Abstract: Protective eyewear includes a frame having a first side with a first member and an opposing second side with a second member. A foldable strap has openings at either end and is folded about the first and/or the second member and is held in place by a clip. The clip has a base portion and a swivel portion. The base portion and the swivel portion of the clip engage one another at least partially within the openings of the folded strap. The swivel portion has a range of rotation relative to the base portion of the clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew W. McPhail, Richard J. Janisse
  • Publication number: 20150077698
    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: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: James Frederick FRANK
  • Patent number: 8944591
    Abstract: An eyeglasses assembly structure is provided, in which assembly slots for joint members are mainly formed on both sides of the eyeglasses frame, and the joint members are pivotally connected therein. Locating members are respectively interposed between upper and lower elastic elements for holding the pivotal connection status of the joint members and the assembly slots. When the joint members are to be detached from the assembly slots, the locating members are pushed into sliding grooves of the joint members, and the upper and the lower elastic elements are pressed to be deflected inward so as to allow the upper and the lower pivots detached from the pivotal connection with the assembly slots. Therefore, temples or strap can be assembled on the rear ends of the joint members and then the eyeglasses patterns can be conveniently transformed according to users' needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sun Sight Glasses Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: I-Nan Li
  • Patent number: 8931895
    Abstract: An adjustable eyeglasses cord structure is provided, which mainly comprises two temple sleeves, two spherical plugs, two retaining buckles and a cord. The open end of each temple sleeve has an accommodation space for receiving the temple and the tail end has a spherical chamber corresponding to the spherical plug. Both ends of the cord are inserted and fixed in the retaining buckles which are then disposed within the spherical plugs. Each spherical plug is disposed in the spherical chamber of the temple sleeve. A slot is provided in the spherical chamber for the cord to pass through. In this manner, a cord having stiffness can be deflected to adjust an angle adaptable to use. Temple sleeve with flexibility can facilitate the in-out of the spherical plug so as to enable the function of adjusting the cord angle and the convenience for both assembly and disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Yung-Ching Cheng, Yung-Ming Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140362337
    Abstract: An adjustable eyeglasses cord structure is provided, which mainly comprises two temple sleeves, two spherical plugs, two retaining buckles and a cord. The open end of each temple sleeve has an accommodation space for receiving the temple and the tail end has a spherical chamber corresponding to the spherical plug. Both ends of the cord are inserted and fixed in the retaining buckles which are then disposed within the spherical plugs. Each spherical plug is disposed in the spherical chamber of the temple sleeve. A slot is provided in the spherical chamber for the cord to pass through. In this manner, a cord having stiffness can be deflected to adjust an angle adaptable to use. Temple sleeve with flexibility can facilitate the in-out of the spherical plug so as to enable the function of adjusting the cord angle and the convenience for both assembly and disassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: YUNG-CHING CHENG, YUNG-MING CHENG
  • Patent number: 8840243
    Abstract: Eyeglasses comprising a frame (1) intended to support a pair of lenses (2) and having lateral ends (12) provided with slots (13), said frame (1) intended to be coupled to a retainer strap or band (3), with opposing free ends (5), which, when worn by the user around the head, allows him to wear the eyeglasses. A connecting member is provided (10) coupled to at least one of the free ends (5) of the aforementioned band (3), said connecting member (10) having an elongated body (15) with a portion (16) bent parallel to said body (15) and elastically movable in relation to it, said bent portion (16) intended to be inserted into one of the slots (13) provided on the lateral ends (12) of the frame (1) and being separable from it, deforming elastically if the band or strap (3) or the frame is subjected to tensile force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Artsana S.p.A.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Anselmi, David Scheinberg
  • Patent number: 8789942
    Abstract: An eyewear retainer for glasses, in which braided tubular sleeves with bonded terminal ends hold onto the temple piece of the glasses. The eyewear retainer consists of two braided tubular sleeves, with at least one of the terminal ends of each sleeve ending in a plurality of terminal ends of the braided strings or ribbons. The two braided tubular sleeves may be connected via a continuous braid or used with another intermediary component. The length of the device is selected for comfortable use and may be adjusted during use. In a preferred embodiment, the bonding of the terminal ends is accomplished, via a silicone-based epoxy to provide a flexible and tacky bond, which allows a more secure hold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Carson Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Johnson, Michelle L. Hyers, Matthew R. Schoen
  • Patent number: 8746877
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided that can comprise a frame, a lens, and at least one retention component that can secure the lens relative to the frame. The frame can be configured to support at least one lens in a field of view of a wearer. The retention component can be supported by the frame and/or the lens and can be movable or fixed relative to the frame and/or the lens. In some embodiments, the retention component can slidably engage an engagement portion of the frame and/or the lens for preventing the lens from separating from the frame in response to a ballistic event. In some embodiments, the eyewear can comprise a faceplate and a pair of straps that attach to the frame of the eyewear in a manner that evenly distributes compressive stresses across the surface of the faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Belbey, Steve Oldham, Hans Karsten Moritz, Jason Hutchison, Chad McCormick
  • Patent number: 8684519
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide dual eyeglasses including a first set of eyeglasses and a second set of eyeglasses rigidly coupled to each other at the earpieces. The first and second sets of eyeglasses may be coupled together in an opposing arrangement, so that when one set of eyeglasses is worn on the face of a user, the other set is disposed behind the user's head. Some embodiments may include an eyeglass connector that may be used to rigidly couple two sets of eyeglasses together. Other embodiments may include a set of eyeglasses having a coupling mechanism integrated into the earpieces for rigidly coupling the eyeglasses to another set of eyeglasses. In yet other embodiments, the two sets of eyeglasses may be permanently coupled together. For example, the two sets of eyeglasses may be of a single construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Harry E. Coleman
  • Patent number: 8602553
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising securing straps which attach to the temples of the eyewear such as eyeglasses and go over the top of the head and under the chin to secure the eyeglasses in place on a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Marilyn Rita Valdez-Campbell
  • Publication number: 20130286345
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided that can comprise a frame, a lens, and at least one retention component that can secure the lens relative to the frame. The frame can be configured to support at least one lens in a field of view of a wearer. The retention component can be supported by the frame and/or the lens and can be movable or fixed relative to the frame and/or the lens. In some embodiments, the retention component can slidably engage an engagement portion of the frame and/or the lens for preventing the lens from separating from the frame in response to a ballistic event. In some embodiments, the eyewear can comprise a faceplate and a pair of straps that attach to the frame of the eyewear in a manner that evenly distributes compressive stresses across the surface of the faceplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Jason Belbey, Steve Oldham, Hans Karsten Moritz, Jason Hutchison, Chad McCormick
  • Publication number: 20130242252
    Abstract: Eyeglasses comprising a frame (1) intended to support a pair of lenses (2) and having lateral ends (12) provided with slots (13), said frame (1) intended to be coupled to a retainer strap or band (3), with opposing free ends (5), which, when worn by the user around the head, allows him to wear the eyeglasses. A connecting member is provided (10) coupled to at least one of the free ends (5) of the aforementioned band (3), said connecting member (10) having an elongated body (15) with a portion (16) bent parallel to said body (15) and elastically movable in relation to it, said bent portion (16) intended to be inserted into one of the slots (13) provided on the lateral ends (12) of the frame (1) and being separable from it, deforming elastically if the band or strap (3) or the frame is subjected to tensile force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: ARTSANA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Lorenzo ANSELMI, David SCHEINBERG
  • Patent number: 8523351
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Lak Cheong
  • Patent number: 8523350
    Abstract: An improved eyeglass retainer system is provided which comprises one or more semi-rigid straps or cables to attach to the ends of the temples of eyeglasses. Means for attaching each end of said strap or cable to the ends of the temples of the eyeglasses are provided. Such means enable the strap or cable to be maintained in more than one fixed position away from the head and neck of the wearer when the eyeglasses are worn over the ears of said wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Croakies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Krisik, Peter Weurslin
  • Patent number: 8517533
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Razin
  • 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: 8454156
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: James Frederick Frank
  • Publication number: 20130114038
    Abstract: Eyeglasses with replaceable temples include a lens rim having two sides respectively provided with a projecting member with at least one insert hole. Two connecting bases are respectively assembled at two sides of the lens rim, respectively having a front end disposed with an insert slot, an inner wall bored with at least one insert hole communicating with the insert slot and an outer wall formed with a recessed groove having its interior bored with at least one insert hole communicating with the insert slot. Two positioning plates are respectively received in the recessed grooves of the connecting bases, respectively having an inner side secured with at least one positioning stud respectively having a threaded hole. Two screw members are inserted through the insert holes of the connecting bases and screwed in the threaded holes of the positioning stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: SHU-FENG HUANG
  • Patent number: 8366268
    Abstract: An eyewear retention device that comprises two temple retainers connected by a resilient member, such that when the temple retainers are attached to a pair of eyeglasses and the eyeglasses are worn over the ears of a wearer, the resilient member extends rearward from the head of the wearer and is suspended off the neck of the wearer. The resilient member may be cabling with a smooth plastic outer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Wade Willaims
  • Patent number: 8277046
    Abstract: An eyeglass retainer that features an elongated flexible segment of linear cylindrical material having a first end and a second end. Each end of the material can be tied into a knot so that each knot forms a loop of the material. Each of the two knots can be slidably adjustable over the length of the material so that each loop can be decreased in diameter to tighten the loop around a temple of a pair of eyeglasses. The small diameter and transparency of the material reduce the visibility of the eyeglass retainer to diminish its contrast with a wearer's clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Alice Bond, Embry Smith
  • Patent number: 8246166
    Abstract: Eyewear includes at least one lens, a frame having a main front section for supporting the lens attached to the main front section. The eyewear further includes a head strap attached to the frame and at least one retroreflective element attached to the head strap to be visible by others in low-light conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Brent Sheldon
  • Patent number: 8152298
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: James Frederick Frank
  • Patent number: 8142015
    Abstract: Baby and toddler sunglasses comprising frames having lenses. The frames are secured around the user's head by a band. The band is secured to the frames by a securing piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Venetian Holdings, LLC.
    Inventor: Lillian R. Paolino
  • Patent number: 8096652
    Abstract: Mask headband eyeglasses include a mask body and a pair of eyeglass lenses contained in the mask body. The mask body has a substantial headband shape. The mask body includes a front portion and a pair of support arms. Strip headband eyeglasses include a strip of material and a pair of eyeglass lenses. A top of the pair of eyeglass lenses are secured to the strip of material. Fabric covered headband eyeglasses include a fabric body and a pair of eyeglass lenses retained in the fabric body. Styled rod headband eyeglasses include a rod body and a pair of eyeglass lenses retained in the rod body. The rod body includes a bridge rod, a first lens retainer, a first support arm, a second lens retainer and a second support arm. The headband eyeglasses are worn as either a headband or as eyeglasses/sunglasses. Reversible headband eyeglasses may be worn upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventor: Valerie Carbone
  • Patent number: 8092010
    Abstract: Baby and toddler sunglasses comprising: frames having lenses; said frames secured around the user's head by a band; said band secured to said frames by a securing piece; said sunglasses having a sound chip; said sound chip attached to said band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Venetian Holdings, LLC.
    Inventor: Lillian R. Paolino
  • Patent number: 8092009
    Abstract: An eyewear retention device with a cable having sufficient strength so that, when worn on eyeglasses over the ears, the cable is suspended in an arc above the wearer's neck, shoulders or garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald Williams
  • Publication number: 20120002158
    Abstract: An eyewear frame has a forehead bridge that rests and is supported on a forehead of a user. A lens is mounted to the frame and both the lens and the frame are free of contact with a nose of the user. A pair of temples extends continuously from the forehead bridge and rest on and is supported by sides of a head of the user above ears of the user without touching the ears of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: LaLo 4073, LLC
    Inventors: Jaclyn L. Jirsa, Roy P. Prosise
  • Patent number: 8070288
    Abstract: Eye shade structure comprising inner and outer compressible material layers, and a resiliently compressible intermediate layer sandwiched between the inner and outer layers, the layers being flexible and locally compressed to define two re-entrant recesses adapted to be located over the user's eyes, the locally compressed layers defining reduced thickness sections of the layers in registration with the recesses, the inner and outer layers having portions bounding the recesses, and providing cushions to engage users facial structure bounding the eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Neotech Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold M. Heyman, Craig R. McCrary
  • Publication number: 20110249231
    Abstract: A glasses assembly includes a frame made of slightly flexible material. The frame includes two sides each having a column extending therefrom. Each column includes a snapping member. At least one lens is mounted to the frame. The glasses assembly further includes two coupling blocks each having a snapping portion at a first end thereof and a coupling portion at a second end thereof. The snapping portion includes a groove and a recess in communication with the groove. The coupling blocks are mounted to the sides of the frame with each column received in the groove of the snapping portion of one of the coupling blocks and with the snapping member of the column engaged in the recess. A wearing unit is engaged with the coupling portions of the coupling blocks. The wearing unit can be a pair of temples or a head strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: Mei Yueh Hou
  • Patent number: 8025396
    Abstract: The present eyewear includes a pair of lenses, a pair of releasable connectors connected to respective inner ends of the lenses, a pair of temples pivotally connected to respective outer ends of the lenses and a rigid strap connected between rear ends of the temples. The strap is generally U-shaped having substantially parallel legs connected to an arc-shaped base, the substantially parallel legs being connected to rear ends of the temples and when worn, the arc-shaped base extends along the back of a user's head. A tab is permanently secured to one of the inner ends of the lenses or frames and upon joining the releasable connectors, extends to the other of the inner ends of the lenses or frames in order to stabilize the releasable connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Clic Goggles, Inc.
    Inventor: Hugh Power
  • Publication number: 20110194065
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided that can comprise a frame, a lens, and at least one retention component that can secure the lens relative to the frame. The frame can be configured to support at least one lens in a field of view of a wearer. The retention component can be supported by the frame and/or the lens and can be movable or fixed relative to the frame and/or the lens. In some embodiments, the retention component can slidably engage an engagement portion of the frame and/or the lens for preventing the lens from separating from the frame in response to a ballistic event. In some embodiments, the eyewear can comprise a faceplate and a pair of straps that attach to the frame of the eyewear in a manner that evenly distributes compressive stresses across the surface of the faceplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: OAKLEY, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Belbey, Steve Oldham, Hans Karsten Moritz, Jason Hutchison, Chad McCormick
  • Patent number: RE47724
    Abstract: An adjustable eyewear retention device having two comprising a resilient elongate member adjustable in length, such as a pair of cables, two and a pair of temple retainers connected to one another by the elongate member, guiding means and grasping means which allow adjustment of the device to the dimensions of a user's head. In another embodiment, the guiding means is eliminated and the cables are connected by means of the grasping means such that when the temple retainers are attached to the temples of a pair of eyeglasses and the eyeglasses are worn by a wearer, the resilient member forms an arc suspended off the wearer's neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CABLZ, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald Wade Williams