Perforated Opaque Plates Or Shields Patents (Class 351/46)
  • Patent number: 11110002
    Abstract: An eye drop guide includes a frame including at least one eye-covering member, and a plurality of apertures arranged in columns, each column having multiple apertures, the apertures in each column being vertically offset from apertures in adjacent columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: John Lipchak
  • Patent number: 10117780
    Abstract: Goggles eliminate peripheral vision of a user and enhance situational awareness while increasing muscle memory. The goggles comprise a goggle frame mechanically coupled to a left side blinder and a right side blinder. The goggle frame is further mechanically coupled to a wearing component. The left side blinder covers approximately one half of a left eye of the user and the right side blinder covers approximately one half of a right eye of the user giving the user a field of vision of 30 degrees to 70 degrees which can eliminate distractions and disturbances in peripheral vision of the user causing increased situational awareness and increased muscle memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Swivel Vision LLC
    Inventors: James Gerard Konkler, Joseph James Valenti, Ryan Calvin Sherer
  • Patent number: 9510975
    Abstract: An eye protection device a first covering sheet, a protection sheet, and a second covering sheet. The first covering sheet has a first supporting edge with a containment slot and a first opening disposed on the first supporting edge. The protection sheet is disposed in the containment slot and has a non-transparent sheet and an axial aperture provided in the sheet. The second covering sheet has a second supporting edge and a second opening provided on the second supporting edge. The second supporting edge overlaps the first supporting edge, and the first and second supporting edges sandwich the protection sheet in the containment slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: TZOO YING ENTERPRISE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Rong-Tai Hong
  • Patent number: 8702230
    Abstract: An attachable/detachable covering lens for covering eyeglass lenses is disclosed. A transparent optical material is suitably shaped to cover at least a portion of an eyeglass lens. The transparent optical material is coupled to the eyeglass lens by adhering means. The adhering means may comprise a viscosity of the transparent optical material. Embodiments of the disclosure provide mechanisms to easily provide attachable/detachable temporary lenses such as a sun-shield, temporary eyesight correction to the prescription lenses for applications such as reading, watching TV, or 3-D movie viewing. Embodiments of the disclosure also provide mechanisms for providing an easily attachable/detachable temporary prescription lens over special purpose glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Jung Soo Yi, Young Hee Yi, Jung Ho Yi
  • Patent number: 8602554
    Abstract: A filter or lens for common optical apparatus includes a clear center portion and an attenuating peripheral portion where the peripheral portion attenuates off-axis images and passes on-axis images with high signal to noise ratios yet not completely blocking the off-axis images, which lens is well suited for reducing off-axis glare in the optical apparatus that may be handheld optical apparatus such as binoculars, telescopes, cameras, and eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Lau, Ronald L. Williams
  • Publication number: 20130242250
    Abstract: Eyewear having an eye shield of mesh where the mesh has been formed by chemical etching is disclosed. The chemical etching involves the steps of applying a protective coating to a suitable sheet material, creating openings in the protective coating, and subjecting the sheet material to a suitable liquid such that mesh spaces are formed at the openings. In other embodiments of the invention the sheet may be exposed to a gaseous acid or an alkali.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Phillip David Hall
  • Patent number: 8418395
    Abstract: An apparatus to improve vision has a collimator of static cling vinyl affixed on a lens of eyeglasses by electrostatic attraction. The eyeglasses have a lens and the lens has a length and a width. The collimator is made of opaque material and the collimator has an aperture formed as a hole in a flat circle of the opaque material. The opaque material has a diameter and the diameter is less than the length and the diameter is less than the width of the lens of the eyeglasses. The eyeglasses are to be worn by a person. The collimator clears the vision of a person wearing the eyeglasses. When the person sights a firearm and sights through the aperture that person can simultaneously visualize the rear sight and the front sight of the firearm, and also the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Resident Artist Studio, LLC
    Inventor: Charles L. Summers
  • Patent number: 8382279
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an adjustable eye patch for use in connection with eye glasses. The eye patch has a first end and a second end. While in use, the first end may be located near the nose of an individual and the second end may be positioned near the ear of the individual. Near the second end of the eye patch may be a plurality of slits wherein a support bar portion of the frame of the glasses may be inserted. The first end of the eye patch may have an elongated slit for securing around the bridge or nose support of the eye glasses. The elongated slit may be temporarily secured around the bridge of the glasses to provide additional support for the eye patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Kimberly Sue Phillips
  • Publication number: 20130010252
    Abstract: Advertising glasses have a one-way vision window film on the lens, printed with a message for advertising, marketing or the like. The glasses can be fashion glasses, prescription glasses, sunglasses, or the like. The advertising/marketing message can be printed on one-way vision sticky paper, cut to the proper size for the glasses' lens, and applied to the lens. The advertising glasses can be used for events, photo opportunities, contests, or other types of advertising, marketing or promotional purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Bruce Marc Coustillas
  • Patent number: 8277045
    Abstract: A specially tinted lens, a tri-colored lens for spectacles and sunglasses for use in flying airplanes. A far field of vision has a first tinting, such as green, to reduce the light from a sunlit sky, over sunlit cloud tops, or in clouds, which enables an aircraft pilot to easily see out of the cockpit into highly illuminated environments. An intermediate field of vision has a second tinting, such as yellow, to enable the pilot to easily see a dimly illuminated instrument panel as compared to outside the aircraft. A near field of vision has a third tinting, such as neutral in color, to enable said pilot to easily view maps and other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sky Sight Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond L. Hobbs
  • Publication number: 20120069290
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an adjustable eye patch for use in connection with eye glasses. The eye patch has a first end and a second end. While in use, the first end may be located near the nose of an individual and the second end may be positioned near the ear of the individual. Near the second end of the eye patch may be a plurality of slits wherein a support bar portion of the frame of the glasses may be inserted. The first end of the eye patch may have an elongated slit for securing around the bridge or nose support of the eye glasses. The elongated slit may be temporarily secured around the bridge of the glasses to provide additional support for the eye patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Kimberly Sue Phillips
  • Patent number: 8075131
    Abstract: A peripheral vision reducing apparatus for simulating a visual effect of intoxication is disclosed. The apparatus has at least one aperture configured to be disposed in the middle of a wearer's visual field. The aperture is also configured to permit a first amount of light to pass therethrough. The apparatus further comprises at least one filter surrounding the at least one aperture. The at least one filter is configured to be disposed at the periphery of a wearer's visual field. The at least one filter is also configured to permit a second amount of light to pass therethrough, and the second amount of light is less than the first amount of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Innocorp, Ltd
    Inventor: Debra C. Kusmec-Aguilar
  • Patent number: 7874667
    Abstract: To attain the object of the invention to provide an eye mask of a simple structure that is easy to assemble using the integrally formed arc-shaped mask body, with the centrally located concave part abutting the nose of the wearer, the eye mask of the invention comprises an arc-shaped oblong mask body (1) integrally formed of resin, a concave (4) formed at the center of the mask body (1), a first and a second eye spot (5 and 6) comprising small perforated holes (2) formed on both sides of the concave (4) and temples (10) each mounted on both sides of the mask body (1) via a hinge (9), wherein the cross section of the mask body (1) perpendicular to its length direction has a C-curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Nawari Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidehiro Kitayama
  • Patent number: 7857448
    Abstract: An astigmia correcting eyeglasses includes two non-transparent lenses respectively provided with a plurality of cone-shaped through holes. The cone-shaped through holes respectively have a larger diameter at an inner side than that at an outer side. The cone-shaped through holes located nearer the circumference of the lens have a larger inclined angle at the side near the circumference of the lens than those located in the center portion of the lens. Therefore the focusing function is intensified by the cone-shaped through holes, which does not obstruct the viewing lines of a user, so that there may not occur dead angles, or blind spots in using the astigmia correcting eyeglasses according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Proview Optical Group Corp.
    Inventor: Augustus Huang
  • Patent number: 7784934
    Abstract: These lenses or glasses made with these lenses will allow people to watch any movie in 3-D without the need for special filming, additional electronics, conversion programs, or software. Normal 2-D movies may be viewed in 3-D with these glasses. And it will work with virtually any type of video presentation, as well as print media and art. As an added benefit, the lenses also improve overall image quality by filtering out interference patterns, without the need for electronic editing. This is especially useful for viewing old videos or low grade images. These glasses make it easy, convenient, and comfortable to view any movie in 3-D, even if the movie was not specifically created for 3-D viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Becky Lynn Gauger
  • Patent number: 7758184
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to eyewear which obstructs a user's vision to simulate game conditions when training for a sport. The level of obstruction can be random or in a controlled program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Elizabeth Ann Hoeffner
  • Patent number: 7740352
    Abstract: A sports vision training device includes a pair of glasses with a frame supporting a left lens and a right lens. The right lens carries a right reticle, and the left lens carries a left reticle. The reticles provide visual references within the field of view of the player. The reticles may include upper and lower horizontal reference lines, vertical reference lines, a frame, and a crosshair pattern. Different patterns can be used for depth control training, timing control training, and early recognition for tennis and other sports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Ted G. Kopren
  • Publication number: 20100053542
    Abstract: An eyemask is formed in such a structure that the protuberance shape of the coupling section (1A) of the first and second eyemask sections (2, 3) connected by the coupling section (1A) is made bigger, and that the light stopping walls (16) are formed on the planar inner face sections (6A) while the ring-shape edge sections (6) on the nose supporting plate (17)), thus preventing the eyemask from shifting out of the nose (20) and achieving the light shielding effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: NAWARI TRADING., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidehiro Kitayama
  • Publication number: 20090316106
    Abstract: To attain the object of the invention to provide an eye mask of a simple structure that is easy to assemble using the integrally formed arc-shaped mask body, with the centrally located concave part abutting the nose of the wearer, the eye mask of the invention comprises an arc-shaped oblong mask body (1) integrally formed of resin, a concave (4) formed at the center of the mask body (1), a first and a second eye spot (5 and 6) comprising small perforated holes (2) formed on both sides of the concave (4) and temples (10) each mounted on both sides of the mask body (1) via a hinge (9), wherein the cross section of the mask body (1) perpendicular to its length direction has a C-curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: NAWARI TRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidehiro Kitayama
  • Patent number: 7537335
    Abstract: A hybrid lens for eyeglasses comprising a frame-mountable, optically transparent lens having an anterior surface and a posterior surface. The anterior surface has a surface area. A polarizing segment is affixed to the optically transparent lens such that the polarizing segment is coextensive with a midportion of the anterior surface area of the optically transparent lens wherein the midportion of the surface area of the optically transparent lens that is coextensive with the polarizing segment is less than the anterior surface area of the lens. In a preferred embodiment, the optically transparent lens has a top edge, a bottom edge and a geometric center. An imaginary horizontal centerline drawn through the geometric center divides the optically transparent lens into an upper portion and a lower portion. The polarizer segment comprising the hybrid lens is a relatively narrow, elongate horizontal strip disposed within the lower portion of the optically transparent lens adjacent to, or overlying the centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: Paula A. Renard
  • Patent number: 7506976
    Abstract: A polarized optical element is disclosed comprising an upper portion and a lower portion defined at opposite parts with respect to a median line passing through the geometric center of the optical element, wherein: a) in the upper portion and at a distance of at least 10 mm from the median line the factor of luminous transmittance is between 3% and 20%; b) in the lower portion and at a distance of at least 10 mm from the median line the factor of luminous transmittance is between 15% and 65%; c) the ratio of the luminous transmittance measured in the lower portion at a distance of at least 10 mm below the median line and the luminous transmittance measured in the upper portion at a distance of at least 10 mm above the median line is not lower than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Intercast Europe S.P.L.
    Inventors: Paolo Baiocchi, Graziano Marusi, Federico Menta
  • Patent number: 7478904
    Abstract: In combination, a pair of lens and eyeglass frame to give a viewer perception of three dimensional viewing of a two dimensional image, comprising: an opaque eyeglass frame containing a left lens and a right lens, in which the left lens is comprised of alternating tinted and clear apertures, and the right lens is composed of alternating tinted apertures complementary to the alternating clear apertures in the left lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Grant Oliver, III
  • Patent number: 7475980
    Abstract: A spectacle kit includes a pair of lenses made from flexible material joined by a nose bridge portion and a pair of side arms. Each lens has an outer upper portion and an outer lower portion which move towards one another to overlap and form a convex portion in each lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventors: Erol Ralph Tanir, Paul Davey Sinding
  • Patent number: 7328997
    Abstract: Opaque films adhering electrostatically to lenses of eyewear, are used to train baseball fielders and golfers. For baseball, the films, placed on the lower parts of the lenses establish opaque areas which encourage the player to follow a ball visually throughout its entire path of travel toward the player's glove. The opaque areas may have a convex upper edge or a concave upper edge. In the latter case, the training aid can be used, without modification to train the player in batting. For golf an opaque film covers one lens, and an opaque film having a lenticular transparent opening in its upper part is placed on the other lens. The films encourage the golfer to keep his or her head down and behind the ball during the downswing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignees: St. Moritz Limited Partnership, Penllyn Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Vincent J. Russomagno, David S. Foulke
  • Patent number: 7328998
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward specially tinted lenses for use in flying airplanes. In the present invention, the far field of vision is highly tinted to reduce the light from a sunlit sky, over sunlit cloud tops, or in clouds. This enables an aircraft pilot to easily see out of the cockpit into highly illuminated environments. The intermediate field of vision is essentially clear to enable the pilot to easily see a dimly illuminated instrument panel as compared to outside the aircraft. The near field of vision may have a range of tinting from clear to up to a medium tinted value for reading maps and other material. In addition, the change in tinting is discontinuous, that is, sharp, from one field of vision to another. The present invention works because the aircraft structure, that is, the nose and instrument panel, blocks outside light from coming into the intermediate field of vision where the lens is clear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Inventor: Raymond L. Hobbs
  • Patent number: 7232219
    Abstract: The present invention provides a viewing apparatus for simulating visual impairment. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a frame defining a viewing area and first and second lenses supported by the frame. The first lens is disposed in a first region of the viewing area. The second lens is disposed in at least a second region of the viewing area. The first and second lenses have different image distortion patterns. In another embodiment, the apparatus may include frame and a lens supported by the frame. The lens includes a first plurality of image distorting features disposed in a first region of the lens; and a second plurality of image distorting features defined in the first region of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Innocorp, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael J. Aguilar, Patrick J. Flaherty
  • Patent number: 7195350
    Abstract: An apparatus for light filtration is disclosed. The apparatus has a support structure. A lens is coupled to the support structure. The lens includes a first portion for performing light filtration, and a second portion. The second portion performs substantially less light filtration than the first portion or performs no light filtration. A distinct separation zone can be located between the first portion and the second portion. An apparatus for light filtration having an associated viewing area is disclosed. The apparatus includes a support structure, and a lens coupled to the support structure for performing light filtration. A portion of the lens is cut-out to allow for a portion of the viewing area to receive no light filtration. A method of making the same is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventor: Nathan Kurzrok
  • Patent number: 7165837
    Abstract: This invention provides swimming goggles that improve the field of vision, and particularly improve the field of vision while swimming. The eye cup 2 comprises: a contact section that comes in contact with the area surrounding the eye; a peripheral section 6 that is located around that contact section and that, when worn, extends a specified distance forward in the viewing direction; and a forward-viewing section 7 that is arranged such that the bottom is located on the front end section of the bottom of the peripheral section 6, and the top is located on or near the aforementioned contact section. Also, a difficult-viewing section 14 is located at least at the bottom part of the peripheral section 6 below the center position of the forward-viewing section 7 such that it is more difficult to see through than the top portion of the forward-viewing section 7, which makes it possible to improve the field of vision as well as makes it possible to swim without sensing the light refraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Inventors: Takeshi Yokota, Keiko Yokota
  • Patent number: 7048371
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sports training glasses for assisting a person training in a sporting endeavor requiring hand/eye coordination to focus on a specific object, such as a baseball or golf ball. The sports training glasses are comprised of a frame having a centrally disposed bridge. The bridge may be designed to rest directly on a wearer's nose, or to have engaged with it a nosepiece for resting on a wearer's nose. A pair of temple arms are articulated at either end of the frame by a flexible, integral hinge made of a shape memory material. A pair of opaque lenses are disposed along the lower edge of the frame, one opaque lens on either side of the bridge. An elongated slot, aligned horizontally, is disposed within each opaque lens. A sliding member engages with each opaque lens permitting horizontal translation behind the elongated slot. An aperture is disposed within the sliding member, within which may be disposed a transparent lens. A separate nosepiece may engage with the bridge to provide better comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Gregory S. Moore
  • Patent number: 6988799
    Abstract: An eyeglass lens and display and demonstration system uses a plurality of display sheets, each with a mounting surface. The mounting surfaces have different lens outlines, representing a variety of different lens sizes and shapes. Individual lens patterns made from electrostatic vinyl plastic or similar material are correspondingly shaped to the outlines on the mounting surfaces and are removably secured to the surfaces. The lens patterns are of differing shapes and tints. The plurality of display sheets are stored in a notebook, display box or similar display medium. In use, a lens pattern is simply peeled off the mounting surface of a display sheet and applied directly to the surface of the lenses of the eyeglass frames being considered by the eyeglass purchaser. In this manner, the purchaser can visualize how the eyeglasses will actually look with any given lens shape and tint, before the actual lenses are fitted in the frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Inventor: Elliott R. Heisman
  • Patent number: 6957889
    Abstract: Spectacles having a ray shading visor preventing light rays from contacting an upper portion of the lens. The spectacles comprise at least one temple piece and at least one lens of predetermined thickness connected to the temple piece having an inner face, an outer face, and a center point centrally located on the outer face of the lens. A receiving structure integrally formed within the lens receives the ray shading visor. The visor structure is non-translucent and has an outer surface arcuately extending outwardly from the outer face of the lens toward the center point of the lens. An inner surface of the visor is shaped to matingly rest adjacent the outer face of the fens. The visor has a fastening structure integrally formed with the non-translucent visor and is sized and shaped to be matingly connected to the receiving structure of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Inventor: William J. Steinbock
  • Patent number: 6942336
    Abstract: Opaque films adhering electrostatically to lenses of eyewear, are used to train baseball fielders and golfers. For baseball, films placed on the lower parts of the lenses encourage the player to follow a ball visually throughout its entire path of travel toward the player's glove. For golf an opaque film covers one lens, and an opaque film having a lenticular transparent opening in its upper part is placed on the other lens. The films encourage the golfer to keep the head down and behind the ball during the downswing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignees: Penllyn Limited Partnership, St. Moritz Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David S. Foulke, Vincent J. Russomagno
  • Patent number: 6826784
    Abstract: An eye shield assembly useful in training students in non-deadly force, firearms and martial arts has an opaque first eye shield which is coupled to an apertured second eye shield by connecting together adjustable straps on both eye shields. One eye shield covers the eyes while the other eye shield forms a portion of the head strap. The opaque first eye shield simulates substantial or complete blindness while the apertured second eye shield simulates tunnel vision, both conditions being possible during an encounter with an adversary. By utilizing the eye shield assembly, the trainee becomes acclimated to sight impairment and learns to employ the skills obtained by his or her training in situations where there is sight impairment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas J. Patire
  • Publication number: 20040046927
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a new category of bifocal sunglasses utilizing a vertically polarized upper lens portion and a non-polarized light absorbing lower lens segment mechanically affixed to the upper portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventor: Mark E. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 6592221
    Abstract: An eye-conditioning and eyesight-improving device which can be placed in front of the eye and fixed there temporarily, and which has a carrying body supplied with at least two apertures situated in the environment of the axes of the two eyes and adjusting devices having a primary disc, a secondary disc, and a revolving treatment disc connected to either the primary or secondary disc, having a group of treatment forms consisting of eyehole apertures that can be turned so that they are in front of the optical axis setting apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Erzs├ębet Stregova
  • Patent number: 6513928
    Abstract: A pair of sports training eyeglasses is provided for training a user to keep his/her eye on a ball while hitting either a stationary ball, e.g. in golf or hockey, or a moving ball, e.g., in baseball and softball. The pair of sports training eyeglasses have a pair of lenses, each lens having an opaque peripheral region and a viewing aperture, and a frame having an elongated bridge bar having opposite ends, a pair of opposing temporal side members extending from respective ends of the elongated bridge bar, a means for adjusting the position of each temporal side member in relation to the elongated bridge bar, a movably nose piece, a means for removably attaching each lens to the elongated bridge bar, wherein the position of each lens is adjustable in relation to the nose piece, and a means for locking the position of each lens on the elongated bridge bar. A first set of lenses is provided having an oval shaped viewing aperture and is used in training a user to hit a moving ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Inventor: Gregory S. Moore
  • Patent number: 6505931
    Abstract: Eye glasses which enable a wearer to hit a ball along the ground in a predetermined target line, said eye glasses including a frame attachable to the wearer's head and a pair of shaded lenses carried thereby, said pair of lenses comprising a lens for the wearer's left eye and a lens for the wearer's right eye, and one of the lenses having a horizontal unshaded transparent line extending laterally thereacross, and the other lenses having an unshaded transparent pinhole aligned with said transparent line on said one lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Inventor: Larry Goldblatt
  • Patent number: 6450636
    Abstract: An optical device for reducing glare which can be attached to ordinary eyeglasses or adapted to be worn as a pair of glare-reducing eyeglasses. The device includes lenses which have both transparent and translucent areas. The lenses are independently adjustable for individualizing the position of the lenses and thereby individualizing the glare-reducing capacity of the device. During operation, the lenses can be positioned such that the wearers' pupils are in alignment with the transparent area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventor: Risto Ylipelkonen
  • Publication number: 20020122151
    Abstract: Eye glasses which enable a wearer to hit a ball along the ground in a predetermined target line, said eye glasses including a frame attachable to the wearer's head and a pair of shaded lenses carried thereby, said pair of lenses comprising a lens for the wearer's left eye and a lens for the wearer's right eye, and one of the lenses having a horizontal unshaded transparent line extending laterally thereacross, and the other lenses having an unshaded transparent pinhole aligned with said transparent line on said one lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventor: Larry Goldblatt
  • Patent number: 6241352
    Abstract: In general terms, the lens overlays of the present invention comprise thin, formed plastic overlays that can easily be attached to the inside or outside of the primary protective lenses by the user. In one embodiment, the lens overlay comprises a first overlay to be disposed on the left side lens and a second overlay to be disposed on the right side lens. In another embodiment, the lens overlay comprises a one piece conforming overlay lens that is attached to the front face of the primary lens by removing the frame bridge, slipping the frame temples through a left and right hole in the endpieces of the overlay and snapping the bridge back onto the frame to secure the overlay to the front face of the primary lens. In yet another embodiment directed to lens overlays for eyewear having a frame browbar with the primary lens, the formed overlay of this embodiment is secured primarily to the browbar itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Cabot Safety Intermediate Corporation
    Inventor: Richard T. Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 6145983
    Abstract: Therapeutic glasses for changing the psychological state of a user and a method for using the glasses are disclosed. The therapeutic glasses include at least one lens of a size sufficient to cover an eye of the user, wherein at least one lens restricts vision to a lateral visual field. The method includes wearing the glasses for a sufficient period of time, thereby stimulating the user to achieve a change in the psychological state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Inventor: Fredric Schiffer
  • Patent number: 6141797
    Abstract: An improved pair of goggles capable of allowing one eye at a time to view things peripherally, which comprises: an opaque, translucent or tinted transparent front part of the goggles which fits in front of and covers the eyes of a wearer of the goggles, said front part having at least one window through which the wearer can view things by the outer periphery of the wearer's field of vision, a cover for the window which is capable of selectively covering the window or allowing the wearer to view things and a part that allows the wearer to wear the goggles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Inventor: Robert Buck
  • Patent number: 6113233
    Abstract: A lens cover system is provided. The lens cover system includes a sheet of material suitable for use in covering a first lens, a pin suitable for use in making a first plurality of holes in the sheet of material around the perimeter of the first lens, and a pair of scissors for cutting the sheet of material along the first plurality of holes thereby creating a first lens cover. The lens cover system also includes a storage apparatus for storing each lens cover. In one embodiment, the storage apparatus includes a card having first and second sides and an envelope. Each lens cover adheres to opposite sides of the card. The card and lens covers are then placed within the envelope for protection. In another embodiment the storage apparatus includes a book having a plurality of pages including first and second outer pages and a middle page. Each lens cover adheres to opposite sides of the middle page. The outer pages are then closed around the middle page for protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Robert G. Miller
    Inventor: Robert G. Miller
  • Patent number: 6062687
    Abstract: An auxiliary apparatus provided for treatment of visual and/or brain disorder comprising an optical element suitable to be worn by a human being and having an occluded part, wherein the optical element comprises at least one contact lens provided with orienting device affording the optical element a substantially stable orientation with respect to an eye wearing the lens, the occluded part being dimensioned in order to occlude at least 50% of the visual input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Inventor: Gunilla Lofgren-Nisser
  • Patent number: 6003990
    Abstract: A temporary lens for attachment to prescription eyeglasses is disclosed. The temporary lens is attached to prescription eyeglasses by means of electrostatic force. The temporary lens contains optical components in a unique combination to relieve the vision problems associated with prolonged computer use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Inventor: Norman Einhorn
  • Patent number: 5963294
    Abstract: Therapeutic glasses for changing the psychological state of a user and a method for using the glasses are disclosed. The therapeutic glasses include at least one lens of a size sufficient to cover an eye of the user, wherein at least one lens restricts vision to a lateral visual field. The method includes wearing the glasses for a sufficient period of time, thereby stimulating the user to achieve a change in the psychological state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: Fredric Schiffer
  • Patent number: 5963293
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lens for eyeglasses having at least one optical zone and at least one peripheral zone. At least a portion of the surface of the lens in the peripheral zone is modified such as by the removal of lens material or the addition of material to the surface of the lens. The lens may extend throughout the wearer's entire angular range of vision. In another embodiment of the present invention, independent surface modified lenses are placed in the wearer's left and right fields of vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 5917573
    Abstract: A device for aiding a color blind person in the distinguishing of colors includes at least two lenses of different colors disposed so that an object may be simultaneously viewable through each of the lenses by one eye of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Inventor: James Kenneth Davis
  • Patent number: 5825452
    Abstract: Lensless safety sunglasses formed of flexible synthetic plastic material die cut or otherwise contoured to define a soft frame having a pair of eye pieces and temple straps extending from opposite ends of the frame adapted to go around the head of the wearer to hold the frame, in the manner of a face mask, against the eyes of the wearer. The eye openings are created by tiny apertures forming a scrim which acts as a light-permeable screen to reduce the intensity of light passing through these openings, thereby preventing glare without however interfering with vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Donald Spector
  • Patent number: 5748279
    Abstract: An inexpensive method and apparatus for modifying the optical characteristics of blank lenses to convert them into regular lens spectacles in order to enable a prospective purchaser of eyeglass frames to fully see himself/herself in the mirror when trying on the frames to be certain as to how they will look when wearing the frames. The present invention relates to an eyeglass frame tester kit which can be used to evaluate a particular frame among others. Correction means are temporarily adhered to the blank lenses of each pair of frames selected. This permits the client to get a more realistic image of how the completed prescription will look because with the corrective ocular means affixed to the blank lenses, the lens functions as a normal lens providing the optical correction required to enable the wearer to see clearly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventor: Mitchel Glanzbergh