Spring Biased Patents (Class 351/48)
  • Patent number: 10496130
    Abstract: A facial-interface system for a head-mounted display may include (1) a facial interface, (2) a facial-interface mounting member, and (3) a facial-interface adjustment apparatus disposed between the facial interface and the facial-interface mounting member. The facial-interface adjustment apparatus may include (1) an adjustment base that includes a contact surface and (2) an adjustment protrusion that protrudes along an extension axis from the adjustment base to a protrusion end portion of the adjustment protrusion opposite the adjustment base. The adjustment protrusion may include an adjustment surface that is adjacent to the contact surface of the adjustment base. The adjustment protrusion may be rotatable relative to the adjustment base about the extension axis to move the adjustment protrusion axially along the extension axis between a plurality of holding positions relative to the adjustment base. Various other systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Phillip Yee
  • Patent number: 9956117
    Abstract: The invention relates to a face cover device providing a closure over a predetermined area of a face, having a functional part (2) and a face rest part (1) which are interconnected by one connecting section or a plurality of connecting sections (3, 8), characterized in that the one connecting section or at least one of the plurality of connecting sections is an adjustable connecting section (3) that allows for adjusting the position of the face rest part relative to the functional part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Sports SA
    Inventor: Bertrand Didier
  • Patent number: 9480604
    Abstract: A protective eyewear device features a frame for supporting the protective eyewear on a user's head in a position placing one or more transparent or translucent viewing lenses of the eyewear device in front of the user's eyes, and one or more deposits of a radiation-reactive material located at or adjacent the one or more lenses and responsive to ionizing radiation exposure to produce a visual indication of said exposure to the user within a normally used field of vision of said user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Mason Zemlak
  • Patent number: 8931893
    Abstract: A pair of multi-purpose eyeglasses is revealed. It has a pair of eyeglasses having a mounting stand provided on the upper end of a nose pad, the mounting stand having a buckling portion and positioning portion provided thereon; and an auxiliary lens frame having a buckling rod provided at the front end of a nose bridge connecting two lens holding sub-frames, the buckling rod being press-fitted and fixed into the buckling portion. The eyeglasses may he a pair of sports sunglasses or a pair of ski goggles. The eyeglasses and the auxiliary lens frame can be easily and quickly assembled with or disassembled from each other according to a user's intention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Prohero Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pen-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 8702231
    Abstract: Sunglasses replaceably attached to conventional spectacles. The sunglasses include a frame, a pair of tinted lenses, and two pair of attachments. The frame replaceably attaches to a frame of the conventional spectacles. The pair of tinted lenses are attached in the frame. The two pair of attachments extend from the frame and replaceably snap the sunglasses onto the frame of the conventional spectacles to eliminate inadvertent movement of the sunglasses relative to the conventional spectacles during use without impinging upon hinges of the frame of the conventional spectacles so as to allow the sunglasses to fold with the conventional spectacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: George Blackham, Nancy M. Blackham
  • Patent number: 8371691
    Abstract: An auxiliary eyeglass device includes a connecting unit and an auxiliary lens unit. The connecting unit includes an adjustment plate that is at least partly flexible, and an eyeglass-connecting member that is attached to the adjustment plate and that is connected to a primary eyeglass device. The auxiliary lens unit includes a pair of auxiliary lenses that is mounted on the adjustment plate, such that the adjustment plate can be flexed to result in a change in an inclination angle of at least one of the auxiliary lenses relative to the primary eyeglass device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Grace Chiou
  • Patent number: 8215767
    Abstract: A clip device for holding auxiliary eyeglasses includes a clip body and a retaining rivet plate. The clip body is made by injection molding and made of plastics material which has high elasticity and strong tenacity. The clip body includes a retaining portion, a resilient piece and two resilient clips. The retaining portion has a plurality of retaining holes thereon. The resilient piece is integrally formed with an upper end of the retaining portion. An upper end of each of the two resilient clips is integrally formed with an upper end of the resilient piece and protrudes outward to form a press portion. A lower end of each of the two resilient clips is a free end. The retaining rivet plate has a plurality of retaining pins. When assembling, the retaining pins of the retaining rivet plate are inserted through holes of the auxiliary eyeglasses and the retaining holes of the clip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Roring Industries (Xiamen) Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Gar Wu
  • Publication number: 20120069292
    Abstract: Flip-up and down glasses including a first frame having ear pieces for the support thereof on a wearer of the first frame and a second frame for carrying a visor or optical glasses and a flip-up and down spring-loaded cam-hinge mechanism for the second frame comprising a horizontally extending hollow sleeve, a shaft extending through the sleeve and axially secured to the first frame, a first cam having cam surfaces supported and spring-loaded for horizontal movement within the sleeve and a second cam horizontally secured on the shaft and including cam surfaces for riding on and over the cam surfaces of the horizontally moveable spring-loaded first cam to define flip-up and down positions for the second frame secured to either the second cam or to the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Glenn Park
  • Patent number: 7883205
    Abstract: A lens retaining structure for a secondary glasses assembly having a frame configured to be mounted on a pair of primary glasses. The lens retaining structure comprises an inner portion and an outer portion, each comprising a flexible, resilient member having a predetermined rest position. The inner portion has an inner lens grabber thereon and the outer portion has an outer lens grabber thereon. The inner and outer lens grabbers are configured to engage corresponding features of a lens. The inner and outer lens grabbers separated by a first distance when the inner and outer portions are in their rest positions, such that the lens retaining structure is operable to retain one of a plurality of lenses of differing sizes and shapes having corresponding features separated by a second distance which is different from the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: 20 / 20 Marketing Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert G. Begg
  • Publication number: 20100253903
    Abstract: The instant invention introduces a clip-on eyewear assembly that is compatible with both framed and frameless clip-on eyewear and securely mounts to various sets of eyewear. This clip-on eyewear assembly features a centrally position bridge assembly, left and right lens members and attachment members that are used to hold the lens members in place when mounted to a set of eyewear. The bridge assembly typically provides some type of force to keep the lens members securely held to the set of eyewear to which the clip-on eyewear assembly is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas E. Weston
  • Patent number: 7637607
    Abstract: A shelter frame includes two shelter lenses, two lens holders provided at two outer sides of the shelter lenses respectively, and a retractable arm extended between two inner sides of the shelter for applying a retractable force therebetween to adjust the control distance. When the shelter lenses are pulled away from each other to lengthen the retractable arm for extending the control distance, the lens holders are adapted for engaging with two outer sides of the lenses of the primary frame, such that when the retractable arm is retracted via the retractable force, the shelter lenses are adapted for holding in front of the lenses respectively so as to detachably couple the shelter frame in front of the primary frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Yiling Xie
  • Publication number: 20090231538
    Abstract: A shelter frame includes two shelter lenses, two lens holders provided at two outer sides of the shelter lenses respectively, and a retractable arm extended between two inner sides of the shelter for applying a retractable force therebetween to adjust the control distance. When the shelter lenses are pulled away from each other to lengthen the retractable arm for extending the control distance, the lens holders are adapted for engaging with two outer sides of the lenses of the primary frame, such that when the retractable arm is retracted via the retractable force, the shelter lenses are adapted for holding in front of the lenses respectively so as to detachably couple the shelter frame in front of the primary frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Yiling Xie
  • Publication number: 20090231539
    Abstract: A shelter frame includes two shelter lenses, two lens holders provided at two outer sides of the shelter lenses respectively, and a retractable arm extended between two inner sides of the shelter for applying a retractable force therebetween to adjust the control distance. When the shelter lenses are pulled away from each other to lengthen the retractable arm for extending the control distance, the lens holders are adapted for engaging with two outer sides of the lenses of the primary frame, such that when the retractable arm is retracted via the retractable force, the shelter lenses are adapted for holding in front of the lenses respectively so as to detachably couple the shelter frame in front of the primary frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Yiling Xie
  • Patent number: 7478905
    Abstract: A plug connection type eyeglasses assembly includes a pair of primary eyeglasses and a pair of secondary eyeglasses. A primary nosepiece of the primary eyeglasses is provided with a plughole, while the secondary eyeglasses is provided with a plug connector or a plug type turnover mechanism at a position corresponding to the primary nosepiece of the primary eyeglasses. The plug connector or the plug type turnover mechanism is inserted into and engaged with the plughole, thereby coupling the primary eyeglasses and the secondary eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Elegance Eyeglasses Factory
    Inventor: Shouye Niu
  • Patent number: 7475981
    Abstract: A auxiliary spectacles provided with a clamping mechanism includes a mechanism body, onto the ends of which the auxiliary spectacles lenses are mounted. The mechanism body between the two lenses of the auxiliary spectacles may be provided with an elastic pushing clamping body. The elastic pushing clamping body may include a bending foot body provided with at least one bending foot extending backward and then bending downwardly is fixed to the mechanism body, and the mechanism body may be provided with a pushing slider which may be pressed elastically, and the rear end of the pushing slider may be pushed elastically against the inner sidewall of the bending foot. The auxiliary spectacles may be used, assembled and disassembled more easily, and/or clamped more firmly; and may be compatible with other kinds of spectacles without adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventor: Gao Yong
  • Patent number: 7458679
    Abstract: The clip-on lens assembly has a pair of lenses connected together by a uniquely shaped, spring-biased nose bridge wire that has a profile that substantially matches the profile of the nose bridge portion of a pair of eyewear. The bridge wire is connected to either the rear or front surfaces of the lenses and doubles-back on itself before forming a bridge portion, which may include curling over from the front surface to the rear surfaces of the lens. The lenses may be tinted for use as sunshades or could be also optically enhanced for use as an auxiliary corrective lens. At the outer edges of each lens is a pair of hooks used to retain the clip-on lens assembly against a pair of eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: The Hilsinger Company
    Inventor: D. Michael Lennox
  • Publication number: 20080204651
    Abstract: A sideshade for reducing peripheral glare that is removably attachable to a temple of spectacles such that the wearer of the spectacles is not required to remove the spectacles in order to attach the sideshade to or detach the sideshade from the temple of the spectacles. The detachable sideshade is optical or near-optical quality so as not to degrade the wearer's peripheral vision. The sideshade may be light in weight and easy to attach and remove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Raymond L. Hobbs
  • Patent number: 7360889
    Abstract: This invention relates to one kind of universal clip-on eyeglasses that is used on optical frames. The clip-on glasses is comprised of a clamping mechanism. The clamping mechanism clamps onto the bridge of the bottom eyeglasses through a stretchable clip. The two ends of the clamping mechanism are connected to the add-on lenses. The clamping mechanism is comprised of a master structure and a component that clamps on with a stretchable mechanism. The master structure is connected to the add-on lenses and the component has at least one mechanical clip that clamps onto the bridge of the bottom lenses. This invention allows the clip-on eyeglasses to be clipped onto the bridge of the bottom eyeglasses with a clamping mechanism that has clips. They are easy to put on as well as to take off. The clamping is secure and these clip-on eyeglasses can be universally used on a variety of bottom lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Gao Yong
  • Patent number: 7318440
    Abstract: An eye patch that is usable with eyeglass frames includes a flexible body and at least one fastener. The fastener(s) fasten the flexible body to the front of the frames. The flexible body substantially blocks both frontal and peripheral vision of an eye of a wearer of the eyeglass frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: Beth N. Grijalva
  • Patent number: 7284853
    Abstract: The expandable and flexible bridge member is adapted for use a a part of clip-on sunglasses. It permits the sunglasses to be mounted on any eyeglasses, including those with a protruding bridge, with the bridge member of the sunglasses in alignment with the bridge of the eyeglasses. The bridge member can take the form of a uniquely shaped spring with a shrink wrapped plastic sleeve or one or more strips of elastic or rubber-like material. The bridge member is provided with a bridge engaging capability so that proper alignment is maintained with the eyeglasses bridge. The bridge engaging structure may take the form of a recess or a hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventor: Dean Friedman
  • Patent number: 7204589
    Abstract: A protective eyewear article including: a. a transparent shield formed as a curved panel including a central nose area, the shield adapted for placement on a wearer's face. b. a prescription lens insert adapted to be attached to the shield, to releasably hold prescription lenses and to allow adjustment of position and orientation of the lenses in relation to the shield, the insert comprising: (i) a set of eye wires, each defining a closed loop having top and bottom parts, each loop adapted to circumscribe and hold the edges of a lens, (ii) a central bridge portion having opposite sides, and (iii) a set of upper and lower arms extending outward from each of the sides of the central bridge portion, the upper and lower arms of each set having proximal ends fixed to one of the sides of the central bridge portion and distal ends fixed to the top and bottom parts of one of the eye wires, respectively, and c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: North Safety Products Europe B.V.
    Inventor: Jan-Joost Pieterman
  • Patent number: 7198365
    Abstract: A spectacle accessory (100, 200, 300, 400, 500) is disclosed as including a pair of lenses (102, 202, 302, 402, 502), a pair of legs (110, 210, 310, 410, 510) engaged with the pair of lenses (102, 202, 302, 402, 502) and swivellably movable relative thereto, a tube (104, 204, 304, 404, 504) with an interior surface, a wire (108, 208, 308, 408, 508) partly received within the tube (104, 204, 304, 404, 504), wherein the tube (104, 204, 304, 404, 504) is fixedly engaged with the lenses (102, 202, 302, 402, 502) and the wire (108, 208, 308, 408, 508) is fixed engaged with the legs (110, 210, 310, 410, 510), and the wire (108, 208, 308, 408, 508) includes a protruding portion (114, 214, 314, 414, 514) and the wire (108, 208, 308, 408, 508) is swivellably movable relative to the tube (104, 204, 304, 404, 504) between a stable first position in which the protruding portion (114, 214, 314, 414, 514) is clear of the interior surface of the tube (104, 204, 304, 404, 504) and a second position in which the protruding po
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Faith Idea Limited
    Inventor: Po Kwong Kwan
  • Patent number: 7052129
    Abstract: A number of eyeglass frames with resilient structures and shields that have wide applicability are described. In one embodiment, an auxiliary frame has a resilient structure at its bridge area, and non-uniform shields. The shields have openings at their sides and retaining mechanisms. Due to its resilient nature, the auxiliary frame is adaptable to after-market sales for primary frames. In yet another embodiment, a primary frame has a resilient structure at its bridge area and has shields. Such a primary frame again allows it to be comfortably fitted to people whose heads are of different sizes and shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Contour Optik, Inc.
    Inventors: David Chao, Pin Chou, Wei-Lien Huang, Chang-Yung Chang, Chien-Ho Lin, Ruey-Hong Hung
  • Patent number: 7018035
    Abstract: Eyewear characterized as flip-up sunglasses include a combination of a spring loaded hinge and a magnetic seat. The spring loaded hinge relieves a user the task of properly placing a flip-up portion in a holding mechanism. In combination with the spring, the magnetic seat allows the flip-up lenses to be held against the spring force and provides a simple release action which may be quickly accomplished by merely breaking a magnetic contact bond. As such, the action of flipping up and flipping down a sunglasses lens or lenses becomes comfortable and simple. The glasses are particularly useful for users who frequently switch between looking into shadows and lighted areas which would otherwise require removing sunglasses and replacing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: West Coast Trends, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Herold, Hiroyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6948809
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to an eyeglass assembly including a pair of first eyeglasses having a first bridge interconnecting a pair of first lenses, a pair of second eyeglasses having a second bridge interconnecting a pair of second lenses and retainers provided on opposite sides of the first frame. Each retainer may include an upper clamping plate and a lower clamping plate. The lower clamping plate may have at least one restricting groove to correspond to at least one rib so that combination of the at least one rib and the at least one restricting groove is able to combine the first pair of eyeglasses and the second pair of eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Contour Optik, Inc.
    Inventors: David Chao, Ming Che Wu
  • Patent number: 6827438
    Abstract: A combination device for attaching auxiliary spectacles to main spectacles has a base, a clip and a resilient member. The base is adapted to be mounted on the nose bridge of the auxiliary spectacles and has a recess with an opening. The clip is pivotally attached to the base to close of the opening of the recess. The clip has a length longer than that of the base to make the distal end extend away from the base and an inclined surface formed on the distal end. The resilient member is mounted between the base and the clip to provide a restitution force to the clip. Accordingly, a user can operate, without using hands, the combination device to attach or detach the auxiliary spectacles onto or from the main spectacles, and the use of the auxiliary spectacles is convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: Yun-Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 6779886
    Abstract: A spectacle and front-mounting lens is disclosed. The combination of the front-mounting lens and the spectacle comprises a spectacle body having two lens frame joined with a frame support; a front-mounting lens module having an engaging seat with two ends mounted with a front-mounting lens, the engaging seat is provided with an engaging slot having a width similar to thickness of the frame support, and the interior of the engaging seat is provided with an engaging rod having one end being a pressing end and exposed on the end face of the engaging seat, the other end being an engaging end which forms into a fulcrum by means of a support rod, and the lower section of the pressing end of the engaging rod being an elastic element and the elastic element exerting an upward elastic force to the pressing end, thereby the engaging slot correspondingly inserted into the frame support and the engaging end urges the vertical face at the inner lateral side of the frame support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventor: Wen Tse Huang
  • Patent number: 6773105
    Abstract: The eyeglasses frame is provided with spaced, oppositely extending, coplanar recesses. The lens sections of the sunglasses are provided with first and second oppositely directed collinear protrusions. An enclosed spring bridge mechanism moveably connects the lens sections. The spring bridge mechanism permits the lens sections to be moved toward each other, compressing the spring, to insert the protrusions into the recesses. The spring urges the lens sections away from each other, seating the protrusions into the recesses, to mount the sunglasses on the eyeglasses frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Dean Friedman
  • Patent number: 6755521
    Abstract: A clip-on glasses assembly for mounting on primary glasses, comprising a pair of lens members, at least one grapple on each of the pair of lens members for engaging the outer edges of the primary glasses, and a bridge between the lens members configured to slidably receive the lens members to allow movement of the lens members between an open position and a closed position. An actuator bar having two ends, each end coupled to one of the lens members, allows a user to easily mount and remove the glasses assembly using only one hand. Moving the actuator bar toward the bridge forces the ends of the actuator bar apart and moves the lens members into the open position. The actuator bar is generally U-shaped and constructed from a resilient material. The actuator bar and/or separate springs bias the lens member toward the closed position. The bridge may further comprise a locking mechanism to maintain the lens members in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: 20/20 Marketing Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert G. Begg
  • Patent number: 6702439
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame assembly for coupling clip-on auxiliary spectacles to primary spectacles. The primary spectacles having a pair of cavities formed on the inside surface of rear extensions and the clip-on spectacles having a pair of pins mounted to the outside surface of a pair of hinged extensions, wherein the pins are capable of positively engaging the cavities by exerting outward forces. The hinged extensions allow the clip-on spectacles to swing up and to place the auxiliary lenses mounted within the clip-on spectacles to be outside the vision path of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Jung I. Lee
  • Patent number: 6659605
    Abstract: Clip-on type sunglasses are constituted by a pair of sunglass lenses and a bridge member connecting these lenses. The two lenses respectively have a mounting clip member for mounting to the front endpiece or the rim end portion of spectacles; in order to mount on the bridge of spectacles, the mounting clip members are formed integrally with the bridge member. For mounting on spectacles of the rimless or wire frame type, light weight and neat external appearance are realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation & Nikon Eyewear Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Shono
  • Patent number: 6557996
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for fixing additional lenses on spectacles, comprising a flexible bridge (10) consisting of a single piece with lateral branches (12) comprising means for fixing a flexible wire for mounting additional lenses on said branches (12). The invention is in particular useful for fixing additional filtering or correcting lenses on spectacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventor: Philippe Lavie
  • Patent number: 6375322
    Abstract: A method of attaching front hook eyeglasses onto an eyeglasses body with safety without producing any play therebetween. The method comprises the steps of rendering a curvature of a front curve of the front hook eyeglasses larger than that of the eyeglasses body, attaching a central portion of the front hook eyeglasses onto a central portion of the eyeglasses body, and bringing both ends of the front hook eyeglasses into elastically contact with the eyeglasses body. Vertical or horizontal motion (vertical and horizontal displacement) of the front hook eyeglasses or back and forth motion of the front hook eyeglasses are controlled or restrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Horikawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Takagi
  • Patent number: 6371612
    Abstract: An adjustable clip-in laser eyewear assembly for securement to the inside of a pair of eyeglasses. The eyewear assembly has a frame structure having a pair of filter lens frame members that are joined at the top by a brow bar structure having a spring member. Hooked clips are fixed and positioned at the top and exterior sides of each filter lens frame member. The hooked clips face outward from the laser eyewear assembly to position the assembly on the inside of the eyeglasses. The top and side clips in cooperation with the spring of the brow bar structure permit the adjustable securement of the laser eyewear assembly to the inside of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas D. Barrows
  • Patent number: 6341864
    Abstract: An auxiliary spectacle apparatus is provided wherein auxiliary lenses have a elastic clips configured in the shape of a half arch for releasably engaging the primary spectacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Inventor: Dave Ng
  • Publication number: 20010046028
    Abstract: An adjustable clip-in laser eyewear assembly for securement to the inside of a pair of eyeglasses. The eyewear assembly has a frame structure having a pair of filter lens frame members that are joined at the top by a brow bar structure having a spring member. Hooked clips are fixed and positioned at the top and exterior sides of each filter lens frame member. The hooked clips face outward from the laser eyewear assembly to position the assembly on the inside of the eyeglasses. The top and side clips in cooperation with the spring of the brow bar structure permit the adjustable securement of the laser eyewear assembly to the inside of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventor: Thomas D. Barrows
  • Patent number: 6302538
    Abstract: The clip-on sunglass assembly mounts on eyeglasses and has mirror image frame parts. Each includes a lens retaining frame portion with a set of protruding “L” shaped eyeglass engaging prongs and a bridge element. A mechanism is provided for connecting the bridge elements for movement between a proximate position, where the frame parts are relatively close to each other, and a remote position, where the frame parts are relatively far from each other. The connecting mechanism includes at least one coil spring situated within a cylindrical enclosure. The frame parts are normally biased toward each other by the spring such that the prongs securely engage the eyeglass frame. In one preferred embodiment, the enclosure has an open end which receives the bridge element of one frame part. The spring is operably situated between the enlarged end of the bridge element and the interior wall of the enclosure, adjacent the open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Inventor: Dean Friedman
  • Patent number: 6234628
    Abstract: The clip-on sunglass assembly mounts on eyeglasses and has mirror image frame parts. Each includes a lens retaining frame portion with a set of protruding “L” shaped eyeglass engaging prongs and a bridge element. A mechanism is provided for connecting the bridge elements for movement between a proximate position, where the frame parts are relatively close to each other, and a remote position, where the frame parts are relatively far from each other. The connecting mechanism includes at least one coil spring situated within a cylindrical enclosure. The enclosure has an open end which receives the bridge element of one frame part. The spring is operably situated between the end of the bridge element and the interior wall of the enclosure adjacent the open end. The spring normally biases the frame parts toward each other such that the prongs securely engage the eyeglass frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Dean Friedman
  • Patent number: 6224207
    Abstract: A clip-on sunglass assembly for positioning clip-on lenses with respect to spectacles worn by the consumer including a central body, a first pair of clamping arms extending from the central body with the first pair of clamping arms including a central region and arm extensions, a second pair of clamping arms extending from the central body, the second pair of clamping arms also including a central region and arm extensions in an opposed position with respect to the first pair of clamping arms, a support rail for supporting the lenses mounted on the central body and a spring for biasing the central regions of the first and second pair of clamping arms away from one another and the arm extensions of the first and second clamping arms toward one another for securing the clip-on sun glass assembly with respect to the spectacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Yorktowne Optical Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Shelton
  • Patent number: 5907384
    Abstract: Secondary eyeglasses which are intended for attachment to a pair of primary eyeglasses. The secondary eyeglasses include a campanulate lens mounting strip having an arch-like upper portion, two outwardly extending lower leg portions, an upper surface and a lower surface. Hooks are provided on the upper portion for detachably securing the lens mounting strip to a nose bridge of a pair of primary eyeglasses. Hooks are provided on each of the lower leg portions for detachably securing the lens mounting strip to a frame front of a pair of primary eyeglasses. Secondary lenses are positioned on the upper surface of each of the lower leg portions of the lens mounting strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Inventors: Sam Anthony Kirsch, Olaf James Linnartz
  • Patent number: 5710614
    Abstract: An auxiliary spectacle frame has a substantially rigid elongate bridge member and dual monocular frames, the respective monocular frames being connected to the ends of the bridge member by spring members, whereby the monocular frames are omni-directionally movable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Viva International Group
    Inventor: Sergio Cereda
  • Patent number: 5602603
    Abstract: Eyeglasses having interchangeable lenses which are held in place by inner and outer lens attachment clips mounted at the bridge and temple, respectively, of the frame. The frame and/or lens is resilient so that the frame or lens can resiliently deform to allow the lenses to slide from beneath the lens attachment clips, yet the frame securely holds the lenses in place during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Pierre N. Bondet
  • Patent number: 5448318
    Abstract: A clamp assembly comprises a clamp (12) having two levers (1, 2) linked at middle areas thereof with first ends thereof closing together to form clamping jaws (5, 6) and second, opposite, ends thereof formed as opening grips (3, 4) for separating the clamping jaws, which are spring loaded toward one another. The clamping jaws (5, 6) have forked shapes. The branches of the forks, and the ends thereof, are arranged to be spaced from one another so that they extend across, or extend over, a bridge of a pair of eyeglasses to be placed on inner, upper edges of spectacle glasses (13) or on an eyeglass frame (14). A first lever (2) of the clamp (12) has thereon a clamp coupling element (10, 19, 22, 24) for being selectively attached to, and selectively detached from, an optical-device coupling element (18, 20, 23, 25) on an optical device. The clamp assembly makes possible an easy and quick exchange of optical devices to be attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Heine Optotechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Helmut Heine, Gerhard Gugel, Otto H. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 5349392
    Abstract: In a pair of eyeglasses with filter lenses, each filter is mounted in a ring shaped in the form of a prone U whose opening is directed toward the center of the ring. The ring is contained within an outer ring connected to the eyeglasses mounting frame. A manipulating device comprising a molded member is located inside the ring in a recess formed in the periphery of the filter lens. The outer ring has a semicircular slot permitting the angular displacement of a positioning rod, which is integral with a piston slidably mounted in a recess against the action of a spring. One end of the rod is integral with a gripping member, while the other end is engageable in one of the positioning openings formed through one limb of the shaped outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Inventor: Alain Buffet
  • Patent number: 4955979
    Abstract: The pyrometer includes at least one optical fibre (10) transparent to infra-red made of fluorite glass, a reference emitter (20) of infra-red flux, an infra-red detector (30) for receiving the infra-red flux emerging from the optical fibre (10) or the infra-red flux originating from the reference emitter (20), a mechanical modulator (40) for infra-red flux positioned, in the direction of flux propagation, upstream of the infra-red detector (30) for periodically and successively interrupting the infra-red fluxes emerging from the optical fibre (10) and originating from the reference emitter (20), an electronic means of demodulation (50) for receiving the output signal from the detector (30) and a servo-control signal emitted by the mechanical modulator (40) in order to ensure a synchronized measurement, and a measuring apparatus (60) connected to the electronic demodulation means (50) for indicating the temperature to be measured of the target irradiating the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Electricite de France - Service National
    Inventors: Yves Denayrolles, Robert E. Pillon
  • Patent number: 4952043
    Abstract: A sun shade is provided for a pair of glasses including right and left hand panel structures for disposition immediately forward of the right and left hand lenses of the glasses and the panel structures are guidingly supported relative to each other for movement toward and away from each other. Biasing means is connected between the panel sections for biasing the latter toward each other and remote portions of the panel structure include upstanding, tensioned elastic members which may have their vertical mid-portions deflected apart by the temples of the associated glasses rearward of the pivot axes thereof and the upper margins of the panel sections include rearwardly projecting support flange sections for overlying the right and left hand portions of the associated glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Inventors: Peter J. Werner, Timothy T. Werner
  • Patent number: 4889420
    Abstract: The device of the present invention includes a plastic body member having a pair of upwardly spaced-apart legs and a pair of downwardly spaced-apart legs. The downwardly spaced-apart legs are adapted to spring apart and yieldably grip a sun visor therebetween. The upwardly spaced legs have an elastomeric member therein which forms a V-shaped slot for receiving the nose frame of a pair of glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Inventors: Robert J. Bradshaw, II, Robert J. Bradshaw, III
  • Patent number: RE37523
    Abstract: Eyeglasses having interchangeable lenses which are held in place by inner and outer lens attachment clips mounted at the bridge and temple, respectively, of the frame. The frame and/or lens is resilient so that the frame or lens can resiliently deform to allow the lenses to slide from beneath the lens attachment clips, yet the frame securely holds the lenses in place during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Inventor: Pierre N. Bondet