With Decoration Or Ornamentation Patents (Class 351/51)
  • Patent number: 10645771
    Abstract: A method for automatically assigning a group address to a first controllable luminaire device of a plurality of controllable luminaire devices. The method determines whether adding the first controllable luminaire device to a logical community of controllable luminaire devices causes a number of controllable luminaire devices within the logical community of luminaire devices to exceed an established threshold. When it is determined that adding the first controllable luminaire device to the logical community of luminaire devices causes the number of controllable luminaire devices within the logical community of luminaire devices to exceed the established threshold, the method automatically assigns to each of the plurality of luminaire devices within the logical community of luminaire devices a group address for use in simultaneously controlling the luminaire devices as a group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin D. Eltoft, Joseph Markel
  • Patent number: 10624181
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an infrared based controller for a RGB lamp strip disposed between a power source and the lamp strip. The controller comprises a first reverse protection unit, electrically connected to the power source, an infrared receiving unit electrically connected to the first reverse protection unit for receiving an infrared signal transmitted by an external infrared terminal. The control of the lamp strips by infrared and manual means is realized by the controller, and the user can switch between seven monochrome modes and the eight colored modes of the lamp strip through an infrared terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Zhengxian Shen
  • Patent number: 10472090
    Abstract: A lighting system for an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) adapts to the environment around the UAV to ensure status notification lights are visible to an operator and/or abide by regulatory lighting requirements. A processor of the UAV may receive information from various sensors regarding environmental conditions and location of the UAV, and adjust a UAV lighting system to ensure visibility under the environmental conditions. Adjustments to the lighting system may include selection of light sources that are illuminated, the illumination intensity of particular light sources, the colors emitted by various light sources and other lighting configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ross Eric Kessler, Jonathan Paul Davis, John Anthony Dougherty, Daniel Warren Mellinger, III, Charles Wheeler Sweet, III, Donald Hutson
  • Patent number: 10401643
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses with interchangeable parts is described herein. The pair of eyeglasses have a bridge that optionally includes a front piece that detaches from a rear piece without the need for any tools. The bridge is located between the left and right rims of the eyeglasses and connects the left rim and right rim. Optionally, the front piece and rear piece of the bridge sandwich the left and right rims. Optionally, the pair of eyeglasses also includes left and right temples that connect and disconnect from the left and right rims, respectively, using a spring-loaded locking mechanism. Methods of wearing the eyeglasses and changing parts are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Rasheed Bernard Walker
  • Patent number: 10379374
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses with interchangeable parts is described herein. The pair of eyeglasses have a bridge that optionally includes a front piece that detaches from a rear piece without the need for any tools. The bridge is located between the left and right rims of the eyeglasses and connects the left rim and right rim. Optionally, the front piece and rear piece of the bridge sandwich the left and right rims. Optionally, the pair of eyeglasses also includes left and right temples that connect and disconnect from the left and right rims, respectively, using a spring-loaded locking mechanism. Methods of wearing the eyeglasses and changing parts are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Rasheed Bernard Walker
  • Patent number: 10219593
    Abstract: An object, such as a piece of jewelry, which has at least one precious stone supported in a recess of a main body, wherein the recess is bounded at least in some regions by a cover that is transparent at least in some regions and the at least one precious stone moves directly or indirectly on an inner peripheral wall of the recess or along an inner peripheral wall of an insert inserted into the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GEBR√úDER SCHAFFRATH GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Leuz
  • Patent number: 10178739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and devices for automatically assigning a controllable luminaire device to a control group for commonly controlling controllable luminaire devices assigned to the control group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Zumtobel Lighting Inc.
    Inventor: Karl Jonsson
  • Patent number: 10095049
    Abstract: Eyeglass frames include a face member with a rim and at least one temple frame member connected to the face member. The temple frame member includes an upper perimeter portion and a lower perimeter portion with a slot formed between the upper and lower perimeter portions. A temple overlay is coupled the temple frame member. The temple overlay includes an upper lip and a lower lip. The upper lip is configured to wrap around the upper perimeter portion of the temple frame member and the lower lip is configured to wrap around the lower perimeter portion of the temple frame member. The temple overlay further includes a panel extending between the upper lip and the lower lip such that the panel is exposed in the slot of the temple frame member when the temple overlay is coupled to the temple frame member. The panel may be comprised of a textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Scott Tipp, Jonathan Michael Martin, Adam Harris Kaufer
  • Patent number: 9684189
    Abstract: The embodied invention is a design that provides components for attaching adornment articles to eyewear and adornment holders. The design ensures that only the adornment article will be visible and maintain proper orientation. Additionally, the adornment article is held securely in place yet is easily removable and interchangeable with a variety of other adornment articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Rosaline M. Guerrero
  • Patent number: 9638939
    Abstract: A removable layer is disclosed for covering an eyewear. The eyewear has an eyewear pigment. The removable layer comprises a scratch off layer covering the eyewear. The scratch off layer has a layer pigment. The scratch off layer is selectively removed from the eyewear for defining a visual image with the eyewear pigment relative to the layer pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Scratchy's LLC
    Inventor: Ryan R. Breheney
  • Patent number: 9535265
    Abstract: Frame (2) for eyeglasses having an optical face (3) and two side arms (4) joined with hinges onto the two end portions (30) of said optical face, each side arm (4) having an inner longitudinal surface (42) and an outer longitudinal surface (43), and a front end surface (44) extending transversely to the longitudinal surfaces over a front end of said side arm, said front end surface extending to face a rear end surface (31) of the relevant end portion of the optical face when the side arm is in the open position, said frame further including at least one means for receiving a decorative piece (6), wherein the or each receiving means consists of a slotted hole (45) formed in one side arm and opening only into its front end surface or of a slotted hole formed in an end portion of the optical face and opening only into its rear end surface, the said or each slotted hole being designed to form a slide channel for receiving the decorative piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: KILLINE OPTICAL LTD
    Inventor: Francois Gardaz
  • Patent number: 9268156
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to hand made sunglasses, and more particularly to a method and system for making sunglasses from recycled materials, e.g., skateboards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan J. Vecchiarelli, Jonathan D. Winfrey
  • Patent number: 9229245
    Abstract: An earpiece-less eyeglass apparatus and retainer-strap attachment mechanism. First and second attachment mechanisms are mounted on each side of a lenticular frame. Each attachment mechanism includes a stemball assembly, a socket housing, and a spring. The stemball assembly includes a shaft, a narrow neck, and a ball. The socket housing includes a primary socket, a secondary socket, and a narrow slot joining the primary and secondary sockets. The spring is mounted within the primary socket and the slot, and is shaped to form a rounded portion within the primary socket and a narrow restriction portion within the slot for receiving, respectively, the ball and the neck of the stemball assembly. The narrow restriction portion locks the ball into the secondary socket without placing stress on the housing when the neck of the stemball assembly is slid through the slot, moving the ball into the secondary socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Troy L. Carter
  • Patent number: 9128304
    Abstract: Illuminated eyewear includes a frame having a front frame portion attached to two temple portions. The temple portions are hingedly attached to the frame portion so as to rotate between an open and a closed position. An electroluminescent wire extends along top and bottom edges of both temple portions and the front frame. The electroluminescent wire extends across any gap at the hinges between the temples and front frame. Thus, at the hinges, the portions of the wire on the top and bottom edges are spaced apart from one another. A portion of the wire adjacent each hinge is unconnected to the associated edge so that the wire can slide over the edge surface as the temple pieces move between the open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Jones
  • Patent number: 9122081
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an eyewear frame ornamentation assembly that includes a retaining coupler in a form of a resilient member that detachably couples onto a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventors: Mariana Akoubians, Grigoris Manssourian
  • Patent number: 9057890
    Abstract: A structure of a diamond-inlaid eyeglass temple includes an eyeglass temple body (1) and an elastomer (3) set thereon. The elastomer (3) has an elastic tendency to bend inwardly and the two external sides thereof are connected, respectively, to a first holding device (4) and a second holding device (5) with a cantilever structure. A first groove (41) and a second groove (51) are provided, respectively, on the corresponding end surfaces of the first holding device (4) and the second holding device (5). A diamond (2) is clamped under the elastic force of the elastomer (3). Also provided are eyeglasses with the structure of diamond-inlaid glass temple and a diamond-inlaying method. Eyeglasses with a structure of the diamond-inlaid eyeglass temple have a high production efficiency, and the diamonds are fixed firmly and are less prone to falling out. The diamond-inlaying method features a simple process and is easy to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Wenzhou Bada Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shousong Chen
  • Publication number: 20150085242
    Abstract: A manufacturing process and the semi-finished product of thermoplastic material obtained therefrom, for obtaining products with aesthetic patterns which can be perceived in semitransparency also in depth is disclosed. The process includes: (i) producing at least two initial elements of thermoplastic material with even but different aesthetic patterns, having a different concentration of the dominating colouring, at least the dominating colouring being of the bleeding type in the specific thermoplastic material; (ii) shaping the two initial elements into strips or loaves being of a submultiple width, not below ? of a characteristic dimension of the desired finished product; (iii) inserting at least two of the strips or loaves having different concentration of the dominating colouring, into a workform, arranging them side by side according to a direction of side-by-side arrangement; and (iv) undergoing pressure and heat to allow the melting and hardening of the thermoplastic material into a single body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: MAZZUCCHELLI 1849 S.p.A.
    Inventors: Davide Orsi Mazzucchelli, Elena Orsi Mazzucchelli
  • Publication number: 20150049292
    Abstract: The present apparatus includes an optical device with an interlocking mechanism that provides the capability of the user to alternate the arms of the device. This ability allows the user to modify the color or design pattern in order to vary the look based on the environment or the liking of the user. In addition, the device may include a means to alternate colors or designs in conjunction with the interlocking mechanism. Lastly, the apparatus may include a capability that allows the user to obtain another user's electronic skin, design of their device, or nearby object by wireless communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Tahirah Wilson
  • Patent number: 8905540
    Abstract: An eyeglass apparatus for use with an interchangeable character eye overlay includes a base frame adapted to be worn over at least one eye of a wearer and a first attachment mechanism for the base frame for removably attaching a character eye overlay having a cooperating second attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Keith E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8905539
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes a frame, two lenses, two first magnets, two temples, and two fasteners. The frame includes two lens-holding portions and two magnet-seats. The lenses are held by the lens-holding portions, respectively. The first magnets are disposed at the magnet-seats respectively. The temples are connected with two sides of the frame respectively. The fasteners, each having a second magnet, are pivoted on the frame, and are rotatable with respect to the frame, so that the respective first magnet and the respective second magnet attract each other to fix the respective lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Lin-Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 8857979
    Abstract: Eyeglasses with interchangeable frame adornments provide eyeglasses with a plurality of accessories including a plurality of fasteners having a decorative attachment. An outwardly disposed socket fastener is placed upon the frame of the eyeglasses; each of the attachments includes a decorative adornment with an integral stud fastener. The attachments are selectively interchangeable and configurable upon the frame of the eyeglasses by corresponding engagement of the stud fastener to the socket fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: David S. Rothman
  • Patent number: 8851666
    Abstract: An eyeglass dangle system comprising an eyewear assembly and charm(s). The eyewear assembly includes a first and second set of frames joined via a nose bridge; a first lens and a second lens coupled to the first frame and the second frame respectively; a first temple arm and a second temple arm coupled to the first frame and the second frame. The band is oval-shaped and is located on the charm and is removeably-attachable to the first temple arm and/or the second temple arm. The first ring and the second ring couple the charm onto the band. The charm further comprises at least one first eye while the band further comprises at least one second eye. The charm is coupleable to the band via inserting the first ring through the first eye and inserting the second ring through the second eye. The charm comprises a charity-identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Walter Stahl
  • Publication number: 20140268003
    Abstract: A device is comprised of a first portion shaped like an ocular product frame and designed to substantially cover the ocular product frame. The cover has a second portion substantially shaped like an ocular product leg and designed to substantially cover the ocular product leg. The second portion of the cover couples to the first portion of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Crystal Scudder
  • Patent number: 8836547
    Abstract: A method for storing data on a server device is disclosed. The method includes receiving a plurality of encoded data blocks from a plurality of client devices, wherein the plurality of encoded data blocks are encoded using a distributed encoding technique, decoding the plurality of encoded data blocks using at least one of a plurality of previously decoded data blocks, and storing the decoded plurality of data blocks using a de-duplication technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dake He, Vadim Sheinin
  • Publication number: 20140204332
    Abstract: Attractive eyeglasses and novelty shades are provided that are fun and entertaining and can be worn at sporting events, pep rallies, amusement parks, popular concerts, car races, parties, with costumes, and at other places. The improved eyeglasses and novelty shades can comprise an eye glass assembly with a novelty connected to an eyeglass frame. Desirably, the novelty comprises a headband or a part of at least one imitation vehicle. The headband can comprise a unitary one-piece headband or an interlocking multiple piece headband. The headband can further comprises a decorative portion, such as an imitation crown, tiara, coronet, or wreath. Preferably, the attractive imitation vehicle has at least one wheel well which is positioned about one of the earpieces of the eyeglass frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Tip-Top Branding, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Moore, Brad Akers
  • Publication number: 20140176899
    Abstract: A structure of a diamond-inlaid eyeglass temple includes an eyeglass temple body (1) and an elastomer (3) set thereon. The elastomer (3) has an elastic tendency to bend inwardly and the two external sides thereof are connected, respectively, to a first holding device (4) and a second holding device (5) with a cantilever structure. A first groove (41) and a second groove (51) are provided, respectively, on the corresponding end surfaces of the first holding device (4) and the second holding device (5). A diamond (2) is clamped under the elastic force of the elastomer (3). Also provided are eyeglasses with the structure of diamond-inlaid glass temple and a diamond-inlaying method. Eyeglasses with a structure of the diamond-inlaid eyeglass temple have a high production efficiency, and the diamonds are fixed firmly and are less prone to falling out. The diamond-inlaying method features a simple process and is easy to operate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: WENZHOU BADA OPTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shousong Chen
  • Publication number: 20140168597
    Abstract: A shutter eyewear apparatus 10, comprises an orbital frame 12, the orbital frame 12 itself comprising a left orbital aspect 12L and a right orbital aspect 12R, multiple strut members 14 within the orbital aspects, a left wing and right wing, the wings 16 having a width of at least 12 mm at any point along a length of the wings 16, a word element 48 lengthwise along at least one wing, and a franchise logo element. Preferably the wings are approximately 23 mm wide at a folding break 34 of the wings, and preferably the franchise logo element is provided about a neck 28 of at least one wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jethro Bennett
  • Patent number: 8678580
    Abstract: The present application provides eyeglasses having a frame, supporting reading or other eyeglass lenses, and an adjustable gripping nose pinch. The frame includes integrated therein a decorative spring loaded clip that allows for the attachment of the frame to clothing and objects for storage and convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Daole
  • Publication number: 20140063436
    Abstract: Modular glasses may include a first segment frame having a first segment lens area, an inner side and an outer side, wherein the inner side has a rail section. A second segment frame may also be included, having a second segment lens area, an outer side and an inner side, wherein the inner side has a notch section, wherein the notch section receives the rail section of the inner side of the first segment frame. A bottom catch may also be included below the notch section of the second segment frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Neil Anthony Bretl, Gary Bryan Barden
  • Patent number: 8652385
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame including a thermoplastic sheet laminate incorporating transfer printing eyeglass decorative patterns and a one or more covering layers bonded thereto. A process for manufacturing an eyeglass frame including: preparing a thermoplastic sheet laminate incorporating eyeglass decorative patterns; bending said thermoplastic sheet laminate under heat and pressure forming a one or more intermediate products in a first mold; and bonding a one or more covering layers to the intermediate products from the bending step in a second mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Okia Optical Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Yin Sang Lam, Yan Hui Zou, Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 8651659
    Abstract: Bar for spectacles, which comprises an elongated member (1) having a rear end (1a) suitable for being arranged on the ear of a user and a front end (1b) suitable for being connected to the front portion of spectacles, wherein the front end (1b) of the elongated member (1) is prolonged by one or more additional members (2, 3, 4) by means of at least one longitudinal pin (5) which is inserted in a longitudinal hole made in the front end (1b) of the elongated member (1) and in the additional members (2, 3, 4). The present invention also relates to spectacles comprising said bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Prada S.A.
    Inventor: Patrizio Bertelli
  • Publication number: 20140009733
    Abstract: A process for making eyeglasses frames (1), where at least one front rim (2) or a pair of sidepieces (3) of the eyeglasses frame (1) is decorated, comprises the steps of decorating a film, inserting the film into the mould (4) and injection moulding the front rim (2) and/or the sidepieces (3) with the film applied to it/them; before the step of injection moulding the front rim (2) and/or the sidepieces (3), there is a step of thermoforming and trimming the film to form and shape the film according to a profile corresponding to a wall (7) of the mould (4), in such a way that the film (5) inserted in the mould is shaped like a surface of the front rim (2) and/or of the sidepieces (3) to be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: LUXOTTICA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Luigi Francavilla
  • Publication number: 20130335694
    Abstract: A pair of personalized eyeglasses comprises two lenses; a lens frame having a lens retaining portion for retaining the two lenses and two supporting rods extending from two sides of the lens retaining portion; and at least one texture area; texts on the texture area being on the lens frame or the lenses, or concaved into a surface of the lens frame or the lenses; or protruded from a surface of the lens frame or the lenses. The texts are at least one of names of users, address of users, ID numbers of users, phone numbers of users, birthdays of users, and data about the user's personal profiles; or the texts are about greeting, alerting, congratulations, anniversaries; or the data shown on the texture area is a section of article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: MING CHUAN HUANG
  • Patent number: 8596780
    Abstract: Provided is an eyeglasses structure essentially including a frame body and two temples connected to two ends of the frame body, respectively. Two engagement portions are disposed at the two ends of the frame body, respectively. The two engagement portions are engaged with two decoration elements corresponding in position thereto, respectively. The decoration elements come in different color patterns to allow the eyeglasses structure to change color. Furthermore, the decoration elements pivotally connected to the frame body renders it easy to change the lenses. Hence, the eyeglasses structure is advantageously characterized by ease of assembly and disassembly and diverse patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sun Sight Glasses Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jui-Chi Li
  • Patent number: 8549879
    Abstract: One or more ornaments for eyeglasses are disclosed. The ornaments include an attachment portion and an ornamentation portion. The attachment portion is configured so that it fits onto a temple of eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hot Filament Inc.
    Inventors: Wendy Ellen Mellinger, Tess Audrey Mellinger
  • Patent number: 8543249
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, a method and system is provided for designing improved intelligent, LED-based lighting systems. The LED based lighting systems may include fixtures with one or more of rotatable LED light bars, integrated sensors, onboard intelligence to receive signals from the LED light bars and control the LED light bars, and a mesh network connectivity to other fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Digital Lumens Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian J. Chemel, Colin Piepgras, Steve T. Kondo, Scott D. Johnston
  • Patent number: 8534829
    Abstract: A combination of reading lenses placed onto a medium on which advertisements can be placed. The device can be given away free to advertisers who can advertise their products to individuals while they are visiting an eating and/or drinking establishment so the individual will be interested in purchasing the advertiser's products in addition to being able to read the menu through the lenses. The invention can also be used to advertise an advertiser's product to be inserted in other printed mediums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Optic Cafe, Inc.
    Inventor: Mitchel I. Glanzbergh
  • Publication number: 20130128216
    Abstract: Eyeglasses may include a frame body and at least one lens carried by the frame body, and at least one display carried on at least one exterior surface of the frame body and configured to display a changeable image thereon. The at least one display may be conformal to the at least one exterior surface. The eyeglasses may further include a communications interface carried by the frame body, and a controller carried by the frame body and coupled to the at least one display and the communications interface. The controller may be configured to receive display data via the communications interface, and selectively change the image on the at least one display based upon the received display data to thereby change an external visual appearance of the frame body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Oliver Filutowski, Pamela Filutowski
  • Publication number: 20130100395
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame having a pair of temple arms and a lens frame is provided, each temple arm having a first end rotatably disposed on the lens frame, a second end, and at least one aperture between the first and second end. A flat, ornamental insert having two sides is pivotally disposed in each aperture from a first position to a second position wherein the ornamental insert is secured in the aperture by a pivot pin about which the ornamental insert pivots such that one of the two sides is visible on an outer surface of its associated temple arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Diversified Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Liebers, Zhongqiu Zhu
  • Patent number: 8360573
    Abstract: A pair of sunglasses having interengaging surfaces of a temple portion and a lens frame portion with a groove, passageway or recess provided in or defined by at least one of the temple portion and the lens frame portion to accommodate a sliding therein of a hang tag attachment string or cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Navajo Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Levy, Hoi Kwan Wong
  • 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: 8342679
    Abstract: A metal detectable lens carrier that includes a polymeric material and metal particulate dispersed throughout the polymeric material. The metal detectable lens carrier is configured to hold one or more lenses. Eyewear including such lens carriers and methods of detecting thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Donald S. Seeto
  • Publication number: 20120281178
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a decoration or ornament for the earpiece of eyeglasses. This decoration or ornament is typically in the form of a charm in a design which is intended to be appealing to young people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Maureen FREDER
  • Patent number: 8287123
    Abstract: The present invention provides an eyeglass frame without nose pads that can adapt to difference in face size and can exert sufficient fixation force. A nose pad-less eyeglass frame 1 that is not provided with nose pads, wherein supporting members 3 for fixing an eyeglass frame to a face are attached on temples 2, and the supporting members 3 are movable in longitudinal directions of the temples 2 so that the positions of the supporting members 3 are adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Bridge Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20120249946
    Abstract: Eyeglass frame member which can be individualized and/or accessorized according to user's moods or desires, or according to display indicia displayed in the frames or new temples of different shapes or colors. Decorative or personalized pin members can be positioned in openings in the display frames or temple members. Mating connecting members can be used to selectively disconnect and change the temple members relative to the frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Tracey E. Burnstein
  • Patent number: 8279507
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hologram that enables two or more different images to be simultaneously reconstructed even in a state where the hologram is fixed in terms of relative position with respect to an eye, and a holographic viewing device that incorporates it. The hologram 14 is fabricated by applying Fourier transform to a plurality of input image to obtain a plurality of corresponding Fourier transform images 13-1, 13-2 and arraying the Fourier transform images 13-1, 13-2 on the same plane according to a given two-dimensional array principle into a computer-generated hologram. When a plurality of point light sources 231 to 239 located behind the hologram 14 are viewed through the hologram 14, a plurality of images are simultaneously and parallel reconstructed (28) in correspondence to the array positions of the plurality of Fourier transform images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akiko Tanaka
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120154737
    Abstract: The present application provides eyeglasses having a frame, supporting reading or other eyeglass lenses, and an adjustable gripping nose pinch. The frame includes integrated therein a decorative spring loaded clip that allows for the attachment of the frame to clothing and objects for storage and convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Daole
  • Publication number: 20120127419
    Abstract: Attractive eyeglasses and novelty shades are provided that are fun and entertaining and can be worn at sporting events, pep rallies, amusement parks, popular concerts, car races, parties, with costumes, and at other places. The improved eyeglasses and novelty shades can comprise an eye glass assembly with at least one appendage connected to the frame and a novelty item connected to the appendage. The novelty item can comprise imitation parts of an animal, mammal, human being, bird, fish, insect, avatar, or cartoon character. At least part of the novelty items can extend outwardly and upwardly from the appendages when the eyeglasses are being worn by the user. The eye glass assembly can also have a logo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Tip-Top Branding, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Moore, Brad Akers
  • Publication number: 20120113381
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arm (2) for spectacles (1) including a frame (6), characterized in that it comprises at least one decorative sleeve (7) at least partially made of an elastically deformable material, provided with at least one decorative surface (70a, 70b) and mounted around the frame (6) of the arm (2), said sleeve (7) being designed to turn and/or twist around the frame (6) by means of elastic deformation in order to modify the appearance of said arm (2). The invention also relates to the spectacles (1) provided with such an arm (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: KILLINE OPTICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Herve Francois Serge Jacquier, Christian Francois Yves Vermet