Shooting Type Patents (Class 351/53)
  • Patent number: 9804410
    Abstract: Eyewear can include lenses having perimeters that are customized for an intended wearer. The perimeter of the lenses can be determined based on anatomical features of the wearer's face, field of vision, or other parameters specific to that individual. The perimeter may also be configured to accommodate one or more of: a component configured to be coupled to the eyewear, an item configured to be worn by the wearer in conjunction with the eyewear, or a projected line of sight of the wearer. A provisional lens perimeter obtained may be modified in curvature and/or size to arrive at a desired final lens perimeter, based for example on stylistic preferences or to accommodate external elements affecting the perimeter and/or curvature of the lens. Customized lenses can be fabricated based on the determined lens perimeters. The customized lenses can be assembled into completed eyewear that is customized for a wearer, for example having shapes, sizes, and designs not otherwise possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Adi Ben-Shahar
  • Patent number: 9028060
    Abstract: A shooter aims his equipment, such as a gun or bow, in the normal fashion with the optical axis of the aiming eye aligned with the gun's front and rear sights towards a target. A thin optical filter manufactured with alternating transparent and solid spaces is applied to the shooter's protective glasses on the lens of the non-aiming eye. The shooter proceeds to aim with both eyes open having only the non-aiming eye's vision filtered. The aiming eye's perceived dominance is increased by reducing the visual signal sent to the brain from the non-aiming eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Charles J. Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20140362336
    Abstract: A shooter aims his equipment, such as a gun or bow, in the normal fashion with the optical axis of the aiming eye aligned with the gun's front and rear sights towards a target. A thin optical filter manufactured with alternating transparent and solid spaces is applied to the shooter's protective glasses on the lens of the non-aiming eye. The shooter proceeds to aim with both eyes open having only the non-aiming eye's vision filtered. The aiming eye's perceived dominance is increased by reducing the visual signal sent to the brain from the non-aiming eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Charles J. Schmitz
  • Patent number: 7407283
    Abstract: A goggle lens comprises a first surface (210) and a second surface (220) separated by a thickness (230, 240) of the goggle lens. The goggle lens is made up of a central region (121), a first lateral region (122) on a first side of the central region, and a second lateral region (123) on an opposite side of the central region. The first surface of the goggle lens is a portion of a first ellipse (211) and the second surface of the goggle lens is a portion of a second ellipse (221). The goggle lens complies with at least one of a MIL-PRF-31013 standard, a EA-L-1381B standard, and a FNS/PD 86-20 standard, all of which define particular specifications for impact resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Fosta-Tek Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph John James Babineau, James Raymond LeBlanc, Aaron Ryan Cyr, Donald Henry Salafia, Paul Isabelle
  • Publication number: 20080034637
    Abstract: A method for aiming a firearm by a person is disclosed. A collimator of static cling vinyl is attached to a lens of eyeglasses worn by the person. The collimator has an aperture formed in opaque material. A sight line is generated from an eye of the person through the aperture of the collimator, through a rear sight of the firearm, across a front sight of the firearm, and to the target. The aperture of the collimator optically clears the vision of the eye of the person to aid in the person's simultaneous visualization of the rear sight, the front sight, and the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventor: Charles L. Summers
  • Patent number: 7147320
    Abstract: An aiming improvement device for attaching to glasses having lenses and arms and worn by a shooter having a dominant eye and a non-dominant eye and for at least maximizing depth of field of the shooter and preserving depth perception and binocular vision of the shooter. The device includes an opaque aperture-adjusting assembly, a translucent shade, and attaching apparatus. The opaque aperture-adjusting assembly selectively overlies the lens communicating with the dominant eye to maximize the depth of field of the shooter. The translucent shade selectively overlies the lens communicating with the non-dominant eye to preserve the depth perception and the binocular vision of the shooter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Theodore J. Werner
  • 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: 6898889
    Abstract: An optical correcting system which enables a shooter to better see both the sights of his firearm and the target includes a series of lenses of sequentially incremental one quarter diopter optical power, a chart which facilitates selection of the appropriate lens, and a headband assembly which secures the selected lens in a manner to fit over the shooter's aiming eye. An identification code correlates the information on the chart with the chosen headband assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventor: Alan G. Toler
  • Patent number: 5763054
    Abstract: An anti-reflection coating for optical elements and a method for forming an anti-reflection coating on an optical element includes one or more layers of a woven plastic mesh material that may be layered on the surface of an optical element such as the lens and secured thereto with a suitable adhesiveor pressed on to the surface by either a peripheral retaining ring or bodily pressed in place by a low loss, low dielectric medium. The number and thickness of the layers of the woven plastic mesh material are selected to provide optimal reduction of reflection losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: TRW Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Samec, Paul S. Lee, Mikio Larry Yujiri, Barry H. Stark
  • Patent number: 5726731
    Abstract: A specialized lens powered to an eighth diopter with zero tolerance is incorporated into eyeglasses that improve a shooter's ability to sight a weapon upon a target. The lens is further tinted to enhance visual perception of the target, and is positioned such that the optical center coincides with the shooter's line of sight upon the target in a standardized shooting position. A kit which includes a set of lenses, a lens holder, and a tint selection board is provided to facilitate selection of an appropriate lens and tint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Inventor: Alan G. Toler
  • Patent number: 5682220
    Abstract: Sunglasses with vision directing sections comprise a frame with temples to hold the frame on the wearer's face and lenses in the frame. Each lens is tinted on its front and rear surfaces and one of those surfaces is further coated with a reflecting layer except in the area of the vision directing section. The sunglasses provide highlighted vision through the vision directing sections so that the wearer's vision is directed to that portion of their field of vision. The sunglasses are useful in a variety of activities where it is beneficial to direct attention to a select portion of a person's field of vision or where it is desirable to have a less shaded view through the sunglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Inventors: Charles J. Sherman, Robert A. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5675398
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses is provided for sports training, and more specifically for training the player to keep the player's eyes on an approaching ball for batting or for swinging a racket. The pair of glasses, have a position adjustable pair of lenses each having an opaque peripheral region and a transparent central region. Initial adjustment of the lenses is achieved utilizing a removable cover element overlaying the transparent central region wherein the cover element has a viewing aperture. A method is provided wherein the player wears a pair of the glasses, adjusts the positions of the lenses to correspond to the positions of the pupillary disks of the player until the player can view a single focal element through each aperture, removing the cover elements from the lenses, and batting at a moving ball while wearing the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Inventor: Gregory S. Moore
  • Patent number: 5521655
    Abstract: Camouflage eyewear for use with military and hunting activities to conceal the wearer's eyes and eye movements in addition to the upper part of the face and temple region. The eyewear has a design formed on the outside portion of the lens that is visible when looking at the wearer of the glasses, but not visible to the wearer whose view is generally unobstructed. The camouflage eyewear may also be worn with conventional eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Camovision, Inc.
    Inventor: Don F. Rhoad
  • Patent number: 5432568
    Abstract: Eyewear for use by a person exposed to an environment of glare-inducing illumination. The eyewear has a frontal portion for confronting the eyes, which frontal portion extends between an upper and lower periphery. A transparent optical region is provided within the frontal portion for intercepting lines of sight substantially above and below the slightly elevated standard line of sight at the mid-pupillary position of the eyes. For normalizing overhead and reflected glare to a level of diffuse illumination reducing veiling luminance and asthenopic effects, upper and lower translucent regions arc provided within the frontal portion. The upper translucent region extends substantially upwardly from between the standard line of sight and the upper periphery of the frontal portion. The lower translucent region extends substantially downwardly from between the standard line of sight and the lower periphery of the frontal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Assignee: Foggles, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Betz, deceased, Richard D. Gilson
  • Patent number: 5177510
    Abstract: Eyeglasses to aid a wearer, especially athletes or participants in sports, to diminish the input from his or her occulo-vestibular reflexes and provide immediate visual feedback concerning alignment while he or she is performing any motor coordinated skill or movement. More particularly, the eyeglasses have one or more substantially straight visible transparent lines on one or both of the eyepieces which appear to be superimposed on the view through the line or lines. Each line is substantially parallel to the horizontal or vertical axis of its eyepiece. This line or lines enable the wearer of the eyeglasses to readily check alignment of the body, head, hands and/or a held object with a viewed object, e.g. a golf ball, a pitched baseball, a bowling pin, a basketball, etc. and aid the wearer to make alignment corrections if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Inventors: J. Glenn Peters, J. Ben Crawford
  • Patent number: 5173721
    Abstract: An optical aid for use by competitors in target shooting comprises a flexible metallic tube attached at one end to a pair of ear defenders worn by the competitor and having at the other end a monocular device that can be positioned in front of the competitor's non-sighting eye for viewing the target between shots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Inventor: Graham Green
  • Patent number: 4824234
    Abstract: An eyeglass attachment for practicing and/or playing the game of golf includes a frame having a portion for supporting an optical device in front of each eye of a wearer and a pair of optical devices disposed in the frame. Each of the optical devices, which may be a pair of lens, include two spaced apart relatively dark transparent portions with a relatively clear narrow portion therebetween. The clear narrow portions are oriented to enable clear visibility between the right and left side of the wearer. This enables the wearer to align a golf ball within the relatively clear portion to aid in the user's coordination of striking the golf ball in a coordinated manner. Blinders may be provided and attached to the frame so as to extend between each optical device and the wearer's temple for substantially eliminating light from entering between the optical devices and the wearer's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Inventors: John M. Sparks, Emily S. Hackler
  • Patent number: 4761196
    Abstract: A thin flexible disk of opaque material and at least one flexible disk comprised of a translucent plastic material is provided in a kit. A shooter aims a weapon such as a rifle in the normal fashion with the optical axis of one eye aligned with the rear and front sights on the rifle. While the rifle is being aimed, the other eye, that is, the eye which is not consciously doing any aiming, has the opaque disk applied to the lens of the shooter's glasses. The opaque disk is then moved around until it is aligned with the pupil and on the optical axis of said other eye. A translucent disk is then applied coincidentally with the opaque disk after which the tentatively adhered opaque disk is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1988
    Inventors: Hugh L. Brown, Richard J. Stepniewski