Continuous Rim Mounting Patents (Class 351/83)
  • Patent number: 10859828
    Abstract: Provided is smart glasses including a spectacle frame having a lens frame to which a pair of lenses or a display is coupled and a pair of spectacle temples which extends from both ends of the lens frame in one direction; a cartridge detachably mounted on the spectacle frame and in which a functional material contained; a spray nozzle which is provided at a nose pad portion of the lens frame and discharges the functional material contained in the cartridge to an outside; and a supply path formed inside the spectacle frame to supply the functional material from the cartridge to the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Oh
  • Patent number: 10405467
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) device for supporting virtual reality and augmented reality includes a frame and a thermal door component between which a mobile device may be sandwiched. The thermal door component includes a first portion that is substantially planar for reversibly coupling with a portion of a back surface of the mobile device and a heat sink. The heat sink includes a substantially planar portion coupled to a surface of the first portion of the thermal door component. The heat sink may be made of magnesium or other thermally conductive material. A second portion is coupled to the back of the first portion. An opening, channel, or recess that allows access to the interior of the thermal door component by ambient air to allow the thermal door component to draw heat away from the mobile device and the HMD device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Gerald McGinty, Ihab Ali
  • Patent number: 9901248
    Abstract: A vision protection method includes the steps of tracking at least one of eye activities of the viewer of the electronic device via a working condition detector; detecting possible eye conditions based on pupilary light reflex and responses; determining eye fatigue due to the eye activities of the viewer of the electronic device in a working mode of the electronic device; and generating a viewer eye result in response to the eye activities and possible eye conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: EYES4LIVES, INC.
    Inventor: Roger Li-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 9341863
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hinge for connecting a temple arm to an eyeglass frame that may be made up of one or more frame parts. Parts of the eyeglasses, including the temple arm and frame, are interchangeable so the colour, shape and style of eyeglasses can be quickly and easily changed. The temple arm is connected to the frame securely, but in a way that the temple arm can easily be disconnected for interchanging. The temple arm needs to be deformed, bent or moved beyond a normal orientation to allow it to be easily disconnected. In a preferred embodiment, the temple arm hinge assembly comprises a hooked member and a pivot shaft, whereby the pivot shaft comprises a notch or truncation positioned such that the hooked member can only be engaged/disengaged if the temple arm is deformed or the like beyond a normal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Francis William Austin
  • Publication number: 20150109572
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beveling wheel and method for forming a beveled lens with the beveling wheel for use with eyeglasses. One embodiment includes a prescription lens for use on an eyeglass frame having a receiving channel. The receiving channel includes a channel bottom and opposed interior wall surfaces having a first angle therebetween. The prescription plastic lens includes a prescription lens body generally defined by a peripheral edge having a bevel extending away from the edge to a vertex. The bevel has a distal portion with a second angle. The bevel is receivable within the receiving channel. At least a portion of the vertex of the bevel has an interference fit with the receiving channel bottom when held within the eyeglass frame. The first angle is greater than the second angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald C. WIAND
  • Publication number: 20150055079
    Abstract: A device comprising an eyewear frame, a link coupled to the eyewear frame for pivoting about a first vertical axis, and an arm coupled to the link for pivoting about a second vertical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Rafael Simcha Holzer, Elan Kiderman, Spencer Samuel Penn, Edward Lando
  • Publication number: 20140307220
    Abstract: A frame of a lens device includes a frame portion and at least a hollow portion which is disposed in the frame portion. A temple of a lens device is also disclosed, including a temple portion and at least a hollow portion disposed in the temple portion. A lens device is also disclosed, including the said frame or temple. The manufacturing methods of the said frame and temple are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: CHIH MING CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140307221
    Abstract: A frame of a lens device includes a frame portion and a plurality of bubble portions which are disposed in the frame portion. A temple of a lens device is also disclosed, including a temple portion and a plurality of bubble portions which are disposed in the temple portion. A lens device is also disclosed, including the said frame or temple. The manufacturing methods of the said frame and temple are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: CHIH MING CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140253863
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame includes an outer frame (20), an inner frame (50) provided with a pair of eyeglass lenses (60), and temples (31) connected to the outer frame (20). The inner frame (50) is attached to the outer frame (20). The outer frame (20) includes opening portions (40) provided to correspond to the eyeglass lenses (60) attached to the inner frame (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: FOUR NINES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi IIMURA
  • Publication number: 20140253864
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame includes an outer frame (20), an inner frame (50) provided with a pair of eyeglass lenses (60), and temples (31) connected to the outer frame (20). The inner frame (50) is attached to the outer frame (20) through connection members (55).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: FOUR NINES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi IIMURA
  • Patent number: 8746876
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to eyewear configured to reduce stray light. An exemplary embodiment of the eyewear accounts for various design factors, including the cross sectional profile of the rim, the micro topography of the rim surface, the reflectivity, the theatre or room geometry, proximity of the eye to the lens, lens size, and the screen gain. An exemplary eyewear includes lenses connected to the rim sections of a frame, and a path may be defined through a maximum height of the outer flange portion of a rim section and a maximum height of the inner flange portion of the rim section. The path may be inclined at an angle relative to an angle ? relative to a longitudinal axis defined by the lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: RealD Inc.
    Inventors: Gary D. Sharp, David A. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20140049744
    Abstract: Low cost spectacles may include a paper or plastic frame and injection molded plastic lens or lenses, where the lens may be easily removed and changed within the frame. In one example, the lens may have a round shape, and securing the lens within the frame may be accomplished by inserting the lens into the aperture in the frame, and rotating the lens, for example, by ΒΌ of a turn. The lens may have a flange extending radially outward from an edge of the lens, wrapping substantially around a circumference of the lens. The lens may further have a key extending radially outward from an edge of the lens. The key is configured to fit the lens into the aperture of the frame. When the lens is rotated within the aperture, a portion of the frame enters a channel between the key and the flange to secure the lens to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Mark S. Margolis
  • Patent number: 8545010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to dual-lens eyeglasses including an eyeglass frame and two lens units permanently installed on the eyeglass frame. Each lens unit includes two lenses arranged in optical alignment with each other. The lenses can be optical lenses or sunglass lenses. The optical lenses can be selected from known lenses such as corrective lenses, myopic corrective lenses, reading glasses lenses, progressive lenses, etc. The sunglass lenses can be selected from polarized lenses, tinted lenses, or photochromic lenses. Without the use of sub-frames, two lens units are permanently installed on eyewires of the eyeglass frames, enhancing the integration effect of the eyeglass frames. In addition, each lens is directly fixed and installed on the eyeglass frames, so that the installation is reliable and the lenses will not fall off easily. Furthermore, the lenses can be easily installed on full-rim, half-rim or rimless eyeglass frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Okia Optical Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Yin Sang Lam, Yan Zhang, Yousheng Wang
  • 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: 20130235325
    Abstract: Modular eyewear includes a frame and lens assemblies insertable into and removable from the frame which has a rim located between a bridge and each of two temples. Each rim includes a front face, a groove adjacent to the bridge, and an indentation adjacent to the temple. Attached along each of the groove and the indentation are frame magnets. The lens assemblies include a lens having a perimeter surrounding a body with front and rear surfaces. A tab is applied to and extends from the front surface of each lens at the perimeter. Magnetic couplings are attached along a first portion of the perimeter behind the tab and along a second portion of the perimeter, respectively. When the eyewear is assembled, the frame magnets magnetically attach to the corresponding magnetic couplings, and the tab is inserted into the indentation to fill the indentation flush with the frame front face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SWITCH VISION LLC
    Inventors: Deni Crescenzi, Carmine S. DiChiara
  • Patent number: 8459791
    Abstract: A spectacle frame comprises a substantially straight or slightly curved structure composed of two rims and a bridge, and two temples. The bridge is connected between the two rims. One end of each temple is rotatably connected with an outward portion of a respective rim via a hinge. Each temple is formed into a bow-shaped bar that has a front portion, a middle portion, and a rear portion. The spectacle frame is designed to have a predetermined first parameter, a predetermined second parameter, a predetermined third parameter, and a predetermined fourth parameter, whereby the spectacle frame has a size smaller than general glasses to facilitate a person engaging a special task to wear a protective shield and prevent the protective shield from being interfered with, and can perfectly fit various facial profiles of persons so as to keep the protective shield airtight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Suncute Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung-Chin Lin
  • Patent number: 8348421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to spectacles comprising a spectacle frame and a spectacle glass. The spectacle frame, in turn, comprises a frame which defines a receiving opening for the spectacle glass and essentially completely borders the spectacle glass. The spectacle glass is fixed in the receiving opening by means of a thread inserted between the frame defining the receiving opening and the edge of the spectacle glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rolf Spectacles Rolf-Roland Wolf GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Wolf
  • Publication number: 20120324638
    Abstract: An interchangeable lens assembly including a first lens, a lens bracket coupled to the first lens, and at least one connection portion disposed around at least a portion of a perimeter of the lens bracket. A goggle including a goggle frame and at least one coupling point disposed on the goggle frame and adapted to couple to the at least one connection portion on the lens bracket. The at least one coupling point and the at least one connection portion may be corresponding magnetic portions adapted to couple to each other by a magnetic interaction, and/or the at least one connection portion may be a protrusion, and the at least one coupling point may be an aperture adapted to receive and couple to the protrusion. This allows the lens assembly to be attached to and detached from the goggle frame quickly and easily with reduced manual dexterity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Dragon Alliance, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Stephen Tobia
  • Publication number: 20120307196
    Abstract: A spectacle frame comprises a main frame composed of two rims and a bridge, and two temples. The bridge is connected between the two rims. One end of each temple is rotatably connected with an outward portion of a respective rim via a hinge. The spectacle frame is designed to have a predetermined first parameter, a predetermined second parameter, a predetermined third parameter, and a predetermined fourth parameter, whereby the spectacle frame has a size smaller than general glasses to facilitate a person engaging a special task to wear a protective shield and prevent the protective shield from being interfered with, and can perfectly fit various facial profiles of persons so as to keep the protective shield airtight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: YUNG-CHIN LIN
  • Patent number: 8303111
    Abstract: The pair of eyeglasses includes at least a lens, at least a frame, at least a pair of catching elements and at least a pair of temples. The lens is provided with at least a pair of extension portions respectively disposed in the left and right opposite ends, and each extension portion is provided with at least a pair of fixing pillars. The frame is provided with at least an upper groove in the upper elongated rim, at least a lower groove in the nose portion and at least a pair of inlaid blocks respectively disposed on the left and right opposite ends. One end of each catching element is coupled to each extension portion of the lens for each pair of fixing pillars in each extension portion to be caught in, and an opposite end is connected with one end of each temple, so as for the assembly of the lens, frame and temples to be completed in a simpler and fast way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: High Rainbow Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shin-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 8246165
    Abstract: There are provided eyeglasses in which an elastically deformable locking member comprising a pair of locking claws is projectingly provided in at least one location of an outer peripheral edge of a lens. An angle at which a centerline of one locking claw intersects with a centerline of the other locking claw is 10 to 120 degrees. The locking member is locked to at least either of a lens frame and a nose pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Hadehara
  • Publication number: 20120188500
    Abstract: Eyeglasses include a frame assembly and two lens units. The frame assembly includes two eyeglass frames and two temples. Each of the eyeglass frames includes a frame body, an open-ended slide slot formed in the eyeglass frame body, and a retaining hook extending from the frame body. The lens units are mounted respectively and removably to the eyeglass frames. Each of the lens units includes an outer frame, a projecting strip extending from the outer frame and engaged within the slide slot in a corresponding one of the eyeglass frames, and a positioning hole formed in the outer frame and permitting the retaining hook to be engaged therein so as to prevent removal of the projecting strip from the slide slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: ALL-LOGIC INT. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shun-Tien Yang
  • Patent number: 7963650
    Abstract: A rimless eyeglass assembly is constructed using a first lens and a second lens with holes for receiving a wire. A wire having a first end and a second end is threaded through the holes of the first and second lens to form eyewear, in some cases including a bridge portion and temples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: ISL Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gabriel Matheus Maria Barlag, Marcellinus Gerardus Maria Barlag, Ira S. Lerner
  • Patent number: 7963651
    Abstract: A rimless eyeglass assembly is constructed using a first lens and a second lens with slotted openings for receiving a wire. A wire having a first end and a second end is inserted into the slotted openings of the first and second lens to form an entire pair of eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: ISL Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Ira S. Lerner
  • Patent number: 7887181
    Abstract: The eyeglass structure mainly contains a frame and a viewing lens. At each interface between a front opening and the two temple members of the frame, a positioning slot with a protruding block therewithin is provided. On the other hand, two positioning pieces, each with a notch, are extended from the two ends of the viewing lens. To install the viewing lens, the positioning pieces are threaded into the positioning slots and the protruding blocks are embedded into the notches to secure the viewing lens. To detach the viewing lens, the positioning pieces are pulled to break out the locking of the protruding blocks and pushed to escape the confinement of positioning slots. The installation and detachment are therefore could be easily and conveniently conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Chun-Nan Chen
  • Publication number: 20110019146
    Abstract: The present invention relates to spectacles comprising a spectacle frame and a spectacle glass. The spectacle frame, in turn, comprises a frame which defines a receiving opening for the spectacle glass and essentially completely borders the spectacle glass. The spectacle glass is fixed in the receiving opening by means of a thread inserted between the frame defining the receiving opening and the edge of the spectacle glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Roland WOLF
  • Patent number: 7874668
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame (10), the eyeglass frame (10) being usable for supporting a first lens (12) and a second lens (14), the eyeglass frame (10) comprising: a first rim (16) and a second rim (18), the first and second rims (16 and 18) being provided for supporting respectively the first and second lenses (12 and 14); a bridge (19) attaching the first and second rims (16 and 18) to each other; and a nose pad (20) removably attachable to the first rim (16); the first rim (16) defining a nose pad attachment (24) for removably attaching the nose pad (24) thereto, the nose pad attachment (24) being deformable between a locked configuration in which the nose pad (20) is fixedly attached to the nose pad attachment (24) and an unlocked configuration in which the nose pad (20) is movable relative to the nose pad attachment (24) for selectively attaching the nose pad (20) to the nose pad attachment (24) and detaching the nose pad (20) from the nose pad attachment (24); the first rim (16) being deformable between a lens su
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventors: Guy Brousseau, Louis-Martin Beausejour
  • Patent number: 7857443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly forming a pair of spectacles especially for an infant or very young child having a connection piece, which is joined, or can be joined, to a pair of spectacles. In addition, the assembly is joined, or can be joined, to a pacifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventors: Ahmed Zekri, Olivier Maitre
  • Patent number: 7856673
    Abstract: The goggles of the invention utilize a substantially rigid frame with separate top and bottom individually rotatable elements, namely an upper browbar and a lower nosepiece, that firmly capture the lens from above and below. The lens is further secured to the frame by projections on each of the browbar and nosepiece which fit through apertures in the lens. At the top, a post which projects forwardly from the frame is received in the well of the browbar by snap-fit engagement. At the bottom, a prong on the rotatable nosepiece passes through a bottom aperture of the lens and is received in a recess of a bottom portion of the frame by snap-fit engagement. The apertures and cooperating projections are preferably located along the center of a one-piece lens. Thus, the rotatable browbar and nosepiece capture the lens top and bottom by edgewise compression and hold the lens front-to-back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Cross Optical Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell Reed
  • Publication number: 20100091239
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly forming a pair of spectacles especially for an infant or very young child having a connection piece, which is joined, or can be joined, to a pair of spectacles. In addition, the assembly is joined, or can be joined, to a pacifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Ahmed Zekri, Olivier Maitre
  • Publication number: 20100002187
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes: a frame provided with at least one rim presenting an internal bezel; and a lens mounted in the frame, the lens presenting a front face, a rear face, and on its edge face, an engagement peripheral ridge presenting a rear flank, situated beside the rear face of the lens and a front flank situated beside the front face of the lens, the front and rear flanks being engaged in the internal bezel. The front flank of the engagement peripheral ridge presents continuity of at least first order with the remainder of the front face. The edge face of the lens presents a rear shoulder or foot, and in that the radial height of the engagement peripheral ridge considered between the peak of the peripheral ridge and the foot varies along the periphery of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventor: Michel Nauche
  • Patent number: 7481529
    Abstract: A pair of glasses includes two lenses received in two lens receiving portions of a frame. A groove is defined in the frame and between tops of the lens receiving portions. Each lens receiving portion includes outer and rear stops for retaining the lenses. A movable stop includes two legs movably coupled with lower ends of inner sides of the lens receiving portions. The movable stop is movable between an engaged position in which a top portion of the movable stop is engaged with the groove and in which forward inclination of the lenses are stopped by the legs and a disengaged position in which the top portion of the movable stop is disengaged from the groove of the frame and in which insertion or removal of the lenses into or from the lens receiving portions is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Inventor: Chih-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20090021689
    Abstract: The present invention discloses glasses comprising an invertible nose bridge and invertible temples. The glasses can be worn in two manners by rotating the glasses 180 degrees in the plane of the lens or lenses. The lenses are asymmetrical along an axis which is drawn through the nose bridge. The invention additionally discloses an invertible nose bridge characterized in that it comprises two recesses into which the nose fits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventor: Ronen Assia
  • Publication number: 20080180632
    Abstract: A lens/frame combination for a pair of glasses includes a frame and at least one lens made of a material different from that of the frame. The frame includes at least one receiving portion having a coupling groove for coupling with the at least one lens. The at least one lens includes a peripheral edge that is at least partially and securely coupled with the coupling groove of the frame, forming a jointing area therebetween. The peripheral edge of the at least one lens is received in the coupling groove of the at least one receiving portion to a depth of 0.7 mm-5.0 mm, preferably 0.9 mm-5.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Chih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 7367669
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame that includes a frame body having a lens support portion, and first and second earstem portions, which extend rearwardly from first and second lateral sides of the lens support portion, respectively. The frame body includes a first member and a second member. The first and second members are partially coextensive, and each of the first and second members define a portion of an outward-facing surface of the eyeglass frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Yee
  • Patent number: 7329000
    Abstract: The clip-lens eyeglasses frame includes a face structure provided with elements for clipping to at least one lens and arranged to operate by resiliently clamping the lens in a direction that is generally axial relative to the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventor: Sebastien Actis-Datta
  • Patent number: 7316479
    Abstract: An integral and biased lens interchange system configured to be used with various types of eyewear. The eyewear includes at least one lens and a frame having a rim supporting the at least one lens. The interchange system includes a biasing member incorporated in at least one of a bridge of the frame and the rim of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Inventor: Pasquale Matera
  • Patent number: 7296888
    Abstract: An eyeglass appliance is provided with an eyeglass lens and an eyeglass frame. The eyeglass frame includes a lens retaining structure configured to engage with an edge portion of the lens to retain the lens. The lens retaining structure has magnetic properties completely through a cross-section of the lens retaining structure sufficient to magnetically affix the eyeglass appliance to magnetizable material of a complementary eyeglass appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Elite Optik US LP
    Inventors: James Archie McKenna, Greg S. Smith
  • Patent number: 7278733
    Abstract: Eyewear is disclosed for use in sports and the like which allows the wearer to attach a removable sealing member to prevent the ingress of particulate matter when active sports are engaged in which require both ventilation and sealing to keep dust, dirt and the like out of the eyes. The sealing member is removable so that when the user is engaged in more casual activities, the frame may be worn like ordinary glasses or sunglasses without the sealing member. The eyewear includes a frame shaped to fit a wearer's face, one or two lenses mounted in the frame, and a temple bracket mounted on each side of the frame. A ventilation opening can be provided on the front surface of the frame to provide an airstream which is channeled by the removable insert to provide a filtered airflow across each lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: PanOptx, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel William Olney
  • Patent number: 7249842
    Abstract: The safety eyewear includes a one-piece molded lens frame, and left and right temple bar assemblies. The one-piece lens frame includes a brow bar portion, a central bridge portion, a nose piece portion, and left and right lens frame eyewires that cooperate with the brow bar and bridge to define left and right lens openings. An over-molded elastomeric material is also used to provide soft bumpers in the inner side of the brow bar and a soft cushion on the inner surfaces of the nose piece. The creative and selective use of the over-molded material thus provides both decorative and aesthetic features while also providing functional cushioned areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Bacou-Dalloz Eye & Face Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Howard Conrad, Raymond Curci, Laurent Froissard
  • Patent number: 7249843
    Abstract: Rimless eyewear features a wire that encircles a lens. Systems are provided for selectively increasing or decreasing a tensile load on the wire to facilitate assembly and maintenance of the eyewear. An adjusting screw, different wire securement positions, and/or adjustment shims provide easy tension adjustment of the wire and secure the eye lens in a predetermined position and orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: ISL Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ira S. Lerner, James F. Pilat, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7241007
    Abstract: Convertible eyewear permits ready conversion between various optical modes. A removable shield is removable secured by magnetic force to a frame by the interaction of at least one magnetic rivet recessed within the frame and at least one magnetic rivet that protrudes from the shield. The mating magnetic rivets may have contacting surfaces of oval shape with the rivet recessed within an oval-shaped channel to prevent misalignment of frame and shield with a single point of magnetic contact. A prescription lens insert and a goggle adapter, each having a protruding magnetic rivet, are compatible for magnetic fixation to the frame of the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas P. Cody
  • Patent number: 7219992
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes two temple pivotal bases respectively connected to the opposite sides of a lens frame, and each temple pivotal base has its front side formed with a recessed surface. Two cover-position members are respectively and pivotally assembled on the recessed surface of the temple pivotal base. The lens frame has the opposite portions near a bridge respectively provided with an arc-shaped recessed groove for fitting a lens therein. To assemble a lens on the lens frame, simply turn open the cover-position member, fit the lens in the recessed groove through the recessed surface and then close pivotally the over-position member on the recessed surface to finish assembly of the lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Szu-Miao Wu
  • Patent number: 7188947
    Abstract: A lens combined with a soft eyeglasses rim includes a lens and a soft eyeglasses rim. The lens is provided with plural holes spaced apart near a circumference in advance, and then placed in a mold for making the soft eyeglasses. Then the soft eyeglasses rim is injected molded in the mold with the finished lens previously placed. Thus the soft eyeglasses rim is formed with plural projections corresponding to and fitting in the plural holes of the lens as fused to keep the rim with the lens in a stable and secured condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Inventor: Chin-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 7182457
    Abstract: An improvement in or relating to spectacles comprising a frame made of a formable material that may be shaped at elevated temperatures, and lenses that are attached to the frame so as to cover a major part of a user's visual field, wherein the formable material is fixed in form and soft and bendable when in an unformed, original state, and is formable at elevated temperatures to form the frame in a configuration that is shaped to the user'face. When the material returns to a temperature of the original state, the frame retains the configuration and is somewhat bendable. The frame includes attachments for positioning the lenses in a predetermined position on the frame to obtain a predetermined distance relative to the eyes and eye lashes of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventor: Sebastian Foldes
  • Patent number: 7150525
    Abstract: An eyeglass comprises a eyeglass frame having a nose bridge frame at a middle portion of the eyeglass frame; an inner side of the nose bridge frame having two U shape embedding grooves; an inner side of each embedding groove being an attaching surface; a lower side of the nose bridge frame being formed with a nose pad; a front surface of the nose pad being formed as a resisting surface; a front surface of the eyeglass frame at two sides of the nose bridge frame being formed as an adhering surface; two eyeglass legs being connected to the eyeglass frame; and a lens assembled to the eyeglass frame; a middle section of the lens being a nose bridge portion; and two upper sides of the nose bridge portion being formed with respective adhering portions which can be adhered to the adhering surface of the eyeglass frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Inventor: Win-Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 7118209
    Abstract: A pair of spectacles has a frame and two lenses. The frame has a skeleton and a bridge formed between the skeleton and dividing the skeleton into two symmetrical members. Two first lugs are transversely formed in a distal end of the skull and adjacent to the bridge, and two second lugs are uprightly formed in a free end of the skull and opposed to the bridge. Two lenses are respectively mounted on the members and respectively have a first channel and a second channel defined in a periphery of the lenses. Two first tabs and two second tabs are respectively mounted on the lenses and the frame in turn, whereby the lenses are securely provided on the frame with easy assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Jeffrey Wang Lee
  • Patent number: 7090346
    Abstract: Eyeglasses have a lens member, a frame member and two temples. The lens member includes opposite front and rear lens surfaces, two through holes at left and right ends of the lens member, and an insert hole disposed between the through holes. The frame member includes a middle frame portion abutting against the front lens surface of the lens member, two retaining frame portions formed respectively on left and right ends of the middle frame portion and extending respectively through the through holes in the lens member, and an insert bar extending rearwardly from the middle frame portion and inserted into the insert hole in the lens member. The retaining frame portions abut against the rear lens surface of the lens member. The temples extend respectively and rearwardly from the retaining frame portions of the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventor: Chiang-Tung Tsai
  • Patent number: 7011404
    Abstract: Eyewear having an interchangeable single lens, that can be replaced quickly and easily, is provided. The eyewear is particularly suitable for use as safety eyeglasses. The eyewear includes a unitary frame structure having an inner and outer surface. The frame includes a brow bar portion extending laterally across the brow of the wearer, a nose bridge portion depending downwardly from the brow bar, first and second outer temple portions at the outer ends of the brow bar, and lower lens frame portions. The structural frame portions are preferably molded from a relatively rigid plastic material. To provide for attachment of the lens to the frame, the first and second outer temple portions each include a molded elastomeric inset including a post-receiving aperture for receiving a complementary mounting post formed on the lens. Additionally, the nose bridge portion or the center of the brow bar may also include a locking mechanism for holding the lens in position in the central area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Bacou-Dalloz Eye & Face Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Conrad Howard, Luke William Michas
  • Patent number: 7004580
    Abstract: An eyewear device includes a frame having two elongate extensions rotatably attached to the frame and movable between a deployed position and a stored position. The frame has two lens receiving portions with multiple lens units insertable in the lens receiving portion some through the front surface and some through the rear surface. The lens units have different eye glass lenses held therein. The elongate extensions include at least one head grip that is movable between two positions in which the head grip extends away from the stem, extensions, ears or temples different distances. A retainer is provided to hold the eyewear to the head; and a leash is provided to secure the eyewear to the clothing. The lens receiving portions have ridges that are configured to interact with grooves in the lens units to hold them in the frame. including a peripheral encasing. The lens units may have a nose piece with a nose pad configured to be removable and to adjust the distance of the nose pad from a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventors: Michael T. Jackson, Eleanor W. Jackson