With Lens Retaining Or Locking Means Patents (Class 351/86)
  • Patent number: 10338405
    Abstract: Disclosed is eyeglasses equipment (1) including a frame (10), and at least one ophthalmic lens (20) mounted into the frame. The equipment includes a colored interface (30) that is placed between the frame and the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Vincent Anatole, Guillaume Martin, Philip Miller, Gabriel Keita, Gerard Gelly, Vincent Guilly, Bjorn Drobe
  • Patent number: 9192513
    Abstract: An eye treatment apparatus having a guide device structured to guide a nozzle of an applicator to a position in front of an eye is provided. The guide device includes a guide surface and a stop. The guide surface is easily accessible. That is, the nozzle of an applicator may be moved, generally laterally, into contact with the guide surface. The nozzle may then slide over the guide surface to the stop. The stop is positioned so that the nozzle is disposed centrally in front of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Allan J. Bogdan
  • Patent number: 9086581
    Abstract: Eyeglass assemblies including an eyeglass lens having an engaging portion. Under typical conditions of use, the engaging portion is maintained in contact with an eyeglass frame member by means of a removable bonding member (RBM). Under selected atypical ambient conditions, the RBM changes so that the engaging portion and the frame member can be separated. The engaging portion can extend from the lens, or can be a recess in the lens. The RBM can be a suitable adhesive (RBA), or a component composed of a shape memory metal (RBSMA) or a material which softens when subjected to heat or other atypical condition. The engaging portion can be shaped and treated to reduce stresses therein. Similarly, the open ends of an eyeglass rim can be maintained in contact with each other under typical conditions of use by an RBA or an RBSMA so that the rim is positioned around an eyeglass lens, but can be released under selected atypical ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: BETA FRAMES LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Zider, John F. Krumme, Brian A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9052532
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame includes an outer frame, an inner frame provided with a pair of eyeglass lenses, and temples connected to the outer frame. The inner frame is attached to the outer frame. The outer frame includes opening portions corresponding to the eyeglass lenses attached to the inner frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Four Nines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichi Iimura
  • Publication number: 20150146158
    Abstract: Disclosure relates to a structure of eyeglasses, including a body of eyeglasses integrally formed to include a mid-rim and two frames, the mid-rim being disposed between the two frames and surrounded thereby to form a nose bridge, a holding recess being concavely disposed at the mid-rim, the holding recess having a buckling portion, each of the frames having a lens bearing portion for bearing lens, an opening of the lens bearing portion being disposed at the holding recess, and another side of each of the frames opposite to a side where the mid-rim is connected being movably arranged with a temple; and a buckling member being arranged with a shape corresponding to that of the holding recess, and being detachably disposed to the buckling portion of the mid-rim. The present invention is therefore easy to disassemble or replace lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: TRIMAX SAFETY CORP.
    Inventors: SHIH-I LEE, CHING-HSIU CHAN
  • Patent number: 9016853
    Abstract: An eyewear having a quick lens release structure includes a frame, a latching member, an elastic member, and a lens. The frame has a groove including a plurality of slots and a notch. The latching member is disposed in the groove and includes a lever disposed in the notch and a plurality of hooking portions disposed in the slots with portions protruding from slots. The lens is engaged to the frame and has a plurality of hooking portions. One end of the elastic member presses against the latching member, and the other end presses against the groove such that the hooking portions of the latching member and the lens can be coupled and decoupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Aswan International Corp.
    Inventor: Meng-Hsien Chin
  • Patent number: 9016854
    Abstract: A mount for spectacles includes a first front frame made of plastic and having respective lens-holding rims with a closed contour, to receive and support lens, and a second frame made of metallic material inserted inside the first frame and solidly fixed thereto, the second frame including respective portions in a closed ring shape and extending respectively along the outline of the corresponding lens-holding rim, the mount being produced by stratification of the plastics material of the first frame on the second frame, by applying at least one sheet of plastic material of the first frame on each of the front and rear opposite surfaces of the second frame. At least one section of the second frame, at the location of each lens-holding rim, has a profile extending longitudinally in a sinuous shape, substantially of serpentine configuration, permitting assembly/disassembly of the lens in the lens-holding rim exclusively by resilient deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Safilo Societa Azionaria Fabbrica Italiana Lavorazione Occhiali S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Guadagnin
  • Patent number: 9010928
    Abstract: Spectacles are described having a frame (1), having two spectacle earpieces (5) attached laterally on the frame (1), having two spectacle lenses (2), which engage in receptacle grooves (3) of the frame (1), and having in each case a detachable mounting device for the spectacle lenses (2) in the receptacle grooves (3), which are interrupted in the region of the earpiece attachment (4), wherein the mounting device has, in the region of the interruption (7) of the receptacle groove (3), a sliding bolt (8), which is mounted on the frame outer side and is displaceable transversely to the edge (9) of the spectacle lenses (2). In order to ensure a secure hold of the spectacle lenses (2), it is proposed that the frame (1) have, on the inner side opposite to the sliding bolt (8), a support stop (11) for the spectacle lens (2) having at least one catch attachment (12) engaging in a catch recess of the spectacle lens (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Silhouette International Schmied AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Fuchs, Rupert Spindelbalker
  • Patent number: 9004679
    Abstract: A lens device includes a frame, at least one lens and two fasteners. The frame has at least a lens recess. The lens is embedded in the lens recess, and has an indentation located at an edge of the lens. The fasteners are disposed pivotally to the opposite sides of the frame, respectively, and each have an inner surface, a supporting surface and a hook portion. The inner surface adjoins the supporting surface. The hook portion protrudes from the inner surface. When the fastener rotates so that the hook portion enters into the indentation of the lens, the supporting surface of the fastener is disposed against a side of the indentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hwa Meei Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20150092151
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes a lens and a frame. The frame has a holder and two temples connected to two ends of the holder. The holder has a clip slot able to fix the lens. A through hole is defined in the holder and communicates with the clip slot. A bead and a spring are accommodated in the through hole. A restriction member is connected to the holder and blocks the through hole at the inside of the holder. The spring is installed between the bead and the restriction member. The bead partially protrudes from the through hole, The lens has a positioning portion corresponding to the bead. The bead that partially protrudes from the through hole is engaged with the positioning portion. The lens is easily installed or removed by shifting the bead in the clip slot from the positioning portion of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Chih Ming WU
  • 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: 20150049294
    Abstract: An eyewear having a quick lens release structure includes a frame, a latching member, an elastic member, and a lens. The frame has a groove including a plurality of slots and a notch. The latching member is disposed in the groove and includes a lever disposed in the notch and a plurality of hooking portions disposed in the slots with portions protruding from slots. The lens is engaged to the frame and has a plurality of hooking portions. One end of the elastic member presses against the latching member, and the other end presses against the groove such that the hooking portions of the latching member and the lens can be coupled and decoupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: ASWAN INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: MENG-HSIEN CHIN
  • Patent number: 8893314
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sport goggle that includes a latching mechanism for a user to quickly release a lens from a frame without tools. The lens is released from the frame by pressing a button surface which bends a spring member in the frame unlocking the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dye Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Vic Chen, Yestin Wang
  • Patent number: 8870368
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes a front having two rims and each rim has a hole. An opening is defined in outside of each rim and includes two ends which have a first connection hole and a second connection hole respectively. Two lenses are engaged with the holes of the two rims. Two connection members each have a temple pivotably connected to the first end thereof, and a third connection hole and a fourth connection hole are respectively defined through the second end of each connection member. A first bolt extends through the first and third connection holes, and a second bolt extends through the second and fourth connection holes. When replacing the lenses, the connection members do not need to be removed from the temples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: China-Star Worldwide Corp.
    Inventor: Hsu-Nan Lin
  • Publication number: 20140313472
    Abstract: An assembly structure for lenses of eyeglasses is provided, in which the frame thereof mainly has two inlay grooves respectively provided at the inner edges of lens mounting apertures. The frame also has recessed portions provided at both outer ends of the lens mounting apertures for fitting snugly with positioning blocks. The positioning blocks has snap-fit portions provided at the upper end edges thereof. The snap-fit portions allow the positioning blocks to be fitted snugly in the recessed portions and to be locked firmly onto the frame, so that the lenses can be held securely within the lens mounting apertures by the positioning blocks. The design of the positioning blocks can match the overall design of the frame, thus there is no such case as to destroy aesthetics of the appearance of the frame, and the frame has more diversified designs. Moreover, the lenses can be processed in simpler way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: SUN SIGHT GLASSES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JUI-CHI LI
  • Publication number: 20140268006
    Abstract: Eyeglasses with rotationally secured circular lenses, lens rigs, and methods of use are provided herein. A pair of eyeglasses may include a circular first lens and a circular second lens, each having a lens peripheral surface. At least one of said first lens and said second lens has a line of astigmatism with a prescribed rotational position relative to a wearer eye. The glasses also have a frame having a circular first frame opening into which the first lens is mounted and a circular second frame opening into which the second lens is mounted, each frame opening having an inward frame opening peripheral surface. A lens rotational securing means for securing each of the lenses against rotation relative to said frame, such that the line of astigmatism is prevented from moving out of its prescribed rotational position within its frame opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jeff Long
  • Patent number: 8800067
    Abstract: Eyewear, such as a goggle, is provided that can include an anterior module (such as a lens support) and an interchangeable posterior module (such as a faceplate). The anterior module can be adapted to support at least one lens in a wearer's field of view. The posterior module can be adapted to fit against a contour of the wearer's face and can be selectively interchangeable with the anterior module to modify at least one physical characteristic of the eyewear. In some embodiments, the anterior and posterior modules can be coupled by a suspension assembly in order to allow articulation of the posterior module relative to the anterior module for evenly distributing forces against the wearer's face. Further, the anterior module can be rigid for maintaining the lens in an optically-desirable orientation. Furthermore, the goggle can comprise an interchangeable lens mechanism to facilitate interchanging of lenses in the goggle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Saylor, An Tran, James Nelson Castro, Errol Tazbaz, David Ginther, Ryan Calilung
  • Patent number: 8777403
    Abstract: An assembly of an optical lens and an eyeglass frame is revealed. The assembly mainly includes a fastener mounting into and locked between a middle part of the eyeglass frame and a middle part of the optical lens, where the eyeglass frame and the optical lens mounted with each other. Moreover, a stopping plate is mounted into the eyeglass frame at the position corresponding to the fastener. By the stopping plate locked with the fastener, the fastener will not separate from the eyeglass frame. Therefore the connection between the eyeglass frame and the optical lens becomes more firmly and stably by the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Chih-Chang Huang
  • Patent number: 8661562
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided having a frame that can releasably engage a lens. The frame can have an engagement mechanism that includes an active restraint member and a passive restraint member. The active restraint member can have a first component and a second component that are operatively coupled together such that the first and second components rotate together between open and closed positions. The second component can also be configured to slide relative to the first component to engage a portion the frame when the first and second components are in the closed position to maintain the lens fitted against the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Calilung, Jason Janavicius
  • Patent number: 8641956
    Abstract: A gasket apparatus is disclosed for forming an undercut on an inner surface of a molded part, along with corresponding methods for molding and positioning the apparatus within the undercut. The apparatus provides, in an exemplary embodiment, a gasket removably molded about a circumferential perimeter portion of a substantially disk-shaped insert. The perimeter portion is configured for forming a gasket groove in the gasket, the gasket groove itself configured for subsequently accepting and retaining an object therewithin when the insert is removed. The apparatus is configured for extending a distance into the inner surface of the molded part during the molding process, thereby forming the undercut therewithin. Upon cooling of the molded part, the insert is able to be disengaged and removed from gasket, leaving the gasket within the undercut and allowing the object to be positioned and retained within the gasket groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: George Roy Payton
  • Patent number: 8641188
    Abstract: The present invention illustrates various methods of attaching a pair of eyeglass lenses or a lens shield to an eyeglass frame using magnets or magnetically attractive material. The magnetic attachment methods are beneficial because they allow the user to have interchangeable lenses or shields for indoor and outdoor use, enhancing their visual acuity during work or play. The lenses may be tinted, prescription, protective eyewear, or plano. The magnetic lenses are convenient and user friendly, allowing intuitive, tool-less interchangeability with no need to twist or stress the frame. These methods of attachment require no specific instructions or tools when the user replaces lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Switch Vision, LLC
    Inventor: Carmine S. DiChiara
  • Publication number: 20130314660
    Abstract: A lens and frame assembly for glasses includes a lens having at least a latch and a frame having at least an inserting hole. After the lens is inserted into an embedding slot of the frame, the latch of the lens is inserted into the inserting hole of the frame to reinforce fastening the lens on the frame. When the glasses is twisted or impacted, the lens does not easily come off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: HIGH RAINBOW ENT, CO., LTD
    Inventor: WEI-SHENG CHEN
  • Patent number: 8579433
    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 ¼ 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: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Mark S. Margolis
  • Patent number: 8550619
    Abstract: A removable lens eyewear system is provided that substantially prevents accidental or unintended removal, axial movement, linear movement, and rotational movement of a removable lens relative to an eyewear frame, such as in a side-to-side, up-and-down, back-and-forth, and rotational direction, as well as the unintended disconnection of the removable lens from the eyewear frame, while at the same time providing easy, one-handed operation for the engagement and disengagement of the removable lens from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Maui Jim, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Lee Walker, Jr., Silvano Derudi
  • Patent number: 8469510
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided that can comprise a frame, a lens, and at least one retention component that can secure the lens relative to the frame. The frame can be configured to support at least one lens in a field of view of a wearer. The retention component can be supported by the frame and/or the lens and can be movable or fixed relative to the frame and/or the lens. In some embodiments, the retention component can slidably engage an engagement portion of the frame and/or the lens for preventing the lens from separating from the frame in response to a ballistic event. In some embodiments, the eyewear can comprise a faceplate and a pair of straps that attach to the frame of the eyewear in a manner that evenly distributes compressive stresses across the surface of the faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Belbey, Steve Oldham, Hans Karsten Moritz, Jason Hutchison, Chad McCormick
  • Patent number: 8414119
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame assembly adaptable to lenses of different curvatures for holding replaceable optical or sunglass lenses includes an inner frame and an eyeglass frame. The inner frame has a rear periphery and laterals thereof formed as an abutting surface corresponding to a forward receiving area and two lateral linking rooms formed on the eyeglass frame. The inner frame preinstalled with the optical lenses or the sunglass lenses is easily assembled to the eyeglass frame by inserting two laterals of the inner frame into the lateral linking rooms of the eyeglass frame and buckling a middle portion of the inner frame to a corresponding portion of the eyeglass frame, to allow the abutting surface of the inner frame to abut against the matching receiving area of the eyeglass frame. With this design, the inner frame attached to the eyeglass frame can be easily replaced as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Day Sun Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Hsueh-Chu Yeh
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8348420
    Abstract: The present invention provides an eyeglass frame/one-piece lens with a soft sleeving element. The soft sleeving element is provided with an elongated groove disposed inner the upper portion, and at least an inlaid flange is disposed in the elongated groove so as to form at least two spaced sections. At least a through hole and at least a curved slot are disposed in each side of the soft sleeving element, and a distal end is disposed at the bottom of each curved slot. The eyeglass frame/one-piece lens is provided with at least a pair of protrudent extensions at each side, at least a lower catching hollow is disposed at the bottom of each lower protrudent extension, and a catching concavity is formed on the upper rim of the eyeglass frame/one-piece lens. Each pair of protrudent extensions are inserted through the through hole and the curved slot, each distal end is caught and firmly secured in each lower catching hollow, and the inlaid flange is caught in the catching concavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: High Rainbow Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsing-Chen Li
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8240845
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes a pair of lenses, an outer border, and a pair of temple arms. The outer border includes two symmetrical mounting portions and a bridging portion linking up the two mounting portions. Each of the mounting portions defines a first through-hole. The outer border further includes a pair of alignment recesses respectively encircling each of the first through-hole and a pair of fixing portions, wherein each of the fixing portions is next to one of the alignment recesses, and the lenses are anchored at the alignment recesses. The eyeglasses further include a pair of inner borders respectively anchored at each of the fixing portions. When the lenses are installed in the alignment recesses, each of the inner borders is anchored at each of the fixing portions and exerted to the edge of the lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 8201939
    Abstract: Eyewear includes a frame having a right temple arm and a left temple arm and a rearwardly extending lower shoulder. A rear plate has a forwardly extending upper shoulder and a pair of lenses, with a portion of each lens positioned between the frame and the rear plate. The lower shoulder extends beneath the pair of lenses and the upper shoulder extends above the pair of lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Schepke
  • Patent number: 8182086
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame is provided that includes a lens retaining part including first and second lens retaining sections connected by a bridge. One of the sections includes a lens receiving opening defined by a rim having a groove into which an edge of a lens is adapted to be received, and a second opening proximate the lens receiving opening and spaced apart from the bridge. The section also includes a channel extending between the lens receiving opening and the second opening. The channel is adapted to be enlarged to expand the rim such that the edge of the lens can be situated in the groove in the rim. The one section may be formed from a flexible material. The section may be formed from a single piece of molded plastic. The bridge may be substantially non-expandable. An eyewear system is provided, and a method of assembling eyewear is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Lak Cheong
  • Patent number: 8079701
    Abstract: So-called ‘rimmed’ or “half-rimmed” spectacles have two optical or sun lenses with contiguous edges between which is a bridge supporting the nose pads. The lenses are joined together by a central linking element and by a rigid full frame or a partial frame comprising a rigid upper part which is continued by a lower part in the form of two flexible and transparent cords housed in a groove running a the edge of each lens to support them. The spectacles are characterized in that the central linking means is a vertical bar inserted between the extreme adjoining flanks of the contiguous edges of the lenses, respective profiles being formed in the flanks to engage with, by housing, complementary profiles formed on the flanks of the linking bar, in such a way as to locate and secure it, and hence the lenses, without additional mechanical fixing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Logo SA
    Inventor: Didier Jacquemin
  • Patent number: 8047649
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pair of eyeglasses which include a lens stand and a pair of gaskets. Each gasket can be detachably connected to the lens stand. Each gasket has an inner edge that protrudes forwards to accommodate the lens. The degree of the curve of the lens is smaller than that of the lens stand relative to the horizontal direction, so that the size of the lens can be efficiently reduced, and hence the lens with diopter can be used easily and aberration can be efficiently eliminated. Furthermore, after the gaskets are connected to the lens stand, the upper portion of the gaskets may generate gas permeable holes so as to prevent the lens from fogging up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Chih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8029132
    Abstract: The present invention relates to 3D eyeglasses with a detachable front eyeglasses frame, including: eyeglasses arms having a coupling rim disposed in the middle portion thereof and attaching and detaching protrusions formed at the center portion of the coupling rim; the detachable front eyeglasses frame having lens insertion holes formed on both sides thereof, fixing protrusions formed at each of the upper and lower sides of the lens insertion holes on the rear surface thereof, and attaching and detaching grooves formed at the center portion of the rear surface thereof; and 3D eyeglasses lenses adapted to be inserted into the lens insertion holes of the detachable front eyeglasses frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Korea Ogk Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Soo An Park
  • Patent number: 8025395
    Abstract: The invention relates to industrial safety goggles provided with permanent ophthalmic micas having a full impact protection mica positioned thereon, wherein said impact protection mica is made from polycarbonate, provides protection against ultraviolet rays and can be removed, thereby enabling the frames to be used as ophthalmic glasses. Said goggles include a ventilation area and the ophthalmic micas have an improved visual field owing to the design of the frame to which they are mounted and fixed using angular incisions in the frame. The frame is provided with an open space at both eyes between the mica and the end of the rim, which provides ventilation and prevents the fogging of the graduated micas. The sidepieces of the goggles are designed to curve at the ends thereof, so that the goggles can be put in place without the user having to remove his/her industrial safety helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Alejandro Arturo Goebel Quintana
  • Patent number: 8020987
    Abstract: A sunglasses structure includes a glasses frame, having a position limit slot disposed at an internal edge of the glasses frame and a plurality of assembling portions disposed on an outward side of the position limit slot at the internal edge of the glasses frame; two glasses legs, pivotally coupled to either side of the glasses frame; at least one first lens, installed in the position limit slot of the glasses frame; and at least one second lens, installed outside the first lens, and having a plurality of connecting portions disposed at the periphery of the second lens and coupled to the assembling portions. The sunglasses structure uses the assembling portions at the internal edge of the glasses frame together with the connecting portions at the periphery of the second lens to achieve the effects of shading sunlight, preventing image distortion, and providing a secured mount and an easy dismount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: T-Link PPE Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Tseng Lin
  • Publication number: 20110205483
    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 ¼ 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: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Margolis
  • Publication number: 20110187986
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes a pair of lenses, an outer border, and a pair of temple arms. The outer border includes two symmetrical mounting portions and a bridging portion linking up the two mounting portions. Each of the mounting portions defines a first through-hole. The outer border further includes a pair of alignment recesses respectively encircling each of the first through-hole and a pair of fixing portions, wherein each of the fixing portions is next to one of the alignment recesses, and the lenses are anchored at the alignment recesses. The eyeglasses further include a pair of inner borders respectively anchored at each of the fixing portions. When the lenses are installed in the alignment recesses, each of the inner borders is anchored at each of the fixing portions and exerted to the edge of the lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: WEI LIU
  • 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: 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: 7931365
    Abstract: Eyewear having replaceable lenses, with an illustrative embodiment including a frame, two temples, temple-connecting members extending outwardly from opposing ends of the frame and affixing the temples to the frame; a nose bridge; bridge-connecting members extending outwardly from two points centrally located on the frame and affixing the nose bridge to the frame; nose pads; and a plurality of interchangeable lenses. The lenses, which may be sunglass lenses, are composed of somewhat pliable material and have a perimeter defining at least two collinear recesses, with the recesses capable of selectively and releasably coupling with the temple-connecting members and the nose bridge-connecting members, thus securing the lenses to the frame. A case with a padded interior and fitted storage recesses is used to protect eyewear and lenses not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Jay-Y Enterprise Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Yu Feng, Ward Chen
  • Patent number: 7922320
    Abstract: A frame seat unit of an eyegear includes a pair of frame seats and a bridge interconnecting the frame seats. Each of the frame seats defines an accommodation space that opens downwardly and has a frame strip that defines a top side of the accommodation space. The eyegear further includes a pair of lens units, each removably retained in the accommodation space of a respective one of the frame seats and including a lens frame and a lens. The lens frame has a ring portion for holding the lens therein. For each pair of the frame seat and the respective one of the lens units, one of the frame strip and the lens frame includes a releasably lockable tab, and an other one of the frame strip and the lens frame is formed with an engaging slot for engagement with the releasably lockable tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Tsung-Meng Tsai
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7819522
    Abstract: A rigid lens retaining apparatus is permanently engaged with a substantially flexible eyewear frame during a formation molding process of the frame to provide a secure and releasable attachment of lenses to the substantially flexible eyewear frame through the rigid lens retaining apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Brent Sheldon
  • Patent number: 7810174
    Abstract: In a goggle lens interchange system, a goggle frame has a ledge on which a lens is removably placed, wherein the ledge is able to be exposed so that a lens of the goggles is able to be removed from the ledge, and another or replacement lens is able to be placed on the ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Pasquale Matera
    Inventor: Pasquale Matera
  • Publication number: 20100214528
    Abstract: A rigid lens retaining apparatus is permanently engaged with a substantially flexible eyewear frame during a formation molding process of the frame to provide a secure and releasable attachment of lenses to the substantially flexible eyewear frame through the rigid lens retaining apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Brent SHELDON
  • Patent number: 7762661
    Abstract: Glasses such as bifocals, which have refractive lenses which are rotatable at least between two positions. A manual control rotates the lenses such that if bifocal, the relatively small, high magnification zone of each lens can be moved to a high position opposed to the usual low position of fixed bifocals. The user is spared the necessity of holding the head at an awkward posture when viewing overhead objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Beasley
  • Patent number: 7665840
    Abstract: The present invention provides protective eyewear, also referred to as sport goggles, where the lens and the flexible frame are easily separated and interchangeable. The lens and the flexible frame are both available in a variety of colors. Therefore, the wearer can select and easily assemble a preferred color combination. More specifically, the protective eyewear includes a lens received within a flexible frame and a strap that is permanently attached to the lens for securing the eyewear to a wearer's face. There are at least two connection apertures spaced around an outer perimeter of the lens. The flexible frame has at least two connection protrusions that are aligned with the connection apertures in the lens for removably receiving the connection apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Warrior Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Winningham