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Publication numberUS1471967 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1923
Filing dateAug 5, 1921
Priority dateAug 5, 1921
Publication numberUS 1471967 A, US 1471967A, US-A-1471967, US1471967 A, US1471967A
InventorsSophy Mahlmann
Original AssigneeSophy Mahlmann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Eye shade
US 1471967 A
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S. MAHLMANN EYE SHADE Filed Aug. 5 1921 Patented Get. 23, 1923.

ll g'ES SOPHY MAHLMANN, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.

EYE SHADE.

Application filed August 5, 1921. Serial No. 490,009.

1 '0 all whom it may concern Be itknown that I, SOPHY MAHLMaNN, a 'citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, have im'ented certain new and useful Improvements in an Eye Shade; and I do hereby declare the followino to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The invention provides protective means for the eyes against glare and strong light whether artificial or natural, and aims to provide a shade which may be reduced to a small size for convenience of carrying in the pocket or purse as desired.

The invention contemplates a shade and a frame. The frame may consist of a pair of eye glasses or be of special formation and devoid of glasses, the construction beingsuch that the frame and shade may be folded to be conveniently carried in a case or the pocket.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent and suggest themselves as the nature of the invention is understood.

While the drawing illustrates an embodiment of the invention it is to be understood that in adapting the same to meet different conditions and requirements, various changes in the form, proportion and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the nature of the invention.

Referring to the accompanying drawing forming a part of the specification,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shade applied to the frame of a pair of eye glasses,

Figure 2 is one form of shade blank, the dotted lines showing the folds,

Figure 3 is another form of shade blank, the dotted lines illustrating the folds,

Figure 4 is a front view of a frame and shade applied thereto,

Figure 5 is a detail view showing one form of shade attaching means,

Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 5 showing a different form of shade attaching means.

Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and designated in the several views of the drawings by like reference characters.

The shade A is constructed of an elongated blank of sheet material, such as paper or textile, which is sulliciently stiff to maintain the required shape when in service. The blank 1 illustrated in Figure '2 has its opposite end portions 2 widened and its outer edge 3 practically straight and its inner edge 4 curved to insure a close and comfortable fit on the forehead. The blank 5 shown in Figure 3 is curved throughout its length and the inner and outer edges are practically parallel. The intermediate portion of the shade blank is reversely folded, whereby to enable the shade to be easily reduced to a small size for convenience of carrying in the pocket or purse. The end portions or of the blank remain flat to occupy a pendant position and shade the eyes laterally or at the sides. The blank may be of any length and width and formed of any suitable sheet material which may he finished in any manner to present a neat and pleasing appearance. The shade may be secured to eye glasses of any style provided with temples or side stays, it being essential that such side supporting elements be provided for attachment of the shade thereto.

Any suitable fastening means may be employed for connecting the shade to the temples or side stays of eyeglasses or a specially constructed frame. As shown in Figures 1 and 5 the shade A is provided near each end with a keeper 12 to receive a temple, side stay or like part of an eye glass frame or like supporting means. Figure 6 shows a clip 13 attached to the shade as frame engaging means.

It is proposed to provide a supporting frame, such as indicated in Figure 4 for the shade A. This frame comprises bows 2'. which are pivoted or hingedly connected and temples or side stays 3 pivoted to the outer ends of the bows 2. The frame thus provided is adapted to be folded into compact form and together with the shade may be placed in a case (not shown) for convenience of carrying in the pocket or purse.

The shade may be attached to the frame of ordinary eye glasses as illustrated in Figure 1. the fastening means engaging the temples or side stays 3.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim is i 1. An eye shade consisting of a flexible sheet having a portion normally substantially horizontally disposed adapted to rest on eye glasses above the lenses and end portions adapted to depend from said portion adjacent the ends of the lenses, the sheet being extensible intermediate said portions to lit eyeglasses oi dill'erent sizes and to enable folding of the end portions in substantial parallelism toward each other with said first portion folded therebetween when the shade is not in use, and means substantially midway ot' theupper and lower ends and adjacent the rear of said portions serving dually to secure said end portions to the temples of the eyeglasses and maintain said end portions in depending position.

2. An eye shade consisting of a flexible sheet havinga portion normally substantially horizontally disposed adapted to rest on eve glasses above the lenses and end portions adapted to depend from said portion adjacent the ends of the lenses, means serving dually to secure said end portions to the temples of the eye glasses and maintain said end portions in depending position and said first mentioned portion being ribbed for longitudinal expansion to fit eye glasses of different sizes and to enable folding of the end portlons in substantial parallelism toward each other with said first portion folded therebetween when the shade is not in use.

3. An eye shade consisting of a. flexible sheet having a portion normally substantially horizontally disposed adapted to rest on eye glasses above the lenses and end portions adapted to depend from said portion adjacent the ends of the lenses, means serving dually to secure said endportions to the temples of the eyeglasses and maintain said end portions in depending position, the inner edge of the first mentioned portion being concave and the inner edges of the end portions being convexed tofit the head, said first mentioned portion being ribbed for longitudinal expansion to fit eyeglasses of different sizes and to enable folding of the end portions. in substantial parallelism toward each other with said first portion folded therebetween when the shade is not in use.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

SOPHY MAHLMANN. Witnesses JOHN C. Tossom, MARY HAJEK.

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US2456334 *Jul 29, 1947Dec 14, 1948Willson Products IncProtective goggle
US4543667 *Sep 19, 1984Oct 1, 1985Valerie GarbuttFor attachment to a pair of eyeglasses
US8197061Jun 17, 2009Jun 12, 2012Kindl Daniel JEar shades
US8512172Feb 9, 2011Aug 20, 2013Eugene P. GlynnBaseball training apparatus and method
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/13
International ClassificationG02C9/00, G02C7/16, G02C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationG02C7/16, G02C9/00
European ClassificationG02C7/16, G02C9/00