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Publication numberUS1859532 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 24, 1932
Filing dateNov 9, 1929
Priority dateNov 9, 1929
Publication numberUS 1859532 A, US 1859532A, US-A-1859532, US1859532 A, US1859532A
InventorsRotolo George
Original AssigneeRotolo George
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable goggles
US 1859532 A
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May 24, 1932. G ROTQLO 1,859,532

ADJUSTABLE GOGGLES Filed Nov. 9, 1929 INVENTOR 660m Rotolo ATTORNEYS Patented May 24, 1932 UNITED STATES GEORGE ROTOLO, OF GLENDALE, NEW YORK ADJUSTABLE GOGGLES Application filed November 9, 1929. Serial No. 405,891.

This invention relates to eyeshields or goggles of the type which protect the eyes of the wearer from flying particles, heat, harmful light rays and other harmful effects.

In my copending application Serial No.

393,360, filed September 18, 1929, I'have disclosed an adjustable eyeshield or goggles and this present invention is an improvement thereof. v

In the present type of gogges there are many disadvantages, one of which is that the goggles fit so close against the face of the wearer that as a result they become' very warm and inconvenient to wear after being retained in position for only'a short period of time. Also the known forms of goggles tend to collectperspiration which will soon clog the eyeshield portion rendering clear vision impossible and making it necessary to remove the goggles in order to clean them.

It is often necessary, especially in welding. work, to remove the goggles from the eyes at frequent intervals, the goggles being retained in protective position when actually welding. In such a case with the known forms'of goggles, it is necessary to slide them up on-the forehead to get them out of positi'on. This, of course, is a tiresome and inconvenient operation.

f Another type of goggles in use at the present time makes use of a rigid head frame for retaining the goggles before the eyes This type. of course, isexpensive to manufacture and has the further disadvantage of having a heavy headgear which in close or cramped work is inconvenient to wear. This type in particular is found to beexceedingly uncomfortable to wear in warm temperature contain a light and rugged eyeshield which is fixedly adjustable to an operative erative position.

Another object of my invention is to ob or inopditions and also tends to collect perspiration at 3'3 of Figure 1; and A p Figure 411s a perspective view of a detail of Figure 2. j V

Referring more particularly to the draw- 7 ingsin which like reference characters denote like parts, the rims 1. hold the transparent eyeshields 2. These rims may be made of any material either metal or composition, but a non-corroding, durable metal such aschromium plated rim is preferred. These rims may be extended as shown at 10, in such a manner that the extended edge follows the curvature of theface thus'eifectively protecting, the eye on all sides. This extended. portion may, of course, be-made of fibrous mesh or other material. It is preferable that the extended edge be covered as. shown at 16 with rubber, leather or similar, material so that a pleasing contact may be made with the face of the wearer.- Thetransparent shields 2 may be colored if desired in order to protect the eye from certain dangerous light rays. They may also be made of any of the IIOIbSlldttGIflblB, transparent materials now on the market. v r v The two eyeshields 2'are maintained in spaced relation by theelement 3 which is attached to the rims at any convenient point i as is shown in the drawings at 4. The element'3 may be curvedso as to'fit'over the bridge of the nose or in certain cases may be fastened "n such a position to the rims that it willhave no contact with the face ofthe wearer. The element 3 has the extended poritions 3a which connect with an outer housing 5 which covers a sleeve 6. One end of this sleeve is adapted to slide on the abutment? of the shaft 8, Figure 3. The opposite end of the sleeve 6- is guided on the shaft 8 by means'of the internal ridge 9. Another abut- 'ment 10 is fastened to the shaft 8'. This abutment has on its inner edge these'rrated we or ridged surface 11 which is adapted to coact with the serrated or ridged surface 12 at the end of the sleeve 6. Inside the sleeve and surrounding the shaft 8 there is a spring 13 which bears at one end against the collar or abutment? and at its opposite end against the internal ridgeor abutment 9 of the sleeve Inasmuch as the sleeve 6 is longitudinally movable, and also adapted to rotate about the shaft 8, the spring tends to force the serrated or ridged end 12 against the l ser rated edge llfof'the fixed abutment 10.

7 pass over the head of the wearer and con-- The action takes place irrespective of the position to which the sleevefi and housing may be rotated.

The shaft 8 is connected at each end shown at 8a to the rigid frame14 by means of the curved arms 15. of fibre or metal and may be covered with leather or other material. It is preferably of rigid construction and is curved to fitthe forehead of the wearer. Its purpose is to furnish a rigid supporting element for the goggles and yet it is of-such a light weight and size as to not impede the wearer or become irksome after continuous use. A strap 16 adapted to pass around the head of the wearer is fastened to the rigid element 14 at each end as shown at 17. Another strap 18 may be fastened atj19 which is adapted'to nected to the. side strap at the back .of the head. These straps may be adjusted to the head of the wearer by means of element 20 which has been shown in detail in Figure 4.

The side straps pass aroundeither side of the 'wearer and are fastened at the ends 21 of the element 20. The strap passing over the top of the head is fastened at 22. The

straps are slipped through the opening 23 and then through the openings 24 and 25. The opening 23 acts to retain the strap in po sition and yet facilitates its adjustment and also increases the holding power of the slots 24 and 25. The points 17 and 19 at-which the straps are fastened to the rigid element 14 may be indented so that the face of the strap will lie flush with the inside edge of the rigid element 14. Y

, In operation the headbands '15 and 18 may be properly adjusted by means of the fastener desirable position suchas is shown in dotted lines in Figure 2. This is most easily done by putting a slight pressure on the goggles' to compress the spring 13 so that the housing This frame may be made 8 5 and sleeve 6 move along the rod 8 away from the fixed abutment 10. The serrated ends 11 and 12 will then no longer coact and the goggles may be easily lifted to a desired position. Then by merely releasing the goggles the spring 18, by hearing against the inturned edge 9 of the sleeve 6, forces the sleeve housing and goggles by a slight'horizontal movement toward the abutment 10 so that the serrated face 12 is made to coact again with the serrated face 11 of the fixed abutment 10. As soon as these two ridged faces coact again the goggles are held in position. This spring actionmaybe nicely adjusted so that only a slight pressure is necessary to move the goggles and yet the spring hasenough pressure so that the goggles will always-be maintained in the position to which they are moved.

The construction of the goggles is such that the only parts which touch the face of the wearer are the rigid frame 14 and a' por tion of the side shields 1b." This is due tothe fact that the arms 15 are curved away from the forehead and the goggles suspended from a point away from the face. If desir'edthe goggles may be pivoted to a position slightly.

forward and away from the face and thus.

remove even the 'side shields 1b fromcontact with the face. ment of the goggles when maintained in this position away from the face. 7 It can be seen that my goggles are very easily adjusted. This adju'stability is' of. great importance in certain types of work which require constant removal and replace ment of the goggles before'the eyes. With my; goggles no movement of the headgear-is necessary, the goggles being easily removable away from the face by pivoting about the fixed point which is situated alsoaway from the forehead. Furthermore, my goggles have special advantages in workingin'the summer or in an atmosphere which causes perspiring, inasmuch as there is no possibility for the goggles to become clouded and thus unusable. There is no need for constant removal and cleaning and at all times'a clear vision maybe had. These goggles are also extremely light in construction. This is of a special adn5 vantage when goggles'must be worn fora long period of time. h

, It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that many modifications may bemade without departing from the spirit of my invention. For example, the external housing 5 and the sleeve 6 may be made aslone piece, as may the shaft and the abutments; The

goggles may be connected at any convenient There is no flopping mo'vepoint. I therefore do not wish to be limited by the specification and drawings but-only by the appended claims.

Iclaim: 7 I 1. An eye protector comprising a substantially rigid frame member adapted tolie against the forehead and havingintegral substantially rigid extended arms, a rod conmeeting the extremities of said arms and positioned between said arms, a sleeve fixedly adjustable on said rod, transparent eye protectors connected to said sleeve and flexible means for retaining said frame member in position.

2. An adjustable eye protector comprising a substantially rigid frame member adapted to lie against the forehead and having substantially rigid forked arms extending forwardly therefrom, a rod connected to the ends of said arms, a sleeve on said rod, a spring bearing against said sleeve whereby the sleeve is retained in adjusted position, transparent eye shields connected to said sleeve and means for retaining said frame member in position.

3. An improved goggle comprising a single piece substantially rigid frame member adapted to fit against the forehead and having two extending arms forming a fork, a rod connecting and positioned between the ends of said arms, a sleeve fixedly adjustable on said rod, transparent eye shields connected to said sleeve and flexible means for retaining said frame member in position.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification this 6th day of November, 1929.


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US2445203 *Jan 15, 1945Jul 13, 1948Fibre Metal Products CompanyHeadgear goggles
US6662371 *Feb 28, 2002Dec 16, 2003Jae Hoon ShinReconfigurable eyewear apparatus for headwear visor
U.S. Classification2/453, 24/301
International ClassificationG02C9/02, G02C3/02, G02C7/10, G02C7/16
Cooperative ClassificationG02C9/02, G02C7/10, G02C3/02, G02C7/16, G02C11/12
European ClassificationG02C11/12, G02C7/10, G02C9/02, G02C3/02, G02C7/16