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Publication numberUS1985668 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 25, 1934
Filing dateSep 6, 1933
Priority dateSep 6, 1933
Publication numberUS 1985668 A, US 1985668A, US-A-1985668, US1985668 A, US1985668A
InventorsPeavey Joseph L
Original AssigneePeavey Joseph L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glare shield
US 1985668 A
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Deels, 1934. J. PEA-v l 1,985,668

GLARE SHIELD Filed Sept. 6, 1935 I n una.

INVENTOR ATTORNEYS `'Patented Dec. 25, 1.934

Joseph L. Peavey. Meridian, Miss. Application September 6, 1933, Serial No. 688,371

2 ClamS. (Cl. 212) This invention relates to improvements in glare shields, and its objects are as follows:-

E'irst, to provide a glare shield mainly consisting of a simple goggle plate of sufcient inherent 1 stiffness to stand up in use withoutthe necessity of bracing, yet having a degree of bendability that will let the plate relax under pressure and so i avoid breakage.

eye openings, the one for the left eye having its top shaped ena bias so as to readily enable dimming sunlight or approaching headlight beams with respect to the wearer by simply turning the head a little to the right and slightly forward.

Fourth, to provide a glare shield which does not Vobstruct the normal forward vision to the slightest degree since its goggle plate has unobscured eye openings, but which shield is capable l of diminishing the glareof sunlight or oncoming headlight beams to a safe degree merely by an appropriate positioning of the head.

Other objects and advantages will appear in the following specication, referencebeing had tothe accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved glare shield,` illustrating its use. i

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the glare shield alone, particularly showing how the elastic cord may be Wound up on the goggle plate and secured in the notch.

The glare shield, generally designated 1, comprises right and left sides 2, 3, these being so designated as to correspond with the eyes in front of which they will come in use. The pair of sides is connected by a bridge 4. The bridge is the result of a nose opening 5, and the bridge may either be integral with the sides 2, 3, which` it is in the event of the goggle plate 6 beingone piece, or the bridge may comprise a connector in the event of deciding to make the sides separate pieces. y

The respective sides have eye openings '7, 8 near the bottoms thereof, these'being of different contours. The rst is for the right eye and is of oblong form. The second is for the left eye and is of substantially triangular form.`

The biased top 9 is responsible for the latter shape, and the purpose of the biased top is to so angle the body of material 10 above the left eye opening 8, thata mere turn of the head to the right and perhaps a slight bend forward will serve to cover the upper left corner of the left eye and so either out out or diminish approaching light beams whetherfrom the sun or headlights.

Respecting the right eye opening 7, its position near the bottom of the side 6 together with its oblong shape leaves a substantial body 11 of material above it to enable cutting out or diminishing light in substantially the same manner of turning the head as already described. The foregoing bodies of material 10, 11 materially eX- ceed the height of the openings '7, 8. The biased top 9 and the resultingly angled body 10 is more essential for the left eye than it is for the right. When the driver is troubled `with the glare of approaching light his tendency is to so tilt the head as to cut out the light and maintain his Vision toward the right side of the road. The parts 9, 10 enable doing this with ease.

'I'he preferred material of the goggle plate 6 is green, transparent Celluloid of a thickness substantially equal to the cardboard back of an ordinary writing tablet. It does not have to be transparent Celluloid; it maybe either translucent or opaque, and in lieu of using Celluloid the goggle plate may consist of any material which has sucient inherent stiiness to do away with the necessity of using braces vor frames, said material having a degree of bendability that will` prevent ready breaking when the shield is of the Vnose in the manner of eye glasses of that type should the user not wear glasses, or it may be equipped with suitable Vclips to fasten on to the sidesvof 'the eye glass frame in case the user is an eye glass wearer. 2

But for general purposes the arrangement will be as illustrated. There is an elastic cord 12 to go around the head, the ends of the this being attached to softleather or similar couplings 13. These are turnably riveted at 14 to the sides 2, 3. The purpose of turnability is to enable the couplings to adapt themselves to whatever direction the elastic cord might take in going in back of the head. A notch 15in the lower edge of one of the sides isadapted to receive the looped end 16 of the cord after the latterfhas been wound around the bridge 4 as when the shield is not in use.

The operation is readily understood. The glare soY shield is simply supported across the line of vision by the cord 12 and couplings 13 or either of the equivalents mentioned before. The eyes of the user must register with the openings '7, 8, and since these openings are perfectly clear it follows that the forward vision Will not be obstructed in the least. Y

Should the user be troubled with light glare he has only to turn his head aspreviously indicated, thus covering the tops of his eyesrso to speak, with the angled body 10 and with the body 11 so as to diminish or entirely cut out the glare. At the same time the unobscured eye openof the road.

I claimt--a 1. In a glare shield, means for supporting the glare shield across the line of vision, said means comprising a cord, couplings of exible material at the ends of the cord, and means to turnably aty tach the couplings to the sides of the shield.

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US2758506 *Aug 30, 1954Aug 14, 1956Bachmann Brothers IncAuxiliary spectacles
US4678296 *Nov 1, 1984Jul 7, 1987Smith Robert BNight driving dazzle protection system
US4828380 *May 13, 1987May 9, 1989Gabe CherianAnti-glare eyeglasses
US5050982 *Oct 6, 1989Sep 24, 1991Meissner Juergen PMethod and apparatus for improving visual acuity
U.S. Classification2/12, 351/45
International ClassificationG02C7/16, G02C7/10, G02C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationG02C7/16
European ClassificationG02C7/16