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Publication numberUS2526181 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1950
Filing dateNov 19, 1947
Priority dateNov 19, 1947
Publication numberUS 2526181 A, US 2526181A, US-A-2526181, US2526181 A, US2526181A
InventorsHenry Wilen Charles
Original AssigneeHenry Wilen Charles
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Underwater goggles
US 2526181 A
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Oct. 17, 1950 c. H. WILEN 2,526,181

UNDERWATER GOGGLES Filed Nov. 19, 1947 lllllllllllllllllllllHUM IN V EN TOR.

ATTORNEY further to itsncoslt Patented Oct. 17 l950 UNITED ENT OFFICE i V d I E iwi 'jl l t oGGLES. i t l t V Qherlee Henry wh weakly, N! x Application November 19 whim 01; 2am

, .1 s This. invention e tes to. the e hstruetie o o les which a e used t r si ht under water- In my joint ,Patent 2,lB2.. wi h A xandre .Kramarenko, issued Dec mber 5, 3 ere s 7 shown and described an. underw er; se ele which in general shows many .Offihi atu e i c rp ra d y presen applica ion- It has been found in the, manu ctu e, oi the goggles shown insaid patent that h seal he f the glass in the frame was a rather ex-pensive p ratio since the sealin ad t h d entirely by hand with a sealing material which is more or lesssticky andit. took a long time to s ther b necessi atin -a arg n b of earnestness for this "setting "to take place. Furthermore in the handling of the settin'g'material the glass beca-mesmudged and this required the cleaning of the glass which added The principal ohieet of m prese n ehtienj t e minate al cf these dif iculties and yet retai a i ht joint between the glass. and th frame. Any defect in the sealing between the glass and the frame will cause a leak that allows the water or air to seep into the goggle and thus destroy the suction and prevent an airtight joint of the goggle against the face.

My improvements will be readily appreciated by the description which follows:

In the drawing Figure 1 is a front view of the goggles with "my improvements attached thereto.

Figure 2 is a view of Figure. 1 looking down from the top.

Figure 3 is a view of Figure 1 looking upwardly at the bottom.

7 While Figure 4 is a view on the line 4-4 of Figure 1.

In the various views wherein like numbers refer to corresponding parts, I is generally the goggle frame, the rear portion of which is provided with two spaced flaps 2 and 3 which extend all the way around the rear part of the frame. These flaps are joined by a plurality of spaced flexible braces 4 intermediate the ends while the opposite ends of the flaps 2 and 3 are joined by unions 5 and 6 which are adapted to receive buckle members 1 that are adapted to receive a headband (not shown) as brought out in the patent previously mentioned. The construction of these flaps is for the purpose of squeezing the goggles tightly against the face which expels some of the air within the goggles, thereby setting up a partial vacuum in the goggles and thus helps to hold the goggles in place andkeeps the water out. Since 1947, Serial No. 786,877

v 2 this Part f h gle i no p r e m pre en .ih eht e u he des pti d e no eem 9 be: ne essa C mi g ho to my imp me th frame I a l a ound e r t pe ieh as a re s therein to receive a single piece of glass 8 or other suitable an a en m e a T l h glass 8 h. et t n h frame an o p o a w ter.- tish Joint th eb veeht I utilie ht n meta h nd t i h i m d suit ble materia suc a we PrQ metal ll y- The we d of th band Q are turned upwardly at It] to receive a eek t d 0 bolt H dhutfl-Z ae leek wa he may be utilized if desired. Extending a substana di teh e e o h. e e ds ftheh hd 9 isa plate It having a flange I 4 extending downa dr ever the rd t edg of t fram e shewn inEigure 1. The 13191 613 at the junctionof the downwardly extending flan e is provided with a end to receive an adjusting nut ll so as to put a compression force on the plate l3. This will insure that the material of the frame under the plate I3 is compressed securely around the rim of the glass 8 under the clamping bolt l I. Preferably, a reenforcing element I8 formed out of stiff spring material is utilized between the bent end iii of the rod l5 and the band 9 so as to transmit a compression force over a considerable area at the'indented nasal portion. By the use of the compression plate l3 and the reenforcing element l8 and the rod 15, the drawing up of the band by the bolt ll cannot pull the band away from the indented nasal portion of the frame.

It may be mentioned in passing that I have found that a band of from one-fourth to threeeighths of an inch wide, when applied directly over the rim of the glass so that the rim is approximately in the center line of the bandthe material of the frame is usually made of rubbercan be compressed sufficiently so as to make a perfectly air and watertight joint between the glass and the frame, and that the glass can be installed in the frame in a very small fraction of the time required by the cementing operation set forth in the patent heretofore referred to.

It will be notedthat the small rod I5 is positioned directly over the wearers nose so that it does not interfere with the wide angle vision of the goggles. Having thus described my invention, What I claim is:

1. Goggles especially for use under water, com- 3 prising a frame of suitable material which is compressible especially against the forehead of a user and being impervious to water and formed to fit around the nose and across the eyes of the user, the frame having a recess adjacent its front edge, a single piece of plate glass having its rim fitting in said recess, a suitable flexible band extending around the outer surface of the frame over the recess and rim of the glass with means for drawing adjacent ends of the band toward each other and adjustable take-up means for preventing the band from pulling away from the indented nasal portion of the frame thereby insuring an air and water tight fit all around the rim of the glass.

2. Goggles especially for use under water, comprising a frame of suitable material which is compressible and being impervious to water and formed to fit around the nose and across the eyes of the user, the frame having a recess adjacent its front edge, a single piece of plate glass having its rim fitting in said recess, a suitable flexible band extending around the outer surface of the frame over the recess and rim of the glass with means for drawing adjacent ends of the band toward each other, a flanged plate positioned under the two ends of the band with its flange extending downwardly over the front edge of the frame, an adjustable tie rod extending from the plate across the frame and having an inwardly projecting rigid end engaging the band at the indented nasal portion.

3. Goggles especially for use under water, comprising a frame of suitable material which is compressible and being impervious to water and formed to fit around the nose and across the eyes of the user, the frame having a recess adjacent its front edge, a single piece of plate glass having its rim fitting in said recess, a suitable flexible band extending around the outer surface of the frame over the recess and rim of the glass with means for drawing adjacent ends of the band toward each other, a metal plate positioned and extending a substantial distance under the two drawing ends of the band, an adjustable clamping rod extending from a part of said plate across the frame in front of the glass and having an inturned rigid end for applying pressure to the band at the indented nasal portion and a reenforcing element preferably utilized between the said inturned end and the band.

4. Gogglesv especially for use in seeing under water comprising, a frame of compressible material and impervious to water'and formed to fit around the nose and across the eyes of the user, the frame having an internal recess around its front edge, a single'piece of suitable transparent material having its rim fitting in said recess, a strong metallic band positioned over the recess and following thecontour of said front edge, means for drawing the two ends of the band toward each other to cause the band to compress the material over the'recess, adjustable means for insuring compression of said material directly under the'twoband ends, said adjustable means including a member extending downwardly over the nasal portion of the'frame and terminating inanin w'ardlyextending rigid end and a reinforcing'el'e'ment positioned at the nasal portion for cooperation'with the rigid end of said member for' preventing the band from moving out of compression position at the indented nasal portion of the frame. M

' QHARLES HENRY WILEN.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent: V

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/440, 351/43, 2/447
International ClassificationA63B33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B33/002
European ClassificationA63B33/00B