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Publication numberUS2613354 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 14, 1952
Filing dateJul 9, 1949
Priority dateJul 9, 1949
Publication numberUS 2613354 A, US 2613354A, US-A-2613354, US2613354 A, US2613354A
InventorsKaye Maxwell M, Kidzus Michael F
Original AssigneeMikay Optical Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Novel type of sunglasses
US 2613354 A
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Oct. -14, 1952 M. F. KIDZUS ETAL 2,613,354


Patented Oct. 14, 1952 'Ka'ye, Newark, N. J assignors to Mikay Optical Company, Newark, N. J., a corporation of New Jersey Application July 9, 1949', Serial No. 103,878

1 Claim. 1

This invention relates to eyeshields and more particularly to eyeshields intended to protect the eyes of the wearer against the glare of the sun. commonly referred to as sun-glasses.

Objects and advantages of the invention will be set forth in part hereinafter and in part will be obvious herefrom, or may be learned by practice with the invention, the same being realized and attained by means of the instrumentalities and combinations pointed out in the appended claim.

The invention consists in the novel parts, constructions, arrangements, combinations and improvements herein shown and described.

The accompanying drawing, referred to herein and constituting a part hereof, illustrates one embodiment of the invention, and together with the description, serves to explain the principles of the invention.

It is an object of the present invention to provide an eyeshield which may be worn by the wearer with a high degree of comfort and with the elimination of the usual clamping effect of the side frames or the hooking of the side frames on the ears. It is a further object to provide an eyeshield having a cushioning member around the border to prevent the hard portions of the shield or frame from bearing uncomfortably against the brow and nose of the wearer. Still another object of this invention is to provide an eyeshield which is relatively inexpensive to manufacture and which eliminates the relatively expensive manufacturing operation of hingedly connecting the side pieces to the frame. 1

Of the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of one embodiment of this invention with certain portions of the complete assembly broken away for greater clarity.

Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view along the lines 2-4 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken along the lines 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a front elevation of another embodiment of this invention with certain portions broken away for clarity.

In general, the invention consists of an eyeshield which may be made in the form of a simple stamping, preferably from a sheet of transparent optically clear, tinted synthetic resin. Near the border of the stamping or in the surrounding frame are provided a series of slots through which, for example, an ornamental ribbon may be helically threaded. Through another pair of slots, situated at each end of the eyeshield, a pair Cir of ribbons are attached so that they may surround the head or neck of the wearer and hold the eyeshield in place.

Referring now in detail to the accompanying drawing, in Fig. l is shown an eyeshield made from a stamping of transparent synthetic resin I having a rigid reinforcing member 2 attached to its top portion. Said rigid reinforcing member is attached to the stamping as shown in Fig. '3 and contains a series of equally spaced slots 4 along its entire length. The stamping I along its bottom portion and sides also has a series of evenly spaced slots 5. In assembling the eyeshield a piece of flexible material, preferably an ornamental ribbon 6 is threaded through the slots in a helical manner as indicated in Fig. l to form a complete border for the eyeshield.

In order to permit the ribbon 6 to form a smooth unwrinkled somewhat tubular shape along the reinforcing member 2, the slots 4 in said reinforcing member are biased in one direction as shown in Fig. 2.

Near each end of the stamping is a vertical slot 8 to which is attached a strip of flexible material such as ornamental ribbon 9 as shown in Fig. 1. The ribbons 9 should, of course, be long enough to be fastened at the back of the head of the wearer and possibly even longer if it is decided to permit them to be tied around the wearers neck. For decorative purposes the ribbons 9 and 6 may be either of the same or contrasting ornamental patterns or colors.

In Fig. 4 is shown another embodiment of the invention having no reinforcing member at the top and consisting merely of a stamping of transparent plastic material I I having a row of evenly spaced slots l2 extending along its upper and lower edge through which a ribbon 13 may be helically threaded to form a cushioning border for the eyeshield. At each end of the stamping is a vertical slot 14 adapted to have another pair of ribbons [5 attached thereto. In this embodiment ther is a bellied out portion to accommodate the bridge of the wearers nose.

This invention in its broader aspects is not limited to the specific embodiment shown and described but departures may be made therefrom within the scope of the accompanying claim without departing from the principles of the invention and without sacrificing its chief advantage.

What is claimed is:

An eye shield comprising eye pieces having a vertical slot at each side end of the eye shield, a strip of flexible material attached to each of said slots to form a headband, a rigid reenforc- 4 3 ing edge member attached to and extending around at least a portion of the edge or said eye pieces, said edge member having a series of slots extending around its peripheral portion, said slots in said edge member being biased in one direction, the peripheral edge of that portion of said eye pieces not inengagement with said rigid reinforcing edge member being provided with a series of slots extending therearound, and a length of flexible material threaded through said slots and forming a cushion-like border for said eye shield.


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

Number Number 4 UNITED STATES PATENTS Name Date Tileston June 28, 1921 Wrighton Oct. 23, 1928 Willson Dec. 2, 1941 Fink Sept. 22, 1942 Wylde et a1. Nov. 27, 1945 Williams July 8, 1947 Sameth Dec. 13, 949

FOREIGN PATENTS Country Date France Mar. 28, 1904 Great Britain Aug. 14, 1946

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U.S. Classification2/442, D16/312
International ClassificationG02C7/10, G02C7/00, G02C7/16, G02C5/00, G02C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationG02C7/16, G02C3/003, G02C5/00
European ClassificationG02C7/16, G02C3/00B, G02C5/00