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Publication numberUS3237204 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 1, 1966
Filing dateSep 2, 1964
Priority dateSep 2, 1964
Publication numberUS 3237204 A, US 3237204A, US-A-3237204, US3237204 A, US3237204A
InventorsCoy Honsaker Charles, Walnut Sts
Original AssigneeCoy Honsaker Charles, Walnut Sts
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Disposable sun vizor
US 3237204 A
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March 1, 1966 I c, c, HQNSAKER 3,237,204

DISPOSABLE SUN VIZOR Filed Sept. 2, 1964 INVENTOR. c gLes C. HON5HKER 147 TU/P/VL X United States Patent 3,237 04 DISPOSABLE UN VIZOR Charles Coy Honsaker, Embassy Apts., 21st and Walnut Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. Filed Sept. 2, 1964, Ser. No. 393,841 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-13) This invention relates generally to eye-shades or shields and more particularly to an improved construction of a disposable sun vizor.

Among the principal objects of the present invention is the provision of a sun shade which is of exceedingly simple design and construction and so inexpensive of manufacture that it may be given away as advertising device and discarded after use without any material economic loss.

A further and important object is to form the vizor of inexpensive sheet material, such as paper cardboard, plastic or the like, which may be incorporated in a printed program and readily separated therefrom for use as an eye shield by the recipient of the program.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a sun vizor of the character above described which may be readily attached to spectacles worn by the user of the vizor and which additionally is designed for convenient and comfortable securement to the head of a user who may not be wearing spectacles.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear more fully hereinafter, it being understood that the invention consists in the combination, construction, location and relative arrangement of the component parts of the sun vizor as described in detail in the following specification, as shown in the accompanying drawings and as finally pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a plan view of the sun vizor as constructed in accordance with the present invention;

FIGURE 2 is a view showing the sun vizor supported in position by spectacles worn by the user of the vizor;

FIGURE 3 is a view showing the sun vizor supported upon the head of the user by an extensible cord or the like extending about the wearers head; and

FIGURE 4 is a view showing the vizor held in operative position by extensible loops fitted about the ears of the wearer.

Referring now more particularly to FIGURE 1, it will be observed that the eye shade or sun vizor of the present invention is in the form of a single piece of suitably stiff sheet material, such as paper, cardboard, plastic or the like, having the requisite flexibility for conforming the vizor to the contour of the brow of its wearer. The piece 10 is adapted to be cut or stamped out of the sheet material of which it is formed, and in its fiat condition may be detachably incorporated in a page of a printedprogram (not shown) by means of perforations or slits formed in the page to define the marginal edges of the vizor detachable therefrom.

The vizor 10 is generally of crescent shape having a convexly curved outer edge 11 and a concavely curved inner edge 12, the latter edge being scalloped, as at 13, to provide for ventilation in the region of engagement of the vizor with the brow of the wearer. The opposite ends of the vizor are cut out and slit as shown in FIGURE 1 to provide at each end an inwardly spaced 3,237,204 Patented Mar. 1, 1966 perforation 14 having a communicating notch 15 extending outwardly from the perforation and a slit 16 which extends from the perforation 14 to the outer edge of the vizor.

The cut out perforation 14 and its associated slit 16 at each end of the vizor provide the same with tap portions 17-17 which are bendable out of the plane of the main body portion of the vizor for securement of the vizor to the temple pieces or side bars 18 of a pair of spectacles, as shown in FIGURE 1. In this connection, it will be noted that when the vizor is to be supported in use position by spectacles worn by the user of the vizor, the slits 16-16 respectively serve as entrances for the spectacle side bars into the perforations 14-14 which constitute the seats for the spectacle side bars, the end tabs 17-17 of the vizor being then each tucked between a temple bar and the face of wearer of the vizor. By such interlocking of the slitted portions of the vizor with the temple bars of the spectacles, the vizor is securely and comfortably held in position over the spectacles as a shield for the eyes.

In those instances where the shield is desired to be used by one not wearing eye-glasses, the vizor of the present invention may be provided with a self-adjusting head band or cord 19, such as an elastic cord, the opposite ends of which are seated in the notches 14-14 of the vizor and so secured to the tab portions 17-17 of the vizor against displacement therefrom. To this end the notches 15-15 are preferably in horizontal alignment and are respectively located to provide for best possible securement of the extensible band or cord to the tab portions 17-17 of the vizor.

FIGURE 4 shows an arrangement for supporting the vizor in eye-shielding position by means of elastic loops 20 which are secured to the tab portions 17-17 of the vizor as above described and are adapted to be looped over the ears of the wearer.

It will be understood, of course, that the vizor of the present invention is susceptible of various changes and modifications which may be made from time to time without departing from the general principles or real spirit of the invention, and it is accordingly intended to claim the same broadly, as well as specifically, as indicated by the appended claim,

What is claimed as new and useful is:

As a new article of manufacture, an eye shade formed of a single blank of sheet material and cut to a generally crescent shape to provide the same with a convexly curved outer edge and a concavely curved inner edge, the opposite ends of said blank being each apertured and slit to provide a tab at each end of the blank which is bendable out of the plane of the blank, each said aperture being of a size and shape sufficient to constitute a seat for the side temple bar of a pair of spectacles and the slit associated with each said aperture providing an entrance for seating of the temple bar in said aperture, the combined length of said slit and the open distance across said aperture in linear extension of said slit being such as toprovide said tab with an overall length sufficient to adapt it tobe tucked between the temple bar and the face of the wearer of the spectacles when said blank is mounted upon the spectacles with the temple bars respectively seated in said apertures, said slit extending approximately tangential to the inner References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 9/1937 Jones 2-12 9/1937 Alvord 213 4 2,106,615 1/1938 Maurer 212 2,541,242 2/1951 Grove 2-13 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,025,669 1/1953 France.

JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.

R. J. SCANLAN, Assistant Examiner.

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U.S. Classification2/13, D29/109, D02/876
International ClassificationG02C7/00, A61F9/04, G02C11/00, G02C7/16, G02C9/00
Cooperative ClassificationG02C9/00, G02C11/00, G02C7/16, A61F9/045
European ClassificationG02C9/00, G02C11/00, A61F9/04B, G02C7/16