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Publication numberUS676379 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 11, 1901
Filing dateFeb 5, 1900
Priority dateFeb 5, 1900
Publication numberUS 676379 A, US 676379A, US-A-676379, US676379 A, US676379A
InventorsFrank E Young
Original AssigneeFrank E Young
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 676379 A
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(Application filed Feb. 5, 1900.)

(No Model.)


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SPECIFICATION forming part Of Letters Patent No. 676,379, dated June 1 1, 1901. Application filed February 5, 1900- Serial'No- 8,996. (No model.'!

To all whom zlt may concern.

Be itknown that I, FRANK E. YOUNG, a citizen of the United States, residing at Canton, in the county'of Stark and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Eye-Cups; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation showing the Fig. 2 is a detached sectional View of one of the eyecups. Fig. 3 is a sectional view on line 00 m, Fig. 1. Fig. tisalongitudinal section through Fig. 1, except that the eye-cups are removed. Fig. 5 is a transverse section through line y '31, Fig. 3. Fig. 6 is a View through line y 3. Fig. 3, showing a slight modification. Fig. 7 is a top View of the eye-cups, showing the contact rim or roll. Fig. 8 is a detached view of a section of tubes, showing a malleable coil with flexible impervious covering.

The present invention has relation to eyecups; and it consists in the different parts and combinations of parts hereinafter described, and particularly pointed out in the claims.

Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding partsin all the figures of the draw- In the accompanying drawings, 1 represents the expansion-bulb, which is formed of a size and shape to carry out the object and purpose hereinafter described.

From one side of the bulb l are extended the tubes or arms 2, which arms or tubes are preferably formed integral with the bulb 1 and are substantially of the form shown in the drawings. Said arms may connect separably or jointly with the expansion-bulb shown. To the outer ends of the arms or tubes 2 are connected therewith or formed integral the eye-cups 3, which eye-cups are located and arranged substantially as shown in the drawings, and for the purpose of providing suitable adjustment of the eye-cups to the eyes the arms or tubes are formed flexible, as hereinafter described.

For the purpose of providing proper contact or counter pressure upon the covering of the body portion or margin of the orbit the eye-cups 3 are so shaped and designed that they will snugly fit upon said covering, thereby preventing the air from entering the eyecups after the air has been exhausted or withdrawn from the eye-cups, as hereinafter described.

For the purpose hereinafter described the eye-cups 3 are each provided with the myopic or cornea concave 4, which myopic concaves are located substantially as illustrated in the drawings.

The contact-rims 5 of the eye-cups 3 are convex and curved upward toward their ends, as illustrated in Figs. 1, 2, and 3, in such shape or contour as to fit the surface around the eye proper.

- In use the eye-cups 3 are formed integral and may also be formed integral with the arms or tubes 2 and the bulb 1. All of the above parts may be formed integral, if desired; but in the drawings I have illustrated the eye-cups 3 formed separate; but it is immaterial, as the object and purpose of the present invention can be carried out without any reference to the manner of connecting the parts together.

For the purpose of providing proper adjustment for the arms 2, together with the eye-cups 3, said arms may be provided with inlaid wires 2, as illustrated in Fig. 6, or a modified form, such as shown in Fig. 8, may be employed, which consists of a coiled wire 7"-, covered with flexible impervious material, the flexibility of said wires, tubes, or coils being of such a degree that the arms 2, together with the eye-cups 3, can be easily and quickly adjusted to the necessary angle or position and at the same time hold said arms or tubes and eye-cupsat the desired point of adjustment.

The expansion-bulb is provided with the thumb and finger sockets or depressions 9, which are located opposite each other, as illustrated in Fig. 3.

In use the cups 3 are properlyadjusted as to space and angularity by the bending of the tubes 2 so as to fit the cups over the eye, and with the thumb and finger upon the bulb it is compressed, thereby forcing the air therefrom. The bulb should not be at once released, but by alternate slight pressure and release of the bulb by the thumb and finger is allowed to gradually expand, which movement produces a vibratory motion, being a mild mechanical scientific massage of the eye and its structure. \Vhen the bulb has fully expanded, it is again compressed, and the movement repeated, and so on during the treatment.

The object and purpose of forming the arms flexible is to provide a means for first adjusting the eye-cups upon the orbital surface around the eye, the flexibility of such arms being such that the adjustment will remain unless force is applied to displace the adjustment.

Having fullydescribed my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. As an improved article of manufacture, binocular eye-cups provided with myopic or cornea concaves located in the lower portions of the cups and the cups provided with contact rims or flanges concaved longitudinally and the flanges or rims convexed transversely,

tubes connected to the cups proper and said arms connected to the bulb,.and the bulb, all arranged, substantially as and for the purpose specified.

2. As an improved article of manufacture, binocular eye-cups provided with myopic or cornea cavities located in the lower portions of the cups and the cups provided with con- FRANK E. YOUNG.



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Cooperative ClassificationA61F9/00