|Publication number||USRE40108 E1|
|Application number||US 10/219,365|
|Publication date||Feb 26, 2008|
|Filing date||Aug 14, 2002|
|Priority date||Mar 30, 1999|
|Also published as||US6102541|
|Publication number||10219365, 219365, US RE40108 E1, US RE40108E1, US-E1-RE40108, USRE40108 E1, USRE40108E1|
|Original Assignee||Contour Optik, Inc.|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (25), Non-Patent Citations (1), Referenced by (1), Classifications (15), Legal Events (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
(a) Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to a structure of eyeglasses, more particularly to a pair of eyeglasses that is convertible into a case for keeping the eyeglasses so as to facilitate carding and prevent possible loss thereof.
(b) Description of the Prior Art
Reference is made to
The present invention relates to a structure of eyeglasses, more particularly to a pair of eyeglasses that is convertible into a case for keeping the eyeglasses so as to facilitate carrying and prevent possible loss thereof.
A primary object of the present invention is to provide a pair of eyeglasses that is convertible into an eyeglass case to facilitate carrying and use.
Accordingly, a preferred embodiment of the present invention includes a frame, seats, rotary blocks, upper and lower covers, and hinges. The frame has lenses and a larger nose pad at the center to prevent slippage. The seats are provided on both ends of the frame and have upper and lower grooves on one side, with a screw hole disposed intermediate of the upper and lower grooves. The rotary blocks have a projection and can turn about an angle of 180 degrees in the seats. The rotary blocks further have a recess on one side with a through hole for receiving a screw rod, whereby the hinge is pivotally secured in the recess. The hinges are provided at front ends of the upper and lower covers that serve as casings of the eyeglass case or earpieces of the eyeglasses.
For the purpose of promoting an understanding of the principles of the invention, reference will now be made to the embodiment illustrated in the drawings. Specific language will be used to describe same. It will, nevertheless, be understood that no limitation of the scope of the invention is thereby intended, such alterations and further modifications in the illustrated device, and such further applications of the principles of the invention as illustrated herein being contemplated as would normally occur to one skilled in the art to which the invention relates.
With reference to
It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other types of methods differing from the type described above.
While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claim, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention.
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|U.S. Classification||351/63, 351/41, 206/5, 2/454|
|International Classification||G02C5/22, G02C5/00, G02C5/08, G02C11/00|
|Cooperative Classification||G02C3/04, G02C5/006, G02C5/2263, G02C11/00|
|European Classification||G02C5/22F, G02C11/00, G02C5/00B|
|Mar 26, 2012||REMI||Maintenance fee reminder mailed|
|Aug 15, 2012||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|