GB2388202A - Attachment of nose bridges and side arms to spectacle lenses - Google Patents

Attachment of nose bridges and side arms to spectacle lenses Download PDF

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GB2388202A
GB2388202A GB0209762A GB0209762A GB2388202A GB 2388202 A GB2388202 A GB 2388202A GB 0209762 A GB0209762 A GB 0209762A GB 0209762 A GB0209762 A GB 0209762A GB 2388202 A GB2388202 A GB 2388202A
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An Jie Lin
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02CSPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES
    • G02C5/00Constructions of non-optical parts
    • G02C5/02Bridges; Browbars; Intermediate bars
    • GPHYSICS
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    • G02CSPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES
    • G02C1/00Assemblies of lenses with bridges or browbars
    • G02C1/02Bridge or browbar secured to lenses without the use of rims
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02CSPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES
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Abstract

A pair of spectacles has side arms 130 and a nose bridge 110 attached to a pair of lenses 120. The inner and outer edges of each lens 120 are provided with a hole 128 and a recess 126. Each side arm 130 has at its end a hook shaped element, the free arm 136 of which is inserted from the front of the lens through the hole 128. The outer limb of the hook 137 locates in the recess 126 in the lens 120 and a fastener 150 is attached from the rear of the lens to the two limbs 126, 128 of the hook so as to secure the side arm 130 to the lens 120. The fastener 150 includes a tubular extension 158 which extends into the hole 128 and surrounds the end of the free limb 136 of the hook. The nose bridge 110 is attached to the lenses 120 in a similar manner.

Description

rat -1- 2 3 8 8 2 0 2 A PAIR OF spEcTAcLEs The present invention relates

to a pair of spectacles.

5 9 According to a float aspect of the invention, there is provided a pair of apeetscles camprisings left and right lenses each having an loner And And 10 an outer end, the outer end of each lens including a roceas at ite peripheral edge and a bole located at a relatively short distance inwardly of the revere, bridge $ntereoDneeting the lenses by their loner ends, 1S a respective arm connected to the outer end of each long, acid arm having a front end including a rearwardly facing, generally O-ohapod hook which bee a first, free limb inserted into the hole of the lone from a front judo thereof and a almond 1mh that 1e eonaseted to the Arm 20 and located laterally within the roceaa of the lanai And a reapectlve connector connecting the first -d second limbs of the hook of each arm on a rear aide of the corrooponding lens, card connector having float And second apertures engaging the first and second Emma 25 reapect4,rely and including a tube projecting co-axially

-2 fram tho frat aperturo und insertod into the holo of the lene from a rear aide thereof and fitting over the first limb in the hole.

5 Preferably, the tube is an integral part of the conoctor. Preferably, the conoctor includlug the tube da made of a slightly roeiliuntly deformable torial.

It 4e proferrod that the tube Ages with tho first land of the hook and the hole of the lene as a force fit.

It is further preferred that the connector l. etrotchod IS across the two lithe of the hook.

In a preferred embodiment, the two Lana of the hook have a cubatantially circular croc-aaction, the two aporturoa and the tube of the connector are eubatntially circular 20 and cylindrical respectively.

Preferably, the recess le aufficiantly deep to socmmndato the entire thicknoac of the canoed limb of the hook.

( -3 It iB preferred that the hook is formed by a metal wire.

The bridge may be a separate part interconnecting the S lenses by their inner ante.

Accordlug to a second aspect of the invention, there i.

provided a pair of apectaclea comprleing: left and right lenaoa each having an inner end and 10 an outer end, the inner end of each lene includlug a recess at it. peripheral edge and a hole located at a relatively short distance inwardly of the Proceed' a respective arm connected to the outer end of each lens' 15 a bridge interconnecting the lenses by their innor once, said bridge having opposite ends each including a rearwardly facing, generally O-ahaped hook which has a first, free limb inserted into the hole of the lens from a front side thereof and a second limb that is connect-d 20 to the bridge and located laterally within the reclean of the lane; and a respective connector connecting the first and second limbs of the hook of each end of the bridge on rear side of the eorrosponding lone, Reid connector 25 having f irat and second apertures engaging the first and

second lube respectively and including a tube projecting co-axially from the first aperture and hearted into the hole of the lea. from a rear side thereof and fitting over the first lamb in the holo.

Preferably, the tube in an lutegral part of the connector. Preferably, the connector lucludng the tube 1. --de of a 10 cllghtly reclllantly deform-kilo matorlal.

It 1e preferred that the tube engages with the fleet lime of the hook and the hoi. of the lens as force fit.

IS It is further preferred that the connector is stretched acroee the two llmhe of the hook.

ln a preferred ^-hodment, the two limbs of the hook have a substantially circular croas-eoction, the two apertures 20 and the tube of the connector are aubetantlally circular and cylludrical respoctively.

Preferably, the recess i" sufficiently coop to accommodate the entire thickness of the second lamb of the hook.

5 It is preferred that the bridge in formed by a met-1 wire. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF D==NG5

0 Tho invention will now be more particularly described, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanylag draringa, in weighs Figure 1 is a top plan view of pair of spectacles in 15 accordance with the invention, Bald opocteclo. having a pair of Lennox, a bridge interconnecting the lenses, and t an arm connected to each lens' Figure 2 is a front view of the apoctacles of Figure 1' Figure 3 is a alto view of the spectacles of F4guro 1'

Figuro 4 ia an enlarged croas-soctional top pln vow showing the connection between each Lana And the corresponding arm of Flguro It S Flgurea 4A and 4B are top plan And front v4-we of the connected end of each and of Figure 4s Figure 5 Ha an enlarged croae-aectonal top plan stow showing the connection between each lene and the bridge 10 of Figure 1; Figuroa 5A and 58 are top Al And front vl owe of the bridge of Figure 5, IS Figuree 6A and 6B are top plan and front view. of connector used in each connection of Figure. 4 and 5s and t Flgurea 7A to 7C pro top plan, front and side Lions of a nose pad support convected to the bridge of Figures 5A 20 And 58.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PRFERR8D ENBODIMENT

( -7 Referring initially to Figuree 1 to 4B of the drewings, shore is shown a pair of apeetaclea 100 embodying the invontlon, which spectacle 100 eomprie a pair of left and right lenaea 120, a bridge 110 intereoneetlug the S lenses 120, and a respective arm 130 eonneetod to each lens 120. Each lens 120 has inner and outer Linda 122 and 124 which are eoneeted to the bridge 110 and the corresponding and 130 reepeetively. Each inner/outer -d 122/124 of Each lens 120 in formed with a generally U O shaped reeeea 126 at ite peripheral edge and a elrcular hole 128 located at a relatively short d4atanee horlsontally inwardly of the reread 126.

Each arm 130 has a main aeetion 132 and much shorter IS front end section 134 for connection to the outer end 124 of tho Corresponding lend 120, and neludee a hinge 140 that eonneeto the two seetione 132 and 134 together. The hluge 140 la formed by a pair of rear and front h$ngod parts 142 and 144 which are Joined to the main section 20 132 and the front end section 134 reapectlvely, such that both main soctiona 132 pro pivotablo close to or away from the lenses 120.

-8 Each of the -ln and front end ectone 132 und 134 ia formed by a rospective motel wire. The wire forming the front and section 134 has a uniform circular croac-

aecton. The rear and of the main Faction 132 sac covered 5 by plastic mteri.1 to form an expanded end 131 for bearing comfortably aganat the hoed of a user.

The front and octlon 134 of each arm 130 is bent an shown to fond a rearardly facing, generally rectangular 10 O-ehaped hook 135 that luclude. a pale of ralatlvely shorter and longer straight limbs 136 and 137 nter-

connectod by a straight link 138, and a crooked tall 139.

Tho two 1mhe 136 and 137 are seperatod apart for generally the came dlatance as the rocoae 126 and bole 15 128 in the outer end 124 of the correpondug lone 120.

Tho tail 139 oxtende at right angles from the longer limb 137 in direction off the shorter Lima 136, and 4e aubeeguntly Jonod to the front pert 144 of the rolovunt hinge 140. Tho shorter lamb 136 is a free lint.

Tho hook 135 i. conatructod to connect, when ueot in conjunction with respective nylon connector 150, the front end section 134 of the.eoc$etod arm 130 to the outer ond 124 of the corrospond$ug lone 120.

( -9 Referencs ie aloo made to Figurec 6A ad 6B, which.how the connector 150. The connector 150 has an elongate flat body 152 formed et its oppoalte ende with pair of 5 circular aperturoa 154 and 156 having the came diameter, and a cylindrical tube 158 integrally formed at one end of the body 152. The tube 15B projects co-axially from the rim portion of the first aperture 154, together sharing the same inner dlmeter. The apertures 154 and 10 156 and the lutorior of the tube 158 have rgnally Smaller diameter than the wire forming the front end aectlon 134 of the associated arm 130. The tube 15ú ha. a length that He generally the same as the thlekneee of the outer end 124 of the corresponding lena 120, and an outer 15 diameter that ia marginally smaller than the diameter of the hole 128 at that ions end 124.

The manner in which each arm 130 la connected to the corroapondlug lane 120 1e now dooeribod. To prepare for 20 eonneetion, the eoneetor 150 is flrat dlaposed onto, with ita second aperture 156 engaging over, tho front end hook 135 of the and 130. In doing so, the connector 150 is peaked from the shorter limb 136 of the hook 135 through the link 138 onto the longer lamb 137, with the

( -10 result that connoctor tube 158 facoa in tho oppoalte direction compared with the shorter limb 136.

For connection, the hook 135 4e engaged with the raceme S 126 and hole 128 at the outer end 124 of the lane 120, by having its shorter Lima 136 inserted fully into th hole 128 from the front aide of the lens 120 while ita longer limb 137 ie laterally engaging "[thin the rooeaa 126. The connector 150 is aubsoguently brought close and turned 10 until ltc tube 158 4 e aligned with the shorter lamb 136 in the hole 12B on the rear aids of the leue 120. To complete the connection, the connector 150 to preened to ineort its tube 158 fully into the hole 128 while fitting over the shorter lath 136 in the bole 128, unt41 the IS connector body 152 and the link 138 lie against the rear and front sidle of the Lana 120 ro. poctvoly.

The tube 158 has loner and outer damotora such that it connocte the ahortor lash 136 on its inaldo and the bole 20 128 on ite outside as a force fit that is suffcontly tight to Gluten the connection. The second aperture 156 fits around the longer link 137 and horde it in the reccoo 126. The Recede 326 4e n-ahep.d ^e mentioned Provo, or cur be made slightly V-shaped, to locate the

( - 1 1 longer limb 137, and is sufficiently deep to accommodate the entire thickness of the 14 my 137.

The connector 150 is -de of nylon material that 4s 5 slightly roalliently deformable, such that the tube 158 can be preae-ineerted into the annular apace between the shorter limp 136 And the hole 128. Also, the connector body 152 can be stretched across and connect the two limbs 136 and 137 on the roar tide of the lone 120. Such 10 features effect a stable concoction.

Reference 4e also made to neuron 5 to 5B Ed 7A to 7C, which show the bridge 110 and a nose pad support 160 welded to behind the bridge 110. The support 160 i.

IS formed by a metal wire, having opposite enda which are bent into roapectivo round hook. 162 for locating corresponding nose pads 164.

The bridge 110 is formed by another motel wire, hiving 20 opposite ends 112, each of which is bunt as shown to form a rearwardly facing, generally rectangular U-ohaped hook 135A. This hook 135A has the acme contructlon and shape so the previous hooks 135 of the erme 130, with equivalent parse designated by the came references 25 suffixed by a letter A-, i.o. a pair of relatively

-12 shorter and longer limbs 136A and 137A inter-connectod by a 14nk 138A.

In addition, this hook 135A is used in the eume manger as 5 described bovo in relation to the hooks 135 for connecting, when used in condunctlon with a corroapondlog said connector 150, the aasoclatod end 112 of the bridge 110 to the Baker end 122 of the corresponding lens 120.

For clarity, the relevant doecrlption of the connection 10 will not be repeated or is ncorporatod by reference.

It Ha underatund that the connoct$on may be employed b-twoen the lenses 120 and either one of, and not neceaserlly both of, the arms 130 and the bridge 110.

The invention has been. given by way of maple only, and various modifications and/or variation to the deacrlbed oent y be made by persons sky lied in the art we shout depart: from the scope of the lnre:tion as 20 apeci fled in the accopanylug claims.

Claims (1)

  1. -13 CLAIMS
    1. A pair of spectacles comprising' left and right lessee each havlug an inner end -d 5 an outer end, the outer end of each lena including a recosa at its peripheral edge and a hole located at Relatively short dlatnce Inwardly of the roamer, a bridge interconnecting the lessee by their inner ends' 10 a reapectiva arm concocted to the outer end of each lens, acid arm having a front end including a rearwerdly úecing, generally V-shaped hook which hem first, free limb inserted into the hole of the lens from front side thereof and a second lime that is connected to the arm 15 and located laterally within the receas of the Penal and a respective connector connecting the first and second 1mbB of the hook of each arm on a roar a$do of the corresponding ions, eald connector having first and second apertures engaging the fleet and second lithe 20 respectively and including a tube projoctlng co-axally from the first aperture and inserted into the hole of the lone from a rear aide thereof and flttlug over the first limb in the bolo.
    -14 2. Tho pair of spectacles a. claimed in claim 1, wherein the tube 4e up intagre1 part of the connector.
    3. The pair of apoctaclo. au claimed in claim 1 or 5 clefts 2, wherein the connector including the tube is made of a slightly resiliently deformable material.
    4. The pair of apectacloe ac claimed in any one of Clara 1 to 3, wherein the tube engage. with the float 10 limb of the hook and the hole of the lens me a force fit.
    5. The pair of apectacle. a. claimed in claim 4, Heroin the connector is stretched abroad the two limbs of the hook.
    6. The pair of apectaclo. me claimed in any ono of cl, 1 to 5, wherein the two llmbe of the hook have a substantially circular croo.-eoction, the two apertures and the tube of the connector are aubetut$ally circular 20 and cylindrical respectively.
    I. The pair of apoctacloa a. claimed in any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the recode is aufficl-ntly deep to accommodate the satire thlaknese of the second limb of 2S ah hook.
    f - 15 8. The pair of spectacles as claimed in any one of Claire 1 to 7, wherein the hook lo formed by a metal
    wire. s 9. The pair of spectacles ^e claimed in any one of cla; m. 1 to 8, wherein the bridge to a aeparato part interconnecting the lenses by their inner ends.
    10 10. A pair of spectacles comprising: loft and right lone.. each havlug an Sensor cod and an outer end, the inner end of each lens ncl_dng a recess at its peripheral edge and a hole located at a rolatlvoly short dietanco inwardly of the roceae' 15 a roapectivo arm connected to the outer end of each loner a bridge interconnecting the longer by their lunor once, said bridge having opposite ends each including a rearwardly facing, generally D-ohaped hook which has a 20 first, free lark inserted into the hole of the lone from a front aide thereof and a second limb that He connected to the bridge and located laterally within the rocese of the lone' and
    -16 a respective connector connecting the firat nd second lambs of the hook of each end of the breads on a rear side of the corroaponding lens, amid connector having first and second apertures engaging the fleet and 5 second llmhe rospectively and ncludlug a tube projoctng co-uxlally from the first aperture and inertod into the hole of the lent from a roar side thereof and fitting over the f trot lime in the hole.
    10 11. Tho pair of spectacles a. claimed in claim 10, whitely the tube is an atonal part of the co eótor.
    12. The pair of spectacles as claimed in claim 10 or claim 11, wherein the connector lucluding the tube is 15 made of a slightly roeiliently deformahlo mayoral.
    13, The pair of epoctacles as clad mod any one of clay 10 to 12, wherein the tube ongagoa with the fleet 1 of the hook and the hole of the lens as a force fit.
    14. The pair of spectacles a. claimed n clay 13, wherein the connector e stretched across the two lye of the hook.
    ( -17 15. The palr of apectacles as clai-^d in any one of claims 10 to 14, wherein the two lithe of the hook have a eubetuntially circular crouaeoctlon, the two apertures and the tube of the connector are oubetantially circular 5 and cylindrical roapect$voly.
    :L6. The pair of spectacles as claimed in Any one of claims 10 to 15, wherein the recess 'Le aufficlntly deep to accommodate the entire thlckneoa of the second limb of 10 the hook.
    17. The pa. r of spectacles ea claimed in any one of Plasma 10 to 16, wherein the bridge is formed by a metal wire. IS 18. A pair of apectaclea aubetantially as heronbefore described with roforenco to F4gurea 1 to 7C of the ACCOpanyinsl drawings.
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US6250755B1 (en) * 1998-11-04 2001-06-26 Microvision Optical, Inc. Attachment of bridge and temples to eyeglass lenses
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US6250755B1 (en) * 1998-11-04 2001-06-26 Microvision Optical, Inc. Attachment of bridge and temples to eyeglass lenses
US6007200A (en) * 1999-03-08 1999-12-28 Aoyama Gankyo Kabushiki Kaisha Lens holding mechanism of rimless spectacles
US6210002B1 (en) * 1999-06-14 2001-04-03 Hideaki Tachibana Lens holding mechanism of spectacles
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