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Title:
FLEXIBLE, SILICONE EYEGLASS FRAME WITHOUT EARPIECE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/002626
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The silicone eyeglass frame (1) according to the invention consists of a highly flexible and mobile siloxane structure. It is capable of being folded without being broken and of being directed to particular surfaces. Thanks to the material providing the frame to stand on the nose, the need for legs extending to the ears in the eyeglass frame (1) is eliminated.

Inventors:
RASİER RIFAT (TR)
NARİN SABRI ATA (TR)
Application Number:
TR2014/000250
Publication Date:
January 08, 2015
Filing Date:
July 04, 2014
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
RASİER RIFAT (TR)
NARİN SABRI ATA (TR)
International Classes:
G02C3/00; G02C5/00; G02C5/12
Domestic Patent References:
WO2012069980A22012-05-31
Foreign References:
DE202006019042U12007-08-02
DE202005000660U12006-06-01
US20110176101A12011-07-21
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DESTEK PATENT. INC. (Konak Mah. Lefkose Cad. NM Ofis Park B Blok No: 36 / 5 BEŞEVLER NİLÜFER, Bursa, 16110, TR)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. A flexible silicone eyeglass frame (1) without legs, characterized in consisting of a flexible and mobile siloxane structure capable of being folded without being broken and of being directed to particular surfaces.

2. The flexible silicone eyeglass frame (1) without legs according to Claim 1 , characterized in that a material made of steel or plastic and having a spring property is embedded within the nose area (2) of the eyeglass for providing the eyeglass (1) to be attached on the nose during production.

3. The flexible silicone eyeglass frame (1) without legs according to Claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the material from which the eyeglass frame (1) is produced are the types of polydimethylsiloxane such as polydimethylsiloxane derivatives, the use of polydimethylsiloxane at different percentages and the mixture thereof with other materials.

4. The flexible silicone eyeglass frame (1) without legs according to Claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the production of said eyeglass (1) according to the invention is performed with the injection molding method or with the hot molding method.

5. The flexible silicone eyeglass frame (1) without legs according to any one of the claims above, characterized in comprising small silicone holes (3) by the sides of said silicone eyeglass frame in order to be attached to the accessories such as necklace, eyeglass cord and retractable reel clips complementing the eyeglass.

Description:
DESCRIPTION Flexible, Silicone Eyeglass Frame without Earpiece

Technical Field

The invention relates to an eyeglass frame which is formed without legs and attached to the eye without having breaking and deformation problems.

The invention especially relates to an eyeglass frame without legs which is capable of being folded without being broken and of being directed to particular surfaces and which comprises a flexible and mobile siloxane structure.

State of the Art

The eyeglass frames used in the prior art have legs, therefore, as they are thick in terms of volume and occupy too much space, carrying thereof in the pocket is more difficult. Moreover, said eyeglass frames may leave a mark in the back of the ear and thus, allergic reaction may develop. Another point is that, routinely used eyeglasses with legs are not made of flexible polydimethylsiloxane material. Therefore, deformation and breaking problems are frequently encountered.

In the literature, one of the patents with respect to the subject is the application no. CN1885098A. In said application, eyeglasses without legs which are fixed on the nose by means of various adhesives are disclosed. However, in this application made by using adhesive, the process of applying adhesive is required to be repeated. This situation, however, causes the eyeglass to fall when the adhesive loses its adhesive property. Moreover, in the related application, in the bridge section of the eyeglass frame a ratchet mechanism made of rigid material and providing fixing by clamping the nose is disposed.

The application no. CN201600513U, however, relates to an eyeglass frame without legs whose fixing process is performed by a magnetic effect. In said application, in the nose section, the fixing is performed such that the areas formed in order to fix the eyeglass are magnetic and magnetic attraction is provided between the two sides of the nose.

l In conclusion, due to the aforementioned drawbacks and inadequacy of the existing solutions regarding the subject matter, a development is required to be made in the related technical field.

Object of the Invention

The present invention relates to silicone eyeglass frame which meets the aforementioned requirements, eliminates all the disadvantages and offers some additional advantages.

The primary object of the invention, with the flexible silicone eyeglass frame without legs, is to provide the frame to be attached on the nose, to prevent formation of any mark in the back of the ear and to reduce the allergic reactions. Besides, the frame becomes lighter, the thickness thereof is reduced, thus is carried easily.

Another object of the invention, thanks to the flexible structure of the eyeglass frame, is to eliminate the possibility of breaking by being deformed when put in the pocket or bag.

An object of the invention, thanks to the material of the eyeglass frame according to the invention, is to provide the frame to stand on the nose without falling without needing an extra apparatus.

An object of the invention is to provide different sizes of nose sections in order to provide the eyeglass frame to be adapted to different types of noses.

Yet another object of the invention is to provide the lenses to be easily replaced by the users as the obtained eyeglass frame does not comprise a skeleton.

Figures Facilitating Understanding of the Invention

Figure 1 is the perspective view of the flexible, silicone eyeglass frame (1) without legs according to the invention.

Figure 2a is the front view of the flexible, silicone eyeglass frame (1) without legs according to the invention.

Figure 2b is the horizontal (from bottom) view of the flexible, silicone eyeglass frame (1) without legs according to the invention. Figure 2c is the side view of the flexible, silicone eyeglass frame (1) without legs according to the invention.

Description of the Part References

1 . Eyeglass frame

2. Nose area

3. Hole

Detailed Description of the Invention

The silicone eyeglass frame (1) according to the invention consists of a highly flexible and mobile siloxane structure. It is capable of being folded without being broken and of being directed to particular surfaces. The flexible eyeglass frame (1) without legs, regarding the material from which it is produced, consists of types of polydimethylsiloxane. These can be polydimethylsiloxane derivatives, the use of polydimethylsiloxane at different percentages and the mixture thereof with other materials. Moreover, said material can consist of polydimethylsiloxane, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), chemical derivatives of said substances and the mixtures thereof at different percentages. These materials can be mixed with softener chemicals at different ratios for providing the desired rigidity and softness of the eyeglass. Thanks to said material, the eyeglass frame (1) serves as a spring grasping the nose and can be attached to the nose without needing any additional apparatus. It is capable of standing attached to the nose without falling therefrom during the daily activities such as reading, despite the weight of the lenses. Therefore, the need for legs extending to the ears in the eyeglass frame (1) is eliminated.

Thanks to the flexible structure provided with the material, the sections of the eyeglass frame (1) holding the lenses are lifted 30 degrees above. The oval sections of the eyeglass frame (1) holding the lenses are produced by being positioned at different angles between 0 and 60 degrees according to the nose area (2).

Said eyeglass frame (1) is produced by using polydimethylsiloxane derivatives, the use of polydimethylsiloxane at different percentages and the mixture thereof with other materials. The production is performed with the injection molding method (LSR-liquid silicone rubber) or with the hot molding method (HTV- high temperature vulcanization). By the sides of the silicone eyeglass frame (1) according to the invention, small silicone holes (3) are provided. The eyeglass frame (1) can be attached to the accessories through these holes (3). These accessories are necklace, eyeglass cord and retractable reel clips complementing the eyeglass. The most suitable sizes for the eyeglass frame (1) according to the invention are horizontally 116.637 mm in a way to incorporate the side holes (3) as well and 4.500 mm in terms of thickness. Said sizes can change according to the models and formal differences.

In an alternative embodiment of the invention, a material made of steel or plastic and having a spring property is embedded within the nose area (2) of the eyeglass frame (1) during production. This spring material provides the eyeglass frame (1) to be attached on the nose.