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Title:
A POUCH FOR SUNGLASSES, PROTECTIVE GOGGLES, SPECTACLES, ETC.
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/155115
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
According to an example embodiment, a pouch for storing and cleaning glasses such as sunglasses, protective goggles or spectacles is provided, the pouch comprising a first opening for inserting the glasses into the pouch, wherein the pouch comprises a second opening at the back of the pouch for guiding a temple of the glasses stored inside the pouch to the exterior of the pouch through the second opening to enable storing the glasses in the pouch such that a portion of the pouch is arranged between the temples and lenses of the glasses.

Inventors:
MATIKAINEN, Harri (Maununnevantie 3 B 25, Helsinki, 00430, FI)
Application Number:
FI2019/050016
Publication Date:
August 15, 2019
Filing Date:
January 11, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TAONNAN VIESTI OY (Kuusmiehentie 3 E 24, Helsinki, 00690, FI)
International Classes:
G02C13/00; A45C11/04
Foreign References:
US4290522A1981-09-22
FR2670655A11992-06-26
US20090026095A12009-01-29
US2903125A1959-09-08
US5626224A1997-05-06
JPH0518319U1993-03-09
Other References:
None
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BERGGREN OY (P.O. Box 16, Helsinki, 00101, FI)
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Claims:
Claims

1. A pouch (1 ) for storing and cleaning glasses (3) such as sunglasses, protective goggles or spectacles, the pouch (1 ) comprising a first opening (7) for inserting the glasses (3) into the pouch (1 ),

characterized in that the pouch (1 ) comprises a second opening (2) at the back of the pouch (1 ) for guiding a temple (4) of the glasses (3) stored inside the pouch (1 ) to the exterior of the pouch (1 ) through the second opening (2) to enable storing the glasses (3) in the pouch (1 ) such that a portion of the pouch (1 ) is arranged between the temples (4) and lenses

(6) of the glasses (3).

2. A pouch (1 ) according to claim 1 , wherein the pouch (1 ) is made of flexible material that enables deforming the pouch (1 ).

3. A pouch (1 ) according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the pouch (1 ) is made of soft cloth suitable for cleaning the lenses (6) of the glasses (3) stored inside the pouch (1 ).

4. A pouch (1 ) according to any of claims 1 to 3, further comprising a closing mechanism (8) for closing the first opening (7) such that the other temple (4) of the classes extends to the exterior of the pouch (1 ) through the first opening (7).

5. A pouch (1 ) according to claim 4, wherein the closing mechanism (8) comprises a string (5) for closing the first opening (7) arranged at the rim of the first opening (7).

Description:
A pouch for sunglasses, protective goggles, spectacles, etc. TECHNICAL FIELD

The example and non-limiting embodiments of the present invention relate to a pouch suitable for storing and cleaning glasses such as sunglasses, protective goggles, spectacles, etc.

SUMMARY

The present invention is based on an approach that enables storing sunglasses, protective goggle, spectacles, etc. in a pouch such that their temples are left to the exterior of the pouch, thereby both protecting the glasses and enabling convenient cleaning of the glasses.

In contrast, previously known pouches for sunglasses, protective goggles, spectacles, etc. do not enable storage of glasses therein such that their temples are left outside the pouch.

According to an example embodiment, a pouch for storing and cleaning glasses such as sunglasses, protective goggles or spectacles is provided, the pouch comprising a first opening for inserting the glasses into the pouch, wherein the pouch comprises a second opening at the back of the pouch for guiding a temple of the glasses stored inside the pouch to the exterior of the pouch through the second opening to enable storing the glasses in the pouch such that a portion of the pouch is arranged between the temples and lenses of the glasses.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF FIGURES

The embodiments of the invention are illustrated by way of example, and not by way of limitation, in the figures of the accompanying drawings, where Figure 1 illustrates an empty pouch for sunglasses, protective goggles, spectacles, etc. where the pouch is open; Figure 2 illustrates inserting glasses into a pouch such that a temple of the glasses protrudes to the exterior of the pouch through an opening at the back of the pouch;

Figure 3 illustrates the temple of the glasses protruding to the exterior of the pouch through the opening at the back of the pouch;

Figure 4 illustrates the temple of the glasses fully extending to the exterior of the pouch the pouch through the opening at the back of the pouch;

Figure 5 illustrates the temple of the glasses fully extending outside the pouch through the opening at the back of the pouch from another angle; Figure 6 illustrates the poach closed with the temples of the glasses stored in the pouch folded into so called storage position;

Figure 7 illustrates sunglasses, protective goggles, spectacles, etc. and the pouch in a scenario where the lenses of the glasses are being cleaned by using the pouch itself in preparation of using the glasses; and Figure 8 illustrates an enlarged view to the illustration of Figure 7.

DESCRIPTION OF SOME EMBODIMENTS

Figures 1 to 8 illustrate a pouch for storing and cleaning sunglasses, protective goggles, spectacles, etc. Herein, for clarity and brevity of the description, where applicable, the term‘glasses’ is applied to jointly refer to the sunglasses, protective goggles, spectacles, etc. that may be stored in and cleaned by the pouch described in the present disclosure. In Figures 1 to 8 and in the following description (where applicable), the glasses in their entirety are referred to via a reference number 3.

Figure 1 illustrates a pouch 1 , which is a pouch for storing and cleaning glasses 3 such as sunglasses, protective goggles, spectacles, etc. Figure 1 shows a first opening 7 that enables inserting the glasses 3 into the pouch and a second opening provided at the back of the pouch 1 , the second opening thereby provided substantially at the opposite end with respect to the first opening 7. The second opening enables guiding a temple 4 of the glasses 3 arranged inside the pouch 1 to the exterior of the pouch 1. In the example depicted in Figures 1 to 8, the second opening 2 is smaller than the first opening 7. The second opening 2 is a difference in comparison to pouches known in the art.

The pouch 1 is made of soft and flexible material that, implicitly, enables reshaping and/or deforming the pouch 1. In an example, the pouch 1 is made of microfiber fabric or other fabric that is suitable for cleaning lenses and/or optical components. As illustrated in Figure 2, when the glasses 3 are inserted into the pouch 1 through the first opening 7 and towards the second opening 2 at the back of the pouch 1 , the pouch 1 may be held in a hand such that the temple 4 of the glasses 3 coincides with the second opening 2 and protrudes to the exterior of the pouch 1 therethrough. Figure 3 illustrates a situation where the temple 4 of the glasses 3 partially protrudes through the second opening 2, whereas Figure 4 illustrates a situation where the temple 4 of the glasses 3 fully extends to the exterior of the pouch 1 through the second opening 2 and Figure 5 illustrates the situation depicted in Figure 4 from an angle opposite to that of Figure 4. Figure 6 shows the temples 4 of the glasses 3 folded into the storage position, such that they are turned against lenses 6 protected by the pouch 1. In a situation illustrated in Figure 6, the pouch 1 has been substantially closed by pulling strings 5, while the (other) temple 4 of the glasses 3 extends to the exterior of the pouch 1 through the first opening 7. In the example of Figure 6, the pouch 1 is provided with a closing mechanism that includes two strings 5 arranged around a rim of the first opening 7 of the pouch 1 , which is a primary opening of the pouch 1 that is most clearly visible in the illustration of Figure 1. In the example of Figure 6, the strings 5 are arranged within a passage sewn at the rim of the first opening 7, which passage may have an internal width of approximately 15 mm. Figure 7 illustrates the glasses 3 such as sunglasses, protective goggles, spectacles, etc. arranged inside the pouch 1 while their lenses 6 are being cleaned by rubbing the cloth of the pouch 1 against the lenses 6 by fingers. The pouch 1 enables storing the glasses 3 inside the pouch 1 such that the part of the fabric of the pouch 1 is arranged between the temples 4 when the lenses 6 of the glasses 3 are stored inside the pouch 1 , thereby also providing protection against damage that could otherwise occur due to tips of the temples 4 directly pressing against the lenses 6.

Figure 8 further illustrates usage of the pouch 1. The lenses 6 may be rubbed via the the pouch 1 when the glasses 3 are inside the pouch 1. Before cleaning the lenses 6 by rubbing, one may breathe some air to the interior of the pouch 1 through the first opening 7 to introduce some moisture on surfaces of the lenses 6 for improved cleaning result.