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Title:
SIDE TEMPLE FOR EYEGLASSES FRAME, AND EYEGLASSES PROVIDED WITH SUCH A TEMPLE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/191574
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The side temple (7, 7', 7", 7III; 9, 9', 9", 9III) of an eyeglasses frame (1, 1', 1", 1III) according to the invention comprises a fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21IV, 21V, 21VI) arranged for secure the temple itself to a user's garment, and the fixing clip is arranged on the side of the temple (7, 7', 7", 7III; 9, 9', 9", 9III) arranged for be facing towards the user's head while he/she is wearing the eyeglasses. The clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21IV, 21V, 21VI) allows hanging and firmly securing the eyeglasses to the breast pocket or to the collar of a shirt, thereby preventing them from falling when one bends. Being on the inside of the temples, such clips are less visible.

Inventors:
MARINI LUIGI (IT)
Application Number:
IB2017/052569
Publication Date:
November 09, 2017
Filing Date:
May 03, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MARINI LUIGI (IT)
International Classes:
G02C3/04; G02C11/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO1999000693A11999-01-07
Foreign References:
US20050128430A12005-06-16
US20020021405A12002-02-21
FR2765353A11998-12-31
DE7826646U11979-02-08
US3209755A1965-10-05
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BONATTO, Marco et al. (Via Borgonuovo 10, Milano, IT)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1) Side temple (7, 7', 7", 7III' 7IV; 9, 9', 9", 9III, 9IV) of an eyeglasses frame (1, 1', 1", lIII , 1IV, lv, 1VI) , wherein the temple comprises a fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII) arranged for secure the temple itself to a user's garment, and the fixing clip is arranged on the side of the temple (7, 7', 7", 7III; 9, 9', 9", 9III) arranged for be facing towards the user's head while he/she is wearing the eyeglasses .

2) Temple according to claim 1, wherein the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII '

21XVI 21XIX) is arranged for secure the temple itself to the flap or hem of the user's garment, such as the flap or edge of a pocket, breast pocket, neck or collar.

3) Temple according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII ' 21XVI ' 21XIX) is integrally formed from the temple.

4) Temple according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein:

- the eyeglasses frame (1, 1', 1", lIII) comprises a front element (5, 5", 5III) , at least one lens (13) fixed to the front element (5, 5", 5III) and at least one articulated joint (11, 11", llIII) through which the temple (7, 7', 7", 7III; 9, 9', 9", 9III) is attached to the front element (5, 5", 5III) so as to reversibly rotate with respect to it;

- the temple (7, 7', 7", 7III; 9, 9', 9", 9III) comprises at least one portion of the at least one articulated joint (11, 11", llIII) ;

- the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII) is hinged to the at least one articulated joint (11, 11", llIII) .

5) Temple according to claim 4, wherein:

the articulated joint (11, 11", llIII) comprises a hinge which in turn comprises a screw or pin (25) around which the temple (7, 7', 7", 7III; 9, 9', 9", 9III) and the front element (5, 5", 5III) rotate;

- the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII) is hinged to the screw or pin (25) so as to rotate around such a screw or pin (25) .

6) Temple according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII) has a free end and the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III) at least at or in the vicinity of such a free end constantly presses aaggaaiinnsstt tthhee tteemmppllee ((77,, 7', 7", 7III; 9, 9', 9", 9III) on which the clip is fixed

7) Temple according to claim 6, comprising a spring, another elastic element and/or a magnet (29) that constantly presses the free end of the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII) against the temple (7, 7', 7", 7III; 9, 9', 9", 9III) on which the clip is fixed.

8) Temple according to claim 3, comprising a slit or other through opening (23) which thoroughly crosses the whole thickness of the temple (7', 7"; 9', 9") and defines and delimits at least a part of the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII) .

9) Temple according to claim 8, wherein the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III) has a free end and the slit or other through opening (23) defines and delimits at least the free end of the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII) .

10) Temple according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII) is oriented longitudinally to the temple itself.

11) Temple according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII) is oriented transversely to the temple itself.

12) Temple according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the clip is permanently attached to the temple and cannot be removed therefrom without destroying, damaging, cutting, milling, drilling, melting or dissolving the material of the temple, of the clip or a possible third material that attaches the temple to the clip.

13) Temple according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII) and the temple are integrally formed by one or more of the following processes: injection moulding, casting, melting, die casting, forging, milling, clipping, carving, engraving, electrical discharge machining, additive manufacturing, fused deposition production, fused deposition modelling, stereolithography, three- dimensional printing, that is, "3D printing" in the current technical jargon, sintering, selective laser sintering (SLS) . 14) Temple according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the clip (21, 21, 21, 21"III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x 21, XI, 21XII) is attached to the temple through one or more of the following techniques: cold and/or hot blanking and/or stamping, welding, gluing, riveting, hot and/or cold plastic deformation, forging, screwing, riveting, co-moulding.

15) Temple according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the fixing clip (21XVI) in a plan view, i.e. when viewed in a direction substantially perpendicular to the overall lying plane of the respective temple (7XVI, 9XVI) , on the whole forms a curve so as to have for example an overall L-shape, angled or arched shape.

16) Temple according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the fixing clip (21XIX) in a plan view, i.e. when viewed in a direction substantially perpendicular to the overall lying plane of the respective temple (7XIX, 9XIX ) , is on the whole inclined with respect to the adjacent stretch of the temple (7XIX, 9XIX ) to which the clip is attached. 17) Eyeglasses frame (1, 1', 1", 1 ) comprising at least one temple (7, 7', 7", 7III; 9, 9', 9", 9III) according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the fixing clip (21, 21', 21", 21III, 21VII, 21VIII, 21IX, 21x, 21XI, 21XII) is arranged longitudinally to the temple itself and on the side of the latter arranged for facing towards the user's head while he/she is wearing the eyeglasses.

Description:
TEMPLE FOR EYEGLASSES FRAME, AND EYEGLASSES DED WITH SUCH A TEMPLE

[1] The present international patent application claims the priority of the application for Italian utility model no. IT202016000045393 filed on May 03 2016 and incorporates the content thereof by reference.

Field of the invention

[2] The present invention relates to a clip for securing a pair of eyeglasses to a garment, preventing them from falling accidentally for example from the shirt pocket or from a pants pocket.

Background art

[3] Sometimes it happens that one has to put on and take off his eyeglasses frequently.

[4] If it is uncomfortable to rest eyeglasses somewhere, for example because one is visiting a trade show, a museum, a supermarket or a very big working environment, but also one needs to have his hands free, a common solution is to put them in the pocket of a jacket, shirt or blouse.

[5] However, this involves the inconvenience that when bending, the eyeglasses may accidentally fall out of the pocket, risking to break or get dirty.

Various solutions have been developed over time to prevent this inconvenience.

[6] One of them for example is to hang the eyeglasses around the neck like a necklace using a lace or a chain, a solution that is however inconvenient when one has to bend much: in fact the eyeglasses waddle before the eyes of the user and still are likely to reach the floor or the ground. [7] Another solution, described in documents US6029319 or US4903375, consists in providing the eyeglasses with a clip attached to the outer side of the temple and able to clamp the edge of a pocket or the hem of a garment, preventing it from falling.

[8] The author of the present invention has however noted that these clips heavily affect the aesthetics of the frame, greatly limiting the spread of these clips on the market.

[9] An object of the present invention is to overcome the drawbacks mentioned above and in particular allow attaching an eyeglasses frame to a garment, preventing it from falling for example from a pocket or a shirt or jacket pocket, with a lesser aesthetic impact on the frame itself.

Summary of the invention

[10] Such an object is achieved, in a first aspect of the present invention, by a side temple having the features according to claim 1.

[11] In a second aspect of the invention, such an object is achieved with an eyeglasses frame having the features according to claim 17.

[12] Further features of the device are the subject of the dependent claims.

[13] Further advantages that may be achieved with the present invention will become apparent to the man skilled in the art from the following detailed description of some non-limiting particular embodiment illustrated with reference to the following schematic figures.

List of Figures

Figure 1 shows a perspective view of a portion of an eyeglasses frame according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 2 shows a front view of a portion of an eyeglasses temple according to a second embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 3 shows a perspective view of a portion of an eyeglasses frame according to a third embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 4 shows a perspective view of a portion of an eyeglasses frame according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 5 shows a perspective view of a portion of an eyeglasses frame according to a fifth embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 6 shows a perspective view of a detail of an eyeglasses frame according to a sixth embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 6A shows a section according to plane Vla-VIa of the frame of Figure 6;

Figure 7 shows a perspective view of a detail of an eyeglasses frame according to a seventh embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 8 shows a first example of securing one of the frames of Figures 1-14 to a garment of an end user;

Figure 9 shows a perspective view of a detail of a fixing clip of an eyeglasses frame according to an eighth embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 10 shows a perspective view of a detail of a fixing clip of an eyeglasses frame according to a ninth embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 11 shows a perspective view of a detail of a fixing clip of an eyeglasses frame according to a tenth embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 12 shows a perspective view of a detail of a fixing clip of an eyeglasses frame according to an eleventh embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 13 shows a perspective view of a detail of a fixing clip of an eyeglasses frame according to a twelfth embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 14 shows a perspective view of a detail of a fixing clip of an eyeglasses frame according to a thirteenth embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 15 shows a second example of securing one of the frames of Figures 1-14 to a garment of an end user;

Figure 16 shows a perspective view of a portion of an eyeglasses frame according to a fourteenth embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 17 shows a detail of the frame of figure 16, in a section according to plane XVII-XVII;

Figure 18 shows a detail of the frame of figure 16, in a section according to plane XVIII-XVIII;

Figure 19 shows a perspective view of a portion of an eyeglasses frame according to a fifteenth embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 20 shows a detail of the frame of figure 19, in a section according to plane XIX-XIX longitudinal to the clip.

Detailed description

[14] When not otherwise specified, the terms "front", "side", "back", "front", "lower", "upper", "right", "left", "top", "bottom", if referring to an eyeglasses frame, will be deemed to refer to the frame normally worn by an end user.

[15] Figure 1 relates to a pair of eyeglasses indicated as a whole with reference numeral 1 according to a first embodiment of the invention.

[16] The eyeglass frame 1, indicated as a whole with reference numeral 3, comprises a front element 5 and two temples 7, 9, also called templebars, each of which is fixed by means of an articulated joint 11, such as a hinge, to a flank/side/end of the front element 5.

[17] The front element 3 is designed to fix a pair of lenses 13 keeping them before the eyes of the person who is wearing them.

[18] "Lens" in the present description means a dioptre having magnifying or corrective power, or even a transparent or semi-transparent plate or shell without magnifying or corrective power, such as sunglasses that are not prescription eyeglasses, lenses - or more precisely optical filters - for welder goggles, or even more complex optical systems such as magnifying optics formed by multiple lenses, optical prisms and/or mirrors such as microscopes, telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, electronic displays and projectors for example for augmented reality, infrared night vision goggles or visors.

[19] Lenses 13 may be made for example of glass and/or plastic material.

[20] As in the embodiments of figures 1 and 2, the front element 3 may form a sort of frame 15 at least partially surrounding lenses 13; if it surrounds the entire perimeter of lens 13, in technical jargon such a frame 15 is currently referred to as "rim".

[21] The back end of the temples 7, 9 may form a stretch bent downwards with respect to their front portion; in technical jargon, such a bent stretch 19, designed to rest on the ear (Figures 2, 3, 5) is currently referred to as "temple tip".

[22] Each temple 7, 9 may be made for example of metal or plastic.

[23] At least one of the temples 7, 9 is provided with a fixing clip 21 designed to hang and secure the temple 7, 9, and thus the respective eyeglasses 1, to a garment of the user, for example the rim of a breast pocket, pocket or collar of a shirt, blouse, t-shirt, jacket, scarf, foulard.

[24] According to one aspect of the invention, the fixing clip 21 is arranged on the side of the temple 7, 9 designed to face towards the user's head while he/she is wearing the eyeglasses during normal use.

[25] When the user wears eyeglasses 1 normally put on, the clip 21 is facing towards the temple or in any case the skull of the user him/herself.

[26] Both temples 7, 9 of a full eyeglasses frame 1 may be provided with a respective clip 21.

[27] Preferably, each clip 21, 21', 21", 21 III , 21 VII , 21 VIII , 21 IX , 21 x , 21 XI , 21 XII is arranged close to or at the articulated joint 11 attaching the respective temple 7, 9 to the front element 5.

[28] To this end, each clip 21, 21', 21", 21 III , 21 VII , 21 VIII , 21 IX , 21 x , 21 XI , 21 XII is arranged at a distance from the articulated joint 11 preferably smaller than or equal to half the overall length of the temple 7, 9, more preferably not smaller than or equal to a quarter of the overall length of temple 7, 9 and more preferably smaller than or equal to one sixth of the overall length of temple 7, 9, wherein such a distance is referred to the end of clip 21, 21', 21", 21 III , 21 VII , 21 VIII , 21 IX , 21 x , 21 XI , 21 XII that is attached the temple 7, 9 or branching off it.

[29] Alternately, each clip 21, 21', 21", 21 , 21 v , 21 VIII , 21 IX , 21 x , 21 XI , 21 XII is arranged at a distance from the articulated joint 11 preferably equal to or smaller than four centimetres, more preferably equal to or smaller than three centimetres and even more preferably equal to or smaller than two centimetres.

[30] Each clip 21 may have a substantially oblong shape and be oriented longitudinally (Figures 1, 2, 4, 5) or transversely to the relevant temple 7, 9 (Figure 3) .

[31] Each clip 21 may be made substantially as a more or less elastic sheet designed to clamp the flap of the garment against the side of the temple 7, 9 itself.

[32] Each clip 21, 21', 21", 21 III , 21 VII , 21 VIII , 21 IX , 21 x , 21 XI , 21 XII may have an overall shape for example curved, S o Z when viewed in a direction parallel to the axis of rotation of the relevant temple 7, 9 with respect to the front element 5.

[33] In particular, the S or Z shape with the free end of the clip 21, 21', 21", 21 III which, by moving ideally from the secured end to the free one of the clip, diverges from the temple, greatly facilitates the grip and lock of the clip on the flap of the garment.

[34] Each clip 21 can be integrally formed from the temple 7, 9 and in particular can be made of the same material of the temple, e.g. metal or plastic.

[35] The clip 21 and the relevant temple 7, 9 may be integrally formed for example through one or more of these techniques: injection moulding, casting, melting, die casting, forging, milling, clipping, carving, engraving, electrical discharge machining, additive manufacturing, fused deposition production, fused deposition modelling, stereolithography, three- dimensional printing, that is, "3D printing" in the current technical jargon, sintering, selective laser sintering (SLS) .

[36] Alternatively each clip 21 and each temple 7, 9 may be formed separately and then joined together, and optionally may be made of different materials.

[37] In that case, the clip 21 can be obtained, in addition to the techniques listed above, for example by cold and/or hot blanking and/or stamping.

[38] The clips 21 and temples 7, 9 may be joined for example by welding, gluing, riveting, hot and cold forging, screwing, riveting, co-moulding.

[39] Preferably, each clip 21 is joined to the respective temple 7, 9 permanently, meaning that in order to separate the temple and the clip it is necessary to carry out processes and other operations on them that are outside the normal use by the end user and by ordinary cleaning and maintenance, and for example have to be unglued, sawn, cut, sheared, milled, unsoldered, pierced, melted, dissolved.

[40] In that case, the temples 21 provided with clips 7, 9 already secured may be marketed separately from the original eyeglasses; those who suffer particularly due to the problem of eyeglasses falling from small pockets or pockets can buy one or two temples 21 with clips and replace the original ones, for example simply by dismounting and remounting hinges 11.

[41] Figure 2 shows a pair of eyeglasses according to a second embodiment of the invention.

[42] These eyeglasses comprise a frame in turn comprising a temple 7' , 9' with a fixing clip 21' according to the invention.

[43] The clip 21', having the shape of a tab or elongated sheet, is defined and delimited by a slit or other through opening 23 that thoroughly -that is from side to side- crosses the entire thickness of the temple 7 ' , 9' .

[44] Advantageously, the clip 21' and the temple 7', 9' form a single integral piece and are made of the same material, preferably a synthetic resin.

[45] This shape of clip in fact lends itself particularly to be formed, at very low cost and with very simple processes, on relatively very large temples, - approximately over 10-20 mm - generally made of plastic material.

[46] The clip 21' may lie in the same lying plane - or surface - of the rest of the temple 7', 9', or more advantageously it may protrude in a more and less significant manner from the rest of the temple towards the user's temple.

[47] Figure 3 shows a pair of eyeglasses 1" according to a third embodiment of the invention.

[48] The fixing clip 21" of these eyeglasses differs from the clip 21' in Figure 2 mainly because while the clip 21' extends longitudinally to the temple 7', 9', the clip 21" extends perpendicularly, or in any case transversely to the temple 7", 9".

[49] All other construction details may for example be identical to those of the clip 21' and the temple 7', 9', or even of the other temples and fixing clips described above.

[50] For example, also the clip 21" is preferably shaped like an elongated tab or sheet, and is preferably defined and delimited by a through slit 23' thoroughly crossing the entire thickness of the temple 7", 9".

[51] Extending transversely to the temple 7", 9", the clip 21" is particularly adapted to clamp the hem of the collar of a shirt or the hems of an unbuttoned shirt collar.

[52] Figure 4 shows a pair of eyeglasses l III according to a fourth embodiment of the invention.

[53] The fixing clip 21 III of these eyeglasses differs from the clip 21 in Figure 1 mainly because the latter is integrally formed from the temple 7, 9, while the clip 21 III is formed from a piece separated from the temple I 111 , 9 III and is hinged to the hinge or other articulated joint ll III through which the temples I 111 , 9 III are attached to the front element 5 III .

[54] As shown in Figure 4, the clip 21 III may advantageously be hinged to the same screw or pin 25 around which all the movable parts of the hinge ll III rotate; to this end, the clip 21 III may be provided with a hole or through slot 27 in which the screw or pin 25 is inserted.

[55] In this way, the clip 21 III is attached to a particularly strong area of the frame using elements and shapes of the hinge ll III already existing, and thus making the replacement, after the purchase of eyeglasses, of any original temples without fixing clip with new temples provided with clip and a possible further mounting of the original temples in place of the temples with clip easier and more cost-effective, if the user changes his/her mind. [56] Figure 5 shows a pair of eyeglasses 1 according to a fifth embodiment of the invention.

[57] The fixing clip 21 IV of these eyeglasses differs from the clip 21 III in Figure 4 mainly because the eyelet 26 of the latter forms a male hinge portion that fits into a female seat of the hinge ll III within the hinge itself.

[58] The clip 21 IV instead fits outside of the hinge 11 IV , and more specifically its two eyelets 26 IV form a female seat in which the elements of the original hinge 11 IV can be fit.

[59] Also the clip 21 IV may hinge with the other elements of the original hinge 11 IV by rotating like the latter and with respect to them around a common screw or pin 25 IV .

[60] In general, the clip 21 IV lends itself to be made larger and sturdier than the clip 21 III .

[61] In fact, unlike the clip 21 III , the clip 21 IV does not require modifying the elements of the hinge 11 IV , in particular thinning the other male elements of hinge 11 IV to allow accommodating the male element formed by the eyelet 26 therewith.

[62] The hinge or other articulated joint 11, 11', 11", ll III , 11 IV can be provided with a spring or other elastic return element, not shown, that constantly pushes the free end of the clip 21 III against the temple 7 III , 9 III allowing pinching the hem of the garment.

[63] As an alternative to the spring, the frame 3 III may be provided with other return devices, such as a system comprising at least one magnet 29 that constantly pushes the free end of the spring against the temple [64] As shown in Figure 4, the magnet 29 can be placed near or at the free end of the clip 21 III and be attached to the clip itself and/or to the temple I 111 , 9 III , especially in the case of plastic temples.

[65] The magnet, compared to the solution with spring, allows reducing both the clip and temple thickness and their costs, making the clip fastening more reliable.

[66] Alternatively or simultaneously, the magnet 29 or another magnet may be fixed permanently on the temple or formed thereon.

[67] The magnet 29 may also be a magnetized portion of the same material that forms the temple or the fixing clip .

[68] The clip 21 III in Figure 4 is particularly adapted to be mounted on thin metal temples, but is also effective if mounted on larger temples made of plastic.

[69] All other construction details of the clip 21 III and the frame l III can be for example identical to those of the fixing clips, temples and frames described above.

[70] As shown in Figures 6, 6A, the free end of a clip 21 v according to a particular embodiment can be provided with lateral wings 31 protruding laterally and in directions transverse to the assembly of the clip 21 v itself, forming a recess designed to accommodate an intermediate stretch of the respective temple 7 V , 9 V .

[71] The lateral wings 31, as well as protrusions 35, 35 VII , 35 VIII , 35 IX , 35 x , 35 XI , 35 XII and any corresponding recesses 33, allow the clip to grab more firmly the hem of garment, further reducing the risks that the eyeglasses may fall out unexpectedly from a pocket, breast pocket or collar and fall to the ground. [72] More in particular, the lateral wings 31, as well as protrusions 35, 35 VII , 35 VIII , 35 IX , 35 x , 35 XI , 35 XII and any corresponding recesses 33 allow securing an eyeglasses frame also at the hem of a garment that extends almost vertically, as shown for example in Figure 15, and not only to the horizontal flap of a pocket or at the lowest point of a collar (Figure 8) or a neckline, which may be of particular advantage when wearing dresses with particularly large necklines.

[73] As shown in Figure 7, an eyeglasses frame 1 VI according to the invention and for example a side temple 7 VI , 9 VI thereof, may be provided with a recess 33 arranged to accommodate a respective protrusion 35 formed on the fixing clip 21 VI .

[74 ] Preferably, the protrusion 35 is formed at or near the free end 210 of the clip 21 VI .

[75] The recess 33 may have for example approximately V-, U, polygonal or rounded-shaped cross-sections.

[76] By inserting at least partially into recess 33, clip 21 VI grabs the hems of the garment more firmly.

[77] Alternatively, but always to grab the edges of a garment more firmly, as shown in Figures 9-14, an eyeglasses frame according to the invention may be provided with a protrusion 35, 35 VII , 35 VIII , 35 IX , 35 x , 35 XI , 35 XII but not with the corresponding recess 33.

[78] In this case, the protrusion 35, 35 VII , 35 VIII , 35 IX , 35 x , 35 XI , 35 XII presses against a relatively flat portion of the respective side temple 7, 9.

[79] Whether recess 33 is present or not, the protrusion 35 VII , 35 VIII , 35 IX , 35 x , 35 XI , 35 XII , also preferably formed at or close the free end 210 of clip 21 VII , 21 VIII , 21 IX , 21 x , 21 XI , 21 XII , may be shaped for example as a hemisphere (Figure 9), a cone (Figure 10), a truncated cone, a pyramid, a truncated pyramid, a spherical cap (Figure 9), ellipsoidal or other type boss or rib substantially oblong (Figures 11-14), and/or form a serrated surface (Figures 12, 14) or a wavy surface (Figure 13) .

[80] In other embodiments not shown, the protrusions 35, 35 VII , 35 VIII , 35 IX , 35 x , 35 XI , 35 XII rather than on the fixing clips 21 IV , 21 VII , 21 VIII , 21 IX , 21 x , 21 XI , 21 XII may be formed on the side temples 7, 9.

[81] In other embodiments not shown, recesses 33 that accommodate protrusions 35, 35 VII , 35 VIII , 35 IX , 35 x , 35 XI , 35 XII , rather than on the side temples 7, 9, 7 IV , 9 IV may be formed on the fixing clips 21 IV , 21 VII , 21 VIII , 21 IX , 21 x , 21 XI , 21 XII .

[82] More in general, in some preferred embodiments, the side temples and the fixing clips may form a male/female coupling designed to pinch the hems of a garment by concentrating on a limited area the pinching pressure so as to firmly secure the eyeglasses frame to the garment .

[83] Each clip 21 XVI may advantageously have a plan shape, when viewed in a direction substantially perpendicular to the overall lying plane of the respective temple 7 XVI , 9 XVI , which overall forms a curve (Figures 16-18) .

[84] This curve may be a sharp elbow or have a more or less wide bending radius, or even an arc of a circle.

[85] The end of the clip 21 XVI which is attached to the temple 7 XVI , 9 XVI may extend for example substantially perpendicular to the adjacent stretch of the temple 7 XIX , 9 XIX , when viewing the clip in a plan view. [86] The free end of clip 21 may extend for example substantially parallel or longitudinal to the adjacent stretch of the temple 7 XIX , 9 XIX .

[87] More generally, preferably the end of the clip 21 XVI that is attached to the temple 7 XVI , 9 XVI extends more transversely to the adjacent stretch of temple 7 XIX , 9 XIX than the free end of the clip itself.

[88] Each clip 21 XVI may have overall shape in a plan view substantially as an L or Z .

[89] Each clip 21 XIX , when viewed in a direction substantially perpendicular to the overall lying plane of the relative temple 7 XIX , 9 XIX , may be advantageously inclined with respect to the adjacent stretch of the temple 7 XIX , 9 XIX to which it is fixed so as not to be neither parallel nor perpendicular to such a stretch of the temple (Figures 19, 20) and so that the free end of the clip faces the temple tip of the respective temple 7 XIX , 9 XIX or in any case inclined towards the temple tip .

[90] Each clip 21 XIX may have an inclination a [alpha] for example comprised between 10°-80°, more preferably between 30°-60° and even more preferably between 35°- 55° or about equal to 45°.

[91] Thanks to their bending or inclination with respect to the temples, the tabs 21 XVI , 21 XIX can pinch better and secure more firmly to both V and round necklines, and more generally to the hems of a garment with different inclinations with respect to the vertical .

[92] The eyeglasses of Figures 1-20 may be used for example in two ways, a first one by fitting the temple 21 provided with clip in a breast pocket of a shirt or in the neck of a sweater, shirt or blouse, leaving out of the breast pocket or shirt the other temple 21 and the front element 5 (Figure 8) .

[93] The clip 21 pinches the hem of the breast pocket or neck thereby firmly holding the eyeglasses and preventing them from slipping off and falling down accidentally .

[94] In a second manner, the front element 5 and a folded temple 7, 7', 7", 7 III may be fitted into the collar, leaving the other temple 9, 9', 9", 9 III provided with the clip 21, 21', 21", 21 III projecting from the latter, which clip pinches the hem of the garment collar.

[95] Known frames with fixing clips arranged on the outer sides of the temples, such as those described in the above documents US6029319 or US4903375, may instead be pinched to the garment only in the second manner.

[96] The present invention therefore allows securing a pair of eyeglasses to a garment, preventing it from falling accidentally, in more ways compared to known frames, leaving more freedom to the end user and better adapting to his/her personal preferences and habits.

[97] Moreover, being arranged on the inner sides of the temples, that is facing towards the wearer's head, the clips 21 are hidden by the temples themselves and much less visible, and have a very minor impact on the aesthetics of the frame than the clips described in the above documents US 6029319 or US4903375, binding much less a designer who needs to design an eyeglasses frame with an attractive appearance, and not preventing the purchase thereof by demanding customers in terms of aesthetics . [98] The exemplary embodiments described above are susceptible to various modifications and variations without departing from the scope of protection of the present invention.

[99] For example, in an embodiment not shown, the front element 3 may simply comprise a traverse under which the lenses 13 are attached.

[100] In one embodiment not shown, the front element 3 may comprise only a bridge 17 that extends above the nose and to which nose pads (not shown) are attached to rest on the nose itself.

[101] In one embodiment not shown, the front element 3 may comprise a single plate or shell, of transparent or translucent material that forms both lenses and the bridge over the nose, and to which the temples 7, 9 are directly attached.

[102] Any reference in this description to "embodiment", "embodiment example" means that a particular feature or structure described in relation to such an embodiment is included in at least one embodiment of the invention, and in particular in a particular variant of the invention as defined in a main claim.

[103] Numeral references that differ only by different superscripts, e.g. 21' 21", 21 III when not indicated otherwise, denote different variants of an element called in the same way.

[104] The fact that such expressions appear in various passages of the description does not imply that they necessarily refer only to the same embodiment.

[105] Moreover, when a feature, element or structure is described in relation to a particular embodiment, it is noted that applying such a feature, element or structure to other embodiments falls within the skills of the man skilled in the art.

[106] Moreover, all details can be replaced with technically equivalent elements.

[107] For example, the materials used as well as the sizes, can be whatever, according to the technical requirements .

[108] It should be understood that an expression like "A comprises B, C, D" or "A is formed by B, C, D" comprises and describes also the special case where A "consists of B, C, D" .

[109] The expression "A comprises an element B" unless otherwise specified should be understood as "A comprises one or more elements B" .

[110] The examples and lists of possible variants of the present application are to be considered as non- exhaustive lists.