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Title:
MULTI-PURPOSE EYEWEAR
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2000053269
Kind Code:
B1
Abstract:
The present multi-purpose eyewear (100) uses a pliable frame (103) and nose bridge in cooperation with strap adjustment and quick release mechanisms (141, 142, 143) to enable multiple uses of the eyewear (100) and adjustment of the eyewear while in place on the head of the wearer. The wraparound frames (103) incorporate a sealant (105), such as a bonded gel filled rubber, around the lens periphery of the frame (103) to present a comfortable interface between the wearer's skin and the eyewear (100). The strap adjustment and quick release mechanisms (141, 142, 143) are simple to use and enable the eyewear (100) to be adjusted while in place on the head of the wearer to fit the wearer in a manner to create a water-tight/air-tight seal (fluid-tight seal) around the wearer's eyes in a manner to conform to the contours of the wearer's face and avoid irritation of the skin from prolonged use. The lenses (101, 102) that are used in the eyewear are capable of being manufactured to prescription specifications and can include sunlight protection. The multi-purpose eyewear (100) preferably also includes ear stems (301, 302) that are interchangeable with the strap (104) to provide eyewear of conventional appearance when used as eyeglasses and/or sunglasses.

Inventors:
RHOADES JAMES
WEBB SINJON
Application Number:
PCT/US2000/005923
Publication Date:
November 23, 2000
Filing Date:
March 07, 2000
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Assignee:
XSPEX LLC (US)
International Classes:
A61F9/02; A63B33/00; G02C3/00; G02C5/00; G02C11/08; (IPC1-7): A63B33/00; A61F9/02; G02C3/00; G02C5/20
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