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James H Jannard: Dimensionally Stable eyewear. Oakley, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 30, 1996: US05541674 (266 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are dimensionally stable eyewear frames, for minimizing visual distortion due to relative movement of the left and right optical zones of the eyewear. In one embodiment, the eyeglass orbitals are investment cast from substantially pure titanium or a titanium based alloy. The bridge may be ...


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Ernie Fernandez: Sunglasses with adjustable ventilation. Pan Optx, Medlen & Carroll, May 15, 2001: US06233342 (201 worldwide citation)

Eyewear is disclosed for use in sports and the like which allows the wearer to adjust the flow of air across the inside surface of the lens without having to remove the eyewear. The eyewear includes a frame shaped to fit a wearer's face, one or two lenses mounted in the frame, and a temple brac ...


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Michael H Freeman: Multifocal contact lenses utilizing diffraction and refraction. Pilkington P E, F Eugene Davis IV, Mark P Stone, January 20, 1987: US04637697 (199 worldwide citation)

A bifocal contact lens has diffractive power added to the basic refractive power provided by the material of the lens and the basic curvature of its front and rear surfaces. The diffractive power arises from concentric zones, each providing an asymmetric retardation of light across the zone width to ...


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Robert G Wiley: Variable focus lens. Marshall & Melhorn, November 19, 1991: US05066301 (194 worldwide citation)

A variable focus lens apparatus includes a transparent, generally circular envelope, a transparent gel having a relatively high resistance to flow encased in the envelope, and a plurality of light refractive particles suspended in a predetermined orientation in the gel. When an external force field ...


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James H Jannard: Toroidal lens for sunglasses. Oakley, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, September 19, 1989: US04867550 (192 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a toroidal lens for use in a pair of sunglasses, comprising a unitary pane of transparent material which is curved about each of two substantially perpendicular axes, each having a substantially constant radius such that the lens defines a portion of the surface of a toroid. A cross-sec ...


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Gholam A Peyman, Jeffrey E Koziol, Hirotsugu Yasuda: Soft corneal contact lens with tightly cross-linked polymer coating and method of making same. Roylance Abrams Berdo & Farley, January 26, 1982: US04312575 (192 worldwide citation)

A soft corneal contact lens comprising a soft, highly oxygen-permeable, polymeric lens having formed on the surface thereof an ultrathin, optically clear, impermeable barrier coating. The barrier coating is tightly cross-linked and comprises the reaction product resulting from an electrical glow dis ...


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James H Jannard: Cylindrical lens for sunglasses. Oakley, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 22, 1989: US04859048 (181 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a cylindrical lens for use in a pair of sunglasses, comprising a unitary pane of transparent material curved about an axis and having a substantially constant radius such that the lens defines a portion of the wall of a cylinder. The arc length measured from a first distal end along the ...


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Edgar V Menezes, Jeffrey H Roffman: Multifocal lens designs with intermediate optical powers. Johnson & Johnson Vision Products, October 28, 1997: US05682223 (180 worldwide citation)

A multifocus, concentric annular ring lens wherein one of the front and back surfaces of the lens defines a central area comprising a circular disc having a spherical surface corresponding to a basic prescription Rx spherical distance optical power. A plurality of annular rings surround the central ...


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Maurice J G Boll e: Sunglasses with removable side shields. Etablissements Boll e S n c, Carol W Burton, Gregg I Holland & Hart Anderson, March 4, 1997: US05608469 (180 worldwide citation)

Sunglasses (20) having side shields (28) for blocking the sun at their lateral edges, include lenses (22) joined by a frame or bridge (21), temples (24) hingedly joined to the frame, the side shields (28) being slidably mounted on the temples (24) adjacent the hinges (25). The side shields have spac ...


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Allen L Cohen: Multifocal zone plate. July 1, 1980: US04210391 (177 worldwide citation)

A multifocal Fresnel lens construction suitable for use in optical systems with multifocal requirements. It is designed as a multifocal zone plate to allow an annular ring construction that isn't width limited by diffraction aberrations. This is accomplished by modifying the phase separating annular ...



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