Unitary hingeless eyeglass frame

  • US 5,760,868 A
  • Filed: 06/27/1996
  • Issued: 06/02/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A hingeless eyeglass frame for receiving a separate lens, comprising:

  • an arcuate lens support section for extending across the front of the face of a wearer to support at least one lens in the wearer'"'"'s line of sight, said support section having a central zone and first and second lateral zones, said support section further having a recess in the frame for receiving at least one lens; and

    first and second earstems extending from the first and second lateral zones such that when the frame is on the front of the wearer'"'"'s head the first and second earstems extend posteriorly from the lens support section, past the wearer'"'"'s ears, and towards each other partway around the back of the wearer'"'"'s head, said first and second earstems terminating in first and second posterior ends;

    each of said earstems concave in a medial direction and having a separation between the first and second posterior ends within the range of about 2 inches to about 4 inches in an unstressed orientation;

    wherein the eyeglass frame is of a hingeless unitary construction.

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