Auxiliary eyewear attachment methods and apparatus and universal adapter

  • US 6,450,637 B1
  • Filed: 10/20/2000
  • Issued: 09/17/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/02/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. Apparatus for attaching auxiliary eyeglasses to conventional eyeglasses comprising;

  • a plurality of magnets mounted on said conventional eyeglasses;

    each of said plurality of magnets being mounted in a universal adapter constructed to be mounted on said conventional eyeglasses with existing hardware, said universal adapter comprising;

    a socket for mounting a magnet;

    a tongue extending from said socket;

    said tongue having a mounting hole for receiving a mounting screw for attaching said universal adapter to frames of said conventional eyeglasses;

    a plurality of magnets mounted on said auxiliary eyeglasses for mating with said plurality of magnets on said conventional eyeglasses;

    said plurality of magnets on said conventional eyeglasses and said mounting plurality of magnets on said auxiliary eyeglasses being oriented such that the maximum magnetic attractive force between said magnets is oriented vertically parallel to lenses in said conventional eyeglasses;

    whereby said plurality of magnets on said auxiliary glasses mate with said plurality of magnets attached to said conventional eyeglasses by said universal adapter.

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