Three-way eyeglasses retainer

  • US 6,709,100 B2
  • Filed: 06/27/2002
  • Issued: 03/23/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A retaining member for attaching a retainer cord to a temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses, said retaining member comprising:

  • an elongate member, fabricated from an elastic material, which defines a hollow channel through a length thereof, said hollow channel communicating with an exterior of said elongate member by a first opening in a first end of said elongate member;

    said elongate member further defining a first port in a sidewall of said elongate member which communicates with said hollow channel, said first opening, said hollow channel and said first port being dimensioned to define a passageway to slidably receive and retain a portion of said temple piece of said pair of eyeglasses;

    said elongate member further defining a second port in said sidewall, said second port being positioned within said sidewall oppositely from said first port, said first opening said hollow channel and said second port being dimensioned to define a second passageway to slidably receive and retain a portion of said temple piece of said pair of eyeglasses, said first port, said hollow channel and said second port being dimensioned to define a third passageway to slidably receive and retain a portion of said temple piece of said pair of eyeglasses; and

    attachment structure associated with said elongate member for securing said retainer cord to said elongate member.

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