Illuminated eyewear

  • US 8,567,945 B2
  • Filed: 04/24/2013
  • Issued: 10/29/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. Illuminated eyewear comprising:

  • a pair of temple arm members each having and forward and rearward ends;

    inner and outer surface portions of each temple arm member having a flat configuration and extending lengthwise between the forward and rearward temple arm ends;

    a front support including a bridge portion extending between the forward ends of the temple arm members with the temple arm members and bridge portion adapted to be supported on a user'"'"'s ears and nose;

    a pivot connection between each of the front ends of the temple arm members and the front support for pivoting of the temple arm members relative thereto;

    a light source mounted to each of the temple arm members;

    a plurality of disc-shaped batteries for providing power to the light sources;

    a narrow width battery compartment of each of the temple arm members between the respective flat inner and outer surface portions thereof sized so that a pair of the disc batteries are received in a non-overlapping, side-by-side arrangement in each compartment with main surfaces of the batteries facing the flat inner and outer surface portions of the temple arm members;

    an electrical connection between the batteries and the light sources powered thereby with the electrical connections mounted to the temple arm members so that with the light sources, the associated batteries and the electrical connections therebetween mounted to the temple arm members, there are no electrical components that span the pivot connections between the temple arm members and the front support; and

    a slide switch device mounted to each of temple arm members with each slide switch device having a slide actuator projecting from the corresponding temple arm member and configured for sliding therealong.

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