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Publication numberUS3663959 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date23 May 1972
Filing date31 Oct 1969
Priority date15 Nov 1968
Also published asCA934102A, CA934102A1, DE1952814A1
Publication numberUS 3663959 A, US 3663959A, US-A-3663959, US3663959 A, US3663959A
InventorsLoubeyre Rene
Original AssigneeLoubeyre Rene
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Snow-goggles
US 3663959 A
Abstract
Snow-goggles comprising a visor adapted to be disposed substantially above the eyes and to project away from the forehead of a wearer, a transparent screen pending from the forward edge of said visor and adapted to pivot thereon so that the bottom portion of the screen moves away from the face of the wearer, a protective band made of soft material mounted about the lower edge and part of the sides of the screen, the said band adapted to rest on the nose of the wearer and provide interstices at both ends of the band between the screen and the face of the wearer.
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United States Patent Loubeyre 1451 May 23, 1972 SNOW-GOGGLES 211 A No.1 872,965

Sachs Beauchef FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 1,030,364 3/1953 France ..2/14 K 1,055,612 10/1953 France ..2/14 XS 1,467,742 12/1966 France ..2/14 A 885,597 8/1953 Germany 7.2/ 14 XS Primary Examiner-H. Hampton Hunter Attorney-Raymond A. Robic [57] ABSTRACT Snow-goggles comprising a visor adapted to be disposed substantially above the eyes and to project away from the forehead of a wearer, a transparent screen pending from the forward edge of said visor and adapted to pivot thereon so that the bottom portion of the screen moves away from the face of the wearer, a protective band made of soft material mounted about the lower edge and part of the sides of the screen, the said band adapted to rest on the nose of the wearer and provide interstices at both ends of the band between the screen and the face of the wearer.

4 China, 8 Drawing Figures Patented May 23, 1972 2 Sheets-Sheet 'l v M/Vz-Wrw? Run Z0055) E Patented May 23, 1972 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 SNOW-GOGGLES Nowadays two types of snow-goggles are in use, one is a mask and the other a visor having a screen which can be lifted.

Certain skiers appreciate the ski-mask which protects their eyes against the glare of the snow, the cold and the wind and which is held on the face by a rubber band. The mask is applied against the face in a practical airtight way by a cushion fitted all round its edge.

Other skiers do not like to feel the sensation of being locked up and prefer the goggles having visors with a screen which can be lifted. The screen is appreciated when it is warm since it is only held on the face by a forehead band.

And finally some skiers utilize the two types of goggles for their respective qualities, but they must then have two pairs.

The object of the invention is to supply a single pair of snow-goggles uniting the characteristics of the two above mentioned articles and consequently offering the advantages and qualities of both.

The snow-goggles in question are characterized by that they combine at the same time the mask and the goggles with a liftable screen, and it is only necessary to fit or take away one element to obtain the desired utilization.

A preferred embodiment of the invention is composed of a rigid frontal visor with an elastic fixing ribbon articulated by means of lateral pivots, a transparent screen held in the groove of an upper frame is foreseen to this effect.

At the base of the ocular, in line with the indent designed to rest on the nose and on a part of the lateral edges can be fixed a removable protection band made of a soft material fixed by being hooked on a rim of the edge of the ocular.

It is by taking away or by adding this protection band that the goggles are transformed.

Other characteristics of the invention will be made clear by the description which follows and with reference to the annexed drawings showing in a non-restrictive way a practical embodiment ofthe invention.

FIG. I is a front elevation view of the new goggles.

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof.

FIG. 3 is a side view ofthe goggles.

FIG. 4 is a view along section line IV-IV of FIG. 2.

FIG. 5 is a view along section line V-V of FIG. 2.

FIG. 6 is a view along section line VI-VI ofFlG. 2.

FIG. 7 is a view along section line VII-VII of FIG. 2.

F IG. 8 is a view similar to FIG. 5 with the ventilation open.

On the drawings, 1 is the visor made of a rigid transparent plastic material on which is hinged, by means of two pivots 2, a transparent screen or ocular 3, which can be raised as shown by the dotted lines in FIG. 3.

The free edge 4 of the T-shaped visor 1 is held in a correspondingly shaped groove in the headband 5 made of soft plastic material, in the inner face of which is glued a cushion 6 made of sufficiently supple material.

In this visor l are cut two openings 7 which receive two ventilating fins 8 having a right angular. shape. These fins 8 are made of a hard plastic material. The pivots fit in the notches 16 of the visor.

The screen or ocular 3 engages by its upper edge in the slot 10 of a frame 11 whose lateral extremities follow the lateral edges of the ocular. These curves ll lock the screen in its frame where it is held solely by the resiliency of the material of which it is made.

At the base of the screen or ocular 3 is fitted a removable protection band 12 made of soft plastic material which extends from one side to the other of the ocular following the indent 14 resting on the nose but not reaching the frame 11 in order to allow room for two lateral interstices 13.

This band 12 is tightly fitted on the edge of the ocular 3 which possesses a ridge 15 which keeps in place the above mentioned band while not obviating its removal. This ridge constitutes a protection for the face of the wearer should the ocular he suddenly hit.

By fitting the band 12 to the ocular 3, a mask suitable for all faces is obtained thanks to the suppleness of the material of which this band is made.

Ventilation is ensured by the adjustable fins 8 which direct air on the ocular 3 whichever the opening might be. Air exits through the lateral interstices 13. This air circulation due to the displacement of the wearer prevents the formation of vapor on the screen. During a halt it is easy to raise the screen 3 in the position shown by the dotted lines in FIG. 3.

By removing the protection band 12, a goggle having a visor and a lifting screen is obtained.

The dimensions of this article are so foreseen that they allow the wearing of spectacles underneath them. Its field of vision is exceptional.

' The screen 3 is removable from the slot 10 of the goggle and may be replaced by another screen having other visual characteristics.

It is understood that obvious modifications might be brought in the structure of these goggles without departing from the purport of the invention.

Iclaim:

1. Snow-goggles comprising:

a visor adapted to be disposed substantially above the eyes and to project away from the forehead of a wearer,

a transparent screen pending from the forward edge of said visor and means to pivot said screen on said visor so that the bottom portion of the screen is adapted to move away from the face of the wearer,

the said visor being provided with two openings substantially vertically alined with the upper surface of the said VISOI',

a fin pivotally mounted in each of said openings, the said fins being shaped to form a right angle and pivotally mounted about its apex in said opening on an axis along the rear edge of the opening,

a frame disposed on the upper edge of said screen adjacent the visor, the said frame having lateral extremities curved to grip partly the sides of the screen,

a protective band made of soft material mounted about the lower edge and part of the sides of the screen, the said screen is shaped so that the said band is adapted to rest on the nose of the wearer and provide interstices a both ends of the band between the screen and the face of the wearer.

2. Snow-goggles as recited in claim 1, wherein the lower edge of the screen is provided with a ridge and the band is provided with a groove clasping the said ridge, the said band being adapted to be removed from the screen.

3. Snow-goggles as recited in claim 2, wherein the frame is I made of a resilient material and the two lateral extremities of

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/453, 2/436
International ClassificationA61F9/02
Cooperative ClassificationA61F9/025
European ClassificationA61F9/02G