Patent Number: 6,254,232

Title: Spring clip for mounting sunglasses

Abstract: The clip includes a base to which a bistable sunglass lens carrying frame is mounted. The frame is moveable relative to the base between operative and inoperative positions. A "U" shaped spring biases the frame toward each position. First and second parts are mounted on the base for rotation in parallel plans, about a common axis perpendicular to the base, such that clamping arms extending from each of the parts are moved relative to clamping arms fixed to the base, between a position in which the clamping arms are proximate to each other and the eyeglasses are securely clamped therebetween, and a position in which the clamping arms are remote from each other. The spring also biases the parts toward the clamping position. The components are easily assembled, being held together by a single conventional fastener, in the form of a screw or a press-fit pin.

Inventors: Friedman; Dean (Atlantic Beach, NY)


International Classification: G02C 9/04 (20060101); G02C 9/00 (20060101); G02B 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018