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They Invented What? (No. 102)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on June 25, 2008

U.S. Pat. No. 6,557,994: Frameless glasses attaching to body piercing studs.

 

What is claimed is:

1. In combination with a body piercing eyebrow studs, a left stud fastened outbound on a left eyebrow, and a right stud fastened outbound on a right eyebrow, an improvement comprising:
          a left eyeglass member having a C shaped clamp fastened to an outbound section of the eyeglass member;
          a right eyeglass member having a C shaped clamp fastened to an outbound section of the eyeglass member;
          a connecting bridge joining the left to the right eyeglass member; and;
          wherein each C shaped clamp snaps onto the respective left or right stud.

2. The improvement of claim 1, wherein each left and right eyeglass member has a nose rest.

3. In combination with a body piercing eyebrow studs, a left stud fastened inbound on a left eyebrow, and a right stud fastened inbound on a right eyebrow, an improvement comprising:
          a left eyeglass member having a C shaped clamp fastened to an inbound section of the eyeglass member;
          a right eyeglass member having a C shaped clamp fastened to an inbound section of the eyeglass member;
          a connecting bridge joining the left to the right eyeglass member; and;
          wherein each C shaped clamp snaps onto the respective left or right stud.

4. The improvement of claim 3, wherein each of the left and right eyeglass member has a nose rest.

5. In combination with a body piercing nose bridge stud, an improvement comprising;
          a C shaped stud anchored on an inbound portion of a left eyeglass member;
          a C shaped stud anchored on an inbound portion of a right eyeglass member;
          wherein each C shaped stud snaps onto a respective left or right side of the nose bridge stud for support.

6. The improvement of claim 5, wherein the left and the right eyeglass members each have a nose rest.

7. An eyeglass support comprising:
          a connector means for holding an eyeglass member to a body piercing stud, said connector means functioning to quickly attach and detach the eyeglass member to the body piercing stud; and
          an anchor means functioning to connect the connector means to the eyeglass member.

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  1. Tricky Dick said, on June 27, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    I know these “They Invented What” inventions seem silly and innocuous, but one place these can appear is movies. Imagine a quirky character who has piercings and who uses glasses similar to this invention. Just filing suit seems an easy way for an enterprising contingency fee attorney to make a quick buck.

    A lot of these “They Invented What” inventions have no real-world infringement potential, yet could conceiveably appear in movies.

  2. Jake Ward said, on June 28, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks for the comment TD. You may be quite right about the movie potential for many of the inventions highlighted in our TIW? posts. Thinking briefly about it, this TIW? post in particular comes to mind:

    https://anticipatethis.wordpress.com/2008/03/26/they-invented-what-no-92/ .

    In our TIW? feature, we identify patents or printed publications that we find interesting, amusing, hilarious, and/or downright odd. In selecting patents for TIW?, we make no assertions regarding the value of the patents (e.g., real-world infringement potential). Rather, we merely are pointing out patents we find of interest along with their respective claims (i.e., the legal definition of the invention).

    In fact, as a practitioner I find the details of the claims in our TIW? feature to be of particular interest. What the layperson may assume to be the invention based on the face of the patent (e.g., a silly title and a funny drawing) is not necessarily the invention that is covered by the patent claims! I would encourage our readers to always look at the TIW? claims to better understand what is truly being claimed as the invention in these patents.

    We hope you continue to enjoy the TIW? feature!


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