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(11)EP 3 395 198 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
13.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/20

(21)Application number: 17777610.1

(22)Date of filing:  01.06.2017
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A45F 5/02  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/ES2017/070392
(87)International publication number:
WO 2018/104567 (14.06.2018 Gazette  2018/24)

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DEVICE FOR ATTACHING GLASSES TO GARMENTS

VORRICHTUNG ZUR BEFESTIGUNG VON GLÄSERN AN KLEIDUNGSSTÜCKEN

DISPOSITIF DE SUPPORT PERMETTANT DE FIXER DES LUNETTES SUR DES VÊTEMENTS


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 07.12.2016 ES 201631560

(43)Date of publication of application:
31.10.2018 Bulletin 2018/44

(73)Proprietor: Grifols Roura, Raimon
08173 Sant Cugat del Valles (Barcelona) (ES)

(72)Inventor:
  • Grifols Roura, Raimon
    08173 Sant Cugat del Valles (Barcelona) (ES)

(74)Representative: Durán-Corretjer, S.L.P. 
Còrsega, 329 (Paseo de Gracia/Diagonal)
08037 Barcelona
08037 Barcelona (ES)


(56)References cited: : 
US-A- 4 894 887
US-A1- 2003 088 947
US-A1- 2004 200 040
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US-A- 5 983 459
US-A1- 2004 200 040
US-A1- 2005 241 115
  
      
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    Description


    [0001] The present invention belongs to the sector of devices intended for attaching and transporting usable items. In particular, it relates to a device for attaching glasses that allows them to be fastened to a garment when said glasses are not in use.

    [0002] Attaching glasses to garments entails inconvenience for the user. Glasses are usually hung from a pocket or the neckline of a shirt/blouse by inserting one of their temples into said pocket or said neckline. However, this type of attachment is very insecure and requires the presence of a shirt neckline or pocket of suitable size and arrangement.

    [0003] This problem has led to the development of various devices that adhere to one of the temples of the glasses and which, by means of a clip-type element, allow them to be attached to any garment. Known devices, however, have many drawbacks. On the one hand, some of these devices (such as those described in US Patents US2005128430A1 and US6343859B1) are manufactured directly within the frame, which does not allow them to be used with different glasses. What is more, these devices are present on the temple of the glasses even when the latter are in use, with the obvious problems of convenience and aesthetic appearance that this entails.

    [0004] Alternatively, there are other devices that are attached non-permanently to the temple of the glasses, either by means of a bespoke rigid element, as in US Patent US3883236, or by means of elastic bands, as in US Patent US4903375A. Even though these devices have the advantage that they can be used with different glasses frames, they still involve an aesthetic and convenience problem since they are designed to be held together with the temple of the glasses even when the latter are in use, since their hooking to and unhooking from the latter is a complicated process that does not allow it to be performed easily and quickly. Document US4894887 discloses a device for attaching glasses comprising an elongate element into which are placed means for fastening to garments and a ring for attaching a glasses temple.

    [0005] The inventor of the present invention has managed to eliminate the insecurity of attaching glasses to garments by means of an ingenious device. Said device has several advantages over the prior art since it does not involve any element being attached permanently to the glasses, it allows rapid hooking and unhooking thereof and can be used with several frames. This latter feature is of particular interest since it allows the user to alternate easily between using prescription glasses and sunglasses. Furthermore, said attachment device can have functionalities in addition to that of attaching glasses.

    [0006] In particular, the present invention discloses a device for attaching glasses, characterised in that it comprises an elongate element into which are placed means for fastening to garments and means for attaching a glasses temple.

    [0007] Said device is kept attached to the clothing by the fastening means and allows the glasses to be easily attached by hooking one of the temples of said glasses to the fastening means located on said device. When the user wants to use the glasses, they are easily unhooked from the device without the need to separate said device from the clothing, the glasses being freed from said device.

    [0008] Optionally, the elongate element can have additional functionalities when it is not being used for attaching glasses; for example, it can be a ballpoint pen, mechanical pencil, stylus for mobile devices, flashlight, small tool or laser pointer, among other things.

    [0009] Preferably, the means of the device for fastening it to clothing is a clip-type clamp made of plastics or metal.

    [0010] In the device of the invention, the means for attaching the device to the glasses are at least two rings configured so that the glasses temple can be inserted through them. In another embodiment of the invention, said attachment means are at least two clamps configured so that the glasses temple can be inserted by pressure. Said clamps allow the temple to be fitted easily to the device irrespective of the shape and size of the latter.

    [0011] Preferably, the means for attaching the temple are detachable and are fastened by pressure to the elongate element through at least two holes located on the surface of said elongate element.
    For a better understanding of the present invention, various exemplary embodiments are described below based on explanatory but non-restrictive drawings, in which:

    Fig. 1 shows a perspective view of a possible embodiment of the device for attaching glasses of the present invention, in which the means for attaching the temple have not been inserted into the elongate element.

    Fig. 2 shows a perspective view of a possible embodiment of the device for attaching glasses of the present invention together with glasses in the appropriate position for being attached in said device.

    Fig. 3 shows a perspective view of a possible embodiment of the device for attaching glasses of the present invention, in which a temple of the glasses has been inserted into the rings acting as attachment elements.

    Fig. 4 shows a perspective view of a possible embodiment of the device for attaching glasses of the present invention together with glasses attached by said device by means of rings.

    Fig. 5 shows a perspective view of a possible embodiment of the device for attaching glasses of the present invention together with glasses attached by said device by means of clamps.

    Fig. 6 shows a perspective view of a possible embodiment of the device for attaching glasses of the present invention, with rings as a means of attachment, fastened to the shirt pocket of a user.

    Fig. 7 shows a perspective view of a possible embodiment of the device for attaching glasses of the present invention, with clamps as a means of attachment, fastened to the shirt pocket of a user.

    Fig. 8 shows a perspective view of a possible embodiment of the device for attaching glasses of the present invention, with glasses attached to said device and where said device is fastened to the shirt pocket of a user.



    [0012] As can be seen in the embodiment of the present invention shown in Fig. 1, the device for attaching glasses to garments has an elongate element -1-, means -2- for fastening to garments and means -3-, -3'- for attaching a glasses temple.

    [0013] The elongate element has two holes -4-, -4'- of a suitable arrangement and size for fastening the glasses attachment means -3-. -3'- by pressure.

    [0014] Similarly, the elongate element contains a tip -5- that can give the device for attaching glasses additional functionalities; for example, it can be a ballpoint pen, mechanical pencil, stylus for mobile devices, flashlight, small tool or laser pointer, among other things.

    [0015] As shown in Fig. 2, for attaching the glasses -6- to the elongate element -1- when the means for attaching the same are two rings -3-, -3'-, said glasses have to be positioned with one of their temples -7-in a position parallel to said clamps.

    [0016] Fig. 3 shows the attachment of the glasses -6- to the elongate element -1- when the means for attaching the same are two rings -3-, -3'-. In this embodiment of the invention the temple of the glasses -7- is inserted through said rings -3-, -3'-.

    [0017] Fig. 4 and 5 show the arrangement of glasses -6- when the temple -7- of said glasses is fastened to the elongate element -1- through the attachment elements -3-, -3'-, whether these are two rings -Fig. 4- or two clamps -Fig. 5-.

    [0018] Fig. 6 and 7 show the arrangement of the device -8- when it is fastened to a shirt pocket -9-. The glasses attachment means -3-, -3'- face out from the pocket, whether they are two rings -Fig. 6- or two clamps -Fig. 7-.

    [0019] Fig. 8 shows the arrangement of some glasses -6- attached to the device -8- of the present invention when it is fastened to a shirt pocket -9-.

    [0020] Although the invention has been described in relation to preferred exemplary embodiments, these should not be considered to restrict the invention, which is to be defined by the broadest interpretation of the following claims.


    Claims

    1. Device (8) for attaching glasses comprising an elongate element (1) into which are placed means (2) for fastening to garments and means (3, 3') for attaching a glasses temple characterised in that said means for attaching a temple (3, 3') are rings configured so that a glasses temple (7) can be inserted through them.
     
    2. Device according to claim 1, characterised in that said elongate element (1) is a writing instrument, a stylus for mobile devices, a flashlight, a small tool or a laser pointer.
     
    3. Device according to claim 1 or 2, characterised in that said means (2) for fastening to garments are a clip-type clamp.
     
    4. Device according to claims 1 to 3, characterised in that said means for attaching a temple (3, 3') are clamps configured so that insert a glasses temple (7) can be inserted by pressure.
     
    5. Device according to claims 1 to 4, characterised in that said means for attaching the temple (3, 3') are detachable and are fastened by pressure to the elongate element (1) through holes (4, 4') located on the surface of said element.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Vorrichtung (8) zur Befestigung einer Brille, umfassend ein längliches Element (1), in dem Mittel (2) zur Befestigung an Kleidungsstücken und Mittel (3, 3') zur Befestigung eines Brillenbügels angeordnet sind, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Mittel zur Befestigung eines Bügels (3, 3') Ringe sind, die so ausgebildet sind, dass ein Brillenbügel (7) durch sie hindurch eingeführt werden kann.
     
    2. Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das längliche Element (1) ein Schreibgerät, ein Stift für Mobilgeräte, eine Taschenlampe, ein kleines Werkzeug oder ein Laserpointer ist.
     
    3. Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Mittel (2) zur Befestigung an Kleidungsstücken eine Federklemme sind.
     
    4. Vorrichtung nach den Ansprüchen 1 bis 3, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Mittel zur Befestigung eines Bügels (3, 3') Klemmen sind, die so ausgebildet sind, dass ein Brillenbügel (7) mit Druck eingeführt werden kann.
     
    5. Vorrichtung nach den Ansprüchen 1 bis 4, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Mittel zur Befestigung des Bügels (3, 3') abnehmbar sind und mit Druck durch Öffnungen (4, 4') hindurch, die sich an der Oberfläche des Elements (1) befinden, an dem länglichen Element befestigt werden.
     


    Revendications

    1. Dispositif (8) pour attacher des lunettes, comprenant un élément allongé (1) dans lequel sont placés des moyens (2) pour la fixation à des vêtements et des moyens (3, 3') pour attacher une branche de lunettes, caractérisé en ce que lesdits moyens pour attacher une branche (3, 3') sont des anneaux configurés de telle sorte qu'une branche de lunettes (7) peut être insérée à travers eux.
     
    2. Dispositif selon la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que ledit élément allongé (1) est un instrument d'écriture, un stylet pour dispositifs mobiles, une lampe torche, un petit outil ou un pointeur laser.
     
    3. Dispositif selon la revendication 1 ou la revendication 2, caractérisé en ce que lesdits moyens (2) pour la fixation à des vêtements sont une pince de type à encliquetage.
     
    4. Dispositif selon les revendications 1 à 3, caractérisé en ce que lesdits moyens pour attacher une branche (3, 3') sont des pinces configurées de façon que l'insertion d'une branche de lunettes (7) peut être insérée par pression.
     
    5. Dispositif selon les revendications 1 à 4, caractérisé en ce que lesdits moyens pour attacher la branche (3, 3') sont détachables et sont fixés par pression à l'élément allongé (1) à travers des trous (4, 4') situés sur la surface dudit élément.
     




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