I know it must be a generation gap thing, but I just cannot see the fascination that many younger people have these days with piercings. OK, I get the ears, maybe even a couple of holes there and there are a few others that I am OK with, but many of them just make me shudder and ask what were they thinking? But this morning I had an epiphany while searching the patent catalogue for an amazing thing to bring to your attention – these body piercings may actually be useful as demonstrated by John Rose who had patent 6557994 “Frameless glasses attaching to body piercing studs” issued on May 6th 2003.
A frameless glassware assembly attaching to body piercing studs. Design consisting of an elastomeric C-clip fixedly attached to one distal end of a metal arm, which is attached to a frameless glass lens assembly. Design allows for frameless eyeglass attachment to the eyebrow studs or to the nose studs of a user via the elastomeric C-clip. One embodiment allows the frameless glassware to attach to eyebrow studs and the second allows the frameless glassware to attach to a nose stud. Both designs are frameless and avoid side wire earpieces common to hold glassware to the face of a user.
One interesting aspect to this patent is that it claim it to be an improvement, not an invention. In claim 1 we see:
In combination with a body piuercing eyebrow stud, a left stud fastened outbound on a left eyebrow, and a right stuf fastened outbound on a right eyebrow, and 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 joinuing the left to the right eyeglass member; and;
- Wherein each C shaped clamp snaps onto the respective left or right stud.
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