Eyeglass wipers

Search Type: Patentability
Your Reference Id: 0010
Category: Human Wearables
Inventor Name: John Doe
Reference Id: PT20090227024649
Status: Found
Issue Date: February 07 2009
Due Date: February 14 2009


The problem the invention intends to solve:
When a person wears glasses while walking in the rain, the raindrops on the glasses obstruct the view.
Description of the Invention:
A wiping aid which fits any existing glasses. This aid will constantly wipe rain drops off the glass allowing for a clear view.
The device includes a wipe for each lens, a powering mechanism (preferably electrical), batteries, and clipping mechanism to grab any existing glasses.
Optionally the speed of wiping can be controlled (similar to the function in a motor vehicle).
Existing Prior Art:
I know of kids toy glasses which has wipers but my invention can fit any glasses and is expected to be used and not played with as a toy.

Research Summary:

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Findings:
1. US6640379(B1) - Attachable eyeglass wipers
2. GB1286783(A) - SPECTACLES, GOGGLES AND THE LIKE
3. US4789233(A) - Eyeglass wipers
4. US6722766(B1) - Eyewear with attached wiping apparatus
5. Wiper Sunglasses - http://www.seihin-world.com/s/2004/12/21_0052.php
6. GB2177290(A) - A pair of spectacles or goggles with wipers