US 9,808,375 B2
Power-saving method for defogging an eye-shield
Jack C. Cornelius, Lake Oswego, OR (US); and Vincent O'Malley, Portland, OR (US)
Assigned to Abominable Labs, LLC, Lake Oswego, OR (US)
Filed by Abominable Labs, LLC, Lake Oswego, OR (US)
Filed on Sep. 5, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/479,247.
Application 14/479,247 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/046,969, filed on Oct. 6, 2013, granted, now 9,419,520.
Application 14/046,969 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/397,691, filed on Feb. 16, 2012, granted, now 8,566,962, issued on Oct. 29, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0374402 A1, Dec. 25, 2014
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. F41H 1/04 (2006.01); A61F 9/02 (2006.01); A42B 3/22 (2006.01); G02C 11/08 (2006.01); G02B 27/00 (2006.01); A42B 3/24 (2006.01); B63C 11/12 (2006.01); B63C 11/28 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 9/028 (2013.01) [A42B 3/228 (2013.01); G02B 27/0006 (2013.01); G02C 11/08 (2013.01); A42B 3/245 (2013.01); A61F 9/022 (2013.01); B63C 11/12 (2013.01); B63C 11/28 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A power-saving method for efficiently heating an eye-shield apparatus adapted for use with a thin-film heater powered by a power source to prevent fogging of the eye-shield comprising the steps of:
activating the heater from an off power level to a max power level on the eye-shield apparatus;
continuing heating at the max power level for a first duration of time;
lessening power supplied to the heater after the first duration of time to an intermediate power level between the off power level and the max power level;
continuing heating at the intermediate power level for a second duration of time; and
setting the power to the off power level after the second duration of time.