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Nueva bisagra biestable y elástica para gafas

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOFR20180921001
Publicado:
23/10/2018
Caducidad:
24/10/2019
Resumen:
Una pequeña empresa francesa especializada en diseño de gafas ha desarrollado una nueva bisagra biestable con propiedades elásticas que ofrece un alto confort, flexibilidad y ligereza y que aumenta la durabilidad del marco de las gafas gracias a su elemento fusionado intercambiable, que puede ser reemplazado por el usuario sin necesidad de utilizar ninguna herramienta. La durabilidad del producto ha sido probada según los requisitos de la certificación CE por un laboratorio externo. También se ha evaluado con éxito la apertura y cierre de las patillas en 10.000 ciclos, lo que corresponde a aproximadamente 4 años de uso. La empresa busca socios con el fin de establecer acuerdos de fabricación o licencia.

Details

Tittle:
Innovative bi-stable and elastic hinge for glasses
Summary:
A small French company specialised in the design of glasses has developed an innovative bi-stable eyeglass hinge with elastic properties, providing high comfort, flexibleness and lightness, and allowing a better durability of the frame, thanks to an interchangeable fuse element, which can be replaced by the user. The company offers a manufacturing or licence agreement.
Description:
A French SME specialised in design of eyeglass hinge, subsidiary of a traditional and historical eyeglass company, offers the production of Original Equipment Manufacture eyeglasses.
The company designs, manufactures and produces white-label eyeglasses. The company is able to develop hinges, realise the frame design and manufacture the glasses. The company can produce sunglasses or optic eyeglasses in many materials such as acetate, injection plastic, stainless steel, aluminium, titanium, wood.... The solution can be used for common eyeglasses, children and sports eyeglasses.
The company has developed and patented an innovative eyeglass hinge, based on an elastic fuse, providing high comfort, flexibleness and lightness. The system allows a better durability, thanks to an interchangeable fuse element, which can be replaced by the user without any tools.
The company works with several partners specialised in technical materials, to design and test the flexible material used.
The durability of the product has been tested on CE standardby an external laboratory.
The company also tests the opening and closing of the branches, on 10,000 cycles, successfully, corresponding to about 4 years of use.
The company wishes to manufacture innovative eyeglasses, for established brands, eyeglasses channels, distributors or insurance companies, designed on their needs.
The company can also offers licences to other eyeglasse manufacturers.
Advantages and Innovations:
The company has designed a hinge with two stable positions, one open and one closed.
The elastic part brings a small pressure close to the hears and keep the eyeglasses on position (not sliding on the nose). It offers a high comfort to the wearer.
The elastic part gives flexibility to the frame, and allows it to be twisted.
The elastic part is designed as a fuse system, in order to protect the eyeglasses. In the case of a real strong deformation, the fuse will break and protect the frame. This brocken part is replacable by the user, without any tools.
This system also allows customisation, for example different colors of branches for everyday use.
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Design Rights,Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The company, offers a manufacturing agreement of white-label products for established brands, eyeglasses channels, distributors or insurance companies. The company is able to create specific design for their clients.

The company can also offer a licence agreement to eyewear manufacturers, in order to use the innovation in their own collection / for their own customers. He will be in charge of the production and we will guarantee the delivery of elastic parts. In addition, the company can offer him the design of all the collection and let him produce in his own facility.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
French

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
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