Patent Number: 6,305,798

Title: Eyeglasses frame with integral hinge repair kit

Abstract: An eyeglasses frame that accommodates within the core of its temple arms a tool and fasteners which together can be used to repair the hinge of the frame. Each temple arm consists of a front section hingedly attached to the rim and a rear section that together form a conventionally shaped temple arm. The rear section of one of the temple arms comprises a jeweler screwdriver's blade protruding forward along the longitudinal axis of the arm; while the front section comprises a conforming longitudinal opening for receiving the screwdriver's blade when the two sections are assembled together. Appropriate fastening means ensure that the temple arm so assembled is rigid at the point of connection, so as to maintain the functional shape of the arm during use. The front section of the other arm comprises an opening wherein hinge screws or pins are stored; and the corresponding rear section is connected to the front section by the same type of fastening means used for the other arm.

Inventors: Whisenant; Tony L. (Tucson, AZ)


International Classification: G02C 5/00 (20060101); G02C 11/00 (20060101); G02C 13/00 (20060101); G02C 5/14 (20060101); G02C 005/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018