Fastener extraction tool

Patent No. 8,656,570

Issued: February 25, 2014
Filed: April 19, 2011
Term Extension:  512 days

Inventor: Foley; Michael J. (Laguna Beach, CA)


The hand tool is used to extract a fastener from a material by preferably gripping the fastener from a horizontal orientation. The hand tool has a head with two pivotally joined halves including at least one pair of gripping jaws. The tool head preferably includes tips that may be used to dig beneath a fastener head that is flush with or set below a surface. The tool includes a pair of handles operable to close the gripping jaws. The handles are preferably offset above the plane of the tool head such that they operate as a lever in cooperation with a fulcrum on the bottom of the tool head to extract the fastener. In one embodiment, the forward jaws of the tool have concave curved gripping surfaces. In one embodiment, the rearward jaws have non-complementary surfaces.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/003,834, filed Nov. 20, 2007, entitled "FASTENER EXTRACTION TOOL". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

This is a divisional application of co-pending application Ser. No. 12/169,095, filed Jul. 8, 2008, entitled "FASTENER EXTRACTION TOOL", which is a continuation-in-part patent application of application Ser. No. 11/972,742, filed Jan. 11, 2008, entitled "FASTENER EXTRACTION TOOL", now issued as U.S. Pat. No. 7,703,748 on Apr. 27, 2010. The aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.


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