Fastener Extraction Tool

Patent No. 8,132,308

Issued: March 13, 2012
Filed: February 23, 2010

Inventor: Foley; Michael J. (Hailey, ID)


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.

Reference to Related Applications

and Fastener Extraction Tool for extracting fasteners from material,

This application claims an invention that was disclosed in one or more of the following provisional applications: U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/154,548, filed Feb. 23, 2009, entitled "FASTENER EXTRACTION TOOL" and U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/218,199, filed Jun. 18, 2009, entitled "FASTENER EXTRACTION TOOL". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the United States provisional applications is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.

This is a continuation-in-part patent application of co-pending U.S. application Ser. No. 12/169,095, filed Jul. 8, 2008, entitled "FASTENER EXTRACTION TOOL", now patent  7,950,627, which is a continuation-in-part of co-pending U.S. application Ser. No. 11/972,742, filed Jan. 11, 2008, entitled "FASTENER EXTRACTION TOOL", now patent 7,703,748, which claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/003,834, filed Nov. 20, 2007, entitled "FASTENER EXTRACTION TOOL". The aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.

The subject matter of this application is related to U.S. Pat. No. 7,249,752, entitled "HAND TOOL FOR EXTRACTING A FASTENER FROM A MATERIAL", issued Jul. 31, 2007. The aforementioned patent is hereby incorporated herein by reference.


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