Patent Number: 6,168,219

Title: Grapple

Abstract: A grapple includes a ferrous body with a plurality of tines pivotally connected thereto. A magnetic coil is disposed within the ferrous body. When the magnetic coil is energized, it creates a magnetic field within the area defined by the tines. The tines are also magnetized by the field. Additional magnetic coils may be added to one or more of the tines.

Inventors: Futa; David (South Bend, IN)

Assignee: David M. Futa

International Classification: B66C 3/04 (20060101); B66C 3/00 (20060101); B66C 1/06 (20060101); B66C 1/00 (20060101); B66C 001/04 (); B66C 003/04 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018