Patent Number: 6,170,360

Title: Tool for safely removing clip on pre-opened hose clamps

Abstract: A tool for removing a retainer from the opposed tangs of a spring-type hose clamp is provided. The tool includes a first member adapted to fit between the retainer and the hose clamp and dislodge the retainer from the tangs of the hose clamp. The tool also includes a second member adapted to retain the retainer to the first member after the removal of the retainer from the hose clamp. A method for employing the tool is also provided.

Inventors: Smith; Gary M. (Waterford, MI)

Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation

International Classification: B25B 25/00 (20060101); B25B 027/10 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018