Patent Number: 6,308,935

Title: Staple removing tool

Abstract: A tool for removing a staple including a shank having an axis of elongation and a distal end along said axis of elongation. A ramp, having a surface for engaging an underside of the crown portion of a staple, is formed integrally with the shank proximate the distal end thereof. The ramp extends laterally with respect to the shank axis of elongation and has an axis angling away from the axis of elongation of the shank at an acute angle. A first fulcrum is integrally formed in the shank, generally perpendicular to the axis of said ramp, about which the ramp can be rotated when the engaging surface abuts an underside of a crown portion of the staple. A second fulcrum is integrally formed in the shank, generally perpendicular to the axis of elongation of the shank, about which the ramp can be rotated when the engaging surface abuts an underside of the crown portion of the staple.

Inventors: Rocheford; Michael D. (Dayton, MN)

Assignee: The Upholstery Studio, Inc.

International Classification: B25C 11/00 (20060101); B25C 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018