Patent Number: 7,131,636

Title: Staple remover with storage bin

Abstract: A hand tool for removing and collecting used staples. The tool includes a handle hollowed out to form an interior compartment for storing removed staples. At a first end, or working end, and adjacent an entranceway of the compartment, is an outwardly extending prong for wedging under the bridge of an embedded staple. Adjacent to, and substantially coextensive with the prong is a guide member that acts to confine movement of removed staples toward the compartment entrance. The prong and guide define a pathway extending from the point of staple engagement at the working end of the tool, all the way to the entranceway of the storage compartment. The hand tool is designed to be separated to provide access to the interior, and includes a removable plug to dump collected staples as necessary. This hand tool avoids injuries and damage typically caused by prior staple removal devices.

Inventors: Gurmu; Michael (Oakland, CA)

Assignee: Michael; Genet

International Classification: B25C 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00