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Publication numberUS20070039286 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/198,854
Publication dateFeb 22, 2007
Filing dateAug 8, 2005
Priority dateAug 8, 2005
Publication number11198854, 198854, US 2007/0039286 A1, US 2007/039286 A1, US 20070039286 A1, US 20070039286A1, US 2007039286 A1, US 2007039286A1, US-A1-20070039286, US-A1-2007039286, US2007/0039286A1, US2007/039286A1, US20070039286 A1, US20070039286A1, US2007039286 A1, US2007039286A1
InventorsDouglas DeMasi
Original AssigneeDemasi Douglas D Sr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electric magnetic nail remover and nail impailer
US 20070039286 A1
Abstract
The electric magnetic remover will pull the nails from the wood or any surface and hold the item in place; at the same time the shingles will be discarded in whole, easier and cleaner to pick-up. There's a power indicator to help the worker to adjust the electric power to be used to pull out the nails or staples. This electric magnetic remover can also be equipped with a suction lightweight jet tub and have its own carrying container for all the nails and staples it sucks up.. When the electric magnetic remover is fill, the worker would release the discarded material in a holding container by simply turning down the electric power.
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1. In a hand tool, an electromagnet for providing a directed magnetic force when energized, a handle for appropriately locating the electromagnet with respect to an object, a switch operable to connect the electromagnet to a source of electrical energy when it is appropriately located with respect to the object, and an adjustable mechanism for limiting the amount of electrical energy delivered to the electromagnet when the switch is operated to an amount appropriate to the operation to be performed.
2. A hand tool according to claim 1, wherein the switch can direct the current in different directions through the electromagnet to change the direction of the directed magnetic force.
3. A hand tool according to claim 1, wherein the switch can direct the current through the electromagnet so that the directed magnetic force attracts ferrous material towards it.
4. A hand tool according to claim 3, that is a nail puller.
5. A hand tool according to claim 4, and means on the nail puller to limit the approach of the nail puller to the material containing the nail.
6. A hand tool according to claim 5, wherein the means on the nail puller to limit the spacing of the nail puller from the material containing the nail are wheels rendering the hand tool a sweeper.
7. A hand tool according to claim 4, and container space for holding pulled nails and the like.
8. A hand tool according to claim l,wherein the switch can direct the current through the electromagnet so that the directed magnetic force repulses magnetized material away from it.
9. A hand tool according to claim 8, that is a nail impaler.
10. A hand tool according to claim 9, and container space for holding nails that are automatically fed to the nail impaler.
11. A hand tool according to claim 2, wherein when the switch directs the current in one direction through the electromagnet it functions as a nail puller.
12. A hand tool according to claim 2, wherein when the switch directs the current in another direction through the electromagnet it functions as a nail impaler.
13. A hand tool according to claim 11, wherein when the switch directs the current in another direction through the electromagnet it functions as a nail impaler.
14. A method of removing embedded nails and the like comprising the steps of placing an electromagnet over the embedded nail, and the step of connecting the electromagnet to a source of electrical current to energize the electromagnet to attract the nail to it, after the step of limiting the amount of electrical energy delivered to the electromagnet when the switch is operated to an amount appropriate to the particular embedded nails.
15. A method of removing embedded nails and the like according to claim 14, and the step of adjusting the current as necessary to apply the appropriate force to effect proper removal of the nail.
16. A method of removing embedded nails and the like according to claim 14, and the step of moving the electromagnet over an area to sweep the area of embedded nails.
17. A method of removing embedded nails and the like according to claim 16, and the step of collecting the pulled nails as the electromagnet is moved over an area to sweep the area of embedded nails.
18. A method of embedding nails and the like comprising the steps of placing an electromagnet over the area to be nail embedded, and the step of connecting the electromagnet to a source of electrical current to energize the electromagnet to embed the nail, after the step of limiting the amount of electrical energy delivered to the electromagnet when the switch is operated to an amount appropriate to the particular nails to be embedded.
19. A method of embedding nails and the like according to claim 18 and the step of adjusting the current as necessary to apply the appropriate force to effect proper embeddment of the nail.
20. A method of embedding nails and the like according to claim 18 and the step of automatically supplying nails successively to the electromagnet.
21-99. (canceled)
Description
    INTRODUCTION
  • [0001]
    1. Field of the Invention
  • [0002]
    This invention relates to the removal or installation of nails, staples or other metal objects by electric magnetic pulling or pushing force fields, and more particularly to a tool and method that is light weight and simple to use and/or also carries nails, etc., at all times.
  • [0003]
    2. Background of the Invention
  • [0004]
    Since when mankind started to use cut nails, then round nails, then staples, to fasten their buildings together, it has been ever harder to repair these structures by trying to remove the nails or staples, particularly those that have been in place for many years.
  • [0005]
    The wood, metal or other material has aged for years and settled into place. So now the holding devices, nails, staples, are hard to get to, simply because they have come very much together over time with the material that they were intended to hold secure.
  • [0006]
    Over the years, for the most part, the nails or staples would start to rust, mostly on the head or top. Most times, using the conventional tools to remove these holding devices, results in breakage of the head or top of the nail. Then comes scrapes, dents or broken material from the removal process.
  • [0007]
    Then the worker has to dig into the wood, metal or other material, and most certainly does more damage in the surrounding workplace area in trying desperately to still remove the holding device.
  • [0008]
    In most cases, when trying to remove wood trim in a structure or horizontal or vertical wood, metal, vinyl or other type of siding, there usually is damage, because over the years the structure has settled in place and the holding device is no longer as easy to get to on account of it's overlapped with the rows of material, paint, stain, putty or other protective sealant, and trim and horizontal or vertical siding or other framing that was installed after. There are also the finished walls that have sheet rock, wallpaper, wood trim covering; as well as the inherent covering of the hidden nails holding each piece of board in tongue and groove construction such as wood flooring, siding, roofing, etc.
  • [0009]
    All the new and improved nail and staple removers still do the same thing; they still damage the material and the area that the worker is working on. This because they are still using the same tools and methods to remove the nails, etc: to wit, crow bars, hammers, chisels, etc. It's still the same hard, time consuming, and dangerous process.
  • [0010]
    The pneumatic air nailer and the gas fired nail have always been plagued with these and more problems from the very start to the present With them, there is a need to stop work and climb down the ladder and reset the air compressor. After resetting the air compressor, the gauge might not read right.
  • [0011]
    There may be too much air pressure. If that happens, then the nails will shoot right through the material leaving a large hole. Furthermore, there may be another worker on the other side of the roof wall, floor or even on the other side of the room, and that worker could very easily get impaled by a high-powered flying nail. Which could very easily hurt or kill the worker, and you wouldn't even know what you have just done.
  • [0012]
    There have been thousands of workers hurt or killed on the job site, whether the injury was accidentally self-inflicted or by another worker. This problem is always there, and still presents a very unsafe nailing tool whether the nailing tool is a pneumatic air gun or a gas fired nail gun.
  • [0013]
    The other major problem is that if there is not enough air pressure, or gas pressure, the nails will only go in part way, leaving the worker to stop, put down the pneumatic or gas nail gun, get out their manual hammer and hit the nail down into place.
  • [0014]
    All this takes time and is very nonproductive and upsetting to the worker when they must stop work. The lost time is in the millions of dollars every year.
  • [0015]
    So these tools, the pneumatic air nailer and the gas fired nail have always been plagued with these and more problems from the very start to the present and going to the different trade shows doesn't reveal any real or dramatic changes.
  • [0016]
    3. Prior Art
  • [0017]
    Patents and pending patent applications (identification number, date, and inventor) showing removers of nails, staples, or other metal objects:.
    #2,326,514 Feb. 17, 1941 Francis N. Bard
  • [0018]
    This huge heavy roof scrapper would have shaken the roof apart, if it could be lifted and managed, by a few big strong working men. No real control once in operation. On any roof pitch over A 4-12 angle, it would lose all traction and fall of the roof
    #2,714,907 Aug. 29, 1952 Ray O. Peck
  • [0019]
    Has a tool that lifts a row of shingles and then pushes a strip of asbestos between the shingles to prevent the roof from learning, and he finds this is more economical than replacing with new shingles by taking off the old wooden shake shingles and replacing with new shingles. This tool is non-productive and no one now a days will use asbestos. This causes concern.
    #1,218,145 Mar. 6, 1917 W. L. Whittier
  • [0020]
    The roof stripper is no more than a flat shovel that has grooves in the front and grooves in the back. When pushing forward, the worker would push down and up hoping to get the nails and shingles in one motion. Then with the grooves in the rear, the worker hopes to get the remaining nails or staples, and not break off the head of the nails in the process, but what would usually happen, with the force on the nails, the head would bend and the vertical shaft would be left standing, so now the worker would have to try to pull the shaft out alone with plyers which would take a long time, but the shaft would have to come out so it wouldn't puncture through the new shingles.
    #3,113,758 Dec. 10, 1963 C. M. Knowles
  • [0021]
    This invention is a flat shovel and a wedge on the bottom to somehow help lift the shingles. But the problem is that at times the worker has to put the shovel flat or up to get under the shingles or the nails that are holding the shingle in place.
    #6,113,169 Sep. 5, 2000 Bret A. Gohman
  • [0022]
    This magnetic wheel is just that. It's been energized for a very specific force field to only pick-up loose ferrous metal objects on the floor that have been left behind. This tool has very little lifting force.
    #2,709,570 May 31, 1955 Walter N. Henry
  • [0023]
    As one would read about the pneumatic nail puller, it's easily understood just how unproductive and costly this tool would be. Henry's tool will leave big divot holes on aid in the wood, with the digging claws at the end and just by pulling on the head of the nail, is no guarantee you will retrieve the nail because all the pulling pressure is on the head only. Why would anyone want to try to reuse nails, staples, screws or bolts, the time and effort and expense supercedes all practical matters. It could be wiser and cost effective just to buy a new and recycle the old and used metal ferrous. Henry's tool only removes one nail at a time and is big and bulky and heavy to use.
    #3,978,576 Sep. 7, 1976 Jack Mustoe, Jr.
  • [0024]
    This tool is of the same design as U.S. Pat. No. 2,709,570. Just as hard to use and very unproductive to use, and will damage the wood or any other ferrous material just; look at how deep the pulling jaws go down in the material on sheet 2 of 4.
    #2002-0053261-A1 Oct. 26, 2001 Garda C. Arturo
  • [0025]
    Just like the other patents and patent pendings, this is no more than a flat shovel with grooves at the front end of the shovel to grab nails as the shovel is inserted under the shingles. All the worker has to do is to push in, push down and lift. This process must be repeated in the same area, and normally some of the nails will remain in the roof flooring or the head will break off and leave the vertical shape. Once this happens, the worker must stop and either hammer the vertical shaft down or try to pull it, so as not to damage the new roof shingles before they are installed.
    #6,116,117 Sep. 12, 2000 Michael Nicolast

    This shingle remover is clumsy and not efficient at all. Not only does it have the same if not more of the problems with the other mechanized shingle removing apparatus, it still relies on so many moving parts. Extremely dangerous this tool is to use, not only for the operator, but for any one who is around. There's an open blade that has no safety features. It is always open and moving. It's big and heavy. The uses are very limited at best. When the worker is removing shingles on a roof just look at a simple 4-12 roof pitch. At the least, this mechanized shingle removing apparatus,.along with all the others would be a roofer's worst day of work. They are heavy, clumsy and there is no traction. The vibration would shake the roof structure and other structural parts, apart, doing even more damage. Cracks in the sheet rock, plumbing leaks, broken windows, and much more would result. The heavy machine could easily fall off the roof taking the workman with it, killing anyone down below.
  • Other Mechanical Shingle Removers
  • [0026]
    U.S. Application
    2003-0098449 May 29, 2003 Scott Pell
  • [0027]
    U.S. Patent Documents
    6695288 Feb. 24, 2004 Michael Benitez
    6711971 Mar. 30, 2004 Gail B. Morin
    6792829 Sep. 21, 2004 Arturo C. Garcia
    6467377 Oct. 22, 2002 Suen E. Kersting
    6443428 Sep. 3, 2002 Florentino Santibanez
    6128979 Oct. 10, 2000 John Shephard
    6095015 Aug. 1, 2000 Jams P. Phelan
    5988021 Nov. 23, 1999 Michael Nicolosi
    5988717 Nov. 23, 1999 John W. Foust
    5921155 Jul. 13, 1999 Graig A. Faller
    5906145 May 25, 1999 John Shepherd
    5893611 Apr. 13, 1999 Elmo D. Gamber
    5863100 Jan. 26, 1999 Jeremy M. Martin
    5141205 Aug. 25, 1992 Hideo Iwal
    4610188 Sep. 9, 1986 Peter Hallock
    4245817 Jan. 20, 1981 Herman R. Peoples
    4078766 Mar. 14, 1978 Albert C. Saurwein
    3978576 Sep. 7, 1976 Jack Mustoe, Jr.
    2714907 Aug. 9, 1955 Ray O. Peck
    2709570 May 31, 1955 Walter N. Henrey
    2570914 Feb. 27, 1948 Clarence N. Buck
    1771712 Jun. 8, 1928 Francis A. Jimerson
    1516155 Jul. 17, 1924 Emidio Santarelli
     779028 Jan. 11, 1904 Edward Condon
  • [0028]
    U.S. Applications
    0004362 Jan. 8, 2004 A. R. Robertso
    0051309 Mar. 18, 2004 William Perkins
    0051324 Mar. 18, 2004 Greg S. Snider
    0209472 Nov. 13, 2003 Chieh-Jen Hslac
    0200843 Oct. 30, 2003 Ching Chou Lin
    0041698 Mar. 6, 2003 Yuan Ching Chi
  • [0029]
    U.S. Patent Documents
    6641114 Nov. 4, 2003 Carmen Denice Davis
    6471273 Oct. 29, 2002 Peter Friedrick
    6155619 Dec. 5, 2000 Jay A. Kirkpatrick
    6402212 Jun. 12, 2000 Chieh-Jen Hsiac
    6073983 Jun. 13, 2000 James A. Schroeder
    6113169 Sep. 5, 2000 Bret A. Gohman
    5957430 Sep. 28, 1999 Rory Olson
    5624146 Apr. 29, 1997 Elmer Deloss Reyes
    4054263 Oct. 18, 1977 Michael Delia
    3319989 May 16, 1967 Charles W. Ross
    2733949 Feb. 7, 1956 George Lewis Russell
    2733949 Feb. 7, 1956 George Lewis Russell
    2517325 Apr. 7, 1947 Anthony H. Lamb
    2417762 Apr. 19, 194 Steven Koller
  • Other Crow Bar Nail Removers
  • [0030]
    U.S. Applications
    2005-0062026 Mar. 24, 2005 Steven Wayne Holcomb
    2005-0062025 Mar. 24, 2005 Joseph Forrester
    2004-0255428 Dec. 23, 2004 John C. Lawless
    2003-0052312 Mar. 20, 2003 Michael J. Bystrom
    2003-0042474 Mar. 6, 2003 Kevin Boydon
    2003-0222251 Dec. 4, 2003 Dennis Weber
    2002-0145135 Oct. 10, 2002 Richard J. Macor
    2002-0056832 May 16, 2002 Jefferson Louis Wagner
    2001-0025949 Oct. 4, 2001 Chris R. Fagan
  • [0031]
    U.S. Patents
    6663083 Dec. 16, 2003 Virgil Smith
    6629684 Oct. 7, 2003 Robert Harold Youngren
    6578820 Jun. 17, 2003 William Turman
    6105935 Aug. 22, 2000 Jefferson Louis Wagner
    5695172 Dec. 9, 1997 Kenneth W. Hizeha
    5495781 Mar. 5, 1996 Sterling Wirth
    3769644 Nov. 6, 1973 Wayne Case
     813223 Feb. 20, 1906 J. F. Loreman
  • Other Handlebar Manual Shingle Nail Removers
  • [0032]
    U.S. Applications
    2005-010831  Jun. 9, 2005 Thomas W. Parker
    2003-0121370 Jul. 3, 2003 Carter F. Lloyd
    2002-0053261 May 9, 2002 Garcia C. Arturo
  • [0033]
    U.S. Patents
    6446401 Sep. 10, 2002 John J. Krupp
    6029545 Feb. 29, 2000 William Harpell
    5819603 Oct. 13, 1998 Iva Yvonne Murray
    5280676 Jan. 25, 1994 Gabriel J. Fieni
    5159859 Nov. 3, 1992 David E. Whitesell
    4477972 Oct. 23, 1984 Vincent M. Testa, Jr.
    3113758 Dec. 10, 1963 C. M. Knowles
    3074694 Jan. 22, 1963 C. Erickson, Jr.
    1218145 Mar. 6, 1917 W. L. Whittier
     72655 Dec. 24, 1867 S. Marden
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0034]
    According to the invention, when a worker uses the electric magnetic nail puller to remove an item—let's say for now a nail or staple, it easily slides out and leaves little or no damage in that work area, because the pulling power is directed in that specific area and the pulling power is always in complete control of the worker.
  • [0035]
    When the nail or staple is being pulled out of the area, it will travel back out the same hole, that it was first installed in, even if the nail or staple is being pulled through an overlapping tongue and groove floor, or overlapping siding or many layers of paint applied over the years. The difficulty of removal doesn't make any difference; the electric pulling power can always be increased with complete control at all times.
  • [0036]
    Then when the nail or staple starts to come out, because of the electric magnetic force, it goes directly to the electric magnets. Thus the operator doesn't have to worry about being stabbed or poked in the eye from the force used to remove the nail or staple. After the removal, all the operator has to do is to turn down the electric power to release the nail or staple.
  • [0037]
    After this is done, the worker can easily take out the tongue and groove flooring or horizontal or vertical siding or framing, with no or very little damage to the material so that the worker can use the original piece to match-up that area as if it was never moved.
  • [0038]
    Any one in the construction field or design and engineering of tools will clearly understand these tools are not limited to the drawing, but only limited to one's thought and imagination.
  • [0039]
    As clearly stated in the beginning, there has never been a more efficient and productive nail remover or nail impailer ever built with such a power force field and yet, at the same time, a very quiet and extremely safe tool to use with full control at all times.
  • [0040]
    The worker can easily remove at a very quick speed and, at all times, with full safety knowing they won't get hurt in removing any bent nails or misplaced nails.
  • [0041]
    Also when the worker is using the nailing mode, they are able to have complete control of the existing force field, knowing at all times that the power setting is just right for whatever part of the job they are doing. Also knowing that if there is too much of a power force field, or too little of a power force field, the worker can easily adjust the power setting on the spot right there. There is no need to stop work and climb down the ladder and reset the power source such as the air compressor.
  • [0042]
    The electric magnetic nail, staple, bolt or rivet remover will pull the nails, staples, etc., the wood or any surface and hold the item in place, and at the same time the shingles will be discarded in whole, easier and cleaner to pick-up. The nails, staples, etc., are automatically separated from the shingles or other material, to make recycling material more efficient and safer.
  • [0043]
    Roof shingles removed, but not limited to just shingles, but also can remove horizontally or vertically wall siding, roof flooring, studs, finishes, flooring, subflooring, framing, floors and much more.
  • [0044]
    This tool will reduce labor cost dramatically, reduce injuries on the job site dramatically, increase production, profit and make the job that much safer. This tool is lightweight, and easy to use. There's a power indicator to help the worker to increase or decrease the electric power to be used to pull out the nails, staples, screws or bolts at the job site. The worker can control the electric magnetic field, so he or she can pull out the top nail, staple, or any other metal objects that the worker wishes to remove and not effect what's below.
  • [0045]
    This electric magnetic nail, staple, etc., remover can also be equipped with a suction lightweight jet tub and have its own carrying container for all the nails, staples, screws or bolts it sucks up from the job site. This will also save time and expense. Either tool will leave the job site clean and ready to be reconstructed in a fraction of time, then if the job was to be done with old outdated tools.
  • [0046]
    And when the electric magnetic remover is full of discarded material, the worker would release the discarded material in a holding container by simply turning down the electric power.
  • [0047]
    This tool will replace the crow bars, flat shovels, rakes, pneumatic shingle removers, shingle strippers, gas powered shingle remover and many more hard to use, hazardous and very hard and time consuming ways to remove roof shingles.
  • [0048]
    There can also be an electric magnetic field rolling wheel, with a scrapper on the handle and a holding container next to the wheel scrapper. So, when the wheel goes around with the material on the wheels, the non force field scrapper will knock off the nails, staples, screws or bolts into the holding container.
  • [0049]
    Furthermore, there has always been the problem of stopping when there is a missed nail or a bent nail. The worker must try to remove or bend over the nail in question, then start to nail again. But by using the only dual purpose nail remover and impaler, the worker spends less time and is more productive then ever.
  • [0050]
    When using this dual purpose electric magnetic nail remover or nail impaler tool gun, it's not just limited to the gun shape, but could also be made in any shape or size that one would need for the job.
  • [0051]
    The electric magnetic remover could easily be made as small as a pen or pencil: for removal of foreign objects that might be imbedded in an animal or a human. If for example someone gets a nail imbedded in oneself, the electric magnetic nail, screw, staple, rivet and bolt or any other foreign metal could be easily extracted by the controlled force field electric magnet.
  • [0052]
    This, of course, is just one of the many different ways to use this untapped power source, in a constructive and controlled atmosphere.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS OF INVENTION EMBODIMENTS
  • [0053]
    These and other objects, features and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a reading of the following descriptions of embodiments of the invention when considered with the appended drawings wherein:
  • [0054]
    FIG. 1 is a diagrammatic top view of the force field electrical magnetic nail remover sweeper removing nails holding shingles on a roof, and not damaging the shingles which are left behind after the nails have been removed;
  • [0055]
    FIG. 2 is a diagrammatic elevational view of a hand-held electrical magnetic nail remover using the force field to remove trim nails from a window;
  • [0056]
    FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the force field electrical magnetic nail remover sweeper removing all and holding the nails pulled from shingles on a roof, and of discarded whole shingles having no damage and easily removed:
  • [0057]
    FIG. 4 is a diagrammatic side view of a hand-held electrical magnetic nail remover using the force field to remove sheet rock nails while not damaging the sheet rock and of a switch thereon to reverse the force field to drive nails back into the non-damaged sheet rock to hold it in place;
  • [0058]
    FIG. 5 is a diagrammatic top view of the force field electrical magnetic nail remover sweeper removing nails holding wood flooring down, and not damaging the wood flooring which is left behind after the nails have been removed;
  • [0059]
    FIG. 6 is a diagrammatic side view of a hand-held electrical magnetic nail remover using the force field to remove nails from the bottom to the top and while not damaging the wood siding which is falling down;
  • [0060]
    FIG. 7 is a diagrammatic side view of a hand-held electrical magnetic nail remover using the force field to remove nails holding wood flooring down, and not damaging the wood flooring which is left behind after the nails have been removed;
  • [0061]
    FIG. 8 is a diagrammatic perspective and composite view of a hand-held electrical magnetic nail remover and of roof rafters and wall studs with a plywood sheet sub flooring still nailed in place, and of some undamaged sub flooring plywood sheets falling from the roof and/or wall after the nails have been removed;
  • [0062]
    FIG. 10 is a diagrammatic perspective view showing the electric magnetic force field from a hand-held electrical magnetic nail remover pulling out century old or older nails and newer nails from an antique piece of construction with no problem at all;
  • [0063]
    FIG. 10 is a diagrammatic perspective view showing the electric magnetic force field from a hand-held electrical magnetic nail remover pulling out nails from preexisting wall studs, tight space not withstanding; the reverse power switch on the portable nail remover being adjustable to fire nails from a chamber in the top into the wall studs to better anchor them;
  • [0064]
    FIGS. 11A and 11B are respectively side and bottom views of the force field electrical magnetic nail remover sweeper removing and storing removed nails, and FIG. 11C has been introduced to show a conventional roof with shingles on right side and a roofer with a bucket of discarded nails walking on the shingle-free left side;
  • [0065]
    FIG. 12 is a diagrammatic side view of a hand-held electrical magnetic nail remover using the force field to remove nails and staples from a wood boat in less time than before;
  • [0066]
    FIG. 13 is a diagrammatic side view of a hand-held electrical magnetic nail remover using the force field to remove in repair nails and staples without damage from a wood dresser;
  • [0067]
    FIGS. 14A and 14B are a diagrammatic side and top views showing respectively a hand-held electrical magnetic nail remover using the force field to remove rivets from the side of an airplane and the force field electrical magnetic nail remover sweeper to remove rivets from an airplane wing, in less time and with no damage to the plane skin.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF PREFERRED INVENTION EMBODIMENTS
  • [0068]
    For the magnetic nail, staple, rivets, or any other metal objects the worker wants to remove, the electric magnetic nail puller of the invention will decrease the amount of time it takes for removal. There will be an increase the productivity in the worker's day. There will be a decease the amount of injuries on the job site, because the worker is in a much safer environment. The material is not damaged when being removed. The force field is easily controlled by the worker in that specific area, so other parts at the job site are not affected.
  • [0069]
    Referring more particularly to FIG. 1, the electric magnet force field will pick up and hold the items in place until the worker decides to reduce the power and release the material in a holding area. A force field electrical magnetic nail remover sweeper has a force field making portion 2 that is moved via a handle 11 over a row of nails 9 in shingles. The nail 9 are collected within a holding area 2 for disposal later. Loosened and undamaged shingles 3 and 4 are shown falling. A cord 12 connects to a source of electrical power, and its application is controlled by a switch 7. The electric magnet force field will pick up and hold the items in place until the worker decides to reduce the power (by actuating the switch 7) to release the material in the holding area. The sweeper is pulling out nails from shingles 8, holding all the nails tight and secure, and not damaging the siding or shingles so if needed they can be reinstalled.
  • [0070]
    Undamaged wood, metal or slate, etc., roofing shingles 3, undamaged by applicant's invention are ready to be reused. Siding removed 4, wood, vinyl, metal, etc., is not damaged and ready to be removed, if need to match existing siding. Rotating handle 5 adjustable for any position the worker would use. An adjustable length 6 is in handle for the worker to feel more comfortable. A power switch 13 is on the handle for easy control, at all times. After the nails, staples, rivets or any other holding devices are removed, the work area is left clean and undamaged the roofing nails 9 held in place by the super sweeper. The handle 5 can also serve as rechargeable power source cylinder 10. This for use if regular electric and power source is not available. The super sweeper is very light weight for easy use. A universal electric plug 12 will go from 120 volts to 240 volts down to 120 volts. The power source will automatically change the power setting control 13. The change will increase or decease on its own and always lets the worker have full control when in use.
  • [0071]
    In FIG. 2, there is shown a hand-held electric magnetic nail remover and pneumatic nailer or electric or gas powered fired nailer 14. At the bottom of the nailer 14 handle,there is shown a self-adjusting nail remover 15. Nailer 14 has rotating mail remover head 16. Nailer 14 has a smooth but firm force field 17 pulling out nails. Nailer 14 leaves a clean undamaged area 18 where nails were just pulled out of the trim. Nailer 14 may have the dual operation of a nailing gun and a nail remover upon operating a suitable switch.
  • [0072]
    FIG. 3 clearly shows the undamaged roof shingles 20 after the holding nails are removed. The roof shingles where the nails were removed, are clean even small hole slits 21. It also shows how easily the roof shingles 23 just slide down and out of the way, when the roofing nails are removed. It further clearly shows that after the super sweeper passes an area 24, there are no nails left behind, not even the nail shaft or heads. It as well shows the super sweeper force field picking up the roofing nails. Furthermore, it shows the super sweeper holding on to all the roofing nails held into place 26. It van be seen that the shingles are clean of all the roofing nails after the super sweeper just past over, leaving the area 27 clean.. The wheels 28 that are adjustable and freewheeling. Because the shingles or other roofing material 29 is detached from the roofing floor, by using the electric magnet force field, always under complete control by the worker, and pulling the nail out, there is no blunt force used at all and the shingle or other roofing material remains intact, and very easy to remove, using a fraction of the time in cleaning up; and since the shingles or other roofing material is in a whole piece or sections, and not broken up into little broken pieces or jagged edges that still have the old rusty nails, screws, staples, rivets or other fastening holders, this is without a doubt the safest, easiest, and most productive way to remove roofing shingles or other roofing materials, siding, flooring, framing of any kind. This also makes for easy separation for recycling as well. These tools can also be used to disassemble cars, boats, planes, motorcycles; the possibilities are endless.
  • [0073]
    In FIG. 4, the electric force field from the hand-held electric magnetic nail remover 31 is removing the sheet rock nails or screws. The undamaged sheet 40 can be re-nailed or re-screwed with the same electric magnetic force field, just reverse the power source from pulling nails or screws to pushing the nails or screws back into the sheetrock, wood or framing material, and roof shingles, siding. There is no limit. In FIG. 5, the super sweeper 35 force field is pulling out the flooring nails with no problem at all and leaving the flooring tongue and groove board unchanged, and clean, without any bent or broken wood splinters, nails screws or other debris left behind. The flooring nails 33 are in tight, very secure. The force field puts a firm grip onto the flooring nails and pulls the nails through the original hole, so there is no damage to the wood flooring and at a later date can be used again. The super sweeper holds the long and barred flooring nails in place very securely, not leaving any bent or broken nails behind, so when the super sweeper is fill with discarded nails, screws, or any other metal objects, the worker simply puts the super sweeper over a can and pushes, pulls, or turns off the force field to release the material to be recycled; there is no mess or debris left behind. Sweeper 35 has the rotating and adjustable handle 36; the handle extends, contracts, rotates to help the worker perform his job in a safe and productive matter. The hand lever 36 has a switch 37 which will add as a benefit for easy power control, but there can also be a simple dial control. The continuous hand grip will greatly help the worker for a safe and friendly useful tool. The less effort the worker uses, the less tired and more productive he or she will be during the work day. The sweeper 35 sleek and light weight electric magnetic chassis, makes for a very easy to maneuver tool.
  • [0074]
    In FIG. 6, the extreme force field 40 is shown pulling out very hard and stubborn siding nails, that are hundreds of years old. (Note that the siding is being removed from the bottom siding to the top siding with no damage to the siding, the siding falling down very fast after the nails are pulled.) The enormous force field pressure, must penetrate through hundreds of years of paint and putty 41. As the century old nails 42 are being pulled through the hundreds of years of old siding with the electric magnetic force field, they pass through the original holes that were made hundreds of years ago. The nails also must punch through many layers of paint, and putty 43. The turn of the century square head nails 44 are safely pulled through and out into the electric magnetic nail, screw, staple, bolt, rivet and any other metal material removal tool. The century old siding 45 is ready to be reused, if needed. Old siding falls to the floor undamaged. All the nails or other items are safely stored with no fallen nails or other debris left on the wall studs or floor. This makes for a clean and safe work environment.
  • [0075]
    In FIG. 7, Nailing gun 49 has nail chamber 50-A holding flooring nails. When the repair to the subfloor is done, just reverse the polarity magnetic force field and now the worker can nail the tongue and groove flooring 47 back down to the subfloor. There is no need to change tools. Fig.7 also show the electric magnetic nail removal tool 49 safely pulling out hard to get, century old flooring nails if not older, leaving no damage to the existing tongue and groove flooring 47 that can be reinstalled at a later time to match the undisturbed flooring so it looks like it was never taken out because of the work area itself was disturbed. The dual nailing gun 49 will also nail with the same force and pressure in nailing the wood flooring down, as it the electric magnetic force used to pull the nails. It will take out the century old nails, weathered old nails or brand new nails. The end result is the same. No damage to the material. And a safe working environment for the worker. Unlike other nailing guns that have just one function, to nail only, this gun 49 has two functions. Thus this electric magnetic nail remover 49 can also install the same.
  • [0076]
    FIG. 8 shows the only dual purpose nail remover and nail impaler 51-A ever. Two thirds less weight, much easier to use. Easy to use, worker friendly. Can be powered by a battery cell, converted electric, fuel cell, or air pressure, but not limited to the few power sources just mentioned. The roof rafters 51 are clean with no remaining nails so when the renovator is taking apart the structure,.it is complete; putting back the structure will be that much easier, faster and more efficient because of the clean work area that is left. Clean undamaged roof flooring of plywood or other sheeting 52, not splinters, broken or damaged in any way, falls away. FIG. 5 also shows a piece of roof flooring 53 that is nailed to the roof rafters 51.
  • [0077]
    FIG. 9 shows the electric magnetic force field 58 pulling out century old or older nails and newer nails with no problem at all, leaving a very clean and undamaged framing wall, ready to be reused or moved at any time with just the preexisting nail holes left behind. The nail holding chamber 60 exists for almost any nail in the hand-held magnetic nail remover. The nail holding chamber can be located anywhere that accommodates the stick or coil nails that are made today or other holding nails holding shapes or patterns.
  • [0078]
    FIG. 10 shows the electric magnetic force field 60 pulling out very hard to get nails, with ease. The other way as we know it today to remove nails, screws, staples, rivets, or other holding devices, would require a lot of hard work and no doubt damage to the framing material. Because of the very tight area 61 with very limited working space, the worker is in no danger of getting hurt by using a pry bar, crow bar or any other manual nail removing device. The force field 60 is pulling out the hard to reach framing nails 64, that could have been installed more than a hundred years ago.
  • [0079]
    In FIG. 11A, the sweeper electric magnetic vacuum 69 is shown. It clearly illustrates how efficient the sweeper is, by picking up all screws, nails, rivets and more and holding them in container 66. The magnetic force 68 will pick the debris up and the super sucker vacuum will put all the debris in a holding tank 66. When container or tank 66 is filled, the worker will put the debris 65 in a recycling container. The area that the super sweeper 69 sucking just past is spotless. There is no need to go back over it again. The super sweeper is a match for the most powerful, and controlled electric magnetic force field 68. The super sweeper sucker 69 is not just limited to electric poser from the convertible method, but one can also put a power cell, gas or diesel motor to attain maximum electric magnetic pulling or sucking power. While we are looking at but one design, any one in the design, mechanical or construction field will appreciate the very few moving parts, and most efficient working tool. The housing 65 contains a motor-generator.
  • [0080]
    In FIG. 11B, one is looking in to the bottom of the super sweeper 69 sucking too. Notice the small but adjustable wheels, and the tremendous holding power of all the different nails, screws, rivets, bolts and many other materials that get sucked up. The super sweeper sucking tool 69 is a very universal tool that will pick-up almost anything in its path. Despite the enormous work and productivity, the electric magnetic force 68 that is produced by the super sweeper sucking machine 69, the machine is very light and very user friendly.
  • [0081]
    FIG. 11C shows a conventional construction environment wherein the invention may be used. It is a housing peaked roof with shingles on the right side and a person with a bucket with nails on the left side.
  • [0082]
    FIG. 12 shows a boat. Whether it's wooden, aluminum or metal, one can clearly see how quickly and efficiently the nails, screws, staples, bolts or rivets are pulled out and the entire work area is left clean and undamaged for a quicker, repair and service. After the nails or screws have been removed, the worker and craftsman can simply move the power force switch to the desired setting from pulling out to now pushing in, and since the material wasn't damaged during the taking apart stage, and left unchanged and clean, using the same tool, the reconstruction will go a lot smoother.
  • [0083]
    When cabinet makers are refurbishing old furniture, they often find themselves, through no fault of their own, cutting or splitting the furniture wood, since it is so brittle and the nails, staples, screws, rivets or bolts that hold it together are so often imbedded into the word or other material; To compound the problem even worse, there is often hundreds of years of wear and tear, many layers of varnish, paint and putty, to make the job even harder. As shown in FIG. 13, a force field 76 from a hand-held electric magnetic nail remover alleviates the problem.
  • [0084]
    On a plane, there are thousands of rivets to be drilled out; thereare many other hand and manual ways to remove rivets. But by using, as shown in FIG. 14A, the electric magnetic nail, screw, rivet, bolt or staple remover 78, the long and tedious job is done in a fraction of the time, whether or not you are using the super sweeper 77 suction magnetic force field as in FIG. 1 4B to pull up thousands of rivets on a plane wing, or the hand-held electric magnetic nail or rivet puller on the fuselage in FIG. 14A. And when you are done, the job site is left in a clean environment, ready to be repaired, and all the used rivets are safely inside the super sweeper suction magnetic force field chamber of the sweeper or remover waiting to be released in the recycling area. Also the electric magnetic nail remover will also be very useful in the hard to get places. The electric magnetic nail, staple, rivets, screw or bolt remover force field 76 will be greatly used in the hard to get to spots. After all the work is completed in repairing the planes wing and fuse lodge, you are able to use the same tool to place all the rivets back into the repaired area in a fraction of the time, by simply reversing the polarity electric magnetic force field in a safe manner all the time.
  • [0085]
    There are many problems with the pneumatic and gas fired nail gun. They are bulky, heavy, hard to use, and not safe to say the least. They haven't changed that much over the years. Their design is basically the same. The pneumatic nail gun is too large, heavy, hard to use, and extremely dangerous. There are thousands of workers every year being impaled by themselves or other workers on the job. Very serious accidents occur all the time, costing lives, and injuries. Millions of dollars are lost because of down time.
  • [0086]
    Then there are all the moving parts within a very complex mechanical tool. If one part breaks and it could be a ten cent piece, the work must stop and hope to find that piece and take apart the pneumatic gun for repairs. A day of work could be lost.
  • [0087]
    The pneumatic air gun nailer also must have a long cumbersome air hose that always gets hung up on something and adds to the weight.
  • [0088]
    The pneumatic air gun nailer must also have a reliable and expensive air compressor for the enormous air pressure to be used each and every time one nail is shot out, into the wood.
  • [0089]
    Then there I the problem of the cold weather. At times the pneumatic air nailing gun won't work as fast and effortlessly or won't work at all on hot days. At times the pneumatic nailing gun will get hot and uncomfortable to use.
  • [0090]
    The pneumatic air nailing gun also has another big problem. In regulating the air pressure, it is done at the air compressor tank only. If there is too much pressure, the nails will go through the wood, shingles, or other material, leaving big holes and not fastening properly; if there is not enough pair pressure, the nails won't penetrate the material they're intended to hold in place. Then the worker must stop and use a manual hand-held hammer to hit the nail down all the way once again loosing precious time at work and not being productive.
  • [0091]
    When working at the job site, it is very common to have the air line broken and now you loose all the air pressure and the worker must stop and make the necessary repairs. Once again loosing precious time at work, costing millions of dollars in lost work time.
  • [0092]
    The gas fired nail gun has the same problems as the pneumatic nail gun, but it doesn't need air pressure to work But a lot of the problems are from the gas fired tank. When it gets low on gas there might not be enough power to fire the gun, and in the winter the cold will slow the gas fired gun down also.
  • [0093]
    The electric magnetic nail remover and nail impaler is a much simpler working tool with much fewer working parts. The electric magnetic nail remover and nail impaler will use the enormous force field that is so much more powerful then the pneumatic air nail gun or the gas fired nail gun, from the electric magnetic force field. The enormous force field that is so much more reliable and efficient then the pneumatic air nail gun and the gas fired nail gun is so much easier to control and with built-in safety features. It is the only dual purpose nail remover and nail impaler of the future, one that anyone would need to use.
  • [0094]
    The working force field in the power source will always be reliable. The simple switch to reverse or put forward the polarity force field will always have the force field and the worker will determine how low or how high the a force field they want to use.
  • [0095]
    There is never any need to wonder on how much power or fuel is left because as long as there is electricity available to the electric magnetic nail remover or nail impaler, there will always be a full charge of power.
  • [0096]
    The indivisible power source or fuel cells will always be a full charge; and when they get low, or the power source, whether the power source will be electric, nuclear, fusion, gas or even air, but certainly not limited to the well known power sources of today, tomorrow may or most likely will bring a more useful fuel source that will still facilitate the reliability of the magnet.
  • [0097]
    When using the electric magnetic force field in the medical field, the doctor or whoever else is in charge, can easily be used to pull out foreign objects that have been lodged into the human body, animals or any others. By pulling out, the doctor or technician can prevent more damage than by cutting into the open wound.
  • [0098]
    At times, there can be a need to put the electric magnetic force field on one side of the body part, and pull through the other side. This can prevent more damage. If the foreign object—example, an arrow, bullet, nail or nails, spike, or schrapnell just to mention a few, but in no means limited, as one in the medical field would know, the positive uses are endless. This force field can easily be used on any size wound, from very sensitive micro sensory, to front line emergency surgery.
  • [0099]
    There is also a growing need for on-the-spot force field surgery to rescue accident victims in vehicles, boats, trains, planes, heavy equipment, just to mention a few, but not limited in the endless use possibilities.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/750
International ClassificationE04B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB25C11/00
European ClassificationB25C11/00