A tool for removing lids from in-ground service boxes includes an elongated shaft having first and second ends, the first end including and open wrench socket. A first bar is rigidly connected to and extends from the second end of the shaft in a direction perpendicular to the axis of the shaft and ends in a pry tip. …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Raymond A. Huhn
Agents: Norman E. Lehrer (attorney)

The application was examined by Hadi Shakeri (USPTO dept. 3727)


  • 1. A tool for removing lids from in-ground service boxes comprising: …
  • 2. The tool for removing lids from in-ground service boxes of claim 1 wherein said …
  • 3. The tool for removing lids from in-ground service boxes of claim 1 wherein said …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

For the purpose of illustrating the invention, there is shown in the accompanying drawings one form that is presently preferred; it being understood that the invention is not intended to be limited …


Background of the Invention

The present invention relates to a tool for removing the lids or covers from in-ground service boxes and for removing manhole covers and the like. More specifically, the invention relates …

Detailed Description of the Preferred Embodiment

Referring now to the drawings in detail wherein like reference numerals have been used throughout the various figures to designate like elements, there is shown in FIGS. 1-4 a tool …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The exemplary claims include number 1, originally classified under Wrench, the applicant's state - NJ, city - Cherry Hill, the published applicant's name is Huhn Raymond A., the patent particularly claims a tool for removing lids from in-ground service boxes comprising…, 4 figures depict the invention details, the examination was conducted by Hadi Shakeri (primary examiner, 3727 USPTO department), the known agent's name is Lehrer Norman E., numbered 13/134,678 (application), the grant number is 08707489, illustrated by 2 drawings, the application publication date is Jun. 14, 2011, the inventor's city is Cherry Hill, state - NJ, the inventor's first name is Raymond A., and his last name is Huhn, the patent grant extension term is 330 days, invented by Raymond A. Huhn, the patent was granted on Apr. 29, 2014, the invention is named Tool for Removing Lids From In-Ground Service Boxes, 5 claims comprise the protection scope, the exemplary patent drawings are Tool for Removing Lids, Front elevational view of a tool, View similar to FIG. 1 but showing, similar categories include Shear, wherein the elements are brought into working position by a pivoting or sliding movement, Miscellaneous, Combination or multi-purpose hand tools, corkscrew, interchangeable or adjustable tool elements, Associations of tools for different working operations with one portable power-drive means, Adapters therefor, Shoemaking or Leather Working, Mutilating Eraser Combined With Burnisher, Construction of casings, bodies or handles.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Crowbar or Prybar, of socket type, using screws, Combination or multi-purpose hand tools, Crowbars or levers, Having terminal cross arm, Wrench. The designated search classifications include Having terminal cross arm, Extensible handle or handle extension, Single bar pry or lever type, Automobile Repair or Maintenance, Tire, e.g., repair, etc., Combined with disparate article, Socket, Wrench, Crowbar or Prybar, Receptacle Opener or Closure Remover, Can or bottle opener, Lever.

Patent details
Publication number 08707489
Publication date Apr. 29, 2014
Kind code B1
Application number 13/134,678
Application date Jun. 14, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 330
National classification 7/138
Total number of claims 5
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 2
Number of figures 4
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