Patents by Inventor Harold J. Hurley

Harold J. Hurley has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7114264
    Abstract: A rafter square is provided with a triangular base plate, having a flanged base edge portion, a side edge portion, and a hypotenuse edge portion. An extension arm is selectively movable from a retracted position, closely adjacent the hypotenuse edge, to an extended position that is in-line with, but extends beyond a distal end of the side edge. Various locking mechanisms are provided for selectively locking the extension arm in either or both of its retracted or extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Inventors: Harold J. Hurley, Rebbecca K. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 6332376
    Abstract: A hammer includes an elongated handle having a top end and a bottom end and a hammer head mounted on the top end of said handle, the hammer head including a body section and a rigid nail striking head section having a nail striking face. A nail pulling device is mounted on the handle, the nail pulling device having a nail-engaging plate and at least one generally keyhole-shaped slot formed therein, the slot including an access opening having a relatively wide transverse dimension sized to receive a nail head therethrough and a narrowed groove section having a transverse dimension smaller than the transverse dimension of the access opening and sized to inhibit passage of a nail head therethrough, the nail pulling device operating such that the head of a nail to be pulled is moved through the access opening of the slot and the hammer is positioned to secure the nail in the groove section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Inventor: Harold J. Hurley