US 9,808,052 B1
Tool for manipulating split rings
George Edward Mouzakis, III, Naples, FL (US)
Filed by George Edward Mouzakis, III, Naples, FL (US)
Filed on May 18, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/598,946.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/338,379, filed on May 18, 2016.
Int. Cl. A44B 15/00 (2006.01); B25B 33/00 (2006.01)
CPC A44B 15/007 (2013.01) [B25B 33/00 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device for spreading apart adjacent convolutions of a split ring, comprising:
a pair of jaws which are movable between an open and a closed position;
one of said jaws having a supporting surface; and
the other of said jaws having a protrusion with a wedge edge or point adapted as the jaws are moved from the closed to the open position to pass between the convolutions of a split ring engaging the supporting surface,
wherein the pair of jaws occupy a position in an opening of the split ring engaged by the supporting surface.