Gloves Patents (Class 2/159)
  • Patent number: 10835804
    Abstract: An exercise grip is disclosed. The exercise grip includes a protective portion and a wrist strap connected to a wrist end of the protective portion. The protective portion has a finger end in which three or four finger holes are defined. The protective portion also has a palm portion that extends from the finger holes to the wrist end. The protective portion varies in width from the wrist end to the finger end. The protective portion can be formed to cover an ulnar portion of a wrist when placed on a hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: VICTORY GRIPS LLC
    Inventor: Victor Brian Pellegrino
  • Patent number: 10828553
    Abstract: According to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides partial hand covers and the use of said covers, intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities. More specifically, the present invention offers strategic openings in select areas of the palm, creating substantial and significant advantages for the user, in playing the sports of football, golf and basketball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: John C. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10821348
    Abstract: According to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides partially fingered gloves intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but limited to football and golf. Primarily because of its unique finger configurations, and/or grip enhancers, and/or hand protective properties, the present invention makes a glove more operable in various sports activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: John Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10813397
    Abstract: A ring-shaped member is arranged for engaging with an opening of a glove to form a circumferential trough around the opening of the glove. A glove and a method of manufacturing a glove comprise a conical collar forming a circumferential trough around the opening of the glove and where the collar comprises such ring-shaped member. The ring-shaped member comprises a first annular portion of a conical shape, a second annular portion of a conical shape, and a central annular portion in between the first and the second annular portions. The ring-shaped member is foldable about the central portion to attain a folded configuration wherein the second annular portion is folded down to lie essentially alongside the first annular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GLOVAC INTERNATIONAL APS
    Inventor: Jan Erik Vest Hansen
  • Patent number: 10744394
    Abstract: According to the various features, characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides partially fingered gloves intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but not limited to football and golf. Primarily because of its unique finger configurations, and/or grip enhancers, and/or hand protective properties, the present invention makes a glove operable in various sports activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: John Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10743554
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a mitt for attachment to a hand of a user to facilitate the shucking of an oyster. The mitt is made of strong flexible material and includes a flat palm pad portion having a plurality of finger loops attached thereto so that the fingers of the hand of a user can be placed through the loops so that the palm pad portion can be held securely to the hand of the user. The palm pad includes a rear portion disposed near a wrist of a user having an adjustable strap attached thereto which encircles the wrist of the user for securing the mitt to the hand of the user and includes hook and loop material. A reinforcing planar member is attached to an underside of the palm pad portion for reinforcing the palm pad portion and for contacting and gripping the shell of an oyster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: William L. Allen
  • Patent number: 10744395
    Abstract: An athletic glove is provided, comprising a palm portion and a digit portion having a plurality of generally hollow digit sleeves extending from the palm portion. Each of the generally hollow digit sleeves is configured to generally confine a respective digit of a wearer. Spacers are provided between the generally hollow digit sleeves and generally maintain a predetermined abduction of the digits upon a relaxation of the wearer's hand, while generally permitting an adduction of the plurality of digits upon a predetermined adductive force exerted by the wearer. The spacers comprise a generally rigid member having a predetermined compressibility. The generally hollow digit sleeves may be closed or open at a distal end thereof. The palm portion may be a flexible fabric and a fitment apparatus selectively tightens the palm portion on a hand of the wearer. One or more padding portions may be further configured to distribute a force experienced by the wearer upon engagement with a ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10688365
    Abstract: This device is for assisting a person having insufficient control of one or more hands to strengthen and improve coordination of the hand and use a sporting element for effectively striking a ball. The device comprises: a body having an elongated open-end tube funnel having a hollow interior portion adapted to be secured to a shaft of the sporting element. The device also includes a second body having two spaced apart opposing side walls; wherein the body portion is substantially C-shaped. The bodies are attached to a pair of “golf hands” gloves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Lane Bidlack
  • Patent number: 10636261
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, systems and a device for provision of a tactile language comprising a set of distinguishable tactile instructions to a user, the method including providing the language comprising the plurality of combinations of tactile stimuli, wherein the device is configured to provide unmistakable, distinguished commands, without the need for verbal or visual instructions and wirelessly communicating instructions to the device to activate at least four tactile stimulus components of the device thereby providing the set of distinguishable tactile instructions to the user, wherein the instructions are selected from real instructions and virtual reality instructions and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TREKACE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Isidor-Ronen Gabbay
  • Patent number: 10583621
    Abstract: A process for forming a glove includes the steps of placing a second layer of a stretchable fabric on top of a first layer stretchable fabric, forming a seam by stitching through the first and second layers of stretchable fabric, trimming around an exterior of the seam through the first and second layers of stretchable fabric so as to separate a glove shape from the first and second layers of stretchable fabric, and turning the first and second layers of stretchable fabric inside out so as to form the glove. The stitching is of a repeatable stitch pattern in which a first stitch extends from a first point to a second point, a second stitch extends from the second point to a third point, a third stitch which extends from the third point back to the first point, and a fourth stitch extending from the first point to a fourth point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Ann L. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10580270
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for provision of a set of distinguishable tactile instructions to a user. The method includes providing a plurality of tactile stimuli to the user from a device, each of the tactile stimuli combination providing only one instruction of the set to the user. The device is configured to provide unmistakable, distinguished commands, without the need for verbal or visual instructions. The method also includes wirelessly communicating instructions to the device to activate at least four tactile stimulus components of the device thereby providing the set of distinguishable tactile instructions to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TREKACE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Isidor-Ronen Gabbay
  • Patent number: 10548360
    Abstract: The present invention provides a protective glove which improves protection and wearability by integrating protective members using features of thermosetting material and thermoplastic material. The protective glove comprises: a body 10 into which a back of hand, a palm and fingers of a wearer are inserted; a first protective member 20 made from thermosetting material, which is formed to protect a predetermined portion of the wearer's hand and exposed to outside and which is integrally attached to an outer surface of the body 10; and a second protective member 30 made from thermoplastic material, which is formed to protect a predetermined portion of the wearer's hand and is integrated with the first protective member 20, and which is attached to the outer surface of the body 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Woo Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10517765
    Abstract: Wound/bandage protectors configured as a wrap, a sock/mitten, which may be made out of stretchable material. The wrap may have one or more fastening straps as well as possibly a first catch fastening surface. The sock/mitten may have a fastening strap and a sheath. The wrap, the sock/mitten, and the bandages may have apertures and aperture covers. The wrap may have one or more fastening straps as well as possibly a first catch fastening surface and an accessory holder. The sock/mitten may have a fastening strap and a sheath. The strap may be attached to an internal side of a body of the sock/mitten and extend out a slit. The internal portion of the strap having a non-slip grip surface and the external portion of the strip configured to fasten to the body or to the strap itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Jennifer DiGrazia
  • Patent number: 10431059
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wearable navigation forearm-band device for intuitive navigation of a user to his destination, the device including at least four tactile stimulus providers, each adapted to impact on different areas of a forearm of a user to provide a specific direction of movement of the user, wherein the device is adapted to receive commands from a communication apparatus to activate said vibration indicators response to a position of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: Trekace Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Isidor-Ronen Gabbay
  • Patent number: 10383381
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a glove and, more particularly, to a conformal glove which retains tactile sensitivity and increases overall handgrip of the user, in addition to maintaining manual dexterity and maximizing air ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Joel F. Price
  • Patent number: 10345169
    Abstract: An archery training method includes measuring a load applied to a bow hand holding a bow or applied to a release hand drawing a bow string of the bow, the measuring being performed while the bow string is drawn to a cocked positioned for firing an arrow; comparing through a computer processor the measured load to a predetermined value; and activating an output device to generate a notice based on the comparison between the measured load and the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Brady V. Dunham, Jennifer S. Dunham
  • Patent number: 10317055
    Abstract: A lighting device (1) is provided. The light device (1) comprises a first part (2) and a second part (2) which is flexibly connected to the first part (2) so that the lighting device (1) can be in at least two configurations. There is a sensor (7) which detects the configuration of the lighting device (1) and a controller for receiving the sensor signal from the sensor (7) and for providing an output to first light sources and second light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Anika Nelleke Siepel, Marjolein Dimmie van der Zwaag, Anthonie Hendrik Bergman
  • Patent number: 10314422
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a disposable polymeric film and applying it to the hand of a user or an object, in which a stream of air drawn into an enclosed inflation chamber through a constricted opening aligned with an open end of the polymeric film inflates the topmost of a stack of polymeric films in the chamber so that a user can readily insert his hand or an object into the polymeric film. After the user has donned the polymeric film on the hand or an object has been placed in the polymeric film, a wall of the chamber is opened to permit the user to readily withdraw his hand or the object from the chamber while the air flow which originally inflated the top-most polymeric film is disrupted. Upon closure of the chamber wall, the re-established air flow automatically inflates the next lower polymeric film in the polymeric film stack to prepare the next polymeric film for receipt of another hand or object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: David Scott Purcell, John Robert Morris
  • Patent number: 10306937
    Abstract: According to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides new gloves intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but limited to, the sport of golf. The improvements of said gloves primarily comprising grip enhancers on the dorsal portion of these gloves, on the side or sides of any existing digital segments, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: John C. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10299523
    Abstract: Disclosed is a glove that alleviates the biasing force associated with opening or closing the hand and fingers. In some aspects the glove may have preformed angled portions at one or more joints or locations on the hand to enable the hand to flex between the open and closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ExsoMed Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd P. Champagne, Jozef Zoldos
  • Patent number: 10278437
    Abstract: A method for forming water resistant and breathable handwear is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: providing an outer shell, a liner that inhibits the transfer of heat from a user's hand, and a water resistant and breathable insert; applying a heat activated adhesive to a finger portion of the outer shell and the liner; assembling the outer shell, insert, and liner; and curing or activating the heat activated adhesive to form a bond between the layers. Water resistant handwear made through the process are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SEIRUS INNOVATIVE ACCESSORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Murphy
  • Patent number: 10257885
    Abstract: An energy-saving heating wearable apparatus mainly includes a control unit, a heating unit, a temperature sensing unit, and a humidity sensing unit. The control unit controls the heating unit to continuously heat when an ambient temperature or a biological body temperature detected by the temperature sensing unit is less than a temperature setting value. The control unit controls the heating unit to stop heating when the ambient temperature or the biological body temperature is not less than the temperature setting value. The control unit controls the heating unit to stop heating when an ambient humidity or a biological body humidity detected by the humidity sensing unit is less than a humidity setting value. The control unit controls the heating unit to continuously heat when the ambient humidity or the biological body humidity is not less than the humidity setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CARMMING INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Kuo-Hua Chung
  • Patent number: 10226088
    Abstract: A wearable disposable waste device includes: a body portion including a pocket formed therein; an open end formed in the body portion for receiving a hand of a wearer through the end; a closed end of the body portion that is distal from the open end, the closed end shaped to conform around fingertips of the wearer, the closed end having a middle section and shorter end sections formed on opposing sides of the middle section corresponding to the wearer's first and fifth digits when worn on the hand of the wearer; and a pair of opposing tabs extending from the open end formed in the body portion, the pair of opposing tabs spaced apart such that the middle section of the closed end may fit between the pair of opposing tabs when the closed end is located adjacent to the open end of an adjoining wearable disposable waste device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Russell
  • Patent number: 10212763
    Abstract: A heated glove having a glove structure and a heating assembly. The glove structure includes an inner body having an outer surface, an inner surface defining a cavity with an opening providing ingress into the cavity. The heating assembly has at least one heating zone. The heating zone has a conductive fabric portion, a heating mesh portion and a sensing assembly. The conductive fabric portion has a first circuit portion and a second circuit portion. The two portions have a first end across which a voltage differential can be placed, and second ends that are spaced apart from each other. The heating mesh portion extends between the second ends of the first and second circuit portions so as to be in electrical communication therewith. The sensing assembly has a temperature sensor. The temperature sensor is positioned proximate the heating mesh portion to determine a temperature of an area proximate thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Soletics, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Kurley, Vanessa Gore, Lindsay Noonan
  • Patent number: 10143909
    Abstract: According to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides partially fingered gloves intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but limited to football and golf. Primarily because of its unique finger configurations, and/or grip enhancers, and/or hand protective properties, the present invention makes a glove more operable in various sports activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: John Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10143248
    Abstract: A safety glove having a protective member or insert extending around the fingertip of the safety glove is provided. The protective member may be positioned along the outer surface or the inner surface of the glove. Alternatively, the protective member may be integrally formed between two layers of glove material. The protective member terminates distally from an interphalangeal joint line to enable finger flexion in order to grasp an item, such as a slab of meat to be deskinned in a skinning machine. The glove may include a rough outer surface formed from thrice dipping the glove and allowing the glove to cure. Additionally, the glove may have a width near the wrist that is wider than the width near the palm to enable the glove to be rapidly removed (i.e., doffed) in an emergency event of the glove getting caught in a rotating blade on the skinning machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Summit Glove Inc.
    Inventor: James L. Hull
  • Patent number: 10143247
    Abstract: An ambidextrous glove for facilitating accurate tactility and dexterity on the distal finger pad tips. The glove has finger tip inserts facilitating tactile sensitivity. The inserts are located between the finger tips and first joint on both sides of at least the thumb, index finger, and middle finger. Optionally, the glove is turned inside out. Holes are cut in both sides of the finger tip. The inserts are adhered to the finger tip to cover the holes. If the glove was turned inside out, it is turned outside out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Vincent T Smith
  • Patent number: 10137354
    Abstract: A glove for enhancing tactile feedback when utilizing an interlocking grip of a club or sports device. The glove may include multiple digital segments including a digital segment that covers a middle finger. The digital segment may include an aperture that leaves a portion of the middle finger exposed so that the middle finger may have direct contact with a finger of another hand when a user engages the club or sports device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: John C. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10130128
    Abstract: A cut resistant glove includes a primary layer and a plurality of enhanced sections having substantially enhanced physical characteristics in relation to the primary layer. The glove includes a palm section, a back hand section, a thumb section and a plurality of finger sections. The enhanced sections can be knitted to the primary layer by a whole garment, computer controlled slide needle knitting machine at positions on the glove where enhanced physical characteristics are desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: World Fibers, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory V. Andrews, Rayvon A. Morton, Paul W. Cornelison, John D. Simmons
  • Patent number: 10123644
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a disposable glove and applying it to the hand of a user in which a stream of air drawn into an enclosed glove applying chamber through a constricted opening aligned with the heel of the glove inflates the topmost glove in a stack of gloves in the chamber so that a user can readily insert his hand into the glove. After the user has donned the glove on the hand, a wall of the chamber is opened to permit the user to readily withdraw his hand from the glove applying chamber while the air flow which originally inflated the top-most glove is disrupted. Upon closures of the chamber wall, the re-established air flow automatically inflates the next lower glove in the glove stack to prepare the next glove for receipt of another hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: David Scott Purcell, John Robert Morris
  • Patent number: 10111476
    Abstract: An ergonomic glove, fingered or fingerless, is provided for use with devices that require gripping such as ski poles, dumbbells, and bicycle handlebars. The glove shape is of a sports-fitted glove with built-up areas on the thumb, fingers, and palm, whereby when the wearer grips an item, the thumb is supported and the hand and wrist are in a neutral position generally aligned with the forearm. A thumb retainer is provided to position and support the thumb while bent. The glove is also provided with a padded insert or exsert of two different constructions, both having three portions, which insert or exsert acts to restrict the contraction of the successive fingers at a gradual rate. The insert/exsert causes the knuckles to be in linear alignment. The glove promotes improved alignment and stabilization of the user's body parts and in particular shoulders, hips, legs, etc., for greater stability and movement efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BioGrip, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen K. Tamaribuchi
  • Patent number: 10100179
    Abstract: Provided is a latex composition for dip forming which includes 100 parts by weight of a nitrile-based hybrid latex including a first latex and a second latex which have different glass transition temperatures, and 2 parts by weight to 8 parts by weight of an ion-conductive polymer having a weight-average molecular weight of 400 to 1,000. The latex composition for dip forming has excellent low-temperature stability and a dip-formed article prepared using the composition has excellent tensile strength and elongation. Since wearing comfort is improved due to a decrease in modulus, the dip-formed article may be suitable for industries requiring such properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Tae Joe, Hyun Woo Kim, Seung Uk Yeu, Seung Hun Yang, Ji Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10092048
    Abstract: The present invention embodies a garment which can smoothen motions of its wearer by a new technique, which is totally different from that of exerting a tightening force on a muscle, according to findings that the range of motion of a joint can be widened if a structure for extending and gathering respective parts of a skin gathering and leaving when the joint works in relation to bending/extension or abduction/adduction of the wearer is added to the garment and that the range of motion of the joint can be widened if a structure for moving the skin along a direction of motion of a muscle when the joint works in relation to turning of the wearer is added to the garment, on the basis of a close relationship between a motion of the skin when the joint works and an extending direction of a tension line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: WACOAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takato Yamada, Yuka Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10092046
    Abstract: A wrist hooking glove of various embodiments assists athletes in reaching and maintaining a false grip while performing ring exercises. A false grip is where a wrist is above a ring. A false grip is difficult to achieve and maintain but is needed to perform the iron cross and muscle up maneuvers. A disclosed embodiment includes a completion style wrist hooking glove comprising one or more protrusions 700 secured to the mid to upper palm edge or protrusion area 400 of a glove 300. The protrusions provide leverage upon a ring, such as an Olympic ring. The artful integration of the protrusions with the glove helps to dissipate hand strain during ring exercises. The disclosed embodiments do not damage existing rings and do not require modification of existing rings. The disclosed embodiments may be worn while performing other exercises unrelated to rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Bumgarner
  • Patent number: 10065101
    Abstract: According to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides partially fingered gloves intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but limited to football and golf. Primarily because of its unique finger configurations, and/or grip enhancers, and/or hand protective properties, the present invention makes a glove more operable in various sports activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: John C. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10051716
    Abstract: A lighting control apparatus (106) may include an accelerometer (118), a wireless communication interface (112), and a secure connection (125) for securing the lighting control apparatus to a surface. The secure connection may be configured to transfer motion imparted on the surface to the accelerometer. A controller (108) may be coupled with the accelerometer and the wireless communication interface. The controller may be configured to: receive, from the accelerometer, a signal representative of motion sensed by the accelerometer; determine, based on the signal from the accelerometer, that the sensed motion satisfies a motion criterion; and transmit, over the wireless communication interface to a lighting unit (104) or a lighting system bridge (102), data configured to cause one or more lighting units to emit light having one or more selected properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Jonathan David Mason, Sanae Chraibi, Tim Dekker
  • Patent number: 10012349
    Abstract: An LNG filling apparatus that can safely fill LNG in LNG vehicles. A filling apparatus 1 for filling LNG in an in-vehicle tank, the apparatus 1 having a housing 2, a recovery hose 41 and a filling hose 51 separately led from the housing, a recovery mechanism 4 for recovering a natural gas from the in-vehicle tank via the recovery hose, and a filling mechanism 5 for filling LNG to the in-vehicle tank via the filling hose. Separately leading the recovery hose and the filling hose from the housing with these hoses in close proximity to each other allows a range capable of filling that is the overlap range between a connectable range of the recovery hose and a connectable range of the filling hose to be enlarged. A single hose led from the housing can be used for both of the recovery of the natural gas and the filling of the LNG, which prevents tangle of hoses with each other, and enables to fill the LNG in the in-vehicle tank safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TATSUNO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushi Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Koike, Takeshi Ozeki
  • Patent number: 10010124
    Abstract: A glove includes: an inner glove knitted from a fiber yarn; an outer glove that covers an outer side of the inner glove; and a hot-melt adhesive interposed partially between the inner glove and the outer glove which are layered, the outer glove including: a base knitted from a fiber yarn; and a coating layer layered on an outer face of the base and composed of a rubber or resin as a principal component; and the inner glove and the outer glove are bonded together by first heating the hot-melt adhesive applied onto a bonding portion on the inner glove or the outer glove, and then cooling and pressurizing the bonding portion. The inner glove is preferably a knitted product. The inner glove is preferably seamless. The cooling temperature during the cooling and pressurizing is preferably no higher than a softening point of the hot-melt adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Showa Glove Co.
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Kishihara
  • Patent number: 10004975
    Abstract: A protective sports glove worn by athletes during training or for use in a combative event to protect against injury and increase performance (including but not limited to total force generation, grip strength, striking force and speed, muscular endurance, time to contraction, etc.). These gloves are engineered with a dorsal splint system and a cooperating adjustable dual strapping wrist tie system to secure the gloves to the contour of the hands, to ensure they remain tight and fixed, and to support the wrist from excessive bending. The dual strapping system with the dorsal splint system provides increased wrist/hand rigidity mirroring a tightness of hand wrap bandages for maximal bone and tendon support of the hands and wrists, and this novel tie system increases the transfer of force generation to the point of impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: HAYABUSA FIGHTWEAR INC.
    Inventors: Ken Clement, Craig Clement, John David Zikakis
  • Patent number: 9962594
    Abstract: According to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides partially fingered gloves intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but limited to football and golf. Primarily because of its unique finger configurations, and/or grip enhancers, and/or hand protective properties, as well as providing an strategically located aperture exposing a portion of a user's forefinger, the present invention makes a glove more operable in various sports activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: John C. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9936742
    Abstract: A glove with electrical contacts and a power tool with electrical contacts are electrically coupled together. Before they are coupled, the glove contacts have a high impedance with the power source. Upon coupling, circuitry within the power tool is powered by the electrical current emanating from the glove contacts, and a coded signal is generated. This coded signal is received and causes the gloved contacts to exhibit comparatively lower impedance and conduct a higher current while the coded signal is maintained. During this time, currents at the power supply and powered tool are measured and compared. While these currents remain within prescribed tolerance, the business end of the power-tool is operational or operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Robin Hitchen
  • Patent number: 9891718
    Abstract: This invention can be embodied in a wearable device or system for measuring finger motion and recognizing hand gestures comprising a distal loop which encircles the intermediate phalanx of a finger, a proximal loop which encircles the proximal phalanx of the finger, a joint-spanning strip which connects these two loops, and a bend sensor which is part of the joint-spanning strip. Changes in energy transmitted through, or generated by, the bend sensor are used to measure the motion and/or configuration of the proximal interphalangeal joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 9852663
    Abstract: A personal signage assembly includes a pair of finger engaging members. Each of the finger engaging members engages a person's finger. A pair of mounts is provided and each of the finger engaging members has one of the mounts attached thereto. An elongated panel has first end and a second end. Each of the first and second ends has one of the mounts attached thereto. The panel has indicia thereon and has a length from the first end to the second end being less than 5.0 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: William Ruddick
  • Patent number: 9826788
    Abstract: A glove that does not have to be removed and allows quick bare index finger trigger contact for shooting of a pistol or rifle. Simple modification of a standard five fingered glove that still allows for normal use after the modification. My invention allows for instant bare finger contact with a control surface, such as a trigger, touch screen display and casting of a fishing line from a spinning reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Martin, II
  • Patent number: 9808038
    Abstract: A batting glove or sports glove includes a glove base configured to accommodate a users hand. In some embodiments, the glove base has an opening in a palmar region of the glove. Multiple palmar layers are attached to the glove base and positioned over the opening. In some embodiments, the palmar layers include a first layer of material positioned between a second layer of material and a third layer of material. The first layer of material has a lower coefficient of friction than one or both of the second and third layers of material such that the layers may slide relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: EASTON DIAMOND SPORTS LLC
    Inventor: Keenan Long
  • Patent number: 9737456
    Abstract: Systems and methods for affecting metabolism, such as the treatment of metabolic syndrome are disclosed. A method for treating metabolic syndrome can include one or more of the steps including identifying a region of the patient comprising glabrous tissue; positioning the region of the patient comprising glabrous tissue into an enclosed chamber; adjusting the relative humidity of the enclosed chamber sufficient to create a physiologic metabolic effect; and activating a convection fan within the chamber to promote heat transfer from the glabrous tissue. The method need not involve altering the temperature within the enclosed chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Core Thermal, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Swyer
  • Patent number: 9675106
    Abstract: A smoking glove includes a glove having a first opening and a second opening, the first opening located at a finger portion of the glove. The second opening is distal from the first opening at a distance of at least half a length of the finger portion of the glove. The smoking glove includes tubing, the tubing stretching from the first opening of the glove to the second opening of the glove. The tubing is located within the glove. The smoking glove includes a bowl located at a first end of the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: TSG INNOVATIONS LTD
    Inventor: Edward M. Barry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9669283
    Abstract: According to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides partially fingered gloves intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but limited to football and golf. Primarily because of its unique finger configurations, and/or grip enhancers, and/or hand protective properties, the present invention makes a glove more operable in various sports activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: John C. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9655393
    Abstract: A flexible, multi-layer glove, including a liner, a glove shell having at least one of a knitted fabric or a flame-treated leather; and/or a floating barrier layer, that includes a plurality of attachment tabs, disposed between the glove shell and the liner, wherein the plurality of attachment tabs attach the barrier layer to the liner and to the glove shell and/or a floating insulation layer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Ansell Limited
    Inventors: Marc Christopher Mathews, Lee Khommanyvong, Louis Orotelli, Carrie Lirae Merck
  • Patent number: 9627804
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to a snap button fastener providing electrical connection. An embodiment of a fastener includes a first mechanical part, the first mechanical part including at least a stud portion, the first mechanical part including a first electrical connector; a second mechanical part, the second mechanical part including at least a socket portion with a spring element and the socket portion, the second mechanical part including a second electrical connector. The stud portion of the first mechanical part and the socket portion of second mechanical part, if separated, are to interlock upon the application of a first force towards each other, and, if interlocked, to separate upon the application of a second force away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Barth, Bastiaan Elshof, Jan Proschwitz