Hand Or Arm Patents (Class 2/16)
  • Patent number: 10449079
    Abstract: A brace may include a body portion and a finger portion. The body portion may include a first flexible sheet configured to receive at least portions of a user's wrist and hand and may restrict movement of the wrist. The finger portion may include a second flexible sheet and a rigid stabilizing member. The finger portion may be configured to receive at least one of the user's fingers and may restrict movement of the at least one finger relative to the wrist and hand. Further, the body portion be configured to releasably receive the finger portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Matti Palo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10443165
    Abstract: A weaving method of double jacquard mesh cloth comprises: first, basic organizations of guide bars are defined, then weaving of double-jacquard mesh cloth of weave; the guide bars laying yarns comprise: ground guide bar GB1 works in the front needle bar in cooperation with the jacquard pattern guide bar JB1, weaves and forms a jacquard pattern effect on the grey cloth front side; the ground guide bar GB6 and the jacquard guide bar JB2 together weaves and forms base cloth of grey cloth, and the jacquard guide bar JB2 weaves and forms a V-point jacquard effect on the grey cloth front side; the ground guide bar GB5 weaves and forms front-back-side connection threads of grey cloth, and by weaving performed by the ground guide bar GB5, the front side and the back side of grey cloth are one-piece-woven and connected into one piece, and double jacquard mesh cloth is woven and formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SINCETECH (FUJIAN) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qinglai Cai, Xiaobing Lu
  • Patent number: 10405592
    Abstract: A glove includes spaces formed at parts corresponding to the knuckle part of the hand and joint parts of the fingers to guarantee the movement and protection of the knuckle part and the joint parts. The glove also includes protection members longitudinally formed in a shape corresponding to each finger, thereby effectively protecting all the fingers. The protection members are formed from a lightweight, soft material, thereby reducing the fatigue of a wearer due to wear sensation. A cover member is formed from a rigid material to protect the hand and each of the protection members from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Woo Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10405590
    Abstract: A sun blocking assembly includes a sleeve that is selectively worn on an arm. The sleeve is elongated to extend between a crown of a shoulder and a wrist. The sleeve is comprised of an opaque material to block sunlight thereby inhibiting the sunlight from burning the arm. A drawstring is slidably coupled to the sleeve to tighten the sleeve on the arm. A first elastic member is coupled to the sleeve to tighten the sleeve on the arm. A glove is provided and the glove is selectively worn on a hand. The glove is comprised of an opaque material to block sunlight thereby inhibiting the sunlight from burning the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Veronica Crayton
  • Patent number: 10383376
    Abstract: A protective body vest is disclosed applicable to industrial and contractor related work for carrying heavy and irregular shaped objects on the user's shoulder. The vest is in the shape of a typical armless vest, but can be adapted to have long sleeves to protect the wearers' arms as well as his torso, neck and shoulder. The vest has thick variable type padding for the vest garment and has a combination hard and soft support for the shoulder pads. Reflective bands on the vest offer protection by giving notice to all around of the wearer's presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Jimmy R Baldonado
  • Patent number: 10383382
    Abstract: A sleeve cuff is provided for a sleeve comprising an anterior patch affixed to the sleeve and covering at least a portion of a cutout in the sleeve, a distal strap affixed to the sleeve and spanning over at least a portion of a cutout in the sleeve, and the distal strap overlapping at least a portion of the anterior patch to form an aperture for receiving a thumb therethrough. The sleeve cuff has a plurality of configurations, including at least a closed configuration where the aperture is closed and minimizes the wearer's exposure to wind and air elements therethrough, and an opened configuration where the aperture is opened and minimizes the air penetration around the received thumb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart D. Horner, Iustinia Koshkaroff, Matthew D. Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 10343048
    Abstract: The present invention provides a goalie blocking glove that features a non-binding front blocking board surface that incorporates a carbon fiber front layer over the ultra-high density internal foam core, for lighter weight and added protection under extreme impacts. An adjustment mechanism is also included in the blocker glove, to allow the goalie to customize the fit of the inner glove to his or her individual hand size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Michael A. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10278434
    Abstract: A garment for at least partially covering an arm and a shoulder of a wearer includes a torso portion and a sleeve. The torso portion is configured to at least partially cover the shoulder of the wearer. The sleeve is connected to the torso portion. The sleeve includes a releasable seam extending in a longitudinal direction along the sleeve. The releasable seam includes a first edge and a second edge with an opening to an interior of the sleeve defined between the first edge and the second edge of the releasable seam. The sleeve is configured to receive the arm of the wearer into the interior of the sleeve through the opening. A plurality of first fastening members are positioned along the first edge of the releasable seam and a plurality of second fastening members provided along the second edge of the releasable seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Sanders Blakely, Jeffrey Allen Dorton
  • Patent number: 10278436
    Abstract: Protective gear for protecting an arm or other body part of a wearer, such as a lacrosse, hockey, baseball, or other sports player, or an occupational worker, is provided. The gear can be in the form of an arm guard including a forearm guard, a biceps guard and a sleeve. The sleeve can be joined with the forearm guard and an upper end of the biceps guard, with a lower end of the biceps guard being free from attachment to the sleeve to facilitate radioulnar rotation of the forearm guard and thus the forearm of the wearer. The arm guard can include a low profile elbow cap that is integral with the forearm guard, and generally free floating within and joined with the forearm guard, rather than being a separate component from the forearm guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Warrior Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam D. Paquette
  • Patent number: 10271597
    Abstract: A utility glove having a palm side including a three dimensional molded palm portion formed of an elastomeric material with a thumb portion and at least one finger portion and a back side of the glove comprising a fabric material, with the molded palm portion formed in a pre-curved configuration to create a concave shape. The molded palm has one or more of thickened areas for abrasion resistance, padded areas for comfort, flex grooves for improved movement, textured grip areas for improved grip and/or perforations for breathability. The molded palm portion may be formed of different elastomeric materials to take advantage of the different characteristics of the particular materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MADGRIP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: David Gellis
  • Patent number: 10252144
    Abstract: A hockey or lacrosse glove comprising a cuff and a hand receiving portion having a palm sheet, a dorsal sheet extending longitudinally from a proximal end located adjacent the distal end of the cuff to a distal end that is, in use, located generally above the proximal articulation of each finger, and four finger gussets, each finger gusset having a distal end for covering the distal end of the finger. The glove also has at least one protector extending to an end located generally above the distal end of the finger gusset and comprising a single pocket and a padding element contained in the single pocket, the padding element defining at least one flexion zone such that, in use, flexing of the player's hand or finger imparts movement of the padding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Mathieu Contant, Marco Beauregard, Alexandre Leblanc
  • Patent number: 10231497
    Abstract: A skin care mask glove is disclosed. The skin care mask glove comprises a glove portion. The glove portion includes an opening section, a hand section, a thumb section and a set of finger sections. The opening section includes an opening configured for receiving a hand and a tightening strap for tightening the opening section after a hand is inserted. The thumb section includes a first perforated line and a removable thumb end-portion. Each of the finger sections includes a second perforated line and a removable finger end-portion. The removable finger end-portions are connected via connector fabric. The glove portion is constructed having, among other things, a first outer layer, a first inner layer and a layer of a first skin care product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Voesh Corporation
    Inventors: Seunghee Oh, You Seok Park
  • Patent number: 10226085
    Abstract: The present invention provides protective athletic pants that are constructed from a protective material and a flexible material, in optimal ratios. This invention provides durable pants that provide adequate protection without unduly restricting the movement of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Rolf Loyens
  • Patent number: 10220292
    Abstract: An athletic glove includes a hand portion and a cuff portion. The hand portion includes a palm area and a plurality of digits. The palmar face of the glove further includes a grip enhancing surface disposed on one or more digits and/or the palm portion. The grip enhancing layer is positioned below the wrist and/or within the lower portion of the forearm to provide an extended contact surface to the wearer during gameplay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNDER ARMOUR, INC.
    Inventor: Jedd Komlos
  • Patent number: 10201200
    Abstract: A glove made from a reinforced multilayer material can prevent cuts and/or abrasions. The glove can include and exterior layer and at least one interior layer, the interior layer consisting of an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene filaments. While the interior layer can entirely cover a hand of a wearer of the glove, the exterior layer does not cover the index finger of the wearer, such that the wearer's dexterity, precision, and sensitivity in their index finger are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SUPREME CORPORATION
    Inventor: Matthew L. Kolmes
  • Patent number: 10194700
    Abstract: A self-adhesive band or complex has a textile support structure with a coating for securing to the skin of a wearer. The textile support structure includes an extensible, aerated, finely knitted or woven support structure having, at least on its inner face, a thin coating having immediate and high adhesive properties. The coating has a degree of softness to conform to microreliefs of the wearer's skin, and an elastic modulus at least as low as that of the substrate against which it is in contact to match the microreliefs thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ganzoni & Cie AG
    Inventors: Florence Mathieu, Gaetan Romuald
  • Patent number: 10179186
    Abstract: Single layer and multi-layer anti-microbial wound care fabrics, gloves, sleeves, anklets, socks, finger cots, masks, and similar wound care articles are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ansell Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey Moreland, Roger Eugene Huckfeldt, Dion Ross, Eric Thompson, Jamie Ashworth, Michael Zedalis, Anthony B. Lopez
  • Patent number: 10165814
    Abstract: A system and method of selectively connecting at least two articles of clothing is provided. First and second articles, which may comprise a glove and jacket sleeve or cuff, have mating geometries and at least one fastener to securely and selectively connect the two articles. In certain embodiments, magnets are provided as fasteners to connect the articles. For example, in certain embodiments, a method and system is provided that comprises features adapted to allow connection of an accessory (e.g. ski glove) to a portion of another article (e.g. jacket).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Jay Thompson
  • Patent number: 10124239
    Abstract: A hockey or lacrosse glove comprising a dorsal sheet extending longitudinally from a proximal end proximate the distal end of the cuff to a distal end proximate the proximal end of each finger gusset and extending transversally from a medial end to a lateral end, the dorsal sheet having a maximal length measured between its proximal and distal ends and a maximal width measured between its medial and lateral ends; and a dorsal protector covering the dorsal sheet. The dorsal protector comprises a single pocket mounted to the dorsal sheet and occupying at least three-quarters of the maximal length of the dorsal sheet and at least three-quarters of the maximal width of the dorsal sheet and a padding element contained in the single pocket, the padding element comprising a flexion zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Mathieu Contant, Marco Beauregard, Alexandre Leblanc
  • Patent number: 10118082
    Abstract: A protective sports glove is provided with a padding arrangement having improved flexibility for the user of the protective glove. The glove includes: a palm portion that cooperates with a dorsal portion to receive a metacarpus part of a hand. A plurality of finger portions are formed at a joint along a top edge of the dorsal portion distal from a wrist. A backside pad is attached to the dorsal portion, such that the upper edge of the pad aligns with and extends along at least a portion of the joint but is detached from the dorsal portion. A plurality of padded segments are disposed along a length of each of said finger portions. The one padded segment is attached to the respective finger portion at opposing side edges thereof and detached along an edge adjacent to the joint with the dorsal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gait, Chris Perra, Patrick McKernan
  • Patent number: 10111477
    Abstract: A batting glove with a palmar region and finger and thumb stalls of thin and soft tactile leather interconnected with elastic material sections for improved fit and comfort. A split wrist cuff integral with a side split assists in placing the glove on the user's hand. A locking strap of uniform width is attached to the wrist cuff and sections of hook and loop material permit the locking strap to tightly encircle the user's wrist. A triangular patch of non-yielding material is attached to the edge of the palmar region and to the locking strap to tension the palmar region across the user's palm when the locking strap is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FRANKLIN SPORTS, Inc.
    Inventor: John Ballas
  • Patent number: 10092664
    Abstract: Provided is a decontamination cover to be applied over an object to be decontaminated. The decontamination cover includes a sheet-like body formed from a pliable material, and includes an outward-facing surface that is substantially opaque to UVC light and an inward-facing surface that is to be arranged opposite a surface of the object to be decontaminated. A plurality of UVC sources are exposed at the inward-facing surface, and a plurality of spacers are arranged among the UVC sources to maintain a suitable separation between the UVC sources and the surface of the object to be decontaminated. This suitable separation promotes complete coverage of the surface with UVC light emitted by the UVC sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventor: Roderick M. Dayton
  • Patent number: 10080392
    Abstract: A hand wrap includes a knuckle cover sheet, and an elongate wrap body that is adapted to be wrapped around a hand and a wrist of a user. An attachment strap connects the knuckle cover sheet with a proximal end of the elongate wrap body. A fastening mechanism fastens a distal end of the elongate wrap body to itself to secure the hand wrap in place around the hand and wrist of the user while in use. The invention further includes a method of use of the hand wrap to wrap the hand and the wrist of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Justin McCully
  • Patent number: 10060708
    Abstract: Garments made from a composite, protective fabric are disclosed. The composite fabric has textile layers placed in proximity to metallic mesh layers of woven stainless steel mesh. The metal mesh layers formed from any metal which forms suitable fibers. The textile layers are fabric formed with well-known fabric fibers selected from those including para-aramid fibers, meta-aramid fibers, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers, polyethylene terephthalate fibers, cellulose fibers, polyamide fibers, a mixture of para-aramid fibers and meta-aramid fibers, and a mixture of para-aramid fibers and carbon fibers. Forming the non-metal textile layers is by any suitable method for interlacing yarns including weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or felting, or combinations thereof. The garments made using the fabric include gloves, bullet proof vests and chain-saw resistant trousers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Lars Petter Andresen
  • Patent number: 10034498
    Abstract: Cushioning elements for apparel may include a pair of material layers and a pad component that is located between and secured to the material layers. At least one of the material layers is formed from an at least partially transparent material. The pad component includes a polymer foam material that defines at least one of a groove and a void, and the pad component includes a surface that includes a bonding agent that joins the pad component to the first material layer. The polymer foam material has a first color and the bonding agent has a second color that is different than the first color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: David Turner
  • Patent number: 10004974
    Abstract: An externally worn protective thigh pad which protects the inner and frontal thigh muscles from baseball or softball impacts. The protective thigh pad is designed specifically for the player who begins play by squatting behind a batter and spreading their legs. This is usually referred to as the catcher, but this could also be the umpire. The protective thigh pad provides a level of ballistic protection equal to the rest of the catchers gear. The protective thigh pad can be easily put on and removed for batting and base running. The protective thigh pad is comfortable enough to wear through nine innings of play. The protective thigh pad protects an area of the thigh from the inner thigh to the outer thigh and from the patella to the pubis. The protective thigh pad is circumferentially attached to the thigh then suspended from the waist keeping the pad in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Dale Michael Schneider
  • Patent number: 9968144
    Abstract: A protective glove includes a floating cuff joined with a hand portion, the floating cuff configured to encircle a wearer's wrist and/or forearm, the floating cuff being the only layer of protection over a posterior of the wearer's wrist/forearm. The glove can include a first wing panel and a second wing panel, distal from one another, and extending rearward from a rearward edge of the hand portion. The floating cuff can include a primary cuff portion disposed between the first and second wing panels, with the exteriors of all of the primary cuff portion, first and second wing panels lying at a common level and/or laying generally flush with one another. The floating cuff provides enhanced flexibility to the glove, particularly during wrist extension, and can be configured to ride up a wearer's forearm during such wrist extension to provide increased coverage of the forearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Warrior Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew W. McPhail
  • Patent number: 9936750
    Abstract: This protective garment has: a core region having a first side and an opposite second side and two appendage regions connected to the core region. Each appendage region has an innermost layer and a metal mesh layer. The core region and the appendage regions can both include an outermost layer. The innermost layer of the protective garment is configured to have a rolling degree of freedom relative to the metal mesh layer when a clamping force is applied to the outermost layer, which allows the wearer to rotate the appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: WORLDWIDE PROTECTIVE PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Piotrowski, Edward Mesanovic
  • Patent number: 9901131
    Abstract: A protective glove (10) is provided and includes a palm face (12) that covers the palm side of the hand and fingers and a back face (14) that covers the back side of the hand and fingers. The back face (14) includes at least one seam (22,24,26) that defines a corresponding bubble space (32,34,36) overlaying one of the knuckle joints in the hand. Each of the bubble spaces (32,34,36) provides an open area into which a corresponding knuckle joint can extend so as to improve flexibility of a user's hand and minimize fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Morning Pride Manufacturing, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot
  • Patent number: 9899012
    Abstract: A thumb-mountable support is disclosed for use on a support hand of a musician while playing an instrument of the violin-family. The thumb-mountable support includes a thumb ring and a saddle. The thumb ring is configured to at least partially surround the thumb of the support hand to facilitate securement of the thumb-mountable support to the thumb of the support hand. The saddle extends from the thumb ring and includes a lower surface configured to engage a generally V-shaped region formed between a thumb and body of the support hand, and also includes an upper surface configured to support a rear portion of a neck of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Craig First
  • Patent number: 9894947
    Abstract: In accordance with the instant invention, material that is designed to absorb energy, shock, vibration and/or impact (“ESVI”) is applied to a glove to protect the wearer from injury or fatigue due to same. The material features a spongy (but essentially non-porous), elastic polymer, and may be provided in relatively thin sheets or strips. The glove modified with the ESVI ameliorating material hardly changes flexibility. The ESVI material may be applied selectively to strategic areas on the glove covering or corresponding to regions on the hand of the wearer such as bone joints, e.g., the knuckles and the wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony B. Clayton
  • Patent number: 9888733
    Abstract: A protective device for use in a high temperature and liquid environment provides a glove integrally formed with a protective member in the thumb webbing region. The protective member is not readily detectable when viewing the outside of the glove. The protective member is cut resistant and constructed to protect a workman's hand as a sharp and hot object passes over the protective member contacting the outer surface of the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Summit Glove Inc.
    Inventor: James L. Hull
  • Patent number: 9889024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cosmetic cover (1) for lining a prosthesis (10), with a distal section (2), and with a joint section (3) which, when the cosmetic cover (1) for the prosthesis is fitted in place, covers a joint mechanism (30) arranged between a proximal prosthesis component (40) and a distal prosthesis component (20), wherein the joint section (3) is made from a 3D spacer knit having an upper textile and a lower textile, which are spaced apart and attached to each other by support threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Steffen Sawatzki, Markus Schneegans, Sven Zarling, Sandra Niederstrasser, Andreas Kruse, Ilka Schlesiger, Christian Thomas, Dirk Haase
  • Patent number: 9851794
    Abstract: Gloves are disclosed that are worn by a user while manipulating an electronic device equipped with a capacitive touchscreen. The gloves allow the wearer to manipulate the capacitive touchscreen device without removing the gloves, which is very advantageous in cold environments. The gloves enable full hand functionality, allowing the user to type, swipe, squeeze, pinch, and select on the capacitive touchscreen device as if they were using their bare hand. The gloves are made with a low resistant yarn knit or woven into a comfortable fabric that connects the body's bioelectricity through the glove to a capacitive touchscreen. Ordinary gloves will not work with a capacitive touchscreen. In the manufacturing process, the low resistant yarn is first twisted around at least one other yarn having a specific performance property, such as thermal resistance. This twisting assists in uniform knitting and improves the consistent resistivity of the finished glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PROLIFIC INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Jennifer Spencer
  • Patent number: 9804454
    Abstract: In an IPS mode liquid crystal display device, an interlayer insulating film is formed on a common electrode formed in a planar shape, and a pixel electrode is formed on the interlayer insulating film. The distance between the TFT substrate and the counter substrate is determined by a columnar spacer. The pixel electrode includes one comb-shaped electrode and a contact part. The tip of the comb-shaped electrode overlaps the columnar spacer as seen in a plan view. The columnar spacer is present in the area in which an electric field that allows the liquid crystal molecules to rotate backward occurs when a voltage is applied to the pixel electrode, so that the reverse rotation of the liquid crystal molecules does not occur, and it is possible to prevent the domain from occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sakai, Toshimasa Ishigaki, Satoru Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 9796152
    Abstract: Anti-slip coverings for underlying surfaces are shown and described. The anti-slip coverings include a layer made of a semi-flexible material that is configured to receive contact from an object and has slits at least partially extended through the layer. The layer includes a cut-out pattern comprised of a plurality of cut outs cooperatively aligned with the slits to enable the slits to at least partially open when one or more of a downward force and a horizontal force is applied by the object onto the anti-slip covering. In some examples, the anti-slip covering includes a second layer disposed between the first layer and the underlying surface to allow compression of the first layer when a downward force is applied on the anti-slip covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew S. Abrahams
  • Patent number: 9724226
    Abstract: An orthopedic brace is provided having a pliable pad and a rigid support member. The pad is fabricated from a laminate and has an integrally formed raised region and mesh section. The mesh section has a plurality of void spaces extending through the laminate which freely permit air flow therethrough. The support member has an open ventilation window extending through it which freely permits air flow therethrough. The support member overlays the pad with the ventilation window aligned with the underlying mesh section to freely permit air flow through the support member and pad via the aligned ventilation window and mesh section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Breg, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Hollister, Christian L. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9707467
    Abstract: An athletic glove includes a hand portion and a cuff portion. The hand portion includes a palm area and a plurality of digits. The cuff portion includes a resilient material operable to apply a biasing force to the wrist, thereby securing the glove to the hand without the use of a conventional mechanical fastener. The cuff portion extends beyond the wrist of the wearer, covering at least a portion of the lower forearm. The palmar face of the glove further includes a grip enhancing surface disposed on one or more digits and/or the palm portion. The grip enhancing layer is positioned below the wrist and/or within the lower portion of the forearm to provide an extended contact surface to the wearer during gameplay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Jedd Komlos
  • Patent number: 9677855
    Abstract: A protective glove includes an inner liner having a soft pliable material configured to cover a front side and a back side of a user's hand. A protective layer is attached to an exterior surface of the inner liner and disposed over at least the front side of the user's hand. The protective layer includes a wire mesh panel that is configured to protect the user's hand from cuts, abrasions, and punctures and that has an edge portion with a plurality of wire ends. An edge protector is disposed over the edge portion of the wire mesh panel and substantially conceals the wire ends to prevent the edge portion from fraying and the plurality of wire ends from piercing the inner liner. An outer layer is attached to the exterior surface of the inner liner and is disposed over the protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Performance Fabrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. VanErmen, Ronald D. Henion
  • Patent number: 9675124
    Abstract: Joint protectors are disclosed. One such joint protector includes a first pad having a first axis; a second pad having a second axis; a connector coupled to the first and second pads, wherein the connector is configured to attach the first and second pads to a user's limb such that the first pad is positioned on one side of the user's joint and the second pad is positioned on an opposite side of the user's joint. Furthermore, the joint protector is movable to be in a first state, wherein the first axis aligns with the second axis and the end of the first pad aligns with the end of the second pad, and to be in a second state, wherein the first axis is angled relative to the second axis and the end of the first pad is not aligned with the end of the second pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Matscitechno Licensing Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Vito, Michael Foerster
  • Patent number: 9669281
    Abstract: A protective system (1) for protecting a user during a contact sport includes an undershirt (3) and an outer shell (7). The undershirt (3) is configured to be worn by the user, and is provided with a plurality of shock-absorbing pads (5) each being shaped and sized to protect different body parts of the user, each shock-absorbing pad (5) providing a close-to-the-body protection for a corresponding body part of the user. The outer shell (7) is configured to be worn by the user, over the undershirt (3), and is provided with a plurality of impact-dispersion pads (9) each being shaped and sized to protect different body parts of the user, each impact-dispersion pad (9) providing a floating protection for a corresponding body part of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ID LAB INC.
    Inventors: Bastien Jourde, Steven Sdraulig, Martin Laberge
  • Patent number: 9656141
    Abstract: A protection device for a holder of a martial arts board/target provides protection from direct impact and/or from the force/shock that is transmitted rearward to the hand and wrists of the holder of the board/target. The device receives the board/target holder's fingers, and a slanted floor inside the device urges the fingers into a generally curled or other inwardly-slanted position, and urges the rest of the hand, the wrist, and forearm into ergonomic and safer positions. The device is preferably made of material(s) in a particular hardness range that protects the user's fingers but that also prevents injury to the striker who is hitting/kicking the board/target. There are preferably no flanges or stops that limit placement of the device to particular places on the board, but rather the holder determines and controls the placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Douglas Redmond, Karen Ann Redmond
  • Patent number: 9650098
    Abstract: A pair of covers (one for each of the cyclist's hands) is provided. Once applied to the handlebars, the user inserts their hand into the mitt via an opening thereon. The opening preferably includes elastic thereon to fit tightly around the user's wrist. In this way, the present invention prevents a user's hands from becoming wet and slippery when biking in the precipitation. Further, the device keeps a cyclist's hands warm in cold weather, and reduces the friction and chafing caused by gripping wet handlebars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Tara Garrett
  • Patent number: 9622525
    Abstract: A glove has a top panel and a bottom panel that together form a main glove body. Fingers, including an index finger and other fingers, extend from the main glove body, each of the fingers having a top side and a bottom side corresponding with the top panel and bottom panels of the main glove body. A thumb extends from the main glove body. A region, at a juncture of the index finger and the main glove body on or adjacent the top panel and/or the thumb, has an insulating pad covering a portion of the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Mechanix Wear, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Safford
  • Patent number: 9578907
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a passive-assist glove comprising an impact portion, having a plurality of palm sections configured and arranged in the glove to cover a palm of the hand and allow manipulation of the palm, such that the palm may configure to receive an object during use of the glove. The glove additionally includes a dexterity portion comprising (i) a thumb compartment configured and arranged in the glove to receive a thumb of the hand and allow manipulation of the thumb such that the thumb may configure to receive an object during use of the glove and (ii) at least one finger compartment to configured and arranged in the glove to receive at least one of multiple fingers of the hand and allow manipulation of the at least one finger such that the at least one finger may configure to receive an object during use of the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Diana Marie Wegner, Robert Rolland Fox
  • Patent number: 9545126
    Abstract: An MMA fighting glove is disclosed herein which has a smooth front profile especially at the top and lateral side of the glove when the glove is clenched. In this manner, the glove is less likely to cut an opponent's skin or training partner's skin when the lateral side grazes the opponent or training partner. Moreover, a sleeve may cover a strap mechanism of the MMA glove described herein or a prior art MMA glove to cover any protrusions or aberrations of the strap mechanism to further mitigate cutting of the opponent or training partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Albert Bisaillon
  • Patent number: 9539780
    Abstract: A method of making a glove includes placing a flexible material into a contoured mold, direct molding a resilient material (e.g., a thermoplastic elastomer) onto the flexible material while the flexible material is in the contoured mold, and securing the flexible material to other materials to create a glove. The resilient material can be applied in liquid form and at least partially solidified while in contact with the flexible material. Direct molding can include forming the resilient material into an anatomical shape and forming perforations in the resilient material. The method can be used to create a cycling glove including a palm panel having a flexible material, a resilient material formed into an anatomical shape and co-molded to the palm panel, and a back panel secured to the palm panel. The glove can further include a facing material attached to the flexible material with the resilient material sandwiched in between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: John Wilkening, Carl D. Bird
  • Patent number: 9521477
    Abstract: This invention relates to microphone accessories for use with a hand-held microphone, and to a method of using a microphone. The microphone accessory in accordance with the invention has a body comprising an attachment formation for attaching the microphone accessory to the handle of the microphone, a holding portion to be engaged by a hand of the user, a cover portion coupled to the holding portion and substantially spaced therefrom so as to define a holding zone between the holding portion and the cover portion for receipt of the hand of the user to engage the holding portion, in use, wherein the cover portion substantially shields or covers the holding zone and/or the hand of the user; and a static non-electronically variable display device and/or an electronically variable display device. The invention also relates to a wearable microphone accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Steven Mark Levinsohn
  • Patent number: 9468243
    Abstract: A detachable wrist coach has a detachable sheet of football plays in a transparent pocket joined to a sweatband by hook-and-loop fasteners. The detachable sheet can be separated from the sweatband so that the sweatband can be cleaned without degrading the transparent pocket or getting water into it. The hook-and-loop fasteners may have a fold over configuration for greater strength while still retaining the ability to be pealed apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Sound Shore Innovations L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kyle D. Rothschild, Joseph King
  • Patent number: 9468837
    Abstract: A glove for enhancing a wearer's grip and control of a golf club or sports device. The glove may include a palmar portion and a dorsal portion having multiple digital segments that entirely enclose each of a wearer's five digital segments. The dorsal segment may include a high friction surface only along the forefinger digital segment or middle finger digital segment, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: John C. Ramirez