Wrists Patents (Class 2/162)
  • Patent number: 10548375
    Abstract: A bending yielding feature for use along an edge of any flexible wristband design provides a cushioning effect to a wearer's wrist or ankle as the wristband is worn, thereby helping to prevent injury to the wearer's wrist or ankle as he flexes his wrist or ankle against the wristband. The bending yielding feature can include many edge designs such as a scalloped edge, a curved edge, an edge with a series of extending flaps, and other such shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Greer
  • Patent number: 10349769
    Abstract: A gloving apparatus that comprises a glove box, a glove-lifting device, a glove-opening device, and a glove-inflating device. The glove box is designed to contain gloves. The glove-lifting device is designed to lift gloves, one at a time, from the glove box and insert the glove opening over said glove-opening device. The glove-lifting device comprises a vertical rod with one or more fastening devices at the bottom end, and vertical and horizontal activators. The glove-opening device has four spreading fingers, each of which can move horizontally and vertically using activators. The glove-inflating device comprises a sealing ring, an air tubule, and an activator that can move the sealing ring back and forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Shimon Avshalom, Yomtov Sardeheli
  • Patent number: 10271596
    Abstract: A hand cover including a glove or a mitten intended for use in cold weather conditions. An outer layer is made of silicone and has a thickness of 0.04 inches to 0.06 inches. A lining is made of polyester with a cotton fill and contacts the entire inside surface of the outer layer. The back and the front of the hand cover are spaced apart from each other which forms a hand access opening. A combination of a pair of hand covers and a strap bracelet which is held in loops on the hand covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Kellie Cookus
  • Patent number: 10219643
    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. The apparatus alternatively or in addition includes a glove removal chamber arranged to remove a glove from a gloved hand using a stream of air drawn into the glove removal chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: David Scott Purcell, John Robert Morris
  • Patent number: 10076144
    Abstract: An elongated wrist towel for wearing on a user's wrist without exerting circumferential pressure over a large portion of the user's arm includes a towel body defining a hollow, elongated sleeve and is sized to encircle the distal arm of a user. The towel body includes an elastic distal edge which allows the elongated wrist towel to be secured to a user's wrist, a non-elastic proximal edge, and an elastic seam which runs longitudinally between the proximal edge and the distal edge. In this regard, when in place on a wearer's arm, the elongated wrist towel can be retained on the wrist through compression from a single rim and selectively moved between extended and compacted positions on a user's arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Migdalia Rivera
  • Patent number: 9901160
    Abstract: A multipurpose fanny pack which is wearable around the waist and providing the wearer with storage compartments, while also having the capability to be removed and converted into an adjustable suspended sling-like seat, and with an adjustable backrest capable of comfortably supporting a user in the seated position, and with a multifunctional material capable of providing a user with multiple configurations of additional comfort and protection from weather and insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Casson Donato, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9867410
    Abstract: A sport glove with tightening inserts including a sport glove having a body portion and a banded cuff. A tab is attached to a left end of the cuff and is selectively foldable atop a front area of the cuff. A pair of inserts includes a female insert and a male insert. The female insert is disposed on the front area of the cuff, and the male insert is medially disposed on an interior surface of the tab. A plurality of gripping teeth is continuously disposed on the female insert, and a tension hook is disposed on a right side of the male insert. The tension hook is selectively engageable with each of the plurality of gripping teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Tom Kloes
  • Patent number: 9775390
    Abstract: An absorbent wristband apparatus is provided. In some embodiments, the apparatus may comprise a body with a first end and a second end. The body may be formed into a hollow cylindrical shape with a first opening at the first end and a second opening at the second end. A cavity may be disposed in the body and may be continuous between the opening at the first end and the opening at the second end. A first elastic element may be coupled at a first end of the body and a second elastic element may be coupled at a second end of the body. The apparatus may also comprise one or more fasteners such as a loop fastener and/or a button fastener which may preferably be coupled to the body proximate to an elastic element and/or proximate to an end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: WashBands, LLC
    Inventor: Megan Sheedy
  • Patent number: 9635892
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to disposable gloves, ethylene-based thermoplastic materials for use in preparing disposable gloves, and methods for preparing ethylene-based thermoplastic materials for use in preparing disposable gloves. In particular, the present invention relates to non-medical and non-surgical disposable gloves suitable for use in food-service and industrial applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ter-Hai Lin, Jeff Teng, Ben Tseng, Joe Wang, Jerry Hsu
  • Patent number: 9480369
    Abstract: A disposable hand cleaning glove and method is provided. The glove has a hand portion and a sleeve portion. The hand portion has an interior and an access opening configured to receive a human hand into the interior. The interior has a hand cleaning substance. The sleeve portion is connected to the hand portion about the access opening of the hand portion. The sleeve portion has an absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Ivar Penaz
  • Patent number: 9113666
    Abstract: A glove sized and shaped to enclose a human hand, the medical glove having a two-layer cuff, the two layers being fixed to one another at a plurality of locations to define a plurality of spaced apart openings in the cuff, the openings accessible only outside the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Ashwin George
  • Publication number: 20150143600
    Abstract: A glove useful for mixed martial arts fighting has padded knuckles for the four non-opposed fingers, with the lower half of each of the fingers not enclosed. The palm of the glove is open, and the thumb is not covered. The glove has an inner pair of attachment straps closable across each other over the wrist, and installed over the attachment straps is a closable outer support or stability strap that wraps around the wrist. Both the attachment straps and the support strap are preferably closable through use of a hook and loop fastening means such as Velcro®.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ZUFFA, LLC
    Inventor: Donald House
  • Publication number: 20150121605
    Abstract: A glove has a top panel and a bottom panel. The top panel has a proximal end. The proximal end defines at least a portion of a cuff of the glove. The proximal end has a length. A strip of loop material extends along the top panel and has a length longer than the length of the proximal end of the top panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth Safford
  • Patent number: 8966666
    Abstract: Glove that provides integrated support for the hand and wrist of a person engaging in an activity such as weightlifting. The glove has a body with front and back sides that overlie the palm and back of the hand, finger sleeves extending from the upper portion of the body, and a thumb sleeve extending from the front side of the body. A supporting wrap has a palm section that is affixed to and substantially coextensive with the front side of the body, a thumb piece that extends from the palm section and is affixed to one side of the thumb sleeve, and a strap that extends laterally from the thumb side of the palm section and is wrapped about the wrist and a portion of the palm section that overlies the wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: McCrane, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Faulconer
  • Patent number: 8858352
    Abstract: A wrist guard for bowling is provided. The wrist guard is capable of easily swing-adjusting (laterally adjusting) or tilt-adjusting (longitudinally adjusting) while a user is putting on the wrist guard, thereby proving a stable posture and convenience of use, also providing a beautiful exterior obtained by covering an angle adjusting unit swing-adjusting or tilt-adjusting using a cover, and preventing holding a cloth in such a way that the user is able to concentrate on a bowling game while throwing a bowling ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Sang-Hak Jun
  • Patent number: 8813262
    Abstract: Wrist protectors for a sport glove include a bending element configured to bend during bending of the wrist. The bending element may be further configured so that the length of the bending element changes during bending of the wrist, wherein a change of the length of the bending element leads to an elastic restoring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: André Pechtold
  • Patent number: 8769720
    Abstract: The present invention provides a glove comprises a main body adapted to receive a wearer's hand and a wrist cuff suspended over the main body. The main body further comprises a plurality of finger parts and a back hand part. The back hand part comprises a first protective panel hingedly connected at one end to the main body so that the first protective panel is suspend over the main body and slidably overlapped with a second protective panel. As the first protective panel slides over the second protective panel following the bending action of the fingers, a coordinated movement of the hand can be achieved. The second protective panel is also hingedly connected to the main body suspended over the main body and the wrist cuff, which allows for more coordinated rotating movement of the hand and the wrist following the bending action of the fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Warrior Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Aoki, Jocelyn Ventocilla
  • Patent number: 8758541
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a wrist protecting glove and methods of manufacturing the same. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to a wrist protecting glove providing maximum protection with minimal restriction on range of movement, and method of manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, a wrist protecting glove comprises a polyurethane pad, formed to fit over a user's palm, a holding material integrally formed within the pad, a set of snap fasteners for closing the holding material around a user's thumb, a palm strap for affixing the wrist protecting glove on a user's hand, the palm strap affixed to the holding material, and a D-ring assembly for receiving the palm strap, wherein the palm strap comprises a hook and loop fastener strap for looping through the D-ring assembly and fastening onto itself to affix the wrist protecting glove on the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Justin M. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8726413
    Abstract: A band is described for providing support and/or protection to the wearer. In one embodiment, the band is a wrist band having pockets for several longitudinal reinforcement elements. Thus, for example, a wrist band may be formed from an elastic material had be stitched to form pockets. In one embodiment, the pockets are closed, and the band is provided with a given amount of protection or support. In yet another embodiment, one or more pockets have an opening, which allows a user to adjust the amount of protection and/or support in each pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Majestev, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Khuong, Mayachela Garcia, Jessica Molly DiBiase
  • Patent number: 8719963
    Abstract: A protective sports glove including a contoured wrist cuff that substantially shields a gap defined between adjacent portions of the protective sports glove, such as hand and cuff portions. The contoured wrist cuff and/or the cuff portion can include multiple segments that enable the wrist cuff to flex with a wearer's wrist. The contoured wrist cuff can include a leading edge that contours forwardly adjacent a thumb portion of the contoured wrist cuff and rearwardly across a portion of the radial side of a wearer's hand when the glove is on the wearer's hand. This can allow protection of the wearer's wrist in flexion without also impairing movement of the wearer's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Warrior Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew M. Winningham
  • Patent number: 8635793
    Abstract: The visual alert for placement on free-range animals includes active and/or passive lighting to alert motor vehicle drivers of such animals crossing the roadway when traveling through open rangeland. The visual alert is a sleeve having fins extending radially therefrom, the fins having reflective and/or active lighting elements thereon. Power for active lighting is provided by electrical batteries that are recharged during daylight. The permanently installed sleeve may be formed as a circumferentially closed distensible unit that passes over the hoof of the animal, or as an open sheet that is rolled about the leg of the animal and permanently secured by plastic ties or other suitable elements. The sleeve is lined with a non-abrasive material to preclude injury to the animal during long term wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Salman Abdullah Al-Dashti
  • Patent number: 8601614
    Abstract: A strengthening glove comprising a glove which includes finger coverings, a thumb covering and a wrist cover; a finger attachment fastened to the finger coverings and the thumb covering; a finger guide attached to a base of the finger coverings; a wrist strap wrapped around the wrist cover, where the wrist strap secures the glove on the hand; a resistance strap, one for each finger covering and the thumb covering, where the resistance strap includes an elastic strip attached to a finger grip portion at one end and a wrist grip portion at an opposing end; wherein the resistance strap attaches to the glove by the finger grip portion engaging the finger attachment, the elastic strip passing through the finger guide and the wrist grip portion engaging to the wrist strap. The resistance strap creates tension against a backside of the hand to strengthen the hand during movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Clinton Scaff
  • Patent number: 8595865
    Abstract: A hand-wearing assembly has a main body and a side mirror mount. The main body is a loop and has a connecting top. The side mirror mount is connected with and stands on the connecting top. The side mirror mount has a mirror face facing a rear end of the connecting top and is capable of being connected with a side mirror. The side mirror mount allows the side mirror to stand above a wrist or a back of a hand. Accordingly, a rider can see a rear sight at ease via the standing side mirror. With a slight movement of the hand, the position of the side mirror is easily adjusted to enable the rider to see all the rear area from all directions, or to check the positions of the following cyclists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Yi-Yi Chen
  • Publication number: 20130283498
    Abstract: A glove includes a main body that defines an interior space that is operable to receive at least a portion of the hand of the wearer. The main body includes an opening that divides the main body into a first portion and a second portion. The glove also includes a hook-and-loop fastener that includes a hook member and a loop member. The hook member and the loop member are operable to removably attach to each other. One of the hook member and the loop member is operably supported on the first portion of the main body, and the other of the hook member and the loop member is operably supported on the second portion of the main body. At least one of the hook member and the loop member is divided into a plurality of respective sections that are separated at a distance from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Hewitt, Matthew A. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 8474063
    Abstract: A glove includes two “H” shaped stiffening battens on a dorsal side. The battens terminate on a proximal side of the second through fifth fingers, and are formed from a non-rigid material. A one-piece protective panel is attached to the palmar side of the glove. The protective panel covers portions of the wearing hand palm corresponding to the distal ends of the second through fifth metacarpal bones, as well as palmar side portions of the second through fifth digits corresponding to the second through fifth proximal phalanx bones. Flex notch cut-outs in the protective panel correspond to portions of the palmar region which tend to bunch during gripping of a bar or other object and help prevent discomfort during such gripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Coulter, Michael C. Kemery, Cedar Miller
  • Publication number: 20130160186
    Abstract: A child or adult glove which allows the child or adult to see his or her thumb and fingers up to the moment when they are inserted in the glove finger and thumb holes. This is accomplished with at least one and preferably two zippers or hook and loop fasteners which extend from a wrist opening along the dorsal side of the glove towards the finger openings. The zippers or hook and loop fasteners are arranged such that the back of the glove can be folded out of the way so that the entry to the thumb and finger holes is clearly visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Philip Favia
  • Patent number: 8413264
    Abstract: A glove 10 having a palmar side 20 and a dorsal side 30 comprising a compress material 14 configured to enclose and compress at least a portion of a hand, and a gripping surface 18 on at least a portion of the palmar side of the glove. The glove can further comprise a wrist support 22 configured to support a wrist attached to the hand. The wrist support can include a length of strap material 26 sufficient to wraparound the wrist such that the strap material is at least partially overlapping, and can also include a means for affixing the strap material in a wrapped position. A method for therapeutically supporting a hand and a wrist and providing a means to grip an object, comprising the steps of compressing at least a portion of the hand with a compress material 14; and affixing a gripping surface 18 to the compress material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Sandra L. Harrold
  • Patent number: 8397313
    Abstract: A durable athletic glove with an enhanced range of motion is provided. The glove has a palm-side portion and a back portion connected to form four finger sheaths, a thumb sheath, and an opening capable of receiving a human hand. One or more rounded, strain-relieving cutouts are located on the palm portion at a location corresponding to the area of a user's hand where two adjacent fingers connect with the palm. A strain-relieving finger gusset connects each cutout to the finger sheaths and palm-side portion. A thumb gusset extends from the back portion, between the thumb sheath and index finger sheath, and to the palm-side portion. The strain-relieving cutouts and strain-relieving gussets distribute force applied where finger sheaths connect to minimize glove failure. The cutouts and gussets allow an increased range of motion and stretchability for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph J. Bevier
  • Publication number: 20120266358
    Abstract: A hand wearable control apparatus comprises a hand wear portion, a finger attachment portion extending from the hand wear portion and adapted for wearing on a first finger, and at least one actuation sensor formed on the finger attachment portion. The actuation sensor is disposed for operation by a second finger on the hand wearing the hand wear portion. The hand wearable control apparatus facilitates flexible control of electronic devices even when a user is doing sports or other activities. Such a hand wear apparatus also provides a user with benefits of maintaining control on a moving vehicle (such as a moving bicycle) with both hands while controlling a performance or information apparatus such as a performance monitor or a GPS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: DAYTON TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Paul Anthony Yuen
  • Patent number: 8245321
    Abstract: A glove system including a glove and a wrist attachment. The glove has a base portion, which includes a first fastener. The wrist attachment includes one or more straps for enabling wearing of the wrist attachment on a human wrist, a functional feature, and a second fastener adapted to couple with the first fastener and for selectively attaching the first wrist attachment to the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Shannon Ambrosio, Ellen Glassman
  • Patent number: 8230524
    Abstract: A glove has a glove body and a closure mechanism. The glove body has a palm portion and a back portion that together define an interior. A cuff perimeter defines an opening to the interior, and an access slit extends from the cuff perimeter to enable the opening to expand. The closure mechanism includes an inner layer adjacent the glove body that forms a band compartment having an exit slot. An elastic band is positioned within the band compartment, with a first end attached to the band compartment and a second end that extends out through the exit slot. A first fastener element is positioned on the second end of the elastic band, and a second fastener element adapted to removably engage the first fastener element is attached to the glove body on the opposite side of the access slit from the exit slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Mechanix Wear, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenny Safford
  • Patent number: 8216169
    Abstract: A wrist support sleeve is adapted to extend over a wearer's hand and wrist from a location below the ends of the fingers tip to a position just past the wrist region. The sleeve has an opening for receiving the wearer's thumb. A first portion of the sleeve extends around the lower part and opposite sides of a wearer's hand and wrist and has spaced side edges located in an upper region of the sleeve. An insert panel of a different material to the first sleeve portion is secured between spaced side edges of the first portion, so as to extend across the tipper portion of a wearer's hand and wrist when the device is worn. The insert panel material is a strong elastic material which has a higher stiffness than the rest of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Brownmed, Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelia Koby, Ian MacMorran
  • Patent number: 8209775
    Abstract: Disclosed is a convertible gaming glove. The glove includes both fixed and removable parts. More specifically, the glove includes fix portions for covering the wrist, dorsal side of the hand, and upper portion of the palm. The glove also includes removable portions for covering the finger tips and palm. Thus, the glove can be configured to optimize tactile feel, grip and moisture absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Denis P. Makis
  • Patent number: 8209776
    Abstract: Transmission of communicable diseases has been a long standing problems between athletes playing team sports. The potential of HIV and AIDS virus transmission has elevated this problem to be a grave concern. A major avenue for the transmission of infectious agents has been identified to be a game's ball. In many sports it is common practice for athletes to wet their finger tips to better grip the ball. A hygienic method of improving grip on a game ball is disclosed. The disclosed gripping band is wholly flexible and accordingly is not a potential source of injury even in a contact sport. Wetted absorbent material within a water tight pan, due to minimally exposed surface area, remains moist for sustained periods in any orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: Virgil R. Aragon, Kenneth R. Aragon, Troy T. Aragon
  • Patent number: 8201272
    Abstract: A protective sports glove including a contoured wrist cuff that substantially shields a gap defined between adjacent portions of the protective sports glove, such as hand and cuff portions. The contoured wrist cuff and/or the cuff portion can include multiple segments that enable the wrist cuff to flex with a wearer's wrist. The contoured wrist cuff can include a leading edge that contours forwardly adjacent a thumb portion of the contoured wrist cuff and rearwardly across a portion of the radial side of a wearer's hand when the glove is on the wearer's hand. This can allow protection of the wearer's wrist in flexion without also impairing movement of the wearer's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Warrior Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew M. Winningham
  • Publication number: 20120144554
    Abstract: One or more gloves are disclosed herein. A glove body comprises a glove body internal surface that defines a palm compartment enveloping at least part of a user's palm, a glove body external surface, and a wrist aperture that provides an opening for the user's hand. Digit appendages comprise a digit appendage internal surface that extends the palm compartment to envelop all/part of the user's digit, and a digit appendage external surface. One or more sensors are attached to the glove body to detect one or more hand exercise events that involve a user hand exercise. A memory component, powered by a battery, stores the hand exercise event, upon receiving a hand exercise event detected by a sensor. A device interface delivers the one or more hand exercise events from the memory to a device, upon connection to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Dieter Thellmann
  • Patent number: 8151373
    Abstract: The inventive subject matter is directed toward a glove having a hand receiving opening and a sealing mechanism that substantially seals the hand receiving opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Brenda Pando
  • Patent number: 8146174
    Abstract: The present invention provides a glove for a wearer. The glove has a hand covering portion and an arm covering portion connected to the hand covering portion. The arm covering portion has a number of segments with each connected to one another by a pivot. The arm covering portion in a first position covers and protects the wearer. The arm covering portion in a second position forms an obstruction to prevent a liquid from contacting the wearer with the obstruction trapping the liquid therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rosemary F. Knuth, Ross Steven Randolph, Joseph C. Hourihan, Gerald Merovitz
  • Patent number: 8137296
    Abstract: A wrist guard has a glove body and two adjustable support parts. The glove body has a palm-holding part and two connection parts. The palm-holding part is mounted in an upper half portion of the glove body. The two connection parts are mounted to a lower half portion of the glove body and have a through hole respectively. The adjustable support parts are adjustably mounted to the corresponding connection part. Each of them has a support piece and a locking module. The support piece having an interconnection part is movably mounted to the corresponding connection part, and a locating slot is formed through the interconnection part to overlap with the through hole of the corresponding connection part. The locking module passes through the through hole of the corresponding connection part and locating slot to position the support piece on the corresponding connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Plus Meditech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pang-Ching Chiang, Kuo-Wei Lee
  • Publication number: 20120054942
    Abstract: A sports glove, such as a lacrosse or hockey glove, includes reinforced finger regions for protecting a wearer's fingers. The back side of each of the finger regions includes a reinforcing element or other protective feature. A thumb protector may optionally be attached to a thumb region of the glove to provide additional protection for a wearer's thumb, as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Cortland R. Kim, Blakeley E. Kim, Andrew J. Szurley
  • Patent number: 8112820
    Abstract: A protective sealing system with a barrier seal between two articles of apparel is provided. The system has at least two elastomeric cuffs securable to a sealing support oriented between wearer of garment and both the first cuff and the second elastomeric cuff to expand said cuffs providing a double barrier seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc,
    Inventors: Matthew A. Johnson, Mark A. Williams
  • Publication number: 20120030855
    Abstract: An athletic glove with enhanced tensioning is provided. The glove comprises a palm-side portion and a back portion connected to form four finger sheaths, a thumb sheath, and an opening capable of receiving a human hand. A keyhole cutout is located along the opening at a location corresponding to the back of a user's hand. A tension-adjusting wrist strap is attached to the glove on a first side of the keyhole adjacent to the opening. The wrist strap extends across the keyhole and is detachably affixable to a second side of the keyhole adjacent to the opening. The wrist strap may be used to adjust the tension across the palm-side portion by adjusting where the strap is detachably affixed. The wrist strap connects to the palm-side portion at an angle to optimize the distribution of tensioning force to reduce bunching in the palm-side portion and provide enhanced gripping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Clark
  • Publication number: 20120017351
    Abstract: Glove for gripping an object having a palm section that overlies the palm side of the hand, a back section that overlies the back of the hand, stalls for receiving the fingers and thumb, and a tab extending from the lower margin of the palm section which can be pulled in a downward direction to tension the palm section, and means for holding the tab in a pulled position to maintain tension in the palm section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: David Patrick McCrane
  • Patent number: 8096901
    Abstract: A basketball training aid designed to teach a user how to correctly grip, set up, and release a basketball. The device includes a material that wraps around the top (prone side) of the hand and bottom half of the underside (supine side) of the hand, without limiting wrist extension and flexion during a basketball shot. The glove includes a splint support material on top of the index, middle, and ring fingers, running from the middle of the digits to the bottom half of the top (prone side) of hand. The splint support material prevents premature finger flexion at the base of the fingers during the release of the shot, ensuring an open hand at follow through. Additionally, the design encourages proper finger separation and proper extension of wrist joint on set up, keeps the ball off the palm of the hand, and promotes proper position for dribbling a basketball effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventor: Jeremy Lyle Russotti
  • Patent number: 8061069
    Abstract: A fabrication sheet is appropriately dimensioned and otherwise suitable for use with a printer. A symmetrical, removable and foldable identification band is included in the fabrication sheet. The fabrication sheet includes a rectangular backing sheet, covered by a working sheet, which may be made of imprintable woven polyester. The backing and working sheets are secured to each other by a releasable adhesive and have a combined thickness and flexibility that permits them to pass through a printer without difficulty. The working sheet is die-cut to define the outline of the band configured in such a way that it includes a strap portion and a tag portion. The tag portion is positioned at one end of and extends from the strap portion. The tag portion of the unfolded band includes wing sections extending outwardly, one from each side of the strap portion. The tag portion of the working sheet may include a generally rectangular patch of a different material that better accepts and holds a printed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: St. John Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Karen L. Joseph
  • Publication number: 20110277214
    Abstract: The rubber glove according to the present invention includes: a sleeve portion generally in the form of a cylinder having a first end and a second end and provided with a cuff formed on the first end; and a glove body linked to the second end of the sleeve portion, wherein the sleeve portion and the glove body are integrally formed by a film of rubber or resin, and the sleeve portion includes a maximum perimeter portion of 240 mm to 360 mm and a drawn portion having a minimum perimeter portion of 50 to 90% of the maximum perimeter portion in length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Atsuko OCHI, Atsushi Takai, Yoshiaki Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20110265243
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed technology comprise a method and device of tethering a glove to a user's hand. The method involves a glove being worn on a user's hand. A band is strategically affixed to the glove and extends around the user's hand/wrist. The glove's finger components are then gripped and pulled in a fashion that removes the glove from the user's hand. The glove is then allowed to freely hang from the user's hand/wrist, thereby allowing the user unimpeded and unrestricted use of his or her hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Jennifer Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20110258755
    Abstract: Glove 10 has multiple layers, including an innermost layer 12 of fabric for directly contacting the wearer's hand 20, a first intermediate layer 14 of waterproof material for preventing liquids from contacting the wearer's hand 20, said first intermediate layer 14 being in contact with said innermost layer 12; a second intermediate layer 16 of sponge material in contact with the outermost layer 18; and said outermost layer 18 comprising an abrasive material 22, having a hardness greater than the innermost layer 12 and said two intermediate layers 14 and 16.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: MAGIC HANDS USA, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Mike Arfi
  • Publication number: 20110252536
    Abstract: A roofing glove is provided. The roofing glove includes a fitted protective covering receivable to a hand of a user, at least one spike having an anchor and a sharp protrusion extending from the glove and narrowing at a distal tip, anchored within the covering at a first predetermined location, and at least one grip pad disposed upon the covering at a second predetermined location. The at least one spike and the at least one grip pad are adapted to grip a surface, or the like, upon a fall by the wearer of the glove to prevent further fall or slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Luke Hendon, Ray Hendon
  • Publication number: 20110214220
    Abstract: A grip assist apparatus that may be worn on either hand that includes a symmetrical non-slip gripping portion that includes a substantially stiff palm arch support, a wrist portion, and a releasable wrist fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Michael S. Parker