Hand Pads Patents (Class 2/20)
  • Patent number: 10668357
    Abstract: A one finger golf glove is formed as a unitary pattern from a single sheet of material, the unitary pattern including a palm portion arranged at the palm of the golfer's hand and a finger portion arranged at the middle finger and ring finger of the golfer's hand. The glove includes a finger sleeve arranged to receive only the middle finger of the golfer's hand. A strap extends from the palm portion and is sized to extend across the back of the golfer's hand, through a slot in the glove and around the golfer's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Strokeless, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Szilagy, David Fleetwood, Thomas Clark
  • Patent number: 10652958
    Abstract: An induction stove assembly that utilizes pads between the cook-top of the stove and cooking vessels placed on the stove for heating. The pads are easily removable and interchangeable with other similar pads. The pads help protect the cook-top from damage, make clean-up more efficient, and insulate the cook-top from excessive heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Kenyon International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Reischmann, Phillip Williams
  • Patent number: 10555569
    Abstract: A hand restraint of flexible, high tensile strength material forming three separate cavities for slidably receiving and isolating the thumb, index finger, and remaining third, fourth, and fifth fingers in a closed fist-like configuration, respectively is provided. The material and cavities prevents wearers from gripping, manipulating and using weapons or other articles, yet providing them the ability to pinch the index finger and thumb together to grip smaller articles, such as forms of identifications and writing implements. Along a peripheral portion, the hand restraint may provide webbing at the junction of the index finger and thumb portions for further restraining manipulation of weapons. The hand restraint provides securing devices along its wrist portion for enabling the wearer to remove their own hand restraint upon conclusion of the need for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Gerard Ruby
  • Patent number: 10458747
    Abstract: An apparatus for preventing the dropping of a handgun during use thereof is shown in conjunction with a special glove that has metal parts attracted to magnetic grips attached to a hand gun, an electromagnetic version of the magnetic grip device, several embodiments of a strap attached to a grip on one side of a gun handle, a spring steel strap for attachment to a hand gun handle that will stay straight when moved to the straight position and coils around a person's wrist when moved from the straight position and lastly and O-ring device attached to a special glove to automatically attach to a tapered tail on a hand gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Dirk D. Ringgenberg
  • Patent number: 10245498
    Abstract: The lightweight ball glove includes a back portion having a plurality of lightweight layers and a shock cord tension system between the plurality of lightweight layers. The lightweight ball glove also includes a palm portion having a plurality of lightweight layers. The outer edge of the palm portion is fixedly coupled with the outer edge of the back portion to form a lightweight glove. A web portion having a monofilament mesh is fixedly coupled between a thumb and a pointer finger of the lightweight glove. A surrounding frame made of the plurality of lightweight layers is fixedly coupled with a side and bottom portion of the monofilament mesh and a bridge is fixedly coupled with the top. Cordage is used for lacing together a top portion of each finger with an adjacent finger and the bridge to form the lightweight ball glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Mathew Dueck, Corey D Schaefer, Kevin B Dueck
  • Patent number: 10112091
    Abstract: A sleeve or grip for use on a ball bat or other sporting-good implement includes a low-friction inner surface and a longitudinal slit that facilitates its positioning on, and removal from, a handle of the implement. The grip is rotatable about the handle so that a user's hand may move into an optimal position during a swing. The grip may be readily removable from the implement so that, after a swing, it stays with the user, as opposed to remaining on the implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: EASTON DIAMOND SPORTS, LLC
    Inventors: Keenan Long, Ian Montgomery
  • Patent number: 9979428
    Abstract: A hand strap for an electronic apparatus is provided with a first gripper, which is attached to a rear surface of an electronic apparatus in a removable manner, and a second gripper. The first gripper has a main body and an accommodation portion. The second gripper includes a fixed portion and an extra-long portion, one end of which is a free end. The extra-long portion is accommodated inside the accommodation portion, and can adjust the entire length of the second gripper. A finger accommodation space in which a finger other than a thumb is disposed between the first gripper and the second gripper, is defined. By gripping the first gripper with the pad and the tip end of a finger other than a thumb, it is possible to perform operation with a thumb over a wide area of a touch panel while holding an electronic apparatus with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Tomobe, Eiji Saitoh, Masami Tatehana
  • Patent number: 9884241
    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 and the use of said gloves, intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but limited to football and golf. Because of its unique finger configurations, grip enhancers, and/or its hand protective properties, the present invention makes a glove now operable on a football quarterback's throwing hand and on golfers dominant hand, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: John C Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9717953
    Abstract: A swim training paddle for swimmer's hands having: a plate member with a first surface and an opposed second surface and a leading edge and a trailing edge; the opposed first surface and second surface being separated by a leading edge and a trailing edge on opposed ends thereof; the plate member formed to mount to the swimmer's hand with the first surface contacting the players hand; at least two elastic strips forming each forming separate arcs on the first surface and extending out of the second surface; the plate member covering all phalanges and metacarpal bones in swimmers' hands secured to the plate member have an area inset into the plate above the wrist above the ulna so flexing and pronating of the wrist does not allow the trailing edge to be forced into wrist within 2 cm of the ulna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan G. Foss, Robert Joseph McDonald, Cale Thomas-Schmidt Jackson
  • Patent number: 9669282
    Abstract: A glove liner includes a pad running diagonally across the palm of the hand. When the glove liner is inserted into a baseball fielder's glove, the pad underlies a heel of the glove and/or a palm of the glove and promotes catching a baseball in the webbing or pocket of the fielder's glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Jose A. Salinas
  • Patent number: 9566496
    Abstract: A racquet grip teaching device including a top clasp having five faces shaped and orientated to mate with a tennis racquet handle. The top clasp includes exactly five faces. The racquet grip teaching device includes a finger connector extending downwardly from the top clasp at a first end region of the top clasp. The device includes a finger guide disposed at an end of the finger connector, opposite of the top clasp, and shaped to receive a finger. The racquet grip teaching device includes a thumb connector extending downwardly from the top clasp at a second end region, opposite of the first end region. The teaching device includes a thumb guide disposed at an end of the thumb connector, opposite the top clasp, and shaped to receive a thumb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Peter E. Mallett
  • Patent number: 9265293
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Hewitt, Matthew A. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 9241519
    Abstract: A safety glove for use in the oil and natural gas extraction industries whereas a unique design on the dorsal portion of the glove is provided, the dorsal portion comprising a plurality of raised protective members extending substantially along the entire length of the finger and thumb portions of the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation
    Inventor: Eric M. Jaeger
  • Patent number: 9220307
    Abstract: A dual-use hand covering adapted for a wearer who is running for exercise, the covering comprising a clingable sleeve of flexible material having a proximal and distal end, an opening at each end so that the hand of a wearer can enter the proximal opening and is adapted to allow the fingertips to extend through the distal opening, the sleeve adapted to enclose together the four fingers and thumb of a wearer such that the sleeve stays in close proximity to the hand, and a clingable cap, wherein a portion of the clingable cap is attached to the clingable sleeve and the clingable cap assumes a first or a second position, wherein the clingable cap encloses the distal clingable sleeve end and the fingertips of the wearer and also folds backwards to lie proximate to the clingable sleeve and thereby expose only the fingertips to the atmospheric conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Susan R. Clayton
  • Patent number: 9113664
    Abstract: A protective sports glove including a hand portion having a palmer and dorsal region that surround and define a cavity for receiving a player's hand. A finger portion and thumb portion extend outwardly from the hand portion. A cuff portion joins the hand along a junction and extends outwardly from the hand portion in a direction opposite the finger portion. A wrist guard is disposed proximate the junction and is attached to the hand portion. The wrist guard includes a primary member and a secondary member. The primary and secondary members articulate relative to each other and are movable relative to the dorsal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Steve A. Copeland, Alexander P. Reynolds
  • 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: 20150135390
    Abstract: A minimal glove capable of being removably secured to a palm directly, the minimal glove comprises a flexible sheet having a substrate layer, a backing layer having a top surface and a bottom surface and an attachment layer, wherein the flexible sheet is formed substantially in the shape of a human palm, the substrate layer is disposed on the top surface of the backing layer and the attachment layer is disposed on the bottom surface of the backing layer and the attachment layer is configured to be removably attached to the palm directly. The minimal glove further comprises a protective sheet on which the attachment layer is attached such that the attachment layer of the flexible sheet is protected from contamination when the protective sheet is not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Janice Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20150128324
    Abstract: A work glove with a hand-receiving cavity and a thumb tube and four elongated finger tubes. A resilient pad attaches in a portion selected for providing resistance to industrial loading. A polymer coating encapsulates at least a portion of an exterior surface and the resilient pad within a continuous film, the resilient pad and the polymer coating defining in situ an interfacial miscible layer comprising portions of the resilient pad bonded with the polymer coating, which continuous film resists chemical penetration therethrough while the resilient pad resists industrial loading during use of the work glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: BAKNER MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Alan Baker, Matthew Lawrence Wagner
  • Publication number: 20150106990
    Abstract: A glove is provided and includes a wrist portion and a hand portion attached to the wrist portion. The hand portion includes a plurality of finger portions extending away from the wrist portion, a palm portion, and a back portion formed on an opposite side of the glove than the palm portion. The glove also includes a padded panel attached to the back portion. The padded panel is attached to the back portion at a first edge and is attached to the back portion via a tether at a second edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gait, Chris Perra
  • Publication number: 20150082505
    Abstract: Protective gear for infants and young children such as passed anti-scratching hand coverings are described. The gloves can alleviate harmful scratching of the child's hands on his or her face or other vulnerable areas. The gloves can also aid the motor-skills, coordination and dexterity development of young children. The gloves can include an elastic and flexible glove body and up to five separate hollow cylindrical glove fingers. The glove body can cover at least a portion of one or both of a dorsal or a palmer side of a hand of the child. Each glove finger can be individually sized, shaped, or otherwise configured to accommodate respective fingers of the child. A padded portion can be included on or along an exterior of at least a portion of the glove finger. The padded portion is adapted to be in close contact with skin of the child or other object when the glove fingers are engaged in act such as gripping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ruby Lee Davis
  • Publication number: 20150059043
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved disposable exercise glove. The device includes a latex glove with an opening for each finger section, a flock-lined interior, and a padded palm area. The flock lining enables a user to easily don the gloves, while the padding provides an enhanced grip when grasping exercise equipment. The gloves can be worn and disposed of after a single use or can be reused as desired. The present invention is substantially all in one piece, and is easy to put on and take off of the user's hand. The disposable exercise glove is composed of resilient material that not only readily adjusts itself to the user's hand when placed thereon, but snugly and tightly fits the same. The present invention provides a hygienic and protective barrier to make otherwise long or strenuous workouts more comfortable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: James Dwyer
  • Publication number: 20150047089
    Abstract: Improved stick spot gloves are described. Such gloves are form-fitting and thus better conform to a player's hands. They also provide superior grip, and are lighter and smaller than corresponding conventional lacrosse and hockey gloves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Tucker C. CHAMBERS
  • Publication number: 20140373244
    Abstract: A hand protective and padding device and athletic training system for gripping an exercise device, particularly a weight lifting bar, barbell or tension device. The system includes a protective pad covering the palm area and finger loops on the pad through which three fingers extend for an absolute hold between the hand pad and the user's hand. The hand pad possesses an oval like shape with concave center, providing the user with enhanced comfort and protection against the entire palm side of a user's hands. The hand pad may utilize a rubber-like material, which accommodates movement, and tolerance on rough surfaces. The hand pad has a generally high coefficient of friction which provides a non-slip grip, is smooth for a soothing grip for the user and can be easily cleaned and maintained for enhanced hygiene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Kunal Jhaveri
  • Patent number: 8871328
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to cushioning medallions, methods of making and methods of using, particularly cushioning medallions comprising a relatively low durometer viscoelastic polymer gel, for use in gloves or on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel M. Wyner, Thomas F. Cafaro, Richard B. Fox, Jeffrey H. Bowie
  • Publication number: 20140310844
    Abstract: The present application relates to an interwoven silicon pad utilizing individual silicone bands. The bands form a single seamless loop or may include a single strand of silicone. The silicone bands are interwoven into a preselected pattern having a selected dimension. Silicone bands are removable from the interwoven pad on an individual basis to facilitate customization by a user and also repair. Each pad is heat resistant, non-porous, and non-absorbent and configured to maintain elastic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Patti Jo Lockwood
  • Patent number: 8863312
    Abstract: A gamer's glove having finger and thumb tubes for the gamer's fingers and thumb to extend outwardly thereof, a palm portion defining at least a central aperture, whereby the glove being worn during grasping operation of a game controller flexes the palm portion causing air to communicate into and out of the glove for controlling perspiration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Jillian Elease Gary
  • Patent number: 8852033
    Abstract: A flexible, semi-rigid hand accessory designed to harness power from relatively strong, tough areas of the hand and disperse stress away from weak, sensitive areas by means of anchors pressing into tough fleshy areas with connecting structure capable of bracing and leveraging a handle away from sensitive bony areas, relocating fleshy areas into supporting and insulating positions, preventing bone bruises, enhancing finger gripping and widening the effective grip of the hand for greater control while augmenting the hand's range of motion especially in swinging a baseball bat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: John Frost
  • Publication number: 20140289927
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to disposable palmar protector configured in the shape of dismembered gloves for protection of the palm of a human hand while leaving the dorsum of the hand substantially exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Marlon Defour
  • Patent number: 8839462
    Abstract: A glove worn within a conventional baseball mitt to protect the wrist and hand. The glove generally comprises a fitted glove of soft leather with a plurality of attached non-springy, shock absorbing cushions including a radioulnar cushion extending proximally one to three inches up the forearm from a first end at the wrist crease to a second end and in width a distance sufficient to cover the palmar side of the wrist, and a carpal cushion extending distally from the wrist crease a distance sufficient to cover the carpometacarpal joint of the hand and in width a distance sufficient to cover the carpometacarpal joint of all five digits, including the carpal cushion including a line of reduced padding, typically compressive stitching, extending from the first wrist crease edge to the distal edge which edge may be arcuate to provide additional protection and conform to the shape of the ball glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Charles H. Webster
  • Publication number: 20140259258
    Abstract: A wrist band with a finger pocket and palm padding for the protection of baseball and/or softball player's palms and fingers when sliding into a base. The wrist band comprises a tubular portion worn around the wrist. Extending from the tubular portion is a palm portion that extends into a finger portion. The palm portion comprises padding for a player's palm. The palm portion and/or the finger portion is reinforced with an abrasion-resistant material and/or protective plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Josh Miranda
  • Publication number: 20140201880
    Abstract: A protective sports glove including a vent opening and an arched panel extending upward and over the vent opening. The glove can include a breathable material that extends across the vent opening to provide improved air flow to and from the interior of the glove. The arched panel can arch above the vent opening, and optional breathable material, so as to form a void under the panel, thereby providing impact protection to the wearer's hand while still enabling air to circulate through the vent opening to the wearer's hand. The arched panel can be configured to flex or bend when the hand is brought back toward the wearer's wrist or forearm, yet provide resistance to that backward movement to eliminate and/or reduce the overextension of the hand and wrist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: WARRIOR SPORTS, INC.
    Inventors: William G. Binge, Dale W. Kohler
  • Patent number: 8763162
    Abstract: A batting pad comprising a body made from a cushioning material and having a ring portion adapted to fit over a batter's thumb and an appendage to cushion the palm area between a batter's thumb and index finger. The appendage has a thickness T at its thickest point located between the first end and the distant end, and the thickness T of the appendage is selected to optimize an angle of a bat in the batter's hand relative to a line parallel to the batter's forearm, the angle being determined by the thickness T of the appendage displacing the bat toward the tip of the batter's index finger and causing the bat to contact the palm of the batter's hand near the batter's little finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Pro-Hitter Corporation
    Inventor: Philip R. LoMedico
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140143925
    Abstract: A sports glove, such as hockey, lacrosse and other sports gloves, includes a front palm portion having finger stalls for insertion of fingers therein, a back portion which is attachable to said front palm portion by a connector, such as a zipper, wherein the zipper connector is covered by a fly cover having an attachment end and a free end, wherein further lifting of the free end of the fly cover exposes the zipper for user engagement therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Chorne
  • Publication number: 20140143926
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a protective sports glove having a novel combination of liner sections, breathable mesh sections, stretch joints, and shock absorbing cushions to provide maximum protection to the user's fingers, hands, wrists, and lower forearms while maintaining as much flexibility within the glove and tactile feel on both palmar and dorsal sides of the glove as possible. The pattern and construction employs strategically-placed stretch zones, strategic padding placement, and a variety of improved padding constructions all for more flex without compromising protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Austin Brown, Michael Cox
  • Publication number: 20140137305
    Abstract: An impact resistant article includes a base portion with an impact pad attached to the base portion. The impact pad includes a padding material and a fabric laminated to the padding material. The padding material features fold lines generally corresponding to a wearer's natural bending locations when the impact pad is secured to the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Wells Lamont Industry Group LLC
    Inventor: Angela Fisher
  • Patent number: 8656513
    Abstract: A force attenuation system for a sports glove is disclosed. The force attenuation system includes a pair of foam layers surrounding a fluid-filled chamber. This configuration allows the force attenuation system to reduce forces that a hand experiences when catching a ball with the sports glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Plocher
  • Publication number: 20140041092
    Abstract: The invention is a pot holder designed to insulate the user from the heated or cold surface of a platter, plate, pan, bowl or other food container or of any vessel while remaining attached to the platter, etc. by means of magnets. The potholder is comprised of any material of sufficient insulating property to prevent the transmission of heat or cold to the user. The potholder can be of any size and dimensions but must be of sufficient size when folded in half to allow the user to grip the platter, etc. Incorporated within the potholder will be four (4) magnets one at each corner (or opposite areas for non-rectangular shaped potholders) of sufficient strength to independently but temporarily affix the potholder to the platter, etc. The magnets will further be magnetized in such a manner and incorporated into the potholder in such fashion that each magnet will attract the opposing magnet when the potholder is folded in half.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Richard H. Ebbott
  • Publication number: 20140026282
    Abstract: A sports glove, such as a hockey or lacrosse glove, includes inverted finger pads connected such that exterior gaps are not present between some or all of the adjacent pads when a wearer grips a stick or otherwise closes his or her hand. The inverted pads optionally include stiffening elements attached to or integral with their outer surfaces to provide additional protection to the wearer's fingers. The finger pads covering the base regions of the fingers optionally are attached to the main body of the glove via an elastic material or similar material that allows the finger pads to move away from the main body during closure of a wearer's hand. These finger pads may further be attached to the main body via an inelastic strap or similar feature that prevents the finger pads from being pulled forward beyond the rear housing or cover that overlies these finger pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: EASTON SPORTS, INC.
    Inventors: Dmitry Rusakov, Jean-Francois Beland
  • Publication number: 20140026281
    Abstract: A glove, particularly for golf, is provided with a gusset of expandable material which extends along the finger stalls of the glove from the web between the finger stalls to a selected distance from the distal end of the fingers, the glove having a non-expandable material wrap around the fingers thereby providing an expansion zone that extends along the length of the fingers to a selected distance from the tip end of the distal phalanxes of the fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: James M. Kleinert
  • Publication number: 20130269076
    Abstract: A pair of hockey gloves is asymmetrically constructed to accommodate for variances in material wearing during routine use. The pair includes a top hand hockey glove that is provided with a region of reinforcement that is not similarly provided in the bottom hand hockey glove. The top hand hockey glove includes an outer sheet and an inner sheet that are joined together so as to define a hand-receiving cavity. In one embodiment, the inner sheet includes a plurality of relatively rigid reinforcement pads that is secured to the exterior surface of a base layer in a designated pattern. The inclusion of the reinforcement pads causes the stick gripping region of the top hand hockey glove to have both a greater resistance to tearing as well as a higher coefficient of friction than the stick gripping region of the bottom hand hockey glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Maximilian Arnone
  • Publication number: 20130227755
    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: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Albert Bisaillon
  • Patent number: 8479318
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Easton Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Cortland R. Kim, Blakeley E. Kim, Andrew J. Szurley
  • Patent number: 8443462
    Abstract: Apparatus worn on the fingers similarly to gloves, to enhance grip, particularly suitable as an aid in catching sports balls. The apparatus having a sheath for each finger, which may bear a friction enhancing material on an external surface. Each sheath may be internally reinforced by members which are more resistant to bending than the constituent material of the sheath. Reinforcement members may comprise bands which extend circumferentially about sheaths or may extend axially along sheaths. Sheaths may be provided with internal elastic bands which may overlie other bands at acute angles thereto or which do not overlie other bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Jamelle Brian Eugene
  • Publication number: 20130055482
    Abstract: There is described a method for designing and manufacturing a protective glove, to be used for imparting slight knocks in performing a cycle of manual operations in an industrial production line and for absorbing the counter-knock received when using a tool or equipment gripped by the operator during said operating cycle. There are provided means for sensing the forces the various areas of the hand are subjected to during said operating cycle, and signals of said sensor means are processed so as to obtain a classification of the areas of the hand according to the value of the forces to which they are subjected. The glove is designed having areas that provide differentiated protections, having pads of different thickness calculated as a function of the aforementioned classification of the various areas of the hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: FIAT GROUP AUTOMOBILES S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paola D'Aprile, Sebastiano Lamacchia, Davide Lionello, Stefania Spada, Paolo Marchetti
  • Patent number: 8383229
    Abstract: A protective pad to be employed by a person engaged in athletic activity utilizes to protect the user's hands formed from a very thin rectangular piece of rubber having a thickness of approximately 0.032 inch. On the top side of the protective pad are located treads upraised from the top surface of the pad. The treads are evenly spaced and approximately ½ inch apart and have triangular cross sections. The bottom side of the protective, which is the side placed against the grip portion of the piece of athletic equipment, is generally flat and has a tacky surface. The user wraps the protective pad around the grip portion of the piece of athletic equipment with the bottom tacky side of the pad adjacent to the grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Kerry Franklin
  • Publication number: 20130019367
    Abstract: A gardening glove includes a cutting tool fixed to the distal end of the index finger. The cutting tool is a stainless steel blade projecting from the end of the index finger. The blade cuts flower stems by pinching the stem between the blade cutting edge and the end of the glove thumb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Robyn Lasci
  • Publication number: 20130014306
    Abstract: A glove employable for mixed martial arts, including striking and grappling, employs a dorsal pad having distal and lateral extensions with an integral bend for covering both the dorsal and lateral sides of the user's metacarpal/proximal phalange joints. The integral bend conforms with the user's metacarpal/proximal phalange joints with the user's hand in the clinched fist position. The glove affords protection to the user's metacarpal/proximal phalange joints while striking. On the other hand, the integral bend is capable of easily unbending to an open position for grappling. The integral bend is unbent by unclenching the user's fingers by flexion from the clinched fist position to the open position. The glove also includes a wrist pad for protecting the wrist against heavy strikes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher Mechling, Nicholas Mechling
  • Publication number: 20130014307
    Abstract: A golf glove is disclosed with a circular contact patch designated, with biomechanical precision, in the centre of the palm that indicates a neutral hand position. In the modern, total body golf swing, where the rotating torso is the major power generator of the golf swing, the arms and hands are flung around, and in front, of the rotating body during the downswing. The primary function of the hands is to hold onto the clubshaft in such a manner that the clubface will be allowed to become square to the ball-target line at the time of impact, and this feat is best accomplished if the hands are in the neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Jung Ki Lee
  • Publication number: 20120311754
    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: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Kenny Safford