Title:
Glove for cold weather with a finger cap
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The winter glove includes a finger cap attached to and detached from a thumbnail and/or an index finger of the winter glove and chiefly used by soldiers, policemen, and the like shooting or performing a precise job in the fields by taking off a finger cap worn on a user's finger.



Inventors:
Lee, Woo-keun (Seoul, KR)
Application Number:
11/295744
Publication Date:
07/20/2006
Filing Date:
12/06/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41D19/00
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Primary Examiner:
HADEN, SALLY CLINE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
COHEN, PONTANI, LIEBERMAN & PAVANE (Suite 1210, 551 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10176, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A winter glove comprising a body for covering the palm and the back of the hand and a finger part for covering fingers respectively made of at least one insole and at least one outer sole overlapped each other, the winter glove comprising: an index finger part extended from an index finger of the finger part to the exterior and made of at least one insole; and a detachable index finger cap made of at least one outer sole and attached to the index finger part.

2. The winter glove as claimed in claim 1, further comprising: a thumb part extended from a thumb of the finger part to the exterior and made of at least one insole; and a detachable thumb cap made of at least outer sole and attached to the thumb part.

3. The winter glove as claimed in claim 2, further comprising connection wires for respectively connecting the index finger cap and the thumb cap to the body.

4. The winter glove as claimed in claim 1, further comprising connection wires for respectively connecting the index finger cap and the thumb cap to the body.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a winter glove, and more particularly to, a winter glove having a finger cap attached to and detached from a thumbnail and/or an index finger of the winter glove and chiefly used by soldiers, policemen, and the like shooting or performing a precise job in the fields by taking off a finger cap worn on a user's finger.

2. Related Art

Since conventional winter gloves worn by soldiers, policemen, skiers, and snowboarders are made of waterproofing and/or warmth-keeping outer soles, soles corresponding to the palms, the backs, and fingers of the gloves are thick.

However, when wearing the glove made of the thick soles, fingers are difficult to move in specific situations. For example, soldiers and policemen should move their index fingers to pull the triggers when shooting with guns. Since a user cannot insert the index finger wearing the conventional winter glove into the trigger guard of the gun because of the thick soles of the conventional winter glove, the user must take off the winter glove to shoot. Thus, it is very inconvenient to shoot and the shooter's hand cannot be protected against the cold.

Moreover, the above-described problems are also when precise finger movements, such as picking up an object on the ground or handing a precise machine, are required.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Therefore, the present invention is made to solve such problems, and it is an object of the invention to provide a winter glove having a finger cap attached to and detached from the thumb and/or the index finger of the winter glove such that the shooting and precise work can be performed without taking off the winter glove.

In order to accomplish the object, the present invention provides a winter glove including a body for covering the palm and the back of the hand and a finger part for covering fingers respectively made of at least one insole and at least one outer sole overlapped each other, an index finger part extended from an index finger of the finger part to the exterior and made of at least one insole, and a detachable index finger cap made of at least one outer sole and attached to the index finger part.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

These and other features, aspects, and advantages of the present invention will become better understood with regard to the following description, appended claims, and accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a winter glove according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a sectional view illustrating a finger of the winter glove according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view illustrating the winter glove according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention; and

FIGS. 4a and 4b are views illustrating the use of the winter gloves according to the preferred and another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Hereinafter, the preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating winter gloves according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 2 is an enlarged sectional view taken along the line A-A′ in FIG. 1.

Referring to FIG. 1, the winter glove according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention includes a body 3 for covering the back of a hand and a finger part 4 for covering the thumb, the index finger, the middle finger, the third finger, and the little finger. Moreover, as shown in FIG. 2, soles for forming the body 3 and the finger part 4 include at least one waterproofing and/or warmth-keeping insole 20, and at least one waterproofing and/or warmth-keeping outer sole 30 overlapped with the upper side of the insole 20.

The winter glove 1 according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention is a winter glove in which a detachable finger cap is attached to a corresponding finger of the conventional winter glove. As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the winter glove according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention includes an index finger part 10 extended from the index finger of the body 3 to the exterior and including at least one insole 20, and a detachable index finger cap 40 attached to the index finger part 10 and including at least one outer sole 30. In order to increase the warmth keeping effect of the end of the finger, the index finger cap 40 may further include a reinforcing sole 41 made of a warmth-keeping material.

FIG. 3 is a view illustrating a winter glove according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention. The winter glove 2 according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention is a winter glove in which a detachable finger cap is provided to the thumb of the winter glove 1 according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention as shown in FIG. 1. The winter glove 2 according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention further includes a thumb part 50 extended from the thumb of the finger part 4 to the exterior of the body 3 and including at least one insole 20, and a detachable thumb cap 60 attached to the thumb part 10 and including at least one outer sole 30. The winter glove 2 of the preferred embodiment of the present invention allows a user to perform more precise job using the thumb and the index finger.

FIG. 4 is a view illustrating the use of the winter gloves 1 and 2 according to the preferred embodiment and another preferred embodiment of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 4a, the user usually wears the winter glove 1 in which the index finger cap 40 is attached to the index finger part 10, and takes off the index finger cap 40 from the index finger part 10 when shooting using a gun.

Then, only the index finger part 10 having at least one insole 20 is exposed to the exterior and the user easily inserts the index finger into the trigger guard of the gun because the exposed part of the index finger part 10 is thinner than when wearing the index finger cap 40. Thus, the user can shoot without taking off the winter glove 1 while the user's hand is protected against the cold. The detached index finger cap 40 is temporarily putted into the pocket of an upper garment or trousers, and is attached to the index finger part 10 after finishing the shooting.

Moreover, as shown in FIG. 4b, when the precise job such as picking a thin object on the ground is required, the user detaches the index finger cap 40 and the thumb cap 60 of the winter glove 2 according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention and picks the thin object on the ground using the index finger part 10 and the thumb part 50 which become thin. At that time, the thumb cap 60 may be taken off if necessary.

Meanwhile, although not depicted in the drawings, in order to prevent the index finger cap 40 and the thumb cap 60 from being lost when the index finger cap 40 and the thumb cap 60 are detached, the winter glove may further include connection wires (not shown) for connecting the index finger cap 40 and the thumb cap 60 to the body 3.

As described above, according to the winter glove of the present invention, when shooting or performing precise job, since a user detaches only the finger cap provided to the index finger and/or the thumb of the winter glove and performs the corresponding job, the job can be easily performed while keeping warmth effect of the winter glove.

Although the preferred embodiments of the present invention have been disclosed for illustrative purposes, those skilled in the art will appreciate that various modifications additions and substitutions are possible, without departing from the scope and spirit of the invention as disclosed in the accompanying claims.