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Title:
Glove for sports
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A glove for sports has a hollow main body that covers the palm and back of a user's hand and a hand opening through which the hand of the user passes, tubular finger portions, which are adapted to partially surround the user's fingers, extending from the main body, and a removal device that facilitates removal of the glove from the user's hand. The removal device includes one or more straps that are attached to various combinations of positions at and near the tubular finger portions. The straps form rings into which a user's fingers can be inserted. Anti-slip pads are provided on the main body and tubular finger portions.


Inventors:
Huh, Sang Gu (Seoul, KR)
Application Number:
11/514795
Publication Date:
10/04/2007
Filing Date:
09/01/2006
Assignee:
Jinsung Kim
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41D19/00
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Park, Law Firm (3255 WILSHIRE BLVD, SUITE 1110, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90010, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A glove for sports comprising: a) a hollow main body; b) a tubular thumb portion which is adapted to partially surround the thumb of a user, wherein the tubular thumb portion is extended from the main body and comprises a thumb opening at its free end; c) a tubular index finger portion which is adapted to partially surround the index finger of the user, wherein the tubular index finger portion is extended from the main body and comprises an index finger opening at its free end; d) a tubular middle finger portion which is adapted to partially surround the middle finger of the user, wherein the tubular middle finger portion is extended from the main body and comprises a middle finger opening at its free end; e) a tubular ring finger portion which is adapted to partially surround the ring finger of the user, wherein the tubular ring finger portion is extended from the main body and comprises a ring finger opening at its free end; f) a tubular little finger portion which is adapted to partially surround the little finger of a user, wherein the tubular little finger portion is extended from the main body and comprises a little finger opening at its free end; and g) a removal device that facilitates removal of the glove from the user's hand, wherein the removal device comprises one or more removal straps attached to the glove; wherein the main body comprises a hand opening that is provided opposite to the tubular portions, through which the hand of the user passes, a palm covering portion that is adapted to cover the palm of the user's hand, and a back covering portion that is adapted to cover the back of the user's hand.

2. The glove of claim 1, wherein the removal device comprises a first strap that is provided between the tubular index finger portion and the tubular middle finger portion and forming a first ring.

3. The glove of claim 2, wherein the removal device further comprises a second strap that is provided between the tubular ring finger portion and the tubular little finger portion and forming a second ring.

4. The glove of claim 3, wherein the removal device further comprises a third strap that is provided between the tubular middle finger portion and the tubular ring finger portion and forming a third ring.

5. The glove of claim 4, wherein the rings are positioned substantially parallel with the palm covering portion and back covering portion of the main body.

6. The glove of claim 5, wherein the rings protrude beyond the free ends of the tubular middle finger portion and the tubular ring finger portion.

7. The glove of claim 6, further comprising one or more anti-slip pad attached to the palm covering portion and to the tubular finger portions.

8. The glove of claim 1, wherein the removal device comprises a strap that comprises two ends attached to the back covering portion, wherein the ends of the strap are positioned near the tubular finger portions.

9. The glove of claim 8, further comprising one or more anti-slip pad attached to the palm covering portion and to the tubular finger portions.

10. The glove of claim 1, wherein the removal device comprises a strap that comprises a first end attached to the tubular middle finger portion and a second end attached to the tubular ring finger portion.

11. The glove of claim 10, further comprising one or more anti-slip pad attached to the palm covering portion and to the tubular finger portions.

12. The glove of claim 1, wherein the removal device comprises a first strap that is provided on the back covering portion and below the tubular middle finger portion, wherein the first strap forms a first half ring.

13. The glove of claim 12, wherein the removal device further comprises a second strap that is provided on the back covering portion and below the tubular ring finger portion, wherein the second strap forms a second half ring.

14. The glove of claim 3, wherein the removal device further comprises a third strap that is provided on the back covering portion and below the little ring finger portion, wherein the third strap forms a third half ring.

15. The glove of claim 14, further comprising one or more anti-slip pad attached to the palm covering portion and to the tubular finger portions.

16. The glove of claim 1, wherein the tubular thumb portion comprises a thumb opening at its free end, wherein the tubular index finger portion comprises an index finger opening at its free end, wherein the tubular middle finger portion comprises a middle finger opening at its free end, wherein the tubular ring finger portion comprises a ring finger opening at its free end, wherein the tubular little finger portion comprises a little finger opening at its free end.

17. The glove of claim 16, wherein the removal device comprises a first grip portion that is extended from the tubular middle finger portion beyond the middle finger opening, wherein the first grip portion comprises a piece of sheet, wherein the end of the first grip portion is rounded.

18. The glove of claim 17, wherein the removal device further comprises a second grip portion that is extended from the tubular ring finger portion beyond the ring finger opening, wherein the second grip portion comprises a piece of sheet, wherein the end of the second grip portion is rounded.

Description:

CLAIMING FOREIGN PRIORITY

The applicant claims and requests a foreign priority, through the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industry Property, based on a patent application filed in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) with the filing date of Mar. 20, 2006, with the patent application number 20-2006-0007406, by the applicant, the disclosure of which is incorporate by reference as if fully set forth herein. (See the attached Declaration).

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a glove for sports. More particularly, this invention relates to a glove for sports capable of facilitating wearer's pulling off by providing a removal device that facilitates removal of the glove from the user's hand.

Generally, gloves are used to keep user's hand warm or to protect user's hand, and have other functions depending on the use of the gloves.

Among gloves, gloves for sports has a anti sliding pad on the palm covering portion of the gloves to prevent sliding of equipment used in exercise, and has open tubular finger portions that expose upper portions of fingers for sports, which use fingers, including bowling, fishing or fitness. FIG. 1 shows an example of gloves for sports by prior art. The glove has a main body 1, a finger-covering portion 7, and an opening 8. The finger covering portion 7 includes a tubular thumb portion 2, a tubular index finger portion 3, a tubular middle finger portion 4, a tubular ring finger portion 5, and a tubular little finger portion 6. The tubular finger portions merge into the main body 1, and the opening 8 is provided opposite to the finger-covering portion 7.

A disadvantage of conventional gloves for sports is that it is hard to take off due to sweat perspired during exercise. The difficulty is worse for gloves having open tubular finger portions since there are no end portions to hold. In order to take off the gloves, a user suffers inconvenience of pulling the opening of the main body. Sometimes excessive force breaks a sewing line of the glove.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention contrives to solve the disadvantages of the prior art.

An objective of the invention is to provide gloves for sports that facilitate taking off thereof by a user.

In order to achieve the above objective, the present invention provides a glove for sports that includes a hollow main body, a tubular thumb portion which is adapted to partially surround the thumb of a user and is extended from the main body and includes a thumb opening at its free end, a tubular index finger portion which is adapted to partially surround the index finger of the user and is extended from the main body and includes an index finger opening at its free end, a tubular middle finger portion which is adapted to partially surround the middle finger of the user and is extended from the main body and includes a middle finger opening at its free end, a tubular ring finger portion which is adapted to partially surround the ring finger of the user and is extended from the main body and includes a ring finger opening at its free end, a tubular little finger portion which is adapted to partially surround the little finger of a user and is extended from the main body and includes a little finger opening at its free end, and a removal device that facilitates removal of the glove from the user's hand. The removal device includes one or more removal straps attached to the glove. The main body includes a hand opening that is provided opposite to the tubular portions, through which the hand of the user passes, a palm covering portion that is adapted to cover the palm of the user's hand, and a back covering portion that is adapted to cover the back of the user's hand. The glove further includes one or more anti-slip pad attached to the palm covering portion and to the tubular finger portions.

In one embodiment, the removal device includes a first strap that is provided between the tubular index finger portion and the tubular middle finger portion and forming a first ring, a second strap that is provided between the tubular ring finger portion and the tubular little finger portion and forming a second ring, and a third strap that is provided between the tubular middle finger portion and the tubular ring finger portion and forming a third ring. The rings are positioned substantially parallel with the palm covering portion and back covering portion of the main body. The rings protrude beyond the free ends of the tubular middle finger portion and the tubular ring finger portion.

In another embodiment, the removal device includes a strap that includes two ends attached to the back covering portion. The ends of the strap are positioned near the tubular finger portions.

In still another embodiment, the removal device includes a strap that includes a first end attached to the tubular middle finger portion and a second end attached to the tubular ring finger portion.

In still another embodiment, the removal device includes a first strap that is provided on the back covering portion and below the tubular middle finger portion and forms a first half ring, a second strap that is provided on the back covering portion and below the tubular ring finger portion and forms a second half ring, and a third strap that is provided on the back covering portion and below the little ring finger portion and forms a third half ring.

In still another embodiment, the removal device includes a first grip portion that is extended from the tubular middle finger portion beyond the middle finger opening and a second grip portion that is extended from the tubular ring finger portion beyond the ring finger opening. The grip portions are made of a piece of sheet and the ends of the grip portions are rounded.

With the above construction, it is possible to take off wet gloves conveniently and with little force, and the damage of the glove is prevented.

Although the present invention is briefly summarized, the fuller understanding of the invention can be obtained by the following drawings, detailed description and appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

These and other features, aspects and advantages of the present invention will become better understood with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing a glove for sports by prior art;

FIG. 2 is a front elevation view of a glove for sports by a first embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 3 is a rear elevation view of the glove;

FIG. 4 is a front elevation view of a glove for sports by a second embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 5 is a rear elevation view of the glove;

FIG. 6 is a front elevation view of a glove for sports by a third embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 7 is a rear elevation view of the glove;

FIG. 8 is a front elevation view of a glove for sports by a fourth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 9 is a rear elevation view of the glove;

FIG. 10 is a front elevation view of a glove for sports by a fifth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 11 is a rear elevation view of the glove;

FIG. 12 is a front elevation view of a glove for sports by a sixth embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 13 is a rear elevation view of the glove; and

FIG. 14 is a perspective view showing how the glove for sports is taken off.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

FIGS. 2 and 3 show a glove 10 for sports that is provided by a first embodiment of the present invention. The glove 10 includes a hollow main body 12, a tubular thumb portion 14 which is adapted to partially surround the thumb of a user and is extended from the main body 12 and includes a thumb opening 16 at its free end, a tubular index finger portion 18 which is adapted to partially surround the index finger of the user and is extended from the main body 12 and includes an index finger opening 20 at its free end, a tubular middle finger portion 22 which is adapted to partially surround the middle finger of the user and is extended from the main body 12 and includes a middle finger opening 24 at its free end, a tubular ring finger portion 26 which is adapted to partially surround the ring finger of the user and is extended from the main body 12 and includes a ring finger opening 28 at its free end, a tubular little finger portion 30 which is adapted to partially surround the little finger of a user and is extended from the main body 12 and includes a little finger opening 32 at its free end, and a removal device 34 that facilitates removal of the glove 10 from the user's hand.

The removal device 34 includes one or more removal straps 36 attached to the glove 10. The main body 12 includes an hand opening 38 that is provided opposite to the tubular portions, through which the hand of the user passes, a palm covering portion 40 that is adapted to cover the palm of the user's hand, and a back covering portion 42 that is adapted to cover the back of the user's hand. The glove 10 further includes one or more anti-slip pad 43 attached to the palm covering portion 40 and to the tubular finger portions 14, 18, 22, 26 and 30.

The removal device 34 includes a first strap 46 that is provided between the tubular index finger portion 18 and the tubular middle finger portion 22 and forming a first ring 48, a second strap 50 that is provided between the tubular ring finger portion 26 and the tubular little finger portion 30 and forming a second ring 52.

In a second embodiment shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, the removal device 34 further includes a third strap 54 that is provided between the tubular middle finger portion 22 and the tubular ring finger portion 26 and forming a third ring 56.

In FIGS. 2-5, the rings 48, 52, and 56 are positioned substantially parallel with the palm covering portion 40 and back covering portion 42 of the main body 12. The rings 48, 52, and 56 protrude beyond the free ends of the tubular middle finger portion 22 and the tubular ring finger portion 26.

In a third embodiment shown in FIGS. 6 and 7, the removal device 34 includes a strap 58 that includes two ends 60 attached to the back covering portion 42. The ends 60 of the strap 58 are positioned near the tubular finger portions.

In a fourth embodiment shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, the removal device 34 includes a strap 62 that includes a first end 64 attached to the tubular middle finger portion 22 and a second end 66 attached to the tubular ring finger portion 26.

In a fifth embodiment shown in FIGS. 10 and 11, the removal device 34 includes a first strap 68 that is provided on the back covering portion 42 and below the tubular middle finger portion 22 and forms a first half ring 70, a second strap 72 that is provided on the back covering portion 42 and below the tubular ring finger portion 26 and forms a second half ring 74, and a third strap 76 that is provided on the back covering portion 42 and below the little ring finger portion 30 and forms a third half ring 78.

In a sixth embodiment shown in FIGS. 12 and 13, the removal device 34 includes a first grip portion 80 that is extended from the tubular middle finger portion 22 beyond the middle finger opening 24 and a second grip portion 26 that is extended from the tubular ring finger portion 26 beyond the ring finger opening 28. The grip portions 80, 82 are made of a piece of sheet and the ends of the grip portions are rounded.

FIG. 14 shows how the removal device 34 is used to take off the glove 10 from a user's hand. In order to take off the glove 10 from one hand of the user, the user inserts fingers of the other hand into the removal device 34 and pulls the removal device 34.

While the invention has been shown and described with reference to different embodiments thereof, it will be appreciated by those skilled in the art that variations in form, detail, compositions and operation may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined by the accompanying claims.