Title:
Glove structure
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A glove structure. The structure includes a rubber pad fixed on extremities of the fingers of any conventional soft glove. The pad can turn a glove with separated fingers into a webbed glove. Apart from being very handy when carrying things or as a swimming-aid among other functions, the glove structure is particularly useful to prevent a scuba diver from injury when his fingers scrape against corals.



Inventors:
Chiang, Yung-chin (Hsin Chu, TW)
Application Number:
10/728974
Publication Date:
06/09/2005
Filing Date:
12/08/2003
Assignee:
CHIANG YUNG-CHIN
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63B31/02; A63B71/14; A63B31/10; (IPC1-7): A63B31/10
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Primary Examiner:
VASUDEVA, AJAY
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BACON & THOMAS, PLLC (ALEXANDRIA, VA, US)
Claims:
1. A glove structure comprising: a rubber pad adhering to extremity of soft glovefingers; thereby turning the glove with separated fingers into a webbed hand, providing auxiliary function for swimming purpose.

Description:

BACKGROUNG OF THE INVENTION

a) Field of the Invention

The invention herein relates to a glove structure, more specifically to a soft glove wherein the fingers' front part is equipped with a rubber pad, thereby providing a webbed hand, which will be of help while swimming. Moreover, this improved glove, aside from being very handy when carrying things, is even more useful while swimming, preventing any finger-scraping and other functions.

b) Description of the Prior Art

On one hand, because most conventional soft gloves, such as surgical gloves, have several advantages such as convenience for handling or disposability, they are much appreciated by users. From the fact that conventional soft gloves are only worn on the palm of the hand, then they only have specific applications, surgery for instance, and are of no help for a swimmer.

On the other hand, gloves specifically dedicated to diving or scuba diving, are made of very thick material in order to prevent injuries from elements such as corals. Not only are they very expensive but such gloves can't be used for any other purpose too.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary objective of the invention herein is to provide a soft glove whereof the fingers' front part is equipped with a rubber pad, thereby turning the glove into a webbed hand, very similar to duck feet, gliding easily underwater, thereby providing great help to swimmers. Apart from being very handy for carrying things as well as being able to increase swimming speed, the invention herein can also be very useful for teaching swimming.

Another objective of the invention herein lies in the attached rubber pad and apply to scuba divers: apart from preventing the divers to graze their fingers against corals, the afore-mentioned pad can also protect the soft glove therein from tearing.

To enable a further understanding of the said objectives and the technological methods of the invention herein, the brief description of the drawings below is followed by the detailed description of the preferred embodiments.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a plan view of the invention herein.

FIG. 2 is an exploded drawing of the invention herein.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the invention herein mainly consists of a rubber pad 2 adhering to extremity of fingers of a soft glove 1, whereby the glove 1 with separated fingers is turned into a webbed hand 3, similar to a duck foot, making it very easy for the swimmer to glide in the water. Thus, not only does the invention herein increase the speed while swimming, but it prevents injuries against corals too when it is used by a scuba diver or a diver. Moreover, the glove therein is also protected from scratches against corals.

In conclusion, the invention herein makes it easy to carry things and can be used by both children and adults. On top of that, it can help a swimmer increase its speed and provide a (scuba) diver with a handy protective glove.

It is of course to be understood that the embodiments described herein are merely illustrative of the principles of the invention and that a wide variety of modifications thereto may be effected by persons skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the following claims.