Title:
SPORT GLOVES
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Sport gloves are disclosed, which comprise a thumb insertion part and an index finger insertion part which are separated for independently inserting a thumb and an index finger, respectively; and an integrated insertion part for inserting the remaining three fingers together. The sport gloves make it possible to enhance a gripping force when a user wears gloves for gripping a stick or a rod shape member which is used for an exercise such as golf, ski, hockey, steel rod or something while preventing uneasy gripping between the neighboring fingers and slippery.



Inventors:
Rhee, Jae-woong (Seoul, KR)
Application Number:
12/138222
Publication Date:
07/23/2009
Filing Date:
06/12/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/163, 2/161.1
International Classes:
A41D19/00
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Primary Examiner:
HADEN, SALLY CLINE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BIRCH, STEWART, KOLASCH & BIRCH, LLP (FALLS CHURCH, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. In gloves used during an exercise, sport gloves, comprising: a thumb insertion part and an index finger insertion part which are separated for independently inserting a thumb and an index finger, respectively; and an integrated insertion part for inserting the remaining three fingers together.

2. In gloves used during an exercise, sport gloves, comprising: a thumb insertion part, an index finger insertion part and a little finger insertion part which are separated for independently inserting a thumb, an index finger and a little finger, respectively; and an integrated insertion part for inserting the remaining middle finger and a ring finger together.

3. In gloves used during an exercise, sport gloves, comprising: a thumb insertion part, an index finger insertion part and a middle insertion part which are separated for independently inserting a thumb, an index finger and a middle finger, respectively; and an integrated insertion part for inserting the remaining ring finger and a little finger together.

4. In gloves used during an exercise, sport gloves, comprising: a thumb insertion part for independently inserting a thumb; a first integrated insertion part for inserting an index finger and a middle finger together; and a second integrated insertion part for inserting a ring finger and a little finger together while being separated from the first integrated insertion part.

5. The gloves of one among claims 1 through 4, wherein an end of the integrated insertion part is divided for independently accommodating a first knuckle of a corresponding finger inserted.

Description:

TECHNICAL FIELD

The present invention relates to gloves which are used during an exercise, and in particular to sport gloves which can be conveniently used when gripping a certain rod shaped member or a stick which is used as instrument of exercise such as golf, hockey, baseball, ski, weight lifting, ice hockey or something.

BACKGROUND ART

Generally, a golf club is used as a means for playing golf. The golf club is formed of a stick for gripping with hands. The grip of the stick is stably gripped and held with both hands.

Gloves are generally used for more reliably gripping a golf club not using bare hands so as to protect hands. It is known that the gloves are usually used for ski, ice hockey or something including golf. In this case, the gloves 51 are formed of five separate finger insertion portions 52, 53, 54, 55 and 56, so a user can insert his fiver fingers into the finger insertion portions.

When a user does not have any problems when the user's hands are unfolded, but when the user grips the stick part of the golf club using the hands with gloves, it is disadvantageous that the following problems occur.

Since the finger insertion portions 52 to 56 surround the outer surfaces of each finger at 360°, when the stick part of the golf club are gripped with the fingers in a ring shape, the inner side of the palm of the hand is most folded, and the outer side of the palm of the same is expanded while receiving a tensional force. At this time, since both the sides of each finger are most folded along with the inner side (in particular, when gripping the rod member, the portions between the second and third knuckles of all fingers are most folded nearly at 90°), a recovery elastic force is generated, so the force is applied in a direction that the gripped hands are unfolded, which leads to weakening the gripping force of the hands. Since friction occurs between the neighboring fingers due to cloth, it feels uneasiness and slippery like another substance, and the user might feel weak gripping force.

DISCLOSURE OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide sport gloves which overcome the problems encountered in the conventional art.

It is another object of the present invention to provide sport gloves which make it possible to enhance a gripping force when a user wears gloves for gripping a stick or a rod shape member which is used for an exercise such as golf, ski, hockey, steel rod or something while preventing uneasy gripping between the neighboring fingers and slippery.

To achieve the above objects, in gloves used during an exercise, there are provided sport gloves which comprise a thumb insertion part and an index finger insertion part which are separated for independently inserting a thumb and an index finger, respectively; and an integrated insertion part for inserting the remaining three fingers together.

In gloves used during an exercise, there are provided sport gloves which comprise a thumb insertion part, an index finger insertion part and a little finger insertion part which are separated for independently inserting a thumb, an index finger and a little finger, respectively; and an integrated insertion part for inserting the remaining middle finger and a ring finger together.

In gloves used during an exercise, there are provided sport gloves which comprise a thumb insertion part, an index finger insertion part and a middle insertion part which are separated for independently inserting a thumb, an index finger and a middle finger, respectively; and an integrated insertion part for inserting the remaining ring finger and a little finger together.

In gloves used during an exercise, there are provided sport gloves which comprise a thumb insertion part for independently inserting a thumb; a first integrated insertion part for inserting an index finger and a middle finger together; and a second integrated insertion part for inserting a ring finger and a little finger together while being separated from the first integrated insertion part.

An end of the integrated insertion part is divided for independently accommodating a first knuckle of a corresponding finger inserted.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will become better understood with reference to the accompanying drawings which are given only by way of illustration and thus are not limitative of the present invention, wherein;

FIG. 1 is a view illustrating sport gloves according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a view illustrating sport gloves according to a second embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a view illustrating sport gloves according to a third embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a view illustrating sport gloves according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a view illustrating a modified example of sport gloves according to the present invention; and

FIG. 6 is a view illustrating conventional gloves.

MODES FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION

The preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

FIG. 1 is a view illustrating sport gloves according to a first embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 2 is a view illustrating sport gloves according to a second embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 3 is a view illustrating sport gloves according to a third embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a view illustrating sport gloves according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 5 is a view illustrating a modified example of sport gloves according to the present invention.

As shown in FIG. 1, the glove 1 includes a thumb insertion part 2 and an index finger insertion part 3 for separately inputting a thumb and an index finger, respectively. An integrated insertion part 4 is provided for together inserting the remaining three fingers, namely, a middle finger, a little finger, and a ring finger.

With the above construction, a thumb and an index finger can move freely, but the remaining three fingers can move together. It is preferred that the remaining three fingers can move a bit in the integrated insertion part 4 having a relatively wider space.

As shown in FIG. 2, the glove 11 includes a thumb insertion part 12, an index insertion part 13 and a little finger insertion part 14 for separately inserting a thumb, an index finger, and a little finger, respectively. The remaining two fingers, namely, a middle finger and a ring finger are together inserted into an integrated insertion part 15.

With the above construction, a thumb, an index finger and a little finger can move freely, but the remaining two fingers, namely, a middle finger and a ring finger, are inserted together into the integrated insertion part 15 and can move together. It is preferred that the remaining two fingers can independently move a bit in the integrated insertion part 15 having a relatively wider space.

As shown in FIG. 3, the glove 21 includes a thumb insertion part 22, an index insertion part 23 and a middle finger insertion part 24 for separately inserting a thumb, an index finger, and a middle finger, respectively. The remaining two fingers, namely a little finger and a ring finger are together inserted into an integrated insertion part 25.

With the above construction, a thumb, an index finger and a middle finger can move freely, but the remaining two fingers are inserted together into the integrated insertion part 25 having a wider space and can independently move, and their movements are adjustable.

As shown in FIG. 4, the glove 31 includes a thumb insertion part 32 for inserting a thumb, a first integrated insertion part 33 for inserting an index finger and a middle finger together, and a second integrated insertion part 34, which is separated from the first integrated insertion part 33, for inserting a ring finger and a little finger together. With the above construction, a second finger and a third finger can move at least freely in the first integrated insertion part 33 and preferably can move at least independently, and a fourth finger and a fifth finger can move at least freely in the second integrated insertion part 34 and preferably can move at least independently.

In the glove 41 of FIG. 5, an end knuckle receiving part 42 is formed at an end of each integrated insertion part 4, 15, 25, 33 and 34 by separating the fingers for independently inserting an end knuckle S corresponding to the first or second knuckle of the finger (indicated by the dotted line), so the end knuckle receiving part 42 might have the same function as the integrated insertion part while enhancing a free movement of each finger knuckle which largely influences a gripping force.

In case of the glove 1, 11, 21, 31 and 31 according to the present invention, when it is used for golf, the golf club is gripped with two fingers being combined with each other, so the glove 1 of FIG. 1 might be used as a left hand glove, and the glove 11 of FIG. 2 is used as a right hand glove. So, the above pair of gloves can be well adapted as golf gloves.

The index finger insertion part 3 of the left hand glove 1 and the little finger insertion part 14 of the right hand glove 11 are separated from the integrated insertion part 4, 15, respectively, so two fingers are crossed and combined for thereby reliably gripping the golf club. In the integrated insertion part 4, 15 which concurrently accommodates multiple fingers together, a gripping force is more strongly applied since an elastic recovery force applied for unfolding the gripped fingers when the golf club is gripped as compared when independently forming finger insertion parts. Since a smooth human body tissue is disposed between the fingers, slippery occurs less, and it feels good, and a foreign substance feeling is decreased. As shown in FIG. 5, a desired free movement of an end knuckle of a finger is obtained by separating the ends of the integrated insertion parts 4 and 15, which leads to enhancing a gripping force.

In the baseball, when a user grips a baseball bat, the glove 31 of FIG. 4 or the glove 11 of FIG. 2 or a glove in which four fingers are integrated except the thumb might be used for thereby more conveniently gripping the baseball bat.

As described above, it should be appreciated that an integrated insertion part for inserting multiple fingers is formed in a glove. A user can select a certain glove proper for a corresponding exercise. So, a gripping force of a rod shaped member or a stick, which is exercise instrument, can be enhanced, and a foreign substance feeling is avoided. A proper glove might be selected and used depending on the type of exercise. When the ends of the integrated insertion part are separated, the finger knuckles can be freely moved for thereby enhancing a gripping force.

As the present invention may be embodied in several forms without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof, it should also be understood that the above-described examples are not limited by any of the details of the foregoing description, unless otherwise specified, but rather should be construed broadly within its spirit and scope as defined in the appended claims, and therefore all changes and modifications that fall within the meets and bounds of the claims, or equivalences of such meets and bounds are therefore intended to be embraced by the appended claims.