Title:
Sewn gloves and manufacturing method thereof
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Sewn gloves and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. In the sewn gloves, a sewing line is removed from a palm part and an edge of the palm part so that the gloves and an object to be griped come into close contact with each other, thereby improving the wearing experience and functionality of the gloves.



Inventors:
Park, Chan-moon (Seoul, KR)
Application Number:
12/292417
Publication Date:
01/14/2010
Filing Date:
11/19/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
112/475.09, 2/159
International Classes:
A41D19/02; A41D19/00; D05B23/00
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Primary Examiner:
MORAN, KATHERINE M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CANTOR COLBURN LLP (Hartford, CT, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A method of manufacturing sewn gloves to be sewn along cutting patterns, the method comprising the steps of: forming a palm-forming section in a depressed form in a planar cutting member, the palm-forming section consisting of a palm part and a vertical edge part thereof; cutting the palm-forming section along a cutting line to form a palm-side cut portion; and sewing the palm-side cut portion and a planar back-side cut portion along a sewing line so as not to form sewing lines on the palm part and the edge thereof.

2. Sewn Gloves manufactured by the method of claim 1.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates, in general, to sewn gloves and a manufacturing method thereof and, more particularly, to sewn gloves in which a sewing line is removed from the palm part and an edge of the palm part to thereby improve wearing sensation and workability, and a manufacturing method thereof.

2. Description of the Related Art

Generally, gloves are classified into sewn and knit types according to the manufacturing method. Sewn gloves are manufactured by sewing the palm-side plate and the back-side plate together along their edge lines, whereas the knit gloves are integrally manufactured without forming a separate sewing line.

Here, while the knit gloves have reduced merchantability because of limitations in the use, material, and design thereof, the sewn gloves put emphasis on the wearing sensation, protective capabilities, mobile functioning or the like and can be used widely using various kinds of material as compared to the knit gloves.

Here, since the sewn gloves are manufactured by the process of cutting a material into patterns and sewing the patterns, sewing lines across the palm part and along edges of the palm part essentially exist.

Such sewing lines formed on the palm part and the edges thereof of the sewn gloves make a sewing margin protrude from an inner side of the gloves, causing various inconveniences to a user wearing the gloves.

The gloves may include gloves used for, e.g. playing golf, bicycling, working, motorcycle riding, playing baseball, training, driving, playing football, skiing and snowboarding, hunting, etc. When a user wears the gloves and holds or grips an object, because of the sewing margin provided on the palm part and the edges thereof as a result of the presence of the sewing line in the gloves, the user feels in the finger a sensation of being separated from the object and stress is placed on his palm and fingers, so that the wearing experience of the gloves deteriorates, continuously making the user feel fatigue in his hands, thereby reducing the functionality of the gloves.

Particularly, among the sewing lines along the edges of the palm part of the gloves, the sewing line provided on the tip of the finger of the gloves causes a user to suffer great inconvenience because the sewing margin comes into contact with the tip of a user's nail or finger, and it makes a user's sense of touch of an object dull when a user holds an object, hindering holding of the object and thereby reducing work productivity.

Despite these problems, these sewing lines across the palm part and the edges thereof of the gloves must exist. The reason for this will be described with reference to the cutting patterns of currently used sewn gloves as follows.

Examining the cutting patterns of the conventional gloves shown in FIG. 1, the reason is because the cutting patterns 1 to 6 all are cut in a planar form, and the planar cut members are sewn along cut lines thereof to thereby form sewing lines 10 and 11 on the palm part and the edges thereof of the gloves.

As such, when the wearer of the gloves holds or grips an object, the sewing lines 10 and 11 formed on the palm part and the edges thereof of the gloves cause the user to suffer stress or inconvenience, or make the user feel sensations of being separated, to thereby reduce the wearing experience of the gloves, thereby reducing the functionality of the gloves.

Meanwhile, as shown in FIG. 2, a glove structure disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 7,287,285 is constructed such that the cut member of the palm part extends and is sewn up to the cut member of the back part via the palm-side of the finger part, so as to prevent sewing lines from forming on tips of the finger parts.

However, it can be seen from the construction that a sewing line 10 still exists across the palm part of the gloves, and a sewing line 11 also exists along an edge of the palm part excluding the tip portions of the finger parts, which reduces the sense of touch between an object and the palm part or the edge thereof so as to render it not easy to grip an object.

Thus, a proposal has been made for sewing gloves and a manufacturing method thereof in which sewing lines to be formed on the palm part and an edge thereof which considerably take away from the wearing experience and functionality of the gloves are removed so that the palm part and the edge thereof become closer to an object to thereby improve the wearing experience and the functionality of the gloves.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly, the present invention has been made keeping in mind the above problems occurring in the related art, and the present invention is intended to propose sewn gloves and a manufacturing method thereof in which sewing lines to be formed on the palm part and a vertical edge thereof are removed to thereby improve the wearing experience and functionality of the gloves.

In order to achieve the above object, according to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of manufacturing sewn gloves to be sewn along cutting patterns, the method including the steps of forming a palm-forming section in a depressed form in a planar cutting member, the palm-forming section consisting of a palm part and a vertical edge part thereof, cutting the palm-forming section along a cutting line to form a palm-side cut portion, and sewing the palm-side cut portion and a back-side cut portion along a sewing line so as not to form sewing lines on the palm part and the edge thereof.

According to the present invention, the sewing lines on the palm part and the edge thereof are removed, so that the gloves and an object to be griped come into close contact with each other, thereby improving the wearing experience and functionality of the gloves.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The patent or application file contains at least one drawing executed in color. Copies of this patent or patent application publication with color drawings will be provided by the office upon request and payment of the necessary fee.

The above and other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will be more clearly understood from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIGS. 1 and 2 are views illustrating a cutting pattern structure and sewn gloves using the same according to the prior art;

FIG. 3 is a view illustrating a pattern structure of a finger cutting part of sewn gloves according to the present invention; and

FIG. 4 is a perspective view illustrating sewn gloves according to the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Reference will now be made in greater detail to a preferred embodiment of the invention, an example of which is illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

FIG. 3 is a view illustrating a pattern structure of a finger cutting part of sewn gloves according to the present invention, and FIG. 4 is a perspective view illustrating sewn gloves according to the present invention.

Generally, in the case of sewn gloves, a palm part thereof is composed of a relatively high strength and low elasticity material such as leather, composition leather (artificial suede), synthetic resin, rubber or the like, in order to protect the palm of the hand. However, when the gloves are manufactured using such a material, as set forth before, the gloves are only provided in a planar form.

On the contrary, according to the present invention, when cutting such a material having high strength and low elasticity so as to form a palm part of gloves, the whole of the palm part is shaped in 3-dimension at a certain pressure and temperature so that a sewing line deviates from the palm part and the edge part thereof and is located towards the back of the gloves.

That is, in an embodiment as illustrated in FIG. 3, before a palm-side cut portion 30 is cut from a cutting member 1, a palm-forming section 20 is first shaped in 3-dimensions.

In other words, a palm-forming mold (not shown) is hot-pressed into the planar cutting member 1 at a proper pressure and temperature, thereby providing the palm-forming section 20 in a depressed form.

Here, the palm-forming section 20 consists of a palm part 20-1 and a vertical edge part 20-2 thereof, the vertical edge part 20-2 forming a vertical curved face perpendicular to the palm part and having slightly larger height than an actual thickness of the hand.

A palm edge 22 is formed along a portion where the palm part 20-1 and the vertical edge part 20-2 thereof are brought into contact with each other, and a sewing line 21 is formed along a portion where the vertical edge part 20-2 of the palm-forming section 20 is brought into contact with the planar cutting member 1.

A cutting line 23 is formed outwards along the sewing line 21, and the palm-side cut portion 30 is formed in 3-dimensions by cutting along the cutting line.

Then, when the 3-dimensional palm-side cut portion 30 and a planar back-side cut portion (not shown) are sewn together along the sewing line 21, a portion between the cutting line 23 and the sewing line is provided in the gloves as a sewing margin.

Here, as illustrated in FIG. 4, it can be seen that the sewing line 21 moves towards the back of the gloves together with the sewing margin, and there is no sewing line on the palm-side cut portion 30 of the gloves.

Unlike conventional sewn gloves, the sewn gloves of the invention have no sewing line 10 or 11 across the palm part 20-1 or along the palm edge 22.

In brief, according to the present invention, the palm-forming section 20 is formed in 3-dimensions in the planar cutting member 1 such that the vertical edge part 20-2 substantially perpendicular to the palm part 20-1 is of a larger height than an actual thickness of the hand. Then, when the palm-side cut portion 30 is sewn with the planar back-side cut portion (not shown) along the sewing line 21, the sewing line 21 naturally moves towards the back of the gloves, thereby providing the gloves having no sewing line 21 on the palm part 20-1 and the palm edge 22.

Although preferred embodiments of the present invention have been described 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.