Title:
Glove Having Waterproof and Air Permeable Functions
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A glove includes a waterproof film, an inner substrate layer mounted on a first face of the waterproof film, and an outer substrate layer mounted on a second face of the waterproof film. Thus, the waterproof film has a waterproof function, and each of the inner substrate layer and the outer substrate layer has an air permeable function, so that the glove has waterproof and air permeable functions to enhance the versatility of the glove.



Inventors:
Tsai, Sung-po (Sihu Township, TW)
Application Number:
12/203342
Publication Date:
03/04/2010
Filing Date:
09/03/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/167, 2/168
International Classes:
A41D19/015; A41D19/00
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Primary Examiner:
TOMPKINS, ALISSA JILL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Mayer & Williams, P.C. (Morristown, NJ, US)
Claims:
1. A glove, comprising: a waterproof film; an inner substrate layer mounted on a first face of the waterproof film; an outer substrate layer mounted on a second face of the waterproof film.

2. The glove of claim 1, wherein the waterproof film is made of a waterproof material selected from PU (polyurethane), TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) and PTFE (polytetra fluoro ethylene).

3. The glove of claim 1, wherein the inner substrate layer is made of a cloth.

4. The glove of claim 1, wherein the outer substrate layer is made of a cloth.

5. The glove of claim 1, wherein the waterproof film is sandwiched between the inner substrate layer and the outer substrate layer.

6. The glove of claim 1, wherein the waterproof film has a waterproof function; each of the inner substrate layer and the outer substrate layer has an air permeable function.

7. The glove of claim 1, wherein the inner substrate layer has a smooth inner surface; the outer substrate layer has coarse outer surface.

8. The glove of claim 1, further comprising: a rubber or plastic layer mounted on an outer surface of the outer substrate layer.

9. The glove of claim 8, wherein the waterproof film and the outer substrate layer are sandwiched between the inner substrate layer and the rubber or plastic layer.

10. The glove of claim 1, further comprising: a moisture gel mounted on an inner surface of the inner substrate layer to protect the user's hand.

11. The glove of claim 10, wherein the waterproof film and the inner substrate layer are sandwiched between the moisture gel and the outer substrate layer.

12. The glove of claim 1, further comprising: a rubber or plastic layer mounted on an outer surface of the outer substrate layer; a moisture gel mounted on an inner surface of the inner substrate layer.

13. The glove of claim 12, wherein the waterproof film, the inner substrate layer and the outer substrate layer are sandwiched between the moisture gel and the rubber or plastic layer.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a glove and, more particularly, to a glove that covers a user's one hand and fingers.

2. Description of the Related Art

A conventional glove is made of plastic or rubber to have a waterproof function to prevent a user's hand from directly contacting the water. However, the glove made of plastic or rubber has a poor air permeable feature and has a coarse inner surface, so that the user easily feels wet and hot on his hand, thereby easily causing an uncomfortable sensation to the user. Another conventional glove is made of cloth to have an air permeable function to provide a comfortable sensation to the user. However, the glove made of cloth does not have a waterproof function, so that the water easily infiltrates through the glove to wet the user's hand, thereby decreasing the versatility of the glove.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a glove, comprising a waterproof film, an inner substrate layer mounted on a first face of the waterproof film, and an outer substrate layer mounted on a second face of the waterproof film.

Preferably, the waterproof film is made of a waterproof material selected from PU (polyurethane), TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) and PTFE (polytetra fluoro ethylene).

Preferably, the inner substrate layer is made of a cloth.

Preferably, the outer substrate layer is made of a cloth.

The glove further comprises a rubber or plastic layer mounted on an outer surface of the outer substrate layer.

The glove further comprises a moisture gel mounted on an inner surface of the inner substrate layer to protect the user's hand.

The glove further comprises a rubber or plastic layer mounted on an outer surface of the outer substrate layer, and a moisture gel mounted on an inner surface of the inner substrate layer.

The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a glove having waterproof and air permeable functions.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide a glove, wherein the waterproof film has a waterproof function, and each of the inner substrate layer and the outer substrate layer has an air permeable function, so that the glove has waterproof and air permeable functions to enhance the versatility of the glove.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide a glove, wherein the inner substrate layer has a smooth inner surface abutting a user's fingers to provide a comfortable sensation to the user, and the outer substrate layer has coarse outer surface to facilitate the user holding the glove.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide a glove, wherein the rubber or plastic layer is mounted on the outer surface of the outer substrate layer to provide a waterproof effect.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide a glove, wherein the moisture gel is mounted on the inner surface of the inner substrate layer to protect the user's hand.

Further benefits and advantages of the present invention will become apparent after a careful reading of the detailed description with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING(S)

FIG. 1 is a front cross-sectional view of a glove in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a locally enlarged view of the glove as shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a front cross-sectional view of a glove in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a locally enlarged view of the glove as shown in FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 is a front cross-sectional view of a glove in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a locally enlarged view of the glove as shown in FIG. 5.

FIG. 7 is a front cross-sectional view of a glove in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 8 is a locally enlarged view of the glove as shown in FIG. 7.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to the drawings and initially to FIGS. 1 and 2, a glove 10 in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a waterproof film 11, an inner substrate layer 12 mounted on a first face of the waterproof film 11, and an outer substrate layer 13 mounted on a second face of the waterproof film 11. Thus, the waterproof film 11 is sandwiched between the inner substrate layer 12 and the outer substrate layer 13. The waterproof film 11 is made of a waterproof material, such as PU (polyurethane), TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), PTFE (polytetra fluoro ethylene) and the like. The inner substrate layer 12 is made of an air permeable material, such as a cloth and the like. The outer substrate layer 13 is made of an air permeable material, such as a cloth and the like.

In fabrication of the glove 10, the waterproof film 11 is sandwiched between the inner substrate layer 12 and the outer substrate layer 13 to form a substrate. Then, the substrate formed by the waterproof film 11, the inner substrate layer 12 and the outer substrate layer 13 is heat pressed or sewn to have an entrance 30 and a plurality of finger portions 20 so as to form the glove 10.

In such a manner, the waterproof film 11 has a waterproof function, and each of the inner substrate layer 12 and the outer substrate layer 13 has an air permeable function, so that the glove 10 has waterproof and air permeable functions to enhance the versatility of the glove 10. In addition, the inner substrate layer 12 has a smooth inner surface 120 abutting a user's fingers to provide a comfortable sensation to the user, and the outer substrate layer 13 has coarse outer surface 130 to facilitate the user holding the glove 10.

Referring to FIGS. 3 and 4, the glove 10a in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention further comprises a rubber or plastic layer 14 mounted on the outer surface 130 of the outer substrate layer 13 to provide a waterproof effect. Thus, the waterproof film 11 and the outer substrate layer 13 are sandwiched between the inner substrate layer 12 and the rubber or plastic layer 14.

Referring to FIGS. 5 and 6, the glove 10b in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention further comprises a moisture gel 15 mounted on the inner surface 120 of the inner substrate layer 12 to protect the user's hand. Thus, the waterproof film 11 and the inner substrate layer 12 are sandwiched between the moisture gel 15 and the outer substrate layer 13.

Referring to FIGS. 7 and 8, the glove 10c in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention further comprises a rubber or plastic layer 14 mounted on the outer surface 130 of the outer substrate layer 13, and a moisture gel 15 mounted on the inner surface 120 of the inner substrate layer 12. Thus, the waterproof film 11, the inner substrate layer 12 and the outer substrate layer 13 are sandwiched between the moisture gel 15 and the rubber or plastic layer 14.

Accordingly, the waterproof film 11 has a waterproof function, and each of the inner substrate layer 12 and the outer substrate layer 13 has an air permeable function, so that the glove 10 has waterproof and air permeable functions to enhance the versatility of the glove 10. In addition, the inner substrate layer 12 has a smooth inner surface 120 abutting a user's fingers to provide a comfortable sensation to the user, and the outer substrate layer 13 has coarse outer surface 130 to facilitate the user holding the glove 10. Further, the rubber or plastic layer 14 is mounted on the outer surface 130 of the outer substrate layer 13 to provide a waterproof effect. Further, the moisture gel 15 is mounted on the inner surface 120 of the inner substrate layer 12 to protect the user's hand.

Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment(s) as mentioned above, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the scope of the present invention. It is, therefore, contemplated that the appended claim or claims will cover such modifications and variations that fall within the true scope of the invention.