Title:
Hand Restraint Gloves
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A finger restraint glove prevents restrained individuals from using their hands and fingers in undesired ways. The gloves completely limit the ability of restrained individuals to use their hands and fingers by encapsulating their hands. The gloves contain straps and fastening elements, and can be used in conjunction with handcuffs and other wrist restraint devices.



Inventors:
Reed, Lee Andrew (Danville, IL, US)
Application Number:
14/734197
Publication Date:
12/10/2015
Filing Date:
06/09/2015
Assignee:
REED LEE ANDREW
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41F1/06; A41D19/00; A41F1/00; A44B11/26; A44B13/00
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Primary Examiner:
HALL, FORREST G
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ANTHONY D. PELLEGRINI RUDMAN WINCHELL (BANGOR, ME, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A hand restraint glove comprising: (a) a glove having a front of glove, a back of glove, a finger end, a wrist section, and an opening; (b) a plurality of horizontal straps having a fastener end and a free end; (c) a plurality of horizontal strap loops attached to said glove; (d) a plurality of horizontal strap fasteners attached to said fastener end; (e) a top vertical strap; (f) a top vertical strap clip; (g) a bottom vertical strap; and (h) a bottom vertical strap clip.

2. The hand restraint glove of claim 1 wherein said free end wraps around said glove through one of said plurality of horizontal strap loops to said front of glove and back to said back of glove; said free end attaches to one of said plurality of horizontal strap fasteners.

3. The hand restraint glove of claim 2 wherein said plurality of horizontal straps are permanently attached to said back of glove.

4. The hand restraint glove of claim 1 wherein one or more of said plurality of horizontal strap fasteners are slide fasteners.

5. The hand restraint glove of claim 1 wherein one or more of said plurality of horizontal strap fasteners are hook and loop fasteners.

6. The hand restraint glove of claim 1 wherein said top vertical strap is attached to said finger end; said bottom vertical strap is attached to said front of glove on said wrist section.

7. The hand restraint glove of claim 6 wherein said top vertical clip is attached to said top vertical strap; said bottom vertical clip is attached to said bottom vertical strap.

8. The hand restraint glove of claim 7 wherein said top vertical clip is a male parachute clip; bottom vertical clip is a female parachute clip; said male parachute clip being of size and shape to securely fasten within said female parachute clip.

12. Method of use of the hand restraint glove of claim 1 comprising putting a hand through said opening into said glove, wrapping said plurality of horizontal straps through said plurality of horizontal strap loops and around said glove, securing said plurality of horizontal straps by attaching to said plurality of horizontal strap fasteners, and attaching said top vertical clip to said bottom vertical clip by closing said hand into a fist.

13. Method of use of the hand restraint glove of claim 3 comprising putting a hand through said opening into said glove, wrapping said plurality of horizontal straps through said plurality of horizontal strap loops and around said glove, securing said plurality of horizontal straps by attaching to said plurality of horizontal strap fasteners, and attaching said top vertical clip to said bottom vertical clip by closing said hand into a fist.

14. Method of use of the hand restraint glove of claim 8 comprising putting a hand through said opening into said glove, wrapping said plurality of horizontal straps through said plurality of horizontal strap loops and around said glove, securing said plurality of horizontal straps by attaching to said plurality of horizontal strap fasteners, and attaching said top vertical clip to said bottom vertical clip by closing said hand into a fist.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This Application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/009,381, filed Jun. 9, 2014, which is hereby incorporated by reference.

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Not Applicable

PARTIES TO A JOINT RESEARCH AGREEMENT

Not Applicable

REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING, A TABLE, OR A COMPUTER PROGRAM LISTING COMPACT DISK APPENDIX

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The invention relates generally to a hand restraint device and in particular to hand restraint gloves. Personnel who work in the military, law enforcement, and the medical field may be required to restrain individuals with handcuffs and other wrist restraint device, for example while transporting prisoners, detainees, and medical patients. However, handcuffs and other wrist restraint device do not prevent restrained individuals from using their hands and fingers in undesired ways. Gloves are needed to prevent restrained individuals from picking up contraband, grabbing weapons, escaping out of their handcuffs or other wrist restraint device, or using their hands and fingers in other undesired ways. The hand restraint glove would resolve this problem.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly, the invention is directed to a hand restraint glove for preventing restrained individuals from using their hands and fingers in undesired ways. The gloves completely limit the ability of restrained individuals to use their hands and fingers by encapsulating their hands. The gloves contain straps and fastening elements, and can be used in conjunction with handcuffs and other wrist restraint devices.

Additional features and advantages of the invention will be set forth in the description which follows, and will be apparent from the description, or may be learned by practice of the invention. The foregoing general description and the following detailed description are exemplary and explanatory and are intended to provide further explanation of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

The accompanying drawing is included to provide a further understanding of the invention and is incorporated into and constitutes a part of the specification. It illustrates one embodiment of the invention and, together with the description, serves to explain the principles of the invention.

FIG. 1 is a top view of the back of the first exemplary embodiment in an open configuration, displaying the left glove 10, the right glove 11, first horizontal strap 12, the first horizontal strap loop 12A, the first horizontal strap fastener 12B, the second horizontal strap 13, the second horizontal strap loop 13A, the second horizontal strap fastener 13B, the third horizontal strap 14, the top vertical strap 15, the top vertical strap clip 16, the glove opening 19, the back of the glove 20, and the glove wrist 22.

FIG. 2 is a top view of the front of the first exemplary embodiment in an open configuration, displaying the left glove 10, the right glove 11, first horizontal strap 12, the first horizontal strap loop 12A, the second horizontal strap 13, the second horizontal strap loop 13A, the top vertical strap 15, the top vertical strap clip 16, the bottom vertical strap 17, the bottom vertical strap clip 18, the glove opening 19, the front of the glove 21, and a finger end 23.

FIG. 3 is a top view of the front of the first exemplary embodiment in a closed configuration, displaying the right glove 11, first horizontal strap 12, the first horizontal strap loop 12A, the second horizontal strap 13, the second horizontal strap loop 13A, the third horizontal strap 14, the top vertical strap 15, the top vertical strap clip 16, the bottom vertical strap 17, the bottom vertical strap clip 18, and the glove opening 19.

FIG. 4 is a top view of the back of the first exemplary embodiment in a closed configuration, displaying the right glove 11, first horizontal strap 12, the first horizontal strap loop 12A, the first horizontal strap fastener 12B, the second horizontal strap 13, the second horizontal strap loop 12A, the second horizontal strap fastener 12B, and the glove opening 19.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring now to the invention in more detail, the invention is a hand restraint glove for preventing restrained individuals from using their hands and fingers in undesired ways. The left glove 10 and right glove 11 are comprised of a vertical strap, plurality of horizontal straps, and a plurality of fasteners and clips.

In the first exemplary embodiment, there are three horizontal straps. The first horizontal strap 12 is permanently attached to the back of the glove 20. The first horizontal strap 12 wraps around to the front of the glove 21 through the first horizontal strap loop 12A and back to the back of the glove 20 where it attaches to the first horizontal strap fastener 12B. the first horizontal strap fastener 12B is a slide fastener but any strap fastener is contemplated. The second horizontal strap 13 is permanently attached to the back of the glove 20 below the first horizontal strap 12. The second horizontal strap 13 wraps around to the front of the glove 21 through the second horizontal strap loop 13A and back to the back of the glove 20 where it attaches to the second horizontal strap fastener 13B. The second horizontal strap fastener 13B is a slide fastener but any strap fastener is contemplated. The third horizontal strap 14 is permanently attached to the back of the glove 20 at the wrist of the glove 22. The third horizontal strap 14 wraps around to the front of the glove 21 and back to the back of the glove 20 where it attaches to the third horizontal strap 14 using hook and loop fasteners. The three horizontal straps are made of a flexible tear resistant material, such as nylon. Alternative embodiments may feature more or fewer horizontal straps and fastening elements.

A top vertical straps 15 is permanently attached to the finger end 23 and is permanently attached to a top vertical strap clip 16. A bottom vertical strap 17 is permanently attached to the glove wrist 22 on the front of the glove 21. The bottom vertical strap is permanently attached to a bottom vertical strap clip 18. The top vertical strap clip 16 and bottom vertical strap clip 18 are preferably the male and female parts of a parachute buckle but other means of fastening are contemplated. The vertical straps are made of a flexible tear resistant material, such as nylon.

The left glove 10 and right glove 11 are preferably made from a flexible abrasion resistant material such as leather.

Components, component sizes, and materials listed above are preferable, but artisans will recognize that alternate components and materials could be selected without altering the scope of the invention.

While the foregoing written description of the invention enables one of ordinary skill to make and use what is presently considered to be the best mode thereof, those of ordinary skill in the art will understand and appreciate the existence of variations, combinations, and equivalents of the specific embodiment, method, and examples herein. The invention should, therefore, not be limited by the above described embodiment, method, and examples, but by all embodiments and methods within the scope and spirit of the invention.