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Publication numberUS20050229285 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/640,772
Publication dateOct 20, 2005
Filing dateAug 15, 2003
Priority dateAug 15, 2003
Publication number10640772, 640772, US 2005/0229285 A1, US 2005/229285 A1, US 20050229285 A1, US 20050229285A1, US 2005229285 A1, US 2005229285A1, US-A1-20050229285, US-A1-2005229285, US2005/0229285A1, US2005/229285A1, US20050229285 A1, US20050229285A1, US2005229285 A1, US2005229285A1
InventorsPaul Chung
Original AssigneeChung Paul H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf glove with action/anti-action device
US 20050229285 A1
Abstract
A golf glove for increasing the flying distance of golf ball has an insert that provide a repulsion forces to the grip of a golf club when the head of the club impacts a golf ball. The insert is made of synthetic elastomer such as polyurethane, silicon rubber, EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate copolymer, EMA (Ethylene Methyl Acetate copolymer), or EAA (Ethylene Acrylic Acetate copolymer). The insert has a planar shape that fits to the concave inner surface of human palm. The insert is firmly attached to the inner surface of the palm side of a golf glove.
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Claims(6)
1. An insert for golf glove, which is made of synthetic elastomer and attached inside of a palm side of a golf glove with synthesized glue, is formed as a “boomerang” having plurality of holes developed through the insert and one surface of the insert is flat and the other surface is rounded to fit with the surface of a player's concave part of the palm.
2. An insert for golf glove, which is made of poly urethane and attached inside of a palm side of a golf glove with synthesized glue, is formed as a “boomerang” having plurality of holes developed through the insert and one surface of the insert is flat and the other surface is rounded to fit with the surface of a player's concave part of the palm.
3. An insert for golf glove, which is made of silion rubber and attached inside of a palm side of a golf glove with synthesized glue, is formed as a “boomerang” having plurality of holes developed through the insert and one surface of the insert is flat and the other surface is rounded to fit with the surface of a player's concave part of the palm.
4. An insert for golf glove, which is made of EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate copolymer) and attached inside of a palm side of a golf glove with synthesized glue, is formed as a “boomerang” having plurality of holes developed through the insert and one surface of the insert is flat and the other surface is rounded to fit with the surface of a player's concave part of the palm.
5. An insert for golf glove, which is made of EMA (Ethylene Methyl Acetate copolymer) and attached inside of a palm side of a golf glove with synthesized glue, is formed as a “boomerang” having plurality of holes developed through the insert and one surface of the insert is flat and the other surface is rounded to fit with the surface of a player's concave part of the palm.
6. An insert for golf glove, which is made of EAA (Ethylene Acrylic Acetate copolymer) and attached inside of a palm side of a golf glove with synthesized glue, is formed as a “boomerang” having plurality of holes developed through the insert and one surface of the insert is flat and the other surface is rounded to fit with the surface of a player's concave part of the palm.
Description
    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    Most of golf devices for increasing flying distance of a impacted golf ball are regarding the golf club and the golf ball itself. Meanwhile, most of improvements to golf gloves are to assist hold the grip of the club more firmly or correctly. With all of the improvements, there is still another chance to improve the flying distance of an impacted golf ball. Reinforced bouncing force from the palm of a player.
  • [0002]
    1. Technical Field
  • [0003]
    This device relates to sports gloves used in the art of golf aids, more particularly to improve flying distance of an impacted golf ball.
  • [0004]
    2. Description of Prior Art
  • [0005]
    U.S. Pat. No. 325,968 to Rawlings illustrates a glove, having an India-rubber pad in the palm, for base ball players and cricket players for the prevention of the bruising of the hand when catching the hard ball. The rubber pad is covered by buck skin at both side and more than two layers are developed in the palm side of the glove. The purpose of Rawling's invention is to absorb the impact on the palm of a catcher. Therefore, the material for the pad does not need to provide a bouncing force to the ball. The word “India-rubber” in section 1 line 42 of U.S. Pat. No. 325,968 means ‘natural’ rubber. It is clear if we remind that most artificial-, i.e., synthesized-rubber are developed after the year of Rawling's invention, 1885. The natural rubber has different physical properties from the ‘vulcanized rubber’, which was found 1839 by Charles Goodyear and now most people imagine when hear the word ‘rubber’. Though the natural rubber has good elasticity, the physical properties change within months. In other words, the physical properties of natural rubber are unstable for manufacturing long life product. As a conclusion, Rawling's invention was made based on wrong information of the physical properties of a natural rubber.
  • [0006]
    U.S. Pat. No. 4,329,741 to Bach illustrates a golf glove with a first elongated pad 38 secured to the palm portion 16 and extends diagonally across it at a position adjacent to and at an angle with respect to the finger portion. In addition, a second elongated pad 40 is secured to the palm portion 16 and extends diagonally across it in parallel spaced relation to the first pad 38 to create a diagonally disposed valley portion 42 between the first and second pads to receive the handle 12 of a golf club between them. The role of these elongated pads are to secure grip of a golf player.
  • [0007]
    None of the prior art provide a golf glove providing additional indirect bouncing force to an impacted golf ball to increase the flying distance.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0008]
    The present invention provides for a single golf glove for increasing the flying distance of golf ball. The golf glove of this invention has an insert that provide an additional indirect bouncing force to the grip of a golf club when the head of the club impacts a golf ball. The insert is made of synthetic elastomer such as polyurethane, silicon rubber, EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate copolymer, EMA (Ethylene Methyl Acetate copolymer), or EAA (Ethylene Acrylic Acetate copolymer). The insert has a planar shape that fits to the concave inner surface of human palm. The insert is firmly attached to the inner surface of the palm side of a golf glove.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0009]
    FIG. 1 is a perspective drawing illustrating the action of force around a golfer's finger of grip.
  • [0010]
    FIG. 2 is a perspective drawing illustrating the action of the force by a golf grip and the anti-action of the force by the insert of this invention.
  • [0011]
    FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the golf glove showing the insert inside of the palm portion of a golf glove.
  • [0012]
    FIG.4-a is a perspective view of the insert overlapping the concaved portion of a player's palm.
  • [0013]
    FIG.4-b is a perspective side view of the insert attached to the innerside of palm side of the golf glove.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • [0014]
    FIG. 1 is a perspective drawing illustrating the action of force around a golfer's finger (1) of grip (2). Here the grip (2) means the hand of a golfer gripping the handle (3) of a golf club (4). When a golf player hit a golf ball (5), the repulsion force (6) acts to the opposite direction of the golf ball (5). Due to the pivot point provided by a golfer's finger (1), usually the second finger, the handle (3) rotates to the glof ball's direction and renders a force (7) to the insde palm of a golfer (not shown here).
  • [0015]
    FIG. 2 is a perspective drawing illustrating the action of the force (7) by a handle of a golf club (3) and the anti-action of the force (8) by the insert (9) of this invention. As the handle (3) of a golf club gives a force (7) to the inside palm of a golf player, the force (7) hit the insert (9) of this invention, which is placed inside of a golf glove (10) worn by a player. Then the repusion force (8), developed by an insert (9) of elastic material, pushes the handle (3) to the opposite side. And the lower portion of the golf club, lower than the pivot point of the player's grip finger (1), turns to the golf ball's (5) direction with the additional force (8).
  • [0016]
    All the above action and anti-action happens spontaneously when the golf club (4) impacts a golf ball (5). The repulsion force (8) developed by the elastic insert (9) of this invention renders an additional force (8) to the golf ball and make it fly longer than without the insertion.
  • [0017]
    FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the golf glove showing the insert (9) inside of the palm portion of a golf glove (10) and FIG. 4-a is a perspective view of the insert overlapping the concaved portion of a player's palm (11). FIG. 4-b is a perspective side view of the insert attached to the innerside of palm side of the golf glove.
  • [0018]
    The insert (9) is adhered to the inner side of a palm portion of a golf glove (10). The shape of the insert (9) matches with the concave portion of a palm. Shaped as a “boomerang”,. One surface (12) of the insert (9) adhered to the golf glove (10) is planar. The opposite surface (13) of the insert (9) has convex surface, which matches to the concave surface of a palyer's palm. Pluralities of small holes (14) of various diameter are developed through the insert (9) from one surface to the pther surface for releasing sweats from the palm of a player to the golf glove (10).
  • [0019]
    The insert (9) is adhered to the golf glove (10) by a glue, but not limited. The insert (9) is made of a elastic synthetic material of silicon rubber, polyurethane, silicon rubber, EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate copolymer), EMA (Ethylene Methyl Acetate copolymer), or EAA (Ethylene Acrylic Acetate copolymer), but not limited.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/161.2
International ClassificationA63B71/14, A41D19/00, A41D19/015
Cooperative ClassificationA63B2209/00, A63B71/146, A41D19/01564
European ClassificationA63B71/14G6, A41D19/015G4B