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Publication numberUS2056555 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 6, 1936
Filing dateJul 15, 1935
Priority dateJul 15, 1935
Publication numberUS 2056555 A, US 2056555A, US-A-2056555, US2056555 A, US2056555A
InventorsLouis Auster, Marie Auster
Original AssigneeMarie Auster
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glove for personal wear
US 2056555 A
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Oct, 6, .1935. AUSTER ET AL I 2,056,555

- GLOVE FOR PERSONAL WEAR Filed July 15, 1935 Z 1 ,4 as


Patented Oct.- 6, 1936 2.056.555 GLOVE roa rsnsosar. wean Louis Auster m1 said Louis Alister Marie Austcr, New York. N. Y.; assignor to said Marie Auster Application July 15, 1935, Serial No. 31,506 2 Claims. (Cl. 2-163) The present invention relates to gloves for per.- sonal wear and consists in the combinations and arrangements of elements hereinaiter described and particularly set forth 'in the accompanying When finger-cots, gloves or the like are ad- Justed on the hand for use, there is considerable extra tension at the finger-tips caused by the nails of the fingers forcing the rubber article out of its 10 true position and shape with the result that the article will rip or tear at the tips due to the strain exerted by the shape and sharpness of the fingernails. These same disadvantages obtain also with regard to hosiery. To overcome these objections,

15 it is our intention to make provisions to accommodate the nails by forming pockets in those portions of the articles where usually the fingernails or toe nails would come into engagement when the articles are adjusted for use. This same I defect also obtains with cots or gloves made of fabric or leather, and the invention is accordingly not limited to dipped rubber goods only.

A further object of the invention is to provide a glove particularly adapted for use in surgi- 25 cal-operations and made of thin flexible material and so constructed that the danger of cutting the glove by the fingernails of the surgeon or the nurses who assist is obviated without interferlng with the sensitivity which is necessary I in such operations.

A further object of the invention is to provide a glove of the type described which will not only permit greater sensitivity than the ordinary rubber glove gives but which will permit picking up of small objects, such as delicate instruments and the s a pins and raising of muscles or other parts of the patient, which would not be possible withthe ordinary surgical glov The invention is shown by way of illustration inthe accom drawing'whercin:

Figure 1- is a front elevation view of a rubber glove.

Figure 2 line 2-2 thereoL'and;

Figure 3 shows the finger feature vention in applied position. v

of the in- Referring to the construction in further detail and wherein like reference characters desig-' nate corresponding parts in the different figures. shown, the article comprises aglove 23 constructed of rubber and in one piece after the usualmanner of making such articles, and includes a palm portion 23, wrist portion 24, thumb member 25, and finger members 26. Each of the finger and thumb members has its tip end formed with a projecting recess or pocket element 21 which for amore comfortable and efiective fit to the hand, and also to guard against the likelihood of the finger nails penetrating and breaking the material of the rubber, the advantage of which is obvious. A glove such as that described is particularly useful in surgical operations wherethe surgeon must work quickly and where he must have a certain sensitivity in order to correctly carry out the operation. It will be observed that the provision of the pocket for the nail enables the glove to be drawn tightly over the end of the finger, or the finger tip, so that the sensitivity of the tips of the fingers are not unduly impaired as they would be in the ordinary rubber glove, in which, under similar circumstances. that 5 is to say, with a protruding nail, that portion of the glove between the end of the nail and the ball of the finger cannot be brought down close to the finger tip as shown in Fig. 10 where the sensitivity is greatly needed. In addition to aifordin'g a glove for surgical use which gives a greater sensitivity than the ordinary surglcal glove can giv itprovides means whereby the opposed thumb and finger can locate and raise objects such as muscles, tendons, etc., in the body of a patient while preventing infection of or from the surgeon's hands.

a central sectional view taken on the gradually tapers of! from the reduced end 28, and

the purpose of which is to give ample space tor the nail N of the finger F and thus provide finger forming means It will be understood of course, that the idea of recesses or pockets in the fingers of the glove may be also applied to fabricated gloves and the advantages of which are the same as those set forth herein. And it will also be understood the invention as herein disclosed is not limited to the details of construction shown and described, and that-these-may be varied widely without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined by the claims.

What is claimed as new is:

1'. A glove made of thin flexible material having an extension on the back of the thumb portion at the end thereof and on the back of a finger portion at the end, said extension having narrow pockets for the thumb and finger nails. respectively, the ends of the glove beingiormed to fit closely to the ends of the thumb and fin er and the extended pockets of the opposed thumb and;

for grasping objects.

glove having thumb and finger portions of normal length and being provided with narrow pockets at the backs of and extending beyond the thumb and "finger portions at the ends thereof to.recei-ve the finger nails of the wearer, said giove being formed to fit the ends of the thumb and fingers closely and the pockets of the opposed thumb and fingers forming means 55 for grasping obiects.

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US4127222 *Oct 31, 1977Nov 28, 1978Adams Roberta VSewing thimble
US5687424 *Jun 10, 1996Nov 18, 1997W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.Hand covering having anatomically shaped finger tip
US5781931 *Nov 3, 1997Jul 21, 1998Lee; Arnold YoonhoMethod for making ergonomic gloves
U.S. Classification2/163, 2/21, D02/619
International ClassificationA41D19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D19/0062
European ClassificationA41D19/00P2B