US 2882528 A
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April 21, 1959 J. w. D. TASSIE FINGER COT Filed Feb. 18, 1957 v INVENTOR. J0//4 W/ZZ/AM 004 410 rlqsJ/t United States Patent FINGER COT John William Donald Tassie, Somerset, Ky., assignor to Advance Glove Manufacturing Co., Detroit, Mich., a corporation of Michigan Application February 18, 1957, Serial No. 640,860
3 Claims. (Cl. 2-21) resistant so as to be capable of long service, which is so constructed as to be comfortable for the wearer.
Heretofore finger cots have been formed of various materials such as fabrics, leather and the like. Such materials have been sewed together to provide a sheath adapted to be received over the finger. The materials themselves might include resilient material whereby the cot would hold itself upon the finger or attaching means of various kinds have been employed for this purpose.
My improved finger cot is formed of a resilient porous woven inner sheath provided with a complete or partial outer sheath of tough wear-resistant plastic adhesively secured to the inner sheath. The outer sheath is resilient as is the inner sheath so that the cot will grippingly hold its position on a finger or thumb of a wearer.
Various other objects, advantages, and meritorious features will more fully appear from the following specification, attached claims and accompanying drawings, wherem:
Fig. 1 is an elevation of a finger cot embodying my invention;
Fig. 2 is an elevation of a modified form of finger cot;
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary elevation showing the finger cot of Fig. 2 in use;
Fig. 4 is a front elevation of a second modified form of finger cot;
Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 55 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is an elevation of another modification of my finger cot; and
Fig. 7 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 7-7 of Fig. 6.
My finger cot is designed to be resilient so that it will grippingly retain itself upon the thumb or a finger of a wearer to protect the same. The area of protection is generally the front face of the finger although the protective material may extend about the sides and over onto the back. The cot is shaped so as to be received upon the finger and may be provided with open ends to facilitate its use.
The cot shown in the various figures of the drawings comprises an inner seamless sheath of woven fabric which provides a resilient sleeve that grippingly retains itself upon a finger. This inner sheath is indicated by 2,882,528 Patented .Apr. .21, 1959 the numeral 10. It is provided with 'a suitable wearsecured thereto and impregnating the inner sheath sufficient to secure inner attachment but without complete impregnation. This plastic coating may be applied by spraying, dipping, or the like.
Many suitable plastics are available and satisfactory. Polyvinyl chloride or suitable plastisol dispersions have been found satisfactory. Organasol dispersions might also be used. Various suitable polyvinyl chloride or other synthetic thermoplastic resins are upon the market and may be employed. Latex or neoprene might be used. These plastics are moisture-resistant and several of them are resistant to other liquids. They are tough and wearresistant.
In Fig. 2 the front face of the inner sheath is shown as extending at the ends beyond the sides and back thereof and the plastic coating also covers these end extensions. Such end extensions are indicated as 14 and 16. The plastic coating is so applied to the inner sheath of this modification that it extends partially about the sides and onto the back, as at 18, and extends as relatively narrow bands 20 across the back at the ends. The major portion of the back, as indicated by the numeral 22 is uncoated. It is therefore exposed for ventilation and serves to keep the finger of the wearer from becoming so uncomfortably hot as it would within an impervious plastic sheath.
Figs. 4 and 5 illustrate a slightly modified form as compared with Figs. 2 and 3 in that the sides and back are extended to the same length as the front face. The plastic coating extends along the sides as at 18, as shown in Fig. 2, and extends across the back as at 20, as shown in Fig. 2. In both modifications the ends of the cot are open although it is apparent that the outer end might be closed if desired.
Figs. 6 and 7 show a small modification as compared with Figs. 4 and 5 in that the back portion of the cot is of shorter length than the front face and the ends 2 are cut on the bias. The inner sheath is as heretofore described and the outer plastic sheath is likewise as heretofore described in connection with Figs. 2 through 5. A major portion of the back of the inner sheath identified by the numeral 22 is uncoated for ventilation.
My improved sheath does not present any stitched seams or the like which render the same uncomfortable and which are subject to wear. It is so formed as to lend itself to inexpensive manufacture.
What I claim is:
1. A finger cot comprising, in combination: an inner resilient moisture-absorbent fabric sheath readily permeable to the passage of air therethrough and resiliently grippingly receivable over the finger of a wearer; an outer resilient plastic non-moisture absorbent covering being adhered to and extending over the outer surface of theinner sheath and covering the front face and side thereof, and said outer plastic covering partially penetrating the interstices between the fibers of the inner sheath but not penetrating completely through the inner sheath so as not to interfere with moisture-absorbent qualities of the inner sheath therebeneath.
2. A finger cot comprising, in combination: an inner resilient moisture-absorbent fabric sheath readily peraseaeas meahle to the passage of air therethrough and grippingly receivable over a finger of a wearer; an outer resilient non-absorbent covering being adhered to and extending over the outer surface of the inner sheath and covering the front face and sides thereof, at least a portion of the back uncovered by said outer covering to allow the free passage of ventilating air therethrough, and said outer covering adhering to the outer surface of the inner sheath so as not to interfere with the moisture-absorbent qualities of the inner sheath therebeneath.
3. The invention as defined in claim 2 characterized in that said outer sheathextends over the back only at the marginal edges thereof to reinforce the edges of the back with the area of the back between such edges being uncovered to allow the free passage of ventilating air therethrough.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,253,108 Casey Aug. 19, 1941 2,351,906 Beatty June 20, 1944 2,735,127 Parsons Feb. 21, 1956 2,824,559 Sullivan Feb. 25, 1958 FOREIGN PATENTS 527,046 Great Britain Oct. 1, 1940