US 3403408 A
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B. HELFER HAND COVERING Oct. l, 1968 Filed June l2, 1967 FIGA INVENTOR BLANCHE I HELFER ATTORNEY United States Patent "ice 3,403,408 HAND COVERING Blanche Helfer, 724 Morgan Ave., Gary, Ind. 46403 Filed June 12, 1967, Ser. No. 645,195 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-158) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Includes bag portion defining a cavity for containing the lingers and thumb of a hand, said bag portion has a wrist gripping means sealing the inside thereof at the wrist where the hand enters the garment. An egress opening is provided in the bag portion in order that the hands and fingers can be moved therethrough while the garment is being worn.
This invention relates to a hand garment, and more particularly to a glove-like ga-rment which is primarily for cold weather use where it is necessary to have freedom of the fingers while maintaining their warmth.
-It is manifest that children, outdoorsmen, workmen, etc., require warm gloves in the outdoors during the winter which still enable freedom of the fingers. While mitten-type gloves provide warmth they do not enable the users thereof to use their fingers freely outside of the mittens. While the fingers are free to move on the inside of the gloves or mittens, there is no way to move the fingers through the conventional mitten so that they are free on the outside of the glove while still maintaining the fingers warm.
I have provided a garment which maintains the hands in a warm condition, and in addition thereto enables the wearer of said garment to utilize his fingers freely. The garment includes a bag portion defining a cavity for containing the fingers and thumb of a hand. The bag portion has a wrist gripping means sealing the main or first opening thereof at the Wrist where the hand enters the garment. An egress opening is provided in the bag portion in order that the hands and lingers can be moved therethrough while the garment is being worn. The ybag portion can be made much larger than the hand to cover the complete hand so that all the fingers including the thumb are covered by the bag portion. The bag portion can be flexible so that even when the fingers are on the inside thereof, they can be manipulated to grip certain articles.
It is thus an object of this invention to provide an improved hand garment which affords the wearer thereof freedom of the fingers outside of the garment so that certain detailed movements can be attained with the fingers when the same is desired.
It is a further object of this invention to provide a new and improved hand garment which affords freedom of the `fingers while still maintaining the fingers in a warm condition.
Other and further objects of this invention will become more apparent when Lreading the specification in connection with the drawing, wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a pictorial view of the outside of my hand garment;
FIGURE 2 is a view similar to FIGURE 1 wherein the hand is shown protruding through the slit of my hand garment;
FIGURE 3 is a pictorial view similar to FIGURE 1 illustrating the relationship of my hand in the garment illustrated in FIGURE 1;
FIGURE 4 is a cross-sectional view of FIGURE 1 taken on a plane passing through the line 4--4 and looking in the direction of the arrows; and
3,403,408 Patented Oct. l, 1968 FIGURE 5 is a disassembled view illustrating the cornponent parts of the bag portion of my new and improved hand garment.
Referring to the drawing wherein like characters of reference indicate cor-responding parts throughout, the garment 10 illustrated includes a bag portion 12 having a Wrist portion 14 at a first opening 16 of the bag portion and a slit 18. The slit 18 is preferably formed across the bag portion by means of having two pieces 12a, 12b (with top front piece 12a overlapping bottom front piece 12b) attached to a third piece 12C. However, it should be understood that the slit can be formed in any number of ways and can be at different attitudes with respect to the bag portion.
The garment 10 has a glove portion 20 attached thereto on the inside thereof as illustrated in FIGURES 2, 3 and 4. The glove portion 20, which has an opening 20a, is positioned so that the opening 20a corresponds with the opening 16 and the wearer of said garment can put his hand in the glove at the same time as putting the hand in the bag portion of the ga-rment. The glove portion 20 is preferably of thin material so that when freedom of the -ngers 23 is needed outside of the bag portion, as illustrated in FIGURE 2, the fingers can be moved through the slit portion 18 for egress from the bag portion while the garment is being worn, and the warm condition thereof can be maintained due to the covering of the fingers by the glove 20.
From a reading of this description and understanding of the operation of the garment it is seen that the objects of the invention are fulfilled in a remarkably unexpected fashion. My garment, in addition to providing freedom for the fingers of a hand so that Idelicate finger movements are available, also maintains the hands in a warm condition due to the glove covering. Thus, the usual frost- `bite and other harm occasioned by removing gloves to perform delicate operations is avoided. It should be noted that while my garment is more effective with a thin glove attached thereto, it can be utilized without the glove.
Still even further, it is anticipated that my invention could be fabricated in a number of Ways in addition to utilizing different materials. For instance where I have illustrated in FIGURE 5 that the slit 18 can be formed by overlapping of the piece 12a with the piece 12b and stitching the same onto the piece 12e, I anticipate that the slot could be at a different attitude with respect to the bag portion. Also, the bag portion could be made of plastic and stitched together or it can be made of a number of other materials, etc.
Thus, while I have illustrated and described a specific construction of my device, I am fully cognizant of the fact that many changes in the shape and contour may be made without affecting its operativeness, and I reserve the rights to make such changes as I may deem convenient without departing from the spirit of my invention or the scope of the claim.
1. A hand covering comprising:
a bag portion defining a cavity for containing a hand,
said bag portion being integrally rounded at the finger and thumb end thereof,
whereby no finger or thumb stalls are provided,
said bag portion having a first opening with wrist gripping means for positively closing the gap between the inside of said bag portion and a wrist where the hand enters said garment,
a glove attached to said bag portion near the first opening and disposed on the inside of said bag portion, said glove being aligned with said bag portion,
having the opening of said glove corresponding with said first opening of said bag portion,
whereby said hand covering can be put on the hand by moving the hand through said openings in said bag portion and said glove, and
said bag portion comprising a one piece back section and a front section,
said front section having two separate overlapping pieces each attached to said back section,
a slit on the front section formed by said overlapping pieces,
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.
said slit enabling egress of the gloved hand while the lo G. V. LARKIN, Assistant Exmnner.
hand covering is being Worn.