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Publication numberUS3882548 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 13, 1975
Filing dateSep 26, 1974
Priority dateSep 28, 1973
Also published asDE2446340A1
Publication numberUS 3882548 A, US 3882548A, US-A-3882548, US3882548 A, US3882548A
InventorsShinagawa Koichiro, Takahashi Kiyoko
Original AssigneeShinagawa Koichiro, Takahashi Kiyoko
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glove for protection against injury
US 3882548 A
Abstract
A protective glove comprising a glove body provided on its back side surface and on each finger portion with a ridge form of pad of a soft material such as rubber or the like extending from near the tip of the finger portion to the back main portion, the pad being formed on its upper surface with a central longitudinal groove and sewed, by machine sewing or the like, at the interior of the groove, to the glove body.
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United States Patent Shinagawa et al.

1 51 May 13, 1975 GLOVE FOR PROTECTION AGAINST INJURY [56] References Cited inventors: Koichiro Shinagawa, 12-6, 'l-chome, UNITED STATES PATENTS Ryokc, UwWH-Shi, sflitilmfl-kcnl 3,605,] 17 9/1971 Latina 2/16 Kiyoko Takahashi, 15-15, S-chome, Nonoue, Hahikino-shi, Osaka-fu, both of Japan Filed: Sept. 26, 1974 Appl. No.: 509,726

Primary E.\'aminerGeo. V. Larkin [57] ABSTRACT A protective glove comprising a glove body provided on its back side surface and on each finger portion with a ridge form of pad of a soft material such as rub- Foreign Appficauon Priority Data her or the like extending from near the tip of the fin- Sept. 28, 1973 Japan 48-1 12452 i to h b k i Portia, h d b i formed on its upper surface with a central longitudinal US. Cl. 2/161 A; 2/16 groove and sewed, by machine sewing or the like at Int. Cl A6ld 13/10 the interior Of the gmovea to the glove body Field of Search 2/16-l9, 20,

2/15 159 0 1 1 R A 10 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures 1 GLOVE FOR PROTECTION AGAINST INJURY BACKGROUND 1. Field of the Invention The invention relates to a glove which is usable, for example, by a motorcycle driver for protecting the back of his hand from being injured on turnover of the motorcycle.

2. Prior Art The applicants have previously proposed a glove of this type on which a glove body is provided on its back side surface and for each finger portion with a ridge form of pad of a soft material extending from near the tip of the finger portion to the back main portion, the pad being sewed or adhered to the glove body. In the case where the glove is, for example, of the type on which the pad is sewed, there is the disadvantage that the sewing threads are exposed to the external surface of the pad, so that it spoils the appearance thereof and they are also liable to be cut as a result of frictional contact thereof with the surroundings.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION An object of this invention is to provide a glove free from the foregoing disadvantages, and according to this invention a protective glove is provided comprising a bodywith finger portions and having an inner palm surface and an outer back surface, and a pad on each finger portion on the outer back surface of the glove body, each pad having a central longitudinal groove in the outer surface thereof, and thread means in said groove attaching the pad to the glove body solely thereat.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of one embodiment of a glove according to the invention,

FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken along line ll-Il in FIG. 1,

FIG. 3 is a diagrammatic and view showing the operation of a pad of the glove, and

FIG. 4 is a top plan view of only the pad portion of the glove.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION Referring to the drawing, there is seen a glove comprising a glove body, having an inner palm surface and an outer back surface. Secured on the back surface of each finger portion is a pad 2 of a soft material, such as rubber or the like, extending from near the tip of each finger portion to the main back portion of the glove. The pad 2 on each finger portion is formed on its upper surface with a central longitudinal groove 3 and the pad is sewed, by machine sewing or the like, at the interior of the groove 3, to the glove body 1. Numeral 4 denotes the thread for such sewing. The pad 2 is nearly square in cross section. In the drawing, the four finger pads, exclusive of the one for the thumb, are interconnected at their base ends by connecting portion 2a so as to be integral with one another, so that even if one should become separated from the glove body 1, as a result of the thread being worn or cut by frictional contact thereof with the ground, for example, at the time of turnover of the motorcycle, the pads are prevented from all coming off, and thus the degree of safety of the glove is increased.

Each pad 2 is additionally provided on its upper surface, in the region corresponding to the joint of each finger, with a plurality of grooves 5 extending transversely to decrease the bending resistance of the pad. The connecting portion 2a of the four pads 2 is similarly provided with a groove 3a.

The pads on the fingers are substantially constant in width while that on the thumb tapers towards the tip. All pads have free end portions which taper in width and thickness. The groove 3 extends a substantial depth into each pad, approximately to the mid-depth thereof.

The glove of the invention is worn by the user in substantially the same manner as in the case of a conventional glove. In the case of overturning of the motorcycle, if the back side of the glove on the drivers hand comes into frictional contact with the ground, the glove contacts the ground at the pads 2 provided on its surface, so that the drivers hand is safely protected thereby and is not injured. In this case, since the pad 2 is sewed on the glove body 1 only along the center line thereof, the pad is allowed to undergo a twist type of deformation, as shown in FIG. 3 and the shock absorbing property thereof is increased. Namely, in the case where the pad is secured, for example, with an adhesive along its entire surface, with the glove body 1, the pad is allowed to undergo only a compression type deformation, whereas in the glove of this invention, the pad 2 is also allowed to twist and thus is more effective.

Since the pad 2 is sewed to the glove body I at the center of longitudinal groove 3, the thread is contained within the groove 3 and is not exposed to the outside, and accordingly the thread can be prevented from being cut due to frictional contact thereof with the surroundings during its service. Additionally, the pad 2 is sewed at a portion which is decreased in thickness by the groove 3, so that the sewing operation can be carried out easily and at a high efficiency. Furthermore, the pad 2 is connected to the glove body I only at its portion extending along the center line thereof, so that on being subjected to an external force, the pad is allowed to twist in addition to undergoing a compression type deformation and thus the shock absorbing property thereof is substantially increased.

What is claimed is:

1. A protective glove comprising a body with finger portions and having an inner palm surface and an outer back surface, and a pad on each finger portion on the outer back surface of the glove body, each pad having a central longitudinal groove in the outer surface thereof, and thread means in said groove attaching the pad to the glove body solely thereat.

2. A protective glove as claimed in claim 1 comprising a connecting portion joining four finger portions together as a unitary assembly separate from the finger portion on the thumb.

3. A protective glove as claimed in claim 2 wherein said connecting portion is provided with a central groove and thread means in said groove.

4. A protective glove as claimed in claim 2 wherein the pads of the unitary assembly have a constant width.

5. A protective glove as claimed in claim 4 wherein the pad on the finger portion of the thumb tapers in width towards the tip thereof.

6. A protective glove as claimed in claim 1 wherein the pads on the finger portions are each provided with a plurality of transverse grooves to provide a region of r 3 i o flexibility at a joint for the finger to be inserted in the finger portion.

7. A protective glove as claimed inclaim 6 cornprising a connecting portion joining four finger portions together as a unitary assembly separate from the finger portion on the thumb.

8. A protective glove as claimed in claim7 wherein the pads of "the four fingers of the unitary assembly: have two regions in which theplurality of grooves are provided while the pad on the finger portion on the thumb has only one such region.

10, A protective glove asclaimed in claim 1 wherein I I the groove extends approximately midway of the depth, a 7 V of the corresponding pad;

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/20, 2/161.1, 2/16
International ClassificationA41D19/015, A41D19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D2600/102, A41D2300/50, A41D19/01523
European ClassificationA41D19/015C