US D650968 S1
A utility glove (2) having a palm side including a three dimensional molded palm portion (4) formed of an elastomeric material with a thumb portion and at least one finger portion and a back side of the glove (2) comprising a fabric material (12), with the molded palm portion (4) formed in a pre-curved configuration to create a concave shape. The molded palm has one or more of thickened areas (10) for abrasion resistance, padded areas for comfort, flex grooves (8) for improved movement, textured grip areas (6) for improved grip and/or perforations for breathability. The molded palm portion (4) may be formed of different elastomeric materials to take advantage of the different characteristics of the particular materials. A molded portion of the utility glove (2) may be formed by placing a piece of fabric against a mold part formed in the shape of at least a portion of a hand, bringing a corresponding mold part having varying thicknesses into molding relation with the mold part in the shape of at least a portion of the hand and injecting an elastomeric material into the mold to form the molded portion.
The broken lines in the drawings represent unclaimed features.