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Gloves for handling barbed wire

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Title: Gloves for handling barbed wire.
Abstract: Gloves for handling razor sharp materials such as barbed tape, barbed wire, razor wire, concertina wire comprise a liner for a hand; an outer shell affixed to the liner; and a plurality of metal fasteners on a palm-side of the outer shell configured in a substantially staggered arrangement. Such gloves can comprise a cut resistant liner for a hand comprising a body yarn knitted to form four finger components, a thumb component, at least two palm components, and a wrist component, wherein the body yarn comprises a cut resistant fiber, a wire, or both; an outer shell comprising leather that forms digits, a palm-side, a knuckle-side, and a cuff such that the outer shell is affixed over the cut resistant liner; a palm patch affixed to the palm-side of the outer shell; a first plurality of staples on the palm patch configured to provide a substantially staggered arrangement; a second plurality of staples, a cut resistant seam, or both along the periphery of the glove; and a third plurality of staples on one or more digits of the outer shell. ...


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Inventors: Todd R. Carroll, Lee Khommanyvong
USPTO Applicaton #: #20110023212 - Class: 21616 (USPTO) - 02/03/11 - Class 216 
Apparel > Body Garments >Gloves >Work Glove

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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20110023212, Gloves for handling barbed wire.

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CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application claims priority under 35 U.S.C. §119(e) to U.S. Patent Application Ser. No. 61/229,712, filed Jul. 29, 2009, which is hereby incorporated by reference in their entirety.

TECHNICAL FIELD

This invention pertains generally to gloves used for handling razor sharp materials. More specifically, this invention is directed to a two-layered glove having metal fasteners such as staples configured in a staggered arrangement for handling barbed tape, barbed wire, razor wire, concertina wire, and the like.

BACKGROUND

Handling razor sharp materials poses many hazards. Cut/slash, puncture, and snag are the primary hazards confronting those who handle barbed tape, barbed wire, razor wire, concertina wire, and other types of temporary barrier and security wire. These multiple hazards are not easily addressed with a single material.

Historically, leather has provided some amount of protection. Leather provides some resistance to abrasion and puncture, but offers little resistance to cut/slash. The thicker and heavier the leather, the more puncture resistance that is provided. Performance can vary greatly even over an increase of just 1 ounce per square yard (osy). Unfortunately increasing weight/thickness in an attempt to increase puncture resistance can come at the expense of decreasing flexibility and increasing bulk.

Due to the constant presence of razor sharp materials, traditional threads that are unable to withstand any cut/slash are typically not used in constructing gloves for handling such materials. Metal fasteners such as staples are suitable, but can inhibit dexterity. Also, protection of the wearer\'s hand from the metal fasteners then becomes a requirement. Traditionally, a flocked cotton liner is used under a leather glove for this purpose. The flocked cotton liner offers some additional cut resistance as compared the leather, but the overall result still is inadequate to provide the high levels of cut resistance desired for handling razor sharp materials.

It is a goal to improve upon current hand protection used for handling razor sharp materials. There is also a goal to provide gloves having excellent dexterity and cut resistance that are form-fitting and comfortable.

SUMMARY

Provided are gloves for handling barbed wire that significantly improve overall dexterity, cut resistance, weight, and comfort as compared to prior gloves for the same purpose. The gloves are at least two-layered, having a knitted, seamless liner that is affixed within an outer leather shell. The liner is cut resistant, and can be formed from a composite yarn that includes para-aramid fibers, wire, and non-performance fibers such as nylon, cotton, and/or polyester. Metal fasteners such as staples are provided on a palm-side of the glove in a staggered arrangement so that sharp edges are readily deflected during use. Preferably, the lengths of the staples are oriented in a direction that is perpendicular to the direction of any cutting and/or slashing motion.

In a first aspect, provided are gloves for handling razor sharp materials that comprise a liner for a hand; an outer shell affixed to the liner; and a plurality of metal fasteners on a palm-side of the outer shell configured in a substantially staggered arrangement.

A detailed aspect provides that the glove comprises a cut resistant liner for a hand comprising a body yarn knitted to form four finger components, a thumb component, at least two palm components, and a wrist component, wherein the body yarn comprises a cut resistant fiber, a wire, or both; an outer shell comprising leather that forms digits, a palm-side, a knuckle-side, and a cuff such that the outer shell is affixed over the cut resistant liner; a palm patch affixed to the palm-side of the outer shell; a first plurality of staples on the palm patch configured to provide a substantially staggered arrangement; a second plurality of staples along the periphery of the glove; and a third plurality of staples on one or more digits of the outer shell.

In a further aspect, methods of making a glove for handling razor sharp materials comprise: providing a liner for a hand; affixing an outer shell to the liner; and configuring a first plurality of metal fasteners on a palm-side of the outer shell in a substantially staggered arrangement.

Another aspect is a method of handling razor sharp materials, the method comprising wearing a glove that provides a plurality of metal fasteners in a substantially staggered arrangement such that the lengths of the fasteners are oriented in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to the cutting or slashing direction of the razor sharp materials.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

FIGS. 1A-1B are photographs of a top/knuckle-side view of an embodiment;

FIG. 2 is a photograph of a bottom/palm-side view of an embodiment;

FIG. 3 is a photograph of an exemplary cut resistant liner;

FIG. 4 is a schematic of an end view of an embodiment of the glove; and

FIG. 5 is a schematic of an exemplary knitted liner.



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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20110023212 A1
Publish Date
02/03/2011
Document #
12836177
File Date
07/14/2010
USPTO Class
/21616
Other USPTO Classes
/2164
International Class
41D19/015
Drawings
4


Concertina Wire
Leather


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