TODAY’S PATENT – PROTECTIVE GLOVES
In skateboarding there is the possibility of abrasion or even more painful injury to one’s hands, and particularly to the heel of the palm, as well as the possibility of wrist strain or sprain. This patent for “Protective gloves” (US4071913A) was received by Michael H. Rector, by the USPTO on 7th February 1978.
The present invention relates to providing protective glove for individuals using their hands to break a fall for protection against skin abrasions. The attachment of the heavy support elastic to the leather of the glove pulling the glove firmly enables the leather to transmit impact forces and diffuse them throughout the resilient pad and, through the elastic wrist band, to the arm.
The object of this invention is to provide a protective glove for activities wherein the possibility of falling is great. It also serves as a mean to protect the heel of the palm against any impact. Another object of this invention is to provide means to transfer and distribute the impact forces over the palm and arm unitized by the glove.