TODAY’S PATENT – VIDEO GAME PROTECTIVE GLOVE
This invention “Video game protective glove” was invented by Johnny L. Chappell and Jr.Charles Johnson which was granted patent on 28th May, 1985 by the USPTO bearing patent grant number US4519097A to the patentee. This invention relates to a protective glove for players of video games which is adjustable with VELCRO hook and loop fasteners to fit various size hands. Protective fingers are employed which leave the fingertips of the player exposed for greater sensitivity and feel of the controls while protecting the user’s fingers from abrasions, calluses and bruises. A means for ventilating the glove is provided in the form of an opening which allows air circulation while giving the dual purpose good sensitivity to the control of the game.
A protective glove comprising: a glove body, an adjustable means for securing the glove on a user’s hand, while adapting the glove for various hand sizes, said adjustable means adapted to leave the user’s wrist unfettered and said adjustable means comprising VELCRO hook and loop fasteners; protective fingers at the little finger, ring finger and thumb positions comprising an open-ended tube from the glove body to cover the distal knuckle on these fingers while leaving the fingertips of the user’s hand uncovered for better sensitivity of touch; a shorter protective finger at the forefinger position extending from the glove body to approximately one-half the distance of the proximal phalanx of the forefinger to allow greater sensitivity and freedom for the forefinger of the user’s hand; and, ventilation means comprising a relatively large opening between the thumb and forefinger covers on said glove and adapted to prevent the user’s hand from perspiring while providing the hand with sensitive feel of a video game control.