Utility glove

  • US 9,346,202 B2
  • Filed: 10/11/2010
  • Issued: 05/24/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/16/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of manufacturing a utility glove utility having a thumb and four fingers, said glove comprising a three dimensional molded portion, the molded portion comprising an elastomeric material bonded to a fabric material in a three dimensional configuration substantially conforming to three dimensional contours of at least a portion of a hand exclusive of any variations in thickness or features on the surface of the molded portion, comprising the steps of:

  • a. placing a glove blank comprising a fabric material over a first mold part in the form of at least a portion of a hand;

    b. bringing at least a second mold part into molding engagement with the first mold part to create a cavity with the glove blank on the first mold part; and

    c. injecting an elastomeric material into the cavity to form the molded portion, wherein the elastomeric material is injected on the side of the fabric material opposite the first mold part, said molded portion comprising greater than 50% of the circumference of each of the fingers along the length of each finger while leaving an area of fabric without elastomeric material on each finger wherein the molded portion comprises a palm having a middle and edges, the palm edges comprising a heel, a front corresponding to knuckles of the fingers, a thumb side and an outer side, wherein the middle of the palm is set in from the heel, the front, the thumb side and the outer side of the palm to form a concave shape.

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