Glove with thumb restraint element Patent #: 4445507
ApplicationNo. 06/650629 filed on 09/14/1984
US Classes:2/16, Hand or arm128/879, Hand2/161.1, Sports glove2/163, Fingers2/17, Handle or rein attachments2/910Hand or wrist protector
ExaminersPrimary: Rimrodt, Louis K.
Assistant: Machuga, Joseph S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA41D 19/015 (20060101)
AbstractA glove including a brace to prevent ulnar collateral ligament injuries to the thumb is disclosed. A pocket within the layers of the glove retains the brace. The brace is a modified dorsal thumb spica beginning distal to the wrist and extending generally to the end of the thumb. The brace extends across the dorsal side of the hand, allowing free range of motion of the metacarpophalangeal joints of the second through fifth digits. The brace terminates distally from the wrist on the palmar side proximate the palmar crease. The thumb portion is contoured to resist radial deviation and extension of the thumb, but permit flexion of the metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints of the thumb towards the fingers.