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US20090094730A1
US20090094730A1 US11/870,055 US87005507A US2009094730A1 US 20090094730 A1 US20090094730 A1 US 20090094730A1 US 87005507 A US87005507 A US 87005507A US 2009094730 A1 US2009094730 A1 US 2009094730A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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A wrist glove is used to assist a user to restrict a wrist from turning, moving and bending to maintain a certain stance during sports. The wrist glove includes a glove portion, a wrist-guard portion, a first accommodating portion, a second accommodating portion, a third accommodating portion, and at least one supporting member. The glove portion includes a finger portion and a palm portion. The wrist-guard portion is connected to the other side of the palm portion opposite to the finger portion. The first accommodating portion, the second accommodating portion, and the third accommodating portion are disposed on the wrist-guard portion and a palm portion respectively. The supporting member is randomly accommodated in at least one of the first, second, and third accommodating portions selectively.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to a wrist glove. More particularly, the present invention relates to a wrist glove capable of assisting a user to restrict a wrist from turning, moving and bending to maintain a stance during sport.
  • 2. Related Art
  • Generally, when playing golf, the bending extent of the golfer's wrist in guiding a golf club must be properly controlled during swinging. As for common golfers, on the basis of mastering many crucial skill points, if both a correct griping stance and an address stance are correct, different turning, moving and bending changes occur once the wrist is swung when swinging of the golf club. When the club is swung up to reach the top point, the controlling of the wrist's bending extent is often neglected, and when the club is swung down to hit the ball, the bending of the wrist is still not correct, and as a result, the impact face is not correct, and thus causing the hook or slice, and the hitting distance is also affected.
  • Referring to FIGS. 1A to 1E, if a conventional glove 1 is worn by a golfer when playing golf, and the golfer back swings to reach the top point, his/her wrist for guiding the club usually bends forwards (i.e., the center of the wrist is depressed) as shown in FIG. 1C, which may cause the impact face to lean towards the open face when the golfer down swings to hit the ball, and thus resulting in slice. Sometimes, when the golfer back swings to reach the top pint, his/her wrist for guiding the club usually protrudes and bends upwards (i.e., the center of the wrist is protruded) as shown in FIG. 1D, which may cause the impact face to lean towards the close face when the person down swings to hit the ball, and thus resulting in hook. Furthermore, when the golfer down swings to follow through, slightly bending changes may occur to the wrist because of quick swing, and the impact point is also changed, as a result, it is impossible to accurately hit the golf center with the impact face. All the above various slightly incorrect actions may result in an incorrect impact point, so as to affect the flying direction and the distance of the ball. This is the general problem for common golfers or beginners.
  • Therefore, gloves capable of assisting a user to restrict the wrist from turning, moving and bending during sports and to maintain a fixed stance during swinging have been frequently proposed. Although the bending problem of a part of the palm can be solved, the assisting effect is still quite limited. U.S. Pat. No. 6,539,551 discloses a golf glove shown in FIG 1E. A supporting strip is disposed on the back side of the glove, such that when the user wears this kind of glove 2, the supporting strip can restrict the user's palm metacarpal to prevent the palm from bending towards the hand back direction. However, in the golf glove 2, a supporting strip is only provided on the back side of the glove, which is merely capable of preventing the palm from bending towards the hand back direction when the user swings the club. However, the material of common gloves is quite soft and elastic, so it is still possible for the user's palm to bend towards the palm center side, or to over-bend towards the hand knife side and the thumb side. The supporting strip disposed in the golf glove 2 extends from a bottom arthrosis of the finger to the wrist part, which does not extend across the wrist part, so it is still possible for the wrist to bend towards direction of the hand back. Therefore, the bending and stance changes of the palm may result in deviation of the hit point when swinging to hit the ball, so as to greatly influence the hitting result. In addition, the number and kind of the supporting strip in the golf glove 2 cannot be changed, so the supporting power and strength offered by the supporting strip cannot be changed depending upon different users to satisfy the individual comfort requirement, which may result in inconvenience for the user.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • In view of the above problems, the present invention is provide a wrist glove, so as to solve the problem in the conventional glove cannot effectively maintain the user at a fixed stance to result in deviations or errors when playing golf, and solve the problem that the supporting strip in the conventional glove cannot be replaced, increased, or reduced randomly selectively as desired according to the user's requirements, and capable of enhancing an effect of protecting the wrist.
  • In order to achieve the above objective, the present invention provides a wrist glove, applicable for wrapping a user's hand, wrist, and forepart of forearm, so as to assist the user to restrict the wrist from turning, moving and bending during sports, and to maintain a fixed stance when swinging. The wrist glove includes a glove portion, a wrist-guard portion, a first accommodating portion, a second accommodating portion, a third accommodating portion, and at least one supporting member. The glove portion has a finger portion and a palm portion, and the finger portion and the palm portion wrap a plurality of fingers and a palm of the hand respectively. The palm portion has a palm center portion corresponding to the inner side of the palm, a palm back portion corresponding to the other side of the palm, and a hand knife portion corresponding to a hand knife part of the palm. The wrist-guard portion is connected to the other side of the palm portion opposite to the finger portion, and wraps the wrist and the forepart of the forearm. The first accommodating portion is disposed on a surface of the wrist-guard portion and the palm back portion, and has at least three pockets arranged side by side, which are corresponding to a second metacarpal, a left side of the second metacarpal, and a right side of the second metacarpal of the palm respectively. The second accommodating portion is disposed on a surface of the wrist-guard portion and the palm center portion, and has one to three uniformly-arranged parallel pockets. The third accommodating portion is disposed on a surface of the wrist-guard portion and the hand knife portion. The at least one supporting member is randomly selectively disposed in the first, second, and third accommodating portions as the user wish to enhance the improvement of golfing.
  • The efficacy of the present invention lies in that, as for the wrist glove provided in the present invention, supporting members are disposed corresponding to the user's hand back, the palm center, and the hand knife part, so as to prevent the wrist from bending towards the direction of the hand back, the palm center, and the hand knife during sport or swinging, and to effectively maintain a certain stance of the wrist. In addition, in the glove of the present invention, three supporting members are disposed on the user's second metacarpal and on two sides of the second metacarpal, such that the palm may not over bend towards the direction of the thumb, and meanwhile, the glove of the present invention also enables the thumb to move freely. Furthermore, in the glove of the present invention, the kind and number of the supporting members can be replaced, increased, or reduced randomly selectively at any time according to the user's requirements, so as to offer the best conformable effect to the user. Therefore, the glove of the present invention makes the user unconsciously stabilize the wrist, restrict the wrist from over-turning, over-moving and over-bending, and has functions of protecting the wrist and rectifying the improper wrist bending stance. Furthermore, it can help a beginner to pick up the correct key point and stance more easily. Another objective of the present invention is that, after the user has mastered the correct habitual actions in each stance, all the supporting members can be taken out, and if no supporting members is installed therein, the wrist glove still has the function as a soft wrist-guard (because the wrist glove is usually made by, for example, fabrics of elastic material with flexible elasticity). Furthermore, the glove portion and the wrist-guard portion of the wrist glove can be separated into two parts, that is, a glove and a wrist-guard capable of being used respectively.
  • Further scope of applicability of the present invention will become apparent from the detailed description given hereinafter. However, it should be understood that the detailed description and specific examples, while indicating preferred embodiments of the invention, are given by way of illustration only, since various changes and modifications within the spirit and scope of the invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art from this detailed description.
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  • The present invention will be further explained by the detailed description given herein below for illustration only, which thus is not limitative of the present invention, and wherein:
  • FIGS. 1A to 1D are schematic views of a swing stance in the conventional golf sports;
  • FIG. 1E is a schematic view of the usage of a golf glove in the conventional art;
  • FIG. 2A is a back side view of a wrist glove according to a first embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIG. 2B is a front side view of a wrist glove according to the first embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIGS. 3A to 3C respectively show common manners for griping the golf club;
  • FIGS. 4A and 4B are schematic views of wearing the wrist glove according to the first embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIG. 5 is a perspective view of wearing the wrist glove according to the first embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIGS. 6A and 6B are schematic views of the operation of the wrist glove according to the first embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIGS. 6C and 6D are cross-sectional views of the operation of the wrist glove according to the first embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIGS. 7A and 7B are schematic views of the using state of the wrist glove according to the first embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIG. 8A is a schematic view of the using state of the wrist glove according to the first embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIG. 8B is a schematic view of the using state of the wrist glove according to the first embodiment of the present invention;
  • FIG. 9A is a schematic exploded view of the using state of a wrist glove according to a second embodiment of the present invention; and
  • FIG. 9B is a schematic combined view of the using state of the wrist glove according to the second embodiment of the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • In order to make the object, structure, features, and functions of the present invention more comprehensible, preferred embodiments accompanied with figures are described in detail below.
  • Referring to FIGS. 2A and 2B, a wrist glove 10 in a first embodiment of the present invention is mainly applied as a golf glove, so as to make the user maintain a certain stance of the hand and wrist when playing golf, to stabilize the wrist, to restrict the wrist, and to prevent the wrist from over-turning, over-moving and over-bending, such that it has functions of protecting the wrist and rectifying improper wrist bending stance. However, the wrist glove 10 of the present invention is not limited to a golf glove, but also can be applied to other sports or operations and activities, in which the palm stance is required to be maintained and the wrist is required to be stabilized.
  • During the process of playing golf, when the club is swung to reach the top point, the controlling of the bending of the wrist is often neglected, and when the club is swung down to hit the ball, the bending of the wrist is still incorrect, and as a result, the impact face is not correct, and thus causing the hook or slice, and the hitting distance is also affected, as shown in FIGS. 1C and 1D. Therefore, the wrist glove 10 in the first embodiment of the present invention mainly assists the golfer to maintain the original natural unbending state between the palm and the wrist as that in the address stance, as shown in FIG. 1B.
  • Please refer to FIGS. 2A and 2B, the wrist glove 10 in the first embodiment of the present invention includes a glove portion 11, a wrist-guard portion 20, a first accommodating portion 30, a second accommodating portion 40, a third accommodating portion 50, and a plurality of supporting members 31, 41, and 51. The wrist glove 10 is used to wrap the user's (the golfer's) hand, wrist, and forepart of the forearm, so as to assist the user's hand to stabilize the wrist and to maintain a fixed stance during sports (when swinging), to protect the wrist and thus achieving the correct swinging effect.
  • Referring to FIGS. 2A and 2B, the glove portion 11 of the wrist glove 10 in the first embodiment of the present invention includes a finger portion 12 and a palm portion 13 for wrapping the user's a plurality of fingers and the palm of the hand respectively. The palm portion 13 further has a palm center portion 131, a palm back portion 132, and a hand knife portion 133, which are respectively corresponding to the inner side of the palm, the palm back, and the hand knife part when the user wears the glove. In addition, the wrist-guard portion 20 of the wrist glove 10 is connected to the other side of the palm portion 13 opposite to the finger portion 12, i.e., the bottom end of the palm portion 13, so as to wrap the user's wrist and forepart of the forearm. The wrist-guard portion 20 is formed by an elastic material and has flexible elasticity. The palm back portion 132 of the wrist glove 10 has a longitudinal opening 14 that extends from a cuff end 21 of the wrist-guard portion 20 to the center of the palm back portion 132. The wrist glove 10 has a glove fastening assembly 14 a and 14 b (loop surface and hook surface of the hook and loop fastening tape) at the longitudinal opening 14 of the palm back portion 132. The glove fastening assembly 14 a and 14 b is mutually tightened to buckle the glove portion 11. Furthermore, a wrist-guard fastening assembly 14 c and 14 d (loop surface and hook surface of the hook and loop fastening tape) is disposed on the longitudinal opening 14 of the wrist-guard portion 20. The wrist-guard fastening assembly 14 c and 14 d is mutually tightened to buckle the wrist-guard portion 20.
  • Referring to FIGS. 2A, 4A, 4B, 6A, 6C, and 6D, a first accommodating portion 30 is disposed on and crosses the palm back portion 132 and the wrist-guard portion 20, and three pockets 30 a, 30 b, and 30 c arranged side by side are sewed on the surface of the palm back portion 132 and the wrist-guard portion 20, and the longitudinal length direction is the same as the finger direction. The extending length of the pockets 30 a, 30 b, and 30 c is from a cuff end 22 of the wrist-guard portion 20 to a center position on the palm back portion 132 of the glove portion 11 corresponding to a second metacarpal M2 of the palm. In the embodiment provided by the present invention, the pockets 30 a, 30 b, and 30 c are in a rectangular configuration and arranged side by side. An end facing the finger is sealed, and openings 32 a, 32 b, and 32 c are disposed on the wrist-guard portion close to the cuff end 22 of the wrist-guard portion 20. A sealing and fastening assembly 33 is disposed on the cuff end 22 of the wrist-guard portion 20, a hook surface 33 a of the hook and loop fastening tape is sewed thereon, and a loop surface 33 b of the hook and loop fastening tape is further disposed on the suitable position on the outer surface of the pockets 30 a, 30 b, and 30 c, such that the hook surface 33 a and the loop surface 33 b of the sealing and fastening assembly 33 can be adhered and buckled with each other, so as to cover and seal the openings 32 a, 32 b, and 32 c. The pocket 30 b should correspond to the second metacarpal M2 of the user's palm when the user wears the glove, the pockets 30 a and 30 c on two sides of the pocket 30 b should correspond to the left side and the right side of the second metacarpal M2 respectively, that is, the pocket 30 c corresponds between the first metacarpal M1 and the second metacarpal M2, and the pocket 30 a is located between the third metacarpal M3 and the second metacarpal M2.
  • Referring to FIGS. 2A, 4A, and 4B, as described above, each pocket 30 a, 30 b, and 30 c of the first accommodating portion 30 can be used to accommodate the supporting members 31. The supporting member 31 b in the middle pocket 30 b exactly presses against the second metacarpal M2, and due to the supporting force and elastic restriction of the supporting member 31 b, the second metacarpal M2 and the whole palm cannot bend towards the direction as shown in FIG 1C. The supporting member 31 a in the pocket 30 a on the left side in FIGS. 2A and 5 exactly presses against muscles between the second metacarpal M2 and the third metacarpal M3, so as to enhance and assist the supporting member 31 b to support the whole palm. The supporting member 31 c in the pocket 30 c on the right side exactly presses against muscles on the outer edge of the second metacarpal M2 (i.e., muscles between the first metacarpal M1 and the second metacarpal M2), which not only assists the supporting member 31 b to support the whole palm and the wrist, but also restricts the second metacarpal M2 from bending towards the direction of the thumb, so as to achieve the effect of stabilizing the wrist, and to enable the thumb to still move freely.
  • Referring to FIGS. 2A, 3A, and 3C, there are three modes for griping the golf club, namely, square grip, hook grip, and slice grip, in which the hook grip mode easily results in hook, and the slice grip mode easily results in slice. Usually, it is found that most top players have the habit of using the square grip mode. When the user wears the wrist glove 10, the pockets 30 a, 30 b, and 30 c of the first accommodating portion 30 sewed on the outer surface of the glove portion 11 enables the user to easily inspect whether the gripping level is the same as usual by eyes during each address, so as to perform adjustment.
  • Furthermore, referring to FIGS. 2B, 5, and 6B, the second accommodating portion 40 of the wrist glove 10 is sewed on and crosses the surface of the wrist-guard portion 20 and the palm center portion 131 of the glove portion 11, in which the “crossing” refers that the second accommodating portion 40 extends from the bottom end of the palm center portion 131 of the palm portion 13 to a position close to the cuff end 23 of the wrist-guard portion 20. The second accommodating portion 40 is required to have at least one pocket. However, it is mostly preferred to have three pockets. Therefore, in the embodiment provided by the present invention, the second accommodating portion 40 has at least three uniformly-arranged parallel pockets 40 a, 40 b, and 40 c in a rectangular configuration. Similarly, an end facing the finger is sealed, and the openings 42 a, 42 b, and 42 c are disposed on the wrist-guard portion 20 and close to a cuff end 23. A sealing and fastening assembly 43 is disposed on the cuff end 23 of the wrist-guard portion 20, a hook surface 43 a of the hook and loop fastening tape is sewed and adhered thereon, and a loop surface 43 b of the hook and loop fastening tape is further disposed on suitable position, such that the hook surface 43 a and the loop surface 43 b of the sealing and fastening assembly 43 are adhered and buckled with each other to cover and seal the openings 42 a, 42 b, and 42 c. Each pocket 40 a, 40 b, and 40 c can be used to accommodate the supporting members 41 a, 41 b, and 41 c. The pocket 40 a should correspond to the pad portion of the palm center portion of the first metacarpal (thumb) of the palm, in which the pad portion is formed by abductor pollicis brevis of the hand. The pocket 40 b should correspond to the center edge of the palm (close to the wrist). The pocket 40 c should correspond to a fifth metacarpal M5 of the palm close to the wrist. When the user wears the glove 10, the supporting members 41 a, 41 b, and 41 c extend from the bottom end (the bottom end of the metacarpal) of the user's palm or cross the wrist, so as to support the whole palm and to ensure the whole palm not to bend towards the direction as shown in FIG 1D. The palm center must be used to grip the club, such that the supporting members 41 a, 41 b, and 41 c in the second accommodating portion 40 must not affect the operations of the club.
  • Referring to FIGS. 2B, 5, and 6B, the third accommodating portion 50 of the wrist glove 10 is sewed on the surface of the wrist-guard portion 20 and the hand knife portion 133 for the glove portion 11, which extends from the cuff end 24 of the wrist-guard portion 20 to the center position of the fifth metacarpal M5 corresponding to the hand knife side. The third accommodating portion 50 has a pocket 50 a. Similarly, an end facing the finger is sealed, and an opening 52 is disposed on the wrist-guard portion 20 close to a cuff end 24 of the wrist-guard portion 20. A sealing and fastening assembly 53 is disposed to seal the opening 52, the sealing and fastening assembly 53 (including a hook surface 53 a and a loop surface 53 b) and the sealing and fastening assembly 43 are prolonged to be connected as a whole. The pocket 50 a is used to accommodate the supporting member 51. Therefore, similarly, when the user wears the glove, the supporting member 51 extends crosses the wrist from the hand knife part, so as to support the whole palm and to ensure the whole palm not to bend towards the direction of the user's hand knife.
  • Please refer to FIG. 5, the wrist glove 10 in the first embodiment of the present invention has a plurality of supporting members 31, 41, and 51 respectively disposed in the first, second, and third accommodating portions 30, 40, and 50, so as to provide supporting power in four directions, as shown by arrows in FIG. 5, such that the palm and the wrist do not bend freely, and thus achieving a desirable effect of fixing the palm stance, and assisting the user to properly maintain the correct stance when he/she swings to hit the ball.
  • Referring to FIGS. 6A to 6D, in the wrist glove 10 of the first embodiment of the present invention, the first, second, and third accommodating portions 30, 40, and 50 made by elastic material that have slightly flexible elasticity in the breadth direction (the breadth direction is different from the longitudinal length direction of the fingers). The power of the wrist is different for each person, and the tactility is different as well. If the user does not have distinct sensing effect when merely one of the protecting and supporting members 31, 41, and 51 is fixed and assembled, he/she can replaced, increase or reduce selectively randomly the number of the supporting members 31, 41, and 51 as desired according to the personal comfort requirements and supporting power requirements. If a larger supporting power is required, additional supporting members (one more supporting member indicates to increase the supporting stress for one more time) are installed in the pocket. In the present invention, five supporting members 31 a, 31 b, 31 c, 41, and 51 can be further installed, in which three supporting members 31 a, 31 b, and 31 c are respectively accommodated in three pockets 30 a, 30 b, and 30 c of the first accommodating portion 30 arranged side by side, one supporting member 41 is accommodated in the pocket of the second accommodating portion 40, and the other supporting member 51 is accommodated in the pocket 50 a of the third accommodating portion 50. However, in the most preferred embodiment of the present invention, seven supporting members 31 a, 31 b, 31 c, 41 a, 41 b, 41 c, and 51 are additionally installed, in which three supporting members 31 a, 31 b, and 31 c are respectively accommodated in three pockets 30 a, 30 b, and 30 c of the first accommodating portion 30 arranged side by side, another three supporting members 41 a, 41 b, and 41 c are respectively accommodated in three parallel pockets 40 a, 40 b, and 40 c of the second accommodating portion 40, and the other supporting member 51 is accommodated in the pocket 50 a of the third accommodating portion 50.
  • In addition, the wrist glove 10 of the present invention can also provide various supporting members of different thicknesses, and different thickness indicates different supporting power, such that the user can select the used supporting member with a specific thickness according to personal requirements. When the sealing and fastening assemblies 33, 43, and 53 are sealed, it ensures that the supporting members 31, 41, and 51 in the glove will not drop out when the user wears the glove for sports. In the embodiment of the present invention, the supporting members 31, 41, and 51 are made of an elastic flat-sheet material. The process for replacing the supporting members is to first wear the glove and then install the supporting members. As shown in FIGS. 6A and 6B, after wearing the glove 10, if the user feels any discomfort after twisting or bending the wrist or after using the glove 10 for a while, he/she can directly open the sealing and fastening assemblies 33, 43, and 53 to freely and selectively increase and reduce the number of the supporting members disposed at any part at any moment, without necessarily taking off the wrist glove.
  • Referring to FIGS. 7A and 7B, since the wrist is over-bent towards the direction of the hand knife, both hands gripping the club are unavoidably excessively far away from the body in the address stance, in this way, such a stance makes the body over lean forwards and makes the center of gravity be unstabilized, as shown by the dash-line part in FIG. 7B. Therefore, a certain proper distance must be maintained between both hands gripping the club and the body in the address stance as shown by the solid-line part in FIG. 7B, so as to make the swinging action be simplified. When a shorter club is used, a full swing stance is achieved, and when a long club is used, a flat swing stance is achieved. This is the basic principle for the swinging action (the short club requires the hitting direction to be accurate, without necessarily requiring the distance, and the full swing can enhance the direction performance). The supporting member 51 of the third accommodating portion 50 can exactly restrict the whole wrist from over-bending towards the direction of the hand knife side, and can remind the user of the address stance, in which the distance between both hands for griping the club and the body is fixed, regardless of the short or the long club.
  • Referring to FIGS. 8A and 8B, the thumb can be moved freely without being affected, so the user can have the correct cook action (that is, when the user back swings to reach the top point, the wrist for guiding the club is properly bent towards the thumb direction). Additionally, due to the elastic restriction of the supporting member 31 c of the first accommodating portion 30 and the supporting member 51 of the third accommodating portion 50, the over cook action that may cause the over back swing does not occur. The over back swing easily causes the body to lean forwards, the body to lose balance, and the club to droop, such that the club track accuracy in the down swing is affected, the power of the arms is wasted, and the hitting power is affected.
  • Then, referring to FIGS. 9A and 9B, the wrist glove 10 in the second embodiment of the present invention is shown. In the second embodiment, the wrist glove 10 is similar to that of the first embodiment, which includes a glove portion 11, a wrist-guard portion 20, a first accommodating portion 30, a second accommodating portion 40, a third accommodating portion 50, and a plurality of supporting members 31, 41, and 51. The composition and the connecting relations are approximately the same as that in the first embodiment. The main difference between the glove 10 of the second embodiment and that of the first embodiment of the present invention lies in that, in the second embodiment, the wrist-guard portion 20 is not fixed and connected to the glove portion 11. The wrist-guard portion 20 is connected to the bottom end of the palm portion 13 for the glove portion 11 through using a zipper 60, such that the wrist-guard portion 20 is connected to the glove portion 11 and divides the pockets of the accommodating portions 30, 40, and 50 into two parts, one part is sewed and adhered on the wrist-guard portion 20, and an opening is disposed close to the connecting position of the zipper 60, the other part is sewed and adhered on the glove portion 11, and an opening is disposed close to the connecting position of the zipper 60. When the glove portion 11 and the wrist-guard portion 20 are joined together through using the zipper 60, the supporting members 31, 41, and 51 can penetrate a part of the pockets for the wrist-guard portion 20, and can penetrate the other part of the pockets for the glove portion 11 in the same direction position through the opening. In this manner, besides the above functions, the wrist-guard portion 20 can be separated from the glove portion 11 according to the user's requirements, so as to become a single glove and a single wrist-guard capable of being used separately and being replaced or cleaned individually, etc.
  • The invention being thus described, it will be obvious that the same may be varied in many ways. Such variations are not to be regarded as a departure from the spirit and scope of the invention, and all such modifications as would be obvious to one skilled in the art are intended to be included within the scope of the following claims.

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1. A wrist glove, applicable for wrapping a user's hand, wrist, and forepart of forearm to assist the user's hand and wrist to maintain a certain stance during sports, comprising:
a glove portion, having a finger portion and a palm portion, wherein the finger portion and the palm portion wrap a plurality of fingers of the hand and the palm of the hand respectively, and the palm portion has a palm center portion corresponding to the inner side of the palm, a palm back portion corresponding to the other side of the palm, and a hand knife portion corresponding to the hand knife part of the palm;
a wrist-guard portion, connected to the other side of the palm portion opposite to the finger portion, for wrapping the wrist and the forepart of the forearm;
a first accommodating portion, disposed on a surface of the wrist-guard portion and the palm back portion, and having at least three pockets arranged side by side, wherein the pockets are respectively corresponding to a second metacarpal of the palm, a left side of the second metacarpal, and a right side of the second metacarpal;
a second accommodating portion, disposed on a surface of the wrist-guard portion and the palm center portion;
a third accommodating portion, disposed on a surface of the wrist-guard portion and the hand knife portion; and
at least one supporting member, selectively accommodated in at least one of the first, second, and third accommodating portions.
2. The wrist glove as claimed in claim 1, wherein the wrist-guard portion has a cuff end on the other end opposite to the palm portion, the pockets of the first accommodating portion extend from the cuff end to a center position on the palm back portion corresponding to the second metacarpal of the palm, and an end of the pockets facing the finger is sealed.
3. The wrist glove as claimed in claim 1, wherein the wrist-guard portion has a cuff end on the other end opposite to the palm portion, the second accommodating portion has at least one pocket, the pocket extends from the cuff end to a pad portion on the palm center portion corresponding to a front surface of a first metacarpal of the palm, the center edge of the palm close to the wrist, and a surface of a fifth metacarpal of the palm close to the wrist, and an end of the pockets facing the finger is sealed.
4. The wrist glove as claimed in claim 1, wherein the wrist-guard portion has a cuff end on the other end opposite to the palm portion, the second accommodating portion has three parallel pockets, the pockets respectively extend from the cuff end to the pad portion on the palm center portion corresponding to the front surface of the first metacarpal of the palm, the center edge of the palm close to the wrist, and a surface of a fifth metacarpal of the palm close to the wrist, and an end of the pockets facing the finger is sealed.
5. The wrist glove as claimed in claim 1, wherein the wrist-guard portion has a cuff end on the other end opposite to the palm portion, the third accommodating portion extends from the cuff end to a center position on the hand knife portion corresponding to the fifth metacarpal of the palm, the third accommodating portion has a pocket, and an end of the pocket facing the finger is sealed.
6. The wrist glove as claimed in claim 1, wherein the wrist-guard portion is an elastic material, such that the wrist-guard portion is annularly tied on the forepart of the forearm along an outer periphery of the forepart of the forearm under the normal state.
7. The wrist glove as claimed in claim 1, wherein the wrist-guard portion has a cuff end on the other end opposite to the palm portion, the pockets of the first, second, third accommodating portions all have an opening close to the cuff end, and have a sealing and fastening assembly corresponding each opening, the sealing and fastening assembly has a hook and loop fastening tape component capable of sealing the opening, such that the supporting member is disposed therein.
8. The wrist glove as claimed in claim 3, further comprising five supporting members, wherein three of the supporting members are respectively accommodated in three pockets of the first accommodating portion, one of the remaining supporting members is accommodated in the pocket of the second accommodating portion, and the other one is accommodated in the pocket of the third accommodating portion.
9. The wrist glove as claimed in claim 4, further comprising seven supporting members, wherein three of the supporting members are respectively accommodated in three pockets of the first accommodating portion, another three of the remaining supporting members are accommodated in three pockets of the second accommodating portion respectively, and the other one is accommodated in the third accommodating portion.
10. The wrist glove as claimed in claim 1, wherein the first accommodating portion, the second accommodating portion, and the third accommodating portion are sewed on the surface of the wrist-guard portion and the palm portion.
11. The wrist glove as claimed in claim 1, wherein a zipper exists between the glove portion and the wrist-guard portion, for connecting the glove portion to the wrist-guard portion, such that the wrist-guard portion is selectively connected to the glove portion.
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