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US20090158495A1
US20090158495A1 US12004911 US491107A US2009158495A1 US 20090158495 A1 US20090158495 A1 US 20090158495A1 US 12004911 US12004911 US 12004911 US 491107 A US491107 A US 491107A US 2009158495 A1 US2009158495 A1 US 2009158495A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D19/00Gloves
    • A41D19/0024Gloves with accessories
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A42HEADWEAR
    • A42BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
    • A42B3/00Helmets; Helmet covers; Other protective head coverings
    • A42B3/04Parts, details or accessories of helmets
    • A42B3/18Face protection devices
    • A42B3/22Visors
    • A42B3/26Visors with cleaning means, e.g. wipers ; Movable or interchangeable vision films or sheets

Abstract

A glove adapted for a motorcyclist who is wearing a helmet with a visor wherein a pouch of cleaning fluid is positioned on the cuff portion of the glove and which is able to supply cleaning fluid to at least one of first and second layers of flexible material positioned on the glove. The first flexible layer is secured to the glove at the juncture of the thumb portion and index finger portion of the glove while the second layer of flexible material is positioned on the glove on the index finger portion so as to partially extend over the palm side portion of the glove and so as to extend partially over the back side portion of the glove.

Description

    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    1. Field of the Invention
  • [0002]
    This invention relates to a glove for a motorcyclist wearing a full faced helmet with a visor and more particularly to a glove which may be used to clean the visor of the helmet without the need for the motorcyclist to bring the motorcycle to a halt.
  • [0003]
    2. Description of the Related Art
  • [0004]
    Full faced helmets which incorporate a visor provide a greater degree of facial protection than other helmet systems. However many motorcyclists encounter insects and debris which strike and smear the motorcyclist's visor preventing the rider from maintaining safe and optimal vision. Many motorcyclists who wish to incorporate the safety aspects of a full faced helmet travel long distances in remote locales which lack services or are faced with high volumes of urban interstate traffic which make the exiting and entrance from traffic flow a hazardous endeavor. Thus, on many occasions the motorcyclist may need to clean his/her helmet visor while moving especially of insects whose acidic debris begin to dry almost immediately when coupled with heat and airflow. Debris cannot be simply wiped from the visor with a cloth or glove thereby making it necessary that some form of cleaning fluid be utilized to clean the insects and debris from the helmet visor. Lastly, during the cleaning operation, the motorcyclist must take care so as not to obstruct his/her vision.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0005]
    A glove is disclosed which is adapted to be worn on the left hand of a motorcyclist who is wearing a helmet with a visor thereon. The glove includes a glove cuff portion, a glove thumb portion, glove finger portions including a glove index finger portion, a palm side and a backhand side. A first layer of flexible material is secured via Velcro™ to the glove so as to be positioned over the juncture of the glove thumb portion and the glove index finger. A second layer of flexible material is secured to the glove so as to be positioned on the glove index finger portion.
  • [0006]
    A flexible cleaning fluid pouch is positioned in a selectively closeable compartment provided on the glove cuff portion at the backhand side thereof. A fluid conduit extends from the pouch to the second layer of flexible material for selectively supplying cleaning fluid to the layer of flexible material. The fluid conduit has a check valve imposed therein. When the motorcyclist desires to clean his/her helmet visor, the motorcyclist compresses the pouch to force cleaning fluid through the fluid conduit and a check valve imposed therein to the second layer of flexible material. The motorcyclist may then move his/her glove over the helmet visor in a manner so that the layers of flexible material will clean the insects or the like from the visor without obstructing the motorcyclist's vision.
  • [0007]
    It is therefore a principal object of the invention to provide a glove which is adapted to be worn on the left hand of a motorcyclist who is wearing a helmet with a visor thereon with the glove being adapted to be used to wipe or clean foreign materials from the visor on the helmet.
  • [0008]
    A further object of the invention is to provide a glove of the type described which includes a flexible pouch which contains cleaning fluid which is in communication with a layer of flexible material so as to supply cleaning fluid thereto.
  • [0009]
    Still another object of the invention is to provide a glove of the type described which is convenient to use and which does not affect the vision of the motorcyclist while cleaning the motorcyclist's helmet visor.
  • [0010]
    Still another object of the invention is to provide a glove of the type described which does not interfere with the normal use of the motorcyclist's left hand which controls the clutch of the motorcycle.
  • [0011]
    These and other objects will be apparent to those skilled in the art.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0012]
    FIG. 1 is a partial perspective view of a motorcyclist who is wearing a helmet with a visor thereon which has been smeared with insects or the like;
  • [0013]
    FIG. 2 is a partial exploded perspective view of the glove of this invention as seen from the palm side thereof;
  • [0014]
    FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the glove of this invention as seen from the palm side thereof
  • [0015]
    FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of the glove of this invention as seen from the backhand side thereof; and
  • [0016]
    FIG. 5 is a perspective view illustrating a manner in which a motorcyclist who is wearing the glove of this invention cleaning the visor of the helmet.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • [0017]
    The numeral 10 refers generally to a motorcyclist wearing a helmet 12 including a visor 14. As seen in FIG. 1, the visor 14 may become smeared with insects or debris 16 which interfere with the vision of the motorcyclist. The glove of this invention is generally designated by the reference numeral 18 and is preferably a left-handed glove.
  • [0018]
    The glove 18 includes a glove cuff portion 20, glove thumb portion 22, and glove finger portions 24 including a glove index finger portion 26. The glove 18 will be described as including a palm side 28 and a backhand side 30. Glove 18 is preferably constructed of a waterproof material such as Neoprene™ or rubber. Glove cuff portion 20 includes an exterior/interior compartment 32 formed therein at the backhand side 30 which is selectively closeable by a flap 34 by Velcro™ hook and loop fasteners 35. The numeral 36 refers to a flexible cleaning fluid pouch will contain cleaning fluid therein and which has a fluid conduit 38 extending therefrom. Fluid conduit 38 is detachable and secured to a check valve 40 which imposed on fluid conduit 42. The check valve 40 prevents fluid from flowing from the pouch 36 to the fluid conduit 42 until sufficient squeezing pressure has been imposed on the pouch 36 to force cleaning fluid there through.
  • [0019]
    The numeral 44 refers to a first layer of flexible material which is secured to the glove 18 by any convenient means so as to be positioned over the juncture of the glove thumb portion 22 and the glove index finger portion 26 as illustrated in FIGS. 2-4. The layer of flexible material 44 partially extends over the palm side 28 of the glove 18 as illustrated in FIGS. 2 and 3 and partially over the backhand side 30 of glove 18 as illustrated in FIG. 4. Layer 44 is preferably constructed of a material having a rough outer surface as illustrated by the reference numeral 46 in FIG. 2. Layer 44 is used to wipe debris from the visor after fluid is applied by flexible material 48. Layer 44 will be attached via Velcro™ which will enable the rider to wash or rinse accumulated debris from layer 44 post riding. Glove 18 also has a second layer of flexible material 48 secured thereto by any convenient means and positioned on the index finger 26 so as to partially extend over the palm side portion 28 of the glove as illustrated in FIG. 2 and so as to extend partially over the back side portion 30 as illustrated in FIG. 4. Layer 48 is also preferably comprised of a material such as terry cloth or the like and which has a rough exterior surface referred to generally by the reference numeral 50 in FIG. 2.
  • [0020]
    As seen in FIGS. 2 and 3, the flexible fluid conduit 42 extends through the interior or over the exterior of the glove 18 to a position beneath the layer 48. It is preferred that the layers 44 and 48 be separate but they could be one continuous material if so desired. It is also preferred that the fluid conduit 42 only be in communication with the underside of layer 48 but it may also be in communication with the underside of layer 44 if so desired.
  • [0021]
    In use, the glove 18 is positioned on the left hand of the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist is then able to remove insects or the like from the visor 14 of the helmet 12 by positioning his/her gloved hand on the visor 14 so that the layers 44 and 48 are in contact with the exterior surface of the visor 14. The motorcyclist would have previously compressed the pouch 36 by pressing the glove 18 against the motorcyclist's helmet, chest or other body portion to force cleaning fluid through the conduit 38, check valve 40 and conduit 42 to supply cleaning fluid to the layer 48 which absorbs the cleaning fluid. The motorcyclist then moves his/her hand over the visor 14 to remove the insects therefrom, such as seen in FIG. 5. The removal process does not interfere with the vision of the motorcyclist since only a portion of the glove 18 is positioned on the exterior of the visor 14 at any time.
  • [0022]
    Thus it can be seen that the glove of this invention accomplishes at least all of its stated objectives.

Claims (9)

  1. 1. A glove adapted to be worn on the hand of a motorcyclist wearing a helmet with a visor thereon, comprising;
    a glove cuff portion, a glove thumb portion, glove finger portions including a glove index finger portion, a palm side and a backhand side;
    a first layer of flexible material secured to the glove so as to be positioned over the juncture of said glove thumb portion and said glove index finger portion;
    a second layer of flexible material secured to said glove so as to be positioned on said glove index finger portion adjacent said glove thumb portion;
    a flexible cleaning fluid pouch secured to said glove cuff portion;
    and a fluid conduit extending from said pouch to at least the second layer of flexible material for selectively supplying cleaning fluid to said second layer of flexible material to enable the motorcyclist to clean foreign material from the visor of the helmet by moving the glove so as to wipe said first and second layers of flexible material across the visor.
  2. 2. The glove of claim 1 wherein a normally closed check valve is imposed in said fluid conduit which normally prevents the flow of fluid from said pouch to said second layer of flexible material.
  3. 3. The glove of claim 1 wherein said layers of flexible material have a roughened outer surface.
  4. 4. The glove of claim 1 wherein said layers of flexible material are comprised of a moisture absorbent material.
  5. 5. The glove of claim 1 wherein said glove portions are comprised of a waterproof material.
  6. 6. The glove of claim 1 wherein said first layer of flexible material partially extends over said palm side and said backhand side.
  7. 7. The glove of claim 1 wherein said second layer of flexible material partially extends over said backhand side and said palm side.
  8. 8. The glove of claim 1 wherein said glove cuff portion includes a selectively closeable compartment and wherein said pouch is selectively removable from said closeable compartment.
  9. 9. The glove of claim 8 wherein said selectively closeable compartment is positioned at said backhand side of said glove cuff portion
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