Patent application title: BODY PART COVERING EMBEDDED WITH BAKING SODA
Evan Karls (Dorval, CA)
167986 CANADA INC.
IPC8 Class: AA41D1900FI
Class name: Gloves materials rubber
Publication date: 2016-01-28
Patent application number: 20160021951
A body part covering article embedded with sodium bicarbonate and a
process for creating this article. The body part covering article
includes an inner covering and an outer covering with at least the inner
covering being embedded with sodium bicarbonate. In one embodiment the
inner covering an outer covering are integral with each other and created
as one piece. In one embodiment the body part covering article is a glove
with latex as the outer covering and the inner covering of a material
which can absorb the sodium bicarbonate.
1. A body part covering article comprising: an outer covering; an inner
covering; wherein at least the inner covering is embedded with sodium
2. A body part covering article according to claim 1 wherein the covering article is for a hand.
3. A body part covering article according to claim 2 wherein the covering article is a glove.
4. A body part covering article according to claim 2 wherein the inner covering is a cotton flock lining.
5. A body part covering article according to claim 4 wherein the outer covering is comprised of latex.
6. A body part covering article according to claim 5 wherein the inner cotton flock lining is removable.
7. A body part covering article according to claim 1 wherein the inner covering is a cotton flock lining.
8. A body part covering article according to claim 7 wherein the cotton flock lining is removable.
9. A body part covering article according to claim 1 wherein the outer covering and inner covering are integral and created as one piece.
10. A body part covering article according to claim 9 wherein at least the inner covering is embedded with sodium bicarbonate by dipping it in a 20% solution by weight of sodium bicarbonate.
11. A process for creating a sodium bicarbonate embedded body part covering article comprising: dipping the covering article in coagulant; dipping the covering article in Latex; placing the covering article in a gelling oven; performing a leaching process; dipping the covering article in latex; preforming a beading process; performing a flocking process; placing the covering article in an curing oven; dipping the covering article in a solution of sodium bicarbonate; performing a stripping process; drying the covering article.
12. A body part covering article according to claim 11 in which the covering article is a glove.
13. A body part covering article according to claim 12 in which the sodium bicarbonate solution comprises 20% sodium bicarbonate by weight.
CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION
 This non-provisional application claims priority from pending provisional Application No. 62/028,085 filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Jul. 23, 2014 and which is fully incorporated into this application.
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
 The present invention relates to a human body part covering embedded with baking soda and method to create it.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
 The household latex glove has long been a basic staple for everyday cleaning. The typically yellow household rubber/latex glove has been a basic commodity in everyday cleaning with no innovation or evolution. A major issue with latex household gloves (e.g. yellow cleaning rubber gloves) is that after an extended use, the end users' hands begin to get sweaty, which leaves moisture on the inside of the glove, in turn creating bacteria and bacteria related odors. This problem exists for all types of body part coverings/clothing which may contact a person's perspiration.
 Until the creation of this invention, there has been no viable solution to this common problem. The only option for a user would be to use the gloves for the extended period of time, take them off, inverse them, clean them, and let the gloves dry.
 A glove and method for creating which will effectively remove the moisture on the end users hand preventing bacteria odor and mold from growing within the inside of the glove.
 Applicant has created a way of bringing the power and application of sodium bicarbonate to the everyday household latex glove. Baking Soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), has been known for years for its versatile applications including odor and bacteria neutralizing capabilities. By dipping the household glove into a diluted bath of baking soda, during the production stage, with a ratio of 200 grams of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) per 1 liter of water (H2O), the applicant was able to successfully embed the household glove with baking soda. This process can also be used to add baking soda to other type gloves as well as coverings for other body parts.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
 FIG. 1 is a flow diagram for a process for producing latex rubber gloves.
 FIG. 2 is a flow diagram for a new process for producing latex rubber gloves embedded with sodium bicarbonate.
 Finding a process to incorporate sodium bicarbonate into a body part covering article required experimentation and testing. Latex gloves as an outer covering with an inner covering/lining of cotton flock were used in the experimentation and testing. Determining the best process to embed baking soda in Latex gloves required trying numerous methods to apply various percentages of sodium bicarbonate into the glove. Initial tests and trials failed when trying to mix sodium bicarbonate with the raw material of the latex. Tests failed when the applicant attempted to mix the sodium bicarbonate with the diluted cotton flock. Tests failed when the applicant dipped the gloves in a diluted sodium bicarbonate bath and then sent through a furnace for drying, since sodium bicarbonate disintegrates at 140° C., and the furnaces burn at over 150° C.
 All the trials and testing resulted in determining that dipping the glove in a 20% solution by weight and allowing the wet solution to dry without adding heat provided the best process/method to create this new glove. This process of dipping in a solution with a ratio of 200 grams of sodium bicarbonate per 1 litter of water results in the sodium bicarbonate being embedded into the cotton flocking lining in the glove.
 FIG. 1 is a typical existing process flowchart for creating a latex glove. FIG. 2 modifies this typical existing flowchart to include the dipping in a sodium bicarbonate solution. A process for creating a sodium bicarbonate embedded latex glove is as follows: dipping the covering article in coagulant; dipping the covering article in latex; placing the covering article in a gelling oven; performing a leaching process; dipping the covering article in latex; preforming a beading process; performing a flocking process; placing the covering article in an curing oven; dipping the covering article in a solution of sodium bicarbonate; performing a stripping process; drying the covering article.
 The amount of time required for drying depends on numerous factors including: the material being embedded with sodium bicarbonate, the thickness of the material into which baking soda is being embedded, along with dryer arrangement and environment issues. Dryer arrangement and environment issues include positioning and any movement of the article being dried, the temperature, the humidity, and the pressure to which the embedded article is exposed during drying. A typical drying time in a temperature of 75° C. is thirty minutes. The temperature must be kept below the disintegration temperature for sodium bicarbonate. Once the material and thickness are selected, simple experimentation can be performed by anyone skilled in the art to determine the best combination dryer environment factors in article arrangement factors.
 In other embodiments a different material such as foam or fabrics made of wool, cotton, and synthetic fibers is utilized as the inner covering or lining into which sodium bicarbonate is embedded. The sodium bicarbonate can also be embedded into a separate lining over which a outer covering article of latex or other material can be placed. Such separate linings can also be designed and created for other applications such as shoes, rims of hats, headbands, shirts, and other articles intended to cover other parts of a body. And instead of an outer covering article and an inner covering article, the entire body part covering article can be created from one piece of material embedded with sodium bicarbonate. In other embodiments the covering articles are for non-human animals.
 The above is a detailed description of particular embodiments of the invention. It is recognized that departures from the disclosed embodiments may be made within the scope of the invention and that obvious modifications will occur to a person skilled in the art. Those of skill in the art should, in light of the present disclosure, appreciate that many changes can be made in the specific embodiments which are disclosed herein and still obtain a like or similar result without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. All of the embodiments disclosed and claimed herein can be made and executed without undue experimentation in light of the present disclosure.
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