Patent application title: Fumble Resistance
Ubai Ka'Ab Abu-Bakr (Fountain, CO, US)
IPC8 Class: AA41D100FI
Class name: Apparel body garments
Publication date: 2012-11-29
Patent application number: 20120297517
What's new about this innovation is that it evolves the game of American
Football by combining a sports apparel compression shirt that many
football players wear today especially in the cold, with the sticky
rubber found on the palm side of a receivers football gloves in a unique
way that gives a ball carrier more of a realistic chance of a fumble
caused by himself rather than the shirt he wore. Therefore fixing the
problem of increased fumbles due to wearing a long sleeve
moisture-wicking compression shirt.
1. A long-sleeved sport apparel shirt that has sticky rubber on the
forearms, which makes it more difficult to fumble a football while worn.
A sport apparel compression shirt comprising of a neck hole, a torso, and
left and right long arm sleeves. The left and right arm sleeves have a
sticky rubber material that is found on the palm side of football
receiver glove. The sticky rubber covers the entire forearm from 2 inches
above the elbow to the wrist. The sticky rubber must maintain grip on the
football through any climate just like football gloves do.
 This application claims the benefit of provisional patent
application Ser. No. 61/489,061 Filed on May 23, 2011
 This innovation refers to sport apparel
BACKGROUND PRIOR ART
TABLE-US-00001 Publication Number Kind code Publ. Date Applicant Us. 2010/0000005 A1 Jan. 7, 2010 Dossman
 Many football player across the country can be seen wearing Under Armour. Though Under Armour is a prevalent, its long-sleeved shirts can pose a problem for football players who carry the ball. Wearing the shirt increases the likelihood of fumbling due to the ball coming in contact with the sleeves, because the material of the shirt is not conducive to securing the ball. I have come up with an idea which changes that. This invention is comprised the long-sleeved compression shirt and the sticky rubber on the palm side of a receiver's football gloves. The shirt is a moisture-wicking material that is sold by many sports apparel companies including Nike, Adidas, and Starter. The martial is made of a combination of polyester, nylon and elastane
 The way that this invention differs from Dossman is that Dossman's grip material only covers a small section of the forearm where the football would be touching. "Each sleeve includes a tactified section that extends from the upper bicep to the forearm"--Dossman
 My invention's sticky rubber covers from the elbow to the wrist, capturing a wider section of the area where the football would touch the forearm, therefore making my invention significantly different from the prior art, giving one a better grip on the football and a lesser chance of a fumble.
 This invention also does not have any different internal material to stop the sleeves from riding up. This invention also differs by the way that one can choose to have a pull on sleeve rather than the entire compression shirt.
 Fumble resistance is simple and it is much like the Under Armour sleeve shirts worn by many professional football players or the many long pull on sleeves that many basketball players wear, except that it will have the same kind of sticky rubber material found on the palm side of the football gloves shown in the picture on page 2 above. This material is used on the palm side of football gloves that helps receivers grip and catch the ball by increasing the friction with the gloves and the ball. This same material would be put on, for example, a long sleeve Under Armour shirt or a pull on sleeve from 2 inches above the elbow to the wrist reducing the chances of fumbling. This same idea would also be on, for example, a pull on sleeve (which I have included in my drawings) which is also called Under Armour's Invincible Forearm Shivers. The sticky rubber must be sticking out from the surface of the compression shirt on the forearm at least 1/16th of an inch for the best results in order for the football not to touch the slippery compression material on the forearm where the ball will be, unless the forearms of the compression shirts is completely covered in the sticky rubber or at least the majority is covered in the sticky rubber as shown in FIG. 2 drawing.
Disadvantages of Current Under Amour Long-Sleeve Gear:
 While playing football in high school, I purchased Under Armour's long-sleeved heat gear compression shirt, and I soon noticed that when wearing it I fumbled the football more often because the football would slide along the sleeves. I had to pull up the sleeves to my elbow in order to keep a good grip on the football.
 Wearing such a shirt would give the wearer all of the advantages of Under Armour, which protects a player for the elements, without the disadvantage of increased chances of fumbling.
 FIGS. F1 through F4 are examples of different kinds of designs of the fumble resistance to give an idea of how it looks and works.
 F1 is a branching example
 F2 is a fully covered example
 F3 is a horizontal line example
 F4 is a dotted example
 F5 is a pull on sleeve vertical line example
 F6 is a swirling and dotted example
 F7 is a customizable example with the NFL logo on it
 And F8 is a zig zag example
 The manner of using the Fumble Resistance works much like football gloves that almost every wide receiver wears in the NFL in order to help catch and keep control of the football. If any football player who carries the football, either a running back or a wide receiver, wears the fumble resistance compression shirts, and carries the football the way they are coached to carry it, one will then be using the fumble resistance properly.
Conclusion, Ramification, and Scope.
 With this kind of innovation on the football field, a fan can be more at ease that their favorite team will not fumble the football due to a player wearing Under Armour's long sleeve heat and cold gear. And therefore, the outcome of football games would not be determined so much on fumbles.
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