Scent-free, camouflaged, and single-layered latex gloves for various
personnel desiring to prevent odorous detection by animals or protection
from dangerous materials such as bacteria, viruses and the like when
handling infected persons. The colored gloves are camouflaged with
various colored patterns. Additionally, indicia such as logos and
advertisements can be imprinted-on the gloves.
1. A scent-free and camouflaged latex glove comprising: a single
layer of latex forming a cuff portion, a palm portion, a thumb and
four fingers defining each glove; the glove having an exterior surface
comprising a single base color; and the glove having randomly sized
and shaped patches of accessory colors other than the base color
coated on the exterior surface and defining a camouflage pattern;
whereby a wearer of the glove is protected from leaving a scent
on objects touched by the glove, from emanating human scent from
a hand inside the glove, and from contacting dangerous bacteria,
viruses and biological hazardous materials with the gloved hand.
2. The scent-free and camouflaged latex glove according to claim
1, wherein the glove is symmetrical and adapted for being worn on
either a right or left hand.
3. The scent-free and camouflaged latex glove according to claim
1, wherein the glove has a textured surface.
4. The scent-free and camouflaged latex glove according to claim
1, further comprising indicia imprinted on the exterior surface.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
 1. Field of the Invention
 The present invention relates generally to gloves. More
specifically, the invention is at least one glove, or a pair of
gloves, which, according to the present invention, are scent-free,
multi-colored, i.e., camouflaged, and indicia imprinted single-layer
latex gloves, which can be utilized by hunters, fishermen, military
personnel, emergency medical units, and the like.
 2. Description of the Related Art
 The related art of interest describes various gloves, but
none discloses the present invention. There is a need for gloves
which are tightly fitting, scent-free, multi-colored and indicia
imprinted latex gloves which can be used by persons to prevent detection
by animals, and to prevent contamination by bacteria, viruses and
the like. The related art is described in the order of perceived
relevance to the present invention.
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,173,966 issued on Dec. 29, 1992, to David
B. DeLeo describes a coded (visual indicia) health-care pair of
gloves constituted of thin transparent or translucent latex or other
elastic rubber-like material. A thumb portion and a pinkie portion
are marked at side edges with different internal colors for each
hand for enabling the user to initially pick up the right glove
and easily wear it on the user's hand in the proper position. The
right glove's thumb has an internal gold or yellow stripe and the
wrist portion has raised ribs. The left glove has external raised
dots or ribs and an internal blue stripe on its thumb. The left
glove's wrist portion has another blue stripe and a self-sticking
or pressure reactive label inside. The gloves are distinguishable
for having features mainly for the purpose of identifying the right
glove from the left glove for a health-care user, even though a
thin transparent or translucent latex or rubber-like glove is essential.
 U.S. Pat. No. 4,864,661 issued on Sep. 12, 1989, to Neal
I. Gimbel describes a puncture resistant surgical latex glove having
puncture resistant woven guard portions on the thumb, forefinger
and middle finger at the joints. The gloves are distinguishable
for requiring guard portions at specific portions of a surgical
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,581,811 issued on Dec. 10, 1996, to Carl
J. Cohen et al. describes a protective glove for preventing inadvertent
punctures of a health care worker's hand comprising sharkskin and/or
leather on a latex glove, and, optionally, contain a viricide, bactericide
or a mesh layer between the aforementioned layers. The glove is
distinguishable for requiring multiple layers of sharkskin, leather,
latex, and either a viricide, bactericide or a mesh layer internally.
 U.S. Pat. No. 4,935,260 issued on Jun. 19, 1990, to Robin
R. T. Shlenker describes a covering composition for various parts
of the human body including a multi-layered glove body comprising
a latex outer layer, an intermediate layer containing either alternating
chambers, sponge, or cellulose containing a chemical barrier agent,
and a latex inner layer. The glove is distinguishable for requiring
three layers and an encapsulated inner chemical barrier.
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,335,373 issued on Aug. 9, 1994, to Kenneth
H. Dangman et al. describes protective medical gloves containing
a liquid antiseptic composition between two flexible layers. The
liquid composition can be a surface-active agent, an analgesic agent,
a colorant, a vasoconstrictive agent, a smell-causing agent, and
a viscosity-modifying agent. The gloves are distinguishable for
requiring a liquid agent between two flexible layers.
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,357,636 issued on October, 25, 1994, to
Karl P. Dresdner, Jr. et al. describes a flexible protective medical
glove containing an inner non-liquid antiseptic composition. The
glove is distinguishable for requiring an inner antiseptic composition.
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,682,613 issued on Nov. 4, 1997, to Chuck
Dinatale describes a waterproof breathable glove comprising a laminate
of a porous elastomeric, a fabric layer, and a waterproof breathable
film. The glove is distinguishable for requiring multiple layers.
 U.S. Pat. No. 6,000,057 issued on Dec. 14, 1999, to Anthony
E. Newman describes an odor preventing hunting apparel constructed
from antimicrobial fabrics having specific spectral reflectance
curves and values. The apparel is distinguishable for requiring
antimicrobial fabrics with specific spectral reflectance curves
 U.S. Pat. No. 6,127,022 issued on Oct. 3, 2000, to Zagarias
H. J. Pretorius describes a camouflage surface for concealment from,
and deception of, a herbivorous animal.
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,409,760 issued on Apr. 25, 1995, to Jay
Neitz et al. describes camouflage materials for reducing visual
detection by deer and other dichromatic animals containing at least
two coloring agents which limit photooptic light emissions to at
least two bands of wavelengths. The camouflage materials are distinguishable
for being limited to coloring agent which limit photooptic light
emissions to at least two bands of wavelengths.
 U.S. Pat. No. 5,985,381 issued on Nov. 16, 1999, to Kyle
H. Conner describes clothing articles having an increasing camouflaging
effect according to the ambient light level which is made by adding
a photochromic material having a first chromic state under low light
conditions, and a second chromic state under higher light conditions,
onto a clothing pattern. The article and method are distinguishable
for being restricted to clothes and photochromic materials.
 None of the above inventions and patents, taken either singly
or in combination, is seen to describe the instant invention as
claimed. Thus, scent-free camouflaged latex gloves solving the aforementioned
problems is desired.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
 The present invention is a single glove or a pair of gloves
which can be used by hunters, fishermen, military personnel, emergency
medical personnel, and the like for the prevention of emanating
or leaving human odors, and the prevention of contamination from
harmful bacteria, viruses and hazardous biological materials. The
glove allows the user to touch various objects during a hunt, a
military operation, and the like, without leaving a human scent
which would jeopardize the user's intended operation. Moreover,
emergency medical personnel will be protected from contamination
when treating and handling patients having contagious diseases.
In the broadest context, usage of these gloves comprises any task
in which the user needs hand concealment, general cleanliness, and
a scent-free barrier between the hand and its environment. In one
embodiment, indicia such as logos and advertisement can also be
added. Other indicia includes botanical, ornithological, oceanographical,
geological, animals, mammals, reptiles, racing, sporting items,
geometrical designs, and the like. A specific example is illustrated
for the invaluable use of a bowhunter who must come as close to
the animal being hunted as possible without being detected and which
requires a pair of camouflaged latex gloves which will not leave
the bowhunter's scent on any article or surrounding object to warn
an animal having a superior sense of smell.
 Accordingly, it is a principal object of the invention to
provide scent-free camouflaged latex gloves.
 It is another object of the invention to provide scent-free
camouflaged latex gloves which have a base color which can be any
 Still another object of the invention is to provide scent-free
camouflaged latex gloves for hunting, fishing, nighttime military
operations, and the like activities.
 Yet still another object of the invention is to provide
camouflaged gloves with various indicia including botanical, ornithological,
oceanographical, geological, animals, mammals, reptiles, racing,
sporting items, printed logos, advertisements, geometrical designs,
and the like.
 It is an object of the invention to provide improved elements
and arrangements thereof for the purposes described which is inexpensive,
dependable and fully effective in accomplishing its intended purposes.
 These and other objects of the present invention will become
readily apparent upon further review of the following specification
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
 FIG. 1 is an environmental, perspective view of a hunter
with a bow and arrow using scent-free camouflaged latex gloves according
to the present invention.
 FIG. 2 is a front elevational view of a glove according
to the present invention.
 FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view of a glove according to
the present invention.
 Similar reference characters denote corresponding features
consistently throughout the attached drawings.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
 The present invention, as depicted in FIG. 1, is a pair
of camouflaged latex gloves 10, shown as used by a hunter H both
to protect the hunter's hands from contamination, and to prevent
the hunter from leaving his scent behind on any object that he touches
which might be detected by game animals having a keen sense of smell.
FIG. 1 shows the hunter H aiming a bow B and arrow A. Advantageously,
the latex gloves 10 are relatively thin, flexible and elastic, tightly
conforming to the hunter's hands so that the hunter H can easily
manipulate the drawstring D and arrow A by touch.
 As shown more clearly in FIGS. 2 and 3, the camouflage latex
glove 10 of the present invention is made from a single layer of
latex, and has a base color on the exterior surface 12 of the glove
10. The glove 10 has a standard glove shape, including a cuff 10a
portion for disposition over the wrist, a palm portion 10b for enclosing
the palm and the back of the hand, four fingers 10c, and a thumb
10d, so that the hand is completely covered from the wrist to the
fingertips. A plurality of patches 14 of irregular shape are randomly
disposed over the base exterior surface 12. The patches 14 are of
various colors, such as brown, black, green, dark and light grey,
orange, white, beige, pink, purple, and the like, which are designed
to blend in with the base color of the exterior surface 12 of the
glove 10 to create a mosaic of colors which blends in with foliage,
so that game animals would be less likely to notice movement of
the hunter's hands. The patches 14 can be applied by coating the
exterior surface 12 with any dye capable of permanently adhering
to latex, as is known in the art. Since the latex glove 10 is symmetrical
at front and rear, the glove 10 can be worn on either the left hand
or the right hand.
 The gloves 10 can be disposable, and can be packaged in
a suitable dispenser which minimizes handling of the gloves 10 in
order to prevent the exterior surface 12 from becoming contaminated
with the hunter's scent through excessive handling. As shown in
FIGS. 2 and 3, the camouflaged latex gloves 10 of the present invention
can have indicia 18, such as a logo or advertisement, imprinted
on the palm or the back of the hand.
 Although the camouflage latex glove 10 has been described
with reference to its use by hunters, and therefore illustrated
with a simulated foliage camouflage pattern, it will be understood
that the camouflage pattern may vary with the intended use in order
to blend in with the environment. For example, the camouflage pattern
may consist of a solid black pattern for use by the military in
night operations, e.g., by commandos.
 The latex gloves 10 are water impermeable, so that they
offer some protection for keeping the hunter's hands dry in inclement
weather. The latex gloves 10 can be textured or smooth to meet the
needs of the user. The latex gloves 10 would be supplied in a range
of sizes. Further, the latex gloves 10 offer protection from mud,
soil, tree and plant resins, and other contaminants, including harmful
bacteria, viruses, or other infectious agents which can be encountered
in the blood or viscera of an animal or fish while gutting or dressing
 It is to be understood that the present invention is not
limited to the embodiments described above, but encompasses any
and all embodiments within the scope of the following claims.