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United States Patent Application 20170340151
Kind Code A1
Liu; Ji Jun November 30, 2017

Multi function dessert fork

Abstract

The innovated multi function dessert fork comprises an equal sign and triple-arrow of two different designs with forking, cutting and shoveling food of three functionalities together. Unlike a normal fork, the multifunction dessert fork has two dedicated cutting edges that would cut any dessert easily without using a dinner knife; it would also fit left and right hand person perfectly. The fork has only three effective teeth, and they are shorter than normal fork teeth, which would make more room for cutting and shoveling food. It is new design with a novel look. It would bring more convenient to our life as well as more fun to enjoy the dessert.


Inventors: Liu; Ji Jun; (Sacramento, CA)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Liu; Ji Jun

Sacramento

CA

US
Family ID: 1000002003252
Appl. No.: 14/999583
Filed: May 28, 2016


Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A47G 21/02 20130101
International Class: A47G 21/02 20060101 A47G021/02

Claims



1. The idea and design of multi function dessert fork comprising: three shortened fork teeth, two dedicated cutting edges, and two different designs of an equal sign and triple arrows would be used on the fork.

2. The multi function dessert fork of claim 1, there are three shortened fork teeth about 5/8'' inch long in the front part of the fork.

3. The multi function dessert fork of claim 1, there are two dedicated cutting edges with 4 round corners on the two sides of the fork.

4. The multi function dessert fork of claim 1, there are two different designs of an equal sign pattern and a triple-arrow pattern would be used on the fork.
Description



CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] (NOT APPLICABLE)

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

[0002] (NOT APPLICABLE)

REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING, A TABLE, OR A COMPUTER PROGRAM LISTING COMPACT DISC APPENDIX

[0003] (NOT APPLICABLE)

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0004] The present disclosure relates to forks being capable of forking, cutting and shoveling the food easily and effectively.

[0005] Dessert is a very important part in our life. People love to eat dessert like cakes or fruits after meal. What I am going to point out is the tableware that people used for eating the dessert. After eating the meal, I noticed that some people like to use their dinner forks to cut a large piece of cake or fruit instead of using their knives, because they don't want to use their contaminated dinner knives to cut their dessert, in the meantime they want to be fast and easy. It tells me that people want to use the fork as a knife with cutting functionality, and there isn't a fork with multi functionalities available in the current market.

[0006] Therefore an innovated multi function dessert fork solving the aforementioned issue is desired.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0007] One exemplary embodiment of the disclosed subject matter is the innovated multi function dessert fork. As we know a regular fork is made mainly for forking and shoveling food, but never made for cutting food especially when people eating dessert. Normally a dinner fork comes with four teeth about 1 and 3/4'' inch in length without any cutting edges on it. The multi function dessert fork is a new designed with three main functionalities of forking, cutting and shoveling food together. First is the forking food, I noticed that we normally use about 1/2'' inch of the fork teeth to hold the food, and the rest of part is useless. So I shortened fork teeth from 1 and 3/4'' inch to about 5/8'' inch, then limited fork teeth from 4 to 3 teeth in order to leave more room for cutting edges. Speaking the cutting edges, it is the most important feature of the dessert fork. Since the fork has only three teeth, there is an enough space to create two dedicated cutting edges on two sides that would fit both left and right hand users. The cutting edges are not very sharp, but it could cut all kinds of dessert easily and effectively. Last I widened the fork slightly in order to carry more food. Because of combined functions--the fork teeth in the front and cutting edges on the sides, they would make the fork getting and shoveling food as a piece of cake. This innovated multi function dessert fork looks not only different but also works effectively. The fork could change the way people eating food and make our life easier and brighter than ever before.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

[0008] The following illustrated drawings are some non-limiting exemplary embodiments of the disclosed subject matter. Identical of similar structure, elements, or parts that appear in one or more drawings are generally labeled with the same reference numeral, optionally with an additional letter or letters to distinguish between similar objects or variants of objects, and may not be repeatedly labeled or described. Dimensions of components and features shown in the figures are chosen for convenience or clarity of presentation. For convenience or clarity, some elements or structures are not shown or shown only partially and/or with different perspective or from different point of views.

[0009] FIG. 1 is the front view of a normal dinner fork showing that the fork has four long teeth and an ordinary look without any cutting edges on it.

[0010] FIG. 2 is the front view of an innovated multi function dessert fork showing the fork comes with three short affective teeth, two dedicated cutting edges with an equal sign in between as well as a novel design.

[0011] FIG. 2A is the side view of the multi function dessert fork showing that the fork teeth and the body are in a simple and straight shape with a curved transition in between.

[0012] FIG. 2B is the front view of the multi function dessert fork showing a pattern of triple-arrow is in between two dedicated cutting edges, which would make the fork a different look as well as a novel design.

[0013] FIG. 2C is the back view of the multi function dessert fork showing the two grinded cutting areas on the back of the fork.

[0014] FIG. 3 is the front view of the multi function dessert forks showing its three main functionalities of cutting, forking and shoveling food all in one.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0015] This invention would fill in the blank of the fork that especially made for dessert other than the traditional ones. The traditional dinner fork is not a proper tool to eat dessert because it doesn't have a cutting functionality. Nowadays many people like to use one tool doing everything in order to be easy and fast especially in the modern world.

[0016] As we know a regular dinner fork 1 comes with four long teeth 10 about 1'' and 3/4'' inch in length, the handle 13 is round 5'' inches long and there is no cutting edges on the sides 12A, 12B. I have noticed that people only use bout 1/2'' to 5/8'' inch of the fork teeth 10 to fork food, and the rest of them is useless. I also noticed that some people use the fork side edges to cut food instead of using a knife in order to simplify the eating process and save more time. The simple and fast rhythm is the characteristic of modern life. However it is not easy to cut food with a traditional dinner fork because it does not have a cutting functionality. A multi function dessert fork 2, 2B is the ultimate solution shown in FIGS. 2, 2B. First, I shortened fork teeth 10 from 1'' and 3/4'' inch to 5/8'' inch which is the most effective part of the fork, then reduced an amount of the fork teeth from four 10 to three 20 in order to make a room for cutting edges shown in FIGS. 1, 2, 2B, 2C. From mechanical considerations, the fork needs a dedicated cutting area 22, 22A, 22B to cut food; the back of the fork sides 22, 22A and 22B would be grinded and polished 24 to two cutting edges like the edge of dinner knife, which would not hurt people but could cut food easily and effectively shown in FIG. 2C; the handle of the fork 26 preferably is 4.5'' inches long which is little shorter than a normal dinner fork with a simple design shown in FIGS. 1, 2, 2A, 2B; From the perspective of human nature, the fork needs two cutting edges 22A, 22B for both left and right hand users shown in FIGS. 2, 2B, 2C; The main fork area 21 and 21A is bout 2.5'' inches long which is same as a traditional fork 11, but the width (edge to edge) is a slightly wider from 5/8'' inch (12A to 12B) to 1'' inch (22A to 22B) shown in FIGS. 1, 2, 2B, 2C; there is an equal sign 23 or a triple-arrow pattern 23A in between the cutting edges (22A and 22B) which would make the fork a simple and nice look, and at the same time reducing the weight shown in FIGS. 2, 2B, 2C; Both pattern 23 and 23A are a simple look, and a curved transition part 25 between main fork 21 and handle 24 which would make the fork easy and comfortable to use shown in FIG. 2A, the innovated multi function dessert fork would be used as a fork, a knife and a small shovel of three functionalities in one fork shown in FIG. 3; The design and multi function of the dessert fork are coordinated well along with a novel appearance.

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