|US 9,808,103 B2|
|Dannielle Lisa Michaels, Malvern East (AU); and Monique Miriam Filer, Malvern East (AU)|
|Assigned to B.BOX FOR KIDS DEVELOPMENTS PTY LTD, Mulgrave, Victoria (AU)|
|Appl. No. 14/897,010
|Filed by B.BOX FOR KIDS DEVELOPMENTS PTY LTD, Malvern East, Victoria (AU)|
|PCT Filed Jun. 6, 2014, PCT No. PCT/AU2014/050064
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 9, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/197946, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 18, 2014.
|Claims priority of application No. 2013206314 (AU), filed on Jun. 13, 2013.|
|Prior Publication US 2016/0106244 A1, Apr. 21, 2016|
|Int. Cl. A47G 21/04 (2006.01); A47G 21/02 (2006.01)|
|CPC A47G 21/04 (2013.01) [A47G 21/02 (2013.01)]||19 Claims|
|19. A food utensil comprising a handle portion and a food engagement portion, the food engagement portion comprising:
a base having a central region and an outer annular periphery;
one or more piercing elements projecting from the central region having a piercing tip;
three or more members disposed in a spaced apart arrangement about the annular periphery of the base of the food engagement portion, whereby the three or more members define a substantially funnel-shaped food engagement region therebetween and wherein the three or more members are substantially flat and/or broad having blunt ends which extend beyond the one or more piercing elements, and the three or more members can engage and stabilize a food item before it is pierced by the one or more piercing elements.