US 9,808,104 B1
One-piece construction chopsticks
Tam P. Tran, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by Tam P. Tran, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on May 17, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/157,233.
Int. Cl. A47G 21/02 (2006.01); A47G 21/06 (2006.01)
CPC A47G 21/103 (2013.01) [A47G 21/02 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A one-piece construction chopsticks comprising:
a continuous body, the body being in a substantially V-shaped position when the body is in an extended condition, the body further having an alternate contracted condition, the body comprising:
a first portion;
a second portion conjoined to the first portion, the second portion being a mirror image of the first portion;
each of the first portion and the second portion having a front side, a rear side, a top side, a bottom side, an external side, and an internal side;
a substantially parallelepiped resilient member disposed directly on the top side, wherein the resilient member directly conjoining the first portion and the second portion, the resilient member having a front wall, a rear wall, a top wall, a pair of side walls, and a convex bottom wall;
a handle segment of each of the first portion and the second portion, each handle segment attached directly attached to the respective side wall, each handle segment being coplanar with the respective side wall and having a front edge, a rear edge, and a bottom edge;
a raised lip continuously disposed along each of the front edge and the rear edge of the handle segment and the bottom edge;
a convex second segment disposed directly on the bottom edge of the handle segment, wherein the internal and external sides of the first portion are directed in an opposite direction from the internal and eternal sides of the second portion;
a cylindrical third segment disposed directly adjacent a lower end of the convex second segment, the third segment being coplanar with the lower end of the convex second segment, the third segment having an upper end directly adjacent the lower end of the convex second segment; and
a lower segment having an inwardly directed bend directly adjacent the third segment in a position opposite the second segment, wherein the bend aligns the lower segment in an off-set position relative the handle segment and in a position more proximal an imaginary longitudinal midline axis than the handle segment.