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HANDLE MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR A REFRIGERATOR DOOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246281D
Publication Date: 2016-May-23
Document File: 3 page(s) / 93K

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

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Shirley Mei: ATTORNEY

Related Documents

WGP-J6606: IP.COM

Abstract

A handle mounting system includes an anchor nut secured to a refrigerator door panel, with a front end of the anchor protruding beyond an outer surface of the door. A handle mounting block is secured to the anchor nut by a first screw, and a handle is secured to the handle mounting block by a set screw. The handle mounting block has an annular recess formed in a mounting surface to receive and surround the front end of the anchor nut. The mounting surface of the handle mounting block is flush and in contact with the outer surface of the refrigerator door. The two ends of the handle are also flush and in close contact with the outer surface of the door.

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HANDLE MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR A REFRIGERATOR DOOR

The following disclosure relates to a handle mounting system for a refrigerator door.

    A side section view of the handle mounting system is shown below in Fig. 1. The handle mounting system includes an anchor nut (dark blue) secured to a refrigerator door panel (magenta) with a front end protruding beyond an outer surface of the door. A handle mounting block (light blue) is secured to the anchor nut by a first screw, and a handle (yellow and orange) is secured to the handle mounting block by a set screw. The handle mounting block has an annular recess formed in a mounting surface to receive and surround the front end of the anchor nut. The mounting surface of the handle mounting block is flush and in contact with the outer surface of the refrigerator door as shown at "A" below. The two ends of the handle are also flush and in close contact with the outer surface of the door.

Fig. 1

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    As can be seen in Fig. 2, the mounting surface of the handle mounting block is closely in contact with the outer surface of the refrigerator door, as shown at "A" below, leaving no gap in between.

Fig. 2

    One advantage of this handle mounting system is that it enables a good contact between the handle mounting block and the anchor nut. Further, such a contact relieves the otherwise direct interference between the handle mounting block and the threads of the first screw. The handle mounting block is therefore better secured to...