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Title:
APPLIANCE WITH TRANSITIONING DOOR HANDLES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/114105
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
An appliance, e.g., a refrigerator (10), and a method utilize a transitioning handle (70) that is usable in both a recessed and an extended position. A refrigerator (10) may include a housing (12) that defines at least one food compartment (14,16), a door (18,20) attached to the housing (12) that provides access to the food compartment (14,16) and includes an exterior surface and a handle recess (72) extending inwardly from the exterior surface of the door (18,20), and a handle (70) attached to the at least one door (18,20) and movably mounted within the handle recess (72) between a recessed position and an extended position, where the handle (70) is manually grippable in both the recessed position and the extended position.

Inventors:
SCALF, Eric (3507 Ridge Top Court, Louisville, KY, 40241, US)
HOMBROEK, Phillip C. (3806 Fieldside Circle, Louisville, KY, 40299, US)
Application Number:
CN2018/074176
Publication Date:
June 20, 2019
Filing Date:
January 25, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD. (B26-28F, Midea Headquarter Building No. 6 Midea Avenue, Beijiao, Shund, Foshan Guangdong 1, 528311, CN)
International Classes:
F25D23/02; A47B95/02
Foreign References:
CN102269508A2011-12-07
CN206207872U2017-05-31
CN103486808A2014-01-01
CN101871716A2010-10-27
KR20110059995A2011-06-08
KR20030083320A2003-10-30
DE202004018297U12006-04-06
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TSINGYIHUA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC (Room 301 Trade Building, ZhaolanyuanTsinghua University, Qinghuayuan, Haidian District, Beijing 4, 100084, CN)
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