KR100288943B1 - Upper hinge assembly of refrigerator - Google Patents

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KR100288943B1
KR100288943B1 KR1019970063157A KR19970063157A KR100288943B1 KR 100288943 B1 KR100288943 B1 KR 100288943B1 KR 1019970063157 A KR1019970063157 A KR 1019970063157A KR 19970063157 A KR19970063157 A KR 19970063157A KR 100288943 B1 KR100288943 B1 KR 100288943B1
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The present invention relates to an upper hinge assembly of a refrigerator which can be assembled and disassembled without a separate hand tool.
The upper hinge assembly according to the present invention is fixed to the upper surface of the refrigerator main body, the hinge support having a coupling protrusion to form a predetermined space between the upper surface, and inserted into the space between the coupling protrusion and the upper surface of the hinge support upper and lower Direction is prevented, and includes an upper hinge having a hinge axis rotatably supporting the refrigerator door, and a flow preventing means for preventing the left and right flow of the upper hinge coupled to the hinge support. According to an embodiment of the flow preventing means, a flow preventing groove formed on one side of the upper hinge, and a flow preventing projection inserted into the flow preventing groove, and comprises a hinge cover coupled to the upper hinge and the hinge support.

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Upper hinge assembly of the refrigerator

The present invention relates to an upper hinge assembly of a refrigerator. More particularly, the present invention relates to an upper hinge assembly of a refrigerator, which is configured to be detachable without a separate tool, and to which a door is easily attached and detached.

As shown in FIG. 1, the refrigerator is opened and closed by a door 2 rotatably supported on its front surface. The door 2 consists of a freezer compartment door 2a for opening and closing the freezer compartment and a refrigerating compartment door 2b for opening and closing the refrigerating compartment, and is rotatably supported by the hinge 3, respectively.

The hinge 3 rotatably supporting the door 2 includes an upper hinge 3a attached to the upper surface of the refrigerator main body 1, an intermediate hinge 3b attached to the middle portion, and a lower surface attached thereto. It consists of a lower hinge 3c. The refrigerator compartment and freezer compartment door 2 are rotatably supported by the hinge 3 as shown.

And the hinge 3 is supported in the state fastened by the some fastening bolt (not shown) to each part of the refrigerator main body 1. As shown in FIG. Thus, the door 2 is assembled in the state where the hinge 3 is fixed by the fastening bolt, and the finished product is shipped.

Recently, refrigerators are becoming larger and larger, and as they become larger, problems in transportation have been raised. Specifically, for example, a door of a house such as a general apartment is provided in a standardized state, and since the refrigerator is enlarged in size, it is difficult to pass the refrigerator through the door with the door assembled. In this case, the door of the refrigerator is usually removed, and the body and the door are separately transported to the inside of the house, and then, these are combined again and installed at a desired position.

In order to remove the door in this way, the hinge on which the door is supported, especially the upper hinge, must be disassembled. According to the conventional structure, as described above, the hinge is fixed to the main body by a plurality of fastening bolts. Digestion and recombination are difficult. In other words, according to the conventional structure, the inconvenience of using a separate tool for disassembling the fastening bolt and the like when disassembling and coupling the door has been raised.

It is an object of the present invention to provide an upper hinge of a refrigerator which can be disassembled and assembled without a separate tool.

1 is a side view showing the configuration of a typical refrigerator.

Figure 2 is an exploded perspective view showing the configuration of the upper hinge according to the present invention.

Figure 3 is an exploded perspective view showing the configuration of the upper hinge of another embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 4 is a front view of the engaged state of the hinge support and the upper hinge of the present invention.

* Explanation of symbols for main parts of the drawings

10: upper hinge 12: coupling hole

14: hinge shaft 16: flow prevention groove

20: hinge support 22: engaging projection

24: lever 24a: flow preventing projection

30,30 ′: Hinge cover 32: Flow preventing protrusion

According to a first aspect of the present invention for achieving the above object, the present invention comprises a hinge support that is coupled to the upper surface of the main body, the hinge support having a plurality of engaging projections, and the door, A rotatable hinge shaft is formed, and a plurality of coupling holes coupled to the coupling protrusions, an upper hinge having a flow preventing groove, and a hinge cover having an inner flow preventing protrusion coupled with the flow preventing groove are formed therein.

According to a second aspect of the present invention, in the present invention constitutes a removable hinge on the upper surface of the refrigerator body, the hinge support is coupled to the upper surface of the main body, the hinge support having a plurality of engaging projections, the hinge shaft rotatable door is formed And a plurality of coupling holes corresponding to the coupling protrusions, an upper hinge having a flow preventing groove, and a flow preventing protrusion for coupling with the flow preventing groove, and a lever having a handle at one side thereof.

Preferably, the lever is rotatably coupled to one side of the hinge support.

Next, the upper hinge assembly according to the present invention will be described in more detail with reference to the drawings.

2 is an exploded perspective view showing the configuration of the upper hinge assembly according to the first embodiment of the present invention. As illustrated, the upper hinge assembly according to the present embodiment includes a hinge support 20 fixed to the upper surface 40 of the refrigerator body, and an upper hinge 10 detachably coupled to the hinge support 20. And a hinge cover 30 coupled to the hinge support 20 while preventing the upper hinge 10 from rotating.

The hinge support 20 is detachably coupled to the upper hinge 10 to be described later. For example, the hinge support 20 is fixed to the upper surface 40 of the refrigerator main body using a fastening member such as a fastening bolt.

Therefore, the hinge support 20 is always kept fixed to the upper surface 40 of the refrigerator main body. Even when the upper hinge 10 is separated as described below, the hinge support 20 is the refrigerator main body. The state fixed to the upper surface 40 is maintained.

The hinge support 20 is formed with a plurality of engaging projections 22. The coupling protrusion 22 has a L-shape when viewed from the front, and includes a vertical portion 22b extended to a vertical portion and a horizontal portion 22a extending in a horizontal direction from an upper end thereof. Therefore, as shown in FIG. 4, in the state in which the coupling protrusion 22 is coupled to the coupling hole 12 of the upper hinge 10, the bottom surface of the horizontal portion 22a is the upper surface of the upper hinge 10. It is combined to be in close contact with. That is, a predetermined space is formed between the bottom surface of the coupling protrusion 22 and the upper surface of the hinge support 20, and the space is inserted into a state where the upper hinge 10 to be described later is in close contact with each other. The upper hinge 10 is to be supported without the flow in the vertical direction.

The upper hinge 10 is coupled to the upper portion of the hinge support 20, the hinge shaft 14 is formed to extend directly downward from the lower surface and the coupling hole 12 to which the coupling projection 22 is coupled. Equipped. The hinge shaft 14 is inserted into the hinge hole 52 formed on the upper surface of the door 50, as shown in the drawings, to substantially support the door 50 in a rotatable manner. The coupling hole 12 is a portion into which the L-shaped coupling protrusion 22 of the hinge support 20 is inserted as described above. And the rear end of the upper hinge 10 is formed with a flow preventing groove (16). The flow preventing groove 16, the coupling hole 12 of the upper hinge 10 is coupled to the engaging projection 22 of the hinge support 20, the upper hinge 10 is left and right flow It is to prevent this flow because it is possible.

And the hinge cover 30 is coupled to the upper portion of the upper hinge 10. The hinge cover 30 forms the overall appearance of the upper hinge assembly by being coupled at the upper portion of the upper hinge 10 and the hinge support 20, and prevents the flow of the upper hinge 10. It is to play a role. The hinge cover 30 according to the present embodiment includes a flow preventing protrusion 32 inserted into and coupled to the flow preventing groove 16 of the upper hinge 10, and as a whole, the upper hinge 10 described above. And the hinge support 20 can be coupled to surround the outside.

Next, the assembly process of the upper hinge assembly according to the present embodiment will be described. First, the hinge support 20 according to the present invention is fixed to the upper surface 40 of the refrigerator body as described above. In this state, the coupling hole 12 of the upper hinge 10 is inserted into the coupling protrusion 22 of the hinge support 20. The front view of the state in which the upper hinge 10 is coupled is shown in FIG.

As shown, the upper hinge 10 in the coupled state, the state is inserted between the upper surface of the hinge support 20 and the bottom surface of the horizontal portion 22 of the engaging projection 22, the upper and lower Flow in the direction is prevented by the engaging projection (22). The hinge shaft 14 of the upper hinge 10 is inserted into the hinge hole 52 formed on the upper surface of the door 50 to support the door 50. Therefore, the upper hinge 10 in the state coupled to the hinge support 20 as described above, the left and right directions of the L-shaped coupling protrusion 22, more specifically to the open portion of the coupling protrusion 22. It has a play that can only rotate.

In this state, the hinge cover 30 is coupled to the outer circumferential surfaces of the upper hinge 10 and the hinge support 20, and at this time, the flow preventing protrusion 32 of the hinge cover 30 flows in the upper hinge 10. It is inserted into the prevention groove (16). Therefore, the upper hinge 10 is completely fixed by the flow preventing projection (32).

When dismantling the completed upper hinge assembly in this way, the hinge cover 32 is first removed. By the removal of the hinge cover 32, the upper hinge 10 is in a state that can be separated from the hinge support 20, the upper hinge by separating the upper hinge 10 from the engaging projection 22 Are separated, and thus the door 50 is in a state that can be disassembled.

Next, a second embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. The same components will be described with the same reference numerals.

As shown in the figure, the hinge support 20 according to the present embodiment has the same engaging projection 22 as in the first embodiment, and a pivotable lever 24 is provided at the rear end. The lever 24 is inserted into the flow preventing groove 16 of the upper hinge, and a flow preventing protrusion 24a for preventing the flow of the upper hinge 10 is formed. The flow preventing protrusion 24a is inserted into the flow preventing groove 16 of the upper hinge 10 by operating by rotating the lever 24.

The upper hinge 10 has a plurality of coupling holes 12 to which the coupling protrusion 22 is coupled, and a flow preventing flap 16 formed at the rear end of the upper hinge 10. In addition, the hinge cover 30 'of the present embodiment covers the upper hinge 10 and the hinge support 20, which are configured as described above, thereby forming an appearance of the upper hinge assembly.

Next, the installation and disassembly process of the upper hinge assembly according to the present embodiment configured as described above will be described.

The hinge support 20 according to the present embodiment is fixed to the upper surface 40 of the refrigerator body using a fastening bolt or the like. In this state, the lever 24 provided at the rear end of the hinge support 20 is maintained in a state of being flipped upward or rearward. In this case, the coupling hole 12 of the upper hinge 10 is coupled to the coupling protrusion 22 of the hinge support 20 to be in a state as shown in FIG. 4.

In this state, by rotating the lever 24 of the hinge support 20 forward, the flow preventing protrusion 24a of the lever 24 is inserted into the flow preventing groove 16 of the upper hinge 10. do.

In this state, the upper hinge 10 is completely fixed to the hinge support 20, and in this state, the hinge cover 30 'is fitted to the upper side of the upper hinge 10. The upper hinge assembly is fixed.

When the upper hinge assembly is to be separated and the door is separated from the main body, the above procedure may be performed in the reverse order. That is, after removing the hinge cover 30 ', the flow preventing projections 24a are separated from the flow preventing grooves 16 by flipping the lever 24 of the hinge support 20 upward. In this state, the upper hinge 10 is completely separated from the hinge support 20 by separating the engaging hole 12 of the upper hinge 10 and the engaging protrusion 22 of the hinge support 20. It is possible to remove the door.

In such a state that the door is removed, the refrigerator main body and the door are removed and moved to the interior of the house, and then the upper hinge assembly and the door are assembled and installed in the refrigerator main body through the above-described process. Will be possible.

As described above, according to the present invention, a separate tool is not required when the door is rotatably supported by the refrigerator main body. There is no need for a separate tool to operate the hinge cover or the heber described in the present invention. Since it is possible, there is no need for a separate tool for fixing the fastening bolt as in the prior art, there is an advantage that it is possible to simply remove and combine the door.

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  1. In constructing a removable hinge on the upper surface of the refrigerator main body, a hinge support coupled to the upper surface of the main body, the hinge support having a plurality of engaging projections, and a hinge axis to which the door is rotatable, and a plurality of couplings corresponding to the engaging projections. The upper hinge assembly of the refrigerator comprising a ball, an upper hinge having a flow preventing groove, and a hinge cover formed at an inner side of the flow preventing protrusion coupled with the flow preventing groove.
  2. In constructing a removable hinge on the upper surface of the refrigerator main body, a hinge support coupled to the upper surface of the main body, the hinge support having a plurality of engaging projections, the hinge shaft rotatable door is formed, the plurality of couplings corresponding to the coupling projections The upper hinge assembly of the refrigerator comprising a ball, an upper hinge formed with a flow preventing groove, and a flow preventing protrusion coupled with the flow preventing groove, and having a handle provided at one side.
  3. The upper hinge assembly of claim 2, wherein the lever is rotatably coupled to one side of the hinge support.
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