KR20070019424A - Hinge assembly for refrigerator - Google Patents

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KR20070019424A
KR20070019424A KR1020050074384A KR20050074384A KR20070019424A KR 20070019424 A KR20070019424 A KR 20070019424A KR 1020050074384 A KR1020050074384 A KR 1020050074384A KR 20050074384 A KR20050074384 A KR 20050074384A KR 20070019424 A KR20070019424 A KR 20070019424A
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hinge
refrigerator
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hinge assembly
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최창봉
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엘지전자 주식회사
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05DHINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS
    • E05D11/00Additional features or accessories of hinges
    • E05D11/0054Covers, e.g. for protection
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
    • F25DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS
    • F25D23/00General constructional features
    • F25D23/02Doors; Covers
    • F25D23/028Details
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05YINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO HINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS AND DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION, CHECKS FOR WINGS AND WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING
    • E05Y2800/00Details, accessories and auxiliary operations not otherwise provided for
    • E05Y2800/40Protection
    • E05Y2800/404Protection against component faults or failure
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05YINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO HINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS AND DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION, CHECKS FOR WINGS AND WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING
    • E05Y2900/00Application of doors, windows, wings or fittings thereof
    • E05Y2900/30Application of doors, windows, wings or fittings thereof for domestic appliances
    • E05Y2900/31Application of doors, windows, wings or fittings thereof for domestic appliances for refrigerators
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
    • F25DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS
    • F25D2323/00General constructional features not provided for in other groups of this subclass
    • F25D2323/02Details of doors or covers not otherwise covered
    • F25D2323/024Door hinges

Abstract

The present invention relates to a hinge assembly for a refrigerator. In the present invention, the fixing portion 34 of the hinge plate 33 is seated and fixed to the seating groove 32 formed in the upper or upper and lower sides of the front side of the refrigerator main body 30. In addition, a hinge protrusion 35a is provided on the extension part 35 of the hinge plate 33 extending forward from the front of the fixing part 34. In addition, a front cover 38 and a top cover 39 are provided to shield the fixing part 34 and the extension part 35. Meanwhile, installation grooves 37 are formed on upper and lower sides of the door D to selectively open and close the storage space 31 of the main body 30, respectively, and the hinge protrusions 35a are respectively formed inside the installation grooves 37. Hinge hole (37a) is formed is inserted. According to the hinge assembly for a refrigerator according to the present invention as described above, the front appearance of the refrigerator can be simplified and can be prevented from being damaged during the transportation or installation process.
Refrigerator, Door, Hinge Assembly, Hinge Plate, Cover

Description

Hinge assembly for refrigerator

1 is an exploded perspective view showing a hinge assembly for a refrigerator according to the prior art.

Figure 2 is an exploded perspective view showing a preferred embodiment of the hinge assembly for a refrigerator according to the present invention.

Figures 3a to 3d is an operating state showing the process of assembling the embodiment shown in FIG.

Explanation of symbols on the main parts of the drawings

30: main body 31: storage space

32: seating groove 32a: fastener

33: hinge plate 34: fixed part

34a: through hole 35: extension part

35a: hinge protrusion 37: mounting groove

37a: hinge hole 38: front cover

39: Top cover D: Door

S: screw

The present invention relates to a refrigerator, and more particularly, to a hinge assembly for a refrigerator rotatably supporting a refrigerator door on a refrigerator main body.

1 shows a hinge assembly for a refrigerator according to the prior art.

As shown in the drawing, a predetermined storage space 11 is provided inside the refrigerator body 10, and a door D is provided to selectively open and close the storage space 11. The door D is rotatably installed at one side of the main body 10 in front and rear of the main body 10 with respect to one end thereof.

To this end, the hinge plate 13 is fixed to one side of the upper and lower ends of the refrigerator body 10. The hinge plate 13 has a tip of the hinge protrusion 13 which protrudes toward the front of the main body 10 by a predetermined length, and protrudes by a predetermined length in a direction facing each other at the tip of the hinge plate 13. Are respectively provided.

In addition, hinge holes 17 are formed on upper and lower sides of the door D corresponding to the hinge protrusion 15, respectively. The hinge protrusions 15 are inserted into the hinge holes 17, respectively. Therefore, the door D is rotated forward and backward of the main body 10 about the hinge protrusion 15 inserted into the hinge hole 17.

In addition, a hinge cover 19 is provided to shield the hinge plate 13 provided on the upper surface of the main body 10 of the hinge plate 13. The hinge cover 19 is fixed to one side of the upper surface of the main body 10 in a state in which the hinge plate 13 is shielded.

However, the hinge assembly for refrigerators according to the related art has the following problems.

As described above, since the hinge cover 19 shields the hinge plate 13, the hinge cover 19 protrudes upward from the upper surfaces of the main body 10 and the door D. FIG. Therefore, the hinge cover 19 is exposed to the front of the main body 10, there is a disadvantage that the front appearance of the refrigerator is complicated.

In addition, since the hinge cover 19 protrudes upward from the upper surfaces of the main body 10 and the door D, the hinge assembly may be damaged during the transport or installation of the refrigerator.

The present invention is to solve such a conventional problem, it is an object of the present invention to provide a hinge assembly for a refrigerator configured to simplify the front appearance of the refrigerator.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a hinge assembly for a refrigerator configured to prevent damage.

According to a feature of the present invention for achieving the above object, the present invention is a refrigerator comprising a main body having a predetermined storage space, and a door for selectively opening and closing the storage space: the upper and lower sides of the front side of the main body A hinge plate having fixed and protruding hinge protrusions facing each other; An upper and lower sides of the door are recessed in a predetermined depth, and an installation groove in which a hinge hole into which the hinge protrusion is inserted is formed; Characterized in that configured to include.

The hinge plate is characterized in that it is composed of a fixing part fixed to the front of the main body, and an extension part extending forward from the front of the fixing part and provided with the hinge protrusion on one surface thereof.

The upper and lower sides of the front side of the main body is characterized in that the mounting groove in which the fixing part is formed.

Characterized in that it further comprises a front cover for shielding the fixing portion of the hinge plate.

It characterized in that it further comprises a top cover for shielding the extension of the hinge plate.

According to the hinge assembly for a refrigerator according to the present invention as described above, there is an advantage that the front of the refrigerator can be more simple and damage to the refrigerator can be prevented.

Hereinafter, with reference to the accompanying drawings a preferred embodiment of the hinge assembly for a refrigerator according to the present invention will be described in detail.

Figure 2 shows a preferred embodiment of the hinge assembly for a refrigerator according to the present invention.

As shown in the figure, a seating groove 32 is formed at an upper side or an upper side of the front side of the refrigerator main body 30 in which the predetermined storage space 31 is provided. The seating groove 32 is formed by recessing a portion of the outer case forming the appearance of the main body 30. In addition, a pair of fastening holes 32a are formed in the seating groove 32.

And the hinge plate 33 is fixed to the upper and lower sides of the front side of the main body 30. The hinge plate 33 is for rotatably supporting the door D, which will be described below, and is fixed to the front of the main body 30 and the front of the fixing part 34. It consists of an extension part 35 extending forward.

The fixing part 34 is seated in the seating groove 32, and the fixing part 34 has a pair of through holes 34a. The through hole 34a is a place through which the screw S for fixing the fixing part 34 to the main body 30 passes, and is formed at a position corresponding to the fastening hole 32a. The screw S passing through the through hole 34a is fastened to the fastening hole 32a in a state where the fixing part 34 is seated in the seating groove 32.

A hinge protrusion 35a is provided on the lower surface of the extension part 35. The hinge protrusion 35a protrudes from a lower surface of the extension part 35 by a predetermined length and is inserted into the hinge hole 37a to be described below. Since the illustrated embodiment is the case of the hinge plate 33 provided on the upper side of the front side of the main body 30, the hinge protrusion 35a is provided on the lower surface of the extension part 35, but the main body ( In the case of the hinge plate provided at the lower one side of the front side, a hinge protrusion is provided on the upper surface of the extension part.

In addition, a front cover 38 and a top cover 39 are provided to shield the fixing part 34 and the extension part 35. The front cover 38 serves to shield the fixing portion 34 in a state where the fixing portion 34 is seated in the seating groove 32, and the upper cover 39 is the hinge protrusion 35a. Serves to shield the extension part 35 in the state inserted into the hinge hole 37a. And the front cover 38 is substantially located between the main body 30 and the door (D), the upper cover 39 is located in the installation groove 37 to be described below, so that it is not exposed from the front of the refrigerator Will not.

Meanwhile, the door D is provided to selectively open and close the storage space 31 of the main body 30. Installation grooves 37 are formed on one side of the upper and lower surfaces of the door D, respectively. Hinge holes 37a into which the hinge protrusions 35a are inserted are formed in the installation grooves 37, respectively. In the state where the hinge protrusion 35a is inserted into the hinge hole 37a, the extension part 35 and the top cover 39 are positioned inside the installation groove 37, and the door D is provided. The upper surface of is located on the same plane as the upper surface of the main body 30.

Hereinafter, a process of assembling a preferred embodiment of a hinge assembly for a refrigerator according to the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

3A to 3D illustrate a process of assembling a preferred embodiment of the hinge assembly for a refrigerator according to the present invention.

First, as shown in FIG. 3A, the fixing part 34 of the hinge plate 33 is seated in the mounting groove 32 of the refrigerator main body 30. Then, the hinge plate 33 is fastened to the fastening hole 32a of the seating groove 32 by fastening the screw S passing through the through hole 34a of the fixing part 34. Fix it to the front.

Next, as shown in FIG. 3b, the front cover 38 is fixed to the front surface of the main body 30 to shield the seating groove 32 and the fixing part 34. At this time, the extension part 35 of the hinge plate 33 is in a state protruding toward the front of the main body 30 by a predetermined length.

As shown in FIG. 3C, the hinge protrusion 35a of the extension part 35 is inserted into the hinge hole 37a inside the installation groove 37 of the refrigerator door D. Therefore, the door D is rotatably installed in the front and rear of the main body 30 around the hinge protrusion 35a to open and close the storage space 31. In addition, the front cover 38 is not exposed to the outside when the door D shields the storage space 31.

Meanwhile, in the state in which the door D is installed, the top cover 39 is fixed to one side of the main body 30 to shield the extension 35 as shown in FIG. 3D. At this time, since the upper cover 39 is substantially positioned in the installation groove 37 of the door D, it is not exposed to the front of the refrigerator.

Within the scope of the basic technical idea of the present invention, many modifications are possible to those skilled in the art, and the scope of the present invention should be interpreted based on the appended claims. will be.

According to such a hinge assembly for a refrigerator according to the present invention, the following effects can be expected.

First, since the parts constituting the hinge assembly are not exposed to the outside of the refrigerator, the front appearance of the refrigerator is simplified, and the overall aesthetics of the refrigerator are improved.

In addition, since the parts constituting the hinge assembly are not exposed to the outside, the hinge assembly is prevented from being damaged during the transport or installation of the refrigerator, thereby increasing the durability of the product.

Claims (5)

  1. In the refrigerator comprising a body having a predetermined storage space, and a door for selectively opening and closing the storage space:
    A hinge plate fixed to one side of the front surface of the main body and provided with hinge protrusions protruding in a direction facing each other;
    An upper and lower sides of the door are recessed and formed by a predetermined depth therein, and an installation groove in which a hinge hole into which the hinge protrusion is inserted is formed; Hinge assembly for a refrigerator, characterized in that configured to include.
  2. The method of claim 1,
    The hinge plate,
    A fixed part fixed to the front of the main body,
    A hinge assembly for a refrigerator, characterized in that it comprises an extension part extending forward from the front of the fixing part and provided with the hinge protrusion on one surface thereof.
  3. The method of claim 2,
    Hinge assembly for a refrigerator, characterized in that the upper and lower portions of the front side of the main body is formed with a mounting groove in which the fixing part is seated.
  4. The method of claim 2 or 3,
    The hinge assembly for a refrigerator, characterized in that it further comprises a front cover for shielding the fixing portion of the hinge plate.
  5. The method of claim 2 or 3,
    The hinge assembly for a refrigerator, characterized in that it further comprises a top cover for shielding the extension of the hinge plate.
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Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
WO2008075810A1 (en) * 2006-12-21 2008-06-26 Lg Electronics Inc. A door support device for refrigerator and refrigerator comprising the same
CN102777093A (en) * 2012-08-23 2012-11-14 合肥美的荣事达电冰箱有限公司 Hinging device for refrigerator and refrigerator having same
CN102797396A (en) * 2012-09-05 2012-11-28 合肥美的荣事达电冰箱有限公司 Hinge assembly for refrigeration equipment and refrigeration equipment with same

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
WO2008075810A1 (en) * 2006-12-21 2008-06-26 Lg Electronics Inc. A door support device for refrigerator and refrigerator comprising the same
CN102777093A (en) * 2012-08-23 2012-11-14 合肥美的荣事达电冰箱有限公司 Hinging device for refrigerator and refrigerator having same
CN102797396A (en) * 2012-09-05 2012-11-28 合肥美的荣事达电冰箱有限公司 Hinge assembly for refrigeration equipment and refrigeration equipment with same

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