Seal for a shielding enclosure with opening Patent #: 4590710
ApplicationNo. 955245 filed on 10/21/1997
US Classes:312/405, Closure structure292/251.5, MAGNETIC312/296, With wiper or sealD15/89Element or attachment
ExaminersPrimary: Cuomo, Peter M.
Assistant: Wilkens, Janet M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA47B 095/00
Foreign Application Priority Data1996-10-25 KR
AbstractA refrigerator includes a main body, a door hinged to the main body, a gasket sealingly disposed between the main body and the door when the door is closed, and a handle assembly mounted on the door for enabling a user to open the door. The handle assembly includes an actuator which is movable relative to the door in response to being pulled by the user, and an operating member movable relative to the actuator. The operating member is operably connected to the actuator to be moved thereby into contact with the body for creating a force tending to separate the gasket from the body.