US 9,810,476 B2
Refrigerator
Hyun Soo Kim, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Jong-Hyub Lee, Seoul (KR); Seo Jin Park, Gyeonggi-do (KR); and Young Min Park, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Filed on Dec. 31, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/986,531.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2015-0000551 (KR), filed on Jan. 5, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0195325 A1, Jul. 7, 2016
Int. Cl. F25D 23/00 (2006.01); F25D 23/02 (2006.01); E05D 3/08 (2006.01); E05D 7/04 (2006.01); E05D 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC F25D 23/028 (2013.01) [E05D 3/08 (2013.01); E05D 7/04 (2013.01); E05D 11/0054 (2013.01); F25D 2323/024 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A refrigerator comprising:
a main body including a storage compartment;
a door configured to open and close the storage compartment; and
a hinge unit provided in the main body and configured to permit the door to be rotatably coupled to the main body, wherein the hinge unit includes:
a first fixed hinge axis portion and a second fixed hinge axis portion provided in the main body;
a first movable hinge axis portion and a second movable hinge axis portion provided in the door; and
a link portion configured to connect the first and second fixed hinge axis portions and the first and second movable hinge axis portions, wherein the link portion includes a first link member having one end rotatably coupled to the first fixed hinge axis portion and a second link member that intersect each other and a third link member having one end rotatably coupled to the second fixed hinge axis portion, when the door is open, the first link member and the second link member protrude to a front of the refrigerator, and one side of the third link member rotates and contacts an axis portion of the first link member at which the first link member and the first fixed hinge axis portion are coupled to each other,
the third link member comprises a contact portion having a recessed shape corresponding to a circumferential surface of an axis portion of the first link member, such that the first link member rotates after the contact portion of the third link member contacts the axis portion of the first link member.