Patent Number: 7,784,219

Title: Door opening and closing mechanism

Abstract: A door opening and closing mechanism in which a door to be attached to a body having an opening is separated from, and made in contact with the periphery of the opening so that the opening is opened and closed, is provided with: a handle that is shaft-supported on the door and allowed to pivot with an operation portion being held; and a lever member that has a supporting portion that is attached to the door so as to freely pivot thereon, a connecting portion that is connected to the handle so as to freely pivot thereon on the same side as the operation portion with respect to the rotation axis of the handle, and a contact portion that is placed on the side opposite to the connecting portion with respect to the supporting portion, and arranged face to face with the periphery of the opening, and in this structure when the operation portion is pulled, the contact portion is allowed to press the body so that the door is separated from the periphery of the opening with a predetermined distance.

Inventors: Yoshikawa; Takashi (Izumi, JP), Nakahama; Wataru (Nara, JP), Hasegawa; Toru (Nara, JP)

Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: E05F 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018