Handle and lock

  • US 20040079124A1
  • Filed: 10/20/2003
  • Published: 04/29/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/24/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A latch assembly adapted for attachment to a door in a door frame, the latch assembly comprising:

  • a) a base having a recessed working channel, an aperture, and a stop positioned in the working channel;

    b) a shaft extending through the aperture, said shaft having a nut cap end and a rotational limiter, said rotational limiter being positioned in said working channel; and

    c) a handle fixed to the shaft whereby the handle and shaft are at least partially rotatable with respect to the base between a first position and a second position, the handle having a head portion connecting to the shaft, a grasping portion extending from the head portion, the head portion configured for engagement with the base portion the head portion including a nut receiving area and a protruding positioning member, the nut receiving area adapted for positioning over the nut cap end, the protruding positioning member adapted for positioning in said working channel.

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