Handle and lock

  • US 6,868,703 B2
  • Filed: 10/20/2003
  • Issued: 03/22/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/24/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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 rotational limiter, said rotational limiter being positioned in said working channel said stop being separated from said rotational limiter within 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 being connected to the shaft, the handle having a grasping portion and a protruding positioning member said protruding positioning member constructed for movement between said stop and said rotational limiter.

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