US Pat. No. 10,136,205

DISPLAY SYSTEM

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A display system, comprising:a housing at least partially enclosing an interior region; and
a display coupled to the housing such that the display is positioned at least partially in front of the interior region to divide the interior region from a front exterior of the housing, the display including:
a plurality of mounting members coupled to the housing, wherein adjacent mounting members of the plurality of mounting members are spaced apart by at least a first distance;
a plurality of support members coupled to the mounting members, wherein adjacent support members of the plurality of support members are spaced apart by at least a second distance; and
a plurality of light-emitting elements coupled to each of the plurality of support members to form an array of pixels configured to display graphical or video content,
wherein the first distance and the second distance are such that the display is substantially acoustically transparent between the interior region and the front exterior.

US Pat. No. 9,052,092

SEALED PIXEL ASSEMBLIES, KITS AND METHODS

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A sealed module comprising:
a circuit board including one or more light-emitting elements coupled to a first surface of the circuit board;
a potting shell coupled to the circuit board, the potting shell including at least one cavity, the potting shell at least
partially enclosing the one or more light-emitting elements; and

an encapsulating material disposed within the cavity, the encapsulating material encapsulating and sealing at least a portion
of the first surface of the circuit board from an environment exterior.

US Pat. No. 10,015,896

VENTILATED ELECTRONIC DISPLAY ENCLOSURE

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

9. An electronic sign comprising:a sign structure; and
one or more display enclosure assemblies mounted to the sign structure, wherein the sign structure and the one or more display enclosure assemblies enclose a sign interior space and separate the sign interior space from a sign exterior;
each of the one or more display enclosure assemblies comprising:
a cabinet located at least partially in the sign interior space, the cabinet enclosing a cabinet interior space, and wherein the cabinet comprises a front cabinet wall and a rear cabinet wall;
one or more display modules at least partially enclosed within the cabinet interior space, wherein each of the one or more display modules comprises a front face, wherein the one or more front faces of the one or more display modules cooperate to form an electronic display along the front cabinet wall;
one or more fans mounted at the rear cabinet wall, each of the one or more fans comprising a fan intake facing rearward into the sign interior space and a fan exhaust facing into the cabinet interior space;
a vent comprising a plenum extending through the cabinet between the sign exterior in front of the cabinet to the sign interior space behind the rear cabinet wall, the vent providing a first pathway for cooling air to pass from the sign exterior, through the plenum, and into the sign interior space behind the rear cabinet wall so that the cooling air is available to be drawn into the cabinet interior space by the one or more fans; and
an exhaust providing a second pathway for warmed air to pass from the cabinet interior space to the sign exterior.

US Pat. No. 9,447,799

SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. An assembly for at least partially supporting an electronic display relative to a support structure, the assembly comprising:
a mounting track including first and second spaced apart retaining lips, the first and second retaining lips defining a slot-like
opening therebetween and partially defining a channel, each of the retaining lips including a continuous planar slidable surface
facing an interior of the channel;

one or more mounting clamps positionable along the mounting track at any desired location along a longitudinal length of the
mounting track, and directly or indirectly couplable to the mounting track, the one or more mounting clamps having first and
second engagement portions extending in opposing directions along a longitudinal length of the slot-like opening and selectively
tiltable toward and away from the slot-like opening, the first and second engagement portions each including a first outer
portion positionable adjacent to an exterior surface of the first retaining lip and a second outer portion positionable adjacent
to an exterior surface of the second retaining lip, wherein the first engagement portion is configured to engage both the
first and second retaining lips when the second engagement portion is tilted away from the slot-like opening for contact with
the support structure; and

one or more members configured to slide within the channel along the continuous planar slidable surfaces of the first and
second retaining lips in a first direction, and inhibit being pulled from the channel in a second direction that is substantially
perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,538,588

ENCAPSULATION OF LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENTS ON A DISPLAY MODULE

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A video display module comprising:
a circuit board having a front face;
a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted to the front face of the circuit board;
one or more electronic components mounted to the circuit board; and
a polymer encapsulating member bonded to and substantially covering at least a portion of the circuit board, at least a portion
of each of the plurality of light-emitting elements, and at least a portion of each of the one or more electronic components,
wherein the polymer encapsulating member substantially seals the portion of the circuit board, the portion of each of the
plurality of light-emitting elements, and the portion of each of the one or more electronic components.

US Pat. No. 9,503,797

AUDIO AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. An audio and display system, comprising:
a housing having an interior region;
at least one audio speaker positioned within the interior region; and
a display coupled to the housing such that the display is positioned at least partially in front of the at least one audio
speaker, the display including:

a frame coupled to the housing, the frame having a plurality of mounting members, wherein at least two adjacent mounting members
of the plurality of mounting members are spaced apart by a first distance;

a plurality of support members coupled to the mounting members of the frame, wherein at least two adjacent support members
of the plurality of support members are spaced apart by a second distance; and

a plurality of light-emitting elements coupled to each of the plurality of support members,
wherein the display module is substantially acoustically transparent.

US Pat. No. 10,103,297

ENCAPSULATION OF LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENTS ON A DISPLAY MODULE

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A display module comprising:a circuit board having a front face;
a plurality of light-emitting elements electrically coupled to the front face of the circuit board;
a polymer encapsulating member adhered to at least the front face of the circuit board, the polymer encapsulating member substantially covering at least a portion of the circuit board and a portion of the plurality of light-emitting elements, the polymer encapsulating member substantially sealing the portion of the circuit board and the portion of the plurality of light-emitting elements; and
an ultraviolet-radiation diminishing component in the polymer encapsulating member or on one or more of at least a portion of the circuit board or at least a portion of the light-emitting elements, wherein the ultraviolet-radiation diminishing component filters, blocks, or reflects more ultraviolet radiation than would be filtered, blocked, or reflected by the polymer encapsulating member without the ultraviolet-radiation diminishing component.

US Pat. No. 9,172,929

ENCAPSULATION OF LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENTS ON A DISPLAY MODULE

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A video display module comprising:
a circuit board having a front face;
a plurality of light-emitting elements electrically coupled to the front face of the circuit board; and
a polymer encapsulating member chemically bonded to at least the front face of the circuit board, the polymer encapsulating
member substantially covering at least a portion of the circuit board and a portion of the plurality of light-emitting elements,
the polymer encapsulating member substantially sealing the portion of the circuit board and the portion of the plurality of
light-emitting elements.

US Pat. No. 9,691,305

PIXEL INTERLEAVING CONFIGURATIONS FOR USE IN HIGH DEFINITION ELECTRONIC SIGN DISPLAYS

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. An electronic display device comprising:
a plurality of light-emitting pixels, each light-emitting pixel having:
one blue light-emitting element, one green light-emitting element, and one red light-emitting element associated therewith,
with the one blue light-emitting element, one green light-emitting element, and one red light-emitting element of each light-emitting
pixel being spaced from and in alignment with each other in a first direction,

wherein, for each light-emitting pixel, a first one of the blue light-emitting element, the red light-emitting element, or
the green light-emitting element is in a first end position of the light-emitting pixel, a second one of the blue light-emitting
element, the red light-emitting element, or the green light-emitting element is in a second end position of the light-emitting
pixel, and a third one of the blue light-emitting element, the red light-emitting element, or the green light-emitting element
is in a middle position of the light-emitting pixel and equally spaced from both the first one and the second one of the blue
light-emitting element, the red light-emitting element, or the green light-emitting element of the light-emitting pixel;

a first electronically scannable line comprising a first plurality of the light-emitting pixels equally spaced in a second
direction that is perpendicular to the first direction; and

a second electronically scannable line comprising a second plurality of the light-emitting pixels equally spaced in the second
direction, the second electronically scannable line being spaced in the first direction in an interleaved manner with respect
to the first electronically scannable line such that:

the first one of the blue light emitting element, the red light-emitting element, or the green light-emitting element of each
light-emitting pixel in the second electronically scannable line is in alignment in the second direction with the second one
of the blue light-emitting element, the red light-emitting element, or the green light-emitting element of each light-emitting
pixel in the first electronically scannable line,

the third one of the blue light-emitting element, the red light-emitting element, or the green light-emitting element of each
light-emitting pixel in the first electronically scannable line are in alignment in the second direction with each other,

the third one of the blue light-emitting element, the red light-emitting element, or the green light-emitting element of each
light-emitting pixel in the second scannable line is in alignment in the second direction with each other; and

the third one of the blue light-emitting element, the red light-emitting element, or the green light-emitting element do not
have an obstructing light-emitting element in the second direction in an adjacent scannable line, wherein the third one of
the blue light-emitting element, the red light-emitting element, or the green light-emitting element of each of the light-emitting
pixels has a view path in a plane in the second direction of up to about 150° due to the lack of an obstructing light-emitting
element in the second direction in adjacent scannable lines and wherein the first one and the second one of the blue light-emitting
element, the red light-emitting element, or the green light-emitting element of each light-emitting pixel has a view path
in an angled plane up to about 140° due to increased spacing between offset situated light-emitting elements in adjacent scannable
lines;

wherein successive electronically scannable lines have the same physical spatial relationship as the first and second electronically
scannable lines such that each successive scannable line is interleaved with its preceding scannable line; and

wherein the number of the plurality of electronically scannable lines and the number of pixels in each of the electronically
scannable lines is sufficient to provide a predetermined display area.

US Pat. No. 9,612,004

DISPLAY MODULE MOUNTING

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A display system comprising:
a display module including a first module face and a second module face;
a plurality of light emitting elements mounted to the first module face;
one or more first securing structures coupled to the second module face, the one or more first securing structures being configured
to mount the display module to a support chassis; and

a security latch coupled to the display module, the security latch comprising;
a latch body that slides substantially linearly relative to the display module between a latched position and an unlatched
position, and

a biasing structure that creates a substantially linear biasing force to bias the latch body in a substantially linear biasing
direction to the latched position,

wherein the latch body comprises a ramped portion configured to engage a first feature of the support chassis during mounting
of the display module, wherein the engagement between the first feature and the ramped portion exerts a substantially linear
unlatching force in a direction substantially opposite to the biasing direction to push against the substantially linear biasing
force and slide the latch body to the unlatched position, and wherein, upon disengagement between the ramped portion and the
first feature, the substantially linear biasing force of the biasing structure slides the latch body to the latched position
to engage the first feature of the support chassis to prevent disengagement of the display module.

US Pat. No. 9,880,797

INTELLIGENT INTERFACE DISPLAY SYSTEM RELATING REAL-TIME DATA WITH COMPILED DATA

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A programmable electronic display system, comprising:
an electronic display board;
a display board controller;
at least one digital data storage device for storing one or more recorded data source files;
a statistics workstation;
a statistical data recording software application program executable on the statistics workstation;
a display interface workstation operatively coupled to the statistics workstation and the display board controller for communication
therebetween; and

an intelligent interface software application program executable on the display interface workstation;
wherein said intelligent interface software application program automatically compiles selected data items from at least one
of said one or more recorded data source files stored in said digital data storage device relevant to real-time data generated
by said statistical data recording software application program and automatically presents said compiled selected data items
for review, selection and transmittal by an operator of said electronic display board to said display board controller for
display.

US Pat. No. 9,879,821

SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. An assembly for at least partially supporting a display relative to a support structure, the assembly comprising:
a bracket member having first and second surfaces spaced from and parallel with one another, third and fourth surfaces spaced
from and parallel with one another, and fifth and sixth spaced surfaces including a portion converging toward one another
and connecting the first and second surfaces at their respective longitudinal ends,

wherein the second surface is defined by at least one retaining lip extending substantially orthogonal from the third or fourth
surface, the at least one retaining lip defining a second surface slot-like opening and partially defining a channel within
the bracket member;

a bracket mounting system operable to secure the bracket member to a display, the bracket mounting system including a connection
shaft and an internally threaded connection member; and

a mounting clamp structured to be slidably coupled to the channel, the mounting clamp tiltable toward and away from the slot-like
opening to secure the bracket member to a support structure.

US Pat. No. 9,644,823

DISPLAY MODULE MOUNTING

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A display module comprising:
a circuit board including a front face, a rear face, a first edge, and a second edge;
a plurality of light-emitting elements coupled to the front face of the circuit board; and
one or more translating structures coupled to the rear face of the circuit board, each of the one or more translating structures
comprising a first portion extending generally rearward away from the rear face and a second portion that is spaced from the
rear face and that extends rearward and downward from the first portion, wherein the second portion forms an acute angle with
respect to the rear face, wherein the one or more translating structures engage a corresponding feature of a support chassis
to effectuate a translation of the display module relative to the support chassis from a first position to a second position,
wherein, during movement from the first position to the second position, the second portion of each of the one or more translating
structures slides along the corresponding feature of the support chassis, causing the first edge to pivot away from the support
chassis and the second edge to pivot towards the support chassis and lifting and translating the display module relative to
the support chassis and to an adjacently-positioned display module mounted to the support chassis to avoid contact with the
adjacently-positioned display module when installing or uninstalling the display module.

US Pat. No. 9,972,229

DISPLAY MODULE MOUNTING

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A display system, comprising:a display module including a first module face, a second module face, and a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted to the first module face;
one or more first securing structures coupled to the display module to mount or secure the display module to one or more support structures; and
a security latch coupled to the display module, the security latch comprising;
a latch body that moves relative to the display module between a latched position and an unlatched position, and
a biasing structure that creates a biasing force that biases the latch body in a biasing direction toward the latched position,
wherein the latch body comprises a ramped portion that engages an engagement surface on the one or more support structures, wherein the engagement between the engagement surface and the ramped portion exerts an unlatching force on the latch body to move the latch body in an unlatching direction that is substantially opposite to the biasing direction and to push against the biasing force to move the latch body to the unlatched position, and wherein, upon disengagement between the ramped portion and the engagement surface, the biasing force of the biasing structure moves the latch body in the biasing direction to the latched position so that the latch body engages a feature of the one or more support structures to prevent disengagement of the display module from the one or more support structures.

US Pat. No. 9,928,760

DISPLAY MODULE MOUNTING

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A display module, comprising:a circuit board including a plurality of light-emitting elements;
a frame having a first face coupled with the circuit board and a second face;
one or more securing structures coupled to the frame, the one or more securing structures being actuable between an engaged configuration and a disengaged configuration, wherein the one or more securing structures mount or secure the display module to a support structure to at least partially support a weight of the display module when the one or more securing structures are in the engaged configuration and wherein the display module is not secured to the support structure by the one or more securing structures when the one or more securing structures are in the disengaged configuration;
wherein the one or more securing structures comprise one or more magnets, wherein the one or more magnets magnetically engage the support structure with sufficient holding force to at least partially support the weight of the display module when the one or more magnets are in the engaged configuration, and wherein the one or more magnets are magnetically disengaged from the support structure when the one or more magnets are in the disengaged configuration and
one or more mounting hooks, wherein each of the one or more mounting hooks includes a first portion coupled to and extending generally rearward from the second face and a second portion coupled to and extending generally downward from the first hook portion such that the one or more mounting hooks at least partially support the weight of the display module when the one or more securing structures are in the disengaged configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,201,100

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY MOUNTING SYSTEM

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. An electronic display comprising:one or more cabinets, each cabinet including a front side and a rear side;
a display module coupled to the front side of at least one cabinet;
a mounting slot disposed on the rear side of at least one cabinet, the mounting slot defining a channel;
one or more backing bars configured to slide within the channel along a first direction, and inhibit being pulled from the channel in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction; and
one or more mounting clamps couplable to the one or more backing bars and positionable along the mounting slot, wherein the one or more mounting clamps are configured to secure the one or more cabinets to a ground mounted or suspended support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,317,007

SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. An assembly for at least partially supporting a display relative to a support structure, the assembly comprising:one or more cabinets defining a mounting channel, the mounting channel including one or more retaining lips defining a slot-like opening into the mounting channel, each of the one or more retaining lips including a continuous slidable surface facing an interior of the mounting channel;
one or more mounting clamps positionable along the mounting channel at any desired location along a longitudinal length of the mounting channel, and directly or indirectly couplable to the mounting channel, each of the one or more mounting clamps having first and second engagement portions extending in opposing directions along a longitudinal length of the slot-like opening and selectively movable toward and away from the slot-like opening, the first and second engagement portions each including one or more outer portions each positionable adjacent to an exterior surface of a corresponding one of the one or more retaining lips, wherein the first engagement portion is configured to engage the one or more retaining lips and the second engagement portion is configured to engage the support structure; and
one or more members configured to slide at least partially within the mounting channel along the continuous planar slidable surface of the one or more retaining lips in a first direction, and inhibit being pulled from the mounting channel in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,660,225

MAGNETIC LATCH FOR A DISPLAY MODULE

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A display module comprising:a module support structure;
a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted to the front face of the module support structure; and
one or more latch assemblies configured to selectively removably couple the module support structure to a support chassis, wherein each of the one or more latch assemblies comprises;
a latch plate comprising a magnetically-engageable material, wherein the latch plate is movable relative to the module support structure within a range of motion between a first plate position and a second plate position;
wherein the magnetically-engageable material of the latch plate forms a first magnetic attraction force between the latch plate and a mating structure coupled to the support chassis when the latch plate is in the first plate position, wherein the first magnetic attraction force at least partially magnetically secures the display module to the support chassis proximate to the latch assembly when the latch plate is in the first plate position, and
wherein a corresponding magnetic device can generate a second magnetic attraction force between the corresponding magnetic device and the latch plate that overcomes the first magnetic attraction force and moves the latch plate from the first plate position to the second plate position.

US Pat. No. 10,658,099

MAGNETIC LATCH FOR A DISPLAY MODULE

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A display module comprising:a module support structure;
a plurality of light-emitting elements coupled to the module support structure; and
one or more latch assemblies configured to removeably couple the module support structure to a support chassis, wherein each of the one or more latch assemblies comprises;
a first magnet movably coupled to the module support structure at a first location, the first magnet being rotatable relative to the module support structure between a first position and a second position;
a second magnet movably coupled with the module support structure at a second location, the second magnet being rotatable relative to the module support structure between a first corresponding position and a second corresponding position; and
a shaft connecting the first magnet and the second magnet wherein the first magnet, the shaft, and the second magnet are configured to rotate together such that the second magnet is in the first corresponding position when the first magnet is in the first position and is in the second corresponding position when the first magnet is in the second position;
wherein a magnetic attraction between the second magnet and a corresponding third magnet attached to the support chassis is stronger when the second magnet is in the first corresponding than when the second magnet is in the second corresponding position.

US Pat. No. 10,653,023

MAGNETIC ADJUSTMENT TOOL FOR A DISPLAY MODULE

Daktronics, Inc., Brooki...

1. A display assembly comprising:a support chassis;
a display module comprising a front major face, a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted to the front major face, and a rear major face generally opposing the front major face, wherein the rear major face is mounted to the support chassis;
one or more magnetic mounting structures to magnetically couple the display module to the support chassis and support a weight of the display module, wherein the magnetic mounting structure is located proximate to the rear major face at a mounting location; and
a first magnetically-actuated biasing subassembly positioned generally at or proximate to a first biasing location along the front major face, wherein the first biasing location is spaced from the mounting location, the biasing subassembly comprising;
a first biasing magnet located within a first cavity in the display module, the first biasing magnet being movable within the cavity between a first position and a second position relative to the display module; and
a first biasing member extending generally between the front major face and the rear major face, the first biasing member comprising a first front end and a first rear end, wherein the first biasing magnet is attached to the first biasing member at a first attachment position proximate to the first front end, and wherein the first biasing member is coupled to the display module at a second attachment position with a first adjustable connection,
wherein the first biasing member is movable relative to the display module at the first adjustable connection between a first forward position when the first biasing magnet is in the first position and a first rearward position when the first biasing magnet is in the second position, and
wherein the first rear end of the first biasing member selectively engages the support chassis when the first biasing member is in the first rearward position to adjust an orientation of the display module relative to the support chassis at the first biasing location.