US Pat. No. 9,173,325

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR BACK TO BACK ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

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1. An electronic display assembly comprising:
a first and second electronic image assembly where the two image assemblies are positioned back to back;
a first closed gaseous loop encircling the first image assembly;
a second closed gaseous loop encircling the second image assembly;
a heat exchanger placed within the path of both the first and second closed gaseous loops;
a circulating fan assembly positioned to force circulating gas through the first gaseous loop, second gaseous loop, and heat
exchanger; and

an open loop fan which forces ambient air through the heat exchanger;
wherein the ambient air is not permitted to mix with the circulating gas.

US Pat. No. 9,173,322

CONSTRICTED CONVECTION COOLING SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. A system for cooling an electronic display having a posterior display surface and contained within a housing, the system
comprising:
a constricted convection plate placed posterior to the posterior display surface covering the majority of the posterior display
surface;

at least one bracket which connects the posterior display surface with the constricted convection plate; and
a fan placed to draw ambient air between the constricted convection plate and the rear posterior.

US Pat. No. 9,451,733

SYSTEM FOR THERMALLY CONTROLLING AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY WITH REDUCED NOISE EMISSIONS

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1. A heat exchanger assembly for use with an electronic image assembly within a housing where ambient air surrounds the exterior
of the housing, the assembly comprising:
a first portion of a heat exchanger comprising a plurality of stacked plates where each plate contains a plurality of parallel
channels;

a second portion of a heat exchanger comprising a plurality of stacked plates where each plate contains a plurality of parallel
channels; and

a fan positioned between the first and second portions so as to pull ambient air through the first portion and push ambient
air through the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,119,325

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. A heat exchanger for an electronic display having an open loop for ambient gas and a closed loop for circulating gas, the
heat exchanger comprising:
a plurality of plates comprised of corrugated plastic, arranged in an alternating pattern where a plate that is in gaseous
communication with ambient gas is sandwiched between a pair of plates that are in gaseous communication with the circulating
gas.

US Pat. No. 9,313,917

THERMAL PLATE WITH OPTIONAL COOLING LOOP IN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. A thermal plate for use with an electronic display placed within a thermally-conductive housing, the thermal plate comprising:
a first portion which is in conductive thermal communication with the electronic display; and
a second portion extending from the first portion and placed within conductive thermal communication with the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,500,801

LED ASSEMBLY FOR TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

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1. A transparent liquid crystal display (LCD) assembly comprising:
an LCD panel;
a light guide positioned behind the LCD panel and having a front surface and a rear surface;
a front bracket contacting the front surface of the light guide; and
a rear bracket contacting the rear surface of the light guide, wherein:
the light guide is configured such that the amount of light permitted to exit the rear surface of the light guide is at least
20% of the amount of light permitted to exit the front surface of the light guide.

US Pat. No. 9,072,166

FIELD SERVICEABLE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. An in-field replaceable glass assembly for an electronic display placed within a housing having a hanger at the top of
the housing, the glass assembly comprising:
a frame surrounding a pane of glass and having a top and bottom;
a tab at the top of the frame and adapted to hold the glass assembly in place when slipped over the hanger on the housing;
a threaded post which extends from the frame and passes through an opening in the housing, and
a nut adapted to be tightened onto the threaded post.

US Pat. No. 9,119,330

SYSTEM FOR COOLING AN ELECTRONIC IMAGE ASSEMBLY WITH A HEAT EXCHANGER HAVING INTERNAL FANS

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1. An assembly for cooling an electronic image assembly placed within a housing, the assembly comprising:
an ambient gas pathway positioned within the housing;
a circulating gas pathway positioned within the housing;
a heat exchanger placed within the ambient gas and circulating gas pathways; and
an ambient gas fan positioned within the heat exchanger to force ambient gas through the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,167,655

BACKLIGHT ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

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1. A system for controlling the backlight of an electronic display, the system comprising:
an electronic display with a viewing surface and a backlight;
a power source operatively connected to said backlight;
a first light sensor to measure ambient light;
a second light sensor to measure light emitted by said backlight; and
a software driver operatively connected to
said first and second light sensors; and
said power source; and
wherein the software driver is adapted to
receive a preferred amount of backlight illumination for a given amount of ambient light;
increase the power of said power source when the amount of backlight illumination is too low for the amount of ambient light;
and

decrease the power of said power source when the amount of backlight illumination is too high for a given amount of ambient
light.

US Pat. No. 9,629,287

SYSTEM FOR USING CONSTRICTED CONVECTION WITH CLOSED LOOP COOLING SYSTEM AS THE CONVECTION PLATE

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1. An electronic display assembly comprising:
an electronic display housing;
a gas-containing closed loop gas cooling chamber located within the electronic display housing;
an electronic display positioned within the electronic display housing but outside of the closed loop gas cooling chamber;
and

an open loop ambient air pathway through the electronic display housing;
wherein the electronic display is coolable by a combination of gas circulation within the closed loop gas cooling chamber
and ambient air flow through the open loop ambient air pathway in the electronic display housing.

US Pat. No. 9,285,108

EXPANDED HEAT SINK FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

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1. A system for cooling components in an electronic display having a direct LED backlight comprising:
a plate having a front and rear side and spaced apart from a rear surface of the LED backlight to define a channel where the
plate is substantially parallel to the LED backlight;

an electronic component attached the rear side of the plate; and
a plurality of ribs placed between the rear surface of the LED backlight and the front side of the plate.

US Pat. No. 9,655,289

HYBRID REAR COVER AND MOUNTING BRACKET FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. A system for mounting an electronic display comprising:
a rear cover mounting bracket having a rear plate and sidewall which surrounds a perimeter of the plate;
a plurality of mounting holes placed within the rear plate;
an electronic display assembly module having a thermal plate where the electronic display assembly module attaches to the
rear cover mounting bracket to define a plenum between the thermal plate and the rear plate, the electronic display assembly
module having four sides including a bottom and top side;

a power module placed within the plenum;
wherein the electronic display assembly module is adapted to allow one side of the electronic display assembly module to be
rotated outwardly away from the rear cover mounting bracket when the electronic display assembly module is attached to the
rear cover mounting bracket;

a first partition within the plenum; and
a circulating fan positioned within the plenum for circulating gas around the plenum.

US Pat. No. 9,500,896

COOLING SYSTEM FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

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1. A transparent liquid crystal display (LCD) assembly comprising:
a glass panel;
an LCD panel placed in front of the glass panel;
a light guide positioned between the LCD panel and the glass panel, the light guide having an edge;
a substrate containing a plurality of LEDs placed adjacent to the edge of the light guide; and
a thermal plate attached to the glass panel as well as the substrate wherein the thermal plate contains a first portion attached
to the glass panel and a second portion attached to the substrate where the first portion is substantially perpendicular to
the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,089,079

SYSTEM FOR USING CONSTRICTED CONVECTION WITH CLOSED LOOP COOLING SYSTEM AS THE CONVECTION PLATE

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1. A gas cooling system for an electronic display having a display surface and a rear surface, the system comprising:
a closed loop of circulating gas positioned to surround the electronic display; and
an open loop of cooling air travelling along the rear surface of the electronic display without mixing with the circulating
gas

wherein the open loop cooling air flows through the center of the closed loop of circulating gas.

US Pat. No. 9,519,185

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

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1. A lighting system for a transparent LCD having opposing vertical edges, the system comprising:
a mullion lighting assembly positioned adjacent to each vertical edge of the transparent LCD, each mullion lighting assembly
having sidewalls defining a center channel and;

a plurality of LEDs positioned along the sidewall of each mullion lighting assembly and on a side of the sidewall that opposes
the center channel, each LED having a central axis that is directed away from the transparent LCD; and

a quantum dot film placed over the plurality of LEDs; and
a thermal fin extending substantially normal from a sidewall into the center channel.

US Pat. No. 9,448,569

SYSTEM FOR REDUCING THE THERMAL INERTIA OF AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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5. A system for anticipating the temperature rise of a component of an electronic display which typically experiences an increase
in temperature when the display is exposed to high ambient light levels, the system comprising:
an electronic image assembly;
a backplane in electrical communication with the electronic image assembly;
an ambient light sensor producing a signal;
a power module in electrical communication with the backplane;
a fan placed to force cooling gas over the power module;
a temperature sensor producing a signal and placed near the power module; and
a microprocessor which receives the ambient light sensor signal and temperature sensor signal and uses both signals to control
the speed of the fan.

US Pat. No. 9,348,174

RIGID LCD ASSEMBLY

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1. A rigid LCD assembly comprising:
a liquid crystal display (LCD) having a perimeter;
a first layer of tape attached around the perimeter of the LCD;
a diffusing plate attached to the layer of tape so as to create a cavity defined by the space between the LCD, tape, and diffusing
plate; and

an optical film positioned within the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,526,352

WIRELESS VIDEO TRANSMISSION SYSTEM FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

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1. A sealed transparent LCD assembly comprising:
a front glass panel;
a rear glass panel;
a spacer positioned around a perimeter of the front and rear glass panels and sandwiched in between the front and rear glass
panels to provide a gaseous seal between the front glass panel and the spacer as well as between the rear glass panel and
the spacer;

a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel positioned between the front and rear glass panels; and
a wireless transmitter/receiver positioned adjacent to the LCD and between the front glass panel and rear glass panel.

US Pat. No. 9,470,924

FIGURE EIGHT CLOSED LOOP COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. A cooling assembly for an electronic display comprising:
a figure eight closed loop of circulating gas pathways wrapping around the electronic display so as to cover at least a front
portion of a viewable area of the electronic display; and

an open loop ambient air pathway passing through the figure eight which does not allow circulating gas to mix with ambient
gas.

US Pat. No. 9,313,447

FIELD SERVICEABLE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. An in-field replaceable glass assembly for an electronic display placed within a housing having a hanger at the top of
the housing, the glass assembly comprising:
a frame surrounding a pane of glass and having a top and bottom;
a tab at the top of the frame and adapted to hold the glass assembly substantially vertical and in place when slipped over
the hanger on the housing; and

a means for attaching the bottom of the frame to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,065,259

WIRE PASS THROUGH DEVICE

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1. A device for sealing an interface having an opening for a wire to pass through the interface, the device comprising:
a pair of posts positioned on opposing sides of the opening;
a first sealing block having a protrusion with a concave recess sized to surround
a first portion of the wire;
a second sealing block having a recess sized to surround a second portion of the wire;
a first aperture within the first sealing block for accepting one of the posts; and a second aperture within the second sealing
block for accepting the opposing post;

a first mounting plate adapted to fit over the first sealing block and having a substantially planar top surface with a flange
extending substantially perpendicular to the top surface; and

a second mounting plate adapted to fit over the second sealing block and having a substantially planar top surface with a
flange extending substantially perpendicular to the top surface.

US Pat. No. 9,648,790

HEAT EXCHANGER ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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14. An assembly for cooling an electronic display having a power module brick and a video player, the cooling assembly comprising:
a housing containing the electronic display, power module brick, and a video player;
a first inlet aperture along an edge of the housing;
a second inlet aperture along an edge of the housing opposing the first inlet aperture;
an exhaust aperture placed near a center of the housing;
a portion of the housing which is placed behind the electronic display to define a gap;
a display fan positioned to force external air through the gap;
a first sealed plenum containing the power module brick and a first heat exchanger;
a first circulating fan positioned for force circulating gas through the first heat exchanger and across the power module
brick;

a second sealed plenum containing the video player and a second heat exchanger;
a second circulating fan positioned to force circulating gas through the second heat exchanger and across the video player;
a first external fan positioned to draw external air through the first inlet aperture, first heat exchanger, and exhausted
through the exhaust aperture;

a second external fan positioned to draw external air through the second inlet aperture, second heat exchanger, and exhausting
out of the exhaust aperture; and

a series of metallic plates positioned within the first heat exchanger and substantially aligned with the power module brick.

US Pat. No. 9,578,273

MODULAR SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

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1. A modular electrical system for controlling a backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) contained within a chassis, the system
comprising:
a system supply power board;
an AC power input in electrical communication with the system supply power board;
a timing and control board (TCON) in electrical communication with the system supply power board through a signal conduction
line and a power conduction line;

a board edge connector on the TCON;
an access opening in the chassis; and
a video module comprising a printed circuit board having an edge sized to connect with the board edge connector on the TCON,
where the video module is sized to fit through the access opening to connect with the TCON

wherein the board edge connector allows the TCON to pass the power conduction line and the signal conduction line to the video
module and accepts the edge of the printed circuit board of the video module into the board edge connector.

US Pat. No. 9,573,346

PHOTOINITIATED OPTICAL ADHESIVE AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

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1. A method for bonding glass components comprising the steps of:
providing a first glass component having a first surface;
placing a frame around a perimeter of the first surface of the first glass component so that the frame is in contact with
the first glass component;

sealing the first glass component and the frame with a sealant;
allowing the sealant to cure;
providing a mixture comprising two portions which can be combined to produce an index-matching optical adhesive, where at
least one of the portions is encapsulated;

pouring the mixture over the first surface of the first glass component and the frame;
exposing the mixture to an ultraviolet light source to release the encapsulated portion;
allowing the portions to mix and create an index-matching optical adhesive;
placing a second glass component, having a first and second edge, such that the first edge is in contact with the frame and
the second edge is elevated above the first glass component;

holding the first edge in place while lowering the second edge of the second glass component until the second glass component
is in contact with the frame; and

allowing the index-matching optical adhesive to cure.

US Pat. No. 9,286,020

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC LOAD SHARING BETWEEN ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

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1. A method for allocating power between a first and second display, comprising the steps of:
selecting a maximum allowable total current draw for the first and second display;
measuring the amount of ambient light contacting the first display;
measuring the amount of ambient light contacting the second display;
calculating a desired brightness for the first display;
calculating a desired brightness for the second display;
measuring the amount of total current being drawn by the first and second displays; and
determining if the first and second displays can be driven to their respective desired brightness without exceeding the maximum
allowable total current draw and

driving the first and second displays at their desired brightness if yes, and
reducing the respective desired brightnesses and driving the first and second displays at the reduced brightness if no;
wherein the step of reducing the respective desired brightness is performed by applying a common derating value to the first
and second display's desired brightness value.

US Pat. No. 9,282,676

SUSPENDED ELECTRONIC DISPLAY AND COOLING ASSEMBLY

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1. An electronic display assembly for suspending an electronic display from a pair of elongate members comprising:
a back pan positioned behind the electronic display and having a perimeter;
a dividing wall positioned around the perimeter of the back pan;
a rear cover placed atop the dividing wall to define a sealed compartment comprising the back pan, dividing wall, and rear
cover;

a pair of passageways travelling vertically and outside of the sealed compartment; and
at least one clamp within each passageway sized to accept an elongate member.

US Pat. No. 9,723,765

PERIMETER VENTILATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. An electronic display assembly comprising:
an electronic display;
a housing and front panel which surround the electronic display;
an ingestion gap for ingesting open loop fluid positioned along a vertical and a horizontal portion of a perimeter of the
front panel;

an exhaustion gap for exhausting open loop fluid positioned along a vertical and a horizontal portion of a perimeter of the
front panel;

a channel positioned behind the electronic display;
a first gaseous pathway for open loop fluid to travel from the ingestion gap to the channel;
a second gaseous pathway for open loop fluid to travel from the channel to the exhaustion gap;
a fan positioned to cause the flow of the open loop fluid;
a buffer zone positioned between the ingestion gap and the exhaustion gap; and
a central septum placed within the buffer zone.

US Pat. No. 9,594,271

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING A CONSISTENT TEMPERATURE GRADIENT ACROSS AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. An electronic display assembly with forced-air cooling comprising:
a housing having a front side, a rear side, a top and a bottom;
an electronic display located within the housing so as to be viewable along the front side thereof;
a thermally conductive plate located behind the electronic display and in thermal communication therewith, a space between
the plate and the rear side of the housing defining a gap, the plate engaging the housing so as to form a contaminant barrier
between the electronic display and the gap;

an external air inlet opening at located near the top of the housing and in flow communication with the gap;
an external air exhaust opening located near the bottom of the housing and in flow communication with the gap, the air exhaust
opening residing at a lower elevation than the air inlet opening when the electronic display is in an operating orientation;
and

a fan in communication with the gap and operative to produce an air inlet opening-to-air exhaust opening directed airflow
through the gap;

wherein, operation of the fan will cause external air from near the to of the housing to be moved through the air inlet opening
and passed through the gap before being exhausted through the air exhaust opening at located near the bottom of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,317,060

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING LARGE ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

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1. An electronic display assembly for use with a housing having interior top, bottom, left side, and right side portions as
well as a front and back side, the assembly comprising:
an electronic display module comprising an electronic display secured within a mounting frame, said mounting frame having
a top surface and a bottom surface and sized to fit within the interior top, bottom, left side, and right side portions of
the housing;

a top pair of brackets attached to the top surface of the mounting frame, each bracket containing an aperture;
a bottom pair of brackets attached to the bottom surface of the mounting frame, each bracket containing an aperture;
a front glass assembly having a top pair of threaded posts positioned to pass through the apertures in the top brackets and
a bottom pair of threaded posts positioned to pass through the apertures in the bottom brackets; and

a female threaded member attached to each of the threaded posts, securing the front glass assembly to the mounting frame.

US Pat. No. 9,633,366

SYSTEM FOR TRACKING AND ANALYZING DISPLAY CASE USAGE

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1. A system for tracking an analyzing display case usage comprising:
a display case having a door;
a transparent liquid crystal display (LCD) housed within the door;
a sensor positioned to detect whether the door is open; and
a CPU in electrical connection with the transparent LCD and the sensor;
wherein the CPU stores data from the door sensor regarding whether the door has been opened and data representing content
displayed on the transparent LCD when the door is opened.

US Pat. No. 9,812,047

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY MONITORING THE OPERATING LIFE OF ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

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1. A system for remotely monitoring and controlling an electronic display comprising:
a first electronic display having a backplane in electrical connection therewith;
a color light sensor placed in front of the first electronic display and electrically connected with the backplane;
a network connection with the backplane; and
a computing device residing at a location remote to and not visible from the first electronic display, the computing device
having a second display, change controlling software, and an electronic storage medium populated with operating parameters,
the computing device in electronic communication with the network connection and adapted to display a user interface on the
second display, the user interface configured to present the current brightness level of the first electronic display and
to accept as an input a new brightness level to be provided via the change controlling software to the first electronic display
if the current brightness level of the first electronic display is determined to fall outside of corresponding acceptable
operating parameters saved on the electronic storage medium.

US Pat. No. 9,690,137

AIRGUIDE BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY

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11. An airguide backlight assembly comprising:
a transparent anterior element having a pair of opposing edges and a centerline;
a first plurality of light sources placed along one of the opposing edges;
a second plurality of light sources placed along the opposite opposing edge as the first plurality of light sources;
a lens element placed in front of each light source; and
a reflective pan positioned posterior to the anterior element where the distance from the anterior element to the reflective
pan varies across the reflective pan and is the smallest when measured along the centerline and where the pan contains both
convex and concave surfaces on both sides of the centerline so that the reflective pan contains a total of two or more convex
portions, the convex portions having a surface and wherein the entire surface of the convex portions are reflective.

US Pat. No. 9,535,293

SEALED TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY ASSEMBLY

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1. A sealed transparent LCD assembly comprising:
a front glass panel;
a rear glass panel;
a spacer element positioned around a perimeter of the front and rear glass panels and sandwiched in between the front and
rear glass panels to provide a gaseous seal between the front glass panel and the spacer element as well as between the rear
glass panel and the spacer element; and

a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel positioned between the front and rear glass panels, further comprising:
a light guide positioned between the LCD and the rear glass panel, wherein: the light guide is a two way light guide, and
the spacer element is a flexible foam comprising a desiccant and a pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,799,306

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTATION OF DISPLAY CHARACTERISTICS

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1. A system for altering characteristics of a display based on environmental data, the system comprising:
a light sensor;
an environmental processing unit which is adapted to receive electrical signals from the light sensor and determine a desired
display black level based on said electrical signals;

an image signal processor adapted to accept the desired display black level and an encoded image signal (Se) and generate pre-decoding image signal (Sp); and

an image signal decoder adapted to accept Sp and generate a decoded image signal for the display;

wherein the image signal processor is adapted to set Sp equal to zero when Se is below a gray level turn-off point(So);

wherein the image signal processor is adaptd to determine Sp based on a linear relationship when Se is between So and a gray level threshold (St); and

wherein the image signal processor is adapted to determine Sp based at least partially on a linearity modifier exponent ?when Se is above St.

US Pat. No. 9,613,548

ADVANCED COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. A cooling system for an electronic display comprising:
a back pan positioned behind the electronic display having at least one electronic component located thereon; and
a rear open loop layer between the back pan and the electronic display; and
a front open loop layer between the rear open loop layer and the electronic display.

US Pat. No. 9,627,875

WIRE PASS THROUGH DEVICE

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1. A device for sealing an interface having an opening for a wire to pass through the interface, the device comprising:
a pair of posts positioned on opposing sides of the opening;
a first sealing block having a body portion and a first protrusion that extends outwardly from the body portion of the first
sealing block, the first protrusion comprised of two points and a concave recess formed between the two points, the concave
recess sized to surround a first portion of the wire;

a second sealing block having a body portion with a recess extending inwardly into the body portion of the second sealing
block, the recess in the second sealing block sized to surround a second portion of the wire;

a first aperture within the first sealing block for accepting one of the posts;
a second aperture within the second sealing block for accepting the opposing post; and
wherein the recess in the second sealing block accepts the first protrusion in the first sealing block when the pair of posts
are positioned in the apertures.

US Pat. No. 9,684,124

LED ASSEMBLY FOR TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

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1. A transparent display assembly comprising:
a transparent electronic display adapted to show an image on a front surface thereof;
a light guide positioned behind the transparent electronic display and having a front surface and a rear surface;
a front bracket contacting a surface of the light guide; and
a rear bracket contacting a surface of the light guide;
wherein the light guide is configured to permit a first portion of light to exit the rear surface of the light guide and a
second portion of light to exit the front surface of the light guide.

US Pat. No. 9,648,270

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY WITH MOUNT-ACCESSIBLE COMPONENTS

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1. A liquid crystal display comprising:
a liquid crystal stack;
a backlight placed adjacent to the liquid crystal stack;
a backplane in electrical communication with the liquid crystal stack and the backlight, the backplane containing a plurality
of blind mate connectors;

an LCD timing and control module connected to the blind mate connectors of the backplane;
a housing containing the liquid crystal stack, backlight, backplane, and LCD timing and control module; and
an access panel within the housing, the access panel located adjacent to the LCD timing and control module and sized to allow
the LCD timing and control module to be disconnected from the backplane and removed from the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,661,939

WIRELESS VIDEO TRANSMISSION SYSTEM FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

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1. A display assembly comprising:
a housing adapted to hold products; and an access panel assembly comprising:
a front transparent sheet;
a rear transparent sheet;
a transparent electronic display panel positioned between the front and rear transparent sheets;
a first wireless transmitter/receiver positioned adjacent to the transparent electronic display panel and between the front
and rear transparent sheets; and

a second wireless transmitter/receiver positioned outside of the front and rear transparent sheets; wherein the first wireless
transmitter/receiver is configured to communicate with the second wireless transmitter/receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,797,588

EXPANDED HEAT SINK FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

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1. An electronic display assembly comprising:
a liquid crystal display having a direct LED backlight with a rear surface;
a plate having a front side facing the direct LED backlight and a rear side opposing the front side, where the plate is spaced
apart from the rear surface of the LED backlight to define a channel therebetween;

an electronic component located along the rear side of the plate; and
a fan positioned to draw cooling air through the channel;
wherein the cooling air is prohibited from contacting the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 9,801,305

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. A cooling system for an electronic image assembly having a front and rear portion, the system comprising:
an open loop ambient air flow path along the rear portion of the electronic image assembly;
a closed loop gas circulation path encircling the electronic image assembly;
a common heat exchanger in gaseous communication with both the open loop ambient air flow path and the closed loop gas circulation
path;

one or more fans positioned to force circulating gas through the heat exchanger; and
one or more fans positioned to force ambient air through the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,835,893

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR BACK TO BACK ELECTRONICS DISPLAYS

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1. An electronic display assembly comprising:
a first and second electronic image assembly where the two image assemblies are positioned back to back;
a first closed gaseous loop encircling the first image assembly;
a second closed gaseous loop encircling the second image assembly;
a common heat exchanger placed within the path of both the first and second closed gaseous loops;
a circulating fan assembly positioned to force circulating gas through the first gaseous loop, second gaseous loop, and heat
exchanger; and

an open loop fan operative to force ambient air through the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,881,528

TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY ON DISPLAY CASE

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1. A point-of-sale advertising system for use with a display case having a front glass sheet positioned in front of a cavity
for accepting goods, the system comprising:
a transparent LCD positioned behind the front glass sheet, said LCD having a pair of opposing edges; and
a plurality of LEDs positioned adjacent to the pair of opposing edges of the LCD and arranged so that light which is emitted
from the LEDs is directed backwards towards the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,867,253

BACKLIGHT ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

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1. A system for lighting an electronic display, the system comprising:
an electronic display with a viewing surface and a backlight;
a power source operatively connected to said backlight such that the result of an increase in power to said backlight is an
increase in the amount of illumination output from the backlight, and the result of a decrease in power to said backlight
is a decrease in the amount of illumination output from said backlight;

a sensor adapted to measure ambient light;
a sensor adapted to measure light emitted by said backlight; and
a software driver in operative communication with said sensors and said power source;
wherein the software driver is configured to access a database indicating a range of a preferred amount of backlight illumination
for a given amount of ambient light, to automatically increase the power of said power source when the amount of backlight
illumination is below said preferred illumination range for the sensed amount of ambient light at a given time, and to decrease
the power of said power source when the amount of backlight illumination is above said preferred illumination range for the
sensed amount of ambient light at a given time.

US Pat. No. 9,832,847

SYSTEM FOR DECREASING ENERGY USAGE OF A TRANSPARENT LCD DISPLAY CASE

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1. An apparatus for controlling a backlight comprising:
a display case comprising a housing and an access panel, the access panel comprising front and rear glass panels;
a transparent display and associated backlight positioned between the front and rear glass panels;
an access panel sensor positioned to determine whether the access panel is open or closed; and
a controller electrically connected to the backlight and access panel sensor, where the controller measures the amount of
time that has passed since the access panel was closed and drives the backlight at one or more non-zero percentages of its
normal operating level based upon the amount of time that has passed since the access panel was closed.

US Pat. No. 9,974,142

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC LOAD SHARING BETWEEN ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

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1. An electronic display assembly comprising:an incoming AC current sensor which measures the total current being drawn from an AC supply circuit;
a common power load sharing controller in electrical connection with the AC current sensor;
a first display in electrical connection with the AC current sensor and having associated therewith:
an ambient light sensor in electrical connection with the common power load sharing controller, and
a brightness controller in electrical connection with the common power load sharing controller; and
a second display in electrical connection with the AC current sensor and having associated therewith:
an ambient light sensor in electrical connection with the common power load sharing controller, and
a brightness controller in electrical connection with the common power load sharing controller.

US Pat. No. 10,143,106

SUSPENDED ELECTRONIC DISPLAY AND COOLING ASSEMBLY

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1. A suspended electronic display assembly comprising:an electronic display located within a housing;
a pair of elongate members which extend from a first, fixed structure located above the electronic display, enter the housing, extend through the housing, exit the housing, and extend to a second, fixed structure located below the electronic display to support the electronic display;
a substantially sealed compartment for circulating gas positioned entirely behind the electronic display;
a channel for receiving ambient air located between a rear surface of the electronic display and a front surface of the substantially sealed compartment; and
a plurality of clamps located outside of the substantially sealed compartment and within said housing, wherein each of the plurality of clamps is sized to accept the elongate member.

US Pat. No. 9,950,500

GLASS ASSEMBLY

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1. A frame for bonding a first protective glass component to a second protective glass component with a desired thickness of adhesive, the first glass component having a top surface and a perimeter, the frame comprising:a horizontal top portion sized to extend along the perimeter and overlap the top surface of the first protective glass component, wherein said horizontal top portion is configured to receive the adhesive poured on the top surface of the first protective glass component and comprises a distal surface located on a distal end thereof which is configured to contain said adhesive such that said adhesive continuously abuts said distal surface when so poured, wherein said horizontal top portion has a thickness substantially equal to the desired thickness of adhesive between the first and second protective glass components when the second protective glass component is placed atop the frame, sandwiching the frame between the first and second protective glass components; and
a vertical side portion extending downwardly from the horizontal top portion and sized to wrap around the perimeter of the first glass component;
wherein the horizontal top portion and the vertical side portion form an ‘L’ shaped cross-section.

US Pat. No. 10,088,702

FIGURE EIGHT CLOSED LOOP COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. A cooling assembly for an electronic display comprising:a figure eight loop of gas pathways wrapping around the electronic display and comprising a front channel that passes in front of the viewable area of the electronic display, a center channel located behind the electronic display, and a rear channel located behind the second channel;
a first plurality of subchannels located within the center channel;
a second plurality of subchannels located within the center channel;
a first plurality of pass through device connecting the first plurality of subchannels to the front channel; and
a second plurality of pass through devices connecting the second plurality of subchannels to the rear channel;
wherein first and second plurality of subchannels are configured to permit circulating gas to flow therethrough without substantially mixing.

US Pat. No. 10,090,660

WIRE PASS THROUGH DEVICE

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1. A device for sealing an interface having an opening for a wire to pass through the interface, the device comprising:a first sealing block having a body portion and a first protrusion that extends outwardly from the body portion of the first sealing block, the first protrusion comprised of two points and a concave recess formed between the two points, the concave recess sized to surround a first portion of the wire;
a second sealing block having a body portion with a recess extending inwardly into the body portion of the second sealing block, the recess in the second sealing block sized to surround a second portion of the wire; and
wherein the recess in the second sealing block accepts the first protrusion in the first sealing block.

US Pat. No. 9,983,427

SEALED TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY ASSEMBLY

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1. A display assembly comprising:a front transparent panel; a rear transparent panel;
a spacer element positioned between the front and rear transparent panels configured to provide a gaseous seal between the front transparent panel and the spacer element as well as between the rear transparent panel and the spacer element;
a transparent electronic display panel positioned between and spaced apart from the front and rear transparent panels;
a two way light guide positioned between the rear transparent panel and the transparent electronic display panel,
a front bracket configured to prevent the two way light guide from moving towards the transparent electronic display panel; and a rear bracket configured to prevent the two way light guide from moving towards the rear transparent panel,wherein the transparent electronic display panel is sealed within the assembly so that exterior air cannot contact the transparent electronic display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,894,800

CONSTRICTED CONVECTION COOLING SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. A system for cooling an electronic display having a posterior display surface and contained within a housing, the system
comprising:
a constricted convection plate placed posterior to the posterior display surface and covering the majority of the posterior
display surface;

a channel formed between the constricted convection plate and the posterior display surface; and
a fan placed to draw ambient air through the channel;
wherein the constricted convection plate thermally isolates electrical components for operating the electronic display from
the posterior display surface.

US Pat. No. 10,212,845

HYBRID REAR COVER AND MOUNTING BRACKET FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. A system for mounting an electronic display comprising:a rear cover mounting bracket having a rear plate;
an electronic display assembly module having a thermal plate where the electronic display assembly module attaches to the rear cover mounting bracket to define a gaseously sealed enclosed chamber between the thermal plate and the rear plate, wherein said enclosed chamber is located entirely behind the electronic display assembly;
an electrical component placed within the enclosed chamber;
wherein the electronic display assembly module is removably connected to the rear cover mounting bracket;
a first partition within the enclosed chamber; and
a circulating fan positioned within the enclosed chamber for circulating gas within the enclosed chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,194,564

BACK TO BACK ELECTRONIC DISPLAY ASSEMBLY

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1. A back to back electronic display assembly comprising:a first display assembly positioned back to back with a second display assembly;
an enclosed chamber positioned entirely between the first and second display assemblies, wherein said enclosed chamber is substantially sealed to prevent circulating air located within the enclosed chamber from exiting the enclosed chamber;
a first gap defined between the enclosed chamber and the first display assembly;
a second gap defined between the enclosed chamber and the second display assembly; and
a fan positioned to force external air through the first and second gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,185,352

MODULAR SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

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1. A modular electrical system for controlling a liquid crystal display (LCD) having a backlight and contained within a chassis, the system comprising:a backplane having first and second board edge connectors;
a video module having a board edge connector adapted to connect with the first board edge connector on the backplane, and a video input connection that is physically located on the video module but remotely from the video module board edge connector;
a power module having a board edge connector adapted to connect with the second board edge connector on the backplane, and an AC power input connection that is physically located on the power module but remotely from the power module board edge connector; and
a timing and control board (TCON) in electrical communication with the backplane and arranged to receive power through a power conduction line and electrical signals through a signal conduction line, the TCON configured to convert video signals output by the video module into driving signals for the LCD.

US Pat. No. 10,182,665

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING DAMAGE TO PRODUCTS

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1. An apparatus for preventing damage to products in a display case having a door, the apparatus comprising:a normally black transparent liquid crystal display comprising a number of pixels and positioned between a front glass and a rear glass of the door; and
a controller electrically connected to the liquid crystal display and comprising a processor and a non-transitory storage device;
wherein the non-transitory storage device comprises preprogrammed transparency data which when executed by the processor causes the controller to drive the liquid crystal display according to the preprogrammed transparency data;
wherein the preprogrammed transparency data comprises multiple preprogrammed transparency levels for the liquid crystal display, each of which is associated with a respective time of day;
wherein said transparency levels are achieved by applying particular voltages to the pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,191,212

EXPANDABLE LIGHT GUIDE FOR BACKLIGHT

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1. A backlight assembly comprising:a light guide plate having a pair of opposing edges;
a light guide spacer located rearward of the light guide plate and coupled to the light guide plate so as to be movable therewith;
a back pan located rearward of the light guide spacer; and
a sliding LED subassembly, the sliding LED subassembly comprising a connecting assembly, and a plurality of LEDs that are separated from the edge of the light guide by a gap of some distance, a portion of the connecting assembly of the LED subassembly located rearward of the back pan and coupled to the light guide spacer by an element that passes through a slot in the back pan such that the LED subassembly is movable with the light guide spacer and the distance between the LEDs and the edge of the light guide plate will remain the same during movement of the light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 10,314,212

SYSTEM FOR COOLING AN ELECTRONIC IMAGE ASSEMBLY WITH CIRCULATING GAS AND AMBIENT GAS

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1. An apparatus comprising:an electronic image assembly;
a housing assembly containing said electronic image assembly;
a first fan connected to said housing assembly and adapted to circulate gas in a first path through an interior of said housing assembly;
a second fan connected to said housing assembly and adapted to cause ambient gas from outside said housing assembly to circulate in a second path through said interior of said housing assembly; and
a structure positioned within said housing assembly and configured to allow the gas in said first path to cross over the ambient gas in said second path.

US Pat. No. 10,185,353

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY WITH MOUNT-ACCESSIBLE COMPONENTS

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1. An electronic display comprising:a housing;
an electronic image-producing assembly located within the housing;
a backplane located within the housing, the backplane in electrical communication with the electronic image-producing assembly;
a removable electronic assembly in the form of a timing and control unit located within the housing, the timing and control unit electrically connected to the backplane through releasable engagement of a shared self-aligning electrical connector; and
an access opening through a wall of the housing, the opening dimensioned to allow passage of the timing and control unit therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,321,549

DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS CONTROL BASED ON LOCATION DATA

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1. A method for controlling the luminance of an electronic display having a backlight, comprising the steps of:determining the sunset and sunrise times for the present day;
determining whether the present time is between a sunrise transition period, daytime, a sunset transition period, or nighttime;
driving the backlight based on whether the present time is during the sunrise transition period, daytime, the sunset transition period, or nighttime such that the backlight is driven at a daytime level if the present time is during daytime and the backlight is driven at a nighttime level that is less than the daytime level if the present time is during nighttime; and
remotely monitoring or adjusting a brightness of the electronic display independent of normal operational input if the present time is during the sunrise transition period or the sunset transition period;
wherein the backlight is adapted to be on for daytime use and nighttime use of the electronic display; and
wherein the electronic display is directly backlit by the backlight.

US Pat. No. 10,269,038

SYSTEM FOR TRACKING AND ANALYZING CONSUMPTION

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1. A system for tracking and analyzing consumption of consumer goods comprising:a display case configured to showcase the consumer goods;
an access panel forming at least a portion of the display case;
a transparent electronic display forming at least a portion of the access panel;
a sensor configured to detect whether the access panel is open; and
a CPU in electrical connection with the transparent electronic display and the sensor;
wherein the CPU is configured to store consumption data indicating the content displayed on the transparent electronic display when the access panel is opened.

US Pat. No. 10,255,884

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTATION OF DISPLAY CHARACTERISTICS

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1. A system for altering characteristics of a display based on environmental data, the system comprising:a light sensor;
an environmental processor adapted to receive electrical signals from the light sensor and generate an environmentally-reactive control signal (Sa);
an image signal processor adapted to accept Sa and an encoded image signal (Se) and generate a pre-decoding image signal (Sp); and
an image signal decoder adapted to accept Sp and generate a decoded image signal for the display;
wherein the image signal processor is adapted to determine Sp based on a linear relationship when Se is between a gray level turn-off point (So) and a gray level threshold (St).

US Pat. No. 10,398,066

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING DISPLAY BOWING

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1. An apparatus for preventing bowing of an electronic display comprising:a housing;
a cover panel, wherein the electronic display is located behind said cover panel;
a backlight located behind said electronic display; and
a closed loop pathway for circulating gas comprising:
a first gas pathway located between said cover panel and the electronic display;
a backlight cavity located between the electronic display and the backlight; and
a second gas pathway located behind the backlight;
wherein the closed loop pathway is configured to cause the pressure of circulating gas in the backlight cavity to be lower than the circulating gas in the first gas pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,319,408

MONOLITHIC DISPLAY WITH SEPARATELY CONTROLLABLE SECTIONS

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1. An electronic display assembly comprising:a monolithic electronic display panel; and
a single video player in electrical connection with a single timing and control board (TCON), which is in electrical connection with the monolithic electronic display panel, the single video player and TCON configured to:
simultaneously produce multiple individual images on the monolithic electronic display panel, the multiple individual images comprising content selected from the group consisting of still images, full motion video, and combinations thereof, and
produce a simulated bezel graphic that appears between each of the multiple individual images, the simulated bezel graphic being dynamic in nature such that the bezel graphic is visually movable in correspondence with changes in appearance of the multiple individual images on the monolithic electronic display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,278,311

PERIMETER VENTILATION SYSTEM

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1. An electronic display assembly comprising:an electronic display;
a front panel having a perimeter;
a housing, wherein said housing and said front panel are configured to substantially surround the electronic display;
an ingestion gap for ingesting open loop fluid from the ambient environment positioned along a first vertical and a first horizontal portion of the perimeter;
an exhaustion gap for exhausting open loop fluid to the ambient environment positioned along a second vertical and a second horizontal portion of the perimeter;
a channel positioned behind the electronic display;
a first gaseous pathway for open loop fluid to travel from the ingestion gap to the channel;
a second gaseous pathway for open loop fluid to travel from the channel to the exhaustion gap;
a fan positioned to cause the flow of the open loop fluid;
a first side channel positioned vertically and forming at least a portion of the first gaseous pathway and the second gaseous pathway;
a second side channel positioned vertically and forming at least a portion of the first gaseous pathway and the second gaseous pathway;
a first channel septum placed within the first side channel; and
a second channel septum placed within the second side channel.

US Pat. No. 10,269,156

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BLENDING ORDER CONFIRMATION OVER MENU BOARD BACKGROUND

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1. A multi-panel display system for blending order confirmation data with background image data and providing redundancy comprising:a first electronic display;
a first timing and control board in electrical connection with the first electronic display;
a first system control board in electrical connection with the first timing and control board and configured to receive the order confirmation data;
a first point of sale data output in electrical connection with the first system control board and configured to transmit the order confirmation data;
a first video player in electrical connection with the first system control board configured to receive background image data;
a second electronic display;
a second timing and control board in electrical connection with the second electronic display;
a second system control board in electrical connection with the second timing and control board and the first video player; and
a second video player in electrical connection with the second system control board;
wherein the second system control board is configured to begin utilizing the first video player upon failure of the second video player;
wherein the first and second video players are configured to blend the order confirmation data with the background image data through an alpha composting or an alpha blending process, and transmit the blended image to the first or second timing and control board, respectively, to be displayed on the first or second electronic display, respectively, such that the order confirmation data is visible atop of the background image data and the background image data is at least partially obscured by the order confirmation data;
wherein the alpha value is between 0 and 1.

US Pat. No. 10,261,362

OPTICAL SHEET TENSIONER

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1. An assembly for enhancing an image displayed on a liquid crystal display (LCD) comprising:a backlight;
an optical sheet located between the backlight and the LCD;
a housing configured to surround said backlight, said optical sheet, and said LCD;
a spring assembly connecting said housing to said optical sheet, wherein said spring assembly is configured to tension said optical sheet; and
a plurality of apertures positioned along the perimeter of said optical sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,258,170

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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19. An apparatus for controlling the transparency of a display case having a door comprising:a normally black transparent liquid crystal display (LCD) positioned within the door;
a controller electrically connected to the LCD and configured to drive the LCD according to user input and determine the current time; and
a network connectivity device in electrical connection with the controller and in communication with a communications network, wherein said network connectivity device is configured to receive user input from a webpage;
wherein said user input comprises a first transparency level the LCD is to be driven at when the current time falls within a first time range corresponding to retail hours and a second transparency level the LCD is to be driven at when the current time falls within a second time range corresponding to after hours.

US Pat. No. 10,398,058

ASSEMBLY FOR SUSPENDING AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. An assembly for suspending an electronic display between a first structure located above the electronic display and a second structure located below the electronic display, said assembly comprising:a housing for the electronic display;
a plurality of elongate members, each of which extends through the housing and are configured to extend from the first structure to the second structure;
a substantially sealed compartment for circulating gas positioned within the housing;
a channel extending through the housing, in thermal communication with the substantially sealed compartment, and configured to receive ambient air; and
a plurality of clamps, each of which is located within the housing and is sized to accept one of the elongate members.

US Pat. No. 10,319,271

CYCLIC REDUNDANCY CHECK FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

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1. A method for preventing image retention in an electronic display having a display controller, and a processor within the display controller, the method comprising the steps of:defining an analysis area (AA), a time threshold (TT), and a pixel threshold (PT), and providing the AA, TT and PT to the electronic display processor;
using the electronic display processor to produce an image on an active display area of the electronic display by transmitting image pixel data to the electronic display;
moving the AA, under the command of the electronic display processor, through every location of the active display area of the electronic display;
using the electronic display processor to perform a checksum calculation of the pixel data within each location for an interval of time until reaching TT;
using the electronic display processor to compare the checksum calculation for each location across each interval of time to determine if the change in pixel data is less than PT for each location; and
performing an image retention prevention procedure by causing the display controller to modify the output of some portion of the pixels residing at any location where the change in pixel data is determined to be less than PT by transmitting data other than image data to said portion of the pixels, and cycling the pixels by subsequently retransmitting image data to the output-modified portion of the pixels and transmitting data other than image data to the remaining portion of the pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,313,037

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY REMOTE IMAGE VERIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

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13. A method for remote verification of an advertising image shown on an electronic display comprising the steps of:providing a processor in connectivity with the electronic display, a video player, a screen capture device, an electronic storage device comprising a schedule of advertising images to be displayed on said electronic display, a network connection device, and a networked database;
receiving a request, by way of the network connection device, to take a screen capture of one or more advertising images scheduled for display on the electronic display;
instructing the video player to output the advertising image scheduled for display on the electronic display;
instructing the screen capture device to take a screen capture of the advertising image being displayed on the electronic display if a request to take a screen capture has been received for the advertising image currently scheduled for display;
storing the screen capture on the electronic storage device;
transmitting the screen capture to the networked database via the network connection device;
storing the screen capture on the networked database; and
providing access to the screen capture stored on the networked database.

US Pat. No. 10,325,536

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY MONITORING AND ADJUSTING ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

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1. A system for remotely-monitoring an electronic display, comprising:an electronic display having a backplane;
a network connection with the backplane;
a watermark displayed on the electronic display;
a color light sensor electrically connected with the backplane, the color light sensor located and configured to view the watermark, to measure one or more characteristics of the watermark, and to send measured watermark characteristic data via the network to a remote location that is different from the location of the electronic display; and
an initial set of stored watermark attribute data measured by the color light sensor, the initial set of measured watermark attribute data serving as a baseline for comparison with later watermark attribute data measured by the color light sensor;
wherein measured watermark characteristic data from the color light sensor is usable to determine whether one or more operating parameters of the electronic display are operating within an acceptable range.

US Pat. No. 10,412,816

DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS CONTROL BASED ON LOCATION DATA

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1. An electronic display assembly comprising:an electronic display;
a light adapted to provide lighting for the electronic display;
a microprocessor adapted to:
i) determine a geographical location of the electronic display;
ii) determine sunrise and sunset times for a day based on the geographical location;
iii) determine a present time;
iv) control power to the light such that the light is adapted to operate at a daytime level if the present time is between sunrise and sunset; and
v) control power to the light such that the light is adapted to operate at a nighttime level that is less than the daytime level if the present time is between sunset and sunrise;
wherein the light is adapted to be on for daytime use and nighttime use of the electronic display.

US Pat. No. 10,420,257

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING A CONSISTENT TEMPERATURE GRADIENT ACROSS AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

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1. An electronic display assembly with forced-air cooling, comprising:a housing having a front side, a rear side, a top and a bottom;
an electronic display located at least partially within the housing so as to be viewable along the front side thereof;
a thermally conductive plate located behind the electronic display and in thermal communication therewith, a space between the plate and the rear side of the housing defining a gap;
an external air inlet opening located near the top of the housing, the external air inlet opening in flow communication with the gap;
an external air exhaust opening located near the bottom of the housing and at a lower elevation than the external air inlet opening, the external air exhaust opening in flow communication with the gap; and
at least one fan in flow communication with the gap, the at least one fan being operative to produce an air inlet opening-to-air exhaust opening directed flow of external air through the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,455,671

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DECREASING ENERGY USAGE OF A TRANSPARENT DISPLAY CASE

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1. An apparatus for controlling the illumination of a display case for a plurality of products comprising:a housing defining a compartment configured to hold the plurality of products;
an access panel comprising a transparent display configured to display images, wherein the access panel is configured to move between an opened position and a closed position;
an illumination device configured to illuminate the transparent display;
a sensor positioned to determine whether the access panel is in the opened position or the closed position; and
a processor electrically connected to the illumination device and the sensor, wherein said processor is configured to measure the amount of time that has passed since the access panel was placed in the closed position and drive the illumination device at a reduced power level based upon the amount of time that has elapsed;
wherein the images displayed on the transparent display and any products located in the housing are capable of being simultaneously viewed when the access panel is in the closed position;
wherein the reduced power level is a non-zero power level such that transparency of the transparent display is decreased but not rendered opaque.

US Pat. No. 10,440,790

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH ILLUMINATION CONTROL

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1. An electronic display system with illumination control, comprising:a display housing;
an electronic display with a viewing surface and an illumination means, the electronic display located at least partially within the housing;
a power source in communication with the illumination means and configured to provide electrical energy thereto;
a temperature sensor configured to measure the temperature within the housing; and
a controller in communication with the temperature sensor and the power source, the controller:
provided with an acceptable system operating temperature range,
programmed to increase the light output of the illumination means by increasing the output of the power source when a temperature measurement from the temperature sensor is below the acceptable system operating temperature range, and
programmed to decrease the light output of the illumination means by decreasing the output of the power source when a temperature measurement from the temperature sensor is above the acceptable system operating temperature range.

US Pat. No. 10,431,166

DYNAMIC DIMMING LED BACKLIGHT

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1. An LED backlight assembly for a liquid crystal display (LCD), the LED backlight assembly comprising:an LED backlight having a number of individually controllable subsections, wherein each subsection comprises a number of red light emitting LEDs, a number of green light emitting LEDs, and a number of blue light emitting LEDs, wherein simultaneous illumination of each of said number of red, green, and blue light emitting LEDs within a given subsection is configured to produce white light, and wherein each of said subsections comprises an equal number of red, green, and blue light emitting LEDs;
an unpenetrated dividing wall extending away from the LED backlight and separating adjacent subsections of the LED backlight;
a diffusing element placed in front of the LED backlight;
a gap located between the dividing wall and the diffusing element;
a histogram accumulator in electrical communication with the LED backlight;
a frame buffer; and
a digital signal processor in electrical communication with the LED backlight, wherein the digital signal processor is also in electrical communication with the LCD and is configured to send virtual backlight data to the LCD.

US Pat. No. 10,417,943

TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY ON DISPLAY CASE

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1. A display case comprising:a housing that defines a cavity that is adapted to receive goods;
a front glass substrate positioned over said cavity;
a transparent LCD adapted to produce an image such that an individual may see through said LCD into said cavity, said LCD having a first pair of opposing edges; and
a plurality of LEDs adapted to provide lighting for said LCD, said LEDs positioned adjacent to at least one of said first pair of opposing edges of said LCD.