US Patent No. 10,602,626

HOUSING ASSEMBLY FOR AN INTEGRATED DISPLAY UNIT


Patent No. 10,602,626
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Housing Assembly For An Integrated Display Unit
Inventorship William Dunn, Alpharetta, GA (US)
Assignee Manufacturing Resources International, Inc., Alpharetta, GA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,602,626

1. A housing assembly for a display unit comprising: a first side member extending vertically and comprising a first channel; a second side member extending vertically and comprising a second channel, wherein each of the first side member and the second side member comprise a first raised edge and a second raised edge extending along a first and second side of the first and second side members respectively, and wherein each of the first and second raised edges are configured to receive one or more pieces of cladding in a snap fit;a first horizontal member extending between said first side member and said second side member, wherein said first horizontal member is secured within said first channel and said second channel; a second horizontal member extending between said first side member and said second side member, wherein said first horizontal member is secured within said first channel and said second channel; wherein said display unit comprises an open loop pathway for ambient air, a closed loop pathway for circulating gas, and at least one electronic display; wherein said first horizontal member forms an upper surface of the display unit and said second horizontal member forms a lower surface of the display unit such that said first and second horizontal members define, in part, said closed loop pathway; wherein said first and second side members form exterior surfaces of said display unit and further define, in part, said closed loop pathway; and a cavity forming a portion of said closed loop pathway, wherein said cavity is defined, in part, by the first and second channels of said first and second side members; a storage device located within said cavity; and at least one electronic component for operating the display unit located at said storage device within said cavity; an upper portion extending above said display unit; a frame extending between said display unit and said upper portion; an upper portion housing attached to said frame; an upper cavity defined by said upper portion housing and configured to receive one or more pieces of communications equipment; and a transition area between said upper portion and said display unit; a common intake configured to ingest ambient air for the open loop pathway of said display unit as well as said upper portion; an upper portion aperture located in said upper portion housing and configured to ingest a portion of the ambient air ingested at the common intake; and at least one fan positioned within said upper cavity to draw ambient air through said upper portion aperture.