US Patent No. 9,612,004

DISPLAY MODULE MOUNTING


Patent No. 9,612,004
Issue Date April 04, 2017
Title Display Module Mounting
Inventorship Ryan Hemiller, Brookings, SD (US)
Ryan J. Nielsen, Brookings, SD (US)
Shannon Lee Mutschelknaus, Aurora, SD (US)
Assignee Daktronics, Inc., Brookings, SD (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,612,004

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.