Outdoor menu display device

  • US 5,682,694 A
  • Filed: 08/23/1996
  • Issued: 11/04/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/05/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A display device having a housing with an illuminated portion and a non-illuminated portion, said display device comprising:

  • a) said illuminated portion comprising;

    a generally rectangular first housing portion;

    said first housing portion having a lower wall member, an upper wall member, two side wall members and a front section;

    an illumination means positioned within said first housing portion for projecting light through said front section;

    display means positioned in said front section;

    said display means having at least one partially transparent or translucent portion in order to allow light from said illumination means to project through said front section;

    transparent door member covering said display means;

    said door member being dimensioned relative to said front section in order to create an air flow gap substantially around the entire perimeter of said door member;

    at least one hinge mechanism hingedly connecting said door member to said upper wall member, said hinge member being dimensioned to allow said air gap to comprise substantially all of the length of said upper wall member; and

    b) said non-illuminated portion comprising;

    a second housing portion positioned adjacent to and contiguous with said upper wall member of said first housing portion;

    said second housing portion comprising at least two sidewall members and a backing member;

    first display securing means on said upper wall member of said first housing portion and on said two sidewall members for securing display means in said second housing portion;

    said first display securing means having biased clamping members hingedly secured to said upper wail member of said first housing portion and to said sidewall members for securing said display means in place.

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