US 9,812,047 B2
System and method for remotely monitoring the operating life of electronic displays
John Schuch, Buford, GA (US); and Rick De Laet, Alpharetta, GA (US)
Assigned to MANUFACTURING RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL, INC., Alpharetta, GA (US)
Filed by John Schuch, Buford, GA (US); and Rick De Laet, Alpharetta, GA (US)
Filed on Jan. 7, 2011, as Appl. No. 12/986,787.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/308,139, filed on Feb. 25, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/312,892, filed on Mar. 11, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2011/0283199 A1, Nov. 17, 2011
Int. Cl. G09G 3/00 (2006.01); G09G 5/00 (2006.01); H04N 17/00 (2006.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01); H04N 7/173 (2011.01); H04N 21/414 (2011.01); H04N 21/442 (2011.01); H04N 21/4425 (2011.01); H04N 21/658 (2011.01); H04N 21/81 (2011.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01)
CPC G09G 3/006 (2013.01) [G09G 5/00 (2013.01); H04L 41/22 (2013.01); H04N 7/173 (2013.01); H04N 17/00 (2013.01); H04N 17/004 (2013.01); H04N 21/41415 (2013.01); H04N 21/4424 (2013.01); H04N 21/4425 (2013.01); H04N 21/6582 (2013.01); H04N 21/812 (2013.01); H04L 67/12 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
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.