Patents by Inventor Jeffrey J. Kalis

Jeffrey J. Kalis has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180173384
    Abstract: A plurality of jukeboxes each having a display, input component, audio output, and controller are connected over a network. The controller is configured to play music data sets selected by a user and to store local affinity data uploadable to the network. The controller is further configured to store network popularity and affinity data received from the network. The controller causes the display to present menus and screens based on the data received from the network. The controller is also configured to perform searches over multiple identification categories and store collections of music data sets based on multiple identification categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald Richards, Danny Garrett, John Groppe, Marc Saegesser, Charles Jaros, Jesse Buck, Eran Loewenthal, Jeffrey J. Kalis, Constantin Hapaianu
  • Patent number: 9939993
    Abstract: A plurality of jukeboxes each having a display, input component, audio output, and controller are connected over a network. The controller is configured to play music data sets selected by a user and to store local affinity data uploadable to the network. The controller is further configured to store network popularity and affinity data received from the network. The controller causes the display to present menus and screens based on the data received from the network. The controller is also configured to perform searches over multiple identification categories and store collections of music data sets based on multiple identification categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: AMI ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Richards, Danny Garrett, John Groppe, Marc Saegesser, Charles Jaros, Jesse Buck, Eran Loewenthal, Jeffrey J. Kalis, Constantin Hapaianu
  • Patent number: 9702500
    Abstract: A jukebox for playing music and presenting video to a user includes a housing, a user interface display mounted to the housing, a controller mounted to the housing and being in communication with the user interface display and a video display mountable to the housing. The controller is mounted in a cavity defined by the housing. The video display is in communication with the controller. The controller, the user interface display and the video display are configured to facilitate the user's selection of a song from a plurality of songs stored in the controller and to selectively display a video associated with the selected song on the video display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AMI ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Jarema, III, Jeffrey J. Kalis, Michael G. Maas, Mark Simpson
  • Publication number: 20150261396
    Abstract: A plurality of jukeboxes each having a display, input component, audio output, and controller are connected over a network. The controller is configured to play music data sets selected by a user and to store local affinity data uploadable to the network. The controller is further configured to store network popularity and affinity data received from the network. The controller causes the display to present menus and screens based on the data received from the network. The controller is also configured to perform searches over multiple identification categories and store collections of music data sets based on multiple identification categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald RICHARDS, Danny GARRETT, John GROPPE, Marc SAEGESSER, Charles JAROS, Jesse BUCK, Eran LOEWENTHAL, Jeffrey J. KALIS, Constantin HAPAIANU
  • Publication number: 20150227267
    Abstract: A jukebox for playing music and presenting video to a user includes a housing, a user interface display mounted to the housing, a controller mounted to the housing and being in communication with the user interface display and a video display mountable to the housing. The controller is mounted in a cavity defined by the housing. The video display is in communication with the controller. The controller, the user interface display and the video display are configured to facilitate the user's selection of a song from a plurality of songs stored in the controller and to selectively display a video associated with the selected song on the video display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: AMI Entertainment Network, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen JAREMA, III, Jeffrey J. KALIS, Michael G. MAAS, Mark SIMPSON
  • Publication number: 20140280727
    Abstract: A venue-specific entertainment system is described. A communications controller is configured to communicate with electronic devices deployed at a venue, including at least two different types of electronic devices. The electronic devices are configured to communicate with one another by transmitting messages through the communications controller. The communications controller detects events based upon information from the electronic devices and transmits messages to other electronic devices to modify their output based upon the detected events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AMI Entertainment Network, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald RICHARDS, Michael G. MAAS, Stephen JAREMA, III, Augustus John RUSSO, William L. LAYNE, IV, Robert Michael MARTIN, Brennan MC TERNAN, Jeffrey J. KALIS
  • Publication number: 20140278625
    Abstract: A system for configuring a venue environment based on venue-specific observations is described. A controller receives inputs associated with one or more patrons of the venue. The inputs are analyzed to determine one or more environmental preferences associated with the patrons. At least one environment modification is identified based on the one or more environmental preferences. The venue environment is modified based on the identified modifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AMI ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. MAAS, Ronald RICHARDS, Stephen JAREMA, III, Jeffrey J. KALIS, William L. LAYNE, IV, Robert Michael MARTIN, Brennan MC TERNAN, Augustus John RUSSO
  • Patent number: 8219224
    Abstract: Systems and methods of managing entertainment content on a computer jukebox are provided in which, in exemplary embodiments, a digital file is transferred from a data center to a temporary cache in a digital memory of the computer jukebox in response to a user selection and the file is transferred from the temporary cache to a local file in the digital memory according to predetermined criteria. Also provided is a system and method of managing entertainment content on a computer jukebox in which, in one embodiment, the least popular albums are removed from the digital memory of the computer jukebox if the digital memory has reached a predetermined memory limit and a predetermined number of the most popular albums not already in the digital memory are added to the digital memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: AMI Entertainment Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Kalis
  • Publication number: 20110218657
    Abstract: A method of managing a song on a computer jukebox is provided. The method includes transferring a song from a data center to a temporary cache in a digital memory of the computer jukebox in response to a user selection, and transferring the song from the temporary cache to a local file in the digital memory according to a predetermined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: AMI Entertainment Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. KALIS
  • Patent number: 7856487
    Abstract: Systems and methods for updating registration information for a computer jukebox are provided. The registration system and methods provide updated information for registration or authorization of a jukebox to a central computer after the occurrence of a pre-selected event (e.g., changing MAC address, changing the hard drive, memory, or Central Processing Unit (CPU)). The invention reduces or eliminates the need for the owner or operator of a jukebox to contact the owner or operator of the network in order to provide updated registration information following the occurrence of a pre-selected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: AMI Entertainment Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Kalis
  • Patent number: 7797300
    Abstract: Systems and methods for searching entertainment content on a computer jukebox are provided in which, in exemplary embodiments, a user may select which music library to search if more than one music libraries are available for searching. Also provided is a system and method of searching entertainment content on a computer jukebox in which, in one embodiment, search results from a first music library are provided based on a input search criteria, and search results are provided from a second music library based on the same search criteria in response to only a single action performed by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Rowe International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Kalis, Jeff Martin, Sterling Heibeck, Steve Cummings
  • Patent number: 7548958
    Abstract: Systems and methods for quick song selection on any of a plurality of networked, digital jukeboxes is provided. The Quick Pick feature provides for efficient song selection for a jukebox user preferably using a set of the most popular songs on a particular jukebox machine. Preferably, the system and method allow a user to browse or select songs to play at a digital jukebox in an efficient manner, without the need for a user to know the title or artist of the song in advance of making a selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Rowe International Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff Martin, Jeffrey J. Kalis, Sterling Heibeck
  • Publication number: 20090070369
    Abstract: Systems and methods for searching entertainment content on a computer jukebox are provided in which, in exemplary embodiments, a user may select which music library to search if more than one music libraries are available for searching. Also provided is a system and method of searching entertainment content on a computer jukebox in which, in one embodiment, search results from a first music library are provided based on a input search criteria, and search results are provided from a second music library based on the same search criteria in response to only a single action performed by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Kalis, Jeff Martin, Sterling Heibeck, Steve Cummings
  • Publication number: 20070282991
    Abstract: A system and method for remote song selection on any of a plurality of digital jukeboxes. Each of the digital jukeboxes store and play digital music files that may be downloaded from a central music repository. A data center is provided for managing the jukeboxes. The data center receives and processes a song selection request generated by a remote device. The data center transmits a command to the desired jukebox to play the song selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Kalis
  • Publication number: 20040179436
    Abstract: A control system for a compact disc jukebox detects skips in the compact disc by reading an apparent elapsed time signal from the compact disc that is encoded on the compact disc. A timer is simultaneously started and outputs a real elapsed time signal. A comparison is made between the real elapsed time signal and the apparent elapsed time signal. If the difference between these two signals exceeds a predetermined amount of time, a skip is recorded. The detection of a skip may be recorded as to a particular selection on a particular CD, along with the time of the skip. Appropriate action may be taken in response to the recording of a skip, such as cancelling the selection or stopping the CD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: Rowe International Corp., a corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Kalis, Frederick G. Robinson, Richard Van Dyk
  • Patent number: 6714489
    Abstract: A control system for a compact disc jukebox detects skips in the compact disc by reading an apparent elapsed time signal from the compact disc that is encoded on the compact disc. A timer is simultaneously started and outputs a real elapsed time signal. A comparison is made between the real elapsed time signal and the apparent elapsed time signal. If the difference between these two signals exceeds a predetermined amount of time, a skip is recorded. The detection of a skip may be recorded as to a particular selection on a particular CD, along with the time of the skip. Appropriate action may be taken in response to the recording of a skip, such as cancelling the selection or stopping the CD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Rowe International Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Kalis, Frederick G. Robinson, Richard Van Dyk
  • Patent number: 6639876
    Abstract: A control system for a compact disc jukebox detects skips in the compact disc by reading an apparent elapsed time signal from the compact disc that is encoded on the compact disc. A timer is simultaneously started and outputs a real elapsed time signal. A comparison is made between the real elapsed time signal and the apparent elapsed time signal. If the difference between these two signals exceeds a predetermined amount of time, a skip is recorded. The detection of a skip may be recorded as to a particular selection on a particular CD, along with the time of the skip. Appropriate action may be taken in response to the recording of a skip, such as cancelling the selection or stopping the CD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Rowe International
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Kalis, Richard Van Dyk, Frederick G. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20030189880
    Abstract: A control system for a compact disc jukebox detects skips in the compact disc by reading an apparent elapsed time signal from the compact disc that is encoded on the compact disc. A timer is simultaneously started and outputs a real elapsed time signal. A comparison is made between the real elapsed time signal and the apparent elapsed time signal. If the difference between these two signals exceeds a predetermined amount of time, a skip is recorded. The detection of a skip may be recorded as to a particular selection on a particular CD, along with the time of the skip. Appropriate action may be taken in response to the recording of a skip, such as cancelling the selection or stopping the CD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Applicant: Rowe International, a corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Kalis, Frederick G. Robinson, Richard Van Dyk
  • Publication number: 20010030912
    Abstract: A control system for a compact disc jukebox detects skips in the compact disc by reading an apparent elapsed time signal from the compact disc that is encoded on the compact disc. A timer is simultaneously started and outputs a real elapsed time signal. A comparison is made between the real elapsed time signal and the apparent elapsed time signal. If the difference between these two signals exceeds a predetermined amount of time, a skip is recorded. The detection of a skip may be recorded as to a particular selection on a particular CD, along with the time of the skip. Appropriate action may be taken in response to the recording of a skip, such as cancelling the selection or stopping the CD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Applicant: Rowe International
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Kalis, Richard Van Dyk, Frederick G. Robinson
  • Patent number: D801299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: AMI ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. Maas, Jeffrey J. Kalis, Stephen Jarema, III, Mark Simpson