Patents by Inventor Thomas Kleist

Thomas Kleist 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: 20180234707
    Abstract: A controller device in communication with service delivery devices of an aircraft in-flight entertainment (IFE) system receives objective information associated with an aircraft comprising the aircraft IFE system. The controller device also receives subjective passenger information associated with a passenger of the aircraft. A service is determined to deliver to the passenger during a flight on the aircraft based on the received objective and subjective passenger information. A service delivery device is identified among the service delivery devices of the aircraft that is associated with a seat assigned to the passenger or determined to be operated by the passenger. The controller controls delivery of the determined service to the identified service delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Steven James Pujia, Brian Johnson, Thomas Moeller, Thomas Kleist
  • Patent number: 9158444
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for displaying a user interface for managing communication sessions on a communication device. A system configured to practice the method displays, on a first side portion of the user interface, a first set of user-configurable communication information. The system displays, a second side portion of the user interface, a second set of user-configurable communication information. The system displays, on a center portion of the user interface, a communication work space for managing communication sessions. In one embodiment including a touch sensitive display, this interface is used with a tablet device such that a natural position of user's thumbs are in an optimal position to interact efficiently with the user interface. The side portions can be user-configurable to display, for example, contacts, calendar events, tasks, memos, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Boyer, Narunas Bukauskas, Tom Coombs, Trung Dinh-Trong, Birgit Geppert, Thomas Kleist, Frank Roessler
  • Patent number: 8634873
    Abstract: A mobile communication device comprises a first device with a first display and multiple second devices. The second devices are releasably attachable to the first device and are interchangeable with each other. The mobile device can operate as a mobile cell phone with one or more second devices operable as a mobile phone hand set. The second devices can comprise one or more game controllers, batteries, physical keyboards and/or mobile phone handsets with a display. In a detached configuration, the first device is separated from the second devices and can wirelessly communicate with one or more of the detached second devices. In a three device configuration, the first device can send commands, control signals or content to one or more external devices in addition to the second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory G. Jones, Lisa M. Hanson, Thomas Kleist
  • Patent number: 8223186
    Abstract: A method is described for initiating and controlling a video conference between multiple video conference studios. A virtual meeting space is defined within a user interface comprising icons representing selected remote studios in geometric positions that mimic the locations of separate live video images coming from the selected remote studios, enabling participants in the local studio to naturally associate the live video images with the icons representing the remote studios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mike Derocher, Ted Beers, Thomas Kleist, Thomas Moltoni
  • Publication number: 20110296312
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for displaying a user interface for managing communication sessions on a communication device. A system configured to practice the method displays, on a first side portion of the user interface, a first set of user-configurable communication information. The system displays, a second side portion of the user interface, a second set of user-configurable communication information. The system displays, on a center portion of the user interface, a communication work space for managing communication sessions. In one embodiment including a touch sensitive display, this interface is used with a tablet device such that a natural position of user's thumbs are in an optimal position to interact efficiently with the user interface. The side portions can be user-configurable to display, for example, contacts, calendar events, tasks, memos, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: AVAYA INC.
    Inventors: DAVID G. BOYER, NARUNAS BUKAUSKAS, TOM COOMBS, TRUNG DINH-TRONG, BIRGIT GEPPERT, THOMAS KLEIST, FRANK ROESSLER
  • Publication number: 20110230178
    Abstract: A mobile communication device comprises a first device with a first display and multiple second devices. The second devices are releasably attachable to the first device and are interchangeable with each other. The mobile device can operate as a mobile cell phone with one or more second devices operable as a mobile phone hand set. The second devices can comprise one or more game controllers, batteries, physical keyboards and/or mobile phone handsets with a display. In a detached configuration, the first device is separated from the second devices and can wirelessly communicate with one or more of the detached second devices. In a three device configuration, the first device can send commands, control signals or content to one or more external devices in addition to the second devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory G. Jones, Lisa M. Hanson, Thomas Kleist
  • Publication number: 20110143769
    Abstract: A dual display mobile device comprises a first device with a first display and a second device with a second display. The mobile device can operate as a mobile cell phone. In a closed configuration of the mobile device, the first display is exposed and the second display is hidden. In an open configuration, both displays are exposed. In a detached configuration, the second device is separated from the first device and the second device can operate as a mobile phone handset. The separated first and second device can communicate wirelessly. The detachable second device allows a user to utilize the full capabilities of the mobile phone without having to remove the second device away from the user's ear, thus preserving the privacy of a phone call. The first and second displays can interact with each other or operate independently in the open, closed or detached configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Glenn Jones, Lisa M. Hanson, Thomas Kleist, Jesper Brehmer
  • Publication number: 20070279483
    Abstract: A method is described for aligning video streams and positioning camera in a collaboration event to create a blended space. A local physical environment of one set of attendees is combined with respective apparent spaces of other sets of attendees that are transmitted from two or more remote environments. A geometrically consistent shared space is created that maintains natural collaboration cues of eye contact and directional awareness. The remote environments in the local physical environment are represented in a fashion that is geometrically consistent with the local physical environment. The local physical environment extends naturally and consistently with the way the remote environments may be similarly extended with their own blended spaces. Therefore, an apparent shared space that is sufficiently similar for all sets of attendees is presented in both the local and remote physical environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Ted W. Beers, April Slayden Mitchell, Mark E. Gorzynski, Michael D. Derocher, Thomas Moltoni, Thomas Kleist
  • Publication number: 20070279484
    Abstract: A method is described for initiating and controlling a video conference between multiple video conference studios. A virtual meeting space is defined within a user interface comprising icons representing selected remote studios in geometric positions that mimic the locations of separate live video images coming from the selected remote studios, enabling participants in the local studio to naturally associate the live video images with the icons representing the remote studios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Mike Derocher, Ted Beers, Thomas Kleist, Thomas Moltoni
  • Patent number: D540268
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael D Derocher, Lisa M. Hanson, Donald X. Smith, II, Marcus Hogarth, Thomas Kleist, Morten Warren
  • Patent number: D552044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael D Derocher, Lisa M. Hanson, Donald X. Smith, II, Marcus Hogarth, Thomas Kleist, Morten Warren
  • Patent number: D557956
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael D. Derocher, John L. Guenther, Mark C. Solomon, Thomas Kleist
  • Patent number: D566053
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael D Derocher, Lisa M. Hanson, Donald X. Smith, II, Marcus Hogarth, Thomas Kleist, Morten Warren
  • Patent number: D599328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael D. Derocher, John L. Guenther, Mark C. Solomon, Marcus Hogarth, Thomas Kleist
  • Patent number: D664150
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Boyer, Trung Dinh-Trong, Birgit Geppert, Frank Roessler, Narunas Bukauskas, Thomas Kleist, Tom Coombs
  • Patent number: D664551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Boyer, Trung Dinh-Trong, Birgit Geppert, Frank Roessler, Narunas Bukauskas, Thomas Kleist, Tom Coombs
  • Patent number: D669086
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Boyer, Trung Dinh-Trong, Birgit Geppert, Frank Roessler, Narunas Bukauskas, Thomas Kleist, Tom Coombs
  • Patent number: D669088
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Boyer, Trung Dinh-Trong, Birgit Geppert, Frank Roessler, Narunas Bukauskas, Thomas Kleist, Tom Coombs
  • Patent number: D678305
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Boyer, Trung Dinh-Trong, Birgit Geppert, Frank Roessler, Narunas Bukauskas, Thomas Kleist, Tom Coombs
  • Patent number: D736802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Boyer, Narunas Bukauskas, Tom Coombs, Trung Dinh-Trong, Birgit Geppert, Thomas Kleist, Frank Roessler