Patents by Inventor Dan Kikinis

Dan Kikinis 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).

  • Patent number: 12025807
    Abstract: A system projects a user-viewable, computer-generated or -fed image, wherein a head-mounted projector is used to project an image onto a retro-reflective surface, so only the viewer can see the image. The projector is connected to a computer that contains software to create virtual 2-D and or 3-D images for viewing by the user. Further, one projector each is mounted on either side of the user's head, and, by choosing for example a retro angle of less than about 10 degrees, each eye can only see the image of one of the projectors at a given distance up to 3 meters, in this example, from the retro-reflective screen. The retro angle used may be reduced with larger viewing distance desired. These projectors use lasers to avoid the need for focusing, and in some cases these projectors use instead of lasers highly collimated LED light sources to avoid the need for focusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventors: Gerard Dirk Smits, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 11921964
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and devices for simulating human manual input for devices using capacitive touchscreens. In one embodiment, the system comprises a test fixture, wherein the test fixture comprises a matrix of tubes, each tube being coated with a conductive coating; and a camera located under the matrix and configured to record the capacitive touchscreen of the device under test. The system further includes a tablet to receive images from the camera and display a visual representation of the capacitive touchscreen of the device under test, wherein the tablet is configured to receive a plurality of touch events; update the visual representation of the capacitive touchscreen of the device under test in response to the plurality of touch events; and generate a simulation of touch events, the simulation representing interaction with the device under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Future Dial, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 11868991
    Abstract: A system for transacting in an environment with intermittent connectivity via a network backbone to a blockchain. A merchant device transmits a set of credentials for an ad hoc network to a buyer device and establishes a private peer-to-peer ad hoc network connection with the buyer device. It then conducts a transaction with the buyer device via the private peer-to-peer ad hoc network. If no network connection is available to a transaction blockchain, the merchant device stores a record of the transaction until such network becomes available and later sends the record of the transaction to the transaction blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Liquineq AG
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, Haim Dror
  • Publication number: 20230388885
    Abstract: A method for wireless communication, including: analyze handover events, during a period of time, associated with one or more mobile devices in an area having mobile device coverage provided by a plurality of cells, the one or more mobile devices in wireless communication with one or more cells of the plurality of cells determining mobile device coverage pattern information including one or both of: a pattern of traffic in the area, and a pattern of network load for the area, wherein the mobile device coverage pattern information is determined based at least in part on one or more items of contextual information; and determine one or more locations, in the area, associated with a drop rate higher than a threshold drop rate based at least in part on the determined pattern information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: George Huang, Dan Kikinis, Alejandro Magana
  • Patent number: 11832113
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for displaying optimal locations for telecommunications equipment. In one embodiment, a method comprises simultaneously recording video footage and wireless signal strengths of a respective room in a plurality of rooms; storing the video footage and wireless signal strengths in a database; accessing the database and analyzing whether the video footage and wireless signal strengths include useful information; displaying one or more locations for telecommunications equipment on a floor plan of the respective room if the video footage and wireless signal strengths include useful information; and transmitting the video footage and wireless signal strengths to a technician if the video footage and wireless signal strengths do not include useful information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Future Dial, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, George Huang
  • Publication number: 20230378379
    Abstract: Systems and methods for shut-down of a photovoltaic system. In one embodiment, a method implemented in a computer system includes: communicating, via a central controller, with a plurality of local management units (LMUs), each of the LMUs coupled to control a respective solar module; receiving, via the central controller, a shut-down signal from a user device (e.g., a hand-held device, a computer, or a wireless switch unit); and in response to receiving the shut-down signal, shutting down operation of the respective solar module for each of the LMUs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Maxym Makhota, Daniel Eizips, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 11728443
    Abstract: Systems and methods for shut-down of a photovoltaic system. In one embodiment, a method implemented in a computer system includes: communicating, via a central controller, with a plurality of local management units (LMUs), each of the LMUs coupled to control a respective solar module; receiving, via the central controller, a shut-down signal from a user device (e.g., a hand-held device, a computer, or a wireless switch unit); and in response to receiving the shut-down signal, shutting down operation of the respective solar module for each of the LMUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Tigo Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxym Makhota, Daniel Eizips, Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20230185417
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and devices for simulating human manual input for devices using capacitive touchscreens. In one embodiment, the system comprises a test fixture, wherein the test fixture comprises a matrix of tubes, each tube being coated with a conductive coating; and a camera located under the matrix and configured to record the capacitive touchscreen of the device under test. The system further includes a tablet to receive images from the camera and display a visual representation of the capacitive touchscreen of the device under test, wherein the tablet is configured to receive a plurality of touch events; update the visual representation of the capacitive touchscreen of the device under test in response to the plurality of touch events; and generate a simulation of touch events, the simulation representing interaction with the device under test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 11678243
    Abstract: A method for wireless communication, including: analyze handover events, during a period of time, associated with one or more mobile devices in an area having mobile device coverage provided by a plurality of cells, the one or more mobile devices in wireless communication with one or more cells of the plurality of cells determining mobile device coverage pattern information including one or both of: a pattern of traffic in the area, and a pattern of network load for the area, wherein the mobile device coverage pattern information is determined based at least in part on one or more items of contextual information; and determine one or more locations, in the area, associated with a drop rate higher than a threshold drop rate based at least in part on the determined pattern information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Future Dial, Inc.
    Inventors: George Huang, Dan Kikinis, Alejandro Magana
  • Patent number: 11669861
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system, is provided to take not just a person's time and location into consideration, but also has knowledge of and takes into account their availability, their preferences, their schedule, their purpose for being at their current location, and/or their next goal or stop. One embodiment is able to take into account a real-time view of supplier inventory and deduce and make available much better-adapted offerings and support for that person's travels and endeavors. In one embodiment, having an understanding of a rate of conversion and its relation to traffic and weather patterns allows service providers to make more accurate predictions about various items, including but not limited to, conversion rates, offer types, offer upgrades, traffic etc. In yet another aspect of the invention, the information collected from many travelers, and also information collected from airlines and weather observers, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Deem, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Handel, Patrick Grady, Mark Orttung, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 11573669
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and devices for simulating human manual input for devices using capacitive touchscreens. In one embodiment, the system comprises a test fixture, wherein the test fixture comprises a matrix of tubes, each tube being coated with a conductive coating; and a camera located under the matrix and configured to record the capacitive touchscreen of the device under test. The system further includes a tablet to receive images from the camera and display a visual representation of the capacitive touchscreen of the device under test, wherein the tablet is configured to receive a plurality of touch events; update the visual representation of the capacitive touchscreen of the device under test in response to the plurality of touch events; and generate a simulation of touch events, the simulation representing interaction with the device under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Future Dial, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20230028324
    Abstract: A system for transacting in an environment with intermittent connectivity via a network backbone to a blockchain. A merchant device transmits a set of credentials for an ad hoc network to a buyer device and establishes a private peer-to-peer ad hoc network connection with the buyer device. It then conducts a transaction with the buyer device via the private peer-to-peer ad hoc network. If no network connection is available to a transaction blockchain, the merchant device stores a record of the transaction until such network becomes available and later sends the record of the transaction to the transaction blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, Haim Dror
  • Publication number: 20230013074
    Abstract: A system and method for true peer-to-peer automatic teller machine transactions using mobile device payment systems, where a user may receive physical cash in exchange for digital currency from another user, without either one of them having to have a merchant account or a credit/debit card clearing system through a payment processor, comprising a smartphone with an associate peer-to-peer ATM application, blockchain datastore, GPS satellite, cellular tower, and smart wallet application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, Ari Birger, Sree Iyer
  • Publication number: 20230017855
    Abstract: A system and method for digital smart wallet communications that operates by managing separately-owned, private blockchains to reduce processing times, eliminate proof of work burdens, and retain blockchain immutable security while allowing protection of confidential information contained on each blockchain. The system and method may further comprise auditability of blockchains, and may be operated on an integrated communications platform that allows seamless interoperability of communication devices across multiple modes of communication, and automates digital smart wallet transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, Ari Birger, Haim Dror, Aleksandr Vorobets
  • Publication number: 20230005015
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system, is provided to take not just a person's time and location into consideration, but also has knowledge of and takes into account their availability, their preferences, their schedule, their purpose for being at their current location, and/or their next goal or stop. One embodiment is able to take into account a real-time view of supplier inventory and deduce and make available much better-adapted offerings and support for that person's travels and endeavors. In one embodiment, having an understanding of a rate of conversion and its relation to traffic and weather patterns allows service providers to make more accurate predictions about various items, including but not limited to, conversion rates, offer types, offer upgrades, traffic etc. In yet another aspect of the invention, the information collected from many travelers, and also information collected from airlines and weather observers, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Sean Handel, Patrick Grady, Mark Orttung, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 11475420
    Abstract: A system and method for true peer-to-peer automatic teller machine transactions using mobile device payment systems, where a user may receive physical cash in exchange for digital currency from another user, without either one of them having to have a merchant account or a credit/debit card clearing system through a payment processor, comprising a smartphone with an associate peer-to-peer ATM application, blockchain datastore, GPS satellite, cellular tower, and smart wallet application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: LIQUINEQ AG
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, Ari Birger, Sree Iyer
  • Patent number: 11443342
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system, is provided to take not just a person's time and location into consideration, but also has knowledge of and takes into account their availability, their preferences, their schedule, their purpose for being at their current location, and/or their next goal or stop. One embodiment is able to take into account a real-time view of supplier inventory and deduce and make available much better-adapted offerings and support for that person's travels and endeavors. In one embodiment, having an understanding of a rate of conversion and its relation to traffic and weather patterns allows service providers to make more accurate predictions about various items, including but not limited to, conversion rates, offer types, offer upgrades, traffic etc. In yet another aspect of the invention, the information collected from many travelers, and also information collected from airlines and weather observers, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Deem, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Handel, Patrick Grady, Mark Orttung, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 11410163
    Abstract: A system and method for digital smart wallet communications that operates by managing separately-owned, private blockchains to reduce processing times, eliminate proof of work burdens, and retain blockchain immutable security while allowing protection of confidential information contained on each blockchain. The system and method may further comprise auditability of blockchains, and may be operated on an integrated communications platform that allows seamless interoperability of communication devices across multiple modes of communication, and automates digital smart wallet transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: LIQUINEQ AG
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, Ari Birger, Haim Dror, Aleksandr Vorobets
  • Patent number: 11403627
    Abstract: A system for transacting in an environment with intermittent connectivity via a network backbone to a blockchain. A merchant device transmits a set of credentials for an ad hoc network to a buyer device and establishes a private peer-to-peer ad hoc network connection with the buyer device. It then conducts a transaction with the buyer device via the private peer-to-peer ad hoc network. If no network connection is available to a transaction blockchain, the merchant device stores a record of the transaction until such network becomes available and later sends the record of the transaction to the transaction blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: LIQUINEQ AG
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, Haim Dror
  • Patent number: 11329599
    Abstract: A method and system include a plurality of solar cells and a plurality of voltage controllers. Each of the plurality of solar cells is directly coupled to a dedicated one of the plurality of voltage controllers to form unique pairs of solar cells and voltage controllers. Each of a plurality of panels contain a plurality of unique pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Tigo Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis