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).

  • Publication number: 20190278091
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Gerard Dirk Smits, Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20190182678
    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: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, George Huang
  • Publication number: 20190180323
    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: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Handel, Patrick Grady, Mark Orttung, Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20190140935
    Abstract: A system for performance testing of scalability implementations and testing of stability in blockchain database implementations. The testing system comprises a cluster of private blockchain nodes instantiated on a network and a control console that allows the user to set the number of nodes in the network and the number of clients for testing of a particular blockchain implementation. Performance metrics are established and tested. The test system allows for staged testing using generated databases, wallets, and accounts starting with simple 5-node networks, expanding to larger networks, then testing with decreased block validation times, continuing to testing using alternative, faster trust schemes, then testing implementation on divided blockchains, and finally testing on shared blockchains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 10264123
    Abstract: A system for soliciting and activating one or more groups of workers to service contact center business includes an interface accessible to the one or more groups for accepting group registration data, publishing contact center business and for enabling the groups to subscribe to receive business; a data repository for storing the registration data for subscribing groups; and a routing server for specifying routing strategies for event routing to the groups. The system is characterized in that the one or more groups of workers may be activated during contact center business activity to perform services based on need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Petr Makagon, Herbert Willi Artur Ristock, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 10262309
    Abstract: Approaches for augmenting a BIOS with a new program. A BIOS provides an interface through which a user may select one or more programs from a plurality of offered programs. When the BIOS receives input from the user that selects a particular program, the BIOS retrieves, over a network, the particular program. Received applications may be stored in the BIOS or in a hidden file that the BIOS can also access without booting the operating system. An online application store can offer applications that are signed by the BIOS issuer as being approved for plug-in applications for use in a pre-boot or post-boot environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Chan, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 10217131
    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: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DEEM, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Handel, Patrick Grady, Mark Orttung, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 10210320
    Abstract: A secure 5-D user identification system using 3-D facial recognition plus micro-expression recognition and head gait analysis, and method for a body-worn sensor to increase security for users and thereby decrease security circumvention for illegitimate reproduction purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lextron Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20190050831
    Abstract: A multi-tiered blockchain database system which retains the desirable features of blockchain technology but reduces or eliminates its limitations. The system allows for a primary tier blockchain database that acts as a common linkage to a plurality of lower tier, regional databases with their own separate blockchains. Blockchains at the lower tiers may have a variety of improvements over existing blockchain technology for handling certain applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20180351365
    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: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Maxym Makhota, Daniel Eizips, Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20180314373
    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: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20180278205
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removing charge buildup/leakage from solar modules. A discharge controller may be coupled between a solar module and a string bus of a solar array. The discharge controller is configured to disconnect the solar module from the string bus, and to connect a grounded frame to solar cells of the solar module. Since the grounded frame of the solar module is grounded, connecting the grounded frame and the solar cells allows charge buildup/leakage to discharge into ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Ron Hadar, Shmuel Arditi, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 10063056
    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, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TIGO ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Maxym Makhota, Daniel Eizips, Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20180234543
    Abstract: A system for soliciting and activating one or more groups of workers to service contact center business includes an interface accessible to the one or more groups for accepting group registration data, publishing contact center business and for enabling the groups to subscribe to receive business; a data repository for storing the registration data for subscribing groups; and a routing server for specifying routing strategies for event routing to the groups. The system is characterized in that the one or more groups of workers may be activated during contact center business activity to perform services based on need.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Petr Makagon, Herbert Willi Artur Ristock, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 10019092
    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: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FUTURE DIAL, INC.
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 9991842
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removing charge buildup/leakage from solar modules. A discharge controller may be coupled between a solar module and a string bus of a solar array. The discharge controller is configured to disconnect the solar module from the string bus, and to connect a grounded frame to solar cells of the solar module. Since the grounded frame of the solar module is grounded, connecting the grounded frame and the solar cells allows charge buildup/leakage to discharge into ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TIGO ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ron Hadar, Shmuel Arditi, Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20180131191
    Abstract: A system and method to collect energy from generation systems such as, for example, wind farms or solar farms with widely distributed energy-generation equipment. In some cases, static inverters are used to feed the energy directly into the power grid. In some other cases, back-to-back static inverters are used create a high-voltage DC transmission line to collect power from multiple generation sites into one feed-in site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Mordechay AVRUTSKY, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 9967397
    Abstract: A system for soliciting and activating one or more groups of workers to service contact center business includes an interface accessible to the one or more groups for accepting group registration data, publishing contact center business and for enabling the groups to subscribe to receive business; a data repository for storing the registration data for subscribing groups; and a routing server for specifying routing strategies for event routing to the groups. The system is characterized in that the one or more groups of workers may be activated during contact center business activity to perform services based on need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Petr Makagon, Herbert Willi Artur Ristock, Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20180114243
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatuses for upselling customers on mobile device services and hardware. In one embodiment, the method comprises creating a catalog associated with a mobile device; recording data associated with the mobile device and storing the data in the catalog; creating a profile associated with the mobile device based on the catalog; comparing the profile to one or more peer profiles to determine if at least one new item can be offered to a user of the mobile device; identifying one or more new items to offer to the user of the mobile device; and transmitting an offer to the mobile device, the offer including the one or more new items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: George Huang, Dwight Sing Huang, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 9946076
    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 give 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 there projectors use instead of lasers highly collimated LED light sources to avoid the need for focusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Gerard Dirk Smits, Dan Kikinis