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: 20210313807
    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: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Maxym Makhota, Daniel Eizips, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 11132732
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Future Dial, Inc.
    Inventors: George Huang, Dwight Sing Huang, Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20210289367
    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: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, George Huang
  • Patent number: 11081889
    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: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Tigo Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxym Makhota, Daniel Eizips, Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 11042804
    Abstract: A system and method providing a security gateway for high security blockchain systems, that acts as a firewall (and manages users, rules, data access, transactions, fees, etc.), has the ability to understand and enforce blockchain business processes policies (access policy and transaction policy of a blockchain solution that may or may not support smart contracts), and can understand tokens and their functionality, without totally disabling code execution, for example from smart contracts or tokens enabled by smart contracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: LIQUINEQ AG
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 11026099
    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: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Future Dial, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, George Huang
  • Publication number: 20210157455
    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 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 10997551
    Abstract: A system and method for automotive inventory management and recordkeeping using multi-tiered distributed network transactional database that provides blockchain-based permanent storage of manufacture, parts, maintenance, and any other records associated with an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LIQUINEQ AG
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20210073804
    Abstract: A system and method of non-cryptographic immutable distributed ledger technology for sending and receiving multiple assets including fiat currencies, in which the convenience of nostro and vostro accounts and similar pool accounts are combined with the trust and transparency created by an immutable distributed ledger technology (iDLT) or blockchain system. In this exemplary system all parties involved may be able to see in real time who is involved in each payment transactions, and all persons involved in executing the transaction(s) are identified and recorded, so there are no anonymous, unattributable errors or other issues, as all recordation is immutable and transparent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 10936097
    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: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Future Dial, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20210004446
    Abstract: A method for secure user identification is disclosed, comprising the steps of: creating a first user identification; uniquely associating the user identification with the user; recording, using the identification device, an unknown user's head from a range of positions and using illumination in different wavelengths; retrieving a second user identification; and comparing, using the identification device, the second user identification against the recording of the unknown user's head and a plurality of measured movements of the unknown user's head and hand to identify the unknown user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20210004792
    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: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, Ari Birger, Haim Dror, Aleksandr Vorobets
  • Publication number: 20200394626
    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: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, Ari Birger, Sree Iyer
  • Publication number: 20200351671
    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: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, George Huang
  • Publication number: 20200342085
    Abstract: A method for secure user identification is disclosed, comprising the steps of: creating a first user identification; uniquely associating the user identification with the user; recording, using the identification device, an unknown user's head from a range of positions and using illumination in different wavelengths; retrieving a second user identification; and comparing, using the identification device, the second user identification against the recording of the unknown user's head and a plurality of measured movements of the unknown user's head and hand to identify the unknown user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Publication number: 20200344658
    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: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: George Huang, Dan Kikinis, Alejandro Magana
  • Publication number: 20200294034
    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: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, Haim Dror
  • Publication number: 20200250549
    Abstract: A system and method providing a security gateway for high security blockchain systems, that acts as a firewall (and manages users, rules, data access, transactions, fees, etc.), has the ability to understand and enforce blockchain business processes policies (access policy and transaction policy of a blockchain solution that may or may not support smart contracts), and can understand tokens and their functionality, without totally disabling code execution, for example from smart contracts or tokens enabled by smart contracts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 10721632
    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: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Future Dial, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, George Huang
  • Patent number: 10713344
    Abstract: A method for secure user identification is disclosed, comprising the steps of: creating a first user identification; uniquely associating the user identification with the user; recording, using the identification device, an unknown user's head from a range of positions and using illumination in different wavelengths; retrieving a second user identification; and comparing, using the identification device, the second user identification against the recording of the unknown user's head and a plurality of measured movements of the unknown user's head and hand to identify the unknown user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LEXTRON SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis