Patents by Inventor Daniel J. Larimer

Daniel J. Larimer 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: 10964163
    Abstract: Methods and systems for gamifying decentralized distribution of virtual tokens are provided. The method includes receiving virtual tokens at a security and gaming device, the security and gaming device including storage for securely storing the virtual tokens. The method also includes confirming features of the virtual tokens allow for utilization of the virtual tokens as credits in a game, the game including at least one of a videogame or a game of chance or skill having a result. The method also includes executing the game through an application. The method also includes issuing new tokens through the security and gaming device with each winning result based on an amount of virtual tokens paid for each game. The method also includes destroying the amount of virtual tokens paid for each game with each losing result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: block.one
    Inventor: Daniel J. Larimer
  • Patent number: 10949518
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating a digital association are provided. The method includes obtaining a first user-generated item comprising identifiable features of a first user and a second user. The method also includes obtaining a second user-generated item comprising the identifiable features of the first user and the second user. The method also includes cross-confirming that the first and second user-generated items are valid to verify the digital association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: block.one
    Inventors: Daniel J. Larimer, Richard B. Whitner, Thomas C. Hallgren, Todd B. Fleming
  • Patent number: 10942996
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating a social graph are provided. The method includes generating and associating a first digital identity with a first node of the social graph, the social graph including a graphical representation of associations of digital identities. The method also includes associating the first digital identity with a second digital identity, the first digital identity providing verification for the second digital identity. The method also includes associating the second digital identity with a second node of the social graph. The method also includes linking the first node of the social graph to the second node of the social graph to establish an association between the first digital identity and the second digital identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: block.one
    Inventors: Daniel J. Larimer, Richard B. Whitner, Thomas C. Hallgren, Todd B. Fleming
  • Patent number: 10846733
    Abstract: Methods and systems for incentivizing verification of a digital identity are provided. The method includes generating a first digital identity through at least a first certified device, the first digital identity including a first secure digital artifact uploaded to an auditable chain of a public ledger to establish a first physical identity of a first user. The method also includes associating the first digital identity with a new digital identity, the new digital identity including a new secure digital artifact uploaded to the auditable chain of the public ledger to establish a second physical identity of a second user, the first digital identity providing verification for the new digital identity. The method also includes providing rewards to the first user for associating the first digital identity with the new digital identity, the rewards including social and/or monetary incentives for associating the first digital identity with the new digital identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: block.one
    Inventors: Daniel J. Larimer, Richard B. Whitner, Thomas C. Hallgren, Todd B. Fleming
  • Publication number: 20200327775
    Abstract: Methods and systems for gamifying decentralized distribution of virtual tokens are provided. The method includes receiving virtual tokens at a security and gaming device, the security and gaming device including storage for securely storing the virtual tokens. The method also includes confirming features of the virtual tokens allow for utilization of the virtual tokens as credits in a game, the game including at least one of a videogame or a game of chance or skill having a result. The method also includes executing the game through an application. The method also includes issuing new tokens through the security and gaming device with each winning result based on an amount of virtual tokens paid for each game. The method also includes destroying the amount of virtual tokens paid for each game with each losing result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel J. Larimer
  • Patent number: 10789345
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating a verifiable digital identity are provided. The method includes obtaining a first user-generated item comprising an identifiable feature. The method also includes digitally signing the first user-generated item to generate a secure digital artifact. The method also includes uploading the secure digital artifact and the first user-generated item to an auditable chain of a public ledger. The method also includes verifying a digital identity of the user by auditing the auditable chain. The method also includes obtaining a second user-generated item generated comprising the identifiable feature. The method also includes comparing the first and second user-generated items. The method also includes uploading the second user-generated item to the public ledger when the comparing is within a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: block.one
    Inventors: Daniel J. Larimer, Richard B. Whitner, Thomas C. Hallgren, Todd B. Fleming
  • Publication number: 20200250283
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating a social graph are provided. The method includes generating and associating a first digital identity with a first node of the social graph, the social graph including a graphical representation of associations of digital identities. The method also includes associating the first digital identity with a second digital identity, the first digital identity providing verification for the second digital identity. The method also includes associating the second digital identity with a second node of the social graph. The method also includes linking the first node of the social graph to the second node of the social graph to establish an association between the first digital identity and the second digital identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel J. Larimer, Richard B. Whitner, Thomas C. Hallgren, Todd B. Fleming
  • Publication number: 20200250698
    Abstract: Methods and systems for incentivizing verification of a digital identity are provided. The method includes generating a first digital identity through at least a first certified device, the first digital identity including a first secure digital artifact uploaded to an auditable chain of a public ledger to establish a first physical identity of a first user. The method also includes associating the first digital identity with a new digital identity, the new digital identity including a new secure digital artifact uploaded to the auditable chain of the public ledger to establish a second physical identity of a second user, the first digital identity providing verification for the new digital identity. The method also includes providing rewards to the first user for associating the first digital identity with the new digital identity, the rewards including social and/or monetary incentives for associating the first digital identity with the new digital identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel J. Larimer, Richard B. Whitner, Thomas C. Hallgren, Todd B. Fleming
  • Patent number: 10636102
    Abstract: Systems and methods for bidding on a post in a social media platform are provided. The method includes displaying the post in a public forum of the social media platform, the post comprising original content created by an author, the post authenticated for authenticity through a blockchain. The method also includes receiving bids from users on the post, the bids comprising credits of the users. The method also includes determining a highest bid from a highest bidder of the users. The method also includes distributing the credits that were bid to the users who were outbid and to the author. The method also includes displaying the highest bidder in a top spot in relation to the post, the top spot prevalently displaying a profile associated with the highest bidder, the profile comprising a link to content of the highest bidder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: block.one
    Inventors: Daniel J. Larimer, Richard B. Whitner, Leonardo Lima Ribeiro
  • Patent number: 10452828
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating a digital association are provided. The method includes obtaining a first user-generated item comprising a first user identifiable feature of a first user and a second user identifiable feature of a second user, and obtaining a second user-generated item comprising the first user identifiable feature and the second user identifiable feature. The method also includes cross-confirming that the first and second user-generated items are valid to verify the digital association. The method also includes digitally signing the first user-generated item with a first certified device to generate a first secure digital artifact, and digitally signing the second user-generated item with a second certified device to generate a second secure digital artifact. The method also includes uploading the first and second secure digital artifacts to an auditable chain of a public ledger comprising a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: block.one
    Inventors: Daniel J. Larimer, Richard B. Whitner, Thomas C. Hallgren, Todd B. Fleming
  • Patent number: 10325084
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating a verifiable digital identity are provided. The method includes verifying a device belongs to a user. The method also includes tying the device to a private key. The method also includes obtaining a first user-generated item comprising an identifiable feature. The method also includes digitally signing the first user-generated item to generate a secure digital artifact. The method also includes uploading the secure digital artifact and the first user-generated item to an auditable chain of a public ledger. The method also includes verifying a digital identity of the user by auditing the auditable chain. The method also includes obtaining a second user-generated item generated comprising the identifiable feature. The method also includes comparing the first and second user-generated items. The method also includes uploading the second user-generated item to the public ledger when the comparing is within a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: block.one
    Inventors: Daniel J. Larimer, Richard B. Whitner, Thomas C. Hallgren, Todd B. Fleming
  • Publication number: 20080222064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of collective intelligence. More specifically, to the collaborative acquisition of knowledge and the relationships among said knowledge and the application of acquired knowledge and relationships to solving problems. The present invention presents an interface to a community of users that will create nodes and relationships in an artificial neural network and then weight each node and relationship through votes from one or more users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Daniel J. Larimer
  • Publication number: 20080147581
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of computers and computer programs. More specifically, the present invention relates to programs, systems, methods, and media for providing accurate, reliable, relevant, or otherwise useful output generated from user input with unknown accuracy, reliability, relevance, or usefulness, and software to perform the above task. The present invention includes the generation an output through the aggregation of weighted input from multiple users and the process for generating said weight. The weight is calculated from the historical differences between a users prior input to questions and the corresponding system output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel J. Larimer, Patrick C. Roye, Aaron R. Pierce