Patents Assigned to Mutualink, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10943123
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a video surveillance system and method for performing display-based video analytics on video streams provided by internet protocol (IP) cameras and/or a video management system (VMS) over an IP network. Display-based video analytics can perform video analytics on the video streams without a direct connection to the IP network. Because the display-based video analytics can perform video analytics on the video streams without being directly connected to the IP network, the display-based video analytics can be more readily implemented in video surveillance systems with secure IP networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wengrovitz, Joseph R. Mazzarella
  • Publication number: 20210050993
    Abstract: A communication method and a method for operating the communication network are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a network identifier (NI) for a first member of the communication network, where the first member is un-validated and associated with a first user; obtaining a vote value regarding the first user from a second user of a second member in the communication network, where the second member is validated; generating a trust score for the NI based on the vote value; and validating the first member, in response to the trust score satisfying a trust score threshold, by inserting a first validated member identity hash block (MIHB) based on the NI into a master blockchain ledger for the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph R. MAZZARELLA
  • Patent number: 10880517
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product that enable video management of a plurality of video feeds with Push to Talk (PTT) communications. Some embodiments monitor a plurality of video feeds using a VMS graphics user interface (GUI) where a plurality of video feeds are video feed components of an interactive multimedia media object (IMMO) displayed in the VMS GUI. Some embodiments include receiving a selection of a first talk group that is associated with the IMMO, where members of the first talk group may view the video feed components and communicate via PTT. Subsequently, some embodiments include receiving a second selection of a second talk group, associating the second talk group with the IMMO, and enabling PTT communications among members of the second talk group and an operator of the VMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz, Mark Hatten
  • Patent number: 10862932
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing push-to-talk communication techniques in a multimedia conferencing session are provided. For instance, a push-to-talk mode can be implemented in a conferencing session associated with a conferencing system comprising a plurality of endpoints. At least one of the endpoints can be a full duplex endpoint. A request for transmission capabilities can be received from a first endpoint. Transmission capabilities can be granted to the first endpoint based at least in part on one or more floor control parameters associated with the conferencing session. Subsequent to granting transmission capabilities to the first endpoint, audio data can be provided from the first endpoint to at least one endpoint of the plurality of endpoints in the conferencing session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Mazzarella, Derrell Lipman, Anand Setlur, Michael Wengrovitz
  • Patent number: 10861318
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for a wearable smart device that provides improved connectivity for performing interoperability gateway functions for a variety of devices. In an embodiment, the wearable smart device receives data monitored by one or more devices within a proximity threshold via respective communication channels of the one or more devices. The wearable smart device detects two or more connectivity paths for providing access to a wide area network. Then, the wearable smart device monitors first statuses of the one or more devices and respective communication channels, and second statuses of the two or more connectivity paths. Based on the monitored first and second statuses, the wearable smart device selects one of detected connectivity paths. Then, the wearable smart device communicates the monitored data to an agency via the selected connectivity path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wengrovitz, Derrell Lipman, Joseph R. Mazzarella
  • Patent number: 10861317
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for a wearable smart gateway (WSG) that is capable of providing interoperability gateway functions for a variety of wearable devices. In an embodiment, the WSG detects one or more devices within a proximity that use communication interfaces supported by corresponding plug-ins installed in the memory. Then, the WSG establishes communication channels with the detected one or more devices according to configurations within the corresponding plug-ins, wherein the established communication channels forms a personal area network. The WSG may perform interoperability gateway functions to communicate data monitored by the one or more devices within the personal area network to an agency via a wide area data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MUTUALINK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wengrovitz, Derrell Lipman, Joseph R. Mazzarella
  • Patent number: 10826683
    Abstract: A communication method and a method for operating the communication network are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a network identifier (NI) for a first member of the communication network, where the first member is un-validated and associated with a first user; obtaining a vote value regarding the first user from a second user of a second member in the communication network, where the second member is validated; generating a trust score for the NI based on the vote value; and validating the first member, in response to the trust score satisfying a trust score threshold, by inserting a first validated member identity hash block (MIHB) based on the NI into a master blockchain ledger for the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph R. Mazzarella
  • Patent number: 10742930
    Abstract: Embodiments include a computer program product for using a biosensor worn by a user to trigger an event and activate a camera worn by the user to begin streaming and/or recording video data. The biosensor trigger also initiates a real time multimedia collaboration session with the user wearing the biosensor and one or more designated parties. Through an interoperability gateway device, a voice communications device of the user is bridged with voice communications devices of the designated parties, and the video data is electronically transmitted to the designated parties. Thus, the designated parties may have real time voice communications among each other and with the user, and the designated parties may also view the video data in real time. Embodiments also determine when an event has ended and deactivates the camera worn by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz
  • Patent number: 10728715
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for providing seamless PTT services to a user. In an embodiment, a push-to-talk (PTT) component provides, to the user, PTT services with a talk group through connectivity to a data channel in a mobile network. A voice monitoring component monitors attributes of data connectivity on the data channel to determine when a voice quality falls below a threshold. When the voice quality is determined to fall below the threshold, a connectivity component requests the user to switch the connectivity to a voice channel. Then, the connectivity component dials a telephone number through the voice channel to access a voice conference bridge that provides the PTT services. To provide the PTT services, the voice conference bridge sets up a routing path to a session initiation protocol (SIP) session for the talk group, and routes voice communication through the SIP session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz
  • Publication number: 20200213087
    Abstract: A communication method and a method for operating the communication network are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a network identifier (NI) for a first member of the communication network, where the first member is un-validated and associated with a first user; obtaining a vote value regarding the first user from a second user of a second member in the communication network, where the second member is validated; generating a trust score for the NI based on the vote value; and validating the first member, in response to the trust score satisfying a trust score threshold, by inserting a first validated member identity hash block (MIHB) based on the NI into a master blockchain ledger for the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph R. MAZZARELLA
  • Publication number: 20200162458
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product that enable secure access to cameras in smart buildings. Some embodiments control outbound video from an environment such as a local network through an intelligent on-event video pushing mechanism. The local intelligent on-event video pushing mechanism hides the IP address of a source video camera, transcodes the video to a reduced size for wide area distribution, and pushes video to a recipient upon an event triggered received within the local environment (e.g., the local network.) Embodiments enable a remote video client on the far-side of the local network firewall to view the video streams of cameras on the near-side of the local network firewall when an event or trigger occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand SETLUR, Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz, Derrell Lipman
  • Patent number: 10455421
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for improving public safety communications and real-time information sharing to enable a public safety user to access available, secure private wireless communications (PWC) networks within a vicinity of an emergency for communications and data-sharing purposes. In an embodiment, a universal encryption key (UEK) is stored on a public safety access device. The public safety access device is providing access to a secure PWC network. The UEK is a key established by a certificate authority that enables public safety personnel to access the secure PWC network. Then, a public safety encryption key (PSKey) is received by the public safety access device from a user communication device. The public safety access device enables access for the user communication to access the secure PWC network upon a determination that the received PSKey is associated with the UEK.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz
  • Patent number: 10410097
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for distributed intelligent pattern recognition. Embodiments include a cooperative multi-agent detection system that enables an array of disjunctive devices (e.g., cameras, sensors) to selectively cooperate to identify objects of interest over time and space, and to contribute an object of interest to a shared deep learning pattern recognition system based on a bidirectional feedback mechanism. Embodiments provide updated information and/or algorithms to one or more agencies for local system learning and pattern updating recognition models. Each of the multiple agencies may in turn, update devices (e.g., cameras, sensors) coupled to the local machine learning and pattern recognition models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz
  • Patent number: 10404942
    Abstract: Embodiments include a computer program product for using a biosensor worn by a user to trigger an event and activate a camera worn by the user to begin streaming and/or recording video data. The biosensor trigger also initiates a real time multimedia collaboration session with the user wearing the biosensor and one or more designated parties. Through an interoperability gateway device, a voice communications device of the user is bridged with voice communications devices of the designated parties, and the video data is electronically transmitted to the designated parties. Thus, the designated parties may have real time voice communications among each other and with the user, and the designated parties may also view the video data in real time. Embodiments also determine when an event has ended and deactivates the camera worn by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz
  • Publication number: 20190266882
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for a wearable smart gateway (WSG) that is capable of providing interoperability gateway functions for a variety of wearable devices. In an embodiment, the WSG detects one or more devices within a proximity that use communication interfaces supported by corresponding plug-ins installed in the memory. Then, the WSG establishes communication channels with the detected one or more devices according to configurations within the corresponding plug-ins, wherein the established communication channels forms a personal area network. The WSG may perform interoperability gateway functions to communicate data monitored by the one or more devices within the personal area network to an agency via a wide area data network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: MUTUALINK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. WENGROVITZ, Derrell LIPMAN, Joseph R. MAZZARELLA
  • Publication number: 20190221106
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for a wearable smart device that provides improved connectivity for performing interoperability gateway functions for a variety of devices. In an embodiment, the wearable smart device receives data monitored by one or more devices within a proximity threshold via respective communication channels of the one or more devices. The wearable smart device detects two or more connectivity paths for providing access to a wide area network. Then, the wearable smart device monitors first statuses of the one or more devices and respective communication channels, and second statuses of the two or more connectivity paths. Based on the monitored first and second statuses, the wearable smart device selects one of detected connectivity paths. Then, the wearable smart device communicates the monitored data to an agency via the selected connectivity path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. WENGROVITZ, Derrell Lipman, Joseph R. Mazzarella
  • Patent number: 10269234
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for a wearable smart gateway (WSG) that is capable of providing interoperability gateway functions for a variety of wearable devices. In an embodiment, the WSG detects one or more devices within a proximity that use communication interfaces supported by corresponding plug-ins installed in the memory. Then, the WSG establishes communication channels with the detected one or more devices according to configurations within the corresponding plug-ins, wherein the established communication channels forms a personal area network. The WSG may perform interoperability gateway functions to communicate data monitored by the one or more devices within the personal area network to an agency via a wide area data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wengrovitz, Derrell Lipman, Joseph R. Mazzarella
  • Patent number: 10242556
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for a wearable smart device that provides improved connectivity for performing interoperability gateway functions for a variety of devices. In an embodiment, the wearable smart device receives data monitored by one or more devices within a proximity threshold via respective communication channels of the one or more devices. The wearable smart device detects two or more connectivity paths for providing access to a wide area network. Then, the wearable smart device monitors first statuses of the one or more devices and respective communication channels, and second statuses of the two or more connectivity paths. Based on the monitored first and second statuses, the wearable smart device selects one of detected connectivity paths. Then, the wearable smart device communicates the monitored data to an agency via the selected connectivity path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wengrovitz, Derrell Lipman, Joseph R. Mazzarella
  • Patent number: 10219120
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for providing seamless PTT services to a user. In an embodiment, a push-to-talk (PTT) component provides, to the user, PTT services with a talk group through a connectivity to a data channel in a mobile network. A voice monitoring component monitors attributes of data connectivity on the data channel to determine when a voice quality falls below a threshold. When the voice quality is determined to fall below the threshold, a connectivity component requests the user to switch the connectivity to a voice channel. Then, the connectivity component dials a telephone number through the voice channel to access a voice conference bridge that provides the PTT services. To provide the PTT services, the voice conference bridge sets up a routing path to a session initiation protocol (SIP) session for the talk group, and routes voice communication through the SIP session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz
  • Patent number: 10075674
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product that enable management of a plurality of video feeds with Push to Talk (PTT) communications. Some embodiments monitor a plurality of video feeds using a VMS graphics user interface (GUI) where a video feed of the plurality of video feeds is a video feed component of an interactive multimedia media object (IMMO) displayed in the VMS GUI. A talk group is logically associated with the video feed of the plurality of video feeds. Some embodiments detect that an embedded PTT control component associated with the video feed is activated, and enable PTT communications among members of the talk group and an operator of the VMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz, Mark Hatten