Patents by Inventor Paul Benware

Paul Benware 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: 10630656
    Abstract: A system for and method of media encapsulation is presented. The method may include receiving, via an audio digitizer, a plurality of packets of data and compressing, via a codec, the plurality of packets of data. The method may also include queuing the plurality of packets of data in a queue and encrypting, via a filter, payloads of at least two of the plurality of packets of data in the queue into a single payload. The method further include transmitting the single payload in a single encrypted data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KOOLSPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Emil Sturniolo, Anthony C. Fascenda, Robert Cichielo, Paul Benware, William Supernor, Orville Pike
  • Patent number: 10237247
    Abstract: A convenient, easy to use ubiquitous secure communications capability can automatically encrypt and decrypt messages without requiring any special intermediating security component such as gateways, proxy servers or the like. Trusted/secure applications for the mobile workforce can significantly improve productivity and effectiveness while enhancing personal and organizational security and safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Protected Mobility, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Marlow, Robert Cichielo, Emil Sturniolo, Paul Benware
  • Patent number: 9824239
    Abstract: A system for and method of securely provisioning a module with cryptographic parameters, such as cryptographic keys and key tables, is presented. Such modules may be used to enable encrypted communications between mobile phones to which they are coupled. The system and method prevent a malevolent individual involved in manufacturing the modules from compromising the security of the module. In particular, the modules are provisioned by an entity different from the manufacturer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: KOOLSPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Fascenda, Emil Sturniolo, Robert Cichielo, Paul Benware
  • Publication number: 20170300720
    Abstract: A system for and method of securely provisioning a module with cryptographic parameters, such as cryptographic keys and key tables, is presented. Such modules may be used to enable encrypted communications between mobile phones to which they are coupled. The system and method prevent a malevolent individual involved in manufacturing the modules from compromising the security of the module. In particular, the modules are provisioned by an entity different from the manufacturer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Anthony C. FASCENDA, Emil STURNIOLO, Robert CICHIELO, Paul BENWARE
  • Patent number: 9763067
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for the enablement of sending and receiving encrypted messages over Long/Short Wave, Low, High, Very High, or Ultra High Frequency Radio (LSW/HFR) provide for an interconnect between short or other message transmission over LSW/HFR, and other terrestrial or satellite based digital communications systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Protected Mobility, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Marlow, Robert Cichielo, Paul Benware, Anthony Fascenda, Emil Sturniolo
  • Publication number: 20170237720
    Abstract: A system for and method of media encapsulation is presented. The method may include receiving, via an audio digitizer, a plurality of packets of data and compressing, via a codec, the plurality of packets of data. The method may also include queuing the plurality of packets of data in a queue and encrypting, via a filter, payloads of at least two of the plurality of packets of data in the queue into a single payload. The method further include transmitting the single payload in a single encrypted data packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Emil STURNIOLO, Anthony C. FASCENDA, Robert CICHIELO, Paul BENWARE, William SUPERNOR, Orville PIKE
  • Publication number: 20170214665
    Abstract: A convenient, easy to use ubiquitous secure communications capability can automatically encrypt and decrypt messages without requiring any special intermediating security component such as gateways, proxy servers or the like. Trusted/secure applications for the mobile workforce can significantly improve productivity and effectiveness while enhancing personal and organizational security and safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: William J. MARLOW, Robert CICHIELO, Emil STURNIOLO, Paul BENWARE
  • Patent number: 9602277
    Abstract: A convenient, easy to use ubiquitous secure communications capability can automatically encrypt and decrypt messages without requiring any special intermediating security component such as gateways, proxy servers or the like. Trusted/secure applications for the mobile workforce can significantly improve productivity and effectiveness while enhancing personal and organizational security and safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: PROTECTED MOBILTY, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Marlow, Robert Cichielo, Emil Sturniolo, Paul Benware
  • Patent number: 9565230
    Abstract: A system for and method of media encapsulation is presented. The method may include receiving, via an audio digitizer, a plurality of packets of data and compressing, via a codec, the plurality of packets of data. The method may also include queuing the plurality of packets of data in a queue and encrypting, via a filter, payloads of at least two of the plurality of packets of data in the queue into a single payload. The method further include transmitting the single payload in a single encrypted data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: KOOLSPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Emil Sturniolo, Anthony Fascenda, Robert Cichielo, Paul Benware, William Supernor, Orville Pike
  • Publication number: 20160249189
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for the enablement of sending and receiving encrypted messages over Long/Short Wave, Low, High, Very High, or Ultra High Frequency Radio (LSW/HFR) provide for an interconnect between short or other message transmission over LSW/HFR, and other terrestrial or satellite based digital communications systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: Protected Mobility, LLC
    Inventors: William J. MARLOW, Robert CICHIELO, Paul BENWARE, Anthony FASCENDA, Emil STURNIOLO
  • Patent number: 9338005
    Abstract: Systems and methods for registering a module for backup, backing up a module, and restoring a backed up module are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KOOLSPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Fascenda, Emil Sturniolo, Robert Cichielo, Paul Benware
  • Patent number: 9172680
    Abstract: Given the rise in popularity of communicating personal, private, sensitive, or vital peer-to-peer or peer-to-group information over potentially insecure text messaging infrastructure, it would be desirable to provide a solution that enables the exchange of this type of information securely over at least one path via data and/or voice networks. Furthermore, it would be highly desirable to enable access to the secure exchange of information over the at least one path by a given entity, as well as other computer applications that the given entity may use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: PROTECTED MOBILITY, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Marlow, Robert Cichielo, Emil Sturniolo, Paul Benware
  • Patent number: 9160719
    Abstract: Encrypted communications is made to appear to be normal text so as to avoid undue attention to either the sender or recipient. Information can be hidden or embedded in innocuous documents using steganography wherein the information is masked within a larger document. Other approaches would translate the ciphertext into a form of normal looking text that would in effect be gibberish but would use normal words in at least one native language. There are many tradeoffs and benefits to be considered when attempting any form of encrypted communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: PROTECTED MOBILITY, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Marlow, Robert Cichielo, Emil Sturniolo, Paul Benware, Anthony Fascenda
  • Patent number: 9143324
    Abstract: Given the rise in popularity of communicating personal, private, sensitive, or vital peer-to-peer or peer-to-group information over insecure text messaging infrastructure, it would be highly desirable to provide a lightweight solution that enables the exchange of information in a secure manner. The non-limiting technology herein provides systems and methods for the exchange of cryptographic material that can be used to encipher message-oriented communications between at least two peer devices. Once the cryptographic material is exchanged between cooperating peers, this lightweight solution can be used by common off the shelf hardware such as smartphones, tablets, feature phones, or special purpose machine to machine devices for private communications, such as command and control, location services, etc. using insecure voice or data communication paths, such as SMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: PROTECTED MOBILITY, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Marlow, Robert Cichielo, Emil Sturniolo, Paul Benware
  • Patent number: 8984273
    Abstract: A lightweight solution enables the exchange of multimedia information in a secure manner. Exchanged cryptographic material can be used to encipher multimedia message-oriented communications between devices. This lightweight solution can be used by common off the shelf devices such as smartphones, tablets, feature phones, or special purpose machine to machine devices for private communications, such as command and control, location services, video, audio, electronic attachments, etc. using insecure voice or data communication paths, such as MMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Protected Mobility, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Marlow, Robert Cichielo, Emil Sturniolo, Paul Benware
  • Patent number: 8984271
    Abstract: Given the rise in popularity of communicating personal, private, sensitive, or vital peer-to-peer or peer-to-group information over potentially insecure text messaging infrastructure, it would be highly desirable to provide a solution that would enable the initiator and/or the consumer of these communiqués to determine the state of the privacy associated with the messages. The non-limiting technology herein provides systems and methods for enabling a consumer to graphically, linguistically, verbally, or programmatically, determine the privacy and security state of a communiqué and/or the privacy/security association with the at least one plurality of peers. Methods and systems provided by a computer application can enable a consumer to input message oriented data that will be subsequently communicated to at least one of a plurality of peers. Upon reception of the data, systems and methods are also describe to display the message oriented communiqué to the at least one peer consumer or other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Protected Mobility, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Marlow, Robert Cichielo, Emil Sturniolo, Paul Benware
  • Patent number: 8924706
    Abstract: A solution that enables the exchange of information in a secure manner over an insecure text messaging infrastructure provides part of the exchange as cryptographic material to be used to secure subsequent communications. The exchange of the cryptographic material is protected from malicious and nefarious parties. Systems and methods for the exchange of cryptographic material enable the parties involved in the exchange to have confidence that the material received was communicated from the originating party. Once the cryptographic material is successfully exchanged between cooperating peers, it can be used by smartphones, tablets, feature phones, or special purpose machine to machine devices for private communications, such as command and control, location services, etc. over insecure voice or data communication paths, such as SMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Protected Mobility, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Marlow, Robert Cichielo, Emil Sturniolo, Paul Benware
  • Patent number: 8892139
    Abstract: A solution enables the exchange of SMS or other short messaging information via alternate paths than cellular operators infrastructure and allows for communications with standard devices that may not be party to the additional service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ethersms, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Marlow, Robert Cichielo, Emil Sturniolo, Paul Benware
  • Patent number: 8842836
    Abstract: A system for and method of securely provisioning a module with cryptographic parameters, such as cryptographic keys and key tables, is presented. Such modules may be used to enable encrypted communications between mobile phones to which they are coupled. The system and method prevent a malevolent individual involved in manufacturing the modules from compromising the security of the module. In particular, the modules are provisioned by an entity different from the manufacturer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Koolspan, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Fascenda, Emil Sturniolo, Robert Cichielo, Paul Benware
  • Publication number: 20140025952
    Abstract: Encrypted communications is made to appear to be normal text so as to avoid undue attention to either the sender or recipient. Information can be hidden or embedded in innocuous documents using steganography wherein the information is masked within a larger document. Other approaches would translate the ciphertext into a form of normal looking text that would in effect be gibberish but would use normal words in at least one native language. There are many tradeoffs and benefits to be considered when attempting any form of encrypted communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Protected Mobility, LLC
    Inventors: William J. MARLOW, Robert CICHIELO, Emil STURNIOLO, Paul BENWARE, Anthony FASCENDA