Patents Assigned to Telecom Italia S.p.A.
  • Patent number: 11121938
    Abstract: A method for performance measurement in packet switched communication networks includes generating a flow of artificial packets having predefined packets lengths, which is then aggregated to the packet flow to be measured by an aggregator. The artificial packets are configured to follow the packet flow to be measured, starting from the point where aggregation is performed. Two measurement points are then provided after the aggregator, which identify the artificial packets based on their packet lengths and provide respective raw performance measurements indicative of the actual positions of the artificial packets in the aggregated packet flow. The raw performance measurements are then used for providing the performance measurements. Since the artificial packets are identified based on their packet lengths, no inspection of the packets' content is needed for identification purposes. The artificial packets may therefore be identified even if their content is uninspectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Burgio, Luca Maria Castaldelli, Angelo Franceschini
  • Patent number: 11122547
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunication network including plural network elements, divided into at least two clusters. Each cluster includes: plural remote units corresponding to network elements, arranged for exchanging radiofrequency signals with user equipment located within at least one respective served area; a central unit corresponding to a network element arranged for managing the exchange of radiofrequency signals with the user equipment located within the served areas of each remote unit of the cluster, and plural connections, each for operatively connecting a remote unit with the central unit of the same cluster. At least one remote unit of a first cluster is further connected to a central unit of the second cluster, at least one respective served area of the at least one remote unit of the first cluster being adjacent to at least one further respective served area of a further remote unit of the second cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Renato Boldi, Paolo Gianola, Bruno Melis
  • Publication number: 20210250258
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method for enabling a performance measurement in a packet-switched communication network. A first node and a second node exchange packets comprising a marking value, which they alternately switch between two alternative marking values. The second node in particular switches the marking value applicable to the packets addressed to the other node depending on the marking value comprised in packets received therefrom. The first node writes a sampling value in one packet addressed to the second node for each marking period. Upon reception of each packet comprising the sampling value, the second node copies the sampling value in a packet addressed to the first node. One or more measurement points may be provided between the two nodes, which provide performance parameters for the packets comprising the sampling value in both directions. Such performance parameters may be used for providing round trip time measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro COCIGLIO, Giuseppe FIOCCOLA
  • Publication number: 20210243173
    Abstract: In method of protecting signaling messages in a hop-by-hop network communication link between a source node and a destination node, a source node public digital signature verification key and a respective source node private digital signature key associated with said public digital signature verification key are provided to the source node. The source node public digital signature verification key associated with the source node private digital signature key is also provided to the destination node. The source node builds a message including a sequence of Information Elements, and calculates, for each Information Element, an Information Element hash value. The source node also calculates a sequence hash value of a concatenation of the calculated Information Element hash values, and generates a source node digital signature by digitally signing the calculated sequence hash value. An intermediate node receives and forwards the signaling message to the destination node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Rosalia D'ALESSANDRO, Jovan GOLIC
  • Publication number: 20210243184
    Abstract: A method for authorizing automatic login of a user to a reserved area of an information resource includes, at a first user device, connecting to a web server for retrieving the information resource, and sending to an authentication server an identifier of the information resource and an identifier of the user. At the authentication server, based on the identifiers of the information resource and of the user, an authorization request is sent to a second user device associated with the user, and which stores access credentials for logging in the reserved area. At the second user device, the user is notified of the authorization request, and upon confirmation of the authorization request by the user on the second user device, access credentials are made available to the web server. At the web server, automatic login to the reserved area is performed based on the access credentials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe LA TORRE, Giovanni TORRISI, Marco CAVALLO
  • Patent number: 11082316
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for performing a performance measurement on a packet flow transmitted along a path through a packet switched communication network. At least two measurement points implemented on the path calculate a sampling signature for each packet of the flow by applying a hash function to a mask of bits of the packet, and identify a sub-flow of measurement samples as those packets whose sampling signatures are equal to a certain value H*. The measurement points then provide measurement parameters for the measurement samples, which are used for providing performance measurement for the whole packet flow. Tailoring the length of the sampling signature allows the sampling rate to be statistically controlled so as to balance the risk of reception sequence errors between measurement samples and the computational effort on one hand, and the accuracy of the measurements provided on the other hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Cociglio, Luca Fantolino
  • Publication number: 20210234773
    Abstract: A method for determining a Quality of Experience associated with a real-time communication session between user devices includes monitoring the real-time communication session and determining at least one quality indicator of the Quality of Experience, at least one first performance indicator of a Quality of Service, and at least one second performance indicator of the Quality of Service. Based on the quality indicator and the first performance indicator, the method determines, among a family of correlation functions indicative of the correlation between the Quality of Experience and a Quality of Service in respect of a generic real-time communication session, a correlation function which is indicative of the correlation between the Quality of Experience and the Quality of Service in respect of the monitored real-time communication session. Then the method applies the first performance indicator and the second performance indicator to the correlation function to determine said Quality of Experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giulio Carmelo MAGGIORE, Manuela VASER
  • Publication number: 20210227347
    Abstract: A method includes predicting the number of users of user terminals gathering in a target area within a region on a first day. The method includes collecting records relating to user terminals positioning data, and partitioning a portion of the region of interest into an intermediate area surrounding the target area and an external area which surrounds the intermediate area. For each observation time slot, a first term indicative of the number of user terminals moving from the external area to the intermediate area are calculated during said observation time slot based, a second term indicative of user terminals which, during a reference day preceding the first day, moved from the external area to the intermediate area is calculated, and the difference between said first term and said second term is calculated. The number of new user terminals which entering the target area is predicted based on the difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Simone BIZZARRI, Giorgio GHINAMO
  • Patent number: 11064332
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method for supporting a machine-to-machine communication over a mobile communication network. The communication involves machine-to-machine devices that connect to the mobile communication network through a gateway including a transceiver module to connect to the mobile communication network over a radio link. The method includes determining whether a radio carrier is present over the radio link, and in the absence of the radio carrier, switching off the transceiver module for a first time period. After the first time period elapsed, the transceiver module is switched on for a second time period. The method further includes, after the second time period elapsed, repeating steps above. The first time period and the second time period are determined on the basis of a number of parameters whose value depend on at least one set of values provided to the gateway by the mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gian Michele Dell'Aera, Dario Sabella
  • Publication number: 20210199467
    Abstract: An electric energy supply management method includes having a certifier system define a reference electric power profile for an electric apparatus, and having the certifier system provide a device coupled to the electric apparats and to a socket that delivers electric energy provided by an electric energy supplier. The device is associated only to the electric apparatus through the reference electric power profile. The method also includes having a user of the electric apparatus couple the electric apparatus to the socket through the device, and having the device check that the electric apparatus is coupled to the socket by comparing a measured electric power profile of the electric apparatus to the reference electric power profile. If the check has a positive outcome, the method has the device collect measurements about the electric power used by the electric apparatus and certify them as energy consumptions of the electric apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Luigi BELLIFEMINE, Danilo GOTTA, Tiziana TRUCCO
  • Patent number: 11019577
    Abstract: A method of dynamically varying a power of a Reference Signal irradiated by a radio base station of a radio mobile network includes having a network entity monitoring a performance indicator associated with an area. The radio base station provides communication services to User Equipment located in a respective area served by the radio base station. The performance indicator is indicative of a communication channel state within the area. The method also includes either increasing or decreasing the power of the Reference Signal in the area based on a current value of the performance indicator. Either increasing or decreasing the power of the Reference Signal in the area based on a current value of the performance indicator includes modifying a power parameter referred to power of signals transmitted by the radio base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Goria, Sergio Barberis, Giovanna Zarba
  • Patent number: 11009536
    Abstract: Estimating energy generated by a solar system in a predetermined geographic area comprises, at each predetermined time instant: retrieving measured values of at least one weather parameter and of solar irradiance in the geographic area, the values related to a time slot before the predetermined time instant; performing auto-regression analysis of the measured values; estimating, based on the auto-regression analysis, a relationship between the at least one weather parameter and the solar irradiance; retrieving forecasted values of the at least one weather parameter in the geographic area, the forecasted values being forecasted for a second time slot after the predetermined time instant; performing regression analysis of the relationship between the at least one weather parameter and the solar irradiance of the forecasted values; forecasting solar irradiance in the second time slot based on the regression analysis, and estimating energy generated by the solar system in the second time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Borean, Ennio Grasso
  • Publication number: 20210142175
    Abstract: A method includes providing a neural network having a set of weights. The neural network receives an input data structure for generating a corresponding output array according to values of the set of weights. The neural network is trained to obtain a trained neural network. The training includes setting values of the set of weights with a gradient descent algorithm which exploits a cost function including a loss term and a regularization term. The trained neural network is deployed on a device through a communication network, and used by the device. The regularization term is based on a rate of change of elements of the output array caused by variations of the set of weights values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Attilio FIANDROTTI, Gianluca FRANCINI, Skjalg LEPSOY, Enzo TARTAGLIONE
  • Publication number: 20210142631
    Abstract: It is disclosed an anti-tampering assembly for the transportation and storage of a package, the anti-tampering assembly being configured to be associated with the package. the anti-tampering assembly comprises: a tampering detection unit comprising a RFID passive tag and a tampering track of a conductive material configured to be connected to said RFID tag upon dispatching the package so as to inhibit the operation of the RFID tag, wherein the tampering track is configured to be interrupted in case of tampering of the package; an actuating unit configured to detect the interruption of the tampering track in case of tampering of the package and, upon detection, actuate an alarm unit; and the alarm unit comprising a radio module configured to, upon actuation, transmit an alarm message over a long range wireless communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Valter BELLA, Fabio BELLIFEMINE, Laura CONTIN, Rossana SIMEONI
  • Patent number: 11003963
    Abstract: A monitoring system assesses the position of at least one target within an area. The monitoring system comprises a processing unit adapted to receive, from a camera, at least a frame depicting a scene of the area. The frames generated by the camera have a first resolution. The processing unit comprises: a database module storing, for each at least one target, a corresponding reference image, each reference image having a second resolution lower than the first resolution; a segmentation module configured to segment a received frame into frame segments, each frame segment having a resolution corresponding to the second resolution; a search module configured to implement a visual search procedure between each frame segment and a reference image comprising a depiction of the at least one target; and a position and translation module for calculating the position of the at least one target within the received frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gianluca Francini, Fabrizio Moggio, Nicola Reale, Andrea Varesio, Marco Vecchietti
  • Patent number: 10993640
    Abstract: The movement of a part of human body, e.g. a limb, is monitored. The movement includes N iterated rotations in a plane. A sensing device is fixed to the limb and provides data indicative of the limb movement. These data are processed to generate a rotation signal. Then, portions of the rotation signal corresponding to each movement iteration are identified. To this purpose, a plurality of null-velocity instants is identified, wherein the angular velocity of the sensing device is null. Then, each null-velocity instant is classified as a candidate start/end time or a candidate peak time. Then, a start time, end time and peak time for each iteration are determined as a combination of two candidate start/end times and a candidate peak time that fulfils certain conditions on the values of the rotation signal in correspondence of candidate start/end times and candidate peak times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Giuberti, Gianluigi Ferrari, Alessandro Mauro, Corrado Azzaro, Giovanni Albani, Roberto Nerino, Laura Contin
  • Patent number: 10986007
    Abstract: A method for performing a performance measurement on a packet flow is based on division of the packet flow to be measured in alternating blocks. A couple of connections are provided, originated by respective originating network points (physical or logical interface or port) and terminated by respective terminating network points (physical or logical interface or port). Division of the packet flow to be measured is implemented by periodically switching transmission of the packets between the two originating network points. At each network point originating or terminating a connection, a measurement point is implemented which provides performance parameters (counter and/or timestamp) relating to the packets to be transmitted by or which have been received from the related connection. The performance measurement on the packet flow is then performed based on the performance parameters provided by the measurement points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Cociglio, Giuseppe Fioccola
  • Patent number: 10979915
    Abstract: A method of managing a network apparatus of a telecommunication network, where the network apparatus does not expose management interfaces sufficient to allow managing at least one operational parameter thereof of interest for the managing, includes collecting data about the network apparatus to be managed by making requests to the network apparatus to be managed and to at least one other network apparatus in operating relationships with the network apparatus to be managed. Based on the collected data, generating a behavioral model of the network apparatus to be managed. The behavioral model is an inferred logical and mathematical model of the behavior of the network apparatus to be managed with respect to the operational parameter thereof of interest for the managing. The method also includes and managing the network apparatus to be managed exploiting the generated behavioral model thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Simone Bizzarri, Andrea Buldorini, Giorgio Calochira, Andrea Schiavoni
  • Patent number: 10966117
    Abstract: A mobile network includes a base station having a central unit and a remote unit. The remote unit includes data buffers, each one associated with a respective user equipment for temporarily storing data to be transmitted thereto. For each selected user equipment, a method includes determining a status of the data buffer associated with the selected user equipment, and determining an average data traffic that the selected user equipment is able to receive. According to the status of the remote unit data buffer and to the average data traffic, a data throughput is determined with which the central unit can transmit the data for the selected user equipment to the data buffer associated with the selected user equipment. The method also causes the central unit to transmit the data for the selected user equipment to the data buffer associated thereto according to the determined data throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Caretti, Gian Michele Dell'aera, Francesco Mauro, Damiano Rapone
  • Patent number: 10935997
    Abstract: A method for controlling a heating/cooling system located at a home of a user. For a population of users, occurrences of occupancy-related events occurring in the users' homes are detected. Then, occurrences of such occupancy-related events in different timeslots are counted separately for each user of the population. The counts of the various users are then merged and a topic model is applied thereto, to provide probabilities that latent habits give raise to certain sequences of occupancy-related events and proportions of each habit in the home occupancy routine of each user of the population. Thereby, a reliable forecast of the home occupancy routine of each user of the population may be provided. That allows setting the heating/cooling system of each user of the population to fit such reliable forecast, minimizing energy waste and/or maximizing user's comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Borean, Giuseppe Di Bella, Ennio Grasso