Patents Assigned to Telecom Italia S.p.A.
  • Publication number: 20190288924
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method for performing a performance measurement on a packet flow transmitted along a path through a packet switched communication network. Two or more measurement points are implemented on the path. Each measurement point calculates a sampling signature for each received packet by applying a hash function to a mask of bits of the packet. Then, it selects a number of measurement samples amongst the received packets, the measurement samples being selected as those packets whose sampling signatures comprise a portion of length S equal to a predefined sampling value. While performing the selection, the measurement point counts the number of selected measurement samples and retroactively adjusts the length based on this number. Then, the measurement point provides measurement parameters relating to the selected measurement samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mauro COCIGLIO
  • Patent number: 10411818
    Abstract: A method for estimating a signal to interference and noise ratio of a communication link between a first node and a second node of a wireless communication network, the network comprising a number of further communication links between said first node and a number of further nodes. The method comprises, at the first node, providing first estimates of useful signal powers on all the links; providing second estimates of the signal powers on the link and on the further communication links on the basis of, jointly, the first estimate of the signal power on the link and the first estimates of the signal powers on the further links; estimating the signal to interference and noise ratio as a ratio between the second estimate of the signal power on the link and a power term comprising a sum of the second estimates of the signal powers on the further links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ivano Collotta, Roberto Fantini, Maurizio Fodrini, Bruno Melis
  • Patent number: 10409455
    Abstract: A system for selecting, through a mobile device provided with accelerometer sensors, items of lists that can be displayed on a visual display of an interactive display system, is provided. The system includes a receiver located at a surface of a user interaction station distinct from the visual display and adapted to wirelessly receive data from the mobile device when in short range communication with the mobile device. The system further comprises a processor adapted to collect acceleration data received through the receiver and generated by the accelerometer sensors in response to movements of the mobile device carried out when the mobile device is in short range communication with the receiver. The processor is further adapted to associate the collected acceleration data with corresponding selection values over a selection scale. The processor is also adapted to control the interactive display system to select items based on the selection values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabrizio Antonelli, Mattia Pasolli, Massimo Zancanaro
  • Publication number: 20190268274
    Abstract: A method for controlling a bandwidth over a communication link connecting first and second client network elements. The first element is configured to send to the second element data traffic including at least a best effort traffic flow of packets. The method includes: at the first element, marking a number of best effort packets with a control code, the control code taking values within a predetermined ordered control sequence of values, and sending the marked packets to the second element through the link; at the second element, checking the control code of each marked best effort packet and, in case of detection of a missing value of the control code, sending to the first element a packet containing a feedback code indicative of an adjustment of the bandwidth; and, at the first element, upon reception of the feedback code, adjusting the bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea ALLASIA, Franco CANAVESE, Giuseppe FIOCCOLA, Chiara MORIONDO, Antonia PAOLICELLI
  • Patent number: 10395519
    Abstract: A method for managing data regarding one or more flows of physical entities in a geographic area during at least one predetermined time period is provided. The method includes: subdividing the geographic area into at least two zones; subdividing the at least one time period into one or more time slots; identifying a number of physical entities that flowed from a first zone of the at least two zones to a second zone of the at least two zones during each time slot, and computing an Origin-Destination matrix for each time slot of the one or more time slots based on such identifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Colonna, Marco Galassi, Marco Mamei
  • Patent number: 10397737
    Abstract: A method of estimating a number of persons gathered at an Area of Interest during an observation time interval on a day, wherein the Area of Interest is covered by a mobile telecommunication network including plural communication stations each of which is configured to manage communications of User Equipment in one or more served areas in a covered geographic region over which the mobile telecommunication network provide services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Colonna, Marco Mamei
  • Publication number: 20190259489
    Abstract: A system for supporting a user in the selection of food includes a processing module that determines a diet pattern of the user. The diet pattern includes nutritional information related to a number of macronutrients or micronutrients or bioactive compounds into which food may be decomposed and corresponding values of daily intakes. The diet pattern includes a number of food rules, each food rule including at least one food category and, for each food category, a respective frequency of intake and a respective reference quantity of intake. The system receives from the user information indicating a target food, and computes a compliance score of the target food with the diet pattern and notifying the user of the compliance score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gianluca DE PETRIS, Roberta Rita MUOLO, Claudio PETRAZZUOLO, Giovanna SACCHI
  • Publication number: 20190261132
    Abstract: A method for accessing a proximity service in a mobile communication network including a network module and a user equipment (UE) including a primary radio interface that operates according to a first radio access technology providing connection to the network, and at least one secondary radio interface that operates according to at least one second radio access technology different from the first one is described. The network module communicates with the UE for enabling it to access the service. The method includes sending by the UE to the module a request message, at the module, generating an answer message adapted to enable access to the service by the UE over the primary radio interface, and converting the answer message into at least one further answer message adapted to enable access to the service by the UE over the at least one secondary radio interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Carmen CATALANO, Maria Pia GALANTE, Mario MADELLA, Marco MARCHISIO
  • Patent number: 10390215
    Abstract: A method for authenticating a user of a user equipment provided with a mobile cellular network card module in a public wireless network. The method includes, during an authentication procedure following an attempt by the user to access the public wireless network with the user equipment for availing of services provided by the public wireless network: retrieving from the mobile cellular network card module a code that uniquely identifies such mobile cellular network card module; retrieving from a database wireless credentials of the user associated with said retrieved code that uniquely identifies such mobile cellular network card module; providing said retrieved wireless credentials of the user to the public wireless network; and granting the user access to the public wireless network conditioned to the correctness of the provided wireless credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Ricciato, Nicolo Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10375516
    Abstract: A method of estimating a number of persons gathering at an Area of Interest during a time interval on a day, wherein the Area of Interest is defined by an Area of Interest center and an Area of Interest radius and is covered by a mobile telecommunication network including plural communication stations each of which is configured to manage communications of user equipment in one or more served areas in a covered geographic region over which the mobile telecommunication network extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Colonna, Marco Mamei
  • Patent number: 10367875
    Abstract: A method of downloading multimedia content from a server to a client through a wireless communication network is proposed. The multimedia content is subdivided into a plurality of portions and for each portion the server stores a plurality of versions thereof each of which is encoded with a specific encoding quality. The method comprises: selecting, among the plurality of versions of each portion of the multimedia content, a version of the portion of the multimedia content to be downloaded on the basis of wireless communication parameters determined at at least two different layers of a wireless communication network OSI protocol stack at the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gennaro Boggia, Pietro Camarda, Marco Caretti, Roberto Fantini, Luigi Alfredo Grieco, Bruno Melis, Giuseppe Piro
  • Patent number: 10362582
    Abstract: A method upgrading a core section of a packet switched mobile network, includes: a) collecting information about a maximum signaling transaction amount managed by nodes of the core section with respect to active data connection established between user equipment and the packet switched mobile network, and calculating a corresponding active users parameter based on the collected information; b) retrieving an indication of how the maximum signaling transaction amount managed by the nodes is distributed among user equipment attached to the packet switched mobile network, and calculating a corresponding activity parameter based on the retrieved indication; c) calculating a forecasted number of user equipment which potentially can attach to the network in a future predetermined period; d) calculating a signaling traffic estimation based on the active users parameter, the activity parameter, and the forecasted number of user equipment, e) setting up the core section based on the calculated signaling traffic estimat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Silletta, Riccardo Vaglio Tessitore, Renato Verduci
  • Patent number: 10354143
    Abstract: A method (100) for comparing a first video shot (Vs1) comprising a first set of first images (I1(s)) with a second video shot (Vs2) comprising a second set of second images (I2(t)), at least one between the first and the second set comprising at least two images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Skjalg Lepsoy, Massimo Balestri, Gianluca Francini
  • Patent number: 10349421
    Abstract: A method for allocating communication resources for communications performed by user equipment in a mobile communication network comprises receiving a first indication about an amount of available communication resources and obtaining information about interfering communications between user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Caretti, Giovanni Nardini, Andrea Rossali, Dario Sabella, Giovanni Stea, Antonio Virdis
  • Patent number: 10349339
    Abstract: A cellular network comprising one or more user transceiver stations located within a first coverage area and that are each configured to provide radio coverage over a corresponding second coverage area by exploiting a selected frequency band among a respective set of frequency bands. When a user equipment within one first coverage area of requests to exchange user traffic, the cellular network selects a group of candidate user transceiver stations located within the first coverage area based on the position of the user equipment within the first coverage area; select a group of candidate frequency bands among sets of frequency bands of the user transceiver stations located within said one first coverage area; and allow the user equipment to exchange user traffic with one or more selected user transceiver stations exploiting a selected frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Barberis, Giorgio Calochira, Flavio Muratore
  • Patent number: 10334570
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile communication network including plural radio transceiver stations serving and managing communications between mobile communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Caretti, Gian Michele Dell'aera, Maurizio Fodrini, Bruno Melis
  • Patent number: 10333304
    Abstract: A system for managing devices supplied through a power grid is proposed. Each device is configured to consume over time electric power according to at least one respective power profile when operating. The system comprises at least one unit interfaced with the devices for exchanging data. The at least one unit collects power profile data indicative of the power profiles of the devices, and generates a time schedule of the device operations by distributing over time start times of the power profiles in such a way that at any time the total power consumption of the devices is kept under a maximum power threshold of the power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Borean, Ennio Grasso
  • Patent number: 10334478
    Abstract: A method is proposed of arranging, in a mobile communication network, transmission of data between user equipment and at least one base station including a central unit and at least one remote unit associated therewith. The method includes at a transmitting side including the remote unit or the central unit, quantizing the data according to a quantization bit number, and transmitting, over a fronthaul link between the transmitting side and a receiving side including the central unit or the remote unit, respectively, the quantized data to the receiving side. The method further includes, at the central unit: determining the quantization bit number, wherein the determining including varying in time the quantization bit number according to network information available at the central unit, and communicating to the at least one remote unit the determined quantization bit number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Boldi, Paolo Gianola, Bruno Melis
  • Patent number: 10306661
    Abstract: A method for uplink allocation of radio resources in a cellular network including a network node and, associated therewith, at least one user equipment supporting data reception from a global navigation satellite system. The method includes, for each of the at least one user equipment: if uplink data transmission from the user equipment to the network node is based on aggregation of carriers and if data reception from the global navigation satellite system is enabled, determining a reception time interval, with respect to a framing system of the cellular network, during which data reception from the global navigation satellite system takes place, the determining based on timing information concerning data reception by the user equipment from the global navigation satellite system; if uplink data transmission potentially takes place at least partially within the reception time interval, limiting allocation of radio resources for the uplink data transmission from the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Caretti, Paolo Goria
  • Publication number: 20190158368
    Abstract: A method for monitoring packets in a communication network includes at an ingress point, classifying at least one packet of a traffic received at the ingress point for determining whether packets of the traffic are to be monitored and, in the affirmative, associating them with a service of monitoring; at the ingress point, creating a selection policy to identify a packet flow of the packets to be monitored according to the service of monitoring. The method also includes installing the selection policy at one or more measuring points within the communication network, and at each measuring point, identifying the packet flow on the basis of the selection policy. The method further includes at each measuring point, applying monitoring actions associated with the service of monitoring to the identified packet flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mauro COCIGLIO