Patents Assigned to Telecom Italia S.p.A.
  • Patent number: 10776510
    Abstract: A method for managing personal data of a user of a user device is provided. The user device is adapted to have installed thereon an application (APP). The APP is configured to require access to the personal data when running on the user device. The method comprises creating a certification for the APP, the certification being based on a corresponding statement providing information regarding the relationship between the APP and personal data; associating the certification to the APP for certifying the APP; allowing the user to provide user-defined policies about exploiting the user personal data; checking whether the user-defined policies provided by the user are compatible with requirements of the APP defined in the corresponding statement. If the user-defined policies are compatible with the requirements of the APP defined in the statement, the method executes operations when the APP running on the user device requires to access personal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabrizio Antonelli, Corrado Moiso, Mattia Pasolli, Michele Vescovi
  • Patent number: 10778754
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method for re-distributing subscriber sessions originated from one or more access nodes of a communication network to a number of service nodes of the communication network. The method comprises: monitoring at least one performance parameter of the service nodes; comparing a value of the at least one performance parameter with a threshold; and, in case the value exceeds the threshold at a given service node, determining a number of subscriber sessions to be moved from the given service node; selecting at least one further service node to re-establish the number of subscriber sessions; and re-configuring the communication network to move the number of subscriber sessions from the given service node to the at least one further service node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Capello, Diego Daino
  • Patent number: 10775803
    Abstract: A docking system and method for charging a mobile robot at a docking station. The system includes a first module for the robot, including a first communication unit and a first control unit, and a second module for the station, including a second communication unit, one or more docking sensors, and a second control unit. When the robot enters a docking region around the station, the first communication unit sends to the second communication unit a status message indicating that the robot needs charging; upon reception of the status message, the second control unit uses the sensors to derive a traction command to drive the robot towards the station; and the second communication unit sends to the first communication unit a command message containing the traction command. The first control unit processes the traction command and uses it to operate traction motors of the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A., POLITECNICO DI TORINO
    Inventors: Gian Piero Fici, Marco Gaspardone, Miguel Efrain Kaouk Ng, Matteo Lazzarin
  • Patent number: 10772114
    Abstract: A method for allocating resource blocks on a cellular network including transceiver stations to provide cell coverage for allowing user equipment within the cell to exchange data via uplink or downlink. The method includes, at a cell, reiterating operations at each or a group of transmission time intervals. The operations include listing user equipment requiring resource blocks in a priority list; b) for the user equipment listed in the priority list, executing operations b1) and b2) or b1) and b3): b1) selecting a set of resource blocks including at least one resource block; b2) if the selected set of resource blocks has not been assigned to other user equipment, assigning to the user equipment the selected set of resource blocks; b3) if the selected set of resource blocks has been assigned to other user equipment, replacing the user equipment from the priority list with user equipment in a collision list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Caretti, Gian Michele Dell'aera, Francesco Mauro
  • Patent number: 10771924
    Abstract: A method of counting individuals reaching or leaving a transport hub includes defining at least two categories of individuals, each corresponding to a respective purpose to reach or leave the transport hub, and for each category, defining at least one respective category pattern associated with the category. Each category pattern is a sequence of events of interaction between a User Equipment and a communication station. The method also includes acquiring event records associated with User Equipment from the mobile telecommunication network, searching the event records associated with each User Equipment to identify sequences of events of interaction matching a category pattern, and upon finding a match, increasing a number of individuals belonging to the category associated with the category pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Colonna, Piero Lovisolo
  • Patent number: 10771117
    Abstract: A method scheduling allocation of radio resources in a cellular network, including: selecting at least one first user equipment for performing a first type data exchange based on Coordinated Multi-Point technique and a second type data exchange not based on Coordinated Multi-Point technique, and selecting at least one second user equipment for performing only the second type data exchange; selecting at least one network node for performing the first type data exchange with the at least one first user equipment and the second type data exchange with at least one among the first and second user equipment; determining, for the at least one network node, a radio resource parameter indicative of a number of radio resources to be allocated for the first type data exchange and a number of radio resources to be allocated for the second type data exchange; allocating the radio resources based on the radio resource parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Ettore Casetti, Maurizio Fodrini, Fabrizio Gatti, Mohamad Tavakoli Sanij
  • Publication number: 20200278383
    Abstract: A meter apparatus is provided for determining parameters of an AC electric signal in first and second wires, the AC signal including an AC electric current and an AC electric voltage, the apparatus including a measurement section to provide first and second measure signals each one indicative of the AC voltage based on a first capacitive coupling with the first wire and on a second capacitive coupling with the second wire, the first and second measure signals depending on capacitance values of the first and second capacitive couplings, and a control unit to determine said capacitance values of the first and second capacitive couplings according to the first and second measure signals, and determining the amplitude of the AC voltage according to the first or second measure signal, and to the capacitance values of the first and second capacitive couplings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicants: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
    Inventors: Domenico BALSAMO, Valter BELLA, Fabio Luigi BELLIFEMINE, Luca BENINI, Davide BRUNELLI, Clemente VILLANI
  • Patent number: 10762349
    Abstract: A method positioning user equipment including a camera for acquiring digital images, including: defining a three-dimensional model of an environment through points defined by a set of coordinates and a color information; the user equipment acquiring a query image by capturing, by the camera, a portion of the environment; estimating an initial camera parameters configuration of the camera; evaluating a similarity between the query image and an initial three-dimensional image obtained from the three-dimensional model of the environment as seen by a virtual camera having the initial camera parameters configuration; modifying a camera parameters configuration of the virtual camera to increase similarity between the initial three-dimensional image and the query image up to a predetermined value; and generating an additional three-dimensional image based on the three-dimensional model of the environment, obtained from the three-dimensional model of the environment as seen by a modified virtual camera having the mod
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A., POLITECNICO DI TORINO
    Inventors: Giorgio Ghinamo, Andrea Maria Lingua
  • Patent number: 10763995
    Abstract: An iterative receiver receives a signal including useful and interfering signal components, and detects information carried thereon. The receiver includes at least one estimating unit receiving the signal and providing an estimate of each signal component, and at least two decoding and regenerating units, at each iteration, each decoding and regenerating unit decoding a respective one among the estimates and for regenerating the respective decoded estimate into a respective regenerated estimate. At each receiver iteration, the at least one estimating unit provides estimates based on regenerated estimates provided at a previous iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Telecom Italia S.p.A., Politecnico di Torino
    Inventors: Marco Caretti, Ivano Collotta, Gian Michele Dell'aera, Bruno Melis, Marina Mondin
  • Patent number: 10735112
    Abstract: A method for estimating the electric field strength associated to a radio wave emitted by an electromagnetic source of a cellular radio communication network within an area. The method includes: identifying a set of obstacles; determining at least one of: a direct visibility polygon of points in line of sight with the source; a reflection visibility polygon of points reachable by the wave after reflection by the obstacles; a diffraction visibility polygon of points reachable by the wave after diffraction by the obstacles. The visibility polygons are associated to respective values of the electric field computed therein. The method further includes: subdividing the area into pixels; for each pixel, determining if it belongs to at least one of the visibility polygons; and in the affirmative, determining the electric field strength at the pixel as a value proportional to the electric field computed at the at least one visibility polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimiliano Petra, Loris Paolo Stola
  • Patent number: 10735152
    Abstract: A method for managing a cellular network. The cellular network includes a plurality of base stations each one configured to exchange data with user equipment located in a corresponding cell by exploiting a downlink data channel and an uplink data channel according to a frequency division duplexing scheme. The method includes: having a first base station exchanging coordination information with a second base station, the coordination information being related to at least one among channel state condition and resources allocation to user equipment, the having the first base station exchanging coordination information with the second base station including: transmitting the coordination information from the first base station to the second base station exploiting a portion of the downlink data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Caretti, Gian Michele Dell'Aera, Maurizio Fodrini, Bruno Melis, Dario Sabella
  • Publication number: 20200245191
    Abstract: A method for distributing packets of a data traffic over aggregated radio links connecting a node of a packet-switched wireless communication network to a further node of the packet-switched wireless communication network includes, at an indoor unit of the node, configuring at least one set of distribution rules indicating, for each of a first radio link and a second radio link of the aggregated radio links, an association between the radio link and a subset of values of a priority parameter carried within the packets. The method also includes, upon reception of a packet of the data traffic, distributing the packet over the first radio link or the second radio link on the basis of the priority parameter value carried within the packet and the associations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro AGUS, Andrea ALLASIA, Chiara MORIONDO
  • Publication number: 20200242944
    Abstract: A method for managing data traffic of customers and self-driving vehicles includes receiving a transport request by a requesting customer, processing the received transport request and identifying, among the self-driving vehicles, a compliant vehicle compliant with the transport request. The method also includes identifying a compliant route, compliant with the transport request, and causing the compliant vehicle to perform a transport service over the identified compliant route according to said transport request. Identification of a compliant vehicle, identification of a compliant route, and causation of the compliant vehicle to perform a transport service are based on information about the mobile communication network, information about the compliant vehicle, and information about a radio state in the mobile communication network between the customers, between the vehicles, and between the customers and the vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio BARBERIS, Mauro Renato BOLDI
  • Patent number: 10728842
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a wireless communication network for a smart device are provided, the device including wireless communication circuitry, the method including: analyzing information regarding a plurality of hotspots in a geographic area in which the device is deployed, each hotspot being configured to establish a wireless communication within a predetermined range; estimating, based on the analyzing, an extent of coverage provided by the plurality; checking, based on the estimating, whether at least one hotspot is able to provide the communication to the device, and if so, configuring the hotspot to provide the communication, otherwise modifying an operating behavior of a selected hotspot in order to provide the communication, the modifying including selecting the hotspot from the plurality, sending a request for modifying an operating behavior of the selected hotspot to provide the communication, and verifying that the operating behavior has been modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Borean, Paolo Gallo, Roberta Giannantonio, Dario Mana
  • Patent number: 10721626
    Abstract: A method assigning frequency bands on a cellular network including plural network nodes each configured to activate transmission links between pairs of corresponding network nodes to exchange traffic. The method includes, in response to assessment of a new transmission link to be activated between first and second network nodes: retrieving an indication of coordinates of first and second network nodes within a geographical area; retrieving an indication of resource sharing clusters, of the cellular network, each including a group of transmission links considered to potentially cause transmission collisions; selecting a set of the resource sharing clusters according to a comparison of coordinates of the first network node with coordinates of the network nodes corresponding to the transmission links of the resource sharing clusters; if the selected set of resource sharing clusters is not empty, carrying out operations including: activating a new transmission link by exploiting an assigned frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Barberis, Giorgio Calochira, Flavio Muratore
  • Publication number: 20200193550
    Abstract: A method of evaluating a catchment area of a transport hub covered by a mobile telecommunication network includes defining two or more categories of individuals based on a purpose for which the individuals reach or leave the transport hub, and for each category, defining at least an associated events pattern. The method also includes acquiring event records from the mobile telecommunication network associated with User Equipment. For a User Equipment, the method searches the event records related to the User Equipment to identify events matching an events pattern associated with a category, matches the owner of the User Equipment with the corresponding category, searches the event records to identify at least one prevalence zone visited by the owner of the User Equipment, and evaluates the at least one catchment area based on the category and on the prevalence zone identified for each User Equipment of the pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo COLONNA, Piero LOVISOLO
  • Patent number: 10685092
    Abstract: A user equipment providing a rehabilitation exercise to a patient, the exercise including playing a videogame. The user equipment includes a processor, a display, and a motion sensing input device. The processor is configured to run the videogame, the display to show a moving target, and the device to transduce a motion of the patient into a motion of a marker on the display. The processor is configured to: before the patient starts the exercise, select a target trajectory and a maximum target speed; and, during the exercise, adjust a current target speed based on the maximum speed and a distance between the target and the marker. The patient can perform rehabilitation by playing videogames that may be remotely controlled by a therapist and whose level of difficulty may be automatically adjusted based on the patient current condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Corrado Paparella, Giacomo Bartolini
  • Patent number: 10680909
    Abstract: A method for estimating a quality of experience of a user receiving an information content stream distributed through a telecommunications network is provided comprising: generating a user behavior model, depicting a behavior of the user in the interaction with the telecommunications network; implementing the user behavior model by selecting combinations of user behavior; providing monitoring units adapted to perform measures on specific parameters of the information content stream; setting the monitoring; assigning to the monitoring units test cycles comprising interaction operations with the telecommunications network; generating for each monitoring unit a corresponding script to be executed by the monitoring unit; at the monitoring units, carrying out the test cycles by running the generated scripts, and carrying out measurements on parameters of the information content stream received in response to the test cycles to obtain acquired measured values, and calculating quality of experience indicators by pro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luca Buriano, Virginio Mario Costamagna, Pia Maria Maccario, Claudio Teisa
  • Publication number: 20200178267
    Abstract: A method for managing a full duplex mobile telecommunication network includes providing a coordination unit of a set of base stations, and having the coordination unit group a plurality of user equipment served by said base stations to form corresponding user groups. Each user group includes a group of user equipment which are close to each other by an extent such to cause potential user equipment to user equipment interference. The method also includes having the coordination unit allocate radio resources for at least one between transmissions from user equipment to base stations, and transmissions from base stations to user equipment. The method further includes having each base station carrying out at least receiving transmissions from at least one served user equipment, and sending transmissions to at least one served user equipment by exploiting the allocated radio resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A
    Inventors: Marco CARETTI, Gian Michele DELL'AERA, Maurizio FODRINI, Bruno MELIS
  • Publication number: 20200169488
    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: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro COCIGLIO, Giuseppe FIOCCOLA