Patents by Inventor Andrea Bacioccola

Andrea Bacioccola 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).

  • Publication number: 20180025353
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for managing encryption keys used by a payment application on a mobile device. The method includes executing a mobile payment application in a user domain of the mobile device, where the user domain is an operating environment in which applications are executed and accessed by a user, importing a plurality of encryption keys for use by the mobile payment application into a system domain of the mobile device, where the system domain is a more secure operating environment controlled by an operating system, encrypting payment information of the mobile payment application in the system domain using one or more of the imported keys while executing the mobile payment application in the user domain, and transmitting the encrypted payment information to a merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Mehdi Collinge, Mohamed Abou El Enin, Andrea Bacioccola, Michael Ward
  • Publication number: 20170091752
    Abstract: A method of monitoring performance for transactions performed by a mobile computing device with a transaction system is described. A set of performance metrics related to a transaction is defined. For a transaction, at least some of the set of performance metrics from that transaction are captured at the mobile computing device and provided so that a report on the set of performance metrics can be provided for the transaction. This report may be provided by a monitoring service external to the mobile computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Arnaud du Chéné, Claire Venot, Andrea Bacioccola, Husham Hamdan, Colum Duffy
  • Publication number: 20160234632
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, a computer program product and a method is provided for establishment of a wireless communication link through machine reading. The example embodiment comprises receiving at least information identifying a wireless communication device through machine reading a machine-readable object, and initiating a wireless communication link establishment with the wireless communication device using the received information, wherein the wireless communication link establishment is incorporated with an indication that a machine-readable object associated with the wireless communication device was read.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jan Suumaki, Andrea Bacioccola, James Steele
  • Patent number: 9351322
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, a computer program product and a method is provided for establishment of a wireless communication link through machine reading. The example embodiment comprises receiving at least information identifying a wireless communication device through machine reading a machine-readable object, and initiating a wireless communication link establishment with the wireless communication device using the received information, wherein the wireless communication link establishment is incorporated with an indication that a machine-readable object associated with the wireless communication device was read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jan Suumaki, Andrea Bacioccola, James Steele
  • Patent number: 8908511
    Abstract: In a method of scheduling transmission services over a high speed packet access communication link such as a HSDPA and/or a HSUPA link a list of queues is created for transmission services to be provided over the link. The queues, which include both Real Time and Non Real Time queues, are allotted respective service priorities based e.g. on a channel quality indicator and/or a Quality of Service indicator to produce an ordered list of queues based on the service priorities. The link resources needed for serving at least one set of queues having higher priorities in the ordered list are estimated and a check is made. If these resources are available, the set of queues having higher priorities in the ordered list are served. If the resources required are not available, at least one queue is removed from the ordered list of queues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Telcom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Andreozzi, Andrea Bacioccola, Daniele Franceschini, Ettore Pulieri, Roberto Rossi, Giovanni Stea
  • Patent number: 8909150
    Abstract: Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to enable remote wireless control of an electronic device while in standby mode. Example embodiments of the invention include a method comprising the steps of transmitting, by a device, short-range wireless polling signals via a short-range wireless interface according to a first poll interval; determining whether the device is active, or in a stand-by, low power, idle, or sleep mode state; and when the device is determined to be in a stand-by, low power, idle, or sleep mode state, causing the device to enter into a polling mode for transmitting short-range wireless polling signals via a short-range wireless interface according to a second poll interval that may be the same or different from the first poll interval and ignoring received short-range wireless response signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Andrea Bacioccola
  • Patent number: 8811240
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed herein. According to an example embodiment, an apparatus may include a controller, and a wireless transmitter coupled to the controller, the wireless transmitter configured to the wireless transmitter configured to transmit a Map message as part of a first group downlink (DL) region, the Map message allocating, to a full-duplex (FD) mobile station (MS), a first resource in a first group UL region and a second resource in a second group UL region. The transmitter may also be configured to transmit a dummy information element (IE), for example, as part of a second group DL region, the dummy information element (IE) reflecting at least the allocating to the FD MS of the second resource in the second group UL region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Aik Chindapol, Roberto Albanese, Andrea Bacioccola, Zexian Li
  • Patent number: 8599728
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed herein. According to an example embodiment, a method may include receiving at a mobile station from a base station in a wireless network, a message including a group switch instruction instructing the mobile station to switch from a current group to a new group, attempting, by the mobile station, to switch to the new group in response to receiving the group switch instruction, and sending, from the mobile station, an acknowledgement message that acknowledges either the success or failure of the attempting to switch to the new group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Roberto Albanese, Andrea Bacioccola, Zexian Li, Aik Chindapol
  • Patent number: 8543060
    Abstract: A system for transferring active communication sessions between apparatuses. In at least one example implementation, a first apparatus may receive information including at least identity information corresponding to a second apparatus via close-proximity wireless communication. The receipt of the identity information may then trigger the first apparatus to determine whether it is already in a communication session. If it is determined that the first apparatus is in a communication session, it may be further determined, based on the identity information, whether automatic transfer of the communication session is permitted. If the first apparatus determines that the automatic transfer is permitted, the first apparatus may then initiate a transfer of the communication session to the second apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jari Mutikainen, Andrea Bacioccola
  • Publication number: 20130244578
    Abstract: Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to enable remote wireless control of an electronic device while in standby mode. Example embodiments of the invention include a method comprising the steps of transmitting, by a device, short-range wireless polling signals via a short-range wireless interface according to a first poll interval; determining whether the device is active, or in a stand-by, low power, idle, or sleep mode state; and when the device is determined to be in a stand-by, low power, idle, or sleep mode state, causing the device to enter into a polling mode for transmitting short-range wireless polling signals via a short-range wireless interface according to a second poll interval that may be the same or different from the first poll interval and ignoring received short-range wireless response signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Andrea BACIOCCOLA
  • Publication number: 20130237270
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, a computer program product and a method is provided for establishment of a wireless communication link through machine reading. The example embodiment comprises receiving at least information identifying a wireless communication device through machine reading a machine-readable object, and initiating a wireless communication link establishment with the wireless communication device using the received information, wherein the wireless communication link establishment is incorporated with an indication that a machine-readable object associated with the wireless communication device was read.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jan Suumaki, Andrea Bacioccola, James Steele
  • Patent number: 8462734
    Abstract: Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to enable out-of-band communications to be used in out-of-band initialization methods for simplified configuring of an in-band wireless docking environment for wireless devices. An example embodiment of the invention includes composing a wireless configuration for a plurality of devices in an in-band short-range wireless docking environment, by using out-of-band connections from a mobile device to the plurality of devices to send in-band short-range communication connection parameters including a timer value related to an expected completion time of a connection handover to in-band short-range communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Tuomas Laine, Andrea Bacioccola, Jan Suumäki
  • Patent number: 8463229
    Abstract: A system for managing wireless communication in view of other potentially interfering wireless signal sources. Signal-related information may be collected from one or more apparatuses that are participating in a network. The information may then be evaluated in order to determine expected signal activity in the environment in which the apparatuses are operating. In some instances the signal activity may then be compared to a scan schedule utilized, for example, to identify legacy apparatuses operating in the environment. This scan schedule may be altered to avoid potential conflicts that may exist with the expected signal activity. The scan schedule may then be communicated to the networked apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Erik Suumäki, Zexian Li, Andrea Bacioccola
  • Publication number: 20130102250
    Abstract: A system for transferring active communication sessions between apparatuses. In at least one example implementation, a first apparatus may receive information including at least identity information corresponding to a second apparatus via close-proximity wireless communication. The receipt of the identity information may then trigger the first apparatus to determine whether it is already in a communication session. If it is determined that the first apparatus is in a communication session, it may be further determined, based on the identity information, whether automatic transfer of the communication session is permitted. If the first apparatus determines that the automatic transfer is permitted, the first apparatus may then initiate a transfer of the communication session to the second apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jari MUTIKAINEN, Andrea Bacioccola
  • Publication number: 20130012210
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed herein. According to an example embodiment, a method may include receiving, at a serving base station (BS) in a wireless network from a mobile station (MS), group preference information for the MS for each of one or more candidate BSs; obtaining, by the serving BS based on the group preference information, a group assignment for the MS from each of the one or more candidate BSs; and sending by the serving BS to the MS the group assignment from each of the candidate BSs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicants: NOKIA CORPORATION, NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Zexian Li, Aik Chindapol, Robert Albanese, Andrea Bacioccola
  • Patent number: 8310961
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed herein. According to an example embodiment, an apparatus may include a controller, and a wireless transmitter coupled to the controller, the wireless transmitter configured to the wireless transmitter configured to transmit at least a portion of a frame via wireless link to one or more mobile stations in a wireless network, the at least a portion of a frame including: an all-group downlink region directed to group 1 half-duplex (HD) mobile stations, group 2 HD mobile stations, and full-duplex (FD) mobile stations, a group 1 downlink region directed to the group 1 HD mobile stations and the FD mobile stations, and a group 2 downlink region directed to the group 2 HD mobile stations and the FD mobile stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventors: Aik Chindapol, Zexian Li, Roberto Albanese, Andrea Bacioccola, Shashikant Maheshwari
  • Patent number: 8295209
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed herein. According to an example embodiment, an apparatus may include a wireless interface, and a controller, the apparatus being configured to: transmit a downlink subframe of a frequency division duplex (FDD) frame to one or more mobile stations in a wireless network, each wireless station being assigned to one of a plurality of groups, such as, for example, one of group 1 or group 2, the downlink subframe including at least: a group 1 portion and a group 2 portion, wherein a group boundary between the group 1 portion and the group 2 portion of the downlink subframe is variable, at least one of the group 1 portion and the group 2 portion including a group boundary information identifying a location of the group boundary or a location of the group 2 portion in the downlink subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Aik Chindapol, Andrea Bacioccola, Zexian Li, Roberto Albanese
  • Patent number: 8224246
    Abstract: Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to enable near-field communication to be used in out-of-band initialization methods for connection setup for device-to-device communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Suumäki, Andrea Bacioccola
  • Publication number: 20120100803
    Abstract: Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to enable out-of-band short-range communication carrier transport switching for connection setup in device-to-device communication. Example embodiments of the invention include a method comprising the steps of initiating, by a first device, an out-of-band short-range carrier transport switch with a second device by transmitting wireless communication signals for providing the out-of-band carrier communication connection, and sending, by the first device, in-band short-range carrier communication connection parameters including one or more parameters indicating a timer value of an interval related to an expected completion time of a transport switch procedure, to the second device via the out-of-band short-range carrier communication connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jan SUUMÄKI, Andrea Bacioccola, Tuomas Laine
  • Publication number: 20120099566
    Abstract: Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed to enable out-of-band communications to be used in out-of-band initialization methods for simplified configuring of an in-band wireless docking environment for wireless devices. An example embodiment of the invention includes composing a wireless configuration for a plurality of devices in an in-band short-range wireless docking environment, by using out-of-band connections from a mobile device to the plurality of devices to send in-band short-range communication connection parameters including a timer value related to an expected completion time of a connection handover to in-band short-range communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Tuomas Laine, Andrea Bacioccola, Jan Suumäki