Patents by Inventor Massimo Sassi

Massimo Sassi 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: 10737071
    Abstract: In some examples, a splittable sheath includes a sheath body defining a lumen configured to receive an expandable balloon of a catheter, and a tab extending from a proximal end or a distal end of the sheath body. The tab includes a major surface having an outer edge defining a serpentine shape. Outward movement of the tab relative to a central longitudinal axis of the sheath body causes splitting of the sheath body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Massimo Morero, Andrea Sassi
  • Publication number: 20190224458
    Abstract: In some examples, a splittable sheath includes a sheath body defining a lumen configured to receive an expandable balloon of a catheter, and a tab extending from a proximal end or a distal end of the sheath body. The tab includes a major surface having an outer edge defining a serpentine shape. Outward movement of the tab relative to a central longitudinal axis of the sheath body causes splitting of the sheath body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Massimo Morero, Andrea Sassi
  • Patent number: 8644150
    Abstract: A method and system for performing admission control in a packet-based telecommunication network includes a backbone network coupled between at least two access networks. When a first user on a first access network wants to communicate with a second user located on a different access network, a request is made to a quality server whether network resources are available. The quality server separately monitors both access networks and the backbone network and determines whether network resources are available to satisfy the request. In one embodiment, a two-tier approach is used wherein a coordinator module interacts with an admission control subsystem including a plurality of subsystem modules. Each admission control subsystem module is responsible for monitoring a part of the network, such as, one access network or a backbone network. The coordinator module determines which subsystem modules are associated with the user request and interrogates such subsystem modules as to resource availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Sassi, Angelo Garofalo, Alessandro Faure Ragani, Alessandro Michele Aiello, Vinicio Vercellone
  • Patent number: 8139475
    Abstract: A system for fault and performance recovery in a communication network includes a set of network apparatuses as well as a plurality of sites connected by means of connections having a given topology. The network also includes routers for implementing given routing policies and has associated therewith at least one database maintaining information regarding the network apparatuses. The system includes test modules for executing performance tests created automatically by exploiting the information available on the topology of the connections between the various sites and by accessing the database in question. The test modules are configured for analysing the results of the performance tests to detect possible fault and performance impairment conditions of the network. In the presence of a fault and performance impairment condition detected in the network, the routers modify the routing policy to compensate for the fault and performance impairment condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Vinicio Vercellone, Alessandro Faure Ragani, Massimo Sassi, Marzio Alessi, Luca Fantolino
  • Publication number: 20100309785
    Abstract: A method and system for performing admission control in a packet-based telecommunication network includes a backbone network coupled between at least two access networks. When a first user on a first access network wants to communicate with a second user located on a different access network, a request is made to a quality server whether network resources are available. The quality server separately monitors both access networks and the backbone network and determines whether network resources are available to satisfy the request. In one embodiment, a two-tier approach is used wherein a coordinator module interacts with an admission control subsystem including a plurality of subsystem modules. Each admission control subsystem module is responsible for monitoring a part of the network, such as, one access network or a backbone network. The coordinator module determines which subsystem modules are associated with the user request and interrogates such subsystem modules as to resource availability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Sassi, Angelo Garofalo, Alessandro Faure Ragani, Alessandro Michele Aiello, Vinicio Vercellone
  • Patent number: 7801152
    Abstract: A system for scheduling utilization of a service resource by a plurality of flows of information packets, wherein the flows include rate-guaranteed synchronous flows and best-effort asynchronous flows, the asynchronous flows exploiting the service capacity of the resource left unexploited by the synchronous flows. A server visits the flows, in subsequent rounds, by visiting first the synchronous flows followed by the asynchronous flows. The server is configured for detecting any backlogged synchronous flow, and when the server visits any said backlogged synchronous flow, it allows the backlogged synchronous flow to utilize the resource for a given time, whereby the synchronous flows have a guaranteed transmission window on each round. When the server visits any asynchronous flow, the time elapsed since the last visit by the server to the same asynchronous flow is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luciano Lenzini, Enzo Mingozzi, Massimo Sassi, Enrico Scarrone, Giovanni Stea, Vinicio Vercellone
  • Publication number: 20080316914
    Abstract: A system for fault and performance recovery in a communication network includes a set of network apparatuses as well as a plurality of sites connected by means of connections having a given topology. The network also includes routers for implementing given routing policies and has associated therewith at least one database maintaining information regarding the network apparatuses. The system includes test modules for executing performance tests created automatically by exploiting the information available on the topology of the connections between the various sites and by accessing the database in question. The test modules are configured for analysing the results of the performance tests to detect possible fault and performance impairment conditions of the network. In the presence of a fault and performance impairment condition detected in the network, the routers modify the routing policy to compensate for the fault and performance impairment condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Vinicio Vercellone, Alessandro Faure Ragani, Massimo Sassi, Marzio Alessi, Luca Fantolino
  • Publication number: 20080025301
    Abstract: A system for scheduling utilization of a service resource by a plurality of flows of information packets, wherein the flows include rate-guaranteed synchronous flows and best-effort asynchronous flows, the asynchronous flows exploiting the service capacity of the resource left unexploited by the synchronous flows. A server visits the flows, in subsequent rounds, by visiting first the synchronous flows followed by the asynchronous flows. The server is configured for detecting any backlogged synchronous flow, and when the server visits any said backlogged synchronous flow, it allows the backlogged synchronous flow to utilize the resource for a given time, whereby the synchronous flows have a guaranteed transmission window on each round. When the server visits any asynchronous flow, the time elapsed since the last visit by the server to the same asynchronous flow is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luciano Lenzini, Enzo Mingozzi, Massimo Sassi, Enrico Scarrone, Giovanni Stea, Vinicio Vercellone
  • Publication number: 20060178962
    Abstract: The call controlling or managing server (A) comprises a telephone platform database (B) containing detailed data (C) on calls, data (D) on data traffic associated to calls and data (E) referred to users and to their associated IP devices, with respective information including IP address, telephone number, etc. The system comprises a graphic user interface (GUI) which presents: a first interface (J) for configuring the corporate sites, a second interface (K) for configuring numbering plans and a third interface (L) for configuring voice and data billing plans. A module (M) for classifying calls divides calls into typologies according to the entered numbering plans. An additional value module (N) is used to determine call value, i.e. for calculating respective costs of both voice calls and data calls given the entered billing plans. Finally, reference O indicates one or more modules for creating generic and/or detailed reports which can be accessed by the system administrator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Laura Apicella, Paolo Mattone, Isabella Melli, Massimo Sassi
  • Publication number: 20060015607
    Abstract: The system is configured to trace (A1) the Internet traffic of a user (LAN) and identify a group of networks with which this traffic can mainly transit, by identifying (100) the relative autonomous systems and tracing the sequence of autonomous systems (AS) crossed by the traffic. To trace said sequence, a first module (B1) provides the list (102) of autonomous system paths crossed by said traffic to reach each destination, and a second module (B2) aggregates the aforesaid list of paths, and outputs a tree representing all the paths of the autonomous systems crossed by the user's traffic (LAN) to reach all the relative destinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Pierpaolo Fava, Alessandro Faure Ragani, Massimo Sassi