Patents by Inventor Sergio Barberis

Sergio Barberis 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: 20210400425
    Abstract: A method for delivering to a user a dedicated service restricted to a predefined service area includes, performing an access request to a dedicated service. The dedicated service is delivered from a server through a data network between a user device and the server. The method also includes determining a service profile associated with the user, and assigning to the user device a dedicated communication channel for the dedicated service. The method further includes starting a communication session with the server through the data network according to the assigned dedicated communication channel, and performing an authentication request to the server. If the service authenticates the user successfully, the position of the user is obtained, and the dedicated service is delivered to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea ALLASIA, Sergio BARBERIS, Laura COLAZZO, Nicola Pio MAGNANI
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 10171359
    Abstract: A cellular network is provided. The cellular network includes a plurality of control plane transceiver stations, each one configured to provide radio coverage over a corresponding first coverage area for allowing user equipment within said first coverage area to exchange signaling traffic with the control plane transceiver station. For each control plane transceiver station, the cellular network further comprises one or more hybrid transceiver stations located within the corresponding first coverage area. Each hybrid transceiver station is configured to be switched between: a) a user operation modality that allows user equipment within said user coverage area to exchange user traffic with the hybrid transceiver station, and b) a control operation modality that provides radio coverage over a corresponding control coverage area for allowing user equipment within said control coverage area to exchange at least signaling traffic with the hybrid transceiver station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Barberis, Giorgio Calochira, Flavio Muratore, Andrea Schiavoni
  • Publication number: 20180367999
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio BARBERIS, Giorgio CALOCHIRA, Flavio MURATORE
  • Publication number: 20180310258
    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: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paolo GORIA, Sergio BARBERIS, Giovanna ZARBA
  • Publication number: 20180282941
    Abstract: A method for producing a flameproof and waterproof multilayer fabric comprising: (a) providing at least one first layer comprising a fabric; (b) doctoring over the at least one first layer at least one second layer comprising material selected from acrylic resin, stiren-butadien-rubber, ethylene-vinyl acetate resin, polyurethane resin, vinyl resin, acrylonitrile resin and vinyl-versatic resin, thus obtaining an at least two-layered fabric; (c) foaming the at least one second layer at a temperature from 90° C. to 110° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventor: Sergio Barberis Canonico
  • Patent number: 9973932
    Abstract: An interference coordination method for a radio communication system includes a plurality of user equipment configured to communicate on radio resources with transceiver stations exchanging between transceiver stations one or more coordination messages concerning interference on an interfered radio resource, and determining a score of a potential allocation of the interfered radio resource to potentially-interfered user equipment based on said coordination message or messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Barberis, Andrea Buldorini, Paolo Priotti
  • Publication number: 20170265121
    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: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio BARBERIS, Giorgio CALOCHIRA, Flavio MURATORE
  • Publication number: 20160337242
    Abstract: A cellular network is provided. The cellular network includes a plurality of control plane transceiver stations, each one configured to provide radio coverage over a corresponding first coverage area for allowing user equipment within said first coverage area to exchange signaling traffic with the control plane transceiver station. For each control plane transceiver station, the cellular network further comprises one or more hybrid transceiver stations located within the corresponding first coverage area. Each hybrid transceiver station is configured to be switched between: a) a user operation modality that allows user equipment within said user coverage area to exchange user traffic with the hybrid transceiver station, and b) a control operation modality that provides radio coverage over a corresponding control coverage area for allowing user equipment within said control coverage area to exchange at least signaling traffic with the hybrid transceiver station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio BARBERIS, Giorgio CALOCHIRA, Flavio MURATORE, Andrea SCHIAVONI
  • Patent number: 9313684
    Abstract: A method for managing power consumption of a radio access network. The method includes: defining a cluster including at least two radio resource units of the radio access network; defining a parameter indicative of a performance of the cluster and of a power consumption of the cluster, the parameter being expressed as a function of traffic throughputs carried by the radio resource units of the cluster; calculating optimum traffic throughputs as values of the traffic throughputs carried by the radio resource units of the cluster which optimize the parameter; and distributing traffic amongst the radio resource units of the cluster such that the radio resource units of the cluster carry the calculated optimum traffic throughputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Barberis, Giorgio Calochira, Marco Caretti, Dario Sabella
  • Patent number: 8843170
    Abstract: A method for characterizing interference in a radio communication system including a plurality of user equipment communicating with transceiver stations, includes: determining quantities indicative of interference (attenuation or power) experienced by a transceiver station interfered by interfering user equipment; and exchanging between transceiver stations information based on these quantities and concerning interference from the interfering user equipment. In particular, the user equipment is in communication with respective serving transceiver stations, and exchanging includes sending from the serving transceiver stations to the interfered transceiver stations information concerning interference from user equipment served by the serving transceiver stations and interfering with the interfered transceiver stations. The method further includes grouping, by the serving transceiver station, the interfering user equipment according to a given grouping criterion in order to form groups thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Barberis, Paolo Priotti
  • Publication number: 20140094186
    Abstract: A method for managing power consumption of a radio access network. The method includes: defining a cluster including at least two radio resource units of the radio access network; defining a parameter indicative of a performance of the cluster and of a power consumption of the cluster, the parameter being expressed as a function of traffic throughputs carried by the radio resource units of the cluster; calculating optimum traffic throughputs as values of the traffic throughputs carried by the radio resource units of the cluster which optimize the parameter; and distributing traffic amongst the radio resource units of the cluster such that the radio resource units of the cluster carry the calculated optimum traffic throughputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Barberis, Giorgio Calochira, Marco Caretti, Dario Sabella
  • Patent number: 8462646
    Abstract: A method for characterizing interference in a radio communication system including a plurality of radio transceiver stations configured to communicate with user equipment, includes: measuring, by user equipment in radio communication with a serving transceiver station, quantities indicative of interference from interfering transceiver stations; sending the measured quantities to the serving transceiver station; associating at least one codebook with the serving transceiver station, the codebook including a number of codewords each representing a respective quantized interference situation in an area covered by the serving transceiver station; and identifying in the codebook a codeword representative of the quantities measured by the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Barberis, Paolo Priotti
  • Patent number: 8369272
    Abstract: A resource management apparatus adapted to implement resource management policies for the management of resources of a system, being susceptible of being assigned to entities requesting services to the system. The resource management apparatus includes: a configuration interface adapted to receive resource management configuration data from a user, the configuration data including a resource management decision logic adapted to specify a resource management policy; a resource management policy implementation unit responsive to service requests from the requesting entities and adapted to manage the assignment of the resources of the system to the requesting entities based on the resource management decision logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Barbaresi, Sergio Barberis, Robert Farotto, Marco Tosalli
  • Publication number: 20120231742
    Abstract: An interference coordination method for a radio communication system includes a plurality of user equipment configured to communicate on radio resources with transceiver stations exchanging between transceiver stations one or more coordination messages concerning interference on an interfered radio resource, and determining a score of a potential allocation of the interfered radio resource to potentially-interfered user equipment based on said coordination message or messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Sergio Barberis, Andrea Buldorini, Paolo Priotti
  • Patent number: 8189523
    Abstract: A method of managing radio resources of a radio communications network, includes: upon receiving a new service request for a service to be provided, assessing whether there are radio resources of a first set, adapted to and available for satisfying the request, and: in the affirmative case, exploiting the available radio resources for satisfying the new service request; in the negative case: calculating an amount of the adapted radio resources to be set free for satisfying the service request; assessing whether there is at least one first already served service request that, at the time the new service request is received, is being served using the calculated amount of radio resources of the first set, and that can continue to be served by assigning thereto radio resources of a second set, different from the first set, not adapted to serving the new serving request; in the affirmative case: calculating an amount of the radio resources of the second set necessary for serving the at least one already served ser
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Barbaresi, Sergio Barberis, Robert Farotto, Marco Tosalli
  • Patent number: 8064915
    Abstract: A method for providing telecommunications services in an environment in which a plurality of telecommunications systems operate according to different standards (WLAN, UMTS) and are reachable from a terminal (T) in an integrated manner, wherein at least one of said services can be provided by more systems. Upon the provision request for the above-cited service, the method according to the invention envisages the steps of: —verifying the availability for the provision of the requested service, of at least a first (WLAN) and a second (UMTS) system, and —selecting, in an automatic and dynamic way, one between at least said first (WLAN) and said second (UMTS) system for the provision of the service being requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Arduini, Sergio Barberis, Nicola Pio Magnani, Marco Spini