Patent Number: 7,769,840

Title: Network status animation tool

Abstract: A web-based geographic network status tool uses an animation process that sequentially displays web pages, one after the other. Each page reflects the status of the network for a different time block. The animation optionally includes two layers. One layer shows which elements (towers) are faulty and why (e.g., subject to power failure, undergoing software or hardware problems, transport problems). The other layer displays if the problem has been perpetuated for more than one time block.

Inventors: House; Ronald Louis (Overland Park, KS), Quint; Joe B. (Overland Park, KS)

Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018