US Patent No. 9,286,705

PRESENTING WIRELESS-TELECOMMUNICATIONS COVERAGE AREAS


Patent No. 9,286,705
Issue Date March 15, 2016
Title Presenting Wireless-telecommunications Coverage Areas
Inventorship Rickey Jack Haught, Lawrence, KS (US)
John Patrick Kullman, Olathe, KS (US)
Mark Anthony Martin, Littleton, CO (US)
Scott D. Boxberger, Overland Park, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,286,705

1. One or more nontransitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed,
perform a method for displaying an area of wireless-telecommunications coverage (WTC) of a geographic region by a plurality
of images, the method comprising:
referencing a first image having a first corner and a second corner, wherein the first image includes,
(a) a first set of colored pixels that are a first color that depict a first area of WTC where coverage is offered in said
geographic region, wherein each pixel in the first set of colored pixels corresponds to a respective geographic location within
the first area of WTC in said geographic region, and wherein the first color identifies the first area of WTC where coverage
is offered, and

(b) a second set of colored pixels that are a second color that depict a second area of WTC where coverage is offered in said
geographic region, wherein each pixel in the second set of colored pixels corresponds to a respective geographic location
within the second area of WTC in said geographic region, wherein the second color identifies the second area of WTC where
coverage is offered, and wherein the first color which identifies the first area of WTC is a different color than the second
color which identifies the second area of WTC, wherein the second area of WTC that is identified by the second color is associated
with a different wireless telecommunications provider than the first area of WTC that is identified by the first color;

utilizing a computing device to register said first image with a real-world physical location by respectively associating
said first and second corners with a first set and a second set of real-world geographic coordinates, thereby creating a registered
image;

identifying said first color;
identifying said second color;
creating a second image that depicts a single WTC area, wherein said single WTC area corresponds to either the first area
of WTC or the second area of WTC, but not both, wherein when said single WTC area corresponds to the first area of WTC, said
single WTC area is determined based on the respective geographic locations of pixels in the first image that are the first
color, wherein when said single WTC area corresponds to the second area of WTC, said single WTC area is determined based on
the respective geographic locations of pixels in the first image that are the second color, and wherein said single WTC area
is colored consistently with said first or second color; and

presenting said second image on a display device that is coupled to said computing device.