US Patent No. 9,305,029

INVENTORY CENTRIC KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT


Patent No. 9,305,029
Issue Date April 05, 2016
Title Inventory Centric Knowledge Management
Inventorship Shane A. Lobo, Orlando, FL (US)
Brian D. Lushear, Winter Springs, FL (US)
Todd Szymanski, Winter Park, FL (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,305,029

1. A method executed by at least one computing device for managing data communication network inventory, comprising:
analyzing a plurality of separate data stores, each of the plurality of separate data stores storing information of a different
type, wherein

the different information types comprise at least trouble tickets, change requests, and scheduled maintenance,
the analyzing is conducted with reference to a plurality of port interfaces on a plurality of routers in a data communication
network,

each router of the plurality of routers comprises at least two port interfaces, and
at least one given port interface is shared by at least two of the plurality of routers;
building an integrated data store structured according to the plurality of port interfaces based on the analyzing the plurality
of separate data stores, wherein the integrated data store comprises

trouble ticket information associated with the plurality of port interfaces,
change request information associated with the plurality of port interfaces, and
scheduled maintenance associated with the plurality of port interfaces;
receiving, from a user, a selection of a port interface of the plurality of port interfaces;
selecting a subset of information corresponding to the selected port interface from the integrated data store, wherein the
selected subset of information summarizes the trouble ticket information, the change request information, and the scheduled
maintenance related to the selected port interface; and

transmitting the selected subset of information to the user for viewing.