Patents by Inventor Christopher P. Chorney

Christopher P. Chorney 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: 20220095121
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for forecasting a coverage area of a candidate site in an anchor network. The method can include obtaining cell site information of anchor networks and of the candidate site (e.g., a donor site of a donor network), simulating a spatial layout of the anchor sites in a virtual network, and estimating a coverage area of the candidate site in the virtual network. The estimated coverage area of the candidate site forms a polygon-shaped coverage area in the spatial layout of the virtual network. The method can further include modifying the polygon-shaped coverage area of the candidate site relative to an intersection with a coverage area of a neighboring site, pruning the modified coverage area of any portion that exceeds a predefined coverage radius, and causing an output including the pruned coverage area of the candidate site as an indication of the forecast coverage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Allan Orbigo, Christopher P. Chorney, Dennis Jarret Guill, JR., Phillip Kent Prince
  • Patent number: 11223960
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for forecasting a coverage area of a candidate site in an anchor network. The method can include obtaining cell site information of anchor networks and of the candidate site (e.g., a donor site of a donor network), simulating a spatial layout of the anchor sites in a virtual network, and estimating a coverage area of the candidate site in the virtual network. The estimated coverage area of the candidate site forms a polygon-shaped coverage area in the spatial layout of the virtual network. The method can further include modifying the polygon-shaped coverage area of the candidate site relative to an intersection with a coverage area of a neighboring site, pruning the modified coverage area of any portion that exceeds a predefined coverage radius, and causing an output including the pruned coverage area of the candidate site as an indication of the forecast coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Orbigo, Christopher P. Chorney, Dennis Jarret Guill, Jr., Phillip Kent Prince
  • Publication number: 20210360424
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for forecasting a coverage area of a candidate site in an anchor network. The method can include obtaining cell site information of anchor networks and of the candidate site (e.g., a donor site of a donor network), simulating a spatial layout of the anchor sites in a virtual network, and estimating a coverage area of the candidate site in the virtual network. The estimated coverage area of the candidate site forms a polygon-shaped coverage area in the spatial layout of the virtual network. The method can further include modifying the polygon-shaped coverage area of the candidate site relative to an intersection with a coverage area of a neighboring site, pruning the modified coverage area of any portion that exceeds a predefined coverage radius, and causing an output including the pruned coverage area of the candidate site as an indication of the forecast coverage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Allan Orbigo, Christopher P. Chorney, Dennis Jarret Guill, JR., Phillip Kent Prince
  • Patent number: 10880754
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for classifying cell sites of a virtual network that simulates merging a donor network with an anchor network. The method can include obtaining cell site information of the anchor network and the donor network, simulating the virtual network that merges the donor network with the anchor network, and classifying each donor site based on a measure of the donor site relative to nearest anchor sites. Any anchor site that is located a threshold distance from the donor site is a nearest anchor site. A donor site is classified for decommissioning when the measure is less than or equal to a measure threshold or the donor site is classified for retaining when the measure is greater than the measure threshold. The method can further include causing an output of an indication of any donor site that is classified for decommissioning or retaining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Orbigo, Christopher P. Chorney, Dennis Jarret Guill, Jr., Phillip Kent Prince