US 11,657,106 B2
Fault monitoring in a utility supply network
Andrew Blake, Guildford (GB); Michael Shannon, Redhill (GB); and Christopher John Haslett, Burgh Heath (GB)
Assigned to SPATIALBUZZ LIMITED, Guildford (GB)
Filed by SPATIALBUZZ LIMITED, Guildford (GB)
Filed on May 14, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/321,026.
Claims priority of application No. 2007214 (GB), filed on May 15, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2021/0357471 A1, Nov. 18, 2021
Int. Cl. G06F 11/30 (2006.01); G06F 16/9537 (2019.01); H04L 41/0654 (2022.01); H04L 41/0631 (2022.01); H04L 41/5067 (2022.01); H04L 41/5074 (2022.01); H04L 41/0604 (2022.01); H04L 41/50 (2022.01); H04L 43/04 (2022.01); H04L 43/067 (2022.01); H04L 43/50 (2022.01); H04W 4/02 (2018.01)
CPC G06F 16/9537 (2019.01) [H04L 41/065 (2013.01); H04L 41/0618 (2013.01); H04L 41/0654 (2013.01); H04L 41/5032 (2013.01); H04L 41/5067 (2013.01); H04L 41/5074 (2013.01); H04L 43/04 (2013.01); H04L 43/067 (2013.01); H04L 43/50 (2013.01); H04W 4/02 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of fault monitoring in a data network, the method comprising:
receiving user queries from users of the data network and who communicate with each other using the data network, each user query about a performance of the data network at a respective location;
defining a region based on the locations specified in the received user queries;
determining an estimate of the user population in the region; and
determining for the region, based on the estimate, a priority for one or more of fault investigation and remediation.