Offloading application traffic to a shared communication channel for signal optimization in a wireless network for traffic utilizing proprietary and non-proprietary protocols

  • US 10,063,486 B2
  • Filed: 06/22/2017
  • Issued: 08/28/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/11/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of reducing network traffic comprising:

  • detecting user inactivity on a mobile device;

    in response to detected inactivity;

    blocking a first channel to reduce network signaling in a network and to reduce battery consumption, wherein the first channel is a channel specific to a first application executing on the mobile device;

    wherein the first application is configured to receive communications over a second channel that is established over the network,wherein a second application executing on the mobile device is configured to receive communications over the second channel;

    monitoring the application traffic for receipt of a message for the first application over the second channel, wherein the message informs the mobile device that there is new data for receipt at an application server associated with the first application;

    unblocking the first channel based on the monitored application traffic so that the first application can perform an action over the first channel; and

    re-blocking the first channel after a predetermined period of time;

    unblocking the first channel when user activity is detected, wherein the user activity is based on whether the mobile device is being interacted with by a user.

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