Optimizing mobile network traffic coordination across multiple applications running on a mobile device

  • US 10,091,734 B2
  • Filed: 05/15/2017
  • Issued: 10/02/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/26/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile device which improves network resource utilization in a wireless network, the mobile device, comprising:

  • a memory;

    a radio; and

    a processor coupled to the memory and configured to;

    receive instructions from a user to enter a power save mode;

    while in the power save mode, block transmission of outgoing application data requests, wherein the outgoing application data requests are background application requests for more than one application;

    while in the power save mode, allow transmission of additional outgoing application data requests in response to occurrence of receipt of data transfer from a remote entity, user input in response to a prompt displayed to the user, and a change in a background status of an application executing on the mobile device, wherein the additional outgoing application data requests are foreground application requests,wherein the remote entity is an intermediary server that provides connectivity between an application server for the application and the mobile device;

    exit the power save mode based on received instructions from the user to exit the power save mode,wherein, when the power save mode is exited, the outgoing application data requests occurring while the mobile device is not in the power save mode are blocked by user selection on an application-by-application basis, wherein the user selection instructs the mobile device whether to block the outgoing application data requests for each application that is selected by the user for blocking.

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