AGGREGATING CONNECTION MAINTENANCE TO OPTIMIZE RESOURCE CONSUMPTION

  • US 20090248878A1
  • Filed: 03/26/2008
  • Published: 10/01/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. One or more computer-readable media having computer-executable components for execution in a transmission control protocol (TCP) stack on a mobile device, said components comprising:

  • an interface component for receiving notification of availability of a network resource on the mobile device;

    a network component for identifying a plurality of open TCP connections that use the network resource, each of said TCP connections having associated therewith a timer and a tolerance factor;

    an aggregation component for selecting one or more of the identified plurality of TCP connections for which time remaining on the timer is within the tolerance factor; and

    a maintenance component for sending, via the network resource, a keep-alive packet on the TCP connections selected by the aggregation component to persist the selected TCP connections.

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