Social caching for device resource sharing and management

  • US 8,316,098 B2
  • Filed: 04/19/2012
  • Issued: 11/20/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for leveraging a virtual memory network to conserve wireless network resources, the method, comprising:

  • creating the virtual memory network from physical resources of multiple mobile devices;

    wherein, content for one mobile device of the multiple mobile devices is stored in a portion of the virtual memory network;

    wherein, the portion of the virtual memory network need not correspond to the physical resources contributed by the one mobile device to the virtual memory network;

    synchronizing polls directed towards the common application server by sending a single polling event to the common application server;

    wherein, the polls that are synchronized in the single polling event are from the multiple mobile devices in the virtual memory network;

    storing a response received in response to the single polling event, in the virtual memory network for access by the multiple devices;

    wherein, the response is stored in the virtual memory network to satisfy subsequent requests directed to the common application server from any of the multiple mobile devices;

    monitoring the common application server, by a remote proxy, to determine when the response is no longer valid;

    wherein, the response is removed from the virtual memory network when the response is no longer valid.

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