Distributed caching in a wireless network of content delivered for a mobile application over a long-held request

  • US 8,484,314 B2
  • Filed: 10/14/2011
  • Issued: 07/09/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/01/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of caching content for a mobile device provided over a persistent connection from a content server over a wireless network, the method, comprising:

  • determining that a cached response is available on a cache of the mobile device for an outgoing request from the mobile device;

    wherein, the outgoing request is to be held in the persistent connection with the content server;

    responding to the outgoing request using the cached response on the cache of the mobile device timed to correspond to a manner in which the content server would respond to the outgoing request;

    wherein, the outgoing request is filled without a need to send the outgoing request over the wireless network;

    wherein, the manner of response of the content server is simulated by allowing a time interval to elapse before responding to the outgoing request with the cached response;

    wherein, the time interval is determined based on request characteristics of an application of the mobile device from which the outgoing request originates.

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