Application and network-based long poll request detection and cacheability assessment therefor

  • US 8,966,066 B2
  • Filed: 10/12/2012
  • Issued: 02/24/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/01/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for detecting a long poll request initiated at a mobile device, the method comprising:

  • detecting a first request initiated by a client on the mobile device;

    detecting a second request initiated by the client on the mobile device after a first response is received at the mobile device responsive to the first request;

    using a response delay time interval relative to an idle time interval to determine whether requests initiated by the client are long poll requests;

    wherein, the response delay time interval is between time of the first request and receipt of the first response responsive to the first request;

    wherein, the idle time interval is between time of the first response to time of the second request;

    wherein, the requests initiated by the client are determined to be long poll requests if the response delay time interval is greater than a threshold value;

    wherein, the threshold value is determined by a local proxy at the mobile device; and

    wherein a proxy server external to the mobile device is able to communicate over a wireless network with other different mobile devices.

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