Radio-awareness of mobile device for sending server-side control signals using a wireless network optimized transport protocol

  • US 9,173,128 B2
  • Filed: 03/06/2013
  • Issued: 10/27/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/07/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile device which receives control signals over an alternate channel to an IP channel that is open, the mobile device, comprising:

  • a processor;

    a memory unit having instructions stored thereon which when executed by the processor, causes the mobile device to;

    determine a timeout parameter corresponding to an amount of time a radio of the mobile device will be active;

    receive the control signals over the alternate channel, without utilizing the IP channel, in response to determining that a timing specified by the timeout parameter has been reached or exceeded;

    wherein receiving the control signals over the alternate channel does not utilize a cellular radio of the mobile device,wherein the control signals are generated by a server that is aware of the mobile device'"'"'s radio state and the mobile device'"'"'s radio state is used by the server to select a communications channel for sending the control signals which does not cause the mobile device radio to power on or to otherwise switch on to a higher powered state.

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