US Patent No. 10,143,031

DETECTION AND REPORTING OF KEEPALIVE MESSAGES FOR OPTIMIZATION OF KEEPALIVE TRAFFIC IN A MOBILE NETWORK


Patent No. 10,143,031
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Detection And Reporting Of Keepalive Messages For Optimization Of Keepalive Traffic In A Mobile Network
Inventorship Ari Backholm, Los Altos, CA (US)
Michael Fleming, Redwood City, CA (US)
Andrii Kokhanovskyi, Kiev (UA)
Sungwook Yoon, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assignee Seven Networks, LLC, Marshall, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,031

1. A method of detecting keepalives being used by a mobile application on a mobile device, comprising:monitoring a plurality of data transfers over a network to and from the mobile application;
analyzing one or more characteristics of a data transfer to identify a pattern indicating that the data transfer may include a keepalive,
wherein the characteristics of the data transfer include the amount of time elapsed between the data transfer and a previous data transfer, and the pattern is identified based on a variance in the amount of time elapsed between the data transfer and previous data transfers being less than a threshold;
detecting a keepalive based on the identified pattern;
maintaining a record of the detected keepalives;
reporting the detected keepalives to a server; and
performing keepalive optimization based on the detected keepalives.