US Patent No. 9,288,269

NETWORK PRESENCE OFFLOAD


Patent No. 9,288,269
Issue Date March 15, 2016
Title Network Presence Offload
Inventorship Iulian Andrei Ispas, Weingarten-Baden (DE)
Jens Wilke, Ettlingen (DE)
Assignee MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD., St. Michael (BB)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,288,269

1. A social media client device configured to operate in a social media system, the social media client device comprising:
a host processor located on the social media client device, wherein the host processor is configured to execute a host social
media client while the device is in an awake mode, wherein the host social media client maintains a network connection with
a social media server for the social media client device while executing the host social media client, wherein the host social
media client executed by the host processor provides social media services to a user of the social media client device, and
wherein the host processor is configured to store, in a first memory, wake criteria indicative of events that cause the social
media client device to transition from a sleep mode to the awake mode; and

a network interface controller comprising an embedded processor, separate from the host processor and located on the same
social media client device as the host processor, wherein the embedded processor is configured to i) execute an embedded social
media client while the social media client device is in the sleep mode, wherein the embedded social media client is configured
to maintain the network connection for the social media client device while executing the embedded social media client, ii)
store, in a second memory separate from the first memory, the wake criteria in response to the social media client device
transitioning from the awake mode to the sleep mode, and iii) transition the social media client device from the sleep mode
to the awake mode in response to a comparison between an event received via the network connection and the wake criteria.