US 11,758,608 B2
Managing a persistent connection using a network component
Srinivasan Nimmala, San Jose, CA (US); Cahya A. Masputra, San Jose, CA (US); Dawei Zhang, Saratoga, CA (US); Haijing Hu, Los Gatos, CA (US); Huarui Liang, Beijing (CN); Krisztian Kiss, Hayward, CA (US); Lakshmi N. Kavuri, San Jose, CA (US); Li Su, San Jose, CA (US); Longda Xing, San Jose, CA (US); Murtaza A. Shikari, Mountain View, CA (US); Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Miami, FL (US); Rohan C. Malthankar, San Jose, CA (US); Samy Touati, Pleasanton, CA (US); Sree Ram Kodali, San Jose, CA (US); Srirang A. Lovlekar, Fremont, CA (US); Teck Yang Lee, Cupertino, CA (US); and Vijay Venkataraman, San Jose, CA (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 15, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/949,142.
Prior Publication US 2021/0120619 A1, Apr. 22, 2021
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2018.01); H04W 76/25 (2018.01); H04L 1/1812 (2023.01); H04L 67/55 (2022.01)
CPC H04W 76/25 (2018.02) [H04L 1/1812 (2013.01); H04L 67/55 (2022.05)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A method, comprising:
at a network component configured to communicate with a user equipment (UE) and a server:
receiving a first packet from the UE, wherein the first packet indicates to the network component that the network component is to perform one or more operations on behalf of the UE during an offload period to maintain a persistent connection between the server and the UE;
transmitting, on behalf of the UE, a second packet to the server during the offload period, the second packet comprising a Keep Alive (KA) message configured to maintain the persistent connection; and
receiving, on behalf of the UE, an Acknowledgement (ACK) message from the server during the offload period.