Patent Number: 8,797,934

Title: Methods and apparatus for optimizing power-consumption and signaling overhead in mobile communication devices

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for optimizing power consumption in a wireless device by determining optimal signal release timing are disclosed. An accumulated data volume of one or more data calls received and transmitted in a device is measured during a first time period in which the device is in a connected state. After this period, the accumulated data volume is compared to a data volume threshold. Based on this comparison, a second time period may be set to either short or long time values, where the second time period is a time of the connected state of the device. After the second time period expires, SCRI signaling is sent to release the connected state of the device. By selectively setting the timing of the connected state of a device based on accumulated data volume during a first period, the timing for signaling of release from a connected state is optimized.

Inventors: Hsu; Liangchi (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: H04W 52/02 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018