US 9,813,927 B2
Mobile terminal flow identification method and apparatus
Xiaoling Bei, Shenzhen (CN)
Assigned to TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED, Shenzhen (CN)
Filed by TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED, Shenzhen (CN)
Filed on Nov. 29, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/363,735.
Application 15/363,735 is a continuation of application No. 14/185,044, filed on Feb. 20, 2014, granted, now 9,544,203.
Application 14/185,044 is a continuation of application No. PCT/CN2013/088327, filed on Dec. 2, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-1-0152899 (CN), filed on Apr. 27, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0094542 A1, Mar. 30, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 12/58 (2006.01); H04W 24/08 (2009.01); H04L 12/851 (2013.01)
CPC H04W 24/08 (2013.01) [H04L 47/2483 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
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1. A method for flow identification of a mobile terminal, comprising:
obtaining flow data files of the mobile terminal at two or more points of time after the mobile terminal connects to a network using a same first type of network access means, wherein: each flow data file contains data about multiple flow identifiers and multiple flow volumes associated with the multiple flow identifiers, a flow identifier indicating a type of network access means, a flow volume indicating data flow generated by the mobile terminal using the network access means indicated by the associated flow identifier;
obtaining the first type of network access means used by the mobile terminal to connect to the network;
from the obtained flow data files, comparing flow volumes in the flow data files having a same flow identifier to determine a flow identifier in the flow data file with changing flow volumes, including:
identifying a candidate flow identifier that exists in both a first flow data file and in a second flow data file;
comparing a first flow volume associated with the candidate flow identifier recorded in the first flow data file and a second flow volume associated with the same candidate flow identifier recorded in the second flow data file; and
determining that the candidate flow identifier is the flow identifier with changing flow volumes if the first flow volume is not equal to the second flow volume; and
identifying that the determined flow identifier in the flow data files with changing flow volumes, among the multiple flow identifiers, has a one-to-one correspondence relationship with the first type of network access means used by the mobile terminal to connect to the network,
wherein the method comprises:
uploading to a server, by the mobile terminal, the flow data files obtained at two or more points of time and the first type of network access means, together with a terminal model information of the mobile terminal, wherein the server identifies the one-to-one correspondence relationship according to the terminal model information.