(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 28 May 2004 (28.05.2004)

Information valid as of: Not available

Report generated on: 19 January 2021 (19.01.2021)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2004/10058318 November 2004 (18.11.2004) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/GB2004/00195607 May 2004 (07.05.2004) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
2,428,300 (CA)07 May 2003 (07.05.2003) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)
10/430,867 (US)07 May 2003 (07.05.2003) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)
03252933.1 (EP)12 May 2003 (12.05.2003) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
H04W 8/24 (2009.01); H04W 88/02 (2009.01); H04W 12/08 (2009.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
M-STACK LIMITED [GB/GB]; Chancery House Birmingham B1 2RX (GB) (for all designated states except US)
PEDLAR, David, W. [GB/GB]; 10 Witham Croft Hillfield, Solihull Birmingham West Midlands B91 3FB (GB) (for US only)
FUNNELL, Nicola, M. [GB/GB]; 45 High Brink Road Coleshill, Warwickshire BR6 1BH (GB) (for US only)
HARRISON, Robert, J. [GB/GB]; 15 Mayhurst Road Hollywood Birmingham B47 5QG (GB) (for US only)

(72) Inventor(s):
PEDLAR, David, W.; 10 Witham Croft Hillfield, Solihull Birmingham West Midlands B91 3FB (GB)
FUNNELL, Nicola, M.; 45 High Brink Road Coleshill, Warwickshire BR6 1BH (GB)
HARRISON, Robert, J.; 15 Mayhurst Road Hollywood Birmingham B47 5QG (GB)

(74) Agent(s):
HIBBERT, Juliet; Kilburn & Strode 20 Red Lion Street London WC1R 4PJ (GB)

(54) Title (EN): APPARATUS AND METHOD OF HANDLING SIMULTANEOUS UTRAN RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL PROCEDURES
(54) Title (FR): APPAREIL ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE GERER DES PROCEDURES DE COMMANDE DE RESSOURCES RADIO UTRAN

(57) Abstract:
(EN): The details of an apparatus and method of handling simultaneous universal terrestrial radio access network radio resource control procedures are disclosed herein. According to one aspect of the present application, there is provided a user equipment apparatus having a message handler, a sequential processor, a command store, and a security configuration change detector, wherein said message handler is coupled to said command store, is coupled to said sequential processor, and is coupled to said security configuration change detector to save, process, and detect configuration changes in commands respectively, and to determine if there is an existing command at the user equipment, such that the user equipment appears to the UTRAN as though it were processing commands simultaneously. According to another aspect, there is provided a method of processing simultaneous commands at a user equipment having a security configuration, including the steps of: determining if there is an existing command at the user equipment; upon reception of a received command: suspending the existing command processing; determining if commands contain a security configuration change; and either rejecting the received command; or saving the received command prior to resuming the existing command; such that the user equipment appears to the UTRAN to be processing commands simultaneously.
(FR): L'invention concerne des détails relatifs à un appareil et un procédé de gestion de procédures simultanées de commande de ressources radio d'un réseau d'accès radio terrestre universel (UTRAN). Dans un mode de réalisation de l'invention, un appareil à équipement utilisateur comprend un gestionnaire de messages, un processeur séquentiel, un stockage de commandes et un détecteur de changements de la configuration de sécurité, le gestionnaire de messages étant couplé au stockage de commandes, au processeur séquentiel et au détecteur de changements de la configuration de sécurité, de manière à sauvegarder, traiter et détecter des changements de configuration dans des commandes respectivement et à déterminer s'il y a une commande existante au niveau de l'équipement utilisateur, telle que l'équipement utilisateur se présente au UTRAN comme s'il traitait des commandes simultanément. Dans un autre mode de réalisation, l'invention concerne un procédé de traitement de commandes de manière simultanée au niveau de l'équipement utilisateur à configuration de sécurité comprenant les étapes consistant: à déterminer s'il y a une commande existante au niveau de l'équipement utilisateur; au moment de la réception d'une commande reçue: à suspendre le traitement de la commande existante; à déterminer si des commandes renferment un changement de la configuration de sécurité; et soit à rejeter la commande reçue, soit à sauvegarder celle-ci avant la reprise de la commande existante, de manière que l'équipement utilisateur se présente au UTRAN traitant des commandes simultanément.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 31 August 2004 (31.08.2004) [EP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM