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Patent 07996010 - Apparatus and method for querying for RAT handover system information in mobile telecommunications systems > Claims

  • 1. A method of using data stored in a user equipment (UE), the UE configurable for communicating with a telecommunications network, the UE capable of communication using multiple radio access technologies (RATs), the stored data useable in an inter-RAT handover event, the stored data organized as one or more blocks where each block contains predefined UE configuration data and an ID (identifier), wherein the ID uniquely identifies each block, the method within the UE comprising:ndetermining for each of the one or more blocks if, at an initial time, the one or more blocks is valid; where the initial time is determined by the receipt of an Inter RAT Handover Info (IRHI) request message;determining for each of the one or more blocks if, after the passage of a predetermined amount of time T from the initial time, the one or more blocks will still be valid;transmitting a message to the telecommunications network, the message comprising an indication of each block that it is determined will still be valid;wherein the predetermined amount of time T is based on the amount of time an inter-RAT handover instruction is normally expected after the initial time; andwherein the predetermined amount of time T further comprises setting the time interval with respect to a second time period corresponding to the expected time taken, after receiving a query, to receive at the user equipment device the instruction to execute the RAT handover and wherein the predetermined amount of time T is set to be greater than the second time period, optionally greater than the second time period plus a threshold period.
  • 2. A method of using data stored in a user equipment (UE), the UE configurable for communicating with a telecommunications network, the UE capable of communication using multiple radio access technologies (RATs), the stored data useable in an inter-RAT handover event, the stored data organized as one or more blocks where each block contains predefined UE configuration data and an ID (identifier), wherein the ID uniquely identifies each block, the method within the UE comprising:ndetermining for each of the one or more blocks if, at an initial time, the one or more blocks is valid; where the initial time is determined by the receipt of an Inter RAT Handover Info (IRHI) request message;determining for each of the one or more blocks if, after the passage of a predetermined amount of time T from the initial time, the one or more blocks will still be valid;transmitting a message to the telecommunications network, the message comprising an indication of each block that it is determined will still be valid;wherein the predetermined amount of time T is based on the amount of time an inter-RAT handover instruction is normally expected after the initial time; andwherein the predetermined amount of time T further comprises setting the time interval with respect to a second time period corresponding to the expected time taken, after receiving a query, to receive at the user equipment device the instruction to execute the RAT handover and wherein the predetermined amount of time T is set to be greater than the second time period plus a threshold period.
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