A method of operating a mobile station in a packet transfer mode includes receiving a distribution timing advance message on a control channel from a base station. The distribution timing advance message contains a plurality of mobile station identifiers and associated timing advance values. One of the mobile station identifiers is identified as corresponding to the mobile station. The timing advance value associated with the identified one of the mobile station identifiers is determined. The timing of an uplink transmission to the base station is then adjusted responsive to the timing advance value. Related mobile stations, methods of operating a base station subsystem to communicate timing advance values to a plurality of mobile stations, base station subsystems, and methods of operating a serving GPRS support node to control communication of timing advance values by a base station subsystem are also disclosed.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
An application with the status "Abandoned" is almost always current, but there is a small chance it was recently revived and the status not yet updated.
This priority date is an estimated earliest
priority date and is purely an estimation. This date should not be
taken as legal conclusion. No representations are made as to the
accuracy of the date listed. Please consult a legal professional
before relying on this date.