US Patent No. 10,142,966

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A BASE STATION AND A WIRELESS NODE


Patent No. 10,142,966
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Wireless Communication Device And Method For Communication Between A Base Station And A Wireless Node
Inventorship Takeshi Itagaki, Saitama (JP)
Masanori Sato, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee Sony Corporation, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,142,966

1. A wireless communication device comprising:wireless communication circuitry configured to transmit a signal to a base station through wireless communication;
processing circuitry configured to acquire positional information indicating a position of the wireless communication device;
cluster a longitude and a latitude indicated by the acquired positional information to respective values;
determine an area to which the wireless communication device belongs based on the cluster;
identify radio resources allocated to the area to which the wireless communication device belongs, the radio resources including at least a frequency channel or a time slot;
perform carrier sensing to confirm availability of the radio resources; and
transmit the signal using the radio resources, wherein the area is one of a plurality of areas, a division of the plurality of areas satisfying one or more conditions based on at least a transmission power and reception characteristics of the wireless communication device.