US Patent No. 10,142,990

RADIO NODE, COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS THEREIN


Patent No. 10,142,990
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Radio Node, Communication Devices And Methods Therein
Inventorship Stefano Sorrentino, Solna (SE)
Zhenshan Zhao, Beijing (CN)
Assignee Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ), Stockholm (SE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,142,990

1. A method in a radio node for enabling communication between a first communication device and a second communication device over a device-to-device, D2D, connection in a radio communications network, the method comprising:allocating radio resource bands of a carrier band for the D2D connection according to at least a first pattern for frequency hopping, wherein the radio resource bands are used for frequency hopping over the carrier band and are at a respective carrier band edge and/or at the respective carrier band edge plus or minus a margin such that a contiguous bandwidth of radio resources between the radio resource bands is not used by the first pattern; and
signalling an indication of the allocated radio resource bands to the first communication device and/or the second communication device.