US Patent No. 10,194,453

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD


Patent No. 10,194,453
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Communications Device And Method
Inventorship Brian Alexander Martin, Basingstoke (GB)
Assignee SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,453

1. A communications device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals to one or more other communications devices via a wireless access interface to perform device-to-device communications,
a receiver configured to receive signals from the one or more other communications devices via the wireless access interface, and
a controller configured to control the transmitter and the receiver to transmit or to receive the signals via the wireless access interface to transmit or to receive data represented by the signals, the wireless access interface including
a scheduling region comprising a bitmap including a plurality of sections of communications resources arranged in a first grid, wherein each section of the plurality of sections in the scheduling region correspond to one bit of the bitmap, and
a plurality of sections of shared communications resources arranged in a second grid, each of the plurality of sections of shared communications resources corresponding to one of the bits of the bitmap in the scheduling region, wherein transmitting in one or more of the plurality of the sections of the scheduling region reserves one or more corresponding sections of the shared communications resources for transmitting the signals representing the data.