US Patent No. 10,194,475

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS METHOD OF TERMINAL DEVICE AND BASE STATION


Patent No. 10,194,475
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Terminal Device, Base Station, And Communications Method Of Terminal Device And Base Station
Inventorship Zhenzhen Cao, Beijing (CN)
Mazin Ali Al-Shalash, Plano, TX (US)
Bo Lin, Beijing (CN)
Yongqiang Gao, Beijing (CN)
Assignee HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., Shenzhen (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,475

1. A terminal device, wherein the terminal device is a device-to-device (D2D) device, the terminal device belongs to at least one communications group, each communications group is corresponding to at least one logical channel group, and the terminal device comprises:a processor,
configured to determine identification information of each of a plurality of currently-enabled communications groups; and
configured to generate information about an amount of to-be-transmitted data, wherein the information about the amount of the to-be-transmitted data comprises the identification information of each of the currently-enabled communications groups, and a buffer status report of a logical channel group corresponding to each of the currently-enabled communications groups, and the amount of the to-be-transmitted data is an amount of data to be transmitted between the terminal device and at least one other D2D device in the currently-enabled communications groups;
a sender, configured to send the information about the amount of the to-be-transmitted data to a base station for all of the currently-enabled communications groups; and
a receiver, configured to receive information about at least one resource and sent by the base station, wherein the at least one resource is allocated by the base station for the currently-enabled communications groups, and the information about the at least one resource comprises the identification information of the currently-enabled communications groups,
wherein the sender is further configured to transmit data in all of the currently-enabled communications groups by using the at least one resource.