US Patent No. 10,251,164

UPLINK RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR RELAY NODE BASED COMMUNICATION


Patent No. 10,251,164
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Uplink Resource Allocation For Relay Node Based Communication
Inventorship Timothy James Speight, Bristol (GB)
Paul William Piggin, Chippenham (GB)
Assignee SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., New York, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,164

1. A wireless communications system, comprising:a base station;
a relay device; and
a terminal device; wherein
the terminal device is configured to:
receive from the base station on a shared channel an allocation of uplink resources for transmitting uplink data to the relay device; and
transmit uplink data to the relay device using the uplink resources allocated to the terminal device;
the relay device is configured to:
monitor the shared channel and detect an allocation of uplink resources transmitted from the base station to the terminal device on the shared channel;
receive the transmitted uplink data from the terminal device on the allocated resources detected from the shared channel;
receive an allocation of uplink resources for relaying the received uplink data to the base station; and
transmit the received uplink data to the base station using the uplink resources allocated to the relay device.