US Patent No. 10,368,379

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE TRANSMISSION PATTERNS


Patent No. 10,368,379
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Methods And Apparatus For Determining Device-to-device Transmission Patterns
Inventorship Chao-Cheng Tu, Brossard (CA)
Benoit Pelletier, Roxboro (CA)
Paul Marinier, Brossard (CA)
Marian Rudolf, Vienna (AT)
Assignee INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC., Wilmington, DE (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,379

1. A method for use in a first wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:determining a base pattern length to use for device to device (D2D) communication directly with a second WTRU based on at least a transmission configuration, wherein the base pattern length comprises a number of subframes;
selecting, based on an indication from a network, a base pattern having the determined base pattern length, wherein the base pattern comprises one or more transmission opportunities in the number of subframes; and
transmitting one or more data packets to the second WTRU in at least one of the one or more transmission opportunities of the base pattern.