US Patent No. 10,397,900

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD


Patent No. 10,397,900
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Communication Control Method
Inventorship Hiroyuki Adachi, Kawasaki (JP)
Noriyoshi Fukuta, Yokohama (JP)
Masato Fujishiro, Yokohama (JP)
Kugo Morita, Yokohama (JP)
Assignee KYOCERA Corporation, Kyoto (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,397,900

1. A user terminal supporting D2D (Device-to-Device) communication, comprising:a receiver configured to receive system information blocks (SIBs) from a base station, the SIBs including resource information for determining time and frequency resources used for the D2D communication;
the receiver further configured to receive configuration information from the base station, the configuration information identifying certain periodic subframes, wherein the certain periodic subframes are to be used for broadcasting, by the user terminal, control information to other user terminals, and are not to be used for transmitting, by the user terminal, D2D data, wherein the control information includes the resource information included in the SIB s;
a controller configured to use the certain periodic subframes indicated by the configuration information to periodically broadcast the control information including the resource information included in the SIBs to other user terminals being out of coverage of the base station; and
a transmitter configured to transmit D2D data while avoiding transmitting the D2D data in the certain periodic subframes indicated by the configuration information.