US Patent No. 10,397,967


Patent No. 10,397,967
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Communications Device
Inventorship Yuichi Morioka, Basingstoke (GB)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,397,967

1. A first communications device operable to transmit device-to-device communications to a second communications device using a wireless access interface of a wireless telecommunications system, access to the wireless access interface being coordinated by a coordinating entity, the first communications device comprising:a controller and a transceiver, the controller being configured in combination with the transceiver to:
receive, from the coordinating entity, a first indication of an identifier associated with a device-to-device communications link between the first and second communications devices;
receive, from the coordinating entity, a second indication of an uplink control channel resource of the wireless access interface associated with the identifier;
transmit, to the coordinating entity in response to the second indication, a message in the uplink control channel resource requesting resources of the wireless access interface for transmitting data across the device-to-device communications link;
receive, from the coordinating entity, a third indication of a resource allocation of the wireless access interface in association with the first indication of the identifier; and
transmit the data to the second communications device using the allocated resources.