US Patent No. 10,397,967

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE


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

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.