US Patent No. 10,462,803


Patent No. 10,462,803
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Control Signaling For Device To Device Communication
Inventorship Gary Boudreau, Kanata (CA)
Hossein Seyedmehdi, Kanata (CA)
Assignee Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ), Stockholm (SE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,803

1. A method for a network node, comprising: identifying a device-to-device (D2D) control condition for broadcasting a control signal to a group of D2D user devices; broadcasting the control signal to the group of D2D user devices, based on the identified control condition, wherein the control signal includes a resources history field indicative of a set of physical resources previously allocated to the group of D2D user devices, wherein the resources history field may have at least one null entry that indicates no physical resources have been previously allocated to at least one of the D2D user devices in the group of D2D user devices.