US Patent No. 10,462,833

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD


Patent No. 10,462,833
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Communications System, Communications Device And Method
Inventorship Hideji Wakabayashi, Basingstoke (GB)
Brian Alexander Martin, Basingstoke (GB)
Assignee SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,833

1. A communications device configured to communicate with another communications device using resources of a wireless interface provided by a wireless communications network in accordance with a device-to-device (D2D) communication protocol, the communications device comprising:circuitry configured to
select resources from a first pool of resources allocated for transmitting D2D broadcast messages;
transmit broadcast messages using the selected resources of the first pool of resources;
select resources from a second pool of resources allocated for transmitting D2D unicast messages; and
transmit unicast messages using the selected resources of the second pool of resources.