US Patent No. 11,071,163

USER APPARATUS, AND RESOURCE CONTROL METHOD


Patent No. 11,071,163
Issue Date July 20, 2021
Title User Apparatus, And Resource Control Method
Inventorship Shimpei Yasukawa, Tokyo (JP)
Hiroki Harada, Tokyo (JP)
Satoshi Nagata, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,071,163


1. A user apparatus for use in a mobile communication system that supports Device-to-Device (D2D) communication, comprising:a transmitter that transmits a resource request signal including a resource request to a base station in the mobile communication system to request a resource for D2D communication, the user apparatus being radio resource control (RRC) connected to the base station; and
a receiver that receives the resource for D2D communication assigned from the base station,
wherein the transmitter transmits a D2D signal to another user apparatus by using the resource for D2D communication assigned from the base station, and
wherein, after transmitting the resource request signal, the transmitter transmits, to the base station, a resource request signal, including the same resource request for the resource for D2D communication previously transmitted to the base station, indicating that the user apparatus does no longer require the resource for D2D communication.