US 10,368,339 B2
Method for device-to-device resource allocation, user equipment and base station
Yong Zhao, Beijing (CN); Dahai Liu, Beijing (CN); Feng Chen, Beijing (CN); and Na Wei, Beijing (CN)
Assigned to Sony Corporation, Tokyo (JP)
Appl. No. 15/111,098
Filed by Sony Corporation, Tokyo (JP)
PCT Filed Jul. 29, 2014, PCT No. PCT/IB2014/063495
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jul. 12, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/107399, PCT Pub. Date Jul. 23, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2014 1 0076024 (CN), filed on Jan. 15, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0381663 A1, Dec. 29, 2016
Int. Cl. H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 8/00 (2009.01); H04W 76/14 (2018.01); H04W 76/36 (2018.01); H04W 76/38 (2018.01)
CPC H04W 72/04 (2013.01) [H04W 8/005 (2013.01); H04W 72/042 (2013.01); H04W 76/14 (2018.02); H04W 76/36 (2018.02); H04W 76/38 (2018.02)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for a device-to-device resource allocation, comprising:
receiving, by a user equipment, information on allocated resources while the user equipment is connected to a mobile communication network,
continuing a usage of the allocated resources for a device-to-device discovery and/or a device-to-device communication by the user equipment when the user equipment is in an idle mode,
monitoring, by the user equipment, a report trigger event while the user equipment is in the idle mode, and
transmitting, by the user equipment, a status report to the mobile communication network in response to detecting the report trigger event, the status report indicating whether the user equipment still continues usage of the allocated resources for the device-to-device discovery and/or the device-to-device communication.