US 10,368,379 B2
Methods and apparatus for determining device-to-device transmission patterns
Chao-Cheng Tu, Brossard (CA); Benoit Pelletier, Roxboro (CA); Paul Marinier, Brossard (CA); and Marian Rudolf, Vienna (AT)
Assigned to INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC., Wilmington, DE (US)
Filed by INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC., Wilmington, DE (US)
Filed on Mar. 9, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/916,562.
Application 15/916,562 is a continuation of application No. 14/819,245, filed on Aug. 5, 2015, granted, now 9,930,709.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/034,025, filed on Aug. 6, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/054,809, filed on Sep. 24, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/075,604, filed on Nov. 5, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2018/0199389 A1, Jul. 12, 2018
Int. Cl. H04W 76/14 (2018.01); H04W 72/12 (2009.01); H04W 74/04 (2009.01); H04W 74/08 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 76/14 (2018.02) [H04W 72/1252 (2013.01); H04W 74/04 (2013.01); H04W 74/0833 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
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1. A method for use in a first wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
determining a base pattern length to use for device to device (D2D) communication directly with a second WTRU based on at least a transmission configuration, wherein the base pattern length comprises a number of subframes;
selecting, based on an indication from a network, a base pattern having the determined base pattern length, wherein the base pattern comprises one or more transmission opportunities in the number of subframes; and
transmitting one or more data packets to the second WTRU in at least one of the one or more transmission opportunities of the base pattern.