US 10,462,833 B2
Communications system, communications device and method
Hideji Wakabayashi, Basingstoke (GB); and Brian Alexander Martin, Basingstoke (GB)
Assigned to SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Dec. 3, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/207,212.
Application 16/207,212 is a continuation of application No. 15/502,013, previously published as PCT/EP2015/070773, filed on Sep. 10, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 14184600 (EP), filed on Sep. 12, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2019/0104558 A1, Apr. 4, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 76/14 (2018.01); H04W 4/70 (2018.01); H04W 76/11 (2018.01); H04W 8/00 (2009.01); H04W 28/02 (2009.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04W 88/02 (2009.01); H04W 92/18 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 76/14 (2018.02) [H04W 4/70 (2018.02); H04W 8/005 (2013.01); H04W 28/021 (2013.01); H04W 72/0406 (2013.01); H04W 76/11 (2018.02); H04W 88/02 (2013.01); H04W 92/18 (2013.01); H04W 72/04 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
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.