Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2013112465) CENTRALIZED CONTROL OF INTRA-CELL DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/112465    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/022533
Publication Date: Fri Aug 02 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 23 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: H04W 88/08
H04W 76/02
H04W 48/16
Applicants: INTEL CORPORATION
Inventors: JOHNSSON, Kerstin
HIMAYAT, Nageen
TALWAR, Shilpa
Title: CENTRALIZED CONTROL OF INTRA-CELL DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION
Abstract:
An apparatus and method to centrally establish and control intra-cell device-to-device connections on licensed bands of a wireless communications network are disclosed herein. An eNodeB receives a request from a first device to communicate with a second device or a request from the first device for content or service. The eNodeB schedules a device discovery between the first device and at least a candidate device. The eNodeB determines establishing the device-to-device connection between the first device and the candidate device based on a discovery report generated by one of the first or candidate device. The discovery report comprises information about signal quality of transmission from the other one of the first or candidate device that is received by the one of the first or candidate device during the scheduled device discovery.