US 9,813,497 B2
Network-assisted peer discovery
Siddhartha Mallik, San Diego, CA (US); Renqiu Wang, San Diego, CA (US); Ravi Palanki, San Diego, CA (US); and Naga Bhushan, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Jul. 21, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/336,533.
Application 14/336,533 is a division of application No. 13/085,306, filed on Apr. 12, 2011, granted, now 8,812,657.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/324,606, filed on Apr. 15, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/360,705, filed on Jul. 1, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2014/0337432 A1, Nov. 13, 2014
Int. Cl. H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04W 8/00 (2009.01); H04W 76/02 (2009.01); H04W 84/18 (2009.01)
CPC H04L 67/1063 (2013.01) [H04L 67/1061 (2013.01); H04L 67/1068 (2013.01); H04W 8/005 (2013.01); H04W 76/023 (2013.01); H04W 84/18 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for supporting wireless communication, comprising:
performing, by a network entity, registration for a first device to provide assistance for peer discovery, wherein the performing registration comprises receiving service information comprising a first service identifier and a second service identifier, wherein the first service identifier identifies a first service of a plurality of services that is provided by the first device and the second service identifier identifies a second service of the plurality of services that is requested by the first device, wherein the first service and the second service are different;
determining, by the network entity, whether to inform the first device to perform peer discovery based on the received service information;
sending, by the network entity, a notification to the first device in response to a decision to inform the first device to perform peer discovery;
receiving, by the network entity, a proximity detection signal sent from the first device in response to the first device receiving the notification; and
based on a signal strength of the received proximity detection signal, by the network entity, either instructing the first device to directly communicate with at least one other device or instructing the first device to communicate with the at least one other device through the network entity.