US Patent No. 10,143,033

COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM


Patent No. 10,143,033
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Communications Apparatus, Control Method, And Storage Medium
Inventorship Hitoshi Aoki, Kawasaki (JP)
Assignee CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,033

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:a receiving unit configured to receive a beacon signal from one of a plurality of apparatuses, wherein between the plurality of apparatuses, synchronization of a first period in which data is transmitted or received and a second period in which data is neither transmitted nor received is established;
a determination unit configured to determine the first period based on the beacon signal that was received by the receiving unit;
a transmission unit configured to transmit, in the first period that was determined by the determination unit, a signal that requests obtaining of information to the plurality of apparatuses;
an obtaining unit configured to obtain information from each of the plurality of apparatuses in a case where the signal was transmitted by the transmission unit; and
a display control unit configured to control display on a display unit based on the information obtained by the obtaining unit.