US Patent No. 10,342,057

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM


Patent No. 10,342,057
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Communication Apparatus, Control Method, And Storage Medium
Inventorship Kenichiro Suga, Saitama (JP)
Assignee CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,057

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication by using one of a first mode of performing first communication with a partner apparatus via another apparatus, a second mode of performing second communication with the partner apparatus not via another apparatus, and a third mode of concurrently performing the first communication and the second communication; and
a control unit configured to control the first communication and the second communication of the communication unit,
wherein in a case where an operation mode of the control unit is the third mode, the control unit controls the communication unit so as to activate a function for the second communication after executing processing to establish a connection for the first communication by communicating association request, and in a case where the connection has not been established even after a predetermined first time has elapsed since the start of connection processing for the first communication, the control unit controls the communication unit so as to activate the function for the second communication even in a case where the connection for the first communication has not been established, and
wherein in a case where an operation mode of the control unit is the first mode and in a case where the connection has not been established even after a predetermined second time that is longer than the predetermined first time has elapsed since the start of connection processing for the first communication, the control unit controls the communication unit so as to generate a timeout event even in a case where the connection for the first communication has not been established;
wherein in a case where the connection for the first communication has been established after the function for the second communication is activated, the control unit controls the communication unit to change a wireless channel used in the second communication so as to match a wireless channel used in the first communication.