US Patent No. 10,342,071

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER-READABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHOD EXECUTED BY COMMUNICATION DEVICE


Patent No. 10,342,071
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Communication Device, Non-transitory Computer-readable Recording Medium Storing Computer-readable Instructions For Communication Device, And Method Executed By Communication Device
Inventorship Shun Takeuchi, Kiyosu (JP)
Hirotaka Asakura, Nagoya (JP)
Assignee Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,071

1. A communication device comprising:a first wireless interface;
a second wireless interface different from the first wireless interface, wherein a communication speed of a wireless communication via the second wireless interface is slower than a communication speed of a wireless communication via the first wireless interface;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication device to:
shift an operation state of the communication device from a child station state for operating as a child station of a first wireless network to a specific state different from the child station state, in a case where a first wireless connection with a second external device is established via the second wireless interface under a predetermined state,
the predetermined state being a state where the communication device is participating, as the child station, in the first wireless network in which a first external device different from the second external device is a parent station, and
the first wireless network being for executing a wireless communication via the first wireless interface;
receive a request signal from the second external device via the first wireless interface after the operation state of the communication device has been shifted to the specific state, the request signal being for requesting the communication device to establish a wireless connection via the first wireless interface; and
establish a second wireless connection with the second external device via the first wireless interface so as to belong to a second wireless network for executing a wireless communication via the first wireless interface, in a case where the request signal is received from the second external device.