US Patent No. 10,462,845

COMMUNICATION DEVICE


Patent No. 10,462,845
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Communication Device
Inventorship Takanobu Suzuki, Nagoya (JP)
Hirotaka Asakura, Nagoya (JP)
Munehisa Matsuda, Nagoya (JP)
Satoshi Tanaka, Nagoya (JP)
Assignee Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,845

1. A communication device comprising:a first type of interface for executing a wireless communication with a mobile device according to a first communication system, the first type of interface sending the mobile device a first wireless setting for causing the mobile device to belong to a first wireless network in response to receiving predetermined information from the mobile device, the first wireless setting being used for a wireless communication using a second type of interface, the second type of interface being for executing a wireless communication with the mobile device according to a second communication system different from the first communication system, a communication speed of the wireless communication using the second type of interface being faster than a communication speed of the wireless communication using the first type of interface;
the second type of interface;
one or more processors; and
a memory that stores computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, causing the communication device to execute:
shifting the communication device to a parent station state from a specific state different from the parent station state after the first type of interface receives the predetermined information, the communication device functioning as a parent station of the first wireless network in the parent station state, the first wireless network being a network for executing a wireless communication with an external device using the second type of interface;
receiving a first request including the first wireless setting, sent by the first type of interface, from the mobile device using the second type of interface after shifting the communication device to the parent station state, the first request being for requesting the communication device to belong to the first wireless network in which the communication device functions as the parent station;
causing the mobile device to belong to the first wireless network in which the communication device functions as the parent station in response to receiving the first request; and
executing a wireless communication of first target data with the mobile device using the second type of interface via the first wireless network after the mobile device belongs to the first wireless network.