US Patent No. 10,511,955

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD OF INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,511,955
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Information Processing Apparatus, Communication System And Control Method Of Information Processing Apparatus
Inventorship Katsutoshi Itoh, Tokyo (JP)
Masanori Sato, Tokyo (JP)
Shinji Takae, Tokyo (JP)
Tadashi Ehara, Kanagawa (JP)
Assignee Sony Corporation, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,511,955

16. A communication system, comprising:a first wireless communication apparatus;
a second wireless communication apparatus; and
a processor configured to:
determine whether the first wireless communication apparatus satisfies a condition to connect to a network and execute a communication process, wherein
the second wireless communication apparatus is configured to transfer a connection right to the first wireless communication apparatus based on a selection of a purchase operation on the second wireless communication apparatus and a selection of the first wireless communication apparatus on the second wireless communication apparatus,
the condition is satisfied based on the transfer of the connection right to the first wireless communication apparatus, and
the selection of the first wireless communication apparatus is based on a user operation on the second wireless communication apparatus;
control the second wireless communication apparatus to display a timing selection screen, wherein
the display of the timing selection screen is subsequent to the selection of the first wireless communication apparatus,
the timing selection screen includes a plurality of timings for download of content, and
the second wireless communication apparatus is further configured to:
receive a determination operation on the timing selection screen;
select a timing from the plurality of timings based on the determination operation; and
transmit information indicating the selected timing to the processor;
control, based on the transmitted information, the first wireless communication apparatus to execute the communication process for the download of the content, wherein
the download of the content is at the selected timing,
the download of the content is based on the selected purchase operation and the transferred connection right,
the second wireless communication apparatus belongs to a group that includes a plurality of wireless communication apparatuses, and
first group identification information of the group to which the second wireless communication apparatus belongs is same as second group identification information associated with the first wireless communication apparatus; and
control the first wireless communication apparatus to transfer the connection right from the first wireless communication apparatus to the second wireless communication apparatus, wherein the transfer of the connection right from the first wireless communication apparatus to the second wireless communication apparatus is subsequent to completion of the download of the content.