US Patent No. 10,512,111

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF


Patent No. 10,512,111
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Electronic Apparatus And Control Method Thereof
Inventorship Kohtaro Koike, Yokohama (JP)
Assignee CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,512,111

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with an external apparatus present within a predetermined range; and
a control unit configured to control the electronic apparatus;
wherein, upon receiving a connection request from the external apparatus in response to an advertisement signal transmitted via the communication unit when the control unit is in a sleep state in which its power consumption is reduced, the control unit returns from the sleep state and determines whether or not the external apparatus, which has transmitted the connection request, has been connected to the electronic apparatus in the past, and if determining that the external apparatus, which has transmitted the connection request, has not been connected to the electronic apparatus in the past, the control unit transits to the sleep state.