US Patent No. 10,512,113

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER-READABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE


Patent No. 10,512,113
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Communication Device And Non-transitory Computer-readable Recording Medium Storing Computer-readable Instructions For Communication Device
Inventorship Hirotaka Asakura, Nagoya (JP)
Hiroshi Shibata, Obu (JP)
Assignee Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,512,113

1. A communication device comprising:a first wireless interface;
a second wireless interface different from 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:
establish a first wireless connection via the first wireless interface with an external device,
in a case where the first wireless connection is established, shift an operation state of the communication device from a first operation state to a second operation state,
wherein in the first operation state, a first response signal indicating that a WPS (abbreviation of Wi-Fi Protected Setup) process is not executable is sent to the external device via the second wireless interface in a case where a first request signal requesting execution of the WPS process is received from the external device via the second wireless interface, and
wherein in the second operation state, a second response signal indicating that the WPS process is executable is sent to the external device via the second wireless interface in a case where the first request signal is received from the external device via the second wireless interface; and
establish a second wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the external device by executing the WPS process, in a case where the first request signal is received from the external device via the second wireless interface after the operation state of the communication device has been shifted to the second operation state due to the establishment of the first wireless connection with the external device.