US Patent No. 9,218,148

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND CONTROL METHOD


Patent No. 9,218,148
Issue Date December 22, 2015
Title Information Processing Apparatus, Storage Medium, And Control Method
Inventorship Minoru Torii, Machida (JP)
Assignee Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,218,148

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
at least one processor and a memory having at least one application that, when executed by the at least one processor comprises:
a first selection unit configured to select an image forming apparatus by using near field communication;
a second selection unit configured to select an image forming apparatus capable of communicating by using a network;
a transmission unit configured to transmit print data to the image forming apparatus selected by the first selection unit
or the second selection unit;

a display unit configured to display a screen prompting a user to select either the image forming apparatus selected by using
the first selection unit or to select, by allowing the user to operate on the screen, the image processing apparatus selected
by using the second selection unit without selecting the information processing apparatus selected by using the first selection
unit;

a registration unit configured to register in the information processing apparatus the image forming apparatus selected by
the first selection unit

wherein if the information processing apparatus is connected to a particular network and a certain time period has elapsed
from the registration of the image forming apparatus on the particular network, the registration of the image forming apparatus
is deleted from the information processing apparatus.