US Patent No. 9,380,626

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME


Patent No. 9,380,626
Issue Date June 28, 2016
Title Communication Apparatus, Information Processing Apparatus, And Control Method For The Same
Inventorship Akihiro Tanabe, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,380,626

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a first communication unit;
a second communication unit that is different from the first communication unit; and
a control unit configured to control processing in which the first and second communication units are used,
wherein the control unit performs control such that
information regarding an application needed for processing performed using the second communication unit is sent to a first
apparatus using the first communication unit,

a signal based on the information regarding the application is received using the second communication unit from the first
apparatus or a second apparatus connected with the first apparatus and the application is launched in accordance with the
signal, and

processing performed using the second communication unit is executed using the launched application,
wherein the second communication unit is a communication unit whose communication distance is shorter than that of the first
communication unit.