US Patent No. 9,491,791

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM


Patent No. 9,491,791
Issue Date November 08, 2016
Title Communication Apparatus, Method Of Controlling The Same, And Non-transitory Computer-readable Storage Medium
Inventorship Masashi Hamada, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,491,791

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:
a communication unit configured to be able to communicate with another communication apparatus by a first communication scheme
and by a second communication scheme for which a communication speed is faster or a communication range is longer than that
of the first communication scheme;

one or more processors; and
at least one memory coupled to the one or more processors, the at least one memory storing instructions thereon which, when
executed by the one or more processors cause the communication apparatus to:

determine when, upon initiation of a communication by the first communication scheme, a communication by the second communication
scheme was already being performed, and

generate, based on information included in a request received by the communication unit by the communication by the first
communication scheme, a response corresponding to the request, wherein

the communication unit transmits the generated response generated by the generation unit to the other communication apparatus,
and

in a case where it is determined that the communication by the second communication scheme was already being performed, in
the response, information is included indicating that control for the communication by the second communication scheme based
on the request is unnecessary.