US Patent No. 9,563,390

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM


Patent No. 9,563,390
Issue Date February 07, 2017
Title Communication Apparatus, Control Method, And Computer Readable Medium
Inventorship Takeshi Suzuki, Inagi (JP)
Assignee Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,563,390

1. A communication apparatus that communicates with an information processing apparatus comprising: at least one processor,
wherein at least one of the at least one processor is configured to control
a switching unit configured to switch between an invalid state and a valid state of an access point in the communication apparatus;
and

a setting unit configured to set, for the communication apparatus based on information acquired from the information processing
apparatus to which the communication apparatus is connected via the access point that has been brought into the valid state
by the switching unit, a communication mode in which the communication apparatus operates to communicate with the information
processing apparatus using a first connection method,

wherein the switching unit does not bring the access point into the valid state in a case where the communication apparatus
is connected to the information processing apparatus using a second connection method different from the first connection
method, and is able to bring the access point into the valid state in a case where the communication apparatus is not connected
to the information processing apparatus using the second connection method.