Patent Number: 7,088,691

Title: Communications equipment that carries out communication within network having plural pieces of communications equipment

Abstract: When data transmission is to be conducted between a master station and a slave station, the master station moves the other slave stations to such a park mode (standby state) that they do not make a communication request. Thus the master station and the slave station can conduct data transmission from and to each other with priority use of a communication network. After completion of the data transmission process, the master station sends each slave station a notification of release of the communication network to return each slave station to the normal operating state.

Inventors: Fujita; Shigeru (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H04Q 7/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018