Integrated interface device and method of controlling integrated interface device

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: provided is an integrated interface device for performing a hierarchical operation for specifying a desired content list. The interface device has a function to display a content list, content specified by the content list, or the like by efficiently using a vacant area in the lower part of the display by displaying icons which display a hierarchical relationship, for example, "display in a row", in the upper part of the screen, thereby freeing a large space in the lower part of the display.

EFFECT: efficient use of the entire screen even after displaying an interface for performing an operation.

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The technical field to which the invention relates

The present invention relates to the technology of the integrated interface device, improving efficiency of operations made by the user when selecting the target content from the list of contents.

Prior art

More recently, since the playback device/display content, such as AV devices (video, audio)can connect to different content sources, one playback device/display content can display a huge number of contents. Specifically, the playback device/ display content can play/display the content in the recording device content, such as an externally connected to the home server or VCR, in addition to the content recorded on the recording medium in the playback device/display content. In addition, if the playback device/display content supplied by the tuner to receive a broadcast, it can play/display the contents of the broadcast and, if it is equipped with a function to connect to the Internet, it can play/display Internet resources.

However, when the number of such contents reproduced/displayed by the playback device/display content increases, the action is I user search and designation of the content, which the user wishes to reproduce, among the huge number of content become complex. So, for example, in Japanese publication of unexamined patent application No. 2006-33094 disclosed graphical user interface, which is a hierarchical construction of selection items, and items in the top of the hierarchy are arranged in a horizontal row, and the elements at the bottom of the hierarchy are arranged perpendicular to the elements at the top of the hierarchy (that is, a vertical line, if the elements in the top of the hierarchy are arranged in a horizontal row), thus allowing the assignment of content that must be played.

Patent reference 1: publication of unexamined patent application of Japan No. 2006-33094.

The invention

Objectives of the invention

However, in the above-mentioned technologies, as icons, etc. indicating the hierarchical position, are arranged in a cruciform shape and displayed on the screen, the display area on the screen is not being used effectively. Specifically, for example, when the content of the program recorded on the hard disk recorder hard disk drive (HDD)/digital video disk (DVD), in the beginning of the icons "HDD", "DVD" and " external input" (external input) is selected, the icon "HDD". Further reduced models of the content is in, recorded on the HDD, are placed in a vertical line and displayed so that a line perpendicular to the icon "HDD"", use, therefore, as a list of contents. However, despite the available space in all four directions of the interface displayed in a cruciform shape, the list of contents is displayed only in a vertical line, so that the free space is used inefficiently. Additionally, when the HDD is recorded a huge number of contents, list of contents, located on the vertical line, requires a large amount of scrolling.

The means of solving the problem

To eliminate the above mentioned drawbacks of the present invention is an interface device for hierarchical operations in making the desired list of contents, for example, to "broadcast", "terrestrial digital broadcasting" and "guide to programs (list of contents)" and icons that indicate such hierarchical relationships, "was displayed in the row" at the top of the screen. Therefore, through the "display string" icons it is possible to clear the lower part of the screen display, so that the lower part can be effectively used, showing, thus, the list of contents and content identified from the list of contents. Specifically, the integrated interface device provides for menausea device for a list of contents, maintains a list of contents, a storage device for information list that stores information list containing the connection between the type of media to produce content, the type of device to obtain content for each media type and the ID list of the content received in respect of each type of device, the block hierarchical display that displays the icon for the media type icon device type, the following icon for the media type, and icon list of contents on the next icon to device type in the string based on the list information in accordance with each communication unit of focus to set the focus on the appropriate icons, the input block selection for input selection focused icon and the device list the contents, providing a list of contents.

The result of invention

In accordance with the present invention having the above configuration, it is possible to provide an area to display a list of contents and content, thereby effectively using the entire screen of the display even after the display interface to perform the operation.

Brief description of drawings

Figure 1 - example of screen operations display device containing an integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation.

IG - functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation.

Figure 3 - an example of a list of contents stored storage device for a list of the contents of the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation.

Figure 4 - example of communication between the media type, device type and ID type list content integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation.

5 is an example of the information list stored in the storage device for the information of the list of the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation.

6 is an example display of icons in a row in the block of the hierarchical display of the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation.

Fig.7 is an example of a hardware configuration of the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the execution sequence of processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation.

Fig.9 is an example of a screen change operations of a display device containing an integrated front-end device according to dtweedie second variant implementation.

Figure 10 is a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant implementation.

11 is an example of the concept of display icons in L-shaped or T-shaped form in the renderer options in the same hierarchy of the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant implementation.

Fig is another functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations of other processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant implementation.

Fig diagram simple remote control as an example of the input device data to the integrated interface device corresponding to the third variant of implementation.

Fig - functional block diagram integrated interface device corresponding to the third variant of implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device, it is suitable the third variant implementation.

Fig - feature display icons integrated interface device corresponding to the fourth draft of the implementation.

Fig - functional block diagram integrated interface device corresponding to the fourth draft of the implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the fourth draft of the implementation.

Fig diagram simple remote control as an example of the input device data to the integrated interface device corresponding to the fifth variant implementation.

Fig - functional block diagram integrated interface device corresponding to the fifth variant implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the fifth variant implementation.

Fig is an example of a screen on the display of the integrated interface device corresponding to the sixth variant implementation.

Fig - functional block diagram integrated interface device corresponding to the sixth variant implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations processes in integrated interfacemetric, the corresponding sixth variant implementation.

Fig is an example of a screen change through operations using the activation button for the navigation of the integrated interface device corresponding to the seventh variant implementation.

Fig - functional block diagram integrated interface device corresponding to the seventh variant implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the seventh variant implementation.

Fig is an example of a screen change through operations using the activation button for the navigation of the integrated interface device corresponding to the eighth variant implementation.

Fig - functional block diagram integrated interface device corresponding to the eighth variant implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the eighth variant implementation.

Fig - functional block diagram integrated interface device corresponding to the ninth version of the implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device, appropriate to otstoyam ninth variant implementation.

Fig - functional block diagram integrated interface device corresponding to the tenth version of the implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the tenth version of the implementation.

Fig - functional block diagram integrated interface device corresponding to the eleventh version of the implementation.

Fig is another functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the eleventh version of the implementation.

Fig a configuration example of hardware of the integrated interface device corresponding to the eleventh version of the implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the eleventh version of the implementation.

Fig - functional block diagram integrated interface device corresponding to the twelfth variant implementation.

Fig - block diagram of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the twelfth variant implementation.

Detailed description of the invention

Embodiments of the infusion is his invention will be described herein below with reference to the drawings. The present invention should not be limited to the above-described variants of the implementation and can be implemented in various forms without departing from its scope. The first version of the implementation will be described, mainly, paragraphs 1 and 17 of the claims. The second variant will be described, mainly, paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 claims. The third option will be described, mainly, paragraphs 5 and 8 of the claims. The fourth option will be described, mainly, paragraph 10 of the claims.

The fifth option will be described, mainly, paragraph 11 of the claims. The sixth version of the implementation will be described, mainly, paragraph 12 of the claims. The seventh version of the implementation will be described, mainly, paragraph 13 of the claims. The eighth version of the implementation will be described, mainly, paragraph 14 of the claims. The ninth version of the implementation will be described, mainly, paragraph 15 of the claims. The tenth version of the implementation will be described, mainly, paragraph 16 of the claims. The eleventh version of the implementation will be described, mainly, paragraphs 6 and 7 of the claims. The twelfth version of the implementation will be described, mainly, paragraph 9, of the formula izaberete the Oia.

The first option exercise

The first draft of exercise

Figure 1 shows an example of screen operations display device containing an integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation. Note that the display device equipped receiver tuner for various kinds of "broadcasting" ("broadcast"), such as terrestrial digital broadcasting" ("terrestrial digital broadcasting, BS broadcasting" (BS broadcasting) or CS broadcasting" ("CS broadcasting"). In addition, the device is equipped with an external input terminal, such as "iLink" and "HDMI", and is connected to an external device recording/playback of the content (for example, the recording AVHDD or recorder D-VHS) through the terminal. In addition, the device has an Internet connection and can receive and play streaming movies distributed from the distribution server movies on the Internet or from a DLNA server in local area network (LAN). As shown, for example, in figure 1(a)1, icons that indicate the sources of content, such as "broadcast", "iLink", "HDMI" and "Internet", and are displayed vertically. Here, for example, when the user moves the cursor on "broadcasting" and presses the enter button using the remote control device, other icons in the same hierarchy are removed and icons terrestrial qi is the global broadcasting, etc. in the lower hierarchy of "broadcasting" is displayed on the side of "broadcasting". Further, when the user selects "digital terrestrial broadcasting", move the cursor to "manual" and press the enter button using the "remote control", as shown in figure 1(a)2, under these icons that appear in the string as a list of contents is displayed "guide to programs for digital terrestrial broadcasting".

In addition, as shown in figure 1(a)1, when the user clicks the button "remote control", moves the cursor to the "iLink" and presses the enter button, the display screen is switched to the state shown in Fig 1(b)3. Therefore, the icons in the same hierarchy that is different from the "iLink", are deleted and icons AVHDD" and "DVHS", etc. associated with the "iLink" (belonging to the lower hierarchy)appear vertically. Further, when the user selects "AVHDD", moves the cursor to the "list of records" and presses the enter button by "remote control", as shown in figure 1(b)4, below these icons are displayed in the string, as a list of contents displays a list of records capture devices AVHDD".

Thus, the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation, capable of providing an area for displaying the list of contents, etc. even when the tabraani interface operations such as an icon, thereby effectively using the entire screen of the display even when the display interface operation.

The functional configuration of the first option exercise

Figure 2 presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation. As shown in figure 2, "integrated front-end user's device" (0200), corresponding to the first variant implementation, contains a storage device for a list of contents" (0201), mass storage device information list (0202), " hierarchical block display" (0203), "power focus" (0204), "unit selection" (0205) and "block list contents" (0206).

Note that the functional block of the integrated interface device may be implemented by hardware, software or both. Specifically, in the case of computer use, the respective blocks are implemented as hardware, software, configured by the CPU, random access memory, a bus, an external storage device (e.g. hard disk or non-volatile storage device, storage medium, such as CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, or the reader for the above media), the input device d is the R to enter information, printing device, display device, and other peripheral devices and interface to other peripherals or the communication interface; and a driver program for controlling the above-mentioned hardware, software, application software and application to user interface. The Central processor performs operations in accordance with the program stored in RAM, so that the processing, storage and output of data entered through the input device or interface, etc. and stored in a storage device on your hard drive, ran and developed team management hardware and software. In addition, the present invention can be implemented not only as a device, but also as his way.

In addition, part of this invention can be configured as software. Additionally, a software product used to force the computer to run the software, and recording media on which the software is installed, should be an integral part of the technical scope of the present invention (the same applies to everything else in the entire description). In addition, the integrated interface device (or method, or program)corresponding to this izopet the tion, set in the media content playback and displays the user interface on the display screen by doing the following components and playback device content thus is not limited.

Storage device for a list of contents" (0201) has the function of storing the list of contents, and may be implemented, for example, using various media, such as flash memory. "The list of contents is a list for assigning content to be reproduced. Examples of such lists include a list of information about the image, such as layouts, thumbnail images or a list of characters, symbols and icons. Additionally, as described above, preferably, the list of contents was made such that the layout of thumbnail images and characters are displayed using the entire available display area of the list of contents for the effective use of the screen.

Figure 3 presents an example of a list of contents stored storage device for a list of the contents of the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation. As shown in figure 3(a), an example of a list of contents lists the contents of the broadcast programs and, consequently, the manual adopted by the broadcasting is receiving tuner for digital terrestrial broadcasting, broadcasting BS or CS broadcasting. In addition, as shown in figure 3(b), in the case of a recording device AVHDD or a digital camera that contains a list of records or a list of fragments of content recorded/saved in the device.

Note that a storage device for content may be configured to obtain a list of contents from the device and the temporary storage in response to the request to list the contents of the above-mentioned block list of contents in addition to the above-mentioned configuration.

Mass storage device information list (0202) has the function of storing information list containing the relationship between the media type, device type, and the identifier of the list of contents. "Media type" means information for identifying the type of media to produce content. Specifically, examples of the type of media contain "broadcasting", a carrier for receiving content transmitted broadcast programs, a terminal for external connection, the media for receiving content from an external device and the Internet, the media for receiving content from a server connected via the Internet or internal network LAN. In addition, the terminal for external connection can be provided with respect to each terminal, such as "iLink" or "HDMI".

Other examples of the type carriers are built is the eh" to obtain the recorded content from the built-in recording media, "high-speed wireless connection to retrieve content from an external device via a high-speed wireless communication, such as IrSimple, "the reader" to get the rendered content from memory cards as the recording media for digital camera or DVD/DVD-drive next generation" to receive content from the media disk type.

In the future, "device type" means information for identifying the type of device for generating content in respect of each type of media. Specifically, examples of "broadcasting" as media type contain "digital terrestrial broadcasting (tuner)", "broadcasting, BS (tuner)", "broadcasting, CS (tuner)and cable TV (tuner)". Examples of "terminal external input" as media type is "AVHDD (recorder)", "DVHS (recorder)", "DVD next generation (recorder)and HDD (recording device)". Examples of "Internet" as the type of media contains the distribution server movies (the server name or the name of the web page server)and server DLNP (server name)" in the internal LAN.

"The identifier of the list content" means information for identifying a list of possible to obtain the content for each device type, and its examples include information to identify the "guide to the programs broadcast p is minimimum the above-mentioned receiver tuner, and information identifying the "list of movies" recording devices. As mentioned above, the list of contents correlated with the identifier of the list of contents stored in a storage device for a list of contents, the integrated interface device of the present invention, can cause a list of content via selection of an icon indicating the type/ID.

In addition, in the first embodiment, a storage device for a list of contents "provides the link between the icons for "media type", "device type" and "ID of list contents", and "remembers" the icons, displaying, so the icons in the row and providing a display area for a list of contents on the display screen. Hereafter, with reference to figure 4 and 5, description is provided of the above-mentioned "relationship between media type, device type and ID of list contents"".

Figure 4 shows an example of the link between media type, device type and ID type list content integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation. As shown in figure 4, for example, terrestrial digital broadcasting (tuner)", "broadcasting, BS (tuner)and CS broadcasting (tuner)"as the device type, correlated with "broadcasting" as the media type. In the future, "Eden is idicator guide of programs citing each wave broadcasting, as the list of contents, correlated with the type of device. Similarly, "AVHDD (recorder)and DVHS (recorder)", as an external input terminal connected to the iLink, correlated with the "iLink", and the corresponding identifiers of the list entries are correlated with the above. Thus, the connection between the "device type" and "ID of list contents" of the device in respect to each media type, so that when the focus is set on any of the elements of the "media type", "device type" and "ID of list contents" other icons connected with the item appear in the string.

In addition, to display the above-mentioned communication, mass storage device information list can be correlated and stored, for example, many data tables. Figure 5 presents an example of the information list stored in the storage device for the information of the list of the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation. As shown in figure 5(a), "media type" is correlated with "device type" for each media type. In addition, as shown in figure 5(b), "device type" is correlated with the identifier of the list of contents" for each device type. Therefore, by combining these data tables, it is possible to establish the connection, the SP is capable of appear in a line on figure 4.

Note that the above title media type, device type and ID content are only examples, so that "broadcasting"as the media type, can be "TV" and the appropriate device name can be the name of the manufacturer, serial number, IP address or identifying the name of the called user, different from the above-mentioned device names. Similarly, the identifier of the list of content you can have an arbitrary name.

"Block hierarchical display" (0203) has the function icon display media type icon device type, the following icon for the media type, and icon for a list of contents, following the icon for the device type in the string based on the list information in accordance with each link.

Figure 6 presents an example of display of icons in a row in the block of the hierarchical display. As shown in Fig.6(a), when the focus is on "broadcasting" as the media type, in accordance with the relationship shown in figure 4 and 5, the icons that indicate this type appear in a string like (α). Here, when attention is focused on "broadcasting BS" as the device type, after focusing on "broadcasting" as the media type, the icon "broadcasting BS" is displayed instead of the icon "terrestrial digital broadcasting figure 6(a). In addition, the spacecraft is shown in Fig.6(b), when the focus is set on the "iLink" as the media type, in accordance with the relationship shown in figure 4 and 5, the icons that indicate this type appear in a string like (β). Note that the definition in terms of what the icon is displayed as the device type, "AVHDD" or "DVHS"after you set the focus to the "iLink", can be performed using a predetermined rule (for example, the first rule to show what is specified above the other in the data table in figure 5).

The most important aspect of the present invention is that even when the user sets the focus on any of the icons, the hierarchical block is displayed on the display screen, the combination of icons corresponding types always appear in the string. Therefore, the icons always appear in the string, so that it is possible to ensure a large space at the bottom, etc. of the display screen, as shown in Fig.6. Accordingly, in the provided space it is possible to display a list of contents on a large scale. In addition, the line, the display unit display the hierarchy may be a vertical line, and in this case, the list of contents may be displayed on a large scale in the adjacent space. In addition, "icon" block hierarchical display is not limited to image icon and can be an icon, made tol is to use symbols and so on, because the icon is a symbol of the media type, device type or the identifier of the list of contents on the display screen.

"Power focus" (0204) has the function of setting the focus on the relevant icons and can be carried out, for example, the input device for the command areas, such as selection key areas, and program execution process in response to the input operation by the input device. "Setting the focus" means the process of assigning icon as the target of the operation when the operation input through a graphical user interface using icons. Therefore, the choice of using the above-mentioned input block selection is performed for the icon that has the focus unit focus. Specifically, when the focus is set by default on the icon "broadcasting" on the graphical user interface corresponding to the first variant of implementation, and the pressing direction "down", in accordance with the hierarchy of the icons shown in figure 4, setting the focus moves to the "iLink" at the lower position in the same hierarchy. Further, when at this time, press the select the direction "right", in accordance with the hierarchy of icons, as shown in figure 4, setting the focus moves to the icon "AVHDD" (or click "DVHS").

"The block of input selection" is the input function selection concentrated manner what about the icon and can be carried out, for example, an input device, such as the enter key and the program execution process in response to the input operation by the input device. The term "selection of the focused icon" refers to the process of the startup type to list the contents of the above-mentioned block list the contents. Specifically, when the input focus is set to "AVHDD" and press the enter button, as described below, the choice of "AVHDD begins the list of contents (list of records) AVHDD.

"Block list contents" (0206) has the function of a list of contents with links to the icon, in accordance with the input selection unit input choice and may be, for example, VRAM, display or drawing program. Specifically, when the input block selection was selected icon "AVHDD, block list content refers to the information list as shown in figure 5, and determines the identifier of the list of content through calculation by the CPU. In the future, the list of content identified by the identifier is defined in the content list stored in the storage device for a list of contents, through the calculation by the CPU and displayed and is displayed on the display screen. Thus, in the first embodiment, icons, containing the IDs of the list contents are displayed in a row, so that was enabled, the list of content without setting focus to the identifier of the list of contents.

As described above, the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation, can display a combination of icons corresponding types in the row on the top of the display screen. In addition, the user can set focus and select the icon, so that the list of contents that can be received from a content source identified by the selected media type and device type, was displayed on the screen display.

Configuration of hardware of the first option exercise

Figure 7 presents an example configuration of hardware for implementing the above-mentioned respective component of the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation. In a further procedure of the respective configurations of hardware to list the contents will be described with reference to Fig.7.

As shown in Fig.7, the integrated interface device has a Central processing unit (CPU) (0701), which works as an installation unit of input focus and the input block selection and performs various calculations, and "memory device" (0702). In addition, also provided "flash memory" (0703) as a storage device for a list of contents and storage the disorder information list and "VRAM" (0704) and "display" (0705) as the unit of hierarchical display unit display the list of contents. In addition, there may be provided "UI" (user interface) (0706) for receiving input commands operation setting input focus or selection operations, "connection diagram of external devices to connect an external device, content playback, etc. and a lot of "receiving broadcast tuners" and "schemes Internet connection". These components are interconnected via a data transmission channel "system bus", etc. in doing so, the transmission/reception and processing of information.

In "memory device" recorded programs and "CPU" refers to the program and performs various calculations. In addition, a storage device and a flash memory is assigned multiple addresses and when calculating the "Central processor" are addressing specifications and access to stored data, generating, thus, the calculation through the use of data.

Here, in accordance with the program stored list of contents, are not shown in the drawing, a list of contents receive, for example, from an external device playback of the content, such as a recording device AVHDD or DVHS recorder, connected to the wiring diagram of the external device, and stores the address And in the "flash memory". Similarly, the electronic manual contained in the prophetic the positive signal, accept "the broadcast receiving tuner, not shown in the drawing is saved as a list of contents on a predetermined address in the "flash memory". In addition, in accordance with the program information storage list, not shown in the drawing, the information list is created from the information identifying the media type in the device, information identifying the external device connected with the connection diagram of external device, information identifying the type of device, which is obtained from the type of the tuner device, and the ID list of the content component, and is stored at address B in "flash memory".

After that, for example, when receiving a user command to activate through "UI", etc. integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation, reads the program hierarchical display program setting input focus, the program input selection and the program displaying the content list in the "random access memory". In a further Central processing unit interprets the program display the hierarchy and, in accordance with the program reads information list stored at the address B in the "flash memory", and stores the information on the address 1 in the "memory device". Further, with reference to the information list as shown in IG, and using identification information assigned to the icon that should be displayed by default, the device determines icons media type, device type, and the identifier of the list of contents that are linked and should be the first to appear on the line by calculating the Central processor. Further, the device receives the above icons from a set of icons stored at the address C in "flash memory", and stores the icons at the address 2 in the "memory device". Further, as shown in Fig.6, the image icons are arranged in a line are passed to "VRAM" and displayed on the "display".

The user works with the user interface ("UI", such as cruciform keyboard remote control, with reference to the icons, build, thus in line on the display screen. Further in response to the work of Phillips keyboard command to set the input focus is taken and is stored at address 3 in "memory device", so that in accordance with the program set the focus was carried out the installation process of the input focus to that used for the icon. In addition, when the focused icon is an icon that has a relationship other than the one that has the icon that is displayed at the present time, in accordance with the hierarchical program from the images a different icon and icons having a link with an icon are determined and stored at the address 4 in the "memory device". Further the above-mentioned icons again passed in "VRAM" and appear in a line on the display.

In addition, the user works with the user interface ("UI", such as the select button (input), with reference to the icons, including the ID list of the content desired by the user are displayed in a row through the installation operation of the input focus of the user. Further, in response to pressing the input select command is received and stored at the address 4 in the "memory device", so that, in accordance with the program input selection through the currently displayed ID list of the content as a key, the process of finding a list of contents stored at the address And in the "flash memory"is performed through the calculation made by the CPU. Search the specified list content is read at the address 6 in the "memory device". Further, in accordance with the program list the contents, "the Central processor generates data for the drawing to display the list of contents, and transmits the data in the "VRAM", showing, thus, the list of content desired by the user on the display.

Note that in upon the chickpeas above example, although the list of contents stored in the flash memory, the list of contents may be stored in the external connected devices play content. In this case, the request to obtain the list of contents is displayed on the device identified by the identifier of the list of contents, and, in accordance with the response, a list of contents can be properly received from the external device, playback of the content.

The sequence of processing operations in accordance with the first embodiment

On Fig presents a flowchart of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device in accordance with the first embodiment. Note that the next step can be performed using suitable configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig, the first icon media type icon device type, following the icon for the media type, and icon list of contents, following the icon device type in a string that is based on pre-stored data list in accordance with each link (step S0801). In further installation Fock is and input on the designated icon is performed in accordance with the user operation (step S0802) and display the icons in a row is performed again, based on the list information, in accordance with a relationship focus icon (step S0803). Further, after repeating display the newly icons in a row, as shown in the above-mentioned stages S0802 and 0803, in response to the user operation for setting the input focus, the input selection of the focused icon is received via the input device, etc. (step S0804). Further, a list of contents with links to the selected icon (step S0805).

A brief description of the effects of the first option exercise

According to the integrated interface device corresponding to the first variant implementation, the icons indicating the hierarchical structure for the operation can be displayed in a row. Therefore, it is possible to provide an area to display a list of contents and contents, even when the display of the icons, thus effectively using the entire screen of the display even when the display interface to perform the operation.

The second option exercise

The concept of the second variant implementation

Figure 9 presents an example of a screen change operations of a display device containing an integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant of implementation. As shown in Fig.9(1), in the second embodiment, based on the first variant is sushestvennee, for example, the icons are displayed in a row in order to "broadcasting", "terrestrial digital broadcasting" and "manual ". In addition, in respect of the icon "broadcasting"focusing unit focusing, with reference to the hierarchy shown in figure 4, the icons "iLink", "HDMI" and "internet"that indicate other types of media in the same hierarchy, and are displayed in a vertical line under the icon "broadcasting".

Here, for example, by pressing the down button cross keys, as shown in Fig.9(2), the focus moves on the icon "iLink" under the icon "broadcasting" and as described in the first embodiment, the icons AVHDD" and "list of records"in relation to "iLink", are displayed in a horizontal row. In addition, in the second embodiment, the icons in the same hierarchy are displayed under the icon "iLink".

In addition, in the state shown in Fig.9(1), for example, pressing the right button cross keys, as shown in Fig.9(3), setting the focus moves to the icon "terrestrial digital broadcasting" to the right of the icon "broadcasting". In addition, in the second embodiment, the icons broadcasting BS and CS broadcasting" in the same hierarchy are displayed under the icon "terrestrial digital broadcasting". Additionally, in the above-mentioned condition by pressing the select button (input), as shown in Fig.9(4), displayed leadership is the primary objective in programs for digital terrestrial broadcasting as a list of contents "terrestrial digital broadcasting".

Thus, in the second embodiment, in respect of icons "media type", "device type" and "ID of list contents", which are displayed in the row of icons belonging to the same hierarchy as the focused icon, and other icons other than the focused icon, lined up in a row in the other direction, thereby displaying the icons in L-shape or T-shape. In addition, the icons that belong to the same hierarchy as the focused icon, and other icons other than the focused icon, also displayed in a row in the other direction, so that the user can easily select the desired option by viewing the icons in the same hierarchy.

The functional configuration of the second variant implementation

Figure 10 shows the functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant of implementation. As shown in figure 10, "integrated device" user interface (1000), corresponding to the second variant of implementation, based on the first embodiment, and contains a storage device for a list of contents" (1001), "mass storage device information list (1002), " hierarchical block display" (1003), "power focus" (1004), "unit selection" (1005) the block output list contents" (1006). Note that these components have already been described in the first embodiment, so their description is omitted. In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant implementation, the block hierarchical display further comprises a tool receiving graphics commands" (1007) and the renderer options in the same hierarchy" (1008).

"The tool receiving graphics commands" (1007) has the function of receiving graphics commands, and may be implemented, for example, by an input device with button graphics commands, etc. and the program execution process in response to input through the input device. "Graphical command" means a command to perform the functions described below renderer options in the same hierarchy.

"The renderer options in the same hierarchy (1008) has the function of displaying other icons in the same hierarchy in such a way that other icons can be selected, to focus and be installed perpendicular to the line of icon media type icon device type and icon list of contents to create a L-shaped or T-shaped form in respect of each hierarchy by using the graphics commands for each icon.

Figure 11 shows an example of the concept of L-shaped or T-clicks the nogo display icons in the renderer options in the same hierarchy of the integrated interface device, corresponding to the second variant of implementation. As shown in figure 11(a)in respect of the icons displayed in the row in the order of "broadcasting", "terrestrial digital broadcasting" and "manual"icons "iLink", "HDMI", and "Internet", which indicate other media types in the same hierarchy, are set and displayed under the icon "broadcasting" in such a way that the icons are installed perpendicular to the line. In addition, as shown in figure 11(b), in respect of the icons displayed in a row in order "iLink", "AVHDD", and "list of accounts "icon, which indicates a different type of device in the same hierarchy as the icon AVHDD", is located in the middle of the line, so the icon "DVHS"indicating the type of device connected via iLink, is displayed so that it forms a T-shape under the icon "AVHDD". Note that the above example shows the case when the icons are displayed in a row at the top of the display screen, and when the icons are displayed in a row at the bottom of the display screen other icons in the same hierarchy can be displayed in an inverted L-shaped or inverted T-shape. In addition, when the icons and displayed by vertical lines the other icons are in the same hierarchy, they can be displayed arranged in L-shape or T-shape.

As described the ANO above, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant of implementation, in response to a graphics command in relation to one icon other icons in the same hierarchy as one icon, displayed to create L-shaped or T-shaped, so that the user can easily select the desired option by viewing the icons in the same hierarchy.

The sequence of processing operations in accordance with the second embodiment of the

On Fig presents a flowchart of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant of implementation. Note that the subsequent stage can be performed by appropriate configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig, performed first icon media type icon device type, following the icon for the media type, and icon list of contents, following the icon device type to a string, based on pre-stored data list in accordance with each link (step S1201). Further, in accordance with the operation of the user is set the focus on the assigned icon (step S1202), and when using the operation of the user is received graphics command (step S1203), in response to receiving a graphics command icons, in addition to the focused icon, and icons that are in the same hierarchy are displayed in such a way that other icons can be selected, focus and perpendicular to the row of icons to create L-shaped or T-shaped (step S1204).

Further, after repeating the display of icons in a row, as shown in the above-described steps S1202 and 1203, in response to operation of the user input focus input selection focused icon is received via the input device, etc. (step S1205). Further, a list of contents with links to the selected icon (step S1206).

A brief description of the effects of the second variant implementation

According to the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant of implementation, in response to a graphics command in relation to one icon other icons in the same hierarchy as one icon, displayed to create L-shaped or T-shaped, so that the user can easily select the desired option by viewing the icons in the same hierarchy.

Another functional configuration of the second variant implementation

On Fig presents other the th functional block diagram of the integrated interface device, corresponding to the second variant of implementation. As shown in Fig, more "integrated front-end user's device" (1300), corresponding to the second variant of implementation, based on the first embodiment, and contains a storage device for a list of contents" (1301), mass storage device information list" (1302), "hierarchical block display" (1303), "power focus" (1304), "unit selection" (1305) and "block list contents" (1306). In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant implementation, the block hierarchical display further comprises a tool receiving graphics commands" (1307) and the renderer options in the same hierarchy" (1308). Note that these components have already been described in the first embodiment, so their description is omitted. In addition, in another integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant implementation, the block hierarchical display further comprises a "mapping tool along the edge" (1309) and the tool accepts input of selection edges" (1310).

"Mapping tool along the edge" (1309) has the function of displaying two rows of L-shaped or top-line T-shaped along the edges or edge of the display screen, and may be implemented, for example, using VRAM, display program drawing graphics, etc. Thus, in accordance with the display tool along the edge, it is possible to effectively display the icons on the L-shaped or T-shaped along any line the edges of the display screen. Therefore, it is possible to provide a large area for display, except the icons.

"The tool input selection edges" (1310) has the function of receiving input selecting the edges of the display screen, and the edge is used to display means for display together with the edge and, for example, can be implemented by an input device and a program execution process in response to input through the input device. Therefore, the user can select on the edge of the display line, along which icons are visible in L-shaped or T-shaped.

Another sequence of processing operations in accordance with the second embodiment of the

On Fig presents a flowchart of the sequence of operations showing the processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant of implementation. Note that the next step can be performed using suitable configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig initially taken centuries the d string selection at the edge of the display screen, along which icons are visible in L-shaped or T-shaped (step S1401). In the future, the icon display media type icon device type, following the icon for the media type, and icon list of contents, following the icon device type in a string that is based on pre-stored data list in accordance with each link (step S1402). In further setting focus on a designated icon is performed in accordance with the user operation (step S1403), and when the graphics command is accepted via the user operation (step S1404), in response to receiving a graphics command icons, in addition to the focused icon and icons in the same hierarchy are displayed in such a way that other icons can be selected, focused and installed perpendicular to the row of icons to create L-shaped or T-shaped and in such a way that two rows of L-shaped or top row of T-shaped set along the edges or edge of the display screen (step S1405).

Further, after repeating the display of the icons in the row, as shown in the above-described steps S1403 and 1405, in response to operation of the input focus of the user input selecting the focused icon is received via the input device, etc. (step S1406). Further lists of conten is s, having a connection with the selected icon (step S1407).

Another brief description of the effects of the second variant implementation

In accordance with the integrated interface device corresponding to the second variant of implementation, it is possible to effectively display the icons on the L-shaped or T-shaped along any line on the edge of the display screen. Therefore, except for the icons, it is possible to provide a large area for display. In addition, the user may select a row on the edge of the display, along which icons should be shown in L-shaped or T-shaped.

A third option exercise

The third option exercise

On Fig presents a simple remote control device as an example of the input device data to the integrated interface device corresponding to the third variant of implementation. As shown in Fig, remote control integrated interface device corresponding to the third variant of implementation, equipped, for example, selection buttons directions α1-α4 to move up, down, right and left, and click β. Integrated interface device corresponding to the third variant of implementation, you can easily manage using this paragraph is astoe the input device, having a small number of buttons.

The functional configuration of the third option exercise

On Fig presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the third variant of implementation. As shown in Fig, "integrated front-end user's device" (1600), corresponding to the third variant of implementation, based on the first embodiment, and contains a storage device for a list of contents" (1601), "mass storage device information list" (1602), " hierarchical block display" (1603), "power focus" (1604), "unit selection" (1605) and "block list contents" (1606). In addition, the integrated interface device corresponding to the third variant of implementation, based on the second embodiment, and may contain "means receiving graphics commands", "renderer options in the same hierarchy and mapping tool along the edge and the tool accepts input of selection edges"that are not specified on the drawings. Note that these components have already been described in the first embodiment, so their description is omitted. In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the third variant of implementation, the block of focusing further comprises the means for pressing SEL the RA direction" (1607) and/or the input block selection further comprises the means for selecting input" (1608).

"The tool selection key areas" (1607) contains key select the direction to move the input focus, specifically selection key areas to move up, down, right and left, as shown in Fig provided on the remote control or other input devices, or cross-shaped key for selection key areas.

The input tool of choice" (1608) contains the enter button, one button, as shown in Fig provided on the remote control or other input devices. Thus, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the third variant of implementation, selection key areas and key input allows you to set the input focus or select the icon. Therefore, the operation can be performed using the input device data with a simple configuration.

The sequence of processing operations in accordance with the third embodiment of the

On Fig presents a flowchart of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the third variant of implementation. Note that the next step can be performed using the appropriate configuration of hardware of the computer, as described is use, or can configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig, you first icon media type icon device type, following the icon for the media type, and icon list of contents, following the icon device type to a string, based on pre-stored data list in accordance with each link (step S1701). In a further set input focus to the designated icon is performed in accordance with the user operation (step S1702) and display the icons in the string is again based on the list information in accordance with a relationship focus icon (step S1703). Further, after repeating the new icons appear in the string, as shown in the above-mentioned steps S1702 and 1703, in response to operation of the user input focus input selection focused icon is received via the input button provided by the input device (step S1704).

Further displays a list of content that has a relationship with the selected icon (step S1705).

Brief description of the effects of the third option exercise

Accordingly, the integrated interface device corresponding to the third variant of implementation, selection key areas and key input give the possibility of the particular set focus to the input or selection of the icon. Therefore, the operation can be performed using the input device data with a simple configuration.

The fourth option exercise

The concept of the fourth option exercise

On Fig presents a simple scheme of the remote control device as an example of the input device data to the integrated interface device corresponding to the fourth variant implementation. As shown in Fig, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the fourth variant implementation, the region α, dotted lines, is managed as a window frame, and the area inside the frame is used to display a row of icons β. Thus, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the fourth variant implementation, you can easily perform the process of switching all of the icons, such as the display/no display or active/inactive in respect of each window navigation.

The functional configuration of the fourth option exercise

On Fig presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the fourth variant implementation. As shown in Fig, "integrated front-end user's device" (1900), corresponding to the fourth variant implemented the I, based on the first embodiment, and contains a storage device for a list of contents" (1901), "mass storage device information list" (1902), "hierarchical block display" (1903), "power focus" (1904), "unit selection" (1905) and "block list contents" (1906). In addition, the integrated interface device corresponding to the fourth variant of implementation, based on the second or third options, implementation and may contain "means receiving graphics commands", "renderer options in the same hierarchy mapping tool along the edges, the tool accepts input of selection edges, means for pressing direction, and means for button input, not shown in the drawing. Note that these components have already been described in the first embodiment, so their description is omitted. In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the fourth variant implementation, the renderer options in the same hierarchy further comprises "means the display of a window frame navigation" (1907) and "tool icon display inside the frame" (1908).

"The means of display of a window frame navigation" (1907) has the function of displaying the window frame navigation icon on the side of the display screen used for playback of content. "The window frame on which hacii" is the frame, specifies the display area on the display screen provided for the application to display the icon. This display frame on the display screen allows such an operation as enlarge, reduce or move the frame relative to each frame. Note that it is preferable on the screen of the display border. Alternatively, the window frame navigation can be displayed without such boundaries are invisible to the user and the frame can be identified and managed only by the application.

"Tool icon display inside the frame" (1908) has the function of displaying the icon inside the window frame navigation. Thus, by displaying an icon within the window of navigation, it is possible to easily perform the process of switching all of the icons, such as to display/not to display or active/inactive in respect of each window navigation.

The sequence of processing operations in accordance with the fourth embodiment of the

On Fig presents a flowchart of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the fourth draft of the implementation. Note that the next step can be accomplished by appropriate configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the software the mu stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig, is displayed first frame navigation icon on the side of the display screen used for playback of the content (step S2001). In the future you icon media type icon device type, following the icon for the media type, and icon list of contents, following the icon device type to a string, based on pre-stored data list in accordance with each link (step S2002). In a further set input focus to the designated icon is performed in accordance with the user operation (step S2003) and display the icons in the row within the window frame is performed again based on the list information, in accordance with a relationship focus icon (phase aerosol s2004). Further, after repeating display the newly icons in a row, as shown in the above-described steps S2003 and 2004, in response to operation of the user input focus input selection focused icon is received via the input device (step S2005). In the future, an output list of contents with links to the selected icon (step S2006).

Brief description of the effects of the fourth option exercise

According to the integrated interface device corresponding to h is Tortosa variant implementation, you can display a window frame navigation on the display screen, thereby displaying the icon and managing icon within the frame. In addition, it is possible to easily perform the process of switching all of the icons, such as to display/not to display or active/inactive in respect of each window navigation.

The fifth option exercise

The concept of a fifth variant of the implementation

On Fig presents a simple scheme of the remote control device as an example of the input device data to the integrated interface device corresponding to the fifth variant implementation. As shown in Fig, remote control integrated interface device corresponding to the fifth variant of implementation, has a button γ navigation (activation) in addition to the keys select the direction and the button input β. In the integrated interface device corresponding to the fifth variant implementation, the navigation button (activate) initiates the display of a window frame navigation, corresponding to the fourth variant implementation.

The functional configuration of a fifth variant of the implementation

On Fig presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the fifth variant implementation. As long as the ANO on Fig, "integrated front-end user's device" (2200), corresponding to the fifth variant implementation, based on the fourth embodiment, and contains a storage device for a list of contents" (2201), mass storage device information list (2202), "hierarchical block display" (2203), "power focus" (2204), "unit selection" (2205), "block list contents" (2206) "means the display of a window frame navigation" (2207) and "tool icon display inside the frame" (2208). In addition, the integrated interface device of the fifth variant of implementation, based on the second or third options, implementation and may contain "means receiving graphics commands", "renderer options in the same hierarchy mapping tool along the edges, the tool accepts input of selection edges, means for pressing direction, and means for button input, not shown in the drawings. Note that these components have already been described in the first embodiment, so their description is omitted. In addition, the integrated interface device of the fifth variant of implementation, further comprises a block activation" (2209).

"Block activation" (2209) contains the activation button to activate the display means of the window frame navigation tools and our the s icon inside the frame and can be carried out, for example, in the form of a preset button, as shown in Fig provided on the remote control or other input device. Thus, the integrated interface device of the fifth variant of the implementation can perform the display of the window frame navigation and display the icon within the button navigation. In addition, as described below, adding various functions to the navigation button, the input device having a simple configuration, can perform a variety of operations.

The sequence of processing operations in accordance with the fifth embodiment of the

On Fig presents a flowchart of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the fifth variant implementation. Note that the next step can be accomplished by appropriate configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig, initially accepted the pressing of the activation button navigation (phase 52301). Further displays the window frame navigation icon on the side of the display screen used for playback of the content (step S2302). Later is the icon of the media type, icon device type, the following icon for the media type, and icon list of contents, following the icon device type to a string, based on previously stored information list, in accordance with each link (step S2303). In further setting focus on a designated icon in accordance with the user operation (step S2304) and display the icons in a row are executed again based on the list information, in accordance with a relationship focus icon (step S2305). Further, after repeating again displayed icons in a row, as shown in the above steps S2304 and 2305, in response to the user operation for setting the input focus selection focused icon is a button input provided by the input device (step S2306). Further displays a list of content that has a relationship with the selected icon (step S2307).

Brief description of the effects of the fifth variant of exercise

According to the integrated interface device corresponding to the fifth variant implementation, pressing the activation button navigation triggers the display of a window frame navigation and display of the icon inside the frame.

The sixth option exercise

The concept of a sixth option exercise

On Fig presents an example of a screen on the display integrirovanno the interface device, the corresponding sixth variant implementation. As shown in Fig, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the sixth variant implementation, based on the above-mentioned embodiment, the first frame is displayed α-window navigation, and a row of icons β is displayed inside the frame. In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the sixth variant implementation, in addition to the above, the display area excluding the window frame navigation frame is provided as γ to list the contents.

The functional configuration of a sixth option exercise

On Fig presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the sixth variant implementation. As shown in Fig, "integrated front-end user's device" (2500), corresponding to the sixth variant implementation, based on the fifth embodiment, and contains a storage device for a list of contents" (2501), mass storage device information list" (2502), " hierarchical block display" (2503), "power focus" (2504), "unit selection" (2505) and "block list-content" (2506), "means the display of a window frame navigation (2507), "tool icon display inside the frame" (2508) and "block activation (2509). Chrome is also the integrated interface device of the sixth variant implementation, based on the second or third embodiment, and may contain "means receiving graphics commands", "renderer options in the same hierarchy mapping tool along the edges, the tool accepts input of selection edges, means for arrow direction" and "tools button"input, not shown in the drawings. Note that these components have already been described in the first embodiment, so their description is omitted. In addition, the integrated interface device of the sixth variant of implementation, further comprises a tool frame displaying a list of content (2510).

"The tool frame displaying a list of content (2510) has the function of displaying the frame with the list of content list of the contents of the screen display used for playback of the content, excluding the window frame navigation. Thus, the icon is displayed within the window frame navigation on the display screen and the content list is displayed inside the list of contents, in addition to the window frame, thus easily switching the navigation operation using the icon and selecting content, such as playing, using the list of content for each frame.

Consistently the diamonds perform processing operations in accordance with the sixth embodiment of the

On Fig presents the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the sixth variant implementation. Note that the next step can be performed using the configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig, initially accepted the pressing of the activation button navigation (step S2601). Further displays the window frame navigation icon on the side of the display screen used for playback of the content (step S2602). Further, the frame with the list of content is displayed on a part of the display screen used for playback of the content, excluding the window frame navigation (step S2603). In the future, the icon display media type icon device type, following the icon for the media type, and icon list of contents, following the icon device type in a string that is based on previously stored information list, in accordance with each link (step S2604). In the future you set the input focus on the assigned icon in accordance with the user operation (step S2605) and display the icons in the string is again based on the list information under the about link is focused icon (step S2606). Further, after repeating again displayed icons in a row, as shown in the above-described steps S2605 and 2606, in response to the user operation for setting the input focus selection focused icon is accepted via the input provided by the input device (step S2607). Further displays a list of content that has a relationship with the selected icon (step S2608).

Brief description of the effects of a sixth option exercise

According to the integrated interface device corresponding to the sixth variant implementation, the frame list of the contents may be displayed on a part of the display screen used for playback of the content, excluding the window frame navigation. In addition, the icon is displayed within the window frame navigation on the display screen, and the content list is displayed inside the list of contents, in addition to the window frame, which provides the ability to easily switch between navigation using the icon and selecting content, such as playback using the content list for each frame.

The seventh option exercise

The concept of the seventh option exercise

On Fig presents an example of a screen change through operations using the activation button for the navigation of the integrated interface device of the corresponding seventh variant implementation. As shown in Fig, for example, from the scope of α-window navigation and frame β list content frame α-window navigation administrate and manage as a frame of the active window, and as the aim of the operation input device data. Therefore, in this state, the driving selection key directions or input button provided in the remote control device, as shown in Fig, the operation is reduced to a set operation of focus or select the icon in the active frame.

In addition, in the seventh embodiment, when the pressing of the activation button navigation switches the active frame. Therefore, in this state after pressing the navigation buttons frame the list of contents is active, and the operation buttons on the remote control device is reduced to the selection of content in the content list.

The functional configuration of the seventh option exercise

On Fig presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the seventh variant implementation. As shown in Fig, "integrated front-end user's device" (2800), corresponding to the seventh variant implementation, based on the sixth embodiment, and contains a storage device for a list of contents" (2801), mass storage device information the AI list (2802), "block hierarchical display (2803), "power focus" (2804), "unit selection" (2805) and "block list contents" (2806) "means the display of a window frame navigation" (2807), "tool icon display inside the frame" (2808), "block activation (2809) and the tool frame displaying the list of contents" (2810). In addition, the integrated interface device of the seventh variant implementation, based on the second or third embodiment, and may contain "means receiving graphics commands", "renderer options in the same hierarchy mapping tool along the edges, the tool accepts input of selection edges, means for pressing direction, and means for button input, which is not shown in the drawings. Note that these components have already been described in the first embodiment, and therefore their descriptions have been omitted. In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the seventh variant implementation, the activation block further comprises a "launcher" (2811).

"Launcher" (2811) functions as an activation button so that the active window for the operation selection key direction is switched, when the window frame and navigation frame list contents are displayed simultaneously. Therefore, in the integrated interface device, relevant to the respective seventh variant implementation, thanks to the installation operation of the focus or selection to the icon displayed in the active frame, window frame navigation becomes active, allowing, thus, the operation with icon inside the frame. Therefore, since the operation of the icon inside the frame becomes possible when pressing the activation button navigation", the operation is intuitively known to the user. In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the seventh variant implementation, because the list of content is activated by the switching operation, the operation is intuitively known to the user and it is possible to provide the input device with a simple configuration having a small number of buttons, removing the toggle button.

The sequence of processing operations in accordance with the seventh embodiment of the

On Fig presents the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the seventh variant implementation. Note that the next step can be performed using the appropriate configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig first is pressing the buttons activate navigation (step S2901). Further displays the window frame navigation icon on the side of the display screen used for playback of the content (step S2902). To further frame the list of contents is displayed on part of the display screen used for playback of the content, excluding the window frame navigation (step S2903). In the future, the icon display media type icon device type, following the icon for the media type, and icon list of contents, following the icon device type in a string that is based on previously stored information list, in accordance with each link (step S2904). In addition, the window frame navigation is activated to be the aim of the operation button (step S2905). The installation operation of the input focus and selection, as shown in Fig, are treated as transactions for the icon inside the window frame navigation.

Further, the input selection of the focused icon is accepted and the list of contents with links to the selected icon (step S2906). Here is button activated (step S2907), activated frame list of contents and the control is performed so that the operation with the arrow direction, etc. is effective (step S2908).

A brief description of the effects of the seventh option exercise

According to the integrated interface device is, the corresponding seventh variant implementation, pressing the activation button causes switching of the switch activation frame navigation or the scope of the list of contents. Therefore, it is possible to provide the input device with a simple configuration with a small number of buttons, removing the toggle button.

The eighth option exercise

The concept of the eighth option exercise

On Fig presents an example of a screen change through operations using the activation button for the navigation of the integrated interface device corresponding to the eighth variant implementation. As shown in Fig, for example, the frame α-window navigation frame and β list of contents displayed on the display screen. In this state, pressing the activation button navigation, as shown in Fig, frame navigation, and icons inside the frame are removed.

The functional configuration of the eighth option exercise

On Fig presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the eighth variant implementation. As shown in Fig, "integrated front-end user's device" (3100), corresponding to the eighth variant implementation, based on the sixth embodiment, and contains a "mass storage device list is as content" (3001), mass storage device information list (3102), "hierarchical block display" (3103), "power focus" (3104), "unit selection" (3105) and "block list contents" (3106) "means the display of a window frame navigation (3107), "tool icon display inside the frame" (3108), "block activation (3109) and the tool frame displaying the list of contents" (3110). In addition, the integrated interface device of the eighth variant implementation, may contain the above-described components, not shown in the drawings, based on other variants of implementation. Note that these components have already been described in the above embodiment, so their description is omitted. In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the eighth variant implementation, the activation block further comprises a "removal tool" (3111). "Removal tool" (3111) is intended to remove the activation button of the window frame navigation and icon inside the frame, when the frame window navigation icon is displayed on part of the display screen used for playback of content. Thus, it is possible to remove the window frame navigation and icons within the scope of the activation button, so that it is possible to provide the input device with a simple configuration with a reduced number of buttons, removing the button is the switch.

The sequence of processing operations in accordance with the eighth embodiment of the

On Fig presents a flowchart of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the eighth variant implementation. Note that the next step can be implemented by corresponding configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig, initially accepted the pressing of the activation button navigation (step S3201). Further displays the window frame navigation icon on the side of the display screen used for playback of the content (step S3202). To further frame the list of contents is displayed on part of the display screen used for playback of the content, excluding the window frame navigation (step S3203). In the future, accept the installation operation of the input focus and selection, as shown in Fig.

Further accepts an input of selection of the focused icon and the list of contents with links to the selected icon. Here, when the activation button is pressed (step S3204), the box and navigation icons inside the frame are removed from the display screen (step S3205).

Brief op is a description of the effects of the eighth option exercise

According to the integrated interface device corresponding to the eighth variant implementation, pressing the activation button deletes the activation of a window frame and navigation frame the list of contents. Therefore, it is possible to provide the input device with a simple configuration with a small number of buttons, removing the delete button.

The ninth option exercise

The concept of the ninth option exercise

The integrated interface device of the ninth variant implementation, based on the above-described embodiment, and determine in advance the icon for which the input focus is set by default when you activate using the following process. Specifically, in the ninth embodiment, the icon, focused the last set next time as the default position of the input focus.

The functional configuration of the ninth option exercise

On Fig presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the ninth version of the implementation. As shown in Fig, "integrated front-end user's device" (3300), corresponding to the ninth variant implementation, based on the first embodiment, and contains "remember what its device list contents" (3301), storage device information list" (3302), "hierarchical block display" (3303), "power focus" (3304), "unit selection" (3305) and "block list contents" (3306). In addition, the integrated interface device of the ninth variant implementation, may contain the above-described components, not shown in the drawings, based on other variants of implementation. Note that these components have already been described in the above-mentioned embodiment, so their description is omitted. In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the ninth variant implementation, the block of focusing further comprises the means of memorizing the last icon (3307) and "the first tool set focus by default" (3308).

"The means of memorizing the last icon (3307) has a memory function icon, focused the last, and may be implemented, for example, using various media, such as flash memory. Specifically, information identifying icon, again focusing unit focusing is written or overwritten in chronological order in the flash memory and so on, keeping thus the icon, focused the last.

"The first tool set focus by default" (3308) has a function of setting the input focus of the icon stored media is the your keep track of the last of the default icon, and can be carried out, for example, computing device, such as a CPU. Note that the "set focus default input" means a pre-setting the focus to the state in which the operation of the input focus from the user after activation of the device has not been adopted. Therefore, the focus for this icon, which is focused by default, is set as for the latter focused icon, making it easier, therefore, for the user starting the operation.

The sequence of processing operations in accordance with the ninth embodiment of the

On Fig presents a flowchart of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the ninth version of the implementation. Note that the next step can be implemented by corresponding configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig, first, according to the processes described in Fig, are displayed in the icon bar with the link, the installation operation of the input focus and selection operation for the icon in response to the operation input from the user and display the list of contents. In the future, after the deposits of a focused icon before turning off the power supply, etc. stored on the storage medium (step S3401). After that, when the device is re-activated by switching on the power supply, etc. based on previously stored information list, the icon noted in step S3402, and other icons that are connected to the icon displayed in the row in accordance with relationship (step S3402).

Brief description of the effects of the ninth option exercise

According to the integrated interface device corresponding to the ninth variant implementation, the icon, focused, can be installed as originally focused next time by default, making it easier, therefore, for a user to perform an initial operation.

The tenth option exercise

The concept of the tenth option exercise

Integrated interface device corresponding to the tenth version of the implementation is also based on the above-described embodiment, and pre-determines the icon that should be focused by default when you activate using the following process. Specifically, in the tenth embodiment is obtained history information selection icon focused when the input block selection. Further, for example, history information is analyzed so that the icon with the most is kolichestvo election from among the icons selected by the user, was installed as the default position for setting the input focus.

The functional configuration of the tenth option exercise

On Fig presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the tenth version of the implementation. As shown in Fig, "integrated front-end user's device" (3500), corresponding to the tenth version of the implementation, based on the first embodiment, and contains a storage device for a list of contents" (3501), mass storage device information list (3502), "hierarchical block display" (3503), "power focus" (3504), "unit selection" (3505) and "block list contents" (3506). In addition, the integrated interface device of the tenth variant implementation, may contain the above-described components, not shown in the drawings, based on other variants of implementation. Note that these components have already been described in the above-mentioned embodiment, and therefore their descriptions are omitted. In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the tenth variant implementation, the block of focusing further comprises the storage medium information chronology of choice" (3507) and the second tool set focus is water default" (3508).

"A means of storing information chronology of choice" (3507) has the function of storing information chronology selection icon to select the input block selection, and may be implemented using various media, such as flash memory. Specifically, information identifying icon that has the input focus the input block selection, consistently recorded in the flash memory, etc., preserving, thus, information history of selection of the icon.

"The second installation tool focus by default" (3508) has the function of setting the focus of the selection icon, defined on the basis of the stored information for the chronology of the default choice, and this function can be implemented, for example, computing device, such as a CPU. The term "defined on the basis of information chronology of choice" means, for example, the amount calculated in respect of each icon so that the icon with the greatest number of choices was defined as the icon setting focus by default. In addition, for example, information about the date and time of selection of the icon is added and stored as information input selection, considering, therefore, the number of choices icon on each specified date and time. Therefore, when performing the process of determining, based on information of chronologywise, the current time receive from the built-in clock and icon, the most selective in the next period of time is determined as the target icon to set input focus by default.

The sequence of operations in accordance with the tenth embodiment of the

On Fig presents a flowchart of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the tenth version of the implementation. Note that the next step can be implemented by corresponding configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig, first, according to the processes described in Fig appear in the row of icons with a link to the icon set the input focus in response to the operation input (S3601) from the user and the focused icon is stored on the media data as history information of the selection (step S3602). After that, when the device is re-activated by power, etc. based on the stored history choice is determined by the icon, which should be set the default focus (step S3603). Further, based on pre-stored information is squeak, a specific icon and other icons, which are linked to the icon displayed in the row in accordance with relationship (step S3604).

Brief description of the effects of the tenth option exercise

According to the integrated interface device corresponding to the tenth version of the implementation, it is possible to determine the icon that will set the input focus by default, using the information in the chronology of the selection icon, focused when selecting, simplifying, thus starting the operation of the user.

Eleventh option exercise

The concept of the eleventh option exercise

The integrated interface device of the eleventh variant implementation, based on the above-described embodiment, and using the selection key areas described in the third embodiment, it is possible to move the focus of the graphical user interface (breadcrumb navigation), configured to display icons, such as icon for the media type and the icon for the device type. In addition, you can select content from the list of contents, such as the manual displayed for selection after the installation operations focus icon GUI, using the same selection key areas.

Functional configuration the radio eleventh option exercise

On Fig presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the eleventh version of the implementation. As shown in Fig, "integrated front-end user's device" (3700), corresponding to the eleventh variant implementation, based on the third embodiment, and contains a storage device for a list of contents" (3701), mass storage device information list (3702), "hierarchical block display" (3703), "power focus" (3704), "unit selection" (3705), "block list contents" (3706) and "a tool for arrow direction" (3707) and/or the means for input keys" (3708). In addition, the integrated interface device of the eleventh variant implementation, may contain the above-described components, not shown in the drawings, based on other variants of implementation. Note that these components have already been described in the above-mentioned embodiment, so their description is omitted. In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the eleventh variant implementation, the block of focusing further comprises the means for selection key directions for a list of contents" (3709), using the same selection key areas that the tool selection key focus is to be placed.

"The tool selection key directions for a list of contents" (3709) has a function of setting the input focus to display the content ID contained in the content list, the extracted block list contents, and move the focus between the indications of the content ID, and may be implemented, for example, the Central processing unit and random access memory device selection key directions provided on the input device, and a program selection key directions for the list of contents.

Specifically, the list of contents is a graphical user interface in which a group from multiple displays content ID as targets of selection, such as a manual or a list of records transferred, using different styles, such as listing items or display icons and displayed. The user selects the desired content from the list of contents and performs operations, such as the introduction of content that should be viewed, or programming records. In addition, the tool selection key directions for the list of contents has the function of moving the input focus to select one indication of the content ID of the many indications of the content ID in the list. In addition, the means for CL the Vichy direction for a list of the contents of the input operation to move is made by pressing direction, shown in Fig for the third variant implementation. Therefore, the tool selection key directions for a list of contents uses the same key to select the direction that the tool selection key areas.

Another functional configuration corresponding to the eleventh option exercise

To manage hierarchical interface (hierarchical navigation) figure 9 by using the hierarchical display and a list of content, such as the manual, using one selection key areas, the integrated interface device of the eleventh variant implementation has the following configuration and may have a sorting function of the above-mentioned operations.

On Fig presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the eleventh variant implementation, with the sorting function of both operations. As shown in Fig, "integrated front-end user's device" (3800), corresponding to the eleventh variant implementation, based on the third embodiment, and contains a storage device for a list of contents" (3801), mass storage device information list (3802), "hierarchical block display" (3803), "power focus" (3804), "b is OK selection" (3805), "block list contents" (3806) and "a tool for arrow direction" (3807) and/or a means for input keys" (3808) and "tool display the hierarchy" (3809). In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the eleventh variant implementation, the block of focusing further comprises the means sort of type of keyboard operations" (3810), "vehicle motion control setup input focus when the hierarchical display (3811) and "vehicle motion control setup input focus when displaying the list of contents" (3812).

"A means of sort of type of keyboard operations" (3810) has the function of determining which unit performs the display interface block hierarchical display or block list the contents, and may be implemented, for example, a Central processor, memory device and the sorting program type of keyboard operations. Specifically, for example, flag information indicating which program is currently running on the Central processor to display a graphical user interface, program block hierarchical display" or "program block list contents", is stored in the RAM storage device, etc. In the future, when receiving an input selection key directions through the device is about to enter the data with reference to the flag information, determines which component performs the mapping interface.

The vehicle motion control setup input focus when the hierarchical display (3811) has the function of receiving all or part of the list information from the storage device information list and motion control to set the input focus, based on the operation selection key areas, when the result of determination using the type definition of keyboard operation indicates that the display is performed by the block hierarchical display, and may be implemented, for example, CPU, RAM and disk storage, and program control moves to set input focus when the hierarchical display. Specifically, when it is determined that the display of the graphical user interface is performed by a hierarchical block display, if, for example, as shown in figure 4, is accepted by the operation of pressing down the arrow direction, that is, setting the focus is on "broadcasting", setting the input focus moves to the "iLink" and the icon "AVHDD" and the icon "list of accounts", which are linked in the top row, are accepted and displayed on the screen, as shown in Fig.6(b). Also, get information about the parameters of the criminal code of the binding, the list of contents, which currently has the input focus, is the "list of records" "AVHDD"connected with "iLink".

In addition, when the above display of the icon bar when you move the control setting focus in response to the operation selection keys, as shown in Fig.6(b), can only display a row of icons that contains the focused icon, and the icons on the other vertical and/or horizontal line may not be displayed. In accordance with this configuration, the icons are displayed in the string, excluding the case when other icons are displayed on the horizontal line (perpendicular to the vertical line) for the focused icon, which should be selected, thus effectively using the display screen.

The vehicle motion control setup input focus when displaying the list of contents" (3812) has the function of receiving all or part of the list information from the mass storage device information list and motion control for focusing, based on the operation selection key areas, when the determining means determine the type of keyboard operation indicates that the display is performed by the block list of the contents and may be, for example, by the CPU, operation the m mass storage device and transfer control to set the input focus in the list of contents. Specifically, when it is determined that the block output is displaying the graphical user interface, for example, if one accepts the input operation keys for selecting the direction, control moves the focus between frames is performed in such a way that in the manual, figure 3(a) select the desired program content (frame). Further, as described below, when pressed "enter button", as shown in figure 3(b), detailed information focused software content can be displayed or can run the preview/program or recording/programming write the content.

Hardware configuration corresponding to the eleventh option exercise

On Fig presents an example configuration of hardware of the integrated interface device corresponding to the eleventh version of the implementation. As shown in Fig, integrated front-end device is equipped with a "Central processor" (3901), "memory device" (3902), "flash memory" (3903), "VRAM" (3904), "display" (3905) and UI (user interface)" (3906), as described in the first embodiment. In addition, the user interface UI is a transmitter/receiver remote control and is equipped with a "key-direction" and the "enter button". The AOC is e, as described above, can be provided with a "connection diagram of external device", many "broadcasting receiving tuner" and "schemes Internet connection". These components are connected to each other via a data transmission channel "system bus", etc. in doing so, the transmission/reception and processing of information.

Here, when at the moment the integrated interface device executes the program hierarchical display and when the graphical user interface, shown in Fig.6, in which icons are displayed on the "display", "CPU" remembers the first flag indicating the hierarchical display, at the address 1 in the memory device, in accordance with the interpretation of the sorting program type of keyboard operations. When present, the integrated interface device executes the program displaying the content and when the graphical user interface, shown in figure 3, which is a list of content, such as leadership programs, is displayed on the "display", "CPU" remembers second flag indicating the list of contents, at the address 1 in the memory device in accordance with the interpretation of the sorting program type of keyboard operations.

Further, in a state where any of the C graphical user interfaces displayed on the "display", when the user presses the selection key directions of the remote control transmitter (UI), the integrated interface device of the eleventh variant implementation, receives a command to perform an operation receiver (UI) and demodulates and stores it at the address 2 in the "memory device". Hereinafter, "CPU" refers to the flag information stored at the address 1 in the memory device, in accordance with the interpretation of the sorting program type of keyboard operations. If the first checkbox is saved, this means that you are displaying a graphical user interface for the hierarchy of icons, so that the Central processing unit reads and interprets the control program moves to set input focus on the hierarchical display. In the future, based on my interpretation of the "Central processor" move input focus among the icons in accordance with the operation keys for direction, stored at the address 2 in "memory device and sends the information about the list stored in "flash memory", and obtains the icons from a string that has a relationship with a focused icon. In further obtained icons from the string displayed on the display screen through the "VRAM". Chrome is also get information about the parameters indicating the list of the contents of the row for which currently has the input focus and which is stored at the address 3 in the "memory device". Therefore, it is possible to display the list of contents in accordance with the parameter information indicating a list of contents when any icon has the input focus.

Meanwhile, when the second box is saved in the "memory device" in the reference safety information in accordance with the interpretation of the sorting program type of keyboard operations, this means that you are displaying a graphical user interface for a list of contents, so that the Central processing unit reads and interprets the program motion control in the list of contents. Further, based on my interpretation of the "Central processor" moves the focus among the contents list of the contents in accordance with the operation keys for selecting the directions are stored at the address 2 in the "memory device". Here, when the signal reception operation indicating the pressing of the "enter button" with "UI", detailed information about the content of the program, focused in the present, can be obtained from the "flash memory" and can be displayed. Alternatively, can b the th view/programming viewing or recording/programming write the content.

The sequence of processing operations in accordance with the eleventh embodiment of the

On Fig presents a flowchart of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the eleventh version of the implementation. Note that the next step can be performed using the appropriate configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig, initially in random access memory device is stored flag information indicating that the icons, such as icon for the media type, appear in the string, based on the information of the list (the first box) or information indicating that the list of contents is displayed and is displayed (second check) (step S4001). Further accepts user operation using the selection key directions provided on the input device (step S4002), and the stored flag information reference is made (step S4003). If the first check box is saved in accordance with the operation on the designated icon set focus (phase S4004A) and, based on the information list, the icons appear again in the Troc in accordance with a relationship with a focused icon (step S4005A). In addition, the obtained parameter information indicating a list of contents for focused at the present time line icons (step S4006A).

Meanwhile, if you saved the second check box, move the focus between the content in the list of contents is performed in accordance with information operations (phase S4004B). Here, when accepted by pressing the enter button, the screen display can be performed displaying detailed information of the content viewing/programming viewing or recording/programming write the content.

Brief description of the effects of the eleventh option exercise

According to the integrated interface device corresponding to the eleventh variant implementation, you can control the graphical user interface using the hierarchical display in which the icons are displayed in a line, and the graphical user interface of the list of contents, using the selection key areas.

Twelfth variant implementation

The concept of the twelfth option exercise

The integrated interface device of the twelfth variant implementation, based on the above-described embodiment, and using the selection key areas described in the third embodiment, it is possible the output of the th list of the contents of the graphical user interface, configured using built media icons, etc. in Addition, with regard to content in the displayed list of content, it is possible to perform input processing for displaying information content, viewing or recording of the content.

The functional configuration of the twelfth option exercise

On Fig presents a functional block diagram of the integrated interface device corresponding to the twelfth variant implementation. As shown in Fig, "integrated front-end user's device" (4100), corresponding to the twelfth variant implementation, based on the third embodiment, and contains a storage device for a list of contents" (4101), mass storage device information list (4102), "hierarchical block display" (4103), "power focus" (4104), "unit selection" (4105), "block list contents" (4106) and "a tool for managing keys" (4107) and/or "means for the keys select the direction" (4108). In addition, the integrated interface device of the twelfth variant implementation, may contain the above-described components, not shown in the drawings, based on other variants of implementation. Note that these components have already been described in the above-mentioned embodiment, so their description is of omitted. In addition, in the integrated interface device corresponding to the twelfth variant implementation, the block of focusing further comprises the means of sorting operations input (4109) and the tool output control signal for a list of contents" (4110).

"A means of sorting operations input (4109) has the function of determining which unit performs display interface after the operation input by pressing the input means for the enter button, block hierarchical display or block list the contents, and may be, for example, a Central processor, memory device and the sorting program types of entry operations. Specifically, like the tool sort of types of keyboard operations", for example, determines which graphical user interface currently displayed, using the flag information indicating the program currently executing on the Central processor to display a graphical user interface.

"The tool output control signal for a list of contents" (4110) has the function of outputting a control signal for the block list of contents, the list of content that has a relationship with a focused icon, in response to the input operation when the result of determination by means of sorting operations BBO is and indicates that display is performed by the hierarchical display unit, and may be implemented, for example, a Central processor, memory device and program output the control signal for the list of contents.

Specifically, if it is determined that the display of the graphical user interface is performed by a hierarchical block display, when receiving the operation buttons of the input provided by the input device such as remote control, you will get a list of content that has links to a focus at the present time line icons, for example, information about the parameters indicating the "list of records" for "AVHDD"connected with "iLink". Further information about the parameters is output as the control signal and the write list for AVHDD is output and displayed as a list of contents.

Meanwhile, if it is determined that the block output for the list of contents is displayed graphical user interface, when receiving the operation of the enter button provided on the input device, such as a remote control, it executes a pre-defined process for a content focused now in the list of contents. This is a pre-defined process is not limited and examples of the process include the so is their information content, viewing (playback/programming content, the recording/programming write content or deletion of data of the recorded content data copying of the recorded content or the process of starting editing (for example, change the name of the file or editing scenes recorded content or other content). In addition, can be displayed in a graphical user interface to select the desired user process.

Thus, it is possible to work with a graphical user interface using the hierarchical display in which the icons are displayed in a row, and with the graphical user interface of the list of contents, using the selection key destinations on the input device.

The sequence of operations in accordance with the twelfth embodiment of the

On Fig presents a flowchart of the sequence of operations processes in the integrated interface device corresponding to the twelfth variant implementation. Note that the next step can be accomplished by appropriate configuration of hardware of the computer, as described above, or may configure the program stored on the data carrier and serves to control the computer. As shown in Fig, nachal the online storage device is stored flag information, specifies that icons, such as icon for the media type, appear in the string, based on the information of the list (the first box) or information indicating that the list of contents is displayed and is displayed (second check) (step S4201). Further accepts user operation using the selection key directions provided on the input device (step S4202), and reference is made to the stored flag information (step S4203). If you saved your first option parameter information indicating a list of the contents of the row of icons, focused in the present, is shown as a control signal for displaying the list of contents (stage S4204A).

Meanwhile, if the second check box is saved in accordance with the information of the operation in relation to content, focused in the list of contents that can display detailed information of the content on the display screen, the display/programming viewing or recording/programming record content (step S4204B).

Brief description of the effects of the twelfth option exercise

According to the integrated interface device corresponding to the twelfth variant implementation, it is possible to work with a graphical user interface using the hierarchical display in which icons are displayed in the string, and with the graphical user interface of the list of contents, using the enter key on the input device.

Description reference positions

0200 Integrated interface device

0201 Storage device for a list of contents

0202 Storage device for the information of the list

0203 Block hierarchical display

0204 Unit focus

0205 input Block selection

0206 Block list content

1. Integrated interface device, comprising: a storage device for a list of contents that lists the contents; a storage device for information list that stores information list containing the relationship between the type of media to produce content, the type of device to obtain content for each media type, and the identifier of the list of contents that can be obtained for each device type; block hierarchical display that displays the icon for the media type icon device type, the following icon for the media type, and icon list of contents on the next icon to device type in the string, based on the information list in accordance with each link; the unit of focus to set focus on any one of the icon for the media type icon device type and icon list of contents; input block selection for you enter the ora focused icon; and the block list of contents that displays a list of contents with links to the icon in accordance with the input selection the input block selection.

2. Integrated front-end device according to claim 1, in which the hierarchical display further comprises a means of receiving graphics commands, receiving a graphics command, and the renderer options in the same hierarchy, displaying other icons in the same hierarchy, so that other icons can be selected, to focus and be installed perpendicular to the line of icon media type icon device type and icon list of contents to create a L-shaped or T-shaped, in respect of each hierarchy using graphics commands for each icon.

3. Integrated front-end device according to claim 2, in which the hierarchical display further comprises a display device along the edge, showing two rows of L-shaped or top row of the T-shaped along the edges or edge of the display screen.

4. Integrated front-end device according to claim 3, in which the hierarchical display further comprises a means of receiving input of a selection region for accepting input of selection edges of the display screen, and the edge is used for display by display means along the edge.

5. Online is integrated with the front-end device according to any one of claims 1 to 4, in which focusing further comprises means for selection key areas containing key select the direction to move the installation of the input focus.

6. Integrated front-end device according to claim 5, in which the block of focusing further comprises means for selection key directions for a list of contents, sets the input focus to display the content ID contained in the list of contents, extracted from the block list of the contents, and move the set input focus among the indications of the content ID, and uses the same selection key areas as a tool for selection key areas.

7. The integrated interface device of claim 6, in which the block of focusing further comprises a means of sorting types of keyboard operations, specifying which unit performs interface display: block hierarchical display or output device to the list of contents, the vehicle motion control to set the input focus on the hierarchical display, receipt of all or part of the list information from the storage device to the list information, and transfer control to set the input focus, based on the operation selection key areas, when the result of determination using the definition wide-angle the operation type indicates that display is performed by the block hierarchical display, and vehicle motion control to set focus to the list of contents, receipt of all or part of the list information from the storage device to the list information, and transfer control to set the input focus, based on the operation selection key areas, when the result of determination by using the sort types of keyboard operations indicates that the display is performed by the block output list contents.

8. Integrated front-end device according to any one of claims 1 to 4, in which the input block selection further comprises means for button input, containing the enter button.

9. The integrated interface device of claim 8, in which the input block selection further comprises means sorting operation type input specifies which unit performs display interface after the operation input button input means for a button input: block hierarchical display or block list the contents, and the tool output control signal for a list of contents that outputs a control signal for the block list of contents to list the contents had a relationship with a focused icon, in response to the input operation when the determining means determining the operation type input points is o, that display is performed by the block hierarchical display.

10. Integrated front-end device according to any one of claims 1 to 4, in which the hierarchical display further comprises a means of display of a window frame navigation that displays the window frame navigation icon on the side of the display screen used for playback of content, and the tool icon display inside the frame that displays the icon inside the window frame navigation.

11. The integrated interface device of claim 10, comprising: activation block containing the activation button to activate the display means of the window frame navigation tool icon display inside the frame.

12. Integrated front-end device according to claim 11, in which list the contents further comprises a means of display frame list content frame displays the list of contents for a list of the contents of the screen display used for playback of the content, excluding the window frame navigation.

13. Integrated front-end device according to item 12, in which the activation block further comprises a switching tool, forcing to trigger the activation button so that the active window for the operation selection key areas selected by the selection switch, when the frame window navigation and R is the ICA list contents are displayed simultaneously.

14. Integrated front-end device according to item 12, in which the activation block additionally contains
the removal tool, forcing to trigger the activation button so to remove the window frame navigation and icon inside the frame, when the frame window navigation icon is displayed on part of the display screen used for playback of content.

15. Integrated front-end device according to any one of claims 1 to 4, in which the focus provides a means of remembering the last icon, memory icon, focused the last, and the first tool set focus to the default setting the default focus on the icon saved using the memory of the last icon.

16. Integrated front-end device according to any one of claims 1 to 4, in which the block of focusing further comprises a means of remembering information chronology choice memory information chronology selection icon to select the input block selection, and the second tool set focus to the default setting the default focus on the icon determined based on the stored historical information selection.

17. The method of control of the integrated interface device, the storage device containing the list of contents that lists content, and JV is the property instructs the computer to perform the steps where: get information list containing the relationship between the type of media to produce content, the type of device to obtain content for each media type and the identifier of the list of contents for each type of device; hierarchically display the icon for the media type icon device type, the following icon for the media type, and icon list of contents on the next icon device type to a string, based on the information list in accordance with each communication; sets the input focus on the relevant icons; enter the selection of the focused icon; and list of contents, with links to the icon, in accordance with input selection using the input block selection.



 

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6 cl, 11 dwg

FIELD: information technologies.

SUBSTANCE: method of a conversion system operation to manage digital rights to grant a license to a client's device corresponding to coded content consists in the following. The first content of the first type of digital rights content and the first license corresponding to the first content are converted to manage digital rights in order to generate the second content of the second type of digital rights content and the second license corresponding to the second content. A license request is received, corresponding to the second content distributed by means of superdistribution to a third party. The second license corresponding to the second content distributed by means of superdistribution is requested from a server corresponding to the second management of digital rights. The second license corresponding to the second content distributed by means of superdistribution is received and sent to a third party.

EFFECT: expansion of functional resources due to development of a license granting mechanism for appropriate content distributed by means of superdistribution.

17 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: like or dislike of a content element played on a personalised content channel is determined based on feedback from the user; the profile is updated based on the determined like or dislike, wherein that profile is associated with the personalised content channel and contains a plurality of attributes and attribute values associated with said content element, where during update, if like has been determined, a classification flag associated with each of said attributes and attribute values is set; the degree of liking is determined for at least on next content element based on said profile; and that at least one next content element is selected for playing on the personalised content channel based on the calculated degree of liking.

EFFECT: method for personalised filtration of content elements which does not require logic input or user identification procedures.

5 cl, 1 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: like or dislike of a content element played on a personalised content channel is determined based on feedback from the user; the profile is updated based on the determined like or dislike, wherein that profile is associated with the personalised content channel and contains a plurality of attributes and attribute values associated with said content element, where during update, if like has been determined, a classification flag associated with each of said attributes and attribute values is set; the degree of liking is determined for at least on next content element based on said profile; and that at least one next content element is selected for playing on the personalised content channel based on the calculated degree of liking.

EFFECT: method for personalised filtration of content elements which does not require logic input or user identification procedures.

5 cl, 1 dwg

FIELD: physics, image processing.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a display device and more specifically to a display device and control method thereof. The technical result is achieved due to that an initial image is converted to an image with an enhanced picture and a traditional image which are then displayed. The display device has a controller (140) which divides the screen into a first display window and a second display window and outputs control signals based on display options corresponding to the first display window and the second display window, and a video processing device (160) which divides the initial image into a first part and a second part, and modifies picture quality of each part of the image from the first and the second part of the image, which must be displayed in each display window from the first and the second display window depending on the control signals.

EFFECT: more efficient display of images using their control method, which can convert one input signal source into an image with an improved picture and a traditional image in such a way that the image is displayed.

19 cl, 8 dwg, 2 ex

FIELD: technology for controlling orientation of image.

SUBSTANCE: orientation mode detector measures angles of rotation of display panel in several directions and determines orientation mode for source image data based on measured rotation angles. System memory stores orientation parameters in accordance to a set of image orientation modes. System controller originally receives information, pointing out orientation mode, from orientation mode detector, and extracts orientation parameters corresponding to received information from system memory. Finally, driver alters orientation of original image data in accordance to extracted orientation parameters.

EFFECT: optimal automatic orientation of image depending on turn of panel of display in several directions.

3 cl, 13 dwg

FIELD: handheld devices with display; information viewing.

SUBSTANCE: in response to changes of tilt angle of device part of page containing information is changed. The named page lies on a virtual surface in co-ordinates system and every page point has a certain location in co-ordinates system. Initially display surface is oriented against virtual surface so that line of support perpendicular to monument point on display surface and starting from some monument point touches the page containing information in defined point. Part of page around defined point is displayed and in response to handheld device tilt mirror line is created by mirror reflection of support line against line perpendicular to display surface and passing through monumental point. Mirror line virtual surface contact point is defined and a part around contact point is displayed. Also handheld device for viewing information is declared.

EFFECT: improved image adjustment.

24 cl, 20 dwg

The invention relates to portable devices, namely, miniature or pocket computers, mobile phones, communication etc

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: method enables to correct information on a parallel highway by triple repetition (recording) of information while shifting the information by a number of bits defined by the number of bits lying next, whose faults must be counteracted, wherein the maximum number of counteracted faults does not exceed the number (integer) obtained by dividing the number of bits of the highway by three, and with subsequent bitwise majorisation.

EFFECT: high fault tolerance.

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: method of scrolling through elements in a computing environment involves detecting holding down of a directional button; scrolling through a set of items in a direction corresponding to the directional button with a first rate of scrolling; entering the turbo-scrolling mode in response to determination that holding down of the directional button continues for a threshold time, and determining that the set of items includes at least one threshold number of items, stopping scrolling through the set of items in response to detection of release of the directional button; activating direction correction mode for a certain period of time after releasing the directional button, and exiting the turbo-scrolling mode to allow scrolling with the first rate of scrolling both in the direction corresponding to the directional button and in another direction corresponding to another directional button, if scrolling does not resume within a certain period of time.

EFFECT: faster search of content items in large volumes of content by changing scrolling modes for different types of content and content volume, especially by remote control.

20 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: shell browser provides an extensibility mechanism so that third party developers can extend the functionality of the default previewer for particular file types. A graphical user interface includes a control which enables a user to select a previewer for displayed files from a plurality of available previewers. Alternatively, the shell browser can automatically select a previewer from a plurality of available previewers. A data structure contains information indicating the availability of multiple previewers in a shell browser.

EFFECT: extending the functionality of an object previewer in a shell browser by increasing volume of information provided to the user.

8 cl, 11 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: in response to an attempt to select a target displayed on a screen, a callout can be rendered in a non-occluded area of the screen, wherein the callout comprises a representation of an occluded area of the screen in a non-occluded area of the screen, the callout is rendered when it is determined based on interaction with the user that the area under the selection area is occluded, the callout is not rendered when it is determined that the area under the selection area is not occluded, and the interaction with the user involves touching the occluded area of the screen with the selection entity when attempting to select the target displayed on the screen under the selection entity; and determining that the area under the selection area is occluded if the selection entity is in contact with the display for more than a threshold time.

EFFECT: more accurate selection of small targets displayed on a touch screen, fewer errors caused by occlusion of these targets by the finger of the user.

22 cl, 9 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: display device has photodetectors placed in the display region, meant for outputting a light intensity signal, thin-film transistors with an n-type channel which are used as source repeaters with a gate, to which the signal is transmitted, wherein each of said transistors includes a drain to which a pulse signal is transmitted, whose level increases when transmitted to said gate, means of detecting light intensity by detecting output of the source repeater, and a capacitor with leads, the first of which is connected to said gate and a second pulse signal is transmitted to the second lead opposite the first lead, where the level of said second pulse signal increases until the level of the first pulse drops.

EFFECT: high accuracy of distinguishing between light and darkness during display.

15 cl, 9 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: in a system, wherein a transmitting device and a receiving device communicate with each other, the transmitting device has a first output module which outputs a first audio instruction and a transmitting module which transmits to the receiving device an output instruction, which instructs the receiving device to output a second audio instruction associated with the first audio instruction during a corresponding time for outputting a first guide, and the receiving device has a receiving module which receives an output instruction transmitted by the transmitting module, and an output module which outputs a second audio instruction in time according to the output instruction received by the receiving module.

EFFECT: broader functional capabilities by controlling time for playing back audio using corresponding devices such that there is no overlapping of audio when multiple devices playback audio.

23 cl, 19 dwg

FIELD: electricity.

SUBSTANCE: according to this invention, the capacitance sensor gauge integrated into the window panel includes the window panel transparent substrate, a non-conductive opaque decorative layer (formed on the window panel substrate surface along the edge of such surface so that to limit the transparent section area on the window panel substrate), a transparent conductive layer of the electrode image (formed on top of the window panel substrate transparent section and the decorative layer) and a conductive interconnection layer formed along the edge of the electrode image layer upper surface. The conductive interconnection layer is arranged so that to be concealed under the opaque decorative layer. Whereas the capacitance sensor gauge, according to this invention, is integrated into the window panel, no additional substrate (PET-E) is required whereon the electrode image is habitually applied; this enables the capacitance sensor gauge thickness reduction. Additionally, according to this invention, the sensor gauge requires no adhesive agents for a separate substrate bonding.

EFFECT: production prime cost reduction.

21 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: input device is equipped with a means of detecting finger touch and a means of providing haptic feedback to the finger in order to confirm switching on of the touch surface of the input device, and where the means of providing haptic feedback has at least three elongated objects made from shape memory metal, wherein each of the objects is arranged so as to operably interact with at least one means of displacement and become shorter in another direction than the rest of the elongated objects made from shape memory metal, while providing the finger with haptic feedback.

EFFECT: providing faster and more accurate haptic feedback when activating an input device, low height of the assembly of the input device.

15 cl, 4 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: haptic feedback system includes a controller, memory connected to the controller, an actuator drive circuit connected to the controller, and an actuator connected to the actuator drive circuit. The memory stores at least one haptic effect which is executed by the controller in order to create a haptic effect. The invention also discloses a method of generating a haptic effect and a computer-readable medium storing instructions for executing said method.

EFFECT: using a plurality of low-level parameters to generate stored haptic effects.

33 cl, 6 dwg, 3 tbl

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: touch sensor device has a touch sensor; an average value calculating means for calculating the average value of output voltage from the output section of the touch sensor; a threshold value calculating means for calculating a threshold value based on the average value; and a comparing/determining means for comparing the output voltage with the threshold value and, when it is determined that the output voltage is higher than the threshold value, outputting a determination signal, wherein the average value calculating means has a selecting means for periodically selecting output voltage values and writing the selected output voltage values as output voltage data into the writing section, and a calculating means for calculating a floating average value of output voltage written in the writing section, and sending the calculated floating average value to the threshold calculating means, and a voltage drop detecting means includes a detection means for outputting a signal indicating voltage drop when it has been detected that output voltage has dropped, and a means of deleting written data on output voltage from the writing section in accordance with the signal indicating voltage drop.

EFFECT: fewer malfunctions of the touch sensor device.

6 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: ATMs.

SUBSTANCE: methods for inputting data into ATM include following steps: forming an input signal when function key or auxiliary keyboard key is pressed at ATM panel, at the same time data inputted into ATM are assigned to pressed key, conversion of input signal from key to input signal, matching coordinate data of point of a point on screen of ATM, previously matched with pressed key, redirection of coordinate data input signal into computer data flow, meant for data input from mouse. Method for data input may have additional steps: forming of signal by pressing key of auxiliary keyboard, conversion of input signal from auxiliary keyboard key to input signal, matching key on standard letter-digit keyboard, previously matched with pressed key; redirection of received input into data flow of computer, meant for inputting data from standard keyboard. ATMs have computer and at least one device for performing financial operations in response to data input in computer, performed in accordance to methods for inputting data into ATM. Devices for storing software have software, providing for control of ATM in accordance to methods for inputting data in ATM.

EFFECT: higher efficiency.

6 cl

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