JP2003323384A - Online user expressing device and online user navigation device - Google Patents

Online user expressing device and online user navigation device

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JP2003323384A
JP2003323384A JP2002128901A JP2002128901A JP2003323384A JP 2003323384 A JP2003323384 A JP 2003323384A JP 2002128901 A JP2002128901 A JP 2002128901A JP 2002128901 A JP2002128901 A JP 2002128901A JP 2003323384 A JP2003323384 A JP 2003323384A
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Kazuhiro Kuroyama
Yutaka Shirai
豊 白井
和宏 黒山
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Matsushita Electric Ind Co Ltd
松下電器産業株式会社
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(57) [Summary] [PROBLEMS] In a device for displaying multimedia contents such as moving images, still images, music, and the like as thumbnails, when thumbnail information of connected users is displayed by network communication, operation states of the connected users are each other. To make it easier to understand. When there are a plurality of connected users, each connected user is specified. Further, the cursor of the connected user is navigated to an arbitrary position. SOLUTION: The control unit 102 of the terminal 1 changes the cursor information of the terminal 2 so that the communication partner can be identified, and performs control so as to perform display. Further, control is performed so that the cursor of the other party is moved in accordance with the movement of the cursor of the other party dragged on the cursor of the other party to be changed and displayed, and the cursor information is transmitted to the other party.

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Description: BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention
In a thumbnail display device for displaying a list of contents,
Connected user description that specifies the other party connected to the network
Display device, connection user identification method, and network connection
Connected user who navigates the connected partner's cursor
Navigation device and connected user navigation method
It is. [0002] Conventionally, for example, personal computers
Multimedia control for moving images, still images, music, etc.
The content of the tenz is displayed as a thumbnail (thumbnail: reduced image).
Device that displays a list
To display thumbnail information between connected users,
Send multimedia content pointed to by
I can trust. However, such multimedia
Content is copyrighted by the user or owner of the device.
Copyright fees required by copyright holders for distribution
No, so-called copyright-free content
And [0003] However, this problem
In this case, the user connecting via the network
It was difficult to understand each other's operation status. Also, multiple people
If connected users exist, identify each connected party
To do was difficult for the user. In addition,
Cursor of the connected user at any position during network communication
It was difficult to guide. [0004] The present invention has the above problems of the prior art.
It is made in consideration of the point,
Connected user specifying device to make the connection status
The purpose is to obtain a continuous user specification method. Further, the present invention makes it possible to simplify a plurality of connected users.
Connected user explicit device that can be identified
The purpose is to obtain the connection and connection user specification method. Further
In addition, the present invention provides a communication partner with the operation of our cursor.
Navigate the communication partner by moving the cursor of
Connected user navigation device and connected user
The aim is to get a way to navigate. [0006] In order to achieve this object,
In addition, the connected user specifying device according to claim 1 of the present invention,
Each connected to a general-purpose network;
List of multimedia contents transmitted via
In the thumbnail display device shown in FIG.
On the screen of another thumbnail display device connected to the network
Cursor to the corresponding position on the screen of your device.
Change the shape of the cursor so that it differs from the shape of the cursor.
Control means for performing control to perform
It is a sign. [0007] A connection user according to claim 2 of the present invention.
The explicit devices are each connected to a general-purpose network and
Multimedia communication transmitted over the network for
In the thumbnail display device that displays a list of tents,
Other thumbnail display devices via a general-purpose network
A cursor that receives cursor information, which is information about the cursor.
Cursor information receiving means, and the cursor information receiving means.
Other thumbnail display for the received cursor information
Identification information adding means for adding information capable of identifying the device,
The other thumbnail display device is identified by the identification information adding means.
The cursor information to which distinguishable information has been added
The image of your device corresponding to the cursor position on the thumbnail display device
Cursor table that controls display so that it is displayed at a position on the surface
Indication control means. [0008] A connection user according to claim 3 of the present invention.
The explicit devices are each connected to a general-purpose network and
Multimedia communication transmitted over the network for
In the thumbnail display device that displays a list of tents,
Other thumbnail display devices via a general-purpose network
When displaying thumbnail information mutually, the network
Send cursor information to other thumbnail display devices during communication
User information transmitting means, and from another thumbnail display device.
User information receiving means for receiving cursor information;
Display the cursor position acquired by the
The general-purpose network.
You are a user of another thumbnail display device connected to
The connection user is specified. [0009] The connection user according to claim 4 of the present invention.
The explicit device is connected to the connected user explicit device according to claim 3.
And the user information transmitting means expresses a connected user
Information, and the user information receiving means
Receiving the information to be expressed, the connected user display means
By displaying information that individually represents connected users,
Each user can be identified when there are multiple connected users
It is characterized by the ability. A connection user according to claim 5 of the present invention.
The navigation method is connected to a general-purpose network.
Multimedia transmitted through the general-purpose network.
Thumbnail display device that displays a list of media contents
And specify the users connected to the network
A method comprising the steps of:
Cursor which is information about the cursor of the nail display device
A cursor information receiving step of receiving information;
The cursor information received in the
Identification that adds information that can identify thumbnail display devices
The information adding step and the identification information adding step allow other thumbnails to be obtained.
Cursor information with information that can identify the file display device.
Information on the cursor position of the other thumbnail display device.
Display control to display at the corresponding position on the screen of the own device
And a cursor display control step of performing
ing. [0011] The connection user according to claim 6 of the present invention.
The navigation device is a connected user identification device according to claim 1.
Wherein the control means is connected to the general-purpose network.
Cursor on the screen of another connected thumbnail display device
The cursor on your device to the corresponding position on your screen.
Display that changes the shape of the
In addition, another thumbnail table that changes and displays
Drag the cursor on the cursor of the display device
Other thumbnails are displayed on the screen of the device according to the movement
The cursor is moved so that the display for moving the cursor of the device is displayed.
Control of the cursor, and the cursor information of the cursor is
Controlling transmission to other thumbnail display devices
Is performed. Further, the connection user according to claim 7 of the present invention.
The navigation device is a connected user identification device according to claim 2.
Device, the cursor of the own device is displayed on the screen of the own device.
Drag the cursor of another displayed thumbnail display device.
Drag detecting means for detecting that the
Other thumbnail table to move and display as the cursor moves
Cursor information about the cursor on the display device
Means for transmitting cursor information to the file display device.
In addition, the cursor display control means performs the display control.
And drag the cursor of another thumbnail display device
When the cursor of the own device is moved in this state,
Also performs control to move the cursor of the nail display device,
It is characterized by: [0013] The connection user according to claim 8 of the present invention.
The navigation device is a connected user explicit device according to claim 3.
Displayed by the connected user display means.
Dragging the cursor position of the connected user
Therefore, the cursor navigation that arbitrarily moves the display position
Moved by the cursor means and the cursor navigating means.
Cursor to send the location to another thumbnail display device
Vigating information transmitting means and the cursor navigating means
Cursor to receive the cursor position sent by
Vigating information receiving means, and the cursor navigating information receiving means.
Cursor to move based on the information received by the
Cursor moving means to change the cursor position of the connected user.
It is characterized by navigating arbitrarily. The connection user according to claim 9 of the present invention.
The navigation method is a method for specifying a connected user according to claim 5.
Method, the cursor of the own device is displayed on the screen of the own device.
Drag the cursor of another displayed thumbnail display device.
A drag detection step of detecting that the
Other thumbnail table to move and display as the cursor moves
Cursor information about the cursor on the display device
Transmitting cursor information to the file display device.
In addition, the cursor display control step includes the display control.
And drag the cursor of another thumbnail display device
When the cursor of the own device is moved in this state,
Also performs control to move the cursor of the nail display device,
It is characterized by: DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS One embodiment of the present invention will be described below.
Will be described with reference to the drawings. In this embodiment,
Connects the connected user's cursor information during network communication
Display the cursor position of the connected user by sending to the other party
To make it easier to understand each other's connection status.
It is. In this embodiment, the connection user's
Information indicating the cursor position includes, for example, color information and shape.
By sending and receiving information and icon information, the same terminal
The connected users displayed above can be easily identified
That's what I did. Further, this embodiment is different from other connection users.
Dragging the cursor position with our cursor
Sends the navigation information moved by dragging
By receiving, the cursor position of the other party will be
Navigate this by moving it directly with the sol movement
It is something that can be done. FIG. 1 is a diagram showing a connected user according to the present embodiment.
Showing the configuration of the display device and the connected user navigation device
I have. In FIG. 1, a terminal 1 is a network interface.
Face part (user information transmission means, user information receiver
Column, cursor navigation information transmission means, cursor navigation
Card information receiving means) 101, a control unit (control means, cursor
Navigation means, cursor movement means, identification information addition hand
Column, cursor display control means) 102, storage section 103, input
Output interface unit 104, input unit 105, output unit
(Connected user display means) 106,
It is connected to the network 1000. The terminal 2 is connected to the network
Interface section (user information transmission means, user information reception
Means, cursor navigation information transmission means, cursor navigation
Gate information receiving means) 201, control unit (control means, car
Sol navigating means, cursor moving means, identification information addition
Means, cursor display control means) 202, storage section 203,
An input / output interface unit 204, an input unit 205, and
And an output unit (connected user display means) 206
Connected to the network 1000 in the same manner as the terminal 1.
Have been. In the first embodiment, for example, one terminal 1
Terminal 2 is connected.
You can use any number of terminals. Network
The interface unit 101 is located on the network 1000
The signal and the signal of the control unit 102 are exchanged with each other.
Transfer of information between the network 1000 and the control unit 102
Perform the reception. This network interface unit 10
1 is a cursor of a communication partner via the network 1000.
Cursor that receives cursor information, which is information about files
Information receiving means, communication partner via network 1000
Network information when displaying thumbnail information
Send user information to send cursor information to the communication partner during network communication
Communication means, user who receives cursor information from communication partner
Information receiving means, connected user displayed on our screen
The display position by dragging the cursor position of
Move by cursor navigation means to move arbitrarily
Cursor navigation information to send the
Information transmission means, transmitted by the cursor navigation means
Cursor navigation information to receive the cursor position
Includes function of means. The control section (control means) 102
2a and a ROM 102b.
02a executes various programs, and executes various programs.
Control the unit. The ROM 102b stores the CPU 102a.
Program and data required for processing.
I have. The control unit 102 is a connected user specifying device.
Now, the communication partner connected to the network 1000
Cursor on the corresponding position on our screen
Control so that the display is changed so that it can be identified.
Do. In the connected user navigation device,
On the cursor of the communication partner to change and display
With the movement of our cursor dragged with
Move the cursor of the communication partner on the screen and
To send the cursor information of the
I will do it. The storage unit 103 includes, for example, a hard disk,
A storage device such as a semiconductor memory,
Via internal information or network interface 101
It accumulates information of other information devices obtained. I / O interface
The face unit 104 includes a terminal 1, an input unit 105, and an output unit 1.
The exchange of information is carried out with the 06. The input unit 105
It consists of a keyboard, mouse, microphone, etc.
Cursor operation, character input, voice input
Enter the required information. The output unit 106 is, for example, a display, a liquid
It consists of a crystal panel, speakers, etc.
Output necessary information such as audio output. This output unit 106
Is the car of the communication partner obtained by the user information receiving means
Plays the role of connected user display means for displaying the sol position
You. FIG. 8 shows the internal structure of the control unit 102 shown in FIG.
An example is shown. In FIG. 8, the cursor state of the own terminal
The monitoring means 1021 monitors the state of its own cursor.
You. The own terminal cursor state detecting means 1022 monitors
Detects the state of its own cursor. Send cursor information
The communication means (cursor information transmitting step) 1023
Control to send information over the network
U. Own terminal cursor drag information monitoring means 10
24 indicates whether or not the cursor is in a drag state.
Monitor. The drag target determination unit 1025 determines whether
Whether the cursor is dragging the opponent's cursor
Is determined. Other terminal cursor information reception monitoring means 1026
Monitors the state of the cursor of the communication partner terminal. Other end
End cursor information reception detection means (cursor information reception step)
1027 detects the state of the cursor of the communication partner. Insight
The separate information adding means (identification information adding step) 1028
Information that allows the other party's cursor to easily identify the communicating party
Is added. Cursor display control means (cursor display control
Step) 1029 is a self cursor and a communication partner car
Control is performed so that the sol is displayed on the same screen. Then, the own terminal cursor drag information monitoring.
Means 1024, drag object determination means 1025
Cursor of the other party displayed on our screen.
Drag detection means (drag
(A bag detecting step). Also, a drag detecting means
And the cursor display control means 1029
The cursor of the connected user displayed by the display means
Drag the position to set the display position
A moving cursor navigation means is configured. Sa
In addition, the drag detecting means and the cursor information transmitting means 102
3. By using the cursor navigation information receiving means,
Moving means for moving the cursor based on the information
Is configured. The monitor means 1030 is provided for each of the above hands.
Control of steps 1021 to 1029 is performed. This monitor hand
Step 1030 corresponds to the OS running on the CPU 102a.
And each of the means 1021 to 1029
Is equivalent to an OS application program
is there. FIG. 9 shows the structure of the monitor means 1030.
More specifically, the program execution means 1030a
The task scheduling means 1030b
The row order is controlled, and the API execution means 1030 d
Some of the functions of S are used. Program memory 1030
c corresponds to the storage unit 103. The API (Application Programming I)
(nterface) means OS is open to application
Application interface
The application basically performs all processing through this API.
To do so. The API of the current general OS is a function form
And appropriate parameters from the application.
Data (argument) and call the API function. FIG. 10 shows the task scheduling of FIG.
The execution state of the program transits by means 1030b
Show the situation. In FIG. 10, a is the execution state of the program.
State, b is executable, c is waiting, d is dormant,
e is an unregistered state and a condition that transitions between these states
Conditions include task preemption (interruption),
Spatch (assign), wait, release wait, start, kill
End, end, create, delete, end and delete. Next, an embodiment configured as described above will be described.
The operation of will be described. First, the connected user
explain about. Now, terminal 1 and terminal 2
1000, and operates the input unit 105 of the terminal 1.
When operating the cursor of the terminal 1,
Terminal 2 expresses the cursor position of terminal 1 and the connected user
Consider the case where information is displayed. In this situation, the figure
2, for example, thumbnails tn1 to tn12
Cursor c1 position information of the user of the terminal 1 displayed on the screen
3 and FIG. 4 show the operation in the case of displaying
This will be described with reference to the flow of FIG. These two flows are shown in FIG.
Apparent by task scheduling means 1030b
Works simultaneously. Here, the user of the terminal 1 is (A),
Let the user of terminal 2 be (User B). First, when the terminal 1 is started or when a connection is established.
When the user starts the program of the user-specific device,
The operation starts from step S301. Step S
At 301, the control unit 102 of the terminal 1 has
I / O interface unit 1 by state monitoring means 1021
04 or information from the program of the control unit 102
To monitor the state of the cursor c1 of the user (A) of the terminal 1.
You. This controls the cursor position of the control unit 102, for example.
Receiving messages from programs that
Wind that is standardly installed on many models as a computer OS
The ows (R) operating system has its API
It is easy to use GetCursorPos
Can appear. In step S302, the cursor shape of the own terminal is changed.
The monitoring information of step S301 is
A change in the state of the cursor is detected from the information. This curso
For example, changes in the state of the cursor
Or direction and travel distance. Curso of the user (A)
When a change in the state of the device is detected, the terminal 2 is notified of the change.
The process proceeds to step S303 as an operation for notification.
You. If no change is detected, the operation moves to step S301.
Move the work and continue monitoring. In step S303, step S302
The information and user information obtained in
Cursor information transmission control means 1023 for
Controls the interface unit 101 and performs network 1
000 to the terminal 2. For example, user information
Can be used to identify user names and users
Effective form, color, picture, sound information. On the other hand, when the terminal 2 is activated,
When the user starts the program of the user specification device
Or the connected user specifying device of the terminal 1 is activated.
Then, the operation starts from step S401. In step S401, the control unit 2 of the terminal 2
02 other terminal cursor information reception monitoring means 1026
Depending on the network interface unit 201 or
Information is obtained from the program of the control unit 202, and the network
User sent from the terminal 1 via the client 1000
The reception of the cursor c1 information of (A) is monitored. this is,
For example, a network monitoring program of the control unit 202
It can be realized by receiving messages from them. In step S402, step S401
The other terminal cursor information reception detecting means 10 from the monitoring information of
27 detects the reception of the cursor information. Received detected
In this case, the cursor of the user (A) is displayed on the terminal 2.
Then, the process proceeds to step S403. car
If the reception of the sol information is not detected, step S40
The operation is shifted to 1 and monitoring is continued. In step S403, step S402
Is output from the output unit 2 based on the cursor information obtained in
06, and in terminal 2, the same car as terminal 1
Display using the user information received at the sol position.
For example, in the example of FIG.
By transmitting the user name (A), the terminal 2
The cursor information of the terminal 1 is added by the separate information adding means 1028.
By adding identification information, a normal arrow-shaped cursor
File with a circular shape and user information (A) displayed inside.
Cursor display control means 1
029, the same cursor position as that at the cursor terminal 1
The cursor c11 after this deformation is displayed at the cursor position.
And the cursor position of the user (A) of the terminal 1 is clearly indicated.
can do. This is, for example, Windows (registered trademark)
Target) It can be realized by using SetCursorPos API. The same operation is performed by the terminals 1 and 2
By performing the roles in reverse, that is, the terminal 2
Send the user name (Otsu) as user information
In the terminal 1, the cursor is the same as the cursor c2 position of the terminal 2.
Can display the cursor c21 at the position
Yes, the cursor of the user of terminal 2 (Otsu) at terminal 1
The location can be specified. Then, the other party connected to the network
Even if there are multiple
By doing with regard to cursor information,
Can easily determine which party is connected.
Wear. Next, the connected user navigation device
explain. Terminal 1 and terminal 2 are connected to network 1000
Connected by the connected user specifying device,
The cursor position of the connected user (Otsu) of Terminal 2 is displayed on Terminal 1.
In the case shown, as shown in FIG.
By operating the input unit 105 of the
Of the connected user (Otsu) of Terminal 2 on Terminal 1
By dragging and moving the cursor display position
The cursor position of the user (Otsu) on the terminal 2 side
Move with cursor operation 1
The operation when navigating the cursor to the
This will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG. Note that this is actually
In addition to these two flows, the flows in FIGS.
These four flows are shown in the task schedule of FIG.
The ring means 1030b apparently operates simultaneously. First, when the terminal 1 is started or when a connection is established.
The user has started the program of the user navigation device
At this time, the operation starts from step S601. Stay
In step S601, input / output is performed by the control unit 102 of the terminal 1.
The interface unit 104 or the control unit 102
Information from the terminal 1 and the user (A) of the terminal 1 itself.
The drag information of the cursor c1 is monitored. For example, your terminal
The cursor drag information monitoring means 1024 is
From the program that controls the cursor dragging
Page to monitor drug information.
it can. Here, the drag information refers to the start of the drag,
End of lag, information on movement while dragging, etc. are included
You. In step S602, the monitoring information of step S601 is
From the information, the cursor c21 of the user (
Detects tag information. Drag target determination means 1025
Indicates that the target to which the cursor c1 of the terminal 1 is dragging is
In the case of the cursor c21 at the end 2, that is,
Of the position of the cursor c21 of the terminal 2 displayed on the display device.
When the tag information is detected, the terminal 2 is notified of the change.
Then, the process proceeds to step S603. Strange
If no conversion is detected, the operation moves to step S601.
And continue monitoring. In step S603, the step
The drag information obtained in step S602 is
Controls the network interface unit 101
The data is transmitted to the terminal 2 via the network 1000. On the other hand, when the terminal 2 is started or
The user has started the program of the user navigation device
When the connected user navigation device of the terminal 1 is activated
Then, the operation starts from step S701.
In step S701, the control unit 202
Network interface unit 201 or control unit 202
Information from the program and via the network 1000
To monitor the reception of the drag information sent from the terminal 1
You. This is, for example, the network monitoring of the control unit 202.
Realized by receiving messages from programs
be able to. In step S702, step S70
From the first monitoring information, the reception of the drag information is detected. This
When this is detected, the cursor c2 of the terminal 2 is navigated.
The process proceeds to step S703 as an operation for
You. On the other hand, if not detected, the operation proceeds to step S701.
Move the work and continue monitoring. In step S703
Is based on the drag information obtained in step S702.
The control unit 202 controls the output unit 206 and controls the car of the terminal 2.
The position of the sol c2 is changed with the movement of the cursor c1 of the terminal 1.
Navigate this by moving it. For example, figure
5, the cursor c1 of the user (A) of the terminal 1 is moved to the terminal 1
The cursor c21 of the user of the terminal 2 displayed above.
By dragging the position and moving it to any position,
Any position of the cursor c2 of the user (Otsu) on the terminal 2 side
You can navigate to the location. Also this place
In this case, on the terminal 2 side, the cursor c1 of the user (A) of the terminal 1
1 also corresponds to the operation of the cursor c1 of the user (A) on the terminal 1 side.
It moves with it. The terminal to which the present invention is applied is a personal computer.
It may be other than a null computer.
Equipment, set-top boxes, mobile phones, game consoles
It is all kinds of information equipment such as a container, an electronic organizer, etc. Also,
The target network is the Internet and Pasoko
Communication. Dedicated line connection, wired communication, wireless communication, infrared communication
And any network. The storage unit, which is a recording medium, stores a hard disk.
Disk, semiconductor memory, optical disk, flexible disk
A disk, magnetic tape, or the like may be used. In addition, network
Interface is LAN card or ISDN terminal
File, USB, IEEE 1394, or the like. Also book
The invention is not limited to the embodiments described above. As described above, according to the first embodiment,
Thumbnail display for displaying a list of multimedia contents
In the device, the communication partner's thumbnail is
When displaying file information to each other,
Cursor information is exchanged between the
Location is displayed, so specify the connected user.
It becomes possible. Further, information representing the connected user is transmitted and received.
Display information that represents the connected user.
Each user easily when there are multiple connected users
Can be identified. Further, the cursor position of the connected user is
Move the display position arbitrarily by dragging
Depending on this, the cursor position of the connected user can be set
To move the other party's cursor to
Can be gated. For example, if another connected user
Instantly select the multimedia content we want to select
If you can't find it, we drag the other party's cursor
To the multimedia content you want to select
Move the sol to aim at the opponent's cursor
Moving quickly to multimedia content
Can be easily connected to the network.
You will be able to navigate. As described above, according to the first aspect of the present invention,
According to the connection user specification device of
Connected to each other and transmitted via the general-purpose network.
Thumbnail display for displaying a list of multimedia contents
In the device, another device connected to the general-purpose network
Move the cursor on the screen of the thumbnail display device to
At the corresponding position on the screen, the cursor
Control so that the display is changed by changing the shape
Control means to perform thumbnail display
Easily identify multiple connected users connected to the device
There are effects that can be. The connection user according to claim 2 of the present invention.
According to the explicit device, each connected to a general-purpose network
Multimedia transmitted through the general-purpose network.
Thumbnail display device that displays a list of media contents
And another thumbnail table via the general-purpose network.
Cursor information, which is information about the cursor of the display device, is received.
Cursor information receiving means for receiving the cursor information,
The cursor information received by the step
Information that adds information that can identify the file display device
Means and another thumbnail display by the identification information adding means.
Cursor information with information that can identify the device
The thumbnail corresponding to the cursor position on the other thumbnail display device
Display control is performed so that the image is displayed at a position on the screen of the device.
With a cursor display control means.
Easily connect multiple connected users connected to the file display device
There is an effect that can be distinguished. The connection user according to claim 3 of the present invention.
According to the explicit device, each connected to a general-purpose network
Multimedia transmitted through the general-purpose network.
Thumbnail display device that displays a list of media contents
And another thumbnail table via the general-purpose network.
When displaying thumbnail information of
Cursor information to other thumbnail display devices during network communication.
User information sending means for sending information and another thumbnail display device.
Information receiving means for receiving cursor information from a position
And the cursor position acquired by the user information receiving means.
Connected user display means for displaying the location of the device.
Network of other thumbnail display devices connected to the network.
Since the connection user who is the user is specified,
Multiple connected users connected to the thumbnail display device
There is an effect that can be easily recognized. The connection user according to claim 4 of the present invention.
According to the explicit device, the connected user explicit device according to claim 3
The user information transmitting means displays a connected user.
The user information receiving means transmits the information to be displayed.
Receiving information representing a user, and displaying the connected user display means.
Displays information that individually expresses the connected user
If there are multiple connected users,
Since it can be identified, it is connected to the thumbnail display device.
Of distinguishing multiple connected users easily
There is. The connection user according to claim 5 of the present invention.
According to the explicit method, each connected to a general-purpose network
Multimedia transmitted through the general-purpose network.
Thumbnail display device that displays a list of media contents
And specify the users connected to the network
A method comprising the steps of:
Cursor which is information about the cursor of the nail display device
A cursor information receiving step of receiving information;
The cursor information received in the
Identification that adds information that can identify thumbnail display devices
The information adding step and the identification information adding step allow other thumbnails to be obtained.
Cursor information with information that can identify the file display device.
Information on the cursor position of the other thumbnail display device.
Display control to display at the corresponding position on the screen of the own device
And a cursor display control step of performing
Connection users using the Internet for interconnection
Users can easily see multiple connected users connected to the
The effect of obtaining the method of specifying connected users that can be divided
There is. The connection user according to claim 6 of the present invention.
According to the navigation device, the connected user according to claim 1
In the explicit device, the control means includes the general-purpose network.
On the screen of another thumbnail display device connected to the network
Cursor to the corresponding position on the screen of your device.
A table that changes the shape of the cursor so that it differs from the shape of the cursor
Other thumbnails that change the display.
Of your device dragged on the cursor of the file display device
The other thumbnails appear on the screen of your device as the Sol moves.
Display to move the cursor on the
Performs cursor control and cursor information for the cursor
To the other thumbnail display device.
Control, so that the cursor position of the connection partner
Has the effect of navigating directly to the desired location.
You. The connection user according to claim 7 of the present invention.
According to the navigation device, the connected user according to claim 2
In the explicit device, the cursor of the own device is moved to the image of the own device.
Move the cursor of another thumbnail display device displayed on the screen
Drag detecting means for detecting that the drag has been performed;
Other thumbnails that move and display as the device cursor moves
Cursor information about the cursor on the file display device
Cursor information transmitting means for transmitting to the thumbnail display device
Wherein the cursor display control means comprises:
Drag the cursor of another thumbnail display device
When the cursor of the own device is moved with the
The control to move the cursor of other thumbnail display devices
The cursor position of the connection partner.
To connect, the cursor position of the other party can be directly
It has the effect of navigating to the desired location. The connection user according to claim 8 of the present invention.
According to the navigation device, the connected user according to claim 3
In the explicit device, the display is made by the connected user display means.
Drag the indicated connected user's cursor position
Cursor to move the display position
Navigation means and the cursor navigating means.
Car that sends the moved position to another thumbnail display device
Sol navigation information transmission means, and the cursor navigation
To receive the cursor position transmitted by the
Sol navigation information receiving means and cursor navigation
Move the cursor based on the information received by the information
Cursor moving means for moving the connected user's cursor.
Navigate the position arbitrarily.
By dragging the hand cursor position to connect,
Navigate the hand cursor position directly to the target position
There is a clear effect. The connection user according to claim 9 of the present invention.
According to the navigation method, the connected user according to claim 5
In the explicit method, the cursor of the own device is displayed on the image of the own device.
Move the cursor of another thumbnail display device displayed on the screen
A drag detecting step of detecting that the drag has been performed;
Other thumbnails that move and display as the device cursor moves
Cursor information about the cursor on the file display device
Cursor information transmitting step for transmitting to the thumbnail display device
Wherein the cursor display control step includes the display control.
Drag the cursor of another thumbnail display device
When the cursor of the own device is moved with the
The control to move the cursor of other thumbnail display devices
So that the cursor position of the connection partner can be directly
Connected user navigator that can navigate to the target position
There is an effect that the method can be obtained.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a connected user identification device and a connected user navigation device according to an embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 2 is an overview diagram showing an example of a connected user identification device according to the embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 3 is a flowchart showing an operation flow of the connected user identification device according to the embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 4 is a flowchart showing the operation flow of the connected user identification device according to the embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 5 is a schematic view showing an example of a connected user navigation device according to the embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 6 is a flowchart showing an operation flow of the connected user navigation device according to the embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 7 is a flowchart showing an operation flow of the connected user navigation device in the embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 8 is a block diagram showing an internal configuration of a control unit according to the embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 9 is a block diagram showing an internal configuration of a monitoring unit of the control unit according to the embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 10 is a state transition diagram showing a state transition of the monitor means according to the embodiment of the present invention. DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 101, 201 Network interface unit (user information transmitting means, user information receiving means, cursor navigation information transmitting means, cursor navigation information receiving means) 102, 202 Control unit (control means, cursor navigation means, 103, 203 storage unit 104, 204 input / output interface unit 105, 205 input unit 106, 206 output unit (connected user display unit) 1000 network 1021 own terminal cursor state monitoring Means 1022 Own terminal cursor state detecting means 1023 Cursor information transmitting means (cursor information transmitting step) 1024 Own terminal cursor drag information monitoring means (drag detecting step) 1025 Drag target determining means (drag detecting step) 102 6 Other terminal cursor information reception monitoring means 1027 Other terminal cursor information reception detection means (cursor information reception step) 1028 Identification information addition means (identification information addition step) 1029 Cursor display control means 1030 Monitoring means

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  1. Claims: 1. A thumbnail display device connected to a general-purpose network and displaying a list of multimedia contents transmitted through the general-purpose network, wherein a thumbnail display device connected to the general-purpose network is displayed. Control means for controlling a cursor on the screen of the device to display the cursor at a corresponding position on the screen of the device so as to change its shape so as to be different from the shape of the cursor of the device. A connected user manifestation device characterized by the above-mentioned. 2. A thumbnail display device connected to a general-purpose network and displaying a list of multimedia contents transmitted through the general-purpose network, wherein the information is related to a cursor of another thumbnail display device through the general-purpose network. Cursor information receiving means for receiving cursor information; identification information adding means for adding information capable of identifying the other thumbnail display device to the cursor information received by the cursor information receiving means; Cursor display control means for performing display control so that cursor information to which information for identifying another thumbnail display device is added is displayed at a position on the screen of the own device corresponding to a cursor position of the other thumbnail display device. A connection user identification device, comprising: 3. A thumbnail display device connected to a general-purpose network and displaying a list of multimedia contents transmitted through the general-purpose network, wherein thumbnail information of another thumbnail display device is mutually exchanged via the general-purpose network. When displaying, the user information transmitting means for transmitting cursor information to another thumbnail display device during network communication, the user information receiving means for receiving cursor information from another thumbnail display device, and the user information receiving means A connection user display unit for displaying a cursor position, wherein a connection user who is a user of another thumbnail display device connected to the general-purpose network is specified, wherein the connection user specification device is provided. 4. The connected user identification device according to claim 3, wherein the user information transmitting unit transmits information expressing the connected user, the user information receiving unit receives information expressing the connected user, and the connection The user display means displays information individually representing the connected users, so that each user can be identified when there are a plurality of connected users. 5. A method for identifying a user connected to a general-purpose network, wherein the thumbnail display device is connected to the general-purpose network and displays a list of multimedia contents transmitted through the general-purpose network. A cursor information receiving step of receiving cursor information which is information about a cursor of another thumbnail display device via a network; and information capable of identifying the other thumbnail display device with respect to the cursor information received in the cursor information receiving step. And adding, to the screen of the own device corresponding to the cursor position of the other thumbnail display device, cursor information to which information for identifying another thumbnail display device has been added by the identification information adding step. Cursor display control system that controls the display so that it is displayed at the position of And a connecting user specifying method. 6. The connected user identification device according to claim 1, wherein the control unit moves a cursor on a screen of another thumbnail display device connected to the general-purpose network to a corresponding position on a screen of the own device. , While changing the shape of the cursor to be different from the shape of the cursor of the own device,
    The display is performed such that the cursor of the other thumbnail display device is moved on the screen of the own device in accordance with the movement of the cursor of the own device dragged on the cursor of the other thumbnail display device performing the change and display. A connected user navigation device, which controls a cursor and controls the cursor information of the cursor to be transmitted to the other thumbnail display device. 7. A connected user specifying device according to claim 2, wherein a drag detecting means for detecting that the cursor of the own device has dragged the cursor of another thumbnail display device displayed on the screen of the own device, Cursor information transmitting means for transmitting, to another thumbnail display device, cursor information relating to a cursor of another thumbnail display device which is moved and displayed in accordance with the movement of the cursor of the own device, the cursor display control means comprises: As a control, the control of moving the cursor of the own thumbnail display device while dragging the cursor of the other thumbnail display device also moves the cursor of the other thumbnail display device. apparatus. 8. The connected user specifying device according to claim 3, wherein a cursor navigating means for arbitrarily moving the display position by dragging a cursor position of the connected user displayed by the connected user display means; Cursor navigation information transmitting means for transmitting the position moved by the cursor navigation means to another thumbnail display device; cursor navigation information receiving means for receiving the cursor position transmitted by the cursor navigation means; A connected user navigation device, comprising: cursor moving means for moving a cursor based on information received by a cursor navigation information receiving means, wherein the cursor position of a connected user is arbitrarily navigated. 9. A method according to claim 5, wherein a drag detection step detects that the cursor of the own device has dragged the cursor of another thumbnail display device displayed on the screen of the own device. A cursor information transmitting step of transmitting, to another thumbnail display apparatus, cursor information relating to a cursor of another thumbnail display apparatus to be moved and displayed in accordance with the movement of the cursor of the own apparatus, and the cursor display control step includes: The connected user navigating, wherein, as control, moving the cursor of the own thumbnail display device while dragging the cursor of the other thumbnail display device also moves the cursor of the other thumbnail display device. Method.
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