KR20070071858A - Submenu display method of mobile phone - Google Patents

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KR20070071858A
KR20070071858A KR1020050135645A KR20050135645A KR20070071858A KR 20070071858 A KR20070071858 A KR 20070071858A KR 1020050135645 A KR1020050135645 A KR 1020050135645A KR 20050135645 A KR20050135645 A KR 20050135645A KR 20070071858 A KR20070071858 A KR 20070071858A
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A method for displaying sub menus in a mobile terminal is provided to recognize the depth of the present displayed menu conveniently through a background color by increasing and decreasing the tone of a background color according to the depth of each sub menu, in a tree-structured menu interface where different colors are respectively applied by groups. The control part of a mobile terminal judges whether a menu display command is inputted(S11). If the menu display command is inputted, the control part judges whether a sub menu for a menu to be displayed exists(S13). If the sub menu doesn't exist, the control part drives a program corresponding to the selected menu(S23). In case the sub menu exists, however, the control part confirms the background color of a group to which the menu to be displayed belongs(S15). Then the control part confirms depth in the group(S17). The control part confirms the sub menu, varies the tone of the confirmed background color according to the confirmed depth, and displays the confirmed sub menu(S19,S21).

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이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법{Submenu display method of mobile phone} It displayed sub-menus of a mobile communication terminal method {Submenu display method of mobile phone}

도 1은 종래 이동통신 단말기의 계층구조 메뉴의 구성도, Figure 1 is a block diagram of a hierarchical menu of a conventional mobile communication terminal,

도 2a 및 도 2b는 각각 본 발명에 적용될 수 있는 이동통신 단말기의 외관을 보인 정면도와 배면도, Figures 2a and 2b is a front view and a back surface showing an appearance of the mobile communication terminal that can be applied to the present invention, respectively,

도 3은 본 발명에 적용될 수 있는 이동통신 단말기의 전기적인 블록 구성도, Figure 3 is an electrical block diagram of a mobile communication terminal which can be applied to the present invention,

도 4는 본 발명에 따른 일 실시예의 그룹별 메뉴의 색상 및 그 하위메뉴의 톤을 설명하기 위한 도, 4 is a diagram illustrating a tone color and a sub-menu of one embodiment of a group-specific menu according to the invention,

도 5는 본 발명에 따른 일 실시예의 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법의 흐름도이다. 5 is a flow chart of a sub-menu display method of one embodiment of a mobile communication terminal according to the present invention.

*** 도면의 주요 부분에 대한 부호의 설명 *** *** Description of the Related Art ***

100, 200, 101, 103: 이동통신 단말기 110: 본체 100, 200, 101, 103: mobile terminal 110: main body

112: 숫자/문자키 버튼 113: 마이크 홀 112: number / letter key buttons 113: Mike Hall

114: 음량 버튼 115: 카메라 버튼 114, volume button 115: Camera key

116: 표준접속단자 슬롯 117: 카메라 렌즈 116: standard slot connection terminal 117: camera lens

118: 플래시 119: 적외선 통신소자 118: Flash 119: infrared communication device

120: 슬라이더 121: 기능키 버튼 120: slider 121: the function key buttons

122: 평판 표시기 123: 스피커 홀 122: flat panel display 123: speaker holes

130: 안테나 140: 배터리팩 130: antenna 140: battery pack

143: 충전단자 210: 제어부 143: charging terminal 210: control unit

220: 무선주파 송/수신부 222: 안테나 220: radio frequency transmitting / receiving section 222: Antenna

230: 키입력부 232: 기능키 230: a key input unit 232: Function key

234: 숫자/문자키 240: 메모리 234: number / letter keys 240: Memory

242: 프로그램 저장부 244: 데이터 저장부 242: 244 program storage: Data storage unit

250: 음성신호 처리부 252: 마이크 250: audio signal processing unit 252: a microphone

254: 스피커 260: 평판 표시기 구동부 254: speaker 260: display plate drive unit

262: 평판 표시기 270: 진동 발생부 262: display plate 270: vibration-generating unit

272: 진동모터 274: LED 구동부 272: Vibration motor 274: LED driving part

276: LED 280: 카메라 구동부 276: LED 280: Camera driver

282: 카메라 284: 영상 처리부 282: camera 284: image processing unit

286: 적외선 송/수신부 288: GPS 처리부 286: infrared transmission / reception unit 288: GPS processor

본 발명은 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법에 관한 것으로, 특히 계층구조로 이루어진 이동통신 단말기 메뉴의 깊이를 알 수 있도록 한 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법에 관한 것이다. The present invention relates to a sub-menu display method of a mobile communication terminal to know the depth of the mobile communication device menu to be made up, in particular, the hierarchy of the sub-menu display method of a mobile communication terminal.

현대인에게 필수품이라 할 수 있는 이동통신 단말기는 꾸준한 발전으로 소형화 및 경량화를 이루었을 뿐만 아니라 mp3, 카메라 및 네비게이션 등의 다양한 기능을 겸비한 복합 통신 단말기로 거듭나고 있다. Movement, which is the necessity to modern communication terminal is high as well as the achieved downsizing and weight reduction in steady development becoming a composite communication terminal that combines a variety of functions, such as mp3, camera and navigation. 이러한 이동통신 단말기는 상기 기능 이외에도 수신자가 전화를 받을 수 없는 경우에 송신자가 수신자의 음성 사서함 또는 팩스 사서함에 메시지를 남길 수 있는 보이스 이메일 서비스(Voice Mail Service; 일명 소리샘 서비스), 이동통신 단말기에 음성 인식장비를 연결하여 가입자의 음성을 기억/등록시킨 후 가입자가 전화를 걸 때 일일이 전화번호를 누르지 않고 음성으로 전화를 걸 수 있도록 하는 음성인식 다이얼 서비스(Voice Activated Dialing Service), 숫자 및 문자를 이용하여 80byte 즉, 한글 40~50자, 영문 80자 정도 메시지를 주고받을 수 있는 단문 메시지 서비스(Short Message Service; SMS) 및 단문 메시지 서비스보다 긴 문장의 작성이 가능하며 음, 영상 등을 첨가할 수 있는 멀티 메시지 서비스(Multimedia Message Service; MMS) 등 다양한 기능과 서비스를 제공한다. The mobile communication terminal said function in addition to the recipient may not be able to receive calls Voice mail service that the sender can leave a message on voice mail or fax mailbox of the recipient in; Voice over (Voice Mail Service one person voice mail service), the mobile communication terminal connect the recognition device to remember / registration after the subscriber without pressing manually phone number when making a call using a voice-activated dialing services (voice Activated dialing service), numbers, and characters that make calls using a voice a voice subscribers the 80byte words, Hangul 40-50 Well, English 80 characters about short message service messages to send and receive; possible (short message service SMS) and the short of long sentences right than that of the messaging service, and notes can be added to images, etc. Multimedia message service (Multimedia message service; MMS), such as to provide a variety of features and services.

이러한 이동통신 단말기는 상술한 다양한 기능을 필요할 때 편리하게 실행 시킬 수 있도록 계층(tree)구조의 메뉴인터페이스(menu interface)를 제공하는바, 도 1을 참조하여 설명한다. The mobile communication terminal will be described with reference to Figure 1 bar, to provide a menu interface (menu interface) of convenience layer (tree) to be executed in the structure as needed for various functions described above.

도 1은 종래 이동통신 단말기의 계층구조 메뉴의 구성도이다. 1 is a block diagram of a hierarchical menu of a conventional mobile communication terminal.

도 1에 도시된 바와 같이 종래 이동통신 단말기의 계층구조 메뉴는 비슷한 기능의 메뉴를 분류하여 그룹별로 표시 되는바, 환경설정기능, 소리설정기능 및 화면설정기능 등 각 기능별로 다수개의 하위메뉴를 포함하여 이루어진다. The hierarchical menu in the conventional mobile communication terminal as shown in Figure 1 comprises a plurality of submenus for each feature, such as a breakdown of the menu of the function similar bar, preference displayed by group function, sound setting function and display setting function by made.

이때 각 메뉴는 하위메뉴가 있는 메뉴도 있고 없는 메뉴도 있는바, 하위메뉴가 있는 메뉴가 선택되는 경우 하위메뉴가 표시되며, 더 이상 하위메뉴가 없는 최하위메뉴가 선택되는 경우 해당 프로그램이 실행된다. Where each menu, the program is executed when the sub-menu is displayed when a menu on the bar, a submenu in a menu does not have a menu which is a sub-menu choice, no more sub-menu is the lowest menu is selected, no.

그러나 종래 이동통신 단말기의 메뉴인터페이스에 따르면 현재 표시된 메뉴가 어느 그룹에 속해있으며, 어느 깊이에 있는지 알 수 없는 문제가 있었다. However, a menu interface of a conventional mobile communication terminal and a currently displayed menu belonging to any group, there is a problem that can not be seen that in any depth.

따라서 종래 메뉴인터페이스의 문제점을 개선하고자 각 메뉴화면의 상단에 깊이를 표현할 수 있는 작은 아이콘을 삽입하여 표시된 아이콘을 통해서 메뉴의 깊이를 알려주는 메뉴 단계가 표시되는 단말기 및 그 방법이 2003년 대한민국 특허 공개번호 제29296호에 개시되어 있다. Therefore, conventional to improve the problems of the menu interface, indicating the depth of each menu, the menu via the icon displayed by inserting a small icon to express the depth of the top of the screen is a device that menu level display and a method of the Republic of Korea Patent Application Publication 2003 It is disclosed in Serial No. 29 296 call.

그러나 상술한 아이콘을 통한 메뉴의 깊이 표현 방법은 아이콘을 통해서 메뉴의 깊이를 알릴 수 있는 장점이 있는 반면에 화면상에 표시되는 아이콘이 너무 작아서 현재 표시되는 메뉴의 깊이를 쉽게 알아볼 수 없는 문제점이 있었다. But deep expression through the above icon menu method There were too small to current problems can not easily recognize the depth of the menu that displays icons that appear on the other hand, the advantage that you can tell the depth of the menu via the icon on the screen .

본 발명은 전술한 문제점을 해결하기 위하여 안출된 것으로서, 그룹별로 색상이 다른 계층구조로 이루어진 메뉴인터페이스에 있어서, 하위메뉴로 내려갈수록 배경색의 톤을 증가 또는 감소시킴으로써 깊이를 표현할 수 있도록 한 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법을 제공하는데 그 목적이 있다. The present invention been made in view of solving the above-mentioned problems, a so that the color for each group to express depth by in the menu interface, consisting of different hierarchy, goes down to the sub-menu to increase or decrease the tone of the background color, and the mobile terminal to provide the sub-menu display method has the purpose.

전술한 목적을 달성하기 위한 본 발명의 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법은 그룹별로 적어도 1개 이상의 하위메뉴를 갖도록 계층구조로 이루어진 메뉴 인터페이스를 갖는 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법에 있어서, (a) 사용자로부터 임의의 메뉴 표시 명령이 입력되는 경우 상기 임의의 메뉴가 하위메뉴를 갖는가를 판단하는 단계; In sub-menu display method of a mobile communication terminal having a menu-driven interface consisting of a sub-menu display method at least a hierarchical structure so as to have at least one sub-menu for each group of the mobile terminal of the present invention for achieving the above object, (a ) if any of the menu commands input by a user, determining of the certain menu gatneunga the submenu; (b) 상기 단계 (a)에서의 판단 결과 하위메뉴를 갖는 경우 상기 임의의 메뉴가 속한 상기 그룹의 배경색상, 상기 그룹에서의 층위 및 상기 하위메뉴를 확인하는 단계 및 (c) 상기 단계 (b)에서 확인된 상기 하위메뉴를 표시하되, 상기 배경색상의 톤을 상기 층위에 따라 증가 또는 감소시켜 표시하는 단계를 포함하여 이루어진 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법을 제공한다. Step (b) and (c) the step of verifying the layers and the sub-menu in the group of the background of the group that contains the random menu color, when having determined that the sub-menu in step (a) (b ), but the displaying the sub-menu, it provides a sub-menu display method of the mobile communication terminal of a step of displaying is increased or decreased in accordance with the tone of the background color layer over the check.

이하에는 첨부한 도면을 참조하여 본 발명의 바람직한 실시예에 따라 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법에 대해서 상세하게 설명한다. Hereinafter there will be described in detail sub-menu display method of a mobile communication terminal in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention with reference to the accompanying drawings.

도 2a 및 도 2b는 각각 본 발명에 적용될 수 있는 이동통신 단말기의 외관을 보인 정면도와 배면도인바, 슬라이드 방식의 이동통신 단말기를 예시하고 있다. Figures 2a and 2b are a front view and a rear road-environment showing an appearance of the mobile communication terminal that can be applied with the present invention, it illustrates a mobile communication terminal of the slide. 물론 본 발명이 이러한 방식과 구조의 단말기에 국한되어 적용되는 것이 아님을 밝혀둔다. Of course, it puts out that not applying the invention is not limited to such a method and structure of the terminal. 도 2a 및 도 2b에 도시된 바와 같이, 본 발명이 적용될 수 있는 이동통신 단말기(이하 줄여서 "단말기"라고도 한다)(100)는 크게 주회로가 내장되어 있는 본체(110)와 평판 표시기(122)를 탑재한 채로 본체(110)에서 상하로 슬라이딩되는 슬라이더(120)를 포함하여 이루어질 수 있다. A, (also referred to below for short "terminal") of the present invention the movement that can be applied to communication terminal 100 includes a main body 110 and the flat panel display 122 with a built-in large main circuit as shown in Fig. 2a and 2b while mounted on the main body 110 may comprise a slider 120 which slides up and down.

전술한 구성에서, 본체(110)의 전면에는 숫자 및 문자를 입력받는데 사용되는 숫자/문자 키버튼(112)이 배치되어 있고, 상면에는 안테나 및 외부의 다른 통신 기기와 적외선 통신(IrDA)을 하는데 사용되는 적외선 통신소자(119)가 배치되며, 하부의 적소에는 내부의 마이크(미도시)와 연통되어 있는 마이크 홀(113)이 천공되 어 있다. In the above-described configuration, the main body 110. The front and are arranged a number / letter key button 112 is used to receive input numbers and characters, the upper surface to the antenna, and the other of the external communication device and an infrared communication (IrDA) It is arranged to be used an infrared communication device 119, the lower place, there being a control drilling microphone hole 113 is in communication with the microphone (not shown) inside. 본체(110)에는 또한 배면의 적소, 예를 들어 상부에는 카메라 렌즈(117) 및 야간 촬영시의 조명을 위한 플래시(118)가 설치되어 있고, 그 하부에는 배터리팩(140)이 분리 가능한 구조로 장착되어 있으며, 본체(110)의 하면에는 타 단말기와 데이터를 송/수신하거나 본체(110)에 결합된 배터리팩(140)을 충전하기 위한 전력이 전달되는 표준접속단자 슬롯(116)이 구비된다. Further place of the rear main body 110, for example to the upper part of the camera lens 117, and there is a flash 118 for lighting at the time of night photography is installed, the lower portion of available battery pack 140 are separated structure is equipped, the lower face of the main body 110 has a standard connection terminal slot 116 to which electric power is passed to charge the battery pack 140 is coupled to the other terminal and a data transmission / reception, or the main body 110 is provided with .

한편 슬라이더(120)의 전면에는 이동통신 단말기(100)의 조작 및 동작 상태를 나타내는 각종 문자나 그래픽 요소 및 정지 화상과 동영상 등을 표시하는 평판 표시기(122)가 배치되어 있고, 그 하부에는 단말기(100)에 구비된 각종 기능을 선택 또는 입력받는데 사용되는 기능 키버튼(121)이 배치되어 있다. The front surface of the slider 120, the various characters or graphic elements and the stop plate indicator 122 for displaying images and videos, indicating the operation and the operating state of the mobile communication terminal 100 is disposed, the lower portion of the terminal ( 100) has a function key button 121 is used to receive, select or input a variety of functions is provided in the arrangement. 나아가, 슬라이더(120)의 적소, 예를 들어 평판 표시기(122)의 상부에는 내부의 스피커(미도시)와 연통되어 있는 스피커 홀(123)이 천공되어 있다. Further, the upper portion of the slider to place, for example, flat panel display 122 of the unit 120, there is a perforated speaker hole 123 communicating with a speaker (not shown) inside. 도면에서 미설명 부호 114는 음량 버튼을 나타내고, 115는 카메라 버튼을 나타내며, 143은 배터리팩(140)의 하부에 노출되어 있는 충전단자를 나타낸다. In the drawing, reference numeral 114 denotes a sound volume button, 115 denotes a camera button, 143 denotes a charging terminal, which is exposed to the lower portion of the battery pack 140.

도 3은 본 발명이 적용될 수 있는 이동통신 단말기의 전기적인 블록 구성도이다. 3 is an electrical block diagram of a mobile communication terminal to which the present invention may be applied also. 도 3에 도시한 바와 같이, 본 발명이 적용될 수 있는 이동통신 단말기의 전기적인 구성은 안테나(222)를 통해 기지국과 무선주파신호를 송/수신하는 무선주파 송/수신부(220), 숫자/문자 키버튼(112)과 기능 키버튼(121)의 조작시에 상응하는 키신호를 발생시키는 기능키 입력부(232)와 숫자/문자키 입력부(234)를 포함하여 이루어진 키입력부(230), 메뉴 관리 프로그램과 같은 각종 어플리케이션 프로그램을 저장하는 프로그램 저장부(242)와 연산 과정에서 발생하는 데이터를 일시 저장 하거나 가입자가 설정한 데이터를 저장하는 데이터 저장부(244)를 포함하여 이루어진 메모리(240), 외부의 음파를 상응하는 아날로그 형태의 음성 신호로 변환하는 마이크(252), 단말기 내부에서 발생되는 아날로그 형태의 음성 신호를 음파로 변환하는 스피커(254), 마이크(252)로부터 3, the electrical configuration of the mobile communication terminal to which the present invention may be applied is a radio frequency transmitting / receiving section 220, a number / letter for transmitting / receiving base station and the radio frequency signal via an antenna 222, key button 112 and the function the function key input unit 232 and the key input unit 230, a menu management comprising an number / letter key input unit 234 that generates a key signal corresponding to when the operation of the key buttons 121 program that stores various application programs such as the program storage unit 242 and the operation memory 240 is made to store data temporarily or comprises a data storage unit 244 to store the data the subscriber is set to occur in the process, the outer from the microphone 252, a speaker that converts an audio signal of an analog form to a sound wave generated in a terminal 254, a microphone 252 for converting the analog audio signal into a corresponding acoustic waves 입력된 아날로그 형태의 음성 신호를 상응하는 디지털 음성 신호로 변환하고 디지털 음성 신호를 상응하는 아날로그 음성 신호로 변환하여 스피커(254)로 출력하는 음성신호 처리부(250), 평판 표시기(262)와 이를 구동하는 평판표시기 구동부(260), 단말기(100)가 진동 모드로 동작할 때 진동을 발생시키는 진동 모터(272)와 그 구동부(270), 호나 메시지 수신 등의 이벤트 발생시에 이를 시각적으로 표시하는 LED(276)와 그 구동부(274), 근거리 통신 수단으로써 적외선을 발사하고 외부로부터 발사된 적외선을 수신하는 적외선 송/수신부(286) 및 이들을 총괄적으로 제어하는 제어부(210)를 포함하여 이루어질 수 있다. Converting the audio signal of the input analog form into a corresponding digital audio signal to the audio signal processing unit 250, a flat panel display 262, and drive the output to a speaker 254 and converted into an analog audio signal corresponding to the digital audio signal LED for visually displaying them on when an event occurs such as a flat panel display driver 260, a terminal 100, a vibration motor that generates a vibration when operating in a vibration mode (272) and the driving unit 270, arc or receiving messages ( 276) and can be made, including the drive unit 274, the control firing as a short-range infrared communication means and the infrared transmission / reception section 286 and collectively controlled in them for receiving the infrared rays emitted from outside (210).

이외에도 본 발명이 적용되는 이동통신 단말기에는 본체(110)나 슬라이더(120)의 적소에 설치되는 카메라(282), 제어부(210)의 제어에 따라 카메라(282)를 구동하는 카메라 구동부(280), 카메라(282)로부터 출력된 이미지 데이터를 처리하는 영상 처리부(284) 및 GPS 위성으로부터 발사된 무선 신호를 수신하여 단말기의 절대 위치 데이터를 생성하는 GPS 처리부(288)가 필요에 따라 더 구비될 수 있을 것이다. In addition to the camera driving unit 280 to drive the camera 282 under the control of the camera 282, the control unit 210 is installed in place of the mobile terminal, the main body 110 and the slider 120 to which the present invention is applied, It may be further provided according to need GPS processing unit 288 to generate the absolute position data of the received wireless signals to the terminal emitted from the camera 282, an image processor 284 and the GPS satellite for processing the image data output from the will be.

전술한 구성에서 메뉴 관리 프로그램은 그룹별로 분류된 메뉴마다 지정된 색상을 배경색으로 적용시켜 표시하되, 표시될 메뉴의 깊이(층위)에 따라 배경색의 톤(tone)을 미리 설정된 양 만큼 증가 또는 감소시켜 표시하는 프로그램으로써 달 성된다. Menu managed by the above-described configuration program is displayed, but display by applying a specified color for each menu classified by group in the background color, by increasing or decreasing by an amount pre-set tone (tone) of the background color depending on the depth (layers) of a menu to be displayed programs that are months by sex.

이때 상술한 톤은 명도 또는 채도로 달성되는바, 명도는 색상의 밝은 정도 또는 어두운 정도를 표현하며, 채도는 색상의 탁한 정도 또는 맑은 정도를 나타낸다. The bar and the brightness that is achieved by the above-described tone brightness or saturation is used to represent the degree of light or darkness of the color, saturation represents the degree of turbidity or the degree of the color clear. 한편 톤은 명도 및 색상의 조합으로도 표현될 수 있다. The tone may be represented by a combination of brightness and color.

따라서 동일 깊이의 타 그룹 사이의 메뉴는 배경색상만 다르며, 동일 그룹의 타 깊이 사이에는 톤만 다르다. Therefore, the menu among other groups of the same depth but different background color, the tonman different depths between the other of the same group.

도 4는 본 발명에 따른 일 실시예의 그룹별 메뉴의 색상 및 그 하위메뉴의 톤을 설명하기 위한 도이다. 4 is a diagram illustrating a tone color and a sub-menu of one embodiment of a group-specific menu according to the present invention.

도 4에 도시된 바와 같이 본 발명에 따른 일 실시예의 그룹별 메뉴(310)의 색상 및 그 하위메뉴(320)의 톤은 동일 깊이 즉, 같은 레벨에 있는 메뉴들 사이에는 색상만 다르며, 동일 그룹 즉, 같은 색상을 갖는 메뉴들 사이에는 톤만 다른 것을 볼 수 있다. The one embodiment of the present invention as shown in Figure 4. Example Group tone of each menu 310, the color and the sub-menu 320 of differ in terms of their color, among the same depth that is, the menu at the same level, the same group that is, it can be seen that other tonman between the menus having the same color.

따라서 임의의 메뉴가 표시되었을 때 배경색의 색상 및 톤을 보면 표시된 메뉴의 그룹 및 깊이를 쉽게 알 수 있게 된다. Therefore, when any menu is displayed, look at the color and tone of color are able to easily identify the group, and the depth of the displayed menu.

도 5는 본 발명에 따른 일 실시예의 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법의 흐름도이다. 5 is a flow chart of a sub-menu display method of one embodiment of a mobile communication terminal according to the present invention.

도 5에 도시된 바와 같이 본 발명에 따른 일 실시예의 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법은 먼저 단계 S11에서는 메뉴표시 명령이 있는가를 판단한다. Sub-menu display method of one embodiment of a mobile communication terminal according to the present invention as shown in Figure 5, first in step S11 it is determined whether a menu command.

단계 S11에서의 판단 결과, 메뉴 표시 명령이 없는 경우 메뉴 표시 명령이 입력될 때 까지 단계 S11을 반복하며, 메뉴 표시 명령이 있는 경우 단계 S13으로 진행하여 표시될 메뉴의 하위메뉴가 존재 하는가를 판단한다. If there is no result of the determination, the menu display instruction at step S11 and the step S11 repeats until the menu command input, it is determined whether the sub menu exists for menu is displayed the process proceeds to step S13 if the menu command, .

단계 S13에서의 판단 결과, 하위 메뉴가 존재 하지 않는 경우 단계 S23으로 진행하여 선택된 메뉴에 상응하는 프로그램을 실행 시키며, 하위 메뉴가 존재 하는 경우 단계 S15로 진행하여 표시될 메뉴가 속한 그룹의 배경색상을 확인한다. Is determined in step S13, sikimyeo If the sub-menu does not exist, the process advances to step S23 to run the program corresponding to the selected menu, the color of the sub-menu exists belongs to the menu to be displayed the process proceeds to step S15 group if Check.

이후 단계 S17에서는 표시될 메뉴가 속한 그룹에서의 깊이를 확인하고, 단계 S19에서는 표시될 메뉴의 하위메뉴를 확인하며, 단계 S21에서는 확인된 깊이에 따라 확인된 배경색상의 톤을 변화시켜 확인된 하위메뉴와 함께 평판 표시기(262)에 표시한다. After the step S17 determine the depth at which they belong menu is displayed group, the step S19 checks the sub-menu of the menu is displayed, in step S21 in the check by changing the tone of the identified background color according to the identified depth of the lower with a menu is displayed on the flat panel display (262).

본 발명의 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법은 전술한 실시예에 국한 되지 않고 본 발명의 기술 사상이 허용하는 범위에서 다양하게 변형하여 실시할 수가 있다. Sub-menu display method of a mobile communication terminal of the present invention can be carried out in variously modified in that allows the technical idea of ​​the present invention is not limited to the embodiments described above range.

이상에서 설명한 바와 같은 본 발명의 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법에 따르면, 그룹별로 색상이 다른 계층구조로 이루어진 메뉴인터페이스에 있어서, 하위메뉴로 내려갈수록 배경색의 톤을 증가 또는 감소시킴으로써 배경색만으로 현재 표시되는 메뉴의 깊이를 보다 쉽고 편리하게 알릴 수 있는 효과가 있다. Current display of only the background color by sub-menu according to the display method, the color groups in the menu interface, consisting of different hierarchy, goes down to the sub-menu to increase the tone of the background color (decrease) in the mobile terminal of the present invention as described above which has the effect that you can more easily tell the depth of the menu.

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  1. 그룹별로 적어도 1개 이상의 하위메뉴를 갖도록 계층구조로 이루어진 메뉴인터페이스를 갖는 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법에 있어서, In sub-menu display method of a mobile terminal so as to have at least one or more sub-menu having a menu-driven interface for each group consisting of a layer structure,
    (a) 사용자로부터 임의의 메뉴 표시 명령이 입력되는 경우 상기 임의의 메뉴가 하위메뉴를 갖는가를 판단하는 단계; (A) determining that any of the menu gatneunga a submenu when any of the menu commands input by a user;
    (b) 상기 단계 (a)에서의 판단 결과, 하위메뉴를 갖는 경우 상기 임의의 메뉴가 속한 상기 그룹의 배경색상, 상기 그룹에서의 층위 및 상기 하위메뉴를 확인하는 단계 및 (B) confirming the layers and the sub-menu in the background color group, the group to which it belongs in any of the menu, when having determined that the sub-menu in step (a) and
    (c) 상기 단계 (b)에서 확인된 상기 하위메뉴를 표시하되, 상기 배경색상의 톤을 상기 층위에 따라 증가 또는 감소시켜 표시하는 단계를 포함하여 이루어진 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법. (C) sub-menu display method of the display, but the sub-menu, move the tone of the background color by comprising a step of displaying increased or decreased depending on the layer communication terminal identified in the step (b).
  2. 제 1항에 있어서, According to claim 1,
    상기 톤은 명도 또는 채도인 것을 특징으로 하는 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법. The tone is sub-menu display method of a mobile communication terminal, characterized in that the brightness or saturation.
  3. 제 1항에 있어서, According to claim 1,
    상기 톤은 명도와 채도의 조합인 것을 특징으로 하는 이동통신 단말기의 하위메뉴 표시 방법. The tone is sub-menu display method of a mobile communication terminal, characterized in that the combination of brightness and saturation.
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