TWI602067B - Electronic apparatus interacting with external device - Google Patents

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TWI602067B
TWI602067B TW103115700A TW103115700A TWI602067B TW I602067 B TWI602067 B TW I602067B TW 103115700 A TW103115700 A TW 103115700A TW 103115700 A TW103115700 A TW 103115700A TW I602067 B TWI602067 B TW I602067B
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蘇韋溢
陳紀獻
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Electronic device that interacts with an external device

The present invention relates to an electronic device, and more particularly to an electronic device capable of interacting with an external device.

With the advancement of electronic technology, devices that used to require large computers to process can now be achieved with relatively small devices. In order to meet the different needs of home and office, various devices such as set-top boxes and wireless routers have been developed. However, due to the increasing number of devices in the home or office, how to make the set-top boxes, wireless routers, etc. more convenient to use, with more functions and flexibility, has always been an important goal for manufacturers to innovate and develop.

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, an electronic device is provided for interacting with an external device for storing a plurality of electronic files such as photos, file archives, data streams, and the like. The electronic device includes a transmission interface, a detector, and a processing circuit.

And a detector for detecting whether the external device has fallen within a predetermined distance relative to the electronic device, such as direct contact or less than a predetermined distance. Moreover, the external device is not wired to the electronic device.

The processing circuit is configured to, when the detector detects that the external device falls within the predetermined distance, according to a predetermined setting, the electronic device automatically performs a data connection with the external device through the transmission interface, and connects through the data. At least one electronic file of the plurality of electronic files that meets the predetermined condition is moved to the electronic device. In addition to the above functions, the processing circuit can also add various corresponding processing capabilities according to different needs, and constitute electronic devices with different functions, such as set-top boxes, wired or wireless routers, and network attached storage (Network Attached Storage). Wait.

In an actual design, the data connection further includes detecting an external device such as a mobile phone, a tablet computer, a camera, a portable hard disk drive having a wireless transmission function, and the like, when falling within a predetermined distance, The electronic device notifies the corresponding information of the external device such as the mobile phone or the tablet through the network command, the push information (PUSH MESSAGE), or the different data connection methods such as Bluetooth or NFC, and the external device such as the mobile phone or the tablet receives the information. After the information, the corresponding preset program is started, for example, the corresponding file is prepared for transmission, or the corresponding additional program is started, for example, starting to broadcast animation, sound, connecting with the remote server, communicating with other external devices, etc. Various actions.

After the electronic device establishes a data connection with the external device, the electronic file file can be transmitted, but it is not limited to file transmission, and different processing actions can be set separately for the electronic device and the external device. For example, when an external device is placed on top of the electronic device, the external device and the electronic device can be set to add, delete, and modify the archive file, perform data backup processing of the external device, perform memory management, and disassemble the disk. Defragmentation, charging by an external device, and the like.

The above transmission interface can be designed to conform to a transmission protocol of a wired or wireless network, or various other data transmission protocols.

The electronic device may further include a memory, the processing circuit shifting the at least one electronic file To the memory. The electronic device may further include a plug-in interface for the user to insert and remove the memory. For example, the plug-in interface is a standard USB, Thunderbolt transmission interface, etc., used to connect memory cards, flash drives and various external hard drives. The processing circuit determines to automatically move electronic files of different conditions from the external electronic device according to different memories accessed by the plug-in interface.

For example, users can prepare different USB external hard drives, one for work and the other for home photos. When the external device is a mobile phone, there are working archives and family photos in the mobile phone. When the electronic device is placed in a working USB external hard disk, and the mobile phone is placed close to or placed on the electronic device, the working file directly transfers the USB external hard disk in the electronic device. When the electronic device is placed in a USB external hard disk for a family photo, and the mobile phone is placed close to or placed on the electronic device, the family photo is directly transmitted to a USB external hard disk for storing the family photo.

The electronic device can provide a setting interface for the user to set the predetermined setting described above. For example, the predetermined setting may include the processing circuit removing the at least one electronic file from the external device after moving the at least one electronic file to the electronic device.

In addition, the data connection is a direct connection between the electronic device and the external device without a third device. For example, the electronic device and the external device directly transmit data through NFC, a Bluetooth transmission protocol, or the like. Another method includes connecting the electronic device to the external device via a wireless router, such as a local area network created by a Wi-Fi access point. Alternatively, the data connection is connected between the electronic device and the external device via a point-to-point transmission, for example, including various point-to-point hole punching techniques. In order to achieve point-to-point transmission, one of the methods is that the electronic device can have a first identification code, the external device has a second identification code, and the first identification code and the second identification code are non-network addresses. The one or more servers are responsible for managing the first identification code and the second identification code, and assisting the electronic device and the external device to complete the data connection of the point-to-point transmission mode. Specifically, the electronic device and the outside The device obtains the connection data of the other party through the server, and then establishes a point-to-point connection for data transmission.

Further, the predetermined setting includes determining whether the external device falls within the predetermined distance for more than a predetermined time. If the predetermined time is exceeded, it is judged that the corresponding action is started. The electronic device can interact with different external devices as needed. Each of the external devices can have a different identification data, and the processing circuit provides different predetermined set of data connections for the external devices of different identification materials.

In addition to the simple file copying, the processing circuit can also transfer the at least one electronic file obtained from the external device to a playback device for playback. In addition, the processing circuit further transmits the at least one electronic file to the at least one external storage device according to the predetermined setting. In addition, the processing circuit obtains the predetermined setting and the processing manner corresponding to the at least one electronic file by the connection with the data of the external device. In other words, the predetermined setting may be performed by an external device such as a mobile phone and configured, including but not limited to an XML file format storage, and transmitted to the electronic device via a connection between an external device such as a mobile phone and the electronic device.

In one embodiment, the external device is attached with a wireless proximity identification tag, the wireless proximity identification tag corresponds to an identification code, and the detector reads the identification code of the wireless proximity identification tag to determine whether to establish the data connection and Whether to transmit the at least one electronic file.

Alternatively, after detecting the external device, the electronic device does not necessarily have to transmit the file, and only the preset processing program can be started. For example, the external device can confirm what device the external device placed on the electronic device is through the wireless proximity identification tag, and/or whether the external device has the right to start the corresponding program, and/or start a different corresponding program. In addition, the electronic device may even attempt to establish a data connection with an external device such as a point-to-point connection, and then confirm the identity of the external device placed thereon, and then decide to start the corresponding processing program.

For example, the electronic device can have a built-in wireless charger. When the electronic device finds that an external device is placed thereon, the type or identity of the external device can be sensed, and the predetermined charging condition is used to charge the device.

The detector includes a camera that reads an identification image of the external device to determine the identity of the external device and whether it falls within the predetermined distance. The detector can also be a light sensor such as an infrared ray. The detector can also detect the relative position of the external device and the electronic device, and the processing circuit performs different data processing operations with the external device according to different relative positions.

The electronic device may also include a plug-in interface for connecting to an external memory. For example, connect a USB external hard drive through a USB interface.

In other words, the user can integrate a 2.5", 3.5" or other size USB external hard drive with the housing of the electronic device, which can be improved in terms of mobility, space efficiency or security. In addition, because the USB port is configured, a standard USB external hard disk can be placed. This type of USB external hard disk can be easily removed and placed into the electronic device. When the USB external hard disk is removed from the electronic device and connected to other external electronic devices, such as a computer, the internal files can be transmitted to the electronic devices. Moreover, the USB external hard disk can also be used by the external electronic device, such as a computer file, by moving the electronic device to the electronic device.

With the design of different processing circuits, such electronic devices can be connected to a set-top box of a television, a network attached storage of a wired or wireless network, a wireless or wired router, such as Wi-Fi access. Point (Access Point) and so on. For example, to provide the functionality of a set-top box, the electronic device can include a display interface that provides a picture for transmission to a display through the display interface. In order to provide router functionality, the processing circuitry may also include a wired or wireless router circuit. In addition to the above USB external hard drive, the electronic device can also set up a space for an external memory card, an external flash drive, or an internal hard drive or other Memory storage device.

In an embodiment of the above electronic device, the hard disk accommodation space is composed of a cover body and a surrounding wall. The cover can be configured in a variety of ways, depending on different needs. For example, the cover has at least one screw structure for the user to fix the cover and the surrounding wall. Or for example, the cover body and the surrounding wall are mutually rotated through a rotating shaft to open the hard disk receiving space to insert or remove the USB external hard disk. In addition, the cover may also be a slide plate that slides relative to the surrounding wall to expose or close the hard disk accommodation space. Other practices include the provision of a drawer in the housing to form a hard disk housing space. Alternatively, the housing includes a clip for fixing the USB external hard disk to form the hard disk housing space.

Through the above design, and related derivative design, it is possible to provide a convenient mechanism for the user to use the USB external hard disk.

Further, a corresponding electronic file management method can be provided at the external device and/or the electronic device. The above external device or electronic device provides a setting interface for the user to set a plurality of network storage sources. In this embodiment, a processing module, such as a corresponding hardware circuit or software application module, is provided in the external device or the electronic device. For example, the processing logic of the processing module is packaged into an application on the mobile phone, and the application interacts with the corresponding hardware to complete the tasks that the processing module needs to complete by calling the operating system library. The processing module accesses the plurality of first type archive files of the plurality of network storage sources and the plurality of second type archive files of the external device or the local device of the electronic device. An operation interface is provided at the external device or the electronic device. The processing module integrates the first type of archive file and the second type of archive file in the operation interface, and the archive file with the same content in the first type of archive file and the second type of archive file is presented as a file display Meta, the file display element can be an icon or a visual item of the file description. Moreover, the operation interface is for the user to set whether it is desired that each file display element is present at the local end of the electronic device and one or more of the plurality of network storage sources. For the actual existence of the external a file display unit of the device or the local device of the electronic device and one or more of the plurality of network storage sources, the external device or the electronic device is configured to automatically initiate copying of the content corresponding to the file display element to the user setting to appear on the external device Or one or more of the electronic device local end and the plurality of network storage sources.

The operator interface presentation can be a tree, a card icon structure, or other visual presentation type. The operation interface provides the file display elements to be grouped by tags. The setting interface provides the user to establish a complex array setting, each group setting can correspond to a plurality of complex network storage sources, and can be restricted to a specific category of archive files.

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FIG. 1 illustrates an electronic device in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

Fig. 2A illustrates a first use state of a practical example.

FIG. 2B illustrates another use state of FIG. 2A.

Figure 3 illustrates an actual use design.

4A illustrates a manner in which a mobile phone and an electronic device of a first external device transmit data.

FIG. 4B illustrates a manner in which the mobile phone and the electronic device of the second external device transmit data.

4C illustrates a manner in which a mobile phone and an electronic device of a third external device transmit data.

4D illustrates a manner in which a mobile phone and an electronic device of a fourth external device transmit data.

Figure 5 illustrates the manner in which data is moved between devices through an external memory.

Figure 6 illustrates a structure in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 7 illustrates a structure in accordance with another embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 8 illustrates a structure in accordance with another embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 9A illustrates a first use state in accordance with another embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 9B illustrates the second state of use of Figure 9A.

FIG. 10A illustrates a first use state in accordance with another embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 10B illustrates a top view of some of the elements of Figure 10A.

FIG. 10C illustrates a second use state in accordance with another embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 11 illustrates a structure in accordance with another embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 12A illustrates one way in which a plurality of external devices interact with an electronic device.

Figure 12B illustrates the manner in which an external device interacts with an electronic device.

Fig. 13 illustrates a tree management interface of an external device.

Fig. 14 illustrates a tree management interface of an external device.

Fig. 15 illustrates a card management interface of an external device.

Referring to FIG. 1, an electronic device 12 for interacting with an external device 11 including a plurality of electronic files 111 is illustrated in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. The electronic device 12 includes a transmission interface 123, a detector 121, and a processing circuit 122. In addition, the electronic device 12 may further include a plug interface 124 and a corresponding memory 125 according to additional design requirements.

The detector 121 detects whether the external device 11 has fallen within a predetermined distance relative to the electronic device 12, such as direct contact, or a distance less than a predetermined distance. Moreover, in this embodiment, the external device 11 is not wired to the electronic device 12, and is generally different from data exchange by wire transmission.

The processing circuit 122, when the detector 121 detects that the external device 11 falls within the predetermined distance, the electronic device 12 automatically performs a data connection with the external device 11 through the transmission interface 123 according to a predetermined condition. And transmitting, by the data connection, at least one electronic file of the plurality of electronic files 111 that meets the predetermined condition to the electronic device 12.

In addition to the above functions, the processing circuit 122 further processes the processing circuit 122 according to different needs. Various corresponding processing capabilities can be added to form electronic devices 12 of different functions, such as set-top boxes, wired or wireless routers, Network Attached Storage, and the like.

The above transmission interface 123 can be designed to conform to a transmission protocol of a wired or wireless network, or other various data transmission protocols such as NFC, Bluetooth, and the like.

The electronic device 12 can further include a memory 125 that moves the at least one electronic file 111 to the memory 125. The electronic device 12 can further include a plug-in interface 124 for the user to plug and unplug the memory 125. For example, the plug-in interface 124 is a standard USB transfer interface for connecting a memory card, a flash drive, and various external hard drives. The processing circuit 122 determines to automatically move the electronic files of different conditions from the external device 11 according to the different memories 125 accessed by the plug-in interface 124.

For example, users can prepare different USB external hard drives, one for work and the other for home photos. When the external device 12 is a mobile phone, the mobile phone has a working archive file and a family photo. When the electronic device 12 is placed in the working USB external hard disk, and the mobile phone is placed close to or placed on the electronic device 12, the working file is directly transferred to the USB external hard disk in the electronic device 12. When the electronic device 12 is placed in a USB external hard disk for a home photo, and the mobile phone is placed close to or placed on the electronic device 12, the family photo is directly transmitted to a USB external hard disk for storing the family photo.

The electronic device 12 can provide a setting interface for the user to set the predetermined conditions described above. For example, the predetermined setting may be set such that the at least one electronic file is removed from the external device 11 after the at least one electronic file is moved to the electronic device 122. The preset setting may also include setting the electronic file of the electronic device 12 to be moved to the external device 11. For example, the music file of the USB external hard disk in the electronic device 12 can be automatically updated to the external device 11 such as a mobile phone when the external device 11 such as a mobile phone is placed on the electronic device 12.

2A and 2B illustrate an actual design example of the embodiment according to Fig. 1. As an external The mobile phone 201 of the device can be placed on the electronic device 202 such as a set-top box, a wireless router, or a network attached storage (NAS), and then the external device and the electronic device can be started through the confirmation of the user, for example, the confirmation interface is provided by the mobile phone. Data transfer between. Alternatively, once the mobile phone 201 is placed on the electronic device 202 or enters a certain range of distances, the user 201 does not need the user's operation, and the mobile phone 201 and the electronic device 202 automatically perform predetermined set data transmission. The mobile phone 201 mentioned here can be replaced with other various electronic devices, such as a tablet computer or a network storage device.

Figure 3 illustrates an implementation of the comparative details of Figure 2. The handset 31 has a web interface 314, an application 313, and stores photos 311 and other archive files 312 therein. The network interface 314 can be a combination of a software system such as an operating system, a driver, and a hardware circuit, and provides a telecommunication network interface such as Wi-Fi or 3G. The application 313 provides logic for the operation, defining the manner in which the processing and the electronic device 32 operate on electronic files such as the photo 311 and other archive files 312.

The electronic device 32 includes a detector 321, a processing circuit 322, a network interface 323, a plug interface 324, and a memory 325. The detector 321 includes a detector such as infrared light for detecting whether the mobile phone is in contact with or close to the electronic device 32. When the mobile phone 31 is found close to the electronic device 32, the processing circuit 322 interacts with the mobile phone 31 via the network 33 via the network interface 323, and receives the photo 311 and/or the archive file 312 according to predetermined conditions. The plug-in interface 324 can be a USB interface for connecting a USB external hard drive, a memory card, and/or a memory such as a flash drive 325.

As mentioned above, users can prepare different USB external hard drives, one for work and the other for home photos. When the electronic device 32 is placed in the memory 325 of the working USB external hard disk, and the mobile phone 31 is placed close to or placed on the electronic device 32, the working file is directly transferred to the USB external hard disk in the electronic device 32. When the electronic device 32 is placed in a USB external hard disk for a family photo, and the mobile phone 31 is placed close to or placed on the electronic device 32, the family photo is directly transmitted to a USB external hard disk for storing the family photo.

As for how external devices such as mobile phones can transmit data with electronic devices, there are various ways to use them. The following diagrams illustrate different data transmission practices.

First, please refer to FIG. 4A. The data connection is a direct connection between the electronic device 42 and the mobile phone 41 of the external device without a third device. For example, the electronic device 42 and the mobile phone 41 directly transmit data through an NFC, a Bluetooth transmission protocol or the like.

Please refer to FIG. 4B. Another method includes connecting the electronic device 42 to the area network formed by the wired or wireless area network router 43 between the electronic device 42 and the mobile phone 41. For example, a local area network created through a Wi-Fi access point.

Please refer to FIG. 4C. Another method includes connecting the electronic device 42 to the mobile phone 41 via the network 44. For example, through the Internet, if the mobile phone 41 and the electronic device 42 each have a unique identification address, such as an IP address, the mobile phone 41 can directly perform TCP/UDP network connection with the electronic device 44. Start data transfer.

Please refer to FIG. 4D. Another method includes connecting the mobile phone 41 and the electronic device 42 through a point-to-point transmission method, for example, including various point-to-point hole punching techniques. In order to achieve the point-to-point transmission, the electronic device may have a first identification code, the mobile phone 41 has a second identification code, and the electronic device 42 and the mobile phone 41 are transmitted through a server 46, the first identification code, and the The second identification code completes the data connection of the point-to-point transmission mode. Specifically, the electronic device 42 and the mobile phone 41 obtain the connection data of the other party through the server 46 via the network 45, thereby establishing a point-to-point connection for data transmission.

In addition, the predetermined setting includes determining whether the external device falls within the predetermined distance for more than a predetermined time to avoid accidentally touching the data transmission. Electronic devices can follow Different external devices interact. Each of the external devices can have a different identification data, and the processing circuit provides different predetermined settings of data movement for the external devices of different identification materials. For example, the same electronic device, when a particular mobile phone or camera is found on the electronic device, can be configured to transfer the photo file of the specific directory of the mobile phone to the electronic device, and clear the downloaded photos in the mobile phone. If, on the same electronic device, a particular tablet or MP3 player is found on the electronic device, the music file in the electronic device can be set to be uploaded to the tablet or MP3 player.

In addition to the simple file copying, the processing circuit can also transfer the at least one electronic file obtained from the external device to a playback device for playback. For example, playing a movie file to a TV or playing a music file to a speaker such as a speaker. In addition, the processing circuit can transmit the at least one electronic file to the at least one external storage device according to a predetermined setting. In addition, the processing circuit can obtain a predetermined setting and a corresponding predetermined setting for processing the at least one electronic file by connecting to the data of the external device. In other words, the predetermined setting can be transmitted to the electronic device through the connection of the mobile phone and the electronic device through an XML file or the like.

The external device is attached with a wireless proximity identification tag, such as an RF-ID, and the wireless proximity identification tag corresponds to an identification code, and the detector reads the identification code of the wireless proximity identification tag to determine whether to establish the data connection and whether Transmitting the at least one electronic file.

The detector has a variety of different designs, for example, including a camera that reads an identification image of one of the external devices, such as a QR barcode, to determine the identity of the external device and whether it falls within the predetermined distance. The detector can also be a light sensor such as an infrared ray. The detector detects a relative position of the external device and the electronic device, and the processing circuit performs different data processing operations with the external device according to different relative positions.

Please refer to Figure 5. The electronic device may also include an insertion interface for connecting an external storage Device. For example, connect a USB external hard drive through a USB interface. FIG. 5 illustrates that the handset 51 can interact with the electronic device 52 to perform the automatic or semi-automatic data transmission described above. The detector 511 detects that the mobile phone 51 is close, the processing circuit 514 downloads the corresponding electronic file through the network interface 512, and places the electronic file into the external memory 54 connected through the plug-in interface 513.

The external memory 54 can be unplugged and inserted into the computer 53 through the plug interface 531 after the electronic file is downloaded. In other words, according to this embodiment, the user can integrate a 2.5", 3.5" or other size USB external hard disk with the housing of the electronic device, regardless of mobility, space efficiency or security. Get a good improvement. In addition, because the USB port is configured, a standard USB hard disk can be placed. This type of USB hard disk can be easily removed and placed into the electronic device. When the USB external hard disk is removed from the electronic device and connected to other external electronic devices, such as a computer, the internal files can be transmitted to the electronic devices. Moreover, the USB external hard disk can also transfer an external electronic device, such as a file of a computer, to the electronic device, and the electronic device or an external device connected thereto can be utilized.

The USB mentioned here refers to the standard of the Universal Serial Bus, including USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and other USB transmission standards. Other standards such as Thunderbolt can provide an external hard disk, so the method, function, and result are similar to USB. When judging the patent scope, it should be considered that the requirements of the equality theory fall into the scope of this case.

Please refer to FIG. 6, which illustrates an embodiment in accordance with the present invention. This is a set-top box or: Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Wi-Fi Access Point (Wi-Fi AP) or other network storage device. The electronic device includes a USB port 603, a web interface 607, a processing circuit 604, and a housing. In the electronic device, a USB socket 603 is used to connect a USB external hard disk; a network interface 607 is used to connect to a wired or wireless network; and a processing circuit 604 is configured to process the network interface 607. data of. In addition, the housing includes a hard disk accommodating space 606 and a circuit accommodating space 608. The hard disk accommodating space 606 is configured to receive the USB external hard disk when the USB external hard disk is connected. The USB external hard disk is in a predetermined position, and the circuit accommodation space 608 is used to place the processing circuit 604.

For example, the network interface 607 can be a wired network for connecting to a television network, a router connected to a general ADSL network, or a wireless network card for connecting to an external network. Wireless network. As described above, the processing circuit 604 is composed of various software or hardware, such as an Android operating system and corresponding software, according to different needs, to provide different application functions.

In other words, according to this embodiment, the user can integrate a 2.5", 3.5" or other size USB external hard disk with the housing of the electronic device, regardless of mobility, space efficiency or security. Get a good improvement. In addition, because the USB port is configured, a standard USB hard disk can be placed, including a general hard disk, an SSD hard disk, or a hard disk of mixed flash memory and disk memory. This type of USB external hard drive can be easily removed and placed into this electronic device. When the USB external hard disk is removed from the electronic device and connected to other external electronic devices, such as a computer, the internal files can be transmitted to the electronic devices. Moreover, the USB external hard disk can also transfer an external electronic device, such as a file of a computer, to the electronic device, and the electronic device or its corresponding external device can be utilized.

With the design of different processing circuits, such electronic devices can be connected to a set-top box of a television, a network attached storage of a wired or wireless network, a wireless or wired router, such as Wi-Fi access. Point (Access Point) and so on. For example, the electronic device can include a display interface that provides a picture for transmission to a display through the display interface. Alternatively, the processing circuit can include a wired or wireless router circuit.

In addition to the USB external hard disk described above, the electronic device can also be provided with a space for an external memory card, an external flash drive, or an internal hard disk or other memory storage device.

In an embodiment of the above electronic storage device, the hard disk accommodating space is covered by the cover 601 and the surrounding Wall 605 is composed. The cover 601 can be configured in a variety of ways, depending on different needs. The following is illustrated with several different figures.

Please refer to FIG. 7, which illustrates an embodiment of an electronic device in accordance with the present invention. In FIG. 7, the housing of the electronic device includes a surrounding wall 702 that is combined with a cover 701 to form a hard disk housing space inside the electronic device. The USB external hard disk 703 can be placed in the hard disk accommodating space, and the cover body 701 is covered. At this time, the USB external hard disk can be effectively integrated with the electronic device such as the set-top box and the Wi-Fi wireless router, regardless of Mobile convenience or security can be improved.

Referring to FIG. 8, the cover 801 is designed as a slide plate that can slide relative to the surrounding wall 802 of the housing to open or close the hard disk accommodation space.

Please refer to FIG. 9A and FIG. 9B , wherein FIGS. 9A and 9B respectively illustrate a state in which the hard disk housing space is closed and opened. The cover body 901 can be provided with a screw structure 902 that is easy to rotate. For example, the screw structure 902 can be rotated by a copper plate to set a corresponding bolt (not shown) to open or close the hard disk accommodation space.

Please refer to FIGS. 10A, 10B, and 10C, which illustrate designing a hard disk accommodation space through a drawer form. The drawer 1001 is used for accommodating the USB external hard disk 1002. Once the drawer 1001 is closed, the USB external hard disk 1002 can be placed in the electronic device for added security and convenience.

In addition, in addition to the above, a clip may be provided on the casing for fixing the USB external hard disk to constitute the hard disk accommodation space.

For example, FIG. 11 illustrates a clipping method, for example, Fig. 11 illustrates an embodiment using clips. In this design manner, the USB external hard disk is not placed in the housing 1101 of the electronic device, but is transmitted through the card. The clips 1102, 1103 and the corresponding elastic members 1104, 1105 are used to secure the USB external hard disk 113. In this way, even USB external hard drives It is not placed in the housing 1101, and can still be combined with the electronic device to a certain extent to achieve convenience and safety. Please note that although this place is exemplified by a pair of card holders 1102 and 1103, in actual design, various clip structure can be used, as long as it can be used to fix a USB external hard disk, it should be considered as being within the scope of the present invention.

As mentioned above, with the design of different processing circuits, such electronic devices may be set-top boxes connected to televisions, network attached storage of wired or wireless networks, wireless or wired routers such as Wi. -Fi access point (Access Point), etc. For example, the electronic device includes a display interface that provides a picture for transmission to a display through the display interface. The processing circuit can also include a wired or wireless router circuit.

In addition to the USB external hard disk described above, the electronic device can also be provided with a space for an external memory card, an external flash drive, or an internal hard disk or other memory storage device.

Referring to FIG. 12A, the external device can interact with the electronic device through different placement positions, for example, through the processing device of the electronic device, when detecting the external device placed on the front, the back, and the side of the electronic device. Set different response methods. In addition, the detector inside the external device can also be used to detect the state of the external device itself, and/or the interaction between the external device and the electronic device, and then the external device transmits the detected content to the electronic device, and according to the The detected content, with or without the detection result of the electronic device, determines whether to start or decide which corresponding processing program to start. The detection results of the external devices mentioned here can include global positioning positions, user calendars, time, and various parameters related to usage habits, in addition to optical detectors and motion detectors. Even another method is that the electronic device may not have a detector, but all rely on the detection result of the external device. For example, the external device detects the presence of the electronic device, for example, falls within a predetermined distance, and then performs the above-mentioned data connection with the electronic device, and then transfers the file or starts various preset processing procedures.

The plurality of external devices 1201, 1202 and the electronic device 1203 may also perform different data transmission according to a predetermined setting and manner. For example, the electronic device 1203 can be used as an intermediary to assist in transmitting the electronic files of the external devices 1201, 1202.

Referring to FIG. 12B, when the external device 1201 and the electronic device 1204 perform data transmission, the light or the display 1205 is disposed on the electronic device, so that the user can directly see the process of data transmission from the visual, and/or the internal memory of the electronic device. Available space.

In addition, a wireless charger can also be configured inside the electronic device. When the external device is placed on the electronic device, the external device can be charged through the electronic device. During the charging process, different data transmission methods can be performed according to the power of the external device and/or other states. For example, if the external device has only a small amount of power remaining, indicating that it takes a long time, the full resolution photo file can be transferred from the external device to the electronic device. In contrast, if there is a lot of power left in the external device, the user may not necessarily be placed on the electronic device for a long time. At this time, the reduced version of the photo file can be transferred from the external device to the electronic device, and there is still a chance to connect to the outside. When the device is installed, the full version of the file is downloaded from the external device to the electronic device.

In other words, different interactions with the electronic device can be adjusted according to the battery power of the external device. The electronic device can also record the way in which the statistical user uses the past usage habits of different external devices and electronic devices to dynamically adjust how the electronic device interacts with the external device.

Further, a corresponding electronic file management method can be provided at the external device and/or the electronic device. The above external device or electronic device provides a setting interface for the user to set a plurality of network storage sources. A processing module, such as a corresponding hardware circuit or software application module, is provided in the external device or the electronic device. The processing module accesses the plurality of first type archive files of the plurality of network storage sources and the plurality of second type archive files of the external device or the local device of the electronic device. An operation interface is provided at the external device or the electronic device. The processing module will use the first type of archive file Integrating with the second type of archive file in the operation interface, the first type of archive file and the second type of archive file, the archive file having the same content is presented as a file display element, and the operation interface is set by the user It is desirable for each file display element to appear at one or more of the portable electronic device local end and the plurality of network storage sources. Providing the external display device or the electronic device to automatically initiate copying of the content corresponding to the file display element to the user setting for the file display element of the external device or the local device of the electronic device and the one or more of the plurality of network storage sources It is desirable to appear at the local end of the external device or electronic device and one or more of the plurality of network storage sources.

FIG. 13 illustrates an operation of an electronic document management method that can be installed in an electronic device such as the mobile phone 1301. A corresponding application (App) is installed on the mobile phone 1301. According to the processing logic of the application, the display interface of the mobile phone 1301 presents an operation interface 13011, and provides a setting interface (not shown) for the user to set the connection to multiple The public network stores sources 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., or a private network storage source, such as the user's own network storage 1303. The mobile phone 1301 accesses the archive files of the network storage sources through the public network, the private network or a combination thereof, and is integrated into the operation interface 13011 of the mobile phone 1301. On the operation interface 13011, each item is a file display unit, and the corresponding physical file can be stored on the local end of the mobile phone 1301, and/or also stored in one or more network storage sources. This interface can be used to organize these file display elements in an intuitive tree structure. The archive file corresponding to each file display element can be a directory with multiple directories and files, or a file.

FIG. 14 illustrates that for each file display element, the operation interface further provides one or more of the plurality of network storage sources that the user desires to set the corresponding physical file for the individual file display element. In this example, the operation interface of the mobile phone 14 uses a tree structure to display multiple files. Display meta. Each file display element can be selected by the user, for example, by using a touch command, to display a secondary operation interface for displaying the current file display element 1401, and the corresponding current physical file is stored in one or more network storage sources. For example, there is a tag 1402, and a copy of the presentation file display element 1401 is stored in the network storage source 1403. And the tag 1404 presents that the file display element 1401 does not currently have a copy stored in the network storage source 14041. Mark 1405 presents that a copy of the file display element 1401 is being moved to the network storage source 14051, but has not yet been moved.

The user can check these tags 1402, 1403, 1405 to indicate that they wish to remove the copy or add a copy to the corresponding network storage unit. After the user makes the setting, the mobile phone 14 can automatically start the data transfer and processing in the background mode.

Please refer to Figure 15. In addition to the tree structure, this electronic file management method can also be through a card icon structure or other visual presentation type. The operation interface provides the file display elements to be grouped by tags. For example, a plurality of file display elements 1501 and a file display element 1502 can be presented in the form of a card icon, and the secondary operation interface 1503 of FIG. 14 can provide the user with a setting for how the desired file is to be moved. In addition to tags, electronic files can be classified or grouped by various methods, such as sub-file names. In addition, a plurality of methods may be mixed, for example, a tree structure that uses and sets a plurality of different viewpoints may be provided to organize the electronic files according to different needs. These electronic files can be stored in different storage locations. For example, the same file can be placed in cloud storage such as Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., and can be placed in the home private cloud network attached storage (NAS), computer, TV, tablet, etc. Different devices, and/or hard drives, memory cards, etc. at the local end of the electronic device.

In other words, the user can operate all of his electronic files on the same operating interface of an electronic device and decide whether an electronic file is to be placed in one or more storage locations. The electronic device and the plurality of storage locations can be connected and exchanged through various wired and wireless networks. For example, through a normal wired or wireless local area network, the Internet, or even a point-to-point Point the network for serial connection. Once the user issues an operation command through the operation interface, it is determined whether the electronic file has a copy to be removed at a certain storage location, or an electronic file is copied from a storage location to another storage location through the operation interface. The circuit of the electronic device itself or the corresponding software command starts to perform the corresponding operation operation, and may also issue an instruction to the external one or more electronic devices or the server to perform the data transfer operation. Files can be moved directly from one storage location to another, such as a server that calls the first storage location, requiring the file to be moved to another storage location. The file can also be relayed by one or more referred electronic devices or servers to make the data movement desired by the user.

In addition, dynamic compression or encryption can be performed when the data is moved. In other words, the user can use any of the electronic devices he owns, for the electronic files of his electronic device, and/or other electronic device(s), and/or one or more networked memories or The service manages and operates electronic files. For example, the user can install a corresponding application (App) on the mobile phone, and set corresponding logic in the application to display the above operation interface, and the music file of his iPAD tablet computer, the program video file in the TV, The EXCEL file on Google Drive, the WORD file on Dropbox, the network attached storage (NAS) in the home, the video screen of the IP camera, and the files in the specific directory of the notebook are all integrated in the same operation interface. The user can manage, play, add, modify, delete, change the stored location, and move from one storage location to another through simple touch selection or other operations. It is even possible to write a commonly used operation by a user or other third person into a corresponding operation command, program or circuit, so that the user can quickly and conveniently execute automatically, periodically, or after a simple password account. Executed under the user's manual operation.

The setting interface provides the user to establish a complex array setting, and each group setting can be correspondingly incomplete. The same plural network storage sources, as well as archive files that can be restricted to specific categories.

While the present invention has been described above in terms of the preferred embodiments thereof, it is not intended to limit the invention, and the invention may be modified and modified without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. The patent protection scope of the invention is subject to the definition of the scope of the patent application attached to the specification.

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121‧‧‧Detector

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  1. An electronic device for interacting with an external device for storing a plurality of electronic files, wherein the plurality of electronic files includes at least one specific file, including: a memory; a transmission interface; and a detector for detecting the Whether the external device has fallen within a predetermined distance relative to the electronic device; and a processing circuit for the electronic device to be determined according to a predetermined setting when the detector detects that the external device falls within the predetermined distance The data connection is automatically performed with the external device through the transmission interface, and the specific file in the plurality of electronic files that meets the predetermined setting is moved to the memory through the data connection.
  2. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the transmission interface is a network interface.
  3. The electronic device of claim 1 further includes an insertion interface for the user to insert and remove the memory.
  4. The electronic device of claim 3, wherein the plug-in interface is a USB interface, and the memory is a USB external hard disk.
  5. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the processing circuit removes the specific file from the external device after moving the specific file to the electronic device.
  6. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the data connection is a direct connection between the electronic device and the external device that does not pass through a third device.
  7. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the data connection is connected between the electronic device and the external device via a wireless router.
  8. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the data connection is connected between the electronic device and the external device through a point-to-point transmission.
  9. The electronic device of claim 8, wherein the electronic device has a first identification code, the external device has a second identification code, and the electronic device and the external device are transmitted through a server, the first identification code and The second identification code completes the data connection of the point-to-point transmission mode.
  10. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the electronic device notifies the external device to trigger a predetermined operational procedure of the external device, the predetermined condition comprising determining whether the external device falls within the predetermined distance for more than a predetermined time.
  11. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the external device and the other external device respectively have an identification data, and the processing circuit provides data transfer of different predetermined conditions for the external device different from the identification materials.
  12. An electronic device as claimed in claim 1, wherein the processing circuit is to be externally The specific file obtained by the device is processed and transmitted to a playback device for playback.
  13. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the processing circuit provides a setting interface for the user to set the predetermined setting.
  14. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the processing circuit obtains the predetermined setting and the processing instruction corresponding to the specific setting by the connection with the data of the external device.
  15. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the external device is provided with a wireless proximity sensor tag, the wireless sensor identification tag corresponding to an identification code, the detector reading the identification code of the wireless sensor tag to determine whether Establish the data connection and whether to transfer the specific file.
  16. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the detector comprises a camera that reads an identification image of the external device to determine the identity of the external device and whether it falls within the predetermined distance.
  17. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein the detector detects a relative position of the external device and the electronic device, and the processing circuit performs different data processing operations with the external device according to different relative positions.
  18. An electronic device for interacting with an external device for storing a plurality of electronic files, wherein the plurality of electronic files includes at least one specific file, comprising: a memory; a transmission interface; a detector for detecting whether the external device has fallen within a predetermined distance relative to the electronic device, and the external device is not wiredly connected to the electronic device; and a process The circuit, when the detector detects that the external device falls within the predetermined distance, according to a predetermined setting, the electronic device automatically performs a data connection with the external device through the transmission interface, and connects through the data connection When the external device is detected, a predetermined operation is performed on the at least one specific file that meets the predetermined setting, including adding, modifying, deleting a file or executing a predetermined instruction.
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