TWI630542B - Multiple computer host seamless switching method and system thereof - Google Patents

Multiple computer host seamless switching method and system thereof

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TWI630542B
TWI630542B TW104127262A TW104127262A TWI630542B TW I630542 B TWI630542 B TW I630542B TW 104127262 A TW104127262 A TW 104127262A TW 104127262 A TW104127262 A TW 104127262A TW I630542 B TWI630542 B TW I630542B
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謝志淵
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The present invention is a window interface operation multi-system platform method and system for operating a first computer platform and a second computer platform on a display screen using a single pointing device, wherein the first computer platform operates in a first operating system and The second computer platform is operated in a second operating system, and the display screen displays a main window screen, and the main window screen displays at least one of the first working desktop and/or the second working desktop, by detecting the Pointing to the pointing position of the device to designate the first working desktop or the second working desktop as a working window. The selection of the working window is moved to the direction of the first working desktop or the second working desktop according to the pointing position, and the working window touches the first working desktop or the second working desktop according to the pointing position. Determined by the border.

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Multiple computer host seamless switching method and system thereof

The invention relates to the technical field of computer control, in particular to a method for seamlessly switching multiple computer hosts by switching between an input module, a display unit and a control module between a first computer host and a second computer host And its system.

Traditionally, there are two methods for controlling a plurality of computer platforms (or multiple video input platforms) using a single keyboard or mouse:

1) The user interface of the multi-window screen must be generated by executing an application, and then clicking on one of the windows to switch the computer platforms or the video input platforms.

2) Using a hardware switch switching method, such as KVM, to switch the display screen of each of these computer platforms to the main screen to become a single window to control.

However, the foregoing method is very complicated and inconvenient for the user, both in operation and in installation.

Therefore, the present invention proposes a seamless switching method for a plurality of computer hosts and a system thereof to solve the lack of the prior art.

The first object of the present invention is to provide a seamless switching mode for a plurality of computer hosts. The first computer platform and the second computer platform can be operated on at least one display unit by using a single pointing device.

A second object of the present invention is the seamless switching method of the plurality of computer hosts, wherein the input module generates a displacement signal and converts the displacement signal into a target position.

A third object of the present invention is the seamless switching method of the plurality of computer hosts, wherein the display unit displays at least one of the first working desktop and the second working desktop, and the at least one first working desktop boundary At least one second working desktop boundary switches between the first computer host and the second computer host.

A fourth object of the present invention is to determine a boundary between the at least one first working desktop boundary and the at least one second working desktop boundary and the moving direction according to the seamless switching method of the plurality of computer hosts, Switching between the second computer hosts.

A fifth object of the present invention is to operate a first computer platform and a second computer platform on the display screen or an extended display screen thereof by using a single pointing device according to the seamless switching method of the plurality of computer hosts.

A sixth object of the present invention is the seamless switching method of the plurality of computer hosts, wherein the display unit simultaneously displays the first working desktop and the second working desktop in a POP (picture-out-of-picture) mode, and uses PIP ( The picture-in-picture mode simultaneously displays the first working desktop and the second working desktop, or the display unit can display the first working desktop or the second working desktop by using a triggering manner.

A seventh object of the present invention is to provide a seamless switching system for a plurality of computer hosts to implement the seamless switching method of the plurality of computer hosts.

In order to achieve the above and other objects, the present invention provides a plurality of computer hosts. a seamless switching method for switching between a first computer host and a second computer host by an input module, a display unit and a control module, wherein the first computer host operates on a first working desktop The second computer host operates on a second working desktop, the method comprising: (a) the input module generates a displacement signal; (b) the control module converts the displacement signal into a target position; (c) the display unit Displaying the first working desktop and the second working desktop, the first working desktop is located in a first direction of the second working desktop, and the second working desktop is located in a second direction of the first working desktop; The first computer host is positioned at a relative coordinate position of the first work desktop according to the coordinate position, wherein the first work desktop has at least one first work desktop boundary; (e) determining that the coordinate position falls on the first work a first boundary coordinate range of the desktop boundary and the coordinate position is changed by the first boundary coordinate range toward the second working desktop to determine to switch from the first computer host to the second computer host (f) the second computer host is positioned at a relative coordinate position of the second work desktop according to the coordinate position, wherein the second work desktop has at least one second work desktop boundary; and (g) determining that the coordinate position falls A second boundary coordinate range of the second working desktop boundary and the coordinate position are changed by the second boundary coordinate range toward the first working desktop to determine to switch from the second computer host to the first computer host.

To achieve the above and other objects, the present invention provides a plurality of computer host seamless switching systems for combining a display unit to switch between a first computer host and a second computer host, wherein the first computer host operates in a The first working desktop and the second computer host operate on a second working desktop, the first working desktop has at least one first working desktop boundary, and the second working desktop has at least one second working desktop boundary, the plurality of working computer hosts The seamless switching system includes a control module, an input module, an image module, and an expansion module. The input module is connected to the control module, and the input module is configured to generate a displacement signal. The image module is connected to the control mode And the image module is configured to connect at least one of the display unit, the first computer host and the second computer host, and let the display unit display at least one of the first working desktop and the second working desktop . The expansion module is connected to the control module. The expansion module is configured to connect the first computer host with the second computer host. The control module selects to convert the displacement signal into a target position and transmits it to at least one of the first computer host and the second computer host, by determining that the coordinate position falls in relation to the first job. a first boundary coordinate range of the desktop boundary and the coordinate position is changed by the first coordinate range toward the second working desktop to decide to switch from the first computer host to the second computer host, or by determining The coordinate position falls on a second boundary coordinate range associated with the boundary of the second working desktop and the coordinate position is changed from the second boundary coordinate range toward the first working desktop to determine to switch from the second computer host to The first computer host.

Compared with the prior art, the plurality of computer host seamless switching methods and systems thereof can utilize a single display screen (or a plurality of display screens, such as an extended screen) to control a plurality of computer hosts by using a plurality of working desktops. There is no need to execute any applications on these host computers. For example, in the present invention, the computer host utilizes, for example, a set of keyboard mouse operations by the system of the present invention, by moving the cursor of the mouse between the working desktops, by border coordinates and movement Direction to decide to switch and control between these host computers.

In addition to using the mouse keyboard, the present invention can also click (or select) the work window by touch, for example, by touch, to directly operate each of the computer hosts on the work desktop.

2‧‧‧Display unit

2’‧‧‧Extended screen unit

4‧‧‧First computer host

42‧‧‧ first work desktop

422‧‧‧ first working desktop border

6‧‧‧Second computer host

62‧‧‧Second work desktop

622‧‧‧ second working desktop border

8‧‧‧First work extended desktop

10, 10'‧‧‧Multiple computer host seamless switching system

12‧‧‧Control Module

14‧‧‧Input module

16‧‧‧Image module

18‧‧‧Expansion module

FOS‧‧‧First Operating System

SOS‧‧‧Second operating system

SS‧‧‧displacement signal

CP‧‧‧ coordinate position

1 is a schematic flow chart of a seamless switching method of a plurality of computer hosts according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

2(a) to 2(c) are diagrams showing the display of the display unit of Fig. 1.

FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram showing the state of the seamless switching method of the plurality of computer hosts in the second embodiment.

4 is a block diagram showing a seamless switching system of a plurality of computer hosts according to a third embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a block diagram showing a seamless switching system of a plurality of computer hosts according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention.

In order to fully understand the objects, features and advantages of the present invention, the present invention will be described in detail by the following specific embodiments and the accompanying drawings. The flow chart of the seamless switching method of the plurality of computer hosts in the embodiment. In FIG. 1, the window interface operates a multi-system platform method, and can switch between a first computer host and a second computer host by an input module, a display unit and a control module, wherein the first computer The host operates on a first working desktop and the second computer host operates on a second working desktop. In other words, the first computer host operates independently of the second computer host.

The step of the seamless switching method of the plurality of computer hosts starts at step S11, and the input module generates a displacement signal.

In step S12, the control module converts the displacement signal into a target position.

Step S13, the display unit displays the first working desktop and the second working desktop, the first working desktop is located in a first direction of the second working desktop, and the second working desktop is located in the first working desktop. The second direction. For example, in another embodiment, please refer to the figure. 2(a), the display unit can simultaneously display the first working desktop and the second working desktop in a POP (picture-out-of-picture) mode, please refer to FIG. 2(b), and the display unit can be PIP (picture The -in-picture mode simultaneously displays the first working desktop and the second working desktop, or referring to FIG. 2(C), the display unit may display the first working desktop or the second working desktop by using a trigger manner. For example, at time t1, the display unit displays the first working desktop; at time t2, the display unit displays the second working desktop by triggering; and at time t3, the display is enabled by the trigger mode. The unit displays the first working desktop again; and, at time t4, the display unit causes the second working desktop to be displayed again by the triggering manner, and so on by the triggering manner at the first working desktop and the second working Switch between desktops.

Step S14: The first computer host is positioned at a relative coordinate position of the first working desktop according to the coordinate position, wherein the first working desktop has at least one first working desktop boundary.

Step S15, determining that the coordinate position falls on a first boundary coordinate range of the first working desktop boundary, and the coordinate position is changed from the first boundary coordinate range toward the second working desktop to determine the first computer. The host switches to the second computer host.

Step S16, the second computer host is positioned at a relative coordinate position of the second working desktop according to the coordinate position, wherein the second working desktop has at least one second working desktop boundary.

Step S17, determining that the coordinate position falls on a second boundary coordinate range of the second working desktop boundary, and the coordinate position is changed from the second boundary coordinate range toward the first working desktop to determine the second computer. The host switches to the first computer host.

Referring to FIG. 3, a plurality of computer host seamless switching parties according to a second embodiment of the present invention Schematic diagram of the process. In FIG. 3, the first computer host operates in addition to the first working desktop, and further operates on a first working extended desktop, the display screen displays the first working desktop, and an extended screen unit displays the first The work extends the desktop, and therefore, the steps of FIG. 2 include step S31 in addition to steps S11 to S17 of the first embodiment.

Step S31 is a continuation of this step S12. In the step S31, the control module can move directly on the first working desktop and the first working extended desktop by using the displacement signal. In other words, the control module can select to move between the working desktop and the extended desktop in the same computer host by the displacement signal, or switch between the computer hosts by the coordinate position.

Referring to FIG. 4, it is a block diagram of a seamless switching system of a plurality of computer hosts according to a third embodiment of the present invention. In FIG. 4, the plurality of computer host seamless switching systems 10 can be combined with a display unit 2 to switch between the first computer host 4 and the second computer host 6. The first computer main unit 4 operates on a first work desktop 42 and the second computer main unit 6 to operate on a second work desktop 62. The first work desktop 42 includes at least one first work desktop boundary 422, and the second work desktop 62 includes at least one second work desktop boundary 622. The first computer main unit 4 operates in a first operating system FOS and the second computer main unit 6 to operate in a second operating system SOS.

The plurality of computer host seamless switching systems 10 includes a control module 12, an input module 14, an image module 16, and an expansion module 18.

The input module 14 is connected to the control module 12. For example, the input module 14 is at least one of a mouse, a keyboard, a stylus and a touch panel. The input module 14 is configured to generate a displacement signal SS.

The image module 16 is connected to the control module 12, for example, the image module 16 is high. HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface), BNC, D-SUB, VGA, component terminal, S-terminal, AV terminal, DVI, D-Terminal, RCA terminal, F terminal, RF terminal, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt or Lightning bolt. The image module 16 is connected to the display unit 2, the first computer main unit 4 and the second computer main unit 6, and the display unit 2 displays at least one of the first working desktop 42 and the second working desktop 62. In another embodiment, the display unit displays the first working desktop 42 and the second working desktop 62 in a POP (picture-out-of-picture) mode, or displays the picture in a PIP (picture-in-picture) mode. The first work desktop 42 and the second work desktop 62.

The expansion module 18 is connected to the control module 12. For example, the expansion module 18 is a Universal Serial Bus, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), RS-232, GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus), HP-IB ( Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus), I 2 C, Thunderbolt, External PCIe, IDE, ATA, SATA, ATAPI (ATA Packet Interface), PCI or SCSI. The expansion module 18 is connected to the first computer host 4 and the second computer host 6.

The control module 12 selects to convert the displacement signal SS into a target position CP, and transmits it to at least one of the first computer host 4 and the second computer host 6, by determining that the coordinate position CP falls in relation to A first boundary coordinate range of the first working desktop boundary 422 and the coordinate position are changed by the first boundary coordinate range toward the second working desktop 62 to determine to switch from the first computer host 4 to the second The host computer 6 or by determining that the coordinate position CP falls within a second boundary coordinate range associated with the second working desktop boundary 622 and the coordinate position is from the second boundary coordinate range toward the first working desktop 42 Change to decide to switch from the second computer host 6 to the first computer host 4.

Referring to FIG. 5, it is a block diagram of a plurality of computer host seamless switching systems according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention. In FIG. 5, the plurality of computer mainframe seamless switching systems 10' include a plurality of computer hosts, including the control module 12, the input module 14, the image module 16, and the expansion module 18 of the third embodiment. The seamless switching system 10' further includes a first working extended desktop 8 and an extended screen unit 2'.

The first computer host 4 operates on the first working desktop 42 and the first working extended desktop 8. The control module 12 selects to transmit the displacement signal SS to the first computer host 4 to be at the first working desktop. 42 moves between the first work extension desktop 8.

The present invention has been disclosed in the above preferred embodiments, and it should be understood by those skilled in the art that the present invention is not intended to limit the scope of the present invention. It should be noted that variations and permutations equivalent to those of the embodiments are intended to be included within the scope of the present invention. Therefore, the scope of protection of the present invention is defined by the scope of the patent application.

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  1. A seamless switching method for a plurality of computer hosts for switching between a first computer host and a second computer host by an input module, a display unit and a control module, wherein the first computer host operates in a A working desktop and the second computer mainframe are operated on a second working desktop, and the control module is respectively connected to the input module, the display unit, the first computer host and the second computer host, and the method comprises: (a) the input module generates a displacement signal; (b) the control module converts the displacement signal into a target position; (c) the display unit displays the first working desktop and the second working desktop, the first The working desktop is located in a first direction of the second working desktop, and the second working desktop is located in a second direction of the first working desktop; (d) the first computer host is positioned in the first work according to the coordinate position a relative coordinate position of the desktop, wherein the first working desktop has at least one first working desktop boundary; (e) determining that the coordinate position falls on a first boundary coordinate range of the first working desktop boundary and the The target position is changed by the first boundary coordinate range toward the second working desktop to decide to switch from the first computer host to the second computer host; (f) the second computer host is positioned according to the coordinate position a relative coordinate position of the second working desktop, wherein the second working desktop has at least one second working desktop boundary; and determining a second boundary coordinate range of the coordinate position falling on the boundary of the second working desktop and the coordinate position is The second boundary coordinate range changes toward the first working desktop to determine to switch from the second computer host to the first computer host.
  2. The method for seamlessly switching a plurality of computer hosts according to claim 1, wherein the first computer host operates in addition to the first working desktop, and further operates on a first working extension table. The display screen displays the first working desktop, and an extended screen unit displays the first working extended desktop.
  3. The method for seamlessly switching a plurality of computer mainframes according to claim 2, wherein in the step (b), the control module can directly convert the displacement signal into the coordinate position, and the control module can directly The displacement signal moves on the first working desktop with the first working extended desktop.
  4. The method for seamlessly switching a plurality of computer hosts according to claim 1, wherein in the step (c), the display unit simultaneously displays the first working desktop in a POP (picture-out-of-picture) mode. The second working desktop displays the first working desktop and the second working desktop simultaneously in a PIP (picture-in-picture) mode, or the display unit can display the first working desktop or the second working by using a trigger manner desktop.
  5. A plurality of computer host seamless switching systems for combining a display unit to switch between a first computer host and a second computer host, wherein the first computer host operates on a first working desktop and the second computer host In a second working desktop, the first working desktop has at least one first working desktop boundary, and the second working desktop has at least one second working desktop boundary, the plurality of computer host seamless switching systems include: a control module; An input module is connected to the control module, the input module is configured to generate a displacement signal; an image module is connected to the control module, and the image module is connected to the display unit, the first computer host and The second computer host allows the display unit to display at least one of the first working desktop and the second working desktop; and an expansion module connected to the control module, the expansion module is configured to connect the first a computer host and the second computer host; The control module selects to convert the displacement signal into a target position and transmits it to at least one of the first computer host and the second computer host, by determining that the coordinate position falls on the first working desktop. a first boundary coordinate range of the boundary and the coordinate position is changed by the first coordinate range toward the second working desktop to decide to switch from the first computer host to the second computer host, or by determining the coordinate Positioning a second boundary coordinate range associated with the second working desktop boundary and the coordinate position is changed by the second boundary coordinate range toward the first working desktop to determine to switch from the second computer host to the The first computer host.
  6. For example, the plurality of computer host seamless switching systems of claim 5, further comprising a first work extension desktop and an extended screen unit, wherein the first computer host operates on the first work desktop and the first work extension desktop The control module selects to transmit the displacement signal to the first computer host to move between the first working desktop and the first working extended desktop.
  7. The plurality of computer mainframe seamless switching systems according to claim 5, wherein the input module is at least one of a mouse, a keyboard, a stylus and a touch panel.
  8. The plurality of computer host seamless switching systems as described in claim 5, wherein the expansion module is a Universal Serial Bus, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), RS-232, GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus). , HP-IB (Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus), I 2 C, Thunderbolt, External PCIe, IDE, ATA, SATA, ATAPI (ATA Packet Interface), PCI or SCSI.
  9. For example, the plurality of computer host seamless switching systems described in claim 5, wherein the image module is a high definition multimedia interface (HDMI, High Definition Multimedia Interface), BNC, D-SUB, VGA, color difference terminal, S - terminal, AV terminal, DVI, D-Terminal, RCA terminal, F terminal, RF terminal, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt or Lightning bolt.
  10. The plurality of computer host seamless switching systems according to claim 5, wherein the display unit simultaneously displays the first working desktop and the second working desktop in a POP (picture-out-of-picture) mode. The PIP (picture-in-picture) mode simultaneously displays the first working desktop and the second working desktop, or the display unit can display the first working desktop or the second working desktop by using a triggering manner.
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