WO2006090460A1 - Mobile information terminal - Google Patents

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WO2006090460A1
WO2006090460A1 PCT/JP2005/003039 JP2005003039W WO2006090460A1 WO 2006090460 A1 WO2006090460 A1 WO 2006090460A1 JP 2005003039 W JP2005003039 W JP 2005003039W WO 2006090460 A1 WO2006090460 A1 WO 2006090460A1
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Keiji Hariki
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
    • H04M1/725Cordless telephones
    • H04M1/72519Portable communication terminals with improved user interface to control a main telephone operation mode or to indicate the communication status
    • H04M1/72522With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality
    • H04M1/72527With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality provided by interfacing with an external accessory
    • H04M1/7253With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality provided by interfacing with an external accessory using a two-way short-range wireless interface
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
    • H04M1/725Cordless telephones
    • H04M1/72519Portable communication terminals with improved user interface to control a main telephone operation mode or to indicate the communication status
    • H04M1/72522With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality
    • H04M1/72525With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality provided by software upgrading or downloading

Abstract

An individual identification code (211) associated with an application (S/W) is received from an external wireless IC tag (21). The application (S/W) with which the received individual identification code (211) is associated is selected and then executed.

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 Portable information terminal

 Technical field

 [0001] The present invention relates to a portable information terminal that selects and activates a specific application sZw in a plurality of applications sZw (software).

 Background art

 [0002] In recent years, mobile information terminals such as mobile phones have been equipped with various functions linked to external devices such as remote control functions for home appliances and electronic wallet functions. As users have more opportunities to switch frequently using sZw, there is a need for a user interface that can easily call functions to be used for each usage scenario. Conventionally, in mobile information terminals such as mobile phones and PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants), when a specific application S / W is launched, the identification name corresponding to each application SZW A common method is to display a menu or an icon and select the desired application SZW by key operation or the like.

 [0003] However, the method of selecting the menu power application sZw requires a complicated operation in which the user goes through multiple menu hierarchies, and it takes time to switch between these frequently. It was a troublesome work. In order to solve this problem, a mobile phone that can be easily started by assigning a frequently used application sZw to a soft key is disclosed in Patent Document 1 below.

Patent Document 1: Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2003-101629 (paragraph numbers 0005, 0006)

[0005] A conventional portable information terminal, for example, the mobile phone described in Patent Document 1 above, is configured as described above. Since the application SZW is frequently assigned to the software, the type power of the startable application sZw s The number of soft keys is limited and installed.

V, all applications SZW could not be assigned! /, And! /, There was a problem. In addition, it is easy to start up frequently used applications sZw. Applications that are used infrequently or have never been used before can be used to start It was not possible to move and it was necessary to start by the method by the conventional menu etc.

 Furthermore, when the user selects and launches the desired application sZw with the menu power, the user knows the name of the desired application sZw and the name of the icon and the menu hierarchy of the application sZw. There is a problem that it becomes difficult to remember which application sZw is used in which scene as the types of installed applications sZw increase.

 [0006] The present invention has been made to solve the above-described problems. By using a wireless IC tag, an application sZw to be used on the spot can be easily operated without the user being aware of it. An object is to obtain a portable information terminal that can be automatically activated.

 Disclosure of the invention

 [0007] The portable information terminal according to the present invention has an external wireless IC tag power predetermined application S

The wireless ic tag reader unit that receives the individual identification code associated with Zw and the application sZw associated with the individual identification code received by the wireless ic tag reader unit from the stored multiple applications sZw An application sZw selection unit and an application sZw execution unit that executes the application sZw selected by the application sZw selection unit are provided.

 [0008] According to the present invention, there is an effect that the application sZw associated with the individual identification code can be automatically activated by a simple operation without the user being aware of it. Brief Description of Drawings

 FIG. 1 is a diagram showing a relationship between a portable information terminal and a wireless IC tag according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention.

 FIG. 2 is a hardware configuration diagram of the portable information terminal according to the first embodiment of the present invention.

 FIG. 3 is a functional configuration diagram of the portable information terminal and the wireless IC tag according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention.

 FIG. 4 is a diagram showing an example of an application sZw information table stored in an application SZW information storage unit of the portable information terminal according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing the flow of processing of the portable information terminal according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention. It is

 FIG. 6 is a diagram showing a relationship between a portable information terminal and an external device to be controlled according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention.

 FIG. 7 is a hardware configuration diagram of a portable information terminal according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention.

FIG. 8 is a functional configuration diagram of a portable information terminal and controlled external devices according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention.

 FIG. 9 is a diagram showing a configuration of an individual identification code of an external device to be controlled by the portable information terminal according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention.

 FIG. 10 is a diagram showing an example of an application SZW information table stored in an application SZW information storage unit of the portable information terminal according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention.

FIG. 11 is a diagram showing an example of an attribute-specific information table stored in an attribute-specific information storage unit of the portable information terminal according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention.

 FIG. 12 is a diagram showing an example of an individual information table stored in an individual information storage unit of the portable information terminal according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention.

 FIG. 13 is a flowchart showing the flow of processing of the portable information terminal according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention.

 FIG. 14 is a hardware configuration diagram of a portable information terminal according to Embodiment 3 of the present invention.

FIG. 15 is a functional configuration diagram of a portable information terminal, an external device to be controlled, and an application SZW distribution server according to Embodiment 3 of the present invention.

 FIG. 16 is a flowchart showing the flow of processing of the portable information terminal according to Embodiment 3 of the present invention.

BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION

 Hereinafter, in order to explain the present invention in more detail, the best mode for carrying out the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

Embodiment 1.

FIG. 1 is a diagram showing the relationship between a portable information terminal and a wireless IC tag according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention. The portable information terminal 1 equipped with the wireless IC tag reader 1 transmits a control signal to the wireless IC tag 21 mounted on or incorporated in a specific object or place, and is stored in the wireless IC tag 21. The read individual identification code is read and the application sZw associated with the read individual identification code is activated.

 [0011] The wireless IC tag is also referred to as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), and is an electronic tag (tag) that is used by attaching it to various objects and products. Attribute information such as the individual identification number (ID) of the attached object Is stored in the internal memory, and its attribute information can be read and written by communication with an external wireless IC tag reader Z writer.

 [0012] The wireless IC tag is composed of an IC in which an antenna, a wireless circuit, a control circuit, and a memory are stored in one chip. Recently, a product having a size of 1 mm square or less and a price of about several tens of yen has been developed. Has been. When reading information from the wireless IC tag, it receives the control signal radio wave transmitted from the radio IC tag reader, modulates the received radio wave, and drives the circuit as a power source. Perform half-duplex data communication. Wireless IC tags have different maximum communication distances depending on the communication method, but recently, radio wave tags that use the microwave band can communicate over distances of up to several meters.

 [0013] The power of barcodes as a widely used technology for tags attached to objects. Wireless IC tags compared to barcodes are capable of reading data even when the tags are not visible. The wireless IC tag data can be read and written, and reading is possible at a speed of several tens of images per second.

 [0014] Since wireless IC tags can handle data exceeding 128 bits, with a standard size of about 64 to 128 bits, assigning a different number to every item or product distributed in the world It is expected to be used in various fields as a medium for recording codes that identify each individual. Currently, wireless IC tags are being developed as a core technology for next-generation code management systems that will replace barcodes, especially in the distribution field, and are expected to be widely used in the future.

[0015] The distribution code system and application technology of wireless IC tags are being standardized globally as an EPC (Electronic Product Code) system by the International Article Number (EAN) Association, which is an international organization of distribution codes. The EPC code system can be used as the individual identification code used in the present invention, and the system of the present invention can be realized at low cost by using the wireless IC tag attached to the product for distribution management. Is possible The

 FIG. 2 is a hardware configuration diagram of portable information terminal 1 according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention. The portable information terminal 1 includes a control unit 11, a wireless IC tag reader unit 12, a storage unit 13, a display unit 14, a user operation unit 15, and a power supply unit 16. The control unit 11 includes a CPU and the like, and controls the entire processing of the portable information terminal 1. The wireless IC tag reader unit 12 is configured by a wireless IZF or the like, transmits a control signal to the wireless IC tag 21, and receives the individual identification code 211 of the wireless IC tag 21. The storage unit 13 is configured by a flash memory or the like, and stores various data and application SZW files. The display unit 14 is composed of an LCD or the like, and displays various information when the portable information terminal 1 operates. The user operation unit 15 includes a keyboard or a touch pad, and accepts various user operations. The power supply unit 16 supplies operation power for the portable information terminal 1.

 FIG. 3 is a functional configuration diagram of the portable information terminal and the wireless IC tag according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention. An individual identification code 211 is recorded in the memory in the wireless IC tag 21. The portable information terminal 1 includes an application SZW selection unit 111 and an application SZW execution unit 112 in the control unit 11, a wireless IC tag reader unit 12, an application SZW information storage unit 131 and an application SZW file storage unit 132 in the storage unit 13, and display. A unit 14 and a user operation unit 15 are provided. The application SZW information storage unit 131 stores an application SZW information table, and the application SZW file storage unit 132 stores executable files of various applications SZW.

 FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating an example of an application SZW information table stored in the application SZW information storage unit 131. The application sZw information table stores, for each individual identification code 211, the application SZW name associated with the individual identification code 211, the file name used when calling the application sZw, and the like. The information in the application s Zw information table is registered or changed by a previously registered force or a user operation.

[0019] For example, by reading the individual identification code 211 of the wireless IC tag 21 installed at the cash register in the store, the electronic money application is automatically activated at the time of payment, or similarly on the desk at home. When the installed wireless IC tag 21 is recognized, the mail application Start up and automatically activate the schedule application on the desk at the workplace! / As you can see, the wireless IC tag 21 is installed at each location and associated with each application SZW. The application sZw used in can be started easily.

 Next, the operation will be described.

 FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing the flow of processing of the portable information terminal according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention.

 In step ST101, the application SZW selection unit 111 starts processing in response to an instruction from the control unit 11 that has received a user operation such as a key press of the user operation unit 15. Here, the subsequent processing may be automatically performed at certain time intervals without any user operation.

 [0021] In step ST102, the wireless IC tag reader unit 12 transmits a control signal to the wireless IC tag 21 based on an instruction from the application S / W selection unit 111, and acquires the individual identification code 211 of the wireless IC tag 21. Application SZW selection unit 111 is notified.

 In step ST103, the application sZw selection unit 111 checks whether the individual identification code 211 stored in the application SZW information storage unit 131 is registered in the application sZw information table. If the individual identification code 211 is not registered, the process proceeds to step ST104, and if the individual identification code 211 is registered, the process proceeds to step ST105.

 In step ST104, control unit 11 displays a message notifying that application SZW is not present on display unit 14, and ends the process.

 In step ST105, the application SZW selection unit 111 stores the S / W name of the application S / W from the application S / W information table stored in the application SZW information storage unit 131 using the individual identification code 211 as a key. Obtaining the file name, the application sZw execution unit 112 reads and starts the V file stored in the application S / W file storage unit 132 by the file name obtained by the application sZw selection unit 111.

[0023] In step ST106, the control unit 11 executes the active application SZW name and application. The screen of the case SZW is displayed on the display unit 14, and the application SZW execution unit 112 continues to execute the subsequent application sZw.

 [0024] Here, when a plurality of wireless IC tags 21 are close to each other and the wireless IC tag reader unit 12 receives a plurality of individual identification codes 211 in step ST102, a plurality of application SZW execution units 112 are provided. A plurality of applications SZW associated with the individual identification code 211 are sequentially executed, and information on each application SZW is displayed on the same screen of the display unit 14 in parallel. Here, the application SZW names associated with the plurality of individual identification codes 211 are displayed in a list on the display unit 14, and the application SZW execution unit 112 is selected by the user selecting the application SZW name. It is also possible to process the case sZw alone.

 As described above, according to the first embodiment, the portable information terminal 1 receives the wireless IC tag reader unit 12 that receives the individual identification code 211 associated with the application SZW from the external wireless IC tag 21. , The application sZw selection unit 111 that selects the application sZw associated with the received individual identification code 211 and the selected application s

Application that executes Zw By providing the SZW execution unit 112, it is possible to automatically start the application sZw associated with the individual identification code 211 of the wireless IC tag 21 by a simple operation without the user's awareness! Effect.

 [0026] Further, according to the first embodiment, when a portable information terminal has been stolen, there is a risk that there has been a risk of unauthorized use of the application sZw by others. By using a wireless ic tag installed in a specific location such as a home as a key to start a specific application sZw, unauthorized use of the application sZw by a third party can be restricted. An effect is obtained.

 Furthermore, according to the first embodiment, the application SZW execution unit 112 sequentially executes the plurality of applications sZw associated with the received plurality of individual identification codes 211, and the control unit 11 By displaying the information of each application sZw on the same screen in parallel, it is possible to improve the convenience of the user who does not need to start the application sZw to be used individually.

Furthermore, according to the first embodiment, the control unit 11 receives a plurality of pieces received by the display unit 14. The application SZW name associated with the body identification code 211 is displayed in a list, and the application SZW execution unit 112 processes the application SZW selected by the user alone, so that the limited computing power and memory of the portable information terminal 1 can be obtained. In addition, it is possible to effectively use the screen size and the like.

 [0029] Embodiment 2.

 In the first embodiment, the power shown as an example of starting the application SZW associated with the individual identification code 211 of the wireless IC tag 21. In the second embodiment, the application to the application SZW for controlling the external device is applied. As an example, by setting the individual identification code 211 of the wireless IC tag 21 in association with an operation parameter and calling it, the processing setting at the time of starting the application SZW can be made possible. Further, in the second embodiment, by using both the attribute code and the individual identification code 211 included in the individual identification code 211, the processing at the time of starting the application SZW can be set in more detail. Furthermore, Embodiment 2 shows an example in which an individual control signal is transmitted to an external device to be controlled when the application SZW is activated. The application SZW includes sZw that operates in conjunction with external devices.

 FIG. 6 is a diagram showing the relationship between the portable information terminal and the external device to be controlled according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention. In FIG. 6, it is assumed that a radio IC tag storing an individual identification code of each external device is attached to the television 2A and the video 2B as external devices to be controlled.

 [0031] The mobile information terminal 1 equipped with the wireless IC tag reader transmits a control signal to the wireless IC tag attached to the television 2A and the video 2B of the external device to be controlled. The individual identification code stored in the tag is read, and the application SZW for controlling each external device associated with the read individual identification code is started. Then, after starting the application SZW for controlling each external device, a control signal is transmitted to each external device using a communication method corresponding to each external device in response to a user operation or automatically. Control the equipment.

FIG. 6 shows an example in which a control signal is transmitted to the television 2A using the infrared remote control method and a control signal is transmitted to the video 2B using the Bluetooth method. FIG. 7 is a hardware configuration diagram of the portable information terminal according to the second embodiment of the present invention. In this portable information terminal 1, an IrDA communication unit 17A and a Bluetooth communication unit 17B are added to the nodeware configuration shown in FIG. 2 of the first embodiment. Other configurations are the same as those shown in FIG. 2 of the first embodiment.

 [0033] The IrDA communication unit 17A is configured by infrared iZF or the like, and communicates with an external device to be controlled by infrared using an IrDA (Infrared Data Association) protocol or an infrared remote control signal. The Bluetooth communication unit 17B is configured with a wireless IZF or the like, and communicates wirelessly with an external device to be controlled using the Bluetooth protocol. As the communication method with the external device, other than the one shown here may be used according to the communication method of the external device.

FIG. 8 is a functional configuration diagram of the portable information terminal and the external device to be controlled according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention. A wireless IC tag 21 is attached to or built in the external device 2, and an individual identification code 211 is recorded in a memory (not shown) of the wireless tag 21. The external device 2 includes a communication unit 22 and a device control unit 23. The communication unit 22 receives a control signal from the portable information terminal 1, and the device control unit 23 controls each unit of the external device 2 based on the control signal from the portable information terminal 1 and sends the control result to the communication unit 22. Via mobile information terminal 1.

 [0035] In addition, the portable information terminal 1 shown in FIG. 8 includes, in the functional configuration diagram shown in FIG. 3 of the first embodiment, the attribute-specific information storage unit 133 and the individual-specific information storage unit 134 in the storage unit 13, Communication section 17 has been added. Other configurations are the same as those shown in FIG. 3 of the first embodiment. The attribute-specific information storage unit 133 stores an attribute-specific information table, and the individual-specific information storage unit 134 stores an individual-specific information table. The communication unit 17 is an IrDA communication unit 17A and a Bluetooth communication unit 17B shown in FIG. 7, and transmits a control signal to the external device 2 and receives a control result and the like from the external device 2.

FIG. 9 is a diagram showing the configuration of the individual identification code of the external device. As shown in FIG. 9, the individual identification code 211 includes a header code, an attribute code, and a serial code. The header code includes information indicating the type of individual identification code and the length of the entire code. The attribute code is composed of an operator code and a product code. The serial code is a unique number such as a serial number that is different for each individual. FIG. 10 is a diagram showing an example of an application sZw information table stored in the application SZW information storage unit of the portable information terminal. In the application sZw information table, the name indicating the device type of the external device 2 to be controlled, the associated application sZw name, and the file name used to call the application sZw are registered for each attribute code. The These pieces of information in the application sZw information table are registered and changed by a previously registered force, user operation, and the like.

 FIG. 11 is a diagram showing an example of the attribute-specific information table stored in the attribute-specific information storage unit of the portable information terminal. In the attribute-specific information table, for each attribute code, the manufacturer name and model name of the external device 2 to be controlled, the communication method used when sending and receiving control signals, and various setting data related to the external device 2 are registered. ing. The setting data includes data such as a set of control signals for the external device 2 to be controlled and volume setting information to be transmitted to the external device 2 to be controlled when the application SZW is activated. These pieces of information in the attribute-specific information table are registered in advance, or are registered or changed by a user operation or the like.

 FIG. 12 is a diagram showing an example of an individual information table stored in the individual information storage unit of the portable information terminal. In the individual information table, for each individual identification code 211, an identification name for each individual of the external device 2 and various setting data related to each individual of the external device 2 are registered. This setting data may overlap with the setting data item in the attribute-specific information table. These pieces of information in the individual information table are registered in advance, or are registered or changed by a user operation or the like.

 Next, the operation will be described.

 FIG. 13 is a flowchart showing the flow of processing of the portable information terminal according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention.

 The processing in step ST201 and step ST202 is the same as the processing in step ST101 and step ST102 shown in FIG. 5 of the first embodiment.

[0041] In step ST203, the application SZW selection unit 111 stores the attribute code that is stored in the application SZW information storage unit 131 and is included in the notified individual identification code 211 in the application SZW information table. Whether or not Investigate. If the attribute code is not registered, the process proceeds to step ST204. If the attribute code is registered, the process proceeds to step ST205.

 The process in step ST204 is the same as the process in step ST104 shown in FIG. 5 of the first embodiment.

 [0042] In step ST205, the application SZW selection unit 111 is stored in the application SZW information storage unit 131, and from the application SZW information table, the attribute code included in the individual identification code 211 is used as a key for the device type, The SZW name and file name of the application SZW are acquired and notified to the application SZW execution unit 112. Based on the file name, the application SZW execution unit 112 stores various applications SZW stored in the application S ZW file storage unit 132. Starts by reading the executable file of.

 [0043] In step ST206, the application SZW execution unit 112 checks whether or not the attribute code is registered in the attribute-specific information table stored in the attribute-specific information storage unit 133. If the attribute code is not registered, the process proceeds to step ST208. If the attribute code is registered, the process proceeds to step ST207.

 In step ST207, the application SZW execution unit 112 acquires attribute-specific information such as the communication method and setting data corresponding to the attribute code from the attribute-sex information table, and sets various operation parameters related to the external device 2. .

 [0044] In step ST208, the application SZW execution unit 112 checks whether or not the individual identification code 211 is registered in the individual information table stored in the individual information storage unit 134. If the individual identification code 211 is not registered, the process proceeds to step ST210, and if the individual identification code 211 is registered, the process proceeds to step ST209. In step ST209, the application SZW execution unit 112 acquires the individual name of the identification name and setting data corresponding to the individual identification code 211 from the individual information table, and sets various operation parameters related to the external device 2. . Here, if there are overlapping parameters among the operation parameters set in step ST207, the operation parameter corresponding to the individual identification code 211 is set and becomes effective.

[0045] In step ST210, the control unit 11 causes the display unit 14 to operate the application SZ Display W name and application SZW screen. Here, when a plurality of wireless IC tags 21 of a plurality of external devices 2 are close to each other and a plurality of individual identification codes 211 are received, the application SZW execution unit 112 is associated with the plurality of individual identification codes 211. The application SZW is sequentially executed, and the control unit 11 simultaneously displays the application SZW information on a plurality of individuals on the same screen of the display unit 14 in parallel. In addition, here, the control unit 11 displays a list of identification names of each individual associated with the plurality of individual identification codes 211 on the display unit 14, and the user selects the application SZW by selecting the identification name. It is also possible to control the external device 2 independently using SZW.

 [0046] In step ST211, if the setting information set in step ST207 and step ST209 includes data such as volume setting information to be transmitted to the external device 2 to be controlled, the communication unit 17 executes the application SZW. Based on the instruction from the unit 112, the control signal corresponding to the external device 2 is transmitted. Here, when the power of the main body of the external device 2 is OFF, the communication unit 17 transmits a control signal based on an instruction from the user via the user operation unit 15 to turn on the power of the external device 2. After that, the subsequent control may be performed. Then, the communication unit 17 such as the IrDA communication unit 17A and the Bluetooth communication unit 17B performs various controls on the external device 2 to be controlled in accordance with various user operations via the user operation unit 15.

 [0047] In step ST212, if various setting information is changed by a user operation or the like, the application SZW execution unit 112 stores the attribute-specific information table or individual-specific information stored in the attribute-specific information storage unit 133. The information in the individual information table stored in the storage unit 134 is updated, and the subsequent execution of the application SZW is continued.

[0048] In the second embodiment, the application SZW selection unit 111 selects the application SZW associated with the attribute code, the application SZW execution unit 112 executes the selected application SZW, and the attribute code and the individual The ability to set the operating parameters associated with the identification code 211 Instead of the application SZW information table shown in Fig. 10, the application sZw name and application sZw file name for each device type associated with the individual identification code 211 Listed Application sZw information table is used, application sZw selection unit 111 selects application SZW associated with individual identification code 211, application SZW execution unit 112 executes the selected application SZW, and individual identification An operation parameter associated only with the code 211 may be set.

[0049] As described above, according to the second embodiment, the wireless IC tag reader unit 12 that receives the individual identification code 211 associated with the application SZW from the wireless IC tag 21 of the external device 2, and the received individual The application sZw selection unit 111 for selecting the application SZW associated with the identification code 211 and the application SZW execution unit 112 for executing the selected application sZw are provided so that the user can perform simple operations without being aware of it. If the application sZw associated with the individual identification code 211 of the wireless IC tag 21 can be automatically activated, an effect can be obtained.

 Further, according to the second embodiment, the wireless IC tag reader unit 12 that receives the individual identification code 211 associated with the application SZW from the wireless IC tag 21 of the external device 2, and the received individual identification code 211 Application SZW selection unit 111 for selecting the associated application SZW, and application SZW execution unit 112 for executing the selected application sZw and setting operation parameters associated with the received individual identification code 211 As a result, even with the same application sZw, it is possible to obtain an effect that it is possible to operate with different settings for each individual identification code 211.

Furthermore, according to the second embodiment, the wireless IC tag reader unit 12 that receives the individual identification code 211 associated with the application SZW from the wireless IC tag 21 of the external device 2, and the received individual identification code 211 The application sZw selection unit 111 for selecting the application sZw associated with the attribute code included in the sZw and the selected application SZW are executed and associated with the received individual identification code 211 and the attribute code in the individual identification code 211. With the application sZw execution unit 112 that sets the specified operation parameters, the same application sZw can be operated with different settings for each individual identification code 211 and for each attribute code. The effect is obtained [0052] Further, according to the second embodiment, the communication unit 17 that communicates with the external device 2 by using a plurality of types of communication methods is included, and the application SZW includes the application SZW that performs the linking operation with the external device 2. In addition, the communication method with external device 2 is included in the attribute-specific information table, so even when external devices 2 that use different communication methods coexist, the communication method corresponding to each external device 2 is automatically selected. It will be possible! Furthermore, the use of the wireless IC tag 21 for acquiring identification information has the effect that it can be easily applied to an existing external device 2 having no two-way communication means simply by mounting the wireless IC tag 21. can get.

 Furthermore, according to the second embodiment, the external device 2 can be automatically controlled by including the communication unit 17 that automatically transmits a control signal for controlling the external device 2. The effect that it can be obtained.

 Further, according to the second embodiment, the application SZW execution unit 112 sequentially executes the plurality of application SZWs associated with the plurality of individual identification codes 211 received, and the control unit 11 displays on the same screen. By displaying the information of each application SZW in parallel, it is possible to improve the convenience of the user who does not need to start the application SZW to be used individually.

 Furthermore, according to the second embodiment, the control unit 11 displays a list of identification names of individuals associated with the plurality of individual identification codes 211 received, and the user selects an identification name to perform the identification. By selecting the sZw name and operating the selected application sZw alone, the effect is that the limited computing power, memory, screen size, etc. of the mobile information terminal 1 can be used effectively. .

 [0056] Further, according to the second embodiment, the identification information is received from the wireless IC tag 21 attached to the external device 2 in which the power of the main body is OFF, and the main body of the external device 2 is turned on. The provision of the communication unit 17 that transmits a control signal for making it possible to reduce power consumption during standby without requiring the external device 2 to be turned on in advance can be obtained.

 [0057] Embodiment 3.

In the second embodiment, the application SZW and related information are stored in advance in the portable information terminal 1 by some method. However, in the third embodiment, they are read. If the application SZW and related information associated with the attribute code in the individual identification code 211 are not stored in the portable information terminal 1, a function is provided for automatically acquiring them from an external application sZw distribution server. An example when added is shown.

 FIG. 14 is a hardware configuration diagram of the portable information terminal according to the third embodiment of the present invention. In this portable information terminal 1, a wireless communication unit 18 is added to the hardware configuration of the portable information terminal 1 shown in FIG. Other configurations are the same as those shown in FIG. 7 of the second embodiment. The wireless communication unit 18 is connected to a mobile phone network, a wireless LAN network, and the like, and performs data communication with a server that distributes the application SZW through a communication network such as the Internet.

 FIG. 15 is a functional configuration diagram of the portable information terminal, the external device to be controlled, and the abrasion SZW distribution server according to Embodiment 3 of the present invention. In the portable information terminal 1, the terminal identification information storage unit 135 in the storage unit 13 and the application SZW acquisition unit 181 in the wireless communication unit 18 are added to the configuration shown in FIG. This configuration is the same as the configuration shown in FIG. 8 of the second embodiment.

 The terminal identification information storage unit 135 in the storage unit 13 stores the terminal identification information of the portable information terminal 1. The application SZW acquisition unit 181 in the wireless communication unit 18 acquires the application SZW from the application SZW distribution server 3.

 [0060] The application SZW distribution server 3 is connected to the portable information terminal 1 and the cellular phone network, a wireless LAN network, and the like, and stores, retrieves, distributes, etc., the files and related information of various applications SZW. Application SZW distribution unit 31 is provided. The external device 2 has the same configuration as that shown in FIG.

 Next, the operation will be described.

 FIG. 16 is a flowchart showing the flow of processing of the portable information terminal according to Embodiment 3 of the present invention.

 The processing in step ST301 and step ST302 is the same as the processing in step ST201 and step ST202 shown in FIG. 13 of the second embodiment.

[0062] In step ST303, application SZW selection section 111 is stored in application SZW information storage section 131, and the application SZW information table shown in FIG. In each table, it is checked whether or not the attribute code included in the individual identification code 211 is registered. If the attribute code is not registered, the process proceeds to step ST304. If the attribute code is registered, the process proceeds to step ST308.

[0063] In step ST304, application SZW acquisition section 181 acquires terminal identification information of portable information terminal 1 stored in terminal identification information storage section 135 based on an instruction from application SZW selection section 111, and Along with the attribute code, it is transmitted to the application SZW distribution unit 31 of the application SZW distribution server 3, and an inquiry is made as to whether or not the application sZw corresponding to the attribute code and the terminal identification information is registered.

 [0064] In step ST305, the application SZW distribution unit 31 checks whether or not the application SZW corresponding to the received attribute code and terminal identification information is registered in the application S ZW distribution server 3! If application SZW is not registered, the process proceeds to step ST306, and if application SZW is registered, the process proceeds to step ST307.

 In step ST306, the control unit 11 that has received the notification that the application SZW is not registered in the application SZW distribution server 3 via the application SZW acquisition unit 181 notifies the display unit 14 that there is no application SZW. The message to be displayed is displayed and the process is terminated.

 [0065] In step ST307, application SZW acquisition section 181 receives registered application SZW information, application S from application SZW distribution section 31.

The Zw file, related attribute-specific information and individual-specific information are acquired via the application sZw acquisition unit 181, and the control unit 11 stores the application SZW information storage unit 131, application SZW file storage unit 132, and attribute-specific information in the storage unit 13. The information is stored in the information storage unit 133 and the individual information storage unit 134, and the process proceeds to step ST308.

 Each process from step ST308 to step ST315 is the same as each process from step ST205 to step ST212 in FIG. 13 of the second embodiment.

[0067] In the third embodiment, the application SZW selection unit 111 checks whether the attribute code included in the individual identification code 211 is registered in the application SZW information table shown in FIG. If the code is not registered, the application S The Zw acquisition unit 181 acquires the application SZW corresponding to the attribute code, but instead of the application SZW information table shown in FIG. 10, the application sZw name and application for each device type associated with the individual identification code 211 Application using sZw file name Using the sZw information table, the application SZW selection unit 111 checks whether the individual identification code 211 is registered. If the individual identification code 211 is not registered, The application SZW acquisition unit 181 may acquire the application SZW corresponding to the individual identification code 211.

 [0068] Further, in the third embodiment, an application SZW acquisition unit 181 and a terminal identification information storage unit 135 are added to the portable information terminal 1 shown in Fig. 8 of the second embodiment. The application SZW acquisition unit 181 and the terminal identification information storage unit 135 are added to the portable information terminal 1 shown in FIG. 3 of Embodiment 1, and the received individual identification code 211 is registered in the application SZW information table shown in FIG. In this case, the application SZW acquisition unit 181 can acquire the corresponding application SZW from the application SZW distribution server 3.

 As described above, according to the third embodiment, the same effects as those of the second embodiment can be obtained, and the application associated with the attribute code included in the received individual identification code 211 can be obtained. If sZw does not exist in the mobile information terminal 1, the application SZ

W acquisition unit 181 acquires application sZw information, application sZw file, attribute-specific operation parameter, and individual-specific operation parameter from application sZw distribution server 3 based on the attribute code and terminal identification information of portable information terminal 1. As a result, it is possible to automatically obtain the application sZw necessary for use without the user's awareness.

 Industrial applicability

 [0070] As described above, the portable information terminal according to the present invention is suitable for, for example, a device that automatically starts the application sZw to be used with a simple operation without the user being aware of it.

Claims

The scope of the claims
 [1] External wireless IC tag power A wireless IC tag reader unit that receives an individual identification code associated with a predetermined application sZw,
 An application sZw selection unit that selects an application sZw associated with the individual identification code received by the wireless ic tag reader unit from the plurality of stored applications sZw;
 A mobile information terminal comprising: an application sZw execution unit that executes the application sZw selected by the application sZw selection unit.
[2] The wireless IC tag reader unit receives a plurality of individual identification codes associated with a predetermined application sZw as well as a plurality of external wireless IC tag powers,
 The application SZW selection unit is memorized! From the plurality of applications sZw, the plurality of applications sZw associated with the plurality of individual identification codes received by the wireless IC tag reader unit are selected, and
 The application sZw execution unit sequentially executes multiple applications sZw selected by the application sZw selection unit.
 2. The portable information terminal according to claim 1, wherein information of each application sZw is displayed simultaneously on the same screen.
[3] The wireless IC tag reader unit receives a plurality of individual identification codes associated with a predetermined application sZw, and also has a plurality of external wireless IC tag powers.
 The application SZW selection unit is memorized! From the plurality of applications sZw, the plurality of applications sZw associated with the plurality of individual identification codes received by the wireless IC tag reader unit are selected, and
 2. The portable information terminal according to claim 1, wherein the application sZw execution unit executes the application s Zw selected by the user also from the plurality of applications sZw selected by the application sZw selection unit.
[4] The application sZw associated with the individual identification code received by the wireless IC tag reader unit is stored. In this case, an application sZw acquisition unit for acquiring an external application sZw distribution server force application sZw is provided. 2. The portable information terminal according to claim 1, wherein the application sZw execution unit executes the application sZw acquired by the application sZw acquisition unit.
 [5] A wireless IC tag reader attached to an external device to be controlled and receiving an individual identification code associated with a predetermined application SZ W;
 An application sZw selection unit that selects an application sZw associated with the individual identification code received by the wireless ic tag reader unit from the plurality of stored applications sZw;
 Individual information that registers the setting data related to each external device for each individual identification code
 The application sZw selected by the application sZw selection unit is executed, and setting data corresponding to the individual identification code received by the wireless ic tag reader unit is acquired from the individual information table and related to the external device. Mobile information terminal equipped with an application sZw execution unit to set the operation meter.
 [6] The wireless IC tag reader unit receives a plurality of wireless IC tag powers of a plurality of external devices, receives a plurality of individual identification codes associated with a predetermined application sZw,
 The application SZW selection unit is memorized! From the plurality of applications sZw, the plurality of applications sZw associated with the plurality of individual identification codes received by the wireless IC tag reader unit are selected, and
 The application sZw execution unit sequentially executes multiple applications sZw selected by the application sZw selection unit.
 6. The portable information terminal according to claim 5, wherein information on each application sZw is displayed simultaneously on the same screen.
[7] The wireless IC tag reader unit receives a plurality of wireless IC tag powers of a plurality of external devices, receives a plurality of individual identification codes associated with a predetermined application sZw,
 The application SZW selection unit is memorized! From the plurality of applications sZw, the plurality of applications sZw associated with the plurality of individual identification codes received by the wireless IC tag reader unit are selected, and
The application sZw execution unit is selected by the application sZw selection unit. Multiple applications s Zw's core applications are also selected by the user s
6. The portable information terminal according to claim 5, wherein ZW is executed.
[8] An application sZw acquisition unit that acquires an application sZw, an external application sZw distribution server, and an application sZw associated with the individual identification code received by the wireless IC tag reader unit is stored. 6. The portable information terminal according to claim 5, wherein the application sZw execution unit executes the application SZW acquired by the application sZw acquisition unit.
[9] Provided with an attribute-specific information table that registers the setting data of each external device for each attribute code included in the individual identification code.
 Application sZw selection unit force Selects an application sZw associated with the attribute code included in the individual identification code received by the wireless IC tag reader unit from the plurality of applications sZw stored and stored.
 Application sZw execution unit power From the attribute-specific information table, setting data corresponding to the attribute code included in the individual identification code received by the wireless ic tag reader unit is acquired, and operation parameters related to the external device are obtained. The portable information terminal according to claim 5, wherein the portable information terminal is set.
 10. The portable information terminal according to claim 9, further comprising a communication unit that transmits an operation parameter set by the application sZw execution unit to an external device as a control signal.
[11] The communication method for each attribute code is registered in the attribute-specific information table.
 Application sZw execution unit power Acquire the communication method corresponding to the attribute code included in the individual identification code received by the wireless ic tag reader unit from the attribute-specific information table,
 11. The portable information terminal according to claim 10, wherein the communication unit transmits a control signal using the communication method acquired by the application sZw execution unit.
12. The portable information terminal according to claim 10, wherein the communication unit transmits a control signal for powering on the external device based on an instruction from the user.
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