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Publication numberCN1402865 A
Publication typeApplication
Application numberCN 00816621
PCT numberPCT/AU2000/001280
Publication date12 Mar 2003
Filing date20 Oct 2000
Priority date1 Dec 1999
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Publication number00816621.8, CN 00816621, CN 1402865 A, CN 1402865A, CN-A-1402865, CN00816621, CN00816621.8, CN1402865 A, CN1402865A, PCT/2000/1280, PCT/AU/0/001280, PCT/AU/0/01280, PCT/AU/2000/001280, PCT/AU/2000/01280, PCT/AU0/001280, PCT/AU0/01280, PCT/AU0001280, PCT/AU001280, PCT/AU2000/001280, PCT/AU2000/01280, PCT/AU2000001280, PCT/AU200001280
Inventors保罗拉普斯顿, 基亚西尔弗布鲁克, 杰奎琳安妮拉普斯顿
Applicant西尔弗布鲁克研究有限公司
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Method and system for device control
CN 1402865 A
Abstract  translated from Chinese
本发明涉及用于使电气设备或电子设备能通过计算机系统控制设备控制。 The present invention relates to apparatus for causing an electrical or electronic device through the computer system controlling device. 采用本发明需要使用一个或多个能与计算机系统或网络交互作用的控制界面,每个界面包括印有编码数据的薄片材料例如纸张,用户通过操作一个传感设备让薄片材料与计算机系统交互作用。 According to the present invention requires the use of one or more can interact with the computer system or network control interface, each interface comprises a printed sheet material such as paper coded data, the user by operating a sensing device so that the sheet material interaction with the computer system . 通过这样的交互,数据从控制界面发送到计算机系统,以引起该系统中的一个有关设备功能的操作。 Through this interaction, the data transmitted from the control interface to the computer system, to cause an operation of the system functions of the machine.
Claims(34)  translated from Chinese
1.一种方法,使设备受到控制从而响应来自计算机系统的控制命令从而有效地执行至少一个功能,该方法包括以下步骤:提供一个含有关于设备功能的信息的控制界面,该控制界面包括指示控制界面身份以及指示至少一个控制界面参考点的编码数据;在计算机系统中,从传感设备接收关于控制界面的身份以及传感设备相对控制界面的位置的指示数据,当处于与控制界面有效的相对位置上时,传感设备使用至少一些编码数据来感应指示数据;以及在计算机系统中,由指示数据引起一个与控制命令的至少一个参数有关的操作。 1. A method, so that the device is controlled so as to respond to a control command from the computer system so as to effectively perform at least one function, the method comprising the steps of: providing a device containing a functional control interface on the information, the control interface including an indication of control interface and indicating the identity of at least one control interface of the encoded data of the reference point; in the computer system, the control interface receives data indicating the identity and the sensing device relative to the position of the control surface from the sensing device, and the control interface when in relative effective When the position sensing device used to sense at least some of the coded data indicating the data; and a computer system, indicating data caused by a command and control at least one parameter related to the operation.
2.如权利要求1的方法,其特征在于,所述的与控制命令有关的至少一个参数与控制界面的至少一个区域关联,并且其中的方法包括在计算机系统中从传感设备所在位置相关的区域引起一个与所述至少一个参数有关的操作。 2. The method of claim 1, characterized in that at least one region associated with the control command associated with the at least one parameter of said control surface, and wherein the method comprises the computer system from a location sensing device associated area causing at least one parameter associated with the operation of one.
3.如权利要求2的方法,其特征在于,还包括:在计算机系统中,接收关于传感设备相对控制界面移动的数据,传感设备使用至少一些编码数据来感应其相对于控制界面的移动;以及在计算机系统中,从所述至少部分在所述至少一个区域内的移动,引起一个与控制命令的所述至少一个参数有关的操作。 3. The method of claim 2, characterized by further comprising: a computer system, the sensor device receives data regarding the relative movement of the control surface, at least some of the sensing device to sense coded data to move with respect to the control surface ; and in a computer system, wherein the at least partially from at least one of the moving area, and causes a control command to at least one parameter related to the operation.
4.一种方法,使设备受到控制从而响应来自计算机系统的命令有效地执行至少一个功能,该方法包括以下步骤:提供一个含有关于设备功能信息的控制界面,该控制界面包括指示控制界面的至少一个参数的编码数据;在计算机系统中,从传感设备接收与所述的至少一个参数有关并且关于传感设备相对控制界面的移动的数据,当相对于控制界面移动时,传感设备使用至少一些编码数据感应关于所述至少一个参数的数据,并根据自身相对于控制界面的移动生成数据;以及在计算机系统中,联系所述的至少一个参数来解释传感设备的所述移动。 A method, so that the device is controlled in response to commands from the computer system so as to effectively perform at least one function, the method comprising the steps of: providing a device containing information about the function of the control interface, the control interface comprises at least a control interface indicating an encoded data parameters; in a computer system, from at least one parameter sensing device and relating to said received data on the sensor device movement opposite the control surface, when moving relative to the control interface, the sensing device using at least Some data on the encoded data sensing at least one parameter, and according to its own movement relative to the control surface to generate the data; and a computer system, contact of said at least one parameter sensing device to explain the movement.
5.一种方法,使设备受到控制从而响应来自计算机系统的命令有效地执行至少一个功能,该方法的步骤包括:向用户提供一个包含有指示控制界面身份的编码数据的控制界面;在计算机系统中,从传感设备接收关于用户身份和控制界面的身份的数据,传感设备容纳关于用户身份的数据并使用至少一些编码数据来感应关于控制界面身份的数据;以及在计算机系统中,由关于用户身份和控制界面身份的数据引起一个与控制命令的至少一个参数有关的操作。 A method, so that the device is controlled in response to commands from the computer system so as to effectively perform at least one function, the method comprising steps of: providing an indication to a user control interface identification data contains encoded control interface; in the computer system is received from the sensing device data regarding the identity of the user identity and control interface of the sensing device to accommodate the data about the user identity and using at least some of the coded data to sense the data on the identity of the control surface; and a computer system, from about user identity and control interface with the identity data causes a control command to at least one parameter related to the operation.
6.如权利要求5的方法,其特征在于,包括在计算机系统中从传感设备接收关于传感设备相对于控制界面的移动的数据,传感设备生成关于自身相对于控制界面移动的数据。 6. The method of claim 5, wherein the interface comprises a mobile receiving control data, data generated on the sensing device relative to the sensor device on itself with respect to movement of the control surface from the sensing device in a computer system.
7.如权利要求1、4或5中任一权利要求的方法,其特征在于,控制命令的参数选自于包含下列内容的群组:选择所述设备;选择所述要执行的功能;为所述功能建立缺省设置;为所述设备建立缺省设置;注册用户访问以控制设备功能;授权用户访问以控制设备功能;以及向所述设备发出命令码以执行所述功能。 Selecting the function to be executed; selecting the device: 7. The method according to any one of claims 1, 4 or as claimed in claim 5, characterized in that the parameter control command is selected from the group comprising the following ; * for the function to set the default settings; • To establish the default settings of the device; registered users access to control device functions; authorized users access to control device functions; and • to issue commands to the device code to execute the function.
8.如权利要求1、4或5中任一权利要求的方法,其特征在于,还包括响应计算机系统的操作向所述设备发出命令码以执行所述功能的步骤。 8. The method according to any one of claims 1, 4 or as claimed in claim 5, characterized in that, further comprising the step of operating a computer system of sending the command code to the device to perform the functions of the response.
9.如权利要求8的方法,其特征在于,命令码是通过所述传感设备发向所述设备的。 9. The method of claim 8, wherein the command code is sent by the sensing means to the device.
10.如权利要求8的方法,其特征在于,命令码是独立于传感设备发向所述设备的。 10. The method of claim 8, wherein the command code is independent of the sensor device sent to the device.
11.如权利要求8的方法,其特征在于,命令码是使用无线技术发向所述设备的。 11. The method of claim 8, wherein the command code is sent using wireless technology to the device.
12.如权利要求1、4和5中任一权利要求的方法,其特征在于,根据需要打印控制界面。 1, 4 and 12. The method as claimed in any one claim of claim 5, wherein the print control interface as required.
13.如权利要求12的方法,其特征在于,包括在控制界面被打印的同时,在表面定义装置上的一个表面上打印控制界面,以及在该表面上打印编码数据。 13. The method of claim 12, characterized in that, while the control interface is included in the print, the control surface defined on a surface of a surface device, and printing the coded data on the surface.
14.如权利要求13的方法,其特征在于,包括打印在可见光谱中基本上不可见的编码数据。 14. The method of claim 13, characterized in that, in the visible spectrum including print substantially invisible coded data.
15.如权利要求1、4和5中任一权利要求的方法,其特征在于,包括为每个生成的控制界面保持一个可检索的记录,使用包含在其编码数据中的身份来检索该控制界面。 15. A control as claimed in 4, and to retrieve the method as claimed in any one claim of claim 5, characterized in that it comprises maintaining a searchable record for each generated control interface, using the coded data contained in its identity interface.
16.如权利要求1、4和5中任一权利要求的方法,其特征在于,包括混合使用多点传送协议和单点通讯协议来发布多个控制界面。 1,4 and 16. The method according to any one of claims as claimed in claim 5, characterized in that it comprises a mixture multicast protocol and a single point of communication protocols to publish multiple control interface.
17.如权利要求1或4的方法,其特征在于,传感设备包括一个识别装置,向传感设备告知一个属于特定用户的唯一身份并识别它,此方法包括在计算机系统中监视该身份。 17. The method as claimed in claim 1 or 4, characterized in that the sensing means comprises an identification means, to inform a unique identity belonging to a specific user to the sensing device and identifies it, the method comprising monitoring the identity in a computer system.
18.如权利要求1、4和5中任一权利要求的方法,其特征在于,包括提供与控制界面中有关的所需的所有设备功能以降低分割显示设备的需求。 1, 4 and 18. The method according to any one of claims as claimed in claim 5, characterized in that it comprises all the functions required to provide the device with the control interface in order to reduce the associated split display device requirements.
19.如权利要求1、4和5中任一权利要求的方法,其特征在于,控制界面被打印在多个页面上,并且该方法包括装订这些页面。 1, 4 and 19. The method according to any one of claims as claimed in claim 5, characterized in that the control surface is printed on multiple pages, and the method includes binding the pages.
20.一种系统,使一个设备的至少一个功能受到控制,该系统包括:一个含有与设备功能有关的信息的控制界面,该控制界面包括指示控制界面身份以及指示至少一个控制界面参考点的编码数据;以及一个计算机系统,结合控制命令有效地使所述设备执行所述功能,以及有效地从传感设备接收指示数据,以引起一个与控制命令的至少一个参数有关的操作,该指示数据指示控制界面的身份以及传感设备相对于控制界面的位置,传感设备使用至少一些编码数据来感应数据。 20. A system, so that at least one function of a device under control, the system comprising: a device function containing information related to the control interface, the control interface including an indication of the identity of the control interface and indicating at least one reference point of the coded control interface data; and a computer system, the control command effective to combine the device to perform the functions, and the effective data reception indication from the sensing device, a control command to cause at least one parameter related to the operation, the instruction data indicating identity and sensing devices to control the interface with the interface for controlling the position of the sensing device to use at least some of the coded data to sense data.
21.如权利要求29的系统,其特征在于,至少一个与控制命令有关的参数与控制界面的至少一个区域关联。 21. The system as claimed in claim 29, characterized in that at least one associated parameter associated with the control command and control interface of the at least one region.
22.如权利要求29的系统,其特征在于,传感设备使用至少一些编码数据来感应其相对于控制界面的移动。 22. The system of claim 29, wherein at least some of the sensing device used to sense the coded data to control its movement relative to the interface.
23.一种系统,使一个设备的至少一个功能受到控制,响应控制命令,该系统包括:一个含有与设备功能有关的信息的控制界面,该控制界面包括指示控制命令的至少一个参数的编码数据;以及一个计算机系统,结合所述控制命令有效地从传感设备接收关于所述至少一个参数和传感设备相对于控制界面移动的数据,用于联系所述的至少一个参数来解释传感设备的所述移动,当相对于控制界面移动时,传感设备使用至少一些编码数据感应关于所述的至少一个参数的数据,并生成关于自身相对于控制界面移动的数据。 23. A system, so that at least one function of a device under control, in response to the control command, the system comprising: a device function containing information related to the control interface, the control interface includes coded data indicative of at least one control command parameter ; and a computer system, in combination with the control command to receive valid data on said at least one parameter and the sensor device relative to the movement of the control surface from the sensing device, for contacting the at least one parameter sensing device is explained the mobile, when the control surface moves relative to the sensing device using at least some of the coded data on the sensor data of said at least one parameter, and generates the control surface on its own movement relative to the data.
24.一种系统,使一个设备的至少一个功能受到控制,该系统包括:一个含有指示控制界面身份的编码数据的控制界面;以及一个计算机系统,结合控制命令有效地使所述设备执行所述功能,以及有效地从传感设备接收有关用户身份和控制界面的身份的数据,并且由所述接收数据引起一个与控制命令的至少一个参数有关的操作,传感设备容纳有关用户身份的数据并且使用至少一些编码数据感应有关控制界面身份的数据。 24. A system that allows a device subject to control at least one function, the system comprising: a control surface comprising indicating the identity of the encoded data of the control interface; and a computer system, combined with the control effective to command the device to perform the function, and effectively receive data on the identity of the user identity and control interface from the sensing device, and causes a control command from the data received at least one parameter related to operation of the sensing device to accommodate the data relating to the identity of the user and using at least some of the data relating to the identity of the coded data interface is controlled induction.
25.如权利要求24的系统,其特征在于,包括传感设备,该传感设备感应自身相对于控制界面的移动。 25. The system of claim 24, wherein the sensing device comprising, the sensing device sensing its own movement relative to the control interface.
26.如权利要求20、23和24中任一权利要求的系统,其特征在于,控制命令的参数选自于由下列内容组成的群组:选择所述设备;选择所述要执行的功能;为所述功能建立缺省设置;为所述设备建立缺省设置;注册用户访问以控制设备功能;授权用户访问以控制设备功能;以及向所述设备发出命令码以执行所述功能。 20, 23 and 26. The system according to any one of claims 24 to claim, characterized in that the parameter control command is selected from the group consisting of the following: selecting said device; selecting said to be executed function; * for the function to set the default settings; • To establish the default settings of the device; registered users access to control device functions; authorized users access to control device functions; and • issue a command code to the device to perform the functions.
27.如权利要求20、23和24中任一权利要求的系统,其特征在于,计算机系统有效地向所述设备发出命令码以通过所述传感设备执行所述功能。 20, 23 and 27. The system according to any one of claims 24 to claim, characterized in that the computer system effectively sending the command code to the device by the sensing device to perform the function.
28.如权利要求20、23和24中任一权利要求的系统,其特征在于,计算机系统有效地向所述设备发出命令码以独立于所述传感设备执行所述功能。 20, 23 and 28. The system according to any one of claims 24 to claim, characterized in that the computer system to effectively sending the command code is independent of the device to perform the functions of the sensing device.
29.如权利要求20或23的系统,其特征在于,传感设备包含一个识别装置,向传感设备告知一个属于特定用户的唯一身份并识别它。 29. The system of claim 20 or 23, characterized in that the sensing device contains an identification means, to inform a unique identity belonging to a specific user to the sensing device and identifies it.
30.如权利要求20、23和24中任一权利要求的系统,其特征在于,控制界面打印在表面定义装置上的一个表面上,并且该系统包括包括一个打印机以根据需要打印控制界面。 20, 23 and 24 to any one of claims 30. A system as claimed in claim, characterized in that the control on the interface definition of the printing apparatus on a surface of a surface, and the system includes a printer comprising a print control interface in accordance with needs.
31.如权利要求30的系统,其特征在于,打印机在表面定义装置上打印控制界面的同时打印编码数据。 31. The system as claimed in claim 30, characterized in that the control interface of the printer to print on the surface defining means also print the coded data.
32.如权利要求20、23和24中任一权利要求的系统,其特征在于,编码数据在可见光谱中基本上不可见。 20, 23 and 24 to any one of claims 32. A system as claimed in claim, wherein the coded data is substantially invisible in the visible spectrum.
33.如权利要求20或23的系统,其特征在于,包括一个数据库,用于为每个生成的控制界面保持一条可检索的记录,可使用包含在其编码数据中的身份检索每个控制界面。 33. The system of claim 20 or 23, characterized in that a database comprising, for each generated control surface for holding a searchable record, may be used in its coded data comprising the identity of each control interface retrieves .
34.如权利要求30的系统,其特征在于,为了适应打印在多个页面上的控制界面,打印机包括一个装订装置以装订这些页面。 34. The system as claimed in claim 30, characterized in that, in order to accommodate printed on multiple pages of the control interface, the printer includes a binding means for binding the pages.
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设备控制方法和系统 Device control method and system

技术领域 FIELD

本发明总体上涉及设备控制,更具体地说涉及一种用于使电气设备和电子设备受分布式计算机系统的控制的方法和系统。 Relates to device control, and more particularly relates to a method and system for enabling control of electrical and electronic equipment distributed computer system by the present invention on the overall. 已经有特定的申请涉及基于打印形式的用户界面的设备操作。 Has particular application relates to a device operation based on the print form of the user interface.

同组待批申请本发明的申请人或受让人与本发明同时提交的下列待批申请披露了与本发明相关的多种方法、系统和装置:PCT/AU00/01273,PCT/AU00/01279,PCT/AU00/01288,PCT/AU00/01282,PCT/AU00/01276,PCT/AU00/01280,PCT/AU00/01274,PCT/AU00/01289,PCT/AU00/01275,PCT/AU00/01277,PCT/AU00/01286,PCT/AU00/01281,PCT/AU00/01278,PCT/AU00/01287,PCT/AU00/01285,PCT/AU00/01284和PCT/AU00/01283。 Applicants copending application following the same group or assignee of the present invention and the present invention is concurrently filed copending applications disclose a variety of methods associated with the present invention, systems and apparatuses: PCT / AU00 / 01273, PCT / AU00 / 01279 , PCT / AU00 / 01288, PCT / AU00 / 01282, PCT / AU00 / 01276, PCT / AU00 / 01280, PCT / AU00 / 01274, PCT / AU00 / 01289, PCT / AU00 / 01275, PCT / AU00 / 01277, PCT / AU00 / 01286, PCT / AU00 / 01281, PCT / AU00 / 01278, PCT / AU00 / 01287, PCT / AU00 / 01285, PCT / AU00 / 01284 and PCT / AU00 / 01283. 这些同组待批申请在此通过交叉参照引入本申请。 The same group of copending application is hereby incorporated herein by cross-reference.

本发明的申请人或受让人在2000年9月15日提交的下列待批申请披露了与本发明相关的多种方法、系统和装置:PCT/AU00/01108,PCT/AU00/01110和PCT/AU00/01111。 Applicant or assignee of the present invention in the following September 15, 2000 filed pending applications related to the disclosure of the present invention, a variety of methods, systems and devices: PCT / AU00 / 01108, PCT / AU00 / 01110 and PCT / AU00 / 01111. 这些同组待批申请在此通过交叉引用合并。 These same groups merge pending application is hereby incorporated by cross.

本发明的申请人或受让人在2000年6月30日提交的下列待批申请披露了与本发明相关的多种方法、系统和装置:PCT/AU00/00762,PCT/AU00/00763,PCT/AU00/00761,PCT/AU00/00760,PCT/AU00/00759,PCT/AU00/00758,PCT/AU00/00764,PCT/AU00/00765,PCT/AU00/00766,PCT/AU00/00767,PCT/AU00/00768,PCT/AU00/00773,PCT/AU00/00774,PCT/AU00/00775,PCT/AU00/00776,PCT/AU00/00777,PCT/AU00/00770,PCT/AU00/00769,PCT/AU00/00771,PCT/AU00/00772,PCT/AU00/00754,PCT/AU00/00755,PCT/AU00/00756和PCT/AU00/00757。 Applicant or assignee of the present invention in the following June 30, 2000 filed pending application discloses the invention related to a variety of methods, systems and devices: PCT / AU00 / 00762, PCT / AU00 / 00763, PCT / AU00 / 00761, PCT / AU00 / 00760, PCT / AU00 / 00759, PCT / AU00 / 00758, PCT / AU00 / 00764, PCT / AU00 / 00765, PCT / AU00 / 00766, PCT / AU00 / 00767, PCT / AU00 / 00768, PCT / AU00 / 00773, PCT / AU00 / 00774, PCT / AU00 / 00775, PCT / AU00 / 00776, PCT / AU00 / 00777, PCT / AU00 / 00770, PCT / AU00 / 00769, PCT / AU00 / 00771 , PCT / AU00 / 00772, PCT / AU00 / 00754, PCT / AU00 / 00755, PCT / AU00 / 00756 and PCT / AU00 / 00757. 这些同组待批申请在此通过交叉参照引入本申请。 The same group of copending application is hereby incorporated herein by cross-reference.

本发明的申请人或受让人在2000年5月24日提交的下列待批申请披露了与本发明相关的多种方法、系统和装置:PCT/AU00/00518,PCT/AU00/00519,PCT/AU00/00520,PCT/AU00/00521,PCT/AU00/00522,PCT/AU00/00523,PCT/AU00/00524,PCT/AU00/00525,PCT/AU00/00526,PCT/AU00/00527,PCT/AU00/00528,PCT/AU00/00529,PCT/AU00/00530,PCT/AU00/00531,PCT/AU00/00532,PCT/AU00/00533,PCT/AU00/00534,PCT/AU00/00535,PCT/AU00/00536,PCT/AU00/00537,PCT/AU00/00538,PCT/AU00/00539,PCT/AU00/00540,PCT/AU00/00541,PCT/AU00/00542,PCT/AU00/00543,PCT/AU00/00544,PCT/AU00/00545,PCT/AU00/00547,PCT/AU00/00546,PCT/AU00/00554,PCT/AU00/00556,PCT/AU00/00557,PCT/AU00/00558,PCT/AU00/00559,PCT/AU00/00560,PCT/AU00/00561,PCT/AU00/00562,PCT/AU00/00563,PCT/AU00/00564,PCT/AU00/00565,PCT/AU00/00566,PCT/AU00/00567,PCT/AU00/00568,PCT/AU00/00569,PCT/AU00/00570,PCT/AU00/00571,PCT/AU00/00572,PCT/AU00/00573,PCT/AU00/00574,PCT/AU00/00575,PCT/AU00/00576,PCT/AU00/00577,PCT/AU00/00578,PCT/AU00/00579,PCT/AU00/00581,PCT/AU00/00580,PCT/AU00/00582,PCT/AU00/00587,PCT/AU00/00588,PCT/AU00/00589,PCT/AU00/00583,PCT/AU00/00593,PCT/AU00/00590,PCT/AU00/00591,PCT/AU00/00592,PCT/AU00/00594,PCT/AU00/00595,PCT/AU00/00596,PCT/AU00/00597,PCT/AU00/00598,PCT/AU00/PP516,PCT/AU00/00517和PCT/AU00/00511。 Applicant or assignee of the present invention in the following May 24, 2000 to submit an application pending with the disclosure of the present invention is related to a variety of methods, systems and devices: PCT / AU00 / 00518, PCT / AU00 / 00519, PCT / AU00 / 00520, PCT / AU00 / 00521, PCT / AU00 / 00522, PCT / AU00 / 00523, PCT / AU00 / 00524, PCT / AU00 / 00525, PCT / AU00 / 00526, PCT / AU00 / 00527, PCT / AU00 / 00528, PCT / AU00 / 00529, PCT / AU00 / 00530, PCT / AU00 / 00531, PCT / AU00 / 00532, PCT / AU00 / 00533, PCT / AU00 / 00534, PCT / AU00 / 00535, PCT / AU00 / 00536 , PCT / AU00 / 00537, PCT / AU00 / 00538, PCT / AU00 / 00539, PCT / AU00 / 00540, PCT / AU00 / 00541, PCT / AU00 / 00542, PCT / AU00 / 00543, PCT / AU00 / 00544, PCT / AU00 / 00545, PCT / AU00 / 00547, PCT / AU00 / 00546, PCT / AU00 / 00554, PCT / AU00 / 00556, PCT / AU00 / 00557, PCT / AU00 / 00558, PCT / AU00 / 00559, PCT / AU00 / 00560, PCT / AU00 / 00561, PCT / AU00 / 00562, PCT / AU00 / 00563, PCT / AU00 / 00564, PCT / AU00 / 00565, PCT / AU00 / 00566, PCT / AU00 / 00567, PCT / AU00 / 00568 , PCT / AU00 / 00569, PCT / AU00 / 00570, PCT / AU00 / 00571, PCT / AU00 / 00572, PCT / AU00 / 00573, PCT / AU00 / 00574, PCT / AU00 / 00575, PCT / AU00 / 00576, PCT / AU00 / 00577, PCT / AU00 / 00578, PCT / AU00 / 00579, PCT / AU00 / 00581, PCT / AU00 / 00580, PCT / AU00 / 00582, PCT / AU00 / 00587, PCT / AU00 / 00588, PCT / AU00 / 00589, PCT / AU00 / 00583, PCT / AU00 / 00593, PCT / AU00 / 00590, PCT / AU00 / 00591, PCT / AU00 / 00592, PCT / AU00 / 00594, PCT / AU00 / 00595, PCT / AU00 / 00596 , PCT / AU00 / 00597, PCT / AU00 / 00598, PCT / AU00 / PP516, PCT / AU00 / 00517 and PCT / AU00 / 00511. 这些同组待批申请在此通过交叉参照引入本申请。 The same group of copending application is hereby incorporated herein by cross-reference.

发明背景家中或办公室中有很多电气设备或电子设备具有某种用于控制其操作的用户界面。 BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION home or office, there are many electrical or electronic device having a user interface for controlling its operation. 这包括办公设备、音频和视频设备、厨房器具、加热和制冷系统等。 This includes office equipment, audio and video equipment, kitchen appliances, heating and cooling systems. 甚至电灯插座也有开关,并且有时候还有调光器,而很多国家的电源出口也有开关。 Even electric lamp socket also has a switch, and sometimes there are dimmer, and the power outlet in many countries there are switches.

办公设备和娱乐设备越来越网络化,亦即设备具有对标准局域网的界面,允许其操作通过局域网来控制。 Office equipment and increasingly networked entertainment devices, that device has a standard LAN interface that allows its operation is controlled by the LAN. 标准无线网络技术诸如蓝牙也会更多地出现在这些网络支持的设备和器具中。 Standards such as Bluetooth wireless technology will be more present in these networks supported devices and appliances.

一些网络预言家甚至预言电灯插座也会在某一天网络化,使得可以远程查询和控制它们的状态。 Some networks even predicted prophet lamp socket will someday network, making it possible to remotely query and control their status.

就是在今天也有越来越多的设备能通过红外远程控制界面来控制。 Even today there are more and more devices via infrared remote control interface to control. 这些界面在音频和视频设备及加热制冷设备中特别普遍。 These interfaces in audio and video equipment, and heating and cooling equipment is particularly common.

发明概述本发明的目的是提供一种新的用于使设备能通过计算机系统来控制的方法和系统。 SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The object of the present invention is to provide a novel method and system for causing a computer system to control the device through the.

在第一方面,本发明提供一种方法使设备受到控制从而响应来自计算机系统的命令有效地执行至少一个功能,该方法包括以下步骤:提供一个含有关于设备功能的信息的控制界面,该控制界面包括指示控制界面身份以及指示至少一个控制界面参考点的编码数据;在计算机系统中,从传感设备接收有关控制界面的身份以及传感设备相对控制界面的位置的指示数据,当处于与控制界面有效的相对位置上时,传感设备使用至少一些编码数据来感应指示数据;以及在计算机系统中,由指示数据引起一个与控制命令的至少一个参数有关的操作。 In a first aspect, the present invention provides a method of making apparatus is controlled so as to respond to commands from the computer system to effectively perform at least one function, the method comprising the steps of: providing a device comprising on the function information control interface, the control interface including an indication of the identity of the control interface and the control interface indicating at least one reference point of the coded data; in the computer system, receiving information from the sensing device and the control surface of the sensing device relative to the identity of the control data indicating the position of the interface, and the control interface when in When the effective relative position sensing devices to sense at least some of the coded data indicating the data; and a computer system, indicating data caused by a command and control at least one parameter related to the operation.

在第二方面,本发明提供一种方法使设备受到控制从而响应来自计算机系统的命令有效地执行至少一个功能,该方法包括以下步骤:提供一个含有关于设备功能信息的控制界面,该控制界面包括指示控制界面的至少一个参数的编码数据;在计算机系统中,从传感设备接收与所述的至少一个参数有关和与传感设备相对控制界面的移动有关的数据,当相对于控制界面移动时,传感设备使用至少一些编码数据感应有关所述的至少一个参数的数据,并根据自身相对于控制界面的移动生成数据;以及在计算机系统中,联系所述的至少一个参数来解释传感设备的所述移动。 In a second aspect, the present invention provides a method of making apparatus is controlled so as to respond to commands from the computer system to effectively perform at least one function, the method comprising the steps of: providing a device containing information about the function of the control interface, the control interface comprising indicates the control surface at least one coded data parameters; in the computer system, receiving from a sensing device with said at least one parameter related to sensing devices and the control data regarding the relative movement of the interface, the interface is moved relative to the control when , the sensing device sensing the encoded data using at least some of said at least one parameter relating to the data, and according to its own movement relative to the control surface to generate the data; and a computer system, contact the at least one parameter sensing device is explained the mobile.

在第三方面,本发明提供一种方法使设备受到控制从而响应来自计算机系统的命令有效地执行至少一个功能,该方法包括以下步骤:向用户提供一个包含有指示控制界面身份的编码数据的控制界面;在计算机系统中,从传感设备接收有关用户身份和控制界面的身份的数据,传感设备容纳有关用户身份的数据并使用至少一些编码数据来感应有关控制界面身份的数据;以及在计算机系统中,由关于用户身份和控制界面身份的数据引起一个与控制命令的至少一个参数有关的操作。 In a third aspect, the present invention provides a method of making apparatus is controlled so as to respond to commands from the computer system to effectively perform at least one function, the method comprising the steps of: providing an indication to the user control interface to control the identity of the encoded data contains a interface; in the computer system, data from the sensing device to receive information about the user identity and the identity of the control interface, the sensing device to accommodate the data about the user identity and using at least some of the coded data to sense the data on the identity of the control surface; and a computer system, the data regarding the identity of the user identity and control interface causes a control command to at least one parameter related to the operation.

在第四方面,本发明提供一种系统使一个设备的至少一个功能能受到控制,该系统包括:一个含有与设备功能有关的信息的控制界面,该控制界面包括指示控制界面身份以及指示至少一个控制界面参考点的编码数据;以及一个计算机系统,结合控制命令有效地使所述设备执行所述功能,以及有效地从传感设备接收指示数据,以引起一个与控制命令的至少一个参数有关的操作,该指示数据指示控制界面的身份以及传感设备相对于控制界面的位置,传感设备使用至少一些编码数据来感应数据。 In a fourth aspect, the present invention provides a system so that at least one function of a device can be controlled, the system comprising: a device function containing information related to the control interface, the control interface including an indication of the identity of the control interface and indicating at least one Control Interface Reference Point coded data; and a computer system, the control command effective to combine the device to perform the functions, and the effective data from the sensing device receives instructions to cause a control command to at least one parameter related to operation, this indicates that the data indicates that the control surface sensing device with respect to identity and position control interface, sensor devices use at least some of the coded data to sense data.

在第五方面,本发明提供一种系统使一个设备的至少一个功能能响应控制命令,该系统包括:一个含有与设备功能有关的信息的控制界面,该控制界面包括指示控制命令的至少一个参数的编码数据;以及一个计算机系统,结合控制命令有效地从传感设备接收有关所述的至少一个参数以及传感设备相对于控制界面移动的数据,用于联系所述的至少一个参数来解释传感设备的所述移动,当相对于控制界面移动时,传感设备使用至少一些编码数据感应有关所述的至少一个参数的数据,并根据自身相对于控制界面的移动生成数据。 In a fifth aspect, the present invention provides a system so that at least one function of a device capable of responding to the control command, the system comprising: a device function containing information related to the control interface, the control interface comprises a control command indicating at least one parameter encoded data; and a computer system, combined with effective control commands received from the sensing device regarding said at least one parameter-sensing device and the control surface to move relative to the data, the at least one parameter is used to explain the transmission of the contact the sense of movement of the device, when moved relative to the control interface, data of at least one parameter sensing device using at least some of the coded data relating to the induction of, and according to their relative movement to generate data control interface.

在第六方面,本发明提供一种系统使一个设备的至少一个功能能受到控制,该系统包括:一个含有指示控制界面身份的编码数据的控制界面;以及一个计算机系统,结合控制命令有效地使所述设备执行所述功能,以及有效地从传感设备接收有关用户身份和控制界面的身份的数据,并且由所述接收数据引起一个与控制命令的至少一个参数有关的操作,传感设备容纳有关用户身份的数据并使用至少一些编码数据来感应有关控制界面身份的数据。 In a sixth aspect, the present invention provides a system to make a device of at least one function can be controlled, the system comprising: a control surface comprising indicating the identity of the encoded data of the control interface; and a computer system, combined control command effectively the apparatus to perform the functions, and the effective receiving identity information about the user's identity and control interface of the data from the sensing device, and the received data caused by a control command to at least one parameter related to the operation, the sensing device accommodated data relating to the user identity and using at least some of the coded data to sense data on the identity of the control surface.

因此,本发明提供了一种系统和方法,以利用一个或多个能与计算机系统交互作用的设备控制界面来控制至少一个设备的至少一个功能。 Accordingly, the present invention provides a system and method for utilizing one or more computer systems capable of interacting with the device control interface to control at least one of the at least one function of the device. 尽管本发明中的新颖的方法和系统也可以与单个的计算机系统协同使用,但特别优选的形式被设计为通过计算机网络,诸如Internet,来操作。 Although the present invention is a novel method and system also can be used in conjunction with a single computer system, but a particularly preferred form is designed through a computer network, such as the Internet, to operate.

设备控制界面物理上被置于一个可以是任何适当形式的表面媒体上。 Device control interface is physically placed in a suitable form may be any surface of media. 但是,优选的形式包括诸如纸张或类似物这样的薄片材料,其上印有编码数据,能与计算机系统交互作用。 However, the preferred form comprises sheet material such as paper or the like, printed thereon coded data, can interact with the computer system. 编码数据优选地是能在可见光谱之外被检测到的,但并不非得如此,从而使机器可读而肉眼基本上看不见。 Encoded data is preferably outside the visible spectrum can be detected, but not necessarily so, so that the machine-readable but substantially invisible to the naked eye. 设备控制还可以包括向用户提供信息的可见材料,诸如设备控制的应用或目的,而且可见信息可能被注册或同相应的隐藏编码数据一起与位置相关。 Device control further comprises providing information to a user visible material, such as an application or object control device, and the visible information may be registered with the corresponding hidden or coded data, together with associated position.

该系统还包括一个传感设备,用于从设备控制向计算机系统传送数据,在一些例子中,用于提供额外的数据。 The system also includes a sensing device, a device for controlling data transfer to a computer system from, in some instances, be used to provide additional data. 再次说明,传感设备可以有各种不同形式,但优选紧凑和容易携带的。 Again, the sensing device can have a variety of different forms, but preferably compact and easy to carry. 在一种安排中,传感设备做得象支笔,能物理地记录交互形式以及选择性地使来自该形式的编码数据被读取并传送到计算机系统。 In one arrangement, the sensing device like a pen to do, can physically interact with forms and records selectively encoded data from the form is read and transferred to the computer system. 编码数据然后提供控制信息,其设定使得用户的指示引起命令施加到运行于计算机系统或网络上的软件上。 Coded data is then provides control information, which is set such that the user's instruction is applied to cause the command to run the software on a computer system or network. 可选地,传感设备可嵌入一个用户戴的戒指、手套或指套中。 Alternatively, the sensing device can be embedded in a ring worn by the user, the gloves or finger cots. 还可以嵌入由眼光来控制的特制眼具。 You can also embed the eye to eye with a special control.

设备控制界面和传感设备之间的交互的性质以及提供给计算机系统的数据可以不同。 The nature of the interaction and the data provided to the computer system of the device control interface and sensing devices may be different. 在一种安排中,表单上的编码数据指示表单的以及该表单上的至少一个参考点的身份。 In one arrangement, the identity of at least one reference point of the encoded data on the form indicating the form and the form. 在另一实施例中,交互表单包括指示该表单的一个参数的编码数据,然而传感设备有效地根据其自身相对于该表单与来自表单的编码数据一起向计算机系统提供数据。 In another embodiment, the interactive form includes coded data indicative of a parameter of the form, however, the sensing device effectively provides data based on its own with respect to the form and the coded data from the form to the computer system together. 在另一种安排中,表单包括至少标识表单的编码数据,且传感设备设计为基于表单编码数据以及标识设备用户的数据向计算机系统提供数据。 In another arrangement, the form includes at least identify the form of encoded data, and sensing devices designed to provide data to the computer system based on the form of encoded data, and to identify the device user's data.

优选地,该系统和方法还采用特别设计的打印机打印控制设备。 Preferably, the system and method also uses a specially designed printer control apparatus. 而且这些打印机构成计算机系统的组成部分并被设计为从传感设备接收数据。 Further these printers constitute an integral part of the computer system and is designed to receive data from the sensing device. 如上所述,本发明的系统和方法完美地适用于通过网络操作。 As described above, the system and method of the present invention ideally suited to operate over a network. 在这种安排中,打印机弯曲集成到网络中,并允许根据需要打印交互表单以及混合使用多点传送协议和单点传送协议来发布表单。 In this arrangement, the printer bend integrated into the network, and allows interactive forms based on the need to print, and mixed use multicast and unicast protocol agreement to publish the form.

因此本发明提供了一种新颖的系统和方法,使电气设备或电子设备能通过计算机系统利用新颖的交互表面媒体受到控制。 Accordingly the present invention provides a novel system and method to make electrical equipment or electronic equipment by the computer system uses a novel interactive surface media is controlled. 本发明可以应用于能通过网络界面或红外界面远程控制的特别设备。 The present invention can be applied through special device network interface or infrared remote control interface. 在这样的情况下可能完全将设备的用户界面与设备本身分开,而用户界面就能以上述形式来实现并被用户携带的传感设备感应。 The user interface may be completely device separate from the device itself in such a case, the user interface can be implemented in the form described above and is carried by the user sensing device sensing.

优选地,设备控制界面将标识设备,并与设备的用户界面一起以按钮形式被打印。 Preferably, the device control interface will identify the device, and the user interface of the device is printed together as buttons. 表面是被动的,不向用户提供关于设备状态或其用户界面的反馈。 Surface is passive, does not provide the user with a user interface on the device status or feedback. 但如果需要,反馈可以通过传感设备提供。 However, if desired, feedback may be provided by the sensing device. 计算机系统参考用户预先在设备本身上或从其制造商那选择的用户界面结构来分析控制界面上的操作。 Refer to the user computer system in advance on the device itself or to analyze the operation control interface from the manufacturer that the structure of the user interface of choice.

以这种方式实现的用户界面有几个优点:一旦基础设施到位,制造用户界面的成本就从制造每个特定设备的成本中刨除了;作为举例,甚至传统电灯插座的用户界面(亦即配线和开关)的成本都微不足道了;用户界面可以通过简单地打印一份拷贝来复制;当用户界面损坏时可以很容易地替换;当设备上的固件更新时,能很容易地提供新用户界面;可以通过布置各元素并打印结果来定制用户界面;可以从一个可用集当中选择特定风格的用户界面;例如,一些用户可能喜欢大图标或简化功能集;多个用户界面可以归类到一起;用户界面可以通过相同装置在设备本身上提供;亦即,预先打印并附着在设备上,或直接打印在设备表面上;可以控制对单个用户界面和功能的访问,因为每个传感设备都与一个特定用户标识绑定。 In this manner the user interface implemented in several advantages: Once the infrastructure is in place, the cost of manufacturing of the user interface on the plane from the manufacturing cost of each particular device, in addition to; as an example, even a user interface of the conventional lamp socket (i.e. wiring and switches) costs are negligible; * User interface can simply print a copy to copy; can be easily replaced when the user interface is damaged; • When updating the firmware on the device can be easily new user interface; * can be arranged through the elements and print the results to customize the user interface; You can choose a specific style user interface is available from a set of them; for example, some users may prefer large icons or simplified feature set; multiple users interface can be categorized together; user interface provided by the same device on the device itself; that is, pre-printed and attached to the device, or print directly on the surface of the device; • You can control access to a single user interface and functionality , since each sensor device is associated with a specific user ID.

作为一个例子,一个本发明的优选设备控制界面可以打印到或附着在一个玩具的表面以提供对该玩具的用户界面。 As an example, a preferred device control interface to the present invention can be printed or attached to the surface to provide a toy of the toy user interface. 适当的传感设备就能用于与该用户界面进行交互,通过有线和无线方式与个人计算机、游戏控制台和嵌入在玩具自身中的处理器进行通讯,以产生图形输出、音效和其它行为。 Appropriate sensing devices can be used to interact with the user interface via wired and wireless personal computers, game consoles, and embedded processors in the toy itself communicates to produce graphical output, sound effects and other behaviors. 例如,一个玩具静坐潜水艇可以有一个很大的包含许多潜水艇控制器的用户界面。 For example, a sit-submarine toy can have a great user interface contains many submarine controller. 该玩具带有一张CD-ROM,包含相关的在PC和游戏控制台上运行的交互游戏。 The toy comes with a CD-ROM, containing the relevant PC and game console to run the interactive games. 游戏由潜水艇中所含的用户界面驱动,可能中间还通过手套形式的传感设备,手套通过PC或游戏控制器中标准蓝牙硬件用蓝牙进行无线通讯。 The game consists of submarine contained in the user interface is driven through the middle of the glove may form the sensing equipment, gloves, PC or game controller via standard Bluetooth for wireless communication with a Bluetooth hardware. PC屏幕或连接控制台的电视监视器提供用户界面的动画部分。 PC connected to the console screen or TV monitor provides animation part of the user interface. 设备控制界面将提供扩展用户界面。 Device control interface will provide expanded user interface. 玩具能通过选择不同的用户界面来定制,而定制用户界面也能通过组装预定义的用户界面组件来创建。 Toy can select different user interface customization, customized user interface by assembling predefined user interface components to create.

附图简述下面参照附图通过非限制性示例说明本发明的优选实施例其它实施例,其中:图1是示例的打印网页与其在线页面说明之间关系的示意图;图2是网页笔、网页打印机、网页页面服务器以及网页应用服务器之间交互作用的示意图;图3是打印网页及其在线网页说明的高层结构的示意图;图4a的平面图显示了网页标记的结构;图4b的平面图显示了图4a中的一组标记与网页笔形式的网页传感设备的一个视图区域之间的关系;图5a的平面图显示了网页笔的一种可选结构;图5b的平面图显示了图5a中的一组标记与网页笔形式的网页传感设备的一个视图区域之间的关系;图5c的平面图显示了图5a中的目标跨相邻标记的九个标记的一种安排;图5d的平面图显示了图5a中的标记的四个代码字的符号的交叉和旋转; BRIEF DESCRIPTION Referring to the drawings Examples of other preferred embodiments of the present invention by way of non-limiting examples illustrate embodiments, in which: Figure 1 is a schematic view of an example of the relationship between the printing web and its online page description; Figure 2 is a web document, page schematic view of the interaction between the printer, web page server and the web application server; FIG. 3 is a top schematic view of the structure of the page and its online page description of the print; Figure 4a is a plan view showing the structure of the page tag; Figure 4b shows a plan view of FIG. Relationship between a view area marked with a pen in the form of web pages between the sensing device in a group 4a; FIG. 5a is a plan view showing an alternative structure of the Netpage pen; Figure 5b shows a plan view in Figure 5a a Relationship between a view area and set of indicia in the form of web pages pen between the sensing device; Figure 5c is a plan view showing an arrangement of nine marks with FIG. 5a across adjacent target; Figure 5d shows a plan view of and Figure 5a cross rotary four codeword symbols labeled;

图6是一组用户界面流程文档图标的示意图;图7是一组用户界面页面布局元素图标的示意图;图8是设备控制器交互的示意图;图9是设备控制器的分类图;图10是缺省设备的分类图;图11是设备信息的分类图;图12是设备通道的分类图;图13是远程控制的分类图;图15是节目计划的分类图;图16是设备设置的用户界面流程图;图17是详细设置的用户界面流程图;图18是设备列表的用户界面流程图;图19是添加设备的用户界面流程图;图20是记录节目的用户界面流程图;图21是设备设置主页面的详细视图;图22是详细设备设置的示意图;图23是设备列表的示意图;图24是通用远程控制表单的示意图;图25是特定于设备的电视机远程控制的示意图;图26是通用远程控制的示意图;图27是选择制造商列表的示意图;图28是选择设备类型列表的示意图;图29是选择型号列表的示意图;图30是设置缺省值表单的示意图;以及图31是节目计划的示意图。 Figure 6 is a schematic diagram of a user interface flow document icons set; Fig. 7 is a schematic view of a user interface page layout element icons of a group; Fig. 8 is a schematic view of the controller device interactions; FIG. 9 is a classification device controller; Figure 10 is classification map default device; Figure 11 is classified information in view of the device; Figure 12 is a device channel classification; Figure 13 is a remote control classification; Figure 15 is a program classification scheme; Figure 16 is a user device settings interface flowchart; FIG. 17 is a flowchart showing the detailed settings user interface; FIG. 18 is a flowchart of a user interface device list; FIG. 19 is a flowchart showing a user interface to add equipment; FIG. 20 is a flowchart showing a user interface for recording a program; Fig. 21 is a detailed view of the device is set on the main page; Figure 22 is a schematic diagram of the detailed device settings; Figure 23 is a schematic diagram of the device list; Figure 24 is a schematic diagram of a universal remote control form; Figure 25 is a schematic diagram of the equipment specific to the TV remote control; Figure 26 is a schematic diagram of a universal remote control; Figure 27 is a schematic diagram of the list of manufacturers choose; Figure 28 is a schematic diagram of select list of device types; Figure 29 is a schematic diagram of the list selection model; Figure 30 is a schematic diagram of the form set default values; and Figure 31 is a diagram showing a program plan.

优选实施例及其它实施例注意:MemjetTM是澳大利亚Silverbrook Reseach Pty有限公司的注册商标。 Examples and preferred embodiments Other embodiments Note: MemjetTM is a registered trademark of Silverbrook Reseach Pty Ltd, Australia.

在优选的实施例中,本发明与网页网络化的计算机系统协同工作,下面给出其概述,其详细说明在我们早先的申请(特别包括申请PCT/AU00/00569、PCT/AU00/00565、PCT/AU00/00561、PCT/AU00/00519和PCT/AU00/00578)中给出。 In a preferred embodiment, the invention relates to the page networked computer system of the present work, an overview of which is given below, which are described in detail in our earlier application (including in particular the application PCT / AU00 / 00569, PCT / AU00 / 00565, PCT / AU00 / 00561, PCT / AU00 / 00519 and PCT / AU00 / 00578) is given. 可以理解,不必每个实施都体现这些有关基本系统的申请中的所有或甚至大部分特定详细和扩展。 You can understand, without having to implement each of these are reflected in the application for the basic system for all or even most of the specific details and extensions. 但是该系统是以其最完备的形式说明的,以帮助理解本发明的优选实施例和各方面运行的情况。 While this system is described in its most complete form, in order to aid in understanding the preferred embodiment of the present invention and the case of the implementation of various aspects of operation.

简单地概括,网页系统的优选形式采用一个映射表面形式的计算机界面,映射表面即一个物理表面,该物理表面包含对计算机系统中维护的表面的一个映射的引用。 Simply summarized, the preferred form of the netpage system employs a computer interface in the form of the mapping surface, i.e. a surface mapping physical surface, which surface contains a reference to a physical map of the surface maintained in a computer system of. 映射的引用能通过一个适当的传感设备查询到。 Map reference sensing device through an appropriate query to. 依赖于特定的实现,映射引用可能被可见地或不可见地编码,并且其定义方式使得对映射表面的本地查询将在该映射和不同映射内都得到明确的映射引用。 Depends on the specific implementation, map references may be encoded visibly or invisibly, and makes its way to map the surface of the definition of a local inquiry will be within the map and different maps have been clearly mapped references. 计算机系统可以包含关于映射表面上的功能的信息,这种信息能基于与映射表面一起使用的传感设备提供的映射引用检索到。 The computer system can contain information about features on the mapped surface, and such information can be mapped on the mapping surface sensing device for use in conjunction with the reference provided retrieved. 因此检索到的信息的表现形式可以是计算机系统代表操作者响应操作者与表面特征的交互所发起的操作。 Therefore manifestation information retrieved may be interactive computer system on behalf of the operator in response to an operator initiated with surface features of the operation.

在此优选形式中,网页系统依赖网页的产出和网页与人的交互。 In the preferred form, the system relies on the output pages and interactive web pages and people. 这些是打印在普通纸张或其它介质上的文本的、图形图象的页面,但起着象交互web页面一样的作用。 These are printed on plain paper or other media of text, graphic images of pages, but plays like interactive web pages the same role. 每个页面上的信息都使用基本上对人的裸眼不可见的墨水来编码。 Information on each page using basically the naked eye invisible ink to encode. 但是,墨水以及编码的数据能被光成像笔和感应到并传送到网页系统。 However, the ink and the coded data can be sensed and a light imaging pen and transmitted to the netpage system.

在此优选形式中,每个页面上的活的按钮和超链接都能被笔点击以从网络请求信息或向网络服务器发送首选项信号。 In this preferred form, the live on each page buttons and hyperlinks can be a pen click to request information from the network or send a signal to the network server preferences. 在一个实施例中,网页上手写的文本在网页系统中被自动识别并转化为计算机文本,以填写表单。 In one embodiment, the handwritten text on a web page in a web-based system is automatically recognized and converted to computer text to fill out the form. 在其它实施例中,记录在一个网页上的签名被自动检验,使电子商务事务得到安全的授权。 In other embodiments, the record signature on a page is automatically tested to make e-commerce transactions safe authorization.

如图1所示,打印的网页1能代表一个交互表单,交互表单能被用户在打印的页面上物理地填写或通过笔和网页系统之间的通讯“电子地”填写。 As shown in Figure 1, the printed pages can represent a form of an interactive, user-interactive form can be filled out physically or via communication between the pen and the page system "electronically" fill in the printed page. 这个例子显示了一个含有姓名、地址字段和一个提交按钮的“请求”表单。 This example shows one containing the name, address field and a submit button "Request" form. 该网页的组成部分包括使用不可见墨水的图形数据2,和用不可见墨水打印得象标记4的集合编码数据3。 Part of the page, including the use of invisible ink graphic data 2, and the use of invisible ink to print like a tag collection of data coding 4 3. 相应的页面说明5存储在网页网络中,说明了该网页的各元素。 Corresponding page description 5 is stored in the web network, a description of each element of the web page. 特别说明了每个交互元素(亦即文本字段或该例中的按钮)的类型和空间范围(区域),以使得网页系统正确地解释通过网页得到的输入。 Special information for each interactive element (i.e. text field or button in the example) the type and spatial extent (zone), so that the netpage system to correctly interpret input via the web obtained. 例如,提交按钮6有一个与对应的图形8的空间范围相应的区域7。 For example, a submit button 6 has a spatial extent of the corresponding graphic area 7 corresponding to 8.

如图2所示,在我们早先的申请PCT/AU00/00565中说明了网页笔101的一种优选形式,与一个网页打印机601——家庭、办公或移动使用的一种连接互联网的打印器具——协同工作。 Shown in Figure 2, in our earlier application PCT / AU00 / 00565 is described a preferred form of the netpage pen 101, with a page printer 601-- home, office or mobile use printing apparatus of a connection to the Internet - - work together. 这种笔是无线的,通过小范围无线电链路9与网页打印机进行可靠的通讯。 This pen is cordless, through a small range of the radio links 9 and page printers for reliable communication.

在我们早先的申请PCT/AU00/00561中说明了网页打印机601的一种优选形式,并且一同提交的申请PCT/AU00/01281能间歇地或根据需要发送个性化新闻、杂志、产品目录、小册子及其它出版物,都打印为高质量交互网页。 In our earlier application PCT / AU00 / 00561 describes a preferred form in the page printer 601, and PCT application filed with / AU00 / 01281 can be intermittently or send personalized news, magazines, catalogs needed, brochures and other publications, both print high-quality interactive web pages. 与个人计算机不同,网页打印机是个器具,可以装在例如墙上这种地方以靠近最先需要早间新闻的区域——诸如用户的厨房、早餐桌附近或家中出门处。 Different personal computer, web printer is a utensil, such as a wall can be installed in a place like this needs to close the first morning news areas - such as the user's kitchen, near the breakfast table at home or go out. 它还有台面、桌面、便携和迷你版。 It also tops, desktop, portable and mini version.

在其被消费的地方打印的网页结合了纸的使用方便性与交互媒体的及时性和交互性。 Where it is combined with the consumption of printed pages timeliness and interactivity and ease of use of paper interactive media.

如图2所示,网页笔101与打印网页1上的编码数据交互并通过小范围无线电链路9将这种交互与网页打印机通讯。 As shown, page 9 of this interactive pen 101 printer 2 encoded data communications on a printed page to interact with and through a small range radio links and pages. 打印机601将这种交互发送到相关的网页页面服务器10解释。 601 printer will be sent to the relevant pages of this interactive page server 10 explained. 在适当情况下,页面服务器将发送相应的消息给运行在网页应用服务器13上的应用计算机软件。 Where appropriate, the page server sends the appropriate message to the application running on the web server application 13 computer software. 应用服务器转而有发送一条在先前的打印机上打印的响应。 The application server sends a responsive turn on the printer to print previously.

在优选实施例中,通过与基于高速微电机系统(MEMS)的喷墨(MemjetTM)打印机一起使用,网页系统制造得相当方便,例如如我们早先的申请PCT/AU00/00578中所述。 In a preferred embodiment, the micro-motor by the high speed ink jet system (MEMS) based (MemjetTM) used with the printer, the netpage system is quite easy to be made, for example, such as our earlier application PCT / AU00 / 00578 described. 在此技术的优选形式中,能提供相对高速和高质量的打印给消费者。 In a preferred form of this art, to provide a relatively high-speed and high-quality print to the consumer. 在其优选形式中,网页发布具有传统新闻杂志的物理特性,诸如一些两面全色打印的字母大小的光滑页面,装订在一起便于浏览和处理。 In its preferred form, the physical characteristics of a traditional web publishing news magazines, such as full-color printing on both sides of some smooth letter size pages, stapled together for easy browsing and handling.

网页打印机利用了日益增长的对互联网的宽带访问。 Page printer utilizing the growing broadband access to the Internet. 网页打印机还能在较慢的连接下运行,但需要较长发送时间而且图象质量较低。 Netpage printer can also run on slower connections, but requires a longer transmission time and lower image quality. 网页系统还能使用消费者现有的喷墨和激光打印机,尽管系统将运行得更慢并且从消费者角度来看较不易接受。 Web-based system can use existing consumer inkjet and laser printers, although the system will run slower and more difficult to accept from a consumer perspective. 在其它实施例中,网页系统处于私有的内联网上。 In other embodiments, the netpage system is a private intranet. 在其它的实施例中,网页系统处于单独的计算机或能计算的设备诸如打印机上。 In other embodiments, the netpage system is a separate computer or device such as a printer can be calculated.

网页网络上的网页发布服务器1 4能向网页打印机发送打印质量出版物。 Publisher web pages on the Internet 14 pages can be sent to the printer to print quality publications. 定期出版物通过互联网单点和多点发送协议自动发送到订阅的网页打印机上。 Periodical publications via the Internet to send a single point and multi-point agreement is automatically sent to the subscription page printer.

一个网页打印机可以支持任意数量的笔,而笔也可以与任意数量的网页打印机一起使用。 A netpage printer can support any number of pens, and a pen may be used with any number of netpage printer. 在优选的实施中,每支网页笔都有一个唯一的标识。 In a preferred embodiment, each netpage pen has a unique identifier. 一个家庭可以用很多彩色的网页笔,每个家庭成员分配一支。 A family can use a lot of color pages pens, each family member an assignment. 这使得每个用户都有不同的针对网页发布服务器或应用服务器的个性设置。 This allows each user has a different character set for web publishing server or application server.

网页笔还可以注册到一个网页注册服务器11上并链接到一个或多个支付卡帐号。 Pages pen can also register to a web server on the 11 registered and linked to one or more payment card accounts. 这使得电子商务支付能用网页笔可靠地支付。 This makes e-commerce payment pages can pay securely pen. 网页注册服务器比较从网页笔获得的签名和一个预先注册的签名,使得可以鉴别用户对电子商务服务器的身份。 Signature and the signature of a pre-registration page registration obtained from the web server compares the pen, making it possible to identify the user's identity in e-commerce servers. 其它生物鉴别术也能用于验证身份。 Other biometric technique can also be used to verify identity. 网页笔的一种版本包括指纹扫描,以类似方式被网页注册服务器验证。 A version of the page, including fingerprint scanning pen, in a similar manner to verify registration web server.

尽管网页打印机可能定期发送早间报纸这样不必用户交互的内容,它也可以配置为从不发送未订阅的垃圾邮件。 Although the page printer might send regular morning newspaper content so users do not have to interact, it can also be configured to never send spam unsubscribed. 在其优选形式中,只发送订阅的或授权的期刊。 In its preferred form, only send subscription or authorization journals. 在这方面,网页打印机不象传真机或电子邮件帐号一样对于任何知道电话号码或电子邮件地址的垃圾邮件发送者可见。 In this regard, the page printer fax or e-mail account is not the same as for anyone who knows the phone number or e-mail spam sender address visible.

该系统中的每个对象模型都使用统一建模语言(UML)类图。 Each object in the system models using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) class diagrams. 一个类图包括多个通过关系连接起来的对象类,并且此处只关心两类关系:关联和继承。 A class diagram includes a plurality of object classes connected by relationships, and here only concerned with two types of relationships: association and inheritance. 关联代表对象之间亦即类实例之间的某种关系。 That is a relationship between the association between class instances representative objects. 继承是关于实际类的,并可以以如下方式理解:如果一个类被认为是该类的所有对象的集合,且类A是类B的继承,则B就是A的子集。 Inheritance is about actual classes, and can be understood in the following way: if a class is considered to be the set of all objects of that class, and class A is a derived class B, then B is a subset of A's. 每个类都被画作标上类名的矩形。 Each class is marked with a rectangular painting class name. 其包含用一条水平线与类名分开的该类的属性列表,以及用一条水平线与属性列表分开的该类的操作列表。 Which contains a list of such properties are separated by a horizontal line with the class name, and a list of operating with a horizontal line and a separate list of attributes of the class. 但是在下面的类图中没有对操作建模。 But in the following class diagram modeling the operation no. 关联被画作连接两个类的线,可选地在两端标明该关联的多样性。 Association is connected to two classes of painting line, optionally labeled at both ends of the diversity associated. 缺省的多样性是一个。 Diversity is a default. 星号(*)表示“多个”的多样性,亦即零或更多。 An asterisk (*) indicates "a plurality" of the diversity, i.e. zero or more. 每个关联都能可选地标上其名称,也能可选地在两端标上相应类的角色。 Each association can optionally be labeled with its name, it can optionally roles on both ends of the corresponding class label. 开口菱形表示集合关联(“属于”),并被画在关联线的集合端。 Open diamond represents a collection of related ("belongs"), and was painted in the collection end of the association line. 继承关系(“是一个”)被画作连接两个类的实线,并在继承端有一个箭头(开口三角形的形式)。 Inheritance ("a") are connected by the solid line painting two classes, and there are (in the form of open triangle) is an arrow at the end inheritance. 当类图分为几个图时,复制的任意类都显示了定义该类的主图的虚线轮廓。 When the class diagram is divided into several chart copy of any class are dotted outline shows the definition of the class of the main map. 只有定义了的属性才被显示。 Only show was only defined attributes.

网页是网页网络的建立基础,提供基于纸媒的用户界面以发布信息和交互服务。 Web page is the foundation of the network, providing the user interface based on paper media to publish information and interactive services. 一个网页包括一个打印页面(或其它表面区域),该页面不可见地标记着对一个在线页面说明的引用。 A web page consists of a printed page (or other surface area), the page invisibly marked with page references to an online description. 该在线页面说明被网页页面服务器永久保存。 The online page description is permanently saved web pages server. 该页面说明描述页面的可见布局和内容,包括文本、图形和图象,还描述输入元素,包括按钮、超链接和输入字段。 The page description describes the visible layout and content of the page, including text, graphics and images, but also describes the input elements, including buttons, hyperlinks, and input fields. 一个网页允许通过网页笔在其表面上作标记以被网页系统同时获得和处理。 A web page allows the pen to mark the page to be obtained and processed in the system simultaneously on the surface thereof.

多个网页能共享相同的页面说明。 Multiple pages can share the same page description. 但是为了能区分通过同一页面的输入,每个页面都被分配了一个唯一的页面标识。 But in order to be able to distinguish by entering the same page, each page is assigned a unique page identifier. 该页面ID具有足够的精度能区分大量的网页。 This page ID has sufficient precision to distinguish between a large number of pages.

每个对页面说明的引用都被编码在打印的标记中。 Each reference to the page description is encoded in a printed tag. 该标记标识其所在的唯一的页面,从而间接地标识了页面描述。 The tag identifies it in a unique page, thus indirectly identifies the page description. 下面详细描述标记的特征。 Tag features detailed below.

标记以能吸收红外线的墨水打印在任何反射红外线的材料诸如普通纸张上。 Tag to be able to absorb the infrared ink printing on plain paper in any reflective material, such as infrared rays. 接近红外线波长的光线是人眼不可见的,但使用电晶体的具有适当过滤器的图象传感器能容易地感应到。 Near-infrared wavelengths of light invisible to the human eye, but using transistor image sensor having a suitable filter that can be easily sensed.

标记被网页笔中的区域图象传感器感应到,标记数据通过最近的网页打印机传送到网页系统。 Marking pen in the region is the page image sensor senses the tag data to the system through the web pages recently printer. 笔是无线的并且通过一个小范围无线电链路与网页打印机通讯。 The pen is wireless and through a small range radio link to communicate with the printer page. 标记足够小且密布,使得笔甚至能仅单击一下页面就可靠地图象化至少一个标记。 Mark sufficiently small and dense, making the pen even just a click on the page and reliable image of at least one marker. 每次与页面交互时,笔识别页面ID和位置是很重要的,因为交互是无状态的。 Every time interact with the page, the pen recognize the page ID and position is important, since the interaction is stateless. 标记采用纠错编码从而能部分地容忍表面损伤。 Labeled using error correction coding so that it can tolerate partially surface damage.

网页页面服务器为每个打印的网页维持一个唯一的页面实例,使得它为打印的网页维持一个不同的用户给输入字段提供的值的集合。 Web page for each print page server maintains a unique page instance, so that it maintains a user to input a different set of values of the fields provided for printing the page.

页面说明、页面实例以及打印的网页之间的关系显示在图3中。 Page description, page instance relationship between print and web is shown in Figure 3. 打印的网页可能是打印的网页文档45的一部分。 Printed pages may be part of the document to print 45 pages. 网页实例与打印它的网页打印机以及请求它的网页用户——如果知道——都关联。 Examples of web pages and print its printers and web users request it - if you know - are related.

在一种优选形式中,每个标记都标识其所在的区域,以及该区域中标记的位置。 In one preferred form, each tag identifies the region in which they, as well as the location of the area marked. 标记还可能包含与整个区域或该标记有关的标志。 Tag may also contain the entire region or the mark-related signs. 例如,一个或多个标志位可能设置一个标记传感设备的信号以提供指示与该标记相邻的区域有关的功能的反馈,而传感设备不必引用该区域的说明。 For example, one or more bit may signal a tag sensing device to provide an indication of the tag adjacent to a function related to the feedback area, and the sensing device described without reference to the region. 例如,一支网页笔在一个超链接范围中时可以照亮一个“活区域”LED。 For example, a web page in a hyperlink pen range can illuminate when a "living area" LED.

在一个优选实施例中,每个标记都包含一个容易识别的不变的结构,以便于初始检测,并有助于使得因表面或感应过程引起的效果偏差最小化。 In one preferred embodiment, each tag contains an easily recognized invariant structure in order to facilitate the initial detection, and to help make the effect induced by the surface or due to process variation is minimized. 标记优选的是在整个页面上平铺,并足够小而密布,使得笔能仅单击一下页面就可靠地成像至少一个标记。 Preferred mark on the entire page is tiled and small and dense enough so that the pen can only look at the page, click on reliable imaging at least one marker. 每次与页面交互时,笔识别页面ID和位置是很重要的,因为交互是无状态的。 Every time interact with the page, the pen recognize the page ID and position is important, since the interaction is stateless.

在一个优选实施例中,标记所引用的区域与整个屏幕一致,标记中编码的区域ID因此与标记所在页面的页面ID相同。 In one preferred embodiment, the referenced mark region is consistent with the entire screen, the region ID encoded in the tag and the tag so the page where the page ID. 在另一实施例中,标记引用的区域可以是页面或其它表面的任意子区域。 In another embodiment, the reference mark region can be any sub-area of the page or other surface. 例如,它能与交互元素的区域一致,在这种情况下区域ID能直接标识交互元素。 For example, it is consistent with the interactive elements of the region, in which case the region ID can directly identify the interactive element.

每个典型的标记都包含16位的标记ID,至少90位的区域ID,以及一些标志位。 Each tag contains a typical 16 markers ID, at least 90 of the region ID, and some flags. 假设最大标记密度是64每平方英寸,则一个16位标记ID支持的区域尺寸最大可达1024平方英寸。 Assuming maximum marker density is 64 per square inch, then a 16-bit tag ID supports sizes up area 1024 square inches. 通过简单地使用邻接区域和映射,可以不断映射更大的区域而不必增加标记ID的精度。 By simply using the adjacent region and mapping, a larger area can be mapped continuously without increasing the tag ID precision. 区域ID和标记ID之间的区别主要在于方便。 Regional difference between ID and tag ID is a major convenience. 考虑最主要的目的,二者可以连接起来当作一个全局唯一的标记ID。 Consider the main purpose, the two can be connected as a globally unique tag ID. 反过来,也可以方便地向标记ID中引人结构,例如定义标记的x和y坐标。 Conversely, you can easily tag ID in the introduction to the structure, such as the definition of x and y coordinates of the markers. 90位的区域ID允许290(约等于1027或一千亿亿)个唯一标识的不同区域。 90 area ID allows 290 (approximately equal to 1027 or a billion billion) in different regions uniquely identified. 标记还可以包含类型信息,而一个区域可以有复合的标记类型。 Tags can also contain the type of information, and an area can have the tag type complex. 例如,一个区域可以标记有一组编码x坐标和另一组与第一组交错的编码y坐标。 For example, a region may be marked with a set of encoding x coordinates and another set with the y coordinate of the first set of encoded interleaved.

在一个实施例中,使用一个(15,5)Reed-Solomon码对120位的标记数据进行冗余编码。 In one embodiment, the use of a (15,5) Reed-Solomon code for 120 mark data redundancy coding. 这将获得360个编码位,由6个码字组成,每个包含15个4位符号。 This will get 360 coded bits, from 6 yards words, each containing 15 4 symbols. (15,5)码每个码字允许最多纠正5个符号错误,亦即能容许的最高错误率是每码字33%。 (15,5) code allows up to correct each codeword 5 symbol errors, that can allow a maximum error rate is 33% per codeword. 每个4位符号在标记中以空间连贯的形式表示,而且六个码字的符号在标记内的空间上交错。 4 marks each symbol to form a coherent representation of space, and six codeword symbols staggered in space tag. 这保证暴发性错误(影响相邻空间位的错误)使整体上或任一码字内符号的损坏最小,因此也使爆发性错误完全修复的可能性最大。 This ensures that the outbreak of error (error steric influence adjacent) to make the whole or any damage within a code word symbols of the smallest, and hence to the possibility of the outbreak of the greatest errors completely repaired.

任何合适的纠错码编码都能用来代替(15,5)Reed-Solomon码,例如具有相同或不同符号和码字长度的冗余更多或更少的Reed-Solomon码;或一种不同类型的码,诸如回旋码(例如参见Stephen B.Wicker,Error Control System for Digital Communication and Storage,Prentice-Hall 1995,其内容通过交叉引用结合于此)。 Any suitable error correction code encoding can be used instead of (15,5) Reed-Solomon code, for example, having the same or different symbol and codeword length more or less redundancy Reed-Solomon code; or a different type of code, such as a convolutional code (see e.g. Stephen B.Wicker, Error Control System for Digital Communication and Storage, Prentice-Hall 1995, the contents of which are incorporated herein by cross-reference).

标记的物理表现形式的一个实施例在图4a中显示,在我们早先的申请PCT/AU00/00569中说明,包括固定目标结构15、16、17和变量数据区18.固定目标结构使得传感设备诸如网页笔能检测标记并推断其相对于传感器的三维方向。 Marked physical manifestations of an embodiment is shown in Figure 4a, in our earlier application PCT / AU00 / 00569 is described, comprising a fixed target structures 16, 17 and variable data areas 18. The fixed target structure such that the sensing device such as the netpage pen to detect marker and infer its three-dimensional orientation relative to the sensor. 数据区包含编码的标记数据的各个位。 The individual bits of the data area contains encoded tag data. 为了使其尺寸最大,每个数据位都以两条放射线和两同心圆弧围成的形式通过放射状楔表示。 In order to make the maximum size of each data bit to two radiation and surrounded by two concentric arcs expressed by radial wedge. 每个契最小尺寸为8个1600dpi的点,并且设计得使其基部(其内弧)至少等于该最小尺寸。 Each lease minimum size of 8 1600dpi point, and is designed so that its base (its inner arc) at least equal to the minimum size. 楔在放射方向上的高度总是等于该最小尺寸。 Height of the wedge in the radial direction is always equal to the minimum size. 每个4位数据符号通过22矩阵表示。 Each 4-bit data symbol is indicated by 2 2 matrix. 六个码字中每一个的十五个4位数据符号都以交错风格被分配给四个同心符号环18a至18d。 Six yards word of fifteen each 4-bit data symbols are interleaved style is assigned to the four concentric symbol rings 18a to 18d.

符号被围绕标记循环递增地交替分配。 Symbol is marked around the circular increasing alternate assignment. 交错使得相同码字的任何两个符号之间的平均空间距离最大。 Staggered so that the same codeword average space between any two symbols maximum distance.

为了支持通过传感设备与被标记区域“单击”交互,传感设备的可见区必须能看到至少一个完整的标记,无论在区域中哪个位置或在哪个方向上。 In order to support the sensing device and the area labeled "click" interaction, the visible region of the sensing device must be able to see at least a full mark, regardless of which position or in the zone in which direction. 因此传感设备可见区所需的直径是尺寸和标记间隔的函数。 Therefore, the required diameter sensing devices in the visible region is a function of the size and spacing of the marks. 假设标记形状为圆形,则当标记平铺在等边三角格子上时得到传感器可见区193的最小直径,如图4b所示。 Assuming a circular tag shape, is obtained when the mark in an equilateral triangular lattice tile visible minimum diameter area sensor 193, shown in Figure 4b.

上面说明的标记结构同时允许平坦表面的规则平铺和非平坦表面的不规则平铺。 Irregular tiled mark structure described above while allowing a flat surface tiling rules and non-flat surface. 规则平铺一般不可能在非平坦表面上。 Rule tile is generally not possible on non-planar surfaces. 在更常见的可能发生规则平铺的平坦表面,亦即诸如纸张之类的表面上,可以使用利用平铺规则特性的更有效的标记结构。 Is more likely to occur in the common rule tiled flat surface, i.e., such as the surface of a paper or the like, may be used utilizing tiling rules characteristics more efficient tag structures.

图5a显示了一种更适合规则平铺的可选标记结构。 Figure 5a shows a more suitable alternative rule tiled mark structure. 标记4是方的,有四个透视目标17。 Mark 4 is square, with four perspective targets 17. 这与Bennett等人的美国专利5,051,746中描述的标记有类似结构。 This tag Bennett et al U.S. Patent 5,051,746 there is described a similar structure. 这些标记代表六十个4位Reed-Solomon符号47,总共240位。 These labels represent sixty four Reed-Solomon symbol 47, a total of 240. 标记将每个位表示为一个点48,没有相应的点就代表一个零位。 Mark each bit is represented as a 48-point, there is no corresponding point represents a zero. 透视目标由相邻的标记共享,如图5b和5c所示。 Perspective view of the target shared by adjacent tags, as shown in Figure 5b and 5c. 图5b显示了16个标记的方形平铺以及相应的必须跨两个对角标记的最小可见区193。 Figure 5b shows a square tiling of 16 tags and the corresponding minimum visible region must span two diagonal mark 193. 图5c显示了9个标记的方形平铺,都只包含一个用于示例的位。 Figure 5c shows the 9 mark square tile, contains only bits one for example.

使用一个(15,7)Reed-Solomon码,标记数据的112位被冗余编码以生成240个编码位。 Using a 112 is redundantly encoded (15,7) Reed-Solomon code, the mark data to generate 240 coded bits. 四个码字在标记的空间内交错以使爆发性错误的恢复力最大。 Four codewords within the marked space staggered so explosive maximum error resilience. 假设标记ID如前述是16位的,这允许区域ID最大达92位。 Assuming tag ID as described above is 16, which allows up to 92 maximum area ID. 标记的蕴涵数据的点48不会覆盖其相邻点,使得标记群不能形成类似目标的结构。 The implication of the data point mark 48 does not cover the adjacent points, making the mark can not form a group structure similar goals. 这也节约墨水。 It also saves ink. 因此透视目标允许检测标记,也就不需要更多目标。 Therefore allows detection of labeled target perspective, there is no more goals.

尽管标记可能包含方向特征以明确标记相对于传感器的四个可能方向,也可能在标记数据中插入方向数据。 Although the tag may contain features to clearly mark the direction of the four possible directions relative to the sensor, it is possible to insert data in the tag data direction. 例如,四个码字可以安排为使每个标记方向包含一个置于该方向上的码字,如图5d所示,其中每个符号都标记了其码字的数字(1-4)和该符号在码字内的位置(AO)。 For example, the four codewords can be arranged so that each tag orientation contains one codeword placed in the direction, shown in Figure 5d, where each symbol is labeled with the number of its codeword (1-4) and the symbol position in the codeword (AO). 而标记解码包括在每个方向上解码一个码字。 Marked decoding comprises decoding a codeword in each direction. 每个码字可以要么包含单个位指示是否为第一码字,要么包含两个位指示其为哪一个码字。 Each codeword can either contain a single bit indicating whether the first code word, or contains two bits indicate which is which codeword. 后一种方法的优点是,如果只需要一个码字的数据内容,则最多只需要解码两个码字就能获得想要的数据。 Advantage of the latter method is only needed if the data content of a code word, then a maximum of two codewords can be decoded to obtain the desired data. 这种情况可能是,不希望在一笔中改变区域ID并且仅在一笔的起始处解码。 This situation may be, do not want to change the area ID in a middle and only at the beginning of a decoding of. 于是一笔中只需要一个包含标记ID的码字。 So only an ID tag that contains a code word needs. 而且,因为在一笔中传感设备的旋转缓慢地可预见地变化,通常每一帧只有一个码字需要解码。 Further, since the rotation sensor can predictably change slowly in a device usually only one code word of each frame to be decoded.

总体分配透视目标并改为依赖自注册的数据表示是可能的。 The overall objective data distribution perspective and instead rely on self-registration of representation is possible. 在这种情况下,每个位值(或多个位值)通常由明确的字形来表示,亦即没有字形不能表示位值。 In this case, each bit value (or multiple bit value) is typically represented by explicit glyph, i.e. no bit value can not be represented glyph. 这保证了数据网格安排得很好,因此允许网格可靠地被标识并且检测到其透视失真以及随后在数据采样期间被纠正。 This ensures that the data grid arrangement very well, thus allowing the grid reliably identified and its perspective distortion detected and subsequently corrected during data sampling. 为了检测到标记边界,每个标记数据都必须包含一个标识图案,并且这些图案必须被冗余编码以允许可靠的检测。 In order to detect the boundary markers, each marker must contain an identification data pattern, and these patterns must be redundantly encoded to allow reliable detection. 这种标识图案的开销类似于明确的透视目标的开销。 This pattern is similar to the overhead of explicit identification target overhead perspective. 一个这样的方案使用位于相对于网格顶点的不同位置的点表示不同字形,因而表示不同的多位值(参见Anoto Technology Description,Anoto April 2000)。 One such scheme uses located at different positions relative to the point of mesh vertices to represent different glyphs, and thus represent a different multi-bit values (see Anoto Technology Description, Anoto April 2000).

解码标记将得到区域ID、标记ID以及标记相关的笔转换式。 Decoding flag will be the area ID, tag ID and related marks pen-conversion. 在标记ID和标记相关笔位置能被翻译为被标记的区域内的绝对位置之前,标记在区域内的位置必须先知道。 Before the tag ID and tag associated pen location can be translated into an absolute location within the tagged region, the location markers in the region must be known. 这由标记映射提供,也就是一个将每个被标记的区域中的标记ID映射到相应的位置的函数。 This is provided by the tag mapping, which is an area to be marked in each tag ID is mapped to the corresponding function of the position. 标记映射反映了用标记平铺区域表面的方案,并且这能根据表面类型变化。 Tag mapping program reflects the mark tile surface area, and this can vary according to the type of surface. 当多个被标记的区域共享相同的平铺方案和相同的标记编号方案时,它们也可以共享相同的标记映射。 When multiple tagged regions share the same tiling scheme and the same tag numbering scheme, they can also share the same tag map. 一个区域的标记映射必须能通过区域ID检索到。 Map of a region marked by area ID must be retrieved. 因此,只要给定区域ID、标记ID和笔转换式,就能检索到标记映射,可以将标记ID翻译为区域内的绝对标记位置,也可以将标记相关的笔位置添加到标记位置中以获得区域内的绝对笔位置。 Therefore, if a given area ID, tag ID and pen-conversion, you can retrieve the tag mapping, tag ID can be translated into an absolute tag location within the region, you can also add tags to mark the position of the relevant pen position to obtain absolute pen location within the region.

标记ID可以具有一种有助于通过标记映射翻译的结构。 ID tag can help to have a translation by tag mapping structure. 例如,可以依据所在表面类型编码笛卡儿坐标或极坐标。 For example, based on coordinates or polar coordinates where the surface type coding Descartes. 标记映射知道并决定标记ID的结构,而与不同标记映射关联的标记ID因此可能有不同的结构。 Tag mapping know and decide the structure of the tag ID, which is associated with a different tag ID tag mapping may therefore have a different structure.

两种不同的表面编码方案目标不同,两者都使用本节中早先说明的标记结构。 Two different coding schemes target different surfaces, both use the tag structure described earlier in this section. 优选编码方案使用已经讨论过的“指示位置”的标记。 Preferred coding scheme uses already discussed "indicated position" mark. 一种可选的编码方案使用“指示对象”的(或“指示函数”的)标记。 An alternative coding scheme uses "indication object" (or "indication function") mark.

一个指示位置的标记包含一个标记ID,当通过与被标记的区域相关的标记映射翻译该标记ID时,将得到一个区域内的唯一的标记位置。 A marker comprising a marker indicating the location ID, when associated with the region via labeled tag mapping translate the tag ID, the resulting mark position only within a region. 笔的标记相关位置被添加到此标记位置以得到笔在区域内的位置。 The relative position of the pen is added to this tag location to obtain a marked position of the pen in the region. 这转而又用于确定笔相对于与该区域相关的页面说明中的用户界面元素的位置。 Which in turn is used to determine the position of the pen relative to the page associated with the region described in the user interface elements. 不仅用户界面元素本身被标识了,而且相对于用户界面元素的位置也标识了。 Not only is the user interface element itself identified, but relative to the location of the user interface elements are also identified. 指示位置的标记对于获取特定用户界面元素范围中的绝对笔路径的支持是不重要的。 Mark indicates the position of the support for obtaining a particular user interface elements in the range of the absolute path of the pen is not critical.

一个指示对象(或指示函数)的标记包含一个标记ID,直接标识与该区域(或等义的,该函数)相关的页面说明中的用户界面元素。 An indication of the object (or indicator function) the tag contains a tag ID, direct identification with the region (or, such as justice, the function) associated page description of the user interface elements. 用户界面元素范围内的所有标记都标识用户界面元素,使它们统一并因此不可分辨。 All tags within range of user interface elements are to identify the user interface elements, and thus make them indistinguishable unity. 因此,指示对象的标记不支持绝对笔路径的获取。 So, mark indicates that the object does not support access to the absolute path of the pen. 但是,它们支持相对笔路径的获取。 However, they support the pen to get the relative path. 只要在采样频率超过遇到的标记频率的两倍位置,就能明确地确定一笔中从一个采样笔位置到下一个采样笔位置的转移。 Twice as long as the location of the marker frequency sampling frequency of more than met, we can clearly identify a sample from one position to the transfer pen pen next sampling location. 可选地,网页笔101能包含一对或移动感应加速计,如我们早先的申请PCT/AU00/00565中所述。 Alternatively, the web pen 101 can include a pair of motion sensors or accelerometers, such as our earlier application PCT / AU00 / 00565 described.

用这两种标记方案,标记函数结合网页上相关的可视元素发生作用,可视元素作为用户交互元素,用户可以使用适当的传感设备在交互元素中与打印的页面交互,以便通过传感设备读取标记数据以及在网页系统中引起适当的反应。 Programs using these two markers, combined with a visual marker element on the page function related to a role, the visual element as user interaction elements, the user can use an appropriate sensing device to interact with the printed page in the interactive elements so that by sensing device reads the tag data as well as suitable reaction caused the page system.

每个应用程序用户界面的流程被图示为通过命令箭头连接的文档集。 Each application user interfaces for document collection process is illustrated via command arrows. 命令箭头表示了目标文档的打印是用户在源页面上按相应命令按钮的结果。 The arrow indicates the command to print the target document is a user on the source page by pressing the corresponding button on the results of the command. 一些命令箭头标有多个以斜杠(“/”)分割的多个命令,说明任一指定的命令都能使得目标文档打印。 Some commands have more than one arrow marked multiple commands with a slash ("/") division, indicating that any of the specified command can make the target document printing. 尽管多个命令可能标有相同的命令箭头,但通常具有不同的副作用。 Although multiple commands may label the same command arrow, but typically have different side effects.

从应用来说,区分网页文档和网页表单很重要。 From applications, web documents and web forms distinction is very important. 文档包含打印的信息,以及能被用户按下以请求更多信息或一些其它动作的命令按钮。 Document contains information about printing, as well as the user can press to request more information, or some other action command button. 表单除了具有象普通文档一样的行为,还包含有能让用户填写的输入字段。 In addition to normal document forms like the same behavior, but also contains input fields allow users to fill out. 它们向系统提供了数据输入机制。 They provide data to the system input mechanism. 区分包含一般信息的文档和包含特定于一个用户与应用之间的交互信息的文档也是有用的。 And the document that contains information specific to the interaction between a user and the application of the distinction contains general information are also useful. 一般文档可能是预先打印的出版物诸如新闻架上出售的杂志或公共场合遇到的广告招贴。 General documents may be pre-printed publications, such as magazines or news rack sold advertising posters in public places encountered. 表单也可能是预先打印的,例如包括在预先打印的出版物上遇到的订阅表单。 Forms may also be pre-printed, for example, in publications including the subscription form preprinted encountered. 当然也可能是网页打印机响应用户请求空闲时产生的。 Of course, it may be generated in response to user requests a Web page printer is idle. 特定于用户的文档和表单通常都是响应用户请求通过网页打印机空闲时产生的。 User-specific documents and forms are usually generated in response to user requests through the web printer idle. 图6显示了一个一般文档990,一个一般表单991,一个特定于用户的文档992,以及一个特定于用户的表单993。 Figure 6 shows a generic document 990, a generic form 991, a user-specific document 992, and a user-specific form 993.

参与用户界面流程的网页还可通过抽象页面布局说明。 Involved in the process of web user interface can be illustrated by the abstract page layout. 页面布局可以包含各种元素,每个都有独特风格以互相区别。 Page layout can contain a variety of elements, each with a unique style to distinguish from each other. 如图7所示,这些包括固定信息994、变量信息995、输入字段996、命令按钮997、可拖动命令998,以及文本超链接或超文本链接999。 As shown in Figure 7, these include fixed information 994, variable information 995, input fields 996, command buttons 997, draggable commands 998, and text hyperlinks or hypertext links 999.

当用户界面流程被分成多个图时,复制的任何文档都显示了定义该类的主图的虚线轮廓。 When the user interface is divided into a plurality of flow chart, copy any documents are dotted outline shows the definition of the class of the main map.

8.使用NetpageTM系统的设备控制网页系统提供控制电设备和电子设备的便利。 8. Use NetpageTM system device control system provides web control electrical and electronic equipment convenience. 如果一个特定设备能通过网络界面或红外界面被远程控制,则可能完全将用户界面从设备本身中分离。 If a specific device through the network interface or an infrared interface is a remote control, the user interface may be completely separated from the device itself. 而且,用户界面就能实现为网页,被用户携带的网页传感设备感应。 Moreover, the user interface can be implemented as a web page, the user is carried pages sensing device sensing. 网页传感设备越小、越不显眼、越便携越好。 Website sensing devices smaller, more discreet, more portable as possible. 网页笔提供了一个可能的表单元素。 Page document provides a possible form elements. 可选地,网页传感设备可以嵌入用户戴的戒指、手套或指套中。 Alternatively, users can embed web sensing device worn rings, gloves or finger cots in. 还可以嵌入定制的由眼光来控制的特制眼具。 You can also embed a custom control by a special eye to eye with.

网页识别设备,并可用按钮等形式的设备的用户界面打印。 Web page identification devices and equipment available buttons and other user interface in the form of print. 表面是被动的,不向用户提供关于设备状态或其用户界面的反馈。 Surface is passive, does not provide the user with a user interface on the device status or feedback. 但如果需要,反馈可以通过传感设备提供。 However, if desired, feedback may be provided by the sensing device. 网页基站(例如网页打印机)参考用户预先在设备本身上或从其制造商那选择的、或者用户使用设备或制造商提供的元素设计的用户界面结构,来分析控制界面上的操作。 Web base (such as web printers) refer to the user in advance on the device itself or from the manufacturer that choice, or the user using the user interface elements of the device structure or manufacturer designed to analyze operational control interface.

下面通过一个针对音频和视频设备的网页设备控制应用来详细说明网页设备控制的概念。 The following device control through a web application for audio and video equipment to the detailed description of the concept of web device control. 尽管特别引用了网页笔,仍可以使用任何网页传感设备。 Although specifically cited the pages pen, you can still use any web sensing device. 类似地,尽管引用了特定的网页打印机,仍可以使用任何网页基站,亦即任何从网页传感设备接收输入并且直接解释输入或将输入发送到一个或多个网络服务器解释的设备。 Similarly, although the specific page references printer, the base station can still use any web, i.e., any device receiving an input from a web sensing and interpretation directly input or send input to one or more network servers interpretation equipment.

设备控制网页系统提供一种用于控制诸如电视接收机、VCRs和视频点播单元的机制。 Equipment control system to provide a web control mechanism such as a television receiver, VCRs and video-on-demand unit.

一个网页可以包含打印的远程控制单元风格的控制按钮,或与某个节目或电影关联的打印的回放控制按钮。 A web page may contain print style remote control button control unit, or a program or print film with the associated playback control buttons. 回放控制可以包括播放、暂停、停止、启动和结束。 Playback control may include play, pause, stop, start and end. 节目或电影的图标图象自身也可作为播放按钮。 Show or movie icon image itself can be used as a play button.

现在有基于磁盘的消费者用视频录制器,它支持同步录制和回放。 Consumers now have a disk-based video recorder, which supports simultaneous recording and playback. 这使得可以暂存观看的广播视频以及提供一些视频点播的优点。 This makes possible the advantages of staging viewed broadcast video and video-on-demand to provide some. 通过网页系统发送的日报可以包含对广播新闻视频的链接,该视频是在报纸发送之前某个时候获取的,这可能是在网页打印机的控制下进行的。 Daily sent through the netpage system can include a link to broadcast news video, the video is transmitted sometime before the acquisition of the newspaper, which may be under the control of the printer's page.

通过广播电视,一个打印的网页节目单可以提供对有些电视频道的有用界面,特别是如果一个或多个频道被基于磁盘的视频录制器暂存时。 Through radio, television, print the page playbill can provide some useful interface television channels, especially if one or more channels are based on the video recorder when the disk staging. 通过真正的视频点播,一个打印网页目录可以提供对视频库的有用界面。 Through real video-on-demand, a print web directory can provide a useful interface for video library.

网页笔可以增大以作为红外远程控制之用。 Netpage pen can be increased to as an infrared remote control purposes. 笔与打印的视频回放控制件交互产生的命令也可以通过有线或无线控制界面,包括红外和无线电(例如蓝牙),直接从网页打印机发送到视频设备。 Command pen and printing video playback control member may also be produced by the interaction via a wired or wireless control interface, including infrared and radio (e.g. Bluetooth), the page is sent directly from the printer to the video device.

在网页系统中,设备控制服务由一个或多个运行于分布在网络上的服务器上的设备控制应用来提供。 In the netpage system, the device controlled by one or more services running on the distributed device control application on the network server to provide. 用户与设备控制网页的交互通过适当的页面服务器使用正常页面机制路由到适当的设备控制应用。 User interaction with the device control page of the page using the normal routing mechanism via the appropriate page server to the appropriate device control application.

图8显示了各种设备控制交互场合。 Figure 8 shows the various device control interaction situations. 当一个用户调用设备控制页面500上的设备功能时,输入以通常的方式(A)从用户网页笔101发送到用户的网页打印机802。 When a user calls the device control page for the device 500 on the function, entered in the usual way (A) transmitted from the user to the user's netpage pen 101 802 web page printer. 输入以通常方式(B)中继到应用程序503。 Input in the usual manner (B) to be relayed to the application 503. 一收到输入,应用程序就识别被指定的设备600并确定特定的设备命令。 An input is received, the application identifies the specified device 600 and determine the specific device commands. 如果指定的设备600可以被应用程序直接访问,则该应用程序可以直接向该设备发送命令码(C1)。 If the specified device 600 can be directly access the application, the application can be sent directly to the device command code (C1). 这种情况可能是设备连接在应用程序能访问到的网络503上,例如有线的或无线的广域网上。 This may be connected to the device application can access to the network 503, such as a wired or wireless WAN. 否则应用程序可以向发起端打印机发送命令码(C2)。 Otherwise, the application can send commands to the originating end code printer (C2). 打印机502可能被修改为能接受通过设备控制应用程序向其发送的设备控制命令。 The printer 502 may be modified to accept applications through the device control device sends its control commands. 如果打印机502可以直接访问指定的设备600,则该打印机可以直接向该设备发送命令码(D1)。 If the printer 502 can directly access the specified device 600, the printer can be sent directly to the device command code (D1). 这种情况可能是设备连接在打印机可以直接访问到的网络上,例如有线或无线的广域网或局域网上,或者打印机和设备可直接进行有线或无线通讯。 This may be the device attached to the printer directly to the network can access, such as a wired or wireless WAN or LAN, or printers and devices can be directly wired or wireless communication. 否则打印机502可以向发起端笔101发送命令码(D2)。 Otherwise, you can send commands to the printer 502 yards to the originating end pen 101 (D2). 笔101可以被修改为能接受通过打印机502向其发送的设备控制命令。 Pen 101 may be modified to accept the device 502 through the printer control commands transmitted thereto. 笔可以增加一个红外发射器,从而能向设备发射命令码(E1)。 Pen can add an infrared transmitter, which can transmit a command code (E1) to the device. 这需要笔的红外发射器直线对着设备上的红外接收器。 This requires the pen straight infrared transmitter infrared receiver on the front of the device. 作为向笔101发送命令码的另一可选方式,打印机502也可以向远程控制“箱”504发送命令码(D3)。 As another alternative way to send a command code to the pen 101, the printer 502 may be a remote control to the "box" 504 sends a command code (D3). 这是一种安装在能直线见到设备600的位置的设备。 This is a straight line can be installed in a position to see the device 600 of the apparatus. 它可以与打印机进行有线或无线通讯,集成一个红外发射器,从而能向设备600发送命令码(E2)。 It can be wired or wireless printer communication, integrated with an infrared emitter, which can send a command code (E2) to the device 600. 因为箱504可以位于一个能看到多个设备的位置上,所以对于给笔101增加部件这是个有用的可选方式。 Because the box 504 may be located in a position to see multiple devices on, so the increase in part to the pen 101 which is a useful alternative way.

设备控制对象模型设备控制对象模型分析设备和为与特定网页打印机有关的特定网页用户维护的设备设置。 Device control device control object model object model and analysis equipment for specific users to specific web pages related to the maintenance of the printer device settings.

每个网页用户800都有一个或多个设备设置511。 800 pages each user has one or more device settings 511. 用户可以对每个能访问网页打印机802都有一个单独的设备设置511。 The user can have a separate set of equipment can access the web page for every 511 802 printer. 例如,一个用户800可以在家里具有一个设备设置511而在办公室有另一个。 For example, a user 800 may have a device setting 511 at home and in the office there is another. 每个设备设置511都有一个用户赋予的名称512。 Each apparatus 511 has a user-assigned name 512. 每个设备设置511都可以一个或多个用户,但每个用户800对每台打印机仅能访问一个设备设置511。 Each device 511 can be set to one or more users, but each user can access only 800 pairs of each printer device settings 511.

一个设备设置511有一些用户设备513与之关联,每个用户可以控制的设备600都有一个。 There are provided a device 511 associated with the user device 513, each user can control the device 600 has a. 每个用户设备513都有一个用户赋予的别名514,并与制造商的设备模型信息关联。 Each user has a user device 513 514 assigned aliases, and associated with the manufacturer of the device model information.

每个设备513都可以有一些远程控制件515。 Each device 513 can have a number of remote control 515. 任何被设备设置511授权的用户800都可以使用远程控制件。 Any authorized user 800 511 device settings can use remote controls. 远程控制件515有一些相关的远程控制功能510,每个都有功能标识517。 There are some 515 remote controls associated remote control function 510, each function identifier 517. 功能标识517用于从制造商568查出该功能的控制码565。 517 Identification of features used to detect the feature control code 565 568 from the manufacturer. 一个远程控制件515可能是特定于设备的518或通用的519(亦即能控制多于一个设备),或者一般的520。 A remote control member 515 may be specific to the device 518 or 519 of the universal (i.e., can control more than one device), or general 520. 图13显示了远程控制件的类图。 Figure 13 shows the class diagram of the remote control member.

特定于设备的控制件518仅操作打印它的用户设备。 Specific to the control device 518 operates only print its user devices.

通用的控制件(URC)519可以在设备设置511内操作几个设备。 General controls (URC) 519 can operate several devices in the device settings 511. 用户在URC519上选择一个设备以改变URC模式并从而选择当前设备。 Users select a device to change the URC519 URC mode and to select the current device. URC519通常在每个模式中只操作一个设备。 URC519 usually only operate one device in each mode.

一般远程控制件520为任何用户操作任何设备569。 General remote control 520 for any user to operate any equipment 569. 一般控制件520可以打印在网页出版物诸如电视节目中。 General control 520 can print the page publications such as TV programs. 一般控制件520操作设备设置511中的缺省设备521。 General control device 520 operating in the default device settings 511 521. 例如,如果一个家庭有多于一台电视机,远程控制件520将仅操作缺省电视机。 For example, if a family has more than one TV set, the remote control 520 will only operate a default TV. 对于每种设备类型,如果用户没有指定缺省设备521,则用户添加的相关类型的第一设备将自动成为缺省的。 For each device type, if the user does not specify a default device 521, the relevant type of the first device user added will automatically become the default. 缺省视频接收器522可能被指定给一个特定的广播频道523。 The default video receiver 522 may be assigned to a particular broadcast channel 523. 这在一个频道能几个用户的设备513上收到的情况下有用。 This is useful in the case of a channel that can be received on several user devices 513. 图10显示了缺省设备类图。 Figure 10 shows the default device class diagram.

当向设备设置511添加一个设备569时,用户800必须指定设备524的制造商568、设备类型和型号。 When you add a device to device settings 569 511, the user must specify the equipment 800 524 568 manufacturer, device type and model.

每个制造商568都有一些设备569,而每个设备569都有一些型号524。 Each manufacturer has a number of devices 568 569, each device 569 has a number of models 524. 每个设备型号524都与远程控制界面525以及关于设备频道、日期、节目时间和长度(CDTL)可编程性的信息与之关联。 Each device model 524 associated with the remote control interface 525, and programmable information about the device associated with the channel, date, time and a program length (CDTL). 远程控制界面525包含了关于设备569可用的远程控制功能516的信息。 Remote control interface 525 includes information about the device 569 can be used for remote control 516. 每个远程控制界面(RCI)功能516都有一个功能标识527和控制码565以执行该功能。 Each remote control interface (RCI) function 516 has a function to identify and control code 565 527 to perform the function. CDTL能力526指定了能为该设备编程的信息。 526 CDTL ability can specify information for the device programming. 例如,一个VCR可以用CDTL信息编程,其中有线电视接收器可能仅能对频道、日期和时间(CDT)信息编程。 For example, you can use a VCR CDTL information programming, including cable television receivers may only be on the channel, date and time (CDT) information programming. 图11显示了设备信息类图。 Figure 11 shows the device information class diagram.

每个设备设置511都可以有有些节目请求568与之关联。 Set 511 for each device can have some 568 requests associated with the program. 节目请求568在用户800请求录制视频广播时创建。 Request program created 568 800 in the user record a video broadcast request. 公开的电视节目计划528包含了一些条目529,每个要广播的节目都有一条。 528 public television program plan contains some 529 entries, each program to be broadcast has one. 每条都有一个或多个CDTL信息530与之关联,包含广播的频道、日期、时间和节目长度信息。 Each has one or more associated CDTL information 530, channel, date, time and length of the program information includes broadcast. 然后该信息被用于为广播电视节目的未被注意的记录控制用户设备513。 This information is then used to broadcast television programs unnoticed recording control user device 513. 图15显示了节目单的类图。 Figure 15 shows the class diagram playbill.

图13显示了设备频道类图。 Figure 13 shows the class diagram of the device channel. 每个设备569都可以有频道地区信息531与之关联,说明在给定地区内可用的广播频道。 Each device can have a channel region 569 531 associated information, instructions are available in a given region of broadcast channels. 这些可以被划分到频道类别532中,例如空中、线缆等。 These channels can be classified into categories 532, for example air, cable or the like.

用户可以通过几种设备接收到一个给定的广播频道533,例如空中广播能通过电视、VCR和线缆箱得到。 Users can receive several devices to a given broadcast channel 533, e.g., through-air broadcast television, VCR and cable box to obtain. 可选地,用户可以具有为每个频道533定义一个缺省的视频接收器设备的能力。 Alternatively, the user may have a channel 533 for each define a default video receiver device capabilities. 如果用户通过节目单选择录制一个通过几种用户设备都可用的频道中的一个节目,则将使用用户设备设置511中指定的缺省视频接收器。 If you choose to record a single through the program through the channel of a program several user devices are available, will be used to set the user device 511 specified default video receiver.

设备控制用户界面用户800通常将从网页系统应用程序目录中的设备控制应用程序的条目获得网页设备设置主页面534。 Entry device controls the user interface from the web user system 800 is usually the application directory device control applications to get 534 pages Device Settings main page. 通过网页打印机帮助页面获得。 Through the help page for page printers. 用户也可以给该页面加书签并随后通过其收藏列表获取它,或通过其历史列表获取。 Users can also add a bookmark to the page and then get it through their favorites list, or a list obtained through its history.

图16显示了设备控制用户界面。 Figure 16 shows the device control user interface.

设备设置主页面图21所示的设备设置主页面534列出了当前网页打印机802的设备设置,以及注册每个设置的用户。 Device Settings main page 21 shown in Figure 534 Device Settings main page lists the current printer device settings page 802, as well as user registration for each setting. 如果打印机上没有启动特权设置,则该该打印机的所有设置都将列出。 If you do not start the privilege settings on the printer, all the printer settings that are listed. 如果启动了特权设置则只列出那些该用户得到授权可以查看的设备设置。 If you start a privileged setting only list those that authorized users can view the device settings. 用户是系统管理员则列出所有设备设置。 User is a system administrator lists all device settings.

要打印特定设备的详细设置,用户按详细设置旁的<详细>按钮535。 To print a specific device detail settings, the user presses the detailed setting next to & lt; Details & gt; button 535. 要创建新设备设置,用户输入设置名称536并按<新设备设置>按钮537。 To create a new device settings, user input is set to name 536 press & lt; new device settings & gt; button 537. 两个操作都会打印设备详细设置页538。 Two operations will print device 538 Detailed Settings page.

用户可以按<列出我的设备>539以打印用户自己的设备设置的设备列表页540。 Users can press the & lt; list my device & gt; 539 to print the user's own device settings device list page 540. 图16显示了设备设置用户界面流程。 Figure 16 shows the device settings user interface processes.

图22所示的设备详细设置页538列出了设备设置的所有注册用户和设备。 Device shown in Figure 22 on page 538 lists the detailed settings for all registered users and equipment device settings. 如果设备设置是新的,则没有注册用户和设备列出。 If the device is set is new, there is no registered users and devices listed.

用户可以按想要条目旁的<详细>按钮541以打印全部注册用户和设备的明细。 Users can press the desired entry next to & lt; Details & gt; button 541 to print all registered users and equipment details. 而对于用户条目则打印用户明细页542。 For the user entry is printed User Details page 542. 对于设备条目则打印设备明细页543,显示设备制造商、设备类型、型号、设备别名以及被指定的缺省设备。 For device entry details page print device 543, the display device manufacturer, device type, model, and device alias specified default device.

用户可以通过按适当条目旁的<删除>按钮从设备设置511中删除一个用户或设备。 Users can press the appropriate entry next & lt; Delete & gt; button to delete a user or device 511 from the device settings. 删除了适当条目的设备详细设置页538将重新打印。 Delete the appropriate entry devices detailed settings page 538 reprints.

用户可以通过按<添加新用户>按钮545向设备设置中添加新用户。 Users can press the & lt; add a new user & gt; button 545 to add a new user to the device settings. 添加新用户表单546将被打印,列出当前打印机上的所有注册用户,但不包括在任何设备设置中。 546 to add a new user form will be printed listing all registered users of the current printer, but does not include any device settings. 在每台网页打印机上一个用户只能包括在一个设备设置中。 On each page printer a user can only be included in one device settings.

用户可以通过按<添加新设备>按钮547向设备设置中添加新设备。 Users can press the & lt; add a new device & gt; button 547 to add a new device to the device settings. 选择制造商页面548将被打印。 Select the manufacturer Page 548 will be printed.

图17显示了详细设置用户界面的流程。 Figure 17 shows the details of the process to set the user interface.

添加一个新设备可以通过按设备详细设置页538上的<添加新设备>按钮547向设备设置中添加新设备。 Add a new device can be set & lt detailed on page 538 by pressing the device; add a new device & gt; button 547 to add a new device to the device settings. 选择制造商页面548将被打印,如图27所示。 Select the manufacturer Page 548 will be printed, shown in Figure 27. 用户通过点击制造商的名称从列表中选择设备制造商549。 User by clicking on the name of the manufacturer to select device manufacturers 549 from the list. 选择设备类型页550将被打印,如图28所示。 Select the device type will be printed on page 550, shown in Figure 28.

用户通过点击设备类型名称从列表中选择设备类型551,如图29所示。 By clicking on the name of the user to select the device type device type 551 from the list shown in Figure 29.

用户通过点击适当的设备型号从列表中选择设备型号551,如图30所示。 User by clicking on the appropriate device model selection device model 551 from the list, shown in Figure 30.

在设置设备缺省值表单上,用户为设备指定一个别名。 Setting the device defaults on the form, users specify an alias for the device. 然后用户通过核选适当的复选框将此设备指定为一个或多个设备类型的缺省值。 Then the user through the appropriate check boxes to checkmark this device is specified as the default value of one or more types of devices. 例如,用户的VCR可以被指定为其设备设置中的缺省电视调谐器和缺省视频录制器。 For example, the user's VCR device settings can be specified for the default TV tuner and video recorder by default. 当填完时用户按<添加设备>555。 When filling out the user presses the & lt; add the device & gt; 555. 设备详细设置页538将被打印,显示设备列表页中的新设备。 Detailed device settings page 538 will be printed, the display device of the new device list page.

图19显示了添加设备用户界面的流程。 Figure 19 shows the user interface device to add the flow.

用户设备列表用户通常从设备设置主页面534(<列出我的设备>按钮539)获取用户设备列表540。 User device from the device list of users usually set the home side 534 (& lt; list my device & gt; button 539) to obtain a list of user equipment 540. 用户还可以给该页加书签并随后从其收藏列表或历史列表中获取。 Users can also bookmark this page and then to get from the favorites list or history list.

图18显示了设备列表用户界面流程。 Figure 18 shows a list of the user interface device process.

图23显示了设备列表540,指示了哪个设备被指定为该设置的缺省值。 Figure 23 shows the device list 540, which indicates that the device is designated as the set of defaults. 要打印特定设备的一个远程控制页570,用户点击设备名称。 To print a specific device remote control page 570, the user clicks on the device name. 图25显示了特定于设备的电视机远程控制570的一个例子。 Figure 25 shows a specific example of the television remote control device 570. 特定电视机的特定于设备的远程控制将只能操作该电视机,无法操作任何其它电视机。 Certain specific TV will only operate the TV remote control device, you can not operate any other TV.

如图24所示,用户可以按<创建URC>按钮556以打印一个创建通用远程控制表单557。 As shown in Figure 24, the user can press the & lt; create URC & gt; button 556 to print a form to create a universal remote control 557. 该表单列出了当前设备设置中的所有设备。 The form lists the current device settings for all devices. 用户通过核选适当的设备核选框选择设备以在URC中包括它,然后点击<打印URC>按钮558。 Users select the appropriate device selected by the nuclear device checkbox to include it in the URC, then click & lt; print URC & gt; button 558. 通用远程控制页571将被打印。 Universal remote control page 571 will be printed. 图26显示了URC页571的一个例子。 Figure 26 shows an example of URC page 571.

用户可以按设备列表页540上的<设备设置>按钮559以打印其设备详细设置页538。 Users can press & lt device list on page 540; Device Settings & gt; button 559 to print the detailed settings page 538 of their equipment.

用户可以按<修改缺省值>按钮560以打印一份修改缺省值表单561。 Users can press the & lt; modify the default values & gt; button 560 to print a copy of Form 561 to modify the default values. 这些表单使得用户可以改变缺省设备的赋值。 These forms allow users to change the default device assignment.

用户可以按<列出请求>按钮562以打印一份请求列表页563。 Users can press the & lt; a request to list & gt; button 562 to print a 563-page list of requests. 这将列出用户的设备设置计划录制的所有视频广播。 This lists the user's device settings plans to record all video broadcasts.

远程控制件有三种类型的远程控制。 Remote control member has three types of remote control. 它们是特定于设备的远程控制件、通用的远程控制件以及一般的远程控制件。 They are specific to the remote device controls, remote controls and universal remote controls in general. 特定于设备的和通用的远程控制件将被用户打印。 Device-specific and universal remote controls are user prints. 一般的远程控制件打印在网页发行物诸如电视节目单中。 Remote controls are generally printed on the page publications such as TV programs list.

远程控制件的外观和功能依赖于设备类型、制造商等。 Appearance and functionality of remote controls depends on the device type, manufacturer, etc. 一个制造商可以提供其自己的网页远程控制件供用户需要时打印。 A manufacturer may provide their own web pages for users to remotely control member required when printing.

当用户按一般的远程控制件上的远程控制按钮时,设备控制应用程序将在用户的设备设置中查出适当的缺省设备。 When the user presses the button on the remote control on the general remote controls when the device control application will detect the appropriate device in the user's default device settings. 这将确定用户设备以及设备型号。 This will determine the user device and the device model.

图26显示了一个通用远程控制件571。 Figure 26 shows a universal remote control member 571. 被通用远程控制件所控制的设备由其模式(在设备别名按钮564)确定。 Equipment by mode is controlled by a universal remote controls to determine (in the device alias button 564). 图25中所示的特定于设备的控制件570与单个用户设备关联。 Associated with a particular control member 570 shown in FIG. 25 in the device with a single user equipment. 因此当用户按特定于设备的或通用的远程控制件上的远程控制按钮565时,被控制的设备设备别名以及设备型号就都知道了。 So when the user presses the button on the remote control device-specific or universal remote controls on the 565, the device being controlled device alias and device models will all know.

一个远程控制按钮565与一个远程控制功能510关联,与一个唯一的功能标识号517(在设备型号内唯一)关联。 A remote control button 565 and a remote control 510 is associated, is associated with a unique identification number function 517 (in the device model only). 制造商的数据库中引用设备型号查询被请求的功能标识号的RCI(远程控制界面)功能516控制码565。 Manufacturer's device models referenced database query is requested function identification number of RCI (Remote Control Interface) function control code 565 516. 然后此命令码被传送到用户设备。 This command code is then transmitted to the user equipment.

传送的方法可以根据设备能力和用户的笔变化。 The method of delivery may vary depending on the device capabilities and user of the pen.

计划的广播录制网页发布的电视节目单572包含了一个对每个节目及其频道、日期和时间信息给出了说明566的电视广播的日程安排。 Record web publishing program broadcast television program contains a single 572 566 gives a description of the television broadcast schedule for each program and channel, date and time information. 列出的每个节目都可以有一个或多个按钮567与之关联,如图31所示。 Each program listed can have one or more buttons 567 associated with it, as shown in Fig.31.

<录制>按钮567可用于对用户的缺省视频录制设备编程以录制被请求的广播。 & Lt; Recording & gt; button 567 may be used to the user's default video recording device to record a broadcast program requested. 请求568被存储在用户的节目请求列表573(与其设备设置关联)中。 Request a list of 573 568 is requested (and its associated device settings) stored in the user's program. 图20显示了录制节目的用户界面流程。 Figure 20 shows the user interface of the process to record the program.

作为一种更先进的服务,节目信息提供商可以发送更新的节目信息给用户的打印机,或者可以根据用户通常偏爱的节目添加节目请求到用户的节目请求列表573中。 As a more advanced services, program information provider may send an updated printer program information to the user, or the user can request the program to request list 573 according to the user preference programs is usually added programs. 这可以在节目信息变化时自动修改现有请求。 It can automatically modify existing change request when the program information.

新闻剪辑一个发布的新闻故事可以有相关的视频剪辑和打印的回放控制按钮。 News clips of a published news stories may have related to the video clip playback control buttons and printing.

一些新闻剪辑可以在报纸发送到网页打印机802之前的某个时候广播。 Some news clips can be sent to the printer 802 sometime before the broadcast page in the newspaper. 打印机802可以由发布者指挥以收听该广播并在用户的基于磁盘的视频录制系统上录制该广播。 802 printer can command from the publisher to listen to the radio and record the broadcast user-based video recording system on the disk. 剪辑索引信息与视频剪辑一起在例如关闭的广播的标题部分中被传送。 Clip index information together with the video clips such as turning off the header portion of the broadcast is transmitted.

与新闻故事一起打印的按钮控制着从用户缺省的基于磁盘的视频录制器到用户缺省的视频监视器的广播视频回放。 Button and print news stories along with control of the broadcast video playback from a user's default disk-based video recorder to the user's default video monitor. 控制按钮可以包括播放、停止、慢动作和定格。 Control buttons may include play, stop, slow motion and freeze frame.

另一种类型的视频剪辑是视频点播(VOD)视频剪辑。 Another type of video clip is a video-on-demand (VOD) video clips. 一个VOD视频剪辑根据用户的需要从一个第三方VOD提供商向用户广播。 A VOD video clip broadcast to the user from a third-party provider VOD according to the needs of users.

源控制网页设备控制系统还能用于提供对定价内容的源控制。 Source control pages can also be used to provide device control system for pricing content source control. 系统管理员可以设置对特定用户允许的定价内容。 The system administrator can set pricing for specific users to allow the content. 没有所需权限的用户不能操作远程控制件以观看定价的频道或广播。 Users do not have the required permissions can not be operated with remote controls or broadcast channel to watch pricing.

总结上面参照优选实施例和一些特别的可选实施例对本发明进行了说明。 Particular reference to the preferred embodiments and some alternative embodiments of the embodiments of the present invention has been described above are summarized. 但是,本领域技术人员可以理解,与这些特别说明的实施例不同的其它实施例也将落入本发明的精神和范围中。 However, those skilled in the art can appreciate that these embodiments are particularly described in various other embodiments will fall within the spirit and scope of the present invention. 因此,可以理解本发明并不局限于本说明中的特定的实施例,包括通过适当的交叉引用结合的文献。 Thus, to be understood that the present invention is not limited to the description of the present specific embodiments, including by appropriate cross-references bound in. 本发明的范围仅受限于权利要求书。 Scope of the present invention is limited only by the claims.

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International ClassificationG06F17/40, H04N1/32, H04Q7/32, G06K15/02, G06F17/30, H04B7/26, G06F3/0488, G06F3/0354, G06F3/042, H04M1/00, H04N5/76, B41J3/42, G06K19/06, H04M1/2755, H04M1/725, G06F3/12, G06F13/00, G06F3/01, H04Q7/38, H04M11/00, G06F3/03, G06K7/10, B41J29/38, G10L13/00, G06K17/00, H04M3/42, B41J21/16, G10K15/02, B41J21/00, H04M1/2745, G06K7/00, H04N1/00, H04Q9/00, G10L19/00, B41J3/44, G08C19/00
Cooperative ClassificationG06F3/0321, H04M7/0015, G06Q50/22, H04N2201/3274, H04N2201/3226, G06Q20/401, Y10T428/187, H04N19/60, H04N19/61, Y10S707/99931, G06F3/03545, H04M1/72558, H04N2201/3269, H04M1/72561, H04N1/32122, H04N7/163, G06Q40/08, H04N21/42203, H04N1/00244, H04N2201/3247, H04N21/4223, H04N2201/3264, H04N1/00968, H04N5/907, H04M1/27455, H04N21/422, H04N5/76, H04M1/7253, G06F3/16, H04N1/32133, H04N1/00204, H04M3/42, G06F1/1688, H04N1/32778, H04N21/478, G06F1/1656, H04N5/445, H04M2250/12, G06F1/1684, G06F3/0488, G06F1/1626, H04M1/72527, H04N21/41407, H04N1/00326, H04N1/00392, H04N1/00307, B41J3/445, G06F2203/0384, H04N2201/0082, H04N5/783, H04M1/2755, G06Q40/00, H04N5/765, G06F2200/1614, G06F2200/1637
European ClassificationH04N1/00D2M, H04N1/00W2, H04N7/30, H04N1/327F4M, H04N1/00C7D, H04N21/422M, H04N1/00C3K, H04N21/4223, H04N5/445, G06F3/0354N, H04N7/50, G06Q40/00, H04N5/76, H04N1/00C3, H04M3/42, G06Q40/08, H04M7/00C2, H04N21/422, H04N7/16E2, H04N1/32C15D, H04N21/414M, H04M1/2745G, H04M1/725F1W, H04M1/725F1B, H04N1/00C22, B41J3/44B, G06F3/03H3, H04M1/2755, H04M1/725F1B1
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