(19)
(11)EP 2 739 015 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
23.10.2019 Bulletin 2019/43

(21)Application number: 14156841.0

(22)Date of filing:  11.05.2012
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04L 29/08  (2006.01)
G06F 3/048  (2013.01)

(54)

Method and apparatus for sharing data between different network devices

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur gemeinsamen Nutzung von Daten zwischen verschiedenen Netzwerkvorrichtungen

Procédé et appareil pour partager des données entre différents dispositifs de réseau


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 11.05.2011 KR 20110044072

(43)Date of publication of application:
04.06.2014 Bulletin 2014/23

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
12167753.8 / 2523424

(73)Proprietor: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Suwon-si Gyeonggi-do 443-742 (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • Park, Min Kyu
    443-742 Gyeonggi-do (KR)
  • Kim, June Seok
    443-742 Gyeonggi-do (KR)
  • Kwon, Joong Hun
    443-742 Gyeonggi-do (KR)
  • Kim, Kyu Sung
    443-742 Gyeonggi-do (KR)
  • Kim, Min Hyuk
    443-742 Gyeonggi-do (KR)
  • Seong, Jin Ha
    443-742 Gyeonggi-do (KR)

(74)Representative: HGF Limited 
Saviour House 9 St. Saviourgate
York YO1 8NQ
York YO1 8NQ (GB)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A2-2005/103874
US-B1- 7 181 511
US-A1- 2009 282 124
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION


    Field of the Invention



    [0001] The present invention relates to the field on networks and more particularly, although not exclusively, to a user interface capable of sharing data between network devices.

    Description of the Related



    [0002] With the development of digital technology and the applicability of digital technology to mobile communications, current mobile communication terminals, such as a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), electronic organizer, smart phone, tablet Personal Computer (PC), are capable of processing communication and private information. In addition, the currently available user devices (i.e., mobile terminals) have many different functions. For example, current mobile terminals may include functions or operations, such as a videophone call, an electronic organizer function, a document function, an e-mail function, and an Internet function in addition to initial simple voice call and short message service functions.

    [0003] In addition, the currently available user devices provide functions for sharing data. That is, user devices support data transmission/reception between them through a connection setting between the user devices to which a data sharing function is applied. For example, through a connection setting between a portable terminal and a television (TV), a dynamic image contained on the portable terminal (user device) may be output to and presented through the TV.

    [0004] As described above, various electronic devices may be connected through a wired or a wireless network to share data in a recent convergence environment. In order to share data using the user device in the foregoing environment (particularly a wired or wireless environment), a user performs a procedure of checking what are the currently connectable devices, selecting at least two connectable electronic devices, and setting a direction or an order where data is moved between the two connected electronic devices or the two electronic devices to be connected. Accordingly, the user device provides a user interface (Ul) for the user's convenience according the procedure for performing a data sharing function.

    [0005] However, a conventional user device provides a simple user interface of a structure that sequentially selects respective electronic devices for network connection from respective lists. For example, conventionally, a user interface is of a form providing a guide line according to a simple selection procedure. The user selects an electronic device of a transmission side from a list of transmission side electronic devices storing data, selects specific data from a sharing data list in the selected transmission side electronic device, and operates a data sharing function according to a procedure for selection of a reception side electronic device from a reception side electronic device for receiving the selected data.

    [0006] A related art can perform a more complicated procedure that selects a certain network electronic device by entering a menu that includes multiple depths (or layers), selects data for sharing, and selects a second network electronic device for connection to connect network electronic devices to each other. Because network electronic devices are sequentially selected by entering simple text or through a menu list, the connection structure between network electronic devices with which a user connects, the direction or order of moving the selected data, and the utility of a data sharing function is limited. That is, as only a connection scheme by entering a simple text and menu is supported a visible and intuitive user interface is not provided to the user that allows the user a more robust choice in selection of devices and/or the transfer of data and/or the network connection.

    [0007] WO 2005/103874 A2 describes a technique for modelling a user's online connectivity relationships with network accessible devices, services, people and data. The user may establish a data sharing relationship between entities graphically displayed in a World View Display System (WVDS) by connecting a representation of a cable from one entity to another. The data sharing relationship is indicated in the WVDS as a coloured cable.

    [0008] US 7181511 B1 describes a technique for using software objects to manage devices connected to a network in a vehicle.

    [0009] US 2009/282124 A1 describes a technique for sharing information between devices.

    SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION



    [0010] It is an aim of certain embodiments of the invention to solve, mitigate or obviate, at least partly, at least one of the problems and/or disadvantages associated with the prior art. Certain embodiments aim to provide at least one of the advantages described below.

    [0011] The present invention has been made in view of the above problems, and provides a method for sharing data between network electronic devices capable of implementing an optimal environment for supporting a data sharing function in a user device, and a user device supporting the same. The invention is defined by the claims.

    [0012] The present invention further provides a user interface capable of easily and intuitively recognizing a connection state between connectable network electronic devices for sharing data in a user device, a method for sharing data using the user interface, and a user device supporting the same.

    [0013] The present invention further provides a method for sharing data between network electronic devices that may implement an environment for supporting a data sharing function of a user device to improve convenience for the user, utilization of the user, and a competitive force (e.g. consumer desirability) of the user device, and a user device supporting the same.

    [0014] In accordance with an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method, operable in a controller, for sharing data between network electronic devices, the method comprising: searching for network electronic devices belonging to the same network as a user device, when an input for performing a data sharing function is sensed; classifying the searched network electronic devices into transmission side network electronic devices and reception side network electronic devices; allotting the searched network electronic devices to a first region of a display for receiving data and a second region of the display for transmitting the data, respectively; and configuring a user interface for a data sharing function based on the network electronic devices allotted to the first region of the display and the second region of the display; wherein the user interface comprises an item representing respective network electronic devices allotted to the first and second regions, and an object indicating a direction for moving data.

    [0015] In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a user device comprising: a communication module for supporting network connection according to a data sharing function; a display unit for displaying a user interface configured for an operation of the data sharing function; and a controller configured to: search for network electronic devices belonging to the same network as the user device, when an input for performing the data sharing function is sensed, classify the searched network electronic devices into transmission side network electronic devices and reception side network electronic devices, allot the searched network electronic devices to a first region of a display for receiving data and a second region of the display for transmitting the data, respectively, configure the user interface for the data sharing function based on the network electronic devices allotted to the first region of the display and the second region of the display, wherein the user interface comprises an item representing respective network electronic devices allotted to the first and second regions, and an object indicating a direction for moving data.

    [0016] A first exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method, operable in a controller, for sharing data between network electronic devices, the method comprising: searching for network electronic devices located at a periphery of a user device when an input for performing a data sharing function is sensed; classifying the searched network electronic devices into transmission side network electronic devices and reception side network electronic devices; allotting the searched network electronic devices to a first region for receiving data and a second region for transmitting the data, respectively; displaying the network electronic devices in each of the first and second regions; and configuring a user interface for a data sharing function based on the network electronic devices allotted to the first region and the second region.

    [0017] A second exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method according to the first embodiment, wherein allotting the searched network electronic devices comprises: allotting at least one transmission side network electronic device capable of transmitting data to the second region; and allotting at least one network electronic device capable of receiving and sharing the data to the first region.

    [0018] A third exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method according to the embodiment aspect, further comprising allotting the user device to the first region and the second region.

    [0019] A third exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method according to the second or third embodiments, wherein the user interface comprises an item representing respective network electronic devices allotted to the first and second regions, a space image for a background image, and a bitmap image indicating a direction for moving data.

    [0020] A fifth exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method according to the fourth embodiment, wherein configuring a user interface comprises: configuring the first region for a plurality of items corresponding to a reception side network electronic device, and the second region for a plurality of items corresponding to a transmission side network electronic device.

    [0021] A sixth exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method according to the fourth or fifth embodiments, wherein configuring a user interface comprises: configuring the first region for one item corresponding to a reception side network electronic device, the second region for one item corresponding to a transmission side network electronic device, and a navigation item for switching to another network electronic device in the first region and the second region.

    [0022] A seventh exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method according to the fourth, fifth or sixth embodiments, wherein configuring a user interface comprises: configuring the first region for at least one item corresponding to a reception side network electronic device, the second region for at least one item corresponding to a transmission network electronic device, and an item arrangement region for registering an item of a transmission side network electronic device of the second region and an item of a reception side network electronic device of the first region; wherein the item arrangement region comprises a reception item arrangement space for registering the item of the reception side network electronic device from the first region and a transmission item arrangement space for registering the item of the transmission side network electronic device from the second region.

    [0023] An eight exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method according to the seventh embodiment, further comprising: forming the reception item arrangement space according to the number of items moving from the first region to the item arrangement region; and forming the transmission item arrangement space according to the number of items moving from the second region to the item arrangement region.

    [0024] A ninth exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method according to any of the first to eight embodiments, wherein configuring a user interface comprises: configuring the user interface by a guide line according to a connection scheme determined by the user, wherein the configuration by the guide line comprises one item region for the searched network electronic devices and an item arrangement region for the guide line.

    [0025] A tenth exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method according to the ninth embodiment, wherein the item arrangement region comprises a transmission item arrangement space, a reception item arrangement space, and at least one bitmap image between the transmission item arrangement space and the reception item arrangement space indicating a transmission direction of data.

    [0026] An eleventh exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method according to any of the fourth to tenth embodiments, further comprising: selecting a reception side network electronic device for data sharing from the first region; selecting a transmission side network electronic device for data sharing from the second region; and sharing data according to an interaction for moving an item from a network electronic device of the second region to an item of a network electronic device of the first region.

    [0027] A twelfth exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method according to any of the second to eleventh embodiments, further comprising: checking a network connection state of a user device when an input is sensed to determine whether the user device connects with a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) based network; and controlling network connection when the user device does not connect with the network.

    [0028] A thirteenth exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a user device comprising: a communication module supporting network connection according to a data sharing function; a display unit displaying a user interface configured for an operation of the data sharing function; and a controller to: search for network electronic devices according to input for performing the data sharing function, configure the user interface for a data sharing function based on the searched network electronic devices, and control data sharing between transmission side and reception side network electronic devices according to an input using the user interface.

    [0029] A fourteenth exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a user device according to the thirteenth embodiment, wherein the user interface comprises: an item representing respective network electronic devices allotted to the first and second regions, a space image for a background, and a bitmap image indicating a moving direction of data.

    [0030] A fifteenth exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a user device according to the thirteenth or fourteenth embodiments, wherein the controller controls the user interface by a guide line in accordance with a connection scheme, the user interface comprises one item region for the searched network electronic devices, an item arrangement region for the guide line, and at least one bitmap image indicating a transmission direction of data, wherein the item arrangement region is divided into a transmission item arrangement space and a reception item arrangement space.

    [0031] Another exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method for sharing data between network electronic devices, including: searching network electronic devices located in a network connected to a user device when interaction input for performing a data sharing function is sensed; classifying the searched network electronic devices into transmission side network electronic devices and reception side network electronic devices; allotting searched network electronic devices for receiving data to a first region (e.g. a first region of a display or user interface) and allotting searched network electronic devices for transmitting the data to a second region (e.g. a second region of the display or user interface); displaying the devices in respective regions and configuring a user interface for a data sharing function based on the network electronic devices allotted to the first region and the second regions.

    [0032] Another exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a user device including: a controller for searching network electronic devices located in a network connected to a user device when interaction input for performing a data sharing function is sensed, classifying the searched network electronic devices into transmission side network electronic devices and reception side network electronic devices, and allotting searched network electronic devices for receiving data to a first region (e.g. a first region of a display or user interface) and allotting searched network electronic devices for transmitting the data to a second region (e.g. a second region of the display or user interface); and a display for displaying the devices in respective regions; wherein the user interface is configured for a data sharing function based on the network electronic devices allotted to the first region and the second regions.

    [0033] Another exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a user device including: a communication module for supporting network connection according to a data sharing function; a display unit for displaying a user interface configured for an operation of the data sharing function; and a controller for searching a network electronic device according to an input for performing the data sharing function, configuring the user interface for a data sharing function based on the searched network electronic devices, and controlling data sharing between transmission side and reception side network electronic devices according to interaction using the user interface.

    [0034] Another exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a computer program comprising instructions arranged, when executed, to implement a method, device and/or user interface in accordance with any one of the above-described embodiments. A further exemplary embodiment provides machine-readable storage storing such a program.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



    [0035] The above and other aspects, and features and advantages of certain exemplary embodiments and aspects of the present invention will be more apparent from the following detailed description in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:

    FIG. 1 is a view illustrating a schematic system for describing a data sharing environment according to an embodiment of the present invention;

    FIG. 2 is a block diagram schematically illustrating a configuration of a user device according to an embodiment of the present invention;

    FIGS. 3 to 6 are views illustrating a user interface supported when sharing data in a user device according to an embodiment of the present invention;

    FIGS. 7 to 9 are views illustrating another example of a user interface supported when sharing data according to an embodiment of the present invention;

    FIGS. 10 and 11 are views illustrating examples of an operation for a data sharing function according to an embodiment of the present invention;

    FIG. 12 is an example of a screen in which data sharing is executed when connecting network electronic devices according to an embodiment of the present invention; and

    FIG. 13 is a flowchart illustrating a method for operating a data sharing function in a user device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.


    DETAILED DESCRIPTION



    [0036] Exemplary embodiments of the present invention are described with reference to the accompanying drawings. The following description with reference to the accompanying drawings is provided to assist in a comprehensive understanding of exemplary embodiments of the invention as defined by the claims. It includes various specific details to assist in that understanding but these are to be regarded as merely exemplary. Accordingly, those of ordinary skill in the art will recognize that various changes and modifications of the embodiments described herein can be made without departing from the scope of the invention.

    [0037] The same reference numbers are used throughout the drawings to refer to the same or like parts. For the purposes of clarity and simplicity, detailed descriptions of well-known functions and structures incorporated herein may be omitted to avoid obscuring the subject matter of the present invention.

    [0038] The terms and words used in the following description and claims are not limited to the bibliographical meanings, but, are merely used by the inventor to enable a clear and consistent understanding of the invention. Accordingly, it should be apparent to those skilled in the art that the following description of exemplary embodiments of the present invention is provided for illustration purpose only and not for the purpose of limiting the invention as defined by the appended claims.

    [0039] It is to be understood that the singular forms "a," "an," and "the" include plural referents unless the context clearly dictates otherwise. Thus, for example, reference to "an object" includes reference to one or more of such objects.

    [0040] The present invention supports a data sharing environment capable of exchanging data between electronic devices (referred to 'network electronic devices') supporting at least one of wired communication and wireless communication for network connection through mutual connection. For example, in embodiments of the present invention, a user device may connect a network with a plurality of network electronic devices in a data sharing environment. Further, embodiments of the present invention may share data of a user device with at least one other network electronic device, share data of another network electronic device, and support sharing data of another network electronic device with another network electronic device through the user device.

    [0041] The present invention provides a user interface considering convenience and intuition for an operation for data sharing between a plurality of network electronic devices using the user device. In the present invention when performing a data sharing function, a visual item may be expressed, displayed or presented for respective network electronic devices connected through a given network. For example, an item of a two-dimensional or a three-dimensional image form, such as an icon or other graphic, representing an electronic device may be provided. Further, the network electronic devices may be divided into an available network device as a transmission side transmitting data (referred to as 'transmission side electronic device'), and an available network device as a reception side receiving data (referred to as 'reception side electronic device'). The transmission and reception side electronic devices may be expressed, displayed or presented in or through at least two separated regions of the user interface. In a state in which the transmission side electronic device and the reception side electronic device are selected, network connection between corresponding electronic devices are automatically set to support data sharing according to a user interaction.

    [0042] Accordingly, a configuration of a user device and an operation control method thereof according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings. However, a configuration of a user device and a control method according to an embodiment of the present invention are not limited to following the contents, but are applicable to various embodiments based on the following exemplary embodiments.

    [0043] FIG. 1 is a view illustrating a schematic system for describing a data sharing environment according to an embodiment of the present invention.

    [0044] Referring to FIG. 1, a system of data sharing of the present invention includes a plurality of network electronic devices 110, 120, 130, and 140 and a network 150 for connecting the illustrated devices according to a communication scheme among the illustrated network electronic devices 110, 120, 130, and 140.

    [0045] In an embodiment of the present invention, the network electronic devices 110, 120, 130, and 140 may include various information and communication devices, multi-media devices, display devices, and application devices thereof connected to a given network 150 and for supporting a data sharing function. For example, the network electronic device includes electronic devices, such as Personal Computer (PC), Smart Phone, Portable Multimedia Player (PMP), digital broadcasting player, music player, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), Digital Camera, portable game terminal, Television (TV), Monitor, Desktop computer, laptop computer, Large Format Display (LFD), Digital Signage (DS), media pole as well as mobile communication terminals operating based on respective communication protocols corresponding to various communication systems.

    [0046] In an embodiment of the present invention, the network 150 is representatively implemented based on Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) by way of example. The DLNA indicates a protocol capable of freely sharing data such as music, still images, or dynamic images between various network electronic devices through a network 150. Network electronic devices supporting the DLNA may share mutual data through the network 150.

    [0047] Meanwhile, in an embodiment of the present invention, a data sharing function indicates a function capable of sharing data with other network electronic devices by wireless connection anytime and anywhere using a user device, or controlling wireless connection between other network electronic devices to share data Accordingly, the user may share, play, or store data stored in a network electronic device to which a data sharing function is applied. For example, the user transmits dynamic image data stored in the user device through a TV wireless network connection to enable playback and output by a TV.

    [0048] In the meantime, a user device according to the present invention provides a user interface for convenience and intuition according to a data sharing function. The user interface according to the present invention may include a first region indicating a source network electronic device (namely, transmission side network electronic device) having data to be shared, a second region indicating a target network electronic device (namely, reception side network electronic device) receiving the shared data, and an indicator (e.g., a bitmap) indicating a direction in which data is transmitted. In particular, the first region and the second region of the present invention may express three-dimensional images capable of identifying various network electronic devices searched in the user device. The network electronic devices arranged in the first region and the second region may perform navigation according to a user interaction. A detailed configuration of a user interface of the present invention will be described.

    [0049] In an embodiment of the present invention, music files stored in a laptop computer or a desktop computer may be played and output without storing them in the user device. A still image or a dynamic image stored in the user device may be directly played and output through a network connected TV without separate connection procedure such as TV-OUT in the user device. A dynamic image of a network connected laptop computer in the user device is forwarded to a network connected TV to be played and output.

    [0050] FIG. 2 is a block diagram schematically illustrating a configuration of a user device according to an embodiment of the present invention.

    [0051] Referring to FIG. 2, a user device of the present invention includes a communication module 120, a display unit 230, a memory 250, and a controller 270. Although the user device may include an audio processor with a microphone and a speaker, a digital broadcasting module for receiving and playing digital broadcasting (e.g., Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) or Digital Video Broadcasting(DVB)), a camera module for photographing still images and dynamic images of a subject, at least one near distance communication module for supporting a communication function based on near distance wireless communication (e.g., BLUETOOTH communication), Infrared Data Association (IrDA) communication, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) communication, and Near Field Communication (NFC), a description and drawings thereof are omitted as these features and functions are well-known in the art and their description, herein, may obscure the invention claimed.

    [0052] The communication module 210 is a module for supporting network communication based on DLNA, for example. In particular, the communication module 210 supports network connection with another network electronic device by wired or wireless communication. Accordingly, data transmission and reception according to data sharing may be performed. In an embodiment of the present invention, the communication module 210 transmits and receives data by wired communication or wireless communication with other network electronic devices through an Access Point (AP)(not shown) of a network 150 (see Fig. 1).

    [0053] The display unit 230 may display an operational state of the user device and data associated with performing operation thereof. For example, the display unit 230 may express an execution screen of applications supported from a user device. For example, the execution screen may represent screens such as home screen of the user device, a message function, a search function, a communication function, an electronic book (e-book) function, a still image/dynamic image playback function, a moving broadcasting playback function, a music playback function, a game function, etc. In the embodiment of the present invention, the display unit 230 may provide a user interface (Ul) for convenience and intuition according to network connection between network electronic devices during an operation of a data sharing function. In particular, the display unit 230 may separately express network electronic devices as one of a transmission side electronic device and a reception side electronic device through at least two different regions during execution of a data sharing function of the user device. An example of a screen according to a user interface provided for an operation of a data sharing function from the display unit 230 will be described below.

    [0054] Further, in an embodiment of the present invention, a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), or similar type display device, may be generally used as the display unit 230. However, other display devices such as Light Emitting Diode (LED), Organic LED (OLED), or Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) may be used. Further, when the display unit 230 displays an execution screen (e.g., provision screen of network electronic devices according to execution of a data sharing function), it may provide a landscape mode or a transverse mode according to a rotation direction (output orientation) of the user device. The display unit may include an interface supporting touch based input. For example, the display unit 230 may support a touch based on user interaction input by a touch screen arrangement and create and transfer an input signal according to the user interaction to the controller 270.

    [0055] The memory 250 stores various programs and data executed and processed in the user device, and may be configured by at least one nonvolatile memory (not shown) and a volatile memory (not shown). In the present invention, the nonvolatile memory may become a Read Only Memory (ROM), or flash memory, and the volatile memory may become Random Access Memory (RAM). Further, the memory 250 may continuously or temporarily store an operating system of the user device, programs and data associated with a display control operation of the display unit 230, programs and data associated with an input control operation using the display unit 230, and programs and data associated with a data sharing function control operation of the user device.

    [0056] Further, the memory 250 may store music files, dynamic image files, still image files, and document files. Moreover, the memory 250 may store a plurality of imaged items to intuitively separate various network electronic devices. Further, the memory 250 may store various setting information for a data sharing function operation of the present invention. In the present invention, the setting information may have information with respect to supporting the landscape mode or the transverse mode of a screen (e.g., user interface) according to a data sharing function displayed on the display unit 230.

    [0057] The controller 270 controls an overall operation of the user device. In particular, the controller 270 may control an operation associated with a data sharing function operation of the present invention. For example, the controller 270 controls execution of a data sharing application, and controls a search of peripheral network electronic devices performed through the communication module 210 during execution of the data sharing application. Further, the controller 270 allots at least one network electronic device capable of transmitting data among searched network electronic devices to a first region, allots at least one network electronic device capable of receiving and outputting data to a second region, and arranges a two or three-dimensional item indicating respective network electronic devices allotted to the first region and the second region to control a configuration of the user interface.

    [0058] Further, the controller 270 selects a source network electronic device for data sharing in the first region, determines a target network electronic device for data sharing in the second region, and controls data sharing according to the user interface, for example by moving data from a source network electronic device of the first region to a target network electronic device of the second region.

    [0059] A detailed control operation of the controller 270 will be described in an example of an operation of the user device and a control method thereof with reference to following drawings.

    [0060] Further, the controller 270 may control various operations associated with a general function of the user device as well as the foregoing function. Further, during execution of a certain application, the controller 270 may control operation of the certain application and corresponding screen display. Further, the controller 270 receives an input signal corresponding to various input schemes supported from a touch based input interface (e.g., a touch screen of display unit 230; a key input from a keyboard or keypad, not shown in the figures) and controls a function operation according thereto. Further, the controller 270 may control transmission and reception of various data based on wired communication or wireless communication.

    [0061] FIGS. 3 to 6 are views illustrating an exemplary user interface supported when sharing data in a user device according to an embodiment of the present invention.

    [0062] A screen configuration of the user interface, as illustrated in FIGS. 3 to 6, may be expressed by a type of a user device, a size of the display unit, and a user setting scheme.

    [0063] As illustrated in FIGS. 3 to 6, a user interface of the present invention provides space images 300, 400, 500, and 600, respectively, wherein at least two items corresponding to network electronic devices may be provided on the space images 300, 400, 500, and 600 through corresponding divided regions. In this case, respective items provided through at least two regions may be in the form of a two or three-dimensional still image or dynamic image indicating forms of respective electronic devices. The items may be expressed in the form of augmented reality by a combination of the space images 300, 400, 500, 600 and the two or three-dimensional image. That is, in the user interface supported by the present invention, a direction with respect to a direction of moving data may be visibly expressed through animation. A transmission side network electronic device and a reception network electronic device may be expressed using an image being a symbol of the network electronic device. In the present invention, at least two regions may include first regions 310, 410, 510, 610 indicating a reception side electronic device for receiving data, and second regions 330, 430, 530, or 630 indicating a transmission side electronic device being a subject transmitting data by the data sharing function.

    [0064] At least one item corresponding to a reception side electronic device is assigned to the first regions 310, 410, 510, and 610, and at least one item corresponding to a transmission side electronic device is assigned to the second regions 330, 430, 530, 630. In cases of FIG. 3, FIG. 4, and FIG. 6, a plurality of items with respect to a plurality of network electronic devices are provided to the first region 310, 410, and 610, and a plurality of items are provided to the second regions 330, 430, and 630. In a case of FIG. 5, one item with respect to one receiving network electronic device is provided to the first regions 510, and one item with respect to one transmitting network electronic device is provided to the second regions 530.

    [0065] In an embodiment of the present invention, as shown in FIGS. 3 to 5, bitmap images 320, 420 and 520 indicating a direction between items of the first regions 310, 410, and 510 and items of the second regions 330, 430, 530 may be expressed. The bit map images 320, 420, 520 may be items for illustrating a transmission direction, order, and configuration of data between the transmission side network electronic device and the reception side network electronic device.

    [0066] In an embodiment of the present invention, as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, in a scheme for providing a plurality of items to the first regions 310 and 410 and the second regions 330 and 430, they may be provided in a floating pattern wherein an enlarged item is located at a center part of each region to easily identify a currently selected network electronic device. In a case of FIG. 3, network electronic devices having the same attribute (e.g., attribute according to separation of a transmission side and a reception side) are horizontally arranged according to their roles to control a wheel-based scroll, and the connected network electronic devices may be vertically arranged. Further, in a case of FIG. 4, network electronic devices having the same attribute are vertically arranged in respective regions 410 and 430 to control scrolling, and the connected network electronic devices are horizontally arranged.

    [0067] In an embodiment of the present invention, as shown in FIG. 5, when one item is provided to the first region 510 and the second region 530, provided is a navigation item 550 (directional arrows horizontally positioned) indicating that additional network electronic devices are arranged right and left to provide a navigation item 550. Accordingly, the user may change an item through input of interaction in a navigation item 550 in the first region 510 or gesture input in the second region 530, slide, flick, drag and drop.

    [0068] Moreover, in an embodiment of the present invention, the user may optionally connect at least two network electronic devices in a 1:1, 1:N, N:N, or N:1 configuration to share data. Accordingly, for convenience for the user, as shown in FIG. 6, except for the first region 610 and the second region 630, an item arrangement region 650 in which an item of a transmission side network electronic device and an item of a reception side network electronic device are arranged may additionally be provided. The item arrangement region 650 may be divided into a reception item arrangement space 670 registering items of a plurality of reception side network electronic devices and a transmission item arrangement space 690 registering an item of a transmission network electronic device. A bitmap image 680 having a direction as illustrated previously may be provided between the reception item arrangement space 670 and the transmission item arrangement space 690. In the present invention, the transmission item arrangement space 670 and the reception item arrangement space 690 may be divided according to whether a registered item is an item of the first region 610 or an item for a second region 630.

    [0069] Accordingly, when the user inputs interaction operations (e.g., gesture such as flick, drag & drop) moving a first item with respect to at least one network electronic devices to the item arrangement region 650 in the first region, a reception item arrangement space 670 may be formed according to the number of at least one first item. Further, when the user inputs an interaction (an input) operation moving a second item with respect to at least one network electronic device to the item arrangement region 650 from region 630, a transmission item arrangement space 690 may be formed according to the number of at least one second item. For example, for the purposes of describing the invention claimed, a configuration of one transmission side network electronic device and three reception side network electronic devices are available in the network. That is, in this case, the user connects network electronic devices in a 1:3 scheme to operation a data sharing function. Accordingly, the user may move three items with respect to three network electronic devices determined in the first region 610 to the item arrangement region 650. Three reception item arrangement spaces may be activated in the item arrangement region 650 to express corresponding items. Further, the user may move one item with respect to one network electronic device determined in the second region 630 to the item arrangement region 650. Accordingly, one transmission item arrangement space 690 may be activated in the item arrangement region 650 to express a corresponding item.

    [0070] FIG. 6 shows a case where a plurality of items is provided in each of the first region 610 and the second region 630. However, in a case of a scheme as shown in FIG. 6, one item and one navigation item may be expressed in the first region 610 and the second region 630.

    [0071] In addition, an embodiment of the present invention may provide a guide line corresponding to 1:1, 1:N, N:N, or N:1, and may provide items with respect to network connectable, namely searched network electronic devices without separation of the first region and the second region. The guide line may comprise two or more displayed regions or positions in which items indicating searched network electronic devices may be placed, and items indicating directions representing directions of data transmission between network electronic devices. In this case, the user may register an item for transmission and an item for reception in a registered region of items according to the selected guide line to configure network connection of network electronic devices. This embodiment will be illustrated in FIGS. 7 to 9.

    [0072] FIGS. 7 to 9 are views illustrating another example of a user interface in accordance with the principles of the invention, for sharing data in a user device.

    [0073] FIG. 7 illustrates a case where a guide line for network connection in a 1:1 scheme is provided. FIGS. 8 and 9 illustrate cases where a guide line for network connection in a 1: N scheme.

    [0074] As shown in FIGS. 7 to 9, a user interface of the user may provide a guide line according to one of a 1:1 scheme, a 1:N scheme, an N:N scheme, or an N:1 scheme. In the present invention, the guide line may be divided into transmission item arrangement spaces 730, 830, and 930 and reception item arrangement spaces 710, 810, and 910 as an item arrangement region as illustrated previously. Further, at least one bitmap image 750, 850, and 950 indicating a direction may be provided between transmission item arrangement spaces 730, 830, and 930 and the reception item arrangement spaces 710, 810, and 910. Further, as shown in FIGS. 7 to 9, items with respect to network electronic devices searched for network connections may be provided through one item region 700 without separation of a region for a transmission side electronic device and a region for a reception side electronic device.

    [0075] FIG. 7 illustrates a case where a guide line in a 1:1 relationship for establishing a direct connection between a transmission side device 730 and a receiving side device 710.

    [0076] Referring to FIG. 7, the user registers a transmission side item in a transmission item arrangement space 730 according to the guide line in a 1:1 scheme, and registers a reception side item in a reception item arrangement space 710 to configure a network connection. For example, the user may select an item of a transmission side network electronic device for data sharing from an item region 700 to which items indicating searched network electronic devices are provided. The user may input an interaction (e.g., drag and drop gesture) to designate a selected transmission item in space 730. Accordingly, the transmission item arrangement space 730 may be activated to illustrate the corresponding selected item. Further, the user may select a reception side network electronic device for data sharing from the item region 700. Similarly, the user may input an interaction to move the selected item to the reception item arrangement space 710. Accordingly, the reception item arrangement space 710 may be activated to illustrate the corresponding selected item. In this case, as shown in FIG. 7, a bitmap image 750 illustrates a transmission direction from a transmission side item to a reception side item. That is, the bitmap image 750 may show the direction of transmission between the transmission item arrangement space 730 and the reception item arrangement space 710.

    [0077] FIG. 8 illustrates a case where a guide line in 1:2 as the user selects a 1:2 scheme. FIG. 9 illustrates a case where a guide line in 1:4 as the user selects a 1:4 scheme.

    [0078] Referring to FIGS. 8 and 9, the user registers one transmission side item in transmission item arrangement spaces 830 and 930, respectively, and registers a plurality of reception side items in the reception item arrangement spaces 810 and 910, respectively, according to a procedure as illustrated in a description with reference to FIG. 7. In this case, referring to FIGS. 8 and 9, a plurality of bitmap images 850 and 950 illustrate a transmission direction to respective reception side items from a transmission side item according to the number of reception side items. That is, the bitmap images 850 and 950 may be expressed for the transmission item arrangement spaces 830 and 930 and the reception item arrangement spaces 810 and 910, respectively.

    [0079] Although not shown in FIGS. 7 to 9, a space image may be provided based on a real space as illustrated previously as a background. In this case, the guide line illustrated in FIGS. 7 to 9 may be expressed on the space image.

    [0080] FIGS. 10 and 11 illustrate processing flow examples for a data sharing function in a user device according to an embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 12 is an example of a screen in which data sharing is executed when connecting network electronic devices according to an embodiment of the present invention.

    [0081] FIG. 10 illustrates an example of operating a data sharing function when certain data is selected after execution of a data sharing function. First, the user performs a data sharing function using a user device (1001). For example, the user may operate the user device to control execution of a data sharing application. Then, the user device performs a data sharing function in response to a performing request from the user, and may search peripheral network electronic devices while performing a function associated with the user request (1003).

    [0082] Next, the user device may divide attributes of a searched network electronic device into a transmission side network electronic device and a reception side network electronic device, arrange and display the transmission side electronic devices and the reception side network electronic devices in different regions (e.g., first and second regions) (1005). In this case, the items arranged and displayed in the first region and in the second region may be illustrated as a two or three-dimensional image separated according to types of respective searched network electronic devices. For example, the item may be provided as a two or three-dimensional image capable of expressing a corresponding device type according to a type of notebook, smart phone, or TV. An example of a three-dimensional representation of items was presented in FIGS. 3 to 6.

    [0083] Subsequently, the user may select and determine a transmission side network electronic device having data to be shared and a reception side network electronic device for transmitting and sharing data based on an item corresponding to respective network electronic devices expressed on the first and second regions (1007). For example, the user device may be selected as both the transmission side network electronic device and the reception side network electronic device. That is, the user may share with another network electronic device data of the user device or data of another network electronic device with the user device. The user may alternatively select the transmission side network electronic device and the reception side network electronic device to be any other network electronic devices except for the user device. That is, the user may share data of a first network electronic device with a second network electronic device; the first and second devices not being the user device.

    [0084] Next, the user may input an interaction for data sharing based on the previously selected network electronic devices (1009). For example, the user may input an interaction (e.g., gesture such as flick or drag and drop) moving a transmission side item to a reception side item in a given example of the user interface as illustrated in FIG. 3. Then, the user device may internally control network connection between a network electronic device of a transmission item and a network electronic device of a reception side item. Although it is assumed that the network connection is achieved based on DLNA, it may be achieved using other types of network scheme (e.g., Bluetooth communication scheme, Wi-Fi direct communication scheme) supported from respective network electronic devices.

    [0085] Subsequently, the user device may display a data list associated with sharing data in response to the interaction (1011). In this case, the sharing data may become data of a network electronic device selected as the transmission side item. If the network electronic device selected as the transmission side item is the user device, the data may be data stored in the user device. When a network electronic device selected as the transmission side item is another network electronic device connected to the user device, the data may be data stored in the another network electronic device.

    [0086] Then, the user may select certain data to be shared from the data list provided (1013). Then, the user device may control sharing of the selected certain data in response to data selection of the user (1015). That is, the user device may transmit the selected data to a network electronic device corresponding to a network connected reception side item in order to share the selected certain data. In this case, the data sharing may be achieved by playing the data (e.g., dynamic image, still image, music file) through a reception side network electronic device or by storing the data in the reception side network.

    [0087] An example of a screen provided to the user device according to data sharing is illustrated in FIG. 12. As shown in FIG. 12, an item 1210 representing the transmission side network electronic device (i.e., Galaxy Tab) and an item 1230 representing the reception side network electronic device (i.e., a television) may be expressed in an image of augmented reality form. Further, additional information 1250 associated with data sharing according to network connection between the transmission side network electronic device and the reception side network electronic device may be provided. In the present invention, the additional information may be expressed as at least one item representing a thumbnail of transmitted data, and advancing a degree of data sharing according to data sharing procedure.

    [0088] Referring to FIG. 11, FIG. 11 illustrates an example of a procedure for a data sharing function when certain data to be shared is firstly selected. First, the user may select certain data for data sharing among data previously stored in a user device (1201). Next, the user may perform a data sharing function for sharing the selected data (1203). Then, the user device may perform the data sharing function in response a request of the user and search network electronic devices in response to the data sharing function request (1205). The network electronic devices may include peripheral network electronic devices (e.g. devices that are in the same network as the user device), or other network electronic devices that are accessible by the user device via one or more networks.

    [0089] Next, the user device may divide attributes of searched network electronic devices into transmission side network electronic devices and reception side network electronic devices, arrange and display the devices in different regions (e.g., first and second regions) (1207), as previously described

    [0090] In this case, the items arranged and displayed in the first region and in the second region may be expressed as a three-dimensional images according to types of respective searched network electronic devices. FIG. 12 illustrates an example of a case for sharing data stored in the user device. Accordingly, an item representing the user device may be automatically allotted to a second region in which the transmission side network electronic devices are arranged.

    [0091] Returning to Fig. 11, the user may select a reception side network electronic device as a subject for sharing the selected certain data from the user device based on respective electronic devices expressed in the first region (1209).

    [0092] Next, the user may input an interaction for data sharing between the user device and a reception side network electronic device (1211). For example, the user may input gesture such as flick or drag and drop to move a transmission side item (namely, item representing the user device) to a reception side item as an example of the user interface illustrated in FIG. 3. Then, the user device may internally control network connection between the user device and a network electronic device of a reception side item. Although it is assumed that the network connection is achieved based on a DLNA connection, the network connection may is achieved using any of a plurality of network schemes (e.g., Bluetooth communication scheme, Wi-Fi direct communication scheme) supported by the user device and the selected network electronic device.

    [0093] Then, the user device may control the sharing of a corresponding data in response to data selection of the user (1213). That is, the user device may transmit the certain data to a network electronic device corresponding to a network connected reception side item to share the data. In this case, the data sharing may be achieved by playing the certain data (e.g., dynamic image, still image, music file) through a reception side network electronic device or by storing the data in the reception side network. An example of a screen provided to the user device according to data sharing is illustrated in FIG. 12.

    [0094] Although not shown and illustrated in FIG. 11, when a data sharing function is performed after sharing data are selected, provided is an item instructing a direction of data to be shared between the transmission side item and the reception side item (see FIG. 3).

    [0095] FIG. 13 illustrates an exemplary flowchart for performing a data sharing function according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

    [0096] Referring to FIG. 13, an interaction input for performing a data sharing function is sensed (1301), a controller 270 may check a network connection state of a user device (1303). For example, the controller 270 may check whether the user device connects with a DLNA based network (or other type network connection as previously discussed) through a communication module 210.

    [0097] Next, when the user device connects with a network (YES of step 1303), the controller 270 goes to step 1307. When the user device does not connect with the network (NO of step 1303), the controller 270 may control network connection (1305).

    [0098] Subsequently, the controller 270 (Fig. 2) may search network devices near to, or peripheral to, the user device (1307). For example, the controller 270 may search other network electronic devices connecting with the network.

    [0099] Next, the controller 270 may separate the searched network electronic devices into transmission side network electronic devices and reception side network electronic devices (1309). Further, the controller 270 may allot the network electronic devices by attributes to different regions (e.g., first region and second region) (1311). For example, the controller 270 may allot at least one network electronic device capable of transmitting data among searched network electronic devices to the first region, and allot at least one network electronic device capable of receiving and sharing (playing or storing) data to the second region. In this case, the controller 270 may automatically allot the user device to first region and the second region. That is, the user device may be both a transmission device and a receiving device.

    [0100] Next, the controller 270 may configure and display a user interface (1313). For example, the controller 270 configures a user interface as illustrated in FIGS. 3 to 6 expressed in the augmented reality using a space image based on an item representing respective network electronic devices allotted to the first and second regions and a bitmap image illustrating a moving direction of data. The bitmap is then displayed on the display unit 230.

    [0101] Subsequently, the controller 270 may provide a user interface for execution of the data sharing function, and control an overall operation according to data sharing between network electronic devices according to user operation using the user interface. For example, the controller 270 may select a reception side network electronic device for data sharing in a first region according to the user operation and select a transmission side network electronic device for data sharing in the second region. Further, the controller 270 may control an operation associated with data transmission according to user interaction for moving data with respect to a network electronic device of the second region (transmission region) to an item with respect to a network electronic device of the first region (reception region).

    [0102] It will be appreciated that embodiments of the present invention can be realized in the form of hardware, software or a combination of hardware and software. For example, a method for sharing data between network electronic devices according to an embodiment of the present invention as described above may be implemented in an executable program command form by various computer means and be recorded in a volatile or non-volatile computer readable recording medium. In this case, the computer readable recording medium may include a program command, a data file, and a data structure individually or a combination thereof. Further, the program command recorded in a recording medium may be specially designed or configured for the present invention or be known to a person having ordinary skill in a computer software field to be used.

    [0103] The computer readable recording medium includes Magnetic Media such as hard disk, floppy disk, or magnetic tape, Optical Media such as Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) or Digital Versatile Disc (DVD), Magneto-Optical Media such as floptical disk, and a hardware device such as ROM, RAM, or flash memory for storing executable program commands. Further, the program command may include a machine language code created by a complier and a high-level language code executable by a computer using an interpreter. The foregoing hardware device may be configured to be operated as at least one software module to perform an operation of the present invention, and vice versa.

    [0104] It will be appreciated that the storage devices and storage media are embodiments of machine-readable storage that are suitable for storing a program or programs comprising instructions that, when executed, implement embodiments of the present invention. Accordingly, embodiments provide a program comprising code for implementing a device, user interface, or a method as claimed in any one of the claims of this specification and a machine-readable storage storing such a program. Still further, such programs may be conveyed electronically via any medium such as a communication signal carried over a wired or wireless connection and embodiments suitably encompass the same.

    [0105] As illustrated previously, a method for sharing data between network electronics and an apparatus may provide convenience and intuition of an operation of a data sharing function according to network connection between network electronic devices. In embodiments of the present invention, a user interface may be divided into a first region for displaying a transmission side network electronic device aiming at data sharing and a second region for displaying a reception side network electronic device being a connection target for data sharing.

    [0106] Additionally, the controller 270 (Fig. 2) can be implemented in programmable hardware, firmware or as software or computer code, executed by a computer or processor, that can be stored in a recording medium such as a CD ROM, an RAM, a floppy disk, a hard disk, or a magneto-optical disk or computer code downloaded over a network originally stored on a remote recording medium or a non-transitory machine readable medium and to be stored on a local recording medium, so that the methods described herein can be rendered in such software that is stored on the recording medium using a general purpose computer, or a special processor or in programmable or dedicated hardware, such as an ASIC or FPGA. As would be understood in the art, the controller or the programmable hardware may include memory components, e.g., RAM, ROM, Flash, etc. that may store or receive software or computer code that when accessed and executed by the computer, processor or hardware implements the processing methods described herein. In addition, it would be recognized that when a general purpose computer accesses code for implementing the processing shown herein, the execution of the code transforms the general purpose computer into a special purpose computer for executing the processing shown herein.

    [0107] The present invention intuitively expresses respective network electronic devices in the first region and the second region through a three-dimensional item, and support a user interface composed of items indicating a data transmission direction, order, and data advancing state between network electronic devices of the first and second regions. By supporting the user interface, a data sharing function by connection between the network electronic devices may be easily and intuitively operated in the user device.

    [0108] In the present invention, the user may support more intuitive and comprehensive user environment in a wide use environment (e.g., dynamic image streaming, data transmission between network electronic devices, data sharing setting between a plurality network electronic devices). The data sharing function of the present invention may be implemented in various types of user devices and various network devices corresponding thereto. As illustrated previously, in the present invention, an optimal environment for supporting data sharing function between network electronic devices in a user device. Accordingly, the present invention may improve convenience for the user concerning a data sharing function in the user device and contribute to improvements in utilization and competitive force of the user device.

    [0109] Throughout the description and claims of this specification, the words "comprise" and "contain" and variations of the words, for example "comprising" and "comprises", means "including but not limited to", and is not intended to (and does not) exclude other moieties, additives, components, integers or steps.

    [0110] Throughout the description and claims of this specification, the singular encompasses the plural unless the context otherwise requires. In particular, where the indefinite article is used, the specification is to be understood as contemplating plurality as well as singularity, unless the context requires otherwise.

    [0111] Features, integers, characteristics, compounds, chemical moieties or groups described in conjunction with a particular aspect, embodiment or example of the invention are to be understood to be applicable to any other aspect, embodiment or example described herein unless incompatible therewith.

    [0112] It will be also be appreciated that, throughout the description and claims of this specification, language in the general form of "X for Y" (where Y is some action, activity or step and X is some means for carrying out that action, activity or step) encompasses means X adapted or arranged specifically, but not exclusively, to do Y.

    [0113] Although exemplary embodiments of the present invention have been described in detail hereinabove, it should be clearly understood that many variations and modifications of the inventive concepts herein taught which may appear to those skilled in the present art will still fall within the scope of the present invention, as defined in the appended claims.


    Claims

    1. A method, operable in a controller (270), for sharing data between network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140), the method comprising:

    searching (1307) for network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140) belonging to the same network (150) as a user device, when an input for performing a data sharing function is sensed (1301);

    classifying (1307) the searched network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140) into transmission side network electronic devices and reception side network electronic devices;

    allotting (1311) the searched network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140) to a first region (610) of a display (600) for receiving data and a second region (630) of the display (600) for transmitting the data, respectively; and

    configuring (1313) a user interface for a data sharing function based on the network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140) allotted to the first region (610) of the display (600) and the second region (630) of the display (600),

    wherein the user interface comprises:

    an item representing respective network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140) allotted to the first (610) and second (630) regions, and an object (680) indicating a direction for moving data; and

    a reception item arrangement space (670) and a transmission item arrangement space (690), and

    wherein the method further comprises:

    in response to user input interaction operations, moving items representing a plurality of selected reception side electronic devices from the first region (610) of the display (600) to the reception item arrangement space (670), and moving items representing a plurality of selected transmission side electronic devices from the second region (630) of the display (600) to the transmission item arrangement space (690); and

    controlling data sharing according to the user interface by controlling moving of data from the plurality of selected transmission side electronic devices to the plurality of selected reception side electronic devices.


     
    2. The method of claim 1, further comprising allotting the user device (110, 120, 130, 140) to the first region (610) and the second region (630).
     
    3. The method of claim 1 or 2, wherein configuring (1313) a user interface comprises:
    configuring the first region (610) for a plurality of items corresponding to a reception side network electronic device, and the second region (630) for a plurality of items corresponding to a transmission side network electronic device.
     
    4. The method of claim 1, 2 or 3, wherein configuring (1313) a user interface comprises:
    configuring the first region (510) for one item corresponding to a reception side network electronic device, the second region (530) for one item corresponding to a transmission side network electronic device, and a navigation item (550) for switching to another network electronic device in the first region (510) and the second region (530).
     
    5. The method of claim 1, 2, 3 or 4, wherein configuring (1313) a user interface comprises:

    configuring the first region (610) for at least one item corresponding to a reception side network electronic device, the second region (630) for at least one item corresponding to a transmission network electronic device, and an item arrangement region (650) for registering an item of a transmission side network electronic device of the second region (630) and an item of a reception side network electronic device of the first region (610);

    wherein the item arrangement region (650) comprises the reception item arrangement space (670) for registering the item of the reception side network electronic device from the first region (610) and the transmission item arrangement space (690) for registering the item of the transmission side network electronic device from the second region (630).


     
    6. The method of claim 5, further comprising:
    forming the reception item arrangement space (670) according to the number of items moving from the first region (610) to the item arrangement region (650); and forming the transmission item arrangement space (690) according to the number of items moving from the second region (630) to the item arrangement region (650).
     
    7. The method of any preceding claim, wherein configuring (1313) a user interface comprises:
    configuring the user interface by a guide line according to a connection scheme determined by the user, wherein the configuration by the guide line comprises one item region for the searched network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140) and an item arrangement region (650) for the guide line.
     
    8. The method of claim 7, wherein the item arrangement region (650) comprises a transmission item arrangement space (690, 730, 830, 930), a reception item arrangement space (670, 710, 810, 910), and at least one object (680, 750, 850, 950) between the transmission item arrangement space (690, 730, 830, 930) and the reception item arrangement space (670, 710, 810, 910) indicating a transmission direction of data.
     
    9. The method of any preceding claim, further comprising:

    selecting a reception side network electronic device for data sharing from the first region;

    selecting a transmission side network electronic device for data sharing from the second region; and

    sharing data according to an interaction for moving an item from a network electronic device of the second region to an item of a network electronic device of the first region.


     
    10. The method of any preceding claim when dependent on claim 2, further comprising:

    checking a network connection state of a user device (110, 120, 130, 140) when an input is sensed to determine whether the user device (110, 120, 130, 140) connects with a Digital Living Network Alliance, DLNA, based network (150); and

    controlling network connection when the user device (110, 120, 130, 140) does not connect with the network (150).


     
    11. A user device comprising:

    a communication module (210) for supporting network connection according to a data sharing function;

    a display unit (230) for displaying a user interface configured for an operation of the data sharing function; and

    a controller (270) configured to:

    search for network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140) belonging to the same network (150) as the user device (110, 120, 130, 140), when an input for performing the data sharing function is sensed, classify the searched network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140) into transmission side network electronic devices and reception side network electronic devices,

    allot the searched network electronic devices to a first region (610) of a display (600) for receiving data and a second region (630) of the display (600) for transmitting the data, respectively,

    configure the user interface for the data sharing function based on the network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140) allotted to the first region (610) of the display (600) and the second region (630) of the display (600),

    wherein the user interface comprises:

    an item representing respective network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140) allotted to the first (610) and second (630) regions, and an object (680) indicating a direction for moving data; and

    a reception item arrangement space (670) and a transmission item arrangement space (690), and

    wherein the controller (270) is further configured to:

    in response to user input interaction operations, move items representing a plurality of selected reception side electronic devices from the first region (610) of the display (600) to the reception item arrangement space (670), and move items representing a plurality of selected transmission side electronic devices from the second region (630) of the display (600) to the transmission item arrangement space (690); and

    control data sharing according to the user interface by controlling moving of data from the plurality of selected transmission side electronic devices to the plurality of selected reception side electronic devices.


     
    12. The user device of claim 11, wherein the controller (270) is configured to control data sharing between transmission side and reception side network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140), by moving data from a source network electronic device of the second region (630) to a target network electronic device of the first region (610), according to an input using the user interface.
     
    13. The user device of claim 11 or 12, wherein the controller (270) is configured to control the user interface by a guide line in accordance with a connection scheme, the user interface comprises one item region for the searched network electronic devices (110, 120, 130, 140), an item arrangement region (650) for the guide line, and at least one object (680) indicating a transmission direction of data, wherein the item arrangement region (650) is divided into a transmission item arrangement space (690) and a reception item arrangement space (670).
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Verfahren, durchführbar in einem Controller (270), zum gemeinsamen Nutzen von Daten zwischen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140), wobei das Verfahren aufweist:

    ein Suchen (1307) nach elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140), die als eine Benutzereinheit zu demselben Netzwerk (150) gehören, wenn eine Eingabe zum Ausführen einer Funktion zur gemeinsamen Datennutzung erfasst wird (1301);

    ein Klassifizieren (1307) der gesuchten elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140) in sendeseitige elektronische Netzwerkeinheiten und empfangsseitige elektronische Netzwerkeinheiten;

    ein Zuteilen (1311) der gesuchten elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140) jeweils zu einem ersten Bereich (610) einer Anzeige (600) zum Empfangen von Daten und einem zweiten Bereich (630) der Anzeige (600) zum Übertragen der Daten;

    und ein Konfigurieren (1313) einer Benutzerschnittstelle für eine Funktion zur gemeinsamen Datennutzung auf Grundlage der elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140), die dem ersten Bereich (610) der Anzeige (600) und dem zweiten Bereich (630) der Anzeige (600) zugeteilt sind, wobei die Benutzerschnittstelle aufweist:

    ein Element, das jeweilige elektronische Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140) darstellt, die dem ersten (610) und dem zweiten (630) Bereich zugeteilt sind, und ein Objekt (680), das eine Richtung zum Verschieben von Daten angibt;

    und einen Empfangselementanordnungsraum (670) und einen Übertragungselementanordnungsraum (690), und wobei das Verfahren ferner aufweist:

    in Reaktion auf Benutzerinteraktions-Operationen ein Verschieben von Elementen, die eine Mehrzahl von ausgewählten empfangsseitigen elektronischen Einheiten darstellen, aus dem ersten Bereich (610) der Anzeige (600) in den Empfangselementanordnungsraum (670), und ein Verschieben von Elementen, die eine Mehrzahl von ausgewählten sendeseitigen elektronischen Einheiten darstellen, aus dem zweiten Bereich (630) der Anzeige (600) in den Übertragungselementanordnungsraum (690);

    und ein Steuern der gemeinsamen Datennutzung gemäß der Benutzerschnittstelle durch ein Steuern des Verschiebens von Daten von der Mehrzahl von ausgewählten sendeseitigen elektronischen Einheiten zu der Mehrzahl von ausgewählten empfangsseitigen elektronischen Einheiten.


     
    2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, ferner aufweisend ein Zuteilen der Benutzereinheit (110, 120, 130, 140) zu dem ersten Bereich (610) und dem zweiten Bereich (630).
     
    3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, wobei ein Konfigurieren (1313) einer Benutzerschnittstelle aufweist:
    ein Konfigurieren des ersten Bereichs (610) für eine Mehrzahl von Elementen, die einer empfangsseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit entsprechen, und des zweiten Bereichs (630) für eine Mehrzahl von Elementen, die einer sendeseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit entsprechen.
     
    4. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, 2 oder 3, wobei ein Konfigurieren (1313) einer Benutzerschnittstelle aufweist:
    ein Konfigurieren des ersten Bereichs (510) für ein Element, das einer empfangsseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit entspricht, des zweiten Bereichs (530) für ein Element, das einer sendeseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit entspricht, und eines Navigationselements (550) zum Umschalten auf eine andere elektronische Netzwerkeinheit in dem ersten Bereich (510) und dem zweiten Bereich (530).
     
    5. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, 2, 3 oder 4, wobei ein Konfigurieren (1313) einer Benutzerschnittstelle aufweist:

    ein Konfigurieren des ersten Bereichs (610) für mindestens ein Element, das einer empfangsseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit entspricht, des zweiten Bereichs (630) für mindestens ein Element, das einer elektronischen Übertragungsnetzwerkeinheit entspricht, und eines Elementanordnungsbereichs (650) zum Registrieren eines Elements einer sendeseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit des zweiten Bereichs (630) und eines Elements einer empfangsseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit des ersten Bereichs (610);

    wobei der Elementanordnungsbereich (650) den Empfangselementanordnungsraum (670) zum Registrieren des Elements der empfangsseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit aus dem ersten Bereich (610) und den Übertragungselementanordnungsraum (690) zu, Registrieren des Elements der sendeseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit aus dem zweiten Bereich (630) aufweist.


     
    6. Verfahren nach Anspruch 5, ferner aufweisend:
    ein Bilden des Empfangselementanordnungsraums (670) gemäß der Anzahl von Elementen, die sich aus dem ersten Bereich (610) in den Elementanordnungsbereich (650) verschieben; und ein Bilden des Übertragungselementanordnungsraums (690) gemäß der Anzahl von Elementen, die sich aus dem zweiten Bereich (630) in den Elementanordnungsbereich (650) verschieben.
     
    7. Verfahren nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei ein Konfigurieren (1313) einer Benutzerschnittstelle aufweist:
    ein Konfigurieren der Benutzerschnittstelle nach einer Leitlinie gemäß eines durch den Benutzer bestimmten Verbindungsschemas, wobei die Konfiguration nach der Leitlinie einen Elementbereich für die gesuchten elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140) und einen Elementanordnungsbereich (650) für die Leitlinie aufweist.
     
    8. Verfahren nach Anspruch 7, wobei der Elementanordnungsbereich (650) einen Übertragungselementanordnungsraum (690, 730, 830, 930), einen Empfangselementanordnungsraum (670, 710, 810, 910) und mindestens ein Objekt (680, 750, 850, 950) zwischen dem Übertragungselementanordnungsraum (690, 730, 830, 930) und dem Empfangselementanordnungsraum (670, 710, 810, 910) aufweist, das eine Datenübertragungsrichtung angibt.
     
    9. Verfahren nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, ferner aufweisend:

    ein Auswählen einer empfangsseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit zur gemeinsamen Datennutzung aus dem ersten Bereich;

    ein Auswählen einer sendeseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit zur gemeinsamen Datennutzung aus dem zweiten Bereich;

    und eine gemeinsame Datennutzung gemäß einer Interaktion zum Verschieben eines Elements von einer elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit des zweiten Bereichs zu einem Element einer elektronischen Netzwerkeinheit des ersten Bereichs.


     
    10. Verfahren nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche bei Abhängigkeit von Anspruch 2, ferner aufweisend:

    ein Prüfen eines Netzwerkverbindungszustands einer Benutzereinheit (110, 120, 130, 140), wenn eine Eingabe erfasst wird, um zu bestimmen, ob die Benutzereinheit (110, 120, 130, 140) sich mit einem Netzwerk (150) auf Grundlage einer Digital Living Network Alliance, DLNA, verbindet;

    und ein Steuern einer Netzwerkverbindung, wenn die Benutzereinheit (110, 120, 130, 140) sich nicht mit dem Netzwerk (150) verbindet.


     
    11. Benutzereinheit, aufweisend:

    ein Datenübertragungsmodul (210) zum Unterstützen einer Netzwerkverbindung gemäß einer Funktion zur gemeinsamen Datennutzung;

    eine Anzeigeeinheit (230) zum Anzeigen einer Benutzerschnittstelle, die für einen Betrieb der Funktion zur gemeinsamen Datennutzung konfiguriert ist;

    und einen Controller (270), der konfiguriert ist zu:

    einem Suchen nach elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140), die als die Benutzereinheit (110, 120, 130, 140) zu demselben Netzwerk (150) gehören, wenn eine Eingabe zum Ausführen einer Funktion zur gemeinsamen Datennutzung erfasst wird, einem Klassifizieren der gesuchten elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140) in sendeseitige elektronische Netzwerkeinheiten und empfangsseitige elektronische Netzwerkeinheiten, einem Zuteilen der gesuchten elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten jeweils zu einem ersten Bereich (610) einer Anzeige (600) zum Empfangen von Daten und einem zweiten Bereich (630) der Anzeige (600) zum Übertragen der Daten, einem Konfigurieren der Benutzerschnittstelle für die Funktion zur gemeinsamen Datennutzung auf Grundlage der elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140), die dem ersten Bereich (610) der Anzeige (600) und dem zweiten Bereich (630) der Anzeige (600) zugeteilt sind, wobei die Benutzerschnittstelle aufweist

    ein Element, das jeweilige elektronische Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140) darstellt, die dem ersten (610) und dem zweiten (630) Bereich zugeteilt sind, und ein Objekt (680), das eine Richtung zum Verschieben von Daten angibt;

    und einen Empfangselementanordnungsraum (670) und einen Übertragungselementanordnungsraum (690), und wobei der Controller (270) ferner konfiguriert ist zu:

    in Reaktion auf Benutzerinteraktions-Operationen einem Verschieben von Elementen, die eine Mehrzahl von ausgewählten empfangsseitigen elektronischen Einheiten darstellen, aus dem ersten Bereich (610) der Anzeige (600) in den Empfangselementanordnungsraum (670), und einem Verschieben von Elementen, die eine Mehrzahl von ausgewählten sendeseitigen elektronischen Einheiten darstellen, aus dem zweiten Bereich (630) der Anzeige (600) in den Übertragungselementanordnungsraum (690);

    und einem Steuern der gemeinsamen Datennutzung gemäß der Benutzerschnittstelle durch ein Steuern des Verschiebens von Daten von der Mehrzahl von ausgewählten sendeseitigen elektronischen Einheiten zu der Mehrzahl von ausgewählten empfangsseitigen elektronischen Einheiten.


     
    12. Benutzereinheit nach Anspruch 11, wobei der Controller (270) konfiguriert ist zum Steuern einer gemeinsamen Datennutzung zwischen sendeseitigen und empfangsseitigen elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140), indem Daten aus einer elektronischen Netzwerkquelleinheit des zweiten Bereichs (630) gemäß einer Eingabe unter Verwendung der Benutzerschnittstelle in eine elektronische Netzwerkzieleinheit des ersten Bereichs (610) verschoben werden.
     
    13. Benutzereinheit nach Anspruch 11 oder 12, wobei der Controller (270) konfiguriert ist zum Steuern der Benutzerschnittstelle nach einer Leitlinie gemäß einem Verbindungsschema, die Benutzerschnittstelle einen Elementbereich für die gesuchten elektronischen Netzwerkeinheiten (110, 120, 130, 140), einen Elementanordnungsbereich (650) für die Leitlinie und mindestens ein Objekt (680) aufweist, das eine Datenübertragungsrichtung angibt, wobei der Elementanordnungsbereich (650) in einen Übertragungselementanordnungsraum (690) und einen Empfangselementanordnungsraum (670) geteilt ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Procédé, utilisable dans un dispositif de commande (270), permettant de partager des données entre des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau (110, 120, 130, 140), le procédé comprenant :

    la recherche (1307) de dispositifs électroniques sur réseau (110, 120, 130, 140) appartenant au même réseau (150) qu'un dispositif utilisateur, lorsqu'une entrée en vue de l'exécution d'une fonction de partage de données est détectée (1301) ;

    la classification (1307) des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau recherchés (110, 120, 130, 140) en dispositifs électroniques sur réseau côté émission et dispositifs électroniques sur réseau côté réception ;

    l'attribution (1311) des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau recherchés (110, 120, 130, 140) à une première zone (610) d'un dispositif d'affichage (600) en vue de la réception des données et à une seconde zone (630) du dispositif d'affichage (600) en vue de l'émission de données, respectivement ;

    et la configuration (1313) d'une interface utilisateur pour une fonction de partage de données sur la base des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau (110, 120, 130, 140) attribués à la première zone (610) du dispositif d'affichage (600) et à la seconde zone (630) du dispositif d'affichage (600), ladite interface utilisateur comprenant :

    un élément représentant des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau respectifs (110, 120, 130, 140) attribués aux première (610) et seconde (630) zones, et un objet (680) indiquant une direction pour le déplacement des données ;

    et un espace d'agencement d'éléments de réception (670) et un espace d'agencement d'éléments d'émission (690), et

    ledit procédé comprenant en outre :

    en réponse à des opérations d'interaction d'entrée utilisateur, le déplacement des éléments représentant une pluralité de dispositifs électroniques côté réception choisis à partir de la première zone (610) du dispositif d'affichage (600) vers l'espace d'agencement d'éléments de réception (670), et le déplacement des éléments représentant une pluralité de dispositifs électroniques côté émission choisis à partir de la seconde zone (630) du dispositif d'affichage (600) vers l'espace d'agencement d'éléments d'émission (690) ;

    et la commander du partage de données selon l'interface utilisateur en commandant le déplacement de données à partir de la pluralité de dispositifs électroniques côté émission choisis vers la pluralité de dispositifs électroniques côté réception choisis.


     
    2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre l'attribution du dispositif utilisateur (110, 120, 130, 140) à la première zone (610) et à la seconde zone (630).
     
    3. Procédé selon la revendication 1 ou 2, ladite configuration (1313) d'une interface utilisateur comprenant :
    la configuration de la première zone (610) pour une pluralité d'éléments correspondant à un dispositif électronique sur réseau côté réception, et de la seconde zone (630) pour une pluralité d'éléments correspondant à un dispositif électronique sur réseau côté émission.
     
    4. Procédé selon la revendication 1, 2 ou 3, ladite configuration (1313) d'une interface utilisateur comprenant :
    la configuration de la première zone (510) pour un élément correspondant à un dispositif électronique sur réseau côté réception, de la seconde zone (530) pour un élément correspondant à un dispositif électronique sur réseau côté émission et d'un élément de navigation (550) destiné à passer à un autre dispositif électronique sur réseau dans la première zone (510) et la seconde zone (530).
     
    5. Procédé selon la revendication 1, 2, 3 ou 4, ladite configuration (1313) d'une interface utilisateur comprenant :

    la configuration de la première zone (610) pour au moins un élément correspondant à un dispositif électronique sur réseau côté réception, de la seconde zone (630) pour au moins un élément correspondant à un dispositif électronique sur réseau côté émission et d'une zone d'agencement d'éléments (650) destinée à enregistrer un élément d'un dispositif électronique sur réseau côté émission de la seconde zone (630) et un élément d'un dispositif électronique sur réseau côté réception de la première zone (610) ;

    ladite zone d'agencement d'éléments (650) comprenant l'espace d'agencement d'éléments de réception (670) destiné à enregistrer l'élément du dispositif électronique sur réseau côté réception à partir de la première zone (610) et l'espace d'agencement d'éléments d'émission (690) destiné à enregistrer l'élément du dispositif électronique sur réseau côté émission à partir de la seconde zone (630).


     
    6. Procédé selon la revendication 5, comprenant en outre :
    la formation de l'espace d'agencement d'éléments de réception (670) selon le nombre d'éléments se déplaçant de la première zone (610) vers la zone d'agencement d'éléments (650) ; et la formation de l'espace d'agencement d'éléments d'émission (690) selon le nombre d'éléments se déplaçant de la seconde zone (630) vers la zone d'agencement d'éléments (650).
     
    7. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, ladite configuration (1313) d'une interface utilisateur comprenant :
    la configuration de l'interface utilisateur par une ligne de guidage selon un schéma de connexion déterminé par l'utilisateur, ladite configuration par la ligne de guidage comprenant une zone d'éléments pour les dispositifs électroniques sur réseau recherchés (110, 120, 130, 140) et une zone d'agencement d'éléments (650) pour la ligne de guidage.
     
    8. Procédé selon la revendication 7, ladite zone d'agencement d'éléments (650) comprenant un espace d'agencement d'éléments d'émission (690, 730, 830, 930), un espace d'agencement d'éléments de réception (670, 710, 810, 910) et au moins un objet (680, 750, 850, 950) entre l'espace d'agencement d'éléments d'émission (690, 730, 830, 930) et l'espace d'agencement d'éléments de réception (670, 710, 810, 910) indiquant une direction d'émission de données.
     
    9. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, comprenant en outre :

    le choix d'un dispositif électronique sur réseau côté réception pour le partage de données à partir de la première zone ;

    le choix d'un dispositif électronique sur réseau côté émission pour le partage de données à partir de la seconde zone ;

    et le partage des données selon une interaction pour le déplacement d'un élément à partir d'un dispositif électronique sur réseau de la seconde zone vers un élément d'un dispositif électronique sur réseau de la première zone.


     
    10. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes dépendant de la revendication 2, comprenant en outre :

    la vérification de l'état de connexion réseau d'un dispositif utilisateur (110, 120, 130, 140) lorsqu'une entrée est détectée pour déterminer si le dispositif utilisateur (110, 120, 130, 140) se connecte à un réseau basé sur la Digital Living Network Alliance (DNLA) (150) ;

    et la commande de connexion au réseau lorsque le dispositif utilisateur (110, 120, 130, 140) ne se connecte pas au réseau (150).


     
    11. Dispositif utilisateur comprenant :

    un module de communication (210) destiné à supporter la connexion réseau selon une fonction de partage de données ;

    une unité d'affichage (230) destinée à afficher une interface utilisateur configurée pour une utilisation de la fonction de partage de données ;

    et un dispositif de commande (270) configuré pour :

    rechercher des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau (110, 120, 130, 140) appartenant au même réseau (150) que le dispositif utilisateur (110, 120, 130, 140), lorsqu'une entrée en vue d'effectuer la fonction de partage de données est détectée, classer le des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau recherchés (110, 120, 130, 140) en des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau côté émission et des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau côté réception,

    attribuer les dispositifs électroniques sur réseau recherchés à une première zone (610) d'un dispositif d'affichage (600) destinés à recevoir des données et à une seconde zone (630) du dispositif d'affichage (600) destinés à émettre les données, respectivement, configurer l'interface utilisateur pour la fonction de partage de données sur la base des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau (110, 120, 130, 140) attribués à la première zone (610) du dispositif d'affichage (600) et à la seconde zone (630) du dispositif d'affichage (600),

    ladite interface utilisateur comprenant :

    un élément représentant des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau respectifs (110, 120, 130, 140) attribués aux première (610) et seconde (630) zones, et un objet (680) indiquant une direction pour le déplacement des données ;

    et un espace d'agencement d'éléments de réception (670) et un espace d'agencement d'éléments d'émission (690), et ledit dispositif de commande (270) étant en outre configuré pour :

    en réponse aux opérations d'interaction d'entrée utilisateur, déplacer des éléments représentant une pluralité de dispositifs électroniques côté réception choisis à partir de la première zone (610) du dispositif d'affichage (600) vers l'espace d'agencement d'éléments de réception (670), et déplacer des éléments représentant une pluralité de dispositifs électroniques côté émission choisis de la seconde zone (630) du dispositif d'affichage (600) vers l'espace d'agencement d'éléments d'émission (690) ;

    et la commande du partage de données selon l'interface utilisateur en commandant le déplacement de données de la pluralité de dispositifs électroniques côté émission choisis vers la pluralité de dispositifs électroniques côté réception choisis.


     
    12. Dispositif utilisateur selon la revendication 11, ledit dispositif de commande (270) étant configuré pour commander le partage de données entre des dispositifs électroniques sur réseau côté émission et côté réception (110, 120, 130, 140), en déplaçant des données d'un dispositif électronique sur réseau source de la seconde zone (630) vers un dispositif électronique sur réseau cible de la première zone (610), selon une entrée utilisant l'interface utilisateur.
     
    13. Dispositif utilisateur selon la revendication 11 ou 12, ledit dispositif de commande (270) étant configuré pour commander l'interface utilisateur par une ligne de guidage selon un schéma de connexion, ladite interface utilisateur comprenant une zone d'éléments pour les dispositifs électroniques sur réseau recherchés (110, 120, 130, 140), une zone d'agencement d'éléments (650) pour la ligne de guidage, et au moins un objet (680) indiquant une direction d'émission de données, ladite zone d'agencement d'éléments (650) étant divisée en un espace d'agencement d'éléments d'émission (690) et un espace d'agencement d'éléments de réception (670).
     




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