US Patent No. 10,073,667

MULTI-MONITOR AND DISPLAY METHOD FOR MULTI-MONITOR


Patent No. 10,073,667
Issue Date September 11, 2018
Title Multi-monitor And Display Method For Multi-monitor
Inventorship Hiromi Hosokawa, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,073,667

1. A multi-monitor comprising a plurality of monitors connected in series, the monitors including first, second, and third monitors,wherein the monitors collectively display one image by displaying mutually different regions of the one image, respectively,
wherein the first monitor includes:
a first acquisition unit that acquires a number of the monitors, an image signal including all of the one image, and a position of a pointer, from outside;
a first calculation unit that calculates a first region to be displayed by the first monitor, of the one image included in the image signal, and a first zoom factor of a first image corresponding to the first region, based on the number of the monitors, arrangement of the first monitor in the serial connection, and the position of the pointer;
a first display unit that displays the first image according to the first zoom factor such that the monitors display the one image with the position of the pointer being a center; and
a first communication unit that outputs the number of the monitors, the image signal including all of the one image, and the position of the pointer to the second monitor arranged at a subsequent stage of the first monitor, and
wherein the second monitor includes:
a second acquisition unit that acquires the number of the monitors, the image signal including all of the one image, and the position of the pointer output by the first communication unit of the first monitor;
a second calculation unit that calculates a second region to be displayed by the second monitor, of the one image included in the image signal, and a second zoom factor of a second image corresponding to the second region, based on the number of the monitors, arrangement of the second monitor in the serial connection, and the position of the pointer;
a second display unit that displays the second image according to the second zoom factor such that the monitors display the one image with the position of the pointer being the center; and
a second communication unit that outputs the number of the monitors, the image signal including all of the one image, and the position of the pointer to the third monitor arranged at a subsequent stage of the second monitor.