05353399 is referenced by 113 patents and cites 16 patents.

A shared source managing method and device are provided for managing as shared sources a plurality of I/O devices by a plurality of information processing devices. The shared source managing method and device are designed to display a sketch of an inside of a building in which I/O devices are installed on the screen of each information processing device, display the design representing the I/O device at the installed location of each I/O device, and indicate the installed location of each I/O device to a user. Further, the method and device serve to display the type and the operating state of each I/O device together with the design of the I/O device so that the user can know the type and the operating state of each I/O device.

Title
Method and system for selecting devices in information networks, including inputting/outputting data to a specified device selected by pointing to a corresponding indicator on a screen
Application Number
7/608392
Publication Number
5353399
Application Date
November 2, 1990
Publication Date
October 4, 1994
Inventor
Masaki Fujiwara
Hitachi
JP
Keiichi Nakane
Yokohama
JP
Tadashi Kuwabara
Yokohama
JP
Hideki Kuwamoto
Yokohama
JP
Agent
Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus
Assignee
Hitachi
JP
IPC
G06F 15/62
G06F 13/00
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