Patent Number: 6,169,535

Title: Monitor adjustment control

Abstract: The described embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for adjusting a display through user inputs from a graphical user interface. In particular, the described embodiments are directed to such a graphical user interface including a display which illuminates a figure representative of the cumulative adjustments made to the display. A computer system including a video monitor having a CRT and display control circuitry disposed therein. The control circuitry is capable of maintaining at least one adjustment state of a display illuminated by the CRT. The computer system includes a host processor which is capable of transmitting display adjustment signals to the control circuitry to change the at least one adjustment state. Upon a user selection, the display of the CRT illuminates an adjustment display including a single graphical image which is representative of the cumulative adjustments made to the display. A pointer allows a user to move a cursor in the adjustment display to click on and drag edges of the single graphical image to effectuate adjustments to the display. The host processor executes control routines to initiate the transmission of adjustment signals to the control circuitry to change the at least one adjustment state in response to user provided pointer movements for dragging edges of the single graphical image.

Inventors: Lee; Charles (Simi Valley, CA)

Assignee: Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 3/023 (20060101); G09G 1/16 (20060101); G09G 005/08 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018