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1. (CA2049303) RESERVATION SYSTEM TERMINAL
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We claim:
1. A reservation system terminal associated with a host computer storing reservation records for processing reservation status, which comprises: (A) reserving means (35, 41, 43, 45, 47) for forming a reservation image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation items, inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data to said host computer, selecting any one of reservation records, and requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation record to said host computer, respectively; (13) displaying means (119, 121, 17) for receiving the reservation images formed by said reserving means, and forming and displaying a display image including the formed reservation image; (C) pointing device means (30) for operating the parts arranged in the image displayed by said displaying means; (D) part operation detecting means (31, 33) for detecting the part operated by said pointing device means; and (E) host-to-terminal communicating means (125) for transmitting various messages to said host computer and receiving response data from said host computer, and wherein said reserving means selectively executes the following steps of, on the basis of part pointing operation effected on the reservation image and detected by said part operation detecting means: (a) displaying the inputted reservation item data on the reservation image; (b) forming a reservation status inquiry message for inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data, transmitting the inquiry message to said host computed via said host-to-terminal communicating means, receiving selectable reservation record information transmitted by said host computed via said host-to-terminal communicating means as response data to the transmitted inquiry message, and displaying the selectable reservation
record information list in the reservation image; (c) displaying the selected reservation record in the reservation image; and (d) forming a reservation request message for requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation records, transmitting the formed reservation request message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means, receiving acquired reservation data information transmitted by said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating deviceas response data to the reservation acquisition request, and displaying the acquired reservation data in the reservation image.
2. The reservation system terminal of claim 1, which further comprises motion picture playback means (15, 19) for playing back a previously recorded motion picture related to the selected reservation record, said displaying means simultaneously displaying the reservation image formed by said reserving means and the motion picture played back by said motion picture playback means on the display image in an overlapping arrangement condition.
3. A reservation system terminal associated with a host computer storing reservation records for processing reservation status, which comprises: (A) reserving means (35, 41, 43, 45, 47) for forming a reservation image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation items, inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data to said host computer, selecting any one of reservation records, and requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation record to said host computer, respectively; (B) reservation item selecting means (37, 39) for forming a reservation item selection image including a plurality of parts for selecting any one of a plurality of predetermined selectable data related to at least one specific item among the reservation items; (C) displaying means (119, 121,17) for receiving the reservation
image formed by said reserving means and the reservation item selection image formed by said reservation item selecting means, and forming and displaying a display image including these two images arranged in overlapping condition; (D) pointing device means (30) for operating the parts arranged in the display image displayed by said displaying means; (E) part operation detecting means (31, 33) for detecting the part operated by said pointing device means; (F) inter-terminal communicating means (123) connected between said reserving means and said reservation item selecting means, for allowing communications therebetween; (G) host-to-terminal communicating means (125) for transmitting various messages to said host computer and receiving response data from said host computer; and (H) said reservation item selecting means selecting one of the selectable data on the basis of the part operation detected by said part operation detecting means in the reservation item selection image, and transmitting the selected data to said reserving means via said inter-terminal communicating means as inputted data related to the specific item, and wherein said reserving means selectively executes the following steps of, on the basis of part pointing operation effected on the reservation image and detected by said part operation detecting means: (a) displaying the inputted reservation item data on the reservation image; (b) forming a reservation status inquiry message for inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data, transmitting the inquiry message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means, receiving selectable reservation record information transmitted by said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means as response data to the transmitted inquiry message, and displaying the selectable reservation record information list in the reservation image; (c) displaying the selected reservation record in the reservation image; and
(d) forming a reservation request message for requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation records, transmitting the formed reservation request message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means, receiving acquired reservation data information transmitted by said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating deviceas response data to the reservation acquisition request, and displaying the acquired reservation data in the reservation image.
4. The reservation system terminal claim 3, wherein said inter-terminal communicating means is a memory unit accessible from both said reserving means and said reservation item selecting means in order to store information to be transmitted/received between said two means.
5. The reservation system terminal of claim 3 or 4, wherein said displaying means comprises image controlling means (119) for controlling arrangement of the reservation image and the reservation item selection image according to part operation detected by said part operation detecting means.
6. A reservation system terminal associated with a host computer storing reservation records for processing reservation status, which comprises: (A) reserving means (35, 41, 43, 45, 47) for forming a reservation image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation items, inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data to said host computer, selecting any one of reservation records, and requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation record to said host computer, respectively; (B) reservation editing means (51, 53, 55, 57) for forming a reservation edition image including arranged parts for inputting data related topredetermined detailed reservation items, and requesting a reservation record preparation related to the inputted detailed reservation item data and already-acquired reservations to said host computer;
(C) displaying means (119, 121, 17) for receiving the reservation image formed by said reserving means and the reservation edition image formed by said reservation editing means, and forming and displaying a display image including these two images arranged in overlapping condition; (D) pointing device means (30) for operating the parts arranged in the image displayed by said displaying means; (E) part operation detecting means (31, 33) for detecting the part operated by said pointing device means; (F) inter-terminal communicating means (123) connected between said reserving means and said reservation editing means, for allowing communications therebetween; and (G) host-to-terminal communicating means (125) for transmitting various messages to said host computer and receiving response data from said host computer, and wherein said reserving means selectively executes the following steps of, on the basis of part pointing operation effected on the reservation image and detected by said part operation detecting means: (a) displaying the inputted reservation item data on the reservation image; (b) forming a reservation status inquiry message for inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data, transmitting the inquiry message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means, receiving selectable reservation record information transmitted by said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means as response data to the transmitted reservation status inquiry message, and displaying the selectable reservation record information list in the reservation image; (c) displaying the selected reservation record in the reservation image; and (d) forming a reservation request message for requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation records, transmitting the formed reservation request message to said host computer via said
host-to-terminal communicating means, receiving acquired reservation data information transmitted by said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating deviceas response data to the reservation acquisition request, displaying the acquiredreservation data in the reservation image, and transmitting the acquired reservation data to said reservation editing means via said inter-terminal communicating means, and wherein said reservation editing means selectively executes the following steps of, on the basis of part pointing operation effected on the reservation edit image and detected by said part operation detecting means; and (e) displaying the inputted detailed reservation item data in the reservation edition image; and (f) forming a reservation record preparation request message for requesting a reservation record preparation related to the inputted detailed reservation item data and the acquired reservation data, and transmitting the formed request message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means.
7. The reservation system terminal of claim 6, wherein said inter-terminal communicating means is a memory unit accessible from both said reserving means and said reservation editing means in order to store informationto be transmitted/received between said two means.
8. The reservation system terminal of claim 6 or 7, wherein said displaying means comprises image controlling means (119) for controlling arrangement of the reservation image and the reservation edition image accordingto part operation detected by said part operation means.
9. A reservation system terminal associated with a host computer for processing reservation status, which comprises: (A) reservation record referring means (71, 73, 81, 83, 85) for forming a reservation record reference image including a plurality of parts for
inputting data related to predetermined reservation record reference items, referring to an already-prepared reservation record related to the inputted reservation record reference item data to said host computer, displaying the reference and prepared reservation record, and referring to the reservation record data related to the selected and prepared reservation record to said host computer; (B) reservation editing means (51, 53, 55, 57) for forming a reservation edition image including a plurality of parts for inputting data to be changed related to predetermined detailed reservation items, and requesting change in the selected and prepared reservation record related to the the inputted detailed reservation item data to be changed to said host computer; (C) displaying means (119, 121, 17) for receiving the reservation image formed by said reservation record preparing means and the reservation edition image formed by said reservation editing means, and forming and displaying a display image including these two images arranged in overlapping conditions; (D) pointing device means (30) for operating the parts arranged in the display image displayed by said displaying means; (E) part operation detecting means (31, 33) for detecting the part operated by said pointing device means; (F) inter-terminal communicating means (123) connected between said reservation record referring means and said reservation editing means, for allowing communications therebetween; and (G) host-to-terminal communicating means (125) for transmitting various messages to said host computer and receiving response data from said host computer, and wherein said reservation record referring means selectively executes the following steps of, on the basis of part pointing operations effected on the reservation record reference image and detected by said part operation detecting means: (a) displaying the inputted reservation record reference item data on the reservation record reference image;
(b) forming a reservation record reference message for referring to the prepared reservation record reference related to the inputted reservationrecord reference item data, transmitting the reference message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means, receiving the prepared reservation record information transmitted by said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means as response data to the transmitted reference message, and displaying the prepared reservation record list in a reservation record reference image; and (c) forming a reservation record reference message for referring to the reservation record data related to the selected and prepared reservation record, transmitting the formed reservation record reference message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means, receiving the selected reservation record data information transmitted by said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating device as response data to the reservation recordreference, and transmitting the reservation record data to said reservation editing means via said inter-terminal communicating means, and wherein said reservation editing means selectively executes the following steps of, on the basis of part pointing operation effected on the reservation edit image and detected by said part operation detecting means; and (d) displaying the inputted detailed reservation item data in the reservation edition image; and (e) forming a reservation record change request message for requesting a change in the selected reservation record related to a change in the inputted detailed reservation item data, and transmitting the formed change request message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means.
10. The reservation system terminal of claim 9, wherein said inter-terminal communicating means is a memory unit accessible from both said reservation record referring means and said reservation editing means in order to store information to be transmitted/received between said two means.
11. The reservation system terminal of claim 9 or 10, wherein said displaying means comprises image controlling means (119) for controlling arrangement of the reservation record reference image and the reservation edition image according to part operation detected by said part operation detecting means.
12. A reservation system terminal associated with a host computer storing reservation records for processing reservation status, which comprises: (A) reserving means (35, 41, 43, 45, 47) for forming a reservation image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation items, inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data to said host computer, selecting any one of reservation records, and requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation record to said host computer respectively; (B) reservation record referring means (71, 73, 81, 83, 85) for forming a reservation record reference image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation record reference items, referring to an already-prepared reservation record related to the inputted reservation record reference item data to said host computer, displaying the reference and prepared reservation record, and referring to the reservation record data related to the selected and prepared reservation record to said host computer; (C) reservation editing means (51, 53, 55, 57) for forming a reservation edition image including arranged parts for inputting data related topredetermined detailed reservation items, requesting a reservation record preparation related to the inputted detailed reservation item data and already-acquired reservations to said host computer, inputting data to be changed related to predetermined detailed reservation items, and requesting change in the selected and prepared reservation record related to the inputted detailed reservation item data to be changed to said host computer; (D) displaying means (119, 121, 17) for receiving the reservation image formed by said reserving means, the reservation record reference image
formed by said reservation record referring means, and the reservation edition image formed by said reservation editing means, and forming and displaying a display image including these three images arranged in overlapping condition; (E) pointing device means (30) for operating the parts arranged in the image displayed by said displaying means; (F) part operation detecting means (31, 33) for detecting the part operated by said pointing device means; (G) inter-terminal communicating means (123) connected between said reserving means, said reservation record referring means and said reservation editing means, for allowing communications therebetween; and (H) host-to-terminal communicating means (125) for transmitting various messages to said host computer and for receiving response data from saidhost computer, and wherein said reservation means selectively executes the following steps of, on the basis of the part pointing operation effected on the reservation image and detected by said part operation detecting means; (a) displaying the inputted reservation item data on the reservation image; (b) forming a reservation status inquiry message for inquiring the reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data, transmitting the inquiry message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means, receiving selectable reservation record information transmitted by said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means as response data to the transmitted reservation status inquiry message, and displaying the selectable reservation record information list in the reservation image; (c) displaying the selected reservation record in the reservation image; and (d) forming a reservation request message for requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation records, transmitting the formed reservation request message to said host computer via said host-terminal communication means, receiving acquired reservation data information
transmitted by said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating deviceas response data to the reservation acquisition request, displaying the acquiredreservation data in the reservation image, and transmitting the acquired reservation data to said reservation editing means via said inter-terminal communicating means, and wherein said reservation record referring means selectively executes the following steps of, on the basis of part pointing operations effected on the reservation record reference image and detected by said part operation detecting means; (e) displaying the inputted reservation record reference item data on the reservation record reference image; (f) forming a reservation record reference message for referring to the prepared reservation record reference related to the inputted reservationrecord reference item data, transmitting the reference message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means, receiving the prepared reservation record information transmitted by said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means as response data to the transmitted reference message, and displaying the prepared reservation record list in the reservation record reference image; and (g) forming a reservation record reference message for referring to the reservation record data related to the selected prepared reservation record, transmitting the formed reservation record reference message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means, receiving the selected reservation record data information transmitted by said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating device as response data to the reservation recordreference, and transmitting the reservation record data to said reservation editing means via said inter-terminal communicating means, and wherein said reservation editing means selectively executes the following steps of, on the basis of part pointing operation on the reservation edit image and detected by said part operation detecting means; (h) displaying the inputted detailed reservation item data in the
reservation edition image; (i) forming a reservation record preparation request message for requesting a reservation record preparation related to the inputted detailed reservation item data and the acquired reservation data, and transmitting the formed request message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means; and (j) displaying the inputted detailed reservation item data in the reservation edition image; and (k) forming a reservation record change request message for requesting a change in the selected reservation record related to a change in the inputted detailed reservation item data, and transmitting the formed change request message to said host computer via said host-to-terminal communicating means.
13. The reservation system terminal of claim 12, wherein said inter-terminal communicating means is a memory unit accessible from any of said reserving means, reservation record referring means and said reservation editingmeans in order to store information to be transmitted/received among said three means.
14. The reservation system terminal of claim 12 or 13, wherein said displaying means comprises image controlling means (119) for controlling arrangement of the reservation image, the reservation record reference image andthe reservation edition image according to part operation detected by said part operation detecting means.
15. A method of operating a terminal computer incorporated in a reservation system associated with a host computer storing reservation records for processing reservation status and provided with a display unit coupled to the terminal computer to display images and with a pointing device also coupled to the terminal computer to point visible parts on the displayed
image, comprising the steps of: (A) forming a reservation image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation items, inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data to the host computer, selecting any one of reservation records, and requesting a reservation acquisition relatedto the selected reservation record to the host computer, respectively; (B) forming a display image including the formed reservation image, and transmitting the formed display image to the display unit for display; (C) detecting a part operated by the pointing device on the displayed image; (D) if a part pointing operation for inputting the data of the reservation item is detected, displaying the inputted reservation item data on the reservation image; (E) if a part pointing operation for inquiring the reservation status is detected after the inputted reservation item data have been displayed, forming a reservation status inquiry message for inquiring the reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data; (F) transmitting the formed reservation status inquiry message to the host computer; (G) receiving reservation status information indicative of selectable reservation record transmitted from the host computer in response to the inquirymessage; (H) forming a list indicative of the selectable reservation record on the basis of the reservation status information, and displaying the formed list related to the part for selecting the reservation record on the reservation image; (I) if a part pointing operation for selecting the reservation record is detected after the reservation record list has been displayed, displaying thereservation record selected by the part pointing operation on the reservation image; (J) if a part pointing operation for requesting the reservation acquisition is detected after the selective reservation record has been displayed,
forming a reservation request message for requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation record; (K) transmitting the formed reservation request message to the host computer; (L) receiving reservation acquisition information indicative of the data of acquired reservation transmitted from the host computer in response to the reservation request message; and (M) displaying the acquired reservation data on the reservation image on the basis of acquired reservation information.
16. A method of operating a terminal computer incorporated in a reservation system terminal associated with a host computer storing reservation records for processing reservation status and provided with a display unit coupled to the terminal computer to display images and with a pointing device also coupled to the terminal computer to point visible parts on the displayed image, comprising the steps of: (A) forming a reservation image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation items, inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data to the host computer, selecting any one of reservation records, and requesting a reservation acquisition relatedto the selected reservation record to the host computer, respectively; (B) forming a reservation item selection on image including parts for selecting one data element from a plurality of selectable data elements previously determined with respect to at least one specific item among the reservation items; (C) forming a multidisplay image including the reservation image and the reservation item selection image, and transmitting the formed multidisplay image to the display unit for display; (D) detecting a part operated by the pointing device on the display image; (E) if a part pointing operation is detected on the reservation item selection image, transmitting one data element selected by the part pointing
operation to the reservation image as the data inputted in relation to the specific item, and displaying the transmitted data element on the reservation image; (F) if a part pointing operation for inputting the data of the reservation item is detected, displaying the inputted reservation item data on the reservation image; (G) if a part pointing operation for inquiring the reservation status is detected after the inputted reservation item data have been displayed, forming a reservation status inquiry message for inquiring the reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data; (H) transmitting the formed reservation status inquiry message to the host computer;, (I) receiving reservation status information indicative of selectable reservation record transmitted from the host computer in response to the inquirymessage; (J) forming a list indicative of the selectable reservation record on the basis of the reservation status information, and displaying the formed list related to the part for selecting the reservation record on the reservation image; (K) if a part pointing operation for selecting the reservation record is detected after the reservation record list has been displayed, displaying thereservation record selected by the part pointing operation on the reservation image; (L) if a part pointing operation for requesting the reservation acquisition is detected after the selected reservation record has been displayed, forming a reservation request message for requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation record; (M) transmitting the formed reservation request message to the host computer; (N) receiving reservation acquisition information indicative of the data of acquired reservation transmitted from the host computer in response to the reservation request message; and (O) displaying the acquired reservation data on the reservation
image on the basis of the acquired reservation information.
17. The method of operating a terminal computer of claim 16, which further comprises a step of controlling arrangement of the reservation image andthe reservation item selection image, according to the detected part pointing operation.
18. A method of operating a terminal computer incorporated in a reservation system terminal associated with a host computer storing reservation records for processing reservation status and provided with a display unit coupled to the terminal computer to display images and with a pointing device also coupled to the terminal computer to point visible parts on the displayed image, comprising the steps of: (A) forming a reservation image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation items, inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data to the host computer, selecting any one of reservation records, and requesting a reservation acquisition relatedto the selected reservation record to the host computer, respectively; (B) forming a reservation detail image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined detailed reservation items, and requesting reservation record information as to the inputted data of the predetermined detailed reservation items and of the already acquired reservationto the host computer; (C) forming a multidisplay image including the reservation image and a reservation item selection image, and transmitting the formed multidisplayed image to the display unit for display; (D) detecting a part operated by the pointing device on the displayed image; (E) if a part pointing operation for inputting the data of the reservation item is detected, displaying the inputted reservation item data on the reservation image;
(F) if a part pointing operation for inquiring the reservation status is detected after the inputted reservation item data have been displayed, forming a reservation status inquiry message for inquiring the reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data; (G) transmitting the formed reservation status inquiry message to the host computer; (H) receiving reservation status information indicative of selectable reservation record transmitted from the host computer in response to the inquiry message; (I) forming a list indicative of the selectable reservation record on the basis of the reservation status information, and displaying the formed list related to the part for selecting the reservation record on the reservation image; (J) if a part pointing operation for selecting the reservation record is detected after the reservation record list has been displayed, displaying thereservation record selected by the part pointing operation on the reservation image; (K) if a part pointing operation for requesting the reservation acquisition is detected after the selected reservation record has been displayed, forming a reservation request message for requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation record; (L) transmitting the formed reservation request message to the host computer; (M) receiving reservation acquisition information indicative of the acquired reservation data transmitted from the host computer in response to the reservation request message; (N) displaying the acquired reservation data on the reservation image on the basis of the acquired reservation information; (O) displaying the acquired reservation data on a reservation edition image; (P) if a part pointing operation for inputting the detailed reservation item data is detected, displaying the detailed reservation item data
inputted by the detected part pointing operation on the reservation edition image; (Q) if a part pointing operation for requesting the reservation record formation after the acquired reservation data have been displayed and further the inputted detailed reservation item data have been displayed, forminga reservation record preparation request message for requesting a reservation record preparation related to the inputted detailed reservation item data and the acquired reservation data; and (R) transmitting the formed reservation record preparation request message to the host computer.
19. The method of operating a terminal computer of claim 18, which further comprises the step of controlling arrangement of the reservation image and the reservation edition image, according to the detected part pointing operation.
20. A method of operating a terminal computer incorporated in a reservation system terminal associated with a host computer for processing reservation status and provided with a display unit coupled to the terminal computer to display images and with a pointing device also coupled to the terminal computer to point visible parts on the displayed image, comprising the steps of: (A) forming a reservation record reference image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation record reference items, referring to an already-prepared reservation record related to the inputting reservation record reference item data to the host computer, selecting the referred and already-prepared reservation record, and referring to reservation record data related to the selected and already-prepared reservation record to the host computer; (B) forming a reservation edition image including a plurality of parts for inputting data to be changed related to predetermined detailed reservation items, and requesting change in the selected and already-prepared
reservation record related to the inputted detailed reservation item data to be changed to the host computer; (C) forming a multidisplay image including a reservation image and the reservation edition image, and transmitting the formed multidisplay image to the display unit for display; (D) detecting a part operated by the pointing device on the displayed image; (E) if a part pointing operation for inputting data related to the reservation record reference items is detected, forming a reservation record reference message for referring to the prepared reservation record reference related to the inputted reservation record reference item data; (F) if a part pointing operation for referring to the reservation record reference is detected after the inputted data of the reservation record reference items have been displayed, forming a reservation record reference message for referring to the prepared reservation record reference related to the inputted reservation record reference item data; (G) transmitting the formed reservation record reference message to the host computer; (H) receiving reservation record information indicative of the prepared reservation record transmitted from the host computer in response to the reference message; (I) forming the prepared reservation record list on the basis of the reservation record information, and displaying the formed list related to a partfor selecting the reservation record on the reservation record reference image; (J) if a part pointing operation for selecting the reservation record is detected, forming a reservation record data reference message for referring to the reservation record data related to the prepared reservation record selected by the part pointing operation; (K) transmitting the formed reservation record data reference message to the host computer; (L) receiving reservation record data information indicative of the
selected reservation record data transmitted from the host computer in response to the reservation record data reference message; (M) displaying the selected reservation record data obtained on the basis of the reservation record data information on the reservation edition image; (N) if a part pointing operation for inputting the data to be changed is detected, displaying the detailed reservation item data inputted by the part pointing operation on the reservation edition image; (O) if a part pointing operation for requesting the reservation record change is detected after the data to be changed have been displayed, forming a reservation record change request message for requesting change in theselected reservation record related to the inputted detailed reservation item data to be changed; and (p) transmitting the formed reservation record change request message to the host computer.
21. A method of operating a terminal computer incorporated in a reservation system terminal associated with a host computer storing reservation records for processing reservation status and provided with a display unit coupled to the terminal computer to display images and with a pointing device also coupled to the terminal computer to point visible parts on the displayed image, comprising the steps of: (A) forming a reservation image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation items, inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data to the host computer, selecting any one of reservation records, and requesting a reservation acquisition relatedto the selected reservation record to the host computer, respectively; (B) forming a reservation record reference image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation record reference items, referring to an already-prepared reservation record related to the inputted reservation record reference item data to the host computer, selecting the
referred to and already-prepared reservation record, and referring to reservation record data related to the selected and already-prepared reservation record to the host computer; (C) forming a reservation edition image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined detailed reservation items, requesting reservation record preparation related to the inputted detailed reservation item data and already acquired reservations to the host computer, inputting data to be changed related to predetermined detailed reservation items, and requesting change in the selected and already-prepared reservation record related to the inputted detailed reservation item data to be changed to the hostcomputer;, (D) forming a multidisplay image including the reservation image, the reservation record reference image, and the reservation edition image, and transmitting the formed multidisplayed image to the display unit for display; (E) detecting a part operated by the pointing device; (F) if a part pointing operation for inputting the reservation item data is detected, displaying the inputted reservation item data on the reservation image; (G) if a part pointing operation for inquiring the reservation status is detected after the inputted reservation item data have been detected, forminga reservation status inquiry message for inquiring the reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data; (H) transmitting the formed reservation status inquiry message to the host computer; (I) receiving reservation status information indicative of selectable reservation records transmitted from the host computer in response to the formedinquiry message; (J) forming the selectable reservation record list on the basis of the reservation status information, and displaying the formed list related to a part for selecting the reservation records on the reservation image; (K) if a part pointing operation for selecting the reservation
records is detected after the reservation record list has been displayed, displaying the reservation record selected by the part pointing operation on the reservation image; (L) if a part pointing operation for requesting the reservation acquisition is detected after the selected reservation record has been displayed, forming a reservation request message for requesting the reservation acquisitionrelated to the selected reservation record; (M) transmitting the formed reservation request message to the host computer; (N) receiving acquisition reservation information indicative of the acquired reservation data transmitted from the host computer in response to the reservation request message; (O) displaying the reservation data acquired on the basis of the acquisition reservation information on the reservation image; (P) displaying the acquired reservation data on the reservation edition image; (Q) if a part pointing operation for inputting data related to the reservation record reference items is detected, forming a reservation record reference message for referring to the prepared reservation record reference related to the inputted reservation record reference item data; (R) if a part pointing operation for referring to the reservation record reference is detected after the inputted data of the reservation record reference items have been displayed, forming a reservation record reference message for referring to to the prepared reservation record reference related to the inputted reservation record reference item data; (S) transmitting the formed reservation record reference message to the host computer; (T) receiving reservation record information indicative of the prepared reservation record transmitted from the host computer in response to the reference message; (U) forming the prepared reservation record list on the basis of
the reservation record information, and displaying the formed list related to a part for selecting the reservation record on the reservation record reference image; (V) if a part pointing operation for selecting the reservation record is detected, forming a reservation record data reference message for referring to the reservation record data related to the prepared reservation record selected by the part pointing operation; (W) transmitting the formed reservation record data reference message to the host computer; (X) receiving reservation record data information indicative of the selected reservation record data transmitted from the host computer in response to the reservation record data reference message; (Y) displaying the selected reservation record data obtained on the basis of the reservation record data information on the reservation edition image; (Z) if a part pointing operation for inputting the detailed reservation item data is detected, displaying the detailed reservation item datainputted by the part pointing operation on the reservation edition image; (AA) if a part pointing operation for requesting the reservation record preparation is detected after the acquired reservation data have been displayed and after the inputted detailed reservation item data have been displayed, forming a reservation record preparation request message for requesting the reservation record preparation related to the inputted detailed reservation item data and the acquired reservation data; (AB) transmitting the formed reservation record preparation request message to the host computer; (AC) if a part pointing operation for inputting the data to be changed is detected, displaying the detailed reservation item data inputted by the part pointing operation on the reservation edition image; (AD) if a part pointing operation for requesting the reservation record change is detected after the data to be changed have been displayed, forming a reservation record change request message for requesting the selected
reservation record change related to the inputted detailed reservation item datato be changed; and (AE) transmitting the formed reservation record change request message to the host computer.
22. The method of operating a terminal computer of claim 21, which further comprises a step of controlling arrangement of the reservation image, the reservation record reference image, and the reservation edition image, accordingto the detected part pointing operation.
23. A method of operating a terminal computer incorporated in a reservation system terminal associated with a host computer storing reservation records for processing reservation status and provided with a display unit coupled to the terminal computer to display images and with a pointing device also coupled to the terminal computer to point visible parts on the displayed image, and with a motion picture play-back unit coupled to the terminal computer to playback previously recorded motion pictures, comprising the steps of: (A) forming a reservation image including a plurality of parts for inputting data related to predetermined reservation items, inquiring a reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data to the host computer, selecting any one of reservation records, and requesting a reservation acquisition relatedto the selected reservation record to the host computer, respectively; (B) forming a multidisplay image including the formed reservation image and a motion picture played back by the motion picture unit, and transmitting the formed multidisplay image to the display unit for display; (C) detecting a part operated by the pointing device on the displayed image; (D) if a part pointing operation for inputting the data of the reservation item is detected, displaying the inputted reservation item data on the reservation image; (E) if a part pointing operation for inquiring the reservation status
is detected after the inputted reservation item data have been displayed, forming a reservation status inquiry message for inquiring the reservation status related to the inputted reservation item data; (F) transmitting the formed reservation status inquiry message to the host computer; (G) receiving reservation status information indicative of selectable reservation record transmitted from the host computer in response to the inquiry message; (H) forming a list indicative of the selectable reservation record on the basis of the reservation status information, and displaying the formed list related to the part for selecting the reservation record on the reservation image; (I) if a part pointing operation for selecting the reservation object is detected after the reservation record list has been displayed, displaying thereservation record selected by the part pointing operation on the reservation image; (J) if a part pointing operation for requesting the reservation acquisition is detected after the selected reservation record has been displayed, forming a reservation request message for requesting a reservation acquisition related to the selected reservation record; (K) transmitting the formed reservation request message to the host computer; (L) receiving reservation acquisition information indicative of acquired reservation data transmitted from the host computer in response to the reservation request message; and (M) displaying the acquired reservation data on the reservation image on the basis of the acquired reservation information.