CN100587648C - Multi-direction input device - Google Patents

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CN100587648C
CN100587648C CN200710004797A CN200710004797A CN100587648C CN 100587648 C CN100587648 C CN 100587648C CN 200710004797 A CN200710004797 A CN 200710004797A CN 200710004797 A CN200710004797 A CN 200710004797A CN 100587648 C CN100587648 C CN 100587648C
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神崎幸雄
佐佐木和彦
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The present invention provides a multi-directional input device having electric member on outside of the body shell, which is capable of realizing integrated miniaturization. The multi-directional input device 100 comprises a frame body 1; a first and a second drive member 2, 5 arranged on the frame 1 in inter-orthogonal direction, and is can be supported rotationally relative to the frame body 1;a operation shaft 4 for operate rotationally the drive member 1, 5. Rotation detection mechanisms 3, 3' comprise substrates forming resistance body; rotation body 3b, 3b' rotating with the drive member 2, 5, the substrates 3a, 3a' are directly arranged relative to outside of the frame body 1.

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Multi-directional inputting device
Technical field
The present invention relates to can be by operating the multi-directional inputting device of a plurality of electric components at an operating axis that moves up in many ways.
Background technology
It is all the time, known that have can be by operating the multi-directional inputting device of a plurality of electric components at an operating axis that moves up in many ways.Such multi-directional inputting device, for example patent documentation 1 is disclosed such, has: first linkage part that can rotate, it has slit pore in the longitudinal direction; Second linkage part that can rotate, its be configured in and the direction of the length direction quadrature of this first linkage part on and have an elongated slot; Body housing, it forms by described first and second linkage part is erected at inside; Operating axis, it is inserted and leads in described slit pore and described elongated slot, can be supported by the described second linkage part axle with fascinating; And a plurality of electric components, it is installed in the outside of described body housing, moves along described slit pore or described elongated slot by making described operating axis, can operate via described first and second linkage part.
In addition, described electric component contains rotating type adjustable resistor, and this rotating type adjustable resistor contains in housing as the lower part and constitutes, and has formed the substrate of resistive element that is:; Be used for making the self-cleaning contact of its resistance change with described resistive element sliding contact; And the rotor that can rotate integratedly with described first or second linkage part.
Patent documentation 1: TOHKEMY 2000-112552 communique
But, in recent years, be accompanied by the miniaturization of the product of having assembled described multi-directional inputting device, require the miniaturization of this multi-directional inputting device.But, the described rotating type adjustable resistor of installing in the outside of the body housing of multi-directional inputting device, owing to also have the housing that is used to accommodate them except having component parts such as substrate, so this housing is outstanding significantly from body housing, the result is the miniaturization of obstruction device integral body.
Summary of the invention
The present invention proposes in view of this point just, and purpose is to provide a kind of outside at body housing to have the multi-directional inputting device of electric component, and this multi-directional inputting device can be realized whole miniaturization.
Multi-directional inputting device of the present invention is characterized in that, has: shell; First and second driver part, it is configured in described shell on the direction of mutual roughly quadrature, and can be supported rotationally with respect to described shell; Functional unit, it is used for the rotating operation described first and second driver part; And turning feeler mechanism, the outside that it is configured in described shell is used to detect described first and the rotation of second driver part, and described turning feeler mechanism has: the substrate that has formed resistive element; With described resistive element sliding contact and be used to make the self-cleaning contact parts of its resistance change; And respectively can be with described first and the rotor of the second driver part unitary rotation, described substrate is directly installed with respect to the lateral surface of described shell.
According to this structure, owing to described substrate directly is installed, and do not need the housing of turning feeler mechanism, so turning feeler mechanism can not given prominence to miniaturization that can implement device integral body laterally significantly from shell with respect to the lateral surface of described shell.
In multi-directional inputting device of the present invention, preferably described shell forms by the bending sheet metal, and described substrate is fixed with respect to described shell.According to this structure, can make described substrate become simple with respect to the installation of described shell.
In multi-directional inputting device of the present invention, preferably, described rotor has and is linked to described first or the linking part of second driver part, and described rotor of dawn can be supported rotationally with respect to described shell.According to this structure, owing to there is no need to be provided in addition supporting the support component of rotor, so the simplification that can implementation structure and the reduction of manufacturing cost.
In multi-directional inputting device of the present invention, preferably, described rotor has: the chimeric teat of tubular, its quilt can chimericly rotationally be supported in the hole of the lateral surface setting of described shell; And groove, described groove is formed at this chimeric teat, constitutes the described linking part that engages with described first or second driver part.According to this structure, can be with simple structure, can be reliably, effectively described rotor is linked with respect to described first or second driver part, and can be supported on described shell rotationally.
In multi-directional inputting device of the present invention, preferably, also be provided with the base station of installing at described shell, the part of this base station forms the bellying that bloats to the outside of described shell, be provided with the support portion at this bellying, this support portion is supported on the external connection terminals that described substrate is provided with.According to this structure, supports outer splicing ear reliablely and stablely.
In multi-directional inputting device of the present invention, preferably, described support portion be connected to described substrate lower edge, carry out the location of this substrate.According to this structure, because the support portion can position and support external connection terminals and substrate, that is, because the support portion is used for the support of external connection terminals and the support of substrate, so can reduce number of components and external connection terminals and substrate are installed accurately.
In multi-directional inputting device of the present invention, preferably, be provided with the cover that covers described rotor from the upside of rotor at described shell.According to this structure, owing to can utilize described cover to prevent that impurity is attached to turning feeler mechanism (rotor), so can stop the misoperation etc. of the electric component that causes because of impurity.
According to multi-directional inputting device of the present invention, because with respect to the direct installation base plate of the lateral surface of shell, and do not need the housing of turning feeler mechanism, so turning feeler mechanism can be outstanding significantly laterally from shell, miniaturization that can implement device integral body.
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Fig. 1 is the integrally-built stereographic map of the multi-directional inputting device of expression an embodiment of the invention;
Fig. 2 is the exploded perspective view of the multi-directional inputting device of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is the stereographic map of framework of the multi-directional inputting device of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is the state of rotor has been removed in expression from the multi-directional inputting device of Fig. 1 a stereographic map;
Fig. 5 is the stereographic map of base plate of the multi-directional inputting device of Fig. 1;
Fig. 6 is the sectional view of the assembled state of the operating axis of multi-directional inputting device of Fig. 1 and operating body;
Fig. 7 is removing from the multi-directional inputting device of Fig. 1 under the state of framework, observes the stereographic map of multi-directional inputting device from the P direction of Fig. 1;
Fig. 8 is removing from the multi-directional inputting device of Fig. 1 under the state of framework, observes the stereographic map of multi-directional inputting device from the Q direction of Fig. 1;
Fig. 9 is the stereographic map of variation of the multi-directional inputting device of Fig. 1.
Among the figure: 1-framework (shell); 2,5-driver part; 3,3 '-turning feeler mechanism; 3a, 3a '-substrate; 3b, 3b '-rotor; 4-operating axis (functional unit); 8-base plate (base station); 91-through slot (linking part); 60-positioning supports portion (support portion); The 77-bellying; The chimeric teat of 89-; The 200-cover
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Below, describe embodiments of the present invention with reference to the accompanying drawings in detail.
Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 are the integrally-built figure of the multi-directional inputting device 100 of expression an embodiment of the invention.And at this moment, Fig. 1 is the stereographic map of the assembled state of multi-directional inputting device 100, Fig. 2 is the exploded perspective view of multi-directional inputting device 100.
As Fig. 1 and shown in Figure 2, the multi-directional inputting device 100 of present embodiment has framework (shell) 1, and this framework 1 bends iron plate (sheet metal) etc. by punching press etc. and forms.This framework 1 has upper plate 1e and four side plate 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, and inside is empty shape, and is the open approximate rectangular shape of downside.Central portion at upper plate 1e is formed with circular handle hole 1f.
Shown in Fig. 3 was clear and definite, three side plate 1a, 1c, 1d beyond side plate 1b were formed with circular hole respectively.Specifically, being formed with the circular hole 1g ' of band boss respectively, on the other hand, be formed with the circular hole 1g that is not with boss with side plate 1c opposing sideplates 1d with side plate 1b opposing sideplates 1a and the side plate 1c adjacent with these side plates 1a, 1b.
In addition, at two side plate 1c, the 1a (outside of framework 1) of the circular hole 1g ' that has formed the band boss, be separately installed with first and second turning feeler mechanism 3,3 that comprises rotating type adjustable resistor '.Specifically, shown in Fig. 1,2,4,7,8 etc., each turning feeler mechanism 3 (3 ') has: substrate 3a (3a '), and it has formed resistive element and conductor 90a, 90b, 90c (90a ', 90b ', 90c ') from the teeth outwards; Rotor 3b (3b '), it is supported on framework 1 by the circular hole 1g ' that can be embedded in corresponding side plate 1c (1a) rotatably; And self-cleaning contact parts (not diagram), it for example is set at rotor 3b (3b ') side, and comprise brush etc., this brush is gone up and is slided at resistive element and conductor 90a, 90c (90a ', 90c ') by the rotation that is accompanied by rotor 3b (3b '), make its contact position on resistive element and conductor 90a, 90c (90a ', 90c ') change (making the resistance change of variohm), the rotation of described later first and second driver part 2,5 that the mode with mutual interlock that detects disposes in framework 1.
At this moment, as Fig. 4 clearly shown in, the resistive element 90a (90a ') and the conductor 90c (90c ') that have formed on substrate 3a (3a ') with respect to the configuration of circular hole 1g ' near symmetrical ground, extend along the part of the periphery of circular hole 1g '.In addition, conductor 90b (90b ') is positioned between resistive element 90a (90a ') and the conductor 90c (90c '), and in a side identical, extend and be connected with resistive element 90a (90a ') by outer circumferential opposition side along circular hole 1g ' with conductor 90c (90c ') with respect to circular hole 1g '.That is, conductor 90b (90b ') becomes the electrode that is used for resistive element 90a (90a ') is applied voltage.In addition, conductor 90c (90c ') becomes the collector body of the output (voltage) that is used to take out rotating type adjustable resistor.
In addition, be provided with mounting hole 92 at each substrate 3a (3a '), the bottom that it lays respectively at each resistive element or conductor 90a, 90b, 90c (90a ', 90b ', 90c ') is used to install corresponding external connection terminals 71 (71 ').And in the upper end that these mounting holes 92 wait fixed outer splicing ear 71 (71 ') by riveted joint, feasible and corresponding resistive element or conductor 90a, 90b, 90c (90a ', 90b ', 90c ') conduct.
In addition, each substrate 3a (3a ') give prominence to the supporter 95 of setting and directly is installed on the side plate 1c (1a) by being positioned at approximate four jiaos of corresponding side plate 1c (1a).These supporters 95, by under chimerism, fastening with the recesses 51 that are provided with at four jiaos of each substrate 3a (3a '), and 4 supporting substrate 3a (3a '), but in addition, perhaps replace, also can substrate 3a (3a ') be mounted on side plate 1c (1a) by crimping or riveted and fixed etc.If so, then can carry out substrate 3a, 3a ' are installed on the operation of framework 1 simply, reliably.
In addition, do not having the side plate 1b of circular hole 1g, 1g ', be formed with the support portion 1h of semicircular shape in the position relative with the circular hole 1g ' of side plate 1a.In addition, framework 1 is provided with projection 1m, and this projection 1m is positioned at four bights of the lower end of side 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, and by the chimeric mounting hole 8a (with reference to figure 5) that is fixed in base plate 8 described later.
Cavity in framework 1 is inner, disposes first driver part 2 that is made of phosphor bronze sheet etc.This first driver part 2 is bent to form towards upside by punching press etc. and is the arched door shape, is formed with slit pore 2a along the length direction stamping-out of this arched door shape part.In addition, as Fig. 2 clearly shown in, the both ends of the length direction of first driver part 2 are crooked to the lower side, in this bending the end in diagram left side, by outstanding support portion 2b (also with reference to figure 7) that is formed with tubulose such as deep-draw processing.In addition, this support portion 2b is inserted in the circular hole 1g of side plate 1d and is supported rotationally by chimeric.
On the other hand, the other end of first driver part 2 (end among Fig. 2 shown in the right side) is bent to approximate U word shape, and forms the operation of components 2c of portion.The 2c of this operation of components portion and the rotor 3b of first turning feeler mechanism of installing at the side plate 1c of framework 13 fasten.Specifically, rotor 3b has the chimeric chimeric teat 89 (with reference to figure 7) that is inserted in the circular hole 1g ' of side plate 1c, the through slot (linking part) 91 of the lengthwise that has formed at this chimeric teat 89, the not chimeric revolvably 2c of operation of components portion (with reference to figure 1 and Fig. 7) that first driver part 2 is arranged.
So, in the present embodiment, first driver part 2 is set up in separately circular hole 1g ', the 1g of side plate 1c, the 1d of framework 1, the part that forms the arched door shape is in the state that framework 1 inside can be set up rotationally, make rotor 3b unitary rotation by utilizing operating axis 4 described later itself to rotate, can make the resistance change of variohm as previously mentioned.
In addition, at the slit pore 2a of first driver part 2, insert and to be connected with the knob 4a as the operating axis 4 of functional unit that can move along this slit pore 2a.Such operating axis 4 is made of synthetic resin etc., is made of described knob 4a and the 4b of tube portion that is integrally formed in the root side of this knob 4a.As Fig. 6 clearly shown in, the cylindrical wall that tube portion 4b has opened as downside and forming is formed with the incorporating section 4d that is used to take in spiral helicine recovery spring 7 described later in inside.In addition, at the 4b of tube portion, in the 4d of incorporating section, form axial region 4e coaxial and that extend downwards with knob 4a.This axial region 4e, only the length with regulation is outstanding downwards to the outside of incorporating section 4d for its bottom 4f.
In addition, operating axis 4 have the both sides convex of the 4b of tube portion give prominence to the axle 4c of branch, the 4c that has formed, the 4c of these branches, 4c by by axle in second driver part 5 described later, and can be in Fig. 2 the A-A direction shown in the arrow and B-B direction fascinate (swing).
Shown in Fig. 2, Fig. 7, Fig. 8 etc., at the downside of first driver part 2, with respect to first driver part 2 and the mode of quadrature disposes second driver part 5.This second driver part 5 is made of the synthetic resin material, and having profile in substantial middle portion is approximate rectangular support portion 5a.Centered on by four sidewall 5b around the 5a of support portion, in the inboard that is centered on by these sidewalls 5b, connect be formed with the elongated slot 5c of the upwardly extending approximate rectangular shape in side of the length direction quadrature of the slit pore 2a of first driver part 2.At (length direction at slit pore 2a is relative) pair of sidewalls 5b that the bearing of trend along elongated slot 5c extends, connect or be formed with holding section 5d, the 5d of the axle 4c of branch, the 4c that can engage operating axis 4 with the degree of depth concavity ground of regulation.
In addition, never the remaining pair of sidewalls 5b of holding section 5d, 5d is provided with the first and second arm 5f, the 5g of horizontally extending pair of right and left toward the outer side.At this moment, the first arm 5f with can install rotationally (supported) in second turning feeler mechanism 3 of the side plate 1a of framework 1 ' rotor 3b ' fasten.Specifically, rotor 3b ', have chimeric chimeric teat 89 ' (with reference to figure 2 and Fig. 8) that is inserted in the circular hole 1g ' of side plate 1a, be formed at this chimeric teat 89 ' lengthwise through slot (linking part) 91 ', the first arm 5f of second driver part 5 can't chimericly rotatably be arranged.On the other hand, the second arm 5g, be positioned at the support portion 1h of semicircle shape of side plate 1b and supported, and go up (with reference to figure 1 and Fig. 8) to the 9a of bar portion that its outstanding jag portion of outside is located at electric component that base plate 8 described later installs, for example pushbutton switch 9 etc. from support portion 1h.
Promptly, in the present embodiment, the first arm 5f of second driver part 5 be sticked in second turning feeler mechanism 3 ' rotor 3b ', and can be supported in framework 1 rotationally with rotor 3b ', the second arm 5g is positioned at the support portion 1h of semicircle shape of side plate 1b and is supported, thereby can be erected at rotationally in the framework 1, and can knee-action to the described outstanding end of the second outstanding arm 5g of outside from support portion 1h.
Bottom 4f at the operating axis 4 of the inside that is positioned at framework 1 is equipped with the operating body 6 that can move on the axis direction of operating axis 4.This operating body 6 is made of resin material, and (with reference to figure 6~Fig. 8), this base portion 6a profile is circular, and it is approximate plate-like that the bottom surface is bent to form to have base portion 6a at downside.In addition, be formed with boss portion 6b, connect in the central authorities of this boss portion 6b and be formed with axis hole 6c towards the interior side-prominent tubular of framework 1 at the central portion of this base portion 6a.And by the bottom 4f of operating axis 4 being inserted the axis hole 6c of operating body 6, the boss portion 6b of operating body 6 can be entrenched in the incorporating section 4d interior (with reference to figure 6) of the 4b of tube portion of operating axis 4 movably.
As Fig. 6 clearly shown in, in the incorporating section 4d of the 4b of tube portion of operating axis 4, dispose the recovery spring 7 that the volute spring by the elastic force with regulation constitutes.This recovers up and down the volume end difference courtyard face of Elastic Contact in the 4d of incorporating section and the boss portion 6c upper surface of operating body 6 of spring 7.In addition, this spiral helicine recovery spring 7 is inserted into the axial region 4e of operating axis 4, and the interior wall guided of an end (upper end) of the knob 4a side quilt tube 4b of portion, and the other end (bottom) is by the outer wall guided of boss portion 6b, thus, mobile being restricted all around.
At the downside of operating body 6, dispose the base plate (base station) 8 that lid closes the open lower side of framework 1.This base plate 8 is made of resin material, and profile forms approximate rectangular shape.In addition, around base plate 8, form sidewall 8b partly, be formed with the inner bottom surface 8c of flat condition in the inboard of these sidewalls 8b.And in the operating body mounting portion 59 of the central portion that is formed at this inner bottom surface 8c, Elastic Contact has operating body 6 under the effect of the application of force of recovering spring 7.
In addition, shown in Fig. 5 was clear and definite, base plate 8 had mounting hole 8a at four jiaos, four projection 1m of the lower end of the chimeric fixed frame 1 of this mounting hole 8a, and base plate 8 has the parts installation portion 8d that is used to install the electric component that for example comprises pushbutton switch 9 etc.The pushbutton switch 9 that is formed in the electric component of parts installation portion 8d installation has: can carry out the 9a of bar portion of opening/closing and a plurality of mounting terminal 9b that extend to the below of base plate 8 to the on-off circuit (not having diagram) of inside.
In addition, as shown in Figure 5, base plate 8 has the bellying 77,77 that bloats (with reference to figure 1, Fig. 4 etc.) with framework 1 assembling the time to the outside (side) of framework 1 at the position corresponding to side plate 1a, the 1c of framework 1 (install turning feeler mechanism 3,3 ' side plate).In addition, be provided with positioning supports portion 60 at these bellyings 77,77, it is right that this positioning supports portion 60 is used for: be positioned at the turning feeler mechanism 3,3 at these positions ' substrate 3a, 3a ' and in the external connection terminals 71,71 of substrate 3a, 3a ' installation ' support location.Specifically, each positioning supports portion 60 forms elongated recessed groove, and has: bottom surface 60a, its be connected to the lower surface (lower edge) of corresponding substrate 3a, 3a ' and external connection terminals 71,71 ' the sidepiece bellying, and as the supporting surface that they are supported; With three through holes 62, its insert logical corresponding three external connection terminals 71,71,71 (71 ', 71 ', 71 ').Three through holes 62, the compartment of terrain that has regulation on the 60a of bottom surface is arranged side by side, and makes the external connection terminals 71 (71 ') that is inserted into outstanding to the below of base plate 8.
Then, the example of order for the multi-directional inputting device 100 of assembling said structure describes.
At first, from opening of the framework 1 that installed and fixed substrate 3a, 3a ' lower side insert first driver part 2 of arched door shape, the 2c of its operation of components portion is inserted the circular hole 1g ' of sidewall 1c, and make the 2c of operation of components portion be sticked in the rotor 3b that is inserted in circular hole 1g ' in the same manner.In addition, the support portion 2b of first driver part 2 also is inserted in the circular hole 1g of side plate 1d.Thus, first driver part 2 becomes the state that is erected at framework 1 inside.
Then, make the 4b of tube portion of operating axis 4 be positioned at the elongated slot 5c of second driver part 5.Under this state, if by there not being illustrated anchor clamps etc. that operating axis 4 is pressed on elongated slot 5c, then sidewall 5b elastic deformation and be pressed the expansion laterally, the holding section 5d that the axle 4c of branch of convex, 4c button are sticked in the concavity that forms at sidewall 5b, operating axis 4 is supported in second driver part 5 by axle.
Then, make, and make knob 4a outstanding laterally from the handle hole 1f of framework 1 in slotting the leading to of knob 4a of the operating axis 4 of 5 supports of second driver part in the slit pore 2a of first driver part 2.Then, the first arm 5f of second driver part 5 is inserted in the circular hole 1g ' of the side plate 1a of framework 1, and makes the first arm 5f be sticked in the rotor 3b ' that is inserted into circular hole 1g ' in the same manner.In addition, also make the second arm 5g also be positioned at the support portion 1h of the side plate 1b of framework 1.Thus, second driver part 5 is in the state that is erected at framework 1 inside.
Then, the framework 1 of so having set up first and second driver part 2,5 in inside is inverted, the bottom that makes the framework of having opened 1 up.Then, will recover in the incorporating section 4d that spring 7 inserts the 4b of tube portion that is accommodated in the operating axis of being inverted 4.Afterwards, if the bottom 4f of operating axis 4 is inserted in the axis hole 6c of operating body 6, then the boss portion 6b of operating body 6 can be entrenched in the 4b of tube portion of operating axis 4 movably, and the boss portion 6b Elastic Contact of operating body 6 is in recovering spring 7 (with reference to figure 6).
And then, for the framework 1 of being inverted, the mode of the bottom of the framework of having opened with obturation 1, positioning reference according to the rules is inverted the base plate 8 of temporarily having fixed pushbutton switch 9 and is installed on parts installation portion 8.At this moment, the 9a of bar portion of pushbutton switch 9 be positioned at from the outstanding end relative position of support portion 1h to the second outstanding arm 5g of outside, and pushbutton switch 9 is fixedly remained in base plate 8 by the side plate of framework 1.Then, at last, if the illustrated a plurality of tongue piece that do not have in the formation such as side plate 1a, 1b of framework 1 is riveted, then base plate 8 is fixed in framework 1 by one, and under the effect of the application of force of recovering spring 7, operating body 6 Elastic Contact are in the inner bottom surface 8c of base plate 8, and as Fig. 1 and shown in Figure 4, operating axis 4 becomes upright neutral condition.Thus, finish the assembling of multi-directional inputting device 100.
Then, the action for the multi-directional inputting device 100 of said structure describes.
At first, when the knob 4a to operating axis 4 does not apply operating physical force zero load, shown in Fig. 1,4,7,8, under the effect of the elastic force of recovering spring 7, operating body 6 Elastic Contact are in the inner bottom surface 8c of base plate 8, the bottom surface of the plate-like of operating portion 6a becomes horizontality, and operating axis 4 becomes upright neutral condition.If make the slit pore 2a of the operating axis 4 of this neutral condition along first driver part 2, fascinate to arrow B shown in Figure 7-B direction, then second driver part 5 is that fulcrum rotates with the first and second arm 5f, 5g, the sliding contact on the inner bottom surface 8c of base plate 8 of the bottom surface of the base portion 6b of operating body 6 is moved, and just the part of the peripheral part of the bottom surface of base portion 6b is positioned on the inner bottom surface 8c of base plate 8, operating body 6 inclinations (operating body 6 is that the center swing is tilted with mounting portion 59).Under this state, operating body 6 overcomes the elastic force of recovering spring 7, and boss portion 6b is pressed in the incorporating section 4d of the 4b of tube portion of operating axis 4.In addition, second driver part 5 is rotated, then the turning feeler mechanism 3 that engages with the first arm 5f ' rotor 3b ' rotation, the resistance change of variohm.In addition, if remove the operating physical force that puts on operating axis 4, then under the effect of the elastic force of recovering spring 7, operating body 6 returns horizontality automatically, and operating axis 4 automatically restores to upright neutral condition.
On the other hand, if make the elongated slot 5c of operating axis 4 along second driver part 5, fascinate to arrow A shown in Figure 8-A direction, then first driver part 2 is that fulcrum rotates with support portion 2b and the 2c of operation of components portion.If first driver part 2 so rotates, the rotor 3b that then is installed on the turning feeler mechanism 3 of the side plate 1c operation of components 2c of portion engaging rotates the resistance change of variohm.In addition, the action of the operating body 6 of this moment because and make described operating axis 4 identical to the situation of arrow B-when the B direction is fascinated, so the omission explanation.
Then, the electric component that turning feeler mechanism 3,3 ' in addition is described is the operation of pushbutton switch 9.Arrow C direction pressing operation axle 4 at first, to the lower side.So second driver part 5 that combines with operating axis 4 applies to push on the 5d of holding section and increases the weight of, and is fulcrum with the first arm 5f, the second arm 5g moves to the lower side.So from the support portion 1h of the side plate 1b outstanding end knee-action of the second outstanding arm 5g laterally, the 9a of bar portion of pressing button switch 9 can carry out the opening of pushbutton switch 9.In addition, operating axis 4 to the pushing of arrow C direction, not only can when operating axis 4 is in neutral condition, carry out, can also when the resistance value that operating axis 4 is fascinated operate variohm, carry out.
As described above.In the multi-directional inputting device 100 of present embodiment, do not need owing to directly substrate 3a, 3a ' are installed on the lateral surface of framework 1 turning feeler mechanism 3,3 ' housing, so turning feeler mechanism 3,3 ' not can be outstanding significantly laterally from framework 1, miniaturization that can implement device integral body.In addition, in the multi-directional inputting device 100 of present embodiment, rotor 3b, 3b ' have the linking part 91,91 that links with first or second driver part 2,5 ', and can be supported by framework 1 rotationally.Therefore, there is no need to be provided in addition supporting the support component of rotor 3b, 3b ', the simplification that can implementation structure and the reduction of manufacturing cost.In addition, in the multi-directional inputting device 100 of present embodiment, because rotor 3b, 3b ' have: the chimeric teat 89,89 of tubular ', its quilt can chimericly rotationally be supported in the circular hole 1g ' of the lateral surface setting of framework 1; With through slot 91,91 ', its be formed at this chimeric teat 89,89 ', engage with first or second driver part 2,5, thus can reliably, effectively rotor 3b, 3b ' be linked to first or second driver part 2,5, thus can be supported on framework 1 rotatably.
In addition, in the multi-directional inputting device 100 of present embodiment, be provided with the base plate of installing in framework 18, the part of this base plate 8 is formed with the bellying 77 that bloats to the outside of framework 1, is provided with the positioning supports portion 60 at the external connection terminals 71,71 of substrate 3a, 3a ' setting ' support at this bellying 77.Therefore, can stablize, reliably supports outer splicing ear 71,71 '.In addition, in the multi-directional inputting device 100 of present embodiment, positioning supports portion 60 is connected to the lower edge of substrate 3a, 3a ', and substrate 3a, 3a ' are positioned.That is, positioning supports portion 60 be used for external connection terminals 71,71 ' support and the support of substrate 3a, 3a '.Therefore, can reduce number of components, external connection terminals and substrate can be installed accurately.
Fig. 9 is the figure of the variation of the described embodiment of expression.In this variation, framework 1 is provided with the cover 200 that covers rotor 3b, 3b ' from upside.Especially in the present embodiment, cover 200 length be the length from the complete covered substrate 3a of upside, 3a ' and rotor 3b, 3b ', covers 200 and flatly extends from the upper end of side plate 1a, 1c.According to this structure, owing to can utilize cover 200 to prevent that impurity is attached to turning feeler mechanism 3,3 ' (rotor 3b, 3b '), so can stop the misoperation etc. of the electric component that causes because of impurity.
The present invention is not limited to above-mentioned embodiment, can carry out various distortion and implement in the scope that does not break away from its purport.For example, in the above-described embodiment, though the axle 4c of branch of operating axis 4 sides forms convex, the holding section 5d of second driver part 5 forms concavity, also the 4c of axle branch can be formed concavity, and 5d forms convex with the holding section.In addition, in the above-described embodiment, as a plurality of electric components in the configuration of the outside of framework 1, turning feeler mechanism (variohm) 3,3 and pushbutton switch 9 have been enumerated, but also can dispose in the outside of framework 1 other can rotary manipulation electric component, electric component that perhaps can pressing operation.

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1. a multi-directional inputting device is characterized in that,
Have:
Shell;
First and second driver part, it is configured in described shell on the direction of mutual roughly quadrature, and can be supported rotationally with respect to described shell;
Functional unit, it is used for the rotating operation described first and second driver part; And
Turning feeler mechanism, the outside that it is configured in described shell is used to detect described first and the rotation of second driver part,
Described turning feeler mechanism has: the substrate that has formed resistive element; With described resistive element sliding contact and be used to make the self-cleaning contact parts of its resistance change; And respectively can be with described first and the rotor of the second driver part unitary rotation,
Described substrate is directly installed with respect to the lateral surface of described shell.
2. multi-directional inputting device as claimed in claim 1 is characterized in that,
Described shell forms by the bending sheet metal, and described substrate is fixed with respect to described shell.
3. multi-directional inputting device as claimed in claim 1 is characterized in that,
Described rotor has and is linked to described first or the linking part of second driver part, and described rotor can be supported rotationally with respect to described shell.
4. multi-directional inputting device as claimed in claim 3 is characterized in that,
Described rotor has: the chimeric teat of tubular, its quilt can chimericly rotationally be supported in the hole of the lateral surface setting of described shell; And groove, described groove is formed at this chimeric teat, constitutes the described linking part that engages with described first or second driver part.
5. multi-directional inputting device as claimed in claim 1 is characterized in that,
Also have the base station of installing at described shell, the part of this base station forms the bellying that bloats to the outside of described shell, is provided with the support portion at this bellying, and this support portion is supported the external connection terminals in described substrate setting.
6. multi-directional inputting device as claimed in claim 5 is characterized in that,
Described support portion be connected to described substrate lower edge, carry out the location of this substrate.
7. multi-directional inputting device as claimed in claim 1 is characterized in that,
Be provided with the cover that covers described rotor at described shell.
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