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Usb hub

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JP2001069165A
JP2001069165A JP23895499A JP23895499A JP2001069165A JP 2001069165 A JP2001069165 A JP 2001069165A JP 23895499 A JP23895499 A JP 23895499A JP 23895499 A JP23895499 A JP 23895499A JP 2001069165 A JP2001069165 A JP 2001069165A
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Takeshi Koura
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a universal serial bus(USB) hub which does not require an AC adapter. SOLUTION: A USB hub 1 has a nearly rectangular parallelopiped body 2 and on the surface of the body 2, a pair of plug edges 6 for power source are projected. One USB connector 3 of B type to be freely attachably and detachably connected with a USB cable from a personal computer(PC) or upstream USB hub is provided on the face of the body 2 perpendicular to the surface where the plug edges 6 are projected, and four USB connectors 4 of A type to be freely attachably and detachably connected with a USB cable from peripheral equipment or downstream USB hub are provided on the face confronted to the face where the USB connector 3 is provided. Besides, a communication control part for controlling communication between the PC and the peripheral equipment respectively connected to the USB connectors 3 and 4 and a power source circuit part, to which a commercial power source is supplied through the plug edges 6, for converting the power supply voltage of the commercial power source to a fixed DC voltage and supplying it to the communication control part are housed inside the body 2.

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【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、USBハブに関するものである。 BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to a USB hub.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】近年、パーソナルコンピュータ(以下、 In recent years, personal computers (hereinafter,
パソコンと言う)に周辺機器を接続するためのインターフェースとしてUSB(Universal Serial Bus)が注目されており、パソコン本体がUSBコネクタを1つ備えるだけで、USBハブを介して、最大127台のUSB Say PC) has attracted attention USB (Universal Serial Bus) is as an interface for connecting peripherals to, only PC comprises one USB connector, via a USB hub, up to 127 USB
機器をツリー状に接続することができる。 It is possible to connect devices in a tree. USBハブでは、パソコンとUSB機器との間の通信を制御する通信制御部が内部に設けられており、通信制御部の動作電源は、商用電源から電源供給され一定の直流電圧を出力するACアダプタから供給されていた。 AC adapter The USB hub, a communication control unit which controls the communication between the PC and the USB device are provided therein, the operation power supply of the communication control unit, which is power supplied from a commercial power supply and outputs a constant DC voltage It has been supplied from. また、USBハブは、USBハブに接続されるUSB機器(例えばマウスやキーボードなど)に対して1ポートあたり最大で5V Also, USB hub, 5V at maximum per port to the USB device connected to the USB hub (e.g., a mouse or a keyboard, etc.)
/500mAの電力を供給することが出来るよう規格で定められており、セルフパワーの場合はUSBハブ自身が電源を持ち、例えばACアダプタから供給された電力をUSB機器に供給している。 / Is defined by the standard to be able to supply power 500mA, in the case of self-powered supplies USB hub itself has a power, for example, the power supplied from the AC adapter to the USB device.

【0003】 [0003]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】上記構成のUSBハブでは、通信制御部やUSBハブに接続されるUSB機器に電源を供給するためACアダプタを用いており、US In the [0006] USB hub having the above configuration, and using an AC adapter for supplying power to the USB device connected to the communication control unit and the USB hub, US
Bハブとは別にACアダプタが必要になるという問題があった。 Apart from the AC adapter and the B hub there is a problem that becomes necessary. またACアダプタを造営面に配設されたコンセントやテーブルタップに接続すると、ACアダプタが邪魔になって残りの栓刃挿入口に他の機器の電源プラグを接続できないという問題があり、使い勝手が悪かった。 Also when the AC adapter is connected to the arranged outlets or strip the erecting surface, there is a problem that AC adapter can not connect the power plug of the other equipment to the rest of blade insertion slots in the way, usability is poor It was.

【0004】本発明は上記問題点に鑑みて為されたものであり、その目的とするところは、ACアダプタを不要にしたUSBハブを提供することにある。 [0004] The present invention has been made in view of the above problems, and an object is to provide a USB hub that eliminates the need for an AC adapter.

【0005】 [0005]

【課題を解決するための手段】上記目的を達成するために、請求項1の発明では、表面に複数のUSBコネクタが設けられた器体を備え、USBコネクタに接続されるUSB機器の間の通信を制御する通信制御部と、商用電源の交流電圧を一定の直流電圧に変換して前記通信制御部やUSBコネクタに接続されるUSB機器に供給する電源回路部とを前記器体内部に収納し、前記器体の表面には、電源回路部に電気的に接続された複数の栓刃が突設されて成ることを特徴とし、商用電源の交流電圧を直流に変換して通信制御部やUSB機器に供給する電源回路部は器体の内部に設けられ、電源回路部に電気的に接続された栓刃は器体の表面に突設されているので、栓刃を介して電源回路部に商用電源が供給され、電源回路部から通信制御部や To achieve the above object, according to the solution to ## in the invention of claim 1, comprising a device body having a plurality of USB connectors provided on the surface, between the USB device connected to the USB connector receiving a communication controller that controls communication, and a power supply circuit section for supplying the USB device to the device body portion connected to the communication control unit and the USB connector and converts the AC voltage of the commercial power source into a constant DC voltage and, on the surface of the device body, characterized by electrically connecting a plurality of plug pins are in the power supply circuit portion is formed by projecting, the communication control unit Ya converts the AC voltage of the commercial power source into DC power supply circuit for supplying the USB device is provided inside the device body, since the electrically connected blade in the power supply circuit portion is projecting from the surface of the device body, the power supply circuit section via the plug pins commercial power is supplied, the communication control unit Ya from the power supply circuit unit SB機器に電源を供給することができ、従来のUSBハブのように通信制御部やUSB機器に電源を供給するために、USBハブとは別にACアダプターを用いる必要がなく、ACアダプターを無くすことができる。 Can provide power to the SB equipment, to supply power to the communication control unit and the USB device as a conventional USB hub, it is not necessary to use a separate AC adapter and a USB hub, eliminating the AC adapter can.

【0006】請求項2の発明では、表面に複数のUSB [0006] In the present invention of claim 2, the plurality of surface USB
コネクタが設けられた器体を備え、USBコネクタに接続されるUSB機器の間の通信を制御する通信制御部と、商用電源の交流電圧を一定の直流電圧に変換して前記通信制御部やUSBコネクタに接続されるUSB機器に供給する電源回路部とを前記器体内部に収納し、前記器体からは、一端が電源回路部に電気的に接続されると共に他端に電源プラグが結線された電源ケーブルが引き出されて成ることを特徴とし、商用電源の交流電圧を直流に変換して通信制御部やUSB機器に供給する電源回路部は器体の内部に設けられ、電源回路部に電気的に接続された電源ケーブルが器体から引き出されているので、電源ケーブルの端部に結線された電源プラグを壁面などの造営面に配設されたコンセントに差し込むことにより、電源ケーブルを Connector comprising a obtained vessel body provided with a communication control unit which controls the communication between the USB device connected to the USB connector, the communication control unit and the USB converts the AC voltage of the commercial power source into a constant DC voltage and a power supply circuit section for supplying the USB device connected to the connector housed in the device body portion, from the device body, the power plug at the other end with one end electrically connected to the power supply circuit is connected power cable characterized by comprising drawn, the power supply circuit section for supplying to the communication control unit and the USB device to convert the AC voltage of the commercial power supply to the direct current provided inside the device body, the electric power supply circuit unit since connected power cables are led out from the device body, by inserting a power plug that is connected to an end of the cable into a power outlet disposed on the erecting surface such as a wall, a power cable して電源回路部に商用電源が供給され、電源回路部から通信制御部やUSB機器に電源を供給することができ、従来のUSBハブのように通信制御部やUSB機器に電源を供給するために、USBハブとは別にACアダプターを用いる必要がなく、ACアダプターを無くすことができる。 And commercial power is supplied to the power supply circuit unit, power can be supplied from the power supply circuit section to the communication control unit and the USB device, for supplying power to the communication control unit and the USB device as a conventional USB hub to, there is no need to use a separate AC adapter is a USB hub, it is possible to eliminate the AC adapter.

【0007】請求項3の発明では、請求項2の発明において、上記器体は多面体であって、USBコネクタが設けられた面及び電源ケーブルが引き出された面以外の面にマグネットが配設されたことを特徴とし、マグネットを金属面に磁着させることで、USBハブを床以外の場所に容易に設置でき、USBハブが床に転がって邪魔になることがない。 [0007] In the present invention of claim 3, characterized in that in the invention of claim 2, said device body is a polyhedron, a magnet is disposed on a surface other than the surface on which the USB connector is pulled out surfaces and power cable provided it is characterized by the, by magnetically attached to the magnet to a metal surface, a USB hub can be easily installed in a place other than the floor, never USB hub hinder rolling on the floor.

【0008】請求項4の発明では、請求項2の発明において、上記器体は多面体であって、USBコネクタが設けられた面及び電源ケーブルが引き出された面以外の面に、上記器体を被固定部に固定する固定金具を取り付けるための取付手段が設けられたことを特徴とし、取付手段を用いて器体に取り付けられた固定金具を被固定部に固定することによって、USBハブの器体を被固定部に確実に固定できる。 [0008] In the present invention of claim 4, characterized in that in the invention of claim 2, said device body is a polyhedron, the surface other than the surface on which the USB connector is pulled out surfaces and the power cable provided, the device body by characterized in that attachment means for attaching the fixing bracket to be fixed to the fixing portion is provided, to secure the fixing bracket attached to the device body with an attachment means to the fixed portion, the USB hub vessel the body can be reliably fixed to the fixed portion.

【0009】請求項5の発明では、請求項2乃至4の発明において、上記器体に、電源プラグの栓刃が挿入される栓刃挿入口及び刃受ばねを有する電源コンセント部を設け、電源コンセント部と電源ケーブルとを電気的に接続したことを特徴とし、電源コンセント部に電気機器からの電源コードを接続することにより、各電気機器に商用電源を供給することができる。 [0009] In the invention of claim 5, provided in the invention of claims 2 to 4, in the device body, a power outlet unit plug pins of the power plug has a blade insertion slots and blade receiving springs are inserted, the power supply the outlet portion and the power cable is characterized by being electrically connected, by connecting the power cord from the electrical device to the power outlet portion, it can be supplied to the commercial power supply to the respective electric devices. 而して、パソコンや周辺機器からのUSBケーブル及び電源コードを両方共にUSBハブに接続することができ、USBケーブルはU And Thus, it is possible to connect to both the USB hub USB cable and the power cord from the computer and peripherals, USB cable U
SBハブ、電源コードはテーブルタップというように、 SB hub, power cord and so strip,
USBケーブルと電源コードとを別々に接続する場合に比べて、纏まり良く配線することができ、配線の収納スペースが小さくなり、且つ、見栄えを良くできる。 A USB cable and the power cord as compared with a case of connecting separately, it is possible to improve the wiring unity, storage space of the wiring is reduced, and can improve the appearance. さらに、USBハブとテーブルタップとを併用する場合は両者のデザインが異なるため、外観の見栄えが悪いが、U Furthermore, since the design of the two are different if used in combination with a USB hub and strip is poor appearance of appearance, U
SBハブに電源コンセント部を設けているので、テーブルタップが不要になり、USBハブとテーブルタップのデザインが異なることによって、外観の見栄えが悪くなるということはない。 Since there is provided a power outlet portion SB hub, strip is not required by the design of the USB hub and strip are different, no external appearance of the appearance is deteriorated.

【0010】請求項6の発明では、請求項5の発明において、上記器体における電源コンセント部が設けられた面に、電気機器に直流を供給するACアダプターにおける栓刃の突設された接続面を載置するためのアダプター載置面を設けたことを特徴とし、ACアダプターの栓刃を電源コンセント部の栓刃挿入口に差し込み、アダプター載置面にACアダプターの接続面を載置することによって、ACアダプターをUSBハブに安定して接続できる。 [0010] In the invention of claim 6, characterized in that in the invention of claim 5, the power outlet portion of the device body formed surface, projecting from the connecting surface of the plug pins in the AC adapter to supply direct current to electrical equipment and characterized by providing an adapter mounting surface for mounting a plug to plug pins of the AC adapter to the blade insertion slots of the power outlet portion, placing the connection surface of the AC adapter to the adapter mounting surface that by, it can be connected to the AC adapter stable in USB hub.

【0011】 [0011]

【発明の実施の形態】本発明の実施の形態を図面を参照して説明する。 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION describing the embodiments of the present invention with reference to the drawings.

【0012】(実施形態1)本実施形態のUSBハブを図1乃至図3を参照して説明する。 [0012] (Embodiment 1) a USB hub in this embodiment with reference to FIGS. 1 to 3 will be described. このUSBハブ1の器体2は略直方体状であって、一面に電源用の栓刃6が一対突設されている。 The device body 2 of the USB hub 1 is a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape, the plug pins 6 for power supply is a pair projecting on one side. 栓刃6が突設された面と略直交する面には、パソコン又は上流のUSBハブからのUSB On the surface blade 6 is substantially the projecting from the surface orthogonal, USB from the PC or upstream USB hub
ケーブルが着脱自在に接続されるメス側のBコネクタ3 Female side cable is removably connected to B connector 3
が設けられ、Bコネクタ3が設けられた面と対向する面には、USB機器又は下流のUSBハブからのUSBケーブルが着脱自在に接続されるメス側のAコネクタ4が複数個(例えば4個)設けられており、Bコネクタ3とAコネクタ4との間は器体2の内部で電気的に接続されている。 Is provided, on the surface of B connector 3 is surface opposite that provided with USB devices or female side of the A connector 4 is a plurality of downstream USB cable from the USB hub is removably connected (for example, four ) is provided, between the B connector 3 and a connector 4 is electrically connected inside the device body 2. ここで、USBコネクタには、形状の異なるA Here, the USB connector, different shapes A
コネクタ4とBコネクタ3とがあり、逆差し防止のために上流用には前面が矩形状のAコネクタ4を用い、下流用には前面が略正方形状のBコネクタ3を用いている。 There is a connector 4 and B connector 3, is for upstream front with rectangular A connector 4 for preventing reverse insertion, the front is used substantially square B connector 3 for downstream.
尚、USBハブ1やUSB機器からパソコン側を見た時にパソコン側を上流、USBハブ1やUSB機器側を下流という。 It should be noted that, when viewed the PC side from the USB hub 1 or a USB device the PC side upstream, USB hub 1 and the USB device side is referred to as downstream.

【0013】また、器体2の内部には、Bコネクタ3やAコネクタ4に夫々接続されるパソコンやUSB機器の間の通信を制御する通信制御部(図示せず)や、商用電源から電源供給され、商用電源の交流電圧を一定の直流電圧に変換して通信制御部やUSBハブ1に接続されるUSB機器に供給する電源回路部5が収納されている。 [0013] Inside the device body 2, the power supply communication controlling unit that controls the communication between the computer and USB device are respectively connected to the B connector 3 and A connector 4 and (not shown), from a commercial power supply is supplied, the power supply circuit 5 supplies the USB device connected to the communication control unit and the USB hub 1 by converting an AC voltage of a commercial power source to a constant DC voltage is housed.
ここで、電源回路部5と栓刃6との間は電気的に接続されており、栓刃6を介して商用電源が電源回路部5に供給される。 Here, between the power supply circuit 5 and the blade 6 are electrically connected, the commercial power is supplied to the power supply circuit 5 via the blade 6. また、器体2における栓刃6が突設された面と対向する面には、各USBコネクタ4に対応して、動作状態を点灯状態に応じて表示する例えば発光ダイオードからなる点灯表示部7が設けられている。 Further, the device body on the surface of the plug pins 6 faces the projecting from the surface of 2, corresponding to each USB connector 4, light indicator 7 made of, for example, the light emitting diode to be displayed according to the operating state to the lighting state It is provided.

【0014】図3はUSBハブ1の使用状態を説明する説明図である。 [0014] FIG. 3 is an explanatory view illustrating a use state of the USB hub 1. USBハブ1に設けたBコネクタ3には、USBケーブル24bの端部に結線されたオス側のBコネクタ25bが接続され、USBケーブル24bを介してノート型のパソコン20がUSBハブ1に接続される。 The B connectors 3 provided USB hub 1, connected B connector 25b of the end portion is connected to the male end of the USB cable 24b is, notebook personal computer 20 is connected to the USB hub 1 via the USB cable 24b that. またUSBハブ1に設けたAコネクタ4には、U Also A connector 4 provided on the USB hub 1, U
SBケーブル24aの端部に結線されたオス側のAコネクタ25aが接続され、USBケーブル25aを介してマウス21やプリンター22やモデム(或いはTA)2 SB A connector 25a of the end portion is connected to the male end of the cable 24a is connected, a mouse 21, printer 22 and modem via the USB cable 25a (or TA) 2
3などのUSB機器が接続される。 USB devices such as 3 is connected. 尚、USBハブ1に接続されるUSB機器としては、マウス21、プリンター22、モデム(或いはTA)23以外にも、例えばキーボード、スキャナ、CCDカメラ、デジタルカメラ、 As the USB device connected to the USB hub 1, a mouse 21, a printer 22, a modem (or TA) other than 23, such as a keyboard, a scanner, CCD camera, a digital camera,
ジョイスティック、ハブ装置、スピーカなどがある。 Joystick, hub device, a speaker, and the like.

【0015】ここで、USBハブ1や、パソコン20 [0015] In this case, and USB hub 1, the personal computer 20
や、プリンター22、モデム(或いはTA)23などのUSB機器にはテーブルタップ26を介して商用電源が供給される。 And, a printer 22, a USB device such as a modem (or TA) 23 is a commercial power supply is supplied via the strip 26. テーブルタップ26には、一対の栓刃挿入口27と栓刃挿入口27の奥に収納された刃受ばね(図示せず)とで構成される電源コンセント部28が4口設けられている。 The strip 26, power outlet portion 28 constituted out with the back to the housed blade receiving springs of the pair of blade insertion slots 27 and blade insertion slot 27 (not shown) is provided 4-neck. またテーブルタップ26の一面からは、 Also from one surface of the strip 26,
刃受ばねに電気的に接続された電源コード29が引き出されており、電源コード29の先端には電源プラグ30 And power cord 29 that is electrically connected to the blade receiving spring is pulled out, the power plug 30 to the distal end of the power cord 29
が結線されている。 There has been connected. 電源プラグ30は、例えば壁面などの造営面に配設された所謂マルチメディアコンセント3 The power plug 30, for example a wall-called multimedia outlet 3 disposed erecting surface such as
2の電源コンセント部33に差し込まれ、電源コード2 Inserted into the second power outlet portion 33, the power cord 2
9を介してテーブルタップ26に商用電源が供給されており、各電源コンセント部28に、USBハブ1の栓刃6や、パソコン20及びプリンター22の電源プラグ2 9 and the commercial power is supplied to the strip 26 through to each power outlet portion 28, the plug pins 6 and USB hub 1, the power plug 2 of the personal computer 20 and a printer 22
0a,22aや、モデム(或いはTA)23用のACアダプター31を接続することにより、テーブルタップ2 0a, 22a and, by connecting the AC adapter 31 of the modem (or TA) for 23, strip 2
6を介して電源が供給される。 Power is supplied via the 6.

【0016】(実施形態2)本実施形態のUSBハブを図4乃至図7を参照して説明する。 [0016] (Embodiment 2) a USB hub in this embodiment with reference to FIGS explained. 実施形態1のUSB USB embodiment 1
ハブ1では、器体2に一対の栓刃6を突設しているが、 In the hub 1, while projecting a pair of plug pins 6 into the vessel body 2,
本実施形態のUSBハブ1では、器体2の一面から先端に電源プラグ9の結線された電源コード8が引き出されている。 In the USB hub 1 of the present embodiment, the power cord 8 which is connected to the power supply plug 9 to the tip from one surface of the device body 2 is pulled out. 而して、電源コード8の電源プラグ9を壁面等の造営面に配設された電源コンセントに接続すると、電源コード8を介して器体2内部に収納された電源回路部(図示せず)に商用電源が供給され、電源回路部は、商用電源を直流に変換して、通信制御部やUSBハブ1に接続されるUSB機器に供給する。 And Thus, when connecting the power plug 9 of the power cord 8 to a power outlet disposed on the erecting surface such as a wall (not shown) device body 2 the power supply circuit housed inside through the power cord 8 commercial power is supplied, the power supply circuit unit converts the commercial power into direct current, and supplies the USB device connected to the communication control unit and the USB hub 1. 尚、上述した実施形態1と同一の構成要素には同一の符号を付して、その説明を省略する。 Incidentally, the same components as the first embodiment described above are denoted by the same reference numerals, and description thereof is omitted.

【0017】器体2は略直方体状であって、上述した電源コード8は、器体2の面積が最小の面から引き出されている。 The instrument body 2 is a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape, power cord 8 described above, the area of ​​the device body 2 is drawn out from the minimum surface. 器体2における面積が最大の面(前面)には複数(例えば4個)の点灯表示部7が長手方向に沿って並設される。 The area up to the surface (front surface) in the device body 2 light indicator 7 of a plurality (e.g., four) are arranged along the longitudinal direction.

【0018】また、器体2における点灯表示部7が設けられた面と対向する面(背面)には、金属製の机やキャビネットなどに磁着されるマグネット10,10が両端部に配設されており、このマグネット10を例えば金属製の机やキャビネット等の金属面に磁着させることで、 Further, on a surface (back surface) which faces the surface to light indicator 7 it is provided in the device body 2, arranged at both ends magnet 10, 10 which are magnetically attracted such as a metal desk and cabinet are, by magnetically attached to the magnet 10 on the metal surface such as, for example, a metal desk or cabinet,
USBハブ1を床以外の場所に容易に設置でき、USB The USB hub 1 can be easily installed in a location other than the floor, USB
ハブ1が床に転がって邪魔にならないようにすることができる。 Can be the hub 1 so as not to get in the way lying around on the floor. さらに、器体2の背面略中央には、器体2を机の天板などの被固定部に固定する固定金具16を取り付けるための取付手段たる取付金具11が配設されている。 Further, on the back approximate center of the device body 2, the mounting means serving mounting bracket 11 for attaching the fixing bracket 16 for fixing the device body 2 to the fixed portion such as a top plate of a desk is provided. 取付金具11は略短冊状の板片からなり、板片の一部を切り起こすことによって、両端部で取付金具11に結合されると共に中央部が器体2の背面側に突出する突出片11a,11aが形成されており、各突出片11a Mounting bracket 11 is a substantially rectangular plate piece, protruding pieces 11a which protrude by cutting and raising a part of the plate piece, on the rear side central portion of the device body 2 while being coupled to the mounting bracket 11 at both ends , 11a are formed, the projecting piece 11a
の両側縁には側方に突出する爪片11b,11bが突設されている。 The both side edges of the claw piece 11b projecting laterally, 11b are projected.

【0019】一方、固定金具16は、取付金具11を介してUSBハブ1の器体2が固定される固定部17と、 Meanwhile, the fixing bracket 16 includes a fixing portion 17 that device body 2 of the USB hub 1 is fixed via the mounting bracket 11,
固定部17に結合され、固定部17との間に机の天板などの被固定部を挟持する略コ字状の挟持部18とで構成される。 Coupled to the fixed portion 17, and a substantially U-shaped holding portion 18 for holding the fixed portion such as a top plate of the desk between the fixed portion 17. 固定部17は、略コ字状の取付片17aと、取付片17aの両側片先端部から外側に突出する当接片1 Fixing unit 17, the contact piece 1 projecting a substantially U-shaped mounting pieces 17a, outward from opposite sides piece tip of the mounting piece 17a
7b,17bとを有している。 7b, and a 17b. 取付片17aには取付金具11の爪片11bと係止する溝17cが形成されており、溝17cと爪片11bとを係止させることによって、取付金具11(すなわちUSBハブ1の器体2)が固定部17に固定される。 The mounting piece 17a has pawl 11b and the locking grooves 17c of the mounting member 11 is formed, by engaging the the grooves 17c and claw piece 11b, mounting bracket 11 (i.e. device body 2 of the USB hub 1 ) it is fixed to the fixing portion 17. ここで、挟持部18の側片1 Here, side pieces 1 holding portion 18
8aと当接片17b,17bとの間に机の天板などの被固定部を挟持することにより、固定金具16が被固定部に固定され、USBハブ1の器体2が固定金具16を介して被固定部に確実に固定される。 8a and contact piece 17b, by pinching the fixed portion such as a top plate of a desk between 17b, fixing bracket 16 is fixed to the fixed portion, the device body 2 of the USB hub 1 a fixing bracket 16 It is securely fixed to the fixed portion through.

【0020】また、器体2における点灯表示部7が設けられた面と、電源コード8が引き出された面とに隣接する面の内、一方の面にはメス側のBコネクタ3が設けられ、この面と対向する面にはメス側のAコネクタ4が複数個(例えば4個)設けられており、Bコネクタ3とA Further, the surface on which the lighting display unit 7 is provided in the device body 2, of the surface adjacent to the surface where the power cord 8 is pulled out, B connector 3 female side is provided on one surface this is the surface opposite the surface a connector 4 of the female a plurality (e.g., four) are provided, B connector 3 and a
コネクタ4との間は器体2の内部で電気的に接続されている。 Between the connector 4 is electrically connected inside the device body 2.

【0021】図6はUSBハブ1の使用状態を説明する説明図である。 [0021] FIG. 6 is an explanatory view illustrating a use state of the USB hub 1. USBハブ1に設けたBコネクタ3には、USBケーブル24bの一端に結線されたオス側のBコネクタ25bが接続され、このUSBケーブル24 The B connectors 3 provided USB hub 1, B connector 25b one end of-connected male end of the USB cable 24b is connected, the USB cable 24
bを介してノート型のパソコン20が接続される。 Notebook personal computer 20 is connected via a b. またUSBハブ1に設けたAコネクタ4には、USBケーブル24aの端部に結線されたオス側のAコネクタ25が接続され、このUSBケーブル24aを介してマウス2 Also A connector 4 provided on the USB hub 1, A connector 25-connected male side is connected to an end of the USB cable 24a, the mouse 2 via the USB cable 24a
1やプリンター22やモデム(或いはTA)23などのUSB機器が接続される。 USB devices such as 1, a printer 22 and a modem (or TA) 23 is connected. 尚、USBハブ1に接続されるUSB機器としては、マウス21、プリンター22、 As the USB device connected to the USB hub 1, a mouse 21, a printer 22,
モデム(或いはTA)23以外にも、例えばキーボード、スキャナ、CCDカメラ、デジタルカメラ、ジョイスティック、ハブ装置、スピーカなどがある。 Modem (or TA) other than 23, such as a keyboard, a scanner, CCD camera, a digital camera, a joystick, a hub device, a speaker, and the like.

【0022】ここで、パソコン20や、プリンター2 [0022] In this case, the personal computer 20 and, printer 2
2、モデム(或いはTA)23などのUSB機器にはテーブルタップ26を介して商用電源が供給される。 2, the USB device such as a modem (or TA) 23 is a commercial power supply is supplied via the strip 26. テーブルタップ26には、一対の栓刃挿入口27と栓刃挿入口27の奥に収納された刃受ばね(図示せず)とで構成される電源コンセント部28が4口設けられている。 The strip 26, power outlet portion 28 constituted out with the back to the housed blade receiving springs of the pair of blade insertion slots 27 and blade insertion slot 27 (not shown) is provided 4-neck. またテーブルタップ26の一面からは、刃受ばねに電気的に接続された電源コード29が引き出されており、電源コード29の先端には電源プラグ30が結線されている。 Also from one surface of the strip 26, and the power cord 29 that is electrically connected to the blade receiving spring is pulled, the tip of the power cord 29 power plug 30 is connected. 電源プラグ30は、例えば壁面などの造営面に配設された所謂マルチメディアコンセント32の電源コンセント部33に差し込まれ、電源コード29を介してテーブルタップ26に商用電源が供給されており、各電源コンセント部28に、パソコン20及びプリンター22の電源プラグ20a,22aや、モデム(或いはTA)2 Power plug 30, for example, plugged into a power outlet portion 33 of a so-called multimedia outlets 32 disposed erecting surface such as a wall, and the commercial power is supplied to the strip 26 via the power cord 29, each power the outlet section 28, the power supply plug 20a of the personal computer 20 and printer 22, and 22a, a modem (or TA) 2
3用のACアダプター31を接続することにより、テーブルタップ26を介して電源が供給される。 By connecting the AC adapter 31 for 3, power is supplied through the strip 26.

【0023】(実施形態3)ところで、USBハブ1に接続されるパソコン20やUSB機器も電源が必要であるので、実施形態2のUSBハブ1では、USBハブ1 [0023] (Embodiment 3) By the way, since the personal computer 20 or a USB device connected to the USB hub 1 also requires power, the USB hub 1 embodiment 2, USB hub 1
とは別にテーブルタップ26を用い、パソコン20やU Apart from using a table tap 26 and, the personal computer 20 and U
SB機器からの電源コードはテーブルタップ26に、U Power cord from SB device to strip 26, U
SBケーブル24a,24bはUSBハブ1に接続しているが、本実施形態では、図8に示すように、USBハブ1の器体2に一対の栓刃挿入口12と栓刃挿入口12 SB cable 24a, while 24b is connected to the USB hub 1, in the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 8, a pair of plug pins to the device body 2 of the USB hub 1 insertion opening 12 and the blade opening 12
の奥に配置された刃受ばね(図示せず)とを有する電源コンセント部13を複数個(例えば4個)設けており、 The power outlet portion 13 and a back to arranged blade receiving springs (not shown) are provided a plurality (e.g., four),
パソコン20やUSB機器からの電源コード及びUSB Power cord and USB from the personal computer 20 or a USB device
ケーブル24a,24bを共にUSBハブ1に接続するようにしている。 Cable 24a, 24b together is to be connected to the USB hub 1. 尚、電源コンセント部13以外の構成は実施形態2と同様であるので、同一の構成要素には同一の符号を付して、その説明を省略する。 Note that the configuration other than the power outlet unit 13 is similar to that of Embodiment 2, the same components are denoted by the same reference numerals, and description thereof is omitted.

【0024】器体2は略直方体状であって、器体2における面積が最大の面(前面)には、上述した4個の電源コンセント部13と4個の点灯表示部7とが長手方向に沿って並設され、器体2における面積が最小の面からは電源コード8が引き出されている。 The instrument body 2 is a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape, the area up to the surface (front surface) in the device body 2, and four power outlet portion 13 described above and four light indicator 7 is longitudinal are arranged along the power cord 8 is pulled out area of ​​the vessel body 2 from the minimum surface. 器体2の内部には、 Inside the device body 2,
栓刃挿入口12から器体2内部に挿入される栓刃と電気的に接続される刃受ばね(図示せず)が、栓刃挿入口1 Blade receiving springs connected from the blade insertion slots 12 device body 2 inside the inserted plug pins and electrically (not shown), blade insertion slots 1
2に臨むようにして収納されており、この刃受ばねは電源コード8と電気的に接続されている。 So as to face the 2 are accommodated, the blade receiving springs are electrically connected to the power cord 8. 而して、電源コード8の先端に設けられた電源プラグ9を例えば壁面等の造営面に設けられた商用電源の電源コンセントに差し込むと、電源コンセント部13は商用電源から電源コード8を介して給電される構成となっており、電源コンセント部13に接続される機器に商用電源が供給される。 And Thus, when inserting the power plug 9 provided at the end of the power cord 8 to a power outlet of a commercial power supply provided erecting surface, for example a wall or the like, power outlet portion 13 through the power cord 8 from the commercial power source has a powered configurations, the commercial power is supplied to the devices connected to the power outlet portion 13.
また、器体2内部に設けられた電源回路部に商用電源が供給され、電源回路部は商用電源の交流電圧を直流電圧に変換して、通信制御部やUSBハブ1に接続されるU Moreover, commercial power is supplied to the power supply circuit provided in the device body 2, the power supply circuit unit converts the AC voltage of the commercial power source into a DC voltage, is connected to the communication control unit and the USB hub 1 U
SB機器に電源を供給する。 It supplies power to the SB equipment.

【0025】また、器体2における電源コンセント部1 Further, power outlet portion 1 of the device body 2
3及び点灯表示部7の設けられた面と、電源コード8の引き出された面とに夫々隣接する面には、点灯表示部7 3 and the surface provided with the light indicator 7, respectively to adjacent surfaces in the drawn-out sides of the power cord 8, light indicator 7
の並設された部位と対応する部位に、メス側のAコネクタ4が4個並設され、Aコネクタ4が並設された面と対向する面には、メス側のBコネクタ(図示せず)が1個設けられている。 The portions corresponding to the juxtaposed sites, A connector 4 of the female side is 4 Konami設, the surface A connector 4 is opposed to the juxtaposed surfaces, without the female side of the B connector (shown ) are provided one.

【0026】このように、USBハブ1の器体2には、 [0026] In this manner, the vessel body 2 of the USB hub 1,
パソコン又は上流のUSBハブ1からのUSBケーブルが接続されるBコネクタと、USB機器又は下流のUS And B connector PC or upstream USB cable from the USB hub 1 is connected, USB device or downstream of US
Bハブ1からのUSBケーブルが接続されるAコネクタ4と、コンセント部13とが設けられているので、パソコンやUSB機器の電源ケーブル及びUSBケーブルを両方共にUSBハブ1に接続することができる。 And A connector 4 USB cable from B hub 1 are connected, since the outlet portion 13 is provided, can be connected to the USB hub 1 the power cable and USB cable PC or USB device to both. したがって、電源ケーブルはテーブルタップ26に接続し、U Thus, the power cable is connected to the strip 26, U
SBケーブルはUSBハブ1に接続するというように、 SB cable and so connected to the USB hub 1,
電源ケーブルとUSBケーブルとを別々の箇所に配線する場合に比べて、電源ケーブルとUSBケーブルとを纏まり良く配線することができ、配線の収納スペースを小さくでき、且つ、見栄えも良くできる。 A power cable and USB cable as compared with the case of the wiring in separate locations, unity and power cable and USB cable may be able to interconnect, can reduce the storage space of the wiring, and can may look. また、USBハブ1とテーブルタップ26とを併用する場合は、USB Further, when used in combination with USB hub 1 and the strip 26, USB
ハブ1とテーブルタップ26のデザインが異なるため、 Since the design of the hub 1 and the table tap 26 is different,
外観の見栄えが悪いが、本実施形態ではテーブルタップ26が不要になるので、USBハブ1とテーブルタップ26のデザインが異なることによって、外観の見栄えが悪くなるということはない。 Although the appearance of the appearance is bad, because the strip 26 is not necessary in this embodiment, by the design of the USB hub 1 and the strip 26 are different, no external appearance of the appearance is deteriorated.

【0027】尚、本実施形態のテーブルタップでは、電源コンセント部13の栓刃挿入口12が略円弧状に形成されており、電源プラグの栓刃を栓刃挿入口12内に挿入して、電源プラグを回転させると、電源プラグの栓刃と刃受ばねとが係止して、電源プラグの抜け止めが行われるようになっているが、電源コンセント部13を2ピンの平行栓刃形としても良い。 [0027] In the strip of the present embodiment, blade insertion slots 12 of the power outlet portion 13 is formed in a substantially arcuate shape, by inserting the plug pins of the power plug blade insertion slot 12, If the power plug is rotated, with the plug pins and the blade receiving spring power plug is locked, but retaining the power plug is to be carried out, parallel plug pins form of power outlet portion 13 2 pin it may be. また、電源コンセント部13には接地極が設けられていないが、電源コンセント部13を接地極付の2ピンの抜け止め形としても良いし、接地極付の2ピンの平行栓刃形としても良い。 Further, although the power outlet portion 13 is not provided with the ground electrode, to the power outlet portion 13 may be stopped shaped omission of two-pin grounded Kiwametsuki, even parallel plug pins shaped two-pin grounded Kiwametsuki good.

【0028】また、図9(a)〜(d)に示すように、 Further, as shown in FIG. 9 (a) ~ (d),
4個の電源コンセント部13の内、両端に位置する2個の電源コンセント部13に隣接して、器体2の長手方向に延びる平坦なアダプター載置面14を形成しても良い。 Of the four power outlet portion 13, adjacent to the two power outlet 13 located at both ends, may be formed flat adapter mounting face 14 extending in the longitudinal direction of the device body 2. このアダプター載置面14はACアダプターの栓刃が挿入される側の接続面と略同じ大きさを有しており、 The adapter mounting surface 14 has substantially the same size as the connecting surface on the side where the plug pins of the AC adapter is inserted,
このACアダプターの接続面をアダプター載置面14に載置した状態でACアダプターの栓刃を、両端に位置するコンセント部13の栓刃挿入口12に差し込むことにより、ACアダプターをコンセント部13に機械的及び電気的に接続できるようになっている。 The plug pins of the AC adapter in a state of mounting the connection surface of the AC adapter to the adapter mounting surface 14, by inserting the blade insertion slots 12 of the outlet portion 13 located at both ends, the AC adapter to the outlet portion 13 It has to be mechanically and electrically connected.

【0029】而して、ACアダプターをUSBハブ1に接続するにあたっては、ACアダプターの接続面を平坦なアダプター載置面14に載置しながら、ACアダプターの栓刃を電源コンセント部13の栓刃挿入口12に差し込み接続することによって、ACアダプターがUSB [0029] In Thus, in order to connect the AC adapter to the USB hub 1 while placing the connection surface of the AC adapter to the flat adapter mounting surface 14, the plug pins of the AC adapter power outlet portion 13 stopper by connecting plug to the blade insertion slot 12, AC adapter USB
ハブ1の外側にはみ出すことがなく、安定して接続できる。 Without protruding to the outside of the hub 1 can be stably connected. これにより、ACアダプターがUSBハブ1から外れる恐れがなくなり、使用中にパソコンや周辺機器への電源が供給されなくなるという問題を解消できる。 This eliminates AC adapter is a possibility to deviate from the USB hub 1, it can be solved the problem of power supply to the PC and peripheral devices is not supplied in use. また、アダプター載置面14は、ACアダプターの接続面と同じ大きさを有しており、両端に位置する電源コンセント部13に接続されたACアダプターはアダプター載置面14内に納まるので、中央に位置する2個の電源コンセント部13がACアダプターで塞がれてしまうことはなく、その結果、ACアダプターをUSBハブ1に安定して支持できる構造でありながら、ACアダプターと一緒にプラグ等を接続することができる。 Further, the adapter mounting surface 14 has the same size as the connecting surface of the AC adapter, the AC adapter connected to the power outlet 13 located at both ends fit into the adapter mounting surface 14, the central never two power outlet portion 13 located will be blocked by the AC adapter, the result, yet structure the AC adapter can be stably supported by the USB hub 1, plugs with AC adapter it can be connected to.

【0030】図10はこのUSBハブ1の使用状態を説明する説明図である。 [0030] FIG. 10 is an explanatory view illustrating a use state of the USB hub 1. USBハブ1に設けたBコネクタ3には、USBケーブル24bの一端に結線されたオス側のBコネクタ25bが接続され、このUSBケーブル24bを介してノート型のパソコン20が接続される。 The B connectors 3 provided USB hub 1, connected B connector 25b one end of-connected male end of the USB cable 24b is, notebook personal computer 20 is connected via the USB cable 24b.
またUSBハブ1に設けたAコネクタ4には、USBケーブル24aの端部に結線されたオス側のAコネクタ2 The USB to A connector 4 is provided on the hub 1, USB cable 24a of the end portion A connector-connected male to 2
5が接続され、このUSBケーブル24aを介してマウス21やプリンター22やモデム(或いはTA)23などのUSB機器が接続される。 5 is connected, USB devices such as the USB cable 24a via the mouse 21, printer 22 and modem (or TA) 23 is connected. 尚、USBハブ1に接続されるUSB機器としては、マウス21、プリンター2 As the USB device connected to the USB hub 1, mouse 21, printer 2
2、モデム(或いはTA)23以外にも、例えばキーボード、スキャナ、CCDカメラ、デジタルカメラ、ジョイスティック、ハブ装置、スピーカなどがある。 2, the modem (or TA) other than 23, such as a keyboard, a scanner, CCD camera, a digital camera, a joystick, a hub device, a speaker, and the like.

【0031】さらに、パソコン20及びプリンター22 [0031] In addition, the personal computer 20 and a printer 22
の電源プラグ20a,22bや、モデム(或いはTA) Of the power supply plug 20a, and 22b, a modem (or TA)
23用のACアダプター31は、USBハブ1に設けられた電源コンセント部13に接続される。 AC adapter 31 for 23 is connected to the power outlet 13 provided in the USB hub 1. 一方、USB On the other hand, USB
ハブ1から引き出された電源コード8の電源プラグ9 Power plug 9 of the power cord 8 has been pulled out from the hub 1
は、壁面などの造営面に配設された所謂マルチメディアコンセント32の電源コンセント部33に接続されており、USBハブ1を介してUSBハブ1に接続されたパソコン20や周辺機器に商用電源が供給される。 It is connected to the power outlet portion 33 of a so-called multimedia outlets 32 disposed erecting surface such as a wall, a commercial power source to the personal computer 20 and peripheral devices connected to the USB hub 1 via a USB hub 1 It is supplied.

【0032】 [0032]

【発明の効果】上述のように、請求項1の発明は、表面に複数のUSBコネクタが設けられた器体を備え、US According to the present invention as described above, the invention of claim 1 includes a plurality of USB connectors a device body provided on the surface, US
Bコネクタに接続されるUSB機器の間の通信を制御する通信制御部と、商用電源の交流電圧を一定の直流電圧に変換して前記通信制御部やUSBコネクタに接続されるUSB機器に供給する電源回路部とを前記器体内部に収納し、前記器体の表面には、電源回路部に電気的に接続された複数の栓刃が突設されて成ることを特徴とし、 And supplies a communication control unit which controls the communication between the USB device connected to the B connector, the USB device connected to the communication control unit and the USB connector and converts the AC voltage of the commercial power source into a constant DC voltage and a power supply circuit housed in the device body portion, the surface of the device body, characterized by electrically connecting a plurality of plug pins are in the power supply circuit portion is formed by projecting,
商用電源の交流電圧を直流に変換して通信制御部やUS It converts the AC voltage of the commercial power source to a DC communication control unit and US
B機器に供給する電源回路部は器体の内部に設けられ、 Power supply circuit for supplying the B device is provided inside the device body,
電源回路部に電気的に接続された栓刃は器体の表面に突設されているので、栓刃を介して電源回路部に商用電源が供給され、電源回路部から通信制御部やUSB機器に電源を供給することができ、従来のUSBハブのように通信制御部やUSB機器に電源を供給するために、US Since electrically connected to plug pins to the power supply circuit portion is projecting from the surface of the device body, the commercial power is supplied to the power supply circuit section via the plug pins, the communication control unit and the USB device from the power supply circuit unit It can provide power to, to supply power to the communication control unit and the USB device as a conventional USB hub, US
Bハブとは別にACアダプターを用いる必要がなく、A There is no need to use a separate AC adapter and B hub, A
Cアダプターを省くことができる。 It is possible to omit the C adapter.

【0033】請求項2の発明は、表面に複数のUSBコネクタが設けられた器体を備え、USBコネクタに接続されるUSB機器の間の通信を制御する通信制御部と、 [0033] The invention according to claim 2, comprising a plurality of USB connectors provided with the device body to the surface, and a communication control unit which controls the communication between the USB device connected to the USB connector,
商用電源の交流電圧を一定の直流電圧に変換して前記通信制御部やUSBコネクタに接続されるUSB機器に供給する電源回路部とを前記器体内部に収納し、前記器体からは、一端が電源回路部に電気的に接続されると共に他端に電源プラグが結線された電源ケーブルが引き出されて成ることを特徴とし、商用電源の交流電圧を直流に変換して通信制御部やUSB機器に供給する電源回路部は器体の内部に設けられ、電源回路部に電気的に接続された電源ケーブルが器体から引き出されているので、電源ケーブルの端部に結線された電源プラグを壁面などの造営面に配設されたコンセントに差し込むことにより、 Converts the AC voltage of the commercial power source into a constant DC voltage accommodating said communication control unit and supplied to the USB device connected to the USB connector power supply circuit in the device body portion, from the device body, one end electrically power plug at the other end is connected is characterized by comprising been pulled out connected power cables, communication control unit converts an AC voltage of a commercial power supply into DC and USB device but to the power supply circuit unit power supply circuit section provided in the device body for supplying to, since the electrically connected power cables to the power circuit unit is pulled out from the device body, the wall power plug that is connected to an end of the power cable by inserting the provided outlets on erecting surface such as,
電源ケーブルを介して電源回路部に商用電源が供給され、電源回路部から通信制御部やUSB機器に電源を供給することができ、従来のUSBハブのように通信制御部やUSB機器に電源を供給するために、USBハブとは別にACアダプターを用いる必要がなく、ACアダプターを無くすことができるという効果がある。 Commercial power is supplied to the power supply circuit section via a power cable, the power can be supplied from the power supply circuit section to the communication control unit and the USB device, power to the communication control unit and the USB device as a conventional USB hub in order to supply, there is no need to use a separate AC adapter and a USB hub, there is an effect that it is possible to eliminate the AC adapter. 請求項2 Claim 2
の発明は、表面に複数のUSBコネクタが設けられた器体を備え、USBコネクタに接続された機器の間の通信を制御する通信制御部と、商用電源の交流電圧を一定の直流電圧に変換して前記通信制御部に供給する電源回路部とを前記器体内部に収納し、前記器体からは、一端が電源回路部に電気的に接続されると共に他端に電源プラグが結線された電源ケーブルが引き出されて成ることを特徴とし、商用電源の交流電圧を直流に変換して通信制御部に供給する電源回路部は器体の内部に設けられ、電源回路部に電気的に接続された電源ケーブルが器体から引き出されているので、栓刃を介して電源回路部に商用電源が供給され、電源回路部から通信制御部に動作電源を供給することができ、従来のUSBハブのように通信制御部に動作電源 The invention comprises a plurality of USB connectors provided with the device body to the surface, converting a communication control unit which controls the communication between the device connected to the USB connector, an AC voltage of a commercial power source to a constant DC voltage and a power supply circuit section for supplying to the communication control unit accommodated in the unit body part, from the device body, the power plug at the other end with one end electrically connected to the power supply circuit is connected characterized that the power cable comprising drawn, the power supply circuit section for supplying to the communication control unit converts the AC voltage of the commercial power supply to the direct current provided inside the device body is electrically connected to the power supply circuit since the power cable is drawn out from the device body, the commercial power is supplied to the power supply circuit section via the plug pins, it is possible to supply operating power from the power supply circuit section to the communication control unit, a conventional USB hub operating power supply to the communication control unit as 供給するために、USBハブとは別にACアダプターを用いる必要がなく、ACアダプターを無くすことができるという効果がある。 In order to supply, there is no need to use a separate AC adapter and a USB hub, there is an effect that it is possible to eliminate the AC adapter.

【0034】請求項3の発明は、請求項2の発明において、上記器体は多面体であって、USBコネクタが設けられた面及び電源ケーブルが引き出された面以外の面にマグネットが配設されたことを特徴とし、マグネットを金属面に磁着させることで、USBハブを床以外の場所に容易に設置でき、USBハブが床に転がって邪魔になることがない。 The invention of claim 3 is the invention of claim 2, said device body is a polyhedron, a magnet is disposed on a surface other than the surface on which the USB connector is pulled out surfaces and power cable provided it is characterized by the, by magnetically attached to the magnet to a metal surface, a USB hub can be easily installed in a place other than the floor, never USB hub hinder rolling on the floor.

【0035】請求項4の発明は、請求項2の発明において、上記器体は多面体であって、USBコネクタが設けられた面及び電源ケーブルが引き出された面以外の面に、上記器体を被固定部に固定する固定金具を取り付けるための取付手段を設けたことを特徴とし、取付手段を用いて器体に取り付けられた固定金具を被固定部に固定することによって、USBハブの器体を被固定部に確実に固定できるという効果がある。 The invention of claim 4 is the invention of claim 2, said device body is a polyhedron, the surface other than the surface on which the USB connector is pulled out surfaces and the power cable provided, the device body characterized in that a mounting means for attaching the fixing bracket to be fixed to the fixed portion, by fixing the fixed portion of the fixing bracket attached to the device body with an attachment means, a USB hub device body there is an effect that a reliably fixed to the fixed portion.

【0036】請求項5の発明は、請求項2乃至4の発明において、上記器体に、電源プラグの栓刃が挿入される栓刃挿入口及び刃受ばねを有する電源コンセント部を設け、電源コンセント部と電源ケーブルとを電気的に接続したことを特徴とし、電源コンセント部に電気機器からの電源コードを接続することにより、各電気機器に商用電源を供給できるという効果がある。 The invention of claim 5 is the invention of claim 2 to 4, in the device body is provided with a power outlet unit plug pins of the power plug has a blade insertion slots and blade receiving springs are inserted, the power supply the outlet portion and the power cable is characterized by being electrically connected, by connecting the power cord from the electrical device to the power outlet portion, there is an effect that can supply the commercial power to the respective electric devices. 而して、パソコンや周辺機器からのUSBケーブル及び電源コードを両方共にUSBハブに接続することができ、USBケーブルはUSBハブ、電源コードはテーブルタップというように、USBケーブルと電源コードとを別々に接続する場合に比べて、纏まり良く配線することができ、配線の収納スペースが小さくなり、且つ、見栄えを良くできる。 And Thus, in both the USB cable and the power cord from the computer or peripheral device can be connected to a USB hub, a USB cable is a USB hub, the power cord so that strip, separate the USB cable and power cord as compared with the case of connecting to, it is possible to improve the wiring unity, storage space of the wiring is reduced, and can improve the appearance.
さらに、USBハブとテーブルタップとを併用する場合は両者のデザインが異なるため、外観の見栄えが悪いが、USBハブに電源コンセント部を設けているので、 Furthermore, when used in combination with a USB hub and strip for design of both are different, but the appearance of the appearance is poor, since the provided power outlet portion to a USB hub,
テーブルタップが不要になり、USBハブとテーブルタップのデザインが異なることによって、外観の見栄えが悪くなるということはない。 Table tap is not required, by the design of the USB hub and the table tap is different, is not the fact that the appearance of the appearance is poor.

【0037】請求項6の発明は、請求項5の発明において、上記器体における電源コンセント部が設けられた面に、電気機器に直流を供給するACアダプターの栓刃が設けられた側の接続面を載置するためのアダプター載置面を設けたことを特徴とし、ACアダプターの栓刃を電源コンセント部の栓刃挿入口に差し込み、アダプター載置面にACアダプターの接続面を載置することによって、ACアダプターをUSBハブに安定して接続できるという効果がある。 The invention of claim 6 is the invention of claim 5, the surface on which the power outlet portion is provided in the device body, the side of the connection plug pins of the AC adapter for supplying direct current to electrical equipment provided and characterized by providing an adapter mounting surface for mounting a surface, insert the plug pins of the AC adapter to the blade insertion slots of the power outlet portion, placing the connection surface of the AC adapter to the adapter mounting surface it allows the effect of the AC adapter can be stably connected to the USB hub.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】実施形態1のUSBハブを示し、(a)は側面図、(b)は正面図、(c)は側面図、(d)は裏面図である。 [1] shows a USB hub embodiment 1, (a) is a side view, (b) is a front view, (c) is a side view, (d) is a rear view.

【図2】同上の外観斜視図である。 Figure 2 is an external perspective view of the same.

【図3】同上の使用状態を説明する図である。 3 is a diagram illustrating a use state of the same.

【図4】実施形態2のUSBハブを示し、(a)は正面図、(b)は側面図、(c)は裏面図、(d)は側面図である。 Figure 4 shows a USB hub embodiment 2, (a) is a front view, (b) is a side view, (c) is a rear view, (d) is a side view.

【図5】同上の分解斜視図である。 5 is an exploded perspective view of the same.

【図6】同上の使用状態を説明する図である。 6 is a diagram illustrating a use state of the same.

【図7】同上の一部省略せる分解斜視図である。 7 is an exploded perspective view, partly omitted to of the same.

【図8】実施形態2のUSBハブを示す分解斜視図である。 8 is an exploded perspective view illustrating a USB hub embodiment 2.

【図9】同上の別のUSBハブを示し、(a)は正面図、(b)は側面図、(c)は裏面図、(d)は側面図である。 9 shows another USB hub of the same, (a) represents a front view, (b) is a side view, (c) is a rear view, (d) is a side view.

【図10】同上の使用状態を説明する図である。 10 is a diagram illustrating a use state of the same.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

1 USBハブ 2 器体 3,4 USBコネクタ 6 栓刃 1 USB hub 2 unit body 3, 4 USB connector 6 blade

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    【特許請求の範囲】 [The claims]
  1. 【請求項1】表面に複数のUSBコネクタが設けられた器体を備え、USBコネクタに接続されるUSB機器の間の通信を制御する通信制御部と、商用電源の交流電圧を一定の直流電圧に変換して前記通信制御部やUSBコネクタに接続されるUSB機器に供給する電源回路部とを前記器体内部に収納し、前記器体の表面には、電源回路部に電気的に接続された複数の栓刃が突設されて成ることを特徴とするUSBハブ。 [Claim 1 further comprising a plurality of USB connectors provided with the device body to the surface, and a communication control unit which controls the communication between the USB device connected to the USB connector, a commercial power supply a constant DC voltage an AC voltage of converted to housing the said communication control unit and supplied to the USB device connected to the USB connector power supply circuit in the device body portion, the surface of the device body is electrically connected to the power supply circuit USB hub plurality of plug pins is characterized by comprising projecting a.
  2. 【請求項2】表面に複数のUSBコネクタが設けられた器体を備え、USBコネクタに接続されるUSB機器の間の通信を制御する通信制御部と、商用電源の交流電圧を一定の直流電圧に変換して前記通信制御部やUSBコネクタに接続されるUSB機器に供給する電源回路部とを前記器体内部に収納し、前記器体からは、一端が電源回路部に電気的に接続されると共に他端に電源プラグが結線された電源ケーブルが引き出されて成ることを特徴とするUSBハブ。 2. A comprising a plurality of USB connectors provided with the device body to the surface, and a communication control unit which controls the communication between the USB device connected to the USB connector, a commercial power supply a constant DC voltage an AC voltage of It converted to housing the said communication control unit and supplied to the USB device connected to the USB connector power supply circuit in the device body portion, from the device body, one end is electrically connected to the power supply circuit unit USB hub power plug into Rutotomoni other end, characterized by comprising been pulled out connected power cables.
  3. 【請求項3】上記器体は多面体であって、USBコネクタが設けられた面及び電源ケーブルが引き出された面以外の面にマグネットが配設されたことを特徴とする請求項2記載のUSBハブ。 Wherein said device body is a polyhedron, USB according to claim 2, wherein the magnet is disposed on a surface other than the surface on which the USB connector is pulled out surfaces and power cable provided hub.
  4. 【請求項4】上記器体は多面体であって、USBコネクタが設けられた面及び電源ケーブルが引き出された面以外の面に、上記器体を被固定部に固定する固定金具を取り付けるための取付手段が設けられたことを特徴とする請求項2記載のUSBハブ。 Wherein said device body is a polyhedron, the surface other than the surface on which the USB connector is pulled out surfaces and the power cable provided for attaching the fixing bracket for fixing the device body to the fixed part USB hub according to claim 2, wherein the attachment means is provided.
  5. 【請求項5】上記器体に、電源プラグの栓刃が挿入される栓刃挿入口及び刃受ばねを有する電源コンセント部を設け、電源コンセント部と電源ケーブルとを電気的に接続したことを特徴とする請求項2乃至4記載のUSBハブ。 5. A said instrument body, a power outlet portion having a blade insertion slots and blade receiving spring plug pins are inserted in the power plug is provided, that electrically connects the power outlet portion and power cable It claims 2 to 4 USB hub, wherein.
  6. 【請求項6】上記器体における電源コンセント部が設けられた面に、電気機器に直流を供給するACアダプターにおける栓刃の突設された接続面を載置するためのアダプター載置面を設けたことを特徴とする請求項5記載のUSBハブ。 6. A surface power outlet portion of the vessel body is provided, it provided the adapter mounting surface for mounting the projecting connection surface of the plug pins in the AC adapter to supply direct current to electrical equipment USB hub of claim 5, wherein a was.
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