JP2004113477A - Game machine, and operation button unit for game machine - Google Patents

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JP2004113477A
JP2004113477A JP2002281133A JP2002281133A JP2004113477A JP 2004113477 A JP2004113477 A JP 2004113477A JP 2002281133 A JP2002281133 A JP 2002281133A JP 2002281133 A JP2002281133 A JP 2002281133A JP 2004113477 A JP2004113477 A JP 2004113477A
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Nobuo Fujii
藤井 伸生
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Olympia:Kk
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To prevent the resin part of an operation button from being damaged. <P>SOLUTION: This game machine is constituted in such a manner that an impact absorbing member 46 made of an elastic member such as an elastomer is provided on the back surface of a drop preventive flange 45a provided on one end of a base body 45 constituting a MAX betting button unit, and the base body 45 and the impact absorbing member 46 are molded in two colors. Also, when the MAX betting button unit is attached to the control panel of a slot machine, the impact absorbing member 46 is located between the flange 45a and a plate 56 of the control panel. Thus, even when the MAX betting button is operated just like hitting by the palm or the fist, the impact is absorbed by the impact absorbing member 46, and the flange 45a can be prevented from being damaged. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2004,JPO

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[0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a gaming machine such as a slot machine installed and used in a game arcade such as a pachinko parlor, and an operation button unit for the gaming machine incorporated in the gaming machine.
[0002]
[Prior art]
A slot machine installed and used in a game room such as a pachinko parlor is called a pachislot machine, and a certain value is given to a medal serving as a game medium, and a medal obtained by playing a game (game) is obtained. It can be exchanged for various prizes. This pachislot machine has a start lever that is operated to start a game, a bet button for making a medal bet at the time of a game, and a stop button for stopping a reel that rotates when the start lever is operated. And other various operation buttons. The player can play the game by operating the start lever and these buttons. Note that the medal bet includes, in addition to operating the bet button after inserting a medal from the medal insertion slot, operating the bet button using a credited medal.
[0003]
These operation buttons are incorporated into an opening provided on an operation panel of the gaming machine as an operation button unit integrated with a base for holding the operation buttons. At this time, when the operation button unit is inserted into the opening of the operation panel until the flange formed on the pedestal comes into contact with the operation panel, the locking claw formed on the outer wall surface of the pedestal and the operation panel The rear surface is locked so that the operation button unit is held at a predetermined position on the operation panel, and the operation button unit cannot be easily removed.
[0004]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
Among the operation buttons unitized and incorporated in such a pachi-slot machine, a MAX bet button and a stop button for performing the largest medal bet by one operation are formed larger than other operation buttons, and are easy for the player to operate. It has become. Generally, the operation of these operation buttons is performed by a finger. However, as the shape of the operation buttons increases, the number of players who operate with a palm, a fist, or a can of juice increases. As shown in FIG. 6, for example, in the case of operation by a finger, there is no problem because the impact applied to the operation button instantaneously during operation is small, but when the operation is performed by a palm or a fist, the operation is instantaneously performed. The impact on the button increases. The pedestal flange holds the operation button unit in place by abutting the operation panel.If an excessive impact is applied to the operation button, the flange will be broken from its base and the operation button There is a problem that it falls inside the pachislot machine.
[0005]
The present invention has been made in view of the above background, and has a gaming machine and a gaming machine operation button capable of preventing damage to a flange portion even when an excessive impact is applied when operating an operation button. The purpose is to provide a unit.
[0006]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
In order to achieve the above object, a gaming machine of the present invention includes an operation button operated according to a game state, and a holding member having a flange for holding the operation button at a predetermined position on an operation panel. And a shock absorbing member for absorbing a shock generated when the operation button is operated is provided between the flange and the operation panel. Note that the operation performed according to the game state includes, in addition to the operation performed during the game, the operation performed after the game is completed and the operation performed to start the game. In this case, it is preferable that the shock absorbing member is formed in two colors with the holding member.
[0007]
The operation button unit for the gaming machine includes an operation button operated in accordance with a game state, and prevents the operation button from falling into the inside of the gaming machine when the operation button is attached to an opening formed in an operation panel of the gaming machine. A holding member provided with a flange for performing the operation, and a shock absorbing member provided on the rear surface of the flange and along the flange, for absorbing a shock generated when the operation button is operated. The shock absorbing member and the holding member are molded in two colors.
[0008]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing the appearance of the slot machine of the present invention. In the slot machine 2, three display windows 5 to 7 are provided on a front door 4 of a housing 3, and a first reel 9a, a second reel 9b, and a third reel 9c are rotatable behind each of the display windows. Built in. As is well known, various pictures are arranged at a constant pitch on the outer periphery of the first to third reels 9a to 9c. When the reels are stopped, three pictures per reel are observed through the corresponding display windows. It has become so. An LCD panel 10 is arranged beside the display windows 5 to 7. The LCD panel 10 is provided for performing an effect by displaying an effect image or a moving image at the time of a game, and performing an assist display during a game in the AT mode.
[0009]
An operation panel 15 is provided below the display windows 5 to 7 and the LCD panel 10. The operation panel 15 is provided with various operation buttons such as a stop button 18 to 20, a start lever 21, and a payout button 22 in addition to the MAX bet button 16 and the bet button 17. Of these operation buttons, the MAX bet button 16 and the stop buttons 18 to 20 are frequently operated during a game, and thus are formed larger than other operation buttons. As will be described later in detail, the operation button and the start lever are incorporated in a unitized state with a pedestal functioning as a holding member, a detection switch (sensor) for detecting operation, and the like. A medal slot 23 is provided on the side of the operation panel 15, and a medal payout port 24 and a medal tray 25 are provided below the medal slot 23, respectively.
[0010]
As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the MAX bet button unit 30 includes a MAX bet button 16, a pedestal 31, a circuit board 34 on which a transmission type photo interrupter 32 and an LED 33 are attached, and a coil spring 35 as one unit. It is assembled. The MAX bet button 16 includes a pressing member 40 made of a colored translucent resin material, and a receiving member 41 holding the pressing member 40. A tongue piece 40b having an engagement hole 40a is provided on the upper surface and lower surface of the pressing member 40, and is engaged with a locking claw 41a formed on the upper surface and lower surface of the receiving member 41, so that pressing is performed. The member 40 and the receiving member 41 are integrally assembled.
[0011]
The receiving member 41 has a substantially rectangular cross section and a cylindrical shape. The front surface of the receiving member 41 is formed of a plurality of inclined surfaces inclined toward the rear surface side, and an opening 41b for inserting the LED 33 is formed at the center thereof. Thereby, the front surface functions as a light guide. Ribs 41c are formed on the rear side of the inclined surface, and one of the ribs 41c forms a blocking piece 41d. When the MAX bet button 16 is operated, the blocking piece 41d enters the gap of the transmission type photointerrupter 32, and it is detected that the MAX bet button 16 is operated. Further, a concave portion 41e is formed in the rib 41c, and the coil spring 35 enters into the concave portion 41e at the time of assembly so as to urge the MAX bet button 16 toward the front side.
[0012]
Locking claws 41c are formed on the left and right side surfaces of the receiving member 41. The locking claw 41c enters a recess (not shown) formed in the inner wall of the pedestal 31, which will be described later, prevents the MAX bet button 16 from being detached from the pedestal 31, and restricts the operation direction of the MAX bet button 16. ing.
[0013]
The pedestal 31 is formed by a pedestal main body 45 having a substantially square cross section and a cylindrical shape, and a storage lid 47 for storing the circuit board 34 attached to the rear surface of the pedestal main body 32. The pedestal 31 is formed of a resin material made of, for example, ABS resin or PC resin. At the front end of the pedestal body 45, a flange 45a is formed, which is in contact with a plate of the operation panel 15 of the slot machine 2 and serves as a drop prevention piece for holding the MAX bet button unit 30 at a predetermined position. I have. An impact absorbing member 46 made of an elastic member such as an elastomer is provided on the rear surface of the flange 45a and along the flange 45a. The shock absorbing member 46 is formed in two colors with the pedestal main body 45 to be integrally formed, and has a larger outer periphery than the opening 55 of the operation panel 15. When the MAX bet button unit 30 is attached, the shock absorbing member 46 absorbs the shock generated when the MAX bet button 16 is operated and is excessively large, while being sandwiched between the flange 45a and the plate of the operation panel 15 when the MAX bet button unit 30 is attached. This prevents the flange 45a from breaking when an impact is applied to the MAX bet button unit 30.
[0014]
The left and right side surfaces of the pedestal main body 45 are engaged with the rear surface of the plate of the operation panel 15 when the MAX bet button unit 30 is mounted on the operation panel 15 to prevent the MAX bet button unit 30 from being removed. A piece 45b is formed. Inside the pedestal main body 45, a holding portion 45c for holding a coil spring 35 incorporated between the pedestal main body 45 and the rear surface of the MAX bet button 16 is formed. An opening 45d is formed at the center of the holding portion 45c, and the LED 33 is inserted therethrough.
[0015]
The storage lid 47 is provided for storing the circuit board 34 as described above. A locking claw 47b is formed in a concave portion 47a on the upper surface and the lower surface of the storage lid 47, and is locked in an engaging hole 45f formed in a tongue piece 45e formed in the pedestal main body 45, thereby forming the pedestal. The main body 45 and the storage lid 47 are integrally held. An opening 47c is formed in the storage lid, and when the MAX bet button unit 30 is assembled, a connector 48 to be soldered to the circuit board 34 described later is exposed through the opening 47c.
[0016]
Electronic circuits are formed on the front and rear surfaces of the circuit board 34. Terminals of the transmission type photointerrupter 32, the terminals of the LEDs 33, and the terminals of the connector 48 are soldered to terminal connection portions of the electronic circuits. The transmission type photointerrupter 32 and the LED 33 are mounted on the front side of the circuit board 34, and the connector 48 is mounted on the rear side of the circuit board 34.
[0017]
Next, the operation of the slot machine of the present embodiment will be described. As shown in FIG. 3, the MAX bet button 16 in which the pressing member 40 and the receiving member 41 are integrated is assembled to the pedestal main body 45 together with the coil spring 35. At this time, the coil spring 35 is formed in the receiving member 41 against the bias of the coil spring 35 in a state where one end side is inserted into the concave portion 41e of the receiving member 41 and the other end side is inserted into the holding portion 45c of the pedestal body 45. The locking claw 42a is pushed until it is fitted into a recess formed in the inner wall of the base body 45. As a result, the MAX bet button 16 is urged toward the front side of the pedestal 31. Thereafter, the circuit board 34 to which the transmission type phototransistor 32, the LED 33, and the connector 48 are attached is assembled from the rear side of the pedestal body 45, and then the storage lid 47 is attached. Thus, the MAX bet button unit 30 is completed.
[0018]
As shown in FIG. 4, each operation button unit, start lever unit, and the like are assembled in an opening 51 of an operation panel 15 provided on a front door 4 of a housing 3 in which a reel unit, a power supply device, a hopper device, and the like are incorporated. For example, when assembling the MAX bet button unit 30 to the operation panel 15, the MAX bet button unit 30 is inserted into the opening 55 of the operation panel 15 and pushed to a predetermined position. When pushed into the predetermined position, the locking is performed by the rear surface of the plate 56 of the operation panel 15 and the locking piece 45b of the pedestal 45, and the MAX bet button unit 30 cannot be removed from the outside of the slot machine. The outer periphery of the shock absorbing member 46 formed on the pedestal 31 of the MAX bet button unit 30 is larger than the opening 55 of the operation panel 15, and the MAX bet button unit 30 pushed into a predetermined position and the opening 55 Since no gap is formed between them, cheating during the game can be prevented. After the MAX bet unit 30 is assembled to the operation panel 15, the connector 57 from the main control board and the connector 48 on the circuit board 34 are connected.
[0019]
While the slot machine 2 assembled in this manner is set in a game room such as a pachinko parlor, a game is played. For example, when the MAX bet button 16 is operated to be hit with a fist or a palm, an excessive Such a shock is absorbed by the shock absorbing member 46, thereby preventing the flange 45a formed on the pedestal main body 45 from being damaged. Further, since the flange 45a is not broken so as to be removed from the pedestal body 45, the MAX bet button 16 does not fall into the slot machine 2 together with the pedestal 31. This eliminates the need to frequently replace the operation button unit.
[0020]
In the present embodiment, the shock absorbing member is integrally formed on the rear surface of the flange formed on the pedestal body. However, the present invention is not limited to this. For example, as shown in FIG. After attaching the absorbing member 60, the conventional MAX bed button unit 61 may be attached so that the flange 62 of the pedestal and the shock absorbing member 60 are brought into contact with each other.
[0021]
In the present embodiment, an example of the MAX bet button unit has been described. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the present invention may be applied to other operation buttons such as a stop button.
[0022]
In the present embodiment, an example of a slot machine has been described as an example of a gaming machine. However, the present invention is not limited to this. For example, even if the present invention is implemented in a gaming machine such as a pinball game machine or a table game machine Good.
[0023]
【The invention's effect】
As described above, according to the gaming machine of the present invention, the shock absorbing member for absorbing the shock generated when the operation button is operated is provided between the flange formed on the holding member and the operation panel. Since an excessive impact applied when the user performs an operation of hitting with a fist or a fist can be absorbed, breakage of the flange formed on the holding member can be prevented. Further, by forming the shock absorbing member in two colors with the holding member, the number of assembling steps of the gaming machine can be reduced.
[0024]
Further, in the operation button unit for a gaming machine, a shock absorbing piece is provided on the rear surface of the flange and along the flange to absorb a shock generated when the operation button is operated. The operation button unit can be assembled with only the conventional man-hours because the components are molded in two colors, and when incorporated into a gaming machine, the shock absorbing member absorbs the corner impact, so the operation button unit Can be prevented, and it is not necessary to frequently replace the operation button unit.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing the appearance of a slot machine embodying the present invention.
FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view showing a configuration of a MAX bet button unit.
FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view illustrating a configuration of a MAX bet button unit.
FIG. 4 is a perspective view when a MAX bet button unit is assembled to an operation panel.
FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view showing another embodiment.
FIG. 6 is a graph showing an impact applied when operating an operation button.
[Explanation of symbols]
2 Slot machine 15 Operation panel 16 MAX bet button 30 MAX bet button unit 45 Base body 46 Shock absorbing member

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  1. In a gaming machine incorporating an operation button unit having an operation button operated according to a game state and a holding member provided with a flange for holding the operation button at a predetermined position on an operation panel,
    A gaming machine, wherein a shock absorbing member for absorbing a shock generated when the operation button is operated is provided between the flange and the operation panel.
  2. The gaming machine according to claim 1, wherein the shock absorbing member is formed in two colors with the holding member.
  3. An operation button operated in accordance with a game state, and a holding member provided with a flange for preventing the operation button from dropping into the inside of the game machine when attached to an opening formed in an operation panel of the game machine. In a game machine operation button unit having
    A shock absorbing member provided on the rear surface of the flange and along the flange for absorbing a shock generated when the operation button is operated is provided, and the shock absorbing member and the holding member are formed in two colors. Operation button unit for gaming machines.
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