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JP2004202204A
JP2004202204A JP2003198452A JP2003198452A JP2004202204A JP 2004202204 A JP2004202204 A JP 2004202204A JP 2003198452 A JP2003198452 A JP 2003198452A JP 2003198452 A JP2003198452 A JP 2003198452A JP 2004202204 A JP2004202204 A JP 2004202204A
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Takaaki Ichihara
Mutsumi Tsuboi
睦 坪井
高明 市原
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Daiichi Shokai Co Ltd
株式会社大一商会
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Provided is a technique for contributing to rationally mounting a game board in a game machine.
The gaming machine includes a mounting frame (211a) of a gaming machine main body (203) and a game board (221) mounted on the mounting frame, wherein one side edge of the game board and one side edge of the mounting frame, respectively. On the upper and lower sides, a projection is formed on one side and a guide groove is formed on the other, and the game board is coupled to the mounting frame through a relative fitting operation of the projection and the guide groove, and A gaming machine characterized in that the gaming machine is rotated substantially horizontally about a projection between a first position A opened and a second position B closed.
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[0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a rational mounting technique of a game board in a game machine such as a pachinko machine, an arrangement ball and the like.
[0002]
[Prior art]
An example related to a technique of mounting a game board in a gaming machine is disclosed in Patent Document 1 (Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2001-046688). In this disclosed document, a holding portion is provided on the back of a front door frame of a gaming machine, and a game board is inserted from an entrance of an insertion space formed in the holding portion and accommodated in the insertion space, whereby a front door frame is provided. Describes a technique for mounting a game board.
[0003]
The disclosed technology forms an insertion space capable of accommodating a game board on the back of the front door frame, and inserts the game board into the insertion space from the side, thereby easily attaching the game board to the front door frame. It is a configuration to pursue. However, the disclosed technology has a problem in that the depth (front-rear direction) of the game board must be matched to the shape of the entrance, and the depth shape is restricted. In addition, when installing the game board, since the connection work of the electric wiring for the symbol display device or the like arranged on the game board is complicated, such an electric wiring connection is required separately from the configuration in which the game board is mounted on the front door frame. There is a demand for the development of a technology for rationally fixing a game board to a game machine body, including a streamlining of work.
[0004]
[Patent Document 1]
JP 2001-046688 A
[0005]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
The present invention has been made in view of such a point, and an object of the present invention is to provide a technique that contributes to a reasonable mounting of a game board in a gaming machine.
[0006]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
In order to achieve the above object, the invention described in claim 1 is configured.
According to the first aspect of the present invention, a gaming machine including the mounting frame of the gaming machine main body and the game board mounted on the mounting frame is configured. Typically, a pachinko machine, an arrangement ball machine, and the like correspond to the gaming machine. In the gaming machine according to the present invention, a protrusion is formed on one side and a guide groove is formed on the other side of one side edge of the game board and one side edge of the mounting frame. The game board is coupled to the mounting frame through a relative fitting operation between the projection and the guide groove, and the projection board is moved between a first position opened with respect to the mounting frame and a second position closed with respect to the mounting frame. Are rotated substantially horizontally around the center.
[0007]
In addition, as the aspect in which the “projection and guide groove are formed”, in addition to the aspect in which the projection is formed directly on the mounting frame or the game board, the mounting bracket or the guide groove in which the projection is formed is formed in the mounting frame or the game board. And fixing the mounting bracket. The term “projection” typically corresponds to a cylindrical pin (axis), but includes an elliptical shape, a square shape, and the like in addition to a cylindrical shape. The “relative fitting operation” is typically performed from the front (front) side of the gaming machine. Further, the “closed second position” is a concept including not only a completely closed position but also a position immediately before reaching a completely closed position.
[0008]
Generally, a game board is a member among the members constituting a game machine because the board itself is heavy and a display device, a winning device, or an electrical device or a control board for driving the device is arranged. It becomes heavy. For this reason, it can be said that the member is highly required to highly rationalize workability at the time of manufacturing a gaming machine or replacing a gaming board. According to the present invention configured as described above, after connecting one side edge of the game board to one side edge of the mounting frame through the fitting operation of the protrusion and the guide groove, the game board is mounted around the protrusion. The game board is rotated substantially horizontally from a first position opened to the frame to a second position closed, and the game board is attached to the mounting frame at the second position by using, for example, an appropriate fastening means (lock mechanism). Can be fixed.
[0009]
That is, according to the present invention, when the game board is mounted on the mounting frame, the game board is coupled to the mounting frame by fitting the projection into the guide groove, and then the game board is rotated toward the mounting frame. By performing the operation, it is possible to rationally perform the mounting operation on the mounting frame of the game board. That is, since the game board is directly attached to the attachment frame, the structure can be simplified.
In addition, at the time of the mounting operation of the game board, it is possible to support the weight of the game board by placing the lower edge of the game board on the lower edge of the mounting frame with the projections fitted in the guide grooves. . For this reason, the subsequent rotation operation of the game board or the work of fastening to the mounting frame can be performed in a stable state.
[0010]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
(1st Embodiment)
Hereinafter, a gaming machine 201 according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings. In the present embodiment, a pachinko machine is used as the gaming machine 201. As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the gaming machine main body 203 is attached to the outer frame 205. The gaming machine main body 203 includes a front frame 211, and a mounting frame 211a for mounting the game board 221 is integrally formed on the back side (rear side) of the front frame 211. The mounting frame 211a may be formed separately from the front frame 211. The mounting frame 211a corresponds to the “mounting frame” in the present invention. Although not shown, a mechanism plate, a glass door frame, a front plate, and the like are attached to the front frame 211, and the gaming machine main body 203 is configured by these components. FIG. 1 shows the game board 221 at the attachment / detachment position, and FIG. 2 shows the game board 221 at the stop position.
FIGS. 3 to 6 show the configuration of the mounting frame 211a among the components constituting the gaming machine main body 203. FIG. 3 to 6 show a state in which the game board 221 is not connected. 7 to 9 show the detailed structure of the game board 221. In addition, left and right and front and rear in the following description are directions when the gaming machine is viewed from the front.
[0011]
The game board 221 is configured to be attached to the attachment frame 211a from the front side of the front frame 211, and is roughly attached by performing the following operation. First, as a first step, the operator mounts the upper and lower mounting pins 227 (see FIG. 7 or FIG. 8) provided on the left side edge of the game board 221 with the upper and lower pin guide grooves provided on the left side edge of the mounting frame 211a. 215 (see FIGS. 5 and 6). As a result, the game board 221 is coupled to the mounting frame 211a through the fitting operation of the upper and lower mounting pins 227 and the upper and lower pin guide grooves 215, and is located at the game board attaching / detaching position A (see FIG. 1). Next, as a second step, the game board 221 is horizontally rotated around the mounting pin 227 so that the right side of the game board 221 is directed to the right side of the mounting frame 211a. As a result, the game board 221 is moved to the game board fixing position B (see FIG. 2) to be fixed in the mounting frame 211a. Next, as a third stage, the game board 221 moved to the game board fixing position B is fixed to the mounting frame 211a via the lock means 251 and 253. By performing the above three steps, the game board 221 is mounted on the mounting frame 211a. The left side edge corresponds to the “one side edge” in the present invention.
[0012]
Next, a specific description will be given of a mounting structure for realizing a first step of coupling the game board 221 to the mounting frame 211a and a second step of rotating the game board 221 to a position to be fixed. .
As shown in FIGS. 7 and 8, the game board 221 is formed by a game area 223 surrounded by rails whose front part (front part) is arranged in a substantially circular shape. Note that, for convenience, illustration and description of board components such as nails, winning portions, gate portions, and the like, display devices, and the like to be provided in the game board region 233 are omitted. At the upper end and the lower end of the left side edge of the game board 221, a fixing metal fitting 225 integrally provided with a cylindrical mounting pin 227 whose axial direction is the vertical direction as a coupling means to the mounting frame 211 a of the game board 221. Is fixed. In the present embodiment, two mounting pins 227 are arranged on the upper and lower fixing brackets 225 side by side at predetermined intervals in the left-right direction.
[0013]
On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 3, FIG. 5, and FIG. 6, a fixing bracket 213 having a pin guide groove 215 for fitting the mounting pin 227 of the game board 221 at the upper and lower portions of the left side edge of the mounting frame 211a. Is fixed. The upper and lower pin guide grooves 215 are formed in the same shape in plan view. As shown in detail in FIG. 6, the pin guide groove 215 has an opening 215a for inserting a pin formed on the front side (front side) of the mounting frame 211a and a predetermined inclination angle with respect to the front side of the mounting frame 211a. It has a pin guide linear region 215b that extends linearly toward the left rear side, and a hook-shaped folded portion 215c that is formed continuously at the end (rear side) of the linear region 215b. The above-described pin guide groove 215 corresponds to a “guide groove” in the present invention.
[0014]
The hook-shaped folded portion 215c is formed in an arc shape centered on the point X shown in FIG. 17, and constitutes a pin rotating portion that allows the two mounting pins 227 to rotate. The linear region 215b corresponds to the “first region” in the present invention, and the hook-shaped folded portion 215c including the end of the linear region 215b corresponds to the “second region” and the “rotation allowance” in the present invention. Area ". In addition, the opening 215a of the pin guide groove 215 has a frontage wider than the pin guide groove 215 to form a pin guide portion 215d in order to facilitate the fitting (entering) of the mounting pin 227. This pin guiding portion 215d corresponds to a “guiding portion” in the present invention.
[0015]
Next, the first stage of the operation of attaching the game board 221 to the attachment frame 211a will be described with reference to FIG. When the worker holds the game board 221 and moves (slides) the two mounting pins 227 from the opening 215a of the pin guide groove 215 into the linear area 215b (see the two-dot chain line in FIG. 17), Until the preceding mounting pin 227 reaches the end (turning point) of the linear region 215b, the two mounting pins 227 are in sliding contact with the linear region 215b at two positions in the front and rear directions of the movement direction, that is, turning. It is moved linearly with movement restricted. Accordingly, during this time, the game board 221 is linearly moved while maintaining a predetermined inclination angle (the inclination angle of the pin guide groove 215) with respect to the mounting frame 211a, and the right edge is separated from the mounting frame 211a. It is combined in the state. Thus, the work of the first stage in the work of mounting the game board 221 has been performed, and this state is shown in FIG.
[0016]
Next, the second stage of the mounting operation will be described. In the above connection state, the preceding mounting pin 227 reaches the end (turning point) of the linear region 215b (see the solid line in FIG. 17). At this position, the rotation restriction of the mounting pin 227 is released. Therefore, when the right edge of the game board 221 is pushed toward the right edge of the mounting frame 211a, the preceding mounting pin 227 is moved in an arc along the hook-shaped folded portion 215c and reaches the folded end. . At this time, the succeeding mounting pin 227 retreats a little in the linear area 215b from the previously entered position, and both mounting pins 227 straddle the boundary 215e formed between the linear area 215b and the folded end. (See the broken line in FIG. 17).
[0017]
That is, the two front and rear mounting pins 227 are located opposite to each other across the boundary 215e, and in this position, the two mounting pins 227 are in directions other than the rotation return direction (the left-right direction and the front-rear direction when viewed from the gaming machine body). ) Is restricted. The boundary 215e corresponds to the “movement restricting part” in the present invention. Due to the movement (rotation) of the two mounting pins 227 as described above, the game board 221 is horizontally rotated about the point X, which is the center of the arc of the folded portion 215c, as a rotation center. It is moved to the position where it should be fixed. Thus, the work of the second stage in the mounting work of the game board 221 has been performed, and this state is shown in FIG.
[0018]
In this manner, the game board 221 is coupled to the mounting frame 211a through the fitting operation by the linear movement of the mounting pin 227 and the pin guide groove 215, and in the coupled state, the open position separated from the mounting frame 211a shown in FIG. Opening / closing rotation (hereinafter, simply referred to as “rotation”) between (hereinafter, referred to as a game board attaching / detaching position A) and a closed position (hereinafter, referred to as a game board stopping position B) close to the mounting frame 211a shown in FIG. I do. The game board attaching / detaching position A corresponds to the “first position” in the present invention, and the game board fixing position B corresponds to the “second position” in the present invention.
[0019]
As described above, in the present embodiment, the game board 221 is connected to the mounting frame 11 through the fitting operation of the mounting pin 227 and the pin guide groove 215 set between the game board 221 and the mounting frame 211a. The configuration is such that: Therefore, after the mounting pin 227 is fitted into the pin guide groove 215 and moved to a predetermined position, the game board 221 is rotated toward the mounting frame 211a side by performing a simple operation such that the mounting frame of the game board 221 is mounted. The work of attaching to the 211a can be performed rationally. Moreover, since the game board 221 is mounted on the mounting frame 211a via the mounting pins 227 and the pin guide grooves 215, the number of components can be reduced and the structure can be simplified.
[0020]
Further, in the present embodiment, in the structure in which the game board 221 is coupled to the mounting frame 211a through the fitting operation of the pin guide groove 215 and the mounting pin 227, the game board 221 has the mounting pin 227 having the pin guide groove 215. , That is, only when it is located at the game board attaching / detaching position A, it can be turned to the game board fixing position B, and cannot be turned during the fitting operation. For this reason, it is possible to avoid the problem that the game board 221 unexpectedly turns to the attachment frame side 211a during the fitting and interferes with the attachment frame 211a and is damaged, and the game board 221 is attached to the attachment frame 211a. Can be turned to the proper mounting position to stop.
[0021]
Next, a description will be given of a fastening configuration for implementing an operation of fastening the game board 221 rotated to the game board fastening position B to the mounting frame 211a as a third stage. Locking means for fixing the game board 221 to a region below the right side edge of the mounting frame 211a and an area above the right side edge as a so-called dead space, which is outside the game area 223 of the game board 221. 241 and 251 are provided. Hereinafter, the locking means 241 and 251 will be described.
[0022]
As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the lock means 241 on the side of the mounting frame 211 a is provided with a lock handle 243 that can be rotated left and right about a horizontal axis 245 that is orthogonal to the front surface of the mounting frame 211 a. Mainly composed. When the game board 221 is rotated to the mounting position, the lock handle 243 protrudes forward from a lock hole 229 provided in a lower area on a right edge of the game board 221 that is outside the game area 223. By manually rotating the lock handle 243, the lock handle 243 is detachably engaged with the hole periphery 229 a of the lock hole 229 in a state where the hole periphery 229 a is pressed toward the mounting frame 211 a, The lower edge of the board 221 is fixed.
[0023]
On the other hand, as shown in FIGS. 15 and 16, the locking means 251 on the game board 221 side mainly includes a lock handle 253 that can be rotated in the front-rear direction about a horizontal shaft 255 parallel to the game board surface as a rotation fulcrum. It is constituted by. The lock handle 253 has a lock portion 253a at an upper end portion and an operation knob 253b at a lower side, and the lock portion 253a is arranged from the rear side with respect to a locking piece 257 formed on the mounting frame 211a side. The upper edge portion of the game board 221 is fixed by engaging while pressing and pressing (relatively pressing the game board 221 toward the mounting frame 211a). In this fixed state, the locking claw 253c provided on the operation knob 253b side is retained by being locked to the locking portion 221a formed on the game board 221 using elastic deformation. . The locking piece 257 is formed on a metal plate fixed to the mounting frame 211a, and the locking portion 221a is formed on a metal plate fixed to the game board 221.
[0024]
Thus, the game board 221 is connected to the upper and lower portions of the left side edge portion of the mounting frame 211a through the fitting operation of the mounting pin 227 and the pin guide groove 215 to the left side edge portion of the mounting frame 211a. The two portions are fixed to the mounting frame 211a by being fixed by the lock handles 243 and 253.
[0025]
The lock release by the lock handle 253 is performed by releasing the locking of the locking claw 253c with the locking portion 221a and pulling out the lock handle 253, and in this state, pulling the lock handle 253 forward. 221 can be rotated in a direction away from the mounting frame 211a (see FIG. 15). In other words, the lock handle 253 is configured to also serve as a handle for removing the game board 221, and the operation direction for unlocking the game board 221 rotates the game board 221 from the game board fixing position B to the game board attaching / detaching position A. A rational configuration that matches the direction in which it is performed is realized.
[0026]
As described above, in the present embodiment, the configuration in which the lock handle 253 is disposed on the front surface of the game board 221, particularly, the configuration in which the lock handle 253 is disposed using the upper area of the right edge as a dead space deviating from the game area 223. By doing so, it is possible to secure a relatively large space as an arrangement space for the lock handle 253, as compared with a configuration in which the lock handle 253 is arranged in a conventional mounting frame. As a result, the lock handle 253 can be formed in a relatively large size to increase the ability of the game board to be fastened to the mounting frame, and to improve the operability of the fastening operation or the fastening release operation.
[0027]
In the present embodiment, the operation direction for fastening or releasing the lock handle 253 at or near the game board fastening position B of the game board 221 is the game board fastening position B of the game board 221. Or, it is configured so as to substantially coincide with the pressing or pulling direction for opening and closing in the vicinity thereof. More specifically, when the lock handle 253 for fastening the game board 221 is rotated, the pressing direction for fastening at or near the game board fastening position B is determined by the rotation of the game board 221. The game board fixing position B or its position in the turning operation of the lock handle 253 for releasing the fixing of the game board 221 substantially coincides with the pressing direction for closing the game board fixing position B at or near the game board fixing position B. The pulling direction for releasing the fastening in the vicinity substantially matches the pulling direction for opening in or near the game board fastening position B in the rotating operation of the game board 221. For this reason, the fixing operation or the releasing operation of the game board 221 by the lock handle 253 can be rationally performed as a series of continuous work forms in relation to the rotation operation of the game board 221. Thereby, the workability of attaching or detaching the game board 221 to or from the attachment frame 211a is improved.
[0028]
Further, in the present embodiment, the lock handle 253 and the handle are also used, and pressing for opening and closing the game board 221 at or near the game board fixing position B of the game board 221 using the handle is performed. Alternatively, the pulling direction is configured to substantially coincide with the operation direction of the lock handle 253 for fastening or releasing the game board 221. More specifically, the pressing direction for closing at or near the game board fixing position B in the turning operation of the game board 221 by the handle is the game board fixing position B or in the turning operation of the lock handle 253. The direction in which the lock handle 253 is rotated is substantially the same as the pressing direction for fastening in the vicinity thereof, and the pulling direction for opening in the game board fastening position B or in the vicinity thereof in the turning operation of the game board 221 by the handle is determined by the rotation of the lock handle 253. The pulling direction at or near the game board fixing position B in the moving operation is substantially the same as the pulling direction for releasing the fixing. Thereby, the attaching operation or the removing operation of the game board 221 can be performed by a continuous operation without waste. For this reason, workability can be improved.
[0029]
Next, a connector for connecting an electric device arranged on the game board 221 side and an electric device arranged on the mounting frame 211a side will be described. The game board 221 is provided with a game board side connector 237a in an area above the left side edge on the back side (see FIG. 8), and a mounting frame side connector 273a is correspondingly provided in an area above the left side edge of the mounting frame 211a. (See FIGS. 3 and 5). The game board side connector 237a and the mounting frame side connector 273a are formed in a pair of male and female shapes with the left / right direction being an engaging / disengaging direction (pulling / pulling out direction), and the operation of connecting the above described game board 221 to the mounting frame 211a (game) (Movement operation to the board attaching / detaching position A) through one-touch operation.
Further, a game board side connector 237b is arranged in a region above the right side edge of the game board 221 (see FIG. 8), and a mounting frame side connector 273b is correspondingly provided in a region above the right side edge of the mounting frame 211a. (See FIG. 4). The game board side connector 237b and the mounting frame side connector 273b are formed in a pair of male and female shapes having a generally front-rear direction as an engagement / disengagement direction (pull-out direction), and the game board 221 is positioned at the game board stop position B (FIG. 1). (See FIG. 1), and can be engaged in a one-touch manner.
[0030]
Note that a plurality of electrical contacts are arranged inside each of the connectors 237a, 237b, 273a, and 273b, and the electrical contacts are connected to each other by the engagement of the corresponding connectors 237a, 237b, 273a, and 273b. And the electric equipment on the gaming machine main body 203 side are electrically connected to each other. Examples of the electric device on the game board 221 include a main board and a sub-board used to drive and control a display device, an audio device, and a light emitting device. For example, a power supply substrate, a prize ball payout device control substrate, a launch device control substrate, and the like correspond to this.
[0031]
Of the above connectors, a mounting frame side connector 273a arranged on the left side edge of the mounting frame 211a is rotatably mounted on the mounting frame 211a via a connector holder 261 in a horizontal plane. When connecting to the 211a, it is configured to be corrected so that the direction of the mounting frame side connector 273a matches the direction of the game board side connector 237a.
[0032]
Hereinafter, the connector correcting means for correcting the orientation of the mounting frame side connector 273a will be described with reference to FIGS. As shown in FIG. 5, the connector holder 261 is rotatably mounted on the mounting frame 211a via a support shaft 263. A horizontal plate 265 is provided on the upper part of the connector holder 261. When the game board 221 is connected to the mounting frame 211a, the mounting pin 227 on the upper end side of the game board 221 fits into the plate 265. Are formed. In addition, the plate 265 is disposed in a stacked manner on the lower surface of the fixture 213 in which the above-described pin guide groove 215 is formed. The pin engagement groove 267 has a pin insertion opening 267a on the right side and extends linearly in the left-right direction, and the extending direction is parallel to the direction (engagement direction) of the mounting frame side connector 273a. Is set to In a state before the game board 221 is connected to the mounting frame 211a, the opening 267a is located at a position where the opening 267a substantially vertically overlaps the opening 215a of the pin guide groove 215 by a spring (not shown), and the pin engaging groove 267 is provided. Are biased and held at a position where the extending direction intersects with the extending direction of the linear region portion 215b of the pin guide groove 215, that is, an initial position (shown by a solid line in FIG. 19).
[0033]
Thus, when the mounting pin 227 is fitted into the pin guide groove 215, the mounting pin 227 can be securely fitted into the pin engaging groove 267. In addition, the opening 267a of the pin engaging groove 267 has a frontage wider than the pin engaging groove 267 to facilitate the fitting (entering) of the mounting pin 227, thereby forming a pin guiding portion 267b. (See FIG. 19). The pin guiding section 267b corresponds to the “guiding section” in the present invention.
[0034]
On the other hand, the direction (engagement direction) of the game board side connector 237a is set to be parallel to the extending direction of the linear region 215b of the pin guide groove 215. For this reason, as shown in FIG. 19, when the mounting pins 227 of the game board 221 are fitted into the pin guide grooves 215 of the mounting frame 211a in order to couple the game board 221 to the mounting frame 211a, the mounting pins 227 are connected to the connector holder 261. In the pin engagement groove 267 of the first embodiment. When the mounting pin 227 moves linearly in the linear region 215b of the pin guide groove 215, the mounting pin 227 is moved in the direction in which the pin engaging groove 267 extends in the direction in which the linear region 215b of the pin guide groove 215 extends. The plate 265 is pressed against the spring force so as to face. As a result, the connector holder 261 is rotated in the horizontal plane with the support shaft 263 as a fulcrum, and the orientation of the connector 273a is corrected (indicated by a two-dot chain line in FIG. 19). The mounting pin 227 corresponds to the “pressing portion” in the present invention, and the plate 265 having the pin engagement groove 267 corresponds to the “pressed portion” in the present invention. The center of rotation of the connector holder 261 via the support shaft 263 is set on the center line of rotation of the game board 221 (point X shown in FIGS. 17 and 19). The pin engagement groove 267 corresponds to the “engagement groove” in the present invention.
[0035]
As described above, in the present embodiment, the direction in which the pin engaging groove 267 extends while the mounting pin 227 moves along the linear region 215b of the pin guide groove 215 extends the length of the linear region 215b of the pin guide groove 215b. By matching the existing direction, the engagement direction of the mounting frame side connector 237a and the game board side connector 273a is configured to be matched, and after the engagement direction is matched, the mounting frame side connector 273a and the game board side connector 237a are connected. Is performed.
[0036]
When the game board 221 is coupled to the mounting frame 211a or when the game board 221 is rotated to the game board fixing position B due to the dimensional tolerance or assembling error of the game board 221 and the mounting frame 211a, The game board side connector 237a and the mounting frame side connector 273a, or the game board side connector 237b and the mounting frame side connector 273b are relatively displaced, and may not be able to be engaged well. In order to cope with such a case, the mounting portions of the game board side connectors 237a and 237b to the game board 221 and the mounting portions of the mounting frame side connectors 273a and 273b to the mounting frame 211a are all or part of them. The configuration is such that the positional relationship with respect to the mounting portion in the up-down direction, the left-right direction, or the front-rear direction is appropriately shifted, and the position of the connector is appropriately changed at the time of engagement to enable fine adjustment of the positional relationship between the connectors.
[0037]
The configuration enabling such fine adjustment of the connector mounting portion is a game board side connector 237a arranged on the left side upper area on the back side of the game board 221 and a game board arranged on the right side edge upper area. Each of the side connectors 237b is realized. First, the mounting structure of the game board side connector 237a arranged in the upper region of the left edge of the game board 221 will be described with reference to FIGS. In the present embodiment, a case is shown in which two game board side connectors 237a are arranged vertically. A connector holder 275 made of a synthetic resin is fixed to the game board 221. The connector holder 275 has a pair of upper and lower engagement grooves 275a extending in the front-rear direction. The connector 237a has a rectangular parallelepiped connector body 237a2 and upper and lower flanges 237a1 connected to the connector body 237a2. Then, the connector 237a has the flange portion 237a1 inserted into the engagement groove 275a of the connector holder 275 from the back side, and the movement in the left-right direction (connecting / removing direction of the connector) in FIG. The movement, that is, the movement in the plane direction is allowed (see FIGS. 9 and 11).
[0038]
A connector holding frame 277 made of synthetic resin having an inner peripheral shape larger than the outer peripheral shape of the connector main body 237a is attached to the connector holder 275, and the connector main body 237a2 is loosely inserted in the connector holding frame 277. It is fitted in a fitting manner. That is, in the connector 237a, the outer peripheral surface of the connector main body 237a2 has a predetermined gap C1 (see FIG. 10) with respect to the inner peripheral surface of the connector holding frame 277, and the connector 237a moves up and down within the range of the gap C1. A shift in the front-rear direction (a surface direction intersecting with the engagement direction) is possible. Thereby, when the game board side connector 237a and the mounting frame side connector 273a are engaged, the relative displacement between the connectors 237a and 273a is adjusted. The above-mentioned vertical and front-back directions correspond to “plane direction” in the present invention.
[0039]
The connector holding frame portion 277 is attached to the frame mounting portion 275b in a one-touch manner by inserting the connector holding frame portion 277 toward the frame mounting portion 275b formed on the connector holder 275 from the engaging direction of the connector 237a. The connector body 237a2 is loosely fitted. The connector holding frame portion 277 has a pair of upper and lower locking claws 277a. When the connector holding frame portion 277 is inserted into the frame mounting portion 275b, the upper and lower locking claws 277a are formed in the locking grooves 275c formed in the frame mounting portion 275b. (See FIG. 11).
[0040]
Next, with respect to the game board side connector 237b arranged in the upper region of the right edge of the game board 221, the mounting frame side based on the turning operation of the game board 221 from the game board attaching / detaching position A to the game board stopping position B. The mounting structure of the game board side connector 237b for enabling fine adjustment and correction so that the engagement direction coincides with the connector 273b will be described with reference to FIGS. In this embodiment, a case is shown in which two game board side connectors 237b are arranged on the left and right. A connector holder 279 made of synthetic resin is fixed to the back side of the game board 221. The connector holder 279 integrally has a cylindrical connector holding frame portion 279a penetrating in the front-rear direction and having an inner peripheral shape larger than the outer peripheral shape of the connector main body portion 237b2 of the connector 237b to be retained. The connector body 237b2 of the connector 237b is inserted into the frame 279a from the front.
[0041]
The connector 237b is in a state where the upper and lower flange portions 237b1 are in contact with the upper and lower flange portions 279b of the connector holder 279 from the insertion direction (see FIG. 13), and the connector insertion side end surface (front side) of the connector holding frame portion 279a. The connector main body 237b2 is prevented from falling off by an elastically deformable locking claw 279c (see FIG. 14) formed in (2). That is, the connector 237b is restricted from moving in the engaging and disengaging direction (front-rear direction) with respect to the connector holder 279, and the connector holding frame portion 279a is provided in the left and right and up and down directions as a plane direction intersecting with the engaging and disengaging direction. Is movable within a range of a gap C2 between the inner peripheral surface of the connector body 237b2 and the outer peripheral surface of the connector main body 237b2. Thereby, when the game board side connector 237b and the mounting frame side connector 273b are engaged, the relative displacement between the connectors 237b and 273b is adjusted. The above vertical and horizontal directions correspond to the “plane direction” in the present invention. In the connector holder 279, upper and lower flange portions 279b are fixed to the back surface of the game board 221 by screws 278.
[0042]
By the way, the connector 237b inserted into the connector holding frame part 279a, when the electric wire 274 connected to the connector 237b is wired so as to be drawn to the left side on the back of the game board 221 as shown in FIG. The electric wire 274 is inclined rightward with respect to the game board surface by the elastic force caused by the elastic bending of the electric wire 274 (see a two-dot chain line in the drawing). Such an inclination may hinder the engagement with the mounting frame side connector 273b. Therefore, in this embodiment, an appropriate number (two in FIG. 12) of elastically deformable correction plates 279d inclined toward the inner peripheral surface side are integrated with the side surface portion of the connector holding frame portion 279a. The side of the connector main body 237b2 inserted into the connector holding frame 279a is elastically pressed and biased by the correction plate 279d, so that the direction of the connector 237b is changed to the direction of the mounting frame side connector 273b. Correcting to get closer.
[0043]
The engagement between the game board side connector 237b and the mounting frame side connector 273b is performed by the turning operation of the game board 221. Therefore, in order to smoothly perform the engaging operation, the turning center side, that is, , Preferably to the left. Therefore, in the present embodiment, a solid line indicates a state in which the game board side connector 237b is biased to the left side in FIG. The above-described correction plate 279d constitutes "biasing means".
[0044]
That is, the connector 237b on the right edge of the game board 221 is in a state where the orientation is corrected by the correction plate 279d so as to correspond to the mounting frame side connector 273b, and in the vertical direction and the horizontal direction intersecting the disengaging direction. It is held in a state where movement is allowed. Thereby, when the game board side connector 237b and the mounting frame side connector 273b are engaged, the relative displacement between the connectors 237b and 273b is adjusted.
[0045]
Also, among the connectors, the game board side connector 237b arranged in the upper area on the right side edge of the game board 221 is generally the lock handle 253 arranged in the upper area on the right side edge of the game board 221 as shown in FIG. It is located right behind. Thereby, when the game board 221 and the attachment frame 211a are fixed to each other by the lock handle 253, the mutually attractive force applied to the game board 221 and the attachment frame 211a by the lock handle 253, in other words, the game board 221 Is rationally transmitted as a force for mutually engaging the game-board-side connector 137b and the mounting-frame-side connector 273b.
[0046]
Next, an operation of attaching the gaming board 221 to the gaming machine 201 configured as described above will be described. When attaching the game board 221 to the gaming machine 201, the operator fits the upper and lower mounting pins 227 of the game board 221 into the upper and lower pin guide grooves 215 of the mounting frame 211a, and moves along the linear region 215b. As a result, the game board 221 is connected to the mounting frame 211a via the fitting operation of the upper and lower mounting pins 227 and the upper and lower pin guide grooves 215 as described with reference to FIG. I do.
[0047]
In this case, in this embodiment, when the second mounting pin 227 is relatively fitted into the pin guide groove 215, the subsequent linear movement direction is defined, so that the first mounting pin 227 is formed. At the time of fitting the 227, the fitting can be performed from any direction without being restricted by the fitting direction. For this reason, it is effective in improving workability at the beginning of the fitting operation. The mounting pin 227 may be moved while the weight of the game board 221 is supported by the mounting frame 211a by placing the lower mounting bracket 225 on the game board side on the upper surface of the mounting bracket 213 on the mounting frame side. Since it is possible, the joining operation of the game board 221 to the mounting frame 211a can be easily performed.
[0048]
During the fitting operation of the mounting pin 227 and the upper and lower pin guide grooves 215, the mounting pin 227 is in the pin engagement groove 267 of the connector holder 261 of the mounting frame side connector 273a, as described with reference to FIG. And the connector holder 261 is rotated in the horizontal plane via the plate 265 while moving in the linear region 215b of the pin guide groove 215, whereby the direction of the connector 237a matches the direction of the game board side connector 237a. To correct it. Thereafter, the mounting frame side connector 273a and the game board side connector 237a are engaged in a one-touch manner until the mounting pin 227 reaches the end of the linear region 215b of the pin guide groove 215. Since the engagement direction of the side connector 273a is corrected, the engagement of the connector is smoothly performed. By this engagement, the various electrical contacts in the connectors 237a and 273a are connected to each other, and the electrical equipment on the game board 221 and the electrical equipment on the gaming machine main body 203 are electrically connected to each other.
[0049]
Subsequently, the game board 221 is horizontally rotated from the game board attaching / detaching position A to the game board stopping position B. As described with reference to FIG. 17, the horizontal rotation operation is performed by moving the two mounting pins 227 through the hook-shaped folded portion 22 c formed on the inner side of the pin guide groove 215, thereby obtaining the X-axis in FIG. 17. This is done around the point. Thus, the game board 221 can be easily moved to the game board fixing position B with its weight supported by the mounting frame 211a.
[0050]
When the gaming board 221 is pivotally moved from the gaming board attaching / detaching position A to the gaming board stopping position B, the connector 237b on the upper right edge of the gaming board 221 is attached by the rotating operation of the gaming board 221. The connector 273b on the frame 211a side is engaged in a one-touch manner. As a result, the various electrical contacts in the connectors 237b and 273b are connected to each other, and the electrical equipment on the game board 221 and the electrical equipment on the gaming machine main body 203 are electrically connected to each other.
[0051]
When the connectors 237a and 273a are engaged with each other and the connectors 237b and 273b are engaged with each other, even if there is a relative misalignment between the connectors, the game board side connector in the upper left area of the game board 221 is provided. As described with reference to 237a and the game board side connector 237b in the upper right area, the positional relationship between the connectors is finely adjusted, so that the positional displacement can be absorbed and engaged.
[0052]
Thus, the game board 221 is pivotally moved to the game board fixing position B. At this time, the lock handle 243 provided in the lower area of the right edge of the mounting frame 211a is moved below the right edge of the game board 221. Projecting forward through a lock hole 229 provided in one side region. Then, the lock handle 243 is operated to rotate, and the hole peripheral portion 229a is pressed by the lock handle 243. As a result, the game board 221 and the mounting frame 211a are fixed to each other at a lower side of the right side edge in a state where the game board 221 and the mounting frame 211a are pressed in a direction in which they are in close contact with each other.
[0053]
Further, when the game board 221 is rotated to the game board stop position B, the lock handle 253 arranged in the upper area on the right edge of the game board 221 has the operation knob 253b side of the game board surface as shown in FIG. The locking portion 253a on the upper side moves under the locking piece 257 on the mounting frame 211a side and enters the back (rear face) side of the locking piece 257. Then, when the operation knob 253b of the lock handle 253 is rotated toward the game board surface, the lock portion 253a presses the rear surface of the locking piece 257 forward (toward the game board 221). As a result, the game board 221 and the mounting frame 211a are fixed to each other on the upper side of the right side edge in a state where the gaming board 221 and the mounting frame 211a are pressed in a direction in which they are in close contact with each other (see FIG. 16).
[0054]
When the game board 221 is fixed by the lock handle 253, the connector 237b is disposed almost directly behind the lock handle 253, so that the pressing force by the lock handle 253 is effective as a force for engaging the connectors 237b and 273b. Can be added to In the locked state of the game board 221, the lock handle 253 is elastically locked with the locking claw 253c on the operation knob 252b side by the locking portion 221a on the game board 221 side, and is held at the locked position. In the locked state of the lock handle 253, the lock handle 253 is housed in a recess 221b formed on the front surface (panel surface) of the game board 221. For this reason, it is possible to avoid interference of the lock handle 253 with glass or a glass frame arranged on the front surface of the game board 221.
[0055]
Thus, the game board 221 is attached to the game machine main body 201 side. In the case where the game board 221 is replaced, the game board 221 can be removed from the game machine main body 201 by performing a procedure reverse to the above.
[0056]
As described above, in the present embodiment, the connectors 137a and 173a can be engaged in a one-touch manner by using the coupling operation of the game board 221 to the attachment frame 211a, and the game board 221 is stopped at the game board fixed position. Since the connectors 137b and 173b can be engaged in a one-touch manner by utilizing the turning operation to B, the time for attaching the game board 221 to the attachment frame 211a can be reduced.
In this case, since the connector 137a engaged through the operation of coupling to the mounting frame 211a of the game board 221 is engaged after the engagement direction is corrected using the above-described coupling operation, the engagement is performed. The operation can be performed properly and rationally.
[0057]
In the above-described embodiment, the two-pin method is adopted as the mode in which the mounting pin 227 linearly moves while slidingly contacting the linear region 215b of the pin guide groove 215 at two front and rear portions. May be adopted in which the tips are joined to each other, or two attachment pins are joined via a portion having a smaller thickness in the radial direction than the diameter of the pin.
[0058]
Further, in the present embodiment, the mounting pins 227 provided for mounting the game board 221 to the mounting frame 211a also serve as a means for correcting the orientation of the mounting frame side connector 273a, so that a small number of components are required. Although the orientation correcting function can be obtained by the number, the means for correcting the orientation of the mounting frame side connector 273a may be configured in a manner independent of the mounting pin 227. In this case, for example, when the game board 221 is connected to the mounting frame 211a of the game board 221, the connector holder 261 holding the connector 273a is pressed and horizontally rotated to correct the orientation of the connector 273a. When the members are set, and the game board 221 is rotated from the game board attaching / detaching position A to the game board fixing position B, the connector holder 261 is played by the pressing member or by a member separate from the pressing member. Means for horizontally rotating together with the board 221 may be constructed.
[0059]
Further, regarding the configuration in which the game board 221 is coupled to the mounting frame 211a for fitting the mounting pins 227 and the pin guide grooves 215, in the present embodiment, the mounting pins 227 are provided on the game board 221 side and the mounting frame 211a side is provided. Although the pin guide groove 215 is provided, the pin guide groove 215 may be provided in the reverse arrangement, that is, the pin guide groove 215 may be provided on the game board 221 side, and the mounting pin 227 may be provided on the mounting frame 211a side. Alternatively, a configuration in which the upper end side and the lower end side are arranged reversely, that is, one of the mounting pin 227 and the pin guide groove 215 is set on the upper end side of the game board 221 and the other is set on the lower end side.
[0060]
In the above-described embodiment, the lock handle 253 disposed on the game board 221 also serves as a handle for rotating the game board 221 between the game board attaching / detaching position A and the game board stopping position B. Although the configuration is adopted, the configuration may be such that the handle is provided on the game board 221 separately from the lock handle 253.
[0061]
In the above-described embodiment, two sets of electrical connectors are provided between the game board 221 and the mounting frame 211a. However, one set may be formed by integrating electrical wiring. The configuration in which the orientation of the connector 273a on the mounting frame side based on the mounting operation of the game board 221 to the mounting frame 211a may be applied to the connector 237a on the game board side, or the upper right edge portion of the game board 221 or The present invention may be applied to the connectors 237b and 273b arranged at the upper right edge of the mounting frame 211a. In this case, the connector orientation correcting means is not limited to the structure described in the above embodiment, and may be changed to another structure.
[0062]
(Modification 1)
Next, a first modification of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. The first modification relates to a change in the fitting structure of the mounting pin 227 and the pin guide groove 215 according to the above-described embodiment. At the upper end and the lower end of the left edge of the game board 221, one column-shaped mounting pin 327 is formed to project in the axial direction. The mounting pins 327 correspond to “projections” in the present invention. On the other hand, the fixing bracket 313 fixed to the upper end and the lower end of the left side edge of the mounting frame 211a has an opening 315a on the front side of the mounting frame 11 and has a predetermined inclination with respect to the front of the mounting frame 211a. A pin guide groove 315 extending substantially linearly toward the rear left side at an angle is formed. This pin guide groove 315 corresponds to a “guide groove” in the present invention.
[0063]
In addition, when the mounting pin 327 is fitted into the pin guide groove 315, the fixing bracket 313 contacts the back surface of the game board 221 to restrict the game board 221 from rotating about the mounting pin 327. A columnar stopper 317 protrudes. The stopper 317 corresponds to the “rotation restricting member” in the present invention. Correspondingly, a notch 331 is formed at the upper end and the lower end of the left edge of the game board 221 at a position facing the stopper 317 when the mounting pin 327 reaches the end of the pin guide groove 315. Have been. This notch 331 corresponds to the “relief portion” in the present invention.
Note that it is sufficient that the stopper 317 and the notch 331 are set at least one of up and down.
[0064]
Modification Example 1 is configured as described above. Therefore, when the mounting pin 327 is fitted into the pin guide groove 315 from the opening 315 a of the pin guide groove 315 and moves to connect the game board 221 to the mounting frame 211 a, the back surface of the game board 221 hits the stopper 317. By touching, the rotation of the game board 221 is regulated. That is, the back surface of the game board 221 is brought into contact with the stopper 317, and the stopper 317 is used as a guide so that the mounting pin 327 reaches the end of the pin guide groove 315, that is, the game board 221 is linearly moved to the game board attaching / detaching position A. Can be moved. When the gaming board 221 is located at the gaming board attaching / detaching position A, the notch 331 faces the stopper 317, and the regulation of the rotation of the gaming board 221 is released. Therefore, the game board 221 can be horizontally rotated from the game board attaching / detaching position A to the game board fixing position B using the mounting pin 327 as a rotation fulcrum, and fixed to the mounting frame 211a.
[0065]
As described above, even with the configuration as in the first modification, the game board 221 is coupled to the mounting frame 211a by fitting the mounting pin 337 into the pin guide groove 315, and then the game board 221 is turned toward the mounting frame 211a. By performing a simple operation such as moving the game board 221, the work of mounting the game board 221 to the mounting frame 211 a can be rationally performed. The stopper 317 restricts the rotation of the game board 221 during the fitting operation, so that the problem of interference with the mounting frame 211a when the game board 221 is unexpectedly turned can be avoided.
[0066]
(Modification 2)
Next, a second modification of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. The second modification relates to a change in the fitting structure between the mounting pin 227 and the pin guide groove 215 according to the above-described embodiment. In the second modification, the fixing bracket 413 fixed to the upper end and the lower end of the left side edge of the mounting frame 211a has an opening 415a on the front side of the mounting frame 211a, and the front side of the mounting frame 211a. A pin guide groove 415 extending substantially linearly toward the left rear side at a predetermined inclination angle is formed. A circular portion 415b having an inner diameter larger than the groove width is formed at a groove end portion of the pin guide groove 415. This pin guide groove 415 corresponds to a “guide groove” in the present invention. On the other hand, one mounting pin 427 projecting from the upper end and the lower end of the left edge of the game board 221 is formed so that the axial direction is the vertical direction. The mounting pin 427 is formed in a cylindrical shape having an outer diameter equal to or slightly smaller than the inner diameter of the circular portion 415 b of the pin guide groove 415, and is in surface contact with a linearly extending wall surface of the pin guide groove 415. It has two flat portions 427a that are in sliding contact. The mounting pins 427 correspond to “projections” in the present invention.
[0067]
Modification 2 is configured as described above. Therefore, in order to connect the game board 221 to the mounting frame 211a, if the mounting pin 427 is fitted from the opening 315a such that both flat portions 427a are in contact with the wall surfaces of the pin guide groove 415, respectively, the linear region of the pin guide groove 415 is formed. In this case, the rotation of the mounting pin 427 is restricted by the surface contact of the flat portion 427a. Therefore, the game board 221 is moved linearly while the rotation is restricted. The straight line region corresponds to the “first region” in the present invention.
When the mounting pin 427 reaches the circular portion 415b of the pin guide groove 415, that is, when the game board 221 reaches the game board attaching / detaching position A, the surface contact of the flat portion 427a with the pin guide groove 415 is released, and the mounting pin 427 Rotation within the circular portion 415b is allowed. Therefore, the game board 221 can be horizontally rotated from the game board attaching / detaching position A to the game board fixing position B to be fixed to the mounting frame 211a. The above-mentioned circular portion 415b corresponds to the “second region” in the present invention. As described above, according to the second modification, the same operation and effect as those of the first modification can be obtained.
[0068]
In the first and second modifications, the mounting pins 327 and 427 are provided on the game board 221 and the pin guide grooves 315 and 415 are provided on the mounting frame 211a. 315 and 415, and mounting pins 327 and 427 on the mounting frame 211a side. Alternatively, one of the mounting pins 327, 427 or the pin guide grooves 315, 415 is set on the upper end side of the game board 221 and the other is set on the lower end side. It may be.
[0069]
(Modification 3)
Next, a third modification of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. The third modification is a modification relating to the position adjustment of the game board side connector 237a arranged in the upper region of the left edge of the game board 221. In the above-described embodiment, as shown in FIGS. 10 and 11, the connector holder 275 is provided with the connector holding frame 277 having an inner peripheral shape larger than the outer peripheral shape of the connector main body 237a2 of the connector 237a. A gap C1 is set between the inner peripheral surface of the holding frame 277 and the outer peripheral surface of the connector main body 237a2. The connector 237a can be shifted vertically and in the front-rear direction (in the plane direction intersecting the engagement direction) within the range of the gap C1. Thereby, when the game board side connector 237a and the mounting frame side connector 273a are engaged, the relative displacement between the connectors 237a and 273a is adjusted.
[0070]
In the third modification, the position adjustment method using the gap C1 between the inner peripheral surface of the connector holding frame portion 277 and the outer peripheral surface of the connector main body portion 237a2 is replaced with a columnar or cylindrical pin 281 and the pin 281. The position can be adjusted via a circular pin hole 283 having a diameter larger than that of the pin hole 281. Except for this point, the configuration is the same as that of the above-described embodiment. In the third modification, the case where the number of the connectors 237a is one is illustrated, but the number may be two as in the case of the above-described embodiment.
[0071]
As shown in FIGS. 22 and 23, pins 281 integrally formed are provided at upper and lower portions of a connector holding frame portion 277 made of synthetic resin, respectively, and corresponding pins are provided on upper and lower flange portions 237a1 of the connector 237a. A hole 283 is provided. The upper and lower flange portions 237a1 of the connector 237a are fitted into the engagement grooves 275a of the connector holder 275 from the rear side of the game board 221 (the front side in FIG. 22). In this state, with the movement of the connector 237a restricted in the connector engagement direction (the left-right direction in FIG. 22), the front-rear direction as a plane direction intersecting the connector engagement direction (the direction orthogonal to the paper surface in FIG. 22). And vertical movement (vertical direction in FIG. 22).
[0072]
The connector holding frame portion 277 has a pair of upper and lower locking claws 277a as in the above-described embodiment. When the connector holding frame portion 277 is inserted into the frame mounting portion 275b of the connector holder 275 from the direction of engagement of the connector 237a, a pair of upper and lower locking claws 277a are engaged with locking grooves 275c formed in the frame mounting portion 275b. It is attached to the frame attachment part 275b by elastic locking. At this time, the pin 281 protruding horizontally from the back side of the connector holding frame 277 penetrates a hole formed in the frame mounting portion 275b, and loosely fits the pin hole 283 of the flange 237a1 of the connector 237a. Penetrate into. Thus, a gap C3 is set between the pin hole 283 and the pin 281 so that the connector 237a can be shifted in the up-down and front-rear directions (the plane direction intersecting the engagement direction) within the range of the gap C3. It has been. The above-mentioned vertical and front-back directions correspond to “plane direction” in the present invention.
[0073]
Modification 3 is configured as described above. Therefore, when the game board 221 is connected to the mounting frame 211a, the relative displacement between the connectors 237a and 273a is adjusted when the game board side connector 237a and the mounting frame side connector 273a are engaged, and both connectors 237a are adjusted. , 273a can be smoothly performed. In particular, since the displacement can be adjusted by fitting the pin 281 and the pin hole 283, the connector 237a can be easily attached to the connector holder 275.
[0074]
(Modification 4)
Next, a fourth modification will be described with reference to FIGS. The fourth modification is a modification relating to the position adjustment of the game board side connector 237b disposed on the right edge of the game board 221. The modification is basically a columnar or cylindrical one similar to the third modification described above. This is a position adjustment method by fitting a pin 291 with a circular pin hole 293 having a larger diameter than the pin 291.
[0075]
In this modified example 4, pins 291 formed integrally with the upper and lower flange portions 279b of the connector holder 279 made of synthetic resin are projected from the upper and lower flange portions 237b1 of the connector 237b. Is formed. The connector holder 279 has a connector holding frame portion 279a into which the connector main body portion 237b2 of the connector 237b fits loosely, and upper and lower flange portions 279b connected to the connector holding frame portion 279a. Is fixed to the game board 221 by the screw 278. In the connector 237b, the connector main body 237b2 is fitted into the connector holding frame 279a of the connector holder 279, and the upper and lower flanges 279b are arranged between the flange 237b1 of the connector holder 279 and the back of the game board 221. That is, the connector 237b is restricted in movement in the front-rear direction (left-right direction in FIG. 24), which is the connector engagement direction, and is in the vertical direction (vertical direction in FIG. 24) as a plane direction intersecting the connector engagement direction. And in the left-right direction (the direction perpendicular to the plane of FIG. 24).
[0076]
The pin 291 of the connector holder 279 is loosely fitted into the pin hole 293 of the flange portion 237b1 of the connector 237b. Thus, a gap C4 is set between the pin hole 293 and the pin 291. Thus, the connector 237a can be shifted in the vertical and horizontal directions (the plane direction intersecting the engagement direction) within the range of the gap C4. It has been. The above vertical and horizontal directions correspond to the “plane direction” in the present invention.
[0077]
Modification 4 is configured as described above. Therefore, when the game board 221 rotates to the game board fixing position B, the parallel state accompanying the turning operation of both connectors 237b and 273b when the game board side connector 237b and the mounting frame side connector 273b are engaged. , The relative positional shift including the parallelism of the opposing surfaces of the connectors 237b and 273b is adjusted, and the engaging operation of the connectors 237b and 273b is performed smoothly. Can be. In addition, since the position can be adjusted by fitting the pin 291 and the pin hole 293, the connector 237b can be easily attached to the connector holder 279 as in the third modification.
[0078]
In the third and fourth modifications, the pins 281 and 291 are provided on the connector holders 275 and 279, and the pin holes 283 and 293 are provided on the connectors 237a and 237b. However, the pin holes are provided on the connector holders 275 and 279. 283 and 293, and pins 281 and 291 on the connectors 237a and 237b.
[0079]
(Second embodiment)
Next, a second embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. This second embodiment corresponds to the invention described in “Aspect 23 to Aspect 35”. In the present embodiment, a pachinko machine is used as the gaming machine 101. As shown in FIG. 26, a gaming machine 101 according to the present embodiment has a mounting frame 111, a gaming board 131, and a gaming board supporting member 151 provided on a gaming machine main body 103. The mounting frame 111 corresponds to the “mounting frame” in the present invention.
[0080]
27 and 28 show the configuration of the game machine main body 103, the mounting frame 111, and the game board support member 151 among the components constituting the game machine 101. FIG. A front frame portion and a glass window constituting the front portion of the gaming machine 101 are not shown for convenience. 27 and 28 show a state in which the game board 131 is not fixed. The detailed structure of the gaming machine support member 151 is shown in FIG. 29, and the detailed structure of the game board 131 is shown in FIGS. 30, 31, and 32.
[0081]
As shown in FIG. 27, the attachment frame 111 is arranged on the front side of the game machine main body 103 that forms the base of the game machine 101. A connector 173b configured to be able to engage with a connector 137b on the game board 131, which will be described later, is provided at an upper side edge of the mounting frame 111. The connectors 137b and 173b are formed in a pair of male and female shapes (see FIG. 33). In the lower edge region of the mounting frame 111, a lock means 115 with a game board vertical urging mechanism and a lock means 119 with a game board push-out mechanism are arranged to fix the game board 131. In the former, by manually rotating the lock handle 117, the upper and lower urging lock engaging portions 115 provided on the lower edge of the game board 131 are detachably engaged while applying a downward urging force. I do. The latter is detachably engaged with the game board 131 by manually rotating the lock handle 121.
[0082]
Although not particularly shown, in the latter locking means 119, when the lock handle 121 is rotated so that the lock to the game board 131 is released, the game board 131 and the mounting frame 111 are rotated together with the rotation of the lock handle 121. Is configured so that a wedge-shaped separating means can enter between them. As a result, when unlocking the game board 131, the game board 131 is pushed forward from the mounting frame 111, and the game board 131 can be easily removed.
[0083]
As shown in FIG. 29, the game board support member 151 is formed by bending a metal plate as appropriate to form a rotating portion 155 extending in the vertical direction and a horizontal direction from the upper and lower end regions of the rotating portion 155. The game board supporting portion 157 and the game board tilt regulating portion 159 projecting in an intersecting shape are integrally formed, and a space area surrounded by each part constitutes the game board accommodating portion 171.
[0084]
The game board support portion 157 supports the weight of the game board 131 (see FIG. 26) attached to the game board support member 151. Further, the game board tilting restricting portion 159 abuts on the upper edge of the game board 131 attached to the game board support member 151, and the game board 131 rotates around its lower end and falls off from the game board support member 151. Is configured to prevent such a situation. The game board accommodation section 171 accommodates a predetermined area on the left side of the game board 131. In addition, the game board tilt regulation part 159 is formed with an urging convex part 161 projecting inward toward the game board accommodation part 171. When the game board 131 is accommodated in the game board accommodating portion 171, the urging projection 161 comes into close contact with the upper edge of the game board 131 while applying an urging force. Further, a game board guiding section 163 having a widened frontage is formed in the distal end region of the game board housing section 171 to facilitate the insertion of the game board 131 into the game board housing section 171.
[0085]
Rotating hinges 153 are provided at the upper and lower ends of the game board support member 151. When the game board support member 151 is mounted on the mounting frame 111, the game board support member 151 is rotatable in a horizontal plane about the rotary hinge 153. . In the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 26, a position separated from the mounting frame 111 (hereinafter, referred to as a game board attaching / detaching position A) and a position close to the mounting frame 111 (hereinafter, referred to as a game board fastening position B). And rotate between. FIG. 26 shows a state in which the game board support member 151 to which the game board 131 is mounted is placed at the game board fixing position B. Note that the game board attaching / detaching position A corresponds to the “first position” in the present invention, and the game board fixing position B corresponds to the “second position” in the present invention.
[0086]
As shown in FIG. 28, a game board supporting member 151 placed at the game board attaching / detaching position A is provided with a game board fixing position on a side edge of the mounting frame 111 on which the game board supporting member 151 is disposed. When the player wants to rotate in the direction B, the rotation position regulating protrusion 113 that regulates the rotation of the game board support member 151 by contacting the game board support member 151 is provided. Thus, the game board supporting member 151 (and the game board 131) placed at the game board attaching / detaching position A functions to be held at the position A.
[0087]
The game board support member 151 further has a rotating hinge side connector 173a, as shown in FIG. The connector 173a is formed by bending a metal plate to form a hollow body, and a plurality of electrical contacts for connecting the electrical equipment on the game board 131 side and the electrical equipment on the game machine main body 103 side are provided inside. ing. When the game board 131 is attached to the game board support member 151, the connector 173a is engaged with a game board 131-side connector 137a described later in accordance with the mounting operation of the game board 131 (see FIGS. 32 and 33). ). In addition, as the electric equipment on the game board 131 side, for example, a main board or a sub-board used to drive and control a display device, an audio device, or a light emitting device corresponds thereto. Corresponds to, for example, a power supply board, a prize ball payout apparatus control board, a launch apparatus control board, or the like.
[0088]
Further, on the front side of the game board support member 151, a normal mounting state display window 179 is provided so that it can be visually confirmed whether or not the game board 131 is correctly mounted on the game board support member 151.
[0089]
The structure of the game board 131 is shown in FIGS. A display device mounting portion 135 is formed in a game area 133 constituting a front portion of the game board 131. On the upper side of the front of the game board 131, the character "OK" is displayed as the normal mounting state display symbol 141 corresponding to the normal mounting state display window 179 described above. It should be noted that nails, winning parts, gate parts and other board surface components to be arranged in the game board area 131 and a display device to be installed in the display device attachment part 135 are not shown and detailed description is omitted for convenience. .
[0090]
As shown in FIGS. 31 and 32, a game board side connector 137a is disposed on the back side of the game board 131. The game board side connector 137a is formed by bending a metal plate, and a plurality of electrical contacts 139 are arranged inside. The connector 137a can be engaged with the connector 173a on the game board support member 151 in a one-touch manner through an operation of attaching the game board 131 to the game board support member 151. The connector 137b is connected to the connector 173b on the mounting frame 111 in a one-touch manner via an operation of rotating the game board 131 attached to the game board support member 151 to the game board fixing position B (see FIG. 26). It is possible.
[0091]
The details of the work of attaching the gaming board 131 to the gaming machine 101 configured as described above will be described. When attaching the game board 131 to the game machine 101, the operator rotates the game board support member 151 to position the game board at the game board attachment / detachment position A. In this state, the game board 131 is attached to the accommodation portion 171 of the game board support member 151 (see FIG. 29). At the game board attaching / detaching position A, since the game board support member 151 is arranged separately from the mounting frame 111 and the game machine main body 103 (see FIG. 26), these members may interfere with the mounting operation of the game board 131. Is avoided. At the time of attachment, the game board 131 is easily guided to the accommodation section 171 by the guide section 163. Thus, the left side edge of the game board 131 is housed in the housing portion 171, and the game board 131 is supported by the game board support member 151.
[0092]
In this state, the game board 131 is placed on the game board support portion 157 so that its weight is firmly supported, and furthermore, the game board tilt regulation portion 159 contacts the upper edge of the game board 131. This prevents the game board 131 from inadvertently tilting around its lower edge and dropping off the game board support member 151. The urging projection 161 shown in FIG. 29 ensures that the game board tilting restricting section 159 and the game board 131 are in close contact with each other and are securely engaged.
[0093]
Further, since the rotation position regulating protrusion 113 (see FIG. 28) restricts the rotation of the game board support member 151 from the game board attachment / detachment position A, the game board 131 is attached to the game board support member 151 when it is attached. Work stability is ensured.
[0094]
When the game board 131 is correctly attached to the accommodating portion 171 of the game board support member 151, the character “OK”, which is the display symbol 141 of the game board 131, is visually recognized from the display window 179 of the game board support member 151. It can be easily confirmed that the board 131 is normally attached to the game board support member 151 (see FIG. 26). When the character "OK" is not visible, the game board 131 is not properly attached to the game board support member 151. In this case, the connector 137a on the game board 131 side is not connected. It is often not correctly connected to the connector 173a on the game board support member 151 side. Therefore, it is possible to confirm the connection status of the connector arranged on the back side of the gaming machine 101 from the front side of the machine by checking whether the character “OK” is completely visually recognized. That is, the display means in the gaming machine according to the aspect 31 or 32 not only indicates the normal mounting state of the gaming board, but also indicates the electrical contact between the gaming board and the gaming board support member (or the gaming board and the mounting frame, etc.). This is a mode in which it can be visually recognized even in a normally mounted state.
[0095]
Further, instead of the above-described embodiment, the display symbol is divided into two areas of “OK” and “NG”, and an indicator such as a projection serving as an index is provided in the display window 179, and when the game board 131 is normally attached. The normal mounting state of the game board is displayed in a meter shape such that the indicator protrusion indicates "OK", or the display symbols are divided into a plurality of color arrangement areas such as "red" and "blue". Any of the modes in which the index projection points to the "blue" color arrangement area when is normally mounted can be suitably adopted.
[0096]
Further, when the game board 131 is attached to the game board support member 151, the connector 137a on the game board 131 engages with the connector 173a on the game board support member 151 via the mounting operation of the game board 131. The connectors 137a and 173a are formed in a pair of male and female shapes and can be engaged in a one-touch manner. As a result, the various electrical contacts in the connectors 137a and 173a are connected to each other, and the electrical equipment on the game board 131 and the electrical equipment on the gaming machine main body 103 are electrically connected to each other.
[0097]
Next, with the game board 131 attached, the game board support member 151 is horizontally rotated about the rotary hinge member 153 from the game board attachment / detachment position A to the game board stop position B (see FIG. 26). ). Thus, the game board 131 attached to the game board support member 151 can be easily moved to the game board fixing position B with its weight supported by the game board support portion 157. That is, after the game board 131 is attached to the game board support member 151, the operator does not need to lift and hold the game board 131 by himself.
[0098]
When the game board 131 is pivotally moved from the game board attachment / detachment position A to the game board stop position B, the connector 137b of the game board 131 is rotated by the rotation of the game board 131, so that the connector 137b of the mounting frame 111 is moved. Engage with connector 173b. The connectors 137b and 173b are formed in a pair of male and female shapes and can be engaged in a one-touch manner. As a result, the various electrical contacts in the connectors 137b and 173b are connected to each other, and the electrical equipment on the game board 131 and the electrical equipment on the gaming machine main body 103 are electrically connected to each other (FIG. 33). reference).
[0099]
When the game board 131 is mounted on the game board mounting portion 151 due to the influence of dimensional tolerance or assembling error in the game board 131, the game board support member 151, and the mounting frame 111, or the game board 131 is stopped at the game board fixing position B. When the connector 137a and the connector 137b and the connector 137b and 173b are relatively displaced when the connector 137a and the connector 137b are engaged with the mounting frame 111, the connector 137a and the connector 137b and the connector 173b may not be properly engaged. In order to cope with such a case, particularly, the attachment portions of the connectors 137a and 137b to the game board 131, the attachment portion of the connector 173a to the game board support member 151, and the attachment portion of the connector 173b to the attachment frame 111 are particularly required. Although not shown, all or some of them are formed with elongated holes for engaging screws for mounting. That is, by appropriately shifting the positional relationship of the engagement holes with respect to the screws, the fastening positions of the connectors can be appropriately changed, and the positional relationship between the connectors can be finely adjusted.
[0100]
Thus, as shown in FIG. 26, with the game board 131 attached to the game board support member 151, the game board 131 is pivotally moved from the game board attachment / detachment position A to the game board stop position B, and further locked by the lock means 115 and 119. Is fixed to the mounting frame 111 via the. In the locking means 115, the locking portion 143 provided on the game board 131 is urged vertically by the locking means 115, so that the game board 131 is securely locked to the mounting frame 111. Is possible. When the game board 131 is detached from the mounting frame 111, the locking means 119 is configured to push the game board 131 forward, so that the game board 131 is separated from the mounting frame 111 by a predetermined amount, and the subsequent game board is The removal of 131 is facilitated.
[0101]
In addition, the operation of attaching the game board 131 to the game board support member 151 (the operation of accommodating the game board 131 in the accommodating portion 171) and the operation of rotating the game board 131 to the attachment frame 111 cause a rear perspective view of the gaming machine 101. As shown in FIG. 33, the connector 137a on the game board 131 is engaged with the connector 173a on the game board support member 151 in a one-touch manner, and the connector 137b on the game board 131 is connected to the connector 173b on the mounting frame 111. And one-touch engagement. Therefore, the attachment of the game board 131 automatically connects the electric equipment on the game board 131 side and the electric equipment on the game machine main body 103 side, thereby promoting the rationalization of the work of mounting the game board 131. Becomes possible.
[0102]
In the present embodiment, the electric connection of the game board 131 is performed through the engagement of the connectors accommodating the electric contacts therein, but this is appropriately replaced by another form such as a plug terminal. It is possible.
[0103]
Further, in the present embodiment, in a state where the side edge portion of the game board 131 is attached to the game board support member 151, the game board 131 is horizontally rotated and fixed to the mounting frame 111 while supporting the weight of the game board 131. Although the configuration is adopted, a modified example in which the game board is rotated up and down around the lower edge and fixed to the mounting frame while supporting the lower edge of the game board may be adopted.
[0104]
In this case, the game board support member constitutes an accommodation space that comes into contact with the lower surface and the side surface of the game board, and when the game board is set on the game board support member, the work of attaching the game board to the game board support member is performed. In order to improve the performance, it is preferable that both sides of the game board are accommodated in the accommodation space while being slidably contacting the side surfaces of the accommodation space.
[0105]
Further, in the above-described embodiment, the pachinko machine has been described, but the present invention is not limited to the pachinko machine, for example, an arrange ball machine, a slot machine, a gaming machine that performs a slot game using a pachinko ball, and the like. It can be applied to other gaming machines.
[0106]
Furthermore, various aspects described below can be configured according to the spirit of the present invention.
(Aspect 1)
"The gaming machine according to claim 1,
The turning operation of the game board between the first position and the second position is allowed in a turning allowable region set at the end of the fitting operation between the protrusion and the guide groove, A gaming machine characterized in that it is configured to be restricted in an area other than the rotation allowable area. "
[0107]
According to the invention described in the first aspect, in the gaming machine according to the first aspect, the turning operation between the first position and the second position of the game board is performed in a fitting operation area between the projection and the guide groove. It is configured such that it is permitted in the rotation allowable area set at the end portion, and is restricted in an area other than the rotation allowable area. That is, in the invention according to the first aspect, the game board is configured to be coupled to the mounting frame through a relative fitting operation between the protrusion and the guide groove, and is opened with respect to the mounting frame in the coupled state. It is configured such that it can be turned substantially horizontally about the projection as a center of rotation between the first position and the closed second position. Note that, as the “restricted” aspect, typically, a mode in which the rotation of the game board is directly restricted by using a stopper, or in a structure in which the projection and the guide groove are fitted, the relative distance between the projection and the guide groove This corresponds to a mode in which the rotation of the game board is restricted by restricting the rotation of the game board.
[0108]
According to the invention described in the first aspect, by adopting the above configuration, when the game board is mounted on the mounting frame, during the relative fitting operation between the projection and the guide groove, the game board is moved from the first position. Rotation to the second position can be limited. For this reason, for example, the problem of damage caused by interference of the game board with the mounting frame, which may occur when the game board is rotated during the operation of fitting the projection into the guide groove, is avoided beforehand. That is, it is possible to accurately rotate the game board to an appropriate mounting position of the mounting frame without interfering with the mounting frame.
[0109]
(Aspect 2)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 1,
Either the mounting frame or the game board is provided with a rotation restricting member that restricts the rotation of the game board by contacting the game board or the mounting frame, and the projection is formed on the other side. A gaming machine, wherein a relief portion is provided to avoid the contact with the rotation restricting member when the guide groove is positioned at the end of the fitting operation. "
[0110]
In the invention according to the second aspect, in the gaming machine according to the first aspect, one of the mounting frame and the game board has a rotation that restricts the rotation of the game board by contacting the game board or the mounting frame. The regulating member is provided, and the other side is provided with a relief portion for avoiding contact with the rotation regulating member when the projection is located at the end of the fitting operation of the guide groove. By adopting the above configuration, from the start of the fitting operation of the protrusion and the guide groove until the protrusion reaches the end of the guide groove, that is, until the game board is coupled to the mounting frame, The rotation of the game board is restricted by the rotation restricting member. On the other hand, at the end of the fitting of the projection and the guide groove where the game board is connected to the mounting frame, the escape portion prevents the rotation from being restricted by the rotation restricting member. Rotation to and from the second position is enabled.
[0111]
(Aspect 3)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 1,
In a fitting operation region between the protrusion and the guide groove, in a first region from the fitting start end to the vicinity of the fitting end, the protrusion is guided so as to move relatively linearly with respect to the guide groove, In a second area located at the end of the guide groove, the projection is guided to rotate relative to the guide groove. "
[0112]
According to the invention described in Aspect 3, in the gaming machine according to Aspect 1, in the fitting operation region between the protrusion and the guide groove, in the first region from the fitting start end to the vicinity of the fitting end, the projection is formed with respect to the guide groove. Are guided so as to move relatively linearly, and in the second region where the protrusion is located at the end of the guide groove, the protrusion is guided so as to rotate relative to the guide groove.
Therefore, according to the invention described in the third aspect, the game board can be mounted on the mounting frame through a predetermined trajectory determined by fitting the guide groove and the projection, and the mounting operation can be stably performed. , Workability is improved. Further, since the rotation restriction and the rotation restriction release of the game board are realized by the fitting structure of the guide groove and the projection, the number of parts can be reduced.
[0113]
(Aspect 4)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 3,
The protrusion is slidably contacted with the guide groove at two front and rear positions, and the first guide groove guides the protrusion so as to relatively move in a substantially linear manner while maintaining the slidable contact at the two front and rear positions. And a second area for guiding the protrusion to rotate relative to each other while maintaining sliding contact between the two front and rear portions. "
[0114]
In the invention according to the fourth aspect, in the gaming machine according to the third aspect, the protrusion is slidably contacted with the guide groove at two front and rear portions, and the guide groove is substantially formed by the protrusion while maintaining the slidable contact at the two front and rear portions. It has a first region for guiding linearly relative movement, and a second region for guiding projections to rotate relative to each other while maintaining sliding contact between two front and rear portions. In addition, as a mode of “sliding contact at two places before and after”, for example, when a projection is fitted into a guide groove and moved, the mode is configured by two pins arranged side by side at a predetermined interval in the moving direction, or This includes a mode in which the tip portions of two pins are connected to each other, a mode in which the two pins are connected to each other via a portion whose wall thickness is smaller than the diameter of the pin in the radial direction, and the like.
[0115]
Therefore, according to the invention described in the fourth aspect, the worker moves the game board in a substantially linear manner by performing a simple operation of relatively fitting the protrusion into the guide groove from the horizontal direction and rotating the protrusion. After being connected to the mounting frame, the mounting frame can be turned from the first position to the second position to be fixed to the mounting frame.
[0116]
(Aspect 5)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 4,
The gaming machine, wherein the projection is constituted by two pins located in front and behind which are juxtaposed at a predetermined interval in a fitting operation direction relative to the guide groove. "
[0117]
According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, in the gaming machine according to the fourth aspect, the projection is configured by two front and rear pins arranged side by side at a predetermined interval in a relative inserting operation direction with respect to the guide groove. The term "front and rear" is used to mean that the front and rear are located in the traveling direction during the fitting operation. Accordingly, it is possible to realize a fitting structure in which the two front and rear pins can relatively and linearly move relative to the guide groove in an approximately linear manner.
[0118]
(Aspect 6)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 4,
The protrusion has a configuration in which front and rear cylindrical portions arranged side by side at predetermined intervals in a relative fitting operation direction with respect to the guide groove are joined at a portion thinner than the diameter of the front and rear cylindrical portions. A gaming machine characterized by being performed. "
[0119]
In the invention according to the sixth aspect, in the gaming machine according to the fourth aspect, the protrusion is formed by forming the front and rear cylindrical portions arranged side by side at a predetermined interval in the fitting operation direction relative to the guide groove. It is configured to be joined at a portion thinner than the diameter of the columnar portion. Thus, similarly to the invention described in the fifth aspect, it is possible to realize a fitting structure capable of performing an operation of relatively moving the projection relative to the guide groove in a substantially linear manner and an operation of relatively rotating the projection.
[0120]
(Aspect 7)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 5 or 6,
With respect to the relative fitting operation of the guide groove and the two front and rear pins or the front and rear cylindrical portions, a second pin or a cylindrical portion located on the rear side in the fitting direction is fitted into the guide groove. A relative linear movement direction between the guide groove and the two front and rear pins or the front and rear columnar portions is defined. "
[0121]
According to the invention described in the seventh aspect, in the gaming machine according to the fifth or sixth aspect, in the relative fitting operation of the guide groove and the two front and rear pins or the front and rear cylindrical portions, the fitting direction is set in the guide groove. When the second pin or the columnar portion located on the rear side is fitted, the relative linear movement direction between the guide groove and the two front and rear pins or the front and rear columnar portions is defined. And Thus, according to the invention described in the seventh aspect, when the second pin or the columnar portion is relatively fitted into the guide groove, the subsequent linear movement direction is defined. When the first pin or the cylindrical portion is fitted, the fitting can be performed from any direction without being restricted by the fitting direction, which is effective in improving workability at the initial stage of the fitting operation.
[0122]
(Aspect 8)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 7,
The guide groove has a linear region extending linearly toward the back at a predetermined inclination angle, and a hook-shaped folded portion formed continuously with the linear region. A gaming machine, characterized in that the portion constitutes a rotation permissible region that permits the rotation of the two pins or the front and rear columnar portions. "
[0123]
In the invention according to the eighth aspect, the guide groove in the gaming machine according to the seventh aspect is configured such that the guide groove is continuous with the linear area portion extending linearly toward the far side at a predetermined inclination angle. And a formed hook-shaped folded portion. The folded portion forms a rotation permissible area that allows the front and rear two pins or the front and rear columnar portions to rotate. According to the invention described in the eighth aspect, by setting the hook-shaped folded portion, a guide groove having a rotation allowable area that allows the rotation of the two front and rear pins or the front and rear columnar portions is configured. be able to.
[0124]
(Aspect 9)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 8,
The guide groove includes a movement restricting portion for restricting movement of the two front and rear pins or the front and rear cylindrical portions after rotation operation in a direction other than the rotation return direction. A gaming machine characterized by the following. "
[0125]
According to the invention described in the ninth aspect, the guide groove in the gaming machine according to the eighth aspect restricts the two pins or the front and rear cylindrical portions after the rotation operation from moving in a direction other than the rotation return direction. It is configured to include a movement restricting portion that performs By adopting such a configuration, it is effective in suppressing the left-right "chatter" of the game board in a state where the game board is rotated from the first position to the second position.
[0126]
(Aspect 10)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 9,
The movement restricting portion is constituted by a boundary portion formed between the linear region portion and the folded end portion, and two front and rear pins or front and rear cylindrical portions are opposed to each other across the boundary portion. The gaming machine has a configuration in which movement in a direction other than the rotation return direction is restricted by doing so. "
[0127]
In the invention according to the tenth aspect, the movement restricting portion in the gaming machine according to the ninth aspect is configured by a boundary portion formed between the linear region portion and the folded end portion, and the front and rear portions sandwich the boundary portion. The two pins or the front and rear cylindrical portions are opposed to each other, so that movement in a direction other than the rotation return direction is restricted. As a result, the effect of suppressing the rattling of the game board in the left-right direction can be realized with a simple configuration.
[0128]
(Aspect 11)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 3,
The projection has at least one flat portion in a circumferential direction, and the guide groove guides the projection so that the projection moves relatively linearly while being in surface contact with the flat portion of the projection. And a second region for releasing surface contact of the projection with a flat portion and guiding relative rotation of the projection. "
[0129]
According to the invention described in Aspect 11, in the gaming machine according to Aspect 3, the projection has at least one flat portion in a circumferential direction, and the guide groove has a substantially straight line while being in surface contact with the flat portion of the projection. The first region guides the protrusion to move in a shape, and the second region guides the rotation of the protrusion by releasing the surface contact with the flat portion of the protrusion. The “having at least one flat portion in the circumferential direction” is one mode for restricting rotation, and is, for example, a circle having a so-called two-plane width in which flat surfaces parallel to each other are formed on the outer peripheral surface. Columnar projections can be suitably used. The “releasing surface contact” mode includes a mode of releasing in the circumferential direction and a mode of releasing in the axial direction. Therefore, according to the invention of the eleventh aspect having the above-described configuration, the worker performs the simple operation of fitting the projection into the guide groove and rotating it, thereby moving the game board in a substantially linear manner and mounting the game board. After coupling to the frame, it can be pivoted from the first position to the second position to fasten to the mounting frame.
[0130]
(Aspect 12)
"The gaming machine according to claim 1 or any one of aspects 1 to 11,
An electric contact is provided on the game board, and the electric contact is based on the mounting operation when the game board is connected to the mounting frame through an operation of fitting the protrusion and the guide groove. A gaming machine electrically connected to an electric contact provided on the mounting frame side. "
[0131]
In the invention according to the twelfth aspect, in the gaming machine according to any one of the first aspect or the first to eleventh aspects, an electric contact is provided on the game board. When it is coupled to the mounting frame via the fitting operation, the electrical connection provided on the mounting frame is electrically connected based on the mounting operation. Based on the fitting operation of the projection and the guide groove, that is, the joining operation of the electric contacts is performed simultaneously based on the engaging operation of the game board with the mounting frame, the workability of the mounting operation of the game board with the mounting frame is further improved. Will be.
[0132]
(Aspect 13)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 12,
A gaming machine, wherein at least one of the electrical contacts is configured such that a relative positional relationship with respect to another electrical contact is adjustable. "
[0133]
According to the invention described in the thirteenth aspect, in the gaming machine according to the twelfth aspect, at least one of the electrical contacts is configured such that a relative positional relationship with respect to the other electrical contacts can be adjusted. As a result, a configuration can be obtained that can easily cope with a case where the relative positional relationship between the electrical contacts is shifted due to an assembly error between the game board and the mounting frame.
[0134]
(Aspect 14)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 12 or 13,
The gaming machine, wherein the electric contacts on the game board side are configured as a pair of connectors having a male and female shape so as to engage with the electric contacts on the mounting frame side in a one-touch manner. "
[0135]
According to the invention described in the fourteenth aspect, in the gaming machine according to the twelfth aspect or the thirteenth aspect, the electrical contacts on the game board side are engaged with the electrical contacts on the mounting frame side in a one-touch manner so as to form a pair of male and female. It is configured as a connector. The meaning of the “one-touch engagement” in the present invention is that the connector of the game board formed in any of the male and female shapes is engaged with the mating connector formed in the other of the male and female shapes, thereby connecting to the connector. It is intended to broadly include a mode in which the formed electrical contacts are joined at one time. With this configuration, in the mounting operation of the game board, the worker can connect the electric wiring related to the game board simply by performing the mounting operation of the game board without being particularly conscious of the connection work of the electric wiring. In addition, the workability of mounting the game board can be further improved.
[0136]
(Aspect 15)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 14,
At least one of the connectors is held in a state in which movement in a plane direction intersecting with an engagement direction of the connector is allowed with respect to a connector holder attached to the game board or the attachment frame, and the movement is allowed. Is formed by a gap formed between a connector main body of the connector and a connector holding frame formed in the connector holder and fitted into the connector main body from the outside. Machine. "
[0137]
According to the invention described in Aspect 15, at least one of the connectors in the gaming machine according to Aspect 14 is arranged such that, with respect to the connector holder attached to the game board or the mounting frame, in a plane direction intersecting the engaging direction of the connector. Is held in a state in which the movement is permitted. The movable state of the connector is defined by a gap formed between the connector main body of the connector and the connector holding frame formed on the connector holder and fitted into the connector main body from the outside. The “plane direction” corresponds to, for example, the up-down direction and the left-right direction or the up-down direction and the front-back direction when viewed from the front side of the gaming machine. According to this configuration, in a case where the relative positional relationship of the connector staff is shifted due to an assembly error between the game board and the mounting frame, it is possible to easily cope with the positional shift by displacing the connector within the gap. It becomes possible.
[0138]
(Aspect 16)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 14,
At least one of the connectors is held in a state in which movement in a plane direction intersecting with an engagement direction of the connector is allowed with respect to a connector holder attached to the game board or the attachment frame, and the movement is allowed. Is a gaming machine characterized by being formed by fitting a pin formed on one of the connector and the connector holder with a pin hole formed on the other and having a larger diameter than the pin. "
[0139]
According to the invention described in Aspect 16, at least one of the connectors in the gaming machine according to Aspect 14 is arranged such that, with respect to the connector holder attached to the game board or the mounting frame, in a plane direction intersecting with the engagement direction of the connector. Is held in a state in which the movement is permitted. The movable state of the connector is constituted by fitting a pin formed on one of the connector and the connector holder with a pin hole formed on the other and having a diameter larger than that of the pin. The “plane direction” corresponds to, for example, the up-down direction and the left-right direction or the up-down direction and the front-back direction when viewed from the front side of the gaming machine. According to such a configuration, in a case where the relative positional relationship of the connector staff is shifted due to an assembling error between the game board and the mounting frame, it is possible to easily cope with the positional shift by the relative displacement between the pin and the pin hole. It becomes.
In particular, if the connector or the connector holder for forming the pin is made of synthetic resin and the pin is formed integrally, the manufacturing and mounting work can be reduced.
[0140]
(Aspect 17)
"The gaming machine according to claim 1 or any one of aspects 1 to 16,
A game machine comprising: a lock means for fixing the game board rotated to the second position to the mounting frame. "
[0141]
According to the invention described in the seventeenth aspect, in the gaming machine according to the first aspect or the first to sixteenth aspects, the locking means for fixing the game board rotated to the second position to the mounting frame is provided. The configuration is provided. Thereby, the game board can be securely fixed to the mounting frame.
[0142]
(Aspect 18)
`` It is provided with a mounting frame of the gaming machine body portion, a game board attached to the mounting frame, one side edge of the game board and one side edge of the mounting frame, respectively above and below, one side A projection is formed with a guide groove on the other side, wherein the gaming board is a gaming machine configured to be coupled to the mounting frame via a relative fitting operation of the projection and the guide groove,
One of the male and female connectors that can be engaged with each other is attached to the mounting frame, and the other is attached to the game board,
The connector on the mounting frame side is disposed so as to be horizontally rotatable with respect to the mounting frame, and has a pressed portion pressed by a pressing portion formed on the game board side, When the game board is coupled to the mounting frame through the fitting operation of the projection and the guide groove, the engagement of the game board with the connector on the game board side by the pressing of the pressed portion by the press section. A gaming machine wherein the rotation is corrected so that the direction coincides with the moving direction of the game board, and then the game board is engaged. "
[0143]
According to the invention described in the eighteenth aspect, the game machine main body includes a mounting frame and a game board mounted on the mounting frame, and one side edge of the game board and one side edge of the mounting frame are respectively above. Below, a gaming machine having a projection formed on one side and a guide groove formed on the other side is formed. Then, the game board is configured to be coupled to the mounting frame through a relative fitting operation of the protrusion and the guide groove. Typically, a pachinko machine, an arrangement ball machine, and the like correspond to the gaming machine. In addition, as the aspect in which the “projection and guide groove are formed”, in addition to the aspect in which the projection is formed directly on the mounting frame or the game board, the mounting bracket or the guide groove in which the projection is formed is formed in the mounting frame or the game board. And fixing the mounting bracket. The term “projection” typically corresponds to a cylindrical pin (axis), but includes an elliptical shape, a square shape, and the like in addition to a cylindrical shape. The “relative fitting operation” is typically performed from the front (front) side of the gaming machine.
[0144]
In the gaming machine according to the eighteenth aspect, one of the male and female connectors that can be engaged with each other is attached to a mounting frame, and the other is attached to a game board. The connector on the mounting frame side is disposed so as to be horizontally rotatable with respect to the mounting frame, and has a pressed part pressed by a pressing part formed on the game board side. When the game board is connected to the mounting frame through the fitting operation of the projection and the guide groove, the direction of engagement of the game board with the connector on the game board side is changed by the pressing of the pressurized portion by the press section. After the rotation is corrected so as to match the direction, the engagement is performed. Note that the “connector” typically corresponds to a connector used to connect an electric component or electronic component on the mounting frame side to an electric component or electronic component on the game board side.
[0145]
With the above configuration, when the projection and the guide groove are fitted to connect the game board to the mounting frame, the pressing portion formed on the game board comes into contact with and presses the pressed portion of the connector. . As a result, the rotation direction is corrected so that the engagement direction of the game board with the connector coincides with the moving direction of the game board, and the connectors are engaged with each other in the corrected state. As described above, according to the invention described in the eighteenth aspect, when the game board is connected to the mounting frame through the operation of fitting the projection and the guide groove, the connection between the connectors on the mounting frame side and the game board side is established. Since the mating directions are automatically adjusted, the engagement operation of the connector is properly and rationally performed. Further, simply by performing the joining operation of the game board to the mounting frame, the connectors of the game board are engaged at the same time, so that the workability of mounting the game board can be further improved.
[0146]
(Aspect 19)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 18,
The gaming machine, wherein the pressing portion on the game board side and the pressed portion on the connector side are formed by a combination of a protrusion and an engaging groove into which the protrusion can fit. . "
[0147]
According to the invention described in Aspect 19, in the gaming machine according to Aspect 18, the pressing portion on the game board side and the pressed portion on the connector side are formed with a protrusion and an engagement groove into which the protrusion can fit. And a combination of When such a configuration is adopted, the rotational operation of the connector can be stabilized.
[0148]
(Aspect 20)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 19,
A gaming machine, wherein a guide portion for guiding the protrusion to fit into the engagement groove is formed in the opening of the engagement groove. "
[0149]
According to the invention described in Aspect 20, in the gaming machine according to Aspect 19, the guide portion that guides the protrusion into the engagement groove is formed in the opening of the engagement groove. Is done. With this configuration, the engagement groove and the projection can be smoothly fitted.
[0150]
(Aspect 21)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 19 or 20,
The projection or the engagement groove that constitutes the pressing portion on the game board side is configured to also serve as a projection or a guide groove provided for coupling the game board to the mounting frame. Gaming machine. "
[0151]
According to the invention described in the twenty-first aspect, in the gaming machine according to the nineteenth aspect or the twentieth aspect, the protrusion or the engagement groove forming the pressing portion on the gaming board side is provided for coupling the gaming board to the mounting frame. The projections or guide grooves are also used. When the configuration is such that the components are also used, the correcting function of the connector can be obtained with a small number of components.
[0152]
(Aspect 22)
"The gaming machine according to any one of aspects 18 to 21,
The connector, in a state before the game board is coupled to the mounting frame, a configuration in which the pressurized portion is held at a position facing the pressurized portion so as to be able to contact the pressurized portion by urging by elastic force. A gaming machine characterized by being performed. "
[0153]
According to the invention described in Aspect 22, in the gaming machine according to any one of Aspects 18-21, the connector is pressurized by an elastic force in a state before the game board is coupled to the mounting frame. The unit is configured to be held at a position facing the pressing unit so as to be able to abut. With this configuration, in the operation of attaching the game board to the mounting frame, the pressurized portion on the game board is securely brought into contact with the pressurized portion on the connector side, thereby turning the connector to the correction position. Can be moved.
[0154]
(Aspect 23)
"A gaming board, a mounting frame on the gaming machine main body side to which the gaming board is mounted, and a first position and a second position closed with respect to the mounting frame while supporting the weight of the gaming board. And a game board supporting member that can be rotated substantially horizontally between the
The game board attached to the game board support member at the first position rotates to the second position via the game board support member, and is attached to the mounting frame at the second position. A gaming machine characterized by that: "
[0155]
According to the invention described in Aspect 23, the gaming board, the mounting frame on the side of the gaming machine to which the gaming board is mounted, and the first frame opened to the mounting frame while supporting the weight of the gaming board. A game machine having a game board support member rotatable substantially horizontally between the position and the closed second position is configured. Typically, a pachinko machine, an arrangement ball machine, and the like correspond to the gaming machine. In the gaming machine according to the present invention, the game board attached to the game board support member at the first position maintains the weight-supported state while maintaining the weight supported by the second through the game board support member. And is configured to be mounted to the mounting frame at the second position. The “closed second position” is a concept that encompasses not only the completely closed position but also the position immediately before reaching the completely closed position.
[0156]
Generally, a game board is a member among the members constituting a game machine because the board itself is heavy and a display device, a winning device, or an electrical device or a control board for driving the device is arranged. It becomes heavy. For this reason, it can be said that the member is highly required to highly rationalize workability at the time of manufacturing a gaming machine or replacing a gaming board. According to the present invention, it is possible to attach the game board to the game board support member at a position where the game board is opened and hardly interfered with the mounting frame. At this time, the configuration in which the game board supporting member supports the weight of the game board does not require the operator to manually support the relatively heavy game board. Then, with the game board support member supporting the weight of the game board, the game board is rotated from the first position opened with respect to the mounting frame to the closed second position, and the game is played at the second position. The board can be fixed to the mounting frame, and the workability when mounting the game board to the main body can be rationally improved.
[0157]
The game board support member according to the present invention has a mode in which when the game board is mounted, the weight of the game board is supported by contacting the entire lower edge of the game board. Any aspect that supports the weight by contacting the part is preferably included.
[0158]
(Aspect 24)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 23,
An electric contact is provided on the game board, and the electric contact is electrically connected to an electric contact provided on the game board support member based on the mounting operation when the game board is mounted on the game board support member. When the game board is turned to the second position in a state where the game board is supported by the game board support member, the mounting frame or A gaming machine characterized by being electrically connected to an electric contact provided on the gaming machine body. "
[0159]
According to the invention described in the twenty-fourth aspect, the gaming machine in the gaming machine according to the twenty-third aspect is provided with an electric contact, and the electric contact is used when the game board is attached to the game board support member. Is configured to be electrically connected to the electrical contacts provided on the game board support member based on. Alternatively, when the game board is turned to the second position in a state where the game board is supported by the game board support member, the electric contact is attached to the mounting frame or the game machine based on the turning operation to the second position. It is configured to be electrically connected to an electric contact provided on the main body side. When attaching the game board to the mounting frame via the game board support member, based on the operation of attaching the game board to the game board support member, or the operation of rotating the game board from the first position to the second position, Since the joining operation of the electric contacts can be performed at the same time, it contributes to more rational mounting of the game board.
[0160]
Note that the gist of the present invention is to perform an electrical connection operation to the game board while utilizing the operation when the game board is attached to the game machine, and the electric contacts of the game board are provided by the game board support member. It is possible to include all of the aspects that are connected only to the electrical contacts, the aspects that are connected to the mounting frame and / or the electrical contacts on the game machine main body side, and the aspects that are also connected to any of those electrical contacts.
[0161]
(Aspect 25)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 24,
The electric contacts on the game board side are electrically connected to the game board support member side by the mounting operation of the game board to the game board support member or the turning operation to the second position, or the electric contact on the mounting frame side. A gaming machine characterized in that the gaming machine is configured as a pair of male and female connectors so as to be engaged with the electrical contact or the electrical contact on the gaming machine body side in a one-touch manner. "
[0162]
According to the invention described in the twenty-fifth aspect, the electric contact on the gaming board side in the gaming machine according to the twenty-fourth aspect is provided by the operation of attaching the gaming board to the gaming board support member or rotating the gaming board to the second position. It is configured as a pair of male and female connectors to be engaged with the electrical contacts on the board support member side, the electrical contacts on the mounting frame side, or the electrical contacts on the game machine main body in a one-touch manner. The meaning of the "one-touch engagement" in the present invention is that the connector of the game board formed in any of the male and female shapes is engaged with the mating connector formed in the other of the male and female shapes, The aspect in which the electrical contacts provided on the connector are joined at a time is broadly included. With this configuration, in the game board mounting operation, the worker can connect the electric wiring related to the game board simply by performing the mounting operation of the game board without particularly conscious of the connection work of the electric wiring, The rationality regarding the mounting of the game board can be further improved.
[0163]
(Aspect 26)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 24 or 25,
At least one of the electrical contacts is configured so that a relative positional relationship with respect to other electrical contacts can be adjusted to correspond to an arrangement error of the game board support member or the mounting frame with respect to the game board. A gaming machine characterized by: "
[0164]
According to the invention described in the twenty-sixth aspect, in the gaming machine according to the twenty-fourth aspect or the twenty-fifth aspect, at least one of the electrical contacts is provided so as to correspond to an arrangement error of the game board support member or the mounting frame with respect to the game board. The relative positional relationship with respect to the electric contact is configured to be adjustable. With this configuration, it is possible to easily cope with a case where a relative positional relationship between the electrical contacts is shifted due to an assembly error between the respective components such as the game board, the game board support member, the mounting frame, and the game machine main body. Is obtained.
[0165]
(Aspect 27)
"The gaming machine according to any one of aspects 23 to 26,
The game board support member is further integrally formed with a member that restricts the game board from tilting around its lower end by contacting an upper edge portion of the game board attached to the game board support member. A gaming machine characterized by being made. "
[0166]
According to the invention described in the twenty-seventh aspect, the game board support member of the gaming machine according to any one of the twenty-third to twenty-sixth aspects further contacts the upper edge of the game board attached to the game board support member, thereby providing a game. A game board tilt restricting portion for restricting the tilt of the board around its lower end is integrally formed. In the state where the game board support member supports the weight of the game board, furthermore, the game board tilting regulation part integrated with the game board support member abuts on the upper edge of the game board, so that the upper and lower portions of the game board are Both can be supported. This makes it possible to avoid the risk that the game board loses its balance during the work and tilts around the lower end of the game board.
[0167]
(Aspect 28)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 27,
The gaming machine, wherein the gaming board tilting restricting member is in close contact with the gaming board via a resilient force. "
[0168]
According to the invention described in the twenty-eighth aspect, the game board tilting restricting member of the gaming machine according to the twenty-seventh aspect is configured to be in close contact with the game board via a resilient force. With this configuration, it is possible to increase the certainty of holding the upper edge of the game board by the game board tilt regulating member.
[0169]
(Aspect 29)
"The gaming machine according to any one of aspects 23 to 28,
The game board support member has a rotating portion that rotates substantially in a horizontal plane around a mounting portion to a side edge of the mounting frame, and a crossing shape from the lower portion of the rotating portion so as to support the weight of the game board. An extended game board support portion and a tilt regulating portion extending crosswise from an upper portion of the rotating portion so as to abut on an upper edge of the game board to regulate the tilt of the game board are integrally formed. The gaming machine, wherein the rotating portion, the game board support portion, and the tilt regulating portion have a recess capable of accommodating at least a side edge portion of the game board. "
[0170]
According to the invention described in Aspect 29, the gaming board support member in the gaming machine according to any one of Aspects 23 to 28, includes a rotating portion, a gaming board support portion, and a tilt regulating portion integrally formed, A concave portion capable of accommodating at least a side edge portion of the game board is formed. The operator can easily set the game board on the game board support member by inserting the side edge portion of the game board into the recess and housing it. In addition, since the upper side of the concave portion functions to restrict inadvertent tilting of the game board, it is possible to improve workability while rationally securing the holding capacity of the game board. In addition, the concave portion includes both a mode for accommodating a part including a side edge portion of the game board and a mode for accommodating the entire game board.
[0171]
(Aspect 30)
A gaming machine according to aspect 29,
A gaming machine characterized in that a game board guiding means for guiding to the recess is provided in an opening of the recess accommodating the gaming board. "
[0172]
According to the invention described in Aspect 30, the recess for accommodating the game board in the gaming machine according to Aspect 29 is configured such that the opening thereof has means for guiding the game board to the recess. Through this game board guiding means, the worker can easily house the game board in the housing recess of the game board support member. In addition, as a specific mode of the guiding means, for example, a configuration in which the opening of the accommodation recess is widened so as to be wider than the accommodation part, or in order to securely accommodate the game board without disturbing the game board, A configuration in which a guide groove is formed in the opening can be adopted.
[0173]
(Aspect 31)
"The gaming machine according to any one of aspects 23 to 30,
A gaming machine, comprising means for displaying whether or not the gaming board has been normally attached to the gaming board support member. "
[0174]
According to the invention described in the thirty-first aspect, there is provided a means for displaying whether or not the gaming board in the gaming machine according to any one of the twenty-third to twenty-third aspects is normally attached to the gaming board support member. Thereby, the reliability of the work of attaching the game board to the game board support member is ensured.
[0175]
(Aspect 32)
"The gaming machine according to aspect 31,
The display means has an opening formed at a predetermined position of the game board support member and a code indicating a normal mounting state arranged at a predetermined position of the game board, and the game board supports the game board. A gaming machine, wherein the code faces the opening when normally attached to a member. "
[0176]
According to the invention described in the thirty-second aspect, the display means in the gaming machine according to the thirty-first aspect has an opening formed at a predetermined position of the game board support member and a normal mounting state arranged at a predetermined position on the game board. . And when a game board is normally attached to a game board support member, the said code | symbol is comprised so that it may face an opening part. This makes it possible to visually confirm the accuracy of the mounting of the game board to the game board support member, thereby contributing to the rationalization of the work of mounting the game board to the game board support portion.
[0177]
(Aspect 33)
"The gaming machine according to any one of aspects 23 to 32,
A gaming machine, comprising: means for holding the game board support member at the first position so as to be releasable. "
[0178]
According to the invention described in Aspect 33, in the gaming machine according to any one of Aspects 23 to 32, a means for releasably holding the game board support member at the first position is set. By holding the game board support member at the first position, it becomes possible to assist the game board support member at the first position so that the operation of attaching the game board to the game board support member becomes easy.
[0179]
(Aspect 34)
"A gaming machine according to any one of aspects 23 to 33,
Locking means for fixing the game board to the mounting frame, the locking means restricts the game board from rotating from a horizontal plane and detaching from the mounting frame, and is provided on the game board. A gaming machine characterized by applying an urging force in the vertical direction. "
[0180]
According to the invention described in Aspect 34, in the gaming machine according to any one of Aspects 23 to 33, a lock means for fixing the game board to the mounting frame is provided. The lock means is configured to restrict the game board from rotating horizontally and detaching from the mounting frame, and to apply a biasing force to the game board in a vertical direction. By locking the game board to the mounting frame by means of the urging force in the vertical direction by the locking means, it is possible to lock the game board to the mounting frame in close contact with the locking operation by such a locking operation. It becomes possible to perform the work of fastening to the mounting frame of the game board.
[0181]
(Aspect 35)
"The gaming machine according to any one of aspects 23 to 34,
Locking means for releasably fixing the game board to the mounting frame, wherein the locking means attaches the game board to the game board when releasing the game board from fastening to the mounting frame. A gaming machine characterized in that it applies a biasing force for detaching horizontally from a frame. "
[0182]
According to the invention described in the thirty-fifth aspect, in the gaming machine according to any one of the twenty-third aspects to thirty-fourth, further, a lock means for releasably fixing the game board to the mounting frame is provided. The lock means is configured to apply an urging force for horizontally detaching the game board from the mounting frame when releasing the game board from being fixed to the mounting frame. Therefore, contrary to the above operation, when the game board is detached from the mounting frame, when the lock between the game board and the mounting frame is released, the game board can be naturally detached from the mounting frame. The detachment work from the mounting frame of the panel is made easy. In particular, the present invention is useful in a so-called closed-type gaming machine, in which a gaming board is fixedly attached to a mounting frame and an operator's hand does not easily enter the rear side of the gaming machine.
[0183]
【The invention's effect】
According to the present invention, there is provided a technique which contributes to a reasonable mounting of a game board in a gaming machine.
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FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing an entire gaming machine according to an embodiment of the present invention, showing a state where a gaming board is located at a gaming board attaching / detaching position.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the whole of the gaming machine, showing a state in which the gaming board is located at a gaming board fixing position.
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the main body of the gaming machine and the mounting frame as viewed from the front side.
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the main body of the gaming machine and the mounting frame as viewed from the rear side.
FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing an upper side pin guide groove and a means for correcting the orientation of the connector.
FIG. 6 is a perspective view showing a lower pin guide groove.
FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the game board as viewed from the front side.
FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the game board as viewed from the back side.
FIG. 9 is a perspective view for explaining a position adjusting structure of a game board side connector on a left edge portion.
FIG. 10 is a schematic view of the game board side connector on the left side edge viewed from the back side of the game machine.
FIG. 11 is a schematic longitudinal sectional view showing a position adjusting structure of the game board side connector on the left side edge portion.
FIG. 12 is a view for explaining a position adjusting structure of the game board side connector on the right side edge portion, and is a schematic view seen from the back side of the gaming machine.
FIG. 13 is a schematic longitudinal sectional view for explaining a position adjusting structure of the game board side connector on the right edge portion.
FIG. 14 is a schematic plan sectional view for explaining a position adjusting structure of the game board side connector on the right side edge portion.
FIG. 15 is a perspective view showing a game board side locking means.
FIG. 16 is a sectional view showing a locked (fixed) state of the game board side locking means.
FIG. 17 is a schematic plan view showing a manner in which the mounting pins and the pin guide grooves are fitted.
FIG. 18 is a cross-sectional view illustrating a means for correcting the orientation of the mounting frame side connector.
FIG. 19 is a plan view schematically showing the action of correcting the orientation of the mounting frame side connector.
FIG. 20 is a schematic plan view for explaining a first modification;
FIG. 21 is a schematic plan view for explaining a second modification;
FIG. 22 is a cross-sectional view for explaining a third modification, viewed from the back side of the gaming machine.
FIG. 23 is a cross-sectional view for explaining a third modification, viewed from the side of the gaming machine.
FIG. 24 is a cross-sectional view for explaining a fourth modification, viewed from the side of the gaming machine.
FIG. 25 is a schematic view for explaining a fourth modification, viewed from the back side of the gaming machine.
FIG. 26 is a perspective view showing an overall configuration of a gaming machine according to a second embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 26 shows a state in which the game board is stopped.
FIG. 27 is a front view showing a configuration of a game machine main body including a game board support member and a mounting frame. FIG. 27 shows a state in which the game board is not fixed.
FIG. 28 is a plan view showing a cross section taken along line AA in FIG. 27;
FIG. 29 is a perspective view showing a detailed structure of a game board support member.
FIG. 30 shows the structure of the game board as a front view.
FIG. 31 shows a structure of a game board as a side view.
FIG. 32 is a plan view showing the structure of the game board.
FIG. 33 is a perspective view of the game machine with the game board fixed thereto as viewed from the rear side.
[Explanation of symbols]
101 gaming machine
103 game machine main unit
111 Mounting frame (Mounting frame)
113 Rotation hinge rotation position regulating projection
115 Locking means with up / down urging mechanism for game board
117 Lock handle
119 Locking means with game board push-out mechanism
121 Lock handle
131 game board
133 Gaming Area
135 Display mounting part
137 Game board side connector
139 Multiple electrical contacts
141 Normal mounting status display symbol
143 Locking part for vertical urging lock
151 Game board support member
153 Rotating hinge member
155 Rotating part
157 Game board support
159 Game board tilt regulation unit
161 urging convex
163 Guide
171 Game board accommodation
173 Rotating hinge side connector
175 Multiple electrical contacts
177 Rotating hinge side connector mounting hole
179 Normal installation status display window
201 gaming machine
203 gaming machine
205 outer frame
211 Front frame
211a Mounting frame
213 Fixing bracket
215 Pin guide groove
215a opening
215b Straight line area
215c Folding part
215d Pin guide
221 game board
221a Locking part
221b recess
223 Gaming area
225 fixing bracket
227 Mounting pin
229 Lock hole
229a hole periphery
237a Game board side connector
237a1 Flange part
237a2 Connector body
237b Gaming board side connector
237b1 Flange part
237b2 Connector body
241 Mounting frame side locking means
243 Lock handle
245 horizontal axis
251 Game board side lock means
253 Lock handle
253a Lock section
253b Operation knob
253c locking claw
255 horizontal axis
257 locking piece
261 Connector holder
263 spindle
265 plate
267 Pin engaging groove
273a Mounting frame side connector
273b Mounting frame side connector
275 Connector holder
275a engagement groove
275b Frame mounting part
275c Lock groove
277 Connector holding frame
277a locking claw
278 screws
279 Connector holder
279a Connector holding frame
279b Flange
279c locking claw
279d straightening plate
281 pin
283 pin hole
291 pin
293 pin hole
313 Fixing bracket
315 Pin guide groove
315a opening
317 Stopper
327 Mounting pin
331 notch
413 Fixing bracket
415 pin guide groove
415a opening
415b circular part
427 Mounting pin
427a Flat part

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  1. A game machine having a mounting frame of a gaming machine body, and a game board mounted on the mounting frame,
    On one side edge of the game board and one side edge of the mounting frame, a protrusion is formed on one side and a guide groove is formed on the other side, respectively.
    The game board is coupled to the mounting frame through a relative fitting operation between the protrusion and the guide groove, and a first position opened and a second position closed with respect to the mounting frame. Wherein the game machine is rotated substantially horizontally about the protrusion.
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