JP2005013628A - Auxiliary performance device for game machine - Google Patents

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JP2005013628A
JP2005013628A JP2003185938A JP2003185938A JP2005013628A JP 2005013628 A JP2005013628 A JP 2005013628A JP 2003185938 A JP2003185938 A JP 2003185938A JP 2003185938 A JP2003185938 A JP 2003185938A JP 2005013628 A JP2005013628 A JP 2005013628A
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Eiichi Narimatsu
Yukiya Oji
Yoshiharu Yamada
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an auxiliary performance device for the game machines which enhances the attractiveness of the games by arranging moving members movable over a wider range in front of the pattern display device while enabling the exact and accurate movement of the moving members based on the specified control conditions. <P>SOLUTION: The auxiliary performance device for the game machines is provided with a mobile performance device 30 which carries out the auxiliary game performances combined with the game performances on the pattern display device capable of variably displaying figures. The mobile performance device 30 is constituted of a first and second bar-shaped moving members 40a and 40b which are disposed on the display surface of the pattern display device capable of variably displaying figures apart at the required interval, first and second drive transmission means 43, 48, 51, 52 and 66 connected to the respective first and second moving members 40a and 40b, a first and second motors 65 and 71 connected to the drive transmission means 43, 48, 51, 52 and 66, a first and second position detection means 81a and 81b for detecting the positions of the respective moving members 40a and 40b and a display control means. The first and second motors 65 and 71 move the respective moving members 40a and 40b in the required directions in front of the display surface. The display control means controls the drive means 65 and 71 based on the results of the detection of the respective position detection means 81a and 81b. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2005,JPO&NCIPI

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【0001】
【発明の属する技術分野】
この発明は、遊技機の補助演出装置に関し、更に詳細には、図柄を変動表示させて主たる遊技演出を行なう図柄表示装置を備え、該図柄表示装置での遊技演出に合わせて図柄表示装置の前側で移動部材を動作させる補助演出装置に関するものである。
【0002】
【従来の技術】
代表的な遊技機であるパチンコ機は、機内にセットされる遊技盤の盤面に画成した遊技領域の略中央位置に装飾部材が配設されて、該装飾部材に形成した開口部から液晶式やドラム式等の図柄表示装置を臨ませ、この図柄表示装置で図柄組み合わせゲームやリーチ演出等の主たる遊技演出を行なうようになっている。また、前記装飾部材に所要の動作を行なう移動部材を備えた補助演出装置を配設し、該移動部材を前記図柄表示装置で行なわれる遊技演出に合わせて動作させることにより、視覚的な演出効果を向上させ、遊技の興趣を一層増大するようにしたパチンコ機も知られている。例えば、前記補助演出装置としては、複合装置(装飾部材)に往復運動可能にハンマー(移動部材)を配設し、該ハンマーと接続したソレノイド(駆動手段)を特別図柄表示器(図柄表示装置)での遊技演出に合わせて駆動(移動)することで、該ハンマーを動作させるよう構成したものがある(特許文献1参照)。このように、図柄表示装置での遊技演出に合わせて移動部材を動作させれば、視覚的な演出効果を向上させ、遊技の興趣を高めることができる。
【0003】
【特許文献1】
特開2001−25546号公報
【0004】
【発明が解決しようとする課題】
ところで、前記特許文献1に記載された移動部材(ハンマー)は、図柄表示装置の表示面における前面側の所定範囲だけに出現すると共に、前記駆動手段(ソレノイド)のON・OFFにより該表示面における対応範囲での遊技演出と関連して単純に上下移動するものであるため、その動きは単調となり該移動部材の動作により遊技者に与え得るインパクトや遊技の面白みは限定的になる欠点を有していた。従って、前記表示面の前側における広い範囲で動的な遊技演出を行ない、遊技の興趣をより増大させ得る補助演出装置が強く望まれていた。また、前記移動部材を広い範囲で移動させて動的に遊技演出を行なう場合には、該移動部材の制御(位置制御)を正確かつ確実に行なう必要性もあるが、前記特許文献1に記載された移動部材は、前述の如く限られた範囲を単純に上下移動するだけであるから、該移動部材に対して特別な位置制御を行なうものではなかった。
【0005】
【発明の目的】
本発明は、前述した従来の技術に内在している前記課題に鑑み、これを好適に解決するべく提案されたものであって、図柄表示装置の前側を広範囲で移動する移動部材を設けて遊技の興趣を増大すると共に、該移動部材を所定の制御条件に基づいて正確かつ確実に移動させ得る遊技機の補助演出装置を提供することを目的とする。
【0006】
【課題を解決するための手段】
前記課題を克服し、所期の目的を好適に達成するため、本発明に係る遊技機の補助演出装置は、
図柄を可変表示可能な図柄表示装置(20)での遊技演出に合わせて補助的な遊技演出を行なう遊技機(P)の補助演出装置であって、
前記図柄表示装置(20)の表示面(20a)に対し所要間隔離間して配設した棒状の移動部材(40a,40b)と、
前記移動部材(40a,40b)に接続した駆動伝達手段(42,43,46〜48,51,52,66〜69,72〜77)と、
前記駆動伝達手段(42,43,46〜48,51,52,66〜69,72〜77)に接続し、前記移動部材(40a,40b)を前記表示面(20a)の前方において所要方向へ移動させる駆動手段(65,71)と、
前記移動部材(40a,40b)の位置を検出する位置検出手段(53a,53b,81a,81b)と、
前記位置検出手段(53a,53b,81a,81b)の検出結果に基づいて、前記駆動手段(65,71)の制御を行なう駆動制御手段(18)とから構成したことを特徴とする。
【0007】
また、前記移動部材(40a,40b)を移動開始させる基準位置を設定すると共に、該基準位置に前記位置検出手段(53a,53b,81a,81b)として機能する検出部(81a,81b)を配設し、補助的な遊技演出を行なうに際して前記検出部(81a,81b)が前記移動部材(40a,40b)を未検出の場合には、前記駆動制御手段(18)は、前記移動部材(40a,40b)を基準位置に移動させるよう前記駆動手段(65,71)を制御するようにすることもできる。
【0008】
更に、前記移動部材(40a,40b)を、前記基準位置と該基準位置から所要距離離間する移動限界位置との間を移動し得るよう構成し、前記駆動制御手段(18)は、前記移動部材(40a,40b)が前記基準位置と移動限界位置との間で移動するよう前記駆動手段(65,71)を制御するようにしてもよい。
【0009】
前記移動部材(40a,40b)は、第1駆動伝達手段(42,43,51,66〜69)と接続する第1移動部材(40a)と、該第1移動部材(40a)より移動距離を短く設定されて第2駆動伝達手段(46〜48,52,72〜77)と接続する第2移動部材(40b)とからなり、前記駆動手段(65,71)は、前記第1駆動伝達手段(42,43,51,66〜69)を介して前記第1移動部材(40a)を移動させる第1駆動手段(65)と、前記第2駆動伝達手段(46〜48,52,72〜77)を介して前記第2移動部材(40b)を移動させる第2駆動手段(71)とを有し、
前記駆動制御手段(18)は、前記第1移動部材(40a)の移動速度が第2移動部材(40b)の移動速度より速くなるよう前記第1駆動手段(65)および第2駆動手段(71)の夫々を制御し、該第1移動部材(40a)および第2移動部材(40b)の夫々が、略同一の時間で設定した移動距離を移動し得るようにすることもできる。
【0010】
【作用】
本発明は、遊技中に遊技者が最も注目する図柄表示装置の前側を、移動部材が広範囲で移動し得るよう構成したので、遊技者に強烈なインパクトを与え、遊技の面白みを増大させることができる。また、前記移動部材を図柄表示装置の表示部を横切るよう構成したから、該移動部材により該表示部における可変表示領域を仕切ることで複数の領域に分割することが可能となる。すなわち、分割した夫々の領域で異なる遊技演出を行なって遊技演出を多様化し、遊技の興趣を増大させ得るようになる。更に、前記移動部材を複数設けた場合には、移動部材の交点を利用して新たな遊技演出を行なうことができ、遊技者に新鮮な面白みを与えることができる。更にまた、駆動制御手段により、位置検出手段での検出状態に基づいて駆動手段の制御を行なうことで、前記移動部材に所望の動作を確実に行なわせ得る。
【0011】
また、補助的な遊技演出を行なうに際し、検出部が移動部材を未検出の場合に、移動部材を検出部側に移動させて基準位置から動作させることで、該移動部材に所定の動作を確実に行なわせて遊技演出することができる。更に、前記移動限界位置に検出部を配設することなく、前記基準位置に検出部を設けるだけで移動部材を正確に移動制御でき、部品コストを低減し得ると共に、補助演出装置の組み付け作業を簡略化することが可能である。そして、第1移動部材と第2移動部材との移動距離が異なる場合にも、各移動部材の移動速度を調整することで、夫々の移動部材を略同一の時間で設定された移動距離を移動できる。従って、前記第1および第2移動部材での遊技演出を、よりスムーズに行ない得るようになる。
【0012】
【発明の実施の形態】
次に、本発明に係る遊技機の補助演出装置につき、好適な実施例を挙げて、添付図面を参照しながら以下詳細に説明する。なお、遊技機としては、パチンコ機、スロットマシンあるいはパチンコ式スロットマシン等の何れのものであってもよいが、本実施例ではパチンコ機を例に挙げて説明することとする。
【0013】
(パチンコ機について)
先ず、実施例に係るパチンコ機の概略構成について、図2を参照して説明する。本実施例のパチンコ機Pは、外枠Aの開口前面側に対して中枠Bが、連結支持手段Kおよび施錠手段Mを利用して着脱および開放可能に組み付けられている。そして、中枠Bに横開き式のガラス扉Dを組み付けた前枠Cと、前枠Cの下部において中枠Bに対して着脱および開放可能に組み付けられる開閉セット板の前側にセットされた上球皿Eおよび後側にセットされた電動式の球送り装置(図示せず)と、下段に位置する下球皿Fおよび打球発射装置Hと、後側に位置する機構セット盤(図示せず)等が夫々装備されている一方、所要の遊技領域Iを構成した遊技盤Jが着脱交換可能にセットされる。なお、以下の説明において前・後および左・右とは、特に断りのない場合は図2に示すようにパチンコ機Pを前側から見た場合において指称するものとする。
【0014】
(遊技盤について)
前記遊技盤Jは、図2に示すように、その前面側に、略円形状に湾曲形成したレール10により囲まれた前記遊技領域Iが画成され、該遊技領域Iの縦央やや上部に開設した図示しない取付孔(第1の開口部)に整合する大型の装飾部材13が配設されている。前記装飾部材13は、その大部分が開口する枠状に形成されて、該装飾部材13に開設された可視表示部14の後側に、種々の図柄を可変表示可能な図柄表示装置20が臨むようになっている。また、前記遊技領域Iにおける前記装飾部材13の下部には、遊技球が通入可能な始動入賞具11が配設され、該始動入賞具11の下部には、前記図柄表示装置20で展開される図柄組み合わせゲームの結果により発生する特別遊技に際して開放する大型電動式の入賞装置Lが配設されている。なお、前記遊技領域Iの所要位置には、図柄表示装置20での遊技演出(以下、表示演出と云う)に応じて照射パターンを変更して発光演出を行なう電飾装置12,12等が配設されている。また、前記遊技盤Jの裏側において、該遊技盤Jと前記図柄表示装置20との間には、該図柄表示装置20での表示演出に合わせて第1移動部材40aおよび第2移動部材40b(何れも後述)を移動(可動)させて補助的な遊技演出(以下、可動演出と云う)を行なう可動演出装置(補助演出装置)30が取り付けられている。
【0015】
なお、前記始動入賞具11は、その内部に図示しない入賞スイッチが配設され、該入賞スイッチによる遊技球の検出に応じ、前記図柄表示装置20を1回ずつ可変表示させて図柄組み合わせゲームを開始させるものである。また、前記入賞装置Lは、図柄表示装置20において大当り発生の条件が成立した際に開放作動条件が付与される大型の入賞装置Lであって、特別入賞具15に対設された扉状の開閉板16が、パチンコ機Pの裏側の所要位置に配設した主制御装置17で制御される電磁ソレノイド(図示せず)の駆動に基づき、通常の閉成状態から開放状態へ変位されるようになっている。
【0016】
(図柄表示装置について)
前記図柄表示装置20は、横長の略矩形状に形成され、種々の図柄を可変表示して表示演出を行なう液晶ディスプレイであって、略矩形箱状に形成されたケース体21に収容されている(図3(a),(b)参照)。また、前記ケース体21には、パチンコ機Pの全体的な制御を行なう主制御装置17からの制御信号に基づいて、前記図柄表示装置20での表示演出と、前記可動演出装置30での可動演出とを制御する表示制御装置(駆動制御手段)18を収容してある。なお、前記表示制御装置18は、前記可動演出装置30を構成する後述の駆動モータ(駆動手段)65,71および検出センサ(検出部)81a,81bの夫々に接続され、前記主制御装置17からの制御信号に基づいてこれら各部材65,71,81a,81bを制御するよう構成される(図4参照)。また、前記ケース体21は、透明な合成樹脂で形成されており、前記図柄表示装置20において図柄を可変表示する表示面20aをケース体21の前側から視認し得るよう構成してある。なお、前記ケース体21に関する説明において左・右とは、図3(a)に示す状態でケース体21を裏側から視た場合で指称するものとする。
【0017】
そして、図3に示すように、前記ケース体21の左右両側面には、上下方向の所要の幅に亘って外側へ延出するフランジ部23,27が形成されている。そして、前記ケース体21の右側面21aに形成された第1フランジ部23には、その上下方向の略中央位置に右方向に延出する係合片(第1の係合手段)24が形成されると共に、該第1フランジ部23において該係合片24から上下に所要距離だけ離間する位置には、位置決め凹部(第1の位置決め部)25,25が右側に開口するよう形成される。一方、前記ケース体21の左側面21bに形成された第2フランジ部27には、上下方向の略中央位置に回転式の固定具(第1の係合手段)28が配設されると共に、該第2フランジ部27における該固定具28から上下に所要距離だけ離間する位置には、位置決め孔(第1の位置決め部)29,29が前後に貫通するよう形成してある。ここで、前記固定具28は、回動操作用の摘み部28aと、前記第2フランジ部27に当接する円錐吸盤状の係着盤28bと、該係着盤28bから適宜の間隔で略平行に所要幅で延出する一対の係着片28c,28cとからなり(図3(b)参照)、該係着片28c,28cの前端部から係着盤28bの径方向に延出した係合部28dが、後述する係合孔部35aの縁部と係脱可能に係合するよう構成される(図7(b)参照)。
【0018】
(可動演出装置について)
図1、図8〜図11、図12または図18に示すように、前記可動演出装置30は、前記遊技盤Jの裏側に着脱可能に配設される枠状本体部31と、該枠状本体部31に配設される第1駆動伝達手段42,43,66〜69および第2駆動伝達手段46,47,48,72〜77と、該第1駆動伝達手段42,43,66〜69に接続すると共に図柄表示装置20における表示面20aから前方に所要距離離間して位置し、該表示面20aの上下方向(図中のY軸方向)に延在する棒状の第1移動部材40aと、該第2駆動伝達手段46,47,48,72〜77に接続すると共に図柄表示装置20における表示面20aから前方に所要距離離間して位置し、該表示面20aの左右方向(図中のX軸方向)に延在する棒状の第2移動部材40bと、枠状本体部31に配設されて第1駆動伝達手段42,43,66〜69に接続し、第1移動部材40aを表示面20aの前方で左右方向へ移動させる第1駆動モータ(第1駆動手段)65と、枠状本体部31に配設されて第2駆動伝達手段46,47,48,72〜77に接続し、第2移動部材40bを表示面20aの前方で上下方向へ移動させる第2駆動モータ(第2駆動手段)71とを備えている。また、本実施例では前記第1および第2駆動モータ65,71として回転角度を制御可能なステッピングモータを用い、前記表示制御装置18からの制御信号に基づいて夫々の駆動モータ65,71を所定角度だけ回転させ得るようになっている。
【0019】
なお、前記第2移動部材40bは、前記第1移動部材40aの前側に位置するよう構成され、該第1および第2移動部材40a,40bを移動した際に、互いに干渉しないようになっている。また、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの夫々は、光透過性のある部材で形成されると共に、各移動部材40a,40bにおける後部側には、その延在方向の略全長に亘って光反射部材41を一体的に配設してある(図5参照)。すなわち、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの端部に配置した後述するLED(発光手段)62からの光を、前記可動演出装置30(パチンコ機P)の前側に向かって反射し、該第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの夫々をその略全長に亘って明輝し得るようになっている。なお、本実施例では、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bを断面略円形を呈するよう形成してあるが(図8参照)、これに限らず、断面形状を三角形や四角形等の多角形状あるいは略楕円形状を呈するよう形成することも可能で、特に限定されるものではない。
【0020】
(枠状本体部について)
前記枠状本体部31は、図1に示すように、上枠部31a、下枠部31b、右枠部31cおよび左枠部31dから、前記装飾部材13における前記可視表示部14の外縁に沿う略口状に形成されると共に、所要箇所に形成した通孔31eを介して、該枠状本体部31の前面が遊技盤Jの裏面に当接する状態にネジ止めされる。すなわち、前記可動演出装置30を、前記遊技盤の裏側に直接配設してある(図8参照)。なお、前記枠状本体部31の上枠部31aには、板状の金属補強部材32が配設されており、該枠状本体部31が歪まないよう構成してある。ここで、前記枠状本体部31の右枠部31cにおける下方位置に、前記第1駆動モータ65が配設されると共に、該右枠部31cにおける上方位置に前記第2駆動モータ71が配設される。そして、前記上枠部31aの上面および右枠部31cの後面には、第1および第2駆動モータ65,71の回転軸(図示せず)に取り付けた駆動歯車66,72と対応する位置に、窓口31f,31fが夫々開設されており、該窓口31f,31fを介して駆動歯車66,72を手動操作し得るようになっている(図6(a)または図9参照)。また、前記枠状本体部31の左上方位置には、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの基準位置を検出する位置検出手段としての第1および第2検出センサ81a,81b(後述)を配設してある(図8、図17または図20参照)。なお、前記各検出センサ81a,81bは、前記表示制御装置18に接続されている。
【0021】
また、図1または図8に示すように、前記枠状本体部31の前後方向の略中央位置には、前記図柄表示装置20の表示面20aと略整合する大きさの開口部33aを開設した仕切板33が設けられ、該仕切板33の裏側に設けた設置部34に、前記ケース体21を着脱自在に取り付けるよう構成される。なお、前記仕切板33の前面側は、反射防止加工が施されており、前記第1および第2駆動伝達手段42,43,46,47,48,66〜69,72〜77を構成する第1および第2棒状部材43,48(後述)が、前記表示面20aに映り込まないよう構成してある。なお、前記設置部34に関する説明において左・右とは、図6(a)に示すように、前記枠状本体部31を裏側から視た状態で指称するものとする。
【0022】
前記設置部34には、図6に示すように、その右側部(左枠部31d)に前記ケース体21に形成した前記第1フランジ部23が当接可能な第1支持部35が形成され、該設置部34の左側部(右枠部31c)にケース体21に形成した前記第2フランジ部27が当接可能な第2支持部36が形成されている。前記第1支持部35には、左方向に開口して前記第1フランジ部23に形成した前記係合片24を左側から挿脱可能な係合受部35aが形成されると共に、前記第2支持部36には、前記第2フランジ部27に形成した前記固定具28の係着片28c,28cを挿入可能な横長形状に係合孔部36aが穿設され、該固定具28を回転した際に、該係着片28c,28cの係合部28dが前記係合部28aの縁部に係合するようになっている。すなわち、前記係合片24を前記係合受部35aに左側から挿入したもとで(図7(a)参照)、前記ケース体21の左側部を枠状本体部31に近接移動し、係着片28d,28dを前記係合孔部36aに挿入した前記固定具28を回転して係着片28c,28cの係合部28dと係合孔部36aとを係合することで、前記設置部34(枠状本体部31の裏側)にケース体21を取り付けるようになっている(図7(b)参照)。
【0023】
また、図6(a),(b)に示すように、前記第1および第2支持部35,36には、前記係合受部35aおよび係合孔部36aの形成位置から上下方向に所要距離だけ離間する位置に、前記ケース体21に形成した位置決め凹部25,25および位置決め孔29,29の夫々と係合可能な位置決め突部35b,36bが突設されている。すなわち、前記第1支持部35に設けた位置決め突部35b,35bは、前記設置部34にケース体21を組み付ける際に位置決め凹部25,25と係合することで、ケース体21を位置決めする位置決め手段として機能し、また第1および第2支持部35,36の夫々に設けた位置決め突部35b,36bは、該設置部34にケース体21を取り付けた後、各位置決め突部35b,36bと対応の位置決め凹部25および位置決め孔29とが係合して、該ケース体21の移動を規制する移動規制手段として機能するものである。
【0024】
なお、前記設置部34に配設した前記ケース体21の前面は、前記仕切板33の裏側に当接してケース体21の前方移動を規制しており、該仕切板33の開口部33aに前記図柄表示装置20の表示面20aが略整合して該表示面20aを前方から視認し得るようになっている(図8参照)。また、前記枠状本体部31における前記設置部34の上下には、前記ケース体21を上下から挟む位置に、延出部37,37が後方に延出しており、前記固定具28と係合孔部36aとの係合を解除した際に、該枠状本体部31からケース体21(図柄表示装置20)が脱落するのを防止している。
【0025】
なお、図1または図6に示すように、前記枠状本体部31における右枠部31cの裏側には、上下方向に延在する支軸38a,38aが形成され、該支軸38a,38aには裏カバー部材39が枢支される(図6(b)参照)。前記裏カバー部材39は、前方に開口する蓋状に形成されて、該裏カバー部材39の左端縁に形成した係止具39a,39aを、前記枠状本体部31における左枠部31dの裏側に形成した係合筒部38b,38bと係合させることにより、前記図柄表示装置20(ケース体21)および可動演出装置30の後側を覆蓋保護するようになっている。
【0026】
(第1駆動伝達手段について)
前記第1駆動伝達手段42,43,66〜69は、図12に示すように、前記第1駆動モータ65に連繋接続した第1伝達シャフト42と、前記仕切板33における開口部33aの上方および下方に対向的に配置されて、該第1伝達シャフト42を介して第1駆動モータ65に連繋接続した上下一対の第1棒状部材43,43と、該第1棒状部材43,43に摺動自在に支持された第1摺動部材51,51と、これら各部材42,43,43を連繋接続した第1歯車部66〜69とから構成されている。ここで、前記第1伝達シャフト42は、前記枠状本体部31における右枠部31cに配設されて上下に位置する第1棒状部材43,43の間に延在し、該枠状本体部31に上下の端部近傍が枢支されて軸回りに回転し得るよう構成される。また、前記第1伝達シャフト42の中間位置には、前記第1駆動モータ65の駆動歯車(第1歯車部)66と噛合するよう第1歯車(第1歯車部)67が配設され、該第1駆動モータ65の回転に伴い第1伝達シャフト42が軸回りに回転するよう構成される。なお、第1伝達シャフト42の上下の端部には第1傘歯車(第1歯車部)68,68が配設されている。
【0027】
(第1棒状部材について)
前記各第1棒状部材43は、前記仕切板33の左右方向の略全長に亘って延在するよう配置されると共に(図1、図10および図11参照)、左右の端部近傍が前記枠状本体部31に枢支されて軸回りに回転し得るよう構成され、各第1棒状部材43の右端部に、前記第1伝達シャフト42に配設した前記第1傘歯車68,68と噛合する第2傘歯車(第1歯車部)69,69が配設されている。すなわち、前記第1伝達シャフト42の回転に伴い、上下に配置された前記両第1棒状部材43,43が同期的に回転される。また、前記各第1棒状部材43,43の外周面には、その略全長に亘って螺旋状の溝(案内部)43a,43aが形成されており、該螺旋状溝43a,43aに前記第1摺動部材51,51の突部(作動部)54aおよび突起部材(作動部)57の夫々が臨んでいる(図14または図15参照)。なお、前記上側に配設された第1棒状部材43の左端部近傍に、前記第1検出センサ81aが配設されている(図8または図17参照)。
【0028】
(第1摺動部材について)
前記上下一対の第1摺動部材51,51の夫々は、図12、図13または図16に示すように、前記第1移動部材40aの上端または下端を固定する摺動部53,53と、該摺動部53,53に固定されて第1移動部材40aの端部に向けて光を照射し得るLED(発光手段)62を備えた配線基板61,61とから構成される。前記各摺動部53には、左右方向に貫通して前記第1棒状部材43を挿通する挿通孔54と、該挿通孔54に隣接した位置に、当該挿通孔54の延在方向に交差する方向(上下方向)に貫通して前記第1移動部材40aの端部を挿入する支持孔55とが形成されている(図13参照)。すなわち、前記各第1摺動部材51(摺動部53)は、前記挿通孔54を介して前記第1棒状部材43の左右方向に沿って摺動自在に外挿支持されると共に、上下の第1摺動部材51,51(摺動部53,53)の前記支持孔55,55を介して前記第1移動部材40aが支持されて、該移動部材40aが前記表示面20aを左右の領域に分割し得るよう構成されている(図1参照)。なお、前記LED62は、前記主制御装置17に制御されるランプ制御装置19に接続され、該ランプ制御装置19からの制御信号に基づいて点灯・消灯等するようになっている(図4参照)。
【0029】
また、前記各第1摺動部材51における前記挿通孔54の内側面には、前記突部54aが内部に向かって突設されており、該突部54aが前記螺旋状溝43aに臨んでいる(図14または図15参照)。そして、図15に示すように、上側に配設された第1摺動部材51(摺動部53)の側部には、前記突部54aの形成箇所から離間する位置に、上方に開口して前記挿通孔54に向けて貫通する通孔56が穿設され、該通孔56の内部に前記螺旋状溝43aに臨む前記突起部材57と、該突起部材57を該螺旋状溝43aに向けて押圧するバネ(弾性部材)58とを収容してある。同様に、下側に配設された第1摺動部材51(摺動部53)の側部にも、前記突部54aの形成箇所から離間する位置に、下方に開口して前記挿通孔54に向けて貫通する通孔56が穿設され、該通孔56の内部に前記突起部材57と前記バネ58とが収容されて、該突起部材57が該螺旋状溝43aに向けて押圧されるようになっている。なお、前記各摺動部53には、前記各通孔56の外側開口を閉成する被覆部材59が夫々取り付けられて、該通孔56から突起部材57やバネ58が脱落しないよう構成される。
【0030】
すなわち、前記各第1棒状部材43の螺旋状溝43aには、前記突起部材57と前記突部54aとが臨み、該第1棒状部材43を正逆回転させた際には、該突起部材57および突部54aの夫々と螺旋状溝43aとが連繋して対応する前記第1摺動部材51が第1棒状部材43に沿って左右方向に移動するようになっている。なお、前記第1駆動モータ65により回転される上下一対の第1棒状部材43,43の螺旋状溝43a,43aは、上下の第1摺動部材51,51を同一方向に移動させるよう構成してある。また、前記上下の第1摺動部材51,51に前記第1移動部材40aの端部を夫々固定してあるから、各第1棒状部材43の回転に伴って第1摺動部材51が回転することはなく、従って第1摺動部材51の左右方向の移動に伴い第1移動部材40aが左右方向に移動される。前述したように、前記螺旋状溝43aは、各第1棒状部材43の略全長に亘って形成されているので、前記第1摺動部材51(第1移動部材40a)は、前記表示面20aの前方を左右方向に移動する。
【0031】
また、前記通孔56は、図15に示すように、該通孔56における前記挿通孔54に開口する内側開口が、前記第1摺動部材51,51の外側に開口する外側開口より小径に形成される。すなわち、前記第1摺動部材51,51の外側面から内側に所要距離だけ大径凹部56aが形成され、該大径凹部56aの内底面に前記挿通孔54に開口する小径の内部通孔56bが形成される。一方、前記突起部材57における前記挿通孔54(螺旋状溝43a)に近接する端部を前記通孔56の内部通孔56bより小径に設定すると共に、該挿通孔54(螺旋状溝43a)から離間する端部に、前記大径凹部56aに挿入可能で、かつ内部通孔56bより大径に設定した係止部57aが形成されている。すなわち、前記係止部57aが大径凹部56aの内底面に当接して、前記バネ58により前記螺旋状溝43aに向けて押圧された突起部材57が、前記通孔56から脱落するのを防止している。
【0032】
図12または図15に示すように、上側に配設された前記第1摺動部材51の摺動部53には、左方向に向けて延在する第1検出片53a(位置検出手段)が形成されている。そして、この第1摺動部材51(第1移動部材40a)が、前記表示面20aより左方向(左枠部31d側)に移動した際に(図10参照)、前記第1検出センサ81aが前記第1検出片53aを検出するようになっており、この第1検出センサ81aで第1検出片53aを検出した位置を、前記第1移動部材40aの基準位置として前記表示制御装置18に設定してある。ここで、前記第1検出センサ81aとしては、凹形の本体の対向位置に発光部82と受光部83を備えた光学式センサであって(図17参照)、前記第1検出片53aが発光部82と受光部83との間に移動して遮光した時点で検出(ON)状態とされて、前記第1移動部材40aが基準位置にあることが検出され、この検出信号が前記表示制御装置18に出力されるようになっている。
【0033】
ここで、前記表示制御装置18は、前記第1移動部材40aを移動して可動演出を行なう、すなわち移動開始させるに際し、前記第1検出センサ81aが前記第1検出片53aを未検出の場合には、第1移動部材40aを前記基準位置に移動するよう前記第1駆動モータ65を駆動し、該第1検出センサ81aにより第1検出片53aを検出した後に、所定の制御条件に基づいて第1駆動モータ65を駆動して第1移動部材40aを移動させるよう設定してある。なお、前記表示制御装置18は、パチンコ機に電源が投入された際にも、前記第1移動部材40aが前記基準位置に移動するよう前記第1駆動モータ65を駆動するよう設定されている。また、前記表示制御装置18には、図11に示すように、前記第1移動部材40a(第1摺動部材51)が前記各第1棒状部材43の右端部より手前(左側)まで移動した時点で前記第1駆動モータ65を逆転または停止するよう設定されており、この位置を第1移動部材40aが移動し得る限界としての移動限界位置として設定されている。すなわち、前記表示制御装置18は、前記基準位置と移動限界位置との間で該第1移動部材40aが移動するよう前記第1駆動モータ65を制御している。
【0034】
(配線基板について)
前記配線基板61に配設した前記LED62は、赤色・緑色・青色の3色を任意に発光可能な、所謂フルカラーLEDであって、前記ランプ制御装置19からの制御に基づき所要の色で発光演出し得るようになっている。また、図16に示すように、前記配線基板61は、前記第1移動部材40aの端面に前記LED62が対向するよう前記第1摺動部材51,51の夫々に配設される。従って、前記LED62が発光した際に、該LED62の光は第1移動部材40aの延在方向に向けて照射され、該第1移動部材40aが発光する。また、前記配線基板61と前記ランプ制御装置19とは、所要の幅寸法を有すると共に厚みを薄くした可撓性を有するフラットケーブル(図示せず)で接続されており、前記第1摺動部材51,51が左右方向に移動した際に、該フラットケーブルを所定の方向に可撓させ得るようになっている。なお、前記フラットケーブルは、前記第1摺動部材51,51がその移動領域(基準位置から移動限界位置の間)の全域に亘って移動し得る長さに設定されると共に、該フラットケーブルの所要位置は、前記枠状本体部31に貼着されて、前記第1摺動部材51,51を移動するのに最小限だけフラットケーブルが可撓するようにしてある。
【0035】
(第2駆動伝達手段について)
一方、前記第2駆動伝達手段46,47,48,72〜77は、図18に示すように、前記第2駆動モータ71に連繋接続した第2伝達シャフト46と、該第2伝達シャフト46に連繋接続した第3伝達シャフト47と、前記仕切板33の開口部33aの左方および右方に対向的に配置されて、該第2および第3伝達シャフト47を介して第2駆動モータ71に連繋接続した左右一対の第2棒状部材48,48と、該第2棒状部材48,48に摺動自在に支持された第2摺動部材52,52と、これら各部材46,47,48,48を連繋接続した第2歯車部72〜77とから構成されている。ここで、前記第2伝達シャフト46は、前記枠状本体部31における上枠部31aの右側位置に左右方向に延在するよう配置された短尺部材であって、その左右両端部近傍を該枠状本体部31に枢支されて軸回りに回転し得るようになっている。そして、前記第2伝達シャフト46の右端部に取り付けた第2歯車(第2歯車部)73が前記第2駆動モータ71の駆動歯車(第2歯車部)72と噛合するよう構成される。
【0036】
また、前記第3伝達シャフト47は、前記枠状本体部31における上枠部31aに配設されて左右に位置する前記第2棒状部材48,48の間に延在し、該枠状本体部31に上下の端部近傍が枢支されて軸回りに回転し得るよう構成される。そして、前記第3伝達シャフト47の右端部近傍には、前記第2伝達シャフト46の左端部に取り付けた第3歯車(第2歯車部)74と噛合する第4歯車(第2歯車部)75が配設され、該第2伝達シャフト46の回転に伴い第3伝達シャフト47が軸回りに回転するよう構成される。なお、第3伝達シャフト47の左右の端部には第3傘歯車(第2歯車部)76,76が配設されている。
【0037】
(第2棒状部材について)
前記各第2棒状部材48は、前記仕切板33の上下方向の略全長に亘って延在するよう配置されると共に(図1または図8参照)、上下の端部近傍が前記枠状本体部31に枢支されて軸回りに回転し得るよう構成され、両第2棒状部材48,48の上端部に、前記第3伝達シャフト47に配設した前記第3傘歯車76,76と噛合する第4傘歯車(第2歯車部)77,77が夫々配設されている。すなわち、前記第3伝達シャフト47の回転に伴い、左右に配設された前記両第2棒状部材48,48が同期的に回転される。なお、前記第2棒状部材48,48の夫々は、前記第1棒状部材43,43の前側に位置するよう配置されて、第1および第2棒状部材43,48の夫々が干渉しないようになっている(図8参照)。また、前記各第2棒状部材48の外周面には、前記第1棒状部材43と同様にその略全長に亘って螺旋状の溝(案内部)48aが形成されており、該螺旋状溝48aに前記各第2摺動部材52に配設された前記突部54aおよび突起部材57が夫々臨んでいる。そして、前記左側の第2棒状部材48の上端部近傍に、前記第2検出センサ81bが配設されている(図8または図20参照)。
【0038】
(第2摺動部材について)
ここで、前記第2摺動部材52,52の構成は、前記第1摺動部材51,51の構成と基本的に同一であるので、同一の機能を有する部材には同一の符号を付して以下簡単に説明する。前記左右一対の第2摺動部材52,52の夫々は、図19に示すように、前記第2移動部材40bの左端または右端を固定する摺動部53,53と、該摺動部53,53に固定した第2移動部材40bの端部に向けて光を照射し得るLED62を備えた配線基板61,61とから構成される。前記各摺動部53には、上下方向に貫通して前記第2棒状部材48を挿通可能な挿通孔54と、該挿通孔54に隣接した位置に、該挿通孔54の延在方向に交差する方向(左右方向)に貫通して前記第2移動部材40bを挿入可能な支持孔55(図18参照)とが形成されている。すなわち、前記第2摺動部材52,52(摺動部53)は、前記挿通孔54を介して前記第2棒状部材48,48に沿って摺動自在に外挿支持されると共に、左右に位置する第2摺動部材52,52(摺動部53)の前記支持孔55を介して前記第2移動部材40bの左右の端部が支持されて、前記表示面20aを上下の領域に分割し得るよう構成される。
【0039】
また、前記各第2摺動部材52における前記挿通孔54の内側面には、前記第1摺動部材51と同様に、前記突部54aが突設されると共に、左側に配設された第2摺動部材52(摺動部53)の側部には、左方に開口して前記挿通孔54に向けて貫通する通孔56が穿設され、該通孔56の内部に前記突起部材57と前記バネ58とを収容してある。同様に、右側に配設された第2摺動部材52(摺動部53)の側部には、右方に開口して前記挿通孔54に向けて貫通する通孔56が穿設されて、該通孔56の内部に前記突起部材57と前記バネ58とを収容してある。更に、前記各摺動部53には、前記通孔56の外側開口を閉成する被覆部材59を夫々取り付けてある。
【0040】
すなわち、前記各第2棒状部材48の螺旋状溝48aに、前記突起部材57および前記突部54aが臨み、該第2棒状部材48を回転させた際には、該突起部材57および突部54aの夫々と螺旋状溝48aとが連繋して対応する前記第2摺動部材52が第2棒状部材48に沿って上下方向に移動するようになっている。なお、前記第2駆動モータ71により回転される左右一対の第2棒状部材48,48の螺旋状溝48a,48aは、左右の第2摺動部材52,52を同一方向に移動させるよう構成してある。また、前記左右の第2摺動部材52,52に、前記第2移動部材40bの両端部を固定してあるから、前記第2棒状部材48,48の回転に伴って第2摺動部材52,52の夫々が回転することはなく、従って第2摺動部材52,52の上下方向の移動に伴い第2移動部材40bが上下方向に移動される。前述したように、前記螺旋状溝48aは、第2棒状部材48の略全長に亘って形成されているので、前記第2摺動部材52,52(第2移動部材40b)は、前記表示面20aの前方を上下方向に横切るよう移動する。
【0041】
図19および図20に示すように、左側に配設された前記第2摺動部材52の摺動部53には、左方向に向けて第2検出片53b(位置検出手段)が形成されている。そして、前記第2摺動部材52,52が、前記表示面20aより上方向(上枠部31a側)に移動した際に、前記第2検出センサ81bが前記第2検出片53bを検出するようになっており、この第2検出センサ81bで第2検出片53bを検出した位置を、前記第2移動部材40bの基準位置として前記表示制御装置18に設定してある。なお、前記第2検出センサ81bの構成は、前記第1検出センサ81aの構成と同一である。
【0042】
そして、前記表示制御装置18は、前記第2移動部材40bを移動して可動演出を行なう、すなわち移動開始させるに際し、前記第2検出センサ81bが前記第2検出片53bを未検出の場合には、第2移動部材40bを前記基準位置に移動するよう前記第2駆動モータ71を駆動し、該第2検出センサ81bにより第2検出片53bを検出した後に、所定の制御条件に基づいて第1駆動モータ65を駆動して可動演出を行なうよう設定してある。なお、前記表示制御装置18は、パチンコ機に電源が投入された際にも、前記第2移動部材40bが前記基準位置に移動するよう前記第2駆動モータ71を駆動するよう設定されている。また、前記表示制御装置18には、前記第2移動部材40b(第2摺動部材52)が前記各第2棒状部材48の下端部より手前(上側)まで移動した時点で前記第2駆動モータ71を逆転または停止するよう設定されており、この位置を第2移動部材40bが移動し得る限界としての移動限界位置として設定されている。すなわち、前記表示制御装置18は、前記基準位置と移動限界位置との間で前記第2移動部材40bが移動するよう前記第2駆動モータ71を制御している。
【0043】
(配線基板について)
前記配線基板61に配設した前記LED62は、前述したと同様に、前記ランプ制御装置19からの制御に基づき所要の色で発光演出し得るフルカラーLED62であって、該LED62が前記第2移動部材40bの端面に対向するよう前記第2摺動部材52,52(支持部53)の夫々に配設され、該LED62が発光した際に、該第2移動部材40bが発光するよう構成される。また、前記配線基板61と前記ランプ制御装置19とは、前記フラットケーブルで接続され、前記第2摺動部材52,52が上下方向に移動した際に、該フラットケーブルが一定の方向に可撓し得るよう構成されている。なお、前記フラットケーブルは、前記第2摺動部材52,52がその移動領域の全長に亘って移動し得る長さに設定されている。また、前記フラットケーブルの所要位置は前記枠状本体部31に貼着され、前記第2摺動部材52,52が移動するに際して必要最低限だけ該フラットケーブルが可撓し得るよう構成してある。
【0044】
(第1および第2駆動モータの制御態様について)
前述したように、前記図柄表示装置20は横長に形成されており、左右方向に移動する前記第1移動部材40aは、上下方向に移動する第2移動部材40bより移動距離が長くなっている。そこで、前記表示制御装置18は、前記第1移動部材40aを駆動する第1駆動モータ65が所定時間に回転させる回転角度を、前記第2移動部材40bを駆動する第2駆動モータ71が同一時間に回転させる回転角度より大きくなるよう制御して、該第1移動部材40aが前記基準位置から移動限界位置まで移動するのに要する時間と、該第2移動部材40bが前記基準位置から移動限界位置まで移動するのに要する時間とが、略同一となるよう設定してある。すなわち、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの夫々は、略同一の時間を掛けて夫々に設定された移動距離を移動し得るよう構成されている。
【0045】
【実施例の作用】
次に、本実施例に係る遊技機の可動演出装置の作用につき説明する。
【0046】
前記遊技盤Jに打ち出されたパチンコ球が前記始動入賞具11に入賞すると、前記図柄表示装置20の表示面20aで各種図柄が可変表示されて所要の表示演出が行なわれる。ここで、前記表示制御装置18が、前記主制御装置17からの可動演出装置30を動作させる制御信号を受信すると、該表示制御装置18が所定の設定条件に従って前記第1駆動モータ65および第2駆動モータ71の夫々を駆動して可動演出を行なう。前記第1駆動モータ65が回転駆動されると、該第1駆動モータ65の回転に伴って前記第1伝達シャフト42が軸回りに回転し、該第1伝達シャフト42の回転に伴い、前記上下一対の第1棒状部材43,43が軸回りに回転する。そして、前記第1棒状部材43,43が回転すると、該第1棒状部材43,43の外周面に形成した前記螺旋状溝43a,43aに臨んだ前記第1摺動部材51,51の夫々の突起部材57と突部54aとが該螺旋状溝43a,43aに摺接することで、該第1棒状部材43,43の回転に伴い該第1摺動部材51,51が左方向または右方向にスライド移動する。すなわち、前記上下一対の第1摺動部材51,51の夫々に、端部を固定した前記第1移動部材40aも、該第1摺動部材51,51の移動に伴って前記表示面20aの前方を平行に移動する。
【0047】
また、同様に、前記第2駆動モータ71が回転駆動されると、該第2駆動モータ71の回転に伴って前記第2伝達シャフト46が軸回りに回転すると共に該第2伝達シャフト46の回転に伴い前記第3伝達シャフト47が回転する。そして、前記第3伝達シャフト47の回転に伴い、前記左右一対の第2棒状部材48,48が軸回りに回転され、該第2棒状部材48,48が回転すると、当該第2棒状部材48,48の外周面に形成した前記螺旋状溝48a,48aに臨んだ前記第2摺動部材52,52の夫々の突起部材57と突部54aとが該螺旋状溝48a,48aに摺接することにより、第2棒状部材48,48の回転に伴い第2摺動部材52,52が上方向または下方向にスライド移動される。すなわち、前記左右一対の第2摺動部材52,52の夫々に、端部を固定した前記第2移動部材40bも、該第2摺動部材52,52の移動に伴って前記表示面20aの前方を平行に移動する。
【0048】
すなわち、遊技中に遊技者が最も注目する前記図柄表示装置20における表示面20aの前側を、第1および第2移動部材40a,40bが移動するから、遊技者に強烈なインパクトを与え、遊技の面白みを増大させることができる。また、前記表示面20aでの平面的な表示演出に加え、該表示面20aの前面を各移動部材40a,40bが移動することで立体的な可動演出を行なうことができるようになり、演出態様の多様化を図り得る。
【0049】
また、前記第1移動部材40aおよび第2移動部材40bの夫々の端面にLED62を対向するよう配置したから、各LED62を発光することで、各移動部材40a,40bを発光することができる。従って、遊技者が最も注目している図柄表示装置20(表示面20a)の前側を、発光させた第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの夫々が移動することにより、遊技者が該移動部材40a,40bでの可動演出を見逃すのをなくすことが可能になる。このように、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの夫々を発光し得るようにしたことで、移動部材40a,40bから遊技者の注意が逸れたときでも、該移動部材40a,40bを発光して遊技者に気付かせることができ、当該移動部材40a,40bによる可動演出効果を最大に生かすことができる。更に、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの略全長に亘って光反射材を配設するようにしたので、前記LED62により、該移動部材40a,40bの全体を明輝させた状態で可動演出することができる。なお、本実施例では、前記各移動部材40a,40bの端部にLED62を配設して各移動部材40a,40bを発光するよう構成したので、これら移動部材40a,40bに直接発光手段を設ける場合に較べて構成を簡略化でき、コストを抑制することができる。
【0050】
また、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bと一体的に前記LED62も移動するようにしたから、該LED62の発する光を確実に移動部材40a,40bに向けて照射し得る。更に、前記LED62としてフルカラーLEDを使用することにより、各移動部材40a,40bの発光色を所要に応じて変化させることができ、多様な発光演出を行ない得る。例えば、各移動部材40a,40bの両端部に配設した前記LED62,62を異なる色(例えば赤色と青色等)で発光させて遊技演出することも可能となる。この場合には、各移動部材40a,40bの一方の端部に配設したLED62を所定の色(例えば赤色)で発光すると、他方の端部側に向かうにつれて次第に色彩が変化(紫色に変化)し、移動部材40a,40bの略中央位置を過ぎると次第に他方の端部に配設したLED62で発光させた色(例えば青色)に変化するので、可動演出装置30での遊技演出をより増大し得ると共に、装飾性も向上される。すなわち、可動演出装置30は、第1および第2移動部材40a,40bを移動(可動)させることによる可動演出と、該第1および第2移動部材40a,40bを発光させることによる発光演出とを同時に行なうことができる。このように、前記可動演出装置30によれば、前記図柄表示装置20の表示面20aの前面を第1および第2移動部材40a,40bが発光しながら移動(可動)するという、従来にない斬新な遊技演出を行ない得るようになる。なお、前記LED62と前記ランプ制御装置19とは、所定の方向に可撓し得るフラットケーブルで接続してあるから、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの夫々が移動して該ケーブルが伸縮した場合でも、該ケーブルが他の部材に引っ掛かるのを防止して当該ケーブルの損傷を防ぎ、各LED62を確実に発光させることができる。
【0051】
また、前記表示面20aの前方を、上下または左右に仕切るように第1および第2移動部材40a,40bが移動することで、該第1および第2移動部材40a,40bにより該表示面20aの表示領域が見かけ上複数の領域(最大で4つの領域)に分割されることになる(図1参照)。従って、前記表示面20aにおける前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bで分割された夫々の領域において、異なる表示演出を行なうことができ、演出内容を多様化して遊技の興趣をより増大させ得る。更に、前記第1移動部材40aと第2移動部材40bの2つの移動部材が前後の位置関係で移動することで、両移動部材40a,40bを交差させて、その交点を利用した可動演出もできるから、今までにない新たな演出を行なうことができ、遊技者に新鮮な面白みを与えることができる。ここで、移動部材40a,40bの交点を利用した演出とは、例えば、移動部材40a,40bの交点を鉄砲等の照準器に見立てて、前記表示面20aに表示した標的に狙いを定めるようにした演出等が考えられる。
【0052】
また、例えば、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bを同一の駆動モータで駆動するよう構成した場合には、両移動部材40a,40bが同期的に移動することになり、演出態様は限定的になってしまう。これに対して、前記可動演出装置30では、前記第1移動部材40aおよび第2移動部材40bの夫々に対応的に第1駆動モータ65および第2駆動モータ71を設けるよう構成したから、第1駆動モータ65および第2駆動モータ71を夫々独立して駆動でき、このため第1移動部材40aおよび第2移動部材40bの夫々を独立して移動させ得るから、より複雑な可動演出が可能となる。
【0053】
前述したように、前記第1および第2棒状部材43,48を回転させることで、該棒状部材43,48に形成した螺旋状溝43a,48aに臨んだ前記突起部材57および突部54aを介して第1および第2摺動部材51,52が移動するから、当該棒状部材43,48の回転量に応じて各摺動部材51,52を正確に移動することができる。従って、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの夫々も正確かつ確実に移動でき、所望の可動演出を確実に行なわせることが可能となる。また、前記第1および第2摺動部材51,52に設けた前記突起部材57を、バネ57で常に前記螺旋状溝43a,48aに向けて押圧しているから、該螺旋状溝43a,48aから突起部材57が脱落することはなく、より正確かつ確実に前記第1および第2摺動部材51,52(第1および第2移動部材40a,40b)の夫々を移動させ得る。なお、前記突起部材57を挿入する通孔56の内側開口を外側開口より小さくしたことで、該通孔56を突起部材57が通出することもなく、突起部材57が通孔56から抜け落ちることはない。そして、前記上下一対の第1摺動部材51,51および左右一対の第2摺動部材52,52の夫々は、同期的に同一方向に移動するから、前記第1移動部材40aおよび第2移動部材40bの夫々が移動時に歪むことはなく円滑に移動でき、該第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの損傷を防止できる。
【0054】
また、可動演出装置30の構成部材である前記各移動部材40a,40b、各駆動伝達手段42,43,46,47,48,66〜69,72〜77および各駆動モータ65,71の夫々を枠状本体部31に組み付けるよう構成したので、該可動演出装置30を単一のユニットとして取り扱うことができ、可動演出装置30の管理や輸送作業を簡略化し得ると共に、遊技機への可動演出装置30の取り付けも簡単に行ない得るようになる。更に、前記枠状本体部31に金属補強部材32を配設したから、該可動演出装置30に歪み等の変形が生ずることにより各構成部材が動作不良を来たすのは防止され、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bを確実に移動させることができる。更に、前記第1および第2棒状部材43,48の夫々と、前記図柄表示装置20の表示面20aとの間に、前面に反射防止加工を施した仕切板33を配置してあるから、これらの棒状部材43,48の該表示面20aへの映り込みはなく、遊技者の興趣をそぐことはない。
【0055】
なお、前記枠状本体部31の裏側に図柄表示装置20の裏側を保護する裏カバー部材39を取り付けるよう構成したことで、該図柄表示装置20および枠状本体部31に異物が接触して故障や動作不良等が発生するのは防止される。また、前記第1および第2駆動モータ65,71の駆動歯車66,72を、前記枠状本体部31に開設した窓口31f,31fを介して手で直接操作できるので、可動演出装置30をパチンコ機Pに組み付ける前に該可動演出装置30の動作異常の有無を確認し得る。更に、前記可動演出装置30に故障等の不具合が生じた際には、前記各駆動歯車66,72を手で直接回転させて前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bの夫々を表示面20aの前側から退避させることができ、該移動部材40a,40bが表示面20aで行なわれる表示演出を遮り、遊技の興趣をそぐのを防止することもできる。
【0056】
また、前記表示制御装置18は、前記第1移動部材40aまたは第2移動部材40bの夫々を移動して可動演出を行なうに際し、前記第1検出センサ81aまたは第2検出センサ81bが対応の移動部材40a,40bを未検出の場合には、前記第1および第2駆動モータ65,71を駆動して各移動部材40a,40bをセンサ側(基準位置)に移動させるよう制御しているから、各移動部材40a,40bに所定の動作を確実に行なわせて可動演出することができる。また、前記移動限界位置に検出センサを配設することなく、前記基準位置に各検出センサ81a,81bを設けるだけで各移動部材40a,40bを正確に移動制御し得るから、部品コストを低減し得ると共に、可動演出装置30の組み付け作業も簡略化される。更に、移動距離が長い第1移動部材40aを、移動距離の短い第2移動部材40bより移動速度が速くなるよう設定してあるから、両移動部材40a,40bを略同一の時間で設定された移動距離を移動させ得る。従って、前記第1および第2移動部材40a,40bでの可動演出をよりスムーズに行なわせ、遊技者が、これらの移動部材40a,40bの動作を不自然に感じるのを防止できる。
【0057】
ところで、前記基準位置にのみ検出センサ81a,81bを配設し、前記表示制御装置18により検出センサ81a,81bからの駆動モータ65,71の回転を制御して間接的に移動部材40a,40b(摺動部材51,52)の移動限界位置を制御する場合には、該移動限界位置にも検出センサを設ける場合に較べると、該移動限界位置での移動部材40a,40b(摺動部材51,52)の位置に誤差が生じ易い。そこで、本実施例では、前記各移動部材40a,40bの移動限界位置として、該移動部材40a,40b(摺動部材51,52)の夫々が、対応の前記棒状部材43,48の端部より手前の位置に設定してあるから、移動部材40a,40b(摺動部材51,52)が、設定した移動限界位置より棒状部材43,48の端部側への移動に移動することが許容される。すなわち、移動部材40a,40b(摺動部材51,52)の移動限界位置に誤差が生じて移動部材40a,40b(摺動部材51,52)が棒状部材43,48の端部側へ移動した場合でも、前記各駆動モータ65,71に負荷が掛かるのは防止でき、前記可動部材30が損傷することはない。
【0058】
【変更例】
本発明に係る遊技機の補助演出装置としては、実施例のものに限られず種々の変更が可能である。例えば、移動部材として、上下方向と左右方向に移動する2つの移動部材を設けたが、1つまたは3つ以上の移動部材を配設するようにしてもよい。また、前記移動部材の移動する方向としては、実施例のように上下方向や左右方向に限られるものではなく、移動部材が斜め方向に移動するよう構成してもよく、前後方向に移動するよう構成することも可能であり、更には移動部材が回転または揺動するようにしてもよい。そして、移動部材を駆動する駆動手段を、各移動部材に対応して設けるようにしたが、単一の駆動手段で複数の移動部材を駆動するよう構成することもできる。なお、前記駆動手段としては、実施例のようにステッピングモータに限られるものではなく、従来公知の各種駆動手段を用いることが可能である。
【0059】
また、実施例では、移動部材の端面にLEDを配設して移動部材全体を発光するよう構成したが、例えば移動部材の全長に有機ELを設けて移動部材自体が発光するよう構成することもできる。更に、発光手段としては、フルカラーLEDに限られるものではなく、単色のLEDや豆球、その他従来公知の各種発光手段を採用することが可能である。そして、前記発光手段に関し、所要の発光制御を行なうようにしてもよく、例えば、移動部材の両端部に配設した発光手段を、点滅するよう設定したり、交互に点灯・消灯させたり、あるいは発光手段の点滅間隔を夫々異なるよう設定することもできる。また、実施例では、前記移動部材の両端部に発光手段を配設するようにしたが、一方の端部にのみ発光手段を配設することも可能である。更に、実施例では、配線基板とランプ制御装置とをフラットケーブルで接続するようにしたが、これに限らず、従来公知の各種接続手段を採用することができる。
【0060】
なお、移動部材の形状・大きさ等は特に限定されるものではなく、補助演出装置の寸法等に応じて任意に決定すればよい。そして、前記移動部材に駆動手段の動力を伝達する駆動伝達手段としては、実施例の構成や組み合わせに限られるものではない。例えば、実施例では駆動伝達手段として、外周面に螺旋状の溝を形成した棒状部材を用いるよう構成したが、該棒状部材の外周面に螺旋状に突出部を形成し、該突出部に摺接するよう前記摺動部材に作動部を設けるよう構成することもできる。更に、前記棒状部材に代えて、ベルトおよびプーリを利用したり、チェーンおよびスプロケットを利用するようにしてもよい。
【0061】
そして、前記第1および第2摺動部材に形成する通孔の形状としては、実施例のように大径凹部と内部通孔とから段状に形成したものに限らず、該通孔の外側開口から内側開口に向けて徐々に小径になるよう形成した場合でも、前記突起部材の脱落を防止できる。また、実施例では、前記仕切板の前面側に反射防止加工を施すよう構成したが、該仕切板の裏面側に形成するようにしてもよく、また仕切板に反射防止加工を施した部材を貼付するよう構成しても実施例と同様の作用効果を得ることができる。更に、前記枠状本体部を補強する部材としては、金属板部材に限らず、種々の部材を採用することができ、該補強部材を設ける部位としては、枠状本体部の上枠部に限られるものではなく、任意の部位に設けるよう構成することが可能である。
【0062】
また、補助演出装置の制御態様としては、実施例に示したものに限らず、任意の制御を行なうようにすればよい。実施例では、駆動制御手段により、第1駆動モータと第2駆動モータとの回転数を異なるよう制御することで、第1移動部材と第2移動部材との移動速度を変更するよう構成したが、例えば、該第1駆動モータと第2駆動モータとの回転数を同一とするよう該駆動制御手段を設定するようにしてもよい。この場合には、前記第1移動部材を移動させる第1歯車部と、前記第2移動部材を移動させる第2歯車部との歯数を変更することで、該第1移動部材および第2移動部材の夫々が、略同一の時間で設定した移動距離を移動し得るようにすることができ、前記駆動制御手段による制御が複雑化するのを防止し得る利点がある。更に、前記第1および第2棒状部材に螺旋状に形成した案内部の間隔(ピッチ)を変更することでも、前記第1移動部材と第2移動部材との移動速度を変更することができる。
【0063】
更にまた、前記移動部材を移動開始させる基準位置にのみ検出センサを配設し、該基準位置からの駆動手段の回転を駆動制御手段で制御することで、当該移動部材が基準位置と移動限界位置との間で移動するよう構成したが、移動限界位置にも検出センサを配設するようにしてもよく、この場合には移動部材を基準位置と移動限界位置との間でより正確に移動させることができる。そして、実施例では、図柄表示装置を制御する表示制御手段により、補助演出装置を制御するよう構成したが、該補助演出装置を制御する制御手段を別に設けることも可能である。なお、遊技機としては、パチンコ機に限られるものではなく、アレンジボール機やスロットマシン機等であってもよく、遊技演出装置を配設するよう構成したものであれば何れの遊技機でもよい。
【0064】
【付記】
なお、本発明の具体的構成としては、以下のような限定が可能である。
1.前記移動部材は、第1駆動伝達手段と接続する第1移動部材と、該第1移動部材より移動距離を短く設定されて第2駆動伝達手段と接続する第2移動部材とからなり、前記駆動手段は、前記第1駆動伝達手段を介して前記第1移動部材を移動させる第1駆動手段と、前記第2駆動伝達手段を介して前記第2移動部材を移動させる第2駆動手段とを有し、
前記第1駆動伝達手段は、前記第1駆動手段により回転されて前記第1移動部材を移動させる第1歯車部を備え、前記第2駆動伝達手段は、前記第2駆動手段に回転されて前記第2移動部材を移動させる第2歯車部を備え、該第1歯車部および第2歯車部の歯数を変更することで、該第1移動部材および第2移動部材の夫々が、略同一の時間で設定した移動距離を移動し得るようにする。
なお、このように限定した場合には、第1移動部材と第2移動部材との移動距離が異なる場合にも、前記第1移動部材に対応する第1歯車部の歯数と、前記第2移動部材に対応する第2歯車部の歯数を変更することで、該第1移動部材および第2移動部材の移動速度を変更できるから、前記駆動制御手段による制御が複雑化するのは防止される。
【0065】
【発明の効果】
以上に説明したように、請求項1に係る遊技機の補助演出装置によれば、遊技中に遊技者が最も注目する図柄表示装置の前側を、移動部材が広範囲で移動し得るよう構成したので、遊技者に強烈なインパクトを与え、遊技の面白みを増大させることができる。また、前記移動部材を図柄表示装置の表示部を横切るよう構成したから、該移動部材により該表示部における可変表示領域を仕切ることで複数の領域に分割することが可能となる。すなわち、分割した夫々の領域で異なる遊技演出を行なって遊技演出を多様化し、遊技の興趣を増大させ得るようになる。更に、前記移動部材を複数設けた場合には、移動部材の交点を利用して新たな遊技演出を行なうことができ、遊技者に新鮮な面白みを与えることができる。更にまた、駆動制御手段により、位置検出手段での検出状態に基づいて駆動手段の制御を行なうことで、前記移動部材に所望の動作を確実に行なわせ得る。
【0066】
また、請求項2に係る遊技機の補助演出装置によれば、補助的な遊技演出を行なうに際し、検出部が移動部材を未検出の場合に、移動部材を検出部側に移動させて基準位置から動作させることで、該移動部材に所定の動作を確実に行なわせて遊技演出することができる。更に、請求項3に係る遊技機の補助演出装置によれば、前記移動限界位置に検出部を配設することなく、前記基準位置に検出部を設けるだけで移動部材を正確に移動制御でき、部品コストを低減し得ると共に、補助演出装置の組み付け作業を簡略化することが可能である。そして、請求項4に係る遊技機の補助演出装置によれば、第1移動部材と第2移動部材との移動距離が異なる場合にも、各移動部材の移動速度を調整することで、夫々の移動部材を略同一の時間で設定された移動距離を移動できる。従って、前記第1および第2移動部材での遊技演出を、よりスムーズに行ない得るようになる。
【図面の簡単な説明】
【図1】本発明の実施例に係る補助演出装置としての可動演出装置を示す正面図である。
【図2】実施例に係る可動演出装置を配設したパチンコ機を示す正面図である。
【図3】実施例に係るケース体を示し、(a)は背面図であり、(b)は平面図である。
【図4】実施例に係るパチンコ機における各制御装置と、図柄表示装置、可動演出装置および電飾装置との関係を示すブロック図である。
【図5】実施例に係る移動部材を示す断面図である。
【図6】(a)は可動演出装置の枠状本体部を示す背面図であり、(b)は可動演出装置に裏カバー部材を取り付けた状態で示す背面図である。
【図7】実施例に係る枠状本体部の設置部にケース体を取り付ける状態を示す平面図であり、(a)は枠状本体部の係合受部にケース体の係合片を挿入した状態を示し、(b)は係合受部と係合片および係合孔と固定具の夫々を係合した状態を示す。
【図8】実施例に係る可動演出装置を示す縦断側面図である。
【図9】実施例に係る可動演出装置を示す平面図である。
【図10】第1および第2移動部材の夫々が基準位置にある状態を示す可動演出装置の正面図である。
【図11】第1および第2移動部材の夫々が移動限界位置にある状態を示す可動演出装置の正面図である。
【図12】実施例に係る第1駆動モータ、第1駆動伝達手段および第1移動部材の関係を示す斜視図である。
【図13】下側に配設された第1摺動部材を示す斜視図である。
【図14】下側に配設された第1摺動部材の支持部を一部破断した状態で示す斜視図である。
【図15】上下一対の第1摺動部材の支持部を一部破断した状態で示す正面図である。
【図16】実施例に係る第1摺動部材の一部破断した状態を示す正面図である。
【図17】実施例に係る第1移動部材が基準位置に位置し、第1検出片を第1検出センサで検出した状態を示す斜視図である。
【図18】実施例に係る第2駆動モータ、第2駆動伝達手段および第2移動部材の関係を示す斜視図である。
【図19】左右一対の第2摺動部材の支持部を縦断した状態で示す正面図である。
【図20】実施例に係る第2移動部材が基準位置に位置し、第2検出片を第2検出センサで検出した状態を示す斜視図である。
【符号の説明】
18 表示制御装置(駆動制御手段)
20 図柄表示装置
20a 表示面
40a 第1移動部材
40b 第2移動部材
42 第1伝達シャフト(第1駆動伝達手段)
43 第1棒状部材(第1駆動伝達手段)
46 第2伝達シャフト(第2駆動伝達手段)
47 第3伝達シャフト(第2駆動伝達手段)
48 第2棒状部材(第2駆動伝達手段)
51 第1摺動部材(第1駆動伝達手段)
52 第2摺動部材(第2駆動伝達手段)
53a 第1検出片(位置検出手段)
53b 第2検出片(位置検出手段)
65 第1駆動モータ(第1駆動手段)
66 駆動歯車(第1駆動伝達手段)
67 第1歯車(第1駆動伝達手段)
68 第1傘歯車(第1駆動伝達手段)
69 第2傘歯車(第1駆動伝達手段)
71 第2駆動モータ(第2駆動手段)
72 駆動歯車(第2駆動伝達手段)
73 第2歯車(第2駆動伝達手段)
74 第3歯車(第2駆動伝達手段)
75 第4歯車(第2駆動伝達手段)
76 第3傘歯車(第2駆動伝達手段)
77 第4傘歯車(第2駆動伝達手段)
81a 第1検出センサ(位置検出手段、検出部)
81b 第2検出センサ(位置検出手段、検出部)
[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to an auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine, and more specifically, includes a symbol display device that performs a main game effect by variably displaying symbols, and the front side of the symbol display device according to the game effect in the symbol display device It is related with the auxiliary | assistant effect device which operates a moving member.
[0002]
[Prior art]
A pachinko machine, which is a typical gaming machine, has a decorative member disposed at a substantially central position of a gaming area defined on a board surface of a gaming board set in the machine, and a liquid crystal type from an opening formed in the decorative member. A symbol display device such as a drum type or the like is faced, and a main game effect such as a symbol combination game or a reach effect is performed with this symbol display device. Further, a visual effect can be obtained by arranging an auxiliary effect device having a moving member for performing a required operation on the decorative member, and operating the moving member in accordance with a game effect performed by the symbol display device. Pachinko machines that improve the game and further increase the fun of games are also known. For example, as the auxiliary effect device, a hammer (moving member) is disposed in a composite device (decorative member) so as to be able to reciprocate, and a solenoid (driving means) connected to the hammer is provided as a special symbol display (symbol display device). There is one that is configured to operate the hammer by driving (moving) in accordance with a game effect in (see Patent Document 1). In this way, if the moving member is operated in accordance with the game effect on the symbol display device, the visual effect can be improved and the interest of the game can be enhanced.
[0003]
[Patent Document 1]
JP 2001-25546 A
[0004]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
By the way, the moving member (hammer) described in Patent Document 1 appears only in a predetermined range on the front surface side of the display surface of the symbol display device, and on the display surface by ON / OFF of the driving means (solenoid). Since it simply moves up and down in relation to the game effect in the corresponding range, the movement is monotonous, and the impact that can be given to the player by the movement of the moving member and the fun of the game are limited It was. Accordingly, there has been a strong demand for an auxiliary effect device that can perform a dynamic game effect in a wide range on the front side of the display surface and further increase the interest of the game. In addition, in the case where the moving member is moved in a wide range and the game effect is dynamically performed, there is a need to accurately and reliably control the moving member (described in Patent Document 1). Since the moving member simply moves up and down within a limited range as described above, no special position control is performed on the moving member.
[0005]
OBJECT OF THE INVENTION
The present invention has been proposed in view of the above-described problems inherent in the prior art described above, and has been proposed to suitably solve this problem. A game is provided by providing a moving member that moves in a wide range on the front side of the symbol display device. An object of the present invention is to provide an auxiliary performance device for a gaming machine that can move the moving member accurately and reliably based on predetermined control conditions.
[0006]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
In order to overcome the above-mentioned problems and achieve the desired purpose suitably, an auxiliary performance device for a gaming machine according to the present invention is:
An auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine (P) that performs an auxiliary game effect in accordance with a game effect on a symbol display device (20) capable of variably displaying symbols,
A rod-shaped moving member (40a, 40b) disposed at a predetermined distance from the display surface (20a) of the symbol display device (20);
Drive transmission means (42, 43, 46 to 48, 51, 52, 66 to 69, 72 to 77) connected to the moving member (40a, 40b);
Connected to the drive transmission means (42, 43, 46 to 48, 51, 52, 66 to 69, 72 to 77), the moving member (40a, 40b) is moved in the required direction in front of the display surface (20a). Driving means (65, 71) to be moved;
Position detecting means (53a, 53b, 81a, 81b) for detecting the position of the moving member (40a, 40b);
It is characterized by comprising drive control means (18) for controlling the drive means (65, 71) based on the detection results of the position detection means (53a, 53b, 81a, 81b).
[0007]
In addition, a reference position for starting the movement of the moving members (40a, 40b) is set, and a detector (81a, 81b) functioning as the position detecting means (53a, 53b, 81a, 81b) is arranged at the reference position. When the detection unit (81a, 81b) does not detect the moving member (40a, 40b) when performing the auxiliary game effect, the drive control means (18) , 40b) can be controlled to move the driving means (65, 71) to the reference position.
[0008]
Further, the moving member (40a, 40b) is configured to be able to move between the reference position and a movement limit position separated from the reference position by a required distance, and the drive control means (18) includes the moving member. The drive means (65, 71) may be controlled such that (40a, 40b) moves between the reference position and the movement limit position.
[0009]
The moving member (40a, 40b) has a moving distance from the first moving member (40a) connected to the first drive transmission means (42, 43, 51, 66 to 69) and the first moving member (40a). The second moving member (40b) which is set to be short and is connected to the second drive transmission means (46 to 48, 52, 72 to 77), the drive means (65, 71) being the first drive transmission means. First drive means (65) for moving the first moving member (40a) via (42, 43, 51, 66 to 69) and second drive transmission means (46 to 48, 52, 72 to 77). ) To move the second moving member (40b) via the second driving means (71),
The drive control means (18) includes the first drive means (65) and the second drive means (71) so that the moving speed of the first moving member (40a) is faster than the moving speed of the second moving member (40b). ) Can be controlled so that the first moving member (40a) and the second moving member (40b) can move the moving distance set in substantially the same time.
[0010]
[Action]
In the present invention, the front side of the symbol display device that the player pays most attention to during the game is configured so that the moving member can move in a wide range, so that the player can have a strong impact and increase the fun of the game. it can. In addition, since the moving member is configured to cross the display unit of the symbol display device, it is possible to divide the variable display region in the display unit by the moving member into a plurality of regions. In other words, different game effects can be performed in each divided area to diversify the game effects and increase the interest of the game. Further, when a plurality of the moving members are provided, a new game effect can be performed using the intersection of the moving members, and the player can be given a fresh interest. Furthermore, by controlling the drive means based on the detection state of the position detection means by the drive control means, it is possible to ensure that the moving member performs a desired operation.
[0011]
In addition, when performing a supplementary game effect, if the detection unit has not detected the moving member, the moving member is moved to the detection unit side and operated from the reference position, thereby ensuring that the moving member has a predetermined operation. Can be used to play games. Furthermore, without providing a detection unit at the movement limit position, it is possible to accurately control the movement of the moving member simply by providing a detection unit at the reference position. It can be simplified. And even when the moving distances of the first moving member and the second moving member are different, the moving speeds of the respective moving members are adjusted to move the moving distances set at substantially the same time. it can. Therefore, the game effect on the first and second moving members can be performed more smoothly.
[0012]
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
Next, the auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine according to the present invention will be described in detail below with reference to the accompanying drawings by giving a preferred embodiment. Note that the gaming machine may be any one of a pachinko machine, a slot machine, a pachinko slot machine, and the like, but in the present embodiment, a pachinko machine will be described as an example.
[0013]
(About pachinko machines)
First, a schematic configuration of the pachinko machine according to the embodiment will be described with reference to FIG. In the pachinko machine P of the present embodiment, the middle frame B is assembled to the front side of the opening of the outer frame A so as to be detachable and openable using the connection support means K and the locking means M. And the front frame C which assembled | attached the horizontal opening type glass door D to the middle frame B, and the upper set on the front side of the opening-and-closing set board assembled | attached to the middle frame B so that attachment or detachment is possible in the lower part of the front frame C Ball tray E and electric ball feeder (not shown) set on the rear side, lower ball dish F and ball hitting device H located on the lower stage, and mechanism set board (not shown) located on the rear side ) Etc. are equipped, respectively, and the game board J which comprises the required game area | region I is set so that attachment or detachment is possible. In the following description, front / rear and left / right are designated when the pachinko machine P is viewed from the front as shown in FIG. 2 unless otherwise specified.
[0014]
(About the game board)
As shown in FIG. 2, the gaming board J has a gaming area I surrounded by rails 10 formed in a substantially circular shape on the front side thereof, and is slightly above the longitudinal center of the gaming area I. A large decorative member 13 that is aligned with a not-shown mounting hole (first opening) is provided. The decorative member 13 is formed in a frame shape in which most of the decorative member 13 is opened, and a symbol display device 20 capable of variably displaying various symbols faces the rear side of the visual display unit 14 established in the decorative member 13. It is like that. In the gaming area I, a starting prize device 11 through which a game ball can be inserted is disposed below the decorative member 13, and the symbol display device 20 is deployed below the starting prize tool 11. A large electric prize-winning device L is provided that is opened during a special game generated by the result of the symbol combination game. It should be noted that, at the required position in the game area I, there are arranged lighting devices 12, 12 and the like that perform a light emission effect by changing an irradiation pattern according to a game effect (hereinafter referred to as a display effect) on the symbol display device 20. It is installed. In addition, on the back side of the game board J, between the game board J and the symbol display device 20, a first moving member 40a and a second moving member 40b ( A movable effect device (auxiliary effect device) 30 is attached to move (move) both of them (described later) to perform an auxiliary game effect (hereinafter referred to as a movable effect).
[0015]
The start winning tool 11 has a winning switch (not shown) disposed therein, and in response to detection of a game ball by the winning switch, the symbol display device 20 is variably displayed once to start a symbol combination game. It is something to be made. The winning device L is a large winning device L to which an opening operation condition is given when a condition for occurrence of a big hit is established in the symbol display device 20, and is a door-like device provided to the special winning device 15. The opening / closing plate 16 is displaced from the normal closed state to the open state based on driving of an electromagnetic solenoid (not shown) controlled by the main controller 17 disposed at a required position on the back side of the pachinko machine P. It has become.
[0016]
(About the symbol display device)
The symbol display device 20 is a liquid crystal display which is formed in a horizontally long and substantially rectangular shape and variably displays various symbols to produce a display effect, and is accommodated in a case body 21 formed in a substantially rectangular box shape. (See FIGS. 3A and 3B). The case body 21 has a display effect on the symbol display device 20 and a movable effect on the movable effect device 30 based on a control signal from the main control device 17 that controls the entire pachinko machine P. A display control device (drive control means) 18 for controlling the production is accommodated. The display control device 18 is connected to drive motors (drive means) 65 and 71 and detection sensors (detection units) 81a and 81b, which will be described later, constituting the movable effect device 30, and from the main control device 17. These members 65, 71, 81a, 81b are controlled based on the control signal (see FIG. 4). The case body 21 is formed of a transparent synthetic resin, and is configured so that the display surface 20a for variably displaying the symbols in the symbol display device 20 can be viewed from the front side of the case body 21. In the description of the case body 21, left and right are designated when the case body 21 is viewed from the back side in the state shown in FIG.
[0017]
As shown in FIG. 3, flanges 23 and 27 are formed on the left and right side surfaces of the case body 21 so as to extend outward over a required width in the vertical direction. The first flange portion 23 formed on the right side surface 21a of the case body 21 is formed with an engagement piece (first engagement means) 24 extending rightward at a substantially central position in the vertical direction. In addition, positioning recesses (first positioning portions) 25 and 25 are formed on the first flange portion 23 so as to open on the right side at positions that are spaced apart from the engagement piece 24 by a predetermined distance. On the other hand, the second flange portion 27 formed on the left side surface 21b of the case body 21 is provided with a rotary fixture (first engagement means) 28 at a substantially central position in the vertical direction, Positioning holes (first positioning portions) 29, 29 are formed so as to penetrate in the front-rear direction at positions where the second flange portion 27 is spaced apart from the fixture 28 by a predetermined distance. Here, the fixing tool 28 is substantially parallel at an appropriate interval from the knob 28a for rotating operation, the conical sucker-like engaging board 28b that contacts the second flange part 27, and the engaging board 28b. And a pair of engaging pieces 28c, 28c extending in a required width (see FIG. 3 (b)), and extending from the front ends of the engaging pieces 28c, 28c in the radial direction of the engaging plate 28b. The joining portion 28d is configured to be detachably engaged with an edge portion of an engagement hole portion 35a described later (see FIG. 7B).
[0018]
(About movable production device)
As shown in FIG. 1, FIG. 8 to FIG. 11, FIG. 12, or FIG. 18, the movable effect device 30 includes a frame-shaped main body portion 31 detachably disposed on the back side of the game board J, First drive transmission means 42, 43, 66 to 69 and second drive transmission means 46, 47, 48, 72 to 77 disposed in the main body 31, and the first drive transmission means 42, 43, 66 to 69. And a rod-shaped first moving member 40a which is located at a predetermined distance from the display surface 20a in the symbol display device 20 and extends in the vertical direction (Y-axis direction in the drawing) of the display surface 20a. , Connected to the second drive transmission means 46, 47, 48, 72 to 77, and located at a predetermined distance from the display surface 20a in the symbol display device 20 in the left-right direction of the display surface 20a (in the drawing) Rod-shaped second moving member 40 extending in the X-axis direction) And a first drive motor (not shown) that is disposed in the frame-shaped main body 31 and is connected to the first drive transmission means 42, 43, 66 to 69, and moves the first moving member 40a in the left-right direction in front of the display surface 20a. First driving means) 65 and the second drive transmission means 46, 47, 48, 72 to 77 disposed on the frame-shaped main body 31 and connected to the second moving member 40b in the vertical direction in front of the display surface 20a. And a second drive motor (second drive means) 71 for moving to the right. Further, in this embodiment, stepping motors capable of controlling the rotation angle are used as the first and second drive motors 65 and 71, and the drive motors 65 and 71 are predetermined based on a control signal from the display control device 18, respectively. It can be rotated by an angle.
[0019]
The second moving member 40b is configured to be positioned in front of the first moving member 40a, and does not interfere with each other when the first and second moving members 40a and 40b are moved. . Each of the first and second moving members 40a and 40b is formed of a light-transmitting member, and the rear side of each moving member 40a and 40b has a substantially entire length in its extending direction. The light reflecting member 41 is integrally disposed (see FIG. 5). That is, light from an LED (light emitting means) 62 (described later) disposed at the ends of the first and second moving members 40a, 40b is reflected toward the front side of the movable effect device 30 (pachinko machine P), Each of the first and second moving members 40a, 40b can be brightened over substantially the entire length thereof. In the present embodiment, the first and second moving members 40a and 40b are formed so as to have a substantially circular cross section (see FIG. 8). It may be formed to have a shape or a substantially elliptical shape, and is not particularly limited.
[0020]
(About the frame body)
As shown in FIG. 1, the frame-shaped main body portion 31 extends from the upper frame portion 31 a, the lower frame portion 31 b, the right frame portion 31 c, and the left frame portion 31 d along the outer edge of the visible display portion 14 in the decorative member 13. In addition to being formed in a substantially mouth shape, the front surface of the frame-shaped main body portion 31 is screwed to a state where it abuts against the back surface of the game board J through a through hole 31e formed at a required location. That is, the movable effect device 30 is directly disposed on the back side of the game board (see FIG. 8). A plate-shaped metal reinforcing member 32 is provided on the upper frame portion 31a of the frame-shaped main body portion 31 so that the frame-shaped main body portion 31 is not distorted. Here, the first drive motor 65 is disposed at a lower position in the right frame portion 31c of the frame-shaped main body 31, and the second drive motor 71 is disposed at an upper position in the right frame portion 31c. Is done. Then, on the upper surface of the upper frame portion 31a and the rear surface of the right frame portion 31c, at positions corresponding to the drive gears 66, 72 attached to the rotation shafts (not shown) of the first and second drive motors 65, 71. The windows 31f and 31f are respectively opened, and the drive gears 66 and 72 can be manually operated via the windows 31f and 31f (see FIG. 6A or 9). Further, at the upper left position of the frame-shaped main body 31, first and second detection sensors 81a and 81b (described later) as position detection means for detecting the reference positions of the first and second moving members 40a and 40b are provided. (See FIG. 8, FIG. 17 or FIG. 20). The detection sensors 81 a and 81 b are connected to the display control device 18.
[0021]
Further, as shown in FIG. 1 or FIG. 8, an opening 33a having a size substantially matching the display surface 20a of the symbol display device 20 is opened at a substantially central position in the front-rear direction of the frame-shaped main body 31. A partition plate 33 is provided, and the case body 21 is detachably attached to an installation portion 34 provided on the back side of the partition plate 33. The front side of the partition plate 33 is subjected to antireflection processing, and the first and second drive transmission means 42, 43, 46, 47, 48, 66 to 69, 72 to 77 constituting the first and second drive transmission means. The first and second rod-like members 43 and 48 (described later) are configured not to be reflected on the display surface 20a. In the description regarding the installation portion 34, left and right are designated in a state where the frame-shaped main body portion 31 is viewed from the back side, as shown in FIG.
[0022]
As shown in FIG. 6, the installation portion 34 is formed with a first support portion 35 on the right side portion (left frame portion 31 d) on which the first flange portion 23 formed on the case body 21 can abut. A second support portion 36 with which the second flange portion 27 formed on the case body 21 can abut is formed on the left side portion (right frame portion 31c) of the installation portion 34. The first support portion 35 is formed with an engagement receiving portion 35a that is open in the left direction and that allows the engagement piece 24 formed on the first flange portion 23 to be inserted and removed from the left side. The support portion 36 is provided with an engagement hole portion 36a in a horizontally long shape into which the engaging pieces 28c, 28c of the fixture 28 formed in the second flange portion 27 can be inserted, and the fixture 28 is rotated. At this time, the engaging portions 28d of the engaging pieces 28c, 28c are engaged with the edge portions of the engaging portions 28a. That is, with the engagement piece 24 inserted into the engagement receiving portion 35a from the left side (see FIG. 7A), the left side portion of the case body 21 is moved close to the frame-shaped main body portion 31, By rotating the fixing member 28 in which the attachment pieces 28d and 28d are inserted into the engagement holes 36a, the engagement portions 28d of the engagement pieces 28c and 28c and the engagement holes 36a are engaged with each other. The case body 21 is attached to the portion 34 (the back side of the frame-shaped main body portion 31) (see FIG. 7B).
[0023]
Further, as shown in FIGS. 6A and 6B, the first and second support portions 35 and 36 are required in the vertical direction from the positions where the engagement receiving portions 35a and the engagement hole portions 36a are formed. Positioning projections 35b and 36b that can be engaged with positioning recesses 25 and 25 and positioning holes 29 and 29 formed in the case body 21 are provided at positions spaced apart by a distance. That is, the positioning protrusions 35b and 35b provided on the first support portion 35 are positioned to position the case body 21 by engaging with the positioning recesses 25 and 25 when the case body 21 is assembled to the installation portion 34. Positioning protrusions 35b and 36b that function as a means and are provided on the first and second support portions 35 and 36, respectively, after the case body 21 is attached to the installation portion 34, the positioning protrusions 35b and 36b The corresponding positioning recess 25 and the positioning hole 29 are engaged to function as movement restricting means for restricting the movement of the case body 21.
[0024]
The front surface of the case body 21 disposed in the installation portion 34 is in contact with the back side of the partition plate 33 to restrict the forward movement of the case body 21, and the opening 33 a of the partition plate 33 The display surface 20a of the symbol display device 20 is substantially aligned so that the display surface 20a can be viewed from the front (see FIG. 8). In addition, extending portions 37, 37 extend rearward at positions above and below the installation portion 34 in the frame-shaped main body portion 31 so as to sandwich the case body 21 from above and below, and engage with the fixture 28. When the engagement with the hole 36 a is released, the case body 21 (the symbol display device 20) is prevented from dropping from the frame-shaped main body 31.
[0025]
As shown in FIG. 1 or FIG. 6, on the back side of the right frame portion 31c in the frame-shaped main body 31, support shafts 38a and 38a extending in the vertical direction are formed, and the support shafts 38a and 38a are connected to the support shafts 38a and 38a. The back cover member 39 is pivotally supported (see FIG. 6B). The back cover member 39 is formed in a lid shape that opens to the front, and the locking tools 39 a and 39 a formed on the left end edge of the back cover member 39 are connected to the back side of the left frame portion 31 d in the frame-shaped main body portion 31. The rear side of the symbol display device 20 (case body 21) and the movable effect device 30 is covered and protected by engaging with the engaging cylinder portions 38b, 38b formed in the above.
[0026]
(About the first drive transmission means)
As shown in FIG. 12, the first drive transmission means 42, 43, 66 to 69 include a first transmission shaft 42 that is connected to the first drive motor 65, and an opening 33 a above the partition plate 33. A pair of upper and lower first rod-like members 43 and 43 that are disposed facing each other downward and connected to the first drive motor 65 via the first transmission shaft 42, and slide on the first rod-like members 43 and 43. The first sliding members 51 and 51 are freely supported, and the first gear portions 66 to 69 are formed by connecting the members 42, 43, and 43 in series. Here, the first transmission shaft 42 is disposed on the right frame portion 31c of the frame-shaped main body portion 31 and extends between the first rod-like members 43, 43 positioned vertically, and the frame-shaped main body portion. The vicinity of the upper and lower ends is pivotally supported by 31 so that it can rotate around the axis. A first gear (first gear portion) 67 is disposed at an intermediate position of the first transmission shaft 42 so as to mesh with a drive gear (first gear portion) 66 of the first drive motor 65. As the first drive motor 65 rotates, the first transmission shaft 42 is configured to rotate around the axis. Note that first bevel gears (first gear portions) 68 and 68 are disposed at upper and lower ends of the first transmission shaft 42.
[0027]
(About the first rod-shaped member)
Each of the first rod-shaped members 43 is disposed so as to extend over substantially the entire length in the left-right direction of the partition plate 33 (see FIGS. 1, 10, and 11), and the vicinity of the left and right ends is the frame. The first bevel gears 68 and 68 arranged on the first transmission shaft 42 are engaged with the right end of each first rod-like member 43 so as to be pivotally supported by the main body 31 and rotate about its axis. Second bevel gears (first gear portions) 69, 69 are disposed. That is, with the rotation of the first transmission shaft 42, the first rod-like members 43, 43 arranged vertically are rotated synchronously. In addition, spiral grooves (guide portions) 43a and 43a are formed on the outer peripheral surfaces of the first rod-like members 43 and 43 over substantially the entire length thereof, and the first grooves 43a and 43a have the first grooves. Each of the projecting portions (operating portions) 54a and projecting members (operating portions) 57 of the sliding members 51, 51 faces (see FIG. 14 or FIG. 15). Note that the first detection sensor 81a is disposed in the vicinity of the left end portion of the first rod-shaped member 43 disposed on the upper side (see FIG. 8 or FIG. 17).
[0028]
(About the first sliding member)
Each of the pair of upper and lower first sliding members 51, 51, as shown in FIG. 12, FIG. 13, or FIG. 16, includes sliding portions 53, 53 for fixing the upper end or the lower end of the first moving member 40a, It is comprised from wiring board 61,61 provided with LED (light emission means) 62 which is fixed to this sliding part 53,53 and can irradiate light toward the edge part of the 1st moving member 40a. Each sliding portion 53 penetrates in the left-right direction and passes through the first rod-shaped member 43, and intersects the extending direction of the insertion hole 54 at a position adjacent to the insertion hole 54. A support hole 55 that penetrates in the direction (vertical direction) and inserts the end of the first moving member 40a is formed (see FIG. 13). That is, each of the first sliding members 51 (sliding portions 53) is slidably inserted along the left-right direction of the first rod-shaped member 43 through the insertion holes 54, and the upper and lower The first moving member 40a is supported through the support holes 55, 55 of the first sliding members 51, 51 (sliding portions 53, 53), and the moving member 40a moves the display surface 20a to the left and right regions. (See FIG. 1). The LED 62 is connected to a lamp control device 19 controlled by the main control device 17, and is turned on / off based on a control signal from the lamp control device 19 (see FIG. 4). .
[0029]
Further, the projection 54a is projected inwardly on the inner surface of the insertion hole 54 in each first sliding member 51, and the projection 54a faces the spiral groove 43a. (See FIG. 14 or FIG. 15). As shown in FIG. 15, the side of the first sliding member 51 (sliding portion 53) disposed on the upper side is opened upward at a position away from the location where the protrusion 54a is formed. A through hole 56 penetrating toward the insertion hole 54, the projection member 57 facing the spiral groove 43 a inside the through hole 56, and the projection member 57 facing the spiral groove 43 a And a spring (elastic member) 58 to be pressed. Similarly, a side portion of the first sliding member 51 (sliding portion 53) disposed on the lower side is also opened downward at a position away from the formation portion of the protrusion 54a, and the insertion hole 54 is opened. A through-hole 56 penetrating toward the upper end is formed, and the protruding member 57 and the spring 58 are accommodated in the through-hole 56, and the protruding member 57 is pressed toward the spiral groove 43a. It is like that. Each sliding portion 53 is provided with a covering member 59 that closes the outer opening of each through hole 56 so that the projecting member 57 and the spring 58 are not dropped from the through hole 56. .
[0030]
That is, the protruding member 57 and the protruding portion 54a face the spiral groove 43a of each first rod-shaped member 43, and when the first rod-shaped member 43 is rotated forward and backward, the protruding member 57 Each of the protrusions 54 a and the spiral groove 43 a are connected to each other so that the corresponding first sliding member 51 moves in the left-right direction along the first rod-shaped member 43. The spiral grooves 43a and 43a of the pair of upper and lower first rod members 43 and 43 rotated by the first drive motor 65 are configured to move the upper and lower first sliding members 51 and 51 in the same direction. It is. Further, since the end portions of the first moving member 40 a are fixed to the upper and lower first sliding members 51, 51, the first sliding member 51 rotates with the rotation of each first rod-shaped member 43. Therefore, the first moving member 40a is moved in the left-right direction as the first sliding member 51 moves in the left-right direction. As described above, since the spiral groove 43a is formed over substantially the entire length of each first rod-like member 43, the first sliding member 51 (first moving member 40a) is provided on the display surface 20a. Move in front of the left and right.
[0031]
As shown in FIG. 15, the through hole 56 has an inner opening that opens to the insertion hole 54 in the through hole 56 with a smaller diameter than the outer opening that opens to the outside of the first sliding members 51, 51. It is formed. That is, a large-diameter recess 56a is formed by a required distance from the outer surface of the first sliding member 51, 51 to the inside, and a small-diameter internal hole 56b that opens to the insertion hole 54 on the inner bottom surface of the large-diameter recess 56a. Is formed. On the other hand, an end portion of the protruding member 57 that is close to the insertion hole 54 (spiral groove 43a) is set to have a smaller diameter than the internal passage hole 56b of the through hole 56, and the insertion hole 54 (spiral groove 43a) A locking portion 57a that can be inserted into the large-diameter concave portion 56a and has a larger diameter than the internal through hole 56b is formed at the end portion that is separated. That is, the locking portion 57a abuts against the inner bottom surface of the large-diameter recess 56a, and the protruding member 57 pressed against the spiral groove 43a by the spring 58 is prevented from dropping out of the through hole 56. is doing.
[0032]
As shown in FIG. 12 or FIG. 15, a first detection piece 53a (position detection means) extending toward the left is provided on the sliding portion 53 of the first sliding member 51 disposed on the upper side. Is formed. When the first sliding member 51 (first moving member 40a) moves to the left (left frame portion 31d side) from the display surface 20a (see FIG. 10), the first detection sensor 81a The first detection piece 53a is detected, and the position where the first detection piece 53a is detected by the first detection sensor 81a is set in the display control device 18 as the reference position of the first moving member 40a. It is. Here, the first detection sensor 81a is an optical sensor provided with a light emitting portion 82 and a light receiving portion 83 at a position opposed to the concave main body (see FIG. 17), and the first detection piece 53a emits light. It is detected that the first moving member 40a is at the reference position when the light is blocked by moving between the part 82 and the light receiving part 83, and this detection signal is detected by the display control device. 18 is output.
[0033]
Here, the display control device 18 moves the first moving member 40a to perform a movable effect, that is, when the first detection sensor 81a has not detected the first detection piece 53a when starting the movement. Drives the first drive motor 65 so as to move the first moving member 40a to the reference position, and after detecting the first detection piece 53a by the first detection sensor 81a, the first detection member 53a is detected based on a predetermined control condition. The first drive motor 65 is driven to move the first moving member 40a. The display control device 18 is set to drive the first drive motor 65 so that the first moving member 40a moves to the reference position even when power is supplied to the pachinko machine. Further, in the display control device 18, as shown in FIG. 11, the first moving member 40a (first sliding member 51) has moved from the right end of each first rod-shaped member 43 to the near side (left side). The first drive motor 65 is set to reverse or stop at the time, and this position is set as a movement limit position as a limit at which the first moving member 40a can move. That is, the display control device 18 controls the first drive motor 65 so that the first moving member 40a moves between the reference position and the movement limit position.
[0034]
(About wiring board)
The LED 62 disposed on the wiring board 61 is a so-called full-color LED that can arbitrarily emit three colors of red, green, and blue, and emits light in a required color based on the control from the lamp control device 19. It has come to be able to do. Further, as shown in FIG. 16, the wiring board 61 is disposed on each of the first sliding members 51 and 51 so that the LED 62 faces the end surface of the first moving member 40a. Therefore, when the LED 62 emits light, the light of the LED 62 is irradiated toward the extending direction of the first moving member 40a, and the first moving member 40a emits light. The wiring board 61 and the lamp control device 19 are connected by a flexible flat cable (not shown) having a required width dimension and a reduced thickness, and the first sliding member. When 51 and 51 move in the left-right direction, the flat cable can be flexed in a predetermined direction. The flat cable is set to a length that allows the first sliding members 51 and 51 to move over the entire movement region (between the reference position and the movement limit position). The required position is affixed to the frame-shaped main body 31 so that the flat cable is flexed as much as possible to move the first sliding members 51 and 51.
[0035]
(About the second drive transmission means)
On the other hand, the second drive transmission means 46, 47, 48, 72 to 77 are connected to the second transmission shaft 46 connected to the second drive motor 71 and to the second transmission shaft 46, as shown in FIG. The third transmission shaft 47 connected in series and the left and right sides of the opening 33a of the partition plate 33 are disposed opposite to each other, and are connected to the second drive motor 71 via the second and third transmission shafts 47. A pair of left and right second rod members 48, 48 connected in series, a second slide member 52, 52 slidably supported by the second rod members 48, 48, and each of these members 46, 47, 48, The second gear portions 72 to 77 are connected to each other. Here, the second transmission shaft 46 is a short member arranged to extend in the left-right direction at the right side position of the upper frame portion 31a in the frame-shaped main body portion 31, and the vicinity of both left and right end portions of the second transmission shaft 46 The main body 31 is pivotally supported so that it can rotate around its axis. A second gear (second gear portion) 73 attached to the right end portion of the second transmission shaft 46 is configured to mesh with a drive gear (second gear portion) 72 of the second drive motor 71.
[0036]
The third transmission shaft 47 is disposed on the upper frame portion 31a of the frame-shaped main body portion 31 and extends between the second rod-shaped members 48, 48 positioned on the left and right sides. The vicinity of the upper and lower ends is pivotally supported by 31 so that it can rotate around the axis. In the vicinity of the right end portion of the third transmission shaft 47, a fourth gear (second gear portion) 75 that meshes with a third gear (second gear portion) 74 attached to the left end portion of the second transmission shaft 46. And the third transmission shaft 47 is configured to rotate about the axis as the second transmission shaft 46 rotates. Note that third bevel gears (second gear portions) 76 and 76 are disposed on the left and right ends of the third transmission shaft 47.
[0037]
(About the second bar-shaped member)
Each of the second rod-shaped members 48 is disposed so as to extend over substantially the entire vertical length of the partition plate 33 (see FIG. 1 or FIG. 8), and the vicinity of the upper and lower ends is the frame-shaped main body portion. The second bevel members 48 and 48 are pivotally supported by the shaft 31 and can rotate about the axis, and mesh with the third bevel gears 76 and 76 disposed on the third transmission shaft 47 at the upper ends of both the second rod-shaped members 48 and 48. Fourth bevel gears (second gear portions) 77 and 77 are provided. That is, with the rotation of the third transmission shaft 47, the second rod-shaped members 48, 48 arranged on the left and right are rotated synchronously. Each of the second rod-shaped members 48 and 48 is arranged to be positioned in front of the first rod-shaped members 43 and 43 so that the first and second rod-shaped members 43 and 48 do not interfere with each other. (See FIG. 8). Similarly to the first rod-shaped member 43, a spiral groove (guide portion) 48a is formed on the outer peripheral surface of each second rod-shaped member 48 over the substantially entire length thereof, and the spiral groove 48a. Further, the protrusions 54a and the protrusion members 57 disposed on the second sliding members 52 face each other. The second detection sensor 81b is disposed in the vicinity of the upper end of the left second rod-shaped member 48 (see FIG. 8 or FIG. 20).
[0038]
(About the second sliding member)
Here, since the configuration of the second sliding members 52, 52 is basically the same as the configuration of the first sliding members 51, 51, members having the same functions are denoted by the same reference numerals. The following is a brief description. As shown in FIG. 19, each of the pair of left and right second sliding members 52, 52 includes a sliding portion 53, 53 for fixing the left end or the right end of the second moving member 40b, and the sliding portion 53, And wiring boards 61 and 61 including LEDs 62 that can irradiate light toward the end of the second moving member 40 b fixed to the head 53. Each sliding portion 53 has an insertion hole 54 that penetrates in the vertical direction and can be inserted into the second rod-shaped member 48, and intersects the extending direction of the insertion hole 54 at a position adjacent to the insertion hole 54. And a support hole 55 (see FIG. 18) through which the second moving member 40b can be inserted. That is, the second sliding members 52, 52 (sliding portion 53) are slidably inserted along the second rod-shaped members 48, 48 through the insertion holes 54, and left and right. The left and right end portions of the second moving member 40b are supported through the support holes 55 of the second sliding members 52 and 52 (sliding portion 53), and the display surface 20a is divided into upper and lower regions. Configured to be able to.
[0039]
Similarly to the first sliding member 51, the projecting portion 54a is projected on the inner side surface of the insertion hole 54 in each second sliding member 52, and the second sliding member 52 is disposed on the left side. A through hole 56 that opens to the left and penetrates toward the insertion hole 54 is formed in a side portion of the two sliding member 52 (sliding portion 53), and the protruding member is formed inside the through hole 56. 57 and the spring 58 are accommodated. Similarly, a through hole 56 that opens to the right and penetrates toward the insertion hole 54 is formed in the side portion of the second sliding member 52 (sliding portion 53) disposed on the right side. The protruding member 57 and the spring 58 are accommodated in the through hole 56. Further, a covering member 59 that closes the outer opening of the through hole 56 is attached to each sliding portion 53.
[0040]
That is, when the protruding member 57 and the protruding portion 54a face the spiral groove 48a of each second rod-shaped member 48 and the second rod-shaped member 48 is rotated, the protruding member 57 and the protruding portion 54a. Each of the first and second spiral members 48a are connected to each other, and the corresponding second sliding member 52 moves in the vertical direction along the second rod-like member 48. The spiral grooves 48a and 48a of the pair of left and right second rod members 48 and 48 rotated by the second drive motor 71 are configured to move the left and right second sliding members 52 and 52 in the same direction. It is. Further, since both end portions of the second moving member 40b are fixed to the left and right second sliding members 52, 52, the second sliding member 52 is rotated with the rotation of the second rod-shaped members 48, 48. , 52 do not rotate, and accordingly, the second moving member 40b is moved in the vertical direction as the second sliding members 52, 52 are moved in the vertical direction. As described above, since the spiral groove 48a is formed over substantially the entire length of the second rod-shaped member 48, the second sliding members 52, 52 (second moving member 40b) are arranged on the display surface. It moves so as to cross the front of 20a in the vertical direction.
[0041]
As shown in FIGS. 19 and 20, a second detection piece 53b (position detection means) is formed on the sliding portion 53 of the second sliding member 52 disposed on the left side in the left direction. Yes. The second detection sensor 81b detects the second detection piece 53b when the second sliding members 52, 52 move upward (upper frame portion 31a side) from the display surface 20a. The position where the second detection piece 53b is detected by the second detection sensor 81b is set in the display control device 18 as the reference position of the second moving member 40b. The configuration of the second detection sensor 81b is the same as the configuration of the first detection sensor 81a.
[0042]
The display control device 18 moves the second moving member 40b to perform a movable effect, that is, when the second detection sensor 81b has not detected the second detection piece 53b when starting the movement. The second drive motor 71 is driven so as to move the second moving member 40b to the reference position, and the second detection sensor 53b detects the second detection piece 53b, and then the first detection based on a predetermined control condition. The drive motor 65 is driven to perform a movable effect. The display control device 18 is set to drive the second drive motor 71 so that the second moving member 40b moves to the reference position even when power is supplied to the pachinko machine. The display control device 18 includes the second drive motor when the second moving member 40b (second sliding member 52) moves from the lower end of each second rod-shaped member 48 to the front (upper side). 71 is set to reverse or stop, and this position is set as a movement limit position as a limit at which the second moving member 40b can move. That is, the display control device 18 controls the second drive motor 71 so that the second moving member 40b moves between the reference position and the movement limit position.
[0043]
(About wiring board)
The LED 62 disposed on the wiring board 61 is a full-color LED 62 that can emit light in a desired color based on the control from the lamp control device 19 as described above, and the LED 62 is the second moving member. The second sliding members 52, 52 (supporting portions 53) are disposed so as to face the end face of 40b, and are configured such that when the LED 62 emits light, the second moving member 40b emits light. Further, the wiring board 61 and the lamp control device 19 are connected by the flat cable, and when the second sliding members 52, 52 move in the vertical direction, the flat cable is flexible in a certain direction. It is configured to be able to. In addition, the said flat cable is set to the length which the said 2nd sliding members 52 and 52 can move over the full length of the movement area | region. The required position of the flat cable is affixed to the frame-shaped main body 31 so that the flat cable can be flexed only to the minimum necessary when the second sliding members 52, 52 move. .
[0044]
(Regarding the control mode of the first and second drive motors)
As described above, the symbol display device 20 is formed horizontally long, and the first moving member 40a moving in the left-right direction has a longer moving distance than the second moving member 40b moving in the up-down direction. Therefore, the display control device 18 is configured such that the first drive motor 65 that drives the first moving member 40a rotates at a predetermined time, and the second drive motor 71 that drives the second moving member 40b has the same time. And a time required for the first moving member 40a to move from the reference position to the movement limit position, and the second moving member 40b from the reference position to the movement limit position. The time required to move up to is set to be substantially the same. In other words, each of the first and second moving members 40a and 40b is configured to be able to move a set moving distance over substantially the same time.
[0045]
[Effect of the embodiment]
Next, the operation of the movable effect device for the gaming machine according to the present embodiment will be described.
[0046]
When the pachinko ball launched on the game board J wins the starting prize device 11, various symbols are variably displayed on the display surface 20a of the symbol display device 20, and a required display effect is performed. Here, when the display control device 18 receives a control signal for operating the movable effect device 30 from the main control device 17, the display control device 18 performs the first drive motor 65 and the second drive motor 65 according to a predetermined setting condition. Each of the drive motors 71 is driven to perform a movable effect. When the first drive motor 65 is driven to rotate, the first transmission shaft 42 rotates about the axis with the rotation of the first drive motor 65, and the upper and lower sides with the rotation of the first transmission shaft 42. A pair of 1st rod-shaped members 43 and 43 rotate around an axis. When the first rod-shaped members 43, 43 are rotated, the first sliding members 51, 51 facing the spiral grooves 43a, 43a formed on the outer peripheral surfaces of the first rod-shaped members 43, 43, respectively. The projecting member 57 and the projecting portion 54a are in sliding contact with the spiral grooves 43a and 43a, so that the first sliding members 51 and 51 move leftward or rightward as the first rod-shaped members 43 and 43 rotate. Move the slide. That is, the first moving member 40a having the end fixed to each of the pair of upper and lower first sliding members 51, 51 is also provided on the display surface 20a as the first sliding members 51, 51 move. Move forward in parallel.
[0047]
Similarly, when the second drive motor 71 is rotationally driven, the second transmission shaft 46 rotates about its axis as the second drive motor 71 rotates, and the second transmission shaft 46 rotates. Accordingly, the third transmission shaft 47 rotates. Then, as the third transmission shaft 47 rotates, the pair of left and right second rod-shaped members 48, 48 are rotated about the axis, and when the second rod-shaped members 48, 48 rotate, the second rod-shaped member 48, 48 When the projecting members 57 and the projecting portions 54a of the second sliding members 52, 52 facing the spiral grooves 48a, 48a formed on the outer peripheral surface of the 48 are in sliding contact with the spiral grooves 48a, 48a. As the second rod-shaped members 48, 48 are rotated, the second sliding members 52, 52 are slid upward or downward. That is, the second moving member 40b having an end fixed to each of the pair of left and right second sliding members 52, 52 is also provided on the display surface 20a as the second sliding members 52, 52 move. Move forward in parallel.
[0048]
That is, since the first and second moving members 40a and 40b move on the front side of the display surface 20a in the symbol display device 20 that the player pays most attention to during the game, the player has a strong impact, and the game Interestingness can be increased. Further, in addition to the planar display effect on the display surface 20a, a three-dimensional movable effect can be performed by moving the moving members 40a and 40b on the front surface of the display surface 20a. Can be diversified.
[0049]
Further, since the LEDs 62 are arranged to face the respective end surfaces of the first moving member 40a and the second moving member 40b, each of the moving members 40a, 40b can emit light by emitting each LED 62. Accordingly, each of the first and second moving members 40a and 40b that emit light moves on the front side of the symbol display device 20 (display surface 20a) that the player pays most attention to, so that the player can move the moving member. It becomes possible to avoid missing the movable effects at 40a and 40b. As described above, since each of the first and second moving members 40a and 40b can emit light, the moving members 40a and 40b can be moved even when the player's attention is diverted from the moving members 40a and 40b. The player can be made aware by emitting light, and the movable effect by the moving members 40a and 40b can be maximized. Further, since the light reflecting material is disposed over substantially the entire length of the first and second moving members 40a and 40b, the LED 62 is movable in a state where the entire moving members 40a and 40b are brightened. Can produce. In the present embodiment, the LED 62 is disposed at the end of each of the moving members 40a and 40b so that each moving member 40a and 40b emits light, so that the moving members 40a and 40b are directly provided with light emitting means. Compared to the case, the configuration can be simplified and the cost can be suppressed.
[0050]
Further, since the LED 62 is also moved integrally with the first and second moving members 40a, 40b, the light emitted by the LED 62 can be reliably irradiated toward the moving members 40a, 40b. Furthermore, by using a full color LED as the LED 62, the light emission color of each moving member 40a, 40b can be changed as required, and various light emission effects can be performed. For example, the LEDs 62 and 62 disposed at both ends of the moving members 40a and 40b can emit light in different colors (for example, red and blue) to produce a game effect. In this case, when the LED 62 disposed at one end of each of the moving members 40a and 40b emits light in a predetermined color (for example, red), the color gradually changes (changes to purple) toward the other end. However, since the color (for example, blue) emitted by the LED 62 disposed at the other end gradually changes after passing through the substantially central position of the moving members 40a and 40b, the game effect on the movable effect device 30 is further increased. As a result, the decorativeness is also improved. That is, the movable effect device 30 performs a movable effect by moving (moving) the first and second moving members 40a and 40b and a light emitting effect by causing the first and second moving members 40a and 40b to emit light. Can be done at the same time. As described above, according to the movable effect device 30, the first and second moving members 40a and 40b move (movable) while emitting light on the front surface of the display surface 20a of the symbol display device 20. You will be able to perform a variety of game effects. Since the LED 62 and the lamp control device 19 are connected by a flat cable that can be flexed in a predetermined direction, each of the first and second moving members 40a and 40b is moved and the cable is moved. Even when it expands and contracts, it is possible to prevent the cable from being caught by another member, to prevent the cable from being damaged, and to make each LED 62 emit light reliably.
[0051]
Further, the first and second moving members 40a and 40b move so as to partition the front of the display surface 20a vertically and horizontally, so that the first and second moving members 40a and 40b can move the display surface 20a. The display area is apparently divided into a plurality of areas (up to four areas) (see FIG. 1). Therefore, different display effects can be performed in the respective areas divided by the first and second moving members 40a and 40b on the display surface 20a, and the contents of the effects can be diversified to further increase the interest of the game. . Furthermore, the two moving members of the first moving member 40a and the second moving member 40b move in the front-rear positional relationship, so that the moving members 40a and 40b intersect with each other, and a movable effect using the intersection is also possible. Therefore, it is possible to perform a new production that has never been seen before, and to give the player a fresh interest. Here, the effect using the intersection of the moving members 40a and 40b is, for example, aiming at the target displayed on the display surface 20a, with the intersection of the moving members 40a and 40b as an aiming device such as a gun. The production that I did is considered.
[0052]
Further, for example, when the first and second moving members 40a and 40b are configured to be driven by the same drive motor, both the moving members 40a and 40b move synchronously, and the production mode is limited. It becomes like. On the other hand, the movable effect device 30 is configured to provide the first drive motor 65 and the second drive motor 71 correspondingly to the first moving member 40a and the second moving member 40b, respectively. Since the drive motor 65 and the second drive motor 71 can be driven independently, and thus the first moving member 40a and the second moving member 40b can be moved independently, a more complicated movable effect can be achieved. .
[0053]
As described above, by rotating the first and second rod-like members 43 and 48, the projection members 57 and the projections 54a facing the spiral grooves 43a and 48a formed in the rod-like members 43 and 48 are interposed. Since the first and second sliding members 51 and 52 are moved, the sliding members 51 and 52 can be accurately moved according to the rotation amount of the rod-shaped members 43 and 48. Accordingly, each of the first and second moving members 40a and 40b can be moved accurately and reliably, and a desired movable effect can be surely performed. Further, since the protruding members 57 provided on the first and second sliding members 51 and 52 are always pressed against the spiral grooves 43a and 48a by the spring 57, the spiral grooves 43a and 48a. Thus, the projecting member 57 does not fall off, and the first and second sliding members 51 and 52 (first and second moving members 40a and 40b) can be moved more accurately and reliably. In addition, since the inner opening of the through hole 56 for inserting the protruding member 57 is made smaller than the outer opening, the protruding member 57 does not pass through the through hole 56 and the protruding member 57 falls out of the through hole 56. There is no. Since the upper and lower pair of first sliding members 51 and 51 and the left and right pair of second sliding members 52 and 52 move in the same direction synchronously, the first moving member 40a and the second moving member are moved. Each of the members 40b can move smoothly without being distorted during movement, and damage to the first and second moving members 40a and 40b can be prevented.
[0054]
Further, the moving members 40a and 40b, the drive transmission means 42, 43, 46, 47, 48, 66 to 69, 72 to 77, and the drive motors 65 and 71, which are constituent members of the movable effect device 30, are provided. Since it is configured to be assembled to the frame-shaped main body 31, the movable effect device 30 can be handled as a single unit, management and transportation work of the movable effect device 30 can be simplified, and a movable effect device for a gaming machine. 30 can be easily attached. Further, since the metal reinforcing member 32 is disposed on the frame-shaped main body 31, it is possible to prevent each component member from malfunctioning due to deformation such as distortion in the movable effect device 30. The second moving members 40a and 40b can be reliably moved. Further, a partition plate 33 having antireflection processing applied to the front surface is disposed between each of the first and second rod-shaped members 43 and 48 and the display surface 20a of the symbol display device 20. The rod-shaped members 43 and 48 are not reflected on the display surface 20a, and the player's interest is not distracted.
[0055]
The back cover member 39 that protects the back side of the symbol display device 20 is attached to the back side of the frame-shaped main body portion 31 so that a foreign object comes into contact with the symbol display device 20 and the frame-shaped main body portion 31 and breaks down. Occurrence of malfunctions or malfunctions is prevented. Further, since the drive gears 66 and 72 of the first and second drive motors 65 and 71 can be directly operated by hand through the windows 31f and 31f established in the frame-shaped main body 31, the movable effect device 30 can be operated with a pachinko machine. Before assembling to the machine P, the presence or absence of an abnormal operation of the movable effect device 30 can be confirmed. Further, when a malfunction such as a failure occurs in the movable effect device 30, each of the drive gears 66 and 72 is directly rotated by hand so that each of the first and second moving members 40a and 40b is displayed on the display surface 20a. The moving members 40a and 40b can block the display effect performed on the display surface 20a and prevent the game from being enjoyed.
[0056]
Further, when the display control device 18 moves the first moving member 40a or the second moving member 40b to perform a movable effect, the first detection sensor 81a or the second detection sensor 81b corresponds to the corresponding moving member. When 40a and 40b are not detected, the first and second drive motors 65 and 71 are driven to control the moving members 40a and 40b to move to the sensor side (reference position). The movable members 40a and 40b can perform a predetermined motion by reliably performing a predetermined operation. Further, since the movement members 40a and 40b can be accurately moved and controlled by merely providing the detection sensors 81a and 81b at the reference position without providing a detection sensor at the movement limit position, the parts cost can be reduced. In addition, the assembling work of the movable effect device 30 is also simplified. Further, since the first moving member 40a having a long moving distance is set to have a higher moving speed than the second moving member 40b having a short moving distance, both the moving members 40a and 40b are set at substantially the same time. The moving distance can be moved. Therefore, it is possible to perform the moving effect on the first and second moving members 40a and 40b more smoothly, and to prevent the player from feeling unnatural operation of these moving members 40a and 40b.
[0057]
By the way, the detection sensors 81a and 81b are disposed only at the reference position, and the display control device 18 controls the rotation of the drive motors 65 and 71 from the detection sensors 81a and 81b to indirectly move the moving members 40a and 40b ( When the movement limit position of the sliding members 51 and 52) is controlled, the moving members 40a and 40b (sliding members 51 and 52b) at the movement limit position are compared with the case where a detection sensor is also provided at the movement limit position. An error is likely to occur at the position 52). Therefore, in this embodiment, as the movement limit positions of the moving members 40a and 40b, the moving members 40a and 40b (sliding members 51 and 52) are respectively connected to the end portions of the corresponding rod-shaped members 43 and 48. Since the position is set at the front side, the moving members 40a and 40b (sliding members 51 and 52) are allowed to move to the end side of the rod-shaped members 43 and 48 from the set movement limit position. The That is, an error occurs in the movement limit position of the moving members 40a and 40b (sliding members 51 and 52), and the moving members 40a and 40b (sliding members 51 and 52) move to the end side of the rod-shaped members 43 and 48. Even in this case, it is possible to prevent the driving motors 65 and 71 from being loaded, and the movable member 30 is not damaged.
[0058]
[Example of change]
The auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine according to the present invention is not limited to the example, and various modifications can be made. For example, although two moving members that move in the up-down direction and the left-right direction are provided as the moving members, one or three or more moving members may be provided. Further, the moving direction of the moving member is not limited to the vertical direction and the horizontal direction as in the embodiment, and the moving member may be configured to move in an oblique direction, and may move in the front-rear direction. The moving member may be configured to rotate or swing. And although the drive means which drives a moving member was provided corresponding to each moving member, it can also comprise so that a several moving member may be driven with a single drive means. The driving means is not limited to the stepping motor as in the embodiment, and various conventionally known driving means can be used.
[0059]
In the embodiment, the LED is arranged on the end face of the moving member so that the entire moving member emits light. However, for example, an organic EL may be provided on the entire length of the moving member so that the moving member itself emits light. it can. Further, the light emitting means is not limited to a full color LED, and it is possible to adopt a monochromatic LED, a bean ball, and other conventionally known various light emitting means. Then, the light emission means may be configured to perform required light emission control. For example, the light emission means disposed at both ends of the moving member may be set to blink, alternately turned on / off, or The flashing intervals of the light emitting means can be set to be different. In the embodiment, the light emitting means is disposed at both ends of the moving member. However, the light emitting means may be disposed only at one end. Furthermore, in the embodiment, the wiring board and the lamp control device are connected by a flat cable. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and various conventionally known connection means can be employed.
[0060]
The shape, size, etc. of the moving member are not particularly limited, and may be arbitrarily determined according to the dimensions of the auxiliary effect device. And as a drive transmission means which transmits the motive power of a drive means to the said moving member, it is not restricted to the structure and combination of an Example. For example, in the embodiment, a rod-shaped member having a spiral groove formed on the outer peripheral surface is used as the drive transmission means. However, a spiral protrusion is formed on the outer peripheral surface of the rod-shaped member, and the protrusion is slid on the protrusion. It can also comprise so that an operating part may be provided in the above-mentioned sliding member so that it may touch. Furthermore, instead of the rod-like member, a belt and a pulley, or a chain and a sprocket may be used.
[0061]
The shape of the through-hole formed in the first and second sliding members is not limited to the shape formed in a step shape from the large-diameter recess and the internal through-hole as in the embodiment, but the outside of the through-hole. Even in the case where the diameter gradually decreases from the opening toward the inner opening, the protruding member can be prevented from falling off. In the embodiment, the front surface side of the partition plate is configured to be subjected to antireflection processing. However, the partition plate may be formed on the back surface side, and the partition plate may be provided with antireflection processing. Even if it is configured to be affixed, the same effect as the embodiment can be obtained. Furthermore, the member that reinforces the frame-shaped main body is not limited to the metal plate member, and various members can be adopted. The portion where the reinforcing member is provided is limited to the upper frame of the frame-shaped main body. It can be configured to be provided at an arbitrary portion.
[0062]
Further, the control mode of the auxiliary effect device is not limited to that shown in the embodiment, and any control may be performed. In the embodiment, the drive control unit is configured to change the moving speeds of the first moving member and the second moving member by controlling the rotation speeds of the first drive motor and the second drive motor to be different. For example, the drive control means may be set so that the rotation speeds of the first drive motor and the second drive motor are the same. In this case, by changing the number of teeth of the first gear portion that moves the first moving member and the second gear portion that moves the second moving member, the first moving member and the second movement are changed. Each of the members can move at a moving distance set in substantially the same time, and there is an advantage that the control by the drive control means can be prevented from becoming complicated. Furthermore, the moving speed between the first moving member and the second moving member can also be changed by changing the interval (pitch) between the guide portions spirally formed on the first and second rod-like members.
[0063]
Furthermore, a detection sensor is provided only at a reference position where the moving member starts to move, and the rotation of the driving unit from the reference position is controlled by the driving control unit, so that the moving member is moved from the reference position and the movement limit position However, in this case, the moving member may be moved more accurately between the reference position and the movement limit position. be able to. In the embodiment, the auxiliary effect device is controlled by the display control means for controlling the symbol display device, but a control means for controlling the auxiliary effect device may be provided separately. Note that the gaming machine is not limited to a pachinko machine, and may be an arrangement ball machine, a slot machine machine, or the like, and any gaming machine may be used as long as it is configured to provide a game effect device. .
[0064]
[Appendix]
The specific configuration of the present invention can be limited as follows.
1. The moving member includes a first moving member connected to the first drive transmission means and a second moving member connected to the second drive transmission means with a movement distance set shorter than the first moving member. The means has a first drive means for moving the first moving member via the first drive transmission means, and a second drive means for moving the second movement member via the second drive transmission means. And
The first drive transmission means includes a first gear portion that is rotated by the first drive means to move the first moving member, and the second drive transmission means is rotated by the second drive means and A second gear portion for moving the second moving member is provided, and the first moving member and the second moving member are substantially the same by changing the number of teeth of the first gear portion and the second gear portion. It is possible to move the moving distance set by time.
In this case, even when the moving distances of the first moving member and the second moving member are different, the number of teeth of the first gear portion corresponding to the first moving member and the second Since the moving speed of the first moving member and the second moving member can be changed by changing the number of teeth of the second gear portion corresponding to the moving member, it is possible to prevent the control by the drive control means from becoming complicated. The
[0065]
【The invention's effect】
As described above, according to the auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine according to claim 1, since the moving member can move in a wide range on the front side of the symbol display device which the player pays most attention during the game. The player can have a strong impact and increase the fun of the game. In addition, since the moving member is configured to cross the display unit of the symbol display device, it is possible to divide the variable display region in the display unit by the moving member into a plurality of regions. In other words, different game effects can be performed in each divided area to diversify the game effects and increase the interest of the game. Further, when a plurality of the moving members are provided, a new game effect can be performed using the intersection of the moving members, and the player can be given a fresh interest. Furthermore, by controlling the drive means based on the detection state of the position detection means by the drive control means, it is possible to ensure that the moving member performs a desired operation.
[0066]
According to the auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine according to claim 2, when performing the auxiliary game effect, when the detecting unit has not detected the moving member, the moving member is moved to the detecting unit side and the reference position is set. By operating from the beginning, it is possible to make the moving member perform a predetermined operation with certainty and produce a game effect. Further, according to the auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine according to claim 3, the movement member can be accurately controlled by simply providing the detection unit at the reference position without providing the detection unit at the movement limit position. It is possible to reduce the parts cost and simplify the assembly work of the auxiliary effect device. And according to the auxiliary | assistant effect | production apparatus of the gaming machine which concerns on Claim 4, even when the moving distance of a 1st moving member and a 2nd moving member differs, each moving member adjusts the moving speed, The moving member can be moved by a moving distance set in substantially the same time. Therefore, the game effect on the first and second moving members can be performed more smoothly.
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FIG. 1 is a front view showing a movable effect device as an auxiliary effect device according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a front view showing a pachinko machine provided with a movable effect device according to an embodiment.
3A and 3B show a case body according to an embodiment, where FIG. 3A is a rear view, and FIG. 3B is a plan view.
FIG. 4 is a block diagram illustrating a relationship between each control device, a symbol display device, a movable effect device, and an electrical decoration device in the pachinko machine according to the embodiment.
FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view showing a moving member according to an embodiment.
6A is a rear view showing the frame-shaped main body of the movable effect device, and FIG. 6B is a rear view showing a state where a back cover member is attached to the movable effect device.
FIG. 7 is a plan view showing a state in which the case body is attached to the installation portion of the frame-shaped main body according to the embodiment, and FIG. (B) shows a state in which the engagement receiving portion, the engagement piece, the engagement hole, and the fixture are engaged.
FIG. 8 is a longitudinal side view showing the movable effect device according to the embodiment.
FIG. 9 is a plan view showing the movable effect device according to the embodiment.
FIG. 10 is a front view of the movable effect device showing a state in which each of the first and second moving members is at the reference position.
FIG. 11 is a front view of the movable effect device showing a state in which each of the first and second moving members is at the movement limit position.
FIG. 12 is a perspective view showing the relationship among the first drive motor, the first drive transmission means and the first moving member according to the embodiment.
FIG. 13 is a perspective view showing a first sliding member disposed on the lower side.
FIG. 14 is a perspective view showing a state in which the support portion of the first sliding member disposed on the lower side is partially broken.
FIG. 15 is a front view showing a state in which the support portions of the pair of upper and lower first sliding members are partially broken.
FIG. 16 is a front view showing a partially broken state of the first sliding member according to the embodiment.
FIG. 17 is a perspective view illustrating a state where the first moving member according to the embodiment is located at a reference position and the first detection piece is detected by the first detection sensor.
FIG. 18 is a perspective view showing the relationship among the second drive motor, the second drive transmission means and the second moving member according to the embodiment.
FIG. 19 is a front view showing a state in which the support portions of the pair of left and right second sliding members are vertically cut.
FIG. 20 is a perspective view illustrating a state in which the second moving member according to the embodiment is located at the reference position and the second detection piece is detected by the second detection sensor.
[Explanation of symbols]
18 Display control device (drive control means)
20 Symbol display device
20a Display surface
40a First moving member
40b Second moving member
42 1st transmission shaft (1st drive transmission means)
43 1st rod-shaped member (1st drive transmission means)
46 2nd transmission shaft (2nd drive transmission means)
47 Third transmission shaft (second drive transmission means)
48 Second rod-shaped member (second drive transmission means)
51 1st sliding member (1st drive transmission means)
52 2nd sliding member (2nd drive transmission means)
53a 1st detection piece (position detection means)
53b Second detection piece (position detection means)
65 First drive motor (first drive means)
66 Drive gear (first drive transmission means)
67 First gear (first drive transmission means)
68 First bevel gear (first drive transmission means)
69 Second bevel gear (first drive transmission means)
71 Second drive motor (second drive means)
72 Drive gear (second drive transmission means)
73 Second gear (second drive transmission means)
74 Third gear (second drive transmission means)
75 Fourth gear (second drive transmission means)
76 Third bevel gear (second drive transmission means)
77 Fourth bevel gear (second drive transmission means)
81a First detection sensor (position detection means, detection unit)
81b Second detection sensor (position detection means, detection unit)

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  1. 図柄を可変表示可能な図柄表示装置での遊技演出に合わせて補助的な遊技演出を行なう遊技機の補助演出装置であって、
    前記図柄表示装置の表示面に対し所要間隔離間して配設した棒状の移動部材と、
    前記移動部材に接続した駆動伝達手段と、
    前記駆動伝達手段に接続し、前記移動部材を前記表示面の前方において所要方向へ移動させる駆動手段と、
    前記移動部材の位置を検出する位置検出手段と、
    前記位置検出手段の検出結果に基づいて、前記駆動手段の制御を行なう駆動制御手段とから構成した
    ことを特徴とする遊技機の補助演出装置。
    An auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine that performs an auxiliary game effect in accordance with a game effect on a symbol display device capable of variably displaying symbols,
    A rod-shaped moving member disposed at a required interval from the display surface of the symbol display device;
    Drive transmission means connected to the moving member;
    Drive means connected to the drive transmission means and moving the moving member in a required direction in front of the display surface;
    Position detecting means for detecting the position of the moving member;
    An auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine comprising drive control means for controlling the drive means based on a detection result of the position detection means.
  2. 前記移動部材を移動開始させる基準位置を設定すると共に、該基準位置に前記位置検出手段として機能する検出部を配設し、補助的な遊技演出を行なうに際して前記検出部が前記移動部材を未検出の場合には、前記駆動制御手段は、前記移動部材を基準位置に移動させるよう前記駆動手段を制御するようにした請求項1記載の遊技機の補助演出装置。A reference position for starting the movement of the moving member is set, and a detection unit functioning as the position detecting means is provided at the reference position, and the detection unit does not detect the moving member when performing an auxiliary game effect. 2. The auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine according to claim 1, wherein the drive control means controls the drive means to move the moving member to a reference position.
  3. 前記移動部材を、前記基準位置と該基準位置から所要距離離間する移動限界位置との間を移動し得るよう構成し、前記駆動制御手段は、前記移動部材が前記基準位置と移動限界位置との間で移動するよう前記駆動手段を制御するようになっている請求項2記載の遊技機の補助演出装置。The moving member is configured to be movable between the reference position and a movement limit position that is separated from the reference position by a required distance, and the drive control means is configured to move the movement member between the reference position and the movement limit position. 3. An auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine according to claim 2, wherein said driving means is controlled so as to move between them.
  4. 前記移動部材は、第1駆動伝達手段と接続する第1移動部材と、該第1移動部材より移動距離を短く設定されて第2駆動伝達手段と接続する第2移動部材とからなり、前記駆動手段は、前記第1駆動伝達手段を介して前記第1移動部材を移動させる第1駆動手段と、前記第2駆動伝達手段を介して前記第2移動部材を移動させる第2駆動手段とを有し、
    前記駆動制御手段は、前記第1移動部材の移動速度が第2移動部材の移動速度より速くなるよう前記第1駆動手段および第2駆動手段の夫々を制御し、該第1移動部材および第2移動部材の夫々が、略同一の時間で設定した移動距離を移動し得るようにした請求項1〜3の何れかに記載の遊技機の補助演出装置。
    The moving member includes a first moving member connected to the first drive transmission means and a second moving member connected to the second drive transmission means with a movement distance set shorter than the first moving member. The means has a first drive means for moving the first moving member via the first drive transmission means, and a second drive means for moving the second movement member via the second drive transmission means. And
    The drive control means controls each of the first drive means and the second drive means so that the moving speed of the first moving member is faster than the moving speed of the second moving member, and the first moving member and the second moving member are controlled. The auxiliary effect device for a gaming machine according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein each of the moving members can move a moving distance set in substantially the same time.
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