JP2007020895A - Information input apparatus - Google Patents

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JP2007020895A
JP2007020895A JP2005207902A JP2005207902A JP2007020895A JP 2007020895 A JP2007020895 A JP 2007020895A JP 2005207902 A JP2005207902 A JP 2005207902A JP 2005207902 A JP2005207902 A JP 2005207902A JP 2007020895 A JP2007020895 A JP 2007020895A
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Abstract

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an information input device using a human body as a signal transmission path and improving convenience.
A terminal device 300 of an information input device is carried by a person who touches an input key via a signal transmission path including the human body and the input key touched each time a person contacts the input keys 200a to 200n. The member ID stored in the member card 110 of the human body side communication device 100 is read and character information identification information corresponding to the input keys 200a to 200n touched by the person is determined. The determined character information identification information is stored together with the read member ID in the order in which the member IDs are read. And based on the combination according to the memory | storage order of the several character information identification information memorize | stored with the same member ID, the input information which the person shown by the said member ID input is discriminate | determined.
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  The present invention relates to a technique for using a human body as a signal transmission path.

In recent years, information communication apparatuses using a human body as a signal transmission path have been developed. This information communication device includes, for example, a human body side communication device having a memory in which personal identification information (ID or the like) is stored, a touch electrode in contact with a person, and a terminal device connected to the touch electrode. The terminal device communicates with the human body side communication device via the human body and the touch electrode when a person carrying the human body side communication device contacts the touch electrode, and the personal identification stored in the memory of the human body side communication device It is configured to read information. (See Patent Document 1).
Such an information communication device can be used for a car door lock device. For example, the touch electrode is disposed on the door handle. When the person carrying the human body side communication device contacts the touch electrode, the terminal device reads the personal identification information stored in the memory of the human body side communication device carried by the person. Then, the read personal identification information is compared with personal identification information stored in advance, and if they match, a door lock locking signal or a door lock unlocking signal is output to the door lock mechanism.
Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2002-9710

By the way, in an input device having a plurality of keys such as a keyboard, identification information corresponding to sequentially operated keys is input to a terminal device (such as a personal computer) to which the input device is connected in the order of operation. Such input devices are generally assumed to be used one by one. For this reason, for example, when user A inputs input information such as “abc” and user B inputs input information such as “def” using the input device, the two users operate the keys alternately. I couldn't. User A is “a”, User A is “b”, User B is “d”, User A is “c”, User B is “e”, and User B is “f”. When “” is operated, only “abdcef” is input to the terminal device, and the terminal device cannot determine input information corresponding to each user.
Therefore, the inventor can determine the input information input by the input device for each user while causing the terminal device to read the personal identification information of the user using the human body side communication device described in the related art. Developed technology.
The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide an information input device that uses a human body as a signal transmission path and has improved convenience.

In order to achieve the above object, the invention described in each claim is configured.
(Invention of Claim 1)
According to the first aspect of the present invention, a human body side communication device carried by a person and an information input device including a terminal device are configured.
This human body side communication device has a storage means for storing personal identification information.
Further, the terminal device has a plurality of input units that form a signal transmission path together with a human body when a person contacts, and input information is input when the input unit is contacted a plurality of times.
And whenever a person contacts an input part, a terminal device is memorized by the storage means of the human body side communication device which the person who touched the input part carries via the signal transmission line containing a human body and an input part. The personal identification information is read and the input part identification information corresponding to the input part touched by the person is determined, and the determined input part identification information is stored together with the read personal identification information in the order in which the personal identification information is read. Then, based on the combination according to the storage order of the plurality of input unit identification information stored together with the same personal identification information, the input information input by the person indicated by the personal identification information is determined.
The “personal identification information” may be information that can distinguish each person, and includes an ID, a name, and the like.
The “input unit” is configured such that when the input unit is touched by a person, input unit identification information indicating character information or the like constituting the input information can be determined by the terminal device, and the input unit that has been touched The personal identification information stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device carried by the person who has touched the terminal may be sufficient as long as it can be read by the terminal device, and is typically formed of a conductive member. Alternatively, it is configured as a key having a conductive member. In each key, for example, corresponding character information (including alphabets, numbers, symbols, and the like) is written. A keyboard, a key panel, and the like are configured by the plurality of input units.
The “input unit identification information” broadly includes information input to the terminal device by the operation of the input unit. Typically, information on the position (coordinates, etc.) where the input unit is arranged is attached to the input unit. Information such as the number, character information identification information (code) corresponding to the input unit, and command identification information (code) corresponding to the input unit.
The information input device according to the present invention is stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device carried by the person who contacts the input unit via the signal transmission path including the human body and the input unit every time the person contacts the input unit. The stored personal identification information is read, and the input unit identification information corresponding to the touched input unit is determined. The determined input unit identification information is stored together with the read personal identification information in the order in which the personal identification information is read.
Therefore, a person can cause the information input device to read personal identification information only by carrying the human body side communication device. For example, a card that is an example of a storage unit in which personal identification information is stored can be used as a card. Since an operation such as insertion into the insertion slot is unnecessary, an operation performed when a person uses the information input device is simplified. In addition, even when another person touches the input unit while a person touches the input unit and inputs input information, the terminal device reads the input unit identification information corresponding to the input unit and the input unit via the input unit. Since the personal identification information is stored in combination, the input unit identification information for each individual can be determined. Therefore, the terminal device can combine the input unit identification information in the order in which each input unit is touched, and can determine the input information for each individual based on the combined input unit identification information. Thereby, the input time of each person's input information can be shortened, without increasing the number of information input devices.

(Invention of Claim 2)
According to the invention described in claim 2, an information input device including a human body side communication device carried by a person and a terminal device is configured.
This human body side communication device has a storage means for storing personal identification information.
Further, the terminal device has a plurality of input units that form a signal transmission path together with a human body when a person contacts, and input information is input when the input unit is contacted a plurality of times.
And whenever a person contacts an input part, a terminal device is memorized by the storage means of the human body side communication device which the person who touched the input part carries via the signal transmission line containing a human body and an input part. The personal identification information is read, the order information indicating the order in which the personal identification information is read is created, the input part identification information corresponding to the input part touched by the person is determined, and the determined input part identification information is determined. Is stored together with the read personal identification information and the created order information, and the personal identification is based on the combination of the plurality of input unit identification information stored together with the same personal identification information according to the order indicated by the order information. The input information input by the person indicated by the information is determined.
“Order in which personal identification information is read” means the order in which a person has operated the input unit. For example, the order in which the terminal device has read the personal identification information is the time at which the terminal device has read the personal identification information. The time information shown and the order information indicating the order in which the terminal device read the personal identification information are used. Further, the order information can use the order information for operating the operation unit regardless of the person who operated the input unit, or can use the order information for each operated person (for example, for each individual identification information). To create order information). Since the terminal device stores the combination of the input unit identification information corresponding to the input unit and the personal identification information read via the input unit, the order information is not created for each personal identification information. However, the input order of the input unit identification information for each individual identification information can be determined.
According to the information input device of the present invention, the determined character information identification information, the read personal identification information, and the created order information are stored in the terminal device. By creating the order information, the terminal device does not need to store the order of reading the personal identification information, and can easily determine the input information using the order information.

(Invention of Claim 3)
Invention of Claim 3 is the information input device of Claim 2, Comprising:
The terminal device creates time information indicating the time when the personal identification information is read, stores the determined input unit identification information together with the created time information and the read personal identification information, and is stored together with the same personal identification information. The input information input by the person indicated by the personal identification information is determined based on the combination of the plurality of input unit identification information according to the order of the time indicated by the time information.
In the information input device of the present invention, time information indicating the time when the personal identification information is read is used as the order information of the invention described in claim 2.
Since the time when the personal identification information is read by the terminal device and the time when the input unit identification information is determined are almost the same period, the time when the input unit identification information is determined is also the time when the personal identification information is read. Included in the same concept.
According to the information input device of the present invention, even when a plurality of people operate the input unit at the same time, the personal identification information read through each input unit is different. Can be determined.

(Invention of Claim 4)
According to the invention described in claim 4, an information input device including a human body side communication device carried by a person, a terminal device, and a management device is configured.
This human body side communication device has a storage means for storing personal identification information.
Further, the terminal device has a plurality of input units that form a signal transmission path together with a human body when a person contacts, and input information is input when the input unit is contacted a plurality of times.
Each time a person contacts the input unit, the terminal device is stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device carried by the person who contacts the input unit via the signal transmission path including the human body and the input unit. In addition to reading the personal identification information, the input unit identification information corresponding to the input unit touched by the person is determined, and the determined input unit identification information is managed in the order of reading the personal identification information together with the read personal identification information. Send to device.
When receiving the input unit identification information and the personal identification information transmitted from the terminal device, the management device stores the received input unit identification information together with the received personal identification information in the order received, and stores the same together with the same personal identification information. Based on the combination of the plurality of input unit identification information in accordance with the storage order, the input information input by the person indicated by the personal identification information is determined.
The terminal device of the information input device of the present invention is a human body-side communication device carried by a person who is in contact with the input unit via a signal transmission path including the human body and the input unit every time a person contacts the input unit. While reading the personal identification information memorize | stored in a memory | storage means, the input part identification information corresponding to the contacted input part is discriminate | determined. The determined input unit identification information is transmitted to the management apparatus together with the read personal identification information in the order in which the personal identification information is read.
Therefore, a person can cause the information input device to read personal identification information only by carrying the human body side communication device. For example, a card that is an example of a storage unit in which personal identification information is stored can be used as a card. Since an operation such as insertion into the insertion slot is unnecessary, an operation performed when a person uses the information input device is simplified. In addition, even when another person touches the input unit while the user touches the input unit and inputs the input information, the management apparatus reads the input unit identification information corresponding to the input unit and the input unit via the input unit. Since the personal identification information is received in combination, the input unit identification information for each individual can be determined. Therefore, the management device can combine the input unit identification information in the order in which each input unit is touched, and can determine the input information for each individual based on the combined input unit identification information. Thereby, the input time of each person's input information can be shortened, without increasing the number of information input devices. In the information input device of the present invention, the input information discrimination process is performed by the management device. Thereby, the processing load of the terminal device is reduced.

(Invention of Claim 5)
According to the invention described in claim 5, an information input device including a human body side communication device carried by a person, a terminal device, and a management device is configured.
This human body side communication device has a storage means for storing personal identification information.
Further, the terminal device has a plurality of input units that form a signal transmission path together with a human body when a person contacts, and input information is input when the input unit is contacted a plurality of times.
And whenever a person contacts the said input part, a terminal device is memorize | stored in the memory | storage means of the human body side communication apparatus which the person who contacted the said input part carries via the signal transmission path containing a human body and an input part. The personal identification information is read, and the order information indicating the order in which the personal identification information is read is created, and the input part identification information corresponding to the input part touched by the person is determined. The identification information is transmitted to the management apparatus together with the read personal identification information and the created order information.
Upon receiving the input unit identification information, personal identification information, and order information transmitted from the terminal device, the management device stores the received input unit identification information together with the received personal identification information and order information, together with the same personal identification information Based on a combination of a plurality of stored input unit identification information according to the order indicated by the order information, input information input by a person indicated by the personal identification information is determined.
According to the information input device of the present invention, the management device includes input unit identification information determined by the terminal device, personal identification information read by the terminal device, and order information created by the terminal device. Sent from By transmitting this order information, the terminal device can input the input unit identification information and the input unit identification information corresponding to the input unit each time a person comes into contact with the input unit identification information (each time the personal identification information is read). There is no need to transmit the personal identification information to the management apparatus, and the personal identification information can be transmitted collectively. Thereby, the frequency | count of transmission of the information to the management apparatus of a terminal device can be reduced, and the burden of a terminal device can be eased. In addition, by transmitting the order information, the management apparatus does not need to store the order in which the input unit identification information is transmitted, and can easily determine the input information using the order information.

(Invention of Claim 6)
In the invention according to claim 6, the terminal device of the information input device according to claim 5 creates time information indicating the time when the personal identification information is read, and the identified input unit identification information is used for the personal identification read. The information and the created time information are transmitted to the management apparatus.
Further, when receiving the input unit identification information, personal identification information, and time information transmitted from the terminal device, the management device stores the received input unit identification information together with the received personal identification information and time information, and the same personal identification Based on the combination according to the order indicated by the time information among the plurality of input unit identification information stored together with the information, the input information input by the person indicated by the personal identification information is determined.
In the information input device of the present invention, time information indicating the time when the personal identification information is read is used as the order information of the invention described in claim 5.
Since the time when the personal identification information is read by the terminal device and the time when the input unit identification information is determined are almost the same period, the time when the input unit identification information is determined is also the time when the personal identification information is read. Included in the same concept.
According to the information input device of the present invention, even when a plurality of people operate the input unit at the same time, the personal identification information read through each input unit is different. Can be determined.

(Invention of Claim 7)
In the invention according to claim 7, the input unit of the information input device according to any one of claims 1 to 6 is provided corresponding to the character information constituting the input information.
The terminal device has a plurality of input areas in which input units are arranged, and an input unit corresponding to each character information is arranged in each of the plurality of input areas.
The input area has, for example, a plurality of input sections each having the same arrangement, and an input section that is converted into the same character information by the terminal device or the management apparatus is provided in each input area.
Since the information input device of the present invention is provided with a plurality of input areas, when a plurality of people use the input unit within the same time, the input unit to be operated overlaps, Since there is no need to wait, each can input input information in a short time. In addition, when the input unit is being operated, there is little possibility of seeing the input unit being operated by another person, and the information input device can be used with confidence.

(Invention of Claim 8)
According to an eighth aspect of the present invention, in the information input device according to the seventh aspect, an information input device including a plurality of display units corresponding to a plurality of input areas is configured.
When the terminal device determines the input unit identification information corresponding to the input unit touched by the person, the display information based on the determined input unit identification information corresponds to the input area arranged in the input unit contacted by the person. Display on the display.
The “display information” includes character information corresponding to the input part identification information, information indicating the number of digits in which the input part identification information has been input (for example, an asterisk display when the input information is a password), and the like.
By using the information input device of the present invention, a person can proceed with an input operation while confirming actually input character information (or the number of input digits, etc.), and can input input information accurately. it can.

(Invention of Claim 9)
According to a ninth aspect of the present invention, in the information input device according to the seventh aspect, an information input device including a plurality of display units corresponding to a plurality of input areas is configured.
The management device manages the provision information corresponding to the personal identification information, and the input information determined based on the combination of the plurality of input unit identification information stored corresponding to the same personal identification information is the provision information When the transmission is instructed, the provision information managed corresponding to the personal identification information is transmitted to the terminal device,
The terminal device corresponds to the input area in which the input unit in which the input unit identification information indicating the character information constituting the input information for instructing the transmission of the provision information is input is provided to the provision information transmitted from the management device. Display on the display.
The “provided information” widely includes information corresponding to an individual, and typically includes history information such as personal games and a message from the facility where the information input device is provided to the individual.
By using the information input device of the present invention, it is possible to display personal provision information on a display unit corresponding to an input area in which input information for instructing transmission of provision information is input. Thus, each person can easily confirm the information provided to him / herself.

(Invention of Claim 10)
A tenth aspect of the present invention is the information input device according to any one of the fourth to ninth aspects, further comprising a plurality of display units disposed at a plurality of positions, and corresponding to each display unit. And a display unit selection unit that forms a signal transmission path together with a human body and a display unit selection detection device provided corresponding to each display unit selection unit.
When a person touches the corresponding display unit selection unit, the display unit selection detection device is a human body carried by the person who has touched the display unit selection unit via a signal transmission path including the human body and the display unit selection unit. The personal identification information stored in the storage means of the side communication device is read, and the read personal identification information is transmitted to the management device.
The management device manages the provision information corresponding to the personal identification information. When the management device receives the personal identification information from the display unit selection detection device, the management device manages the provision information managed in correspondence with the personal identification information. The display unit selection unit corresponding to the display unit selection detection device that transmitted the information displays the corresponding display unit, that is, the display unit corresponding to the display unit selection detection device that transmitted the personal identification information.
The “plural display units” may be provided in the terminal device, or may be provided in a device other than the terminal device.
The provided information may be configured to be displayed directly on the display unit by the management device, or may be transmitted from the management device to the terminal device and displayed on the display unit by the terminal device (display unit by the management device). May be displayed indirectly).
Further, the management device simply receives the personal identification information from the display unit selection detection device, and displays the provided information managed in correspondence with the personal identification information on the display unit corresponding to the display unit selection detection device. Alternatively, the selection of the display unit is detected in a state where the management device determines that the input information based on the combination of the character information identification information input together with the personal identification information instructs transmission of the provided information. When the same personal identification information is received from the device, the provision information managed corresponding to the personal identification information may be displayed on the display unit corresponding to the display unit selection detection device.
By using the information input device of the present invention, each person can easily confirm his / her information provided at any time on any display unit by a simple operation. Here, in the case where the provision information is displayed only by the selection operation of the display unit that displays the provision information, an operation for confirming the self provision information is easy. In addition, when configured to display the provision information by inputting the input information for requesting transmission of the provision information and selecting the display unit for displaying the provision information, for example, the input requesting the transmission of the provision information By limiting the terminal devices that can input information, it is possible to prevent the provision information from being transmitted illegally.

(Invention of Claim 11)
According to the eleventh aspect of the present invention, a human body side communication device carried by a person and an information input device including a terminal device are configured.
The human body side communication device has storage means. In addition, the terminal device includes a plurality of input unit identification information transmission units and an input unit identification information input unit.
The input unit identification information transmitting unit is provided corresponding to the character information constituting the input information, forms a signal transmission path together with the human body when a person comes into contact, and the input unit identification via the signal transmission path Input unit identification information indicating character information corresponding to the information transmission unit is transmitted to the human body side communication device.
And the human body side communication apparatus memorize | stores the received input part identification information in a memory | storage means.
In addition, the input unit identification information input unit forms a signal transmission path together with the human body by contact with a person, and the terminal device includes the human body that has contacted the input unit identification information input unit and the input unit identification information input unit. The input part identification information memorize | stored in the memory | storage means of the human body side communication apparatus which the person who contacted the said input part identification information input part is carrying is read via the signal transmission path to include.
The “input unit identification information transmission unit” forms a signal transmission path together with a human body when operated (contacted) by a person, and can transmit the input unit identification information via the signal transmission path. It suffices to be configured.
The “input unit identification information input unit” is stored in the storage unit of the human body side communication device carried by the person via the input unit identification information input unit when operated (contacted) by the person. What is necessary is just to be comprised so that the input part identification information currently read can be read.
According to the information communication device of the present invention, the terminal device does not need to store the input unit identification information and the personal identification information every time a person operates the input unit, and can reduce the burden on the terminal device. it can. In addition, when a plurality of people use the input device of the information communication device of the present invention at the same time, the terminal device, the input unit identification information stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device carried by each person, Each person can receive continuously. Therefore, the terminal device does not need to rearrange the stored input unit identification information in the stored order, and can reduce the burden on the terminal device.

  According to the present invention, an information input device using a human body as a signal transmission path and improving convenience is provided.

(First embodiment)
Hereinafter, an example of the best mode for carrying out the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.
In the present embodiment, a player who plays a game in an amusement hall inputs a member card in which member identification information (member ID) is stored in the human body side communication device and carries the human body side communication device. The information input device is configured to input a personal identification number as input information by contacting an input unit of the device.
A schematic configuration diagram of the present embodiment is shown in FIG. FIG. 2 shows a block diagram of the human body side communication device carried by the player. FIG. 3 shows a block diagram of a key panel (touch panel) and a terminal device of the information input device. FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating input key identification information input to the terminal device when a player carrying the human body side communication device touches (contacts) an input key (touch key) on the key panel. FIG. 5 shows an example of the input key identification information input to the terminal device when the player touches the input key on the touch panel. Further, FIG. 6 shows a password that is determined by the control device based on a plurality of input key identification information that is input when the input key identification information shown in FIG. 5 is input to the control device of the terminal device. .

As shown in FIG. 1, the information input device according to the present embodiment is provided with a human body side communication device 100 carried by a member and a key panel (touch panel) 200 having a plurality of input keys (touch keys) 200a to 200n. The terminal device 300 is provided.
As shown in FIG. 2, the human body side communication apparatus 100 stores in a memory a player ID (hereinafter referred to as “member ID”) “0010” of a player who became a member (hereinafter referred to as “member”). Member card 110 and transmitter / receiver 120 are provided. The transmitter / receiver 120 is provided with a mounting portion for detachably mounting the member card 110. When the membership card 110 is attached to the attachment part of the transceiver 120, a connection part (not shown) provided on the membership card 110 is connected to a connection part (not shown) provided on the transceiver 120. The membership card 110 and the transmitter / receiver 120 are electrically connected via a connection part.
The transceiver 120 is provided with a control device 121 configured by a CPU or the like, a signal transmission unit 122, a signal reception unit 123, and electrodes 124 and 125. Either the signal transmission unit 122 or the signal reception unit 123 is configured to operate by the control device 121. In FIG. 2, this configuration is represented by a switch, but it is not necessary to actually provide a switch, and either one is configured to operate according to a control signal from the control device 121. Just do it. As will be described later, if the terminal device 300 can read the member ID stored in the member card 110, the operation of the transceiver 120 can be set as appropriate.
Here, a state in which signal transmission between the signal transmission unit 122 and the control device 121 is performed is “signal transmission mode”, and a state in which signal transmission is performed between the signal reception unit 123 and the control device 121. Is referred to as a “signal reception mode”. In the initial state, as shown in FIG. 2, the transceiver 120 is set to the “signal reception mode”. In addition, electrodes 124 and 125 are connected to the signal transmission unit 122. The electrodes 124 and 125 are also connected to the signal receiving unit 123. The electrodes 124 and 125 are provided on the surface of the transceiver 120. Accordingly, the signal transmission unit 122 and the signal reception unit 123 can transmit and receive signals through signal transmission including a human body.

On the other hand, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 3, the key panel 200 of the terminal device 300 has a plurality of input keys 200 a to 200 n each formed of a conductive touch electrode. Characters such as alphabets and hiragana are written on the front side of the plurality of input keys. In addition, the key panel 200 is provided. A touch sensor that detects that the input keys 200a to 200n are touched is provided.
Further, the terminal device 300 is provided with a control device 301 configured by a CPU or the like, a signal transmission unit 302, a signal reception unit 303, and a storage unit 304. The signal transmission unit 302 and the signal reception unit 303 are set by the control device 301 so that one of them operates. Here, the state of the terminal device 300 when the signal transmission unit 302 is set to operate is “signal transmission mode”, and the state of the terminal device 300 when the signal reception unit 303 is set to operate is “ This is referred to as “signal reception mode”. In the initial state, as shown in FIG. 3, the terminal device 300 is set to the “signal transmission mode”. The storage unit 304 is connected to the control device 301.
The “signal transmission mode” and the “signal reception mode” can also be operated so as to be alternately set at regular intervals.
The storage unit 304 stores a program for operating the control device 301, character information identification information corresponding to each input key, command information identification information, and the like. In the present embodiment, character information identification information indicating character information corresponding to the input key and command information identification information indicating command information corresponding to the input key are stored in association with the coordinate information of the input key.
Further, the touch electrode of each input key of the key panel 200 is connected to the signal receiving unit 303 and the signal transmitting unit 302 of the terminal device 300.
In addition, the touch sensor of the key panel 200 is connected to the control device 301. When the member touches (contacts) the input key, the coordinate information of the input key touched by the member is input to the control device 301 from the touch sensor. For example, the input key is arranged on the xy plane. In this case, coordinate information indicating the position of the input key on the xy plane is input to the control device 301. Note that the control device 301 determines that the member has touched the input key when the coordinate information of the input key is input.

With this configuration, when a member carrying the human body side communication device 100 touches an input key of the key panel 200, coordinate information of the input key touched by the member is input to the control device 301. The control device 301 determines that the member has touched the input key based on the input key coordinate information, and operates the signal transmission unit 302. As a result, the member ID is transmitted from the signal transmission unit 302 to the human body side communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the key touched by the member of the key panel 200, the human body of the member, the electrode 124 of the transceiver 120, and the like. A “request signal” is transmitted. When transmitting the “member ID request signal” to the human body communication device 100, the control device 301 switches the terminal device 300 to the “signal reception mode”.
When the signal receiving unit 123 receives the “member ID request signal”, the control device 121 of the human body side communication device 100 switches the transceiver 120 to the “signal transmission mode”. Then, the control device 121 transmits the member ID stored in the memory of the member card 110 from the signal transmission unit 122 to the signal transmission path including the electrode 124, the human body of the member, and the input key of the key panel 200 touched by the member. To the terminal device 300.
The terminal device 300 receives the member ID at the signal receiving unit 303.
As described above, the terminal device 300 communicates with the human body side communication device 10 through the signal transmission path including the input key and the human body, and the memory of the human body side communication device 100 (the membership card 110 attached to the human body communication device 100). ) Is read.
Further, when the member operates the input key, the coordinate information of the operated input key is input to the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 by the touch sensor provided on the key panel 200. For example, when coordinate information of an input key written as “K” is input to the control device 301, the control device 301 reads character information corresponding to the coordinate information stored in the storage unit 304, It is determined that the character information “K” has been input.
Thus, whenever a member touches an input key, transmission of the “member ID request signal” from the terminal device 300 to the human body communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the touched key and the human body, human body side communication The transmission of the “member ID” from the device 100 to the terminal device 300 via the signal transmission path including the touched key and the human body is repeated. Each time the member touches the input key, the terminal device 300 determines the coordinate information of the touched input key.

For example, the operation when the member with the member ID “0010” inputs the password (input information) “KOHN” using the key panel 200 will be described with reference to FIG.
First, the member touches (operates) the start key S provided on the key panel 200. As a result, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 transmits the member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the start key S. Is read. In addition, the coordinate information of the touched start key S is input to the control device 301.
Next, the member touches (operates) an input key labeled “K” provided on the key panel 200. As a result, the control device 301 transmits the member ID “stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the input key written as“ K ”. Read “0010”. Further, the coordinate information of the key written as “K” is input to the control device 301.
Similarly, whenever the member sequentially touches an input key labeled “O”, an input key labeled “H”, an input key labeled “N”, and an “end key”, the control device 301 reads the member ID “0010” via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and each input key. Further, the coordinate information of the touched input key is sequentially input to the control device 301.

Thereby, as shown in FIG. 5, the storage unit 304 of the terminal device 300 stores the coordinate information (s1) of the touched input key and the read member ID (s2) in the order of input. The control device 301 of the terminal device 300 determines an input character or command (start or end) based on the coordinate information (s1) of each input key, and touches the end key E after the start key S is touched. The coordinate information of the input keys touched until is arranged in the input order. Then, the control device 301 converts the coordinate information of each input key into character information identification information and command information identification information, and as shown in FIG. 6, a personal identification number (input information) input by the member with the member ID “0010”. Is “KOHN”.
A password corresponding to the member ID is stored in advance in the storage unit 304 of the terminal device 300 (not particularly shown), and the control device 301 determines the identified password “KOHN” and the member ID “ The personal identification number stored in the storage unit 304 corresponding to “0010” is collated. As a result of the collation, if the two match, that is, if the authentication is OK, for example, the member can request privilege information provided only to the member authenticated using the key panel 200. .

In the above, the case where one member inputs a personal identification number using the key panel 200 has been described. However, a plurality of members can simultaneously input the personal identification number using the key panel 200.
Next, referring to FIG. 7 to FIG. 10, two members (a member with a member ID “0010” and a member with a member ID “0020”) use the information input device according to the first embodiment. A case where a password is simultaneously input using the key panel 200 will be described.
FIG. 7 is a diagram for explaining information input to the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 when each member carrying the human body side communication device touches the input key of the key panel 200. FIG. 8 shows an example of the coordinate information of the input key input to the control device 301 and the member ID read from the member card attached to the human body side communication device (received from the human body side communication device). FIG. 9 shows a state where the coordinate information of the input key shown in FIG. 8 is rearranged for each member ID. FIG. 10 shows the PIN number determined by the control device 301 based on the coordinate information of the input key shown in FIG.

As indicated by a dotted line in FIG. 1, a member with a member ID “0020” carries a human body side communication device including a transceiver, to which a member card 111 storing the member ID “0020” is attached. The configurations of the transceiver and the terminal device 300 are the same as those in the first embodiment described above, and thus description thereof is omitted.
7, the member with the member ID “0010” has the password (input information) “KOHN”, the member with the member ID “0020” has the password (input information) “614”, and the key panel 200. The operation of the information input device when inputting using will be described.
First, the member with the member ID “0010” touches the start key S provided on the key panel 200. Thereby, the control device 301 reads the member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body side communication device via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the start key S. In addition, the coordinate information of the touched start key S is input to the control device 301.
Next, the member with the member ID “0010” touches an input key labeled “K” provided on the key panel 200. As a result, the control device 301 receives the member ID stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body side communication device via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the input key written as “K”. Read “0010”. Further, the coordinate information of the input key written as “K” is input to the control device 301.
Next, the member with the member ID “0020” operates the start key S provided on the key panel 200. Thereby, the control device 301 reads the member ID “0020” stored in the member card 111 attached to the human body side communication device via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the start key S. The coordinate information of the operated start key S is input to the control device 301.
Similarly, each time a member with a member ID “0010” touches an input key labeled “O” and an input key labeled “H”, the signal transmission including the human body of the member and each input key is transmitted. The information indicating the member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body side communication device is read via the road. The coordinate information of the touched input key is input to the control device 301.
Similarly, each time a member with a member ID “0020” touches an input key labeled “6” and an input key labeled “1” sequentially, a signal including the human body of the member and each key. The member ID “0020” stored in the member card 111 attached to the human body side communication device is read through the transmission path. The coordinate information of the touched input key is input to the control device 301.
Next, when the member with the member ID “0010” touches the input key labeled “N”, the control device 301 passes through the signal transmission path including the human body of the member and the key labeled “N”. The member ID “0010” is read out. The control device 301 receives coordinate information of an input key written as “N”.
Next, when the member with the member ID “0020” touches the key labeled “4”, the control device 301 passes through the signal transmission path including the human body of the member and the input key labeled “4”. The member ID “0020” is read out. The coordinate information of the input key written as “4” is input to the control device 301.
When the member with the member ID “0020” touches the end key E, the control device 301 reads the member ID “0020” via the signal transmission path including the human body of the member and the end key E. Further, the coordinate information of the end key E is input to the control device 301.
When the member with the member ID “0010” touches the end key E, the control device 301 reads the member ID “0010” via a signal transmission path including the human body of the member and the end key E. The coordinate information of the end key E is input to the control device 301.

Accordingly, as shown in FIG. 8, the input key coordinate information (t1) and the read member ID (t2) are stored in the storage unit 304 of the terminal device 300 in the order of input.
The control device 301 of the terminal device 300 determines character information identification information and command information identification information (start information identification information and end information identification information) corresponding to the coordinate information (t1) of each input key. Then, for each member ID, the character information of the input keys touched after the start key S is touched (operated) until the end key E is touched (operated) is determined and arranged in the input order ( (See FIG. 9). Then, as shown in FIG. 10, the control device 301 has the password (input information) input by the member with the member ID “0010” as “KOHN”, and the password entered by the member with the member ID “0020” ( It is determined that (input information) is “614”.
In the storage unit 304 of the terminal device 300, a password corresponding to each member ID is stored in advance (not shown in particular), and the control device 301 determines the identified password “KOHN” and the member ID. The personal identification number stored in the storage unit 304 corresponding to “0010” is collated. As a result of the collation, if the two match, that is, if the authentication is OK, for example, the member can request privilege information provided only to the member using the key panel 200. In addition, the control device 301 collates the identified password number “614” with the password number stored in the storage unit 304 corresponding to the member ID “0020”. As a result of the collation, when the two match (when the authentication is OK), for example, the member can request privilege information provided only to the member using the key panel 200.
The “input key” in the present embodiment corresponds to the “input unit” in the present invention, and the “terminal device 300” corresponds to the “terminal device” in the present invention. The “member ID” in the present embodiment corresponds to “personal identification information” in the present invention, and the “member card 110” in the present embodiment corresponds to “storage means of the human body side communication device” in the present invention. The “member card 110” and the “transmitter / receiver 120” constitute the “human body side communication device” of the present invention. Further, the “input key coordinate information” in the present embodiment corresponds to “input unit identification information” in the present invention. The “password” in the present embodiment corresponds to “input information” in the present invention.

Using the information input device according to the present embodiment, every time the member touches (operates) the input key, the terminal device 300 inputs the coordinate information of the operated input key and touches the member's human body. The member ID stored in the member card attached to the human body side communication device is read through the signal transmission path including the input key. Then, the terminal device 300 combines the coordinate information of the plurality of input keys obtained by reading the same member ID in the order in which the input keys are touched (the order in which the input key identification information is input), and the coordinates of the combined input keys. Based on the information, input information (for example, a password) is determined.
As a result, the member only needs to carry the human body side communication device on which the member card is mounted, and there is no need to insert the member card into the card insertion slot of the gaming machine, so the operation of the member is simplified. The
Further, even when another member touches the input key while inputting the character information constituting the input information by touching the input key, the correct input information for each member can be input.

In addition, if the information input device of the present embodiment is used, the terminal device 300 combines the coordinate information of a plurality of input keys obtained by reading the same member ID in the order in which each input key is touched, and combines the input keys. Since the input information is determined based on the coordinate information, a plurality of members can input the input information at the same time using the same key panel 200.
Thereby, the input information of each member can be easily input without increasing the number of information input devices.

In the present embodiment, it is determined that the start key S is touched (operated) as a method of determining the coordinate information of the first input key of the combination of the coordinate information of the plurality of input keys, and the coordinate information of the plurality of input keys is determined. As a method for determining the coordinate information of the last input key of the combination, a method for determining that the end key E is touched (operated) is used. However, the method for determining the coordinate information of the first input key or the last input The method for determining the key coordinate information is not limited to this. For example, if it is determined that the coordinate information of the next input key is not input even after a predetermined time has elapsed since the coordinate information of the previous input key was input, the coordinate information of the input key previously input is the last of the combination It is possible to use a method for determining that the coordinate information of the input key is. Alternatively, when the coordinate information of the input key is input after a predetermined time has elapsed since the coordinate information of the previous input key was input, the coordinate information of the input key input is the coordinate information of the first input key of the combination It is possible to use a method for discriminating.
In this embodiment, the coordinate information of each input key is used as the input key identification information. However, the input key identification information may be information that can identify the input key that is touched (operated). For example, input key number information indicating the number of the input key, character information identification information indicating character information corresponding to the input key, and command information identification information corresponding to the input key can be used as the input key identification information. When character information identification information or command identification information corresponding to an input key is used as input key identification information, processing for converting the input key identification information into character information identification information or command information identification information becomes unnecessary, and processing of the terminal device The burden can be reduced.
In addition, although the touch sensor is used as the detection means for detecting that the input key is touched (operated), various other sensors can be used.
Further, in the present embodiment, a case has been described in which a personal identification number configured by combining a plurality of character information corresponding to an input key is input as input information. However, as input information, character information corresponding to an input key is input. Various information configured by combining a plurality of information can be input.
Further, the method of reading the member ID stored in the member card attached to the human body side communication device 100 by the terminal device 300 is not limited to the method described in the embodiment. The configurations of the terminal device 300 and the human body side communication device 100 are not limited to the configurations described in the embodiments. For example, the operations of the signal transmission unit 302 and the signal reception unit 303 of the terminal device 300 and the human body side communication device 100 signal transmission unit 122 and the signal reception unit 123 are not limited to the operations described in the embodiments.

(Second Embodiment)
Next, a second embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. The information input device according to the present embodiment includes a management device connected to the terminal device, and transmits the coordinate information of the input key, which is input key identification information, from the terminal device to the management device. Determine the number.
FIG. 11 is a diagram for explaining information input to the control device 301 when a member carrying the human body side communication device touches (operates) an input key of the key panel 200. FIG. 12 shows an example of input key coordinate information and a member ID received from the terminal device 300 by the management device. FIG. 13 shows a state where the coordinate information of the input key shown in FIG. 12 is rearranged for each member ID. FIG. 14 shows the personal identification number for each member ID determined by the management apparatus based on the coordinate information of the input key shown in FIG.

In the present embodiment, a communication unit 305 is provided in the terminal device 300 as indicated by a dotted line in FIG. The communication unit 305 is configured to be able to communicate with the management apparatus 400 by wire or wireless. Note that the configurations of the transceiver, the key panel 200, and the terminal device 300 are the same as those in the first embodiment described above, and thus description thereof is omitted.
Returning to FIG. 11, the member with the member ID “0010” has the password (input information) “KOHN”, the member with the member ID “0020” has the password (input information) “614”, and the key panel 200. The operation of the information input device when using and inputting will be described.
First, the member with the member ID “0010” touches the start key S provided on the key panel 200. As a result, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 transmits the member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body side communication device via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the start key S. Read. In addition, the coordinate information of the start key S is input to the control device 301. The control device 301 transmits the member ID “0010” and the coordinate information of the start key S to the management device 400 using the communication unit 305 (refer to FIG. 3 together).
Next, the member with the member ID “0010” touches an input key labeled “K” provided on the key panel 200. Thus, the control device 301 transmits the member ID “stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body side communication device via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the input key written as“ K ”. "0010" is read. Further, the coordinate information of the input key written as “K” is input to the control device 301. The control device 301 uses the communication unit 305 to transmit information indicating the member ID “0010” and coordinate information of the input key written as “K” to the management device 400 in the touched order.
Thereafter, in the same manner, the start key S is assigned by the member with the member ID “0020”, and the input key indicated by “O” by the member with the member ID “0010” is then assigned the member ID “0010”. The input key labeled “H” by the member, the input key labeled “6” by the member with the member ID “0020”, and then “1” by the member with the member ID “0020”. The input key indicated next is the input key indicated as “N” by the member of the member ID “0010”, and then the input key indicated as “4” by the member of the member ID “0010”. Next, the end key E is touched by the member having the member ID “0020”, and then the end key E is touched by the member having the member ID “0010”. The control device 301 reads the member ID stored in the member card attached to the human body side communication device via the touched input key and inputs the coordinate information of the touched input key. Then, the control device 301 transmits the coordinate information of each input key and the member ID read via each input key to the management device 400.

As a result, as shown in FIG. 12, the storage means (not shown) of the management apparatus 400 includes the input key coordinate information (u1) received from the terminal apparatus 300 and the received member ID (u2). Are stored in the order received. The control device (not shown in particular) of the management device 400 discriminates input character information or command information (start information or end information) based on the coordinate information (u1) of each input key. For each member ID, the character information corresponding to the input key touched between the touch of the start key S and the touch of the end key E is arranged in the order of input (see FIG. 13). In this case, as shown in FIG. 14, the control device has the password (input information) input by the member with the member ID “0010” is “KOHN”, and the password entered by the member with the member ID “0020” ( It is determined that (input information) is “614”.
A password corresponding to each member ID is stored in advance in the storage means of the management device 400 (not shown). The management device 400 recognizes the identified password “KOHN” and the member ID “ The personal identification number stored in the storage means corresponding to “0010” is collated. As a result of the verification, if the authentication is OK, for example, the member can request privilege information provided only to the member using the key panel 200. Also, the management device 400 collates the identified password number “614” with the password number stored in the storage unit corresponding to the member ID “0020”. As a result of the verification, if the authentication is OK, for example, the member can request privilege information provided only to the member using the key panel 200.

According to the information input device of the present embodiment, every time the member touches (operates) the input key, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 reads the coordinate information of the input key that has been touched (operated), and also the member. The member ID stored in the member card attached to the human body side communication device is read through the signal transmission path including the input key touched (operated) with the human body. Then, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 transmits the input coordinate information of the input key and the read member ID to the management device 400 in the touched order. The management apparatus 400 arranges the input key coordinate information in the order of reception in association with the member ID based on the input key coordinate information and the member ID received from the terminal device 300. And based on the combination of the coordinate information of a some input key corresponding to member ID, the PIN information which the member input is discriminate | determined.
As a result, the member only needs to carry the human body side communication device on which the member card is mounted, and there is no need to insert the member card into a card insertion slot or the like of the game, so the operation of the member is simplified. The

If the information input device according to the present embodiment is used, the management device performs a process for determining input information corresponding to a combination of coordinate information of a plurality of input keys.
Thereby, the processing load of the terminal device is reduced.
Further, when password information is input as input information, processing for determining password information corresponding to a combination of coordinate information of a plurality of input keys and processing for comparing the determined password numbers with password numbers stored in advance are performed. Necessary. By performing such processing in the management device, it is possible to quickly respond to changes such as increase or decrease in the number of terminal devices or the like at a low cost.
Moreover, even when another member touches the input key while inputting character information constituting the input information by touching the input key, the input information of each member can be correctly input.
In addition, using the information input device according to the present embodiment, the management device 400 combines the coordinate information of a plurality of input keys obtained by reading the same member ID in the order in which each input key is touched, and combines the input keys. Input information is determined based on the coordinate information. Therefore, a plurality of members can input input information simultaneously using the same key panel 200.
Thereby, the input information of each member can be easily input without increasing the number of information input devices.

In the above, the process of determining the character information identification information and the command information identification information corresponding to the input key by converting the coordinate information of the input key into the character information identification information and the command information identification information is performed by the management device. The processing for determining the character information identification information and the command information identification information corresponding to the key can also be performed by the terminal device. In this case, the terminal device transmits character information identification information and command information identification information to the management device as input key identification information.
(Modification 1 of the second embodiment)
Next, referring to FIG. 15, control device 301 of terminal device 300 converts the coordinate information of the input key into character information identification information and command information identification information, and converted character information identification information and command information. A case where the identification information and the read member ID are transmitted to the management apparatus 400 in the order of input coordinate information of the input key will be described.
FIG. 15 is a diagram for explaining information input to the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 when a member carrying the human body side communication device with the member card attached touches (operates) the input key of the key panel 200. It is.

First, the member with the member ID “0010” touches (operates) the start key S provided on the key panel 200. Thereby, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 transmits the member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body side communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the start key S. ". In addition, the coordinate information of the start key S is input to the control device 301. The control device 301 converts the coordinate information of the start key S into start command information identification information indicating start command information. Then, the control device 301 transmits the member ID “0010” and the start command information identification information to the management device 400 using the communication unit 305 (refer to FIG. 3 together).
Next, the member with the member ID “0010” touches an input key labeled “K” provided on the key panel 200. As a result, the control device 301 transmits the member ID “stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body side communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the key represented by“ K ”. "0010" is read. Further, the coordinate information of the input key written as “K” is input to the control device 301. The control device 301 converts the coordinate information of the input key written as “K” into character information identification information indicating the character information “K”. Then, the control device 301 transmits character information identification information indicating the member IDs “0010” and “K” to the management device 400 using the communication unit 305.
Thereafter, in the same manner, the start key S is assigned by the member with the member ID “0020”, and the input key indicated by “O” by the member with the member ID “0010” is then assigned the member ID “0010”. The input key labeled “H” by the member, the input key labeled “6” by the member with the member ID “0020”, and then “1” by the member with the member ID “0020”. The input key indicated next is the input key indicated as “N” by the member of the member ID “0010”, and then the input key indicated as “4” by the member of the member ID “0010”. Next, the end key E is touched by the member having the member ID “0020”, and then the end key E is touched by the member having the member ID “0010”. The control device 301 reads the member ID stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body side communication device 100 and inputs the coordinate information of the touched input key. Further, the control device 301 converts the coordinate information of the input key that has been input into character information identification information and command information identification information. Then, the control device 301 transmits the converted character information identification information and command information identification information and the read member ID to the management device 400.

Thus, the character information identification information, command information identification information, and member ID received from the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 are stored in the storage unit (not shown) of the management device 400 in the order received. . The control device (not shown) of the management device 400 discriminates each character information identification information and command information identification information (start command information identification information and end command information identification information), and starts a start command for each member ID. The received character information identification information is arranged in the order received from when the information identification information is received until the end command information identification information is received.
And the control apparatus of the management apparatus 400 discriminate | determines the PIN code which is input information based on the received several character information identification information. In this case, the password (input information) input by the member with the member ID “0010” is “KOHN”, and the password (input information) input by the member with the member ID “0020” is “614”. Determine.

According to the information input device of the present embodiment, control device 301 of terminal device 300 transmits character information identification information and command information identification information corresponding to the coordinate information of the input key to management device 400. And the control apparatus of the management apparatus 400 discriminate | determines the input information (in this case, PIN number) which is the combination of the character information identification information of a receiving order based on the character information identification information and command information identification information received from the terminal device. To do.
Thereby, the processing load of the management apparatus 400 is reduced. Generally, the game hall management device 400 manages a lot of information such as game machine information of game machines. Therefore, it is meaningful to reduce the processing load on the management apparatus 400 using the information input apparatus according to the present embodiment.

Further, in the above, the management device 400 arranges the input key identification information (for example, input key coordinate information, character information identification information, or command information identification information) received from the terminal device 300 in the order of reception. Therefore, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 transmits the input key identification information to the management device 400 in the order in which the input keys are operated, and the management device 400 stores the received input key identification information in the order in which it is received. There is a need. In this case, by adding time information indicating the time when the input key is operated or the time when the member ID is read via the operated input key, the processing load of the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 and the control device of the management device are added. The processing load can be reduced.
(Modification 2 of the second embodiment)
Next, referring to FIG. 16 to FIG. 19, the coordinate information of the input key input to the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 from the terminal device 300 to the management device 400 and the member read by the control device 301 of the terminal device 300. A case will be described in which time information indicating the time when the coordinate information of the input key is input is transmitted to the management apparatus in addition to the ID.
FIG. 16 is a diagram for explaining information input to the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 when a member carrying the human body side communication device with the member card attached operates the input key of the key panel 200. FIG. 17 shows an example of input key coordinate information, each member ID, and time information received by the management apparatus 400. FIG. 18 shows a state in which the coordinate information of the input key is rearranged in order for each member ID based on the time information based on the information shown in FIG. FIG. 19 shows the personal identification number determined by the management apparatus 400.

As shown in FIG. 16, first, when the member with the member ID “0010” touches (operates) the start key S provided on the key panel 200, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 causes the member's body and start key to be touched. The member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body side communication device 100 is read via the signal transmission path including S. In addition, the coordinate information of the start key S is input to the control device 301.
Next, the member with the member ID “0010” touches an input key labeled “K” provided on the key panel 200. As a result, the control device 301 reads the member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body side communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the input key labeled “K”. . Further, the coordinate information of the input key written as “K” is input to the control device 301.
Thereafter, in the same manner, the start key S is assigned by the member with the member ID “0020”, and the input key indicated by “O” by the member with the member ID “0010” is then assigned the member ID “0010”. The input key labeled “H” by the member, the input key labeled “6” by the member with the member ID “0020”, and then “1” by the member with the member ID “0020”. The input key indicated next is the input key indicated as “N” by the member of the member ID “0010”, and then the input key indicated as “4” by the member of the member ID “0010”. Touched. Then, the coordinate information of each input key is input to the control device 301. In addition, the control device 301 reads the member ID stored in the member card attached to the human body side communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including each member's human body and each key.
The control device 301 of the terminal device 300 stores time information indicating the time when the coordinate information of each input key is input in association with the coordinate information of each input key.
When the end key E is touched by the member having the member ID “0020”, the control device 301 is attached to the human body side communication device 100 via a signal transmission path including the member's human body and the end key E. The member ID “0020” stored in the member card 110a is read. Further, when the coordinate information of the end key E is input together with the member ID “0020”, the control device 301 touches the end key E after the member with the member ID “0020” touches the start key S. Determine the input key touched in between. That is, between the input of the coordinate information of the start key S together with the member ID “0020” and the input of the coordinate information of the end key E together with the member ID “0020”, the input is performed together with the member ID “0020”. The coordinate information of the input key is discriminated and extracted. Then, the control device 301 uses the communication unit 305 (refer to FIG. 3 together) to send the member ID “0020”, the extracted coordinate information of each input key, and the coordinate information of each input key to the management device 400. The time information stored in correspondence is transmitted.
When the end key E is touched by the member having the member ID “0010”, the control device 301 is attached to the human body side communication device 100 via a signal transmission path including the member's human body and the end key E. The member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 is read. When the coordinate information of the end key E is input together with the member ID “0010”, the control device 301 uses the communication unit 305 to input the member ID “0010” and the member ID “0010” to the management device 400. The coordinate information of the input key and the time information stored corresponding to the coordinate information of each input key are transmitted.

Thus, as shown in FIG. 17, the time information (w0), the received input key coordinate information (w1), and the received member ID (w2) are stored in the storage unit of the management apparatus 400.
The control device (not shown) of the management device 400 has character information identification information or command information identification information (start command information identification information and end command information identification information) corresponding to the coordinate information (w1) of each input key. For each member ID, the character information identification information corresponding to the input key touched between the touch of the start key S and the touch of the end key E is arranged in order of the time indicated by the time information. (See FIG. 18). And the control apparatus of the management apparatus 400 discriminate | determines the input PIN code (input information) based on the combination of the character information corresponding to member ID "0010". In this case, it is determined that the input password information is “KOHN” and the password number (input information) input by the member with the member ID “0020” is “614”.
A password corresponding to each member ID is stored in advance in the storage means of the management device 400 (not shown in particular), and the control device of the management device 400 sends the identified password “KOHN”, The personal identification number stored in the storage means corresponding to the member ID “0010” is collated. As a result of the verification, if the authentication is OK, for example, the member can request privilege information provided only to the member using the key panel 200. Further, the control device of the management device 400 collates the determined password number “614” with the password number stored in the storage unit corresponding to the member ID “0020”. As a result of the verification, if the authentication is OK, for example, the member can request privilege information provided only to the member using the key panel 200.
“Time information” in the present embodiment corresponds to “order information” and “time information” of the present invention.

According to the information communication apparatus of the present embodiment, the terminal apparatus 300 transmits time information indicating the time when the input key coordinate information is input together with the coordinate information of the input key to the management apparatus 400.
Thereby, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 does not need to transmit the coordinate information of the input key in the order of input, and the control device of the management device 400 does not need to arrange the coordinate information of the input key in the order received. Therefore, the input key coordinate information transmission processing in the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 and the input key coordinate information reception processing in the control device of the management device 400 are facilitated, and the processing of the terminal device 300 and the management device 400 is facilitated. The burden can be reduced.
Note that the time when the coordinate information of the operated input key is input and the time when the member ID is read via the operated input key are almost the same time. Therefore, the aspect using the time information indicating the time when the coordinate information of the input key is input and the aspect using the time information indicating the time when the member ID is read via the input key are included in the same concept.
Moreover, although the coordinate information of the input key is collectively transmitted from the terminal device 300 to the management device 400, the method of transmitting the coordinate information of the input key from the terminal device to the management device 400 is not limited to this, and various transmission methods are used. be able to.
Further, although the coordinate information of the input key is transmitted as the input key identification information from the terminal device 300 to the management device 400, the character information identification information and the command information identification information corresponding to the input key can also be transmitted as the input key identification information. .
Although time information is used as the order information, various information can be used as the order information as long as the order in which the input keys are operated can be determined. For example, order information indicating the order in which the input keys are operated can be used as the order information. In this case, the order information assigned for each member ID may be used, or the order information assigned regardless of the member ID may be used. The management apparatus 400 determines the input information of each member by arranging the input key identification information for each member ID based on the order information.
Further, the same changes, additions and deletions as in the first embodiment are possible in the second embodiment.
Note that the input key identification information (for example, coordinate information) and personal identification information (for example, member ID) are used as order information (for example, time when the member ID is read or time information indicating the time when the coordinate information of the input key is read) The technique of storing together with the order information indicating the order in which the keys are operated and determining the input information based on the order information can also be applied to the first embodiment.

(Third embodiment)
Next, a third embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. In the present embodiment, a case where a plurality of input areas are provided on the key panel will be described.
FIG. 20 is a diagram for explaining information input to the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 when two members carrying the human body side communication device with the member card attached touch the input key of the key panel. is there.

The key panel 500 is provided with input areas A, B, and C. In each input area, input key display portions A1, B1, C1 and information display portions A2, B2, C2 are provided correspondingly. Each input area is provided with input keys in which the same alphabets, numbers, symbols, and the like are written.
First, the member with the member ID “0010” touches (operates) the start key S in the input area A provided on the key panel 200. As a result, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 transmits the member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the start key S. Read. Further, the coordinate information of the start key S and the input area information indicating the input area A are input to the control device 301. The control device 301 uses the communication unit 305 to transmit the start command information identification information corresponding to the input coordinate information of the start key S and the read member ID “0010” to the management device 400.
Next, the member with the member ID “0010” touches the input key labeled “K” in the input area A provided on the key panel 200. As a result, the control device 301 uses the member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the input key labeled “K” as the member's human body. Read. Further, the coordinate information of the input key written as “K” and the input area information indicating the input area A are input to the control device 301. The control device 301 uses the communication unit 305 to transmit the character information identification information corresponding to the coordinate information of the input key written as “K” and the read member ID “0010” to the management device 400.
Here, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 displays the character information “K” corresponding to the operated input key on the input key display unit A1 provided corresponding to the input area A.
Next, the member with the member ID “0020” operates the start key S in the input area B provided on the key panel 200. Thereby, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 transmits the member ID “0020” stored in the member card 110a attached to the human body communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the start key S. Read. Further, the coordinate information of the start key S and the input area information indicating the input area B are input to the control device 301. The control device 301 uses the communication unit 305 to transmit the command information identification information corresponding to the coordinate information of the start key S and the member ID “0020” to the management device 400.
Thereafter, in the same manner, when the member with the member ID “0010” touches the input key labeled “O” in the input area A and then the input key labeled “H” in the input area A. The control device 301 of the terminal device 300 reads the member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 attached to the human body communication device 100 via a signal transmission path including the member's human body and each input key. The coordinate information of each input key and the input area information indicating the input area A of the input key are input. Whenever the coordinate information of the input key is input, the control device 301 converts the input coordinate information of the input key into character information identification information, and the character information identification information converted into the member ID “0010” is managed by the management device 400. Send to. Further, the control device 301 displays character information “O” and “H” corresponding to the operated input key on the input key display unit A1 provided in the input area A.
Further, when the member with the member ID “0020” touches the input key written as “6” in the input area B and then the input key written as “1” in the input area B, the control device 301 is touched. Reads the member ID “0020” stored in the member card 110a attached to the human body communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and each key, and also inputs the coordinate information of each input key and the input Input area information indicating the area B is input. Whenever the coordinate information of the input key is input, the control device 301 converts the input coordinate information of the input key into character information identification information, and converts the character information identification information converted into the member ID “0020” into the management device 400. Send to. Further, the control device 301 displays character information “6” and “1” corresponding to the operated input key on the input key display unit B1 provided in the input area B.
Thereafter, an input key indicated as “N” in the input area A by the member with the member ID “0010”, and then an input key indicated as “4” in the input area B by the member with the member ID “0020”. The same applies when touched.
As described above, when the touched input key corresponds to the character information, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 displays the input key display unit corresponding to the input area where the touched input key is provided. The character information corresponding to the touched input key is displayed.

When the end key E in the input area A is operated by the member with the member ID “0010”, the control device 301 is attached to the human body communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and the end key E. The member ID “0010” stored in the member card 110 is read, and the coordinate information of the end key E and the input area information indicating the input area A are input. The control device 301 uses the communication unit 305 to transmit the command information identification information corresponding to the coordinate information of the end key E and the member ID “0010” to the management device 400. Similarly, when the end key E in the input area B is touched by the member with the member ID “0020”, the control device 301 is attached to the human body communication device 100 via the signal transmission path including the member's human body and each key. The member ID “0020” stored in the member card 110a is read, and the coordinate information of the end key E and the input area information indicating the input area B are input. Using the communication unit 305, the control device 301 transmits command information identification information corresponding to the coordinate information of the end key E and the member ID “0020” to the management device 400.
In the management apparatus 400, the password (input information) input by the member with the member ID “0010” is “KOHN” and the member ID “ It is determined that the password (input information) input by the member “0020” is “614”.
The management device 400 collates the identified password “KOHN” with the password stored in the storage unit corresponding to the member ID “0010”. As a result of the verification, if the authentication is OK, the member information stored corresponding to the member ID “0010” is read from the storage device, and the read member information and information indicating the member ID “0010” are read out from the terminal device 300. Send to. The control device 301 of the terminal device 300 determines an input area used by the member with the member ID “0010” (an input area provided with an input key that has received the member ID “0010”). The member information received from the management apparatus 400 is displayed on the provided information display part A2.
The same applies to the member with the member ID “0020”.
For example, every time the input key is operated, the input key display unit can confirm the number of times the coordinate information of the input key is input (the number of input digits in the input information). An asterisk mark or the like may be displayed. According to this, when the input information is a personal identification number or the like, it is not known by others viewing the display unit.

In the present embodiment, since the key panel 500 is provided with a plurality of input areas A, B, and C, a plurality of members can input input information simultaneously. Thereby, the member can input input information in a short time.
In addition, since the input key display portions A1, B1, and C1 are provided in each input area, the member can accurately perform an input operation while confirming the input key.

In addition, information provided to the member who is inputting input information using each input area can be displayed on the information display sections A2, B2, and C2 corresponding to each input area A, B, and C.
In this case, information (for example, game information of each member) provided to each member is stored in the storage device of the management device 400 in association with the member ID of each member. The gaming information of each member can be collected, for example, by receiving the gaming machine information of each gaming machine provided in the gaming store and the member ID of the member who plays the gaming machine. The member ID can be input using, for example, the human body communication device of the present invention.
Further, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 is provided with the input key identification information (for example, coordinate information of the input key or character information identification information or command information identification information) and the operated input key. Input area identification information indicating the input area is transmitted to the management apparatus 400.
When the input information determined based on the input key identification information is information requesting transmission of information to the member, the control device of the management device 400 provides information corresponding to the member ID (for example, the member ID). Corresponding game information) is read from the storage device. And it displays on information display part A2, B2, C2 corresponding to input area A, B, C shown by the input area identification information received with the input key identification information which comprises the said input information. As a method of displaying information on the information display units A2, B2, and C3, a method of displaying information by directly transmitting the information to the display units A2, B2, and C3, or a method of displaying information by transmitting the information through the terminal device 300. Can be used.
With this configuration, each member can confirm his / her information (for example, game information) with a simple operation.

In this embodiment, the case where the input areas A, B, and C are provided in the key panel 500 and the information display portions A2, B2, and C2 are provided in the input areas has been described. As shown in FIG. 21, the number of input areas is one, but a plurality of information display units may be arranged.
In this case, the member operates input keys provided on the key panel 550 to input input information for requesting transmission of information. When the combination of the input key identification information corresponding to the operated input key is information requesting the provision of information, the control device of the terminal device, the information corresponding to the member ID read via the input key ( For example, game information) is read from the storage device.
On the other hand, each information display unit is provided with a plurality of information display units and a display unit selection key corresponding to each information display unit. As a display unit selection key that outputs a display unit selection signal indicating that a corresponding information display unit has been selected, a dedicated key that outputs display unit selection information by operation (contact) by a member may be used. A touch sensor that detects that a person has touched the display screen of the information display unit and outputs a display unit selection signal may be used. A member who has input input information requesting provision of information by operating an input key selects a desired information display unit and touches (contacts) the display unit selection key of the selected information display unit. Thereby, the control device of the terminal device determines that the display unit selection key has been operated, and from the member card attached to the human body communication device carried by the member via the display unit selection key. Read the member ID. If the read member ID matches the member ID of the member who input the input information for requesting provision of the information, the information corresponding to the member ID is provided with the display section selection key. Displayed on the information display section (information display section corresponding to the display section selection key). By configuring in this way, each member can confirm information with a desired information display means.
In this embodiment, the terminal device may be omitted, the key panel 550 may be provided in the management device, and the above-described operation may be executed by the management device.
Moreover, it can also comprise as follows. When the information corresponding to the member ID is stored in the storage device managed by the management device and the management device is connected to the terminal device, the control unit of the terminal device uses the input key operated. The input key identification information and the member ID read via the input key are transmitted to the management device. When the control device of the management device determines that the combination of input key identification information corresponding to the operated input key is information requesting to provide (transmit) information, the control device of the management device Reads information (for example, game information) corresponding to the received member ID from the storage device and transmits it to the terminal device. In the terminal device, the member ID read through the display unit selection key in the above procedure matches the member ID (member ID transmitted to the management device) of the member who has input information requesting provision (transmission) of information. When doing so, the information corresponding to the member ID received from the management device is displayed on the information display section provided with the display section selection key.
The configuration of the control device of the terminal device (or management device) for determining that the display unit selection key has been operated (the program step for operating the control device, etc.) is the “display unit selection” of the present invention. Corresponds to "detection device".
Further, in the above, when the input information combined with the input key identification information is information requesting transmission of information, the information corresponding to the member is associated with the display portion selection key in the information display portion selected by the member. Although displayed on the display means, the information corresponding to the member is displayed on the information display section corresponding to the display section selection key only by the member operating (contacting) the display section selection key corresponding to the information display section. It can also be configured to. In this case, when the member operates the display unit selection key corresponding to the information display unit that desires to display his / her information, the control device 301 of the terminal device sets the signal transmission path including the display unit selection key and the human body. The member ID stored in the member card attached to the human body side communication device carried by the member who operated the display unit selection key is read, and the read member ID is in contact with the read member ID. Is transmitted to the management apparatus 400. Upon receiving the member ID and display unit selection key identification information transmitted from the terminal device, the management device 400 reads information corresponding to the received member ID, and indicates the read information as the received display unit selection key identification information. Displayed on the information display section corresponding to the display section selection key. The information corresponding to the member ID may be transmitted from the management device to the control device 301 of the terminal device, and displayed on the information display unit corresponding to the display unit selection key operated by the member by the terminal device 301. it can.

(Fourth embodiment)
In the above embodiment, the identification information (first to third) stored in advance in the storage means of the human body communication device (in the first to third embodiments, the membership card attached to the human body communication device). In the third embodiment, the person carrying the personal identification information) touches the input key on the key panel and inputs the input information, but the person carrying the human body communication device touches the input key on the key panel. Thus, the character information identification information can be stored in the storage means of the human body communication device.
Below, the 4th Embodiment of this invention is described, referring FIGS. 22-24. In this embodiment, when a member carrying a human body communication device with a membership card attached touches an input key on a key panel, the input key identification information (for example, the input key of the input key) is touched. Coordinate information or character information identification information) is stored in a member card attached to the human body communication device, and is configured as an information input device that inputs input key identification information stored in the member card.
FIG. 22 shows a schematic configuration diagram of the present embodiment. FIG. 23 is a diagram for explaining character information identification information input to the human body communication device when a member carrying the human body communication device with the member card attached touches an input key on the key panel. FIG. 24 is a diagram showing the character information identification information stored in the member card.

Each of the input keys 600a to 600n corresponding to the character information constituting the input information provided on the key panel 600 shown in FIG. 22 is made of a conductive member, and each input key 600a to 600n has a transmitting means. Is provided. This transmission means includes input key identification information corresponding to the input key (for example, character information identification information indicating character information corresponding to the input key coordinate information and input key) and a storage request signal, and a signal including the input key and the human body. Send through the transmission path. As the transmission means, for example, an IC tag provided with a conductive member constituting an input key is used. Note that the method of transmitting only the transmission of the input key identification information and storing it in the human body communication device is also included in the method of transmitting the storage request signal including the input key identification information.
The key panel 600 is provided with a transmission key 610. The transmission key 610 is configured by a touch electrode like the input keys 200a to 200n (also refer to FIG. 3) of the first embodiment, and the terminal device 300 via the signal transmission unit 304 or the signal reception unit 303. Connected to the control device 301.
In the present embodiment, input key identification information corresponding to the input keys 600a to 600n (for example, character information identification information indicating the coordinate information of the input key or character information corresponding to the input key) is the “input unit identification information” of the present invention. ”And input means 600a to 600n corresponding to character information and transmission means provided in the input keys 600a to 600n constitute the“ input part identification information transmission part ”of the present invention, and the transmission key 610 is the main key. This corresponds to the “input unit identification information input unit” of the invention.

Next, the operation of the information input device when the member with the member ID “0010” inputs the password (input information) “KOHN” using the key panel 600 will be described with reference to FIG.
First, the member operates (contacts) an input key corresponding to the character information provided on the key panel 600 while carrying the human body side communication device 100 with the member card 110 attached. For example, an input key labeled “K” is operated. As a result, “K” is transmitted via the signal transmission path including the input key denoted by “K”, the member's human body, the electrode 124 of the transmitter / receiver 120 of the human body side communication device 100 (refer to FIG. 2 together). A “storage request signal” is transmitted to the human body side communication device 100 from the transmission means provided corresponding to the input key indicated as. The control device of the human body side communication device 100 receives the “storage request signal” at the signal receiving unit 123 (also see FIG. 2). Further, the transmission means provided corresponding to the input key written as “K” includes input key identification information indicating “K” (coordinate information of the input key or character information identification information indicating the character information “K”). ) Is transmitted to the human body side communication device 100 via the signal transmission path. Thereby, the transmitter / receiver 120 of the human body side communication device 100 stores the received input key identification information indicating “K” in the storage unit of the member card 110.
Similarly, the member sequentially operates (contacts) a key “O”, an input key “H”, and an input key “N” provided on the key panel 600. . Thus, from the transmission means provided corresponding to each input key, the storage request signal and the input key identification information indicating “O”, the storage request signal and the input key identification information indicating “H”, and the storage request signal Input key identification information indicating “N” is sequentially transmitted through the signal transmission path including the input key and the human body. The transceiver 120 of the human body side communication device 100 carried by the member stores the received input key identification information in the storage means of the member card 110 in order. In this case, the input key identification information is stored in the storage means of the member card 110 as shown in FIG.
Next, when the member operates (contacts) the transmission key 610 provided on the key panel 600, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 causes the transmission key 610, the human body of the member, and the transceiver 120 of the human body side communication device 100 to operate. An “input information transmission request signal” is transmitted through a signal transmission path including the electrode 124 and the like (refer to FIG. 2 together).
When the transceiver 120 of the human body side communication device 100 carried by the member receives the “input information transmission request signal”, it switches to the signal transmission mode. And the input key identification information memorize | stored in the memory | storage means of the member card | curd 110 is read in the input order (the order which memorize | stored), the electrode 124 of the transmitter / receiver 120 of the human body side communication apparatus 100 (also refer FIG. Transmission is performed via a signal transmission path including the member's human body and the transmission key 610. At this time, the human body side communication device 100 also transmits the member ID stored in the storage means of the member card 110.
Thereby, the control device 301 of the terminal device 300 receives and stores the member ID and the input key identification information corresponding to the input key operated (contacted) by the member in the order in which the member operated the input key. Then, the input information input by the member indicated by the member ID is determined based on the combination of the reception order of the input key identification information. In this case, it is determined that the personal identification number (input information) input by the member with the member ID “0010” is “KOHN”.

  According to the information input device of the present embodiment, each time the member operates the input key, the terminal device 300 allows the input key identification information (for example, coordinate information of the input key) corresponding to the input key to be input or the member. There is no need to memorize ID. Thereby, the processing burden of the control apparatus 301 of the terminal device 300 can be reduced.

In the present embodiment, the case has been described in which the input information discrimination process is performed by the terminal device 300. However, as in the second embodiment shown in FIG. 11, the input key identification information and the member ID are managed from the terminal device to the management device. It is also possible to configure so that the management apparatus performs input information discrimination processing.
Moreover, as shown in FIG. 7, the key panel 600 can be shared by a plurality of members. In this case, each member operates (contacts) the input key to sequentially store the input key identification information in the storage unit of the member card attached to the human body side communication device. Then, the transmission key 610 is operated (contacted), and the input key identification information and the member ID stored in the member card are transmitted to the control device 301 of the terminal device 300. Thereby, the control apparatus 301 can receive the input key identification information of each member collectively, and since it is not necessary to perform the process which arranges for every member, a processing burden is reduced.

The present invention is not limited to the configuration described in the embodiment, and various changes, additions, and deletions are possible.
In the embodiment, the case where an input device having a plurality of keys such as input keys is a key panel has been described. However, the input device may be configured by a keyboard or the like.
Further, in the embodiment, by storing an “input information transmission request signal” from the terminal device 300 to the human body side communication device via the input key operated by the member and the human body of the member, the memory of the human body side communication device 100 is stored. Although the method of reading information (for example, input key identification information and member ID) stored in the means (including the membership card 110 attached to the human body side communication device 100) is used, the storage means of the human body side communication device is used. The method of reading the information stored in is not limited to this, and various methods can be used.
In addition, this invention can also be comprised combining each structure demonstrated in each embodiment suitably.

By the way, there is a demand in the game hall to provide a service for guiding gaming machines (vacant gaming machines) that are not occupied by players.
Conventionally, the gaming machine information of the gaming machine where the game is being performed (winning information indicating the number of times that the game ball has won the winning hole, jackpot generation information indicating that the lottery result is win, the game ball that has been driven into the gaming machine Information etc.) is transmitted to the game hall management device (so-called hall computer) via the gaming machine terminal device (so-called stand terminal device) and the island management device. As a result, the management device can determine the gaming machine in which the game is being performed.
Therefore, by displaying the gaming machines excluding the gaming machine determined to be a management device based on the gaming machine information on the display device provided in the game hall, the available gaming machines can be guided. Employees at the amusement hall grasp the operating status of gaming machines.

However, there are cases where the player is sitting on a chair provided in the gaming machine but is not playing a game. Such gaming machines cannot be collected by the conventional management apparatus because the gaming machine information cannot be collected. For this reason, it is not possible to properly guide a vacant gaming machine, and it is impossible to grasp the operating status of the gaming machine.
The present invention was devised in view of the above points, and the problem to be solved by the present invention is occupied by gaming machines (vacant gaming machines) that are not occupied by players and players. It is an object of the present invention to provide a game hall management device capable of reliably grasping a gaming machine.

An example of the best mode for carrying out the present invention will be described below with reference to FIGS.
In the present embodiment, a game hall management device that can detect whether a player is sitting on a chair provided for each gaming machine as an occupied state of the gaming machine will be described. In the present embodiment, the player carries a human body side communication device on which a player card storing a player ID is mounted. On the other hand, the seat surface of the chair is provided with electrodes that form a signal transmission path together with the player's human body. The electrode is connected to the management device. Thereby, when a player is sitting on a chair, a signal transmission path including a human body and a chair (an electrode provided on the chair) is formed, and the management device is connected to the human body side communication device via the signal transmission path. And the player ID stored in the player card attached to the human body side communication device is read. Accordingly, the management device determines a gaming machine in which the player is sitting on the chair, that is, a gaming machine occupied by the player.
FIG. 25 shows a schematic configuration diagram of the present embodiment. FIG. 26 is a block diagram illustrating a connection state between a chair electrode and a management device provided for each of a plurality of gaming machines. FIG. 27 shows a result of determining the member ID of the member occupying the gaming machine corresponding to each gaming machine ID by the management device. FIG. 28 shows an example of a list display screen showing the occupation state of gaming machines displayed on the display terminal device.

As shown in FIG. 25, the game hall management device according to the present embodiment includes a human body side communication device 100a carried by a player, a chair 700 provided with an electrode 701 that forms a signal transmission path together with the human body, and a management. A device 400a is provided. The chair 700 is provided with each gaming machine, and a correspondence relationship between each chair and gaming machine identification information indicating the gaming machine is stored in advance in the storage unit of the management device 400a.
The human body side communication device 100a includes a player card 110a and a transceiver 120 to which the player card 110a is attached. The player ID “1100” is stored in the memory of the player card 110a. Other configurations of the transceiver 120 and the player card 110a are the same as those of the transceiver 120 and the member card 110 of the human body side communication device 100 shown in FIG. Further, an electrode 701 is disposed on the seat surface of the chair 700 and is covered with a cushion or a cover. The electrode 701 is connected to the management device 400a by a cable disposed on the leg of the chair 700 and the floor.
In an actual game hall, as shown in FIG. 26, a plurality of gaming machines 1 are arranged for each island. Each gaming machine 1 is provided with a gaming machine management unit (gaming machine terminal device) 2 for every four to five machines. Each gaming machine management unit 2 is connected to the island management unit 3 for each island. The island management unit 3 of each island is connected to a management device (hall computer) 400a installed in the headquarters or office of the game hall.
The gaming machine management unit 2 has the gaming machine ID (for example, “unit number”) and gaming machine information of the gaming machine 1, for example, the safe number (the number of gaming balls to be paid out) and the number of outs (the number of gaming balls inserted). Number), the number of special prizes (the number of prizes awarded and the number of special prizes), etc. are transmitted to the management apparatus 400a via the island management unit 2. The safe number within the predetermined time is calculated by the gaming machine management unit 2 using a pulse signal output from each gaming machine 1. In this way, the management device 400a manages the gaming information of each gaming machine 1 based on the gaming machine information transmitted from each gaming machine management unit 2 via the island management unit 3.
On the other hand, all the electrodes 701 provided on the chair 700 disposed on the front surface of each gaming machine are all connected to the management device 400a by cables.
Note that a display terminal device 800 disposed at a position such as in front of a counter in the game hall is connected to the management device 400a.

With this configuration, as shown in FIG. 25 and FIG. 26, when the player with the player ID “1100” who carries the human body side communication device 100a sits on the chair 700 corresponding to the gaming machine ID “014”. The signal transmission path including the electrode 701 provided in the chair 700 corresponding to the gaming machine ID “014”, the seat surface of the chair 700, the clothes of the player, the human body of the player, and the like is formed. As a result, a “player ID request signal” is transmitted from the management device 400a to the human body side communication device 100a via this signal transmission path.
Note that the control device of the management device 400a is in a “signal transmission mode” for transmitting a player ID request signal to the electrode 701 of each chair 700 and a “signal reception mode” for receiving a signal from the electrode 701 of each chair 700. Operates to set alternately. Of course, by detecting that the player is sitting on the chair 700, the “signal transmission mode” and the “signal reception mode” can be switched.
Upon receiving the player ID request signal, the control device of the human body side communication device 100a (transceiver 120) switches the transceiver 120 to the “signal transmission mode”. Then, the control device of the human body side communication device 100a assigns the player ID “1100” stored in the memory of the player card 110a to the player's human body, the player's clothing, the seat surface of the chair 700, the electrode 701, and the like. Is transmitted to the management apparatus 400a through a signal transmission path including In addition, the management apparatus 400a determines the gaming machine ID “014” corresponding to the chair 700.

  As described above, when a player is sitting on the chair 700, a signal transmission path including the human body and the chair 700 (the electrode 701 provided on the chair) is formed. The player ID stored in the player card 110a of the human body side communication device 100a can be read via the. On the other hand, when a player is not sitting on the chair 700, a signal transmission path including a human body is not formed, so the management device 400a cannot read the player ID. Thereby, the management apparatus 400a can discriminate | determine the occupation state of a game machine reliably.

The result of determining the occupation state of the gaming machine by the management device 400a can be guided.
For example, when the player uses the display terminal device 800 to transmit occupation state guidance request information for requesting the occupation state guidance of the gaming machine 1 to the management device 400a, the management device 400a, as shown in FIG. A display screen indicating the occupation state of the gaming machine 1 is displayed on the display terminal device 800.
On this display screen, a gaming machine ID of each gaming machine and a mark indicating the occupation state of the gaming machine are displayed. In FIG. 28, occupied gaming machines are indicated by hatched marks, and unoccupied gaming machines are indicated by white marks.
For example, when the player with the player ID “1100” is sitting on the chair 700 of the gaming machine 1 with the gaming machine ID “014”, the management device 400a sets the chair 700 corresponding to the gaming machine ID “014”. The player ID “1100” can be read. For this reason, a mark filled with diagonal lines is displayed corresponding to the gaming machine ID “014” (mark indicated by an arrow in the figure).
Thereby, the player knows, for example, that the gaming machine ID “011”, “015”, “016” or the like is not occupied (the player is not sitting on the chair of the gaming machine). Can do.
The “player ID” of the present embodiment corresponds to “player identification information” of the present invention, and the “gaming machine ID” of the present embodiment corresponds to “gaming machine identification information” of the present invention. Further, the “chair 700” in the present embodiment corresponds to the “signal transmission path forming facility” of the present invention.

  According to the game hall management device of the present embodiment, a player carrying a human body side communication device equipped with a player card simply sits on a chair 700 provided for each gaming machine. The state in which the chair 700 is occupied and the player ID of the player who occupies the chair 700 are determined. Therefore, the management device 400a can reliably grasp the occupation state of the gaming machine.

  Although the case where the electrode 701 is provided in the chair 700 is described in this embodiment mode, the electrode 701 can form a signal transmission path together with the human body when the player occupies the gaming machine 1. If possible, it can be arranged at an appropriate position. For example, it may be provided on a launch lever of the gaming machine 1, a mat at the foot when sitting on the chair 700, or the like. In this case, “game machine launch lever” and “foot mat” correspond to the “signal transmission path forming equipment” of the present invention.

In addition, the electrode 701 is preferable in order to reliably form a signal transmission path as long as it is configured to be in direct contact with the human body. However, a player ID of the human body side communication device is provided between the electrode 701 and the human body by the management device 400a. As long as it is readable, another inclusion may be provided. For example, between the human body and the electrode 701, as in the present embodiment, a player's clothes, a chair seat cover, a cushion, or the like may be provided. Further, when the electrode 701 is provided on the mat at the foot, socks, shoes, and mat members worn by the player are placed between the human body and the electrode 701 within a range in which the player ID can be read. Etc. may be provided.
As described above, when another inclusion is disposed between the signal transmission path forming facility and the human body within a range in which the signal transmission path including the human body and the signal transmission path forming facility can be formed, It is included in the concept that a signal transmission path including a human body and a signal transmission path forming facility is formed by human contact.

Further, the management device 400a of the present embodiment manages the player ID read via the gaming machine chair 700, the gaming machine management unit 2 and the island management unit 3 to which the gaming machine is connected. Based on the gaming machine information of the gaming machine transmitted to the device 400a, storage means (particularly illustrated) that manages the gaming information (game history, etc.) corresponding to the read player ID is managed by the management device 400a. No.) can be stored. In this storage means, as shown in FIG. 29, game information corresponding to each player ID read through each chair 700 is stored.
Generally, in a game hall, a card sand is provided adjacent to a gaming machine corresponding to the gaming machine. The card sand is provided with a player card insertion slot and a cash insertion slot. When the player inserts the player card 110a into the card slot and inserts cash into the cash slot, money amount information corresponding to the amount inserted is stored in the player card. When a ball lending button provided on the card sand is operated, a game ball corresponding to the amount of operation of the button is paid out to the upper plate of the gaming machine. Further, the amount information obtained by subtracting the amount corresponding to the amount of the game ball paid out is stored in the player card 110a, and the amount information is updated. On the other hand, when the player card is inserted into the card sand as described above, the management device 400a allows the player ID of the player who is playing a game on the gaming machine to be replaced with the player card via the card sand. 110a. However, for a player who does not insert the player card 110a into the card sand and rents a game ball with cash and plays a game, the management device can manage the game even if the player owns the player card. I could not know the person ID. In the management device 400a of the gaming hall management device according to the present embodiment, the player can read the player ID of the player only by sitting on the chair 700. Therefore, the management device 400a is occupied by the player. It is possible to easily grasp the existing gaming machine and the player ID of the player. Therefore, the management device 400a can easily know the gaming machine in which the player having the player ID is playing. As described above, when a game is played in each gaming machine, the gaming machine information is transmitted from each gaming machine to the management device via the gaming machine management unit or the island management unit. The game information (game history, etc.) of the player can be easily known based on the gaming machine information when the player is playing.

In the game hall management device according to the present embodiment, the case has been described in which the electrode 701 provided in each chair 700 is directly connected to the management device 400a. However, as illustrated in FIG. The terminal device 300a to be connected may be provided for each chair 700. The terminal device 300a is configured similarly to the terminal device 300 of the first embodiment shown in FIG. According to this, when a player carrying the human body side communication device 100a sits on the chair 700, the signal 701 includes the electrode 701, the seat surface of the chair 700, the clothes of the player, the human body of the player, and the like. Then, the “player ID request signal” is transmitted from the terminal device 300a to the human body communication device 100a. When transmitting the “player ID request signal” to the human body communication device 100a, the control device of the terminal device 300a switches the terminal device 300a to the “signal reception mode”.
Upon receiving the “player ID request signal”, the control device of the human body side communication device 100a switches the transceiver to the “signal transmission mode”. The control device of the human body side communication device 100a is stored in the memory of the player card 110a through a signal transmission path including the player's human body, the player's clothes, the seat surface of the chair 700, the electrode 701, and the like. Is sent to the terminal device 300a. The terminal device 300a stores a gaming machine ID of the corresponding gaming machine in advance. Then, the terminal device 300a transmits information indicating the gaming machine ID (“014”) of the gaming machine corresponding to the read information indicating the player ID (“1100”) to the management device 400a.
According to this, since the terminal device 300a performs transmission / reception of information with the human body communication device 100a, the burden on the management device 400a is reduced.
Note that a gaming machine ID corresponding to the terminal device 300a is stored on the management device 400a side, and based on the terminal device 300a that transmitted the player ID, the player indicated by the player ID is playing a game. It can also be configured to discriminate gaming machines.

Further, as shown in FIG. 31, the electrode 701 of each chair 700 may be connected to the gaming machine management unit 2. In this case, the gaming machine management unit 2 receives the player ID stored in the memory of the player card 110a via the signal transmission path including the human body and the chair 700 instead of the terminal device 300a.
According to this, from the gaming machine management unit 2 to the management device 400a, the gaming machine information of the game being played in the gaming machine, the gaming machine identification information of the gaming machine, and the game that occupies the gaming machine Since the player's player ID is transmitted, the number of wires connected to the management device may be small.

The present invention can be configured as the following game hall management devices.
“(Aspect 1) A gaming hall management device that manages the occupation state of gaming machines provided in a gaming hall,
Provided in correspondence with the human body side communication device carried by the player, the management device, and the gaming machine, and provided with a signal transmission path forming facility that forms a signal transmission path with the human body when the person comes in contact with it,
The human body side communication device has storage means for storing player identification information indicating a player,
When the person contacts the signal transmission path forming equipment, the management device is a human body side communication device carried by the person who has contacted the signal transmission path forming equipment via the signal transmission path including the human body and the signal transmission path forming equipment. The player identification information stored in the storage means is read, and the occupied state of each gaming machine is determined based on the read player identification information and the gaming machine identification information of the gaming machine corresponding to the signal transmission path forming equipment To
A game hall management device characterized by that. "
“Occupied state of gaming machine” broadens a state indicating whether or not other players can play a game. For example, the state in which the gaming machine is occupied includes a state in which a game is being played by a player, and a state in which a player is sitting on a gaming machine chair although no game is being played.
“Signal transmission line forming equipment” is equipment that is touched by the player when the gaming machine is occupied, and the management device uses the signal transmission path including the signal transmission line forming equipment to connect the human body side communication device. Any facility that can read the player identification information stored in the storage means. Typically, the “signal transmission path forming equipment” corresponds to a chair of a gaming machine, a launch lever of the gaming machine, and a mat at the foot of the chair. The signal transmission path forming equipment is provided with electrodes for forming a signal transmission path via a human body. The electrode itself may be a signal transmission line forming facility.
The management device of the game hall management apparatus of this aspect can determine the state in which the gaming machine corresponding to the signal transmission path forming facility is occupied only by the player contacting the signal transmission path forming facility. Therefore, the gaming hall management device of this aspect can reliably grasp the occupation state of the gaming machine. Further, the player can cause the game hall management device to read his / her player identification information only by carrying the human body side communication device. For this reason, for example, an operation such as inserting a card in which player identification information is stored into a card reader is unnecessary, and convenience is improved.

Further, the present invention can be configured as the following game hall management devices.
“(Aspect 2) A game hall management device according to Aspect 1,
A gaming machine terminal device provided corresponding to the gaming machine, for transmitting gaming machine information of the corresponding gaming machine and gaming machine identification information indicating the gaming machine to the management device;
The management device includes a player identification information read through the signal transmission path forming facility, a gaming machine identification information of a gaming machine corresponding to the signal transmission path forming facility, and a game transmitted from the gaming machine terminal device. Based on the machine information and gaming machine identification information, determine the gaming state of each player,
A management device characterized by that. "
The management device of the game hall management device of this aspect can read the player identification information of the player only by contacting the signal transmission path forming facility. Therefore, the management device can easily grasp the gaming machine occupied by the player and the player identification information of the player. Therefore, the management device can easily know the gaming machine identification information of the gaming machine played by the player having the player identification information, and the gaming information based on the gaming machine information when the player plays the game. You can easily know (game history, etc.). Further, the player can cause the game hall management device to read his / her player identification information only by carrying the human body side communication device. For this reason, for example, an operation such as inserting a card in which player identification information is stored into a card reader is unnecessary, and convenience is improved.

Further, the present invention can be configured as the following game hall management devices.
“(Aspect 3) A gaming hall management device that manages the occupation state of gaming machines provided in a gaming hall,
A human body side communication device carried by a player, a management device, a gaming machine terminal device provided corresponding to the gaming machine, and a signal transmission with the human body when the human touches. Equipped with signal transmission path forming equipment to form the path
The human body side communication device has storage means for storing player identification information indicating a player,
When the gaming machine terminal device contacts a signal transmission path forming facility provided in a gaming machine corresponding to the gaming machine terminal device, the gaming machine terminal device transmits the signal via the signal transmission path including the person and the signal transmission path forming facility. The player identification information stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device carried by the person in contact with the transmission path forming equipment is read, and the player identification information read and the gaming machine corresponding to the signal transmission path forming equipment The gaming machine identification information is transmitted to the management device, and the gaming machine information and gaming machine identification information of the gaming machine corresponding to the gaming machine terminal device is transmitted to the management device,
The management device determines the gaming state of each player based on the player identification information, gaming machine identification information, and gaming machine information transmitted from the gaming machine terminal device;
A game hall management device characterized by that. "
Note that the gaming machine terminal device may be provided in each gaming machine, or may be provided for each of a plurality of gaming machines.
If the game hall management device of this aspect is used, the gaming machine terminal device occupies the management device with gaming machine information of the game being played on the gaming machine, gaming machine identification information of the gaming machine, and the gaming machine. Since the player identification information of the player is transmitted, the number of cables for transmitting and receiving signals and the like wired to the management device may be small. Further, the player can cause the game hall management device to read his / her player identification information only by carrying the human body side communication device. For this reason, for example, an operation such as inserting a card in which player identification information is stored into a card reader is unnecessary, and convenience is improved.

  By the way, at the game hall, a game can be played using a game card. For example, when a player inserts a game card into a card insertion slot of a game medium lending device provided corresponding to each gaming machine and inserts cash into the cash insertion slot, the amount information corresponding to the amount inserted is obtained. It is stored in the game card. When the ball lending button is operated, a number of game balls corresponding to the amount of operation of the ball lending button are lent out on the upper plate of the gaming machine. Then, the amount information obtained by subtracting the amount information corresponding to the amount corresponding to the number of times the ball lending button is operated from the amount information stored in the game card is updated and stored in the player card.

The validity period of the amount information stored in such a game card may be set only on the current day. In this case, you can borrow game balls for the amount information stored in the game card during the day, or clear the amount information stored in the game card on the day using the clearing machine provided at the game hall. There is a need to.
The present invention informs a player who owns a game card in which the amount information stored in the game card has not been settled that the amount information stored in the game card has not been settled. It is providing the game hall management apparatus which can be performed.

An example of the best mode for carrying out the present invention will be described below with reference to FIGS. 32 and 33.
In the present embodiment, when a player who owns a game card that has not been liquidated tries to leave the game hall, the notification information indicating that no liquidation has been performed is output from the notification device. FIG. 33 shows information transmitted and received between each device arranged in the game arcade and the human body side communication device.
FIG. 32 shows a schematic configuration diagram of the present embodiment.

As shown in FIG. 32, the game hall management device according to the present embodiment has a human body side communication device 100b carried by the player and an exit of the game hall, has electrodes, and forms a signal transmission path together with the human body. A mat 900, a terminal device 300b connected to an electrode of the mat 900, a management device 400b, and a notification device 910.
The human body side communication device 100b includes a player card 110b and a transmitter / receiver 120 to which the player card 110b is attached. A player ID is stored in the memory of the player card 110b. The other configurations of the transceiver 120 and the player card 110b are the same as those of the transceiver 120 and the membership card 110 of the human body side communication device 100 shown in FIG.
Each gaming machine is provided with a signal transmission path forming facility for forming a signal transmission path with the human body. For example, the signal transmission path forming equipment such as the electrode provided on the chair 700 having the electrode 701, the launch lever of the gaming machine, the mat of the foot when sitting on the chair 700, or the like is provided (described above). (See FIGS. 25 and 26). The electrodes of these signal transmission line forming facilities are connected to a management device (hall computer) 400a by a cable. The storage unit of the management device 400a stores a correspondence relationship between a chair ID indicating each chair 700 and a gaming machine ID indicating a corresponding gaming machine.
In the present embodiment, the electrodes, launch levers, and the like provided on the chair 700 and the mat at the foot correspond to the “second signal transmission line forming equipment” of the present invention.
In addition, a signal transmission path forming facility for forming a signal transmission path with a human body is provided at the exit of the game hall. For example, a mat 900 having electrodes is disposed at the entrance / exit of a game arcade. The electrode is connected to the terminal device 300b by a cable. The terminal device 300b is connected to a management device (hall computer) 400b installed in the headquarters or office of the game hall. The management device 400b controls a notification device 910 that includes a speaker, an audio output control device, and the like. The notification device 910 is provided near the exit of the game hall.
In the present embodiment, an electrode such as a mat disposed at the exit of the game arcade corresponds to the “first signal transmission line forming facility” of the present invention.

In the game hall, as shown in FIG. 33, a card sand 4 corresponding to each gaming machine 1 is provided adjacent to each gaming machine 1. The card sand 4 is provided with a prepaid card (game card) insertion slot 4a, a cash insertion slot 4b, and a ball lending button 4c.
When the player sits on the chair 700 of the gaming machine 1, a signal transmission path including an electrode provided on the chair and a human body is formed. The management device 400b allows the player ID stored in the storage means of the player card 110b attached to the human body side communication device 100b carried by the player sitting in the chair via the signal transmission path. (For example, player ID “0010”) is read. At this time, the management device 400a determines the gaming machine ID of the gaming machine 1 corresponding to the chair on which the member indicated by the read player ID “0010” is sitting. Thereby, it is possible to determine the gaming machine ID in which the player indicated by the player ID “0010” is playing a game.
Further, when the player inserts the prepaid card into the prepaid card insertion slot 4a, the amount information reading device (not shown) of the card sand 4 reads the amount information stored in the prepaid card, and the card The gaming machine ID of the gaming machine 1 corresponding to the sand 4 and the read money amount information are transmitted to the management device 400b.

When the player inserts cash into the cash insertion slot 4b, the card sand 4 reads the inserted amount, and transmits payment information corresponding to the read amount to the management device 400b. Further, when the player operates the ball lending button 4c, a game ball corresponding to the amount of the operation of the button 4c is paid out to the upper plate of the gaming machine 1. Then, the card sand 4 transmits payout amount information (game medium lending information) corresponding to the amount of the paid game ball and the player ID to the management device 400b. The card sand 4 calculates amount information indicating the balance from amount information, deposit information, and payout amount information stored in advance in the prepaid card, and updates the amount information stored in the prepaid card. The amount information stored in the prepaid card is displayed on display means (not shown) provided on the card sand 4.
Thereby, the management device 400b calculates amount information indicating the remaining balance of the player based on the deposit information and the payout amount information of the player who is playing the game with the gaming machine 1 having the transmitted gaming machine ID. It can be managed (for example, when deposit information is received, it is added to the amount information, and when payout amount information is received, it is subtracted from the amount information).
Here, as described above, the management device 400a determines the player ID “0010” read from the human body side communication device 100b and the gaming machine ID of the gaming machine 1 in which the player is playing a game. . Therefore, the management device 400b has the player ID “0010” of the player who is playing the game of the gaming machine ID and the player who is playing the game of the gaming machine ID, that is, the game of the player ID “0010”. The amount information stored in the person's prepaid card can be managed.
When the player performs a game end operation (for example, operates a card discharge key), the card sand 4 discharges the prepaid card from the prepaid card insertion slot 4a.

A clearing machine that clears the amount information of the prepaid card is also provided with a signal transmission path forming member that forms a signal transmission path with the human body. The signal transmission path forming member is connected to the management apparatus 400a via a cable.
As a result, when the player performs the settlement operation of the amount information of the prepaid card with the clearing machine, the management device 400a can connect the player card attached to the human body side communication device carried by the player. To read the player ID.
In addition, the management device 400a transmits from the clearing machine clearing information indicating that the prepaid card amount information has been cleared. When clearing information is transmitted from the clearing machine, the amount information corresponding to the player ID read from the human body side communication device is set to “0”.
Therefore, the management device 400a can manage that the player indicated by the player ID has settled the amount information stored in the prepaid card.

Then, when a player carrying the human body side communication device 100b on which the player card 100b is mounted passes over the mat 900 in an attempt to leave the game hall, an electrode provided under the mat 900, the mat 900, a signal transmission path including a player's body, such as a player's shoes, is formed. Thereby, the “player ID request signal” is transmitted from the terminal device 300b to the human body communication device 100b via this signal transmission path. When the terminal device 300b transmits a “player ID request signal” to the human body side communication device 100b, the terminal device 300b switches to the “signal reception mode”.
When the human body side communication device 100b (transmitter / receiver 120) receives the “player ID request signal”, the transmitter / receiver 120 switches to the “signal transmission mode”. Then, the human body side communication device 100b uses the player ID (for example, the player ID “0010”) stored in the memory of the player card 110b as the player's human body, the player's shoes, etc., the mat 900, the mat. The signal is transmitted to the terminal device 300b through a signal transmission path including the electrode below 900 and the like. The terminal device 300b transmits the received player ID to the management device 400b.
The management device 400b determines whether or not the money amount information managed in association with the player ID “0010” transmitted from the terminal device 300b is “0”. When it is determined that the amount information is not “0”, the management device 400b drives the notification device 910 to “return the balance and return home. It cannot be settled tomorrow”. Announce the comment by voice. Thereby, the player notices that the prepaid card has a balance, and can perform the settlement of the money amount information with the clearing machine provided in the game hall. On the other hand, when the amount information corresponding to the member ID “0010” is “0”, the management device 400b does not drive the notification device 910.
The “mat 900” of the present embodiment is the “signal transmission line forming facility” of the present invention, the “terminal device 300b” of the present embodiment is the “terminal device” of the present invention, and the “management device” of the present embodiment. “400b” corresponds to the “management apparatus” of the present invention, and “notification apparatus 910” of the present embodiment corresponds to the “notification apparatus” of the present invention. The prepaid card of the present embodiment corresponds to the “game card” of the present invention, and “amount information stored in the prepaid card” of the present embodiment corresponds to “game medium lending available information” of the present invention. The “card sand 4” of the present embodiment corresponds to the “game medium lending device” of the present invention, and the “card 4a insertion slot” of the present embodiment corresponds to the “game card insertion slot” of the present invention. The “ball lending button 4c” in the embodiment corresponds to the “input device” of the present invention.

  According to the game hall management device of the present embodiment, the player simply carries the human body side communication device 100b equipped with the player card, and the balance is paid to the amount paid for borrowing the game ball on that day. In some cases, it is possible to enjoy a detailed service in which it is informed that there is a balance at the exit of the game hall. Therefore, it is less likely that the day when the liquidation can be passed and the balance is not liquidated, resulting in unintentional losses. Further, since the management apparatus 400b manages the remaining money in association with the player ID, when a player with a balance leaves the game hall, the player name can be specified from the player ID. As a result, for example, a comment specifying the player can be notified by voice, such as “Mr. XX, please settle the balance and then return home.

In the above, the player ID stored in the storage means of the player card 110b attached to the human body side communication device 100b is read by the management measure 400b, but is read by the card sand 4 and transmitted to the management device 400b. It can also be configured to. For example, an electrode provided on the chair 700 or an electrode provided on a mat at the foot is connected to the card sand 4 by a cable. When the player sits on the chair 700 and a signal transmission path including electrodes and a human body is formed, the card sand 4 communicates with the human body side communication device 100b to read the player ID.
With this configuration, the card sand 4 transmits the player ID read from the human body side communication device 110b, the deposit information and the payout amount information, and the game number ID indicating the game number 1 to the management device 400b. Thereby, the number of signal lines connected to the management apparatus 400b can be reduced.

Further, as shown in FIG. 34, the player card 110b attached to the human body side communication device 100b can be used as a prepaid card (game card) in which money amount information for exchanging game balls is stored.
In this case, the card sand 4 or the management device 400b reads the player ID and the money amount information stored in the player card 110b attached to the human body side communication device 100b. Also, payment information corresponding to the amount inserted in the card sand 4 and payout amount information (game medium lending information) corresponding to the amount of game balls paid out according to the operation of the lending button are transmitted to the management device 400b. .
Thereby, the management apparatus 400b manages the amount information indicating the remaining amount of the player corresponding to each player ID based on the read player ID and amount information, deposit information, and payout amount information.
Further, the management device 400b or the card sand 4 calculates amount information indicating the balance from amount information, deposit information, and payout amount information stored in advance in the player card, and calculates the calculated amount information and a write request signal. Then, the signal is transmitted to the human body side communication device 100b via the signal transmission path including the human body. The human body side communication device 00b updates the amount information stored in the storage means of the player card attached to the human body side communication device 100b with the amount information received together with the write request signal.
In addition, when the clearing process of the money amount information is performed by the clearing machine, the money amount information (including the player ID if necessary) from the member card attached to the human body side communication device 100b via the signal transmission path including the human body. Read. Then, when the settlement process for the read amount information is completed, the amount subtraction method “0” is written in the lower house card.

When the player carrying the human body side communication device 100b pays money on the mat 900 disposed at the exit of the game hall, the electrodes provided under the mat 900, the mat 900, the player A signal transmission path including the player's human body, such as shoes, is formed. As a result, the “monetary amount information request signal” is transmitted from the terminal device 300b to the human body side communication device 100b via the signal transmission path. The terminal device 300b switches to the “signal reception mode” when transmitting the “money information request signal” to the human body side communication device 100b.
When the human body side communication device 100b (transceiver 120) receives the “money information request signal”, the transceiver 120 switches to the “signal transmission mode”. Then, the human body side communication device 100b uses the monetary amount information stored in the memory of the player card (and the player ID if necessary) for the player's human body, the player's shoes, etc. The data is transmitted to the terminal device 300b through a signal transmission path including the lower electrode and the like. The terminal device 300b transmits the received money amount information to the management device 400b. The management device 400b determines whether or not the received amount information is “0” (that is, whether or not there is a balance), and if it is determined that the amount information is not “0”, the notification device 910 is driven, and a comment such as “Please settle the balance and come home. On the other hand, when it is determined that the amount information is “0”, the management device 400b does not drive the notification device 910. Note that the terminal device 300b may be configured to perform the process of driving the notification device 910 based on the money amount information.
When the player card 110b can be used as a game card and the notification service of the present embodiment is executed, the amount information is written to the player card 110b and stored in the player card 110b. It is only necessary to be able to read the amount information, and reading the player ID stored in the player card 110b can be omitted.

With this configuration, a player can play a game by writing money amount information on the player card only by carrying the human body side communication device 100b equipped with the player card. In this case, since the conventional operation of inserting the game card into the card sand is unnecessary, the player can easily play the game without performing a troublesome operation.
Also, if you leave the game hall without clearing the amount information (the amount information stored in the player card is not “0”), you will be informed that there is a balance at the exit of the game hall. You can enjoy the service. Therefore, the player is less likely to make an unintentional loss due to the day when the liquidation is possible and the balance cannot be liquidated.

  In the present embodiment, the case where an electrode for forming a signal transmission path is provided under the mat 900 has been described. However, the electrode is disposed on the one that comes into contact when the player leaves the game hall. It only has to be done. For example, when an open / close button is provided at an opening / closing door provided at the entrance / exit of a game hall, a signal transmission path is formed with the human body on the open button for exit. These electrodes can also be arranged. In this configuration, the “exit button for exit” corresponds to the “first signal transmission line forming facility” of the present invention.

In addition, if the electrode is configured to be in direct contact with the human body, it is preferable to reliably form the signal transmission path, but if the signal transmission path including the electrode and the human body can be formed between the electrode and the human body, Another inclusion may be provided. For example, shoes or mats worn by players may be provided between the human body and the electrodes as in this embodiment.
Moreover, in this Embodiment, as shown in FIG. 33, the case where the player ID of the player in game was read from the player card 110 via the chair 700 where a player sits was demonstrated. Further, as shown in FIG. 34, the money amount information stored in the player card 110 is read from the player card 110 through the chair 700 where the player sits, and the money amount information updated through the chair 700 is updated. The case where is written in the player card 110 has been described. However, reading and writing of this information to the player card 110 is performed via the card sand 4 when the player inserts the player card into the card insertion slot provided in the card sand 4. It may be configured as follows.
Further, in the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 33, a case where the management device 400b reads the player ID of the player who is playing from the player card 110 via the chair 700 on which the player sits will be described. did. Further, as shown in FIG. 34, the management device 400b reads the money amount information stored in the player card 110 from the player card 110 through the chair 700 where the player sits, and the chair 700 where the player sits. The case where the updated money amount information is written in the player card 110 has been described. However, the information can be read and written by the card sand 4. For example, a game card insertion slot for inserting a game card and a member card insertion slot for inserting a membership card are provided in the card sand, and the amount information stored in the gaming machine card is read and written by the card sand, and stored in the membership card. The player ID being read is read. The management device 400b manages the amount information corresponding to the player ID based on the beginning transmitted from the card sand. The operation when the player carrying the human body side communication device equipped with the membership card leaves the game hall is as described above.

Further, in the game hall management device of the present embodiment, the player ID and the amount information are obtained from the player card 110b attached to the human body side communication device 100b carried by the player leaving the game hall. Although the terminal device 300b performs the process of reading through the signal transmission path including the signal transmission path, the management device 400b may be configured to perform the process.
In this case, for example, when a player carrying the human body side communication device 100b comes into contact with the mat 900, a signal transmission path including an electrode provided on the mat 900, a player's shoes, a human body of the player, and the like. From the management device 400b to the human body communication device 100b, the “amount information request signal” (when the amount information is stored in the player card 110b) or the “player ID request signal” (the amount information on the player card 110b). Is not stored). When the management apparatus 400b transmits the request signal to the human body side communication apparatus 100b, the management apparatus 400b switches to the “signal reception mode”.
In the human body side communication device 100b, when the request signal is received, the transceiver switches to the “signal transmission mode”. Then, the human body side communication device 100b transmits “amount information” or “a” stored in the memory of the player card 110b via a signal transmission path including the player's human body, the player's shoes, the electrodes of the mat 900, and the like. The “player ID” is transmitted to the management device 400b.
The management device 400b determines whether or not to perform the above notification based on the received “money information” or “game is ID”.

The present invention can be configured as the following game hall management devices.
“(Aspect 4) First signal transmission path formation that forms a signal transmission path together with the human body when the person comes in contact with the human body side communication device carried by the player, the management device, and the exit of the game hall A facility, a terminal device connected to the first signal path forming facility, and a notification device,
The human body side communication device has storage means for storing game medium rentable information,
When the person contacts the first signal transmission path forming equipment, the terminal device contacts the first signal transmission path forming equipment through a signal transmission path including a human body and the first signal transmission path forming equipment. Read the game medium rentable information stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device carried by the person, and transmits the read game medium rentable information to the management device,
When the management device receives the game medium rentable information transmitted from the terminal device, the management device determines whether or not the received game medium rentable information is “0”, and the game medium rentable information is “0”. If not, the notification information is output from the notification device.
A game hall management device characterized by that. "
The “first signal transmission path forming facility” is provided at the exit of the game hall, and it is only necessary to form a signal transmission path with the human body of the player leaving the game hall. Is possible. As the “first signal transmission path forming facility”, for example, a mat laid at the exit of a game arcade or an open button for the exit of an opening / closing door provided at the exit can be used. The first signal transmission line forming facility is provided with electrodes for forming a signal transmission line through a human body. The electrode itself may be the first signal transmission line forming facility.
The storage means of the human body side communication device includes storage means provided in the human body side communication device, a player card that is detachably attached to the human body side communication device, and the like.
Various modes can be used as a mode for storing game medium rentable information in the storage means.
According to the game hall management device of this aspect, a player can play a game only by carrying a human body side communication device capable of storing game medium rentable information in the storage means. In addition, at the exit of the game hall, it is possible to receive a notification service that the game medium rentable information is not “0” (the amount paid for borrowing a game ball has a balance). Generally, the game medium lending available information cannot be cleared after the day when the information is stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device. Intentional loss can be reduced.

Further, the present invention can be configured as the following game hall management devices.
“(Aspect 5) First signal transmission path formation that forms a signal transmission path with a human body by being contacted by a human body side communication device carried by a player, a management device, and an exit of the game hall A facility, a terminal device connected to the first signal path forming facility, and a notification device;
The human body side communication device has storage means for storing player identification information indicating a player,
When a person contacts the first signal transmission path forming facility, the terminal device contacts the first signal transmission path forming facility via a signal transmission path including a human body and the first signal transmission path forming facility. Read the player identification information stored in the storage means of the human body communication device carried by the person, and transmits the read player identification information to the management device,
The management device manages each player's game medium rentable information in correspondence with the player identification information, and when receiving the player identification information transmitted from the terminal device, the received player identification information It is determined whether or not the corresponding game medium rentable information is “0”, and when the game medium rentable information is not “0”, the notification information is output from the notification device.
A game hall management device characterized by that. "
Various modes can be used as a mode in which the management device manages the game medium lending information in correspondence with the player identification information.
According to the game hall management device of this aspect, the player can rent his own game media at the exit of the game hall only by carrying the human body side communication device having the player identification information stored in the storage means. It is possible to enjoy a service that informs that the possible information is not “0” (the amount paid to borrow a game ball has a balance). Generally, game media lending available information cannot be cleared after the day of storing it in a game card, so reducing the player's unintentional loss by providing such a notification service can do. On the other hand, the game hall side can collect the game medium rentable information of each member, so the game hall can be managed more appropriately.

Further, the present invention can be configured as the following game hall management devices.
“(Aspect 6) A game hall management device according to Aspect 5,
A game medium lending device that lends game media, and a second signal transmission path forming facility that is provided corresponding to the game medium lending device and that forms a signal transmission path together with the human body by contact with a person,
The gaming medium lending device reads a card insertion slot into which a gaming card capable of storing gaming medium lending information is inserted and reads out gaming medium lending information stored in a gaming card inserted into the card insertion slot. A device and an input device for inputting game medium lending information for instructing lending of game media;
When a person contacts the second signal transmission line forming equipment corresponding to the game medium lending device, the second signal transmission line shape formation is performed via the signal transmission line including the person and the second signal transmission line forming equipment. Read the player identification information stored in the storage means stage of the human body side communication device carried by the person in contact with the equipment, and send the read player identification information to the management device,
When a card is inserted into the card insertion slot, the game medium rentable information stored in the card inserted into the card insertion slot is read by the reader, and the read game medium rentable information is read to the management apparatus. Send
When the game medium lending information is input from the input device, the input game medium lending information is transmitted to the management device, and the game medium indicated by the input game medium lending information is lent.
The management device manages the game medium rentable information in correspondence with the player identification information based on the game medium rentable information, the game medium rent information, and the player identification information transmitted from the game medium rent device.
A game hall management device characterized by that. "
The “second signal transmission path forming facility” may be any facility that can be contacted by a player who plays a game while sitting on a chair of a gaming machine and can form a signal transmission path with a human body. As the “second signal transmission line forming facility”, for example, a gaming machine chair, a gaming machine launch lever, or a foot mat of the chair can be used. The second signal transmission line forming facility is provided with electrodes for forming a signal transmission line through a human body. The electrode itself may be a second signal transmission line forming facility.
According to the game hall management device of this aspect, the player can easily rent information about the game medium of each player only by carrying the human body side communication device in which the player identification information is stored in the storage means. Can be managed.

  By the way, when inputting information using an information input device such as a personal computer, a user authentication process for determining whether or not the user is correct may be executed in order to prevent unauthorized input. In the user authentication process, for example, personal identification information and a personal identification number are used. In this case, the user inputs an operation of inserting a card storing personal identification information into the reading device (for example, an operation of inserting a card into the card insertion port of the reading device or an operation of passing the card through the card reading port), input An operation for inputting a personal identification number is performed using an input means such as a key or a touch panel. In the information input device, the combination of the personal identification information read by the reading device and the personal identification number input from the input means matches the combination of the personal identification information and the personal identification number stored in advance, and the authentication is OK. Is determined, the user can use the information input device.

In the conventional information input device, the user needs an operation of mounting the card in the reading device and an operation of inputting a personal identification number, which is troublesome.
In recent years, human body communication systems have been developed. In this human body communication system, for example, a human body side communication device having storage means for storing personal identification information, a conductive input key (for example, a touch key), and a terminal device connected to the input key are provided. When the user carrying the human body side communication device operates (contacts) the input key, the terminal device is connected to the human body side communication device carried by the user via the signal transmission path including the input key and the human body. The personal identification information stored in the storage means is read. By using such a human body communication device, the user simply carries the human body side communication device and does not need to input personal identification information.
Therefore, there is a demand for development of a technique for preventing unauthorized input in such a human body communication system.
It is an object of the present invention to provide an information input device that can prevent unauthorized input while reducing a user's operation burden.

Hereinafter, an example of the best mode for carrying out the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.
In the present embodiment, a user who inputs information using an information input device such as a personal computer carries a human body side communication device. This human body communication device includes a user card in which personal identification information (personal ID) is stored, and a transceiver to which the user card is attached. The user inputs the personal identification number by operating the input key of the information input device while carrying the human body side communication device.
FIG. 35 shows an example of an initial screen (standby mode screen) displayed on the display of the information input device of this embodiment. FIG. 36 shows a personal identification number input screen (information input mode screen) displayed on the display unit of the information input device when the user inputs the personal identification number and displayed on the display unit when the authentication is OK. An example of a menu screen to be displayed is shown. FIG. 37 shows a state in which another user operates the input key while the user is inputting the password. FIG. 38 shows a state in which another user has operated the input key while the menu screen is displayed on the display.

As shown in FIG. 35, the information input device according to the present embodiment includes a human body side communication device 100c carried by a user, a key panel (for example, a touch panel) 201 having a plurality of input keys, a display D, A processing device 306 connected to the key panel 201 and the display D is provided. Each input key is composed of a conductive touch electrode.
The human body side communication device 100c includes a user card 110c in which a user ID is stored in a memory and a transceiver 120. The transceiver 120 is provided with a mounting portion for detachably mounting the user card 110c. Other configurations of the transceiver 120 and the user card 110c are the same as those of the transceiver 120 and the membership card 110 of the human body side communication device 100 shown in FIG.

When the user carrying the human body side communication device 100c operates (contacts) the input key of the key panel 201, it is determined that the input key is operated (contacted). For example, the coordinate information of the input key touched by the user is determined based on the output of the touch sensor. When the user touches the input key, a “user ID request signal” is sent from the processing device 306 to the human body side communication device 100c via the signal transmission path including the input key touched by the user and the user's human body. Is sent. When the processing device 306 transmits a “user ID request signal” to the human body side communication device 100c, the processing device 306 switches to the “signal reception mode”.
When receiving the “user ID request signal” from the processing device 306, the transceiver 120 of the human body side communication device 100c switches to the “signal transmission mode”. Then, the transceiver 120 transmits the user ID stored in the memory of the user card 110c to the processing device 306 via a signal transmission path including an input key in contact with the user's human body and the user. To do.
The processing device 306 receives the transmitted user ID.
When the processing device 306 is alternately set to a transmission mode for transmitting a “user ID request signal” and a signal reception mode for receiving a user ID, the user operates any input key. (Contact) When the transmission mode is set, the “user ID request signal” is automatically transmitted through the input key, and then transmitted to the reception mode, the “user ID request signal” is transmitted from the human body side communication device. "User ID" is automatically received.

As described above, when the user touches the input key, the processing device 306 communicates with the human body side communication device 100c via the signal transmission path including the input key and the human body, and the human body side communication device 100c The user ID stored in the memory (memory of the user card 110c attached to the human body side communication device 100c) is read.
The processing device 306 also displays character information corresponding to the touched input key based on input key identification information indicating the input key touched by the user (for example, input key coordinate information or input key number information). The character information identification information shown is determined.

Next, as shown in FIG. 35, in the state where the initial screen (standby mode screen) is displayed on the display D managed by the processing device 306, the user with the user ID “0010” uses the keyboard 200c. The operation when the password is input using the password will be described.
When the user operates any input key (which may be a password input mode key) on the keyboard 200c in a state where the initial screen is displayed on the display device D, the processing device 306 causes the password input mode (information input). 36, and the password input screen shown in FIG. 36 is displayed on the display device D.
The user operates the input key displaying the character information (character or number) of the first digit of the self-registered personal code number in a state where the personal code number input screen is displayed on the display device D. .
As a result, the processing device 306 uses the information stored in the user card 110c attached to the human body side communication device 100c via the signal transmission path including the input key operated (contacted) with the user's human body. The user ID “0010” is read out.
Further, the processing device 306 may be character information identification information (character identification information itself indicating the character corresponding to the operated input key or the input key coordinate information or input based on the coordinate information of the operated input key. Key number information may be used), and a mark (for example, an asterisk mark) indicating that the character information of the first digit has been input is displayed on the display D.
Then, the processing device 306 stores the read user ID and character information identification information.
Similarly, every time the user operates the input key and inputs the character information constituting the personal identification number, the processing device 306 passes through the signal transmission path including the user's human body and each input key. The member ID “0010” is read out. Further, based on the coordinate information of the operated input key, the character information identification information corresponding to the input key is discriminated, and an asterisk mark indicating that each digit of the password is input is displayed on the display D. . Then, the processing device 306 stores the read user ID and character information identification information.

As described above, each time the input key is touched, the processing device 306 sequentially stores the read user ID and character information identification information corresponding to the input key. Note that the input of all digits of the password can be determined by, for example, the user touching the password input completion key. Alternatively, when the number of digits of the password is set, it can be determined that the user has touched the input key corresponding to the character information by the number of times corresponding to the number of digits of the password.
In the processing device 306, a personal identification number corresponding to the user ID is stored in advance (not particularly shown), and a plurality of character information identifications sequentially stored corresponding to the same user ID “0010” are stored. The personal identification number determined based on the information is collated with the personal identification number stored in correspondence with the user ID “0010”. As a result of the collation, when the two match, that is, when the authentication is OK, the processing device 306 sets the menu selection mode and displays the menu screen on the display D. The user can select a menu displayed on the menu screen and use the information input device. On the other hand, in the case of authentication NG, the initial screen (standby mode screen) shown in FIG. 35 is displayed, and the process returns to the standby mode.

Incidentally, as shown in FIG. 37, while the user with the user ID “0010” is in contact with the input key of each digit of the personal identification number, another user, for example, the user ID “0020” is used. When the user touches the input key of the keyboard 200c, the processing device 306 carries the user ID “0020” by the user via the signal transmission path including the input key in contact with the user's human body. Read from the user card of the human body side communication device.
In this case, the processing device 306 displays the initial screen (standby mode screen) shown in FIG. 35 on the display D, and returns to the standby mode.
That is, the processing device 306 determines that the user ID read when the input key corresponding to the character information after the second digit of the personal identification number is touched is the input key corresponding to the character information of the first digit of the personal identification number. If the user ID is different from the user ID read at the time, the standby mode is set and the initial screen is displayed on the display D. Of course, even when the user ID is not read, the standby mode is set.
If the authentication result for the input password is OK, the subsequent use is enabled.
The “input key” in the present embodiment corresponds to the “input means” in the present invention. Further, the “processing device 306” of the present embodiment corresponds to the “processing device” of the present invention. Further, the “password” in the present embodiment corresponds to “input information” in the present invention. Further, the “initial screen” in the present embodiment corresponds to a screen displayed in the “standby mode in which input information cannot be input” according to the present invention. Further, the “password input screen” of the present embodiment corresponds to the screen displayed in the “information input mode in which input information can be input” of the present invention.

In the information input device according to the present embodiment, the user can enter the personal identification number input screen while carrying the human body communication device on which the user card storing the user ID (personal identification information) is carried. In the password input mode in which is displayed, the password (input information) can be input by sequentially operating the input keys corresponding to a plurality of character information forming the password. Thereby, since the user does not need to perform an operation of mounting the user card on the reading device, an operation for inputting information is simple.
In addition, when the character information forming the personal identification number is being input, when a different user ID is read or when the user ID is not read, the standby mode is entered. For this reason, it is possible to prevent the password from being input illegally.

Even after the authentication result for the entered password is OK, the user ID is checked for consistency, and if the user ID does not match, the standby mode is set and the display unit D is initialized. It can also be configured to display a screen.
That is, as shown in FIG. 38, after the user with the user ID “0010” enters the password and is authenticated OK, the user ID is read each time the input key is touched, and the read usage is performed. The user ID is compared with the user ID read when the input key corresponding to the character information of the first digit of the password is touched. If they do not match, the initial screen shown in FIG. (Standby mode screen) is displayed and the standby mode is set.
In the present embodiment, the operation of the input key is valid only when the same user ID is read. For this reason, a method of comparing the user ID read when the input key is touched with any of the user IDs read when the input key is touched before may be used.
In this embodiment, in the input mode including the password input mode and the menu selection mode, the user ID read through the touched input key has been touched so far (for example, the first digit input key has been touched). Sometimes, when the user ID is different from the read user ID or when the user ID cannot be read, the standby mode is entered. For this reason, it is possible to more surely prevent a password from being input illegally.

In the present embodiment, if the password entered by the user is authentication NG, or if an input key is touched by another user while entering the password, a menu screen is displayed and the information input device is used. The case where the information input device returns to the standby mode and displays the initial screen on the display when the input key is touched by another user after entering the ready state has been described. Before the screen is displayed, or with the initial screen, a comment such as “The PIN is incorrect” or “Cannot be operated” may be displayed. In this way, when returning to the standby mode, the input key, the mouse, or the like may be set to be inoperable. In this case, the information input device can return the input key, the mouse, and the like to an operable state by performing a preset release operation, for example.
Further, in the present embodiment, after the information input device shifts to the information input mode, it is possible to input input information only to one user who has performed an input operation so far. The user may be set to be able to input input information.

The present invention can be configured as the following game hall management devices.
“(Aspect 7) Information including an input unit having a plurality of input units, a processing device that determines character information identification information corresponding to the input units, and determines input information based on an input order of the plurality of character information identification information. An input device,
A human body side communication device having a storage means for storing personal identification information that is carried by a person and that identifies an individual;
The input unit forms a signal transmission path including the person and the input unit when a person comes into contact with the input unit,
The processor is
By the operation of the input unit, it is possible to set a standby mode in which the input information cannot be input and an information input mode in which the input information can be input,
Human body side communication carried by a person who contacts the input unit via a signal transmission path including the input unit and the human body every time a person contacts the input unit in the state where the information input mode is set Read the personal identification information stored in the storage means of the device, and set the standby mode if the read personal identification information is not the same as the personal identification information read so far,
An information input device characterized by that. "
The “input information” includes information necessary for a person to authenticate the person to the information input device, such as a personal identification number, or information that a person inputs to use the information input device after authentication is successful. (Command information, etc.). Therefore, the “information input mode” includes a mode in which a screen for inputting a personal identification number is displayed and a mode in which a screen for inputting command information such as a menu screen is displayed.
The information input device of this aspect is in a state in which the mode is changed from the mode in which the initial screen is displayed (“standby mode” in which input information cannot be input) to “information input mode” in which input information can be input, When the input unit is operated by another user or a user who does not carry the human body side communication device, the standby mode is restored. As a result, it is possible to effectively prevent unauthorized input information from being input by other users, thereby enhancing security.

  By the way, in the game hall, a plurality of game machines are arranged for each island. Each gaming machine is provided with a gaming machine management unit for every four to five machines. Each gaming machine management unit is connected to the island management unit for each island. And the island management unit of each island is connected to the management apparatus (hall computer) installed in the headquarters or office of a game arcade.

Since a plurality of gaming machine management units are connected to the island management unit, a large number of cables are arranged in the island, and workability is not good.
Therefore, an object of the present invention is to provide a game room management device that can reduce the number of cables arranged in an island.

As shown in FIG. 39, the game hall management apparatus is provided corresponding to the island facility 3 to which a plurality of gaming machines 1 are attached, the gaming machine 1, and the gaming machine information of the corresponding gaming machine 1 and the gaming machine. A gaming machine management unit 2 is provided for transmitting the gaming machine identification information shown to the island management unit 3.
Each gaming machine is provided with a gaming machine management unit 2 for every four to five machines, and each gaming machine management unit 2 is connected to the island management unit 3 for each island by a cable. The island management unit 3 of each island is connected to a management device (hall computer) 400a installed in the headquarters or office of the game hall.
The gaming machine management unit 2 is connected to the gaming machine ID of the gaming machine 1 (for example, “unit number”) via the cable, for example, the number of safes (the number of game balls paid out) and the number of outs within a predetermined time. (The number of game balls inserted), the number of special prizes (the number of prizes awarded and awarded), and the like are transmitted to the island management unit 3. In the present embodiment, this wiring (the signal transmission path between the gaming machine management unit 2 and the island management unit 3 shown by a thick line in FIG. 39) is a conductive member embedded in the island facility (of the island facility). Part).
According to the present embodiment, the signal transmission path between the gaming machine management unit 2 and the island unit 3 can be configured by the conductive member attached to the island facility without using a cable. The number of cables to be installed can be reduced. As a result, the cables on the island are less likely to become cluttered, and the connection status of the devices on the island is easy to understand. Therefore, the maintainability of the game hall facility is improved.
The member forming the signal transmission path may be a conductive member attached to the surface of the island facility using an adhesive or a fixing member.

The present invention can be configured as the following game hall management devices.
“(Aspect 8) A gaming hall management device that transmits gaming machine information of gaming machines provided in the gaming hall to the management device,
Island facilities to which gaming machines can be attached,
A terminal device that is provided corresponding to a gaming machine and that transmits gaming machine information of the corresponding gaming machine and gaming machine identification information indicating the gaming machine to the management device;
A management device that receives gaming machine information and gaming machine identification information transmitted from the terminal device, and manages the received gaming machine information;
A signal transmission path provided between the terminal device and the management device;
The signal transmission path is attached to an island facility,
A game hall management device characterized by that. "
As a mode of attaching the signal transmission path to the island facility, a mode of embedding in the island facility (integral molding), a mode of mounting on the surface of the island facility using an adhesive or a fixing member, and the like are considered.
According to the game hall management device of the present aspect, the number of cables arranged in the island can be reduced, and the cables in the island are unlikely to become cluttered. For this reason, the maintainability of the game hall facilities is improved.

The schematic block diagram of 1st Embodiment is shown. The block diagram of the transceiver 120 which a member carries is shown. The block diagram of the key panel 200 and the human body side communication apparatus 100 is shown. It is a figure explaining the information transmitted / received (input / output) among the transmitter / receiver 120, the key panel 200, and the terminal device 300. FIG. An example of information input or transmitted to the terminal device 300 via the key panel 200 is shown. The member's personal identification number “KOHN” determined by the terminal device 300 based on the information shown in FIG. As a modification of the first embodiment, information transmitted / received (input / output) between each transmitter / receiver, the key panel 200, and the terminal device 300 when a plurality of members input a password using the key panel 200 will be described. It is a figure to do. An example of information input or transmitted to the terminal device 300 via the key panel 200 is shown. FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating a state in which the information illustrated in FIG. 8 is rearranged for each member ID in the terminal device 300. The password entered by the member with the member ID “0010” is “KOHN”, and the password entered by the member with the member ID “0020” is “614”. As a second embodiment, description will be given of information transmitted / received (input / output) among the transceiver, the key panel 200, the terminal device 300, and the management device 400 when the management device 400 determines the password entered by the member. It is a figure to do. An example of the information which the management apparatus 400 received from the terminal device 300 is shown. FIG. 13 is a diagram illustrating a state in which the information illustrated in FIG. 12 is rearranged for each member ID by the management apparatus 400. The password entered by the member with the member ID “0010” is “KOHN”, and the password entered by the member with the member ID “0020” is “614”. As a first modification of the second embodiment, when the coordinate information of the input keys operated by the member is converted into character information by the terminal device 300 and transmitted to the management device 400, the transceiver and the key It is a figure explaining the information transmitted / received (input / output) among the panel 200, the terminal device 300, and the management apparatus 400. FIG. As a second modification of the second embodiment, when the terminal device 300 also transmits the time information when the coordinate information of each key is input to the management device 400, the transceiver, the key panel 200, the terminal device 300, 6 is a diagram illustrating information transmitted / received (input / output) between management apparatuses 400. FIG. An example of information transmitted from the terminal apparatus 300 to the management apparatus 400 will be described with respect to the second modification example of the second embodiment. FIG. 18 is a diagram illustrating a state in which the information illustrated in FIG. 17 is rearranged for each member ID by the management apparatus 400. The password entered by the member with the member ID “0010” is “KOHN”, and the password entered by the member with the member ID “0020” is “614”. As a third embodiment, when a plurality of input areas are provided in the key panel and a display unit is provided in each input area, the transceiver, the key panel 200, the terminal apparatus 300, and the management apparatus It is a figure explaining the information transmitted / received between 400. As a modification of the third embodiment, there is one input area provided on the key panel. However, when a plurality of display units are provided, transmission / reception between the key panel and the terminal device 300 ( It is a figure explaining the information input / output). The schematic block diagram of 4th Embodiment is shown. It is a figure explaining the information transmitted / received (input / output) between a transmitter / receiver, the key panel 600, and the terminal device 300. FIG. An example of the coordinate information of the key memorize | stored in the member card is shown. The schematic block diagram of this Embodiment is shown. It is a block diagram which shows the connection state of the electrode 701 of the chair 700 provided for every some game machine, and the management apparatus 400a. The result shows that the player ID of the player occupying the gaming machine is determined by the management device 400a corresponding to each gaming machine ID. An example of a display screen showing an occupation state of a gaming machine displayed on a display unit 810 of a display terminal device 800 provided in a game hall is shown. The game information corresponding to player ID memorize | stored in the memory | storage means which the management apparatus 400a manages is shown. It is a block diagram which shows the connection state of each apparatus in case the terminal device 300a is provided for every chair 700. FIG. It is a block diagram which shows the connection state of each apparatus in case the electrode 701 of the chair 700 is connected to the game machine management unit 2. FIG. The schematic block diagram of this Embodiment is shown. The structure of the game hall management apparatus in the case where the player ID is stored in the player card 100b and the information transmitted / received between the devices are shown. The player ID transmitted to the management device 400b by the card sand 4 indicates information transmitted / received between the devices when the card sand 4 is configured to be read by the card sand 4 via the chair 700. An example of the initial screen (standby mode screen) displayed on the display device D of the information input device of the present embodiment is shown. An example of a personal identification number input screen (information input mode screen) displayed on the display unit of the information input device according to the present embodiment and a menu screen displayed on the display unit D when the user authentication is OK. Show. It shows a state in which another user has operated the input key while the user is inputting the password. When the menu screen is displayed on the display device D, it shows a state in which another user has operated the input key. The signal transmission path is formed by the conductive member of the island facility, and shows a device to be connected.

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1 gaming machine 2 gaming machine management unit 3 island management unit 4 card sand 4a prepaid card insertion slot 4b cash insertion slot 4c lending button 4e player card insertion slot 10 island equipment 100, 100a, 100b, 100c human body side communication device 110, 110a , 111 Member card 110b Player card 110c User card 120, Transmitter / receiver 121 Control device 122 Signal transmission unit 123 Signal reception unit 124 Signal electrode 125 Ground electrode 200, 201, 500, 600 Key panel 300, 300a, 300b Terminal device 301 Control device 302 Signal transmission unit 303 Signal reception unit 304 Storage means 305 Communication unit 306 Processing device 400, 400a, 400b Management device 610 Transmission key 700 Chair 701 Electrode 800 Display terminal device 810 Display device 9 0 mat 910 informing S Start key E end key A, B, C input area A1, B1, C1 input key display unit A2, B2, C2 information display unit D display

Claims (11)

  1. A human body side communication device carried by a person and a terminal device,
    The human body side communication device has storage means for storing personal identification information,
    The terminal device has a plurality of input units that form a signal transmission path together with a human body by contact with a person,
    An information input device for inputting input information by contacting the input unit a plurality of times,
    The terminal device is stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device carried by the person who contacts the input unit via the signal transmission path including the human body and the input unit every time a person contacts the input unit. And reading the personal identification information corresponding to the input unit touched by the person, and reading the personal identification information together with the read personal identification information. Determining the input information input by the person indicated by the personal identification information based on a combination according to the storage order of the plurality of input unit identification information stored in the same order and stored together with the same personal identification information.
    Information input device.
  2. A human body side communication device carried by a person and a terminal device,
    The human body side communication device has storage means for storing personal identification information,
    The terminal device has a plurality of input units that form a signal transmission path together with a human body by contact with a person,
    An information input device for inputting input information by contacting the input unit a plurality of times,
    The terminal device is stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device carried by the person who contacts the input unit via the signal transmission path including the human body and the input unit every time a person contacts the input unit. The personal identification information is read, the order information indicating the order in which the personal identification information is read is created, the input part identification information corresponding to the input part touched by the person is determined, and the determined input part The identification information is stored together with the read personal identification information and the created order information, and based on the combination of the plurality of input unit identification information stored together with the same personal identification information according to the order indicated by the order information. , To determine the input information entered by the person indicated by the personal identification information,
    Information input device.
  3. The information input device according to claim 2,
    The terminal device creates time information indicating the time when the personal identification information is read, stores the determined input unit identification information together with the created time information and the read personal identification information, and the same personal identification information A plurality of input unit identification information stored together, based on a combination according to the order of the time indicated by the time information, to determine the input information input by the person indicated by the personal identification information,
    An information input device characterized by that.
  4. A human body side communication device carried by a person, a terminal device, and a management device,
    The human body side communication device has storage means for storing personal identification information,
    The terminal device has a plurality of input units that form a signal transmission path together with a human body by contact with a person,
    An information input device for inputting input information by contacting the input unit a plurality of times,
    The terminal device is stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device carried by the person who contacts the input unit via the signal transmission path including the human body and the input unit every time a person contacts the input unit. And reading the personal identification information corresponding to the input unit touched by the person, and reading the personal identification information together with the read personal identification information. Sent to the management device in the order
    When the management device receives the input unit identification information and the personal identification information transmitted from the terminal device, the management device stores the received input unit identification information together with the received personal identification information in the order received, and the same individual Based on the combination according to the storage order of the plurality of input unit identification information stored together with the identification information, the input information input by the person indicated by the personal identification information is determined.
    Information input device.
  5. A human body side communication device carried by a person, a terminal device, and a management device,
    The human body side communication device has storage means for storing personal identification information,
    The terminal device has a plurality of input units that form a signal transmission path together with a human body by contact with a person,
    An information input device for inputting input information by contacting the input unit a plurality of times,
    The terminal device is stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device carried by the person who contacts the input unit via the signal transmission path including the human body and the input unit every time a person contacts the input unit. The personal identification information is read, the order information indicating the order in which the personal identification information is read is created, the input part identification information corresponding to the input part touched by the person is determined, and the determined input part Identification information is transmitted to the management device together with the read personal identification information and the created order information,
    When the management device receives the input unit identification information, personal identification information and order information transmitted from the terminal device, the management device stores the received input unit identification information together with the received personal identification information and order information, and the same Based on a combination of a plurality of input unit identification information stored together with the personal identification information in accordance with the order indicated by the order information, the input information input by the person indicated by the personal identification information is determined.
    Information input device.
  6. The information input device according to claim 5,
    The terminal device creates time information indicating the time when the personal identification information is read, and transmits the determined input unit identification information together with the read personal identification information and the created time information to the management device,
    When the management device receives the input unit identification information, personal identification information, and time information transmitted from the terminal device, the management device stores the received input unit identification information together with the received personal identification information and time information. Based on the combination according to the order indicated by the time information of the plurality of input unit identification information stored together with the personal identification information, the input information input by the person indicated by the personal identification information is determined.
    An information input device characterized by that.
  7. The information input device according to any one of claims 1 to 6,
    The input unit is provided corresponding to character information constituting the input information,
    The terminal device has a plurality of input areas in which the input units are arranged, and an input unit corresponding to each character information is arranged in each of the plurality of input areas.
    An information input device characterized by that.
  8. The information input device according to claim 7,
    A plurality of display units corresponding to the plurality of input areas;
    When the terminal device determines input unit identification information corresponding to the input unit contacted by the person, display information based on the determined input unit identification information is displayed in an input area in which the input unit contacted by the person is disposed. Displayed on the display corresponding to
    An information input device characterized by that.
  9. The information input device according to claim 7,
    A plurality of display units corresponding to the plurality of input areas;
    The management device manages provided information corresponding to personal identification information, and input information determined based on a combination of a plurality of input unit identification information stored corresponding to the same personal identification information is provided information Is sent to the terminal device provided information managed corresponding to the personal identification information,
    An input area in which the terminal device is provided with an input unit in which input unit identification information indicating character information constituting input information for instructing transmission of the provision information is input to the provision information transmitted from the management device Displayed on the display corresponding to
    An information input device characterized by that.
  10. The information input device according to any one of claims 4 to 9,
    A plurality of display units disposed at a plurality of positions;
    A display selection unit that is provided corresponding to each display unit, and that forms a signal transmission path together with the human body by contact with a person,
    Provided with a display unit selection detection device provided corresponding to each display unit selection unit,
    The display unit selection detection device is carried by a person who contacts the display unit selection unit via a signal transmission path including the human body and the display unit selection unit when a person touches the corresponding display unit selection unit. Read the personal identification information stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device, send the read personal identification information to the management device,
    The management device manages the provision information corresponding to the personal identification information, and receives the personal identification information from the display unit selection detection device, the provision information managed corresponding to the personal identification information is Display the identification information on the display unit corresponding to the display unit selection detection device that has transmitted,
    An information input device characterized by that.
  11. A human body side communication device carried by a person and a terminal device,
    The human body side communication device has storage means,
    The terminal device includes a plurality of input unit identification information transmission units and an input unit identification information input unit,
    The input unit identification information transmitting unit is provided corresponding to character information constituting the input information, and forms a signal transmission path together with a human body when a person comes into contact with the input unit identification information via the signal transmission path. Send the input part identification information indicating the character information corresponding to the information transmission part,
    The human body side communication device stores the received input unit identification information in the storage means,
    The input unit identification information input unit forms a signal transmission path together with a human body by contact with a person,
    The terminal device is carried by a person who contacts the input unit identification information input unit via a signal transmission path including the human body contacting the input unit identification information input unit and the input unit identification information input unit. Read the input unit identification information stored in the storage means of the human body side communication device,
    Information input device.
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