JP2009207747A - Game ball falling passage and game machine - Google Patents

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JP2009207747A
JP2009207747A JP2008055116A JP2008055116A JP2009207747A JP 2009207747 A JP2009207747 A JP 2009207747A JP 2008055116 A JP2008055116 A JP 2008055116A JP 2008055116 A JP2008055116 A JP 2008055116A JP 2009207747 A JP2009207747 A JP 2009207747A
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Hiromi Okada
博己 岡田
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a game ball falling passage reducing an occupation space of a game ball falling passage 4 in a Pachinko game machine 1 and preventing the application of an overload to a shape for decelerating the speed when falling a game ball. <P>SOLUTION: This game ball falling passage 4 allows the passing of game balls P which fall in the direction of the gravitational force, the cross section perpendicular to the falling direction of the game balls is polygonal, the inner faces 26, 28, 50 and 52 of the game ball falling passage are dispersively provided with a plurality of rectangular sheet-like projections 27-1 to 27-8, 29-1 to 29-8, 51-1 to 51-8 and 53-1 to 53-8 respectively, and each sheet-like projection is so formed that one sheet-like projection provided in one of the inner face and another sheet-like projection provided in an inner face adjoining to the one inner face are consecutively provided in the falling direction of the game balls leaving no space therebetween. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2009,JPO&INPIT

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本発明は、遊技媒体として球を使用するパチンコ遊技機における球払出し装置に接続する遊技球流下通路及び遊技機に関する。   The present invention relates to a game ball downflow passage connected to a ball payout device and a game machine in a pachinko game machine using a ball as a game medium.
一般にパチンコ遊技機は、遊技球であるパチンコ玉(以下、球と称す)を遊技媒体として、パチンコ台の背面側からパチンコ台の前面側に球を供給している。この球の供給に際しては、パチンコ遊技機の背面上部に多数個の球を貯留する貯留タンク(景品球タンク)を設置し、この貯留タンクへは上方の補給機構から球を補給させて貯留し、これより貯留した球を下方に払出すようにしている。この球の払出し時に、貯留タンクから球を整列する球整列装置及び遊技球流下通路(縦型球通路ともいう)を介し、さらには下方の球払出し装置(入賞球処理装置)に導き、ここで払出し指令された球数を払出して、パチンコ遊技機の前面下部に位置する上皿または下皿に払出している。   In general, pachinko gaming machines supply balls from the back side of the pachinko machine to the front side of the pachinko machine using a pachinko ball (hereinafter referred to as a ball), which is a game ball, as a game medium. When supplying this ball, a storage tank (premium ball tank) for storing a large number of balls is installed at the upper back of the pachinko machine, and the storage tank is supplied with a ball from the upper supply mechanism and stored, From this, the stored sphere is paid out downward. At the time of paying out this ball, the ball is guided from the storage tank to the ball paying device (winning ball processing device) below through the ball aligning device for aligning the balls and the game ball flow-down passage (also called the vertical ball passage). The number of balls that have been commanded to be paid out is paid out to the upper plate or lower plate located at the lower front of the pachinko machine.
ここで上述の遊技球流下通路の構成としては落下する球の減速のため、従来は例えば特許文献1に示すような遊技球流下通路が主流であった。特許文献1に開示の遊技球流下通路は、遊技球流下通路の内部に形成された蛇行球通路が球を左右に大きく蛇行させて流下させる構造を有している。   Here, as a configuration of the above-described game ball flow path, a game ball flow path as shown in, for example, Patent Document 1 has been mainstream in order to decelerate a falling ball. The game ball flow path disclosed in Patent Document 1 has a structure in which a meandering ball path formed inside the game ball flow path causes the ball to meander to the left and right to flow down.
ところで近年、遊技の趣向性を高めるために液晶画面の大型化や、遊技領域の拡大、演出効果部品の大型化などが主流となり、その配置自由度の向上のため、この遊技球流下通路のコンパクト化(占有面積の縮小)も求められている。しかし、特許文献1の遊技球流下通路では蛇行構造によりパチンコ遊技機における遊技球流下通路の占有面積が大きくなり、配置自由度が小さくなってしまうという問題があった。
このような問題に着目し、図10のように遊技球流下通路の内面に突状の突起を下流に行くにしたがって左右交互に突出させ、球を衝突させることにより減速させる手段が考えられるが、左右に配設された突状の突起に対して上流からの球の衝突における衝撃、接触圧は大きく、突起の破損や突起が削れるという問題があり、さらにこれを防止するために少なくともその突起部には耐摩耗性樹脂を使用したりするなど、通路構成部品が高価になってしまう。
By the way, in recent years, in order to improve the game's preference, the mainstream has been the enlargement of the liquid crystal screen, the expansion of the game area, the enlargement of the production effect parts, etc. (Reduction of occupied area) is also required. However, the game ball flow passage of Patent Document 1 has a problem that the occupied area of the game ball flow passage in the pachinko gaming machine increases due to the meandering structure, and the degree of freedom of arrangement becomes small.
Focusing on such a problem, as shown in FIG. 10, there can be considered a means for causing the protrusion to protrude alternately on the inner surface of the game ball flow path as it goes downstream, and decelerating by colliding the ball, There is a problem that the impact and contact pressure in the collision of the ball from the upstream with respect to the protruding protrusions arranged on the left and right are large, and there is a problem that the protrusion is damaged or the protrusion is scraped, and at least the protruding portion to prevent this For example, a wear-resistant resin is used, and the passage components are expensive.
実用新案第3118686号Utility model No. 3118686
本発明は、このような問題点に鑑み、遊技球流下通路のパチンコ遊技機における占有スペース(パチンコ台表面視もしくは裏面視)を縮小し、さらには遊技球の流下時の減速を行うための形状に過負荷がかからない遊技球流下通路を提供することを目的とする。   In view of such problems, the present invention reduces the occupied space (pachinko stand front view or back view) of the pachinko gaming machine in the game ball flow path, and further reduces the speed when the game ball flows down. An object of the present invention is to provide a game ball flow passage that is not overloaded.
上記目的達成のために、本発明の第1の態様により提供されるものは、重力方向に流下する遊技球を通過させる遊技球流下通路であって、遊技球の流下方向に垂直な断面の形状が多角形であり、遊技球流下通路の内面の各々に表面が矩形状の複数の面状突起が離散して設けられており、面状突起の各々は、内面の一つに設けられた一つの面状突起と、該一つの内面に隣接する内面に設けられた他の一つの面状突起とが、遊技球の流下方向に隙間なく連続するようにして設けられていることを特徴とする遊技球流下通路である。   To achieve the above object, according to the first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a game ball flow passage for allowing a game ball flowing down in the direction of gravity to pass, and having a cross-sectional shape perpendicular to the flow down direction of the game ball Are polygonal, and a plurality of planar projections each having a rectangular surface are discretely provided on each inner surface of the game ball flow path, and each of the planar projections is provided on one of the inner surfaces. One planar protrusion and another planar protrusion provided on the inner surface adjacent to the one inner surface are provided so as to be continuous in the flow-down direction of the game ball without any gap. It is a game ball flow down passage.
本発明の第2の態様によれば、遊技球流下通路は、その内部の全ての位置において遊技球の1個分のみを通過させる幅を有する。   According to the second aspect of the present invention, the game ball flow-down passage has a width that allows only one game ball to pass therethrough at all positions therein.
本発明の第3の態様によれば、面状突起は隣接する内面上で遊技球の流下方向に重なり合う部分を有する。   According to the third aspect of the present invention, the planar protrusion has a portion that overlaps in the flow-down direction of the game ball on the adjacent inner surface.
本発明の第4の態様によれば、内面の一つに設けられた面状突起の中心部分と他の内面に設けられた面状突起の中心部分との遊技球の流下方向における位置は異なる。   According to the fourth aspect of the present invention, the position in the flow-down direction of the game ball is different between the central portion of the planar protrusion provided on one of the inner surfaces and the central portion of the planar protrusion provided on the other inner surface. .
本発明の第5の態様によれば、多数個の遊技球を貯留する貯留部と、該貯留部に貯留された遊技球を整列させる整列部と、遊技球を下方へ流下させる遊技球流下通路と、遊技球を定められた数だけ払出す払出部を備えた遊技機において、遊技球流下通路は第1の態様による遊技球流下通路であることを特徴とする遊技機が提供される。   According to the fifth aspect of the present invention, a storage part that stores a large number of game balls, an alignment part that aligns the game balls stored in the storage part, and a game ball flow-down passage that causes the game balls to flow downward A gaming machine having a payout unit for paying out a predetermined number of game balls is provided, wherein the game ball flow path is the game ball flow path according to the first aspect.
本発明によれば、例えば断面が四角形の遊技球流下通路の場合、左右及び前後、すなわち四方の通路面において上流より、前、右、後、左の内面に順番に連続する突起を複数配列し、四方の突起に衝突させて減速させる構造にしたため、断面が遊技球1個分相当の細長い遊技球流下通路を実現できるので、球を左右に大きく蛇行させる構造は不要となり、パチンコ遊技機における遊技球流下通路の専有面積を小さくすることができるという効果がある。また、通路内面の四方の突起で球の荷重を分散させる構造としたので、左右二方での分散と比較して、球1個が突起に加える衝撃、接触圧は小さくなり、破損や摩耗が少なくなるという効果がある。   According to the present invention, for example, in the case of a game ball flow passage having a square cross section, a plurality of protrusions that are sequentially arranged on the inner surfaces of the front, right, rear, and left from the upstream in the left and right and front and rear, that is, the four sides of the passage surface Because it has a structure in which it is made to decelerate by colliding with the projections on four sides, it is possible to realize a long and narrow game ball flow passage whose cross section is equivalent to one game ball, so there is no need for a structure that causes the ball to meander to the left and right. There is an effect that the area occupied by the ball flow passage can be reduced. In addition, since the load on the sphere is distributed by the four protrusions on the inner surface of the passage, the impact and contact pressure applied to the protrusion by one sphere is smaller than that in the left and right directions, and damage and wear are reduced. There is an effect that it decreases.
さらに、突起部分の形状を面突形状にして、隣接する内面に設けられる面状突起が隙間なく連続するようにしたので、左右のみに配設された突状の突起に比べて、突起の強度をアップすることができるという効果がある。   Furthermore, the shape of the protrusions is made into a surface protrusion shape so that the surface protrusions provided on the adjacent inner surfaces are continuous without gaps, so that the strength of the protrusions is higher than that of the protrusions disposed only on the left and right. There is an effect that can be improved.
以下に、本発明の実施の形態を図面により詳述する。全図を通して同一参照番号は同一のものを示す。
図1は本発明の実施形態によるパチンコ遊技機の背面の概略斜視図である。図1において、1はパチンコ遊技機、2はパチンコ遊技機1の背面上方に設けられ、補給シュート(図示せず)から供給された球を一時的に貯留する貯留タンク、3は貯留タンク2に貯留された球を整列させながら下流に順次送るための整列通路、4は本発明の実施の形態による遊技球流下通路、5はパチンコ遊技機1の下方に配置され、制御部(図示せず)からの制御信号にしたがって、所定個数の球を受皿(上皿または下皿)へと払出す払出部である。遊技球流下通路4は整列通路3と払出部5の間に接続されている。さらに遊技球流下通路の隣のパチンコ遊技機の背面の略中央部には、大型の表示装置や、制御部等を備えた基板部6が配置されている。
Embodiments of the present invention will be described below in detail with reference to the drawings. Throughout the drawings, the same reference numerals denote the same parts.
FIG. 1 is a schematic perspective view of the back of a pachinko gaming machine according to an embodiment of the present invention. In FIG. 1, 1 is a pachinko gaming machine, 2 is provided above the back of the pachinko gaming machine 1 and temporarily stores a ball supplied from a supply chute (not shown). An alignment passage for sequentially sending the stored balls downstream while aligning them, 4 is a game ball flow-down passage according to the embodiment of the present invention, 5 is arranged below the pachinko gaming machine 1, and is a control unit (not shown) In accordance with a control signal from, a dispensing unit that dispenses a predetermined number of balls to a tray (upper plate or lower plate). The game ball flow-down passage 4 is connected between the alignment passage 3 and the payout portion 5. Furthermore, a large-sized display device, a substrate unit 6 equipped with a control unit, and the like are disposed at a substantially central portion on the back of the pachinko gaming machine next to the game ball flow path.
図2は本発明の実施形態による遊技球流下通路の分解斜視図であり、図3は図2に示した遊技球流下通路の斜視断面図である。   FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the game ball flow path according to the embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 3 is a perspective cross-sectional view of the game ball flow path shown in FIG.
図2及び図3において、遊技球流下通路4の上端部に遊技球流下通路4を整列通路3に結合するための結合片22が設けられており、遊技球流下通路4の下端部に遊技球流下通路4を払出部5に結合するための結合部23が設けられている。24及び25は遊技球流下通路4の左側部と右側部とを結合するための固定ネジをねじ込むためのネジ穴である。遊技球流下通路4の断面形状は、遊技球(以下、単に球と称する)Pを1個ずつ流下させるだけの大きさの略正方形である。遊技球流下通路4の入口からは、貯留タンク2及び整列通路3にて整列された球Pが1個ずつ流入するようになっている。   In FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, a connecting piece 22 for connecting the game ball flow path 4 to the alignment path 3 is provided at the upper end portion of the game ball flow path 4, and the game ball is positioned at the lower end portion of the game ball flow path 4. A connecting portion 23 for connecting the flow-down passage 4 to the dispensing portion 5 is provided. Reference numerals 24 and 25 denote screw holes for screwing fixing screws for connecting the left side portion and the right side portion of the game ball flow down passage 4. The cross-sectional shape of the game ball flow-down passage 4 is a substantially square size that allows the game balls (hereinafter simply referred to as spheres) P to flow down one by one. The balls P aligned in the storage tank 2 and the alignment passage 3 flow in one by one from the entrance of the game ball flow-down passage 4.
遊技球流下通路4の一つの内面26に、表面が矩形上の複数の面状突起27−1〜27−8が離散して設けられている。図3に示すように、遊技球流下通路4の他の一つの内面28にも、表面が矩形上の複数の面状突起29−1〜29−8が離散して設けられている。面状突起の表面は図2及び図3では斜線で示してある。面状突起27−1〜27−8及び29−1〜29−8の各々は、内面26に設けられた一つの面状突起、例えば面状突起27−1と、その内面26に隣接する内面、例えば内面28に設けられた面状突起29−1とが、球Pの流下方向に隙間なく連続するようにして設けられている。   A plurality of planar protrusions 27-1 to 27-8 having a rectangular surface are discretely provided on one inner surface 26 of the game ball flow path 4. As shown in FIG. 3, a plurality of planar protrusions 29-1 to 29-8 having a rectangular surface are also provided discretely on the other inner surface 28 of the game ball flow path 4. The surface of the planar protrusion is indicated by hatching in FIGS. Each of the planar protrusions 27-1 to 27-8 and 29-1 to 29-8 is one planar protrusion provided on the inner surface 26, for example, the planar protrusion 27-1 and an inner surface adjacent to the inner surface 26. For example, the planar protrusion 29-1 provided on the inner surface 28 is provided so as to be continuous without a gap in the flow-down direction of the sphere P.
図2及び図3には示されていないが、他の2つの内面にも図2及び図3に示したものと同様の面状突起が設けられている。   Although not shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the other two inner surfaces are provided with planar protrusions similar to those shown in FIGS. 2 and 3.
遊技球流下通路4は、その内部の全ての位置において球Pの1個分のみを通過させる幅を有する。   The game ball flow-down passage 4 has a width that allows only one of the balls P to pass through at all positions inside the game ball flow-down passage 4.
面状突起は隣接する内面上で球Pの流下方向に重なり合う部分を有している。例えば、内面26上に設けられた面状突起27−1とその内面27に隣接する内面28上に設けられた面状突起29−1とは球Pの流下方向に重なり合う部分30を有している。他の面状突起の全ても同様に重なり合う部分を有している。   The planar protrusion has a portion that overlaps in the flow-down direction of the sphere P on the adjacent inner surface. For example, the planar protrusion 27-1 provided on the inner surface 26 and the planar protrusion 29-1 provided on the inner surface 28 adjacent to the inner surface 27 have a portion 30 that overlaps the flow direction of the sphere P. Yes. All other planar protrusions also have overlapping portions.
内面の一つに設けられた面状突起の中心部分と他の内面に設けられた面状突起の中心部分との球Pの流下方向における位置は異なっている。例えば、面26に設けられた面状突起27−1の中心部分31と面28上に設けられた面状突起29−1の中心部分32との球Pの流下方向における位置は異なっている。
なお、遊技球流下通路4の上部に斜線で示した部分29は線状突起であり、本例においてはこの部分に面状突起を設けるスペースがなかったので線状突起にしたものであり、スペースが十分であれば面状突起にしてもよい。
The positions of the central portions of the planar protrusions provided on one of the inner surfaces and the central portions of the planar protrusions provided on the other inner surface are different in the flow-down direction of the sphere P. For example, the positions of the central portion 31 of the planar protrusion 27-1 provided on the surface 26 and the central portion 32 of the planar protrusion 29-1 provided on the surface 28 in the flow-down direction of the sphere P are different.
The portion 29 indicated by hatching in the upper part of the game ball flow-down passage 4 is a linear projection, and in this example, there is no space for providing a planar projection in this portion. If is sufficient, it may be a planar protrusion.
遊技球流下通路4に進入した球Pは、遊技球流下通路4内に設けた面状突起27−1〜27−8、29−1〜29−8及び図2、図3には図示しない他の内面上の面状突起に衝突させることにより、その落下速度が減速されて、1個ずつ払出部5へと導かれる。払出部5では遊技球流下通路4より流入した球Pを制御部(図示せず)からの制御信号にしたがって、所定個数の球を受皿(上皿または下皿)へと払出す。遊技球流下通路4はその主たる構成が、通路の前後を形成する樹脂性部材から成っており、その樹脂性部材はネジ穴24、25に固定ネジをねじ込むことにより互いに固定されている。   The balls P that have entered the game ball flow path 4 are not shown in FIG. 2 and FIG. 3 and the planar protrusions 27-1 to 27-8 and 29-1 to 29-8 provided in the game ball flow path 4. By making it collide with the planar protrusion on the inner surface, the falling speed is reduced and guided one by one to the dispensing unit 5. The payout unit 5 pays out a predetermined number of balls to the tray (upper plate or lower plate) according to a control signal from the control unit (not shown). The main structure of the game ball lowering passage 4 is formed of a resin member that forms the front and rear of the passage, and the resin member is fixed to each other by screwing fixing screws into the screw holes 24 and 25.
図4は遊技球流下通路4を上から見た平面図、図5の(A)は図4の線A−Aに沿って切断した状態を示す断面図、図5の(B)は図4の線B−Bに沿って切断した状態を示す断面図である。   4 is a plan view of the game ball flow path 4 as viewed from above, FIG. 5A is a sectional view taken along line AA in FIG. 4, and FIG. 5B is FIG. It is sectional drawing which shows the state cut | disconnected along line BB.
図5の(A)において、遊技球流下通路4の内面26上に面状突起27−1〜27−8が設けられており、内面26に対向する内面50上に面状突起51−1〜51−9が設けられている。   In FIG. 5A, planar protrusions 27-1 to 27-8 are provided on the inner surface 26 of the game ball flow path 4, and the planar protrusions 51-1 to 51-1 are formed on the inner surface 50 facing the inner surface 26. 51-9 is provided.
同様に、図5の(B)において、遊技球流下通路4の内面28上に面状突起29−1〜29−8が設けられており、内面28に対向する内面52上に面状突起53−1〜53−9が設けられている。
図5の(A)及び(B)において、54は面状突起53−6の上端辺のテーパ部を示しており、55は面状突起53−6の下端部を示している。通路内の他の横二重線及び横一重線も同様である。
Similarly, in FIG. 5B, planar protrusions 29-1 to 29-8 are provided on the inner surface 28 of the game ball flow path 4, and the planar protrusion 53 is formed on the inner surface 52 facing the inner surface 28. -1 to 53-9 are provided.
5A and 5B, reference numeral 54 denotes a tapered portion at the upper end side of the planar protrusion 53-6, and reference numeral 55 denotes a lower end portion of the planar protrusion 53-6. The same applies to the other horizontal double lines and horizontal single lines in the passage.
図2から図5により分かるように、面状突起は上方から、27−1、29−1、51−1、53−1、27−2、…の順に、四面に形成されている。   As can be seen from FIG. 2 to FIG. 5, the planar protrusions are formed on four sides from the top in the order of 27-1, 29-1, 51-1, 53-1, 27-2,.
図5の(A)において,aは面50上の面状突起の上面と対向する面26との隙間寸法であり、球1個分の直径よりも少し広くなっている。また寸法bは対向する面状突起間の最短隙間であり、これも球1個分の直径よりも少し広くなっている。そして、寸法cは対向する面状突起間の隙間の水平方向、すなわち遊技球流下通路4の断面方向の距離であり、これは球1個分の直径よりも狭くなっている。また図5の(B)における寸法a’、b’、c’はそれぞれ図5の(A)における寸法a、b、cと同義である。   In FIG. 5A, a is a gap dimension between the upper surface of the planar protrusion on the surface 50 and the surface 26 facing the surface, and is slightly wider than the diameter of one sphere. The dimension b is the shortest gap between the opposing planar protrusions, which is also slightly wider than the diameter of one sphere. The dimension c is the distance in the horizontal direction of the gap between the planar protrusions facing each other, that is, the distance in the cross-sectional direction of the game ball flow-down passage 4, which is narrower than the diameter of one sphere. Also, the dimensions a ′, b ′, and c ′ in FIG. 5B have the same meanings as the dimensions a, b, and c in FIG.
以上のような面状突起の構成により、遊技球流下通路4の上方より進入した球Pは、面状突起と衝突せずに落下することは不可能となる。   Due to the configuration of the planar protrusion as described above, the ball P that has entered from above the gaming ball flow-down passage 4 cannot fall without colliding with the planar protrusion.
また、図5の(B)において、面状突起29−2(α)と面状突起53−2(β)の間に面状突起51−2(γ)が存在するので、面状突起29−2(α)に衝突した球Pは面状突起53−2(β)に衝突する前に面状突起51−2(γ)に衝突する。この状態をP’とする。面状突起29−2(α)から面状突起51−2(γ)までの距離はLである。同様に、面状突起51−2(γ)から面状突起53−2(β)までの距離もLである。この距離Lは後に図10により詳述するように、対向する二つの内面のみに単なる線状の突起を設けた場合の突起間の落下距離L’より短いので、面状突起に球Pが衝突する力は小さくなる。   Further, in FIG. 5B, since the planar protrusion 51-2 (γ) exists between the planar protrusion 29-2 (α) and the planar protrusion 53-2 (β), the planar protrusion 29 The ball P that collided with -2 (α) collides with the planar projection 51-2 (γ) before colliding with the planar projection 53-2 (β). This state is P ′. The distance from the planar protrusion 29-2 (α) to the planar protrusion 51-2 (γ) is L. Similarly, the distance from the planar protrusion 51-2 (γ) to the planar protrusion 53-2 (β) is also L. As will be described in detail later with reference to FIG. 10, since this distance L is shorter than the drop distance L ′ between the projections when only a linear projection is provided on two opposing inner surfaces, the sphere P collides with the planar projection. The force to do becomes smaller.
次に本実施の形態による遊技球流下通路4を用いた場合の球Pの動作を説明する。
図6の(A)〜(H)は遊技球流下通路4を球Pが落下する様子を示す図である。
図6の(A)〜(C)は遊技球流下通路4を図5の(B)と同じ方向に切断した断面図、図6の(D)は遊技球流下通路4の正面図、図6の(E)〜(H)は遊技球流下通路4を上から見たときの図6の(A)〜(D)に対応する平面図である。
Next, the operation of the ball P when using the game ball flow path 4 according to the present embodiment will be described.
6A to 6H are views showing a state in which the ball P falls in the game ball flow path 4.
6 (A) to 6 (C) are cross-sectional views in which the game ball flow path 4 is cut in the same direction as FIG. 5 (B), FIG. 6 (D) is a front view of the game ball flow path 4, and FIG. (E) to (H) are plan views corresponding to (A) to (D) of FIG. 6 when the game ball flow path 4 is viewed from above.
例えば、図6の(A)に示す球Pの状態は遊技球流下通路4の左側面28に設けられた突起Qに衝突した状態を示しており図6の(E)はその状態を上から見た平面図である。球Pはこの後、落下して図6の(B)に示すように遊技球流下通路4の背面側の内面50(図5の(A)参照)に設けられた突起Rに衝突する。ここで図6の(F)はその状態を上から見た平面図である。   For example, the state of the ball P shown in FIG. 6A shows a state where the ball P collides with the protrusion Q provided on the left side surface 28 of the game ball lowering passage 4, and FIG. 6E shows the state from above. FIG. Thereafter, the ball P falls and collides with a protrusion R provided on the inner surface 50 (see FIG. 5A) on the back side of the game ball flow-down passage 4 as shown in FIG. 6B. Here, FIG. 6F is a plan view of the state as viewed from above.
同様に球Pは図6の(C)に示す遊技球流下通路4の右側面52に設けられた突起S、図6の(D)に示す遊技球流下通路4の手前面26(図5の(A)参照)に設けられた突起Tへと順に落下衝突していき、その後はまた遊技球流下通路4の左側面28の突起に衝突し、上述の衝突を順次繰り返して落下していくことがわかる。また図6の(E)〜(F)への状態変化で四方の壁の突起に順に衝突していく様は、図中の矢印に示すように、時計回りに球Pが回転して落下する、すなわち略螺旋状態で落下することを示していることになる。   Similarly, the ball P has a protrusion S provided on the right side surface 52 of the game ball flow passage 4 shown in FIG. 6C, and the front face 26 of the game ball flow passage 4 shown in FIG. 6D (FIG. 5). (A) Refer to (1)) in order to drop and collide in order, and then collide with the projection on the left side surface 28 of the game ball flow path 4 again, and the above-mentioned collisions are repeated repeatedly to fall. I understand. Further, in order to sequentially collide with the protrusions on the four walls by the state change from (E) to (F) in FIG. 6, the sphere P rotates clockwise and falls as indicated by the arrows in the figure. In other words, it indicates that it falls in a substantially spiral state.
次に遊技球流下通路4内の効果を従来技術と比較して説明する。
図7の(A)は図5の(B)に示した遊技球流下通路4の断面を多数の球P1、P2、P3、P4、…、Pn、P(n+1)、…が密着して落下する際の球から遊技球流下通路4の内面に加わる圧力を説明する図、図7の(B)は図7の(A)の右側面図である。図8は図7の(A)を上から見た平面図である。
Next, the effect in the game ball downward passage 4 will be described in comparison with the prior art.
7A is a cross-sectional view of the game ball flow path 4 shown in FIG. 5B, and a large number of balls P1, P2, P3, P4,..., Pn, P (n + 1),. FIG. 7B is a right side view of FIG. 7A, illustrating a pressure applied to the inner surface of the game ball flow-down passage 4 from the ball at the time of playing. FIG. 8 is a plan view of FIG. 7A viewed from above.
図7の(A)及び(B)及び図8において、本発明の実施の形態により、遊技球流下通路4の左右及び前後の内面28、52、26、50にそれぞれ面状突起を設けたので、例えば積み上げられた球P2は、重力方向と反対側の方向にある球P1の圧力により内面52及び26に対して図の矢印カの方向に圧力を加える。同様に、球P3は、重力方向と反対側の方向にある球P2の圧力により内面28及び50に対して図の矢印ウの方向に圧力を加える。同様に、球P4は、重力方向と反対側の方向にある球P3の圧力により内面52及び50に対して図の矢印エの方向に圧力を加える。同様に、P(n+1)は、重力方向と反対側の方向にある球Pnの圧力により内面28及び26に対して図の矢印オの方向に圧力を加える。このように、本発明の実施の形態によれば、遊技球流下通路4の4つの内面で分散して球を支持しており、図12により後述する2面のみで球を支持する場合に比べて各面に作用する力が小さくなるので遊技球流下通路4の内面の強度を落とすことが可能になる。   7A and 7B and FIG. 8, according to the embodiment of the present invention, planar protrusions are provided on the left and right and front and rear inner surfaces 28, 52, 26, and 50 of the game ball flow passage 4, respectively. For example, the stacked sphere P2 applies pressure to the inner surfaces 52 and 26 in the direction of the arrow in the figure by the pressure of the sphere P1 in the direction opposite to the direction of gravity. Similarly, the sphere P3 applies pressure to the inner surfaces 28 and 50 in the direction of arrow C in the figure by the pressure of the sphere P2 in the direction opposite to the direction of gravity. Similarly, the sphere P4 applies pressure to the inner surfaces 52 and 50 in the direction of arrow D in the figure by the pressure of the sphere P3 in the direction opposite to the direction of gravity. Similarly, P (n + 1) applies pressure to the inner surfaces 28 and 26 in the direction of the arrow O in the figure by the pressure of the sphere Pn in the direction opposite to the direction of gravity. As described above, according to the embodiment of the present invention, the balls are dispersed and supported by the four inner surfaces of the game ball flow-down passage 4, and compared with the case where the balls are supported by only two surfaces described later with reference to FIG. Since the force acting on each surface is reduced, the strength of the inner surface of the game ball flow path 4 can be reduced.
図9は遊技球流下通路の対向する二つの内面のみに突起を互い違いに設けた場合の遊技球流下通路の上から見た平面図、図10は図9のC−C線断面図である。
図10に示した突起α’とβ’は図5の(B)における突起αとβと球の衝突位置は同じ高さで配置されている。今、図10の突起α’に衝突した球Pは次の突起β’に衝突するまでの距離をL‘とすると、自由落下のためこの距離L’だけ重力による加速を受けて増加した速度で突起に衝突することになる。これに対して図5の(B)に示した本発明の実施の形態における突起αと突起βの間には突起γが存在しており、突起αに衝突した球Pは突起βに衝突する前に突起γに衝突する。突起αから突起γまでの距離Lは明らかにL<L’であり、Lでの重力による自由落下による増速はLの場合と比較して小さく、突起に衝突する力は小さくなる。さらにγからβまでの距離も同じくL’に比べて小さくなる。
FIG. 9 is a plan view seen from above the game ball flow path when projections are alternately provided on only two opposing inner surfaces of the game ball flow path, and FIG. 10 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line CC of FIG.
The protrusions α ′ and β ′ shown in FIG. 10 are arranged at the same height at the collision positions of the protrusions α and β and the sphere in FIG. Now, assuming that the distance until the sphere P that collides with the projection α ′ in FIG. 10 collides with the next projection β ′ is L ′, the distance P ′ is increased by receiving the acceleration due to gravity due to the free fall. It will collide with the protrusion. On the other hand, there is a projection γ between the projection α and the projection β in the embodiment of the present invention shown in FIG. 5B, and the sphere P colliding with the projection α collides with the projection β. Collides with the projection γ before. The distance L from the projection α to the projection γ is clearly L <L ′, and the acceleration due to free fall due to gravity at L is smaller than that in the case of L, and the force colliding with the projection is small. Furthermore, the distance from γ to β is also smaller than L ′.
したがって、遊技球流下通路の対向する二つの内面のみに突起を互い違いに設けた場合と比較して、本発明の実施の形態により遊技球流下通路4の4つの内面に突起を設けた場合のほうが、各突起に対する衝突力が小さくなるので、遊技球流下通路の内面の強度を落とすことが可能になり、強度レベルを落とした材料を使用することができるようになる。この結果、遊技球流下通路の製造コストを低下させることができる。   Therefore, compared to the case where the protrusions are provided alternately only on the two opposing inner surfaces of the game ball flow passage, the case where the protrusions are provided on the four inner surfaces of the game ball flow passage 4 according to the embodiment of the present invention is more effective. Since the collision force with respect to each protrusion becomes small, it becomes possible to reduce the strength of the inner surface of the game ball flow-down passage and to use a material having a reduced strength level. As a result, the manufacturing cost of the game ball flow path can be reduced.
また、図1に示した払出部5が払出待機中で、遊技球流下通路4内に球が滞留している場合について考える。
図11は図10と同じく遊技球流下通路の対向する二つの内面のみに突起を互い違いに設けた場合遊技球流下通路に球が滞留している状態を示す正面図、図12は図11に示した遊技球流下通路を上から見た平面図である。
Also, consider a case where the payout unit 5 shown in FIG. 1 is waiting for payout and a ball stays in the game ball flow path 4.
FIG. 11 is a front view showing a state in which balls stay in the game ball flow path when protrusions are alternately provided on only two opposing inner surfaces of the game ball flow path, as in FIG. 10, and FIG. It is the top view which looked at the game ball downward passage which was seen from the top.
図11、図12に示した例では、突起α’及びβ’は遊技球流下通路101の左右方向の内面にのみ配置されているので、積上げられた球Pはそれぞれの上方の球圧により図の矢印ア、イの方向に圧力を受け、2つの方向のみで遊技球流下通路101が球を支持していることがわかる。これに対して図7の(A)及び(B)、図8に示すように本発明の実施の形態では、左右前後に面状突起を配置したため、積上げられた球は上方の球圧により図の矢印の方向に圧力を受け、4つの方向(矢印ウ〜カ)で分散して遊技球流下通路4の内面が球を支持していることになり、図11及び12に示した二つの内面のみに突起を配置する場よりも通路面にかかる圧力が小さくなることから、通路面の強度を落とすことが可能になる。   In the example shown in FIGS. 11 and 12, since the projections α ′ and β ′ are disposed only on the inner surface in the left-right direction of the game ball flow path 101, the stacked balls P are shown by their upper ball pressure. It can be seen that pressure is applied in the directions of arrows A and B, and that the game ball flow passage 101 supports the ball only in two directions. On the other hand, as shown in FIGS. 7A and 7B and FIG. 8, in the embodiment of the present invention, since the planar protrusions are arranged on the left and right and front and rear, the stacked spheres are shown by the upper ball pressure. Pressure is applied in the direction of the arrow of FIG. 11, and the inner surface of the game ball flow-down passage 4 supports the ball by being dispersed in four directions (arrows U to F), and the two inner surfaces shown in FIGS. Since the pressure applied to the passage surface is smaller than the position where the protrusion is disposed only on the surface, the strength of the passage surface can be reduced.
以上により、球の流下時の衝突を緩和し、球滞留時の球圧を分散させる構造にしたため、この遊技球流下通路の内面の強度レベルを落とすことができるため、耐摩耗性樹脂等を使用する必要が無くなり、コストダウンができるようになるになる。   As described above, the structure that reduces the collision of the ball when it flows and distributes the ball pressure when the ball stays can reduce the strength level of the inner surface of this game ball flow path, so wear-resistant resin is used. There is no need to do so, and the cost can be reduced.
ちなみに、本発明の実施の形態では、図10に示したような略線状の突状の突起(小型突起形状)ではなく、図2に示したような面状の突起を四方の通路面に形成し、上流から順に連続する形状としているので突起そのものの強度も向上させている。   Incidentally, in the embodiment of the present invention, instead of the substantially linear protrusions (small protrusions) as shown in FIG. 10, planar protrusions as shown in FIG. Since it is formed and has a continuous shape from the upstream, the strength of the protrusion itself is also improved.
なお、上述してきた実施形態は、本発明を説明するためのものであり、本発明はこの実施形態に限定されるものではない。たとえば、前記貯留タンクからの整列通路を2列以上にした場合はこの遊技球流下通路をその列数に合わせた数だけ併設することも可能である。また、遊技球流下通路4の断面形状は四角形に限定されず、任意の多角形の断面を有する遊技球流下通路にも本発明は適用可能である。   The embodiment described above is for explaining the present invention, and the present invention is not limited to this embodiment. For example, in the case where the alignment passages from the storage tank are arranged in two or more rows, it is possible to provide a number of game ball flow-down passages corresponding to the number of rows. Further, the cross-sectional shape of the game ball flow passage 4 is not limited to a quadrangle, and the present invention can also be applied to a game ball flow passage having an arbitrary polygonal cross section.
本発明の実施形態によるパチンコ遊技機の背面の概略斜視図である。It is a schematic perspective view of the back surface of the pachinko gaming machine according to the embodiment of the present invention. 本発明の実施形態による遊技球流下通路の分解斜視図である。It is a disassembled perspective view of the game ball downward passage by the embodiment of the present invention. 図2に示した遊技球流下通路の斜視断面図である。FIG. 3 is a perspective cross-sectional view of the game ball flow path shown in FIG. 2. 遊技球流下通路4を上から見た平面図である。It is the top view which looked at the game ball downward passage 4 from the top. (A)は図4の線A−Aに沿って切断した状態を示す断面図、(B)は図4の線B−Bに沿って切断した状態を示す断面図である。(A) is sectional drawing which shows the state cut | disconnected along line AA of FIG. 4, (B) is sectional drawing which shows the state cut | disconnected along line BB of FIG. (A)〜(H)は遊技球流下通路を球が落下する様子を示す図である。(A)-(H) is a figure which shows a mode that a ball | bowl falls in the game ball downflow path. (A)は図5の(B)に示した遊技球流下通路の断面を多数の球が密着して落下する際の球から遊技球流下通路の内面に加わる圧力を説明する図、(B)は(A)の右側面図である。(A) is a diagram for explaining the pressure applied to the inner surface of the game ball flow path from the ball when a large number of balls fall in close contact with the cross section of the game ball flow path shown in FIG. 5 (B), FIG. 4 is a right side view of (A). 図7の(A)を上から見た平面図である。It is the top view which looked at (A) of Drawing 7 from the top. 遊技球流下通路の対向する二つの内面のみに突起を互い違いに設けた場合の遊技球流下通路の上から見た平面図である。It is the top view seen from the top of the game ball flow path when protrusions are provided alternately only on two inner surfaces facing the game ball flow path. 図9のC−C線断面図である。It is CC sectional view taken on the line of FIG. 図10と同じく遊技球流下通路の対向する二つの内面のみに突起を互い違いに設けた場合に遊技球流下通路に球が滞留している状態を示す正面図である。FIG. 11 is a front view showing a state in which balls stay in the game ball flow path when protrusions are alternately provided on only two inner surfaces facing each other in the game ball flow path as in FIG. 10. 図11に示した遊技球流下通路を上から見た平面図である。It is the top view which looked at the game ball downward passage shown in FIG. 11 from the top.
符号の説明Explanation of symbols
1 パチンコ遊技機
2 貯留タンク
3 整列通路
4 遊技球流下通路
5 払出部
26、28、50、52 遊技球流下通路の内面
27−1〜27−8、29−1〜29−8、51−1〜51−8、53−1〜53−8 面状突起
P 球
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Pachinko machine 2 Reservoir tank 3 Alignment passage 4 Game ball downward passage 5 Dispensing part 26, 28, 50, 52 Inner surface of game ball downward passage 27-1 to 27-8, 29-1 to 29-8, 51-1 ~ 51-8, 53-1 to 53-8 Planar protrusion P Sphere

Claims (5)

  1. 重力方向に流下する遊技球を通過させる遊技球流下通路であって、前記遊技球の流下方向に垂直な断面の形状が多角形であり、前記遊技球流下通路の内面の各々に表面が矩形状の複数の面状突起が離散して設けられており、前記面状突起の各々は、前記内面の一つに設けられた一つの面状突起と、該一つの内面に隣接する内面に設けられた他の一つの面状突起とが、前記遊技球の流下方向に隙間なく連続するようにして設けられていることを特徴とする遊技球流下通路。   A game ball flow path for allowing a game ball flowing down in the direction of gravity to pass, wherein a cross-sectional shape perpendicular to the flow direction of the game ball is a polygon, and a surface is rectangular on each inner surface of the game ball flow path A plurality of planar protrusions are provided in a discrete manner, and each of the planar protrusions is provided on one inner protrusion adjacent to one inner surface and the inner surface adjacent to the one inner surface. A game ball downward passage characterized in that the other one of the planar protrusions is provided so as to be continuous without a gap in the downward direction of the game ball.
  2. 前記遊技球流下通路は、その内部の全ての位置において前記遊技球の1個分のみを通過させる幅を有することを特徴とする請求項1に記載の遊技球流下通路。   2. The game ball flow path according to claim 1, wherein the game ball flow path has a width that allows passage of only one game ball at all positions inside the game ball flow path. 3.
  3. 前記面状突起は隣接する内面上で前記遊技球の流下方向に重なり合う部分を有していることを特徴とする請求項1又は2に記載の遊技球流下通路。   The game ball flow path according to claim 1, wherein the planar protrusion has a portion that overlaps in the flow direction of the game ball on an adjacent inner surface.
  4. 前記内面の一つに設けられた前記面状突起の中心部分と他の内面に設けられた前記面状突起の中心部分との前記遊技球の流下方向における位置は異なっていることを特徴とする請求項1から3のいずれか一項に記載の遊技球流下通路。   A position of the central portion of the planar protrusion provided on one of the inner surfaces and a central portion of the planar protrusion provided on the other inner surface are different in the flow-down direction of the game ball. The game ball downward passage according to any one of claims 1 to 3.
  5. 多数個の遊技球を貯留する貯留部と、該貯留部に貯留された遊技球を整列させる整列部と、遊技球を下方へ流下させる縦型球通路と、遊技球を定められた数だけ払出す払出部を備えた遊技機において、前記縦型球通路は請求項1に記載の遊技球流下通路であることを特徴とする遊技機。   A storage section for storing a large number of game balls, an alignment section for aligning the game balls stored in the storage section, a vertical ball passage for allowing the game balls to flow downward, and a predetermined number of game balls are paid. 2. A gaming machine comprising a payout unit for dispensing, wherein the vertical ball passage is the game ball flow-down passage according to claim 1.
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