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JP2012102536A
JP2012102536A JP2010251864A JP2010251864A JP2012102536A JP 2012102536 A JP2012102536 A JP 2012102536A JP 2010251864 A JP2010251864 A JP 2010251864A JP 2010251864 A JP2010251864 A JP 2010251864A JP 2012102536 A JP2012102536 A JP 2012102536A
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Kazuhiro Takechi
和洋 武智
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a portable device capable of conducting a remote control of a control object through motion operation with no regard to direction of the portable device.SOLUTION: A portable device includes an acceleration sensor that detects a swing motion performed by a user based on a specific detection axis, and a key side control device for remote control of a vehicle by generating a control signal in accordance with a motion pattern of a plurality of those preliminarily set, which coincides with a detection result of the accelerator sensor, and transmitting the control signal. The portable device includes a slide switch 26 that slidably displaces to a first operation position and a second operation position. The key side control device sets a detection axis and positive/negative directions thereof based on the position at which the slide switch 26 is operated.

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  The present invention relates to a portable device that remotely controls a controlled object.

  2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, electronic keys (portable devices) that perform various controls such as door locking / unlocking through wireless communication with control objects such as vehicles and houses are known. The vehicle electronic key is provided with various switches such as a door switch and a door opening / closing switch for opening and closing a door window and a sliding door, in addition to a lock switch and an unlock switch for locking and unlocking the door. The user can perform various types of control of the control target as described above by operating each switch of the electronic key even at a position away from the control target.

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  With the increase in the number of functions of electronic keys, the number of switches mounted on the electronic keys tends to increase. For this reason, there is concern about an increase in the size of the electronic key. Therefore, a technique such as that of Patent Document 1 has been proposed. In other words, the electronic key described in Patent Document 1 has a built-in acceleration sensor. This acceleration sensor detects acceleration in a preset detection axis direction (X axis, Y axis, etc.). This detection axis direction serves as a reference for detecting the swing direction when the electronic key is swung (motion operation). The acceleration sensor detects acceleration only when a permission switch provided on the electronic key is pressed. When the electronic key is swung to draw a predetermined shape such as an S shape in a state where the permission switch is pressed, the acceleration sensor detects a change in acceleration associated therewith. The electronic key recognizes the movement pattern of the electronic key from the acceleration change mode, and transmits a control signal corresponding to the pattern to the control target, thereby performing various controls of the control target. This makes it possible to perform various types of control of the control target without providing a plurality of switches or the like on the electronic key. As a result, the enlargement of the electronic key can be suppressed.

  However, in this electronic key, the detection axis of the acceleration sensor is set in advance. For this reason, the direction of the acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor when the electronic key is swung is different depending on the direction of the portable device held by the user. When the electronic key is held as shown in FIG. 8A and when the electronic key is held as shown in FIG. 8B, the positive and negative of the X axis and the Y axis are reversed. Therefore, even when the user similarly swings the electronic key, the direction detected by the acceleration sensor differs between the state shown in FIG. 8A and the state shown in FIG. 8B. . That is, in the state shown in FIG. 8A and the state shown in FIG. 8B, different control signals are transmitted even when the user performs the same swing operation. For this reason, when performing a swing operation, the user must always be aware of the direction of the electronic key when gripped.

  The present invention has been made in view of such circumstances, and an object thereof is to provide a portable device capable of remotely controlling a controlled object through a motion operation without being aware of the orientation of the portable device.

  In order to solve the above problem, the invention according to claim 1 is a motion sensor that detects a swing operation by a user with a specific detection axis as a reference, and a plurality of motion patterns in which detection results of the motion sensor are preset. A control device that generates a control signal according to the motion pattern and transmits the control signal to the control target to perform remote operation of the control target. The portable device includes a switch that is operated when a plurality of operation positions are set and the swing operation is permitted, and the control device determines in which of the plurality of operation positions the switch is operated. Based on the user, the orientation of the portable device is recognized, and the detection axis and its positive / negative direction are set according to the recognized orientation of the portable device. The gist of the door.

  According to this configuration, the detection axis and its positive / negative direction can be set through the operation of the switch. Therefore, the user's swing direction based on the user matches the swing operation direction based on the portable device. Accordingly, the user can transmit a control signal intended by the user toward a control target through a swing operation of the portable device without being aware of the orientation of the portable device. As a result, the control intended by the user is performed on the control target.

The gist of the invention described in claim 2 is that, in the portable device described in claim 1, the switch has a reference position where the swing operation is invalidated.
According to this configuration, when the user does not wish to perform a swing operation, the user can suppress the control of the control target from being unintended by positioning the switch at the reference position.

  According to a third aspect of the present invention, in the portable device according to the second aspect, the switch is a slide switch that is displaced by sliding to the plurality of operation positions set across the reference position. The gist.

According to this configuration, the user can easily set the axial directions corresponding to a plurality of motion-on positions only by sliding the slide switch.
The gist of a fourth aspect of the present invention is that, in the portable device according to the third aspect, the control device sets the detection axis direction with the slide direction of the slide switch as a positive direction.

  According to this configuration, an axial direction in which the slide direction of the slide switch operated by the user is the positive direction is set in the control device. Thereby, the user can easily recognize the axial direction set in the portable device.

  The gist of the fifth aspect of the present invention is that, in the portable device according to the third aspect, the slide switch always returns to the reference position when released from a user operation.

According to this configuration, when the user does not want the motion operation, the user can suppress the unintended motion operation by positioning the switch at the reference position.
The invention according to claim 6 is the portable device according to any one of claims 3 to 5, wherein the portable device has a rectangular parallelepiped shape, and a sliding direction of the slide switch is a longitudinal direction of the portable device. To be consistent with

  According to this configuration, it is possible to provide a portable device that is easy for the user to hold and has good operability.

  In the present invention, it is possible to provide a portable device capable of remotely controlling a control target through a motion operation without being aware of the orientation of the portable device.

1 is a block diagram showing a schematic configuration of an electronic key system according to an embodiment. The perspective view of the electronic key of this embodiment. (A) is a slide switch of an electronic key when the slide switch is located at a reference position, (b) is located at a first operation position, and (c) is a slide switch of an electronic key when located at a second operation position. The top view of a part. Sectional drawing in the AA of FIG. The perspective view which shows the operation mode of the slide switch in the state which the user hold | gripped the electronic key. (A) is a side view of an electronic key showing another embodiment, (b) is a side view of the electronic key when the seesaw switch shown in (a) is operated. The top view of the electronic key which shows other embodiment. (A) is a schematic diagram showing an acceleration detection axis of a portable device of a conventional form, and (b) is a schematic diagram showing an acceleration detection axis of the portable device when the orientation of the portable device shown in (a) is turned upside down.

Hereinafter, an embodiment in which the present invention is embodied in a vehicle electronic key system will be described.
As shown in FIG. 1, an electronic key system 1 is mounted on the vehicle. In the electronic key system 1, unidirectional communication by radio signals is possible between the electronic key 20 (transmitting side) possessed by the user of the vehicle and the vehicle 10 (receiving side).

(Electronic key 20)
As shown in FIG. 1, the electronic key 20 includes a key-side control device 21, an acceleration sensor 23, a transmission circuit 24, a transmission antenna 25, a slide switch 26, a lock switch 27a, and an unlock switch 27b. ing. The lock switch 27a and the unlock switch 27b are push type switches, and the slide switch 26 is a slide type switch. The slide switch 26 slides between the first operation position and the second operation position. A reference position is provided between the first operation position and the second operation position.

  The acceleration sensor 23 functions as a motion sensor that detects a swinging motion of the electronic key 20 by the user. That is, the acceleration sensor 23 outputs a voltage corresponding to the acceleration generated when the electronic key 20 is shaken to the key control device 21 as a detection result. The acceleration sensor 23 in the present embodiment can detect acceleration in three axis directions (X axis, Y axis, Z axis in the XYZ coordinate system). The acceleration sensor 23 may be a mechanical type, an optical type, a semiconductor type, or the like, but may be any type as long as it can be incorporated in the electronic key 20 and can detect acceleration based on a swing operation.

  The key-side control device 21 includes a nonvolatile memory 21a, and an ID code unique to the electronic key 20 is stored in the memory 21a. The key-side control device 21 determines the presence / absence of the swing operation and the direction of the swing operation based on the detection result of the acceleration sensor 23.

  When the lock switch 27a is operated, an operation signal indicating that is output to the key-side control device 21. When the key-side control device 21 recognizes that the lock switch 27a is operated through the operation signal, the key-side control device 21 generates a lock request signal including an ID code and a code requesting to lock the door, and outputs the lock request signal to the transmission circuit 24. . The transmission circuit 24 modulates the lock request signal input from the key-side control device 21 into a predetermined frequency band and transmits it as a radio wave from the transmission antenna 25. In the present embodiment, the predetermined frequency band is a UHF (Ultra High Frequency) band.

  Similarly, when the unlock switch 27 b is operated, an operation signal indicating that is output to the key-side control device 21. When the key-side control device 21 recognizes that the unlock switch 27b is operated, the key-side control device 21 generates an unlock request signal including an ID code and a code requesting to lock the door, and sends it to the transmission circuit 24. Output.

  As shown in FIG. 1, when the slide switch 26 is slid, its contact state is switched corresponding to the reference position, the first operation position, and the second operation position. When the key-side control device 21 recognizes that the slide switch 26 has shifted from the contact state corresponding to the reference position to the contact state corresponding to the first operation position, the key-side control device 21 sets the first detection axis direction. Conversely, when the slide switch 26 recognizes that the contact state corresponding to the reference position has shifted to the contact state corresponding to the second operation position, the second detection axis direction is set. The first and second detection axis directions refer to the entire coordinate system represented by the X axis, the Y axis, and the Z axis. The key-side control device 21 in which the first or second detection axis direction is set is in a motion operation enabled state in which the motion operation is permitted. Based on the voltage from the acceleration sensor 23, the key-side control device 21 in this state determines the presence / absence and direction of the swinging operation of the electronic key 20 by the user. If the swing operation is a predetermined operation, a control signal corresponding to the predetermined operation is generated and output to the transmission circuit 24. The transmission circuit 24 modulates the control signal input from the key-side control device 21 into the UHF band, and transmits it as a radio wave from the transmission antenna 25. The key-side control device 21 does not recognize that the slide switch 26 recognizes that it is in a contact state corresponding to the reference position or that it is in a contact state corresponding to the first and second operation positions. At this time, the presence / absence of the swing operation is not determined regardless of the detection result of the acceleration sensor 23.

  In this example, in the motion operation valid state, as shown in FIG. 2, when the key side control device 21 recognizes that the electronic key 20 has been swung in a clockwise manner, the ID code and the right side A door opening request signal including a code for requesting opening of the sliding door is generated. When the key-side control device 21 recognizes that the electronic key 20 has been swung in such a manner that the electronic key 20 is rotated counterclockwise, a door opening request signal including an ID code and a code requesting to open the left sliding door Is generated. The generated door opening request signal is output to the transmission circuit 24. The transmission circuit 24 modulates the input door opening request signal into the UHF band, and transmits it as a radio wave from the transmission antenna 25.

  The key-side control device 21 does not generate an unlock request signal when it recognizes that the slide switch 26 has shifted from the contact state corresponding to the first and second operation positions to the contact state corresponding to the reference position.

(Vehicle 10)
As shown in FIG. 1, the vehicle 10 includes an in-vehicle control device 11, a receiving circuit 14, a receiving antenna 15, a door lock device 16, and a power slide door device 17. The receiving antenna 15 receives various request signals (locking request signal, unlocking request signal, door opening request signal) transmitted from the electronic key 20. Here, a case where a lock request signal is received will be described. The receiving circuit 14 demodulates the lock request signal received by the receiving antenna 15 and outputs it to the in-vehicle control device 11.

  The vehicle-mounted control device 11 includes a nonvolatile memory 11a, and the same ID code as the ID code of the electronic key 20 is stored in the memory 11a. The vehicle-mounted control device 11 locks the vehicle door via the door lock device 16 when collation between the ID code included in the lock request signal and the ID code stored in the memory 11a is established. Similarly, when the unlock request signal is received, the vehicle door is unlocked via the door lock device 16 when the ID code is verified. In addition, when the door opening request signal is received, the sliding door on the side (right side or left side) that requests the opening included in the door opening request signal via the power sliding door device 17 when the ID code is verified. Is released.

Next, the configuration of the slide switch 26 will be described.
As shown in FIG. 2, the electronic key 20 is covered with a rectangular parallelepiped case 32 made of resin. The slide switch 26 is provided on the same surface of the case 32 together with the lock switch 27a and the unlock switch 27b.

  As shown in FIG. 4, an operation hole 28 extending in the longitudinal direction is formed on the surface of the case 32. A rectangular parallelepiped slide switch 26 is inserted into the operation hole 28 between the upper wall and the lower wall via elastic springs 31a and 31b. The elastic spring 31a always biases the slide switch 26 downward and the elastic spring 31b upwards, respectively. The elastic springs 31a and 31b have the same elastic force. The upper end of the operation hole 28 is the first operation position, the lower end is the second operation position, and the middle between these positions is the reference position. The slide switch 26 is maintained at the reference position by the elastic springs 31a and 31b. An operation portion 26 a that protrudes to the front side is provided at the center of the slide switch 26. The user can displace the slide switch 26 to the first or second operation position by operating the operation unit 26a with a finger or the like against the elastic force of the elastic springs 31a and 31b. When the slide switch 26 is operated to the first or second operation position, the key-side control device 21 sets the first or second detection axis direction corresponding to the first or second operation position. In this way, the key-side control device 21 can process acceleration information from the acceleration sensor 23. When the operation of the operation unit 26a is released in a state where the slide switch 26 is displaced to the first or second operation position, the slide switch 26 is elasticized to the reference position by the elastic force of the elastic springs 31a and 31b. Return. At this time, the detection axis direction set in the key-side control device 21 is also released. That is, only when the slide switch 26 is operated to the first or second operation position, the detection axis direction is set and the electronic key 20 can be swung.

  As shown in FIG. 4, the electronic key 20 includes a moderation mechanism that gives the user a sense of moderation when performing a slide operation to each position. As shown in FIG. 4, the moderation mechanism includes a moderation spring 33 and a metal ball 34. A storage hole 35 is formed on the back surface of the operation portion 26a (the right surface in FIG. 4). A coiled moderation spring 33 is provided on the bottom surface of the storage hole 35. Due to the elastic force of the moderation spring 33, the ball 34 in the storage hole 35 is urged against the contact surface 32a of the case 32 facing the back surface of the operation portion 26a. As the operation unit 26a slides, the ball 34 slides on the contact surface 32a. The contact surface 32a is provided with moderation holes 36a to 36c into which a part of the ball 34 (right part in FIG. 4) enters. The moderation holes 36a to 36c are provided corresponding to the reference position and the first and second operation positions, respectively. For example, when the operation unit 26a is slid from the reference position to the first operation position, the ball 34 slides on the contact surface 32a and enters the moderation hole 36b. In order to slide the operation unit 26a from this state, it is necessary to operate the ball 34 with an operation force that allows the ball 34 to escape from the moderation hole 36b. Thereby, when the operation unit 26a is operated to each position, a certain moderation feeling is given to the user.

  This moderation mechanism also serves as a position detection mechanism for the slide switch 26. More specifically, fixed contacts 37b and 37c connected to the key-side control device 21 (not shown in the figure) are provided at the bottoms of the moderation holes 36b and 36c. The movable contact for this is a metal ball 34. For example, when the slide switch 26 is slid to the first operating position, the ball 34 enters the moderation hole 36b and contacts the fixed contact 37b. To do. In this way, the key-side control device 21 recognizes that the slide switch 26 is in the first or second operation position when one of the circuits of each fixed contact is energized.

  When the key-side control device 21 detects the movement of the slide switch 26 to the first or second detection position, the key-side control device 21 performs first or second detection corresponding to the detection position in order to process acceleration information from the acceleration sensor 23. Set the axial direction. When the key-side control device 21 detects that the slide switch 26 is operated upward from the reference position shown in FIG. 3A and is operated to the first operation position, the key-side control device 21 shown in FIG. In this way, the positive Y-axis direction is set toward the upper side, and the positive X-axis direction is set toward the right side. On the contrary, when it is detected that the slide switch 26 is operated downward and is operated to the second operation position, as shown in FIG. 3B, the positive Y-axis direction is changed downward. The positive X-axis direction is set toward the left side. Note that the Z-axis direction is set vertically upward on the paper regardless of the operation position of the slide switch 26.

  As shown in FIG. 5, the direction of the detection axis is set assuming that the user operates the slide switch 26 with the thumb while holding the electronic key 20. Usually, when setting an axial direction including positive and negative, a reference is required. For example, the right is the direction that corresponds to the west when it faces the south. That is, the axial direction is often set with the direction in which it is facing, that is, the forward direction being positive. The key-side control device 21 of this example sets the direction in which the slide switch 26 is operated as the positive direction of the Y axis. The right direction of the electronic key 20 is set as the positive direction of the X axis. Thus, the forward and left / right directions assumed by the user through the slide operation of the slide switch 26 coincide with the positive direction of the Y axis and the positive / negative direction of the X axis of the electronic key 20. Thus, the user can operate the electronic key 20 without being aware of the orientation of the held electronic key 20.

  When the slide switch 26 is operated, the key-side control device 21 processes information from the acceleration sensor 23 with reference to the detection axis direction set according to the operation position. Thus, the key-side control device 21 can detect the swing direction of the electronic key 20 when detecting a change in acceleration due to a user's motion operation. Thereby, the key-side control device 21 generates a control signal corresponding to the swing direction and transmits the control signal to the vehicle 10 via the transmission circuit 24 and the transmission antenna 25. For example, the slide door on the right side of the vehicle can be opened by operating the operation unit 26a at a stroke from the reference position to the first operation position and then performing a clockwise swing operation.

  According to the above configuration, when the user performs a motion operation on the electronic key 20, the left-right direction (axial direction) assumed by the user matches the left-right direction (detected axis direction) detected by the key-side control device 21. To do. For this reason, in a vehicle, control which a user intends is performed by a user's swing operation.

As described above in detail, according to the present embodiment, the following effects can be obtained.
(1) The electronic key 20 recognizes the orientation of the portable device based on the user when the slide switch 26 is slid to the first or second operation position. The electronic key 20 (key side control device 21) sets the detection axis direction of the acceleration sensor 23 in accordance with the recognized orientation of the portable device. Thereby, the user can make the direction based on the user coincide with the detection axis direction of the acceleration sensor 23 without being aware of the direction in which the electronic key 20 is held. For this reason, when a motion operation is performed on the electronic key 20, the electronic key 20 can transmit a control signal that matches the user's intention toward the control target. As a result, the control intended by the user is performed in the vehicle to be controlled.

  (2) A reference position where the detection axis direction of the electronic key 20 is not set is provided between the first operation position and the second operation position. Thereby, when the slide switch 26 is set to the reference position, the detection axis direction of the acceleration sensor 23 is not set in the key-side control device 21. For this reason, the key-side control device 21 does not process information from the acceleration sensor 23. That is, by setting the slide switch 26 as the reference position, the user can suppress an unintended motion operation.

  (3) A slide switch 26 is provided as a switch for setting the detection axis direction of the electronic key 20. Thus, the user can easily set the detection axis directions corresponding to the first and second operation positions by simply sliding the slide switch 26.

(4) The detection axis direction of the electronic key 20 is set with the slide direction of the slide switch 26 as the front. Thereby, the user can recognize easily about the left-right direction.
(5) The slide switch 26 is provided between the elastic springs 31a and 31b having the same elastic force. Thus, when the slide switch 26 is released from the user's operation, the slide switch 26 returns to the reference position set in the middle between the first operation position and the second operation position. Thereby, the motion operation which a user does not intend can be suppressed more reliably.

  (6) The electronic key 20 is formed in a rectangular parallelepiped shape. The slide direction of the slide switch 26 is the longitudinal direction of the electronic key 20. As a result, the user can carry the electronic key 20 that is easy to hold and has good operability of the slide switch 26.

In addition, you may change the said embodiment as follows.
In the above embodiment, the slide switch 26 is employed, and the detection axis direction of the electronic key 20 is determined according to the direction in which the slide switch 26 is operated. However, the switch employed for determining the detection axis direction is not limited to the slide switch, and may be a seesaw switch 40 as shown in FIG. 6A, for example. In this case, as shown in FIG. 6B, the direction in which the user is operating is set as the front, that is, the positive Y-axis direction. In this case, the vertical upward direction on the paper is the positive X-axis direction, that is, the right direction. Even in this case, the user can use the electronic key 20 without being aware of the direction of holding the electronic key 20 only by operating the seesaw switch.

  In the above embodiment, the operation hole 28 is not necessarily formed along the longitudinal direction of the electronic key 20. For example, you may form along a transversal direction. Even in this case, the user can use the electronic key 20 without being aware of the direction of holding the electronic key 20 only by operating the slide switch 26. Moreover, you may combine both. That is, as shown in FIG. 7, an operation hole 41 extending in a cross shape is provided on the surface of the case 32 along the longitudinal direction and the short direction. The operation hole 41 is provided with a slide switch 42 that can slide along the hole. By doing in this way, compared with the case where the operation hole extended in one direction is employ | adopted, it becomes possible to provide many operation positions of a slide switch. Accordingly, the degree of freedom in the direction in which the user holds the electronic key 20 is improved.

  In the above embodiment, the detection axis direction of the electronic key 20 is set with the slide direction of the slide switch 26 as the front, but the slide direction may be set as the rear. Even in this way, the user can easily recognize the horizontal direction. Also, a unique direction may be set regardless of the sliding direction. For example, the detection axis direction of the electronic key 20 is set to be shifted by 10 ° with respect to the slide direction of the slide switch 26. Even in this way, the user can set the detection axis direction intended for the electronic key 20.

In the above embodiment, the shape of the case 32 of the electronic key 20 is not limited to a rectangular parallelepiped shape. For example, an oval shape with a rounded corner may be used.
In the above embodiment, the lock switch 27a and the unlock switch 27b are push switches. However, the functions of the lock switch 27a, the unlock switch 27b, or both switches may be incorporated in the slide switch 26. Specifically, in addition to the first and second operation positions, third and fourth operation positions are provided. For example, the third operation position is a lock position, and the fourth operation position is an unlock position. To do. When the slide switch 26 is slid from the reference position to the locked position, a lock request signal is transmitted, and when the slide switch 26 is operated to the unlock position, an unlock request signal is transmitted. By providing the lock position and the unlock position in this way, the user can perform all operations related to locking and unlocking of the vehicle door and opening of the slide door with the slide switch 26. Therefore, convenience is further improved.

  In the above embodiment, the elastic springs 31a and 31b are not necessarily provided. That is, it is not necessary for the slide switch 26 released from the user operation to automatically return to the reference position. In this case, since the slide switch 26 is held at the first or second operation position, the user can easily recognize that the slide switch 26 has reached the first or second operation position. Further, in the case of this configuration, the user can swing the electronic key 20 with the finger released from the slide switch 26.

  In the above embodiment, the acceleration sensor 23 is provided as a motion sensor. However, if it is a motion sensor, it is not limited to the acceleration sensor 23, For example, a speed sensor may be sufficient.

  In the above embodiment, the motion operation valid state is maintained as long as the slide switch 26 is held at the first or second operation position. However, a time limit may be set for the motion operation enabled state. For example, if the slide switch 26 is held at the first or second operation position for 5 seconds or more, the motion operation valid state is released. Thereby, for example, even if the user unintentionally holds the slide switch 26 in the motion-on position, the motion operation valid state is canceled after a predetermined time has elapsed. Therefore, erroneous operation of the electronic key 20 is suppressed.

  In the embodiment described above, the slide door can be opened by operating the slide switch 26 to be positioned at the first or second operation position and swinging the electronic key 20. However, the control target associated with the swinging operation of the electronic key 20 is not limited to the slide door, and may be, for example, a hinge type vehicle door or a door window. For example, in the case of a door window, the door window moves in the closing direction when the electronic key 20 is swung upward, and the door window moves in the opening direction when the electronic key 20 is swung downward.

  In the above embodiment, the motion operation is enabled only during the period in which the slide switch 26 is maintained at the first or second operation position. However, once the slide switch 26 is slid to the first or second operation position, the motion operation may be enabled for a certain period. In this case, the user can slide the slide switch 26 to the first or second operation position and then perform a swinging operation with the finger released from the slide switch 26.

  The return mechanism and the moderation mechanism in the above embodiment are examples, and the positions of the elastic springs 31a and 31b, the moderation spring 33, the ball 34, and the like are not limited to this as long as their functions can be exhibited. The configurations of the return mechanism and the moderation mechanism are not limited to the above embodiment.

  In the above embodiment, the slide switch 26 is arranged from the upper side in the order of the first operation position, the reference position, and the second operation position. However, the arrangement of each position is not limited to this. For example, the first operation position may be disposed between the reference position and the second operation position. Further, the reference position may be omitted. In this case, when the slide switch 26 is operated to the first or second operation position, the position is maintained even if the user's operation force on the slide switch 26 is released. That is, the return mechanism is omitted. In this case, similarly to the above, when the slide switch 26 is slid to the first or second operation position, the motion operation is enabled only for a certain period.

  In the above-described embodiment, the moderation mechanism including the moderation spring 33 and the ball 34 that provide the user with a certain moderation sense when the slide switch 26 reaches each position is provided, but this may be omitted. .

  In the above embodiment, the control target is a vehicle, but is not limited to this, and may be, for example, a residential door.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 ... Electronic key system, 10 ... Vehicle, 11 ... Vehicle-mounted control apparatus, 11a, 21a ... Memory, 14 ... Reception circuit, 15 ... Reception antenna, 16 ... Door lock apparatus, 17 ... Power slide door apparatus, 20 ... Electronic key, DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 21 ... Key side control apparatus, 23 ... Acceleration sensor, 24 ... Transmission circuit, 25 ... Transmission antenna, 26, 42 ... Slide switch, 26a ... Operation part, 27a ... Lock switch, 27b ... Unlock switch, 28, 41 ... Operation Holes, 31a, 31b ... elastic springs, 32 ... case, 32a ... contact surface, 33 ... moderation spring, 34 ... balls, 35 ... storage holes, 36a, 36b, 36c ... moderation holes, 37b, 37c ... fixed contacts, 40 ... Seesaw switch.

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  1. When it is determined that a motion sensor that detects a swing operation by a user based on a specific detection axis and the detection result of the motion sensor matches one of a plurality of preset motion patterns, the motion pattern In a portable device including a control device that generates a corresponding control signal and transmits the control signal to the control target to perform remote operation of the control target.
    A plurality of operation positions are set, and includes a switch operated when the swing operation is permitted.
    The control device recognizes the orientation of the portable device based on a user based on which of the plurality of operation positions the switch is operated, and adjusts the detection axis and the detection axis according to the recognized orientation of the portable device. A portable device that sets its positive and negative directions.
  2. The portable device according to claim 1,
    The switch is a portable device having a reference position where the swing operation is invalidated.
  3. The portable device according to claim 2, wherein
    The portable device is a slide switch that is displaced by sliding to the plurality of operation positions set across the reference position.
  4. The portable device according to claim 3,
    The control device is a portable device that sets a detection axis direction with a slide direction of the slide switch as a positive direction.
  5. The portable device according to claim 3,
    When the slide switch is released from a user operation, the portable switch always returns to the reference position.
  6. In the portable machine as described in any one of Claims 3-5,
    The portable device has a rectangular parallelepiped shape, and a sliding direction of the slide switch coincides with a longitudinal direction of the portable device.
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