JP2014230137A - Remote controller and remote control system - Google Patents

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JP2014230137A
JP2014230137A JP2013108917A JP2013108917A JP2014230137A JP 2014230137 A JP2014230137 A JP 2014230137A JP 2013108917 A JP2013108917 A JP 2013108917A JP 2013108917 A JP2013108917 A JP 2013108917A JP 2014230137 A JP2014230137 A JP 2014230137A
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啓貴 酒井
Hirotaka Sakai
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In a remote control device and a remote control system having a switch for switching between supply and stop of power supply from a power supply unit, a state in which power is reliably supplied during use is maintained while reducing power consumption when not in use. A remote control device and a remote control system capable of exhibiting an operation function are provided. In this remote control device 10, a power supply unit 15 that supplies power to the remote control device 10 body, an operation unit 11 that is disposed on a front surface 10a (operation surface) and receives an operation by a user, and a position held by the user. And a switch 12 that is turned on when the user grips the main body of the remote control device 10 and supplies power from the power supply unit 15 when in use in the on state. [Selection] Figure 1

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  The present invention relates to a remote control device and a remote control system, and more particularly, to a remote control device and a remote control system including a switch for switching power supply (on state) and supply stop (off state) from a power supply unit.

  Conventionally, a remote control device including a switch that switches between supply and stop of power supply from a power supply unit is known (see, for example, Patent Document 1).

  In Patent Document 1, a remote control output signal element that outputs a remote control output signal corresponding to the operation content of the operation buttons arranged on the operation surface, a power supply unit that supplies power to the remote control output signal element, and a power supply unit There is disclosed a remote control transmitter (remote control device) including a power switch that switches between conduction / non-conduction of a power supply line that electrically connects the remote control output signal element and the remote control output signal element. In this remote control transmitter, when the power switch is pressed by the user, the power supply from the power supply unit to the remote control output signal element is stopped, and when the user releases the power switch, the remote control output from the power supply unit The power supply to the signal element is resumed (started).

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  However, in the remote control transmitter described in Patent Document 1, since the supply of power from the power supply unit is stopped when the power switch is pressed, the user can use the remote control transmitter while the user is using the remote control transmitter. If a finger or the like touches the power switch unexpectedly and the power switch is inadvertently pressed, there is a problem that the power supply stops and the remote control transmitter may become inoperable.

  The present invention has been made to solve the above-described problems. One object of the present invention is in a remote control device and a remote control system including a switch for switching between supply and stop of power supply from a power supply unit. An object of the present invention is to provide a remote control device and a remote control system capable of reducing power consumption when not in use, maintaining a state where power is reliably supplied when in use, and exhibiting an operation function.

  A remote control device according to a first aspect of the present invention includes a power supply unit that supplies power to a remote control device main body, an operation unit that is disposed on an operation surface and receives an operation by a user, a position that is held by a user, A switch that is turned on by gripping the remote control device main body and that supplies power from the power supply unit when in use is provided.

  In the remote control device according to the first aspect of the present invention, as described above, the remote control device is disposed at a position to be gripped by the user, and is turned on when the user grips the remote control device main body. By providing the switch to be supplied, when the user grips and uses the remote control device, the switch can be turned on without fail, so that the state in which power is reliably supplied from the power supply unit to the remote control device is maintained. Can do. Thereby, the operation function of a remote control device can be exhibited with use by a user. Further, when the user does not hold the remote control device, the switch is turned off, so that power consumption from the remote control device can be reduced by the amount of power supply from the power supply unit being stopped.

  In the remote control device according to the first aspect described above, preferably, the switch is disposed on the back surface located on the side opposite to the operation surface, and is provided so as to surround at least a part of the outer peripheral portion of the switch and to protrude from the back surface. And a protruding height from the back surface of the leg portion is larger than a protruding height from the back surface of the switch necessary for the switch to be turned on. With this configuration, the height of the protrusion from the back of the leg is greater than the height of the protrusion from the back of the switch that is necessary for the switch to be turned on, so the remote control device is placed on a flat surface such as a desk. When placed, it is possible to suppress malfunctions such as switching to the on state when the switch is pressed by a flat surface such as a desk top.

  In this case, preferably, the protrusion height from the back surface of the leg portion is equal to or greater than the maximum protrusion height from the back surface of the switch. If configured in this way, the protrusion height from the back of the leg is greater than the maximum protrusion height from the back of the switch, so when the remote control device is placed on a flat surface such as a desk, the switch is on the desk, etc. It is possible to reliably suppress a malfunction that switches to the ON state by being pressed from the flat surface.

  In the remote control device according to the first aspect, preferably, the switch is disposed on a back surface located on the side opposite to the operation surface, and is disposed over a region of half or more of the area of the back surface. With this configuration, a large plane area of the switch occupying the back area of the remote control device can be secured, so that the switch can be reliably turned on when the user holds the remote control device.

  In the remote control device according to the first aspect, preferably, the remote control device further includes a sensor unit for detecting the tilt of the remote control device body, and the output from the sensor unit according to the tilt of the remote control device body when held by the user. The device is configured to be operable based on the signal, and the switch is connected to the sensor unit, and when the user does not hold the switch, the supply of power from the power source unit to the sensor unit is stopped. It is configured. With this configuration, unlike the case where all the power supply from the power supply unit to the remote control device is stopped, the power supply from the power supply unit to the relatively high power consumption sensor unit is stopped while the power consumption is reduced. While preventing power consumption by a relatively large number of sensor units, it is possible to maintain power supply to the components of the remote control device other than the sensor units. Thereby, even when the remote control device is not gripped, each component excluding the sensor unit of the remote control device such as the operation unit can be operated, so that the remote control operation is possible and the convenience of the remote control device can be improved. .

  In the remote control device according to the first aspect described above, preferably, the switch includes a push button switch and is disposed on the back surface located on the side opposite to the operation surface, and the force necessary for the pushing operation is included in the remote control device body. It is smaller than its own weight, and is configured to be able to be pushed in by its own weight when the user grips the main body of the remote control device. With this configuration, when the user grips the remote control device, the user turns on the switch using the weight of the remote control device main body without actively pressing (pressing) the switch to turn the switch on. Can be in a state. As a result, the user can devote themselves to the remote control operation because the power is naturally turned on simply by gripping the remote control device.

  A remote control system according to a second aspect of the present invention includes an operation target device and a remote control device capable of operating the operation target device. The remote control device is disposed on the operation surface and a power supply unit that supplies power to the remote control device body. An operation unit that accepts an operation by the user, and a switch that is disposed at a position where the user grips and is turned on when the user grips the main body of the remote control device, and that supplies power from the power supply unit in the on state. The operation target device is configured to receive a control signal transmitted from the remote control device and operate in response to the control signal.

  In the remote control system according to the second aspect of the present invention, as described above, the remote control system is disposed at a position where the user grips, and is turned on when the user grips the remote control device body, and power is supplied from the power supply unit in the on state. By providing the switch to be supplied, when the user grips and uses the remote control device, the switch can be turned on without fail, so that the state in which power is reliably supplied from the power supply unit to the remote control device is maintained. Can do. Thereby, the operation function of a remote control device can be exhibited with use by a user. Further, when the user does not hold the remote control device, the switch is turned off, so that power consumption from the remote control device can be reduced by the amount of power supply from the power supply unit being stopped.

  In the remote control system according to the second aspect, preferably, the switch of the remote control device is disposed on the back surface located on the side opposite to the operation surface, and surrounds at least a part of the outer peripheral portion of the switch and protrudes from the back surface. Further, the projecting height from the back surface of the leg portion is larger than the projecting height from the back surface of the switch necessary for the switch to be turned on. With this configuration, the height of the protrusion from the back of the leg is greater than the height of the protrusion from the back of the switch that is necessary for the switch to be turned on, so the remote control device is placed on a flat surface such as a desk. When placed, it is possible to suppress malfunctions such as switching to the on state when the switch is pressed by a flat surface such as a desk top.

  According to the present invention, as described above, in a remote control device and a remote control system including a switch that switches between supply and stop of power supply from a power supply unit, power consumption during non-use can be reduced while reliably using it. It is possible to provide a remote control device and a remote control system that can maintain an electric power supply state and can exhibit an operation function.

It is the perspective view which showed the whole remote control system structure by 1st Embodiment of this invention. It is the perspective view which showed the whole back side structure of the remote control device by 1st Embodiment of this invention. It is the block diagram which showed the control structure of the remote control device by 1st Embodiment of this invention, and the remote control system which uses this remote control device. It is the side view which showed the remote control device by 1st Embodiment of this invention. It is the figure which showed the use condition of the remote control device by 1st Embodiment of this invention. It is the perspective view which showed the whole remote control apparatus structure by 2nd Embodiment of this invention. It is the block diagram which showed the control structure of the remote control device by 2nd Embodiment of this invention, and the remote control system which uses this remote control device. It is the perspective view which showed the whole remote control apparatus structure by 3rd Embodiment of this invention.

  DESCRIPTION OF EXEMPLARY EMBODIMENTS Embodiments of the invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.

(First embodiment)
With reference to FIGS. 1-5, the structure of the remote control apparatus 10 by 1st Embodiment of this invention is demonstrated.

  As shown in FIG. 1, the remote control device 10 according to the first embodiment of the present invention includes an operation unit 11 that receives a user operation, a switch 12 that switches between supply and stop of power, and an upper side (Y2) of the remote control device 10. And a leg portion 1 including a leg portion 1b provided on the lower side (Y1 side). The operation unit 11 is provided on the front surface 10a side (Z1 side) of the remote control device 10. Further, the switch 12 is provided on the back surface 10b side (Z2 side) of the remote control device 10, as shown in FIG. The front surface 10a is an example of the “operation surface” in the present invention.

  As shown in FIG. 3, the remote control device 10 includes a control unit 13, a gyro sensor 14, a power supply unit 15, and a communication unit 16 in addition to the operation unit 11 and the switch 12 described above. The gyro sensor 14 is an example of the “sensor unit” in the present invention.

  The television device 40 as an operation target device by the remote control device 10 includes a communication unit 41, a control unit 42, a display unit 43 capable of displaying a display image 43a and a cursor 43b, and a video receiving unit 44. Yes. Further, the television device 40 is configured to display the video received from the outside by the video receiving unit 44 on the display unit 43. In addition, the television device 40 is configured to acquire a predetermined operation signal transmitted from the remote control device 10 via the communication unit 41. The television apparatus 40 is configured to display a cursor 43b for operating the display image 43a of the display unit 43 on the display image 43a. The television device 40 is an example of the “operation target device” in the present invention. The remote control device 10 and the television device 40 constitute the “remote control system” of the present invention.

  In addition, the remote control device 10 is configured to transmit an output signal (operation signal) to the television device 40 when pressed by the user's finger or the like via the control unit 13. Specifically, the remote control device 10 allows the user to press the operation unit 11 when the cursor 43b is positioned on an image that can be selected or determined on the display image 43a of the display unit 43 of the television device 40. Thus, the selection operation or the determination operation can be executed.

  The switch 12 is configured to be disposed between the control unit 13 and the power supply unit 15 in terms of the control configuration. The switch 12 is a push button type switch and has a function of switching between supply of power from the power supply unit 15 and supply stop. The switch 12 is configured to resume (start) the supply of power from the power supply unit 15 when pressed in the Z1 direction (see FIG. 1) by the user's hand or the like.

  The control unit 13 is connected to the operation unit 11, the switch 12, the gyro sensor 14, and the communication unit 16. The control unit 13 is configured to control each component of the remote control device 10. Specifically, the control unit 13 is configured to acquire a signal output from the operation unit 11. Further, the control unit 13 is configured to receive power from the power supply unit 15 through the switch 12 and to control power distribution to each component of the remote control device 10. The control unit 13 is configured to acquire an output signal related to the tilt of the remote control device 10 detected by a gyro sensor 14 described later. Further, the control unit 13 is configured to perform control to transmit the output signal acquired by the operation unit 11 and the gyro sensor 14 to the television device 40 via the communication unit 16.

  Further, the power supply unit 15 is configured to supply power to each component of the remote control device 10 through the switch 12.

  Here, in 1st Embodiment, the switch 12 is arrange | positioned at the back surface 10b located in the opposite side to the front surface 10a in which the operation part 11 is arrange | positioned, as shown in FIG. 1 and FIG. In addition, the switch 12 is configured to be turned on when pressed in the Z1 direction by a user's hand or the like, and to supply power to each component of the remote control device 10 through the control unit 13 (see FIG. 3). Has been. In addition, the switch 12 is configured to be in an off state when not pressed by the user's hand or the like, and to stop supplying power to each component of the remote control device 10. Leg portions 1a and 1b are arranged on the outer peripheral portion of switch 12 and are formed so as to protrude in a direction (Z2 direction) away from rear surface 10b of remote control device 10. Further, the leg portions 1a and 1b are configured so that one end portion (Z2 side) has a substantially flat shape. Further, as shown in FIG. 4, the leg portions 1a and 1b are configured such that the protruding height L1 of the leg portions 1a and 1b from the back surface 10b is substantially equal to the protruding height L2 of the switch 12 from the back surface 10b. ing. Further, as shown in FIG. 5, the leg portions 1a and 1b have a protruding height L1 from the back surface 10b of the leg portions 1a and 1b from the back surface 10b of the switch 12 necessary for the switch 12 to be turned on. It is comprised so that it may become larger than protrusion height L3.

  In the first embodiment, as shown in FIG. 2, the switch 12 has a width W1 in the Y direction of the switch 12 that is at least three-fourths of the width W2 in the Y direction of the remote control device 10. It is configured. In addition, the switch 12 is configured such that the width W3 in the X direction of the switch 12 has a length equal to or more than three quarters of the width W4 in the X direction of the remote control device 10. In this case, the plane area of the switch 12 is (3/4) × (3/4) = 9/16 or more of the plane area of the remote control device 10.

  In the first embodiment, the switch 12 is configured such that the pressing force required to turn the switch 12 on is smaller than the weight of the remote control device 10. Therefore, as shown in FIG. 5, when the user grips the remote control device 10, the switch 12 is automatically pushed in the direction of approximately Z1 by the weight of the remote control device 10 and is turned on. It is configured.

  The gyro sensor 14 of the remote control device 10 is configured to detect the tilt of the remote control device 10. Further, as shown in FIG. 3, the gyro sensor 14 is configured to transmit an output signal regarding the tilt of the remote control device 10 detected by the gyro sensor 14 to the television device 40 via the control unit 13. Further, the television device 40 is configured to be able to move the cursor 43b on the display image 43a of the television device 40 on the display image 43a based on the received output signal relating to the tilt of the remote control device 10. .

  The communication unit 16 is configured to transmit the output signal acquired from the control unit 13 to the communication unit 41 of the television device 40. Specifically, the communication unit 16 acquires a signal output from the operation unit 11 and an output signal related to the tilt of the remote control device 10 detected by the gyro sensor 14, and transmits the signal to the communication unit 41 of the television device 40. It is configured.

  In the first embodiment, as described above, it is arranged at a position (back surface 10b) held by the user, and is turned on when the user grips the main body of the remote control device 10, and power is supplied from the power supply unit 15 in the on state. By providing the switch 12 to be supplied, when the user grips and uses the remote control device 10, the switch 12 can always be turned on, so that power is reliably supplied from the power supply unit 15 to the remote control device 10. The state can be maintained. Thereby, the operation function of remote control device 10 can be exhibited together with use by the user. Further, when the user does not hold the remote control device 10, the switch 12 is turned off, so that power consumption in the remote control device 10 can be reduced by the amount of power supply from the power supply unit 15 being stopped. .

  In the first embodiment, as described above, the switch 12 is disposed on the back surface 10b located on the opposite side of the front surface 10a, surrounds at least a part of the outer periphery of the switch 12, and protrudes from the back surface 10b. The leg portion 1 includes leg portions 1a and 1b provided so as to have a protrusion height L1 from the back surface 10b of the leg portions 1a and 1b. It is larger than the protrusion height L3 from the back surface 10b. Accordingly, the protruding height L1 of the legs 1a and 1b from the back surface 10b is larger than the protruding height L3 from the back surface 10b of the switch 12 that is necessary for the switch 12 to be turned on. When the remote control device 10 is placed on the surface, it is possible to suppress a malfunction that switches the switch 12 to the on state when the switch 12 is pressed by a flat surface such as a desk top.

  In the first embodiment, as described above, the protrusion height L1 of the legs 1a and 1b in the direction of the back surface 10b is substantially equal to the maximum protrusion height L2 of the switch 12 from the back surface 10b. As a result, the protruding height L1 of the legs 1a and 1b from the back surface 10b is substantially equal to the maximum protruding height L2 from the back surface 10b of the switch 12, so that the remote control device 10 is placed on a flat surface such as a desk. In such a case, it is possible to reliably suppress malfunctions such as the switch 12 being turned on when pressed from a flat surface such as a desk top.

  In the first embodiment, as described above, the switch 12 is disposed on the back surface 10b located on the side opposite to the front surface 10a, and is disposed over a region of three quarters or more of the area of the back surface 10b. Thereby, a large plane area of the switch 12 occupying the area of the back surface 10b of the remote control device 10 can be secured, so that the switch 12 can be reliably switched to the ON state when the user holds the remote control device 10.

  In the first embodiment, as described above, the switch 12 includes the push button switch 12 and is disposed on the back surface 10b located on the side opposite to the front surface 10a. It is smaller than the own weight of the 10 main body, and is configured such that when the user grips the main body of the remote control device 10, the pushing operation can be performed by the own weight of the remote control device 10 body. As a result, when the user grips the remote control device 10, the switch 12 is turned on using the weight of the main body of the remote control device 10 without actively pressing the switch 12 in order to turn the switch 12 on. can do. As a result, the user can devote themselves to the remote control operation because the power is naturally turned on simply by gripping the remote control device.

(Second Embodiment)
Next, a second embodiment will be described with reference to FIGS. In the second embodiment, unlike the first embodiment in which the switch 12 is interposed between the power supply unit 15 and the control unit 13, the switch 22 is provided between the control unit 13 and the gyro sensor 14 in terms of the control configuration. An example of arrangement will be described.

  As shown in FIG. 6, the remote control device 20 according to the second embodiment of the present invention includes an operation unit 21 including operation units 21 a and 21 b, a switch 22, and a leg unit 1.

  Here, in 2nd Embodiment, the operation part 21 contains the substantially cylindrical operation part 21a and the four substantially triangular prism-shaped operation parts 21b arrange | positioned in the cross shape centering on the operation part 21a. The operation unit 21 a is configured to transmit an output signal to the television device 40 when pressed by the user's finger or the like via the control unit 13. Specifically, the operation unit 21a is selected when the user presses the operation unit 11 when the cursor 43b is positioned on an image that can be selected or determined on the display image 43a of the television device 40. Or it is comprised so that determination operation can be performed. The operation unit 21 b is configured to transmit an output signal corresponding to the button pressed by the user via the control unit 13 to the television apparatus 40. Specifically, the operation unit 21b is configured to be able to move the cursor 43b on the display image 43a of the television device 40 on the display image 43a based on an output signal corresponding to the button pressed by the user. ing.

  In the second embodiment, as shown in FIG. 7, the switch 22 is arranged between the control unit 13 and the gyro sensor 14. Further, the switch 22 is configured to be in an ON state when being pressed and to supply power to the gyro sensor 14 via the control unit 13. Further, the switch 22 is configured to be in an off state when not pressed and to stop the supply of power to the gyro sensor 14. The power supply unit 15 is configured to be able to supply power to the components of the remote control device 20 other than the gyro sensor 14 when the switch 22 is in the off state.

  In addition, the other structure of 2nd Embodiment is the same as that of the said 1st Embodiment.

  In the second embodiment, as described above, the gyro sensor 14 for detecting the tilt of the main body of the remote control device 20 is provided, and the gyro sensor 14 according to the tilt of the main body of the remote control device 20 when gripped by the user is used. The cursor 43b on the display image 43a of the television device 40 can be operated based on the output signal. The switch 22 is connected to the gyro sensor 14, and when the user does not hold the switch 22, the power supply unit The power supply from 15 to the gyro sensor 14 is stopped. Thus, unlike the case where all the power supply from the power supply unit 15 to the remote control device 20 is stopped, the power supply from the power supply unit 15 to the gyro sensor 14 that consumes a relatively large amount of power is stopped while the power consumption is reduced. Power supply to the components of the remote control device 20 other than the gyro sensor 14 can be maintained while preventing a relatively large amount of power consumption by the gyro sensor 14. Thereby, even when the remote control device 20 is not gripped, each component other than the gyro sensor 14 of the remote control device 20 such as the operation unit 21 can be operated, so that the remote control operation is possible and the convenience of the remote control device 20 is improved. Can be improved.

  The remaining effects of the second embodiment are similar to those of the aforementioned first embodiment.

(Third embodiment)
Next, a third embodiment will be described with reference to FIGS. 3 and 8. In the third embodiment, unlike the first embodiment in which the switch 12 is disposed on the back surface 10b (Z2 side surface) of the remote control device 10, the switches 32 (32a and 32b) are connected to the left and right sides (X1 side and An example of arrangement on the side surfaces 30c and 30d on the (X2 side) will be described.

  As shown in FIG. 8, the remote control device 30 according to the third embodiment of the present invention includes an operation unit 31 and switches 32 arranged on the side surfaces 30 c and 30 d of the remote control device 30. The switch 32 includes a switch 32a disposed on the side surface 30c on the X1 side and a switch 32b disposed on the side surface 30d on the X2 side.

  Here, in the third embodiment, the switches 32 a and 32 b are arranged on the side surfaces 30 c and 30 d of the remote control device 30 so that the switches 32 a and 32 b face each other. Further, the switch 32 is turned on when at least one of the switch 32a or 32b is pressed, and power is supplied to each component of the remote control device 30 via the control unit 13 (see FIG. 3). It is configured. The switch 32 is configured to be in an off state when both the switches 32a and 32b are not pressed, and to stop the supply of power to each component of the remote control device 30. As a result, when the user uses the remote control device 30, the switch 32 can be turned on regardless of whether the user holds it with the left or right hand.

  The remaining configuration of the third embodiment is similar to that of the aforementioned first embodiment.

  In the third embodiment, as described above, it is arranged at a position (side surfaces 30c and 30d) held by the user, and is turned on when the user grips the main body of the remote control device 30, and the power supply unit 15 ( By providing the switch 32 including the switches 32a and 32b for supplying power from (see FIG. 3), the switch 32 can be always turned on when the user grips and uses the remote control device 30. In addition, it is possible to maintain a state where power is supplied from the power supply unit 15 to the remote control device 30. Thereby, the operation function of the remote control device 30 can be exhibited together with the use by the user. Further, when the user does not hold the remote control device 30, the switch 32 is turned off, so that power consumption from the remote control device 30 can be reduced by the amount of power supply from the power supply unit 15 being stopped. .

  The remaining effects of the third embodiment are similar to those of the aforementioned first embodiment.

  The embodiment disclosed this time should be considered as illustrative in all points and not restrictive. The scope of the present invention is shown not by the above description of the embodiments but by the scope of claims for patent, and further includes all modifications within the meaning and scope equivalent to the scope of claims for patent.

  For example, in the first to third embodiments, an example in which the shape of the remote control device 10 (20, 30) is a substantially rectangular shape has been described, but the present invention is not limited to this. In the present invention, the shape of the remote control device 10 (20, 30) may be any shape as long as the switch 12 (22, 32) can be disposed at a position where the user can hold it. For example, a curved (curved surface) shape may be used so that the user can easily hold the position held by the user.

  In the first to third embodiments, the switch 12 (22, 32) is a push button type switch. However, the present invention is not limited to this. In the present invention, the switch 12 (22, 32) may be configured by a sensor such as a pressure sensor and the sensor may be switched between an on state and an off state.

  Further, in the first and second embodiments, the width in the X direction and the width in the Y direction of the switch 12 (22) each have a length of three quarters or more of the width of the main body of the remote control device 10 (20). Although an example has been shown, the present invention is not limited to this. In the present invention, the size of the switch 12 (22) may be any size as long as the switch can be pressed when held by the user (planar area). However, it is preferable that the switch 12 (22) has a plane area that is one-half or more of the plane area of the back surface of the remote control device 10 (20) because it is easy to grip.

  In the first and second embodiments, an example in which the switch 12 (22) can be pushed in by the weight of the remote control device 10 (20) has been described. However, the present invention is not limited to this. The present invention may be configured such that the user positively pushes the switch 12 (22).

  In the first to third embodiments, the operation unit 11 (21, 31) is shown as a substantially cylindrical push button and a substantially cross-shaped push button. However, the present invention is not limited to this. . In the present invention, the operation unit 11 (21, 31) only needs to be able to operate the cursor 43b on the display image 43a of the television device 40. For example, the operation unit 11 (21, 31) may be used as a track pad, and a user's finger or the like slides on the track pad to move the cursor 43b, and a selection operation and a determination operation may be performed by tapping. .

  In the first to third embodiments, the operation unit 11 (21, 31) is configured to be capable of performing an operation of selecting and determining an image on the display screen 43a and a cursor moving operation. Although shown, the present invention is not limited to this. In the present invention, the operation unit 11 (21, 31) may be configured to perform operations other than the selection operation and the determination operation and the cursor movement operation. For example, the operation unit 11 (21, 31) may be configured to be able to perform an operation for returning the display image 43a to the previously displayed display image in addition to the above operation.

  Further, in the first and second embodiments, the leg 1 composed of the leg 1a provided on the upper side (Y2 side) of the switch 12 (22) and the leg 1b provided on the lower side (Y1 side) is provided. Although an example provided is shown, the present invention is not limited to this. In the present invention, the leg portion 1 may have any configuration as long as it can prevent malfunction due to depression of the switch 12 (22). For example, a configuration in which protruding leg portions are provided at the four corners of the remote control device 10 (20) may be employed.

  In the first and second embodiments, the protruding height L1 of the legs 1a and 1b from the back surface 10b of the legs 1a and 1b is substantially equal to the protruding height L2 of the switch 12 (22) from the back surface 10b. Although an example having such a configuration is shown, the present invention is not limited to this. In the present invention, the protruding height of the leg portion 1 may be any height as long as it is not less than the protruding height L2 from the back surface 10b of the switch 12 (22).

  Moreover, in the said 1st-3rd embodiment, although shown about the example which used the operation target apparatus as the television apparatus 40, this invention is not limited to this. In the present invention, the operation target device may be an STB (Set Top Box) device.

  Moreover, in the said 1st-3rd embodiment, although the remote control apparatus 10 (20, 30) showed about the example provided with the gyro sensor 14, this invention is not limited to this. In the present invention, the gyro sensor 14 may not be provided, and the cursor 43b on the display image 43a of the television device 40 may be operated by the operation unit 11 (21, 31).

1, 1a, 1b Leg 10, 20, 30 Remote control device 10a Front (operation surface)
10b Rear surface 11, 21, 21a, 21b, 31 Operation unit 12, 22, 32, 32a, 32b Switch
14 Gyro sensor (sensor part)
15 Power supply unit 40 Television device (operation target device)

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  1. A power supply for supplying power to the remote control device body;
    An operation unit arranged on the operation surface and accepting an operation by a user;
    A remote control device, comprising: a switch that is disposed at a position held by a user and that is turned on when the user grips the remote control device main body and that supplies power from the power supply unit in the on state.
  2. The switch is disposed on a back surface located on the opposite side to the operation surface,
    A leg portion surrounding at least a part of the outer periphery of the switch and protruding from the back surface;
    2. The remote control device according to claim 1, wherein a protruding height of the leg portion from the back surface is larger than a protruding height of the switch from the back surface necessary for the switch to be turned on.
  3.   The remote control device according to claim 2, wherein a protrusion height of the leg portion from the back surface is equal to or greater than a maximum protrusion height of the switch from the back surface.
  4.   The remote control according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the switch is disposed on a back surface located on a side opposite to the operation surface, and is disposed over a region that is half or more of the area of the back surface. apparatus.
  5. A sensor unit for detecting the tilt of the remote control device body;
    The operation target device is configured to be operable based on an output signal from the sensor unit according to the inclination of the remote control device main body in a state of being gripped by a user,
    The switch is connected to the sensor unit and configured to stop power supply from the power source unit to the sensor unit when a user does not hold the remote control device main body. The remote control device according to any one of -4.
  6. The switch includes a push button switch,
    It is disposed on the back surface opposite to the operation surface, and the force required for the pushing operation is smaller than the own weight of the remote control device body, and when the user grips the remote control device body, The remote control device according to claim 1, wherein the remote control device is configured to be able to be pushed in by its own weight.
  7. The operation target device,
    A remote control device capable of operating the operation target device,
    The remote control device is
    A power supply for supplying power to the remote control device body;
    An operation unit arranged on the operation surface and accepting an operation by a user;
    A switch that is disposed at a position held by a user and that is turned on when the user grips the remote control device main body, and that supplies power from the power supply unit in the on state,
    The operation target device is configured to receive a control signal transmitted from the remote control device and to operate in response to the control signal.
  8. The switch of the remote control device is disposed on a back surface located on the opposite side to the operation surface,
    A leg portion surrounding at least a part of the outer periphery of the switch and protruding from the back surface;
    8. The remote control system according to claim 7, wherein a protruding height of the leg portion from the back surface is larger than a protruding height of the switch from the back surface necessary for the switch to be turned on.
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