JP4064177B2 - Center role for gaming machines with revolving lights - Google Patents

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JP4064177B2
JP4064177B2 JP2002234958A JP2002234958A JP4064177B2 JP 4064177 B2 JP4064177 B2 JP 4064177B2 JP 2002234958 A JP2002234958 A JP 2002234958A JP 2002234958 A JP2002234958 A JP 2002234958A JP 4064177 B2 JP4064177 B2 JP 4064177B2
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[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  The present invention relates to a gaming machine typified by a pachinko machine, a slot machine, and the like, and is particularly attached to a gaming board of a gaming machine.CenterIt is related to the structure of the accessory.
[0002]
[Prior art]
2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, as a light effect in a gaming machine, a light effect such as a lamp or LED is known. In addition, as for the type of such effects, a plurality of light emitters of different colors are installed to emit light of multiple colors, the blinking pattern of the light emitter is changed, or the light quantity of the light emitter is changed. Is common. However, such a conventional production was lacking in power.
[0003]
Therefore, recently, a dynamic light-emitting body that moves instead of a non-moving lamp, LED, or the like, specifically, a rotating lamp is attached to a game board as a part of an accessory, thereby producing an effective light effect. It has been proposed. As a well-known rotating lamp, a light emitter is fixedly arranged at the lower center position in the lens cover, which is a housing space, and a rotating disk having a reflector is rotatably arranged so as to turn around the light emitter. In general, a motor having a structure in which a motor for rotating the reflector and the rotating disk integrally is disposed below the reflector and the light emitter. Wiring is drawn from each of the light emitter and the motor that need to be supplied with power.
[0004]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
However, the known rotating lights are mainly used for storefront displays or warning / abnormality notifications, so most of them are large. Therefore, unlike conventional lamps or LEDs, it is very difficult to attach to a gaming board of a gaming machine.
[0005]
Further, in the case of the known rotating lamp, the portion where the light emitter is disposed and the portion where the reflector and the rotating disk are disposed are concentrated at the same position. In other words, the non-rotating configuration (light emitter) and the rotating configuration (reflector or rotating disk) are mixed and arranged on the same axis. Therefore, it is necessary to increase the diameter of the reflector and the rotating disk by the space where the light emitter and the light emitter support portion are provided, and the lens cover that accommodates the diameter increases, resulting in an increase in size as a whole. In addition, since various mechanisms (light emitters, reflectors, turntables, motors) and wiring are concentrated at the bottom of the lens cover, the structure becomes complicated, and hence the overall size can be reduced, that is, it can be attached to a game board. It is also difficult to size.
[0006]
In addition, it may be possible to reduce the size of the lens cover and the components accommodated in the lens cover and forcibly reduce the overall size. However, the structure of the drive mechanism unit composed of a rotating disk, a motor, etc. remains complicated. If it is made smaller, the configuration may become more complicated than the current situation, so it is almost impossible to make it smaller. Therefore, in order to accommodate each component in a limited space in the lens cover, it is necessary to reduce the parts other than the drive mechanism, that is, the light emitter and the reflector. Therefore, although it is a rotating lamp, it is highly likely that it will lack power.
[0007]
  The present invention has been made in view of the above problems, and an object of the present invention is to provide a gaming machine having a rotating lamp that can be attached to a gaming board because of its compactness.CenterThe purpose is to provide an accessory. In addition, game machines with rotating lights that can produce powerful performances.CenterThe purpose is to provide an accessory.
[0008]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
  In order to solve the above-mentioned problem, the invention according to claim 1 is a gaming board of a gaming machine.A frame-shaped center that is attached to the game board to decorate the symbol display device attached to the central portion of the display and has a horizontally-long rectangular opening that exposes the display area of the symbol display deviceAn accessory, a light emitter, and a reflector that turns around the light emitter and reflects light from the light emitter;And a driving means for rotating the reflector, a reflector driving force transmitting means for transmitting the driving force of the driving means to the reflector, and a substantially hemispherical member having a concave rear surface, A rotating lamp having a light emitter support portion integrally projectingly formed at an upper center position and having a light transmissive cover capable of accommodating the light emitter, the reflector, and the reflector driving force transmission means therein. In the state where the light emitter is suspended via the light emitter support substrate on the light emitter support portion at the center of the upper edge of the opening and in the upper region of the symbol display device, and at the upper center position of the cover. And the reflector and the reflector driving force transmission means are arranged at a lower position of the cover.Of a gaming machine having a revolving lightCenterThe gist is an accessory.
[0009]
Therefore, according to the first aspect of the present invention, the non-rotating configuration (light emitter) and the rotating configuration (reflector etc.) of the rotating lamp are arranged at different positions, thereby simplifying the individual configuration. This makes it possible to reduce the size of individual components. Therefore, the rotating lamp can be made compact as a whole, and can be attached to the gaming board of the gaming machine as a part of the accessory without difficulty. In addition, even when it is formed compact as a whole, the structure of the drive mechanism is simplified, so that the drive mechanism can be made small, and a light emitter or reflector that is large to some extent. Will be able to use. Accordingly, the rotating lamp has sufficient force at the time of light emission, and the production effect can be surely enhanced.
[0010]
  Here, the “act” is a structure attached to the game board that causes some state change (for example, something that shines or moves), or a game that does not cause the state change. A board with decoration (for example, a decorative member). Specifically, there are starting prizes, large decorative parts, electric decoration guides, ordinary guide cars, large electric prize-winning devices, electric decoration devices, etc.. In addition, even if the structure is attached to the game board, for example, a state which does not cause a particular change like a nail and the game board is not decorated does not fall under the category of an accessory here. In addition, the “act” in claim 1 is attached to the game board so as to decorate the symbol display device attached to the center of the game board of the gaming machine, and is horizontally long to expose the display area of the symbol display device. It is a frame-shaped center accessory having a rectangular opening.
[0012]
  Claim 1According to the invention described in, AntiBy drivingly connecting the driving means and the reflector via the projectile driving force transmitting means, the degree of freedom in design when arranging the driving means is increased. Therefore, it is possible to dispose the drive means at a position that does not hinder the overall compactness..
Here, the reflector driving force transmission means is not particularly limited, and various conventionally known transmission means can be adopted. For example, a gear, a belt, or a shaft is used. And those using friction wheels. Specifically, the transmission means using a gear includes a transmission means constituted by a spur gear and a disk-shaped gear (so-called face gear) meshing with the spur gear.
According to a first aspect of the present invention, the rotating lamp has a light-transmitting cover, and the light emitter and the reflector are arranged apart from each other in the housing space of the cover. When such a cover is used, the light emitter, the reflector, and the like can be reliably protected from the game ball, and the rotating lamp is less likely to fail. Furthermore, since it can be colored or formed into a lens shape as necessary, the effect of light can be further enhanced. In addition, when the cover is colored, the internal structure of the rotating lamp is hidden by the cover so that it is difficult to see, so that the complexity is eliminated and the appearance of the accessory is improved.
According to a second aspect of the present invention, in the first aspect, the rotating lamp is disposed at a position eccentric from the center of the game board toward the upper part of the game board, and the reflector includes the main reflection surface and the sub-reflection. The main reflection surface is arranged to be inclined at a predetermined angle so as to face the lower end side of the reflector, and is formed in an upper region of the sub-reflection surface. The gist of the invention is that a notch for avoiding interference with the light emitter is formed, and the light emitter is inserted and arranged from above toward the inside of the reflecting surface through the notch.
According to the second aspect of the present invention, the main reflection surface of the reflector is arranged in parallel to the rotation axis without a predetermined angle with respect to the direction in which the rotation axis of the reflector extends. Is different from the way light is reflected. Specifically, assuming that the vertical cut surface of the rotation axis of the reflector is assumed at a position where the main reflection surface of the reflector is located, light is mainly reflected radially in the extending direction of the vertical cut surface. It becomes. However, according to the configuration of claim 2, light is mainly reflected radially toward a direction other than the vertical cut surface. That is, if the main reflecting surface of the reflector is inclined so as to face the base end side of the reflector, the light is mainly reflected radially toward the base end side of the reflector from the vertical cut surface. The Rukoto. Conversely, if the main reflecting surface of the reflector is inclined so as to face the tip side of the reflector, the light is mainly reflected radially toward the tip side of the reflector rather than the vertical cut surface. It will be.
By the way, since the symbol display device is usually located at the center of the game board, the rotating lamp is arranged at a position eccentric from the center of the game board toward the periphery of the game board (for example, a position above the symbol display device). Will be. In addition, most players often play a game without changing their line of sight from the symbol display device, and it is difficult for the revolving light located above them to get into the eyes. In this case, if the light emitter and the reflector are vertically spaced apart and the main reflecting surface of the reflector is inclined so as to face the base end side of the reflector, the rotating lamp is directed downward from a certain height. The light is reflected (ie towards the height of the player's line of sight). For this reason, the reflected light of the light emitter naturally comes toward the player's eyes, and the player can sufficiently perceive the light of the rotating lamp without diverting his line of sight from the symbol display device. Therefore, the effect of the effect by the light of the rotating lamp can be improved with certainty. In this case, the inclination angle of the main reflection surface of the reflector is preferably set to about 10 ° to 20 ° downward.
[0013]
  The invention according to claim 3 is the claim1 or2The drive means has a rotary drive shaft extending in a direction orthogonal to the game board surface on the front end face side, and is located behind the game board mounting portion of the accessory, and the light emitter and the reflector. And a rotational drive means disposed behind the reflector driving force transmission means, the reflector driving force transmission means being a spur gear mounted so as to be integrally rotatable with the rotational drive shaft; And a reflector rotating shaft that is pivotally supported at a lower position of the cover, has a tooth portion forming a face gear on the entire outer peripheral portion on the upper surface side, and extends in a vertical direction substantially parallel to the surface of the game board. Includes a disk-shaped rotating disk joined to the central part on the upper surface side, and transmits the driving force between the rotating driving shafts and the rotating shafts having different extending directions.This is the gist.
[0014]
Therefore, according to the third aspect of the present invention, when the driving means is attached to the rear side of the game board mounting portion of the accessory that comes into contact with the game board surface in the attached state of the accessory, the driving means is at least on the game board surface. Does not exist, and is in a state that exists behind it. As a result, the size of the rotating lamp in the game board surface direction can be reduced. For this reason, even if it is a place where it is difficult to secure a space (for example, a position immediately above the symbol display device, etc.), it becomes possible to dispose the rotating lamp without difficulty. Further, since the driving means is hidden in a position that cannot be seen from the front side of the game board when it is attached to the game board, the complexity of appearance is eliminated and the design is neat. Furthermore, since the game board itself can function as a shield that blocks sound, the noise of the driving means is also reduced.
[0015]
The reflector has a rotation axis extending in a direction substantially parallel to the game board surface. For this reason, when the reflector is rotated, the reflector comes in front of or behind the light emitter, so that a light reflection state and a shielding state are periodically and repeatedly generated for the player. Thus, significant light changes can be realized. If the reflector has a rotation axis extending in the front-rear direction with respect to the game board surface, even if the reflector rotates around the light emitter, no light reflection state or shielding state occurs. There is a risk of rotating lamps with little change in On the other hand, if the rotating shaft extends in the direction as in claim 3, the rotating light can be made more dynamic and extremely powerful. Therefore, the production effect can be improved more reliably.
[0021]
  Claim4The invention described in claim1 to 3In any one of the above, the gist is provided with position detecting means for detecting a rotational position of the reflector or the reflector driving force transmitting means.
[0022]
  Therefore, the claims4Since the rotational position of the reflector or the reflector driving force transmission means can be detected according to the invention described in 1), it is advantageous for realizing a configuration in which these are stopped at a fixed rotational position, for example. More specifically, it is desirable to always stop the reflector at the rear side position of the light emitter at the end of rotation (that is, always stop the reflecting surface of the reflector toward the player side at the end of rotation). In this case, if the next light emission is started with the reflecting surface of the reflector facing the player, the light emitted by the light emitter is not blocked at that time. Further, according to the configuration of the present invention, for example, it is possible to grasp whether or not the reflector or the reflector driving force transmission means is operating normally, which is convenient.
[0027]
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
Hereinafter, a pachinko machine according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to FIGS. In this embodiment, “left” or “right” indicates “left” or “right” when viewed from the front side (front side) of the pachinko machine.
[0028]
FIG. 1 is an overall front view showing a pachinko machine 11 according to the present embodiment. FIG. 2 is a front view showing a center accessory 31 (a center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp) having a rotating lamp 41. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken along line AA in FIG. FIG. 4 is an enlarged cross-sectional view of the main part of the rotating lamp 41 portion. FIG. 5 is a partial perspective view showing members constituting the rotating lamp 41. FIG. 6A is a schematic front view showing members constituting the rotating lamp 41 and the movable body 42, and FIG. 6B is a schematic bottom view. Fig.7 (a) is a schematic front view which shows the member which comprises the rotating lamp 41, and the movable body 42, FIG.7 (b) is a schematic bottom view.
[0029]
As schematically shown in FIG. 1, a front frame provided with a glass frame on the front side of the middle frame 12 constituting the pachinko machine 11 for protecting the game board 13 disposed inside the machine in a see-through state. 14 and the upper ball tray 15 are assembled so as to be openable and closable in a laterally open state. Further, a lower ball tray 16, a hitting ball launching device 17 and the like are attached to the lower part of the middle frame 12.
[0030]
As shown in FIG. 1, a symbol display device 18 as a symbol display means for performing a symbol combination game by changing symbols is disposed at the approximate center of the game area of the game board 13. Various kinds of accessories are attached to the front surface of the game board 13 (hereinafter referred to as “game board surface 13a”). More specifically, a start winning opening 19 that is opened and closed by a solenoid (not shown) is disposed below the symbol display device 18. Further, below the start winning opening 19, a large winning opening 20 that is opened and closed by a solenoid (not shown) is disposed. In addition, the game board 13 is provided with an electric guide wheel 21 and an ordinary guide car 22, and an electric decoration device 23 is provided on both the left and right sides of the game board 13 for effecting light. Yes.
[0031]
In the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 1, a center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp is further disposed in the approximate center of the game area of the game board 13. The center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp is a large frame-shaped member for decorating the symbol display device 18 and producing a game. As shown in FIG. 2 and the like, the synthetic resin accessory main body 32 constituting the center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp is generally decorated, and a horizontally-long rectangular opening is formed at the center thereof. 33 is provided. The opening 33 is formed corresponding to the shape and size of the display area so as to expose the display area of the symbol display device 18. A flange portion 34 is provided on the outer peripheral portion of the accessory body 32 so as to come into contact with the game board surface 13 a when attached to the game board 13. And the accessory main body 32 is attached to the game board 13 like FIG. 3 by fixing the several location of the flange part 34 which is a game board attachment part with the screw which is not shown in figure. In the central part of the upper edge of the accessory body 32, a rotating lamp installation space 35 for installing the rotating lamp 41 is partitioned so as to open toward the front side. On both the left and right sides of the rotating lamp installation space 35, a movable body installation space 36 for installing the movable body 42 is partitioned so as to open toward the front side. In other words, in the present embodiment, the position where the rotating lamp 41 is to be disposed is eccentric from the center of the game board 13 toward the peripheral edge of the game board 13 (specifically, from the center of the game board 13 to the upper side). Is in position.
[0032]
Next, the structure of the rotating lamp 41 provided in the center accessory 31 with the rotating lamp will be described. As shown in FIGS. 2 to 5, the rotating lamp 41 includes a base member 43 as a main body, a lens cover 44, a motor 45, a lamp 46, a reflector 47, a rotating disk 48, a driving gear 49, a motor mounting member 50, and the like. It is constituted by.
[0033]
The lens cover 44 used in this embodiment is a substantially hemispherical member made of a light-transmitting synthetic resin, and is entirely colored with a red color. The lens cover 44 is fixed to the upper surface side of the base member 43. The rear surface side of the lens cover 44 has a concave shape, and several members constituting the rotating lamp 41 can be accommodated therein. A light emitter support 51 is integrally formed at the upper center position of the inner wall surface of the lens cover 44. A lamp support substrate 52 is fixed to the light emitter support portion 51, and a lamp 46 as a light emitter is attached to the lower surface side of the front end of the lamp support substrate 52 in a suspended state. That is, the lamp 46 is attached to the upper position of the lens cover 44 via the lamp support substrate 52. A connector portion 53 is provided on the upper surface side of the base end portion of the lamp support substrate 52, from which a plurality of wirings (not shown) are drawn.
[0034]
As shown in FIG. 4, FIG. 5, etc., the rotating disk 48 is a disk-shaped synthetic resin member, and a bearing recess 48a is formed at the center of the lower surface side. A rod-like rotating shaft 48c is press-fitted and fixed in the bearing recess 48a. A cylindrical support pillar 54 having a central hole protrudes from a central portion of the base member 43 covered with the lens cover 44 (position to be a lower portion of the lens cover 44). The lower end side of the rotating shaft 48c is inserted into the central hole. As a result, the turntable 48 is rotatably supported by the support column 54. In this case, the axial direction of the rotary shaft 48c of the rotary board 48 is in a state extending in a direction (vertical direction) parallel to the game board surface 13a. On the lower surface side of the turntable 48, an inner cam protrusion 48b having a circular cross section is integrally formed in a state of being eccentric from the rotation center of the turntable 48. A tooth portion 48d is formed on the entire outer peripheral portion on the upper surface side of the rotary disk 48, thereby forming a so-called face gear. The rotating disk 48 constitutes a part of the reflector driving force transmission means.
[0035]
As shown in FIGS. 3, 4, and 5, the reflector 47 is disposed on the upper surface side of the rotating disk 48. The reflector 47 of the present embodiment plays a role of turning around the lamp 46 to reflect and shield the light, and the surface of the molded product made of synthetic resin is given a gloss by applying metal plating. It is a member made. The reflector 47 includes a disk-shaped base portion 47a, a portion having a reflective surface 47b located on the upper surface side of the base portion 47a, and a rotating shaft portion 47f that connects them. The base 47a is joined to the upper surface of the rotating disk 48, so that the reflector 47 and the rotating disk 48 can be integrally rotated about the rotating shaft 47f and the rotating shaft 48c. Therefore, it can be said that the rotating shaft 48 c of the rotating disk 48 is the rotating shaft 48 c of the reflector 47. The axis of the rotation shaft portion 47f of the reflector 47 also extends in a direction (vertical direction) parallel to the game board surface 13a, similarly to the rotation shaft 48c of the rotation board 48. The reflection surface 47b includes a main reflection surface 47d and a sub-reflection surface 47c, and is formed in a substantially bowl shape as a whole. As shown in FIGS. 3, 4, and 5, a notch 47 e is formed in the upper region of the sub-reflecting surface 47 c in order to avoid interference between the rotating reflecting surface 47 b and the lamp 46. The lamp 46 is inserted and arranged from above through the notch 47e toward the inside of the reflecting surface 47b.
[0036]
Further, the main reflection surface 47d has a predetermined angle θ with respect to the direction in which the rotation shaft 48c of the reflector 47 extends. More specifically, the main reflection surface 47 d is inclined by a predetermined angle θ so as to face the base end side of the reflector 47. Here, the inclination angle θ is set to about 15 ° downward. Therefore, the light reflected by the main reflecting surface 47d travels in the direction of arrow a in FIG. In other words, the rotating light 41 is configured to reflect light downward from a certain height (that is, toward a certain height of the player's line of sight).
[0037]
As shown in FIG. 3, a motor mounting member 50 is fixed to the rear side of the base member 43, and a motor 45, which is rotational drive means, is mounted on the rear surface of the motor mounting member 50. Therefore, the motor 45 is disposed not only behind the flange portion 34 and the game board 13 but also behind the lens cover 44, the lamp 46, the reflector 47, and the rotating board 48. . A connector portion 55 is provided at an upper position on the outer peripheral portion of the motor 45, and a plurality of wires (not shown) are drawn out therefrom. In this embodiment, a stepping motor is used as the motor 45.
[0038]
As shown in FIG. 4 and the like, a rotary drive shaft 56 projects from the front end surface of the motor 45, and the rotary drive shaft 56 extends in a direction orthogonal to the game board surface 13a (front direction of the pachinko machine 11). ing. The rotational drive shaft 56 passes through the motor attachment member 50 and faces the region in the lens cover 44. A drive gear 49, which is a spur gear, is attached to the tip of the rotation drive shaft 56 so as to be integrally rotatable. The drive gear 49 meshes with the tooth portion 48 d of the rotating disk 48, so that the rotational driving force of the motor 45 is transmitted to the rotating disk 48 and the reflector 47. That is, the reflector driving force transmission means including the driving gear 49 and the rotating disk 48 plays a role of transmitting driving force between the rotation driving shaft 56 and the rotation shaft 48c extending in directions orthogonal to each other.
[0039]
As shown in FIG. 4, an index portion 61 that constitutes a position detecting means protrudes downward at a predetermined position of the inner cam protrusion 48 b provided on the lower surface side of the rotating disk 48. On the other hand, on the base member 43 side, a position detection switch 62 that also constitutes position detection means is disposed. Specifically, the position detection switch 62 used here is an optical sensor that detects whether or not the index portion 61 exists in the slit portion 63. The detection signal output from the position detection switch 62 is input to the rotating lamp control means 64 outside the center accessory 31 with the rotating lamp via the wiring drawn out from the connector 65. The rotating lamp control means 64 is configured to calculate the rotational position of the rotating disk 48 (substantially the rotational position of the reflector 47) based on the detection signal. The rotating light control means 64 is also connected to the motor 45, and outputs a signal for controlling the rotation and stop timing of the motor 45.
[0040]
Next, the movable part 42 and the configuration for transmitting the driving force thereto will be described. As shown in FIGS. 2, 6, and 7, the center accessory 31 with a rotary lamp includes two movable bodies 42. The pair of movable bodies 42 has the same structure and includes a gear portion 74, a shaft portion 75, and a head portion 76. In the present embodiment, a face is drawn on the front side of the head 76 in order to enhance the effect. The head portion 76 is fixed to the upper portion of the shaft portion 75. The lower end of the shaft portion 75 is connected to the center of the upper surface of the disc-shaped gear portion 74. Therefore, when the gear portion 74 is rotated, the shaft portion 75 and the head portion 76 are also rotated in the same direction. The lower surface side of the gear portion 74 is disposed in contact with the bottom portion of the base member 43. The gear portion 74 and the shaft portion 75 do not protrude from the installation space 36 and are invisible to the player, whereas the head portion 76 protrudes from the installation space 36 and is therefore visible to the player. .
[0041]
The movable body driving force transmission means 70 in the present embodiment is configured to include an outer cam protrusion 71 and a pair of arm portions 72. The outer cam ridge 71 is formed in a substantially elliptical shape, and the inner cam ridge 48b having a slightly smaller circular shape is disposed in an inner region thereof so as to be eccentrically rotatable. A part of the outer peripheral surface of the inner cam protrusion 48 can come into contact with a part of the inner peripheral surface of the outer cam protrusion 71. A pair of arm portions 72 having a flat plate shape are connected to two opposite positions on the outer cam ridge 71 (that is, positions on both the left and right sides of the outer cam ridge 71 facing each other so as to sandwich the rotating shaft 48c). Yes. In the present embodiment, the outer cam protrusion 71 and the arm portion 72 are integrally formed of a synthetic resin material. The bottom portion of the base member 43 has a groove shape extending in the left-right direction, and the arm portion 72 is disposed with its lower surface side in contact with the bottom portion of the base member 43. Further, the distal ends of both arm portions 72 extend in the left-right direction and extend to the lower region of the installation space 36. On the lower surface side of each arm portion 72, a pair of ribs 73 are formed in parallel along the longitudinal direction of the arm portion 72 in order to reduce sliding resistance with the bottom portion of the base member 43. A tooth part 72 a is formed on the front side of the distal end of the arm part 72, and the tooth part 72 a meshes with a tooth part formed on the peripheral surface of the gear part 74 of the movable body 42. That is, a rack and pinion mechanism is configured by the tooth portion 72 a of the arm portion 72 and the gear portion 74 of the movable body 42.
[0042]
Next, the operation of the rotating lamp 41 and the movable body 42 of the center accessory 31 with the rotating lamp configured as described above will be described.
[0043]
As shown in FIGS. 6A and 6B, in the initial state (normal state) before the effect of light is performed by the center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp, the reflecting surface 47b of the reflector 47 is just a lamp. It is located behind 46 and stops. Accordingly, the main reflecting surface 47d faces the player side. The lamp 46 is not yet supplied with power and is turned off. Further, the movable body driving force transmission means 70 has not moved to the left or right side, and the heads 76 of the pair of movable bodies 42 face the front. At this time, the index portion 61 of the inner cam protrusion 48b is at the most front side (a position farthest from the position detection switch 62, a position of 180 ° when the position of the position detection switch 62 is 0 °).
[0044]
When the game state is changed from the normal state (for example, when the reach state is reached), the center accessory 31 with the rotating lamp that has been in the OFF state is turned ON to produce an effect. That is, power is supplied to the lamp 46 to cause the lamp 46 to emit light, and at the same time, power is supplied to the motor 45 to rotate the motor 45 in a constant direction at a constant speed. Then, the reflecting surface 47 b of the reflector 47 turns around the lamp 46 and reflects the light from the lamp 46. During such rotation of the reflector 47, the main reflecting surface 47d comes in front of or behind the light emitter 46, so that the light reflection state and the shielding state are periodically repeated. Therefore, a remarkable light change can be realized by the rotating lamp 41. 7A and 7B show a state in which the reflecting surface 47b is rotated 90 ° from the initial state.
[0045]
When performing the light effect as described above, the position detection switch 62 outputs a detection signal to the rotating lamp control means 64, so that the rotating lamp control means 64 rotates and rotates the rotating disk 48 and the reflector 47. The number of times is constantly monitored. In this embodiment, when the index part 61 passes through the slit part 63, a detection signal is output by blocking the light of the position detection switch 62, and with this, the reflection surface 47b of the reflector 47 is rotated by 180 ° from the initial state. You can see that it exists in the position.
[0046]
When the motor 45 is driven to rotate, the inner cam protrusion 48b rotates eccentrically with respect to the rotation shaft 48c of the rotating disk 48 as the rotating disk 48 rotates, and the outer cam protrusion that circumscribes the inner cam protrusion 48b. 71 performs a linear reciprocating motion in the left-right direction. That is, the rotational driving force of the motor 45 transmitted through the rotating disk 48 is converted into a reciprocating linear motion by the movable body driving force transmission means 70. The reciprocating linear motion is transmitted to the pair of movable bodies 42 via the pair of arm portions 72 and the rack and pinion mechanism, and the movable body 42 is rotated about the shaft portion 75. As a result, a swinging motion is performed in which the head 76 swings its head from side to side. That is, in the present embodiment, both the movable body 42 and the reflector 47 are configured to be simultaneously interlocked using the rotational driving force of one motor 45.
[0047]
When the effect is ended, the power supply to the lamp 46 is stopped to turn off the lamp 46, and the power supply to the motor 45 is stopped to stop the rotation of the motor 45. In this case, the motor 45 is stopped at a predetermined position by controlling the motor 45 based on the position detection result by the index unit 61 and the position detection switch 62. More specifically, the motor 45 is stopped when the reflector 47 and the turntable 48 are rotated 180 ° after the index unit 61 shields the position detection switch 62 and outputs a detection signal. To do. As a result, the main reflection surface 47d of the reflection surface 47b always faces the front side (player side), and the head 76 also stops in a state of facing the front side (player side) so as to prepare for the next presentation. It has become.
[0048]
Therefore, according to the present embodiment, the following effects can be obtained.
[0049]
(1) In the case of the center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp, the lamp 46 as a light emitter and the rotating plate 48 constituting the reflecting body 47 and the reflecting body driving force transmitting means are separated in the vertical direction in the lens cover 44. Arranged. More specifically, a lamp 46 is disposed at an upper position of the lens cover 44, and a reflector 47 and a rotating disk 48 are disposed at a lower position of the lens cover 44. Thus, by disposing the non-rotating configuration and the rotating configuration in the rotating lamp 41 separately at different positions, the individual configurations in the rotating lamp 41 can be simplified, thereby reducing the size of each configuration. Can be Therefore, the rotating lamp 41 can be made compact as a whole, and the center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp that can be attached to the game board 13 of the pachinko machine 11 without difficulty can be obtained. Even when the rotating lamp 41 is formed compactly as a whole, the configuration of the drive mechanism section is simplified, so that the drive mechanism section can be formed small and light emission that is large to some extent. The body and the reflector 47 can be used. Therefore, the rotating lamp 41 is sufficiently powerful at the time of light emission, and if it is used to produce a light effect, it is possible to reliably enhance the effect.
[0050]
In addition, the lamp 46, the reflector 47, and the rotating board 48 are disposed apart from each other in the vertical direction, and a structure in which the direction in which the rotating shaft 48c of the reflecting body 47 extends is substantially parallel to the game board surface 13a is adopted. As a result, the change in light is more dynamic and the rotating lamp 41 is extremely powerful, and the effect of the production can be improved more reliably. Therefore, for example, it is possible to solve the problem in the case where a structure in which the extending direction of the rotating shaft 48c of the reflector 47 is set to the front-rear direction with respect to the game board surface 13a (problem that the player hardly changes light). it can.
[0051]
(2) In the center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp, the motor 45 as the driving means and the reflector 47 are drivingly connected via the rotating disk 48 and the driving gear 49 as the reflector driving force transmitting means. Therefore, the degree of freedom in design when the motor 45 is disposed is surely increased as compared with the configuration in which the reflector 47 is directly driven to rotate by the motor 45 without using the reflector driving force transmission means. Therefore, it is possible to dispose the motor 45 at a position that does not hinder downsizing of the entire rotating lamp 41, specifically, on the rear side of the reflector 47, the lamp 46, and the like.
[0052]
(3) In the center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp, the motor 45 is arranged behind the flange portion 34 and behind the lamp 46 and the reflector 48. Of the constituent members of the object 31, it is located at the rearmost position. Therefore, even when the center accessory 31 with a rotating light is attached to the game board 13, the motor 45 does not exist on the game board surface 13a, and the motor 45 exists more reliably on the rear side. As a result, the size of the rotating lamp 41 in the game board surface direction can be reduced as compared with the conventional one. For this reason, even if it is the upper region of the symbol display device 18 in which it is difficult to secure a space, it becomes possible to dispose the rotating lamp 41 without difficulty. Further, since the motor 45 is completely hidden in a position that cannot be seen from the front side of the game board 13 when attached to the game board 13, the complexity of appearance is eliminated, and the design is neat. Furthermore, since the game board 13 itself can function as a shield that blocks sound, the noise of the motor 45 is also reduced.
[0053]
(4) The center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp includes position detecting means (index unit 61 and position detecting switch 62) for detecting the rotational positions of the reflector 47 and the rotating disk 48. Therefore, the rotational positions of the reflector 47 and the rotating disk 48 can be detected, and the reflecting surface 47b can always be stopped at the rear side position of the lamp 46 at the end of the rotation of the reflector 47 as described above. In this case, if the next light emission is started with the main reflecting surface 47d of the reflector 47 facing the player side, the light emitted from the lamp 46 at that time is not blocked, and the player emits the first light emission to the player. It can give a strong impact. Further, if the rotational position detection signal is constantly monitored by the position detection means, it is possible to grasp whether or not the reflector 47 and the rotating disk 48 are normally rotating, and the viewpoint of early detection of failure. Is also convenient.
[0054]
(5) In the case of the center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp, the rotating lamp 41 is disposed immediately above the symbol display device 18 and the main reflecting surface 47d of the reflector 47 faces the proximal end side of the reflector 47. Is inclined by a predetermined angle θ. In this way, the light is reflected toward the height of the player's line of sight, and the player can sufficiently perceive the light of the rotating light 41 without diverting the line of sight from the symbol display device 18. become able to. Therefore, the effect of the effect by the light of the rotating lamp 41 can be improved with certainty.
[0055]
(6) In this embodiment, it is comprised so that the production of the light by the center accessory 31 with a rotating light may be performed corresponding to a reach state. Therefore, the formation of the reach state can be raised more vigorously than before by the effect of rotating light, and the interest of the player can be surely enhanced.
[0056]
(7) In the center accessory 31 with a rotating lamp, a pair of movable bodies 42 are provided separately from the rotating lamp 41, and the driving force of the motor 45 is transmitted via the rotating disk 48 and the movable body driving force transmitting means 70. Thus, the pair of movable bodies 42 are driven. Therefore, not only the reflector 47 but also the movable body 42 can be driven by one common motor 45. Therefore, it is not necessary to dispose the driving means for the movable body 42 separately from the driving means for the reflector 47, and the driving means for the movable body 42 can be omitted. Therefore, the configuration of the game board 13 can be avoided from becoming complicated. In addition, since the electric power to be supplied to the driving means for the movable body 42 is not required, power saving of the center accessory 31 with a rotating light can be achieved, and an increase in power consumption in the entire pachinko machine 11 can be prevented. Can do. Moreover, in addition to the effect of light by the rotating lamp 41, an effect with movement by the pair of movable bodies 42 is made. For this reason, the total production effect can be surely improved, and the interest of the player can be reliably increased.
[0057]
In addition, you may change embodiment of this invention as follows.
[0058]
The effect of the light by the rotating lamp 41 is not only performed when reaching the reach state as in the above embodiment, but may be performed at another timing, for example, corresponding to the occurrence of a special gaming state Good. Further, in the case of performing “notice notification” to inform the player of the possibility of the formation of the reach state or the occurrence of the special game state, even if the light effect is produced by the rotating lamp 41 at the time of the notification of the advance notice. Good.
[0059]
In place of the above-described embodiment in which the motor 45 is driven to rotate only in a certain direction (that is, forward direction), the motor 45 may be rotationally driven by performing drive control that switches between normal rotation and reverse rotation under a predetermined condition. Good. If the motor 45 is rotated in both forward and reverse directions in this way, there are two types of directions in which the reflected light of the rotating lamp 41 rotates. As a result, various light effects can be realized, and the effects can be further increased. .
[0060]
Instead of the embodiment in which the motor 45 is rotationally driven at a constant speed, the motor 45 may be rotationally driven by performing drive control such that the rotational speed is switched under a predetermined condition. For example, if the rotation speed is set to increase in accordance with the development of the reach state such as normal reach → super reach → special reach, the speed of change of the reflected light of the rotating light 41 is increased, which further enhances the production. be able to.
[0061]
-The aspect which arrange | positions the motor 45 is not limited to the thing of the said embodiment, It can change suitably. For example, it is possible to adopt a mode in which the tip of the motor 45 faces downward and the rotation drive shaft 56 faces downward, and the drive gear 49 mounted on the rotation drive shaft 56 is engaged with the rotating disk 48. . In this case, the rotary disk 48 and the drive gear 49 have a parallel positional relationship, and the rotary shaft portion 47f of the reflector 47 and the rotary drive shaft 56 of the motor 45 have a parallel positional relationship.
[0062]
The driving means used for the rotating lamp 41 is not limited to the stepping motor exemplified in the above embodiment, and it is of course possible to use another type of motor 45 (for example, a DC motor). Further, instead of the electric rotational driving means such as the motor 45, it is allowed to use other rotational driving means (for example, a fluid pressure cylinder that performs rotational motion).
[0063]
-The movable body 42 does not necessarily need to be disposed in a pair of left and right as in the above-described embodiment, and may be disposed in only one of the left and right. Further, the movement of the movable body 42 is not limited to the swinging motion, but may be other motions (for example, rotational motion, vertical motion, etc.). In the present invention, the movable body 42 is not particularly essential and may be omitted depending on circumstances.
[0064]
In the above-described embodiment, the rotating plate 48 and the reflector 47 are separately formed and then joined together. However, for example, the rotating plate 48 and the reflector 47 may be formed as one member. Further, the rotating disk 48 may be omitted, and the tooth portion 48d may be formed on the outer peripheral surface of the base 47a of the reflector 47. That is, a part of the reflector 47 may be a face gear.
The inclination angle θ of the main reflection surface 47d (inclination angle θ of the main reflection surface 47d with respect to the direction in which the rotating shaft 48c of the reflector 47 extends) is not limited to 15 ° as in the above embodiment, but from 15 ° Of course, it may be set to an arbitrary angle larger than or an angle smaller than 15 °. In this case, a configuration in which the angle θ is set to 0 (zero), that is, a configuration in which the main reflection surface 47d is not particularly inclined can be employed. Further, the reflector 47 is not necessarily divided into the main reflection surface 47d and the sub-reflection surface 47c.
[0065]
-A game machine having a rotating light 41 according to the present invention is not only embodied as a game for the pachinko machine 11 as shown in the embodiment, but is a game machine other than the pachinko machine 11. It can be embodied as an accessory used for a thing provided with the game board 13.
[0066]
Next, in addition to the technical ideas described in the claims, the technical ideas grasped by the embodiment described above are listed below.
[0067]
(1) An accessory attached to a game board of a gaming machine, which is a light emitter, a reflector that turns around the light emitter and reflects the light of the light emitter, and a driving unit that rotates the reflector. A rotating lamp having a reflector driving force transmitting means for transmitting the driving force of the driving means to the reflector, and a translucent cover for housing the light emitter and the reflector, A gaming machine accessory having a rotating lamp, wherein the light emitter is disposed at an upper position, and the reflector and the reflector driving force transmission means are disposed at a lower position of the cover.
[0069]
【The invention's effect】
  As detailed above, claims 1 to4According to the invention described in the above, a gaming machine having a revolving light that can be attached to a game board because of its compactness.CenterIt is possible to provide an accessory. In addition, game machines with rotating lights that can produce powerful performances.CenterIt is possible to provide an accessory.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is an overall front view showing a pachinko machine according to an embodiment.
FIG. 2 is a front view showing a center accessory with a rotating lamp according to the present embodiment.
3 is a cross-sectional view taken along line AA in FIG.
FIG. 4 is an enlarged cross-sectional view of a main part of a rotating lamp part.
FIG. 5 is a partial perspective view showing members constituting the rotating lamp.
6A is a schematic front view showing members and a movable body constituting a rotating lamp, and FIG. 6B is a schematic bottom view.
7A is a schematic front view showing members and a movable body constituting a rotating lamp, and FIG. 7B is a schematic bottom view.
[Explanation of symbols]
11 ... Pachinko machines as gaming machines
13 ... Game board
13a ... Game board
31 ... A game machine with a revolving light (center with revolving light)
34 ... Flange as a game board mounting part
41 ... Revolving light
45 ... Motor as drive means
46: Lamp as a light emitter
47 ... Reflector
47b ... Reflecting surface
47c ... Sub-reflection surface
47d ... Main reflecting surface
47f: Rotating shaft of reflector
48 ... Rotating disk constituting reflector driving force transmission means
48c ... Rotation axis of rotating disk (reflector)
49 ... Drive gear constituting reflector drive force transmission means
61. Index portion constituting position detecting means
62 ... Position detection switch constituting position detection means
56 ... Rotation drive shaft
θ ... Angle

Claims (4)

  1. A frame-shaped center role that is attached to the game board to decorate the symbol display device attached to the center of the game board of the gaming machine and has a horizontally-long rectangular opening that exposes the display area of the symbol display device A thing,
    A light emitter;
    A reflector for reflecting the light of the luminous body to pivot about the light emitter,
    Driving means for rotating the reflector;
    Reflector driving force transmission means for transmitting the driving force of the driving means to the reflector;
    The rear surface side is formed of a substantially hemispherical member formed in a concave shape, and a light emitter support portion is integrally formed at the upper central position of the inner wall surface. A translucent cover that can accommodate the force transmission means;
    And a rotating lamp having a central part of the upper edge of the opening and an upper region of the symbol display device,
    The light emitter is suspended from the light emitter support portion at the upper center position of the cover via a light emitter support substrate, and the reflector and the reflector driving force are transmitted to the lower position of the cover. A center role for a gaming machine having a rotating light, characterized in that means are provided.
  2. The rotating light is disposed at a position eccentric from the center of the game board toward the upper part of the game board, and the reflector has a substantially bowl-shaped reflection surface composed of a main reflection surface and a sub-reflection surface, The main reflecting surface is disposed so as to be inclined by a predetermined angle so as to face the lower end side of the reflector, and a notch portion for avoiding interference with the light emitter is provided in an upper region of the sub-reflecting surface. 2. The game center device for a gaming machine having a rotating lamp according to claim 1, wherein the light emitting body is inserted and arranged from above toward the inside of the reflecting surface through the notch. .
  3. The drive means has a rotary drive shaft extending in a direction orthogonal to the game board surface on the front end face side, and is located behind the game board mounting portion of the accessory, and the light emitter and the reflector. And a rotational driving means disposed on the rear side of the reflector driving force transmission means,
      The reflector driving force transmission means is a driving gear which is a spur gear mounted so as to be rotatable integrally with the rotary driving shaft, and is rotatably supported at a lower position of the cover, and is mounted on the entire upper surface side outer peripheral portion. A toothed portion constituting a face gear is formed, and includes a disk-shaped rotating disk in which a reflector rotating shaft extending in a vertical direction substantially parallel to the gaming board surface is joined to a central portion on the upper surface side; Transmitting the driving force between the rotating shafts and the rotating shafts having different extending directions
    A center role for a gaming machine having a rotating light according to claim 1 or 2.
  4. The center of a gaming machine having a rotating lamp according to any one of claims 1 to 3, further comprising position detecting means for detecting a rotational position of the reflector or the reflector driving force transmission means. An accessory.
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