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JP4144422B2
JP4144422B2 JP2003122865A JP2003122865A JP4144422B2 JP 4144422 B2 JP4144422 B2 JP 4144422B2 JP 2003122865 A JP2003122865 A JP 2003122865A JP 2003122865 A JP2003122865 A JP 2003122865A JP 4144422 B2 JP4144422 B2 JP 4144422B2
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【0001】
【発明の属する技術分野】
この発明は、遊技機の裏カバー部材に関し、更に詳細には、遊技盤裏側および遊技装置の覆蓋保護を図るための裏カバー部材に関するものである。
【0002】
【従来の技術】
パチンコ機やアレンジボール機に代表されるこの種の遊技機では、ゲーム内容別に区分される何れの機種(図柄組合わせ入賞開放ゲームを展開し得る第1種パチンコ機、役物開閉ゲームを展開し得る第2種パチンコ機、権利発生ゲームを展開し得る第3種パチンコ機)にあっても、各機種に共通的に使用される基本構成部材として、外枠に開閉および着脱可能に組付けられる中枠の前後各部に、前枠およびガラス扉、上球皿および下球皿、球送り・発射装置、各種の球処理部等を有する機構セット盤、そして電飾表示部材等が夫々組付けセットされている。そしてこのような基本構成にあって、中枠の正面内部のセット枠に、所要の遊技盤が前側または裏側から着脱交換可能にセットされている。
【0003】
また、何れの機種にあっても夫々の遊技盤には、入賞具や通入具の他に、図柄ドラムや図柄ベルトまたは液晶表示部等を具備する遊技装置、電動式入賞装置、スイッチ付き入賞具、遊技表示具、ランプ類等の電気的遊技器具(以下、これらを総称して遊技装置と云う)を適宜選択配置して、所要とするゲーム内容が設定されている。前記遊技装置は、前後方向に嵩張る大型のサイズに形成されており、パチンコ機の後方へ突出している。また、前記遊技盤等には、前側に開口する裏カバー部材が開閉可能に配設されて、該裏カバー部材を閉成した際に前記遊技装置の背面側を覆蓋保護するようになっている。
【0004】
ところで、近年、前記遊技装置で行なう遊技演出内容が複雑高度化しており、パチンコ機全体を制御する主制御基板に形成される制御回路が複雑になると共に大型化し、該主制御基板の保守点検作業が煩雑になっていた。そこで、前記主制御基板から音楽を制御する機能を分離して別の独立した音制御基板を設け、該主制御基板の保守点検作業を容易にする構成が知られている。この場合に、新たに増加する音制御基板を収容した基板ケースを、前記裏カバー部材内部における背面側にネジ止めしたものがある(例えば、特許文献1参照)。
【0005】
【特許文献1】
特開2000−300798号公報
【0006】
【発明が解決しようとする課題】
しかしながら、前記パチンコ機を設置する遊技場(所謂ホール)は、各パチンコ機の背面側を夫々対向する状態で設置するよう設置台が構成されており、パチンコ機の背面側に突出し得る大きさは限られる。このため、前述の如く、前記裏カバー部材の背面に前記基板ケースを取り付けた場合には、パチンコ機の後方突出寸法が増大し、設置台に対向配置したパチンコ機の背面同士が接触する畏れもある。また、パチンコ機の後方突出寸法を小さくすると、前記裏カバー部材で覆蓋保護し得る遊技装置の小型化を招来し、該遊技装置で行なう遊技演出は迫力やインパクトに欠けるものとなって遊技の興趣が低下する問題も指摘される。更に、前記基板ケース(音制御基板)を前記裏カバー部材に着脱するに際しては、ドライバ等の工具が必要となるため、作業性が悪化して作業時間が長くなる欠点がある。また、パチンコ機の裏側には多数の部材が取り付けられていることから、前記基板ケースを着脱する際にネジを落して紛失する難点がある。なお、紛失したネジが他の部材に挟まった状態でパチンコ機を稼働すると、動作異常等の不具合が生ずる畏れもある。
【0007】
【発明の目的】
本発明は、前述した従来の技術に内在している前記課題に鑑み、これを好適に解決するべく提案されたものであって、後方側への突出寸法を抑制し得ると共にネジを使用することなく基板ケースを容易に着脱可能な遊技機の裏カバー部材を提供することを目的とする。
【0008】
【課題を解決するための手段】
前記課題を克服し、所期の目的を達成するために、本願発明に係る遊技機の裏カバー部材は、
遊技盤(J)の前面側に臨む遊技装置(15b)を該遊技盤(J)の裏側から被覆したボックス状の裏カバー部材(20)の内部に、遊技機(P)を構成する所要部材を制御する制御基板(28)を収容した基板ケース(30)を配設するよう構成した遊技機において、
前記ボックス状の裏カバー部材(20)に形成され、該裏カバー部材(20)の内部側面(21c)に前記基板ケース(30)を取り付けるための第1の係合手段(23,24)と、
前記基板ケース(30)に形成され、前記第1の係合手段(23,24)に係脱可能に係合する第2の係合手段(36,38)とからなり、
前記第1の係合手段(23,24)と第2の係合手段(36,38)とを係合させることで、前記基板ケース(30)を裏カバー部材(20)の内部側面(21c)に取り付けるよう構成し
前記第1の係合手段 (23,24) を、前記遊技装置 (15b) を被覆した際に該遊技装置 (15b) の背面と対向する対向面 (21a) に形成されて内側に突出する突出部 (24) と、前記対向面 (21a) に連接する内部側面 (21c) に穿設した孔部 (23) とで構成し、
前記第2の係合手段 (36,38) を、基板ケース (30) の一方の側部に形成されて、前記突出部 (24) に係合して前記内部側面 (21c) からの基板ケース (30) の離間を規制する取着部 (36) と、基板ケース (30) の他方の側部に形成されて、前記孔部 (23) に嵌合する突部 (38) とから構成して、前記突出部 (24) を取着部 (36) に係合させると共に、前記孔部 (23) に前記突部 (38) を嵌合させることで、前記内部側面 (21c) への前記基板ケース (30) の取り付けがなされることを特徴とする。
【0009】
また、前記制御基板(28)としては、前記遊技装置(15b)の制御部を含むよう構成してもよい。
【0010】
更に、前記遊技盤(J)に対して裏カバー部材(20)をヒンジ(41)を介して開閉可能に構成し、該ヒンジ(41)側における裏カバー部材(20)の内部側面(21c)に前記基板ケース(30)を配設するようにすることもできる。
【0012】
そして、前記突出部(24)を前記対向面(21a)に形成して、該突出部(24)と前記内部側面(21c)との間に前記基板ケース(30)の取着部(36)を挿入することで前記基板ケース(30)の前記内部側面(21c)からの離間を規制すると共に、該取着部(36)に前記突出部(24)を挟む一対の規制片(36a,36a)を形成して、該基板ケース(30)の位置決めをするよう構成してもよい。
【0013】
なお、前記基板ケース(30)を、前記制御基板(28)を載置する平板状の設置部(31)と、該設置部(31)に固定されて該制御基板(28)を被覆するケース部(32)とから構成し、前記裏カバー部材(20)の内部側面(21c)に該基板ケース(30)を取り付けた際に、前記設置部(31)が内部側面(21c)に密着するよう構成することもできる。
【0014】
【作用】
本発明は、ボックス状に形成した裏カバー部材の内部側面に、第1の係合手段と第2の係合手段とを介して基板ケースを着脱可能に取り付けるようにしたので、遊技機の後方突出寸法を抑制し得ると共に、遊技装置をできる限り大型化することができる。また、基板ケースをネジ等で固定しないから、該基板ケースを着脱するに際してドライバ等の工具が必要なく、作業性が向上して、作業時間の短縮を図り得ると共に、ネジが他の部材の間に挟まる等の不具合を生ずる畏れもない。更に、前記基板ケース内に、前記裏カバー部材が被覆する遊技装置を制御する制御基板を収容するよう構成することで、該基板ケースと遊技装置とを接続する配線を短くでき、基板ケースの取扱いが容易になると共に、配線が占有するスペースを少なくして遊技装置を大型化することが可能である。そして、前記裏カバー部材のヒンジ形成側に基板ケースを配設することで、該基板ケースを裏カバー部材における他面部に配設した場合に較べて裏カバー部材を少し開放するだけで該基板ケースを視認し得るようになり、当該基板ケースの着脱の容易化を図ると共に、裏カバー部材の開放を許容する配線長を短くすることができる。また、基板ケースを裏カバー部材の内部側面に取り付けるに際し、基板ケースの制御基板を載置する設置部を内部側面に密着させることにより、該基板ケースと裏カバー部材との接触面積を広くできるから、基板ケースを裏カバー部材に安定して取り付けることが可能となる。
【0015】
【発明の実施の形態】
次に、本発明に係る遊技機の裏カバー部材につき、好適な実施例を挙げて添付図面を参照しながら、以下詳細に説明する。なお、本実施例では、遊技機として、主たる図柄組合わせゲームを行なう主表示装置と、補助的な遊技演出を行なう補助表示装置を備えたパチンコ機を例示する。
【0016】
(パチンコ機について)
先ず実施例に係るパチンコ機の概略構成について、図1または図2を参照して説明する。本実施例のパチンコ機Pは、外枠Aの開口前面側に対して中枠Bが、連結支持手段Kおよび施錠手段(図示せず)を利用して着脱および開放可能に組付けられている。そして各機種に共用される遊技構成部材として、中枠Bの前側には、横開き式のガラス扉Dを組付けた前枠C、このガラス扉Dの下部に開放可能に取着した開閉板の前側にセットした上球皿Eおよび裏側にセットされた電動式の球送り装置(図示せず)、下段に位置する下球皿Fおよび打球発射装置H等が夫々設置されていると共に、該中枠Bの裏側には、アウト球、セーフ球および賞球の各処理部や各種電気部品およびパチンコ機Pを構成する所要部位を制御する制御基板等を備えた機構セット盤Gが着脱可能にセットされている。また、この機構セット盤Gの略中央部には、後述する遊技盤Jにおける遊技領域Iの裏面に適合する開口広さの窓口Mが画成されている。なお、以下の説明において、前後および左右とは、図2に示すようにパチンコ機Pを裏側から見た場合において指称するものとする。
【0017】
(遊技盤について)
そして、前記中枠Bの裏側には、前記ガラス扉Dおよび上球皿Eを開放したもとで、遊技盤Jが着脱交換可能にセットされる。ちなみにこの遊技盤Jについては、「第1種パチンコ機」に係るタイプのものを例とし、案内レール10内の遊技領域Iにおいて、遊技装置として普通入賞具13,13や球案内車12(「風車」ともいう)の他に、スイッチ付きの始動入賞具11、図柄組合わせゲーム用の液晶表示部を備えた主表示装置15a、補助的な遊技演出を行なう補助表示装置(遊技装置)15b、電動式の大型入賞装置14、ランプ表示具16等の電気的遊技器具が夫々配設され、当該遊技盤Jに固有のゲーム内容が設定されている。また遊技盤Jの裏面には、前記主表示装置15aおよび補助表示装置15bを囲繞する形状に合成樹脂成形されたセーフ球排出部材17(図4参照)が取着され、前記各入賞具11,13,14に入ったセーフ球を前記機構セット盤Gに配設したセーフ球処理通路(図示せず)へ排出案内するようになっている。なお実施例では、セーフ球排出部材17の左側に形成したセーフ球の通出案内を図る樋部18の背面に、遊技盤Jに取着された前記各電気的遊技機器に係る中継基板19が設置されたものを示す。
【0018】
(裏カバー部材について)
このようなパチンコ機Pにあって、前記セーフ球排出部材17の背面側には、全ての機種の共用部材とされた裏カバー部材20がヒンジ41を介して着脱および開閉可能に装着されており、前記遊技盤J、前記主表示装置15aおよび補助表示装置15bの背面側を被覆すると共に、該補助表示装置15bを制御する制御基板28を収容した基板ケース30(後述)の取付部材としても機能するものである。図3または図4に示すように、前記裏カバー部材20は、被覆した主表示装置15aおよび補助表示装置15bの背面と対向する背面部(対向面)21aと、該背面部21aに連接する上面部21b、左側面部(内部側面)21cおよび右側面部21dとから、前記セーフ球排出部材17側および下方に開口するボックス状に形成される。また、前記裏カバー部材20は、前記セーフ球排出部材17を略全面的に被覆し得る開口サイズに設定されると共に、遊技盤Jから後方へ突出した前記主表示装置15aおよび補助表示装置15bを完全に収容し得る奥行き(深さ)寸法に設定されている(図4参照)。また、前記上面部21b、左側面部21cおよび右側面部21dの夫々には適宜の勾配が付与されて、これら内部側面21b,21c,21dの夫々は背面部21aから遊技盤Jに向かって拡開する形状を呈して、特に上面部21bへ落下したパチンコ球の停留を防止するようになっている。
【0019】
前記裏カバー部材20を開閉可能に支持する前記ヒンジ41は、図3に示すように、前記左側面部21cの外側で上下に離間して水平に延出形成した支持片42,42に上下に貫通するよう開口した支持孔(図示せず)と、前記セーフ球排出部材17における樋部18の上下に離間する位置に水平に形成した支持受片から垂直上方へ立設形成した支持軸(何れも図示せず)とから構成されている。すなわち、前記裏カバー部材20の各支持孔に、対応的に支持軸を挿通することで、該裏カバー部材20が左右方向に回動(横開き)可能に支持される。なお、前記右側面部21dの端縁部から右外方へ延出したフランジ部21eの上下に離間する位置には、出没式の第1の係止具(ピン状の留め具)48,48が配設されると共に、裏カバー部材20を閉成した際に、前記セーフ球排出部材17の右側における該第1の係止具48,48に対応する位置には、当該第1の係止具48,48の端部が嵌脱可能な係止筒部49,49を形成してある(図4参照)。従って、第1の係止具48,48と係止筒部49,49とを利用することで、裏カバー部材20がセーフ球排出部材17に係脱(施錠および解錠)可能に係止されるようになっている。
【0020】
そして、前記背面部21aにおいては、前記主表示装置15aにおける本体部の背面側に対応した位置に、上下所要間隔毎に形成される複数の横長スリット状の放熱口22が設けられ、前記主表示装置15aや補助表示装置15b等から発生する熱を、裏カバー部材20の内部から機外へ排出し得るよう構成される。また、前記裏カバー部材20の下方開口を介して、前記各遊技装置や主表示装置15a等に接続される各配線(図示せず)の配線処理の利便を図ると共に、前記主表示装置15aの本体部の冷却に供される外部冷気を裏カバー部材20の内部へ導入し得るようになっている。
【0021】
図3,図4または図6に示すように、前記ヒンジ41を形成した左側面部21cには、内外方向に貫通する孔部(第1の係合手段)23が穿設されており、該孔部23に前記基板ケース30の後述する第2の係止具(第2の係合手段)38を係脱可能に係合させるようになっている。また、前記背面部21aにおける左側面部21cから所要距離だけ離間する位置には、図4または図6に示すように、裏カバー部材20の内部側に突出する突出部(第1の係合手段)24が一体的に成形されて、該突出部24と前記左側面部21cとの間に所要の隙間27を形成してある。また、前記突出部24における裏カバー部材20の外部側は、後方に開口するよう凹む収容部25が画成されており、該収容部25に、例えば大当り情報や始動入賞具11への入賞数等の遊技情報信号を集約して出力する情報出力基板26が設置されるよう構成される。ここで、前記収容部25の奥行き(深さ)寸法は、該収容部25に設置した情報出力基板26が前記背面部21aより後方に突出しないように設定されている。なお、突出部24(収容部25)の下部隅角部には、情報出力基板26の下縁部を挿入係止するためのスリット24a(図7参照)が設けられると共に、上部隅角部近傍にはビスをねじ込むためのボス24b,24bが形成されており、該情報出力基板26は簡単なビス締め作業で取着し得るよう構成してある。
【0022】
(基板ケースについて)
前記基板ケース30は、前述の如く前記補助表示装置15bを制御する制御基板28を保護するものであって、図5(b)に示すように、平板状に形成されて該制御基板28を載置する台部(設置部)31と、該台部31に取り付けられて制御基板28の上方を被覆すると共に、当該台部31との間に制御基板28を挟持するケース部32とから構成される。ここで、前記基板ケース30の説明に関しては、図5(a)に示す状態を基準として前後および左右を指称するものとする。なお、前記ケース部32の前面には、多数の放熱用通孔32aが形成してある。
【0023】
図5(a),(b)に示すように、前記ケース部32の左側部32bには、前記裏カバー部材20の左側面部21cと、前記突出部24との間の隙間27に挿入可能な取着部(第2の係合手段)36が突設されており、該取着部36を該左側面部21cと突出部24との間の隙間27に挿入した際に、当該突出部24に取着部36が当接(係合)するよう構成してある。このとき、前記基板ケース30の台部31は、前記裏カバー部材20の左側面部21cに密着するようになっている。また、前記取着部36における上下方向の長さ寸法は、前記突出部24の上下方向の幅寸法より僅かに大きく設定されると共に、該取着部36の上下端部に、前方に向かって延出する一対の規制片36a,36aが形成されている。すなわち、前記左側面部21cと突出部24との間の隙間27に前記取着部36を挿入した際に、前記規制片36a,36aが突出部24を上下から挟んで位置するよう構成されている(図7参照)。なお、前記取着部36の前面36bは、前記ケース部32から離間するにつれて後方に向かって傾斜するよう形成されて、図6(b)に示すように、前記基板ケース30の台部31を前記裏カバー部材20の左側面部21cに当接した際に、該台部31に対する前面36bの傾斜角度と、該左側面部21cに対する前記突出部24における対向面24cの傾斜角度とが略同一となるよう設定される。
【0024】
また、前記ケース部32の右側部32cにおける上下方向の略中央位置には、外方に向かって突出する突出片37が形成されると共に、該突出片37に前記裏カバー部材20の孔部23に係脱可能な出没式の第2の係止具38が取り付けられる。ここで、前記第2の係止具38は、前記取着部36を裏カバー部材20の左側面部21cと突出部24との間の隙間27に挿入した際に、その端部が前記孔部23と整列する位置に形成され、該孔部23に第2の係止具38の端部を挿入した状態で、第2の係止具38を操作することにより端部が膨大して係合するようになっている。なお、前記ケース部32の右側部32c側には後方に向かって凹む段部34が形成されて、該段部34に開設したコネクタ通孔34a,34aを介して前記制御基板28に形成したコネクタ受部28a,28aが、該ケース部32の外部に露出するよう構成してある。そして、前記コネクタ受部28a,28aには、前記補助表示装置15bおよび電源供給用の電源基板51(図2参照)と接続する配線(図示せず)が取り付けてある。
【0025】
【実施例の作用】
次に、本実施例に係る遊技機の裏カバー部材の作用につき説明する。前記ヒンジ41を介して前記裏カバー部材20を回動し、前記主表示装置15aおよび補助表示装置15bの背面側を被覆する状態で前記第1の係止具48,48を前記係止筒部49,49に係合させることで、該裏カバー部材20は閉成状態で保持される。このため、前記機構セット盤Gの球通出経路に給出されたパチンコ球が落下しても、前記主表示装置15aや補助表示装置15bに接触し損傷させることはない。また、前記裏カバー部材20の上面部21bを傾斜させてあるから、前述の如く落下したパチンコ球が上面部21bに停留するのを防止し得る。更に、前記第1の係止具48,48と係止筒部49,49との係合を解除するだけで前記裏カバー部材20を開放することができ、前記主表示装置15aや補助表示装置15b等の交換作業や、メンテナンス作業を容易に行ない得る。
【0026】
また、前記裏カバー部材20における内側の左側面部21cに基板ケース30を配設するよう構成してあるから、前述したと同様にパチンコ球が該基板ケース30に接触することはなく、前記制御基板28の動作不良等を招来することはない。そして、前記裏カバー部材20の左側面部21cに前記基板ケース30を配設することにより、前記主表示装置15aおよび補助表示装置15bの背面を、裏カバー部材20の背面部21aに近接させ得るようになるから、該主表示装置15aおよび補助表示装置15bを最大限まで大型化して迫力やインパクトに優れた遊技演出を行ない得る。また、前記裏カバー部材20の背面部21aに基板ケース30を配設していないから、該裏カバー部材20の後方突出寸法を小さくすることができ、遊技場に対向配置したパチンコ機Pの背面同士が干渉し合うのを防止し得る。
【0027】
ここで、前記裏カバー部材20に対する前記基板ケース30の取付方法について説明する。前記基板ケース30は、該基板ケース30の左側部32bに形成した取着部36を、前記裏カバー部材20の前記突出部24と左側面部21cとの間の隙間27に挿入すると共に、当該基板ケース30の右側部32cに形成した第2の係止具38を、前裏カバー部材20の左側面部21cに形成した前記孔部23に嵌合することで取り付けられる。すなわち、前記基板ケース30は、前記突出部24と取着部36との係合、および前記孔部23と第2の係止具38との係合により、前記左側面部21cからの離間が規制されるから、該基板ケース30が左側面部21cから脱落することなく所定位置に配置させることができる。すなわち、前記基板ケース30を裏カバー部材20にネジを使用して固定しないから、ドライバ等の工具を使用する必要がなく、該基板ケース30の着脱作業の作業性が向上して作業時間の短縮を図ると共に、部品点数(ネジ)を削減してコストの低減を図り得る。また、ネジを使用しないので、基板ケース30の着脱時に紛失したネジが他の部材に挟まる畏れはなく、このようなネジの挟み込みを原因とするパチンコ機Pの動作異常等の不具合は防止される。
【0028】
また、前記基板ケース30の台部31に対する前面36bの傾斜角度と、前記裏カバー部材20の左側面部21cに対する前記突出部24の対向面24cの傾斜角度とを略同一の角度となるよう設定してあるから、該取着部36を前記突出部24と左側面部21cとの間の隙間27に挿入した際に、基板ケース30の台部31が裏カバー部材20の左側面21cに密着し、基板ケース30をガタツクことなく確実に取り付けることができる。更に、基板ケース30における収容した制御基板28に近接する台部31を、裏カバー部材20の左側面部21cに密着するよう構成したので、該基板ケース30と裏カバー部材20との接触面積が広くなり、基板ケース30を裏カバー部材20に安定して取り付けられると共に、該ケース20内部への基板ケース30の突出寸法を抑えることができ、当該ケース30が前記主表示装置15aや補助表示装置15bに干渉するのを防止できる。
【0029】
そして、前記取着部36の前面36bを、外側に向かうにつれて後方に傾斜するよう構成したから、前記突出部24と左側面部21cとの間の隙間27に該取着部36を容易に挿入できる。ここで、前記取着部36における前記突出部24を上下から挟む位置に規制片36a,36aが夫々形成してあるから、該取着部36を突出部24と左側面部21cとの間に挿入することで前記基板ケース30の上下方向の移動が規制されて、より確実に該基板ケース30を前記左側面部21cの所定位置に取り付けることが可能である。また、前記規制片36a,36aにより取着部36の隙間27からの脱落は防止されるから、前記基板ケース30の着脱の作業性が向上される。
【0030】
また、前記基板ケース30内に、前記補助表示装置15bを制御する制御基板28を収容したことにより、該基板ケース30と補助表示装置15bとを接続する配線長を短くすることができ、該基板ケース30の取扱いが容易になると共に、配線が占有するスペースを少なくして、主表示装置15aや補助表示装置15b等の更なる大型化を図り得る。更に、基板ケース30と補助表示装置15bとを接続する配線を短くすることで、パチンコ機Pを構成する各部材から発するノイズの影響を抑制して補助表示装置15bを正確に制御することが可能となる。
【0031】
そして、前記基板ケース30を、前記裏カバー部材20におけるヒンジ41の形成側である左側面部21cに配設することで、該基板ケース30を裏カバー部材20における他部位(例えば右側面部21d)に配設した場合に較べ、裏カバー部材20を少し開放するだけで該基板ケース30を視認し得るようになる。また、裏カバー部材20の開放を許容する配線長を短くできるから、配線の取り回しが容易になると共に配線の収容スペースを最小限に抑え得る。更に、前記基板ケース30の右側にコネクタ受部28aが露出するよう形成してあるから配線の着脱が容易に行ない得るようになる。更にまた、前記第1の係止具48,48も基板ケース30の右側(ヒンジ41側)に設けてあるから、前記裏カバー部材20を完全に解放することなく該第1の係止具48,48を操作し得る利点もある。なお、前記基板ケース30の取着部36は、単に前記突出部24と左側面部21cとの間の隙間27に挿入されているだけであるから、前記第1の係止具48,48の係合を解除すると共に、前記取着部36を前記突出部24と左側面部21cとの間から抜き出すだけで簡単に基板ケース30を取り外すことができ、短時間で作業を行なうことが可能である。
【0032】
なお、前記基板ケース30を固定する突出部24を、前述の如く基板ケース30を係合固定する係合手段として機能させると共に、情報出力基板26を設置する凹部としても機能するようにしたから、スペースの有効活用を図り得る。更に、情報出力基板26の上方を完全に被覆しているので、落下したパチンコ球が接触するのを防止できる。
【0033】
【変更例】
なお、遊技機の裏カバー部材の構成としては、前述した実施例のものに限らず、種々の変更が可能である。例えば、実施例では、基板ケースに裏カバー部材で被覆した補助表示装置を制御する制御基板を収容するようにしたが、これに限らず、音声制御基板、ランプ制御基板、発射制御基板、払出制御基板その他遊技機の所要部位を制御する各種制御基板を収容するよう構成すればよい。また、前記第1の係合手段と第2の係合手段との係合部位は、実施例の如く2箇所(突出部と取着部、孔部と第2の係止具)に限られず、基板ケースを裏カバー部材の内部側面に確実に係合保持できるよう構成すれば、1箇所または3箇所以上とすることも可能である。
【0034】
そして、裏カバー部材の形状としては実施例のものに限られるものではなく、遊技装置の背面を被覆し得ると共に基板ケースを配設可能なボックス状に形成すれば何れの形状に形成することもでき、更に裏カバー部材は開閉式に限らず着脱式であってもよい。基板ケースを配設する部位としては、左側面部に限られるものではなく、上面部や右側面部、あるいは例えば下面部を有するボックス状であれば下面部等の裏カバー部材の内部側面に配設することが可能である。なお、実施例ではパチンコ機に主表示装置と補助表示装置を備えるものを例にして説明したが、これに限られず、主表示装置のみを備えたものであってもよい。更に、遊技機としてはパチンコ機に限られるものではなく、アレンジボール機やパチンコ式スロットマシン機等でもよく、遊技盤に配設した遊技装置を被覆する裏カバー部材を備えるものであれば何れの遊技機でもよい。
【0035】
【発明の効果】
以上説明した如く、本発明に係る遊技機の裏カバー部材では、ボックス状に形成した裏カバー部材の内部側面に、第1の係合手段と第2の係合手段とを介して基板ケースを着脱可能に取り付けるようにしたので、遊技機の後方突出寸法を抑制し得ると共に、遊技装置をできる限り大型化することができる。また、基板ケースをネジ等で固定しないから、該基板ケースを着脱するに際してドライバ等の工具は必要なく、作業性が向上すると共に、作業時間の短縮を図り得る。更に、着脱作業時に紛失したネジが他の部材に挟まる等の不具合を生ずる畏れもない。
【0036】
そして、前記基板ケース内に、前記裏カバー部材が被覆する遊技装置を制御する制御基板を収容するよう構成することで、該基板ケースと遊技装置とを接続する配線を短くでき、基板ケースの取扱いが容易になると共に、配線が占有するスペースを少なくして遊技装置を大型化することが可能である。また、前記裏カバー部材のヒンジ形成側に基板ケースを配設することで、該基板ケースを裏カバー部材における他部位に配設した場合に較べて裏カバー部材を少し開放するだけで該基板ケースを視認し得るようになり、当該基板ケースの着脱の容易化を図ると共に、裏カバー部材の開放を許容する配線長を短くすることができる。
【0037】
更に、突出部を取着部に係合させると共に、孔部に突部を嵌合して裏カバー部材の内部側面に前記基板ケースを取り付けるよう構成することにより、孔部と突部との嵌合を解除するだけで基板ケースを取り外せるから、作業の簡略化を図り得る。更にまた、前記取着部に規制片を形成することで該取着部の脱落は防止され、確実に基板ケースを裏カバー部材の内部側面に取り付けることが可能である。そして、基板ケースに収容した制御基板を載置した設置部を、裏カバー部材の内部側面に密着させることで、該基板ケースと裏カバー部材との接触面積を広くできるから、基板ケースを裏カバー部材に安定して取り付けることが可能となる。
【図面の簡単な説明】
【図1】本発明の実施例に係るパチンコ機の正面図である。
【図2】実施例に係るパチンコ機の背面図である。
【図3】実施例に係る裏カバー部材を示す正面図である。
【図4】実施例に係るセーフ球排出部材に裏カバー部材を取り付けた状態を示す横断面図である。
【図5】 (a)は、実施例に係る基板ケースを示す正面図であり、(b)は基板ケースの横断面図である。
【図6】実施例に係る裏カバー部材に対して基板ケースの取り付けた状態を示す断面図であって、(a)は基板ケースを裏カバー部材から取り外した状態を示し、(b)は基板ケースを裏カバー部材の左側面部に取り付けた状態を示す。
【図7】実施例に係る裏カバー部材に対して基板ケースを取り付けた状態を示す側面図である。
【符号の説明】
15b 遊技装置
20 裏カバー部材
21a 背面部(対向面)
21c 左側面部(内部側面)
23 孔部(第1の係合手段)
24 突出部(第1の係合手段)
28 制御基板
30 基板ケース
31 台部(設置部)
32 ケース部
36 取着部(第2の係合手段)
36a 規制片
38 第2の係止具(第2の係合手段、突部)
41 ヒンジ
J 遊技盤
P パチンコ機(遊技機)
[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a back cover member of a gaming machine, and more particularly to a back cover member for protecting a back side of a game board and a cover of a gaming apparatus.
[0002]
[Prior art]
In this type of gaming machine represented by pachinko machines and arrange ball machines, any type of game machine classified according to game content (first class pachinko machines that can be used to develop symbol combination prize-opening games, and opening / closing games for objects) 2nd type pachinko machine, 3rd type pachinko machine that can develop right generation game), it is assembled to the outer frame so that it can be opened / closed and detachable as a basic component commonly used for each model A front and a glass door, an upper and lower ball tray, a ball feeding / launching device, a mechanism set board having various ball processing units, etc., and an electric display member, etc. Has been. In such a basic configuration, a required game board is set in a set frame inside the front of the middle frame so as to be attachable / detachable from the front side or the back side.
[0003]
In addition, in each model, each game board has a prize device and a passer, a game device having a design drum, a design belt or a liquid crystal display unit, an electric prize device, and a prize with a switch. Necessary game contents are set by appropriately selecting and arranging electrical game machines (hereinafter collectively referred to as game machines) such as tools, game display tools, and lamps. The gaming device is formed in a large size that is bulky in the front-rear direction and protrudes to the rear of the pachinko machine. Further, the game board or the like is provided with a back cover member that opens to the front side so as to be openable and closable, and when the back cover member is closed, the back side of the gaming device is covered and protected. .
[0004]
By the way, in recent years, the contents of game effects performed by the gaming apparatus have become complex and sophisticated, the control circuit formed on the main control board for controlling the entire pachinko machine has become complicated and larger, and the maintenance inspection work for the main control board Was complicated. Therefore, a configuration is known in which the function of controlling music is separated from the main control board and another independent sound control board is provided to facilitate maintenance and inspection work of the main control board. In this case, there is a case in which a board case containing a newly increasing sound control board is screwed to the back side inside the back cover member (see, for example, Patent Document 1).
[0005]
[Patent Document 1]
JP 2000-300808 A
[0006]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
However, the amusement hall (so-called hall) in which the pachinko machine is installed has an installation base configured to be installed with the back side of each pachinko machine facing each other, and the size that can protrude to the back side of the pachinko machine is Limited. For this reason, as described above, when the substrate case is attached to the back surface of the back cover member, the rearward projecting dimension of the pachinko machine increases, and the back surfaces of the pachinko machines arranged opposite to the installation base may come into contact with each other. is there. In addition, if the rearward projecting dimension of the pachinko machine is reduced, the gaming apparatus that can be covered with the back cover member is reduced in size, and the game performance performed by the gaming apparatus is lacking in power and impact. The problem of decreasing is also pointed out. Further, when attaching / detaching the substrate case (sound control substrate) to / from the back cover member, a tool such as a screwdriver is required. In addition, since a large number of members are attached to the back side of the pachinko machine, there is a problem that a screw is dropped and lost when the substrate case is attached or detached. In addition, if the pachinko machine is operated in a state where the lost screw is sandwiched between other members, malfunctions such as abnormal operation may occur.
[0007]
OBJECT OF THE INVENTION
The present invention has been proposed in view of the above-described problems inherent in the prior art described above, and it has been proposed to suitably solve this problem, and it is possible to suppress a rearward projecting dimension and to use a screw. An object of the present invention is to provide a back cover member of a gaming machine in which a board case can be easily attached and detached.
[0008]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
  In order to overcome the above-mentioned problems and achieve the intended purpose, the back cover member of the gaming machine according to the present invention,
  Required members constituting the gaming machine (P) inside the box-shaped back cover member (20) covering the gaming device (15b) facing the front side of the gaming board (J) from the back side of the gaming board (J) In a gaming machine configured to arrange a substrate case (30) containing a control substrate (28) for controlling
  First engagement means (23, 24) formed on the box-shaped back cover member (20), and for attaching the substrate case (30) to the inner side surface (21c) of the back cover member (20); ,
  Second engagement means (36, 38) formed on the substrate case (30) and removably engaged with the first engagement means (23, 24);
  By engaging the first engagement means (23, 24) and the second engagement means (36, 38), the substrate case (30) is attached to the inner side surface (21c) of the back cover member (20). ),
  The first engaging means (23,24) The gaming device (15b) Game device when coated (15b) Opposite surface opposite the back (21a) Protruding part that is formed in and protrudes inward (twenty four) And the facing surface (21a) Internal side connected to (21c) Holes drilled in (twenty three) And
Said second engaging means (36,38) The board case (30) Formed on one side of the protrusion (twenty four) Engage with the inner side (21c) PCB case from (30) Mounting part that regulates separation (36) And board case (30) Formed on the other side of the hole (twenty three) Protrusions that fit into (38) And the projecting portion (twenty four) Mounting part (36) And the hole portion (twenty three) To the protrusion (38) By fitting the inner side surface (21c) To said board case (30) Is installedIt is characterized by that.
[0009]
Further, the control board (28) may include a control unit of the gaming machine (15b).
[0010]
Further, the back cover member (20) can be opened and closed with respect to the game board (J) via a hinge (41), and the inner side surface (21c) of the back cover member (20) on the hinge (41) side. The substrate case (30) may be disposed on the board.
[0012]
Then, the protrusion (24) is formed on the facing surface (21a), and the attachment portion (36) of the substrate case (30) is provided between the protrusion (24) and the inner side surface (21c). To restrict the separation of the substrate case (30) from the inner side surface (21c), and a pair of restricting pieces (36a, 36a) sandwiching the protruding portion (24) between the attachment portion (36) ) May be formed to position the substrate case (30).
[0013]
The board case (30) is a flat plate-like installation part (31) on which the control board (28) is placed, and a case fixed to the installation part (31) and covering the control board (28) When the board case (30) is attached to the inner side surface (21c) of the back cover member (20), the installation portion (31) is in close contact with the inner side surface (21c). It can also comprise.
[0014]
[Action]
In the present invention, the board case is detachably attached to the inner side surface of the back cover member formed in a box shape via the first engagement means and the second engagement means. The projecting dimensions can be suppressed, and the gaming device can be made as large as possible. In addition, since the board case is not fixed with screws or the like, a tool such as a screwdriver is not required when attaching or detaching the board case, so that the workability can be improved and the working time can be shortened. There is no possibility of causing problems such as being caught between the two. Furthermore, by configuring the board case to accommodate a control board that controls the gaming device covered by the back cover member, the wiring connecting the board case and the gaming machine can be shortened, and the board case is handled. This makes it easy to increase the size of the gaming apparatus by reducing the space occupied by the wiring. Then, by disposing the substrate case on the hinge forming side of the back cover member, the substrate case can be opened by slightly opening the back cover member as compared with the case where the substrate case is disposed on the other surface portion of the back cover member. Can be visually recognized, the attachment and detachment of the substrate case can be facilitated, and the wiring length allowing the opening of the back cover member can be shortened. Further, when the substrate case is attached to the inner side surface of the back cover member, the contact area between the substrate case and the back cover member can be widened by closely attaching the installation portion for placing the control board of the substrate case to the inner side surface. The substrate case can be stably attached to the back cover member.
[0015]
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
Next, the back cover member of the gaming machine according to the present invention will be described in detail below with reference to the accompanying drawings by giving a preferred embodiment. In this embodiment, as a gaming machine, a pachinko machine provided with a main display device that performs a main symbol combination game and an auxiliary display device that performs an auxiliary game effect is illustrated.
[0016]
(About pachinko machines)
First, a schematic configuration of the pachinko machine according to the embodiment will be described with reference to FIG. 1 or FIG. In the pachinko machine P of the present embodiment, the middle frame B is assembled to the front side of the opening of the outer frame A so as to be detachable and openable by using connection support means K and locking means (not shown). . And as a game component shared by each model, on the front side of the middle frame B, a front frame C assembled with a side-opening glass door D, and an opening / closing plate attached to the lower part of the glass door D so as to be openable An upper ball tray E set on the front side, an electric ball feeding device (not shown) set on the back side, a lower ball tray F positioned on the lower stage, a ball hitting device H, etc. On the back side of the middle frame B, a mechanism set board G equipped with a control board for controlling each processing part of various out-balls, safe balls and prize balls, various electrical components, and required parts constituting the pachinko machine P is detachable. It is set. In addition, a window M having an opening size suitable for the back surface of a game area I in a game board J, which will be described later, is defined at a substantially central portion of the mechanism set board G. In the following description, front and rear and left and right are designated when the pachinko machine P is viewed from the back side as shown in FIG.
[0017]
(About the game board)
Then, on the back side of the middle frame B, the game board J is set so as to be attachable / detachable with the glass door D and the upper ball tray E opened. By the way, for this game board J, the type related to the “first type pachinko machine” is taken as an example, and in the game area I in the guide rail 10, the normal prize-winning tools 13 and 13 and the ball guide car 12 (“ In addition to a start winning tool 11 with a switch, a main display device 15a having a liquid crystal display unit for a symbol combination game, an auxiliary display device (game device) 15b for performing an auxiliary game effect, Electric game machines such as an electric large-sized prize winning device 14 and a lamp display 16 are provided, and game contents unique to the game board J are set. Further, a safe ball discharge member 17 (see FIG. 4), which is molded into a shape surrounding the main display device 15a and the auxiliary display device 15b, is attached to the back surface of the game board J. The safe spheres 13 and 14 are guided to be discharged into a safe sphere processing passage (not shown) disposed in the mechanism set board G. In the embodiment, the relay board 19 related to each of the electrical gaming machines attached to the game board J is provided on the back surface of the flange 18 for guiding the safe balls formed on the left side of the safe ball discharging member 17. Indicates what was installed.
[0018]
(Back cover member)
In such a pachinko machine P, on the back side of the safe ball discharge member 17, a back cover member 20, which is a common member for all models, is attached via a hinge 41 so as to be detachable and openable. The game board J covers the back side of the main display device 15a and the auxiliary display device 15b, and also functions as a mounting member for a substrate case 30 (described later) containing a control board 28 for controlling the auxiliary display device 15b. To do. As shown in FIG. 3 or FIG. 4, the back cover member 20 includes a back surface (opposite surface) 21a facing the back surfaces of the covered main display device 15a and auxiliary display device 15b, and an upper surface connected to the back surface portion 21a. From the part 21b, the left side part (inner side face) 21c and the right side part 21d, it is formed in a box shape that opens to the safe ball discharge member 17 side and downward. The back cover member 20 is set to an opening size that can cover the safe ball discharge member 17 almost entirely, and the main display device 15a and the auxiliary display device 15b protruding rearward from the game board J are arranged. The depth (depth) dimension that can be completely accommodated is set (see FIG. 4). Further, each of the upper surface portion 21b, the left side surface portion 21c and the right side surface portion 21d is provided with an appropriate gradient, and each of the inner side surfaces 21b, 21c, 21d expands from the back surface portion 21a toward the game board J. In particular, the pachinko balls that have fallen on the upper surface portion 21b are prevented from stopping.
[0019]
As shown in FIG. 3, the hinge 41 that supports the back cover member 20 so as to be openable and closable vertically penetrates support pieces 42 and 42 that extend horizontally and are spaced apart from each other on the outside of the left side surface portion 21c. A support hole (not shown) that is open to the support ball, and a support shaft that is vertically formed upward from a support receiving piece that is horizontally formed at a position spaced apart above and below the flange portion 18 of the safe ball discharge member 17 (both are (Not shown). That is, the back cover member 20 is supported so as to be able to turn (laterally open) in the left-right direction by correspondingly inserting a support shaft into each support hole of the back cover member 20. In addition, retractable first locking tools (pin-shaped fasteners) 48 and 48 are provided at positions that are vertically separated from the flange portion 21e that extends outward from the edge of the right side surface portion 21d. When the back cover member 20 is closed, the first locking tool is located at a position corresponding to the first locking tools 48, 48 on the right side of the safe ball discharge member 17. 48 and 48 end portions are formed with locking cylindrical portions 49 and 49 (see FIG. 4). Therefore, the back cover member 20 is locked to the safe ball discharge member 17 so that it can be engaged and disengaged (locked and unlocked) by using the first locking tools 48 and 48 and the locking cylinder portions 49 and 49. It has become so.
[0020]
And in the said back surface part 21a, in the position corresponding to the back side of the main-body part in the said main display apparatus 15a, the several horizontal slit-shaped heat radiation port 22 formed for every up-and-down required space | interval is provided, and the said main display The heat generated from the device 15a, the auxiliary display device 15b, etc. can be discharged from the inside of the back cover member 20 to the outside of the apparatus. In addition, the convenience of wiring processing of each wiring (not shown) connected to each game device, the main display device 15a, and the like through the lower opening of the back cover member 20 is achieved, and the main display device 15a External cold air used for cooling the main body can be introduced into the back cover member 20.
[0021]
As shown in FIG. 3, FIG. 4, or FIG. 6, a hole (first engagement means) 23 penetrating inward and outward is formed in the left side surface portion 21c on which the hinge 41 is formed. A second locking tool (second engagement means) 38, which will be described later, of the substrate case 30 is detachably engaged with the portion 23. Further, as shown in FIG. 4 or FIG. 6, a protruding portion (first engaging means) protruding toward the inner side of the back cover member 20 is provided at a position spaced apart from the left side surface portion 21c in the back surface portion 21a by a required distance. 24 is integrally formed, and a required gap 27 is formed between the protruding portion 24 and the left side surface portion 21c. In addition, a housing portion 25 that is recessed so as to open rearward is defined on the outer side of the back cover member 20 in the protruding portion 24, and for example, the jackpot information or the number of winnings to the start winning tool 11 is defined in the housing portion 25. An information output board 26 that collects and outputs game information signals such as the above is configured. Here, the depth (depth) dimension of the housing portion 25 is set so that the information output board 26 installed in the housing portion 25 does not protrude rearward from the back surface portion 21a. A slit 24a (see FIG. 7) for inserting and locking the lower edge portion of the information output board 26 is provided at the lower corner portion of the protruding portion 24 (accommodating portion 25), and in the vicinity of the upper corner portion. Are formed with bosses 24b, 24b for screwing screws, and the information output board 26 can be attached by a simple screw tightening operation.
[0022]
(About board case)
As described above, the substrate case 30 protects the control substrate 28 for controlling the auxiliary display device 15b. As shown in FIG. 5B, the substrate case 30 is formed in a flat plate shape and mounts the control substrate 28 thereon. A base part (installation part) 31 to be placed, and a case part 32 attached to the base part 31 to cover the upper side of the control board 28 and sandwich the control board 28 between the base part 31. The Here, regarding the description of the substrate case 30, front and rear and left and right are designated with reference to the state shown in FIG. A large number of through holes 32a for heat dissipation are formed on the front surface of the case portion 32.
[0023]
As shown in FIGS. 5 (a) and 5 (b), the left side portion 32 b of the case portion 32 can be inserted into the gap 27 between the left side surface portion 21 c of the back cover member 20 and the protruding portion 24. An attaching portion (second engaging means) 36 is provided so as to protrude into the protruding portion 24 when the attaching portion 36 is inserted into the gap 27 between the left side surface portion 21c and the protruding portion 24. The attachment portion 36 is configured to abut (engage). At this time, the base portion 31 of the substrate case 30 is in close contact with the left side surface portion 21 c of the back cover member 20. In addition, the length in the vertical direction of the attachment portion 36 is set slightly larger than the width in the vertical direction of the protruding portion 24, and the upper and lower end portions of the attachment portion 36 are directed forward. A pair of extending restricting pieces 36a, 36a are formed. That is, when the attachment portion 36 is inserted into the gap 27 between the left side surface portion 21c and the protruding portion 24, the restricting pieces 36a and 36a are positioned so as to sandwich the protruding portion 24 from above and below. (See FIG. 7). In addition, the front surface 36b of the attachment portion 36 is formed so as to be inclined rearward as it is separated from the case portion 32, and as shown in FIG. When the back cover member 20 abuts on the left side surface portion 21c, the inclination angle of the front surface 36b with respect to the base portion 31 and the inclination angle of the facing surface 24c of the protruding portion 24 with respect to the left side surface portion 21c are substantially the same. It is set as follows.
[0024]
A projecting piece 37 projecting outward is formed at a substantially central position in the vertical direction of the right side part 32c of the case part 32, and the hole 23 of the back cover member 20 is formed in the projecting piece 37. A retractable second locking tool 38 that can be engaged and disengaged is attached. Here, when the attachment portion 36 is inserted into the gap 27 between the left side surface portion 21c of the back cover member 20 and the protruding portion 24, the end portion of the second locking tool 38 is the hole portion. 23 is formed at a position aligned with the end portion 23, and the end portion of the second locking device 38 is inserted into the hole portion 23 and the end portion is engaged by operating the second locking device 38. It is supposed to be. A step portion 34 that is recessed rearward is formed on the right side portion 32c side of the case portion 32, and a connector formed on the control board 28 through connector through holes 34a, 34a provided in the step portion 34. The receiving portions 28 a and 28 a are configured to be exposed to the outside of the case portion 32. The connector receiving portions 28a and 28a are provided with wiring (not shown) connected to the auxiliary display device 15b and the power supply power supply substrate 51 (see FIG. 2).
[0025]
[Effect of the embodiment]
Next, the operation of the back cover member of the gaming machine according to the present embodiment will be described. The back cover member 20 is rotated via the hinge 41, and the first locking members 48 and 48 are locked to the locking cylinder portion in a state of covering the back side of the main display device 15a and the auxiliary display device 15b. By engaging with 49, 49, the back cover member 20 is held in a closed state. For this reason, even if the pachinko ball fed to the ball passing path of the mechanism set board G falls, the main display device 15a and the auxiliary display device 15b are not touched and damaged. Further, since the upper surface portion 21b of the back cover member 20 is inclined, it is possible to prevent the fallen pachinko balls from stopping on the upper surface portion 21b as described above. Furthermore, the back cover member 20 can be opened simply by releasing the engagement between the first locking members 48 and 48 and the locking cylinder portions 49 and 49, and the main display device 15a and the auxiliary display device can be opened. Replacement work such as 15b and maintenance work can be easily performed.
[0026]
Further, since the substrate case 30 is arranged on the inner left side surface portion 21c of the back cover member 20, the pachinko ball does not contact the substrate case 30 as described above, and the control board 28 malfunctions or the like will not be caused. Then, the back surface of the main display device 15a and the auxiliary display device 15b can be brought close to the back surface portion 21a of the back cover member 20 by arranging the substrate case 30 on the left side surface portion 21c of the back cover member 20. Therefore, the main display device 15a and the auxiliary display device 15b can be enlarged to the maximum to provide a game effect with excellent force and impact. In addition, since the substrate case 30 is not disposed on the back surface portion 21a of the back cover member 20, the rear projecting dimension of the back cover member 20 can be reduced, and the back surface of the pachinko machine P arranged opposite to the game hall. It is possible to prevent mutual interference.
[0027]
Here, a method of attaching the substrate case 30 to the back cover member 20 will be described. The substrate case 30 inserts the attachment portion 36 formed on the left side portion 32b of the substrate case 30 into the gap 27 between the protruding portion 24 and the left side surface portion 21c of the back cover member 20, and The second locking member 38 formed on the right side portion 32 c of the case 30 is attached by fitting into the hole portion 23 formed on the left side surface portion 21 c of the front and back cover member 20. That is, the board case 30 is prevented from being separated from the left side surface portion 21c by the engagement of the protruding portion 24 and the attachment portion 36 and the engagement of the hole portion 23 and the second locking member 38. Therefore, the substrate case 30 can be disposed at a predetermined position without falling off the left side surface portion 21c. That is, since the substrate case 30 is not fixed to the back cover member 20 with screws, it is not necessary to use a tool such as a screwdriver, and the workability of the attaching / detaching work of the substrate case 30 is improved and the working time is shortened. In addition, the cost can be reduced by reducing the number of parts (screws). Further, since no screws are used, the screws lost when the substrate case 30 is attached / detached are not pinched by other members, and problems such as abnormal operation of the pachinko machine P caused by such pinching of the screws are prevented. .
[0028]
Further, the inclination angle of the front surface 36b with respect to the base portion 31 of the substrate case 30 and the inclination angle of the facing surface 24c of the protruding portion 24 with respect to the left side surface portion 21c of the back cover member 20 are set to be substantially the same angle. Therefore, when the attachment portion 36 is inserted into the gap 27 between the protruding portion 24 and the left side surface portion 21c, the base portion 31 of the substrate case 30 is in close contact with the left side surface 21c of the back cover member 20, The substrate case 30 can be securely attached without rattling. Furthermore, since the base portion 31 close to the control board 28 accommodated in the substrate case 30 is configured to be in close contact with the left side surface portion 21c of the back cover member 20, the contact area between the substrate case 30 and the back cover member 20 is wide. Thus, the substrate case 30 can be stably attached to the back cover member 20, and the projecting dimension of the substrate case 30 into the case 20 can be suppressed. The case 30 can be used as the main display device 15a or the auxiliary display device 15b. Can be prevented from interfering with.
[0029]
Since the front surface 36b of the attachment portion 36 is configured to be inclined rearward as it goes outward, the attachment portion 36 can be easily inserted into the gap 27 between the protruding portion 24 and the left side surface portion 21c. . Here, since the restricting pieces 36a and 36a are formed at positions where the protruding portion 24 is sandwiched from above and below in the attaching portion 36, the attaching portion 36 is inserted between the protruding portion 24 and the left side surface portion 21c. Thus, the vertical movement of the substrate case 30 is restricted, and the substrate case 30 can be more securely attached to the predetermined position of the left side surface portion 21c. In addition, since the restricting pieces 36a and 36a prevent the attachment portion 36 from falling off from the gap 27, the workability of attaching and detaching the substrate case 30 is improved.
[0030]
In addition, since the control board 28 for controlling the auxiliary display device 15b is accommodated in the substrate case 30, the wiring length connecting the substrate case 30 and the auxiliary display device 15b can be shortened. The case 30 can be easily handled and the space occupied by the wiring can be reduced to further increase the size of the main display device 15a, the auxiliary display device 15b, and the like. Furthermore, by shortening the wiring connecting the substrate case 30 and the auxiliary display device 15b, it is possible to control the auxiliary display device 15b accurately while suppressing the influence of noise generated from each member constituting the pachinko machine P. It becomes.
[0031]
Then, the substrate case 30 is disposed on the left side surface portion 21c on the back cover member 20 on the side where the hinge 41 is formed, so that the substrate case 30 is placed on another portion of the back cover member 20 (for example, the right side surface portion 21d). Compared with the case where it arrange | positions, this substrate case 30 can be visually recognized now only by opening the back cover member 20 a little. In addition, since the length of the wiring that allows the back cover member 20 to be opened can be shortened, the wiring can be easily routed and the wiring accommodation space can be minimized. Furthermore, since the connector receiving portion 28a is formed so as to be exposed on the right side of the substrate case 30, the wiring can be easily attached and detached. Furthermore, since the first locking members 48 are also provided on the right side (on the hinge 41 side) of the substrate case 30, the first locking member 48 can be obtained without completely releasing the back cover member 20. , 48 can be operated. Note that the attachment portion 36 of the substrate case 30 is merely inserted into the gap 27 between the protruding portion 24 and the left side surface portion 21c. The substrate case 30 can be easily removed by simply removing the attachment portion 36 and removing the attachment portion 36 from between the protruding portion 24 and the left side surface portion 21c, and the work can be performed in a short time.
[0032]
Since the protrusion 24 for fixing the substrate case 30 functions as an engaging means for engaging and fixing the substrate case 30 as described above, it also functions as a recess for installing the information output substrate 26. The space can be used effectively. Furthermore, since the upper part of the information output board 26 is completely covered, it is possible to prevent the fallen pachinko balls from coming into contact with each other.
[0033]
[Example of change]
  The configuration of the back cover member of the gaming machine is not limited to the above-described embodiment, and various modifications can be made. For example, in the embodiment, the control board for controlling the auxiliary display device covered with the back cover member is accommodated in the board case, but not limited thereto, the voice control board, the lamp control board, the launch control board, and the payout control. What is necessary is just to comprise so that various control boards which control the required part of a board and other gaming machines may be accommodated.. MaIn addition, the engaging portion between the first engaging means and the second engaging means is not limited to two places (projecting part and attaching part, hole part and second locking tool) as in the embodiment. If the substrate case is configured so as to be securely engaged and held on the inner side surface of the back cover member, it is possible to provide one or three or more locations.
[0034]
The shape of the back cover member is not limited to that of the embodiment, and can be formed in any shape as long as the back surface of the gaming device can be covered and the substrate case can be disposed in a box shape. In addition, the back cover member is not limited to an open / close type, and may be a detachable type. The portion where the substrate case is disposed is not limited to the left side surface portion, but is disposed on the inner side surface of the back cover member such as the upper surface portion, the right side surface portion, or the lower surface portion if the box shape has, for example, the lower surface portion. It is possible. In the embodiment, the pachinko machine includes the main display device and the auxiliary display device as an example. However, the present invention is not limited thereto, and the pachinko machine may include only the main display device. Furthermore, the gaming machine is not limited to a pachinko machine, and may be an arrangement ball machine, a pachinko slot machine, or the like, and any one provided with a back cover member that covers a gaming device disposed on the gaming board. It may be a gaming machine.
[0035]
【The invention's effect】
As described above, in the back cover member of the gaming machine according to the present invention, the board case is attached to the inner side surface of the back cover member formed in the box shape via the first engaging means and the second engaging means. Since it is detachably attached, the rearward projecting dimension of the gaming machine can be suppressed, and the gaming device can be enlarged as much as possible. In addition, since the substrate case is not fixed with screws or the like, a tool such as a screwdriver is not required when attaching or detaching the substrate case, so that workability can be improved and work time can be shortened. Furthermore, there is no possibility of causing a problem such as a screw lost during attachment / detachment work being caught between other members.
[0036]
And, by configuring the board case to contain a control board for controlling the gaming device covered by the back cover member, the wiring connecting the board case and the gaming machine can be shortened, and the board case is handled. This makes it easy to increase the size of the gaming apparatus by reducing the space occupied by the wiring. Further, by disposing the substrate case on the hinge forming side of the back cover member, the substrate case can be opened by slightly opening the back cover member as compared with the case where the substrate case is disposed in another part of the back cover member. Can be visually recognized, the attachment and detachment of the substrate case can be facilitated, and the wiring length allowing the opening of the back cover member can be shortened.
[0037]
Further, the protrusion is engaged with the attachment portion, and the protrusion is fitted into the hole, and the board case is attached to the inner side surface of the back cover member, thereby fitting the hole and the protrusion. Since the substrate case can be removed simply by releasing the connection, the work can be simplified. Furthermore, by forming the restricting piece on the attachment portion, the attachment portion is prevented from falling off, and the substrate case can be securely attached to the inner side surface of the back cover member. Then, the contact area between the substrate case and the back cover member can be widened by bringing the installation portion on which the control board accommodated in the substrate case is placed into close contact with the inner side surface of the back cover member. It becomes possible to attach to the member stably.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a front view of a pachinko machine according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a rear view of the pachinko machine according to the embodiment.
FIG. 3 is a front view showing a back cover member according to the embodiment.
FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view showing a state where a back cover member is attached to the safe ball discharge member according to the embodiment.
5A is a front view showing a substrate case according to an embodiment, and FIG. 5B is a cross-sectional view of the substrate case.
6A and 6B are cross-sectional views showing a state in which the substrate case is attached to the back cover member according to the embodiment, in which FIG. 6A shows a state in which the substrate case is removed from the back cover member, and FIG. The state which attached the case to the left side part of the back cover member is shown.
FIG. 7 is a side view showing a state in which the substrate case is attached to the back cover member according to the embodiment.
[Explanation of symbols]
15b gaming device
20 Back cover member
21a Back side (opposite side)
21c Left side surface (inside surface)
23 hole (first engaging means)
24 Protrusion (first engaging means)
28 Control board
30 PCB case
31 bases (installation part)
32 Case part
36 Attaching part (second engaging means)
36a Restriction piece
38 2nd locking tool (2nd engaging means, protrusion)
41 Hinge
J game board
P Pachinko machine (game machine)

Claims (5)

遊技盤の前面側に臨む遊技装置を該遊技盤の裏側から被覆したボックス状の裏カバー部材の内部に、遊技機を構成する所要部材を制御する制御基板を収容した基板ケースを配設するよう構成した遊技機において、
前記ボックス状の裏カバー部材に形成され、該裏カバー部材の内部側面に前記基板ケースを取り付けるための第1の係合手段と、
前記基板ケースに形成され、前記第1の係合手段に係脱可能に係合する第2の係合手段とからなり、
前記第1の係合手段と第2の係合手段とを係合させることで、前記基板ケースを裏カバー部材の内部側面に取り付けるよう構成し
前記第1の係合手段は、前記遊技装置を被覆した際に該遊技装置の背面と対向する対向面に形成されて内側に突出する突出部と、前記対向面に連接する内部側面に穿設した孔部とで構成され、
前記第2の係合手段は、基板ケースの一方の側部に形成されて、前記突出部に係合して前記内部側面からの基板ケースの離間を規制する取着部と、基板ケースの他方の側部に形成されて、前記孔部に嵌合する突部とから構成され、前記突出部を取着部に係合させると共に、前記孔部に前記突部を嵌合させることで、前記内部側面への前記基板ケースの取り付けがなされる
ことを特徴とする遊技機の裏カバー部材。
A board case containing a control board for controlling required members constituting the gaming machine is arranged inside a box-like back cover member covering a gaming device facing the front side of the gaming board from the back side of the gaming board. In the configured gaming machine,
A first engagement means formed on the box-shaped back cover member, for attaching the substrate case to the inner side surface of the back cover member;
A second engagement means formed on the substrate case and detachably engaged with the first engagement means;
By configuring the first engagement means and the second engagement means to engage, the substrate case is configured to be attached to the inner side surface of the back cover member ,
The first engaging means is formed in a projecting portion that is formed on a facing surface that faces the back surface of the gaming device when the gaming device is covered and projects inward, and an inner side surface that is connected to the facing surface. With a hole,
The second engaging means is formed on one side of the substrate case, and engages with the projecting portion to restrict the separation of the substrate case from the inner side surface, and the other of the substrate case And a protrusion that fits into the hole, engages the protrusion with the attachment portion, and fits the protrusion into the hole. A back cover member of a gaming machine , wherein the board case is attached to an inner side surface.
前記突出部を前記対向面に形成して、該突出部と前記内部側面との間に前記基板ケースの取着部を挿入することで前記基板ケースの前記内部側面からの離間を規制すると共に、該取着部に前記突出部を挟む一対の規制片を形成して、該基板ケースの位置決めをするよう構成した請求項1記載の遊技機の裏カバー部材。 The protruding portion is formed on the facing surface, and the attachment of the substrate case is inserted between the protruding portion and the inner side surface to regulate the separation from the inner side surface of the substrate case, The back cover member of the gaming machine according to claim 1 , wherein a pair of restricting pieces sandwiching the protruding portion is formed on the attachment portion so as to position the board case . 前記制御基板は、前記遊技装置の制御部を含んでいる請求項1または2記載の遊技機の裏カバー部材。The back cover member of the gaming machine according to claim 1 or 2 , wherein the control board includes a control unit of the gaming machine. 前記遊技盤に対して裏カバー部材がヒンジを介して開閉可能に構成され、該ヒンジ側における裏カバー部材の内部側面に前記基板ケースを配設するようにした請求項1〜3の何れか一項に記載の遊技機の裏カバー部材。 Is the back cover member can be opened and closed configuration via a hinge to the game board, any one of claims 1 to 3 so as to arrange the substrate case inside side surface of the back cover member in the hinge side A back cover member of the gaming machine according to the item . 前記基板ケースは、前記制御基板が載置される平板状の設置部と、該設置部に固定されて該制御基板を被覆するケース部とから構成され、前記裏カバー部材の内部側面に該基板ケースを取り付けた際に、前記設置部が内部側面に密着するよう構成した請求項1〜の何れか一項に記載の遊技機の裏カバー部材。 The substrate case is composed of a flat plate-like installation portion on which the control substrate is placed, and a case portion fixed to the installation portion and covering the control substrate, and the substrate is disposed on the inner side surface of the back cover member. The back cover member of the gaming machine according to any one of claims 1 to 4 , wherein the installation portion is configured to be in close contact with an inner side surface when the case is attached .
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