JP5516867B2 - Book type input device - Google Patents

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JP5516867B2
JP5516867B2 JP2010042232A JP2010042232A JP5516867B2 JP 5516867 B2 JP5516867 B2 JP 5516867B2 JP 2010042232 A JP2010042232 A JP 2010042232A JP 2010042232 A JP2010042232 A JP 2010042232A JP 5516867 B2 JP5516867 B2 JP 5516867B2
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  The present invention relates to a book-type input device such as an order entry system (OES) terminal used when receiving an order in a customer service business such as a restaurant.

  Conventionally, in a book-type input device such as an order entry system terminal, as described in Patent Document 1, a plurality of closing rings are provided on the inner surface of a spread-type hard cover, and a plurality of closing rings are provided on the plurality of closing rings. By attaching the switch sheet so that the page can be turned, opening the plurality of switch sheets, selecting and pressing a plurality of key input units corresponding to the plurality of menus displayed on the opened switch sheet, There is known a configuration in which menu data displayed on a key input portion at a pressed position is input.

Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 10-340151

  In this type of book-type input device, a plurality of key input portions corresponding to a plurality of menus displayed on the switch sheet are provided on the switch sheet, and the plurality of key input portions are electrically connected to the plurality of contact members, respectively. The plurality of contact members are electrically connected to the respective wirings of the circuit board provided on the hard cover by the plurality of electrode members, respectively.

  However, such a conventional book-type input device has a configuration in which a plurality of key input portions are provided on a plurality of switch sheets, and the plurality of key input portions are electrically connected to the circuit board of the hard cover, respectively. In addition, the structure of the switch sheet is complicated, so that the switch sheet cannot be easily replaced, and a plurality of switch sheets cannot be easily replaced at a time.

The problem to be solved by the present invention is to be able to specify each position of a plurality of page portions with respect to a key sheet portion by using a hardware configuration that can be mounted with a minimum mounting space.

In the book-type input device according to the first aspect of the present invention, a base portion in which a key sheet portion having a plurality of key contacts each generating a key signal by a pressing operation is arranged in a spread state, and the plurality of key contacts respectively. the book unit having a plurality of pages portions where a plurality of key input areas provided corresponding respectively provided at each end of the plurality of pages of the book unit, for identifying said plurality of pages portions respectively A plurality of turning portions each having a page specifying element; and the plurality of turning portions provided at each end of the plurality of page portions in a state where the plurality of page portions are arranged on the key sheet portion. page sensing element that each individually detected, a page detecting unit that specifies the positions of the plurality of pages portions with respect to the key sheet unit, Characterized in that it comprises.

According to the present invention, each position of the plurality of page portions with respect to the key sheet portion can be specified using a hardware configuration that can be mounted with a minimum mounting space.

It is the perspective view which showed Embodiment 1 of the book type input device to which this invention is applied. FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a state where the first and second cases are opened in the book type input device shown in FIG. 1. FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a state when turning the second and third page portions in the book-type input device shown in FIG. 2. FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing a state in which a book unit is removed from a book mounting portion in the book type input device shown in FIG. 3. It is the perspective view which looked at the book type input device shown by FIG. 4 from the diagonal left side. FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the book-type input device shown in FIG. 5 viewed from an oblique front side. It is the enlarged view which showed the A section in the book type input device shown by FIG. It is an expanded sectional view in the AA arrow of the book type input device shown in FIG. FIG. 9 is an enlarged cross-sectional view of a main part illustrating a state in which the key input area of the second page portion is pressed with a finger in the book type input device shown in FIG. 8. FIG. 2 is an enlarged side view of the book-type input device shown in FIG. 1 viewed from the right side where a hinge portion is provided. It is the expansion perspective view which decomposed | disassembled and showed the attachment shaft and book mounting part of the binding member of the book unit in the book-type input device shown by FIG. It is the expanded sectional view which showed the state which attached the attachment axis | shaft of the binding member shown by FIG. 11 to the book mounting part. It is an expanded sectional view of the principal part in the BB arrow of the book type input device shown in FIG. 4 shows a spread state of each of the first to fourth page portions in the book unit shown in FIG. 4, (a) is a view showing a spread state of each of the first and second page portions, and (b) is a first view. FIG. 2 is a diagram showing a spread state of each of the third and fourth page portions, and FIG. 8C is a diagram showing a spread state of each of the third and fourth page portions. In Embodiment 2 of the book type input device to which this invention is applied, it is the perspective view which showed the state which opened each 1st, 2nd case. FIG. 16 is a perspective view showing a state when turning each of the second and third page portions in the book type input device shown in FIG. 15. It is the enlarged view which showed the B section in the book type input device shown by FIG. It is an expanded sectional view in CC arrow of the book type input device shown in FIG. FIG. 16 is an enlarged side view of the book-type input device shown in FIG. 15 as viewed from the right side where the first and second cases are closed and a hinge portion is provided. It is an expanded sectional view of the principal part in the DD arrow of the book type input device shown by FIG.

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Hereinafter, a book-type input device according to a first embodiment to which the present invention is applied will be described with reference to FIGS.
This book type input device is an order entry system (OES) terminal used when receiving an order in a customer service business such as a restaurant, and includes an apparatus main body 1 as shown in FIGS. The device main body 1 includes a first case 2 and a second case 3, which are connected to each other by a hinge portion 4 so as to be opened and closed. When the device main body 1 is closed, the first and second cases 2 and 3 overlap each other. It is configured as follows.

  As shown in FIGS. 2 to 4, the first case 2 is formed in a vertically long rectangular box shape. As shown in FIG. 4, a display unit 5 and a first key sheet unit 6 to be described later are provided on the upper surface of the first case 2 facing the second case 3. The display unit 5 is disposed on the upper side portion side on the upper surface of the first case 2. The display unit 5 is a flat display panel such as a liquid crystal display panel or an EL (electroluminescence) display panel, and is configured to display various information electro-optically. An auxiliary switch 7 is provided on the side surface of the first case 2 (the left side surface in FIG. 1).

  As shown in FIGS. 2 to 4, the second case 3 is formed in a vertically long rectangular flat plate having the same size as the first case 2. On the upper surface of the second case 3 facing the first case 2, as shown in FIG. 4, a key input unit 8 and a second key sheet unit 9 described later are provided. The key input unit 8 is arranged in a state of being aligned with the display unit 5 on the upper side of the upper surface of the second case 3. The key input unit 8 includes various keys such as a numeric keypad, a function key, and an enter key, and is configured to input information by key operation.

  As shown in FIGS. 4 to 7, the hinge portion 4 includes a side portion of the first case 2 (right side portion in FIG. 4) and a corresponding side portion of the second case 3 (left side in FIG. 4). The first case 2 and the second case 3 are configured to laterally open in the left-right direction by connecting the side portions to each other in a rotatable manner. In this case, as shown in FIG. 5 and FIG. 6, the hinge portion 4 includes a first side portion where the display portion 5 of the first case 2 and the key input portion 8 of the second case 3 correspond to each other, The first key sheet portion 6 of the case 2 and the second key sheet portion 9 of the second case 3 are provided apart from each other at two locations on the lower side corresponding to each other.

  By the way, as shown in FIGS. 4 and 8, the first key sheet portion 6 of the first case 2 includes a circuit board 10 disposed at a location in the first case 2 located on the lower side of the display portion 5, and As shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, a blindfold sheet 11 disposed on the upper surface of the first case 2 and covering the circuit board 10 is provided. Further, the second key sheet portion 9 of the second case 3, like the first key sheet portion 6, includes a circuit board 10 disposed at a location in the second case 3 located on the lower side of the key input portion 8, and A blindfold sheet 11 disposed on the upper surface of the second case 3 and covering the circuit board 10 is provided (see FIGS. 8 and 9).

  In this case, as shown in FIG. 9, a plurality of key contacts 10a are provided on the upper surface of the circuit board 10 in the first and second key sheet portions 6 and 9 in a state of being arranged vertically and horizontally. Further, a plurality of click feeling imparting members 12 are provided between the circuit board 10 and the blindfold sheet 11 so as to correspond to the key contacts 10a. As shown in FIG. 9, the click feeling imparting member 12 includes a dome-shaped elastic portion 13 having a strong repulsive force, and a pressing protrusion 14 for pressing and elastically deforming the dome-shaped elastic portion 13. ing.

  As shown in FIG. 9, the dome-shaped elastic portion 13 is a dome portion having a strong repulsive force formed on a metal plate such as stainless steel or a synthetic resin sheet such as PET (polyethylene terephthalate) so as to be elastically deformable. 10 is arranged on the upper surface of the circuit board 10 so as to cover the plurality of key contacts 10 a provided on the circuit board 10. The pressing projection 14 is formed in a substantially inverted conical shape having a large diameter at the upper part and a small diameter at the lower part, and the lower surface of the small diameter corresponds to the dome-shaped elastic part 13 so that it can contact and separate from the lower surface of the blindfold sheet 11. Is provided. As a result, the pressing projection 14 is configured to concentrate the pressing force without dispersing when the small-diameter lower surface with a small area presses the dome-shaped elastic portion 13.

  In this case, the pressing protrusion 14 is made of a material having a hardness that does not deform due to the repulsive force of the dome-shaped elastic portion 13 such as an ultraviolet curable resin or a metal. As a method of forming the pressing protrusion 14, an ultraviolet curable resin is applied to the lower surface of the blindfold sheet 11, the applied ultraviolet curable resin is irradiated with ultraviolet rays through a mask, and only the portion irradiated with the ultraviolet rays is applied. It is desirable to form by hardening. Moreover, what is necessary is just to affix on the lower surface of the blindfold sheet | seat 11 with an adhesive etc. when this press protrusion part 14 is a metal.

  Accordingly, as shown in FIG. 9, when the blindfold sheet 11 is pressed from above, the pressing projection 14 provided on the lower surface of the click feeling imparting member 12 uses the dome-shaped elastic portion 13 as a repulsive force. The pressed dome-shaped elastic portion 13 is suddenly elastically deformed to give a click feeling, and the elastically deformed elastic portion 13 contacts the key contact 10a on the circuit board 10. The key signal is output.

  On the other hand, as shown in FIGS. 2 to 6, a book unit 15 is detachably attached to the hinge portions 4 of the first and second cases 2 and 3 in the device main body 1. The book unit 15 has a configuration in which a plurality (four in this embodiment) of page portions 16 to 19 are bound by a binding member 20 so as to be spread apart. That is, as shown in FIG. 8, each of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 is configured such that menu sheets 16b to 19b are accommodated in bag-like transparent cover sheets 16a to 19a, respectively.

  As shown in FIGS. 14A to 14C, the first to fourth menu sheets 16b to 19b include a plurality of key input areas 16c to 19c displaying various menus such as dish names. The first and second key sheet portions 6 and 9 are provided corresponding to the plurality of key contacts 10a, respectively. Thereby, as shown in FIGS. 3 to 6, each of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 is bound so as to be spread by the binding member 20, and a book mounting portion 23 described later of the device main body 1. In this state, the first key sheet portion 6 and the second key sheet portion 9 are arranged so as to correspond to either one of them.

  As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the binding member 20 of the book unit 15 is attached to a book mounting portion 23 located between the hinge portions 4 that rotatably connect the first case 2 and the second case 3. The mounting shaft 21 is arranged, and a plurality of binding rings 22 that are attached to the mounting shaft 21 and bind to the plurality of page portions 16 to 19 so as to be spread apart. As shown in FIGS. 11 and 12, the binding member 20 is detachably mounted in the book mounting portion 23 between the hinge portions 4 with the mounting shaft 21 positioned on the same axis as the hinge portion 4. It is comprised so that.

  That is, the book mounting portion 23 is provided between the hinge portions 4 that rotatably connect the first case 2 and the second case 3 as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3. As shown in FIGS. 11 and 12, the book mounting portion 23 includes a cylindrical portion 24 provided at one end portion of the hinge portion 4 (the end portion located on the upper left side in FIG. 5 and the left end portion in FIG. 12). , And a fixed shaft 25 provided at the other end of the hinge 4 (the end located on the lower right side in FIG. 5 and the right end in FIG. 12).

  In this case, the movable shaft 26 is provided in the cylindrical portion 24 in a state in which the movable shaft 26 can be projected and retracted without coming out to the outside. In addition, a spring member 27 that urges the movable shaft 26 in a direction of pushing the movable shaft 26 outward is provided inside the cylindrical portion 24. A shaft hole 26 a into which the protruding portion 21 a at one end of the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 is inserted is provided at the outer end portion (right end portion in FIG. 12) of the movable shaft 26. Further, a shaft hole 25 a into which the protrusion 21 b at the other end of the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 is inserted is provided at the inner end (the left end in FIG. 12) of the fixed shaft 25.

  As a result, the book mounting portion 23 inserts the protrusion 21a at one end of the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 into the shaft hole 26a of the movable shaft 26 as shown in FIGS. The movable shaft 26 is pushed into the cylindrical portion 24 against the spring force, and in this state, the protruding portion 21b of the other end portion of the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 is inserted into the shaft hole 25a of the fixed shaft 25. The attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 is detachably mounted by the spring force of the member 27.

  In addition, the book mounting portion 23 pushes the movable shaft 26 into which the projection 21a at one end of the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 is inserted into the cylindrical portion 24 against the spring force of the spring member 27. Then, the projection 21b at the other end of the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 is extracted from the shaft hole 25a of the fixed shaft 25 so that the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 can be removed.

  By the way, as shown in FIGS. 10 and 13, the book unit 15 is configured such that when the book unit 15 is attached to the book attachment unit 23 of the apparatus main body 1, the book detection unit 30 detects the attachment. Yes. That is, the magnet 31 is embedded in the attachment shaft 21 on the lower side (the left side in FIG. 10) of the binding member 20 of the book unit 15 as shown in FIGS. 10 and 13.

  The book detection unit 30 includes a sensor substrate 32 arranged in a standing state along the side surface in the first case 2, and a magnetic sensor 33 provided on the sensor substrate 32 to detect the magnetic field of the magnet 31 of the binding member 20. And. As shown in FIGS. 10 and 13, when the binding member 20 of the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting portion 23, the magnetic sensor 33 approaches the magnet 31 provided on the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20. It is arranged at the place to do.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 3, when the binding member 20 is mounted on the book mounting portion 23, the book unit 15 is disposed outside each of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19. The first and fourth page sections 16 and 19 positioned are respectively arranged on the first and second key sheet sections 6 and 9, and the second and third page sections 17 and 18 positioned in the middle. Is configured to turn in the horizontal direction.

  That is, the first page portion 16 is disposed and fixed on the blindfold sheet 11 of the first key sheet portion 6, and the fourth page portion 19 is disposed on the blindfold sheet 11 of the second key sheet portion 9. Fixed. First and second turning portions 34 and 35 are respectively provided at different positions at the end portions of the second and third page portions 17 and 18 located in the middle. Each of the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 has a label shape for facilitating turning the second and third page portions 17 and 18.

  As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the first turning portion 34 is provided on the upper side of the side portion located on the opposite side of the binding member 20 of the second page portion 17. Moreover, the 2nd turning part 35 is provided in the lower side in the side part located in the opposite side to the binding member 20 of the 3rd page part 18, as shown in FIG.2 and FIG.3.

  In this case, as shown in FIG. 8, each of the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 is formed such that the thickness of each outer end portion is thick, and a finger is attached to the distal end surface of each outer end portion. Concave and convex portions 34a and 35a are provided for facilitating the application of the above. Further, as shown in FIG. 8, magnets 36 for specifying the second and third page portions 17 and 18 are embedded in the first and second turning portions 34 and 35, respectively. . The magnets 36 are disposed inside the second and third page portions 17 and 18 at locations corresponding to the first and second turning portions 34 and 35, respectively.

  On the other hand, as shown in FIGS. 3 and 8, the first and first cases 2 and 3 detect the magnetic fields of the magnets 36 of the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 to detect the first and second cases. First and second page detectors 37 and 38 for specifying the positions of the second and third page portions 17 and 18 with respect to the second key sheet portions 6 and 9 are provided. That is, the first and second page detection units 37 and 38 are arranged on the circuit board 10 at locations corresponding to the first and second turning portions 34 and 35, as shown in FIGS. The first and second magnetic sensors 40 and 41 are provided.

  In this case, as shown in FIGS. 3 and 8, the first magnetic sensor 40 of the first page detection unit 37 has the second page unit 17 on the upper side of the first key sheet unit 6, that is, the first key sheet unit 6. When arranged on the upper first page portion 16, the magnet 36 in the first turning portion 34 corresponds to detect the magnetic field of the magnet 36. Further, as shown in FIGS. 3 and 8, the first magnetic sensor 40 of the second page detection unit 38 has the second page unit 17 on the upper side of the second key sheet unit 9, that is, on the second key sheet unit 9. When arranged on the third and fourth page portions 18 and 19, the magnet 36 in the first turning portion 34 corresponds to detect the magnetic field of the magnet 36.

  On the other hand, as shown in FIGS. 2 and 8, the second magnetic sensor 41 of the first page detection unit 37 is such that the third page unit 18 is located above the first key sheet unit 6, that is, on the first key sheet unit 6. When arranged on the first and second page portions 16 and 17, the magnet 36 in the first turning portion 34 corresponds, and the magnetic field of the magnet 36 is detected. Further, as shown in FIGS. 2 and 8, the second magnetic sensor 41 of the second page detection unit 38 has the third page unit 18 on the upper side of the second key sheet unit 9, that is, on the second key sheet unit 9. When arranged on the fourth page portion 19, the magnet 36 in the second turning portion 35 corresponds to detect the magnetic field of the magnet 36.

  By the way, although not shown, this book unit 15 has various types such as a lunch menu, a dinner menu, and a seasonal menu. It is configured to be exchanged according to each time zone in one day or every year of season such as spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Next, a case where such a book type input device is used will be described.
First, the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting portion 23 of the device body 1. At this time, as shown in FIGS. 4 to 6, the first case 2 and the second case 3 of the device main body 1 are opened by rotating around the hinge portion 4. In this state, the binding member 20 of the book unit is hinged. It is mounted on the book mounting section 23 between the sections 4.

  That is, the protrusion 21 a at one end of the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 of the book unit 15 is inserted into the shaft hole 26 a of the movable shaft 26 provided in the cylinder portion 24 of the book mounting portion 23, and the spring member 27 The movable shaft 26 is pushed into the cylindrical portion 24 against the spring force, and in this state, the protruding portion 21b at the other end of the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 is inserted into the shaft hole 25a of the fixed shaft 25. Then, the movable shaft 26 is pushed out by the spring force of the spring member 27, whereby the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 is mounted on the book mounting portion 23.

  As described above, when the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting portion 23 of the device main body 1, the book detection unit 30 provided in the first case 2 indicates that the book unit 15 is mounted on the device main body 1. Detected. That is, when the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting portion 23, the magnet 31 provided on the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 of the book unit 15 approaches the magnetic sensor 33 of the book detection portion 30. 33 detects the magnetic field of the magnet 31 of the binding member 20.

  Then, “1, lunch menu” “2, dinner menu” “3, seasonal menu” is displayed on the display section 5 of the first case 2. Among the displayed “1” to “3”, the user operates the key input unit 8 to select and designate one of “1” to “3”. For example, during the lunch time period, by operating the key “1”, the book unit 15 attached to the device main body 1 is specified as “1, lunch menu”.

  After this, the customer's order is received. At this time, first, one of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 of the book unit 15 is opened according to the customer's order. For example, as shown in FIG. 14B, when the menu displayed on the second page portion 17 and the third page portion 18 is ordered, the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 are moved with the fingertips. By operating, the second page portion 17 is disposed on the first key sheet portion 6 of the first case 2, and the third page portion 18 is disposed on the second key sheet portion 9 of the second case 3.

  Then, the first turning portion 34 of the second page portion 17 corresponds to the first page detecting portion 37 provided in the first case 2, and the first magnetic sensor 41 of the first page detecting portion 37 is the first turning portion. The magnetic field of the magnet 36 in the part 34 is detected. Further, the second turning portion 35 of the third page portion 18 corresponds to the second page detecting portion 38 provided in the second case 2, and the second magnetic sensor 42 of the second page detecting portion 38 is the second turning portion. The magnetic field of the magnet 36 in the part 35 is detected.

  As a result, it is determined that the second page portion 17 is disposed on the first page portion 16 of the first key sheet portion 6 of the first case 2, and the third page portion 18 is positioned on the second case 3. It is determined that it is arranged on the fourth page portion 19 on the two-key sheet portion 9. In this state, the menu display corresponding to the customer's order is searched, and the key input areas 17c and 18c corresponding to the menus displayed on the menu sheets 17b and 18b in the second and third page portions 17 and 18 are pressed. Manipulate.

  At this time, when one of the second and third page portions 17 and 18 is pressed, for example, any one of the key input areas 17c of the second page portion 17, as shown in FIG. The key input area 17c presses down the first page portion 16 disposed below the key input area 17c, and the pressed down first page portion 16 presses the first key sheet portion 6. Then, in the first key sheet portion 6, the blindfold sheet 11 is pushed down, and the pressing projection 14 provided on the lower surface of the blindfold sheet 11 presses the dome-shaped elastic portion 13 disposed on the circuit board 10. Elastically deform.

  At this time, since the repulsive force of the dome-shaped elastic portion 13 is strong, when the elastic portion 13 is pressed by the pressing protrusion 14, the elastic portion 13 is suddenly elastically deformed. Thereby, even if the 2nd page part 17 is pushed via the 1st page part 16, a click feeling is provided to the pressed fingertip. At this time, the elastic elastic portion 13 contacts the key contact 10a on the circuit board 10, and the key contact 10a outputs a key signal corresponding to the key input area 17c of the selected menu. As a result, the menu ordered by the customer is displayed on the display section 5 of the first case 2, and the displayed information is transmitted to the host computer in the store and registered.

  Further, when the menu ordered by the customer is displayed on the first page portion 16 and the second page portion 17 shown in FIG. 14A, the second page portion 17 is set to the second key of the second case 3. Arranged on the sheet portion 9. At this time, the first turning portion 34 of the second page portion 17 corresponds to the second page detecting portion 38 provided in the second case 2, and the first magnetic sensor 42 of the second page detecting portion 38 is the first magnetic sensor 42. The magnetic field of the magnet 36 in the turning part 35 is detected.

  At this time, the second turning portion 35 of the third page portion 18 corresponds to the second page detecting portion 38 provided in the second case 2, and the second magnetic sensor 42 of the second page detecting portion 38 is The magnetic field of the magnet 36 in the second turning part 35 is detected. For this reason, it is determined that the second page portion 17 is disposed so as to overlap the third and fourth page portions 18 and 19 disposed on the second key sheet portion 9 of the second case 3. The first page portion 16 is determined to be disposed on the first key sheet portion 6 of the first case 2.

  Even in such a state, as in the case described above, the customer places an order by selecting and pressing the key input areas 17c of the first and second page portions 16 and 17 according to the customer's order. A menu is input, and the input menu is displayed on the display unit 5 of the first case 2, and the displayed information is transmitted to a host computer in the store and registered.

  By the way, when the book unit 15 is exchanged when the time zone in one day or the season in one year changes, the book mounting in which the projection 21a at one end of the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 of the book unit 15 is inserted. The movable shaft 26 of the portion 23 is pushed into the cylindrical portion 24 against the spring force of the spring member 27, and in this state, the protrusion 21 b at the other end of the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 is inserted into the shaft hole of the fixed shaft 25. The attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 is removed by extracting it from 25a. Thereby, since the book unit 15 can be removed from the apparatus main body 1, the book unit 15 can be replaced | exchanged easily.

  As described above, according to the book type input device, the first and second key sheet portions 6 and 9 having the plurality of key contacts 10a each generating a key signal by a pressing operation, and the first and second key sheet portions are provided. A book unit 15 having first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 provided with a plurality of key input areas 16c to 19c respectively corresponding to a plurality of key contacts 10a of the key sheet portions 6 and 9. Since there is no need for electrical connection, the book unit 15 can be easily and easily attached to and detached from the device main body 1. For this reason, the book unit 23 having the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 can be easily exchanged as one unit at a time, thereby making it easy to change and exchange menus. Can provide good things.

  In this case, the book unit 15 has a configuration in which the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 store the menu sheets 16b to 19b in the bag-like transparent cover sheets 16a to 19a. 19b is provided with a plurality of key input areas 16c to 19c displaying various menus such as dish names, and the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 are bound by the binding member 20 so as to be spread apart. The structure of the book unit 15 is simple and can be easily manufactured, and each menu display of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 can be easily changed.

  Further, since the book mounting portion 23 of the device main body 1 is configured to detachably attach the binding member 20 of the book unit 15, the book unit 15 can be easily attached to the device main body 1, and the book unit 15 Can be easily replaced. In this case, the book mounting portion 23 includes a cylinder portion 24 provided at one end portion of the hinge portion 4 of the apparatus main body 1 and a fixed shaft 25 provided at the other end portion of the hinge portion 4. Since the movable shaft 26 can be moved in and out via the spring member 27, the structure of the book mounting portion 23 and the binding member 20 of the book unit 15 is simple, and the book unit 15 can be easily replaced. .

  That is, when the binding member 20 of the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting portion 23, the protrusion 21 a of the binding member 20 is inserted into the shaft hole 26 a of the movable shaft 26 in the book mounting portion 23, so that the spring member 27 By simply pushing the movable shaft 26 into the cylindrical portion 24 against the spring force, and inserting the projection 21b of the attachment shaft 21 of the binding member 20 into the shaft hole 25a of the fixed shaft 25 in this state, the book unit 15 can be easily obtained. Can be detachably mounted on the book mounting portion 23 of the device main body 1.

  Further, since the device main body 1 is provided with a book detection unit 30 that detects that the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting unit 23, the book detection unit 30 mounts the book unit 15 on the device main body 1. Can be confirmed. In other words, the binding member 20 of the book unit 15 is provided with the magnet 31, and the book detection unit 30 includes the magnetic sensor 33 that detects the magnetic field of the magnet 31 of the book unit 15. When attached to the main body 1, the magnetic sensor 33 can detect the magnetic field of the magnet 31 of the book unit 15 to notify that the book unit 15 is attached to the apparatus main body 1.

  In addition, according to this book type input device, the first and second page detection units 37 and 38 do not matter how the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 of the book unit 15 are opened. Specifying the positions of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 with respect to the first and second key sheet portions 6 and 9, that is, the open states of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 Therefore, it is possible to quickly input the menu ordered by the customer simply by selecting and pressing the key input areas 16c to 19c of the various menus displayed on the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19. it can.

  That is, the first and second page detectors 37 and 38 determine which position and which page the key input areas 16c to 19c of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 are. Therefore, it is possible to quickly input the menu ordered by the customer simply by selecting and pressing the key input areas 16c to 19c of the various menus displayed on the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19. it can.

  In this case, the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 are arranged corresponding to either the first key sheet portion 6 of the first case 2 or the second key sheet portion 9 of the second case 3. Thus, the key input areas 16c to 19c of the various menus displayed on the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 can be assigned as one menu key, thereby improving the key operability. It is possible to increase the number of menu keys.

  Further, among the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 of the book unit 15, the second and third page portions 17 and 18 at which the end portions of the second and third page portions 17 and 18 can perform page turning operations are located at different positions. The first and second turning portions 34 and 35 are provided, and the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 are respectively provided with magnets 36. The first and second turning portions 34 and 35 are provided with respective magnets. Since the magnetic field of the magnet 36 is detected by the first and second magnetic sensors 40 and 41 of the first and second page detection units 37 and 38, the first and second key sheet units 6 and 9 are detected. The positions of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 can be accurately specified.

  Accordingly, it is possible to accurately determine which position of which page each key input area 16c to 19c of each of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 is, and each of the first and second pages. Since the first and second magnetic sensors 40 and 41 of the page detectors 37 and 38 detect the magnetic fields of the magnets 36 of the first and second turning parts 34 and 35 in a non-contact state, The second page detection units 37 and 38 can be sealed in the device main body 1, thereby ensuring the waterproofness of the device.

  In this case, each of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 of the book unit 15 is provided at a different position at each end portion of the second and third page portions 17 and 18 where the page turning operation is possible. Since the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 are provided, the second and third page portions 17 and 18 can be easily and easily formed by the first and second turning portions 34 and 35. Can be turned well.

  Each of the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 is formed with a thick outer end portion, and first and second magnets 36 are provided therein. Therefore, the weight of each of the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 can be increased, and this can make the second and third page portions 17 and 18 easier to turn. Since the concave and convex portions 34a and 35a for making it easy to put a finger on the front end surface of the outer end portion are provided, the second and third core page portions 17 and 18 can be easily turned.

  Further, according to the book type input device, each of the first and second key sheet portions 6 and 9 can input each of the plurality of key inputs in the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 of the book unit 15. Since the click feeling imparting member 12 is provided to give a click feeling when the areas 16c to 19c are pressed, the key touch feeling when the key input areas 16c to 19c are pressed is good. The operability can be improved.

  In this case, the click feeling imparting member 12 includes a dome-shaped elastic portion 13 having a strong repulsive force disposed corresponding to each key contact 10a of each of the first and second key sheet portions 6 and 9, and the elastic portion. 13 is provided on the lower surface of each blindfold sheet 11 of each of the first and second key sheet portions 6 and 9, and is elastic when the first and second key sheet portions 6 and 9 are pressed. Since the pressing protrusion 14 for pressing and elastically deforming the portion 13 is provided, when the key input areas 16c to 19c in the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 are pressed, A click feeling can be reliably given according to the pressing operation.

  That is, since the dome-shaped elastic portion 13 has a strong repulsive force, when the elastic portion 13 is pressed by the pressing protrusion 14, the elastic portion 13 can be rapidly elastically deformed. Also, the pressing protrusion 14 is formed in an inverted conical shape having a large diameter at the top and a small diameter at the bottom, and the bottom surface having a small diameter and a small area presses the elastic portion 13, so that the pressing force is concentrated without being dispersed. be able to. For this reason, even if a plurality of page portions 16 to 19 are stacked on the first and second key sheet portions 6 and 9, it is possible to reliably give a click feeling to the pressed fingertip. Key operability can be improved.

  In the first embodiment described above, the case where the pressing protrusion 14 is provided on the lower surface of the blindfold sheet 11 is described. However, the pressing protrusion 14 is not necessarily provided on the lower surface of the blindfold sheet 11, for example, on the upper surface of the dome-shaped elastic portion 13. It may be provided. In this case, it may be formed in a conical shape having a large diameter on the lower side and a small diameter on the upper side. Even if the pressing projection 14 is configured in this way, when the first and second key sheet portions 6 and 9 are pressed and the pressing projection 14 presses the elastic portion 13, the pressing force is dispersed. You can concentrate without having to.

  In the first embodiment described above, one book detection unit 30 is provided in the first case 2, and the book detection unit 30 detects the magnetic field of the magnet 31 provided on the binding member 20 of the book unit 15. The case where the book unit 15 is determined to be mounted on the book mounting unit 23 of the main body 1 has been described. However, the present invention is not limited to this. For example, a plurality of book detection units are provided in the first case 2. The plurality of book detection units may be configured to detect whether the book unit 15 is a lunch menu, a dinner menu, or a seasonal menu.

  That is, each of the plurality of book detection units has a configuration in which the magnetic sensor 33 is provided on the sensor substrate 32 as in the first embodiment. They are located at different positions. Further, the book unit 15 is configured such that the magnet 31 is provided at a different position of the binding member 20 for each of the lunch menu, dinner menu, and season menu.

  For example, in the book unit 15 for lunch, the magnet 31 is provided at one end of the binding member 20, and in the book unit 15 for dinner, the magnet 31 is provided at the other end of the binding member 20. Further, the seasonal book unit 15 has a magnet 31 provided at an intermediate portion of the binding member 20. Accordingly, the plurality of book detection units are arranged corresponding to one end portion of the binding member 20, the other end portion of the binding member 20, and the intermediate portion of the binding member 20, respectively.

  According to such a book-type input device, when the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting portion 23 of the device main body 1, the book unit 15 mounted by any one of the plurality of book detection units is used for lunch, dinner, It is possible to detect which menu book is for the season. For this reason, since the menu of the book unit 15 mounted on the book mounting unit 23 of the device main body 1 can be displayed on the display unit 5, it is mounted by the key operation of the key input unit 8 as in the first embodiment. Since it is not necessary to specify the menu of the book unit 15, it is possible to prevent an erroneous operation by the user and to provide a more convenient one.

(Embodiment 2)
Next, with reference to FIGS. 15-20, Embodiment 2 of the book-type input device to which this invention is applied is demonstrated. In addition, the same code | symbol is attached | subjected and demonstrated to the same part as Embodiment 1 shown by FIGS.
In this book type input device, the book detection unit 50 and the first and second page detection units 51 and 52 have a configuration different from that of the first embodiment, and the other configuration is substantially the same as that of the first embodiment.

  That is, as shown in FIGS. 19 and 20, when the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting unit 23 of the device main body 1, the book detection unit 50 detects that the book unit 15 is mounted. It is configured. In this case, as shown in FIGS. 19 and 20, the IC tag 53 in which the book data of the book unit 15 is recorded on the attachment shaft 21 on the lower side (left side in FIG. 10) of the binding member 20 of the book unit 15. Is provided.

  As illustrated in FIGS. 19 and 20, the book detection unit 50 includes a circuit board 10 disposed in a substantially horizontal state in the first case 2 and an antenna 54 provided on the circuit board 10. . Although not shown, the circuit board 10 is mounted with an electronic circuit (hereinafter referred to as a book reader) for reading data recorded in the IC tag 53. The antenna 54 is configured to detect electromagnetic induction generated in the IC tag 53 and transmit / receive to / from the IC tag 53 when the IC tag 53 is approached.

  In this case, the IC tag 53 is a data carrier equipped with a non-contact type automatic recognition function. When the IC tag 53 approaches a book reading device (not shown) of the circuit board 10, electromagnetic induction is generated, Between the circuit board 10 and the book reader of the circuit board 10. In the IC tag 53, different menu contents are written for each book unit 15, that is, for each book unit 15, any one of data for a lunch menu, a dinner menu, and a seasonal menu is written.

  As a result, when the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting unit 23 of the device body 1, the book detection unit 50 generates electromagnetic induction in the IC tag 53 provided on the binding member 20 of the book unit 15. The induction is detected by the antenna 54, and transmission / reception with the IC tag 53 is performed by the antenna 54, and the book data written in the IC tag 53 is read by the book reader of the circuit board 10. The read data is displayed on the display unit 5 of the first case 2 and registered in the memory unit in the device main body 1.

  On the other hand, as shown in FIGS. 15 to 18, the first and second page detectors 51 and 52 are arranged so that the first to fourth pages of the book unit 15 with respect to the first and second key sheets b6 and 9, respectively. This is for detecting the positions of the page portions 16 to 19, that is, the open states of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19. In this case, among the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19, the second and third page portions 17 and 18 have first and second turning portions 34, respectively, as in the first embodiment. , 35 are provided.

  As shown in FIG. 18, each of the first and second turning parts 34 and 35 includes first and second IC tags 56 for specifying the second and third page parts 17 and 18, respectively. , 57 are provided. The first IC tag 56 is provided in the first turning portion 34 of the second page portion 17, and page data of the second page portion 17 is written therein. The second IC tag 57 is provided in the second turning portion 35 of the third page portion 18, and page data of the third page portion 18 is written therein.

  As shown in FIGS. 15 to 18, the first page detection unit 51 is provided at a position corresponding to the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 in the circuit board 10 in the first case 2. The antenna 58 includes an electronic circuit (hereinafter referred to as a first page reading device) that is mounted on the circuit board 10 and reads page data written in the first and second IC tags 56 and 57. .

  Similarly to the first page detection unit 51, the second page detection unit 52 is provided at locations corresponding to the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 in the circuit board 10 in the second case 3. Two antennas 59 and an electronic circuit (hereinafter referred to as a second page reading device) that is mounted on the circuit board 10 and reads page data written in the first and second IC tags 56 and 57. (See FIGS. 15 to 18).

  As a result, the first page detection unit 51 is arranged in the first turning unit 34 when the second page unit 17 is arranged on the upper side of the first key sheet unit 6 as shown in FIGS. 15 and 16. The page data written in the first IC tag 56 is read by performing transmission / reception with the first IC tag 56.

  The first page detection unit 51 transmits and receives to and from the second IC tag 57 in the second turning unit 35 when the third page unit 18 is arranged on the upper side of the first key sheet unit 6. And the page data written in the second IC tag 57 is read. In this case, since the third page portion 18 is arranged so as to overlap the second page portion 17, the first page detection unit 51 converts the page data written in the second IC tag 57 into the first IC tag. The page data written in 56 is preferentially read.

  Similarly, like the first page detection unit 51, the second page detection unit 52 is provided in the second turning unit 35 when the third page unit 18 is disposed on the upper side of the second key sheet unit 9. The page data written in the second IC tag 57 is read by performing transmission / reception with the second IC tag 57.

  Further, the second page detection unit 52 transmits and receives to and from the first IC tag 56 in the first turning unit 34 when the second page unit 17 is arranged on the upper side of the second key sheet unit 9. And the page data written in the first IC tag 56 is read. Also in this case, the second page detection unit 52 arranges the page data written in the first IC tag 56 with the second IC because the second page unit 17 is arranged so as to overlap the third page unit 18. The page data written in the tag 57 is configured to be read preferentially.

Next, a case where such a book type input device is used will be described.
Also in this case, as in the first embodiment, when the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting portion 23 of the device main body 1, the book detection unit 50 provided in the first case 2 causes the book unit 15 to be 1 is detected.

  That is, when the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting unit 23, the book detection unit 50 reads the book data recorded on the IC tag 53 provided on the binding member 20. Thus, it is determined whether the attached book unit 15 is a lunch menu, a dinner menu, or a seasonal menu, and the determined book data is displayed on the display unit 5 of the first case 2. .

  After this, the customer's order is received. At this time, first, one of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 of the book unit 15 is opened according to the customer's order. For example, when the menus displayed on the second page portion 17 and the third page portion 18 are ordered, the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 are operated with the fingertips, as shown in FIG. As shown, the second page portion 17 is disposed on the first key sheet portion 6 of the first case 2, and the third page portion 18 is disposed on the second key sheet portion 9 of the second case 3.

  Then, the first turning portion 34 of the second page portion 17 corresponds to the first page detecting portion 51 provided in the first case 2, and the first page detecting portion 51 is the first IC in the first turning portion 34. The page data recorded in the tag 56 is read. The second turning portion 35 of the third page portion 18 corresponds to the second page detecting portion 52 provided in the second case 2, and the second page detecting portion 52 is the second IC in the second turning portion 35. The page data recorded in the tag 57 is read.

  As a result, it is determined that the second page portion 17 is disposed on the first page portion 16 of the first key sheet portion 6 of the first case 2, and the third page portion 18 is positioned on the second case 3. It is determined that it is arranged on the fourth page portion 19 on the two-key sheet portion 9. In this state, the menu display corresponding to the customer's order is searched, and the key input areas 17c and 18c corresponding to the menus displayed on the menu sheets 17b and 18b in the second and third page portions 17 and 18 are pressed. Manipulate.

  Then, the pressed dome-shaped elastic part 13 is pressed and elastically deformed by the pressing protrusion 14, and gives a click feeling to the fingertip to contact the key contact 10a on the circuit board 10, and this key contact 10a is A key signal corresponding to the key input area 17c of the selected menu is output. As a result, the menu ordered by the customer is displayed on the display section 5 of the first case 2, and the displayed information is transmitted to the host computer in the store and registered.

  Further, when the menu ordered by the customer is displayed on the first page portion 16 and the second page portion 17 shown in FIG. 14A, the second page portion 17 is set to the second case 3 in the second case 3. It is arranged on the key sheet portion 9. Also at this time, the first turning portion 34 of the second page portion 17 corresponds to the second page detecting portion 52 provided in the second case 2, and the second page detecting portion 52 is inside the first turning portion 35. The page data recorded in the first IC tag 56 is read.

  At this time, the second page portion 17 is arranged so as to overlap the third page portion 18, but the second page detection portion 52 converts the page data written in the first IC tag 56 into the second IC tag. The page data written in 57 is preferentially read. As a result, it is determined that the second page portion 17 is disposed on the third and fourth page portions 18 and 19 of the second key sheet portion 9 of the second case 3 and the first page. It is determined that the portion 16 is disposed on the first key sheet portion 6 of the first case 2.

  Even in such a state, the menu ordered by the customer can be input by pressing the key input areas 17c of the first and second page sections 16 and 17 according to the customer's order, as in the case described above. The input menu data is displayed on the display unit 5 of the first case 2, and the displayed information is transmitted to the host computer in the store and registered.

  As described above, according to this book type input device, in addition to the same operational effects as those of the first embodiment, when the book unit 15 is mounted on the book mounting portion 23 of the apparatus main body 1, the book detection unit 50 is connected to the book unit. By reading the book data recorded on the IC tag 53 provided on the 15 binding members 20, the book unit 15 mounted on the book mounting portion 23 of the device main body 1 has a menu for lunch and a menu for dinner. It is possible to know exactly which of the seasonal menus is accurate.

  For this reason, in this book type input device, the menu type of the book unit 15 mounted on the book mounting unit 23 of the device body 1 can be displayed on the display unit 5, so that the key input is performed as in the first embodiment. Since it is not necessary to specify the menu type of the book unit 15 attached by the key operation of the unit 8, it is possible to prevent an erroneous operation by the user and to provide a more convenient one.

  In addition, according to the book type input device, each of the first and second pages provided on the circuit board 10 in the device main body 1 regardless of how the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 are opened. The page detection units 51 and 52 are provided in the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 in the second and third page portions 17 and 18 among the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19. The first to fourth page sections 16 corresponding to the first and second key sheet sections 6 and 9 are read by reading the page data recorded on the first and second IC tags 56 and 57. To 19 positions, that is, the open states of the first to fourth page portions 16 to 19 can be accurately specified.

  In the second embodiment described above, the book detection unit 50 reads the book data written on the IC tag 53 of the binding member 20 of the book unit 15 and the first and second page detection units 51 and 52 are the first ones. The page data written in the first and second IC tags 56 and 57 provided in the first and second turning portions 34 and 35 in the second and third page portions 17 and 18 are read. However, the IC tags 53, 56, and 57 are not necessarily used. For example, a data carrier such as a wireless ID (RFID) or a non-contact type IC card may be used.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Apparatus main body 2 1st case 3 2nd case 4 Hinge part 5 Display part 6 1st key sheet part 8 Key input part 9 2nd key sheet part 10 Circuit board 10a Key contact 12 Click feeling provision member 13 Dome-shaped elastic part DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 14 Press protrusion part 15 Book unit 16-19 Each 1st-4th page part 20 Binding member 23 Book mounting part 30, 50 Book detection part 31, 36 Magnet 32 Sensor board 33 Magnetic sensor 34, 35 1st, 2nd First, second page detectors 40, 41 First and second magnetic sensors 53 IC tag 55 Antenna 56, 57 First and second IC tags 58, 59 First and second antennas

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  1. A base portion in which a key sheet portion having a plurality of key contacts each generating a key signal by a pressing operation is arranged in a spread state;
    A book unit having a plurality of page portions provided with a plurality of key input areas respectively corresponding to the plurality of key contacts;
    Respectively provided at each end of the plurality of pages of the book unit, and a plurality of turning parts with a page specific element for identifying the plurality of pages portions, respectively,
    In the state where the plurality of page portions are arranged on the key sheet portion, the page detection elements of the plurality of turning portions provided at the respective end portions of the plurality of page portions are individually detected . A page detection unit that identifies each position of the plurality of page units with respect to the key sheet unit;
    A book-type input device comprising:
  2. The base portion includes a first key sheet portion and a second key sheet portion arranged in a spread state,
    The page detection unit includes the page detection element of the plurality of turning portions provided at each end of the plurality of page portions in a state where the plurality of page portions are arranged on the first key sheet portion. The first page detection unit that identifies the positions of the plurality of page portions with respect to the first key sheet unit, and the plurality of page units are disposed on the second key sheet unit. In the state, each position of the plurality of page portions with respect to the second key sheet portion is identified by detecting the page detection elements of the plurality of turning portions provided at the respective end portions of the plurality of page portions. The book type input device according to claim 1, further comprising: a second page detection unit configured to perform the second page detection unit.
  3. The page specific element of the turning portion is a magnet,
    The page detecting unit, book-type input device according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that it comprises a magnetic sensor for detecting a magnetic field of the magnet of the turning section.
  4. The page specifying element of the turning part is a wireless data carrier in which page data of the page part provided with the turning part is recorded,
    The page detecting unit, book-type input device according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that it comprises a data reader for reading the page data recorded in the data carrier of the turning section.
  5. The said key sheet | seat part is provided with the click feeling provision member which provides a click feeling, when the said key input area in the said page part of the said book unit is pressed. 5. The book type input device according to any one of 4 above.
  6. The click feeling imparting member is provided on one of the elastic portion and the key sheet portion, and is provided on one of the elastic portion and the key sheet portion, which is disposed corresponding to the key contact of the key sheet portion and has a strong repulsive force. The book-type input device according to claim 5 , further comprising a pressing protrusion for pressing and elastically deforming the elastic portion when the sheet portion is pressed.
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