JP6299296B2 - Push button switch and gaming machine - Google Patents

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JP6299296B2
JP6299296B2 JP2014051350A JP2014051350A JP6299296B2 JP 6299296 B2 JP6299296 B2 JP 6299296B2 JP 2014051350 A JP2014051350 A JP 2014051350A JP 2014051350 A JP2014051350 A JP 2014051350A JP 6299296 B2 JP6299296 B2 JP 6299296B2
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孝一郎 池内
孝一郎 池内
英史 安田
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英治 村岡
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  The present invention relates to a push button switch for gaming machines, and more particularly to a button effect structure of a push button switch.
  Conventionally, pachinko machines have been widely used as gaming machines. This pachinko machine is provided with a push button switch to give the player a sense of expectation for the game, etc. by an effect such as blinking of the button part.
  As one of the effects, a method of projecting a button part of a push button switch is known. For example, Patent Document 1 discloses a push button switch for a gaming machine that uses a solenoid as a method of projecting a button portion of the push button switch. In the push button switch described in Patent Document 1, the push button and the engagement piece are engaged by the elastic force of the spring. When the solenoid is operated, the engagement between the push button and the lower surface of the engagement piece is released, and the push button switch is brought into a protruding state by the elastic force of the spring.
  In addition, as a method for enhancing the effect, Patent Document 2 discloses a method of changing an operation load by changing a set length of a compression spring of a push button switch by a solenoid.
  As another method for enhancing the effect, Patent Document 3 discloses a method of attaching a vibration motor to the back side of a push button switch.
JP 2007-296090 A (published November 15, 2007) Japanese Patent Laying-Open No. 2006-280752 (released on October 19, 2006) JP 2007-75331 A (published March 29, 2007)
  However, in the technique of the above-mentioned Patent Document 3, vibration is not transmitted unless the player touches the button portion, and the visual effect is low. On the other hand, in the technique of the above-mentioned patent document 1, by operating the solenoid, the push button switch is in a protruding state and a visual effect can be obtained. There is a problem that there is no movement and the visual effect is still low.
  Moreover, in the technique of the said patent document 2, it is hard for a player to understand that the operation load changed, and a high production effect cannot be obtained.
  Furthermore, in the technique of Patent Document 3 described above, when a motor that applies large vibrations is installed, there is a problem that normal games cannot be performed because the vibrations are transmitted to the gaming machine, affecting the ball flow.
  The present invention has been made in view of the above problems, and an object of the present invention is to provide a push button switch and a gaming machine that have a low effect on the gaming machine and a high effect.
  The push button switch according to the present invention is a push button switch operated by a user, and can be pushed from a reference position to a pushing position, and can be moved from the reference position to a protruding position opposite to the pushing position. A button operating unit and an operating unit that operates in a direction opposite to the push-in direction, and the operating unit is abutted against the button operating unit at the reference position, and the button operating unit is moved to the protruding position. A drive device; and an urging member that applies a force to return the button operation unit to the reference position when the button operation unit is shifted from the reference position. There is a gap between the button operating portion and the button operating portion at the push-in position, and the drive device operates the button when the button operating portion is at the push-down position. Abutted to the department.
  According to the above configuration, the button operation unit moves to the protruding position when the driving device is driven when in the reference position, and returns to the reference position by the biasing member when the driving is completed. For this reason, by operating the driving device intermittently, the button operation unit reciprocates between the reference position and the protruding position. Thereby, even if the user does not touch the button operation unit, it can be visually recognized that the user is reciprocating, and the visual effect can be enhanced.
  Further, when the driving device is not driven, a load by the urging member is applied, and when the driving device is driven, a load by the urging member and the operating unit is applied to the button operation unit. Therefore, it is easy for the player to understand that the operation load of the button operation unit has changed between when the drive device is driven and when it is not driven.
  In addition, since there is a gap between the button operation unit and the operation unit at the push-in position, if the user touches the button operation unit, the user may directly feel the impact of the operation unit hitting the button operation unit. it can. Further, since the button operation unit is urged by the urging member, there is little influence on the gaming machine due to the vibration of the driving device.
  From the above, it is possible to provide a push button switch that has a low effect on the gaming machine and a high effect.
  Furthermore, in the push button switch according to the present invention, the button operation unit includes a button cover, and a movable base that is located downstream of the button cover in the push-in direction and moves integrally with the button cover, The urging member includes a first urging member and a second urging member, and the push button switch is disposed between the button cover and the movable base and is movable in the push-in direction. A button guide, and a limiting member that contacts the button guide when the button guide is located at the upper limit position and restricts movement of the button guide in a direction opposite to the pushing direction; The first urging member urges the button guide in a direction opposite to the pushing direction, and the second urging member is movable with the button guide. Is disposed between the over scan, may also be biased away from each other with respect to said button guide and said movable base.
  According to the above configuration, when there is no pushing operation, the button guide is urged by the first urging member in a direction opposite to the pushing direction. Therefore, the button guide and the limiting member come into contact with each other and are locked by the limiting member. As a result, the position of the button guide when there is no pushing operation is determined.
  The movable base is applied with a force (that is, a force in the pushing direction) so as to be separated from the button guide by the second urging member. However, since the button guide is located between the movable base and the button cover integrated with the movable base, the button cover comes into contact with the button guide. As a result, the position of the button operation unit is determined.
  As described above, the reference position of the push button switch when there is no pushing operation can be determined.
  Furthermore, in the push button switch according to the present invention, the limiting member is connected to the fixed portion disposed downstream of the movable base in the push-in direction and the fixed portion, and the button cover side of the button guide And a locking portion that restricts movement of the button guide in a direction opposite to the pushing direction, and the first biasing member is provided between the button guide and the fixing portion. May be arranged.
  According to said structure, even if a button operation part exists in a protrusion position, a button guide does not move from a reference position. Therefore, when the player performs a push-in operation when driving the drive device, the operation load can be changed in each push-in operation from the projecting position to the reference position and from the reference position to the push-in position. Specifically, in the pushing operation from the protruding position to the reference position, the button guide does not move from the reference position, and therefore the force in the pushing direction from the second urging member is pushed to the button operation unit from the driving device. A force in the direction opposite to the direction is applied. On the other hand, in the pushing operation from the reference position to the pushing position, a force in a direction opposite to the pushing direction is applied by the driving device and the first urging member. A high production effect can be obtained by changing the operation load as described above.
  Furthermore, in the push button switch according to the present invention, the first urging member and the second urging member may be coil springs. Thereby, it is possible to reduce the influence on the gaming machine caused by the impact of the operating portion hitting the movable base.
  Furthermore, in the push button switch according to the present invention, the driving device may be a solenoid. Thereby, an action | operation part can be moved up and down by on / off switching of the electric current applied to a solenoid. Moreover, an operation part can also be operated continuously by applying a pulse current to a solenoid. Therefore, a high production effect can be obtained.
  Furthermore, the push button switch of the present invention may be provided in a gaming machine. As a result, it is possible to provide a gaming machine that has a low effect on the gaming machine and a high performance effect.
  According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a push button switch and a gaming machine that have a low influence on the gaming machine and a high effect.
It is a perspective view of the pachinko machine concerning one embodiment of the present invention. It is a block diagram of the pachinko machine concerning one embodiment of the present invention. It is a perspective view of the pushbutton switch with which the pachinko machine shown in FIG. 1 is equipped. FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of the push button switch shown in FIG. 3. FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view in a button pushing direction when the push button switch shown in FIG. 3 is not operated. FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view in the button pushing direction when the push button switch shown in FIG. 3 is pushed. FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of the push button switch 16 in the button pushing direction when the push button switch shown in FIG. FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of the push button switch 16 in the direction of pushing the button when the solenoid is operated during the push operation of the push button switch shown in FIG. 3. It is an operation | movement figure of the pushbutton switch which concerns on one Embodiment of this invention.
  An embodiment of the present invention will be described.
(1. Overall configuration of pachinko machine 1)
FIG. 1 is an explanatory diagram showing a configuration of a pachinko machine 1 as a gaming machine according to the present embodiment. In the present embodiment, the case where the present invention is applied to a pachinko machine that is an example of a gaming machine will be described. However, the scope of application of the present invention is not limited to this, for example, a slot machine, various game machines, etc. It can also be used for other types of gaming machines or various devices other than gaming machines that accept operation inputs from users.
  As shown in FIG. 1, the pachinko machine 1 includes a game area 11, a display device 12, a handle 13, an upper plate 14, a lower plate 15, a push button switch 16, and the like.
  The game area 11 is an area in which a game ball (game medium) launched by the handle 13 moves.
  The handle 13 is a device for launching a game ball. When the user holds the handle 13 in a twisted state, the game ball is continuously launched and launched into the game area 11.
  The upper plate 14 stores game balls acquired by the game, and the lower plate 15 stores game balls overflowing from the upper plate 14. Further, the lower plate 15 is provided with a discharge port for discharging the game ball and a discharge shutter for opening and closing the discharge port (both not shown), and the user performs an operation to open the discharge shutter. The game balls stored in the lower plate 15 are discharged from the lower plate 15 to below the lower plate 15.
  Various images and various information such as various effect images according to the state of the game and operation guide information presented to the user are displayed on the display device 12.
  The push button switch 16 receives an operation (push-in operation) from the player. Details of the push button switch 16 will be described later.
  FIG. 2 is a block diagram showing an internal configuration of the pachinko machine 1 according to the present embodiment. As shown in FIG. 2, the operation of each part of the pachinko machine 1 is controlled by the control unit 17 provided in the pachinko machine 1. The control unit 17 includes, for example, a CPU (Central Processing Unit) and the like, and detection results of various sensors provided in the pachinko machine 1, operation instructions from the player for the push button switch 16, and storage means such as a ROM (not shown) The operation of each part of the pachinko machine 1 is controlled based on the program and various data stored in (1).
  For example, the control unit 17 receives a signal (ON / OFF signal) based on the push-in operation from the push button switch 16 and controls the operation of each unit according to the signal. The control unit 17 may be configured to send a control signal to the display device 12 in accordance with a signal from the push button switch 16 so that the push button switch 16 and the display device 12 operate in synchronization. Good.
(2. Schematic configuration of push button switch 16)
3 is a perspective view of the push button switch 16, FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of the push button switch 16, and FIG. 5 is a cross section parallel to the button pushing direction when the push button switch 16 is not operated (reference position). FIG.
  As shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, the push button switch 16 includes a button base portion 21, a fixed base (limit member) 22, a button spring (first biasing member) 23, a button guide 25, a substrate 26, and the like. , Sensor 27, LED (Light Emitting Diode) 28, light guide lens 29, movable base (button operation unit) 30, reflector 31, button cover (button operation unit) 32, and return spring ( A second urging member) 33 and a solenoid unit (drive device) 40.
  In the present embodiment, for convenience of explanation, the negative direction of the axis X in FIG. 4 (the direction of the button base 21 as viewed from the button cover 32), which is the pushing direction of the push button switch 16, is set downward (downstream side). Although the positive direction (the direction of the button cover 32 when viewed from the button base 21) is set upward, in the pachinko machine 1, the push button switch 16 is not necessarily mounted horizontally.
  The button base 21 is a member connected to the pachinko machine 1. Note that the button base 21 may be connected so as to be directly embedded in the pachinko machine 1 as shown in FIG. 1, or may be connected to the pachinko machine 1 via a joystick or the like. The button base 21 of the present embodiment is a bottomed cylindrical member having a substantially circular upper end surface, but the shape of the button base 21 is not limited to this.
  The fixed base 22 has an annular portion (fixed portion) 22a and a wall portion 22b. The annular portion 22a is plate-shaped and has a substantially donut shape. The wall portion 22b is formed on the outer periphery of the annular portion 22a so as to extend in the vertical direction, and has a substantially cylindrical shape. The wall portion 22b has an inner diameter larger than the outer diameter of the button base portion 21, and the outer periphery of the button base portion 21 is fixed to the button base portion 21 so as to be inscribed in the wall portion 22b of the fixed base 22. . The annular portion 22a has at least two holes 22c in the vicinity of the wall portion 22b. An annular portion 22a at a portion between the wall portion 22b and the hole portion 22c serves as a protruding portion (locking portion) 22d that extends radially inward from the wall portion 22b.
  The button spring 23 is a coil spring and has an upper end in contact with the button guide 25 and a lower end in contact with the fixed base 22. The button spring 23 is arranged in a contracted state with respect to the natural length, and plays a role of returning the push button switch 16 from the pushed-in position to the reference position. The button spring 23 is arranged with a sliding pin 24 for guiding the movement of the spring inside.
  The button guide 25 is disposed between the button cover 32 and the movable base 30, and includes a disk part 25a, a sensor light-shielding part 25b, and a hanging part 25c.
  The disc portion 25 a has a substantially disc shape and has a hole through which the lens portion 29 a of the light guide lens 29 is passed.
  The drooping portion 25c extends downward (in the pushing direction) from the disc portion 25a. The hanging part 25c is disposed at least two locations along the outer periphery of the disk part 25a, and has a locking part 25d protruding radially outward at the lower end. The hanging portion 25 c is disposed between the fixed base 22 and the button base portion 21 through a hole portion 22 c provided on the annular portion 22 a of the fixed base 22. Due to the urging force of the button spring 23, the locking portion 25 d is hooked (abuts) on the projection 22 d formed on the fixed base 22, so that the upward movement of the button guide 25 is restricted, and the upper limit position of the button guide 25 is set. It has established. Specifically, the protrusion 22d of the fixed base 22 abuts on the upper surface (the surface on the button cover 32 side) of the locking portion 25d of the button guide 25, and the upward movement of the button guide 25 is restricted.
  Further, the sensor light-shielding part 25b is provided to extend downward (in the pushing direction) at a position facing the sensor 27 on the substrate 26 on the lower surface of the disk part 25a. The sensor light shielding portion 25b is formed so as to enter the object detection space of the sensor 27 when the push button switch 16 is pushed.
  The substrate 26 has a substantially donut shape whose outer diameter is smaller than the inner diameter of the wall portion 22 b of the fixed base 22, and is supported by the fixed base 22. The board 26 is connected to the control unit 17 provided in the pachinko machine 1, controls the operation of the push button switch 16, and notifies the control unit 17 that the push button switch 16 is in an ON or OFF state. Also bears. Further, at least one LED 28 is provided on the substrate 26. A hole for passing the button spring 23 is also provided.
  The sensor 27 provided on the substrate 26 includes a light emitting unit 27a and a light receiving unit 27b, and detects the entry and exit of an object into a space (object detection space) formed between the light emitting unit 27a and the light receiving unit 27b. It is a photo interrupter. When there is no object in the object detection space, an OFF signal is transmitted to the substrate 26.
  The light guide lens 29 has a substantially donut shape and has a protruding lens portion 29 a for guiding the light of the LED 28 provided on the substrate 26 to the reflector 31. Moreover, the sensor 27 and the hole for letting the button spring 23 pass are provided.
  The movable base 30 has a substantially disk shape in which an engaging claw 30 a and a notch 30 b are formed on the outer periphery, and the outer diameter is smaller than the inner diameter of the wall portion 22 b of the fixed base 22. The notch 30b formed on the outer periphery is a notch for allowing the drooping portion 25c of the button guide 25 to pass through, and is provided at a position corresponding to the drooping portion 25c. In addition, the movable base 30 is provided with holes for passing the sensor 27, the button spring 23, and the lens portion 29a. During the push-in operation, the lower end of the movable base 30 comes into contact with the fixed base 22, so that the movement of the movable base 30 during the push-in operation is limited.
  The reflector 31 is a member that allows the player to visually recognize the light from the LED 28, and has a light guide hole 31 a into which the lens portion 29 a of the light guide lens 29 is inserted. The reflector 31 reflects and scatters the light guided by the light guide lens 29 so that the player can visually recognize the light. The lower surface of the reflector 31 has a shape corresponding to the upper surface of the disk portion 25 a of the button guide 25 and is in contact with the button guide 25. At the time of pressing the button, the reflector 31 moves together with the button guide 25.
  The button cover 32 has a hollow, substantially hemispherical shape. The outer diameter of the lower end of the button cover 32 is smaller than the inner diameter of the wall portion 22 b of the fixed base 22, and the inner diameter of the lower end of the button cover 32 is larger than the outer diameter of the disk portion 25 a of the button guide 25. The button cover 32 is provided with an engagement hole 32 a for engaging with the engagement claw 30 a of the movable base 30 in the lower circumferential direction. When the engaging claw 30a and the engaging hole 32a are engaged, the button cover 32 and the movable base 30 operate integrally. Further, on the inner surface of the button cover 32, a step portion 32 b that abuts on the upper surface of the button guide 25 (the surface on the button cover 32 side) is formed. In the present embodiment, the button cover 32 and the movable base 30 are separated from each other. However, the button cover 32 and the movable base 30 may be molded as a single unit to form a button operation unit.
  The return spring 33 is a coil spring and is disposed between the movable base 30 and the button guide 25 in a state of being contracted from the natural length. Since the return spring 33 applies a downward force to the movable base 30, a downward force is also applied to the button cover 32 that moves together with the movable base 30. However, as described above, the button cover 32 is formed with the stepped portion 32b that comes into contact with the upper surface of the button guide 25 (the surface on the button cover 32 side), so that the button cover 32 and the movable base 30 are affected downwardly. Is limited. Further, the return spring 33 plays a role of biasing the movable base 30 downward when the movable base 30 moves upward (opposite to the pushing direction) by driving a solenoid unit 40 described later. .
  The solenoid unit 40 has a substantially cylindrical shape, and is coaxially disposed on the inner side in the radial direction of the fixed base 22, the substrate 26, and the light guide lens 29. The solenoid part 40 includes a solenoid movable part (actuating part) 42 and a solenoid fixing part 41. The solenoid fixing portion 41 has a hollow bottomed cylindrical shape and has a solenoid coil. Further, the solenoid fixing portion 41 is fixed to the button base portion 21. The solenoid movable portion 42 has an outer shape that covers the solenoid fixing portion 41, and at least a part thereof is disposed in a hollow cylindrical portion of the solenoid fixing portion 41. The solenoid unit 40 is disposed so that a gap remains between the movable base 30 that has been pushed in and the solenoid movable unit 42 when not driven. A current is applied to the solenoid unit 40 by a signal from the substrate 26, and the solenoid movable unit 42 is operated upward (in a direction opposite to the pushing direction). By switching ON / OFF of the current applied to the solenoid unit 40, the solenoid movable unit 42 moves up and down in the axis X direction. Moreover, the solenoid movable part 42 has the impact-absorbing sheet 43 for absorbing an impact on the upper surface.
  As described above, the button cover 32 and the movable base 30 move together. When the player does not push the button cover 32, the position where the locking portion 25d is in contact with the protrusion 22d of the fixed base is the reference position of the button guide 25 as shown in FIG. In the button cover 32 and the movable base 30, the position where the stepped portion 32b is in contact with the button guide 25 at the reference position is the reference position.
(3. Operation of push button switch 16 during push-in operation)
FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view of the push button switch 16 in the direction of pushing the button when the solenoid unit 40 is not driven and when the push operation is performed (push position).
  9 is an operation diagram in the push button switch 16 of the present embodiment, in which time is taken on the horizontal axis and displacement in the axis X direction from the reference position of the movable base 30 and the button cover 32 is taken on the vertical axis. (A) is an operation | movement figure of the pushbutton switch 16 at the time of pushing-in operation.
  The push button switch 16 operates as a switch when the player pushes the button cover 32.
  When the button cover 32 is pushed in, the button guide 25 in contact with the stepped portion 32b of the button cover 32 is pushed in. Therefore, the sensor light-shielding part 25b provided in the button guide 25 enters the object detection position of the sensor 27, and the switch is turned on.
  As described above, a gap is formed between the movable base 30 at the push-in position and the solenoid movable portion 42.
  At the end of the push-in operation, the button cover 32 and the movable base 30 are returned to the reference position by using the urging force of the button spring 23 that has been compressed by the button guide 25 being pushed in.
(4. Operation of push button switch 16 during solenoid operation when there is no push-in operation)
FIG. 7 and FIG. 9B are a button push-in direction sectional view and an operation explanatory view of the push button switch 16 at the time of solenoid operation (protrusion position) when there is no push-in operation.
  At the time of solenoid operation, the solenoid movable part 42 moves upward by applying a current to the solenoid part 40. Therefore, the gap provided between the solenoid movable part 42 and the movable base 30 disappears, and the solenoid movable part 42 hits the lower end of the movable base 30 and applies an impact to the movable base 30. Thereafter, as the solenoid movable portion 42 moves upward, the movable base 30 moves upward, and the button cover 32 rises together with the movable base 30. Thereby, the player can visually recognize that the push button switch 16 is moving upward.
  As the movable base 30 is raised, the return spring 33 is compressed, and the button guide 25 is applied with an upward force stronger than the reference position. However, the button guide 25 does not move because it is locked to the fixed base 22 by the locking portion 25d. Therefore, a gap between the upper surface of the reflector 31 and the inner surface of the button cover 32 is widened.
  When the application of current to the solenoid unit 40 is stopped, the solenoid movable unit 42 is lowered, and the movable base 30 is pushed down by the compressed return spring 33 and returns to the reference position. Therefore, the button cover 32 that moves integrally with the movable base 30 also moves downward. Therefore, as shown in FIG. 9 (c), by applying a pulse current to the solenoid unit 40, the solenoid movable unit 42 is continuously moved up and down, whereby the movable base 30 and the button cover 32 are moved up and down. It can move continuously. As a result, even if the player does not touch the button cover 32, the player can visually recognize that the push button switch 16 is operating, and the player's expectation can be enhanced. Further, when the wavelength of the applied pulse current is shortened, the movable base 30 and the button cover 32 continuously move up and down at high speed. As a result, the player's expectation can be further enhanced, and if the player touches the button cover 32, the impact of the solenoid movable portion 42 striking the movable base 30 can be felt.
(5. Operation of the push button switch 16 when the solenoid is operated during the push-in operation)
FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view of the push button switch 16 in the button push direction when the solenoid unit 40 is driven during the push operation.
  When a current is applied to the solenoid unit 40 during the pushing operation, the solenoid movable unit 42 hits the movable base 30 and an impact is transmitted to the player through the button cover 32 integrated with the movable base 30. In the present embodiment, unlike Patent Document 3, since the movable base 30 is not fixed, even if a stronger impact is applied from the solenoid movable portion 42 to the movable base 30, the main body and the game ball of the pachinko machine 1 are applied. The influence of can be reduced. Therefore, the solenoid unit 40 can use a device with a larger output, and even during the push-in operation, the impact of the solenoid movable unit 42 hitting the movable base 30 is sufficiently transmitted to the player, and the player's expectation Can be increased.
(6. Operation of the push button switch 16 when the pushing operation is performed during operation of the solenoid unit 40)
As shown in FIG. 9D, when the player performs a pushing operation when the solenoid unit 40 is driven and the button cover 32 is raised, the button cover 32 together with the solenoid movable unit 42 that contacts the movable base 30. It is necessary to press. Therefore, when the solenoid unit 40 is not driven, it is necessary to perform the pushing operation with a stronger pressure than when the pushing operation is performed on the button cover 32 at the reference position. This gives the player a feeling of operation different from pushing from the reference position, and can increase the player's expectation. In the present embodiment, as described above, the solenoid unit 40 having a large output can be used. Therefore, unlike Patent Document 1, the change in the operation load becomes clear for the player.
  In addition, the current applied to the solenoid unit 40 is controlled by the control unit 17 provided in the pachinko machine 1, and is synchronized with the light emission state of the LED 28 provided on the substrate 26, the display device of the pachinko machine 1, and the like. Thus, the operation state of the button may be appealed to the player. Moreover, the solenoid movable part 42 may not have the impact absorbing sheet 43 and may have a structure in which the solenoid movable part 42 and the movable base 30 directly abut against each other. In that case, the impact sound between the solenoid movable portion 42 and the movable base 30 is not absorbed. Therefore, the structure may be such that the impact sound can be heard by the player.
  The present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiments, and various modifications are possible within the scope shown in the claims, and embodiments obtained by appropriately combining technical means disclosed in different embodiments. Is also included in the technical scope of the present invention.
  The present invention can be applied to push button switches provided in various devices.
1 Pachinko machine (game machine)
16 Pushbutton switch 22 Fixed base (restriction member)
22a Annular part (fixed part)
22d Projection (locking part)
23 Button spring (first biasing member)
25 Button guide 30 Movable base (button operation part)
32 Button cover (button operation part)
33 Return spring (second biasing member)
40 Solenoid part (drive device)
42 Solenoid movable part (actuating part)

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  1. A push button switch operated by a user,
    A button operation unit that can be pushed from a reference position to a push-in position and is movable from the reference position to a protruding position opposite to the push-in position;
    A driving device that includes an operating unit that operates in a direction opposite to the pushing direction, and that moves the button operating unit to the protruding position by abutting the operating unit against the button operating unit at the reference position;
    An urging member that applies a force to return the button operation unit to the reference position when the button operation unit is at a position shifted from the reference position;
    There is a gap between the operating portion when not driven and the button operation portion at the push-in position,
    The drive device abuts the operating unit against the button operating unit when the button operating unit is in the pushed position ,
    The button operation unit is
    A button cover;
    A movable base that is located downstream of the button cover in the pushing direction and moves integrally with the button cover;
    The push button switch is
    A button guide disposed between the button cover and the movable base and movable in the pushing direction;
    And a limiting member that restricts movement of the button guide in a direction opposite to the pushing direction when the button guide is located at the upper limit position. And push button switch.
  2. The urging member includes a first urging member and a second urging member,
    The first biasing member biases the button guide in a direction opposite to the pushing direction,
    The second biasing member is disposed between the button guide and the movable base and biases the button guide and the movable base away from each other. Push button switch as described in.
  3. The limiting member is
    A fixed portion disposed downstream of the movable base in the pushing direction;
    A locking portion connected to the fixing portion, contacting the surface of the button guide on the button cover side, and restricting movement of the button guide in a direction opposite to the pushing direction;
    The push button switch according to claim 2, wherein the first urging member is disposed between the button guide and the fixed portion.
  4.   The push button switch according to claim 2 or 3, wherein the first urging member and the second urging member are coil springs.
  5.   The push button switch according to claim 1, wherein the driving device is a solenoid.
  6.   A gaming machine comprising the push button switch according to any one of claims 1 to 5.
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