JP6501198B2 - Vehicle portable device - Google Patents

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JP6501198B2
JP6501198B2 JP2015069390A JP2015069390A JP6501198B2 JP 6501198 B2 JP6501198 B2 JP 6501198B2 JP 2015069390 A JP2015069390 A JP 2015069390A JP 2015069390 A JP2015069390 A JP 2015069390A JP 6501198 B2 JP6501198 B2 JP 6501198B2
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  The present invention relates to, for example, a portable device for a vehicle which is used for remote control of locking and unlocking of a door of a vehicle and operation of starting of an engine of the vehicle.

  Conventionally, as shown in, for example, Patent Document 1, a substrate provided with a knob member, a waterproof cover, a switch on the upper surface, and an antenna element on the lower surface in an internal space constituted by an upper cover and a lower cover , Have been sequentially arranged. In the portable device, when a user presses the knob member to bend the waterproof cover together with the knob member, a pressing force is applied to a switch provided on the substrate.

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  By the way, in the conventional portable device for a vehicle, depending on the arrangement position of the input unit to be operated by the user and the size and handedness of the user's hand (whether the input unit is operated with the right hand or the left hand), the user inputs It may be difficult to operate the department.

  The present invention has been made to solve the above-described problems, and an object of the present invention is to provide a portable device for a vehicle that is easy to operate regardless of the size and handedness of the user's hand and the dominant arm.

In order to solve the above problems, the portable device for a vehicle according to the present invention is carried by a user of the vehicle, and of a plurality of types of control signals for controlling the vehicle in a housing that constitutes the outer shape of the portable device body. A portable device for a vehicle, comprising: a control unit for outputting a selected control signal; and a transmission unit for transmitting a radio wave of the control signal output from the control unit.
A first input unit for selecting a type of the control signal to be output to the control unit among the plurality of types of control signals;
The first input unit has an operation range divided according to the type of the control signal,
The operation ranges for selecting the control signals of the same type are arranged at at least two places.

  According to the present invention, the first input unit for selecting the type of control signal output by the control unit has an operation range divided for each type of control signal, and the operation range for selecting the same type of control signal is at least Since the user is disposed in two places, the user can select a favorite one of the operation ranges placed in at least two places and perform the selection operation of the control signal. Therefore, the first input unit (mobile device for a vehicle) can be easily operated regardless of the size and handedness of the user's hand.

It is a front view of a portable machine. It is a rear view of a portable machine. It is a figure showing the state where icon 6 was displayed on the front of a portable machine. It is the figure which showed the state in which the icon 6 and both the operation parts 7 and 8 were displayed on the front of a portable device. It is the block diagram which showed the electric constitution of the portable machine. It is the figure which showed the state in which the operation part 10 of the 3rd input part arrange | positioned at the back surface of the portable device was operated. It is the figure which showed the state in which the operation part 8 of the right side was operated. FIG. 12 is a diagram showing a state in which the operation unit of the second input unit is operated after the icon 6b is selected by the operation unit 8 on the right side. It is the figure which showed the state in which the operation part 7 on the left side was operated. FIG. 12 is a diagram showing a state in which the operation unit of the second input unit is operated after the icon 6b is selected by the operation unit 7 on the left side. It is the figure which added the input part display control part 121 in the input control part 12 with respect to the block diagram of FIG. FIG. 6 is a block diagram of a configuration in which a second input unit and LEDs 17 to 19 are connected to the control unit 11; It is the figure which added the input part display control part 111 in the control part 11 with respect to the block diagram of FIG. FIG. 5 is a block diagram of a configuration in which first to third input units and LEDs 17 to 19 are connected to a control unit 11; It is a figure explaining the structural example of the 1st input part which the operation range continued between multiple places, and is a front view of the portable device 21 which concerns on the modification 6. FIG.

  Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. FIG. 1 shows a front view of a vehicle portable device 1 (hereinafter simply referred to as a portable device) of the present embodiment. The portable device 1 is carried by a user of the vehicle and used to remotely control the vehicle, such as locking and unlocking a vehicle door. First, the configuration of the portable device 1 will be described.

  The portable device 1 has a housing 2 made of, for example, a resin, which constitutes the outer shape of the portable device 1. The housing 2 has an outer shape in which each corner of a thin rectangular parallelepiped is rounded, and is formed by fitting a plurality of covers. In the present embodiment, the housing 2 has two covers of an upper cover located on the front side of FIG. 1 and a lower cover located on the back side of FIG. Then, by fitting the two covers at the outer peripheral portion, a housing 2 having a housing space for housing various components therein is configured.

  The housing 2 is formed in a substantially rectangular shape when viewed from the front direction of FIG. An opening 3 having a substantially rectangular shape (a shape obtained by rounding four corners of a rectangle) slightly smaller than the front outer shape of the housing 2 is formed on the front surface of the housing 2. An acrylic cover 4 having an operation and display function of the portable device 1 is disposed in the opening 3. The acrylic cover 4 is made of a transparent resin such as acrylic or polycarbonate or glass as a base material. Also, the acrylic cover 4 is formed in a substantially rectangular and plate shape so as to fit the shape of the opening 3. The surface of the acrylic cover 4 is visible through the opening 3.

  Below, the left-right direction of FIG. 1 is defined as the left-right width direction of the portable device 1, and the up-down direction of FIG. 1 is defined as the up-down width direction of the portable device. At the center position of the acrylic cover 4 in the short side direction (left and right direction in FIG. 1. The left and right width direction of the portable device 1), the contents of each control signal output by the control unit 11 (see FIG. It has the icon display part 5 which carries out lighting display of the various icons which showed the control content. In addition, in FIG. 1, the icon has shown the state of non-display. The icon display unit 5 is set at a central position of the acrylic cover 4 in an elongated shape extending in the longitudinal direction of the acrylic cover 4 (vertical direction in FIG. 1; vertical direction of the portable device 1).

  In the icon display unit 5, the display area of the icon is divided for each type of control signal. Specifically, in the present embodiment, five types of icons 6 are displayed on the icon display unit 5 as shown in FIG. 3, but the icon display unit 5 is divided into five display areas 5a to 5e (see FIG. 1) ing. Although the boundaries of the display areas 5a to 5e are illustrated by dotted lines in FIG. 1 for the sake of clarity, the boundaries are not actually displayed.

  The display area 5a at the top among the display areas 5a to 5e divided into five is a display area of an icon 6a (see FIG. 3) indicating a lock of the vehicle door. The second display area 5b from the top is a display area of an icon 6b (see FIG. 3) indicating unlocking of the vehicle door. The upper or third display area 5c is a display area of an icon 6c (see FIG. 3) indicating unlocking of the left power slide door of the vehicle. The fourth display area 5d from the top is a display area of an icon 6d (see FIG. 3) indicating unlocking of the right power slide door of the vehicle. The fifth (bottom) display area 5e from the top is a display area of an icon 6e (see FIG. 3) indicating unlocking of the trunk of the vehicle. These display areas 5 a to 5 e (icons 6 a to 6 e) are arranged in a line in the vertical width direction of the portable device 1.

  The number of icons displayed on the icon display unit 5 and the contents thereof are not limited to the number and contents shown in FIG. 3. For example, the icon indicating the start of the engine of the vehicle and the opening and closing of the window of the vehicle are shown. Icon may be displayed. In this case, radio waves of control signals instructing start of the engine of the vehicle and control signals instructing opening and closing of the window are transmitted from the portable device 1. In addition to the icons related to the control of the vehicle, the icon display unit 5 may display an icon indicating the state of the portable device such as the remaining amount of the battery of the portable device 1 or the holding state of the mechanical key.

  The icon display unit 5 is configured to be able to switch between display and non-display of each icon 6. In order to make it possible to switch between display and non-display of the icon 6, the icon display unit 5 is formed in the form of each of the icons 6a to 6e, and has a light transmission unit capable of transmitting light. The light transmitting portions constitute the icons 6a to 6e. The periphery of the light transmitting portion (icons 6a to 6e) is a light blocking portion that blocks light. The light shielding portion is formed on the surface or the back surface of the acrylic cover 4 by coating, printing, two-color molding or the like. Under the present circumstances, the light transmission part of the form of the icons 6a-6e is formed by making it the part of icons 6a-6e not perform light-shielding processes, such as painting, printing, and 2 color shaping | molding. In addition, in order to make icons 6a-6e hard to be recognized visually, when LED17 (refer FIG. 5) mentioned later does not have visibility, the part of icons 6a-6e is formed in a smoke tone (semi-transparency), for example. With regard to the formation of the smoke tone, the smoke tone icons 6a to 6e may be formed by using the acrylic cover 4 of the smoke tone material, and the smoke tone ink is applied or printed on the transparent material. Thus, the smoke-like icons 6a to 6e may be formed. In the present embodiment, the icons 6a to 6e themselves are lighted, but on the surface of the acrylic cover, an icon which does not transmit light is formed by painting, printing, two-color molding, etc. You may provide the lighting area lighted by.

  For a part of the front of the portable device 1, that is, a part of the surface of the acrylic cover 4, one of the five icons 6a to 6e displayed on the icon display 5 is selected, that is, the controller 11 (see FIG. 5) Are set in the operation units 7 and 8 of the first input unit that selects the type of control signal to be output. The operation units 7 and 8 are configured to be switchable between display and non-display. In FIG. 1, the operation units 7 and 8 are not displayed, and in FIG. 4, the operation units 7 and 8 are displayed. It shows.

  The operation units 7 and 8 are disposed at two locations on the left and right sides of the surface of the acrylic cover 4 with the icon display unit 5 interposed therebetween. One operation unit 7 is arranged to extend in the longitudinal direction of the portable device 1 (acrylic cover 4) at a position on the surface of the acrylic cover 4 on the left side of the icon display unit 5 (left position in the lateral width direction). (See Figure 4). The other operation unit 8 is arranged to extend in the longitudinal direction of the portable device 1 at a position on the surface of the acrylic cover 4 on the right side of the icon display unit 5 (right position in the lateral width direction) (see FIG. 4) ).

  Each operation unit 7, 8 constitutes a part of a switch having no mechanical intermittent contact, and specifically constitutes a part of a capacitance switch. The mechanical intermittent contact refers to a movable contact of a switch that moves to connect or disconnect with a fixed contact of the switch in response to a force applied to the operation unit. Further, a capacitance switch refers to a switch based on the principle of detecting a change in capacitance of a capacitor formed of a sensor electrode and an object (finger) touching the operation unit. In order to detect the approach of the finger by the electrostatic capacitance switch, it is necessary to apply a voltage (high frequency voltage) to the sensor electrode.

  Each of the operation units 7 and 8 is a portion where a touch operation is performed by the user, and the operation range is divided for each icon 6 displayed on the icon display unit 5, in other words, for each type of control signal. Specifically, as shown in FIG. 4, the left operation unit 7 is divided into five operation ranges 7 a to 7 e so as to face the five icons 6 a to 6 e. An operation range 7a at a position next to the left of the first icon 6a is set as an operation range for selecting the first icon 6a (a control signal instructing lock of the vehicle door). An operation range 7b at a position next to the left of the second icon 6b is set as an operation range for selecting the second icon 6b (a control signal instructing unlocking of the vehicle door). An operation range 7c at a position next to the left of the third icon 6c is set as an operation range for selecting the third icon 6c (a control signal for instructing unlocking of the left power slide door). An operation range 7d at a position next to the left of the fourth icon 6d is set as an operation range for selecting the fourth icon 6d (a control signal for instructing unlocking of the right power slide door). An operation range 7e at a position next to the left of the fifth icon 6e is set as an operation range for selecting the fifth icon 6e (a control signal instructing unlocking of the trunk). These five operation ranges 7a to 7e are arranged in a row in the same direction as the arrangement direction of the icons 6a to 6e.

  Similarly, the operation unit 8 on the right side is divided into five operation ranges 8a to 8e so as to face the five icons 6a to 6e. An operation range 8a located to the right of the first icon 6a is set as an operation range for selecting the first icon 6a. An operation range 8b located to the right of the second icon 6b is set as an operation range for selecting the second icon 6b. An operation range 8c at a position next to the right of the third icon 6c is set as an operation range for selecting the third icon 6c. An operation range 8d located to the right of the fourth icon 6d is set as an operation range for selecting the fourth icon 6d. An operation range 8e at a position next to the right of the fifth icon 6e is set as an operation range for selecting the fifth icon 6e. These five operation ranges 8a to 8e are arranged in a line in the same direction as the arrangement direction of the icons 6a to 6e.

  Thus, each of the operation units 7 and 8 has an operation range for selecting the same type of control signal (icons 6 a to 6 e) between the operation units 7 and 8. In other words, operation ranges 7 a to 7 e and 8 a to 8 e for selecting the same type of control signal are arranged so as to be symmetrical with respect to the icon display unit 5. Furthermore, in other words, the operation ranges 7a to 7e belonging to the operation unit 7 on the left side constitute one set arranged (adjacent to one line) adjacent to each other on the left side in front of the portable device. On the other hand, the operation ranges 8a to 8e belonging to the right operation unit 8 are arranged adjacent to each other at the right position on the front of the portable device (arranged to be aligned in a line), which is one other than the operation ranges 7a to 7e Make up a pair. In FIG. 4, the boundaries between the operation ranges 7 a to 7 e and the boundaries between the operation ranges 8 a to 8 e are illustrated by dotted lines, but the boundaries are not actually displayed.

  Each of the operation units 7 and 8 may be a flat shape disposed on the same plane as the icon display unit 5, or a shape (convex shape) in which each operation unit 7 or 8 slightly bulges relative to the icon display unit 5 or It may be a shape that is easy for the user to operate, such as a mortar (concave) shape.

  In addition, the operation units 7 and 8 are configured to be capable of lighting, that is, configured to transmit light. The periphery of the operation units 7 and 8 (a part excluding the icon display unit 5) is a light shielding unit that shields light. In addition, the operation units 7 and 8 are configured to be semi-transparent such as, for example, smoke tone so that the back side of the operation units 7 and 8 is not visually recognized.

  The operation unit 9 of the second input unit is disposed below a central lower portion in the left-right width direction (short direction) of the front of the portable device 1, that is, below the icon display unit 5. The operation unit 9 is a portion where the user performs a pressing operation (push operation), and is used to turn on and off the internal switch 16 (see FIG. 5) having a mechanical intermittent contact disposed on the back side of the operation unit 9. It is a knob. The operation unit 9 is provided so as to be displaceable in the pressing direction. The operation unit 9 (second input unit) is an input unit that instructs the output of the control signal selected by the operation units 7 and 8 (first input unit).

  When the surface of the portable device 1 on which the operation units 7 and 8 and the icon display unit 5 are disposed is the front, and the surface opposite to the front is the back, the back of the portable device 1 (the back of the housing 2) As shown in 2, the operation unit 10 of the third input unit is disposed. The operation unit 10 is configured by a capacitance switch that does not have a mechanical intermittent contact as the operation units 7 and 8 of the first input unit. That is, the operation unit 10 constitutes a part of the capacitance switch. The operation unit 10 (third input unit) is an input for instructing transition of the operation units 7 and 8 (first input unit) from the standby state in which the user does not operate (or react) to the action from the user It is a department. The operation unit 10 may be configured by decoration printing a part of the back surface of the housing 2 (lower cover), or may be configured as a separate member from the housing 2.

  In the housing 2, in addition to the above-described acrylic cover 4 (the operation units 7 and 8 and the icon display unit 5) and the operation units 9 and 10, various components are accommodated. Here, FIG. 5 is a view for explaining various components accommodated in the housing 2 and is a block diagram showing an electrical configuration of the portable device 1. As shown in FIG. 5, in the housing 2, a control unit 11, an input control unit 12, sensor electrodes 13, 14, 15, an internal switch 16, an icon display LED 17, and a first input unit on the left (operation unit 7) The display LED 18, the first input unit (operation unit 8) on the right side, the display LED 19, and the transmission / reception unit 20 are accommodated.

  The sensor electrodes 13, 14, 15 are disposed at opposing positions of the operation units 7, 8, 10 constituting a capacitance switch, and detect user actions (touch operations) on the operation units 7, 8, 10. , The sensor electrode of the capacitance switch. The sensor electrodes 13, 14 and 15 are formed of a conductive metal (for example, copper foil) or an organic material having conductivity such as PEDOT.

  The sensor electrode 13 is formed to extend in the same direction as the longitudinal direction of the operation unit 7 at the opposing position of the left operation unit 7. Specifically, the sensor electrodes 13 are provided so as to cover the entire operation range 7a to 7e (see FIG. 4) of the operation unit 7, and more specifically, are arranged along the same direction as the longitudinal direction of the operation unit 7. , Composed of a plurality of electrodes separated from each other. When the operation unit 7 is operated, a signal indicating a large capacitance change is output to the electrode closer to the operation position. Thus, it is possible to determine which operation range of the operation ranges 7a to 7e of the operation unit 7 has been operated. The operation unit 7 and the sensor electrode 13 are first input units.

  Similarly, the sensor electrode 14 is formed to extend in the same direction as the longitudinal direction of the operation unit 8 at the opposing position of the operation unit 8 on the right side. Specifically, the sensor electrodes 14 are provided to cover the entire operation range 8 a to 8 e (see FIG. 4) of the operation unit 8, and more specifically, arranged in the same direction as the longitudinal direction of the operation unit 8 , Composed of a plurality of electrodes separated from each other. When the operation unit 8 is operated, a signal indicating a large capacitance change is output to the electrode closer to the operation position. By this, it is possible to determine which operation range among the operation ranges 8a to 8e of the operation unit 8 has been operated. The operation unit 8 and the sensor electrode 14 are first input units.

  The sensor electrode 15 is formed at the opposite position of the operation unit 10 (see FIG. 2) disposed on the back surface. When the operation unit 10 is operated, the sensor electrode 15 outputs a signal indicating a change in capacitance. This makes it possible to determine that the operation unit 8 has been operated. The operation unit 10 and the sensor electrode 15 are third input units.

  The input control unit 12 is electrically connected to each of the sensor electrodes 13, 14 and 15 to control voltage supply to each of the sensor electrodes 13, 14 and 15, or to connect each of the sensor electrodes 13, 14 and 15 with the user. It is a circuit that detects a capacitance change generated between the finger and the like. When a voltage is applied to the sensor electrodes 13, 14, 15 by the input control unit 12, the sensor electrodes 13, 14, 15 can detect the action of the user on the operation units 7, 8, 10, In other words, it becomes an activated state that operates (reacts) to an action from the user. On the other hand, when the voltage supply to the sensor electrodes 13, 14, 15 is cut off by the input control unit 12, the sensor electrodes 13, 14, 15 perform the action of the user on the operation units 7, 8, 10. It will be in the state which does not detect it, that is, it will be in the waiting state which does not act (reaction) to the action from the user.

  The input control unit 12 individually controls supply and cutoff of voltage for each of the sensor electrodes 13, 14 and 15. The input control unit 12 may be separately provided for each of the sensor electrodes 13, 14, 15, or may be a common (single) input control unit among the sensor electrodes 13, 14, 15.

  The detection method of the action on the operation units 7, 8, 10 by the sensor electrodes 13, 14, 15 and the input control unit 12 is limited to the electrostatic capacitance method as long as it is a switch having no mechanical intermittent contact. For example, a switch based on an ultrasonic surface acoustic wave method, an acoustic pulse recognition method, an infrared ray shielding method, or the like may be adopted. In addition, various detection methods of touch operation (a switch having no mechanical intermittent contact) are described, for example, in URL: http://www.technoveins.co.jp/technical/explain/touchpanel.htm .

  Further, the input control unit 12 is connected to the internal switch 16 and the LEDs 17 to 19 in addition to the sensor electrodes 13 to 15 to monitor the on / off of the internal switch 16 or to control the lighting of the LEDs 17 to 19 Do. As described above, the input control unit 12 controls the lighting of the LEDs 18 and 19 of the operation units 7 and 8. This means that the lighting control of the LEDs 18 and 19 is performed in the input control unit 12 as shown in FIG. It means that the input unit display control unit 121 to be performed is provided.

  The internal switch 16 is a switch that detects a user's action (pressing operation) on the operation unit 9 (see FIG. 1). The internal switch 16 is a switch having a mechanical intermittent contact, and specifically, for example, a metal dome, a tact switch, a membrane switch, a rubber switch with a contact, or the like. The internal switch 16 is turned on (outputs an on signal) as the operation unit 9 is displaced in the pressing direction when the operation unit 9 is operated. The operation unit 9 and the internal switch 16 are second input units. The second input units 9 and 16 function as an input unit (second input unit of the present invention) for instructing the control unit 11 to output a control signal.

  The icon display LED 17 is an LED (light emitting diode) that supplies light to the icon 6. The icon display LEDs 17 are individually provided for the respective icons 6 at opposing positions of the respective icons 6. The LED 17 may be disposed at a position deviated from the facing position of the icon 6 and light from the LED 17 may be guided to the icon 6 by a light guide (light guide). In this case, the light guide unit is disposed at the opposite position of the icon 6. The light from the LED 17 is incident on the back surface of the icon 6, and the incident light is emitted from the surface of the icon 6, whereby the icon 6 is lit (displayed).

  The left first input unit (operation unit 7) display LED 18 is an LED that supplies light to the back surface of the operation unit 7. Specifically, at the opposing position of the operation unit 7, a light guide unit is provided so as to cover the entire range of the operation unit 7. The LED 18 is disposed at the side position of the light guide, and the light is incident on the side of the light guide. The light of the LED 18 is incident on the back surface of the operation unit 7 via the light guiding unit, and the incident light is emitted from the surface of the operation unit 7, whereby the operation unit 7 is lit (displayed).

  The right side first input unit (operation unit 8) display LED 19 is an LED that supplies light to the back surface of the operation unit 8. Specifically, at the opposing position of the operation unit 8, a light guide unit is provided to cover the entire range of the operation unit 8. The LED 19 is disposed at the side surface position of the light guide, and the light is incident on the side surface of the light guide. The light of the LED 19 is incident on the back surface of the operation unit 8 via the light guide unit, and the incident light is emitted from the surface of the operation unit 8 to light (display) the operation unit 8.

  The transmitting and receiving unit 20 is a portion that includes a transmitting antenna, and transmits from the transmitting antenna a radio wave of a control signal output from the control unit 11, that is, a signal instructing various controls (such as opening and closing of a door) of the vehicle. If the portable device 1 corresponds to an electronic key system (so-called smart entry system) that controls the vehicle based on two-way communication with the vehicle, the transceiver unit 20 includes a receiving antenna. The radio wave transmitted from the vehicle is received by the receiving antenna.

  The control unit 11 includes a CPU, a ROM, a RAM, and the like, and is a part that controls the overall control of the portable device 1. The control unit 11 is connected to the input control unit 12, and from the input control unit 12, the operation units 7, 8 (first input unit), the operation unit 9 (second input unit), the operation unit 10 (third input unit) Signal of the operation position of the operation units 7 and 8 are acquired. Then, the control unit 11 selects one of a plurality of predetermined control signals based on the operation content of the operation units 7 and 8, outputs the selected control signal to the transmission / reception unit 20, and transmits / receives The control unit 20 causes the unit 20 to transmit radio waves of control signals. The control signal output from the control unit 11 corresponds to the contents of the icons 6a to 6e. Specifically, a control signal instructing locking of the vehicle door, a control signal instructing unlocking, opening of the left power slide door It is a control signal instructing lock, a control signal instructing unlocking the right power slide door, and a control signal instructing unlocking the trunk.

  In addition, when the portable device 1 corresponds to the smart entry system, the control unit 11 also executes processing related to the smart entry system. That is, when the receiving unit receives a request signal from a vehicle, the control unit 11 generates a response signal in response to the request signal, and outputs the response signal to the transmitting and receiving unit 20 for transmission.

  Each component shown in FIG. 5 is mounted on a substrate. At this time, the control unit 11 and the other components (components related to the input unit, etc.) may be mounted on separate substrates, or may be mounted on the same substrate. The substrate of the substrate may be one having flexibility such as FPC or PET film, or one having rigidity such as a rigid substrate.

  Parts other than the parts shown in FIG. 5 are also accommodated in the housing 2. For example, a power supply unit for supplying power to each electric component (such as the control unit 11) mounted on the substrate, and the substrate from liquid protection A waterproof cover, a mechanical key that can mechanically unlock the door of the vehicle in an emergency (when the battery is lost, radio waves can not be sent, etc.), and a mechanism that holds the mechanical key are housed.

  Next, the operation of the portable device 1 will be described. The input control unit 12 stops the voltage supply to the sensor electrodes 13 and 14 until the user performs an action on the operation unit 10 (third input unit), and the operation units 7 and 8 (first input unit) Put on standby. Further, when the operation units 7 and 8 are in the standby state, the input control unit 12 turns off the icon display unit 5 and the operation units 7 and 8 (state in FIG. 1). The input control unit 12 always supplies a voltage to the sensor electrode 15 of the third input unit, and keeps the third input units 10 and 15 always in the activated state.

  When the user makes an action on the operation unit 10 (see FIG. 6), the input control unit 12 first starts voltage supply to the sensor electrodes 13 and 14 to activate both operation units 7 and 8 Make it Next, the icon display LED 17 is turned on to display (light) all the icons 6a to 6e on the icon display unit 5 (state in FIG. 4). Finally, the LEDs 18 and 19 are turned on to display (turn on) both operation units 7 and 8 (state in FIG. 4). Thus, the user can easily grasp that the operation units 7 and 8 have been activated, and can also know the positions of the operation units 7 and 8. Further, by displaying all the icons 6a to 6e, it is possible to make the user grasp what kind of control signal can be selected. The input control unit 12 may display only the operation unit that has been touched after the user touches the operation units 7 and 8 after activating the operation units 7 and 8.

  After the user confirms that the operation units 7 and 8 have transitioned to the activated state, the user can touch the favorite one of the operation units 7 and 8 to perform a plurality of control signals indicated by the icons 6a to 6e ( Control content of the vehicle can be selected. At this time, the operation ranges 7a to 7e of the operation unit 7 divided for each of the icons 6a to 6e are connected to one another, and similarly, the operation ranges 8a to 8e of the operation unit 8 are also connected to one another. The user can select a desired icon 6 while sliding on the unit 7 (operation range 7a to 7e) or the operation unit 8 (operation range 8a to 8e) and confirming the icon 6 displayed (lit) on the icon display unit 5 . The user can also touch and operate the operation range in which the desired icon 6 is selected with pinpoint without sliding the finger on the operation units 7 and 8. While the finger is being slid on the operation units 7 and 8, the icon 6 to be selected is continuously switched, but at this time, the selection of the icon 6 (control signal) is not determined. The icon 6 (control signal) corresponding to the position where the slid finger is released from the operation units 7 and 8 is finally selected.

  The input unit control unit 12 measures an elapsed time after the operation units 7 and 8 are switched to the activated state, and the operation unit 7 and 8 are operated until the elapsed time reaches a predetermined time (for example, several seconds to several tens of seconds). When there is no action from the user, the operation units 7 and 8 are again shifted to the standby state to reduce power consumption. Subsequently, in conjunction with the return of the operation units 7 and 8 to the standby state, the LEDs 17 to 19 are turned off. As a result, since the display of the icon 6 and the operation units 7 and 8 disappears, the user can easily grasp that the operation units 7 and 8 have returned to the standby state.

  On the other hand, when there is an action on the operation unit 7 or 8 within a predetermined time after the operation control unit 7 or 8 is switched to the activated state, the input control unit 12 has an action on the operation unit Only the selected person is enabled (activated). That is, one of the operation units 7 and 8 having no action is switched to the standby state, and only the operation unit of the operation units 7 and 8 touched by the user is displayed. For example, as shown in FIG. 7, when there is an action on the right operation unit 8, the right operation unit 8 is enabled (activated) and displayed, while the left operation unit 7 is disabled ( Put it on standby and hide it. Also, as shown in FIG. 9, when there is an action on the left operation unit 7, the left operation unit 7 is enabled (activated) and displayed, while the right operation unit 8 is disabled ( Put it on standby and hide it. As a result, the power consumption can be reduced, and even if the user's finger accidentally touches the operation unit on which the operation is not being performed, the control signal that the user did not intend is selected or output. You can prevent it from

  In addition, after transitioning both the operation units 7 and 8 from the standby state to the activated state (state in FIG. 4), not only one of the operation units 7 and 8 that has been acted but also one that has not been acted is activated You may maintain In this case, one of the operation units 7 and 8 which has not been acted is hidden. As a result, even if an operation part of the operation parts 7 and 8 is unintentionally acted by the user, the operation part on the opposite side is in the activated state although it is not displayed, so the opposite side It is possible to make an action on the operation unit again. When an action is performed again on the opposite operation unit, the operation unit is brought into the display state, and the operation unit that has acted first is not displayed.

  Further, as long as the action on one of the operation units 7 and 8 continues, the input control unit 12 maintains the operation unit in which the action is being performed in the activated state. Then, the input control unit 12 is based on which of the plurality of electrodes constituting the sensor electrode (sensor electrode 13 or sensor electrode 14) of the operation unit in which the action is performed, from which electrode the capacitance change signal is output. To determine which of the operation ranges 7a to 7e of the operation unit 7 or the operation ranges 8a to 8e of the operation unit 8 has been operated, that is, which control signal is a plurality of control signals (icon 6). It is determined whether it has been selected, and the determination result (the selection result of the control signal, the operation result of the operation units 7 and 8) is stored. The input control unit 12 may immediately notify the control unit 11 of the selection result of the control signal (notify the action before the operation unit 9), and the control unit 11 may store the selection result of the control signal.

  Among the LEDs 17 provided for each icon 6, the input control unit 12 lights only the LED 17 corresponding to the operation unit 7 or the operation range to the operation unit 8 and outputs a control signal of the displayed icon 6 as a control signal select. In the examples of FIGS. 7 and 9, only the unlock icon 6b of the door is lit (displayed), and the control signal of the icon 6b, that is, the control signal instructing unlocking is selected. This allows the user to easily grasp which icon 6 is currently selected. In addition, after the user's action on the operation units 7 and 8 is completed (after the finger is separated from the operation units 7 and 8), the input control unit 12 keeps only the LED 17 of the selected icon 6 lit. Thus, the user can easily grasp which control signal is selected even after the selection operation of the control signal is finished.

  The user operates the operation unit 9 (second input unit) within a predetermined time after selecting one control signal by the action to the operation units 7 and 8 to thereby transmit the radio wave of the selected control signal to the portable device 1 Can be sent from That is, when the action on the operation unit 9 is performed within a predetermined time (for example, several seconds to several tens of seconds) after the action on the operation units 7 and 8 is completed, the input control unit 12 stores the control signal The control unit 11 is notified of the selection result (the determination result of which operation range has been operated). The control unit 11 selects a control signal indicated by the selection result notified from the input control unit 12 as a control signal to be output. Then, the control unit 11 outputs the selected control signal to the transmission / reception unit 20, and causes the transmission / reception unit 20 to transmit a radio wave of the control signal. This is because, if the second input unit 9 or 16 receives an action on the second input unit 9 or 16 within a predetermined time after the action on the operation unit 7 or 8 (first input unit) is completed. This means that the control unit 11 is instructed to output the selected control signal.

  When the control unit 11 stores the selection result of the control signal (the operation result of the operation units 7 and 8), the control unit 11 performs a predetermined time (for example, several seconds) after the action on the operation units 7 and 8 is completed. If there is an action on the second input unit 9 and 16 within a few tens of seconds, the control signal indicated by the selection result of the stored control signal is output to the transmitting and receiving unit 20 to the transmitting and receiving unit 20. The radio wave of the control signal is transmitted.

  For example, when the user touches the right operation unit 8 from the state shown in FIG. 4, the operation unit 8 becomes valid, and the control unit 8 can select the control signal (icon) to be output (FIG. 7). State). Thereafter, the user can transmit the radio wave of the selected icon (control signal) by operating the operation unit 9 (the state of FIG. 8).

  In addition, for example, when the user touches the left operation unit 7 in the state of FIG. 4, the operation unit 7 is enabled, and the control signal (icon) to be output can be selected by the operation unit 7 (see FIG. 9 states). Thereafter, the user can transmit the radio wave of the selected icon (control signal) by operating the operation unit 9 (the state of FIG. 10).

  After the control unit 11 outputs a control signal, that is, after the transmission / reception unit 20 transmits a radio wave, the input control unit 12 causes the operation unit 7 or the operation unit 8 maintained in the activated state to transition to the standby state. . That is, both operation units 7 and 8 are put in a standby state. With the transition to the standby state, the input control unit 12 extinguishes the LEDs 17 to 19 and extinguishes the display of the icon display unit 5 and the operation units 7 and 8 (returns to the state of FIG. 1).

  In addition, when there is no action of the user on the operation unit 9 within a predetermined time after the user's action on the operation unit 7 or the operation unit 8 is completed, the input control unit 12 operates the operation unit 7 to reduce power consumption. , 8 transition to the standby state. With this transition, the LED 17 of the selected icon 6 and the LED of the operation unit being displayed (the LED 18 when the operation unit 7 is displayed, the LED 19 when the operation unit 8 is displayed) are selected. Turn off. This allows the user to easily grasp that the selected state of the control signal has been released. Furthermore, when there is no action of the user on the operation unit 9 within a predetermined time after the user's action on the operation unit 7 or the operation unit 8 is completed, the input control unit 12 selects the control signal stored. Destroy In addition, when the control unit 11 stores the selection result of the control signal (operation result of the operation units 7 and 8), the control unit 11 determines that the user's action on the operation units 7 and 8 is completed within a predetermined time. If there is no action of the user on the second input unit 9 or 16, the control signal selection result stored is discarded. The control unit 11 does not output the control signal even if there is an action on the operation unit 9 after releasing the selected state of the control signal.

  Next, the effects of the present embodiment will be described. According to the present embodiment, since the operation units 7 and 8 (first input unit) for selecting the control signal are configured by the capacitance switch having no mechanical intermittent contact, a component for preventing mechanical destruction While suppressing the score, it is possible to suppress the occurrence of mechanical destruction with respect to the action on the operation units 7 and 8.

  In addition, since the operation units 7 and 8 are in a standby state until there is an action on the operation unit 10 (third input unit), power consumption can be suppressed, and erroneous selection of control signals can be suppressed. Furthermore, after the control unit 11 selects the control signal using the operation units 7 and 8, the control unit 11 outputs the control signal selected on the condition of the action on the operation unit 9 (second input unit). The erroneous transmission of the control signal can be suppressed.

  Further, since the first, second and third input parts are provided separately, the operation of the portable device not intended by the user can be further suppressed. In particular, by arranging the third input unit (operation unit 10) on the back of the case, even if the user unintentionally touches the back of the case, the first input unit (operations 7 and 8) is different. Being placed at a location (front of the case), the possibility of simultaneously operating is low. Therefore, it becomes possible to prevent the false transmission of the control signal. Furthermore, if the first input unit is not activated unless the first input unit and the third input unit are simultaneously acted, it is possible to prevent further erroneous transmission.

  Further, since the operation areas divided for each control signal (for each icon 6) are continuously connected, the user slides on the operation parts 7 and 8 without raising the finger. By doing this, the desired control signal can be easily selected.

  In addition, since the icon display unit 5 and the operation units 7 and 8 are disposed adjacent to each other, it is easy to grasp which icon 6 (control signal) is selected during the operation of the operation units 7 and 8. it can.

  In addition, since the operation units 7 and 8 of the first input unit are disposed at each of the left and right sides with the icon display unit 5 interposed therebetween, a common design that both right-handed and left-handed users can comfortably use even with the same design. Can provide portable devices. That is, since the right-handed user often operates the portable device with the finger of the right hand, the icon display unit 5 is hidden by the finger by operating the right operation unit 8 with the finger of the right hand as shown in FIG. You can prevent it from On the other hand, since left-handed users often operate the portable device with their left finger, as shown in FIG. 9, by operating the left operation unit 7 with their left finger, the icon display unit 5 is hidden by the finger. You can prevent it from As described above, since two operation ranges for selecting the same type of control signal are arranged, the user selects a favorite one of the operation ranges arranged at two places and performs the control signal selection operation. be able to. Therefore, the user can easily select the control signal regardless of the size and handedness of the user's hand.

  The present invention is not limited to the above embodiment, and can be implemented in various forms based on the spirit of the present invention. Hereinafter, modified examples of the present invention will be described.

(Modification 1)
Although the said embodiment demonstrated the example which provided the 1st, 2nd, 3rd input part separately, you may combine the 2nd, 3rd input part by one input part. For example, the third input units 10 and 15 shown in FIG. 2 may be eliminated and the function of the third input unit may be shared by the second input units 9 and 16. The operation of the portable device in this case will be described. The input control unit 12 puts the operation units 7 and 8 in a standby state until there is an action on the operation unit 9, and when there is an action on the operation unit 9, Transition 8 to the start state. The subsequent action is the same as in the above embodiment. Thus, the configuration of the portable device can be simplified by combining the second input unit and the third input unit with one input unit.

(Modification 2)
An input unit (first input unit) for selecting a control signal without the second input units 9 and 16 and the third input units 10 and 15 of the above embodiment and an input for instructing output of the control signal The unit (second input unit) and the input unit (third input unit) for activating the first input unit may be shared by the first input units 7, 8, 13 and 14 in the above embodiment. .

  The operation of the portable device according to the second modification will be described. The input control unit 12 constantly supplies power to the sensor electrodes 13 and 14 so that the action on the operation units 7 and 8 can always be detected. However, the input control unit 12 keeps the icon 6 off until there is an action from the user on the operation units 7 and 8. Even if there is an action on the operation units 7 and 8 in this off state, the control is performed. Make it impossible to select a signal. That is, in the state where the icon 6 is turned off, the operation units 7 and 8 (first input unit) are in the standby state as the input unit for selecting the control signal. Further, the input control unit 12 hides the operation units 7 and 8 when the icon 6 is turned off.

  When there is an action from the user to the operation unit 7 or the operation unit 8 in the state where the icon 6 is turned off, the input control unit 12 causes the LEDs 17 of all the icons 6 to light and causes all the icons 6 to be displayed. . In addition, both operation units 7 and 8 are displayed (the state of FIG. 4). As a result, it is possible for the user to grasp that the state (starting state) has been transitioned to the state where the selection operation of the control signal by the operation units 7 and 8 is possible.

  Thereafter, the control unit 11 selects one control signal to be output among the plurality of control signals based on the action of the user on the operation unit 7 or the operation unit 8 as in the above embodiment. After selecting the control signal, the control unit 11 outputs the selected control signal to the transmission / reception unit 20 based on the action from the user to the operation unit 7 or the operation unit 8 and transmits / receives the radio wave of the control signal. Send to The action on the operation unit 7 or 8 instructing the output of the control signal may be any action, for example, after the user touches the operation unit 7 or 8 with a finger to select the control signal, The action of releasing the finger from the operation units 7 and 8, the double tap for the operation units 7 and 8 (operation of touching twice consecutively), and the long press on the operation units 7 and 8 (touch operation for a predetermined time or more) Alternatively, it may be an action on the operation unit 7 or 8 instructing the output of the control signal.

  As described above, in the second modification, the second input unit 9, 16 and the third input unit 10, 15 and the configuration related thereto can be omitted, so that the configuration of the portable device can be further simplified. In addition to the input unit (first input unit) for selecting the control signal, the input unit (second input unit) for instructing output of the control signal, and the input for activating the first input unit Since the unit (third input unit) is also configured with a switch that does not have a mechanical intermittent contact, mechanical destruction of the portable device can be further suppressed.

(Modification 3)
The input unit (first input unit) for selecting the control signal and the input unit (second input unit) for instructing the output of the control signal are shared by the same input unit, and are used together as the input unit Alternatively, an input unit (third input unit) for activating the first input unit may be provided. In this case, for example, the second input units 9 and 16 in the above embodiment are eliminated, and the function of the second input unit is shared by the first input units 7, 8, 13 and 14 in the above embodiment.

  The operation of the portable device of the third modification will be described. The input control unit 12 puts the first input units 7, 8, 13, 14 in a standby state until there is an action on the third input units 10, 15. Causes the first input units 7, 8, 13, 14 to transition to the activated state. Thereafter, the control unit 11 selects one control signal to be output among the plurality of control signals based on the action of the user on the operation unit 7 or the operation unit 8 as in the above embodiment. After that, as in the second modification, the control unit 11 performs an action on the operation units 7 and 8 (a finger is separated from the operation units 7 and 8, a long press on the operation units 7 and 8, a double tap, and the like). Based on the selected control signal is output.

  As described above, in the third modification, the input unit for selecting the control signal and the input unit for instructing the output of the control signal are shared by the same first input units 7, 8, 13 and 14. Therefore, the configuration of the portable device can be simplified as compared to the case where the input units are provided separately.

(Modification 4)
In the first modification, an example in which the third input unit for causing the first input units 7, 8, 13 and 14 to transition to the start state is also used by the second input units 9 and 16 for instructing output of the control signal However, the first input units 7, 8, 13, 14 may double as the third input unit. In this case, as in the second modification, a state in which the control signal can be selected by the first input unit 7, 8, 13, 14 based on the action on the first input unit 7, 8, 13, 14 (starting state Transition to). After the control signal is selected using the first input units 7, 8, 13, 14, the selected control signal is output based on the action on the second input units 9, 16.

  Thus, in the fourth modification, since the first input units 7, 8, 13, 14 also serve as the third input unit for activating the first input units 7, 8, 13, 14. The configuration of the portable device can be simplified as compared to the case where the first input unit and the third input unit are separately provided.

(Modification 5)
As shown in FIG. 12, even if the internal switch 16 of the second input unit and the LEDs 17 to 19 are connected to the control unit 11 and the control unit 11 performs on / off monitoring of the internal switch 16 and lighting control of the LEDs 17 to 19 good. In this case, as shown in FIG. 13, this means that the input unit display control unit 111 that performs lighting control of the LEDs 18 and 19 is provided in the control unit 11.

  Also, as shown in FIG. 14, the first input unit (sensor electrodes 13 and 14), the third input unit (sensor electrode 15), the second input unit (internal switch 16), and the LEDs 17 to 19 are connected to the control unit 11. The control unit 11 performs control of the states of the first and third input units (activation state, standby state), detection of actions for the first to third input units, and lighting control of the respective LEDs 17 to 19. Also good. In this case, the control unit 11 is provided with an input unit display control unit 111 that performs lighting control of the LEDs 18 and 19 and an input control unit 112 that performs control of the first to third input units and detection of an action. means.

(Modification 6)
Although the said embodiment demonstrated the example which the 1st input part (operation part 7, 8) arrange | positioned at two places isolate | separated, the operation range arrange | positioned at multiple places is connected, and the operation range between multiple places May constitute a continuous first input unit. Here, FIG. 15 is a diagram for explaining a configuration example of the first input unit in which the operation range is continuous between a plurality of places, and shows a front view of the portable device 21 according to the sixth modification. In FIG. 15, parts that are the same as in the above embodiment are given the same reference numerals.

  The portable device 21 has a substantially rectangular parallelepiped outer shape similar to the portable device 1 of FIG. 1. At the center of the front side of the portable device 21 in the short direction, an icon display unit 5 for displaying the same icons 6a to 6e as in FIG. 1 and the operation unit 9 of the second input unit are arranged. A part of the front of the portable device 21 (a part of the acrylic cover) is set in the operation range 22 (operation unit) of the first input unit for selecting a control signal (icon) output by the control unit. The operation range 22 includes a left operation range 23 disposed on the left side of the icon display unit 5 and a right operation range 24 disposed on the right side of the icon display unit 5. The left operation range 23 and the right operation range 24 are connected on the icon display unit 5. Of the operation range 22, the left side of the dotted line 25 in FIG. 15 constitutes the left operation range 23, and the right side constitutes the right operation range 24.

  In the operation ranges 23 and 24 on both sides, the operation ranges are divided for each type of control signal (icons 6a to 6e). Specifically, the left operation range 23 includes individual operation ranges 23a to 23e for selecting the respective icons 6a to 6e (control signals). The first operation range 23a is disposed adjacent to the left of the icon 6a, and is set as the operation range for selecting the icon 6a. The second operation range 23b is disposed adjacent to the left of the icon 6b, and is set to the operation range for selecting the icon 6b. The third operation range 23c is disposed to the left of the icon 6c and is set as the operation range for selecting the icon 6c. The fourth operation range 23d is disposed adjacent to the left of the icon 6d, and is set as the operation range for selecting the icon 6d. The fifth operation range 23e is disposed to the left of the icon 6e and is set as the operation range for selecting the icon 6e.

  Similarly, the right operating range 24 includes individual operating ranges 24a-24e for selecting the respective icons 6a-6e (control signals). The first operation range 24a is disposed to the right of the icon 6a, and is set as the operation range for selecting the icon 6a. The second operation range 24b is disposed to the right of the icon 6b and is set as the operation range for selecting the icon 6b. The third operation range 24c is disposed to the right of the icon 6c and is set as the operation range for selecting the icon 6c. The fourth operation range 24d is disposed to the right of the icon 6d and is set as the operation range for selecting the icon 6d. The fifth operation range 24e is disposed to the right of the icon 6e and is set as the operation range for selecting the icon 6e.

  Thus, each of the operation ranges 23 and 24 has an operation range for selecting the same type of control signal (icons 6 a to 6 e) between the operation ranges 23 and 24. The individual operation ranges 23a to 23e belonging to the left operation range 23 constitute one set arranged (adjacent to one line) adjacent to each other on the left side of the front face of the portable device. On the other hand, the individual operation ranges 24a to 24e belonging to the right operation range 24 constitute one set arranged (adjacent to one line) adjacent to one line at a place on the right side of the front face of the portable device.

  The operation range 22 is configured to be able to switch between display and non-display individually for each of the left operation range 23 and the right operation range 24. Note that FIG. 15 shows a state in which both the left operation range 23 and the right operation range 24 are displayed. The operation range 22 is configured to be able to switch between the standby state and the activation state individually for each of the left operation range 23 and the right operation range 24.

  The operation of the portable device 21 is the same as that of the portable device 1 of FIG. That is, the input control unit puts the operation range 22 in the standby state until there is an action on the operation unit 9, and activates the operation range 22 (the left operation range 23 and the right operation range 24) based on the action. Transition to and display. Thereafter, the input control unit maintains only the operation range in which the action is performed among the left operation range 23 and the right operation range 24 in the display state. Further, the input control unit maintains the operation range in which the action is performed among the left operation range 23 and the right operation range 24 in the activated state. The operation range in which the action is not performed may transition to the standby state or may remain in the activated state. Thereafter, when the operation unit 9 is operated, the control unit 11 outputs the control signal selected based on the action on the left operation range 23 or the right operation range 24.

  As described above, even if the operation range is continuous between a plurality of places (in the example of FIG. 15, the operation range is continuous between the location on the left side and the location on the right side of the front of the portable device) An effect is obtained.

(Other modifications)
In the above-mentioned embodiment, although the example which comprised the 1st input part by the switch which does not have a mechanical intermittent contact was shown, you may comprise by the switch which has a mechanical contact. Although the first input unit is disposed on the front of the housing at the installation location, it may be provided on the side or the back. For example, in the case where the first input unit is disposed on the side, one first input unit is disposed on the left side surface of the housing, and the other first input unit is disposed on the right side surface of the housing. As a result, since the first input unit is disposed at two places across the icon display unit, it is possible to provide a portable device of a common design that both right-handed and left-handed users can comfortably use. Alternatively, one first input unit may be disposed on the front of the housing, and the other first input unit may be disposed on the back of the housing.

  In addition, although the example in which the second input unit is configured by a switch having a mechanical contact has been described, the second input unit may be configured by a switch having no mechanical intermittent contact. As for the installation location, although the example in which the second input unit is disposed on the front of the case has been described, the second input unit may be provided on the side or the back.

  In addition, although the example in which the third input unit is configured by the capacitance switch has been described, a switch having no other mechanical intermittent contact may be used. For example, the portable device is provided with a vibration detection sensor as a third input unit, and the vibration detection sensor causes the first input unit to transition to the activated state based on the detection of an action such as a tap from the user. Also good. In addition, the portable device is provided with a gyro sensor as a third input unit, and the first input unit is transitioned to the activation state based on the fact that the gyro sensor detects that the user swings the portable device in a certain direction. It is good. In addition, an acceleration sensor may be provided in the portable device, and the first input unit may be transitioned to the activated state based on the fact that the acceleration sensor detects that the user swings the portable device at a certain speed or more. The first input unit may be transitioned to the activated state based on the recognition that the portable device has entered the communicable range wirelessly with the vehicle. The third input unit may be configured by a switch (tact switch or the like) having a mechanical contact. Although the third input unit is disposed on the back of the case at the installation location, it may be provided on the front or side.

  Moreover, although the example which arrange | positioned the operation range of the 1st input part to two places on a portable device was demonstrated in the said embodiment, you may arrange | position three or more places. By increasing the input unit (operation range) for selecting the control signal, it is possible to more flexibly cope with the shape of the user's hand.

  In the above embodiment, an example in which the first input unit and the icon display unit are arranged in different areas has been described. However, the control is performed by arranging them in the same area and outputting the user by directly acting on the icons. The type of signal may be selected. That is, in the example of the said embodiment, the icon display part 5 is lose | eliminated and an icon is displayed on the operation parts 7 and 8. FIG. In other words, the operation units 7 and 8 also function as an icon display unit. In this case, on the back side of the operation units 7 and 8, in addition to the light supply unit that supplies light to each icon, a sensor electrode of a capacitance switch that detects an action on each icon is disposed. Thus, by disposing the first input unit and the icon display unit in the same area, the portable device can be further miniaturized.

  Moreover, although the example provided with the housing | casing (housing 2) of a shape like a rectangular parallelepiped was shown in the said embodiment, it is not limited to a housing | casing of the above-mentioned shape.

  In the above embodiment, the operation ranges of the first input unit divided for each control signal (icon) are connected to each other. However, the operation ranges may be arranged at intervals. This makes it possible to suppress erroneous selection of the control signal (icon).

  Further, the display of the operation unit and the icon display unit of the first input unit may be performed by an image display means such as a liquid crystal display (transmission type or reflection type), an EL display or the like.

  In the above embodiment, the input control unit 12 and the LED 17 shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 or the control unit 11 and the LED 17 shown in FIGS. 12, 13 and 14 correspond to the icon display control unit of the present invention. The input unit display control units 121 and 111 and the LEDs 18 and 19 in FIGS. 11, 13 and 14 correspond to the input unit display control unit of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1, 21 Portable device for vehicles 2 Housing 7, 8, 22 Operation part of 1st input part 11 Control part 12, 112 Input control part 13, 14 Sensor electrode of 1st input part

Claims (12)

  1. A control unit (11) which is carried by a user of a vehicle and outputs a control signal selected from a plurality of types of control signals for controlling the vehicle in a housing (2) constituting an outer shape of a portable device body And a transmitting unit (20) for transmitting a radio wave of the control signal output by the control unit;
    A first input unit (7, 8, 13, 14, 22) for selecting a type of the control signal to be output to the control unit among the plurality of types of control signals;
    A second input unit (9, 16) for instructing the control unit to output the control signal;
    The first input unit (7, 8, 22) is constituted by a switch having no mechanical intermittent contact, and the operation range (7a to 7e, 8a to 8e, 23a to 23e, 24a) is provided for each type of control signal. To 24e) are divided,
    The operation ranges for selecting the same type of control signal are arranged in at least two places, and the operation ranges divided for each type of the control signal are connected to each other at each place.
    The control unit does not output the selected control signal until the user's action on the second input unit .
    The first input unit has a standby state which does not operate in response to an action from the user, and an activated state which operates in response to the action from the user,
    The first input unit is divided into a plurality of sets each including the operation range for each type of the control signal, and the operation ranges belonging to the same set are arranged to be adjacent to each other.
    An input control unit (12, 112) that performs switching control of the standby state and the activation state of the first input unit;
    And a third input unit (10, 15) for instructing the input control unit to shift the first input unit from the standby state to the start state.
    The input control unit puts all the sets into the activated state based on an action performed on the third input unit, and then activates the set to which the operation range to which the action from the user belongs belongs. A portable device for a vehicle, characterized in that the group other than the above is transitioned to the standby state .
  2. A control unit (11) which is carried by a user of a vehicle and outputs a control signal selected from a plurality of types of control signals for controlling the vehicle in a housing (2) constituting an outer shape of a portable device body And a transmitting unit (20) for transmitting a radio wave of the control signal output by the control unit;
    A first input unit (7, 8, 13, 14, 22) for selecting a type of the control signal to be output to the control unit among the plurality of types of control signals;
    A second input unit (9, 16) for instructing the control unit to output the control signal;
    The first input unit (7, 8, 22) is constituted by a switch having no mechanical intermittent contact, and the operation range (7a to 7e, 8a to 8e, 23a to 23e, 24a) is provided for each type of control signal. To 24e) are divided,
    The operation ranges for selecting the same type of control signal are arranged in at least two places, and the operation ranges divided for each type of the control signal are connected to each other at each place.
    The control unit does not output the selected control signal until the user's action on the second input unit .
    The first input unit has a standby state which does not operate in response to an action from the user, and an activated state which operates in response to the action from the user,
    The first input unit is divided into a plurality of sets each including the operation range for each type of the control signal, and the operation ranges belonging to the same set are arranged to be adjacent to each other.
    An input control unit (12, 112) that performs switching control of the standby state and the activation state of the first input unit;
    And a third input unit (10, 15) for instructing the input control unit to shift the first input unit from the standby state to the start state.
    The input control unit puts all the sets into the activated state based on an action performed on the third input unit, and then activates the set to which the operation range to which the action from the user belongs belongs. Transitioning the set to the standby state or maintaining the activated state,
    The first input unit is configured to be switchable between a display state and a non-display state for each group,
    A mobile phone for a vehicle comprising: an input section display control section (121, 111) for displaying the set to which the operation range to which the action from the user has been belonged is in a display state and the other groups are in a non-display state Machine.
  3. The said 1st input part combines the said 2nd input part and the said 3rd input part, The portable device for vehicles of Claim 1 or 2 characterized by the above-mentioned.
  4. The portable device for a vehicle according to claim 1 or 2 , wherein the first input unit doubles as the second input unit.
  5. The portable device for a vehicle according to claim 1 or 2 , wherein the first input unit doubles as the third input unit.
  6. The portable device for a vehicle according to claim 1 or 2 , wherein the second input unit doubles as the third input unit.
  7. The icon display unit (5) displays an icon (6) indicating the content of the control signal, and is configured to be switchable between display and non-display of the icon, and the type of the control signal is set for each type An icon display section in which icon display areas (5a to 5e) are divided;
    An icon display control unit that causes the icon display unit to display the icon of a selection control signal that is the control signal selected by the first input unit, and hides the icon of the control signal other than the selection control signal The portable device for a vehicle according to any one of claims 1 to 6, characterized by comprising (11, 12, 17).
  8. The first input unit is disposed at two places across the icon display unit,
    8. The portable device for a vehicle according to claim 7, wherein the operation range is divided according to the type of the control signal in each of the first input units arranged at each location.
  9. The icon display unit is arranged such that a plurality of the display areas divided according to the type of the control signal are arranged in a line.
    The first input unit is disposed adjacent to the icon display unit so that the operation ranges of the control signals are arranged in a line in the same direction as the arrangement direction of the display area.
    The vehicle portable device according to claim 8, wherein each operation range of the first input unit is set to an operation range for selecting the control signal of the icon displayed next to each operation range. .
  10. A control unit (11) which is carried by a user of a vehicle and outputs a control signal selected from a plurality of types of control signals for controlling the vehicle in a housing (2) constituting an outer shape of a portable device body And a transmitting unit (20) for transmitting a radio wave of the control signal output by the control unit;
    A first input unit (7, 8, 13, 14, 22) for selecting a type of the control signal to be output to the control unit among the plurality of types of control signals;
    A second input unit (9, 16) for instructing the control unit to output the control signal;
    The first input unit (7, 8, 22) is constituted by a switch having no mechanical intermittent contact, and the operation range (7a to 7e, 8a to 8e, 23a to 23e, 24a) is provided for each type of control signal. To 24e) are divided,
    The operation ranges for selecting the same type of control signal are arranged in at least two places, and the operation ranges divided for each type of the control signal are connected to each other at each place.
    The control unit does not output the selected control signal until the user's action on the second input unit .
    A portable device for a vehicle, wherein the second input unit is configured by a switch having a mechanical intermittent contact .
  11. A control unit (11) which is carried by a user of a vehicle and outputs a control signal selected from a plurality of types of control signals for controlling the vehicle in a housing (2) constituting an outer shape of a portable device body And a transmitting unit (20) for transmitting a radio wave of the control signal output by the control unit;
    A first input unit (7, 8, 13, 14, 22) for selecting the type of the control signal to be output to the control unit among the plurality of types of control signals;
    The first input unit (7, 8, 22) is divided into operation ranges (7a to 7e, 8a to 8e, 23a to 23e, 24a to 24e) for each type of the control signal,
    The operation ranges for selecting the control signals of the same type are arranged in at least two places,
    The first input unit has a standby state which does not operate in response to an action from the user, and an activated state which operates in response to the action from the user,
    The first input unit is divided into a plurality of sets each including the operation range for each type of the control signal, and the operation ranges belonging to the same set are arranged to be adjacent to each other.
    An input control unit (12, 112) that performs switching control of the standby state and the activation state of the first input unit;
    And a third input unit (10, 15) for instructing the input control unit to shift the first input unit from the standby state to the start state.
    The input control unit puts all the sets into the activated state based on an action performed on the third input unit, and then activates the set to which the operation range to which the action from the user belongs belongs. A portable device for a vehicle, characterized in that the group other than the above is transitioned to the standby state.
  12. A control unit (11) which is carried by a user of a vehicle and outputs a control signal selected from a plurality of types of control signals for controlling the vehicle in a housing (2) constituting an outer shape of a portable device body And a transmitting unit (20) for transmitting a radio wave of the control signal output by the control unit;
    A first input unit (7, 8, 13, 14, 22) for selecting the type of the control signal to be output to the control unit among the plurality of types of control signals;
    The first input unit (7, 8, 22) is divided into operation ranges (7a to 7e, 8a to 8e, 23a to 23e, 24a to 24e) for each type of the control signal,
    The operation ranges for selecting the control signals of the same type are arranged in at least two places,
    The first input unit has a standby state which does not operate in response to an action from the user, and an activated state which operates in response to the action from the user,
    The first input unit is divided into a plurality of sets each including the operation range for each type of the control signal, and the operation ranges belonging to the same set are arranged to be adjacent to each other.
    An input control unit (12, 112) that performs switching control of the standby state and the activation state of the first input unit;
    And a third input unit (10, 15) for instructing the input control unit to shift the first input unit from the standby state to the start state.
    The input control unit puts all the sets into the activated state based on an action performed on the third input unit, and then activates the set to which the operation range to which the action from the user belongs belongs. Transition the set to the standby state or maintain the activated state.
    The first input unit is configured to be switchable between a display state and a non-display state for each group,
    A mobile phone for a vehicle comprising: an input section display control section (121, 111) for displaying the set to which the operation range to which the action from the user has been belonged is in a display state and the other groups are in a non-display state Machine.
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