Input unit for video game machine

Application Number: 00107967
Application Date: 2000.06.02
Publication Number: 1276552
Publication Date: 2000.12.13
Priority Information: 1999/6/4 JP 158767/99; 1999/6/4 JP 158768/99; 1999/6/4 JP 158769/99
International: G06F3/02
Applicant(s) Name: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Aiba Masahiro;Kodate Toshio;Maita Yoshikazu
Patent Agency Code: 11216
Patent Agent: liu jiyang
Abstract The present invention relates to an input device for game machine. An input device for a game machine for inputting signals to a game machine using a computer, including: at least one control member projecting to the outside of a casing; a movement-transmitting member formed around the control member and operatively associated with the movement of an operating point of the control member, the movement-transmitting member being provided with a plurality of conductive elastic members; and a board provided in the casing and having formed thereon resistors corresponding to the conductive elastic members, the conductive elastic members changing the area of contact between the conductive elastic members and the resistors according to a direction of movement and a tilt angle of the operating point of the control member.