Patent Number: 8,795,075

Title: Entertainment button device and game machine

Abstract: An entertainment button device includes an entertainment button and a button-up-and-down mechanism configured to move the entertainment button up and down from a normal operation position to a protruding position in which the entertainment button protrudes upward from the normal operation position, and including: a shaft member extending in a moving direction of the entertainment button; a rotating mechanism that rotates the shaft member; an engagement part that moves up and down together with the entertainment button; and a spiral guide part formed in a spiral manner on an outer periphery of the shaft member, the engagement part engaging with the spiral guide part. When the rotating mechanism rotates the shaft member in a specific direction, the entertainment button moves to the protruding position, and when the rotating mechanism rotates the shaft member in an opposite direction from the specific direction, the entertainment button moves to the normal operation position.

Inventors: Taniguchi; Masayuki (Nagoya, JP), Watanabe; Naoyuki (Nagoya, JP)

Assignee: Kyoraku Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: A63F 9/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018