US 11,755,169 B2
Multi-directional input device
Mitsuhiro Asano, Yao (JP); and Masato Shimizu, Yao (JP)
Filed by Hosiden Corporation, Yao (JP)
Filed on Jul. 29, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/877,007.
Claims priority of application No. 2021-126436 (JP), filed on Aug. 2, 2021; application No. 2022-083102 (JP), filed on May 20, 2022; and application No. 2022-083103 (JP), filed on May 20, 2022.
Prior Publication US 2023/0032914 A1, Feb. 2, 2023
Int. Cl. G06F 3/046 (2006.01); G05G 9/047 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/046 (2013.01) [G05G 9/047 (2013.01); G05G 2009/04722 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A multi-directional input device comprising:
an operating member that can be tilted and pushed in;
a push-in operation detector that detects a push-in operation of the operating member;
a magnet holding member that is relatively movable with respect to the operating member only in a direction along a push-in direction, and is interlocked with the operating member only in a tilting direction;
a magnet held by the magnet holding member; and
a magnetic sensor that is disposed at a position facing the magnet and detects movement of the magnet.