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1. US20170316903 - Operating device

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Claims

1. An operating device comprising:
an operating section that rotates about a predetermined axis by being pressed by an operator;
a shaft part arranged along the axis to move integrally with the operating section, the shaft part having a first end and a second end projected in directions opposite from each other along the axis;
a guide in which a part of the shaft part is inserted in a specific direction, the guide regulating movement of the shaft part in a radial direction;
a first regulation part that specifies a position of the shaft part in a thrust direction by contacting the first end of the shaft part, which is inserted in the guide, from the thrust direction;
a second regulation part that is elastically deformed when the shaft part is inserted to the guide, the second regulation part being press-contacted to the second end of the shaft part from the thrust direction by a recovering force from the elastic deformation, such that the first end of the shaft part is made to contact the first regulation part; and
a locking part arranged integrally with the second regulation part, the locking part restricting the shaft part from moving in an opposite direction opposite from the specific direction to separate from the guide, by contacting the second end of the shaft part.
2. The operating device according to claim 1, wherein
the locking part is in contact with the second end at two points across a plane defined by being extended from the axis in the opposite direction opposite from the specific direction.
3. The operating device according to claim 1, further comprising:
an engagement piece projected to cross the axis and having a plate shape, a relative position of the engagement piece relative to the first regulation part being fixed; and
a cutout part formed to range over at least one of the shaft part, the operating section and a component that operates integrally with the shaft part and the operating section, the cutout part accepting the engagement piece when the shaft part and the operating section rotate around the axis in a state where the first end is in contact with the first regulation part, wherein
the cutout part and the engagement piece interfere with each other when the shaft part moves toward the second regulation part beyond an allowable range of the elastic deformation.
4. The operating device according to claim 1, wherein
the guide is disposed at a position adjacent to the first regulation part and the second regulation part.
5. The operating device according to claim 1, wherein
the guide, the first regulation part, the second regulation part, and the locking part are integrally molded by resin.
6. The operating device according to claim 1, wherein
the first end and the first regulation part contact in a point contact, and the second end and the second regulation part contact in a point contact.
7. The operating device according to claim 1, wherein
the operating section is mounted in a vehicle, and
the operating section is arranged so that the axis is in agreement with a front-rear direction of the vehicle.
8. The operating device according to claim 1, wherein
the operating section is interlocked with a switch which opens and closes an electric point of contact.
9. The operating device according to claim 8, wherein
the switch is a tactile switch,
a push button of the tactile switch is pressed by the operating section in an interlocked manner when the operating section is pressed by the operator, and
the operating section returns to an original position due to a recovering force added to the push button of the tactile switch when the operating section stops being pressed by the operator.