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The present invention provides an outdoor station (1) for an audio and/or video intercommunication system. The outdoor station (1) comprises a front plate (2) comprising an input interface (3) with integrated touch area (4), lighting means (8) for illuminating the input interface (3), a light guide (9) for guiding the light from the lighting means (8) to the input interface (3), and control means (10) for controlling the lighting means (8) such that, during use of the outdoor station (1), the lighting means (8) is always on and goes out for a predefined period of time when a user pushes or touches the integrated touch area (4) on the input interface (3). In an outdoor station (1) according to embodiments of the invention, even there is no physical touch area, the location to push or touch for making a call or for entering a code, or make any other action so as to enter a building, is always clear and easy to find, even in low ambient light conditions or in the absence of light.


The present invention provides a name tag kit for providing and removing a name tag (3) to and from a light guide (9) of an audio and/or video intercommunication system (1). The name tag kit comprises a name tag (3) and a repositionable tape (14) for fixing the name tag (3) to the light guide (9). The repositionable tape (14) is a double sided tape comprising a carrier (21), and a first liner (22) attached to a front side of the carrier (21) by means of a first glue layer (23) and a second liner (24) attached to a back side of the carrier (21) by means of a second glue layer (25). According to embodiments of the invention, the second glue layer (25) is different from the first glue layer (23) in terms of peel-off force.


Patent
Niko Niko | Date: 2016-12-14

The present invention provides an electric device (1) for being installed into or onto a wall. The electric device (1) comprises at least one electric function (50), such as for example a power socket, a switch, a dimmer, a data connection or an RF transmitter. The electric device (1) furthermore comprises at least one mounting frame (10) for fixing the electric device (1) onto a wall and is adapted to carry the at least one electric function (50). The electric device (1) also comprises a cover frame (20) adapted to be fixed onto the at least one mounting frame (10); the cover frame being provided with at least one window opening (21) and at least one label carrier (30) to be placed between the at least one mounting frame (10) and the cover frame (20) in front of the at least one window opening (21). According to the invention, each of the at least one label carrier (30) has an elongated middle part (33) with a first and second end, the first end having a first support member (31) and the second end having a second support member (32). Further according to the invention each of the at least one mounting frame (10) is provided with a first cut-out (11) for providing the first support member (31) to the back of the mounting frame (10) and with a second cut-out (12) for providing the second support member (32) to the back of the mounting frame (10), the first and second cut-outs (11, 12) being such that, when installed, the first and second support members (31, 32) are placed against the back of the mounting frame (10) whilst the middle part (33) is located at the front of the mounting frame (10).


Patent
Niko Niko | Date: 2016-09-28

The present invention provides a control device for controlling an electric or electronic device. The control device comprises a user input interface comprising a translucent front cover, a dynamic reconfigurable function indication means adapted for showing different information at different times and a user input means, controlling circuitry or control logic for controlling the electric or electronic device, and means for connecting the control device to a remote configuring device for configuring the control device. Configuration of a control device according to embodiments of the invention is fully reversible, which makes it possible for an installer or a user to change the functionalities or to add and/or remove functionalities at all times without the need to make a change to the control devices hardware or to replace any parts of the control device.


Patent
Niko Niko | Date: 2016-09-21

The invention relates to a method for replacing an existing switch or dimmer (710, 810) in an existing circuit with a smart device, the existing circuit comprising said existing switch or dimmer (710, 810) and an other switch (710; 800, 810) connected via existing wiring(720; 820), the method comprising the following steps: removing the existing switch or dimmer (710, 810) from a wall box where cables to a lamp are located; placing the smart device in said wall box; replacing the other existing switch with a new switch (730; 750; 830, 830; 850, 850) which is capable of providing the smart device with a signal when said new switch is being operated by a user; and changing the wiring diagram using the existing wiring ((a), (b), (c); (a), (b), (c), (e), (f)).


An electrical assembly for flush-mounted installation in a wall, comprising a base and a cover, said base comprising an electrical function and being intended for being at least partially built-in in an opening in the wall, said cover being configured for being attached to said base and for covering said opening; wherein said base comprises a rear base part, and a front base part; the rear side of said rear base part facing away from said cover and the front side of the rear base part being attached to a rear side of said front base part, said front side of said front base part facing towards said cover; wherein said rear base part is provided with first electronic circuitry connected to the electrical function; wherein said front base part is provided with second electronic circuitry which is connected to said first electronic circuitry.


Patent
Niko Niko | Date: 2016-10-26

A socket assembly for flush-mounted installation in a wall, comprising a base (10, 20) and a central member (64); said base (10) comprising a socket function (50); said central member (64) comprising at least two through-holes for at least two pins of a plug; said central member (64) being removeably attachable to said base (10, 20), with a rear side of the central member (64) facing a front side of the base (10, 20); wherein said base (10, 20) comprises a controllable switch (32) connected to the socket function (50) for controlling the provision of power, a microcontroller (42) configured to control the switch (32), and a communication module (43); wherein the central member (64) is provided with an antenna (66a, 66b), said antenna (66a, 66b) being couplable to said communication module (43) when the central member (64) is attached to the base (10, 20). The central member (64) has a front side which is provided with a recess (161) for receiving a plug (90). Further, the central member (64) is provided with the antenna (66a, 66b) and the antenna (64) is arranged in an area surrounding said recess (161).


Patent
Niko Niko | Date: 2016-12-14

The present invention provides a socket assembly (100) for flush-mounted installation in a wall. The socket assembly (100) comprises a first flush-mounting box (110) having a first sidewall (111) and a second flush-mounting box (210) having a second sidewall (211), the first and second sidewall (111, 211) being intended for being arranged adjacent to each other in the wall. The socket assembly (100) furthermore comprises a first base (120) and a second base (220), each comprising a socket function (124, 224); and a first fixation means (121) and a second fixation means (221) for respectively fixing the first and second base (120, 220) in respectively the first and second flush-mounting box (110, 210). According to the invention the socket assembly furthermore comprises a bridge part (300) configured for extending across the first and second sidewall (111, 211) inside the interior of the first and second flush-mounting box (110, 210) and behind the first and second base (120, 220), the bridge part (300) comprising electrically conductive paths (311, 312, 313) electrically connecting the socket function (124, 224) of the first base (120) to the socket function (124, 224) of the second base (220).


Patent
Niko Niko | Date: 2016-01-06

The invention provides a cover part (10) for electrical installation material comprising a decorative frame (11) and a base frame (12) which are each provided with a hole (13a, 13) for providing a function. The decorative frame (11) is made from a material showing after-shrinkage behaviour. Between an inner edge (14) of the decorative frame (11) and an outer edge (15) of the base frame (12), a space (S) is provided and one of the decorative frame (11) and the base frame (12) is provided with positioning protrusions (16) and the other with positioning slots (17) into which the positioning protrusions (16) fit.


Patent
Niko Niko | Date: 2016-07-13

The present invention provides a thin-walled housing (10) for an electric or electronic device (20), such as for example a cover plate (10) for electrical or electronic installation material (20), a housing (10) for a remote control (20) or a housing (10) for a device (20) for measuring the consumption of an electrical appliance, such as for example a smart plug. The thin-walled housing (10) is made of polymer concrete and has a thickness of between 1,5 mm and 15 mm.

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