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Patent
Niko Niko | Date: 2017-07-12

The present invention provides a connector (30) for a coaxial cable (42) comprising a front housing (31), a back housing (32), and a rotating element (33) hingedly connected to the back housing (32). The back housing (32) and the rotating element (33) both comprise a cavity (39, 40) for defining a receiving chamber for receiving a coaxial cable (42). The connector (30) furthermore comprises two pins (34) on the rotating element (33) and two slots (35) on the back housing (32) for receiving the two pins (34) of the rotating element (33), wherein the two pins (34) are held in the two slots (35) by means of one hinge screw (36). According to the invention, a plane of rotation (P_(RE)) of the rotating element (33) is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis (A_(RC)) of the receiving chamber. The present invention furthermore provides an electric or electronic device (50) comprising such a connector (30) for a coaxial cable (42).


The invention pertains to a home automation system, comprising a plurality of apparatuses (199) and a system (100), connected to the apparatuses (199) via a network (150), for adjusting a control parameter of a function of at least one apparatus of said plurality of apparatuses (199). The system comprises a display to display a GUI element; a human interface device (HID) to accept user interaction with the GUI element; and means to transmit the control parameter to the apparatus in response to the interaction. The system operates the GUI element in a first state with a first representation and a second state with a second representation, the first representation occupying a smaller area of the display. The first representation comprises an icon graphically indicating the controlled function and the value of the control parameter. The first state is responsive to a first predetermined input of the HID to transition to the second state. The second representation comprises means to select the value of the control parameter; and the second state is responsive to a second predetermined input of the HID to transition to the first state.


Patent
Niko Niko | Date: 2017-01-18

The present invention provides a socket (10) comprising a first and a second contact assembly (100, 200) configured for receiving a first and second pin of a plug. The first contact assembly (100) comprises a first member (110) which is electrically conductive, a second member (120) which is electrically insulating, and a third member (130) which is again electrically conductive. The first member (110) is a spring-loaded part configured for receiving the first pin of the plug such that the first pin contacts the first member. The third member (130) is configured for receiving an end (E) of a first electrical wire (W1). The second member (120) extends between the first member (110) and the third member (130) for electrically insulating the first member (110) from the third member (130).


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: 2016-09-21

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: 2016-07-13

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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