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1. (WO2017036895) CONNECTOR AND DEVICE FOR WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF DATA AND/OR POWER

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/036895    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/070026
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H02J 5/00
A61B 5/00
H02J 50/10
H04B 5/00
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: KAHLMAN, Josephus Arnoldus Henricus Maria
Title: CONNECTOR AND DEVICE FOR WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF DATA AND/OR POWER
Abstract:
The present invention relates toa connector for wireless transmission of data and/or power between separate devices comprising such a connector of a system, in particular of a patient monitoring system, said separate devices comprising such a connector. The connector comprises a data transmission unit (271) arranged for transmitting data to and/or receiving data from another device of the system having a counterpart connector, a magnetic coupling unit (272) for transmitting power to and/or receiving power from another device of the system having a counterpart connector by use of inductive coupling, a detection unit (273) for detecting the strength of magnetic coupling between the magnetic coupling unit and a magnetic coupling unit of a counterpart connector, and a control unit (274) for switching the data transmission unit into a low-power mode and/or for enabling the magnetic coupling unit, if the detected magnetic coupling is above a first threshold and/or its increase is above a second threshold, and for switching the data transmission unit into a high-power mode and/or for disabling the magnetic coupling unit, if the detected magnetic coupling is below a third threshold and/or its decrease is above a fourth threshold.