Panel connector for temperature gradient sensing probe

  • US 6,117,088 A
  • Filed: 10/04/1999
  • Issued: 09/12/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/06/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A panel connector securely connecting an edge connector of a temperature gradient sensing probe having a support shaft to a monitoring circuit, the panel connector comprising:

  • a base having a top side containing a support shaft receiving channel therein;

    a plurality of resilient electrical contacts formed from a first conductive material residing on the top side of the base;

    at least one resilient electrical contact formed from a second conductive material, which is dissimilar from the first conductive material, residing on the top side of the base;

    means for clamping the edge connector and support shaft of the temperature gradient sensing probe in the panel connector; and

    means for connecting the resilient contacts to a monitoring circuit.

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