Apparatus for enabling multiple modes of operation among a plurality of devices

  • US 7,059,769 B1
  • Filed: 10/27/2000
  • Issued: 06/13/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An apparatus for providing temperature sensing information comprising a resistive element accessible to a DC power source, a DC powered device, a DC power module, and an external monitoring device, wherein said DC power source is normally coupled to, and delivers DC power source temperature sensing information to said DC powered device, said apparatus further comprising:

  • a multi-conductor interface member electrically isolating said DC power source from said DC powered device, said multi-conductor interface member including a first plurality of conductors electrically connected with said DC power source, and a second plurality of conductors electrically connected with said DC powered device; and

    a connection interface electrically coupled to said multi-conductor interface member and providing electrical contacts accessible to said resistive element, enabling selective interconnection among said DC power source, said DC powered device, said DC power module, and said external monitoring device, to effect said selective access to said resistive element'"'"'s temperature sensing information.

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