Electronic insertion/extraction cycle counter and logger device

  • US 7,321,313 B1
  • Filed: 07/30/2003
  • Issued: 01/22/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for monitoring wear of a connector having first and second parts, the apparatus comprising:

  • a sensor including sensing electronics to sense insertions or extractions of the first part of the connector with the second part of the connector, the insertion or extraction being associated with wear of the connector and the sensing electronics being independent of electronics associated with signals communicated through the connector; and

    a monitor responsive to the sensor to monitor the wear of the connector.

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