05107712 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 4 patents.

The present invention relates to spring conductors used within modular jack assemblies. The spring conductors electrically connect with conductors residing on a multi-connector plug to connect communication equipment, digital or audio, to a transmission line. The spring conductors maintain connection with the conductors on the plug by a spring force inherent in the spring conductor. The present invention measures this spring force with a probe inserted into the modular jack assembly. The output of the probe being proportional to the spring force.

Title
Modular jack spring conductor force measuring probe
Application Number
7/565555
Publication Number
5107712
Application Date
August 10, 1990
Publication Date
April 28, 1992
Inventor
Paul C Hunt
Brainerd
MN, US
Michael D Field
Hitchinson
MN, US
Agent
Kinney & Lange
Assignee
Communications Systems
MN, US
IPC
G01L 5/00
G01L 1/22
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