No. I do not believe one can mix apparatus and method claims like you did here.
IF I were going to mix "method" and "apparatus" claims, I would do it something like this.
1. A method of connecting sensors comprising the steps of: providing two sensors electrically associated to form a sensor system;
providing a box to house said two sensors.
2. A method of connecting sensors as in claim 1, further comprising the steps of: electrically associating said two sensors in a serial configuration and matching the sensor by size.
in the specification you would need to give a definition of "electrically associating"
in the specification you would need to define what matching the sensors by size means and give examples or this claim would like be indefinite.
Now the claims above are not perfect, but they are in the correct form.
the technical idea is not a concern.
But my worry is about the way I call other claim" wherein the method is applicable to a system claimed in claim 1,". I had the impression that they don't like this kind of 'long' format of refereeing to another claim.
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