Accession Number : ADD011997

Title :   Claw Grip Contact Probe for Flat Packs.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shearer,Joseph W , Jr

Report Date : 24 Sep 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A probe device including a unitary body 2 and a sliding plate means 44 for testing and diagnosing multi-lead electrical flat packs. The sliding plate means contains two sets of holes 52 into which are inserted spring-loaded electrical contact probes for making contact with the leads of the electrical flat pack. The unitary body 2 includes comb teeth for orienting the unitary body over the leads of the electrical flat pack, as well as gripping means having hook ends for securely fastening the probe device to the electrical flat pack being tested or diagnosed. The gripping means include an outwardly flared portion against which the sliding plate means exerts inward lateral pressure causing the hook ends to grip underneath the electrical flat pack at each corner thereof to securely clamp it in place. Included in unitary body 2 is at least one threaded hole which is sufficiently large to allow a size 4-40 machine screw to pass therethrough. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *FLAT PACK CIRCUITS, SCREWS, SCREW THREADS, HOOKS, PROBES, BODIES, TEETH

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE