Accession Number : ADD014026

Title :   Claw Grip Contact Probe for Flat Packs.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 8 Dec 87, patented 30 Aug 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shearer, Joseph W , Jr ; Phaneuf, Sylvio T

Report Date : 30 Aug 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Described is a probe device including a unitary body and a sliding plate means for testing and diagnosing multi-lead electrical flat packs. The sliding plate means contains two sets of holes into which are inserted spring-loaded electrical contact probes for making contact with the leads of the electrical flat pack. The unitary body 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 is at least one threaded hole which is sufficiently large to allow a size machine screw to pass there-through. Keywords: Printed circuit boards; Integrated circuit boards; Circuit board testers; Patents. (KT)

Descriptors :   *PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS, *PROBES, CIRCUIT TESTERS, HOLES(OPENINGS), HOOKS, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, PATENTS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE