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Probe Tip and Discrete Wire Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000082793D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Petrozello, JR: AUTHOR

Abstract

This device is a positive lock, quickly releasable, zero insertion force type connector that is especially adapted for use as a discrete wire pin connector.

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Probe Tip and Discrete Wire Connector

This device is a positive lock, quickly releasable, zero insertion force type connector that is especially adapted for use as a discrete wire pin connector.

The connector 10 is fabricated from a formed piece of conductive spring material, such as beryllium-copper, with two holes 11 and 12 drilled in alignment, while the arms 10a and 10b of the spring 10 are held in compression. In the connecting operation, the arms 10a and 10b of the spring 10 are compressed and the connector is positioned over the desired pins 13, which are to be either probed or connected. Releasing the arms 10a and 10b of the connector causes the spring pressure to lock the connector 10 onto the pin 13. The connector is particularly adapted for use either as a scope probe tip device or as a discrete wire connector.

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