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Oscilloscope Probe Holder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095708D
Original Publication Date: 1964-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schick, HC: AUTHOR

Abstract

Present day circuitry in many instances is terminated in a plurality of closely positioned pins. In probing these pins while using, for instance, an oscilloscope, it is often difficult to fasten the probe without short circuiting the adjacent pins.

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Oscilloscope Probe Holder

Present day circuitry in many instances is terminated in a plurality of closely positioned pins. In probing these pins while using, for instance, an oscilloscope, it is often difficult to fasten the probe without short circuiting the adjacent pins.

The handle 10 of the probe is formed of a dielectric such as nylon. One face 11 is flattened and grooved to form diamond shaped knobs 12. The points of each diamond are so disposed as to form apertures 14 slightly smaller than contact pins 15.

Mounted in the end of handle 10 is circular spring contact 16 so formed as to encircle pin 17 being tested. Apertures 14 are so located that when contact 16 is engaged with the pin being tested, the handle can be pressed down on adjacent pins 15. This creates sufficient friction with the points of knobs 12 to hold the probe in place while the test is carried out.

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