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An improved knee probe for probing electrical devices and circuits is provided. The improved knee probe has a reduced thickness section to alter the mechanical behavior of the probe when contact is made. The reduced thickness section of the probe makes it easier to deflect the probe vertically when contact is made. This increased ease of vertical deflection tends to reduce the horizontal contact force component responsible for the scrub motion, thereby decreasing scrub length. Here “thickness” is the probe thickness in the deflection plane of the probe (i.e., the plane in which the probe knee lies). The reduced thickness probe section provides increased design flexibility for controlling scrub motion, especially in combination with other probe parameters affecting the scrub motion.

Title
Knee probe having reduced thickness section for control of scrub motion
Application Number
11/521944
Publication Number
7659739 (B2)
Application Date
September 14, 2006
Publication Date
February 9, 2010
Inventor
January Kister
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Robert Lodenkamper
Deborah A Oeacock
Samantha A Updegraff
Assignee
Micro Porbe
CA, US
IPC
G01R 31/02
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