Patent Number: 6,396,293

Title: Self-closing spring probe

Abstract: An external spring probe is provided having a first section and a second section which extend and compress relative to each other. The first section consists of a tip at one end and a first contact component opposite the tip. A flange extends radially outward between the tip and the first contact component. The second section consists of a tip at one end and a second contact component opposite the tip. The second contact tip is in contact with the first contact tip. A flange extends radially outward between the second section tip and the second contact component. A spring is sandwiched between the two flanges surrounding the two contact components. The first and second contact components remain in contact with each other during compression and extension of the two sections.

Inventors: Vinther; Gordon A. (Pasadena, CA), Chabineau; Scott D. (Pomona, CA), Johnston; Charles J. (Walnut, CA)

Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.

International Classification: G01R 1/067 (20060101); G01R 031/02 ()

Expiration Date: 05/28/2019