FormFactor, Inc.

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Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
G01R MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES 14252
 
 
 
H01R ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS 23113
 
 
 
H01L SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 14338
 
 
 
H05K PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 11137
 
 
 
B23K SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM 688
 
 
 
B05D PROCESSES FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL 582
 
 
 
H01P WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE 553
 
 
 
C25D PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PRODUCTION OF COATINGS; ELECTROFORMING 344
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 3428
 
 
 
B05C APPARATUS FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL 142

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2017/0146,566 Floating Nest for a Test SocketNov 22, 16May 25, 17[G01R]
2017/0067,937 Wiring Substrate With Filled Vias To Accommodate Custom TerminalsNov 16, 16Mar 09, 17[G01R, H01L, H05K]
2015/0015,289 Multipath Electrical Probe And Probe Assemblies With Signal Paths Through Secondary Paths Between Electrically Conductive Guide PlatesJul 09, 14Jan 15, 15[G01R]
2014/0139,250 Contactor Devices With Carbon Nanotube Probes Embedded In A Flexible Film And Processes Of Making SuchNov 20, 12May 22, 14[G01R]
2014/0118,016 Probes With Spring Mechanisms For Impeding Unwanted Movement In Guide HolesOct 31, 12May 01, 14[G01R]
2014/0044,985 PROBE FABRICATION USING COMBINED LASER AND MICRO-FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIESAug 09, 13Feb 13, 14[G01R, B23K]
2013/0169,301 Probes With Programmable MotionJan 02, 13Jul 04, 13[G01R]

Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9702904 Non-linear vertical leaf springNov 03, 11Jul 11, 17[G01R, H01R]
9689915 Automated attaching and detaching of an interchangeable probe headMay 12, 14Jun 27, 17[G01R]
9588139 Probe card assembly for testing electronic devicesMay 05, 14Mar 07, 17[G01R]
9523715 Wiring substrate with filled vias to accommodate custom terminalsApr 03, 13Dec 20, 16[G01R]
9316670 Multiple contact probesMar 20, 15Apr 19, 16[G01R]
9310428 Probe retention arrangementDec 09, 14Apr 12, 16[G01R]
9274143 Vertical probe array arranged to provide space transformationDec 04, 12Mar 01, 16[G01R]
9229029 Hybrid electrical contactorNov 20, 12Jan 05, 16[G01R]
9121868 Probes with offset arm and suspension structureJun 19, 12Sep 01, 15[G01R]
9097740 Layered probes with coreFeb 09, 10Aug 04, 15[G01R]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2014/0043,054 VERTICAL PROBES FOR MULTI-PITCH FULL GRID CONTACT ARRAYABANAug 09, 13Feb 13, 14[G01R]
8427186 Probe element having a substantially zero stiffness and applications thereofExpiredJan 12, 10Apr 23, 13[G01R]
2013/0096,866 Method And Apparatus For Designing A Custom Test SystemABANDec 04, 12Apr 18, 13[G01R]
8383958 Method to build robust mechanical structures on substrate surfacesExpiredMay 20, 10Feb 26, 13[H01R, H05K]
8373428 Probe card assembly and kit, and methods of making sameExpiredAug 04, 09Feb 12, 13[G01R]
8336188 Thin wafer chuckExpiredJul 17, 08Dec 25, 12[B23Q, B25B]
8324725 Stacked die moduleExpiredJun 24, 05Dec 04, 12[H01L]
8324915 Increasing thermal isolation of a probe card assemblyExpiredNov 21, 08Dec 04, 12[G01R]
8269514 Method and apparatus for multilayer support substrateExpiredAug 25, 09Sep 18, 12[G01R]
8154315 Self-referencing voltage regulatorExpiredJul 03, 08Apr 10, 12[G01R, G05F]
8148646 Process of positioning groups of contact structuresExpiredSep 29, 08Apr 03, 12[H05K]
8138859 Switch for use in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and MEMS devices incorporating sameExpiredApr 21, 08Mar 20, 12[H01H]
8130005 Electrical guard structures for protecting a signal trace from electrical interferenceExpiredDec 14, 06Mar 06, 12[G01R]
8122309 Method and apparatus for processing failures during semiconductor device testingExpiredMar 11, 08Feb 21, 12[G01R, G06F]
8115504 Microspring array having reduced pitch contact elementsExpiredDec 19, 08Feb 14, 12[G01R]
8095841 Method and apparatus for testing semiconductor devices with autonomous expected value generationExpiredAug 19, 08Jan 10, 12[G01R, G06F]
8067951 Method of expanding tester drive and measurement capabilityExpiredJul 07, 09Nov 29, 11[G01R]
8011089 Method of repairing segmented contactorExpiredAug 25, 09Sep 06, 11[H01R]
8015536 Process and apparatus for adjusting tracesExpiredOct 28, 08Sep 06, 11[G06F]
7999375 Electronic device with integrated micromechanical contacts and cooling systemExpiredOct 11, 06Aug 16, 11[H01L]

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