07952377 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 209 patents.

Improved probing of closely spaced contact pads is provided by an array of vertical probes having all of the probe tips aligned along a single contact line, while the probe bases are arranged in an array having two or more rows parallel to the contact line. With this arrangement of probes, the probe base thickness can be made greater than the contact pad spacing along the contact line, thereby advantageously increasing the lateral stiffness of the probes. The probe tip thickness is less than the contact pad spacing, so probes suitable for practicing the invention have a wide base section and a narrow tip section.

Title
Vertical probe array arranged to provide space transformation
Application Number
12/419912
Publication Number
7952377 (B2)
Application Date
April 7, 2009
Publication Date
May 31, 2011
Inventor
January Kister
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Peacock Myers P C
Samantha A Updegraff
Deborah A Peacock
Assignee
MicroProbe
CA, US
IPC
G01R 31/00
G01R 31/02
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