Patents by Inventor KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20130207683
    Abstract: An electrical connecting apparatus includes a wiring base plate having a first surface coupled with a reinforcing plate and provided on an opposite surface with first electrical connection portions, a probe base plate provided on a first surface with second electrical connection portions corresponding to the first electrical connection portions and provided on a second surface with probes electrically connected to the second electrical connection portions, anchor portions formed on the first surface of the probe base plate and provided with screw holes, cylindrical spacers having first ends removably coupled with the anchor portions, having screw grooves, and passing through the wiring base plate and the reinforcing plate, reference plates having reference planes to receive the spacers and removably coupled with the reinforcing plate, shims inserted between the respective reference plates and the reinforcing plate, and bolt screwed in the screw groove of the spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS
    Inventor: Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Micronics
  • Publication number: 20130161376
    Abstract: One plate-like member and the other plate-like member to be aligned with each other are provided with guide holes and guide portions to be received in the guide holes, respectively. The plate-like members are aligned appropriately, and in a state in which this alignment is held, the guide portions are formed on land portions provided on the other plate-like member so as to be aligned with the guide holes. Accordingly, regardless of presence/absence or size of a process error in the guide holes, the guide portions appropriate to the respective guide holes can be formed. Consequently, by aligning the guide portions with the guide holes, the plate-like members can be aligned appropriately without relative fine adjustment between the members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS
    Inventor: Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Micronics
  • Publication number: 20130154682
    Abstract: Quality of connection portions between respective probes and respective wires in a probe assembly is improved. Also, time required for work for connection between the probes and the wires is shortened. Further, improper connection between the probes and the wires is eliminated. A probe assembly includes an electric insulating substrate, a plurality of probes supported on one surface of the substrate, a plurality of through holes provided in the substrate to respectively correspond to the plurality of probes and filled with a conductive material attached to the respective probes, and a plurality of conductive membranes formed on the other surface of the substrate and respectively attached to the conductive material in the plurality of through holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS
    Inventor: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS
  • Publication number: 20130141127
    Abstract: The present invention provides a probe assembly for inspecting power semiconductor devices, which comprises (1) a probe block having more than one probe holding hole, (2) more than one probe, each of which is contained in one of the probe holding holes with its outer surface being in contact with the inner surface of the probe holding hole, and which has lower end protruding from the probe block and coming into contact with the power semiconductor device on inspection, and (3) one or more cooling means which cool the probe block. According to the probe assembly and the inspection apparatus having the prove assembly of the present invention, it is possible to inspect characteristics of power semiconductor devices accurately by suppressing temperature rises of the probes as well as the power semiconductor device under test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS
    Inventor: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS
  • Publication number: 20130141132
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inspection apparatus, which comprises probes for front side electrodes, probes for back side electrodes, and a chuck stage, wherein the probes for front side electrodes and the probes for back side electrodes are formed on the upper surface of the chuck stage, and the probe contact area electrically continues to the wafer holding area, and the probes for front side electrodes and the probes for back side electrodes are located leaving a distance in horizontal direction between them so that the probes for back side electrodes move relatively within the probe contact area when the probes for front side electrodes are moved relatively within the wafer under test by the movement of the chuck stage. According to the inspection apparatus of the present invention, it is possible to inspect characteristics of semiconductor devices having electrodes on both side of a wafer more accurately in wafer state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS
    Inventor: Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Micronics
  • Publication number: 20130120016
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a probe card is provided wherein probes are held in a holding plate such that the respective probes correspond to through holes with their connecting end portions projected from one surface of the holding plate. A plate-like member including openings having larger diameters than diameters of the through holes and housing the connecting end portions in the openings is arranged by making one surface of the plate-like member abut the one surface of the holding plate. After supplying solder cream in the respective openings from the other surface of the plate-like member, a connection base plate and the holding plate are relatively fixed so that the solder cream, burying the connecting end portions of the respective probes held in the holding plate with the plate-like member removed, may abut the respective corresponding connection pads, and the solder cream is heated to melt the solder cream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS
    Inventor: Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Micronics
  • Publication number: 20130113512
    Abstract: The present invention provides a probe block, which comprises 1) a conductive base on which a first groove is formed, 2) a pair of signal transmitting probes which have dielectric covers and are placed parallel to each other in the first groove, and 3) a ground probe which is in contact with the conductive base, wherein front portions of the signal transmitting probes and the ground probe protrude from the conductive base to form signal transmitting probe needles and a ground probe needle, respectively. The probe block of the present invention has excellent high frequency responses characteristics and is easy for maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS
    Inventor: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIHON MICRONICS