Patents by Inventor Badri N. RAMAMURTHI

Badri N. RAMAMURTHI 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: 20220199373
    Abstract: Exemplary semiconductor processing chambers include a chamber body defining a processing region. The chambers may include a substrate support disposed within the processing region. The substrate support may have an upper surface that defines a recessed substrate seat. The chambers may include a shadow ring disposed above the substrate seat and the upper surface. The shadow ring may extend about a peripheral edge of the substrate seat. The chambers may include bevel purge openings defined within the substrate support proximate the peripheral edge. A bottom surface of the shadow ring may be spaced apart from a top surface of the upper surface to form a purge gas flow path that extends from the bevel purge openings along the shadow ring. A space formed between the shadow ring and the substrate seat may define a process gas flow path. The gas flow paths may be in fluid communication with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Sharat Chandra Parimi, Zubin Huang, Manjunath Veerappa Chobari Patil, Nitin Pathak, Yi Yang, Badri N. Ramamurthi, Truong Van Nguyen, Rui Cheng, Diwakar Kedlaya
  • Publication number: 20220122851
    Abstract: A semiconductor processing system includes a remote plasma source (RPS), a faceplate, and an output manifold positioned between the RPS and the faceplate. The output manifold is characterized by a plurality of purge outlets that are fluidly coupled with a purge gas source and a plurality of deposition outlets that are fluidly coupled with a deposition gas source. A delivery tube extends between and fluidly couples the RPS and the faceplate. The delivery tube is characterized by a generally cylindrical sidewall that defines an upper plurality of apertures that are arranged in a radial pattern. Each of the upper apertures is fluidly coupled with one of the purge outlets. The generally cylindrical sidewall defines a lower plurality of apertures that are arranged in a radial pattern and below the upper plurality of apertures. Each of the lower apertures is fluidly coupled with one of the deposition outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Fang Ruan, Diwakar Kedlaya, Amit Bansal, Venkata Sharat Chandra Parimi, Rajaram Narayanan, Badri N. Ramamurthi, Sherry L. Mings, Job George Konnoth Joseph, Rupankar Choudhury
  • Publication number: 20220064797
    Abstract: A lid for a process chamber includes a plate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The first surface has a recess and a seal groove formed in the first surface and surrounding the recess. The lid further includes an array of holes extending from the recess to the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Akshay DHANAKSHIRUR, Juan Carlos ROCHA-ALVAREZ, Kaushik Comandoor ALAYAVALLI, Jay D. PINSON, II, Rick KUSTRA, Badri N. RAMAMURTHI, Anup Kumar SINGH, Ganesh BALASUBRAMANIAN, Bhaskar KUMAR, Vinayak Vishwanath HASSAN, Canfeng LAI, Kallol BERA, Sathya Swaroop GANTA
  • Publication number: 20220028710
    Abstract: Exemplary substrate processing systems may include a chamber body defining a transfer region. The systems may include a first lid plate seated on the chamber body along a first surface of the first lid plate. The first lid plate may define a plurality of apertures through the first lid plate. The systems may include a plurality of lid stacks equal to a number of apertures of the plurality of apertures defined through the first lid plate. The systems may include a plurality of isolators. An isolator of the plurality of isolators may be positioned between each lid stack of the plurality of lid stacks and a corresponding aperture of the plurality of apertures defined through the first lid plate. The systems may include a plurality of dielectric plates. A dielectric plate of the plurality of dielectric plates may be seated on each isolator of the plurality of isolators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Anantha K. Subramani, Yang Guo, Seyyed Abdolreza Fazeli, Nitin Pathak, Badri N. Ramamurthi, Kallol Bera, Xiaopu Li, Philip A. Kraus, Swaminathan T. Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20220020615
    Abstract: Exemplary substrate processing systems may include a plurality of processing regions. The systems may include a transfer region housing defining a transfer region fluidly coupled with the plurality of processing regions. The systems may include a plurality of substrate supports. Each substrate support of the plurality of substrate supports may be vertically translatable between the transfer region and an associated processing region of the plurality of processing regions. The systems may include a transfer apparatus including a rotatable shaft extending through the transfer region housing. The transfer apparatus may also include an end effector coupled with the rotatable shaft. The systems may include an exhaust foreline including a plurality of foreline tails. Each foreline tail of the plurality of foreline tails may be fluidly coupled with a separate processing region of the plurality of processing regions. The systems may include a plurality of throttle valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitin Pathak, Vinay K. Prabhakar, Badri N. Ramamurthi, Viren Kalsekar, Juan Carlos Rocha-Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20210320027
    Abstract: Exemplary methods of semiconductor processing may include coupling a fluid conduit within a substrate support in a semiconductor processing chamber to a system foreline. The coupling may vacuum chuck a substrate with the substrate support. The methods may include flowing a gas into the fluid conduit. The methods may include maintaining a pressure between the substrate and the substrate support at a pressure higher than the pressure at the system foreline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Zubin Huang, Rui Cheng, Diwakar Kedlaya, Satish Radhakrishnan, Anton V. Baryshnikov, Venkatanarayana Shankaramurthy, Karthik Janakiraman, Paul L. Brillhart, Badri N. Ramamurthi
  • Publication number: 20210320017
    Abstract: Exemplary substrate processing systems may include a plurality of processing regions. The systems may include a transfer region housing defining a transfer region fluidly coupled with the plurality of processing regions. The systems may include a plurality of substrate supports, and each substrate support of the plurality of substrate supports may be vertically translatable between the transfer region and an associated processing region of the plurality of processing regions. The systems may include a transfer apparatus including a rotatable shaft extending through the transfer region housing. The transfer apparatus may include an end effector coupled with the rotatable shaft. The end effector may include a central hub defining a central aperture fluidly coupled with a purge source. The end effector may also include a plurality of arms having a number of arms equal to a number of substrate supports of the plurality of substrate supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitin Pathak, Vinay Prabhakar, Badri N. Ramamurthi, Viren Kalsekar, Tuan A. Nguyen, Juan Carlos Rocha-Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20210002763
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to isolator devices, components thereof, and methods associated therewith for substrate processing chambers. In one implementation, a substrate processing chamber includes an isolator ring disposed between a pedestal and a pumping liner. The isolator ring includes a first surface that faces the pedestal, the first surface being disposed at a gap from an outer circumferential surface of the pedestal. The isolator ring also includes a second surface that faces the pumping liner and a protrusion that protrudes from the first surface of the isolator ring and towards the outer circumferential surface of the pedestal. The protrusion defines a necked portion of the gap between the pedestal and the isolator ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Nitin PATHAK, Amit Kumar BANSAL, Tuan Anh NGUYEN, Thomas RUBIO, Badri N. RAMAMURTHI, Juan Carlos ROCHA-ALVAREZ