Patents by Inventor Bum Jick KIM

Bum Jick KIM 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: 20220402096
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing includes a rotatable platen having a surface to support a polishing pad, a carrier head to hold a substrate in contact with the polishing pad, and a polishing liquid distribution system. The polishing liquid distribution system includes a dispenser positioned to deliver a polishing liquid to a portion of a polishing surface of the polishing pad, and a curved barrier positioned after the dispenser to spread fresh polishing liquid from the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Yen-Chu Yang, Stephen Jew, Jianshe Tang, Haosheng Wu, Shou-Sung Chang, Paul D. Butterfield, Alexander John Fisher, Bum Jick Kim
  • Publication number: 20220305613
    Abstract: Chemical-mechanical polishing assemblies may include an upper platen characterized by a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The upper platen may define a recess in the second surface of the upper platen. The upper platen may define a flexure between the first surface and the second surface within the recess. The assemblies may include a polishing pad coupled with the first surface of the upper platen. The assemblies may include a plate coupled with the upper platen along the second surface of the upper platen. The plate may define a volume within the recess of the upper platen between the second surface of the upper platen and the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Zuniga, Bum Jick Kim, Jay Gurusamy
  • Patent number: 11389925
    Abstract: A polishing system is provided, including a carrier with an offset distance. The offset distance allows a shifted carrier head to cover more surface area of the polishing surface. The offset distance effectively provides an additional rotation of the carrier head about the axis, which allows for a greater area traversed on the polishing surface, improving chemical mechanical polishing uniformity on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. Zuniga, Jay Gurusamy, Bum Jick Kim, Danielle Loi
  • Publication number: 20210331288
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing includes a rotatable platen having a surface to support a polishing pad, a carrier head to hold a substrate in contact with the polishing pad, and a polishing liquid distribution system. The polishing liquid distribution system includes a dispenser positioned to deliver a polishing liquid to a portion of a polishing surface of the polishing pad, and a first barrier positioned before the portion of the polishing surface and configured to block used polishing liquid from reaching the portion of the polishing surface. The first barrier includes a solid first body having a first flat bottom surface and having a first leading surface configured to contact the used polishing liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Yen-Chu Yang, Stephen Jew, Jianshe Tang, Haosheng Wu, Shou-Sung Chang, Paul D. Butterfield, Alexander John Fisher, Bum Jick Kim
  • Patent number: 11077536
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing includes a rotatable platen having a surface to support a polishing pad, a carrier head to hold a substrate in contact with the polishing pad, and a polishing liquid distribution system. The polishing liquid distribution system includes a dispenser positioned to deliver a polishing liquid to a portion of a polishing surface of the polishing pad, and a first barrier positioned before the portion of the polishing surface and configured to block used polishing liquid from reaching the portion of the polishing surface. The first barrier includes a solid first body having a first flat bottom surface and having a first leading surface configured to contact the used polishing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Chu Yang, Stephen Jew, Jianshe Tang, Haosheng Wu, Shou-Sung Chang, Paul D. Butterfield, Alexander John Fisher, Bum Jick Kim
  • Publication number: 20210205953
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing includes a rotatable platen having a surface to support a polishing pad, a carrier head to hold a substrate in contact with the polishing pad, and a polishing liquid distribution system. The polishing liquid distribution system includes a dispenser positioned to deliver a polishing liquid to a portion of a polishing surface of the polishing pad, and a first barrier positioned before the portion of the polishing surface and configured to block used polishing liquid from reaching the portion of the polishing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Yen-Chu Yang, Stephen Jew, Jianshe Tang, Haosheng Wu, Shou-Sung Chang, Paul D. Butterfield, Alexander John Fisher, Bum Jick Kim
  • Patent number: 10967483
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing includes a rotatable platen having a surface to support a polishing pad, a carrier head to hold a substrate in contact with the polishing pad, and a polishing liquid distribution system. The polishing liquid distribution system includes a dispenser positioned to deliver a polishing liquid to a portion of a polishing surface of the polishing pad, and a first barrier positioned before the portion of the polishing surface and configured to block used polishing liquid from reaching the portion of the polishing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Chu Yang, Stephen Jew, Jianshe Tang, Haosheng Wu, Shou-Sung Chang, Paul D. Butterfield, Alexander John Fisher, Bum Jick Kim
  • Publication number: 20200376700
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to methods of manufacturing polishing platens for use on a chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) system and polishing platens formed therefrom. A method of manufacturing a polishing includes positioning a polishing platen on a support of a manufacturing system. The manufacturing system includes the support and a cutting tool facing there towards. Here, the polishing platen includes a cylindrical metal body having a polymer layer disposed on a surface thereof and the polymer layer has a thickness of about 100 ?m or more. The method further includes removing at least a portion of the polymer layer using the cutting tool to form a polishing pad-mounting surface. Beneficially, the method may be used to form a pad-mounting surface having a desired flatness or shape, such as a concave or convex shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Bum Jick KIM, Danielle LOI, Jay GURUSAMY, Steven M. ZUNIGA
  • Publication number: 20200156206
    Abstract: A polishing system is provided, including a carrier with an offset distance. The offset distance allows a shifted carrier head to cover more surface area of the polishing surface. The offset distance effectively provides an additional rotation of the carrier head about the axis, which allows for a greater area traversed on the polishing surface, improving chemical mechanical polishing uniformity on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Steven M. ZUNIGA, Jay GURUSAMY, Bum Jick KIM, Danielle LOI
  • Patent number: 10350728
    Abstract: Polishing pad cleaning systems and related methods are disclosed. A rotatable platen comprising a polishing pad in combination with a fluid, such as a polishing fluid, contacts a substrate to planarize material at the surface thereof and resultantly creates debris. A cleaning system introduces a spray system to remove debris from the polishing pad to prevent substrate damage and improve efficiency, a waste removal system for removing used spray, used polishing fluid, and debris from the polishing pad, and a polishing fluid delivery system for providing fresh polishing fluid to the polishing pad, such that the substrate only receives fresh polishing fluid upon each complete rotation of the platen. In this manner, within die performance is enhanced, the range of certain CMP processes is improved, scratches and contamination are avoided for each polished substrate and for later-polished substrates, and platen temperatures are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jie Diao, Erik S. Rondum, Thomas Ho Fai Li, Bum Jick Kim, Christopher Heung-Gyun Lee
  • Publication number: 20170368664
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing includes a rotatable platen having a surface to support a polishing pad, a carrier head to hold a substrate in contact with the polishing pad, and a polishing liquid distribution system. The polishing liquid distribution system includes a dispenser positioned to deliver a polishing liquid to a portion of a polishing surface of the polishing pad, and a first barrier positioned before the portion of the polishing surface and configured to block used polishing liquid from reaching the portion of the polishing surface. The first barrier includes a solid first body having a first flat bottom surface and having a first leading surface configured to contact the used polishing liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Yen-Chu Yang, Stephen Jew, Jianshe Tang, Haosheng Wu, Shou-Sung Chang, Paul D. Butterfield, Alexander John Fisher, Bum Jick Kim
  • Publication number: 20170368663
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing includes a rotatable platen having a surface to support a polishing pad, a carrier head to hold a substrate in contact with the polishing pad, and a polishing liquid distribution system. The polishing liquid distribution system includes a dispenser positioned to deliver a polishing liquid to a portion of a polishing surface of the polishing pad, and a first barrier positioned before the portion of the polishing surface and configured to block used polishing liquid from reaching the portion of the polishing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Yen-Chu Yang, Stephen Jew, Jianshe Tang, Haosheng Wu, Shou-Sung Chang, Paul D. Butterfield, Alexander John Fisher, Bum Jick Kim
  • Patent number: 9687960
    Abstract: Polishing pad cleaning systems employing fluid outlets orientated to direct fluid under spray bodies and towards inlet ports, and related methods are disclosed. A polishing pad in combination with slurry contacts a substrate to planarize a surface of the substrate and remove substrate defects while creating debris. A spray system removes the debris from the polishing pad to prevent substrate damage and improve efficiency. By directing fluid under a spray body to the polishing pad and towards an inlet port, the debris may be entrained in the fluid and directed to an inner plenum of the spray body. The fluid-entrained debris is subsequently removed from the inner plenum through an outlet port. In this manner, the debris removal may reduce substrate defects, improve facility cleanliness, and improve pad efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul D. Butterfield, Shou-Sung Chang, Bum Jick Kim
  • Patent number: 9452506
    Abstract: Vacuum cleaning systems and related methods are disclosed. A polishing pad in combination with a fluid, such as a slurry, contacts a substrate to planarize material at the surface thereof and resultantly creates debris. A cleaning system includes an enclosure body having an inlet opening which may be placed proximate to the polishing pad and an exit opening in communication with a vacuum source to remove the debris and the fluid from the polishing pad through a passageway connecting the inlet and exit openings. By including contact members secured to the enclosure body and configured to form an abutment against a working surface of the polishing pad, a Venturi effect zone between the enclosure body and the working surface of the polishing pad may be created to dislodge fluid and debris from the working surface. In this manner, scratches and contamination are avoided for later-polished substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul D. Butterfield, Shou-Sung Chang, Bum Jick Kim
  • Publication number: 20160167195
    Abstract: Polishing pad cleaning systems and related methods are disclosed. A rotatable platen comprising a polishing pad in combination with a fluid, such as a polishing fluid, contacts a substrate to planarize material at the surface thereof and resultantly creates debris. A cleaning system introduces a spray system to remove debris from the polishing pad to prevent substrate damage and improve efficiency, a waste removal system for removing used spray, used polishing fluid, and debris from the polishing pad, and a polishing fluid delivery system for providing fresh polishing fluid to the polishing pad, such that the substrate only receives fresh polishing fluid upon each complete rotation of the platen. In this manner, within die performance is enhanced, the range of certain CMP processes is improved, scratches and contamination are avoided for each polished substrate and for later-polished substrates, and platen temperatures are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Jie DIAO, Erik S. RONDUM, Thomas Ho Fai LI, Bum Jick KIM, Christopher Heung-Gyun LEE
  • Publication number: 20160114459
    Abstract: Polishing pad cleaning systems employing fluid outlets orientated to direct fluid under spray bodies and towards inlet ports, and related methods are disclosed. A polishing pad in combination with slurry contacts a substrate to planarize a surface of the substrate and remove substrate defects while creating debris. A spray system removes the debris from the polishing pad to prevent substrate damage and improve efficiency. By directing fluid under a spray body to the polishing pad and towards an inlet port, the debris may be entrained in the fluid and directed to an inner plenum of the spray body. The fluid-entrained debris is subsequently removed from the inner plenum through an outlet port. In this manner, the debris removal may reduce substrate defects, improve facility cleanliness, and improve pad efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Paul D. BUTTERFIELD, Shou-Sung CHANG, Bum Jick KIM
  • Publication number: 20160016283
    Abstract: Vacuum cleaning systems and related methods are disclosed. A polishing pad in combination with a fluid, such as a slurry, contacts a substrate to planarize material at the surface thereof and resultantly creates debris. A cleaning system includes an enclosure body having an inlet opening which may be placed proximate to the polishing pad and an exit opening in communication with a vacuum source to remove the debris and the fluid from the polishing pad through a passageway connecting the inlet and exit openings. By including contact members secured to the enclosure body and configured to form an abutment against a working surface of the polishing pad, a Venturi effect zone between the enclosure body and the working surface of the polishing pad may be created to dislodge fluid and debris from the working surface. In this manner, scratches and contamination are avoided for later-polished substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Paul D. BUTTERFIELD, Shou-Sung CHANG, Bum Jick KIM