Patents by Inventor Dongqing Yang

Dongqing Yang 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).

  • Patent number: 11417534
    Abstract: Exemplary methods for removing nitride may include flowing a fluorine-containing precursor into a remote plasma region of a semiconductor processing chamber. The methods may further include forming a plasma within the remote plasma region to generate plasma effluents of the fluorine-containing precursor and flowing the plasma effluents into a processing region of the semiconductor processing chamber housing a substrate. The substrate may include a high-aspect-ratio feature. The substrate may further include a region of exposed nitride and a region of exposed oxide. The methods may further include providing a hydrogen-containing precursor to the processing region to produce an etchant. At least a portion of the exposed nitride may be removed with the etchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Xia, Dongqing Yang, Ching-Mei Hsu
  • Patent number: 11361939
    Abstract: Exemplary semiconductor processing systems may include a processing chamber, and may include a remote plasma unit coupled with the processing chamber. Exemplary systems may also include an adapter coupled with the remote plasma unit. The adapter may include a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The adapter may define a central channel through the adapter. The adapter may define an exit from a second channel at the second end, and the adapter may define an exit from a third channel at the second end. The central channel, the second channel, and the third channel may each be fluidly isolated from one another within the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Peter Hillman, Soonam Park, Martin Yue Choy, Lala Zhu
  • Publication number: 20220148894
    Abstract: Exemplary support assemblies may include a top puck and a backing plate coupled with the top puck. The support assemblies may include a cooling plate coupled with the backing plate. The support assemblies may include a heater coupled between the cooling plate and the backing plate. The support assemblies may also include a back plate coupled with the backing plate about an exterior of the backing plate. The back plate may at least partially define a volume, and the heater and the cooling plate may be housed within the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Peter Hillman, Soonam Park, Martin Yue Choy, Lala Zhu
  • Patent number: 11276559
    Abstract: Exemplary semiconductor processing systems may include a processing chamber, and may include a remote plasma unit coupled with the processing chamber. Exemplary systems may also include an adapter coupled with the remote plasma unit. The adapter may include a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The adapter may define a central channel through the adapter. The adapter may define an exit from a second channel at the second end, and the adapter may define an exit from a third channel at the second end. The central channel, the second channel, and the third channel may each be fluidly isolated from one another within the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Peter Hillman, Soonam Park, Martin Yue Choy, Lala Zhu
  • Patent number: 11276590
    Abstract: Exemplary support assemblies may include a top puck and a backing plate coupled with the top puck. The support assemblies may include a cooling plate coupled with the backing plate. The support assemblies may include a heater coupled between the cooling plate and the backing plate. The support assemblies may also include a back plate coupled with the backing plate about an exterior of the backing plate. The back plate may at least partially define a volume, and the heater and the cooling plate may be housed within the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Peter Hillman, Soonam Park, Martin Yue Choy, Lala Zhu
  • Patent number: 11164724
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally provide improved methods for processing substrates with improved process stability, increased mean wafers between clean, and/or improved within wafer uniformity. One embodiment provides a method for seasoning one or more chamber components in a process chamber. The method includes placing a dummy substrate in the process chamber, flowing a processing gas mixture to the process chamber to react with the dummy substrate and generate a byproduct on the dummy substrate, and annealing the dummy substrate to sublimate the byproduct while at least one purge conduit of the process chamber is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Sang Won Kang, Nicholas Celeste, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Peter Hillman, Douglas Brenton Hayden, Dongqing Yang
  • Patent number: 11101136
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology may include a method of etching. The method may include mixing plasma effluents with a gas in a first section of a chamber to form a first mixture. The method may also include flowing the first mixture to a substrate in a second section of the chamber. The first section and the second section may include nickel plated material. The method may further include reacting the first mixture with the substrate to etch a first layer selectively over a second layer. In addition, the method may include forming a second mixture including products from reacting the first mixture with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Dongqing Yang, Tien Fak Tan, Peter Hillman, Lala Zhu, Nitin K. Ingle, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Christopher Snedigar, Ming Xia
  • Patent number: 10964512
    Abstract: Exemplary semiconductor processing systems may include a processing chamber, and may include a remote plasma unit coupled with the processing chamber. Exemplary systems may also include a mixing manifold coupled between the remote plasma unit and the processing chamber. The mixing manifold may be characterized by a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and may be coupled with the processing chamber at the second end. The mixing manifold may define a central channel through the mixing manifold, and may define a port along an exterior of the mixing manifold. The port may be fluidly coupled with a first trench defined within the first end of the mixing manifold. The first trench may be characterized by an inner radius at a first inner sidewall and an outer radius, and the first trench may provide fluid access to the central channel through the first inner sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang, Dmitry Lubomirsky
  • Publication number: 20210043448
    Abstract: Processing platforms having a central transfer station with a robot and an environment having greater than or equal to about 0.1% by weight water vapor, a pre-clean chamber connected to a side of the transfer station and a batch processing chamber connected to a side of the transfer station. The processing platform configured to pre-clean a substrate to remove native oxides from a first surface, form a blocking layer using a alkylsilane and selectively deposit a film. Methods of using the processing platforms and processing a plurality of wafers are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Ning Li, Mihaela A. Balseanu, Li-Qun Xia, Dongqing Yang, Lala Zhu, Malcolm J. Bevan, Theresa Kramer Guarini, Wenbo Yan
  • Publication number: 20200328098
    Abstract: Exemplary semiconductor processing systems may include a processing chamber, and may include a remote plasma unit coupled with the processing chamber. Exemplary systems may also include a mixing manifold coupled between the remote plasma unit and the processing chamber. The mixing manifold may be characterized by a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and may be coupled with the processing chamber at the second end. The mixing manifold may define a central channel through the mixing manifold, and may define a port along an exterior of the mixing manifold. The port may be fluidly coupled with a first trench defined within the first end of the mixing manifold. The first trench may be characterized by an inner radius at a first inner sidewall and an outer radius, and the first trench may provide fluid access to the central channel through the first inner sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang
  • Patent number: 10699921
    Abstract: Exemplary semiconductor processing systems may include a processing chamber, and may include a remote plasma unit coupled with the processing chamber. Exemplary systems may also include a mixing manifold coupled between the remote plasma unit and the processing chamber. The mixing manifold may be characterized by a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and may be coupled with the processing chamber at the second end. The mixing manifold may define a central channel through the mixing manifold, and may define a port along an exterior of the mixing manifold. The port may be fluidly coupled with a first trench defined within the first end of the mixing manifold. The first trench may be characterized by an inner radius at a first inner sidewall and an outer radius, and the first trench may provide fluid access to the central channel through the first inner sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang
  • Patent number: 10679870
    Abstract: Exemplary semiconductor processing systems may include a processing chamber, and may include a remote plasma unit coupled with the processing chamber. Exemplary systems may also include a mixing manifold coupled between the remote plasma unit and the processing chamber. The mixing manifold may be characterized by a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and may be coupled with the processing chamber at the second end. The mixing manifold may define a central channel through the mixing manifold, and may define a port along an exterior of the mixing manifold. The port may be fluidly coupled with a first trench defined within the first end of the mixing manifold. The first trench may be characterized by an inner radius at a first inner sidewall and an outer radius, and the first trench may provide fluid access to the central channel through the first inner sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang
  • Publication number: 20200098586
    Abstract: Exemplary methods for removing nitride may include flowing a fluorine-containing precursor into a remote plasma region of a semiconductor processing chamber. The methods may further include forming a plasma within the remote plasma region to generate plasma effluents of the fluorine-containing precursor and flowing the plasma effluents into a processing region of the semiconductor processing chamber housing a substrate. The substrate may include a high-aspect-ratio feature. The substrate may further include a region of exposed nitride and a region of exposed oxide. The methods may further include providing a hydrogen-containing precursor to the processing region to produce an etchant. At least a portion of the exposed nitride may be removed with the etchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Xia, Dongqing Yang, Ching-Mei Hsu
  • Publication number: 20190333786
    Abstract: Exemplary semiconductor processing systems may include a processing chamber, and may include a remote plasma unit coupled with the processing chamber. Exemplary systems may also include a mixing manifold coupled between the remote plasma unit and the processing chamber. The mixing manifold may be characterized by a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and may be coupled with the processing chamber at the second end. The mixing manifold may define a central channel through the mixing manifold, and may define a port along an exterior of the mixing manifold. The port may be fluidly coupled with a first trench defined within the first end of the mixing manifold. The first trench may be characterized by an inner radius at a first inner sidewall and an outer radius, and the first trench may provide fluid access to the central channel through the first inner sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang
  • Publication number: 20190311883
    Abstract: Exemplary semiconductor processing systems may include a processing chamber, and may include a remote plasma unit coupled with the processing chamber. Exemplary systems may also include an adapter coupled with the remote plasma unit. The adapter may include a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The adapter may define a central channel through the adapter. The adapter may define an exit from a second channel at the second end, and the adapter may define an exit from a third channel at the second end. The central channel, the second channel, and the third channel may each be fluidly isolated from one another within the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Peter Hillman, Soonam Park, Martin Yue Choy, Lala Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190272998
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology may include a method of etching. The method may include mixing plasma effluents with a gas in a first section of a chamber to form a first mixture. The method may also include flowing the first mixture to a substrate in a second section of the chamber. The first section and the second section may include nickel plated material. The method may further include reacting the first mixture with the substrate to etch a first layer selectively over a second layer. In addition, the method may include forming a second mixture including products from reacting the first mixture with the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Dongqing Yang, Tien Fak Tan, Peter Hillman, Lala Zhu, Nitin K. Ingle, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Christopher Snedigar, Ming Xia
  • Publication number: 20190252216
    Abstract: Exemplary semiconductor processing systems may include a processing chamber, and may include a remote plasma unit coupled with the processing chamber. Exemplary systems may also include a mixing manifold coupled between the remote plasma unit and the processing chamber. The mixing manifold may be characterized by a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and may be coupled with the processing chamber at the second end. The mixing manifold may define a central channel through the mixing manifold, and may define a port along an exterior of the mixing manifold. The port may be fluidly coupled with a first trench defined within the first end of the mixing manifold. The first trench may be characterized by an inner radius at a first inner sidewall and an outer radius, and the first trench may provide fluid access to the central channel through the first inner sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang
  • Publication number: 20190252154
    Abstract: Exemplary semiconductor processing systems may include a processing chamber, and may include a remote plasma unit coupled with the processing chamber. Exemplary systems may also include a mixing manifold coupled between the remote plasma unit and the processing chamber. The mixing manifold may be characterized by a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and may be coupled with the processing chamber at the second end. The mixing manifold may define a central channel through the mixing manifold, and may define a port along an exterior of the mixing manifold. The port may be fluidly coupled with a first trench defined within the first end of the mixing manifold. The first trench may be characterized by an inner radius at a first inner sidewall and an outer radius, and the first trench may provide fluid access to the central channel through the first inner sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Dongqing Yang, Dmitry Lubomirsky
  • Patent number: 10297458
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology may include a method of etching. The method may include mixing plasma effluents with a gas in a first section of a chamber to form a first mixture. The method may also include flowing the first mixture to a substrate in a second section of the chamber. The first section and the second section may include nickel plated material. The method may further include reacting the first mixture with the substrate to etch a first layer selectively over a second layer. In addition, the method may include forming a second mixture including products from reacting the first mixture with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Dongqing Yang, Tien Fak Tan, Peter Hillman, Lala Zhu, Nitin K. Ingle, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Christopher Snedigar, Ming Xia
  • Publication number: 20190043726
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology may include a method of etching. The method may include mixing plasma effluents with a gas in a first section of a chamber to form a first mixture. The method may also include flowing the first mixture to a substrate in a second section of the chamber. The first section and the second section may include nickel plated material. The method may further include reacting the first mixture with the substrate to etch a first layer selectively over a second layer. In addition, the method may include forming a second mixture including products from reacting the first mixture with the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Dongqing Yang, Tien Fak Tan, Peter Hillman, Lala Zhu, Nitin K. Ingle, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Christopher Snedigar, Ming Xia