Patents by Inventor Yinuo Jin

Yinuo Jin 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: 11103898
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for effectively cleaning vias, trenches or recessed areas on a substrate using an ultra/mega sonic device, comprising: applying liquid into a space between a substrate and an ultra/mega sonic device; setting an ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after the ratio of total bubbles volume to volume inside vias, trenches or recessed areas on the substrate increasing to a first set value, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f2 and power P2 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after the ratio of total bubbles volume to volume inside the vias, trenches or recessed areas reducing to a second set value, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 again; repeating above steps till the substrate being cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ACM Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Xi Wang, Fuping Chen, Fufa Chen, Jian Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yinuo Jin, Zhaowei Jia, Jun Wang, Xuejun Li
  • Patent number: 11037804
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for cleaning substrate without damaging patterned structure on the substrate using ultra/mega sonic device, comprising: applying liquid into a space between a substrate and an ultra/mega sonic device; setting an ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after micro jet generated by bubble implosion and before said micro jet generated by bubble implosion damaging patterned structure on the substrate, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f2 and power P2 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after temperature inside bubble cooling down to a set temperature, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 again; repeating above steps till the substrate being cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ACM Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Xi Wang, Fuping Chen, Fufa Chen, Jian Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yinuo Jin, Zhaowei Jia, Jun Wang, Xuejun Li
  • Publication number: 20210125848
    Abstract: A method for cleaning semiconductor substrate without damaging patterned structure on the substrate using ultra/mega sonic device comprising applying liquid into a space between a substrate and an ultra/mega sonic device; setting an ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; before bubble cavitation in said liquid damaging patterned structure on the substrate, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f2 and power P2 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after temperature inside bubble cooling down to a set temperature, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 again; repeating above steps till the substrate being cleaned. Normally, if f1=f2, then P2 is equal to zero or much less than P1; if P1=P2, then f2 is higher than f1; if the f1<f2, then, P2 can be either equal or less than P1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Fufa Chen, Fuping Chen, Jian Wang, Xi Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yinuo Jin, Zhaowei Jia, Liangzhi Xie, Jun Wang, Xuejun Li
  • Patent number: 10910244
    Abstract: A method for cleaning semiconductor substrate without damaging patterned structure on the substrate using ultra/mega sonic device comprising applying liquid into a space between a substrate and an ultra/mega sonic device; setting an ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; before bubble cavitation in said liquid damaging patterned structure on the substrate, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f2 and power P2 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after temperature inside bubble cooling down to a set temperature, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 again; repeating above steps till the substrate being cleaned. Normally, if f1=f2, then P2 is equal to zero or much less than P1; if P1=P2, then f2 is higher than f1; if the f1<f2, then, P2 can be either equal or less than P1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ACM Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Fufa Chen, Fuping Chen, Jian Wang, Xi Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yinuo Jin, Zhaowei Jia, Liangzhi Xie, Jun Wang, Xuejun Li
  • Publication number: 20200335325
    Abstract: A method for cleaning semiconductor substrate (1010,2010) without damaging patterned structure on the semiconductor substrate (1010,2010) using ultra/mega sonic device (1003,2003) comprises applying liquid into a space between a substrate (1010,2010) and an ultra/mega sonic device (1003,2003); setting an ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 to drive the ultra/mega sonic device (1003,2003); before bubble cavitation in the liquid damaging patterned structure on the substrate (1010,2010), setting the ultra/mega sonic power supply at zero output;after temperature inside bubble cooling down to a set temperature, setting the ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 again; detecting power on time at power P1 and frequency f1 and power off time separately or detecting amplitude of each waveform output by the ultra/mega sonic power supply; comparing the detected power on time with a preset time ?1, or comparing the detected power off time with a preset time ?2, or comparing dete
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Hui Wang, Fufa Chen, Fuping Chen, Jian Wang, Xi Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yinuo Jin, Zhaowei Jia, Liangzhi Xie, Xuejun Li
  • Publication number: 20190287824
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for cleaning substrate without damaging patterned structure on the substrate using ultra/mega sonic device, comprising: applying liquid into a space between a substrate and an ultra/mega sonic device; setting an ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after micro jet generated by bubble implosion and before said micro jet generated by bubble implosion damaging patterned structure on the substrate, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f2 and power P2 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after temperature inside bubble cooling down to a set temperature, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 again; repeating above steps till the substrate being cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Xi Wang, Fuping Chen, Fufa Chen, Jian Wang, Xiao Zhang, YInuo Jin, Zhaowei Jia, Jun Wang, XueJun Li
  • Publication number: 20190283090
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for effectively cleaning vias, trenches or recessed areas on a substrate using an ultra/mega sonic device, comprising: applying liquid into a space between a substrate and an ultra/mega sonic device; setting an ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after the ratio of total bubbles volume to volume inside vias, trenches or recessed areas on the substrate increasing to a first set value, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f2 and power P2 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after the ratio of total bubbles volume to volume inside the vias, trenches or recessed areas reducing to a second set value, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 again; repeating above steps till the substrate being cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Xi Wang, Fuping Chen, Fufa Chen, Jian Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yinuo Jin, Zhaowei Jia, Jun Wang, Xuejun Li
  • Patent number: 10227705
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for plating and/or polishing wafer includes a wafer chuck, an auxiliary nozzle apparatus and a main nozzle apparatus. The wafer chuck holds and positions the wafer, moves horizontally, and rotates. The auxiliary nozzle apparatus supplies uncharged or charged electrolyte to cover the outer edge of the wafer and the wafer chuck, and the main nozzle apparatus supplies charged electrolyte to the surface of the wafer, to improve the plating and/or polishing uniformity of the outer edge of the wafer, reduce the entire electric resistance of the apparatus, and improve the plating and/or polishing rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Yinuo Jin, Hongchao Yang, Hui Wang
  • Publication number: 20180151398
    Abstract: A method for cleaning semiconductor substrate without damaging patterned structure on the substrate using ultra/mega sonic device comprising applying liquid into a space between a substrate and an ultra/mega sonic device; setting an ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; before bubble cavitation in said liquid damaging patterned structure on the substrate, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f2 and power P2 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after temperature inside bubble cooling down to a set temperature, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 again; repeating above steps till the substrate being cleaned. Normally, if f1=f2, then P2 is equal to zero or much less than P1; if P1=P2, then f2 is higher than f1; if the f1<f2, then, P2 can be either equal or less than P1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Fufa Chen, Fuping Chen, Jian Wang, Xi Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yinuo Jin, Zhaowei Jia, Liangzhi Xie, Jun Wang, Xuejun Li
  • Publication number: 20180071795
    Abstract: A method for controlling damages in cleaning a semiconductor wafer comprising features of patterned structures, the method comprising: delivering a cleaning liquid over a surface of a semiconductor wafer during a cleaning process; and imparting sonic energy to the cleaning liquid from a sonic transducer during the cleaning process, wherein power is alternately supplied to the sonic transducer at a first frequency and a first power level for a first predetermined period of time and at a second frequency and a second power level for a second predetermined period of time, the first predetermined period of time and the second predetermined period of time consecutively following one another, wherein at least one of the cleaning parameters is determined such that a percentage of damaged features as a result of the imparting sonic energy is lower than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Fufa Chen, Fuping Chen, Jian Wang, Xi Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yinuo Jin, Zhaowei Jia, Liangzhi Xie, Jun Wang, Xuejun Li, Xi Wang
  • Publication number: 20180071794
    Abstract: A system for controlling damages in cleaning a semiconductor wafer comprising features of patterned structures, the system comprising: a wafer holder for temporary restraining a semiconductor wafer during a cleaning process; an inlet for delivering a cleaning liquid over a surface of the semiconductor wafer; a sonic generator configured to alternately operate at a first frequency and a first power level for a first predetermined period of time and at a second frequency and a second power level for a second predetermined period of time, to impart sonic energy to the cleaning liquid, the first predetermined period of time and the second predetermined period of time consecutively following one another; and a controller programmed to provide the cleaning parameters, wherein at least one of the cleaning parameters is determined such that a percentage of damaged features as a result of the imparting sonic energy is lower than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Fufa Chen, Fuping Chen, Jian Wang, Xi Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yinuo Jin, Zhaowei Jia, Liangzhi Xie, Jun Wang, Xuejun Li, Xi Wang
  • Patent number: 9865476
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for pulse electrochemical polishing a wafer are disclosed. The method comprises steps of: establishing a duty cycle table showing all points on the wafer, a removal thickness corresponding to every point and a duty cycle corresponding to the removal thickness; driving a wafer chuck holding and positioning the wafer to move at a preset speed so that a special point on the wafer is right above a nozzle ejecting charged electrolyte onto the wafer; looking up the duty cycle table and obtaining the removal thickness and the duty cycle corresponding to the special point; and applying a preset pulse power source to the wafer and the nozzle and the actual polishing power source for polishing the special point being equal to the duty cycle multiplying by the preset power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Yinuo Jin, Jun Wang, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 9724803
    Abstract: A nozzle for charging and ejecting electrolyte in SFP process is disclosed. The nozzle includes an insulated foundation defining a through-hole, a conductive body as negative electrode connecting with a power source for charging the electrolyte and an insulated nozzle head. The conductive body has a fixing portion located on the insulated foundation. The fixing portion forms a receiving portion inserted into the through-hole and defining a receiving hole passing therethrough. The insulated nozzle head has a cover assembled with the insulated foundation above the conductive body and a tube extending through the cover and defining a main fluid path through where the charged electrolyte is ejected for polishing. The tube is inserted in the receiving hole and stretches out of the receiving hole of the conductive body forming an auxiliary fluid path between an inner circumferential surface of the receiving portion and an outer circumferential surface of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Yinuo Jin, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 9558985
    Abstract: A vacuum chuck is disclosed for holding and positioning wafers more stably and securely. The vacuum chuck includes a supporting assembly having a receiving groove and at least one first vacuum aperture defined in the receiving groove. A seal unit includes a seal ring bulging to form a vacuum trough. The seal ring is fixed in the receiving groove of the supporting assembly and has at least one second vacuum aperture communicating with the first vacuum aperture. A chuck connector fastened with the supporting assembly has at least one vacuum port and at least one vacuum orifice communicating with the vacuum port. At least one vacuum hose connects the first vacuum aperture, the second vacuum aperture with the vacuum orifice and the vacuum port of the chuck connector for evacuating the air of the vacuum trough to hold and position the wafer on the seal ring and the supporting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Yinuo Jin, Yong Shao, Hui Wang
  • Publication number: 20160115613
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for plating and/or polishing wafer includes a wafer chuck, an auxiliary nozzle apparatus and a main nozzle apparatus. The wafer chuck holds and positions the wafer, moves horizontally, and rotates. The auxiliary nozzle apparatus supplies uncharged or charged electrolyte to cover the outer edge of the wafer and the wafer chuck, and the main nozzle apparatus supplies charged electrolyte to the surface of the wafer, to improve the plating and/or polishing uniformity of the outer edge of the wafer, reduce the entire electric resistance of the apparatus, and improve the plating and/or polishing rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Yinuo Jin, Hongchao Yang, Hui Wang
  • Publication number: 20150155183
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for pulse electrochemical polishing a wafer are disclosed. The method comprises steps of: establishing a duty cycle table showing all points on the wafer, a removal thickness corresponding to every point and a duty cycle corresponding to the removal thickness; driving a wafer chuck holding and positioning the wafer to move at a preset speed so that a special point on the wafer is right above a nozzle ejecting charged electrolyte onto the wafer; looking up the duty cycle table and obtaining the removal thickness and the duty cycle corresponding to the special point; and applying a preset pulse power source to the wafer and the nozzle and the actual polishing power source for polishing the special point being equal to the duty cycle multiplying by the preset power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Yinuo Jin, Jun Wang, Hui Wang
  • Publication number: 20150069723
    Abstract: A vacuum chuck is disclosed for holding and positioning wafers more stably and securely. The vacuum chuck includes a supporting assembly having a receiving groove and at least one first vacuum aperture defined in the receiving groove. A seal unit includes a seal ring bulging to form a vacuum trough. The seal ring is fixed in the receiving groove of the supporting assembly and has at least one second vacuum aperture communicating with the first vacuum aperture. A chuck connector fastened with the supporting assembly has at least one vacuum port and at least one vacuum orifice communicating with the vacuum port. At least one vacuum hose connects the first vacuum aperture, the second vacuum aperture with the vacuum orifice and the vacuum port of the chuck connector for evacuating the air of the vacuum trough to hold and position the wafer on the seal ring and the supporting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc,.
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Yinuo Jin, Yong Shao, Hui Wang
  • Publication number: 20150072599
    Abstract: A nozzle for charging and ejecting electrolyte in SFP process is disclosed. The nozzle includes an insulated foundation defining a through-hole, a conductive body as negative electrode connecting with a power source for charging the electrolyte and an insulated nozzle head. The conductive body has a fixing portion located on the insulated foundation. The fixing portion protrudes to form a receiving portion inserted into the through-hole and defining a receiving hole passing therethrough and the fixing portion. The insulated nozzle head has a cover stably assembled with the insulated foundation above the conductive body and a tube extending through the cover and defining a main fluid path through where the charged electrolyte is ejected for polishing. The tube is inserted in the receiving hole and stretches out of the receiving hole of the conductive body. An auxiliary fluid path is formed between an inner circumferential surface of the receiving portion and an outer circumferential surface of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Yinuo Jin, Hui Wang