Patent Number: 8,815,616

Title: Slit valve unit and film forming apparatus having the same

Abstract: There is provided a slit valve unit including: a body disposed on an outer side of a process chamber and having an entrance connected to an opening of the process chamber; a slit valve provided in an internal space of the body and selectively opening and closing the entrance; a plurality of packing members provided along the circumference of the entrance on an inner side of the body and tightly attached to the slit valve when the slit valve shields the entrance; and a connection pipe having one end exposed between the plurality of packing members on the inner side of the body so as to be connected to an airtight space formed among the plurality of packing members, the body, and the slit valve, and the other end exposed to the outer side of the body, the connection pipe penetrating the body.

Inventors: Bang; Sang Kyu (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Kwak; Sung Don (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Kim; Choo-Ho (Gyeonggi-do, KR), Ji; Won Soo (Gyeonggi-do, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G01R 31/26 (20140101); B65G 53/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018