Patents by Inventor James C. Gallagher

James C. Gallagher 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: 20210028020
    Abstract: A method for activating implanted dopants and repairing damage to dopant-implanted GaN to form n-type or p-type GaN. A GaN substrate is implanted with n- or p-type ions and is subjected to a high-temperature anneal to activate the implanted dopants and to produce planar n- or p-type doped areas within the GaN having an activated dopant concentration of about 1018-1022 cm?3. An initial annealing at a temperature at which the GaN is stable at a predetermined process temperature for a predetermined time can be conducted before the high-temperature anneal. A thermally stable cap can be applied to the GaN substrate to suppress nitrogen evolution from the GaN surface during the high-temperature annealing step. The high-temperature annealing can be conducted under N2 pressure to increase the stability of the GaN. The annealing can be conducted using laser annealing or rapid thermal annealing (RTA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Travis J. Anderson, James C. Gallagher, Marko J. Tadjer, Alan G. Jacobs, Boris N. Feigelson
  • Publication number: 20200400578
    Abstract: A method for mapping and analyzing a GaN substrate to identify areas of the substrate suitable for fabrication of electronic devices thereon. Raman spectroscopy is performed over the surface of a GaN substrate to produce maps of the E2 and A1 peaks at a plurality of areas on the substrate surface, the E2 and A1 peaks being associated with known concentrations of defects and charge carriers, so that areas of the GaN substrate having relatively high resistivity or conductivity which make those areas suitable or unsuitable for fabrication of electronic devices can be identified. The devices can then be fabricated only on suitable areas of the substrate, or the size of the devices can be tailored to maximize the yield of devices fabricated thereon. Substrates not meeting a threshold level of defect and/or charge carrier concentration can be discarded without fabrication of poor-quality devices thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Travis J. Anderson, Jennifer K. Hite, James C. Gallagher, Karl D. Hobart
  • Patent number: 5005101
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for generating a negative charge effect in the environment, in which opposite charged spaced electrically conductive plates are dielectric material. A relatively high alternating voltage is applied between alternate spaced plates with sufficient dielectric strength and dielectric constant to withstand the generation of a cold glow discharge or plasma, and withstand the deposit of dirt on them, and withstand exposure to corrosion, humidity, high temperatures, corrosive gases and fumes. A process is disclosed for the separation of undesirable gases and particulates in polluted areas or airstreams. The present invention relates to the excitation, dissociation, and breakdown of gases and other pollutants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Inventors: James C. Gallagher, Michael K. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 4109290
    Abstract: An improved means for generating a negative charge effect in the environment, in which oppositely charged electrically conductive plates are coated with secondary emissive material and are enclosed in a sealed container such as glass that is preferably filled with an inert gas such as argon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1978
    Assignee: APSEE, Incorporated
    Inventor: James C. Gallagher