Patents by Inventor Joseph D. Fivas

Joseph D. Fivas 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: 7669313
    Abstract: A method is provided of fabricating a thin film resistor semiconductor structure. In one aspect of the invention, the method includes forming a dielectric layer over a semiconductor substrate, forming a thin film resistor on the dielectric layer, and annealing the thin film resistor at a substantially high temperature for a predetermined time period to set the thermal coefficient of resistance of the thin film resistor. A passivation layer is formed over the semiconductor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph D. Fivas, Georgina Shah, Dianna L. Chandler
  • Publication number: 20040155387
    Abstract: A composite material includes a plurality of continuous graphite fiber strands, bundles, or other such fiber configurations disposed within a hardened ceramic matrix. The continuous graphite fiber strands are preferably covered or “pegged” with a ceramic slurry (e.g., a porcelain ceramic slurry), attached to a pre-formed foundation, then fired to produce a fiber-enhanced ceramic structure. In this way, a may be efficiently fabricated for use in applications requiring high-strength materials capable of withstanding temperature extremes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventor: Joseph D. Fivas