Patents by Inventor Kevin Sean Matocha

Kevin Sean Matocha 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: 20080121927
    Abstract: A device having an electrode-insulator layer-group III nitride layer structure, wherein an interface between the insulator layer and the group III nitride semiconductor layer lies along a non-polar plane of the group III nitride semiconductor layer is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Kevin Sean Matocha, Vinayak Tilak
  • Publication number: 20080108190
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of fabricating a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor. The method includes the steps of forming a source region on a silicon carbide layer and annealing the source region. A gate oxide layer is formed on the source region and the silicon carbide layer. The method further includes providing a gate electrode on the gate oxide layer and disposing a dielectric layer on the gate electrode and the gate oxide layer. The method further includes etching a portion of the dielectric layer and a portion of the gate oxide layer to form sidewalls on the gate electrode. A metal layer is disposed on the gate electrode, the sidewalls and the source region. The method further includes forming a gate contact and a source contact by subjecting the metal layer to a temperature of at least about 800 degrees Celsius. The gate contact and the source contact comprise a metal silicide. The distance between the gate contact and the source contact is less than about 0.6 micrometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Kevin Sean Matocha
  • Publication number: 20080050876
    Abstract: A method of forming a vertical MOSFET device includes forming a trench within a drift layer substrate, the drift layer comprising a first polarity type, the trench generally defining a well region of a second polarity type opposite the first polarity type. An ohmic contact layer is formed within a bottom surface of the trench, the ohmic contact layer comprising a material of the second polarity type. A layer of the second polarity type is epitaxially grown over the drift layer, sidewall surfaces of the trench, and the ohmic contact layer. A layer of the first polarity type is epitaxially grown over the epitaxially grown layer of the second polarity type so as to refill the trench, and the epitaxially grown layers of the first and second polarity type are planarized so as to expose an upper surface of the drift layer substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Sean Matocha, Jody Alan Fronheiser, Larry Burton Rowland, Jesse Berkley Tucker, Stephen Daley Arthur, Zachary Matthew Stum
  • Publication number: 20080014693
    Abstract: A vertical MOSFET device includes a well region of a first conductivity type formed within a surface of a substrate of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type. A doped source region of the second conductivity type is formed within the well region. A plurality of highly doped regions, with respect to the well region of the first conductivity type, are disposed within an outer perimeter of the doped source region, and away from a concentric middle point with respect to the well region and doped source region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Kevin Sean Matocha