Patents by Inventor Michael Allen Ball

Michael Allen Ball 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: 7450452
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes providing an electrical connection to a well of a MOS transistor of a static random access memory (SRAM) cell. A predetermined voltage is applied to the well using the connection to cause a threshold voltage (Vt) of said transistor to change. The change is employed to identify a reliability characteristic of the semiconductor device. An SRAM parameter is altered to modify the reliability characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Juan A. Rosal, Michael Allen Ball, Jayesh C. Raval, Anand T. Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20070297254
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes providing an electrical connection to a well of a MOS transistor of a static random access memory (SRAM) cell. A predetermined voltage is applied to the well using the connection to cause a threshold voltage (Vt) of said transistor to change. The change is employed to identify a reliability characteristic of the semiconductor device. An SRAM parameter is altered to modify the reliability characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Juan A. Rosal, Michael Allen Ball, Jayesh C. Raval, Anand T. Krishnan