Patents by Inventor Ravi Keshav Joshi

Ravi Keshav Joshi 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: 10978395
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a power metallization structure formed above the semiconductor substrate and a barrier layer formed between the power metallization structure and the semiconductor substrate. The barrier layer is configured to prevent diffusion of metal atoms from the power metallization structure in a direction toward the semiconductor substrate. The power metallization structure is in direct contact with the barrier layer or an electrically conductive layer formed on the barrier layer in a first region. The semiconductor device further includes a passivation layer interposed between the barrier layer and the power metallization structure in a second region. Corresponding methods of manufacturing the semiconductor device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Ravi Keshav Joshi, Rainer Pelzer, Axel Bürke, Sven Schmidbauer, Michael Nelhiebel
  • Patent number: 10861966
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a gate trench extending into a Si substrate; a body region in the Si substrate adjacent the gate trench; a source region in the Si substrate above the body region; a diffusion barrier structure adjacent a sidewall of the gate trench, the diffusion barrier structure including alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and a Si capping layer on the alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si; and a channel region formed in the Si capping layer and which vertically extends along the sidewall of the gate trench. Corresponding methods of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Thomas Feil, Robert Haase, Martin Poelzl, Maximilian Roesch, Sylvain Leomant, Bernhard Goller, Ravi Keshav Joshi
  • Publication number: 20200350401
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a source region and a drain region of a first conductivity type, a body region of a second conductivity type between the source region and the drain region, a gate configured to control current through a channel of the body region, a drift zone of the first conductivity type between the body region and the drain region, a superjunction structure formed by a plurality of regions of the second conductivity type laterally spaced apart from one another by intervening regions of the drift zone, and a diffusion barrier structure disposed along sidewalls of the regions of the second conductivity type of the superjunction structure. The diffusion barrier structure includes alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and a Si capping layer on the alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Poelzl, Robert Haase, Sylvain Leomant, Maximilian Roesch, Ravi Keshav Joshi, Andreas Meiser, Xiaoqiu Huang, Ling Ma
  • Publication number: 20200335448
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a power metallization structure formed above the semiconductor substrate and a barrier layer formed between the power metallization structure and the semiconductor substrate. The barrier layer is configured to prevent diffusion of metal atoms from the power metallization structure in a direction toward the semiconductor substrate. The power metallization structure is in direct contact with the barrier layer or an electrically conductive layer formed on the barrier layer in a first region. The semiconductor device further includes a passivation layer interposed between the barrier layer and the power metallization structure in a second region. Corresponding methods of manufacturing the semiconductor device are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Ravi Keshav Joshi, Rainer Pelzer, Axel Bürke, Sven Schmidbauer, Michael Nelhiebel
  • Patent number: 10790353
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a source region and a drain region of a first conductivity type, a body region of a second conductivity type between the source region and the drain region, a gate configured to control current through a channel of the body region, a drift zone of the first conductivity type between the body region and the drain region, a superjunction structure formed by a plurality of regions of the second conductivity type laterally spaced apart from one another by intervening regions of the drift zone, and a diffusion barrier structure disposed along sidewalls of the regions of the second conductivity type of the superjunction structure. The diffusion barrier structure includes alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and a Si capping layer on the alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Martin Poelzl, Robert Haase, Sylvain Leomant, Maximilian Roesch, Ravi Keshav Joshi, Andreas Meiser, Xiaoqiu Huang, Ling Ma
  • Publication number: 20200303498
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: forming one or more device epitaxial layers over a main surface of a doped Si base substrate; forming a diffusion barrier structure including alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si in an upper part of the doped Si base substrate adjacent the main surface of the doped Si base substrate, in a lower part of the one or more device epitaxial layers adjacent the main surface of the doped Si base substrate, or in one or more additional epitaxial layers disposed between the main surface of the doped Si base substrate and the one or more device epitaxial layers; and forming a gate above the diffusion barrier structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Poelzl, Robert Haase, Maximilian Roesch, Sylvain Leomant, Andreas Meiser, Bernhard Goller, Ravi Keshav Joshi
  • Patent number: 10777506
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of a semiconductor device, the semiconductor devices includes a metal structure electrically connected to a silicon carbide semiconductor body and a metal adhesion and barrier structure between the metal structure and the silicon carbide semiconductor body. The metal adhesion and barrier structure includes a layer comprising titanium and tungsten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Frank Hille, Ravi Keshav Joshi, Michael Fugger, Oliver Humbel, Thomas Laska, Matthias Müller, Roman Roth, Carsten Schaeffer, Hans-Joachim Schulze, Holger Schulze, Juergen Steinbrenner, Frank Umbach
  • Patent number: 10749216
    Abstract: A battery includes a first substrate having a first main surface, a second substrate made of a conducting material or semiconductor material, and a carrier of an insulating material. The carrier has a first and a second main surfaces, the second substrate being attached to the first main surface of the carrier. An opening is formed in the second main surface of the carrier to uncover a portion of a second main surface of the second substrate. The second main surface of the carrier is attached to the first substrate, thereby forming a cavity. The battery further includes an electrolyte disposed in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Ravi Keshav Joshi, Alexander Breymesser, Bernhard Goller, Kamil Karlovsky, Francisco Javier Santos Rodriguez, Peter Zorn
  • Patent number: 10741638
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a doped Si base substrate, one or more device epitaxial layers formed over a main surface of the doped Si base substrate, a diffusion barrier structure, and a gate formed above the diffusion barrier structure. The diffusion barrier structure includes alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si formed in an upper part of the doped Si base substrate adjacent the main surface of the doped Si base substrate, in a lower part of the one or more device epitaxial layers adjacent the main surface of the doped Si base substrate, or in one or more additional epitaxial layers disposed between the main surface of the doped Si base substrate and the one or more device epitaxial layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Martin Poelzl, Robert Haase, Maximilian Roesch, Sylvain Leomant, Andreas Meiser, Bernhard Goller, Ravi Keshav Joshi
  • Patent number: 10734320
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a power metallization structure formed above the semiconductor substrate and a barrier layer formed between the power metallization structure and the semiconductor substrate. The barrier layer is configured to prevent diffusion of metal atoms from the power metallization structure in a direction toward the semiconductor substrate. The power metallization structure is in direct contact with the barrier layer or an electrically conductive layer formed on the barrier layer in a first region. The semiconductor device further includes a passivation layer interposed between the barrier layer and the power metallization structure in a second region. Corresponding methods of manufacturing the semiconductor device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Ravi Keshav Joshi, Rainer Pelzer, Axel Buerke, Sven Schmidbauer, Michael Nelhiebel
  • Publication number: 20200152733
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a source region and a drain region of a first conductivity type, a body region of a second conductivity type between the source region and the drain region, a gate configured to control current through a channel of the body region, a drift zone of the first conductivity type between the body region and the drain region, a superjunction structure formed by a plurality of regions of the second conductivity type laterally spaced apart from one another by intervening regions of the drift zone, and a diffusion barrier structure disposed along sidewalls of the regions of the second conductivity type of the superjunction structure. The diffusion barrier structure includes alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and a Si capping layer on the alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Poelzl, Robert Haase, Sylvain Leomant, Maximilian Roesch, Ravi Keshav Joshi, Andreas Meiser, Xiaoqiu Huang, Ling Ma
  • Publication number: 20200127135
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a gate trench extending into a Si substrate; a body region in the Si substrate adjacent the gate trench; a source region in the Si substrate above the body region; a diffusion barrier structure adjacent a sidewall of the gate trench, the diffusion barrier structure including alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and a Si capping layer on the alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si; and a channel region formed in the Si capping layer and which vertically extends along the sidewall of the gate trench. Corresponding methods of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Feil, Robert Haase, Martin Poelzl, Maximilian Roesch, Sylvain Leomant, Bernhard Goller, Ravi Keshav Joshi
  • Publication number: 20200111896
    Abstract: A method of forming recess for a trench gate electrode includes forming a trench in a first major surface of a semiconductor substrate, the trench having a base and a side wall extending from the base to the first major surface, forming a first insulating layer on the base and the side wall of the trench, inserting a first conductive material into the trench that at least partially covers the first insulation layer to form a field plate in a lower portion of the trench, applying a second insulating layer to the first major surface and the trench such that the second insulating layer fills the trench and covers the conductive material, removing the second insulating layer from the first major surface and partially removing the second insulating layer from the trench by etching and forming a recess for a gate electrode in the second insulating layer in the trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Feil, Jyotshna Bhandari, Christoph Gruber, Heimo Hofer, Ravi Keshav Joshi, Olaf Kuehn, Juergen Steinbrenner
  • Patent number: 10580878
    Abstract: A SiC device with a doped buried region is provided. The doped buried region may be formed by: forming a first trench which extends into a first side of a SiC epitaxial layer of a first conductivity type, the first trench terminating at a first depth in the SiC epitaxial layer; at least partly filling the first trench with an epitaxial material of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type; forming a second trench which extends into the first side of the SiC epitaxial layer so that the second trench overlaps the first trench, the second trench terminates at a second depth in the SiC epitaxial layer which is less than the first depth, and the epitaxial material in the first trench laterally extends below a bottom of the second trench; and forming a gate electrode in the second trench and electrically insulated from the SiC epitaxial layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Ravi Keshav Joshi, Rudolf Elpelt, Romain Esteve
  • Patent number: 10573742
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a gate trench extending into a Si substrate, a body region in the Si substrate adjacent the gate trench, a source region in the Si substrate above the body region, a contact trench extending into the Si substrate and filled with an electrically conductive material which contacts the source region at a sidewall of the contact trench and a highly doped body contact region at a bottom of the contact trench, a diffusion barrier structure formed along the sidewall of the gate trench, the diffusion barrier structure comprising alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and a Si capping layer on the alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si, and a channel region formed in the Si capping layer and which vertically extends along the sidewall of the gate trench. Corresponding methods of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Thomas Feil, Robert Haase, Martin Poelzl, Maximilian Roesch, Sylvain Leomant, Bernhard Goller, Ravi Keshav Joshi
  • Publication number: 20200058760
    Abstract: A SiC device with a doped buried region is provided. The doped buried region may be formed by: forming a first trench which extends into a first side of a SiC epitaxial layer of a first conductivity type, the first trench terminating at a first depth in the SiC epitaxial layer; at least partly filling the first trench with an epitaxial material of a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type; forming a second trench which extends into the first side of the SiC epitaxial layer so that the second trench overlaps the first trench, the second trench terminates at a second depth in the SiC epitaxial layer which is less than the first depth, and the epitaxial material in the first trench laterally extends below a bottom of the second trench; and forming a gate electrode in the second trench and electrically insulated from the SiC epitaxial layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Ravi Keshav Joshi, Rudolf Elpelt, Romain Esteve
  • Publication number: 20200052110
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a gate trench extending into a Si substrate, a body region in the Si substrate adjacent the gate trench, a source region in the Si substrate above the body region, a contact trench extending into the Si substrate and filled with an electrically conductive material which contacts the source region at a sidewall of the contact trench and a highly doped body contact region at a bottom of the contact trench, a diffusion barrier structure formed along the sidewall of the gate trench, the diffusion barrier structure comprising alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si and a Si capping layer on the alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si, and a channel region formed in the Si capping layer and which vertically extends along the sidewall of the gate trench. Corresponding methods of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Feil, Robert Haase, Martin Poelzl, Maximilian Roesch, Sylvain Leomant, Bernhard Goller, Ravi Keshav Joshi
  • Publication number: 20200052066
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a doped Si base substrate, one or more device epitaxial layers formed over a main surface of the doped Si base substrate, a diffusion barrier structure, and a gate formed above the diffusion barrier structure. The diffusion barrier structure includes alternating layers of Si and oxygen-doped Si formed in an upper part of the doped Si base substrate adjacent the main surface of the doped Si base substrate, in a lower part of the one or more device epitaxial layers adjacent the main surface of the doped Si base substrate, or in one or more additional epitaxial layers disposed between the main surface of the doped Si base substrate and the one or more device epitaxial layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Poelzl, Robert Haase, Maximilian Roesch, Sylvain Leomant, Andreas Meiser, Bernhard Goller, Ravi Keshav Joshi
  • Publication number: 20200035610
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a power metallization structure formed above the semiconductor substrate and a barrier layer formed between the power metallization structure and the semiconductor substrate. The barrier layer is configured to prevent diffusion of metal atoms from the power metallization structure in a direction toward the semiconductor substrate. The power metallization structure is in direct contact with the barrier layer or an electrically conductive layer formed on the barrier layer in a first region. The semiconductor device further includes a passivation layer interposed between the barrier layer and the power metallization structure in a second region. Corresponding methods of manufacturing the semiconductor device are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ravi Keshav Joshi, Rainer Pelzer, Axel Buerke, Sven Schmidbauer, Michael Nelhiebel
  • Publication number: 20200013723
    Abstract: A silicon carbide device includes a silicon carbide substrate, a contact layer including nickel, silicon and aluminum, a barrier layer structure including titanium and tungsten, and a metallization layer including copper. The contact layer is located on the silicon carbide substrate. The contact layer is located between the silicon carbide substrate and at least a part of the barrier layer structure. The barrier layer structure is located between the silicon carbide substrate and the metallization layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Fuergut, Ravi Keshav Joshi, Ralf Siemieniec, Thomas Basler, Martin Gruber, Jochen Hilsenbeck, Dethard Peters, Roland Rupp, Wolfgang Scholz