Patents by Inventor Juan Alejandro Herbsommer

Juan Alejandro Herbsommer 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: 10976708
    Abstract: A clock apparatus includes: (a) a gas cell, including a continuous path cavity including a sealed interior for providing a signal waveguide; (b) an apparatus for providing an electromagnetic wave to travel along the continuous path cavity and for circulating around the continuous path cavity back toward and past a point of entry of the electromagnetic wave in the continuous path cavity; (c) a dipolar gas inside the sealed interior of the cavity; and (d) receiving apparatus for detecting an amount of energy in the electromagnetic wave, wherein the amount of energy is responsive to an amount of absorption of the electromagnetic wave as the electromagnetic wave passes through the dipolar gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Bichoy Bahr, Argyrios Dellis, Adam Joseph Fruehling
  • Patent number: 10969746
    Abstract: In described examples, a physics cell includes: a laser source configured to emit light towards an atomic chamber containing an atomic gas; a photodetector configured to receive emissions from the atomic chamber; and a field coil for generating a magnetic field in the atomic chamber. An electronics circuit includes: a controller circuit coupled to the photodetector output and having control outputs to a digital to analog converter circuit; the digital to analog converter circuit having a coil current output to adjust the magnetic field, a modulation control output to control a modulation of the light, and having an output to control a voltage controlled oscillator; and a radio-frequency output circuit having a voltage controlled oscillator coupled to the output of the digital to analog converter circuit outputting a radio frequency signal to the laser source in the physics cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bradley Allen Kramer, Benjamin Stassen Cook, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer
  • Patent number: 10913654
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a package substrate, a circuit assembly, and a housing. The circuit assembly is mounted on the package substrate. The circuit assembly includes a first sealed cavity formed in a device substrate. The housing is mounted on the package substrate to form a second sealed cavity about the circuit assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Fruehling, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Simon Joshua Jacobs, Benjamin Stassen Cook, James F. Hallas, Randy Long
  • Patent number: 10910705
    Abstract: An antenna-in-package (AiP) device includes a substrate stack having a ceramic substrate attached to an organic substrate, where a dielectric constant of the ceramic substrate is higher than a dielectric constant of the organic substrate. An antenna is on a top side of the ceramic substrate. An integrated circuit (IC) die is flip chip attached to a bottom side of the ceramic substrate or to a top surface of the organic substrate. The IC die includes a radio circuit including at least a transmitter, and there is at least one interconnect for coupling the radio circuit to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Vikas Gupta, Athena Lin, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer
  • Patent number: 10900837
    Abstract: A compact mmW spectroscopy cell system for detecting volatile organic compounds (compounds) in a gas. The system includes a gas collection chamber, an input buffer cavity for receiving the gas from the gas collection chamber, pumping devices to pass the gas from the buffer cavity to an absorption cell and maintain pressure, and a transceiver connected to the cell. The transceiver interrogates the absorption cell filled with the gas by passing a high frequency electromagnetic signal and sweeping the signal to generate an absorption spectra which is compared to a spectroscopy database for detecting the compounds in the gas. The absorption cell, collection chambers, and pumping devices are fabricated with standard CMOS processing techniques at chip and wafer scale. The transceiver bonded to the absorption cell with chip scale integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Fruehling, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Argyrios Dellis
  • Patent number: 10886590
    Abstract: An interposer that acts as a buffer zone between a transceiver IC and a dielectric waveguide interconnect is used to establish two well defined reference planes that can be optimized independently. The interposer includes a block of material having a first interface region to interface with an antenna coupled to an integrated circuit (IC) and a second interface region to interface to the dielectric waveguide. An interface waveguide is formed by a defined region positioned within the block of material between the first interface region and the second interface region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Baher Haroun, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Gerd Schuppener, Swaminathan Sankaran
  • Publication number: 20200409312
    Abstract: A millimeter wave apparatus, with a substrate, a transceiver in a first fixed position relative to the substrate, and a gas cell in a second fixed position relative to the substrate. The clock apparatus also comprises at least four waveguides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Fruehling, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Argyrios Dellis
  • Publication number: 20200403299
    Abstract: An antenna-in-package (AiP) device includes a substrate stack having a ceramic substrate attached to an organic substrate, where a dielectric constant of the ceramic substrate is higher than a dielectric constant of the organic substrate. An antenna is on a top side of the ceramic substrate. An integrated circuit (IC) die is flip chip attached to a bottom side of the ceramic substrate or to a top surface of the organic substrate. The IC die includes a radio circuit including at least a transmitter, and there is at least one interconnect for coupling the radio circuit to the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Vikas Gupta, Athena Lin, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer
  • Publication number: 20200387115
    Abstract: In a clock apparatus, a signal waveguide includes: a gas cell having a sealed interior; and a dipolar gas inside the sealed interior. A first apparatus is configured to provide a first electromagnetic wave through the sealed interior along a first direction. A second apparatus is configured to provide a second electromagnetic wave through the sealed interior along a second direction, in which the second direction is opposite the first direction. Also, the clock apparatus includes receiving apparatus coupled to the signal waveguide and configured to detect an amount of energy in the second electromagnetic wave passing through the dipolar gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Argyrios Dellis, Adam Joseph Fruehling
  • Patent number: 10859980
    Abstract: A clock apparatus with a gas cell. The gas cell includes: (i) a first chamber including a sealed interior for providing a signal waveguide; and (ii) a second chamber, in fluid communication with the first chamber, and comprising apparatus for directing atoms having a selected velocity vector into the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Argyrios Dellis, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Adam Joseph Fruehling
  • Patent number: 10809668
    Abstract: A millimeter wave apparatus, with a substrate, a transceiver in a first fixed position relative to the substrate, and a gas cell in a second fixed position relative to the substrate. The clock apparatus also comprises at least four waveguides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Fruehling, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Argyrios Dellis
  • Publication number: 20200321677
    Abstract: A device includes a multilayer substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. An integrated circuit is mounted on the second surface of the multilayer substrate, the integrated circuit having transmission circuitry configured to process millimeter wave signals. A substrate waveguide having a substantially solid wall is formed within a portion of the multilayer substrate perpendicular to the first surface. The substrate waveguide has a first end with the wall having an edge exposed on the first surface of the multilayer substrate. A reflector is located in one of the layers of the substrate and is coupled to an edge of the wall on an opposite end of the substrate waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Hassan Omar Ali, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Benjamin Stassen Cook, Vikas Gupta, Athena Lin, Swaminathan Sankaran
  • Patent number: 10775422
    Abstract: A device includes a substrate that includes a resonant cavity. The resonant cavity includes a plurality of dipolar molecules that have an absorption frequency. The resonant cavity resonates at a frequency that is equal to the absorption frequency of the dipolar molecules. The device further includes a first port on the resonant cavity configured to receive a radio frequency (RF) signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Fruehling, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Benjamin Stassen Cook, Swaminathan Sankaran
  • Publication number: 20200272107
    Abstract: A clock apparatus includes: (a) a gas cell, including a continuous path cavity including a sealed interior for providing a signal waveguide; (b) an apparatus for providing an electromagnetic wave to travel along the continuous path cavity and for circulating around the continuous path cavity back toward and past a point of entry of the electromagnetic wave in the continuous path cavity; (c) a dipolar gas inside the sealed interior of the cavity; and (d) receiving apparatus for detecting an amount of energy in the electromagnetic wave, wherein the amount of energy is responsive to an amount of absorption of the electromagnetic wave as the electromagnetic wave passes through the dipolar gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Bichoy Bahr, Argyrios Dellis, Adam Joseph Fruehling
  • Patent number: 10754302
    Abstract: A clock apparatus, with: (i) a gas cell, including a cavity including a sealed interior for providing a signal waveguide; (ii) a first apparatus for providing a first electromagnetic wave to travel in the cavity and along a first direction; (iii) a second apparatus for providing a second electromagnetic wave to travel in the cavity and along a second direction opposite the first direction; (iv) a dipolar gas inside the sealed interior of the cavity; and (v) receiving apparatus for detecting an amount of energy in the second electromagnetic wave after the second electromagnetic wave passes through the dipolar gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Argyrios Dellis, Adam Joseph Fruehling
  • Publication number: 20200257250
    Abstract: A clock generator includes a hermetically sealed cavity and clock generation circuitry. A dipolar molecule in the hermetically sealed cavity has a quantum rotational state transition at a fixed frequency. The clock generation circuitry generates an output clock signal based on the fixed frequency of the dipolar molecule. The clock generation circuitry includes a detection circuit, a reference oscillator, and control circuitry. The detection circuit generates a first detection signal and a second detection signal representative of amplitude of signal at an output of the hermetically sealed cavity responsive to a first sweep signal and a second sweep signal input to the hermetically sealed cavity. The control circuitry sets a frequency of the reference oscillator based on a difference in time of identification of the fixed frequency of the dipolar molecule in the first detection signal and the second detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Bichoy BAHR, Argyrios DELLIS, Adam FRUEHLING, Juan Alejandro HERBSOMMER
  • Publication number: 20200241480
    Abstract: A clock generator includes a hermetically sealed cavity and clock generation circuitry. A dipolar molecule that exhibits a quantum rotational state transition at a fixed frequency is disposed in the cavity. The clock generation circuitry is configured to generate an output clock signal based on the fixed frequency of the dipolar molecule. The clock generation circuitry includes a detector circuit, a multiplier, and reference oscillator control circuitry. The detector circuit is coupled to the cavity, and is configured to generate a detection signal representative of an amplitude of a signal at an output of the cavity. The multiplier is coupled to the detector circuit, and is configured to multiply the detection signal with a mixing signal to produce a derivative of the detection signal. The reference oscillator control circuitry is configured to set a frequency of a reference oscillator based on the derivative of the detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Bichoy Bahr, Argyrios Dellis, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Baher Haroun
  • Publication number: 20200207611
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a package substrate, a circuit assembly, and a housing. The circuit assembly is mounted on the package substrate. The circuit assembly includes a first sealed cavity formed in a device substrate. The housing is mounted on the package substrate to form a second sealed cavity about the circuit assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Joseph FRUEHLING, Juan Alejandro HERBSOMMER, Simon Joshua JACOBS, Benjamin Stassen Cook, James F. HALLAS, Randy LONG
  • Publication number: 20200209062
    Abstract: A compact mmW spectroscopy cell system for detecting volatile organic compounds (compounds) in a gas. The system includes a gas collection chamber, an input buffer cavity for receiving the gas from the gas collection chamber, pumping devices to pass the gas from the buffer cavity to an absorption cell and maintain pressure, and a transceiver connected to the cell. The transceiver interrogates the absorption cell filled with the gas by passing a high frequency electromagnetic signal and sweeping the signal to generate an absorption spectra which is compared to a spectroscopy database for detecting the compounds in the gas. The absorption cell, collection chambers, and pumping devices are fabricated with standard CMOS processing techniques at chip and wafer scale. The transceiver bonded to the absorption cell with chip scale integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Fruehling, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Argyrios Dellis
  • Publication number: 20200166404
    Abstract: Millimeter wave energy is provided to a spectroscopy cavity of a spectroscopy device that contains interrogation molecules. The microwave energy is received after it traverses the spectroscopy cavity. The amount of interrogation molecules in the spectroscopy cavity is adjusted by activating a precursor material in one or more sub-cavities coupled to the spectroscopy cavity by a diffusion path to increase the amount of interrogation molecules or by activating the getter material in one or more sub-cavities coupled to the spectroscopy cavity by a diffusion path to decrease the amount of interrogation molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Joseph Fruehling, Benjamin Stassen Cook, Simon Joshua Jacobs, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer