Patents by Inventor Marco Corsi

Marco Corsi 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: 10251258
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided. There is a circuit assembly with a package substrate and an integrated circuit (IC). The package substrate has a microstrip line, and the IC is secured to the package substrate and is electrically coupled to the microstrip line. A circuit board is also secured to the package substrate. A dielectric waveguide is secured to the circuit board. The dielectric waveguide has a dielectric core that extends into a transition region located between the dielectric waveguide and the microstrip line, and the microstrip line is configured to form a communication link with the dielectric waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Juan A. Herbsommer, Robert F. Payne, Marco Corsi, Baher S. Haroun, Hassan Ali
  • Publication number: 20180321795
    Abstract: A pulse of terahertz radiation is transmitted through a touch panel formed of a dielectric material. The pulse generates an employable evanescent field in a region adjacent to a touch surface of the touch panel. The terahertz radiation has a frequency range between 0.1 terahertz and 10 terahertz. A reflected pulse is generated from an object located within the region adjacent to the touch surface of the touch panel. A position is triangulated of the object on the touch surface of the touch panel, based at least in part on the reflected pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Baher S. Haroun, Marco Corsi, Brian P. Ginsburg, Vijay B. Rentala, Srinath M. Ramaswamy, Eunyoung Seok
  • Publication number: 20180219533
    Abstract: In the described examples, a driver includes a signal controller that provides a gate control signal to a gate buffer coupled to a gate of a transistor and a field plate control signal to a field plate buffer coupled to a field plate of the transistor. The signal controller provides a rising edge on the field plate control signal causing the field plate buffer to provide a bias voltage on the field plate of the transistor a predetermined amount of time after providing a rising edge on the gate control signal that causes the gate buffer to provide a turn-on voltage on the gate of the transistor that causes the transistor to transition from a cutoff region to a saturation region and to a linear region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: JOSEPH MAURICE KHAYAT, MARCO CORSI, LEMUEL HERBERT THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20170295533
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for chip to chip communications in electronic circuits. In one embodiment, a networking device includes an input port circuit having a transmitter circuit coupled one or more transmitter antennas, wherein the input port circuit transmits a data packet to a first output port circuit using millimeter wave signals. The networking device includes output port circuits including at least the first output port circuit, each of the output port circuits having a receiver circuit coupled to one or more receiver antennas. The networking device includes a beamforming circuit coupled to the one or more transmitter antennas of the input port circuit, wherein the beamforming circuit causes the one or more transmitter antennas to transmit an antenna beam directed at the one or more receiver antennas of the first output port circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Nirmal Chindhu WARKE, Srinath HOSUR, Martin J. IZZARD, Siraj AKHTAR, Baher S. HAROUN, Marco CORSI
  • Patent number: 9699705
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for chip to chip communications in electronic circuits. A router or switch receives data packets at input port ASICs. A routing table on the input port ASIC or on a routing ASIC is used to identify a destination port ASIC based upon header information in the data packet. The data packet is transmitted from the input port ASIC to the destination port ASIC using millimeter wave signals that are transmitted across a waveguide or a wireless interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Nirmal Chindhu Warke, Srinath Hosur, Martin J. Izzard, Siraj Akhtar, Baher S. Haroun, Marco Corsi
  • Patent number: 9484630
    Abstract: In some developing interconnect technologies, such as chip-to-chip optical interconnect or metal waveguide interconnects, misalignment can be a serious issue. Here, however, a interconnect that uses an on-chip directional antenna (which operates in the sub-millimeter range) to form a radio frequency (RF) interconnect through a dielectric waveguide is provided. This system allows for misalignment while providing the increased communication bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Baher S. Haroun, Marco Corsi, Siraj Akhtar, Nirmal C. Warke
  • Publication number: 20160309581
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided. There is a circuit assembly with a package substrate and an integrated circuit (IC). The package substrate has a microstrip line, and the IC is secured to the package substrate and is electrically coupled to the microstrip line. A circuit board is also secured to the package substrate. A dielectric waveguide is secured to the circuit board. The dielectric waveguide has a dielectric core that extends into a transition region located between the dielectric waveguide and the microstrip line, and the microstrip line is configured to form a communication link with the dielectric waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Juan A. Herbsommer, Robert F. Payne, Marco Corsi, Baher S. Haroun, Hassan Ali
  • Patent number: 9405064
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided. There is a circuit assembly with a package substrate and an integrated circuit (IC). The package substrate has a microstrip line, and the IC is secured to the package substrate and is electrically coupled to the microstrip line. A circuit board is also secured to the package substrate. A dielectric waveguide is secured to the circuit board. The dielectric waveguide has a dielectric core that extends into a transition region located between the dielectric waveguide and the microstrip line, and the microstrip line is configured to form a communication link with the dielectric waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Juan A. Herbsommer, Robert F. Payne, Marco Corsi, Baher S. Haroun, Hassan Ali
  • Publication number: 20160109261
    Abstract: A sensor power management arrangement includes a signal processing circuit configured to receive signal from a sensor, to test the signal against at least one criterion, and to pass the signal for further processing in response to the signal passing the at least one criterion. In this way, only signals that are of a sufficient importance or significance will consume the maximum amount of processing energy and through processing by later processes or circuitry. Should a signal from a sensor not be strong enough or meet other criteria, power will not be wasted in preparing that signal for provision to the microcontroller or microprocessor. Additional flexibility in the sensor power management can be realized by adjusting the criteria against which the sensor signal is compared based on a status of the sensor apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Sriram Narayanan, David Louis Freeman, Marco Corsi
  • Patent number: 9222802
    Abstract: A sensor power management arrangement includes a signal processing circuit configured to receive signal from a sensor, to test the signal against at least one criterion, and to pass the signal for further processing in response to the signal passing the at least one criterion. In this way, only signals that are of a sufficient importance or significance will consume the maximum amount of processing energy and through processing by later processes or circuitry. Should a signal from a sensor not be strong enough or meet other criteria, power will not be wasted in preparing that signal for provision to the microcontroller or microprocessor. Additional flexibility in the sensor power management can be realized by adjusting the criteria against which the sensor signal is compared based on a status of the sensor apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sriram Narayanan, David Louis Freeman, Marco Corsi
  • Patent number: 9163941
    Abstract: Accelerometers have a number of wide-ranging uses, and it is desirable to both increase their accuracy while decreasing size. Here, millimeter or sub-millimeter wavelength accelerometers are provided which has the advantage of having the high accuracy of an optical accelerometer, while being compact. Additionally, because millimeter or sub-millimeter wavelength signals are employed, cumbersome and awkward on-chip optical devices and bulky optical mediums can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Hung, Marco Corsi
  • Publication number: 20150280320
    Abstract: In some developing interconnect technologies, such as chip-to-chip optical interconnect or metal waveguide interconnects, misalignment can be a serious issue. Here, however, a interconnect that uses an on-chip directional antenna (which operates in the sub-millimeter range) to form a radio frequency (RF) interconnect through a dielectric waveguide is provided. This system allows for misalignment while providing the increased communication bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Baher S. Haroun, Marco Corsi, Siraj Akhtar, Nirmal C. Warke
  • Patent number: 9123737
    Abstract: In some developing interconnect technologies, such as chip-to-chip optical interconnect or metal waveguide interconnects, misalignment can be a serious issue. Here, however, a interconnect that uses an on-chip directional antenna (which operates in the sub-millimeter range) to form a radio frequency (RF) interconnect through a dielectric waveguide is provided. This system allows for misalignment while providing the increased communication bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Baher S. Haroun, Marco Corsi, Siraj Akhtar, Nirmal C. Warke
  • Patent number: 9070703
    Abstract: In some developing interconnect technologies, such as chip-to-chip optical interconnect or metal waveguide interconnects, misalignment can be a serious issue. Here, however, a interconnect that uses an on-chip directional antenna (which operates in the sub-millimeter range) to form a radio frequency (RF) interconnect through a dielectric waveguide is provided. This system allows for misalignment while providing the increased communication bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Baher S. Haroun, Marco Corsi, Siraj Akhtar, Nirmal C. Warke
  • Patent number: 9013339
    Abstract: To date, bandwidth mismatch within time-interleaved (TI) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) has been largely ignored because compensation for bandwidth mismatch is performed by digital post-processing, namely finite impulse response filters. However, the lag from digital post-processing is prohibitive in high speed systems, indicating a need for blind mismatch compensation. Even with blind bandwidth mismatch estimation, though, adjustment of the filter characteristics of track-and-hold (T/H) circuits within the TI ADCs can be difficult. Here, a T/H circuit architecture is provided that uses variations of the gate voltage of a sampling switch (which varies the “on” resistance of the sampling switch) to change the bandwidth of the T/H circuits so as to precisely match the bandwidths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert F. Payne, Marco Corsi
  • Patent number: 8970411
    Abstract: Traditionally, pipelined continuous-time (CT) sigma-delta modulators (SDM) have been difficult to build due at least in part to the difficulties in calibrating the pipeline. Here, however, a pipelined CT SDM is provided that has an architecture that is conducing to being calibrated. Namely, the system includes a digital filter and other features that can be adjusted to account for input imbalance errors and well as quantization leakage noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Baher S. Haroun, Venkatesh Srinivasan, Patrick Satarzadeh, Marco Corsi
  • Patent number: 8941414
    Abstract: A track-and-hold circuit is provided. This track-and-hold circuit is adapted to track an analog input signal and hold a sampled voltage of the analog input signal at a sampling instant for processing by other circuitry, in response to a track signal that alternates with a hold signal. Preferably, the track-and-hold circuit includes a bi-directional current source that sources and sinks current through a first output node and a second output node, a unity gain amplifier that is coupled to first and second output nodes of the bi-directional current source and that receives the analog input signal, a resistor coupled to an output of the unity gain amplifier, and a capacitor coupled between the resistor and ground. Of interest, however, is the bi-directional current source, which includes a differential input circuit that is adapted to receive the track signal and the hold signal and that is coupled to the first and second output nodes and an RC network that is coupled to the differential input circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Marco Corsi, Robert F. Payne
  • Patent number: 8643973
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a reflection compensator is provided. A delay is initially set to a predetermined minimum, and an input pulse is transmitted across a transmission line. A compensation current is then applied after the delay. The reflection from the transmission line is digitized to generate a measurement, and a determination is made as to whether the compensation current substantially compensates for the reflection. If the compensation current does not substantially compensate for the reflection, then the delay is adjusted, and the process is repeated until the compensation current substantially compensates for the reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay, Scott G. Sorenson, Marco Corsi, Paul M. Emerson
  • Patent number: 8575845
    Abstract: A method for controlling a light emitting diode (LED) is provided. Initially, the LED, which had been active, is deactivated, and a voltage for a current that corresponds to the persistence of the LED is generated. The voltage is then integrated so as to generate an integrated voltage, and the integrated voltage is compared to a threshold. When the integrated voltage is less than the threshold, the LED is then activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Tobin D. Hagan, David L. Freeman, Marco Corsi
  • Patent number: 8576007
    Abstract: For high speed amplifiers, the parasitic capacitances from the differential input pair introduce a zero that can affect performance. Here, a neutralization network has been provided that compensates for this zero by shifting its position. This is generally accomplished by using a pair of capacitors that are cross-coupled across the differential input pair of the amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Marco Corsi, Victoria W. Limketkai, Venkatesh Srinivasan