Patents by Inventor Yves C. Martin

Yves C. Martin 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: 20200028318
    Abstract: A method of forming a laser including device is provided that in one embodiment includes providing a laser chip including at least one ridge structure that provides an alignment features. The method further includes bonding a type IV photonics chip to the laser chip, wherein a vertical alignment feature from the type IV photonics chip is inserted in a recess relative to the at least one ridge structure that provides the alignment features of the laser structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt
  • Patent number: 10490971
    Abstract: A method of forming a laser including device is provided that in one embodiment includes providing a laser chip including at least one ridge structure that provides an alignment features. The method further includes bonding a type IV photonics chip to the laser chip, wherein a vertical alignment feature from the type IV photonics chip is inserted in a recess relative to the at least one ridge structure that provides the alignment features of the laser structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt
  • Patent number: 10431705
    Abstract: Techniques for cooling concentrating solar collector systems are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus for cooling a photovoltaic cell includes a heat exchanger having a metal plate with a bend therein that positions a first surface of the metal plate at an angle of from about 100 degrees to about 150 degrees relative to a second surface of the metal plate, and a plurality of fins attached to a side of the metal plate opposite the first surface and the second surface; a vapor chamber extending along the first surface and the second surface of the metal plate, crossing the bend; and a cladding material between the vapor chamber and the heat exchanger, wherein the cladding material is configured to thermally couple the vapor chamber to the heat exchanger. A photovoltaic system and method for operating a photovoltaic system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ayman Alabduljabbar, Abdullah I. Alboiez, Yaseen G. Alharbi, Alhassan Badahdah, Hussam Khonkar, Yves C. Martin, Naim Moumen, Robert L. Sandstrom, Theodore Gerard van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20190187020
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating event driven gas sensing and source attribution are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises generating, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, a gas sensor signal indicative of sensing a gas based on the sensing the gas by one or more sensors. Additionally, the computer-implemented method can comprise converting, by the device, the gas sensor signal from an analog signal to a digital signal to identify one or more peak events based on the digital signal being determined to have satisfied a condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: William Green, Levente Klein, Yves C. Martin, Ramachandran Muralidhar, Michael Alan Schappert, Theodore van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20180358778
    Abstract: A method of forming a laser including device is provided that in one embodiment includes providing a laser chip including at least one ridge structure that provides an alignment features. The method further includes bonding a type IV photonics chip to the laser chip, wherein a vertical alignment feature from the type IV photonics chip is inserted in a recess relative to the at least one ridge structure that provides the alignment features of the laser structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt
  • Patent number: 9897537
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Patent number: 9887146
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention is a method and apparatus for chip cooling. One embodiment of an apparatus for cooling a heat-generating device includes an inlet for receiving a fluid, a manifold comprising a plurality of apertures formed therein for decreasing the pressure of the fluid from a first pressure by adiabatic expansion for impinging the fluid on the heat-generating device once the pressure of the fluid is decreased from the first pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Flotta, Yves C. Martin, Lubomyr T. Romankiw, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Patent number: 9847751
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing power production from photo-voltaic systems using, e.g., inductive coupling, are provided. In one aspect, a method of optimizing photo-voltaic generated power from a string of photo-voltaic devices is provided. The method includes the step of: providing corrective power to at least one photovoltaic device in the string of photo-voltaic devices to boost performance of the at least one photovoltaic device and thereby increase overall the photo-voltaic generated power from the string of photo-voltaic devices, wherein the corrective power is from about 1% to about 5%, and ranges therebetween, of the photo-voltaic generated power from the string of photo-voltaic devices. A system for optimizing photo-voltaic generated power from a string of photo-voltaic devices and a method for use thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter D. Kirchner, Yves C. Martin, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Patent number: 9806206
    Abstract: Grid patterns for concentrator solar cells that increase power output are provided. In one aspect, a top contact for a solar cell is provided that includes: bus connectors and metallic fingers attached to the bus connectors, wherein each of the metallic fingers has a base which is connected to one of the bus connectors or to another one of the metallic fingers such that each of the metallic fingers is attached to one of the bus connectors either directly or indirectly via another one of the metallic fingers, and wherein at least one of the metallic fingers has a width that is tapered quadratically along a length of the metallic finger. A solar cell and a method of forming a solar cell top contact are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yves C. Martin, Abdelmajid Salhi, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Patent number: 9625379
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Patent number: 9606308
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for flip-chip assembly and packaging of microelectronic, photonics and optoelectronic devices in which three-dimensional alignment of package components is achieved using solder surface tension during a solder reflow process to move one or more package components and align such components in X, Y and Z directions using mechanical stops and chip butting techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, Yves C. Martin, Jae-Woong Nah
  • Patent number: 9562852
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Publication number: 20170016817
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Publication number: 20170016819
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Publication number: 20170016818
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Patent number: 9496422
    Abstract: A photovoltaic structure includes, from bottom to top, a conductive substrate, at least one electrical isolation layer, and a patterned conductive material layer. The patterned conductive material layer includes at least one solar concentrator receiver plate configured to mount a photovoltaic concentrator cells and at least one metallic wiring structure. The at least one electrical isolation layer can include a stack of an electrically insulating metal-containing compound layer and an organic or inorganic dielectric material that provides thermal conduction and electrical isolation. The at least one solar concentrator receiver plate can be thicker than the at least one metallic wiring structure so as to provide enhanced thermal spreading and conduction through the at least one electrical isolation layer and into the conductive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Yves C. Martin, Theodore G. van Kessel, Brent A. Wacaser
  • Publication number: 20160322513
    Abstract: Grid patterns for concentrator solar cells that increase power output are provided. In one aspect, a top contact for a solar cell is provided that includes: bus connectors and metallic fingers attached to the bus connectors, wherein each of the metallic fingers has a base which is connected to one of the bus connectors or to another one of the metallic fingers such that each of the metallic fingers is attached to one of the bus connectors either directly or indirectly via another one of the metallic fingers, and wherein at least one of the metallic fingers has a width that is tapered quadratically along a length of the metallic finger. A solar cell and a method of forming a solar cell top contact are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Yves C. Martin, Abdelmajid Salhi, Theodore G. van Kessel
  • Patent number: 9466590
    Abstract: A multi-chip system includes a top chip stack element comprising a top chip having two major surfaces and top solder pads arrayed along a plane of one of the major surfaces; a bottom chip stack element comprising a bottom substrate having two major surfaces and bottom solder pads arrayed along a plane of one of the major surfaces; one or more solder reservoir pads connected to one or more of the top solder pads or of the bottom solder pads; and solder material; and wherein at least one of the top solder pads is connected to one of the bottom solder pads by one of the solder material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, Yves C. Martin, Jae-Woong Nah
  • Publication number: 20160252688
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for flip-chip assembly and packaging of microelectronic, photonics and optoelectronic devices in which three-dimensional alignment of package components is achieved using solder surface tension during a solder reflow process to move one or more package components and align such components in X, Y and Z directions using mechanical stops and chip butting techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, Yves C. Martin, Jae-Woong Nah
  • Publication number: 20160233350
    Abstract: A light concentrating optic for use with a photovoltaic device includes a light pipe having a first end portion for receiving light and a second end portion for outputting concentrated light. An optical element is coupled to the light pipe on the first end portion and configured to form an optical interface between the light pipe and the optical element. The optical element includes at least one light transmitting surface configured to redirect incident light entering the optical element to disperse the light to fall incident on side walls of the light pipe to increase homogeneity and intensity of light through the second end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: ALHASSAN BADAHDAH, HUSSAM KHONKAR, YVES C. MARTIN, THEODORE G. VAN KESSEL