Patents by Inventor Adrian van't Hullenaar, deceased

Adrian van't Hullenaar, deceased 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: 4316269
    Abstract: There is described a digital sonar receiver having a novel beamformer, own doppler nullifier (O.D.N.), and adaptive time varied gain controller. The beamformer interrogates a multi-element transducer by utilizing an interleaved sampling scheme which samples the elements in the transducers array sequentially, in such a fashion that continuous, uniformly spaced samples are obtained. The samples are subsequently converted into digital format, weighed and summed. The O.D.N. eliminates the own ship's doppler effect on the beam output signal resulting in a half beam output signal representative of the target doppler. The O.D.N. offsets the frequency of the beam output signal and a digital generated signal representative of the own ship's doppler. The O.D.N. multiplies these two offsetted signals resulting in a signal lying in each of the sum and difference frequency bands for which the signal lying in the difference frequency band corresponds to the target doppler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Assignee: Westinghouse Canada Limited
    Inventor: Adrian van't Hullenaar, deceased
  • Patent number: 4316270
    Abstract: There is described a digital sonar receiver having a novel beamformer, own doppler nullifier (O.D.N.), and adaptive time varied gain controller. The beamformer interrogates a multi-element transducer by utilizing an interleaved sampling scheme which samples the elements in the transducer array sequentially, in such a fashion that continuous, uniformly spaced samples are obtained. The samples are subsequently converted into digital format, weighed and summed. The O.D.N. eliminates the own ship's doppler effect on the beam output signal resulting in a half beam output signal representative of the target doppler. The O.D.N. offsets the frequency of the beam output signal and a digital generated signal representative of the own ship's doppler. The O.D.N. multiplies these two offsetted signals resulting in a signal lying in each of the sum and difference frequency bands for which the signal lying in the difference frequency band corresponds to the target doppler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Assignee: Westinghouse Canada Limited
    Inventor: Adrian van't Hullenaar, deceased
  • Patent number: 4274148
    Abstract: There is described a digital sonar receiver having a novel beamformer, own doppler nullifier (O.D.N.), and adaptive time varied gain controller. The beamformer interrogates a multi-element transducer by utilizing an interleaved sampling scheme which samples the elements in the trandsducer array sequentially, in such a fashion that continuous, uniformly spaced samples are obtained. The samples are subsequently converted into digital format, weighed and summed. The O.D.N. eliminates the own ship's doppler effect on the beam output signal resulting in a half beam output signal representative of the target doppler. The O.D.N. offsets the frequency of the beam output signal and a digital generated signal representative of the own ship's doppler. The O.D.N. multiplies these two offsetted signals resulting in a signal lying in each of the sum and difference frequency bands for which the signal lying in the difference frequency band corresponds to the target doppler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1981
    Assignee: Westinghouse Canada Limited
    Inventor: Adrian van't Hullenaar, deceased