Patents by Inventor Masahiro Hamatsu

Masahiro Hamatsu 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: 5574754
    Abstract: A sliding correlator for initial synchronization and tracking of a SS (Spread Spectrum)-modulated signal containing a transmitted pseudo noise (PN) code, digitizes the received signal, and attempts to correlate the PN code in the received signal with a locally generated reference PN code. Initial synchronization employs correlation with three reference PN codes, an early, center and late channel. When correlation is found between the transmitted PN code and one of the reference PN codes, the three reference PN codes are shifted to align the center channel with the correlated channel and to displace the early and late channel reference PN codes to one side and the other of the center channel. In one embodiment, the displacement is one-third chip, and in another embodiment, the displacement is one-half chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Kurihara, Yoshitaka Uchida, Masahiro Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 5347534
    Abstract: A spread spectrum receiver includes, for example, a correlator consisting of two convolvers whose correlation outputs are applied to a demodulator respectively via two variable gain amplifiers whose gains are controlled in response to a demodulation output from the demodulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Akazawa, Masaharu Mori, Masahiro Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 5293398
    Abstract: In a digital matched filter used as a correlator in a receiver in an SSC system, different bits of a received signal converted into a multi-bit signal are inputted into different correlators. After having weighted different correlation outputs, the different weighted correlation outputs are added together and weighting factors are varied, depending on a synthesized correlation output obtained by addition. When such a matched filter is used in an SSC system, it is possible to obtain precisely a desired signal without controlling transmission electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Hamao, Masahiro Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 5291515
    Abstract: On the transmitter side, data to be transmitted are converted into a plurality of parallel data sets by a serial-parallel converter 101 and spread spectrum modulation is effected by means of PN code generators 105 and selectors 102. Each of the modulated outputs is delayed by a delaying circuit 103 with reference to a sounder channel and the phase thereof. The output thus delayed and the output of the sounder channel are added by an adder 104 to be multiplexed and transmitted.On the receiver side, correlation between a received signal and a reference signal is formed by a correlator 201 to obtain a correlation pulse from the correlation output thus obtained. Data demodulation is effected by means of a sounder detecting circuit 209, a sampling pulse generating circuit 210 and an information detecting circuit 211, starting from this correlation pulse.According to the structure described above, in SS communication, data demodulation can be effected with a high efficiency by using a single correlator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Uchida, Mamoru Endo, Masahiro Hamatsu, Shigeo Akazawa
  • Patent number: 5228055
    Abstract: On the transmitter side of a spread spectrum communication device according to the present invention, transmission date are converted into a plurality of parallel data sets by a serial-parallel convertor and spread-spectrum-modulation is effected by means of PN code generators and selectors. Different modulated outputs are delayed by delay devices, using a sounder channel and the phase thereof as a reference. The delayed outputs and the output of the sounder channel are added by an adder, multiplexed and transmitted.On the receiver side correlation of a received signal with a reference signal is formed by a correlator and a correlation pulse is obtained from the correlation output. Data are reproduced by means of a sounder detecting circuit, a sampling pulse generating circuit and an information detecting circuit.In this way data reproduction can be effected with a high efficiency by means of a single correlator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Uchida, Mamoru Endo, Masahiro Hamatsu, Shigeo Akazawa
  • Patent number: 5105436
    Abstract: A spread spectrum receiver using a correlator includes a pattern matching circuit for deciding presence or absence of a pulse output which is obtained upon coincidence between the pattern of a correlator output and a predetermined pattern, so as to switch a PN code inside the receiver or the center frequency of a received signal when absence of the pulse output is acknowledged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Mori, Masahiro Hamatsu, Shoichi Minagawa
  • Patent number: 5073898
    Abstract: A signal processing circuit utilizes a convolver correlating a reference carrier signal with a received signal. The correlator output is detected and then demodulated to output the signal information originally present on the carrier. For a conventional AM signal the reference carrier signal is applied at a frequency offset from the AM center frequency. When the carrier is an FM signal, the reference signal is applied at a frequency equal to the center frequency of the FM signal. Similar procedures are followed for a spread-modulated AM signal, and the reference signal is modulated with a suitably timed-reverse replica of the pseudo-noise code. A similar procedure is used to process spread-spectrum frequency shift keyed FM signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Endo, Masahiro Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 5062121
    Abstract: An SSC device according to the SSC method using a correlator is disclosed, in which a plurality of stages of shift register is connected in series, the outputs of the stages of the shift register being given selectively to the correlator and the initial value of the shift register in the pseudo noise code generator on the receiving side are set in a mirror image relation with respect to the initial value of the transmitted signals of the pseudo noise code generator at the code synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Kurihara, Masahiro Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 5058128
    Abstract: An SSC receiver, in which desired information is restored by means of a correlator, which forms the correlation between a received PN code included in a received signal and a reference PN code included in a reference signal, is disclosed, wherein it is so constructed that the output of the correlator stated above is inputted in pattern judging means, that in the case where no accordance with a predetermined judgment pattern is obtained, when a certain period of time has elapsed, judgment patterns, which are analogous to the predetermined judgment pattern stated above, are switched over one after another, every time a predetermined period of time has elapsed, and that the position, where the two codes are in accordance with each other, is set correctly by controlling the phase of the reference PN code by using the output, when the output of the correlator described above is in accordance with either one of the judgment patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Kurihara, Masahiro Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 5048052
    Abstract: The present invention is a spread spectrum communications system where the plural pseudonoise codes are switched such that one pseudonoise code represents binary "1" and another pseudonoise code represents binary "0" of the binary data to be transmitted. Further, in the receiver, a reference pseudonoise code is generated which is asynchronous with respect to the carrier and with respect to the pseudonoise codes of the transmitter. The reference pseudonoise code is used in a convolver to reproduce the transmitted information signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hamatsu, Shoichi Minagawa, Masaharu Mori
  • Patent number: 4965759
    Abstract: A correlation pulse generator used in a receiver of a spread spectrum communication system comprises peak hold circuit for holding peak values of positive and negative correlation spikes, threshold setting circuits for generating thresholds based on the peak values, and a comparing circuit for comparing the threshold with a correlation spike to generate a correlation pulse, so that when a level difference exists between positive and negative correlation spike levels of a correlation output, their peaks can be held independently, and thresholds based on the peaks can be generated independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Uchida, Masahiro Hamatsu, Masaharu Mori
  • Patent number: 4943975
    Abstract: A spread spectrum communication receiver is disclosed, which is provided with a correlator for correlating a received PN code contained in a received signal with a reference PN code contained in a reference signal generated on the receiver side, the output of which is given to pattern judgment means such as a matched filter, etc., and an operation of the initial synchronization of the two PN codes in the correlator is effected by using a judgment output obtained when the pattern of the output of the correlator is in accordance with a predetermined judgment pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Kurihara, Masahiro Hamatsu, Masaharu Mori
  • Patent number: 4924188
    Abstract: A phase shifter is disclosed which performs a desired phase shift by distributing an input signal to two signals whose phases are different by 90.degree. from each other which signals are added to each other after having been weighted with a sine and a cosine function signal, the sine and the cosine function signal being able to be set in a digital manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Akazawa, Masaharu Mori, Masahiro Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 4908837
    Abstract: A receiver for spread spectrum communication is disclosed, which is provided with two convolvers and in which a first and a second reference signal, each of which consists of a 4-phase-modulated signal formed on the basis of a first PN code, a second PN code and a first CW signal, are supplied to a second input of each of the convolvers, respectively, while a received signal is supplied to a first input of each of the convolvers so that the correlation output of each of the convolvers is decoded so as to obtain an information signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Mori, Masahiro Hamatsu, Shigeo Akazawa
  • Patent number: 4899364
    Abstract: A spread spectrum receiver includes, for example, a correlator consisting of two convolvers whose correlation outputs are applied to a demodulator respectively via two variable gain amplifiers whose gains are controlled in response to a demodulation output from the demodulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Akazawa, Masaharu Mori, Masahiro Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 4866734
    Abstract: A receiver for spread spectrum communication decoding spread spectrum signals so as to obtain data by correlating a same received signal given to a first input of each of the convolvers constituting a correlator with two reference signals given to the other input of each of the convolvers, is disclosed, in which a phase shifter is disposed on the other input side of either one of the convolvers and the phase shifter generates one of the two reference signals having a predetermined phase difference with respect to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Akazawa, Masaharu Mori, Masahiro Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 4866735
    Abstract: A spread spectrum communicating method does not use as a spreading code a normal PN code having a code length of an add number of chips in the original form, but uses a PN code having a code length of an even number of chips obtained by adding or subtracting a code of a predetermined number of chips to or from the original PN code to use it as the spreading code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Mori, Masahiro Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 4864525
    Abstract: A maximum length shift register sequence generator comprises: (1) an input terminal for feedback (FB 0); (2) an input terminal to the steering gate of the first stage (FB 1); (3) an output terminal from the exclusive OR gate of the last stage (CAS); (4) a three state output terminal from a multiplexer circuit (FB 2); and (5) a control input terminal of a three state output multiplexer circuit (FBCNT); a plurality of which can be connected in cascade. It includes a flipflop circuit, whose data input is a feedback control signal (FBCNT) controlling within which maximum length shift register sequence generator the output of the multiplexer circuit should be fedback, when they are connected in cascade, and whose clock input is the strobe pulse (STB), the output of this flipflop circuit being the enable input of the three state output multiplexer circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Kurihara, Masahiro Hamatsu
  • Patent number: 4862479
    Abstract: In a spread spectrum communication system, in which correlation output is obtained by giving a correlator a sender side output code and a receiver side output code, communication channels obtained by dividing the whole channel by using GOLD codes as the sender and receiver side output codes are used and the GOLD codes are constructed by adding preferred pairs of the two m sequences modulo 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hamatsu, Takao Kurihara
  • Patent number: 4847861
    Abstract: A method for determining the initial state of shift registers constituting a modular type or simple construction type maximum length linearly occurring code sequence generator used in a spread spectrum communication system is disclosed, by which it is determined by the following equation; ##EQU1## where yj(0) is the j-th element of Y (0), andX=P X (0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hamatsu, Masaharu Mori