Patents by Inventor Tatsumi Watabe

Tatsumi Watabe 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: 3940702
    Abstract: A channel selecting system for use in a receiver having a voltage controlled tuning element which has an automatic channel presetting function which utilizes a pulse generator and a binary counter connected to the generator to count the pulses and to generate a binary coded output in accordance with the sum of the pulses. A digital-to-analog converter changes the binary coded output into a linearly increasing tuning sweep voltage which in turn conditions the voltage controlled tuning element to scan the frequency range of the tuner as the tuning voltage increases. As the frequencies are scanned, a detector, connected to the tuning element, senses the presence of a broadcast channel. When a channel is detected, the scan is interrupted and a binary memory is utilized to store the binary coded output which corresponds to the frequency of the detected broadcast channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1976
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun'Ichi Yoshimura, Tatsumi Watabe