Patents by Inventor Kinya Kato

Kinya Kato 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: 20030196886
    Abstract: An apparatus for decomposing a target substance, which is a halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbon compound or a halogenated aromatic compound. This apparatus has a water tank for holding water containing chlorine and for contacting the target substance with the chlorine, a means for feeding the target substance to the water, a light source for irradiating the water containing the supplied target substance with light at a wavelength of 300 nm to 500 nm, and a means for reducing a chlorine concentration of a wastewater discharged from the water tank by contacting the wastewater with air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kinya Kato, Etsuko Sugawa
  • Patent number: 6616815
    Abstract: A method for decomposing halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbon compounds or aromatic compounds characterized by contacting the compound to be decomposed with functional water under light irradiation, wherein the functional water is characterized by a hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of 1-4, an oxidation-reduction potential of 800-1500 mV (working electrode: platinum, reference electrode: silver-silver chloride) and a chlorine concentration of 5-150 mg/l, and the irradiation is carried out with light of a wavelength of 300 nm or more, with an intensity of 10 mW/cm2 or less. This method is carried out at room temperature under the atmospheric pressure. An apparatus for the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kinya Kato, Yasutsugu Yamada, Etsuko Sugawa, Masanori Sakuranaga, Akira Kuriyama, Takeshi Imamura, Yuji Kawabata
  • Patent number: 6618104
    Abstract: An optical device and a display apparatus of the present invention are constructed so as to improve display characteristics of output light intensity, display contrast, and reduction of scattered light due to external light, and also to provide a large-screen. The optical device has a first stacked body and a plurality of second stacked bodies. The first stacked body includes a light guide, a fist electrode, and an optical control layer. The second stacked body includes a plurality of second electrodes, the reflection film and a substrate. A plurality of third electrodes are provided through the substrate. Each of the third electrode has a first end part connecting to the second electrode and a second end part exposed to the other side of the substrate. A further light absorption film may be disposed between the reflection film and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Munekazu Date, Shiro Suyama, Kinya Kato, Kazutake Uehira
  • Publication number: 20030164286
    Abstract: A method for decomposing halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbon compounds or aromatic compounds characterized by contacting the compound to be decomposed with functional water under light irradiation, wherein the functional water is characterized by a hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of 1-4, an oxidation-reduction potential of 800-1500 mV (working electrode: platinum, reference electrode: silver-silver chloride) and a chlorine concentration of 5-150 mg/l, and the irradiation is carried out with light of a wavelength of 300 nm or more, with an intensity of 10 mW/cm2 or less. This method is carried out at room temperature under the atmospheric pressure. An apparatus for the method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kinya Kato, Yasutsugu Yamada, Etsuko Sugawa, Masanori Sakuranaga, Akira Kuriyama, Takeshi Imamura, Yuji Kawabata
  • Patent number: 6610178
    Abstract: A method for decomposing an organic compound by using functional water followed by neutralization of the wastewater not to affect the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kinya Kato, Etsuko Sugawa
  • Patent number: 6599431
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for purifying water including groundwater contaminated with a pollutant such as organohalogenated compounds are provided. The contaminated water is purified by aeration to expel the pollutant into gas phase, and the pollutant containing gas is then mixed with a chlorine-containing gas under light irradiation to decompose the pollutant, where the chlorine-containing gas may generated from functional water by aeration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Kawaguchi, Kinya Kato, Akira Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20030137644
    Abstract: There is disclosed an exposure apparatus for, while moving a first object and a second object in a certain moving direction, effecting projection exposure of an image of the first object onto the second object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Applicant: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Tanaka, Masato Kumazawa, Kinya Kato, Masaki Kato, Hiroshi Chiba, Hiroshi Shirasu
  • Patent number: 6589396
    Abstract: A process for treating colored liquid comprises a step of contacting a colored liquid and functional water generated by electrolysis of a water solution of an electrolyte under light irradiation, to decolorize efficiently and stably to a low chromaticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Kuriyama, Yasutsugu Yamada, Etsuko Sugawa, Kinya Kato, Masanori Sakuranaga, Takeshi Imamura, Yuji Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20030121867
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for separating each substance from a mixed gas containing a plurality of substances comprising the steps of: liquefying the mixed gas by pressurizing; and separating the plural substances transferred into a liquid generated by the liquefying step into substances of one group and substances of the other group, wherein the substances of one group remains to substantially exist in the liquid, while the substances of the other group is separated from the liquid by evaporation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKA KAISHA
    Inventors: Miwa Nakazawa, Kinya Kato, Teruyuki Endo
  • Publication number: 20030124042
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for separating each substance from a mixed gas containing a plurality of substances comprising the steps of: liquefying the mixed gas by cooling; and separating the plural substances transferred into a liquid generated by the liquefying step into the substances of one group and the substances of the other group, wherein the substances of one group substantially remain to present in the liquid and the substances of the other group are separated from the liquid by evaporation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Miwa Nakazawa, Kinya Kato, Teruyuki Endo
  • Patent number: 6585897
    Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention for treating a gas containing a substance to be decomposed comprises an adsorption unit equipped with an adsorbent for adsorbing the substance to be decomposed, a steam introduction unit for bringing steam into contact with the adsorbent, a condensation unit for obtaining a condensed liquid containing the substance to be decomposed from the steam containing the substance, a reaction tank, a condensed liquid supply unit for supplying the condensed liquid to the reaction tank, a hypochlorous acid supply unit for supplying a solution containing hypochlorous acid to the reaction tank, and a light irradiation unit for irradiating the reaction tank with light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kinya Kato
  • Patent number: 6570641
    Abstract: The projection exposure apparatus can include an illumination optical system for illuminating a portion of a mask pattern on a mask with an exposing radiation flux of a predetermined shape, a fixed support, a projection optical system fixed to the fixed support for projecting the image of the illuminated portion of the mask pattern onto a substrate, and a carriage for integrally holding the mask and the substrate, the carriage being movable in a predetermined direction with respect to the projection optical system successively exposing the substrate with the image of the mask pattern formed by the exposing radiation flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohide Hamada, Hiroshi Shirasu, Yukio Kakizaki, Kinya Kato
  • Publication number: 20030089594
    Abstract: There is provided a method of treating a substance to be degraded comprising the steps of: degrading the substance to produce a degraded product; contacting the product obtained in the degrading step with a liquid; and entrapping a component of the product not trapped by the liquid in a medium by contacting the component with the medium. Also, the apparatus for conducting the method is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Kinya Kato, Masahiro Kawaguchi, Akira Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20030089595
    Abstract: A method for processing substances to be degraded is provided. The method includes a decomposing step in which a mixed gas containing chlorine and the substances to be degraded is irradiated with light to decompose the substances to be degraded, a contact step in which gas generated through the decomposing step is contacted with an alkaline solution to trap chlorine contained in the gas generated through the decomposing step in the alkaline solution, and a reusing step in which the alkaline solution containing the chlorine as a source of generating the chlorine is used again in the decomposing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Kinya Kato, Masahiro Kawaguchi, Akira Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 6556278
    Abstract: An exposure/imaging apparatus and method effects projection exposure while moving a first object and a second object in a predetermined moving direction, effecting projection exposure of an image of the first object onto the second object. An adjusting member is used to adjust imaging characteristics of a projection optical system that is used to perform the projection exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Tanaka, Masato Kumazawa, Kinya Kato, Masaki Kato, Hiroshi Chiba, Hiroshi Shirasu
  • Publication number: 20030065237
    Abstract: A polluted soil remediation apparatus comprising a treatment tank in which pollutants degradable with light irradiation in the presence of chlorine is extracted as a gas containing the pollutants from polluted soil and a mixture of the gas containing the pollutants and chlorine-containing air is irradiated with light to degrade the pollutants, wherein the apparatus comprises a unit for aspirating the gas containing the pollutants from the polluted soil, a chlorine-containing air generation unit for generating the chlorine-containing gas, a mixing unit for mixing the gas containing the pollutants extracted by the aspiration unit and the chorine-containing air generated by the chlorine-containing gas generation unit to form a mixed gas, the treatment tank comprising a treatment region where the mixed gas is introduced and a light irradiation unit for irradiating the treatment region with light to degrade the pollutants contained in the mixed gas, and an exhaust unit for exhausting the degradation-treated gas fr
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Kinya Kato, Masahiro Kawaguchi, Akira Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 6538170
    Abstract: A polluted soil remediation apparatus comprising a treatment tank in which pollutants degradable with light irradiation in the presence of chlorine is extracted as a gas containing the pollutants from polluted soil and a mixture of the gas containing the pollutants and chlorine-containing air is irradiated with light to degrade the pollutants, wherein the apparatus comprises a unit for aspirating the gas containing the pollutants from the polluted soil, a chlorine-containing air generation unit for generating the chlorine-containing gas, a mixing unit for mixing the gas containing the pollutants extracted by the aspiration unit and the chorine-containing air generated by the chlorine-containing gas generation unit to form a mixed gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kinya Kato, Masahiro Kawaguchi, Akira Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20030019742
    Abstract: A decomposition apparatus for decomposition of decomposition targets such as organic chlorinated compounds is provided. The decomposition apparatus includes a contact section with an internal space to allow a decomposition target to come into contact with and be taken into a liquid, a flow path to lead along with the liquid the decomposition target taken into the liquid to a position different from the internal space, a decomposing device positioned along the flow path in a state cut off from the outside air to decompose the decomposition target that has been led through the flow path, and a device to introduce to the contact section a liquid that contains products produced from the decomposition of the decomposition target by the decomposing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiko Miura, Hiroshi Kubo, Kinya Kato, Masahiro Kawaguchi, Akira Kuriyama
  • Publication number: 20030019743
    Abstract: A decomposition apparatus that decomposes a decomposition target is provided. The decomposition apparatus includes a decomposition chamber having a decomposition section that continuously decomposes the decomposition target, an introducing device that continuously introduces the decomposition target into the decomposition chamber, a discharging device that discharges decomposition products produced in the decomposition chamber, and a selection section that selects a set of drive conditions from a plurality of sets of conditions for the decomposition section such that the concentration of the decomposition target within the decomposition chamber during decomposition of the decomposition target is at the predetermined concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiko Miura, Hiroshi Kubo, Kinya Kato, Masahiro Kawaguchi, Akira Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 6512579
    Abstract: An illumination optical system for illuminating a substrate and a light receiving optical system that receives diffracted light from the wafer are provided in a defect inspection apparatus that inspects for a defect present at the wafer based upon an image of the wafer obtained at the light-receiving optical system, with a numerical aperture at the illumination optical system set different from a numerical aperture at the light-receiving optical system and the absolute value of the difference between the numerical apertures at the illumination optical system and the light-receiving optical system set at a value equal to or larger than the quantity of the angular offset manifesting between the direction along which the diffracted light advances and the direction along which an optical axis of the light-receiving optical system extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Takeo Oomori, Kinya Kato