Patents by Inventor Tomio Kato

Tomio 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).

  • Patent number: 8632729
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fixed bed reactor for carrying out a mixed gas/liquid phase reaction, wherein the reactor has a piping structure composed of microchannels, the cross-sectional area of the fixed bed is 0.0001 cm2 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Scienec and Technology, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya Inoue, Tomio Kato, Kenji Kato
  • Publication number: 20110200519
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fixed bed reactor for carrying out a mixed gas/liquid phase reaction, wherein the reactor has a piping structure composed of microchannels, the cross-sectional area of the fixed bed is 0.0001 cm2 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Tomoya Inque, Tomio Kato, Kenji Kato
  • Patent number: 7857354
    Abstract: A component-based utility supply apparatus includes a wall mounting bracket, a utility distribution unit mounted to the wall mounting bracket and an equipment management rail. The wall mounting bracket includes a longitudinally extending wall mounting flange and at least one longitudinally extending supporting flange. The utility distribution unit can comprise a fluid (gas) manifold, or a power distribution assembly, or both the gas manifold and the power distribution assembly may be coupled together with the wall mounting bracket and equipment rail to provide a combined power and gas utility configuration. The utility supply apparatus further comprises integrated lighting devices and light transmissive lens panel for supplying light along at least a portion of the utility supply apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Lifespan Healthcare, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Alex Bally, Barry D. Wixey, John P. Kasten, Gary M. Schindele, James Scott Stewart, Sr., Tomio Kato
  • Patent number: 7770934
    Abstract: A component-based utility supply apparatus includes a wall-mounting bracket, a utility distribution unit mounted to the wall mounting bracket and an equipment management rail. The wall mounting bracket includes a longitudinally extending wall mounting flange and a support bracket having an upper supporting flange and a lower supporting flange that are interconnected via a rear wall extending therebetween, the rear wall being attached to the mounting bracket. The utility distribution unit can comprise a fluid (gas) manifold, or a power distribution assembly, or both the gas manifold and the power distribution assembly may be coupled together with the wall mounting bracket and equipment rail to provide a combined power and gas utility configuration. The utility supply apparatus further comprises integrated lighting devices and light transmissive lens panel for supplying light along at least a portion of the utility supply apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Lifespan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Bally, Barry D. Wixey, John P. Kasten, Gary M. Schindele, James Scott Stewart, Sr., Eric Colburn, Tomio Kato
  • Patent number: 7425679
    Abstract: An open medical system for deploying, supporting and organizing medical equipment and medical utilities including a utility connection, and a main assembly having a primary structure having an upper plate and lower plate held in fixed spaced apart relation by a plurality of spacers, the main assembly also having at least one core, with each core having at least one utility outlet, the system having an open space bounded by the upper and lower plates and the inner surfaces of the outlets, which open space is free of utility outlets. Equipment rails are connected between the spacers to support medical equipment. A rotating base assembly may be used to support the system, and to restrict rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Lifespan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: John P. Kasten, Alex Bally, Tomio Kato, Gary M. Schindele
  • Publication number: 20070267209
    Abstract: A component-based utility supply apparatus includes a wall-mounting bracket, a utility distribution unit mounted to the wall mounting bracket and an equipment management rail. The wall mounting bracket includes a longitudinally extending wall mounting flange and a support bracket having an upper supporting flange and a lower supporting flange that are interconnected via a rear wall extending therebetween, the rear wall being attached to the mounting bracket. The utility distribution unit can comprise a fluid (gas) manifold, or a power distribution assembly, or both the gas manifold and the power distribution assembly may be coupled together with the wall mounting bracket and equipment rail to provide a combined power and gas utility configuration. The utility supply apparatus further comprises integrated lighting devices and light transmissive lens panel for supplying light along at least a portion of the utility supply apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: LIFESPAN HEALTHCARE, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Bally, Barry D. Wixey, John P. Kasten, Gary M. Schindele, James Scott Stewart, Eric Colburn, Tomio Kato
  • Publication number: 20070267219
    Abstract: A component-based utility supply apparatus includes a wall mounting bracket, a utility distribution unit mounted to the wall mounting bracket and an equipment management rail. The wall mounting bracket includes a longitudinally extending wall mounting flange and at least one longitudinally extending supporting flange. The utility distribution unit can comprise a fluid (gas) manifold, or a power distribution assembly, or both the gas manifold and the power distribution assembly may be coupled together with the wall mounting bracket and equipment rail to provide a combined power and gas utility configuration. The utility supply apparatus further comprises integrated lighting devices and light transmissive lens panel for supplying light along at least a portion of the utility supply apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: LIFESPAN HEALTHCARE, LLC
    Inventors: Gary M. Schindele, Barry D. Wixey, Alex Bally, Tomio Kato, James Scott Stewart, John P. Kasten
  • Patent number: 7227081
    Abstract: An open medical system for deploying, supporting and organizing medical equipment and medical utilities includes a utility connection, and a main assembly having a primary structure having an upper plate and lower plate held in fixed spaced apart relation by a plurality of spacers, the main assembly also having at least one core, with each core having at least one utility outlet, the system having an open space bounded by the upper and lower plates and the inner surfaces of the outlets, which open space is free of utility outlets. Equipment rails are connected between the spacers to support medical equipment. A rotating base assembly may be used to support the system, and to restrict rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Lifespan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, Gary M. Schindele, Tomio Kato, John P. Kasten
  • Patent number: 7211726
    Abstract: An open medical system for deploying, supporting and organizing medical equipment and medical utilities comprising a utility connection, and a main assembly having an upper plate and lower plate held in fixed spaced apart relation by a plurality of spacers, at least one core located between the upper plate and lower plate, with each core having at least one utility supply line and one outlet. An open space bounded by the upper and lower plates and the inner surfaces of the cores is free of utility outlets. Equipment rails are connected between the spacers to support medical equipment. The utility connection can be a ceiling tube or a base assembly, permitting the supplying of utilities from above or below the main assembly. Alternatively, the system can be supported by a support which can be a base assembly and can rotate. A rotating base assembly can be used to restrict rotation, and several alternative means can provide indexed rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Lifespan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, Gary M. Schindele, Tomio Kato, John P. Kasten
  • Publication number: 20070022668
    Abstract: An open medical system for deploying, supporting and organizing medical equipment and medical utilities comprising a utility connection, and a main assembly having a primary structure having an upper plate and lower plate held in fixed spaced apart relation by a plurality of spacers, the main assembly also having at least one core, with each core having at least one utility outlet, the system having an open space bounded by the upper and lower plates and the inner surfaces of the outlets, which open space is free of utility outlets. Equipment rails are connected between the spacers to support medical equipment. A rotating base assembly may be used to support the system, and to restrict rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Lifespan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: John Kasten, Alexander Bally, Tomio Kato, Gary Schindele
  • Publication number: 20050167139
    Abstract: An open medical system for deploying, supporting and organizing medical equipment and medical utilities comprising a utility connection, and a main assembly having a primary structure having an upper plate and lower plate held in fixed spaced apart relation by a plurality of spacers, the main assembly also having at least one core, with each core having at least one utility outlet, the system having an open space bounded by the upper and lower plates and the inner surfaces of the outlets, which open space is free of utility outlets. Equipment rails are connected between the spacers to support medical equipment. A rotating base assembly may be used to support the system, and to restrict rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, Gary Schindele, Tomio Kato, John Kasten
  • Publication number: 20040020675
    Abstract: An open medical system for deploying, supporting and organizing medical equipment and medical utilities comprising a utility connection, and a main assembly having an upper plate and lower plate held in fixed spaced apart relation by a plurality of spacers, at least one core located between the upper plate and lower plate, with each core having at least one utility supply line and one outlet. An open space bounded by the upper and lower plates and the inner surfaces of the cores is free of utility outlets. Equipment rails are connected between the spacers to support medical equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, GARY M. SCHINDELE, TOMIO KATO, JOHN P. KASTEN
  • Patent number: 6126914
    Abstract: A hydrogenation catalyst for the production of hydrogen peroxide by the hydrogenation of anthraquinones in accordance with a hydrogen peroxide production process utilizing an anthraquinone method. The catalyst includes palladium supported on a carrier. The carrier comprises spherical silica particles, wherein at least 90 wt % of the silica particles have particle diameters of 10 to 100 .mu.m. The silica particles have an average particle diameter of 30 to 60 .mu.m and a pore volume of 0.4 to 1.0 ml/g. The catalyst has desirable activity, strength, service life and selectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuharu Ogasawara, Tomio Kato, Norikazu Okuda, Tetsuya Konishi, Kenji Kato
  • Patent number: 5853693
    Abstract: A method for preparing hydrogen peroxide in accordance with an anthraquinone method, comprising hydrogenating at least one anthraquinone with a hydrogenation catalyst comprising palladium and at least one alkali metal, supported on a silica carrier, wherein the at least one alkali metal is in an amount of 0.1% to 5 wt % based on the weight of the silica carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuharu Ogasawara, Tomio Kato, Norikazu Okuda, Tetsuya Konishi, Kenji Kato
  • Patent number: 5399333
    Abstract: A process for producing hydrogen peroxide by subjecting a working solution containing anthraquinones as the reaction medium, to reduction and oxidation alternately, which process is characterized in that (1) the anthraquinones as the reaction medium contained in the working solution are a mixture of an alkyl-substituted anthraquinone and an alkyl-substituted tetrahydroanthraquinone, (2) in the reduction step, the total amount of the alkyl-substituted tetrahydroanthraquinone in the working solution and part or the total amount of the alkyl-substituted anthraquinone in the working solution are reduced, and (3) in the working solution after the reduction step, the content of the alkyl-substituted anthrahydroquinone formed is kept higher than the content of the alkyl-substituted tetrahydroanthrahydroquinone formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Gas Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomio Kato, Yukio Ishiuchi, Hiroshi Takamiya, Kazuharu Ogasawara, Kazuyuki Minato
  • Patent number: 5248861
    Abstract: An acceleration sensor is disclosed, which comprises a movable permanent magnet, a case of a non-magnetic material having a space with the movable permanent magnet movable therein, a magnetic yoke provided on the case and extending in a direction crossing the directions of movement of the movable permanent magnet, and a lead switch for forming a closed magnetic circuit together with the movable permanent magnet and magnetic yoke, the lead switch being turned on and off with a movement of the movable permanent magnet caused due to an acceleration produced by shocks or vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Kato, Manabu Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 5107636
    Abstract: A medical service support column for use in hospitals and other medical facilities comprises a pair of open center side frames extending vertically from a rectangular base. The side frames are provided with mounting channels along external edges for mounting support rails extending generally horizontally at adjustable vertical positions along the front, back and sides of the medical support column. Shelves, utility baskets and medical devices for use with a patient are attached to the support rails by clamps at convenient horizontal positions. Electrical power outlet panels are supported along the front and back sides of the column. Spaced-apart upper and lower shelves are supported on cross members extending between the side frames along the front and the back of the structure, and are used to support medical equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary M. Schindele, Tomio Kato
  • Patent number: 4688082
    Abstract: A multi-system television receiver capable of receiving television signals of PAL system, NTSC system and SECAM system with a plurality of different subcarrier wave frequencies, includes a frequency detecting circuit for detecting the frequency of a subcarrier wave of the television signal and producing frequency data representing the detected frequency, a system detecting circuit for detecting the system of the television signal and producing system data representing the detected system, a channel change detecting circuit for detecting a channel change, a holding circuit for holding the frequency data and the system data upon changing of the channel detected by the detecting circuit, and television circuits which are set in a condition in compliance with the broadcast system of the received television signal as determined by the frequency data and the system data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomio Kato
  • Patent number: H1787
    Abstract: A regeneration method of a working solution is herein disclosed in which various by-products which do not participate in the production of hydrogen peroxide and which are present in the working solution in a hydrogen peroxide production process utilizing an anthraquinone method can efficiently be converted into anthraquinones effective as reaction media for the production of hydrogen peroxide.The present invention is concerned with (1) a regeneration method of a working solution wherein at least a part of the unreduced working solution is brought into contact with a catalyst mainly comprising a .gamma.-alumina at a temperature of 40 to 150.degree. C., and (2) another regeneration method of a working solution wherein the working solution is brought into contact with a catalyst mainly comprising a .gamma.-alumina at a temperature of 20 to 150.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Inventors: Kazuharu Ogasawara, Tomio Kato, Kazuyuki Minato, Kenji Kato, Makoto Sumitani