US Patent No: 4,851,882

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Illumination optical system

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An illumination optical system including an optical system effective to direct light from a light source to a surface to be illuminated, and an optical unit disposed in a path of the light defined by the optical system, the optical unit having a variable refracting power which is variable in accordance with the size of the surface to be illuminated.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHATOKYO55597

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Suzuki, Akiyoshi Tokyo, JP 127 2355
Takahashi, Kazuhiro Tokorozawa, JP 279 1526

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POLAROID CORPORATION (1)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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NIKON CORPORATION (19)
5,245,384 Illuminating optical apparatus and exposure apparatus having the same 82 1992
5,296,892 Illuminating apparatus and projection exposure apparatus provided with such an illuminating apparatus 30 1993
7,656,504 Projection exposure apparatus with luminous flux distribution 0 1995
6,252,647 Projection exposure apparatus 31 1995
5,745,294 Illuminating optical apparatus 18 1996
5,760,963 Fly-eye lens, illumination optical apparatus, and exposure apparatus 15 1996
RE37352 Projection optical apparatus 0 1996
6,388,733 Exposure apparatus with an anti-vibration structure 15 1999
6,636,293 Exposure method and apparatus having a decreased light intensity distribution 5 1999
6,710,854 Projection exposure apparatus 17 2001
6,704,092 Projection exposure method and apparatus that produces an intensity distribution on a plane substantially conjugate to a projection optical system pupil plane 12 2002
6,864,959 Projection exposure apparatus 3 2002
6,665,050 Projection exposure methods using difracted light with increased intensity portions spaced from the optical axis 7 2002
6,710,855 Projection exposure apparatus and method 27 2002
6,985,288 Illumination apparatus for microscope and microscope 7 2003
6,967,710 Projection exposure apparatus and method 5 2004
6,897,942 Projection exposure apparatus and method 4 2004
6,885,433 Projection exposure apparatus and method 6 2004
7,095,560 Diffractive optical device, refractive optical device, illumination optical system, exposure apparatus and exposure method 14 2004
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (14)
4,988,188 Illumination device 97 1988
5,121,160 Exposure method and apparatus 59 1991
5,424,803 Projection exposure apparatus and semiconductor device manufacturing method 17 1994
5,436,692 Projection exposure apparatus and semiconductor device manufacturing method 26 1994
5,828,496 Illumination optical system 5 1994
5,847,746 Projection exposure apparatus including a condenser optical system for imaging a secondary light source at positions different in an optical axis direction with respect to two crossing planes 10 1995
5,719,617 Illumination system for superposing light beams one upon another on a surface using a projecting system having different focal point positions 13 1995
6,271,909 Exposure apparatus and device manufacturing method including changing a photo-intensity distribution of a light source and adjusting an illuminance distribution on a substrate in accordance with the change 7 1995
5,946,024 Illuminating apparatus and device manufacturing method 4 1995
5,926,257 Illumination optical system and exposure apparatus having the same 20 1997
6,515,694 Illumination device and optical processing apparatus using the same 0 2000
6,473,160 Projection exposure apparatus and device manufacturing method including an aperture member having a circular light transmitting portion and a light blocking member 1 2001
6,560,044 Illumination optical system in exposure apparatus 8 2001
6,654,101 EXPOSURE APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD INCLUDING CHANGING A PHOTO-INTENSITY DISTRIBUTION OF A LIGHT SOURCE AND ADJUSTING AN ILLUMINANCE DISTRIBUTION ON A SUBSTRATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CHANGE 6 2001
 
ASML NETHERLANDS B.V. (3)
6,452,662 Lithography apparatus 67 1999
6,855,486 Lithographic method and apparatus 32 2000
7,061,583 Lithography apparatus 3 2003
 
CARL ZEISS SMT GMBH (2)
6,864,960 Zoom system for an illumination device 4 2002
8,085,382 Microlithographic projection exposure apparatus illumination optics 0 2007
 
ULTRATECH STEPPER, INC. (2)
5,383,000 Partial coherence varier for microlithographic system 33 1992
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ASML HOLDING N.V. (1)
7,876,420 System and method utilizing an electrooptic modulator 0 2004
 
ASML US, LLC (1)
5,724,122 Illumination system having spatially separate vertical and horizontal image planes for use in photolithography 37 1995
 
CARL ZEISS SMT AG (1)
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Hugle Lithography (1)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,268,908 Micro adjustable illumination aperture 6 1999
 
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8,767,179 Imaging methods in scanning photolithography and a scanning photolithography device used in printing an image of a reticle onto a photosensitive substrate 0 2009
 
RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
5,382,999 Optical pattern projecting apparatus 22 1993
 
ZEISS, CARL (1)
6,295,122 Illumination system and REMA objective with lens displacement and operating process therefor 14 1999