Patents Assigned to Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
  • Patent number: 11327060
    Abstract: Enantiomers may be analyzed by: (1) reacting a mixture of a first compound and a second compound that are a pair of enantiomers with an axially chiral compound that is one of a pair of axially chiral isomers, to generate a derivative mixture containing a first derivative obtained by a reaction of the first compound with the axially chiral compound and a second derivative obtained by a reaction of the second compound with the axially chiral compound; (2) separating the first derivative and the second derivative in the derivative mixture; and (3) detecting the separated first derivative and second derivative by mass spectrometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Harada, Sachise Karakawa, Kazutaka Shimbo, Naoyuki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20220132899
    Abstract: A seasoning composition, which includes (A) sodium chloride, (B) potassium chloride, (C) at least two nucleotides, and (D) glutamic acid or salt thereof. The seasoning composition is characterized as having a weight ratio of the at least two nucleotides to the glutamic acid or salt thereof, (C):(D), of from 1:1 to 5:1, and a weight ratio of potassium chloride to the glutamic acid or salt thereof, (B):(D), of from 10:1 to 250:1. Also disclosed are comestibles containing the seasoning composition, and methods of enhancing an initial salty taste of comestibles with the seasoning composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventor: Tomohiro KODERA
  • Publication number: 20220119670
    Abstract: Resin composition including an epoxy resin, an epoxy resin curing agent, and a polyimide resin including a specified structural unit provide a high yield after patterning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventor: KENJI KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20220117259
    Abstract: Methods including performing (I) a step of adding an acid to a water dispersion of a pea ground product and collecting the precipitate, and (II) a step of conducting an enzyme reaction by adding protein deamidase, in this order or reverse order, are useful for improving the solubility of a modified pea protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicants: AJINOMOTO CO., INC., AMANO ENZYME INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi TAKAYANAGI, Hiroyuki NAKAGOSHI, Rikiya ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220117260
    Abstract: Methods including (1) a step of obtaining a water dispersion of a pea ground product by dry pulverizing the pea and mixing same with water, or wet pulverizing the pea in water, (2) a step of obtaining an enzymatic reaction mixture by adding transglutaminase to a solution obtained by removing solid substances from the water dispersion obtained in step (1) or the water dispersion obtained in step (1), and (3) a step of adding an acid to the enzymatic reaction mixture obtained in (2) and collecting the precipitate, are useful for preparing a modified pea protein having increased viscosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi TAKAYANAGI, Hiroyuki NAKAGOSHI, Rikiya ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220119343
    Abstract: An unground N?-long chain acyl lysine crystal production method that includes: preparing a solution having at least one type of N?-long chain acyl lysine dissolved in an acidic or basic solvent including water and/or one type selected from water-soluble organic solvents; dipping the solution into an acidic solution having a pH of at least 0.2 and less than 2.0, at a temperature of no more than 20° C.; and crystallizing N?-long chain acyl lysine crystals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Biswas SHUVENDU, Naoya YAMATO
  • Publication number: 20220112414
    Abstract: Resin compositions including: (A) a naphthol aralkyl type epoxy resin having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of 1,000 or more and an epoxy equivalent of 350 g/eq. or more; and (B) a curing agent, in which (B) the curing agent includes an active ester type curing agent are useful for preparing cured products, sheet lamination materials, resin sheets, printed wiring boards, and semiconductor devices, and for methods for producing printed wiring boards or semiconductor devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventor: Kenji KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20220112237
    Abstract: The present invention provides a means of raising the solubility of even a slightly soluble amino acid, without needing an expensive peptide or varying the pH. The present invention also provides a composition containing at least two amino acids which are formed into a co-amorphous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventor: Jun Sen
  • Publication number: 20220088111
    Abstract: Peptides consisting of the amino acid sequence of any of LIVTQTMKGL (SEQ ID NO: 1), LIVTQTMKG (SEQ ID NO: 2), LIVTQTMK (SEQ ID NO: 3), IVTQTMKGL (SEQ ID NO: 4), IVTQTMKG (SEQ ID NO: 5), and VTQTMKGL (SEQ ID NO: 6) are useful for improving intestinal barrier function, for suppressing blood glucose elevation, for improving insulin sensitivity, for promoting FGF21 secretion, for suppressing stress or protecting nerves, or for reducing fatigue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiro KITAHARA, Yoriko OKAMATSU, Kazutaka SHIMBO, Naoko ARASHIDA, Ayaka SHIRASAWA
  • Publication number: 20220079192
    Abstract: An outer skin containing rice flour and lecithin for a filling-wrapping food can suppress both the sticking (stickiness) of a dough to a roller during rolling and the falling over of a filling-wrapping food during molding, even when produced without using gluten or a food material (e.g., wheat flour, etc.) capable of producing gluten.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro KURODA, Suguru NAGAOKA
  • Patent number: 11273169
    Abstract: The present invention provides a food that is effective for improving the intestinal environment by promoting proliferation of intestinal lactic acid bacteria and the like. The present invention provides a food that is effective for improving the intestinal environment, wherein the food includes (1) ?-polyglutamic acid or a composition containing ?-polyglutamic acid, and (2) oligosaccharide or a composition containing oligosaccharide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Keishi Kameyama, Momoka Tsuneyoshi
  • Publication number: 20220073873
    Abstract: Neural crest cells or corneal epithelial cells may be purified by expansion culturing in the presence of laminin as a scaffold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Shizuka BABA, Kazuma TAKAHASHI, Atsushi KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20220073882
    Abstract: Culturing a cartilage or bone progenitor cell in a medium containing a TGF-? signal inhibitor and FGF is effective for expansion culture of a cartilage or bone progenitor cell, and inducing differentiation of a cartilage or bone progenitor cell obtained by such a method is effective for producing a chondrocyte or osteocyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Shimpei OGAWA, Mayumi TOKUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220053786
    Abstract: A method for producing stirred yogurt, whereby raw milk is treated with a protein glutaminase to form a modified milk prior to fermentation with a starter culture. After fermentation, a gel structure of the resulting yogurt is then disrupted to form the stirred yogurt. Under such a sequence, stirred yogurts are formed having sufficiently high viscosities without the need for thickeners or cross-linking enzymes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicants: AJINOMOTO CO., INC., AMANO ENZYME INC.
    Inventor: Tomohiro KODERA
  • Publication number: 20220056487
    Abstract: Provided is a method for collecting an objective substance such as vanillin from a fermentation broth. Upon collecting an objective substance from a fermentation broth containing the objective substance by solvent extraction using an organic solvent, emulsification during the solvent extraction can be prevented by treating the fermentation broth with a protease and then subjecting it to the solvent extraction, or by carrying out the solvent extraction with an agitation power adjusted to a predetermined range, and thereby the objective substance can be collected from the fermentation broth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Naohiro Ota, Takahiro Okasora, Kenichi Mori, Tomohiro Inagaki
  • Patent number: 11259412
    Abstract: Through hole filling pastes which include a magnetic powder (A), an epoxy resin (B), and a curing agent (C), in which the magnetic powder (A) is surface-treated with a surface treating agent containing at least one element selected from Si, Al, and Ti, are capable of achieving a cured product excellent in plating adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Ooyama, Takayuki Tanaka, Eiichi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20220041645
    Abstract: Formation of a modified oligonucleotide by treating four or more oligonucleotide raw material fragments in total in the presence of an oligonucleotide ligase; the four or more oligonucleotide raw material fragments in total corresponding to oligonucleotide raw material fragments that are obtained by dividing the modified oligonucleotide at a fragment linking site that satisfies following conditions (i) to (v): (i) one or more fragment linking sites are present in the complementary portion in each strand side, and two or more fragment linking sites in total are present in the modified oligonucleotide; (ii) when the modified oligonucleotide is divided at the fragment linking site, a sticky end is formed in the complementary portion, in which the sticky end has 1 to 10 nucleotide length; (iii) at least one oligonucleotide raw material fragment has a modified nucleotide; (iv) four oligonucleotide raw material fragments out of the four or more oligonucleotide raw material fragments in total include the complementa
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke TAKAHASHI, Yusuke HAGIWARA, Shohei KAJIMOTO, Miwa KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20220041648
    Abstract: Peptides may be continuously produced by a method including the following steps (1), (A), (2), and (B): (1) performing a condensation reaction in a flow reactor to obtain an N-protected C-protected peptide in which an N-terminal amino group and C-terminal are protected by protecting groups, a side chain functional group is optionally further protected by a protecting group, and at least one of the C-terminal or the side chain functional group is protected by a pseudo-solid-phase protecting group (N-protected C-protected peptide), (A) washing a reaction mixture containing an N-protected C-protected peptide in a flow reactor and separating oil and water to separate an organic layer containing the N-protected C-protected peptide, (2) subjecting an organic layer containing an N-protected C-protected peptide to a reaction to remove a protecting group of an N-terminal amino group in a flow reactor to obtain a C-protected peptide in which an N-terminal amino group is not protected, C-terminal is protected by a pr
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Daisuke TAKAHASHI, Metten BERT, Kimio KAWAJIRI, Ryotaro NAKAYA
  • Publication number: 20220039432
    Abstract: Provided herein are drinks or powdered drinks containing a destroyed frond of a Lemnoideae plant having improved feeling of sliminess and/or powderiness in the mouth, and a method for improving sliminess and/or powderiness in the mouth of drinks or powdered drinks containing destroyed fronds of a Lemnoideae plant. Also provided herein are drinks or powdered drinks containing destroyed fronds of a Lemnoideae plant, and organic acid salt or organic acid; and a method for improving the feeling of sliminess and/or powderiness in the mouth, including adding an organic acid salt or organic acid to drinks or powdered drinks containing destroyed fronds of a Lemnoideae plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventor: Souichirou Hata
  • Publication number: 20220030922
    Abstract: Provided herein is composition containing a destroyed frond of a Lemnoideae plant with a suppressed off-flavor, and a method for suppressing an off-flavor of a destroyed frond of a Lemnoideae plant. A composition containing a destroyed frond of a Lemnoideae plant and also containing an organic acid salt, an inorganic salt, a sweetener, and/or an acidulant; and a method for suppressing an off-flavor, including blending an organic acid salt, an inorganic salt, a sweetener, and/or an acidulant with a destroyed frond of a Lemnoideae plant, are provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventor: Souichirou Hata