Patents Assigned to Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11174147
    Abstract: There is provided a conversion device (150) configured to convert a manual liquid supply device (20) into an automated liquid supply device, the conversion device comprising an automated operation portion (51) and a mounting plate (110) made of a resin, the mounting plate including a back surface (110b), a front surface (110a), and a liquid discharging portion opening (111) passed through the front and back surfaces, and the conversion device further comprising spacers (120) configured to be interspersed between the front surface of the mounting plate and the automated operation portion, and configured to create a gap between the front surface and the automated operation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD., ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Mitsuhata, Tomohiro Takahashi, Takashi Wada, Toru Tanaka, Kenji Kusunoki
  • Publication number: 20210186060
    Abstract: The problem of the invention is to provide a malt beverage which has rich feeling, a reduced grain smell, and can also be produced at a low cost. The means for solving the problem is a malt beverage containing ?-cadinene at a concentration of 3-10 ppb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicants: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tamaki MORISHITA, Shigekuni NOBA, Hiroo YAMAGUCHI, Daisuke SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20210114859
    Abstract: There is provided a conversion device (150) configured to convert a manual liquid supply device (20) into an automated liquid supply device, the conversion device comprising an automated operation portion (51) and a mounting plate (110) made of a resin, the mounting plate including a back surface (110b), a front surface (110a), and a liquid discharging portion opening (111) passed through the front and back surfaces, and the conversion device further comprising spacers (120) configured to be interspersed between the front surface of the mounting plate and the automated operation portion, and configured to create a gap between the front surface and the automated operation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD., ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinsuke MITSUHATA, Tomohiro TAKAHASHI, Takashi WADA, Toru TANAKA, Kenji KUSUNOKI
  • Patent number: 10512277
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an unfermented beer-taste beverage which has an appearance with foam like beer, but does not have the characteristic odor common to beers and non-alcohol beer-taste beverages associated with fermentation; an unfermented beer-taste beverage containing a soybean dietary fiber does not have the characteristic odor common to general beers and non-alcohol beer-taste beverages associated with fermentation; when the beer-taste beverage is poured into a glass or the like, a beer-like foam with a good appearance can be formed; the foam arising from the glass is a fine and minute foam like champagne, and the foam arises linearly; in addition, the beer-like foam makes the mouthfeel smooth, and further provides a texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kaneko, Shinsuke Ito
  • Patent number: 10415006
    Abstract: A method for producing a beer or a beer-like beverage with a pure and mild hop aroma having a slight raw hop odor, which includes maintaining a hop-mixed liquid in a tank, which liquid contains a hop and a solvent, at a temperature less than the boiling point of the solvent, wherein at least a part of the hop-mixed liquid is withdrawn from the tank, and the liquid is supplied to an empty portion of the tank, again, to circulate the hop-mixed liquid through the tank. Also disclosed is an apparatus for producing the beer or beer-like beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hisato Imashuku
  • Publication number: 20180087011
    Abstract: A method for producing a beer or a beer-like beverage with a pure and mild hop aroma having a slight raw hop odor, which includes maintaining a hop-mixed liquid in a tank, which liquid contains a hop and a solvent, at a temperature less than the boiling point of the solvent, wherein at least a part of the hop-mixed liquid is withdrawn from the tank, and the liquid is supplied to an empty portion of the tank, again, to circulate the hop-mixed liquid through the tank. Also disclosed is an apparatus for producing the beer or beer-like beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hisato IMASHUKU
  • Patent number: 9848627
    Abstract: To provide an unfermented beer-taste beverage provided with fermentation flavor, and a method for producing the unfermented beer-taste beverage. An unfermented beer-taste beverage provided with good fermentation flavor characteristic of beer can be provided by a method for producing an unfermented beer-taste beverage comprising a step of adding a flavor composition containing a sulfur-containing compound to an unfermented beer-taste beverage to achieve a content of the sulfur-containing compound of 1×102 ppt or more but 1×103 ppt or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Ito, Jun Kubota
  • Publication number: 20170339983
    Abstract: This method for producing a beer-tasting beverage is provided with: a step in which a starting-material juice is boiled; a step in which the juice, having been boiled, is cooled; a step in which a hop suspension, i.e. a mixture of hops and an aqueous solvent, is boiled, and a hop transpiration component is recovered; a step in which the hop suspension, having been boiled, is added to the juice during or after the boiling step; and a step in which the recovered hop transpiration component is added to the cooled juice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Ito, Toru Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20170107464
    Abstract: The problem of the present invention is to provide a beer-like drink having enhanced beer-like taste thickness, body feeling and complex taste. The means for solving the problem is a beer-like drink obtained by including a fatty acid having 8 to 14 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoko KANAYAMA, Kohei MIZUTANI, Toru KISHIMOTO, Shigekuni NOBA
  • Publication number: 20160066614
    Abstract: The problem of the present invention is to achieve both an enhancement of beer-like taste and an effect of suppressing an increase in blood neutral fat with respect to a non-fermented beer taste drink. The means for solving the problem is a non-fermented beer taste drink, which contains indigestible dextrin at a concentration of 8 g/L or more, and a bitter-taste substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinsuke ITO, Kyoko FUJIWARA, Tomoko TAKAHASHI, Takuya OHASHI
  • Patent number: 9272894
    Abstract: Easily serviced and hygienically maintained liquid supply system. A liquid storage vessel switching device switches between vessels to supply liquid uninterruptedly. Provided in a first connection tube is a liquid cutoff device, including a loop section, for switching the system between allowing/cutting-off supplying of liquid to a dispenser through the first connection tube. Utilizing the liquid cutoff device eliminates, along the first connection tube, intervening conventional valves having structural components that come in direct contact with the supplied liquid, and on which sponges or other cleaning elements might get caught. The inner wall of the first connection tube may thus be cleaned readily with a sponge or the like. Beverages such as beer thus can easily be kept hygienically and served.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignees: Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Kyokko Electric Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Kitano, Takashi Wada, Kenji Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 9103451
    Abstract: A device for stopping a flow of fluid in a fixed length of tube with an actuator simple in construction is provided. The stopping device is free of direct touch with the fluid inside the tube, expected not to obstruct the flow in the tube as permitted as possible at normal condition, expected to perform both detection and control with a single device, and further invulnerable to kinds of fluids. The device for stopping a flow of fluid includes a tube holder to keep a tube in looped configuration, a movable part pressing the looped configuration of the tube. Pressing of the looped configuration of the tube make a snapped bent to stop the flow of fluid passed through the tube. Putting the movable part back into place results in the tube's returning from the configuration having the bent, allowing the fluid flowing again through the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignees: Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Kyokko Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Kitano, Takashi Wada, Kenji Kusunoki
  • Publication number: 20140312062
    Abstract: Easily serviced and hygienically maintained liquid supply system. A liquid storage vessel switching device switches between vessels to supply liquid uninterruptedly. Provided in a first connection tube is a liquid cutoff device, including a loop section, for switching the system between allowing/cutting-off supplying of liquid to a dispenser through the first connection tube. Utilizing the liquid cutoff device eliminates, along the first connection tube, intervening conventional valves having structural components that come in direct contact with the supplied liquid, and on which sponges or other cleaning elements might get caught. The inner wall of the first connection tube may thus be cleaned readily with a sponge or the like. Beverages such as beer thus can easily be kept hygienically and served.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicants: Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Kyokko Electric Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Kitano, Takashi Wada, Kenji Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 8802170
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a liquid koji to be used in the production of a fermented food or drink, particularly a liquid koji having glucoamylase and acid-stable ?-amylase with high enzymatic activities, which can be used in the brewing of shochu. The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a liquid koji to be used in production of a fermented food or drink, comprising: cultivating a koji mold in a liquid medium that contains, as a raw material, a substance selected from the group consisting of a cereal having a surface covered with a husk; a cereal having a surface from which only a husk (e.g., a chaff) is removed; an unprocessed bean or tuber having a surface covered with a hull; and amaranthus and/or quinoa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sugimoto, Hiroshi Shoji
  • Publication number: 20140170284
    Abstract: To provide an unfermented beer-taste beverage provided with fermentation flavor, and a method for producing the unfermented beer-taste beverage. An unfermented beer-taste beverage provided with good fermentation flavor characteristic of beer can be provided by a method for producing an unfermented beer-taste beverage comprising a step of adding a flavor composition containing a sulfur-containing compound to an unfermented beer-taste beverage to achieve a content of the sulfur-containing compound of 1×102 ppt or more but 1×103 ppt or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Ito, Jun Kubota
  • Publication number: 20140170295
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an unfermented beer-taste beverage which has an appearance with foam like beer, but does not have the characteristic odor common to beers and non-alcohol beer-taste beverages associated with fermentation; an unfermented beer-taste beverage containing a soybean dietary fiber does not have the characteristic odor common to general beers and non-alcohol beer-taste beverages associated with fermentation; when the beer-taste beverage is poured into a glass or the like, a beer-like foam with a good appearance can be formed; the foam arising from the glass is a fine and minute foam like champagne, and the foam arises linearly; in addition, the beer-like foam makes the mouthfeel smooth, and further provides a texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kaneko, Shinsuke Ito
  • Patent number: D728306
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Kitano, Kenji Kato, Kosuke Yoshimura, Soichiro Nishimura, Teruhiko Kitamura
  • Patent number: D731838
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Kitano, Kenji Kato, Teruhiko Kitamura
  • Patent number: D732326
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Kitano, Kenji Kato, Teruhiko Kitamura
  • Patent number: D883005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takahashi, Hideaki Sato