Patents Assigned to ASAHI GROUP HOLDING, LTD.
  • Publication number: 20200329662
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a novel livestock bedding and a novel compost. [Solution] A livestock bedding to be used for rearing livestock, said livestock bedding comprising a shredded product of a plant belonging to a genus Erianthus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya ISHIDA, Takeshi SHIRAI, Kazuya IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200297020
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide means capable of exhibiting one or more of a physical strength improving effect and an anti-fatigue effect. The invention provides a composition containing Bacteroides uniformis or a treated product thereof, wherein the composition is used for improving one or more of physical strength and fatigue resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicants: Keio University, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji FUKUDA, Chie KANO, Hiroto MORITA
  • Publication number: 20200253928
    Abstract: Provided is a composition for reducing serum uric acid level, which contains glycine and tryptophan. The serum uric acid level in a subject can be decreased when the subject intakes the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventor: Shunji OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200196610
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a new technology with which it is possible to further increase a supply amount of divalent iron. [Solution] Provided is a divalent iron supply agent that contains: a hydrothermal reaction treatment product of a mixture containing at least one of yeast, a yeast extract, and a yeast cell wall, at least one of phosphoric acid and a phosphoric acid compound, and at least one of potassium and a potassium compound; and an iron supply raw material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD
    Inventor: Takanori KITAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200037636
    Abstract: The present invention provides means for reducing the culture medium odor of a beverage resulting from lactic acid bacteria while maintaining the clean sensation of the beverage, for a beverage containing a lactic acid bacterium powder and a high-intensity sweetener. The beverage according to the present invention contains a lactic acid bacterium powder, a high-intensity sweetener, 10 to 5000 ppb of nootkatone and 2.5 to 2000 ppb of linalool. It is preferable that the mass ratio of linalool and nootkatone be nootkatone/linalool=1 to 1000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicants: Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi MATSUURA, Kazumichi SATO
  • Patent number: 10245291
    Abstract: This invention provides the use of a microorganism capable of improving both lipid metabolism and sugar metabolism. Specifically, the invention relates to: a lipid metabolism and/or sugar metabolism improver comprising, as an active ingredient, a bacterial cell selected from bacteria belonging to the genus Lactobacillus and the genus Bifidobacterium, a treated product of the bacterial cell, or a mixture thereof, having dual-agonistic activities to peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR)? and peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR)?; to a food or a beverage comprising the improver; and to a pharmaceutical composition comprising the improver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Futoshi Nakamura, Nobuhisa Ashida, Yu Ishida, Shigeru Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20180360063
    Abstract: The present invention provides an effective means for improving the dispersibility of sediments or aggregates of microbial cells generated at the time of production and during storage of a food or beverage product containing microbial cells such as lactic acid bacteria. The present invention provides a beverage that contains microbial cells comprising (A) microbial cell powder and (B) polyglycerin fatty acid ester composed of polyglycerin having a polymerization degree of 3 to 10 and fatty acid having 10 to 18 carbon atoms connected by ester bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicants: ASAHI SOFT DRINKS CO., LTD., ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Shibata, Tetsuo KOIZUMI, Toru YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180327787
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a sucrose unassimilating yeast which has a flocculation ability and has much of a proven performance of food production. The present invention pertains to a yeast strain expressed by accession number: NITE BP-1587.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki MASUDA, Taku KATO
  • Patent number: 10059964
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a sucrose unassimilating yeast which has a flocculation ability and has much of a proven performance of food production. The present invention pertains to a yeast strain expressed by accession number: NITE BP-1587.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Masuda, Taku Kato
  • Patent number: 10030274
    Abstract: This invention provides a means for screening for lactic acid bacteria having immunoregulatory functions in a simple and rapid manner. This invention provides a method for screening for or producing lactic acid bacteria having immunoregulatory functions comprising determining the number of the test lactic acid bacteria bound to the uromodulin (Umod) protein, lactic acid bacteria obtained by such method, and an immunoregulatory composition comprising such lactic acid bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Sae Hyakutake, Tatsuhiko Hirota, Shinji Fukuda, Hiroshi Ohno, Naoyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20170119828
    Abstract: This invention provides the use of a microorganism capable of improving both lipid metabolism and sugar metabolism. Specifically, the invention relates to: a lipid metabolism and/or sugar metabolism improver comprising, as an active ingredient, a bacterial cell selected from bacteria belonging to the genus Lactobacillus and the genus Bifidobacterium, a treated product of the bacterial cell, or a mixture thereof, having dual-agonistic activities to peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR)? and peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR)?; to a food or a beverage comprising the improver; and to a pharmaceutical composition comprising the improver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Futoshi NAKAMURA, Nobuhisa ASHIDA, Yu ISHIDA, Shigeru FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20170006889
    Abstract: Provided is a thirst-quencher-like acidic milk-based beverage and a method for producing the same, of which white turbidity typical of milk-based beverages is suppressed, which provide milkiness characteristic of milk-based beverages, and which has the appearance desired of sports drinks. The acidic milk-based beverage contains milk, a stabilizer of milk protein, and water, and the solid non-fat content thereof is 0.15 to 0.4 mass %, and the pH is not higher than 4.0. In particular, by controlling the lightness L to 25 to 47 in the Hunter Lab color space, the beverage made be useful as a thirst quencher beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicants: ASAHI SOFT DRINKS CO., LTD., ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuka ISHIMORI, Tetsuo KOIZUMI
  • Patent number: 9504720
    Abstract: This application provides a substance containing disrupted cells of an anti-inflammatory lactic acid bacterium and having an effect of preventing or improving arthritis in a subject, a composition containing the substance and the preparation method thereof, and a method for enhancing the effect of preventing and improving arthritis with the use of the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kikuji Itoh, Shigeru Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9468657
    Abstract: This invention provides an effective means or method for improving lipid metabolism, and a means or method for treatment or prevention of diseases or disorders associated with the lipid metabolism disorder. Specifically, this invention relates to an agent for improving the lipid metabolism comprising, as active ingredients, broken cells of a lactic acid bacterium, and to a method for enhancing an effect of a lactic acid bacterium for improving the lipid metabolism comprising a step of breaking the lactic acid bacterium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Futoshi Nakamura, Yu Ishida, Shigeru Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9339055
    Abstract: An inducer of T cell apoptosis and a health food for inducing T cell apoptosis comprising as an active ingredient of a lactic acid bacterium belonging to the genus Lactobacillus or the genus Bifidobacterium are disclosed. Particularly preferred lactic acid bacteria belonging to the genus Lactobacillus or the genus Bifidobacterium are Lactobacillus acidophilus L-92 (FERM BP-4981), Lactobacillus amylovorus CP1750 (FERM BP-10532), Bifidobacterium catenulatum CP2829 (FERM BP-10533) and Bifidobacterium longum CP760 (FERM BP-10531). The inducer of T cell apoptosis of the invention is useful in the prevention and cure of a disease such as an organ-specific autoimmune disease or type I allergy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Fujiwara, Hiroki Kanzato, Satoshi Hachimura
  • Publication number: 20160108437
    Abstract: A method for producing raw sugar and ethanol which includes the steps of: heating and clarifying a plant origin sugar juice; concentrating the clear sugar juice so that the Brix value of the clear sugar juice is 15 to 50%; cooling the syrup to a fermentation temperature; fermenting the syrup, thereby selectively converting the saccharide components other than sucrose in the syrup into ethanol; and concentrating the fermented solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicants: SHINKO SUGAR MILL CO., LTD., ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi OHARA, Kazutoshi KITAI, Hidenori HIDAKA, Megumi SHIOURA, Yosuke HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20160108438
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a sucrose unassimilating yeast which has a flocculation ability and has much of a proven performance of food production. The present invention pertains to a yeast strain expressed by accession number: NITE BP-1587.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki MASUDA, Taku KATO
  • Patent number: 9193635
    Abstract: Disclosed is a processing method whereby microorganisms, particularly waste yeast, can be turned into a processed material having high added value. Also disclosed is said processed material. Further disclosed is a production method for a reducing mixture derived from microorganisms which has an oxidation-reduction potential of 0 mV or less, said method being characterized by processing microorganisms or components thereof with superheated steam in the absence of oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Kitagawa, Chikako Iwabuchi, Daiki Honma, Yoshio Maekawa
  • Publication number: 20150111270
    Abstract: A method for producing sugar and ethanol including the steps of: heating and cleaning a sugar liquid derived from a plant; fermenting the cleaned liquid which has been adjusted to suitable temperature to selectively convert sugar components other than sucrose in the cleaned liquid into ethanol; and concentrating the obtained fermented liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Ohara
  • Patent number: 9005683
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a yeast containing glutamic acid at a high concentration. In the method for culturing a yeast, a yeast in a stationary growth phase is subjected to liquid culture under the conditions that the pH of a liquid medium is 7.5 or higher and lower than 11. After the pH of the liquid medium for the yeast in a stationary growth phase is adjusted to 7.5 or higher and lower than 11, the yeast is further cultured, whereby a yeast with a high glutamic acid content can be produced. In the invention, as the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae or Candida utilis can be used. Therefore, by using the yeast with a high glutamic acid content obtained by the above-said method and the extract obtained by extraction from the yeast, a seasoning composition and a food or drink with a high glutamic acid content can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiro Shibuya, Hiroaki Okano, Yoshitomo Kanaoka, Nobuchika Takesue