Patents Assigned to ASAHI GROUP HOLDING, LTD.
  • Patent number: 8999693
    Abstract: A method for producing ?-glucanase and xylanase which includes the step of culturing a microorganism classified under the genus Trichoderma using a liquid culture medium which contains (a) a pulp derived from paper which has not been subjected to heat treatment nor alkali treatment as a carbon source, and (b) an ammonia nitrogen or an amino nitrogen as a nitrogen source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8951326
    Abstract: Provided is a high-value added fertilizer using a microorganism or a component of a microorganism and especially a fertilizer capable of promoting the bearing of fruit trees and fruit vegetables. A reducing fertilizer obtained by subjecting a mixture of a microorganism or a component of a microorganism with phosphoric acid component and/or potassium component to a hydrothermal reaction treatment is capable of promoting the growth the roots, especially, the root hairs of fruit trees and also promoting the enlargement of their fruits. In particular, because of the reducing characteristic, the reducing fertilizer of the present invention has an excellent affinity for cells constituting the roots, and enables phosphoric acid component and potassium component, which are useful fertilizer components, to be absorbed effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Kitagawa, Yoshio Maekawa
  • Publication number: 20140250961
    Abstract: Provided is a high-value added fertilizer using a microorganism or a component of a microorganism and especially a fertilizer capable of promoting the bearing of fruit trees and fruit vegetables. A reducing fertilizer obtained by subjecting a mixture of a microorganism or a component of a microorganism with phosphoric acid component and/or potassium component to a hydrothermal reaction treatment is capable of promoting the growth the roots, especially, the root hairs of fruit trees and also promoting the enlargement of their fruits. In particular, because of the reducing characteristic, the reducing fertilizer of the present invention has an excellent affinity for cells constituting the roots, and enables phosphoric acid component and potassium component, which are useful fertilizer components, to be absorbed effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Kitagawa, Yoshio Maekawa
  • Patent number: 8647845
    Abstract: Provided is a method for efficiently producing sugar and simultaneously efficiently producing ethanol. A method for producing sugar characterized by comprising a pretreatment step in which a plant-origin sugar solution is fermented by a microorganism having no sucrose-degrading enzyme and a step for producing sugar from the fermented sugar solution. A method for producing sugar characterized by comprising a pretreatment step in which a plant-origin sugar solution is fermented by a microorganism in the presence of a sucrose-degrading enzyme inhibitor and a step for producing sugar from the fermented sugar solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignees: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Incorporated Administrative Agency National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
    Inventors: Satoshi Ohara, Yoshifumi Terajima, Akira Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8573029
    Abstract: A configuration capable of suppressing a variation in the measurement result of a falling body viscometer is proposed. Provided is a method of sending a falling body of a falling body viscometer when sending the falling body loaded in a loading unit of a loading holder into a measured substance, in which the falling body of the falling body viscometer is sent out in a manner such that the falling body is sent out from the loading unit by pressing the falling body using an extruding pin, thereby suppressing a variation in the measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimito Kawamura, Motoyuki Tagashira, Eiji Tamura
  • Patent number: 8555706
    Abstract: A novel configuration for a falling body viscometer using an electromagnetic induction sensor, wherein the time at which a falling body passes through the electromagnetic induction sensor can be specified with enhanced accuracy. This enables the falling speed of the falling body and in turn the viscosity of a fluid to be measured with increased accuracy. A falling body viscometer is provided with a first pair of coils located at the outer periphery of a measuring container so as to be separated from each other in the vertical direction, and also with a second pair of coils located at the outer periphery of the measuring container so as to be separated from each other in the vertical direction and to be located below the first coil pair, a specified distance away therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimito Kawamura, Motoyuki Tagashira, Eiji Tamura
  • Publication number: 20130183724
    Abstract: Provided is a method for efficiently producing sugar and simultaneously efficiently producing ethanol. A method for producing sugar characterized by comprising a pretreatment step in which a plant-origin sugar solution is fermented by a microorganism having no sucrose-degrading enzyme and a step for producing sugar from the fermented sugar solution. A method for producing sugar characterized by comprising a pretreatment step in which a plant-origin sugar solution is fermented by a microorganism in the presence of a sucrose-degrading enzyme inhibitor and a step for producing sugar from the fermented sugar solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicants: INCORPORATED ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD., Incorporated Administrative Agency National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
  • Patent number: 8485018
    Abstract: A technique used to determine a falling state of a falling body, such as whether the falling body reaches a falling termination speed and falls uniformly or falls with a change in the speed is provided. In particular, a method of determining a falling state of a falling body passing through a measured substance inserted into a measuring container is provided, the method including: measuring a first elapsed time which is a time interval between extreme values of two potentials generated in a first coil pair when the falling body passes through the first coil pair and a second elapsed time which is a time interval between extreme values of two potentials generated in a second coil pair when the falling body passes through the second coil pair; and determining the falling state of the falling body by comparing the first elapsed time with the second elapsed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimito Kawamura, Motoyuki Tagashira, Eiji Tamura
  • Patent number: 8460725
    Abstract: Provided is a method for efficiently producing sugar and simultaneously efficiently producing ethanol. A method for producing sugar characterized by comprising a pretreatment step in which a plant-origin sugar solution is fermented by a microorganism having no sucrose-degrading enzyme and a step for producing sugar from the fermented sugar solution. A method for producing sugar characterized by comprising a pretreatment step in which a plant-origin sugar solution is fermented by a microorganism in the presence of a sucrose-degrading enzyme inhibitor and a step for producing sugar from the fermented sugar solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignees: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Incorporated Administrative Agency National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
    Inventors: Satoshi Ohara, Akira Sugimoto, Yoshifumi Terajima
  • Publication number: 20130108773
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a seasoning composition which is highly safe to the human body, has excellent sweet taste and first taste, and can be used as an alternative to an animal protein hydrolysate without causing any problem. Means for solving the problem is a seasoning composition comprising a yeast extract obtained from yeast fungus bodies cultured under conditions advantageous for production of alanine, wherein the seasoning composition contains 20% by weight or more of free alanine based on free amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Odani, Hideyo Tadami, Keiichi Okutomi, Ichiro Shibuya
  • Publication number: 20120225455
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing a sugar, whereby any non-sugar component can be removed from a sugar solution with high efficiency and the color value of the sugar solution can be reduced. Specifically disclosed is a process for producing sugar, which is characterized by comprising: adding ethanol to a sugar solution produced by squeezing a plant; removing precipitates produced by the addition of ethanol from the solution; and crystallizing sugar from the sugar solution from which the precipitates have been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Asahi Groups Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiji Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 8254589
    Abstract: A noise suppressor includes a fundamental sound source (121, 122) for generating a fundamental waveform having a predetermined frequency, and suppresses that frequency component of noise which corresponds to the predetermined frequency by generating a control sound from a signal generated by multiplying the fundamental waveform by an adaptive filter coefficient (W0, W1). The noise suppressor further includes a frequency adjusting circuit (210) for increasing or decreasing, by a predetermined amount, the frequency of the fundamental waveform output from the sound source if the phase fluctuation of the control sound detected by using the adaptive filter coefficient is larger than a predetermined threshold value. The noise suppressor has improved ability of tracking the peak frequency fluctuation of periodic noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinsuke Mitsuhata
  • Publication number: 20120214210
    Abstract: To produce cellulase having excellent ability to decompose cellulosic resources containing xylan at low cost. A method for producing ?-glucanase and xylanase, comprising the step of culturing a microorganism classified under the genus Trichoderma by using a liquid culture medium which contains (a) wheat bran as a carbon source and (b) ammonia nitrogen or amino nitrogen as a nitrogen source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuro Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20120186327
    Abstract: A configuration capable of suppressing a variation in the measurement result of a falling body viscometer is proposed. Provided is a method of sending a falling body of a falling body viscometer when sending the falling body loaded in a loading unit of a loading holder into a measured substance, in which the falling body of the falling body viscometer is sent out in a manner such that the falling body is sent out from the loading unit by pressing the falling body using an extruding pin, thereby suppressing a variation in the measurement result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimito Kawamura, Motoyuki Tagashira, Eiji Tamura
  • Publication number: 20120186326
    Abstract: A technique used to determine a falling state of a falling body, such as whether the falling body reaches a falling termination speed and falls uniformly or falls with a change in the speed is provided. In particular, a method of determining a falling state of a falling body passing through a measured substance inserted into a measuring container is provided, the method including: measuring a first elapsed time which is a time interval between extreme values of two potentials generated in a first coil pair when the falling body passes through the first coil pair and a second elapsed time which is a time interval between extreme values of two potentials generated in a second coil pair when the falling body passes through the second coil pair; and determining the falling state of the falling body by comparing the first elapsed time with the second elapsed time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimito Kawamura, Motoyuki Tagashira, Eiji Tamura
  • Publication number: 20120190093
    Abstract: Disclosed is production of cellulase having excellent ability to decompose cellulosic resources containing xylan at low cost. A method for producing ?-glucanase and xylanase, comprising the step of culturing a microorganism classified under the genus Trichoderma by using a liquid culture medium which contains fungus body debris as an organic carbon source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuro Fukuda
  • Patent number: D653944
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignees: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Showa Aluminum Can Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi Seki, Yoshio Hatsumi, Junichi Sato, Morihito Mishiba