Patents Assigned to Kirin Beer Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 10612142
    Abstract: A film formation apparatus for forming a thin film having high gas barrier performance, such as a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) film, a SiOx film, a SiOC film, a SiOCN film, a SiNx film, and an AlOx film, on an inner surface and/or an outer surface of a container such as a PET bottle. The film formation apparatus has: a vacuum chamber for forming, in a vacuum state, a film on a surface of a container using a heat generating element; a vacuum evacuation device for vacuumizing the vacuum chamber; and a relative shifting device for relatively shifting the container and the heat generating element in the vacuum chamber after the vacuumization of the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ooshima, Keiichi Fujimoto, Hiroyasu Tabuchi, Masaki Nakaya
  • Patent number: 9723857
    Abstract: An effervescent beverage containing a grain degradation product which contains creamy and tasty foam having a refreshing texture and a new texture of a prolonged creamy-foam retention is formed on the effervescent beverage upon drinking, a method for dispensing and a dispenser of such effervescent beverage are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norio Endo, Shinobu Ueno, Daiju Mizumoto, Takafumi Asakura, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 9410245
    Abstract: A gas barrier plastic molded product having high gas barrier properties is provided. The gas barrier plastic molded product is a gas barrier plastic molded product comprising a plastic molded product and a gas barrier thin film provided on the surface of the plastic molded product, in which the gas barrier thin film contains silicon (Si), carbon (C), oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H) as constituent elements, and comprises a Si-containing layer having a Si content percentage represented by (Mathematical Formula 1) of 40.1% or more: Si content percentage [%]={(Si content [atomic %])/ (total content of Si, O and C [atomic %])}×100??(Mathematical Formula 1) wherein in Mathematical Formula 1, the content of Si, O or C is a content thereof in the items of the three elements of Si, O and C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mari Shimizu, Eitaro Matsui, Aiko Sato, Masaki Nakaya, Hiroyasu Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 8993021
    Abstract: A can bottle in a bottomed, cylindrical configuration, which is constructed of a metal material has a cylindrical side wall and a bottom joined to and integrated with the side wall. The said bottom includes domed portions that flex and extend downwardly and outwardly, and flexed support legs formed by extending a plurality of peripheral edge sites of the domed portions arranged at uniform angles further downwardly and outwardly in a flexed fashion. The bottom satisfies a condition: 1.04?R3/D?1.67 where R3 (mm) is the radius of curvature that defines the curvature of the domed portion at the bottom, and D (mm) is the diameter of the cylindrical side wall. In addition ribs are formed at possible grounding sites of the flexed support legs at said bottom in a direction crossing the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Kirin Beer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tadashi Nishibe, Chiharu Ito
  • Patent number: 8950356
    Abstract: A barrier-film forming apparatus that forms a barrier film on an inner face of a container having a concave or convex portion as a processing target, including: a dielectric member having a cavity sized to enclose the container, an external electrode covering an outer circumference of the dielectric member, an exhaust unit installed on an end face of the external electrode on a side where a mouth of the container is located, with an insulating member interposed therebetween, and depressurizing inside of the container through an exhaust pipe, an internal electrode inserted from a side of the exhaust pipe and also serving as a gas blowout unit that blows out medium gas for generating a barrier film into the container, and an electric-field applying unit that applies an electric field for generating exhaust between the external electrode and a ground electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Food & Machinery Co., Ltd., Kirin Beer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Asahara, Hideo Yamakoshi, Minoru Danno, Seiji Goto, Akira Shirakura, Masaki Nakaya, Kiyoshi Hiroya
  • Patent number: 8932676
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a gas barrier plastic molded body by forming a gas barrier thin film which is substantially colorless and has gas barrier properties, on the surface of a plastic molded body by a heating element CVD method using only raw material gases that are highly safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Kirin Beer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Nakaya, Midori Takiguchi, Mari Shimizu, Aiko Sato, Hiroyasu Tabuchi, Eitaro Matsui
  • Publication number: 20140366806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film formation apparatus for forming thin films having high gas barrier performance, such as a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) film, SiOx film, SiOC film, SiOCN film, SiNx film, and AIOx film, on the inner surface and/or outer surface of containers such as PET bottles. The film formation apparatus is provided with: a vacuum chamber for forming, in a vacuum state, a film on a surface of a container (4) using a heat generating element (21); a vacuum evacuation device for vacuumizing the vacuum chamber; and a relative shifting device for relatively shifting the container (4) and the heat generating element (21) in the vacuum chamber after starting vacuumization of the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ooshima, Keiichi Fujimoto, Hiroyasu Tabuchi, Masaki Nakaya
  • Patent number: 8883257
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for producing a plastic container coated with a thin film that is excellent in gas barrier properties, film coloration and film adhesiveness without using an external electrode having a special shape while suppressing deposition of foreign matters such as carbon powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kirin Beer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Nakaya, Mari Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8808797
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing a gas barrier plastic container include a method in which the inside of a vacuum chamber which houses a plastic container is exhausted to form a pre-set pressure, and while maintaining a state where electricity is supplied to a thermal catalyst arranged inside the vacuum chamber to generate heat above a pre-set temperature, a source gas is blown on the thermal catalyst to decompose the source gas and create chemical species, whereby a gas barrier thin film is formed by the chemical species reaching at least one of either the inner surface or the outer surface of the plastic container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Kirin Beer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akio Mishima, Masaki Nakaya, Akira Shirakura
  • Publication number: 20140220222
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing an alcohol-free beer-taste sparkling beverage imparted with a fruity aroma and a reduced off-flavor; and an alcohol-free beer-taste sparkling beverage imparted with a fruity aroma and a reduced off-flavor produced by the aforesaid production method. “The method for producing an alcohol-free beer-taste sparkling beverage imparted with a fruity aroma and a reduced off-flavor” in the present invention is characterized by use of a hop or a hop component stored and aged in the state of being in contact with air as a hop or a hop component used during a raw material liquid-boiling step, or adjustment of the contents of myrcene, linalool, and nerol in the beer-taste sparkling beverage so as to satisfy five particular numerical ranges by boiling the hop or the hop component in a raw material liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Yoshimi Oku, Yukimasa Owa, Yumiko Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20140026768
    Abstract: A round baler is provided having a frame, a baling chamber formed on the frame to form a round bale, a discharge region formed between the baling chamber and a base surface, and at least one handling element which is arranged in the discharge region and which extends parallel to the rotation axis of the round bale and serves to support the round bale during the discharge process. To reduce the mechanical load of the round bale, the handling element has an elastic layer which is elastically deformable under the effect of the round bale during the discharge process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Pascal Gresset, Emmanuel Chapon, Mickael Zabe
  • Patent number: 8627978
    Abstract: An easy-open can end including an inclined surface formed in a direction of a tab tail of a pull-tab from a center of a panel such that the center of the panel becomes a maximum concave portion, a lower surface of the pull-tab abuts on the inclined surface or is brought close to the inclined surface along the inclined surface, the pull-tab has a pit S formed by pressing-down forming, and the pull-tab is bent by the pit S. A method for manufacturing an easy-open can end including a process for pressing down part of an outer rim of the pull-tab after or at the same time as a process for fixing the pull-tab to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kirin Beer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tadashi Nishibe, Takahiko Okada
  • Publication number: 20130323423
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a gas barrier plastic molded body by forming a gas barrier thin film which is substantially colorless and has gas barrier properties, on the surface of a plastic molded body by a heating element CVD method using only raw material gases that are highly safe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Nakaya, Midori Takiguchi, Mari Shimizu, Aiko Sato, Hiroyasu Tabuchi, Eitaro Matsui
  • Publication number: 20130316108
    Abstract: A gas barrier plastic molded product having high gas barrier properties is provided. The gas barrier plastic molded product is a gas barrier plastic molded product comprising a plastic molded product and a gas barrier thin film provided on the surface of the plastic molded product, in which the gas barrier thin film contains silicon (Si), carbon (C), oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H) as constituent elements, and comprises a Si-containing layer having a Si content percentage represented by (Mathematical Formula 1) of 40.1% or more: Si content percentage[%]={(Si content[atomic %])/(total content of Si, O and C [atomic %])}×100??(Mathematical Formula 1) wherein in Mathematical Formula 1, the content of Si, O or C is a content thereof in the items of the three elements of Si, O and C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mari Shimizu, Eitaro Matsui, Aiko Sato, Masaki Nakaya, Hiroyasu Tabuchi
  • Publication number: 20130280399
    Abstract: A production process of an alcohol-free beer-like malt beverage is disclosed. The process comprises reducing the off-flavor originated from wort by adding terpene. The process provides an alcohol-free beer-like malt beverage having an unpleasant wort off-flavor reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Yumiko Kawasaki, Reiko Ohta, Junichi Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20130189448
    Abstract: The present invention provides method of DLC film coating a plastic container by DLC film coating the container in an apparatus, where the apparatus comprises a container side electrode which forms one portion of a pressure-reducing chamber and a facing electrode, where the container side electrode is formed so that the average inner hole diameter (R2) of the inner wall surrounding a neck portion is smaller than the average inner hole diameter (R1) of the inner wall surrounding the body portion, and the average distance (d2) between the outer wall of the container and the inner wall of the container side electrode in a horizontal cross section with respect to the vertical direction of the container at the neck portion becomes longer than the average distance (d1) between the outer wall of the container and the inner wall of the container side electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teruyuki YAMASAKI, Akira SHIRAKURA, Hideyasu ANDO
  • Publication number: 20130030054
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an ornithine-containing alcohol-free malt beverage which is provided with health functions of ornithine imparted to an alcoholic beverage-flavored alcohol-free malt beverage containing substantially no alcohol component and which retains an excellent flavor of the alcohol-free malt beverage, and to provide a method for producing the same. The ornithine-containing alcohol-free malt beverage of the present invention is produced using ornithine hydrochloride and ornithine aspartate in combination as ornithine raw materials. For this production, 20% or more by weight of ornithine hydrochloride in terms of ornithine is used with respect to the total weight of ornithine hydrochloride and ornithine aspartate in terms of ornithine. The ornithine-containing alcohol-free malt beverage thus produced is provided with health functions of ornithine and retains an excellent flavor of an alcohol-free malt beverage. In this way, the object can be attained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicants: KIRIN HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD., KOIWAI DAIRY PRODUCTS CO., LTD., KIRIN BEVERAGE COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukimasa Owa, Takehito Ota, Kinya Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20130029022
    Abstract: An effervescent beverage containing a grain degradation product which contains creamy and tasty foam having a refreshing texture and a new texture of a prolonged creamy-foam retention is formed on the effervescent beverage upon drinking, a method for dispensing and a dispenser of such effervescent beverage are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norio Endo, Shinobu Ueno, Daiju Mizumoto, Takafumi Asakura, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Publication number: 20120205279
    Abstract: In an apparatus for forming a film on the inner surface of a container, a thermal catalyst is supported on a source gas supply pipe, and the source gas supply pipe is inserted into the port of the container, followed by film formation. In an apparatus for forming a film on the outer surface of a container, a thermal catalyst is arranged on the periphery of the plastic, and a source gas is blown out through the source gas supply pipe while bringing the source gas into contact with the thermal catalyst for film formation. Cooling is carried out to avoid the thermal deformation of the container by heat radiated from the thermal catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akio MISHIMA, Masaki NAKAYA, Akira SHIRAKURA
  • Publication number: 20120207909
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an unfermented malt beverage that has a reduced unpleasant wort flavor and has a beer flavor, and to provide a method for producing the same. The present invention provides a method for producing an unfermented beer-flavored malt beverage, comprising contacting a wort with an adsorbent to thereby reduce an unpleasant wort flavor, and an unfermented beer-flavored malt beverage produced by this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: KIRIN BEER KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehito Itakura, Takehito Ota, Yukimasa Owa