Patents Assigned to San-Ei Gen F.F.I., Inc.
  • Patent number: 11136417
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an excellent emulsifier. This object is achieved by a low-molecular gum ghatti having a weight average molecular weight within the range of 0.020×106 to 1.10×106.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Miuchi, Takuma Matsukura, Ryo Maruyama, Keigo Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11116245
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for preventing adhesion of a carotenoid pigment to manufacturing equipment or containers such as PET bottles during production of liquid foods such as beverages containing a carotenoid pigment. The method comprises adding gum ghatti to a system in which a carotenoid pigment is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Miuchi, Masayuki Nishino
  • Patent number: 11072709
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for removing geniposide or genipin or both from a material containing geniposide or genipin or both. The present invention is a method for removing geniposide or genipin or both from a material containing geniposide or genipin or both, the method comprising treating the material containing geniposide or genipin or both using an activated carbon having (a) a methylene blue adsorption ability of 50 ml/g or more; and (b) an iodine adsorption ability of 750 mg/g or more, thereby removing geniposide or genipin or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Aizawa, Tsuyoshi Fujita, Hironori Onishi
  • Patent number: 10980268
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a concentrated liquid food that enables easy injection and suppresses gastro-esophageal reflux. The object can be solved by a concentrated liquid food, comprising: (A) a polysaccharide that becomes gelated or thickened by combining with calcium; (B) a calcium source; optional (C) a chelating agent; (D) a protein having emulsifiabilty; and (E) a soybean hemicellulose, (with the proviso that, when the calcium source (B) is a water-soluble calcium source, the concentrated liquid food comprises the chelating agent (C)), wherein the concentrated liquid food has a viscosity of 250 mPa·s or less before contact with a simulated gastric fluid, and has a viscosity of 1,500 mPa·s or more after contact with a simulated gastric fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Nakauma, Takahiro Funami
  • Patent number: 10968334
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of effectively modifying starch so as to have an inhibitory effect on swelling and disintegration equivalent to that of chemically-linked starch, without using chemicals or a large amount of water. The method of modifying starch includes subjecting a powdery mixture containing starch and water-soluble hemicellulose at a ratio of 99.5:0.5 to 80:20 (weight ratio) to moist-heat treatment at 100 to 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Toru Nakajima, Makoto Nakauma, Takahiro Funami
  • Publication number: 20210007980
    Abstract: The present invention provides a salivator that is in a form for use in the mouth (a form for intraoral use), or in a form for use by oral administration (a form for oral administration). The salivator can be prepared by using enzymatically modified isoquercitrin, or a combination of enzyme-modified isoquercitrin and a thickening polysaccharide. The present invention further provides an additive that is useful for preparing an oral composition (a food or beverage, a pharmaceutical product for oral administration) (an additive for an oral composition) and that can impart at least one effect selected from the group consisting of a salivation-promoting effect, a deglutition-improving effect (swallowing-assisting effect), and a mastication-improving effect (chewing-assisting effect) to the oral composition. The additive can be prepared by using a combination of enzymatically modified isoquercitrin and a thickening polysaccharide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SATO, Makoto NAKAUMA, Akira IKEGAMI, Takahiro FUNAMI, Hideyuki ORIKOSHI
  • Patent number: 10827769
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a technique of suppressing precipitation of an anthocyanin pigment in a range other than the highly acidic range. The present invention provides an anthocyanin pigment preparation, comprising: an anthocyanin pigment; and an emulsifier, wherein the pH when the anthocyanin pigment preparation is diluted with water or dissolved in water so that a color value becomes 10 is more than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Mayu Suzuki, Minoru Iniwa, Masashi Imai, Koji Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20200288759
    Abstract: A method for producing water-soluble or water-dispersible microparticles, which includes preparing a solution or dispersion that contains a protein and an anionic polysaccharide and that has a pH higher than the isoelectric point of the protein, and mixing the solution or dispersion to set the pH of the solution or dispersion to a value closer to the isoelectric point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro MAEDA, Shingo MATSUYAMA, Satoshi TOYOIZUMI
  • Patent number: 10709672
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polyphenol-containing solid composition that enables efficient ingestion of a polyphenol. This object can be achieved by a solid composition containing (1) an amorphous poorly water-soluble polyphenol, (2) a hydrophilic polymer, and (3) at least one nonionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of polyglycerol fatty acid esters, sucrose fatty acid esters, and lecithins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakao, Mikihiko Nakamura, Masayuki Nishino
  • Patent number: 10611914
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for removing geniposide or genipin or both from a material containing geniposide or genipin or both. The present invention is a method for removing geniposide or genipin or both from a material containing geniposide or genipin or both, the method comprising treating the material containing geniposide or genipin or both using an activated carbon having (a) a methylene blue adsorption ability of 50 ml/g or more; and (b) an iodine adsorption ability of 750 mg/g or more, thereby removing geniposide or genipin or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Aizawa, Tsuyoshi Fujita, Hironori Onishi
  • Publication number: 20200029609
    Abstract: Provided are a method for producing a polysaccharide thickener-containing preparation in which formation of lumps is suppressed when the polysaccharide thickener-containing preparation is added to a liquid, and in which the inherent thickening function or gelling function of the polysaccharide thickener is exhibited satisfactorily; and the like. The method for producing a polysaccharide thickener-containing preparation comprises granulating a polysaccharide thickener using one or more binder liquids, wherein a starch decomposition product having a DE of 1 or more and 50 or less, and at least one member selected from the group consisting of pullulan, guar gum, guar gum decomposition product, gum arabic, gum ghatti, soybean polysaccharides, pectin, and alginic acid and derivatives thereof are used as components of the one or more binder liquids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki SATO
  • Publication number: 20190241983
    Abstract: The present invention provides a colored sweet potato that has a high anthocyanin content, and that is useful as a pigment material. Further, the present invention also provides a processed product of the colored sweet potato useful as a purple pigment, more specifically, an extract composition, as well as the purified matter thereof (including roughly purified matter). A colored sweet potato having the following characteristics is used. (A) the color value (530 nm) per gram of wet weight of colored sweet potato (color value (530 nm)/g) is not less than 15; (B) the absorbance ratio (320 nm/530 nm) per gram of wet weight of colored sweet potato (absorbance ratio (320 nm/530 nm)/g) is not less than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Tetsufumi SAKAI, Masaru YOSHINAGA, Yasuhiro TAKAHATA, Yumi KAI, Akira KOBAYASHI, Kenji KATAYAMA, Toshiro FUJITA, Hironori ONISHI, Kazuya MORIYUKI, Koji NISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10357451
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an enteral nutrition that is simply injected and suppresses gastro-esophageal reflux. The present invention provides an enteral nutrition comprising 0.1 to 1.0 mass % of alginic acid and/or sodium salt thereof, calcium, and 0.1 to 3.5 parts by mass of a chelating agent per part by mass of the calcium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Nakauma, Sayaka Ishihara, Satomi Nakao
  • Patent number: 10349670
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to improve the smell, flavor and the like peculiar to curcumine by masking. The present invention provides a method for masking curcumine flavor comprising mixing curcumine with a modified starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Miuchi, Katsuya Tokuno, Masashi Oda, Masayuki Nishino
  • Publication number: 20190100655
    Abstract: The present invention solves the problem of providing a method for stabilizing a solid pigment. The problem is solved by a method for stabilizing at least one solid pigment selected from the group consisting of solid carotenoid pigments and solid curcumin pigments, the method comprising the step of mixing the solid pigment with a lipophilic liquid in an amount of 200 parts by mass or less per 100 parts by mass of the solid pigment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Kanako MIYAMOTO, Makoto SAKATA, Takeshi MIUCHI, Atsushi NISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180346732
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a turmeric pigment composition. More specifically, the present invention provides a turmeric pigment composition in which aggregation and sedimentation of a turmeric pigment over time is effectively prevented even when a concentrated amount of turmeric pigment is incorporated in a solvent; the turmeric pigment composition also ensures a desirable color-developing property, and is capable of stably adding a deep color with a bright tone, which was never accomplished by a hitherto-known colorant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Miuchi, Masayuki Nishino, Yasushi Sasaki, Takashi Morimoto, Yoshiharu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180344633
    Abstract: The present invention provides a salivator that is in a form for use in the mouth (a form for intraoral use), or in a form for use by oral administration (a form for oral administration). The salivator can be prepared by using enzymatically modified isoquercitrin, or a combination of enzyme-modified isoquercitrin and a thickening polysaccharide. The present invention further provides an additive that is useful for preparing an oral composition (a food or beverage, a pharmaceutical product for oral administration)(an additive for an oral composition) and that can impart at least one effect selected from the group consisting of a salivation-promoting effect, a deglutition-improving effect (swallowing-assisting effect), and a mastication-improving effect (chewing-assisting effect) to the oral composition. The additive can be prepared by using a combination of enzymatically modified isoquercitrin and a thickening polysaccharide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SATO, Makoto NAKAUMA, Akira IKEGAMI, Takahiro FUNAMI, Hideyuki ORIKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20180325141
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a means for improving or maintaining physical properties of a substance (in particular, a composition) (e.g., food). The object is achieved by a foam-containing composition that contains welan gum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Kohei NAKAJIMA, Kayo GOTO, Eiji OKUDA, Ariko SAITO, Hiroaki KURODA, Yasuyuki FUJITA, Makoto ONODERA, Hiroyuki SATO, Satomi NAKAO, Yugo KOMIYA, Minami TAKESONO
  • Patent number: 10023745
    Abstract: [Object] The present invention relates to a turmeric pigment composition. More specifically, the present invention provides a turmeric pigment composition in which aggregation and sedimentation of a turmeric pigment over time is effectively prevented even when a concentrated amount of turmeric pigment is incorporated in a solvent; the turmeric pigment composition also ensures a desirable color-developing property, and is capable of stably adding a deep color with a bright tone, which was never accomplished by a hitherto-known colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Miuchi, Masayuki Nishino, Yasushi Sasaki, Takashi Morimoto, Yoshiharu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170253744
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a high-quality anthocyanin pigment composition more efficiently and at a lower cost than red cabbage pigment, which has not been achieved by the prior art. This invention provides the following anthocyanin pigment composition derived from a plant other than red cabbage, the composition having the following features (A), (B), and (C): (A) an aqueous solution containing the anthocyanin pigment composition and adjusted to a pH of 3 with a citrate buffer (pH: 3.0) has a maximum absorption wavelength in the range of 500 to 550 nm in the visible light region; (B) when a pigment-composition-containing aqueous solution containing the anthocyanin pigment composition, 0.2 mass % citric acid, 20 mass % ethanol, and water is prepared so as to have a color value E10%1cm of 10, 1 mL of the aqueous solution is sealed in a 20-mL vial, and the vial is stored at 50° C. for 5 days and further maintained at 40° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC.
    Inventors: Masahiko ISHIDA, Takayoshi OHARA, Nobuko FUKINO, Tomohiro KAKIZAKI, Tomomichi OHNO, Koji HAMASAKI, Takamasa YOKOYAMA, Masashi IMAI