Patents Assigned to Suntory Holdings Limited
  • Publication number: 20200323242
    Abstract: Provided are: a beverage which contains an increased amount of xanthohumols, in which an unfavorable sour after-taste specific to xanthohumol compounds including xanthohumol and isoxanthohumol is suppressed; and a method for producing the beverage. This beverage contains one or more compounds selected from xanthohumols, and an iso-?-acid, wherein the total content of the one or more compounds selected from xanthohumols is 3 ppm by mass or greater, and the content of the iso-?-acid is 0.5-80 mass ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Shoen Tan, Tomoko Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20200325486
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a breeding method for a plant having a blue flower color with a simpler blue color development controlling technique, without requiring complex mechanisms for blue color development that have been previously presented and techniques reproducing such mechanisms. Delphinidin-based anthocyanins, in which the both 3? and 5?-positions of the anthocyanin B-ring have been glycosylated, and flavone glycosides or flavonol glycosides as copigment are made to coexist in the cells of flower organ such as petals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Naonobu NODA, Masayoshi NAKAYAMA, Mitsuru DOUZONO, Satoshi HONGO, Ryutaro AIDA, Yukihisa KATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10798960
    Abstract: Provided is a processed citrus fruit item in which the super surface layer of the peel of a citrus fruit is removed at a thickness at which the oil sacs in the peel are not destroyed, whereby the processed citrus fruit item has reduced bitterness while containing a wealth of flavor components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaru Fujiwara, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20200315998
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: a composition for improving intestinal barrier function capable of improving intestinal barrier function; and an agent for enhancing the intestinal barrier function improvement action of gallic acid. The present invention relates to a composition for improving intestinal barrier function, containing: gallic acid as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ayuta Funaki, Naoki Kasajima, Hideyuki Arie
  • Publication number: 20200317387
    Abstract: In a container spout portion included in a container body and configured to be sealed as a seal portion comes into contact with an inner circumferential face in association of attachment thereto of a cap having the seal portion therein, an arcuate portion convex inwards is formed between a top face and the inner circumferential face of the container spout portion. A tangential line to the arcuate portion starts from either a joining point between the arcuate portion and the top face or from a crossing point between a virtual extension line of the arcuate portion and the top face or a virtual extension line of the top face. An angle ? formed between the top face and the tangential line ranges from 30 to 60 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Takuya SAKURAI, Takuto KATO, Toshiya KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200296986
    Abstract: Tea polymerized polyphenol-containing beverages having reduced bitterness and astringency of tea polymerized polyphenols while maintaining tea-like preferable flavors, methods of production thereof, and the like are provided. The content of tea polymerized polyphenols in a beverage is adjusted to within a certain range, the total content of RebM and RebD in the beverage is adjusted to within a certain range, and the weight ratio of the total content of RebD and RebM to the content of the tea polymerized polyphenols is adjusted to within a certain range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto NAKAJIMA, Yasuyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200297002
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to reduce the harshness coming from calcium in a calcium-containing colorless transparent beverage. Lactose and/or at least one type of oligosaccharide are/is added to a calcium-containing colorless transparent beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mizuho HOMBO, Yohei YASUI, Mika MITO
  • Publication number: 20200281834
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a specific composition for promoting expression of aquaporin 3, and use thereof. The present invention relates to a composition for promoting expression of aquaporin 3, the composition including a galloyl group-containing flavan-3-ol monomer and/or a galloyl group-containing flavan-3-ol polymer as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yumi Nakamura, Yuko Fukui, Takatsugu Tsuchiya, Reiko Izumi
  • Publication number: 20200281141
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high rebaudioside M content non-genetically modified stevia plant comprising rebaudioside M at higher content as compared with the wild type stevia species. The present invention also provides a method of producing such a high rebaudioside M content non-genetically modified stevia plant, and a dry leaf obtainable from such a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunari IWAKI, Katsuro MIYAGAWA, Tadayoshi HIRAI, Naoko OKITSU, Saori TAKEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200283782
    Abstract: Provided are a transformed plant having a blue-hued flower color or its inbred or outbred progenies, or their propagules, partial plant bodies, tissues or cells. Delphinidin type anthocyanin and flavone C-glycoside are made to be coexpressed in petals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Noriko NAKAMURA, Naoko OKITSU, Yoshikazu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200282602
    Abstract: A preform for use in molding a bottle by blow molding includes a tubular sprout portion and a bottomed tubular preform body. The preform has a weight ranging from 82 to 90 g. The maximum wall thickness of the preform body ranges from 4.5 to 5.0 mm. The preform has a total length ranging from 165 to 175 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji TSUMORI, Toshiya KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10760692
    Abstract: Mixture preventing valve includes first flow passage allowing a first fluid to flow; second flow passage allowing a second fluid to flow; communication passage allowing first flow passage and second flow passage to communicate with each other; valve body that opens/closes communication passage; and valve seat provided on an inner wall surface of the communication passage that contacts valve body. Valve body includes first valve body piece and second valve body piece arranged side by side in a state of being separated from each other in a movement direction of valve body. Valve seat contacts respective outer peripheral surfaces of first valve body piece and second valve body piece. In the inner wall surface, a portion where valve seat contacts outer peripheral surface of first valve body piece, and a portion where valve seat contacts outer peripheral surface of the second valve body piece exist on a same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryo Takemasa, Tokio Takahashi, Junichi Sawazaki, Masayuki Ozawa, Daisuke Takahashi, Hideo Tanaka, Christopher Psutka, Hideo Tsukazaki
  • Publication number: 20200268916
    Abstract: To perform sterilization using a sterilization member that has a treatment surface that is a surface on which a plurality of protrusions each having a leading end that is thinner than a diameter of a microorganism that is to be killed are provided, a sterilization member on which each protrusion has a height that is greater than or equal to half the diameter of the microorganism that is to be killed is used as the sterilization member, and a fluid that contains the microorganism that is to be killed is caused to strike the treatment surface to kill the microorganism that is to be killed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryo TAKEMASA, Kenichi HIGASHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10750764
    Abstract: Beverages having an improvement in continuity of aftertaste caused by Rebaudioside D (RebD) and Rebaudioside M (RebM) and methods of production thereof. A content (A) of catechin compound(s) in beverages is adjusted to within a certain range, a total content (B) of RebM and/or RebD in beverages is adjusted to within a certain range, and B/A is adjusted to within a certain range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Nakajima, Yasuyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10745657
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a simple method in which, when distilling a mixture of ethanol, water, and biological raw materials, more aromatic components can be obtained and undesirable odors can be prevented from transferring to the distillate. To achieve this, ethanol and water are added during distillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mihoko Nakajima, Kazuyuki Torii
  • Patent number: 10744146
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a composition that has preventive or ameliorative action on symptoms or diseases caused by decreased brain function. This composition contains, as its active ingredient, arachidonic acid and/or a compound having arachidonic acid as a constituent fatty acid and, particularly, an alcohol ester of arachidonic acid or a triglyceride, phospholipid or glycolipid in which all or a portion of the constituent fatty acids are arachidonic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kengo Akimoto, Hiroshi Kawashima, Yoshiko Ono, Hiroshige Okaichi, Youko Okaichi
  • Publication number: 20200247568
    Abstract: A guide member including: an upper main body that is positioned so as to enclose the filling valve and so as to be movable in a vertical direction relative to the filling port; and a lower main body that is positioned so as to enclose the upper main body and is configured to be slidable on the surface of the upper main body. The lower main body is provided with an abutting portion that protrudes inward relative to the inner surface of the lower main body and that is configured to abut against at least an opening portion of the container mounted on the container supporting unit, and the guide member is configured to allow the container to be lifted while keeping the abutting portion abutted against the opening portion, thereby guiding the opening portion to an appropriate position relative to the filling port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun FUJIKAKE, Kristofer KELLEY
  • Publication number: 20200229476
    Abstract: Catechin compound(s)-containing beverages having reduced bitterness and astringency of catechin compound(s) while maintaining tea-like preferable flavors, methods of production thereof, and the like are provided. The content of catechin compound(s) in a beverage is adjusted to within a certain range, the total content of RebM and RebD in the beverage is adjusted to within a certain range, and the weight ratio of the total content of RebD and RebM to the content of the catechin compound(s) is adjusted to within a certain range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto NAKAJIMA, Yasuyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200229478
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to reduce the sliminess coming from potassium felt upon drinking of a potassium-containing colorless transparent beverage with a pH of 4.0 or more. At least one selected from the group consisting of vanillin, ethyl vanillin, maltol and ethyl maltol is added to a potassium-containing colorless transparent beverage with a pH of 4.0 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mizuho HOMBO, Yohei YASUI, Mika MITO, Daigo IBUSUKI, Takaya TOMOKIYO
  • Publication number: 20200224235
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to: determine the structure of a novel steviol glycoside which is detected from species containing a large amount of Reb. C (also referred to as dulcoside B), and a trace amount of which is capable of influencing the quality of taste; and understand the taste characteristics of said steviol glycoside. The present invention provides a compound represented by formula (1) or a salt thereof, or a hydrate thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunari IWAKI, Katsuro MIYAGAWA, Eiichiro ONO, Tadayoshi HIRAI, Misa OCHIAI, Koji NAGAO, Soichiro URAI, Takehiro WATANABE, Kohki FUJIKAWA