Patents Assigned to Suntory Holdings Limited
  • Publication number: 20240068208
    Abstract: This water supply device (100), having an additive liquid holding part (104) and an additive liquid supply means (10), comprises a detector (108) which detects water circulation inside a flow passage, wherein when the detector has detected water flow, an additive liquid is added into the flow passage from the supply means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Takafumi Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20240065298
    Abstract: Provided is an oral composition comprising (a) a high-intensity sweetener in an amount corresponding to a sweetness intensity X1, (b) 60 mg/100 mL or less of sodium, and (c) a phospholipid in an amount less than a taste recognition threshold, wherein the oral composition has a sweetness of a sweetness intensity X2 exhibited by the components (a) to (c), respectively, and 0.1<X1<X2 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Junki YOSHIDA, Tadahiro OHKURI, Yuki TERAMOTO, Jumpei YAMASHITA, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20240067906
    Abstract: One of the objects of the present invention is to enhance a fruit sensation which tends to be insufficient in sugar-free, fruit juice-containing alcoholic beverages containing no high intensity sweetener. In this invention, a specified amount of a polysaccharide or polysaccharides with a degree of polymerization of not less than 3 is used in the fruit juice-containing alcoholic beverage, and the acidity in terms of citric acid is adjusted to be within a specified range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Shunya Fujita, Tetsuya Omoto, Chie Yonezawa, Hiroshi Seiki
  • Publication number: 20240060022
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a fruit juice-containing unrefined liquor and a fruit juice-containing alcoholic beverage which have a fresh and bright aroma of a freshly squeezed citrus fruit juice. A method for producing a fruit juice-containing unrefined liquor provided by the present invention comprises the steps of: (a) mixing a fruit juice obtained from a citrus fruit using a juice extractor with an alcohol within 30 hours after squeezing, to obtain a mixed liquor with an alcohol content of from 15 to 55 v/v %; and (b) storing the mixed liquid in an environment at or below 0° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ruri Uehara, Yu Ito, Chie Yonezawa, Hiroshi Seiki
  • Publication number: 20240041070
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a beverage with increased fullness. In particular, the present invention aims to provide a non-alcoholic beer-taste beverage with increased fullness. The present invention relates to, for example, a non-alcoholic beer-taste beverage containing adenosine at a concentration of 8 ppm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Risa Takagi, Saiko Sudo, Keiko Iwasa, Masaaki Ozawa, Naoto Kanda, Yoshihide Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20240041081
    Abstract: A method for producing a steviol glycoside solution, which includes adding, to a solvent, steviol glycoside and 0.5 to 25 parts by weight of D-allulose per 100 parts by weight of the solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryoki MITSUI, Tadahiro OHKURI, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20240032558
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a solid composition that provides excellent green laver aroma when added to a medium such as water. In the solid composition, dimethyl sulfide and 1-penten-3-one are incorporated, and a weight ratio of dimethyl sulfide content to 1-penten-3-one content is adjusted to not less than 120.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Taisuke Osanai
  • Patent number: 11884903
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an alcoholic beverage that contains one or more types of steviol glycosides selected from rebaudioside D and rebaudioside M, and has a steviol glycoside content of 0.001-0.5 g/1,000 ml and an alcohol content of 0.5-40.0 v/v %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasuko Fujiwara, Mika Kono, Yuriko Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20240023942
    Abstract: The present invention solves a conventional problem that it is not possible to predict menstruation-related information related to menstruation using abdominal sounds. A menstruation-related information output apparatus includes: a learning information storage unit in which learning information configured using two or more pieces of training data having sound information acquired from abdominal sounds of a user and menstruation-related information related to menstruation is stored; a sound information acquiring unit that acquires sound information from abdominal sounds of the user; a predicting unit that applies the learning information to the sound information acquired by the sound information acquiring unit, thereby acquiring menstruation-related information; and an output unit that outputs the menstruation-related information acquired by the predicting unit. Accordingly, it is possible to predict menstruation-related information using abdominal sounds from the abdomen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Norimasa KANEGAWA, Yuka KUTSUMI, Mitsuhiro ZEIDA
  • Publication number: 20240023577
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel sparkling beverage having foam retention and a method for improving foam retention. According to the present invention, provided is a sparkling beverage containing Reb. D and Reb. M, wherein a content of Reb. D is 60 to 600 ppm, a content of Reb. M is 50 to 600 ppm, a total content of Reb. D and Reb. M is 110 ppm to 700 ppm, and (Reb. D content)/(Reb. M content) is 2.50 or less, and pH is 2.5 to 6.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akinori ITOYAMA, Yoji ASAMI, Akiko FUJIE, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20240023578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sweetened beverage compositions comprising the steviol glycoside rebaudioside D (Reb D) and combinations of Reb D and rebaudioside M (Reb M). The present invention also relates to methods to reduce the degradation and improve the stability of Reb D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akinori ITOYAMA, Yoji ASAMI, Akiko FUJIE, Shigeru SARADA
  • Patent number: 11873521
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunari Iwaki, Katsuro Miyagawa, Eiichiro Ono, Tadayoshi Hirai, Misa Ochiai, Koji Nagao, Soichiro Urai, Takehiro Watanabe, Kohki Fujikawa
  • Publication number: 20240010998
    Abstract: Transgenic plants with modified flower color, or their inbred or outbred progeny, or their propagates, partial plant bodies, tissues or cells, are provided. A delphinidin-type anthocyanin and a flavone C-glycoside in which the 7-position and T-position hydroxyl groups are methylated, are caused to coexist in plant cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Noriko Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20240000112
    Abstract: A beverage including (a) a high-intensity sweetener in an amount corresponding to a sweetness intensity X1, and (b) an amino acid or a derivative or a salt thereof in an amount less than a taste recognition threshold, wherein the beverage has a sweetness of a sweetness intensity X3 exhibited by the components (a) and (b), 0.1<X1<X3 is satisfied, and the beverage is one selected from a coffee beverage and a tea beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki TERAMOTO, Tadahiro OHKURI, Akiko FUJIE, Yui UTSUMI, Junki YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20230413863
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a non-alcoholic beer-taste beverage having an improved quality of bitterness. The present invention provides a non-alcoholic beer-taste beverage having an iso-?-acid content of 15 to 60 ppm and an ethyl glucoside content of 5 to 50 ppm, wherein a ratio of iso-?-acid to ethyl glucoside, i.e., iso-?-acid/ethyl glucoside, is 6.0 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Takaaki Yoshii, Yohei Fujita, Hitoshi Matsubara, Yuto Hata
  • Publication number: 20230413862
    Abstract: A beer-taste beverage, in which a bitterness value is 18 BUs or less, the total nitrogen amount is 5 to 140 mg/100 mL, the total polyphenol amount is 3 to 200 ppm by mass, and the content of 2,3-diethyl-5-methylpyrazine is 0.02 ppb by mass or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Anna Ishizuka, Yuichi Kato
  • Patent number: 11849736
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an aromatizing material having excellent floral aroma. The tea aroma composition including linalool, geraniol, and 2-methylbutanal, and has a weight ratio of 2-methylbutanal content to total linalool and geraniol content which is adjusted to be in the range of from 0.010 to 0.215.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisaku Yonezawa, Makoto Otsuka, Takashi Mukai, Takeshi Nakajima, Keita Kikuchi, Yuji Hirayama, Taisuke Osanai, Taishu Hamaba
  • Publication number: 20230404111
    Abstract: A non-alcoholic beer-taste beverage comprising 2,3-diethyl-5-methylpyrazine, in which the content of 2,3-diethyl-5-methylpyrazine (Y) is 80 ppb by mass or less, based on the total amount of the non-alcoholic beer-taste beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Anna Ishizuka, Yuichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20230389577
    Abstract: A fruit juice beverage that contains: (a) a high-intensity sweetener in an amount equivalent to a sweetness intensity of X1; and (b) an amino acid, a derivative thereof, or a salt thereof exhibiting taste perception below the taste perception threshold. A sweet taste of sweetness intensity X3 is produced as a result of containing components (a) and (b), and 0.1<X1<X3 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki TERAMOTO, Tadahiro OHKURI, Akiko FUJIE, Yui UTSUMI, Junki YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: D1011198
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Keisuke Kataoka