Patents Assigned to Suntory Holdings Limited
  • Publication number: 20220201955
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stevia plant having a low ability to form flower buds as compared with the wild type stevia species. The present invention also provides a method of producing such a stevia plant having a low ability to form flower buds, and an extract or a steviol glycoside purified product obtainable from such a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadayoshi HIRAI, Kazunari IWAKI, Kentaro OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20220202047
    Abstract: A method for producing a beverage including adding a herb spice treated product to a beverage, or in at least any one of the steps for producing a beverage, wherein the herb spice treated product is obtained by treating a liquid containing a herbal spice in a tightly closed container under the conditions of a temperature of 100° C. or higher and 140° C. or lower, and a pressure of 0.01 MPa or more and 0.46 MPa or less. According to the present invention, flavor ingredients can be more conveniently extracted from herbal spices, so that a new taste can be provided as a luxurious product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Takako Inui
  • Publication number: 20220192233
    Abstract: A nonalcoholic beer-taste beverage wherein the content of succinic acid is from 5 to 24 ppm. According to the present invention, a beer-taste beverage with a new taste having an excellent stimulating taste can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Yohei Fujita, Yuichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20220183313
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a catechin-containing beverage having reduced bitterness, a production method thereof, and a method of reducing the bitterness of a catechin-containing beverage. The present invention relates to, for example, a catechin-containing beverage containing one or more catechins; and ethyl glycoside, wherein a weight ratio of the ethyl glycoside to the catechins (ethyl glycoside/catechins) is 0.5 to 35.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Nakahara, Masahide Uemura, Takaaki Yoshii
  • Publication number: 20220183338
    Abstract: The present, invention aims to provide a protein-containing oral composition in which the unpleasant flavor of proteins is reduced, and a method of improving the flavor of a protein-containing oral composition which can reduce the unpleasant flavor of proteins. The present invention relates to a protein-containing oral composition containing a protein and hydroxypropyl cellulose at a ratio by weight of the hydroxypropyl cellulose to the protein (hydroxypropyl cellulose/protein) of 0.020 to 0.50, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kyoko Hasebe, Noriko Matsui
  • Publication number: 20220183314
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an aromatizing material having excellent floral aroma. The tea aroma composition comprises 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: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisaku Yonezawa, Makoto Otsuka, Takashi Mukai, Takeshi Nakajima, Keita Kikuchi, Yuji Hirayama, Taisuke Osanai, Taishu Hamaba
  • Publication number: 20220186240
    Abstract: Provided is: a transgenic plant that has a modified flower color; a self- or cross-fertilized descendant of the transgenic plant; or a propagule, a portion of a plant body, tissue, or cells from the transgenic plant or the self- or cross-fertilized descendant of the transgenic plant. The present invention causes both anthocyanin delphinidin and a flavone C-glycoside that is methylated at the hydroxyl group at the 7 position to be present in the cells of a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Noriko Nakamura, Naoko Okitsu, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Yukihisa Katsumoto
  • Publication number: 20220186279
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a novel method that can quantify diaminopimelic acid-containing bacteria in a test sample. The present invention relates to a method of quantifying diaminopimelic acid-containing bacteria in a test sample, including a step of quantifying the diaminopimelic acid-containing bacteria, using, as an index, the amount of diaminopimelic acid derived from the diaminopimelic acid-containing bacteria in the test sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Sato, Naoki Kasajima, Toshihiko Fukuda, Masayuki Ida
  • Publication number: 20220174974
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a tea aroma composition wherein the excellent aroma of tea leaves is enhanced. In the method for producing a tea aroma composition, tea leaves are treated by steam distillation to collect a distillate and then the obtained distillate is subjected to distillative concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisaku Yonezawa, Makoto Otsuka, Takashi Mukai, Takeshi Nakajima, Keita Kikuchi, Yuji Hirayama, Taisuke Osanai, Taishu Hamaba
  • Publication number: 20220177901
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stevia plant having a low ability to form pollens as compared with the wild type stevia species. The present invention also provides a method of producing such a stevia plant having a low ability to form pollens, and an extract or a steviol glycoside purified product obtainable from such a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadayoshi HIRAI, Kazunari IWAKI, Kentaro OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20220159997
    Abstract: The present invention address the problem of providing a beverage having a citrus flavor while having off-flavors suppressed. The present invention provides a beverage containing 5 ppm or less of linalool and 0.25 to 30 ppm of chitosan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki Tomiyasu, Daigo Ibusuki
  • Publication number: 20220159988
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a tea beverage that contains: (a) a natural sugar in an amount corresponding to sweetness intensity X1; (b) a high-sweetness-degree sweetener in an amount corresponding to sweetness intensity X2; and (c) less than 50 mg/100 ml of sodium. The high-sweetness-degree sweetener includes at least one high-sweetness-degree sweetener b1 selected from the group consisting of rebaudioside M, rebaudioside D, rebaudioside N, rebaudioside O, rebaudioside E, Momordica grosvenori extract, mogroside V, and thaumatin, and the tea beverage satisfies 0.1<(X1+X2)?20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoji ASAMI, Tadahiro OHKURI, Akiko FUJIE, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20220157411
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a question creating section 21 configured to create a question for a drinking user to answer; an output section 11 configured to present the user with the question; an input section 11 configured to receive an operation by the user of inputting an answer to the question; and a computation section 22 configured to determine an intoxication degree of the user's on the basis of the answer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichi Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Zeida, Toshinobu Hasegawa, Koichi Endo, Sonoko Kaneda, Motoshige Takagi, Aiko Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11330831
    Abstract: A beer-taste beverage containing (A) ?-octanolactone, (B) 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF), (C) trans-oaklactone, and (D) 4-ethylguaiacol, wherein the components satisfy the following (1) and (2): (1) a concentration ratio of the component A to the component B, A/B (ppb/ppb), is 0.009 or more; and (2) a concentration ratio of the component C to the component D, C/D (ppb/ppb), is 0.1 or more. In the beer-taste beverage of the present invention, rich sweetness and a smoky feel are given in an excellent balance, and off-flavors distinctively owned by the beer-taste beverages or a degradation odor generated with the change over time is masked (reduced), so that a new taste can be provided as a luxury product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Takako Inui, Anna Shimmura
  • Publication number: 20220132763
    Abstract: A novel Mandevilla genus plant is provided that has a novel color tone unable to be previously produced. A candidate Mandevilla genus plant is selected as a parent Mandevilla genus plant in the case carotenoid pigment is extracted from the petals thereof, and neoxanthin or a derivative thereof is present in the carotenoid pigment extract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicants: SUNTORY FLOWERS LIMITED, SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: MASAHIRO YAMADA, Tomoya Misato, Takehiro Watanabe, Toshiaki Azuma, Manabu Horikawa
  • Publication number: 20220125076
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fruit juice beverage that contains: (a) a natural sugar in an amount corresponding to sweetness intensity X1; (b) a high-sweetness-degree sweetener in an amount corresponding to sweetness intensity X2; and (c) less than 70 mg/100 ml of sodium. The high-sweetness-degree sweetener includes at least one high-sweetness-degree sweetener b1 selected from the group consisting of rebaudioside M, rebaudioside D, rebaudioside N, rebaudioside O, rebaudioside E, Momordica grosvenori extract, mogroside V, and thaumatin, and the fruit juice beverage satisfies 0.1<(X1+X2)?20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoji ASAMI, Tadahiro OHKURI, Akiko FUJIE, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Patent number: 11299742
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Naonobu Noda, Masayoshi Nakayama, Mitsuru Douzono, Satoshi Hongo, Ryutaro Aida, Yukihisa Katsumoto
  • Patent number: 11284576
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a Stevia plant having a high content of rebaudioside C. The present invention provides a high rebaudioside C-content type, non genetically modified Stevia plant that has a higher content of rebaudioside C than wild-type Stevia varieties, more specifically at least 20% higher content. The present invention further provides: a method for producing such a high rebaudioside C-content type, non genetically modified Stevia plant; and dried leaves obtained from such a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunari Iwaki, Eiichiro Ono, Tadayoshi Hirai, Katsuro Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 11284638
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Nakajima, Yasuyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11284630
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Nakajima, Yasuyuki Kobayashi