Patents by Inventor Akito Chinen

Akito Chinen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10047385
    Abstract: A method for producing an objective substance is provided. An objective substance is produced by culturing a microorganism which has been modified so that the activity of a dicarboxylic acid exporter protein is reduced in a medium, and collecting the objective substance from the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Hara, Keita Fukui, Akito Chinen, Suguru Yamakami
  • Publication number: 20160130618
    Abstract: A method for producing an objective substance is provided. An objective substance is produced by culturing a microorganism which has been modified so that the activity of a dicarboxylic acid exporter protein is reduced in a medium, and collecting the objective substance from the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Hara, Keita Fukui, Akito Chinen, Suguru Yamakami
  • Patent number: 8969048
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bacterium which has an ability to produce a useful metabolite derived from acetyl-coenzyme A, such as L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-arginine, L-leucine, L-cysteine, succinate, and polyhydroxybutyrate, wherein said bacterium is modified so that activities of D-xylulose-5-phosphate phosphoketolase and/or fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase are enhanced. The present invention also provides a method for producing the useful metabolite using the bacterium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Yury Ivanovich Kozlov, Akito Chinen, Hiroshi Izui, Yoshihiko Hara, Hisashi Yasueda, Konstantin Vyacheslavovich Rybak, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Slivinskaya, Joanna Yosifovna Katashkina
  • Publication number: 20140242643
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bacterium which has an ability to produce a useful metabolite derived from acetyl-coenzyme A, such as L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-arginine, L-leucine, L-cysteine, succinate, and polyhydroxybutyrate, wherein said bacterium is modified so that activities of D-xylulose-5-phosphate phosphoketolase and/or fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase are enhanced. The present invention also provides a method for producing the useful metabolite using the bacterium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yury Ivanovich Kozlov, Akito Chinen, Hiroshi Izui, Yoshihiko Hara, Hisashi Yasueda, Konstantin Vyacheslavovich Rybak, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Slivinskaya, Joanna Yosifovna Katashkina
  • Patent number: 8753849
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bacterium which has an ability to produce a useful metabolite derived from acetyl-coenzyme A, such as L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-arginine, L-leucine, L-cysteine, succinate, and polyhydroxybutyrate, wherein said bacterium is modified so that activities of D-xylulose-5-phosphate phosphoketolase and/or fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase are enhanced. The present invention also provides a method for producing the useful metabolite using the bacterium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Yury Ivanovich Kozlov, Akito Chinen, Hiroshi Izui, Yoshihiko Hara, Hisashi Yasueda, Konstantin Vyacheslavovich Rybak, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Slivinskaya, Joanna Yosifovna Katashkina
  • Patent number: 8404474
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bacterium which has an ability to produce a useful metabolite derived from acetyl-coenzyme A, such as L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-arginine, L-leucine, L-cysteine, succinate, and polyhydroxybutyrate, wherein said bacterium is modified so that activities of D-xylulose-5-phosphate phosphoketolase and/or fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase are enhanced. The present invention also provides a method for producing the useful metabolite using the bacterium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Yury Ivanovich Kozlov, Akito Chinen, Hiroshi Izui, Yoshihiko Hara, Hisashi Yasueda, Konstantin Vyacheslavovich Rybak, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Slivinskaya, Joanna Yosifovna Katashkina
  • Patent number: 8012722
    Abstract: L-amino acids such as L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-arginine, L-leucine, and L-cysteine are produced by culturing in a medium a bacterium having an L-amino acid-producing ability and wherein the bacterium has been modified so that the phosphotransacetylase activity is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Akito Chinen, Hisashi Yasueda, Jun Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20100267094
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bacterium which has an ability to produce a useful metabolite derived from acetyl-coenzyme A, such as L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-arginine, L-leucine, L-cysteine, succinate, and polyhydroxybutyrate, wherein said bacterium is modified so that activities of D-xylulose-5-phosphate phosphoketolase and/or fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase are enhanced. The present invention also provides a method for producing the useful metabolite using the bacterium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Yury Ivanovich Kozlov, Akito Chinen, Hiroshi Izui, Yoshihiko Hara, Hisashi Yasueda, Konstantin Vyacheslavovich Rybak, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Slivinskaya, Joanna Yosifovna Katashkina
  • Patent number: 7785858
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bacterium which has an ability to produce a useful metabolite derived from acetyl-coenzyme A, such as L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-arginine, L-leucine, L-cysteine, succinate, and polyhydroxybutyrate, wherein said bacterium is modified so that activities of D-xylulose-5-phosphate phosphoketolase and/or fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase are enhanced. The present invention also provides a method for producing the useful metabolite using the bacterium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Yury Ivanovich Kozlov, Akito Chinen, Hiroshi Izui, Yoshihiko Hara, Hisashi Yasueda, Konstantin Vyacheslavovich Rybak, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Slivinskaya, Joanna Yosifovna Katashkina
  • Publication number: 20100099152
    Abstract: L-amino acids such as L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-arginine, L-leucine, and L-cysteine are produced by culturing in a medium a bacterium having an L-amino acid-producing ability and wherein the bacterium has been modified so that the phosphotransacetylase activity is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Akito Chinen, Hisashi Yasueda, Jun Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20060040365
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bacterium which has an ability to produce a useful metabolite derived from acetyl-coenzyme A, such as L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L-proline, L-arginine, L-leucine, L-cysteine, succinate, and polyhydroxybutyrate, wherein said bacterium is modified so that activities of D-xylulose-5-phosphate phosphoketolase and/or fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase are enhanced. The present invention also provides a method for producing the useful metabolite using the bacterium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Yury Kozlov, Akito Chinen, Hiroshi Izui, Yoshihiko Hara, Hisashi Yasueda, Konstantin Rybak, Ekaterina Slivinskaya, Joanna Katashkina