Patents by Inventor Hidetaka Uehara

Hidetaka Uehara 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).

  • Publication number: 20190029283
    Abstract: Provided is means of thickening a liquid component, wherein the thickener contains an oil and/or fat composition, the oil and/or fat composition contains an oil and/or fat component containing one or more types of XXX-type triglycerides having fatty acid residues X, each with x carbon atoms, at positions 1 to 3 of glycerin, x, the number of carbon atoms, is an integer selected from 10 to 22, and the XXX-type triglyceride is contained at 50% by mass or more relative to a content of the oil and/or fat component being 100% by mass; or the thickener, wherein the oil and/or fat composition is a powder oil and/or fat composition having a loose bulk density of 0.05 to 0.6 g/cm3, the oil and/or fat component contains a 3-type oil and/or fat, and a particle of the powder oil and/or fat composition has a plate shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaro Kataoka, Seiya Takeguchi, Tetsuro Iwasawa, Shin Arimoto, Hidetaka Uehara
  • Publication number: 20190031976
    Abstract: Provided is means of powderizing a liquid component, wherein the powderizing agent contains an oil and/or fat composition, and when a total triglyceride content is set to 100% by mass, the oil and/or fat composition contains 65 to 99% by mass of one or more types of XXX-type triglycerides having fatty acid residues X, each with x carbon atoms, at positions 1 to 3 and 35 to 1% by mass of one or more types of X2Y-type triglycerides each having a fatty acid residue Y with y carbon atoms in place of one of the fatty acid residues X of the XXX-type triglyceride, x, the number of carbon atoms, is an integer selected from 8 to 20, and y, the number of carbon atoms, is each independently an integer selected from x+2 to x+12 and satisfies y?22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiya Takeguchi, Yutaro Kataoka, Tetsuro Iwasawa, Shin Arimoto, Hidetaka Uehara
  • Publication number: 20190021359
    Abstract: Provided is means of powderizing a liquid component, wherein the powderizing agent contains an oil and/or fat composition, the oil and/or fat composition contains an oil and/or fat component which contains one or more types of XXX-type triglycerides having fatty acid residues X, each with x carbon atoms, at positions 1 to 3 of glycerin, x, the number of carbon atoms, is an integer selected from 10 to 22, and the XXX-type triglyceride is contained at 50% by mass or more relative to a content of the oil and/or fat component being 100% by mass; or the powderizing agent, wherein the oil and/or fat composition is a powder oil and/or fat composition having a loose bulk density of 0.05 to 0.6 g/cm3, the oil and/or fat component contains a ?-type oil and/or fat, and a particle of the powder oil and/or fat composition has a plate shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaro Kataoka, Seiya Takeguchi, Tetsuro Iwasawa, Shin Arimoto, Hidetaka Uehara
  • Publication number: 20190021355
    Abstract: Provided is means of thickening a liquid component, wherein the thickener contains an oil and/or fat composition, and when a total triglyceride content is set to 100% by mass, the oil and/or fat composition contains 65 to 99% by mass of one or more types of XXX-type triglycerides having fatty acid residues X, each with x carbon atoms, at positions 1 to 3 and 35 to 1% by mass of one or more types of X2Y-type triglycerides each having a fatty acid residue Y with y carbon atoms in place of one of the fatty acid residues X of the XXX-type triglyceride, x, the number of carbon atoms, is an integer selected from 8 to 20, and y, the number of carbon atoms, is each independently an integer selected from x+2 to x+12 and satisfies y?22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiya Takeguchi, Yutaro Kataoka, Tetsuro Iwasawa, Shin Arimoto, Hidetaka Uehara
  • Publication number: 20180249729
    Abstract: Provided are a powdered fat and/or oil composition, a fat and/or oil composition for producing the powdered fat and/or oil composition, and methods for producing these; a food containing the powdered fat and/or oil composition, and a method for producing the food; an adhesive and a coating which contain the powdered fat and/or oil composition, and methods for producing the adhesive and the coating. The powdered fat and/or oil composition contains a fat and/or oil ingredient containing a XXX triglyceride. At least a portion of the fat and/or oil ingredient is a ?-form fat and/or oil, particles of the powdered fat and/or oil composition have a plate-like shape, and the powdered fat and/or oil composition has a loose bulk density of 0.05 to 0.6 g/cm3. The method produces a composition containing a ?-form fat and/or oil whose particles have a plate-like shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaro KATAOKA, Seiya TAKEGUCHI, Tetsuro IWASAWA, Shin ARIMOTO, Hidetaka UEHARA, Tomohiro AIBARA
  • Publication number: 20180064128
    Abstract: Oils and fats containing 10 to 80 mass % of 1,3-distearoyl-2-oleoylglycerol (SOS) and including a triple chain length ?-type SOS crystal are provided. In the measurement of the X-ray diffraction of the triple chain length ?-type SOS crystal, the diffraction peak A corresponding to spacing of 3.95 to 4.05 ?, the diffraction peak B corresponding to spacing of 3.80 to 3.95 ?, the diffraction peak C corresponding to spacing of 3.70 to 3.80 ?, and the diffraction peak D corresponding to spacing of 3.60 to 3.70 ? are observed. The ratio of the diffraction intensity of the diffraction peak C to the diffraction intensity of the diffraction peak D is 0.35 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chie ARAI, Seiya TAKEGUCHI, Masato TAKABA, Hidetaka UEHARA
  • Patent number: 9896703
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method in which a fat and/or oil is produced by a transesterification reaction using a lipase. Specifically, the present invention relates to a method for producing a transesterified fat and/or oil, comprising: (1) a low-temperature clay treatment step of bringing a fat and/or oil and a clay into contact with each other at 30 to 80° C. to obtain a reaction substrate; and (2) a step of subjecting the reaction substrate to a transesterification reaction in the presence of a lipase-containing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yousuke Nakamura, Yuto Nakazawa, Yuko Toyama, Yoshie Yamauchi, Hidetaka Uehara
  • Publication number: 20180042259
    Abstract: Provided is a powdered fat and/or oil composition for chocolate, containing a fat and/or oil composition in a powder form wherein the fat and/or oil composition contains: 65 to 99% by mass of a XXX triglyceride having fatty acid residues X, each with x carbon atoms, at positions 1 to 3; and 35 to 1% by mass of one or more types of X2Y triglycerides each having a fatty acid residue Y with y carbon atoms in place of one of the fatty acid residues X of the XXX triglyceride, provided that a total triglyceride content is 100% by mass, where x number of carbon atoms is an integer selected from 8 to 20, and y number of carbon atoms is each independently an integer selected from x+2 to x+12 and satisfying y?22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: THE NISSHIN OILLIO GROUP, LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyomi OONISHI, Tomohiro AIBARA, Muneo TSUKIYAMA, Seiya TAKEGUCHI, Hidetaka UEHARA
  • Publication number: 20180035688
    Abstract: Provided is a powdered chocolate containing a fat and/or oil composition in a powder form wherein the fat and/or oil composition contains: 65 to 99% by mass of a XXX triglyceride having fatty acid residues X, each with x carbon atoms, at positions 1 to 3; and 35 to 1% by mass of one or more types of X2Y triglycerides each having a fatty acid residue Y with y carbon atoms in place of one of the fatty acid residues X of the XXX triglyceride, provided that a total triglyceride content is 100% by mass, where x number of carbon atoms is an integer selected from 8 to 20, and y number of carbon atoms is each independently an integer selected from x+2 to x+12 and satisfying y?22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: THE NISSHIN OILLIO GROUP, LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyomi OONISHI, Noriko MURAYAMA, Muneo TSUKIYAMA, Seiya TAKEGUCHI, Hidetaka UEHARA
  • Publication number: 20180027856
    Abstract: A food product capable of providing a cool feeling inside the mouth when eaten; a production method of the food product; and a method for providing a cool feeling in a variety of food products. The food product has a cool feeling and containing 0.1%-99% by mass tricaprin relative to the total mass of the food product including the tricaprin. This food product may be a cake, bread, cookies, fish paste products, chocolate, powdered chocolate, or cream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroko NAKAHARA, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI, Koichi KUBOTA, Naoto KATAOKA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Toru TODA, Kiyomi OONISHI, Noriko MURAYAMA, Tomohiro AIBARA, Muneo TSUKIYAMA, Seiya TAKEGUCHI, Hidetaka UEHARA
  • Publication number: 20180014566
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide oils and fats which include constituent fatty acids containing a large amount of n-decanoic acid, scarcely cause discomfort when ingested, and have excellent cold resistance. The present invention provides oils and fats, in which the content of tridecanoin is 30% by mass or less, the content of medium chain fatty acids contained in the constituent fatty acids is 65 to 95% by mass, and the content of n-decanoic acid contained in the medium chain fatty acids is 50% by mass or more. Furthermore, the present invention provides oils and fats in which the content of unsaturated fatty acids contained in the constituent fatty acids of the oils and fats is 3 to 35% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Muneo TSUKIYAMA, Seiya TAKEGUCHI, Yoshiyuki HATANO, Hidetaka UEHARA
  • Publication number: 20170208829
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a powdered fat and/or oil composition, a food containing the powdered fat and/or oil composition, and methods for producing these. Specifically, provided are a fat and/or oil composition containing 65 to 99% by mass of a XXX triglyceride and 35 to 1% by mass of X2Y triglycerides, a powdered fat and/or oil composition obtained from the fat and/or oil composition, a food containing the powdered fat and/or oil composition, and methods for producing these.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: THE NISSHIN OILLIO GROUP, LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyomi OONISHI, Tomohiro AIBARA, Noriko MURAYAMA, Muneo TSUKIYAMA, Seiya TAKEGUCHI, Hidetaka UEHARA, Tatsuya KOBAYASHI, Hirofumi DENDA
  • Publication number: 20150299747
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method in which a fat and/or oil is produced by a transesterification reaction using a lipase. Specifically, the present invention relates to a method for producing a transesterified fat and/or oil, comprising: (1) a low-temperature clay treatment step of bringing a fat and/or oil and a clay into contact with each other at 30 to 80° C. to obtain a reaction substrate; and (2) a step of subjecting the reaction substrate to a transesterification reaction in the presence of a lipase-containing composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yousuke NAKAMURA, Yuto NAKAZAWA, Yuko TOYAMA, Yoshie YAMAUCHI, Hidetaka UEHARA
  • Publication number: 20150223482
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a combined confectionery that comprises a combination of a chocolate with a baked confectionery, wherein whitening on a baked confectionery part and blooming on a chocolate part, said whitening and blooming occurring with the lapse of time, are prevented. A combined confectionery that comprises a combination of a baked confectionery using oil-and-fat which satisfy the following requirements (a), (b) and (c) with a chocolate, the oil-and-fat components of which satisfy the following requirements (A) and (B): (a) the CN40-46 content being 2-30 mass %; (b) the sum of the S2U and SU2 contents (S2U+SU2) being 45-85 mass %; (c) the ratio by mass of SU2 to S2U+SU2 [SU2/(S2U+SU2)] being 0.50 or greater; (A) the SOS content being 40-90 mass %; and (B) the sum of the SU2 and U3 contents (SU2+U3) being 10-40 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: The Nisshin Oillio Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomi Suganuma, Munyee Chong, Hidetaka Uehara, Yoshiyuki Hatano, Atsushi Ohara
  • Publication number: 20150093492
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an oil and fat composition suitable for non-tempering type hard butter that is a low trans fatty acid and non-lauric type and an oil-based food product comprising such an oil and fat composition, the productivity of which is good. [Means for solving problem] The oil and fat composition of the present invention is characterized by satisfying the following conditions of (a) to (d): (a) an X3 content is 1 to 20% by weight; (b) an X2O content is 50 to 90% by weight; (c) a weight ratio of XOX/X2O is 0.20 to 0.80; and (d) a diglyceride content is not more than 3.5% by weight. X represents saturated fatty acid having 14 carbon atoms or more and O represents oleic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Hidetaka Uehara, Kiyomi Oonishi, Tomomi Suganuma, Muneo Tsukiyama, Atsushi Ohara
  • Patent number: 8980346
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a hard butter, which comprises conducting transesterification between one or more selected from the group consisting of straight-chain saturated C16-22 fatty acids and lower alcohol esters thereof and a triglyceride having oleoyl group and/or linoleoyl group at the 2-position with an action of a granulated powder lipase comprising a lipase derived from Rhizopus oryzae and/or Rhizopus delemar and a soybean powder, and removing the granulated powder lipase after the transesterification. The process is industrially suitable process for preparing a hard butter, which have excellent properties as a cacao butter equivalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Nisshin Oillio Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Arimoto, Hidetaka Uehara, Tomomi Suganuma, Kinya Tsuchiya, Satoshi Negishi
  • Patent number: 8535749
    Abstract: Disclosed is an oil-and-fat composition suitable for the coating with a tempered chocolate, particularly suitable for the enrobing with the chocolate. Also disclosed is a low-fat tempered chocolate suitable for coating, particularly enrobing. Specifically disclosed is an oil-and-fat composition which has a content of an oleoyldipalmitin (P2O) component of 70 to 85% by mass, which contains a symmetric triglyceride 1,3-dipalmitoyl-2-oleoylglycerin (POP) in the oleoyldipalmitin (P2O) component at a ratio of the amount of 1,3-dipalmitoyl-2-oleoylglycerin (POP) to the amount of the oleoyldipalmitin (P2O) component [(POP)/(P2O)] of 0.95 or more by mass, and which has a content of tripalmitin (PPP) of 2 to 6% by mass. The oil-and-fat composition is added to a tempered chocolate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Nisshin Oillio Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Akahane, Yoshiyuki Hatano, Hirofumi Haruna, Hidetaka Uehara, Satoshi Negishi, Yuka Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20130230634
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of developing an oil and fat composition which can be used for accelerating or omitting tempering in production process of chocolate, and is capable of maintaining StOSt type triglyceride crystals in a fine state stably, shows good dispersibility, and offers ease of handling such as subdivided packaging or the like. An oil and fat composition comprising 4 to 40% by weight of StOSt type triglyceride, 20 to 80% by weight in total of PHX type triglyceride and HX2 type triglyceride, 8 to 50% by weight of X3 type triglyceride, said oil and fat composition comprising 70 to 100% by weight of the above triglycerides in total.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Chie Arai, Yuto Nakazawa, Yoichiro Ijima, Hidetaka Uehara, Satoshi Negishi
  • Patent number: 8389754
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of producing triglycerides rich in XOX fat and/or XLX fat, which comprises the steps of heating and dissolving triglycerides (XOX fat and/or XLX fat) which comprise 20 to 60 mass % of a triglyceride having a saturated fatty acid residue on each of the first and third position and an oleoyl group and/or a linoleoyl group on the second position in total triglycerides in the presence of 1 to 30 mass % of a fatty acid lower alkyl ester; and then cooling the mixture to precipitate crystals and conducting solid-liquid separation. This method is a more efficient and industrially suitable fractionation and production method of fats and oils which are rich in a triglyceride (XOX fat and/or XLX fat) having a saturated fatty acid residue on each of the first and third position and an oleoyl group and/or a linoleoyl group on the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Arimoto, Hidetaka Uehara, Tomomi Suganuma, Kinya Tsuchiya, Satoshi Negishi
  • Publication number: 20100278985
    Abstract: Disclosed is an oil-and-fat composition suitable for the coating with a tempered chocolate, particularly suitable for the enrobing with the chocolate. Also disclosed is a low-fat tempered chocolate suitable for coating, particularly enrobing. Specifically disclosed is an oil-and-fat composition which has a content of an oleoyldipalmitin (P2O) component of 70 to 85% by mass, which contains a symmetric triglyceride 1,3-dipalmitoyl-2-oleoylglycerin (POP) in the oleoyldipalmitin (P2O) component at a ratio of the amount of 1,3-dipalmitoyl-2-oleoylglycerin (POP) to the amount of the oleoyldipalmitin (P2O) component [(POP)/(P2O)] of 0.95 or more by mass, and which has a content of tripalmitin (PPP) of 2 to 6% by mass. The oil-and-fat composition is added to a tempered chocolate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Akahane, Yoshiyuki Hatano, Hirofumi Haruna, Hidetaka Uehara, Satoshi Negishi, Yuka Kikuchi