Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Furuta

Hitoshi Furuta 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: 6890578
    Abstract: Acidic protein foods employing pectin which has been low-molecularized to a viscosity of no greater than 150 mPa┬Ěs as a stabilizer for the acidic protein foods, wherein the pectin is added at greater than 0.4 wt % to the acidic protein foods. It is possible to achieve a wider stable pH range and improvement in palatable texture due to lower viscosity of the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Takahasi, Junko Tobe, Hitoshi Furuta, Ryosuke Kiwata
  • Patent number: 6833151
    Abstract: There are provided high quality pectins obtained by extraction from root vegetables, a process for their production, acidic protein foods that are stable in an acidic pH range above the isoelectric point of their proteins and are obtained using the pectins, and a process for their production. By adding an emulsifier during extraction of pectins from root vegetables for insolubilization of the starch impurities for their separation and removal, it is possible to produce highly pure pectins, which may be used to obtain acidic protein foods of satisfactory quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Takahashi, Hitoshi Furuta, Junko Tobe
  • Patent number: 6710176
    Abstract: By amylase treatment of water-soluble polysaccharide aqueous solutions extracted from legumes under acidic conditions, for hydrolysis of the starch substances that are a source of precipitates and suspended matter, it is possible to improve the clarity of the aqueous solutions while also preventing production of precipitates during long-term storage or cold storage of the aqueous solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., LTD
    Inventors: Hitoshi Furuta, Taro Takahashi, Ryosuke Kiwata, Akihiro Nakamura, Hirokazu Maeda
  • Patent number: 6632469
    Abstract: A method for production of pectin that includes hot water extraction from a root vegetable under weak acidic conditions of pH 3.8-5.3 and pectin produced by the method, as well as a method for production of acidic protein food products that includes addition of the pectin to acidic protein food products, and acidic protein food products produced by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Takahashi, Hitoshi Furuta, Junko Tobe, Ryosuke Kiwata
  • Patent number: 6569473
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for production of water-soluble vegetable fibers in a high yield with minimizing contamination of protein or amino acids resulting from degradation of protein by degrading water-insoluble vegetable fibers containing protein under acidic conditions of at about the isoelectric point of the protein and at a temperature of 130° C. or lower. Biodegradable films, paste, chewing gum and low calorie food products using the water-soluble vegetable fibers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hirokazu Maeda, Hitoshi Furuta, Chiemi Takei, Toshiaki Saito, Hiroyuki Mori, Kazunobu Tsumura
  • Publication number: 20030021865
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for production of water-soluble vegetable fibers in a high yield with minimizing contamination of protein or amino acids resulting from degradation of protein by degrading water-insoluble vegetable fibers containing protein under acidic conditions of at about the isoelectric point of the protein and at a temperature of 130° C. or lower. Biodegradable films, paste, chewing gum and low calorie food products using the water-soluble vegetable fibers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Hirokazu Maeda, Hitoshi Furuta, Chiemi Takei, Toshiaki Saito, Hiroyuki Mori, Kazunobu Tsumura
  • Publication number: 20020176922
    Abstract: There are provided high quality pectins obtained by extraction from root vegetables, a process for their production, acidic protein foods that are stable in an acidic pH range above the isoelectric point of their proteins and are obtained using the pectins, and a process for their production. By adding an emulsifier during extraction of pectins from root vegetables for insolubilization of the starch impurities for their separation and removal, it is possible to produce highly pure pectins, which may be used to obtain acidic protein foods of satisfactory quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Taro Takahashi, Hitoshi Furuta, Junko Tobe
  • Patent number: 6436334
    Abstract: A process for producing inorganic molds involving molding a kneaded mixture containing a particulate inorganic material and water, which process comprises adding water-soluble hemicellulose to the kneaded mixture. The process provides inorganic molds with excellent dispersion stability of the inorganic material particles and improved plasticity, workability including fillability and shape retention, as well as strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Hattori, Hitoshi Furuta, Hirokazu Maeda
  • Publication number: 20010034443
    Abstract: By amylase treatment of water-soluble polysaccharide aqueous solutions extracted from legumes under acidic conditions, for hydrolysis of the starch substances that are a source of precipitates and suspended matter, it is possible to improve the clarity of the aqueous solutions while also preventing production of precipitates during long-term storage or cold storage of the aqueous solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: Hitoshi Furuta, Taro Takahashi, Ryosuke Kiwata, Akihiro Nakamura, Hirokazu Maeda
  • Patent number: 6280526
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for production of water-soluble vegetable fibers in a high yield with minimizing contamination of protein or amino acids resulting from degradation of protein by degrading water-insoluble vegetable fibers containing protein under acidic conditions of at about the isoelectric point of the protein and at a temperature of 130° C. or lower. Biodegradable films, paste, chewing gum and low calorie food products using the water-soluble vegetable fibers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hirokazu Maeda, Hitoshi Furuta, Chiemi Takei, Toshiaki Saito, Hiroyuki Mori, Kazunobu Tsumura
  • Patent number: 6004616
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for production of water-soluble vegetable fibers in a high yield with minimizing contamination of protein or amino acids resulting from degradation of protein by degrading water-insoluble vegetable fibers containing protein under acidic conditions of at about the isoelectric point of the protein and at a temperature of 130.degree. C. or lower. Biodegradable films, paste, chewing gum and low calorie food products using the water-soluble vegetable fibers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Maeda, Hitoshi Furuta, Chiemi Takei, Toshiaki Saito, Hiroyuki Mori, Kazunobu Tsumura
  • Patent number: 5985329
    Abstract: A coated product in the form of solid particles of a food or pharmaceutical wherein the particles are each coated with a water-soluble hemicellulose. The water-soluble hemicellulose has a viscosity in the range of from 50 to 1,000 mPa.multidot.s at 25.degree. C. when dissolved in water in an amount of 10% by weight and has a reducing sugar content of 5% by weight or less and an amino acid content, as measured by assay with 2,4,6-trinitrobenezene sulfonic acid, of 1.0% by weight or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignees: Freund Industrial Co., Ltd., Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Ogawa, Takehiko Ito, Chikako Ishigai, Hirokazu Maeda, Hitoshi Furuta, Mitsuo Hattori
  • Patent number: 5968833
    Abstract: A dry test piece for measuring a magnesium concentration in a biological fluid, which comprises the following reagent components (i) to (iii): (i) o-cresolphthalein complexon; (ii) O,O'-bis(2-aminophenyl)ethylene glycol-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid; and (iii) a pH buffer agent of pH 8.5 to 11.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Kyoto Daiichi Kagaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Furuta, Shinzo Yoshida, Junji Yoshioka, Hisashi Ashida
  • Patent number: 5733367
    Abstract: A cement composition comprising a cement base and hemicellulose. The cement composition produces reduced efforescence and less bleeding. Self-leveling materials containing the cement composition also produce reduced efforescence and less bleeding and exhibit improved surface adhesion strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Company, Limited
    Inventors: Koichi Soeda, Katsuo Hosono, Hiroshi Hayashi, Kazuo Yamada, Makoto Matsuhisa, Satoru Ashiyahara, Hirokazu Maeda, Hitoshi Furuta, Mitsuo Hattori
  • Patent number: 5710270
    Abstract: There is disclosed a water-soluble polysaccharide composed of rhamnose, fucose, arabinose, xylose, galactose, glucose and uronic acid, and a degree of esterification of uronic acid of not more than 50%. This water-soluble polysaccharide is useful as a protein stabilizer. A process for preparing the same and food containing the same is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Maeda, Hitoshi Furuta, Ryuji Yoshida, Taro Takahashi, Yoko Sato, Masanori Hisakawa, Susumu Teranishi
  • Patent number: 5700397
    Abstract: An emulsifier comprising as an active ingredient a water-soluble hemicellulose derived from a soybean cotyledon, an emulsion composition comprising the emulsifier, and a powder composition produced by powdering the emulsion composition. The emulsifier of the present invention can provide a very stable emulsion composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Maeda, Hitoshi Furuta, Taro Takahashi, Chiemi Takei, Hiroko Kurita, Yoko Sato
  • Patent number: 5615613
    Abstract: A printing assistant comprising a water-soluble hemicellulose as an effective ingredient. It has excellent film formability, long-term storage stability, emulsifiability and desensitization in nonimage areas and further has the effect of improving the emulsion stability and continuous printing stability as a dampening water composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Hattori, Hitoshi Furuta, Taro Takahashi, Hirokazu Maeda
  • Patent number: 5587197
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for production of water-soluble vegetable fibers in a high yield with minimizing contamination of protein or amino acids resulting from degradation of protein by degrading water-insoluble vegetable fibers containing protein under acidic conditions of at about the isoelectric point of the protein and at a temperature of 130.degree. C. or lower. Biodegradable films, paste, chewing gum and low calorie food products using the water-soluble vegetable fibers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Maeda, Hitoshi Furuta, Chiemi Takei, Toshiaki Saito, Hiroyuki Mori, Kazunobu Tsumura
  • Patent number: 5501860
    Abstract: A binder comprising as an active ingredient a water-soluble hemicellulose derived from beans, a sugar coating composition comprising the binder, a sugar coated composition coated with the sugar coating composition and a granulated product and a tableted product each containing the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Maeda, Hitoshi Furuta, Taro Takahashi, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 5468287
    Abstract: A water color comprising a water-soluble hemicellulose, a pigment sparingly soluble in water and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Hattori, Hitoshi Furuta, Taro Takahashi, Hirokazu Maeda