Junko Suzuki 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).
Abstract: The present invention provides a lipase powder composition which comprises a filter aid(s) and a product obtained by pulverizing a Thermomyces sp.-derived lipase immobilized to a silica carrier(s) into the average particle diameter of 1 ?m or more and less than 300 ?m. This lipase powder composition improves the lipase activity and operability and, therefore, can be suitably used in the methods for exchanging esters of fats and oils and for esterification.
December 7, 2007
May 1, 2008
The Nisshin OilliO Group Ltd., Novozymes A/S
Satoshi Negishi, Junko Suzuki, Isamu Takahashi, Hans Holm
Abstract: The present invention relates to raw materials for pharmaceuticals and the like, wherein the raw materials can be effective in preventing and remedying various lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity and hyperlipidemia, safe, and applicable in wide areas; and the present invention also relates to a preventive/remedy for obesity, an agent for suppressing fat accumulation in internal organs, an agent for suppressing blood glucose level increase, an agent for suppressing blood insulin level increase, an agent for preventing and remedying diabetes, an agent for improving lipid metabolism, and an agent for promoting fatty acid oxidation, wherein waxy corn starch is an active ingredient.
Abstract: An optical glass having a refractive index (nd) within a range from 141 to 1.47 and an Abbe number (?d) within a range from 90 to 100 comprises in mass % on element basis: P ?0.1-5.0% Al ?1.0-20.0% F 30.0-60.0% and O ?1.0-20.0% and comprises, as an essential component, one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Ca, Sr and Ba. In this optical glass, the ratio (Si+B+P+Al)/F is within a range from 0.15 to 0.40.
Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a purified lipase which comprises steps of: (a) bringing a long chain fatty acid triglyceride and a medium-chain triglyceride into contact with a lipase to purify the lipase; and (b) collecting the purified lipase. According to this production method, the purified lipase can be obtained wherein content of impurity such as silicon is decreased.
Abstract: There is provided a lipase powder which is a granulated material comprising a lipase and at least one member selected from the group consisting of fatty acids having 8 to 12 carbon atoms, alcohol esters thereof, and a mixture thereof. This lipase powder has an increased lipase activity.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a preventive/remedy for obesity, which has a hydroxypropylated starch as its active ingredient. Provided are materials for foods, drugs, etc. which can exhibit an effect of preventing/lessening the onset of various lifestyle related diseases, for example, an effect of preventing/ameliorating obesity, or preventing/ameliorating hyperlipidemia; have a high safety and a wide application range; and rarely damage their texture.
Abstract: A lipase powder which is a granulated substance containing a lipase and a solid content of animal milk, a lipase composition wherein said lipase powder is immersed or impregnated in fatty oil, and a method for producing the lipase powder which comprises the step of adding animal milk or cream derived from the animal milk to an aqueous solution containing a lipase, and the step of spray-drying, freeze-drying or solvent-precipitating the mixture thereof are provided. According to the present invention, a lipase powder of which lipase activity and stability are improved can be provided.
Abstract: A method for producing a lipase powder, which comprises the step of spray drying an aqueous solution containing a lipase adjusted to pH 6 to 7.5; the lipase powder which is a 1,3-specific lipase derived from Rhizomucor miehei, spherical, and contains not more than 10% by weight of moisture; and a lipase composition wherein the lipase powder is immersed or impregnated in fatty oil. According to the present invention, a lipase powder of which 1,3-selectivity is improved can be provided.
Abstract: Polymorphisms were searched in 24 varieties with large planted acreages in Japan, and the polymorphic sites were compared among the varieties. Thus, polymorphic markers that can be used to distinguish varieties in a simple and quick manner were obtained. The markers showed distinct patterns for each of the varieties, demonstrating that their combination would enable the varieties to be distinguished. Thus, the inventors succeeded in obtaining molecular markers that can distinguish 24 rice varieties. The use of these markers enables closely related rice varieties to be distinguished and identified at the DNA level.
Abstract: The present invention relates to pet foods containing carbohydrates that include high-amylose starch, and an animal or vegetable protein. They are excellent in benefits such as having an anti-obesity effect and do not impair the pet's appetite or food intake.
Abstract: A process for producing an amide compound of the following formula
by reacting a nitrile compound of the formula
with an acid to obtain an oxazolinone compound of the formula
and reacting the oxazolinone compound with a carboxy compound of the formula
in the presence of a base.
Abstract: The present invention provides a bubble bath composition containing (A) 10-30% by weight of a C.sub.8-18 alkylalkanolamide surfactant or a C.sub.8-18 alkyldimethylamino acetic acid betaine surfactant, (B) 5-20% by weight of an anionic surfactant, C.sub.8-18 alkyl (or polyether-type) sulfate, and (C) 20-80% by weight of a polyol, wherein the ratio by weight of component (A) to component (B) is greater than or equal to 1 and the composition has a viscosity of less than or equal to 1000 cp at 20.degree. C. This composition provides excellent foam producing ability and foam persistence, is readily dispersed in bath water, and imparts moistness to the skin after bathing. The composition of the invention is relaxation due to its rich foam and moisturizing sensation of the skin.
Abstract: A pyridine derivative of the formula (I), or its oxide or salt: ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 is a halogen atom, an alkyl group, etc., R.sup.2 is an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, an alkenyloxycarbonyl group, etc., R.sup.3 is a hydrogen atom, etc., R.sup.4 is a halogen atom, a cyano group, a haloalkyl group, etc., each of R.sup.5 and R.sup.6 is a hydrogen atom, etc., Q is a methine group or a nitrogen atom, m is 0 or 1, n is 1 or 2 and r is 1 or 2. Such a compound is useful as a pesticide. The compound of the present invention is a pyridine derivative which is capable of killing or controlling various pests without adversely affecting crop plants and which is readily decomposable and presents no substantial acute toxity to mammals.
June 25, 1997
Date of Patent:
June 9, 1998
Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Ihara Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A novel human chondromodulin-I protein having a molecular weight of about 26,000 dalton on SDS-PAGE and capable of stimulating the growth of chondrocytes with or without FGF, promoting the differential potency of these cells, and inhibiting the growth of vascular endothelial cells, a DNA encoding this protein, expression vector containing the DNA, a transformant capable of producing recombinant chondromodulin-I protein, a process for producing chondromodulin-I protein by culturing the transformant and a pharmaceutical composition containing chondromodulin-I protein as an active ingredient.
May 11, 1994
Date of Patent:
February 17, 1998
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Fujio Suzuki, Yuji Hiraki, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Junko Suzuki, Jun Kondo, Atsuko Kohara, Akiko Mori, Ei Yamada
Abstract: A process for producing an optically active alcohol comprising carrying out interesterification between a racemic alcohol and an ester selected from the group consisting of (a) a diester between a lower monohydric alcohol and a saturated dicarboxylic acid having 14 or more carbon atoms, (b) a triglyceride of a saturated fatty acid having 16 or more carbon atoms, and (c) a monoester between a lower monohydric alcohol and a saturated fatty acid having 18 or more carbon atoms in the presence of lipase, preferably heat-resistant lipase, and in the presence or absence of a solvent, preferably in the absence of a solvent, under a substantially water-free condition, separating an optically active alcohol rich in either one of R- and S-forms from the reaction mixture, and adding an optically inactive non-racemic alcohol to the residue of the previous step to carry out interesterification under the same conditions as in the previous reaction to separate the other enantiomer.
Abstract: A process for producing an optically active alcohol having a phenyl group is disclosed, comprising the step of carrying out interesterification between (a) a monoester between a racemic alcohol having a phenyl group and a fatty acid or a diester between a racemic alcohol having a phenyl group and a dibasic acid and (b) an optically inactive non-racemic alcohol having 16 or more carbon atoms in the presence of heat-resistant lipase and in the absence of a solvent under a substantially water-free condition at a temperature of not lower than 81.degree. C. under atmospheric pressure or reduced pressure and the step of separating an optically active alcohol having a phenyl group rich in either one of R- and S-forms from the reaction mixture. Use of heat-resistant lipase makes it possible to use high-melting point materials without using any solvent therefor and to perform interesterification at a high temperature thereby completing the reaction in a reduced time.
Abstract: On an n-type GaAs semiconductor substrate, an n-type cladding layer formed of AlGaInP system crystal almost in lattice matching with the semiconductor substrate, an active layer and a p-type cladding layer formed of AlGaInP system crystal almost in lattice matching with the semiconductor substrate are formed, and a p-type barrier cladding layer formed of AlGaInP system crystal or AlInP system crystal is provided in the p-type cladding layer. The p-type barrier cladding layer has a thickness through which electrons are almost not transmitted, has tensile strain, and also has band gap energy larger than that of the p-type cladding layer.
Abstract: The transesterification method is conducted with a powdery lipase wherein the powdery lipase is dispersed in ester-containing starting materials in the presence or absence of an inert organic solvent, and the diameter of at least 90% of the dispersed lipase particles is kept in the range of 1 to 100 .mu.m in the course of the trans-esterification reaction. A reactivity higher than that realized by the conventional transesterification method with a powdery lipase is obtained and the lipase can be easily recovered and reused, without causing a loss of the lipase activity, lowering of the conversion due to the residence of the substrate on the immobilizing carrier and side reactions caused by water introduced into the reaction system by the immobilizing carrier.
Abstract: A three-dimensional figure data generator device for a numerically controlled machine tool, etc., includes a two-dimensional figure definer/editor unit and a two-dimensional view data setter unit. The two-dimensional figure data and the two-dimensional view data are stored in a two-dimensional figure data memory and a two-dimensional view data memory, respectively, with identifying data numbers. When a two-dimensional figure element is specified on the screen, the data number thereof is determined from the display region of the figure element, and the corresponding projection direction and two-dimensional figure data are retrieved from the two-dimensional view data memory and the two-dimensional figure data memory, respectively, such that the three-dimensional figure data for the figure element can be generated.
Abstract: The CAD/CAM device includes a layer table 9 tabulating the layers each including the attributes 18 for the layer and the other-layers referencing information 19 for other layers. By establishing correspondence from the figure elements, the three-dimensional curves, and the three-dimensional forms to respective layer data, the figure elements, the three-dimensional curves and the three-dimensional forms are maintained hierarchically via the layer table 9. Further, the respective layer data are given hierarchical name 17. By designating a work layer at the root of a hierarchical tree data structure, all the information necessary for the generation of the NC data can be retrieved.