Patents by Inventor Kazunari Iwaki

Kazunari Iwaki 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: 20200281141
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high rebaudioside M content non-genetically modified stevia plant comprising rebaudioside M at higher content as compared with the wild type stevia species. The present invention also provides a method of producing such a high rebaudioside M content non-genetically modified stevia plant, and a dry leaf obtainable from such a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunari IWAKI, Katsuro MIYAGAWA, Tadayoshi HIRAI, Naoko OKITSU, Saori TAKEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200224235
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to: determine the structure of a novel steviol glycoside which is detected from species containing a large amount of Reb. C (also referred to as dulcoside B), and a trace amount of which is capable of influencing the quality of taste; and understand the taste characteristics of said steviol glycoside. The present invention provides a compound represented by formula (1) or a salt thereof, or a hydrate thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunari IWAKI, Katsuro MIYAGAWA, Eiichiro ONO, Tadayoshi HIRAI, Misa OCHIAI, Koji NAGAO, Soichiro URAI, Takehiro WATANABE, Kohki FUJIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200170209
    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: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunari IWAKI, Eiichiro ONO, Tadayoshi HIRAI, Katsuro MIYAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200123509
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a steviol glycoside hexose transferase, and a method for producing a steviol glycoside that contains glucose and/or rhamnose using said enzyme. The present invention provides a steviol glycoside hexose transferase, and a method for producing a steviol glycoside that contains glucose and/or rhamnose using said enzyme. The present invention also provides a transformant into which a steviol glycoside hexose transferase gene has been introduced, and a method for preparing said transformant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichiro ONO, Misa OCHIAI, Kazunari IWAKI, Tadayoshi HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20200123526
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a protein, said protein having an activity of synthesizing rhamnose from glucose, and a polynucleotide encoding the same. Provided are a rhamnose synthase derived from stevia and a method for producing rhamnose from glucose using a gene. Also provided is a method for producing a steviol glycoside using the rhamnose synthase derived from stevia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichiro ONO, Misa OCHIAI, Kazunari IWAKI, Tadayoshi HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20190352324
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to determine the structure of a novel steviol glycoside that is detected in cultivers containing an abundance of Reb.C (also called dulcoside B) and that affects the quality of taste in a small amount, and to identify the quality of taste properties. According to the present invention, a compound represented by formula (1), or a derivative, salt, or hydrate thereof is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunari IWAKI, Katsuro MIYAGAWA, Eiichiro ONO, Tadayoshi HIRAI, Misa OCHIAI, Koji NAGAO, Soichiro URAI, Takehiro WATANABE, Kohki FUJIKAWA
  • Patent number: PP19421
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Ipomoea plant named ‘Kyuikukan 3’, characterized by its compact and outwardly trailing growth habit; and bright green-colored foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Ltd
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Takahata, Hiroki Nakayama, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Masaru Yoshinaga, Masaru Tanaka, Toru Kumagai, Yumi Kai, Tetsufumi Sakai, Kazunari Iwaki, Kenji Katayama, Yasuyuki Murakami
  • Patent number: PP19448
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Ipomoea plant named ‘Kyuikukan 2’, characterized by its compact and outwardly trailing growth habit; and bright green-colored young foliage and dark purple-colored mature foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Takahata, Hiroki Nakayama, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Yumi Kai, Tetsufumi Sakai, Kazunari Iwaki, Masaru Yoshinaga, Masaru Tanaka, Toru Kumagai, Kenji Katayama, Yasuyuki Murakami
  • Patent number: PP19522
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Torenia plant named ‘Sunrenicobaio’, characterized by its compact and mounding to trailing plant habit; freely branching habit; freely flowering habit; long flowering period; violet-colored flowers with white-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Limited
    Inventors: Kazunari Iwaki, Takeshi Kanaya, Kenichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: PP19523
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Torenia plant named ‘Sunreniripin’, characterized by its compact and mounding to trailing plant habit; freely branching habit; freely flowering habit; long flowering period; dark and light red purple-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Limited
    Inventors: Kazunari Iwaki, Kenichi Suzuki, Takeshi Kanaya
  • Patent number: PP19531
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Torenia plant named ‘Sunrenicoame’, characterized by its compact and mounding to trailing plant habit; freely branching habit; freely flowering habit; long flowering period; purple-colored flowers with light purple-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Limited
    Inventors: Kazunari Iwaki, Takeshi Kanaya, Kenichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: PP19560
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Petunia plant named ‘Sunsurfpaspimi’, characterized by its outwardly spreading and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely branching and flowering plant habit; long flowering period; medium-sized pastel pink-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Kanaya, Yasuko Isobe, Kazunari Iwaki
  • Patent number: PP19682
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Petunia plant named ‘Sunsurfkuri’, characterized by its trailing plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely branching and flowering plant habit; long flowering period; medium-sized white-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Limited
    Inventors: Kazunari Iwaki, Takeshi Kanaya, Yasuko Isobe
  • Patent number: PP19708
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Torenia plant named ‘Sunrenipink’, characterized by its compact and mounding to trailing plant habit; freely branching habit; freely flowering habit; long flowering period; purple-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Limited
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kako, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Kazunari Iwaki, Takeshi Kanaya, Kenichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: PP19717
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Petunia plant named ‘Sunsurfhomi’, characterized by its trailing plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely branching and flowering plant habit; long flowering period; small-sized white-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Kanaya, Yasuko Isobe, Kazunari Iwaki
  • Patent number: PP20032
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Petunia plant named ‘Sunsurfpinkai’, characterized by its trailing plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely branching and flowering plant habit; long flowering period; medium-sized light pink to pinkish white-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Limited
    Inventors: Kazunari Iwaki, Takeshi Kanaya, Yasuko Isobe
  • Patent number: PP20133
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Antirrhinum plant named ‘Sunkispinfufu’, characterized by its vigorous, upright and mounded plant habit; freely branching habit and short internodes; dense and bushy plant form; numerous pale pink-colored flowers streaked with red purple; long flowering period; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazunari Iwaki
  • Patent number: PP20134
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Antirrhinum plant named ‘Sunkispinfu’, characterized by its vigorous, upright and mounded plant habit; freely branching habit and short internodes; dense and bushy plant form; numerous intense pink-colored flowers streaked with red purple; long flowering period; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazunari Iwaki
  • Patent number: PP20206
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Torenia plant named ‘Sunrenibebu’ characterized by its compact and mounding to trailing plant habit; freely branching habit; freely flowering habit; long flowering period; light violet-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kako, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Kazunari Iwaki, Takeshi Kanaya, Kenichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: PP21102
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Ipomoea plant named ‘Kyuikukan 5’, characterized by its compact and trailing growth habit and cordate-shaped leaves that are light green when developing and becoming dark purple with further development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Takahata, Masaru Yoshinaga, Hiroki Nakayama, Masaru Tanaka, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Toru Kumagai, Yumi Kai, Kenji Katayama, Tetsufumi Sakai, Kazunari Iwaki, Yasuyuki Murakami