Patents by Inventor Makoto Hibi

Makoto Hibi 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: 20220174998
    Abstract: A solid paste composition for cooking, which has elasticity, suppresses a rubber-like texture, and has a good chewy texture. The solid paste composition satisfies containing 2.0 mass % or more of an insoluble dietary fiber in terms of dry mass, 15 mass % or more of a starch in terms of dry mass, and 5.5 mass % or more of a protein in terms of dry mass. The solid paste composition further satisfies at least either of the ratio of the number of CBB-stained sites having an area of at least 200 ?m2 and a roundness coefficient of at least 0.3, to the number of CBB-stained sites being 3% or more, and the ratio of the total area of CBB-stained sites having an area of at least 200 ?m2 and a roundness coefficient of at least 0.3, to the image area of a cross-section of the composition being 0.3% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: MIZKAN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Suzuki, Kiyoshi Endo, Yusuke Tange, Naruhiro Hibi, Takuya Nakayama, Yasushi Ogasawara, Yukiko Kawamura, Junichiro Ihara
  • Patent number: 11136560
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase protein exemplified by the following (A), (B), and (C), having activity to react with L-pipecolic acid in the presence of 2-oxoglutaric acid and iron(II) ions to produce trans-4-hydroxy-L-pipecolic acid, and a method for producing 4-hydroxy amino acid, which method comprises reacting the pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase protein, cells containing the protein, a treated product of the cells, and/or a culture liquid obtained by culturing the cells, with ?-amino acid to produce 4-hydroxy amino acid: (A) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, or 18; (B) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, or 18 except that one or several amino acids are deleted, substituted, and/or added, and having pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase activity; and (C) a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence that is not less than 80% identical to the amino acid sequence rep
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: API CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Hibi, Jun Ogawa, Ryoma Miyake, Hiroshi Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20200010814
    Abstract: An enzyme protein that allows production of an optically active ?-hydroxyamino acid, specifically a monooxygenase having two kinds of hetero (different) subunits. Also, systems and methods using the monooxygenases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicants: KANEKA CORPORATION, Kyoto University
    Inventors: Masutoshi NOJIRI, Yoshihiko YASOHARA, Makoto HIBI, Jun OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180282709
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase protein exemplified by the following (A), (B), and (C), having activity to react with L-pipecolic acid in the presence of 2-oxoglutaric acid and iron(II) ions to produce trans-4-hydroxy-L-pipecolic acid, and a method for producing 4-hydroxy amino acid, which method comprises reacting the pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase protein, cells containing the protein, a treated product of the cells, and/or a culture liquid obtained by culturing the cells, with ?-amino acid to produce 4-hydroxy amino acid: (A) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, or 18; (B) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, or 18 except that one or several amino acids are deleted, substituted, and/or added, and having pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase activity; and (C) a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence that is not less than 80% identical to the amino acid sequence rep
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: API CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto HIBI, Jun OGAWA, Ryoma MIYAKE, Hiroshi KAWABATA
  • Patent number: 9969988
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase protein exemplified by the following (A), (B), and (C), having activity to react with L-pipecolic acid in the presence of 2-oxoglutaric acid and iron(II) ions to produce trans-4-hydroxy-L-pipecolic acid, and a method for producing 4-hydroxy amino acid, which method comprises reacting the pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase protein, cells containing the protein, a treated product of the cells, and/or a culture liquid obtained by culturing the cells, with ?-amino acid to produce 4-hydroxy amino acid: (A) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, or 18; (B) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, or 18 except that one or several amino acids are deleted, substituted, and/or added, and having pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase activity; and (C) a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence that is not less than 80% identical to the amino acid sequence rep
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: API CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Hibi, Jun Ogawa, Ryoma Miyake, Hiroshi Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20160348081
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase protein exemplified by the following (A), (B), and (C), having activity to react with L-pipecolic acid in the presence of 2-oxoglutaric acid and iron(II) ions to produce trans-4-hydroxy-L-pipecolic acid, and a method for producing 4-hydroxy amino acid, which method comprises reacting the pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase protein, cells containing the protein, a treated product of the cells, and/or a culture liquid obtained by culturing the cells, with ?-amino acid to produce 4-hydroxy amino acid: (A) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, or 18; (B) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, or 18 except that one or several amino acids are deleted, substituted, and/or added, and having pipecolic acid 4-hydroxylase activity; and (C) a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence that is not less than 80% identical to the amino acid sequence rep
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: API CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto HIBI, Jun OGAWA, Ryoma MIYAKE, Hiroshi KAWABATA
  • Publication number: 20160246548
    Abstract: According to the invention, an image and an object indicating a candidate area, to be processed, in the image are displayed on a display screen. Whether a position designated by a user in the display screen on which the displaying is executed, is outside the object is determined. In a case where it is determined that the position is outside the object, an object moves to an area, in the display screen, corresponding to the position designated by a user. The area to which the object area is moved is decided as a candidate to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Makoto Hibi
  • Patent number: 9354801
    Abstract: According to the invention, an image and an object indicating a candidate area, to be processed, in the image are displayed on a display screen. Whether a position designated by a user in the display screen on which the displaying is executed, is outside the object is determined. In a case where it is determined that the position is outside the object, an object moves to an area, in the display screen, corresponding to the position designated by a user. The area to which the object area is moved is decided as a candidate to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Hibi
  • Publication number: 20160100077
    Abstract: It is determined whether printing of an image having a size corresponding to a preset size set as print settings for data to be printed on a print medium is allowed based on the preset size and one or more candidates of the size of the print medium obtained by detecting the size of the print medium using a sensor. If it is determined that the printing is allowed, a screen inquiring whether an image based on the data to be printed having a size corresponding to the preset size is printed is displayed. If the printing is instructed via the screen, the image is printed on the print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventor: Makoto Hibi
  • Patent number: 9239977
    Abstract: It is determined whether printing of an image having a size corresponding to a preset size set as print settings for data to be printed on a print medium is allowed based on the preset size and one or more candidates of the size of the print medium obtained by detecting the size of the print medium using a sensor. If it is determined that the printing is allowed, a screen inquiring whether an image based on the data to be printed having a size corresponding to the preset size is printed is displayed. If the printing is instructed via the screen, the image is printed on the print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Hibi
  • Publication number: 20150002883
    Abstract: It is determined whether printing of an image having a size corresponding to a preset size set as print settings for data to be printed on a print medium is allowed based on the preset size and one or more candidates of the size of the print medium obtained by detecting the size of the print medium using a sensor. If it is determined that the printing is allowed, a screen inquiring whether an image based on the data to be printed having a size corresponding to the preset size is printed is displayed. If the printing is instructed via the screen, the image is printed on the print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Makoto Hibi
  • Patent number: 8782544
    Abstract: A display control apparatus specifies a position on a display screen that is specified by the user according to an instruction from the user, and displays information on the display screen that is set by the specified first position and second position and indicates data to be displayed from among a plurality of items of data on the display screen. When the user further specifies a third position, the display control apparatus determines whether an instruction from the user for specifying the third position is a specified instruction that differs from an instruction for specifying the second position. When it is determined that the instruction is the specified instruction, the display control apparatus displays data, from among the plurality of items of data, that corresponds to the information displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Hibi
  • Publication number: 20140082538
    Abstract: According to the invention, an image and an object indicating a candidate area, to be processed, in the image are displayed on a display screen. Whether a position designated by a user in the display screen on which the displaying is executed, is outside the object is determined. In a case where it is determined that the position is outside the object, an object moves to an area, in the display screen, corresponding to the position designated by a user. The area to which the object area is moved is decided as a candidate to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Hibi
  • Patent number: 8456686
    Abstract: According to this invention, the date range can be intuitively designated by designating up, down, left, and right directions, and images stored in a storage medium can be easily restricted to images which may be subjected to printing. In order to restrict images stored in a memory card on the basis of the date, a region for inputting the start date of the date range is displayed at the upper portion of a display window on a display device, and a region for inputting the end date is displayed at the lower portion. One of the regions is designated and selected with up and down direction keys. A date in the selected region is changed with left and right direction keys. Images having storage dates between the start date and the end date are decided as printing target candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Hibi, Tetsuya Kawanabe, Nobuyuki Tsukada, Tatsuya Fukuda, Tomoaki Suga
  • Patent number: 8367382
    Abstract: A highly active L-isoleucine dioxygenase from Bacillus thuringiensis is provided. A method for manufacturing (2S,3R,4S)-4-hydroxy-L-isoleucine or a salt thereof by reacting L-isoleucine in an aqueous solvent in the presence of L-isoleucine dioxygenase and isolating (2S,3R,4S)-4-hydroxy-L-isoleucine is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kodera, Sergey Vasilievich Smirnov, Natalia Nikolaevna Samsonova, Veronika Aleksandrovna Kotliarova, Natalia Yurievna Rushkevich, Sakayu Shimizu, Jun Ogawa, Makoto Hibi, Vitaly Grigorievich Paraskevov
  • Patent number: 8367381
    Abstract: A highly active L-isoleucine dioxygenase from Bacillus thuringiensis is provided. A method for manufacturing (2S,3R,4S)-4-hydroxy-L-isoleucine or a salt thereof by reacting L-isoleucine in an aqueous solvent in the presence of L-isoleucine dioxygenase and isolating (2S,3R,4S)-4-hydroxy-L-isoleucine is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kodera, Sergey Vasilievich Smirnov, Natalia Nikolaevna Samsonova, Veronika Aleksandrovna Kotliarova, Natalia Yurievna Rushkevich, Sakayu Shimizu, Jun Ogawa, Makoto Hibi, Vitaly Grigorievich Paraskevov
  • Patent number: 8273562
    Abstract: A highly active L-isoleucine dioxygenase from Bacillus thuringiensis is provided. A method for manufacturing (2S,3R,4S)-4-hydroxy-L-isoleucine or a salt thereof by reacting L-isoleucine in an aqueous solvent in the presence of L-isoleucine dioxygenase and isolating (2S,3R,4S)-4-hydroxy-L-isoleucine is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kodera, Sergey Vasilievich Smirnov, Natalia Nikolaevna Samsonova, Veronika Aleksandrovna Kotliarova, Natalia Yurievna Rushkevich, Yury Ivanovich Kozlov, Vitaly Grigorievich Paraskevov, legal representative, Sakayu Shimizu, Jun Ogawa, Makoto Hibi
  • Publication number: 20120182579
    Abstract: According to this invention, the date range can be intuitively designated by designating up, down, left, and right directions, and images stored in a storage medium can be easily restricted to images which may be subjected to printing. In order to restrict images stored in a memory card on the basis of the date, a region for inputting the start date of the date range is displayed at the upper portion of a display window on a display device, and a region for inputting the end date is displayed at the lower portion. One of the regions is designated and selected with up and down direction keys. A date in the selected region is changed with left and right direction keys. Images having storage dates between the start date and the end date are decided as printing target candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Hibi, Tetsuya Kawanabe, Nobuyuki Tsukada, Tatsuya Fukuda, Tomoaki Suga
  • Patent number: 8225210
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a display unit capable of displaying image data in a one-image display mode, in which images are displayed one by one, and a multi-screen display mode, in which a plurality of images is displayed at the same time; a selection unit configured to select between the one-screen display mode and the multi-screen display mode; an editing unit configured to edit the image data; and a control unit configured to control the display unit so that when the one-screen display mode is selected by the selection unit, the image data edited by the editing unit is displayed and when the multi-screen display mode is selected by the selection unit, information indicating that the image data is edited is displayed together with the edited image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Hibi
  • Publication number: 20120115203
    Abstract: A highly active L-isoleucine dioxygenase from Bacillus thuringiensis is provided. A method for manufacturing (2S,3R,4S)-4-hydroxy-L-isoleucine or a salt thereof by reacting L-isoleucine in an aqueous solvent in the presence of L-isoleucine dioxygenase and isolating (2S,3R,4S)-4-hydroxy-L-isoleucine is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kodera, Sergey Vasilievich Smirnov, Natalia Nikolaevna Samsonova, Veronika Aleksandrovna Kotliarova, Natalia Yurievna Rushkevich, Yury Ivanovich Kozlov, Sakayu Shimizu, Jun Ogawa, Makoto Hibi, Vitaly Grigorievich Paraskevov