Patents by Inventor Minoru Kase

Minoru Kase 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: 20170150747
    Abstract: Provided are a liquid seasoning in which degradation of taste and flavor due to storage is suppressed, and a method of producing the same. The method of producing a liquid seasoning comprises the following steps (1), (2), and (3): (1) at a temperature of 80° C. or less, adding an aqueous solution of at least one selected from the group consisting of ascorbic acid, hydroxyacid, and salts thereof to a fat or oil and stirring the mixture; (2) bringing the fat or oil after the step (1) into contact with water vapor under reduced pressure; and (3) bringing the fat or oil obtained in the step (2) as an oil phase component into contact with an aqueous phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aya SASAKI, Daisuke SHIIBA, Shinpei FUKUHARA, Minoru KASE
  • Patent number: 9296977
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a fatty acid composition having a low content of saturated fatty acid easily and with a high yield from a decomposed fatty acid composition containing monoacylglycerol. The method for producing a fatty acid composition having the content of saturated fatty acid of 8% by mass or less, comprising the following steps (1) to (3): (1) obtaining a fatty acid mixture by adjusting the component ratio of a decomposed fatty acid composition obtained by hydrolyzing a fat or oil so that the content of fatty acid is from 80 to 96% by mass, the content of monoacylglycerol is from 0.3 to 8% by mass, the content of diacylglycerol is from 1 to 12% by mass, and the mass ratio of diacylglycerol to monoacylglycerol [ (DAG)/(MAG)] is from 0.5 to 40; (2) cooling the fatty acid mixture obtained in step (1) to a temperature within the range from the temperature 2° C. lower than the cloud point of the fatty acid mixture to the temperature 13° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Toshiteru Komatsu
  • Patent number: 9115333
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing refined fats and oils with less by-products, good taste and flavor and hue, and reduced smoke generation. The method for manufacturing refined fats and oils includes: (1) carrying out an adsorption treatment of bringing fats and oils into contact with clay (A) and at least one kind of alkaline earth metal salt (B) selected from the group consisting of an oxide, a carbonate, and a silicate of an alkaline earth metal; and (2) subsequently carrying out a deodorization treatment of bringing the resultant fats and oils into contact with water vapor at 180° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Toshiteru Komatsu
  • Patent number: 9006474
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a refined fat or oil, including: carrying out a first steam treatment of bringing a fat or oil into contact with water vapor; and subsequently carrying out a second steam treatment of bringing the fat or oil having a temperature lower by 10° C. or more than a temperature of the fat or oil in the first steam treatment into contact with water vapor in the presence of an organic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shinpei Fukuhara, Minoru Kase, Tetsuya Abe, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Publication number: 20150011785
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a fatty acid composition having a low content of saturated fatty acid easily and with a high yield from a decomposed fatty acid composition containing monoacylglycerol. The method for producing a fatty acid composition having the content of saturated fatty acid of 8% by mass or less, comprising the following steps (1) to (3): (1) obtaining a fatty acid mixture by adjusting the component ratio of a decomposed fatty acid composition obtained by hydrolyzing a fat or oil so that the content of fatty acid is from 80 to 96% by mass, the content of monoacylglycerol is from 0.3 to 8% by mass, the content of diacylglycerol is from 1 to 12% by mass, and the mass ratio of diacylglycerol to monoacylglycerol [ (DAG)/(MAG)] is from 0.5 to 40; (2) cooling the fatty acid mixture obtained in step (1) to a temperature within the range from the temperature 2° C. lower than the cloud point of the fatty acid mixture to the temperature 13° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Toshiteru Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8927039
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing refined fats and oils. Here fats and oils are brought into contact with an adsorbent and subsequently treated with water vapor under at least one condition of the following conditions. In condition I, the time for which the fats and oils are brought into contact with the water vapor in a temperature range of 175° C. to 205° C. for from 5 to 110 minutes. In condition 2, the fats and oils are brought into contact with the water vapor in a temperature range of 205° C. to 215° C. for from 5 to 50 minutes. In condition 3, the fats and oils are brought into contact with the water vapor in a temperature range of 215° C. to 230° C. for from 5 to 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Tetsuya Abe, Shinpei Fukuhara, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Patent number: 8884043
    Abstract: Provided is an oil or fat composition, which has an MCPD-FS content (ppm) of 13 ppm or less, the content being measured by a Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft (DGF) standard method C-III 18(09), has a diacylglycerol content of 15 mass % or more, and is subjected to deodorization treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Rika Homma, Masao Shimizu, Junya Moriwaki, Minoru Kase, Tetsuya Abe, Shinpei Fukuhara, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Patent number: 8846963
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a refined fat or oil, including: carrying out a first steam treatment of bringing a fat or oil into contact with water vapor; subsequently carrying out a treatment of bringing the fat or oil into contact with an adsorbent; and further carrying out a second steam treatment of bringing the fat or oil having a temperature lower by 10° C. or more than a temperature of the fat or oil in the first steam treatment into contact with water vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Testuya Abe, Minoru Kase, Shinpei Fukuhara, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Publication number: 20140121397
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing refined fats and oils with less by-products, good taste and flavor and hue, and reduced smoke generation. The method for manufacturing refined fats and oils includes: (1) carrying out an adsorption treatment of bringing fats and oils into contact with clay (A) and at least one kind of alkaline earth metal salt (B) selected from the group consisting of an oxide, a carbonate, and a silicate of an alkaline earth metal; and (2) subsequently carrying out a deodorization treatment of bringing the resultant fats and oils into contact with water vapor at 180° C. or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Toshiteru Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8524309
    Abstract: Provided is an oil or fat composition of high diacylglycerol content. Even when used in cooking, the cooked food has a good external appearance without darkening, and retains its inherent flavor. Even when used in cooking after storage under light-exposed conditions, the cooked food is provided with a good external appearance and flavor. The oil or fat composition is obtained by combining, at specific contents, (A) an oil or fat of high diacylglycerol content, said oil or fat having a particular composition, (B) a plant sterol and (C) a plant sterol fatty acid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Kohori, Masao Shimizu, Shin Koike, Keiji Shibata, Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Minoru Kase, Yoshitaka Senda, Manabu Sato, Eizo Maruyama, Hidenari Imai, Tsutomu Nishide, Nobuteru Ishizuka
  • Publication number: 20130012733
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a refined fat or oil, including: carrying out a first steam treatment of bringing a fat or oil into contact with water vapor; subsequently carrying out a treatment of bringing the fat or oil into contact with an adsorbent; and further carrying out a second steam treatment of bringing the fat or oil having a temperature lower by 10° C. or more than a temperature of the fat or oil in the first steam treatment into contact with water vapor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Testuya Abe, Minoru Kase, Shinpei Fukuhara, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Publication number: 20130012734
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a refined fat or oil, including: carrying out a first steam treatment of bringing a fat or oil into contact with water vapor; and subsequently carrying out a second steam treatment of bringing the fat or oil having a temperature lower by 10° C. or more than a temperature of the fat or oil in the first steam treatment into contact with water vapor in the presence of an organic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinpei Fukuhara, Minoru Kase, Tetsuya Abe, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Patent number: 8323934
    Abstract: A process for producing fatty acid by hydrolyzing oil and fat, which comprises: a first step of partially hydrolyzing oil and fat by either of the following method (a) or (b), and a second step of hydrolysis by the other method: (a) enzymatic hydrolysis using an immobilized enzyme which is an enzyme immobilized on a support and (b) high pressure and temperature hydrolysis. A method of efficiently producing fatty acid with a reduced content of trans-unsaturated fatty acid in the constituent fatty acids and having a good appearance with reduced coloring by hydrolysis of oil and fat is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Toshiteru Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20120259133
    Abstract: Provided is an oil or fat composition, which has an MCPD-FS content (ppm) of 13 ppm or less, the content being measured by a Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft (DGF) standard method C-III 18(09), has a diacylglycerol content of 15 mass % or more, and is subjected to deodorization treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rika Homma, Masao Shimizu, Junya Moriwaki, Minoru Kase, Tetsuya Abe, Shinpei Fukuhara, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Publication number: 20120258232
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing refined fats and oils, including: treating fats and oils by bringing the fats and oils into contact with an adsorbent; and subsequently treating the fats and oils by bringing the fats and oils into contact with water vapor under at least one condition selected from the following conditions: (condition 1) the time for which the fats and oils are brought into contact with the water vapor in a temperature range of 175° C. or more and 205° C. or less is from 5 to 110 minutes; (condition 2) the time for which the fats and oils are brought into contact with the water vapor in a temperature range of more than 205° C. and 215° C. or less is from 5 to 50 minutes; and (condition 3) the time for which the fats and oils are brought into contact with the water vapor in a temperature range of more than 215° C. and 230° C. or less is from 5 to 30 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Tetsuya Abe, Shinpei Fukuhara, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Patent number: 8227010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing oils and fats rich in diacylglycerol by subjecting fatty acids which are obtainable by hydrolyzing raw material oils and fats, to esterification with glycerin, wherein the process comprises decreasing an anisidine value of greater than 6 of the raw material oils and fats or reaction intermediates, by 20% or more. By using the process of the present invention, even in the case of using a raw material having an anisidine value which is likely to increase in the production processes for raw material oils and fats or for oils and fats rich in diacylglycerol, the stability of the final product oils and fats rich in diacylglycerol is enhanced, and coloration is suppressed, so that products having excellent external appearance can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Masao Shimizu, Junya Moriwaki
  • Publication number: 20120177791
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing refined fats and oils, including: a treating fats and oils by bringing the fats and oils into contact with water vapor or inert gas; and subsequently performing thin-film evaporation of the fats and oils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Tetsuya Abe, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Publication number: 20110206804
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a method for efficiently producing a diacylglycerol-rich fat and/or oil that has a low content of trans-unsaturated fatty acids and has a good color and a good flavor characteristic to diacylglycerols. A method for producing a diacylglycerol-rich fat and/or oil, by hydrolyzing a raw fat and/or oil by an enzymatic splitting method, and subjecting the fatty acids and glycerin obtained thereby to an esterification reaction, wherein a raw fat and/or oil containing undeodorized fat and/or oil in an amount of 50% by weight or more is used, and a deodorization treatment is carried out after the esterification reaction, to the extent that the relationship between the deodorization time (x) and the deodorization temperature (y) satisfies the following conditions (i) and (ii): y??2.59x+566 ??(i) y?617x?0.0455 (provided that 475?y?563) ??(ii) wherein x represents the deodorization time (minutes), and y represents the deodorization temperature (K).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Toshiteru Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20110076358
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing a diacylglycerol-rich fat or oil efficiently under an industrially advantageous condition. Provided is a process for producing a diacylglycerol-rich fat or oil, including subjecting monoacylglycerols to a transesterification reaction by using a lipase in the presence of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Toshiteru Komatsu
  • Patent number: 7906305
    Abstract: Provided is a process for preparing an immobilized enzyme, which comprises the steps of immobilizing an enzyme used for decomposing oil & fat on a carrier, by adsorption, without drying, bringing the immobilized enzyme into contact with a fatty acid triglyceride or fatty acid partial glyceride, or mixtures thereof, and adjusting the moisture content of the enzyme to 5% to 50% by weight based on the weight of the carrier, wherein the enzyme is used for esterification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Sato, Masami Shimizu, Minoru Kase, Takaaki Watanabe, Jun Kohori