Patents by Inventor Misa Ochiai

Misa Ochiai 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: 11008600
    Abstract: A novel method for producing a mogrol glycoside and mogrol has been required. The present invention provides a method for producing a mogrol glycoside and/or mogrol, said method comprising a step for cleaving at least one glucoside bond in a mogrol glycoside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa Ochiai, Eiichiro Ono
  • Patent number: 10988790
    Abstract: There has been a demand for a new method for producing a steviol glycoside and steviol. The present invention provides a method for producing a steviol glycoside and/or steviol, the method comprising a step of breaking bonds of steviol glycoside: a glucosidic bond at position 13; a glucosyl ester bond at position 19; and/or a glycosidic bond in a side chain (excluding a rhamnoside bond).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa Ochiai, Eiichiro Ono
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10689682
    Abstract: To provide a mogrol glycosyltransferase and a method for producing a mogrol glycoside using the enzyme. The present invention provides a mogrol glycosyltransferase and a method for producing a mogrol glycoside using the enzyme, and a transformant into which a mogrol glycosyltransferase gene is introduced and a method for preparing the transformant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichiro Ono, Misa Ochiai
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10626430
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a mogroside having no ?-1,6-glucoside bond comprising the step of reacting glycosidase ASBGL2, AOBGL2, AOBGL1, ASBGL1, or a variant thereof with a mogroside having at least one ?-1,6-glucoside bond, thereby cleaving said ?-1,6-glucoside bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa Ochiai, Eiichiro Ono
  • Publication number: 20190367961
    Abstract: To provide a mogrol glycosyltransferase and a method for producing a mogrol glycoside using the enzyme. The present invention provides a mogrol glycosyltransferase and a method for producing a mogrol glycoside using the enzyme, and a transformant into which a mogrol glycosyltransferase gene is introduced and a method for preparing the transformant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichiro ONO, Misa OCHIAI
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190284598
    Abstract: A novel method for producing a mogrol glycoside and mogrol has been required. The present invention provides a method for producing a mogrol glycoside and/or mogrol, said method comprising a step for cleaving at least one glucoside bond in a mogrol glycoside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa OCHIAI, Eiichiro ONO
  • Patent number: 10415071
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a steviol glycoside and/or steviol comprising reacting glycosidase AOBGL1 and/or AOBGL3 or a variant thereof with a steviol glycoside having at least one monoglucoside bond and/or monoglucosyl ester bond, thereby cleaving said monoglucoside bond and/or monoglucosyl ester bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa Ochiai, Eiichiro Ono
  • Patent number: 10407706
    Abstract: To provide a mogrol glycosyltransferase and a method for producing a mogrol glycoside using the enzyme. The present invention provides a mogrol glycosyltransferase and a method for producing a mogrol glycoside using the enzyme, and a transformant into which a mogrol glycosyltransferase gene is introduced and a method for preparing the transformant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichiro Ono, Misa Ochiai
  • Publication number: 20190203246
    Abstract: There has been a demand for a new method for producing a steviol glycoside and steviol. The present invention provides a method for producing a steviol glycoside and/or steviol, the method comprising a step of breaking bonds of steviol glycoside: a glucosidic bond at position 13; a glucosyl ester bond at position 19; and/or a glycosidic bond in a side chain (excluding a rhamnoside bond).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa OCHIAI, Eiichiro ONO
  • Patent number: 10323250
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a promoter showing high expression activity in microorganisms belonging to the genus Mortierella. The present invention provides a polynucleotide which contains any one nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 to 28, or a variant thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa Ochiai, Jun Ogawa, Eiji Sakuradani, Akinori Ando
  • Publication number: 20190112613
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a promoter showing high expression activity in microorganisms belonging to the genus Mortierella. The present invention provides a polynucleotide which contains any one nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 28, or a variant thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa OCHIAI, Jun OGAWA, Eiji SAKURADANI, Akinori ANDO
  • Publication number: 20180327798
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a steviol glycoside and/or steviol, said method including a step in which a steviol glycoside having at least one unbranched ?1,2-glycosidic bond is reacted with the glycosidase AOBGL1 and/or AOBGL3, or a variant thereof, so as to cleave the ?1,2-glycosidic bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa OCHIAI, Eiichiro ONO
  • Publication number: 20180312892
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a steviol glycoside and/or steviol comprising reacting glycosidase AOBGL1 and/or AOBGL3 or a variant thereof with a steviol glycoside having at least one monoglucoside bond and/or monoglucosyl ester bond, thereby cleaving said monoglucoside bond and/or monoglucosyl ester bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa OCHIAI, Eiichiro ONO
  • Patent number: 10113173
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a promoter showing high expression activity in microorganisms belonging to the genus Mortierella. The present invention provides a polynucleotide which contains any one nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 28, or a variant thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa Ochiai, Jun Ogawa, Eiji Sakuradani, Akinori Ando
  • Patent number: 10000783
    Abstract: Steviol glucosyltransferases and methods for producing steviol glycosides using the enzymes are provided. The present invention provides steviol glucosyltransferases and methods for producing steviol glycosides using the enzymes. The invention also provides transformants into which steviol glucosyltransferase genes are introduced and methods for preparing the transformants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichiro Ono, Misa Ochiai
  • Publication number: 20180087061
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a promoter showing high expression activity in microorganisms belonging to the genus Mortierella. The present invention provides a polynucleotide which contains any one nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 28, or a variant thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Misa OCHIAI, Jun OGAWA, Eiji SAKURADANI, Akinori ANDO