Patents by Inventor Mitsuo Emoto

Mitsuo Emoto 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: 20110020522
    Abstract: A process for producing a granular low-calorie food material comprising the steps of forming a composition into granules, and drying the granules, the composition comprising (a) 50 parts by mass of starch; (b) 0.3 to 10 parts by mass of trehalose; (c) at least one selected from the group consisting of (c-1) 0.1 to 15 parts by mass of a gelling agent capable of forming a gel in the presence of a divalent metal ion, and 0.1 to 3 parts by mass of the divalent metal ion, and (c-2) 0.1 to 15 parts by mass of a gelling agent capable of forming a gel upon heating or upon cooling after heating; and (d) 1 to 25 parts by mass of an opacifying agent; and having a water content of 15 to 40% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Mitsuo Emoto
  • Patent number: 6458395
    Abstract: The present invention provide a gelatinous food product for supplying balanced nutrition, which is a gel of an emulsified mixture comprising 10 to 50 wt. % of total solid content on a dry weight basis and 50 to 90 wt. % of water, the solid content contains 30 to 90 wt. % of saccharide, 5 to 40 wt. % of lipid, 2 to 60 wt. % of protein, 0.2 to 5 wt. % of organic acid, 0.2 to 5 wt. % of organic acid salt, 0.2 to 5 wt. % of emulsifying agent and 0.2 to 5 wt. % of gelling agent, the food product having a pH of 3.3 to 4 and being a composite of an isoelectric gel of the protein and a heat-soluble gel formed with the gelling agent. The invention also provides a process for preparing the food product. The gelatinous food product of the invention is particularly suitable for nutrition of patients with dysphagia, since it comprises various nutrients in suitable proportions and has good eating qualities, for instance, ease of swallowing even by patients with dysphagia, owing to the soft jelly form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Otsuka Foods Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuo Emoto
  • Patent number: 5387423
    Abstract: The invention presents a low calorie food material in dry granular state containing a starch such as processed starch, and a dextrine, a konjak mannan or other gelling agent, and a cellulose powder or other white turbid matter.The food material becomes, when water is added, a rice-like food possessing the same appearance and properties as cooked rice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Assignee: Otsuka Foods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Emoto, Masatoshi Mizuno, Sadaichi Takagi, Tetsuya Akazawa, Sadao Fujii, Madoka Murai, Yoshihito Nakai