Patents by Inventor Seiji Kitajima

Seiji Kitajima 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: 20230028073
    Abstract: An agent containing at least one aroma compound selected from the group consisting of E-beta-damascone, S-(2-methyl-3-furyl)ethanethioate, beta-caryophyllene oxide, beta-ionone, 2,5-dihydroxy-1,4-dithiane, methyl anthranilate, S-furfuryl thioformate, 1-isothiocyanate-3-(methylthio)propane, nootkatone, 1,4-dioxacycloheptadecane-5,17-dione, sclareol, and sclareolide is effective for masking an unpleasant smell and for making oral products in which an unpleasant smell is masked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yuji NAKADA, Yayoi KAWATO, Shingo SUGIYAMA, Seiji KITAJIMA, Chiori IJICHI
  • Publication number: 20220279826
    Abstract: Off-taste suppressing agents for an oral product containing an off-taste substance added thereto, wherein the agent contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of (A) a compound represented by the following formula (I): wherein each symbol is as defined in the present specification, (B) cyclotene, and (C) a fatty acid having a carbon atom number of 3 or 4 are capable of effectively suppressing off-tastes due to off-taste substances, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Kyoko KANNO, Ryo KITADA, Seiji KITAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200129458
    Abstract: Compounds represented by formula (I): wherein each symbol is as defined in the present specification, or a salt thereof are useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of diabetes and obesity, and diseases related thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro FUJII, Koji Ohsumi, Seiji Kitajima, Yoshiro Kitahara
  • Publication number: 20190022039
    Abstract: Compounds represented by formula (I): wherein each symbol is as defined in the present specification, or a salt thereof are useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of diabetes and obesity, and diseases related thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro FUJII, Koji OHSUMI, Seiji KITAJIMA, Yoshiro KITAHARA
  • Patent number: 9907766
    Abstract: Sweetness receptor antagonists represented by formula (I): wherein each symbol is described herein, are useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Kitahara, Koji Ohsumi, Seiji Kitajima, Shimpei Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20170101372
    Abstract: Sweetness receptor antagonists represented by formula (I): wherein each symbol is described herein, are useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiro KITAHARA, Koji OHSUMI, Seiji KITAJIMA, Shimpei OGAWA
  • Patent number: 9341616
    Abstract: A sweet taste substance or a sweet taste-regulating substance is detected by contacting a test substance with a cell that expresses a chimeric protein of human T1R2 and mouse T1R2, and/or a chimeric protein of human T1R3 and mouse T1R3, and may further express a G protein ? subunit, and by detecting an interaction between the chimeric proteins and the test substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Seiji Kitajima, Yutaka Ishiwatari
  • Publication number: 20150276710
    Abstract: A sweet taste substance or a sweet taste-regulating substance is detected by contacting a test substance with a cell that expresses a chimeric protein of human T1R2 and mouse T1R2, and/or a chimeric protein of human T1R3 and mouse T1R3, and may further express a G protein ? subunit, and by detecting an interaction between the chimeric proteins and the test substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Seiji Kitajima, Yutaka Ishiwatari
  • Publication number: 20140030380
    Abstract: The present invention provides a production method of a food, which can effectively enhance a taste without conferring an unpreferable or undesirable flavor, and a method for enhancing a taste of food. The present invention provides a method of producing a food with an enhanced taste, including by adding a peptide mixture obtained by hydrolyzing, with an enzyme, a composition containing ?-conglycinin, and a method of enhancing the taste of food, including a step of adding the peptide mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Seiji Kitajima, Yuzuru Eto, Takaho Tajima