Patents by Inventor Shigeru Ashida

Shigeru Ashida 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: 10390544
    Abstract: The invention provides a gelled composition of mung bean protein comprising a mung bean protein and an alkali metal ion, wherein the gelled composition of mung bean protein comprises the alkali metal ion at 50 mM or greater based on the total amount of the gelled composition of mung bean protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI OIL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Takayasu Motoyama, Shigeru Ashida
  • Publication number: 20160050951
    Abstract: The invention provides a gelled composition of mung bean protein comprising a mung bean protein and an alkali metal ion, wherein the gelled composition of mung bean protein comprises the alkali metal ion at 50 mM or greater based on the total amount of the gelled composition of mung bean protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Takayasu MOTOYAMA, Shigeru ASHIDA
  • Patent number: 9101158
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a soybean-derived raw material-containing food or beverage that improves problems with flavor and physical properties, such as the grassy smell caused by soybean raw materials, and markedly improves product quality, in a soybean-derived raw material-containing food or beverage using conventional soybean raw materials such soymilk or tofu. Provided are a milk-substitute composition, and an egg-yolk substitute composition, etc., characterized by including a soybean emulsion composition having a protein content relative to dry material of at least 25 wt %, a fat content (as a chloroform/methanol mixed solvent extract) relative to the protein content of at least 100 wt %, and an LCI value of at least 55%. Also provided are a variety of soybean-derived raw material-containing food and beverages using these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI OIL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiko Samoto, Jiro Kanamori, Norifumi Adachi, Chizuru Ueno, Eriko Harada, Mai Kanda, Takahiro Tsuruda, Ayako Ogama, Yuki Usui, Koichi Saito, Kohsuke Ito, Hideo Sugano, Masashi Asanoma, Mitsutaka Kohno, Masayuki Shibata, Yuusuke Shishido, Sayuri Kitagawa, Miyuki Kanaya, Shigeru Ashida, Takayasu Motoyama
  • Patent number: 9101150
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a soybean-derived raw material-containing food or beverage that improves problems with flavor and physical properties, such as the grassy smell caused by soybean raw materials, and markedly improves product quality, in a soybean-derived raw material-containing food or beverage using a conventional soybean raw material such soymilk or tofu. Provided are a milk-substitute composition, an egg yolk-substitute composition, and a composition for improving renal function, etc., characterized by including a reduced-fat soybean protein material having a total protein and carbohydrate content relative to dry material of at least 80 wt %, a fat content (as a chloroform/methanol mixed solvent extract) relative to the protein content of less than 10 wt %, and a total campesterol and stigmasterol (as plant-derived sterols) content of at least 200 mg relative to 100 g of fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI OIL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiko Samoto, Jiro Kanamori, Masayuki Shibata, Tsukasa Kiyama, Masanobu Yanagisawa, Mai Kanda, Sayuri Kitagawa, Yuusuke Shishido, Shigeru Ashida, Takayasu Motoyama, Kumiko Yoshioka, Hirofumi Kugitani, Masashi Asanoma, Mitsutaka Kohno
  • Publication number: 20140113013
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a soybean-derived raw material-containing food or beverage that improves problems with flavor and physical properties, such as the grassy smell caused by soybean raw materials, and markedly improves product quality, in a soybean-derived raw material-containing food or beverage using conventional soybean raw materials such soymilk or tofu. Provided are a milk-substitute composition, and an egg-yolk substitute composition, etc., characterized by including a soybean emulsion composition having a protein content relative to dry material of at least 25 wt %, a fat content (as a chloroform/methanol mixed solvent extract) relative to the protein content of at least 100 wt %, and an LCI value of at least 55%. Also provided are a variety of soybean-derived raw material-containing food and beverages using these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI OIL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiko Samoto, Jiro Kanamori, Norifumi Adachi, Chizuru Ueno, Eriko Harada, Mai Kanda, Takahiro Tsuruda, Ayako Ogama, Yuki Usui, Koichi Saito, Kohsuke Ito, Hideo Sugano, Masashi Asanoma, Mitsutaka Kohno, Masayuki Shibata, Yuusuke Shishido, Sayuri Kitagawa, Miyuki Kanaya, Shigeru Ashida, Takayasu Motoyama
  • Publication number: 20140113866
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a soybean-derived raw material-containing food or beverage that improves problems with flavor and physical properties, such as the grassy smell caused by soybean raw materials, and markedly improves product quality, in a soybean-derived raw material-containing food or beverage using a conventional soybean raw material such soymilk or tofu. Provided are a milk-substitute composition, an egg yolk-substitute composition, and a composition for improving renal function, etc., characterized by including a reduced-fat soybean protein material having a total protein and carbohydrate content relative to dry material of at least 80 wt %, a fat content (as a chloroform/methanol mixed solvent extract) relative to the protein content of less than 10 wt %, and a total campesterol and stigmasterol (as plant-derived sterols) content of at least 200 mg relative to 100 g of fat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Masahiko Samoto, Jiro Kanamori, Masayuki Shibata, Tsukasa Kiyama, Masanobu Yanagisawa, Mai Kanda, Sayuri Kitagawa, Yuusuke Shishido, Shigeru Ashida, Takayasu Motoyama, Kumiko Yoshioka, Hirofumi Kugitani, Masashi Asanoma, Mitsutaka Kohno
  • Patent number: 8416581
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus wiring harness is provided that includes: a fixed-side casing and a moving-side casing, the moving-side casing being provided with a moving-side casing base which is rotatably journalled to the fixed-side casing, and a sliding portion which is provided so as to be slidable on a slide surface provided in the moving-side casing base. The circuit of the sliding portion and the circuit of the fixed-side casing are electrically connected together by an electric wire, which is a wiring harness having a flat cable portion having electric wire bodies arranged in parallel and formed in a tape shape having a jacket strip portion in which a number of the electric wire bodies are bundled; the flat cable portion is arranged in a bent manner so as to form a U shape on the slide surface of the moving-side casing base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsukawa, Yuuki Tanaka, Masako Ito, Tomoyuki Shinohara, Shigeru Ashida, Yasushi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8169794
    Abstract: A harness-integrated slide hinge is provided that connects between a plurality of casings having circuits therein while allowing the casings to move relatively. The harness-integrated slide hinge includes: a first sliding plate fitted to the one casing; a second sliding plate fitted to the other casing; a sliding mechanism that connects between the first sliding plate and the second sliding plate while allowing them to move relatively; and a harness that has a plurality of wirings, and connection sections provided on both ends of these wirings, and that is routed between the first sliding plate and the second sliding plate, wherein a wiring lamination section having a plurality of the wirings laminated therein is bent in a U-shape and accommodated in a space section between the first sliding plate and the second sliding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsukawa, Yuuki Tanaka, Tomoyuki Shinohara, Shigeru Ashida, Yasushi Nakagawa, Shou Ueda
  • Patent number: 8063310
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least first and second enclosures mounted so as to enable relative displacement therebetween, and an electric wire which electrically connects a circuit of the first enclosure and a circuit of the second enclosure. The electric wire includes a tape-shaped flat cable, including a plurality of internal wires arranged in parallel in a row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsukawa, Yuuki Tanaka, Kazuo Tanihira, Tamaki Tanihira, legal representative, Shigeru Ashida, Kiyoshi Kuzuu, Kensuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8039746
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal (11) fixed to a connector housing (10). The electrical connector includes a conductor (23) exposed from a covering (22) and having a connection portion connected to a connection portion of the terminal (11). The electrical connector includes a foam element (31) at a predetermined foam ratio located around respective connection portions of the conductor (23) and the terminal (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Ashida, Tomoyuki Shinohara
  • Patent number: 7934947
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a plurality of casings that are mounted so as to be movable relative to each other and have circuits provided therein; and an electric wire that electrically connects the circuits provided in the casings. The electronic wire has a harness structure that includes a plurality of wires and connection portions provided at both ends of each of the plurality of wires, and connection portions of the casings to the harness are arranged such that a line linking the connection portions is not parallel to a direction in which the plurality of casings are moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsukawa, Kazuo Tanihira, Shigeru Ashida
  • Publication number: 20100297333
    Abstract: The object is to provide an enriched liquid food which comprises a soybean protein material, which has a low viscosity, which produces little aggregates, and which has good physical properties. An enriched liquid food can be prepared by using a soybean protein material having the following physical properties a) to d): a) an aqueous solution containing the soybean protein material in an amount of 5 g in terms of solid content relative to 100 g of the aqueous solution and also containing calcium lactate in an amount of 30 mg in terms of calcium content has a viscosity of 10 mPa·s or less at 20° C. after the aqueous solution is heated at 121° C. for 10 minutes, and produces precipitates in an amount of 1 vol % or less after the aqueous solution is centrifuged at 1,300×g for 5 minutes; b) a 12-wt % aqueous solution of the soybean protein material has a viscosity of 1,000 mPa·s or less at 5° C.; c) the soybean protein material can be solubilized in a 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Shigeru Ashida
  • Publication number: 20100214761
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus wiring harness is provided that includes: a fixed-side casing and a moving-side casing each having a circuit and rotatably journalled by a shaft having a through hole at its center, the moving-side casing being provided with a moving-side casing base which is rotatably journalled to the fixed-side casing, and a sliding portion which is provided so as to be slidable on a slide surface provided in the moving-side casing base. The circuit of the sliding portion and the circuit of the fixed-side casing are electrically connected together by an electric wire. The electric wire is a wiring harness having a flat cable portion in which a number of electric wire bodies are arranged in parallel and which is formed in a tape shape by jackets, and a jacket strip portion in which a number of the electric wire bodies are bundled; the flat cable portion is arranged in a bent manner so as to form a U shape on the slide surface of the moving-side casing base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUKAWA, Yuuki TANAKA, Masako ITO, Tomoyuki SHINOHARA, Shigeru ASHIDA, Yasushi NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20100214760
    Abstract: A harness-integrated slide hinge is provided that connects between a plurality of casings having circuits therein while allowing the casings to move relatively. The harness-integrated slide hinge includes: a first sliding plate fitted to the one casing; a second sliding plate fitted to the other casing; a sliding mechanism that connects between the first sliding plate and the second sliding plate while allowing them to move relatively; and a harness that has a plurality of wirings, and connection sections provided on both ends of these wirings, and that is routed between the first sliding plate and the second sliding plate, wherein a wiring lamination section having a plurality of the wirings laminated therein is bent in a U-shape and accommodated in a space section between the first sliding plate and the second sliding plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsukawa, Yuuki Tanaka, Tomoyuki Shinohara, Shigeru Ashida, Yasushi Nakagawa, Shou Ueda
  • Publication number: 20100093207
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a plurality of casings that are mounted so as to be movable relative to each other and have circuits provided therein; and an electric wire that electrically connects the circuits provided in the casings. The electronic wire has a harness structure that includes a plurality of wires and connection portions provided at both ends of each of the plurality of wires, and connection portions of the casings to the harness are arranged such that a line linking the connection portions is not parallel to a direction in which the plurality of casings are moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsukawa, Kazuo Tanihira, Shigeru Ashida
  • Publication number: 20080185168
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least first and second enclosures mounted so as to enable relative displacement therebetween, and an electric wire which electrically connects a circuit of the first enclosure and a circuit of the second enclosure. The electric wire includes a tape-shaped flat cable, including a plurality of internal wires arranged in parallel in a row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUKAWA, Yuuki TANAKA, Kazuo TANIHIRA, Tamaki TANIHIRA, Shigeru ASHIDA, Kiyoshi KUZUU, Kensuke YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20080138484
    Abstract: The texture of a starchy food (for example, biscuits, cookies, cakes, breads, cream puffs, coated and fried foods, snack foods, wheat noodles, Chinese noodles, etc.) is highly improved by using soybean protein in a smaller amount than in the conventional methods. The effect of improving the food texture somewhat varies depending on the water activity of a food. In the case of a food having a high to moderate water content, it is intended to achieve a soft texture, a favorable feeling on the tongue and a high meltability in the mouth. In the case of a food having a low water activity such as baked goods or toast, on the other hand, it is intended to achieve a crispy and light texture. In the case of wheat noodles and Chinese noodles, it is intended to achieve a flexible texture with an adequate elasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Isao Ochi, Shigeru Ashida, Jiro Kanamori, Yukari Nakano, Kenji Taguchi, Atsushi Ohno, Tsutomu Saito, Eiji Iwaoka, Junichi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 7339114
    Abstract: A connection method for connecting an end of a signal wire (53) of a cable (51) to the connecting face of a contact (59) of a connector (52). The lengthwise direction of the connecting face of the contact (59) and the lengthwise direction of the signal wire (53) are mutually matched in connection. The end of the signal wire (53) is pressured against the connecting part by a pair of electrodes (69A, 69B) disposed in mutual separation in the lengthwise direction of the signal wire (53), and an electric current is passed between the pair of electrodes (69A, 69B). Thereby, the end of the cable (51) and the connecting part are mutually welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuko Tachibana, Kazuya Akashi, Shigeru Ashida
  • Publication number: 20070148321
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a food or a drink with a favorable flavor which has an acidic nature, contains protein and minerals, and has been stabilized in dispersion without showing any protein aggregation or the like even in the absence of a stabilizer. It is also intended to provide such an acidic protein food or drink which shows no protein aggregation even in the case of using not only minerals hardly soluble in aqueous media but also highly soluble minerals. By using an acid-soluble soybean protein, it is possible to provide an acidic mineral-containing food or drink which has a high stability without resort to a stabilizer as an essential component. Owing to the acidic nature, moreover, a product having a refreshing flavor, which is never achieved by neutral foods or drinks, can be prepared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Shigeru Ashida, Tsutomu Saito, Toshio Kiriyama, Masako Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20050255741
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal (11) fixed to a connector housing (10). The electrical connector includes a conductor (23) exposed from a covering (22) and having a connection portion connected to a connection portion of the terminal (11). The electrical connector includes a foam element (31) at a predetermined foam ratio located around respective connection portions of the conductor (23) and the terminal (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Applicant: FUJIKURA, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Ashida, Tomoyuki Shinohara