Patents by Inventor Soichiro URAI

Soichiro URAI 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: 20200404955
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a crystal of rebaudioside D that exhibits high solubility in water. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a rebaudioside D crystal having a crystalline form ? that shows peaks in X-ray diffraction (CuK?: ?=1.5405 ?) at two or more positions selected from the group consisting of 2?=6.7±0.2 deg, 10.8±0.2 deg, 12.9±0.15 deg, and 22.2±0.2 deg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro URAI, Yoshiaki YOKOO, Koji NAGAO, Hiroshi TAKIYAMA, Shoji KUDO
  • 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
  • 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: 20180139986
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a beverage wherein fading of a caramel coloring is reduced. The present invention also has an object to provide a method for producing such a beverage and a method for reducing the caramel coloring fading in the beverage. The beverage meeting the following conditions (A) and (B): (A) a ratio of a content of RebD or RebM to a content of RebA is 0.45 or more, and (B) a caramel coloring is contained so that Lab values of the beverage are respectively L: 45 to 55, a: 10 to 20, and b: 25 to 35.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Akiko IZUMI, Soichiro URAI, Tomoyuki NISHIBORI, Koji NAGAO
  • Publication number: 20180125109
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention aims to provide a low-calorie natural beverage suppressed in decrease in sweetness during storage. Provided is a beverage meeting the following conditions: (A) a mass ratio of (RebD and/or RebM)/RebA is 0.52 to 1.58; and (B) a total Brix of RebA and RebD and/or RebM in terms of sucrose is 5 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro URAI, Tomoyuki NISHIBORI, Akiko IZUMI, Koji NAGAO
  • Patent number: 9907326
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a carbonated beverage comprising a stevia extract in which foaming is suppressed and a method for producing the same. A carbonated beverage comprising RebA and RebD and/or RebM, wherein a content of RebA is 500 ppm or less; a content of RebD and/or RebM is 486 ppm or less; ((RebD and/or RebM)/RebA) is 0.45 or more in a mass ratio; and a total content of RebA and RebD and/or RebM is 0.5 to 13.5 in Brix in terms of sucrose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro Urai, Akiko Izumi, Koji Nagao
  • Publication number: 20180000133
    Abstract: There are provided a beverage in which foaming is suppressed and a stevia extract is blended, and a method for producing the same. A beverage, wherein a total content of RebA and RebD and/or RebM is 1 to 15 in Brix in terms of sucrose, a content of RebD and/or RebM is 1 or more in Brix in terms of sucrose, and ((RebD and/or RebM)/RebA) is 0.35 or more in a mass ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Akiko IZUMI, Soichiro URAI, Tomoyuki NISHIBORI
  • Patent number: 9826769
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a carbonated beverage comprising a stevia extract in which foaming is suppressed and a method for producing the same. A carbonated beverage comprising RebA and RebD and/or RebM, wherein a content of RebA is 500 ppm or less; a content of RebD and/or RebM is 486 ppm or less; ((RebD and/or RebM)/RebA) is 0.45 or more in a mass ratio; and a total content of RebA and RebD and/or RebM is 0.5 to 13.5 in Brix in terms of sucrose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro Urai, Akiko Izumi, Koji Nagao
  • Publication number: 20170303566
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a carbonated beverage comprising a stevia extract in which foaming is suppressed and a method for producing the same. A carbonated beverage comprising RebA and RebD and/or RebM, wherein a content of RebA is 500 ppm or less; a content of RebD and/or RebM is 486 ppm or less; ((RebD and/or RebM)/RebA) is 0.45 or more in a mass ratio; and a total content of RebA and RebD and/or RebM is 0.5 to 13.5 in Brix in terms of sucrose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro URAI, Akiko IZUMI, Koji NAGAO
  • Patent number: 9788565
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a carbonated beverage comprising a stevia extract in which foaming is suppressed and a method for producing the same. A carbonated beverage comprising RebA and RebD and/or RebM, wherein a content of RebA is 500 ppm or less; a content of RebD and/or RebM is 486 ppm or less; ((RebD and/or RebM)/RebA) is 0.45 or more in a mass ratio; and a total content of RebA and RebD and/or RebM is 0.5 to 13.5 in Brix in terms of sucrose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro Urai, Akiko Izumi, Koji Nagao
  • Publication number: 20170215458
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a carbonated beverage comprising a stevia extract in which foaming is suppressed and a method for producing the same. A carbonated beverage comprising RebA and RebD and/or RebM, wherein a content of RebA is 500 ppm or less; a content of RebD and/or RebM is 486 ppm or less; ((RebD and/or RebM)/RebA) is 0.45 or more in a mass ratio; and a total content of RebA and RebD and/or RebM is 0.5 to 13.5 in Brix in terms of sucrose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro URAI, Akiko IZUMI, Koji NAGAO