Patents by Inventor Tadahiro OHKURI

Tadahiro OHKURI 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: 11998032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food or beverage having enhanced sweetness exhibited by a sugar and a sweetener, a sweetening composition for producing the food or beverage, and a method for producing the food or beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohkuri, Akiko Fujie, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20240164411
    Abstract: Provided is an oral composition comprising (a) a high-intensity sweetener in an amount corresponding to a sweetness intensity X1, and (b) a phospholipid in an amount less than a taste recognition threshold, wherein the oral composition has a sweetness of a sweetness intensity X2 exhibited by the components (a) to (b), respectively, and 0.1<X1<X2 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Junki YOSHIDA, Tadahiro OHKURI, Yuki TERAMOTO, Jumpei YAMASHITA, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20240164423
    Abstract: Provided is an oral composition comprising (a) a high-intensity sweetener in an amount corresponding to a sweetness intensity X1, (b) an intrinsic phospholipid, and (c) a foreign phospholipid in an amount less than a taste recognition threshold, wherein the oral composition has a sweetness of a sweetness intensity X2 exhibited by the components (a) and (b), and a sweetness of a sweetness intensity X3 exhibited by the components (a) to (c), respectively, and 0.1<X2<X3 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Junki YOSHIDA, Yuki TERAMOTO, Tadahiro OHKURI, Jumpei YAMASHITA, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20240108034
    Abstract: Provided is an oral composition comprising (a) a high-intensity sweetener in an amount corresponding to a sweetness intensity X1, (b) an intrinsic phospholipid, (c) 60 mg/100 mL or less of sodium, and (d) a foreign phospholipid in an amount less than a taste recognition threshold, wherein the oral composition has a sweetness of a sweetness intensity X2 exhibited by the components (a) and (b), and a sweetness of a sweetness intensity X3 exhibited by the components (a) to (d), respectively, and 0.1<X2<X3 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Junki YOSHIDA, Yuki TERAMOTO, Tadahiro OHKURI, Jumpei YAMASHITA, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20240065298
    Abstract: Provided is an oral composition comprising (a) a high-intensity sweetener in an amount corresponding to a sweetness intensity X1, (b) 60 mg/100 mL or less of sodium, and (c) a phospholipid in an amount less than a taste recognition threshold, wherein the oral composition has a sweetness of a sweetness intensity X2 exhibited by the components (a) to (c), respectively, and 0.1<X1<X2 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Junki YOSHIDA, Tadahiro OHKURI, Yuki TERAMOTO, Jumpei YAMASHITA, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20240041081
    Abstract: A method for producing a steviol glycoside solution, which includes adding, to a solvent, steviol glycoside and 0.5 to 25 parts by weight of D-allulose per 100 parts by weight of the solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryoki MITSUI, Tadahiro OHKURI, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20240000112
    Abstract: A beverage including (a) a high-intensity sweetener in an amount corresponding to a sweetness intensity X1, and (b) an amino acid or a derivative or a salt thereof in an amount less than a taste recognition threshold, wherein the beverage has a sweetness of a sweetness intensity X3 exhibited by the components (a) and (b), 0.1<X1<X3 is satisfied, and the beverage is one selected from a coffee beverage and a tea beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki TERAMOTO, Tadahiro OHKURI, Akiko FUJIE, Yui UTSUMI, Junki YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20230389577
    Abstract: A fruit juice beverage that contains: (a) a high-intensity sweetener in an amount equivalent to a sweetness intensity of X1; and (b) an amino acid, a derivative thereof, or a salt thereof exhibiting taste perception below the taste perception threshold. A sweet taste of sweetness intensity X3 is produced as a result of containing components (a) and (b), and 0.1<X1<X3 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki TERAMOTO, Tadahiro OHKURI, Akiko FUJIE, Yui UTSUMI, Junki YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20230320385
    Abstract: A beverage that contains (a) a high intensity sweetener in an amount equivalent to sweetness intensity X1 and (b) an amino acid or a derivative or salt thereof in an amount of less than a taste perception threshold value, that has a sweetness corresponding to sweetness intensity X3 derived from the components (a) and (b), that satisfies 0.1<X1<X3, and that is one selected from effervescent beverages and flavored waters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki TERAMOTO, Tadahiro OHKURI, Akiko FUJIE, Yui UTSUMI, Junki YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20230131354
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a liquid mineral extract containing an abundant amount of potassium that is a mineral component extremely important for humans. A mineral is extracted from activated carbon of a plant-derived raw material using an aqueous solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohkuri, Hitoshi Onuki, Tomoya Osada, Akiko Fujie, Keisuke Takayanagi, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Ryo Kita, Yuki Teramoto
  • Publication number: 20230123700
    Abstract: A mineral-containing composition is added to a carbonated water or a carbonated drink to improve the foam quality thereof. Provided is a mineral-containing composition containing potassium ions the concentration of which is the highest of the metal ions present in the mineral-containing composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Yuki Teramoto, Tadahiro Ohkuri, Ryo Kita, Yui Utsumi
  • Publication number: 20230108532
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid mineral concentrate composition that can be added to water, food, drink, or the like to improve the flavor and function thereof. The liquid mineral concentrate composition contains potassium ions the concentration of which is the highest of the metal ions present in the liquid mineral concentrate composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohkuri, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Hitoshi Onuki, Tomoya Osada, Akiko Fujie, Ryo Kita, Yuki Teramoto
  • Publication number: 20230078608
    Abstract: A mineral-containing composition is added to water or drink to improve the flavor thereof. Provided is a mineral-containing composition containing potassium ions the concentration of which is the highest of the metal ions present in the mineral-containing composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Yuki Teramoto, Tadahiro Ohkuri, Ryo Kita, Yui Utsumi
  • Publication number: 20230084005
    Abstract: Provided is a potable water that is safe, good-tasting, and beneficial for the health of a human body. Provided is a mineral-containing aqueous composition for oral ingestion, having a potassium ion concentration of 20 ppm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohkuri, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Hitoshi Onuki, Tomoya Osada, Akiko Fujie, Ryo Kita, Yuki Teramoto
  • Publication number: 20230079874
    Abstract: The chlorine smell of water is decreased. Provided is a mineral-containing composition for use in the decrease of a chlorine smell, containing potassium ions the concentration of which is the highest of the metal ions present in the mineral-containing composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Yuki Teramoto, Tadahiro Ohkuri, Ryo Kita, Yui Utsumi, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20230077392
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oral composition with increased sweetness, and a method for manufacturing said oral composition. The present invention also relates to a concentrate for providing an oral composition, and a method for enhancing the level of sweetness of an oral composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akiko FUJIE, Tadahiro OHKURI, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20230071432
    Abstract: Produced in an ice that can be added to water or drink to improve the flavor thereof. Provided is a mineral-containing composition containing potassium ions the concentration of which is the highest of the metal ions present in the mineral-containing composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Yuki Teramoto, Tadahiro Ohkuri, Ryo Kita, Yui Utsumi, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20230064324
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions containing steviol and/or steviol glycoside, the compositions being for suppressing endoplasmic reticulum stress, promoting neurite growth, improving nerve damage, improving neurodegenerative disease, and/or promoting nerve regeneration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Junki YOSHIDA, Tadahiro OHKURI, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20230062887
    Abstract: Produced is an extraction solvent for coffee or tea. Provided is a mineral-containing composition containing potassium ions the concentration of which is the highest of the metal ions present in the mineral-containing composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Yuki Teramoto, Tadahiro Ohkuri, Ryo Kita, Yui Utsumi
  • Publication number: 20230057359
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition which contains a steviol and/or steviol glycoside, and is for inhibiting the accumulation of fat, promoting lipolysis, reducing blood glucose level, enhancing the intake of glucose, improving the metabolism of glucose, or treating alcoholic liver disease or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Junki YOSHIDA, Tadahiro OHKURI, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO