Patents by Inventor Tadayoshi HIRAI

Tadayoshi HIRAI 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: 20200281141
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high rebaudioside M content non-genetically modified stevia plant comprising rebaudioside M at higher content as compared with the wild type stevia species. The present invention also provides a method of producing such a high rebaudioside M content non-genetically modified stevia plant, and a dry leaf obtainable from such a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunari IWAKI, Katsuro MIYAGAWA, Tadayoshi HIRAI, Naoko OKITSU, Saori TAKEYAMA
  • 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: 20200170209
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a stevia plant having a high content of rebaudioside C. The present invention provides a high rebaudioside C-content type, non genetically modified stevia plant that has a higher content of rebaudioside C than wild-type stevia varieties, more specifically at least 20% higher content. The present invention further provides: a method for producing such a high rebaudioside C-content type, non genetically modified stevia plant; and dried leaves obtained from such a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunari IWAKI, Eiichiro ONO, Tadayoshi HIRAI, Katsuro MIYAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200123509
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a steviol glycoside hexose transferase, and a method for producing a steviol glycoside that contains glucose and/or rhamnose using said enzyme. The present invention provides a steviol glycoside hexose transferase, and a method for producing a steviol glycoside that contains glucose and/or rhamnose using said enzyme. The present invention also provides a transformant into which a steviol glycoside hexose transferase gene has been introduced, and a method for preparing said transformant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichiro ONO, Misa OCHIAI, Kazunari IWAKI, Tadayoshi HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20200123526
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a protein, said protein having an activity of synthesizing rhamnose from glucose, and a polynucleotide encoding the same. Provided are a rhamnose synthase derived from stevia and a method for producing rhamnose from glucose using a gene. Also provided is a method for producing a steviol glycoside using the rhamnose synthase derived from stevia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichiro ONO, Misa OCHIAI, Kazunari IWAKI, Tadayoshi HIRAI
  • 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