Patents by Inventor Tetsu Kamiya

Tetsu Kamiya 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: 20220408745
    Abstract: A solid food is a solid food having a solid form obtained by compression-molding a powder, the solid food including a body having a first face and a second face facing each other back to back. The body is provided with at least one hole penetrating the body from the first face to reach to the second face, and each of the first face, the second face, and an inner surface of the hole is an outer surface harder than an inner part of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Meiji Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keigo HANYU, Aya KATO, Tetsu KAMIYA, Jin OGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20220354143
    Abstract: A solid food is a solid food having a solid form obtained by compression molding a powder, in which in a case where a drop test in which the solid food is dropped onto a drop face is repeated until the solid food is broken, the number of times of dropping leading to breakage when a dropping energy density per unit fracture stress EF is 2×10?4 [(J/m2)/(N/m2)] is 3 times or more, the number of times of dropping leading to breakage when EF is 1×10?4 [(J/m2)/(N/m2)] is 10 times or more, and the number of times of dropping leading to breakage when EF is 5×10?5 [(J/m2)/(N/m2)] is more than 30 times, EF being obtained by dividing a dropping energy density in the drop test by a fracture stress of the solid food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Meiji Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keigo HANYU, Aya KATO, Tetsu KAMIYA, Koji YAMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20220346431
    Abstract: A solid food is a solid food having a solid form obtained by compression molding and hardening a food powder, in which a specific surface area voxel ratio of the solid food is configured such that an average value A from a surface of the solid food to a depth of 2 mm is smaller than an average value C from a depth of 4 mm from the surface of the solid food to a depth of 6 mm, and a rate of decrease (C?A)/C×100 of the specific surface area voxel ratio obtained by dividing a difference (C?A) between the average value C and the average value A by the average value C is 9.5% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Meiji Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keigo HANYU, Tetsu KAMIYA, Koji YAMAMURA, Jin OGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20220330566
    Abstract: A method for producing a solid food having a solid form obtained by compression molding a food powder includes: compression molding the food powder to form a compression molded body of the food powder; and performing a hardening treatment on the compression molded body of the food powder, in which the hardening treatment includes placing the compression molded body of the food powder under an environment of a humidity of 100% RH or less and a temperature of higher than 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Meiji Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aya KATO, Keigo HANYU, Tetsu KAMIYA, Jin OGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20220322688
    Abstract: A solid food has a solid form obtained by compression molding a powder. Where a dissolution process from the solid food starting to dissolve until completely dissolving is measured over time on the basis of electric conductivity, times at which a dissolution ratio where electric conductivity at the time of finish of dissolution is 100%, reaches 20%, 63%, and 95% are t20, t63, and t95, and times (sec) at which the dissolution ratio of a reference solid food, formed under conditions in which a difference in weight with the solid food is within ±0.3%, a difference in surface area is within ±2%, a difference in hardness is within ±4%, and a humidification treatment temperature is 100° C. or lower, reaches 20%, 63%, and 95% are t20ref, t63ref, and t95ref, a solubility index (Id) represented by the following Formula (1) is less than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Meiji Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aya KATO, Keigo HANYU, Tetsu KAMIYA, Jin OGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20220174971
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a compressed body of a powder capable of improving a hardness while suppressing a decrease in production efficiency of the compressed body of the powder. A compressed body 14 of a powder is compression molded by compressing a powder supplied into die holes 18 by a lower punch 31 and an upper punch 32. In the compression molding, a first compression and a second compression following the first compression are performed. In the first compression, the compression is performed at a first compression speed, and in the second compression, the compression is performed at a second compression speed that is lower than the first compression speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keigo HANYU, Tetsu KAMIYA
  • Patent number: 11318433
    Abstract: An atomization device 1 comprises a casing 2, a rotor 3 disposed rotatably with respect to the casing 2, and a stator 4 disposed on the same axis line with the rotor 3. The rotor 3 includes a first rotor cylinder portion 33 and a second rotor cylinder portion 34 which have a plurality of through-holes provided in peripheral walls thereof and which are disposed concentrically. The stator 4 includes a main-stator cylinder portion 42 and an inside sub-stator cylinder portion 43 which have a plurality of through-holes provided in peripheral walls thereof and which are disposed concentrically. The rotor 3 is fixedly positioned with respect to the casing 2. The stator 4 is movable by a lifting/lowering means 7 in the axial line L direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsu Kamiya, Yoshinori Satake, Keigo Hanyu, Masashi Onozato
  • Patent number: 11148107
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to develop a mechanism capable of more effectively performing processing such as emulsification, dispersion, dissolution, atomization, mixing, or stirring on a processing object with fluidity using an atomization device including a rotor-stator type mixer while an inside of a processing tank is maintained in a pressured state, at atmospheric pressure, or in a vacuum state, and occurrence of a negative pressure state on a center side (inner diameter side) of a rotor is actively suppressed or prevented. An atomization device comprises a rotor-stator type mixer in a processing tank. The atomization device performs processing such as emulsification, dispersion, atomization, mixing, or stirring on a processing object with fluidity using the rotor-stator type mixer while an inside of the processing tank is maintained in a pressured state, at atmospheric pressure, or in a vacuum state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Meiji Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keigo Hanyu, Tetsu Kamiya, Masashi Onozato
  • Patent number: 10753839
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to development of a device which makes it possible to precisely and easily measure, evaluate, and quantify dynamic properties of an alimentary bolus by simulating swallowing of a wide variety of types of food products, and also directed to a method to estimate mouthfeel from the dynamic properties by use of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Meiji Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsu Kamiya, Nobuko Jinno, Megumi Takai
  • Publication number: 20200222865
    Abstract: An atomization device 1 comprises a casing 2, a rotor 3 disposed rotatably with respect to the casing 2, and a stator 4 disposed on the same axis line with the rotor 3. The rotor 3 includes a first rotor cylinder portion 33 and a second rotor cylinder portion 34 which have a plurality of through-holes provided in peripheral walls thereof and which are disposed concentrically. The stator 4 includes a main-stator cylinder portion 42 and an inside sub-stator cylinder portion 43 which have a plurality of through-holes provided in peripheral walls thereof and which are disposed concentrically. The rotor 3 is fixedly positioned with respect to the casing 2. The stator 4 is movable by a lifting/lowering means 7 in the axial line L direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsu KAMIYA, Yoshinori SATAKE, Keigo HANYU, Masashi ONOZATO
  • Publication number: 20190327991
    Abstract: Provided are a concentrated fermented milk and a production method therefor, in particular, a concentrated fermented milk having an increased viscosity and a production method therefor. Also provided are a two-layer-type fermented dairy product and a production method therefor. A production method for fermented milk which includes: cooling fermented milk after concentrating; and storing the fermented milk at a predetermined temperature for a predetermined period of time to increase a viscosity of the fermented milk. A production method for a two-layer-type fermented dairy product, which includes a layer of a sauce containing fruit pulp and/or fruit juice on fermented milk and is contained in a container, which includes: supplying the fermented milk into the container at a supplying temperature of 15° C. or less; and supplying the sauce on the fermented milk after the supplying of the fermented milk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Seiji NAGAOKA, Atsushi MIYAUCHI, Tomofumi YOSHIDA, Tetsu KAMIYA, Kenichi HOJO
  • Publication number: 20180257050
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to develop a mechanism capable of more effectively performing processing such as emulsification, dispersion, dissolution, atomization, mixing, or stirring on a processing object with fluidity using an atomization device including a rotor-stator type mixer while an inside of a processing tank is maintained in a pressured state, at atmospheric pressure, or in a vacuum state, and occurrence of a negative pressure state on a center side (inner diameter side) of a rotor is actively suppressed or prevented. An atomization device comprises a rotor-stator type mixer in a processing tank. The atomization device performs processing such as emulsification, dispersion, atomization, mixing, or stirring on a processing object with fluidity using the rotor-stator type mixer while an inside of the processing tank is maintained in a pressured state, at atmospheric pressure, or in a vacuum state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Keigo HANYU, Tetsu KAMIYA, Masashi ONOZATO
  • Patent number: 10049602
    Abstract: A swallowing simulation apparatus that facilitate approximately reproducing an actual phenomenon of swallowing and allows quantifying a physical quantity related to a behavior and a physical property of an orally-ingested product is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MEIJI CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yukihiro Michiwaki, Keigo Hanyuu, Tetsu Kamiya, Yoshio Toyama, Rika Murakami
  • Publication number: 20180224365
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to development of a device which makes it possible to precisely and easily measure, evaluate, and quantify dynamic properties of an alimentary bolus by simulating swallowing of a wide variety of types of food products, and also directed to a method to estimate mouthfeel from the dynamic properties by use of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Tetsu KAMIYA, Nobuko JINNO, Megumi TAKAI
  • Publication number: 20180116235
    Abstract: Provided is a production method for a concentrated product, using a freeze-concentration method having a high yield rate (low loss rate) that is practically applicable, as required in large-scale (commercial scale) production. The production method for concentrated product using the freeze-concentration method includes: an ice crystal generation step in which a fluid to be treated is cooled, ice crystals of the fluid are generated in the fluid, and a mixed fluid to be treated is formed wherein the mixed fluid to be treated is comprised of the ice crystals and a concentrated fluid produced from the fluid to be treated by generating the ice crystals in the fluid thereby the fluid is concentrated; and an ice crystal separation step in which the mixed fluid is separated into the concentrated fluid to be treated and the ice crystals, and the separated concentrated fluid be treated is retrieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori KASHIWAGI, Takefumi ICHIMURA, Yoshinori SATAKE, Tetsu KAMIYA, Toshihiro OMORI, Hiroki MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 9913484
    Abstract: A method using a membrane-concentration method and a freeze-concentration method includes: a membrane-concentration step in which a fluid to be treated is cooled and a membrane-concentrated fluid is prepared by membrane-concentrating the solid content concentration thereof by more than 1.5 times; an ice crystal generation step in which said membrane-concentrated fluid is cooled, ice crystals of said membrane-concentrated fluid are generated in said membrane-concentrated fluid, and a mixed fluid to be treated is formed wherein said mixed fluid to be treated is comprised of said ice crystals and a concentrated fluid to be treated produced from said membrane-concentrated fluid by generating said ice crystals in said membrane-concentrated fluid thereby said membrane-concentrated fluid is concentrated; and an ice crystal separation step in which said mixed fluid is separated into said concentrated fluid to be treated and said ice crystals, and said separated concentrated fluid to be treated is retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Kashiwagi, Takefumi Ichimura, Yoshinori Satake, Tetsu Kamiya, Toshihiro Omori, Hiroki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 9842193
    Abstract: A swallowing simulation apparatus comprises a computer that stores swallowing simulation software that when executed results in an oral cavity model and a pseudo-food product which are analyzed in a swallowing simulation. The analysis is used to evaluate ease of eating and/or drinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsu Kamiya, Yoshio Toyama, Yukihiro Michiwaki
  • Patent number: 9492800
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a comprehensive mixer performance estimation method that can be applied to the mixers of the rotor-stator type having various configurations and circulation systems. Specifically, the performance estimation method for the mixers of the rotor-stator type includes the steps of: obtaining the homogenization index: H.I. for each of the mixers, measuring the size of each of the mixers, the powder requirements and flow rates during the running time of each of the mixers, estimating the magnitude (smallness or greatness) of the configuration dependent term value of each of the mixer as whole which is specific to each of the mixers, and estimating the performance of each of the mixers accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Meiji Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsu Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20160205959
    Abstract: A method using a membrane-concentration method and a freeze-concentration method includes: a membrane-concentration step in which a fluid to be treated is cooled and a membrane-concentrated fluid is prepared by membrane-concentrating the solid content concentration thereof by more than 1.5 times; an ice crystal generation step in which said membrane-concentrated fluid is cooled, ice crystals of said membrane-concentrated fluid are generated in said membrane-concentrated fluid, and a mixed fluid to be treated is formed wherein said mixed fluid to be treated is comprised of said ice crystals and a concentrated fluid to be treated produced from said membrane-concentrated fluid by generating said ice crystals in said membrane-concentrated fluid thereby said membrane-concentrated fluid is concentrated; and an ice crystal separation step in which said mixed fluid is separated into said concentrated fluid to be treated and said ice crystals, and said separated concentrated fluid to be treated is retrieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Meiji Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Kashiwagi, Takefumi Ichimura, Yoshinori Satake, Tetsu Kamiya, Toshihiro Omori, Hiroki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 9370755
    Abstract: A rotor/stator type mixer implements the particle size breakup apparatus and includes a stator having a plurality of openings formed thereon and a rotor disposed on the inside of the stator and spaced away from the stator with a specific gap. The rotor, which is disposed inwardly of the stator having the plurality of openings formed thereon so that it can be spaced away from the stator with the specific gap, has a rotor peripheral wall that faces opposite the inside of the stator peripheral wall and is disposed inwardly radially of the peripheral wall of the stator having the plurality of openings formed thereon so that it can be spaced away from the stator with the specific gap. In addition, the rotor has a plurality of openings formed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsu Kamiya