Patents by Inventor Toshikazu Sugimoto

Toshikazu Sugimoto 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: 11241793
    Abstract: A method estimates a position where an abnormality has occurred. The method for estimating a position where an abnormality has occurred in a robot includes an abnormality detection step of detecting occurrence of an abnormality, and a position detection step of detecting a position where the abnormality has occurred when the occurrence of the abnormality is detected in the abnormality detection step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Yamashita, Toshikazu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11028353
    Abstract: A method and device for efficiently removing an unwanted component included in a beverage, which includes bringing the beverage into contact with a metal-supported zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD., Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Hosoi, Toshikazu Sugimoto, Akira Asahi, Yoshimi Kawashima, Mitsuko Murata, Shun Fukasawa
  • Publication number: 20200316997
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an inner liner of a pneumatic tire having high adhesiveness to an adjacent rubber member, which is an inner liner (100) of a pneumatic tire including a film layer (10) having at least a gas barrier layer (11) and an adhesion layer (20) disposed on at least one side of the film layer (10), where the gas barrier layer (11) contains at least a thermoplastic resin, the adhesion layer (20) contains at least a polystyrene-based thermoplastic elastomer, and the polystyrene-based thermoplastic elastomer has a styrene content of 40 mass % to 55 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro KAYASHIMA, Hiroyuki YOKOKURA, Toshikazu SUGIMOTO, Yasuhiro NONAKA, Makoto SUZUKI, Nahoto HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200306971
    Abstract: A method estimates a position where an abnormality has occurred. The method for estimating a position where an abnormality has occurred in a robot includes an abnormality detection step of detecting occurrence of an abnormality, and a position detection step of detecting a position where the abnormality has occurred when the occurrence of the abnormality is detected in the abnormality detection step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo YAMASHITA, Toshikazu SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10557110
    Abstract: The metal-supported zeolite for alcoholic beverages of the present invention is a zeolite that carries a metal component, wherein the metal component is silver, and the zeolite is at least one selected from a beta-type one and a Y-type one. The metal-supported zeolite is for removing unwanted components contained in alcoholic beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD., THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimi Kawashima, Mitsuko Murata, Shun Fukasawa, Kenji Hosoi, Toshikazu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10385299
    Abstract: The metal-supported zeolite for alcoholic beverages of the present invention is a zeolite that carries a metal component, wherein the metal component is silver, and the zeolite is at least one selected from a beta-type one and a Y-type one. The metal-supported zeolite is for removing unwanted components contained in alcoholic beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD., THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimi Kawashima, Mitsuko Murata, Shun Fukasawa, Kenji Hosoi, Toshikazu Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20190010434
    Abstract: The metal-supported zeolite for alcoholic beverages of the present invention is a zeolite that carries a metal component, wherein the metal component is silver, and the zeolite is at least one selected from a beta-type one and a Y-type one. The metal-supported zeolite is for removing unwanted components contained in alcoholic beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicants: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimi Kawashima, Mitsuko Murata, Shun Fukasawa, Kenji Hosoi, Toshikazu Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20180036711
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a method for producing a metal-supported zeolite for alcoholic beverages capable of efficiently removing unwanted components contained in alcoholic beverages to thereby reduce silver release, and the metal-supported zeolite for alcoholic beverages, and to provide a method for producing alcoholic beverages using the metal-supported zeolite for alcoholic beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicants: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD., THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shun FUKASAWA, Yoshimi KAWASHIMA, Narinobu KAGAMI, Kenji HOSOI, Toshikazu SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170037347
    Abstract: A method and device for efficiently removing an unwanted component included in a beverage, which includes bringing the beverage into contact with a metal-supported zeolite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicants: THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD., Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji HOSOI, Toshikazu SUGIMOTO, Akira ASAHI, Yoshimi KAWASHIMA, Mitsuko MURATA, Shun FUKASAWA
  • Publication number: 20160319230
    Abstract: The metal-supported zeolite for alcoholic beverages of the present invention is a zeolite that carries a metal component, wherein the metal component is silver, and the zeolite is at least one selected from a beta-type one and a Y-type one. The metal-supported zeolite is for removing unwanted components contained in alcoholic beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicants: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD., THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimi KAWASHIMA, Mitsuko MURATA, Shun FUKASAWA, Kenji HOSOI, Toshikazu SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8802170
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a liquid koji to be used in the production of a fermented food or drink, particularly a liquid koji having glucoamylase and acid-stable ?-amylase with high enzymatic activities, which can be used in the brewing of shochu. The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a liquid koji to be used in production of a fermented food or drink, comprising: cultivating a koji mold in a liquid medium that contains, as a raw material, a substance selected from the group consisting of a cereal having a surface covered with a husk; a cereal having a surface from which only a husk (e.g., a chaff) is removed; an unprocessed bean or tuber having a surface covered with a hull; and amaranthus and/or quinoa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sugimoto, Hiroshi Shoji
  • Patent number: 8715979
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method of adjusting productivity of enzymes, in particular, amylolytic enzymes, plant fiber degradation enzymes and proteolytic enzymes in a filamentous fungus culture product, by controlling releasing rate of nutrients from the culture raw material into the culture system when a filamentous fungus culture product is produced by culturing filamentous fungi in liquid medium containing as the culture raw material at least one selected from the group consisting of cereals, beans, tubers, amaranthus and quinoa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sugimoto, Hiroshi Shoji
  • Patent number: 8124374
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of mass-producing recombinant protein by the liquid culture method with koji molds as host. According to the present invention, it is provided a method of producing recombinant protein by using the recombinant koji molds which are obtained by transforming koji molds as host comprising: culturing the recombinant koji molds in a liquid medium which contains as culture raw material at least one selected from the group consisting of the cereal of which surface is entirely or partly covered with at least husks, the bean and/or the tuber of which surface is covered with hulls and the amaranthus and/or the quinoa without pre-treatment such as grinding or crushing; and collecting the recombinant protein from the culture product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shoji, Toshikazu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 7998715
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of producing liquid koji having enhanced activity of a plant fiber degradation enzyme using liquid medium without using an expensive plant fiber degradation enzyme preparation and a recombinant bacterium and methods of producing liquid koji dry product and industrial alcohol (ethanol) using the liquid koji.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sugimoto, Hiroshi Shoji
  • Publication number: 20100120119
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of producing liquid koji having high enzymatic activity by optimizing composition of liquid medium for the liquid koji. In particular, the present invention provides a method of producing liquid koji having enhanced enzymatic activity, the method comprising culturing white koji molds and/or black koji molds in liquid medium containing a nitrogen source by using the cereal of which surface is entirely or partly covered with husks as culture raw material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sugimoto, Hiroshi Shoji
  • Publication number: 20090280212
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method of adjusting productivity of enzymes, in particular, amylolytic enzymes, plant fiber degradation enzymes and proteolytic enzymes in a filamentous fungus culture product, by controlling releasing rate of nutrients from the culture raw material into the culture system when a filamentous fungus culture product is produced by culturing filamentous fungi in liquid medium containing as the culture raw material at least one selected from the group consisting of cereals, beans, tubers, amaranthus and quinoa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sugimoto, Hiroshi Shoji
  • Publication number: 20090233332
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of mass-producing recombinant protein by the liquid culture method with koji molds as host. According to the present invention, it is provided a method of producing recombinant protein by using the recombinant koji molds which are obtained by transforming koji molds as host comprising: culturing the recombinant koji molds in a liquid medium which contains as culture raw material at least one selected from the group consisting of the cereal of which surface is entirely or partly covered with at least husks, the bean and/or the tuber of which surface is covered with hulls and the amaranthus and/or the quinoa without pre-treatment such as grinding or crushing; and collecting the recombinant protein from the culture product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shoji, Toshikazu Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20090022848
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method of producing liquid koji having enhanced activity of a plant fiber degradation enzyme using liquid medium without using an expensive plant fiber degradation enzyme preparation and a recombinant bacterium and methods of producing liquid koji dry product and industrial alcohol (ethanol) using the liquid koji.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: Asahi Breweries, Ltd
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sugimoto, Hiroshi Shoji
  • Publication number: 20070207238
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a liquid koji to be used in the production of a fermented food or drink, particularly a liquid koji having glucoamylase and acid-stable ?-amylase with high enzymatic activities, which can be used in the brewing of shochu. The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a liquid koji to be used in production of a fermented food or drink, comprising: cultivating a koji mold in a liquid medium that contains, as a raw material, a substance selected from the group consisting of a cereal having a surface covered with a husk; a cereal having a surface from which only a husk (e.g., a chaff) is removed; an unprocessed bean or tuber having a surface covered with a hull; and amaranthus and/or quinoa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sugimoto, Hiroshi Shoji