Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Yokoo

Yoshiaki Yokoo 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: 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: 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: 20240122212
    Abstract: There is a demand for the development of a novel beverage containing an alternative sweetener to sugar. The present invention provides a beverage containing 0.1-25 w/v % of D-arabinose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yui UTSUMI, Tomoya OSADA, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Patent number: 11957143
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro Urai, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Koji Nagao, Hiroshi Takiyama, Shoji Kudo
  • 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: 20240023577
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel sparkling beverage having foam retention and a method for improving foam retention. According to the present invention, provided is a sparkling beverage containing Reb. D and Reb. M, wherein a content of Reb. D is 60 to 600 ppm, a content of Reb. M is 50 to 600 ppm, a total content of Reb. D and Reb. M is 110 ppm to 700 ppm, and (Reb. D content)/(Reb. M content) is 2.50 or less, and pH is 2.5 to 6.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akinori ITOYAMA, Yoji ASAMI, Akiko FUJIE, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20230053445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oral composition that has increased sweetness and a production method for the oral composition. The present invention also relates to a method for enhancing the sweetness of the oral composition S and a concentrate for providing the oral composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akiko FUJIE, Tadahiro OHKURI, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20230059067
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a novel complex of rebaudioside D having increased water-solubility, and a novel method for increasing the solubility of rebaudioside D in water. The present invention provides a complex containing Reb. D and one or more compounds selected from sugars as well as water-soluble vitamins and salts thereof, wherein the water-solubility of Reb. D at a water temperature of 25° C. is 75 mg/100 g-H2O or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro URAI, Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki YOKOO, Hiroshi TAKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20230027601
    Abstract: There is demand for a novel method for manufacturing a RebD crystallized product. The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a RebD-containing crystallized product, including: a step for mixing a stevia plant-derived crude product having a total steviol glycoside content of 50-95 mass %, and containing at least RebA and RebD, into a solvent containing methanol or ethanol so that the supersaturation of RebD at 10° C. is at least 10 and the supersaturation of RebA at 10° C. does not exceed 18, and adjusting a crystallization solution; and a step for cooling the crystallization solution under stirring and causing RebD to precipitate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro URAI, Yui UTSUMI, Keisuke TAKAYANAGI, Tomoyuki NISHIBORI, Ryoki MITSUI, Yoshiaki YOKOO, Koji NAGAO