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).

  • Publication number: 20210145027
    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: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akinori ITOYAMA, Yoji ASAMI, Akiko FUJIE, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20210084950
    Abstract: The present invention relates, for instance, to a food or beverage comprising: (a) a sweet substance that induces a response through a taste-related molecule other than the sweet taste receptor T1R2/T1R3; (b) a sodium source; and (c) a naturally occurring high-intensity sweet substance having a good taste quality, wherein the amount of the ingredient (b) is 11.5 to 46 mg/100 ml in terms of sodium and the amount of the ingredient (c) is a sweetness threshold or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadahiro OHKURI, Akiko FUJIE, Yoshiaki YOKOO, Yoji ASAMI, Koji NAGAO
  • Publication number: 20210068428
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a sparkling beverage having effervescence retainability; and a method for improving effervescence retainability of a sparkling beverage. The present invention provides a sparkling beverage which has a content of Reb. B of 6-45 ppm, while having a gas pressure of from 2.2 kgf/cm2 to 4.0 kgf/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akinori ITOYAMA, Yoji ASAMI, Akiko FUJIE, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20210030028
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fruit juice composition wherein the content of an aroma component is reduced but the content of a nutritional functional component and the content of a saccharide are not substantially reduced, a method for producing the composition, and a food or beverage containing the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Keisuke TAKAYANAGI, Akiko FUJIE, Yoshiaki YOKOO, Tomoyuki NISHIBORI
  • Publication number: 20210030027
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fruit juice composition wherein the content of an aroma component is reduced but the content of a nutritional functional component and the content of a saccharide are not substantially reduced, a method for producing the composition, and a food or beverage containing the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Keisuke TAKAYANAGI, Akiko FUJIE, Yoshiaki YOKOO, Tomoyuki NISHIBORI
  • Publication number: 20210000141
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fruit juice composition wherein the content of an aroma component is reduced but the content of a nutritional functional component and the content of a saccharide are not substantially reduced, a method for producing the composition, and a food or beverage containing the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Keisuke TAKAYANAGI, Akiko FUJIE, Yoshiaki YOKOO, Tomoyuki NISHIBORI
  • Publication number: 20200404955
    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: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichiro URAI, Yoshiaki YOKOO, Koji NAGAO, Hiroshi TAKIYAMA, Shoji KUDO
  • Publication number: 20200329741
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a sparkling beverage having effervescence retainability; and a method for improving effervescence retainability of a sparkling beverage. The present invention provides a sparkling beverage which has a content of Reb. B of 6-45 ppm and a content of Reb. M of 600 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akinori ITOYAMA, Yoji ASAMI, Akiko FUJIE, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Patent number: 10798960
    Abstract: Provided is a processed citrus fruit item in which the super surface layer of the peel of a citrus fruit is removed at a thickness at which the oil sacs in the peel are not destroyed, whereby the processed citrus fruit item has reduced bitterness while containing a wealth of flavor components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaru Fujiwara, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20200205451
    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: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Tadahiro OHKURI, Akiko FUJIE, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20200136586
    Abstract: A piezoelectric device includes a piezoelectric element, a package, a temperature sensitive component and a conductive adhesive. The package includes a base body and a connection conductor. The base body has electric insulation and configures a space. The space is sealed and holds the piezoelectric element. The connection conductor is located on a predetermined surface of the base body. The predetermined surface is on an outer side relative to the space. The temperature sensitive component includes apart terminal and converts temperature to an electrical signal. The conductive adhesive is configured by a thermosetting resin containing a conductive filler and is bonded to the connection conductor and the part terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuki TERAUCHI, Motoharu ANDOU, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Patent number: 10080460
    Abstract: A roasted plant extraction apparatus is provided which is capable of selectively reducing excessive bitterness in an extract liquid obtained by water extraction from a roasted plant raw material while preserving desirable flavor ingredients and body. A beverage extraction apparatus includes a granule containing part adapted to contain granules for extraction of a beverage, a pouring device for pouring an extraction solvent into the granule containing part from a first direction, and a collecting device for collecting an extract liquid extracted by means of the extraction solvent. The granule containing part comprises a detachable restraining member for placing the granules in a substantially sealed state. The beverage extraction apparatus further comprises a rotary mechanism for rotating the granule containing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakao, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Makoto Nakajima, Hiroaki Shimizu, Hiroki Furuta, Morio Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 10051989
    Abstract: A roasted plant extraction apparatus is provided which is capable of selectively reducing excessive bitterness in an extract liquid obtained by water extraction from a roasted plant raw material while preserving desirable flavor ingredients and body. A beverage extraction apparatus includes a granule containing part containing granules for extraction of a beverage, first pouring device for pouring an extraction solvent into the granule containing part from a first direction, and collecting device for collecting a coffee extract liquid extracted by device of the extraction solvent at the side of layers of the coffee granules corresponding to the first direction. The granule containing part is provided with a detachable restraining member for placing the granules for extraction of a beverage in a substantially sealed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakao, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Makoto Nakajima, Hiroaki Shimizu, Hiroki Furuta, Morio Mitsuhashi, Kitaro Oka, Chiseko Sakuma
  • Publication number: 20180064151
    Abstract: Provided is a processed citrus fruit item in which the super surface layer of the peel of a citrus fruit is removed at a thickness at which the oil sacs in the peel are not destroyed, whereby the processed citrus fruit item has reduced bitterness while containing a wealth of flavor components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaru FUJIWARA, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20180064141
    Abstract: A liquid composition including 0.2-3.5 vol % of a pericarp essential oil, including 10-300 mg/kg/Acid of limonin, including 10-50 mg/kg/Acid of rutin, having an acidity of 2.0% or less, and being suitable for blending in a beverage. Preferably, the pericarp essential oil, the limonin, and the rutin are derived from citrus fruit, and the liquid composition is preferably obtained using the pericarp of a citrus fruit from which the outermost layer is removed to a degree that oil glands are not broken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Daigo IBUSUKI, Masaru FUJIWARA, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20180055072
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid composition that is suitable for mixing with a beverage and that contains 0.2-3.5% by volume of citrus fruit peel essential oil, 5-20 mg/kg/Acid of citropten, and 300 mg/kg/Acid or more of hesperidin. In addition, the liquid composition preferably contains rutin at a concentration of 50 mg/kg/Acid or less. The citropten, hesperidin, and rutin are preferably derived from citrus fruit peel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Daigo IBUSUKI, Masaru FUJIWARA, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Publication number: 20180042271
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid composition that is suitable for mixing with a beverage, that contains 0.2-3.5 volume % of a fruit essential oil, that has an acidity of 2.0% or less, that contains 0.5-10 g/kg/Brix of pectin, in which the total amount of phosphatidylcholine (PC) and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) is 10-100 mg/kg/Brix, and in which PE/PC is 0.5-1.5. The liquid composition preferably has an ethanol concentration of 1% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Daigo IBUSUKI, Masaru FUJIWARA, Yoshiaki YOKOO
  • Patent number: 9503099
    Abstract: The temperature compensated crystal oscillator has a rectangular substrate, a frame which is provided on an upper surface of the substrate, a mounting frame which has joining pads which are provided along an outer circumferential edge of the upper surface and which is provided on a lower surface of the substrate by bonding of joining terminals which are provided along the outer circumferential edge of the lower surface of the substrate and the joining pads, a crystal element which is mounted on an electrode pad which is provided on the upper surface of the substrate in a region surrounded by the frame, an integrated circuit element which has a temperature sensor and which is mounted on a connection pad which is provided on the lower surface of the substrate in a region surrounded by the mounting frame, and a lid which is joined to the upper surface of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CRYSTAL DEVICE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yokoo, Harushi Kenjo, Shota Takai
  • Patent number: 9326542
    Abstract: Technology for utilizing, as a raw material for food or beverage products, malt sprouts having been removed as the cause of odd taste, despite containing nitrogen sources and various active substances in high proportion, in the production of beer or whiskey is provided by a process for producing a food or beverage product wherein a malt sprout of controlled particle size are used as a raw material. In particular, a process for producing a food or beverage from malt sprouts wherein the ratio of particles of less than 150 ?m size is 60 wt. % or less. This process for producing a food or beverage products preferably comprises the steps of immersing malt sprouts in a liquid so as to leach malt sprout components with the liquid and, after the leaching, removing the residual malt sprouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Katsu Kondo, Koji Nagao, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20160079986
    Abstract: The temperature compensated crystal oscillator has a rectangular substrate, a frame which is provided on an upper surface of the substrate, a mounting frame which has joining pads which are provided along an outer circumferential edge of the upper surface and which is provided on a lower surface of the substrate by bonding of joining terminals which are provided along the outer circumferential edge of the lower surface of the substrate and the joining pads, a crystal element which is mounted on an electrode pad which is provided on the upper surface of the substrate in a region surrounded by the frame, an integrated circuit element which has a temperature sensor and which is mounted on a connection pad which is provided on the lower surface of the substrate in a region surrounded by the mounting frame, and a lid which is joined to the upper surface of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA CRYSTAL DEVICE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yokoo, Harushi Kenjo, Shota Takai