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: 9287882
    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 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CRYSTAL DEVICE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yokoo, Harushi Kenjo, Shota Takai
  • Publication number: 20150123737
    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 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA Crystal Device Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yokoo, Harushi Kenjo, Shota Takai
  • Publication number: 20140109771
    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: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakao, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Makoto Nakajima, Hiroaki Shimizu, Hiroki Furuta, Morio Mitsuhashi, Kitaro Oka, Chiseko Sakuma
  • Publication number: 20140083301
    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: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakao, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Makoto Nakajima, Hiroaki Shimizu, Hiroki Furuta, Morio Mitsuhashi
  • Publication number: 20140079855
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a coffee extract is provided which method enables flavor ingredients of coffee to be extracted separately from bitter ingredients. A coffee extract is obtained by a method including a) a step of placing coffee granules in a granule container part substantially sealed by a restraining member, b) a step of guiding an extraction solvent from a first direction into the granule container part for extraction, and c) a step of retrieving, from the first direction, a coffee extract stored in the granule container part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yokoo, Yoshihiro Nakao, Hiroki Furuta, Makoto Nakajima, Hiroaki Shimizu, Morio Mitsuhashi, Kitaro Oka, Chiseko Sakuma
  • Patent number: 8119182
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a chocolate drink having a smooth texture in the mouth without graininess, a refreshing aftertaste and also an excellent and rich flavor. More specifically, the present invention provides a method for producing a chocolate drink, which comprises the step of extracting cacao nibs with water and the step of removing insoluble solids from the extract, wherein the liquid temperature in both steps is set at a temperature higher than the melting point of cacao fat/oil. Thus, the present invention enables the provision of cacao fat/oil-rich chocolate drinks, in which the formation of precipitates is inhibited and no solidification of cacao fat/oil occurs during storage. The chocolate drinks have a smooth texture in the mouth without graininess, a refreshing aftertaste, and also an excellent flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiko Hino, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Kenzo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8110601
    Abstract: A novel compound, a novel ?1 adrenergic receptor antagonistic agent, and a novel composition are provided which are capable of exerting a therapeutic effect on treatment of hypertension as well as treatment of prostatic hypertrophy and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Wakimoto, Haruo Nukaya, Yoshihide Suwa, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20110159164
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new means by which milk-added beverages, in particular, milk-added coffee beverages can be prevented from developing the peculiar slack or dull flavor after heat sterilization. Specifically, the invention provides milk compositions with a reduced proportion of whey protein(s)/milk protein(s), as well as milk beverages with a reduced whey protein content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Aki Nakata, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20110014347
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a starch-containing tea beverage. More specifically, the present invention relates to a cereal tea beverage containing starch at a content of 0.009% by weight or more, which has an appropriate roasted aroma and mildness peculiar to cereal tea, relieves the pasty texture originating from the starch, and thereby has an improved taste and flavor, as a result of addition of ultrafine ground tea leaves having an average particle size of 1 ?m or less. The present invention also relates to a process for producing such a cereal tea beverage, and a method for improving the taste and flavor of such a cereal tea beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Noriko Terazawa, Hideki Maki, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Patent number: 7824724
    Abstract: An economical process for producing a milk-added coffee beverage with an enhanced flavor in a process for producing a milk-added coffee beverage produced through a step of heat sterilization of coffee and milk as the main raw materials. The process includes adding a strongly basic substance and/or basic amino acid to the coffee component and conducting the heat sterilization after the milk component is admixed to the coffee component. Coagulation at the step of admixing milk component is prevented and precipitation which tends to arise after the heat sterilization is prevented with the use of a much smaller amount of emulsifier and thickening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yokoo, Katsushi Shibuya, Yoshiko Hino, Tatsuji Onishi, Katsushi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20100272857
    Abstract: A tea extract and a method of making the tea extract are provided which tea extract contains high concentration of flavor/mellow taste components with reduced amounts of bitter/astringent components. Also a bottled tea beverage is provided which beverage exhibits profound flavor with reduced astringent taste. Enzyme extraction of tea leaves after catechins are removed from the tea leaves enables a tea extract to contain high concentration of flavor/mellow taste components with reduced amounts of bitter/astringent components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Koji Nagao, Hideki Maki, Ken Suzuki, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20100255166
    Abstract: A method of roasted coffee beans treatment capable of reducing acidity component of the roasted coffee beans, improving the extraction ratio thereof and drawing out superior flavor originating from coffee and steam treated roasted coffee beans using the method. In the method of roasted coffee beans treatment, a steam treatment is effected on the roasted coffee beans by supplying steam thereto under a flowing condition thereof. More particularly, the roasted coffee beans are accommodated in a bean accommodating portion having a steam supply passage and a steam exhaust passage and the steam treatment is effected by flowing the steam from the steam supply passage to the steam exhaust passage such that the steam is exhausted from the steam exhaust passage at an outlet pressure higher than the atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Koji NAGAO, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Kenzo Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20100004328
    Abstract: A novel compound, a novel ?1 adrenergic receptor antagonistic agent, and a novel composition are provided which are capable of exerting a therapeutic effect on treatment of hypertension as well as treatment of prostatic hypertrophy and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Wakimoto, Haruo Nukaya, Yoshihide Suwa, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20090130266
    Abstract: A method for preserving a liquid that contains a flavor component derived from a food material, comprising adding a pH-adjuster to the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Tetsuya Arita, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20090053373
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a steam treatment process for stably preparing steam-treated roasted coffee beans having constant flavor quality by reducing variation in the degree of roasting between different sites in the system during steam treatment of roasted coffee beans without complicating operation processes or increasing costs. Steam at a temperature lower than the temperature necessary to advance the degree of roasting of coffee beans is supplied to an apparatus in which the roasted coffee beans are placed until condensed liquid produced in the apparatus has been discharged from the apparatus, and then, the temperature of steam supplied into the apparatus is raised until a temperature becomes sufficient for advancing the degree of roasting of coffee beans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Kenji Teramoto, Koji Nagao, Katsushi Shibuya, Yoshiaki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20080081100
    Abstract: An economical process for producing a milk-added coffee beverage with an enhanced flavor in a process for producing a milk-added coffee beverage produced through a step of heat sterilization of coffee and milk as the main raw materials. The process includes adding a strongly basic substance and/or basic amino acid to the coffee component and conducting the heat sterilization after the milk component is admixed to the coffee component. Coagulation at the step of admixing milk component is prevented and precipitation which tends to arise after the heat sterilization is prevented with the use of a much smaller amount of emulsifier and thickening agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: Suntory Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yokoo, Katsushi Shibuya, Yoshiko Hino, Tatsuji Onishi, Katsushi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20080081094
    Abstract: Beverages with little sedimentation and low viscosity exhibit excellent flavor derived from fruit juice, as well as a process for their production and processed fruit juice used in the process. Adding processed mango juice containing large amounts of insoluble components as flavor components derived from the juice provides beverages with little sedimentation and low viscosity, exhibiting excellent flavor derived from the juice, even after depulping, a treatment to prevent sedimentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: Suntory Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yokoo, Takayuki Miyai, Shigemi Yokoo
  • Patent number: 7318942
    Abstract: An economical process for producing a milk-added coffee beverage with an enhanced flavor in a process for producing a milk-added coffee beverage produced through a step of heat sterilization of coffee and milk as the main raw materials. The process includes adding a strongly basic substance and/or basic amino acid to the coffee component and conducting the heat sterilization after the milk component is admixed to the coffee component. Coagulation at the step of admixing milk component is prevented and precipitation which tends to arise after the heat sterilization is prevented with the use of a much smaller amount of emulsifier and thickening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Suntory Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yokoo, Katsushi Shibuya, Yoshiko Hino, Tatsuji Onishi, Katsushi Murakami
  • Patent number: 7316823
    Abstract: Beverages with little sedimentation and low viscosity exhibit excellent flavor derived from fruit juice, as well as a process for their production and processed fruit juice used in the process. Adding processed mango juice containing large amounts of insoluble components as flavor components derived from the juice provides beverages with little sedimentation and low viscosity, exhibiting excellent flavor derived from the juice, even after depulping, a treatment to prevent sedimentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Suntory Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yokoo, Takayuki Miyai, Shigemi Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20070092613
    Abstract: A method of roasted coffee beans treatment capable of reducing acidity component of the roasted coffee beans, improving the extraction ratio thereof and drawing out superior flavor originating from coffee and steam treated roasted coffee beans using the method. In the method of roasted coffee beans treatment, a steam treatment is effected on the roasted coffee beans by supplying steam thereto under a flowing condition thereof. More particularly, the roasted coffee beans are accommodated in a bean accommodating portion having a steam supply passage and a steam exhaust passage and the steam treatment is effected by flowing the steam from the steam supply passage to the steam exhaust passage such that the steam is exhausted from the steam exhaust passage at an outlet pressure higher than the atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicant: SUNTORY LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Nagao, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Kenzo Takahashi