Patents by Inventor Yuko Fukui

Yuko Fukui 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: 10785926
    Abstract: In a solution cultivation method for a low potassium vegetable, an entire cultivation period from seeding to harvesting is divided into a first cultivation period and a second cultivation period depending on the vegetable to be cultivated. In the first cultivation period, the vegetable is cultivated in a first culture solution containing a first fertilizer for solution cultivation which contains potassium. In the second cultivation period, the vegetable is cultivated in a second culture solution containing a second fertilizer for solution cultivation which does not substantially contain potassium. During the second cultivation period, an air flow is applied at a controlled speed to the growing point of the vegetable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Motoyama, Yuko Fukui
  • Publication number: 20200281834
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a specific composition for promoting expression of aquaporin 3, and use thereof. The present invention relates to a composition for promoting expression of aquaporin 3, the composition including a galloyl group-containing flavan-3-ol monomer and/or a galloyl group-containing flavan-3-ol polymer as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yumi Nakamura, Yuko Fukui, Takatsugu Tsuchiya, Reiko Izumi
  • Patent number: 10750673
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes first and second light sources arranged substantially linearly; and a light guide member having first and second light receiving portions, and a light emitting portion. The light receiving portions are configured to refract light from the first and second light sources toward the light emitting portion; and the light emitting portion is configured to refract light from the light receiving portions toward a space between the first and second light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Motoyama, Yuko Fukui, Hiroyasu Kubo
  • Publication number: 20190075734
    Abstract: A plant cultivation apparatus includes an illuminator, and a light guide member. The illuminator includes a first light source and a second light source which are arranged in series. The light guide member includes a first light receiver, a light emitter, and a second light receiver, and is disposed to cover at least a portion of a non-light emitting portion between the first light source and the second light source. The first light receiver refracts a first light from the first light source to output the first light toward the light emitter. The second light receiver refracts a second light from the second light source to output the second light toward the light emitter. The light emitter refracts the first light and the second light to irradiate a plant cultivation space with the first light and the second light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LT D.
    Inventors: Keita MOTOYAMA, Yuko FUKUI, Hiroyasu KUBO
  • Patent number: 10105313
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide hyaluronidase inhibitors, collagenase inhibitors, elastase inhibitors, MMP-1 production suppressors, and collagen synthesis promoters that contain as an active component one or more pigment compounds that are obtained as extracted from plants of the family Rosaceae, as well as agents for cutaneous application, skin cosmetics, and quasi-drugs that contain such pigment compounds. The present invention provides hyaluronidase inhibitors, collagenase inhibitors, elastase inhibitors, MMP-1 production suppressors, collagen synthesis promoters, agents for cutaneous application, skin cosmetics, and quasi-drugs that contain one or more compounds in a class of rosacyanins or one or more compounds in a class of rosadelphins as an active component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuko Fukui, Yuko Yoshimoto, Tatsuo Matsuoka, Sayuri Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 9775302
    Abstract: In an air conditioning apparatus, mixed ambient gas obtained by mixing carbon dioxide with ambient gas in a mixing unit communicating with outlets is supplied to a plant substantially uniformly through the outlets installed in the vicinity of the plant, which makes transpiration of leaves of the plant uniform, and further allows air conditioning control to be performed only over the vicinity of the plant and carbon gas concentration to be managed on the vicinity of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Motoyama, Hiroyuki Naka, Yuko Fukui, Keiji Murao
  • Publication number: 20170223901
    Abstract: In a solution cultivation method for a low potassium vegetable, an entire cultivation period from seeding to harvesting is divided into a first cultivation period and a second cultivation period depending on the vegetable to be cultivated. In the first cultivation period, the vegetable is cultivated in a first culture solution containing a first fertilizer for solution cultivation which contains potassium. In the second cultivation period, the vegetable is cultivated in a second culture solution containing a second fertilizer for solution cultivation which does not substantially contain potassium. During the second cultivation period, an air flow is applied at a controlled speed to the growing point of the vegetable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: KEITA MOTOYAMA, YUKO FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20170079904
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide hyaluronidase inhibitors, collagenase inhibitors, elastase inhibitors, MMP-1 production suppressors, and collagen synthesis promoters that contain as an active component one or more pigment compounds that are obtained as extracted from plants of the family Rosaceae, as well as agents for cutaneous application, skin cosmetics, and quasi-drugs that contain such pigment compounds. The present invention provides hyaluronidase inhibitors, collagenase inhibitors, elastase inhibitors, MMP-1 production suppressors, collagen synthesis promoters, agents for cutaneous application, skin cosmetics, and quasi-drugs that contain one or more compounds in a class of rosacyanins or one or more compounds in a class of rosadelphins as an active component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Yuko FUKUI, Yuko YOSHIMOTO, Tatsuo MATSUOKA, Sayuri KITAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20160235018
    Abstract: In an air conditioning apparatus, mixed ambient gas obtained by mixing carbon dioxide with ambient gas in a mixing unit communicating with outlets and, moreover, adjusting temperature and humidity of the mixed ambient gas is supplied to a plant substantially uniformly through the outlets installed in the vicinity of the plant, which makes transpiration of leaves of the plant uniform, and further allows air conditioning control to be performed only over the vicinity of the plant and carbon gas concentration to be managed on the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Keita MOTOYAMA, Hiroyuki NAKA, Yuko FUKUI, Keiji MURAO
  • Patent number: 9375416
    Abstract: Providing a compound capable of continuously taking and having a vascular endothelial function improving effect by enhancing NO function from the vascular endothelial cells. A compound represented by Formula (I) wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are each independently H or a gallate group, a vascular endothelial function improving agent, food and drink or pharmaceutical composition containing the compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuko Fukui, Mai Imamoto
  • Patent number: 9237996
    Abstract: Provided is a highly palatable and safe glucosyltransferase inhibitor or anti-dental caries agent. A glucosyltransferase inhibitor or anti-dental caries agent having an epigallocatechin gallate polymer or a salt thereof. Particularly, the above agent containing an epigallocatechin gallate polymer, which is a compound in which chroman rings are bonded at position 6 and/or 8 via a methylene group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuko Fukui, Michiyo Nakano, Takashi Ooshima
  • Patent number: 9169231
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an anti-obesity agent which contains a tea-derived component and which is safe and does not compromise the flavor of foods and beverages. According to the present invention, a safe and palatable anti-obesity agent can be provided by incorporating a benzotropolone ring-containing compound which has tea-derived, high inhibitory activities against lipase and alfa-glucosidase. The anti-obesity agent of the present invention does not compromise the flavor of foods and beverage, has palatability, and can be used in various use applications including foods and beverages intended for health enhancement such as reduction in triglycerides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuko Fukui, Sumio Asami, Mitsuru Maeda
  • Patent number: 9057076
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel compound contained in blue rose. This novel compound, which is contained in blue rose, has a chemical structure represented by general formula (I): [wherein R1 is a group as set forth in claim 1; and R2 represents —OH, or R1 and R2 together form —O—]. Also disclosed are a rose plant containing the aforesaid compound, and a part of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuko Fukui, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150038573
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an anti-obesity agent which contains a tea-derived component and which is safe and does not compromise the flavor of foods and beverages. According to the present invention, a safe and palatable anti-obesity agent can be provided by incorporating a benzotropolone ring-containing compound which has tea-derived, high inhibitory activities against lipase and alfa-glucosidase. The anti-obesity agent of the present invention does not compromise the flavor of foods and beverage, has palatability, and can be used in various use applications including foods and beverages intended for health enhancement such as reduction in triglycerides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuko FUKUI, Sumio ASAMI, Mitsuru MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20140357582
    Abstract: Foods and beverages, quasi-drugs, and pharmaceuticals that exhibit high antioxidative activity in the living body for a long time are provided. High antioxidative activity can be imparted by incorporating desrhamnosyl acteoside in an olive extract. A desrhamnosyl acteoside-containing composition can be prepared by treating an acteoside-containing composition with glycosidase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Yuko Fukui, Yoshiko Ono, Mitsuru Maeda, Namino Tomimori
  • Patent number: 8901166
    Abstract: Providing a compound capable of continuously taking and having a vascular endothelial function improving effect by enhancing NO function from the vascular endothelial cells. A compound represented by Formula (I) wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are each independently H or a gallate group, a vascular endothelial function improving agent, food and drink or pharmaceutical composition containing the compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Yuko Fukui, Mai Imamoto
  • Publication number: 20140343303
    Abstract: Providing a compound capable of continuously taking and having a vascular endothelial function improving effect by enhancing NO function from the vascular endothelial cells. A compound represented by Formula (I) wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are each independently H or a gallate group, a vascular endothelial function improving agent, food and drink or pharmaceutical composition containing the compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Yuko FUKUI, Mai IMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140121388
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an anti-obesity agent which contains a tea-derived component and which is safe and does not compromise the flavor of foods and beverages. According to the present invention, a safe and palatable anti-obesity agent can be provided by incorporating a benzotropolone ring-containing compound which has tea-derived, high inhibitory activities against lipase and alfa-glucosidase. The anti-obesity agent of the present invention does not compromise the flavor of foods and beverage, has palatability, and can be used in various use applications including foods and beverages intended for health enhancement such as reduction in triglycerides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuko FUKUI, Sumio ASAMI, Mitsuru MAEDA
  • Patent number: 8668921
    Abstract: The present invention provides lipase inhibitors containing dimers of flavan-3-ols derived from teas as well as foods and beverages and medicines containing said inhibitors. More specifically, the present invention provides lipase inhibitors containing at least one of assamicains represented by the formula: wherein G represents a galloyl group; theasinensins represented by the formula: wherein R1 represents G or H, and R2 represents G; and theaflavins represented by the formula: wherein R1 and R2 independently represent G or H; as well as foods and beverages and medicines containing said lipase inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Masaaki Nakai, Yuko Fukui, Sumio Asami, Fumio Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8658237
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an anti-obesity agent which contains a tea-derived component and which is safe and does not compromise the flavor of foods and beverages. According to the present invention, a safe and palatable anti-obesity agent can be provided by incorporating a benzotropolone ring-containing compound which has tea-derived, high inhibitory activities against lipase and alfa-glucosidase. The anti-obesity agent of the present invention does not compromise the flavor of foods and beverage, has palatability, and can be used in various use applications including foods and beverages intended for health enhancement such as reduction in triglycerides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Yuko Fukui, Sumio Asami, Mitsuru Maeda