Patents by Inventor Ingmar Wester

Ingmar Wester 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: 20170224707
    Abstract: The invention relates to a capsule consisting of a shell and a filling, which contains plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester and emulsifier. The capsule is suitable for lowering serum LDL cholesterol level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: RAISIO NUTRITION LTD
    Inventors: Päivi KUUSISTO, Ingmar WESTER, Leena KOPONEN, Jari EKBLOM, Jouni NIEMELA
  • Publication number: 20170065616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a serum LDL cholesterol lowering edible product containing plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester, and especially to a dietary supplement product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Ingmar WESTER, Paivi KUUSISTO, Jouni NIEMELA, Tuula FORBOM, Kurt I. DRAGET, Andrzej SIWEK, Kamillla LUNDHAUG, Jan Erik OLSEN
  • Publication number: 20160143334
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an edible composition comprising plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester and triglyceride fat usable for lowering serum LDL cholesterol. The composition further comprises oligosaccharides and sugars. The composition can preferably be used in dietary supplements, fillings and toppings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: RAISIO NUTRITION LTD
    Inventors: Päivi KUUSISTO, Ingmar WESTER
  • Patent number: 8853191
    Abstract: A stanol composition containing in addition to sitostanol as the main component, also a substantial amount of at least 10% campestanol has been found to effectively lower serum cholesterol levels when incorporated in edible commodities. Upon esterification the composition is especially useful in edible fats and oils and in fat-containing foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Raisio Nutrition Ltd.
    Inventors: Ingmar Wester, Tapio Palmu, Tatu Miettinen, Helena Gylling
  • Publication number: 20130237506
    Abstract: A stanol composition containing in addition to sitostanol as the main component, also a substantial amount of at least 10% campestanol has been found to effectively lower serum cholesterol levels when incorporated in edible commodities. Upon esterification the composition is especially useful in edible fats and oils and in fat-containing foods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: RAISIO NUTRITION LTD.
    Inventors: Ingmar WESTER, Tapio Palmu, Tatu Miettinen, Helena Gylling
  • Patent number: 8501263
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stable beverage comprising at least one texture component selected from the group consisting of unhomogenised vegetable puree, fruit pulp and fruit puree, optionally unhomogenised vegetable juice and/or fruit juice, optionally homogenised vegetable material and/or fruit material, and a plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester in an amount of from 0.2 to 25% by weight of the beverage. Additionally the invention relates to a method for preparing the stable beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Raisio Nutrition Ltd.
    Inventors: Leena Koponen, Ritva Lahtinen, Ingmar Wester
  • Patent number: 8414913
    Abstract: The present invention is related to improved compositions for reducing serum total and/or LDL cholesterol levels. The compositions are combinations of dietary fiber and plant sterol. The compositions are used as such or more advantageously in food products and comprise one or several fibers, preferably ?-glucan, in combination with one or several plant sterols and/or stanols in their free and/or esterified forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Raisio Benecol Oy
    Inventors: Ingmar Wester, Tapio Palmu, Anu Hopia, Pirojo Alho-Lehto, Paula Virtanen, Anniina Pouru
  • Patent number: 8349821
    Abstract: A stanol composition containing in addition to sitostanol as the main component, also a substantial amount of at least 10% campestanol has been found to effectively lower serum cholesterol levels when incorporated in edible commodities. Upon esterification the composition is especially useful in edible fats and oils and in fat-containing foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Raisio Nutrition Ltd.
    Inventors: Ingmar Wester, Tapio Palmu, Tatu Miettinen, Helena Gylling
  • Publication number: 20120156358
    Abstract: Fatty acid esters, such as the unsaturated fatty acid esters of sterols and/or stanols, are used as a replacement for a substantial portion or all of the undesirable saturated and trans-unsaturated fats used as structure giving hardstocks in edible foods such as margarines, mayonnaise, cooking oils, cheeses, butter and shortening. Because of the similarity in the crystallinity and physical properties of the esters to those of the undesirable hardstock fats, the substitution or replacement contributes favorably to the flavor, texture and other sensory properties of the foods. Only the fatty acid portion of the phytosterol esters defined herein as texturizing agent is digested or absorbed with the sterol part being unabsorbable, thereby resulting in a reduction in total caloric uptake. Furthermore, the phytosterol fatty acid esters reduce the absorption of both dietary and biliary cholesterol from the digestive tract, thereby lowering the blood serum cholesterol level, especially the LDL-cholesterol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: RAISIO BENECOL LTD.
    Inventor: Ingmar WESTER
  • Patent number: 8192769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a terapeutical composition comprising a protein hydrolysate and a plant sterol, wherein the weight ratio of the plant sterol to the protein hydrolysate is from 1:0.02 to 1:150. The invention also relates to a terapeutical composition comprising a protein hydrolysate and a synthetic emulsifier and/or a lipid based gain fraction having emulsifying properties. Said compositions can be used in a pharmaceutical, nutraceutical or food product for improving serum lipid profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Raisio Nutrition Ltd.
    Inventors: Ingmar Wester, Paivi Kuusisto
  • Publication number: 20110301085
    Abstract: The invention relates to a terapeutical composition comprising a protein hydrolysate and a plant sterol, wherein the weight ratio of the plant sterol to the protein hydrolysate is from 1:0.02 to 1:150. The invention also relates to a terapeutical composition comprising a protein hydrolysate and a synthetic emulsifier and/or a lipid based gain fraction having emulsifying properties. Said compositions can be used in a pharmaceutical, nutraceutical or food product for improving serum lipid profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: RAISIO NUTRITION LTD.
    Inventors: Ingmar WESTER, Päivi KUUSISTO
  • Publication number: 20100298261
    Abstract: The present invention is related to improved compositions for reducing serum total and/or LDL cholesterol levels. The compositions are combinations of dietary fibre and plant sterol. The compositions are used as such or more advantageously in food products and comprise one or several fibres, preferably ?-glucan, in combination with one or several plant sterols and/or stanols in their free and/or esterified forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: RAISIO BENECOL OY
    Inventors: Ingmar WESTER, Tapio Palmu, Anu Hopia, Pirjo Alho-Lehto, Paula Virtanen, Anniina Pouru
  • Publication number: 20100272879
    Abstract: Fatty acid esters, such as the unsaturated fatty acid esters of sterols and/or stanols, are used as a replacement for a substantial portion or all of the undesirable saturated and trans-unsaturated fats used as structure giving hardstocks in edible foods such as margarines, mayonnaise, cooking oils, cheeses, butter and shortening. Because of the similarity in the crystallinity and physical properties of the esters to those of the undesirable hardstock fats, the substitution or replacement contributes favorably to the flavor, texture and other sensory properties of the foods. Only the fatty acid portion of the phytosterol esters defined herein as texturizing agent is digested or absorbed with the sterol part being unabsorbable, thereby resulting in a reduction in total caloric uptake. Furthermore, the phytosterol fatty acid esters reduce the absorption of both dietary and biliary cholesterol from the digestive tract, thereby lowering the blood serum cholesterol level, especially the LDL-cholesterol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: RAISIO NUTRITION LTD.
    Inventor: Ingmar WESTER
  • Patent number: 7794745
    Abstract: The present invention is related to improved compositions for reducing serum total and/or LDL cholesterol levels. The compositions are combinations of dietary fiber and plant sterol. The compositions are used as such or more advantageously in food products and comprise one or several fibers, preferably ?-glucan, in combination with one or several plant sterols and/or stanols in their free and/or esterified forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Raisio Nutrition Ltd.
    Inventors: Ingmar Wester, Tapio Palmu, Anu Hopia, Pirjo Alho-Lehto, Paula Virtanen, Anniina Pouru
  • Publication number: 20100209587
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stable beverage comprising at least one texture component selected from the group consisting of unhomogenised vegetable puree, fruit pulp and fruit puree, optionally unhomogenised vegetable juice and/or fruit juice, optionally homogenised vegetable material and/or fruit material, and a plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester in an amount of from 0.2 to 25% by weight of the beverage. Additionally the invention relates to a method for preparing the stable beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: RAISIO NUTRITION LTD
    Inventors: Leena Koponen, Ritva Lahtinen, Ingmar Wester
  • Patent number: 7771772
    Abstract: Fatty acid esters, such as the unsaturated fatty acid esters of sterols and/or stanols, are used as a replacement for a substantial portion or all of the undesirable saturated and trans-unsaturated fats used as structure giving hardstocks in edible foods such as margarines, mayonnaise, cooking oils, cheeses, butter and shortening. Because of the similarity in the crystallinity and physical properties of the esters to those of the undesirable hardstock fats, the substitution or replacement contributes favorably to the flavor, texture and other sensory properties of the foods. Only the fatty acid portion of the phytosterol esters defined herein as texturizing agent is digested or absorbed with the sterol part being unabsorbable, thereby resulting in a reduction in total caloric uptake. Furthermore, the phytosterol fatty acid esters reduce the absorption of both dietary and biliary cholesterol from the digestive tract, thereby lowering the blood serum cholesterol level, especially the LDL-cholesterol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Raisio Nutrition Ltd.
    Inventor: Ingmar Wester
  • Patent number: 7771771
    Abstract: This invention relates to phytosterols and phytostanols, in particular to fatty acid esters of phytosterols and phytostanols with a specified fatty acid composition. The invention further relates to methods for preparation of the phytosterol and phytostanol esters and their uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Raisio Nutrition Ltd.
    Inventors: Ingmar Wester, Jari Ekblom
  • Publication number: 20100179113
    Abstract: A stanol composition containing in addition to sitostanol as the main component, also a substantial amount of at least 10% campestanol has been found to effectively lower serum cholesterol levels when incorporated in edible commodities. Upon esterification the composition is especially useful in edible fats and oils and in fat-containing foods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: RAISIO NUTRITION LTD.
    Inventors: Ingmar WESTER, Tapio Palmu, Tatu Miettinen, Helena Gylling
  • Publication number: 20100130401
    Abstract: The invention relates to a terapeutical composition comprising a protein hydrolysate and a plant sterol, wherein the weight ratio of the plant sterol to the protein hydrolysate is from 1:0.02 to 1:150. The invention also relates to a terapeutical composition comprising a protein hydrolysate and a synthetic emulsifier and/or a lipid based grain fraction having emulsifying properties. Said compositions can be used in a pharmaceutical, nutraceutical or food product for improving serum lipid profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: RAISIO NUTRITION LTD.
    Inventors: Ingmar WESTER, Paivi Kuusisto
  • Patent number: 7691834
    Abstract: The invention relates to a substance which lowers LDL cholesterol levels in serum and which is fat soluble ?-sitostanol fatty acid ester, and to a method for preparing and using the same. The substance can be taken orally as a food additive, food substitute or supplement. A daily consumption of the ?-sitostanol ester in an amount between about 0.2 and about 20 g/day has been shown to reduce the absorption of biliary and endogenic cholesterol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Raisio Nutrition Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatu Miettenen, Hannu Vanhanen, Ingmar Wester