Patents by Inventor Jari Ekblom

Jari Ekblom 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: 20140227420
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bread composition having improved bread volume comprising by dry weight from 78 to 98% flour and from 2.0 to 22% plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester composition in powder form, wherein the plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester composition in powder form comprises from 50 to 95% by weight plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester and from 5 to 50% by weight carrier. A preferred carrier is malto-dextrin and a protein-containing component. The invention also relates to a dough composition and to said plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester composition in powder form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: RAISIO NUTRITION LTD
    Inventors: Ritva Lahtinen, Jari Ekblom, Leena Frilander-Poikonen
  • Patent number: 8524928
    Abstract: The invention relates to an effective process for producing plant stanol by hydrogenating plant sterol in an organic solvent at a hydrogen pressure of 1-200 bar in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Raisio Nutrition Ltd.
    Inventors: Jari Ekblom, Antti Hamunen, Rami Hartonen, Marko Hirvijärvi, Juha Holma, Juha Orte
  • Publication number: 20110184197
    Abstract: The invention relates to an effective process for producing plant stanol by hydrogenating plant sterol in an organic solvent at a hydrogen pressure of 1-200 bar in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: RAISIO NUTRITION LTD.
    Inventors: Jari Ekblom, Antti Hamunen, Rami Hartonen, Marko Hirvijärvi, Juha Holma, Juha Orte
  • Publication number: 20110081447
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bread composition having improved bread volume comprising by dry weight from 78 to 98% flour and from 2.0 to 22% plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester composition in powder form, wherein the plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester composition in powder form comprises from 50 to 95% by weight plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester and from 5 to 50% by weight carrier. A preferred carrier is maltodextrin and a protein-containing component. The invention also relates to a dough composition and to said plant sterol ester and/or plant stanol ester composition in powder form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: RAISIO NUTRITION LTD
    Inventors: Ritva Lahtinen, Jari Ekblom, Leena Frilander-Poikonen
  • Publication number: 20110008496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of food and nutrition. Especially it concerns improved pasta products. The new pasta product has improved cooking quality and in addition an improved health value due to added ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: RAISIO YHTYMA OYJ
    Inventors: Pirjo ALHO-LEHTO, Tiina Aalto, Jari Ekblom
  • 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: 20080187645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an emulsified food product comprising water, from 0 to 5% by weight triglycerides, from 0.5 to 60% by weight plant sterol and/or stanol fatty acid ester, wherein the fatty acid composition of the plant sterol and/or stanol fatty acid ester comprises from 0 to 7% by weight saturated fatty acids, and optionally one or more emulsifiers, wherein the weight ratio of emulsifier(s) to the sum of plant sterol and/or stanol fatty acid ester and triglycerides, if present, is between 0-0.10:1. The invention also relates to a method for preparing such a food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Jari Ekblom, Ritya Lahtinen, Leena Koponen
  • Publication number: 20070167417
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of a sterol ester-rich composition. A sterol composition, a glyceride composition, a fatty acid alkyl ester and an esterification catalyst are combined to form a reaction mixture. Esterification of sterol(s) takes place in the mixture, providing sterol ester(s). The new process is rapid and has a high level of conversion. The invention also relates to a method for recovering food-grade sterol fatty acid ester(s) from a fat mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Juha Orte, Hendrik Luttikhedde, Ingmar Wester, Jari Ekblom
  • Publication number: 20050079258
    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: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Ingmar Wester, Jari Ekblom
  • Patent number: 6855837
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of stanol esters by hydrogenating a sterol blend in a hydrogenation solvent and at an elevated temperature in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst, by removing the hydrogenation catalyst from the obtained hot reaction solution, by transesterifying the intermediate stanol blend with a fatty acid methyl ester at an elevated temperature and in the presence of a transesterification catalyst, and by finally purifying the stanol ester blend thus obtained. According to the invention, the intermediate stanol blend is neither crystallized nor removed from the reaction solution but the hydrogenation solvent is replaced therein at least in part by a transesterification reagent. Alternatively, the hydrogenation solvent may also be used as the transesterification solvent, and preferably also as the transesterification reagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Raisio Benecol, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jari Ekblom
  • Publication number: 20050019470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of food and nutrition. Especially it concerns improved pasta products. The new pasta product has improved cooking quality and in addition an improved health value due to added ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Pirjo Alho-Lehto, Tiina Aalto, Jari Ekblom
  • Patent number: 6800317
    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: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Raisio Benecol Oy
    Inventors: Ingmar Wester, Jari Ekblom
  • Publication number: 20040047969
    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: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Raisio Benecol Oy
    Inventors: Ingmar Wester, Jari Ekblom
  • Patent number: 6589588
    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: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Raisio Benecol Oy
    Inventors: Ingmar Wester, Jari Ekblom
  • Publication number: 20030004361
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of stanol esters by hydrogenating a sterol blend in a hydrogenation solvent and at an elevated temperature in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst, by removing the hydrogenation catalyst from the obtained hot reaction solution, by transesterifying the intermediate stanol blend with a fatty acid methyl ester at an elevated temperature and in the presence of a transesterification catalyst, and by finally purifying the stanol ester blend thus obtained. According to the invention, the intermediate stanol blend is neither crystallized nor removed from the reaction solution but the hydrogenation solvent is replaced therein at least in part by a transesterification reagent. Alternatively, the hydrogenation solvent may also be used as the transesterification solvent, and preferably also as the transesterification reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Applicant: Raisio Benecol, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jari Ekblom
  • Publication number: 20020045773
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of stanol esters by hydrogenating a sterol blend in a hydrogenation solvent and at an elevated temperature in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst, by removing the hydrogenation catalyst from the obtained hot reaction solution, by transesterifying the intermediate stanol blend with a fatty acid methyl ester at an elevated temperature and in the presence of a transesterification catalyst, and by finally purifying the stanol ester blend thus obtained. According to the invention, the intermediate stanol blend is neither crystallized nor removed from the reaction solution but the hydrogenation solvent is replaced therein at least in part by a transesterification reagent. Alternatively, the hydrogenation solvent may also be used as the transesterification solvent, and preferably also as the transesterification reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventor: JARI EKBLOM