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Dentistry January USPTO class listing 01/08

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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080026338 - Computer-aided implanting of orthodontic anchorage devices using surgical guides: A system for implanting a temporary anchorage device in a jaw bone of a patient makes use of a digital representation of at least a portion of the patient's dental arch, including teeth and corresponding roots, in order to select a temporary anchorage device (TAD) implant site that does not... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080026339 - Hand-held light curing device: The present Invention relates to a hand-held light curing device (10), in particular for the dental sector, with a base station (30) or a rest, on which the light curing device (10) having a light source (10) is supported. A sensor (40) is fitted on the base station (30) or... Agent: John C. Thompson

20080026341 - Dental model tray and associated articulator: A dental model tray (12) for use in forming a dental model has a rigid bottom wall (16) and a relatively thin side wall (17) extending upwardly from the perimeter of the bottom wall (16) to form an open-topped cavity which is adapted to receive the dental casting material. The... Agent: Terry M. Crellin

20080026336 - Equine dental grinding apparatus: An apparatus for grinding the teeth of horses is disclosed. The apparatus includes a tool body. A drive shaft is disposed inside of the tool body. A drive mechanism is connected to one end of the drive shaft. A grinding member is connected to the other end of the drive... Agent: Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Field LLP Attn:IPPractice Group

20080026337 - Miniaturized system and method for measuring optical characteristics: A miniaturized spectrometer/spectrophotometer system and methods are disclosed. A probe tip including one or more light sources and a plurality of light receivers is provided. A first spectrometer system receives light from a first set of the plurality of light receivers. A second spectrometer system receives light from a second... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20080026340 - Methods and products for analyzing gingival tissues: A system and method employing image analysis may provide an objective measure of the state of gingival tissue health. A region of analysis on an image of gingival tissue may be divided into pixels. Each pixel may have an associated color made up of component R, G and B values.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080026342 - Stomatological tip: The stomatological tip comprises a head accommodating a turbine with a means for holding a stomatological instrument and at least one hole for gas admission to the turbine, a tip body having a socket for the head to receive, a gas admission duct communicating with a gas supply line. The... Agent: Synnestvedt & Lechner, LLP

20080026343 - Dental apparatus: A prophy angle comprising a housing, a paste advancing assembly, and a polishing drive assembly. The paste advancing assembly includes a cavity for retaining a quantity of paste, a piston configured for slidable receipt within the cavity and a nozzle. The polishing drive assembly includes a drive shaft, a drive... Agent: The Watson Intellectual Property Group, PLC

20080026344 - Artificial teeth and control systems thereof: An artificial tooth constructed from upper and lower portions which are spatially adjustable with regard to each other in order to allow for a proper fit in a patient's mouth due to the incorporation of a plastic buffering layer between the two portions of the tooth that becomes malleable when... Agent: Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

20080026345 - Dental device for insertion of a crown: The dental device for insertion of a crown is a tool for marking an occlusally reduced tooth prior to application of a crown thereon, and for testing whether the tooth has been sufficiently reduced for proper application of the crown. The dental device includes a marking portion frangibly joined to... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

  
01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080020339 - Orthodontistic device: An orthodontic device for shifting a molar tooth along the mandibular arch includes an elongated guide element, on whose one end a first securing element is installed to secure the guide element relative to the madibular arch. A first tube is formed to be shiftable on the guide element, wherein... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20080020340 - System and method for automatic construction of orthodontic reference objects: System and method for automatic construction of orthodontic reference objects, such as the occlusal plane, arch form, and the local occlusal plane for a patient's teeth are disclosed. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented system and method for automatic construction of orthodontic reference objects comprises receiving three dimensional... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20080020341 - Dental color system and method to produce dental prosthesis colors: A dental color system having primary and mixed colors with assigned coordinates in the CIElab color space, in which the colors of natural teeth are essentially located on coordinates within an ellipsoid-shaped space, which is assigned a longitudinal axis. In order for the color system to consist of a small... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20080020337 - Embedded features and methods of a dental appliance: Traditional orthodontic treatment often involves the use of basic repositioning devices, such as braces, and the use of supplementary devices, components or accessories to achieve desired end results. Such components may be mounted on fixed, non-removable devices or they may be part of a removable appliance typically worn prior to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (018563)

20080020338 - Orthodontic appliance with encoded information formed in the base: An improved orthodontic appliance is disclosed having information encoded or formed in the base of the appliance, wherein the encoded information increases the total base surface area by an amount that is effective for increasing the adhesion of the appliance to a patient's tooth. In one embodiment, the total base... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20080020342 - Silicone-thermoplastic molded grillz: A decorative assembly consisting of various designed ornamental frames made of dentistry metal (gold, silver, chromium, cobalt, titanium, or similar metals) with outward plating of nickel free Rhodium and gold or silver imbedded with stone patterns and securing in place by tightening prongs a silicone-thermoplastic material insert member molded by... Agent: Kyung T. Kim Suite 240

20080020343 - Dental implant and method for making and installing same: A method for making a dental implant by obtaining images of the tooth pre-atraumatic tooth extraction and post extraction and using those images to computer generate and mill a titanium replacement implant employing CAD/CAM equipment. The implant includes a scalloped neck interface similar to the replaced tooth's scalloped cementoenamel junction,... Agent: Molly D Mckay, P.C.

20080020344 - Implant: Implant (10) having a shaft which is adapted in use to be embedded in bone tissue and which has an outer surface provided with a circumferentially-oriented roughness. The circumferentially-oriented roughness has first and second axial sections (19, 21) with each section comprising a series of circumferentially-oriented peaks which have a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080020345 - Implant: Implant (10) having a shaft which is adapted in use to be embedded in bone tissue and which has an outer surface provided with a circumferentially-oriented roughness. The circumferentially-oriented roughness has first and second axial sections (19, 21) with each section comprising a series of circumferentially-oriented peaks which have a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080020346 - Implant: Implant (10) having a shaft which is adapted in use to be embedded in bone tissue and which has an outer surface provided with a circumferentially-oriented roughness. The circumferentially-oriented roughness has first and second axial sections (19, 21) with each section comprising a series of circumferentially-oriented peaks which have a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080020347 - Implant: Implant (10) having a shaft which is adapted in use to be embedded in bone tissue and which has an outer surface provided with a circumferentially-oriented roughness. The circumferentially-oriented roughness has first and second axial sections (19, 21) with each section comprising a series of circumferentially-oriented peaks which have a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080020348 - Implant: Implant (10) having a shaft which is adapted in use to be embedded in bone tissue and which has an outer surface provided with a circumferentially-oriented roughness. The circumferentially-oriented roughness has first and second axial sections (19, 21) with each section comprising a series of circumferentially-oriented peaks which have a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080020349 - Bone implant: Bone implant comprising a solid structure provided with an osteogenic layer comprising calcium phosphate in the form of particles (dihydrate and/or alphahemidrate) with a weight average particle size comprised between 10 μm and 250 μm.... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20080020350 - System and method for three-dimensional complete tooth modeling: A system and method for modeling of complete tooth, including root and crown, of a patient to facilitate orthodontic treatment are provided, wherein a generic tooth modeling is combined with a tooth crown modeling for a patient to yield a complete tooth modeling. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20080020351 - Method and device for cleaning teeth: The invention is directed to a method and a device for cleaning teeth wherein a variety of cleaning tools are coupled to a common handle section for the individual cleaning of teeth. It relates in particular to a handle section of an electric dental cleaning device, with a coupling section... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080020352 - Method and device for cleaning teeth: The invention is directed to a method and a device for cleaning teeth wherein a variety of cleaning tools are coupled to a common handle section for the individual cleaning of teeth. It relates in particular to a handle section of an electric dental cleaning device, with a coupling section... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080020353 - Dental filling materials and methods of use: A dental filling material comprising an inner core and outer layer of material disposed and surrounding the inner core, both the inner core and outer layer of material each containing a thermoplastic polymer. The thermoplastic polymer may be biodegradable. A bioactive substance may also be included in the filling material.... Agent: Pentron Corporation

  
01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080014544 - Orthodontic bracket having friction control means: An orthodontic bracket (1) includes a bracket base (2) able to be secured to the face of a tooth, a body (3) secured to the bracket base (2) and provided with a recess or through slot (4) able to receive an orthodontic wire, and tightening elements (8) to block the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20080014545 - Apical irrigation fluid delivery apparatus: An apical irrigation fluid delivery apparatus comprising an applicator, a vacuum supply assembly and an irrigation fluid supply assembly. The applicator assembly includes a body with a vacuum applicator assembly and a tooth fluid directing assembly. The applicator is configured to irrigate a canal of a tooth through negative pressure... Agent: The Watson Intellectual Property Group, PLC

20080014546 - Tool for making a dental filling: The invention relates to a tool for making a dental filling of a light-hardening material. The tool comprises a tip (3) intended to be pressed down into the light-hardening material in connection with the filling of a tooth, as well as a holder (4) shaped as a sleeve with a... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20080014547 - Personal visual scope: This invention relates to an instrument having a handle and a mirror hingedly attached to an end of the handle. The instrument may be adapted to a number of applications. The mirror may be fitted with a plurality of LED lights that may surround the periphery of the mirror. The... Agent: Ward & Olivo

20080014548 - Periodontal pocket irrigator: A periodontal irrigator flushes out bacteria at the base of a periodontal pocket. The periodontal pocket irrigator is a handheld device that can be used by patients in their homes to irrigate periodontal pockets. The device includes a handle, a liquid container, and a mechanism for filling the container with... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20080014549 - Instrument for the treatment of radicular dental canals: Instrument for the treatment of the apical portion of radicular dental canals, has a conical shaft (1) having at least one helicoidal working ridge. The active anterior portion (2) of the instrument is comprised of at least two successive cones whose opening ( ,X) decreases from the anterior point (3)... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20080014550 - Dental handpiece performance sensor: Operation of a handpiece is sensed, such as by detecting temperature and/or vibration associated with one or more of the bearing rings supporting the turbine in the handpiece. When operation exceeds a threshold, a visual or audible indication is provided, and power to the turbine may be interrupted. The sensor(s)... Agent: Brenda Pomerance Law Office Of Brenda Pomerance

20080014551 - Handpiece for dental or surgical use: The present invention concerns a handpiece for dental or surgical use including a body via which the practitioner holds the instrument, characterized in that the body is made of a titanium-molybdenum alloy.... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20080014552 - Vibrating oral care device: A vibrating oral care device for cleaning interdental spaces includes a housing which can be gripped by human fingers. A battery is located within the housing. An electric vibrator is also located within the housing. A switch on the housing is used to electrically connect the battery to the vibrator.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080014553 - Dental instrument: A dental instrument comprising a handle member, a first tool assembly and a second tool assembly. The handle member includes a barrel, a tapered first end and a tapered second end. The first tool assembly comprises a first tool arm, a burnisher extending from the first tool arm, a first... Agent: The Watson Intellectual Property Group, PLC

20080014554 - Obturators: Dental obturators are used in the preparation of root canals in teeth. The subject obturators are so constructed that they bind at a particular distance into the canal, thereby precluding possible damage at the end of the canal. A variety of structural configurations is disclosed.... Agent: Koppel, Patrick & Heybl

20080014555 - Mechanical connection device for use in implantology: The present invention refers to a mechanical connection device for use in implantology, comprising a fixture to be tightened to the bone and an prosthetic abutment to be inserted into a suitable internal hole of the fixture, in which the abutment is fixed by means of a plug inserted inside... Agent: Armstrong, Kratz, Quintos, Hanson & Brooks Intellectual Property Law Offices

20080014556 - Tooth implant: The invention relates to a tooth implant having an implant body with at least one intraosseous region that can be anchored in the bone, a penetration region for penetrating the soft tissue, and a coronal region with retention pegs, the regions being adjacent in the longitudinal axis of the implant... Agent: Hoffman Wasson & Gitler, P.c Crystal Center 2, Suite 522

20080014557 - Dental implant system component having a coating: A dental implant system component having a coating made of an only slightly water-soluble chlorhexidine fatty acid salt, in which one or more antiphiogistics and/or one or more steroids and/or one or more prostaglandins and/or one or more bisphosphonates and/or one or more statins are dissolved.... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa

20080014558 - System and method for automatic detection of dental features: Systems and methods for automatic detection of dental features, such as cusps, ridges, and grooves, are disclosed. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented system and method for automatic detection of dental features for an occlusal surface of a patient's tooth comprises receiving three dimensional data for the tooth's... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20080014559 - Method and apparatus for attaching dental restorations: A method and apparatus for attaching a dental restoration to a tooth through spot curing a bonding agent to allow excess bonding agent displaced beyond the margin of the restoration to be wiped cleaning from the surrounding surfaces without displacing the restoration. The method includes applying a dental bonding agent... Agent: Bay Area Patent Group, LLC

20080014560 - Dental compositions and methods with arylsulfinate salts: Polymerizable compositions and methods are provided that include an ethylenically unsaturated compound and an arylsulfinate salt. The polymerizable compositions are useful as hardenable dental compositions.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

  
01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080008979 - Oral irrigator: The present invention is an oral irrigator comprising a pump, a discharge nozzle and a pressure control. The pump has a generally constant operating speed and feeds the discharge nozzle. The pressure control is adapted to modify a discharge pressure at the nozzle without a significant change in pump speed.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20080008977 - Cooling device and method for intraoral device illumination source: A method of using a heat sink device with an intraoral illumination device includes inserting an intraoral illumination device at least partially in a patient's mouth, connecting a heat sink device to the intraoral illumination device, the heat sink device including an illumination device that emits light and heat when... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20080008978 - Treatment device and method for treating or preventing periodontal disease through application of heat: A regulated heat source is described that can be applied to the teeth and gums in order to accelerate the death of the bacterial or viral systems known to contribute to periodontal disease. The regulated heat source can use a segmented mouthpiece to facilitate application of the thermal energy to... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20080008980 - Laser augmented periodontal scaling instruments: An instrument is provided to enables a dental professional to subject a surgical site simultaneously to (1) mechanical cutting, scraping and grinding, and (2) laser trimming and cauterization. As a result, simultaneous removal of diseased tissue and destruction of residual bacteria is enabled. The instrument comprises a hollow shank having,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20080008981 - Abutment set for a dental implant: The invention proposes an abutment set for a dental implant, comprising an abutment post (2) for fixing to a dental implant (1), which abutment post is anatomically pre-configured, and an abutment cap (7), which cap is anatomically pre-configured, and adapted for mounting onto said abutment post without further machining by... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20080008982 - Dental holder: An apparatus for holding a dental prosthesis during preparation of the dental prosthesis, the apparatus comprising: at least one base, the at least one base having an upper surface, at least one pin, and the at least one pin comprising a first end and a second end, the at least... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

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