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Dentistry February patents and inventions 02/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/28/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents and inventions
20080050691 - Anchor apparatus and method for orthodontic appliances: An apparatus and method for anchoring orthodontic appliances or the like in the mouth wherein anchor screws of different constructions are installed in the bone in different areas of the mouth to insure adequate bone contact and retention. Each of the anchor screws has a threaded portion and a washer... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080050692 - System and method for fabricating orthodontic aligners: The present invention is directed to a method of fabricating a successive set of patterns representing incremental stages of an orthodontic treatment plan, and then sending all or a portion of the successive patterns at the same time to the dentist. The dentist is provided with a vacuum machine for... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick, LLC
20080050693 - Non-custom dental treatment trays and mouth guards having improved anatomical features: A non-custom, dental tray device includes a moisture-resistant barrier layer having a labial-buccal wall, a lingual wall, and a bottom wall. The dental tray device includes at least one of the following structural features to enhance the fit of the device; (1) the bottom wall includes an abrupt reduction of... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080050694 - Dental articulator: A dental articulator system including a device and method of forming dental casts. The dental articulator has adjustable ball and socket joints, which are secured in place with a hand tightenable screw. Tightening the screw applies force through a plunger to the ball, impinging the ball against the inner wall... Agent: Keeling Patents And Trademarks
20080050695 - Fountain toothbrush: A toothbrush body includes a handle connected to a head and bristles projecting from the top of the head. A channel runs longitudinally through the body between a first opening and a second opening such that the first opening is in communication with the second opening through the channel. The... Agent: Alfred W. Froebrich, Esq. Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20080050696 - Endodontic instrument extractor tool manufactured from a shape memory material and related kits and methods: An endodontic instrument extractor tool is configured for removing a fragment of a broken endodontic instrument that has become lodged within a root canal of a tooth. The extractor tool comprises an elongate shaft, including a hollow gripping body at a distal end, and a proximal handle portion. The hollow... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080050697 - Endodontic instruments: A method of manufacturing endodontic instruments is disclosed. Each of the instruments includes a substantially non-cutting pilot portion, a relatively short working portion, and a flexible shank portion which is of a substantially smaller average circumferential span than the working portion. The working portion of the instrument has a maximum... Agent: Discus Dental Impressions, Inc.
20080050698 - Carry and drive device and method for dental implant and/or components thereof: A carry and drive device and method for a dental implant or a dental implant component with a driving recess. The device includes a drive end with a configuration substantially matching the drive recess and with an interference surface frictionally engageable with a portion of the driving recess.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080050699 - Dental implant prosthetic device with improved osseointegration and esthetic features: Dental implants made at least in part of a porous tantalum material for enhancing the osseointegration of the dental implant into surrounding bone. For example, there is provided a dental implant which includes a porous tantalum portion and an outer portion having a color generally replicating the color of natural... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20080050700 - Methods and devices for producing dentures: The invention relates to methods and devices for producing denture elements, whereby surface data of a remaining dental area are digitally acquired, at least one molded part, especially a denture element for the remaining dental area, is three-dimensionally designed using the surface data of the remaining dental area acquired and... Agent: Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco
20080050701 - Dental apparatus and method using ozone and an aqueous medium: Apparatus and method for the treatment of dental caries includes a source of oxidizing gas, an aqueous medium and a handpiece for delivering the gas and aqueous medium to a tooth. A cup attached to the handpiece is provided for receiving the gas and exposing a selected area of the... Agent: Walter A. Hackler
20080050702 - Laser based enhaned generation of photoacoustic pressure waves in dental and medical treatments and procedures: A laser tip, and method for the use thereof, is described for utilization in medical and dental applications. Specifically, a tip with an increased photoacoustic wave emission capability is formed by beveling the tip and further enhanced by stripping the adjacent sheath. Preferably, this conic and/or stripped tip section is... Agent: The Halvorson Law Firm02/21/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents and inventions
20080044786 - Orthodontic repositioning appliance: The invention relates to an invisible removable orthodontic repositioning appliance with a lower modulus inner lining for systematically aligning teeth from an initial tooth arrangement to a final tooth arrangement while minimizing propensity for root and bone resorption due to the lower modulus. The aligning of the teeth may be... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080044788 - Double ended lighted dental cleaner: A lighted dental cleaning and inspection device. The device includes a handle having an end including a dental tool and an illumination source positioned and operable to direct light toward a tip portion of the dental tool; and an electrical circuit located substantially within the handle and being operable to... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.
20080044787 - Packaged orthodontic appliance with user-applied adhesive: A packaged assembly includes a container with a chamber and an orthodontic appliance received in the chamber. The assembly also includes a quantity of orthodontic adhesive material that is received on a release surface in the chamber. The appliance is detachably mounted on a support and is relatively movable when... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20080044789 - System for irrigation of a tooth root canal: A system for irrigating a tooth root canal having a manually manipulatible tubular hand piece assembly that includes an ultrasonic generator and a removable angular tubular body terminating in an injection needle dimensioned and configured for insertion into a tooth root canal and a pressure source of irrigation fluid connected... Agent: Paul H. Johnson Gable Gotwals
20080044790 - Ultrasonic dental tool: The present invention relates to ultrasonic dental tools having an insert that includes monitoring mechanism(s) for usage, performance and indication mechanism(s) for replacement. The dental tool includes a dental insert having a transducer for generating ultrasonic vibrations. The ultrasonic dental insert includes a housing and a connecting body having a... Agent: Discus Dental Impressions, Inc.
20080044791 - Interdental brush: The present invention provides an interdental brush and a cap, said brush having a good handling property and a low manufacturing cost, said brush being stored with the cap on while adjusting the brush body at any angle. The handle member 3 supporting the brush body 2 includes a handle... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080044792 - Dental extraction device: A dental extraction device. The dental extraction device includes a quick-release shaft, a pliers assembly pivotably coupled to the quick-release shaft, a handle, a lock mechanism to selectively secure the quick-release shaft in a fixed position relative to the handle, and an adjustment mechanism moveably coupled to the handle. Movement... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20080044793 - Simulated teeth coverings: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are provided of simulated teeth coverings. In one exemplary embodiment, a simulated teeth covering generally includes a forward surface and a rearward surface. At least one hole extends generally from the rearward surface to the forward surface.... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20080044794 - Arrangement and system for anchoring of an implant and installation on the implant or implants: In anchoring of an implant (5, 31) and installation on the implant or implants of a dental structure (37, 50), the respective implant is designed to be recessed in a hole by means of a tightening tool. The latter has first members which can cooperate with corresponding second members on... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080044795 - Implant: An implant (4) is intended to be fitted in a hole (5) formed in a jaw bone (1). The implant comprises an outer surface (9) which can interact with the soft tissue or connective tissue (2) of the jaw bone and which can be placed at the mouth (6) of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080044796 - A teeth whitening system and a method for whitening teeth: A system for whitening teeth is provided. The system includes a whitening composition including an oxidizing compound for application onto teeth of a user. A cheek retractor for opening lips of a user to facilitate application of the whitening composition onto teeth of a user is included in the system.... Agent: Dovas Law P.C.
20080044797 - Inserts for use with oral appliances: The invention describes a modular inset/insert that may be selectively placed in a user prescribed location in a dental device, the purpose of which is to deliver a beneficial agent in a site specific manner. Insert designs for use with an oral appliance are disclosed. One embodiment insert in particular... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik02/14/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents and inventions
20080038683 - Orthodontic bracket: An orthodontic bracket is provided. The bracket comprises a rear wall coming to rest on a buccal or lingual tooth surface; and at least two guide surfaces running at right angles to one another, for guiding an archwire with a rectangular cross section, wherein the at least two guide surfaces... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC
20080038684 - Systems and processes for computationally setting bite alignment: A computational process for determining the appropriate bite alignment of an individual. The system and processes use digital models of the upper teeth, lower teeth and bite impression of an individual. Those models are fitted together in an appropriate bite alignment. The relative movement of the models are tracked mathematically.... Agent: Glenn L. Webb Glenn L. Webb P.C.
20080038685 - Light irradiation device for oral cavity: An object to be solved by the present invention is to provide means for uniformly irradiating oral cavity in a simple and safe manner. The present invention provides an intraoral light irradiation device, wherein an electroluminescence (EL) element is used.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080038686 - Methods and kits for early stage caries detection: Methods and kits are provided for identifying very early stage carious lesions using a detectable probe that binds to the lesion.... Agent: Sonia K. Guterman
20080038687 - Articulating foil comprising a coupling agent: The present invention relates to an articulating paper for use in dentistry, which comprises a support layer that is provided on at least one side with at least one colour layer comprising a colouring pigment, wherein there is present, on at least one colour layer, a layer that has at... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20080038688 - System and method for scanning an intraoral cavity: According to the invention, a method and system are provided for scanning, and for facilitating scanning of, an intraoral cavity. The target parts of the intraoral cavity that it is desired to have scanned are identified, and the spatial relationships between a scanning device and the target parts of the... Agent: Gary M. Nath The Nath Law Group
20080038689 - Disposable mouth props: An improved dental prop that is formed of a slim, cylindrical configuration for bilateral access with voided areas on either end for the purpose of aiding in the comfort of the patient by allowing the patient's jaw to relax during lengthy dental procedures, while effectively articulating the mouth in an... Agent: Sandra Lee Lipkin A Law Corporation
20080038690 - Dental finishing, sanding and/or polishing floss: An abrading dental floss is characterized by dental floss having a dental abrasive on at least a portion thereof suitable for polishing, sanding and/or finishing dental restorative material such as dental resin. The dental abrading material is impregnated into or provided onto the dental floss. In one form, the dental... Agent: Bowman & Associates
20080038691 - Denture adjustment tool: A denture adjustment tool having a body with a substantially oval shape, a burr having a substantially spherical shape disposed at a first end of the body, and the body and the burr having abrasive surfaces.... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.
20080038692 - System and arrangement for production and insertion of a dental bridge structure: A system comprises a computer appliance (7) designed to receive, and to present on screen, first information (12) transmitted from identification equipment (6) and based on detection of a jaw bone structure. Modification information which can be introduced into the computer appliance shows a visual dental bridge structure applied on... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080038693 - 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
20080038694 - Denture attachment system: A denture attachment system (10) comprises an implant member (12) adapted to be secured in a mandible (B) such that a head (20) of the implant member (12) projects out of the mandible (B). A locking mechanism (14) is adapted to be received in a denture (A) so as to... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20080038695 - Treatment prostheses for edentulous dental patients: A treatment prosthesis is specifically designed to be efficiently fabricated without the use of bite rims or interocclusal records, thus resulting in a device that is beneficial in the development and training of patient tissues and muscular structures prior to the fitting of actual dentures. The treatment prosthesis, and the... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20080038696 - Denture system kit and method: To fabricate a new denture from an existing denture, the existing denture for a patient is sensed. The existing denture corresponds to one or more of a mandibular edentulous ridge, maxillary edentulous ridge, and palate of the patient. In addition, a model is generated of the one or more of... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20080038697 - Method of filling root canal with electro-conductive filler:02/07/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents and inventions
20080032251 - Laser carious region ablation: A coolant delivery system of an apparatus in one example creates a layer of coolant over a target area. The target area comprises at least one carious region. A laser generator of the apparatus directs a laser beam to the target area to ablate the at least one carious region.... Agent: Patti, Hewitt & Arezina LLC
20080032254 - Light curing device: The invention relates to a light curing device (10) having a light source (14), which is mounted such that it is thermally conductively connected to a heat sink (12), with electrical components which are fitted to a printed circuit board. The components are at least partially arranged in the cooling... Agent: John C. Thompson
20080032256 - Device and method for forming a custom oral appliance: In one embodiment, a method includes: accessing a bite register with a post, upper and lower dental models, and a fixture having upper and lower plates and a clamp; coupling the register post to the fixture, such that the register post has a first orientation; coupling the upper and lower... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20080032258 - Microimplant placement guide: A microimplant placement guide is disclosed. The microimplant placement guide includes a jig having a through-hole and a guide hole for guiding a dental drill or a microimplant to be inserted into an alveolar bone, a supporting member including a flexible wire which passes through the through-hole of the jig... Agent: Park Law Firm
20080032257 - X-ray reference device and method of use: A dental X-ray reference device comprised of a radiopaque marker having a known dimension and a tooth overlay molding adapted to secure the radiopaque marker in close proximity to a tooth. Also disclosed is a process for measuring teeth for implant placement or root canal treatment. This process comprises the... Agent: Hammer & Hanf, PC
20080032248 - Dental appliance sequence ordering system and method: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing dental appliances, particularly orthodontic appliances, to a patient wherein the patient is easily able to determine the order or sequence in which the appliances should be worn. Typically the appliances are to be worn in a particular sequence to provide desired... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (018563)
20080032249 - Ligature device: Ligature device for orthodontic brackets, consisting of an elastic body with a central portion (5) and two lateral rings (6) positioned on two mesodistal sides of the central portion (5), on opposite sides with respect to the latter, the rings being intended to be stretched to be coupled with the... Agent: Mcglew And Tuttle John James Mcglew
20080032250 - Virtual orthodontic treatment: A method for virtual orthodontic treatment is provided in which a virtual set of orthodontic components is associated, in a virtual space, with a first virtual three-dimensional image of teeth, and then by a set of rules which define the effect of the set of components' teeth, the effect of... Agent: Gary M. Nath The Nath Law Group
20080032253 - Device and method for improving oral health: The present invention relates to a method for improving the oral health of a subject by exposing the oral cavity of the subject to a device comprising a light source that emits a therapeutically effective amount of light. The present invention further relates to devices utilized in exposing light to... Agent: Discus Dental Impressions, Inc.
20080032252 - Illumination system for dental applications: A dental illumination system includes an adjustable lamp head including a source of radiation, which may including IR, visible, and/or UV, is provided with an adjustable mounting device adapted for mounting in such a manner that offers freedom of movement for the patient undergoing the procedure, for example, whitening, so... Agent: Discus Dental Impressions, Inc.
20080032255 - Method and apparatus for monitoring the structure of a tooth: There is described a method o monitoring the structure of a tooth comprising:—placing an electrode carrier, having at least three electrodes, adjacent the tooth such that the electrodes contact at least one of the occlusal, approximal or free smooth surfaces of the tooth; selecting pairs of the carrier electrodes, one... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080032259 - Apparatus for evacuation of root canal: In an endodontic procedure, after the working of a root canal by instruments to remove material and shape the walls of the canal, irrigant is supplied via a microcannula. A vacuum is applied via a tube which is inserted partway down the root canal. The tube and microcannula pass through... Agent: Discus Dental Impressions, Inc.
20080032260 - Dental and medical instruments comprising titanium: Endodontic instruments for use in performing root canal therapy on a tooth are disclosed. In one form, the instruments include an elongate shank having a cutting edge extending from a distal end of the shank along an axial length of the shank. The shank comprises a titanium alloy, and the... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20080032261 - Bearing for dental handpiece: A dental handpiece (10) has a supporting rotor assembly (15) and ball bearings (13, 14) supporting the rotor. Each ball bearing (13, 14) has a plurality of balls (22). Each bearing (13, 14) has an inner race (20) and an outer race (21) and at least the outer race (21)... Agent: Dentsply International Inc
20080032263 - Dental implant system and method: A dental implant system comprising an implant member, an abutment member and a transfer key with cooperatively engaging structures for ensuring proper alignment and orientation of an abutment assembled on the implant member and for preparing an accurate dental impression and mold which represents the implantation site and its relationship... Agent: Notaro And Michalos
20080032262 - Dental implant system and method thereof: A dental implant system comprising an implant member, an abutment member and a transfer key with cooperatively engaging structures for ensuring proper alignment and orientation of an abutment assembled on the implant member and for preparing an accurate dental impression and mold which represents the implantation site and its relationship... Agent: Notaro And Michalos
20080032264 - Implant arrangement: An implant is arranged with a thread which can be exposed to a jaw bone and which has a first extent in the longitudinal direction of the implant. Thread flanks are assigned second extents between the inner and outer peripheries of the thread. Along all or most of the first... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080032265 - Dental cleaning device: An electric toothbrush with a removable brush section having a transponder communicating with a handle portion of the toothbrush via a non-contacting inductive coupling.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20080032266 - Superstructure body for a dental crown superstructure system: The present invention is a superstructure body for a dental crown superstructure system on a treated tooth stump and/or dental root. The treated tooth includes a bore or recess in which the superstructure body is inserted. The superstructure body includes a through-bore which provides access to the root canal of... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLCPrevious industry: Heating
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