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Dentistry June archived by invention type 06/08Below 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. 06/26/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by invention type
20080153050 - Placing an orthodontic element on a tooth surface: A method for comparing between an orthodontic element's actual position on the surface of a tooth and a proper position comprise monitoring the element, the tooth or both once the element and the tooth are proximal to one another by an image acquisition unit which transmits an image to a... Agent: Nath & Associates
20080153051 - Orthodontic hand instrument for detaching brackets from teeth: A hand instrument for detaching orthodontic brackets from a patient's teeth has first jaw, a second jaw and a blade that extends between the first jaw and the second jaw. The blade is received in a channel of a bracket during a debonding procedure, and serves to releasably clamp mesial... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20080153052 - Ligature device for orthodontic brackets: A ligature device for orthodontic brackets comprises an elastic body in the form of two rings integrally connected at their periphery to form a figure eight. The body is stretchable so that each of the rings could be stretched and looped around opposite wings of an orthodontic bracket to trap... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20080153053 - Robot and method for bending orthodontic archwires and other medical devices: A robotic bending apparatus for bending archwires and other types of elongate, bendable medical devices into a desired configuration includes a first gripping tool and a moveable gripping tool. The first gripping tool can be either fixed with respect to a base or table for the robot or positioned at... Agent: Orametrix, Inc.
20080153054 - Shine guide for dental surfaces and method of evaluating shine of a dental surface: A shine guide is disclosed for use in evaluating dental surfaces. The shine guide includes a substrate having an upper surface; and a plurality of gloss sections arranged on the upper surface of the substrate, wherein each of the plurality of gloss sections has a unique reflectivity measured in gloss... Agent: Colgate-palmolive Company
20080153055 - Endodontic reamer and method for manufacturing endodontic reamer and files: An endodontic reamer (10) and a method for manufacturing endodontic reamers (10) and files, more specifically an endodontic reamer (10) having a cylindrical shaft (12) and a working portion (16) extending forward from a removed end of the shaft. The working portion (16) includes, typically, a pair of wedged shaped... Agent: Discus Dental, Llc
20080153056 - Awake airway: mandibular (jaw) thrust feature to enhance a patent airway: The Awake Airway is an oral device designed with two arches to gently hold both the maxillary and mandibular dental arches in a fixed position angled slightly open in such a way as to not stimulate any part of the oral cavity or oropharynx so a fully wide awake user... Agent: Charles C. Baldwin
20080153058 - Lip and cheek expander: A lip and cheek expander for use when performing dental medicine, dental hygiene or dental-documenting activities has two tensioning frames (1, 2) and non-profiled film-like means (3) connecting the tensioning frames (1, 2). When the expander is fitted, the inner tensioning frame (1) inside the oral cavity and the outer... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group
20080153057 - Awake airway: non-stimulating (non-gagging) feature: The Awake Airway is an oral device designed with two arches to gently hold both the maxillary and mandibular dental arches in a fixed position angled slightly open in such a way as to not stimulate any part of the oral cavity or oropharynx so a fully wide awake user... Agent: Charles C. Baldwin
20080153059 - Implant abutment clips: An abutment clip for use in a dental implant system for orienting an abutment relative to features on a patient's teeth and jawbone so that a prosthesis, which is attachable to the abutment, will be correctly oriented. The abutment clip comprises a housing that includes a chamber sized to receive... Agent: Sand & Sebolt
20080153062 - Implant delivery system: An implant delivery system includes a carrier that is attached to an implant. The carrier includes a main body having a lower portion to be attached to the implant and an upper portion. The upper portion includes an internally threaded section having a polygonal internal cross-section. The polygonal cross-section engages... Agent: Daniel J. Burnham Nixon Peabody LLP.
20080153060 - Method for manufacturing a dental prosthesis and the appliance used: The inventive method for producing an implantable dental prosthesis consists in forming a radiological guide whose image positioned on a patient jaw is processable in such a way that it makes it possible to introduce implants and virtual guiding cylinders in a surgically suitable position, in drilling a radiological guide... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080153061 - Method for planning and performing dental treatments: Method for planning and performing dental treatments comprising: an acquisition phase of a set of data relating to the position, to the conformation and to the dimension of at least one site inside the oral cavity of a patient who has to undergo a dental treatment and relating to the... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20080153063 - Dental attachment assembly and method: A dental attachment system has an abutment member configured for attachment to a tooth root, implant, or adjacent tooth, the abutment member having a head and an annular seat adjacent the head. An elastomeric ring is configured for releasable engagement in the seat on the abutment member, and is retained... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20080153065 - Device forming part of a dental screwing arrangement: A device which can be used in dentistry operates with two different screwing functions. The functions can be performed with the aid of at least three different types of screwing tools. With a first screwing function, first and second components are held together, and, with the second screwing function, the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080153064 - Waved implant integrating soft tissue area and osseous tissue area: Disclosed relates to a waved implant integrating a soft tissue area and an osseous tissue area and, more particularly, to a soft tissue area and an osseous tissue area that prevents fine motion of an artificial tooth, intercepts the infiltration of bacteria in the vicinity of the implant and preserves... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20080153066 - Casting abutment for a dental implant: A casting abutment for a dental implant comprising: an apical socket portion, a transition portion bordering coronally on the socket portion, an occlusal portion bordering coronally on the transition portion and having an apical lower rim, wherein the occlusal portion, starting from its lower rim, is provided on its peripheral... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc
20080153067 - Methods for placing an implant analog in a physical model of the patient's mouth: A method of placing a dental implant analog in a physical model for use in creating a dental prosthesis is provided. The physical model, which is usually based on an impression of the patient's mouth or a scan of the patient's mouth, is prepared. The model is scanned. A three-dimensional... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20080153068 - Glass compositions as an antimicrobial additive for dental materials: The invention relates to a use of glass compositions having an antimicrobial and/or disinfectant effect in materials used for restoring teeth, excluding implants.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street
20080153069 - Method, machine-readable medium and computer concerning the manufacture of dental prostheses: The invention relates to a method by which a mold for casting, such as metal casting, of dental prostheses is prepared, with the step of: preparing the mold on the basis of mold model data with a CAM/CAD method. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for the determination of... Agent: Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco06/19/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by invention type
20080145811 - Device, method and kit for determining orthodontic dimensions: A device, method and kit for determining suitable orthodontic/dental dimensions for an individual's teeth as they relate to facial landmarks. The orthodontic dimensions are determined according to the Golden Proportion. The measuring device can be a pair of modified eyeglasses having a gauge thereon in the form of a transparent... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt Llc
20080145812 - Placing an orthodontic element on a tooth surface: A method for comparing between an orthodontic element's actual position on the surface of a tooth and a proper position comprise monitoring the element, the tooth or both once the element and the tooth are proximal to one another by an image acquisition unit which transmits an image to a... Agent: Nath & Associates
20080145813 - Intraoral illumination device: An intraoral illumination device for illuminating the interior cavity of a patient's mouth during a medical procedure. The illumination device includes a bite piece adapted to be engaged by a patient's teeth for resting the patient's jaw during the medical procedure and fixing the device within the patient's mouth. A... Agent: Michael E. Zall
20080145814 - Medical handset and exchangeable nozzle for the same: The present invention relates to a medical handset with a nozzle having at least one nozzle line for supplying a medically active medium, such as for example an air-powder mixture and/or a fluid, in particular for the prophylactic treatment of teeth, wherein the handset has a head part with a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20080145815 - Yankauer suction device with sleeve and wiper: A suction device includes an elongated suction tube having a suction tip at a distal end thereof, and a proximal end that is connectable to a suction source. A collar is slidable along the suction tube from a retracted position to a deployed position. A sleeve is provided having a... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.a.
20080145816 - Yankauer suction device: A suction device includes an elongated suction tube having a suction tip at a distal end thereof, and a proximal end that is connectable to a suction source. A collar is slidable along the suction tube from a retracted position to a deployed position. A sleeve is provided having a... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20080145817 - Closed loop speed control for a pneumatic dental handpiece: A detection system for remotely determining the speed of a rotating tool tip in a pneumatic dental handpiece. A means for detecting the speed of the rotating tool tip monitors a periodic mechanical function at the pneumatic hose connected to the handpiece. The monitored periodic mechanical function serves to provide... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick, Llc
20080145818 - Prophylaxis cup having perlite particles, methods of forming and method of use: A prophylaxis cup formed of a silicone elastomer having perlite particles incorporated therein as an abrasive material. The silicone elastomer and perlite particles are processed in a 3-roll mill so that the perlite particles have a predetermined size and are uniformly dispersed throughout the prophylaxis cup. As the prophylaxis cup... Agent: Mcleod & Moyne, P.c.
20080145819 - Screw-in enossal dental implant: A screw-in enossal dental implant comprising a base body with a thread arrangement which can be multiple-threaded, and notches, in addition to an upper part and a bulged enossal part. The thread arrangement on the base body is defined by parabolic curves forming intersection points outside the area of the... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20080145820 - Method of manufacturing high strength dental restorations: Fiber-reinforced composite posts are produced having high strength and high radiopacity. In a method of manufacturing the fiber-reinforced composite posts, fibers are pulled through filled resin and heat is applied at various steps in the process to provide high strength and optimal radiopacity.... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, Pllc06/12/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by invention type
20080138755 - Dental guard: A custom-fitted dental appliance prevents grinding contact between upper and lower teeth of a wearer. The appliance includes a base member having a generally U-shaped horizontal portion with opposing posterior sections and an anterior section disposed between the posterior sections. The anterior section has an arcuate curvature substantially matching the... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.c.
20080138758 - Brackets: The invention relates to a bracket for fixing to the interior or exterior face of a tooth, the bracket having a base, which lies against the tooth and in which a slot is configured to receive a wire bow. The slot runs essentially perpendicularly in the oral cavity, thus retaining... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.c.
20080138757 - Orthodontic brace with reduced profile: An orthodontic brace includes a set of orthodontic brackets for a dental arch that comprises at least one central incisor bracket, one lateral incisor bracket, and one cuspid bracket. Each bracket of the set lacks occlusal tiewings. Without occlusal tiewings, interferences with opposing teeth are substantially reduced and patient comfort,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20080138756 - Orthondontic bracket with mesial and distal tie wing undercuts: The present invention relates to an improvement to an orthodontic appliance comprising of a bracket (10), which further includes a base portion (12), a body section (24) extending from the base portion (12), and wherein said improved orthodontic appliance comprises of a plurality of edges (14, 16, 18, 20) and... Agent: Law Offices Of Albert Wai-kit Chan
20080138759 - Eyelet for coil spring and methods associated therewith: An orthodontic appliance for orthodontic treatment includes first and second eyelets connected to coil spring at each end of the coil spring, thereby forming a double eyelet and spring unit. In one embodiment, a connector for detachably attaching a spring to an orthodontic appliance includes a means for engaging an... Agent: Sheridan Ross Pc
20080138760 - Systems and methods for substituting virtual dental appliances: Systems and methods are disclosed for performing virtual treatment using one or more dental appliances by receiving a digital model of a dental appliance; selecting a standard position and orientation; and mapping the digital model of the dental appliance to the standard position and orientation.... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , Pllc
20080138761 - Apparatus and methods for treating tooth root canals: Systems and methods provide for automated, cyclic delivery and evacuation of a treatment or irrigation solution from a tooth root pulp chamber and pulp canals. A manifold has a base member sized and configured to rest on a crown of an instrumented tooth and a top member sized and configured... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20080138762 - Instrument shaft for a rotating instrument: A dental instrument shaft for a rotating instrument made of a ceramic material includes a cylindrical shaft end having a center axis and a flat driving area arranged in parallel to the center axis, wherein a groove having a cross-section shaped as a pitch circle is formed at a transition... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.c.
20080138763 - Sleeve for dental articulator and method of using the same: The present invention broadly comprises a sleeve for a dental articulator having upper and lower jaws operatively arranged to simulate a human mouth, the sleeve including an enclosure having a mounting surface and at least one open end, the enclosure arranged to substantially cover and releasably engage the upper or... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, Pllc
20080138764 - Fluid and laser system: A fluid conditioning system is adapted to condition the fluid used in medical and dental cutting, irrigating, evacuating, cleaning, and drilling operations. The fluid may be conditioned by adding flavors, antiseptics and/or tooth whitening agents such as peroxide, medications, and pigments. In addition to the direct benefits obtained from introduction... Agent: Kenton R. Mullins Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins, LLP
20080138765 - Mixing tip for dental materials: A tip (10) for the dispensing of materials includes a housing (11) having first and second chambers (12, 13) contained therein. The chambers (12, 13) communicate with a mixing reservoir (19) and a hollow barrel (21). The hollow barrel (21) has an output orifice (51) and is in fluid communication... Agent: Dentsply International Inc
20080138766 - Dental guard: A custom-fitted dental appliance prevents grinding contact between upper and lower teeth of a wearer. The appliance includes a base member having a generally U-shaped horizontal portion with opposing posterior sections and an anterior section disposed between the posterior sections. The anterior section has an arcuate curvature substantially matching the... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.c.
20080138767 - Method and system for improving dental esthetics: A method and system for improving dental esthetics. Specifically, the method includes providing a polymeric shell dental appliance of a type that is removably placeable over a patient's dentition. The polymeric shell dental appliance comprises a concave trough which conforms to at least one tooth when placed over the patient's... Agent: Align Technology C/o Wagner Blecher LLP
20080138768 - Coated dental powder: The present invention relates to an inorganic dental powder, coated with at least one layer comprising inorganic and/or organic substances or consisting thereof, and to a process for its preparation.... Agent: Friedrich Kueffner
20080138769 - Mold assembly for manufacturing tooth and method for molding the same: The present invention relates to a mold assembly for manufacturing tooth and a method for molding the same, comprising a tooth model, a model-binding plate, fixing pins, and a base member, wherein said model-binding plate is a flat plate made of synthetic resin that has a form of which one... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080138770 - Light activated tooth whitening composition and method of using same: The tooth whitening compositions of the present invention include an oxidizing compound and an accelerator. The oxidizing compound and the accelerator may be administered in the same or different composition. The present invention further relates to a method of whitening teeth includes contacting the tooth enamel surface of a patient... Agent: Discus Dental, Llc
20080138771 - Soft polymer dental sheet and processes therefor: The present invention is a sheet comprised of PTFE material manufactured to specifications, and processes therefore. Use of the sheet improves a number of dental procedures where interposed between contacting dental surfaces because the sheet readily deforms under pressure. As such, it does not substantially interfere with the occlusion of... Agent: Eric J. Knutson
20080138772 - Instrument for delivery of optical energy to the dental root canal system for hidden bacterial and live biofilm thermolysis: Systems, processes, techniques, and apparatus are described for thermolytic eradication of bacteria and biofilm in the root canal of a human tooth involve an elongated and flexible optical probe and a laser oscillator that provides the probe with near infrared energy. The optical probe can be sufficiently long for insertion... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP06/05/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by invention type
20080131831 - Dual cylindrical arch wire assembly for applying torque: An arch wire assembly for use in light force orthodontic treatment techniques which includes the ability to provide a torquing force to selected teeth. The arch wire assembly includes an arch wire comprising first and second cylindrical arch wire bodies extending between a first end and a second end. The... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080131832 - Methods and systems for treating teeth: A system for repositioning teeth comprises a plurality of individual appliances used with braces. The appliances are configured to be placed successively on the patient's teeth and to incrementally reposition the teeth from an initial tooth arrangement, through a plurality of intermediate tooth arrangements, and to a final tooth arrangement.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (018563)
20080131833 - Surface mapping and generating devices and methods for surface mapping and surface generation: A surface mapping and generating device which has devices for the process and/or cost optimization, in particular raw material recovery devices, an automatic control of the intensity of a used laser light, devices for carrying out a calibrating procedure by evaluating overlap errors at matching points, devices for archiving especially... Agent: Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco
20080131835 - Medical handpiece with a lighting device: There is disclosed a medical handpiece, in particular a dental handpiece, having a lighting device which comprises at least one optical semiconductor element, whereby the at least one optical semiconductor element is arranged at least partially in the interior of the handpiece and is detachably connected to the handpiece. On... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20080131834 - Photocatalysis process toothbrush: A photocatalysis process toothbrush comprising a handle with a grip at a proximal end and a head at a distal end thereof. The head has at least one group of bristles and at least one blue light emitter is provided on an upper surface of the head for emitting blue... Agent: Davis Bujold & Daniels, P.l.l.c.
20080131836 - Use of integrating sphere technology to provide uniform, high-intensity light, and wavelength mixing from light emitting diodes: An illumination device including an integrating sphere and at least one light source. The integrating sphere is hollow and houses the at least one light source in it. The light source can be manipulated between a first configuration and a second configuration. The illumination device emits a first spectrum of... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. Pc
20080131837 - Arrangement for the detection of surface contours on objects, especially in the field of dentistry: An arrangement for the detection of surface contours of objects, especially in the field of dentistry, for generating a virtual 3D model, having an energy source, whose energy output is directed onto the surface of the object in order to deliver energy into the object. A sensor is provided on... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.c.
20080131838 - Measured object mounting tool and production method of three-dimensional shape data of dental prosthesis using that tool: A measured object mounting tool 2 for producing a three-dimensional shape data comprises a placing part 2b at the lower face of a cylindrical part 2a, an inclined part 2c at a boundary between the side face and the upper face of the cylindrical part 2a, and a pillar part... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080131839 - Apparatus and method for removing enamel from a person's tooth: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for removing enamel from a person's tooth includes a blade portion and a handle portion. The blade portion includes an abrasive surface adapted to remove enamel from the tooth in response to reciprocating movement of the abrasive surface against the enamel of the tooth.... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p.
20080131840 - Implant root for tooth implanting: An improved implant root for tooth implanting, a coarse threaded portion of the implant root is formed to have at least two helical treating surfaces each with an HA coating (covered with hydroxyapatite) and each extending in the vertical direction. The areas of the HA coatings can thus be increased... Agent: Sinorica, Llc
20080131841 - Method and system for designing and producing dental prostheses and appliances: A virtual model of an intraoral cavity is provided, wherein this process is initialized by a dental clinic, and the design and manufacture of a suitable dental prosthesis for the intraoral cavity is shared between a dental lab and a service center.... Agent: Nath & Associates
20080131842 - Multiple grip dental handle: This invention is unique in that it is reverse-engineered and designed from the perspectives of ergonomics, sports, fitness, and disability as well as from a hygiene perspective. It was designed by forming a moldable material into multiple oral hygiene and dental fitness grip styles superimposed onto each other such that... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20080131843 - Light-activated tooth whitening method: A method of whitening teeth comprises the steps of contacting a stained tooth surface with an organic metal-ligand complex and an oxidizing compound and exposing the stained tooth surface to actinic radiation.... Agent: Discus Dental, Llc
20080131844 - Training toothbrush having a pivoting brush head: A training toothbrush for children comprising a body portion that includes a head portion, a handle, and a brush assembly that is configured to engage with and pivot upon the body portion. A camming mechanism, such as an oblique or curvilinear channel that receives a tracking element, is disposed between... Agent: Dunlap Codding & Rogers, P.c.
20080131845 - Direct press on veneer: A direct resin veneer (2) for creating a veneer on a tooth surface comprising a thin planar expanse of an uncured restorative material, or direct resin veneer (4). The veneer (4) has a generally tooth configuration that is generously sized to permit adequate coverage for any tooth. Adhered to at... Agent: Brian D. Viscomi
20080131846 - Multi-component dental appliances: Dental appliances including multiple components and a system and method for constructing the same are disclosed herein. The dental components are designed to fit together to form the dental appliance. The components of the dental appliance are electronically modeled, printed, and pressed sequentially, separately, or as a unitary piece. Forming... Agent: Merchant & Gould Pc
20080131847 - Colored dental post: A dental post includes a composite material such as long fibers embedded in a resin matrix, and is able to transmit visible radiation when it is lit by a dental lamp to ensure polymerization of a product for setting in a tooth's root canal. The post, which has a specific... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PcPrevious industry: Heating
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