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01/29/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090029309 - Orthodontic force module: An orthodontic force mechanism includes a jack screw having a pair of ends, at least one of which is threaded, and a central spindle between the ends, which spindle has two intersecting radial through-holes therein. A pair of nut housings are mounted on the end portions of the jack screw,... Agent: Philip G. Meyers Philip G. Meyers Law Office

20090029310 - Dental models and series of dental models, and methods and apparatus for making and using same: Methods of making a series of dental models, as well as devices and systems for making a series of dental models, are described. In general, these methods and systems describe a manual and visual method of manipulating tooth models to form the series of digital models. Also described are methods... Agent: Gilbreth & Associates, P.c.

20090029311 - Method and apparatus for whitening teeth: An apparatus (1) for use in whitening teeth comprises support means (7) for being worn on a person's body, a source of radiant heat (9) and position adjusting means (5) connected to said source (9) and said support means (7) for enabling the source (9) to be adjusted to and... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090029312 - Handpiece and method for preventing occurence of sucking back in the handpiece: A handpiece and a method for driving the handpiece are provided in which a sucking-back problem can be prevented with a simple structure. The handpiece 10 has a gripping portion 11 to be gripped by an operator, a head 15 mounted at a distal end of the gripping portion; and... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20090029314 - Apparatus and method for vertical positioning of dental implants: A positioning device is used to place an implant in the proper vertical position within the soft tissue and bone, provide space for subsequent procedures, and create a proper emergence profile for the final restoration. The lower portion of the positioning device has substantially the same outer shape as that... Agent: Evan M. Kent, Esq. Mitchell, Silberburg & Knupp

20090029316 - Magnetically implantable prosthetic device and method to shorten healing time, enhance bone fusion, and retard bacterial growth: Disclosed is a prosthetic implant comprising an implantable magnetic base structure that supports or couples with a prosthetic suprastructure for implantation in a mammal to fulfill a prosthetic need. The implantable base more quickly fuses with surrounding tissue or bone with the aid of a magnetic field. The suprastructure abuts... Agent: Lawrence Harbin Mcintyre Harbin & King LLP

20090029315 - Method for manufacturing dental implant and dental implant: A dental implant capable of reliably preventing elution of metal when the dental implant is applied within an oral cavity and capable of reliably preventing occurrence of mismatching (bumpy occlusion or the like) when the dental implant is fixed in place, and a method for manufacturing the dental implant are... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090029313 - Simplified implant cap for tooth implant: An implant cap that may fit with a post includes an opened face contacting a tooth socket and having an opening, a closed face opposite to the opened face, and a penetrating portion communicating with the opening and having a diameter corresponding to that of the post. The cap serves... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, Pllc

20090029319 - Components for permanent removable and adjustable dentures and bridges: A locking cap for dental implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The locking caps are ovoidal in plan view and may be formed of materials, such as non-adherent polymers, that are rigid, but softer than the material of the dental implant.... Agent: Paul J. Sutton, Esq., Barry G. Magidoff, Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090029318 - Dental implant and method for manufacturing dental implant: A dental implant capable of reliably preventing elution of metal when the dental implant is applied within an oral cavity and capable of reliably preventing occurrence of mismatching (bumpy occlusion or the like) when the dental implant is fixed in place, and a method for manufacturing the dental implant are... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090029317 - Method for manufacturing dental implant and dental implant: A dental implant capable of reliably preventing elution of metal when the dental implant is applied within an oral cavity and capable of reliably preventing occurrence of mismatching (bumpy occlusion or the like) when the dental implant is fixed in place, and a method for manufacturing the dental implant are... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090029320 - Extracoronal attachment and method for the production thereof: The extracoronal attachment comprises a female part (65), which is to be connected to the dental prosthesis, and a male part, which can be fastened to a natural tooth or implant and which has an approximal part (51). The approximal part has, on each of two opposite longitudinal sides, at... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090029321 - Method for maufacturing dental implant and dental implant: A dental implant capable of reliably preventing elution of metal when the dental implant is applied within an oral cavity and capable of reliably preventing occurrence of mismatching (bumpy occlusion or the like) when the dental implant is fixed in place, and a method for manufacturing the dental implant are... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090029322 - Use of stem cells, method of tissue engineering, use of dental tissues and tooth biological substitute: The present invention is related to the use of stem cells of an animal species for obtainment of biological tooth substitute, in whole or in parts, to be implanted in organism of the same animal strain, wherein said stem cells can be adult cells. The present invention still aims to... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090029323 - Retractable interproximal brush: There are provided a device and a method for cleaning teeth. The device comprises a brush, a shaft connected to the brush, a neck surrounding the shaft along a substantial portion of the length of the shaft, and a controller coupled to the shaft at the end of the shaft... Agent: Brenda Pomerance Law Office Of Brenda Pomerance

20090029324 - Methods and devices for fixed dental restoration: This invention relates to methods and devices for restoring teeth using fixed restorations. In particular, the invention provides a system, kit, and devices for the management of interproximal areas for traditional cementation and/or bonding of dental crowns, onlays, inlays, veneers and bridges. In the method, a barrier is positioned in... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090023106 - Teeth treatment device: A tray device for use in treating a patient's teeth using a pattern formed from dental wax having a length and height sufficient to cover the patient's teeth. The pattern is packaged in a packaging platform for forming a tray shaped device by pressing the pattern on the platform to... Agent: John S. Munday Law Offices Of John S. Munday

20090023107 - Dental instruments with stress relief: The present invention relates to a unique solution for relieving repetitive stress to dental professionals during the course of a day and is directed to sets of identical instruments, having handles made with varying diameters for grasping, designed to be used interchangeably throughout the day, thus cutting down on the... Agent: Discus Dental, Llc

20090023108 - Bearing for dental handpiece: A dental handpiece (10) has a rotor (15) and a ball bearing assembly (14) supporting the rotor (15). The ball bearing assembly (14) has at least one ball (22). The bearing (14) has an inner (20) and an outer race (21), and the outer race (21) has an increased outer... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20090023109 - Bone anchor fixture for a medical prosthesis: A screw-shaped anchoring fixture for anchoring a prosthesis in the skull bone. The anchoring fixture comprises a main body configured to be implanted into the bone and a flange configured to function as a stop to prevent the main body from completely penetrating through the bone. The main body comprises... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090023110 - Tooth implant and abutment for such a tooth implant: The invention relates to a tooth implant (10) for application in the human jaw bone, with a cylindrical bore (20), which is open toward a distal end (16) and is designed to receive a longitudinal portion of an abutment (50), wherein a first longitudinal portion (22) of the bore (20)... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090023112 - Addressable matrices/cluster blanks for dental cad/cam systems and optimization thereof: A cluster mill blank includes a framework constructed to cooperate with a blank holder of an existing CAD/CAM system, and a plurality of sub-blanks attached to the framework forming an addressable matrix or cluster blank. CAD/CAM systems including such a framework, as well as associated methods are described.... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, Pllc

20090023111 - Method for vertical positioning of dental implants: A positioning device is used to place an implant in the proper vertical position within the soft tissue and bone, provide space for subsequent procedures, and create a proper emergence profile for the final restoration. The lower portion of the positioning device has substantially the same outer shape as that... Agent: Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp

20090023113 - Dental appliance on-line ordering including display of end product image and mold three-dimensional scanning for digital transmission: A method for on-line manufacturing of a dental appliance for the mouth of a patient, includes the steps providing a menu of questions to a user soliciting specifying information for specifying a manufacturing process to manufacture the dental appliance for the patient and producing a dental model of said mouth... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090023115 - Dental filling material: The invention concerns a dental filling material with dual hardening mechanism, wherein i) a first hardening mechanism is based on a photocuring reaction, preferably a radical reaction, and ii) a second hardening mechanism is dependent on H2O as a reactant, especially as a ligand. Preferably, the second hardening mechanism is... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090023114 - Tooth preparation solution and method: A method of preparing teeth for the adhesion of a component includes applying to at least one tooth a solution of liquid phosphoric acid and an abrasive such as pumice, removing the solution, and applying an adhesive for placing a component on the teeth.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090017410 - Digital orthodontic appliance coupling matrix: A digital orthodontic treatment planning system provides a practitioner with digital representations of at least a part of a tooth of a patient and at least part of a coupling matrix within a three-dimensional environment. By interacting with the system, orthodontic practitioners are able to visualize a coupling matrix that... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090017411 - Narrow ceramic self-ligating orthodontic bracket: A ceramic orthodontic bracket has a centrally located clip for retaining an archwire in an archwire slot. The body of the bracket includes a mesial section, a distal section, and a bridge section, wherein the bridge section extends through, and retains, the clip. The bridge section also includes a recess... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090017412 - Crimp stop and method of making the same: A crimp stop is made of a U-shaped cross-section member made of a metal material, the member being annealed to soften the metal material. The crimp stop can be made by a process for including forming a metal material into a member having a U-shaped cross-section, annealing the member by... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090017413 - Orthodontic bracket assembly: An orthodontic assembly is adapted for attaching an archwire to a tooth. The assembly includes a body having a bracket and a base, wherein the bracket is adapted to be coupled to an archwire. The bracket and base are integrally formed as a single piece of material. An attachment portion... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 64046

20090017414 - Dental handpiece: The present invention relates to a dental handpiece (1; 1′) which comprises a body (3) intended to be held by an operator, such as a dentist or dental hygienist, an implement (9) being able to be fitted in a front part of the body (3) so that the operator is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090017415 - Heated dental mirror: Sanitary dental mirror made of stainless steel or high-grade aluminum heated dental mirror powered by disposable AAA batteries and sealed with O-Rings. The heated mirror surface doesn't require constant rubbing on smocks and/or napkins to remove moisture vapor that collects due to the temperature differential between the metal mirror and... Agent: Steven L. Cornelius

20090017416 - In situ illuminator system for dental use: n

20090017417 - Heated mouthpiece: An application for a heated mouthpiece includes a mouthpiece section for insertion into the mouth of a user and a heat retention mass connected to the mouthpiece section and in thermal contact with the mouthpiece section whereby external heat provided to the heat retention mass before insertion into the mouth... Agent: Larson And Larson

20090017418 - Dental implant surgical guide: A prefabricated dental implant surgical guide. The implant surgical guide comprises a tooth shaped contour which simulates a natural tooth and the final prosthesis. The tooth shaped contours can be shaped to match any tooth found in the mouth. The system further comprises apical posts which protrude from the apical... Agent: Roberts, Mardula & Wertheim, LLC

20090017419 - Cannula for flushing a tooth root canal, and flushing device comprising the same: A cannula (20) is disclosed, for the flushing of narrow tooth root canals, the cannula tube (46) of which comprises an axially long opening (66) at the end thereof. The length of the opening (66) can in practice be about 7 mm.... Agent: Factor & Lake Micheal D Lake

20090017420 - Gingival cord applicator for dental crown preparation: A gingival cord application tool is also disclosed which facilitates the separation of the gingiva from the tooth prior to the taking of the impression of the prepared tooth for purposes of crown fabrication. A truncated conical dental drill bit is also disclosed to facilitate the preparation of a tooth... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull

20090017421 - Method of preparing an artificial dental prosthetic and seating thereof: An artificial dental prosthetic constructed of a curable resinous dental composition, and a method for preparing and seating the artificial dental prosthetic onto at least one implant in a patient's mouth. The method of preparing the artificial dental prosthetic and seating thereof may be applied to any situation in which... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian

20090017422 - Method, system, and apparatus for dental appliance with active ingredients for multiple applications: Embodiments of teeth and related gum cell treatment are described generally herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.... Agent: Richman And Associates

20090017423 - Droplet jet system for cleansing: The system includes a reservoir for fluid; a droplet generator for creating a stream of fluid droplets from the fluid wherein the velocity of the stream of droplets is within a range of 20 meters per second to 200 meters per second and the size of the droplets is within... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090011380 - Dental medical tool: A dental medical tool comprises a coupler and a hollow grip correspondingly connected with each other, wherein the coupler contains a groove for receiving a dynamo therein, and includes an air inlet and an air outlet both communicating with the groove, and the dynamo couples with a light emitting element... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090011381 - Mechanical device for use in orthodontics: The invention relates to a mechanical device for use in orthodontics. The inventive device essentially comprises a base (2) which is cemented onto a tooth (1) and a cap or closure element (3) which is mounted on the base (2). According to the invention, the device has the following functional... Agent: Defillo & Associates, Inc.

20090011382 - Surgical drill guide and index system: b. a set of rotational position indicators on the tissue and mouth sides respectively of the base part for each of the drill guide holes, the rotational position indicators of each set being at the same rotational position about the central axis of the drill guide hole.... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090011383 - Extrasonic scaler: An extrasonic scaler includes a triangulate straight scaler, a leftward bent arc-shaped triangulate scaler, a rightward bent arc-shaped triangulate scaler, a leftward bent distal-hoe semi-triangulate scaler, a rightward bent distal-hoe semi-triangulate scaler, a leftward bent mesial-hoe semi-triangulate scaler, and a rightward bent mesial-hoe semi-triangulate scaler. Thus, the extrasonic scaler is... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090011384 - Dental implant for a jaw with reduced bone volume and improved osseointegration features: A dental implant has a body with a porous metal portion for engaging bone. The porous metal portion has an outer coronal to apical height and an outer diameter. Both the height and diameter are about 4 mm to about 6 mm. This permits the implant to be placed on... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090011386 - Measuring device and method for the 3d-measurement of dental models: A scanning system 1 for carrying out 3D scanning of dental models 2 in a scanning direction V, comprising a holding device 3 for a whole jaw model 2, wherein the whole jaw model 2 spans an occlusal plane E over a line-shaped mandibular arch 2.2, further comprising a base... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20090011385 - Non-invasive method for treating periodontal disease: The present invention is a method of non-invasive treatment of periodontal disease using ultrasonic waves. The treatment involves placing a tray, covering a metal fork, over the arch intended to be treated. The tray holds the metal fork to the teeth and gingival surface. The metal fork is connected to... Agent: Geoffrey E. Dobbin, Patent Attorney

20090011387 - Method and composition for adhering to tooth structure: A dental adhesive composition has an adhesive component and an activator component. The adhesive composition has a volatile organic solvent component, one or more polymerizable (meth)acrylate compounds optionally containing fillers, and a polymerization photoinitiator. The adhesive component may also be a substantially homogeneous mixture of one or more polymerizable (meth)acrylate... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20090011388 - Self-etching dental compositions and methods: The present invention is directed to dental compositions that can be used as adhesives for bonding a dental material to a dental structure surface and/or as a dental restorative material. The dental composition is preferably applied to a dental structure surface under conditions effective to etch the dental structure surface.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090004616 - Constructive disposition introduced in supporting pieces for orthodontic elastic rings: A constructive disposition introduced in supporting pieces for orthodontic elastics such that the present invention is related with a stem (1) of those types used by professionals in the orthodontic field to house elastics (E) in ligatures and other purposes. Said stem (1) is a metallic piece with a thickness... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa

20090004617 - Self-ligating orthodontic brackets and orthodontic bracket systems: Self-ligating orthodontic brackets and bracket systems. The orthodontic bracket includes a contact point on its bracket body and a contact point on a movable member used to self-ligate an archwire in an archwire slot defined in the bracket body. The contact points are arranged such that different portions of a... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090004618 - Orthodontic hand tools for use with a self-ligating orthodontic bracket and methods for using such orthodontic hand tools: Orthodontic hand tools and methods for using the orthodontic hand tools in conjunction with self-ligating orthodontic brackets. The orthodontic hand tool includes a tip configured to contact a contact point on a bracket body of the bracket and to also contact a contact point on a movable member coupled with... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090004619 - Self-ligating orthodontic bracket and devices for deploying same: An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth includes a bracket body having an archwire slot adapted to receive the archwire therein and a movable member engaged with the bracket body and movable between an opened position and a closed position. A securing mechanism is configured to secure... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090004620 - Surface treating device and surface treating method: A surface treating method for treating a tooth surface and a surface treating device thereof are provided. First, a working gas is filled into a tube. Next, a voltage is provided to the working gas for exciting the working gas into plasma. After that, the plasma is discharged through an... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090004621 - Endodontic irrigation system: 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 to irrigate and clean the canal. A fluid is applied via a tube which is inserted partway down the root canal and a vacuum... Agent: Discus Dental, LLC

20090004622 - Dental, dental-medical or dental-technical handpiece with electric motor: In a dental, dental-medical or dental-technical handpiece, having an elongate grip sleeve there are provided at the rearward end of the grip sleeve coupling elements for the connection of the handpiece to a supply hose to be connected with a dental supply arrangement, and there are provided at the forward... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090004623 - Suckback prevention device for single use high-speed turbine dental drill handpiece: A suckback prevention device for single use high-speed turbine dental drill handpiece, installed at the side assembled with the drilling needle of the head housing of the high-speed turbine dental drill handpiece which comprises a head, a drilling needle (3), a front handle (1), and a back handle (2). A... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20090004624 - Piezo insert and piezo packer for operating an implant surgical operation using piezoelectric device: The invention concerns a piezo insert and a piezo packer for implant surgical operation with a piezoelectric device. The piezo insert according to the invention consists of a piezo insert body one end of which is inserted in and fixed to a hand piece of the piezoelectric main device; an... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20090004625 - Dental drilling assembly: A dental drilling assembly comprises a drill (30) and a bushing (40) which is mounted, or mountable, coaxially with the drill (30). The bushing (40) can be inserted with the drill (30) into a bore hole of a surgical template and can similarly be removed from the bore hole when... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090004626 - Multi-cortial dental implant anchor, dental implant kit and template: A multi-cortical implant anchor for use with a dental implant having a generally elongate shank and a grippable region formed at a predetermined portion thereof, the implant anchor comprises a first elongate member and a second elongate member connected therebetween via a bridge member to generally form a member having... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090004627 - Dental material and composite dental material formed by using hydroxy apatite: It is intended to provide a dental material formed by using a hydroxy apatite, which is suitable for performing the guided bone regeneration (GBR) method in the implant therapy of dentistry. Also, it is intended to provide a composite dental material which is a bioabsorbable film provided integrally with hydroxy... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090004628 - Tissue desensitizing system and method: A method and device for controlling the pain of a periodontal ligament injection, and other minor medical and dental procedures. The device desensitizes the tissues utilizing cold, vibration, or both. The method is useful for injections, small biopsies, intraosseous drilling, blood sampling, and so on.... Agent: Eric J. Knutson

20090004629 - Aesthetic dental arch laminates and adhesive: The invention relates to a dental kit and method for comfortably improving oral aesthetics, including one or more thin aesthetic dental arch laminates and a non-toxic tackification adhesive. The one or more thin aesthetic dental arch laminates is configured for comfortable, easy, reusable application, adhered to a person's teeth by... Agent: Marc E. Hankin, Esq.

20090004630 - Strengthened ceramic restoration: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a full-ceramic dental restoration, comprising heat pressing of a tooth coloured pressing glass on a fully or partially supporting structure of yttria doped tetragonal zirconia (YTZP), comprised of yttria doped tetragonal zirconia ceramic having a grain size, as measured... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20090004631 - Dental examination and treatment tool: The invention relates to a Dental examination or treatment tool. the tool comprises at least one lumen in which at least one imaging catheter is or can be accommodated for recording image data of an examination or treatment area.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

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