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Dentistry March listing by industry category 03/09

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03/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090081602 - Automatic maxillary expander and transfering apparatus: An automatic Maxillary Expander, which is a bone-borne distractor for expanding the maxillary bone in adult and adolescents having transversal maxillary hypoplasia. It fixes itself to the palatal vault in a way without any need for screwing, by the asymmetrical triangular prism-shaped spikes on the anterior, posterior columns. Both being... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090081603 - Orthodontic bracket:

20090081604 - Method for repositioning teeth: A method for positioning teeth is provided. The method includes receiving a dental impression kit at an address of the dental patient. The dental impression kit includes a first dental impression tray, a mixable dental impression material, and instructions for taking an impression of the patient's teeth. The method also... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

20090081605 - Photodynamic therapy device adapted for use with scaler: The present invention provides a scaler light delivery device comprising a light delivery tip and a light delivery assembly comprising a housing member, a light source and an electronic assembly comprising magnetic means, a rectifier and current control means, wherein the light delivery tip is in secured but removable communication... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC

20090081606 - Dental matrix band holder and procedure: A matrix band holder includes contour surfaces on the clamphead corresponding to a pre-contoured matrix band so that the concave shape of the band is maintained as it is tightened against the tooth. The clamp further includes a tethered outward-tension horseshoe-shaped spring with downward-facing perpendicular ends that force the band... Agent: Gregory J. Gore

20090081607 - Dental rinsing unit: The invention relates to a cleaning container (12) comprising an inlet (120) which is connected to the water container (11), and an outlet for connecting a suction tube (43), the outlet (122) being embodied as a hydrant (124) for a suction handpiece (42) applied to the suction tube (43). The... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090081608 - Instruments 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) of... Agent: Douglas J. Hura Dentsply International Inc.

20090081610 - Dental prophylaxis devices: The present invention is directed to dental prophylaxis devices that improve portability, maneuverability and aid in retaining clean conditions for use on dental patients, particularly to dental handpieces. The present invention is also directed prophylaxis or prophy angles for use with such handpieces. In general, a dental prophylaxis device includes... Agent: Discus Dental, LLC

20090081609 - Disposable prophy angle grip: A disposable prophy angle for mounting on a powered dental handpiece with an elastomeric grip where the elastomer of the grip is disposed along the back of the neck, the back of the shoulder, and about the base of the device so that the prophy angle may be comfortably grasped... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090081611 - Methods, devices, systems, assemblies, and kits for tissue retraction in an oral cavity: Provided herein is a retraction device for retracting soft tissue from the dental surfaces in the oral cavity of a patient. The retraction device is comprised of a topology conformable structure, where the topology conformable structure is adaptable to be delivered to the oral cavity in a constrained shape. The... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090081612 - Implant: An implant (5) can be fitted in an implantation site in a hole (4) formed in a jaw bone (1) where it is exposed to an impinging force or impinging forces (F1, F2). The implant can comprise one or more peripherally extending surfaces (5d) which are arranged at its upper/outer... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090081613 - Implant analog: Implant analog for custom production of prosthetic superstructures for inserted dental implants, inserted into a master cast directly or indirectly via a model sleeve comprising an implant head equipped with elements to hold and fasten an implant system; a base of said implant analog having a cross section that tapers... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090081614 - Orthodontic implant system: Herein is described an orthodontic implant system with a screw implant of elongated body with a first section that is provided with a thread for the anchoring in a jawbone and a second section for protruding from the jawbone and a detachable head to be joined to the screw implant.... Agent: Walter A. Hackler, Ph.d. Patent Law Office

20090081615 - Method of registering a dental model on a tray base: A method for registering a dental model on a tray base includes obtaining a dental model that is an impression of at least some of a patient's teeth; disposing the dental model on a tray base; drilling at least one registration pin hole from a bottom of the tray base,... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090081617 - Display interface target positioning tool: A target positioning tool for use during the scanning of a dental preparation enables an operator to ensure that the preparation is always properly positioned. In one embodiment, the tool comprises an outer circle and a pair of arcs that are positioned back-to-back. The arcs enable the operator to correctly... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson

20090081616 - Method and device for producing dental prosthesis elements: The invention relates to a method for producing a dental prosthesis element (7), according to which the dental prosthesis element (7) is manually reworked. Construction data (17, 17′, 17″) relating to the dental prosthesis element to be produced is recorded together with measurement data (7′) relating to the dental prosthesis... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20090081618 - System and method for immediate loading of fixed hybrid dental prostheses: Disclosed are apparatus and methods to facilitate the immediate loading of a hybrid prosthesis into the mouth of a patient, thereby avoiding the traditional delay of several months for such devices.... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP

03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090075226 - Orthodontic brackets: Polymeric resin matrix phase (thermoplastic, thermosetting or biomass) is reinforced with fiber filament or fine particles to enhance the mechanical properties (particularly, bending strength and bending stiffness), impact strength while keeping its original transparency. Plastic brackets (either previously reinforced as mentioned above or un-reinforced) can be surface-treated by plasma coating... Agent: Law Offices Of Eugene M. Cummings, P.C.

20090075227 - Orthodontic bracket and clip release tool: A clip release tool with a first and second projection, for releasing a clip from a main bracket body of an orthodontic bracket while regulating movement or deformation of the clip, and a related method, and a method of attaching a clip to an orthodontic bracket main body using a... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090075228 - Dental observation apparatus: Caries located at a position that cannot be directly viewed, such as one of the adjacent surfaces between teeth, can be observed with high contrast, and the spread and the degree of invasion of the caries can be observed. A dental observation apparatus has: an irradiating unit radiating illumination light... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090075229 - Probes and biofluids for treating and removing deposits from tissue surfaces: An endodontic probe is used to perform disinfection procedures on target tissues within root canal passages and tubules. The endodontic probe can include an electromagnetic radiation emitting fiber optic tip having a distal end and a radiation emitting region disposed proximally of the distal end. According to one aspect, the... Agent: Kenton R. Mullins Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins, LLP

20090075230 - Teething ring: A dental device has a U-shaped carrier with at least one channel for embracing an arch of teeth. The carrier has recessed insets in the channel. Discrete inserts carrying a beneficial agent can fit into the insets and release the agent gradually. When the device is used in a primarily... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090075231 - Dental/medical oral irrigation system: A method and device delivers a medicament to a selected tissue for treatment of the tissue, plaque and biofilm included. In the device, a first reservoir member is used to connect to a fluid source. Further, a second reservoir member engages the first reservoir member to define a chamber for... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20090075232 - Coupling system for hand instruments for dental or surgical use: A coupling system for shafts of the lower gripper mechanism and the upper motor mechanism of an instrument includes: —a hollow shaft whose upper end can couple to the lower end of the motor mechanism shaft and whose lower end can slide around the upper end of the gripper mechanism... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090075233 - Single-use high-speed turbine dental drill handpiece: A single use high-speed turbine dental drill handpiece, comprising: a head (1), a drilling needle (2), a front handle (3), a back handle (4), and a quick disconnect water and air adapter (13). The front end of the back handle (4) is connected with the front handle (3), the back... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20090075234 - Periodontal surgery operation methods and instruments: The present invention relates generally to methods of performing periodontal surgeries, and instruments for performing said surgeries. A method of performing periodontal surgery to correct a gingival defect of a patient according to a general embodiment comprises the steps of making an incision at or near a fornix of the... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090075235 - Fixed, implant-supported, full arch dental prosthetics and methods of seating thereof: A fixed, implant-supported, full arch dental prosthetic having a dental prosthetic body, a rigid fence and a gingival veneer. The dental prosthetic body is prefabricated from a cured dental resin, and the rigid fence and the gingival veneer are respectively constructed from a curable dental resin. The dental prosthetic body,... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian

20090075236 - Dental implant having improved stability: A dental implant system employs an improved abutment screw with acceptable biocompatibility, corrosion, strength, and preload characteristics. In particular, embodiments provide a dental implant system having an artificial implant and an abutment which are fastened with a screw formed from stainless steel, such as surgical grade 316L stainless steel. In... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090075237 - Method for manufacturing digitally-designed removable dental prostheses and system required for this purpose: The system, object of the invention consists of a unit for scanning a mould produced from the sample from a patient's mouth, an image which is sent to digital generation equipment of a removable dental prosthesis, producing a file that is transmitted to metal piece manufacturing equipment by means of... Agent: Albert Bordas, P.A.

20090075238 - Blank arrangement: The invention relates to a blank arrangement, with a blank (12) that is to be machined, in particular for the production of dental restoration parts. The blank is connected to a holder (16), which is fixedly connected to the blank (12), and to an adapter (22), which releasably bears the... Agent: John C. Thompson

20090075239 - Compositions including polymerizable bisphosphonic acids and methods: The present invention is directed to compositions containing one or more polymerizable bisphosphonic acids and optionally one or more additional polymerizable components.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090075240 - Conforming gingiva retraction compression cap and method of retracting tissue around a tooth: A rolled compression cap having a central bore. The rolled compression cap has adjacent layers that slide or telescope to conform to the prepared tooth and to apply more direct mechanical pressure to the interface between the prepared tooth and the gingiva. The gingiva or gum retracts from the tooth... Agent: Paul A. Fattibene Fattibene And Fattibene

03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090068610 - Dental brackets or attachments and methods and devices for using the same: A method of attaching an orthodontic attachment to a patient's tooth with a photo-sensitive adhesive includes placing the attachment with a photosensitive adhesive applied thereto against a surface of the patient's tooth with the photosensitive adhesive in contact with the tooth and transmitting light through a solid, transparent portion of... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20090068611 - Orthodontic elastic apparatus: Apparatus for applying orthodontic elastics to brackets, including a container having a tube shaped member for housing said elastics in a predetermined position and/or orientation, said external side of the tube-shaped member carrying thereon a plurality of elastics, a release mechanism for selectively releasing an elastic from the container to... Agent: Alberto Q. Amatong, Jr.

20090068612 - Tooth positioners, method of making the same, and method of positioning teeth using the same: A method for forming a tooth positioner for repositioning at least one tooth of a patient includes providing a dental arch cast of a patient, separating at least one tooth from the dental arch cast, fixing a pin in a stump part of the at least one separated tooth, and... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090068613 - Portable color corrected over head dental light to match shades of teeth with true chromatic efficiency and to accelerate tooth whitening: A portable color corrected light for the correct matching of tooth shades and acceleration of tooth whitening has been developed. In order to accurately match the tint and hue (true color) of teeth, the device provides 5500 to 6500 Kelvin, ambient-independent light with the ability to block or overwhelm ambient... Agent: Jianping Shen

20090068614 - Dental polishing article which contains spherical resin particles: The present invention provides a dental polishing article having excellent polishability, which can polish dental composite resin, porcelain, dental restorative and prosthetic materials and teeth at a low cost, conveniently in a short time. More specifically, the present invention provides a dental polishing article which comprises a polishing portion formed... Agent: Novak, Druce & Quigg LLP

20090068615 - Method of denture fixation: This method provides easy to use, non-irritating, comfortable, light, and reliable denture fixation that accurately copies the contours of the patient's gum line and holds dentures for 25-30 days.... Agent: Alex Aleynik (nyu Student)

20090068616 - Method and apparatus for making products by sintering and/or melting: The invention relates to a method for making metallic and/or non-metallic products 2, in particular dental products, by freeform sintering and/or melting, in which the products 2 are fabricated layer by layer from a material 5 that is applied layer by layer by means of a computer-controlled high-energy beam 7,in... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20090068617 - Method of designing dental devices using four-dimensional data: The present invention provides methods for acquiring and utilizing time-based 3d jaw motion images (4d datasets) to enhance the computer-aided design (CAD) of dental devices, which may include dental restorations, oral prostheses, and oral appliances. These 4d datasets may be used directly to provide a jaw motion model suitable for... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20090068618 - Method and device for determining the centric position of human teeth: The invention concerns methods and a device for the determination of the centric position of a human set of teeth with improved precision. This is needed for the adjustment of an articulator in the production of dentures. For this purpose a plurality of successive bite movements or displacement movements of... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090068619 - Composition containing aziridino groups and use thereof: The invention relates to a composition comprising a prepolymer as component (A), wherein the prepolymer comprises aziridino groups and is characterized by an equivalent weight EW1, a crosslinker as component (B), wherein the crosslinker has a structure being different from the structure of the prepolymer and comprises aziridino groups and... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090068620 - System and method for the contactless determination and measurement of a spatial position and/or a spatial orientation of bodies, method for the calibration and testing , in particular, medical tools as well as patterns or structures on, in particular, me: In order to develop known tracking systems, in particular in the medical field, the invention proposes a device for the contactless determination and measurement of a spatial position and/or spatial orientation of bodies using a tracking system, by means of which the bodies are located and brought into relation with... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090061375 - Orthodontic appliance: The present invention aims to provide an orthodontic appliance capable of aligning teeth within a shorter period of time than usual without using braces including an orthodontic wire and brackets. This appliance is provided with a dental mouthpiece mountable on teeth and a vibrating element. The dental mouthpiece is so... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090061376 - Self-locking orthodontic bracket: An orthodontic bracket includes a bracket body having a mesial-distally extending archwire slot opening to the labial surface portion, and a mesial-distally extending groove provided adjacent the archwire slot in a portion of the bracket body labially and occlusally of the archwire slot, the groove opening in a gingival direction.... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090061377 - Prefabricated adjustable implant-based tooth movement device: An adjustable appliance for exerting corrective forces to malpositioned teeth, the appliance comprising a rod member, the rod member having a first anchor attachment portion for securing to an implant, a substantially hollow tubular member defining an inner cavity, the rod member being slidably engaged with the substantially hollow tubular... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

20090061378 - Orthodontic wire and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention relates to an orthodontic wire and a manufacturing method thereof, and more particularly, to an orthodontic wire, which is not harmful to the human body and is capable of continuously holding the color of teeth, and a manufacturing method of the orthodontic wire. According to the present... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090061379 - Orthodontic appliance: The present invention concerns an orthodontic appliance for accelerating the tooth aligning effect and shortening the treatment period, and has an object to provide an appliance which can bring about higher aligning effect than usual ways by giving vibration to tooth to be aligned to activate bone remodeling of the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090061380 - Orthodontic appliance: An orthodontic appliance capable of remarkably shortening a period of treatment and reducing burdens on patients is provided with braces to be mounted on a specified tooth included in teeth, a magnetic field generator and a magnetic element to be attached to the teeth. The magnetic element vibrates in response... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090061381 - Systems and methods for 3d previewing: Systems and methods are disclosed to preview a scan includes placing a three dimensional (3D) scanner probe near an object to be scanned; scanning a portion of the object to generate a 3D model of the scanned portion of the object; and displaying the 3D model of the portion as... Agent: Duane Durbin

20090061382 - Tooth movement tracking system: A method for determining movement of a tooth model from a first position to a second position, comprising: marking one or more points on the tooth model at the first position using a laser; capturing a first image of the tooth model at the first position; identifying first locations of... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

20090061383 - Dental clinical instrument: Disclosed is a dental clinical instrument for the diagnosis of periodontal disease. The dental clinical instrument comprises a main body held by hand to apply a force during diagnosis, a probe having a front portion bent downward to be inserted into a periodontal site to be diagnosed and a rear... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090061384 - Disposable dental handpiece: A sterile, substantially maintenance free disposable dental handpiece is constructed from two shells and a center core, the center core having a flow deflector on one end. The shells are joined around the core with mating protrusions and/or tapered walls to form the body and head of the handpiece. A... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090061386 - Implanter: An implanter is provided, which enables rebuilding of an interdental papilla with a simple method. An implanter 1 is made up of a T-shaped steel member as a main body. The lateral side portions centering a web portion 2 in a flange portion 3 are inclined so as to be... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.

20090061385 - Monolithic dental implant with natural load response: A monolithic dental implant is provided made from a material or materials having a elasticity moduli less than approximately 4 Msi. The materials can be either a polymer or a composite material having a polymer matrix and a fiber- or particulate-reinforced second phase. When subject to occlusive forces, the monolithic... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090061387 - Multiple root implant: A dental implant has a body and a plurality of distinct roots that extend outwardly from the main portion that generally define a coronal-apical axis. A porous tantalum metal portion is disposed at the body for engaging bone and the plurality of distinct roots are configured to resist a torsional... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090061388 - Dental prosthetic device with soft tissue barrier promotion material: A dental prosthetic device has a body with a soft tissue engagement region formed of porous metal and that defines pores for the ingrowth of soft tissue into the pores. In one form, the porous metal includes tantalum. The porous metal may be partially filled with a resorbable material. The... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090061389 - Dental implant prosthetic device with improved osseointegration and shape for resisting rotation: A dental implant has a body that generally defines a coronal-apical axis and a porous tantalum metal portion that is disposed at the body for engaging bone and having a non-circular outer periphery extending around the axis. The non-circular outer periphery is shaped to engage a bore in a bone... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090061392 - Early detection of damage to units used in the oral cavity: A unit to be arranged in the oral space, which unit can, in particular, be a diagnosis and/or therapeutic treatment device. If the external shell of a unit of this type gets damaged, there is a risk of parts of the external shell detaching or of harmful substances leaking from... Agent: D. Peter Hochberg Co. L.p.a.

20090061390 - Method for making a dental restoration: A series of ceramic ingots is provided in which each ingot in the series, referred to as base ingots, has a shade corresponding to a different shade of a shade guide. The number of differently shaded base ingots is less than the total number of shades associated with the shade... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20090061391 - Method for operating a laser system and laser system for bleaching teeth: In a method for operating a laser system for bleaching teeth, a water-containing bleaching agent applied onto teeth is heated by a laser beam, wherein the laser beam has a wavelength in a range of 2.6 μm, inclusive, to 3.1 μm, inclusive, or in a range of 9.0 μm, inclusive,... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20090061393 - Retraction of sulcus: The invention concerns a method of retraction of sulcus, in which, in a first step, a flowable retraction material (1) is applied onto the sulcus (5) of at least one tooth (4). In a second step, a dental dam (2) is applied onto the tooth (4) and brought into contact... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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