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Dentistry May archived by USPTO category 05/09

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05/28/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090136890 - Bracket for revising a set of teeth, bracket positioning jig, system for revising a set of teeth using the same, and method of making the jig: A system for revising a set of teeth including a bracket for revising a set of teeth and a bracket positioning jig is provided. The bracket positioning jig includes a cap at the lower portion of which a groove contacting tooth is formed, and which has a throughhole to lengthy... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090136891 - Orthodontic appliance: Disclosed herein relates to an orthodontic appliance, in particular to an orthodontic appliance connected to a tooth and coacting with an archwire. The orthodontic appliance has at least one archwire slot extending through mesiodistally. At least one sub-slot opening to the archwire slot is provided in the sidewalls of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090136889 - Orthodontic bracket including mechanism for reducing slot width for early torque control: Orthodontic brackets include a bracket base, at least one arch wire slot formed in the base adapted to receive and arch wire therein, and means for selectively narrowing the width of at least a portion of the arch wire slot so as to allow for engagement of an undersized arch... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090136892 - Measuring apparatus for the programming and welding of adjustable brackets: THE WELDING ACCESSORY has the innovation of allowing the accurate welding of the adjustable bracket elements (base and body), being able to adjust or program (in the three space planes) the information of inclination, angulation and rotation that the orthodontist wants to incorporate in the bracket by means of three... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20090136893 - Oral appliance for delivering a medicament: An oral appliance is provided for delivering a medicament to at least a portion of teeth and/or soft tissue areas inside a mouth, the oral appliance comprising an interior surface having a porous material disposed on at least a portion of the interior surface of the oral appliance, the porous... Agent: Kalow & Springut LLP

20090136894 - Insert for a handheld ultrasound surgical device: An insert for a handheld ultrasound surgical device is disclosed. The insert comprises an interface to receive ultrasound vibrations and provide fluid to a channel within the insert. The insert also comprises a tip having a plurality of cutting elements disposed in a substantially circular configuration. Each of the cutting... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP

20090136895 - Evacuation tips having lateral vents: Disclosed is an evacuation tip that is adapted to be used with an evacuation apparatus for collecting the debris and fluids during dental procedures. The evacuation tip comprises a cylindrical body. The evacuation tip has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion comprises at... Agent: Jay M. Schloff Intellipex PLLC

20090136896 - Dental apparatus for shaping and cleaning a root canal: Apparatus is disclosed for use in cleaning dental root canals using an endodontic file. The file is mounted in a drill head driven by an electric motor. The motor is normally driven in one, forward direction, but periodically, the motor rotation is reversed for a very short time. The duration... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090136897 - Dental instrument and method of use: A dental instrument (1) for use in removing unremineralizable carious dentin from a tooth while generally maintaining remineralizable carious dentin. The instrument comprises an instrument body (4) and an instrument head (3) having scraping elements (5) made of plastic. Also, a method of removing unremineralizable carious dentine from a tooth... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090136898 - Tap drill for dental implant: A tap drill for dental implant for forming a space for coupling a fixture of the implant in an alveolar bone, includes: a shank part coupled with a torque transferring mechanism; and a tap part connected with the shank part, the tap part having: a tapping screw thread formed on... Agent: Park Law Firm

20090136899 - Dental implant system: An implant comprising two internal anti-rotational features. One anti-rotational feature is adapted to engage a driving tools while the other anti-rotational feature is adapted to engage an abutment. An implant abutment system is provided with an angled abutment adapted to mate with one of the anti-rotational features. A second, straight... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090136900 - Muffle for the production of dental prostheses: Muffle (1) for the production of dental prostheses (2), said muffle (1) being a body that is substantially rotationally symmetrical about the muffle axis (A), characterized in that the proportion of cylindrical surface regions (31) about the muffle axis (A)—relative to the total surface area of the outer contour (3)... Agent: John C. Thompson

20090136901 - Method and system for preparing dental restorations: The present invention relates to a method and a system for preparing dental restorations from ceramic or polymeric material to achieve color and opacity gradients simulating natural dentition, wherein an ingot of ceramic or polymeric material is entirely or partially forced through a system of channels in a press mold... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20090136902 - Blank as a drilling template and for recording data sets: Process for defining a common reference system between, on the one hand, a set of image data, which show the jaw (6) of a patient and which are recorded with an imaging process, and, on the other hand, a treatment template, which is attached in a removable manner during an... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090130620 - Bone supported palatal expansion appliance: The appliance comprises a machined or cast interface that secures the appliance to bone by means of an appliance connection and a bone connection. The connection is a cylindrical sleeve into which each arm of the expansion appliance is inserted. This connection is maintained by crimping the sleeve over the... Agent: Walter A. Rodgers Rodgers & Rodgers

20090130621 - Orthodontic device: An orthodontic device, wherein a wire is held on a slot by a simple structure but a complicated structure. The orthodontic device comprises a bracket (10) having the slot (30) formed by arm parts (12, 13) facing each other in the vertical direction and an inner part (20) having a... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC

20090130622 - Method and apparatus for disinfecting or sterilizing a root canal system using lasers targeting water: Method and apparatus for disinfecting and/or sterilizing a root canal system by targeting the water content of disease and debris in the canals. The laser technique of employs a frequency of the wavelength emissions between about 930 to about 1065 nanometers with an optimum of 980 nm. This range of... Agent: Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

20090130623 - Method and apparatus for effecting dental measurements using a body-contacting electrode: Some embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus comprising: a) a root canal electrode insertable into the root canal of a tooth of a patient; b) a control unit including: i) a housing; ii) a current generator having a first terminal and a second terminal, the current generator being... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090130624 - Methods and kits for making flexible dental guards: Dental guards, particularly night guards, used by patients to protect their teeth against the effects of grinding and bruxism are provided. Methods and kits for making such dental guards are also included. A light-curable polymerizable arch material is used to fabricate the dental guard. Preferably, the material contains polymerizable acrylic... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20090130625 - Holding device for a denture or base structure model: A holding device that can be braced in a surveying machining together with an individual preparation model produced by dental laboratory techniques. The holding device has a mechanically stable frame with bores disposed at a distance (a) to one another, in which at least two holding pins are locked that... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20090130626 - Oral measuring system: An oral measuring system has a recording unit provided with a picture sensor, and an interface. The interface, connected to the recording unit, includes a light-conducting Bauernfeind prism that is provided with a recording surface and a picture surface. The recording surface during use is brought into the vicinity of... Agent: Law Offices Of Eric Karich

20090130627 - Diamond dust polishing cloth for natural tooth enamel and dental veneers: A disposable tooth cleaning article for manually cleaning tooth surfaces is disclosed. The disposable tooth cleaning article extends in a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, and has a finger faced surface and an outer surface. The disposable tooth cleaning article comprises a single sheet. The outer surface is provided... Agent: James D. Fornari C/o Gersten Savage LLP

20090130628 - Compressible composite shaping instrument: A compressible dental instrument to non-impressively adapt restorative material through compression comprises a handle portion (2) having a docking aperture (4) to interface with a highly compressible foam insert (10) with a docking extrusion and a tip holder (14) having highly compressible tip (16). A user can dock both to... Agent: Brian D. Viscomi

20090130630 - Components for use with a surgical guide for dental implant placement: The present invention is a surgical guide for guiding the insertion of a dental implant into a desired location in a patient's mouth. The implant includes a non-rotational structure. The surgical guide includes a structure and a master tube. The structure has a negative impression surface to be fitted on... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090130631 - 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 treated surfaces extending from the bottom to the top of the implant root of the coarse threaded portion each being treated with a roughened coating (for example,... Agent: Guice Patents PLLC

20090130629 - Two-piece dental abutment system: The present inventions is an abutment for use with a dental implant. The abutment comprises a prosthetic portion adapted to support a prosthesis thereon and an insert. The prosthetic portion has a subgingival end and a supragingival region for protruding beyond gingiva adjacent to the dental implant. The prosthetic portion... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090130632 - Bone-compatible implant and method of producing the same: By forming a bone-compatible implant wherein a groove or hole has been formed in the surface of a base material made of titanium metal or a titanium alloy at its joint with a bone tissue and the groove or hole has on the inner surface thereof an oxide film formed... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090130633 - System and method for managing data relating to dental products and manufacturing processes: A system and method for managing data used for manufacturing dental prostheses in a system having a plurality of scanning sites and a plurality of machining sites connected to at least one central unit. The central unit receives data from at least one of the scanning sites and assigns the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090130634 - 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

20090130635 - Hybrid orthodontic appliance: An orthodontic appliance is provided for controlling positioning of a patient's teeth. The appliance includes at least one dental encasing component formed to overlay at least one of the patient's teeth and at least a portion of a palate of the patient. The at least one dental encasing component has... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090130636 - Method and system for managing of oral care: In a system and a method for managing of oral care, toothbrushing pattern data is received whenever a user brushes his or her teeth using a toothbrushing correction toothbrush. The received toothbrushing pattern data is recorded in a toothbrushing pattern database. The recorded toothbrushing pattern data is analyzed with reference... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090130637 - Tongue scraper: The present invention is a tongue cleaning device that reduces or eliminates the gag reflex during use comprising, a body having a first end and a second end. The first end forming an elongated handle having a contour for ease of handling and use and a gripping means. The second... Agent: Gordon & Rees LLP

20090130638 - Self adjusting instrument: The invention is an instrument for cleaning and/or shaping and/or widening a channel that exists in or through a solid object. The design of the instrument the superelastic and shape memory properties of the material from which it is made, allow the inner volume enclosed by the instrument, its outer... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090123886 - Methods and systems for saliva management with an oral device: An oral device for improving airway patency comprises a tongue constraint and a negative pressure source. The tongue constraint engages the patient's tongue to maintain a clear region below the palate in an oral cavity. By applying a negative pressure in the clear region, an airway behind the soft palate... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090123887 - Device for determining position: An arrangement for determining position and fixation of an element in a vertical direction and a transverse direction in relation to a part in or on a bone or a model of a bone. A sleeve includes an inner surface. An expansion spacer extends through the sleeve and includes an... Agent: Venable LLP

20090123889 - Two-part dental implant: A two-part dental implant includes distal and proximal implant portions which in an interconnected condition at least indirectly adjoin each other at a connecting location and have mutually facing surfaces in the region of the connecting location. A sealing body is provided between the mutually facing surfaces of the distal... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090123888 - Universal dental implant system: A dental abutment is disclosed for use with a replacement tooth prosthesis. The abutment has a projection that fits generically within the fastener recess of an implant fixture pre-fitted within the patient's jawbone. The projection comprises a solid core surrounded by a plurality of fibers oriented parallel to the core.... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090123891 - Composite dental implant system: A resin tooth prosthesis system for an implant fixture that is engaged with bone, a composite resin abutment for engaging the implant fixture, and a composite resin replacement tooth prosthesis. The abutment has the same or similar resin as the tooth prosthesis, providing a highly durable connection that can withstand... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090123890 - Coupling for a multi-part dental implant system: The invention relates to an abutment for use in a dental implant system, wherein the abutment is provided with a guiding and lock means for associating the abutment to a dental implant, the guiding and lock means including: a first conically tapered section; a second substantially non-tapered section arranged apically... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090123892 - Human body information extraction device, human body imaging information reference plane conversion method, and cross section information detection device: There is provided a human body information extraction device for extracting human body information including position information from a reference position, from 3D information on the human body elements obtained from a CT information or the like in which the position information from the reference position with respect to a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090123893 - Method of performing and teaching adhesive dentistry: A method of restoring a tooth that includes applying a caries detecting stain to the central dentin of the tooth. Those portions of the central dentin that are stained with a deep stain indicative of decay are removed. Those portions of the central dentin that are stained with a light... Agent: Karl R Cannon

05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090117506 - Correction mouthpiece for ideal smile: A correction mouthpiece (1) for an ideal smile, by which a shape of an upper labium can be corrected so as to give an ideal smile, includes an upper jaw mouthpiece part (4) having an upper tooth row fitting portion (2) to be fitted to an upper tooth row of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090117507 - Systems and methods for dental appliance compliance indication: An apparatus for monitoring orthodontic treatment compliance includes an appliance adapted to be worn over one or more teeth; and a compliance indicator mounted on the appliance to indicate compliance.... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20090117508 - Adjustable orthodontic apparatus: An adjustable orthodontic apparatus is provided and the apparatus comprises: at least one base plate comprising opposing sides, a first side being a tooth engaging side and a second side comprising a plurality of vertical and horizontal columns of protrusions and plurality of vertical and horizontal channels created by the... Agent: Mitchell A. Smolow

20090117511 - Orthodontic apparatus with adjustable base plate and connecting plate: An adjustable orthodontic apparatus is provided and the apparatus comprises: at least one base plate comprises opposing sides, a first side is a tooth engaging side and a second side comprises a plurality of vertical and horizontal columns of protrusions and plurality of vertical and horizontal channels created by the... Agent: Mitchell A. Smolow

20090117509 - Orthodontic apparatus with self-ligating bracket: An orthodontic bracket is provided, and the orthodontic bracket comprises: a bracket housing having at least two opposing sides, a rear side which is a tooth engaging side and a front side having a cavity for receiving at least one wire; and a cover plate pivotally attached to the front... Agent: Mitchell A. Smolow

20090117510 - Orthodontic apparatus with self-ligating bracket and locking device: An orthodontic bracket system is provided, the system comprising a base plate having a rear side and a front side, the rear side designed to engage a patient's tooth, the base plate front side comprising a channel for receiving an archwire; a cover plate for closing the opening of the... Agent: Mitchell A. Smolow

20090117512 - Orthodontic instrument for use with adjustable orthodontic apparatus: An instrument is provided, comprising a handle and at least one working end. In a first embodiment, the working end comprised a first leg and a second leg, the second leg for disengaging a spring clip. In a second embodiment, the working end comprises a first leg and a second... Agent: Mitchell A. Smolow

20090117513 - Concurrent treatment of oral maladies using direct current electricity: A method and apparatus for the concurrent treatment of multiple oral diseases and defects while promoting general oral hygiene utilizing direct current electricity. Electrodes are used to deliver a direct current to the gingival tissues of a mouth in order to achieve a number of therapeutic, prophylactic, and regenerative benefits.... Agent: George Szatkowski

20090117514 - Method and components for producing edentulous dentures: A method and component devices for producing edentulous dentures. The method includes obtaining a cast impression of a jaw, any teeth and gingiva area with a first set of dental trays including selecting a properly sized upper dental tray and a properly sized lower dental tray, applying impression material in... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian

20090117515 - Interproximal marking strand: A method and device for marking a natural tooth/bridge, crown or any dental restoration interface to mark high spots on said bridge or crown to be removed during the fitting process using a fiber or filament strand impregnated or otherwise treated with a visual indicating marker material. The marking device... Agent: Malin Haley And Dimaggio, Pa

20090117516 - Magnetostrictive insert element for use in a tool holder of an ultrasonic dental treatment device: The invention relates to a magnetostrictive insert element for use in a tool holder of an ultrasonic dental treatment device with at least one first longitudinal section having a dental tool and a coupling element and a second adjoining second longitudinal section with a magnetostrictive ultrasonic converter, the first longitudinal... Agent: Hoffman Wasson & Gitler, P.c Crystal Center 2, Suite 522

20090117517 - Dental crown preparation instrument and method for producing same: A dental crown preparation instrument and method for producing same includes a first body produced by grinding, the first body having a substantially cylindrical shaft and a head connected to the shaft, the first body having outer dimensions being substantially equal to the finished preparation instrument, wherein a basic toothing... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.C.

20090117518 - Denture teeth device and method: A denture teeth device having a wire, strand or thread, or a plurality of wires adjustably coupled to a plurality of denture teeth to form a unit. The wire may be adjustably coupled along the lingual-apical portions of the denture teeth. The wire may be flexible to permit development of... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian

20090117519 - Structural/biological implant system: A structural/biological implant and method of use. The implant being utilized as a single or multiple staged system that is designed to encourage new alveolar bone growth with or without the need to obtain autologous bone. The implant has an apical portion that is fastened into existing bone, with the... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090117521 - Dental implant assembly with internal connection: Dental implant assembly with internal connection comprising an implant (1), a calcinable element (2), a damping element (3) of resilient material placed between said implant (1) and said calcinable element (2) and a set screw (4), characterized in that the upper part of the implant (1) includes an inner cavity... Agent: Sturm & Fix LLP

20090117520 - Implant keeper and its assembly, and keeper-fixing method: A keeper for an implant comprising a keeper body made of a soft-magnetic material, which has a recess for receiving an abutment head having an internally threaded hole, and an internally threaded hole extending along its center axis in communication with the recess, and a screw member threadably engageable with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090117522 - System to whiten interproximal surfaces of adjacent teeth: A method to whiten contacting interproximal mesial and distal surfaces of a pair of adjacent teeth includes the steps of providing a carrier shaped and dimensioned to be inserted between the pair of adjacent teeth, to fit between and separate the interproximal mesial and distal surfaces, and to contact each... Agent: Tod R Nissle

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