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Dentistry June invention type 06/09

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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090162805 - System for making conical bones in organic tissues, and a method therefor: A method and a system including templates (1,5,7) for the making of non cylindrical bores in organic tissues or the like and with a surgical tool is provided, wherein each template (1,5,7) includes an annular member (2) having a substantially elliptical or “O” elongated shape, and an elongated member (3)... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090162806 - Replacement tooth: The present invention relates to a replacement tooth that includes a tooth body and a bracket. The bracket is coupled to the tooth body and includes at least one prong for communicating with an orthodontic apparatus. The bracket also includes a retaining plate that is embedded within the tooth for... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC

20090162807 - Orthodontic bracket with rotary ligating cover: The present invention provides designs for a self-ligating orthodontic bracket. According to one embodiment, the self-ligating orthodontic bracket includes a mounting base for attachment to a tooth surface, an archwire slot formed upon the base and sized for receiving an orthodontic archwire, a rotary ligating cover selectively rotatable between an... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel

20090162808 - Apparatus in dental environment and method for controlling a device belonging to the same: The present invention relates to an apparatus used in dental care environment and to a method for controlling a device belonging to the apparatus, especially to hygienic and ergonomic control of a device belonging to the apparatus in connection with dental care work. The invention includes at least one device... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090162809 - Apparatus for positioning dental impression molds: A dental impression alignment guide comprising a frame which holds a conventional dental impression compound tray on one end and a laser source on the other end. The laser beam is split into two orthogonal fan shaped beams that project vertical and horizontal lines on the face of a patient.... Agent: Matthew J. Tuohy

20090162810 - Ultrasonic dental insert and lighted handpiece assembly: An ultrasonic dental handpiece and insert assembly is provided. Scaler inserts that can be used to clean and polish tooth surfaces are particularly preferred. A sleeve is removably mounted on the handpiece. The handpiece contains a primary coil and the sleeve encloses a secondary coil, which are inductively coupled together... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20090162811 - Dental prophylaxis angle and handpiece assembly: A dental prophylaxis angle and handpiece assembly for cleaning and polishing teeth is provided. The dental prophylaxis angle is removably attached to the dental handpiece by an interlocking mechanism that includes extension locking tabs, a locking annular member, and an interlocking drive member in the handpiece. The prophy angle is... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20090162812 - Dental composite shaping burs: A system of conically shaped dental burs mounted on the end of cylindrical shafts is disclosed. In one embodiment, the tip of the cone presents an abrasive surface, while the basal edge of the conical surface presents a smooth surface useful for limiting the overall penetration of the bur. This... Agent: Travis Chandler, Phd, LLC

20090162813 - Method for (semi-) automatic dental implant planning: A method and system for (semi-) automatic dental implant planning (A) is described including (a) means for creating 3D models of a tooth setup (b) and/or means for creating 3D models of parts of the jaw, (c) means for detecting zones in the jaw where implants can (or optionally cannot... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090155734 - Orthodontic bracket: An orthodontic bracket is described and which includes a bracket body having an arch wire slot formed therein; and a movable gate which slideably cooperates with the bracket body, and is moveable between a first, open position, to a second, closed position, and wherein the gate is designed so as... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20090155735 - Dental treatment or examination apparatus: A dental apparatus uses a white light interferometer (7) and has an emitter (31) for emitting measurement radiation toward a tooth, a receiver (31) for receiving measurement radiation reflected by the tooth, superposition equipment (21) for superposing reference radiation and reflected measurement radiation, and a detector (23) for detecting the... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20090155736 - Method for producing dental moldings: In order to produce dental molded parts for a dental prosthesis, a shaping model of the desired dental molded part is made, for example, from wax. The model is embedded in a heat-resistant molding compound. The molding compound is subsequently hardened, and the wax model is melted in order to... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090155737 - Dental surveyor apparatus for the denture designing: The A dental surveyor apparatus for designing a denture, said dental surveyor apparatus comprising: a surveyor stand 2, a model receiving table 3 for setting a tooth form model M thereon, a model receiving table support means 4 for supporting said model receiving table 3 on said surveyor stand 2... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090155738 - Occlusion correction improvement instrument and correction improvement method using the instrument: An occlusion correction improvement instrument includes an upper mold-mounting member provided with a plate-shaped member that is parallel to a Camper's plane of an upper model having a tooth model-shaped surface of a maxillary tooth row and with a plane parallel to the Camper's plane when the upper mold-mounting member... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090155739 - Dental contact adjustment tool: A dental contact adjustment tool. The novel dental tool includes a handle and a support structure for coupling a marking apparatus to the handle such that the marking apparatus is at an angle appropriate for delivering a marking medium to an interproximal area of a tooth. In an illustrative embodiment,... Agent: Benman, Brown & Williams Suite 2740

20090155740 - Ultrasonic dental treatment system: The present invention is a personal ultrasonic dental hygiene device. A handle with an ultrasonic transducer is provided with differing dental hygiene attachments for personal use. The device may be powered through a battery or through direct wall socket communication. A variety of controls may be provided to adjust ultrasonic... Agent: Geoffrey E. Dobbin, Patent Attorney

20090155741 - Cure through laminate veneer applicator with cure light: A veneer applicator to compressively place and photo cure a restorative covering to a tooth comprising a photo transmissible insert (2) having a compressible applicator (4) with at least one traversing aperture (6) and a photo transmissible insert shaft (14) to dock with an LED device (22). Docking the insert... Agent: Brian D. Viscomi

20090155742 - Implant having microgrooves and a method for preparing the same: The present invention relates to a treatment method of the implant abutment surface to increase adhesion between the implant and its surrounding soft tissue, to prevent epithelial down-growth, to prevent bacterial infection, and to extend life-time of the implant and an implant surface-treated by the same. The method for treating... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090155744 - Dental implant identification system: A dental implant identification system is provided that aids a dental professional in identifying the type of dental implant that has been inserted in the jaw of a patient who requires restorative dental procedures.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090155743 - Improved dental implant: The invention relates to an improved dental implant used for replacing teeth, basically comprising a conical head (2) and a threaded central body (3) finished at the lower part in an apical tip (4) in which the lower area of said head (2) has microthreads (14) and the upper area... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090155745 - Tooth implant with a primary and a secondary crown: In a tooth implant comprising a primary crown for mounting on a base carrier implanted into a patient's jaw and a secondary crown mounted onto the primary crown for supporting a bridge or prosthesis, the primary crown has a circular or ball-shaped projection and the secondary crown has a recess... Agent: Klaus J. Bach

20090155746 - Dental implant coated with recombinant bone morphogenic protein and coating method thereof: The present invention relates to a dental implant having recombinant bone morphogenic protein coated on the processed surface thereof, which, when implanted into the jawbone, enables undifferentiated adult cells around the implant site to be rapidly differentiated into osteoblasts so as to induce osteoconductive healing to thereby reduce a healing... Agent: Park Law Firm

06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090148803 - Activatable dental appliance: An activatable dental appliance. A concave trough conforms to a plurality of teeth when placed over the plurality of teeth. A first force applying region is configured to apply a first force to at least one tooth of the plurality of teeth for repositioning the tooth. A second force applying... Agent: Align Technology C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20090148804 - Intermaxillary fixation device and method of using same: A medical apparatus for intermaxillary fixation or stabilization has a bar with a first attachment loop, a second attachment loop, and a plurality of hooks, wherein the bar is an arch bar and the first attachment loop and the second attachment loop are located distally to one another. Another medical... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090148805 - Previsualization of dental work: The invention relates to a dental arch overlay for previsualizing the results of a proposed course of dental treatment in a patient. The dental arch overlay includes a graphic layer with a color image of teeth that graphically simulates the results of a proposed course of dental treatment, an adhesive... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090148806 - Control device for the drive of a dental handpiece: A control device for the drive of a dental handpiece has visual or acoustic indicating means for generating a warning signal if the torque exerted on a tooth to be worked or the material removal power exerted on a tooth to be worked exceeds a predetermined limit value.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090148808 - Dental device comprising a light guide and a light source: A novel dental device is disclosed for facilitating oral hygiene. The device includes a light source and a light guide, where light from the light source is propagated through the light guide so that it refracts from the end thereof. Through this refraction it at least partially illuminates bristles, or... Agent: Michael Trzecieski

20090148807 - Method and apparatus for imaging three-dimensional structure: An apparatus for determining surface topology of a portion (26) of a three-dimensional structure is provided, that includes a probing member, an illumination unit, a light focusing optics, a translation mechanism, a detector and a processor.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090148809 - System and method for improved dental geometry representation: A digital data set representing a pre-scanned tooth geometry, including generic crown data, is merged with data representing a scanned patient tooth crown image, which lacks sufficient data to completely represent a complete tooth crown.... Agent: Theodore P. Lopez Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090148811 - Apparatus and method of irregular bone defect detection of dental implant: The present invention detects an irregular bone defect of a dental implant. Resonance frequency is produced and received to recognize a quality, a direction and a depth of the irregular bone defect. Thus, an osseointegration is evaluated, and the present invention is of great help to dental diagnosis and osseointegration... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090148810 - Wireless root canal apex locator: A wireless dental apex locator (10) for use in determining the location of the apex of a patient's root, includes an electronic module (13) having a battery power source (13a), an impedance analyzer circuit (13b) and a radio frequency transmitter (13c); a grounding module (12) having a clip (15) for... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20090148812 - Device for dispensing active or passive substance embedded in the oral cavity: The present invention relates to a device for retaining and dispensing substances embedded in the oral cavity, More particularly, said device includes at least one or more containers (reservoirs) which container stores the substance; should only one container be present at least one stopper is also present; and a cord... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20090148813 - Three-dimensional printing methods and materials for making dental products: This invention relates to ink-jet printing systems for making dental products such as artificial teeth, dentures, splints, veneers, inlays, onlays, copings, frame patterns, crowns and bridges and the like. An ink-jet printer is used to discharge wax-like polymerizable material in a layer-by-layer manner to build-up the object. In other methods,... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20090148814 - Dentition modeling: A dentition model material is comprised of a gypsum composition and an additive, wherein, in response to being scanned, a dentition model produced from the dentition model material is configured to produce a signature associated with the additive.... Agent: Align Technology C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20090148815 - Method and apparatus for tooth whitening: Preconditioning mouth rinse, which pre-treats the teeth to better receive a whitening formula containing a photosensitive compound, and a hand-held consumer light source for tooth whitening, which provides rapid tooth whitening, are disclosed. The light source may use a specific range of visible light and also emit heat sufficient to... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP

20090148816 - Design of dental appliances: Electronic models of components of dental appliances can be generated based on the outer surface of an electronic model of the dental appliance. The outer surface may be generated based on the dentition and anatomy of the patient. For example, automated processes may identify landmarks in the anatomy and define... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090142723 - Orthodontic device: Orthodontic device for activating the growth of the lower jaw for use in combination with fixed orthodontic appliances, comprising two plastic bodies, each provided with at least one counter-surface corresponding to the chewing surface of molars in the upper jaw, and at least one counter-surface corresponding to the chewing surface... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090142724 - Illumination system for dentistry applications: A dental illumination system includes an adjustable self-supporting frame and a lamp head coupled to the frame. The lamp head includes a housing and a spacer having formations that is adapted to removably mechanically couple the lamp head to a reference device, again having formations, for facilitating illumination of a... Agent: Discus Dental, LLC

20090142725 - Dental matrix band: A dental matrix band includes a body portion, having a fluoropolymer layer disposed thereon. The fluoropolymer layer reduces undesirable adhesion between dental restorative material and the matrix band. In one embodiment, the fluoropolymer is applied onto the body portion of a stainless steel matrix band in a layer having a... Agent: David R. Mckinney, P.C.

20090142726 - Radicular spectral attenuation coefficient for use in endodontic foraminal locator: The discovery of a new coefficient named “Radicular Spectral Attenuation Coefficient-RSAC”, applicable in electronic foramen locators is described. The novelty is the use of the spectral attenuation of a multifrequency electrical current signal, applied through the endodontic file into the tooth canal (TC), to determine the root length and the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090142727 - Device for delivering medicinal implants: The invention includes a device for inserting a medicament within a body cavity of a mammal, the device including a cartridge for containing the medicament therein, the cartridge including a housing, a retractable chamber disposed within the housing and having a lumen, a substantially stationary member disposed within the lumen... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090142728 - Actuators for device for delivering medicinal implants: The invention includes an actuator for actuating a device for inserting a medicament within a body cavity of a mammal, the actuator including a handle case having a proximal portion for gripping and a distal portion including means for attaching the actuator to a cartridge for containing medicament, and means... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090142729 - Method and releasably connecting a tool to a dental handpiece and connection between the tool and dental handpiece: The invention relates to a method for establishing a releasable connection between a tool connection or coupling piece, which is formed on a dental handpiece, and the tool shank of a dental hand instrument. In order to connect a journal-like fastening section, which tapers toward a free end, on one... Agent: Hoffman Wasson & Gitler, P.c Crystal Center 2, Suite 522

20090142730 - Device for holding a dental instrument: e

20090142731 - Reamer for operating implant: Provided is a reamer for operating an implant. The reamer includes a cutting blade for cutting a bone in order to place the implant in the bone, and a screw portion formed in a left-hand screw such that the cutting blade pushes upward bone remnants generated after the bone is... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090142732 - Immediate-load dental implants: The present invention relates to a medicinal device made of biocompatible ceramics and/or titanium comprising a threaded part (1), a transgingival part (2) and a prosthetic head (3), wherein the design of the threaded part allows an immediate-load of the dental implant wherein the thread-profile of said outer threaded part... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20090142734 - Cosmetic accessory device for teeth: An improved cosmetic accessory device for teeth that simulates the appearance of an assemblage of teeth and gum. The device includes a gum portion and a tooth portion shaped and dimensioned to cover the user's upper or lower front teeth. The device is made of a nontoxic, nonirritating, tasteless, odorless,... Agent: Kenneth Buffington

20090142733 - Support structure for a printed model in 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

20090142735 - Bacterial intraoral disease treatment composition, washing treatment solution, hemostatic treatment solution, and bacterial intraoral disease treatment method: A treatment method is provided that is entirely different from conventional treatment methods in that it is capable of sufficiently suppressing pain and the recurrence of all the bacterial intraoral diseases without depending on removal of living tissues. This treatment method is a lesion-sterilizing and tissue-repairing treatment method including the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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