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Dentistry July category listing 07/09

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07/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090191501 - Long-arm type upright molar tooth spring: A long-arm type upright molar tooth spring includes a lingual groove rest, for resting the spring at a lingual groove of a first molar tooth; a loop, for surrounding and fixing the periphery of the second molar tooth; a buccal bracket rest, for resting the spring at a buccal bracket... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090191503 - Method and system for optimizing dental aligner geometry: Method and system for establishing an initial position of a tooth, determining a target position of the tooth in a treatment plan, calculating a movement vector associated with the tooth movement from the initial position to the target position, determining a plurality of components corresponding to the movement vector, and... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090191502 - Orthodontic repositioning appliances having improved geometry, methods and systems: The present invention provides methods and systems including orthodontic tooth positioning appliances. An exemplary appliance can include teeth receiving cavities shaped such that, when worn by a patient, repositioning the patient's teeth from a first arrangement toward a subsequent or target arrangement. Appliances can include a cavity having one or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (018563)

20090191504 - Intra-oral lighting device and lighting method: An intra-oral lighting device for illuminating a tooth located in the mouth of a patient, the device including a source of light, and a probe through which light from the source of light is transmitted, the probe including a tip from which light received from the source of light by... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20090191505 - Dental matrix devices specific to anterior teeth, and injection molded filling techniques and devices: The present invention relates to methods for the restoration of a decayed portion of an anterior tooth or re-restoration of a previously filled anterior tooth, and to dental matrices and composite resin dispensers that may be used in the methods for the restoration of a decayed portion of an anterior... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090191506 - Dental composite dispenser for injection molded filling techniques: The present invention relates to methods for the restoration of a decayed portion of an anterior tooth or re-restoration of a previously filled anterior tooth, and to dental matrices and composite resin dispensers that may be used in the methods for the restoration of a decayed portion of an anterior... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090191507 - Implant surface with increased hydrophilicity: A method of increasing the hydrophilicity of an implant to be implanted into living bone. The method comprises the act of depositing non-toxic salt residuals on the surface of the implant by exposing the surface to a solution including the non-toxic salts. The method further comprises the act of drying... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090191508 - Mini implant: Disclosed herein is a mini implant. In the mini implant, friction is generated at a tapered portion through screw-coupling between a fixture's post portion and an abutment's post hole, so that the so-called friction-lock technique can be employed to not only completely couple the fixture and abutment without relying on... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090191509 - Process for registering dental models: Process for planning an operational intervention on a body part, in particular on the jaw, of a patient, whereby within the framework of a recording, a common reference system is defined between a set of patient data that are registering with a recording device and that show the body part... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20090191510 - Periodontal treatment employing applied ultrasonic energy: A method for treating periodontal disease. A dental substance is applied to gingival tissues by use of ultrasonic energy for improved exposure and treatment results.... Agent: Geoffrey E. Dobbin, Patent Attorney

20090191511 - Process for making a dental restoration and resultant apparatus: A process for making a dental restoration includes forming an image which represents a natural oral cavity characteristic. The image may be formed on a computer by an artist or by capturing a photograph of an oral cavity. The computer-based image may be modified with a computer-aided software program. Thereafter,... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20090191512 - Process for making a dental restoration and resultant apparatus: A process for making a dental restoration includes forming a dental restoration base, selecting a decal representing a natural oral cavity characteristic, and attaching the selected decal to the base. Thereafter, the decal and the dental restoration base are conditioned to create a finished dental restoration having desired oral cavity... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090186313 - Metallic dental devices with tooth colors and their preparation methods: Metallic devices are frequently used in dental treatments, such as orthodontic archwires, rackets, or dental mini-screws. This invention provides metallic dental devices with a color of tooth or close to tooth, and their preparation methods.... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090186314 - Dental distractor: The device can include four components: a molar tooth band with buccal tube, a canine tooth band with buccal tube, a threaded screw, and a screw retaining clip. The threaded screw is engaged internally to the molar band tube which is threaded internally. The screw head bears externally on the... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090186315 - Dental articulators: A dental articulator has upper and lower cast models of a patient's upper and lower teeth in shells (13a, 13b) linked by an articulation joint (14). The models are formed in the shells (13a, 13b) by locating a bite tray (1, 25) having impressions on opposite sides between the shells... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090186316 - Double sided dental articulating paper forceps: ABSTRACT: A double sided dental articulating paper forceps that has two pairs of opposed jaws (12) which hold articulating paper or gauze, one on each end of the appliance, extending from interconnected arms (16) and intermediate arms (14), allowing the quick drying and marking of the dental occlusion with one... Agent: Christian W. Hahn, Dds

20090186317 - Implant and a method for using same: A novel dental implant for coupling an artificial tooth to a jawbone of a patient is provided and a method for using same. The implant comprises an elongated body having an apical end threaded bone-engaging portion for engaging the dental implant with said jawbone and preferably a coronal end that... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090186318 - Laser surgical methods: Methods, systems, and apparatus for programmable selective ablating or cutting of a targeted area of a material with a laser, producing a succession of pulses of the generated radiation with an energy level, pulse duration, and repetition rate specified to ablate or cut the material without causing harmful side effects;... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20090186319 - Process for manufacturing custom crown copings and infrastructures: A method of manufacturing custom crown coping and infrastructures is provided. A metal portion (base) of an abutment is located in a model of a patient's mouth and the model is scanned. The data from the scan is then utilized to manufacture the ceramic portion of the abutment and the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090181337 - Wire disengagement instrument: A wire disengagement tool for removing an archwire from an archwire slot of a self-ligating orthodontic bracket, including a handle, a center arm, and at least one side arm for grasping a portion of the archwire extending laterally from the bracket. The center arm includes a head portion having an... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20090181338 - Illuminated orthodontic retainer: A standard orthodontic retainer is modified on its surface opposite the palate and facing the patient's tongue with a light, a small battery to provide power for the light means, and a frame beneath the light that allows a template to be removably slid into the frame. The template consists... Agent: H. Jay Spiegel - H. Jay Spiegel & Associates

20090181339 - Intra-oral camera for diagnostic and cosmetic imaging: An apparatus for obtaining images of a tooth comprises at least one image sensor disposed along an optical axis to take polarized reflectance image and fluorescence image, at least one broadband illumination apparatus for reflectance imaging, and a narrow-band ultraviolet illumination apparatus for fluorescence imaging. In order to remove the... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.

20090181340 - System for insertion of implants: A system for insertion of implants, in particular dental implants, comprises a splint, which is provided with a bore and which is designed for positioning the implant onto an area intended for the insertion, in particular a bone, and can be placed on the latter. The system also includes an... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090181341 - Endodontic instrument: An endodontic instrument for root canal treatment is provided having a working portion manipulated by a handle and a curved radiused connection site for the attachment of an electronic apex locator. The curved radiused connection site is located at the proximal end of the file handle and allows the electronic... Agent: Chris J. Lampert

20090181342 - Tooth extration assisting device: A tooth extraction assisting device includes an ultrasonic machine, an ultrasonic hand piece, and 5 different insert tips that are hook-on to the hand piece. The ultrasonic machine outputs a signal with high frequency oscillation. This high frequency oscillation signal received by the ultrasonic hand piece generates a high frequency... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090181343 - Flexible tooling for use in maxillary sinus elevation procedures and method of using the same: Tooling and methodologies for separation and dissection of the subantral membrane from the floor of the maxillary sinus, and for packing bone and bone substitutes under the subantral membrane. The tooling and associated methodology employ a handle and one or more support structures extending therefrom. A thin member extends from... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20090181344 - Pharmaceutical compound to prevent and treat focal tissular lesions and infections, method and applicators: A therapeutic compound, methods and applicators to prevent and treat focal tissular lesions and infections in mammals is made by the mixture of an antiseptic powder and an antiseptic liquid, wherein the compound may be employed for an assisted integration of implants to bone, through the bone socket arrangement pre... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090181345 - Assembly for lifting the sinus membrane for use in dental implant surgery: An assembly for practicing sinus membrane elevation in the process of dental implant surgery comprising a balloon made of an elastomeric material and having a rounded head portion, an elongated, tubular sleeve portion and a flanged rim portion. Further provided is a balloon probe member having a stem portion with... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090181346 - Method, blank, assortment of blanks, dental database and blank database comprising prefabricated partial end surfaces of partial dentures: The invention relates to a process, a blank, an assortment of blanks, a tooth database, and a database of blanks, for the production of a dental prosthetic item. The method comprises the provision of a 3D model of a dental prosthetic item and the selection of a suitable blank from... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090181347 - Bone augmentation product for guiding bone tissue regeneration: A bone augmentation product for guiding bone tissue regeneration includes a soft tissue barrier membrane in the form of a soft sheet, and a tissue-regeneration guiding material being integrally molded to one side of the soft tissue barrier membrane. The tissue-regeneration guiding material may be collagen for directly filling in... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090181348 - Dental patient anxiety and pain management system including isolated hand piece interrupt and reset: Disclosed is a dental patient anxiety and pain management system including a patient controllable interrupt device operable by a patient for interrupting a flow of pressurized fluid along a fluid path between a pressurized fluid source to a dental hand piece and for venting the pressurized fluid from a portion... Agent: Haverstock Roberts LLP

07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090176182 - Systems and processes for dental implant placement: Dental implant placement may be facilitated using a guide and/or placement system. The guide may allow an appropriate position for a dental implant to be determined. The placement system may position the guide in a patient.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090176183 - Lubricious metal orthodontic appliance: A metal orthodontic appliance with a polymer coating that becomes slippery when wetted, and a method of making the appliance which comprises cleaning and treating the metal surface of the appliance and coating the appliance with a hydrophilic polymer.... Agent: Lloyd L. Zickert Suite 1100

20090176184 - Method and pulverizing apparatus for preparing pulverized product of extracted tooth, demineralized powder originated from extracted tooth, and composite of demineralized powder and apatite, suitable for use in highly advanced medical treatments: [Solving Means] A method for preparing a pulverized product of extracted tooth, comprising the pulverizing of extracted tooth with a pulverizing apparatus to obtain a pulverized product of an extracted tooth. The pulverizing apparatus comprises a sealable pulverizing chamber and freely rotating pulverizing blade within said pulverizing chamber, and the... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090176186 - Air/light dental device: A hand held curing light device having an integral, self-contained compressed-air system, which allows the operator to complete a procedure involving the use of light-curable compounds using a single hand-held instrument.... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20090176185 - Dental handpiece: A dental handpiece comprising of: a handle, a probe & camera installed at the front of the handle, a LCD attached to the handle where the LCD is connected to the camera.... Agent: Leo Chen

20090176187 - Dental handpiece: A dental handpiece comprises a housing (27) and a tool retaining mechanism (60) for retaining a rotary dental tool (28). The rotary dental tool rotates about a first axis (42) and the mechanism retaining the tool such that the tool extends from the housing along the first axis. A tubular... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090176188 - Ablating apparatus particularly useful for removal of dental periapical lesions: Apparatus for removing a dental periapical lesion at an apex of a root canal in a tooth, includes: an ablating device sized and constructed for (a) introduction through a cavity in the tooth into the root canal; (b) movement therethrough to protrude through the apex into contact with the dental... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090176189 - Method and system for extraction of broken objects from enclosed spaces: The present invention is an extraction system capable of easily removing an object having a hollow interior from an enclosed space. The system comprises an overtube that is at least partially insertable into the enclosed space, and a wire comprising an elongated portion, a handle and an insertion end comprising... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090176191 - Ceramic dental implant: A dental implant is disclosed comprising an anchoring part for anchoring within a bone and comprising a mounting part for receiving a prosthetic build-up construction, wherein the anchoring part and the mounting part are configured integrally of a material comprising zirconia, wherein at least the anchoring part is treated at... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090176190 - Screw anchored orthodontic appliance and methods: An orthodontic appliance for correcting malocclusions including a device having first and second operating components, at least one of the operating components configured to be coupled to at least one tooth of a patient. The operating components are coupled together in a manner allowing controlled movement of at least one... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090176193 - Implant pellets and methods for performing bone augmentation and preservation: Embodiments described herein are related to pellets that are placed within an extraction site that is in need of bone augmentation and preservation. The pellets are typically cylindrical in shape and comprise a material and a polymer coating. The goal of the pellets are to encourage sufficient new bone growth... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090176192 - Matrix band: A matrix band which includes fibers and a matrix, at least a portion of the matrix being at least partially uncured. The invention further relates to a dental restoration kit, a prepreg and the use of the matrix.... Agent: James C. Lydon

20090176194 - Method of cementing prosthetic devices and cementation kit: A simplified method for adhering a prosthetic device to tooth structure using a single-part light-curable self-adhering cement composition. The method includes adhering a bonding surface of the prosthetic device to tooth structure directly using a light-curable single-part self-adhering cement composition without first treating the tooth structure and the bonding surface... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090170049 - Self-ligating orthodontic bracket: A self-ligating orthodontic bracket with a closing spring (7) made of spring steel sheet, which has a first end (22), which can be anchored to the first tie wing (4a), and a second end, which is connected to the first end (22) by an arc (21) wrapping around the first... Agent: Jansson Shupe & Munger Ltd.

20090170050 - Intermaxillary fixation device and method of using same: A medical apparatus having a bar, the bar having a slot extending laterally along the bar; and a plurality of hooks, wherein the bar is an arch bar that is configured to be attached to a mandible or a maxilla. Such medical apparatuses may also have a plurality of arch... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090170051 - Lower jaw dental impression tray withy faux-tongue extension: m

20090170052 - Dental apparatus for irrigating root canals of teeth and method for irrigating root canals of teeth: A dental apparatus for irrigating root canals of teeth comprises a device (1) with an elongated flexible feeder (12) or a flexible pipe introducing a cleansing and/or medical fluid into the root canals of teeth. The device (1) introducing the cleansing and/or medical fluid is moveably inserted in a chamber... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090170053 - Cutting bar for dental use: Provided is a cutting bar for dental use that can cut both dentin and enamel with a single bar unanesthetically and efficiently without causing any pain or unpleasant sensation in a patient, in particular, a cutting bar for dental use that can fundamentally solve the problem in that a cutting... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090170054 - Implant, in particular jaw implant, with different material properties: The invention relates to an implant (1), particularly a jaw implant, which comprises several structural zones (5, 6, 12) made of a material which is non-resorbable, particularly from bones, for the implantation on bones or at least in the vicinity of bones. In an advantageous further embodiment of the implant,... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

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