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Dentistry November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/09

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11/26/2009 > 14 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.

20090291404 - Orthodontic brackets and appliances and methods of making and using orthodontic brackets: Orthodontic brackets and appliances, and methods of making and using orthodontic brackets. The orthodontic bracket may include a molded identification marking including at least one alphanumeric character disposed on a visible surface. A kit of self-ligating orthodontic brackets may be provided that includes individual brackets of different archwire slot widths... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090291405 - Orthodontic device and method for treating malocclusions: A dental apparatus for use with a connecting member coupled to a jaw in a patient's mouth. The apparatus includes an orthodontic device and a connecting device carried by the orthodontic device. The connecting device includes a receptacle adapted to partially receive the connecting member and a blocking member. The... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090291407 - Dental implant positioning: Methods, devices, systems, and series of appliances are provided for dental implant positioning. One method for positioning an implant with dental treatment includes determining an implant location based on a virtual model of an optimized dental occlusion, moving one or more teeth using a first number of a series of... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20090291406 - Orthodontic tooth movement device, systems and methods: The present invention provides orthodontic appliances and systems, and related methods, for applying a force to a target tooth as an appliances is worn by the patient. One positioning appliance includes a tooth positioning appliance having teeth receiving cavities shaped to apply a positioning force to the patient's teeth. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (018563)

20090291408 - Smile designer: Various methods and systems for designing a restored smile are provided. One method includes receiving scan data of a patient's teeth, developing a digital model of the patient's teeth via a computing device, where the model represents the patient's teeth based upon the scan data, creating a dental treatment plan... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20090291409 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument for dental treatments using a laser that comprises at least two laser modules with different wavelengths, the modules being connected to an electronic controller. A changeover switch is situated between the electronic controller and the laser modules, the switch being used to connect the electronic controller to... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20090291410 - Dental delivery unit accessories: Disclosed in this specification is a cradle switch plug that is placed into a cradle of a dental instrument in a dental delivery unit to deactivate the instrument thereby allowing the instrument to remain at the ready without endangering or spraying the user and/or assistants and/or patients. In addition, when... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090291411 - Detachable stopper for dental drill: To provide a detachable stopper fixed on a spindle part of a dental drill to regulate the depth of an implant fixture embedding hole in an implant treatment, the detachable stopper includes a stopper main body 1 being made of an elastically deformable metal material, having a cylindrical shape, having... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090291412 - Dental implant, abutment structure and method for implanting a dental implant: At least one embodiment of the present invention relates to a dental implant for supporting a coronal component. In at least one embodiment, the implant includes a fixture part forming an apical bone contact part of the implant, an abutment part forming a coronal component support part of the implant,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090291414 - Method for forming a dental implant: A method for forming a dental implant includes drilling a pilot hole in the jaw bone of a subject and then threading an implant body into the pilot hole. The implant body includes a threaded portion integrally formed with a head portion having a polygonal recess. The implant body is... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090291413 - Mount device for dental implant: A mount device for a dental implant to place a fixture having an inner hole in an alveolar bone includes a mount screw having a body portion with a first screw portion and a second screw portion, and a head portion having a sectional area larger than that of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090291415 - Device and method for gingival attachment associated with endosseous implants: A gingival attachment device associated with an endosseous implant, which comprises a cervically located component of a dental implant coated on a gingival facing surface thereof with a biocompatible and non-degradable polymeric scaffold, to which epithelial and connective tissue cells of the gingiva are attachable. The polymeric scaffold may be... Agent: Richard M. Goldberg

20090291416 - Dental impression matrix tray and method of fabrication for temporary dental prostheses: A flexible dental impression tray for use with a curable matrix-forming material and a related method for fabricating temporary dental prostheses. The temporary matrix tray is configured to provide a moderate degree of flexibility and easy customization to a particular patient's dentition. Use of transparent material for the tray and... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC

20090291417 - Interactive orthodontic care system based on intra-oral scanning of teeth: Interactive, computer based orthodontist treatment planning, appliance design and appliance manufacturing is described. A scanner is described which acquires images of the dentition which are converted to three-dimensional frames of data. The data from the several frames are registered to each other to provide a complete three-dimensional virtual model of... Agent: Orametrix, Inc.

11/19/2009 > 14 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.

20090286194 - Tool for use with a tooth repositioning mechanism: A tool for rotating a component on a mechanism, to achieve linear and rotational movement of an element on the mechanism, involves three subassemblies mounted on the tool. Firstly, a reference unit that can engage with the mechanism to establish a stationary datum. Secondly, a drive assembly that can be... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20090286195 - Force-responsive orthodontic brackets and systems and methods which use the same: Force magnitudes and/or directions may be determined objectively using orthodontic brackets having an elastomeric member which allows one portion of the bracket to be resiliently moveable relative to at least on other portion of the bracket. In a preferred embodiment, the brackets include a lower base member, an upper bracket... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090286196 - Treatment of teeth by aligners: A method for treating a subject's teeth. A target configuration for the subject's teeth is determined. Receiving features are produced on a dental base in response to the target configuration, the receiving features being configured to receive physical tooth models. The physical tooth models are assembled on the dental base... Agent: Align Technology C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20090286197 - Grs implant drilling guide: A template for drilling channels in a dental alveolar ridge to receive dental implants wherein interchangeable drilling guides are precisely located in a manner that each channel is formed with successive drills that are guided in the same predetermined location, axial inclination and penetration depth in the alveolar ridge.... Agent: Neil John Graham

20090286198 - Hand held dental instrument with filtration device: A hand-held dental instrument is used for supporting a working tool and driving it according to a relative movement, including at least first fluid conveying means for conveying fluids through a body from the proximal end of the body towards fluid projection means. The first fluid conveying means include an... Agent: William H. Eilberg

20090286199 - Dental tool: A dental tool for the removal of dental appliances or oral devices from a user's mouth comprises a universal handle which is substantially cylindrical. Interconnected thereto is an engagement head comprising a first engagement member extending upward and outward opposite the handle, and a second engagement member extending downward and... Agent: Malloy & Malloy, P.A.

20090286200 - Separating ring: A separating ring having a body being a resilient bent open ring and having two bent side bars having distal ends and wedge legs formed respectively on the distal ends, the wedge legs being spearheaded and fit easily between adjacent teeth to allow dental operations to be carried out easily... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20090286201 - Dental implant drill apparatus and method: A device is operatively associated with a drill used in connection with forming a hole in which a dental implant is to be installed. The device is made in multiple sizes suitable for accommodating differences in spacing between existing teeth between which one or more new prosthetic teeth are to... Agent: Olive & Olive, P.A.

20090286202 - Polymeric dental implant assembly: A dental implant assembly (20) comprises an anchor (26, 126, 226) and a support ring (52, 152, 252) disposed about the anchor (26, 126, 226) and with a ring top end (54, 154, 254) engaging the bottom of the tooth-replicating device (24) to receive an impact force and to transfer... Agent: Harold W. Milton, Jr. Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090286203 - Foam teeth cleaning and stain removing device: A device for removing stains and polishing a user's teeth including a handle portion and a brushing head mounted on said handle, the brushing head comprises a support member; a pad of melamine foam coupled to the support member, and at least one tooth projecting outward from the melamine foam... Agent: Michael Ries

20090286204 - Cosmetic dental structures and methods: Compositions and methods are provided for a cosmetic dental structure, comprising a veneer body sized to cover at least a portion of a tooth structure. The veneer body has a front face and a reinforcement rib extending outwardly from a rear face of the veneer body. The reinforcement rib can... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090286205 - Prefabricated dental crowns: Advanced material is preferably used for the manufacturing of dental crowns which may be used to restore decayed or to protect other compromised tooth structure. The dental crowns are preferably preformed or prefabricated with a strengthener by way of either (1) a metal crown base (for example, a stainless steel... Agent: Mark A Oathout

20090286206 - Cosmetic dental structures: Compositions and methods are provided for a cosmetic dental structure, comprising a veneer body sized to cover at least a portion of a tooth structure. The veneer body has a front face and a reinforcement rib extending outwardly from a rear face of the veneer body. The reinforcement rib can... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090286207 - Dental composite stain: A stain of dental composite material vanishing under the influence of light which utilizes a curcumin containing material. The curcumin containing material is applied to the filling and the tooth to reveal the extent of the filling material relative to the tooth for the purpose of identification.... Agent: Theodore J. Bielen Jr. Bielen, Lampe, & Thoeming

11/12/2009 > 14 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.

20090280450 - Pre-formed hard-shell attachment devices for dental appliances: A dental appliance attachment device includes a rigid, substantially non-deformable shell having a hollow interior and an exterior surface defining an external configuration of the attachment device. A curable, adhesive filler is provided in the interior of the shell. The resin is adhesively bondable to the tooth surface upon being... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090280451 - Dental articulator reference object: A dental model articulator of the type that has separable complementary articulation members is connected to a registration object having compatible complementary articulation members. The dental arches of each dental model articulator half is scanned with the reference object to give the axis of the articulator model. This facilitates generating... Agent: Anglehart Et Al.

20090280452 - Sinus bur having an edge without sharp points: A dental bur used for boring pilot holes in the maxilla during endosseous dental implant surgery comprised of a rigid cylindrical body with a distal flat end having cutting blades and rounded edges. By using a bur having a flat cutting end face with rounded edges and not points, the... Agent: Malin Haley Dimaggio Bowen & Lhota, P.A.

20090280453 - Device for a dental treatment: The device for a dental treatment using at least one retention pin to be inserted into the root canal of teeth, and a container, having at least one sac bore for receiving the retention pin is characterized in that the retention pin is equipped with a coating, and is connected... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20090280454 - Dental implant with bone and gingival tissue preservation collar: Preserving the perigingival site from repeated disturbance by offering a continuous transition through the soft tissue as the external aspect of a dental implant fixture without partitions or gaps. The soft tissue is protected from repeated insertions and removal of an abutment resulting in less bone loss and gingival recession... Agent: Ezra L. Schacht

20090280455 - Interactive dental restorative network: The invention relates to a computer readable medium that includes one or more programs for carrying out a method for restoration of a patient's tooth. The method includes the steps of generating an electronic image of a patient's tooth; providing a preliminary treatment plan for addressing the dental needs of... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

11/05/2009 > 14 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.

20090274988 - Debonding pliers: An instrument for debonding an orthodontic bracket from a tooth surface includes first and second plier portions coupled for relative pivotal movement. A lever arm pivotally movable relative to the first and second plier portions has a tooth engaging member on a first end. In one embodiment, the tooth engaging... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090274989 - Anchor apparatus for orthodontic appliances: Anchor apparatus for orthodontic appliances for moving a molar or the like. A first anchor is attached to the cortical bone adjacent to one side of the molar. The first anchor is elongated and comprises an outer head portion for attachment to an orthodontic appliance, and an inner threaded portion... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090274990 - Implantation guide making method and guide block: A highly precise implant implantation guide has been desired for safely and precisely performing a dental implant treatment. A method of producing an implant implantation guide according to the present invention includes the steps of: (1) preparing a guide block including an attachment portion and a processing portion; (2) acquiring... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090274991 - Intra-oral device and method: An intra-oral device includes a tongue shield aspirator, a bite member, a bite grip, and an evacuation tube. The tongue shield aspirator may include a tongue retractor portion and a cheek retractor portion, and may be an open, unitary, and/or flexible component made of position-memory material. The bite member includes... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090274992 - Pneumatic handheld medical device with reduced noise: A handheld pneumatic medical device, such as a dentist handpiece, is provided for rotating a bur about an axis. Importantly, the device utilizes the boundary layer effect to transfer energy from the fluid flow to rotation of the bur. As a result, the device is operated without creating high decibel... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20090274993 - Process for production of a dental component and arrangement of such component: A manufacturing method and dental component are provided in which first and second cast parts are used with a casting material, such as a gel slurry, to form the dental component. The first cast part can be positioned in a space of the second cast part and a gel slurry... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090274994 - Device and method of securing dental material for production of dental prosthesis: A system and method for milling dental prostheses in a CNC milling machine includes a larger millable dental blank receivable in a primary fixture of a milling machine and capable of being machined to form one or more dental prostheses; a plurality of smaller millable dental blanks each capable of... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090274995 - Translucent veneering for a dental prosthesis formed by a press to metal process: A dental prosthesis, typically formed in a press to metal process, includes application of a porcelain composition sufficient to form a veneer on a dental prosthesis supporting metal structure, the composition having an integrated tooth-like translucency providing an aesthetic appearance. The composition is formed of a dentin frit and an... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20090274996 - Bone cutting device and method of using same: A bone cutting device having a cylindrical body that has cutting teeth on one end, a shaft extending from another end of the body for attachment to a drill, which shaft can provide cooling water to the body, and a drill extending beyond the cutting teeth for contacting the bone... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP

20090274998 - Optical detection of dental caries: A method for caries detection uses an image capture device (30, 32) to obtain fluorescence image data from the tooth (20) by illuminating the tooth to excite fluorescent emission. A first enhanced image of the tooth is then obtained by illuminating the tooth at a first incident angle, obtaining a... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.

20090274997 - System and method for comparing dental x-ray images: A system for comparing dental X-ray images includes a positional displacement calculator calculating a positional displacement between dental X-ray test and reference images by using phase-only correlation, a positional displacement corrector correcting the positional displacement, a base point extractor defining, as a base image, any one of the dental X-ray... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP

20090274999 - Custom impression coping and methods of manufacture and use thereof: A device for retracting gingival tissue away from a tooth or plurality of teeth prepared to receive a dental prosthesis comprising a retraction/impression material associated with a custom impression coping to be packed into a sulcus associated with the prepared tooth, and coincidentally obtaining an impression of said tooth or... Agent: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (other)

20090275000 - System and method for securing multiple ceramic dental blocks for milling: A system and method for milling dental prostheses in a CNC milling includes affixing a lateral side of each of a plurality of ceramic millable dental blanks to a lateral wall of a fixture; securing the fixture to a chuck of the milling machine; wet milling a single dental prosthesis... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

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