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Dentistry December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090325118 - Orthodontic brackets having a bendable or flexible member formed from amorphous metallic alloys: Orthodontic brackets having a bracket base including at least one arch wire slot formed therein and a bendable or flexible member (e.g., a film hinge) having a relatively thin cross-sectional thickness to facilitate flexing or bending of the member with little or no permanent deformation, wherein at least the bendable... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090325117 - Plastic bracket with mechanical retention and production method thereof: The invention relates to a bracket which is intended for use in orthodontics and which is made entirely from plastic using an injection moulding process. The inventive bracket comprises the basic elements of any bracket, such as the base which is fixed or cemented to the tooth, the arch groove... Agent: Joel A. Morrow

20090325119 - Orthodontic appliance: An orthodontic appliance allowing the terminal ends of the archwire to be oriented and retained in a non-distal direction, as well as a method for using the disclosed appliance, is comprised of an appliance including at least a first and second archwire slot. The appliance is formed with a base... Agent: HamiltonIPLaw, PC

20090325120 - Self-ligating orthodontic bracket with sliding ligation cover: Self-ligating orthodontic brackets include a bracket base, at least one arch wire slot formed in the bracket base adapted to receive an arch wire therein, and a ligation cover which is selectively slidable relative to the bracket base between an open non-ligating position relative to the slot and a closed,... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090325121 - Movable mandible articulator: The present invention relates to an articulator capable of completely and faithfully reproducing movements of a mandibular cast and maxillary cast. The articulator introduces a suspended mandibular member, the mandible being similar to that of in human beings. The mandible is suspended from the condyles in the glenoid fossa of... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090325122 - Drill template arrangement: A drilling assembly is provided for drilling a hole into a zygoma of a patient. The assembly can comprise a template, an extension unit, a drill guide unit, and first and second drills. The template can be configured for orientation within a patient's mouth and can comprise a guide sleeve... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090325123 - Bur for adjustable tool drive arrangement: The invention relates to an improved dental tool drive arrangement for a handpiece with a drive head, the tool drive arrangement permitting length adjustment of the tool in the drive head by concentrically supporting the tool in the drive head at any position from a fully inserted position to a... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20090325124 - Fixture mount fixing tool: To provide a fixture mount fixing tool for preventing damage of a fixture in the storage container, when a fixture mount and the fixture are engaged, the fixture mount fixing tool includes a top part (2) having a bolt insertion through-hole (1) and a droop part (3) drooped therefrom, the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090325125 - Dental framework: A method of preparing a dental framework or mathematical model thereof comprises creating a replica of a patient's mouth or a framework to be inserted into the patient's mouth, electronically scanning the replica or framework, electronically determining a surface model of a dental framework and manufacturing the framework.... Agent: John Steckler Schwab

20090325126 - Condensing skeletal implant that facilitate insertions: A dental implant that facilitates insertion includes a body having a coronal end and an apical end opposite the coronal end. An implant-prosthetic interface region is provided adjacent the coronal end. A tapered region is adjacent the apical end. A variable profile helical thread extends along the tapered region. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090325127 - Method and device for producing tooth prosthesis parts: The invention relates to a method for producing tooth prosthesis parts comprising an implant for inserting into the jaw and a prosthesis for securing to an implant by means of a connecting surface (52). A first measuring data set of a 3D X-ray image is prepared in the region of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090325128 - Method relating to implants, and a machine-readable medium and a computer: Method according to which an individual implant (19) is modelled taking into account the individual shape of a tooth (2) and/or a hole (6) in a jaw-bone (3).... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090325129 - Moldable tray, system, and method for whitening teeth: Tooth whitening system includes a moldable dental tray of sufficiently moldable material so that a user can form the tray to substantially match the configuration of the user's teeth, in use. Moldable dental tray includes a raised region and a valley that are adjacent to and free of contact with... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP

20090325130 - Extractible anchoring post made from composite material: A canal anchoring post formed by a single composite material comprising at least an organic matrix, particles and fibers. The particles and fibers are distributed in the organic matrix with respective volume proportions varying progressively and radially from the central longitudinal axis to the periphery of said post. In addition,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

  
12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090317757 - Method for using radio frequency identification microchips in orthodontic brackets: The following invention is an apparatus and method for quickly determining the type of bracket implanted on patient's tooth. A radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip is coupled to or in an orthodontic bracket. The bracket or series of brackets are then implanted on the patient's teeth as required. With the... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20090317758 - brushhead assembly-handle interface arrangement for a droplet jet system for cleaning teeth: The interface structure includes a handle portion (12) having separate supply lines for gas and liquid, and a head portion (18) also having separate supply lines for gas and liquid, wherein the upper surface of the handle portion is configured relative to the lower surface of the head portion, with... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090317759 - Micro-abrasive blasting device for dental applications and methods: A micro-abrasive blasting device comprises a mixing chamber, a delivery conduit extending from external the mixing chamber to the mixing chamber and a discharge conduit extending from the mixing chamber. Abrasive material may selectively be sealed in the chamber by positioning the discharge conduit to abut the inlet port. The... Agent: Gerald E. Linden C/o Stauffer

20090317760 - Multi-lumen aspirator device: A multi-lumen aspirator device having an elongated body with a plurality of lumens disposed therein for reducing the sound level generated during the operation of the device is disclosed. The elongated body defines a proximal opening that communicates with a distal opening through an inner conduit. The plurality of lumens... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20090317761 - stabilizer for tooth prostheses: A stabilizer for tooth prostheses, consisting of a double torsion spring, the arms (4, 5) of which are telescopically longitudinally movable in cylindrical guides (7, 8) in the prosthesis halves (1, 2), has a hook-shaped eyelet (9) on each of the ends of both of the stabilizer arms. The guides... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090317762 - Implants with porous outer layer, and process for the production thereof: Provided are implants having a porous coating, comprising an implant core made of solid material and a sleeve fitted thereon, wherein the sleeve comprises an outer porous region in addition to an inner non-porous region. The invention further provides a method for joining the solid implant core and a sleeve... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090317764 - Endosteal dental implant: One aspect of the invention concerns a one-piece endosteal dental implant (10). The implant (10) has a root portion (12) which is externally threaded for engagement in a hole formed in a supporting bone structure. The implant also has an abutment (14) for supporting a dental prosthesis. The abutment is... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20090317763 - Implant arrangement: An anchoring arrangement is provided for anchoring a dental prosthesis to a patient. The arrangement can comprise an implant, a sleeve, and a fastening screw. The implant can comprise a coronal portion and an apical portion. The apical portion can be configured to extend from within a jaw bone and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090317765 - Supraosseous dental implant: The present invention relates to a supra-osseous dental implant (1), comprising a laminar elongated plate (11) comprising a central substantially rigid part (11a) extending perpendicularly the longitudinal axis of said elongated plate (11) and bearing an upright extending shank (12) fixed to said central part (11a), said shank comprising means... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090317768 - Implant, method of preparing an implant, implantation method, and kit of parts: An implant according to the invention includes first thermoplastic material portions, and second thermoplastic material portions liquefiable by mechanical vibrations and being in contact with the first thermoplastic material portions, wherein the second thermoplastic material portions preferably constitute at least a part of a surface of the implant, and wherein... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090317767 - Material based on a partially stabilized zirconia matrix and process for the preparation and use of the material: A material comprising: from 98-50% by volume of zirconia as a matrix, which is stabilized with i) either of from about 2 to about 3 mole percent of yttria ii) or of from about 10 to about 15 mole percent of ceria; iii) or a mixture of ceria and yttria... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC

20090317766 - Structured coatings for implants and process for the preparation thereof: The invention relates to a method for producing a powder-filled ceramic coating made from a precursor ceramic compound (for example, a sol-gel), said coating having an advantageous surface roughness and wherein active ingredients may be eluted from the matrix or filler under physiological conditions and to an implant which can... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20090317769 - Resilient coping for immediate loading of dental implants: A resilient coping for use in the immediate loading of a newly placed dental implant with a temporary tooth has a resilient liner to prevent movement of the temporary tooth mounted on the resilient coping from being transmitted to the implant, thereby promoting its osseointegration.... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090317771 - Implant removal tool: Implant removal tool (1) which allows removing an implant (5) from a patient's bone (6). The implant removal tool (1) comprises a head (2), to which a torque-providing system is attached, and a threaded body (4) preferably with a decreasing diameter. The threaded body (4) preferably has a thread to... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090317770 - User health profiles derived from oral care implements: A computer-implemented method includes a step of presenting an indication of a health profile of a person based on information obtained from an oral care implement. Also, a method includes displaying an indication of a history of the health profile of a a person based on second information previously received... Agent: Colgate-palmolive Company

20090317772 - Dental compositions with calcium phosphorus releasing glass: The present application provides dental compositions, and methods of making and using dental compositions that include a calcium and phosphorus releasing glass. Such dental compositions can be useful for delivering ions to the oral environment.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

  
12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090311645 - Dental appliance: Embodiments include dental appliances, dental appliance systems, and methods of making and using such appliances. In one embodiment, a dental appliance includes a shell having a number of cavities to receive one or more teeth, each cavity having an inner surface. Fewer than all cavities are scaled-up in size by... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20090311646 - Orthodontic corrective appliance, especially for correcting malpositioned molars: An orthodontic corrective appliance for correcting malpositioned molars, wherein one end of the appliance is mounted on a supporting device, and the other end is applied to the given molar with spring loading includes a pusher element which is guided axially in a sleeve and is acted upon by a... Agent: Friedrich Kueffner

20090311647 - 3d planning and prediction method for optimizing facial skeleton symmetry in orthognathic surgery: The method comprises steps of making a plaster dental cast of a patient, reconstructing jaw image assembly models, performing registration between physical stone and image model, adjusting the plaster dental cast based on a x-ray cephalometric plan, tracking movements of the plaster dental cast, obtaining optimal symmetry planes of the... Agent: Patenttm.us

20090311648 - Medical suction apparatus: The invention relates to a medical suction device (10) for sucking up liquids and particles, said device comprising a hollow base body (12) having a longitudinal axis X-X, an outer surface (16), an inner surface (14), and a suction opening (20). Part of said base body has a reflecting surface... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090311649 - Method and material kit for the production of tooth replacement parts: The process for producing tooth replacement parts is characterized in that curable tooth replacement material is introduced into a first mold of part of the human dentition, a positive model produced from a second mold is pressed into this material and the tooth replacement material remaining after the pressing-in is... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20090311650 - Method for the production of a ceramic molded part: e

20090311651 - Polyether-based preparations and use thereof: The invention relates to preparations based on polymerizable polyether materials and a fluidity improver and to the use thereof in producing dental materials, especially impression materials.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

  
12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090305182 - Orthodontic tooth retention system: An orthodontic retainer system including retainer modules that are applied to adjacent teeth in a patient's mouth, and a method and apparatus for delivering the system. The retainer modules may be provided in the form of mutually attracted members, such as magnets, that are temporary coupled on opposites sides of... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20090305183 - Bell-mouthed active wing bracket: A bell-mouthed active wing bracket includes an immovable wing (11) combined with a bracket holder (1) and a movable wing (2) pivotally disposed on the bracket holder (1) by sliding. A “-” shape groove is formed between the immovable wing (11) and the movable wing (2). The space of the... Agent: Raymond Y Chan

20090305184 - Mechanical transduction cyclic force orthodontic system: Provided herein is a transduction cyclic force system for moving and/or repositioning teeth.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090305185 - Method of designing custom articulator inserts using four-dimensional data: The present invention provides methods for designing dental articulator inserts from 3d dental data (4d datasets). These 4d datasets may be used directly to provide a jaw motion model suitable for enhanced CAD or, they may be used to derive mathematical expressions that are then used to design dental articulator... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20090305186 - Accessory for a dental model articulator: An accessory for use with a dental articulator, the accessory including a dental model holder, adapted and configured to hold a dental model, and a mounting assembly for removably affixing said dental model holder to a conventional dental model articulator. In some embodiments, the dental model holder includes a model... Agent: Deborah A. Gador

20090305187 - Liquid interdental cleaner: The interdental cleaner includes a source of liquid (22) and a control system (42) including a manual pump (26), for moving a selected amount of liquid, suitable for a single use, into a liquid pathway and there to a mixing chamber (53). A source of pressurized gas (30), such as... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090305188 - Chemically pre-impregnated silk retraction cords having increased strength: A degradation resistant gingival retraction cord comprising or consisting essentially of silk is formed from two or more strands that are braided, twisted or woven. The degradation resistant retraction cord comprises at least about 50% silk, 80% silk, 90% silk, 95% silk, or essentially all silk. They are able to... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090305189 - Dental implantology device: The invention relates to a dental implantology device combining a specific drill (21) which is adapted to jawbone density variations and an implant (1) which is formed in a corresponding manner to the drill (21) and which is also adapted to bone density variations. According to the invention, the implant... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090305190 - Dental implant and process for its manufacture: A dental implant (1) with a post section (2) that can be implanted in the jaw with a designated mounting component (3) to which a crown can be attached should enable the dental technician to select an especially favorable position for the additional mounted components and should make it simultaneously... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20090305191 - Failsafe installation tool for dental implants: A failsafe driver mechanism is provided that protects a dental implant from damage.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090305192 - Implant arrangement: An implant is arranged with a thread which can be exposed to a jaw bone and which has a first extent in the longitudinal direction of the implant. Thread flanks are assigned second extents between the inner and outer peripheries of the thread. Along all or most of the first... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090305193 - Waved implant integrating soft tissue area and osseous tissue area: Disclosed herein is a waved implant integrating a soft tissue area and an osseous tissue area. The implant is connected at an upper end thereof to a process tooth. The implant includes a screw portion, a flange and a soft tissue area. The screw portion is inserted into an alveolar... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090305194 - Dental fillers including a phosphorus containing surface treatment, and compositions and methods thereof: The present application provides dental fillers, and methods of making and using dental fillers that include a treated surface that includes phosphorus and a divalent cation. Dental compositions including such dental fillers can be useful for delivering ions to the oral environment.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090305195 - Preformed malleable solid crown: A solid dental crown and methods of using the solid dental crown are disclosed. The solid dental crown includes, a self-supporting solid hardenable preformed dental crown having an external crown shape defined by an external crown surface. The external crown surface defines a crown volume that is substantially filled with... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090305196 - Dental compositions including organogelators, products, and methods: A hardenable dental composition that includes a polymerizable component and an organogelator.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

  
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