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Dentistry January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/10

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01/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100021857 - Orthodontic bracket and use thereof: A bracket for attaching an arch wire to a tooth includes a dental plate with a back and a front, wherein the back is intended to be attached to a tooth by an adhesive connection, and also an arch wire holder for fastening the arch wire to the bracket, wherein... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100021858 - Injection correction impression tray: An injection correction impression tray (18) serves for producing dental impressions for the subsequent manufacture of crowns, bridges and other dental prostheses. The tray (18) includes a base body (23) containing impression material and a profile bottom plate (27). The plate (27) includes a first channel (41) and a second... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100021859 - Methods, systems and accessories useful for procedures relating to dental implants: A method and system are provided for manufacturing a physical dental model. A virtual model is provided representative of at least a portion of the intra-oral cavity including at least one dental implant implanted therein, and the virtual model includes a virtual portion representative of each dental implant. The virtual... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100021860 - Ergonomic high volme evacuator system: An ergonomic high volume evacuator system provides a tapered tubular evacuator tool having a body defining a medial channel with an angulated mirrored guard having an optically reflective insert adjacent a beveled input orifice. A flexible evacuation hose having an integral coil spring and a vacuum connector pneumatically releasably interconnect... Agent: Bergman & Jeckle P.l.l.c.

20100021861 - Tooth grinding system: A tooth grinding system includes an electric motor, a drive unit driven by the motor, a float arm attached to the electric motor at one end, a cutter head at the distal end of the arm including a drive assembly and a cutter element driven by the drive assembly and... Agent: Joseph S. Iandiorio Intellectual Property Law Attorneys

20100021863 - Dental retractor: A dental retractor for employment during dental and oral surgery procedures. The device employs a reflective surface at a distal end which is conventionally used adjacent to the surgery site in the patient's mouth. The reflective surface eliminates the need for additional mirrors and such in the patient's mouth. Additionally... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center

20100021862 - Novel method and device for positioning patients for dental imaging: The present invention relates to methods and devices for positioning a patient's head prior to radiographic analysis for orthodontic and dental applications. According to certain embodiments of the invention, such methods comprise disposing a device in the patient's mouth and having the patient bite down on the device. The device... Agent: James Mah

20100021864 - Manual driver for implant drills and method of dental implantation: A manual driver for a dental implant drill or other dental implant tools and the method of use for preparing for dental implantation are provided. The manual driver includes a handle, an extension shank and a chuck having an axial channel configured to receive and interlock an implant drill, and... Agent: Melvin K. Silverman And Assocs PC

20100021865 - Method for manufacturing implant abutments for dental implants, and an implant abutment for a dental implant: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing implant abutments 9 for dental implants 1, wherein the implant abutment 9 comprises a prefabricated base member 8 for joining the implant abutment to the dental implant 1, and a customized main body 15. The aim of the invention is to simplify... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20100021867 - Method and apparatus for hard tissue treatment and modification: A device and method for forming a texture on a surface of a hard material. Spatial patterns, such as an array of microbeams, are delivered to the tissue through the handpiece. The plurality of microbeams illuminate and ablate the hard material simultaneously. Each of the microbeams has of a sufficient... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20100021866 - Method of producing tooth, set of teeth, and method of producing tissue: A first cell mass substantially containing only either one of mesenchymal cells or epithelial cells and a second cell mass substantially containing only the other one of the cells are positioned in contact with each other inside a support carrier which can maintain a condition of cell contact; and cultured... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100021868 - Dental crown forms and methods: Dental crown forms and methods of using them are disclosed. The dental crown forms may include one or more of the following features: a handle attached to the dental crown form at a location removed from the base of the dental crown form; a vented handle through which excess amounts... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100021869 - (meth)acryloyl-containing materials, compositions, and methods: Di-, tri-, and/or tetra-(meth)acryloyl-containing materials and compositions are provided. Such materials and compositions can preferably be hardened, without undue shrinkage, to provide hardened materials and/or compositions with properties useful, for example, in dental applications. In one aspect, the present invention provides a compound of the formula (Formula I) wherein: each... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100015565 - Orthodontic devices: Orthodontic splint devices may include one or more bases and connectors. Various attachment members configured to, during use, couple the device to a portion of the patient's mouth may also be included on the device. In some implementations, a base may include an attachment member that includes a conduit and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100015566 - Shower head attachment for mixing liquids used to clean teeth: A valve for adjusting the flow of water through an oral irrigation device is connected to a shower head by a flexible conduit. The valve is located on a handle connected to a water-dispensing pick for cleaning teeth and gums. Mixing apparatus is provided for injecting a secondary fluid, such... Agent: Allen D. Brufsky, Pa

20100015567 - Dental hygiene tool: A dental hygiene tool particularly adapted for cleaning and treating dental spaces, surfaces and other areas including interproximal surfaces, orthodontic appliances, bridgework, crowns, surgical sites, implants and periodontal pockets and for gently massaging and compressing gingival tissues and to help reduce inflamation and pocket depth, in a single device. The... Agent: Charmasson, Buchaca & Leach, LLP

20100015568 - Adjustable angle prophy angle adapter: An adjustable angle adapter for a prophy angle comprises a nose, a rotating member, a body, a shaft, and a multi-axis rotation joint. The nose is configured to receive a portion of a prophy angle. The rotating member is positioned within the nose. The body is adjustably connected to the... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20100015569 - Placement tool: A method, a device and a kit for the positioning of a small object, such as a dental restoration, in a specific desired location is disclosed. Conventional techniques to secure dental restorations have depended upon various rod-like handles tipped with sticky wax or nectar-like bulbs. These techniques are generally limited... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20100015570 - Procedure for dimensionally accurate sintering of a shaped piece: A procedure for dimensionally accurate sintering of a shaped piece manufactured from a blank of porous ceramic material, in which during the sintering, the shaped piece remains connected via at least one first connection like a rib, with a support that is manufactured from the blank. To ensure with simple... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100015571 - Flexible abutment for use with a dental implant: A flexible abutment is provided to allow a prosthetic tooth or other dental device to simulate the flexibility of a natural tooth to provide protection from accidental sudden forces affecting the implant and allows for connection between a natural tooth and the implant, such as by a bridge.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100015572 - Set of elements for producing a dental prosthesis, system for producing a dental prosthesis or a set of elements, and corresponding production methods: f

20100015573 - Material and blank for dentures: A material for dentures having a 3-point bending strength of at least 1300 MPa, dentures produced from said type of material, corresponding blank materials, a method for producing blanks, and a method for producing a denture part made from said material or a blank.... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100015574 - Aesthetic ceramic veneered restoration: The present invention relates to an aesthetic dental restoration having a layered structure, which dental restoration has the appearance of a natural tooth. In addition, the present invention relates to a method for preparing such dental restorations. Particularly, the invention is based on the control of interaction between opalescence and... Agent: Dentsply International Inc.

20100015575 - Dentition score: Methods, systems, algorithms, and uses for dentition scores having clinical applicability for an individual patient are described herein. The scores increase as a condition worsens and decrease with treatment. The score can be used to communicate the status of a patient's dentitions to the patient, to an insurer, or to... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100015576 - Method and apparatus for diagnostic and treatment using hard tissue or material microperforation: A method of modifying or treating biological tissue by microperforating hard tissue is disclosed. The method comprises identifying a target area associated with the hard tissue, using a laser beam to perforate at least one incision in the hard tissue, wherein at least one incision has a diameter from a... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20100015577 - Orthodontic indirect bonding tray with moisture control: An indirect bonding apparatus for orthodontic bonding procedures includes a tray having inner wall sections defining a channel for receiving the patient's dental arch. A number of orthodontic appliances are detachably connected to the tray along the channel, and each appliance includes a base for bonding the appliance to the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100015578 - Methods of using a dental composition having an acidic component and a photobleachable dye: Methods of using a dental composition having a photobleachable dye and an acidic component with a pKa of less than 4.5 are disclosed. The photobleachable dye is selected from the group consisting of aminoanthraquinone dyes, azo dyes, and combinations thereof. The aged color of the dental composition is substantially the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

01/14/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100009308 - Visualizing and manipulating digital models for dental treatment: Methods and apparatus for visualizing and manipulating three-dimensional digital dental models and related methods and apparatus for dental treatments are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for visualizing and manipulating a three-dimensional digital dental model may comprise viewing the three-dimensional digital dental model and using hand gestures to instruct a... Agent: Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP

20100009309 - Prophylactic systems for dental instruments and methods for using the same: A prophylactic system 100 for a dental hand piece 101 of a selected shape and having an outlet 112 for providing a fluid to an operating field is disclosed. A cover 102 has a shape substantially similar to the hand piece 101 for enclosing the dental hand piece 101 and... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100009310 - Method for removing a tool fragment from a tooth root canal and an extractor for carrying out said method: The method and extractor relate to dentistry and are intended for extraction of metal instruments fragments from a root canal of the tooth, as these instruments may be broken and may get stuck here, for example, during endodontic treatment. According to the invention, two insulated metal electrodes assembled as a... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20100009311 - Mouth guard: A mouth guard for an adult having bicuspids and canines. The mouth guard includes a tray having a trough dimensioned to receive only the bicuspids and canines of the adult human. Dental impression material is disposed in the tray which conforms to the shape of the bicuspids and canines of... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100009312 - Hand-held instrument for dental or surgical use: A hand-held medical instrument intended to turn a movable tool at high speed, includes a clamping mechanism for fixing the tool, a motor mechanism for the driving rotation of the clamping mechanism and a coupling system (21) for the clamping mechanism with the motor mechanism, the system including a hollow... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100009313 - Dental tray: A dental tray and system is disclosed. The dental tray may include a frame, an arch bridging two halves of the frame, and a bite block projecting upward from the arch to contact a palate. The system may further include a suction system connected to the frame for suctioning liquid... Agent: Philip Victor Kushner

20100009314 - Method and device for placing dental implants: The invention relates to a method and device for placing implants (1) using a surgical template (11) which is made from tomographic cuts in the patient's jawbone (7). According to the invention, step drills (4) and calibrating drills (5), having a single standard diameter for each type of implant (1),... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20100009315 - Acoustically activated dental instrument: An acoustically activated dental instrument that comprises a working head attached to a shaft, the working head being covered with abrasive particles at its front end portion and having a spherical basic shape at its distal end, the outside of which is covered with abrasive particles. The working head is... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20100009316 - Compact dental implant: A dental implant is provided for supporting a dental prosthesis. The implant has a body having an outer surface, an apical end, a coronal end, a coronal portion, and a threaded portion. The coronal portion has a collar that tapers inwardly. The threaded portion has an intermediate portion and an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100009317 - Method for reconstruction of teeth: A method for the reconstruction of missing, broken and/or abraded teeth by means of face analysis. In order to determine the shapes and sizes of the teeth, the face of a patient, for whom the teeth are intended, is measured by means of one or more image-type pictures. The respective... Agent: Daniels Patent Law PLLC

20100009318 - Device for attaching dental model to articulator: The present invention relates to a device for attaching a dental model to a variety of articulators for reproducing oral motions as a sagittal plane of a patient's organism and the left and right side points having the same height relative to the sagittal plane are found to mount the... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100009319 - Alloy and composition for endodontic treatment: Provided is an alloy for endodontic treatment that can solve a problem of a conventional nitinol alloy. The nitinol alloy has poor mechanical characteristics, such as, tensile strength, yield strength, and elastic modulus and low suitability to a human body. The alloy for endodontic treatment is a Ti-aNb-bSi-based alloy or... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

01/07/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100003630 - Zirconia sintered bodies with high total light transmission and high strength, uses of the same, and process for producing the same: The invention relates to the use of a sintered body obtained by subjecting a primary sintered body having a relative density of 95% or higher produced from a fine yttria-containing zirconia powder to HIP sintering at a temperature of 1,200-1,600° C. and a pressure of 50 MPa or higher. This... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100003631 - Bracket with a pad: Bracket (1) with a pad (3) for affixing it to a tooth of a patient, with a bracket body (5) that has a slot (7) for receiving an orthodontic wire (9), and with a channel-like wire guide (11) which has wire guide surfaces (11F) for guiding the wire (9) and... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100003632 - Totally adjustable bracket system: This invention refers to a totally adjustable, low-friction bracket system which allows the programming of the prescription in an individualized fashion reducing the quantity of adjustments in the archwires, in order to bring the teeth into their suitable positions in orthodontic treatments.... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20100003633 - Apparatus for light-curing a dental object: The invention relates to an apparatus for irradiating an object, in particular for light-curing a dental object by means of a first radiation, the apparatus comprising at least one radiation source for emitting the first radiation, the apparatus further comprising at least one radiation sensor for measuring at least a... Agent: John C. Thompson

20100003634 - Orthodontic implant device: An orthodontic implant device is provided including a head portion (4), engagement means (14, 16) provided on or associated with an upper surface (6) of the head portion or a neck portion to allow an insertion instrument to engage therewith in use and a body portion (10) extending from a... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100003635 - Dental implant: A dental implant is provided having an anchoring part for anchoring the dental implant in the bone and an abutment for fastening a superstructure, the abutment being connected to the anchoring part, and the anchoring part and the abutment being based on zirconium oxide. The anchoring part is provided with... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100003636 - Medical handpiece for dispensing filling material: Medical handpieces for dispensing filling material are disclosed. Some handpieces comprise a connection device for a filling material container, a vibration unit for the generation and transmission of vibrations to the filling material and a conveying device for conveying filling material from the container. The vibration unit comprises a vibration... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100003637 - Dental file with improved tip configuration: A dental instrument for cleaning and shaping a root canal of a tooth includes a working portion having three helical flutes and a guide tip with a first, second, and third face surface. A portion of the guide tip is removed so that each of the first and second surfaces... Agent: Gable & Gotwals

20100003638 - Modular implant with secured porous portion: A modular implant includes a head, an intermediate part configured to engage bone, and an initially separate anchor configured to engage the head so that at least the head and the anchor cooperatively secure the intermediate part on the implant to form the modular implant. At least one of the... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100003639 - Porous implant with non-porous threads: An implant which includes a shaft made of a first material and having an exterior surface, and at least one thread made of a second material different from the first material, engaging the exterior surface, and extending outwardly from the exterior surface for engaging bone. After implantation of the implant,... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100003640 - Implant with structure for securing a porous portion: An implant includes a head portion, an intermediate portion and an initially separate stem portion configured to engage the head portion so that at least the head portion and the stem portion cooperatively secure the intermediate portion on the implant. The implant may also include a locking mechanism configured to... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100003641 - Dental crown system: A system for providing a dental crown of substantially pure zirconia. The zirconia crown may be formed by one of several manufacturing process. The formed crown exterior is polished and fine polished to produce an aesthetic outer surface mimicking a natural tooth.... Agent: Law Offices Of Ira D. Blecker, P.C.

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