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Dentistry April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100104998 - Dental splint: A removable splint for treating certain orofacial disorders has a chewing surface and can be worn while the patient is eating. The splint fits over some or all of the maxillary or mandibular teeth. The chewing surface is preferably shaped like the occlusal surfaces of the natural teeth of the... Agent: Etherton Law Group, LLC

20100104999 - Apparatus, system, and method for intra-oral distraction: Described herein are various embodiments of a bone distraction osteogenesis system and associated apparatus and methods that overcome at least some shortcomings of the prior art. According to one representative embodiment, a bone distraction system for distracting a portion of bone from a source bone includes a first anchor portion... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

20100105000 - Orthodontic bracket: Orthodontic bracket comprising a body (1) having a mesiodistal slot (10), a base (11), and a plurality of tie wings (12, 120) mainly developed along an occlusal-gingival direction, said tie wings being two-by-two on opposite sides in relation to said slot (10) and partially emerging over a labial side (L)... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100105001 - Apparatus, system, and method for maxillo-mandibular fixation: Described herein are various embodiments of an apparatus, system, and method for maxillo-mandibular fixation. For example, according to one representative embodiment, an apparatus for maxillo-mandibular fixation includes a plurality of connectors, a fixation belt, and a release. The connectors include one or more anchors configured to attach to bone and... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

20100105002 - Dental model, articulator and methods for production thereof: A model of at least a part of a dental structure, an articulator, and methods of manufacturing such devices are provided. The model and the articulator can be used to approximate the natural movements of a jaw of a patient to facilitate preparation of a dental restoration. The model can... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100105003 - Disposable device for ejecting a liquid or pasty product: Device for ejecting a liquid or pasty product, comprising a body (2) that has a portion (2a) designed to contain the product to be ejected and that has a hole (13) for ejecting the product, a rack (3) that moves in a bore (20) in the body (2) and causes... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100105004 - Endodontic file: An endodontic file (2) for use with a dental instrument has at least one cord (6) and a wire (8) wound around at least a major portion of the cord and having an abrasive outer surface (10). A handle having a gripping section is provided for gripping the end of... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100105005 - Apparatus, system, and method for implanting dental prosthesis: Described herein are various embodiments of a dental prosthesis implant system and associated apparatus and methods that overcome at least some shortcomings of the prior art. According to one representative embodiment, a connector for an implant retained prosthesis includes a first portion securable to a prosthesis and a second portion... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

20100105006 - Attachment system for attaching a dental superstructure to an implant, an attachment device and an anchoring element: An attachment system for removably securing a dental superstructure to a dental implant is provided. This attachment system has a first part, connected to, or arranged at, said dental superstructure, and a second part, connected to, or arranged at, said dental implant. These parts are removably securable to each other.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100105007 - Plate element for the manufacture of a dental prosthesis: The curved plate is used to position and model a malleable material capable of temporarily supporting the incisor and pinless teeth according to positions and orientations that will then be fixed permanently in the prosthesis. The plate has a general U shape, delimited by two parabola-shaped contours: an outer edge... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20100105008 - Methods for manufacturing dental implant components: A method of manufacturing a rapid prototype overmold for locating a dental implant analog in a modified stone model for use in creating a tooth prosthesis is provided. An impression of a mouth having a first installation site that has a dental implant and a gingival healing abutment with at... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100105010 - Methods and systems for producing demonstration and therapeutic models of dentition: In certain embodiments, the present invention relates to methods for producing demonstration models of dentition, which may be used for a variety of purposes, including, for example, installing dental implants in a patient and designing orthodontic devices. According to certain embodiments of the invention, methods for installing dental implants in... Agent: James Mah

20100105011 - System, method and apparatus for tooth implant planning and tooth implant kits: Systems and methods support dental implant patient scheduling and treatment process relating to packaging one or more dental appliances as a kit which is readily used by dental professional during surgery, by communicating manufacturing progress information with a doctor over a network and performing patient scheduling and treatment when the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100105009 - System, method and apparatus for tooth implants: A systematic approach to planning and selection of a dental implant. Models of the patient's dentition, including the gingival and supporting bone structure are analyzed in relation to a model of the dentition that will be replaced by the implant. Based on information collected from a missing tooth (or teeth)... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100099054 - Musculoskeletal repositioning device: Musculoskeletal repositioning devices are described. The devices are worn in the mouth and cause the lower jaw of the wearer to move into an active optimal position that relieves stress on the temporomandibular joint, causing increased muscular strength and decreased muscular tension. The devices have ramps on their upper surfaces... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100099055 - Dental laser treatment instrument comprising an optical extraction element: A dental laser treatment instrument comprising a handpiece that is connected to a supply tube for supplying laser radiation and a treatment fluid, and has a long extraction element on the front end thereof, for emitting the laser radiation. The extraction element has a long optical fiber and a cylindrical... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100099056 - Method and apparatus for occlusal position measurement and recording: The occlusal position of a patient is measured by means of light transmission through a layer of a polysiloxane which is not cross-linked. This material forms an exceptionally accurate impression of a patient's bite essentially instantaneously and enables subsequent recording and analysis of the bite in a matter of minutes.... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100099057 - Root canal instrument handle made of two co-axial portions joined in axial translation and in rotation: The invention relates to a method for designing and producing a package intended for the protection and/or transportation of a product. All of the digital design steps for the package are integrated in the method for digitizing the product, which includes a step of laminating a virtual key form of... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100099058 - Method of dental implant restoration: The invention provides a method for dental restoration including direct modification of an abutment in the oral environment to obtain the ideal shape, contour, and margin placement. The method is featured with directly measuring the shortest distance X1 between a location L1 on the surface of the abutment and the... Agent: Chan Wang

04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100092903 - Tooth bonding pad with wire retaining portions and related methods: A tooth bonding pad (22) is configured for orthodontic applications and includes a main body (26) and a ligating structure (24) adjacent to the main body. The ligating structure includes a channel (48) that is configured to receive a corrective device (16) therein and to restrict the corrective device from... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100092904 - Device for positioning at least one orthodontic element: A device (10) is provided for positioning at least one orthodontic element (300) on a dentition (100) by means of an orthodontic element holder (500) for holding at least one orthodontic element (300). The device (10) comprises a positioning template (101) for fitting on at least a part of the... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20100092905 - Orthodontic power arm: An orthodontic power arm has a body with a bonding surface for attachment to a tooth. A blade-shaped arm extends gingivally from the body and has a width extending in a mesial-distal direction. The power arm is also equipped with a number of recesses in the mesial or distal edges... Agent: Dorr, Carson & Birney, P.C. One Cherry Center

20100092906 - Corrector assembly with a telescopable portion, a crimpable portion, and an engaging portion, and a related method: A method, an orthodontic system, and orthodontic assembly (10), and a corrector assembly (8) with a telescopable portion (19), an attachable portion (18), and an engaging portion (20). The attachable portion (18) is attached to the telescopable portion (19) and is configured for coupling to a corrective device (14). The... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100092907 - Method and system for deriving a common coordinate system for virtual orthodontic brackets: Method and apparatus including obtaining digital representations of two or more dental appliances, determining a common base coordinate parameter for the two or more dental appliances, orientating the respective digital representations of the two or more dental appliances in accordance with the common base coordinate parameter, aligning the digital representations... Agent: Theodore P. Lopez Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20100092908 - Medical handpiece with pulsed illumination: Medical treatment devices, such as dental treatment devices, comprise a drive unit for driving a tool configured to act on a treatment site, a light-emitting device and a cooling media dispensing device for dispensing at least one cooling medium onto a tool and/or a treatment site. The device can be... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100092909 - Dental articulator apparatus having visible coding of teeth and jaw positions with respect to post-treatment goals: A visible coding of components of an articulator apparatus that mount maxillary and mandible casts indicates the relative correspondence between post-treatment goals and the present locations of a person's teeth and jaws. From another aspect, the visible coding indicates at least a direction, and preferably, a direction and a distance,... Agent: Terrance A. Meador Incaplaw

20100092911 - Method for manufacturing a suprastructure and a corresponding drill jig: The invention concerns a method for manufacturing a suprastructure (7) with artificial teeth (8) which is mounted on at least one implant (9,10) that is provided in the cavity of the mouth of a person and that has to be fixed to the bone of the lower jaw or the... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100092910 - Reference support for a dental implant, a radiographic and/or tomographic reference support mounting frame and a prosthetic crown sounding guide: A reference support for a dental implant, which includes a body defining a first main portion having two free ends, a respective prolonged orthogonal portion projecting from each end, the first main portion and the two prolonged orthogonal portions defining a space, the support further including members for association of... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100092912 - Guide tube and guide tube positioning device: A guide tube to enable the boring of orifices in the bone portion of the maxilla or jawbone of a patient, including at least a first outer tube segment having a first axial through aperture and at least a second inner tube segment having at least a free end and... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100092913 - Dental unit with programmable functions: Dental unit, which comprises at least one connection for at least one ancillary device, a drive-power and feed system for providing drive power or feed to said at least one ancillary device, and a control system for controlling the drive-power and feed system as well as the at least one... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100092914 - Foot actuated switch: The present invention provides a foot control unit having a plurality of switches for use by a dentist, surgeon, or other professional that is ergonomically designed to minimize body movement during activation and to prevent interruptions of the procedure being performed that may be caused by the same. In one... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20100092915 - Method of preparing nickel titanium alloy for use in manufacturing instruments with improved fatigue resistance: A method of treating Nitinol to train the structure thereof to remain in the martensite state, including the steps of subjecting the Nitinol to a strain and while subjected to the strain, thermally cycling the Nitinol between a cold bath of about 0° C. to 10° C. and a hot... Agent: Paul E. Rossler Gable Gotwals

20100092916 - Method and devices to increase craniofacial bone density: The present invention relates to a method for increasing bone growth in teeth and/or other craniofacial regions of a subject. This method includes administering to the jaw and/or teeth of the subject a mechanical vibration having a frequency of 10 to 1000 Hz with an acceleration peak of 0.1 to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20100092917 - Dental apparatus having an adjustable articulated arm: Disclosed herein is a dental apparatus having a flexible arm for a dental apparatus. A benefit of the inventive flexible arm is the ability to make fine adjustments in orientation of one end of the arm relative to the other. More specifically, the ability to adjust or optimize the horizontal... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire

20100092918 - Forceps for gripping and transporting small objects, usable in particular in dental surgery: Self-locking forceps for gripping and transporting small objects and usable in particular in dental surgery, said forceps comprising two branches that intersect freely and have a proximal manoeuvring part and a distal gripping part, the proximal parts being joined elastically at one of their ends, while the distal parts end... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100092919 - Dental grinding bar and process for manufacturing the same: The present invention provides a dental grinding bur with a coating material on an identification part that does not peel off easily and does not require formation of a groove in order to apply the coating material on the identification part. It includes a rod-shaped base 11, a grinding part... Agent: Smith Patent Office

20100092920 - Artificial root for dental implantation and method for manufacturing the same: An artificial root for dental implantation and a method for manufacturing the artificial root are provided. The artificial root comprises a neck portion, an end portion opposite the neck portion, a body portion and a multiplex thread structure which is formed on the body portion. The multiplex thread structure comprises... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100092921 - Dental pin removal system and methods: A pin removal system is configured to remove a dowel pin from a dental model base. The system includes first and second members. The first member is configured to releasably mount to the dental model base, and the second member is movable relative to the first member and into engagement... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20100092922 - Method for cleaning a root canal system: An endodontic activator is provided to facilitate the removal of pulp tissue, the smear layer, and, when present, bacteria and their related irritants from a root canal system during an endodontic procedure. The activator enhances disinfection and deep lateral cleaning of a root canal system. The activator is a sonically... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.

20100092923 - Methods for production of dental prosthetics: A method of producing a dental prosthetic includes preparing a coping, preparing a restoration, and attaching the coping to the restoration at a temperature less than about 850° C.... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100092924 - Composition for use in dentistry: Compositions containing Montmorillonite and Portland cement for tooth filling are disclosed; such compositions have shown good biocompatibility, excellent marginal adaptation to dentinal walls, short setting time, and improved viscosity.... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.

04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100086889 - Pliers for forming orthodontic wires: A pliers for forming orthodontic wires has opposing beaks with complementary wire-forming surfaces that include interfering portions. A hinge mechanism enables the beaks to open and close by rotating about an axis, and also allows a range of axial motion between the beaks sufficient to prevent interference between the wire-forming... Agent: Dorr, Carson & Birney, P.C. One Cherry Center

20100086890 - Dental positioning appliance having metallic portion: Embodiments are provided for utilizing metallic portions in dental positioning appliances. One embodiment includes a removable dental positioning appliance having a shell having one or more cavities shaped to receive and reposition one or more teeth from a first orientation to a successive orientation and where at least a portion... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20100086892 - Modified-output fiber optic tips: A laser handpiece is disclosed, including a shaped fiber optic tip having a side-firing output end with a non-cylindrical shape. The shaped fiber optic tip can be configured to side-fire laser energy in a direction away from a laser handpiece and toward sidewalls of a treatment or target site.... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100086891 - Tooth whitening apparatus: Provided is a tooth whitening apparatus. The tooth whitening apparatus includes a whitening unit having a light emitting part emitting light to all of teeth of a patient; and a wearable set to which the whitening unit is mounted, the wearable set being worn on head of the patient.... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100086893 - Powder blasting device, method and system for dental applications: A tip component of a powder blasting device comprising a powder delivery portion and a detritus evacuation portion (evacuator tube) which may be formed as a single unit. The powder delivery portion comprises a mixing chamber, an inlet port and an outlet port. A gas delivery conduit extends to the... Agent: Gerald E. Linden C/o Stauffer

20100086894 - Thin-film splash guard for a dental cuspidor: A thin-film splash guard for use with dental cuspidors is described. The splash guard includes a thin-film sheet, a pair of slots, and an adhesive. The thin-film sheet is composed of a flexible, flaccid material with front and back surfaces which is sufficiently stiff when conformed to the shape of... Agent: Michael G. Crilly, Esquire Law Offices Of Michael Crilly

20100086895 - Dental bridge: A system for attaching a natural tooth to a dental implant. The system comprises a dental prosthesis and an elastomeric cushion. The dental prosthesis has a first end and a second end. The first end is fixed to a natural tooth and the second end is engaged with a dental... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100086898 - Dental implants for implantation in a human or animal jawbone and methods of manufacturing same: The subject matter of the invention is, in one example, a dental implant for implantation in a human or animal jawbone with an implant for receiving a dental prosthesis. Providing a dental implant that can be implanted with less discomfort for the patient is achieved in that the implant is... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100086897 - Elastic temporary supraconstruction for a dental implant: A temporary supraconstruction for a dental implant or a core for a temporary supraconstruction for a dental implant, characterized in that it includes a material having a modulus of elasticity of less than 300 MPa, preferably in the range of from 15 to 20 MPa.... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100086896 - Implant for anchoring dental prosthesis: The invention relates to an implant, in particular for anchoring dental prostheses, which is provided with a zirconium nitride (ZrN) coating and/or a zirconium oxide (ZrO2) coating covering in particular the sections that come into contact with the soft tissue.... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100086899 - Method concerning the modelling and production of a set of artificial teeth: Method for producing a base part of a set of artificial teeth, or a set of artificial teeth having a base part, comprising the step of forming the base part by a rapid prototyping process, e.g. 3D lithography and, in particular, 3D laser lithography. Furthermore, the invention relates to a... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100086900 - Coping-analogue kit: Disclosed is a kit useful in connection with the preparation of dental prostheses and including an implant-abutment analogue and a burnout coping. The analogue generally corresponds to an implant and abutment in the jaw of a patient. A burnout coping is secured to the analogue for the preparation of the... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100081106 - Orthodontic implement removably attached to lip protector: The present invention relates to an orthodontic implement removably attached to a lip protector adapted to cover an orthodontic appliance for correction of irregular alignment of teeth having orthodontic brackets attached on the faces of teeth and orthodontic wires and ligature wires adapted to apply an orthodontic force to the... Agent: Customer No. 70416 Perkins Coie LLP

20100081107 - Apparatus for explanting a dental implant from a human or animal bone: The subject matter of the invention is an apparatus for explanting a dental implant from a human or animal bone. In one example, the invention may use a trephine bur on the end side of which there is formed a bur bit. In one or more examples, an apparatus by... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100081108 - Three-way syringe adapter: An adapter for use with an air/water tip (e.g., a three-way dental syringe). The adapter comprises a body including a proximal end and a distal end, a mixing chamber disposed between the proximal and distal ends, a water delivery lumen for delivering water from a coupleable fluid dispensing device to... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100081109 - Dental implant and method for the production thereof: The invention discloses a novel implant provided with a macroporous surface on the top surface, and a method for the production of such a metallic and/or ceramic implant having a textured, particularly porous, surface for the at least partial insertion in hard tissue, such as in a bone, and/or into... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100081110 - Method for affixing an artificial element to a surface of dentine, enamel, bone, or a corresponding substitute material, and set for carrying out the method: Elements (5) such as dental fillings, inlays, dental veneers, root pins, implants to be implanted in bone tissue, or endoprostheses are affixed to surfaces (3) of dentine, tooth enamel, bone tissue, or a corresponding substitute material, by providing the element with element surfaces (6) including a first thermoplastic material, by... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100081112 - Implants, tools, and methods for sinus lift and lateral ridge augmentation: Apparatus is provided that includes a dental implant having a proximal implant end and a lateral external surface. The implant is shaped so as to define a lumen therethrough having a lateral opening through the lateral external surface. The apparatus further includes an applicator, which is removably coupled to the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100081111 - Sinus lift implant: A dental implant is provided that has a proximal-most part, a lateral external surface, and a distal implant portion that extends from a distal implant end along up to 50% of a longitudinal length of the implant. The implant is shaped so as to define a lumen therethrough (a) having... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100081113 - Dental root canal-filling composition: To provide a dental root canal-filling composition which is generally formed in a point shape, has high strength, is properly deformed so as to afford easy operativity for filling in a root canal, has improved wetting and adhering properties with a root canal-filling sealer and is less deteriored by sterilization... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

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