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20100159411 - Low profile self-ligating orthodontic brackets and methods of using such orthodontic brackets: Low profile self-ligating orthodontic brackets and methods of using such orthodontic brackets. The bracket includes a bracket body, a latching member, and a hinge pin pivotally coupling a hinged end of the latching member with the bracket body. The hinge pin, which is made of a resilient material, is configured... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100159412 - Reduced registration bonding template: A dental template for positioning an object on teeth of a patient and method for fabricating the same. The method includes creating a digital model of the patient's teeth, creating a simplified template model based on the digital model, and fabricating the dental template based on the simplified template model.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (018563)
20100159413 - Uv and chemical cure blocking dental template: A dental template formed of an ultraviolet light-blocking or chemical cure inhibition material configured to restrict the curing of excess adhesive flash during the bonding of orthodontic devices to teeth. The dental template is configured to be positioned over a patient's teeth to guide placement of brackets on the teeth.... Agent: Align Technology C/o Wagner Blecher LLP
20100159414 - Automatic spatial adjustment of a pan-oral x-ray source in response to the actual dentition of a patient: A system, method, and computer program product for performing pan-oral imaging. A plurality of data points are generated which are representative of spatial positions of an actual dentition of a patient with respect to a defined spatial coordinate system. A fitted curve through at least a portion of the spatial... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20100159415 - Dental delivery system: Disclosed herein is a dental rear delivery unit for providing an increased range of positioning of a doctor's hand piece delivery head and an assistant's instrument work delivery head at a head end of a dental chair.... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire
20100159416 - Disposable dental prophylaxis instrument capable of discharging dentifrice material: The present invention relates to a disposable dental instrument used by dental professionals to polish a patient's teeth. The dental instrument can be connected to a hand motor used to rotate a prophy cup with a plurality of grinding wings that rub against the patient's teeth as a predetermined amount... Agent: Strategic Legal Counseling
20100159417 - Dental impression cap with engagement feature: A dental coping includes a partially circumferential rib or other engagement feature formed on the coronal portion of the interior surface of the coping that removably engages a groove formed in the corresponding surface of an abutment, implant, analog or other component and enables tactile verification (such as a snap... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100159420 - Dental attachment assembly and method: A dental attachment system has an abutment member configured for attachment to a tooth root, implant, or adjacent tooth, the abutment member having a head and an annular seat adjacent the head. An elastomeric ring is configured for releasable engagement in the seat on the abutment member, and is retained... Agent: Mayer Brown LLP
20100159419 - Dental implant systems and methods: A dental implant system comprises a base member that is adapted to be embedded within a patient's jawbone at a treatment site. The base member has a generally flat top side defining an outer periphery, a bottom side, a central opening, and at least one screw hole positioned between the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100159418 - Implant provided with attachment and hole-insert parts, and a method for producing such an implant: An implant (4) is provided with attachment and hole-insert parts (2, 3) with surfaces which have different degrees of finishing and/or degrees of roughness and/or porosities (2f, 2g). Arranged on the surfaces there is at least one dozen (A-B) in which the degree of finishing and/or the degree of roughness... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100159421 - Dental implant component placement and fixation device: A device for placing and affixing a dental component to a dental implant permits the precise placement of the dental component (such as an abutment or crown) onto a dental implant in a manner that also provides for a retaining screw to be tightened without having to release the component... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100159422 - Device for targeted catherized delivery of medications: Apparatus and method for catheterized delivery or infusion of medication and anaesthesia are disclosed. The perforating catheter is first used to perforate the periodontal ligament and/or the cortical plate of bone tissue, and is then left in place and used as a catheter for insertion of a hypodermic needle of... Agent: Keith R. Lange Pequignot + Myers LLC06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100151401 - Orthodontic implant cap and orthodontic treatment assembly including same: A cap (14) for an orthodontic implant (12) generally comprises a body (16) and a receiving member (20) coupled to the body. The body includes an opening (32) and a cavity (18) configured to receive a portion of the orthodontic implant (12), with the opening (32) being non-circular. The receiving... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100151402 - Slide on connector for arch wire: A slide on connector for positioning upon an arch wire between the teeth of an orthodontic patent is provided. This connector works in conjunction with maxillary and mandibular arch expanders and other orthodontic appliances. The connector includes a base casing with a body segment and a base segment where both... Agent: Paul M. Denk
20100151403 - Bracket with improved arch wire slot liner: A ceramic orthodontic bracket assembly for attaching an arch wire to a tooth of the invention includes a bracket body made of a first transparent or translucent ceramic which consists essentially of a monocrystalline alumina. The bracket body has a mesial-distal channel formed therein, and a generally rectangular liner made... Agent: Philip G. Meyers Philip G. Meyers Law Office
20100151405 - Designing a bracket alignment device: A method includes obtaining an electronic model image representing teeth of a patient; determining a desired bracket arrangement for one or more brackets on the teeth; designing an electronic model image of an alignment device based in part on the desired bracket arrangement; and fabricating the alignment device based on... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100151404 - Tooth movement measurement by automatic impression matching: The present invention relates to systems and methods for detecting deviations from an orthodontic treatment plan. One method includes receiving a tracking model, performing a matching step between individual teeth in a plan model and the tracking model, comparing the tracking model with the plan model, and detecting one or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP (018563)
20100151407 - Device having activated textured surfaces for treating oral tissue: Mouthpieces having activated textured surfaces that can be implemented using repetitive movement mechanisms and energy (e.g., electromagnetic radiation) emitting sources are disclosed. The mouthpieces may be used to provide detection, treatment and management of conditions including tooth discoloration and periodontal disease. Implementations can include a low-profile mouthpiece or a mouthpiece... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100151406 - Fluid conditioning system: A fluid conditioning system is adapted to condition the fluid used in medical and dental cutting, irrigating, evacuating, cleaning, and drilling operations. The fluid may be conditioned by adding flavors, antiseptics and/or tooth whitening agents such as peroxide, medications, and pigments. In addition to the direct benefits obtained from introduction... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100151408 - Dental impression tray: A dental impression tray is provided having a wall comprising at least one retaining element. The retaining element at least partially overhangs an associated passageway, wherein the passageway extends between first and second wall surfaces that face in different directions. Further, methods and molds to form a dental impression tray... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100151410 - Local enforcement of accuracy in fabricated models: The systems and methods disclosed herein employ a combination of digital three-dimensional modeling and rapid fabrication technologies to provide pre-indexed, pre-registered, and/or precut components for articulated dental models. Dental articulators and components of dental models as described herein use a positioning key to encode positional information for components of the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100151409 - Method for determining position of lower jaw, apparatus and program thereof: A normal lower jaw position of an examinee is determined. A lower jaw position determining method for determining a normal lower jaw position of an examinee, includes: center calculating for obtaining measurement data by measuring movement of a head of the examinee, and calculating a center of movement resulting from... Agent: Masao Yoshimura
20100151411 - Drill guide: Drill guide (1) for use in the dental field, comprising a grip (10), a bearing surface intended to bear at least partially on a template (50) or a drill sleeve (55), and at least one guide sleeve (20) having a longitudinal slit (30). The grip (10) has a top face... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP
20100151412 - Set of dental drills: Set of dental drills having two or more dental drills (10, 10′), each of dental drills (10, 10′) having a cutting portion (20, 20′) that has an end-face drilling end (22, 22′) and a shank portion (30, 30′) that has a receiving region (32, 32′) intended to be received in... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP
20100151413 - Dental polishing device: To provide a dental instrument that can be connected to existing operational units, such as dental units and table-top devices, in order to allow dental polishing procedures, an embodiment of the present invention is directed to a dental polishing device (1) comprising a powder chamber (2) for holding abrasive powder.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100151414 - Periodontal pocket irrigator: A periodontal irrigator flushes out bacteria at the base of a periodontal pocket. The periodontal pocket irrigator is a handheld device that can be used by patients in their homes to irrigate periodontal pockets. The device includes a handle, a liquid container, and a plunger or other mechanism for dispensing... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100151415 - Device for further processing a fluid materials: A device for further processing a fluid material, particularly a care device for medical or dental tool holders, the material being stored in a tank under pressure, the device having a coupling fixture having an adapter forming a screw connection to the tank under pressure, the adapter of the coupling... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100151416 - Interactive patient immobilization system: d
20100151417 - Method and system for dental planning: Methods are provided for computer-based planning of a dental restorative procedure of a patient having a craniooral space and/or of at least one dental component for the dental restorative procedure. Certain methods include determining a first spatial position of a first boundary surface, in the craniooral space, of a first... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100151418 - set of artificial teeth of anterior teeth linearly contacting with each other: In a set of artificial teeth, at least one of mutually adjacent artificial anterior teeth includes abutting faces which contacts linearly with the other one so as to form abutting lines and capable of continuously moving the positions of the linear contact, the abutting faces being formed of any one... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100151419 - Artificial teeth: The invention provides artificial teeth arranged in plates attached in an oral cavity as a dental prosthetic appliance, in which arrangement direction indication parts showing a directivity of arrangement in the plates extending in an apical-cervical direction or in a mesiodistal direction are provided at a vestibular side or an... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100151420 - Fixtures for dental implants: A coping for use in a dental implant is disclosed. The coping may comprise a material capable of forming a chemical bond to a restorative tooth. The restorative tooth chemically bonds to the coping when cured.... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC
20100151421 - Dental implant: A dental implant includes a first member (100) having a proximal end (102) and a distal end (104) and extends along a longitudinal axis (62). The proximal end (102) has an axial end surface (103). The first member (102) is formed from a first material. A second member (70) is... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20100151422 - Artificial anterior tooth having frictional surface at lingual side, and a set of artificial teeth, and denture: Provided is an artificial anterior tooth capable of grinding the food. The lingual side of an artificial anterior is provided with a protuberance for forming a frictional surface dented in an arch shape as seen from the mesiodistal direction, and the labial side of an opposite artificial lower tooth is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100151423 - Temporary restorations and related methods: A temporary restoration or preform for use in a patient's body may comprise apical end, a coronal end opposite the apical end, and a portion configured to engage with an underlying structure for retention thereto, wherein a first portion of the preform comprises a hardened material and a remaining portion... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC
20100151424 - Artificial molar teeth: The invention provides artificial teeth arranged in plates attached in an oral cavity as a dental prosthetic appliance, in which one or more linear arrangement direction indication parts showing the arrangement direction in the plates are provided on an occlusal plane of each of the molar teeth. At least one... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100151425 - Reinforcing preform in the form of a meshed grid and composite material with preimpregnated fibers for a dental prosthesis, and method for producing the grid: The preform comprises a grid formed by a meshing of weft threads and warp threads coated in an impregnating resin, the space between the meshes being exempt of fibers and resin, and determining a surface of free spaces of more than 25% of the total surface of the grid. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100143855 - Orthodontic anterior open-bite splint: An anterior open-bite splint (10) provides an intrusion force to posterior teeth to aid in correcting anterior open-bites. Splint (10) includes bite plats (12, 14) and attachment devices (20). Splint 10 may also form a part of an orthodontic treatment assembly that also includes orthodontic coil springs (22) and orthodontic... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100143856 - Placement jig for an orthodontic device: The present invention relates to orthodontic devices, e.g. dental brackets and the like equipment, intended to be attached to a tooth and in particular to the positioning and handling of equipment intended to be fastened to the tooth. According to the invention, the orthodontic device (1) comprises a component (3)... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100143857 - Photo-activated disinfection: Photo-activated disinfection in the oral cavity is performed by a dental apparatus which includes a handpiece having proximal and distal portions, and a handpiece cover. The distal portion of the handpiece includes light emitting elements. The handpiece cover includes a sleeve adapted to provide a cover to the proximal portion... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100143858 - 3-d orthognathic surgery simulation: The invention relates to a method for simulating an orthognathic operation, wherein, to simulate the displacement of the upper dental arch 105 of the patient caused by the surgical intervention to be applied to the maxilla 106 during said orthognathic surgery, the angular and translational position of an upper mounting... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100143859 - Face-bow: A dental face-bow comprising a base part, two side arms that extend from the base part and two positioning elements, for example ear pieces for positioning the face-bow on the head of the patient. The positioning elements are situated on the side arms and can be displaced in relation to... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100143860 - system for the making and measuring of odontoiatric endocanalars bores for posts, and a method thereof: A method and a system for the making and the measuring of bores or seats (2) for endocanalar odontoiatric posts (6) in a dental root (3) is characterised in that it comprises: first milling means (100) for said dental root (3) for the making of an endocanalar duct (2) having... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100143861 - Apparatus and methods for monitoring a tooth: Apparatus and methods for monitoring a tooth may include sensing acoustic energy propagating from regions (such as a root canal system) in and/or near a tooth. The apparatus and methods may be used with root canal cleaning treatments to determine the efficacy of the treatment and/or to reduce risk of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100143862 - Needle unit for endodontic treatment: Provided is a needle unit for endodontic treatment, including a needle bent at predetermined angle; a needle unit body where the needle is rotatably mounted; and an inserter for pressing the needle to fix the needle to the needle unit body. The present invention provides an optimal needle for efficiently... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100143863 - Dental cleaning device: A dental cleaning device includes a mouthpiece having an arcuately shaped casing pivotally coupled to a housing and having two opposed channels formed in the casing and arranged back-to-back, and sharing a common horizontal web for receiving teeth of a user and for receiving a water, and one or more... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire
20100143864 - Squeezing gun for two-part medical viscous fluid: This invention is about squeezing gun for two-part medical viscous fluid that squeezes two different kinds of medical viscous fluid simultaneously that are contained in double cartridge where two tubes are combined in one body and when explained in more detail, this invention is to squeeze simultaneously two kinds of... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100143865 - Instrument for removing a screw stump of a connecting screw of a tooth implant: Instrument for removing a screw stump of a connecting screw of a tooth implant, the instrument including a holding area, a middle area, and a front area with a work area pointing away from the holding area. The work area has a circumferential outer surface and a plurality of thorn-shaped... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP
20100143866 - Periotome: A periotome for use in dental extractions and in placing of dental implants. The dental instrument is provided with a thin blade having cutting surfaces that cut the ligaments which bind the tooth to the bone in an up and down sawing motion.... Agent: Jeffrey Lasner
20100143867 - method for producing a dental restoration: A method for preparing a dental restoration with at least one rotating material removing tool (2) is presented, the N method comprising the steps of providing a dental material piece (1) from which the dental restoration is to be prepared, providing an initial cavity (C) in the material dental piece... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100143868 - Method for the precise fabrication of dental components using a sintering or selective laser melting process: The invention relates to a method for fabricating dental components. A set of geometric data is provided for the three-dimensional description of at least one desired dental component, and based on these geometric data a three-dimensional CAD model of the dental component is created. The CAD model processes the geometric... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20100143871 - Electrical dental screw implant: Stimulation of bone growth to facilitate healing of a dental implant utilizing a interiorly threaded dental screw of nonconductive material in conjunction with a healing cap abutment whereby electrical stimulation facilitates healing of the surgical site. The device is powered by a battery for the purpose of creating an electrical-magnetic... Agent: John S. Hale Gipple & Hale
20100143869 - Internal cone dental implant: The invention relates to an internal cone dental implant, of the type that is provided with a blind axial hole comprising a troncoconical section having on its closed end an internally threaded area, designed to receive a dental prosthesis that is adapted to be solidly secured to the head of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100143870 - Two-part dental implants: The present invention relates in general to the field of implant dentistry, namely to to a hybrid two-part dental implant made of biocompatible ceramics and a biocompatible synthetic material, wherein said two-part medicinal device provides a basis for a crown or superstructure, which is easy to handle by a dentist.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100136497 - Adjustable space retainer and regainer: This invention is related to easily maintain the mesio-distal dimension of the lost deciduous tooth and at the same time providing the appliance to be adjusted to any posterior space even at the first visit. If necessary it can also re-gain the lost space. The apparatus can be manufactured of... Agent: Venable, Campillo, Logan & Meaney, P.C.
20100136498 - Mouthpiece devices and methods to allow uv whitening of teeth: A plastic mouthpiece insert for allowing a wearer to whiten their teeth while getting a suntan, and have a generally oblong oval-rectangular opening with a curved rear end that abuts against the root surfaces of the frontal upper and lower teeth of the wearer. A raised front edge can protect... Agent: Law Offices Of Brian S Steinberger
20100136499 - Device for storing and dispensing compositions: The present invention includes a device that includes a receptacle integrated with a mounting portion. The mounting portion is generally sized to fit, for example, over a portion of the user's body, providing convenient access to material in the receptacle during the application of the material to a surface. In... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100136500 - Drill sleeve for a dental drill: Drill sleeve (1) for a dental drill (70) having a hollow and cylindrical shape and a longitudinal axis A, a circular inner surface (10) for guiding the dental drill (70), and an outer surface (15) intended to be inserted into a template (50). The outer surface (15) of the drill... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP
20100136501 - Releasable plug connection consisting of two components, namely a jack and a plug, as well as a jack and a nozzle tube forming a plug: For releasing the connection, the sleeve (6) is pushed back so that the lugs (20) slide along a truncated cone (14) on the hollow cylinder (3) and are pushed inwardly in the process. As a result, the ends of the lugs (20) slide from the locking surface (10a). As soon... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100136502 - Medicinal implant device and cartridge: The invention includes a device for inserting a medicament within a body cavity of a mammal, and a cartridge for containing the medicament within the device, where the cartridge includes a housing, a retractable chamber for containing medicament disposed within the housing, and a substantially stationary member disposed within the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100136503 - Medical or dental handpiece having a bearing arrangement for a rotary part: The medical or dental handpiece comprises a rotary part and at least one roller bearing which is provided for bearing support of the rotary part. The roller bearing has a bearing inner ring and a bearing outer ring, each having a raceway for the at least one rolling element arranged... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20100136504 - Dual option orthodontic implant driver for placing and tightening implants: The present invention embodies an apparatus and method to drive an orthodontic implant while minimizing the risk of damaging the implant. More specifically, a dual option driver (10) is adapted to drive an orthodontic implant (42) using both the base (38) and the top (36) of the head portion of... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100136505 - Shell plate for artificial teeth with arrangement assisting function: An artificial teeth packaging container 1 includes an artificial teeth accommodating portion 7 for fixing a plurality of continuously arranged artificial teeth 2 detachably, and holding an arrangement position relation with an adjacent artificial teeth and an arrangement position relation with an upper or lower artificial molar teeth, in which... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100136506 - Method of fabricating implant with improved surface properties and implant fabricated by the same method: A method of fabricating an implant with improved surface properties and an implant fabricated using the same are provided. The method includes immersing a substrate that has titanium or titanium alloy in electrolytic solution including at least one of the group consisting of phosphate or fluoride ion and strontium ion,... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLPPrevious industry: Heating
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