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07/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100190125 - Transfer jig for bracket or tube, manufacturing and using method thereof: The present invention relates to a transfer jig for a bracket or a tube to perform an orthodontic operation to an actual tooth of a patient by an indirect attachment using an electronic mold, the transfer jig comprising a fixing unit which has a fixing base including a contact surface... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100190126 - Nasal and maxillary growth enhancer: A nasal and maxillary growth enhancer includes: a nose retracting member connected with a face mask, which is a maxillary protraction appliance, to be provided with an anterior traction power, the nose retracting member including: a nose grip having elastic arms branched from the top of a connector into two... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100190127 - Orthodontic auxiliary device having a swivel for adapting to implants: The present invention provides for an orthodontic auxiliary device (2) that attaches to a fixture device (32) (such as a temporary implant, a bonding pad, an archwire, or other) for the alignment of a patient's teeth. In one embodiment, the auxiliary device (2) includes a swivel device (12) connecting a... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100190128 - Orthodontic arch wire and method for using the same: A reverse curve archwire includes a generally smoothly curved U-shaped metal wire having a curved central anterior segment including a mesial center line of the U-shaped metal wire and a pair of posterior segments extending from ends of the anterior segment. Each posterior segment has a reverse Curve of Spee... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100190129 - Combination dental hand tool: A hand-held self-powered combination dental tool is capable of performing multiple concurrent functions including suction, retraction, and intra-oral lighting so that dental treatment can be carried out easily under good lighting. (A suction connection is required). Another lighting mode (blue to ultraviolet) also allows inspection of the oral cavity for... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100190130 - Dental curing tool with automatically rotating light guide: A light-curing dental tool is disclosed that can apply curing light to an in-situ dental composite from variable and controllable directions, without removal of the tool from the patient's mouth. A light guide is rotated by a mechanical or electrical mechanism actuated by the operator's hand while grasping the tool,... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates

20100190131 - Rear delivery unit with infrastructure in cabinet drawer: Disclosed is a dental utility system for managing dental utilities, including a dental utility housing, a dental delivery assembly base fixed to the front side of the dental utility housing, and a dental delivery assembly main arm horizontally pivotably connected to the dental delivery assembly base and which permits vertical... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire

20100190132 - Oral irrigator tip: An oral irrigator tip for an oral irrigator with proximal extensions for removal of debris and plaque at the gum line and between teeth in addition to mechanical stimulation of gum tissue. The extension elements may be bristle clusters, posts, or arcuate structures. The oral irrigator tip may further include... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100190133 - Irrigation and aspiration device: An irrigation and aspiration device comprises a probe and an aspiration sleeve that ensheathes the probe. The aspiration sleeve prevents the insertion of the probe beyond a desired distance, thereby preventing perforation of the apex of a root canal or wound, and also aspirates any excess irrigation solution and free... Agent: The Grafe Law Office, P.C.

20100190134 - Lip retractor for intraoral photography: Disclosed therein is a lip retractor for intraoral photography. The lip retractor (1) includes: a rectangular lip retracting member (3); and a handle (2) formed on one side of the lip retracting member (3) and having a slope of a predetermined degree, the handle (2) including an air path (4)... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100190135 - Dental prosthesis abutment system and method for using same: A dental abutment system permitting to limit the steps and time required for a dental implant procedure. The dental abutment system (10) comprises a cap (12) coupled to a retentive member (14) that is coupled to a sheath (16). The cap (12) has a shaft (18) for coupling with a... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20100190136 - Stud blank for a dental implant: The invention relates to a stud blank for a dental implant comprising an implant member that is to be inserted into a jaw. The stud blank includes an outer contour formed by at least partly spatially overlapping the outer contour of at least one first individual stud which encloses a... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100190137 - Tooth-implant method and appliance: A tooth implant is done by first fitting to teeth adjacent an edentulous site of a jawbone a temporary bridge and providing in the bridge a guide tube oriented in alignment with a location on the site where an implant pin is to be seated. Then, with the bridge in... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20100190138 - Self-clearing self-cutting implant: The invention relates to bone implants, namely screw-type implants and, more particularly, to a self tapping dental implant having at least two helical grooves running in opposite directions around the implant.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100190139 - Disk implant: A dental implant for mounting prosthetic devices such as crowns, comprising a shaft having an external end adapted for receiving a prosthetic device, a foot attached to an opposing end of the shaft, the foot and shaft being generally orthogonal and the implant foot having a circular outline over an... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100190140 - Multilayer device for forming adhesive pads for fixing dentures and for forming dermal adhesive bandages: d

07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100183996 - Containers for photocurable materials: Containers for photocurable materials are made of a polymer and metallic particles. The containers are particularly useful for storing materials having dyes that are highly sensitive to light. The containers are especially useful for storing dental materials such as orthodontic adhesives, including adhesives in syringes and cartridges as well as... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100183997 - Apparatus and methods for correction of orthodontic malocclusions: A sequential orthodontic appliance comprising a body (64) for engaging a plurality of teeth, and at least one magnetic (63,68,72) attachment positioned so as to be in attractive or repulsive configuration with a magnet (60,66,70) bonded to a surface of a tooth (60,65,69) in need of repositioning. The body defines... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100183998 - Dental prosthesis system: The present disclosure relates to a dental prosthesis system and a method of using same comprising a prosthesis, a primary bar, and a base-plate. The primary bar is adapted to be received on the implants and to be used as a superstructure for supporting the prosthesis, a verification jig and/or... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100183999 - Curable dental retraction composition, method of production and use thereof: The invention relates to a curable dental retraction composition for reacting gingiva from a prepared tooth structure. The composition comprises an alginate, a di- and/or trivalent ion source, water, a retarder and a filler.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100184001 - area-specific dental instrument: An area-specific dental instrument is provided, which comprises an arcuate S-shaped shank and an arcuate blade further comprising a sharpened convex surface. This instrument can be capable of cleaning plaque and calculus from the lingual surfaces of anterior teeth and concave surfaces between teeth at the cemento-enamel junction.... Agent: Muskin & Cusick LLC

20100184000 - Periodontal scaler: A periodontal scaler is provided, comprising an arcuate shank and an arcuate blade. The arcuate blade being designed to conform to the roughly cylindrical surfaces found on the roots of teeth. This conforming feature of the instrument's blade increases its cleaning efficiency by maximizing contact between the blades surface and... Agent: Muskin & Cusick LLC

20100184002 - Transfer copings and related methods for taking implant impressions: A transfer coping configured to take an impression of an implant is disclosed. The transfer coping has an impression material contact portion and an implant mating portion. The implant mating portion has at least one support portion and at least one deflection portion configured to be received within an opening... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC

20100184003 - Dental transfer for fixing the position of endosseous implants in dental arches: Dental transfer (10) for transferring to a impression material (61) the position and the orientation of at least one implant (4) located in a dental arch (50) of a patient. The dental transfer (10) provides in detail, a tubular element, or cannula (2), which engages at one end thereof (22)... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100184004 - Angulated attachment device for dental prostheses: The present invention relates an angulated ball attachment device which is deployed such that the ball component is off-set from the central axis of the implant. The ball component and the abutment base element form a single rigid unit that is stable even in case the attachment screw of the... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100178628 - Orthodontic device and orthodontic method: An orthodontic device and an orthodontic method that can prevent an orthodontic treatment from being eccentrically performed while aligning straightly tooth. The orthodontic device includes teeth-attachment unit attached to an orthodontic tooth object; and hook member provided in the teeth-attachment unit and having a connection part of traction unit for... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100178629 - Self-ligating orthodontic bracket and devices for deploying same: An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth includes a bracket body having an archwire slot for receiving the archwire and a movable member engaged with the bracket body and movable between opened and closed positions. The movable member includes a leading edge having a non-uniform pushing element... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100178630 - Dental tray: The present invention is dental tray for applying treatment gels to a person's teeth. The dental tray is sized and shaped to accommodate the dental arch of a person's oral cavity and is constructed from a temperature-dependent material such that the dental arch forms to the shape of the person's... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20100178631 - Maxillary bone cutting and injection system and method of using the same: A bone cutting and injecting device for cutting maxillary bone and injecting a filler through the maxillary bone under a subantral membrane to separate the subantral membrane from the maxillary bone and fill the space formed therebetween. The device includes a hollow tubular element having a diameter sized to be... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20100178632 - Injection distraction device: A system for mitigating pain in a patient associated with needle penetration in the administration of medication, and in particular to a vibratory device configured to be utilized with a variety of existing hand-held intra-oral dental drills or like devices. The preferred embodiment of the present invention teaches a disposable... Agent: Joseph T. Regard, Ltd PLC

20100178633 - Apparatus and method for removing enamel from a person's tooth: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for removing enamel from a person's tooth includes a blade portion and a handle portion. The blade portion includes an abrasive surface adapted to remove enamel from the tooth in response to reciprocating movement of the abrasive surface against the enamel. The handle portion... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100178634 - Dental sanding strip: An improved dental sanding strip for removing material between the teeth is provided. The dental sanding strip includes a lead portion extending from one end of the dental sanding strip to facilitate the insertion of the strip into the space between the teeth. The dental sanding strip is an elongated... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100178635 - Dental prosthesis stabilizer: An improved dental prosthesis stabilizer includes two arms connected to each other by a hinge joint and with which an upper dental prosthesis and a lower dental prosthesis are coupled to one another. A spring is provided at the hinge joint with which the upper prosthesis and the lower prosthesis... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100178636 - Ceramic body and process for the preparation thereof: A process for the preparation of ceramic dental implants having a surface for improving osseointegration, wherein the following process steps are performed for preparing such surface: —preparation of a ceramic blank having a surface; —treating at least one partial area of the surface of the ceramic blank by an ablating... Agent: Dardi & Herbert, PLLC

07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100173256 - Surface treated polycrystalline ceramic orthodontic bracket and method of making same: An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth. The orthodontic bracket comprising a ceramic injection molded (CIM) bracket body including an archwire slot that is configured to receive the archwire therein. The CIM bracket body comprising a polycrystalline ceramic. A coating of alumina or silicon dioxide is in... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100173257 - Shade guide, method for discriminating tooth colors, artificial tooth manufacturing method: In a shade guide, a plurality of shade tabs whose colors are mutually different are arranged regularly based on the colors. The arrangement of the plurality of shade tabs is an arrangement determined based on: S values and V values that are determined according to to which areas, from among... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100173258 - Dental articulator: A dental articulator is provided in which at least one of the two arms thereof has a base member that is articulated with respect to a bracket element onto which a dental model may be mounted, allowing independent movement of the dental model with respect to the pivot axis hingedly... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100173259 - Dental drill guide system: A dental drill guide system, including a handpiece guide which interfaces with a custom surgical guide. The custom surgical guide may be designed based on patient-specific data, such as medical images, for example, and fits conformingly over at least a portion of the patient's dentition at the implant site. The... Agent: Zimmer Technology - Baker & Daniels

20100173260 - Artificial tooth root implantation position determining instrument, artificial tooth root implantation position determining method, guide member manufacturing device, sensor, drill, artificial tooth manufacturing device, computer program, and recording me: Dentition three-dimensional data and jaw-bone three-dimensional data are collected from a patient and they are combined. According to the combined data, dental crown data for making up for data on a lost tooth and occlusion data on a dental crown represented by the dental crown data are created. When an... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100173261 - Receiving element for an implant: A receiving element for a dental implant, comprising a first plate and a second plate, extending perpendicular to the center axis of the receiving element and designed to detachably fix a dental implant in a stable position, wherein the plates are separated by an open portion.... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100173262 - Mixing tip for dental materials: A tip (10) for the dispensing of materials includes a housing (11) having first and second chambers (12, 13) contained therein. The chambers (12, 13) communicate with a mixing reservoir (19) and a hollow barrel (21). The hollow barrel (21) has an output orifice (51) and is in fluid communication... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20100173263 - Rotary drive cutter for dentistry: A dental rotary drive cutting tool, which can limit breaking location to the shank side, and increase life span until breakage, is provided. A peeso reamer (10) as the dental rotary drive cutting tool according to the present invention includes a cutting portion (11) formed on the tip side, a... Agent: Smith Patent Office

20100173264 - Nanosurface: The invention relates to a method for modification of a biocompatible component comprising the steps of a) providing a biocompatible component at least partly covered by metallic oxide; and b) treating at least a part of said component, which part is covered by said metallic oxide, with an aqueous composition... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100173265 - Method for creating three-dimensional data of position of outer periphery at occlusal surface side of keeper with respect to abutment for implant: A method for creating three-dimensional data of a position of an outer periphery at the occlusal surface side of a keeper includes steps of placing a keeper analog 2 having a reference plane 2a in same shape as and in parallel to a surface Ka at the occlusal surface side... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100173266 - System and method for automated generating of a cutting curve on a surface: In accordance with various aspects of the present invention, a system and method for automated generating of a cutting curve on a surface is provided. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented method for automated generating of a cutting curve on a gingival surface to facilitate cutting of an... Agent: Theodore P. Lopez Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20100173267 - Method for producing restorative tooth preparation and treatment compositions and product: An improved product and method for production of a restorative tooth preparation and treatment composition that combines select organic acids and glutaraldehydes as a means to disinfect, desensitize, and etch in a single step that requires no rinsing.... Agent: Cao Group, Inc.

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

20100167225 - Method and system for dental visualization: In particular embodiments, method, apparatus and system for receiving digital representations of the initial parameters of a dentition; simulating a first orthodontic treatment process on the digital representations of the initial parameters, displaying a set of output results from the simulation of the first orthodontic treatment process, simulating a second... Agent: Align Technology C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20100167228 - Electromagnetic radiation emitting toothbrush and dentifrice system: A cleaning and whitening system for teeth having an electromagnetic radiation emitting toothbrush and a dentifrice with a photosensitive agent is disclosed. The toothbrush has a cleaning surface, such as bristles. The toothbrush is also adapted to direct electromagnetic radiation toward the cleaning surface. The electromagnetic radiation may be monochromatic... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100167226 - System and method for dental applications without optical connectors in console, and handpiece assembly therefor: The present invention is directed to systems and methods for dental applications that allow for cost effective, expedient surgical, microsurgical, cosmetic and diagnostics procedures. The system includes a console with no optical connector in it for high optical power and one or more handpiece assemblies detachably connected with the console... Agent: Maria M. Eliseeva, Esq. Houston Eliseeva LLP

20100167227 - Tooth whitening apparatus and head gear for tooth whitening apparatus: Provided is a tooth whitening apparatus that allows a patient receiving tooth whitening treatment to move freely. By allowing a patient to wear the tooth whitening apparatus like a headphone, the patient is provided with the convenience of being able to move both hands freely and move around during tooth... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100167229 - Handpiece for applying laser radiation to a predetermined area: In a handpiece for applying laser radiation to a predetermined area (4), in particular of the human body, in particular in the area of teeth, wherein a laser beam (3) is guided in a beam path (1) from an inlet to an outlet (2), the handpiece (R) is intended to... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100167230 - Heating dental materials with a heat pack: A heat pack 30 is provided which contains the reactants for an exothermic chemical reaction. The heat pack 30 having physical contact with or close physical proximity to a package 10 during the ensuing exothermic reaction causes package 10 and material contained within package 10 to be heated.... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20100167231 - Piston and handheld dispenser including a piston: The invention includes a piston having a piston body (1) and front seal for sealing the gap between the side wall of the piston body and the wall of a chamber within which the piston and a material are disposed in a conventional manner. The front seal (5) has a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100167232 - Endodontic device: An endodontic obturator is provided having a carrier that is fabricated of a material capable of being molded into very fine dimensions and also being easily removable from the root canal.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100167233 - Method and tool for creating a perforation or cavity in a bone or bone structure in contact with a membrane: Tool and method for creating a perforation or cavity in a bone or bone structure in contact with a membrane, the tool including a drill having a free end and a channel adapted for supplying a liquid under pressure to the free end, the tool further including a source of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100167235 - Handpiece with surgical tool to perform holes in bone tissues: A handpiece (1) is described for making holes in bone tissue including a surgical tool (3; 103) provided with a tip or head (40; 140) able to make a hole in the bone. The handpiece works by ultrasound, the tip (40; 140) of the tool includes a plurality of cutting... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100167234 - Medical-dental instruments: A rinsing instrument (1) is described, comprising a vibration part (30) and a spraying part (20) which can be coupled to each other. The spraying part comprises: a hollow cylindrical body (21) with an input end (23) and a narrow needle (25); an axially displaceable piston (22) arranged in the... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20100167236 - Non-pressurized system fore creating liquid droplets in a dental cleaning appliance: The appliance (10, FIG. 1) includes a body portion (27) and a nozzle portion (30) through which a spray of liquid droplets exits from a distal end thereof for cleaning of dental regions. The nozzle includes an orifice (36) at a proximal end thereof adjacent the body portion, as well... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100167237 - Method for forming a socket for a dental implant: A method forms a non-circular socket in a jawbone of a patient for receiving a dental implant. A pilot hole is formed in the jawbone. A framework having one or more sets of opposing drill points configured to rotate along axes that are transverse to a vertical axis is directed... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100167238 - System and method for manufacturing a dental prosthesis and a dental prosthesis manufactured thereby: A dental prosthesis is made by externally machining successive layers of wax, each of which is formed on a previous prosthesis layer and/or on a coping. Each wax layer is used to form a mold in situ over the previous prosthesis layer/coping, and the appropriate prosthesis material is cast or... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100167239 - Impression device with impression-taking cap for dental prosthesis: An impression device includes an impression taking-cap (6) designed for adapting on an implant (1) or the like along one prosthetic bearing surface formed by a mount (2) and an annular peripheral shoulder (4). The impression taking-cap (6) includes an annular bearing surface (1) bearing on the annular peripheral shoulder... Agent: William H. Eilberg

20100167241 - Dental implant: A dental implant assembly comprises an implant, a driver/abutment device, and a spacer. The device includes a bottom portion having a protrusion comprising an inferior aspect and a superior aspect. The spacer prevents the oversized, superior aspect of the device from engaging an interior cavity of the implant so that... Agent: James R. Williams

20100167242 - Dental implant: A dental implant has a plurality of tiers each having a non-circular outline. Each tier has maximum dimensions of its respective outline along two transverse axes. The maximum dimensions of a given tier are smaller than the maximum dimensions of an adjacent tier. Accordingly, the tiers taper generally from a... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100167240 - Screwdriver and screw member adapted therefore: A screwdriver is provided herein, comprising a handle portion (11) and a shaft portion (12), with a distal end attached to said handle portion (11) and a proximal end attached to a tip portion (13) for driving a screw member with rotation transmitted from said handle portion (11). The tip... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100167243 - System and method for automatic construction of realistic looking tooth roots: A system and computer-implemented method including generating a patient digital tooth model including a crown component; generating landmarks on an edge of the crown component; and generating a generic digital tooth model corresponding to the patient digital tooth model. The generic digital tooth model including both root and crown components.... Agent: Theodore P. Lopez Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

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