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Dentistry August inventions list 08/10

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08/26/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100216083 - Device for bonding orthodontic brackets on teeth: A bonding device for bonding orthodontic brackets on teeth. The device includes a positioning element having one or more bracket holders mounted to be movable relative to the positioning element. The positioning element fits on a set of teeth so that the bracket holders may be moved into a desired... Agent: Glenn L. Webb Glenn L. Webb P.C.

20100216084 - Connection device for surgical operation of straightening irregular teeth: A connection device for a surgical operation of straightening irregular teeth is provided, which is used to connect a connection wire which connects brackets which are attached to respective teeth with a tension member which is connected with an anchor, to thereby reinforce intensity of the connection device and control... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20100216085 - Method, system and model for indirect bonding: A physical model of at least a portion of a patient's dentition has model dental surfaces corresponding to real dental surfaces of the patient's dentition. The physical model includes one or more targets, each configured for facilitating placement of an orthodontic appliance on the model at a desired location. The... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100216087 - Device for detecting signs of bacterial infection of teeth: The invention relates to a device for detecting signs of bacterial infection of teeth, comprising a light source, a receiving unit, an evaluation unit, coupled to the receiving unit, at least one emission fiber, coupled to the light source, and at least one detection fiber, coupled to the receiving unit.... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100216086 - Intra-oral image system having swivel head optic: There is disclosed an intra-oral video imaging camera for viewing and recording the interior of the oral cavity, the intra-oral video imaging camera having a rotating optic head member allowing the user to preset the camera imaging prism from a vertical, bottom dead center position in a nominal arc 160... Agent: Clifford G. Frayne

20100216088 - Laser handpiece, exchangeable fiber-optic insert and control unit therefor: The invention relates to a laser handpiece 1, an exchangeable fiber-optic insert 10, and a control unit 70 therefor. The laser handpiece 1 comprises a optical waveguide 35, which is connected to a light coupling site in a base member 21 and in which the application element 10 for laser... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100216089 - Three dimensional curing light: A 3-dimensional curing light that can cure a light curable material, such as a dental restoration, from 3 directions at once.... Agent: Cao Group, Inc.

20100216090 - liquid droplet spray cleaning system for teeth with temperature and filter controls: The droplet spray teeth cleaning system includes in one aspect a window of temperature and volumetric flow ratio between air and gas for safe and comfortable yet effective operation, the volumetric flow ratio ranging between approximately 24 and 875 and the temperature from approximately 27° C. to a maximum of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100216091 - Cast mounting for articulator: A mechanical interfitting connector for repeatably connecting dental models of teeth to articulators without damaging the former. The connector may comprise a socket mountable to a model and a male member mountable to the articulator, wherein the male member enters and engages the socket. The socket may be adhered to... Agent: Italia Ip

20100216092 - Support for a temporary dental crown: A support (1) for non-definitively fixing a temporary crown (8) of one or several teeth to a pillar (3), which is in turn fixed on a dental implant (4) inserted into the bone structure of the patient, and which has additional means for clip retaining to said pillar (3) and... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC

20100216093 - Dental implant: The invention provides a dental implant, characterized by a cylindrically threaded shaft section with at least a double lead thread. One lead thread is micro carved, while the other lead thread is carved with teeth of any shape, for instance V-shaped, buttress-shaped or square-shaped. The dimension of teeth increases gradually... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100216094 - Dental implant fixture: To prevent bacterial infection, a dental implant fixture includes a female screw portion formed from the oral cavity inner side, an embedding male screw portion 1a formed to have an equal outer diameter D on a tapering truncated conical main body, a collar portion 1c at the oral cavity inner... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100216095 - Method for creating shaded dental ceramic and composition created by process: A method for creating shaded zirconium-oxide ceramics and a composition created by that method. Shaded yttrium tetragonal zirconium-oxide polycrystals are mixed to achieve a spectrum of final shaded ceramics matching the shades of human teeth. Ceramic material can be in raw form or can be milled and sintered as final... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP

20100216096 - Dental filling/restoration kit: Provided is a dental filling/restoration kit, in which a pretreatment material and a filling/restoring material can be cured by only one irradiation with light, which enables further improved adhesion between a tooth and the filling/restoring material, which prevents the filling/restoring material from being easily colored, to thereby exhibit its excellent... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100209866 - Intermaxillary fixation bonded bracket assembly: An inter-maxillary fixation bracket having a top section having a mechanism for permitting attachment of a connection device and a base integrated with the top section where the base has grooves embedded on its underside for application of a dental adhesive such that a bracket can be fixed to a... Agent: Phillip Vales

20100209867 - Device and method for dental cavity treatment:

20100209868 - Drill jig for positioning dental implants: The invention relates to a template for placing at least one dental implant (7) in a jaw (1) having at least one bore (3) for guiding this implant (7) when it is fixed in the jaw (1), whereby a recess (4) is provided that opens at least partly in said... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100209869 - Bone substitute packing funnel used in socket lift: A bone substitute packing funnel includes a large diameter opening portion having a plane surface area which allows insertion of a spoon on which a bone substitute is placed, a connecting portion connecting a small diameter opening portion and the large diameter opening portion continuously and being formed in such... Agent: Townsend & Banta C/o Portfolio Ip

20100209870 - Oral irrigator: An oral irrigator has a pump, a discharge nozzle and a pressure control. The pump has a generally constant operating speed and feeds the discharge nozzle. The pressure control is adapted to modify a discharge pressure at the nozzle without a significant change in pump speed. The pressure control modifies... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100209871 - Dental handpiece with pressure regulating mechanism: The present dental handpiece has a burr sleeve, a head section, an air supply passage for introducing compressed air into the head section for driving the burr sleeve, and an air discharge passage for discharging the compressed air. The air supply passage includes a through hole axially extending through the... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC

20100209872 - Rotor for an electric motor, electric motor and dentistry handpiece: The rotor for an electric motor used with a dental handpiece has a shaft with a rotational axis and a magnet arranged around the rotational axis. A centering element may be rigidly connected to the shaft or constructed as part of the shaft. The centering element presses on the magnet... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100209873 - Anchoring element: Aspects of the present invention are generally directed to an anchoring element comprising a screw shaped central part, a flange which functions as a stop when the anchoring element is installed into the skull bone, and a tubular peripheral part which is connected to the central part via said flange,... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100209874 - Arrangement for forming a bar construction and a fixation screw therefor: The arrangement for forming a bar construction, to which a prosthesis can be fastened, may comprise: a first connecting element with a first end which has a through-opening through which an end of a fixation screw can be passed in order to fasten the first connecting element in a specific... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100209875 - Method and device(s) for production of dental prostheses: e

20100209876 - Dental blank and method of making a dental ceramic blank: A method of making a dental blank comprises the steps of independently compacting a first and second zone of a quantity of ceramic particles. During compacting, the first and second zones have different compaction factors in at least one stage. Such blanks may be pre-sintered and used in the manufacture... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100209877 - Components for use with implants and related methods: A system for taking an impression of an implant implanted in a patient's body may comprise an abutment comprising an implant engaging portion and a component supporting portion. The implant engaging portion may be configured to engage with an implant configured to be implanted in a patient's body and the... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC

20100209878 - Enhanced medical implant: A medical implant comprising in components from a tooth and stem cells harvested from at least one tooth. Tooth stem cells may be harvested from the dental pulp of mammalian teeth, such as unerupted third molars in humans. After the stem cells are removed and isolated from the other teeth... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20100209879 - Color test composition for dental treatment: A dental tone match checking material is provided that makes possible the elaboration of better esthetics than in the prior art. The present invention is a dental tone match checking material and relates to a dental tone match checking material, wherein the difference (n1−n0) between the refractive index n1 of... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100203463 - Self-ligating orthodontic bracket: The self-ligating orthodontic bracket includes a bracket body with an archwire slot, a pair of spaced apart mounting arms having first and second mounting slots, and a mounting pin permanently mounted in the first and second mounting slots. A closure member is slidably mounted to the body of the bracket... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100203466 - Illuminated dental retractor: A dental apparatus for retracting the cheeks and lips of a patient and illuminating the oral cavity of a patient is provided. The dental apparatus includes LEDs mounted on the cheek retractors. The apparatus allows a dentist to illuminate the interior of the oral cavity without needing additional equipment that... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100203465 - Led-based dental exam lamp: Disclosed herein is an improved dental operatory lamp having an LED light source that directs light to a reflector that in turn reflects the light to illuminate a treatment area. In one embodiment, the lamp is adapted for efficient transfer of heat from the light source and into the environment.... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire

20100203464 - Sanitizing dental model trimmer: The dental model trimmer includes a wheel having an abrasive surface, a motor for rotating the wheel, and ultraviolet light source powerful enough to inactivate bacteria. The components are located in an enclosure that has an opening to permit access to the abrasive surface of the wheel. The light source... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP

20100203467 - Interproximal tooth coating applicator: The present invention relates to a tooth coating applicator (10), typically in the form of a strip (11), and a method for applying a dental sealant to a surface of a tooth (T), and specifically to the interproximal surface (S) thereof. The applicator (10) is elongated and is adapted to... Agent: Anglehart Et Al.

20100203468 - Dental hand piece provided with a direction indicating unit: In a dental hand piece with a direction indication unit in the dental hand piece of the present invention, the front end of a main body is provided with a direction indication unit such as a laser guider in order to generate light beams that are horizontal and vertical respectively... Agent: Guice Patents PLLC

20100203469 - Oral hygiene: This invention relates to oral hygiene in particular to oral hygiene means comprising a chamber for active fluid to which a first passageway in a toothbrush is connectable, a flexible panel on the chamber, a piston to co-operate with the flexible panel, a drive means for the piston, a spent... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20100203470 - Dental evacuation tool: Devices for connection to a dental evacuation system and methods of manufacturing the same. In one example, a dental evacuation device for connection to a dental evacuation system includes an elongated body having a central passageway extending through the body, a protective tip disposed over and extending from an end... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100203471 - Dental filling material: A dental filling material includes a head; a distal tip opposite the head, wherein the distal tip is designed to be first inserted into a tooth root canal, a body tapered from the head to the distal tip, with a diameter decreasing from the head to the distal tip, one... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100203472 - Turbine wheel for a gas operated medical handpiece and medical handpiece having a turbine wheel, and method for milling a blade of a turbine wheel: The invention relates to a turbine wheel (7) for a gas operated medical, in particular dental-medical, handpiece (3), having a plurality of blades (2) which extend in radial direction from a hub (7c) and extend in axial direction from a side ring web (29) of the turbine wheel (7), and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100203473 - Sinus correction: A sinus correction method is disclosed. For example, one embodiment comprises making an incision in gingival tissue surrounding a sinus membrane perforation, dissecting the gingival tissue from cortical bone, dissecting sinus membrane adjacent to the gingival tissue from the cortical bone, folding the sinus membrane and adjacent gingival tissue from... Agent: Guice Patents PLLC

20100203474 - Dental instrument for lifting sinus membrane and applying bone powder: A dental instrument includes an elongated handle configured for the grasping of a user's hand, a narrow elongated sinus membrane lifting tip extended from one end of the handle and having a smoothly curved end portion for insertion into the nasal sinus of a person to lift the sinus membrane,... Agent: Guice Patents PLLC

20100203476 - Connection arrangment between a dental implant and an abutment: The present invention relates to a connection arrangement between a dental implant and an abutment, comprising an abutment provided with a first coronal opening and a second apical opening, a screw and a ring, the ring being suitable for holding a screw inserted in the abutment, characterized in that the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100203475 - Tooth implant device and flexible fixture used therein: A tooth implant device comprises an abutment and a fixture. The abutment includes an upper portion to which a dental crown is attached and a lower portion whose cross-section decreases to a downward direction. The fixture includes an abutment inserting hole into which the abutment is inserted and is made... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100203477 - Implant for fixing dental prostheses: t

20100203478 - Customized dental prosthesis for periodontal or osseointegration and related systems and methods: Dental prosthesis, systems, and methods of forming and using a dental prosthesis, are provided. An example of a dental prosthesis includes a first manufactured portion shaped to substantially conform to the three-dimensional surface of a root of a tooth to be replaced and a second manufactured portion shaped to substantially... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20100203479 - Dental implant system and methods: According to one embodiment, a cannulated dental implant system for implanting a dental implant in bone tissue includes a guide splint having at least one guide sleeve defining a guide channel. The system also includes a guide pin with a bone penetrating end portion. The guide pin is extendable through... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

20100203480 - Dental crown shell and method of use: A dental crown shell is disclosed, as well as a method of preparing the crown by in-situ polymerization of resin within a thin shell that undergoes an exothermic reaction that releases sufficient heat to bond the resin to the shell and form a durable crown for placement in the mouth... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100203481 - Method and kit for delivering endodontic regenerative treatment: The present invention provides novel methods and kits for removing unhealthy or necrotic pulp tissue from inside the root canals of a tooth, and to replace it with new vascularized tissue created by regenerative endodontic treatment. The present invention provides alternatives to current root canal therapies, as well as obturation... Agent: Venable LLP

20100203482 - Non-biodegradable endodontic sealant composition: A non-biodegradable endodontic sealant composition comprises the reaction product of a first paste and a second paste. Either paste or both pastes include one or more of: unmodified HEMA and bioglass. The first paste includes a first polymerizing agent and the second paste includes a second polymerizing agent. A method... Agent: Ratnerprestia

08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100196837 - Orthodontic appliance: An orthodontic appliance 1 for promoting development of a dental arch form in a patient who has an underdeveloped dental arch form is disclosed. The appliance 1 includes an arch-shaped base member 2 that is made of a resiliently flexible material, and a teeth engaging member 5 that encloses at... Agent: Sound Intellectual Property PLLC

20100196838 - Orthodontic bracket: An orthodontic bracket is described and which includes a base member defining an archwire slot having an opening, and at least one projection extending outwardly from the base member; a ligating slide moveable between a first position which is clear of the archwire slot, and second position where the ligating... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100196839 - Orthodontic bracket with frangible cover mechanism: An orthodontic bracket is provided that includes a cover and a base, wherein the cover can be rotated over an arch wire slot in the base portion. The present bracket invention operates to close when a frangible portion is severed upon initiating rotation of the cover, such that the cover... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100196840 - Orthodontic systems with resilient appliances: Systems for moving teeth of a patient's dental arch from a first tooth arrangement to a second tooth arrangement include a plurality of resilient appliances such as positioning trays or elongated arch members that are used in sequence. Each appliance of the systems includes a row of spaced apart couplings... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100196841 - Dental implants, devices and methods associated with dental implantation procedures: A dental implant installation procedure is provided in which a distal end of a dental implant is projected into a paranasal sinus cavity or a nasal cavity to thereby displace the respective sinus membrane or nasal cavity membrane from the respective cavity floor, while minimizing risk of damaging the respective... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100196842 - Method for producing a dentist tool: d

20100196843 - Dental treatment device: A device for treating a dental tissue with a continuous flow of ozone containing gas, comprising (a) an ozone generator (2) for generating an ozone containing gas, (b) a first pump (1) being in fluid flow communication with the ozone generator for generating a flow of ozone containing gas, (c)... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)

20100196844 - Drill for sinus membrane lift: A drill for sinus membrane lift includes a contact surface for coming in face contact with sinus membrane, the contact surface having a curved periphery, and a bone-maintaining area connected to the contact surface for storing and discharging drilled bone fragments. The bone-maintaining area includes a first inside wall and... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC

20100196845 - Prophy angle and adapter with guard: A dental system comprises a dental prophy angle and an adjustable angle adapter. The prophy angle includes a housing and a guard. The adapter is configured to drive the prophy angle and includes a body, a nose, and an outer joint. The nose is configured to receive a portion of... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20100196846 - Adjustable angle prophy angle adapter: An adjustable angle adapter for a prophy angle comprises a nose, a rotating member, a body, a shaft, a multi-axis rotation joint, and an outer joint. The nose is configured to receive a portion of the prophy angle. The rotating member is positioned within the nose. The body is adjustably... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20100196847 - Prophy angle and adapter with latch: A dental system comprises a dental prophy angle and an adapter. The prophy angle includes a housing and a latch mechanism. The adapter is configured to drive the prophy angle. The latch mechanism includes a lever and a first latch element. The adapter includes a nose having a second latch... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20100196848 - Dentistry isolator: It is related to an operatory field barrier used in Dentistry, consisting of a rubber dam with a special design simulating either the left or the right side of the oral environment so that it can be used in both sides of the patients' mouth including their superior and inferior... Agent: John Alexander Galbreath

20100196849 - Flapless dental implant punch: An improved flapless dental implant punch is disclosed. This punch is designed to reduce or eliminate the present cumbersome linear incision method presently used for dental implant procedures. In one embodiment, the invention is a disposable or reusable punch with a handle on one end, and a shank with a... Agent: Ahmed A. Moneim

20100196852 - Dental abutment with indentation for inhibition of crestal bone remodeling: A dental abutment includes a projection for insertion into a cavity in the coronal portion of a dental implant. A coronal surface of the projection is adapted to be substantially flush with a coronal end of the implant when the projection is fully inserted into the cavity. A post extends... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100196850 - Dental implant: A tooth replacement system (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) is proposed that comprises an implant (10, 20, 30, 31, 32), for osseointegration in a jaw bone, and an abutment (40, 50, 60, 70, 80), wherein the abutment can be positioned in at least two radial angle positions by the form-fit... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC

20100196851 - Dental implant: A tooth replacement system (1, 2, 3) is proposed that comprises an implant (10, 20, 30), for osseointegration in a jaw bone, and an abutment (40, 50, 60), wherein an abutment stem (41) comprising a close-fit cylinder (42) can be fitted in a corresponding cylindrical close-fit seat (14) of a... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC

20100196853 - Dental implant and method for providing a mounting part: A dental implant with a post part which can be introduced into a jaw bone and with a mounting part assigned to this, on which a dental prosthesis piece can be mounted, is said to allow the dental technician to choose a particularly favourable orientation for further assembling of the... Agent: Suzannah K. Sundby Smith, Gambrell & Russel, LLP

20100196854 - Mesenchymal stem cell-mediated functional tooth regeneration: A method for reconstructing a functional tooth by using a carrier loaded with a plurality of mesenchymal stem cells including at least one of a stem cell derived from Apical Papilla (SCAP), Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells (PDLSC), and Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSC). The mesenchymal stem cell loaded carrier is... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

20100196855 - Impression post for a dental implant: Impression post for a dental implant, having a sleeve-shaped impression cap (4) with a coupling section (16) configured to be connected to the dental implant (20), and a substantially cylindrical recess (6) extending in the longitudinal direction of the impression cap (4) and an attachment element (8) engaging through the... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100196856 - Method of making an oral prosthesis: A method of rapidly making an oral prosthesis with minimal steps and materials is disclosed. The method generally includes the steps of (1) providing a cast of an oral cavity or portion thereof; (2) applying a setting material along one or more setting zones where teeth are absent from the... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20100196857 - Method for whitening teeth: A method for whitening teeth which utilizes laser light to activate bleaching agents applied to the teeth. The mouth is first prepared so that the soft tissues of the gums are protected and only the teeth are exposed. The teeth are cleaned to remove any materials which will reduce or... Agent: Discus Dental, LLC

20100196858 - Silanol based dental treatment: Etching compositions, curable compositions, packaged products and methods of use for the treatment of bone substrate, i.e., teeth, are described. The etch solutions generally include an aqueous acidic solution with an ethylenically unsaturated monomer and a silane. The methods of the invention provide the ability to modify a bone or... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Attn: MnIPDocket

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