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Dentistry February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11

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02/24/2011 > 18 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110045427 - Orthodontic aligner removal tool: An orthodontic aligner removal tool, kit, and method of using the same. An embodiment of the tool includes a shaft including a proximate end and a distal end. A C-shaped portion is positioned at the proximate end of the shaft. The C-shaped portion includes a top hook and a bottom... Agent: The Law Office Of Ido Tuchman

20110045428 - Digital dental modeling: Embodiments are provided for digital dental modeling. One method embodiment includes receiving a three-dimensional data set including a first jaw and a second jaw of a three-dimensional digital dental model and receiving a two-dimensional data set corresponding to at least a portion of the first jaw and the second jaw.... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20110045429 - Dental prosthesis removal tool: A dental prosthesis removal tool comprising a handle portion and a top portion, the top portion comprising a head portion and a beak portion. The beak portion is configured to engage both a maxillary dental prosthesis and a mandibular dental prosthesis without the tool needing to be reoriented. The dental... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator

20110045430 - Dental impression cartridge connector: A dental impression cartridge connector is provided. The dental impression cartridge connector comprises a cartridge connector body and a connector guide penetrating the front and back surfaces of the cartridge connector body. The cartridge connector body connects dental impression cartridges opposite to each other. The connector guide allows the dental... Agent: Yoo & Associates, Inc.

20110045431 - Bone screw linking device: A dental device having a marker and a linking component configured to be inserted into a mouth. The dental device provides a temporary positioning reference location that may be collected in a tomography scan data set and surface scan data set. The dental device may be used to orient and... Agent: Michael B. Stewart Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110045432 - Simple linking device: A simple linking device configured to be positioned adjacent to an oral structure. The device provides a temporary positioning reference location that may be viewed in a tomography scan data set and surface scan data set. The dental device may be used to orient and verify the tomography scan data... Agent: Michael B. Stewart Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110045434 - Apparatus and methods for providing dentifrice advancement: According to various embodiments, a dental prophylaxis angle is provided that includes including a content lumen within the body, wherein the proximal end of the body is attachable to a concentric drive dental handpiece and the distal end of the body includes a denial tip and a content portal proximate... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20110045433 - Pneumatic injection device: The invention relates to a pneumatic injection device adapted to be connected with an air outlet of a dental chair for providing a compressed air flow, comprising: an injection unit comprising a unit body having a proximal end, a distal end and a cavity between the proximal and distal ends... Agent: Kevin J. Mcneely, Esq.

20110045435 - Dental pliers: A dental pliers includes a pair of opposing jaw parts which generally lie in a first plane, a pair of arms each connected to one of the jaw parts and wherein the arms lie generally outside the first plane, wherein the arms are pivotally connected in a manner such that... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham

20110045436 - Dental mill blanks: A dental mill blank including a resin and a filler, wherein the blank is fabricated such that it passes a Thermal Shock Test. The mill blank is substantially free of cracks and discontinuities. Further, the blank may have superior cuttability and hardness.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110045437 - Dental implant: A dental implant with a coarsely threaded portion suitable for nesting within the cortical bone, and a finely threaded portion suitable for nesting within the cancellous bone. A primary thread with a constant pitch and a constant major diameter, runs along both the finely threaded portion and the coarsely threaded... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20110045439 - One piece endosseous titanium or zirconia or high stregth polymer dental implant bearing a bonded ceramic or polymer transmucosal abutment component: The invention consists of a one-piece dental implant containing an endosseous part made of Ti or Zirconia high strength polymer that is screw-shaped, responsible for the mechanical fitting and biological integration into the jaw bone and that bears a transmucosal extension that acts as the supporting core of the abutment... Agent: Allen R. Kipnes, Esq.

20110045438 - Tunneling method for dental block grafting: The tunneling method for dental block grafting is surgical method for increasing the thickness of the soft tissue of the mouth prior to performing block grafting procedures for dental implants. The method includes cutting a pair of incisions in the mucosa. A tunnel is formed through the mucosa which extends... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20110045440 - Novel radio-opaque glass fibres and dental prosthetic member containing said fibres: e

20110045441 - Artificial molar teeth: Maxillary molar teeth and mandibular molar teeth are formed so as to be different in intersection angles (vertical line angles) between vertical lines extending in a vertical direction to occlusal facets and occlusal planes. That is, the maxillary molar teeth and the mandibular molar teeth are formed so as to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20110045442 - Methods and apparatus for producing dental stones base plates used in making dentures: This disclosure relates to a method for rapidly producing stone models used in manufacturing dentures. In particular, the method utilizes computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing.... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Global Patents -us, Uw2220

20110045443 - Methods for using dental compositions containing fluorescent agents: A method of applying a dental composition to tooth surfaces is provided. The dental composition, comprising polymerizable resin and fluorescing compound, is applied to a tooth surface and cured so that it hardens. The composition is preferably used as a dental sealant that provides a hard, glossy surface finish over... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20110045444 - Dental filling composition comprising hyperbranched compound: Compositions comprising a hyperbranched compound and a polymer prepared from reactants comprising at least one (meth)acrylate monomer, and dental filling compositions comprising a hyperbranched compound.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

02/17/2011 > 12 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110039223 - Dental appliance: The present disclosure includes dental appliances and methods of making and using such appliances. One method for forming a dental appliance includes forming a liquid thermoset polymer material into a semi-solid first shape, thermoforming the semi-solid first shape of thermoset polymer material onto a dentition mold, and curing the thermoset... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20110039224 - Reusable multi-piece orthodontic appliances: Multi-piece, reusable orthodontic appliances that include a support assembly to be bonded to a tooth and a corrective assembly adapted to receive an archwire and direct corrective forces exerted by the archwire to the tooth. The support assembly is releasably engaged with the corrective assembly, such as with coupling portions... Agent: David S. D'ascenzo Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20110039225 - Convertible buccal tube orthodontic bracket: An orthodontic bracket having a base attachable to a tooth surface, with the base extending outward away from the tooth surface and forming an archwire slot sized to receive an archwire therewithin, and a removable archwire slot cover coined onto the base so as to cover the archwire slot and... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20110039227 - Method and device for determining the apical position in a dental root canal: The invention makes provision for exciting the circuit and measuring the levels of magnitude of the alternating signals (I), respectively at low frequency (f) and at high frequency (F) and for detecting a point of intersection (C, M) where the two levels (If, IF) measured at low and high frequencies... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110039226 - Method employing electric fields to selectively kill microbes in a root canal preparation: Methods employing an electric field for disinfection of a root canal preparation during an endodontic procedure. A monopolar electrode probe sized and configured for insertion into a root canal of a tooth is inserted within the root canal preparation. A ground electrode is electrically connected to the patient to complete... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20110039228 - Universal articulator for the preparation of dental prosthesis through transference of double impressions of the anterior and posterior areas of the mouth cavity: Universal articulator for the preparation of dental prosthesis through transference of double impressions of the anterior and posterior areas of the mouth cavity capable of reproducing and keeping in an exact way the transference of the mouth occlusion of a patient for making up a prosthesis, the articulator is comprised... Agent: Defillo & Associates, Inc.

20110039229 - Computer aided canal instrumentation system and a unique endodontic instrument design: A dental handpiece with an integrated camera and computer. Computer receives information input by dental professionals and data retrieved from integrated sensors. Computer allows pre-programmed procedural steps and information supplied by dental professional to be stored for later use. Computer transmits camera image, stored information and real-time procedural data to... Agent: Discus Dental, LLC

20110039231 - Set of artificial teeth having convex adjustment surface: A set of artificial teeth allows for easy occlusion adjustment without high precision in arrangement. One of a pair of occluding upper and lower artificial molar teeth has convex adjustment surfaces which are formed of a spherical surface, a cylindrical surface or a conical surface on an occlusal surface thereof,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20110039230 - Set of artificial teeth with no abutment at highest contours: The present invention is to provide a set of easily arranged artificial teeth in which shapes of abutment surfaces of adjacent artificial teeth are not varied. In the set of artificial teeth, at least two artificial teeth adjacent to each other in a mesial-distal direction respectively have highest contours, one... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20110039232 - Maxillary sinus membrane lifting device for dental implant: An assistant device for dental implant surgery to perform an operation for placing a dental implant into a thinned maxilla without damage in a maxillary sinus membrane. The assist device includes a cylindrical main support section (22) having a regulator section (23) integrally formed on a lower end portion thereof;... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell

20110039233 - Dental implant inserted with a predetermined torque in bone of any quality: Dental implant comprising a substantially frustoconical shaped screw-like head provided with a series of self-tapping threads and able to be inserted and screwed into a corresponding substantially frustoconical seat formed in the upper jawbone or the mandible bone of the patient; a collar is formed on the larger-base end of... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20110039234 - Method of treating dental periapical lesions: A method of treating a dental periapical lesion at an apex of a tooth root canal, by accessing the dental periapical lesion via the root canal; and removing the dental periapical lesion via the root canal. In the described preferred embodiments, the dental periapical lesion is accessed via an opening... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

02/10/2011 > 18 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110033811 - Orthodontic bracket system and method: An orthodontic bracket and method is disclosed. The method includes providing a plurality of orthodontic brackets that each include a main body portion having at least a first tunnel extending transversely therethrough. The main body portion is adapted to be bonded to the facial surface of a tooth such that... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, LLP

20110033812 - Orthodontic bracket system and method: An orthodontic bracket and method is disclosed. The orthodontic bracket includes a main body portion that has first and second tunnels extending transversely therethrough. The main body portion is adapted to be bonded to the facial surface of a tooth such that the first and second tunnels extend approximately parallel... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, LLP

20110033813 - Anchor apparatus and method for orthodontic appliances: An apparatus and method for anchoring orthodontic appliances or the like in the mouth wherein anchor screws of different constructions are installed in the bone in different areas of the mouth to insure adequate bone contact and retention. Each of the anchor screws has a threaded portion and a washer... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110033814 - Trisectional arch wire: An orthodontic arch wire has a generally parabolic shape and includes a curved anterior segment and a pair of posterior segments connected to and extending from respective ends of the curved anterior segment. The curved anterior segment has a circular cross-section and does not have substantially the same flexural rigidity... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20110033815 - Method of using a demonstration dental template with digital representation for modeling dental restorations: A dental prosthesis or demonstration dental template (10) simulates the front surfaces of a patient's teeth and is positioned to overlay over a patient's natural teeth (40) to provide an indication of what a permanent restoration may look like once applied to the patient's teeth. Digital imagery of the demonstration... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20110033816 - Irradiation appliance: The invention relates to a radiation device that includes a housing, a light-emitting unit and a light-absorbing unit which is provided with an inlet opening and a reflector element. The reflector element extends across the entire distance between the light-emitting unit and the inlet opening of the light-absorbing unit.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110033817 - Minimally invasive instrument and method to treat periodontal disease: The invention provides an instrument and methods for minimally invasive surgical scaling and/or planning procedures, thus reducing patient recovery time. Furthermore, the present invention overcomes the shortcoming in the prior art of inadequately preparing the diseased site or creating an aerosol by providing a device that is more mechanically abrasive... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110033818 - Intraoral tool cleaning system and method: An intraoral tool cleaning system and method of use of the system, enabling a user to clean debris and fog from an intraoral mirror with a one-handed motion and limited cross-contamination between patients. In one embodiment, the system includes a disposable sponge adapted to remove particles from a mirror surface... Agent: Robert Fenwick Miller

20110033819 - Method for producing a treatment jig: in that based on the image data, the planning of the implants and the planning of the treatment template 7 that is to be secured in a defined manner to the holder is done, whereby the plans relate to the coordinate system that is put up by the marker structures... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20110033820 - Oral implant placement system and method: An oral implant system and method. The system comprises a positioning tool, a transfer band, a transfer screw and a transfer drill to provide for accurate placement of a dental implant parallel to other implants and or existing teeth and at predetermined depths. A model is made of the patient's... Agent: Eley Law Firm Co.

20110033822 - Endodontic file: An endodontic instrument eliminates the need for conventional flutes by employing a tapered tip having an axially extending relief surface such as a flat permitting the passage of liquid and the ejection of debris from the tooth. In one embodiment, an abrasive surface of the tapered tip is produced by... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20110033821 - Rotatable endodontic instruments and methods for their manufacture: A quasi-hyperbolic endodontic instrument having a cylindrical, elongated shaft with a radius that varies as a smooth, continuous curve along the length of the shaft and is larger near the distal portion of the file than near the proximal end of the file. The distal radius may be 10% or... Agent: Anitoliy E. Rzhanov

20110033823 - Rotatable ultrasonic dental tool: The present invention describes an ultrasonic dental insert capable of enhanced operating efficiency. A first transducer generates ultrasonic vibrations. A connecting body has a proximal end and a distal end having a tip attached thereto. The proximal end is attached to the first transducer so as to receive the ultrasonic... Agent: Discus Dental, LLC

20110033824 - Use of sericin for improving the feeling in use of denture: The purpose is to prevent, ameliorate or relieve various conditions induced in the dried oral cavity or to improve the stability of a denture during use. A solution for treating a denture or a denture stabilizer comprising sericin can be used.... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20110033825 - Dental implant: A dental implant system for supporting a cosmetic tooth prosthesis includes an elongated body adapted to be disposed in a jaw bone of a patient. The elongated body includes a distal end and a proximal end and extends along a longitudinal axis. The elongated body includes a tapered outer surface... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP

20110033826 - Implant root for tooth implanting: An improved implant root for tooth implanting, a coarse threaded portion of the implant root is formed to have at least two helical treated surfaces extending from the bottom to the top of the implant root of the coarse threaded portion each being treated with a roughened coating (for example,... Agent: Guice Patents PLLC

20110033827 - Method of using dental material and composite dental material formed by using hydroxyapatite: A dental material formed by using a hydroxyapatite, which is suitable for performing a guided bone regeneration (GBR) method in the implant therapy of dentistry. Also, a composite dental material which is a bioabsorbable film provided integrally with hydroxyapatite is capable of rapidly attracting osteoblast and blocking fibroblast. The dental... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20110033828 - Dental post and method for its fabrication: An advantageous fabrication method of the dental post comprises forming of a composite structure of uniform cross-section with substantially uniformly directed light conducting fibers in a pultrusion process and shaping of at least a portion of the circumferential surface of said composite structure in order to provide a tapered portion... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

02/03/2011 > 19 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110027742 - Translucent zirconia sintered body, process for producing the same, and use of the same: A subject of the invention relates to providing a powder for a translucent zirconia sintered body which is necessary for the production of a zirconia sintered body having a high sintered-body density and high strength and giving an excellent sense of translucency, without conducting any special sintering, such as HIP... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110027743 - Lingual orthodontic appliance with removable section: An aesthetic, partially removable orthodontic appliance is described, including a polymeric body that conforms to the lingual soft tissue and at least one wire member extending from the polymeric body. Each wire member releasably engages with a respective anchor that is, in turn, connected to the lingual surface of a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110027744 - Dental laser system using midrange gas pressure: An improved dental laser system includes a DC power section that rectifies its AC electrical input energy in a format suitable for both CW and pulsed operation, an RF power supply operating in a range of about 40 to 125 MHz and configured for both CW and high peak power... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20110027745 - Mandible position indicator and automatic articulator for measuring and replicating occlusion: One embodiments of the present subject matter include a method that includes fixing a top pantograph to a patient via clutches to the top teeth of the patient, fixing a bottom pantograph to a patient via clutches to the bottom teeth of the patient, optically monitoring the bite of the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20110027746 - Oral care device: A device for directing a liquid onto a plurality of surfaces of the oral cavity, the device including a chamber for maintaining the liquid proximate the surfaces, where the chamber is defined by front, rear and base inner walls of the device and the front and rear inner walls each... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110027747 - Oral care device: An oral care device suitable for use in providing a beneficial effect to an oral cavity of a mammal, which device includes means for providing reciprocation of a liquid effective for providing the beneficial effect of the oral cavity when the liquid is contacted with a plurality of surfaces thereof... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110027748 - Oral care systems: An oral care system that provides a beneficial effect to an oral cavity of a mammal by using a liquid effective for providing the beneficial effect, where the system includes means for directing the liquid onto a plurality of surfaces of the oral cavity, means for providing the liquid to... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110027749 - Water floss pick: An apparatus and system for performing dental hygiene comprising a motorized cleaning device comprising a water intake component and an oppositely positioned water exit component; a power component operatively connected to the motorized cleaning device; a floss component attached to the water exit component; a reservoir component operatively connected to... Agent: Rahman LLC

20110027750 - Dental package, and method of providing a dental material from a package: A device for providing a dental material, which comprises a compartment formed by first and second interconnected layers, and a well adjacent the compartment in the first layer. The second layer partially overlaps the well. The device helps the dental material to be used in a convenient manner, and may... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110027751 - Capsule for tooth restorative material: To prevent a bursting sound generated when a mixed and kneaded material obtained by mixing and kneading predetermined amounts of a powder component and a liquid component in a capsule for a tooth restorative material is administrated to a position to be restored in a patient's tooth, the capsule is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110027752 - Unitized modular ultrasonic handpiece cable connector: A two-part, modular dental handpiece cable connector system that provides a convenient method for fast field replacement of worn or defective handpiece cables without disassembling the dental device. The two parts include a female connector element that mounts within the device housing and a male connector element to attach the... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20110027753 - Application tip: An application tip (100) for a viscous or pasty composition comprises a body (101) including a proximal end (102) that can be fastened onto a device for dispensing said composition and a distal end (103) that is provided with an outlet orifice (104), an internal duct (110) extending between the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110027754 - Dental pliers with adjustable bumper: A dental pliers design removing teeth and which incorporates a first jaw portion and a second and offsetting handle portion and which permits a rotating, rather than a pulling, force to be applied to a selected tooth or root tip and in order to more quickly and efficiently extract the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20110027755 - Dental implant for lateral insertion: A dental implant for lateral insertion includes a longitudinal shaft (1) and at least one lateral portion (2) oriented in a plane inclined relative to the longitudinal shaft (1) at least one zone having a relief bearing on the bone, inclined relative to longitudinal shaft (1) and configured to create... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110027756 - One-piece inclined dental implant: A one-piece, inclined, dental-implant and corresponding method for the optimal exploitation of areas of relatively abundant bone structure as anchoring regions while preserving biological width and enhancing implant recovery.... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20110027757 - Medical device and method for producing the same: An object is to provide a medical device having excellent antithrombotic and sliding characteristics, which can exert a cell adhesion inhibitory effect. A medical device comprising: a substrate capable of forming hydroxyl groups; and a biocompatible material layer laminated on the substrate at an appropriate position, wherein the hydroxyl groups... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20110027758 - Methods for providing beneficial effects to the oral cavity: A method for providing a beneficial effect to an oral cavity of a mammal, the method including contacting a plurality of surfaces of the oral cavity with a liquid effective for providing the beneficial effect to the oral cavity and providing reciprocation of the liquid over the plurality of surfaces... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110027759 - Methods for preparing chair-side dental crowns: The invention provides a method of forming dental restorations, particularly dental crowns. The method involves applying a flexible spacer material having a polymerization system capable of being activated by light to a prepared tooth surface. A composite crown-forming material is dispensed into a transparent plastic matrix. The matrix is placed... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20110027760 - Dental filling composition comprising acidic polymer compound and method of using the same: Compositions comprising an acidic polymer compound and a (meth)acrylic copolymer prepared from reactants comprising at least one aliphatic, aromatic, or aralkyl (meth)acrylate monomer and at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer having a polar group or a siloxane group, and dental filling compositions comprising the composition, and methods of using the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

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