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05/26/16
20160143705 
 Methods and devices for treating root canals of teeth patent thumbnailMethods and devices for treating root canals of teeth
The present invention relates to methods and devices for treating root canals of teeth. The method removes pulp tissue from a pulp cavity of a tooth by creating an endodontic access cavity in the tooth with only partial deroofing of a pulp chamber of the pulp cavity; and removing pulp tissue that remains in coronal areas and pericervical dentin of the tooth, without removal of neighboring hard tissue.

05/05/16
20160123853 
 Method, systems and kit for forensic identification, post mortem interval estimation and cause of death determination by recovery of dental tissue in physiological conditions patent thumbnailMethod, systems and kit for forensic identification, post mortem interval estimation and cause of death determination by recovery of dental tissue in physiological conditions
The present invention is related to a method for obtaining dental pulp and root cement in the forensic dentistry field, wherein the method comprises the steps of: (a) obtaining a tooth; (b) taking a digital radiography to the tooth; (c) external rehydrating of the tooth; (d) perforating the rehydrated tooth; (e) internal rehydrating of dentin pulp complex (f) obtaining rehydrated root cement; (g) obtaining rehydrated dental pulp content with a low speed rotation tool; and (h) storing, preservation, processing and/or analyses of the rehydrated dental pulp content and rehydrated root cement, and the use of this method and kits thereof for forensic identification, estimation of post mortem interval (early and late) and determination of possible causes of death.. .
Universidad De Los Andes


05/05/16
20160120805 
 Exosomes for orofacial diagnostics and therapeutics patent thumbnailExosomes for orofacial diagnostics and therapeutics
Provided are methods of treating a subject with a composition comprising an exosome or a polypeptide, rna, or mirna contained therein or identified or isolated therefrom. Also provided are methods of promoting dentinogenesis, amelogenesis, or osteogenesis.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York


03/24/16
20160081892 
 Multicomponent oral care composition patent thumbnailMulticomponent oral care composition
The present invention relates to a multicomponent oral health care composition, comprising a source of a fluoride ion, a source of a calcium ion, a source of a phosphate ion, and stabilised chlorine dioxide, that can be used as a toothpaste, oral spray or a mouth wash/oral rinse formulation. The different components in the composition act synergistically together to clean the teeth and mucous membranes of an oral cavity of a subject, perfuming them or protecting them in order to keep them in good condition, change their appearance or correct unpleasant odours.
Periproducts Ltd


03/10/16
20160067167 
 Oral care compositions for treatment of sensitive teeth patent thumbnailOral care compositions for treatment of sensitive teeth
The present invention provides oral care compositions for treating tooth sensitivity. The composition comprises a synergistic mixture containing a copolymer having at least one repeating unit of alkyl vinyl ether functionality and a monomer having at least one repeating unit of ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or anhydride functionality present in an amount of about 0.1 to about 50% (w/w) of the total mixture; and a homo polymer having repeating unit of alkyl vinyl ether functionality present in an amount of about 0.1 to about 50% (w/w) of the total mixture.
Isp Investments Inc.


02/25/16
20160052684 
 Lid with a date display patent thumbnailLid with a date display
A lid includes a cover plate and at least one date display device. The cover plate includes at least one mounting area having a plurality of through holes.
Free-free Industrial Corp.


02/18/16
20160046043 
 Synthetic dry adhesives patent thumbnailSynthetic dry adhesives
A method of forming synthetic dry adhesives is provided that includes using a combined wedge indenting and orthogonal machining process to form tapered mold cavities in a mold, filling the tapered mold cavities with an elastomeric adhesive, curing the elastomeric adhesive in the tapered mold cavities, and removing the elastomeric adhesive from the mold, where a plurality of tapered lamellar ridges extend from a surface of the elastomeric adhesive.. .
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University


02/04/16
20160030434 
 Theobromine compositions useful for increasing fetal weight gain and enhancing bone properties patent thumbnailTheobromine compositions useful for increasing fetal weight gain and enhancing bone properties
Compositions and methods for culturing cells with theobromine are provided, as well as cells derived thereby. Theobromine compositions for enhancing bone formation, increasing bone density, increasing interconnections of internal bone, increasing bone mass, treating cartilage and/or bone defects, increasing fetal birth weight, preventing tooth decay, remineralizing a tooth surface, treating dentine hypersensitivity, and application to a bone site to promote new bone growth at the site are also provided..
Theocorp Holding Company, Llc


01/21/16
20160020357 
 Group iii nitride semiconductor light-emitting device and production method therefor patent thumbnailGroup iii nitride semiconductor light-emitting device and production method therefor
The group iii nitride semiconductor light-emitting device has an insulating multilayer film intervening between a second semiconductor layer and a transparent electrode. The insulating multilayer film serves as a distributed bragg reflector and is formed in a region including a projection area obtained by projecting a p-electrode to the p-type contact layer.
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160015478 
 System and  acoustical endodontics patent thumbnailSystem and acoustical endodontics
System and method for non-invasive sonication, through at least one of enamel and dentin, of a root-canal system of a target tooth with an externally delivered ultrasound beam, to disinfect the root-canal system while blocking a nerve associated with the tooth and removing a need for radiography to confirm the results of endodontics. The tooth does not have a physical access opening to the root canal system.
Newport Endodontics, P.c.


01/14/16
20160008405 

Method of treatment for pulpitis and/or enhancement for dentinogenesis


A method of treatment for pulpitis and/or enhancement for dentinogenesis, includes using dental materials that include at least one of a protein having matrix metalloprotease 3 activities or matrix metalloprotease 3 precursor protein as an active ingredient. The dental materials can also contain a carrier having biocompatibility, and can contain at least one cell type among pulp cells, pulp stem cells, pulp progenitor cells, odontoblasts or cells that can differentiate into odontoblasts..
National Center For Geriatrics And Gerontology


01/14/16
20160008404 

Postnatal stem cells and uses thereof


The invention generally relates to postnatal dental stem cells and methods for their use. More specifically, the invention relates in one aspect to postnatal dental pulp stem cells, use of the cells to generate dentin, and differentiation of the cells.
The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health And Human Serv


01/14/16
20160008232 

Dental filing and restorative material kit


Provided is a dental filling and restorative material kit, including: a polymerizable composition (a) for a dentin restorative material for restoring a dentin portion; and a polymerizable composition (b) for an enamel restorative material to be layered on the dentin restorative material, in which the polymerizable composition (a) for a dentin restorative material and the polymerizable composition (b) for an enamel restorative material have different color tones, and in which a difference (nda-ndb) between a refractive index nda of a polymer of a polymerizable monomer (a) in the polymerizable composition (a) for a dentin restorative material and a refractive index ndb of a polymer of a polymerizable monomer (b) in the polymerizable composition (b) for an enamel restorative material is 0.005 or more.. .
Tokuyama Dental Corporation


01/07/16
20160000666 

Oral care compositions


Described herein are oral care compositions comprising an effective amount of aluminum chlorohydrate suspended in a carrier for preventing, reducing or inhibiting dentinal hypersensitivity, the aluminum chlorohydrate exhibiting a sec chromatogram having a sec peak 4 to peak 3 intensity ratio of at least 7 and a peak 4 intensity greater than a peak 5 intensity; and methods of using the same.. .
Colgate-palmolive Company


12/31/15
20150375220 

Catalyst having a three-dimensional dent structure in the form of a hexagon


A catalyst includes a gas-permeable textile sheet material made of noble-metal-containing wire having a three-dimensional secondary structure produced thereon. The secondary structure is a three-dimensional dent structure including dents arranged adjacent to each other in rows in two spatial directions.
Heraeus Deutschland Gmbh & Co. Kg


12/31/15
20150374470 

Apparatus and process for killing oral bacteria


The present invention is a system to kill bacteria on surfaces of teeth, gums, cheeks, and the tongue. The present invention is a system of creating and applying heat within the oral cavity to kill bacteria.

12/24/15
20150371793 

Valve actuating device and making same


A method of assembling a switching rocker arm assembly having an inner arm, an outer arm and a latch. The method includes indenting an outer arm surface on the outer arm, the outer arm surface defining an arcuate aperture.
Eaton Corporation


12/24/15
20150368614 

Perivascular mesenchymal precursor cells


Mesenchymal precursors cells have been isolated from perivascular niches from a range of tissues utilizing a perivascular marker. A new mesenchymal precursor cell phenotype is described characterized by the presence of the perivascular marker 3g5, and preferably also alpha smooth muscle actin together with early developmental markers such as muc 18, vcam-1 and stro-1bri.
Angioblast Systems, Inc.


12/24/15
20150366634 

Apparatus and methods for treating root canals of teeth


Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid.
Sonendo, Inc.


12/24/15
20150366457 

Method of data acquisition for three-dimensional imaging


Described are embodiments of methods of obtaining three-dimensional (3d) surface data of an object scene such as an intra-oral cavity. For example, measured surfaces may include the enamel surface of teeth, the dentin substructure of teeth, gum tissue and various dental structures.
Dimensional Photonics International, Inc.


12/10/15
20150357789 

Semiconductor laser device and manufacturing method thereof


A method of manufacturing a semiconductor laser device includes the steps of: preparing the semiconductor laser bar body including a top surface, an undersurface, two mutually opposing facets, and two mutually opposing side faces, performing a coating step to form a coating film on the facet, and performing a division step after the coating step. The division step performs scribing on and divides the semiconductor laser bar body.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


11/26/15
20150335400 

Tooth scaffolds


Provided is a mammalian tooth-shaped scaffold including a composition that is chemotactic, osteogenic, dentinogenic, amelogenic, or cementogenic. Also provided is a method of replacing a tooth in the mouth of a mammal, where the tooth is absent and a tooth socket is present in the mouth at the position of the absent tooth.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York


11/19/15
20150330966 

Method and device for measuring dentin permeability


A method and device for visually recording hydraulic conductance through a sectioned piece of dentin; and which can be used to measure the effectiveness of treatments to reduce the permeability of dentin.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company


11/12/15
20150320956 

System and fabricating custom medical implant devices


A method for creating tubular inserts is useful for creating custom fitted inserts that correspond to the anatomy of a patient and solve the problem of pressure points, wear of the implant, damage to surrounding tissue, and denting. Surface measurements of the affected portion of a patient's internal cavity are obtained.
3d Systems, Inc.


11/05/15
20150313801 

Detection of carious dentin tissue and removal thereof by means of a dental instrument


The application relates to a method for testing a dental instrument comprising the steps of: a) subjecting healthy dentin tissue free from smear layer(s) to treatment with a dental instrument, thereby yielding treated dentin tissue, b) addition of a composition comprising one or more hydrazine derivative(s) to the treated dentin tissue obtained in step a), c) examining if the treated dentin tissue in step b) is stained by the one or more hydrazine derivative(s), and d) determining whether or not the treated dentin tissue contains a smear layer, wherein said one or more hydrazine derivatives is a compound of formula (i) rnhnh2 wherein r is a chemical group containing a chromophore or forming a chromophore with nhnh2. Further, the application relates to a kit of parts for detection and removal of carious dentin tissue and to a method for detection and removal of carious dentin tissue..
Rls Global Ab


11/05/15
20150313685 

Endodontic applications of tissue liquefaction


During root canal procedures, pulp may be removed from a tooth without disturbing the dentin by directing pulses of a heated liquid onto the pulp at particular temperatures and pressures to liquefy or gellify the pulp. The liquefied or gellified material is then aspirated away using the methods and apparatuses described herein.
Andrew Technologies Llc


11/05/15
20150313559 

System and detecting a problem tooth


A system and method for visualizing a dental image that includes a plurality of high resolution dental data, a plurality of tooth objects, at least one threshold and a processing module is described. The plurality of high resolution dental data that is generated using computed tomography.
Visionary Technologies, Inc.


11/05/15
20150313549 

Heart rate monitoring method and devcie with motion noise signal reduction


A heart rate monitoring method and device to analyze signals in time or frequency domain with motion noise signal reduction comprises at least two leds for providing two different light signals for incidenting into a portion of a human, a photodetector for detecting two reflected and scattered signals reflected and scattered form the human, and a processor for eliminating motion noise signal cause by any motion of the human. The processor may compare the two reflected and scattered signals and execute an independent component analysis to obtain a correct heart rate signal in time domain, and then the processor can calculate the correct heart rate.
Digio2 International Co., Ltd.


10/29/15
20150305658 

Near-infrared lasers for non-invasive monitoring of glucose, ketones, hba1c, and other blood constituents


Non-invasive monitoring of blood constituents such as glucose, ketones, or hemoglobin a1c may be accomplished using near-infrared or short-wave infrared (swir) light sources through absorbance, diffuse reflection, or transmission spectroscopy. As an example, hydro-carbon related substances such as glucose or ketones have distinct spectral features in the swir between approximately 1500 and 2500 nm.
Omni Medsci. Inc.


10/15/15
20150291079 

Tie-down apparatus


In one example, a tie-down apparatus can include a tie-down device and a housing adapted to receive the tie-down device. The tie-down apparatus can be transitionable between a stowed state and a deployed state.

10/15/15
20150290872 

Branding indenter


A heated indenter is provided for indenting a personalized document to create a security impression thereon. The personalized document includes but is not limited to, identification cards, driver's licenses, credit and debit cards, and the like.

10/08/15
20150288090 

Connector assembly


A connector assembly includes a housing (1) in which a wire-side terminal (2) is held, and which is fitted to a mounting hole formed in a casing of a mating device to be connected, and a sealing member (3) which is attached to a groove part (16) formed in an outer peripheral part (11) of the housing thereby to keep an interior of the casing liquid tight. The sealing member (3) includes a convex part (33) formed in a curved part thereof, by protruding in a width direction from its peripheral edge part in a shape of an annularly continued band.

09/10/15
20150251277 

Method of laser drilling a component


A method of laser drilling a component is disclosed. The method includes contacting a sacrificial material with the component.
Caterpillar Inc.


08/27/15
20150241145 

Connecting member and heat exchanger having the connecting member


A connecting member includes a first component and a second component fixed to each other, the first component includes a first mounting wall and a first area formed by denting from the first mounting wall, the second component includes a second mounting wall, a second area and a third area, the second mounting wall and the first mounting wall are hermetically fixed, the second area and the third area are both formed by denting from the second mounting wall, and the second area and the third area are arranged with space and are in communication with the first area; the second component further includes a first slot extending through the second area and a second slot extending through the third area, and the first slot and the second slot are provided for communication of the circulating tubes of the heat exchanger.. .
Hangzhou Sanhua Research Institute Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150220683 

Methods and apparatuses for creating a statistical average model of an enamel-dentine junction


Disclosed is method and apparatus for creating a statistical average model of an enamel-dentine junction. The method includes steps of: acquiring ct image data of a tooth; segmenting the ct image data to obtain a surface of an enamel-dentine junction; segmenting the obtained surface using a curvature-based clustering algorithm to remove a bottom of the enamel-dentine junction; spherical-parameterizing, by means of spherical harmonic analysis, the surface of the enamel-dentine junction after removal of the bottom; and aligning different samples of the tooth to obtain a statistical average model..
Nuctech Company Limited


07/30/15
20150209251 

Dentinal tubule sealant and producing the same


A dentinal tubule sealant comprises poorly-soluble calcium phosphate particles (a), a phosphorus-free calcium compound (b), and water (c), wherein the particles (a) are at least one member selected from the group consisting of dicalcium phosphate anhydrous [cahpo4] particles, α-tricalcium phosphate [α-ca3(po4)2] particles, β-tricalcium phosphate [β-ca3(po4)2] particles, amorphous calcium phosphate [ca3(po4)2.nh2o] particles, calcium pyrophosphate [ca2p2o7] particles, calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate [ca2p2o7.2h2o] particles, octacalcium phosphate pentahydrate [ca8h2(po4)6.5h2o] particles, and dicalcium phosphate dihydrate [cahpo4.2h2o] particles, and the dentinal tubule sealant contains 30 to 76% by weight of the particles (a), 0.001 to 4% by weight of the compound (b), and 23 to 69% by weight of the water (c). Thus, there is provided a dentinal tubule sealant capable of sealing dentinal tubules of an exposed dentin and also remineralizing the surrounding dentin after the sealing..
Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.


07/30/15
20150209241 

Enamel bond for application in dental practice


This patent application is for enamel bond, a chemical solution for creating tooth enamel that successfully bonds to the dentin layer and provides both structure and composition of true, natural enamel.. .

07/23/15
20150202128 

Oral composition


The present invention provides an oral composition comprising hydroxyapatite, potassium nitrate, and calcium monohydrogen phosphate, wherein the composition has an increased ability to occlude dentinal tubules of a tooth and has an excellent inhibitory effect on hypersensitivity.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Sangi


06/18/15
20150165356 

Squeezable beverage bottle and filter system


Embodiments of the present disclosure could generally provide a relatively easily squeezable beverage bottle that allows control of the flow rate of the liquid being dispensed to the user. The bottle could provide sufficient radial rigidity—or resistance to squeezing—to return to its original shape (or “bounce back”) at a suitable rate without experiencing permanent deformation or denting and to withstand the rigors of filling, shipping, transporting, dispensing, etc.
Seventh Generation Ventures, Inc.


06/04/15
20150150661 

Process for making a dental restoration and resultant apparatus


A process for making a dental restoration includes forming a dental restoration base, selecting a decal representing a natural oral cavity characteristic, and attaching the selected decal to the base. Thereafter, the decal and the dental restoration base are conditioned to create a finished dental restoration having desired oral cavity color and characteristics such as teeth, enamel, dentin, crazing lines, stains, veins, blood vessels, bony coloration, hyper-calcification, mucosal tissue or gum tissue.

05/28/15
20150147361 

Protection of materials by sphingosine based compounds


The invention relates to the use of sphingosine based compounds, in particular phytosphingosine compounds, in the protection of hydroxyapatite containing materials such as teeth and bone. Such compounds are especially useful in the treatment and prevention of dental caries, dental erosion, dentine hypersensitivity and tartar (dental calculus) formation.
Stichting Vu-vumc


05/21/15
20150135879 

Structure for mounting plantable shift lever onto bracket


A structure for mounting a plantable shift lever onto a bracket may include an extending part that protrudes from a front end of the plantable shift lever to extend forward, a dented part formed by denting a front end of the bracket forward to receive the extending part, a first penetrating hole formed to penetrate a rear end of the plantable shift lever in a left and right direction, a second penetrating hole formed to penetrate a rear end of the bracket in the left and right direction and positioned to correspond to the first penetrating hole, and a pin to be inserted into the first penetrating hole and the second penetrating hole to fix the plantable shift lever to the bracket. The plantable shift lever may be coupled to the bracket by inserting the extending part into the dented part and inserting the pin into the first penetrating hole and the second penetrating hole..
Kia Motors Corporation


05/14/15
20150132712 

Apparatus and methods for treating root canals of teeth


Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid.

05/14/15
20150132233 

Compositions containing theobromine and their use in treating tooth hypersensitivity


Compositions and methods for reducing oral sensitivity, increasing the systemic health of a mammal, occluding a dentinal tubule within a mammalian tooth, and/or depositing a precipitate on the surface of a mammalian tooth are provided, said compositions comprising theobromine (3,7-dimethylxanthine, the principal alkaloid in theobroma cacao).. .

05/07/15
20150122842 

Containers having a product volume and a stand-off structure coupled thereto


Various containers are provided that have a product volume and one or more standoff structures coupled to the product volume. The standoff structures are configured to protect the product volume.
The Procter & Gamble Company


04/30/15
20150118166 

Tooth desensitizing oral care compositions, devices, and methods


Desensitizing oral care composition useful for treating dentinal hypersensitivity, comprising potassium oxalate and methods of use thereof. Delivery systems including a strip of material and such oral care compositions for the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity and methods of use thereof..
The Procter & Gamble Company


04/30/15
20150117975 

Tie-down apparatus


In one example, a tie-down apparatus can include a tie-down device and a housing adapted to receive the tie-down device. The tie-down apparatus can be transitionable between a stowed state and a deployed state.

04/02/15
20150094392 

One-part dental adhesive


The present invention provides a one-part dental adhesive that exhibits excellent adhesive properties to both enamel and dentin and that has high storage stability and ambient-light stability. The present invention is a one-part dental adhesive including 1 to 30 weight % of a phosphoric acid group-containing monofunctional (meth)acrylate compound (a), 10 to 50 weight % of a water-soluble polymerizable monomer (b), 5 to 50 weight % of a hydrophobic crosslinkable (meth)acrylate compound (c), water (d), and a polymerization initiator (e).
Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.


03/26/15
20150086759 

Resin panel and forming method


A resin panel of which contact surfaces of a rear wall to be in contact with another member are made unlikely to deform while reducing the weight of the resin panel. The panel includes a rear wall having a plurality of contact surfaces to be in contact with another member, and a front wall opposing the rear wall with an interval therebetween, the resin panel including a plurality of ribs obtained by indenting parts of the rear wall toward the front wall and welding the parts to an inner surface of the front wall, wherein a wall thickness of the front wall is generally equal to or smaller than a wall thickness of the rear wall..
Kyoraku Co., Ltd.


03/26/15
20150086704 

Coating spray system


Embodiments of the present invention include a spray bonder that comprises a bonder, a carrier, and, optionally, a propellant. Embodiments also include a coating spray system that comprises the spray bonder and a coating spray that includes a coating material, a carrier, and, optionally, a propellant.
Keystone Dental Group


03/12/15
20150069690 

Use of an adjusting element for alignment of inclined surfaces of test bodies, and device comprising said adjusting element, and producing an adhesive bond between adhesives and a tooth surface


At least one adjusting element aligns a first surface of a test body, comprising a dentine and/or enamel surface, plane-parallel with respect to a contact surface and/or to at least one second surface, which is optionally coated with an adhesive dental material. The at least one adjusting element in a device is usable to produce an adhesive bond at the contact surface between the first surface and the at least one second surface.
Heraeus Kulzer Gmbh


02/12/15
20150044639 

Arrangement for obtaining reliable anchoring of a threaded implant in a bone


In an arrangement for obtaining reliable anchoring of a threaded implant in dentine, a hole is made in the bone substance. In the side wall of the hole it is possible to establish an internal threading which can cooperate with an external threading on the implant.
Nobel Biocare Services Ag


02/12/15
20150044634 

Root canal probe tool and removing a broken instrument fragment from a root canal


In endodontic therapy, a probe tool is disclosed which enables the removal of a broken file or instrument fragment wedged in a root canal of a tooth. A shank portion of the probe tool is made at least in part from flexible planar sheet material such as stainless spring steel.

02/05/15
20150037922 

Techniques for improved imprinting of soft material on substrate using stamp including underfilling to leave a gap and pulsing stamp


A method for imparting a pattern to a flowable resist material on a substrate entails providing a resist layer so thin that during a stamp wedging process, the resist never completely fills the space between the substrate and the bottom surface of a stamp between wedge protrusions, leaving gap everywhere therebetween. A gap remains between the resist and the extended surface of the stamp.
1366 Technologies, Inc.


01/15/15
20150017607 

Stabilized, water-jet slurry apparatus and method


A method for removing dental material is disclosed. The method may include suspending, by a hydrated polymeric material, a quantity of abrasive media.
H2o Tech, Inc.


01/15/15
20150017107 

Multicomponent oral care composition


The present invention relates to a multicomponent oral health care composition, comprising a source of a fluoride ion, a source of a calcium ion, a source of a phosphate ion, and stabilised chlorine dioxide, that can be used as a toothpaste, oral spray or a mouth wash/oral rinse formulation. The different components in the composition act synergistically together to clean the teeth and mucous membranes of an oral cavity of a subject, perfuming them or protecting them in order to keep them in good condition, change their appearance or correct unpleasant odours.
Periproducts Ltd


01/08/15
20150011452 

Compositions and methods for dental applications involving zinc-oxide cements


Described are compositions and methods for the removal of zinc-oxide eugenol-based temporary cements or root canal filling materials from a variety of surfaces including surfaces inside the oral cavity, such as teeth, as well as surfaces of objects located outside of the oral cavity, such as instruments and prostheses. In certain compositions, the resin-dentin bond between permanent cements and collagen-containing surfaces can be increased.
Essential Dental Systems, Inc.


12/04/14
20140356815 

Blank and producing a dental prosthesis


Embodiments relate to a dental prosthesis molding block for producing a dental prosthesis part, to a corresponding method for producing a dental prosthesis part, and to such a dental prosthesis part. The dental prosthesis molding block has a dentin zone, which is embedded into an enamel region, a boundary surface thus being formed.

11/20/14
20140342308 

Low-splash reducing implement for dental applications


The invention is a low-splash dental fluid distribution implement with the ability to evenly wear down tooth decay, diseased tissue, or undesired dentin in oral applications with live patients. The directed multi-beams of pressurized fluid are a combined plurality of individual beams paired in such a manner that the reflected fluid bursts are inwardly directed against each other.

11/20/14
20140338697 

Mitter wringer


A handheld mitter wringer tool is provided for cleansing build-up from hanging mitters. For example, one can expel build-up from a mitter, which is secured at one end to a fixed structure, by indenting the mitter between two non-cutting surfaces that extend across the width of the mitter, while moving the two surfaces along the mitter away from the secured end.

11/06/14
20140327969 

Microlens array and a fabricating thereof


A method of fabricating a microlens array, the method comprising the steps of: compressing a shape memory polymer substrate with a predetermined load; indenting the shape memory polymer substrate to form an array of micro-indents; immersing the shape memory polymer substrate in a solvent capable of causing stress-enhanced swelling in the shape memory polymer substrate such that the array of micro-indents forms a corresponding array of micro-protrusions on the shape memory polymer substrate due to the stress-enhanced swelling of the micro-indents; and heating the shape memory polymer substrate to form at least one curved surface of the shape memory polymer substrate under the micro-protrusion array.. .

11/06/14
20140327166 

Translucent veneering for a dental prosthesis formed by a press to metal process


A dental prosthesis, typically formed in a press to metal process, includes application of a porcelain composition sufficient to form a veneer on a dental prosthesis supporting metal structure, the composition having an integrated tooth-like translucency providing an aesthetic appearance. The composition is formed of a dentin frit and an enamel frit, typically sintered into a desired ingot shape including an amount of composition sufficient to veneer the prosthesis.

10/23/14
20140314694 

Desensitizing toothpaste


The present invention discloses a desensitizing toothpaste. Based on the total weight of the desensitizing toothpaste, the desensitizing toothpaste includes: from 5% to 40% by weight of dp-bioglass; from 1% to 5% by weight of thickening agents; from 25% to 35% by weight of humectant; and from 1% to 5% by weight of surfactant, wherein the dp-bioglass includes: 8.4% of na2o, 40.6% of cao, 39% of sio2, and 12% of p2o5 based on the total weight of the dp-bioglass.

10/09/14
20140298619 

Appliance movement system


According to the present teachings, a system is provided which allows a user or mover to move large, heavy appliances across finished floor surfaces without damaging by scratching, indenting or cracking under the weight of the object. When placing the object on the mover's surface, the weight becomes distributed and absorbed across the mover instead of localized points such as the case with casters, wheels or legs..

09/18/14
20140272763 

Shade guide kit for matching dental composites to a person's teeth


Dental shade guide systems include an elongate holder with a plurality of receptacles for holding a plurality of shade guide sticks, and a plurality of shade guide sticks. Each shade guide stick may include an elongate dentin body portion comprising a dental composite that is relatively opaque so as to be representative of dentin, and an enamel head portion at an end of the elongate dentin body portion, the enamel head portion comprising an outer layer of a dental composite that is relatively translucent so as to be representative of enamel, the outer layer overlaying the dentin body portion at the enamel head portion end of the stick..

09/18/14
20140263159 

Milling jar with integrated lifters


A milling jar has a jar body and a jar neck. The jar body has an internal surface and an external surface.

09/11/14
20140255875 

Method and device for the production of a dental prosthesis part


The method for the production of a dental prosthesis part comprises the provision (11) of a dataset (2) for a dental prosthesis part (6) for use in a cad/cam technique, the provision (12) of reference data (3) for optical properties of different dentin materials and translucent enamel materials for the dental prosthesis part (6) and a relationship (4) between said optical properties, the desired optical properties and the dimensions of the dental prosthesis part (6), the definition (13) of a first setpoint (s1) for the optical properties of a dentin region, the definition (14) of a second setpoint (s2) for the optical properties of an enamel region, the definition (15) of a third setpoint (s3) for a thickness of the enamel region of the dental prosthesis part (6), the selection and provision (16) of a dental prosthesis mold block (5) having a dentin region made from a material.. .

08/07/14
20140220511 

Periodontal treatment system and method


The specification discloses embodiments and other information concerning methods, systems, and apparatus in accordance with aspects of the subject invention for treating diseased root canals in teeth and other dental condition, such as periodontitis and the like wherein a laser light is pulsed from a laser fiber optic tip into liquid contained in a reservoir or other space within the canal, periodontal sulcus/pocket, or other dental space immersing the area in need of treatment so as to disintegrate, separate, or otherwise neutralize pulp, plaque, calculus, bacteria, and other microbes, thus annihilating and particleizing undesirable material within the liquid in the reservoir by the action of relatively intense, photoacoustic micro-pressure waves propagating throughout the liquid as a result of the laser light pulses emitted into the liquid from the tip, thereby enabling easy removal of the particles by finely dispersing the same in the liquid and then flushing the particle-laden liquid from the area by hydraulic swirling actions associated with the pulsing light and through ensuing antiseptic rinses, all without elevating the temperature of nearby dentin, tooth, bones, gums, and/or other soft/hard adjacent tissues more than about 5° c. So as to avoid or eliminate harmful effects of localized heating of the same..

06/12/14
20140161852 

Nanoparticle dental composition and making


Disclosed are compositions and methods for reducing dentin hypersensitivity. Also disclosed are compositions containing calcium fluoride nanoparticles..

06/12/14
20140161745 

Detection and removal of carious dentin tissue


The present invention relates to a kit of parts for detection and removal of carious dentin tissue comprising: (i) one or more compounds being a hydrazine derivative, and (ii) means for chemical treatment of carious dentin tissue. Further, the invention concerns a preparation containing an active, caries-dissolving two-component liquid in the form of a first active, caries-dissolving component and a second component which reduces the aggressiveness of the active component to mucous membranes, a viscosity increasing substance and one or more compounds being a hydrazine derivative.

05/29/14
20140148526 

Dental bonding agent and coating agent


The present disclosure provides a dental bonding agent which may comprise a composite resin containing an ingredient selected from acrylic resins, a primer comprising an amphiphile, and at least one phosphate ester, and a solvent. The dental bonding agent may be applied for resin restoration, prosthetic adhesion, enhancing adhesive strength between dentin and artificial post, and tooth coating.

05/15/14
20140134080 

Histology slide and paraffin block system


A protective sheath for prolonged storage of pathology paraffin blocks. The sheath protects the paraffin block against gouging, scratching, denting, rodents, and insects.

05/15/14
20140130294 

Autonomous coverage vacuum cleaner having edge cleaning head easy to install and uninstall


An autonomous coverage vacuum cleaner includes a transmission element driven to rotate and disposed at the bottom of a body, and an edge cleaning head. The transmission element has a lower surface, a positioning recess denting upward from the lower surface and having a non-circular inner profile, and a fixing hole disposed in the positioning recess.

05/08/14
20140130215 

Indented mold structures for diamond deposited probes


The present invention discloses a method of fabricating a scanning probe microscopy probe including positioning a pattern probe over a mold substrate; indenting the pattern probe into the mold substrate material to form a mold pit; depositing a film onto the mold substrate including the mold pit; removing a portion of the deposited film to form a probe, and releasing the probe from the mold substrate material.. .

05/08/14
20140127142 

Toothpaste composition for dentin hypersensitivity


Provided is a toothpaste composition for dentin hypersensitivity that effectively prevents pain attributed to dentin hypersensitivity, instantaneously and sufficiently seals the openings of dentinal tubules in an exposed dentinal surface, and has excellent sustainability of the effect of suppressing the pain attributed to dentin hypersensitivity. The toothpaste composition for dentin hypersensitivity comprises the following components (a), (b), and (c): (a) a powder having a sparingly water-soluble property selected from a fatty acid divalent metal salt (a-1) derived from a saturated fatty acid having from 12 to 18 carbon atoms, a fatty acid acyllysine (a-2) having an acyl group derived from a saturated fatty acid having from 12 to 18 carbon atoms, and a fatty acid acyltaurine divalent metal salt (a-3) having an acyl group derived from a saturated fatty acid having from 12 to 18 carbon atoms; (b) a desensitizing agent selected from potassium nitrate, potassium citrate, strontium chloride, and strontium acetate; and (c) water; in which a mass ratio ((a)/(b)) of the component (a) to the component (b) is from 0.02 to 0.5..

05/01/14
20140120142 

Dental anti-hypersensitivity composition and method


The present invention relates to compositions and methods for calcifying dental tissue, e.g., preventing or treating dental hypersensitivity. An oral composition of arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate promotes the formation of dentinal tubule plugs aided by combining calcium and phosphate in the fluid.

05/01/14
20140120041 

Oral care composition


Disclosed are oral care compositions, for example dentifrice compositions, comprising an oral care composition comprising an orally acceptable vehicle, metal oxide particles having an average particle size of no greater than a dentin tubule and at least one amino acid capable of chelating the metal oxide. The composition may comprise a polymeric adherent material for adhering the metal oxide particles in the dentin tubule.

04/10/14
20140099605 

Unextracted tooth root canal filler and dental tissue regeneration unextracted tooth


Disclosed is a root canal filler for non-extracted tooth which causes no internal resorption or external resorption in a tooth with complete root formation, shows no odontoclast, and contributes to the regeneration of a dental tissue in which odontoblasts are smoothly aligned on the dentin wall. After pulpectomy or enlargement/cleaning of an infected root canal, a root canal filler for non-extracted tooth, which comprises tooth pulp stem cells and an extracellular matrix, is inserted into the apical side of the root canal of the non-extracted tooth.

04/03/14
20140093481 

Production of dentin, cementum and enamel by cells


One aspect provides a method of forming a mineralized material by co-culturing a epithelial cell, such as ameloblasts, and mesenchymal cells, such as osteoblasts or odontoblasts, in a mineral-stimulating medium. Another aspect provides matrix seeded with epithelial cells and mesenchymal cells and infused with a mineral-stimulating medium capable of forming a mineralized material in the matrix.

03/27/14
20140087333 

Periodontal treatment system and method


Methods and apparatuses for treating a root canal in a tooth or hard and/or soft tissue within a tooth and surrounding tissues by pulsing a laser light into a reservoir, preferably after introducing liquid fluid into the reservoir, so as to disintegrate, separate, or otherwise neutralize pulp, plaque, calculus, and/or bacteria within and adjacent the fluid reservoir without elevating the temperature of any of the dentin, tooth, bones, gums, other soft tissues, other hard tissues, and any other adjacent tissue more than about 5° c.. .

03/06/14
20140060159 

Permeability flow cell and hydraulic conductance system


The present invention relates to devices and methods for measuring the permeability of dentin. More particularly, the invention relates to devices and methods of quickly and accurately measuring the permeability of dentin using a flow cell..

03/06/14
20140060158 

Permeability flow cell and hydraulic conductance system


The present invention relates to devices and methods for measuring the permeability of dentin. More particularly, the invention relates to devices and methods of quickly and accurately measuring the permeability of dentin using a flow cell..

03/06/14
20140060157 

Permeability flow cell and hydraulic conductance system


The present invention relates to devices and methods for measuring the permeability of dentin. More particularly, the invention relates to devices and methods of quickly and accurately measuring the permeability of dentin using a flow cell..

03/06/14
20140060156 

Permeability flow cell and hydraulic conductance system


The present invention relates to devices and methods for measuring the permeability of dentin. More particularly, the invention relates to devices and methods of quickly and accurately measuring the permeability of dentin using a flow cell..

02/20/14
20140050674 

Method for improving penetration or long term adhesion of compositions to dental tissues and compositions usable in said method


This invention concerns a method of improving penetration of compositions to dentin, enamel, dental pulp or cement and dental compositions for restoration or decoration of teeth, for use in pulp medication comprising, for root canal disinfection and/or obturation and for desensitizing. This invention also concerns uses of dmso for improving the bond strength of dental composition and in preparing dental compositions.

02/06/14
20140033530 

Method of forming a contact element including a helical groove defined in an internal surface


An electrically-conducting contact element includes a section of the contact element defining an aperture. The section is configured to receive a wire cable within the aperture for attachment thereto.

01/30/14
20140030685 

Tooth for dental arch model and producing the same


The present invention relates to a tooth which is used in a dental arch model with which dental students can experience dental works in the oral cavity and practice treatments. More specifically, the present invention relates to a tooth composition for formation trainings such as abutment tooth formation and cavity preparation.

01/23/14
20140023596 

Novel composition


An oral care composition which is a liquid at or below room temperature and which forms a two-phase cloudy system at body temperature and wherein the composition comprises a water-soluble non-ionic polymer, such as hpc, having a cloud point in the composition at a temperature no higher than about 38° c., for combating (i.e. Helping to prevent, inhibit and/or treat) dentinal hypersensitivity..

01/16/14
20140017638 

Kit of material for repairing dentin


The present invention discloses a kit of material for dentin restoration including a combination of a plurality of kinds of curable pastes each having a different hue, wherein each of the curable pastes exhibits l* of 55 to 75 and a fluctuation range of l* of 3 or less in a cielab color system when the color of a cured body with a thickness of 3.0 mm obtained by curing the pastes is measured against a black background, and a method for producing the kit of material for dentin restoration.. .

01/09/14
20140011202 

Decalcification solution with preservation of rna


The present invention is directed to methods of decalcification and tissue sample preparation that allows for the reproducible quantitative analysis of gene expression in hard tissue samples like bone, mineralizing cartilage and tendon, dentin, cementum and/or enamel that are too hard to section effectively using conventional means.. .

12/19/13
20130337413 

Method of powder blasting for cleaning of tooth surfaces


A method for cleaning tooth surfaces with a powder and a powder mixture, preferably by powder blasting with a powder-jet device, said device mixing the powder or the powder mixture with air to form a powder/air mixture, wherein said powder and/or powder mixture is an alditol or contains such alditol. Preferably, mannitol and/or erythritol are used, because of their anti-cariogenic effect.

11/28/13
20130314926 

Luminous flux control member and illumination device


An illumination device (1) has a light-emitting element (6b), and a luminous flux control member (6c) that includes a first lens (10) and a second lens (20). The first lens (10) and the second lens (20) are assembled such that a first surface (10c) and a second rear surface (20a) are in contact, or such that a minute gap exists between the first surface (10c) and the second rear surface (20a).

11/07/13
20130295522 

Translucent veneering for a dental prosthesis formed by a press to metal process


A dental prosthesis, typically formed in a press to metal process, includes application of a porcelain composition sufficient to form a veneer on a dental prosthesis supporting metal structure, the composition having an integrated tooth-like translucency providing an aesthetic appearance. The composition is formed of a dentin frit and an enamel frit, typically sintered into a desired ingot shape including an amount of composition sufficient to veneer the prosthesis.

10/17/13
20130273394 

Apparatus and imparting selected topographies to aluminum sheet metal


A method for surface treating work rolls to produce isotropic textured aluminum sheet features indenting the surface of the working rolls that produce the sheet with spherical media such as steel ball bearings having the requisite properties to avoid fracture and resulting in a smooth surface lacking facets. The spherical media can be introduced into a nip between two rolls and indent by compression, but ultrasonic peening or knurling.

10/10/13
20130266915 

Dental treatment method


Dentinal tubules sealing method using dentinal tubules sealant that is to be applied to a dentin surface to fill solid particles into dentinal tubules, wherein the dentinal tubules sealant comprises a water-based dispersing agent in which solid particles are dispersed and which has a solid/liquid ratio of from 0.3 to 2.6, and the method comprises applying the dentinal tubules sealant to a dentin surface to fill solid particles into dentinal tubules, and then removing a solid component adhering to the dentin surface by scrubbing using water. Thus, pains, hyperesthesia, and so on are allowed to be suppressed because dentinal tubules will be filled and sealed with solid particles and a curable composition is allowed to exhibit improved adhesive properties to a dentin surface because solid components adhering to the dentin surface can be removed by scrubbing using water..

10/10/13
20130263395 

Non-aqueous oral care composition containing dental occlusion actives


A oral care composition includes: (a) a hydrophilic film-forming polymer; and (b) a hydrophobic carrier, wherein the hydrophilic film-forming polymer is a film-forming polymer effective to occlude dentinal tubules and the oral care composition contains 0-10 wt. % water.

10/03/13
20130260341 

Composition


The present invention relates to a photosensitive composition comprising synthetic nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite or a synthetic precursor thereof doped with a rare earth ion, the use of the composition in restorative or cosmetic dentistry, a process for preparing the composition and a method of generating an image of an exposed dentinal surface of a tooth.. .

09/26/13
20130251772 

Dentifrice compositions containing calcium silicate


An oral care composition includes an effective amount of calcium silicate particles. The calcium silicate particles have an average diameter of less than about 5 microns, such that they can occlude dentinal tubules of the teeth.

09/26/13
20130251767 

Method for inhibiting dentinal hypersensitivity


A method for inhibiting dentinal hypersensitivity by applying a dentinal hypersensitivity inhibitor on a dentin surface. The dentinal hypersensitivity inhibitor contains at least one tetracalcium phosphate particle, an alkali metal salt of phosphoric acid, and at least one acidic calcium phosphate particle.

09/12/13
20130236399 

Apatite compositions


The present invention relates to an apatite composition comprising 0.001-99.999 wt. % of an apatite and 0.001-99.999 wt.

08/29/13
20130224128 

Dental cleanser composition for improving adhesion to teeth


The present invention relates to a dental cleanser composition for improving adhesion to teeth, and more particularly to, a dental cleanser composition which functions to remove not only a smear layer from the dentin surface of an exposed tooth root, but also oral bacteria, and thus is effective in improving adhesion to teeth in periodontal surgery. The present invention provides a dental cleanser composition containing sodium ethylene diaminotetraacetate and octyl phenol ethoxylate which is a surfactant.



Dentin topics: Phosphoric Acid, Hypersensitivity, Calcium Phosphate, Ultrasonic, Ball Bearing, Dental Occlusion, Hydrophilic Film, Hyperesthesia, Dispersing Agent, Periodontal, Cosmetic Dentist, Hydroxyapatite, Crystallin, Cosmetic Dentistry, Alkali Metal

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