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07/24/14
20140207190
 Spinal three-dimensional orthopedic equipment patent thumbnailnew patent Spinal three-dimensional orthopedic equipment
A spinal three-dimensional orthopedic equipment comprises a frame, a front board member and a drive device for driving the front board member fixed on the frame, a back board member and a middle board member as well as their drive devices fixed on the frame, a head holding device fixed on the middle board member for holding the patient's head, and a drawing and holding device for drawing and holding the head and neck of the patient. The head holding device comprises a splint connected to the middle board member immovably, two sliding grooves are provided on the splint, and two head holding clips and a mandible tray connected to the sliding pieces mounted in the two sliding grooves respectively, which can slide along the sliding grooves.
06/19/14
20140170584
 Traction device and maxillary traction device patent thumbnailTraction device and maxillary traction device
A traction device includes an engaging assembly engaging with a mouthpiece to be attached to a maxilla inside a mouth of a human body and a support assembly supporting the engaging assembly in contact with a face of the human body, wherein the engaging assembly pulls the mouthpiece in an anterior direction of the human body. The support assembly includes an upper contact body configured to be in contact with a forehead of the face and a lower contact body configured to be in contact with an area of the face below the forehead and above a mandible..
05/15/14
20140134564
 Arch bars for use in maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics patent thumbnailArch bars for use in maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics
A dental arch bar system includes upper and lower dental arch bars having movable transverse arms and ligature connectors. Fasteners secure the transverse arms to a subject's maxilla and mandible.
05/15/14
20140130809
 Self-titratable mandibular repositioning device patent thumbnailSelf-titratable mandibular repositioning device
The present technology provides a mandibular repositioning device (mrd) which may be self titratable. The mrd may be repositioned relative to the maxilla, e.g., the mandible may be brought, via the device, to a position forward of a neutral resting and/or bite position.
04/24/14
20140109919
 Intraoral discluding appliance patent thumbnailIntraoral discluding appliance
An intraoral discluding appliance for the prevention of trauma and temporomandibular joint syndrome. The device is a small intraoral device that is custom made for each individual patient.
04/17/14
20140106294
 Mandible position indicator for analyzing bite function patent thumbnailMandible position indicator for analyzing bite function
A system and method for modeling bite function. A top pantograph is fixed to a patient via clutches to the top teeth of the patient, a bottom pantograph is fixed to a patient via clutches to the bottom teeth of the patient and the actual bite of the patient is optically monitored by monitoring the relation of the top pantograph to the bottom pantograph during a bite cycle and storing a hinge axis.
04/17/14
20140102460
 Method and apparatus for treating obstructive sleep apnea (osa) patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for treating obstructive sleep apnea (osa)
Securing the proximal end of the elastic filament to the mandible of the patient under tension, whereby to restrain rearward movement of the tongue while the patient is sleeping.. .
04/10/14
20140099601
 Dental regenerative device made of porous metal patent thumbnailDental regenerative device made of porous metal
A regenerative device can include a first side section, a second side section, and a top section extending between and connecting the first side section and the second side section. The top section and the first and second side sections can each be formed from a porous material that retains its structure after implantation in the patient.
04/03/14
20140093834
 Repositioning appliance patent thumbnailRepositioning appliance
A mandible repositioning appliance is provided comprising an anterior member adapted to receive anterior teeth; first and second posterior members, each adapted to receive posterior teeth, wherein each posterior member comprises an occlusal pad support; and a positioning guide formed between the anterior member and each of the first and second posterior members, wherein said guide functions to position the user's mandible into an anatomically correct position achieved when each positioning guide is in position resting between the third and fourth upper and lower anterior teeth when the appliance is in place in the user's mouth.. .
03/20/14
20140080094
 Denture and method and apparatus of making same patent thumbnailDenture and method and apparatus of making same
A method for making a denture comprising a base and a plurality of teeth joined thereto. The method comprises forming a first cavity in a block of a denture base material, the first cavity being formed to match the contour of natural teeth as arranged on maxillae or on a mandible; filling the first cavity with a first fluid synthetic tooth material and solidifying the first fluid synthetic tooth material into a first solid synthetic tooth material; removing a portion of the first solid synthetic tooth material to form the plurality of teeth; and removing a portion of the block of denture base material to form the denture base.
03/20/14
20140076336
Ear insert for relief of tmj discomfort and headaches
An expansible ear canal insert for treating tmj disorders and headaches which acts directly on the tmj and associated ligament and muscle structures to reduce stress and loads placed on the articulator disc located between the temporal bone and the mandible, as well as supportive muscles and ligaments near the tmj. The insert is adapted to expand by application of body heat.
03/20/14
20140076333
Sleep apnea dental appliance and method of constructing
A sleep apnea dental appliance and a method for constructing said appliance. The sleep apnea dental appliance and the method for constructing said dental appliance offers patients a mandibular advancement splint that is custom fitted to their upper and lower teeth.
03/20/14
20140075654
Mandible guard attachment system
A contact surface, such as a seating surface on a mandible guard is adjustable such that variations in helmet geometry and/or mandible geometry can be accommodated. The mandible guard may be fixedly attached to a helmet with an attachment arm, yet be configured to permit adjustment of the height of the contact surface to reduce or eliminate a gap between the helmet and a guard portion of the mandible guard.
03/06/14
20140060549
Pre-fabricated anterior guidance package kit for patients having bruxism/clenching habit with or without various malocclusions
A pre-fabricated, pre-programmed or custom-made guidance package is provided. The anterior guidance package (agp) of the current invention is comprised of one maxillary guidance component and one mandibular guidance component.
02/27/14
20140053845
Respiratory mask
There is provided a respiratory mask (10;100;200) for delivering an inhalation gas to the airways of a wearer, the respiratory mask comprising a body (10) of generally concave shape and having a peripheral edge, the body being adapted to provide a cavity (11,12) in use about the mouth and nose of a wearer such that the inhalation gas can be inhaled by the wearer from the cavity. The body has an inlet port (13) that is engageable with a supply of inhalation gas and in communication with the cavity.
02/13/14
20140045144
Dental implant and method of implantation
A elf-tapping dental implant has a unitary body with an open end and a bottom tip end, the implant is tapered downward from the open top to the tip end and has an internal cavity extending for substantially the length of the implant. Smooth inner sidewalls are located at the upper end of the cavity and internal threads extend from the sidewalls down into the cavity.
02/13/14
20140041670
Medical device for combating overweight or obesity in humans
Medical device for combating overweight or obesity in humans by achieving a more rapid feeling of satiety, comprising a bite raiser which can be connected to the human maxilla and/or mandible (10, 11) and which covers at least some of the occlusal surface of the masticatory teeth (13), wherein a splint (12) adapted to tooth crowns is provided for the bite raiser, which splint (12) equips at least some of the masticatory teeth (13) with an occlusal elevation (14) for reducing the size of the masticatory surface (15), which occlusal elevation (14) overlies the cusp tips (17) of a masticatory tooth (13) in order to link the bite elevation (20) to a spanning of the masticatory relief of the covered masticatory tooth (13).. .
02/06/14
20140038132
Dental regenerative device made of porous metal
A regenerative device can include a first side section, a second side section, and a top section extending between and connecting the first side section and the second side section. The top section and the first and second side sections can each be formed from a porous material that retains its structure after implantation in the patient.
01/16/14
20140018710
Method and device for improving temporomandibular joint range of motion and strengthening/massaging jaw muscles
A therapeutic exercising device that can simultaneously increase temporomandibular joint range of motion and strengthen jaw muscles comprises two bite members with bite portions for insertion between a user's teeth and a bellows between the bite members that moves them relative to each other toward an open position that separates the user's upper and lower jaws. A spring exerts a predetermined opening force on the bite members open, and one or more elastic members attached between the bite members exert an opposing closing force.
01/09/14
20140009573
Diagnosis support system using panoramic radiograph and diagnosis support program using panoramic radiograph
A diagnosis support system includes a diagnosis support computer that includes a model data acquisition unit configured to obtain a plurality of mandible model data, a contour model creation unit configured to create contour model data from the mandible model data, a contour database storage unit configured to construct a contour model database from the contour model data, a diagnosis image data receiving unit configured to receive an input of diagnosis image data of an examinee, an edge extraction unit configured to extract edge data from the diagnosis image data, a similar model searching unit configured to search contour model data based on the edge data, a position judgment unit and an image quality judgment unit configured to judge an imaging position and an image quality based on imaging information, respectively, and a diagnosis support information provision unit configured to provide diagnosis support information based on provider information.. .
01/09/14
20140007327
Sports helmet
The present invention provides a protective sports helmet for a wearer engaged in a contact sport, such as football. The helmet includes a shell having a front region, a rear region, two side regions, and an ear flap depending from a side region.
12/19/13
20130338779
Mandible reconstruction system and method
A system, method and devices for mandible reconstruction wherein a replacement mandible, either full or partial, is formed by cutting and reconnecting a donor bone, the devices comprising guide or template members that provide the correct angles needed for cutting the donor bone in order to replicate the configuration of the mandible being reconstructed. The system comprises a plurality of wedge-shaped members..
12/12/13
20130331944
Adjustable mandible joint system
The presently disclosed technology is directed towards an adjustable prosthesis for replacing a mandible along with the ramus with a mandibular condyle. The prosthesis articulates to the skull at the temporal bone region.
11/21/13
20130310963
Method of surgical planning
A method of pre-operatively forming a surgical splint configured to receive a patient's dentition can include combining a 3-d facial computer model and a 3-d dental computer model. The method includes the step of obtaining a 3-d facial computer model of at least the patient's maxilla, mandible, and dentition from a ct scanner and the step of obtaining a 3-d dental computer model of the patient's dentition with an optical scanner.
10/24/13
20130278396
Intraoral communications and processing device
Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer-readable media for communicating via an electronic device for use in a mouth environment of an animal and resistant to damage from bodily fluids and pressure. The device can be pierced through a tongue, a lip, or a cheek, anchored to a tooth or a teeth of the mandible, or implanted in (or attached to an implant in) the maxilla or mandible.
10/17/13
20130274787
Facial lift
A facial lift device to be placed behind the lips and above the gums disposed alongside the buccal and facial surface of a living human maxilla or a human mandible no further than the most posterior tooth of one side to the most posterior tooth of the opposite side of said maxilla or mandible. The facial device embodies an outward lifting force when placed within the human mouth under the lips and alongside the anterior vestibule centered on the frenulum, such that when said facial lift device is forced behind the maxilla or mandible lips, the facial lift will forcibly lift out the dermal layer reducing and removing lower facial wrinkles within the perioral region..
10/03/13
20130260337
Oral implant placement system and method
An oral implant system and method. The system includes 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.
09/26/13
20130249893
Virtual aligner
The virtual aligner allows the user to move the mandibular virtual arch in relation to a static maxillary virtual arch. Translational movement of the virtual mandible is along each of the x, y, or z axes, left and right, up and down, and back and forth, respectively.
09/12/13
20130233324
Glossoplasty implant tension relief system
A glossoplasty implant tension relief system for treating an airway of a patient has a first portion configured to engage a mandible of the subject. The system also has a second portion configured to engage a tongue of the subject to retain at least a portion of the tongue.
08/29/13
20130226247
Orthognathic implant and methods of use
An implant for use in orthognathic surgery of a mandible may include a longitudinal plate member and a plurality of pre-configured guides coupled to the plate member. The longitudinal plate member is pre-bent to correspond to the post-operative shape of the mandible; and the guides are pre-configured to align the plate member with the mandible when the implant is positioned against the mandible after the mandible has been separated..
08/29/13
20130220339
Wearable airway supporting device
A wearable airway supporting device consisting essentially of elastic textile products and a matching set of form-fit mandible projectors, and has portions that encircle the head such that, when combined with a set of form-fit mandible projectors, exert pressure on at least the pterygoideus internus section of the user's mandible so as to apply upwardly, outward pressure on the lower jaw (mandible) in order to stabilize the same while the user is sleeping or unconscious, thereby preventing snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and other airway obstruction caused by the tongue dropping back into the throat and blocking the user's airway. When the elastic members are placed around the front and back of the user's head, the device keeps the user's mandible jutted forward and prevents the tongue from falling back so that air flows through his airway..
07/18/13
20130180528
Implanted tongue pulling device, pull plate, pull line, retractor and method
An implanted tongue pulling device including a pull plate, a pull line, a retractor and a method thereof are provided. The tongue pulling device is implanted in the mandible and tongue of a human body, respectively, for tightening the tongue dorsum and/or the tongue base for treating obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (osahs).
06/13/13
20130146065
Methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, sleep apnea and snoring
Methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, sleep apnea and snoring are disclosed. In some embodiments, a glossal suspension system includes a tissue tensioner that includes a suture loop made of one or more sutures configured to suspend the tongue with at least one portion configured to extend laterally through the tongue, and a securement mechanism configured to be attached to a patient's mandible that includes one more more adjustment assemblies for engaging the one or more sutures and adjusting tension on the suture loop.
05/23/13
20130130199
Apparatus and method for dental seating
An apparatus and method for a consistent and efficient way to seat dental prosthetics in any area of a patient's mouth is disclosed. The present invention comprises an apparatus and method to allow for easy and efficient seating of dental prosthetics by use of an inventive dental seater apparatus (“dental seater”).
05/23/13
20130130195
Mandible position indicator 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 patient by monitoring the relation of the top pantograph to the bottom pantograph during a bite cycle, storing data relating to the actual bite storing patient data including a three-dimensional model including a top teeth model and a bottom teeth model, storing a digital top pantograph model associated with the top pantograph, storing a digital bottom pantograph model associated with the bottom pantograph, digitally pairing the bite data, the top pantograph model and the bottom pantograph model to the patient data, and digitally modeling the bite.. .
05/09/13
20130112208
Dental appliance
The present invention is a dental oral appliance to open the airway for a sleeping individual who suffers with snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. The appliance includes a base to secure the appliance within the mouth for the individual.
05/02/13
20130104903
Chin pivot patient interface device
A patient interface device that includes a body portion comprising a pair of arms and a chin support. A first end portion of each arm in the pair of arms is coupled to an opposite end of the chin support.
04/25/13
20130101962
Denture and method and apparatus of making same
A method for making a denture comprising a base and a plurality of teeth joined thereto. The method comprises forming a first cavity in a block of a denture base material, the first cavity being formed to match the contour of natural teeth as arranged on maxillae or on a mandible; filling the first cavity with a first fluid synthetic tooth material and solidifying the first fluid synthetic tooth material into a first solid synthetic tooth material; removing a portion of the first solid synthetic tooth material to form the plurality of teeth; and removing a portion of the block of denture base material to form the denture base.
04/25/13
20130098373
Oral appliance and methods
The present application discloses an oral appliance, a device for making an oral appliance, a method of making an oral appliance, and a method of using an oral appliance. In certain embodiments, the oral appliance comprises first, second, and third moldable parts.
04/25/13
20130098372
Mandibular advancement device with positive positioning hinge
The invention is an oral appliance for prevention of sleeping problems including snoring, sleep apnea and bruxism, and may also be used to protect the teeth and gums from surgical instruments during surgery. Specifically, the appliance alters the position of the user's mandible, which is known as a method for reducing the restriction of the flow of air through the pharyngeal passageway.
04/18/13
20130092176
Automated tissue retention system
An automated tissue retention system generally comprises an oral appliance retractably coupled to a covering which is secured to an anterior portion of the tongue. Once placed within a subject's mouth, the appliance may be maintained in a closed configuration while the subject's mouth remains closed.
03/28/13
20130074848
Anti-obstructive airway dental orthotic
An anti-obstructive airway dental orthotic is described. The orthotic includes a maxillary retainer and a mandibular retainer releasably attaching to a plurality of teeth of a wearer.
03/21/13
20130072793
Orthodontic, dental, and dentofacial deformity indexing system and method
An index for deciding the necessity of surgically operating on the jaw in orthodontic treatment, an index for deciding disharmony of the maxilla and mandible in dental treatment, and an index for deciding dentofacial deformity. The distance (s−a) between s and a, the distance (s−b) between s and b and the distance (go−me) between go and me are measured by the cephalometric radiography of a patient.
03/07/13
20130056009
Sling-based treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
Slings, kits, and methods useful in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) are described. An exemplary sling comprises a main body extending along a lengthwise axis and having first and second opposing ends, first and second opposing sides, and first and second opposing surfaces.
02/28/13
20130052602
Reverse headgear with neck strap
The reverse headgear with neck strap has: a forehead-cap adapted to engage a patient's forehead; a chin-cap adapted to engage the patient's chin; and a frame interconnecting the forehead-cap and the chin-cap. The frame has side portions extending between the forehead-cap and the chin-cap defining rearward extending loops.
01/10/13
20130011809
Orthognathic planning system and method
An orthognathic planning system applied with at least a dental cast includes an articulator, a detecting device, at least a label module and a data processing device. The dental cast is mounted on the articulator.
01/10/13
20130011808
Mounting method of dental cast
A mounting method of dental cast is disclosed. The mounting method includes the steps of providing an articulator and a.


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