Abstract: A one-piece, screw-receiving, externally-threaded endosseous dental implant includes a body portion with external threading and, at its proximal end, an unthreaded, cylindrical portion including a retentive groove for engaging a complementary transfer component or comfort cap; a one-or two-piece screw-receiving implant abutment for attachment to a one or two-piece implant, including a retentive groove for engaging a complementary transfer component or comfort cap; and a fixture mount for insertion in a one-piece implant, that can be sectioned with the distal end used to extend the implant height.
Abstract: A scanning probe microscope in which the probe is oscillated at a frequency lower than its resonant frequency, a force sensor that is sensitive to the bending of the cantilever and minimally sensitive to the oscillation is used to measure tip-sample interaction force. The sensor signal is then converted to a force gradient signal by electronics. The gradient signal is kept constant by a feedback mechanism as the tip is scanned across the surface of a sample, and force and topographical information are mapped.
Abstract: Combination is disclosed for deriving and displaying the full complement of nine dynamic parameters associated with a mechanical motion transmission system; the parameters comprise: (1) angular displacement, (2) angular velocity, (3) angular acceleration, (4) moment of force (i.e. torque), (5) kinetic energy, (6) work, (7) power, (8) momentum and (9) impulse. Quasi-instantaneous, absolute measurements are derived from elapsed-time measurements between successive sensing of fixed, equal, position events such as electric pulses generated by an incremental shaft encoder. The parameters are displayed on the X and Y axes of a Cartesian or other suitable graph where the X-axis (i.e. the independent axis) indicates the angular displacement of the encoder expressed as a succession of fixed, equal position events in the units of radians. The Y-axis (i.e. the dependent axis) indicates the absolute value of the parameters.
Abstract: A rod of etchable core glass material is inserted within a lead glass sleeve and heated in a furnace to drawing temperature and drawn from the furnace into a fiber. The lower end of the glass sleeve is collapsed around the core glass, thereby sealing the sleeve to the core rod. A vacuum is drawn on the space between the rod and the sleeve while in the furnace for outgassing the rod and sleeve and for eliminating gas tending to be trapped between the core fiber and its sleeve. In a subsequent step, a multitude of such glass fibers are assembled in a bundle, inserted within an evacuable glass sleeve, and heated to the softening point while drawing a vacuum on the bundle of fibers and the interior of the sleeve for further outgassing of the fibers. While the assembly is in the furnace, the exterior of the sleeve is pressurized to fuse the assembly of glass fibers together and to the sleeve to form a final boule which is subsequently transversely sliced to form plates which are etched to remove the core glass.