Patents Examined by Nicholas D. Lucchesi
  • Patent number: 10660423
    Abstract: Described herein is a cosmetic system for applying a cosmetic composition including a cosmetic applicator and a cosmetic composition, where the cosmetic applicator includes a container configured to store the cosmetic composition, an applicator head having a non-linear shape with a proximal end and a distal end, and a slit along an axis of the applicator head, the distal end connected to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: L'ORÉAL
    Inventors: Christine Marie Crane, Anke Hadasch, Zachary John Mahoney, William Blake Soeters, Rolando Gorostiza
  • Patent number: 10653585
    Abstract: A palladium-based alloy having a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of about 12.0 to about 13.0 and having one or more of the following additive metals: platinum, gallium, chromium, molybdenum, tin, silicon, ruthenium, rhenium, indium, tungsten, niobium, boron and lithium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
    Inventors: Tridib Dasgupta, George Tysowsky
  • Patent number: 10646414
    Abstract: The invention provides a personal cleansing composition having an aqueous continuous phase including cleansing surfactant and a solubilised hydrocarbon oil having a kinematic viscosity of 1 to 35 cSt at 40° C. and a specific gravity of 0.76 to 0.87 at 25° C.; in which the hydrocarbon oil is solubilised in wormlike micelles in the aqueous continuous phase by means of a linker molecule and an inorganic electrolyte; in which the linker molecule is selected from one or more compounds of formula: R(X)n, in which R is a C6 to C14 mono-, di- or trivalent saturated aliphatic or an aromatic hydrocarbyl group, n is 1 to 3 and each X is independently selected from —OH and —COOH; and in which the level of hydrocarbon oil in the composition ranges from 0.8 to 1.5% by weight based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Arijit Bera, Kelvin Brian Dickinson, Richa Sureshchand Goyal, Joseph Muscat, Paul Stephen Whitehead, Sally Elizabeth Wood
  • Patent number: 10646313
    Abstract: The present invention provides dental amalgam recycling systems, useful for recycling particles from a dental liquid effluent drawn, for example, from a suctioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Solmetex, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas Mozzicato, Richard Goulston, Robin Schofield, Michael Toole
  • Patent number: 10646308
    Abstract: An orthodontic distractor includes two rods connected so as to be spread apart are brought together at either end. Also, a first coupling assembly is configured to couple the first rod to a bicuspid and a molar tooth of a patient and a second coupling assembly is configured to couple the second rod to a bicuspid and a molar tooth of a patient. Also, the first coupling assembly includes first extension arms attached to the first rod so as to permit adjustment of a vertical angle between said first rod and said first extension arms, and the second coupling assembly comprises second extension arms coupled to the second rod, so as to permit adjustment of a vertical angle between said first rod and said first extension arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Yousefian
  • Patent number: 10639223
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dental instrument bridge for holding a plurality of dental instruments. The dental instrument bridge comprises: a instrument holder configured to hold at least a first dental instrument; and a display for displaying information related to a dental treatment. The display has a first covered portion. The first covered portion being at least partly covered for a user when the first instrument is arranged in the instrument holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: XO CARE A/S
    Inventors: Leif K. Sorensen, Peter V. Sorensen, Torben Hansen, Michael G. Nielsen, Tom Kristensen, Rasmus Bunkenborg
  • Patent number: 10631959
    Abstract: A retainerless orthodontic dental implant system for positioning the mandible forward relative to the maxilla and for facilitating optimal airflow during sleep and a method of using such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Todd E. Shatkin
  • Patent number: 10631611
    Abstract: An applicator apparatus is adapted to individually and sequentially apply one or more hair bands to strands of hair. The applicator apparatus incorporates first and second band lifters which undergo a sequence of movements to engage hair bands supported by a band cartridge and advance the hair bands along the band cartridge for release on the strands of hair. The band cartridge supports the hair bands in spaced relation for sequential engagement of individual hair bands and maneuvering by the first and second hair band lifters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Hon Hung Joseph Chan
  • Patent number: 10624719
    Abstract: A cover device formed of a plastic or similar composition is structured for removable attachment over a bracket of an orthodontic appliance and includes a main plate with an outer front face, and top and bottom claws integrally formed with the main plate, curling behind the main plate, and each terminating at distal ends in spaced, opposing relation to each other behind the main plate. The main plate is bowed outwardly from top to bottom to allow the claws to flex away from each other and snap over the bracket upon application of inward pressure on the front face while the claws are pressed against the bracket, to thereby attach the cover to the bracket, with the bracket concealed from view behind the cover device. The front face may include an ornamental design. In another embodiment, the cover device includes a bottom tab for cooperating engagement with a removal tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Darling, Janis Darling
  • Patent number: 10624723
    Abstract: A kit (1) for preparing a dental prosthesis, having a master model (2) manufactured by means of an additive technology using an arrangement of material in successive layers (3), such as 3D printing, and having a fixing screw (4) with an outer thread (4a) intended to removably fix a dental prosthesis element on the master model (2). The master model (2) has at least one reference surface intended to receive the dental prosthesis element bearing thereon, said reference surface being produced during the manufacture of the master model (2) by additive technology. The master model (2) has at least one threaded, cavity (6), of which the inner thread (6a), intended to receive said fixing screw (4) by screwing, is produced during the manufacture of the master model (2) by additive technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ANTHOGYR
    Inventors: Benoît Blum, Alexis Dupasquier, Hervé Richard
  • Patent number: 10624435
    Abstract: A curling iron contains: a body, a fitting sleeve, a plug, and multiple clampers. The body includes multiple rolling ribs arranged in a stepped shape and includes two stop portions. Two opposing rolling ribs on two peripheral sides of the body respectively do not flush with each other and are separated. The body also includes an orifice and a hollow portion, wherein the hollow portion has two retaining slots. The fitting sleeve includes two locking portions corresponding to the two retaining slots of the body. A diameter of the plug is equal to that of the orifice of the body, each of the multiple clampers includes a fixing portion and a clamping portion, and the fitting sleeve is fitted into the hollow portion of the body. The plug is accommodated in the orifice of the body, and each clamper clamps the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Chin-Chun Yu
  • Patent number: 10617493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detachable implant-coupling prosthesis, and more specifically to a detachable implant-coupling prosthesis which enables an implant and a coupling prosthesis to be easily coupled to each other and can be easily coupled to and separated from each other during revision and re-placement. According to the present invention, via the unique distinguishing structure capable of achieving easy coupling without using a screw fastening method screw fastening method, loosening and fracture do not occur, and an aesthetic effect and durability can be prevented from being degraded because it is not necessary to form a hole in a tooth. Furthermore, the coupling prosthesis can be easily separated without destructing a tooth when a problem occurs after the placement of an implant, and thus effects arise in that the inconvenience of a patient can be mitigated and cost can be reduced during the treatment of inflammation or periodontitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: JEJU DENTIST CREDIT UNION
    Inventors: Heejin Chae, Yunja Kim
  • Patent number: 10617495
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental milling block (1) comprising a dental article (2) having an outer surface, the dental article having been produced based on personalized data, wherein the outer surface of the dental article is at least partially covered with a surrounding material. The invention further relates to a process of producing a dental milling block, the process comprising the steps of: ?a) providing a personalized Data Set C containing geometry data of the dental article and colour data related to said geometry data, ?b) generating a layer of hardenable material on a surface, ?c) applying a colour agent to the layer of hardenable material of step b), wherein the colour agent is applied to at least some regions of those areas of the layer of hardenable material which are related to the geometry data of the dental article, ?d) consolidating the result obtained in step c) thereby obtaining an at least partially hardened layer of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Malte Korten, Helmar Mayr, Gallus Schechner, Christoph Thalacker, Karsten Dede, Michael Jahns
  • Patent number: 10617788
    Abstract: The invention herein relates to the field of attaching and securing manmade material onto or into bone in correcting bone defects by implanting stress-bearing bone replacements. In particular, the invention relates to applying a coating of collagen securely onto the implant to ensure the collagen material will not be removed from the implant during installation, such as screwing the anchor into the bone. This addresses the removal of the coatings by the scraping action of the bone on the soft collagen. In the past, it has not been possible to provide adequate adhesive strength to the bone collagen/implant interface or the cohesive force of the collagen itself to prevent the removal of the coating by the abrasive action between bone and known implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: McCoy Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Annick F McCoy
  • Patent number: 10609976
    Abstract: A quick wearing tool for a pair of magnetic eyelashes members, which includes a handle, a clip unit, an upper clip plate connected to a top end of the clip unit; and a lower clip plate moveable connected to the handle allowing upward and downward movement. The two clip plates have a magnetic polarity opposite to the magnetic eyelashes members, are made of iron materials or magnetic materials for forming a magnetic loop with the magnetic eyelashes members. The magnetic properties of the two clip plates are lower than that of the magnetic eyelashes members, therefore the magnetic eyelashes members are pre-loaded onto the two clip plates through magnetic attraction and then detached from the two clip plates to secure into position on real eyelashes by attraction between the two eyelashes members when the lower clip plate is moved upward towards the upper clip plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Liwen Zhao
  • Patent number: 10609999
    Abstract: A hair elastic accessory with a first member comprising magnetic material and a structure that is constructed and arranged to releasably grip a hair elastic. There is a second member comprising magnetic material. The first and second members are adapted to be releasably magnetically coupled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Pretty Empowered LLC
    Inventors: Amy S. Beck, Neal Lackritz
  • Patent number: 10610335
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a tray for receiving a mouldable element and for insertion into a user's mouth to allow the user to apply a biting force to the mouldable element to provide an impression of the user's teeth, the tray comprising: opposed sidewalls extending from a base, wherein at least one of the opposed sidewalls is configured to move inwards when the user applies a biting force to the mouldable element received by the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: OPRO International Limited
    Inventor: Anthony Lovat
  • Patent number: 10609998
    Abstract: The automatic hair braiding device disclosed herein, when laid against an individual's head over a sectioned portion of hair, can further section and segregate the hair into smaller sections of a specific width automatically. The braiding device will be able to combine additional hair, synthetic or human, that is already pre-fed into the machine to the individual's sectioned hair and braid the individual's hair with integrated hair to the desired length simultaneously. The device will possess a safety feature that can sense hair tension while segregating and braiding hair to minimize hair breakage and notify the user if any added hair is not properly loaded or secured within the device before braiding begins. The device will have the ability to automatically shut off if hair should become tangled during any phase of the braiding process. The device will have the ability to program hair sectioning and braid size through computer software capability and mobile phone Bluetooth application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Edward Callis, Jr., Maria Anita Richardson-Callis
  • Patent number: 10603141
    Abstract: A dental implant is described and includes a threaded coronal portion having a top hollow part with a cavity and an opening in a top portion of the hollow part, wherein the top hollow part is defined by sacrificial walls of the coronal portion, wherein a width of the cavity and the opening allows insertion of a cutting element of a dental saw into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Ilia Musheev
  • Patent number: 10595962
    Abstract: An ultrasonic root end retro-preparation endodontic apical surgical instrument. The instrument has a double-angled shape with a length of between about 1-2 in (2.5-5.1 mm), and is made of a metal which safely and effectively propagates ultrasonic energy from a base segment to a bent distal tip with a length of between about 0.08-0.15 in (0.20-0.38 mm). The instrument includes a swivel segment that permits rotation of the bent distal tip of up to 360°. By allowing the bent distal tip to be swiveled, the instrument may be used for all quadrants, anterior and posterior teeth without switching out the instrument for another one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HAN INSTRUMENTS, LLC
    Inventor: David C. Han