Patents by Inventor Aldo Macchi

Aldo Macchi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9867678
    Abstract: An orthodontic bracket is disclosed having three archwire retention channels in the mesial-distal directions, a central channel and two side channels. The two side channels each include a pair of spaced apart inverted archwire retaining regions having a recess that opens generally towards the bracket base. Each such recess is for grasping or holding an archwire therein. Each of the side channels has an archwire retaining ridge extending gingivally-occlusally along the adjacent side of the bracket base between the two retaining regions of the channel. For each channel, its retaining ridge exerts a force on a portion of an archwire facing away from the archwire portion residing in the recesses of the retaining regions of the channel. The force on the archwire is directed toward the interiors of the recesses of the retaining regions for assisting in seating the archwire in the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: RMO, Inc.
    Inventor: Aldo Macchi
  • Publication number: 20160008099
    Abstract: An orthodontic bracket is disclosed having three archwire retention channels in the mesial-distal directions, a central channel and two side channels. The two side channels each include a pair of spaced apart inverted archwire retaining regions having a recess that opens generally towards the bracket base. Each such recess is for grasping or holding an archwire therein. Each of the side channels has an archwire retaining ridge extending gingivally-occlusally along the adjacent side of the bracket base between the two retaining regions of the channel. For each channel, its retaining ridge exerts a force on a portion of an archwire facing away from the archwire portion residing in the recesses of the retaining regions of the channel. The force on the archwire is directed toward the interiors of the recesses of the retaining regions for assisting in seating the archwire in the recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventor: Aldo Macchi
  • Patent number: 8979528
    Abstract: An orthodontic bracket is disclosed having three archwire retention channels in the mesial-distal directions, a central channel and two side channels. The two side channels each include a pair of spaced apart inverted archwire retaining regions having a recess that opens generally towards the bracket base. Each such recess is for grasping or holding an archwire therein. Other aspects are directed to a self ligating orthodontic bracket system that includes a rotatable member for securing an archwire within a slot of a bracket; embodiments that include an orthodontic appliance and method of producing and using the same, and preferably employed in a lingual orthodontic system, that includes friction reducing features between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire placed within the archwire slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Aldo Macchi, Jeffrey Allen Smith, Nam Trinh, Dennis Dupray, Christophe Gualano, Leon W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20130309625
    Abstract: An orthodontic bracket is disclosed having three archwire retention channels in the mesial-distal directions, a central channel and two side channels. The two side channels each include a pair of spaced apart inverted archwire retaining regions having a recess that opens generally towards the bracket base. Each such recess is for grasping or holding an archwire therein. Other aspects are directed to a self ligating orthodontic bracket system that includes a rotatable member for securing an archwire within a slot of a bracket; embodiments that include an orthodontic appliance and method of producing and using the same, and preferably employed in a lingual orthodontic system, that includes friction reducing features between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire placed within the archwire slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Aldo Macchi, Jeffrey Allen Smith, Nam Trinh, Dennis Dupray, Christophe Gualano, Leon W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20130309624
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, at least in part, to a self ligating orthodontic bracket system that includes a rotatable member for securing an archwire within a slot of a bracket. Embodiments of the orthodontic bracket system disclosed herein include a bracket body containing the archwire slot as well as tie wings for attaching various orthodontic devices (e.g., elastomeric bands) to the bracket. The rotatable member is rotatable in a first direction (e.g., counter clockwise) relative to a body of the bracket for securing or locking the archwire within the slot, and for rotating in an opposite direction (e.g., a clockwise direction) relative to the bracket body for unsecuring or unlocking the archwire so that it is substantially unrestrained from exiting the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Smith, Nam Trinh, Dennis Dupray, Christophe Gualano, Leon W. Laub, Aldo Macchi
  • Patent number: 8485816
    Abstract: An orthodontic bracket is disclosed having three archwire retention channels in the mesial-distal directions, a central channel and two side channels. The two side channels each include a pair of spaced apart inverted archwire retaining regions having a recess that opens generally towards the bracket base. Each such recess is for grasping or holding an archwire therein. Each of the side channels has an archwire retaining ridge extending gingivally-occlusally along the adjacent side of the bracket base between the two retaining regions of the channel. For each channel, its retaining ridge exerts a force on a portion of an archwire facing away from the archwire portion residing in the recesses of the retaining regions of the channel. The force on the archwire is directed toward the interiors of the recesses of the retaining regions for assisting in seating the archwire in the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: RMO, Inc.
    Inventor: Aldo Macchi
  • Publication number: 20100233644
    Abstract: An orthodontic bracket is disclosed having three archwire retention channels in the mesial-distal directions, a central channel and two side channels. The two side channels each include a pair of spaced apart inverted archwire retaining regions having a recess that opens generally towards the bracket base. Each such recess is for grasping or holding an archwire therein. Each of the side channels has an archwire retaining ridge extending gingivally-occlusally along the adjacent side of the bracket base between the two retaining regions of the channel. For each channel, its retaining ridge exerts a force on a portion of an archwire facing away from the archwire portion residing in the recesses of the retaining regions of the channel. The force on the archwire is directed toward the interiors of the recesses of the retaining regions for assisting in seating the archwire in the recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: RMO, Inc.
    Inventor: Aldo Macchi
  • Patent number: 7074037
    Abstract: A bracket for orthodontic appliances comprises a plate-like base (10), first support means (20) mounted on the base (10) and defining a first housing (25) for a first archwire (30), and second support means (40) mounted on the base (10) and defining a second housing (45) for a second archwire (31). The bracket (1) further has a concave portion (64) defining an auxiliary housing for a pin (32) positioned transversely of the first and second archwires (30, 31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Inventor: Aldo Macchi
  • Publication number: 20060019212
    Abstract: A bracket for orthodontic appliances comprises a plate-like base (10), first support means (20) mounted on the base (10) and defining a first housing (25) for a first archwire (30), and second support means (40) mounted on the base (10) and defining a second housing (45) for a second archwire (31). The bracket (1) further has a concave portion (64) defining an auxiliary housing for a pin (32) positioned transversely of the first and second archwires (30, 31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventor: Aldo Macchi