Patents by Inventor Bernard Weissman

Bernard Weissman 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: 9345559
    Abstract: An implant system includes an implant and a stabilizer, which includes a manipulation portion for handling and locating the stabilizer, a main body comprising a manipulation channel, and a transverse channel for connecting the stabilizer and an implant, the transverse channel having an axis perpendicular to an axis of the manipulation channel. The implant includes a thread and the transverse channel includes threads for engaging the threads. The system further includes a jig fixture having a first arm and a second arm responsive to a manipulator; the first arm engages the manipulation portion, the second arm for engages the manipulation channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: DENTATUS USA, LTD.
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Publication number: 20150351881
    Abstract: A locking cap for dental implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The locking caps are ovoidal in plan view and may be formed of materials, such as non-adherent polymers, that are rigid, but softer than the material of the dental implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Publication number: 20150140510
    Abstract: A locking cap for dental implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The locking caps are ovoidal in plan view and may be formed of materials, such as non-adherent polymers, that are rigid, but softer than the material of the dental implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Patent number: 8944815
    Abstract: A locking cap for dental implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The locking caps are ovoidal in plan view and may be formed of materials, such as non-adherent polymers, that are rigid, but softer than the material of the dental implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Publication number: 20130316303
    Abstract: A dental implant includes a crown socket; an abutment; and an implant body having a shank that includes a threaded portion and a narrowing portion for increasing an offset distance to a tooth root adjacent to the implant body, the narrowing portion having an absence of threads. In another embodiment, a dental implant includes an implant body having a threaded tip portion distal from the abutment, a shank portion between the tip and the abutment, the shank portion having an unthreaded portion and a threaded portion in one cross-section through the shank portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: DENTATUS USA LTD.
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Publication number: 20130266911
    Abstract: An implant system includes an implant and a stabilizer, which includes a manipulation portion for handling and locating the stabilizer, a main body comprising a manipulation channel, and a transverse channel for connecting the stabilizer and an implant, the transverse channel having an axis perpendicular to an axis of the manipulation channel. The implant includes a thread and the transverse channel includes threads for engaging the threads. The system further includes a jig fixture having a first arm and a second arm responsive to a manipulator; the first arm engages the manipulation portion, the second arm for engages the manipulation channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: DENTATUS USA LTD.
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Publication number: 20110281235
    Abstract: A locking cap for dental implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The locking caps are ovoidal in plan view and may be formed of materials, such as non-adherent polymers, that are rigid, but softer than the material of the dental implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Patent number: 7985071
    Abstract: A locking cap for dental implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The locking caps are ovoidal in plan view and may be formed of materials, such as non-adherent polymers, that are rigid, but softer than the material of the dental implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Publication number: 20110104637
    Abstract: An implant for supporting a prosthetic tooth in an anatomically correct shape of a maxillary and/or mandibular central or lateral incisor includes a post for securing to a mandible of a patient; an abutment; and a socket having a bifurcated stepped shape. The bifurcated stepped shape defines a schematic-anatomical analog to the maxillary and/or mandibular central or lateral incisor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: DENTATUS, USA, LTD.
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Publication number: 20110053112
    Abstract: A dental drill is used for preparing an osteotomy and includes a socket operably received in a hand piece; a shaft for cutting the osteotomy. The shaft has a tip end and bands that have a first and second edge. The second edge is further from the tip end than the first edge. The edges mark an osteotomy depth from a bone or a surgical length from a gingivus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Publication number: 20090029319
    Abstract: A locking cap for dental implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The locking caps are ovoidal in plan view and may be formed of materials, such as non-adherent polymers, that are rigid, but softer than the material of the dental implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Patent number: 7431589
    Abstract: A dental prosthesis foundation capable of being finished or adjusted or repaired and which may be assembled and adjusted to variable jaw ridge sizes, and formed with self-curing hardened resins. The foundation supports prosthetic teeth and is permanently but removably secured to the jaw by implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The dentures can be readily repaired or adjusted for changes in the jaw of the patient, by chairside techniques available to dentists. The foundation can also be adjusted to changes in size and shape of ridges in the jawbones for more comfortable use of the dentures secured on such prostheses, by utilizing spheroidal or ovoidal locking caps preferably initially formed of non-adherent polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Patent number: 7234940
    Abstract: A dental prosthesis foundation capable of being finished or adjusted or repaired and which may be assembled and adjusted to variable jaw ridge sizes, and formed with self-curing hardened resins. The foundation supports prosthetic teeth and is permanently but removably secured to the jaw by implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The dentures can be readily repaired or adjusted for changes in the jaw of the patient, by chairside techniques available to dentists. The foundation can also be adjusted to changes in size and shape of ridges in the jawbones for more comfortable use of the dentures secured on such prostheses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Publication number: 20060269902
    Abstract: A dental prosthesis foundation capable of being finished or adjusted or repaired and which may be assembled and adjusted to variable jaw ridge sizes, and formed with self-curing hardened resins. The foundation supports prosthetic teeth and is permanently but removably secured to the jaw by implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The dentures can be readily repaired or adjusted for changes in the jaw of the patient, by chairside techniques available to dentists. The foundation can also be adjusted to changes in size and shape of ridges in the jawbones for more comfortable use of the dentures secured on such prostheses, by utilizing spheroidal or ovoidal locking caps preferably initially formed of non-adherent polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Publication number: 20040166476
    Abstract: A dental prosthesis foundation capable of being finished or adjusted or repaired and which may be assembled and adjusted to variable jaw ridge sizes, and formed with self-curing hardened resins. The foundation supports prosthetic teeth and is permanently but removably secured to the jaw by implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The dentures can be readily repaired or adjusted for changes in the jaw of the patient, by chairside techniques available to dentists. The foundation can also be adjusted to changes in size and shape of ridges in the jawbones for more comfortable use of the dentures secured on such prostheses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Patent number: 6685473
    Abstract: A chairside prosthesis includes modular components which may be assembled and adjusted to variable ridge sizes, and held together in position with self-curing hardened resin. Such modular components are secured in the bones of the mouth in a relatively short time, which may be adjusted at a later date, and which are adaptable to variations in size and shape of ridges in the bones for more comfortable use of the dentures secured on such prostheses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Publication number: 20020142265
    Abstract: A chairside prosthesis includes modular components which may be assembled and adjusted to variable ridge sizes, and held together in position with self-curing hardened resin. Such modular components are secured in the bones of the mouth in a relatively short time, which may be adjusted at a later date, and which are adaptable to variations in size and shape of ridges in the bones for more comfortable use of the dentures secured on such prostheses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Patent number: 6106290
    Abstract: In a dental hand-piece, a sleeve connected to a dental tool reciprocates in a head. A fixed protrusion from the head engages a groove on the moving sleeve. The groove has portions that are transverse to the axis of reciprocation causing the sleeve to oscillate about the axis during reciprocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Patent number: 5788492
    Abstract: A module useful for forming a foundation for a dental prosthesis, the module including at least one each of (a) a post and (b) an extension unit, the post having a threaded end adapted to anchor the post into rigid dental materials such as tooth stubs or bone matrix, and a second retaining end for engaging the extension unit. The extension unit comprises an engaging end to engage the retaining end of the post, and one or two leaves extending from the engaging end transversely from the post. The engaging end is so sized and shaped as to maintain a sloppy fit with the retaining end of the post. The sloppy fit permits a minor, constrained degree of rotation of the extension unit with respect to the post. At least two such modules can be used to form the foundation for a rigid prosthetic dental bridge; at least one of the extending leaves on each module is so formed as to be capable of coupling with one of the extending leaves on a second such module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Patent number: 5785525
    Abstract: An implant body has a non-round cross sectional shape, for example, ovoidal or rectangular. Lateral surfaces of the implant include threaded portions of a circular cylinder such that the implant, although non-round in cross section, can threadably engage a tapped circular opening in the jawbone leaving lateral spaces. Bone grows into the spaces between implant and the jawbone socket. The implant is shaped similarly to the root structure of a natural tooth and can be oriented, about its longitudinal axis, at any angle relative to the general curvature of the jawbone where the implant is seated. A more natural appearance of the mouth is achieved; prosthetic teeth may be positioned closer together without loss of strength between the implant and the jawbone. A non-round cross section of an implant opening receives an abutment post of corresponding cross section to prevent rotation of the abutment relative to the implant. A cemented connection prevents axial displacement between the abutment and implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman