Patents by Inventor Bryce Way

Bryce Way 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).

  • Publication number: 20190099241
    Abstract: A dental device includes a mouthpiece configured to sit against an orthodontic aligner on a patient's teeth and a motor connected to the mouthpiece. The motor is configured to vibrate the mouthpiece at a frequency between 60 Hz and 130 Hz such that the mouthpiece places an axial vibratory force on the orthodontic aligner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Advanced Orthodontics And Education Association, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A. WAY, Richard JOHNSON, Phillip ABATELLI, Amin Hadi MIRZAAGHAEIAN, James SIEG, Christopher U. PHAN, Jonathan L. NICOZISIS
  • Patent number: 10245122
    Abstract: A method of increasing movement of a tooth in a jaw having at least one tooth with an orthodontic brace thereon includes: (1) holding a handle of a device, the device having an elongate member extending from the handle and a screw tip at a distal end of the elongate member; (2) moving a sleeve along the elongate member to set a length of exposed screw tip; (3) locking the sleeve in place relative to the screw tip; (4) drilling a hole with the screw tip through a cortical bone of a jaw to increase movement of the tooth; and (5) stopping the drilling when the length of exposed screw tip has penetrated the jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Orthodontics and Education Association, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A. Way, Christopher U. Phan, Dana Leigh Gelman Keiles, Richard Johnson, Phillip Abatelli
  • Publication number: 20180360565
    Abstract: A method of growing bone or maintaining orthodontic tooth movement provides a dental device which includes a mouthpiece configured to sit against occlusal surfaces of a patient's teeth and a motor connected to the mouthpiece. The motor is configured to vibrate at a predetermined frequency or acceleration. The method focuses on detecting and measuring the frequency or acceleration at or near the patient's teeth and adjusting the vibration to match the predetermined frequency or acceleration in a feedback loop mechanism mediated by the dental device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Advanced Orthodontics and Education Association, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A. WAY, Christopher U. PHAN, Dana Leigh GELMAN KEILES, Richard JOHNSON, Phillip ABATELLI, Amin Hadi MIRZAAGHAEIAN
  • Patent number: 10085822
    Abstract: A dental device includes a mouthpiece configured to sit against occlusal surfaces of a patient's teeth and a motor connected to the mouthpiece. The motor is configured to vibrate the mouthpiece at a frequency between 60 and 120 Hz and an acceleration between 0.03 G and 0.06 G such that the mouthpiece places an axial vibratory force on the occlusal surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS AND EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A. Way, Christopher U. Phan, Dana Leigh Gelman Keiles, Richard Johnson, Phillip Abatelli, Amin Hadi Mirzaaghaeian
  • Publication number: 20180185119
    Abstract: A dental device includes a mouthpiece configured to sit against occlusal surfaces of a patient's teeth and a motor connected to the mouthpiece. The motor is configured to vibrate the mouthpiece at a frequency between 60 and 120 Hz and an acceleration between 0.03 G and 0.06 G such that the mouthpiece places an axial vibratory force on the occlusal surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Advanced Orthodontics and Education Association, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A. Way, Christopher U. PHAN, Dana Leigh GELMAN KEILES, Richard JOHNSON, Phillip ABATELLI, Amin Hadi MIRZAAGHAEIAN
  • Publication number: 20180140383
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to devices and methods for stimulating cell proliferation. In one implementation, a method for increasing cell proliferation is provided. The method includes providing a vibrational dental device configured to vibrate at a frequency higher than about 60 Hz. The method also includes mechanically stimulating, using the vibrational dental device, cells for a treatment period of less than about 10 to 20 minutes daily. The method may further include generating a peak acceleration magnitude in the horizontal direction substantially greater than that in the vertical direction. The number of the cells at the end of the period of time is increased. The cells may include at least one of human osteoblasts and fibroblasts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Advanced Orthodontics and Education Association, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Johnson, Bryce A. Way
  • Publication number: 20180078339
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to devices and methods for stimulating cell proliferation. In one implementation, a method for increasing cell proliferation is provided. The method includes providing a vibrational dental device configured to vibrate at a frequency higher than about 80 Hz. The method also includes mechanically stimulating, using the vibrational dental device, cells for less than about 20 minutes daily over a period of time. The number of the cells at the end of the period of time is increased. The cells may include one of human osteoblasts and fibroblasts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Advanced Orthodontics And Education Association, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Johnson, Bryce A. Way
  • Publication number: 20180078338
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to devices and methods for accelerating tooth movement during dear aligner treatment with vibration. According to various implementations, a vibrational dental device configured to vibrate at a frequency of about 120 Hz may be obtained. Subjects undergoing clear aligner treatment may be treated for less than about twenty minutes daily with the exemplary vibrational dental device. The duration of clear aligner treatment and the rate between changing aligners may be significantly decreased by the vibration, while tracking quality may be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Bryce A. WAY, Richard JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20180078337
    Abstract: A method and device for reducing oral discomfort in a mouth of a user using high frequency vibration (HFV) includes placing a proximal end of a mouthpiece intraorally into vibrational contact with a dentition of the user, activating a vibration unit so as to deliver vibration at a frequency higher than about 80 Hz to the dentition of the user, and removing the vibration unit after about 5 minutes, wherein oral discomfort is reduced compared to a time before activating the vibration unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Advanced Orthodontics and Education Association, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A. WAY, Richard JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 9814547
    Abstract: A method of increasing movement of a tooth in a jaw having at least one tooth with an orthodontic brace thereon includes: (1) holding a handle of a device, the device having an elongate member extending from the handle and a screw tip at a distal end of the elongate member; (2) moving a sleeve along the elongate member to set a length of exposed screw tip; (3) locking the sleeve in place relative to the screw tip; (4) drilling a hole with the screw tip through a cortical bone of a jaw to increase movement of the tooth; and (5) stopping the drilling when the length of exposed screw tip has penetrated the jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Propel Orthodontics, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A. Way, Christopher U. Phan, Dana Leigh Gelman Keiles, Richard Johnson, Phillip Abatelli
  • Publication number: 20170304029
    Abstract: A method of increasing movement of a tooth in a jaw having at least one tooth with an orthodontic brace thereon includes: (1) holding a handle of a device, the device having an elongate member extending from the handle and a screw tip at a distal end of the elongate member; (2) moving a sleeve along the elongate member to set a length of exposed screw tip; (3) locking the sleeve in place relative to the screw tip; (4) drilling a hole with the screw tip through a cortical bone of a jaw to increase movement of the tooth; and (5) stopping the drilling when the length of exposed screw tip has penetrated the jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Bryce A. Way, Christopher U. PHAN, Dana Leigh GELMAN KEILES, Richard JOHNSON, Phillip ABATELLI
  • Publication number: 20170252140
    Abstract: A dental usage monitoring system having a dental appliance, a sensor unit having at least one sensor attached to the dental appliance, a power supply attached to the dental appliance, and an analyzer. The at least one sensor attached to the dental appliance is configured to collect data related to usage of the dental appliance. An analyzer in communication with the sensor and is configured to determine usage of the dental appliance based upon the collected data. The dental usage monitoring system can include a base module configured to receive collected data, transmit data to the analyzer, and recharge the sensor unit. The base module can be further configured to calibrate the collected data. The sensor unit can be embedded in the dental appliance or coupled to the dental appliance. The sensor unit may be encased in a protective coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Shaun P. MURPHY, Charles E. MURPHY, Bryce A. WAY, Richard JOHNSON, Amin H. MIRZAAGHAEIAN
  • Patent number: D797941
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Orthodontics And Education Association, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A. Way, Richard Johnson, Amin Hadi Mirzaaghaeian
  • Patent number: D798458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Orthodontics and Education Association, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A Way, Richard Johnson
  • Patent number: D811095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Orthodontics and Education Association, LLC
    Inventor: Bryce A Way
  • Patent number: D812913
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Orthodontics and Education Association, LLC
    Inventor: Bryce A Way
  • Patent number: D815960
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS AND EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A Way, Richard Johnson
  • Patent number: D817781
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS AND EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A Way, Richard Johnson
  • Patent number: D820458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Orthodontics and Education Association, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce A. Way, Richard Johnson
  • Patent number: D839435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Orthodontics and Education Association, LLC
    Inventor: Bryce A Way