Patents by Inventor Dan E. Fischer

Dan E. Fischer 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: 11051920
    Abstract: Rotating dental systems and related guards and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments a guard is configured to prevent material from building up on at least a portion of the dental system. In some embodiments the guard is configured to prevent materials from being discharged from the dental system. In some embodiments, the guard is configured to direct the flow of material along a portion of the dental system. Some guards within the scope of this disclosure include bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce S. McLean, Scot N. Andersen, Dan E. Fischer
  • Patent number: 11033374
    Abstract: Non-customized dental treatment trays used to provide a desired treatment are formed from elastomeric silicone or silicone-like material. They may be molded from a two-part liquid silicone composition or a silicone-like TPE material (e.g., preferably SEBS and/or VERSAflex™ thermoplastic elastomer). The dental treatment trays possess high adaptability, flexibility, softness, and elastic elongation while also exhibiting resiliency in order to readily conform to the ridges, depressions and contours of a person's teeth during use. The trays possess a greater ability to adhere to a person's teeth compared to non-elastomeric thermoplastic materials. Due to their high adaptability and conformability, the non-customized dental trays behave like a semi-custom dental tray when placed over conformed to a person's teeth, particularly when used in combination with a sticky, viscous treatment composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul E. Lewis, Scot N. Andersen, Dan E. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20210115254
    Abstract: Oral treatment devices formed from wax-based compositions that are thermally stable when formed into a three-dimensional shape to a temperature of at least 45° C. and plastically deformable at room temperature (25° C.). The wax-based compositions include a wax fraction homogeneously blended with a polymer fraction. The wax fraction includes at least one wax. The polymer fraction includes at least one polymer selected such that, when the wax and polymer are homogeneously blended together, they yield a wax-based composition having the desired properties of thermal stability and plastic deformability. Oral treatment devices are dimensionally stable to a temperature of at least 40° C. without external support and can be plastically deformed in a user's mouth to become at least partially customized to the size and shape of user's unique dentition and/or an appliance in a user's mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Steven B. Johnson, David Lawrence Margetts, Barry Lee Hobson, Jonathan D. Scoville, Neil T. Jessop, Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20210106414
    Abstract: Packaging systems are configured for improving long-term stability of a composition. Packaging systems may include a packaging container defining an enclosed volume. The packaging system may additionally include a removable cover that enables the packaging container to be opened and closed such that the packaging container system includes a sealed or sealable volume to contain a main composition in fluid communication with a sacrificial composition. The main composition may include one or more volatile or gas-releasing materials and the sacrificial material may include a stabilizing component that replaces the at least one volatile or gas-releasing component within the main composition or displaces the at least one volatile or gas-releasing component within the enclosed volume. The sacrificial composition helps maintain stability of the main composition by accelerating equilibrium of vapors or gases within the headspace of the sealed interior volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10913853
    Abstract: Oral treatment devices formed from wax-based compositions that are thermally stable when formed into a three-dimensional shape to a temperature of at least 45° C. and plastically deformable at room temperature (25° C.). The wax-based compositions include a wax fraction homogeneously blended with a polymer fraction. The wax fraction includes at least one wax. The polymer fraction includes at least one polymer selected such that, when the wax and polymer are homogeneously blended together, they yield a wax-based composition having the desired properties of thermal stability and plastic deformability. Oral treatment devices are dimensionally stable to a temperature of at least 40° C. without external support and can be plastically deformed in a user's mouth to become at least partially customized to the size and shape of user's unique dentition and/or an appliance in a user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven B. Johnson, David Lawrence Margetts, Barry Lee Hobson, Jonathan D. Scoville, Neil T. Jessop, Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10874495
    Abstract: Packaging systems are configured for improving long-term stability of a composition. Packaging systems may include a packaging container defining an enclosed volume. The packaging system may additionally include a removable cover that enables the packaging container to be opened and closed such that the packaging container system includes a sealed or sealable volume to contain a main composition in fluid communication with a sacrificial composition. The main composition may include one or more volatile or gas-releasing materials and the sacrificial material may include a stabilizing component that replaces the at least one volatile or gas-releasing component within the main composition or displaces the at least one volatile or gas-releasing component within the enclosed volume. The sacrificial composition helps maintain stability of the main composition by accelerating equilibrium of vapors or gases within the headspace of the sealed interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20200229910
    Abstract: Wax-based compositions for making barrier layers used in oral treatment devices are thermally stable when formed into a flat sheet or three-dimensional article to a temperature of at least 45° C. and are plastically deformable at room temperature (25° C.). The wax-based compositions include a wax fraction homogeneously blended with a polymer fraction. The wax fraction includes at least one wax and the polymer fraction includes at least one polymer selected such that, when the at least one wax and at least one polymer are homogeneously blended together, they yield a wax-based composition having the desired properties of thermal stability and plastic deformability. Barrier layers and oral treatment devices made from such wax-based compositions are dimensionally stable to a temperature of at least 40° C. without external support and can be plastically deformed in a user's mouth to become at least partially customized to the size and shape of user's unique dentition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Steven B. Johnson, David Lawrence Margetts, Barry Lee Hobson, Jonathan D. Scoville, Neil T. Jessop, Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10646318
    Abstract: Wax-based compositions for making barrier layers used in oral treatment devices are thermally stable when formed into a flat sheet or three-dimensional article to a temperature of at least 45° C. and are plastically deformable at room temperature (25° C.). The wax-based compositions include a wax fraction homogeneously blended with a polymer fraction. The wax fraction includes at least one wax and the polymer fraction includes at least one polymer selected such that, when the at least one wax and at least one polymer are homogeneously blended together, they yield a wax-based composition having the desired properties of thermal stability and plastic deformability. Barrier layers in oral treatment devices made from such wax-based compositions are dimensionally stable to a temperature of at least 40° C. without external support and can be plastically deformed in a user's mouth to become at least partially customized to the size and shape of user's unique dentition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven B. Johnson, David Lawrence Margetts, Barry Lee Hobson, Jonathan D. Scoville, Neil T. Jessop, Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10517813
    Abstract: Methods for use in selectively conditioning and remineralizing teeth. An exemplary method comprises the steps of applying a conditioning composition to one or more of a person's teeth, and separately applying a remineralizing composition to the person's teeth. The conditioning composition includes a conditioning agent, and the remineralizing composition includes a remineralizing agent comprising calcium ions and/or fluoride ions. The conditioning composition may be applied prior to or after application of the remineralizing composition. In one embodiment, both the conditioning composition and the remineralizing composition include different remineralizing ions (e.g., one including calcium, one including fluoride).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan E. Fischer, Peter M. Allred
  • Publication number: 20180256301
    Abstract: Rotating dental systems and related guards and methods are disclosed. In some instances a guard may be configured to prevent material from building up on at least a portion of the dental system. The guard may be configured to prevent materials from being discharged from the dental system. In some embodiments, the guard may also be configured to direct the flow of material along a portion of the dental system. Some guards within the scope of this disclosure comprise bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce S. McLean, Scot N. Andersen, Dan E. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20180228586
    Abstract: Non-customized dental treatment trays used to provide a desired treatment are formed from elastomeric silicone or silicone-like material. They may be molded from a two-part liquid silicone composition or a silicone-like TPE material (e.g., preferably SEBS and/or VERSAflex thermoplastic elastomer). The dental treatment trays possess high adaptability, flexibility, softness, and elastic elongation while also exhibiting resiliency in order to readily conform to the ridges, depressions and contours of a person's teeth during use. The trays possess a greater ability to adhere to a person's teeth compared to non-elastomeric thermoplastic materials. Due to their high adaptability and conformability, the non-customized dental trays behave like a semi-custom dental tray when placed over conformed to a person's teeth, particularly when used in combination with a sticky, viscous treatment composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Paul E. Lewis, Scot N. Andersen, Dan E. Fischer
  • Patent number: 9949809
    Abstract: Non-customized dental treatment trays used to provide a desired treatment are formed from elastomeric silicone or silicone-like material. They may be molded from a two-part liquid silicone composition or a silicone-like TPE material (e.g., preferably SEBS and/or VERSAFLEX™ thermoplastic elastomer). The dental treatment trays possess high adaptability, flexibility, softness, and elastic elongation while also exhibiting resiliency in order to readily conform to the ridges, depressions and contours of a person's teeth during use. The trays possess a greater ability to adhere to a person's teeth compared to non-elastomeric thermoplastic materials. Due to their high adaptability and conformability, the non-customized dental trays behave like a semi-custom dental tray when placed over conformed to a person's teeth, particularly when used in combination with a sticky, viscous treatment composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Lewis, Scot N. Andersen, Dan E. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20170290761
    Abstract: Methods for use in selectively conditioning and remineralizing teeth. An exemplary method comprises the steps of applying a conditioning composition to one or more of a person's teeth, and separately applying a remineralizing composition to the person's teeth. The conditioning composition includes a conditioning agent, and the remineralizing composition includes a remineralizing agent comprising calcium ions and/or fluoride ions. The conditioning composition may be applied prior to or after application of the remineralizing composition. In one embodiment, both the conditioning composition and the remineralizing composition include different remineralizing ions (e.g., one including calcium, one including fluoride).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Dan E. Fischer, Peter M. Allred
  • Publication number: 20170239151
    Abstract: Methods for use in selectively conditioning and remineralizing teeth. An exemplary method comprises the steps of applying a conditioning composition to one or more of a person's teeth, and separately applying a remineralizing composition to the person's teeth. The conditioning composition includes a conditioning agent, and the remineralizing composition includes a remineralizing agent comprising calcium ions and/or fluoride ions. The conditioning composition may be applied prior to or after application of the remineralizing composition. In one embodiment, both the conditioning composition and the remineralizing composition include different remineralizing ions (e.g., one including calcium, one including fluoride).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Dan E. Fischer, Peter M. Allred
  • Patent number: 9717577
    Abstract: A non-custom dental treatment device includes a moisture-resistant barrier layer that is flexible so as to conform to a plurality of differently-sized and shaped dental arches during use. The moisture-resistant barrier layer comprised of wax, paraffin wax and/or polyolefin. The dental treatment device also includes a substantially solid dental treatment composition adapted so as to be initially substantially dry to the touch and so as to become sticky and adhesive to dental tissue when moistened. The substantially solid dental treatment composition includes at least one tissue adhesion agent and at least one active agent, such as a dental bleaching agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce S. McLean, Dan E. Fischer, Peter M. Allred
  • Patent number: 9717661
    Abstract: Methods for use in selectively conditioning and remineralizing teeth. An exemplary method comprises the steps of applying a conditioning composition to one or more of a person's teeth, and separately applying a remineralizing composition to the person's teeth. The conditioning composition includes a conditioning agent, and the remineralizing composition includes a remineralizing agent comprising calcium ions and/or fluoride ions. The conditioning composition may be applied prior to or after application of the remineralizing composition. In one embodiment, both the conditioning composition and the remineralizing composition include different remineralizing ions (e.g., one including calcium, one including fluoride).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan E. Fischer, Peter M. Allred
  • Publication number: 20170020643
    Abstract: A non-custom dental treatment device includes a moisture-resistant barrier layer that is flexible so as to conform to a plurality of differently-sized and shaped dental arches during use. The moisture-resistant barrier layer comprised of wax, paraffin wax and/or polyolefin. The dental treatment device also includes a substantially solid dental treatment composition adapted so as to be initially substantially dry to the touch and so as to become sticky and adhesive to dental tissue when moistened. The substantially solid dental treatment composition includes at least one tissue adhesion agent and at least one active agent, such as a dental bleaching agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce S. McLean, Dan E. Fischer, Peter M. Allred
  • Publication number: 20170014212
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing a denture including providing a cavity having a plurality of wells formed therein for receiving denture teeth, inserting denture teeth into the wells so that distal coronal aspects face into the wells, positioning the cavity over a core to form a molding void therebetween, in which the exposed proximal aspects of the denture teeth are in the molding void, and introducing a molding material into the molding void to envelope the proximal aspects of the denture teeth and form a denture base upon at least partial setting of the molding material. Once set, the denture base with denture teeth retained therein may be removed from the cavity and core. Using such methods, a kit of differently sized prefabricated dentures in which the denture bases comprise a plastically deformable material may be provided, an appropriate denture selected, and semi-customized to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan E. Fischer
  • Patent number: D820985
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce S. McLean, Wade Cannon, Dan E. Fischer
  • Patent number: D883492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade Cannon, Bruce S. McLean, Dan E. Fischer