Patents by Inventor Karl Stocks

Karl Stocks 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: 20210077234
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Patent number: 10835355
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SONENDO, INC.
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Patent number: 10617498
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONENDO, INC.
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Publication number: 20200069402
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Publication number: 20190282347
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Publication number: 20190262109
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Patent number: 10039625
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SONENDO, Inc.
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Patent number: 10016263
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SONENDO, INC.
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Patent number: 10010388
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SONENDO, INC.
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Publication number: 20160367346
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Publication number: 20160324600
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Publication number: 20150366634
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Eric Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Publication number: 20150132712
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Patent number: 9025164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for ascertaining material characteristics of an object, in particular optical properties of preferably semi-transparent objects. The aim of the invention is to obtain material characteristics without complex measuring methods. This is achieved in that spectrally resolved data from measured data of the object are calculated with spectrally resolved data of a reference body in order to ascertain the material characteristics, the measured data being ascertained with a confocal 3D measuring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Degudent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Ertl, Raimund Hibst, Karl Stock, Rainer Graser, Michael Zint
  • Patent number: 8753121
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for endodontic treatment of teeth provide effective cleaning of organic material (such as pulp and diseased tissue) from the root canal system. In an embodiment, a compressor system generates high pressure liquid (e.g., water) that flows through an orifice to produce a high-velocity collimated jet of liquid. The high-velocity jet is directed toward a surface of a tooth, for example, an exposed dentinal surface, and impingement of the jet onto the surface generates an acoustic wave that propagates throughout the tooth. The acoustic wave effectively detaches organic material from dentinal surfaces and tubules. The detached organic material is flushed from the root canal system by the liquid jet and/or by additional irrigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sonendo, Inc.
    Inventors: Morteza Gharib, Joshua Adams, Erik Hars, Bjarne Bergheim, Karl Stocks, Lance Doherty
  • Patent number: 8515528
    Abstract: A measuring arrangement and a method for the three-dimensional measurement of at least part of an object includes a light source with a continuous spectrum, a device for generating a multifocal lighting pattern, a lens with a large chromatic aberration for imaging foci of the lighting pattern on the object, a detection unit for generating the wavelength spectrum of the foci that are confocally imaged on the object via the lens, and a spectrum-dispersive device disposed between the confocally imaged foci and the detection device. In order to create a highly accurate surface profile in a relatively short time even in the case of moving objects, the invention proposes that a first hole pattern including first holes be disposed in the plane of the confocally imaged foci, the geometric arrangement of the first holes corresponding to the geometric arrangement of the foci of the multifocal lighting pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Degudent GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Graser, Raimund Hibst, Karl Stock, Michael Zint
  • Patent number: 8477320
    Abstract: Method for measuring the shape of a section of a semi-transparent object such as one section of a tooth, using a light source for generating light with a broadband spectrum in a device for generating a multifocal illumination pattern, a lens with a large chromatic aberration for imaging foci of the illumination pattern onto the object, and a detection device for determining the wavelength spectra of the foci confocally imaged onto the object via the lens, wherein a spectral peak position of each focus is determined from the respective wavelength spectrum, from which position the extent of the object in the direction of the imaging beam (Z coordinate) is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Degudent GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Stock, Michael Zint, Rainer Graser, Raimund Hibst
  • Publication number: 20130157212
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reversibly securing an attachment part to a base part by means of a connecting means which rigidly connects these parts to each other. For this purpose, an adhesive separating material is disposed between the base part and the attachment part, said material losing its adhesive effect reversibly or irreversibly under the effect of electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Raimund Hibst, Ralph G. Luthardt, Karl Stock, Heike Rudolph, Katharina Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20120156636
    Abstract: Method for measuring the shape of a section of a semi-transparent object such as one section of a tooth, using a light source for generating light with a broadband spectrum in a device for generating a multifocal illumination pattern, a lens with a large chromatic aberration for imaging foci of the illumination pattern onto the object, and a detection device for determining the wavelength spectra of the foci confocally imaged onto the object via the lens, wherein a spectral peak position of each focus is determined from the respective wavelength spectrum, from which position the extent of the object in the direction of the imaging beam (Z coordinate) is calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: DeguDent GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Stock, Michael Zint, Rainer Graser, Raimund Hibst
  • Publication number: 20090058581
    Abstract: This invention describes a compact linear moving coil actuator that incorporates a piston bobbin coil assembly that provides a shaft with linear reciprocal movement. Optionally, a rotary motor can be coupled to the shaft to provide rotary reciprocal movement. The piston and bobbin sections of the piston bobbin coil assembly may be integrally formed as a single unitary piece and easily changed in size and/or configuration during manufacture to enable easier and more cost-effective assembly of various actuator sizes and configurations. Additionally, the compact size of the actuator requires less work space and also allows multiple actuators to be positioned next to each for various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Edward A. NEFF, Toan Vu, Karl Stocks, Naoyuki Okada, Andrew Gladoch