Patents by Inventor Urban Nilsson

Urban Nilsson 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: 10398539
    Abstract: A method of aligning a virtual model of an upper jaw (502) and a virtual model of a lower jaw (504) in a bite position includes matching first facial surfaces (520b) of a virtual model of a side impression (506) with facial surfaces (520a) of the virtual model of the upper jaw (502) and matching second facial surfaces (521b) of a virtual model of a side impression (506) with facial surfaces (521a) of the virtual model of the lower jaw (504). At least a portion of the first facial surfaces (520b) of the virtual model of the side impression (506) are the same as the facial surfaces (520a) of the virtual model of the upper jaw (502). At least a portion of the second facial surfaces (521b) of the virtual model of the side impression (506) are the same as the facial surfaces (521a) of the virtual model of the lower jaw (504).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventor: Urban Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10022206
    Abstract: A method, system, and dental prosthesis are provided to facilitate simulation of the natural appearance of teeth. The prosthesis can be formed to include a component to which an aesthetic coating, such as a coloring or tint, can be applied. Further, the prosthesis can include a porcelain coating disposed on the outer surface thereof, and on top of the aesthetic coating, such that the aesthetic coating can be visible through the porcelain coating of the prosthesis. During production, the crown can be coated with a metal and/or ceramic powder by means of a powder printer that can be controlled by computer equipment. A practical and rapid application function can be obtained to produce an extremely natural-looking result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventors: Per-Olof Karlsson, Urban Nilsson
  • Patent number: 9358082
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program of planning a dental prosthesis in a patient are disclosed, including steps, units or code segments for virtually planning a dental prosthesis. Envelope data is provided of an envelope guide, including data corresponding to a support surface for facial tissue, which is desired to result when the dental prosthesis is installed in the oral cavity of the patient. An outer envelope of a desired dental prosthesis in the oral cavity is simulated based on the envelope data. A desired dental restoration is provided and adjusted in a virtual environment relative to the simulated outer envelope, and dental prosthesis data is generated based on the adjusted desired dental restoration usable for producing the dental prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG
    Inventor: Urban Nilsson
  • Patent number: 9348973
    Abstract: A scanning structure having at least one surface with a shape adapted to conform to a portion of a craniofacial space is described. The scanning structure includes at least one surface object, which is at least partly identifiable from a first set of data, and where a first coordinate is identifiable based on the surface object. The scanning structure includes at least one volume object, which is at least partly identifiable from a second set of data, and where a second coordinate is identifiable based on the volume object. The surface object can be arranged in relation to the at least one volume object such that the first coordinate and the second coordinate have a pre-defined relationship to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Pettersson, Urban Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8821950
    Abstract: The present invention provides an innovative packaging for microwave preparation of expandable food, such as cookies, an innovative food product prepared from the packaging and the method of preparation thereof. The innovative packaging includes first and second susceptor sheet portions each having an accordion-like shape; one or more members for spacing the susceptor sheet portions at a predetermined distance; and an expandable uncooked food placed between the two susceptor sheets, wherein the food is in intimate contact with sheet portions and becomes efficiently browned and crisped during microwave cooking. The food is preferably a cookie dough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Urban Nilsson, Deborah Belser
  • Patent number: 8457772
    Abstract: Presented herein are methods and devices for designing dental components, such as physical models of a patient's anatomy, crowns and bridges. An operator of a prosthetic designing system can receive information, such as from a scanner, which provides information on the topology of the patient's dentition. The operator can use this information to design a custom prosthetic to fit the patient. Part of the designing process involves using a finish line defined for a preparation as a segmentation line for a physical die corresponding to the preparation, and using a path of draw line as an insertion axis line for a dental prosthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Biocad Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Giasson, Philippe-Armand Laberge, Marc Bedard, Urban Nilsson, Per-Olof Karlsson, Anna Persson
  • Patent number: 8425229
    Abstract: Methods are provided for computer-based planning of a dental restorative procedure of a patient having a craniooral space and/or of at least one dental component for the dental restorative procedure. Certain methods include determining a first spatial position of a first boundary surface, in the craniooral space, of a first dental unit of a dental restoration; determining a second spatial position of a second boundary surface, in the craniooral space remote the first boundary surface, of a second dental unit of the dental restoration; and determining a third spatial position of at least a portion of the at least one dental component relative at least one of the first and second spatial positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventors: Urban Nilsson, Matts Andersson
  • Publication number: 20130011523
    Abstract: This invention provides processes and apparatus for enhancing the appearance of food products. The browning agents are applied or dispensed onto food products (52) during their manufacture by food-grade controlled-droplet dispensing heads (62a, 62b) (or head). In preferred embodiments, the dispensing heads (62a, 62b) are controlled by a controller, such as a programmed PC-type computer, in dependence on sensor data, such as electromechanical, optical, or image sensor (54) data. The controller and sensors operate so that different food items have selected browning agents properly applied or dispensed without waste or overspray. The invention also provides food products (53) which have been enhanced according to the provided processes and apparatus with browning agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Marla D. Belzowski, Urban Nilsson, Richa Sharma
  • Publication number: 20130011529
    Abstract: This invention provides processes and apparatus for enhancing the nutritional value of food products. Nutrition-enhancing agents are applied or dispensed onto or into food products during their manufacture by food-grade controlled-droplet dispensing heads (or head). In preferred embodiments, the dispensing heads are controlled by a controller, such as a programmed PC-type computer, in dependence on sensor data, such as electromechanical, optical, or image sensor data. The controller and sensors operate so that different food items can have selected nutrition-enhancing agents properly applied or dispensed without waste or overspray. The invention also provides food products which have been enhanced according to the provided processes and apparatus with nutrition-enhancing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Marla D. Belzowski, Urban Nilsson, Richa Sharma
  • Publication number: 20130011525
    Abstract: This invention provides processes and apparatus for enhancing the aroma of food products. Aroma-enhancing agents are applied or dispensed onto food products during their manufacture by food-grade controlled-droplet dispensing heads (or head). In preferred embodiments, the dispensing heads are controlled by a controller, such as a programmed PC-type computer, in dependence on sensor data, such as electromechanical, optical, or image sensor data. The controller and sensors operate so that different food items can have selected aroma-enhancing agents properly applied or dispensed without waste or overspray. The invention also provides food products, the aroma of which have been enhanced according to the provided processes and apparatus with aroma-enhancing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Marla D. Belzowski, Urban Nilsson, Richa Sharma
  • Publication number: 20120282567
    Abstract: A computer-based method and system of virtually planning a dental restoration in a patient are disclosed, including steps, units or code segments for virtually planning a first dental restoration. First production data is based on the planned first dental restoration for production thereof or of a product related to a medical procedure for installing at least a portion of the first dental restoration in an oral cavity of the patient. Scan data is provided including factual position data and/or factual shape data based on the first dental restoration when at least partly installed in the oral cavity of the patient. The second dental restoration is virtually planned, including adjusting the planned first dental restoration in dependence of the scan data. Second production data is provided based on the planned second dental restoration useful for production of the second dental restoration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventor: Urban Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20120284000
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program of planning a dental prosthesis in a patient are disclosed, including steps, units or code segments for virtually planning a dental prosthesis. Envelope data is provided of an envelope guide, including data corresponding to a support surface for facial tissue, which is desired to result when the dental prosthesis is installed in the oral cavity of the patient. An outer envelope of a desired dental prosthesis in the oral cavity is simulated based on the envelope data. A desired dental restoration is provided and adjusted in a virtual environment relative to the simulated outer envelope, and dental prosthesis data is generated based on the adjusted desired dental restoration usable for producing the dental prosthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG
    Inventor: Urban Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20120251663
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of improving the organoleptic properties of a baked dough product which is to be reheated with microwaves, by targeting and positioning first and second dough portions in the dough product that respond differently to microwave reheating after baking to achieve optimal consumer experience and quality benefits. The baked dough product obtainable by the method is another embodiment of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Timothy George Prins, Urban Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20120183921
    Abstract: Certain embodiments relate to an individualized dental product ready for application. The dental product can include at least one tooth veneer which is of a ceramic material, is plate-like and has a plate thickness of at least about 0.08 mm. In some embodiments, the thickness is less than 0.2 mm, less than 0.14 mm or less than 0.1 mm. Certain embodiments also relate to a method of improving the aesthetics of a tooth. The method can include placing a dental product onto a tooth surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG
    Inventors: Per-Olof Karlsson, Urban Nilsson, Daniel Melin
  • Publication number: 20120175799
    Abstract: A method of producing at least one individualized tooth veneer and a holder for holding the at least one individualized tooth veneer is described. Each of the at least one individualized tooth veneer is tailor-made for a predetermined tooth of a person. Computer-readable tooth data which represents a tooth geometry of at least a part of the predetermined tooth is provided. Computer-readable veneer data which represent the geometry of the individualized tooth veneer is provided on the basis of the computer-readable tooth data. The individualized tooth veneer is produced on the basis of the computer-readable veneer data and an individualized holder for holding the individualized tooth veneer is produced on the basis of the computer-readable tooth data. A method of improving the aesthetics of the at least one predetermined tooth is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventors: Per-Olof Karlsson, Urban Nilsson, Daniel Melin
  • Publication number: 20120171635
    Abstract: Certain embodiments relate to an assembly of a dental product and a holding system for temporarily holding the dental product. The holding system can include a first and a second part for sandwiching the dental product therein between. The first part can be provided with a shape which is substantially complementary to the shape of one side of the dental product and the second part can be arranged for releasably bonding another side of the dental product against the second part. Certain embodiments also relate to a method of improving the aesthetics of a tooth. The method can include placing a dental product onto a tooth by re-placing the dental product from an assembly directly onto the tooth. A part of the assembly can be used as a tool for placing the dental product onto the tooth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG
    Inventors: Per-Olof Karlsson, Urban Nilsson, Daniel Melin
  • Publication number: 20120123576
    Abstract: A scanning structure having at least one surface with a shape adapted to conform to a portion of a craniofacial space is described. The scanning structure includes at least one surface object, which is at least partly identifiable from a first set of data, and where a first coordinate is identifiable based on the surface object. The scanning structure includes at least one volume object, which is at least partly identifiable from a second set of data, and where a second coordinate is identifiable based on the volume object. The surface object can be arranged in relation to the at least one volume object such that the first coordinate and the second coordinate have a pre-defined relationship to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Pettersson, Urban Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20120040311
    Abstract: A method of aligning a virtual model of an upper jaw (502) and a virtual model of a lower jaw (504) in a bite position includes matching first facial surfaces (520b) of a virtual model of a side impression (506) with facial surfaces (520a) of the virtual model of the upper jaw (502) and matching second facial surfaces (521b) of a virtual model of a side impression (506) with facial surfaces (521a) of the virtual model of the lower jaw (504). At least a portion of the first facial surfaces (520b) of the virtual model of the side impression (506) are the same as the facial surfaces (520a) of the virtual model of the upper jaw (502). At least a portion of the second facial surfaces (521b) of the virtual model of the side impression (506) are the same as the facial surfaces (521a) of the virtual model of the lower jaw (504).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG
    Inventor: Urban Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20110196524
    Abstract: Presented herein are methods and devices for designing dental components, such as physical models of a patient's anatomy, crowns and bridges. An operator of a prosthetic designing system can receive information, such as from a scanner, which provides information on the topology of the patient's dentition. The operator can use this information to design a custom prosthetic to fit the patient. Part of the designing process involves using a finish line defined for a preparation as a segmentation line for a physical die corresponding to the preparation, and using a path of draw line as an insertion axis line for a dental prosthetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventors: David Giasson, Philippe-Armand Laberge, Marc Bedard, Urban Nilsson, Per-Olof Karlsson, Anna Persson
  • Patent number: 7925374
    Abstract: A system for production of a dental crown (23, 24) includes identification equipment (2), modeling equipment (9), ordering equipment (6), and an automated production arrangement (16). The latter, as a function of one or more first information items, is arranged to effect production, by means of pressing or pressure-casting, of an integrated dental crown which is made up of two layers. The first layer comprises or consists of porcelain material, and the second layer consists of aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, etc. The second layer forms a cap, via which the dental crown can be applied to a tooth stump (28) of a patient (1). The invention also relates to a dental replacement component consisting of the dental crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventors: Matts Andersson, Per-Olof Karlsson, Urban Nilsson