Dental Patents (Class 106/35)
  • Patent number: 10468531
    Abstract: One object is to provide a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor, which has stable electric characteristics and high reliability. Another object is to manufacture a highly reliable semiconductor device in a high yield. In a top-gate staggered transistor including an oxide semiconductor film, as a first gate insulating film in contact with the oxide semiconductor film, a silicon oxide film is formed by a plasma CVD method with use of a deposition gas containing silicon fluoride and oxygen; and as a second gate insulating film stacked over the first gate insulating film, a silicon oxide film is formed by a plasma CVD method with use of a deposition gas containing silicon hydride and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Kimura, Mitsuhiro Ichijo, Toshiya Endo
  • Patent number: 10463581
    Abstract: To provide a sealer composition for root canal filling consisting of a liquid material containing a polymer (a) of an acid group-containing polymerizable monomer in which a portion or the entirety of the acidic group in a molecule forms a salt with an alkaline metal and water (b), wherein the pH of the liquid material is in the range from 3.5 to 5.5, and a powder material containing an acid reactive inorganic powder (c), wherein, a cured product of a kneaded material of the liquid material and the powder material comprises 3 to 20 part by weight of the polymer (a), 10 to 60 part by weight of the water (b), and 30 to 85 part by weight of the acid reactive inorganic powder (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHOFU INC.
    Inventors: Shuji Sakamoto, Katsuya Kimoto, Toshiyuki Nakatsuka
  • Patent number: 10456333
    Abstract: Provided herein is a self-etching dental adhesive that exhibits excellent adhesiveness not only to dentin untreated by phosphoric acid etching, but to dentin treated by phosphoric acid etching. The present invention relates to a dental adhesive containing a (meth)acrylamide compound (a), an asymmetric acrylamide-methacrylic acid ester compound (b), and an acid group-containing (meth)acrylic polymerizable monomer (c). The (meth)acrylamide compound (a) is at least one selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by general formula (1), and compounds represented by general formula (2). The asymmetric acrylamide-methacrylic acid ester compound (b) is a compound represented by general formula (3). (In the formulae, the meanings of the symbols are omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY NORITAKE DENTAL INC.
    Inventors: Yamato Nojiri, Mitsuru Takei
  • Patent number: 10455847
    Abstract: The present invention relates to confectionary products containing a synergic combination of dibasic calcium phosphate and tribasic calcium phosphate. Confectionary products are useful in the treatment of dentinal sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Perfetti Van Melle S.p.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Colle, Andrea Sarrica
  • Patent number: 10441512
    Abstract: A dental curable composition includes a polymerizable monomer, inorganic particles (A), and inorganic particles (B), wherein the inorganic particles (A) have a volume-median particle size of more than or equal to 0.1 ?m and less than or equal to 0.9 ?m and are surface-treated with a compound expressed by a general formula (1), the inorganic particles (B) have an average primary particle size of more than or equal to 5 nm and less than or equal to 50 nm, where at least one of a group expressed by a general formula (A) and a group expressed by a general formula (B) is present at surfaces of the inorganic particles (B), and the ratio of the mass of the inorganic particles (B) to the total mass of the inorganic particles (A) and the inorganic particles (B) is more than or equal to 0.02 and less than or equal to 0.05.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tanaka, Naofumi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10442725
    Abstract: The invention relates to glass ceramics based on the lithium metasilicate system (Li2O.SiO2(Li2SiO3)), which are mechanically processible in a simple manner in an intermediate stage of the crystallization and, after complete crystallization, represent a high-strength, highly translucent and chemically stable glass ceramic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., VITA Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG, DeguDent GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Durschang, Jörn Probst, Norbert Thiel, Michael Gödiker, Markus Vollmann, Udo Schusser
  • Patent number: 10426576
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a composition that safely removes a cured dental cement or resin from metal brackets, metal braces, and enamel surfaces of teeth. It contains eugenol, isoeugenol, methyl-eugenol or an isomer thereof. A method for removing orthodontic fixtures adhered with a dental cement or resin to the enamel surfaces of teeth from these surfaces by contacting the dental cement or resin with a composition containing eugenol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Ahmed Samir Ibrahim Bakry, Mona Aly Abbassy, Amal Linjawi, Ali Habib Hassan
  • Patent number: 10405953
    Abstract: Provided is a method for quickly producing a dental prosthesis with a good accuracy. The method for producing a dental prosthesis including: a melting step of melting a material including no less than 60.0 mass % and no more than 80.0 mass % of SiO2, no less than 10.0 mass % and no more than 20.0 mass % of Li2O, and no less than 5.1 mass % and no more than 10.0 mass % of Al2O3; a glass blank production step of cooling to solidify the molten material to obtain a glass blank; a lithium disilicate blank production step of heating the glass blank to obtain a lithium disilicate blank whose main crystalline phase is lithium disilicate; and a processing step of processing the lithium disilicate by machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Hoshino, Go Mashio, Tatsuya Fujimoto, Masatoshi Yoshinaga, Hayato Yokohara, Daisuke Ohta
  • Patent number: 10399886
    Abstract: A method of making a glass-ceramic article includes synthesizing a feedstock gel that includes a base oxide network comprising Na2O, CaO, and SiO2, in which a molar ratio of Na2O:CaO:SiO2 in the gel is 1:2:3, and then converting the feedstock gel into a glass-ceramic article such as a container or a partially-formed container. The conversion of the feedstock gel into a glass-ceramic container may be performed at a temperature that does not exceed 900° C. and may include the steps of pressing the feedstock gel into a compressed solid green-body, sintering the green-body into a solid monolithic body of a glass-ceramic material, deforming the solid monolithic glass-ceramic body into a glass-ceramic preform, and cooling the preform. A glass-ceramic article having a glass-ceramic material that has a molar ratio of Na2O:CaO:SiO2 that is 1:2:3 is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Scott P Cooper
  • Patent number: 10358380
    Abstract: Lithium silicate glass ceramics and glasses containing specific oxides of divalent elements are described which crystallize at low temperatures and are suitable in particular as dental materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Christian Ritzberger, Elke Signer-Apel, Wolfram Höland, Volker Rheinberger
  • Patent number: 10357434
    Abstract: A root canal filling material incorporates heat conductive particles of sub-micron size dispersed in a heat flowable matrix of endodontic filling material. The particle size is 1 micron or less (e.g., 0.5 to 1 micron, or nanoparticles of 100 nm or less). The addition of high heat conductive particles in the heat flowable matrix material improves the overall heat conductivity of the root canal filling material. During root canal treatment procedure, the filling material softens more thoroughly to fill the root canal apex and to form a seal of higher integrity at the root canal apex area, at a significantly lower operating temperature. The inventive filling material may be provided in bulk (e.g., pellet form) for use with an injection tool that heats and injects softened filling material into root canal cavities, or pre-shaped in the form of dental root canal filling cones (or points).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Y. Li
  • Patent number: 10335436
    Abstract: A medical implant comprising in components from a tooth and stem cells harvested from at least one tooth. Pluripotent stem cells, other cells, and biologic constituents of the dental pulp may be harvested from the dental pulp of mammalian teeth, such as unerupted third molars in humans. After the stem cells are removed and isolated from the other teeth tissue, the hard tooth may be ground into a base material for the manufacture of a porous matrix into which the pluripotent stem cells, other cells, and biologic constituents of the dental pulp can be added. Additionally, soft tissue from the harvested tooth may be used as a carrier scaffold for soft tissue applications such as meniscal or cartilage repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Ray C. Wasielewski
  • Patent number: 10321980
    Abstract: Lithium silicate glass ceramics and glasses comprising specific oxides of trivalent elements are described which crystallize at low temperatures and are suitable in particular as dental materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Christian Ritzberger, Elke Apel, Wolfram Höland, Volker Rheinberger
  • Patent number: 10307348
    Abstract: A varnish composition is provided comprising a hydrophilic oral care agent, such as a peroxide material, dispersed in a solution of a film-forming hydrophobic polymer in a non-polar solvent. The solvent is selected so as to be a good solvent for the polymer and to be susceptible to evaporation. The composition can be applied as a single layer varnish, preferably a whitening varnish. E.g., the dispersed hydrophilic peroxide material is an aqueous peroxide solution, such as a hydrogen peroxide solution, whereby the dispersion is an emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Antonius Wilhelmus Maria De Laat, James Donald Gwyer, Martin John Edwards, Zeynep Sabah
  • Patent number: 10301212
    Abstract: The amorphous, or at least partially crystalline, glass-based joining material is suitable for high-temperature applications, particularly in fuel cells and/or sensors. In addition to SiO2 and B2O3 as glass formers, the joining material similarly contains BaO and CaO, whereby the amount of Al2O3 is limited. The joining material has a coefficient of linear thermal expansion of at least 7.0·10?6 K?1 in a range of 20° C. to 300° C. The joining material can be used for joining ferritic high-grade steels and/or chromium-containing alloys and/or ceramics, such as stabilized zirconium oxide and/or aluminium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Ulf Dahlmann, Sabine Pichler-Wilhelm, Jens Suffner
  • Patent number: 10285913
    Abstract: A dental polymerizable composition according to the present invention includes a (meth)acrylic acid ester polymer (a), a polymerizable monomer (b) including a (meth)acrylic acid ester and/or a (meth)acrylamide, and a polymerization initiator (c). The (meth)acrylic acid ester polymer (a) includes a (meth)acrylic acid ester homopolymer having a glass transition temperature of 25° C. to 50° C. and/or a random copolymer of a (meth)acrylic acid ester whose homopolymer has a glass transition temperature higher than 37° C. and a (meth)acrylic acid ester whose homopolymer has a glass transition temperature lower than 37° C. The (meth)acrylic acid ester polymer (a) has a glass transition temperature of 25° C. to 50° C., has tan ? at 37° C. of 0.10 or more as determined by dynamic mechanical analysis, and has no melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY NORITAKE DENTAL INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10266452
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a porous, silicate, ceramic body, possibly with different colors, with a first density, which can be sintered into a silicate, ceramic body with a second density, wherein the ratio of the first density to the second density is 2/5 to 98/100, and the three-point bending strength of the porous, silicate ceramic body with a first density, measured according to ISO 6872, amounts to 25 to 180 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Vita Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Thiel, Michael Dorn, Joachim Bibus, Vilma Geske, Michael Tholey, Enno Bojemueller, Birgit Huber
  • Patent number: 10227255
    Abstract: Lithium silicate glass ceramics and glasses containing specific oxides of pentavalent elements are described which crystallize at low temperatures and are suitable in particular as dental materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Christian Ritzberger, Elke Apel, Wolfram Höland, Volker Rheinberger
  • Patent number: 10206762
    Abstract: Disclosed is a material for a denture base containing a polymer component and containing an acrylic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., NITTO JUSHI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kohgo, Naoyuki Kato, Maho Okumura, Ahmad Jalaludin, Kouya Kojima, Eizaburo Higuchi, Yuji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10202306
    Abstract: In a method of coloring a ceramic material, a coloring solution consisting of metallic salts is introduced to a ceramic slurry. In a slip casting process, a coloring solution consisting of metallic salts is introduced to a ceramic slurry which is cast into green state bodies. A coloring solution that may comprise for example a metallic salt, a solvent, an organic solvent such as derivatives of propylene oxides, and an acid can be introduced to the slip casting process. Such a coloring solution can be added to the slip casting process. In a method, the coloring solution is thoroughly mixed with the ceramic slurry, after which a ceramic body is cast, dried and finally subjected to a sintering process. After final sinter, the resulting ceramic body possesses an innate color that is homogenous throughout its composition. The method is especially useful for coloring zirconia ceramic material used for making dental restorations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: James R. Glidewell Dental Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin A. Carden, Thomas C. Valenti, Frank A. Jimenez
  • Patent number: 10196312
    Abstract: A colored ceramic powder is produced from a mixture of coloring solutions consisting of metallic salts that are introduced to a ceramic slurry and subsequently dried. The coloring solution may comprise for example of chosen metallic salts, a solvent, an organic solvent such as derivatives of propylene oxides, an acid and a possible binder. Once all the constituents are thoroughly mixed to a homogeneous state, the slip is dried to a powder form, which spray drying equipment can be used. The dried powder can then be subjected to an isostatic or biaxial press manufacturing process to create a green state ceramic body. Once pressed, the ceramic body can be subjected to a sintering process. After final sinter, the resulting ceramic body possesses an innate color that is homogenous throughout its composition. The method is especially useful for coloring zirconia dental restorations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: James R. Glidewell Dental Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin A. Carden, Thomas C. Valenti, Frank A. Jimenez
  • Patent number: 10182974
    Abstract: A method of using a dental filler is disclosed. The method may include securing a prosthetic to a dental implant, the prosthetic having an access channel therethrough. The method may also include filling a portion of the access channel by inserting a polytetrafluoroethylene dental plug into the access channel and compressing the polytetrafluoroethylene dental plug within the access channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Shor, Jimmy Janakievski
  • Patent number: 10172689
    Abstract: A pulp chamber dental spacer constructed of cold water soluble material, which may include portions of polyvinyl alcohol, to protect the pupal floor of a pulp chamber from a drilled hole following a root canal treatment or procedure. The spacer may be spherical or cubical in shape and that protects the pupal floor by providing a solid “space” for a practitioner to feel the end of a temporary filing such that the drill does not descend to and possibly damage the sensitive pupal floor. The dissolvable material preferably is non-linting, thereby providing for complete removal and preventing the “wicking” of contaminated salivary fluids and causing coronal damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SOUTHERN ARIZONA ENDODONTICS, P.C.
    Inventors: Tung Bui, Thomas R. Kramkowski
  • Patent number: 10150706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a porous, silicate, ceramic body, possibly with different colors, with a first density, which can be sintered into a silicate, ceramic body with a second density, wherein the ratio of the first density to the second density is 2/5 to 98/100, and the three-point bending strength of the porous, silicate ceramic body with a first density, measured according to ISO 6872, amounts to 25 to 180 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: VITA ZAHNFABRIK H. RAUTER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Thiel, Michael Dorn, Joachim Bibus, Vilma Geske, Michael Tholey, Enno Bojemueller, Birgit Huber
  • Patent number: 10138154
    Abstract: A method for producing a dental prosthesis based on lithium silicate glass or lithium silicate glass-ceramic, including the steps of: melting a powder mixture containing at least SiO2, Li2O, Al2O3; producing spherical, lens-shaped or rod-shaped glass particles solidified from the melt; portioning the glass particles and filling them into a crucible; melting the glass particles in the crucible and setting a viscosity v, wherein 4 dPa·s?v?80 dPa·s; casting the thus produced melt into a negative mold which is enclosed by an embedding compound and corresponds to the dental prosthesis and; solidifying the melt in the negative mold, and crystallizing lithium metasilicate and/or lithium disilicate from the solidified melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Kreuder
  • Patent number: 10136973
    Abstract: Lithium silicate materials are described which can be easily processed by machining to dental products without undue wear of the tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Marcel Schweiger, Volker Rheinberger, Harald Bürke, Wolfram Höland, Elke Signer-Apel, Christian Ritzberger, Dmitri Brodkin
  • Patent number: 10130734
    Abstract: An endoprosthetic component which is set up in the implanted state to penetrate in a controlled manner into adjoining bone material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CERAMTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Alfons Kelnberger, Heinrich Wecker, Frank Ziermann, Mateusz Juszczyk
  • Patent number: 10123858
    Abstract: A palladium-based alloy having a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of about 12.0 to about 13.0 and having one or more of the following additive metals: platinum, gallium, molybdenum, tin, silicon, ruthenium, rhenium, indium, tungsten, niobium, boron and lithium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
    Inventors: Tridib Dasgupta, George Tysowsky
  • Patent number: 10117731
    Abstract: Disclosed is a material for a denture base containing a polymer component having a weight average molecular weight of 1,200,000 or more and containing an acrylic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., NITTO JUSHI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kohgo, Naoyuki Kato, Maho Okumura, Ahmad Jalaludin, Kouya Kojima, Eizaburo Higuchi, Yuji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10117973
    Abstract: A method for controlling generation of biologically desirable voids in a composition placed in proximity to bone or other tissue in a patient by selecting at least one water-soluble inorganic material having a desired particle size and solubility, and mixing the water-soluble inorganic material with at least one poorly-water-soluble or biodegradable matrix material. The matrix material, after it is mixed with the water-soluble inorganic material, is placed into the patient in proximity to tissue so that the water-soluble inorganic material dissolves at a predetermined rate to generate biologically desirable voids in the matrix material into which bone or other tissue can then grow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ORTHOMEDEX LLC
    Inventor: James A. Walls
  • Patent number: 10064789
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition includes at least one of an acrylate compound and a methacrylate compound; a barbiturate compound; an amino carboxylic acid-based chelating agent; a peroxy compound; and filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GC Corporation
    Inventors: Naofumi Matsumoto, So Ishizuka, Mika Wako
  • Patent number: 10065895
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coloring solution for coloring a dental ceramic article, the solution comprising: a solvent and a coloring agent, comprising rare earth element metals or ions being present in the solution in an amount of at least about 0.05 mol/1 solvent and transition metals or ions being present in the solution in an amount of about 0.00001 to about 0.05 mol/1 solvent. The invention also relates to a process for coloring dental ceramic articles, dental ceramic articles treated either with the coloring solution or obtainable by a process comprising the step of firing the dental ceramic articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ruediger Franke, Gallus Schechner, Holger Hauptmann, Robert Schnagl
  • Patent number: 10039620
    Abstract: A ceramic body (20) for use in a bone implant, in particular in a dental implant (24), shall be suitably upgraded for the utilization of an electrolytic cleaning and treatment concept. For this purpose, the ceramic body (20) according to the invention has, in a surface area (40) intended for contact with human tissue, a specific electric resistance of maximally 10?2 ?cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Markus Schlee, Holger Zipprich, Urs Brodbeck
  • Patent number: 10023721
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dental glass-ionomer cement composition, which includes polycarboxylic acid, water, and a glass powder including a metal component that is able to form an ionic bond with a carboxyl group of polycarboxylic acid in the presence of water and having a polymer material that is applied on at least a portion of the surface of the glass powder. The dental glass-ionomer cement composition can guarantee sufficient working time and can exhibit increased initial strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SPIDENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Na Ri Lee, Ki Hoon Kim, Jae Hwan Kim, Do Weon Lee, Min-Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 10022925
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a reusable mold for making a contact lens and the reusable mold has at least one of the mold halves is made from an oxide glass having a Knoop Hardness less than HK 350. The invention is also directed to a method for making an optical part by single point diamond turning an oxide glass having a Knoop Hardness HK less than 350.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Alice Weimin Liu, Gregory L. Herron
  • Patent number: 10010491
    Abstract: An oral care composition is disclosed comprising calcium silicate and high refractive index particles wherein the calcium silicate and high refractive index particles are present in a relative weight ratio of 1110 to 511 and the surfaces of the high refractive index particles are substantially uncoated by calcium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CONOPCO INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoke Li, Weining Liu, Meili Zhang
  • Patent number: 9968463
    Abstract: A resorbable tissue scaffold fabricated from bioactive glass fiber forms a rigid three-dimensional porous matrix having a bioactive composition. Porosity in the form of interconnected pore space is provided by the space between the bioactive glass fiber in the porous matrix. Strength of the bioresorbable matrix is provided by bioactive glass that fuses and bonds the bioactive glass fiber into the rigid three-dimensional matrix. The resorbable tissue scaffold supports tissue in-growth to provide osteoconductivity as a resorbable tissue scaffold, used for the repair of damaged and/or diseased bone tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BIO2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: James Jenq Liu
  • Patent number: 9962245
    Abstract: A dental composition comprising a polymerizable resin comprising ethylenically unsaturated groups; a thermally activated initiator dissolved in the resin; and an inorganic filler combined with the resin in an amount greater than about 60 percent by weight based upon the weight of the composition; wherein the initiator is activated at a temperature of about 100 to about 150° C. to provide free radicals; and wherein the filler has a surface area of at least about 65 square meters per gram filler; a dental mill block comprising the thermally cured composition, a method of manufacturing the dental mill block, and a kit comprising a plurality of the mill blocks are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Bradley D. Craig, Ryan E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9949896
    Abstract: Provided is a filler for dental glass ionomer cements, the filler to a surface of which a compound(s) having a carboxyl group(s) is/are bound via a silicon atom, for the purpose of providing: a filler suitable for dental glass ionomer cements that can provide a hardened cement having a high strength by being mixed with a dental glass ionomer cement composition, the filler that can be easily manufactured from a general inorganic powder as a raw material; and a manufacturing method of the filler for dental glass ionomer cements. The manufacturing method includes binding a carboxylic acid having an unsaturated double bond(s) exclusive of a (meth)acrylate compound to an inorganic powder whose surface is treated with a silane coupling agent having an unsaturated double bond(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Hokii, Ryosuke Yoshimitsu, Futoshi Fusejima
  • Patent number: 9937107
    Abstract: Provided is a fluoroaluminosilicate glass powder that can provide a dental glass ionomer cement hardened body excellent in acid resistance, the glass powder including sodium and potassium which have an effect of lowering the reflective index of glass. A mass ratio of potassium to sodium in the component is in the range of from 1.2 to 1.9 in terms of oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: GC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Hokii, Ryosuke Yoshimitsu, Shoichi Fukushima, Futoshi Fusejima
  • Patent number: 9937106
    Abstract: The invention relates to a kit of parts comprising part A and part B, part A comprising a polymerizable component having an acid group in the molecule, an initiator, part B comprising an activator, and a film former with a molecular weight of at least 1000. The invention also relates to a composition obtainable by mixing the components contained in the kit of parts and to a process for producing the kit of parts comprising the steps of bringing the components contained in part B of the kit in contact with a surface, drying the surface to form a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christoph Thalacker, Karsten Dede, Alexandra Glaser, Thomas Luchterhandt, Markus Watermann
  • Patent number: 9913931
    Abstract: A calcium phosphate monetite cement-forming composition comprises a monetite-forming calcium-based precursor powder and from 3 to 30 wt %, based on the weight of the precursor powder, of dicalcium pyrophosphate powder. Monetite cements formed form such compositions may be used in implants for correcting bone defects. Methods for bone defect repair employ implants formed from such monetite cements and slow implant resorption and/or improve in vivo bone induction in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: OSSDSIGN AB
    Inventors: Jonas Åberg, Thomas Engstrand, Håkan Engqvist
  • Patent number: 9878939
    Abstract: Lithium silicate glass ceramics and glasses comprising specific oxides of monovalent elements are described which crystallize at low temperatures and are suitable in particular as dental materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Christian Ritzberger, Elke Apel, Wolfram Höland, Volker Rheinberger
  • Patent number: 9880078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for aggregating biological sample used for manufacturing paraffin block for microscopic observation of biological sample, a method for preparing paraffin block using the same, and a method for microscopic observation of biological sample using the paraffin block, and particularly to a composition for aggregating biological sample including the first composite containing at least one water-soluble polymer selected from the group comprising polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene oxide, polyacrylamide, polyvinylpyrrolidon, polyacrylic acid, polyethyleneimine, polyamines, polyamideamine, and polydiallyl dimethylammonium chloride and distilled water; and the second composite containing at least one organic solvent selected from the group comprising alcohol, xylene, and acetone and at least one medical adhesive selected from the group comprising cyanoacrylate, fibrin glue, protein glue, polyurethane, and sealant containing PEG (polyethylene glycol), a method for preparing par
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Gang Won Song, Geon Kook Lee
  • Patent number: 9862813
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric composites comprising inorganic fillers and organic, or organometallic, polymers. The filler compositions are used in the preparation of inorganic-organic polymeric composites, and, in particular, light curable composites. The composite fillers are used in dental applications, such as tooth restorations, for example, cavity fillings, adhesive compositions, veneers, crowns, bridges and teeth replacements. The inventive composition is a composite filler comprising porous inorganic particles having a diameter of 2-25 microns and a polymer occupying the pores of the porous inorganic particles, wherein the composite filler has a diameter of 2-25 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph Bringley
  • Patent number: 9864108
    Abstract: The present invention general related to a reusable mold for making a contact lens comprises a first mold half having a first mold surface in contact with a polymerizable and/or crosslinkable silicone containing lens forming composition and a second mold half having a second mold surface in contact with the lens-forming composition, and the first mold half and the second mold half are configured to receive each other such that a cavity is formed between the first mold surface and the second mold surface. The cavity defines the shape of a contact lens to be molded. The reusable mold has at least one of the mold halves being made from an oxide glass comprising fluorine and/or fluoride. The mold made by oxide glass comprising fluorine and/or fluoride demonstrates improving mold cleanability with water based cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Norvartis AG
    Inventors: Alice Weimin Liu, Burkhard Dietrich
  • Patent number: 9856165
    Abstract: A leucite glass-ceramic is prepared from a glass comprising: about 66.8 to about 71.9 mol % of SiO2, about 8.5 to about 10.6 mol % of Al2O3, about 9.5 to about 12.8 mol % of K2O, about 0.5 to about 4.0 mol % of CaO, about 0 to about 3.0 mol % of TiO2, about 1.8 to about 4.0 mol % of Na2O, about 0.1 to about 6.0 mol % of Li2O, about 0 to about 1.0 mol % of MgO, about 0 to about 3.0 mol % of Nb2O5, and about 0 to about 3.0 mol % of B2O3. The leucite glass-ceramic is prepared by subjecting the glass components to a nucleation heat treatment, followed by a growth heat treatment. The leucite glass-ceramic may be used in the fabrication of a Dental restoration using various processes, and may be used in the construction of Dental restorations such as ceramic Dental inlays, crowns, veneers, bridges, veneering materials for zirconium oxide restoration substrates, alumina oxide restoration substrates, or metal restoration substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Queen Mary and Westfield College University of London
    Inventors: Antonios Theocharopoulos, Xiaohui Chen, Natalia Karpukhina, Robert Hill, Mike Cattell
  • Patent number: 9855200
    Abstract: An oral care composition and method are described in which the composition includes a film or a plurality of film fragments entrained in a carrier. The film or plurality of film fragments comprises a zinc compound and the carrier comprises a polysaccharide and a maleic anhydride copolymer. The composition and methods provide benefits including one or more of increased consumer acceptability, improved solubility of zinc thus permitting the use of lower amounts of zinc compounds and reducing the adverse astringency associated with zinc, decreased adverse reactions brought about by the presence of zinc ions, enhanced aesthetics, improved stability for active or other functional materials, and controlled delivery of active materials such as zinc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Thomas S. Campbell, Thomas J. Boyd, Steven W. Fisher, Michael Prencipe
  • Patent number: 9850157
    Abstract: A glass, glass-ceramic, or ceramic bead is described, with an internal porous scaffold microstructure that is surrounded by an amorphous shield. The shield serves to protect the internal porous microstructure of the shield while increasing the overall strength of the porous microstructure and improve the flowability of the beads either by themselves or in devices such as biologically degradable putty that would be used in bone or soft tissue augmentation or regeneration. The open porosity present inside the bead will allow for enhanced degradability in-vivo as compared to solid particles or spheres and also promote the growth of tissues including but not limited to all types of bone, soft tissue, blood vessels, and nerves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MOSCI Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Jung
  • Patent number: 9834480
    Abstract: “A gypsum-based embedding material” is provided with which favorable casting can be conducted not only in the case where a conventional wax pattern is used, but also, in particular, in the case where a resin pattern different from the conventional wax pattern in disappearance temperature and disappearance behavior is used, and with which, although being a “gypsum-based embedding material”, occurrence of cracks, breakage, or the like in a mold is suppressed even when casting is conducted by “rapid heating” excellent in treatment efficiency. The gypsum-based embedding material composition for casting comprising, as main components, calcined gypsum as a binder, cristobalite and quartz as heat-expandable refractory materials, and a non-heat-expandable refractory material having an average particle diameter of 5 to 20 ?m, the blending amount of the non-heat-expandable refractory material in 100 parts by mass of the main components being 10 to 25 parts by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: YOSHINO GYPSUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Emi Mamada, Kenichi Sugano, Masato Yoshikane