By Fastening To Jawbone Patents (Class 433/173)
  • Patent number: 11998419
    Abstract: A dental implant includes a generally cylindrical body, an interior bore, and a non-rotational feature. The generally cylindrical body has a main-central axis and is formed from cold-worked, high strength, commercially pure titanium having an ultimate tensile strength of at least about 900 MPa. The generally cylindrical body has a proximal portion and an opposing distal portion for anchoring the dental implant in bone of a patient. The interior bore is formed in the generally cylindrical body and has (i) a bore-central axis and (ii) a threaded portion for receiving a screw that is configured to removable hold an abutment in engagement with the dental implant. The non-rotational feature is configured to engage the abutment in a non-rotational fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Southern Implants (PTY) Ltd
    Inventors: Graham Alan Blackbeard, Leith Carruthers Cumming
  • Patent number: 11980509
    Abstract: A bone foundation guide system has a bone foundation guide including a body that is contoured to reversibly affix to a bone segment of a dental implant surgical site. The body is further contoured to guide the cutting of a portion of the bone segment from a dental implant surgical site and alternatively support a dental implant surgical guide. The body is further contoured to support a bone foundation guide prosthesis as an alternative to the dental implant surgical guide. The bone foundation guide prosthesis combines with the body to accommodate the bone segment portion as placed through the body prior to the bone segment portion being removed from the dental implant site through the use of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: NATIONAL DENTEX, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Llop, Armand C. Jusuf, Ryan A. Spanke
  • Patent number: 11974891
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a dental prosthesis from a blank using a CAD/CAM device, wherein the blank consists partially of base material and partially of tooth material, and a boundary surface between these materials is formed as a wave, the wave crests and wave valleys of which alternate with each other along the outer periphery of the blank. The apex of each wave crest extends substantially radially with respect to the blank. The CAD/CAM device fixes the position of a retention part, which serves to fasten the prosthesis to the alveolar crest of a patient, in particular of an external telescope, of a cover of a bar, or of an abutment in the prosthesis in such a way that it passes through the boundary surface. The retention part is fastened by means of gluing or incorporation by polymerisation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Clemens Andreas Häfele, Roger Frei, Konrad Hagenbuch, Markus Geier, Frank Frenzel
  • Patent number: 11974899
    Abstract: A subperiosteal securement kit is provided including a subperiosteal dental implant device and a drilling guide attachable thereto. The subperiosteal dental implant device has a frame engageable with the jawbone of a patient and a Fixation bore sized and shaped to receive therein a bone screw. The drilling guide has an elongated guiding channel sized shaped to receive a drill bit therein and is removably attachable to the frame of the subperiosteal dental implant device, with the guiding channel being in communication with the fixation bore when the drilling guide is attached to the frame of the subperiosteal dental implant device. A method subperiosteal dental implant device is provided to be secured to a jawbone of a patient and being engageable with a drilling guide having a threaded section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Panthera Dental Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Bilodeau
  • Patent number: 11969305
    Abstract: A method may include obtaining a digital preoperative dental model of a patient, designing a guide appliance set on the digital preoperative dental model according to a surgical plan for the patient, and storing the design of the guide appliance set in a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) compatible file format. Designing the guide appliance set may include designing a base frame configured to engage an oral structure of the patient without obstructing a planned surgical site region of an alveolar ridge, designing an uppermost surface of the base frame to, at least in an area adjacent to the planned surgical site region, terminate below the alveolar ridge when the base frame is engaged with the oral structure, designing at least one attachment that is releasably attachable to the base frame, and designing the at least one attachment to be fully received in a mouth when attached to the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: IBUR, LLC
    Inventors: Randall C. Groscurth, Shoko U. Groscurth
  • Patent number: 11937832
    Abstract: A drill bit for drilling a cavity or a recess into a skull, wherein the cavity or the recess is configured to receive an implantable fixture screw unit of a hearing aid system, is disclosed. The drill bit includes a first part including a drill tip with a first drill diameter, wherein the drill tip comprises a tip angle of between 137 degrees to 143 degrees along a longitudinal axis of the drill bit and wherein the drill tip comprises a back rake angle of between ?1 degree and +1 degree, in particular a back rake angle of substantially 0 degrees, a second part including a plurality of flute blades with a second drill diameter, wherein the second drill diameter is greater that the first drill diameter, and a transition part which is arranged between the first part and the second part and along the longitudinal axis, wherein the transition part includes a body clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon Medical A/S
    Inventors: Hanna Peters, Emelie Lager, Anton Hedström, Martin Johansson, Thomas Eriksson
  • Patent number: 11937993
    Abstract: An anatomical healing abutment is configured to connect to a dental implant. The healing abutment has a body portion which includes at least three reference marks that provide data to orient the connection axis of the abutment with the that of the dental implant so that certain conventional steps, including healing abutment manipulation, multiple scans, and the taking of impressions, can be eliminated, thereby saving time and effort on the part of the practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Terry B. Philibin
  • Patent number: 11918436
    Abstract: A dental implant having a substantially cylindrical shape with a longitudinal axis defining a longitudinal direction, including: a coronal section including a coronal end of the implant; a threaded region extending apically from the coronal section to an apical tip of the implant; and an internal blind bore for connection to a secondary part, including: a stabilizing section extending apically from the coronal end; and a drive and indexing section which extends apically from an apical end of the stabilizing section, which includes a plurality of connecting lobes having a concave shape and extending in the longitudinal direction, being interconnected by respective lobe linking areas, including: two convex sections extending in the longitudinal direction and adjacent to a respective connecting lobe; and a concave section extending in the longitudinal direction between the two convex sections. Further, a secondary part and an insertion tool of a configuration matching the dental implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: STRAUMANN HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Ophir Fromovich
  • Patent number: 11911238
    Abstract: A dental implant that facilitate insertion and can be used in all bone types. The implant includes a body having a coronal end, and an apical end opposite the coronal end. A tapered region may be adjacent the apical end. On the apical part one or more taps are provided so the tap is cutting when rotating clockwise and counter-clockwise. The implant can have at least one variable profile helical thread that extends along the tapered region. The implant can have also micro-threads below the main threads, a gradual compressing tapered core, a self drilling apical end and a narrow coronal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Ben Zion Karmon
  • Patent number: 11911239
    Abstract: Dental implant, comprising an external thread arranged on an outside of the dental implant for fastening the dental implant to a jawbone. Further, the implant comprises an opening extending along a longitudinal axis of the dental implant, in which opening an internal thread for fastening a superstructure to the dental implant is arranged. Still further, the implant comprises an interface for fastening the superstructure to the dental implant, which interface is arranged at a front end of the dental implant. The interface is suitable for direct attachment of a superstructure to the dental implant without the use of an abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TRI Dental Implants Int. AG
    Inventors: Sandro Venanzoni, Rafael Perez, Ronald Jung, Tobias Richter
  • Patent number: 11903791
    Abstract: A dental prosthesis having a guide hole formed therein. The guide hole is configured to guide a drilling for a screw, and configured to receive the screw, holding the prosthesis in place when screwed into the bone of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Italo Lozada
  • Patent number: 11896275
    Abstract: A dynamic bone anchor includes an anchor member having a tubular body with a first end and a second end, the anchor member defining an anchor axis including a plurality of barb elements, and being made at least partially of a nickel-titanium (Ni—Ti) based shape memory alloy. The dynamic bone anchor also including a core member configured to be inserted from the first end through the second end such that a first portion of the core number extends out from the first end, and a second portion of the core number extends out from the second end. The anchor member and the core member are configured such that when assembled, the first portion of the core member is spaced apart from the anchor member and movable with respect to it, and the second portion of the core member is fixed to and movable together with the anchor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 11896278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical device for freeing an implant from the bone of a patient to which the implant adheres to and to an implant for insertion into a bone of a patient, designed such that the implant is more homogenously heatable or coolable in a controlled way. Also provided is a method of removing an implant from a bone of a patient and a computer readable storage medium having recorded thereon a database structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Rolf G. Winnen
  • Patent number: 11890165
    Abstract: Provided are a dental implant with a nano bacteriostatic structure ring at a transgingival part and a machining method thereof. The transgingival part of the dental implant has a three-level micro-nano composite structure, and the three-level micro-nano composite structure endows a surface of the transgingival part of the implant with functions of promoting adhesion and proliferation of a gingival fibroblast and a gingival mesenchymal stem cell and inhibiting adhesion and growth of various oral bacteria. A preparation method thereof comprises: firstly, injecting bioactive, wear-resistant or corrosion-resistant C, N, Ca and P elements into the transgingival part of the dental implant by a plasma injection method; and then, preparing the three-level micro-nano composite structure at a part in which the elements are injected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING VANJEWEL MEDICAL TECH CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chunyong Liang, Hongshui Wang, Xianrui Zou
  • Patent number: 11890164
    Abstract: An attachment member for mating with a dental implant includes a non-rotational structure and a body. The non-rotational structure is configured to mate with a corresponding non-rotational feature of the dental implant. The body extends from the non-rotational structure. The body has (i) an exterior side surface configured to at least partially engage gingival tissue adjacent to the dental implant, (ii) an exterior top surface that is exposed through the gingival tissue, (iii) a screw access bore for receiving a screw that attaches the attachment member to the dental implant in a removable fashion, and (iv) a set of radiopaque information markers that is located internal to the exterior side surface and the exterior top surface. The set of radiopaque information markers indicates information regarding the dental implant that is revealed in response to a scan from a computerized tomography (CT) scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: BIOMET 3I, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary B. Suttin, Stephen S. Porter
  • Patent number: 11882409
    Abstract: A screw-shaped anchoring fixture for anchoring a prosthesis in the skull bone. The anchoring fixture comprises a main body configured to be implanted into the bone and a flange configured to function as a stop to prevent the main body from completely penetrating through the bone. The main body comprises a distal tapered apical portion, a first portion, and a second portion. The inner diameter of the second portion is greater than the inner diameter of the first portion. The method for inserting the anchoring fixture includes providing the anchoring fixture, drilling a hole, and inserting the anchoring fixture into the hole until the flange contacts the skull bone, wherein the hole has a diameter that is greater than the inner diameter of the first portion and less than the outer diameter of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Lars Jinton, Erik Holgersson, Peter Elmberg
  • Patent number: 11877909
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dental implant set having a fixture for insertion into a bore hole arranged in bone tissue having first indexing means, a dental component having second indexing means and being adaptable to the fixture in an engaged position where the first and second indexing means mate and in an intermediate position where the dental component and the fixture are in contact with each other but the first and the second indexing means do not mate, and a fixation screw being adapted for fixating the dental component to the fixture. The present invention also relates to a method for attaching a dental component to a dental fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC
    Inventors: Brita Olsson, Daniel Magnusson
  • Patent number: 11877908
    Abstract: An abutment screw having a first hardness for use in affixing a dental prosthetic, having a second hardness less than the first hardness, to an abutment that itself is attachable to an implant in the mouth of a patient includes a head and a body. The body includes a smooth shank immediately proximate the head, and a threaded portion with a helical ridge that runs around its body, the helical ridge beginning at a point along the body distal the head portion. The head includes an upper surface, having a drive at a central portion thereof, and an underside surface having a convex radiused curvature extending until it meets the shaft, the convex radiused curvature being configured to conform to a corresponding concave curvature of a receiving portion of the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventor: Jonathan Abenaim
  • Patent number: 11850162
    Abstract: A method of treating a patient who requires surgical implantation of an orthopedic implant is described. The method includes the steps of: determining the DEXA scan T-score of the patient's native bone at a site of surgical implantation where the implant will be in contact with the patient's native bone; retrieve from among three or more implants of the same type an implant that has a density that is closest to the density of the patient's native bone at the site of surgical implantation based on the DEXA scan T-score of the patient's native bone; and implanting the retrieved implant in the patient to the exclusion of the other two or more implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Aurora Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Trent James Northcutt, Laszlo Garamszegi
  • Patent number: 11839522
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dental implant (100, 100?, 500) and to a kit for said dental implant. In order to provide dental implants (100, 100?, 500) which meet the general requirements for a successful implantation and use and which can be easily adapted to bone variations and implant offerings, it is proposed according to the invention that the dental implant (100, 100?, 500) comprises a ceramic base body (130, 530), a ceramic abutment (120, 120?, 520), a ceramic tooth structure (110), and/or a connector (1, 1?, 1?, 5) for connecting of base body (130, 530), abutment (120, 120?, 520) and/or tooth structure (110) to each other, and a bushing body (6), which is at least in a final assembly state (E) of the dental implant (100, 100?, 500) received at least partly in the base body (130, 530), in the abutment (120, 120?, 520) and/or in the tooth structure (110) or surrounds the connector (1, 1?, 1?, 5) at least in sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: MAXON INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Buurlage, Dirk Zimmermann, Jochen Kullick
  • Patent number: 11843918
    Abstract: A bone conduction implant, including a bone fixture including a male screw section configured to screw into a skull and an abutment configured to be rigidly attached to the bone fixture, wherein the abutment includes an exterior surface diameter lying on a first plane normal to a longitudinal axis of the bone conduction implant that is less than or substantially equal to the maximum thread diameter of the male screw section of the bone fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Goran Bjorn, Stefan Magnander, Marcus Andersson
  • Patent number: 11839523
    Abstract: A device and a system for forming a releasable connection between a dental implant abutment and prosthetic restoration, and in particular to such a device and system that is configured for use in situations where the inter-occlusal space is very limited, the device having a female connection device having a hollow tubular body featuring an open lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: ABRACADABRA IMPLANTS LTD
    Inventor: Iulian Honig
  • Patent number: 11826223
    Abstract: A dental implant having an anchoring system consisting of foldable fins actuated by an insertion screw; the dental implant is characterised by the following components: an implant body that includes an implant-abutment connection zone, an externally threaded zone, at least one pair of exit openings and an internally threaded zone; an anchoring having at least one pair of foldable fins and a top opening; an insertion screw having a head with an internal hexagonal socket, a stem and a screw thread; when the insertion screw is screwed into the top opening of the anchoring means, the insertion screw pushes the anchoring down into the implant body and causes the foldable fins to extend outwards through the exit openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: Keila Lovera Prado
  • Patent number: 11813127
    Abstract: Method for producing a dentist tool formed by an overlay to be used by a dentist in removing tooth structure, said method comprising the steps of: acquiring three-dimensional data relating to a shape of a tooth and at least a part of a neighbouring tooth; processing said three-dimensional data with a computer so as to determine an overlay fitting said tooth and fitting at least said part of said neighbouring tooth; further processing said three-dimensional data with said computer so as to determine a predetermined part of tooth structure to be removed from said tooth so as to prepare said tooth for further treatment; determining at least two guiding edges of which a first and a second guiding edge are spaced apart from each other by a distance d of at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Viax Dental Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Evelyne Jacquemyns
  • Patent number: 11813126
    Abstract: A method for designing a dental prosthesis and a positioning guide for placing the dental prosthesis on implants in the jaw while maintaining proper occlusion relates to designing the dental prosthesis and the positioning guide prior to implant placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: 3SHAPE A/S
    Inventors: Birk Plönnigs, Rune Fisker
  • Patent number: 11793609
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dental implant (1) having a post part (2) which can be placed in a jaw bone and having a structural part (4) associated with said post part, to which structural part a denture piece can be attached, the structural part comprising an integrally molded contact pin (8) which can be placed in an associated shaped recess (10) in the post part (2) with a positive fit, it is to be possible on the one hand to suitably index the implant in a simple and reliable manner, on the other hand a particularly high level of mechanical stability against rotation being ensured, even with an overall height which is kept low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventor: Holger Zipprich
  • Patent number: 11786344
    Abstract: A digital workflow process and associated devices and tools for providing dental restorations and, more particularly, to precise and efficient reconstruction and replacement of teeth using novel digital workflows and improved dental scan bodies, abutments and other dental devices and tools to efficiently achieve a more precise fit and optimal form and function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: InstaRisa Digital Dental Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Arthur Mirelez, Jr., Jeffrey Bynum, Fernando Polanco, Chandeep Singh Purewal
  • Patent number: 11788259
    Abstract: In some implementations, a retainer sleeve may include a body including an at least partially annular configuration defining a retainer axis. The body may include an inner surface configured to rotatably receive an outer surface of a lock. The body may include a plurality of plates circumferentially joined together with respect to the retainer axis, where a first plate of the plurality of plates includes a first leg joined to the first plate extending away from the retainer axis and configured to contact a lock cavity of the lock. The body may include an anti-rotation feature, disposed on the first plate, extending inward from the inner surface toward the retainer axis, the anti-rotation feature including a locking surface configured to contact a lock skirt of the lock, the locking surface disposed at a first angle with respect to a bottom end of the first plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Wells, Douglas Charles Serrurier, Jason Jura
  • Patent number: 11786346
    Abstract: Bone-secured dental arch veneers and methods for fabricating and utilizing the same. The dental arch veneers include a veneer assembly having one or more tooth veneers and a support structure configured to support the tooth veneer(s). The dental arch veneers also include a coupling structure configured to interconnect the veneer assembly to a bone mount that is anchored along a user's maxilla or mandible. The coupling structure also is configured to permit the veneer assembly to be selectively and repeatedly interconnected with and disconnected from the bone mount. The methods include determining a target region within the user's mouth, obtaining a representation of the target region, manipulating the representation to create a desired arrangement of the user's teeth within the target region, determining anchoring positions proximate the target region for anchoring the bone mount, and forming the dental arch veneer based on the anchoring positions and the desired arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Trion Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Coreil, Christopher C. Cosse
  • Patent number: 11779439
    Abstract: The invention relates to an abutment for use in a dental implant system, wherein the abutment is provided with a guiding and lock for associating the abutment to a dental implant, the guiding and lock including: a first conically tapered section; a second substantially non-tapered section arranged apically adjacent to the first section, the second section being provided with an anti-rotational means; and a third substantially circular cylindrical section arranged apically adjacent to the second section, such that to provide axial guiding to the abutment upon the insertion thereof into a dental implant. Further, the invention relates to a dental implant formed in a similar manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: STRAUMANN HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Johnny Purga, Ulrich Mundwiler, Andreas Utz
  • Patent number: 11771528
    Abstract: An implant device configured to be at least partially in contact with bone on implantation has an improved osteoinductive feature to enhance new bone formation. The implant device has one or more bone growth surfaces extending from a structurally solid feature of the implant device. The one or more bone growth surfaces are configured to mimic adult trabecular bone by having trenches, grooves or surface recesses or prominences exhibiting numerous structural elements or walls not perpendicular to the surface that are non-coplanar or arched extending 20 to 500 microns in depth having an increasing inclination from the surface extending inwardly and not parallel to opposing or adjacent walls forming a random or non-random network. The one or more bone growth surfaces configured to mimic trabecular bone have discernable nano features on the structural elements or walls exhibiting nano scale features of less than 200 nano meters within the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Spectrum Spine IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: James C. Robinson, Timothy Ganey
  • Patent number: 11771537
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed that involves creating an implant-supported prosthesis that is dynamically guided into position using an image-guided navigation system into position in a patient's mouth without the use of a surgical guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: X-Nav Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert W. Emery, III, Scott A. Merritt, Lars Hansson
  • Patent number: 11737858
    Abstract: An anatomical healing abutment is configured to connect to a dental implant. The healing abutment has a body portion which includes at least three reference marks that provide data to orient the connection axis of the abutment with the that of the dental implant so that certain conventional steps, including healing abutment manipulation, multiple scans, and the taking of impressions, can be eliminated, thereby saving time and effort on the part of the practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Terry B. Philibin
  • Patent number: 11738123
    Abstract: Provided is an implant having a controlled generation rate of reactive oxygen species and a method of controlling generation of reactive oxygen species using the same. The implant having a controlled generation rate of reactive oxygen species according to the present invention includes a body formed of a metallic material and having a groove, a first filling metal filling one region of the groove, and a second filling metal filling the groove on the first filling metal, wherein the second filling metal has an ionization tendency different from that of the first filling metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignees: Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Myoung-Ryul Ok, Jimin Park, Yu Chan Kim, Hyun Kwang Seok, Hyung-Seop Han, Hojeong Jeon, Hyunseon Seo, Jee-Wook Lee, Jin Kyung Jeon, Gayoung Jung, Jong Woong Park, Ji Hun Park
  • Patent number: 11730572
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus of attaching a dental component having an angulated screw channel to a dental implant. The present disclosure also relates to a dental component having an angulated screw channel and a metal adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventors: Adrian Haus, Lars Jörneus, Thomas Fischer, Thomas Eriksson, Mikael Brunell
  • Patent number: 11723755
    Abstract: A dental superstructure securable to a protruding dental abutment, related assembly and method of design are provided. The dental superstructure is designed to mimick a tooth and is perforated to create a drop-shaped screw conduit for screw insertion and advancement. The screw conduit includes an insertion portion extending substantially conically outwardly from an inlet to enable advancement of an inserted screw along an insertion axis and a spherical angulation portion extending from and communicating with the insertion portion to allow angulation of the screw from the insertion axis to an implant axis. Buccal and/or lingual contours of the screw conduit may be respectively arched outwardly and inwardly from the insertion axis to adapt to screw advancement needs. The dental superstructure may be part of an assembly for a dental implant in combination with an osseointegrable implant including the protruding dental abutment; and a dental abutment screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Panthera Dental Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Bilodeau
  • Patent number: 11723756
    Abstract: A receptacle for a dental implant includes a cover with a first end section which is open to the outside and a second end section which is closed to the outside. The cover surrounds an interior space which is open to the first end section and in which a holder is arranged. The holder has a channel that is open to the outside and is formed to hold an implant extension during transport. The receptacle has a tubular bottom receptacle including an outer third end section and an opposing fourth end section. Three spring arms are arranged in the cover at an outer first end. The spring arms are so designed that the nubs thereof are pushed away during insertion of the implant extension and, in the final position, push into the groove with a tensioning force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: STRAUMANN HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Marcel Kunz, Roland Huber
  • Patent number: 11701230
    Abstract: Disclosed is a patient-specific mandibular implant inserted into a mandibular defect region and a method of manufacturing the same, and more particularly, to a patient-specific mandibular implant inserted into a mandibular defect region, which can be easily and rapidly manufactured using personalized three-dimensional (3D) printing technology for a defect region, can provide an effect of preparing a later step for restoring a tooth in advance, and can be easily manufactured tooth restoration data based on the Korean standard database (DB), and a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: MEDYSSEY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ui-Lyong Lee, Jong-Wuk Jang, Kwum-Mook Lim, Su-Heon Woo, Hyo-Bok Jeong, Tae-Hyun Park, Hyun-Woo Jung
  • Patent number: 11687683
    Abstract: A method and system of selecting a surface finish for a computer designed component associated with an anatomical area of a specific patient. A computer designed component is created. The component includes at least one surface. An interface of finishing software displays an image of the component and the at least one surface. A plurality of finishes available for the at least one surface is displayed. A selection of one of the plurality of finishes for the at least one surface is input by a user. The component data and finishing data may then be sent to a computer aided manufacturing system to manufacture the computer designed component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Biomet 3i, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary B. Suttin, Ross W Towse
  • Patent number: 11672630
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for adjustably retaining an oral appliance to an abutment assembly are disclosed. In one variation, a securement apparatus can comprise a sleeve having a sleeve frame and a number of locking flaps. The sleeve can define a lumen therethrough for positioning upon an abutment assembly. The locking flaps can have varying length dimensions and can project radially inward or outward relative to the sleeve frame. The outward flaps can lock against surface features defined along an inner surface of a coping coupled to the oral appliance and the inward flaps can lock against surface features defined along a portion of the abutment assembly. The sleeve can release the oral appliance from the abutment assembly when the locking flaps of the sleeve are actuated by an actuation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Rodo Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Seo, Jong Gil Park
  • Patent number: 11666420
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a dental prosthetic, a metallic insert, and a plastic cap member. The insert is configured to be bonded in an interior of the dental prosthetic. The insert defines a passageway. The of the insert is configured to receive a screw. The cap member is configured to be interposed between the insert and the interior of the dental prosthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: NATIONAL DENTEX, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel R. Llop
  • Patent number: 11660168
    Abstract: A dental implant adapted for implanting within a jaw bone, the implant comprising a horizontally-oriented body having a length extending in the mesial-distal direction of the jaw bone, the body having a threaded cavity dimensioned for receiving a prosthetic abutment, and wherein the cavity comprises an opening that is located wholly within a buccolingual width of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: The University of Melbourne
    Inventors: Efthimios Gazelakis, Joseph Palamara, Roy Judge
  • Patent number: 11660169
    Abstract: A dental implant includes an insert element of a titanium-based material inserted and soldered into a blind hole in an anchoring element of a ceramic. The insert element has spacer members to center it in the blind hole, with a uniform circumferential gap space relative to the anchoring element. A portion of the insert element protrudes outwardly beyond an end face of the anchoring element. The blind hole is partly filled with a glass solder, and the insert element is inserted into the blind hole, whereby some of the glass solder is displaced out of the gap space onto the end face of the anchoring element and the protruding portion of the insert element. A thermal soldering process secures the insert element into the anchoring element. The protruding portion of the insert element and remaining excess solder are removed to form a planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Milija Mitrovic
  • Patent number: 11660171
    Abstract: According to the invention, there are provided a system, a method and a computer program for producing an implant placing guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Ji Hae Lee, Da Som Heo
  • Patent number: 11602418
    Abstract: A method for measuring regions of a tooth in a mouth including: measuring at least one surface point on a surface of the tooth with respect to an element mechanically coupled to said surface point; determining a location of at least one visible reference mechanically coupled to said surface point with respect to said element; estimating a location of said surface point with respect to said visible reference. A device used for such measuring may include a main body comprising a final optical element of an imager which defines an optical field of view directed in a first direction; and a measurement element coupled to said main body extending generally in said first direction; where a tip of said measurement element is sized and shaped to be inserted between a tooth and adjacent gingiva; where said optical field of view is sized to image at least part of a tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: DENTLYTEC G.P.L. LTD.
    Inventors: Benny Pesach, Ygael Grad, Blanc Zach Lehr, Georgy Melamed
  • Patent number: 11596504
    Abstract: A dental attachment assembly is provided, including an abutment member and a male member. The abutment member may include an outer locating surface portion having at least two axially spaced retention portions having two generally rounded, annular projections. The male member for engagement over the outer locating surface of the abutment member may include an upper end and a continuous, unbroken skirt having a rounded, convex outer surface. The male member may be constructed from a rigid material and have at least two axially spaced, snap engaging formations on the inner surface of the skirt for snap engagement with the respective retention portions of the abutment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: ZEST IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Tom Stratton, Steven Pelote, Maxwell McKinnon, Eller Torres
  • Patent number: 11589967
    Abstract: An implant to retain facial or dental prostheses includes a bone-engaging portion, a transmucosal portion, and an abutment portion. The bone-engaging portion of the implant includes a longitudinally extending distal portion formed of a conformal microscale cell structure and, optionally, a non-biological coating. The transmucosal portion includes a plurality of micro holes. The abutment portion of the implant may be polished to a mirrored or super-mirrored finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: CUDETI SAGL
    Inventors: Bernard Touati, Marco Ravanello
  • Patent number: 11576755
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for installing a multi-tooth dental prosthesis in one session are shown and described. A first tool attaches to the jawbone, and serves as a foundation for subsequently used guides. Existing teeth and dental fixtures are removed, and the bone tissue is removed to accommodate the prosthesis. Subsequently, a drill guide is used to drill implant holes. An abutment guide is then used to place abutments. Copings are then installed. Next, the prosthesis may be installed and cemented to the copings. A resinous filler material may be applied to fill gaps and holes in and between the copings and the prosthesis, and is sanded smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Watson Guide IP LLC
    Inventor: Jason Watson
  • Patent number: 11564781
    Abstract: An anatomical healing abutment is configured to connect to a dental implant. The healing abutment has a body portion which includes at least three reference marks that provide data to orient the connection axis of the abutment with the that of the dental implant so that certain conventional steps, including healing abutment manipulation, multiple scans, and the taking of impressions, can be eliminated, thereby saving time and effort on the part of the practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Terry B. Philibin
  • Patent number: 11564782
    Abstract: An anatomical healing abutment is configured to connect to a dental implant. The healing abutment has a body portion which includes at least three reference marks that provide data to orient the connection axis of the abutment with the that of the dental implant so that certain conventional steps, including healing abutment manipulation, multiple scans, and the taking of impressions, can be eliminated, thereby saving time and effort on the part of the practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Terry B. Philibin