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Ormco Corporation Patents
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Ormco Corporation
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Glendora, CA
No. of patents:
147
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE35863 Orthodontic bracket July 28, 1998
By using titanium, titanium based alloys, or related metals or alloys, an orthodontic bracket can be manufactured which is lighter and stronger than any conventional type of bracket made of stainless steels, plastics and even ceramics. Ti based brackets have shown excellent corrosion res
RE35169 Method for determining orthodontic bracket placement March 5, 1996
A method for determining orthodontic bracket placement on a malocclused tooth to correct the malocclusion includes the steps of generating digital information which defines the shape and location of the malocclused tooth in the patient's jaw, from which digital information a mathematical
D359776 Dual nonconvertible buccal tube June 27, 1995
D357537 Lingual transpalatal stabilizing orthodontic arch appliance April 18, 1995
D354570 Lingual arch orthodontic appliance January 17, 1995
D354569 Lingual orthodontic arch appliance January 17, 1995
D354355 Lingual orthodontic pendulum appliance January 10, 1995
8585398 Aesthetic orthodontic bracket and method of making same November 19, 2013
An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth includes a bracket body that has an archwire slot adapted to receive the archwire. A movable member is engaged with the bracket body and is movable between an opened position and a closed position. The bracket body and movable
8568138 Aesthetic self-ligating orthodontic bracket October 29, 2013
A self-ligating orthodontic bracket for captivating an archwire with a tooth. The bracket includes a bracket body mountable to a tooth and a self-ligating mechanism having an archwire slot and a ligating slide. The ligating slide is movable between an open position in which an archwire
8251696 Aesthetic orthodontic bracket and method of making same August 28, 2012
An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth includes a bracket body that has an archwire slot adapted to receive the archwire. A movable member is engaged with the bracket body and is movable between an opened position and a closed position. The bracket body and the mova
8246347 Low profile self-ligating orthodontic brackets and methods of using such orthodontic brackets August 21, 2012
Low profile self-ligating orthodontic brackets and methods of using such orthodontic brackets. The bracket includes a bracket body, a latching member, and a hinge pin pivotally coupling a hinged end of the latching member with the bracket body. The hinge pin, which is made of a resilient
8128400 Debonding pliers March 6, 2012
An instrument for debonding an orthodontic bracket from a tooth surface includes first and second plier portions coupled for relative pivotal movement. A lever arm pivotally movable relative to the first and second plier portions has a tooth engaging member on a first end. The tooth
8113827 Aesthetic self-ligating orthodontic bracket February 14, 2012
A self-ligating orthodontic bracket for captivating an archwire with a tooth. The bracket includes a bracket body mountable to a tooth and a self-ligating mechanism having an archwire slot and a ligating slide. The ligating slide is movable between an open position in which an archwire
8033824 Self-ligating orthodontic bracket and devices for deploying same October 11, 2011
An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth includes a bracket body having an archwire slot adapted to receive the archwire therein and a movable member engaged with the bracket body and movable between an opened position and a closed position. A securing mechanism is
7955080 Method and system for single tooth replacement in a growing individual June 7, 2011
An implant, system and method for use in replacement of a tooth. The implant can include a first threaded portion, a connecting member opposite the first threaded portion for attaching to a replacement tooth, a driver head positioned between the threaded portion and the connecting me
7909603 Self-ligating orthodontic bracket March 22, 2011
An orthodontic bracket having a bracket body configured to be mounted to a tooth includes an archwire slot having a base surface defining a base plane and a slide engagement track defining a translation plane. The translation plane is angled with respect to the base plane. A ligating
7779542 Method of manufacturing a dental instrument August 24, 2010
Method for manufacturing a dental instrument having a desired machined configuration, without twisting the instrument. A blank of superelastic material is brought to an annealed state comprising a phase structure including a rhombohedral phase alone or in combination with austenite a
7704072 Orthodontic bracket April 27, 2010
An orthodontic bracket is described and which includes a base member defining an archwire slot having an opening, and at least one projection extending outwardly from the base member; a ligating slide moveable between a first position which is clear of the archwire slot, and second p
7674110 Low profile self-ligating orthodontic brackets and methods of using such orthodontic brackets March 9, 2010
Low profile self-ligating orthodontic brackets and methods of using such orthodontic brackets. The bracket includes a bracket body, a latching member, and a hinge pin pivotally coupling a hinged end of the latching member with the bracket body. The hinge pin, which is made of a resilient
7581949 Debonding pliers September 1, 2009
An instrument for debonding an orthodontic bracket from a tooth surface includes first and second plier portions coupled for relative pivotal movement. A lever arm pivotally movable relative to the first and second plier portions has a tooth engaging member on a first end. In one emb
7578672 Orthodontic device and method for treating malocclusions August 25, 2009
A dental apparatus for use with a connecting member coupled to a jaw in a patient's mouth. The apparatus includes an orthodontic device and a connecting device carried by the orthodontic device. The connecting device includes a receptacle adapted to partially receive the connecting m
7578671 Orthodontic device for treating malocclusions August 25, 2009
An orthodontic device treats malocclusions using a telescopic rod fixed to a molar on the upper arch and a molar on a lower arch. The telescopic rod lengthens and shortens during opening and closing of the jaw. The telescopic rod encourages the patient to properly position their jaw
7527147 Packaging and organizing orthodontic appliances for loading of set-up trays therewith May 5, 2009
A system and method are provided for organizing and loading orthodontic appliances, for example orthodontic brackets, onto set-up trays. The system includes an organizer tray which holds a set-up tray in a fixed orientation, and also holds a plurality of packages of orthodontic brack
7448867 Medical treatment apparatus November 11, 2008
An apparatus for dispensing material during a dental or endodontic procedure includes a housing having a motor with an output. A needle heating member including a chamber may receive a prefilled needle of dispensing material. A heater at least substantially surrounds the chamber for
7419375 Aesthetic self-ligating orthodontic bracket September 2, 2008
A self-ligating orthodontic bracket for captivating an archwire with a tooth. The bracket includes a bracket body mountable to a tooth and a self-ligating mechanism having an archwire slot and a ligating slide. The ligating slide is movable between an open position in which an archwire
7416408 Aesthetic self-ligating orthodontic bracket August 26, 2008
A self-ligating orthodontic bracket for captivating an archwire with a tooth. The bracket includes a bracket body mountable to a tooth and a self-ligating mechanism having an archwire slot and a ligating slide. The ligating slide is movable between an open position in which an archwire
7338282 Single patient package for dental appliances and methods of using March 4, 2008
Packages for dispensing dental appliances of the type used in corrective orthodontic treatments, methods of using such packages, and methods of manufacturing such packages. The package generally includes a holder and drawers containing the dental appliances that are removable from the
7331782 Orthodontic suspension bracket and method of use February 19, 2008
An orthodontic appliance for attachment to a tooth with adhesive is provided that resists debonding due to impact. The appliance is provided with a compliant interface between the adhesive and the point of impact. An appliance may be provided with an orthodontic bracket suspended from a
7267545 Self-ligating orthodontic bracket September 11, 2007
An orthodontic bracket having a bracket body configured to be mounted to a tooth includes an archwire slot having a base surface defining a base plane and a slide engagement track defining a translation plane. The translation plane is angled with respect to the base plane. A ligating
7229282 Providing custom orthodontic treatment with appliance components from inventory June 12, 2007
Computer analysis is made of individual patient related data in order to select standard or pre-manufactured orthodontic appliances or appliance components (10) that are most likely to provide orthodontic treatment suitable for the individual patient. This analysis can be made by the
7207111 Method of manufacturing an endodontic instrument April 24, 2007
Method for manufacturing endodontic instruments having either helical or non-helical flutes with hard surfaces and resilient cutting edges by either an EDM or ECM process, wherein material is removed from the instrument blank in the desired flute pattern. The EDM or ECM process disin
7160106 Archwire assembly with stops January 9, 2007
An archwire assembly comprises an archwire with a crimpable sleeve adapted to slidably move along the archwire so as to be positioned between two adjacent brackets of orthodontic braces. The archwire assembly further includes a stop applied to the archwire and adapted to limit the moveme
7147469 Endodontic instrument December 12, 2006
A non-landed endodontic instrument has flutes formed along a working length of the instrument shaft. The flutes define cutting edges for shaping a root canal of a tooth. The cutting edges lie at a major diameter of the shaft and peripheral flute surfaces behind the cutting edges exte
7094053 Custom jig for placing orthodontic brackets and methods of making and using same August 22, 2006
A placement jig for locating an orthodontic appliance on a tooth is provided with a cavity formed in a jig body and conforming to the contour of an occlusal portion a tooth crown, which cavity is coated with a releasable adhesive to hold the jig to the tooth as the appliance is bonde
7002469 Remote dental display system February 21, 2006
A remote display unit is positioned to display remotely generated data without requiring a doctor to turn his or her head away from the object of the doctor's attention.
6968229 Apex locating system November 22, 2005
A method, apparatus and program product correlates measured endodontic signals to stored distance values indicative of probe position within a root canal. An appropriate distance value is retrieved from a memory having a plurality of electrical signal measurements and other information
6846179 Custom orthodontic appliance forming method and apparatus January 25, 2005
A system (10) and method by which an orthodontic appliance (25) is automatically designed and manufactured from digital lower jaw and tooth shape data of a patient provides for the scanning of the mouth of a patient (12), preferably from a model (20) of the patient's mouth, to produc
6818076 Multi-strand coil spring November 16, 2004
A stranded wire having improved fatigue characteristics and made of a shape memory and/or superelastic material, such as Ni/Ti or alloys thereof. Further, the stranded wire may be coiled along the entire length of the wire or only a portion thereof to form one or more coil springs. The
6783438 Method of manufacturing an endodontic instrument August 31, 2004
Method for manufacturing endodontic instruments having either helical or non-helical flutes. A method is provided for forming superelastic endodontic instruments having helical flutes, wherein a wire of superelastic material is formed into an instrument blank, and before twisting, th
6712611 Endodontic instrument with controlled flexibility and method of manufacturing same March 30, 2004
An endodontic instrument and method of manufacturing an instrument including an elongate member having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end, a distal end and a working length between the proximal and distal ends. The working length is formed with a plurality of surface portions ground fro
6712607 Orthodontic bracket for visual positioning March 30, 2004
Orthodontic appliances such as orthodontic brackets are provided with bases that are shaped to correspond to the profiles of the specific teeth to which they are to be attached. The shapes of the bases facilitate the visual placement of the appliances on the teeth of patients by visually
6655959 Orthodontic device for retraction/extension of teeth December 2, 2003
An orthodontic device for retraction or extension of teeth. The orthodontic device utilizes a spring and concentric sliding members to apply a biasing force to a patient's teeth in a manner that translates the teeth without rotation or tipping either tooth to which it is attached. A remo
6641394 Fluid material delivery devices and methods November 4, 2003
Devices and methods for the application of materials to an interior space of a tooth, such as the extirpated pulp chamber and/or root canals of the tooth subsequent to root canal surgery. The device has one or more syringe-like pistons and associated chambers for drawing a vacuum within
6616444 Custom orthodontic appliance forming method and apparatus September 9, 2003
A system and method by which an orthodontic appliance is automatically designed and manufactured from digital lower jaw and tooth shape data of a patient provides for preferably scanning a model of the patient's mouth to produce two or three dimensional images and digitizing contours and
6482003 Individual dose dental adhesive delivery system and method November 19, 2002
Individual doses of dental adhesive are dispensed onto a flat conformable card and enclosed under a cover sealed to the card. The cover is peeled off at chairside and individual doses of the adhesive are picked up by a wiping action of a dental tool or of an object to be bonded, such as,
6482001 Orthodontic screw expansion device November 19, 2002
An orthodontic expansion device which may be used for expanding the palate of a patient or for other orthodontic treatments. The expansion device is a compact design which essentially uses tubular-shaped screw actuating structure and rod-shaped screw actuating structure for connecting fi
6428634 Ni-Ti-Nb alloy processing method and articles formed from the alloy August 6, 2002
A method of processing a Ni--Ti--Nb based alloy which contains from about 4 to about 14 atomic percent Nb and in which the ratio of atomic percent Ni to atomic percent Ti is from about 3.8 to 1.2, comprising working the alloy sufficient to impart a textured structure to the alloy, at a
6419488 Endodontic instrument having a chisel tip July 16, 2002
An endodontic instrument for use in performing root canal procedures comprises an elongate working portion and a chisel tip portion which has removing edges that improve the effectiveness of the instrument in extirpating and enlarging the root canal.
6390813 Dental and orthodontic articles of reactive metals May 21, 2002
Dental and orthodontic articles comprising alloys of a material selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Si, Mo, Co, Nb and Be. The alloys may further include at least one secondary alloying element selected from the group consisting of Ta, Cr, Al, V, Pd, Hf and Fe. The alloys prefe
6382965 Orthodontic debonding tools and methods May 7, 2002
Debonding tools and methods especially useful for removing ceramic brackets adhesively bonded to the teeth of a patient. In general, the tool and methods involve applying a tensile force to one side of the bracket while avoiding point loading which may cause the bracket to break. The ten
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