Resources Contact Us Home
Orthodontic bracket with rotary ligating cover

Image Number 3 for United States Patent #7585171.

The present invention provides designs for a self-ligating orthodontic bracket. According to one embodiment, the self-ligating orthodontic bracket includes a mounting base for attachment to a tooth surface, an archwire slot formed upon the base and sized for receiving an orthodontic archwire, a rotary ligating cover selectively rotatable between an open position permitting access to the archwire slot and a closed position covering the archwire slot, and one or more locking features for holding the rotary ligating cover in a closed position. In one embodiment, the bracket includes one or more locking tabs on the rotary ligating cover aligned in coplanar relation to the rotary ligating cover and cooperatively mating with cutout portions in the base. In one embodiment, the bracket includes at least one resilient retention mechanism adjacent to the one or more locking tabs and aligned in coplanar relation to the rotary ligating cover. The resilient retention mechanism may include one or more relief channels permitting flexing of at least portions of the rotary ligating cover adjacent to the one or more locking tabs.

  Recently Added Patents
Authenticating messages sent between a vehicle and a central facility
Specimen preparation device, and control method in specimen preparation device
Motion-compensated prediction of inter-layer residuals
Alterable account number
Method of providing user-tailored entertainment experience at hospitality location and hospitality media system thereof
Real-time demand prediction in a fast service restaurant environment
Semiconductor memory device, test circuit, and test operation method thereof
  Randomly Featured Patents
Toner supplying mechanism
Liquid bird feeder
Methane storage device
Article comprising light absorbent composition to mask visual haze and related methods
Sleeve for a hose
Power generation system suitable for hybrid electric vehicles
Racket string correction tool
Assigning a processor to a logical partition
Method and system for depleting backlog in a communication system
System with a separate unit for supplying wrapping material in strip form