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Arrangements for intraoral scanning
17 Aug 21
Systems and methods for producing aligners for repositioning one or more teeth of a user include a management system including a communications device, a processor, and memory.
Jordan Katzman, Alex Fenkell, David Katzman, Christopher Yancey, Josh Chapman, Jessica Cicurel
Filed: 7 Dec 20
APP
Utility
Systems and Methods for User Monitoring
11 Mar 21
A monitoring system includes a communications circuit and an analysis circuit where the communications circuit is configured to receive an image of a user from a social media system and receive orthodontic treatment plan data associated with the user from an aligner fabrication computer system.
Christopher Yancey, John Dargis, Alex Fenkell
Filed: 6 Sep 19
APP
Utility
Systems and Methods for Laser Trimming Dental Aligners
18 Feb 21
A system includes an orientation determination system comprising a camera where the camera is configured to capture an image of an orientation feature of a physical dental model of a dental arch of a customer with material thermoformed thereon.
Clete Culp, Jordan Katzman, Steve Cicurel, Christopher Yancey
Filed: 17 Apr 20
APP
Utility
Multifunctional Dental Appliance and Toothbrush Cleaner
18 Feb 21
A cleaning device includes a body, a cover, a germicidal lamp, and a vibration mechanism.
Josh Chapman, Brittany Lacey
Filed: 14 Aug 19
APP
Utility
Dental Model Holding System
18 Feb 21
A fixture plate includes a base having a contact face configured to support a dental model having a model identifier on a bottom surface.
Josh Long, Christopher Yancey, Roland Harris, Chris Sorrells
Filed: 14 Aug 19
APP
Utility
Systems and Methods for Orthodontic Decision Support
28 Jan 21
A system for generating a desired result of an orthodontic treatment plan may include an orthodontic decision support system and a scanning system.
Christopher Yancey, Ryan Ogletree
Filed: 17 Feb 20
APP
Utility
Systems and Methods for Analyzing Dental Impressions
9 Dec 20
A method for analyzing a dental impression including receiving, by a dental impression review computer system, an image of a first dental impression administered by a user of the user's teeth, analyzing, by the dental impression review computer system, the image of the first dental impression, and providing, by the dental impression review computer system, feedback to the user based on the analysis.
Christopher Yancey, Duane Daniel Hunter
Filed: 7 Nov 19
GRANT
Utility
Arrangements for intraoral scanning
7 Dec 20
Systems and methods for producing aligners include an appointment management system that receives a request to schedule an appointment at an intraoral scanning site and schedules the appointment at the intraoral scanning site based on the request.
Jordan Katzman, Alex Fenkell, David Katzman, Christopher Yancey, Josh Chapman, Jessica Cicurel
Filed: 26 Apr 20
APP
Utility
Scanning Device
11 Nov 20
A system comprising a scanning device is operable by a user to scan teeth of the user to acquire images of the teeth.
Christopher Yancey, Jordan Katzman
Filed: 10 Dec 19
APP
Utility
Mouthpiece for Teeth Whitening
4 Nov 20
A system includes a whitening light having a mouthpiece having a first light array for directing light onto a plurality of lower teeth of a user and a second light array for directing light onto a plurality of upper teeth of the user, and a rear portion including a first charging mechanism and a first power source where the first power source is communicably coupled to the first light array and the second light array.
Josh Chapman, Melissa French, Austin Pickett, Jennifer Kirkpatrick, Russ Stewart
Filed: 19 Jul 20
APP
Utility
Systems and Methods for Shearing Adjustment of a Dental Aligner Cutting Tool
7 Oct 20
A system for adjusting a cutting tool includes a cutting system having a cutting tool configured to cut material thermoformed to a dental model.
Tuan Do, Ian Kitching
Filed: 31 Oct 19
APP
Utility
Systems and Methods for Trimming Dental Aligners
9 Sep 20
A method of cutting a dental aligner includes identifying a gingival line in a model representative of a user's dentition where the gingival line is an interface of a teeth portion and a gingival portion of the model, generating a plurality of points in the gingival portion of the model where each point of the plurality of points is generated at a threshold distance from the gingival line, generating a cut line that intersects at least some of the points of the plurality of points, and controlling a cutting system to cut the dental aligner along the cut line.
Christopher Yancey, Josh Long, Tony Solarek, Ian Kitching
Filed: 4 Mar 19
APP
Utility
Limited Wear Aligner and Treatment Methods
19 Aug 20
A method for orthodontic treatment includes providing an aligner configured to move a tooth of a user and providing a movement stimulus associated with the aligner where the movement stimulus is configured to move the tooth of the user substantially the same amount when the aligner is worn by the user less than twenty-two hours a day according to a treatment plan specifying a total number of treatment days than the aligner alone would be able to move the tooth when worn for at least twenty-two hours a day for the total number of treatment days.
Duane Daniel Hunter, John Dargis
Filed: 19 Feb 19
APP
Utility
Limited Wear Aligner and Treatment Methods
19 Aug 20
A method for orthodontic treatment includes providing a first set of aligners to a user.
Duane Daniel Hunter, John Dargis
Filed: 23 Jul 19
APP
Utility
Systems and Methods for Selecting and Marking a Location on a Dental Aligner
12 Aug 20
Described herein are systems and methods for marking a dental aligner.
Josh Long, Christopher Yancey, Tony Solarek, Clete Culp
Filed: 14 Nov 19
APP
Utility
Arrangements for Intraoral Scanning
12 Aug 20
Systems and methods for producing aligners include an appointment management system that receives a request to schedule an appointment at an intraoral scanning site and schedules the appointment at the intraoral scanning site based on the request.
Jordan Katzman, Alex Fenkell, David Katzman, Christopher Yancey, Josh Chapman, Jessica Cicurel
Filed: 26 Apr 20
APP
Utility
Systems and Methods for Marking Models for Dental Aligner Fabrication
5 Aug 20
Described herein are systems and methods for marking models for dental aligner fabrication.
Josh Long, Christopher Yancey, Tony Solarek, Daniel Pfeffer, Clete Culp
Filed: 5 Feb 19
GRANT
Utility
Mouthpiece for teeth whitening
20 Jul 20
The mouthpiece includes an arch-shaped guard having an inner surface.
Russ Stewart, Jan Lombardo
Filed: 9 Aug 18
GRANT
Utility
Systems and methods for intraoral device quality control
22 Jun 20
A method for analyzing a quality of a dental aligner includes receiving, by a processor, a digital dental aligner generated based on a fabricated dental aligner, analyzing, by the processor, the digital dental aligner to identify a quality characteristic of the fabricated dental aligner, determining, by the processor, that the quality characteristic is anomalous, and flagging, by the processor, the fabricated dental aligner indicating that the fabricated dental aligner is rejected in response to determining that the quality characteristic is anomalous.
John Dargis, Josh Long
Filed: 14 Aug 19
GRANT
Utility
Systems and methods for thermoforming dental aligners
22 Jun 20
A system includes a plurality of assemblies each configured to support a dental mold and a material, a heating system configured to heat the material, a forming system configured to form a chamber encompassing the dental mold and at least a portion of the heated material, and to cause the heated material to form over the dental mold, and a conveyor system configured to move the plurality of assemblies from a loading area to the heating system, from the heating system to the forming system, and from the forming system to an unloading area.
Clete Culp, Christopher Yancey, John Dargis, Mark French, Daniel Pfeffer, Steve Cicurel
Filed: 28 May 19
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