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US2021007822A1
CARRIER ELEMENT FOR SUPPORTING AT LEAST ONE MEDICAL OR DENTAL INSTRUMENT IN A CLEANING OR CARE DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2021007822A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-14 Application Number: 16/924,748 Filing Date: 2020-07-09 Inventor: Pruckner, Christian   Kainhofer, Manfred   Reiter, Michael   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61B50/33 Abstract: A carrier element for supporting at least one medical or dental instrument in a cleaning or care device, wherein the instrument comprises a first transmitting and receiving unit for wireless transmission of electromagnetic radiation having data and/or energy with a second transmitting and receiving unit. A coupling antenna is provided on the carrier element, which receives and in turn emits the electromagnetic radiation wirelessly transmitted between the first and second transmitting and receiving units in order to support the wireless transmission of the electromagnetic radiation between the first transmitting and receiving unit and the second transmitting and receiving unit. A method for wireless transmission of electromagnetic radiation with a corresponding carrier element is also described.
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US10575923B2
Drive device for a medical, dental or surgical tool
Publication/Patent Number: US10575923B2 Publication Date: 2020-03-03 Application Number: 14/944,041 Filing Date: 2015-11-17 Inventor: Rothenwaender, Michael   Rehrl, Hermann   Spitzauer, Josef   Eder, Karlheinz   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61C1/18 Abstract: Different mechanical drive devices for a medical, dental or surgical tool are described that are designed to put the tool into an oscillating, rotational motion, wherein the oscillating, rotational motion comprises an alternating rotation of the tool by a first angle of rotation in a first rotational direction and by a second angle of rotation in a second rotational direction substantially opposed to the first rotational direction, wherein the first and second angles of rotation may have different values, so that during multiple sequential rotations in the first and second rotational directions, the tool cumulatively experiences a rotational motion in a preferred direction.
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US10610309B2
Dental system
Publication/Patent Number: US10610309B2 Publication Date: 2020-04-07 Application Number: 15/257,724 Filing Date: 2016-09-06 Inventor: Schröck, Rainer   Tannebaum, Wolfgang   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61B34/00 Abstract: A medical or dental system with at least one first transmitting and/or receiving unit and at least one second transmitting and/or receiving unit, wherein the at least two transmitting and/or receiving units are designed for the capacitive coupling of electric signals into and/or out of a human body, so that an electric path which extends through the human body of the user and/or of the person to be treated can be established for the transmission of electric signals between the at least one first transmitting and/or receiving unit and the at least one second transmitting and/or receiving unit, in order to transmit data between the at least two transmitting and/or receiving units.
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US2020197142A1
DENTAL PROPHYLACTIC TREATMENT DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020197142A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-25 Application Number: 16/732,100 Filing Date: 2019-12-31 Inventor: Helfenbein, Gerald   Hochradl, Gerhard   Ploy, Gernot   Eibl, Johann   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61C17/00 Abstract: A dental prophylactic treatment device having: a prophylactic contra-angle handpiece having a handle part extending along a longitudinal axis, a head part adjoining the handle part, a tool holder rotatably disposed in the head part and extending along an axis of rotation, wherein the longitudinal axis of the handle part and the axis of rotation of the head part are disposed at an angle to one another, and a dental tool having a tool shaft and a prophylactic treatment section, wherein the tool shaft extends from a handpiece end of the dental tool over a length up to the prophylactic treatment section, wherein at least a section of the tool shaft is detachably received in the tool holder, so that the dental tool together with the tool holder can be rotated about the axis of rotation, and wherein the length of the tool shaft is a maximum of 10.0 mm.
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US10828129B2
Tool-coupling device for a vibration transferring handpiece
Publication/Patent Number: US10828129B2 Publication Date: 2020-11-10 Application Number: 15/296,219 Filing Date: 2016-10-18 Inventor: Eder, Karlheinz   Brugger, Wilhelm   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61C1/07 Abstract: A vibration-transmitting medical tool-coupling device includes a first coupling element and a second coupling element, wherein one of the two coupling elements is designed as a coupling protrusion insertible into a coupling recess on the other coupling element, wherein the coupling protrusion and the coupling recess each have a first section having a thread with at least one thread flight for releasable connection of the two coupling elements and one second section which is designed so that the two coupling elements can be positioned relative to one another and are displaceable along the shared longitudinal axis before the two coupling elements can be connected releasably to one another by the thread. A guide ring which extends around the coupling protrusion is provided on one end of the thread which is arranged on the coupling protrusion and the at least one thread flight of the thread ends at this guide ring.
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US2020390519A1
MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENT DEVICE AND TOOL FOR SUCH A TREATMENT DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020390519A1 Publication Date: 2020-12-17 Application Number: 17/003,879 Filing Date: 2020-08-26 Inventor: Brandstaetter, Andreas   Pruckner, Christian   Auer, Theresa   Eibl, Johann   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61C1/00 Abstract: A medical or dental treatment device comprises a tool retainer, a measuring coil and an evaluation device. The tool retainer can be connected to a plurality of different tools. The measuring coil can be supplied with a periodic electrical energy. The evaluation device can be connected to the measuring coil for detecting whether a tool is connected to the treatment device or which of a plurality of tools is connected to the treatment device. On the basis of an electromagnetic (e.g., inductive) coupling between the tool accommodated in the tool retainer and the measuring coil supplied with the periodic energy, a periodic measurement signal specific to each tool can be generated and assigned by the evaluation device to the tool. The evaluation device determines the phase shift of the electrical voltage and of the electric current of the periodic measurement signal.
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US10653399B2
Medical or dental instrument with a temperature-measuring device
Publication/Patent Number: US10653399B2 Publication Date: 2020-05-19 Application Number: 15/346,572 Filing Date: 2016-11-08 Inventor: Pruckner, Christian   Eder, Karlheinz   Grosslhuber, Johann   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61B17/00 Abstract: Medical or dental instruments, preferably handpieces, can have different temperature-measuring devices for measuring the temperature in the instrument or of at least a part of the instrument. The temperature-measuring devices can be designed, for example, to measure the temperature contactlessly by detection of electromagnetic radiation or to measure the temperature of an interior of the instrument that can be heated by a heat source. The temperature-measuring devices may be designed, for example, as electrical temperature-measuring devices or may have a magnetic material whose magnetic property is a function of temperature and/or has a temperature-dependent course. The temperature-measuring device may have, for example, an electrical switching device and a signal device wherein the signal device is switched at least between a first signal condition and a second signal condition when a temperature limit value is reached or exceeded or is underrun.
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US2020188039A1
DENTAL SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020188039A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-18 Application Number: 16/802,488 Filing Date: 2020-02-26 Inventor: Schröck, Rainer   Tannebaum, Wolfgang   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61B34/00 Abstract: A medical or dental system with at least one first transmitting and/or receiving unit and at least one second transmitting and/or receiving unit, wherein the at least two transmitting and/or receiving units are designed for the capacitive coupling of electric signals into and/or out of a human body, so that an electric path which extends through the human body of the user and/or of the person to be treated can be established for the transmission of electric signals between the at least one first transmitting and/or receiving unit and the at least one second transmitting and/or receiving unit, in order to transmit data between the at least two transmitting and/or receiving units.
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US2020143941A1
METHOD FOR WEB-BASED DATA TRANSFER FOR A DENTAL OR DENTAL-SURGICAL TREATMENT OR DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM AND SUCH A TREATMENT OR DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020143941A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-07 Application Number: 16/675,869 Filing Date: 2019-11-06 Inventor: Schöchl, Andreas   Reiter, Michael   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: G16H40/67 Abstract: Methods and systems for transferring at least one data set between a dental or dental-surgical treatment or diagnosis device and an external memory element located outside the dental or dental-surgical treatment or diagnosis device, wherein the at least one data set is transferred in a web-based manner via the Internet and a cloud computing network comprising the external memory element. A corresponding dental or dental-surgical treatment or diagnosis system comprises a dental or dental-surgical treatment or diagnosis device and a transmitting and receiving device for communicatively connecting to a remote-control human-machine interface. The transmitting and receiving device is designed for providing a web-based connection via the Internet and a cloud computing network to the remote-control human-machine interface.
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US2020202191A1
MEDICAL OR DENTAL INSTRUMENT HAVING AN RFID MEMORY TAG
Publication/Patent Number: US2020202191A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-25 Application Number: 16/718,115 Filing Date: 2019-12-17 Inventor: Pruckner, Christian   Spitzauer, Josef   Reiter, Michael   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: G06K19/07 Abstract: A medical or dental instrument having a metal instrument component and an RFID memory tag having a memory chip for storing data, wherein the RFID memory tag is attached to the medical or dental instrument such that the RFID memory tag is electrically connected to the metal instrument component such that the metal instrument component forms an antenna for the RFID memory tag for wireless energy and/or data transfer. An electrically conductive coupling element electrically connects the RFID memory tag to the metal instrument component forming an antenna, the electrically conductive coupling element having a planar first coupling surface on which the RFID memory tag is arranged and a second coupling surface arranged on the metal instrument component forming the antenna. A method for manufacturing or retrofitting a corresponding medical or dental instrument is also described.
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US10874480B2
Coupling device for detachably connecting a medical or dental instrument to a drive unit or a supply hose
Publication/Patent Number: US10874480B2 Publication Date: 2020-12-29 Application Number: 16/058,968 Filing Date: 2018-08-08 Inventor: Mangelberger, Michael   Baier, Christof   Tannebaum, Wolfgang   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61B90/90 Abstract: A coupling device for detachably connecting a medical or dental instrument to a drive unit or a supply hose for transfer of at least one of data, energy, a driving movement and a working medium between the drive unit or the supply hose and the instrument includes a first coupling element and a second coupling element. One of the coupling elements includes a coupling recess and the other includes a coupling protrusion insertable therein. One of the coupling elements includes a positioning element and the other includes an indentation into which the positioning element can be inserted to position the coupling elements in a defined angular position about a shared axis. One of the coupling elements includes a memory unit for storage of data and the other includes a transfer unit, so that data can be transferred from the memory unit by the transfer unit to the other coupling element.
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US2020168772A1
LED/LD ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH SEPARATE LUMINOPHORE CONFIGURATION, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME
Publication/Patent Number: US2020168772A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-28 Application Number: 16/627,823 Filing Date: 2018-05-24 Inventor: Riemer, Steffen   Schrank, Franz   Uitz, Patrick   Brugger, Wilhelm   Irran, Thomas   Assignee: Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH   W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: H01L33/50 Abstract: The invention relates to an illuminating device (1) comprising a substrate (2), a non-transparent spacer (4) which is connected to the substrate (2) so as to be hermetically sealed, an opening in the spacer (4), opposite said substrate (2), and an illumination element (3) positioned beneath the spacer (4) and beneath the opening, which element is connected to the substrate (2) so as to be hermetically sealed, characterized in that the opening in the spacer (4) is closed, so as to be hermetically sealed, by an optical element (5) consisting of a glass material the volume of which comprises at least one luminophore and thus constitutes a luminescent composite glass material.
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USD843584S1
Container
Publication/Patent Number: USD843584S1 Publication Date: 2019-03-19 Application Number: 29/610,306 Filing Date: 2017-07-11 Inventor: Galluseder, Florian   Meburger, Jürgen   Eibl, Johann   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC:
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US2019209279A1
MEDICAL OR DENTAL CLEANING AND/OR CARE DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2019209279A1 Publication Date: 2019-07-11 Application Number: 16/353,815 Filing Date: 2019-03-14 Inventor: Galluseder, Florian   Meburger, Jürgen   Eibl, Johann   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61C19/00 Abstract: Medical or dental cleaning and/or care device for cleaning and/or care of at least one instrument, comprising: a housing, a plurality of chambers, each of the plurality of chambers configured to accommodate at least one instrument, wherein each chamber has at least one dispensing element for dispensing at least one cleaning agent and/or care agent into the respective chamber and/or to the instrument accommodated in the respective chamber, an opening in the housing, through which the plurality of chambers can be loaded with instruments, and a cover for closing the opening and the plurality of chambers, wherein only a part of the opening can be closed by the cover so that when at least one of the plurality of chambers is completely closed, at least another one of the plurality of chambers is not completely closed.
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US10485405B2
Coupling device for releasable connection of a medical or dental handpiece to a drive unit or to a supply tubing
Publication/Patent Number: US10485405B2 Publication Date: 2019-11-26 Application Number: 15/384,707 Filing Date: 2016-12-20 Inventor: Mangelberger, Michael   Pruckner, Christian   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61B1/00 Abstract: A coupling device for releasably connecting a handpiece to another component. One of a first coupling element and a second coupling element, is designed as a coupling cavity, into which a coupling protrusion on the other coupling element can be inserted. A positioning element is disposed on the first coupling element or the second coupling element and can be inserted into a first recess on the other coupling element to position the two coupling elements in a defined angular position about their common axis. A light source disposed in a second recess on the first or second coupling element can be coupled to an optical fiber on the other coupling element. A transfer element disposed on the first or second coupling element and inserted into a third recess on the other coupling element is configured to transfer data, signals and/or energy between the first and second coupling elements.
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US10470844B2
Dental or dental surgical ultrasonic tool
Publication/Patent Number: US10470844B2 Publication Date: 2019-11-12 Application Number: 15/889,030 Filing Date: 2018-02-05 Inventor: Angermeier, Bernd   Brugger, Wilhelm   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61C3/03 Abstract: A dental or dental surgical ultrasonic tool, comprising: a tool body, a connecting device for connection to an ultrasonic source, a working section extending along a longitudinal axis and designed to penetrate into bone to be treated, and a liquid line extending through the tool body in the direction of the working section and ending in at least one opening for the discharge of a liquid, wherein the working section has a distal end face with multiple cutting edges and a lateral surface connected thereto, wherein at least one channel for conveying a liquid is provided in the lateral surface, and wherein the at least one opening of the liquid line is disposed on the lateral surface in the at least one channel or directly adjacent to the at least one channel. Additionally or alternatively, the at least one channel extends helically around the longitudinal axis of the working section.
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US10287674B2
Coating for a medical, dental or surgical instrument
Publication/Patent Number: US10287674B2 Publication Date: 2019-05-14 Application Number: 15/018,276 Filing Date: 2016-02-08 Inventor: Wagner, Beate   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: C23C16/40 Abstract: A medical, dental or surgical instrument comprising a substrate on at least part of the instrument with a rough surface structure and a layer which is applied to or deposited on the substrate in such a way that the rough surface structure of the substrate is at least not completely smoothed by the layer or the roughness is increased, wherein the layer applied to or deposited on the substrate is embodied as a glass-ceramic layer. In addition, for producing such an instrument or part thereof is described.
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US2018153466A1
MEDICAL OR DENTAL DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE QUALITY OF A BONE
Publication/Patent Number: US2018153466A1 Publication Date: 2018-06-07 Application Number: 15/873,853 Filing Date: 2018-01-17 Inventor: Brugger, Wilhelm   Ploy, Gernot   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61C8/00 Abstract: A medical or dental device for determining a bone's quality by cutting a thread into the bone with a rotating threaded element comprises a control unit having a measurement circuit configured: (i) to determine values of the motor current via a first electrical contact device with which the motor drive is supplied for rotational drive of the threaded element that can be connected to the motor drive, the current values being a measure of the bone's quality; (ii) to monitor and/or to determine the penetration depth of the threaded element into the bone, and (iii) to generate measurement signals which show the relationship between the penetration depth and the determined current values or parameters derived therefrom, and to transmit these signals to a display unit, which displays the relationship between the determined current values or parameters derived therefrom, in particular the bone's quality, and the penetration depth.
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US2018353261A1
COUPLING DEVICE FOR DETACHABLY CONNECTING A MEDICAL OR DENTAL INSTRUMENT TO A DRIVE UNIT OR A SUPPLY HOSE
Publication/Patent Number: US2018353261A1 Publication Date: 2018-12-13 Application Number: 16/058,968 Filing Date: 2018-08-08 Inventor: Mangelberger, Michael   Baier, Christof   Tannebaum, Wolfgang   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61C1/00 Abstract: A coupling device for detachably connecting a medical or dental instrument to a drive unit or a supply hose for transfer of at least one of data, energy, a driving movement and a working medium between the drive unit or the supply hose and the instrument includes a first coupling element and a second coupling element. One of the coupling elements includes a coupling recess and the other includes a coupling protrusion insertable therein. One of the coupling elements includes a positioning element and the other includes an indentation into which the positioning element can be inserted to position the coupling elements in a defined angular position about a shared axis. One of the coupling elements includes a memory unit for storage of data and the other includes a transfer unit, so that data can be transferred from the memory unit by the transfer unit to the other coupling element.
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US2018280113A1
MEDICAL ULTRASONIC TREATMENT DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2018280113A1 Publication Date: 2018-10-04 Application Number: 15/922,362 Filing Date: 2018-03-15 Inventor: Auer, Theresa   Brandstaetter, Andreas   Schroeck, Rainer   Brugger, Wilhelm   Assignee: W h dentalwerk b xfc rmoos gmbh   IPC: A61C1/07 Abstract: A medical, particularly a dental or dental surgical, ultrasonic treatment device for generating ultrasonic vibrations and transmitting the ultrasonic vibration to a tool, which can be connected to the ultrasonic treatment device, the medical ultrasonic treatment device having: an ultrasonic vibration generator with a plurality of piezoelectric elements to which an electric voltage can be applied, and a circuit board to supply the plurality of piezoelectric elements with the electric voltage. Furthermore, a method for manufacturing a corresponding medical ultrasonic treatment device is described.
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