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  • zoedach99 zoedach99 Feb 20, 2014 4:20 PM Flag

    Sigma's dental implant patent

    Noticed today that Stratasys entered a reseller agreement with a medical laser device company that will sell SSYS's Objet printers into dental offices for onsite manufacturing of various implants. I have never seen a description or explanation of Sigma's patent for dental implants. Does anyone on this board know what the patent covers, and could the SSYS move into the dentist office be a good thing for Sigma?

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    • Check into Manhattan Scientifics (MHTX)

    • rniesen77@gmail.com rniesen77 Feb 25, 2014 9:09 PM Flag

      SGLB has a patent on a surface "texture" that 3D printers create when printing a dental implant that speeds up tissue healing. They have a company that markets this for them. It was announced November 2013 which. They obtained this patent from work at Los Alamos National Laboratories as well as others that they are now working on way to monetize.

    • SSYS could probably use SGLB's IPQA to assure quality control.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Ah I found it. Look under Google patents search.
      Medical implants with enhanced osseointegration
      WO 2013074755 A1

      ABSTRACT
      Medical implants with non-equilibrium surface structures are disclosed. The surface treatment of the implants greatly enhances osseointegration, reduces time to recovery following implant surgery, reduces surgery-related infections, and improves outcomes. The implants, including dental implants and other implants for insertion into or attachment to bone, are applicable to treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions. The methods of altering the surface properties of medical implants include exposure of a crystalline surface material, such as metal or ceramic, to a short burst of high thermal energy or shock, resulting in the introduction of a non-equilibrium concentration of crystal lattice defects in a surface layer.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • I looked on the patent sites but could not yet find the particular patent in question however.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • 1 Reply to johnnykabuki_xxxxx
      • Closest Reference: VIR-1

        United States Patent Application 20050142288
        Kind Code A1
        Strait, Jared June 30, 2005
        Integral pigments in composite surfaces

        Abstract
        The invention includes methods for imparting spectral characteristics to composite materials by coating prepreg or dry reinforcement materials with pigment, then processing the prepreg or dry reinforcement materials using conventional composite processing methods. The resulting composite material products are lightweight and have durable treatments. The invention further includes composite materials with spectral characteristics imparted by the methods of the invention.

        DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

        [0021] The invention provides methods for imparting desired spectral characteristics to the surfaces of composite materials by imbedding active pigments directly into the surface of a composite such as a fiber reinforced composite laminate. The methods can be used on a wide variety of composite materials, including many types of reinforcement materials and many types of matrix materials. The methods of the invention have been successfully used with matrix materials including, for example, vinyl ester resins Derakane 8084 (Dow), Derakane 510A-40 (Dow), KO18 (AOC) and epoxy resins such as EPON 815C/Versamid 150 (Shell). The methods of the invention have been successfully used with reinforcement materials including 1583 Style E-Glass (Hexcel), S2-Glass Woven Rovings (FMI), 4060 Style Carbon (FMI), 4988 Style Kevlar (FMI) and others. Furthermore, the methods can be used with many types of pigments, including visible and infrared pigment particles and pigment-coated microspheres, including, for example, GL-0252 (Mo-Sci), 3M59 (3M), 3M61 (3M), Stainless Steel Flakes (Novamet), Oxidized Nickel Flakes (Novamet), VIR-1 (Sigma Labs), 264-8142 (Sun Chemical), 272-6123 (Sun Chemical), 34K6 (Johnson Matthey), 34E30 (Johnson Matthey), 34P2 (Johnson Matthey), and others.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Great question. You have got me curious. Time to research.

      • 2 Replies to johnnykabuki_xxxxx
      • SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Labs, Inc. (OTCBB: SGLB) announced today that it has obtained the complete assignment interest in its critical patent on advanced dental implant technology thereby enabling commercialization to proceed unencumbered. This supports Sigma Labs exclusive marketing agreement (EMA) with Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. (http://mhtx.com). The EMA sets forth the parties intent to market Sigma Labs technology to prospective licensees and strategic partners. The Sigma Labs rapid healing implant uses former U.S. National Laboratory technology to create a surface that can completely integrate with bone in four to six weeks, with attendent reduction of inflamation and patient discomfort.
        Mark Cola, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Labs, stated that, "In an continuing effort to monetize our full IP portfolio while maintaining focus on our efforts in PrintRite3D® for metal 3D printing, we are pleased to work with Manhattan Scientifics to identify prospective licensees and strategic partners for our advanced dental implant technology. Manhattan Scientifics has a similar heritage of commercializing advanced technology from leading U.S. national research institutions."
        Manny Tsoupanarias, Chief Executive Officer of Manhattan Scientifics further stated that, "We are pleased to have the opportunity to market Sigma Labs dental technology. We feel this technology may be very attractive to the global dental implant market and potentially other implants as well. We plan to leverage our previous work and contacts within the industry to create new opportunities for both of our companies." Manny Tsoupanarias continued that "Sigma Labs technology is entirely in line with our focus on nano-medicine technologies and augments our previous work in nanomaterials for dental implants."

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • Ha - you got a thumbs down for research! That'll teach ya.

 
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