Patent Number: 6,169,781

Title: Sensor that can be placed intraorally in the mouth of a patient for the production of tooth/jaw exposures of a patient

Abstract: A sensor that can be placed intraorally in the mouth of a patient for the production of tooth/jaw exposures of a patient has a narrow housing, approximately rectangular in a top view, for an image detector and a control circuit board to which lines are connected, which can be connected, with a free end, with an image processing unit via a connecting cable exiting from the housing at the back wall of the housing. At least one narrow side of the housing has a rounded shape that is adapted to the anatomical characteristics of the upper jaw of an average patient.

Inventors: Doebert; Michael (Lorsch, DE), Phleps; Tilman (Lorsch, DE), Zeller; Uwe (Neu Anspach, DE)

Assignee: Sirona Dental Systems GmbH & Co. KG

International Classification: A61B 6/14 (20060101); A61B 006/14 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018