Sherman L. Watson, Owner and President of Talon Acrylics, Inc., is the innovator, originator, developer, inventor and sole owner of all US and Foreign Patents and Trademarks associated with the compositions for Talon* and Revere® thermoplastic polymers.
Initial research and development began in 1984. Tests were conducted in the use of combinations of resilient polymers for lining complete and partial dentures and combinations of resilient polymers for TMJ/D interocclusal appliances. Finalization of research and development reveal toxicology numbers have a close identical chemical structure to methyl methacrylate. Hence, the superior bonding capability of Talon® and Revere® to methyl methacrylate without the use of adhesive agents. Following completed research and development and fulfillment of FDA requirements and US and Foreign patent procedures, Talon® thermoplastic polymer composition for TMJ/D interocclusal appliances was marketed first, beginning in 1992, with the addition of Revere® thermoplastic polymer composition introduced in 1998, for lining complete and partial dentures and other procedures as desired by laboratories.
Talon® and Revere* being the only internally plasticized polymers available, will not leach out any discernable free monomer and is the safest of all acrylics tested. The compositions remain resilient at body temperature and are very comfortable to the patients without being too soft. Talon® and Revere* thermoplastic polymer compositions will not harden over time, have "memory" and will not warp under normal wear and care of the appliances.
Talon* can be occlusally laminated with methyl methacrylate using any brand of clear quick cure acrylic by the sprinkle method, fluid resin pour technique, or pressure packed using denture flasks or by heat cure with flasks, or utilizing the heat cure pressure packed pneumatic injection systems on the market today. Laminating Talon® with hard methyl methacrylate fulfills provider preferences for the patient's opposing teeth occluding on hard acrylic, as desired for treatment of symptoms related to parafunctional activity while embracing the comfort and instant fit of the Talon* appliance substructure which engages all available undercuts for retention.
Revere® thermoplastic polymer composition for lining complete and partial dentures and other desirable preferences has superior adherence to methacrylates, coupled with ease of fabrication, comfort, non-toxic internally plasticized composition, non-cadmium color additives, correct degree of resiliency, and ability to engage available undercuts without causing impingement on soft tissues. It also will not leach out plasticizing agents and will not harden over time, has "memory" and will not warp under normal care and handling instructions.
Talon Acrylics Inc., appreciates you - the laboratory owners, technicians, dentists and auxiliary personnel. Our goal is continued support for you and your patients health and satisfaction. We will meet your needs in every way possible and in the most expedient manner. Feel free to contact us for any questions or comments. We are available to help you provide the best appliances for your clients, customers and patients.
Patents and Trademark Ownership
Sherman L. Watson / Talon Acrylics, Inc. owns 100% of US Patents #5,328,362 and #5,646,216 covering both the composition and appliance invention, as well as 100% ownership of all Foreign patents covering the composition and/or appliance invention. Sherman L. Watson / Talon Acrylics, Inc. owns 100% of the Trademarks ownership for the trademark Talon® and for the trademark Revere®. No other person(s) corporation(s) or other entities have ownership to the patents and or trademarks. Licensing of other person(s) or corporation(s) for the purpose of manufacturing and sales is permitted only by written consent of Sherman L. Watson.
Licensing for Manufacturing and Sales
Licensing of other person(s) and/or corporation(s) for the purpose of manufacturing and sales of Talon® and/or Revere® is permitted only by written consent of Sherman L. Watson / Talon Acrylics, Inc.
Our address is:
Talon Acrylics, Inc.
710 Strauss Ave.
Winchester, Oregon 97495-8930
Toll free telephone: 1-888-433-2551 or (503) 262-9307
Fax telephone number: (503) 253-0550