News Article | May 3, 2017
"Our acquisition of American Eagle builds on Young's foundation in preventive dentistry and allows us to offer a complete portfolio of premium branded preventive products," added Andrew Jones, Vice President of Corporate Development at Young Innovations. "We will continue to aggressively pursue our focused acquisition strategy to drive future growth in our core categories." "The combination of American Eagle and Young's strong international customer relationships and clinical focus will support accelerated global expansion for the combined Company," said Dan Garrick, Vice President of Global Business Development at Young Innovations. "Further, the breadth and quality of the product portfolio will facilitate our ability to offer our premium products in attractive markets around the world." "We built American Eagle Instruments over the last 25 years to provide the world's finest quality dental hand instruments, with a focus on Better Dentistry by Design," said Brad Heckerman, Founder and CEO of American Eagle. "We feel strongly that Young is an outstanding partner to shepherd the Company forward to continued success and the sustained development of the American Eagle Family." Brad Heckerman will join Young on a consulting basis following the transaction. There are no changes to ordering and service procedures for customers or vendors. American Eagle products will continue to be proudly manufactured in Montana. Young Innovations, Inc. is a portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners. D.A. Davidson & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to American Eagle Instruments, Inc. in this transaction. About Young Innovations, Inc. Young Innovations is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of supplies and equipment used by dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and consumers. Our portfolio of brands includes products that hold leadership positions in the preventive, restorative, orthodontic, endodontic and diagnostic segments. With its mission of Creating Smiles, Creating Possibilities, Young focuses on delivering innovative, high-quality products and solutions to clinicians and their patients. We seek out opportunities to enhance our portfolio of brands and products through organic growth and acquisitions. About Linden Capital Partners Linden Capital Partners is Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on leveraged buyouts in the healthcare and life sciences industries. Linden's strategy is based upon three elements: i) healthcare and life science industry specialization, ii) integrated private equity and operating expertise, and iii) strategic relationships with large corporations. Linden invests in middle market platforms in the medical products, specialty distribution, pharmaceutical, and services segments of healthcare. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/young-innovations-announces-acquisition-of-american-eagle-instruments-inc-300451115.html
Cheng Y.H.,American Eagle Instruments Inc. |
Browne T.,American Eagle Instruments Inc. |
Heckerman B.,American Eagle Instruments Inc. |
Meletis E.I.,University of Texas at Arlington
Surface and Coatings Technology | Year: 2010
TiSiN coatings with a thickness of 2.5 μm were deposited using a Large Area Filtered Arc Deposition (LAFAD) technique with TiSi targets having different Si content. The influence of the Si content in the coatings on the mechanical properties and tribological behaviors of the TiSiN coatings were systematically studied using nanoindentation and a pin-on-disk tribometer. Nanoindentation results show that the hardness and Young's modulus of the TiSiN coatings increase with increasing Si content in the coatings. Wear test results indicate that the wear rate and friction coefficient of the 440a stainless steel coupons were significantly reduced by deposition of the TiSiN coatings, and the tribological behaviors of the TiSiN coatings are strongly dependent on the Si content in the coatings and the testing ball material. TiSiN coatings exhibit similar friction coefficient when tested against Al2O3 and 302 stainless steel balls, but increasing Si content in the coatings causes an increase in the friction coefficient of the TiSiN coatings. With the increase in the Si content in the coatings, the wear rate of the TiSiN coatings decreases when tested against Al2O3 balls, but increases significantly when tested against 302 stainless steel balls. The capability of forming a transfer layer on the ball surface contributes to the change in the friction coefficient and wear rate with Si content in the coating and ball materials. © 2009 Elsevier B.V.
Cheng Y.H.,American Eagle Instruments Inc. |
Browne T.,American Eagle Instruments Inc. |
Heckerman B.,American Eagle Instruments Inc.
Wear | Year: 2011
CrN coatings were deposited using a large area filtered cathodic arc deposition (LAFAD) technique from Cr targets under the atmosphere of pure N 2 at a pressure of 0.02Pa and temperature of 350°C. The mechanical and tribological properties of the CrN coatings were characterized using nanoindentation and pin-on-disk tribometer. The mechanical and tribological properties of the TiN coatings deposited by the same technique were also included as a reference. It was found that CrN coatings possess lower hardness and elastic modulus than that of the TiN coatings. As compared with TiN coatings, when tested against Al 2O 3 balls, CrN coatings exhibit much lower friction coefficient (0.39) and wear rate (1.3×10 -7mm 3/Nm), but the Al 2O 3 balls have much higher wear rate when tested against CrN coatings. When 302 stainless steel balls were used, both CrN and TiN coatings have similar friction coefficient, and the balls were seriously worn with a comparable wear rate when tested against the two coatings. No wear of CrN and TiN coatings could be seen. However, wear debris deposited on the coating surface with a similar deposition rate. The wear mechanisms of the CrN coatings are abrasion and adhesion wear, respectively, when tested against Al 2O 3 and 302 stainless steel balls. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
American Eagle Instruments Inc. | Date: 2014-08-25
Dental hand instruments; namely, diagnostic, periodontal/hygiene, composite, operative and endodontic hand instruments; dental instrument sharpening stones; and dental and medical sterilization units.
American Eagle Instruments Inc. | Date: 2016-12-16
American Eagle Instruments Inc. | Date: 2014-02-28
An electrical discharge irrigation device and method is described. An electrical discharge irrigation device includes a power source, a circuit coupled to the power source, and an output tip coupled to the circuit. The output tip includes a first end and a second end and a longitudinal axis extending between them, an electrode located in an interior space of the output tip configured to receive an electrical charge from the circuit and to release an electric discharge, and a ground return including an inner surface of the output tip, wherein a space between the electrode and the ground return comprises a conductive medium, the conductive medium being in contact with the electrode and the ground return to produce the electric discharge.
American Eagle Instruments Inc. | Date: 2013-09-20
An electrical discharge irrigation device and method is described. The device includes a power source to produce a first voltage, a circuit coupled to the power source to convert the first voltage to a second voltage, a discharge capacitor to receive the second voltage from the circuit, at least one of a transistor and a controlled rectifier coupled to the discharge capacitor to receive the second voltage, and an output tip. This output tip is coupled to the at least one of a transistor and a controlled rectifier and includes a first end and a second end and a longitudinal axis extending between them, an electrode located in an interior space of the output tip configured to receive an electrical charge from the at least one of a transistor and a controlled rectifier and to release an electric discharge, and a ground return. The ground return is an outside surface of the output tip and a space between the electrode and the ground return holds a conductive medium so that the conductive medium is in contact with the electrode and the ground return to produce the electric discharge.
American Eagle Instruments Inc. | Date: 2012-12-17
An electrical discharge irrigation device includes a power source to produce power of a first voltage, a circuit coupled to the power source to convert the power of the first voltage to power of a second voltage where the second voltage is higher than the first voltage, a trigger to activate the circuit, an igniter coupled to the circuit to produce a spike, an electrical charge storage component coupled to the igniter the electrical charge storage component becoming conductive and storing an electrical charge after receiving the spike, and an output tip. The output tip includes an electrode and insulating material as an outer layer.
American Eagle Instruments Inc. | Date: 2012-11-29
A device and method of using a device for photon-induced endodontic and periodontic applications includes a power source, a trigger coupled to the power source and circuit elements initiated by the trigger. The circuit elements include a timing circuit and a driver. A light source is coupled to the circuitry elements wherein and driver controls the period, cycle, and pulse generation of the light source to create photon induced acoustic waves. The optical assembly includes a fiber optic cable and an output tip and is coupled to the light source. This optical assembly refracts light from the light source and photon induced acoustic waves exit the output tip in a pre-determined pattern.
American Eagle Instruments Inc. | Date: 2015-01-15
An ultrasonic instrument includes a tip portion, a transducer configured to convert electrical energy into vibrational energy, an acoustic transformer interconnecting the transducer and the tip portion, and a grip portion disposed at least partially about the acoustic transformer. The grip portion is coupled to the acoustic transformer via a resilient nodal coupling at a nodal region of the acoustic transformer. The resilient nodal coupling is configured to provide rotational and axial stability to the acoustic transformer.