Patents Assigned to Applied Biosystems, LLC.
  • Patent number: 10781486
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods, reagents, kits, and compositions for identifying and quantifying target polynucleotide sequences. A linker probe comprising a 3? target specific portion, a loop, and a stem is hybridized to a target polynucleotide and extended to form a reaction product that includes a reverse primer portion and the stem nucleotides. A detector probe, a specific forward primer, and a reverse primer can be employed in an amplification reaction wherein the detector probe can detect the amplified target polynucleotide based on the stem nucleotides introduced by the linker probe. In some embodiments a plurality of short miRNAs are queried with a plurality of linker probes, wherein the linker probes all comprise a universal reverse primer portion a different 3? target specific portion and different stems. The plurality of queried miRNAs can then be decoded in a plurality of amplification reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Caifu Chen, Dana Ridzon, Zhaohui Zhou, Kai Qin Lao, Neil A. Straus
  • Patent number: 10768110
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for differentiating multiple detectable signals by excitation wavelength. The apparatus can include a light source that can emit respective excitation light wavelengths or wavelength ranges towards a sample in a sample retaining region, for example, in a well. The sample can contain two or more detectable markers, for example, fluorescent dyes, each of which can be capable of generating increased detectable emissions when excited in the presence of a target component. The detectable markers can have excitation wavelength ranges and/or emission wavelength ranges that overlap with the ranges of the other detectable markers. A detector can be arranged for detecting an emission wavelength or wavelength range emitted from a first marker within the overlapping wavelength range of at least one of the other markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Howard G. King, Steven J. Boege, Eugene F. Young, Mark F. Oldham
  • Patent number: 10769559
    Abstract: The workflow application integrates with a research software application associated with a laboratory instrument to provide a user with step-by-step instructions on how to follow the workflow steps of a laboratory experiment. The instructions are dynamically tailored, according to the nature of the workflow, the samples being experimented upon and/or the operating states of the instrument and/or the research software application. The workflow application significantly reduces the learning curve to operate sophisticated laboratory instruments. In a genetic testing instrument the workflow application can prescribe the need for control samples and can optimize the layout of samples within the instrument's sample receiving plate or fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce DeSimas, Leslie Dow
  • Publication number: 20200270287
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides reagents that can be used to label synthetic oligonucleotides with rhodamine dyes or dye networks that contain rhodamine dyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Scott C. Benson, Ruiming N. Zou, Krishna G. Upadhya, Paul M. Kenney, Jonathan M. Cassel
  • Patent number: 10739307
    Abstract: A method for dispensing liquid for use in biological analysis may comprise positioning liquid to be dispensed via electrowetting. The positioning may comprise aligning the liquid with a plurality of predetermined locations. The method may further comprise dispensing the aligned liquid from the plurality of predetermined locations through a plurality of openings respectively aligned with the predetermined locations. The dispensing may be via electrowetting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Charles S. Vann, Debjyoti Banerjee, Timothy G. Geiser, James C. Nurse, Nigel P. Beard
  • Patent number: 10689692
    Abstract: Methods and systems for ordering assays which detect SNPs or gene expression are provided. The methods use PCR and RT-PCR procedures. Collections of stock assays are assembled using pre- and post-manufacturing quality control procedures and made available to consumers via the Internet. In addition, custom assays are prepared upon order from the consumer and these assays are also prepared using pre- and post-manufacturing quality control procedures. The assays are then delivered to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan T. Koehler, Kenneth J. Livak, Junko Stevens, Francisco M. De La Vega, Michael Rhodes, Laurent R. Bellon, Dawn Madden, Dennis A. Gilbert, Yu N. Wang, Eugene G. Spier, Xiaoqing You, Lily Xu, Jeremy Heil, Emily S. Winn-Deen, Ivy McMullen, Susan Eddins, Leila G. Smith
  • Patent number: 10689695
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, reagents and kits for carrying out a variety of assays suitable for analyzing polynucleotides or samples that include an amplification step performed in a multiplex fashion. Also provided are methods for analyzing and improving the efficiency of amplification and for carrying out gene expression analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andersen, David Ruff
  • Publication number: 20200149099
    Abstract: A system may include a first conduit configured to form a first batch of discrete volumes of aqueous fluid separated by spacing liquid disposed between consecutive volumes of aqueous fluid, the spacing liquid being immiscible with the aqueous fluid volumes; a second conduit, fluidically coupled to the first conduit, the second conduit configured to statically hold the first batch of discrete volumes of aqueous fluid; and a third conduit configured to receive the first batch of discrete volumes of aqueous fluid from the second conduit. The third conduit can be configured to transfer the discrete volumes of aqueous fluid of the first batch for downstream processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Willy K. WIYATNO, Linda LEE, David COX, James NURSE, Douglas GREINER, Dennis LEHTO, Janusz WOJTOWICZ, Sam WOO, Richard REEL
  • Patent number: 10625258
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices, assemblies, and systems are provided, as are methods of manipulating micro-sized samples of fluids. Microfluidic devices having a plurality of specialized processing features are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Sean M. Desmond, Zbigniew T. Bryning, John S. Shigeura, Gary Lim, Adrian Fawcett, Jacob K. Freudenthal, Gary Bordenkircher
  • Patent number: 10619150
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the use of methods and compositions for the isolation of small RNA molecules (100 nucleotides or fewer), such as microRNA and siRNA molecules. Such molecules are routinely lost in commonly used isolation procedures and therefore the present invention allows for a much higher level of enrichment or isolation of these small RNA molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Conrad
  • Patent number: 10604796
    Abstract: The present teachings are directed to compositions, methods, and kits for amplifying target nucleic acids while reducing non-specific fluorescence and undesired amplification products, sometimes referred to as secondary amplification products or spurious side-products. The enzyme inhibitors disclosed herein comprise a nucleotide sequence and at least one quencher. Complexes comprising an enzyme inhibitor associated with an enzyme, wherein at least one enzymatic activity of the enzyme is inhibited, are also provided. Methods for amplifying a target nucleic acid while reducing undesired amplification products are disclosed, as are methods for reducing non-specific fluorescence. Kits for expediting the performance of certain disclosed methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Shoulian Dong, Junko F. Stevens, Danny H. Lee
  • Patent number: 10605737
    Abstract: A system and method for characterizing contributions to signal noise associated with charge-coupled devices adapted for use in biological analysis. Dark current contribution, readout offset contribution, photo response non-uniformity, and spurious charge contribution can be determined by the methods of the present teachings and used for signal correction by systems of the present teachings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Austin B. Tomaney, Mark F. Oldham
  • Patent number: 10590411
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for the detection of a specific sequence of RNA in a cell or tissue sample. The invention also relates to methods to enzymatically manipulate the RNA in a crude cell lysate in a number of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Brittan Pasloske, Quoc Hoang
  • Patent number: 10551345
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to polymers and copolymers comprising N-vinylamide-type monomers, their preparation, and compositions, such as electrophoresis separation media, containing the same; to supports, such as capillaries, containing these polymers; and methods for separating a mixture of biomolecules, especially polynucleotides, using capillary electrophoresis. Separation media comprising such polymers yield advantageous performance in the analysis and separation of biomolecules by capillary electrophoresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Aldrich N. K. Lau
  • Patent number: 10501780
    Abstract: Sample preparation processes for in situ RNA or DNA analysis, methods and compositions therefor are provided. Processes provided herein allow DNA or RNA analysis to be carried out in the same tube or on an aliquot of the prepared sample without centrifugation or extraction. The preparation process can be carried out at room temperature in as little as seven minutes and is amenable to high throughput processing using manual or robotic platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Fekete, Annalee Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10493419
    Abstract: Aspects of the present teachings describe a method and apparatus for automatically controlling a block temperature to reduce undershooting and overshooting of the temperatures of a sample contained in the block and participating in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The adaptive thermal block temperature control begins when a sample temperature enters a sample window region between a preliminary setpoint temperature and a target setpoint temperature for the sample. Based on thermodynamic behavior of the sample and the predetermined phase of PCR, predicting a time period measured subsequent to the preliminary setpoint temperature when the sample will reach the target setpoint suitable for the predetermined phase of PCR. During this time period, varying the block temperature ramp rate with a series of cooling and heating changes to ensure the block temperature reaches the target setpoint temperature at approximately the same time as the sample reaches the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Chee Kiong Lim, Chee Wee Ching
  • Patent number: 10496679
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for an automated method of identifying allele values from data files derived from processed fluorophore emissions detected during the observation of fluorophore labeled nucleotide probes used in analyzing polymorphic DNA are provided. These methods are used in the rapid and efficient distinguishing of targeted polymorphic DNA sites without control samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen A. Glanowski, Jeremy Heil, Emily S. Winn-Deen, Ivy A. McMullen
  • Patent number: 10450604
    Abstract: A method for generating, within a conduit, discrete volumes of one or more fluids that are immiscible with a second fluid. The discrete volumes can be used for biochemical or molecular biology procedures involving small volumes, for example, microliter-sized volumes, nanoliter-sized volumes, or smaller. The discrete volumes are separated from one another by a liquid that is immiscible with the fluid(s) of the discrete volumes, for example, aqueous immiscible-fluid-discrete volumes separated by an oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Willy Wiyatno, Linda Lee, David Cox, James Nurse, Douglas Greiner, Dennis Lehto, Janusz Wojtowicz, Sam Woo, Richard Reel
  • Patent number: 10415090
    Abstract: A method for sequencing a nucleic acid template includes forming a nanowire assembly including a semiconductor nanowire and a probe covalently bound to the semiconductor nanowire; contacting the nanowire assembly with a template nucleic acid; contacting the nucleic acid duplexes with an extension nucleic acid, the extension nucleic acid joined to the probe; disrupting the nucleic acid duplexes; and measuring an electrical characteristic of a nanowire assembly of the set of nanowire assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Hongye Sun, Steven Fung, Sam Lee Woo
  • Patent number: 10369573
    Abstract: Biological reagent carrier devices and methods are disclosed, which employ RFID techniques to associate information with biological reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Richard D. Morris, Jerome A. Mack