Patents Assigned to Life Technologies Corporation
  • Patent number: 11365389
    Abstract: Cell culture media, concentrated media and feeds, methods of manufacturing cell culture media and feeds, and methods of culturing cells are provided. One or more small peptides, including dipeptides are added to the cell culture media to provide improved stability and improved conditions for culturing cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Barrett, Scott Jacobia
  • Patent number: 11365443
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the use of one or more proteins (e.g., globular proteins) having a low isoelectric point and/or a limited number (e.g., zero) of modifying groups in nucleic acid polymerization and/or amplification reactions such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Wang, David Dupont
  • Patent number: 11358107
    Abstract: A bioreactor system includes a support housing having an interior surface bounding a compartment. A rack is secured to the support housing in alignment with the opening. An elongated first shaft has a first end and an opposing second end, the first end of the first shaft being secured to the rack. A structure is secured to the first shaft at or towards the second end of the first shaft, the structure outwardly projecting away from the first shaft. A collapsible bag bounds a chamber and is at least partially disposed within the compartment of the support housing. A member projects from the collapsible bag and passes through the opening on the support housing, the structure supporting or restraining movement of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Goodwin, Wade A. Cornia, Jacob D. Lee
  • Patent number: 11352598
    Abstract: The present set of embodiments relate to a bioproduction system, method, and apparatus for mixing a fluid. The bioproduction mixing system includes an offset helical assembly having a stabilizer and impeller for mixing a fluid within a flexible compartment The bioproduction mixing system is designed for efficient mixing of the fluid and for use with a variety of different impellers that can be located at different locations according to the volume and shape characteristics of the flexible compartment. The bioproduction mixing system is optimized to eliminate stagnation zones while maximizing bulk fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Nephi Jones, Steven Kjar, Brycen Mills, Mark Smith, Derik West
  • Patent number: 11344827
    Abstract: A filter bag assembly includes a flexible bag bounding a compartment that is configured to hold a fluid. An inlet port and an outlet port are each secured to the flexible bag so as to communicate with the compartment. A porous filter sheet is disposed within the compartment of the flexible bag so that fluid entering the compartment through the inlet port must pass through the filter sheet before exiting the compartment through the outlet port. A first retention seal secures the porous filter sheet to a portion of the flexible bag within the compartment, the first retention seal having an outer perimeter edge that forms an annular continuous loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Charles R. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 11339425
    Abstract: A biological analysis system is provided. The system comprises an interchangeable assembly configured to accommodate any one of a plurality of sample holders, each respective sample holder configured to receive a plurality of samples. The system also includes a control system configured to cycle the plurality of samples through a series of temperatures. The system further includes an optical system configured to detect fluorescent signals emitted from the plurality of samples. The optical system, in particular, can comprise a single field lens, an excitation source, an optical sensor, and a plurality of filter components. The excitation source can be one or more light emitting diodes. The field lends can be a bi-convex lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jacob K. Freudenthal, Geoffrey Dahlhoff, Kevin Maher, Ming Song Chen, Gary Lim, Ronald Danehy, David Fortescue, Ming Shen, Woon Liang Soh, Francis T. Cheng, Ruoyun Wu, Thiam Chye Lee, Gary A. Chappell, Chee Kiong Lim, Jeff Dere, Ted Straub, Jorge Fonseca, Kuan Moon Boo, Soo Yong Lau
  • Patent number: 11340442
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for generating color video with a monochrome sensor include the acts of (i) selectively energizing each of a plurality of light sources in a sequence, (ii) capturing a monochrome image of the illuminated sample at a monochrome sensor at each stage of the sequence, and (iii) generating a color video from the monochrome images. The sequence can have a series of stages with each stage of the sequence corresponding to activation of a different wavelength of light from the light sources to illuminate a sample. Generating the monochrome video can include the acts of compiling a plurality of monochrome images captured at the monochrome sensor with a single light source into a series of monochrome video frames comprising the monochrome video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Berretta, Jason Mecham, Frank Metting, Jonathan Paullin, Paul Boeschoten, Erik Persmark, Eric Altendorf
  • Patent number: 11339430
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to very large scale FET arrays for analyte measurements. ChemFET (e.g., ISFET) arrays may be fabricated using conventional CMOS processing techniques based on improved FET pixel and array designs that increase measurement sensitivity and accuracy, and at the same time facilitate significantly small pixel sizes and dense arrays. Improved array control techniques provide for rapid data acquisition from large and dense arrays. Such arrays may be employed to detect a presence and/or concentration changes of various analyte types in a wide variety of chemical and/or biological processes. In one example, chemFET arrays facilitate DNA sequencing techniques based on monitoring changes in hydrogen ion concentration (pH), changes in other analyte concentration, and/or binding events associated with chemical processes relating to DNA synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Rothberg, Wolfgang Hinz, Kim Johnson, James Bustillo
  • Publication number: 20220155225
    Abstract: An optical detection system for a capillary electrophoresis instrument is disclosed. The system includes an ultraviolet (UV) source and an absorption measurement optical path. In an embodiment, the optical path comprises a first plurality of optical elements arranged to obtain a plurality of respective UV beamlets from a UV beam emitted by the UV source and to direct the respective UV beamlets transversely through respective capillaries of a plurality of capillaries and to an absorption detector positioned to detect respective signals for use in obtaining respective UV absorption measurements corresponding to the respective capillaries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Shaohong Wang
  • Patent number: 11319587
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to novel particle compositions and methods of making said compositions having applications in nucleic acid analysis, as well as apparatuses and systems for the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hinz, David Light, Todd Rearick, James A. Ball
  • Patent number: 11319584
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions, methods, kits, systems and apparatus that are useful for nucleic acid polymerization. In particular, modified polymerases and biologically active fragments thereof, such as modified Taq polymerases, are provided that allow for improved nucleic acid amplification. In some aspects, the disclosure provides modified polymerases having improved thermostability, accuracy, processivity and/or read length as compared to a referenceTaq polymerase. In some aspects, the disclosure relates to modified polymerases or biologically active fragments thereof, useful for amplification methods, and in practically illustrative embodiments, emulsion PCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Mazur, Eileen Tozer, Sihong Chen, Peter Vander Horn, Tommie Lincecum
  • Publication number: 20220119859
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for quantifying a target nucleic acid. A sample comprising a target nucleic acid is segregated into a first plurality of the reaction volumes containing at least one target nucleic acid molecule and a second plurality of the reaction volumes containing no target nucleic acid molecules. The reaction volumes are subjected to an amplification assay, wherein the amplification assay is configured to amplify the target nucleic acid. An indicator of amplification is detected or measured in at least some of the plurality of reaction volumes. The target nucleic acid is quantified based on the detection or measurement. After discontinuing the amplification assay, the plurality of reaction volumes may be heated and changes in the indicators of amplification of two or more of the at least some of the reaction volumes may be detected or measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David N. Keys, Nivedita Sumi Majumdar, Theodore E. Straub
  • Patent number: 11307132
    Abstract: Disclosed is an integrated biocontainment cell sorter that isolates portions of the cell sorter that can create contamination. Two containment systems are utilized. A main cabinet containment system contains input samples. An aerosol management containment area includes a nozzle chamber with a nozzle and a sort chamber with sort plates and collection media that collect a droplet stream from the nozzle. The main cabinet is maintained at a first low pressure and clean air is recirculated under a positive pressure. The aerosol management containment area is kept at a second low pressure, which is lower than the first pressure, so that contamination does not leak from the aerosol management containment area into the main cabinet containment area. A sliding sash window is located over an access opening in the main cabinet and can be moved to access different portions of the main cabinet without changing the substantially constant first low pressure in the main cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lincoln T. Gulley, Daniel N. Fox, Angela L. Goldfain
  • Patent number: 11307166
    Abstract: The described embodiments may provide a chemical detection circuit. The chemical detection circuit may comprise a column of chemically-sensitive pixels. Each chemically-sensitive pixel may comprise a chemically-sensitive transistor, and a row selection device. The chemical detection circuit may further comprise a column interface circuit coupled to the column of chemically-sensitive pixels and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) coupled to the column interface circuit. Each column interface circuit and column-level ADC may be arrayed with other identical circuits and share critical resources such as biasing and voltage references, thereby saving area and power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keith G. Fife
  • Patent number: D948746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation, Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Aritome, Takeshi Ooura, Asami Terakado, Sandro David Klein
  • Patent number: D950578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Schifano, Brian Johnson, Justin Wilson, Austin Beer, Naomi Tirronen, Magdalena Wielopolski, Aron Wahl, Matthew Murray
  • Patent number: D950579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Schifano, Brian Johnson, Justin Wilson, Austin Beer, Naomi Tirronen, Magdalena Wielopolski, Aron Wahl, Matthew Murray
  • Patent number: D951283
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Laurel Stone, George Hanson, Zenia Wei, Kim Ippolito
  • Patent number: D954089
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean Zimmerman, Scott Rickes
  • Patent number: D954521
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Jenney