Patents by Inventor Bruce P. Neri

Bruce P. Neri has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8609336
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the detection and characterization of interfering RNAs such as micro RNAs (miRNAs) and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and other short nucleic acid molecules. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods for the detection and quantitation of interfering RNA expression. The present invention further provides for the detection of variants and types of miRNAs and siRNAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Dahlberg, Hatim T Allawi, Victor Lyamichev, Bruce P. Neri, Marilyn Olson-Munoz, LuAnne Chehak, Sarah M. Olson
  • Publication number: 20120149018
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the detection and characterization of interfering RNAs such as micro RNAs (miRNAs) and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and other short nucleic acid molecules. More particularly, the present invention relates to improved methods for the detection and quantitation of interfering RNA expression. The present invention further provides for the detection of variants and types of miRNAs and siRNAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: THIRD WAVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James E. Dahlberg, Hatim T. Allawi, Victor Lyamichev, Bruce P. Neri, Marilyn C. Olson-Munoz, LuAnne Chehak, Sarah M. Olson
  • Patent number: 8063184
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel cleavage agents and polymerases for the cleavage and modification of nucleic acid. The cleavage agents and polymerases find use, for example, for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. In some embodiments, the 5? nuclease activity of a variety of enzymes is used to cleave a target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hatim Allawi, Brad T. Argue, Christian Tor Bartholomay, LuAnne Chehak, Michelle L. Curtis, Peggy S. Eis, Jeff G. Hall, Hon S. Ip, Lin Ji, Michael Kaiser, Robert W. Kwiatkowski, Jr., Andrew A. Lukowiak, Victor Lyamichev, Natalie E. Lyamicheva, WuPo Ma, Bruce P. Neri, Sarah M. Olson, Marilyn C. Olson-Munoz, James J. Schaefer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Tsetska Y. Takova, Lisa C. Thompson, Kevin L. Vedvik
  • Publication number: 20110104682
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel cleavage agents and polymerases for the cleavage and modification of nucleic acid. The cleavage agents and polymerases find use, for example, for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. In some embodiments, the 5? nuclease activity of a variety of enzymes is used to cleave a target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: THIRD WAVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hatim Allawi, Brad T. Argue, Christian Tor Bartholomay, LuAnne Chehak, Michelle L. Curtis, Peggy S. Eis, Jeff G. Hall, Hon S. Ip, Lin Ji, Michael Kaiser, Robert W. Kwiatkowski, JR., Andrew A. Lukowiak, Victor Lyamichev, Natalie E. Lyamicheva, WuPo Ma, Bruce P. Neri, Sarah M. Olson, Marilyn C. Olson-Munoz, James J. Schaefer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Tsetska Y. Takova, Lisa C. Thompson, Kevin L. Vedvik
  • Patent number: 7935800
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel cleavage agents and polymerases for the cleavage and modification of nucleic acid. The cleavage agents and polymerases find use, for example, for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. In some embodiments, the 5? nuclease activity of a variety of enzymes is used to cleave a target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hatim T. Allawi, Brad T. Argue, Christian Tor Bartholomay, LuAnne Chehak, Michelle L. Curtis, Peggy S. Eis, Jeff G. Hall, Hon S. Ip, Lin Ji, Michael W. Kaiser, Robert W. Kwiatkowski, Andrew A. Lukowiak, Victor Lyamichev, Natalie E. Lyamicheva, WuPo Ma, Bruce P. Neri, Sarah M. Olson, Marilyn C. Olson-Munoz, James J. Schaefer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Tsetska Y Takova, Lisa C. Thompson, Kevin L. Vedvik
  • Patent number: 7851150
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the detection and characterization of interfering RNAs such as micro RNAs (miRNAs) and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and other short nucleic acid molecules. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods for the detection and quantitation of interfering RNA expression. The present invention further provides for the detection of variants and types of miRNAs and siRNAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Dahlberg, Hatim T. Allawi, Victor Lyamichev, Bruce P. Neri, Marilyn C. Olson-Munoz, LuAnne Chehak, Sarah M. Olson
  • Patent number: 7824862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for analyzing nucleic acids. In particular, the present invention provides methods and compositions for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and sequence changes. The methods of the present invention permit the detection and/or identification of genetic polymorphism such as those associated with human disease and permit the identification of pathogens (e.g., viral and bacterial strain identification).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fang Dong, Victor I. Lyamichev, James R. Prudent, Lance Fors, Bruce P. Neri, Mary Ann D. Brow, Todd A. Anderson, James E. Dahlberg
  • Patent number: 7820387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. The present invention relates to methods for forming a nucleic acid cleavage structure on a solid support and cleaving the nucleic acid cleavage structure in a site-specific manner. For example, in some embodiments, a 5? nuclease activity from any of a variety of enzymes is used to cleave the target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce P. Neri, Jeff G. Hall, Victor Lyamichev, Lloyd M. Smith
  • Patent number: 7807806
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel cleavage agents and polymerases for the cleavage and modification of nucleic acid. The cleavage agents and polymerases find use, for example, for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. In some embodiments, the 5? nuclease activity of a variety of enzymes is used to cleave a target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hatim T. Allawi, Brad T. Argue, Christian Tor Bartholomay, LuAnne Chehak, Michelle L. Curtis, Peggy S. Eis, Jeff G. Hall, Hon S. Ip, Lin Ji, Michael W. Kaiser, Robert W. Kwiatkowski, Andrew A. Lukowiak, Victor Lyamichev, Natalie E. Lyamicheva, Wupo Ma, Bruce P. Neri, Sarah M. Olson, Marilyn C. Olson-Munoz, James J. Schaefer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Tsetska Y. Takova, Lisa C. Thompson, Kevin L. Vedvik
  • Patent number: 7678542
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel phosphoramidites, including positive and neutrally charged compounds. The present invention also provides charge tags for attachment to materials including solid supports and nucleic acids, wherein the charge tags increase or decrease the net charge of the material. The present invention further provides methods for separating and characterizing molecules based on the charge differentials between modified and unmodified materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Lyamichev, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Hatim T. Allawi, Sarah R. Wayland, Tsetska Y. Takova, Bruce P. Neri, James R. Prudent, Jeff G. Hall
  • Patent number: 7582436
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising oligonucleotides that have 3? end groups (e.g. lipophilic moieties) that are useful in invasive cleavage reactions such as the INVADER assay. Specifically, the present invention provides compositions containing oligonucleotides with 3? end groups configured for generating a detectable signal in invasive cleavages assays with a high signal-to-background ratio, as well as methods for generating such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff G. Hall, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Sarah Wayland, Ned D. Reimer, Luis P. Reynaldo, Joerg Baier, Victor Lyamichev, Bruce P. Neri
  • Publication number: 20090142754
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel cleavage agents and polymerases for the cleavage and modification of nucleic acid. The cleavage agents and polymerases find use, for example, for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. In some embodiments, the 5? nuclease activity of a variety of enzymes is used to cleave a target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hatim T. Allawi, Brad T. Argue, Christian Tor Bartholomay, LuAnne Chehak, Michelle L. Curtis, Peggy S. Eis, Jeff G. Hall, Hon S. Ip, Lin Ji, Michael W. Kaiser, Robert W. Kwiatkowski, Andrew A. Lukowiak, Victor Lyamichev, Natalie E. Lyamicheva, WuPo Ma, Bruce P. Neri, Sarah M. Olson, Marilyn C. Olson-Munoz, James J. Schaefer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Tsetska Y. Takova, Lisa C. Thompson, Kevin L. Vedvik
  • Publication number: 20090117576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for analyzing nucleic acids. In particular, the present invention provides methods and compositions for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and sequence changes. The methods of the present invention permit the detection and/or identification of genetic polymorphism such as those associated with human disease and permit the identification of pathogens (e.g., viral and bacterial strain identification).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: THIRD WAVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Fang Dong, Victor I. Lyamichev, James R. Prudent, Lance Fors, Bruce P. Neri, Mary Ann D. Brow, Todd A. Anderson, James E. Dahlberg
  • Patent number: 7527928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. The present invention relates to methods for forming a nucleic acid cleavage structure on a solid support and cleaving the nucleic acid cleavage structure in a site-specific manner. For example, in some embodiments, a 5? nuclease activity from any of a variety of enzymes is used to cleave the target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce P. Neri, Jeff G. Hall, Victor Lyamichev, Lloyd M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20090078574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel phosphoramidites, including positive and neutrally charged compounds. The present invention also provides charge tags for attachment to materials including solid supports and nucleic acids, wherein the charge tags increase or decrease the net charge of the material. The present invention further provides methods for separating and characterizing molecules based on the charge differentials between modified and unmodified materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: THIRD WAVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Victor Lyamichev, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Hatim T. Allawi, Sarah R. Wayland, Tsetska Y. Takova, Bruce P. Neri, James R. Prudent, Jeff G. Hall
  • Publication number: 20090075256
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for analyzing nucleic acids, and in particular, methods and compositions for detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and sequence changes using mass spectrometry. The present invention also provides methods and compositions for identifying oligonucleotides with desired hybridization properties to nucleic acid targets containing secondary structure using mass spectrometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Lyamichev, Hatim Taysir Allawi, Fang Dong, Bruce P. Neri, Tatiana I. Vener
  • Patent number: 7485443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, compositions, and methods for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. The present invention relates to methods for attaching nucleic acids to solid supports and modifying nucleic acids. For example, in some embodiments, the 5? nuclease activity of a cleavage agent is used to cleave a cleavage structure formed on the solid support, the occurrence of the cleavage event indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Priscilla Wilkins Stevens, David Kelso, Victor Lyamichev, Jeff Hall, Bruce P. Neri, Robert W. Kwiatkowski, Jr., Lloyd Smith
  • Patent number: 7482118
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel cleavage agents for the cleavage and modification of nucleic acid. The cleavage agents find use, for example, for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. In some embodiments, an endonuclease activity is used to cleave a target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hatim T. Allawi, Michael W. Kaiser, Wu-Po Ma, Bruce P. Neri, Victor Lyamichev
  • Publication number: 20080293930
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising oligonucleotides that have 3? end groups (e.g. lipophilic moieties) that are useful in invasive cleavage reactions such as the INVADER assay. Specifically, the present invention provides compositions containing oligonucleotides with 3? end groups configured for generating a detectable signal in invasive cleavages assays with a high signal-to-background ratio, as well as methods for generating such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Jeff G. Hall, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Sarah Wayland, Ned D. Reimer, Luis P. Reynaldo, Joerg Baier, Victor Lyamichev, Bruce P. Neri
  • Publication number: 20080293046
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel cleavage agents and polymerases for the cleavage and modification of nucleic acid. The cleavage agents and polymerases find use, for example, for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. In some embodiments, the 5? nuclease activity of a variety of enzymes is used to cleave a target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hatim Allawi, Brad T. Argue, Christian Tor Bartholomay, LuAnne Chehak, Michelle L. Curtis, Peggy S. Eis, Jeff G. Hall, Hon S. Ip, Lin Ji, Michael Kaiser, Robert W. Kwiatkowski, JR., Andrew A. Lukowiak, Victor Lyamichev, Natalie E. Lyamicheva, WuPo Ma, Bruce P. Neri, Sarah M. Olson, Marilyn C. Olson-Munoz, James J. Schaefer, Zbigniev Skrzypczynski, Tsetska Y. Takova, Lisa C. Thompson, Kevin L. Vedvik