Patents by Inventor Eric S. Nordman

Eric S. Nordman 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).

  • Publication number: 20190226021
    Abstract: A method comprises magnetically holding a bead carrying biological material (e.g., nucleic acid, which may be in the form of DNA fragments or amplified DNA) in a specific location of a substrate, and applying an electric field local to the bead to isolate the biological material or products or byproducts of reactions of the biological material. For example, the bead isolated from other beads having associated biological material. The electric field in various embodiments concentrates reagents for an amplification or sequencing reaction, and/or concentrates and isolates detectable reaction by-products. For example, by isolating nucleic acids around individual beads, the electric field can allow for clonal amplification, as an alternative to emulsion PCR. In other embodiments, the electric field isolates a nanosensor proximate to the bead, to facilitate detection of at least one of local pH change, local conductivity change, local charge concentration change and local heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Mark F. Oldham, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Eric S. Nordman
  • Publication number: 20190219571
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system for electrical charge detection comprising a nanoFET device. Also disclosed is a method of electrical charge detection for single molecule sequencing. The method includes attaching a macromolecule or assemblies thereof to a gate of a nanoFET device and flowing in a solution of charge tags, where a charge tag includes a nucleotide attached to a charge complex. The method also includes incorporating one charge tag into the macromolecule or assemblies thereof and cleaving the charge tags from the macromolecule or assemblies thereof. The method further includes detecting at least one of current and voltage from the nanoFET device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman
  • Publication number: 20190177791
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Publication number: 20190177790
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T, Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Publication number: 20190169684
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for sequencing nucleic acid molecules using tunneling labels. A sequence of a nucleic acid molecule may be identified with high accuracy using a chip comprising sensors, wherein each individual sensor may comprise at least two electrodes separated by a gap. The electrodes may be configured to generate at least one electrical signal upon binding of a tunneling label associated with a nucleotide. Epigenetic information can also be determined at the same time as a nucleic acid sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Mark F. OLDHAM, Eric S. NORDMAN, Timothy M. WOUDENBERG, Gaurav GOYAL, Masoud VAKILI, Toshihiko HONKURA, Sam WOO, Hisao KAWASAKI, Kazusuke MIHARA
  • Patent number: 10266892
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GENAPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Patent number: 10260095
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GENAPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Patent number: 10261066
    Abstract: A system for detecting a biomolecule comprises a nano-gap electrode device including a first electrode and a second electrode adjacent to the first electrode. The first electrode can be separated from the second electrode by a nano-gap that is dimensioned to permit the biomolecule to flow through the nano-gap. The nano-gap can have at least a first gap region and a second gap region. The second gap region can be oriented at an angle that is greater than zero degrees with respect to a plane having the first gap region. The system can further include an electrical circuit coupled to the nano-gap electrode device. The electrical circuit can receive electrical signals from the first electrode and the second electrode upon the flow of the biomolecule through the nano-gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTUM BIOSYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Shuji Ikeda, Mark Oldham, Eric S. Nordman
  • Publication number: 20190086334
    Abstract: A scanning detection system is provided wherein emissions from locations in a flow cell are detected. In some embodiments, the system can comprise an excitation source, a photocleavage source, and modulating optics configured to cause an excitation beam generated by the excitation source to irradiate a first group of the fixed locations and to cause a photocleavage beam generated by the photocleavage source to irradiate a second group of the fixed locations, which is separate and apart from the first group of fixed locations. Methods of detecting sequencing reactions using such a system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Mark F. OLDHAM, Eric S. NORDMAN, Hongye SUN, Steven BOEGE
  • Publication number: 20190071720
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices, systems and methods for sequencing nucleic acid molecules. A sequence of a nucleic acid molecule may be identified at high accuracy using a chip comprising an array of sensors, wherein each individual sensor comprises at least one nano-gap electrode pair configured to generate electrical signals upon flow of the nucleic acid molecule through or in proximity to at least one nano-gap of the nano-gap electrode pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Eric S. Nordman, Mark Oldham, Takeshi Akatsu
  • Patent number: 10180428
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system for electrical charge detection comprising a nanoFET device. Also disclosed is a method of electrical charge detection for single molecule sequencing. The method includes attaching a macromolecule or assemblies thereof to a gate of a nanoFET device and flowing in a solution of charge tags, where a charge tag includes a nucleotide attached to a charge complex. The method also includes incorporating one charge tag into the macromolecule or assemblies thereof and cleaving the charge tags from the macromolecule or assemblies thereof. The method further includes detecting at least one of current and voltage from the nanoFET device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman
  • Publication number: 20180327837
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Patent number: 10107758
    Abstract: A scanning detection system is provided wherein emissions from locations in a flow cell are detected. In some embodiments, the system can comprise an excitation source, a photocleavage source, and modulating optics configured to cause an excitation beam generated by the excitation source to irradiate a first group of the fixed locations and to cause a photocleavage beam generated by the photocleavage source to irradiate a second group of the fixed locations, which is separate and apart from the first group of fixed locations. Methods of detecting sequencing reactions using such a system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Hongye Sun, Steven J. Boege
  • Patent number: 10100356
    Abstract: A method comprises magnetically holding a bead carrying biological material (e.g., nucleic acid, which may be in the form of DNA fragments or amplified DNA) in a specific location of a substrate, and applying an electric field local to the bead to isolate the biological material or products or byproducts of reactions of the biological material. For example, the bead isolated from other beads having associated biological material. The electric field in various embodiments concentrates reagents for an amplification or sequencing reaction, and/or concentrates and isolates detectable reaction by-products. For example, by isolating nucleic acids around individual beads, the electric field can allow for clonal amplification, as an alternative to emulsion PCR. In other embodiments, the electric field isolates a nanosensor proximate to the bead, to facilitate detection of at least one of local pH change, local conductivity change, local charge concentration change and local heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GENAPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Mark F. Oldham, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Eric S. Nordman
  • Publication number: 20180282806
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Publication number: 20180282805
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Publication number: 20180245150
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Publication number: 20180127818
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatus, systems and method for detecting separately and substantially simultaneously light emissions from a plurality of localized light-emitting analytes. A system according to exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure comprises a sample holder having structures formed thereon for spatially separating and constraining a plurality of light-emitting analytes each having a single nucleic acid molecule or a single nucleic acid polymerizing enzyme, a light source configured to illuminate the sample holder, an optical assembly configured to collect and detect separately and substantially simultaneously light emissions associated with the plurality of light emitting analytes. The system may further include a computer system configured to analyze the light emissions to determine the structures or properties of a target nucleic acid molecule associated with each analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Eric S. NORDMAN, Mark F. OLDHAM, Timothy WOUDENBERG
  • Patent number: 9926596
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GENAPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Publication number: 20180051332
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: GENAPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee