Patents by Inventor Gerardo Turcatti

Gerardo Turcatti 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: 10370652
    Abstract: Methods for amplification and sequencing of at least one nucleic acid comprising the following steps: (1) forming at least one nucleic acid template comprising the nucleic acid(s) to be amplified or sequenced, wherein said nucleic acid(s) contains at the 5? end an oligonucleotide sequence Y and at the 3? end an oligonucleotide sequence Z and, in addition, the nucleic acid(s) carry at the 5? end a means for attaching the nucleic acid(s) to a solid support; (2) mixing said nucleic acid template(s) with one or more colony primers X, which can hybridize to the oligonucleotide sequence Z and carries at the 5? end a means for attaching the colony primers to a solid support, in the presence of a solid support so that the 5? ends of both the nucleic acid template and the colony primers bind to the solid support; (3) performing one or more nucleic acid amplification reactions on the bound template(s), so that nucleic acid colonies are generated and optionally, performing at least one step of sequence determination of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Celine Adessi, Eric Kawashima, Pascal Mayer, Jean-Jacques Mermod, Gerardo Turcatti
  • Publication number: 20180353926
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of generating templates for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction which comprise: providing at least one double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, wherein both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule are attached to a solid support at the 5? end, cleaving one or both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, and subjecting the cleaved strand(s) to denaturing conditions to remove the portion of the cleaved strand(s) not attached to the solid support, thereby generating a partially or substantially single-stranded template for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Xiaohai Liu, John Milton, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Colin Lloyd Barnes, Isabelle Rasolonjatovo, Roberto Rigatti, Xiaolin Wu, Tobias William Barr Ost, Graham John Worsley, David James Earnshaw, Gerardo Turcatti, Anthony Romieu
  • Patent number: 9999866
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of generating templates for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction which comprise: providing at least one double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, wherein both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule are attached to a solid support at the 5? end, cleaving one or both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, and subjecting the cleaved strand(s) to denaturing conditions to remove the portion of the cleaved strand(s) not attached to the solid support, thereby generating a partially or substantially single-stranded template for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaohai Liu, John Milton, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Colin Lloyd Barnes, Isabelle Rasolonjatovo, Roberto Rigatti, Xiaolin Wu, Tobias William Barr Ost, Graham John Worsley, David James Earnshaw, Gerardo Turcatti, Anthony Romieu
  • Patent number: 9970055
    Abstract: The invention relates to an additive which can be added to buffers used in nucleotide detection processes and improved methods of nucleic acid sequencing using this additive. In particular the invention relates to use of the additive to improve the efficiency of fluorescence-based multiple cycle nucleic acid sequencing reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LIMITED
    Inventors: Milan Fedurco, Anthony Romieu, Gerardo Turcatti
  • Publication number: 20170021325
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of generating templates for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction which comprise: providing at least one double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, wherein both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule are attached to a solid support at the 5? end, cleaving one or both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, and subjecting the cleaved strand(s) to denaturing conditions to remove the portion of the cleaved strand(s) not attached to the solid support, thereby generating a partially or substantially single-stranded template for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Xiaohai Liu, John Milton, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Colin Lloyd Barnes, Isabelle Rasolonjatovo, Roberto Rigatti, Xiaolin Wu, Tobias William Barr Ost, Graham John Worsley, David James Earnshaw, Gerardo Turcatti, Anthony Romieu
  • Patent number: 9498763
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of generating templates for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction which comprise: providing at least one double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, wherein both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule are attached to a solid support at the 5? end, cleaving one or both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, and subjecting the cleaved strand(s) to denaturing conditions to remove the portion of the cleaved strand(s) not attached to the solid support, thereby generating a partially or substantially single-stranded template for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Xiaohai Liu, John Milton, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Colin Lloyd Barnes, Isabelle Rasolonjatovo, Roberto Rigatti, Xiaolin Wu, Tobias William Barr Ost, Graham John Worsley, David James Earnshaw, Gerardo Turcatti, Anthony Romieu
  • Publication number: 20160319274
    Abstract: Methods for amplification and sequencing of at least one nucleic acid comprising the following steps: (1) forming at least one nucleic acid template comprising the nucleic acid(s) to be amplified or sequenced, wherein said nucleic acid(s) contains at the 5? end an oligonucleotide sequence Y and at the 3? end an oligonucleotide sequence Z and, in addition, the nucleic acid(s) carry at the 5? end a means for attaching the nucleic acid(s) to a solid support; (2) mixing said nucleic acid template(s) with one or more colony primers X, which can hybridize to the oligonucleotide sequence Z and carries at the 5? end a means for attaching the colony primers to a solid support, in the presence of a solid support so that the 5? ends of both the nucleic acid template and the colony primers bind to the solid support; (3) performing one or more nucleic acid amplification reactions on the bound template(s), so that nucleic acid colonies are generated and optionally, performing at least one step of sequence determination of
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicants: Illumina, Inc., IIIumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Celine Adessi, Eric Kawashima, Pascal Mayer, Jean-Jaques Mermod, Gerardo Turcatti
  • Publication number: 20160208324
    Abstract: The invention relates to an additive which can be added to buffers used in nucleotide detection processes and improved methods of nucleic acid sequencing using this additive. In particular the invention relates to use of the additive to improve the efficiency of fluorescence-based multiple cycle nucleic acid sequencing reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Milan Fedurco, Anthony Romieu, Gerardo Turcatti
  • Patent number: 9303290
    Abstract: The invention relates to an additive which can be added to buffers used in nucleotide detection processes and improved methods of nucleic acid sequencing using this additive. In particular the invention relates to use of the additive to improve the efficiency of fluorescence-based multiple cycle nucleic acid sequencing reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Milan Fedurco, Anthony Romieu, Gerardo Turcatti
  • Patent number: 9297006
    Abstract: Methods for amplification and sequencing of at least one nucleic acid comprising the following steps: (1) forming at least one nucleic acid template comprising the nucleic acid(s) to be amplified or sequenced, wherein said nucleic acid(s) contains at the 5? end an oligonucleotide sequence Y and at the 3? end an oligonucleotide sequence Z and, in addition, the nucleic acid(s) carry at the 5? end a means for attaching the nucleic acid(s) to a solid support; (2) mixing said nucleic acid template(s) with one or more colony primers X, which can hybridize to the oligonucleotide sequence Z and carries at the 5? end a means for attaching the colony primers to a solid support, in the presence of a solid support so that the 5? ends of both the nucleic acid template and the colony primers bind to the solid support; (3) performing one or more nucleic acid amplification reactions on the bound template(s), so that nucleic acid colonies are generated and optionally, performing at least one step of sequence determination of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Celine Adessi, Eric Kawashima, Pascal Mayer, Jean-Jaques Mermod, Gerardo Turcatti
  • Patent number: 9217178
    Abstract: The invention relates to an additive which can be added to buffers used in nucleotide detection processes and improved methods of nucleic acid sequencing using the additive. In particular the invention relates to use of the additive to improve the efficiency of fluorescence-based multiple cycle nucleic acid sequencing reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Milan Fedurco, Anthony Romieu, Gerardo Turcatti
  • Publication number: 20150343410
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of generating templates for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction which comprise: providing at least one double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, wherein both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule are attached to a solid support at the 5? end, cleaving one or both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, and subjecting the cleaved strand(s) to denaturing conditions to remove the portion of the cleaved strand(s) not attached to the solid support, thereby generating a partially or substantially single-stranded template for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaohai Liu, John Milton, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Colin Lloyd Barnes, Isabelle Rasolonjatovo, Roberto Rigatti, Xiaolin Wu, Tobias William Barr Ost, Graham John Worsley, David James Earnshaw, Gerardo Turcatti, Anthony Romieu
  • Patent number: 9085802
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of generating templates for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction which comprise: providing at least one double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, wherein both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule are attached to a solid support at the 5? end, cleaving one or both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, and subjecting the cleaved strand(s) to denaturing conditions to remove the portion of the cleaved strand(s) not attached to the solid support, thereby generating a partially or substantially single-stranded template for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Xiaohai Liu, John Milton, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Colin Lloyd Barnes, Isabelle Marie Julia Rasolonjatovo, Roberto Rigatti, Xiaolin Wu, Tobias William Barr Ost, Graham John Worsley, David James Earnshaw, Gerardo Turcatti, Anthony Romieu
  • Publication number: 20140378323
    Abstract: The invention relates to an additive which can be added to buffers used in nucleotide detection processes and improved methods of nucleic acid sequencing using this additive. In particular the invention relates to use of the additive to improve the efficiency of fluorescence-based multiple cycle nucleic acid sequencing reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LIMITED
    Inventors: Milan Fedurco, Anthony Romieu, Gerardo Turcatti
  • Publication number: 20140349891
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of generating templates for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction which comprise: providing at least one double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, wherein both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule are attached to a solid support at the 5? end, cleaving one or both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, and subjecting the cleaved strand(s) to denaturing conditions to remove the portion of the cleaved strand(s) not attached to the solid support, thereby generating a partially or substantially single-stranded template for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction,
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaohai Liu, John Milton, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Colin Lloyd Barnes, Isabelle Marie Julia Rasolonjatovo, Roberto Rigatti, Xiaolin Wu, Tobias William Barr Ost, Graham John Worsley, David James Earnshaw, Gerardo Turcatti, Anthony Romieu
  • Publication number: 20140228254
    Abstract: Methods for amplification and sequencing of at least one nucleic acid comprising the following steps: (1) forming at least one nucleic acid template comprising the nucleic acid(s) to be amplified or sequenced, wherein said nucleic acid(s) contains at the 5? end an oligonucleotide sequence Y and at the 3? end an oligonucleotide sequence Z and, in addition, the nucleic acid(s) carry at the 5? end a means for attaching the nucleic acid(s) to a solid support; (2) mixing said nucleic acid template(s) with one or more colony primers X, which can hybridize to the oligonucleotide sequence Z and carries at the 5? end a means for attaching the colony primers to a solid support, in the presence of a solid support so that the 5? ends of both the nucleic acid template and the colony primers bind to the solid support; (3) performing one or more nucleic acid amplification reactions on the bound template(s), so that nucleic acid colonies are generated and optionally, performing at least one step of sequence determination of
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Celine Adessi, Eric Kawashima, Pascal Mayer, Jean-Jaques Mermod, Gerardo Turcatti
  • Patent number: 8715966
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of generating templates for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction which comprise: providing at least one double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, wherein both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule are attached to a solid support at the 5? end, cleaving one or both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, and subjecting the cleaved strand(s) to denaturing conditions to remove the portion of the cleaved strand(s) not attached to the solid support, thereby generating a partially or substantially single-stranded template for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Illumina Cambridge Limited
    Inventors: Liu Xiaohai, John Milton, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Colin Lloyd Barnes, Isabelle Marie Julia Rasolonjatovo, Roberto Rigatti, Xiaolin Wu, Tobias William Barr Ost, Graham John Worsley, David James Earnshaw, Gerardo Turcatti, Anthony Romieu
  • Patent number: 8652810
    Abstract: Methods for amplification and sequencing of at least one nucleic acid comprising the following steps: (1) forming at least one nucleic acid template comprising the nucleic acid(s) to be amplified or sequenced, wherein said nucleic acid(s) contains at the 5? end an oligonucleotide sequence Y and at the 3? end an oligonucleotide sequence Z and, in addition, the nucleic acid(s) carry at the 5? end a means for attaching the nucleic acid(s) to a solid support; (2) mixing said nucleic acid template(s) with one or more colony primers X, which can hybridize to the oligonucleotide sequence Z and carries at the 5? end a means for attaching the colony primers to a solid support, in the presence of a solid support so that the 5? ends of both the nucleic acid template and the colony primers bind to the solid support; (3) performing one or more nucleic acid amplification reactions on the bound template(s), so that nucleic acid colonies are generated and optionally, performing at least one step of sequence determination of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Celine Adessi, Eric Kawashima, Pascal Mayer, Jean-Jacques Mermod, Gerardo Turcatti
  • Publication number: 20120208194
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of generating templates for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction which comprise: providing at least one double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, wherein both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule are attached to a solid support at the 5? end, cleaving one or both strands of the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, and subjecting the cleaved strand(s) to denaturing conditions to remove the portion of the cleaved strand(s) not attached to the solid support, thereby generating a partially or substantially single-stranded template for a nucleic acid sequencing reaction,
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaohai Liu, John Milton, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Colin Barnes, Isabelle Marie Julia Rasolonjatovo, Roberto Rigatti, Xiaolin Wu, Tobias William Barr Ost, Graham John Worsley, David James Earnshaw, Gerardo Turcatti, Anthony Romieu
  • Patent number: 8168388
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing template constructs for solid-phase nucleic acid amplification and to use of the templates in methods of solid-phase nucleic acid amplification. The method involves carrying out two ligation reactions: (a) a ligation reaction in which the first end of one or more target polynucleotide molecules are ligated to surface-bound adaptor polynucleotide molecules, and (b) a ligation reaction in which solution-phase adaptor polynucleotide molecules are ligated to the second end of said target polynucleotide molecules, in order to produce one or more template constructs attached to a solid support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Illumina Cambridge Ltd
    Inventors: Niall Anthony Gormley, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Gerardo Turcatti, Colin Lloyd Barnes