Patents by Inventor Guobin Luo

Guobin Luo 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: 9868945
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the disclosure relates generally to methods as well as related compositions, systems, kits and apparatus comprising linking proteins to target compounds and/or to locations of interest using tethers. For example, the tether can be used to link the protein to a target compound, for example, to link an enzyme to a substrate. Similarly, the tether can be used to link the protein at or near a desired location on a surface. In one group of embodiments, the tether includes a polynucleotide and the target compound or location on the surface includes another polynucleotide that is capable of hybridizing to the tether. In such embodiments, the tether can be used to link the protein to the target compound or location using nucleic acid hybridization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Davidson, Theo Nikiforov, Guobin Luo
  • Publication number: 20170369857
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and systems for use in polymerase-dependent, nucleotide transient-binding methods. The methods are useful for deducing the sequence of a template nucleic acid molecule and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analyses. The methods rely on the fact that the polymerase transient-binding time for a complementary nucleotide is longer compared to that of a non-complementary nucleotide. The labeled nucleotides transiently-binds the polymerase in a template-dependent manner, but does not incorporate. The methods are conducted under any reaction condition that permits transient binding of a complementary or non-complementary nucleotide to a polymerase, and inhibits nucleotide incorporation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Peter VANDER HORN, Cheng-Yao CHEN, Guobin LUO, Michael PREVITE, Jamshid TEMIROV, Theo NIKIFOROV, Zhaohui ZHOU, Hongye SUN, Yufang WANG, Stefanie Yukiko NISHIMURA, Hongyi WANG, Marian PERIS, Barnett ROSENBLUM, Michael PHELAN
  • Patent number: 9797011
    Abstract: A method of sequencing a nucleic acid strand includes receiving particles having nucleic acid strands coupled to a polymer matrix, exposing the particles to a solution including a condensing agent, and applying the particles to a surface, the particles depositing on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Guobin Luo, Marina Sedova, David Light, Ryan Jones, Mohammad Alanjary
  • Publication number: 20170283868
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for nucleotide incorporation reactions. The systems comprise polymerases having altered nucleotide incorporation kinetics and are linked to an energy transfer donor moiety, and nucleotide molecules linked with at least one energy transfer acceptor moiety. The donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer when the polymerase and nucleotide are proximal to each other during nucleotide binding and/or nucleotide incorporation. As the donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer, they generate an energy transfer signal which can be associated with nucleotide binding or incorporation. Detecting a time sequence of the generated signals, or the change in the signals, can be used to determine the order of the incorporated nucleotides, and can therefore be used to deduce the sequence of the target molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph BEECHEM, Theo NIKIFOROV, Vi-En CHOONG, Xinzhan PENG, Guobin LUO, Cheng-Yao CHEN, Michael PREVITE
  • Patent number: 9765310
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and systems for use in polymerase-dependent, nucleotide transient-binding methods. The methods are useful for deducing the sequence of a template nucleic acid molecule and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analyses. The methods rely on the fact that the polymerase transient-binding time for a complementary nucleotide is longer compared to that of a non-complementary nucleotide. The labeled nucleotides transiently-binds the polymerase in a template-dependent manner, but does not incorporate. The methods are conducted under any reaction condition that permits transient binding of a complementary or non-complementary nucleotide to a polymerase, and inhibits nucleotide incorporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Vander Horn, Cheng-Yao Chen, Guobin Luo, Michael Previte, Jamshid Temirov, Theo Nikiforov, Zhaohui Zhou, Hongye Sun, Yufang Wang, Stefanie Yukiko Nishimura, Hongyi Wang, Marian Peris, Barnett Rosenblum, Michael Phelan
  • Patent number: 9695471
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for nucleotide incorporation reactions. The systems comprise polymerases having altered nucleotide incorporation kinetics and are linked to an energy transfer donor moiety, and nucleotide molecules linked with at least one energy transfer acceptor moiety. The donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer when the polymerase and nucleotide are proximal to each other during nucleotide binding and/or nucleotide incorporation. As the donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer, they generate an energy transfer signal which can be associated with nucleotide binding or incorporation. Detecting a time sequence of the generated signals, or the change in the signals, can be used to determine the order of the incorporated nucleotides, and can therefore be used to deduce the sequence of the target molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Beechem, Theo Nikiforov, Vi-En Choong, Xinzhan Peng, Guobin Luo, Cheng-Yao Chen, Michael Previte
  • Publication number: 20170096648
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions, methods, kits, systems and apparatus that are useful for nucleic acid polymerization. In particular, recombinant polymerases and biologically active fragments thereof are provided that allow for nucleic acid amplification. In some aspects, the disclosure provides recombinant polymerases that yield lower systematic error rates and/or improved accuracy, when used in sequencing by synthesis reactions as compared to a control polymerase. In one aspect, the disclosure relates to recombinant polymerases useful for nucleic acid sequencing, genotyping, copy number variation analysis, paired-end sequencing and other forms of genetic analysis. In another aspect, the recombinant polymerases are useful for the amplification of nucleic acid templates during PCR, emPCR, isothermal amplification, recombinase polymerase amplification, rolling circle amplification, strand displacement amplification and proximity ligation amplification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: DANIEL MAZUR, Peter VANDER HORN, Eileen TOZER, Sihong CHEN, Guobin LUO, Joshua SHIRLEY, Kevin HEINEMANN
  • Publication number: 20160208318
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and systems for use in polymerase-dependent, nucleotide transient-binding methods. The methods are useful for deducing the sequence of a template nucleic acid molecule and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analyses. The methods rely on the fact that the polymerase transient-binding time for a complementary nucleotide is longer compared to that of a non-complementary nucleotide. The labeled nucleotides transiently-binds the polymerase in a template-dependent manner, but does not incorporate. The methods are conducted under any reaction condition that permits transient binding of a complementary or non-complementary nucleotide to a polymerase, and inhibits nucleotide incorporation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Vander Horn, Cheng-Yao Chen, Guobin Luo, Michael Previte, Jamshid Temirov, Theo Nikiforov, Zhaohui Zhou, Hongye Sun, Yufang Wang, Stefanie Yukiko Nishimura, Hongyi Wang, Marian Peris, Barnett Rosenblum, Michael Phelan
  • Patent number: 9255258
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and systems for use in polymerase-dependent, nucleotide transient-binding methods. The methods are useful for deducing the sequence of a template nucleic acid molecule and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analyses. The methods rely on the fact that the polymerase transient-binding time for a complementary nucleotide is longer compared to that of a non-complementary nucleotide. The labeled nucleotides transiently-binds the polymerase in a template-dependent manner, but does not incorporate. The methods are conducted under any reaction condition that permits transient binding of a complementary or non-complementary nucleotide to a polymerase, and inhibits nucleotide incorporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Vander Horn, Cheng-Yao Chen, Guobin Luo, Michael Previte, Jamshid Temirov, Theo Nikiforov, Zhaohui Zhou, Hongye Sun, Yufang Wang, Stefanie Yukiko Nishimura, Hongyi Wang, Marian Peris, Barnett Rosenblum, Michael Phelan
  • Publication number: 20150368626
    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 fragment thereof are provided that allow for nucleic acid amplification. In one aspect, the disclosure relates to modified polymerases useful for nucleic acid sequencing, genotyping, copy number variation analysis, paired-end sequencing and other forms of genetic analysis. In some aspects, the disclosure relates to modified polymerases useful for the generation of nucleic acid libraries or nucleic acid templates for use in various downstream processes. In some aspects, the disclosure relates to the identification of homologous amino acid mutations that can be transferred across classes or families of polymerases to provide novel polymerases with altered catalytic properties. In some aspects, the disclosure provides modified polymerases having enhanced catalytic properties as compared to a reference polymerase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Vander Horn, Theo Nikiforov, Guobin Luo, Mindy Landes, Daniel Mazur, Eileen Tozer, Tommie Lincecum
  • Publication number: 20150118679
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for nucleotide incorporation reactions. The systems comprise polymerases having altered nucleotide incorporation kinetics and are linked to an energy transfer donor moiety, and nucleotide molecules linked with at least one energy transfer acceptor moiety. The donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer when the polymerase and nucleotide are proximal to each other during nucleotide binding and/or nucleotide incorporation. As the donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer, they generate an energy transfer signal which can be associated with nucleotide binding or incorporation. Detecting a time sequence of the generated signals, or the change in the signals, can be used to determine the order of the incorporated nucleotides, and can therefore be used to deduce the sequence of the target molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph BEECHEM, Theo NIKIFOROV, Vi-En CHOONG, Xinzhan PENG, Guobin LUO, Cheng-Yao CHEN, Michael PREVITE
  • Patent number: 8999674
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for nucleotide incorporation reactions. The systems comprise polymerases having altered nucleotide incorporation kinetics and are linked to an energy transfer donor moiety, and nucleotide molecules linked with at least one energy transfer acceptor moiety. The donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer when the polymerase and nucleotide are proximal to each other during nucleotide binding and/or nucleotide incorporation. As the donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer, they generate an energy transfer signal which can be associated with nucleotide binding or incorporation. Detecting a time sequence of the generated signals, or the change in the signals, can be used to determine the order of the incorporated nucleotides, and can therefore be used to deduce the sequence of the target molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Beechem, Theo Nikiforov, Vi-En Choong, Xinzhan Peng, Guobin Luo, Cheng-Yao Chen, Michael Previte
  • Publication number: 20150080228
    Abstract: A method of sequencing a nucleic acid strand includes receiving particles having nucleic acid strands coupled to a polymer matrix, exposing the particles to a solution including a condensing agent, and applying the particles to a surface, the particles depositing on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Guobin Luo, Marina Sedova, David Light, Ryan Jones, Mohammad Alanjary
  • Publication number: 20140234853
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and systems for use in polymerase-dependent, nucleotide transient-binding methods. The methods are useful for deducing the sequence of a template nucleic acid molecule and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analyses. The methods rely on the fact that the polymerase transient-binding time for a complementary nucleotide is longer compared to that of a non-complementary nucleotide. The labeled nucleotides transiently-binds the polymerase in a template-dependent manner, but does not incorporate. The methods are conducted under any reaction condition that permits transient binding of a complementary or non-complementary nucleotide to a polymerase, and inhibits nucleotide incorporation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter VANDER HORN, Cheng-Yao CHEN, Guobin LUO, Michael PREVITE, Jamshid TEMIROV, Theo NIKIFOROV, Zhaohui ZHOU, Hongye SUN, Yufang WANG, Stefanie Yukiko NISHIMURA, Hongyi WANG, Marian PERIS, Barnett ROSENBLUM, Michael PHELAN
  • Patent number: 8632975
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and systems for use in polymerase-dependent, nucleotide transient-binding methods. The methods are useful for deducing the sequence of a template nucleic acid molecule and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analyses. The methods rely on the fact that the polymerase transient-binding time for a complementary nucleotide is longer compared to that of a non-complementary nucleotide. The labeled nucleotides transiently-binds the polymerase in a template-dependent manner, but does not incorporate. The methods are conducted under any reaction condition that permits transient binding of a complementary or non-complementary nucleotide to a polymerase, and inhibits nucleotide incorporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Peter B. Vander Horn, Cheng-Yao Chen, Guobin Luo, Michael Previte, Jamshid Temirov, Theo Nikiforov, Zhaohui Zhou, Hongye Sun, Yufang Wang, Stefanie Yukiko Nishimura, Hongyi Wang, Marian Peris, Barnett B. Rosenblum, Michael Phelan
  • Publication number: 20130344561
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the disclosure relates generally to methods as well as related compositions, systems, kits and apparatus comprising linking proteins to target compounds and/or to locations of interest using tethers. For example, the tether can used to link the protein to a target compound, for example, to link an enzyme to a substrate. Similarly, the tether can be used to link the protein at or near a desired location on a surface. In one group of embodiments, the tether includes a polynucleotide and the target compound or location on the surface includes another polynucleotide that is capable of hybridizing to the tether. In such bodiments, the tether can be used to link the protein to the target compound or location using nucleic acid hybridization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Davidson, Theo Nikiforov, Guobin Luo
  • Publication number: 20130040365
    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 fragment thereof are provided that allow for nucleic acid amplification. In one aspect, the disclosure relates to modified polymerases useful for nucleic acid sequencing, genotyping, copy number variation analysis, paired-end sequencing and other forms of genetic analysis. In some aspects, the disclosure relates to modified polymerases useful for the generation of nucleic acid libraries or nucleic acid templates for use in various downstream processes. In some aspects, the disclosure relates to the identification of homologous amino acid mutations that can be transferred across classes or families of polymerases to provide novel polymerases with altered catalytic properties. In some aspects, the disclosure provides modified polymerases having enhanced catalytic properties as compared to a reference polymerase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter VANDER HORN, Theo NIKIFOROV, Guobin LUO, Mindy LANDES, Daniel MAZUR, Eileen TOZER, Tommie LINCECUM
  • Publication number: 20120329042
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for nucleotide incorporation reactions. The systems comprise polymerases having altered nucleotide incorporation kinetics and are linked to an energy transfer donor moiety, and nucleotide molecules linked with at least one energy transfer acceptor moiety. The donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer when the polymerase and nucleotide are proximal to each other during nucleotide binding and/or nucleotide incorporation. As the donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer, they generate an energy transfer signal which can be associated with nucleotide binding or incorporation. Detecting a time sequence of the generated signals, or the change in the signals, can be used to determine the order of the incorporated nucleotides, and can therefore be used to deduce the sequence of the target molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph BEECHEM, Theo NIKIFOROV, Vi-En CHOONG, Xinzhan PENG, Guobin LUO, Cheng-Yao CHEN, Michael PREVITE
  • Publication number: 20100330570
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and systems for use in polymerase-dependent, nucleotide transient-binding methods. The methods are useful for deducing the sequence of a template nucleic acid molecule and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analyses. The methods rely on the fact that the polymerase transient-binding time for a complementary nucleotide is longer compared to that of a non-complementary nucleotide. The labeled nucleotides transiently-binds the polymerase in a template-dependent manner, but does not incorporate. The methods are conducted under any reaction condition that permits transient binding of a complementary or non-complementary nucleotide to a polymerase, and inhibits nucleotide incorporation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter B. VANDER HORN, Cheng-Yao Chen, Guobin Luo, Michael Previte, Jamshid Temirov, Theo Nikiforov, Zhaohui Zhou, Hongye Sun, Yufang Wang, Stefanie Yukiko Nishimura, Hongyi Wang, Marian Peris, Barnett B. Rosenblum, Michael Phelan
  • Publication number: 20100255487
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for nucleotide incorporation reactions. The systems comprise polymerases having altered nucleotide incorporation kinetics and are linked to an energy transfer donor moiety, and nucleotide molecules linked with at least one energy transfer acceptor moiety. The donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer when the polymerase and nucleotide are proximal to each other during nucleotide binding and/or nucleotide incorporation. As the donor and acceptor moieties undergo energy transfer, they generate an energy transfer signal which can be associated with nucleotide binding or incorporation. Detecting a time sequence of the generated signals, or the change in the signals, can be used to determine the order of the incorporated nucleotides, and can therefore be used to deduce the sequence of the target molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: JOSEPH BEECHEM, THEO NIKIFOROV, Vi-En Choong, Xinzhan Peng, Guobin Luo, Cheng-Yao Chen, Michael Previte