Patents by Inventor Jeremiah Hanes

Jeremiah Hanes 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: 10280411
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising recombinant polymerases that include amino acid substitutions, insertions, deletions, and/or exogenous features that confer modified properties upon the polymerase for sequencing RNA or RNA/DNA templates. Polymerases that topologically encircle the template nucleic acid are provided. Also provided are methods of using such polymerases to make a DNA or to sequence a template comprising RNA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, In.c
    Inventors: Satwik Kamtekar, Jeremiah Hanes, Erik Miller
  • Publication number: 20190106741
    Abstract: Real time electronic sequencing devices, chips, and systems are described. Arrays of nanoFET devices are used to provide sequence information about a template nucleic acid in a polymerase-template complex bound to the nanoFET. The nanoFET devices typically have a source, a drain and a gate comprising a nanowire. A single polymerase enzyme complex comprising a polymerase enzyme complexed with the template nucleic acid is bound to the gate. The polymerase is bound to the gate non-covalently through a polymeric binding agent that has two strands, each strand interacting with the nanowire such that the polymerase is in a central location between the strands with the polymeric binding agent extending away from the polymerase complex along the nanowire in both directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Turner, Jonas Korlach, Satwik Kamtekar, Jeremiah Hanes
  • Patent number: 10184148
    Abstract: Compositions, kits, methods and systems for single molecule nucleotide sequencing comprising producing polymerase reactions having lithium that control the median pulse width for incorporated nucleotides are disclosed. The levels of lithium are used to control pulse width while allowing other sequencing parameters to remain within a desirable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrei Fedorov, John Lyle, Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes
  • Publication number: 20190010183
    Abstract: Compositions, methods, and systems are provided for fluorescent polymerase enzyme substrates comprising protein shields for improving enzyme photostability in single molecule real time sequencing. Fluorescent polymerase enzyme substrates of the invention have a protein shield between the fluorescent dye moieties and nucleotide moieties of the polymerase enzyme substrate. The polymerase enzyme substrates have a nucleotide component and a dye component, each attached to a protein. The attachments can be covalent. The protein can, for example, prevent the direct interaction of the fluorescent dye moiety with the enzyme when carrying out nucleotide synthesis, preventing photodamage to the enzyme. The polymerase enzyme substrates of the invention can have multiple dyes and multiple nucleotide moieties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes, Erik Miller, Satwik Kamtekar, Lubomir Sebo, Louis Brogley
  • Patent number: 10150872
    Abstract: Multimeric protected fluorescent reagents and their methods of synthesis are provided. The reagents are useful in various fluorescence-based analytical methods, including the analysis of highly multiplexed optical reactions in large numbers at high densities, such as single molecule real time nucleic acid sequencing reactions. The reagents contain fluorescent dye elements, that allow the compounds to be detected with high sensitivity at desirable wavelengths, binding elements, that allow the compounds to be recognized specifically by target biomolecules, and protective shield elements, that decrease undesirable contacts between the fluorescent dye elements and the bound target biomolecules and that therefore decrease photodamage of the bound target biomolecules by the fluorescent dye elements. The reagents also contain coupling elements connect monomeric compounds into multimeric forms, thereby increasing brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Zheng, Jeremiah Hanes, Gene Shen, Louis Brogley, Stephen Yue, Yuri Lapin, John Lyle, Honey Osuna, Andrei Fedorov, Lubomir Sebo
  • Publication number: 20180346507
    Abstract: Protected fluorescent reagent compounds and their methods of synthesis are provided. The compounds are useful in various fluorescence-based analytical methods, including the analysis of highly multiplexed optical reactions in large numbers at high densities, such as single molecule real time nucleic acid sequencing reactions. The compounds contain fluorescent dye elements, that allow the compounds to be detected with high sensitivity at desirable wavelengths, binding elements, that allow the compounds to be recognized specifically by target biomolecules, and protective shield elements, that decrease undesirable contacts between the fluorescent dye elements and the bound target biomolecules and that therefore decrease photodamage of the bound target biomolecules by the fluorescent dye elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Lubomir SEBO, Jeremiah HANES, Gene SHEN, Louis BROGLEY, Stephen YUE, Frank ZHENG, Yuri LAPIN, John LYLE, Honey OSUNA, Andrei FEDOROV
  • Patent number: 10125391
    Abstract: Real time electronic sequencing methods, devices, and systems are described. Arrays of nanoFET devices are used to provide sequence information about a template nucleic acid in a polymerase-template complex bound to the nanoFET. A sequencing reaction mixture comprising nucleotide analogs having conductivity labels is introduced to the array of nanoscale electronic elements comprising nanoFETs under conditions of polymerase mediated nucleic acid synthesis. The polymerase enzyme template complex is attached to the gate of the nanoFET in an orientation whereby the nucleotide exit region of the polymerase enzyme is directed toward the gate of the nanoFET. Methods for producing nanoFET arrays are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Turner, Jonas Korlach, Satwik Kamtekar, Jeremiah Hanes
  • Patent number: 10023605
    Abstract: Compositions, methods, and systems are provided for nucleotide analogs comprising protein shields for improving enzyme photostability in single molecule real time sequencing. Nucleotide analogs of the invention have a protein shield between the dye moieties and nucleotide moieties of the analog. The nucleotide analogs have two avidin proteins connected by a central dye component, and each avidin protein is further connected to a nucleotide component. The protein can prevent the direct interaction of the dye moiety with the enzyme carrying out nucleotide synthesis preventing photodamage to the enzyme. The nucleotide analogs of the invention can have multiple dyes and multiple nucleotide moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes, Erik Miller, Satwik Kamtekar, Lubomir Sebo, Louis Brogley
  • Publication number: 20180171402
    Abstract: Sequencing methods, devices, and systems are described. Arrays of nanoscale electronic elements comprising two electrodes separated by an insulating layer are used to provide sequence information about a template nucleic acid in a polymerase-template complex bound proximate to the insulating region. A sequencing reaction mixture comprising nucleotide analogs having impedance labels is introduced to the array of nanoscale electronic elements under conditions of polymerase mediated nucleic acid synthesis. The time sequence of incorporation of nucleotide analogs is determined by identifying the types of labels of the nucleotide analogs that are incorporated into the growing strand using measured impedance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Turner, Jeremiah Hanes, Keith Bjornson
  • Patent number: 9957291
    Abstract: Protected fluorescent reagent compounds and their methods of synthesis are provided. The compounds are useful in various fluorescence-based analytical methods, including the analysis of highly multiplexed optical reactions in large numbers at high densities, such as single molecule real time nucleic acid sequencing reactions. The compounds contain fluorescent dye elements, that allow the compounds to be detected with high sensitivity at desirable wavelengths, binding elements, that allow the compounds to be recognized specifically by target biomolecules, and protective shield elements, that decrease undesirable contacts between the fluorescent dye elements and the bound target biomolecules and that therefore decrease photodamage of the bound target biomolecules by the fluorescent dye elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Lubomir Sebo, Jeremiah Hanes, Gene Shen, Louis Brogley, Stephen Yue, Frank Zheng, Yuri Lapin, John Lyle, Honey Osuna, Andrei Fedorov
  • Publication number: 20180023134
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, compositions, and systems for distributing molecules and complexes into reaction sites. In particular, the methods, compositions, and systems of the present invention result in an active loading of molecules and complexes into reaction sites with improved efficiency over loading by passive diffusion methods alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremiah Hanes, Satwik Kamtekar, Yufeng Qian, Keith Bjornson, Thang Pham, David Rank, Paul Peluso, Erik Miller, Kristin Gleitsman, Leewin Chern, Steven Lin, Stephen Turner
  • Publication number: 20170260579
    Abstract: Compositions, kits, methods and systems for single molecule nucleotide sequencing comprising producing polymerase reactions having lithium that control the median pulse width for incorporated nucleotides are disclosed. The levels of lithium are used to control pulse width while allowing other sequencing parameters to remain within a desirable range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Andrei Fedorov, John Lyle, Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes
  • Patent number: 9719073
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising recombinant DNA polymerases that include amino acid substitutions, insertions, deletions, and/or exogenous features that confer modified properties upon the polymerase for enhanced single molecule sequencing. Such properties can include enhanced metal ion coordination, reduced exonuclease activity, reduced reaction rates at one or more steps of the polymerase kinetic cycle, decreased branching fraction, altered cofactor selectivity, increased yield, increased thermostability, increased accuracy, increased speed, increased readlength, and the like. Also provided are nucleic acids which encode the polymerases with the aforementioned phenotypes, as well as methods of using such polymerases to make a DNA or to sequence a DNA template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Emig, Insil Park, Lei Jia, Molly He, Jeremiah Hanes, Harold Lee, Fred Christians, Satwik Kamtekar, Erik Miller
  • Patent number: 9708656
    Abstract: Real time electronic sequencing methods, devices, and systems are described. Arrays of nanoscale electronic elements comprising capacitive devices with one or two electrodes, or arrays of nanoFET devices are used to provide sequence information about a template nucleic acid in a polymerase-template complex bound proximate to the nanoscale electronic elements or to the substrate proximate to the nanoscale electronic element. A sequencing reaction mixture comprising nucleotide analogs having impedance labels, capacitive labels, or conductivity labels is introduced to the array of nanoscale electronic elements comprising capacitive devices or nanoFETs under conditions of polymerase mediated nucleic acid synthesis. The time sequence of incorporation of nucleotide analogs is determined by identifying the types of labels of the nucleotide analogs that are incorporated into the growing strand using measured impedance, conductivity, or capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Turner, Jeremiah Hanes, Keith Bjornson
  • Publication number: 20170184580
    Abstract: Multi-biotinylated reactants are provided which can be used in divalent complexes for various applications such as colocalization, labeling, immobilization, and purification. Methods for constructing, purifying, and using the bis-biotinylated reactants are also provided. In certain embodiments, two bis-biotinylated reactants are bound to a single streptavidin tetramer to provide a complex having a 1:1 stoichiometry with respect to the bis-biotinylated reactants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Gene Shen, Natasha Popovich, Erik Miller, Satwik Kamtekar, Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes, Stephen Yue, Lubomir Sebo, Zhong Wang
  • Patent number: 9678080
    Abstract: Multi-biotinylated reactants are provided which can be used in divalent complexes for various applications such as colocalization, labeling, immobilization, and purification. Methods for constructing, purifying, and using the bis-biotinylated reactants are also provided. In certain embodiments, two bis-biotinylated reactants are bound to a single streptavidin tetramer to provide a complex having a 1:1 stoichiometry with respect to the bis-biotinylated reactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Miller, Satwik Kamtekar, Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes
  • Publication number: 20170159033
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising recombinant polymerases that include amino acid substitutions, insertions, deletions, and/or exogenous features that confer modified properties upon the polymerase for sequencing RNA or RNA/DNA templates. Polymerases that topologically encircle the template nucleic acid are provided. Also provided are methods of using such polymerases to make a DNA or to sequence a template comprising RNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Satwik Kamtekar, Jeremiah Hanes, Erik Miller, Lukasz Joachimiak
  • Patent number: 9650671
    Abstract: Compositions, kits, methods and systems for single molecule nucleotide sequencing comprising producing polymerase reactions having lithium that control the median pulse width for incorporated nucleotides are disclosed. The levels of lithium are used to control pulse width while allowing other sequencing parameters to remain within a desirable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrei Fedorov, John Lyle, Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes
  • Patent number: 9587275
    Abstract: Methods, Compositions, and Systems are provided for nucleic acid sequencing where the sequential incorporation of nucleotides uses two distinct chemical steps. A plurality of nucleotide analogs, each having a labeled leaving group at its 3? hydroxyl can be sequentially added to a growing strand in the presence of a selective cleaving activity that cleaves the 3? hydroxyl leaving group preferentially after it has been incorporated. The selective cleaving agent can comprise an exonuclease activity, and the exonuclease activity can be a polymerase-associated exonuclease activity. Nucleotide analogs having labels on both a cleavable polyphosphate portion and on a 3? hydroxyl leaving group can provide signals characteristic of nucleotide analog incorporation. Systems having illumination optics, collection optics, and substrates observe signals from the labels as they are being incorporated into a growing nucleic acid strand, allowing for the sequencing of template nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Emig, Lei Jia, Jeremiah Hanes, Lubomir Sebo
  • Patent number: RE47177
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising recombinant DNA polymerases that include amino acid substitutions, insertions, deletions, and/or exogenous features that confer modified properties upon the polymerase for enhanced single molecule sequencing. Such properties include increased resistance to photodamage, and can also include enhanced metal ion coordination, reduced exonuclease activity, reduced reaction rates at one or more steps of the polymerase kinetic cycle, decreased branching fraction, altered cofactor selectivity, increased yield, increased thermostability, increased accuracy, increased speed, increased readlength, and the like. Also provided are nucleic acids which encode the polymerases with the aforementioned phenotypes, as well as methods of using such polymerases to make a DNA or to sequence a DNA template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Satwik Kamtekar, Arek Bibillo, Keith Bjornson, Fred Christians, Colleen Cutcliffe, Jeremiah Hanes, Lei Jia, Walter Lee, Erik Miller, Pranav Patel