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: 11014958
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes, Erik Miller, Satwik Kamtekar, Lubomir Sebo, Louis Brogley
  • Publication number: 20210147465
    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: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: 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
  • Patent number: 10954496
    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: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Satwik Kamtekar, Jeremiah Hanes
  • Patent number: 10934583
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Turner, Jeremiah Hanes, Keith Bjornson
  • Publication number: 20200354783
    Abstract: Compositions comprising covalently modified and mutated biotin-binding proteins, particularly biotin-binding proteins having a negative charge at physiological pH, are provided. Methods of producing such proteins are also provided, as are methods of immobilizing, sequencing, and making nucleic acids employing such proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Satwik Kamtekar, Lubomir Sebo, Leewin Chern, Thomas Linsky, Jeremiah Hanes, Erik Miller, Ying Yang, Stephen Yue
  • Patent number: 10815465
    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: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    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
  • Patent number: 10800805
    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: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    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
  • Patent number: 10787573
    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: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    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: 20200224258
    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: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Gene Shen, Natasha Popovich, Erik Miller, Satwik Kamtekar, Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes, Stephen Yue, Lubomir Sebo, Zhong Wang
  • Patent number: 10655168
    Abstract: Compositions comprising covalently modified and mutated biotin-binding proteins, particularly biotin-binding proteins having a negative charge at physiological pH, are provided. Methods of producing such proteins are also provided, as are methods of immobilizing, sequencing, and making nucleic acids employing such proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Satwik Kamtekar, Lubomir Sebo, Leewin Chern, Thomas Linsky, Jeremiah Hanes, Erik Miller, Ying Yang, Stephen Yue
  • Patent number: 10612087
    Abstract: Compositions, kits, methods and systems for single molecule nucleotide sequencing comprising producing polymerase reactions having monovalent cations that control the median pulse width for incorporated nucleotides are disclosed. The levels of monovalent cations are used to control pulse width while allowing other sequencing parameters to remain within a desirable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrei Fedorov, John Lyle, Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes
  • Publication number: 20200102613
    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: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Turner, Jeremiah Hanes, Keith Bjornson
  • Patent number: 10544449
    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: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Shen, Natasha Popovich, Erik Miller, Satwik Kamtekar, Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes, Stephen Yue, Lubomir Sebo, Zhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20200002765
    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 loading of polymerase enzyme complexes into a predetermined number of reaction sites, including nanoscale wells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jaime Juan Benitez-Marzan, Natasha Popovich, Lei Sun, Satwik Kamtekar, Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes, Karl Voss, Erik Miller, Thomas Linsky, Leewin Chern
  • Publication number: 20190390177
    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: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Satwik Kamtekar, Arek Bibillo, Keith Bjornson, Fred Christians, Colleen Cutcliffe, Jeremiah Hanes, Lei Jia, Walter Lee, Erik Miller, Pranav Patel
  • Publication number: 20190360043
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and compositions for enriching nucleic acid fragments from a sample that include one or more target region of interest. In certain aspects, a sample of double stranded nucleic acid fragments having a strand-linking adapter at one end and a non-strand-linking adapter at the other end are denatured and contacted with capture probes specific for a target sequence of interest. Capture probe-bound fragments are isolated from the sample, e.g., using a solid substrate specific for the binding moiety on the capture probes, and are renatured for downstream processing, thus maintaining the original double-stranded region. This enrichment process does not require amplification and as such maintains the nucleic acids in their native states. The disclosed enrichment process and compositions are suitable for analyzing nucleic acids that are fragmented and/or damaged, e.g., cell-free DNA such as circulating tumor DNA, as well as nucleic acids that are many kilobases in length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Thang Pham, Stephen Turner, Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes
  • Publication number: 20190352621
    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: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Satwik Kamtekar, Jeremiah Hanes
  • Publication number: 20190309171
    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: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: 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: 20190249237
    Abstract: Compositions comprising covalently modified and mutated biotin-binding proteins, particularly biotin-binding proteins having a negative charge at physiological pH, are provided. Methods of producing such proteins are also provided, as are methods of immobilizing, sequencing, and making nucleic acids employing such proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Satwik Kamtekar, Lubomir Sebo, Leewin Chern, Thomas Linsky, Jeremiah Hanes, Erik Miller, Ying Yang, Stephen Yue
  • Publication number: 20190194741
    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: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Andrei Fedorov, John Lyle, Keith Bjornson, Jeremiah Hanes