Patents by Inventor Joanna Louise Mountain

Joanna Louise Mountain 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: 11531445
    Abstract: Displaying an indication of ancestral data is disclosed. An indication that a genetic interval corresponds to a reference interval that has a likelihood of having one or more ancestral origins is received. One or more graphic display parameters are determined based at least in part on the indication. An indication of the one or more ancestral origins is visually displayed using the one or more graphic display parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: 23andMe, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Macpherson, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain
  • Publication number: 20220375547
    Abstract: Inferring a characteristic of an individual is disclosed. An indication that a first user and a second user have at least one shared chromosomal segment is received. Information about the second user is obtained. A characteristic of the first user is inferred based at least in part on the information about the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: John Michael Macpherson, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain
  • Patent number: 11508461
    Abstract: Determining relative relationships of people who share a common ancestor within at least a threshold number of generations includes: receiving recombinable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence information of a first user and recombinable DNA sequence information of a plurality of users; processing, using one or more computer processors, the recombinable DNA sequence information of the plurality of users in parallel; determining, based at least in part on a result of processing the recombinable DNA information of the plurality of users in parallel, a predicted degree of relationship between the first user and a user among the plurality of users, the predicted degree of relative relationship corresponding to a number of generations within which the first user and the second user share a common ancestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: 23andMe, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Hon, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey
  • Patent number: 11468971
    Abstract: Inferring a characteristic of an individual is disclosed. An indication that a first user and a second user have at least one shared chromosomal segment is received. Information about the second user is obtained. A characteristic of the first user is inferred based at least in part on the information about the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: 23andMe, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Macpherson, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain
  • Publication number: 20220223233
    Abstract: Estimating parental contribution of ancestry includes: obtaining a set of ancestry assignment data associated with an individual's genotype data, at least some of the ancestry assignment data indicating that one or more segments of the individual's genotype data is deemed to be associated with a specific ancestry; determining whether in the individual's genotype data there is at least one confirmed region of overlapping ancestry assignment associated with the specific ancestry; in the event that it is determined that there is at least one confirmed region of overlapping ancestry assignment associated with the specific ancestry: specifying that parental contribution of the specific ancestry is made by both parents of the individual; in the event that it is determined that there is no confirmed region of overlapping ancestry assignment associated with the specific ancestry: statistically determining whether the parental contribution to the specific ancestry is made by only one parent of the individual or by bot
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Katarzyna Bryc, Eric Yves Jean-Marc Durand, Joanna Louise Mountain, Robin Patrick Smith, Peilun Shan, Bradley Kittredge
  • Publication number: 20220198726
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments concern methods, apparatus, systems and computer program products for determining and displaying pedigrees based on IBD data. Some implementations use a probabilistic relationship model to obtain various likelihoods of various potential relationships based on pairwise IBD data, and pairwise age data. Some implementations build large pedigrees by combining smaller pedigrees. Some implementations display pedigree graphs with various features that are informative and easy to understand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Ethan Macneil Jewett, Andrew C. Seaman, Kimberly Faith McManus, William Allen Freyman, Cordell T. Blakkan, Adam Auton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Susan M. Furest, Rachel E. Lopatin, Hang Xu, Hilary M. Vance
  • Publication number: 20220139501
    Abstract: Determining relative relationships of people who share a common ancestor within at least a threshold number of generations includes: receiving recombinable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence information of a first user and recombinable DNA sequence information of a plurality of users; processing, using one or more computer processors, the recombinable DNA sequence information of the plurality of users in parallel; determining, based at least in part on a result of processing the recombinable DNA information of the plurality of users in parallel, a predicted degree of relationship between the first user and a user among the plurality of users, the predicted degree of relative relationship corresponding to a number of generations within which the first user and the second user share a common ancestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Lawrence Hon, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey
  • Patent number: 11322227
    Abstract: Determining relative relationships of people who share a common ancestor within at least a threshold number of generations includes: receiving recombinable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence information of a first user and recombinable DNA sequence information of a plurality of users; processing, using one or more computer processors, the recombinable DNA sequence information of the plurality of users in parallel; determining, based at least in part on a result of processing the recombinable DNA information of the plurality of users in parallel, a predicted degree of relationship between the first user and a user among the plurality of users, the predicted degree of relative relationship corresponding to a number of generations within which the first user and the second user share a common ancestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: 23andMe, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Hon, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey
  • Publication number: 20210313013
    Abstract: Determining relative relationships of people who share a common ancestor within at least a threshold number of generations includes: receiving recombinable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence information of a first user and recombinable DNA sequence information of a plurality of users; processing, using one or more computer processors, the recombinable DNA sequence information of the plurality of users in parallel; determining, based at least in part on a result of processing the recombinable DNA information of the plurality of users in parallel, a predicted degree of relationship between the first user and a user among the plurality of users, the predicted degree of relative relationship corresponding to a number of generations within which the first user and the second user share a common ancestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence Hon, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey
  • Publication number: 20210225458
    Abstract: Determining relative relationships of people who share a common ancestor within at least a threshold number of generations includes: receiving recombinable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence information of a first user and recombinable DNA sequence information of a plurality of users; processing, using one or more computer processors, the recombinable DNA sequence information of the plurality of users in parallel; determining, based at least in part on a result of processing the recombinable DNA information of the plurality of users in parallel, a predicted degree of relationship between the first user and a user among the plurality of users, the predicted degree of relative relationship corresponding to a number of generations within which the first user and the second user share a common ancestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence Hon, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey
  • Patent number: 11049589
    Abstract: Determining relative relationships of people who share a common ancestor within at least a threshold number of generations includes: receiving recombinable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence information of a first user and recombinable DNA sequence information of a plurality of users; processing, using one or more computer processors, the recombinable DNA sequence information of the plurality of users in parallel; determining, based at least in part on a result of processing the recombinable DNA information of the plurality of users in parallel, a predicted degree of relationship between the first user and a user among the plurality of users, the predicted degree of relative relationship corresponding to a number of generations within which the first user and the second user share a common ancestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: 23andMe, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Hon, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey
  • Patent number: 11031101
    Abstract: Determining relative relationships of people who share a common ancestor within at least a threshold number of generations includes: receiving recombinable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence information of a first user and recombinable DNA sequence information of a plurality of users; processing, using one or more computer processors, the recombinable DNA sequence information of the plurality of users in parallel; determining, based at least in part on a result of processing the recombinable DNA information of the plurality of users in parallel, a predicted degree of relationship between the first user and a user among the plurality of users, the predicted degree of relative relationship corresponding to a number of generations within which the first user and the second user share a common ancestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: 23andMe, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Hon, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey
  • Publication number: 20210074385
    Abstract: Determining relative relationships of people who share a common ancestor within at least a threshold number of generations includes: receiving recombinable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence information of a first user and recombinable DNA sequence information of a plurality of users; processing, using one or more computer processors, the recombinable DNA sequence information of the plurality of users in parallel; determining, based at least in part on a result of processing the recombinable DNA information of the plurality of users in parallel, a predicted degree of relationship between the first user and a user among the plurality of users, the predicted degree of relative relationship corresponding to a number of generations within which the first user and the second user share a common ancestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence Hon, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey
  • Publication number: 20210043280
    Abstract: Determining relative relationships of people who share a common ancestor within at least a threshold number of generations includes: receiving recombinable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence information of a first user and recombinable DNA sequence information of a plurality of users; processing, using one or more computer processors, the recombinable DNA sequence information of the plurality of users in parallel; determining, based at least in part on a result of processing the recombinable DNA information of the plurality of users in parallel, a predicted degree of relationship between the first user and a user among the plurality of users, the predicted degree of relative relationship corresponding to a number of generations within which the first user and the second user share a common ancestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence Hon, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey
  • Publication number: 20210043278
    Abstract: Determining relative relationships of people who share a common ancestor within at least a threshold number of generations includes: receiving recombinable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence information of a first user and recombinable DNA sequence information of a plurality of users; processing, using one or more computer processors, the recombinable DNA sequence information of the plurality of users in parallel; determining, based at least in part on a result of processing the recombinable DNA information of the plurality of users in parallel, a predicted degree of relationship between the first user and a user among the plurality of users, the predicted degree of relative relationship corresponding to a number of generations within which the first user and the second user share a common ancestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence Hon, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey
  • Publication number: 20210043281
    Abstract: Inferring a characteristic of an individual is disclosed. An indication that a first user and a second user have at least one shared chromosomal segment is received. Information about the second user is obtained. A characteristic of the first user is inferred based at least in part on the information about the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: John Michael Macpherson, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain
  • Publication number: 20210043279
    Abstract: Determining relative relationships of people who share a common ancestor within at least a threshold number of generations includes: receiving recombinable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence information of a first user and recombinable DNA sequence information of a plurality of users; processing, using one or more computer processors, the recombinable DNA sequence information of the plurality of users in parallel; determining, based at least in part on a result of processing the recombinable DNA information of the plurality of users in parallel, a predicted degree of relationship between the first user and a user among the plurality of users, the predicted degree of relative relationship corresponding to a number of generations within which the first user and the second user share a common ancestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence Hon, Serge Saxonov, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey
  • Patent number: 10854318
    Abstract: Inferring a characteristic of an individual is disclosed. An indication that a first user and a second user have at least one shared chromosomal segment is received. Information about the second user is obtained. A characteristic of the first user is inferred based at least in part on the information about the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: 23andMe, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Macpherson, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain
  • Patent number: 10296847
    Abstract: Presenting ancestral origin information, comprising: receiving a request to display ancestry data of an individual; obtaining ancestry composition information of the individual, the ancestry composition information including information pertaining to a proportion of the individual's genotype data that is deemed to correspond to a specific ancestry; and presenting the ancestry composition information to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: 23andMe, Inc.
    Inventors: Chuong Do, Eric Durand, John Michael MacPherson, Brian Thomas Naughton, Joanna Louise Mountain
  • Publication number: 20190139623
    Abstract: Estimating parental contribution of ancestry includes: obtaining a set of ancestry assignment data associated with an individual's genotype data, at least some of the ancestry assignment data indicating that one or more segments of the individual's genotype data is deemed to be associated with a specific ancestry; determining whether in the individual's genotype data there is at least one confirmed region of overlapping ancestry assignment associated with the specific ancestry; in the event that it is determined that there is at least one confirmed region of overlapping ancestry assignment associated with the specific ancestry: specifying that parental contribution of the specific ancestry is made by both parents of the individual; in the event that it is determined that there is no confirmed region of overlapping ancestry assignment associated with the specific ancestry: statistically determining whether the parental contribution to the specific ancestry is made by only one parent of the individual or by bot
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Katarzyna Bryc, Eric Yves Jean-Marc Durand, Joanna Louise Mountain, Robin Patrick Smith, Peilun Shan, Bradley Kittredge