Patents by Inventor Koichi Wago

Koichi Wago 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: 10761058
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related method, which include an electrode and a plurality of spaced apart alignment structures. The electrode defines an electrode gap, the electrode being operable to detect a change in tunneling current as a DNA strand passes through the electrode gap. The plurality of spaced apart alignment structures are arranged to position nucleotides of the DNA strand in a predetermined orientation as the DNA strand passes through the electrode gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Young Chang, David S. Kuo, Kim Yang Lee, Koichi Wago
  • Publication number: 20200255895
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related methods, include a nanochannel sized to receive a DNA strand, a first electrode member exposed within the nanochannel, and a second electrode member exposed within the nanochannel and spaced apart from the first electrode to form an electrode gap. The second electrode member has a wedge shaped profile, and the first and second electrode members are operable to detect a change in electronic signal as the DNA strand passes through the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Kim Yang LEE, David S. KUO, Thomas Young CHANG, Xiaomin YANG, ShuaiGang XIAO, Koichi WAGO
  • Patent number: 10731210
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device and related methods, wherein the device includes a substrate, a nanochannel formed in the substrate, a first electrode positioned on a first side of the nanochannel, and a second electrode. The second electrode is positioned on a second side of the nanochannel opposite the first electrode, and is spaced apart from the first electrode to form an electrode gap that is exposed in the nanochannel. At least a portion of first electrode is movable relative to the second electrode to decrease a size of the electrode gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kim Yang Lee, Thomas Young Chang, David S. Kuo, ShuaiGang Xiao, Xiaomin Yang, Koichi Wago
  • Patent number: 10655164
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to sequence DNA. A DNA sequencing device includes a passage, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The passage has a width and a length. The first and second electrodes are exposed within the passage and spaced apart from each other to form an electrode gap. The electrode gap is no greater than about 2 nm. The DNA sequencing device is operable to measure with the first and second electrodes a change in electronic signal in response to nucleotides of a DNA strand passing through the electrode gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Koichi Wago, ShuaiGang Xiao, Xiaomin Yang, Kim Yang Lee, David S. Kuo, Thomas Young Chang
  • Patent number: 10640827
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related methods, include a nanochannel sized to receive a DNA strand, a first electrode member exposed within the nanochannel, and a second electrode member exposed within the nanochannel and spaced apart from the first electrode to form an electrode gap. The second electrode member has a wedge shaped profile, and the first and second electrode members are operable to detect a change in electronic signal as the DNA strand passes through the electrode gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kim Yang Lee, David S. Kuo, Thomas Young Chang, Xiaomin Yang, ShuaiGang Xiao, Koichi Wago
  • Patent number: 10641726
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related methods, include a nanopore or nanochannel structure, and a nanoelectrode. The nanoelectrode includes electrode members having free ends exposed within the nanopore or nanochannel structure, an electrode gap defined between of the free ends, and plated portions formed on the free ends to provide a reduced sized for the electrode gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: David S. Kuo, Xiaomin Yang, ShuaiGang Xiao, Kim Yang Lee, Koichi Wago, Thomas Young Chang
  • Patent number: 10564119
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device includes a first layer having a nanochannel formed therein, and a pair of electrodes arranged vertically relative to each other and spaced apart to define an electrode gap. The electrode gap is exposed in the nanochannel, and the electrode gap is in the range of about 0.3 nm to about 2 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: David S. Kuo, ShuaiGang Xiao, Kim Yang Lee, Xiaomin Yang, Koichi Wago, Thomas Young Chang
  • Patent number: 10310182
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a stack feature of a stack configured to confine optical fields within and to a patterned plasmonic underlayer in the stack configured to guide light from a light source to regulate optical coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ganping Ju, Chubing Peng, Xiaobin Zhu, Yingguo Peng, Yukiko Kubota, Timothy J Klemmer, Jan-Ulrich Thiele, Michael A. Seigler, Werner Scholz, Kim Y. Lee, David S. Kuo, Koichi Wago
  • Publication number: 20180246057
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related method, which include an electrode and a plurality of spaced apart alignment structures. The electrode defines an electrode gap, the electrode being operable to detect a change in tunneling current as a DNA strand passes through the electrode gap. The plurality of spaced apart alignment structures are arranged to position nucleotides of the DNA strand in a predetermined orientation as the DNA strand passes through the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Young CHANG, David S. KUO, Kim Yang LEE, Koichi WAGO
  • Publication number: 20180245149
    Abstract: A nanochannel DNA sequencing device and related methods of fabrication and of DNA sequencing are provided. In one example, a device may include a nanochannel having a width of no greater than about 2 nm and a height no greater than 1.5 times the width. The device may further include a pair of electrodes having a width of no greater than about 10 nm, the electrodes being exposed within the nanochannel to measure electronical characteristics of a DNA strand passing through the nanochannel. In one example, the nanochannel may be formed using lithography techniques, such as sidewall lithography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: ShuaiGang XIAO, David S. KUO, Kim Yang LEE, Xiaomin YANG, Koichi WAGO, Thomas Young CHANG
  • Publication number: 20180217084
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device includes a first layer having a nanochannel formed therein, and a pair of electrodes arranged vertically relative to each other and spaced apart to define an electrode gap. The electrode gap is exposed in the nanochannel, and the electrode gap is in the range of about 0.3 nm to about 2 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: David S. KUO, ShuaiGang XIAO, Kim Yang LEE, Xiaomin YANG, Koichi WAGO, Thomas Young CHANG
  • Publication number: 20180216178
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device and related methods, wherein the device includes a substrate, a nanochannel formed in the substrate, a first electrode positioned on a first side of the nanochannel, and a second electrode. The second electrode is positioned on a second side of the nanochannel opposite the first electrode, and is spaced apart from the first electrode to form an electrode gap that is exposed in the nanochannel. At least a portion of first electrode is movable relative to the second electrode to decrease a size of the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kim Yang LEE, Thomas Young CHANG, David S. KUO, ShuaiGang XIAO, Xiaomin YANG, Koichi WAGO
  • Publication number: 20180216180
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related methods, include a nanochannel sized to receive a DNA strand, a first electrode member exposed within the nanochannel, and a second electrode member exposed within the nanochannel and spaced apart from the first electrode to form an electrode gap. The second electrode member has a wedge shaped profile, and the first and second electrode members are operable to detect a change in electronic signal as the DNA strand passes through the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kim Yang LEE, David S. KUO, Thomas Young CHANG, Xiaomin YANG, ShuaiGang XIAO, Koichi WAGO
  • Publication number: 20180216179
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relating to DNA sequencing are provided. In one embodiment, a DNA sequencing device includes a nanochannel having a width that is approximately 0.3 nm to approximately 20 nm. A pair of electrodes having portions exposed to the nanochannel may form a tunneling current electrode (TCE) with an electrode gap of approximately 0.1 nm to approximately 2 nm, and more particularly about 0.3 nm to about 1 nm. In one embodiment, at least one of the pair of electrodes is formed as a suspended electrode. An actuator may be associated with the suspended electrode to displace it relative to the other electrode. In various embodiments, the nanochannel and/or the electrodes may be formed using thermal reflow processes to reduce the size of such features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Xiaomin YANG, ShuaiGang XIAO, David S. KUO, Koichi WAGO, Thomas Young CHANG
  • Publication number: 20180216169
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to sequence DNA. A DNA sequencing device includes a passage, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The passage has a width and a length. The first and second electrodes are exposed within the passage and spaced apart from each other to form an electrode gap. The electrode gap is no greater than about 2 nm. The DNA sequencing device is operable to measure with the first and second electrodes a change in electronic signal in response to nucleotides of a DNA strand passing through the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Koichi WAGO, ShuaiGang XIAO, Xiaomin YANG, Kim Yang LEE, David S. KUO, Thomas Young CHANG
  • Publication number: 20180217083
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related methods, include a nanopore or nanochannel structure, and a nanoelectrode. The nanoelectrode includes electrode members having free ends exposed within the nanopore or nanochannel structure, an electrode gap defined between of the free ends, and plated portions formed on the free ends to provide a reduced sized for the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: David S. KUO, Xiaomin YANG, ShuaiGang XIAO, Kim Yang LEE, Koichi WAGO, Thomas Young CHANG
  • Patent number: 9934806
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method, including creating a first pattern in a data region of a substrate, and creating a second pattern in a servo region of a substrate. A circumferential line pattern is created overlapping the first pattern to create rectangle-shaped protrusions in the data region of the substrate. A chevron pattern is created overlapping the second pattern to create chevron-derived protrusions in the servo region of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Shuaigang Xiao, David S. Kuo, XiaoMin Yang, Kim Y. Lee, Yautzong Hsu, Koichi Wago
  • Patent number: 9799362
    Abstract: A three dimensional magnetic recording medium can consist of a first recording layer vertically stacked with a second recording layer. The first stacked recording layer may be tuned with at least one discrete track physically separating multiple data tracks in the first recording layer or tuned by being configured as a bit patterned media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kim Yang Lee, Thomas P. Nolan, Philip L. Steiner, Thomas Y. Chang, Koichi Wago
  • Patent number: 9683295
    Abstract: Provided herein is an apparatus, including a substrate; an etch stop layer overlying the substrate, wherein the etch stop layer is substantially resistant to etching conditions; and a patterned layer overlying the etch stop layer, wherein the patterned layer is substantially labile to the etching conditions, and wherein the patterned layer comprises a number of features including substantially consistent feature profiles among regions of high feature density and regions of low feature density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Feldbaum, Koichi Wago, Gennady Gauzner, Kim Y. Lee, David S. Kuo
  • Publication number: 20170125049
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method, including creating a first pattern in a data region of a substrate, and creating a second pattern in a servo region of a substrate. A circumferential line pattern is created overlapping the first pattern to create rectangle-shaped protrusions in the data region of the substrate. A chevron pattern is created overlapping the second pattern to create chevron-derived protrusions in the servo region of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Shuaigang Xiao, David S. Kuo, XiaoMin Yang, Kim Y. Lee, Yautzong Hsu, Koichi Wago