Patents by Inventor Mark F. Oldham

Mark F. Oldham 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).

  • Publication number: 20220113281
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system for electrical charge detection comprising a nanoFET device. Also disclosed is a method of electrical charge detection for single molecule sequencing. The method includes attaching a macromolecule or assemblies thereof to a gate of a nanoFET device and flowing in a solution of charge tags, where a charge tag includes a nucleotide attached to a charge complex. The method also includes incorporating one charge tag into the macromolecule or assemblies thereof and cleaving the charge tags from the macromolecule or assemblies thereof. The method further includes detecting at least one of current and voltage from the nanoFET device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman
  • Publication number: 20220033896
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the teachings relate to a system or method for sample preparation or analysis in biochemical or molecular biology procedures. The sample preparation can involve small volume processed in discrete portions or segments or slugs, herein referred to as discrete volumes. A molecular biology procedure can be nucleic acid analysis. Nucleic acid analysis can be an integrated DNA amplification/DNA sequencing procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Linda G. LEE, Sam L. WOO, Congcong MA, Richard T. REEL, Mark F. OLDHAM, David M. COX, Benjamin G. SCHROEDER, Jon M. SORENSON, Willy WIYATNO
  • Publication number: 20220026365
    Abstract: A scanning detection system is provided wherein emissions from locations in a flow cell are detected. In some embodiments, the system can comprise an excitation source, a photocleavage source, and modulating optics configured to cause an excitation beam generated by the excitation source to irradiate a first group of the fixed locations and to cause a photocleavage beam generated by the photocleavage source to irradiate a second group of the fixed locations, which is separate and apart from the first group of fixed locations. Methods of detecting sequencing reactions using such a system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Hongye Sun, Steven Boege
  • Patent number: 11175258
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system for electrical charge detection comprising a nanoFET device. Also disclosed is a method of electrical charge detection for single molecule sequencing. The method includes attaching a macromolecule or assemblies thereof to a gate of a nanoFET device and flowing in a solution of charge tags, where a charge tag includes a nucleotide attached to a charge complex. The method also includes incorporating one charge tag into the macromolecule or assemblies thereof and cleaving the charge tags from the macromolecule or assemblies thereof. The method further includes detecting at least one of current and voltage from the nanoFET device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman
  • Patent number: 11162137
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the teachings relate to a system or method for sample preparation or analysis in biochemical or molecular biology procedures. The sample preparation can involve small volume processed in discrete portions or segments or slugs, herein referred to as discrete volumes. A molecular biology procedure can be nucleic acid analysis. Nucleic acid analysis can be an integrated DNA amplification/DNA sequencing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Linda G. Lee, Sam L. Woo, Congcong Ma, Richard T. Reel, Mark F. Oldham, David M. Cox, Benjamin G. Schroeder, Jon M. Sorenson, Willy Wiyatno
  • Patent number: 11155865
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: GENAPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Patent number: 11092548
    Abstract: A scanning detection system is provided wherein emissions from locations in a flow cell are detected. In some embodiments, the system can comprise an excitation source, a photocleavage source, and modulating optics configured to cause an excitation beam generated by the excitation source to irradiate a first group of the fixed locations and to cause a photocleavage beam generated by the photocleavage source to irradiate a second group of the fixed locations, which is separate and apart from the first group of fixed locations. Methods of detecting sequencing reactions using such a system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Hongye Sun, Steven Boege
  • Patent number: 11021748
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GENAPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Patent number: 10787705
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: GENAPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Patent number: 10768110
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for differentiating multiple detectable signals by excitation wavelength. The apparatus can include a light source that can emit respective excitation light wavelengths or wavelength ranges towards a sample in a sample retaining region, for example, in a well. The sample can contain two or more detectable markers, for example, fluorescent dyes, each of which can be capable of generating increased detectable emissions when excited in the presence of a target component. The detectable markers can have excitation wavelength ranges and/or emission wavelength ranges that overlap with the ranges of the other detectable markers. A detector can be arranged for detecting an emission wavelength or wavelength range emitted from a first marker within the overlapping wavelength range of at least one of the other markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Howard G. King, Steven J. Boege, Eugene F. Young, Mark F. Oldham
  • Publication number: 20200255893
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Patent number: 10612091
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GENAPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Patent number: 10605737
    Abstract: A system and method for characterizing contributions to signal noise associated with charge-coupled devices adapted for use in biological analysis. Dark current contribution, readout offset contribution, photo response non-uniformity, and spurious charge contribution can be determined by the methods of the present teachings and used for signal correction by systems of the present teachings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Austin B. Tomaney, Mark F. Oldham
  • Patent number: 10494672
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GENAPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Publication number: 20190226021
    Abstract: A method comprises magnetically holding a bead carrying biological material (e.g., nucleic acid, which may be in the form of DNA fragments or amplified DNA) in a specific location of a substrate, and applying an electric field local to the bead to isolate the biological material or products or byproducts of reactions of the biological material. For example, the bead isolated from other beads having associated biological material. The electric field in various embodiments concentrates reagents for an amplification or sequencing reaction, and/or concentrates and isolates detectable reaction by-products. For example, by isolating nucleic acids around individual beads, the electric field can allow for clonal amplification, as an alternative to emulsion PCR. In other embodiments, the electric field isolates a nanosensor proximate to the bead, to facilitate detection of at least one of local pH change, local conductivity change, local charge concentration change and local heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Mark F. Oldham, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Eric S. Nordman
  • Publication number: 20190219571
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system for electrical charge detection comprising a nanoFET device. Also disclosed is a method of electrical charge detection for single molecule sequencing. The method includes attaching a macromolecule or assemblies thereof to a gate of a nanoFET device and flowing in a solution of charge tags, where a charge tag includes a nucleotide attached to a charge complex. The method also includes incorporating one charge tag into the macromolecule or assemblies thereof and cleaving the charge tags from the macromolecule or assemblies thereof. The method further includes detecting at least one of current and voltage from the nanoFET device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman
  • Publication number: 20190177791
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T. Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Publication number: 20190177790
    Abstract: The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. Because the system in many embodiments is reusable, the system can be subject to more sophisticated and improved engineering, as compared to single use devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hesaam Esfandyarpour, Kosar Baghbani Parizi, Mark F. Oldham, Eric S. Nordman, Richard T, Reel, Susanne Baumhueter, Cheryl Heiner, Frank Lee
  • Publication number: 20190169684
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for sequencing nucleic acid molecules using tunneling labels. A sequence of a nucleic acid molecule may be identified with high accuracy using a chip comprising sensors, wherein each individual sensor may comprise at least two electrodes separated by a gap. The electrodes may be configured to generate at least one electrical signal upon binding of a tunneling label associated with a nucleotide. Epigenetic information can also be determined at the same time as a nucleic acid sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Mark F. OLDHAM, Eric S. NORDMAN, Timothy M. WOUDENBERG, Gaurav GOYAL, Masoud VAKILI, Toshihiko HONKURA, Sam WOO, Hisao KAWASAKI, Kazusuke MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20190168211
    Abstract: A vacuum assist apparatus can comprise a microplate. The microplate can comprise a first surface and an opposing second surface. A plurality of wells can be formed in the first surface of the microplate. Each of the plurality of wells can be sized to receive an assay therein. A support base can comprise a fluid passage. The microplate can be positioned adjacent and in contact with the support base. A pressure device, in fluid communication with the fluid passage, can exert a vacuum within the fluid passage to actively retain the microplate in the contact with the support base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Mark F. OLDHAM, Adrian FAWCETT