Patents by Inventor Mark McDougall

Mark McDougall 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: 10240184
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Promega Corporation
    Inventors: Keith V. Wood, Georgyi V. Los, Robert F. Bulleit, Dieter Klaubert, Mark McDougall, Chad Zimprich
  • Publication number: 20190085305
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate and has at least two amino acid substitutions relative to the wild-type hydrolase. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Aldis Darzins, Lance Encell, Tonny Johnson, Dieter Klaubert, Georgyi V. Los, Mark McDougall, Keith V. Wood, Monika G. Wood, Chad Zimprich
  • Patent number: 10101332
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate and has at least two amino acid substitutions relative to the wild-type hydrolase. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Promega Corporation
    Inventors: Aldis Darzins, Lance P. Encell, Dieter Klaubert, Georgyi V. Los, Mark McDougall, Keith V. Wood, Monika G. Wood, Chad Zimprich
  • Publication number: 20170137456
    Abstract: Provided herein are chelator constructs (e.g., nucleic acid, peptide, peptide nucleic acid, etc.) that sequester metal ions (e.g., Mg2+) under a first set of conditions and fail to sequester or release sequestered metal ions under a second set of conditions. In particular, nucleic acid constructs are provided that sequester metal ions (e.g., Mg2+) under conditions that favor secondary and tertiary structure formation and release or fail to sequester metal ions under conditions that disfavor the formation of such structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: PROMEGA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Kirkland, Mark McDougall, Poncho Meisenheimer, Min Zhou
  • Publication number: 20170097356
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate and has at least two amino acid substitutions relative to the wild-type hydrolase. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Aldis Darzins, Lance P. Encell, Dieter Klaubert, Georgyi V. Los, Mark McDougall, Keith V. Wood, Monika G. Wood, Chad Zimprich
  • Publication number: 20170088877
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Keith V. Wood, Georgyi V. Los, Robert F. Bulleit, Dieter Klaubert, Mark McDougall, Chad Zimprich
  • Patent number: 9540402
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as • methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: PROMEGA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith V. Wood, Georgyi V. Los, Robert F. Bulleit, Dieter Klaubert, Mark McDougall, Chad Zimprich
  • Patent number: 9458499
    Abstract: The invention provides novel compounds and compositions of Formulas I and II, as well as methods of using them. The compounds can be used, for example, to quantify an amount of double stranded DNA in a sample subjected to nucleic acid amplification, or for real time monitoring of a nucleic acid amplification reaction. The compounds can be provided in a kit, for example, with other reagents and instructions for using the compounds and reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: PROMEGA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark McDougall, Stephen J. Dwight
  • Patent number: 9416353
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate and has at least two amino acid substitutions relative to the wild-type hydrolase. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PROMEGA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aldis Darzins, Lance P. Encell, Dieter Klaubert, Georgyi V. Los, Mark McDougall, Keith V. Wood, Monika G. Wood, Chad Zimprich
  • Publication number: 20160083782
    Abstract: The invention provides novel compounds and compositions of Formulas I and II, as well as methods of using them. The compounds can be used, for example, to quantify an amount of double stranded DNA in a sample subjected to nucleic acid amplification, or for real time monitoring of a nucleic acid amplification reaction. The compounds can be provided in a kit, for example, with other reagents and instructions for using the compounds and reagents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Mark McDougall, Stephen J. Dwight
  • Publication number: 20160031911
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Keith V. Wood, Georgyi V. Los, Robert F. Bulleit, Dieter Klaubert, Mark McDougall, Chad Zimprich
  • Patent number: 9206474
    Abstract: The invention provides novel compounds and compositions of Formulas I and II, as well as methods of using them. The compounds can be used, for example, to quantify an amount of double stranded DNA in a sample subjected to nucleic acid amplification, or for real time monitoring of a nucleic acid amplification reaction. The compounds can be provided in a kit, for example, with other reagents and instructions for using the compounds and reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: PROMEGA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark McDougall, Stephen J. Dwight
  • Publication number: 20150140587
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate and has at least two amino acid substitutions relative to the wild-type hydrolase. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Aldis Darzins, Lance Encell, Tonny Johnson, Dieter Klaubert, Georgyi V. Los, Mark McDougall, Keith V. Wood, Monika G. Wood, Chad Zimprich
  • Publication number: 20150125924
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate and has at least two amino acid substitutions relative to the wild-type hydrolase. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Aldis Darzins, Lance P. Encell, Dieter Klaubert, Georgyi V. Los, Mark McDougall, Keith V. Wood, Monika G. Wood, Chad Zimprich
  • Patent number: 8921620
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Promega Corporation
    Inventors: Keith V. Wood, Dieter Klaubert, Georgyi V. Los, Robert F. Bulleit, Mark McDougall, Chad Zimprich
  • Patent number: 8895787
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Promega Corporation
    Inventors: Keith V. Wood, Georgyi V. Los, Robert F. Bulleit, Dieter Klaubert, Mark McDougall, Chad Zimprich
  • Patent number: 8779221
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate and has at least two amino acid substitutions relative to the wild-type hydrolase. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Promega Corporation
    Inventors: Aldis Darzins, Lance Encell, Tonny Johnson, Dieter Klaubert, Georgyi V. Los, Mark McDougall, Keith V. Wood, Monika G. Wood, Chad Zimprich
  • Publication number: 20140178882
    Abstract: The invention provides novel compounds and compositions of Formulas I and II, as well as methods of using them. The compounds can be used, for example, to quantify an amount of double stranded DNA in a sample subjected to nucleic acid amplification, or for real time monitoring of a nucleic acid amplification reaction. The compounds can be provided in a kit, for example, with other reagents and instructions for using the compounds and reagents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: PROMEGA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark McDougall, Stephen Dwight
  • Patent number: 8742086
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate and has at least two amino acid substitutions relative to the wild-type hydrolase. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Promega Corporation
    Inventors: Aldis Darzins, Lance P. Encell, Dieter Klaubert, Georgyi V. Los, Mark McDougall, Keith V. Wood, Monika G. Wood, Chad Zimprich
  • Publication number: 20130337539
    Abstract: A mutant hydrolase optionally fused to a protein of interest is provided. The mutant hydrolase is capable of forming a bond with a substrate for the corresponding nonmutant (wild-type) hydrolase which is more stable than the bond formed between the wild-type hydrolase and the substrate and has at least two amino acid substitutions relative to the wild-type hydrolase. Substrates for hydrolases comprising one or more functional groups are also provided, as well as methods of using the mutant hydrolase and the substrates of the invention. Also provided is a fusion protein capable of forming a stable bond with a substrate and cells which express the fusion protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: PROMEGA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aldis Darzins, Lance Encell, Dieter Klaubert, Georgyi V. Los, Mark McDougall, Keith V. Wood, Monika G. Wood, Chad Zimprich