Patents by Inventor Michael P. Weiner

Michael P. Weiner 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: 20190203263
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for nucleic acid amplification wherein nucleic acid templates, beads, and amplification reaction solution are emulsified and the nucleic acid templates are amplified to provide clonal copies of the nucleic acid templates attached to the beads. Also disclosed are kits and apparatuses for performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jan Berka, Yi-Ju Chen, John H. Leamon, Steve Lefkowitz, Kenton L. Lohman, Vinod B. Makhijani, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Gary J. Sarkis, Maithreyan Srinivasan, Michael P. Weiner
  • Patent number: 10240192
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for nucleic acid amplification wherein nucleic acid templates, beads, and amplification reaction solution are emulsified and the nucleic acid templates are amplified to provide clonal copies of the nucleic acid templates attached to the beads. Also disclosed are kits and apparatuses for performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: 454 Life Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Berka, Yi-Ju Chen, John H. Leamon, Steven Lefkowitz, Kenton L. Lohman, Vinod B. Makhijani, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Gary J. Sarkis, Maithreyan Srinivasan, Michael P. Weiner
  • Patent number: 9909121
    Abstract: A method having steps of (a) providing nucleic acids having a tag sequence (N1)n(N2)n . . . (Nx)n, wherein N1, N2 and Nx are nucleotides that complement different nucleotides, respectively, wherein n is an integer that can differ for N1, N2 and Nx; (b) detecting the nucleic acids individually and under conditions to distinguish signal intensities for (N1)n sequences having different values for n, (N2)n sequences having different values for n and. (Nx)n sequences having different values for n; and (c) distinguishing the tags based on the signal intensities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventor: Michael P. Weiner
  • Publication number: 20180057875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for sequencing nucleic acids, including sequencing nucleic acids in fluidic droplets. In one set of embodiments, the method employs sequencing by hybridization using droplets such as microfluidic droplets. In some embodiments, droplets are formed which include a target nucleic acid, a nucleic acid probe, and at least one identification element, such as a fluorescent particle. The nucleic acid probes that hybridize to the target nucleic acid are determined, in some instances, by determining the at least one identification element. The nucleic acid probes that hybridize to the target nucleic acid may be used to determine the sequence of the target nucleic acid. In certain instances, the microfluidic droplets are provided with reagents that modify the nucleic acid probe. In some cases, a droplet, such as those described above, is deformed such that the components of the droplets individually pass a target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: David A. Weitz, Jeremy Agresti, Michael P. Weiner, Adam R. Abate, Tony Hung
  • Patent number: 9797010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for sequencing nucleic acids, including sequencing nucleic acids in fluidic droplets. In one set of embodiments, the method employs sequencing by hybridization using droplets such as microfluidic droplets. In some embodiments, droplets are formed which include a target nucleic acid, a nucleic acid probe, and at least one identification element, such as a fluorescent particle. The nucleic acid probes that hybridize to the target nucleic acid are determined, in some instances, by determining the at least one identification element. The nucleic acid probes that hybridize to the target nucleic acid may be used to determine the sequence of the target nucleic acid. In certain instances, the microfluidic droplets are provided with reagents that modify the nucleic acid probe. In some cases, a droplet, such as those described above, is deformed such that the components of the droplets individually pass a target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: David A. Weitz, Jeremy Agresti, Michael P. Weiner, Adam R. Abate, Tony Hung
  • Publication number: 20160298175
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for nucleic acid amplification wherein nucleic acid templates, beads, and amplification reaction solution are emulsified and the nucleic acid templates are amplified to provide clonal copies of the nucleic acid templates attached to the beads. Also disclosed are kits and apparatuses for performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Jan Berka, Yi-Ju Chen, John H. Leamon, Steven Lefkowitz, Kenton L. Lohman, Vinod B. Makhijani, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Gary J. Sarkis, Maithreyan Srinivasan, Michael P. Weiner
  • Publication number: 20160083718
    Abstract: A method having steps of (a) providing nucleic acids having a tag sequence (N1)n(N2)n . . . (Nx)n, wherein N1, N2 and Nx are nucleotides that complement different nucleotides, respectively, wherein n is an integer that can differ for N1, N2 and Nx; (b) detecting the nucleic acids individually and under conditions to distinguish signal intensities for (N1)n sequences having different values for n, (N2)n sequences having different values for n and. (Nx)n sequences having different values for n; and (c) distinguishing the tags based on the signal intensities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventor: Michael P. Weiner
  • Patent number: 9200274
    Abstract: A method having steps of (a) providing nucleic acids having a tag sequence (N1)n(N2)n . . . (Nx)n, wherein N1, N2 and Nx are nucleotides that complement different nucleotides, respectively, wherein n is an integer that can differ for N1, N2 and Nx; (b) detecting the nucleic acids individually and under conditions to distinguish signal intensities for (N1)n sequences having different values for n, (N2)n sequences having different values for n and. (Nx)n sequences having different values for n; and (c) distinguishing the tags based on the signal intensities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Weiner
  • Publication number: 20150099672
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for nucleic acid amplification wherein nucleic acid templates, beads, and amplification reaction solution are emulsified and the nucleic acid templates are amplified to provide clonal copies of the nucleic acid templates attached to the beads. Also disclosed are kits and apparatuses for performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: JAN BERKA, YI-JU CHEN, JOHN H. LEAMON, STEVEN LEFKOWITZ, KENTON L. LOHMAN, VINOD B. MAKHIJANI, JONATHAN M. ROTHBERG, GARY J. SARKIS, MAITHREYAN SRINIVASAN, MICHAEL P. WEINER
  • Publication number: 20140342921
    Abstract: A method having steps of (a) providing nucleic acids having a tag sequence (N1)n(N2)n . . . (Nx)n, wherein N1, N2 and Nx are nucleotides that complement different nucleotides, respectively, wherein n is an integer that can differ for N1, N2 and Nx; (b) detecting the nucleic acids individually and under conditions to distinguish signal intensities for (N1)n sequences having different values for n, (N2)n sequences having different values for n and. (Nx)n sequences having different values for n; and (c) distinguishing the tags based on the signal intensities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventor: Michael P. Weiner
  • Patent number: 8790876
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing rapid DNA sequencing, such as genomic sequencing, is provided herein. The method includes the steps of preparing a sample DNA for genomic sequencing, amplifying the prepared DNA in a representative manner, and performing multiple sequencing reaction on the amplified DNA with only one primer hybridization step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: 454 Life Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Leamon, Kenton L. Lohman, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Michael P. Weiner
  • Patent number: 8765380
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for nucleic acid amplification wherein nucleic acid templates, beads, and amplification reaction solution are emulsified and the nucleic acid templates are amplified to provide clonal copies of the nucleic acid templates attached to the beads. Also disclosed are kits and apparatuses for performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: 454 Life Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Berka, Yi-Ju Chen, John H. Leamon, Steve Lefkowitz, Kenton L. Lohman, Vinod B. Makhijani, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Gary J. Sarkis, Maithreyn Srinivasan, Michael P. Weiner
  • Publication number: 20140162885
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for nucleic acid amplification wherein nucleic acid templates, beads, and amplification reaction solution are emulsified and the nucleic acid templates are amplified to provide clonal copies of the nucleic acid templates attached to the beads. Also disclosed are kits and apparatuses for performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: 454 LIFE SCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jan Berka, Yi-Ju Chen, John H. Leamon, Steven Lefkowitz, Kenton L. Lohman, Vinod B. Makhijani, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Gary J. Sarkis, Maithreyan Srinivasan, Michael P. Weiner
  • Patent number: 8748102
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for nucleic acid amplification wherein nucleic acid templates, beads, and amplification reaction solution are emulsified and the nucleic acid templates are amplified to provide clonal copies of the nucleic acid templates attached to the beads. Also disclosed are kits and apparatuses for performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: 454 Life Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Berka, Yi-Ju Chen, John H. Leamon, Steve Lefkowitz, Kenton L. Lohman, Vinod B. Makhijani, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Gary J. Sarkis, Maithreyan Srinivasan, Michael P. Weiner
  • Publication number: 20130078638
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for nucleic acid amplification wherein nucleic acid templates, beads, and amplification reaction solution are emulsified and the nucleic acid templates are amplified to provide clonal copies of the nucleic acid templates attached to the heads. Also disclosed are kits and apparatuses for performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Jan Berka, Yi-Ju Chen, John H. Leamon, Steve Lefkowitz, Kenton L. Lohman, Vinod B. Makhijani, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Gary J. Sarkis, Maithreyan Srinivasan, Michael P. Weiner
  • Publication number: 20130059741
    Abstract: This invention provides compositions and methods for assaying the presence of a target analyte in a sample using a solid support. Embodiments of the present invention provide a solid support having a binding protein, such as an antibody, antibody fragment or protein receptor, immobilized to the solid support and at least two separate nucleic acid primers immobilized near the binding protein. This invention also provides a method for tethering two or more polypeptide subunits to generate a multifunctional fusion protein, which can have a primary function, e.g., binding a target analyte, such as a target protein, or an enzymatic activity, and one or more of the subunits of the fusion protein carries out a secondary function, e.g., capture on a solid matrix or quantitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventor: Michael P. Weiner
  • Publication number: 20120238475
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing rapid DNA sequencing, such as genomic sequencing, is provided herein. The method includes the steps of preparing a sample DNA for genomic sequencing, amplifying the prepared DNA in a representative manner, and performing multiple sequencing reaction on the amplified DNA with only one primer hybridization step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: John H. Leamon, Kenton L. Lohman, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Michael P. Weiner
  • Patent number: 8158359
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing rapid DNA sequencing, such as genomic sequencing, is provided herein. The method includes the steps of preparing a sample DNA for genomic sequencing, amplifying the prepared DNA in a representative manner, and performing multiple sequencing reaction on the amplified DNA with only one primer hybridization step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: 454 Lice Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Leamon, Kenton L. Lohman, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Michael P. Weiner
  • Publication number: 20110267457
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for sequencing nucleic acids, including sequencing nucleic acids in fluidic droplets. In one set of embodiments, the method employs sequencing by hybridization using droplets such as microfluidic droplets. In some embodiments, droplets are formed which include a target nucleic acid, a nucleic acid probe, and at least one identification element, such as a fluorescent particle. The nucleic acid probes that hybridize to the target nucleic acid are determined, in some instances, by determining the at least one identification element. The nucleic acid probes that hybridize to the target nucleic acid may be used to determine the sequence of the target nucleic acid. In certain instances, the microfluidic droplets are provided with reagents that modify the nucleic acid probe. In some cases, a droplet, such as those described above, is deformed such that the components of the droplets individually pass a target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: David A Weitz, Jeremy Agresti, Michael P. Weiner, Adam R. Abate, Tony Hung
  • Patent number: 8012690
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for nucleic acid amplification wherein nucleic acid templates, beads, and amplification reaction solution are emulsified and the nucleic acid templates are amplified to provide clonal copies of the nucleic acid templates attached to the beads. Also disclosed are kits and apparatuses for performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: 454 Life Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Berka, Yi-Ju Chen, John H. Leamon, Steve Lefkowitz, Kenton L. Lohman, Vinod B. Makhijani, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Gary J. Sarkis, Maithreyan Srinivasan, Michael P. Weiner