Patents by Inventor Min-Jui Richard Shen

Min-Jui Richard Shen 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: 11499189
    Abstract: A method for sequencing a population of nucleic acids, which includes (a) binding the population of nucleic acids with a fractionally labeled mixture of nucleotides, thereby forming a fractionally labeled population of nucleic acids, wherein the mixture includes nucleotide cognates for a common base type in the templates, and wherein a fraction of the nucleotide cognates for the common base type in the mixture are exogenously labeled nucleotides that produce a signal that is not produced by other nucleotide cognates for the common base type in the mixture; (b) detecting the signal from the fractionally labeled population of nucleic acids; and (c) repeating (a) and (b) using a second mixture of the fractionally labeled nucleotides, wherein the fraction of the exogenously labeled nucleotides is higher in the second mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES OF CALIFORNIA, INC.
    Inventor: Min-Jui Richard Shen
  • Publication number: 20220356519
    Abstract: Provided includes methods, compositions and systems for single molecule seeding and amplification on a flow cell. In some embodiments, nucleic acids are isothermally seeded and amplified on a flow cell comprising multiple binding areas (e.g., pads), resulting in an ensemble of substantially the same amplified molecules on each of the binding areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Min-Jui Richard Shen, Kurt Patterson, Gary R. Abel, Hamed Hosseini Bay
  • Publication number: 20220243261
    Abstract: A method including (a) providing an amplification reagent including an array of sites, and a solution having different target nucleic acids; and (b) reacting the amplification reagent to produce amplification sites each having a clonal population of amplicons from a target nucleic acid from the solution. The reacting can include simultaneously transporting the nucleic acids to the sites at an average transport rate, and amplifying the nucleic acids that transport to the sites at an average amplification rate, wherein the average amplification rate exceeds the average transport rate. The reacting can include producing a first amplicon from a nucleic acid that transports to each of the sites, and producing subsequent amplicons from the nucleic acid or from the first amplicon, wherein the average rate at which the subsequent amplicons are generated exceeds the average rate at which the first amplicon is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Min-Jui Richard Shen, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Kathryn M. Stephens, Mostafa Ronaghi, Kevin L. Gunderson, Bala Murali Venkatesan, M. Shane Bowen, Kandaswamy Vijayan
  • Patent number: 11319593
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for distinguishing an aberrant methylation level for DNA from a first cell type, including steps of (a) providing a test data set that includes (i) methylation states for a plurality of sites from test genomic DNA from at least one test organism, and (ii) coverage at each of the sites for detection of the methylation states; (b) providing methylation states for the plurality of sites in reference genomic DNA from one or more reference individual organisms, (c) determining, for each of the sites, the methylation difference between the test genomic DNA and the reference genomic DNA, thereby providing a normalized methylation difference for each site; and (d) weighting the normalized methylation difference for each site by the coverage at each of the sites, thereby determining an aggregate coverage-weighted normalized methylation difference score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Toung, Li Liu, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Ruoyu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220064632
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for controlling the density of different molecular species on the surface of a solid support. A first mixture of different molecular species is attached to a solid support under conditions to attach each species at a desired density, thereby producing a derivatized support having attached capture molecules. The derivatized support is treated with a second mixture of different molecular species, wherein different molecular species in the second mixture bind specifically to the different capture molecules attached to the solid support. One or more of the capture molecules can be reversibly modified such that the capture molecules have a different activity before and after the second mixture of molecular species are attached. In particular embodiments, the different molecular species are nucleic acids that are reversibly modified to have different activity in an amplification reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Andrea Sabot, Roberto Rigatti, Min-Jui Richard Shen
  • Patent number: 11254976
    Abstract: A method including (a) providing an amplification reagent including an array of sites, and a solution having different target nucleic acids; and (b) reacting the amplification reagent to produce amplification sites each having a clonal population of amplicons from a target nucleic acid from the solution. The reacting can include simultaneously transporting the nucleic acids to the sites at an average transport rate, and amplifying the nucleic acids that transport to the sites at an average amplification rate, wherein the average amplification rate exceeds the average transport rate. The reacting can include producing a first amplicon from a nucleic acid that transports to each of the sites, and producing subsequent amplicons from the nucleic acid or from the first amplicon, wherein the average rate at which the subsequent amplicons are generated exceeds the average rate at which the first amplicon is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Min-Jui Richard Shen, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Kathryn M. Stephens, Mostafa Ronaghi, Kevin L. Gunderson, Bala Murali Venkatesan, M. Shane Bowen, Kandaswamy Vijayan
  • Patent number: 11142759
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for controlling the density of different molecular species on the surface of a solid support. A first mixture of different molecular species is attached to a solid support under conditions to attach each species at a desired density, thereby producing a derivatized support having attached capture molecules. The derivatized support is treated with a second mixture of different molecular species, wherein different molecular species in the second mixture bind specifically to the different capture molecules attached to the solid support. One or more of the capture molecules can be reversibly modified such that the capture molecules have a different activity before and after the second mixture of molecular species are attached. In particular embodiments, the different molecular species are nucleic acids that are reversibly modified to have different activity in an amplification reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Sabot, Roberto Rigatti, Min-Jui Richard Shen
  • Publication number: 20210139978
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for detecting multiple different nucleotides in a sample. In particular, the disclosure provides for detection of multiple different nucleotides in a sample utilizing fewer detection moieties than the number of nucleotides being detected and/or fewer imaging events than the number of nucleotides being detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Robert C. Kain, Xiaohai Liu, Wenyi Feng, Bernard Hirschbein, Helmy A. Eltoukhy, Xiaolin Wu, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Thomas Joseph, Randall Smith, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Carolyn Tregidgo, Kay Klausing
  • Publication number: 20210130885
    Abstract: Presented are methods and compositions for spatial detection and analysis of nucleic acids in a tissue sample. The methods can enable the characterization of transcriptomes and/or genomic variations in tissues while preserving spatial information about the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Alex So, Li Liu, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Neeraj Salathia, Kathryn M. Stephens, Anne Jager, Timothy Wilson, Justin Fullerton, Sean M. Ramirez, Shannon Kaplan, Rigo Pantoja, Bala Murali Venkatesan, Steven Modiano
  • Patent number: 10913975
    Abstract: Presented are methods and compositions for spatial detection and analysis of nucleic acids in a tissue sample. The methods can enable the characterization of transcriptomes and/or genomic variations in tissues while preserving spatial information about the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex So, Li Liu, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Neeraj Salathia, Kathryn M. Stephens, Anne Jager, Timothy Wilson, Justin Fullerton, Sean M. Ramirez, Shannon Kaplan, Rigo Pantoja, Bala Murali Venkatesan, Steven Modiano
  • Patent number: 10900077
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for detecting multiple different nucleotides in a sample. In particular, the disclosure provides for detection of multiple different nucleotides in a sample utilizing fewer detection moieties than the number of nucleotides being detected and/or fewer imaging events than the number of nucleotides being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert C. Kain, Xiaohai Liu, Wenyi Feng, Bernard Hirschbein, Helmy A. Eltoukhy, Xiaolin Wu, Geoffrey Paul Smith, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Thomas Joseph, Randall Smith, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Carolyn Tregidgo, Kay Klausing
  • Patent number: 10837059
    Abstract: A method for detecting nucleic acids by (a) providing a sample having target nucleic acids, each nucleic acid having contiguous first, second, and third domains; (b) contacting the sample with probe sets to form hybridization complexes, wherein each probe set includes (i) a first probe having a sequence that is complementary to the first domain; and (ii) a second probe having a sequence substantially complementary to the third domain; (c) extending the first probes along the second domains of the complexes while the complexes are immobilized on a solid support; (d) ligating the extended first probes to the second probes to form templates; (e) amplifying the templates with primers that are complementary to the first and second priming sequences to produce amplicons; and (f) detecting the amplicons on the surface of a nucleic acid array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Oliphant, John R. Stuelpnagel, Mark S. Chee, Scott L. Butler, Jian-Bing Fan, Min-Jui Richard Shen
  • Publication number: 20200263246
    Abstract: A method for sequencing a population of nucleic acids, which includes (a) binding the population of nucleic acids with a fractionally labeled mixture of nucleotides, thereby forming a fractionally labeled population of nucleic acids, wherein the mixture includes nucleotide cognates for a common base type in the templates, and wherein a fraction of the nucleotide cognates for the common base type in the mixture are exogenously labeled nucleotides that produce a signal that is not produced by other nucleotide cognates for the common base type in the mixture; (b) detecting the signal from the fractionally labeled population of nucleic acids; and (c) repeating (a) and (b) using a second mixture of the fractionally labeled nucleotides, wherein the fraction of the exogenously labeled nucleotides is higher in the second mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: OMNIOME, INC.
    Inventor: Min-Jui Richard SHEN
  • Publication number: 20200239875
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for controlling the density of different molecular species on the surface of a solid support. A first mixture of different molecular species is attached to a solid support under conditions to attach each species at a desired density, thereby producing a derivatized support having attached capture molecules. The derivatized support is treated with a second mixture of different molecular species, wherein different molecular species in the second mixture bind specifically to the different capture molecules attached to the solid support. One or more of the capture molecules can be reversibly modified such that the capture molecules have a different activity before and after the second mixture of molecular species are attached. In particular embodiments, the different molecular species are nucleic acids that are reversibly modified to have different activity in an amplification reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Andrea Sabot, Roberto Rigatti, Min-Jui Richard Shen
  • Publication number: 20200224268
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide methods for constructing a DNA profile comprising: providing a nucleic acid sample, amplifying the nucleic acid sample with a plurality of primers that specifically hybridize to at least one target sequence comprising a SNP and at least one target sequence comprising a tandem repeat, and determining the genotypes of the at least one SNP and at least one tandem repeat in the amplification products, thereby constructing the DNA profile of the nucleic acid sample. Embodiments disclosed herein further provide a plurality of primers that specifically hybridize to at least one short target sequence and at least one long target sequence in a nucleic acid sample, wherein amplifying the nucleic acid sample using the plurality of primers in a single reaction results in a short amplification product and a long amplification product, wherein each of the plurality of primers comprises one or more tag sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kathryn M. Stephens, Cydne Holt, Carey Davis, Anne Jager, Paulina Walichiewicz, Yonmee Han, David Silva, Min-Jui Richard Shen, Sasan Amini, Frank J. Steemers
  • Patent number: 10597653
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for generating a nucleic acid library. Target-specific primer-probes are hybridized to a target nucleic acid fragment to create a hybridization product. Each of the target-specific primer-probes comprises a target-specific sequence and a first adaptor sequence. The target nucleic acid fragment comprises a target genomic region of interest, wherein said target genomic region of interest comprises an exon of a gene and the target-specific primer-probes are tiled across the exon of the gene. The target nucleic acid fragment further comprises a second adaptor sequence different from said first adaptor sequence. Following hybridization, the target-specific primer-probes are extended to create double-stranded extension products and further amplified, thereby generating the nucleic acid library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Sabot, Roberto Rigatti, Min-Jui Richard Shen
  • Publication number: 20200040386
    Abstract: A method including (a) providing an amplification reagent including an array of sites, and a solution having different target nucleic acids; and (b) reacting the amplification reagent to produce amplification sites each having a clonal population of amplicons from a target nucleic acid from the solution. The reacting can include simultaneously transporting the nucleic acids to the sites at an average transport rate, and amplifying the nucleic acids that transport to the sites at an average amplification rate, wherein the average amplification rate exceeds the average transport rate. The reacting can include producing a first amplicon from a nucleic acid that transports to each of the sites, and producing subsequent amplicons from the nucleic acid or from the first amplicon, wherein the average rate at which the subsequent amplicons are generated exceeds the average rate at which the first amplicon is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Min-Jui Richard Shen, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Kathryn M. Stephens, Mostafa Ronaghi, Kevin L. Gunderson, Bala Murali Venkatesan, M. Shane Bowen, Kandaswamy Vijayan
  • Publication number: 20190367965
    Abstract: A portable detector is disclosed for detecting certain analytes of interest, such as genetic material (e.g., nucleic acids). The detector includes a reading component for the detection of the analytes, and control circuitry for controlling operation of the reading component. Processing circuitry may be included to perform both primary analysis of acquired data, and where desired, secondary analysis. Where desired, some or all of the computationally intensive tasks may be off-loaded to enhance the portability and speed of the device. The device may incorporate various types of interface, technologies for reading and analysis, positioning system interfaces, and so forth. A number of exemplary use cases and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Robert C. Kain, Min-Jui Richard Shen, John A. Moon, Helmy A. Eltoukhy
  • Patent number: 10428363
    Abstract: Methods for amplifying nucleic acids are provided. The methods can be used to minimize sequence specific bias caused by the preferential amplification of certain nucleic acid sequences. Methods are described which can lower the efficiency of AT rich templates relative to GC rich templates, thereby minimizing GC bias during amplification reactions with multiple templates of different sequence. The methods are suited to solid phase amplification, for example, utilizing flow cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LIMITED
    Inventors: Roberto Rigatti, Jonathan Mark Boutell, Min-Jui Richard Shen
  • Patent number: 10428367
    Abstract: A portable detector is disclosed for detecting certain analytes of interest, such as genetic material (e.g., nucleic acids). The detector includes a reading component for the detection of the analytes, and control circuitry for controlling operation of the reading component. Processing circuitry may be included to perform both primary analysis of acquired data, and where desired, secondary analysis. Where desired, some or all of the computationally intensive tasks may be off-loaded to enhance the portability and speed of the device. The device may incorporate various types of interface, technologies for reading and analysis, positioning system interfaces, and so forth. A number of exemplary use cases and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert C. Kain, Min-Jui Richard Shen, John A. Moon, Helmy A. Eltoukhy