Patents by Inventor Nicholas RILEY

Nicholas RILEY 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: 20180286649
    Abstract: A new approach is described herein for outfitting a mass spectrometer with an infrared laser that provides an improved method of ion dissociation. One embodiment, generally referred to as Activated Ion Electron Transfer Dissociation (AI-ETD) utilizes additional energy from photons during fragmentation to generate extensive fragmentation by interacting with peptides or proteins that are not fully fragmented or separated in the high pressure linear ion trap, thus allowing for increased information during MS/MS. Additionally, a new activation scheme generally referred to as AI-ETD+ is also described that combines AI-ETD in the high pressure cell of the linear ion trap with additional infrared multi-photon dissociation (IRMPD) activation in the low pressure cell. These methods provide improved fragmentation and sequence coverage without introducing additional time to the scan duty cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Joshua COON, Nicholas RILEY, Michael WESTPHALL