Patents by Inventor Sarah LUM

Sarah LUM 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: 20180363054
    Abstract: Current procedures for the analysis of sexual assault kits are labor intensive, time consuming and deliver a success rate lower than 40%. This has resulted in rape kit backlogs of thousands. The primary challenge crime laboratories face in analyzing these cases is the separation of purified male DNA from the mixture of primarily female DNA from gynecological swabs. Effective elution of the sample from the swab and efficient separation of intact sperm cells from epithelial and other cellular debris, allow for a successful PCR amplification and short tandem repeat (STR) DNA analysis for perpetrator identification. The disclosure provides an effective and economically accessible technology for the separation of male and female cells and DNA, for example, from a gynecological swab by capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: University of Notre Dame du Lac
    Inventors: Sarah LUM, Norman DOVICHI, Bonnie JASKOWSKI HUGE, Carlos Gusti GARTNER