Library, Per Se (e.g., Array, Mixture, In Silico, Etc.) Patents (Class 506/13)
  • Patent number: 11959129
    Abstract: Compositions and methods, systems, and kits for detecting and quantifying variations in numbers of molecules, particularly variations in gene dosage, e.g., due to gene duplication, or to variations from the normal euploid complement of chromosomes, e.g., trisomy of one or more chromosomes that are normally found in diploid pairs, without digital sequencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Enumera Molecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Sekedat, Jeffrey Buis, Ronald David Beaubien, Jr., Sharat Singh, Jeff Perry, Steven Lockton, Chandni Jain, Natalie Mae Jameson-Kiesling
  • Patent number: 11921050
    Abstract: A method for predicting risk of a future disease condition includes the steps of collecting and transporting bodily fluid to at least one colorimetric analyte sensing element, detecting the presence of bodily fluid, collecting optical data relating to the at least one colorimetric analyte sensing element with at least one spectrophotometer after a predetermined time period after detecting the presence of bodily fluid in contact with the colorimetric analyte sensing element, communicating the optical data to a computing system having at least one processor and data storage, analyzing the optical data to determine at least one analyte concentration in the bodily fluid, identifying a threshold analyte concentration of the at least one analyte in the bodily fluid that is an indicator of the risk of developing a future disease condition; and recording the at least one analyte concentration in the bodily fluid over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Curt Binner, Justin Mellinger, Alexandru Paunescu
  • Patent number: 11827885
    Abstract: Compositions, methods and kits are provided that include an inhibitory oligonucleotide RNase inhibitor capable of inhibiting one or more types of RNase that coexist with biological samples or are introduced in the laboratory, thereby protecting RNA in the sample from degradation. More than one type of oligonucleotide RNase inhibitor may be combined in a mixture to inhibit a plurality of different RNases. Single oligonucleotides were identified to have inhibitory activity for a plurality of different RNases. The RNase oligonucleotide inhibitor may be immobilized on beads or other surface. It may be stored in a lyophilized form or in solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: New England Biolabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Tanner, Jennifer Ong, Esta Slayton, Lisa Maduzia, Salvatore V. Russello
  • Patent number: 11791328
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for fabricating a semiconductor device with integrated decoupling alignment features. The method includes providing a first substrate; forming a plurality of first alignment marks on the first substrate and parallel to each other, wherein the first substrate and the plurality of first alignment marks together configure a first wafer; providing a second wafer comprising a plurality of second alignment marks parallel to each other; and bonding the second wafer onto the first wafer. The plurality of second alignment marks are arranged parallel to the plurality of first alignment marks and adjacent to the plurality of first alignment marks in a top-view perspective. The plurality of first alignment marks and the plurality of second alignment marks comprise a fluorescence material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Tse-Yao Huang
  • Patent number: 11781987
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluorescence image analyzer for analyzing a fluorescence image of a cell contained in a sample. The fluorescence image analyzer includes a light source configured to apply light to the sample; an imaging unit configured to capture a fluorescence image of the cell by which fluorescence is generated by applying the light; and a processing unit configured to process the captured fluorescence image. The processing unit is programmed to obtain a bright point pattern of fluorescence in the captured fluorescence image; select at least one bright point pattern, from among a plurality of bright point patterns that include one or more positive patterns and are associated with at least one of a measurement item or a labeling reagent; and determine what positive pattern, among the selected at least one bright point pattern, corresponds to the obtained bright point pattern, based on the obtained bright point pattern and the selected at least one bright point pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Momoko Imakubo
  • Patent number: 11779923
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microfluidic device, a method for manufacturing a microfluidic device, and a method for provision of double emulsion droplets using a microfluidic device. Furthermore, the present invention relates to an assembly configured to supply pressure to the microfluidic device for provision of double emulsion droplets. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a kit comprising a plurality of microfluidic devices and a plurality of fluids configured for use with the microfluidic device for provision of double emulsion droplets. The microfluidic device comprises a transfer conduit comprising a first transfer conduit part having a first affinity for water; and a collection conduit comprising a first collection conduit part having a second affinity for water being different from the first affinity for water. A well section and a microfluidic section of the microfluidic device are fixedly connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: SAMPLIX APS
    Inventors: Thomas Kvist, Esben Bjørn Madsen, Solène Cherre, Marie Just Mikkelsen
  • Patent number: 11754686
    Abstract: A Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) measurement circuit includes a processor circuit that is configured to receive detection signals output from a plurality of detector elements in response to a plurality of photons incident thereon during a detection window, identify detection events based on the detection signals, and calculating an estimated time of arrival of the plurality of photons based on a sum of respective numbers of the detection events that have been identified at respective time intervals of the detection window. The processor circuit may include at least one accumulator circuit that is configured to output the sum of the respective numbers of the detection events that have been identified at the respective time intervals based on a counter signal that is incremented responsive to each of the detection events, and a clock signal corresponding to the respective time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Henderson, Hod Finkelstein
  • Patent number: 11724446
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system is disclosed including multiple conveying pipelines, a mixer and a nozzle. The multiple conveying pipelines are connected to respective material sources. The multiple conveying pipelines are connected to the mixer which is configured to mix in real time powder materials supplied via the multiple conveying pipelines during additive manufacturing. The mixer is connected via a supply pipeline to the nozzle which is configured to deliver mixed material onto a substrate to perform the additive manufacturing. Each of the multiple conveying pipelines is configured to change conveying amount or speed of the powder materials in real time. An additive manufacturing method for the above additive manufacturing system is also disclosed. The additive manufacturing system and method can adjust in real time types or proportions of the materials so as to meet different property requirements for different parts of a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 11674077
    Abstract: A process for the post-deposition treatment of colloidal quantum dot films to improve photodetector performance. A colloidal quantum dot film is first deposited on a suitable substrate or device structure, given a ligand exchange, and then allowed to dry into a completed film. Next, a solution is prepared consisting of dilute H2O2 mixed with a polar solvent such as isopropyl alcohol solution. The prepared film and substrate are then immersed into the prepared solution over a set interval of time. After which, the film is removed and rinsed with solvent, then dried with clean N2 gas. After this treatment, the colloidal quantum dot film is ready for use as a photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Joseph Ciani, Richard Edward Pimpinella, Christopher Frank Buurma, Jered Feldman, Christoph H. Grein
  • Patent number: 11635388
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing modified metal nanoparticles includes steps as follows. Metal nanoparticles are provided, wherein each of the metal nanoparticles is a gold nanoparticle or a silver nanoparticle. An ascorbic acid solution is provided, wherein the ascorbic acid solution includes ascorbic acid molecules and/or ascorbic acid ions. A surface modification step is conducted, wherein the metal nanoparticles and the ascorbic acid solution are mixed, such that surfaces of the metal nanoparticles are modified by the ascorbic acid molecules and/or ascorbic acid ions to obtain the modified metal nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Chia-Yun Chen, Ta-Cheng Wei, Tzu-Yu Ou, Meng-Chen Lo
  • Patent number: 11574958
    Abstract: A memory device according to an embodiment includes a fluid layer extending in a first direction, a particle in the fluid layer, a first control electrode made of a first material, a first insulating film provided between the fluid layer and the first control electrode, a second control electrode made of a second material and provided to be spaced apart from the first control electrode in the first direction, a second insulating film provided between the fluid layer and the second control electrode, a third control electrode made of a third material different from the first material and the second material and provided between the first control electrode and the second control electrode, and a third insulating film provided between the fluid layer and the third control electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Matsubayashi, Kensuke Ota
  • Patent number: 11567081
    Abstract: Provided are methods for detecting or isolating circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in a subject. The methods may include detecting the expression of at least one epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) biomarker. Further provided are kits for detecting or isolating CTCs. The kits may include antibodies to at least one EMT biomarker. Further provided are methods of predicting the responsiveness of a subject to a cancer drug, methods of targeting delivery of a cancer drug in a subject, methods of providing a cancer prognosis to a subject, and methods for following the progress of cancer in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignees: Duke University, Menarini Silicon Biosystems S.p.A.
    Inventors: Galla Chandra Rao, Mark C. Connelly, Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, Andrew J. Armstrong, Rhonda L. Bitting
  • Patent number: 11492366
    Abstract: Compounds are described and characterized that bind guanine quadruplexes of DNA or RNA. Binding data and inhibition of growth data of five cancer cell lines are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Caitlin Miron, Anne Petitjean, Jean-Louis Mergny
  • Patent number: 11473081
    Abstract: High-throughput methods for screening large populations of variant proteins are provided. The methods utilize large-scale arrays of microcapillaries, where each microcapillary comprises a solution containing a variant protein, an immobilized target molecule, and a reporter element. Immobilized target molecules may include any molecule of interest, including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and other biomolecules. The association of a variant protein with a molecular target is assessed by measuring a signal from the reporter element. The contents of microcapillaries identified in the assays as containing variant proteins of interest can be isolated, and cells expressing the variant proteins of interest can be characterized. Also provided are systems for performing the disclosed screening methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Jennifer R. Cochran, Bob Chen, Spencer Caleb Alford
  • Patent number: 11360095
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a set of two or more mass labels, wherein each mass label comprises the formula: X-L-M-Re wherein X is a reporter moiety having an exact mass, L is a bond cleavable by collision in a mass spectrometer, M is a mass modifier, and Re is a) a reactive functionality for attaching the mass label to an analyte or b) the analyte, wherein each mass label in the set has an integer mass, wherein each mass label in the set has the same integer mass, and wherein the set comprises two or more subsets of mass labels, each subset comprising one, two or more mass labels, and wherein, when the subset comprises two or more mass labels, the exact mass of the reporter moiety X of each mass label in the subset is different from the exact mass of the reporter moiety X of the mass labels in the same subset and in all other subsets, and wherein each mass label is distinguishable by mass spectrometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Hugin Thompson
  • Patent number: 10954545
    Abstract: A U2OS-based model system using luciferase reporters to monitor the genome replication of alpha and beta HPVs is provided. A modified U2OS cell line is disclosed that expresses Firefly luciferase to measure toxicity of the screened compounds. In addition, provided are HPV18, HPV 16 and HPV5 marker genomes that express Renilla luciferase under the control of viral promoters used to measure changes in the viral copy number. This ready-to-use model system is capable of being used in high-throughput screens to identify compounds inhibiting initial amplification and stable maintenance as well as vegetative phase of various HPV subtypes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Icosagen Cell Factory OÜ
    Inventors: Mart Ustav, Ene Ustav, Andres Männik, Mart Toots, Mart Ustav, Jr., Andres Tover
  • Patent number: 10753904
    Abstract: An integrated fluidic circuit has a supporting surface that carries a first fluid to be moved at a first functional region; a dielectric structure, defining the supporting surface; and an electrode structure, coupled to the dielectric structure for generating an electric field at the first functional region, such as to modify electrowetting properties of the interface between the first fluid and the supporting surface. The dielectric structure has a first spatially variable dielectric profile at the first functional region, thus determining a corresponding spatially variable profile of the electric field, and, consequently, of the electrowetting properties of the interface between the first fluid and the supporting surface. The integrated fluidic circuit may achieve mixing between the first fluid and a second fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventor: Alessandro Paolo Bramanti
  • Patent number: 9995732
    Abstract: Lipid multilayer structures are formed by evaporating a solvent from each of a plurality of lipid solutions thereby form the lipid multilayer structures. Each lipid solution comprises the solvent and one or more lipids. Each lipid multilayer structure is a microstructure comprising one or more lipids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Lenhert, Nicholas Vafai
  • Patent number: 9376710
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed relating to the localization of nucleic acids to arrays such as silane-free arrays, and of sequencing the nucleic acids localized thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Edward Brennan Smith, Andrea Sabot, Isabelle Marie Julia Rasolonjatovo, Jean-Ernest Sohna Sohna, Adrian Martin Horgan, Harold Philip Swerdlow
  • Patent number: 9074300
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, comprising (a) providing a reactant ligand attached to a substrate; (b) contacting the substrate with a fusion polypeptide, said fusion polypeptide comprising a capture polypeptide fused to a display polypeptide under conditions such that said reactant ligand covalently binds to said capture polypeptide; and (c) analyzing said display polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Milan Mrksich, Christian Hodneland
  • Patent number: 9046514
    Abstract: A method of providing a droplet in contact with a magnetically responsive bead and having a reduced quantity of a substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventors: Ramakrishna Sista, Vamsee K. Pamula, Michael G. Pollack, Vijay Srinivasan, Allen E. Eckhardt, Richard B. Fair
  • Publication number: 20150141293
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for increasing the order of an array of polymeric micelles or of nanoparticles on a substrate surface comprising a) providing an ordered array of micelles or nanoparticles coated with a polymer shell on a substrate surface and b) annealing the array of micelles or nanoparticles by ultrasonication in a liquid medium which is selected from the group comprising H2O, a polar organic solvent and a mixture of H2O and a polar organic solvent. In a related aspect, the invention provides the highly ordered arrays of micelles or nanoparticles obtainable by the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Christian Williges, Christoph Morhard, Joachim P. Spatz, Robert B. Brunner
  • Patent number: 9034798
    Abstract: Capture compounds and collections thereof and methods using the compounds for the analysis of biomolecules are provided. In particular, collections, compounds and methods are provided for analyzing complex protein mixtures, such as the proteome. The compounds are multifunctional reagents that provide for the separation and isolation of complex protein mixtures. Automated systems for performing the methods also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Hubert Köster, Daniel Paul Little, Suhaib Mahmood Siddiqi, Matthew Peter Grealish, Subramanian Marappan, Chester Frederick Hassman, III, Ping Yip
  • Publication number: 20150133414
    Abstract: It was determined whether SNPs in SLC4A5 are associated with salt sensitivity of blood pressure (BP). Subjects consumed an isocaloric constant diet with a randomized order of 7 days low Na+ (10 mmol/d) and 7 days high Na+ (300 mmol/d) intake. Salt sensitivity was defined as a ?7 mm Hg increase in mean arterial pressure (MAP). 35 polymorphisms in 17 candidate genes were assayed. Association analyses with salt sensitivity revealed three variants that associated with salt sensitivity, two in SLC4A5 (rs7571842, rs10177833; P<0.001), and one in GRK4 (rs1801058; P=0.020). Paradoxical changes in blood pressure in response to changes in salt intake were also found associated with a SNP for DRD2 (rs6276). In conclusion, SLC4A5 variants are strongly associated with salt sensitivity of BP in Caucasian and a DRD2 SNP is a marker for paradoxical response to salt intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Robin A. Felder, Robert M. Carey, John E. Jones, Pedro A. Jose, Scott M. Williams
  • Publication number: 20150126404
    Abstract: A triple sensor structured for simultaneous measurement of glucose, oxygen, and pH. The sensor components are in thin film states such as sensing films or membranes, with a glucose probe associated with emission of radiation in the blue part of the spectrum, an oxygen probe associated with radiation in red portion of the spectrum, and a pH probe—with a green portion of the spectrum. The optical probes are chemically grafted or immobilized in a suitable polymer matrix, alleviating the leaching of the probes from the matrix, improving the thin film sensing stability, and enabling the repeatable use of the same sensing films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Yanqing Tian, Liqiang Zhang, Fengyu Su, Deirdre Meldrum, Sean Buizer, Clifford L. Anderson, Laimonas Kelbauskas, Kristen Lee
  • Publication number: 20150119272
    Abstract: The invention provides a computer-implemented method and system for predicting quantitatively whether an adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapeutic treatment will be or is being successful in treating an individual suffering from cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jochen Prehn, Andreas Lindner, Heinrich Huber
  • Patent number: 9006150
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising the nucleic acid and a chemical compound, said composition forming a star structure defining 3 or more stems extending from a reaction center. The stems are formed by a nucleic acid duplex and the chemical compound has been formed in the reaction center as the reaction product of 3 or more chemical groups. The advantage of the composition is that a close proximity is provided between the chemical groups in the reaction center, thereby promoting a reaction. The invention also relates to a method for preparation of the composition. The advantage of the method is that it does not require the pre-synthesis of a large number of templates and that it is not dependent upon codon/anti-codon recognition for an encoded molecule to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Vipergen ApS
    Inventors: Nils Jokob Vest Hansen, Peter Blakskjaer, Margit Haahr Hansen, Lars Kolster Petersen, Tara Renee Heitner
  • Publication number: 20150094232
    Abstract: The present invention generally pertains to methods and kits for managing the variation in spectroscopic intensity measurements through the use of a reference component. The reference component may comprise a reference spectroscopic substance and may be contained together with a sample of interest in a sample to be tested, wherein the sample of interest may comprise a sample spectroscopic substance. Each sample to be tested may be uniquely identified and, hence, “barcoded” by combinations of different colors and concentrations of spectroscopic substances, contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: GnuBIO, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Abate, John Lawrence Emhoff, Tony Hung, Adnan Moez Esmail, Sepehr Kiani, Pascaline Mary
  • Publication number: 20150087525
    Abstract: The present invention relates in general to the field of colorectal cancer detection, and more particularly, to plasma microRNAs for the detection of early colorectal cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: I Cos Meritxell Gironella, Juan Jose Lozano Salvatella, i Garangou Antoni Castells, Maria Dolores Giraldez
  • Publication number: 20150057161
    Abstract: The invention is based on the finding of specific surface markers for M1-like (classically activated) and M2-like (alternatively activated) macrophages and provides for a method for the identification, characterization and isolation of M1-like and M2-like macrophages based on the abundance of said surface markers and for means for performing such method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Joachim Schultze, Michael Mallmann
  • Publication number: 20150051102
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods useful for molecular and cellular separation, detection and quantification. The compositions provided herein comprise a nanostructure having magnetic property operably linked to an analyte-binding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Aihua Fu, James Zhu
  • Patent number: 8951755
    Abstract: The use of VHHs in the preparation of products to provide stability of antibody specificity under destabilizing conditions whereby normally lower eukaryotes or traditional antibodies are killed or inactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: BAC IP B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Convents, Leo G. Frenken, Michael M. Harmsen, Richard H. van der Linden, Cornelis T. Verrips
  • Publication number: 20150038364
    Abstract: A microarray substrate including a piece of fluoropolymer whose surface is modified with polydopamine, in which the polydopamine forms an array of microspots on the surface of the fluoropolymer piece, and allows immobilization of molecules or cells. A microarray including the substrate, a microfluidic system designed for dispensing reagents onto selected locations on the surface of substrates, and a method for preparing the substrate and the microarray, in which a dopamine solution is dispensed onto the fluoropolymer piece using the microfluidic system, and forms an array of polydopamine microspots serving as the reaction sites for microarray analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Bo Zheng, Hui Feng
  • Publication number: 20150018247
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing biomedical molecular detection platform, comprising providing a plurality of reagent droplets on a first surface of a substrate; forming a plurality of hydrophilic regions and a water-repellant region on a second surface of a test paper, and the plurality of hydrophilic regions separated individually by the water-repellant region; and contacting the first surface of the substrate with the second surface of the test paper for transferring each reagent droplet on the substrate to each hydrophilic region of the test paper. The present invention also provides a biomedical molecular detection platform manufactured therefrom. The method of present invention can rapidly manufacture large quantity of biomedical molecular detection platforms, and the biomedical molecular detection platform can be used to any test that use pigmentation to determine results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Fan-Gang Tseng, Shueh-Yao Chu, Chun-Wei Lee, Yu-Lin Wang, Shang-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 8932994
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing a library of template polynucleotides with uniform sequence representation and to use of a library of templates prepared using this method for solid-phase nucleic acid amplification. In particular, the invention relates to a method of preparing a library of template polynucleotides which have common sequences at their 5? ends and at their 3? ends, which contains even representation of all the fragments present in a starting sample of nucleic acid before fragmentation. The invention is especially applicable to the preparation of short insert libraries, where the sample fragments are less than 150 base pairs in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Niall Anthony Gormley, Melanie Anne Smith
  • Publication number: 20140378329
    Abstract: A library of fecal samples from animals populations for analysis of disease in the population and methods for collection and analysis of the samples. Methods for managing a population of animals using the library and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Howard Myles
  • Patent number: 8916504
    Abstract: The present invention features improved methods of in vitro RNA display to allow reliable expression and selection of scFv antibody molecules from expression libraries. The improved methods, in part, involve the use of mildly reducing conditions, which favor of scFv intra-chain disulphide bond and thus correct folding of the scFv antibody molecules. Although particularly suited to expression and selection of scFv antibody molecules, the methods of the invention are also expedient for in vitro RNA display of all classes of protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Abbvie Inc.
    Inventors: Chung-Ming Hsieh, Yuliya A. Kutskova, John E. Memmott
  • Publication number: 20140356411
    Abstract: The present invention includes nanotubes or rods, methods and arrays using plasmonic-magnetic bifunctional nanotubes or rods comprising: one or more silica nanotubes or rods; one or more nanomagnets embedded in a portion of the silica nanotubes or rods; and plasmonic metal nanoparticles uniformly coating in or on at least a portion of the surface of the nanomagnets and the silica nanotubes surface-coated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Donglei Fan, Xiaobin Xu
  • Publication number: 20140349888
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are formulations, substrates, and arrays. Also disclosed herein are methods for manufacturing and using the formulations, substrates, and arrays. Also disclosed are methods for identifying peptide sequences useful for diagnosis and treatment of disorders, and methods for using the peptide sequences for diagnosis and treatment of disorders, e.g., celiac disorder. In certain embodiments, substrates and arrays comprise a porous layer for synthesis and attachment of polymers or biomolecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: John J. Rajasekaran, Vasanth Jayaraman, Tianhao Wang, Kang Bei, Hari Krishnan Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 8869591
    Abstract: A method for sensing analyte. The method includes the steps of sensing one or more parameters in reaction to the presence of one or more analytes and outputting a current therefrom in accordance with level of the sensed parameter by each of a plurality of sensors, each of the plurality of sensors being provided in one or more sensor array columns, selectively heating one or more of the sensor array columns by a heating element, and receiving an output current from one of the plurality of sensors from each of the plurality of sensor arrays by a Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) arranged in a VCO array. The method further includes the steps of generating an output oscillation frequency by each VCO in accordance with the level of the received output current, and counting a number of oscillations over a predetermined time received from each of the plurality of VCOs in the VCO array by a plurality of counters arranged in a counter array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sensorbit Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Dimmler, Thomas Moss, III
  • Patent number: 8859469
    Abstract: A protein chip including at least a substrate having a plurality of steps which are regularly arranged on one surface thereof; a plurality of metallic microstructures arranged in the steps; and a lipid vesicle in which an outer surface thereof is modified by a functional group and a protein is present in a lipid bilayer thereof. The metallic microstructures and the lipid vesicle are bound via the functional group to provide the protein on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Isis Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Chandra Sekar Ramanujan, Koji Sumitomo, Maurits R. R. de Planque, Hiroki Hibino, John F. Ryan, Keiichi Torimitsu
  • Patent number: 8853134
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention are directed to a microarray of binary nucleic acid probes for the detection of one or a plurality of nucleic acid analytes in a complex sample in a single high throughput assay with extraordinary specificity under physiologic conditions. Any binary nucleic acid probes that generate a detectable signal when bound to analyte are suitable for use in the microarrays, including binary deoxyribozyme or ribozyme probes; nonenzymatic binary probes for fluorescent detection, nonenzymatic binary dye-binding probes, and binary split enzyme peroxidase probes for visual detection of nucleic acids. The invention is also directed to new non nonenzymatic binary probes that bind to reporter oligonucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventor: Dmitry Kolpashchikov
  • Publication number: 20140287958
    Abstract: The invention provides a liquid cell for an atomic force microscope. The liquid cell includes a liquid cell housing with an internal cavity to contain a fluid, a plurality of conductive feedthroughs traversing the liquid cell housing between the internal cavity and a dry side of the liquid cell, a cantilevered probe coupled to the liquid cell housing, and a piezoelectric drive element disposed on the cantilevered probe. The cantilevered probe is actuated when a drive voltage is applied to the piezoelectric drive element through at least one of the conductive feedthroughs. A method of imaging an object in a liquid medium and a method of sensing a target species with the liquid cell are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jesse D. Adams, Benjamin S. Rogers, Todd A. Sulchek
  • Publication number: 20140287959
    Abstract: Polymer Pen Lithography is used to induce bioorthogonal reactions between treated surfaces and functionalized inks create a soft matter layer. Fluorescent and redox-active inks were used to demonstrate that the molecules were immobilized covalently and achieves precise control over ligand orientation and density within each feature. Finally, the utility was demonstrated by creating functional arrays of biologically active probes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: New York University
    Inventors: Adam B. Braunschweig, Jiajun He, Shudan Bian, Kevin B. Schesing
  • Publication number: 20140274751
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology relating to identifying unknown compounds and particularly, but not exclusively, to methods and systems for identifying unknown compounds by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry by use of retention index as a second dimension for identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Charles Sadowski, Greger Andersson, Kevin Judge
  • Patent number: 8808984
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for synthesizing templated molecules attached to the templated which directed the synthesis thereof. The method involves a template, a scaffold functional entity and a functional entity attached to a building block, which, in turn, is attached the template. The scaffold functional entity and the functional entity of the building block are both provided with complementary dimerization domains allowing the functional entities to come into close proximity when the complementary domains interact with to each other. The method may be used for generating libraries of templated molecules which may be selected for biological activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Neuvolution A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Pedersen, Anette Holtmann, Thomas Franch, Alex Haahr Gouliaev, Jakob Felding
  • Publication number: 20140228249
    Abstract: An article such as a biomolecular detector or biosensor having a nonfouling surface thereon includes: (a) a substrate having a surface portion; (b) a linking layer on the surface portion; and (c) a polymer layer formed on the linking layer; and (d) a first member of a specific binding pair (e.g., a protein, peptide, antibody, nucleic acid, etc.) bound to the polymer layer. Methods of making and using the articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Sentilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashutosh CHILKOTI, Angus HUCKNALL
  • Patent number: 8796184
    Abstract: An article such as a biomolecular detector or biosensor having a nonfouling surface thereon includes: (a) a substrate having a surface portion; (b) a linking layer on the surface portion; and (c) a polymer layer formed on the linking layer; and (d) a first member of a specific binding pair (e.g., a protein, peptide, antibody, nucleic acid, etc.) bound to the polymer layer. Methods of making and using the articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Sentilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Chilkoti, Angus Hucknall
  • Patent number: 8791053
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spatially encoded polymer matrix in the form of a bead or a granule for combinatorial solid phase synthesis, assaying, functional proteomics and diagnostic use. Compositions of such beads or granules are also provided. Each beaded polymer matrix of the composition comprises a plurality of spatially immobilized particles. The spatial immobilization of the particles confers on each beaded polymer matrix a “fingerprint” which enables identification of unique beads in a population of beads. The unique identification of individual beads makes it possible to perform combinatorial chemistry strategies while logging individual chemical transformation. Also provided are methods for detection of relative positions in space of particles, methods for generating matrices, methods for distance matrix determination, methods for identifying individual matrices and devices for recording and storing images of matrices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: MPM-Holding APS
    Inventors: Soren Flygenring Christensen, Jens Hog Truelsen, Morten Meldal, Roice Michael, Ib Johannsen
  • Patent number: 8765642
    Abstract: Provided herein is a set of reagents comprising: a plurality of at least three probe libraries, wherein each library of the plurality comprises one or more probe sets that are each specific for a target; and at least one of the libraries comprises a probe set that is present in another of the libraries. The plurality of libraries can be hybridized to spatially separated targets, simultaneously or sequentially. The identity of a spatially separated target can be determined by identifying which combination of the multiple libraries hybridize thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Agilent Technolgies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bo U. Curry