US 9,810,681 B2
Controlled tunnel gap device for sequencing polymers
Stuart Lindsay, Phoenix, AZ (US); Shuai Chang, Tempe, AZ (US); Jin He, Mesa, AZ (US); Peiming Zhang, Gilbert, AZ (US); and Shuo Huang, Tempe, AZ (US)
Assigned to Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University, Scottsdale, AZ (US)
Filed by ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS on behalf of ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Scottsdale, AZ (US)
Filed on Sep. 11, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/851,933.
Application 14/851,933 is a continuation of application No. 13/395,956, granted, now 9,140,682, previously published as PCT/US2011/023185, filed on Jan. 31, 2011.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/300,678, filed on Feb. 2, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/378,838, filed on Aug. 31, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2016/0097759 A1, Apr. 7, 2016
Int. Cl. G01N 27/00 (2006.01); G01N 33/487 (2006.01); C12Q 1/68 (2006.01); G01N 27/327 (2006.01)
CPC G01N 33/48721 (2013.01) [C12Q 1/6869 (2013.01); G01N 27/3275 (2013.01); Y10T 436/143333 (2015.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of analyzing a polymer or polymer unit, the method comprising:
a) forming a transient bond between a unit of the polymer and a first electrode functionalized with a first reagent and between the unit of the polymer and a second electrode functionalized with a second reagent, wherein the first reagent and the second reagent are the same; and
b) detecting a detectable signal when the transient bonds form.