US Patent 5,904,822
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
This invention relates to a system and methods for the straightening an electrophoresis gel image in the vertical and horizontal directions, and for analyzing a straightened gel image. The system includes an input unit for receiving raw data from the electrophoresis gel, a straightening unit for providing a straightened gel image, an output unit for portraying the raw data from the electrophoresis gel and the straightened gel image, and a an analyzing unit for analyzing the data portrayed in the straightened gel image. The system features a dye boost feature for boosting the intensity of bands, filtering means for modifying the gel image, and a genotype editing feature for editing the results of an automatic gel analysis. The system allows for manual and automatic analysis of the straightened gel image according to a specified set of analysis parameters providing a range of analysis stringency levels.
Casavant, Thomas L. Methods and apparatus for analyzing electrophoresis gels. US Patent 5,904,822 filed November 13, 1996 and issued May 18, 1999. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/208