Patents by Inventor Mark Ka Lai Lee

Mark Ka Lai Lee 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).

  • Patent number: 10994112
    Abstract: A drug delivery device (100) includes a base (102) having a first region (104) with a drug delivery assembly (106) associated therewith. The drug delivery device also includes an antenna (112) disposed in the first region to radiate an electromagnetic field, the base defining a plane (114) and the antenna disposed in the plane of the base, and an electromagnetic field generator (116) selectively coupled to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Stephanie Toy, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Donald Busby, Melissa D. Norton, Jeffrey Chen
  • Publication number: 20200368453
    Abstract: An injector for delivering a therapeutic product may include a base having a flexible surface that conforms to various body contours of a patient and defines one or more an injection chambers. The injector may have a height that is substantially less than its width, thereby defining a low profile, which provides a larger more stable base that can pinch or stretch the skin in a controlled manner. The larger base can also accommodate larger volumes via multiple injection chambers and/or large combined primary containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Ka Lai Lee, Stephanie Toy, Valerie M. Fenster
  • Publication number: 20200353169
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is disclosed that includes a drug delivery device having a reservoir, a delivery cannula having a proximal end in fluid communication with the reservoir and a distal end to be received within a patient, and one or more controllable elements. The drug delivery system may further include one or more sensors coupled to the drug delivery device, and a controller coupled to the one or more sensors and the one or more controllable elements. The controller may be configured to use the one or more sensors to determine a condition or an operational state of the drug delivery device. Furthermore, the controller may be configured to control the controllable element based on the condition or the operational state of the drug delivery device and/or identity information stored in a memory onboard the device. A method for use with a drug delivery device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Basel Hasan Taha, Jimmie L. Ward, Christopher R. Folk, Steven William Badelt
  • Patent number: 10758683
    Abstract: A drug delivery system includes a reservoir and a drug delivery device coupled to the reservoir. The drug delivery device also may include at least one temperature-sensitive component and a lock having locked and unlocked states. The system further includes an output device, and a controller coupled to the lock and the output device. The controller may also include a temperature sensor, or may be coupled to the temperature sensor. The controller is programmed or configured to determine if the temperature of a drug in the reservoir or of the temperature-sensitive component exceeds an upper limit or is below a lower limit, and to activate the lock in either event. The controller is also programmed or configured to determine, directly or indirectly, if the temperature subsequently is between the upper and lower limits, and to unlock lock as a consequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Donald Busby, Stephanie Toy, Suhas Krishna, Francisca Tan-Malecki, Ferry Tamtoro
  • Publication number: 20200268969
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is disclosed that includes a drug delivery device having a reservoir and a delivery cannula having a proximal end in fluid communication with the reservoir and a distal end to be received within a patient. The drug delivery system may further include one or more sensors coupled to the drug delivery device, a wireless transmitter, and a controller coupled to the one or more sensors and the wireless transmitter. The controller may be configured to use the one or more sensors to determine a condition or an operational state of the drug delivery device, and control the wireless transmitter to wirelessly transmit one or more reports representative of the condition or the operational state of the drug delivery device. A method for use with a drug delivery device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Jimmie L. Ward, Christopher R. Folk, Steven William Badelt
  • Publication number: 20200261657
    Abstract: A drug delivery device includes a housing defining a shell comprising a front portion and a rear portion slidably coupled to the front portion, a drug delivery assembly at least partially disposed within the housing, at least one electronic component, a power source which powers the electronic component, and a switch assembly. The switch assembly is adapted to selectively cause the power source to provide power to the at least one electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Robert Gibson, Donald Busby, Adam B. McCullough, Peter V. Shultz, Jimmie L. Ward, Huaying Yang, Desheng Yin, Steven William Badelt, Christopher R. Folk, Keith P. Kogler, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Ferry Tamtoro
  • Publication number: 20200215273
    Abstract: A drug delivery system includes a reservoir and a drug delivery device coupled to the reservoir. The drug delivery device also may include at least one temperature-sensitive component and a lock having locked and unlocked states. The system further includes an output device, and a controller coupled to the lock and the output device. The controller may also include a temperature sensor, or may be coupled to the temperature sensor. The controller is programmed or configured to determine if the temperature of a drug in the reservoir or of the temperature-sensitive component exceeds an upper limit or is below a lower limit, and to activate the lock in either event. The controller is also programmed or configured to determine, directly or indirectly, if the temperature subsequently is between the upper and lower limits, and to unlock lock as a consequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Donald Busby, Stephanie Toy, Suhas Krishna, Francisca Tan-Malecki, Ferry Tamtoro
  • Patent number: 10695492
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is disclosed that includes a drug delivery device having a reservoir and a delivery cannula having a proximal end in fluid communication with the reservoir and a distal end to be received within a patient. The drug delivery system may further include one or more sensors coupled to the drug delivery device, a wireless transmitter, and a controller coupled to the one or more sensors and the wireless transmitter. The controller may be configured to use the one or more sensors to determine a condition or an operational state of the drug delivery device, and control the wireless transmitter to wirelessly transmit one or more reports representative of the condition or the operational state of the drug delivery device. A method for use with a drug delivery device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Jimmie L. Ward, Christopher R. Folk, Steven William Badelt
  • Patent number: 10646652
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is disclosed that includes a drug delivery device having a reservoir, a delivery cannula having a proximal end in fluid communication with the reservoir and a distal end to be received within a patient, and one or more controllable elements. The drug delivery system may further include one or more sensors coupled to the drug delivery device, and a controller coupled to the one or more sensors and the one or more controllable elements. The controller may be configured to use the one or more sensors to determine a condition or an operational state of the drug delivery device. Furthermore, the controller may be configured to control the controllable element based on the condition or the operational state of the drug delivery device and/or identity information stored in a memory onboard the device. A method for use with a drug delivery device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Basel Hasan Taha, Jimmie L. Ward, Christopher R. Folk, Steven William Badelt
  • Patent number: 10646664
    Abstract: An injector for delivering a therapeutic product may include a base having a flexible surface that conforms to various body contours of a patient and defines one or more an injection chambers. The injector may have a height that is substantially less than its width, thereby defining a low profile, which provides a larger more stable base that can pinch or stretch the skin in a controlled manner. The larger base can also accommodate larger volumes via multiple injection chambers and/or large combined primary containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Mark Ka Lai Lee, Stephanie Toy, Valerie M. Fenster
  • Publication number: 20190351152
    Abstract: An injector such as a needle-type autoinjector having a flexible flange disposed at an injection end of the injector for stretching or pinching the skin of the injection site. The flexible flange may be removably attached to the injector or integrated into the injector during manufacturing. Further, an injector having a palm button disposed at an activation end of the injector for activating an injection cycle of the injector. The palm button may be removably attached to the injector or integrated into the injector during manufacturing. Still further, a holding device for one-handed operation of an injector, the holding device having a sleeve and at least one hand rest coupled to the sleeve, the sleeve and hand rest providing ergonomic holding and operation of the injector. Still further, autoinjector needle shield having an enlarged, rounded lip for contacting the skin at the injection site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Valerie M. Fenster, Stephanie Toy, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Denise Meyer
  • Patent number: 10398854
    Abstract: An injector such as a needle-type autoinjector having a flexible flange disposed at an injection end of the injector for stretching or pinching the skin of the injection site. The flexible flange may be removably attached to the injector or integrated into the injector during manufacturing. Further, an injector having a palm button disposed at an activation end of the injector for activating an injection cycle of the injector. The palm button may be removably attached to the injector or integrated into the injector during manufacturing. Still further, a holding device for one-handed operation of an injector, the holding device having a sleeve and at least one hand rest coupled to the sleeve, the sleeve and hand rest providing ergonomic holding and operation of the injector. Still further, autoinjector needle shield having an enlarged, rounded lip for contacting the skin at the injection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Valerie M. Fenster, Stephanie Toy, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Denise Meyer
  • Publication number: 20170124285
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for assisting a user of a drug delivery device with an application executing on a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may receive information from the drug delivery device related to its condition and/or operation and subsequently select an informational and/or instructional prompt to be displayed to the user based on the received information. The mobile computing device may also generate a display in the application including the selected informational prompt and/or the instructional prompt. Accordingly, the user of the drug delivery device can be guided through the drug delivery process in real time, thereby reducing the likelihood of improper or incomplete use of the drug delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Basel Hasan Taha, Jimmie L. Ward, Steven William Badelt
  • Publication number: 20170124284
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is disclosed that includes a drug delivery device having a reservoir and a delivery cannula having a proximal end in fluid communication with the reservoir and a distal end to be received within a patient. The drug delivery system may further include one or more sensors coupled to the drug delivery device, a wireless transmitter, and a controller coupled to the one or more sensors and the wireless transmitter. The controller may be configured to use the one or more sensors to determine a condition or an operational state of the drug delivery device, and control the wireless transmitter to wirelessly transmit one or more reports representative of the condition or the operational state of the drug delivery device. A method for use with a drug delivery device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Jimmie L. Ward, Christopher R. Folk, Steven William Badelt
  • Publication number: 20170119969
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is disclosed that includes a drug delivery device having a reservoir, a delivery cannula having a proximal end in fluid communication with the reservoir and a distal end to be received within a patient, and one or more controllable elements. The drug delivery system may further include one or more sensors coupled to the drug delivery device, and a controller coupled to the one or more sensors and the one or more controllable elements. The controller may be configured to use the one or more sensors to determine a condition or an operational state of the drug delivery device. Furthermore, the controller may be configured to control the controllable element based on the condition or the operational state of the drug delivery device and/or identity information stored in a memory onboard the device. A method for use with a drug delivery device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka LAi Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Basel Hasan Taha, Jimmie L. Ward, Christopher R. Folk, Steven William Badelt
  • Publication number: 20170103186
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for supporting a patient's use of a drug delivery device. The patient may be associated with a support group via, for example, a social networking service for the purpose of increasing the likelihood that the patient will comply with a treatment regimen. Based on data representative of a condition and/or operational state of the drug delivery device, it may be determined whether the patient is compliant with the treatment regimen. If the patient is not compliant, the systems and method disclosed herein may transmit a communication to the support group requesting the support group to counsel the patient about the treatment regimen. The counseling may take the form of words of encouragement, coaching, suggestions, reminders, and/or any other communication likely to urge the patient to comply with the treatment regimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Basel Hasan Taha, Jimmie L. Ward, Steven William Badelt
  • Publication number: 20170098058
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing sensor data collected by a drug delivery device with an external computing device. The drug delivery device may include a reservoir and a delivery cannula having a proximal end in fluid communication with the reservoir and a distal end to be received within a patient. The drug delivery device may further include one or more sensors configured to generate sensor data representative of a condition and/or operational state of the drug delivery device, and a communication module configured to transmit information to the external computing device. The external computing device may process the information received from the drug delivery device according to information stored in a memory of the external computing device to determine the condition or the operational state of the drug delivery device and/or generate instructional or informational prompts to be displayed to a user or patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Basel Hasan Taha, Jimmie L. Ward, Christopher R. Folk, Steven William Badelt
  • Publication number: 20160038689
    Abstract: An injector for delivering a therapeutic product may include a base having a flexible surface that conforms to various body contours of a patient and defines one or more an injection chambers. The injector may have a height that is substantially less than its width, thereby defining a low profile, which provides a larger more stable base that can pinch or stretch the skin in a controlled manner. The larger base can also accommodate larger volumes via multiple injection chambers and/or large combined primary containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Ka Lai Lee, Stephanie Toy, Valerie M. Fenster
  • Publication number: 20150258284
    Abstract: An injector such as a needle-type autoinjector having a flexible flange disposed at an injection end of the injector for stretching or pinching the skin of the injection site. The flexible flange may be removably attached to the injector or integrated into the injector during manufacturing. Further, an injector having a palm button disposed at an activation end of the injector for activating an injection cycle of the injector. The palm button may be removably attached to the injector or integrated into the injector during manufacturing. Still further, a holding device for one-handed operation of an injector, the holding device having a sleeve and at least one hand rest coupled to the sleeve, the sleeve and hand rest providing ergonomic holding and operation of the injector. Still further, autoinjector needle shield having an enlarged, rounded lip for contacting the skin at the injection site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Valerie M. Fenster, Stephanie Toy, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Denise Meyer