Patents by Inventor Grace Ann Wiechman

Grace Ann Wiechman 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: 20200364327
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to sensor based authentication between an implantable medical device (IMD) and an external device. In an embodiment, the IMD includes a wireless communication module and an internal inertial measurement unit (IMU) capable of measuring vibrations, movement, or rotation. The IMD is configured to record an internal IMU signal from the internal IMU. The external device includes a wireless communication module and an external IMU. The external device is configured to record an external IMU signal from the external IMU. The system further includes a data processing system to receive a first level communication that can include the internal IMU signal, the external IMU signal, or both, compare data from the internal IMU signal with data from the external IMU signal, and authorize a second level communication based on results of the comparison step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Bennett Shute, Bin Mi, Andrew Bomett, Michael Sheehan Seeberger, Grace Ann Wiechman, Kenneth P. Hoyme
  • Publication number: 20190201702
    Abstract: A system and method for communication between an IMD and an external reader includes bringing a portion of a patient's body into contact with a device-body contact surface of an external reader. The reader transmits a first transdermal carrier wave from the contact surface into the patient's body, where the first carrier wave includes a request for communication with the IMD. The transdermal carrier waves are electrical conductive waves, optical waves, or acoustic waves. Upon detection of the first carrier wave, the IMD transmits a second transdermal carrier wave including a request for an access key from the reader and the reader replies by transmitting a third transdermal carrier wave including the access key back to the IMD. If the access key is valid, the IMD transmits information by radio frequency (RF) in an RF communication mode or a fourth transdermal carrier wave including data from the IMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Bin Mi, Jonathan Bennett Shute, Kenneth P. Hoyme, Grace Ann Wiechman, Michael Sheehan Seeberger, Andrew Bomett