US Patent No. 9,934,631

BIO-IMPLANTABLE IDENTIFICATION DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING OPERATING METHODS


Patent No. 9,934,631
Issue Date April 03, 2018
Title Bio-implantable Identification Device And Corresponding Operating Methods
Inventorship Andrew Weiss, San Ramon, CA (US)
Scott Hotes, Berkeley, CA (US)
Assignee Location Labs, Inc., Emeryville, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,934,631

1. A bio-implantable identification device configured for implantation in a user's body, the bio-implantable identification device comprising a first device and a second device and comprising:at least one memory configured to store a key;
a receiver configured to receive an identification request;
at least one processor configured to sign the identification request using the key stored in the at least one memory of the identification device; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the signed request;
wherein the first device is configured as a master device and the second device is configured as a slave device subject to control by the master device, the at least one processor further configured to perform a process based on instructions in the at least one memory, the process comprising:
applying a software update to the second device, configured as the slave device;
monitoring by the first device, configured as the master device, the functioning of the second device, configured as the slave device, after applying the software update to the second device;
validating by the first device the functioning of the second device based on the monitoring by the first device;
reconfiguring the second device as the master device;
reconfiguring the first device as the slave device subject to control by the second device, configured as the master device; and
monitoring by the first device, configured as the slave device, the functioning of the second device, configured as the master device.