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Ricardo H Bruce, Rolando H Bruce, Earl T Cohen, Allan J Christie: Unified re-map and cache-index table with dual write-counters for wear-leveling of non-volatile flash RAM mass storage. BIT Microsystems, Stuart T Auvinen, December 7, 1999: US06000006 (555 worldwide citation)

A flash-memory system provides solid-state mass storage as a replacement to a hard disk. A unified re-map table in a RAM is used to arbitrarily re-map all logical addresses from a host system to physical addresses of flash-memory devices. Each entry in the unified re-map table contains a physical bl ...


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Ricardo H Bruce, Rolando H Bruce, Earl T Cohen: Expandable flash-memory mass-storage using shared buddy lines and intermediate flash-bus between device-specific buffers and flash-intelligent DMA controllers. Bit Microsystems, Stuart T Auvinen, October 13, 1998: US05822251 (129 worldwide citation)

A flash-memory system is expandable. Rather than directly connecting individual flash-memory chips to a controller, flash buffer chips are used. Each flash buffer chip can connect to four banks of flash-memory chips. Chip enables for individual chips in a bank are generated from an address sent to t ...


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Ricardo H Bruce, Rolando H Bruce, Earl T Cohen: Transparent management at host interface of flash-memory overhead-bytes using flash-specific DMA having programmable processor-interrupt of high-level operations. Bit Microsystems, Stuart T Auvinen, September 21, 1999: US05956743 (128 worldwide citation)

A flash-memory system adds system-overhead bytes to each page of data stored in flash memory chips. The overhead bytes store system information such as address pointers for bad-block replacement and write counters used for wear-leveling. The overhead bytes also contain an error-correction (ECC) code ...


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Roland F Portman, Ricardo H Bruce: Method and system for controlling data in a computer system in the event of a power failure. Bit Microsystems, Sawyer Law Group, December 17, 2002: US06496939 (48 worldwide citation)

A method and system for controlling data in a computer system when the computer system loses power is disclosed. The method and system comprises activating a plurality of super capacitors to supply power to the computing engine based upon power being removed from the computer system and reconfigurin ...


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Roland F Portman, Edgar Jhay Gregorios: Removable visual indication structure for a printed circuit board. Bit Microsystems, Sawyer Law Group, June 1, 2004: US06744635 (31 worldwide citation)

In a first aspect, a removable visual indication structure is disclosed. The removable visual indication structure includes a removable connection portion and a visual indication portion coupled to the removable connection portion wherein the visual indication structure can be removably attached to ...