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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Wear leveling in non-volatile storage systems. Sandisk Corporation, Chang Robert, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid, SU Peggy, May 13, 2004: WO/2004/040578 (31 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for performing wear leveling in a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for allocating non-volatile memory that is divided into elements includes grouping the elements into a first group, a second group, and a third ...


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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Method and apparatus for splitting a logical block. Sandisk Corporation, Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid, SU Peggy A, May 13, 2004: WO/2004/040455 (30 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for splitting a single logical block into two or more physical blocks are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for associating a plurality of physical blocks of a non-volatile memory with a logical block that includes of logical block elements i ...


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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Method and apparatus for grouping pages within a block. Sandisk Corporation, Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid, SU Peggy A, May 13, 2004: WO/2004/040453 (26 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for efficiently enabling pages within a block to be accessed are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for writing data into a first block in a non-volatile memory which includes pages that are grouped into groups which each include two or more p ...


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Bahman Qawami
Changrobert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Tracking the least frequently erased blocks in non-volatile memory systems. Sandisk Corporation, Changrobert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid, SU Peggy A, May 13, 2004: WO/2004/040459 (20 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for performing wear leveling in a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, one method for processing elements included in a non-volatile memory of a memory system includes obtaining erase counts associated with elements and grou ...


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Bahman Qawami
Jogand Coulomb Fabrice, Holtzman Michael, Qawami Bahman, Barzilai Ron, Hagai Bar El: Memory system with versatile content control. Sandisk Corporation, Jogand Coulomb Fabrice, Holtzman Michael, Qawami Bahman, Barzilai Ron, Hagai Bar El, Discretix Technologies, HSUE James S, June 29, 2006: WO/2006/069194 (19 worldwide citation)

The owner of proprietor interest is in a better position to control access to the encrypted content in the medium if the encryption-decryption key is stored in the medium itself and substantially inaccessible to external devices. Only those host devices with the proper credentials are able to access ...


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Bahman Qawami
Jogand Coulomb Fabrice, Holtzman Michael, Qawami Bahman, Barzilai Ron: Control structure for versatile content control and method using structure. Sandisk Corporation, Jogand Coulomb Fabrice, Holtzman Michael, Qawami Bahman, Barzilai Ron, HSUE James S, June 29, 2006: WO/2006/069311 (16 worldwide citation)

A tree structure stored in the storage medium provides control over what an entity can do even after gaining access. Each of the nodes of the tree specifies permissions by an entity who has gained entry through such node of the tree. Some trees have different levels, where the permission or permissi ...


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Bahman Qawami
Jogand Coulomb Fabrice, Holtzman Michael, Qawami Bahman, Barzilai Ron: Versatile content control with partitioning. Sandisk Corporation, Jogand Coulomb Fabrice, Holtzman Michael, Qawami Bahman, Barzilai Ron, GENIN Kent E, June 29, 2006: WO/2006/069274 (15 worldwide citation)

In some mobile storage devices, content protection is afforded by dividing the memory into separate areas where access to protected areas requires prior authentication. While such feature does provide some protection, it does not protect against a user who obtained a password by illicit means. Thus, ...


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Bahman Qawami
Jogand Coulomb Fabrice, Holtzman Michael, Qawami Bahman, Barzilai Ron: System for creating control structure for versatile content control. Sandisk Corporation, Jogand Coulomb Fabrice, Holtzman Michael, Qawami Bahman, Barzilai Ron, HETZ Joseph F, June 29, 2006: WO/2006/069312 (12 worldwide citation)

The mobile storage device may be provided with a system agent that is able to create at least one hierarchical tree comprising nodes at different levels for controlling access to data stored in the memory by corresponding entities. Each node of the tree specifies permission or permissions of a corre ...


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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Method and apparatus for managing an erase count block. Sandisk Corporation, Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid, SU Peggy A, May 13, 2004: WO/2004/040457 (11 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for managing erase counts in a non-volatile memory system. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for initializing an erase count block in a system memory of a non-volatile memory system, the non-volatile memory system which includes a non-volatile memory in ...


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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Maintaining erase counts in non-volatile storage systems. Sandisk Corporation, Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid, SU Peggy A, May 13, 2004: WO/2004/040458 (11 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for storing erase counts in a non-volatile memory of a non-volatile system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a data structure in a non-volatile memory includes a first indicator that provides an indication of a number of times a first block of a p ...



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