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Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Wear-leveling in non-volatile storage systems. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, January 10, 2006: US06985992 (67 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
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Tracking the least frequently erased blocks in non-volatile memory systems. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, August 22, 2006: US07096313 (60 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, one method for processing elements included in a non-volatile memory of a memory system includes obtaining erase counts associated with elements and gro ...


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Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Tracking the most frequently erased blocks in non-volatile memory systems. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, December 6, 2005: US06973531 (59 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 processing elements included in a non-volatile memory of a memory system includes obtaining erase counts associated with a plurality of era ...


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Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Unusable block management within a non-volatile memory system. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, January 30, 2007: US07171536 (54 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for tracking defective blocks such that at least some of the defective blocks may be readily identified and tested for usability when desirable are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for identifying spare blocks within a non-volatile memory in ...


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Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Maintaining an average erase count in a non-volatile storage system. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, April 25, 2006: US07035967 (51 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for maintaining an average erase count in a system memory of a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for determining an average number of times each block of a number of blocks within a non-volatile memory of a memo ...


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Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Erase count differential table within a non-volatile memory system. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, April 18, 2006: US07032087 (43 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for efficiently tracking the usage of physical blocks of non-volatile memory are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for maintaining a data structure that stores contents relating to the usage of physical blocks includes determining when to upd ...


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Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Method and apparatus for managing an erase count block. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, September 5, 2006: US07103732 (31 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
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Method and apparatus for grouping pages within a block. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, August 7, 2007: US07254668 (27 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
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Method and apparatus for splitting a logical block. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, May 2, 2006: US07039788 (25 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
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Maintaining an average erase count in a non-volatile storage system. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, October 23, 2007: US07287118 (16 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for maintaining an average erase count in a system memory of a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for determining an average number of times each block of a number of blocks within a non-volatile memory of a memo ...