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Donald W Clay, Steven A Anderson: Flash solid state drive that emulates a disk drive and stores variable length and fixed lenth data blocks. Conner Peripherals, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, October 17, 1995: US05459850 (171 worldwide citation)

A flash solid state drive, having a flash solid state memory compatible with ATA/IDE Interface standards to be connected to a host for storing or retrieving sectors of data, where each sector contains 512 bytes of data, each sector is addressed by a cylinder, head and sector number CHS. The host pro ...


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Donald W Clay, Michael J O Keeffe, S Robert Perera, Howard H Rather, John P Rundell: Optical data format employing resynchronizable data sectors. Storage Technology Partners 11, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, December 13, 1988: US04791622 (112 worldwide citation)

An optical disk drive system with which data may be permanently and correctly stored on removable media. The system includes a drive into which the media, a disk housed in a cartridge, may be removably inserted. The drive interfaces with a host CPU through a storage control unit, which storage contr ...


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Donald W Clay: Disk drive system interface architecture employing state machines. Conner Peripherals, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, November 7, 1995: US05465338 (84 worldwide citation)

In a disk drive storage system, an interface apparatus for controlling the transfer of sectors of data between a host processor and a buffer within the storage system in response to READ and WRITE command issued by the host processor. The apparatus comprises a Byte Count State Machine for controllin ...


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John P Squires, Charles M Sander, Stanton M Keeler, Donald W Clay: Multiple microcontroller hard disk drive control architecture. Conner Peripherals, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, November 9, 1993: US05261058 (48 worldwide citation)

A disk drive architecture controls the transfer of data between a host processor interface and a recording media that includes one or more disk surfaces for storing data. A low-level data controller controls the transfer of data between the disk surfaces and a data buffer. An interface controller co ...


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John P Squires, Charles M Sander, Stanton M Keeler, Donald W Clay: Hard disk drive controller employing a plurality of microprocessors. Conner Peripherals, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, March 11, 1997: US05610808 (43 worldwide citation)

A controller in a hard disk drive system for controlling the transfer of data and control signals between a plurality of host processors and the disk drive system. The disk drive system including storage media, at least one transducer for recording data on and retrieving data from the storage media ...


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John P Squires, Charles M Sander, Stanton M Keeler, Donald W Clay: Flexible host interface controller architecture. Conner Peripherals, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, December 28, 1993: US05274773 (39 worldwide citation)

A high level controller for maintaining communication with a host processor via a host processor interface for establishing communication paths between the host processor interface, an internal processor and a plurality of storage means. A first means receives indicia from the internal processor whe ...


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John P Squires, Charles M Sander, Stanton M Keeler, Donald W Clay: Disk drive data path integrity control architecture. Conner Peripherals, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, May 2, 1995: US05412666 (34 worldwide citation)

A multi-layer data integrity system for use in a disk drive controller for ensuring the data integrity as data is transferred through the controller and written and fetched from the disk media. The disk drive controller is partitioned into an interface controller and a low level controller where the ...


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