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Ming Shiang Shen: Integrated circuit card with fingerprint verification capability. Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, April 15, 2003: US06547130 (110 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit card is accessed by a card reader that is capable of establishing a communications link with a host computer. The integrated circuit card includes a card body, a memory device mounted on the card body, a fingerprint sensor mounted on the card body, a card reader interface circu ...


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Charles C Lee, I Kang Yu, Edward W Lee, Abraham C Ma, Ming Shiang Shen: Data security for electronic data flash card. Super Talent Electronics, Bever Hoffman & Harms, Patrick T Bever, January 18, 2011: US07873837 (66 worldwide citation)

An electronic data flash card includes a random number generator that generates a random number stored in the card and a host system each time the card is accessed by the host system. The random number is used by the host system to encrypt a logical branch address, a user password, and user data tha ...


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Ming Shiang Shen: Electronic data storage medium with fingerprint verification capability. Super Talent Electronics, Bever Hoffman & Harms, Patrick T Bever, August 14, 2007: US07257714 (64 worldwide citation)

In an electronic data storage medium accessed by a data terminal, a fingerprint sensor scans a fingerprint of a user of the electronic data storage medium and generals fingerprint scan data. A processing unit is operable operable selectively in a programming mode, where the processing unit activates ...


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Charles C Lee, I Kang Yu, Edward W Lee, Ming Shiang Shen: Flash-memory card for caching a hard disk drive with data-area toggling of pointers stored in a RAM lookup table. Super Talent Electronics, Stuart T Auvinen, gPatent, October 27, 2009: US07610438 (60 worldwide citation)

A flash-memory cache card caches data that a host writes to a hard disk drive. A flash-memory array has physical blocks of flash memory arranged into first and second data areas having M blocks each, and a wear-leveling-counter pool. An incoming logical sector address (LSA) from a host is mapped to ...


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David Q Chow, Frank Yu, Charles C Lee, Abraham C Ma, Ming Shiang Shen: Multi-operation write aggregator using a page buffer and a scratch flash block in each of multiple channels of a large array of flash memory to reduce block wear. Super Talent Electronics, Stuart T Auvinen, gPatent, January 31, 2012: US08108590 (59 worldwide citation)

A flash system has multiple channels of flash memory chips that can be accessed in parallel. Host data is assigned to one of the channels by a multi-channel controller processor and accumulated in a multi-channel page buffer. When a page boundary in the page buffer is reached, the page buffer is wri ...


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Frank Yu, Charles C Lee, Abraham C Ma, Ming Shiang Shen: Cell-downgrading and reference-voltage adjustment for a multi-bit-cell flash memory. Super Talent Electronics, Stuart T Auvinen, g Patent, February 19, 2008: US07333364 (54 worldwide citation)

A flash memory has multi-level cells (MLC) that can each store multiple bits per cell. Blocks of cells can be downgraded to fewer bits/cell when errors occur, or for storing critical data such as boot code. The bits from a single MLC are partitioned among multiple pages to improve error correctabili ...


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Charles C Lee, I Kang Yu, David Q Chow, Abraham Chih Kang Ma, Ming Shiang Shen: High performance flash memory devices (FMD). Super Talent Electronics, Roger H Chu, November 2, 2010: US07827348 (47 worldwide citation)

High performance flash memory devices (FMD) are described. According to one exemplary embodiment of the invention, a high performance FMD includes an I/O interface, a FMD controller, and at least one non-volatile memory module along with corresponding at least one channel controller. The I/O interfa ...


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Jim C Ni, Ming Shiang Shen: Super slim compact flash (CF) light universal serial bus (USB) device. Super Talent Electronics, Law Offices of Imam, August 5, 2008: US07407393 (46 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of the present invention includes a super slim compact flash (CF) light Universal Serial Bus (USB) device having a top cover, a top cover slot formed within the top cover and forming a top cover slot cavity, a sliding plug connector positioned within the cavity and flexibly movable the ...


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Charles C Lee, David Q Chow, Abraham Chih Kang Ma, I Kang Yu, Ming Shiang Shen: Hybrid SSD using a combination of SLC and MLC flash memory arrays. Super Talent Electronics, Roger H Chu, December 13, 2011: US08078794 (43 worldwide citation)

Hybrid solid state drives (SSD) using a combination of single-level cell (SLC) and multi-level cell (MLC) flash memory arrays are described. According to one aspect of the present invention, a hybrid SSD is built using a combination SLC and MLC flash memory arrays. The SSD also includes a micro-cont ...


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Charles C Lee, Frank Yu, Abraham C Ma, Ming Shiang Shen: Recycling partially-stale flash blocks using a sliding window for multi-level-cell (MLC) flash memory. Super Talent Electronics, Stuart T Auvinen, g Patent, November 17, 2009: US07620769 (43 worldwide citation)

A sliding window of flash blocks is used to reduce wasted space occupied by stale data in a flash memory. The sliding window slides downward over a few flash blocks. The oldest block is examined for valid pages of data, and the valid pages are copied to the end of the sliding window so that the firs ...