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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Unusable block management within a non-volatile memory system. Sandisk, May 12, 2004: EP1418502-A2 (45 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
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 (31 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 (28 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
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Hybrid implementation for error correction codes within a non-volatile memory system. Sandisk, June 2, 2004: EP1424631-A1 (20 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for using different error correction code algorithms to encode and to decode contents of blocks within a non-volatile memory are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for storing data within a non-volatile memory includes identifying a first bloc ...


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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
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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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Tracking the most frequently erased blocks in non-volatile storage systems. Sandisk Corporation, Chang Robert, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid, SU Peggy A, May 13, 2004: WO/2004/040585 (10 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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