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Chih Kang Yeh: Data writing method, memory controller and memory storage apparatus. Phison Electronics, Jianq Chyun IP Office, October 15, 2013: US08560926 (11 worldwide citation)

A data writing method for writing page data into a rewritable non-volatile memory module is provided, the rewritable non-volatile memory module has a plurality of physical blocks, and each of the physical blocks has a plurality of physical pages. The data writing method includes grouping the physica ...


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Carl Taussig, Richard Elder: Digital camera memory system. Hewlett Packard Development Company, May 2, 2006: US07039780 (10 worldwide citation)

A data storage system that is adapted for storing image data in digital cameras comprises a temporary data storage circuit coupled, in use, to receive image data from the camera, and a permanent data storage circuit coupled, in use, to receive image data from the temporary data storage circuit. A co ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Mark D Overmyer, Shane R Adams: Modular powered surgical instrument with detachable shaft assemblies. Ethicon, August 29, 2017: US09743929 (9 worldwide citation)

An interchangeable shaft assembly for a surgical instrument that includes first and second drive systems. The interchangeable shaft assembly is configured for removable attachment to a housing of the surgical instrument. Various embodiments include a latch system that enables the interchangeable sha ...


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Chien Fu Tseng, Kuo Hsin Lai: Data reading method, memory storage apparatus and memory controller thereof. Phison Electronics, Jianq Chyun IP Office, August 13, 2013: US08510637 (9 worldwide citation)

A data reading method for a writable non-volatile memory module having physical pages is provided. The method includes grouping the physical pages into a plurality of physical page groups. The method also includes reading first data from a physical page of a first physical page group by applying a f ...


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Hanspeter Duss: Process for monitoring and/or detecting changes under load of the operating state of an electrical power machine. Grapha Holding, Spencer & Frank, August 19, 1997: US05659468 (9 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for monitoring and ascertaining respective changes in an operating condition of an electrically operated engine that occur due to stress. Operating parameters are measured to acquire the influences of different types of stresses which promote the wear of the engine. The operat ...


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Erez Sarig: Ultra low power non-volatile memory module. Tower Semiconductor, Bever Hoffman & Harms, E Eric Hoffman Esq, March 4, 2008: US07339829 (9 worldwide citation)

An improved ultra-low power NVM module, which exhibits low power consumption and reduced layout area. An array of compact flash memory cells are programmed and erased in response to positive and negative boosted voltages. However, the compact flash memory cells are read using conventional supply vol ...


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Ivan James Fontenot, Thomas R Toms: Method and apparatus for testing a circuit module concurrently with a non-volatile memory operation in a multi-module data processing system. Motorola, Daniel D Hill, Craig J Yudell, George R Meyer, June 13, 2000: US06076177 (9 worldwide citation)

Testing of a multi-module data processing system (20) includes performing a functional test on a module (42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 54) concurrently with an erase operation of a non-volatile memory module (34, 36). Because the erase operation requires multiple clock cycles to complete, and little or no int ...


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Richard L Leimbach, Shane R Adams, Mark D Overmyer, Brett E Swensgard, Thomas W Lytle IV, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin L Houser: Surgical stapling instrument system. Ethicon, September 5, 2017: US09750499 (7 worldwide citation)

A surgical system can include an electric motor, a sensor and a microcontroller in signal communication with the electric motor and the sensor. In various instances, the microcontroller can adjust the velocity of a firing element when the sensor detects a change in current drawn by the electric moto ...


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Kim Hon Wong, Ying Chi Lin: Memory management method, and memory controller and memory storage device using the same. Phison Electronics, Jianq Chyun IP Office, July 16, 2013: US08489942 (6 worldwide citation)

A memory management method for a rewritable non-volatile memory module including a plurality of physical unit groups is provided, and each physical unit group includes first physical units. The method includes: grouping the physical unit groups into a first and second areas, setting the physical uni ...


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Hanan Weingarten, Igal Maly, Avigdor Segal: Advanced management of a non-volatile memory. DENSBITS TECHNOLOGIES, Dentons US, November 24, 2015: US09195592 (5 worldwide citation)

A method of managing a non-volatile memory module, the method may include: allocating, by a memory controller, logically erased physical blocks of a non-volatile memory module to a spare block pool; allocating, by the memory controller, physical blocks from the spare block pool to become buffer bloc ...