US Patent No: 7,240,219

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Method and system for maintaining backup of portable storage devices

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Data stored in a portable storage device are encrypted, for example by a processor of the portable storage device itself, using a backup key and stored in a backup medium. The backup key is protected by being stored in a backup key storage medium, such as an internet server, a pocketable medium or a trusted computer, preferably after being encrypted using a password. As needed, the backup key is retrieved and used to decrypt the data from the backup medium. The decrypted data are restored to the original portable storage device or to a different portable storage device.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SANDISK IL LTD.KFAR SABA417

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Segalov, Tal Tel Aviv, IL 7 197
Teicher, Mordechai Hod Hasharon, IL 101 3114

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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LENOVO PC INTERNATIONAL (2)
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EXTREME NETWORKS, INC. (5)
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COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC. (14)
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9,092,500 Utilizing snapshots for access to databases and other applications 0 2013
8,898,411 Snapshot storage and management system with indexing and user interface 0 2013
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APPLE INC. (86)
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7,752,391 Variable caching policy system and method 3 2006
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7,861,122 Monitoring health of non-volatile memory 34 2006
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* 2008/0229,085 Switching Drivers Between Processors 2 2007
8,000,134 Off-die charge pump that supplies multiple flash devices 12 2007
7,911,834 Analog interface for a flash memory die 10 2007
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7,701,797 Two levels of voltage regulation supplied for logic and data programming voltage of a memory device 7 2007
7,639,531 Dynamic cell bit resolution 7 2007
7,639,542 Maintenance operations for multi-level data storage cells 8 2007
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7,551,486 Iterative memory cell charging based on reference cell value 8 2007
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* 2007/0263,454 Maintenance Operations for Multi-Level Data Storage Cells 5 2007
* 2007/0263,440 Multi-Chip Package for a Flash Memory 15 2007
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7,996,599 Command resequencing in memory operations 2 2007
7,913,032 Initiating memory wear leveling 9 2007
7,869,277 Managing data writing to memories 2 2007
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* 2010/0020,604 SHIFTING REFERENCE VALUES TO ACCOUNT FOR VOLTAGE SAG 9 2009
8,116,133 Maintenance operations for multi-level data storage cells 1 2009
7,881,108 Maintenance operations for multi-level data storage cells 7 2009
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7,852,674 Dynamic cell bit resolution 1 2009
* 2010/0070,799 DYNAMIC CELL BIT RESOLUTION 4 2009
8,171,318 Reporting flash memory operating voltages 5 2010
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* 2010/0157,674 Two Levels of Voltage Regulation Supplied for Logic and Data Programming Voltage of a Memory Device 1 2010
8,291,166 Caching performance optimization 0 2010
8,364,941 Switching drivers between processors 1 2010
* 2011/0029,725 Switching Drivers Between Processors 0 2010
8,533,448 Retrieving boot instructions from nonvolatile memory 2 2010
8,531,883 Managing data writing to memories 0 2011
8,060,690 Controlling memory operations using a driver and flash memory type tables 0 2011
8,677,057 Initiating memory wear leveling 0 2011
8,355,284 Analog interface for a flash memory die 2 2011
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8,462,550 Off-die charge pump that supplies multiple flash devices 7 2011
8,203,892 Interleaving charge pumps for programmable memories 0 2011
* 2013/0034,229 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS DATA PROTECTION 1 2011
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8,131,917 Storing a driver for controlling a memory 0 2011
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8,745,328 Updating error correction codes for data blocks 1 2011
8,356,231 Use of alternative value in cell detection 4 2012
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8,711,642 Interleaving charge pumps for programmable memories 0 2012
8,588,008 Interleaving charge pumps for programmable memories 0 2012
8,830,747 Off-die charge pump that supplies multiple flash devices 0 2013
9,361,987 Managing data writing to memories 0 2013
* 8,832,423 Retrieving boot instructions from nonvolatile memory 1 2013
* 2014/0013,097 Retrieving Boot Instructions From Nonvolatile Memory 0 2013
9,042,170 Off-die charge pump that supplies multiple flash devices 0 2014
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9,122,493 Retrieving boot instructions from nonvolatile memory 0 2014
9,245,616 Dynamic cell state resolution 0 2015
 
F-SECURE CORPORATION (1)
* 2013/0159,699 Password Recovery Service 6 2011
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
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SANDISK IL LTD. (2)
7,900,061 Method and system for maintaining backup of portable storage devices 0 2007
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EZPNP TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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