Buffer memory reservation techniques for use with a NAND flash memory

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PATENT NO 8949491
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13940050

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Buffer memory reservation techniques for use with NAND flash memory include dynamically reserving regions of the buffer memory, responsive to a read/write request. Where the read/write request includes a plurality of data transfer requests, following completion of a data transfer request, the reserved buffer space may be recycled for use in a further data transfer request or for other purposes. During fulfillment of a read request, a buffer region is reserved from a larger buffer pool for a time period significantly smaller than the time required to execute a sense operation associated with the read request. The reserved buffer region may be reused for unrelated processes during execution of the sense operation.

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SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLCPLANO, TX4394

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Desai, Girish B Cupertino, US 4 5
Guthrie, William L Santa Cruz, US 25 2229
Jackson, Robert Milpitas, US 60 793
Lin, Gary San Jose, US 31 318
Weinberg, Yoav Thornhill, CA 13 17

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