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Millennium Enterprise Assigned Patent

Master storage device for controlling slave functions of host electronic device
By Francis Pelletier on 2016.11.23

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Millennium Enterprise Corporation, Fairfax, VA, has been assigned a patent (9,479,590) developed by Langas, Thomas, Djupdal, Asbjorn, Ljosland, Borgar, and Dybdahl, Torstein Hernes, Trondheim, Norway, for a "master storage device for controlling slave functions of a host electronic device."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A storage device 3, such as an SD card, that is coupled to a host device 2, such as a mobile phone, includes a computing environment 8. The computing environment 8 comprises an application processing part 6, an interface processing part 7, and a shared memory 9, and is operable to execute one or more applications on the storage device 3, and a set of software components that together provide a server module on the storage device 3. There is a corresponding set of client software components on the host device 2 that together provide a client module on the host device 2 that can cooperate with the server module on the storage device 3 to allow an application that is being executed in the computing environment 8 of the storage device 3 to access and use input and output functions of the host device 2."

The patent application was filed on May 28, 2015 (14/724,680).

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