Spectra Logic Assigned Patent

Co-existing dedicated system software and R/W data storage space on removable media
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.12.05

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Spectra Logic Corporation, Boulder, CO, has been assigned a patent (9,817,647) developed by Starr, Matthew Thomas, Lafayette, CO, and Lantry, Mark Lorin, Erie, CO, for a "co-existing dedicated system software and read/writeable data storage space on removable media."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is a method and apparatus for mobile media with both dedicated readable and writeable user data space and dedicated readable and writeable drive device space. The mobile data storage media adapted for operatively working with a drive device comprises a data space accessible by an end user and a drive software space accessible by the drive device and inaccessible by an end user. The drive software space is adapted to accommodate firmware for use by the drive device in addition to the reading and writing of software by the drive device. The media is adapted to receive and store software from the drive device or, alternatively, is adapted to transmit software to the drive device.

The patent application was filed on August 5, 2015 (14/819,405)