McAfee LLC, Santa Clara, CA, has been assigned a patent (11531626) developed by Ruiz Altamirano, Fernando, Beaverton, OR, and Lancioni, German, San Jose, CA, for “system and method to protect digital content on external storage.“
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “An example authentication device disclosed herein is to access a message received via a wireless interface from an adapter, the message to indicate that a host device has connected to the adapter, the host device different from the authentication device. The disclosed example authentication device is also to determine whether to allow the host device to access a storage device. The disclosed example authentication device is further to transmit authentication data to the adapter via the wireless interface, the authentication data to specify whether the host device is allowed to access the storage device.”
The patent application was filed on 2020-04-16 (16/850863).