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Cigent Technology Assigned Patent

Validating erasure status of data blocks

Cigent Technology, Inc., Fort Myers, FL, has been assigned a patent (11581048) developed by Fessel, Tony Edward, Fort Myers, FL, for “method and system for validating erasure status of data blocks.”

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A method and solid-storage device are disclosed for validating erasure status of data blocks on a solid- drive. The method includes assigning each data block of a plurality of data blocks on the solid- drive, a block identifier and an erasure status, the block identifier being system data, user data, or unmapped data, and the erasure status being erased or not erased.

The patent application was filed on 2020-11-30 (17/106320).