US Patent No. 10,251,293

SMART USB MODULES AND METHOD OF MAKING


Patent No. 10,251,293
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Smart Usb Modules And Method Of Making
Inventorship Choon-Tak Tang, Irvine, CA (US)
Ke-Chun Chou, Hsinchu (TW)
Assignee Kingston Digital, Inc., Fountain Valley, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,293

1. A USB module, comprising:a printed circuit board;
a central processing unit (CPU) coupled to the printed circuit board;
a wireless device coupled to the CPU, via a bus;
a memory buffer coupled to the bus;
a USB connector coupled to the CPU; and
a USB receptacle connector coupled to the CPU, the USB receptacle connector coupling with a client USB drive to form a smart USB device that functions as both a client USB drive and a smart USB device,
wherein the wireless device establishes a wireless connection between the smart USB device and a portable device,
wherein the smart USB device functions as a smart USB device as the wireless device utilizes any of IEEE802.11, Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, and Bluetooth to establish the wireless connection between the smart USB device and the portable device, and
wherein the memory buffer is accessible to the portable device that is wirelessly connected to the smart USB device to access data stored on the memory buffer.