US Patent No. 9,832,891

SSD INCLUDING A CASE, SECURING ELEMENT, CIRCUIT BOARD, AND AT LEAST ONE PACKAGE, AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SSD


Patent No. 9,832,891
Issue Date November 28, 2017
Title Ssd Including A Case, Securing Element, Circuit Board, And At Least One Package, And Methods Of Forming The Ssd
Inventorship Hyojae Bang, Hwasung-si (KR)
Dogeun Kim, Seoul (KR)
Hongkyun Kim, Sungnam-si (KR)
Youngbok Jeon, Seoul (KR)
Assignee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi-do (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,832,891

1. A solid state drive (SSD) comprising:
a case including a bottom surface having a first edge, a second edge, a third edge and a fourth edge, the second edge of the
bottom surface of the case being located opposite to the first edge of the bottom surface of the case, the case including
walls perpendicular to the bottom surface;

at least one securing element disposed on the bottom surface of the case of the SSD separately from the walls of the case;
a circuit board secured to the bottom surface of the case by the at least one securing element, the circuit board including
a first surface having a first side;

a plurality of circuit board connection terminals along the first edge of the case;
a plurality of connector connection terminals disposed along the first side of a first surface of the circuit board, the first
side of the first surface of the circuit board being disposed closer to the first edge of the bottom surface of the case than
to the second edge of the bottom surface of the case; and

a first package disposed on the first surface of the circuit board, and having a width and a length that is equal to or greater
than the width, the length being substantially perpendicular to the width,

a second package including a first memory controller,
wherein a first memory is included inside the first package and the first memory is a NAND flash memory,
the at least one securing element contacts at least two sides of the circuit board and receives the circuit board by a non-sliding
manner,

a first distance is greater than the width of the first package, the first distance being a shortest distance between the
circuit board and the second edge of the bottom surface of the case,

the plurality of connector connection terminals are connected to the plurality of circuit board connection terminals at the
first surface of the circuit board via a conductor, and

the at least one securing element is between the first edge and the second edge of the case and is entirely spaced apart from
the second edge of the case.