Patent Number: 7,765,341

Title: Universal serial bus device including a USB connector and a transmitter

Abstract: A Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drive comprising a controller including a USB interface and a nonvolatile computer readable medium interface. The USB flash drive may also comprise a nonvolatile computer readable medium in communication with the nonvolatile computer readable medium interface and storing data and a USB connector in communication with the USB interface. The USB flash drive may also comprise a transmitter for transmitting at least a portion of data from the nonvolatile computer readable medium to an external device external to the USB flash drive. The transmitter may be substantially simultaneously operable with the USB connector, may send a modulated data signal, and/or may send the at least portion data in a compressed format.

Inventors: Corbett; Christopher J. (Duvall, WA), McLauchlan; David (Kirkland, WA), Shakeri; Mohammad (Kirkland, WA), Manchester; Scott A. (Redmond, WA), Campbell; David T. (Redmond, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018