Oakdale, PA, United States
Oakdale, PA, United States

Imation, based in the St. Paul suburb of Oakdale, Minnesota, is an American technology corporation that describes itself as a global scalable storage and data security company. The company has three core elements – Traditional Storage , Secure and Scalable Storage and what Imation calls “Audio and Video Information” solutions and products. Wikipedia.


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Imation | Date: 2015-01-05

Aspects of the invention generally relate to a portable storage device having a memory and a standard connector for connecting to a variety of other devices, such as smartphones, tablets, computers, or others. For example, the standard connector can be configured to interface with a cable having a corresponding standard connector on one end and a device-specific connector on the other such that the cable provides the connection between the portable storage device and the other device. The portable storage device can interface with one of such other devices via the standard connector to receive digital data from the other device for storage in memory, or can allow access to digital data stored in memory by the other device.


Patent
Imation | Date: 2015-01-05

Aspects of the invention generally relate to a portable storage device including a memory and a rechargeable power source. The portable storage device can include one or more connectors for connecting to one or more remote or external devices, such as a smartphone, table, computer, and the like. The portable storage device can receive digital data for storage in memory from one or more connectors, or can provide access to digital data in its memory to a remote or external device via the one or more connectors. The rechargeable power source can provide electrical power to a device via one or more connectors for recharging a battery of that device, or can receive electrical power from a source via the one or more connectors for recharging the rechargeable power source.


Patent
Imation | Date: 2015-01-05

Aspects of the invention generally relate to a portable storage device having a memory and a plurality of connectors. The portable storage device can include a first connector for connecting to a first remote device, such as a smartphone or tablet. The portable storage device can receive digital data from the remote device, or can transfer digital data to the remote device. The portable storage device can include a second connector for connecting to an external device, such as a computer. Similarly, the second connector can enable the two-way transfer of digital data between the external device and the portable storage device. The portable storage device can include a third connector for connecting to a second remote device to enable the two-way transfer of digital data between the portable storage device and the second remote device. The portable storage device can facilitate data transfer between remote and external devices.


Patent
Imation | Date: 2015-01-05

Embodiments of the invention include a caching device for temporary storage of content generated using a content-generating device. The caching device and the content-generating device can be operatively coupled. The caching device can be worn on a users body. The caching device includes a housing, a power source supported by the housing, a storage device adapted to store content, and an antenna supported by the housing. The antenna can transmit or receive content from/to the storage device to/from a content-generating device. The caching device can consume low power and can transfer content at low data rates.


A method and apparatus are disclosed wherein a portable memory storage device is provided for interfacing with a communications port of the computer system. During operating system startup of the operating system of the computer, fields relating to security of the operating system are prompted for. The portable memory store retrieves from memory therein data for populating said fields and provides same to the computer system mimicking a data entry device other than a portable memory store.


Patent
Imation | Date: 2015-03-23

A method for transmitting digital data to a recipient via a communications network includes providing digital data and digitally signing the digital data using N cryptographic keys. Each of the N cryptographic keys is associated with a same sender of the digital data, and N>1. The recipient receives the digital data and verifies the digital signature using N cryptographic keys associated with the N cryptographic keys used to sign the digital data. In dependence upon verifying the digital signature, the recipient accepts the digital data as being authentic.


Patent
Imation | Date: 2015-04-10

A security protocol for use by computing devices communicating over an unsecured network is described. The security protocol makes use of secure data provided to a peripheral memory device from a server via a secure connection. When the peripheral memory device is coupled to a computing device that attempts to establish a secure connection to the server, the secure data is used to verify that the server is authentic. Similarly, the secure data assists the server in verifying that the request to access the server is not being made by a malicious third party.


Patent
Imation | Date: 2015-07-28

Booting an operating system that includes a secure preboot environment that performs integrity checks against security threats. A computer system boots to a preboot environment, which performs integrity checks and other anti-malware operations. Once the preboot environment finishes, the system reboots into a regular environment. The preboot environment can reside on a secure portion of a flash memory, with a computer system booting therefrom; or the preboot environment can reside securely in the computer system. The preboot environment includes integrity checks for a regular environment, and anti-malware programming. Once the preboot environment is done, the computer system reboots into a regular environment, such as from the flash memory or on the computer system. The integrity checks confirm that files in the regular environment are unchanged or uninfected. The integrity checks include determining the accuracy of a trusted system configuration on the computer system, such as using a TPM.


According to the disclosure, a unique and novel archiving system that provides one or more application layer partitions to archive data is disclosed. Embodiments include an archiving system having removable hard disk drives embedded in removable disk cartridges, referred to simply as removable disk drives. In embodiments, the removable disk drives are electrically connected to one or more drive ports that are separately addressable. The archiving system can create application layer partitions that associate the application layer partitions with one or more drive ports. Each application layer partition, in embodiments, has a separate set of controls that allow for customized storage of different data within a single archiving system.


Patent
Imation | Date: 2015-08-10

Techniques for recovering from unexpected removal of (or other unexpected power loss) a flash memory device from a computer system. An interpolated device driver notes whenever the flash memory device is unexpectedly removed, or otherwise unexpectedly powers off or enters a locked state. If the flash memory device is reinserted, the interpolated device driver reinitializes the flash memory device, and satisfies any flash memory device security protocol, so the flash memory device and the computer system can be restored to their status just before unexpected removal. The interpolated device driver caches requests to the flash memory device, and when status is restored to just before removal, replays those requests to the flash memory device, so the flash memory device responds to those requests as if it had ever been removed. The computer system does not notice any break in service by the flash memory device due to removal and reinsertion.

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