American Megatrends International, LLC, Norcross, GA, has been assigned a patent (10,810,150) developed by Vu, Hoang Ngoc Minh, Duluth, GA, for a “configuration of a solid-state drive dock having local and network interfaces.“
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: ”An external M.2 solid-state drive dock with local and network interfaces is disclosed. The dock includes an enclosure with apertures through which M.2 solid-state drives can be received. A circuit board is mounted within the enclosure that includes M.2 socket connectors for receiving the M.2 solid-state drives. The circuit board also includes a storage controller coupled to the M.2. socket connectors. A local interface controller is coupled to the storage controller for providing a local interface, such as a USB-C interface, to the M.2 solid-state drives to host computers. A network controller is also coupled to the storage controller for providing network interfaces, such as wired and/or wireless network interfaces, for accessing the M.2. solid-state drives. The storage controller can receive storage requests from the local interface controller and the network interface controller and provide the storage requests to the M.2 solid-state drives.”
The patent application was filed on June 14, 2019 (16/442,407).