CMS Products Granted Self-Booting Operating System Image Backup Patent

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Aliso Viejo, Calif. – April 21, 2014 – CMS Products Inc., a leading innovator in data backup & restore, encryption and security technology, today announced the issuance by the US Patent Office of a patent that covers a method for allowing a Windows based personal computer to be restarted, operated and restored from a self-booting backup residing on a USB external storage device.

The patent for invention number 8,775,783 is titled: - Method and apparatus for creating a self-booting operating system on an external USB storage device that is capable of performing a complete restore to an internal system disk.

This patent covers backup applications that use externally connected USB storage devices such as a hard disk drive/SSD for storing a compressed image backup or a file by-file backup of a Windows system disk. The system incrementally updates these backups, including the system registry, and places this information on the external USB storage device that then becomes bootable by the Windows system.

“This latest patent has granted our claims in connection with a technology that allows for an almost instant recovery of a disabled Windows personal computer caused by a failed internal storage device (Hard Drive/SSD)”, said Ken Burke, President, CMS Products. “Intellectual Property investments continue to be a significant focus of our company, which adds confirmation to CMS Product’s long-standing leadership in the field of data at rest security, data management and PC Backup and Recovery”.

CMS also owns a variety of patents centered on USB boot, data backup and secure erase technologies used to manage valuable user data or corporate intellectual property.

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About CMS Products

Established in 1983, CMS Products, Inc. is a leading innovator in data backup, encryption and security technology for business users and consumers. CMS’s products are sold in more than 90 countries, with installation of more than four million units worldwide. 

CMS Products offers an extensive line of personal computer security products including “Management Ready” encrypted USB flash drives, external encrypted USB hard drives, and encryption software, as well as full Disaster Recovery solutions including external storage devices that support system recovery and backup software which creates a full system recovery that can be used to restart a failed computer.

For more information, contact:

Charles Hohman, Marketing Director (714) 424-5520

CMS Products
27068 La Paz Road
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Phone: (714) 424-5520 

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