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USB flash drives were invented
by Amir Ban, Dov Moran and Oron Ogdan, all of the
Israeli company M-Systems, who filed US patent 6148354 in April 1999. It
was typically invented for storing data which includes flash memory with an integrated Universal
Serial Bus (USB)
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