US Patent No. 10,143,100

MODULAR NETWORKING DEVICE CONNECTION SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,143,100
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Modular Networking Device Connection System
Inventorship Vittal Balasubramanian, San Jose, CA (US)
Per Henrik Fremrot, Novato, CA (US)
Joanne C. Zhang, San Jose, CA (US)
Assignee Dell Products L.P., Round Rock, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,100

1. A modular networking device connection system, comprising:a modular networking system chassis that defines a modular networking system housing including a modular networking device slot;
an internal wall that is located in the modular networking system housing immediately adjacent the modular networking device slot, wherein the internal wall includes a internal wall connector that is configured to connect to a modular networking device positioned in the modular networking device slot; and
a networking processing device that is located in the modular networking system housing opposite the internal wall from the modular networking device slot, wherein the networking processing device includes:
a networking processing device board;
a networking processor that is mounted to the networking processing device board; and
a networking processing device connector that is mounted to the networking processing device board and coupled to the networking processor through the networking processing device board, wherein the networking processing device connector is directly connected to the internal wall connector by a first cable that is configured to transmit signals received through the internal wall connector directly to the networking processing device connector for provision to the networking processor via the networking processing device board.