Patents by Inventor Andreas Bechtolsheim

Andreas Bechtolsheim has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210281932
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a pluggable optical line system module for amplification, multiplexing, and demultiplexing of coherent optical signals that can be integrated with a switch-router. Integration may include mechanical, electrical, and software control aspects. One example embodiment of the optical line system is in an industry standard small form factor pluggable module such as OSFP (octal small form factor pluggable) or QSFP (quad small form factor pluggable). When configured in a switch-router, the pluggable optical line is powered, managed and controlled by the switch-router which greatly reduces the cost, space, power and the management complexity of optical line systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Hacene Chaouch, Andreas Bechtolsheim, Hugh Holbrook
  • Publication number: 20210263247
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include pluggable optical transceiver modules comprising a first interface on a proximate end and eight (8) sockets arranged on a distal end. A first portion of the pluggable optical transceiver module including the proximate end is inserted into a port. A second portion, including the distal end extends outside the port. In one embodiment, an OSFP optical transceiver module include sockets for eight (8) SN or MDC connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Bechtolsheim, Youngbae Park
  • Patent number: 10488608
    Abstract: An optical module includes an optoelectronic transceiver. The optical modules includes a heat sink. The heat sink includes a heat radiating element aligned along a length of the heat sink. The heat sink radiates heat received from the optoelectronic transceiver. The optical modules includes a housing. The optoelectronic transceiver is encapsulated by the heat sink and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wilcox, Richard Hibbs, Warren Meggitt, Andreas Bechtolsheim, Jiayi Wu, Christophe Metivier
  • Publication number: 20180348457
    Abstract: An optical module includes an optoelectronic transceiver. The optical modules includes a heat sink. The heat sink includes a heat radiating element aligned along a length of the heat sink. The heat sink radiates heat received from the optoelectronic transceiver. The optical modules includes a housing. The optoelectronic transceiver is encapsulated by the heat sink and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Wilcox, Richard Hibbs, Warren Meggitt, Andreas Bechtolsheim, Jiayi Wu, Christophe Metivier
  • Patent number: 10073230
    Abstract: An optical module includes an optoelectronic transceiver. The optical modules includes a heat sink. The heat sink includes a heat radiating element aligned along a length of the heat sink. The heat sink radiates heat received from the optoelectronic transceiver. The optical modules includes a housing. The optoelectronic transceiver is encapsulated by the heat sink and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wilcox, Richard Hibbs, Warren Meggitt, Andreas Bechtolsheim, Jiayi Wu, Christophe Metivier
  • Publication number: 20170168253
    Abstract: An optical module includes an optoelectronic transceiver. The optical modules includes a heat sink. The heat sink includes a heat radiating element aligned along a length of the heat sink. The heat sink radiates heat received from the optoelectronic transceiver. The optical modules includes a housing. The optoelectronic transceiver is encapsulated by the heat sink and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wilcox, Richard Hibbs, Warren Meggitt, Andreas Bechtolsheim, Jiayi Wu, Christophe Metivier
  • Patent number: 8516089
    Abstract: In a system having a cluster of system components interconnected by a cluster interconnect fabric, the system components include out-of-band management network interfaces to an out-of-band management network. The system is configured to use the cluster interconnect fabric and the out-of-band management network interfaces to determine the overall connectivity and status of the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bjorn Dag Johnsen, Ola Torudbakken, Andreas Bechtolsheim
  • Publication number: 20120120596
    Abstract: A network switch chassis provides a linear, front-to-rear air flow path for cooling first and second orthogonally oriented arrays of parallel circuit boards connected by a midplane. Air is drawn into the front of the chassis and passes in a straight path over the first array of circuit boards, through air openings in the midplane, over the second array of circuit boards, and out the rear of the chassis. Resilience against service interruption due to fan failure is achieved with multiple fans cooling each circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Andreas Bechtolsheim
  • Patent number: 8015458
    Abstract: A loopback connector for a system can include a connector arrangement connectable to connector of a system component and/or a cable. The loopback connector can include loopback logic for simulating cable and/or system component functionality. In an example implementation the loopback connector can also operate to protect a system component and/or cable connector during shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bjorn Dag Johnsen, Ola Torudbakken, Inge Lars Birkeli, Andreas Bechtolsheim
  • Patent number: 7934124
    Abstract: A rack mountable solid-state storage subsystem includes a plurality of interface units and a plurality of data storage modules to implement a mass storage device. Each of the interface units may be coupled to a plurality of communication ports for connection to a host server and to other interface units. Each data storage module may be detachably mated to a corresponding connector mounted to a motherboard. Each data storage module may also include a non-volatile flash memory storage and a volatile storage. The data storage modules may be partitioned into a plurality of portions, each coupled to a respective interface unit via the motherboard. Each portion of the data storage modules and the respective interface unit to which each portion is coupled may form a separate storage domain that is isolated from each other domain. The storage subsystem may also include redundant power supplies and backup power supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Bechtolsheim, Alexander N. Pappas, Rodney A. DeKoning
  • Patent number: 7843926
    Abstract: A network system which includes a plurality of separate processing entities, an input output bus, and a network interface unit shared among the plurality of separate processing entities is disclosed. The network interface unit is coupled to the plurality of separate processing entities via the input output bus. The network interface unit has a plurality of memory access channels and each memory access channel is assigned to one processing entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shimon Muller, Ariel Hendel, Yatin Gajjar, Michael Wong, Andreas Bechtolsheim, David Cheriton, Mohammad Issa, Aly Orady, Raju Penumatcha
  • Patent number: 7766692
    Abstract: In order to monitor connectivity status associated with an interconnect cable from the end-points to which either end of the cable is attached, a storage device storing a field replaceable unit identifier is provided to uniquely identify a cable end-point, which identifier can then be accessed to determine the connectivity status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bjorn Dag Johnsen, Ola Torudbakken, Inge Lars Birkeli, Andreas Bechtolsheim
  • Publication number: 20100095048
    Abstract: A rack mountable solid-state storage subsystem includes a plurality of interface units and a plurality of data storage modules to implement a mass storage device. Each of the interface units may be coupled to a plurality of communication ports for connection to a host server and to other interface units. Each data storage module may be detachably mated to a corresponding connector mounted to a motherboard. Each data storage module may also include a non-volatile flash memory storage and a volatile storage. The data storage modules may be partitioned into a plurality of portions, each coupled to a respective interface unit via the motherboard. Each portion of the data storage modules and the respective interface unit to which each portion is coupled may form a separate storage domain that is isolated from each other domain. The storage subsystem may also include redundant power supplies and backup power supplies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Andreas Bechtolsheim, Alexander N. Pappas, Rodney A. DeKoning
  • Patent number: 7606886
    Abstract: A method and system for conveying management information across a network are disclosed. The method includes generating an Ethernet packet comprising a converged data link header in place of an Ethernet preamble and transmitting the modified packet from a network element. The header is configured to provide support for network management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Bechtolsheim, Hiroshi Suzuki, Marinica Rusu, Paul Frantz, Sharat Prasad
  • Publication number: 20090100496
    Abstract: A media server system includes a switch having a volatile memory such as dynamic random access memory (DRAM), for example. The switch may be configured to store one or more formatted media content streams in large blocks within the volatile memory. The switch unit also includes a switch controller including a crossbar switch that is coupled between a plurality of network ports and the volatile memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Andreas Bechtolsheim, David R. Cheriton
  • Publication number: 20080314979
    Abstract: In order to monitoring connectivity of cabling in a system comprising chassis components and cables interconnecting the chassis components, machine readable labels are applied to cable connectors and chassis component connectors, the machine readable labels on a cable connector and a chassis component to which the cable connector is connected are scanned, and the scanned connectivity information is recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bjorn Dag Johnsen, Ola Torudbakken, Hans Ludvig Opheim, Andreas Bechtolsheim
  • Publication number: 20080315985
    Abstract: In a switch system L groups of the line switch elements are connectable to cables that include L links such that each of the L links within a cable connect to a switch element of a respective one of the L groups. Fabric switch elements are connected such that a fabric switch element is connected to the line switch elements of one of the group of line switch elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bjorn Dag Johnsen, Ola Torudbakken, Andreas Bechtolsheim
  • Publication number: 20080318465
    Abstract: In order to monitor connectivity status associated with an interconnect cable from the end-points to which either end of the cable is attached, a storage device storing a field replaceable unit identifier is provided to uniquely identify a cable end-point, which identifier can then be accessed to determine the connectivity status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bjorn Dag Johnsen, Ola Torudbakken, Inge Lars Birkeli, Andreas Bechtolsheim
  • Publication number: 20080320117
    Abstract: In a system having a cluster of system components interconnected by a cluster interconnect fabric, the system components include out-of-band management network interfaces to an out-of-band management network. The system is configured to use the cluster interconnect fabric and the out-of-band management network interfaces to determine the overall connectivity and status of the cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bjorn Dag Johnsen, Ola Torudbakken, Andreas Bechtolsheim
  • Publication number: 20080315889
    Abstract: A loopback connector for a system can include a connector arrangement connectable to connector of a system component and/or a cable. The loopback connector can include loopback logic for simulating cable and/or system component functionality. In an example implementation the loopback connector can also operate to protect a system component and/or cable connector during shipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bjorn Dag Johnsen, Ola Torudbakken, Inge Lars Birkeli, Andreas Bechtolsheim