Patents by Inventor Franklin D. Boyden

Franklin D. Boyden 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: 20190246523
    Abstract: A cooling manifold positioned on an electrical or computer to provide liquid cooling for a plurality of slot-mounted electrical modules received in a corresponding plurally of module slots arranged in faceplate assembly of an electrical or computer card is described and illustrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Franklin D. Boyden, Jimmy Chun-Chuen Leung
  • Patent number: 10313766
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus may include (1) a Field-Replaceable Unit (FRU) that (A) is designed to mate with a backplane of a telecommunications system and (B) facilitates communication among computing devices within a network and (2) at least one helical ejector that (A) is coupled to the FRU, (B) fastens to a housing of the telecommunications system to enable the FRU to mate with the backplane of the telecommunications system, and (C) includes at least one spring that, when the helical ejector is fastened to the housing of the telecommunications system, applies a force on the FRU that pushes the FRU toward the backplane of the telecommunications system. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Chun-Chuen Leung, Franklin D. Boyden
  • Patent number: 10098253
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus may include (1) at least one receptacle that (A) is coupled to a line card that facilitates communication among computing devices and (B) mates with at least one member coupled to a backplane of a telecommunications system to physically support the line card upon installation in the telecommunications system and (2) at least one spring that (A) is coupled to the receptacle and (B) applies, when the member is inserted into the receptacle, a force on the member to lift the line card in an upward direction. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Hocker, Franklin D. Boyden, Seongchul C. Kim, Gilbert W. VanHoy
  • Patent number: 9788454
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus may include (1) a housing designed to house a field-replaceable unit within a telecommunication system, (2) a connector that is designed to electrically interface the field-replaceable unit with the telecommunication system in the housing, (3) a spring that is coupled to the housing, and (4) a movable injection cam that is coupled to the spring such that, when the field-replaceable unit is installed in the housing by way of an ejection lever that presses against the movable injection cam, the spring applies a force on the movable injection cam that causes the movable injection cam to push the field-replaceable unit toward the connector. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Chun-Chuen Leung, John I. Kull, Seongchul C. Kim, Franklin D. Boyden
  • Patent number: 9594716
    Abstract: Techniques are described for an electronic device in which a communication plane having a plurality of slots for receiving communication cards further includes an interface for receiving a pluggable module that operates to relay signals within the communication plane. The electronic device includes a plurality of removable communication cards and a communication plane having slots for receiving the plurality of removable communication cards. The electronic device also includes the pluggable module that is removably coupled to and external from the communication plane. The pluggable module receives a signal from a transmitting communication card from off of the communication plane, compensates for loss experienced by the signal or loss that will be experienced by the signal, and transmits the compensated signal back onto the communication plane and to a receiving communication card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijit V. Nair, Franklin D. Boyden, Nathan J. Berg, Satish Dattatray Deo, Akhil Kumar Agrawal