US Patent No: 7,729,617

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Flexible, dense line card architecture

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The invention is relevant to optical fiber transmission systems, and in particular, pertains to the transceiver cards in an optical fiber transport system. In particular the invention teaches an improved transceiver card architecture that allows high density, flexibility and interchangeability of functionality.

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PIVOTAL DECISIONS LLCLAS VEGAS, NV41

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ayres,, III John W 12118 Golden Meadow La. 6 26
Cox, Jeffrey Lloyd 280 Paddock Trail 9 53
Sheth, Samir Satish 6615 Desco Dr. 9 56
Young, Marvin R 4601 Deer Valley La. 20 41

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Pivotal Decisions LLC (3)
* 8,155,519 Flexible, dense line card architecture 2 2010
* 8,750,713 Flexible, dense line card architecture 0 2012
* 2012/0155,882 FLEXIBLE, DENSE LINE CARD ARCHITECTURE 3 2012
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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