US 9,813,355 B2
Logical switches
Alan M. Judge, Dublin (IE); Mark N. Kelly, Seattle, WA (US); Jagwinder Singh Brar, Bellevue, WA (US); Michael David Marr, Monroe, WA (US); and Daniel T. Cohn, Oakland, CA (US)
Assigned to AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Seattle, WA (US)
Filed by Amazon Technologies, Inc., Reno, NV (US)
Filed on Jun. 1, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/170,699.
Application 15/170,699 is a continuation of application No. 13/074,993, filed on Mar. 29, 2011, granted, now 9,363,208.
Prior Publication US 2016/0277320 A1, Sep. 22, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 12/933 (2013.01); H04L 12/931 (2013.01); H04L 12/46 (2006.01); H04L 12/775 (2013.01)
CPC H04L 49/15 (2013.01) [H04L 12/46 (2013.01); H04L 12/4625 (2013.01); H04L 45/58 (2013.01); H04L 49/356 (2013.01); H04L 49/40 (2013.01); H04L 49/45 (2013.01); H04L 49/70 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A data transmission system, comprising:
a first tier of network switches, each network switch in the first tier receiving and transmitting data over a network;
a second tier of network switches, each network switch in the second tier receiving and transmitting data from at least one of the network switches in the first tier of network switches;
a third tier of network switches, each network switch in the third tier of network switches receiving and transmitting data over a network;
a fourth tier of network switches, each network switch in the fourth tier receiving and transmitting data over a network;
a first network transpose box comprising a first group of network connectors and a second group of network connectors within the first network transpose box, each of the first group of network connectors being connected by a single cable to each of the second group of network connectors within the first network transpose box such that the first group of network connectors and the second group of network connectors are fully connected; and
a second network transpose box comprising a third group of network connectors and a fourth group of network connectors within the second network transpose box, each of the third group of network connectors being connected by a single cable to each of the fourth group of network connectors within the second network transpose box,
wherein a data transmission path between any of the network switches in the first tier and any of the network switches in the second tier is provided by a single connection between each network switch in the first tier and the first network transpose box and a single connection between each network switch in the second tier and the first network transpose box,
wherein a data transmission path between any of the network switches in the first tier and any of the network switches in the fourth tier is provided by a single connection between each network switch in the first tier and the first network transpose box, a single connection between each network switch in the fourth tier and the second network transpose box, and a single connection between the first network transpose box and the second network transpose box.