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The invention provides forced-air cooling to components mounted on circuit boards oriented in a side-to-side direction in a system. Airflow may enter and exit the system through the front and back (or vice-versa), rather than the sides of the system. In one embodiment, airflow entering the front of the system is re-directed in an upward direction, then split to form airflow branches traversing in a side-to-side direction. The airflow branches traverse across the surfaces of circuit boards, then are directed in an upward direction and out the back (or front) of the system. The airflow branches preferably move substantially the same volume of air per unit of time.

Title
Apparatus and method for directing airflow in three dimensions to cool system components
Application Number
9/752824
Publication Number
6459579 (B1)
Application Date
January 3, 2001
Publication Date
October 1, 2002
Inventor
Ali Mira
San Jose
CA, US
Richard Singer
Menlo Park
CA, US
Ashok Krishnamurthi
San Jose
CA, US
Daniel Fairchild Farmer
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Harrity & Snyder L
US
Assignee
Juniper Networks
CA, US
IPC
H05K 7/20
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