Netgear Patent Applications

Method and Apparatus for Housing a Hard-Disk Drive Using a Tray with Anchoring Strips

Granted: October 6, 2016
Application Number: 20160291648
A method and apparatus discloses a tray configured to house a hard-disk drive (“HDD”) using at least one semi-flexible anchoring strip. An HDD assembly device, in one aspect, includes a tray, a U-shaped semi-flexible anchoring frame, and an HDD. The tray has a base, a front panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel, wherein the first side panel and the second side panel includes tracks along longitudinal edges of the first and the second side panels. The U-shaped…

IEEE 802.11 COMMUNICATION UTILIZING CARRIER SPECIFIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

Granted: September 3, 2015
Application Number: 20150249997
Wireless communication under IEEE 802.11 standards utilizing carrier specific interference mitigation where an AP or UE employs an ultra-wideband tuner to evaluate available spectrum between several communication bands. Rather than being constrained to communicate in a single communication band, the AP and UEs may utilize more than one communication band to communicate with one another. In doing so, the AP and UE search across several bands and measure interference on a…

Method and Apparatus for Providing Stackable Hard-Disk Drive Carrier Using Pull-Out Drawers

Granted: August 20, 2015
Application Number: 20150235673
A method and apparatus for providing a stackable hard-disk drive (“HDD”) carrier using pull-out drawers and fasteners are disclosed. The carrier, in one embodiment, includes an inner case or drawer and an outer frame casing. The inner cage includes a base plate, a front cover, a first side panel, and a second side panel, wherein the first and second side panels are hinged to the base plate. The inner cage is configured to house a removable HDD. The first and second side panels also…

Wireless Communication Subsystem with a Digital Interface

Granted: June 18, 2015
Application Number: 20150171988
Systems and methods are disclosed which provide wireless communication systems implementing subsystems adapted for flexible deployment configurations and to resist the introduction of interference. Preferred embodiments of the present invention provide a wireless communication system configuration in which an ODU subsystem is coupled to an IDU subsystem using a fiber optic link. According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, an ODU subsystem is adapted to provide…

MULTI RADIO WIRELESS LAN NETWORKS

Granted: May 14, 2015
Application Number: 20150131542
Systems and methods for improving wireless access point communications are provided. Some embodiments contemplate filtering operations such that two or more radios can be used in the 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz band without interfering with each other. Some embodiments employ discrete Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA) and Power Amplifiers (PA) as well as frontend modules. In some examples, filtering may be primarily used on the receiving side to filter out other signals in 5 GHz before they are amplified…

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Granted: April 30, 2015
Application Number: 20150117228
Methods and apparatuses are provided for graphically displaying the noise level on each WLAN channel, along with the arrangement of other (neighboring) wireless host devices on each channel with their respective signal strengths as a distance indicator. As a result, collected information may be gathered and displayed intuitively to allow a user to quickly assess the environment and manually configure the wireless host device. in addition, methods and apparatuses are provided for…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING DEVICE CONNECTIONS IN AN EXTENDED NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Granted: February 26, 2015
Application Number: 20150055566
An extended network is configured to implement an extended management function to identify a wireless access device providing a highest quality wireless connection to a wireless device. The extended network includes a gateway wireless access device configured to enable communication between the extended network and an external network, at least one additional wireless access device in the extended network, and at least one wireless device having a wireless connection to a least one of an…

Wireless Communication Subsystem With a Digital Interface

Granted: September 25, 2014
Application Number: 20140286380
Systems and methods are disclosed which provide wireless communication systems implementing subsystems adapted for flexible deployment configurations and to resist the introduction of interference. Preferred embodiments of the present invention provide a wireless communication system configuration in which an ODU subsystem is coupled to an IDU subsystem using a fiber optic link. According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, an ODU subsystem is adapted to provide…

ENHANCED HIGH EFFICIENCY 3G/4G/LTE ANTENNAS, DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED PROCESSES

Granted: September 18, 2014
Application Number: 20140266936
Embodiments of the invention provide several antenna designs that exhibit both high bandwidth and efficiency, such as for operation in one or more bands, such as but not limited to operation in 3G, 4G, LTE bands. A first aspect of the invention concerns the form factor of the enhanced antenna; a second aspect of the invention concerns the ease with which the enhanced antenna is manufactured; and a third aspect concerns the superior performance exhibited by the enhanced antenna across one…

Method and Apparatus for Analyzing and Verifying Functionality of Multiple Network Devices

Granted: September 18, 2014
Application Number: 20140269386
A network device test station (“TS”) is capable of simultaneously testing and verifying a group of routers and/or switches at the same time. The TS includes a user interface (“UI”), a test bed engine, and a TS manager. The UI facilitates interactive communication between TS and user via an interactive graphical representations showing, for example, test configurations and test results. The test bed engine uses a set of test beds to conduct tests on attached devices or routers…

HOUSEHOLD INVENTORY MANAGEMENT AND SHOPPING LIST GENERATION

Granted: September 18, 2014
Application Number: 20140279217
An exemplary method for managing household inventory and generating an automatically updated shopping list comprises receiving a message transmitted from a store including purchased item information from the store, organizing and storing the information in a database, obtaining captured information relating to consumed purchase items, updating the database based on the captured information, generating a shopping list on demand by a user based on updated data in the database and…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY UPDATING CABLE MODEM SOFTWARE

Granted: September 18, 2014
Application Number: 20140282484
A telecommunication network device for implementing the DOCSIS standard during a transition from a coaxial cable network to a fiber-optic network is described. The device includes a memory including installed firmware for implementing a telecommunication gateway function in accordance with the DOCSIS telecommunication standard and a processor configured to update the installed firmware by downloading the update from a first TFTP server over a coaxial cable network, wherein the processor…

Spectrum Allocation System and Method for Multi-Band Wireless RF Data Communications

Granted: August 21, 2014
Application Number: 20140233440
A dual band spectrum allocation system and method for wireless data communications uses discrete bands for upstream and downstream data communications. A preferred embodiment uses unlicensed UNII bands for license-free data transmissions from a subscriber to a hub, and uses relatively interference free licensed bands for data transmissions from a hub to subscribers, thereby allowing use of greater bandwidth, simplifying system licensing and reducing filtering requirements for…

METHOD AND APPARATUS HOUSING A HARD-DISK DRIVE USING A TRAY WITH ANCHORING STRIPS

Granted: July 31, 2014
Application Number: 20140209548
A method and apparatus discloses a tray configured to house a hard-disk drive (“HDD”) using at least one semi-flexible anchoring strip. An HDD assembly device, in one aspect, includes a tray, a U-shaped semi-flexible anchoring frame, and an HDD. The tray has a base, a front panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel, wherein the first side panel and the second side panel includes tracks along longitudinal edges of the first and the second side panels. The U-shaped…

BEACON DETECTION STRUCTURES, SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR INTERFERENCE TESTING

Granted: June 12, 2014
Application Number: 20140161161
A receiver is provided that receives signals from a device under test (DUT) for one or more modes of operation. For each mode, the system detects beacon transmission signals from the DUT, and counts the number of beacons for a period of time. If the count is not consistent with an expected count, e.g. a stored value, the system may preferably provide an output to indicate that there is a problem with the DUT. If the count is consistent with the expected count, the system may preferably…

NEAR-FIELD MIMO WIRELESS TRANSMIT POWER MEASUREMENT TEST SYSTEMS, STRUCTURES, AND PROCESSES

Granted: June 12, 2014
Application Number: 20140161164
Systems, processes, and structures provide near-field transmit power measurement for MIMO wireless devices (DUT), such as for any of product development, product verification, and/or production testing. A test signal, such as comprising a pulse train signal, is provided to a MIMO device under test (DUT), wherein portions of the test signal controllably steered and sequentially transmitted from each of the device antennas, to one or more test antennas that are positioned in close…

NEAR-FIELD MIMO WIRELESS TEST SYSTEMS, STRUCTURES, AND PROCESSES

Granted: April 10, 2014
Application Number: 20140098846
Systems, processes, and structures allow enhanced near-field testing of the uplink and/or downlink performance of MIMO wireless devices (DUT), such as for any of product development, product verification, and/or production testing. Signal channels may preferably be emulated to test the performance of a device under test (DUT) over a range of simulated distances, within a near-field test environment. An enhanced process provides automated testing of a DUT over a wireless network, e.g.…

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCANNING MULTI-MODE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENTS

Granted: March 27, 2014
Application Number: 20140087727
A method and apparatus adaptively scan communication channels to find a channel having a desired attribute such as being usable for communication with a home network in one of a plurality of communication modes. A first scan of a first set of channels is performed, and attributes are assigned to channels. If a channel having the desired attribute is not found, the attributes are used to configure a second scan of a second set of channels using a second scan mode, such that the expected…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING WIRELESS NETWORK CONFIRGURATION INFORMATION

Granted: February 27, 2014
Application Number: 20140056171
A portable computing device for configuring wireless network settings based on received network configuration information includes an input device configured to receive wireless network information from a network device independent of whether the portable computing device is connected to a wireless network that is implemented by the network device and a network configuration application for configuring one or more wireless network settings to initiate wireless network communication…

Wide Viewing Angle Indicators for Network Devices

Granted: February 6, 2014
Application Number: 20140035756
A network device and method for improving performance monitoring capabilities using wide view angle indicators are disclosed. A network device, in one embodiment, includes a first plate, a second plate, and a light source. The first plate has multiple performance indicators situated at a side of the network device. The second plate has multiple performance indicators wherein the second plate is situated at a surface having a predefined angle with respect to the first plate. The light…