Netgear Patent Grants

Method and apparatus for economizing power consumption in wireless products

Granted: December 13, 2016
Patent Number: 9521624
Various of the disclosed embodiments concern efficiency improvements in wireless products. For example, some embodiments specify profiles for regional and custom-specified operational constraints. The profiles may be retrieved from across a network or stored locally upon the device. The profiles may specify various configuration adjustments that optimize the system's performance. For example, when possible, some embodiments may allow the system to operate at a lower power level and to…

Systems and methods for implementing a wireless device that supports WLAN modules operating simultaneously in different wireless bands

Granted: December 6, 2016
Patent Number: 9516540
Systems and methods for enabling a WLAN client to communicate simultaneously over more than one band at a time are described, where each client has at least one radio that is operational in each supported band. Load balancing based on traffic requirements optimizes the use of the multiple bands.

Systems and methods for wireless link balancing in wireless networks

Granted: October 11, 2016
Patent Number: 9467953
Systems and methods for controlling the transmit power and the receive sensitivity of an access point for achieving symmetric link balancing is described. When an access point operates with symmetric link performance, the access point does not inefficiently use available bandwidth for transmitting or re-transmitting to a client station that cannot communicate with the access point. Moreover, the access point does not back off transmissions due to activity of neighboring basic service…

System and method for configuring device connections in an extended network environment

Granted: October 11, 2016
Patent Number: 9468025
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 sensor base station with coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios

Granted: September 20, 2016
Patent Number: 9451626
Techniques are disclosed for reducing interference, in a network device, among multiple radio circuits operating in a same or similar frequency band and in close physical proximity. In some embodiments, a network device includes a first and a second wireless network circuit. The network circuits operate in a same radio frequency band and are collocated. The second network circuit is assigned a higher priority than the first network circuit. The device further includes a coexistence…

Near-field MIMO wireless test systems, structures, and processes

Granted: September 6, 2016
Patent Number: 9439086
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.…

Systems and methods for simultaneously using multiple WLAN modules operating in different wireless bands

Granted: September 6, 2016
Patent Number: 9439099
Systems and methods for enabling a wireless local area network (WLAN) client to communicate simultaneously over more than one band at a time are described, where each client has at least one radio that is operational in each supported band. Load balancing based on traffic requirements optimizes the use of the multiple bands.

IEEE 802.11 communication utilizing carrier specific interference mitigation

Granted: August 30, 2016
Patent Number: 9433007
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…

Systems and methods for wireless load balancing and channel selection for a wireless device using WLAN modules operating simultaneously in different wireless bands

Granted: July 26, 2016
Patent Number: 9402199
Systems and methods for enabling a WLAN client to communicate simultaneously over more than one band at a time are described, where each client has at least one radio that is operational in each supported band. Load balancing based on traffic requirements optimizes the use of the multiple bands.

Method and apparatus housing a hard-disk drive using a tray with anchoring strips

Granted: July 5, 2016
Patent Number: 9383784
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…

Multi radio wireless LAN networks

Granted: May 24, 2016
Patent Number: 9351338
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…

Establishing access to a secure network based on user-created credential indicia

Granted: March 8, 2016
Patent Number: 9280643
In various aspects, code-based indicia contain secured network access credentials. In some aspects, a computer processor receives user input that specifies secured network access credentials, and the computer processor creates or modifies credentials for establishing a secured network connection. In these aspects, the computer processor generates code-based indicia that contain at least part of the secured network access credentials. In other aspects, a computer processor scans the…

Channel steering for implementing coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios

Granted: March 1, 2016
Patent Number: 9277591
Techniques are disclosed for controlling, in a network device, multiple radio circuits operating in a same or similar frequency band and in close physical proximity. In some embodiments, the radio circuits operate on the same network protocol. The network device can include a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits. According to some embodiments, the network circuits are each assigned a priority, and the coexistence controller can control operations between the network…

Alignment of packets for implementing coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios

Granted: February 16, 2016
Patent Number: 9265090
Techniques are disclosed for controlling, in a network device, multiple radio circuits operating in a same or similar frequency band and in close physical proximity. In some embodiments, the radio circuits operate on the same network protocol. The network device can include a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits. According to some embodiments, the network circuits are each assigned a priority, and the coexistence controller can control operations between the network…

Method and apparatus for providing stackable hard-disk drive carrier using pull-out drawers

Granted: February 2, 2016
Patent Number: 9251858
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…

Channel steering for implementing coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios

Granted: January 26, 2016
Patent Number: 9247583
Techniques are disclosed for controlling, in a network device, multiple radio circuits operating in a same or similar frequency band and in close physical proximity. In some embodiments, the radio circuits operate on the same network protocol. The network device can include a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits. According to some embodiments, the network circuits are each assigned a priority, and the coexistence controller can control operations between the network…

Method and apparatus for implementing coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios and traffic management therein

Granted: January 19, 2016
Patent Number: 9241370
Techniques are disclosed for controlling, in a network device, multiple radio circuits operating in a same or similar frequency band and in close physical proximity. In some embodiments, the radio circuits operate on the same network protocol. The network device can include a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits. According to some embodiments, the network circuits are each assigned a priority, and the coexistence controller can control operations among the network…

Wireless sensor base station with coexistence of multiple homogeneous radios

Granted: January 5, 2016
Patent Number: 9232566
Techniques are disclosed for reducing interference, in a network device, among multiple radio circuits operating in a same or similar frequency band and in close physical proximity. In some embodiments, a network device includes a first and a second wireless network circuit. The network circuits operate in a same radio frequency band and are collocated. The second network circuit is assigned a higher priority than the first network circuit. The device further includes a coexistence…

Method and apparatus for economizing power consumption in wireless products

Granted: December 29, 2015
Patent Number: 9226242
Various of the disclosed embodiments concern efficiency improvements in wireless products. For example, some embodiments specify profiles for regional and custom-specified operational constraints. The profiles may be retrieved from across a network or stored locally upon the device. The profiles may specify various configuration adjustments that optimize the system's performance. For example, when possible, some embodiments may allow the system to operate at a lower power level and to…

System and method for bridging to a LTE wireless communication network

Granted: December 22, 2015
Patent Number: 9220128
A system and method for bridging user devices communicating according to a 3rd Generation (3G) communication protocol to a LTE wireless communication network, thereby enabling user devices that do not have sufficient signal strength for directly coupling to the LTE wireless communication network to nevertheless access such wireless communication systems and methods via a bridging system.