Netgear Patent Grants

Multi-band network node having selectable backhaul/fronthaul configurations

Granted: June 4, 2024
Patent Number: 12004265
A multi-band network node has selectable backhaul/fronthaul configurations. Network nodes provide multi-band operation to take advantage of higher Internet speeds and to support lower latency (>2 Gbps, <4 ms latency) applications. A greater Wi-Fi device count (capacity) is supported by implementing communication over additional bands. Increased bandwidth is made available between connected nodes by selectively combining backhaul throughputs. Hardware quality-of-service (QoS) is…

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

Granted: June 4, 2024
Patent Number: 12003498
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…

Secure transfer of registered network access devices

Granted: January 30, 2024
Patent Number: 11886594
The disclosed method is performed by a cloud system for changing a registration of a network access device. The method includes initiating a change of a registration of a network access device. The registration is stored at a cloud system and indicates ownership of the network access device by a first user. The method further includes receiving an authorization from the first user to dissociate the ownership of the network access device by the first user, and receiving an indication of a…

Dual band LTE small cell

Granted: May 16, 2023
Patent Number: 11653219
A dual band LTE small cell base station communicates on both licensed bands and unlicensed bands. The small cell base station modifies the communication protocol utilized by the licensed band to enable communication over an unlicensed band. This modification involves replacing the physical (PHY) layer of the licensed band communication protocol with the PHY layer of a to-be-used protocol in an unlicensed band.

Dual band LTE small cell

Granted: April 11, 2023
Patent Number: 11627471
A dual band LTE small cell base station communicates on both licensed bands and unlicensed bands. The small cell base station modifies the communication protocol utilized by the licensed band to enable communication over an unlicensed band. This modification involves replacing the physical (PHY) layer of the licensed band communication protocol with the PHY layer of a to-be-used protocol in an unlicensed band.

Client wireless device that merges functions of upper and lower MAC layers to support WLAN modules operating simultaneously in different wireless bands

Granted: April 4, 2023
Patent Number: 11621731
A simultaneous client wireless device includes wireless modules configured to perform communication functions of a PHY (physical) layer for wireless radios operable in different bands. The simultaneous client wireless device also includes a communication module configured as an intermediate layer between the PHY layer of the wireless modules and a network layer. The communication module is configured to use an application programming interface to retrieve information from the PHY layer…

Client wireless device that merges functions of upper and lower MAC layers to support WLAN modules operating simultaneously in different wireless bands

Granted: April 4, 2023
Patent Number: 11621731
A simultaneous client wireless device includes wireless modules configured to perform communication functions of a PHY (physical) layer for wireless radios operable in different bands. The simultaneous client wireless device also includes a communication module configured as an intermediate layer between the PHY layer of the wireless modules and a network layer. The communication module is configured to use an application programming interface to retrieve information from the PHY layer…

Mesh-based home security system

Granted: February 7, 2023
Patent Number: 11576127
A network management system manages the operation of a home security system in a communication network, such as a mesh network. The home security system can include multiple components such as a camera, a lighting device, a security alarm, a doorbell switch and doorbell chime, and a fingerprint sensor, which connect with the communication network to perform various operations. The network management system monitors environmental parameters of the communication network, such as parameters…

Battery efficient wireless network connection and registration for a low-power device

Granted: January 17, 2023
Patent Number: 11558626
A client device is configured to communicate with an access point over a wireless network, exchanging data with the access point over a selected communication channel. The client device stores an identifier of the selected communication channel. After the wireless connection to the access point has ended, the client device initiates a process to reconnect to the access point over the selected communication channel using the stored identifier.

Dual band LTE small cell

Granted: December 20, 2022
Patent Number: 11533632
A dual band LTE small cell base station communicates on both licensed bands and unlicensed bands. The small cell base station modifies the communication protocol utilized by the licensed band to enable communication over an unlicensed band. This modification involves replacing the physical (PHY) layer of the licensed band communication protocol with the PHY layer of a to-be-used protocol in an unlicensed band.

System and method for interfacing with a display device

Granted: November 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11494055
The present method and system provides for interacting with a display device including accessing an external content database having images stored therein, and storing a plurality of the images to a local memory device associated with the display device. The method and system includes displaying a user interface screen on the output display of the display device and detecting, via at least one of a plurality environmental sensors, a user gesture external to the display device, the user…

Machine learning coordinated wireless networking

Granted: April 19, 2022
Patent Number: 11310636
The disclosed methods and systems use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to model the usage and interference on each channel. For example, units of the system can measure channel interference regularly over the time of day on all radios. The interference information is communicated to the base unit or a cloud server for pattern analysis. Interference measurements include interference from units within the system as well as interference from nearby…

Adaptive encoding in security camera applications

Granted: March 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11272189
The disclosure is related to adaptive encoding of video streams from a camera. A camera system includes a camera and a base station connected to each other in a first communication network, which can be a wireless network. When a user requests to view a video from the camera, the base station obtains an encoded video stream from the camera and transmits the encoded video stream to a user device. The base station monitors multiple environmental parameters, such as network parameters,…

Controlling channel usage in a wireless network

Granted: February 8, 2022
Patent Number: 11246016
Methods, apparatuses, and embodiments related to a technique for controlling channel usage in a wireless network in a multi-band wireless networking system. In a wireless network with multiple wireless networking devices and one or more client devices, communications between the wireless networking devices occurs via a backhaul channel, and communication between the client(s) and the wireless networking devices occurs via a fronthaul channel. Based on interference characteristics of the…

Secure communication in network access points

Granted: January 18, 2022
Patent Number: 11229023
Disclosed is an access point (AP) for a network that includes security features for interacting with devices on the network. The other devices on the network may be other APs, client devices, or a backend configuration server. The access point includes a private key that is used to verify signals to and from (the private key may be different for different functions). In the case of other APs, the private key is used to verify control signals sent between the APs to identify and prevent a…

Antenna enhancing holding structure for an internet-of-things (IoT) device

Granted: January 18, 2022
Patent Number: 11228114
The disclosed embodiments include a monitoring system. The monitoring system includes a wireless device and a holding structure. The wireless device includes communications circuitry that enables wireless communications of data obtained locally by the wireless device, and an antenna coupled to the communications circuitry and configured to radiate signals including information indicative of the obtained data. The holding structure includes an engagement member configured to detachably…

Beacon protection in a wireless network

Granted: January 11, 2022
Patent Number: 11223997
A wireless station implements a technique to reduce the occurrence of collisions between messages in a wireless network by dynamically modify a message interval during a communication session, based on received information indicative of beacon timing. The technique can be implemented by an access point on a wireless local area network to reduce collisions of beacon transmissions. The received information can include information indicative of beacon timing of other wireless stations,…

IEEE 802.11 communication utilizing carrier specific interference mitigation

Granted: January 4, 2022
Patent Number: 11219024
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…

Speaker integrated electronic device with speaker driven passive cooling

Granted: January 4, 2022
Patent Number: 11218809
A passive cooling device is disclosed for use with a speaker integrated electronic device. Also disclosed is a method of using the device for generating passive cooling and increasing the sound output by the speaker integrated electronic device when outputting low frequency sound. The electronic device has an internal housing in which the speaker is located with a diaphragm extending through a void in the housing wall. The internal housing also has an air flow channel in fluid…

Band steering for a low power device

Granted: December 21, 2021
Patent Number: 11206412
An access point is configured to communicate with a wireless client device over a plurality of wireless communication channels. The wireless client device has an active operation state and a standby operation state. The access point detects a property of each of a first wireless communication channel and a second wireless communication channel, and applies a policy to the detected properties to select one of the first wireless communication channel and the second wireless communication…