Netgear Patent Grants

Spectrum allocation system and method for multi-band wireless RF data communications

Granted: January 8, 2019
Patent Number: 10177890
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…

Dual band LTE small cell

Granted: November 13, 2018
Patent Number: 10129759
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.

Wireless router or residential gateway capable of distinguishing power-sensitive wireless sensors and providing separate treatment thereto

Granted: October 16, 2018
Patent Number: 10104660
Techniques are disclosed for a wireless router or residential gateway to distinguish power-sensitive wireless sensors and provide separate treatments thereto for low power consumption connections. In some embodiments, a network device includes a wireless network circuit, and control circuitry coupled to the network circuit and configured to, upon receipt of a request of connection from a client, identify whether the client is power-sensitive. The network device can further cause, if the…

System and method for stacking receiver channels for increased system through-put in an RF data transmission system

Granted: September 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10070423
A wireless RF data transmission system has at least one base station transmitting control information on a control channel and high speed data on at least one data channel. At least one subscriber station receives the control information and data channels, adjusting a modulation and/or coding of reception of the data in response to the control information. Preferably, the control information is transmitted using a more robust modulation, such as QPSK, than used to transmit the data,…

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

Granted: August 21, 2018
Patent Number: 10057248
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…

System and method for bridging to a LTE wireless communication network

Granted: August 21, 2018
Patent Number: 10057941
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.

RF front end power control for low power RF devices

Granted: August 14, 2018
Patent Number: 10051172
The invention is directed to a radio unit contained within a housing of a wireless communication device or system, the radio unit including: a signal processing unit for performing one or more wireless protocol processing functions; a radio-frequency (RF) front end unit coupled to the signal processing unit; and a power unit coupled to the RF front end unit, wherein the power unit completely powers down the RF front end unit when the signal processing unit is in a sleep mode, and powers…

Systems and methods for managing media content based on segment-based assignment of content ratings

Granted: August 7, 2018
Patent Number: 10045080
Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to media content, such as content contained within audio works (e.g., songs, audio-books, etc.), audiovisual works (e.g., movies, films, etc.), and textual works, as examples, as well as managing playback of such content, and more specifically to assigning independent content ratings to various segments of an individual work (as opposed to or in addition to a content rating for the individual work as a whole) and managing playback of…

Electronic device mount

Granted: July 31, 2018
Patent Number: 10038829
A directionally adjustable mounting device is disclosed for use with a small electronic device such as a wireless camera. Also disclosed is a method of using the mounting device. The mounting device has a mounting rod extending from a rotatable bearing. The hearing is biased into frictional contact with a socket by a spring to inhibit movement of the camera relative to the mount housing. The mount is configured to receive an opposing force on the bearing to overcome the spring force and…

Electronic device mount

Granted: July 24, 2018
Patent Number: D823840

Wireless access device

Granted: July 24, 2018
Patent Number: D823844

IEEE 802.11 communication utilizing carrier specific interference mitigation

Granted: July 24, 2018
Patent Number: 10034289
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…

IEEE 802.11 communication utilizing carrier specific interference mitigation

Granted: July 17, 2018
Patent Number: 10027459
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…

Baby monitor camera

Granted: July 10, 2018
Patent Number: D822742

Baby monitor camera

Granted: July 10, 2018
Patent Number: D822743

Baby monitor camera

Granted: July 10, 2018
Patent Number: D822744

Systems and methods for wireless link balancing in wireless networks

Granted: July 10, 2018
Patent Number: 10021655
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…

Internet router

Granted: June 26, 2018
Patent Number: D821375

Sensor gateway

Granted: June 12, 2018
Patent Number: 9998501
A sensor gateway manages wireless communications to sensors and the exchange of data between the sensors and a connection to the Internet. A sensor gateway processor runs the network and wireless stack, automatically picks the same channel as the home access point (AP), and runs sensor software to provide the sensors with low power, wireless support and deep sleep support. The sensor gateway selects same channel as the home AP by following the strongest beacon or by following the home AP…

Intruder detection using a wireless service mesh network

Granted: June 5, 2018
Patent Number: 9990822
The disclosed teachings relate to intruder detection. Some of the subject matter described herein includes a computer-implemented method for detecting physical movement using a wireless mesh network that provides wireless data communication, the wireless mesh network having a plurality of mesh points, each mesh point having a wireless coverage, the method including compiling a database of known devices based on monitoring unique identifiers of known devices that have previously conducted…