Ubiquiti Networks Patent Grants

Multiple panel reflector dish antenna

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: D800100

Cloud device identification and authentication

Granted: October 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9787680
Methods and apparatuses for authentication and/or provisioning of wireless network devices, and in particular, methods and apparatuses for authentication and/or provisioning of wireless network devices that are communicating with and may be monitored and/or controlled by a remote (e.g., cloud) server.

Synchronized multiple-radio antenna systems and methods

Granted: September 12, 2017
Patent Number: 9761954
Multi-radio antenna apparatuses and stations for wireless networks including multiple radios coupled to a single transmit/receive antenna, in which the antenna is highly synchronized by an external (e.g., GPS) signal. These multi-radio antenna systems may provide highly resilient links. Synchronization may allow these apparatuses to organically scale the transmission throughput while preventing data loss. The single transmit/receive antenna may have a single dish or a compound (e.g., a…

Radio system for long-range high speed wireless communication

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9733797
One embodiment of the present invention provides a radio assembly. The radio assembly includes an antenna housing unit that houses a pair of reflectors which are situated on a front side of the antenna housing unit, a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes at least a transmitter and a receiver, and a backside cover. The PCB is situated within a cavity at a backside of the antenna housing unit and the backside cover covers the cavity, thereby enclosing the PCB within the antenna…

Cloud-based video monitoring

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734681
One embodiment of the present invention provides a cloud-based video monitoring system comprising a camera and a network video recorder (NVR). During operation, the camera stores in a buffer last predetermined temporal segment of a video. The camera also stores a first video file in a local storage corresponding to an event detected by the camera. This first video file is non-overlapping with a second video file corresponding to the event and this second video file is stored in the NVR.…

Micro camera and multi-purpose mounting base

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9729791
A power connector facilitates mounting and repositioning an electronic device via a magnetic field. The power connector can include a receptacle surface comprising a curved surface operable to mate with a curved contact surface of an electronic device, and a device-coupling mechanism operable to hold the curved contact surface of the electronic device pressed against the curved surface of the power connector device, while an angle of the electronic device changes with respect to the…

Distributed seamless roaming in wireless networks

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9730117
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for configuring an access point in a wireless network. During operation, the access point discovers one or more existing access points associated with the wireless network. The access point then obtains a set of configuration information from one existing access point, and synchronizes a local timestamp counter to a selected existing access point, thereby allowing the access point to be configured without using a centralized…

Multi-panel antenna system

Granted: July 4, 2017
Patent Number: 9698491
A multi-panel antenna system may be disassembled and packaged into a container with substantially smaller dimensions than the assembled antenna system. The antenna system may include two or more reflector panels, such that a respective reflector panel can include a curved surface that may form a portion of a parabolic reflector, and can include an inter-panel fastener operable to align a side surface of the respective reflector panel with a side surface of another reflector panel. The…

Compact and integrated key controller apparatus for monitoring networks

Granted: June 13, 2017
Patent Number: 9680704
Compact and integrated local key controller apparatuses for remotely managing a network of wireless devices that are connected to a computer network switch. These apparatuses (including devices and systems) and methods of using them may provide secure and fully integrated, stand-alone wireless network controllers that may be accessed remotely without compromising the integrity of the network's firewall.

Antenna system and method

Granted: May 2, 2017
Patent Number: 9640862
A conical radiator coupled to an antenna patch disposed along a first end of the radiator, said patch disposed on an insulator. A ground plane is connected to the insulator and a radiomen is disposed opposite a second end of the radiator. The radiomen has a first region presenting a convex surface towards the radiator, and a second region presenting a concave surface towards the radiator. The first end of the conical radiator is the apex of the cone. A ground plane is included and a…

Antenna isolation shrouds and reflectors

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634373
Shroud isolation, including choke shroud isolation, apparatuses for wireless antennas for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint transmission/communication of high bandwidth signals, and integrated reflectors including a shroud or choke shroud. A choke shroud systems may include a cylindrical body with an isolation choke boundary at the distal opening to attenuate electromagnetic signals to, from, or within the antenna. The isolation choke boundary region may have ridges that may be tuned…

Mountable wireless speaker with access point

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: D781818

Operation of radio devices for long-range high-speed wireless communication

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9543635
Methods and apparatuses for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint transmission/communication of high bandwidth signals. High bandwidth signals may be efficiently transmitted by a radio device having a pair of reflectors separated by an isolation choke boundary. The two reflectors may be connected or formed of a single housing, and may be mounted to a wall, pole, etc. using a quick-connect. The devices may be configured to operate in any appropriate band (e.g., a 5GHz band, a 24 GHz band,…

Adjustable-tilt housing with flattened dome shape, array antenna, and bracket mount

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9531067
Radio devices for wireless transmission including an integrated adjustable mount allowing mounting to a pole or stand and adjustment of the angle of the device (e.g., the altitude). The device may include a compact array antenna having a high gain configured to operate in, for example, the 5.15 to 5.85 GHz band and/or the 2.40-2.48 GHz band. The antenna emitters may be arranged in a separate plane from a plane containing the antenna feed connecting the emitting elements and also from a…

Wireless gateway adapter for a power-over-ethernet port

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9531550
A PoE-enabled wireless device facilitates providing wireless access to a local area network (LAN) by receiving power from an Ethernet cable. The device includes a first Ethernet port that can receive a power signal. The device also includes a second Ethernet port that facilitates coupling the apparatus to the LAN, and includes a wireless module to provide a wireless network connection to the LAN. Specifically, the wireless module receives power from the power signal of the first Ethernet…

Method and apparatus for distributed control of an interfacing-device network

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9531618
A local controller maintains a local database which stores information associated with a set of interfacing devices of a local-area network. The local database can include a database mirror for a remote database, of a remote controller, that stores information for a set of provisioned interfacing devices. When a remote controller hosting the remote database is offline, the local controller can maintain primary control of interfacing devices within the local area network. However, when…

Radio system for long-range high-speed wireless communication

Granted: November 15, 2016
Patent Number: 9496620
Devices and systems, and methods of using them, for point-to-point transmission/communication of high bandwidth signals. Radio devices and systems may include a pair of reflectors (e.g., parabolic reflectors) that are adjacent to each other and configured so that one of the reflectors is dedicated for sending/transmitting information, and the adjacent reflector is dedicated for receiving information. Both reflectors may be in a fixed configuration relative to each other so that they are…

Dual receiver/transmitter radio devices with choke

Granted: November 8, 2016
Patent Number: 9490533
Wireless radio apparatuses for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint transmission/communication of high bandwidth signals having dual receivers and transmitters. Radio devices and systems may include a pair of reflectors separated by an isolation choke boundary. The device may be configured to operate in any appropriate band (e.g., a 5 GHz band, a 24 GHz band, etc.) and may simultaneously transmit and receive with minimal crosstalk. The isolation choke boundary may have ridges that…

Method and apparatus for configuring and controlling interfacing devices

Granted: August 23, 2016
Patent Number: 9425978
A device-controlling system configures, monitors, and controls one or more interfacing devices, such that an interfacing device can obtain and disseminate sensor data from one or more attached physical devices that include sensors for measuring physical attributes. During operation, the system can configure an interfacing device by establishing a network connection with an interfacing device, and determining one or more rules for the interfacing device. A rule can indicate an action…

Agile duplexing wireless radio devices

Granted: July 19, 2016
Patent Number: 9397820
Radio devices having separate transmission and reception reflectors for transmitting and receiving wireless signals that detect interference in a transmission channel and may be automatically or manually switch duplexing schemes when reflections, radar or other interference is detected. These devices typically include both a transmission antenna reflector and a receiving transmitter reflector, which may be connected or formed of a single housing, that are operatively coupled to radio…