Ubiquiti Networks Patent Grants

Wireless radio system optimization by persistent spectrum analysis

Granted: February 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10205471
Apparatuses and methods for simultaneously operating as a wireless radio and monitoring the local frequency spectrum. For example, described herein are wireless radio devices that use a secondary receiver to monitor frequencies within the operating band and prevent or avoid interferers, including in particular half-IF interferers. The systems, devices, and methods described herein may adjust the intermediate frequency in a superheterodyne receiver to select an intermediate frequency that…

Methods and tools for persistent spectrum analysis of an operating radio frequency band

Granted: January 29, 2019
Patent Number: 10194328
Generation and use of geographic databases of frequency spectral information within an operating frequency band. Described herein are methods of making databases of geospectral information and using these databases to optimize performance of wireless networks. For example, a network of wireless radio devices that monitor the frequency spectrum of the operating frequency band may provide this geographically marked information to a central database to create a database of geospectral…

Methods and apparatuses for graphically indicating station efficiency and pseudo-dynamic error vector magnitude information for a network of wireless stations

Granted: January 15, 2019
Patent Number: 10182438
Methods and apparatuses providing a visual metric of the efficiency of a network of devices communicating through a wireless access point (AP). These apparatuses and methods may also determine and display pseudo-dynamic error vector magnitude (EVM) information for a network of wireless stations, including displaying a pseudo-dynamic constellation diagrams using EVM information. These methods and apparatuses may transmit a plurality of sounding packets from each of one or more radio…

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

Granted: January 1, 2019
Patent Number: 10170828
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…

Multi-sector antennas

Granted: December 25, 2018
Patent Number: 10164332
Multi-directional antenna assemblies including a plurality of individual antenna sections arranged in-line with a long axis, forming a linear assembly. An antenna assembly may include a radome over the linear assembly. A linear assembly may include three or more antenna sections, each with a trough-like reflector formed by two parallel walls, and may have corrugations at the outer edges to reduce noise. An array of radiators may be positioned at the base of each antenna section. The…

Distributed seamless roaming in wireless networks

Granted: December 25, 2018
Patent Number: 10165477
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…

Methods and apparatuses for graphically indicating station efficiency and pseudo-dynamic error vector magnitude information for a network of wireless stations

Granted: November 27, 2018
Patent Number: 10142989
Methods and apparatuses providing a visual metric of the efficiency of a network of devices communicating through a wireless access point (AP). These apparatuses and methods may also determine and display pseudo-dynamic error vector magnitude (EVM) information for a network of wireless stations, including displaying a pseudo-dynamic constellation diagrams using EVM information. These methods and apparatuses may transmit a plurality of sounding packets from each of one or more radio…

Compact public address access point apparatuses

Granted: November 20, 2018
Patent Number: 10136233
Apparatuses that operate as both a public address speaker and a wireless access point (AP) for mounting to a ceiling or wall. The compact public address access points described herein may include an AP housing, enclosing a radio (e.g., a 3×3 MIMO radio) and antenna, that is coupled to a speaker assembly including a speaker, a conical acoustic reflector positioned between a front of the speaker and the housing of the AP, and an annular region comprising a concave inner wall facing the…

Video camera

Granted: September 25, 2018
Patent Number: D829262

Synchronized multiple-radio antenna systems and methods

Granted: September 25, 2018
Patent Number: 10084238
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…

Adjacent channel optimized receiver

Granted: September 18, 2018
Patent Number: 10080254
The present invention offers significant improvements in the performance of a radio receiver operating in an environment with high desired band interference. The present invention comprises a high selectivity RF circuit that is located between the antenna and the radio receiver, and utilizes superheterodyne technology to filter adjacent channel interference in the desired band frequency spectrum. This type of interference is problematic for IEEE 802.11 radio receivers that are…

Wireless radio device alignment tools and methods

Granted: September 4, 2018
Patent Number: 10069580
Wireless radio device alignment tools and methods. Described herein are methods for point-to-point alignment of wireless radio devices and alignment tools to assist in aligning wireless radio devices. These alignment tools may automatically or manually receive location information and may use a local compass function to determine a rough or initial alignment and additional tools to provide further (fine) alignment based on calculated and actual signal strength between the two devices…

Resource allocation in a wireless communication system

Granted: August 21, 2018
Patent Number: 10057021
Embodiments of methods and apparatuses for resource allocation in a wireless communication system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of wireless communication comprises obtaining data to be transmitted over a plurality of sub-channels in a wireless communication environment, determining channel conditions associated with the plurality of sub-channels, scheduling the data to be transmitted according to the channel conditions associated with the plurality of sub-channels to form…

Microwave system

Granted: July 17, 2018
Patent Number: 10027034
A microwave system comprising a center fed parabolic reflector; a radio transceiver, said transceiver disposed on a circuit board and coupled to a radiator, said radiator disposed on the circuit board and extending orthogonally from a surface of the circuit board. Embodiments also include directors on the circuit board and a sub-reflector comprising a thin plate disposed on a weather proof cover and said sub-reflector having a substantially concave surface with a focus directed towards…

Wireless network extender

Granted: June 26, 2018
Patent Number: D821373

Method and system for improving wireless link efficiency

Granted: May 29, 2018
Patent Number: 9985749
A transmission system can improve transmission efficiency of a wireless link using multi-TID aggregate frames. The system can receive a block acknowledgement from a destination device, in response to sending a first multi-TID aggregate frame to the destination device via a wireless link. The system can compute a packet error rate for a respective TID based at least on the block acknowledgement. If the system determines that the packet error rate for the respective TID is greater than a…

Compact networking device for remote stations

Granted: May 22, 2018
Patent Number: 9980017
A tower-mounted networking device facilitates deploying a remote station without having to build a custom station aside a radio tower. The networking device's chassis comprises a mounting bracket, which includes a curved contour for mounting the networking device on the radio tower. Also, the chassis can be resistant to weather intrusion, by not including a vent, to allow the networking device to be installed outdoors. The networking device can include a first power port coupled to an…

Radio system for long-range high-speed wireless communication

Granted: May 15, 2018
Patent Number: 9972912
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…

Shrouded microwave antenna reflector

Granted: May 1, 2018
Patent Number: D816645

Compact radio frequency antenna apparatuses

Granted: April 10, 2018
Patent Number: 9941570
Antenna assemblies are described herein. In particular, described herein are multi-focal-point antenna devices and compact radio frequency (RF) antenna devices. Any of these assemblies may include a primary feed that includes a single patterned emitting surface from which multiple different beams of RF signals are emitted corresponding to different antenna input feeds each communicating with the patterned antenna emitting surface. The antenna assembly is therefore capable of emitting…