Ubiquiti Networks Patent Grants

Synchronized multiple-radio antenna systems and methods

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10381739
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…

Wireless radio device alignment tools and methods

Granted: July 30, 2019
Patent Number: 10367592
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 being aligned.

Method and apparatus for controlling power to an electrical load based on sensor data

Granted: June 18, 2019
Patent Number: 10326678
A load-controlling interfacing device obtains and processes event data, for example, from a touch-screen user interface and/or other devices, and that processes rules based on the event data to control an electrical load, such as a light fixture. During operation, when the interfacing device obtains event data, the interfacing device selects a rule to process based on the event data from the touch-screen user interface. If the interfacing device determines that the rule's condition is…

Radio system for long-range high-speed wireless communication

Granted: June 4, 2019
Patent Number: 10312598
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…

Antenna feed system

Granted: June 4, 2019
Patent Number: 10312599
An improved microwave system. Certain embodiments include a radio transceiver, an antenna, an antenna feed mechanism, and the necessary RF cabling to connect these elements. In the present invention, an antenna feed system is described. The antenna feed system may comprise the radio transceiver, which is integrated with the antenna feed mechanism and the antenna conductors. In the exemplary embodiment, the antenna feed assembly further comprises connectivity for a digital signal…

Antenna system and method

Granted: June 4, 2019
Patent Number: 10312602
A device comprising a plurality of metallic conical radiators, said conical radiators substantially hollow having a vertex end and a base end, a first cylindrical portion disposed annularly about the base end of the conical portion, a metallic second cylindrical portion coupled to the vertex of the conical portion, said cylindrical portion having a threaded aperture, and an antenna feed coupled to the threaded aperture. The device may have patches disposed on a substrate as a one or…

Antenna feed system

Granted: May 21, 2019
Patent Number: 10297922
A microwave system comprises an antenna, antenna feed, a radio transceiver, and appropriate cabling among the aforementioned. Cost, performance and reliability improvements are achieved with further integration of these elements and with design improvements in the antenna feed. One improvement is the integration of the radio transceiver with the antenna feed. This improvement has many benefits including the to elimination of RF cables and connectors. Another improvement, is the…

Adaptive synchronous protocol for minimizing latency in TDD systems

Granted: May 21, 2019
Patent Number: 10298383
Systems and methods are presented that offer significant improvements in the performance of time division duplex (TDD) systems by utilizing an adaptive synchronous protocol. Conventional TDD systems are limited because data is transmitted during discreet and limited intervals of time, and because TDD transceivers may not simultaneously transmit and receive for reasons of insufficiently separated frequencies and limited receiver selectivity. Typically, TDD systems have significant latency…

Home wireless network base unit

Granted: May 14, 2019
Patent Number: D848406

Radio apparatuses for long-range communication of radio-frequency information

Granted: May 7, 2019
Patent Number: 10284268
Radio apparatuses and methods for MIMO matrix phasing that may be used to toggle and/or weight the amount of MIMO processing based on the detected level of isolation between different polarizations of the system. Also described herein are apparatuses including auto-range and/or auto-scaling of a signal strength indicator to aid in precise alignment of the apparatus. Any of these apparatuses and methods may also include dynamic power boosting that adjusts the power (e.g., power amplifier)…

Antenna assembly for long-range high-speed wireless communications

Granted: March 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10243275
Various embodiments of antenna assemblies are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the antenna assembly includes a reflector comprising a center opening, a feed-antenna subassembly situated in front of the reflector, a rear housing situated behind the reflector, and a pole-mounting bracket comprising a base plate situated between the reflector and the rear housing. The feed-antenna subassembly comprises a feed tube that houses at least one of: a transmitter circuit and a receiver…

Wireless network communication system and method

Granted: March 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10244554
A communication system comprising one or more wireless stations programmed to await for an authorizing signal to initiate wireless communications with a network controller or access point. The network controller maintains identification information in different queues, and polls stations from those queues. The wireless station identification information may be moved between the different queues in response to wireless station activity. Between polling, each mobile station aggregates data…

Microwave system

Granted: February 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10218081
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 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…