US Pat. No. 9,794,982

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BRIDGING TO A LTE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A bridge system for enabling one or more prior generation user devices to dynamically couple with a LTE-based wireless
communication network, the system comprising:
an internal module within a building for communicatively coupling:
via a first interface, with an external module external to the building that communicatively couples with the LTE-based wireless
communication network, and

via a second interface, with the one or more prior generation user devices;
where a communication coupling between the external module and the internal module enables communication between the one or
more prior generation user devices and the LTE-based wireless communication network;

where the internal module, based on a signal quality of the LTE-based wireless communication network at a point internal to
the building, dynamically selects between using:

the internal module and the external module, or
only the internal module,
for enabling communication between the one or more prior generation user devices and the LTE-based wireless communication
network;

where the second interface enables communication between the internal module and the one or more prior generation user devices
using a different protocol; and

where a LTE-based wireless communication is converted to the different protocol and communicated to the one or more prior
generation user devices.

US Pat. No. 9,603,153

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A wireless host device for connecting a wireless client device to a wired network, the wireless host device including an
electronic processor communicating with a wireless transceiver and executing a program stored in a non-transient medium on
the electronic processor to:
(a) scan a range of wireless networking frequencies divided according to channels for the presence of neighboring wireless
host devices, wherein neighboring wireless host devices communicate via respective channels;

(b) evaluate a signal strength from each neighboring wireless host device scanned in a respective channel to the wireless
host device;

(c) evaluate a noise level for each of the channels independent of the presence of neighboring wireless host devices;
(d) determine a channel of operation for the wireless host device to communicate with the wireless client device, wherein
the determined channel of operation is determined by considering the noise level on each channel, the signal strength of each
neighboring wireless host device scanned, and the number of neighboring wireless host devices communicating via each respective
channel;

(e) transmit data using the determined channel of operation, and
(f) display a graph of the neighboring wireless host devices as icons in bands corresponding to the respective channels, wherein:
(i) the signal strengths from neighboring wireless host devices are processed to display the icons with corresponding distances
on the graph in respective channels so that neighboring wireless host devices having stronger signals are displayed as icons
closer to a common point representing the wireless host device, and neighboring wireless host devices having weaker signals
are displayed as icons further from the common point representing the wireless host device,

(ii) the noise levels for each of the channels are processed to display continuums of greater noise to lesser noise with distance
on the graph in respective channels.

US Pat. No. 9,402,199

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS LOAD BALANCING AND CHANNEL SELECTION FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE USING WLAN MODULES OPERATING SIMULTANEOUSLY IN DIFFERENT WIRELESS BANDS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method performed by a first wireless device comprising:
determining multiband communication capabilities of a second wireless device, wherein the capabilities includes wireless channels
and bands supported by the second wireless device;

upon determining that the second wireless device is capable of multiband communication, determining the plurality of wireless
channels and bands for communicating based on at least wireless channels and bands supported by the first wireless device
and the second wireless device;

sending information to the second device regarding the plurality of wireless channels and bands to be used for communicating;
and

communicating with the second wireless device simultaneously over the plurality of wireless channels and bands using a local
area network protocol;

wherein determining the plurality of wireless channels and bands for communicating is further based on specific requirements
for traffic to be communicated, and further wherein the specific requirements include ensuring a number of retries for retransmitting
unacknowledged packets is less than a specific number, and further wherein communicating with the second wireless device comprises
channel coding across selected wireless channels.

US Pat. No. 9,860,855

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS LINK BALANCING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a radio configured to transmit radio frequency (RF) signals to a wireless device and to receive RF signals from the wireless
device;

a receive gain control configured controllable to adjust a receive radius to receive RF signals from the wireless device,
or a module controllable to adjust a threshold for receiving or processing RF signals, based on whether the wireless device
is within the receive radius of the radio; and

a processor configured to perform operations comprising:
upon receiving a packet, identifying a transmitter of the packet; and
upon determining that the transmitter is known, adjusting the threshold for receiving or processing RF signals based on parameters
specific to the identified transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,277,591

CHANNEL STEERING FOR IMPLEMENTING COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:
a plurality of wireless network circuits, each of the network circuits operating in a same radio frequency band; and
a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits and configured to:
upon one or more client devices requesting for association, distribute the client devices to the network circuits based on
a plurality of operating criteria,

wherein the network circuits are collocated on the network device.

US Pat. No. 9,146,730

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY UPDATING CABLE MODEM SOFTWARE

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A telecommunication network device for implementing the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) standard
during a transition from a coaxial cable network to a fiber-optic network, the network comprising:
a memory including installed firmware for implementing a telecommunication gateway function in accordance with the DOCSIS
telecommunication standard; and

a processor configured to first update the installed firmware by downloading the update from a first, trivial file transfer
protocol (TFTP) server over a coaxial cable network, wherein the update download is managed by a provisioning server through
a cable modem termination system connecting the network device to the coaxial cable network,

wherein the processor is further configured to second update the installed firmware by downloading the update from a second
TFTP server over a fiber-optic network, wherein the update download is managed by a remote server through an optical network
unit connecting the network device to the fiber optic network,

wherein the processor is configured to update the installed firmware by downloading the update from the second TFTP server
based on a transition from the coaxial cable network to the fiber-optic network.

US Pat. No. 9,560,792

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HEAT SINK ASSEMBLY

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A heat sink assembly comprising:
a retaining pin assembly having a pin and a lock cap; and
a heat sink including
a base; and
a plurality of heat dissipating elements extending at least generally vertically upwardly from the base;
wherein one of the heat dissipating elements includes a retainer located beneath an upper end thereof for selective engagement
with the lock cap of the retaining pin assembly upon movement of the lock cap relative to the at least one heat dissipating
element, the retainer being horizontally offset relative to an overlying portion of the at least one heat dissipating element
and configured to be selectively engaged by the lock cap of the retaining pin assembly; and

wherein the base includes an opening configured to allow a portion of the retaining pin assembly to pass there through for
connection to an underlying support.

US Pat. No. 9,094,898

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCANNING MULTI-MODE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENTS

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method of scanning a plurality of communication channels and identifying one or more communication
channels having a desired attribute embodied in a non-transitory computer readable medium, the method comprising:
a) performing a first scan of a first set of at least one of the plurality of communication channels using a first scan mode
at a computer system, the first scan mode determining an indication of whether each of the first set of communication channels
is associated with a network operating in a first communication mode;

b) assigning one or more attributes to at least one of the plurality of communication channels depending on the first scan,
the one or more attributes selected from a set of potential attributes including the desired attribute, at least one of the
one or more attributes indicating that a communication channel of the plurality of communication channels is usable for communication
in a second communication mode different from the first communication mode, wherein the first communication mode and the second
communication mode correspond to different, incompatible wireless communication standards;

c) determining, based on the assigned attributes, whether to perform a second scan of at least one of the plurality of communication
channels using a second scan mode;

d) performing, if required, said second scan, the second scan configured based at least in part on the assigned attributes;
e) assigning one or more additional attributes to at least one of the plurality of communication channels depending on the
second scan, the one or more additional attributes selected from the set of potential attributes including the desired attribute;
and

f) identifying at least one of said one or more of the plurality of communication channels having the desired attribute if
one or more of the plurality of communication channels are assigned the desired attribute based on the first scan or the second
scan,

wherein determining whether to perform the second scan includes determining how many of the plurality of communication channels
are assigned the desired attribute based on the first scan, and

wherein the second scan is performed- only if none of the plurality of communication channels are assigned the desired attribute
based on the first scan.

US Pat. No. 9,052,878

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING STACKABLE HARD-DISK DRIVE CARRIER USING PULL-OUT DRAWERS

Netgear, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A device for housing a hard-disk drive (“HDD”), comprising:
an inner cage having a base plate, a front cover, two guide side plates, a first side panel, and a second side panel, the
front cover having a top latch and pivotally attached to the base plate, the first side panel hinged to a first side of the
base plate and the second side panel hinged to a second side of the base plate, wherein the first and second sides of the
base plate are situated at two opposite sides of the base plate, wherein the guide side plates are situated adjacent to the
first and the second side panels for controlling sliding distance of the inner cage, wherein the inner cage is configured
to house an HDD, wherein the first and second side panels include a plurality of fasteners for securing the HDD to the inner
cage, the fastener having two disks and an engaging pin, wherein the two disks are configured to couple to the first side
panel and the engaging pin provides shock protection to the HDD; and

an outer frame casing configured to receive the inner cage via its two opposite guiding walls, wherein the guiding walls are
configured to allow extending the inner cage to a predefined distance from the outer frame casing for accessing the HDD.

US Pat. No. 9,232,566

WIRELESS SENSOR BASE STATION WITH COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:
a first and a second wireless network circuit, each of the network circuits operating in a same radio frequency band, wherein
the second network circuit is assigned a higher priority than the first network circuit; and

a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits via a communication bus and configured to selectively suppress transmitting
operations of the first network circuit during receiving operations of the second network circuit, wherein the coexistence
controller is further configured to:

receive a power status from each of a plurality of wireless sensors;
assign a priority level to said each of the plurality of wireless sensors based on the received power status; and
prioritize communication among the plurality of wireless sensors, to which the second network circuit is configured to couple,
based on a comparison of the respective power supply status and the priority assigned of each wireless sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,241,370

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT THEREIN

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:
a plurality of wireless network circuits, the network circuits operating on a same network technology and in a same radio
frequency band, wherein each network circuit is assigned a priority; and

a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits and configured to:
determine a plurality of operating criteria for based on the priority assigned to each network circuit;
control operations among the network circuits by selectively adjusting one or more transmission operating parameters of a
respective network circuit based on a plurality of operating criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,468,025

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING DEVICE CONNECTIONS IN AN EXTENDED NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A gateway router configured to facilitate wireless connection management in an extended wireless network, comprising:
a network device input connected at least indirectly to an internal network and configured to communicate a plurality of data
packets to and from at least one computer system;

a network device output connected at least indirectly to an external network and configured to communicate the plurality of
data packets to and from at least one computer system; and

a computer processor configured to execute steps, including
receiving packets from a wireless device,
identifying the wireless device within a table of wireless devices connected to a wireless access device in an extended wireless
network,

generating wireless connection quality information for the wireless device specific to the wireless access device, the wireless
connection quality information including wireless connection quality information for at least one indirect communication path
having at least one network extender device to establish the communication path between the gateway router and the wireless
access device.

US Pat. No. 9,280,643

ESTABLISHING ACCESS TO A SECURE NETWORK BASED ON USER-CREATED CREDENTIAL INDICIA

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A system for generating code-based indicia comprising secured network access credentials, the system comprising:
a user interface, operating on a computer processor, whereby the computer processor receives, via the user interface, user
input specifying secured network access credentials for establishing a secured network connection;

a network connection application, operating on the computer processor with memory, whereby the network connection indicia
generation application causes the computer processor to at least one of create or modify the secured network access credentials
according to the user input, wherein the user input provides an answer to a security question;

an encryption application whereby the computer processor employs the answer to the security question as an encryption key
to encrypt at least part of the secured network access credentials;

an indicia generation application, operating on the computer processor, whereby the indicia generation application further
causes the computer processor to generate the code-based indicia comprising the at least part of the secured network access
credentials, wherein the code-based indicia is a two-dimensional matrix code; and

a router implementing the secured network connection,
wherein the computer processor causes the code-based indicia to be displayed by transmitting the code-based indicia to the
router, wherein the router has an active display whereby the code-based indicia is displayed.

US Pat. No. 9,190,729

HIGH EFFICIENCY ANTENNA

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. An antenna, comprising:
two conductive metal antenna elements, each element comprising one-half of a dipole antenna;
each antenna element being a mirror image of the other and formed on a rigid substrate in spaced relation to define a gap
there between that provides stable antenna impedance and reactance, a portion of each antenna element at said gap defining
a connection pad for connecting a coaxial cable thereto, each antenna element having a profile defining a curved, semi-circular
inner edge and an arc-shaped outer edge that define the connection pad of the antenna element at the gap;

wherein each antenna element extends from a narrow portion thereof to a point where the edges diverge and define a wide, curved
upper element portion, the outer edge of each antenna element further defining a semi-circular projection that bulges from
an upper portion of the outer antenna element edge.

US Pat. No. 9,591,633

DUAL BAND LTE SMALL CELL

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A wireless communication method, the method comprising:
identifying one or more channels in an unlicensed band and one or more channels in a licensed band available for communication
between a small cell base station and a user equipment;

measuring channel information for at least one of the one or more channels in the unlicensed band and the one or more channels
in the licensed band;

based on the measured channel information, transmitting, from the small cell base station to the user equipment, information
on the one or more channels in the unlicensed band and the one or more channels in the licensed band, wherein the transmitting
comprises:

transmitting data channel information to the user equipment on the one or more channels in the unlicensed band according to
LTE protocol;

transmitting control channel information to the user equipment on the one or more channels in the licensed band according
to LTE protocol;

re-measuring channel information for at least one of the one or more channels in the unlicensed band and the one or more channels
in the licensed band;

comparing the re-measured channel information for the one or more channels in the licensed band to a threshold; and
if the re-measured channel information for the one of the one or more channels in the licensed band exceeds the threshold,
transmitting control channel information and data channel information on the one or more channels in the licensed band.

US Pat. No. 9,433,007

IEEE 802.11 COMMUNICATION UTILIZING CARRIER SPECIFIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for wireless communication in a multi-band, multi-carrier wireless network, the method comprising:
searching across a plurality of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands to determine
interference levels in one or more of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands;

based on the determination of interference levels in the one or more IEEE 802.11 communication bands, identifying first carriers
in the one or more IEEE 802.11 communication bands for communication;

mitigating interference on a carrier-by-carrier basis for one or more of the identified first carriers in the one or more
IEEE 802.11 communication bands; and

transmitting wireless data on the one or more carriers in the one or more IEEE 802.11 communication bands for which interference
is mitigated.

US Pat. No. 9,141,957

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FILTERING ADVERTISING IN A NETWORKING DEVICE

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A gateway router configured to optimize advertising content displayed on an internal network, comprising:
a network appliance input connected through one of a wired network port and a wireless transceiver to an internal network
and configured to receive a plurality of data packets including a request for advertising content generated by a first application
executed by a first computing system communicating with the network appliance through the internal network, wherein the packets
are being transmitted to a second computing system on an external network, but are being routed through the network appliance;

a network appliance processing unit configured to identify routing information in a header of the data packets indicating
that the plurality of data packets are addressed to a computing system on the external network and, based on this determination,
to

route the plurality of data packets from the first computing system on the internal network to the second computing system
on the external network, and

execute instructions stored in a non-transient system memory of network appliance to implement,
a data packet analyzer configured to monitor the plurality of data packets to detect the request for advertising content and
an advertisement profile generator configured to generate a user profile and modify the request for advertising content based
on the user profile; and

a network appliance output connected through a wired network port and a wireless transceiver to the external network and configured
to transmit the plurality of data packets including the modified request for advertising content to a second application executed
by the second computing system configured to respond to the modified request for advertising content and communicating with
the network appliance through the external network,

wherein generating a user profile includes determining an activity type that can be associated with information in a payload
of the data packets, such that the activity type is based on activities of a user using the first application on the first
computing system, and identifying at least one keyword that can be associated with the activity type and including the keyword
in the advertising content profile and incrementing a weighting counter associated with the keyword.

US Pat. No. 9,860,937

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BRIDGING TO A LTE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A bridge system for enabling one or more prior generation user devices to dynamically couple with a LTE-based wireless
communication network, the system comprising:
an external module external to a building for communicatively coupling:
via a first interface, with an internal module within the building that communicatively couples with the one or more prior
generation user devices, and

via a second interface, with the LTE-based wireless communication network;
where a communication coupling between the external module and the internal module enables communication between the one or
more prior generation user devices and the LTE-based wireless communication network;

where the internal module, based on a signal quality of the LTE-based wireless communication network at a point internal to
the building, dynamically selects between using:

the internal module and the external module, or
only the internal module,
for enabling communication between the one or more prior generation user devices and the LTE-based wireless communication
network;

where an interface between the internal module and the one or more prior generation user devices enables communication between
the internal module and the one or more prior generation user devices using a different protocol; and

where a LTE-based wireless communication is converted to the different protocol and communicated to the one or more prior
generation user devices.

US Pat. No. 9,439,099

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY USING MULTIPLE WLAN MODULES OPERATING IN DIFFERENT WIRELESS BANDS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:
wirelessly communicating by an access point with a wireless device over a first wireless channel;
simultaneously wirelessly communicating by the client station with the wireless device over a second wireless channel, wherein
the first wireless channel is in a first wireless band, the second wireless channel is in a second wireless band, and wherein
the first wireless band is distinct from the second wireless band; and

performing link aggregation by the access point to determine a simultaneous use of the first wireless channel and second wireless
channel to target a quality of the communications between the access point and the wireless device, wherein the first wireless
channel is distinct from the second wireless channel and wherein the first wireless channel and the second wireless channel
use the same protocol, wherein the target quality is selected at least from the following criteria: a throughout, a delay,
a delay variation, a number of retries when re-transmitting unacknowledged packets, and a quality of service (QoS) requirement.

US Pat. No. 9,107,098

NEAR-FIELD MIMO WIRELESS TEST SYSTEMS, STRUCTURES, AND PROCESSES

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A test system for testing multiple input multiple output (MIMO) devices, comprising:
a test chamber having an interior region defined therein for mounting a MIMO device to be tested, the test chamber comprising
at least one power connection and at least one signal connection for the MIMO device;

an antenna matrix located within the test chamber, wherein the antenna matrix comprises a plurality of test antennas, wherein
each of the test antennas corresponds to one of the MIMO channels; and

an attenuation module connected to the antenna matrix, wherein the attenuation module comprises a controller comprising at
least one processor, and plurality of signal processing paths, wherein each of the test antennas corresponds to one of the
MIMO channels, wherein each of the signal processing paths comprises a

programmable attenuator, and
at least one Butler matrix,
wherein the controller is configured to control each of the programmable attenuators to control the attenuation of the corresponding
signal processing paths, and to control each of the Butler matrices to controllably combine a signal;

wherein the plurality of signal processing paths are controllable to emulate one or more distances between the MIMO device
and the test antennas.

US Pat. No. 9,055,592

IEEE 802.11 COMMUNICATION UTILIZING CARRIER SPECIFIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for wireless communication in a multi-band, multi-carrier wireless network, said method comprising:
searching across a plurality of (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands to determine interference levels in each of said plurality
(IEEE) 802.11 communication bands;

based on said determination of interference levels in each of said plurality (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands, identifying
carriers in each of said bands for communication;

mitigating interference on a carrier-by-carrier basis for at least some of said identified carriers in each of said plurality
of (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands; and

transmitting wireless data on said carriers in each of said (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands utilizing said mitigation interference.

US Pat. No. 9,560,691

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BRIDGING TO A LTE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A bridge system for enabling one or more prior generation user devices to dynamically couple with a LTE-based wireless
communication network, the system comprising:
an internal module within a building for communicatively coupling:
via a first interface, with an external module external to the building that communicatively couples with the LTE-based wireless
communication network, and

via a second interface, with the one or more prior generation user devices;
a communication coupling between the external module and the internal module for enabling communication between the one or
more prior generation user devices and the LTE-based wireless communication network;

where the internal module, based on a signal quality of the LTE-based wireless communication network at a point internal to
the building, dynamically selects between using:

the internal module and the external module, or
only the internal module,
for enabling communication between the one or more prior generation user devices and the LTE-based wireless communication
network;

where the second interface between the internal module within the building and the one or more prior generation user devices
enables communication other than LTE-based communication between the internal module and the one or more prior generation
user devices; and

where the LTE-based communication is converted to a different protocol and communicated to the one or more prior generation
user devices.

US Pat. No. 9,439,086

NEAR-FIELD MIMO WIRELESS TEST SYSTEMS, STRUCTURES, AND PROCESSES

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A system comprising:
a test chamber having an interior region defined therein for mounting a MIMO device, the test chamber including at least one
power connection and at least one signal connection for the MIMO device;

an antenna matrix located within the test chamber that includes a plurality of test antennas, where each of the test antennas
corresponds to a MIMO channel; and

an attenuation unit connected to the antenna matrix that includes
a plurality of signal processing paths that are controllable to emulate a plurality of distances between the MIMO device and
the plurality of test antennas; and

a controller configured to control the attenuation of each of the plurality of signal processing paths.

US Pat. No. 9,265,090

ALIGNMENT OF PACKETS FOR IMPLEMENTING COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:
a plurality of wireless network circuits, the network circuits operating in a same radio frequency band; and
a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits and configured to coordinate the network circuits so that the circuits
perform transmitting or receiving in a synchronized manner,

wherein the plurality of wireless network circuits are collocated on the network device, and
wherein all the network circuits perform either the transmitting or the receiving together at a given moment of time.

US Pat. No. 9,220,128

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BRIDGING TO A LTE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A bridge system for enabling one or more prior generation user devices to dynamically couple with a LTE-based wireless
communication network, said system comprising:
an external module external to a building for communicatively coupling with the LTE-based wireless communication network;
an internal module within said building for communicatively coupling via a different interface with one or more prior generation
user devices, and communicatively coupling with the LTE-based wireless communication network;

a communication coupling between the external module and the internal module for enabling communication between the prior
generation user devices and the LTE-based wireless communication network;

wherein the internal module monitors a signal quality of the LTE-based wireless communication network at a point internal
to the building, and dynamically selects between using the external module or the internal module for enabling communication
between the one or more prior generation user devices and the LTE-based wireless communication network based on the monitored
signal quality;

wherein said interface between said internal module within said building and said one or more prior generation user devices
enables communication other than LTE-based communication between said internal module and said one or more user devices; and

wherein the LTE-based wireless communication protocol is converted to a different protocol and communicated to the one or
more prior generation user devices.

US Pat. No. 9,467,953

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS LINK BALANCING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a radio configured to transmit radio frequency (RF) signals to a wireless device and to receive RF signals from the wireless
device; and

a processor configured to, upon determining that a power level of a probe request received from the wireless device is below
a threshold, adjust a receive sensitivity to reduce a receive radius,

a transmit gain control configured to adjust a power of the transmitted RF signals to reach the wireless device if it is within
a transmit radius of the radio; and

a receive gain control configured to adjust a receive sensitivity to receive RF signals from the wireless device, or a module
configured to adjust a receive signal threshold for receiving or processing RF signals if the wireless device is within a
receive radius of the radio, wherein the transmit radius is substantially the same as the receive radius.

US Pat. No. 9,383,784

METHOD AND APPARATUS HOUSING A HARD-DISK DRIVE USING A TRAY WITH ANCHORING STRIPS

Netgear, INC., Calrsbad,...

1. A device for housing a hard-disk drive (“HDD”), comprising:
a tray having a base, a front panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel, the front panel situated perpendicular to
the base, the first side panel situated opposite to the second side panel across the base and adjacent to the front panel,
wherein each of the first side panel and the second side panel includes a track along longitudinal edges of the first and
the second side panels, wherein the tray is configured to be pluggable into a rack;

a U-shaped semi-flexible anchoring (“USA”) frame having a front piece, a first strip, and a second strip, one end of the front
piece coupled to the first strip and another end of the front piece coupled to the second strip, wherein the first strip is
configured to be fitted inside the track of the first side panel, wherein the track of the first side panel facilitates the
first strip to slide along the first side panel, wherein the USA frame is made of shock absorbable material capable of providing
shock protection to the HDD; and

a HDD having at least two mounting holes on each side of the HDD and able to seat inside the USA frame which is supported
by the tray, wherein portions of the first strip and the second strip flexibly tilt away from the HDD when the device is in
a pullout configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,083,637

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC QOS TO MAXIMIZE BANDWIDTH UTILIZATION

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A network device configured to implement a QoS function to optimize bandwidth utilization where the bandwidth is unknown,
comprising:
a network device input connected at least indirectly to an internal network and configured to communicate a data stream including
a plurality of data packets to and from at least one computer system on the internal network;

a network device output connected at least indirectly to an external network and configured to communicate the data stream
including the plurality of data packets to and from at least one computer system on the external network; and

a computer processor configured to execute steps stored in non-volatile memory, the series of steps including
setting a low priority bandwidth value to an initial value;
identifying high priority data packets in the data stream to detect a high priority throughput value,
setting the low priority bandwidth value, and
periodically adjusting the low priority bandwidth value, including
increasing or decreasing the low bandwidth value,
determining an effect of the modification on the high priority throughput value, and
modifying the low bandwidth value based on the determined effect.

US Pat. No. 9,048,539

MITIGATION OF UNDESIRED ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION USING PASSIVE ELEMENTS

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. An apparatus for mitigating undesired portions of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) associated with an antenna, the apparatus
comprising:
a. a coupling element EM inductively coupled with the antenna, the coupling element being co-polarized with the antenna; and
b. one or more dissipating elements EM inductively coupled with the coupling element, each of the one or more dissipating
elements being differently polarized than the antenna;

wherein the coupling element is positioned at a fixed predetermined location proximate to the antenna between the antenna
and the one or more dissipating elements such that EMR is reduced in a predetermined spatial region, and wherein

the coupling element and the one or more dissipating elements form a barrier between the antenna and the predetermined spatial
region operable to limit EMR in the predetermined spatial region.

US Pat. No. 9,451,626

WIRELESS SENSOR BASE STATION WITH COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:
a first and a second wireless network circuits, each of the network circuits operating in a same radio frequency band, wherein
the second network circuit is assigned a higher priority than the first network circuit;

a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits via a communication bus and configured to selectively suppress transmitting
operations of the first network circuit during receiving operations of the second network circuit; and

one or more buffers coupled to the first and second network circuits for storing data,
wherein the coexistence controller is further configured to adjust a buffer rate of the buffers based on workload of the network
circuits,

wherein the coexistence controller is further configured to prioritize communication among one or more wireless sensors, to
which the second network circuit is configured to couple, based on respective power supply status of the wireless sensors.

US Pat. No. 9,137,573

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING MEDIA CONTENT BASED ON SEGMENT-BASED ASSIGNMENT OF CONTENT RATINGS

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

17. A non-programmatic content assignment system comprising:
a data storage device storing an individual non-programmatic work having a plurality of segments of content that are each
independently assigned a respective content rating, wherein audio and video portions of the individual non-programmatic work
have independent ratings assigned thereto, and segments for the audio and video portions are of different lengths;

said data storage device storing information identifying the respective content rating of each of the plurality of segments;
and

a content manager device coupled to the data storage device that receives an individual non-programmatic work and information
indicating a receiving audience's preference regarding suitability of content to be presented, wherein the content manager
device:

assigns a content rating to each of a plurality of segments of the individual non-programmatic work based on the content contained
in the respective segments by performing an audio analysis of audio content of the plurality of segments and a video analysis
of video content of the plurality of segments, including assigning independent ratings to audio and video portions of the
individual non-programmatic work based on the audio analysis and the video analysis; and

manages at least one of delivery and playback of the individual non-programmatic work at the receiving audience based on the
audio analysis and the video analysis performed on the plurality of segments and on the audience's preference;

wherein assigning the content rating is performed during delivery of the individual non-programmatic work to the receiving
audience.

US Pat. No. 9,351,338

MULTI RADIO WIRELESS LAN NETWORKS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A communications system comprising:
at least one processor;
a first WLAN module in electrical communication with the at least one processor, the first WLAN module configured for communication
on at least two non-overlapping subdivisions within a region of the 5 GHz communication band, each of the at least two non-overlapping
subdivisions encompassing one or more center frequencies and separated by a cut off region;

a 5 GHz power amplifier in electrical communication with the first WLAN module;
a 5 GHz band low noise amplifier in electrical communication with the first WLAN module; and
at least one filtering module in communication with the 5 GHz band low noise amplifier, wherein the at least one filtering
module is in electrical communication with an output configured to communicate with at least one antenna, wherein the at least
one filtering module is configured to exclude signals received via the at least one antenna that are at frequencies in the
cut off region separating the at least two subdivisions of the 5 GHz communication band, before the signals are amplified
by the 5 GHz band low noise amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,251,858

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING STACKABLE HARD-DISK DRIVE CARRIER USING PULL-OUT DRAWERS

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A device for housing a hard-disk drive (“HDD”), comprising: a base plate with an approximately size of HDD having a front
edge, a back edge, a first side edge, and a second side edge; wherein the front cover is hinged to the front edge of the base
plate for engaging the HDD; and a first side including a first side panel and a first guide side plate, wherein the first
guide side plate is affixed at a first portion of the first side edge and the first side panel is pivotally attached to a
second portion of the first side edge; and a second side including a second side panel and a second guide side plate, wherein
the second guide side plate is affixed at a first portion of the second side edge and the second side panel is pivotally attached
to a second portion of the second side edge; wherein the first and the second side edges of the base plate are situated at
two opposite sides of the base plate, wherein the first guide side plate is situated adjacent to the first side panel and
the second guide side plate is situated adjacent to the second side panel for controlling sliding distance of the inner cage;
and the first and second side panels include a plurality of fasteners for securing the HDD to the inner cage; wherein the
fastener having two disks and an engaging pin, wherein the two disks are configured to couple to the first side panel and
the engaging pin provides shock protection to the HDD.

US Pat. No. 9,712,406

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING AND VERIFYING FUNCTIONALITY OF MULTIPLE NETWORK DEVICES

Netgear, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A test station (“TS”) for verifying network devices, comprising:
a user interface (“UI”) able to facilitate interactive communication between the TS and a user, and able to graphically display
a plurality test configurations and results;

a test bed engine, coupled to the UI, having a plurality of test beds capable of conducting tests to a plurality of device
under tests (“DUTs”) via various line connections; and

a TS manager, coupled to the test bed engine, containing a client server interface, a database interface, a user verification
module, and a monitoring component, and configured to provide a test environment with one or more emulated communication networks
for testing each of the plurality of DUTs, wherein the database interface is able to communicate with an external database,

wherein the test bed engine includes a plurality of test beds having multiple connectors configured to communicate with attached
DUTs, a DUT detector coupled to the plurality of test beds and configured to sense number of DUTs that are coupled to the
test bed engine, a network environment duplicator capable of providing an independent communication network to each of attached
DUTs with the test beds, and an internet protocol (“IP”) address generator configured to generate unique IP addresses for
a plurality of DUTs.

US Pat. No. 9,730,192

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STACKING RECEIVER CHANNELS FOR INCREASED SYSTEM THROUGH-PUT IN AN RF DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A wireless communication method, the method comprising:
transmitting, from a base station, data information on at least one data channel at a first rate and control information on
at least one control channel at a second rate;

receiving, at the base station, information relating to a condition of the at least one data channel;
determining, in response to the received information, if interference on the at least one data channel is unacceptable;
if interference on the at least on data channel is unacceptable, transmitting, from the base station, a signal informing a
subscriber station that subsequent data information will be transmitted on the at least one control channel, where the signal
is transmitted on the at least one control channel prior to transmitting the subsequent data information on the at least one
control channel; and

transmitting the subsequent data information on the at least one control channel at the second rate instead of the at least
one data channel.

US Pat. No. 9,756,750

FOUR-POINT TETHERED O-RING FOR REMOVABLE COVER

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

5. An electronic device comprising: a housing having a recess bounded by circumferential walls; a cover concealing the recess
and having walls extending circumferentially around the cover and into the recess at a location inboard of the housing walls
and having a channel formed in an outer surface thereof, at least two through-holes being formed through the walls from an
inner surface of the channel; and an O-ring having a body with at least two tethers each of which passes through a respective
hole in the cover, the O-ring body being mounted in the channel and sealing against the walls of the housing, wherein the
O-ring body has first and second opposed legs and third and fourth opposed legs, wherein the cover has first and second opposed
walls and third and fourth opposed walls, wherein the tethers include first and second tethers that extend inwardly from the
respective first and second legs of the O-ring body and that are of a first cross-sectional shape that matches that of corresponding
holes in the associated first and second walls of the cover, and wherein the tethers include third and fourth tethers that
extend inwardly from the respective third and fourth legs of the O-ring body and that are of a second cross-sectional shape
that is different from the first cross-sectional shape and that matches that of corresponding holes in the associated third
and fourth walls of the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,590,661

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING WLAN RANGE

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A communications apparatus comprising:
a WLAN module configured for communication on at least one of the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz bands;
a frequency adjusting component in communication with the WLAN module, the frequency adjusting component configured to shift
a data signal received from the WLAN module to a sub 1G industrial scientific and medical (ISM) band;

filtering components configured to receive a signal from the frequency adjusting component and to communicate the filtered
signal to an output configured to communicate with at least one antenna, wherein the filtering components include a low pass
filter, power amplifiers and a band pass filter, the low pass filter configured to remove frequencies above the sub 1G ISM
band, and the band pass filter configured to remove frequencies above the sub 1G ISM band and to remove frequencies below
the sub 1G ISM band;

a sub 1G access point configured for communication on at least the sub 1G ISM band simultaneously with the WLAN module and
containing data content corresponding to communication on the WLAN module, having a physical communicative connection with
the filtering components and; and

wherein the WLAN module is configured to inject testing packets into the sub 1G, ISM band, process the test packets, and provide
an NMap classification for the band.

US Pat. No. 9,516,540

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING A WIRELESS DEVICE THAT SUPPORTS WLAN MODULES OPERATING SIMULTANEOUSLY IN DIFFERENT WIRELESS BANDS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A simultaneous client wireless device comprising:
a first wireless module configured to perform communication functions of the MAC (media access control) and PHY (physical)
layers for a first wireless radio operable in a first wireless band comprising a first plurality of channels;

a second wireless module configured to perform communication functions of the MAC and PHY layers for a second wireless radio
operable in a second wireless band comprising a second plurality of channels; and

a communication module configured as an intermediate layer between the MAC layer of the first wireless module and a network
layer, and between the MAC layer of the second wireless module and the network layer, the communication module configured
to:

use an application programming interface to retrieve information from the MAC layer and write information to the MAC layer
of the first wireless module and to retrieve information from the MAC layer and write information to the MAC layer of the
second wireless module, and

manage simultaneous communications with a wireless device over the first wireless band and the second wireless band, wherein
the communications over the first wireless band and the second wireless band use a local area network protocol;

wherein the client wireless device is configured to select any of a channel from the first plurality of channels and the second
plurality of channels for communications with the wireless device based on a condition of the first plurality of channels
and the second plurality of channels or a band from the first wireless band and the second wireless band for communications
with the wireless device based on a condition of the first wireless band and the second wireless band.

US Pat. No. 9,048,545

ENHANCED HIGH EFFICIENCY 3G/4G/LTE ANTENNAS, DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED PROCESSES

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. An antenna, comprising:
a substrate;
a first electrically conductive antenna structure formed on the substrate, wherein the first electrically conductive antenna
structure comprises a monopole antenna having a first electrically conductive trace extending therefrom to a corresponding
ground point, and wherein the first electrically conductive antenna structure is configured to operate in a first frequency
band;

a second electrically conductive antenna structure formed on the substrate, wherein the second electrically conductive antenna
structure comprises a L-shaped monopole antenna and extends to a feed point, and wherein the second electrically conductive
antenna structure is configured to operate in a second frequency band; and

a third electrically conductive antenna structure formed on the substrate, wherein the third electrically conductive antenna
structure comprises a monopole antenna having a second electrically conductive trace extending therefrom to a corresponding
ground point, and wherein the third electrically conductive antenna structure is configured to operate in a third frequency
band;

wherein a slot is defined between the first electrically conductive antenna structure and the second electrically conductive
antenna structure, wherein the slot provides resonance in a fourth frequency band; and

wherein a gap is defined between at least a portion of the second electrically conductive antenna structure and at least a
portion of the second electrically conductive trace, wherein the gap provides resonance between the first frequency band and
the third frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,967,884

DEDICATED BACKHAUL FOR WHOLE HOME COVERAGE

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method, comprising:using a 5 GHz band as a dedicated backhaul between two or more nodes in a network when the received signal strength indication (RSSI) of the dedicated channel is above a predefined threshold;
using a different radio, channel, or band as backup if the 5 GHz band fails to reach between nodes;
using a 2.4 GHz band channel selection when no base nodes are proximate to a satellite node; and
when a base node is proximate to the satellite node, picking a channel where a base node with a highest RSSI value is located.

US Pat. No. 9,226,242

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ECONOMIZING POWER CONSUMPTION IN WIRELESS PRODUCTS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method on a wireless device for adjusting the wireless device's power configuration, the method
comprising:
determining a regional location of the wireless device;
selecting a profile based upon the regional location, the profile comprising a first criterion;
determining that a current power configuration of the wireless device fails to meet the first criterion based upon a plurality
of stimuli;

determining that applying a power configuration adjustment at a particular time is acceptable;
determining an optimized power configuration for the wireless device, the optimized power configuration indicating a power
level suitable for a plurality of stations in communication with the wireless device, the optimized power configuration determined
based upon the selected profile; and

adjusting the power configuration based upon the optimized power configuration at the particular time.

US Pat. No. 9,204,385

WIRELESS ROUTER OR RESIDENTIAL GATEWAY CAPABLE OF DISTINGUISHING POWER-SENSITIVE WIRELESS SENSORS AND PROVIDING SEPARATE TREATMENT THERETO

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:
control circuitry coupled to one or more wireless network circuits and configured to:
upon receipt of a request of connection from a client, identify whether the client is power-sensitive;
if the client is identified as power-sensitive, cause the power-sensitive client to connect using a low-power connection while
maintaining a regular connection to other regular clients,

wherein the low-power connection is operated on a first channel different from but in a same frequency band as a second channel
on which the regular connection is operated,

operate a first virtual access point (AP) for the low-power connection; and
operate a second virtual AP for the regular connection,
wherein the first and second APs use different service set identifiers (SSIDs).

US Pat. No. 9,861,080

PET TRACKING DEVICE

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A pet tracking device, comprising:
a housing affixed to a pet collar;
at least one receiver circuit disposed within the housing for receiving an incoming wireless signal;
at least one transmitter circuit disposed within the housing for transmitting an outgoing wireless signal;
at least one hoop antenna in electrical communication with the at least one receiver circuit and at the least one transmitter
circuit, the at least one hoop antenna having a first end, a second end and a length extending between the first end and second
end, wherein the first end and the second end of the at least one hoop antenna are affixed to the housing and the length extends
outwardly from the housing and is attached to the pet collar.

US Pat. No. 9,521,624

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ECONOMIZING POWER CONSUMPTION IN WIRELESS PRODUCTS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method on a wireless device for adjusting the wireless device's power configuration, the method
comprising:
selecting a profile, the profile comprising a first criterion;
determining that a current power configuration of the wireless device fails to meet the first criterion based upon a plurality
of stimuli;

determining that applying a power configuration adjustment at a particular time is acceptable;
determining an optimized power configuration for the wireless device, the optimized power configuration indicating a power
level suitable for a plurality of stations in communication with the wireless device, the optimized power configuration determined
based upon the selected profile; and

adjusting the power configuration based upon the optimized power configuration at the particular time.

US Pat. No. 9,888,523

MULTI RADIO WIRELESS LAN NETWORKS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
associating a first communication subchannel with a first bandwidth region;
associating a second communication subchannel with a second bandwidth region;
transmitting and receiving a first dataset associated with the first communication subchannel in the first bandwidth region;
transmitting and receiving a second dataset associated with the second communication subchannel in the second bandwidth region;
assessing a load imposed on the first communication subchannel and the second communication subchannel; and
reassigning at least a portion of the first communication subchannel based on the assessment of the load;
wherein the first bandwidth region and the second bandwidth region are receivable by a WLAN device operating in approximately
the 5 GHz bandwidth region; and

wherein the first bandwidth region and the second bandwidth regions are non-overlapping subdivisions of the 5 GHz bandwidth
region encompassing one or more center frequencies and separated by a cutoff region.

US Pat. No. 9,877,142

WIRELESS SENSOR BASE STATION WITH COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:
a first and a second wireless network circuits, each of the network circuits operating in a same radio frequency band, wherein
the second network circuit is assigned a higher priority than the first network circuit;

a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits via a communication bus and configured to selectively suppress transmitting
operations of the first network circuit during receiving operations of the second network circuit; and

one or more buffers coupled to the first and second network circuits for storing data,
wherein the coexistence controller is further configured to adjust a buffer rate of the buffers based on workload of the network
circuits, and

wherein the coexistence controller is further configured to adjust resource allocation of the buffers between the first and
the second network circuits during the suppression.

US Pat. No. 9,838,069

RADIO FREQUENCY FRONT END MODULE WITH HIGH BAND SELECTIVITY

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A radio frequency front end module for transmitting and receiving radio frequency signals, the front end module comprising:
a plurality of external filters, wherein the plurality of external filters include different pass bands;
a control lead configured to supply a control signal to dynamically couple an external filter of the plurality of external
filters to an integrated circuit during operation of the front end module;

the front end module configured to dynamically adjust characteristics of the external filter to process signals from a different
frequency band; and

the integrated circuit coupled with the external filter via two external filter leads, the integrated circuit including:
a transmit-receive switch having a transmit port, a receive port and an antenna port, the transmit-receive switch during operation
alternates between coupling the antenna port to the transmit port and coupling the antenna port to the receive port;

a power amplifier configured to amplify a modulated radio frequency signal, the transmit-receive switch outputs the amplified
modulated radio frequency signal when the antenna port is coupled to the transmit port;

a low pass filter coupled between the power amplifier and the transmit port of the transmit-receive switch, the low pass filter
configured to pass low-frequency signals and attenuate signals with frequencies higher than a cutoff frequency;

a low noise amplifier configured to amplify a received radio frequency signal when the antenna port is coupled to the receive
port; and

the two external filter leads coupling the external filter between the low noise amplifier of the integrated circuit and the
receive port of the transmit-receive switch of the integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,713,084

LOST ACCESS POINT POWER SAVE MODE FOR WIFI DEVICES

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A wireless camera system, comprising:
a plurality of battery-powered, wireless node cameras, each node camera comprising an image sensor for capturing image data,
a radio unit for performing wireless communications, at least one processing unit for controlling the image sensor and radio
unit, and at least one battery; and

an access point configured to communicate wirelessly with each of the node cameras, and further configured to communicate
with a control center that communicatively couples the access point to a computer network,

wherein the at least one processing unit in each node camera, comprises:
a host processing unit; and
a sleep mode unit coupled to the host processing unit and the radio unit configured to power down the host processing unit
for a predetermined sleep time, wherein state information concerning a state of the host processing unit prior to being powered
down is stored in a memory of a respective node camera, and if the radio unit does not receive a signal from the access point
that associates the respective node camera with the access point after a predetermined number of attempts, the sleep mode
unit increases the sleep time of the host processing unit after each set of one or more subsequent failed attempts by the
respective node camera to associate with the access point, and wherein, upon being powered on, the host processor is configured
to transition to the state it was in prior to being powered down.

US Pat. No. 9,693,352

IEEE 802.11 COMMUNICATION UTILIZING CARRIER SPECIFIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for wireless communication in a multi-band, multi-carrier wireless network, the method comprising:
searching across a plurality of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands to determine
interference levels in one or more of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands;

based on the determination of interference levels in the one or more IEEE 802.11 communication bands, identifying first carriers
in the one or more IEEE 802.11 communication bands for communication;

transmitting an indication of the identified first carriers to a User Equipment (UE);
in response to the transmitting, receiving an acknowledgment of the identified first carriers from the UE; and
mitigating interference on a carrier-by-carrier basis for one or more of the identified first carriers in the one or more
IEEE 802.11 communication bands.

US Pat. No. 9,627,767

HIGH EFFICIENCY ANTENNA

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. An antenna, comprising:
two conductive metal antenna elements, each element comprising one-half of a dipole antenna;
each antenna element being a mirror image of the other and formed on a rigid substrate in spaced relation to define a gap
there between that provides stable antenna impedance and reactance, a portion of each antenna element at said gap defining
a connection pad for connecting a coaxial cable thereto, each antenna element having a profile defining a curved, semi-circular
inner edge and an arc-shaped outer edge that define the connection pad of the antenna element at the gap;

wherein each antenna element extends from a narrow portion thereof to a point where the edges diverge and define a wide, curved
upper element portion that provides wide bandwidth performance;

wherein the curve is provided to increase a current path and shift a resonate frequency of the antenna lower, the outer edge
of each antenna element further defining a semi-circular, triangle peak projection that bulges from an upper portion of the
outer antenna element edge and that provides serial inductance to miniaturize the antenna size.

US Pat. No. 9,622,098

BEACON DETECTION STRUCTURES, SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR INTERFERENCE TESTING

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A process, comprising the steps of:
receiving, by a receiver, a wireless transmission from a device, the received wireless transmission including a series of
beacon pulses;

wherein, the device includes a cable modem radio module and a wireless radio module, the wireless radio module configured
to transmit the wireless transmission;

counting, by one or more processors, the beacon pulses associated with the received wireless transmission for at least one
period of time;

determining, by the one or more processors, if the count is consistent with an expected count for the at least one period
of time; and

generating, by the one or more processors, an output based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 9,838,827

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT THEREIN

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:
a plurality of wireless network circuits, the network circuits operating on a same network technology, wherein each network
circuit is assigned a priority; and

a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits and configured to:
determine a plurality of operating criteria based on the priority assigned to each network circuit;
control operations among the network circuits by selectively adjusting one or more transmission operating parameters of a
respective network circuit based on a plurality of operating criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,763,117

MULTI-BAND WIRELESS STATION HAVING MULTIPLE RADIOS IN ONE BAND

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a wireless station, a connection request from a first client station to connect to the wireless station, the
wireless station operating in a multi-band frequency, the multi-band frequency including a first frequency band which is split
into a first sub-band and a second sub-band, the first sub-band and the second sub-band being distinct frequency ranges within
the first frequency band, the first client station communicating in the first frequency band;

determining, by the wireless station, whether to assign the first client station to the first sub-band or the second sub-band
based on an assignment criteria, the assignment criteria being a function of a first attribute associated with the first sub-band,
or the second sub-band, and a second attribute associated with the first client station; and

assigning, by the wireless station, the first client station to the first sub-band or the second sub-band based on the assignment
criteria, wherein assigning includes:

assigning the first client station from the first sub-band to the second sub-band within the first frequency band if an available
airtime at the first sub-band is below a specified threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,034,289

IEEE 802.11 COMMUNICATION UTILIZING CARRIER SPECIFIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for wireless communication in a multi-band, multi-carrier wireless network, the method comprising:receiving, from a User Equipment (UE), an indication of interference levels in one or more of a plurality of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands;
based on the received indication of interference levels in the one or more (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands, identifying first carriers in the one or more (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands for communication;
mitigating interference on a carrier-by-carrier basis for one or more of the identified first carriers in the one or more (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands; and
transmitting wireless data on the one or more carriers in the one or more of the (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands for which interference is mitigated.

US Pat. No. 9,924,296

ALIGNMENT OF PACKETS FOR IMPLEMENTING COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:
a plurality of wireless network circuits, the network circuits operating in a same radio frequency band; and
a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits and configured to coordinate the network circuits so that the circuits
perform transmitting or receiving in a synchronized manner,

wherein the plurality of wireless network circuits are collocated on the network device, and
wherein none of the network circuits performs a transmitting operation when there is one network circuit performing a receiving
operation.

US Pat. No. 9,577,804

SPECTRUM ALLOCATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-BAND WIRELESS RF DATA COMMUNICATIONS

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A wireless communication subscriber device, the subscriber device comprising:
a multi-band antenna configured to operate in at least a first frequency band and a second frequency band, wherein the multi-band
antenna:

transmits data to a base station on a first frequency in the first frequency band, the first frequency band being an unlicensed
frequency band, and

receives data from the base station on a second frequency in the second frequency band, the second frequency band being a
licensed frequency band,

wherein at least a portion of the receiving and at least a portion of the transmitting occurs during the same communication
session with the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,900,826

BEACON PROTECTION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A first wireless station comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) transceiver;
an antenna coupled to the RF transceiver; and
a processor coupled to the RF transceiver and configured to cause the first wireless station to:
transmit beacon messages over a wireless link to at least one receiving wireless station during a communication session, according
to a beacon interval;

modify the beacon interval during the communication session by selecting a new beacon interval from among a plurality of predetermined
interval values according to a randomization criterion;

transmit beacon messages over the wireless link during the communication session, according to the new beacon interval; and
perform at least one of:
apply a particular one or more carrier sense multiple access with collision detection (CSMA/CD) back-off parameters only to
beacon messages, for purposes of transmitting beacon messages from the first wireless station; or

overrule CSMA/CD for purposes of transmitting beacon messages from the first wireless station.

US Pat. No. 9,826,423

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LTE AND WLAN COEXISTENCE

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method for improving LTE and Wi-Fi coexistence in a network, comprising:
determining a first measurement of channel quality in a first wireless band; detecting the presence of interference in a first
wireless band;

determining a duration of the interference in the first wireless band; determining an interference power level of the interference
in the first wireless band;

determining that the interference power level exceeds a threshold;
reducing a backoff interval based upon the duration and the interference power level;
increasing a transmission power level based upon a weighted sum of normalized factors including the duration and the interference
power level;

determining a second measurement of channel quality in the first wireless band following the reducing the backoff interval
and following the increasing the transmission power level; and

effecting a channel transition from the first wireless band to a second wireless band based on the second measurement of channel
quality.

US Pat. No. 9,979,517

DISTRIBUTED MULTI-BAND WIRELESS NETWORKING SYSTEM

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method for communication between a network of wireless Internet access points comprising:establishing a wireless local area network (WLAN) with a first access point, the WLAN being broadcast on a client band;
provisioning one or more other wireless access points with the WLAN;
communicating control signals, between a plurality of wireless access points, over a dedicated control band, the control band having a frequency channel that is outside of the client band of the WLAN, wherein the plurality of wireless access points includes the first access point and a second access point;
communicating network repeater data, between the plurality of wireless access points over a backhaul channel that is dedicated to backhaul communications of backhaul data between wireless access points, the backhaul data not including the control signals, the backhaul channel within the client band; and
repeating the WLAN broadcast on each of the one or more other wireless access points.

US Pat. No. 9,775,164

AUTOMATIC WIRELESS NETWORK CHANNEL SELECTION

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method for selecting a channel for a wireless networking device, comprising:
collecting, by the wireless networking device, WLAN and non-WLAN interference information on a plurality of candidate channels,
wherein the collected WLAN and non-WLAN interference information includes a table of radio receiving gain information or a
table of radio transmitting gain information for WLAN and non-WLAN interference for each of the plurality of candidate channels;

determining a weighted grade for each of the plurality of candidate channels based on the collected WLAN and non-WLAN interference
information, wherein the weighted grade includes a negative component corresponding to an overlapping portion of a spectrum
mask if the overlapping portion exceeds a threshold;

selecting the channel among the plurality of candidate channels based on the weighted grades; and
adjusting WLAN transmit parameter and/or receive parameter of the wireless networking device based on the collected WLAN and
non-WLAN interference information.

US Pat. No. 9,713,099

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CABLE AND WLAN COEXISTENCE

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method for improving Cable and Wi-Fi coexistence in a network, comprising:
determining one or more active Cable operations at a device;
determining a plurality of one or more harmonics corresponding to each of the active Cable operations at the device;
for at least one harmonic of the plurality of one or more harmonics:
determining a first measurement of channel quality in a first wireless band;
detecting presence of interference in the first wireless band, the interference caused by the at least one harmonic;
determining a duration of the interference in the first wireless band;
determining an interference power level of the interference in the first wireless band;
determining that the interference power level exceeds a threshold;
determining a packet detection threshold;
reducing a backoff interval based upon the duration and the interference power level or the packet detection threshold;
increasing a transmission power level based upon the duration and the power level;
determining a second measurement of channel quality in the first wireless band following the reducing the backoff interval
and following the increasing the transmission power level; and

effecting a channel transition from the first wireless band to a second wireless band based on the second measurement of channel
quality.

US Pat. No. 9,923,581

FRONT-END MODULE AND ANTENNA DESIGN FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE SIMULTANEOUSLY USING WLAN MODULES OPERATING IN DIFFERENT WIRELESS BANDS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A wireless apparatus comprising:
a first radio configured to transmit and receive radio frequency (RF) signals in a first wireless band;
a second radio configured to transmit and receive RF signals in a second wireless band, wherein the first wireless band is
distinct from the second wireless band; and

a first processor configured to use the first radio and the second radio simultaneously to bi-directionally communicate with
a wireless device using a local area network protocol by simultaneously sending a first same complete data packet over the
first and second wireless band via the first and second radio, respectively, and simultaneously receiving a second same complete
data packet over the first and second wireless band via the first and second radio, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,913,075

CHANNEL STEERING FOR IMPLEMENTING COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method for operating a network device having a plurality of wireless network circuits and a coexistence controller coupled
to the network circuits, each of the network circuits operating in a same radio frequency band, the method comprising:
upon one or more client devices requesting for association, distributing, by the coexistence controller, the client devices
to the network circuits based on one or more operating criteria,

wherein the network circuits are collocated on the network device.

US Pat. No. 9,794,794

DUAL BAND LTE SMALL CELL

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A wireless communication method, the method comprising:
identifying one or more channels in an unlicensed band and one or more channels in a licensed band available for communication
between a small cell base station and a user equipment;

measuring channel information for at least one of the one or more channels in the unlicensed band;
based on the measured channel information, transmitting from the small cell base station to the user equipment, information
on the one or more channels in the unlicensed band and the one or more channels in the licensed band, where the transmitting
comprises:

transmitting data channel information to the user equipment on the one or more channels in the unlicensed band according to
LTE protocol; and

transmitting control channel information to the user equipment on the one or more channels in the licensed band according
to LTE protocol;

re-measuring the channel information for at least one of the one or more channels in the unlicensed band;
comparing the re-measured channel information to a threshold; and
if the re-measured channel information exceeds the threshold, transmitting control channel information and data channel information
on the one or more channels in the licensed band according to LTE protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,985,662

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING WLAN RANGE

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A communications system comprising:a WLAN module configured for communication on at least one of the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz bands;
a frequency adjusting component in communication with the WLAN module, the frequency adjusting component configured to shift a data signal received from the WLAN module to a Sub1G band; and
a Sub1G access point configured for communication on at least the Sub1G band simultaneously with the WLAN module and containing data packets corresponding to communication on the WLAN module, having a communicative connection with the frequency adjusting components, wherein the communication on the Sub 1G band is backhaul communication with other Sub1G access points in a network.

US Pat. No. 9,785,206

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HOUSING A HARD-DISK DRIVE USING A TRAY WITH ANCHORING STRIPS

Netgear, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method of mounting a hard-disk drive (“HDD”) to a HDD device, comprising:
extending a U-shaped semi-flexible anchoring (“USA”) frame away from a HDD tray to a predefined distance indicated by at least
one stopper located at a right strip of the USA frame;

tilting a left strip and the right strip away from the HDD as the USA frame is extending away from the HDD tray;
disengaging a plurality of engaging pins on the left strip and the right strip from a plurality of mounting holes of the HDD
as the left strip and the right strip bend away from the HDD; and

removing the HDD from the USA frame which is at least partially supported by the HDD tray.

US Pat. No. 10,070,423

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STACKING RECEIVER CHANNELS FOR INCREASED SYSTEM THROUGH-PUT IN AN RF DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for increasing throughput during wireless communication, the method comprising:transmitting, from a base station, data information on at least one data channel and control information on at least one control channel;
receiving, at the base station, information relating to a channel condition of the at least one data channel;
determining, in response to the received information, if the channel condition on the at least one data channel is unacceptable;
if the channel condition on the at least on data channel is unacceptable, transmitting, from the base station, a signal informing a subscriber station that subsequent data information will be transmitted on the at least one control channel, where the signal is transmitted on the at least one control channel prior to transmitting the subsequent data information on the at least one control channel; and
transmitting the subsequent data information on the at least one control channel instead of the at least one data channel.

US Pat. No. 10,051,172

RF FRONT END POWER CONTROL FOR LOW POWER RF DEVICES

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A wireless camera system, comprising:a plurality of battery-powered, wireless node cameras, each node camera comprising an image sensor for capturing image data, a radio unit for performing wireless communications, at least one processing unit for controlling the image sensor and radio unit, and at least one battery; and
an access point configured to communicate wirelessly with each of the node cameras, and further configured to communicate with a control center that communicatively couples the access point to a computer network,
wherein the radio unit in each node camera, comprises:
a signal processing unit configured to perform one or more wireless protocol processing functions,
a radio-frequency (RF) front end unit coupled to the signal processing unit,
a power unit that completely powers down the RF front end unit when the signal processing unit is in a sleep mode, and powers up the RF front end unit at a predetermined time before an anticipated reception of a beacon signal from the access point, and
a second processing unit coupled to the signal processing unit, wherein prior to entering the sleep mode, the signal processing unit is configured to store its state information in a memory of the second processing unit and upon being awakened from the sleep state the signal processing unit retrieves the state information from the second processing unit and resumes a previous state in accordance with the stored state information.

US Pat. No. 9,990,822

INTRUDER DETECTION USING A WIRELESS SERVICE MESH NETWORK

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting physical movement using a wireless mesh network, the wireless mesh network having a plurality of mesh points, each mesh point having a wireless coverage, wherein the wireless mesh network includes a fronthaul that provides wireless data communication to clients, and a backhaul that provides communication of management functions among the plurality of mesh points, the method comprising:compiling a database of known devices based on monitoring unique identifiers (UIDs) of known devices that have previously conducted communication with the wireless mesh network through the plurality of mesh points;
coordinating, via the backhaul, the mesh points to utilize one or more of the mesh points to perform detection of a physical presence of devices within the wireless mesh network, wherein the detection comprises utilizing a difference in wireless network circuitry of the one or more mesh points that provides the fronthaul to estimate an existence of an anomalous device within the wireless mesh network;
upon detecting a physical presence of a subject device within a physical space of the wireless mesh network, determining, based on the database of known devices, whether the physical presence of the subject device belongs to an anomaly; and
when the physical presence of the subject device is determined to be an anomaly, causing a security action to be performed.

US Pat. No. 9,620,887

NETWORK DEVICE WITH RECONFIGURABLE POWER CORD ASSEMBLY

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A network device for communicating with a network comprising:
a housing having a power port; and
a power cord assembly comprising
a plug body having a first surface and a second surface;
a connector extending from the first surface and connectable to the power port in first and second discrete orientations,
the connector being incapable of being connected to the power source in any orientation between the first and second orientations;
and

a power cable extending from the second surface, wherein the second surface is offset from the first surface and extends in
a first direction relative to the housing when the connector is connected to the power port in the first orientation thereof
and in a second direction relative to the housing when the connector is connected to the power port in the second orientation
thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,998,501

SENSOR GATEWAY

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method for managing wireless communications between a plurality of sensors and a backend connection, comprising:providing a sensor gateway in wireless communication with said sensors within a communications band over a first channel of a plurality of channels, said sensor gateway exchanging information between said sensors and said backend connection via a home access point (AP) or gateway, said AP or gateway engaging in wireless communications within said communications band over a selected channel of the plurality of channels; and
said sensor gateway automatically determining a characteristic of a beacon frame and switching from the first channel to said selected channel when the characteristic of the beacon frame indicates that communication via said selected channel will be improved relative to communications via the first channel, causing said sensor gateway to communicate via a same channel as said AP or gateway and facilitating reduced communication interference between said sensor gateway and said AP or gateway, said same channel being said selected channel.

US Pat. No. 9,948,326

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING A WIRELESS DEVICE THAT SUPPORTS WLAN MODULES OPERATING SIMULTANEOUSLY IN DIFFERENT WIRELESS BANDS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A simultaneous client wireless device comprising:a first wireless module configured to perform communication functions of MAC (media access control) and PHY (physical) layers for a first wireless radio operable in a first wireless band;
a second wireless module configured to perform communication functions of MAC and PHY layers for a second wireless radio operable in a second wireless band; and
a communication module configured as an intermediate layer between the MAC layer of the first wireless module and a network layer, and between the MAC layer of the second wireless module and the network layer, the communication module configured to:
use an application programming interface to retrieve information from the MAC layer and write information to the MAC layer of the first wireless module, and to retrieve information from the MAC layer and write information to the MAC layer of the second wireless module, and
manage simultaneous connections over the first wireless band and the second wireless band by ordering or aggregating packets received from the first wireless module and the second wireless module to communicate the ordered or aggregated packets to the network layer, and load balancing packets received from the network layer by selecting at the intermediate layer either the first wireless band or the second wireless band to communicate the packets received from the network layer, wherein the communications over the first wireless band and the second wireless band use a local area network protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,038,829

ELECTRONIC DEVICE MOUNT

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A directionally adjustable mounting device for an electronic device, comprising:a housing having a socket and a front aperture;
a rotatable bearing at least partially received within the socket of the housing;
a mounting device extending forwardly from and affixed to the bearing, for supporting an electronics device;
a spring disposed within the housing and configured to impose a biasing force on the bearing of sufficient magnitude to force the bearing into frictional engagement with the socket with sufficient force to inhibit movement of the mounting device when an electronic device is received on the mounting device;
an axially movable seat disposed between the bearing and the spring; and
a tubular seat retention wall that is sized to receive the seat therein such that circumferentially-spaced protrusions extending outwardly from a peripheral edge of the seat may engage an inner peripheral surface of the seat retention wall so as to maintain the seat in axial alignment with the seat retention wall, and wherein the mounting device is configured such that the seat can move axially freely relative to the seat retention wall in the absence of a biasing force of the spring;
wherein the bearing is moveable rearwardly out of contact with the socket to permit angular repositioning of the bearing and the mounting device relative to the housing upon imposition of an opposing force on the bearing that is opposite the biasing force imposed on the bearing by the spring and that is of sufficient magnitude to overcome the biasing force imposed by the spring.

US Pat. No. 9,967,439

CAMERA WITH HOUSING CONFIGURED TO RECEIVE MOUNTING STRUCTURE

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A camera, comprising:a housing having an outer surface;
at least one camera lens disposed on or in a front portion of the outer surface of the housing; and
a concave recess having a generally circular cross section asymmetrically disposed within the outer surface of the housing relative to a latitudinal bisector of the housing, at least substantially of an entirety of the concave recess projecting inwardly from the outer surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,045,080

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING MEDIA CONTENT BASED ON SEGMENT-BASED ASSIGNMENT OF CONTENT RATINGS

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

17. A non-programmatic content assignment system comprising:a data storage device storing an individual non-programmatic work having a plurality of segments of content that are each independently assigned a respective content rating, wherein audio and video portions of the individual non-programmatic work have independent ratings assigned thereto, and segments for the audio and video portions are of different lengths;
said data storage device storing information identifying the respective content rating of each of the plurality of segments; and
a content manager device coupled to the data storage device that receives an individual non-programmatic work and information indicating a receiving audience's preference regarding suitability of content to be presented, wherein the content manager device:
assigns a content rating to each of a plurality of segments of the individual non-programmatic work based on the content contained in the respective segments by performing an audio analysis of audio content of the plurality of segments and a video analysis of video content of the plurality of segments; and
manages at least one of delivery and playback of the individual non-programmatic work at the receiving audience based on the audio analysis and the video analysis performed on the plurality of segments and on the receiving audience's preference.

US Pat. No. 10,057,941

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BRIDGING TO A LTE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A bridge system for enabling one or more prior generation user devices to dynamically couple with a LTE-based wireless communication network, the system comprising:an internal module that when placed within a building is configured for communicatively coupling:
via a first interface, with an external module external to the building that communicatively couples with the LTE-based wireless communication network, and
via a second interface, with the one or more prior generation user devices;
where the internal module, based on a signal quality of the LTE-based wireless communication network at a point internal to the building, dynamically selects between using:
the internal module and the external module, or
only the internal module,
for enabling communication between the one or more prior generation user devices and the LTE-based wireless communication network;
where a LTE-based wireless communication is converted to a different protocol and communicated to the one or more prior generation user devices.

US Pat. No. 10,027,459

IEEE 802.11 COMMUNICATION UTILIZING CARRIER SPECIFIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for wireless communication in a multi-band, multi-carrier wireless network, the method comprising:measuring, at a User Equipment (UE), interference levels in one or more of a plurality of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands;
transmitting, to an Access Point (AP), an indication of interference levels in the one or more (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands; and
receiving, from the AP, wireless data on first carriers in the one or more (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands, where based on the indication of interference levels in the one or more (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands, the AP
identifies the first carriers in the one or more (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands for communication,
mitigates interference on a carrier-by-carrier basis for one or more of the identified first carriers in the one or more (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands, and
transmits the wireless data on the one or more carriers in the one or more of the (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands for which interference is mitigated.

US Pat. No. 10,104,660

WIRELESS ROUTER OR RESIDENTIAL GATEWAY CAPABLE OF DISTINGUISHING POWER-SENSITIVE WIRELESS SENSORS AND PROVIDING SEPARATE TREATMENT THERETO

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method, comprising:upon receipt of a request of connection from a client, identifying, using a network device, whether the client is power-sensitive; and
if the client is identified as power-sensitive, causing the power-sensitive client to connect using a low-power connection while maintaining a regular connection to other regular clients,
wherein the low-power connection has a relaxed connection maintenance standard relative to the regular connection, and
wherein the relaxed connection maintenance standard expects to receive keep alive messages at a frequency less than default.

US Pat. No. 10,057,248

ESTABLISHING ACCESS TO A SECURE NETWORK BASED ON USER-CREATED CREDENTIAL INDICIA

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. An apparatus that scans code-based indicia and uses the scanned code-based indicia to establish a secure network connection, the apparatus comprising:one or more processors;
a non-transitory memory communicatively coupled to the one or more processors; and
a scanner communicatively coupled to the one or more processors; where
the non-transitory memory stores code that, when executed, causes operations comprising:
launching, using the one or more processors, an indicia scanning application in response to a user selection to scan code-based indicia containing network access credentials of the user for establishing the secured network connection with a printing device, wherein establishing the secured network connection comprises:
scanning, using the scanner, code-based indicia containing network access credentials comprising a two-dimensional matrix code for establishing the secured network connection;
extracting, using the one or more processors, the network access credentials from results of the scan;
decrypting, by the one or more processors, the network access credentials using an answer input by the user in response to a security question extracted from the code-based indicia; and
utilizing, using the one or more processors, a password from the extracted decrypted network access credentials and placing the password into a network password field of a user interface to establish the secured network connection;
in response to establishing the secured network connection displaying, via a graphical user interface, an interactive network access tool to a user, where the interactive tool allows the user to view and modify at least a portion of the network access credentials; and
printing, at the printing device, data received using the secured network connection that is associated with the code-based indicia or the network access credentials.

US Pat. No. 10,021,655

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS LINK BALANCING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a radio configured to transmit radio frequency (RF) signals to a wireless device and to receive RF signals from the wireless device;
a processor configured to, upon determining that a power level of a probe request received from the wireless device is below a threshold, adjust a receive sensitivity to reduce a receive radius; and
a receive gain control controllable to adjust the receive sensitivity to receive RF signals from the wireless device, or a module controllable to adjust a receive threshold for receiving or processing RF signals, based on whether the wireless device is within the receive radius of the radio.

US Pat. No. 10,129,759

DUAL BAND LTE SMALL CELL

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A wireless communication method, the method comprising:identifying one or more unlicensed channels in one or more unlicensed bands and one or more licensed channels in one or more licensed bands for communication between a small cell base station and a user equipment;
measuring a channel condition of at least one of the one or more unlicensed channels, where the measured channel condition of at least one of the one or more unlicensed channels comprises interference and channel utilization;
determining if the measured channel condition is acceptable;
if the measured channel condition is acceptable, transmitting from the small cell base station to the user equipment, data channel information on the one or more unlicensed channels utilizing an LTE protocol and control channel information on the one or more licensed channels utilizing the LTE protocol; and
if the measured channel condition is not acceptable, transmitting from the small cell base station to the user equipment, data channel information on the one or more licensed channels utilizing the LTE protocol and control channel information on the one or more licensed channels utilizing the LTE protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,327,242

ROAMING IN A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method for roaming implementation in a wireless mesh network formed with one or more mesh points, the method comprising:causing a wireless link to be established between a first mesh point and a client;
without requiring that the established wireless link to be corrupted or lost, causing a second mesh point to measure a plurality of qualitative parameters indicative of a quality of a potential link between the second mesh point and the client;
causing the plurality of qualitative parameters indicative of the quality of the potential link to be transmitted to a controlling entity of the wireless mesh network;
comparing, by the controlling entity, the quality of the potential link between the second mesh point and the client against a quality of the established wireless link between the first mesh point and the client;
upon determining that the quality of the potential link exceeds the quality of the established wireless link by a select level, causing the controlling entity to issue one or more instructions resulting in the client roaming from the first mesh point to the second mesh point; and
determining whether the client supports intelligent roaming;
wherein, when the client does not support intelligent roaming, the one or more instructions include a deauthentication or a disassociation frame, with a reason code reflecting a roaming decision by the controlling entity.

US Pat. No. 10,257,236

SENSOR GATEWAY

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A sensor gateway for managing wireless communications between a plurality of sensors and a backend connection, the sensor gateway comprising:a communications interface; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the communications interface, the processor configured to execute instructions to cause the sensor gateway to:
communicate wirelessly, via the communications interface, with the plurality of sensors over a first channel of a plurality of channels of a communications band;
exchange information between the plurality of sensors and the backend connection via a home access point (AP) or gateway, the home AP or gateway engaging in wireless communications within the communications band over a selected channel of the plurality of channels;
determine a characteristic of a beacon frame;
switch from the first channel to the selected channel when the characteristic of the beacon frame indicates that communication via the selected channel will be improved relative to communications via the first channel; and
communicate via the same channel as the home AP or gateway thereby facilitating reduced communication interference between the sensor gateway and the home AP or gateway, the same channel being the selected channel.

US Pat. No. 10,236,585

ISOLATED MULTIBAND TUBULAR DIPOLE

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A multiple band, end fed dipole antenna, comprising:a first metal sheet, folded to define a first antenna segment comprising:
a high band radiator;
a first folded three-sided three-dimensional sleeve defining a low band trap;
a second folded three-sided three-dimensional sleeve defining a first high band trap;
a coax saddle extending continuously from said low band trap to said first high band trap; and
at least one end feed coax shield crimp point formed along said coax saddle;
a second metal sheet, folded to define a second antenna segment comprising:
a low band radiator;
a third folded three-sided three-dimensional sleeve defining a second high band trap; and
a coax center conductor contact point; and
a dielectric spacer rigidly attached to, and establishing a non-conductive gap between, said first antenna segment and said second antenna segment.

US Pat. No. 10,264,477

MULTI-BAND WIRELESS STATION HAVING MULTIPLE RADIOS IN ONE BAND

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a wireless station, a connection request from a first client station to connect to the wireless station, the wireless station operating in a multi-band frequency, the multi-band frequency including a first frequency band which is split into a first sub-band and a second sub-band, the first sub band and the second sub-band being distinct frequency ranges within the first frequency band;
determining, by the wireless station, whether to assign the first client station to the first sub band or the second sub-band based on a type of an application executing on the first client station; and
assigning, by the wireless station, the first client station to the first sub band in an event the application is of a first type or to the second sub-band if the application is of a second type, the first type including applications whose maximum acceptable delay in receiving or transmitting data is below a specified threshold, the second type including applications whose maximum acceptable delay in receiving or transmitting data exceeds the specified threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,230,895

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF BATTERY POWER

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A wireless camera system, comprising:a plurality of battery-powered, wireless node cameras, each node camera comprising an image sensor for capturing image data, a radio unit for performing wireless communications, at least one processing unit for controlling the image sensor and radio unit, and a battery control unit; and
an access point configured to communicate wirelessly with each of the node cameras, and further configured to communicate with a control center that communicatively couples the access point to a computer network,
wherein the battery control unit in each node camera, comprises:
a first battery and a second battery coupled to each other in a parallel configuration, each of the first and second batteries having a negative terminal coupled to an electrical ground;
a first switch having a first terminal coupled to a positive terminal of the first battery and a second terminal coupled to a power terminal of a respective node camera;
a second switch having a third terminal coupled to a positive terminal of the second battery and a fourth terminal coupled to the power terminal;
a first voltage sense unit coupled to the positive terminal of the first battery for sensing a voltage at the positive terminal of the first battery;
a second voltage sense unit coupled to the positive terminal of the second battery for sensing a voltage at the positive terminal of the second battery;
a first control unit coupled to the first switch for controlling the first switch in response to the voltage sensed by the first voltage sense unit; and
a second control unit coupled to the second switch for controlling the second switch in response to the voltage sensed by the second voltage sense unit, wherein each respective battery control unit is configured to:
determine if a voltage output of the first battery in an unloaded state (VAU) is greater than a voltage output of the second battery in an unloaded state (VBU);
in response to VAU being determined to be greater than VBU, determine if VAU is greater than a first minimum threshold voltage (VUMIN);
in response to VAU being determined to be greater than VUMIN, turn on the first switch to enable the first battery to provide power to a respective node camera and thereafter measure a voltage output of the first battery in a loaded state (VAL);
in response to VAL being greater than a second minimum threshold voltage (VLMIN), determining that a status of the first battery is good and storing the status of the first battery in a memory of the respective node camera;
in response to VAU being determined not to be greater than VBU, determine if VBU is greater than VUMIN; and
in response to VBU being determined to be greater than VUMIN, turn on the second switch to enable the second battery to provide power to the respective node camera and thereafter measure a voltage output of the second battery in a loaded state (VBL);
in response to VBL being greater than VLMIN, determining that a status of the second battery is good and storing the status of the second battery in a memory of the respective node camera; and
in response to neither the status of the first and second batteries being determined to be good, initiate a predetermined shutdown procedure for the respective node camera.

US Pat. No. 10,211,867

ACTIVE ANTENNA FOR WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK DEVICES

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A wireless access point comprising:an active antenna assembly that includes
an antenna configured to receive signals from, and transmit signals to, a client device across a wireless network, and
an antenna circuit board that includes a first active component;
an access point housing; and
a main circuit board retained within the access point housing that includes
a processor configured to cause the wireless access point to establish an association with the client device,
a radio frequency transceiver, and
a second active component coupled directly to the first active component of the antenna circuit board,
wherein the first active component and the second active component are adjacent to one another in a communication path.

US Pat. No. 10,205,234

METHOD FOR OPERATION OF AN ANTENNA SYSTEM ENABLING CONTROL OF RADIATION CHARACTERISTICS

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for providing drive current to a single antenna for a wireless device, the single antenna having at least two feed points, including a first feed point coupled to a first section of the antenna, and a second feed point coupled to a second section of the antenna, the method comprising:a. receiving a control parameter indicating a maximum Specific Absorption of Radiation (SAR);
b. providing a first drive current to the first section at the first feed point for a first predetermined time so that a first radiation pattern configured for wireless communication is generated;
c. providing a second drive current to the second section at the second feed point for a second predetermined time so that a second radiation pattern configured for wireless communication is generated, wherein the second radiation pattern is at least in part different from the first radiation pattern; and
d. repeating steps b) and c) until occurrence of a predetermined event,
wherein an overall radiation pattern configured for wireless communication is generated for providing transmission signals on a single wireless network, the overall radiation pattern being at least in part a combination of the first radiation pattern and the second radiation pattern, and
wherein the first radiation pattern and the second radiation pattern are controlled to limit the overall radiation pattern to the maximum SAR, and
wherein a controller is configured to individually control the first and second drive currents by magnitudes to produce the first and second radiation patterns, respectively, for generating the overall radiation pattern as a time-averaged radiation pattern to limit the maximum SAR.

US Pat. No. 10,200,835

WIRELESS SENSOR BASE STATION WITH COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:a first and a second wireless network circuit, wherein the second network circuit is assigned a higher priority than the first network circuit; and
a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits and configured to selectively suppress transmitting operations of the first network circuit during receiving operations of the second network circuit,
wherein the second network circuit operates a modified version of wireless network protocol that has relaxed link upkeep standards, including an increased acknowledgement (ACK) packet response time, as compared to link upkeep standards operating on the first network circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,192,416

INDOOR POSITIONING AND TRACKING USING A MULTI-BAND WIRELESS NETWORKING SYSTEM

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:wirelessly interconnecting a plurality of wireless access points (AP) via a dedicated wireless channel that is dedicated for communication between the plurality of wireless APs, the plurality of wireless APs collectively forming a single multi-band wireless network providing broad coverage to a client device, each of the plurality of wireless APs including a first radio for communication, via the dedicated communication channel, with other APs of the plurality of wireless APs and a second radio for communication with the client device as part of the broad coverage provided to the client device;
coordinating the plurality of wireless APs via the dedicated wireless communication channel;
receiving, by a first wireless AP of the plurality of wireless APs, from each of the other wireless APs of the plurality of wireless APs, over the dedicated wireless communication channel, signals indicative of a position of the client device; and
determining, by the first wireless AP, a position of the client device based on the received signals.

US Pat. No. 10,177,890

SPECTRUM ALLOCATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-BAND WIRELESS RF DATA COMMUNICATIONS

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A wireless communication subscriber device, the subscriber device comprising:one or more processors; and
a multi-band antenna, communicatively coupled to at least one of the one or more processors, configured to operate in at least a unlicensed frequency band and a licensed frequency band, where the multi-band antenna:
transmits data to a base station on a first frequency in the unlicensed frequency band, and
receives data from the base station on a second frequency in the licensed frequency band,
where at least a portion of the receiving and at least a portion of the transmitting occurs during the same communication session with the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,349,423

AUTOMATIC WIRELESS NETWORK CHANNEL SELECTION

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method, comprising:collecting, by a wireless networking device, WLAN and non-WLAN interference information on a plurality of candidate channels; and
selecting a channel among the candidate channels based on weighted grades of the candidate channels, the weighted grades being determined based on the collected WLAN and non-WLAN interference information, wherein the weighted grades include a negative component corresponding to an overlapping portion of a spectrum mask,
wherein the determining comprises:
assigning a weighted negative grade for each overlappingset of associated devices based on signal strength and WLAN activity;
assigning a weighted negative grade for noise that is above a threshold value;
assigning a weighted negative grade for a known non-WLAN interfering source;
assigning a weighted positive grade based on the maximum transmit power of the wireless networking device; and
calculating a summation of grades for difference factors regarding an individual channel of the candidate channels as the weighted grade for the individual channel.

US Pat. No. 10,342,017

IEEE 802.11 COMMUNICATION UTILIZING CARRIER SPECIFIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for wireless communication in a multi-band, multi-carrier wireless network, the method comprising:measuring, at a User Equipment (UE), interference levels in one or more of a plurality of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands;
transmitting, to an Access Point (AP), an indication of interference levels in the one or more of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands; and
receiving, at the UE, wireless data on first carriers in the one or more of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands identified by the AP based on the indication of interference levels, where interference has been mitigated on a carrier-by-carrier basis for one or more of the identified first carriers in the one or more of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands.

US Pat. No. 10,237,834

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS LINK BALANCING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a radio configured to transmit radio frequency (RF) signals to a wireless device and to receive RF signals from the wireless device; and
a controller configured to, upon determining that a power level of a probe request received from the wireless device is below a threshold:
adjust a receive sensitivity to reduce a receive radius; and
adjust a transmit radius of the radio according to the reduced receive radius.

US Pat. No. 10,236,578

ANTENNA STRUCTURES AND ASSOCIATED METHODS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND USE

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. An antenna structure, comprising:an electrically conductive, metallic dipole antenna for operation in a corresponding frequency band, the dipole antenna including:
a first dipole half that extends outward in a first direction from a first half of a feed point, and
a second dipole half that extends outward in a second direction opposite the first direction from a second half of the feed point;
wherein a feed gap is defined between the first and second halves of the feed point; and
wherein the first dipole half and the second dipole half define a first center-fed dipole antenna;
an electrically conductive, metallic first balun path extending from the first half of the feed point to a coax solder point;
an electrically conductive, metallic second balun path extending from the second half of the feed point to the coax solder point;
a coax shield connection point located on the first balun path proximate to the first half of the feed point; and
a coax conductor connection point located on the second balun path proximate to the second half of the feed point;
wherein a portion of an electrically conductive coaxial shield of a coaxial cable extends between and is electrically connected to the coax solder point and to the coax shield connection point;
wherein a balun feed path structure includes the first balun path, the second balun path, and the portion of the coaxial shield of a coaxial cable.

US Pat. No. 10,231,181

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ECONOMIZING POWER CONSUMPTION IN WIRELESS PRODUCTS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method on a wireless device for adjusting the wireless device's power configuration, the method comprising:selecting a profile, the profile comprising a first criterion;
determining that a current power configuration of the wireless device fails to meet the first criterion based upon a plurality of stimuli;
responsive to determining that the current power configuration of the wireless device fails to meet the first criterion, determining an optimized power configuration for the wireless device; and
adjusting the power configuration based upon the optimized power configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,299,150

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LTE AND WLAN COEXISTENCE

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method for enabling coexistence of different wireless bands, comprising:determining an interference duration and an interference power level of interference in a wireless band; and
reducing a backoff interval and increasing a transmission power level based upon a weighted sum of normalized factors including the interference duration and the interference power level.

US Pat. No. 10,297,898

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ANTENNA INTEGRATED CONNECTOR SHROUD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION OF DIAGNOSTICS

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. An electronic device for wireless diagnostics comprising:a Printed Circuit Board (PCB);
one or more electronic components mounted to the PCB;
an electrical connector mounted to the PCB, the electrical connector having a plurality of electrical conductors surrounded by a connector shroud, the electrical conductors being in communication with the one or more electronic components; and
first and second antenna elements in communication with the one or more electronic components, wherein the first antenna element is integrated with the PCB, and the second antenna element is integrated with the connector shroud.

US Pat. No. 10,292,159

AUTOMATED MESH POINT SURVEY AND GUIDED INSTALLATION FOR A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method for adjusting wireless network coverage in a wireless mesh network formed with one or more mesh points, the method comprising:establishing, by a mobile application on a user device of a user, a wireless communication with a first mesh point;
causing, by the mobile application, the first mesh point to measure an external network connection speed;
determining, by the mobile application, a target data rate for the wireless mesh network based on the measured external network connection speed;
instructing, via a display of the user device, the user to relocate the user device;
upon receiving an indication of relocation of the user device, performing, by the mobile application, a link estimation based on a link quality between the first mesh point and the user device so as to forecast a link quality between the first mesh point and a second mesh point using a current location of the user device as an installation location of the second mesh point; and
generating, on the display of the user device, a corresponding locational guidance for installing the second mesh point based on comparing a result of the performed link estimation against the target data rate.

US Pat. No. 10,278,179

DEDICATED BACKHAUL LINK FOR A ROBUST WIRELESS MESH NETWORK

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method for implementing a dedicated backhaul in a wireless mesh network formed with one or more mesh points, the method being performed by a first mesh point and comprising:establishing a forward wireless communication with a second mesh point;
establishing a backhaul communication, separate from the forward wireless communication, with the second mesh point,
wherein the forward wireless communication is established using a wireless communication technology using frequency bands selected from the group consisting of: a 2.4 GHz band, and a 5 GHz band, and
wherein the backhaul communication is established using a communication technology selected from the group consisting of: a power line based communication, a 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz radio frequency (RF) technology using a dedicated radio, and a sub-1GHz RF technology; and
constructing a list of backhaul candidates, each backhaul candidate having a score indicative of an estimated quality of a potential link between the first mesh point and the second mesh point;
upon determining that a quality of service of the dedicated backhaul has dropped to below a predetermined threshold, establishing an alternative backhaul communication with the second mesh point using a backhaul candidate with the highest score on the list.

US Pat. No. 10,349,244

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT THEREIN

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:a plurality of wireless network circuits, the network circuits operating on a same network technology, wherein a respective network circuit is assigned a priority; and
a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits and configured to:
determine or receive one or more operating criteria based on the priority assigned to the respective network circuit;
control operations among the network circuits by selectively adjusting one or more radio operating parameters of the respective network circuit based on the one or more operating criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,417,887

BACKHAUL AND FRONTHAUL COMMUNICATIONS IN A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method for adjusting communication links of a wireless mesh network, comprising:determining, by a first computing node of the wireless mesh network, characteristics of network data packets associated with a first client device of the wireless mesh network; and
adjusting, by the first computing node, one or both of a first fronthaul communication link or a first backhaul communication link of the wireless mesh network based on the characteristics of the network data packets, the first fronthaul communication link representing a communication link established between the first computing node and the first client device, the first backhaul communication link representing a communication link established between the first computing node and a second computing node of the wireless mesh network, wherein the adjusting includes:
changing the first fronthaul communication link to operate from within a first frequency band to a second frequency band, and
changing the first backhaul communication link to operate from within the second frequency band to the first frequency band, the first frequency band and the second frequency band being different.

US Pat. No. 10,417,888

INTRUDER DETECTION USING A WIRELESS SERVICE MESH NETWORK

NETGEAR, INC., San Franc...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting physical movement using a wireless mesh network, the wireless mesh network having a plurality of mesh points, each mesh point having a wireless coverage, wherein the wireless mesh network includes a fronthaul that provides wireless data communication to clients, and a backhaul that provides communication of management functions among the plurality of mesh points, the method comprising:retrieving a determined boundary established through the plurality of mesh points;
coordinating, via the backhaul, the mesh points to utilize one or more of the mesh points to perform detection of a physical presence of devices within the determined boundary, wherein the detection is based on a transmission and/or reception range difference in wireless network circuitry of the one or more mesh points that provides the wireless mesh network to estimate an existence of an anomalous device within the determined boundary; and
upon detecting a physical presence of the anomalous device within the determined boundary, causing a security action to be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,410,948

INTEGRATED HEAT SINK AND ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) SHIELD ASSEMBLY

Netgear, Inc., San Jose,...

1. An integrated heat sink and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shield assembly comprising:(A) a heat sink including
(a) a base; and
(b) a plurality of heat dissipating elements; and
(B) an EMI shield molded to the heat sink to form an integrated molded unit,
wherein the integrated molded unit provides a thermally conductive polymer layer between the heat sink and the EMI shield,
wherein the thermally conductive polymer layer comprises first and second portions, wherein the first and second portions are directly connected to one another with the EMI shield in between, wherein the thermally conductive polymer layer wraps around a portion of the heat sink to operatively join the heat sink to the EMI shield to form the integrated molded unit, wherein the second portion of the thermally conductive polymer layer comprises a lower surface having a flat portion disposed in a plane above an electrical component in an area surrounding the electrical component, and wherein the entire lower surface of the thermally conductive polymer layer is disposed above the electrical component.

US Pat. No. 10,412,687

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CABLE AND WLAN COEXISTENCE

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method for improving Cable and Wi-Fi coexistence in a network, comprising:determining one or more active Cable operations at a device;
determining one or more harmonics corresponding to each of the active Cable operations at the device;
for at least one harmonic of the determined harmonics:
determining a first measurement of channel quality in a first wireless band;
detecting the presence of interference in the first wireless band, the interference caused by the at least one harmonic; and
in response to the detection of the presence of interference caused by the at least one harmonic:
reducing a backoff interval; or
increasing a transmission power level;
wherein the computer-implemented method further comprises any of:
determining a second measurement of channel quality in the first wireless band following the reducing the backoff interval or following the increasing the transmission power level, and effecting a channel transition from the first wireless band to a second wireless band based on the second measurement of channel quality;
during a detection period, determining whether energy levels attributable to a Cable operation harmonic exceed a given threshold in a wireless channel, wherein the threshold comprises any of time and energy, to determine if the interference is a consistent phenomenon, wherein transitory interference does not result in a decision to avoid a channel associated with the harmonic;
effecting a transition of a client from a first component on a wireless device to a second component on the wireless device in response to the interference to establish communications via a component on the wireless device that has least negative affect on the client in view of the interference;
exchanging packets between an access point and a client, wherein the access point asks the client if the client can switch channels, wherein the client takes into account ongoing traffic when responding to the access point if a switch at this time is acceptable for the client, and wherein the access point takes client feedback into account in making a decision to move the client from a first component on a wireless device to a second component on the wireless device;
using an extended channel switch announcement element and/or extended channel switch announcement in a beacon and other frames to cover switches between two different bands; or
an access point performing deep packet inspection to determine a type of traffic, wherein, based on the deep packet inspection results for each client packet, the access point deciding which client to keep on each band and which client to move.

US Pat. No. 10,375,648

SECONDARY PROCESSOR MANAGEMENT ALLOWING DEEP SLEEP OF PRIMARY PROCESSOR

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A wireless camera system, comprising: a plurality of battery-powered, wireless node cameras, each node camera comprising an image sensor for capturing image data, a radio for performing wireless communications, at least one processor for controlling the image sensor and the radio, and at least one battery; andan access point configured to communicate wirelessly with each of the node cameras, and further configured to communicate with a control center that communicatively couples the access point to a computer network,
wherein the at least one processor in each node camera, comprises: a host processor configured to control execution of one or more active-state operations; and
a secondary processor coupled to the host processor and the radio, configured to control execution of one or more low-priority operations while the host processor is powered down, wherein the secondary processor is further configured to determine if an active-state operation is pending, and if it is determined that an active-state operation is pending, to power up the host processor to control execution of the active-state operation, wherein the host processor is configured to automatically enter a sleep mode after completion of the active-state operation and the host processor is configured to save state information pertaining to the host processor in a memory of the secondary processor and thereafter send a command to the secondary processor to shut off power from the at least one battery to the host processor and
wherein, upon being subsequently powered on, the host processor is configured to access the state information from the memory of the secondary processor and transition to the state it was in prior to being powered down, and
wherein if a low-priority operation is being executed when the active-state operation is determined to be pending, the secondary processor is further configured to suspend the low-priority operation, save information pertaining to a state of the low-priority operation in a memory, and thereafter power up the host processor to control execution of the active-state operation.