US Patent No. 9,860,937

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BRIDGING TO A LTE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK


Patent No. 9,860,937
Issue Date January 02, 2018
Title System And Method For Bridging To A Lte Wireless Communication Network
Inventorship Michael Clegg, Campbell, CA (US)
Robert MacKinnon, Mansfield (GB)
Assignee NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,860,937

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.