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Vubiq Networks’ Patent Portfolio


Vubiq Networks has been an innovator in millimeter wave technology for over a decade. Leveraging a 30-year history in wireless engineering, we have been able to apply the wide spectrum of bandwidths that became available in the 60 GHz V-Band and 70/80 GHz E-Band. By recognizing early on that the future of wireless applications would depend on extremely high frequencies, Vubiq Networks’ founder and CTO Mike Pettus participated during the mid-90s in the Millimeter Wave Communications Working Group that provided the FCC with the initial framework for creating the existing 60 GHz operating rules.

Today, Vubiq Networks’ technology innovation is reflected in our growing portfolio of 19 US technology patents, one US technology patent application publication, and two European technology patents in millimeter wave components and system-level communications. This valuable intellectual property portfolio provides the company with the ability to continue to design and create innovative solutions in:

 


Telecommunications

The primary application for our millimeter wave broadband wireless technology has been in high-speed, point-to-point connectivity. Our millimeter wave radio innovations have resulted in superior speeds and ease of deployment and operation. We have created patented component and system-level solutions for the telecommunications markets with multi-gigabit products that continue to evolve.

Our innovative V-Band wireless products include the HaulPass V10g 10 Gbps radio. For the E-Band spectrum, we have applied our advanced technologies and design philosophies to create the HaulPass E10g 10 Gbps radio and our breakthrough HaulPass Fiber, the industry’s first software-defined radio front end (RFE). As a true “wireless fiber” solution, HaulPass Fiber integrates seamlessly into the most complex networks by placing control of the radio where network operators want it: at the network application or as an extension of a nearby switch. Simply plug the API-driven radio into an existing network and instantly extend the fiber wirelessly.

Thanks to our patented Modular Integrated Waveguide technology that separates the digital components from the analog components, we are able to rapidly develop new millimeter wave radios that consistently leapfrog the competition for high-speed wireless broadband applications.

Taken together, these developments reinforce our strong leadership position in millimeter wave innovation. What’s more, our future product development roadmap includes plans for wireless broadband solutions up to 50 Gbps.

Read more about of millimeter wave point-to-point telecom products.

 

Millimeter wave technology patents:

US Patent Number 7768457, issued August 3, 2010. Integrated Antenna and Chip Package and Manufacturing thereof.

US Patent Number 7868841, issued January 11, 2011. Full-Wave DI-Patch Antenna.

US Patent Number 8385461, issued February 26, 2013. On-Off Keying using Vector Modulation.

US Patent Number 8477070, issued July 2, 2013. Integrated Antenna and Chip Package and Method of Manufacturing thereof.

US Patent Number 9088058, issued July 21, 2015. Waveguide Interface with a Launch Transducer and a Circular Interface Plate.

US Patent Number 9893406, issued February 13, 2018. A Method of Forming a Waveguide Interface by Providing a Mold to Form a Support Block of the interface.

US Patent Number 10320047, issued June 11, 2019. Waveguide Assembly Comprising a Molded Waveguide Interface Having a Support Block for a Launch Transducer That Is Coupled to a Communications Device through a Flange Attached to the Interface.

European Patent EP2467897B1, issued March 7, 2019, Precision Waveguide Interface.

US Patent Number 10818997, issued October 27, 2020. Waveguide Interface and Printed Circuit Board Launch Transducer Assembly and Methods of Use Thereof.

US Patent Number 11689298, issued June 27, 2023. Methods of Aligning an Articulated Antenna Device.

US Patent Number 11936087, issued March 19, 2024. Printed Circuit Board with First and Second Surfaces Configured for Waveguide Coupling a Diplexer Mounted on the First Surface to a Transmitter and a Receiver Mounted on the Second Surface.

US Patent Application Publication 2022/0132352A1, published April 28, 2022. API Driven Remote Radiofrequency Front End Device and Methods of Use Thereof.


Wireless Data Centers and Cloud Computing

One of the most exciting areas of our millimeter wave intellectual property is in the application of ultra high-speed, short-range communications as applied to solving the scaling constraints and costs for internal data center connectivity and switching. The limits of cabled and centralized switching architectures are completely eliminated by leveraging the wide bandwidths of millimeter wave spectrum for the high-density communications requirements inside the modern data center.

We now have the ability to provide more than one terabit per second (> 1Tb/s) of wireless uplink capacity from a single server rack through our innovative approach to create a millimeter wave massive mesh network. The elimination of all inter-rack cabling – as well as the elimination of all aggregation and core switches – is combined with higher throughput, lower latency, lower power, higher reliability, and lower cost by using millimeter wave wireless connectivity. We have been awarded four patents that cover chip-to-chip, blade-to-blade, and ultimately server-to-server communications without cables and switches. With the recent increase from the FCC in unlicensed spectrum (from 57 to 71 GHz), 14 GHz of bandwidth is now at our disposal to further enable wireless data center and cloud computing applications.

Read more about our wireless data center and cloud computing innovation.

wireless data center Continuation in Part (CIP) patents:

US Patent Number 7929474, issued April 19, 2011. System and Method for Wireless Communication in a Backplane Fabric Architecture.

US Patent Number 8422414, issued April 16, 2013. System and Method for Wireless Communication in a Backplane Fabric Architecture.

US Patent Number 8897184, issued November 25, 2014. System and Method for Wireless Communication in a Backplane Fabric Architecture.

US Patent Number 9537794, issued January 3, 2017. System and Method for Wireless Communication in a Backplane Fabric Architecture.

European Patent EP2737718B1, issued April 9, 2019. System and Method for Wireless Communication in a Backplane Fabric Architecture.

Wireless Fabric Patents Executive Summary:

Download our Wireless Fabric Architecture Patent Portfolio Executive Summary.


Radio Frequency Identification

Our millimeter wave radio frequency identification (RFID) patents cover a unique data encoding scheme that exploits the natural physics of antennas at a tremendously small scale. The result is a chipless RFID tag that approaches the cost of printing a bar code, but with the ability to contain hundreds of data bits in the size of a postage stamp. Using our innovative millimeter wave hyperimaging radar techniques, not only can the data be retrieved from the tag, but also physically located. This new hyperimaging approach to RFID significantly reduces cost, while providing performance advantages and features not seen in existing systems.

Read more about our RFID innovations.

 

Video: Vubiq Networks Patented RFID Technology

RFID hyperimaging patents and patent applications:

US Patent Number 7460014, issued December 2, 2008. RFID System Utilizing Parametric Reflective Technology

US Patent Number 7498940, issued March 3, 2009. RFID System Utilizing Parametric Reradiated Technology

US Patent Number 10839179, issued November 17, 2020. Multimode Millimeter Wave RFID Systems and Methods of Use Thereof (23 Claims)

US Patent Number 11216625, issued January 4, 2022. High Bit Density Millimeter Wave RFID Systems, Devices, and Methods Thereof

US Patent Number 11288468, issued March 29, 2022. Multimode Millimeter Wave RFID Systems and Methods of Use Thereof (33 Claims)

RFID Hyperimaging Patent Portfolio Executive Summary:

Download our RFID Hyperimaging Patent Portfolio Executive Summary.


World’s First Integrated Transmitter and Receiver with Antenna

One of the Vubiq Networks’ first product offerings during the company’s early stage was the creation and production of a full millimeter wave transmitter and receiver at 60 GHz, including antenna, within a ball grid array (BGA) surface-mount package. The Vubiq Networks V60RX/TX110 was the world’s first millimeter wave integrated transmitter and receiver in a single module. Specifications include:

  • Complete millimeter wave receiver and antenna
  • 57 to 64 GHz unlicensed band
  • dB system noise figure typical
  • 500 MHz baseband channels
  • I/Q, AM, FM detectors
  • > 1.5 GHz detection bandwidth at 60 GHz
  • On-chip synthesizer covers 57 to 63 GHz with 0.5 GHz step size
  • Reference clock 285.714 MHz
  • Internal high efficiency antenna
  • Antenna gain > 12 dBi typical
  • Low-loss millimeter wave radome
  • 81-pin BGA package – 10mm x 10mm x 4mm

Read more about our V60RX/TX110 innovation.

integrated transmitter and receiver technology patents:

US Patent Number 7768457, issued August 3, 2010. Integrated Antenna and Chip Package and Method of Manufacturing thereof.

US Patent Number 8477070, issued July 2, 2013. Integrated Antenna and Chip Package and Method of Manufacturing thereof.


The Future: Making Millimeter Wave Ubiquitous

At Vubiq Networks, we will continue to create unique, patented solutions that break the traditional molds of millimeter wave wireless broadband applications. Future spectrum allocations above 100 GHz are now being planned to bring unprecedented bandwidths into existence. We will welcome these exciting new frontiers with innovation and solutions for applications that are yet to be imagined.