Patents Assigned to ARRIS Enterprises, LLC
  • Publication number: 20240244300
    Abstract: A Data Over Cable Interface Specification (DOCSIS) node includes a first DOCSIS port and a second DOCSIS port. The node also includes a plurality of radio frequency (RF) ports. A plurality of client devices can be coupled to the RF ports. A RF switching network is coupled between the first DOCSIS port and the second DOCSIS port, and the plurality of RF ports. One or more control circuits can switch the RF switching network between at least a first state and a second state. The switching of the RF switching network allows the one or more control circuits to identify which client devices are coupled to which RF ports of the node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2024
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Ayham AL-BANNA, Michael J. EMMENDORFER, William Turner HANKS, Thomas J. CLOONAN, Stephen W. SANDERS, Chris R. ZETTINGER
  • Patent number: 12040929
    Abstract: A cable mode includes a processor configured to receive fractional OFDM offset frequency spacing parameter and locations of CWT tone signals relative to locations of scattered pilot signals across an OFDM channel. The processor inserts pairs of CWT tone signals relative to the locations of the scattered pilot signals. The CWT tone signals are offset from each of the scattered pilot signals by a positive offset frequency and a negative offset frequency based on the fractional OFDM offset frequency spacing parameters. The CWT tone signals are transmitted in an upstream full duplex (FDX) subband. The CWT tone signals are processed to determine an average value of a Receive Modulation Error Ratio (RxMER) over a period of time in order to determine assigns of cable modems to interference groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Majid Chelehmal
  • Patent number: 12041318
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for managing media content having group watermarking data is disclosed. The method comprises transmitting a request to receive the media content from a content playback device, receiving a response to the transmitted request, fetching, by the content playback device according to the response, the requested media content and a watermark schema, the watermark schema fetched from cloud-based storage, identifying, by the content playback device, the group watermarking data in the media content according to the fetched watermarking schema, determining, by the content playback device if the media content is authorized for provision according to the group watermarking data and the fetched watermarking schema, and providing the media content for playback according to the determined authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Virendra Singh, Vinod Jatti
  • Patent number: 12041529
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate an exchange of messages between an access point and a station, wherein the access point requests a unique identifier from the station. The station may either respond with a message declining to provide a unique identifier or respond with a message including a unique identifier to be used by the access point for the station. The response from the station may include additional limitations on the use of the unique identifier by the access point. The access point may enforce different policies against a station depending upon how the station responds to the unique identifier request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Carol J. Ansley, Jay Strater, Kurt Lumbatis, Mark Hamilton
  • Patent number: 12041155
    Abstract: Devices and methods that receive timing information from at least one source clock in a network that exchanges data packets conforming to the Internet Protocol. The timing information preferably includes a time-to-live (TTL) field in a packet header used to: select a source of timing information; configure a PTP port, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Yair Neugeboren, Chris Zettinger
  • Patent number: 12041236
    Abstract: A method of encoding a digital video data applies adaptive pre-processing to data representing high dynamic range (HDR) and/or wide color gamut (WCG) image data prior to encoding and complementary post-processing to the data after decoding in order to allow at least partial reproduction of the HDR and/or WCG data. The example methods apply one or more color space conversions, and a perceptual transfer functions to the data prior to quantization. The example methods apply inverse perceptual transfer functions and inverse color space conversions after decoding to recover the HDR and/or WCG data. The transfer functions are adaptive so that different transfer functions may be applied to video data sets including different groups of frames, frames or processing windows in a single frame. Information on the data set and information on the applied transfer function is passed as metadata from the encoder to the decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Koohyar Minoo, Zhouye Gu, David M. Baylon, Ajay Luthra
  • Patent number: 12041299
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer-readable recording medium act upon a voice input and replay a portion of streaming media data. The smart media device has a controller, a display, a buffer for maintaining a portion of streaming media data, a speaker, a microphone, a non-transitory memory storing a program, and a communication interface configured to establish communication connections with a remote server. The smart media device receives streaming media data for output to the display and speaker from the remote server, stores a portion of the streaming media data within the buffer, receives a voice command via the input microphone while media content is output to the display and speaker, generates a data representation of dialog contained within the buffer, and outputs the data representation of dialog to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Virendra Singh, Vinod Jatti
  • Publication number: 20240236379
    Abstract: A system and method of reducing blocking artifacts and providing enhanced coding efficiency based, as least in part, upon evaluation of relative smoothness of signals at a coding boundary. In some embodiments, a boundary threshold difference can be established beyond which it is determined that the difference is representative of a natural or intended boundary and filtering can be applied to those boundaries having differences below the boundary threshold difference. In some further embodiments, the ramps of the signal across the boundary can be evaluated to determine whether weak or strong filtering might be appropriate. In some further embodiments, weak filtering can be performed that reduces blocking artifacts, improves coding efficiency, but does not distort ramp signals across the boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: David M. Baylon, Ajay Luthra
  • Publication number: 20240236344
    Abstract: A process for determining the selection of filters and input samples is provided for scalable video coding. The process provides for re-sampling using video data obtained from an encoder or decoder process of a base layer (BL) in a multi-layer system to improve quality in Scalable High Efficiency Video Coding (SHVC). In order to provide better alignment between layers, it is proposed that reference layer offset adjustment parameters be signaled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Koohyar MINOO, David M. BAYLON, Ajay LUTHRA
  • Publication number: 20240232108
    Abstract: A system that includes dynamic DMA buffer management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Kumara Swamy Tadikavagilu VENKATAPPA, Vasudevan JOTHILINGHAM, Amit KUMAR
  • Publication number: 20240236419
    Abstract: A cable distribution system includes a head end connected to a plurality of customer devices through a transmission network that includes a first remote physical device, where the first remote physical device includes remote physical layer processing, that converts digital data to analog data suitable for the plurality of customer devices, where the head end includes at least one server each of which includes a respective processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Santhana CHARI, David E. VIRAG, Michael J. EMMENDORFER, Thomas J. CLOONAN, Mircea ORBAN, Arpad JORDAN, Shawn WARNER, David GRUBB
  • Publication number: 20240236394
    Abstract: A method is provided for streaming transcoded HLS video from a video asset to allow a minimum startup delay time. A method includes pre-transcoding a first number of the HLS chunks. Then, once a request is received from a remote HLS client for the HLS video asset, transmitting a number of the pre-transcoded chunks to the remote HLS player. The pre-transcoded chunks are transmitted during a startup period until real-time transcoded chunks can be received and processed by the remote HLS player at a time position to allow seamless transition from the pre-transcoded chunks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Schmidt, William P. Franks, Paul Moroney
  • Publication number: 20240236440
    Abstract: A method for updating an embedded device that includes a processor that receives an image file including at least one of kernel software, hardware configuration data, and application software. The embedded device parses the image file to determine portions of the image file that have been indicated by at least one flag as being modified from that currently being included on the embedded device. The embedded device installing at least portions of the image file on the embedded device and resetting portions of the embedded device based upon the at least one flag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: John DiNatale, Steve Schroeder, Peter Walter, Kumara Swamy Tadikavagilu Venkatappa, Dave Padula
  • Publication number: 20240236370
    Abstract: A method of encoding a digital video, comprising receiving a high dynamic range (HDR) master of a video, a reference standard dynamic range (SDR) master of the video, and target SDR display properties at an encoder, finding a color volume transform that converts HDR values from the HDR master into SDR values that, when converted for display on the target SDR display, are substantially similar to SDR values in the reference SDR master, converting HDR values from the HDR master into SDR values using the color volume transform, generating metadata items that identifies the color volume transform to decoders, and encoding the SDR values into a bitstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2024
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Koohyar Minoo
  • Publication number: 20240236343
    Abstract: A process for determining the selection of filters and input samples is provided for scalable video coding. The process provides for re-sampling using video data obtained from an encoder or decoder process of a base layer (BL) in a multi-layer system to improve quality in Scalable High Efficiency Video Coding (SHVC). It is proposed that a single scaled reference layer offset be derived from two scaled reference layer offset parameters, and vice-versa. It is also proposed that a single scaled reference layer offset or a single reference layer offset be derived from a combination of a scaled reference layer offset parameter and a reference layer offset parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Koohyar Minoo, David M. Baylon, Ajay Luthra
  • Patent number: 12035016
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cable distribution system includes a head end connected to a plurality of customer devices through a transmission network that includes a remote fiber node that converts digital data to analog data suitable for said plurality of customer devices. The remote fiber node includes a processor. The remote fiber node resetting software applications of a control plane of the remote fiber node in a manner free from impacting providing services to the customers as a result of resetting software applications. The remote fiber node executing the reset software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Vasudevan Jothilingam, Anand Kumar Goenka, Wei Hung Hui
  • Patent number: 12035515
    Abstract: A robust, reliable, and efficient UHD HDR Internet Protocol IP client device, such as a set top box, receives content, for example, from a cable service provider so that the content can be displayed to a compatible display device with improved visual effect. The content is 4K or higher content that requires UHD/HDR for a satisfactory user experience. The UHD provides for an improved resolution of the content while HDR provides for a more intense or greater contrast range of the content when displayed on a compatible display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sagar, James Anderson, Brian M. Carroll, Ian Clarke, Qiang Bai
  • Patent number: 12034946
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method determines an encoded plurality of layers for a scalable video stream for a video where each of the plurality of layers includes a respective layer parameter setting. An additional layer for the plurality of layers is determined where the additional layer enhances a base layer in the plurality of layers and the respective layer parameter settings for the encoded plurality of layers do not take into account the additional layer. The method then determines an additional layer parameter setting for the additional layer. The additional layer parameter setting specifies a relationship between the additional layer and at least a portion of the plurality of layers where the additional layer parameter setting is used to decode the additional layer and the at least a portion of the plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Mandayam A. Narasimhan, Ajay K. Luthra
  • Publication number: 20240223724
    Abstract: A design for a Tunable Cable Simulator with a minimum number of components and low insertion loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2024
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Zhijian SUN, Brent D. ARNOLD, Eric J. CORMIER, Marcel F.C. SCHEMMANN
  • Publication number: 20240223754
    Abstract: A method of decoding JVET video, comprising defining a coding unit (CU) template within a decoded area of a video frame, the CU template being positioned above and/or to the left of a current decoding position for which data was intra predicted, defining a search window within the decoded area, the search window being adjacent to the CU template, generating a plurality of candidate prediction templates based on pixel values in the search window, each of the plurality of candidate prediction templates being generated using different intra prediction modes, calculating a matching cost between the CU template and each of the plurality of candidate prediction templates, selecting an intra prediction mode that generated the candidate prediction template that had the lowest matching cost relative to the CU template, and generating a prediction CU for the current decoding position based on the intra prediction mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2024
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Krit PANUSOPONE, Limin WANG, Koohyar MINOO