Patents Assigned to ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10476601
    Abstract: Preventing optical beat interference includes dynamically managing an adjustable optical transmitter wavelength of each of a plurality of customer premises equipment, wherein each of the plurality of customer premises equipment is in bidirectional communication with a customer premises equipment controller. A bidirectional communication system includes a customer premises equipment controller; and a plurality of customer premises equipment coupled to the customer premises equipment controller, each of the plurality of customer premises equipment having an adjustable optical transmitter wavelength, wherein each of the plurality of customer premises equipment is in bidirectional communication with the customer premises equipment controller to prevent optical beat interference by dynamically managing the adjustable optical transmitter wavelength of each of the plurality of customer premises equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan Gadkari, Zulfikar Morbi, Daryoosh Rejaly, Steven Hopkins
  • Patent number: 9167259
    Abstract: Methods and systems for defining a compression and reconstruction scheme of a media stream, for generating and transmitting a base media layer and enhancement data layers and for reconstructing compressed representations of the media stream from the base media layer and the enhancement data layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Eshet, Ran Oz, Nery Strasman
  • Patent number: 9100703
    Abstract: A set top box includes an interface to a video on demand system, the interface adapted to receive communications from one or more modulators of a modulator group of the video on demand system. The set top further includes a decoder configured to extract a modulator group identifier periodically inserted into communications directed the set top box from the one or more modulators, the modulator group identifier unique to a physical transmission path from a headend of the video on demand system to the one or more modulators. The set top includes a video-on-demand request interface to the video on demand system, the video on demand request interface configured to output a request for video on demand data including the modulator group identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay B Schiller, Andrew J. B Poole
  • Patent number: 9083995
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to detect possible fraudulent use of a customer premise equipment device. Information identifying a device connected to a customer premise equipment device can be retrieved and compared to historical information identifying one or more devices previously connected to the customer premise equipment device. The customer premise equipment device can be classified as a device suspected of fraudulent use when the current information identifying a device connected to the customer premise equipment device is different than the historical information identifying the one or more devices previously connected to the customer premise equipment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: William Hanks
  • Patent number: 9066138
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses can replace content within a manifest driven streaming video program. A generic manifest file can be retrieved, original content within the streaming program can be identified for replacement, and a user specific manifest file can be generated that includes references to replacement content instead of the original content identified for replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Kraiman, Guy W. Cherry
  • Patent number: 9065566
    Abstract: Systems and methods of this disclosure can operate to provide digitization and optical transport of legacy and extended return path signals in hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) based broadband networks. A common radio frequency (RF) front-end can be used for the digitization of return path signals comprising analog to digital converters (A/Ds) with a precision and sampling rate to meet the SNR requirements of the communication system. Additionally the same digital signal processing logic can also be used through the implementation of digital filter(s) in FPGA technology where different FPGA images can be used to support different digital filtering configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence Richards, Zhijian Sun, Zoran Maricevic, Dean Painchaud
  • Patent number: 9014576
    Abstract: An optical-to-electrical converter may include and/or involve a splitter to separate one or more narrowcast signals from a broadcast signal, at least one broadcast signal receiver to receive the broadcast signal separated from one or more narrowcast signals, at least one narrowcast signal receiver to receive the narrowcast signal separated from the broadcast signal, the narrowcast receiver including an attenuator and a filter, and a controller including logic to dynamically monitor and adjust the attenuator to maintain separation between the broadcast and narrowcast signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel F. Schemmann, Venk Mutalik, Long Zou, Zhijian Sun
  • Patent number: 8953646
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating a multiplex of media streams, the method includes the steps of: (i) receiving a set of media streams that comprises first type media stream components and second type media stream components; (ii) applying a modification process that is not adapted to modify second type media stream components, such as to provide at least one modified first type media stream component; and (iii) multiplexing at least the second type media stream components and the modified first type media stream components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Nery Strasman, Amit Esbet, Oren Reches
  • Publication number: 20150026710
    Abstract: A method for providing programs, the method includes: (i) providing a program multiplex to multiple users device; (ii) considering a removal of at least one program from the multiplex in response to program viewing parameters; (iii) allowing at least one user to respond to a possible removal of the program; and (iv) determining whether to remove the al least one program in response to received user removal responses. A user device that includes a transceiver unit that is connected to a controller, wherein the device is adapted to receive a program multiplex, to receive an indication that at least one program is to be removed from the multiplex, and to selectively transmit a program removal response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: ARRIS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Swaminatha Vasudevan, Pritesh Mukeshbhai Dave, Kumaraguru Dhandapani, Ran Oz, Nery Strasman
  • Patent number: 8917986
    Abstract: A optical transmission system includes light sources generating light of at least two wavelengths, where any two adjacent wavelengths are separated by less than 10 nm. The wavelengths fall within the zero dispersion zone of an optical fiber, and may be shifted by 1 nm or less to reduce crosstalk effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Venk Mutalik, Marcel F. Schemmann, Long Zou, Zhijian Sun
  • Patent number: 8879591
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a laser that generates a predetermined wavelength when the laser operates at room temperature, the predetermined wavelength being offset from a specific wavelength. The laser has a controlled wavelength range due to a wavelength drift, the wavelength range having a first wavelength as the upper boundary and a second wavelength as the lower boundary, the first wavelength is generated when the laser operates at a first temperature of an ambient and the second wavelength is generated when the laser operates at a predetermined temperature higher than a second temperature of the ambient. The apparatus includes a heater that heats the laser such that a wavelength in the controlled wavelength range that is generated by the laser when heated by the heater from the second temperature is longer than a short wavelength that is generated by the laser centered on the specific wavelength that operates at the second temperature; and a control circuit configured to turn on the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Paul Simler, Charles Jay Pifer, Robert Allen Shincovich
  • Patent number: 8862765
    Abstract: A process of managing bandwidth in a computer network having normal users and users that consume a disproportionate amount of bandwidth includes creating bandwidth gates for m users causing disproportionate traffic on the network, each bandwidth gate providing a bandwidth of y, and setting m to a minimum and y to a maximum for the set m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra S. Annambhotla, Harindranath Nair, Daniel J. Rice, Robert F. Cruickshank, III
  • Patent number: 8855139
    Abstract: A method for providing programs, the method includes: (i) providing a program multiplex to multiple users device; (ii) considering a removal of at least one program from the multiplex in response to program viewing parameters; (iii) allowing at least one user to respond to a possible removal of the program; and (iv) determining whether to remove the al least one program in response to received user removal responses. A user device that includes a transceiver unit that is connected to a controller, wherein the device is adapted to receive a program multiplex, to receive an indication that at least one program is to be removed from the multiplex, and to selectively transmit a program removal response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Swaminatha Vasudevan, Pritesh Mukeshbhai Dave, Kumaraguru Dhandapani, Ran Oz, Nery Strasman
  • Publication number: 20140255045
    Abstract: An optical transmitter includes a laser and an external modulator that is used to modulate the optical signal using amplitude modulation (AM). The AM is accompanied by frequency modulation (FM) of the output signal that is generally detrimental to system performance. Both the laser and the modulator are driven by an RF input signal, where part of this RF signal is common. By adjusting the relative drive signals the FM response to the modulator drive signal can be cancelled by a laser drive signal or adjusted to a preferred value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcel F. Schemmann
  • Publication number: 20140254390
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for qualifying quality of service in data services delivered through wireless networks established by wireless access points (WAPs) are disclosed. A portable computing device can be used to execute a wireless network connectivity qualification application that can include functionality for testing and evaluating wireless network connectivity signals between various devices, including the WAP, in a particular local wireless network. Based on the test results, the application can generate recommendations for remedying any detected network issues. The recommendations can be determined from information stored locally on the portable computing device or in remote backend servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol J. Ansley, Harindranath P. Nair, Vishal Dhruv, Elaine May
  • Patent number: 8824509
    Abstract: Method and system for providing data, video and voice to a group of end user devices includes receiving end user device group quality of service rules and access network node bandwidth constraints; assigning multicast addresses and unicast addresses to end user devices of the group in response to the access node bandwidth constraints; and providing, in response to the end user device group quality of service rules and requests to receive services from the residential gateways, data, video and voice utilizing the assigned multicast addresses and unicast addresses. Further methods include receiving location information representative of distances between multiple end user devices and access nodes; defining end user bandwidth constraints in response to the location information and in response to access node bandwidth constraints; and providing, in response to the end user bandwidth constraints and to requests to receive services from the end user devices, data, compressed video and voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ran Oz, Nery Strasman
  • Patent number: 8824855
    Abstract: A digital splicing process includes calculating the length of data to be inserted into a transport stream between first and second video clips; and removing B-frames in the second clip that reference non-existent I-frames without replacing the removed B-frames with new B-frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean M. Sheedy, Guy Cherry
  • Patent number: 8806052
    Abstract: A customer-premises equipment (CPE) gateway and methods for operation thereof, and a multimedia server and methods for operation thereof are disclosed. The method for the CPE gateway including: (a) receiving, by the CPE gateway, a first internet group management protocol (IGMP) compliant command; (b) generating by the CPE gateway, in response to the first IGMP compliant command, a unicast command that instructs a multimedia server to generate a unicast media stream; wherein the generating including concealing multicast information from at least one IGMP compliant entity that follows the CPE gateway; and (c) transmitting, by the CPE gateway, the unicast command to the at least one IGMP compliant entity; wherein the unicast command passes through the at least one IGMP compliant entity and reaches the multimedia server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: John Reister
  • Patent number: 8706894
    Abstract: A system, method and a computer-readable medium having a computer-readable code embodied therein for providing content to a user, the method includes: generating, by a media provider, an instruction to fulfill a preliminary condition for receiving a second media conveying stream; transmitting the instruction to the user while also sending a first multicast media conveying stream; waiting for a preliminary condition fulfillment time period to lapse from an end of the transmitting of the instruction; and transmitting, by the media provider, the second media conveying stream towards the user, wherein the transmitting is initiated without being aware of an exact timing of a fulfillment of the preliminary condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Nery Strasman, John Reister, Asi Elad, Amit Eshet, Omri Tal, Gilat Avieli
  • Patent number: 8693849
    Abstract: At least one trickplay source file is generated from original media content. Trickplay view files for rendering particular trickplay view rates are then generated from the trickplay source file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Eduardo S. C. Takahashi