Patents by Inventor Richard Moore, Jr.

Richard Moore, Jr. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20230022642
    Abstract: An audio services agent manager (ASAM) of a control device can provide an improved user experience by iterating through a list of audio services agents so as to verify that a requested audio service is provided. The ASAM can receive an audio input from an audio input device and direct the audio input as an audio command to an audio services agent based on an audio service rule. The ASAM can verify processing of the audio command by the audio service agent based on a response received by the ASAM from the audio service agent. If the response indicates success, then the audio service requested by the audio command is provided, otherwise, the ASAM can select another audio services agent based on the audio service rule and proceed to direct the audio command to the newly selected audio services agent so as to provide the requested audio service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Richard MOORE, JR., William W. JENNINGS
  • Patent number: 11489888
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, method, and computer-readable recording medium transfer a media session from a companion device to a media hub device connected in a network. A swipe operation is performed on the companion device, and a scan request is transmitted from the companion device to media hub devices connected in the network. The companion device receives a response packet from each media hub device based on the scan request. Each response packet includes a media access control (MAC) address. The companion device calculates a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) indicating signal strengths of the media hub devices based on each response packet, and determines a media hub device having a strongest signal strength. A media session executing on the companion device is then transferred over IP to the media hub device having the strongest signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Sadeesh Kumar Karuppiah, Richard Moore, Jr., Sudeepta Bhuyan, Smit Bharada
  • Publication number: 20220303207
    Abstract: Extensive resources can be required to stage, clean-and-screen, repair, diagnose, etc. a network device. To reduce the impact on resources, a diagnostic device is used to perform diagnostic testing or analysis of a network device, such as a set top box received at a facility. The diagnostic device connects to the network device via one or more connections to initiate a diagnostic testing and analysis. The network device sends diagnostic data to the diagnostic device which uses this data to generate a diagnostic report and/or sends this data to a network resource. The diagnostic testing or analysis is used to appropriately direct the network device, for example, for repair, redistribution, disposal, or other treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Richard MOORE, JR., John D. OGDEN, David P. RESUTA
  • Publication number: 20220246163
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed for synchronously rendering audio content by a plurality of network connected speakers. In various embodiments, a media control device may receive media content comprising an audio component, the device may derive and transmit instructions for buffering and rendering the audio component to a plurality of speakers, wherein the instructions include instructions for synchronizing a rendering clock comprised within each of the more than one speakers. The device may transmit the audio component to the more than one speaker of the plurality of speakers; while monitoring status information transmitted by the plurality of speakers; and maintain or restore synchronous rendering of the audio component by the plurality of speakers in response to the status information received from the speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Christopher DELSORDO, Albert F. ELCOCK, Richard MOORE, JR., Cesar A. MORENO
  • Patent number: 11394806
    Abstract: An exemplary method and computing device for receiving a user input and determining whether the user input is a casting action for outputting content from the client device to one or more target devices. The computing device at least one target device of the one or more target devices that is eligible to output the content and identifies content source information associated with the content to be output by the at least one identified target device. One or more content output instructions are generated for outputting the content to the at least one identified target device. The computing device sends the one or more content output instructions to the at least one identified target device over a wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Albert F. Elcock, Anurag Sharma, Richard Moore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220159079
    Abstract: A smart assistant control interface for verifying security and privacy in a multiple smart assistant environment. The smart assistant control interface is presented on a display device of the network device. The smart assistant control interface allows a user to enter rules for managing Internet access through a gateway device by one or more smart assistant. The rules are sent to the gateway device. A request for Internet access status of one or more smart assistant devices is provided to the gateway device from the smart assistant control interface. The Internet access status of the one or more smart assistant devices is received from the gateway device and presented on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Richard MOORE, JR., Charles Peter CHEEVERS
  • Publication number: 20220113933
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed for managing one or more audio components of media content, perhaps using devices that may be in communication with one or more speakers. For example, a media control device may receive a first media content, where the first media content may have at least a first audio component. A second media content may be received, where the second media content may have at least a second audio component. The first audio component may be assigned to at least a first speaker of the one or more speakers. The assignment may effectively restrict the second audio component from at least the first speaker of the one or more speakers. The first audio component may be provided via at least the first speaker of the one or more speakers. The second audio component may be provided via at least a second speaker of the one or more speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Richard MOORE, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220109904
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling the selection of audio associated with one or more concurrently displayed video programs to be controlled. This system and method enable a user to select one or more concurrently displayed video programs and consequently control the routing and volume of the audio associated with one or all of the concurrently displayed video programs. The concurrently viewed videos can be presented in a picture-in-picture format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Albert Fitzgerald Elcock, Anthony Zuyderhoff, Richard Moore, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220070227
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for providing transfer and configuration of web conferencing between consumer devices includes a processor to parse one or more electronic communications on one or more computing devices associated with a user to identify web conference data. The processor may extract the web conference data in the one or more electronic communications and transmit the web conference data and the user credential data to a media device. The media device may be a smart media device and/or a digital television. The process may further receive one or more web conference user preferences and/or user credential data and transmit the one or more web conference user preferences and/or the user credential data to the media device. The processor may display the web conference on the media device according to the one or more web conference user preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. DEL SORDO, Albert F. ELCOCK, Richard MOORE, JR., Marc E. JASNER
  • Publication number: 20210258353
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, method, and computer-readable recording medium transfer a media session from a companion device to a media hub device connected in a network. A swipe operation is performed on the companion device, and a scan request is transmitted from the companion device to media hub devices connected in the network. The companion device receives a response packet from each media hub device based on the scan request. Each response packet includes a media access control (MAC) address. The companion device calculates a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) indicating signal strengths of the media hub devices based on each response packet, and determines a media hub device having a strongest signal strength. A media session executing on the companion device is then transferred over IP to the media hub device having the strongest signal strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Sadeesh Kumar KARUPPIAH, Richard MOORE, JR., Sudeepta BHUYAN, Smit BHARADA
  • Publication number: 20210204015
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, method, and computer-readable recording medium for automatic routing of an audio output using a smart media device (SMD), which includes receiving a request for audio content or audio and visual content, obtaining the audio content or the audio and visual content requested, and determining a power state of an audio/video (AV) output device. If the power state is determined to be ON, the audio content or the audio and visual content is automatically routed to the AV output device, and if the power state is determined to be OFF, the audio content is automatically routed to the SMD for output. If the power state is determined to be OFF and the request is for audio and visual content, the power state of the AV output device is controlled ON, and the audio and visual content is routed to the AV output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Moore, JR., Mallika Subramanyam
  • Publication number: 20210098137
    Abstract: Increasingly, multiple users and multiple network devices are connecting to or requesting access to and/or from network resources. Users are increasingly expanding the number of network devices connected to a network. For example, a Home Network Environment (HNE) can have multiple networked devices connected to a single network. Each network device has its own interface and each network device is controlled via this interface which is generally located at the network device. A smart media device (SMD) can provide a centralized control for the multiple network devices and access to and/or from the multiple network resources. The SMD can provide control of one or more Internet of Things devices communicatively coupled to the SMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Brian CARROLL, Richard MOORE, JR., Mallika SUBRAMANYAM, Joseph PETRY
  • Publication number: 20210014335
    Abstract: An exemplary method and computing device for receiving a user input and determining whether the user input is a casting action for outputting content from the client device to one or more target devices. The computing device at least one target device of the one or more target devices that is eligible to output the content and identifies content source information associated with the content to be output by the at least one identified target device. One or more content output instructions are generated for outputting the content to the at least one identified target device. The computing device sends the one or more content output instructions to the at least one identified target device over a wireless connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Albert F. ELCOCK, Anurag SHARMA, Richard MOORE, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160379105
    Abstract: Signals representing local events and/or state are captured at a mobile device and utilized by a machine learning system to recognize patterns of user behaviors and make predictions to automatically launch an application, initiate within-application activities, or perform other actions. The local signals may include, for example, location information such as geofence crossings; alarm settings; use of network connections like Wi-Fi, cellular, and Bluetooth®; device state such as battery level, charging status, and lock screen state; device movement indicating that the device user may be driving, walking, running, or stationary; audio routing such as headphones being used; telemetry data from other devices; and application state including launches and within-application activities. A feedback loop is supported in which the machine learning system may utilize feedback from the user as part of a learning process to adapt and tune the system's predictions to improve the relevance of the predictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Larry Richard Moore, Jr., Valerie Wang, Sandeep Sahasrabudhe
  • Patent number: 7460525
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus are provided to enable access to mobile and voice over IP (VoIP) telephone networks with a mobile handset. A VoIP gateway for the VoIP telephone network is provided. A cable modem allows communication between the handset and the VoIP telephone network via the VoIP gateway. A local network connects the handset to the VoIP gateway. The mobile handset determines whether it is within range of the local network. If the handset is within the range of the local network, data traffic may be routed to and from the handset via the VoIP telephone network. If the handset is outside of the range of the local network, data traffic may be routed to and from the handset via the mobile telephone network. The data traffic may comprise telephony data traffic and/or Internet protocol (IP) data traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7035270
    Abstract: A home networking gateway provides an interface between an HFC network and an in-home network. Full voice and data connection between the HFC network and each device in the in-home network is provided through the interface. A translator included in the home networking gateway is utilized to provide a mapping between the communication protocols used in the in-home network and the protocols used in the HFC network, eliminating the need for the in-home network to be dependent upon the HFC-specific protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Moore, Jr., William H. Blum
  • Patent number: 6842435
    Abstract: The invention provides a system which monitors and controls upstream path congestion by utilizing a MAC layer protocol wherein an upstream communication cell is transmitted from a settop box to the headend. The upstream cell contains a message field and a retry count. The retry count is incremented upon failure of each attempt to communicate with the headend within the upstream path. A downstream cell from the headend to the settop terminals contains an acknowledgment field and an optional power control field. Upstream path congestion is monitored by the headend through averaging or other suitable monitoring all of the retry count field data which arrives from the network of settop terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Tom Doblmaier, Richard Moore, Jr., T. Randy Nash
  • Patent number: 6807195
    Abstract: The generation and upstream transmission of voice packets in an HFC network is controlled by including a synchronization circuit in the broadband terminal interface unit. The synchronization circuit is used to generate the timing signals for the codec, DSP and host microprocessor so that as the host microprocessor receives an upstream grant, the remaining components will assemble and forward the packets in synchronization with the grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignees: General Instrument Corp., Telogy Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Moore, Jr., William H. Blum, Edward Morgan, Zoran M. Ladenovic, Andrew Allen, Michael Konopinski