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Recent patent applications related to Arris Enterprises Llc. Arris Enterprises Llc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Arris Enterprises Llc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Arris Enterprises Llc, we're just tracking patents.

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12/31/15 / #20150382383

Initiating and monitoring wireless connection between station and access point

Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate the initiation of a wireless setup between a station and an access point upon the station receiving a predetermined input from a user. The status of a wireless connection between the station and an access point may be displayed to a user through one or more display interfaces or light indicators associated with the station. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/31/15 / #20150381979

Method for using a decoder or look-ahead encoder to control an adaptive pre-filter

An adaptive video pre-filter system is provided that uses a blend of both spatially neighboring pixels and motion compensated neighboring pixels to produce a filtered output that has reduced pixel noise to drive a primary encoder. In one embodiment, the pre-filter is used with a look-ahead encoder that provides a complexity input control to a pre-filter enabling the pre-filter to provide a filtered video signal to a primary encoder. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/31/15 / #20150381690

Server side adaptive bit rate control for http streaming clients

Methods and systems are described for adaptively transmitting streaming data to a client. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, in a server, a request for a data asset from the client, transcoding at least an segment of the data asset according to initial transcoding parameters, transmitting a first fragment of the transcoded segment of the data asset from the server to the client over a communication channel, generating an estimate of a bandwidth of the communications channel at least in part from information acknowledging reception of at least the first fragment of the transcoded segment of the data asset by the client, generating adaptive transcoding parameters at least in part from an estimate of a bandwidth of the communications channel, the estimate generated at the server, transcoding a further segment of the data asset according to the adaptive transcoding parameters, and transmitting the further segment of the data asset.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/24/15 / #20150373383

Trick-play streams for adaptive bitrate streaming

A method of generating a trick-play stream is provided that includes providing a master trick-play stream having a plurality of groups of pictures, wherein each group of pictures comprises a leading intra-coded frame and a plurality of inter-coded frames, and frames within of each group of pictures encoded with a temporally scalable hierarchical encoding relationship, deriving a trick-play stream from the master trick-play stream for a particular temporal resolution by skipping a consistent pattern of frames from each group of pictures that are not needed to decode other frames at the particular temporal resolution according to the temporally scalable hierarchical encoding relationship, and providing the trick-play stream to a client device, wherein the trick-play stream is packaged to appear to the client device as a standards-compliant adaptive bitrate stream.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/24/15 / #20150373379

Acceleration of context adaptive binary arithmetic coding (cabac) in video codecs

A method is provided for determining a context-index when performing context-based adaptive binary arithmetic coding (cabac) for video compression or decompression includes initializing to an initialized value each of a plurality of context-indexes of chosen syntax elements associated with a given block (e.g., a macroblock). The context-index of dependent neighboring blocks of the given block is evaluated. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/24/15 / #20150371280

Tracking ad preferences in adaptive bit rate systems

An adaptive bit rate system uses adaptive streaming to deliver content to client devices capable of adaptive bit rate streaming. Techniques for advertisement management include monitoring ad skipping by an adaptive bit rate client device that receives media chunks from the adaptive bit rate system. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/24/15 / #20150370007

Light guide with integrated icon

A method of manufacture can produce an apparatus for reflecting light from a light source to an icon, wherein the icon is integrated with the apparatus. An extrusion in the shape of the icon can be molded onto one end of the apparatus. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/17/15 / #20150365735

Method and system for generating references to related video

A method of generating references to related videos is provided. Closed caption text of a primary video is analyzed to identify at least one keyword contained within the closed captioned text and a separate pre-determined listing of keywords. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/17/15 / #20150365716

Selection of thumbnails for video segments

A method of identifying a representative image of a video stream is provided. Similarity between video frames of a primary video stream relative to video frames of a different secondary video stream having similar content is evaluated and a video frame from the primary video stream having a greatest extent of similarity relative to a video frame of the secondary video stream is identified. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/17/15 / #20150365466

Dual-mode download manager

This disclosure provides for automatically changing the mode of download of a download manager in a customer premise equipment device. In some implementations, the download manager can send a timeout option to a tftp server and automatically change the mode of download based on whether a timeout option acknowledgement is received. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/17/15 / #20150363648

Detection of demarcating segments in video

A method of detecting frames in a video that demarcate a pre-determined type of video segment within the video is provided. The method includes identifying visually distinctive candidate marker frames within the video, grouping the candidate marker frames into a plurality of groups based on visual similarity, computing a collective score for each of the groups based on temporal proximity of each of the candidate marker frames within the group to related events occurring within the video, and selecting at least one of the groups based on the collective proximity scores as marker frames that demarcate the pre-determined type of video segment. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/17/15 / #20150363576

Restricted code signing

A method and system is provided for signing data such as code images. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, from a requestor, a request to sign the data according to a requested configuration selected from a first configuration, in which the data is for use with any of the set of devices, and a second configuration in which the data is for use only with a subset of a set of devices; modifying the data according to the requested configuration; generating a data signature using the modified data; and transmitting the generated data signature to the requestor. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/03/15 / #20150351280

Pivotable fan assembly and associated systems

A pivotable fan assembly includes a mounting frame, a panel, and a bracket. The panel can be coupled to the mounting frame at a first edge. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/03/15 / #20150350718

Deduplication of scheduled recordings

In embodiments of a method, system, and device for deduplicating recordings of an audiovisual content, while a stream time is at least equal to a recording start time, and while the stream time has not yet reached a recording end time, a next chunk start time is determined and a new current chunk of the plurality of chunks is recorded, repeatedly until the next chunk start time has been reached. Chunks that each have identical chunk start times and identical chunk end times are deduplicated.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/03/15 / #20150350662

On reference layer and scaled reference layer offset parameters for inter-layer prediction in scalable video coding

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). ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/03/15 / #20150350652

Content aware scheduling in a hevc decoder operating on a multi-core processor platform

A method is provided for decoding an encoded video stream on a processor having a plurality of processing cores includes receiving and examining a video stream to identify any macroscopic constructs present therein that support parallel processing. Decoding of the video stream is divided into a plurality of decoding functions. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

12/03/15 / #20150347721

System and apparatus for fault-tolerant configuration and orchestration among multiple drm systems

A method of updating a common provisioning system (cps) service is provided that includes: selecting a drm service level from a drm provider and a corresponding cps service for said drm service level; determining if the cps service is associated with one or more cps packages; for each associated cps package, determining if the association is in a corrupt state, wherein the association is in a corrupt state if at least one package content collection (pcc) for the cps package does not correctly include or exclude the drm service level that corresponds to said cps service; and for each associated cps package in a non-corrupt state, updating a package content collection (pcc) in the drm provider.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/26/15 / #20150341649

Signaling and selection for the enhancement of layers in scalable video

A method is provided for signaling individual layer parameters in a transport stream that includes: indicating, using a supplemental enhancement information (sei) message in the video stream, operation point information; inserting the operation point information in the transport stream using an operation point descriptor; and providing the operation point descriptor in a program map table (pmt).. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/26/15 / #20150341645

Signaling for addition or removal of layers in scalable video

A method of signaling individual layers in a transport stream is provided that includes: determining a plurality of layers in a transport stream, wherein each layer includes a respective transport stream parameter setting; determining an additional layer for the plurality of layers in the transport stream, wherein the additional layer enhances one or more of the plurality of layers including a base layer and the respective layer parameter settings for the plurality of layers do not take into account the additional layer; and determining an additional transport stream parameter setting for the additional layer, the additional transport stream parameter setting specifying a relationship between the additional layer and at least a portion of the plurality of layers, wherein the additional transport stream parameter setting is used to decode the additional layer and the at least a portion of the plurality of layers.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/26/15 / #20150341644

Individual buffer management in transport of scalable video

A method is provided to determine buffer parameter settings for a plurality of layers in a transport stream. Each layer includes a respective transport stream buffer parameter setting. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/19/15 / #20150334431

Averting ad skipping in adaptive bit rate systems

An adaptive bit rate system uses adaptive streaming to deliver content to client devices capable of adaptive bit rate streaming. Techniques for averting or inhibiting ad skipping by an adaptive bit rate client device that receives media chunks from the adaptive bit rate system may include techniques for both live content and on demand content. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/19/15 / #20150334386

Automatic video comparison of the output of a video decoder

The automatic video comparison system for measuring the quality of decoded data described herein provides a method for measuring the quality of decoded data at the level of sub-units of a unit of data, for instance at the level of sub-blocks of a video frame. The system can therefore locate defects that may not otherwise be detected by an automated system that measures quality at the level of the entire frame. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/19/15 / #20150334244

Network-administered conference call using sip messaging

Methods, systems, and apparatus can be used for the establishment of a conference call via a packet network (which may be an ip fixed packet network) administered by a communications server, including a session initiated protocol (sip) based server.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/12/15 / #20150326566

Password scheme that can be used for security of modems in an independently operated cable system that is scalable with dynamically changeable passwords

A password scheme is provided that can be used for security of cable modems in a cable network. In the system, the password is unique to each modem, the password is not fixed for the life of the device, is not shared across cable systems, is easily recoverable after a compromise, and is changed periodically based on some type of configuration. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/12/15 / #20150326563

Provisioning drm credentials on a client device using an update server

A method of provisioning drm credentials on a client device, comprising receiving drm credentials at an update server from a key generation system, the drm credentials having been encrypted by the key generation system, receiving a drm credential request from a client device, the drm credential request comprising a digital signature, a device class certificate, and an authorization token, authenticating the drm credential request by validating the digital signature and the device class certificate, extracting and validating the authorization token, and providing the drm credentials to the client device.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

11/05/15 / #20150319447

Reference layer and scaled reference layer offsets for scalable video coding

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). ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/29/15 / #20150312644

Hybrid resource management system and method

A method of optimizing the delivery of content over a content delivery network to client devices in accordance with optimization rules is provided. Requests for allocation and release of content delivery resources over a content delivery network are monitored, and the processing capabilities of client devices receiving content over the content delivery network are determined. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/29/15 / #20150312629

User interface with video frame tiles

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the provisioning of a user interface with video frame tiles. Specific content sources or pieces of content may be identified according to various parameters, and media renderings of the associated content may be generated. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/29/15 / #20150312594

Error recovery for video delivery via a segmentation process

A client device may receive encoded video via a transport stream based on a video coding protocol. When errors result in receiving the encoded video, the client device may use an internet protocol (ip) connection to recover from the error. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/29/15 / #20150312582

Scalable video coding using reference and scaled reference layer offsets

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). ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/29/15 / #20150311974

Microreflection delay estimation in a catv network

Systems and methods of estimating a distance to a cause of a micro-reflection in a catv network.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/22/15 / #20150304064

Distributed optical combining: obi free, power free

. . Implementing a laser into a system that uses a remote powered combiner or an aggregating combiner (ac) with one or more in-range contributing combiners may provide power to the downstream contributing combiners (cc). The power may be provided on the same fiber that downstream signals and the upstream signals traverse.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/22/15 / #20150304052

Optical combiner energy harvesting

Powering an active/splitter and providing information to onus to cause adjustments to onu operating wavelengths. An onu may identify the port of a splitter to which the onu is connected in order to make wavelength adjustments. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/22/15 / #20150304042

Optical and rf techniques for aggregation of photo diode arrays

An active receiver structure that combines a large number of detectors without bandwidth penalty may provide a better signal-to-noise ratio (snr) than conventional radio frequency over glass (rfog) networks. A transmission line receiver is used to combine a large number of optical detectors into a single radio frequency (rf) signal without a bandwidth penalty and a modest penalty in noise performance that results in an snr that is much better than traditional optical combining techniques that are followed by a single detector. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/22/15 / #20150304040

Systems and methods for optical modulation index calibration in a catv network

Systems and methods for optical modulation index calibration in a catv network.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/22/15 / #20150304039

Systems and methods for clip prevention in a catv network

Systems and methods for preventing laser clipping in a catv network.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/22/15 / #20150304038

Active optical combiner for catv network

An active optical combiner for a catv network.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/22/15 / #20150304034

N-input receiver: rfog obi mitigation with retransmission

A multimode combiner or coupler (mmc) may combine the inputs into a larger core multimode fiber. The multimode combiner may be combined with a re-transmitting laser for detecting and re-transmitting signals. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/01/15 / #20150281752

Adaptive streaming transcoder synchronization

Techniques for synchronizing streams in an adaptive streaming environment include cross-chassis and intra-chassis synchronization of video and/or audio. In an adaptive streaming system that streams content in segments or chunks at varying levels of quality corresponding to different coding rates, implementations enable seamless switching between output streams. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/01/15 / #20150281751

Adaptive streaming transcoder synchronization

Techniques for synchronizing streams in an adaptive streaming environment include cross-chassis and intra-chassis synchronization of video and/or audio. In an adaptive streaming system that streams content in segments or chunks at varying levels of quality corresponding to different coding rates, implementations enable seamless switching between output streams. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/01/15 / #20150281746

Adaptive streaming transcoder synchronization

Techniques for synchronizing streams in an adaptive streaming environment include cross-chassis and intra-chassis synchronization of video and/or audio. In an adaptive streaming system that streams content in segments or chunks at varying levels of quality corresponding to different coding rates, implementations enable seamless switching between transcoded audio output streams. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/01/15 / #20150281705

Method and apparatus for encoding rate control in advanced coding schemes

A system is provided that is usable in a processing system for decoding a sequence including a plurality of pictures, wherein the group of pictures includes an anchor picture serving as a reference for coding all of the plurality of pictures and at least one reference picture serving as a reference for coding at least some of the other of the group of pictures, the plurality of pictures defined in a plurality of hierarchical layers according to coding order. The coding includes coding an lth subset of the plurality of pictures of the first hierarchical layer according to an lth hierarchical layer picture complexity, and after coding the lth set of the plurality of pictures of the lth hierarchical layer, coding a [mutually exclusive] lth+1 subset of the plurality of pictures of a lth+1 hierarchical layer according to a second hierarchical layer picture complexity measure.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/01/15 / #20150281190

System and method for device authorization and remediation

A method is provided for authorizing a device for consuming content. In method includes the steps of generating an authorization request, the authorization request for authorization data including device diagnostic data (instructions) an device remedial data (instructions), transmitting the authorization request from the device to an authorizing service, and authorizing or remediating the device according to an authorization response to the authorization request received from an authorization server.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

10/01/15 / #20150280816

Optical beat interference detection and mitigation

An obi manager provides the reduction/elimination of optical beat interference (obi). As will be described in more detail below, the obi manager identifies obi partners through an identification process performed via an rfog network. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

09/24/15 / #20150271509

Scalable coding of video sequences using tone mapping and different color gamuts

A scalable video coding (svc) process is provided for scalable video coding that takes into account color gamut primaries along with spatial resolution. The process provides for re-sampling using video color data obtained from an encoder or decoder process of a base layer (bl) in a multi-layer system to enable improved encoding and decoding in an enhancement layer (el) or higher layers taking into account color conversion between layers. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

09/24/15 / #20150271495

Scalable video coding using phase offset flag signaling

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). ... Arris Enterprises Llc

09/10/15 / #20150256420

Identifying wideband impulse noise through a group of small channels

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to determine impulse noise over a wide spectrum based upon measurements of impulse noise associated with each of a plurality of channels. Impulse noise can be observed on each of the plurality of channels and the observed impulse noise signals can be summed together. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/27/15 / #20150244973

Copy count for dtcp with an abbreviation hash used for check in copy

A digital rights management (drm) system is provided that reduces time for a move transaction using dtcp-ip when a copy is moved back or checked back in to an originating personal video recorder (pvr). During a dtcp move transaction, instead of transferring the full asset in a check back in operation to the pvr, a unique and abbreviated representation of the original copy of the asset would be made for the transfer. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/27/15 / #20150244713

Password scheme that can be used for security of modems in an independently operated cable system that is scalable with dynamically changeable passwords

A password scheme is provided that can be used for security of cable modems in a cable network. In the system, the password is unique to each modem, the password is not fixed for the life of the device, is not shared across cable systems, is easily recoverable after a compromise, and is changed periodically based on some type of configuration. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

08/27/15 / #20150242066

Recognizable identification of a network device

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate an association between a recognizable identifier and a client device connecting to a central device. Identification information associated with a client device may be received at a central device within a request for configuration parameters. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/09/15 / #20150195576

Conditionally parsed extension syntax for hevc extension processing

A system for signaling extension functions used in decoding a sequence including a plurality of pictures, each picture processed at least in part according to a picture parameter set is disclosed. An extension presence signaling flag is read and used to determine whether flags signaling the performance of extension functions are to be read. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/09/15 / #20150195574

Modification of picture parameter set (pps) for hevc extensions

A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for signaling extension functions used in decoding a sequence comprising a plurality of pictures, each picture processed at least in part according to a picture parameter set is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises reading a first extension flag signaling a first extension function in the processing of the sequence and determining if the first extension flag has a first value. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/02/15 / #20150188822

Choice of initialization technique for load balancing attempts

A cable network facilitates communication between a cmts and cable modems over a plurality of channels. The data over cable service interface specification (docsis) protocol access system for load balancing in a cable network transmits a change request directing movement of a cable modem to a different channel. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/02/15 / #20150188668

Scheduler for high-throughput system having multiple profiles

With the introduction of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) technology to communication channels in a cable network, cable modems that receive data downstream over subcarriers of the ofdm channel are grouped into modulation tiers based on at least one metric. Modulation tiers are generated at a subcarrier group level such that network elements can use different profile tiers depending in the subcarrier group in use. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/02/15 / #20150188653

Determining bitloading profiles based on snr measurements

With the introduction of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) technology in to communication channels in a cable network, cable modems that receive data downstream over subcarriers of the ofdm channel are grouped in to modulation tiers based on at least one metric. A profile is generated for each ofdm channel based on the measurements across cable modems and subcarriers related to the ofdm channel, including the metric values used to group the cable modems in to the modulation tiers. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

07/02/15 / #20150188287

Adaptive network optimization in an optical communications system

An optical amplifier with network optimization techniques maximizes performance of a conventional optical amplifier with minimum user intervention. A circulator enables as much light as possible just below a stimulated brillouin scattering threshold to be launched in to an optical fiber. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

06/25/15 / #20150181266

Inheritance base right object file generation and management scheme in a home server

A digital rights management (drm) system is provided to manage license rights for video object files where both parent and child object files are created. In the system a license library is provided, the license library including data identifying a parent object file allowing access to first video content and child object files relating to the parent object file also allowing access to the first video content. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

06/18/15 / #20150173095

Wireless access point transmission control

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the management of access point transmissions based upon priority of traffic. An access point may periodically cycle between aggressive phases, during which the access point contends for downstream transmission opportunities aggressively, and background phases, during which the access point contends for downstream transmission opportunities passively. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

06/18/15 / #20150172680

Producing an output need parameter for an encoder

A target bit rate determination model is provided that allows information from a look ahead encoder or a decoder to be used to produce a need parameter for an encoder. Two ways to control an encoder system are provided. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

05/28/15 / #20150146721

Control messaging in a cable network

A method for providing data streams to a plurality of customer premises equipment (cpe) devices communicatively coupled to a network is provided. Downstream network plant and cpe correlation information is generated with a digital controller that has access to a database including at least one of cpe control information, subscriber management information, security and access information, provisioning information, billing information, application traffic information, and configuration information. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

05/21/15 / #20150139296

Intra block copy for intra slices in high efficiency video coding (hevc)

A method for decoding high efficiency video coding, comprising determining whether a coding unit is within an intra slice or an inter slice, determining whether intra block copy has been enabled, reviewing syntax for said coding unit for an intra block copy flag when the coding unit is within an intra slice and intra block copy has been enabled, and omitting reviewing the syntax for the intra block copy flag when the coding unit is within an inter slice.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

05/07/15 / #20150124882

Bit depth variable for high precision data in weighted prediction syntax and semantics

Particular embodiments provide a variable, bitdepth, that may be set at a value based on a number of bits used to represent pixels in pictures of a video. The variable may be used in syntax elements in hevc, such as the hevc range extension, but other coding standards may be used. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

05/07/15 / #20150124630

Automatic location identification of cable wi-fi and small cell nodes in hfc networks and their integration into inventory databases

Location determination software is provided to determine the location of cable wi-fi nodes that do not have integrated gps by using hfc and wireless domain techniques. The location identification solutions include (1) using ranging, trilateration and common channel characteristics analysis with other cms and fiber nodes, (2) ranging using transit delay (3) determining location based on a nearby gateway or tap, and (4) determining location from a nearby mobile device with gps. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

04/30/15 / #20150121417

Mediaword compression for network digital media recorder applications

In response to receiving from a subscriber both a request to record content and a unique requester key, a network dvr identifies an asset associated with the request. The network dvr segments the asset in to a series of segments, assigns a mediaword to each segment for compression, encrypts each of the segments using an encryption key, and records the encrypted asset segments in an encrypted dictionary storage as definitions, i.e., dictionary entries. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

04/30/15 / #20150117550

Method and apparatus for decoding an enhanced video stream

Disclosed are herein are methods and systems for encoding and decoding enhanced video streams using a legacy and scalable video components. In one aspect, a method of encoding video data in a packetized elementary stream (pes), is disclosed. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

04/02/15 / #20150092862

Modified hevc transform tree syntax

A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for performing transform tree processing in advanced coding schemes is disclosed. Logical statements having two operands that can result in negative flag indexes have been replaced with conditional multiple logical statements with single operands.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/19/15 / #20150082349

Content based video content segmentation

A method receives video content and metadata associated with video content. The method then extracts features of the video content based on the metadata. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/19/15 / #20150082035

Method of provisioning persistent household keys for in-home media content distribution

A method of providing a household key to a client device, comprising receiving a key request including a subscriber identifier at an update server from a client device, and determining whether the subscriber identifier has previously been associated with a household encryption key. The household encryption key can be configured to be used by the client device to encrypt recordings of media content it makes and/or decrypt recordings of media content it previously made or that it receives from another client device that encrypted the recording using the household key. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/12/15 / #20150074399

Persistent household keys for in-home media content distribution

A method of enabling media recording compatibility between client devices, comprising provisioning a first client device associated with a subscriber identifier with a household key also associated with the subscriber identifier, receiving a media content stream at the first client device, the media content stream having been encrypted by a content provider, decrypting the media content stream at the first client device, creating a recording with the first client device by digitally recording a portion of the media content stream, encrypting the recording with the household key at the first client device, saving the recording to a memory device, and loading the recording onto a second client device that has also been provisioned with the household key, the second client device also being associated with the subscriber identifier, such that the second client device uses the household key to decrypt and play back the recording.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/12/15 / #20150073924

Second screen advertisement correlation using scheduling information for first screen advertisements

A first screen schedule for the linear delivery of video content is received and analyzed. The first screen schedule may include slots in which first screen advertisements could be displayed. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/12/15 / #20150073921

Creating derivative advertisements

A method for creating derivative advertisements is provided. The method includes identifying a visual element based on an analysis of a primary advertisement asset such that the visual element is representative of a branding message provided within the primary advertisement. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/12/15 / #20150071433

Remote image signing

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the remote signing of images created at a signing client. An image can be output from a signing client to a remote signing server, and the signing server can identify, from information carried by the image, one or more signatures needed by the image and/or encoding algorithm(s) to be applied to the image. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/05/15 / #20150067756

Integrated tap and home network filter

A network tap can include a home network filter that is operable to prevent signals at predetermined frequencies from passing from a customer premise onto a service feed servicing the customer premise. In embodiments, one or more moca filters can be embedded within a cable tap, each moca filter being placed between an interface to a customer premise and a service feed servicing the customer premise. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/05/15 / #20150067755

Fft tap wifi extension device

Techniques for adding wifi capabilities to a region may include installing wifi access points in a cable television (catv) system. For easier installation of the wifi access points, a wifi access point extension devices may be integrated into existing taps in the catv system. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/05/15 / #20150067722

Averting ad skipping in adaptive bit rate systems

An adaptive bit rate system uses adaptive streaming to deliver content to client devices capable of adaptive bit rate streaming. Techniques for averting or inhibiting ad skipping by an adaptive bit rate client device that receives media chunks from the adaptive bit rate system may include techniques for both live content and on demand content. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

03/05/15 / #20150063469

Multipass encoder with heterogeneous codecs

A multipass encoder is provided with heterogeneous codecs. In one example the system includes a mpeg-4 encoder to perform a less complex first pass encoding followed by a second pass more complex hevc encoder. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/26/15 / #20150055466

Maintaining end-to-end quality of service

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate transportation of a communication while providing consistent quality of service treatment of the communication throughout the transport of the communication from a client device to an upstream wide-area network, as well as for communications transported from a wide-area network to a client device. In embodiments, quality of service information associated with a communication can be translated at one or more various customer premise equipment devices and/or network components into a format that is compatible with an interface that is to be used to output the communication.. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/19/15 / #20150052573

Fiber-optic node with forward data content driven power consumption

Methods and systems for modulating an amplifier power supply to efficiently attain amplified rf output power with much lower power dissipation than existing amplifiers.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/19/15 / #20150052572

R-ccap with am star architecture

A remote node system with an amplitude modulation (am) star architecture is formed between a remote node and a plurality of field nodes split from the remote ccap node. In embodiments, an r-ccap node can be combined with amplitude modulation (am) optics in a star architecture for building low power nodes, supporting set top box (stb) out of band (oob) signals, and increasing system bandwidth (bw). ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/19/15 / #20150052547

Internet protocol television tuning adapter

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the provisioning of data and video services to client devices using communication standards and/or protocols that are not compatible with corresponding cpe device(s). An iptv adapter can be embedded in a cpe device, can be connected to a cpe device, or can be a stand-alone device, and the tuning adapter can translate/reformat communications between client devices and an upstream component and/or content server. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/19/15 / #20150050025

Digitized broadcast signals

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media can facilitate digitizing a broadcast transmission and transporting the digitized broadcast transmission along with one or more digitized narrowcast transmissions to a subscriber. In embodiments, a digitized broadcast transmission and one or more digitized narrowcast transmissions can be separately demodulated and the transmissions can be combined at one or more receiving nodes. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/19/15 / #20150050023

Frequency sub-band coding of digital signals

A transmitter, using frequency sub-band coding, can output a plurality of narrowcast and/or broadcast signals to a plurality of sub-groups or nodes along a single optical link. The transmitter can output the plurality of signals as multiple slices of spectrum, wherein each slice of spectrum is designated for a particular sub-group or node. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/19/15 / #20150050021

Remote modulation of pre-transformed data

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the remote modulation of pre-transformed data. In embodiments, a cmts can provide pre-transformed data in the frequency domain to a transmitter or receiver. ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/19/15 / #20150049822

Pilot tone for amplifier bias point

Methods and systems for using a signal to generate a pilot tone to modulate the bias point of an amplifier that amplifies the signal.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/12/15 / #20150046964

Catv digital transmission with bandpass sampling

Methods and systems capable of improving the transmission of data along an upstream path of a hybrid fiber-coaxial cable network, from a transmitter in a node to a receiver in a cable modem termination system.. . ... Arris Enterprises Llc

02/12/15 / #20150043918

Double capacity pluggable optics

The methods, systems, and apparatuses described in this disclosure enable the use of pluggable optics such that two outgoing connections or two incoming connections can support the use of dual transmitter optics and/or dual receiver optics. The forward and/or reverse capacity of an optical network can be doubled using two transmitters and/or receivers operating in parallel. ... Arris Enterprises Llc








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