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9820275 Proactive upstream scheduling for flows in a point-to-multipoint communications network  
A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes predicting a user average data rate for a cable modem; establishing a minimum bandwidth grant size and a maximum bandwidth grant size...
US20170303273 PROACTIVE UPSTREAM SCHEDULING FOR FLOWS IN A POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK  
A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes predicting a user average data rate for a cable modem; establishing a minimum bandwidth grant size and a maximum bandwidth grant size...
US20170265216 TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESS ACCESS AND WIRELINE NETWORK INTEGRATION  
One embodiment is a method and includes receiving at a termination element of a first network a bandwidth report (“BWR”), in which the BWR includes information regarding a data transmission...
US20170244445 SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR SUPPORTING DIGITAL PRE-DISTORTION AND FULL DUPLEX IN CABLE NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS  
An example apparatus for supporting digital pre-distortion (DPD) and full duplex (FDX) in cable network environments is provided and includes a first path for signals being transmitted out of the...
9735814 High power efficient amplification at cable modems through digital pre-distortion and machine learning in cable network environments  
An example method for facilitating a high power efficient amplifier through digital pre-distortion (DPD) in cable network environments is provided and includes receiving a first signal and a...
9722739 Managing time offset and frequency drift in asynchronous DOCSIS remote PHY network environments  
An example method for managing time offset and frequency drift in asynchronous Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) Remote Physical layer (R-PHY) network environments is...
9692564 Downstream external physical interface transport in DOCSIS 3.1 network environments  
An example method for Downstream External Physical Interface (DEPI) in Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 network environments is provided and includes generating, at a...
9641354 Virtual cable modem termination system  
A method, a system, and an apparatus provide for a cable modem termination system (CMTS). The CMTS may include a virtual machine configured to provide a plurality of virtual CMTSs (vCMTSs). The...
9559899 Upstream external PHY interface for data and control plane traffic  
An access point that supports downstream and upstream communication from and to a Modular Cable Modem Termination System (M-CMTS) core to and from customer premises equipment (CPE), respectively,...
US20170019242 INTERFERENCE RELATIONSHIP CHARACTERIZATION IN FULL DUPLEX CABLE NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS  
An example method for characterizing interference relationships in full duplex cable network environments is provided and includes generating a global interfered list for a plurality of cable...
US20170019241 FULL DUPLEX NETWORK ARCHITECTURE IN CABLE NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS  
An example communication system comprises a media access control (MAC) scheduler in a cable network, and a full band transceiver. The MAC scheduler implements a two-dimensional...
US20170019239 SCHEDULING MECHANISMS IN FULL DUPLEX CABLE NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS  
An example method for scheduling in full duplex cable network environments is provided and includes categorizing a plurality of cable modems in a cable network into interference groups, scheduling...
US20170019146 INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION IN FULL DUPLEX CABLE NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS  
An example method for interference suppression in full duplex cable network environments is provided and includes providing a baseband (BB) reference signal on a first pathway to a signal...
US20160366052 COMMUNICATION WITH SEGMENT ROUTING IN A CABLE MODEM NETWORK ENVIRONMENT  
An example system and method for facilitating communication with segment routing in a cable modem network environment is provided and includes receiving, at a remote physical device (RPD) in a...
US20160328252 VIRTUAL MODEM TERMINATION SYSTEM MIGRATION IN A CABLE MODEM NETWORK ENVIRONMENT  
An example system and method for facilitating virtual cable modem termination system (VCMTS) migration in cable modem network environments is provided and includes spawning, by an orchestration...
US20160328251 VIRTUAL CABLE MODEM TERMINATION SYSTEM REDUNDANCY IN A CABLE MODEM NETWORK ENVIRONMENT  
An example system and method for facilitating virtual cable modem termination system VCMTS redundancy in cable modem network environments is provided and includes spawning a first instance of a...
US20160248600 VIRTUAL CABLE MODEM TERMINATION SYSTEM  
A method, a system, and an apparatus provide for a cable modem termination system (CMTS). The CMTS may include a virtual machine configured to provide a plurality of virtual CMTSs (vCMTSs). The...
9419862 System and method for discovering and verifying a hybrid fiber-coaxial topology in a cable network environment  
A method in an example embodiment can include polling a first cable modem in a cable network and receiving a first response message from the first cable modem identifying a downstream frequency...
9369339 Virtual cable modem termination system  
A method, a system, and an apparatus provide for a cable modem termination system (CMTS). The CMTS may include a virtual machine configured to provide a plurality of virtual CMTSs (vCMTSs). The...
9313095 Modular headend architecture with downstream multicast  
Techniques are provided for enabling multicast traffic for a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) Modular Headend Architecture (MHA) system. The techniques allow a single modular CMTS core Media...
US20160087756 APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT, PROFILES, AND MESSAGE BLOCKS IN A CABLE SERVICE ENVIRONMENT  
A method is provided in one example and includes creating a plurality of profiles that describe one or more downstream modulations for each data-subcarrier in a channel to be used by a plurality...
9252902 Precision timing in a data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) system  
An accurate non-Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (non-DOCSIS) clock signal is generated at the downstream output of a DOCSIS network. In one example method, a downstream DOCSIS...
US20160028595 Quality of Experience Based Network Resource Management  
Previously known network management methods are incapable of concertedly managing respective levels of perceptual playback quality of media content data for a number client devices. In particular,...
9247310 DOCSIS out-of-band control signal frequency conversion for legacy set-top boxes  
Techniques are provided for up-converting a downstream set-top box control signal to a frequency that is above a cable television system upstream communications band. The downstream set-top box...
9246788 Apparatus, system, and method for providing energy management, profiles, and message blocks in a cable service environment  
A method is provided in one example and includes segmenting a plurality of cable modems into a plurality of groups; identifying traffic being received or transmitted by each of the plurality of...
9246701 Downstream device architecture and control  
Techniques are provided for controlling downstream Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) access points. At the CCAP access point having a network interface and a coaxial interface, control plane...
9246700 Generic control protocol  
Techniques are provided for controlling downstream Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) access points or other devices using a Generic Control Protocol (GCP). At the CCAP access point having a...
9237085 Apparatus, system, and method for providing energy management, profiles, and message blocks in a cable service environment  
A method is provided in one example and includes generating one or more message blocks to be propagated along a narrow-band channel, wherein the message blocks are sub-components of a Physical...
9237084 Apparatus, system, and method for providing energy management, profiles, and message blocks in a cable service environment  
A method is provided in one example and includes creating a plurality of profiles that describe one or more downstream modulations for each data-subcarrier in a channel to be used by a plurality...
US20150334467 Upstream External PHY Interface for Data and Control Plane Traffic  
An access point that supports downstream and upstream communication from and to a Modular Cable Modem Termination System (M-CMTS) core to and from customer premises equipment (CPE), respectively,...
US20150295746 DOWNSTREAM EXTERNAL PHYSICAL INTERFACE TRANSPORT IN DOCSIS 3.1 NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS  
An example method for Downstream External Physical Interface (DEPI) in Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 network environments is provided and includes generating, at a...
US20150295669 MANAGING TIME OFFSET AND FREQUENCY DRIFT IN ASYNCHRONOUS DOCSIS REMOTE PHY NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS  
An example method for managing time offset and frequency drift in asynchronous Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) Remote Physical layer (R-PHY) network environments is...
9143808 Multi-channel MPEG between headend and fiber node  
A system and related methodology are provided that are configured to receive, at a first network element, multiple channels of video delivered as respective streams of packets, form a packet...
9130769 Upstream external PHY interface for data and control plane traffic  
Techniques are provided for controlling downstream Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) access points. At the CCAP access point having a network interface and a coaxial interface, control plane...
US20150207579 Precision Timing in a Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) System  
An accurate non-Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (non-DOCSIS) clock signal is generated at the downstream output of a DOCSIS network. In one example method, a downstream DOCSIS...
US20150180726 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISCOVERING AND VERIFYING A HYBRID FIBER-COAXIAL TOPOLOGY IN A CABLE NETWORK ENVIRONMENT  
A method in an example embodiment can include polling a first cable modem in a cable network and receiving a first response message from the first cable modem identifying a downstream frequency...
9014282 Precision timing in a data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) system  
An accurate non-Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (non-DOCSIS) clock signal is generated at the downstream output of a DOCSIS network. In one example method, a downstream DOCSIS...
US20150092531 VIRTUAL CABLE MODEM TERMINATION SYSTEM  
A method, a system, and an apparatus provide for a cable modem termination system (CMTS). The CMTS may include a virtual machine configured to provide a plurality of virtual CMTSs (vCMTSs). The...
8989221 System and method for discovering and verifying a hybrid fiber-coaxial topology in a cable network environment  
A method in an example embodiment can include polling a first cable modem in a cable network and receiving a first response message from the first cable modem identifying a downstream frequency...
8873549 Managing L2VPN connectivity after a fiber node split  
In one example, a routing protocol is used to propagate or flood information over a network of Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTSs) in response to a fiber node split that changes which of the...
8797854 Scheduling for RF over fiber optic cable [RFoG]  
A method for use in an RFoG cable network calls for allocating upstream bandwidth to CM devices, wherein allocating bandwidth includes selecting a start time and allocating respective time slots...
8774217 Time domain duplex between CMTS and cable modems  
A time domain duplex cable system includes a mechanism to change the communication direction of spectrum used in a cable plant including a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), a Fiber Node and a...
US20140133497 APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT, PROFILES, AND MESSAGE BLOCKS IN A CABLE SERVICE ENVIRONMENT  
A method is provided in one example and includes generating one or more message blocks to be propagated along a narrow-band channel, wherein the message blocks are sub-components of a Physical...
US20140133352 APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT, PROFILES, AND MESSAGE BLOCKS IN A CABLE SERVICE ENVIRONMENT  
A method is provided in one example and includes segmenting a plurality of cable modems into a plurality of groups; identifying traffic being received or transmitted by each of the plurality of...
US20140133330 APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT, PROFILES, AND MESSAGE BLOCKS IN A CABLE SERVICE ENVIRONMENT  
A method is provided in one example and includes creating a plurality of profiles that describe one or more downstream modulations for each data-subcarrier in a channel to be used by a plurality...
US20140079060 MULTI-CHANNEL MPEG BETWEEN HEADEND AND FIBER NODE  
A system and related methodology are provided that are configured to receive, at a first network element, multiple channels of video delivered as respective streams of packets, form a packet...
8635314 Use of IPv6 in access networks  
An apparatus may include a port to receive a ranging request from a cable modem and a processor in communication with the port. The processor may assign a service identifier to the cable modem,...
8627392 Proxy addressing scheme for cable networks  
A proxy in a cable modem termination system receives IP packets having an address associated with set top box out of band messages. The proxy encapsulates the packets in an Ethernet frame...
RE44661 Method for a cable modem to rapidly switch to a backup CMTS  
A protection CMTS is available to immediately service a cable modem should that modem's service from a working CMTS fail for any reason. To speed the service transfer (cutover) from the working...
US20130322504 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISCOVERING AND VERIFYING A HYBRID FIBER-COAXIAL TOPOLOGY IN A CABLE NETWORK ENVIRONMENT  
A method in an example embodiment can include polling a first cable modem in a cable network and receiving a first response message from the first cable modem identifying a downstream frequency...


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