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Michael Rothmuller: Method and apparatus for sorting and searching a television program guide. Hughes Electronics, John T Whelan, Wanda Denson Low, June 3, 1997: US05635989 (447 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for searching a program guide comprising program information for a plurality of different program sources. The program information includes the titles of the programs, the channel on which each program is to be shown, and the time at which each program is to be shown. The view ...


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Douglas A Dwyer, James E Handy, Paul E Curry, Rick E Pflugshaupt, Kevin B Grant: Image display and archiving system and method. Hughes Electronics, Leonard A Alkov, Wanda K Denson Low, January 6, 1998: US05706457 (356 worldwide citation)

A system 10 and methods for acquiring and archiving images derived from multiple sources with minimal operator interaction and understanding of the archiving computer 11. The system 10 and methods provide for reception of digitized images via modem 24 from a remote source, and the input of images fr ...


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Gregory J Gagnon, John A Crook, Joshua S Crandall, Charles E Miller, Henry A Hughes Jr, Gail K White, Robert W Marshall: Graphical tuning bar for a multi-program data stream. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John A Crook, Michael W Sales, February 18, 2003: US06522342 (351 worldwide citation)

A computer based graphical user interface for facilitating the selection and display of transmitted audio, video and data includes a main menu state with a first multi-segment display having an active video/audio segment and a tuning segment. The active video segment displays a currently tuned progr ...


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Douglas M Dillon: System and method for multicasting multimedia content. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael W Sales, February 26, 2002: US06351467 (316 worldwide citation)

A multicast network system utilizes a high speed link, such as a satellite link, to multicast multimedia information from the Internet to a plurality of receivers, such as personal computers. Information from selected web sites is organized into “channels” and provided to a multicast network for mul ...


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Douglas M Dillon, Vivek Gupta: Method and apparatus for selectively retrieving information from a source computer using a terrestrial or satellite interface. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John Whelan, Michael Sales, December 22, 1998: US05852721 (284 worldwide citation)

A requesting terminal includes an interface that allows a user to select whether data downloaded from a network (such as the Internet) is transmitted to the requesting terminal via a high-speed link, such as a satellite link, or a lower speed link, such as a terrestrial link. Preferably, the terrest ...


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Jeff Bruette, Matthew Mohebbi, Ellen Martz: Method and apparatus for generating television program guides with category selection overlay. Hughes Electronics, John T Whelan, Wanda Denson Low, December 2, 1997: US05694176 (270 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for generating an on-screen television program guide. The apparatus generates a main menu of a program guide, which includes program source information and program event information for a plurality of program sources, and further generates navigation menus for allowing a viewer to modif ...


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Kesse Ho: Multiple-room signal distribution system. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John A Crook, Michael W Sales, September 16, 2003: US06622307 (250 worldwide citation)

A multiple-room communication system is adapted to provide digital television programming (e.g. DBS) to a plurality of rooms in a single family dwelling and may be further adapted to provide digital television programming to a plurality of dwelling units in a multiple dwelling unit such as an apartm ...


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Robert G Arsenault, Leon J Stanger: Virtual video on demand using multiple encrypted video segments. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John A Crook, Michael W Sales, March 2, 2004: US06701528 (232 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing a virtual video on demand services is disclosed. The method and apparatus disclose the storing of a segment of the video program in advance for VOD viewing at a later time. When the subscriber selects VOD service, a pre-stored video segment is retrieved for prese ...


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Kumar Swaminathan, Kalyan Ganesan, Prabhat K Gupta: Mode-specific method and apparatus for encoding signals containing speech. Hughes Electronics, Gordon R Lindeen III, Wanda K Denson Low, January 21, 1997: US05596676 (230 worldwide citation)

A method for encoding a signal that includes a speech component is described. First and second linear prediction windows of a frame are analyzed to generate sets of filter coefficients. First and second pitch analysis windows of the frame are analyzed to generate pitch estimates. The frame is classi ...


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Douglas M Dillon, Vivek Gupta: Method and apparatus for selectively allocating and enforcing bandwidth usage requirements on network users. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael W Sales, October 29, 2002: US06473793 (224 worldwide citation)

A hybrid gateway includes functionality that allows bandwidth on a network (such as a satellite link) to be dynamically allocated and enforced. The hybrid gateway compares the thresholds defined for a requesting terminal's level of service and its measured running average data throughput to det ...