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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 (357 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 (317 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 (286 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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Kesse Ho: Multiple-room signal distribution system. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John A Crook, Michael W Sales, September 16, 2003: US06622307 (252 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 (233 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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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 (228 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 ...


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Douglas Dillon: Electronic mail notification system and method within a hybrid network that transmits notifications via a continuous, high-speed channel. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael W Sales, May 23, 2000: US06067561 (224 worldwide citation)

An electronic mail alert system includes an e-mail server for administering an e-mail account of an e-mail service subscriber and an e-mail alert front-end. The e-mail server includes a subscriber account memory for storing an indication that e-mail has been received by the e-mail server for an e-ma ...


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Robert Y Loo, Adele Schmitz, Julia Brown, Jonathan Lynch, Debabani Choudhury, James Foschaar, Daniel J Hyman, Brett Warneke, Juan Lam, Tsung Yuan Hsu, Jae Lee, Mehran Mehregany: Design and fabrication of broadband surface-micromachined micro-electro-mechanical switches for microwave and millimeter-wave applications. Hughes Electronics Corporation, Rosemont Aerospace, V D Duraiswamy, M W Sales, April 4, 2000: US06046659 (219 worldwide citation)

Methods for the design and fabrication of micro-electro-mechanical switches are disclosed. Two different switch designs with three different switch fabrication techniques are presented for a total of six switch structures. Each switch has a multiple-layer armature with a suspended biasing electrode ...


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Michael Rothmuller: Method and apparatus for sorting and searching a television program guide based on user profile. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael W Sales, June 13, 2000: US06075526 (212 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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James A Foschaar, Hugh L Garvin: Method for making topographic projections. Hughes Electronics Corporation, V D Duraiswamy, M W Sales, May 22, 2001: US06236445 (201 worldwide citation)

A method for producing topographic projections, especially useful for producing many small projections of less than about 100 &mgr;m in diameter and in height. This method is useful for making contact pads of membrane probes used to test integrated circuits and spacers of liquid crystal light valves ...