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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 (445 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 M Dillon: System and method for multicasting multimedia content. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael W Sales, February 26, 2002: US06351467 (312 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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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 (266 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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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 (221 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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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 (220 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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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 (209 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 M Dillon, A Roger Hammons Jr, Feng Wen Sun: Single-LNB satellite data receiver. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael W Sales, August 6, 2002: US06430233 (190 worldwide citation)

A satellite data receiver, a satellite data receiver controller, a method, an article of manufacture, and a propagated signal, which process polarization information from another satellite data receiver in order to permit multiple types of signals to be received by a conventional outdoor unit of a s ...


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Jeff Bruette, Matthew Mohebbi, Henry Forson: Method and apparatus for generating television program guides utilizing icons. Hughes Electronics, Wanda Denson Low, John T Whelan, October 27, 1998: US05828419 (181 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for generating an on-screen television program guide. The apparatus generates a program guide including program source information and program event information for a plurality of program sources. The apparatus also generates and displays icons adjacent the program event information tha ...


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Douglas M Dillon, Robert D Cassagnol: Method and apparatus for an adapter card providing conditional access in a communication system. Hughes Electronics, John T Whelan, Wanda Denson Low, July 29, 1997: US05652795 (173 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for an adapter card, for use in a computer, to provide conditional access by the computer to incoming data streams while maintaining the security of information by maintaining a listing of addresses corresponding to data streams which the computer is authorized to receive, rec ...


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Michael Castelloe, Allan Lamkin, Anthony Noerpel, Dave Roos: Communication network initialization apparatus and method for fast GPS-based positioning. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael W Sales, May 23, 2000: US06067045 (165 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is disclosed, utilizing a communications network (in this particular design, it is a GEM (Geo-Mobile) satellite system) to initialize a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver (such one integrated into a handheld user terminal, or phone used within the communication network) ...