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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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Douglas M Dillon, T Paul Gaske: Satellite multicast performance enhancing multicast HTTP proxy system and method. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael Sales, December 2, 2003: US06658463 (127 worldwide citation)

A communication system including an upstream proxy server and two reporting downstream proxy servers, where the upstream proxy server is capable of multicasting a uniform resource locator (URL) to the reporting downstream proxy servers, the reporting downstream proxy servers interact with the upstre ...


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Peter Hou, Thomas Jackson, Jack Lundstedt Jr: Multiple-beam antenna employing dielectric filled feeds for multiple and closely spaced satellites. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael Sales, July 15, 2003: US06593893 (112 worldwide citation)

An approach for providing a multiple-beam antenna system for receiving and transmitting electromagnetic signals from a plurality of closely spaced satellites is disclosed. Dielectric inserts are selectively coupled to the feedhorn bodies to alter the radiation patterns according to dielectric consta ...


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Douglas M Dillon: Apparatus and method for hybrid network access. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael Sales, May 27, 2003: US06571296 (109 worldwide citation)

A system in which a personal computer sends messages into a TCP/IP network using a conventional dial-up link and downloads data from the TCP/IP network using a high-speed one-way satellite link. A preferred embodiment uses a conventional SLIP provider to connect to the TCP/IP network and uses a comm ...


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Kalyan Ganesan, Enrique Laborde: System and method for a wide area wireless personal communication system incorporating advanced messaging. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael Sales, December 2, 2003: US06658250 (89 worldwide citation)

A system and method for integrating advanced messaging capabilities in a wide area wireless personal communications system is provided. The system includes personal transceiver units capable of communicating with one or more of a plurality of long range pagers. The transceiver and long range pager u ...


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Douglas M Dillon, Glenn D Robins: Broadcast delivery of information to a personal computer for local storage and access. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael Sales, April 8, 2003: US06546488 (85 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for broadcasting newsgroup information to a plurality of users uses a news server, which is in communication with the Internet, a newscast transmitter, a satellite gateway, and a subscriber station. The news server gathers newsgroup information from Internet newsgroups, and th ...


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Hesham El Gamal, Bassel Beidas: Combined interference cancellation with FEC decoding for high spectral efficiency satellite communications. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael Sales, December 30, 2003: US06671338 (84 worldwide citation)

A combined interference cancellation communication system employing forward error code (FEC) decoding for high spectral efficiency satellite communications. The disclosed system enables efficient utilization of available bandwidth through overlapping adjacent channels. A receiver is used to receive ...


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Enrique Laborde, James Eryx Malcolm, Robert Carroll Marquart, Adrian Morris: Power control for TDMA mobile satellite communication system. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael Sales, August 4, 1998: US05790940 (80 worldwide citation)

A method and system for adjusting the transmission power of a transmitter during a communication with a receiver in a mobile satellite communication system is disclosed herein. The method comprises establishing at least one threshold signal strength value for a transmitted burst; measuring the recei ...


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Jeffrey Scott Bruette: Method of and apparatus for generating and searching a database. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael Sales, March 16, 2004: US06708336 (73 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for generating a database in a memory. Program identifying information is received from a service provider, the program identifying information comprising at least one service provider search criteria and information describing a channel on which a program is transmitted. A da ...


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Thomas Jackson, David Bourner, Hai Tang: High precision, low phase noise synthesizer with vector modulator. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John W Whelan, Michael Sales, January 27, 2004: US06683918 (64 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for generating a modulated signal which includes a modulator operative for receiving a first signal and input data signals, and modulating the first signal in accordance with the input data signals so as to produce a modulated reference signal; a first frequency divider coupled to the m ...