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David W Payton: Virtual on-demand digital information delivery system and method. Hughes Aircraft Company, Georgann S Grunebach, Michael W Sales, Wanda K Denson Low, August 4, 1998: US05790935 (715 worldwide citation)

A digital information system delivers virtual on-demand information over existing, as well as the next generation, digital transport systems by offloading a portion of the systems' peak bandwidth requirements to the local subscribers. A collaborative filtering system synthesizes the preferences of a ...


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Peter B Mumola: Exposure device including an electrically aligned electronic mask for micropatterning. Hughes Aircraft Company, Michael W Sales, Wanda K Denson Low, July 20, 1993: US05229872 (493 worldwide citation)

An apparatus 10 for micropatterning a photoresist coated surface 12 of a semiconductor wafer 14 includes a computer 50 for controlling an image on a screen 29 of a cathode ray tube (CRT) 30. The CRT screen 29 is optically connected to a liquid crystal light valve (LCLV) 26 by a fiber optic faceplate ...


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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 (347 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 (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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Kesse Ho: Multiple-room signal distribution system. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John A Crook, Michael W Sales, September 16, 2003: US06622307 (246 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 (231 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 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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Charles B Zarowin, L David Bollinger: Methods and apparatus for generating a plasma for "downstream" rapid shaping of surfaces of substrates and films. Hughes Aircraft Company, Michael W Sales, Wanda K Denson Low, March 1, 1994: US05290382 (193 worldwide citation)

A gas, which is flowed into a plasma chamber 12 positioned "upstream" from a etching reaction site on a substrate 20, is converted into a plasma and its active species by the application of excitation. The means for excitation may be radio frequency power or microwave power. The excitation is decoup ...