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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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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 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 (192 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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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 (175 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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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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Robert D Cassagnol, Douglas M Dillon, David S Kloper, Sandra J Weber, Brandon E Bautz: Apparatus for providing a secure processing environment. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael W Sales, May 7, 2002: US06385727 (113 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for providing a secure processing environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a read/write memory for storing encrypted information. It also includes a processor, a cipherer and an authenticator. The cipherer is in communication with the read/write memory for rec ...


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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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Douglas M Dillon: Deferred billing, broadcast, electronic document distribution system and method. Hughes Electronics, John Whelan, Wanda Denson Low, March 10, 1998: US05727065 (103 worldwide citation)

An electronic document delivery system and method in which a broadcast center periodically sends a "catalog" of available documents to a receiving computer, thereby allowing a user to browse through the available documents without having to access the broadcast center. The documents are transmitted ...


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Douglas M Dillon: Method and apparatus for requesting and retrieving information from a source computer using terrestrial and satellite interfaces. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, Michael W Sales, January 18, 2000: US06016388 (98 worldwide citation)

A system in which a personal computer sends messages into a network such as 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 netwo ...