Surface-wave communications and methods thereof

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9042812
APP PUB NO 20150126107A1
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Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system including a frequency mixer that combines a signal and a carrier wave to form a combined signal, and a transmitter that generates a transmission based on the combined signal. The system can also include a coupling device that emits the transmission as an electromagnetic wave guided by an outer surface of a transmission medium. The electromagnetic wave can propagate longitudinally along the surface of the transmission medium and at least partially around the surface of the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.RENO, NV7115

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Barnickel, Donald J Flemington, US 177 6986
Barzegar, Farhad Branchburg, US 235 8715
Bennett, Robert Southold, US 274 7669
Gerszberg, Irwin Kendall Park, US 325 13647
Henry, Paul Shala Holmdel, US 244 8632
Willis,, III Thomas M Tinton Falls, US 185 7139

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9876570 Guided-wave transmission device with non-fundamental mode propagation and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9749013 Method and apparatus for reducing attenuation of electromagnetic waves guided by a transmission medium 0 2015
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9705561 Directional coupling device and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9793954 Magnetic coupling device and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9871282 At least one transmission medium having a dielectric surface that is covered at least in part by a second dielectric 0 2015
9748626 Plurality of cables having different cross-sectional shapes which are bundled together to form a transmission medium 0 2015
9866309 Host node device and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9742462 Transmission medium and communication interfaces and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9608692 Repeater and methods for use therewith 1 2015
9820146 Method and apparatus for authentication and identity management of communicating devices 0 2015
9667317 Method and apparatus for providing security using network traffic adjustments 0 2015
9865911 Waveguide system for slot radiating first electromagnetic waves that are combined into a non-fundamental wave mode second electromagnetic wave on a transmission medium 0 2015
9640850 Methods and apparatus for inducing a non-fundamental wave mode on a transmission medium 0 2015
9509415 Methods and apparatus for inducing a fundamental wave mode on a transmission medium 42 2015
9699785 Backhaul link for distributed antenna system 0 2015
9882257 Method and apparatus for launching a wave mode that mitigates interference 0 2015
9853342 Dielectric transmission medium connector and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9847566 Method and apparatus for adjusting a field of a signal to mitigate interference 0 2015
9836957 Method and apparatus for communicating with premises equipment 0 2015
9628116 Apparatus and methods for transmitting wireless signals 1 2015
9793951 Method and apparatus for launching a wave mode that mitigates interference 0 2015
9608740 Method and apparatus for launching a wave mode that mitigates interference 1 2015
9490869 Transmission medium having multiple cores and methods for use therewith 46 2015
9871283 Transmission medium having a dielectric core comprised of plural members connected by a ball and socket configuration 0 2015
9749053 Node device, repeater and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9735833 Method and apparatus for communications management in a neighborhood network 0 2015
9461706 Method and apparatus for exchanging communication signals 56 2015
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9769128 Method and apparatus for encryption of communications over a network 0 2015
9729197 Method and apparatus for communicating network management traffic over a network 0 2015
9882277 Communication device and antenna assembly with actuated gimbal mount 0 2015
9876264 Communication system, guided wave switch and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9722318 Method and apparatus for coupling an antenna to a device 1 2015
9479266 Quasi-optical coupler 44 2015
9571209 Transmission device with impairment compensation and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9831912 Directional coupling device and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9577307 Guided-wave transmission device and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9531427 Transmission device with mode division multiplexing and methods for use therewith 1 2016
9525210 Guided-wave transmission device with non-fundamental mode propagation and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9876571 Guided-wave transmission device with non-fundamental mode propagation and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9793955 Passive electrical coupling device and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9712350 Transmission device with channel equalization and control and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9806818 Node device, repeater and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9788326 Backhaul link for distributed antenna system 0 2016
9755697 Method and apparatus for sensing a condition in a transmission medium of electromagnetic waves 0 2016
9787412 Methods and apparatus for inducing a fundamental wave mode on a transmission medium 0 2016
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9847850 Method and apparatus for adjusting a mode of communication in a communication network 0 2016
9794003 Quasi-optical coupler 0 2016
9596001 Apparatus for providing communication services and methods thereof 0 2016
9705571 Method and apparatus for use with a radio distributed antenna system 0 2016
9860075 Method and communication node for broadband distribution 0 2016
9838078 Method and apparatus for exchanging communication signals 0 2016
* 9674711 Surface-wave communications and methods thereof 0 2016
9876584 Quasi-optical coupler 0 2016
9866276 Method and apparatus for arranging communication sessions in a communication system 0 2016
9882657 Methods and apparatus for inducing a fundamental wave mode on a transmission medium 0 2016
9876605 Launcher and coupling system to support desired guided wave mode 0 2016
9742521 Transmission device with mode division multiplexing and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9749083 Transmission device with mode division multiplexing and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9838896 Method and apparatus for assessing network coverage 0 2016
9871558 Guided-wave transmission device and methods for use therewith 0 2017
9705610 Transmission device with impairment compensation and methods for use therewith 0 2017
9882607 Surface-wave communications and methods thereof 0 2017
9877209 Surface-wave communications and methods thereof 0 2017
9876587 Transmission device with impairment compensation and methods for use therewith 0 2017
 
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9882397 Guided surface wave transmission of multiple frequencies in a lossy media 0 2015
9857402 Measuring and reporting power received from guided surface waves 0 2015
9882436 Return coupled wireless power transmission 0 2015
9859707 Simultaneous multifrequency receive circuits 0 2015
9496921 Hybrid guided surface wave communication 44 2015
9882606 Hybrid guided surface wave communication 0 2016
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