Guided-wave transmission device with non-fundamental mode propagation and methods for use therewith

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PATENT NO 9525210
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15070001

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Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transmission device that includes a transmitter that generates a first electromagnetic wave to convey data. A coupler couples the first electromagnetic wave to a single wire transmission medium having an outer surface, to forming a second electromagnetic wave that is guided to propagate along the outer surface of the single wire transmission medium via at least one guided wave mode that includes an asymmetric or non-fundamental mode having a lower cutoff frequency. A carrier frequency of the second electromagnetic wave is selected to be within a limited range of the lower cutoff frequency, so that a majority of the electric field is concentrated within a distance from the outer surface that is less than half the largest cross sectional dimension of the single wire transmission medium, and/or to reduce propagation loss. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.RENO, NV6956

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barnickel, Donald J Flemington, US 292 13292
Barzegar, Farhad Branchburg, US 359 15637
Bennett, Robert Southold, US 391 14001
Gerszberg, Irwin Kendall Park, US 461 21452
Henry, Paul Shala Holmdel, US 370 15672
Willis,, III Thomas M Tinton Falls, US 302 13605

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