Guided-wave transmission device and methods for use therewith

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PATENT NO 9577307
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15070041

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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, the first electromagnetic wave having at least one carrier frequency and corresponding wavelength. A coupler couples the first electromagnetic wave to a transmission medium having at least one inner portion surrounded by a dielectric material, the dielectric material having an outer surface and a corresponding circumference, wherein the coupling of the first electromagnetic wave to the transmission medium forms a second electromagnetic wave that is guided to propagate along the outer surface of the dielectric material via at least one guided-wave mode that can include an asymmetric mode, wherein the at least one carrier frequency is within a microwave or millimeter-wave frequency band and wherein the at least one corresponding wavelength is less than the circumference of the transmission medium. 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 281 12977
Barzegar, Farhad Branchburg, US 347 15314
Bennett, Robert Southold, US 379 13688
Gerszberg, Irwin Kendall Park, US 449 21094
Henry, Paul Shala Holmdel, US 358 15343
Willis,, III Thomas M Tinton Falls, US 291 13291

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