Guided wave couplers for coupling electromagnetic waves between a waveguide surface and a surface of a wire

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9692101
APP PUB NO 20160064794A1
SERIAL NO

14469287

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A dielectric waveguide coupling system for launching and extracting guided wave communication transmissions from a wire. At millimeter-wave frequencies, wherein the wavelength is small compared to the macroscopic size of the equipment, transmissions can propagate as guided waves guided by a strip of dielectric material. Unlike conventional waveguides, the electromagnetic field associated with the dielectric waveguide is primarily outside of the waveguide. When this dielectric waveguide strip is brought into close proximity to a wire, the guided waves decouple from the dielectric waveguide and couple to the wire, and continue to propagate as guided waves about the surface of the wire.

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

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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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