Guided-wave transmission device and methods for use therewith

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PATENT NO 9871558
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15396991

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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 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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