07009471 is referenced by 195 patents and cites 2 patents.

An apparatus for launching a surfacewave onto a single conductor transmission line provides a launch including a flared, continuously curving cone portion; a coaxial adapter portion; a wire adapter portion for contacting the wire conductor which allows for a multiplicity of wire dimensions for either insulated or uninsulated wire, or a tri-axial wire adapter device enabling non-contacting coupling to a wire; and a longitudinal slot added to the flared cone, wire adapter, and coaxial adapter portions of the launch to allow direct placement of the launch onto existing lines, without requiring cutting or threading of those lines for installation.

Title
Method and apparatus for launching a surfacewave onto a single conductor transmission line using a slohed flared cone
Application Number
10/732080
Publication Number
7009471 (B2)
Application Date
December 9, 2003
Publication Date
March 7, 2006
Inventor
Glenn E Elmore
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Agent
Johnson & Stainbrook
Craig M Stainbrook
Larry D Johnson
Assignee
Corridor Systems
CA, US
IPC
H01P 3/10
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