07567154 is referenced by 195 patents and cites 11 patents.

A low attenuation surface wave transmission line system for launching surface waves on a bare and unconditioned conductor, such as are found in abundance in the power transmission lines of the existing power grids. The conductors within the power grid typically lack dielectric and special conditioning. Accordingly, the present invention includes a first launcher, preferably including a mode converter and an adapter, for receiving an incident wave of electromagnetic energy and propagating a surface wave longitudinally on the power lines. The system includes at least one other launcher, and more likely a number of other launchers, spaced apart from one another along the constellation of transmission lines. The system and associated electric fields along any given conductor are radially and longitudinally symmetrical.

Title
Surface wave transmission system over a single conductor having E-fields terminating along the conductor
Application Number
12/123413
Publication Number
7567154 (B2)
Application Date
May 19, 2008
Publication Date
July 28, 2009
Inventor
Glenn E Elmore
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Agent
Stainbrook & Stainbrook
Craig M Stainbrook
Assignee
Corridor Systems
CA, US
IPC
H01P 3/10
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