Patents by Inventor Irwin Gerszberg

Irwin Gerszberg has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11502724
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates detecting first electromagnetic waves propagating along a transmission medium are experiencing a first propagation loss, inducing second electromagnetic waves along the transmission medium to mitigate the first propagation loss, detecting that the second electromagnetic waves are experiencing a second propagation loss and inducing third electromagnetic waves along the transmission medium to mitigate the second propagation loss. To reduce radiation losses when transitioning from the first electromagnetic waves to second electromagnetic waves and transitioning from the second electromagnetic waves to the third electromagnetic waves, the system can be further adapted to use differing criteria for each transition. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Peter Wolniansky, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Bennett, Thomas M. Willis, III, Donald J. Barnickel, Giovanni Vannucci
  • Publication number: 20220321202
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a device having an envelope detector, an oscillator, a switch driver, a processing system including a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations of comparing a first signal received from the envelope detector and a second signal received from the oscillator within a high probability interval, thereby generating a valid detection; and activating the switch driver responsive to the valid detection. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci, Farhad Barzegar
  • Publication number: 20220321241
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, receiving, by a first waveguide system and via a coupler between the first waveguide system and a second waveguide system, a first electromagnetic wave transmitted by the second waveguide system, where the first waveguide system is operably coupled with a first span of a first transmission medium, the second waveguide system is operably coupled with a second span of a second transmission medium, the first transmission medium is supported by a first portion of a utility structure, and the second transmission medium is supported by a second portion of the utility structure, and transmitting, by the first waveguide system, a second electromagnetic wave based on the first electromagnetic wave, where the first and second electromagnetic waves respectively propagate along the coupler and the first span of the first transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Giovanni Vannucci, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Patent number: 11456771
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include systems, apparatuses, and methods for monitoring a value of a parameter associated with a first waveguide device that is configured to couple a first electromagnetic wave onto a transmission medium such that the first electromagnetic wave is guided by and propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and periodically transmitting, based on the monitoring, a status of a health of the first waveguide device, wherein the periodic transmission of the status of the health occurs at a rate that is less than once every ten seconds. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci, Farhad Barzegar
  • Publication number: 20220302950
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include systems, apparatuses, and methods for monitoring a value of a parameter associated with a first waveguide device that is configured to couple a first electromagnetic wave onto a transmission medium such that the first electromagnetic wave is guided by and propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and periodically transmitting, based on the monitoring, a status of a health of the first waveguide device, wherein the periodic transmission of the status of the health occurs at a rate that is less than once every ten seconds. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci, Farhad Barzegar
  • Publication number: 20220302598
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a guided wave launcher includes an array of antennas that generates first electromagnetic field signals. A lens is configured to guide the first electromagnetic field signals to a surface of a transmission medium, the first electromagnetic field signals inducing a first guided electromagnetic wave that is guided by the surface of the transmission medium and propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David M. Britz, Harold Lee Rappaport, Irwin Gerszberg, Ken Liu
  • Publication number: 20220302957
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include identifying at least one parameter associated with a transmission medium of a communication system, wherein the transmission medium is defined by a first physical endpoint and a second physical endpoint, identifying, based on the identifying of the at least one parameter, a first location for deploying a first waveguide system about the transmission medium, wherein the first location is different from each of the first physical endpoint and the second physical endpoint, wherein the first waveguide system is configured to couple a first electromagnetic wave onto the transmission medium, and wherein the first electromagnetic wave is guided by and propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and generating a first directive for deploying the first waveguide system about the transmission medium at the first location. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci, Farhad Barzegar
  • Publication number: 20220303915
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, systems, apparatuses, and methods for determining that a load associated with a transmission medium exceeds a first threshold, wherein the transmission medium guides a first electromagnetic wave that propagates along the transmission medium from a first waveguide device to a second waveguide device without requiring an electrical return path, and based on the determining that the load exceeds the first threshold, enabling an injector to supply power to the transmission medium utilizing a very low frequency (VLF) generator. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci
  • Publication number: 20220302958
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, generating, by a power supply of an insulator, first output power that is at least partially consumed by an electronic device of the insulator, and generating, by the power supply, second output power that is consumed by a first waveguide device, wherein the first waveguide device is configured to obtain a first electromagnetic wave from a transmission medium, and wherein the first electromagnetic wave is guided by and propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, wherein the insulator insulates medium-voltage infrastructure from low-voltage infrastructure. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci, Farhad Barzegar
  • Patent number: 11431555
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates transmitting a plurality of ultra-wideband electromagnetic waves that propagates along a surface of a first transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, wherein the first plurality of ultra-wideband electromagnetic waves conveys a plurality of communication signals, detecting an attenuation in the plurality of ultra-wideband electromagnetic waves that affects a propagation of the plurality of ultra-wideband electromagnetic waves along the first surface of the first transmission medium, and responsive to the detecting, redirecting at least a portion of the plurality of ultra-wideband electromagnetic waves to an interface of a second transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Paul Shala Henry
  • Patent number: 11394122
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a surface wave launcher is configured to transmit and receive guided electromagnetic waves via the aperture that propagate along a transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path. The surface wave launcher includes a coaxial port having an inner conductor and an outer conductor. A conductive tray is coupled to the inner conductor and is configured to surround, at least in part, a portion of the transmission medium. A dielectric layer surrounds, at least in part, a portion of the conductive tray. A conductive cone, is coupled to the outer conductor at a feed-point of the conductive cone, and coaxially surrounds the transmission medium, wherein the conductive cone is adjacent to the dielectric layer at the feed-point and forms an aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Wolniansky, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III, Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Giovanni Vannucci, Robert Bennett
  • Patent number: 11387560
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a device having a cylindrical coupler having a metallic shell that surrounds a transmission medium, wherein the cylindrical coupler launches a radio frequency signal from an aperture of the metallic shell as a guided electromagnetic wave that is bound to an outer surface of the transmission medium, and wherein the guided electromagnetic wave propagates along the outer surface of the transmission medium without requiring any electrical return path. An impedance matching element has a conductive trough within the metallic shell, wherein the impedance matching element couples the radio frequency signal to the cylindrical coupler via a coaxial feed point within the conductive trough, and wherein the conductive trough includes a first end forming a short circuit with the metallic shell and further includes a second end forming an open circuit within the metallic shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shikik Johnson, Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Robert Bennett, Thomas M. Willis, III, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Publication number: 20220200153
    Abstract: A transmission device includes a coupler configured to convert a transmit signal to transmitted guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along a surface of a transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, the coupler further configured to convert to a receive signal, received guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along the surface of the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path. A housing is configured to provide environmental protection to the coupler. The housing includes an aperture section configured to pass the transmitted guided electromagnetic waves from the coupler through an aperture side of the housing, the aperture section further configured to pass the received guided electromagnetic waves to the coupler through the aperture side of the housing. The housing also includes a non-aperture section configured to absorb radio frequency (RF) signals in a frequency range of the transmit signal and a frequency range the receive signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Irwin Gerszberg, Peter Wolniansky, Robert Bennett, Thomas M. Willis, III, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar
  • Patent number: 11362438
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a guided wave launcher includes an array of antennas configured to generate near field signals. A controller is configured to: select, in response to a first control signal, at least one of a plurality of guided wave modes; and adjust beam steering parameters of the array of antennas according to the selected one(s) of the plurality of guided wave modes. The near field signals combine to induce a guided electromagnetic wave having the selected one(s) of the plurality of guided wave modes, wherein the first guided electromagnetic wave is guided by the transmission medium and propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Harold Lee Rappaport, Giovanni Vannucci, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 11356143
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a waveguide system includes a transmission device configured to send and receive guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along a surface of a power line without requiring an electrical return path. The waveguide system further includes a magnetic core that surrounds the power line, a first winding around the magnetic core that generates a supply current in response a transmission current flowing through the power line and a power supply that converts the supply current to a supply voltage that powers the transmission device. The power supply automatically stabilizes power consumption by the transmission device in response to variations in the supply current caused by variations in the transmission current flowing through the power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Giovanni Vannucci, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 11356208
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a transmission device operates by: generating a transmit signal conveying transmit data in accordance with an HARQ protocol; converting the transmit signal to transmitted guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along a surface of a transmission medium; converting to a receive signal received guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along the surface of the transmission medium; generating, based on the receive signal, corona discharge data that indicates a corona discharge in proximity to the transmission medium during a first time period; identifying, responsive to the corona discharge data, a first packet of the transmit signal that was converted to transmitted guided electromagnetic waves during the first time period; and regenerating the transmit signal to include the first packet for retransmission via the transmitted guided electromagnetic waves, without waiting for a repeat request to be received from the remote device indicating the first packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Giovanni Vannucci, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20220116243
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, receiving a plurality of communication signals, and generating, according to the plurality of communication signals, signals that induce a plurality of electromagnetic waves bound at least in part to a dielectric material. Each electromagnetic wave of the plurality of electromagnetic waves conveys at least one communication signal of the plurality of communication signals, and the plurality of electromagnetic waves has a multiplexing configuration that reduces an interference between the plurality of electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20220109243
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include a generator that facilitates generation of an electromagnetic wave, a core, and a waveguide that facilitates guiding the electromagnetic wave towards the core to induce a second electromagnetic wave that propagates along the core. The core and/or the waveguide can be configured to reduce radiation loss of the second electromagnetic wave, propagation loss of the second electromagnetic wave, or a combination thereof. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel
  • Publication number: 20220102866
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system having a plurality of transmitters for launching, according to a signal, instances of first electromagnetic waves having different phases to induce propagation of a second electromagnetic wave at an interface of a transmission medium, the second electromagnetic wave having a non-fundamental wave mode and a non-optical operating frequency, wherein the plurality of transmitters has a corresponding plurality of antennas. A reflective plate is spaced a distance behind the plurality of antennas relative to a direction of the propagation of the second electromagnetic wave. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Publication number: 20220094030
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates directing a first electromagnetic wave to a device positioned along a transmission medium, the device facilitating a perturbation of the first electromagnetic wave, and the first electromagnetic wave having a first field intensity near an outer surface of the transmission medium, and generating, by the device, a second electromagnetic wave having a second field intensity near the outer surface of the transmission medium that is lower than the first field intensity of the first electromagnetic wave. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel