US 9,812,756 B1
Systems and methods for combining or dividing microwave power using satellite conductors and capable of receiving and retaining a gas
David B. Aster, Spokane Valley, WA (US)
Filed by David B. Aster, Spokane Valley, WA (US)
Filed on Apr. 20, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/493,074.
Application 15/493,074 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/043,570, filed on Feb. 14, 2016, granted, now 9,673,503.
Application 15/043,570 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/078,086, filed on Mar. 23, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/140,390, filed on Mar. 30, 2015.
Int. Cl. H01P 5/12 (2006.01); H01P 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01P 5/12 (2013.01) [H01P 11/001 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A power divider/combiner comprising:
a main conductor defining an axis;
a ground conductor radially exterior of the main conductor;
an input connector having a center conductor, adapted to be coupled to a signal source, electrically coupled to the main conductor and having an axis aligned with the main conductor axis, and having a second conductor electrically coupled to the ground conductor;
a cylinder conductor including an end in the shape of a hollow cylinder having slots to define a plurality of satellite conductors, having an inner cylindrical surface radially exterior of and spaced apart from the main conductor, and having an outer cylindrical surface;
a second ground conductor radially exterior of the outer cylindrical surface of the conductive cylinder, a gap being defined between the second ground conductor and the outer surface of the conductive cylinder;
a plurality of output connectors having respective axes that are perpendicular to the main conductor axis, the output connectors having center conductors electrically coupled to the respective satellite conductors of the conductive cylinder and having respective second conductors electrically coupled to the second ground conductor; and
means for receiving and retaining a gas inside the divider/combiner when the divider/combiner is in use with cables coupled to the input connector and output connectors.