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Signal Transmitter and Methods for Transmitting Signals from Animals

United States Patent Application

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Injectable transmitters are provided that can include a body with the body housing a power source and an oscillator, the injectable transmitter also including an antenna extending from the body, the body and antenna being of sufficient size to be injected through a 9 gauge needle. Radio frequency transmitters are provided that can include a body extending from a nose to a tail with the body housing a power source and RF signal generator components. The power source of the transmitter can define at least a portion of the nose of the body. The transmitters can have an antenna extending from the tail. Methods for attaching a radio frequency (RF) transmitter to an animal are provided. The methods can include providing an RF transmitter and providing an injection device having a needle of gauge of 9 or smaller; providing the RF transmitter into the injection device; and providing the RF transmitter through the 9 gauge or smaller needle and into the animal.
Deng, Z. Daniel (Richland, WA), Lu, Jun (Richland, WA), Li, Huidong (Richland, WA), Tian, Chuan (Richland, WA), Myjak, Mitchell J. (Richland, WA), Bellgraph, Brian J. (Richland, WA), Cartmell, Sam (Richland, WA), Xiao, Jie (Richland, WA)
15/ 087,936
March 31, 2016
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.