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Biological Material Fouling Assessment Systems and Methods

United States Patent Application

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Biological material fouling assessment systems and methods are described. According to one aspect, a biological material fouling assessment system includes processing circuitry configured to access image data of an image of a surface of a substrate which has been fouled with biological material, wherein the image data comprises intensity information regarding a plurality of pixels of the image, and wherein the processing circuitry is further configured to process the intensity information regarding the pixels of the image to generate information which is indicative of an amount of the fouling of the biological material upon the surface of the substrate.
Bonheyo, George T. (Sequim, WA), Larimer, Curtis J. (Richland, WA), Winder, Eric M. (Sequim, WA), Addleman, Raymond S. (Benton City, WA), Jeters, Robert T. (Sequim, WA), Prowant, Matthew S. (Richland, WA), Cinson, Anthony D. (Hickory, NC)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland WA)
15/ 240,761
August 18, 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.