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Transmitters for Animals and Methods for Transmitting from Animals

United States Patent Application

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Animal transmitters are provided that can include: a transducer configured to transmit a signal; process circuitry coupled to the transducer; and an energy harvesting element coupled to the process circuitry. Animals having a transmitter coupled thereto are also provided with the transmitter including an energy harvesting element in operational alignment with the animal's musculoskeletal system. Methods for transmitting the location of an animal are also provided with the methods including: coupling a transmitter powered by an energy harvesting element to the animal; and monitoring the transmissions of the transmitter.
Deng, Z. Daniel (Richland, WA), Li, Huidong (Richland, WA), Tian, Chuan (Richland, WA), Lu, Jun (Richland, WA), Myjak, Mitchell J. (Richland, WA), Martinez, Jayson J. (Richland, WA), Xiao, Jie (Richland, WA), Wang, Yuxing (Richland, WA), Li, Qiuyan (Richland, WA)
15/ 088,032
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.