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Systems and Methods for Monitoring Organisms Within an Aquatic Environment

United States Patent Application

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Systems and methods for monitoring organisms within an aquatic environment are described. According to one aspect, an injectable acoustic transmission device includes a body configured to be injected inside of an organism, a transducer within the body and configured to convert a plurality of electrical signals into a plurality of data transmissions which are transmitted externally of the body and the organism, a plurality of circuit components within the body and configured to use electrical energy from a power source to generate the electrical signals which are provided to the transducer, and wherein the transducer defines an internal volume and at least one of the circuit components is provided within the internal volume of the transducer.
Deng, Z. Daniel (Richland, WA), Li, Huidong (Richland, WA), Myjak, Mitchell J. (Richland, WA), Lu, Jun (Richland, WA), Martinez, Jayson J. (Richland, WA), Zhang, Jiguang (Richland, WA), Cartmell, Samuel S. (Richland, WA), Wang, Yuxing (Richland, WA), Li, Qiuyan (Richland, WA), Xiao, Jie (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland WA)
15/ 393,617
December 29, 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.