UF startup Cannabix Technologies Inc., the developer of the Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer for law enforcement and the workplace, is pleased to report that it has filed a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) entitled, “Apparatus and Methods for Detection of Molecules”. This provisional patent covers multiple new inventions and intellectual property (IP) related to the development of the company’s FAIMS (field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry) based marijuana breathalyzer technology.
This new patent application is the culmination of research and development work conducted by Cannabix scientists and engineers in the areas of ion mobility spectrometry, fluid dynamics, and non-volatile molecule sampling, during which several significant technical challenges have been overcome. This patent application seeks protection for, among others, novel methods in asymmetric waveform generation and application and ion optics design. It is anticipated that additional IP will be included in the subsequent non-provisional patent filing and that these techniques can lead to utility in other areas related to the detection of molecules in breath.Learn more about Cannabix Technologies Files Patent for Detection of Molecules in Breath Using FAIMS technology.