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Patent US0200178891
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US0200178891

2. The system of claim 1, wherein the molecule collector comprises a Carboxen.RTM. coated mesh or other carbon molecular sieve. (0)

3. The system of claim 1, wherein the heating element comprises a power source coupled to the molecule collector and configured to apply a voltage to the molecule collector to introduce the heat within the sampling chamber. (0)

4. The system of claim 1, wherein the analysis device comprises a mass spectrometer, a computing device communicatively coupled to the mass spectrometer, and an output device communicatively coupled to the computing device, and wherein: the mass spectrometer includes: an ionizer configured to ionize at least the portion of the VOCs released from the molecule collector to produce one or more ionized fragments (1) (5)

6. The system of claim 1, wherein the analysis device comprises a Terahertz (THz) spectrometer that includes: an excitation source configured to introduce an excitation signal within the sampling chamber subsequent to the release of at least a portion of the VOCs from the molecule collector (2) (1)

9. The system of claim 1, further comprising a disposable mouthpiece removably coupled to a first end of the inlet, wherein a second end the inlet is coupled to the sampling chamber. (0)

10. The system of claim 1, further comprising a valve disposed within an air flow path between the inlet and the sampling chamber, wherein the valve is configurable to at least a first state and a second state, the first state corresponding to an open state configured to allow the breath sample to flow into the sampling chamber and the second state corresponding to a closed state configured to prevent contamination of the breath sample. (0)

11. The system of claim 1, further comprising an outlet configured to release non-VOCs from the sampling chamber. (0)

12. The system of claim 1, wherein the output representative of the one or more target VOCs comprises information that quantitates a concentration of the one or more target VOCs with respect to a source of the breath sample. (0)

13. The system of claim 1, further comprising a sensor configured to determine whether the breath sample satisfies one or more criterion. (0)

14. A method for analyzing a breath sample, the method comprising: receiving, at a sampling chamber, a breath sample via an inlet coupled to the sampling chamber, wherein the sampling chamber comprises a molecule collector disposed within the sampling chamber, and wherein the molecule collector is configured to adhere to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the breath sample (4) (3)
 

20. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations for analyzing a breath sample, the operations comprising: activating a heating element configured to introduce heat within a sampling chamber subsequent to a breath sample being provided to the sampling chamber, wherein the sampling chamber comprises a molecule collector disposed within the sampling chamber, and wherein the molecule collector is configured to adhere to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the breath sample (0) (2)



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