Patents by Inventor Aly Khalifa

Aly Khalifa has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200197928
    Abstract: Described herein are an adaptable apparatus and methods for detecting the presence of a target substance in a liquid. For example, the adaptable apparatus can be a medallion that detects illicit drugs in a beverage. The adaptable apparatus comprises a detection unit comprising an indicator that is configured to display a signal upon the detection of an interaction with the target substance. In some examples, the adaptable apparatus can be attached to an implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: NICOLAS LETOURNEAU, ALY KHALIFA, ADAM SANDT, JOSHUA STEVEN JOSEPH
  • Publication number: 20200045986
    Abstract: Stackable infusion filtration and storage systems are described herein. Components of the systems may include a first container, a second container, and a cooperating third container. The stackable systems may further include a sleeve component and one or more lids. The stackable systems can concurrently capture liquid as the liquid separates from an infused butter mixture and solidify butter in separate cooperating stackable containers. Methods of use are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Rashieka Barr, Robert Shanks, Fredrik Perman, Aly Khalifa
  • Publication number: 20200001220
    Abstract: An air filter assembly includes a filter element having at least one variable dimension, and a frame for engaging and supporting the filter element. The frame may include a plurality of linear segments forming a rectangular configuration, and a plurality of clips for connecting the linear segments together at corners thereof. The linear segments may be L-channel segments, C-channel segments, or may be of other form. Clips may be used for connecting the linear segments together at the corners. The filter element may have a pattern of creases or fold lines to facilitate folding thereof from an expanded configuration to a reduced configuration. A grate may be included for spanning an area bounded by the frame to support the filter element. The grate may have multiple arms and a central hub. An edge treatment may form a seal between the filter element and the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin James Barry, Thaddeus Worth Tarkington, Aly Khalifa
  • Patent number: 10427079
    Abstract: An air filter assembly includes a filter element having at least one variable dimension, and a frame for engaging and supporting the filter element. The frame may include a plurality of linear segments forming a rectangular configuration, and a plurality of clips for connecting the linear segments together at corners thereof. The linear segments may be L-channel segments, C-channel segments, or may be of other form. Clips may be used for connecting the linear segments together at the corners. The filter element may have a pattern of creases or fold lines to facilitate folding thereof from an expanded configuration to a reduced configuration. A grate may be included for spanning an area bounded by the frame to support the filter element. The grate may have multiple arms and a central hub. An edge treatment may form a seal between the filter element and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FilterEasy, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin James Barry, Thaddeus Worth Tarkington, Aly Khalifa
  • Publication number: 20190262754
    Abstract: An air filter assembly includes a filter element having at least one variable dimension, and a frame for engaging and supporting the filter element. The frame may include a plurality of linear segments forming a rectangular configuration, and a plurality of clips for connecting the linear segments together at corners thereof. The linear segments may be L-channel segments, C-channel segments, or may be of other form. Clips may be used for connecting the linear segments together at the corners. The filter element may have a pattern of creases or fold lines to facilitate folding thereof from an expanded configuration to a reduced configuration. A grate may be included for spanning an area bounded by the frame to support the filter element. The grate may have multiple arms and a central hub. An edge treatment may form a seal between the filter element and the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin James Barry, Thaddeus Worth Tarkington, Aly Khalifa
  • Publication number: 20190246894
    Abstract: A subjective refraction apparatus provides a variable optical correction along an optical axis. The subjective refraction apparatus includes a pair of lenses mounted on a mount in such a manner that the lenses are movable with respect to each other in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis for generating a variable spherical power along the optical axis. The mount is provided with a support defining a space for removably receiving an additional lens on the optical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Patricia KOH, Aly KHALIFA, John FRIEDMAN, Jimena VERGARA SANZ, Frederik VAN ASBECK
  • Publication number: 20180321212
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatus and methods for detecting substances of abuse or other analytes in liquids. For example, the apparatus and methods described herein can be used for real-time detection of analytes, such as substances of abuse. The methods comprise providing a detection area comprising a chromatographic membrane capable of receiving the liquid and allowing for migration of the liquid, the chromatographic membrane comprising an anti-analyte antibody-particle conjugate, an analyte-conjugate protein at a test line; exposing at least the first location of the apparatus to the liquid; and determining whether an interaction between the analyte-conjugate protein and the liquid occurs to detect the presence of the analyte. The chromatographic membrane may further comprise an anti-species antibody at a control line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Undercover Colors, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Letourneau, Aly Khalifa, Michael Gorczynski, Catherina Gomes, Ronald Smith, Sarah Paluskiewicz, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney
  • Publication number: 20180318145
    Abstract: Described herein are a wearable apparatus and methods for detecting the presence of a targeted substance in a liquid. For example, the wearable apparatus can be a fingernail that detects illicit drugs in a beverage. The wearable apparatus comprises a detection layer comprising an indicator that is configured to display a signal upon the detection of an interaction with the targeted substance. In some examples, the wearable apparatus can include a lateral flow assay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Undercover Colors, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Letourneau, Aly Khalifa, Michael Gorczynski, Catherina Gomes, Ronald Smith, Sarah Paluskiewicz, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney
  • Patent number: 10034569
    Abstract: A beverage filtering device wherein flavoring solids, such as coffee, tea, or herbs, are infused or brewed with fluids and then a finished beverage is filtered from the flavoring solids using a system of nested cups. The nested cups are pressed together during filtration to create a compact form that can serve as a beverage cup or beverage serving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: O2C RALEIGH, LLC
    Inventor: Aly Khalifa
  • Patent number: 10024873
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatus and methods for detecting substances of abuse or other analytes in liquids. For example, the apparatus and methods described herein can be used for real-time detection of analytes, such as substances of abuse. The methods comprise providing a detection area comprising a chromatographic membrane capable of receiving the liquid and allowing for migration of the liquid, the chromatographic membrane comprising an anti-analyte antibody-particle conjugate, an analyte-conjugate protein at a test line; exposing at least the first location of the apparatus to the liquid; and determining whether an interaction between the analyte-conjugate protein and the liquid occurs to detect the presence of the analyte. The chromatographic membrane may further comprise an anti-species antibody at a control line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Undercover Colors, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Letourneau, Aly Khalifa, Michael Gorczynski, Catherina Gomes, Ronald Smith, Sarah Paluskiewicz, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney
  • Patent number: 10016315
    Abstract: Described herein are a wearable apparatus and methods for detecting the presence of a targeted substance in a liquid. For example, the wearable apparatus can be a fingernail that detects illicit drugs in a beverage. The wearable apparatus comprises a detection layer comprising an indicator that is configured to display a signal upon the detection of an interaction with the targeted substance. In some examples, the wearable apparatus can include a lateral flow assay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Undercover Colors, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Letourneau, Aly Khalifa, Michael Gorczynski, Catherina Gomes, Ronald Smith, Sarah Paluskiewicz, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney
  • Publication number: 20180050850
    Abstract: A closure for a bottle has a straw portion with a ball coupling, a sipper extending from the ball coupling, a rod extending from opposite sides of the ball coupling, and a handle arranged on opposite ends of the rod. The sipper is in fluid communication with the ball coupling. A cap portion is attachable to the bottle and has a reception area with a channel and a straw area. The channel is configured to detachably receive the rod such that the rod is rotatable within the channel. The straw area has a third aperture and is configured to receive the ball coupling. The ball coupling is rotatable within the straw area between an aligned position in which the ball coupling second aperture is aligned with straw area third aperture and a misaligned position in which the ball coupling second aperture is misaligned with straw area third aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Kelly Murosky, Derrick Lawrence, Aly Khalifa
  • Publication number: 20170280926
    Abstract: A beverage filtering device wherein flavoring solids, such as coffee, tea, or herbs, are infused or brewed with fluids and then a finished beverage is filtered from the flavoring solids using a system of nested cups. The nested cups are pressed together during filtration to create a compact form that can then also serve as a beverage cup or beverage serving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Seventh Generation Ventures, Inc.
    Inventor: Aly Khalifa
  • Publication number: 20170269108
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatus and methods for detecting substances of abuse or other analytes in liquids. For example, the apparatus and methods described herein can be used for real-time detection of analytes, such as substances of abuse. The methods comprise providing a detection area comprising a chromatographic membrane capable of receiving the liquid and allowing for migration of the liquid, the chromatographic membrane comprising an anti-analyte antibody-particle conjugate, an analyte-conjugate protein at a test line; exposing at least the first location of the apparatus to the liquid; and determining whether an interaction between the analyte-conjugate protein and the liquid occurs to detect the presence of the analyte. The chromatographic membrane may further comprise an anti-species antibody at a control line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Nicolas Letourneau, Aly Khalifa, Michael Gorczynski, Catherina Gomes, Ronald Smith, Sarah Paluskiewicz, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney
  • Publication number: 20170242045
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatus and methods for detecting substances of abuse or other analytes in liquids. For example, the apparatus and methods described herein can be used for real-time detection of analytes, such as substances of abuse. The methods comprise providing a detection area comprising a chromatographic membrane capable of receiving the liquid and allowing for migration of the liquid, the chromatographic membrane comprising an anti-analyte antibody-particle conjugate, an analyte-conjugate protein at a test line; exposing at least the first location of the apparatus to the liquid; and determining whether an interaction between the analyte-conjugate protein and the liquid occurs to detect the presence of the analyte. The chromatographic membrane may further comprise an anti-species antibody at a control line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Nicolas Letourneau, Aly Khalifa, Michael Gorczynski, Catherina Gomes, Ronald Smith, Sarah Paluskiewicz, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney
  • Publication number: 20170209313
    Abstract: Described herein are a wearable apparatus and methods for detecting the presence of a targeted substance in a liquid. For example, the wearable apparatus can be a fingernail that detects illicit drugs in a beverage. The wearable apparatus comprises a detection layer comprising an indicator that is configured to display a signal upon the detection of an interaction with the targeted substance. In some examples, the wearable apparatus can include a lateral flow assay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Nicolas Letourneau, Aly Khalifa, Michael Gorczynski, Catherina Gomes, Ronald Smith, Sarah Paluskiewicz, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney
  • Patent number: D796261
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Seventh Generation Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Aly Khalifa, Derrick Paul Lawrence
  • Patent number: D812966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: O2C Raleigh, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Murosky, Aly Khalifa, Karim Rashid
  • Patent number: D823061
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: O2C Raleigh, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Murosky, Aly Khalifa, Karim Rashid
  • Patent number: D847576
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: O2C RALEIGH, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Murosky, Aly Khalifa, Karim Rashid