Patents by Inventor Ahmed Khattab

Ahmed Khattab 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: 20200308410
    Abstract: Nano-reinforced materials hold the potential to redefine traditional materials both in terms of performance and potential applications. Dispersing carbon nanofibers (“CNF”) in Hot Mix Asphalt mixtures creates a piezoresistive effect and classifies the new mixture as a “smart material.” The current invention uses the electromechanical capabilities of carbon fibers to sense its own strain by way of electrical resistivity to develop a Self-sensing Piezoresistive Hot Mix Asphalt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Mohammad Jamal Khattak, Ahmed Khattab, Mohammad Madani, Hashim R. Rizvi
  • Publication number: 20200290928
    Abstract: The current invention is a novel addition to the field and comprises a self-sensing high performance fiber reinforced Geopolymer composite (HPFR-GPC) with self-sensing ability. In one or more embodiment, the self-sensing abilities are created by the addition of high performance fibers into a Geopolymer composites. The HPFR-GPC exhibits smart, high performance, energy efficient, and sustainability characteristics including: enhanced tensile ductility, toughness, and strain hardening (including crack width control); improved piezoresistive effects; utilization of industrial by-product; high resistance to acid attacks; and lightweight, low density. When compared to current available embedded or attachable sensors, the current invention offers lower cost, higher durability, and a larger sensing volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mohammad Jamal Khattak, Ahmed Khattab
  • Publication number: 20200177704
    Abstract: Presented herein are methods associated with a Services Delivery Platform (SDP) architecture for a distributed application building blocks, such as microservices, deployment-agnostic. The system includes a central compute node and numerous remote compute nodes. Techniques are provided to “onboard” and assimilate the capabilities of remote compute nodes so that they are an integrated part of the SDP system and can be accessed and used in connection with one or more services provided by the SDP system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Ahmed Khattab, Carlos M. Pignataro, Richard M. Plane, Duen-Uei D. Chen, Samudra H. Bekti
  • Patent number: 10671445
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for identifying an optimal cluster configuration for performing a job in a remote cluster computing system. In some examples, one or more applications and a sample of a production load as part of a job for a remote cluster computing system is received. Different clusters of nodes are instantiated in the remote cluster computing system to form different cluster configurations. Multi-Linear regression models segmented into different load regions are trained by running at least a portion of the sample on the instantiated different clusters of nodes. Expected completion times of the production load across varying cluster configurations are identified using the multi-linear regression models. An optimal cluster configuration of the varying cluster configurations is determined for the job based on the identified expected completion times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Dragan Milosavljevic, Ping Pamela Tang, Athena Wong, Alex V. Truong, Alexander Sasha Stojanovic, John Oberon, Prasad Potipireddi, Ahmed Khattab, Samudra Harapan Bekti
  • Patent number: 10601956
    Abstract: Presented herein are methods associated with a Services Delivery Platform (SDP) architecture for a distributed application building blocks, such as microservices, deployment-agnostic. The system includes a central compute node and numerous remote compute nodes. Techniques are provided to “onboard” and assimilate the capabilities of remote compute nodes so that they are an integrated part of the SDP system and can be accessed and used in connection with one or more services provided by the SDP system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Ahmed Khattab, Carlos M. Pignataro, Richard M. Plane, Duen-Uei D. Chen, Samudra H. Bekti
  • Publication number: 20200078822
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of automated nanoparticle spraying and an apparatus for same. In one embodiment, the nanoparticles are sprayed over reinforced fabrics, such as for the manufacturing of composite materials. The developed method can control the amount of nanoparticles to be added to the composites with the capability to selectively reinforce localized areas of the fabrics based on the load distribution for a given application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ahmed Khattab, Wan Shou, Pengfei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190373083
    Abstract: Presented herein are methods associated with a Services Delivery Platform (SDP) architecture for a distributed application building blocks, such as microservices, deployment-agnostic. The system includes a central compute node and numerous remote compute nodes. Techniques are provided to “onboard” and assimilate the capabilities of remote compute nodes so that they are an integrated part of the SDP system and can be accessed and used in connection with one or more services provided by the SDP system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Ahmed Khattab, Carlos M. Pignataro, Richard M. Plane, Duen-Uei D. Chen, Samudra H. Bekti
  • Publication number: 20190370263
    Abstract: A Services Delivery Platform (SDP) architecture is provided that is configured to onboard new data sets into an SDP data lake. The SDP enables the crowdsourcing of data on-boarding by configuring this process into an interactive, intuitive, step-by-step guided workflow while governing/controlling key functions like verification, acceptance and execution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Ahmed Khattab, Carlos M. Pignataro, Ravi K. Papisetti, Prasad Potipireddi, Richard M. Plane
  • Patent number: 10404457
    Abstract: The method for generating a secret key for encrypted wireless communications is a physical layer technique that exploits channel randomness between two nodes, the channel being characterized by reciprocity between the two nodes. Reference signals exchanged by the two nodes are used to faun a channel estimate, including gain location and phase location. The gain and phase locations are compared to threshold values, and locations exceeding the respective thresholds are stored in vectors. The moving differences between gain and phase locations at adjacent sampling times define secondary random processes. The moving difference values are quantized and converted to bit streams, which are concatenated to generate the secret key. Measures are provided to reduce parity errors, thereby reducing the bit mismatch rate (BMR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Qatar University
    Inventors: Ahmed Badawy, Tamer Khattab, Tarek Elfouly, Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Amr Mohamed, Daniele Trinchero
  • Patent number: 10396849
    Abstract: The non-coherent ultra-wideband receiver receives an ultra-wideband (UWB) signal, consisting of pulses (or “symbols”) and uses on-off keying (OOK) modulation so that when a binary “0” is transmitted, the receiver collects noise-only samples. The receiver collects samples during the symbol (pulse) duration and sorts the samples by magnitude of voltage or energy. The receiver uses the known transmission rate and the estimated signal-to-noise ratio to retrieve a sample index from a look-up table. The receiver then compares the signal sample at the index value with a predetermined threshold voltage (or energy). If the selected sample exceeds the threshold, then it is assumed that all succeeding samples also exceed the threshold (assuming the sort is in ascending magnitude) and the pulse is present and binary “1”. Otherwise, the pulse is absent in the sampling period, and binary “0”. The process is repeated for the signal duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Qatar University
    Inventors: Ahmed Badawy, Tarek Elfouly, Tamer Khattab, Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Daniele Trinchero, Mohamed Hossam Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10386447
    Abstract: The method and apparatus for angle of arrival estimation are used for estimating the angle of arrival of a received signal by a switched beam antenna array and a single receiver. The switched beam antenna array first collects an omnidirectional signal to be used as a reference signal. A main beam thereof is then switched to scan an angular region of interest. The collected signals from the switched beams are cross-correlated with the reference signal. The cross-correlation coefficient is the highest at the true angle of arrival and relatively negligible otherwise. The collected signal from each beam angle is cross-correlated with the omnidirectional reference signal to determine the angle of arrival of the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Qatar University
    Inventors: Ahmed Badawy, Tamer Khattab, Daniele Trinchero, Tarek Elfouly, Amr Mohamed
  • Publication number: 20190171494
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for identifying an optimal cluster configuration for performing a job in a remote cluster computing system. In some examples, one or more applications and a sample of a production load as part of a job for a remote cluster computing system is received. Different clusters of nodes are instantiated in the remote cluster computing system to form different cluster configurations. Multi-Linear regression models segmented into different load regions are trained by running at least a portion of the sample on the instantiated different clusters of nodes. Expected completion times of the production load across varying cluster configurations are identified using the multi-linear regression models. An optimal cluster configuration of the varying cluster configurations is determined for the job based on the identified expected completion times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Dragan Milosavljevic, Ping Pamela Tang, Athena Wong, Alex V. Truong, Alexander Sasha Stojanovic, John Oberon, Prasad Potipireddi, Ahmed Khattab, Samudra Harapan Bekti
  • Publication number: 20190031563
    Abstract: The current invention is a novel addition to the field and comprises a self-sensing high performance fiber reinforced Geopolymer composite (HPFR-GPC) with self-sensing ability. In one or more embodiment, the self-sensing abilities are created by the addition of high performance fibers into a Geopolymer composites. The HPFR-GPC exhibits smart, high performance, energy efficient, and sustainability characteristics including: enhanced tensile ductility, toughness, and strain hardening (including crack width control); improved piezoresistive effects; utilization of industrial by-product; high resistance to acid attacks; and lightweight, low density. When compared to current available embedded or attachable sensors, the current invention offers lower cost, higher durability, and a larger sensing volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Mohammad Jamal Khattak, Ahmed Khattab
  • Publication number: 20180244921
    Abstract: Nano-reinforced materials hold the potential to redefine traditional materials both in terms of performance and potential applications. Dispersing carbon nanofibers (“CNF”) in Hot Mix Asphalt mixtures creates a piezoresistive effect and classifies the new mixture as a “smart material.” The current invention uses the electromechanical capabilities of carbon fibers to sense its own strain by way of electrical resistivity to develop a Self-sensing Piezoresistive Hot Mix Asphalt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Mohammad Jamal Khattak, Ahmed Khattab, Mohammad Madani, Hashim R. Rizvi
  • Patent number: 9768992
    Abstract: A system and method for simultaneous and asynchronous transmissions in multi-antenna multi-hop networks. The system and method employ randomized and non-greedy resource allocation to counter starvation. The system and method define a class of asynchronous random access protocols subsuming MIMO systems via two components. Residual Capacity Estimation and Randomized Resource Allocation. The system and method realize the first asynchronous MIMO MAC protocol that counters flow starvation in multi-hop networks. Randomized and non-greedy antenna allocation coupled with local residual capacity estimation results in previously-starving nodes capturing a fair share of system resources while simultaneously exploiting throughput gains available to multi-antenna systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Ahmed Khattab, Ashutosh Sabharwal, Edward W. Knightly
  • Patent number: 7669246
    Abstract: A system comprises a business entitlement object, a primary account associated with a first user, wherein the primary account is linked to the business entitlement object, a secondary user condition defined by the first user, and a first secondary account, wherein a second user links the first secondary account to the business entitlement object according to the secondary user condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel Scott Jorgenson, Joseph Gerard Moffat, Richard Paul Kane, Christopher John Hoffman, Ahmed Khattab, Nirmaladevi Kulandaivelu, Kathleen M. Cox, Thomas M. Graefe, Fabrizio Mancuso
  • Publication number: 20090304096
    Abstract: A system and method for simultaneous and asynchronous transmissions in multi-antenna multi-hop networks. The system and method employ randomized and non-greedy resource allocation to counter starvation. The system and method define a class of asynchronous random access protocols subsuming MIMO systems via two components. Residual Capacity Estimation and Randomized Resource Allocation. The system and method realize the first asynchronous MIMO MAC protocol that counters flow starvation in multi-hop networks. Randomized and non-greedy antenna allocation coupled with local residual capacity estimation results in previously-starving nodes capturing a fair share of system resources while simultaneously exploiting throughput gains available to multi-antenna systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Ahmed Khattab, Ashutosh Sabharwal, Edward W. Knightly
  • Publication number: 20060210373
    Abstract: A setup comprising a gas/air compressor and inflatable Device(s)/object (s) for liquid transporting mobile containers or objects. When liquid is poured in for transportation the compressor is used to inflate the inflatable object(s) to fill/consume the remaining space in the container/object. The liquid is then trapped in the confined volume with no room to move. Thus increase safety by improving liquid handling during transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventor: Ahmed Khattab
  • Publication number: 20050283372
    Abstract: A system comprises a business entitlement object, a primary account associated with a first user, wherein the primary account is linked to the business entitlement object, a secondary user condition defined by the first user, and a first secondary account, wherein a second user links the first secondary account to the business entitlement object according to the secondary user condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel Jorgenson, Joseph Moffat, Richard Kane, Christopher Hoffman, Ahmed Khattab, Nirmaladevi Kulandaivelu, Kathleen Cox, Thomas Graefe, Fabrizio Mancuso
  • Publication number: 20030033354
    Abstract: Systems and methods for caching entitlement sets are provided. A representative system is implemented as a program for caching an entitlement set. The entitlement set designates services and products a user is entitled to access. Such a program can include: logic configured to receive a login request from the user; logic configured to determine whether a dirty buffer related to the user exists, the dirty buffer having been created after a triggering event, the dirty buffer indicating the triggering event has occurred; logic configured to read a preexisting entitlement set from a memory element if the dirty buffer does not exist; and logic configured to calculate a new entitlement set if the dirty buffer does exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Kenneth Joseph Schulz, Joseph Gerard Moffat, Daniel Scott Jorgenson, Ahmed Khattab, Robert Maslin Hull, Gautam Shah