Patents by Inventor Mohamed Ahmad

Mohamed Ahmad 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).

  • Patent number: 10808180
    Abstract: Systems and methods of integrated gas oil separation are disclosed. Systems include a high pressure production trap (HPPT), a low pressure production trap (LPPT), a low pressure degassing tank (LPDT), a first knockout drum (KOD) fluidly coupled to the LPDT and operable to accept an atmospheric pressure off-gas from the LPDT, an atmospheric pressure compressor fluidly coupled to the first KOD and operable to compress the atmospheric pressure off-gas to introduce the atmospheric pressure off-gas from the LPDT into the LPPT inlet feed stream, a second KOD fluidly coupled to the LPPT and operable to accept a low pressure off-gas from the LPPT, and a low pressure compressor fluidly coupled to the second KOD and operable to compress the low pressure off-gas to introduce the low pressure off-gas from the LPPT into the crude oil inlet feed stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Mohamed Soliman, Samusideen Adewale Salu, Talal Al-Zahrani, Nisar Ahmad K. Ansari
  • Patent number: 10671099
    Abstract: A system and method for dispensing an injection material to an injection point. The injection material is stored in a tank and disposed to parallel piped vessels. An orifice is disposed in piping connected to discharge ends of the vessels, and has an opening with a designated cross sectional area. A high pressure fluid drives the injection material to the injection point; the pressure of the high pressure fluid is regulated with a pressure control valve. Valves in the inlet and discharge piping connected to the vessels are selectively opened and closed so that injection material flows to and from the vessels. Vessels vent to a recycle/recovery system to reduce vessel pressure enabling refilling with injection material. Valves in the pressurizing and depressurizing lines are selectively opened and closed to depressurize and refill the vessels to have continuous chemical injection to the injection location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Nisar Ahmad K. Ansari, Samusideen Adewale Salu, Talal Al-Zahrani, Mohamed Soliman
  • Publication number: 20200017218
    Abstract: A UAV includes a fork lift system and a length component. The forklift system includes one or more elongated members extending at least partially in a horizontal direction. The forklift system also includes an extension mechanism configured to selectively retract and extend the one or more elongated members relative to an opposing surface. For example, the elongated members may include the tines of the fork or supporting member of the forklift system. The length component is configured to control the extension mechanism to adjust a distance between the opposing surface and the one or more elongated members to accommodate a payload.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Mohamed AHMAD, Scott Vincent MYERS
  • Publication number: 20200011530
    Abstract: A system and method for recycling flare gas back to a processing facility that selectively employs different numbers of ejector legs depending on the flare gas flowrate. The ejector legs include ejectors piped in parallel, each ejector has a flare gas inlet and a motive fluid inlet. Valves are disposed in piping upstream of the flare gas and motive fluid inlets on the ejectors, and that are selectively opened or closed to allow flow through the ejectors. The flowrate of the flare gas is monitored and distributed to a controller, which is programmed to calculate the required number of ejector legs to accommodate the amount of flare gas. The controller is also programmed to direct signals to actuators attached to the valves, which open or close the valves to change the capacity of the ejector legs so they can handle changing flowrates of the flare gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Samusideen Adewale Salu, Mohamed A. Soliman, Nisar Ahmad K. Ansari
  • Publication number: 20190337532
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for using an autonomous vehicle to teach a student how to drive. The method may include generating, by the autonomous vehicle during a training session, a plan for navigating a section of road. During the training session, the autonomous vehicle may receive control instructions from the student regarding how the student would like to navigate the section of road. If the autonomous vehicle determines that implementing the instructions would be safe and legal, it may implement those instructions. However, if the autonomous vehicle determines that implementing the instructions would not be safe and legal, it may execute the plan. During a training session, an autonomous vehicle may provide on a head-up display to the student certain visual feedback regarding a driving performance of the student.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Vincent MYERS, Parsa MAHMOUDIEH, Jinesh J. JAIN, Connie ZENG, Maryam MOOSAEI, Mohamed AHMAD
  • Patent number: 10429067
    Abstract: A system and method for recycling flare gas back to a processing facility that selectively employs different numbers of ejector legs depending on the flare gas flowrate. The ejector legs include ejectors piped in parallel, each ejector has a flare gas inlet and a motive fluid inlet. Valves are disposed in piping upstream of the flare gas and motive fluid inlets on the ejectors, and that are selectively opened or closed to allow flow through the ejectors. The flowrate of the flare gas is monitored and distributed to a controller, which is programmed to calculate the required number of ejector legs to accommodate the amount of flare gas. The controller is also programmed to direct signals to actuators attached to the valves, that open or close the valves, to change the capacity of the ejector legs so they can handle changing flowrates of the flare gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Samusideen Adewale Salu, Mohamed A. Soliman, Nisar Ahmad K. Ansari
  • Publication number: 20190220819
    Abstract: A method for package delivery includes identifying a plurality of delivery locations for package delivery. The method includes determining a driving route for an automated ground vehicle to optimize delivery to the delivery locations using one or more automated aerial vehicles. The method includes controlling the automated ground vehicle to navigate the delivery route. The method further includes determining timing for release of the one or more automated aerial vehicles during navigation of the delivery route to deliver packages to the plurality of delivery locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Harpreetsingh BANVAIT, Scott Vincent MYERS, Alexandru Mihai GURGHIAN, Mohamed AHMAD
  • Patent number: 10329249
    Abstract: The sulindac derivatives are compounds of the formula: wherein R is one of twenty-five substituted or unsubstituted phenyl substituents; and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. The sulindac derivatives are synthesized by refluxing sulindac hydrazide with appropriately substituted benzaldehydes in the presence of ethanol and catalytic amounts of glacial acetic acid. The sulindac derivatives may be used as active ingredients in pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of inflammation or inflammatory diseases. The sulindac derivatives may also be used as analgesic and/or gastric sparing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Mashooq Ahmad Bhat, Mohamed A. Al-Omar, Nawaf Abdulaziz Alsaif, Syed Hidayathulla
  • Publication number: 20190135215
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting hazards in anticipation of opening vehicle doors. Vehicle sensors (e.g., rear viewing cameras) can be used to detect and classify traffic, for example, as pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters, wheel chair, etc., approaching on the side of a vehicle. When there is a possibility of a vehicle occupant opening a door into approaching traffic, a warning can be issued in the vehicle cabin to alert vehicle occupants of the approaching traffic. In one aspect, a vehicle prevents a door from opening if opening the door would likely cause an accident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Alexandru Mihai Gurghian, Scott Vincent Myers, Mohamed Ahmad, Lisa Scaria
  • Patent number: 10269242
    Abstract: Techniques pertaining to an autonomous police vehicle are described. A method may involve a processor associated with an autonomous vehicle obtaining an indication of violation of one or more traffic laws by a first vehicle. The method may also involve the processor maneuvering the autonomous vehicle to pursue the first vehicle. The method may further involve the processor remotely executing one or more actions with respect to the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Ahmad, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Alexandru Mihai Gurghian, Francois Charette
  • Patent number: 10232846
    Abstract: Example ride control systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method receives a request to initiate a drive session to help a baby fall asleep in a vehicle. The method identifies a driving route for the drive session and implements the drive session by following the driving route. One or more vehicle-mounted sensors determine whether the baby in the vehicle has fallen asleep during the drive session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Mohamed Ahmad, Jinesh J Jain, Lisa Scaria
  • Patent number: 10173625
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting hazards in anticipation of opening vehicle doors. Vehicle sensors (e.g., rear viewing cameras) can be used to detect and classify traffic, for example, as pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters, wheel chair, etc., approaching on the side of a vehicle. When there is a possibility of a vehicle occupant opening a door into approaching traffic, a warning can be issued in the vehicle cabin to alert vehicle occupants of the approaching traffic. In one aspect, a vehicle prevents a door from opening if opening the door would likely cause an accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Alexandru Mihai Gurghian, Scott Vincent Myers, Mohamed Ahmad, Lisa Scaria
  • Patent number: 10086830
    Abstract: Example accident attenuation systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method determines a speed of a second vehicle approaching from behind a first vehicle and determines a distance between the first and second vehicles. The method also determines whether the second vehicle can stop before colliding with the first vehicle. If the second vehicle cannot stop before colliding with the first vehicle, the method takes action to attenuate the potential collision by applying full brake force, tightening seat belts, and/or turning the front wheels of the first vehicle to direct the first vehicle away from oncoming traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Alexandru Mihai Gurghian, Mohamed Ahmad, Nikhil Nagraj Rao
  • Publication number: 20180251091
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting hazards in anticipation of opening vehicle doors. Vehicle sensors (e.g., rear viewing cameras) can be used to detect and classify traffic, for example, as pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters, wheel chair, etc., approaching on the side of a vehicle. When there is a possibility of a vehicle occupant opening a door into approaching traffic, a warning can be issued in the vehicle cabin to alert vehicle occupants of the approaching traffic. In one aspect, a vehicle prevents a door from opening if opening the door would likely cause an accident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Alexandru Mihai Gurghian, Scott Vincent Myers, Mohamed Ahmad, Lisa Scaria
  • Publication number: 20180201254
    Abstract: Example ride control systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method receives a request to initiate a drive session to help a baby fall asleep in a vehicle. The method identifies a driving route for the drive session and implements the drive session by following the driving route. One or more vehicle-mounted sensors determine whether the baby in the vehicle has fallen asleep during the drive session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Mohamed Ahmad, Jinesh J. Jain, Lisa Scaria
  • Patent number: 10000172
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting hazards in anticipation of opening vehicle doors. Vehicle sensors (e.g., rear viewing cameras) can be used to detect and classify traffic, for example, as pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters, wheel chair, etc., approaching on the side of a vehicle. When there is a possibility of a vehicle occupant opening a door into approaching traffic, a warning can be issued in the vehicle cabin to alert vehicle occupants of the approaching traffic. In one aspect, a vehicle prevents a door from opening if opening the door would likely cause an accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Alexandru Mihai Gurghian, Scott Vincent Myers, Mohamed Ahmad, Lisa Scaria
  • Publication number: 20180015826
    Abstract: Techniques pertaining to user notification via interior lighting for improved human-machine interface in vehicles are described. A method may involve a notification system of a vehicle receiving one or more signals each indicating a respective level of a plurality of levels of required user involvement required in operation of the vehicle. The method may also involve the notification system providing a visual notification with at least one aspect of the visual notification corresponding to the respective level of required user involvement indicated by each signal of the one or more signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Mohamed Ahmad, Alexander Groh, Surjya Sarathi Ray, Jennifer L. Brace
  • Publication number: 20180017799
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for a heads up display for observing vehicle perception activity. As a vehicle is operating, an occupant can see objects outside of the vehicle through the windshield. Vehicle sensors also sense the objects outside the vehicle. A vehicle projection system can project a heads up display for the sensed objects onto the windshield. The heads up display can be aligned with a driver's point of view so that graphical elements projected on a windshield overlap with their corresponding objects as seen through the windshield. As such, a driver (e.g., a test engineer) is able to view algorithm output (e.g., perception algorithm output) without having to look away from the road while driving. Accordingly, testing driver assist and autonomous driving features is both safer and more efficient. The heads up display can also be used as a driver assist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Mohamed Ahmad, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Ashley Elizabeth Micks, Nikhil Nagraj Rao
  • Publication number: 20180018869
    Abstract: Techniques pertaining to an autonomous police vehicle are described. A method may involve a processor associated with an autonomous vehicle obtaining an indication of violation of one or more traffic laws by a first vehicle. The method may also involve the processor maneuvering the autonomous vehicle to pursue the first vehicle. The method may further involve the processor remotely executing one or more actions with respect to the first vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Mohamed Ahmad, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Alexandru Mihai Gurghian, Francois Charette
  • Publication number: 20170369016
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting hazards in anticipation of opening vehicle doors. Vehicle sensors (e.g., rear viewing cameras) can be used to detect and classify traffic, for example, as pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters, wheel chair, etc., approaching on the side of a vehicle. When there is a possibility of a vehicle occupant opening a door into approaching traffic, a warning can be issued in the vehicle cabin to alert vehicle occupants of the approaching traffic. In one aspect, a vehicle prevents a door from opening if opening the door would likely cause an accident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Alexandru Mihai Gurghian, Scott Vincent Myers, Mohamed Ahmad, Lisa Scaria