Patents by Inventor Samir Mekid

Samir Mekid 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: 10368259
    Abstract: A method for evaluating performance of a sensor network. The method includes selecting, a sensor distribution pattern for a geographical region and determining a location for a base station. A plurality of sensor clusters are generated, each sensor cluster being formed by one of a first and second grouping mechanism. Further, the method allocates, for each sensor a time-slot within a time-frame to transmit a data packet from the sensor to the base station, and evaluates the performance of the first grouping mechanism and the second grouping mechanism for the selected sensor distribution pattern and base station location, by computing at least a ratio of delivered data packets to the base station to a total energy consumption, and a first delay and a second delay incurred by each data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Uthman Baroudi, Anas Abdelwahid Al-Roubaiey, Samir Mekid
  • Patent number: 10341889
    Abstract: A method for evaluating performance of a sensor network. The method includes selecting, a sensor distribution pattern for a geographical region and determining a location for a base station. A plurality of sensor clusters are generated, each sensor cluster being formed by one of a first and second grouping mechanism. Further, the method allocates, for each sensor a time-slot within a time-frame to transmit a data packet from the sensor to the base station, and evaluates the performance of the first grouping mechanism and the second grouping mechanism for the selected sensor distribution pattern and base station location, by computing at least a ratio of delivered data packets to the base station to a total energy consumption, and a first delay and a second delay incurred by each data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Uthman Baroudi, Anas Abdelwahid Al-Roubaiey, Samir Mekid
  • Patent number: 10168188
    Abstract: The system with branched optical fibers provides diagnostics and measurement of static and/or dynamic parameters in structures and structural elements. The system includes a structural material or element having a branched optical fiber embedded therein. The branched optical fiber includes a primary optical fiber segment and at least one secondary optical fiber segment branching therefrom. One or more fiber Bragg grating sensors are arranged on, and are in optical communication with, the primary optical fiber segment and the at least one secondary optical fiber segment. A signal analyzer receives signals generated by the fiber Bragg grating sensors representative of a magnitude of the physical parameter of the structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventor: Samir Mekid
  • Patent number: 10161767
    Abstract: The system with branched optical fibers provides diagnostics and measurement of static and/or dynamic parameters in structures and structural elements. The system includes a structural material or element having a branched optical fiber embedded therein. The branched optical fiber includes a primary optical fiber segment and at least one secondary optical fiber segment branching therefrom. One or more fiber Bragg grating sensors are arranged on, and are in optical communication with, the primary optical fiber segment and the at least one secondary optical fiber segment. A signal analyzer receives signals generated by the fiber Bragg grating sensors representative of a magnitude of the physical parameter of the structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventor: Samir Mekid
  • Publication number: 20180352456
    Abstract: A method for evaluating performance of a sensor network. The method includes selecting, a sensor distribution pattern for a geographical region and determining a location for a base station. A plurality of sensor clusters are generated, each sensor cluster being formed by one of a first and second grouping mechanism. Further, the method allocates, for each sensor a time-slot within a time-frame to transmit a data packet from the sensor to the base station, and evaluates the performance of the first grouping mechanism and the second grouping mechanism for the selected sensor distribution pattern and base station location, by computing at least a ratio of delivered data packets to the base station to a total energy consumption, and a first delay and a second delay incurred by each data packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: KING FAHD UNIVERSIY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Uthman BAROUDI, Anas Abdelwahid AL-ROUBAIEY, Samir MEKID
  • Publication number: 20180340796
    Abstract: The system with branched optical fibers provides diagnostics and measurement of static and/or dynamic parameters in structures and structural elements. The system includes a structural material or element having a branched optical fiber embedded therein. The branched optical fiber includes a primary optical fiber segment and at least one secondary optical fiber segment branching therefrom. One or more fiber Bragg grating sensors are arranged on, and are in optical communication with, the primary optical fiber segment and the at least one secondary optical fiber segment. A signal analyzer receives signals generated by the fiber Bragg grating sensors representative of a magnitude of the physical parameter of the structural element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventor: Samir MEKID
  • Publication number: 20180340797
    Abstract: The system with branched optical fibers provides diagnostics and measurement of static and/or dynamic parameters in structures and structural elements. The system includes a structural material or element having a branched optical fiber embedded therein. The branched optical fiber includes a primary optical fiber segment and at least one secondary optical fiber segment branching therefrom. One or more fiber Bragg grating sensors are arranged on, and are in optical communication with, the primary optical fiber segment and the at least one secondary optical fiber segment. A signal analyzer receives signals generated by the fiber Bragg grating sensors representative of a magnitude of the physical parameter of the structural element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventor: Samir MEKID
  • Publication number: 20180302815
    Abstract: A method for evaluating performance of a sensor network. The method includes selecting, a sensor distribution pattern for a geographical region and determining a location for a base station. A plurality of sensor clusters are generated, each sensor cluster being formed by one of a first and second grouping mechanism. Further, the method allocates, for each sensor a time-slot within a time-frame to transmit a data packet from the sensor to the base station, and evaluates the performance of the first grouping mechanism and the second grouping mechanism for the selected sensor distribution pattern and base station location, by computing at least a ratio of delivered data packets to the base station to a total energy consumption, and a first delay and a second delay incurred by each data packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Uthman BAROUDI, Anas Abdelwahid AL-ROUBAIEY, Samir MEKID
  • Patent number: 10066968
    Abstract: The system with branched optical fibers provides diagnostics and measurement of static and/or dynamic parameters in structures and structural elements. The system includes a structural material or element having a branched optical fiber embedded therein. The branched optical fiber includes a primary optical fiber segment and at least one secondary optical fiber segment branching therefrom. One or more fiber Bragg grating sensors are arranged on, and are in optical communication with, the primary optical fiber segment and the at least one secondary optical fiber segment. A signal analyzer receives signals generated by the fiber Bragg grating sensors representative of a magnitude of the physical parameter of the structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventor: Samir Mekid
  • Patent number: 10034185
    Abstract: A method for evaluating performance of a sensor network. The method includes selecting, a sensor distribution pattern for a geographical region and determining a location for a base station. A plurality of sensor clusters are generated, each sensor cluster being formed by one of a first and second grouping mechanism. Further, the method allocates, for each sensor a time-slot within a time-frame to transmit a data packet from the sensor to the base station, and evaluates the performance of the first grouping mechanism and the second grouping mechanism for the selected sensor distribution pattern and base station location, by computing at least a ratio of delivered data packets to the base station to a total energy consumption, and a first delay and a second delay incurred by each data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Uthman Baroudi, Anas Abdelwahid Al-Roubaiey, Samir Mekid
  • Publication number: 20170350732
    Abstract: The system with branched optical fibers provides diagnostics and measurement of static and/or dynamic parameters in structures and structural elements. The system includes a structural material or element having a branched optical fiber embedded therein. The branched optical fiber includes a primary optical fiber segment and at least one secondary optical fiber segment branching therefrom. One or more fiber Bragg grating sensors are arranged on, and are in optical communication with, the primary optical fiber segment and the at least one secondary optical fiber segment. A signal analyzer receives signals generated by the fiber Bragg grating sensors representative of a magnitude of the physical parameter of the structural element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventor: SAMIR MEKID
  • Patent number: 9833844
    Abstract: The desktop milling machine with an ovate-shaped bridge is a desktop milling machine of the computer numerical control (CNC) type having a portion of the bridge or frame structure configured to alleviate bridge deflections and deformations that are caused during the high-speed milling processes. Preferably, the bridge has an ovate arch, or has a rear face having an ovate contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventor: Samir Mekid
  • Patent number: 9721448
    Abstract: Wireless communication system for underground pipeline inspection. The system includes a plurality of sensor nodes moved by robots within the pipeline and each sensor node includes a radio transceiver. A plurality of spaced apart, above ground relay nodes are deployed along the pipeline, each relay node including a radio transceiver for communication with the sensor nodes. A remote monitoring center is provided in communication with the relay nodes, whereby a leak detected by a sensor node is communicated to the remote monitoring center. Each sensor node may further include a microcontroller, an accelerometer and a timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Dalei Wu, Kamal Youcef-Toumi, Samir Mekid, Rached Ben-Mansour
  • Publication number: 20160288220
    Abstract: The desktop milling machine with an ovate-shaped bridge is a desktop milling machine of the computer numerical control (CNC) type having a portion of the bridge or frame structure configured to alleviate bridge deflections and deformations that are caused during the high-speed milling processes. Preferably, the bridge has an ovate arch, or has a rear face having an ovate contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: SAMIR MEKID
  • Publication number: 20160295435
    Abstract: A method for evaluating performance of a sensor network. The method includes selecting, a sensor distribution pattern for a geographical region and determining a location for a base station. A plurality of sensor clusters are generated, each sensor cluster being formed by one of a first and second grouping mechanism. Further, the method allocates, for each sensor a time-slot within a time-frame to transmit a data packet from the sensor to the base station, and evaluates the performance of the first grouping mechanism and the second grouping mechanism for the selected sensor distribution pattern and base station location, by computing at least a ratio of delivered data packets to the base station to a total energy consumption, and a first delay and a second delay incurred by each data packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Uthman BAROUDI, Anas Abdelwahid AL-ROUBAIEY, Samir MEKID
  • Patent number: 9366596
    Abstract: The pipeline leak detector is a mobile device having a pressure sensor array for travel within a fluid pipeline for leak detection in the pipe wall. The sensor array is positioned close to the internal surface of the pipe wall and rotates circumferentially about the surface of the pipe wall as the device travels through the pipe, thus describing a helical path along the pipe wall to cover the entire internal surface of the pipe wall with a minimal number of sensors. The sensors comprise tubes with conical mouths, and flexible members and strain gauges within the tubes. Pressure changes due to leaks cause the flexible members to move, with the strain gauges sending signals to a central processor to indicate a leak. The device is supported by a drive wheel, a driven wheel, and an idler wheel bearing against the internal surface of the pipe and evenly circumferentially spaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Samir Mekid, Rached Ben-Mansour
  • Patent number: 9285290
    Abstract: Leak detection apparatus for deployment in a pipe. The apparatus includes a carrier disposed for motion along the pipe and a detector connected to move with the carrier in an axial direction. The detector comprises a drum mounted for rotation about pitch and yaw axes. A flexible material is mounted on, and extends from, the drum and at least two sensors responsive to drum rotation are provided. The flexible material will be drawn into contact with a wall of the pipe at a leak location, thereby producing a torque on the drum, causing the drum to rotate, and the at least two sensors to generate signals from which leak location is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Dimitrios Chatzigeorgiou, Samir Mekid, Rached Ben-Mansour, Atia Khalifa, Kamal Youcef-Toumi
  • Patent number: 9135908
    Abstract: The dual resonator chamber with variable volume includes first and second housings. The second housing is slidably mounted within the first housing such that a second inner neck portion of the second housing is slidably mounted about the first inner neck portion of the first housing and forms a fluid-tight seal therewith. A sliding wall is slidably mounted within the second housing, dividing the interior thereof into upper and lower resonator chambers. At least one first actuator selectively adjusts the height of the sliding wall with respect to the second lower end of the second housing to selectively adjust volumes of the upper and lower resonator chambers. At least one second actuator selectively adjusts the height of the second housing with respect to the first housing to selectively adjust the neck length of the lower resonator chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Samir Mekid, Maaz Farooqui
  • Publication number: 20150179044
    Abstract: Wireless communication system for underground pipeline inspection. The system includes a plurality of sensor nodes moved by robots within the pipeline and each sensor node includes a radio transceiver. A plurality of spaced apart, above ground relay nodes are deployed along the pipeline, each relay node including a radio transceiver for communication with the sensor nodes. A remote monitoring center is provided in communication with the relay nodes, whereby a leak detected by a sensor node is communicated to the remote monitoring center. Each sensor node may further include a microcontroller, an accelerometer and a timer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Dalei Wu, Kamal Youcef-Toumi, Samir Mekid, Rached Ben-Mansour
  • Publication number: 20150098771
    Abstract: The desktop milling machine with an ovate-shaped bridge is a desktop milling machine of the computer numerical control (CNC) type having a portion of the bridge or frame structure configured to alleviate bridge deflections and deformations that are caused during the high-speed milling processes. Preferably, the bridge has an ovate arch, or has a rear face having an ovate contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventor: SAMIR MEKID