Patents held by NYUAD students.

In early offerings of the Design and Innovation course (2010–2015), more emphasis was placed on inventing new technologies as final course projects. After each semester's end, students were encouraged to consider filing patent applications for novel ideas, and, over the years, a handful of patents have been granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

These are impressive outcomes and great accomplishments for the individuals, but development of most of the ideas stopped at the point of filing the patent. In recognizing this, the EDS has strategically shifted focus towards producing measurable impact and concrete deliverables. Patents are, of course, one valid pathway of capturing and registering the details of a design or invention, but many other pathways exist. We encourage students to be aware of the broad spectrum of possible routes of capturing and delivering value throughout the lifetime of a project or venture.

(Note: None of these would have been possible without the support of Dr. Ramesh Jagannathan who generously worked with student groups to coordinate with Intellectual Property Rights lawyers to prepare the patent applications and navigate the years-long processes. For reasons of internal ogranizational formalities, Ramesh is listed as inventor on these patents; however, it is understood that the students are the primary inventors.)

US9035743B2: Song selection based upon axial pen pressure (2012)

Inventors: Mohammed Yaseer Omar, Abdel Razzaq Sami Alsharif

Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer readable media, for determining, using a pressure sensor, pressure data comprising a pressure indication and a time indication. A first mood is determined based upon the pressure data and one or more songs are selected based upon the determined first mood. A playlist is modified based upon the selected one or more songs, wherein the modified playlist comprises the selected one or more songs and the modified playlist is played. Song data, based upon the modified playlist, is wirelessly transmitted to a remote device.

US9704414B2: Blind Aid Device (2015)

Inventors: Jad Mahmoud, Nahal Mustafa, Noha Alfergani, Brenda Odhingo

A blind aid device designed for non-verbal communication between a blind person and a companion includes a body worn sensor System to be worn by the companion, a body worn actuation system to be worn by the blind person and a wireless communication link between the body-worn sensor system and the wearable body-worn actuation system. The body-worn sensor system includes a gyroscope configured to detect and record a Velocity of tilting and turning head movements of the companion, an accelerometer configured to detect and record an extent of the tilting head movements of the companion, and a magnetic compass sensor configured to detect and record an extent of the turning head movement of the companion. The wearable body-worn actuation system includes an array of control electronics and actuators configured to translate electronic signals transmit ted from the body-worn sensor System into physical movements, in real time.

US10526185B2: User-controlled volume regulation mechanism for automatic consumable dispensers (2017)

Inventors: Mohammed Yaseer Omar, Dirichi D. Ike-Njoku, Pablo Pacareu, Vasily Rudchenko, Pedro Zufiria

An automated consumable dispenser with a precision method for delivering consumable ingredients in specific proportions to a container up to a specified volume. This method involves the use of a system of sensors and a micro-microprocessor, which detects, digitizes and develops a three dimensional rendering of the container, calculates the container volume and dispenses specific amounts of consumable ingredients. A user is able to pick the level in the vessel to which the consumable ingredients should be dispensed and displays the selected desired level. The embodiments described include an automated dispenser capable of dispensing beverages and food items, either separately or together.