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28 Jan 2018
Jordan University of Science and Technology is Awarded a new US Patent

Jordan University of Science and Technology is Awarded a new US Patent

Dr. Fahed Awad from the Faculty of Computer and Information Technology at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and two former undergraduate students Sarah Homsi and "Mohammad Adel" Qudmani have been awarded a new patent by the United States Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) titled:

"Method for Seamless Multi-link Network Connectivity"

Dr. Fahed Awad is an associate professor of Network Engineering and Security at the Faculty of Computer and Information Technology at JUST and is currently the director of Center of Excellence for Innovative Projects. He has ten years of industrial experience and twenty years of academic experience in both USA and Jordan with four US and international patents and thirty-five publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.

Ms. Sarah Homsi is a former student at the Department of Computer Science at JUST and is currently a software engineer at Experient Group in the USA.

Mr. Mohammad-Adel Qudmani is a former student at the Department of Computer Science at JUST and is currently a software engineer at Google in the USA.

Dr. Awad explained that the new patent allows any network-enabled device to concurrently utilize any number of available network connections via different communication links such as Wi-Fi, 3G, Ethernet, etc. provided by different service providers such that the overall data rate is maximized. This also insures that an ongoing session will not be disconnected as the device switches from one connection to another. Traditionally, operating systems allow only one communication link to be active at any time, limiting the data rate to that of the active link and potentially causing disconnections of ongoing sessions.

It is worth mentioning that this has been the third US patent for JUST in less than a year and the first patent to involve students as inventors. The Technology Transfer Office at the Center of Excellence for Innovative Projects is currently working on a number of new patent ideas provided by faculty members, students, and citizens from the local community; along with following up on a number of filed patent applications that are still under evaluation.

For more details about the new patent, click on the following web link: https://goo.gl/vhyCMF