ITU Faculty Gets Patent Granted on Method of Scheduling in Linux from USPTO


ITU Faculty Gets Patent Granted on Method of Scheduling in Linux from USPTO
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August 23, 2017

The Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab’s Assistant Professor and Director of Embedded Computing Laboratory (ECLab), Electrical Engineering Department, Dr Khurram Bhatti along with two researchers from France, Dr. S. Bilavarn and Dr. C. Belleudy, has been granted a patent in the United States for their research work on “Method for scheduling with deadline constraints, in particular in Linux, carried out in user space” by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Dr Umar Saif, the founding Vice Chancellor of ITU, Chairman PITB and Advisor to CM Punjab termed it a remarkable success of Pakistan’s first IT led research university ITU, which has opened the doors for Pakistani researchers to excel in invention and innovation activities through in-depth research in the related areas in collaboration with the world class experts and to improve the existing technology tools. Soon more outstanding successes would emerge as a result of the ongoing efforts of the ITU faculty, he added.

ITU’s Assistant Professor and Director of Embedded Computing Laboratory (ECLab), Electrical Engineering Department, Dr Khurram Bhatti said that he has proposed to patch Linux operating system for hard real-time systems without modifying kernel. In this Patent, the researchers have proposed to modify a well-known and globally used operating system Linux for real-time systems without compromising the stability of Linux Kernel.

The Patent details are given as follow:

Patent Title: Method for scheduling with deadline constraints, in particular in Linux, carried out in user space.

Patent ID:    US 9582325 B2

Google Link: https://encrypted.google.com/patents/US9582325