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Shared vehicle rental system
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A shared vehicle rental system has a plurality of motor vehicles, a parking area for a plurality of users to rent motor vehicles therefrom and to return motor vehicles thereto, and a control center for supervising the motor vehicles. The shared vehicle rental system registers the users in a plurality of groups depending on a usage time zone in which the users use the motor vehicles, identifies registration information of the users which is recorded on IC cards of the users, and supervises the motor vehicles and the parking area based on the registration information of the users.
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Manfred Eckelt1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system for managing a plurality of motor vehicles that are driven by different people is provided. A parking area having an entrance and an exit is provided with a data acquisition device for controlling user access, as well as a receiver that is disposed in the vicinity of a barrier and that receives vehicle operation data that is transmitted by a transmitter that is integral with the vehicle, with this data being transmitted to a central control unit that controls the barriers, the data acqu...
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Israel Hirshberg1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract of EP0451482A highly automated car-rental system based on a specially equipped fleet of cars for hire and one or more control stations. An authorized subscriber can enter any car of the fleet which is free for hire at any location, and use it for a desired period of time, parking it at the end of the hire period at any authorized parking place. Cars are equipped with customer identification means, means enabling use of the car or refusing such use, monitoring means for the main subsyste...
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Harry F. Smith1
Estimated H-index: 1
Disclosed are methods and apparatus for communicating with an occupant of a ehicle. A method includes the steps of coupling the vehicle to a station; transferring information from the station into the vehicle; and receiving the transferred information and storing the transferred information within the vehicle. In this embodiment of the invention the station is located at a site that provides a service for the vehicle, and the transferred information includes a portion that indicates when a next ...
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Pierre Brisson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(STMicroelectronics)
To reserve a supply of a good or service, a chip type memory card is inserted into a terminal of a reserving device. This reserving device makes the reservation by sending indications about this reservation to a terminal located near the goods or services to be delivered. On the agreed date and at the agreed place, the renting party goes to this terminal and inserts his memory card therein. The terminal then tells him where and how he should get and use the service or good reserved by him. This ...
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Israel Hirshberg1
Estimated H-index: 1
A highly automated car-rental system based on a specially equipped fleet of cars for hire and one or more control stations. An authorized subscriber can enter any car of the fleet which is free for hire at any location, and use it for a desired period of time, parking it at the end of the hire period at any authorized parking place. Cars are equipped with customer, identification means, means enabling use of tile car or refusing such use, monitoring means for the main subsystems and other parame...
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Robert W. Behnke1
Estimated H-index: 1
A flexible-route transportation system, primarily utilizing privately-owned vehicles to provide ridesharing transportation for the public, is described. Interactive communications terminals are provided through which drivers of the vehicles may rapidly transmit ride offers via a telecommunications network to a central operations coordinating station, equipped with a general-purpose programmable computer. Rider interactive communications terminals, located at public and private facilities, are al...
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Manfred Altman1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Donald Friedman1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system is described having a plurality of vehicles, the use of which is available to a number of individuals. An identification and information system is provided for regulating vehicle access, recording the time any individual uses a vehicle, and also the extent of use so that billing and other control functions can be performed at a central processing facility. In this system the access to a vehicle is controlled by a credit card or the like in possession of a user. Vehicle identification an...
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Donald Friedman1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Nicholas Di Napoli1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Robin P Nicholls1
Estimated H-index: 1
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An automatic automobile rental system having a plurality of remote rental stations and a central data processing station for system control and customer billing is described. A system user employs a credit card that is automatically read at a rental station to identify the user, and this information is checked at the central station to verify that the card holder is entitled to receive an automobile. The same card identifies the holder when the automobile is returned to the same or a different r...
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Pierre Brisson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(STMicroelectronics)
Pour reserver une prestation, on introduit (3) une carte (1) a memoire a puce dans un terminal (4) d'un dispositif (2) de reservation. To reserve a benefit, is introduced (3) a board (1) in chip memory in a terminal (4) of a device (2) for reservation. Ce dispositif de reservation effectue la reservation en transmettant a un terminal (10) situe a proximite des prestations (9) a delivrer des indications concernant cette reservation. This reservation device makes the reservation by transmitting to...
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Ralph H. Peckworth1
Estimated H-index: 1
A mileage recording and service reminding accessory for a shared-use vehicle is provided as a self-contained unit which may be installed as original equipment at the time of manufacture or added as a modification accessory to an existing vehicle. The console includes auxiliary individual odometers or hour meters for different persons authorized to use the vehicle, a master meter within the console, an electric circuit operable to selectively connect a desired auxiliary odometer or hour meter to ...
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Cecilio Vladimir Polanco1
Estimated H-index: 1
The present invention relates to a method for managing a vehicle sales geographic location/site and a method for facilitating vehicle sales in a Vehicle Sales Space System (VSS System) by managing and organizing the flow of people, vehicles, and material through the site. The VSS System has been developed using the latest technology to provide a safe, secure, and economical way to sell a vehicle at a secure access site.
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Steven R. Janda3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Caterpillar Inc.)
A method provides rental equipment to a customer including providing a portable container containing a piece of equipment at a location chosen by the customer and authorizing the customer to access the portable container. The method detects removal of the piece of equipment from the portable container and/or return of the piece of equipment to the portable container. Usage of the piece of equipment is tracked.
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Hovhannes Tumanyan1
Estimated H-index: 1
Systems and methods for system login and single sign-on are described. A first application of a first system receives a request to access a protected application of a second system. An assertion is generated in response to the request. The assertion asserts an identity in the first system of a user generating the request. The assertion is validated and first account information corresponding to the assertion is extracted. The first account information is information of a first account of the use...
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Jon T. Rogers1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Gordon MacKay1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system for providing a user/child with the arrival status of a driver/parent and method therefore includes providing a mobile code carrier, a code reader that identifies a code stored on the code carrier, a processor communicatively coupled to the code reader, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor storing a data base that includes a data structure, and a plurality of displays each communicatively coupled to the processor and located in one of a plurality of disparate locations with...
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The method involves storing multiple geographical areas (2a,2b,2C,2d) of a superordinate city (1) in a data processing unit, which has a park space management, and determining the location of the land vehicle by the location decision unit. The location is transmitted from the data transmission unit to the data processing unit.
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Robert Ramseyer1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system for managing a fleet of automotive vehicles having a program control circuit. A radio receiver receives radio signals from a remote station and that receiver has an output connected as an input signal to the digital circuit. A key fob having a mechanical button transmits the radio signal to unlock the vehicle associated with the fob. An electromechanical actuator is connected to an output from the control circuit and, upon activation, actuates the fob button to unlock the vehicle. This ...
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Hideo Miyauchi5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Denso)
A rental support system includes a first communication device, a second communication device, and a server. The server is in data communication with the first and second communication devices. The first communication device transmits enrollment information to the server. The enrollment information identifies at least one object for rent and a lending period. Upon receiving the enrollment information, the server stores lending information that is based on the enrollment information in an informat...
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Satoshi Tamai1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NEC)
A method for individually renting a private car is provided which enables a traveler to rent the private car of a dealer at a place where a journey is made. First customer information about a scheduled traveling period during which a party from whom a car is rent is transmitted. The first customer information is input to a dealer server via a dealer terminal and private car availability information is provided a party who is scheduled to visit a region where the private car which the first custo...
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Koichi Ogura5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Kazuhiro Nakamura9
Estimated H-index: 9
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Toshiyasu Watanabe4
Estimated H-index: 4
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A vehicle managing device is provided with a control station of a vehicle use shared system in which a user ID number is compared with an ID number registered on an ID terminal owned by the user. The vehicle managing device includes a reservation information storage unit which stores vehicle reservation information of the user so as to relate to the user ID number; a vehicle reservation confirmation unit which confirms a presence of a reservation made by the user on a vehicle the user wishes to ...
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Kenneth S. Ehrman13
Estimated H-index: 13
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Jeffrey M. Jagid12
Estimated H-index: 12
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Nathan H. Loosmore2
Estimated H-index: 2
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An automated vehicle rental system with individual vehicle transmitting sensors for keeping track of vehicle mileage, fill state of vehicle fuel tank, and localized position status in a rental lot. Sensors are linked to the vehicle odometer reading and to the vehicle fuel tank float sensor with compensation for types of driving and fuel fill-ups which affect float level readings. The sensors are integrated with or are linked with communicating tags operable in a defined site for ultimate communi...
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