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Bicycle theft monitoring and recovery devices
Abstract
Bicycle theft monitoring and recovery systems include a tracking device with geolocation capabilities that is mountable to or integrated into a bicycle or other asset. Communications between the tracking device and a networked server or a user device permit configuring the tracking device as well as receiving reports of asset disturbances. The server coordinates tracking devices and assets for a plurality of users. In some examples, a user mobile device is configured to display tracker status, disturbance reports, and asset location and initiate alarms in response to disturbance reports from the tracking device.
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Perryn H. J. Holtrop1
Estimated H-index: 1
The anti-theft alarm system includes a base unit which is shaped and sized to fit in a bicycle accessory such as a water bottle or to fit on a water bottle cage or on a bicycle component such as a seat frame at a location where it is concealed from view. The base unit has a microprocessor and a shock sensor which in reponse to tilt or other movement of the sensor (and bicycle) allows electrical current to flow through the microprocessor which outputs a signal into either just an alarm in some em...
Ref 7Cited 32 Source
Qifeng Yan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Nokia)
An approach is provided for a remote lost-and-found service. A local sensor manager causes, at least in part, pairing of a device and a local sensor. The local sensor manager then determines when the local sensor is beyond a predetermined distance from the device, and causes, at least in part, a change in a profile status of the local sensor based on the determination. The profile status specifies, at least in part, a visibility of the local sensor to one or more other devices.
Ref 30Cited 11 Source
Ajit V. Sathe9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Intel),
Udbhava A. Shrivastava1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Jason Ku1
Estimated H-index: 1
Systems and methods for securing a mobile asset. In an implementation, a method includes receiving a user ID code associated with a user, receiving an asset ID code associated with a mobile asset, determining if the asset ID code is associated with the user ID code, and emitting an alarm indicator if the asset ID code is not associated with the user ID code.
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C. Douglass Thomas1
Estimated H-index: 1
Techniques for location tracking, location utilization, and dissemination and management of location information are disclosed. As a location monitoring system, one embodiment includes at least a plurality of mobile computing devices supported by a wireless network, and a web server coupled to a wired network (e.g., the Internet) that couples to the wireless network. Each of the mobile computing devices are associated with and proximate to an object whose location is being monitored. The web ser...
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Francis S. Zajac1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Tony Bachta1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
James Peverill1
Estimated H-index: 1
A programmable interface module includes a linear power regulator to control and provide power to interfaced components on an as needed basis. The interface module is implemented in, for example, a sensor pack and multiplexed to a plurality of sensor modules. In a first mode, the linear voltage regulator provides a relatively small amount of power which allows a sensor module to output a signal responsive to detecting an environmental condition (e.g., gamma or x-ray radiation, extreme temperatur...
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Daniel G. Wolfe1
Estimated H-index: 1
A security device for monitoring personal property using a wireless interface to a communication network is presented. The device is comprised of a security module that interfaces with a wireless transceiver such as a cellular telephone. The security module includes a detection monitor the alarms upon a condition and initiates a dialing command to the wireless telephone. The wireless telephone includes a preprogrammed number of a user and is readily reprogrammable to other numbers. Once the comm...
Ref 62Cited 96 Source
Knut Hovden1
Estimated H-index: 1
There is an increase in the number of autonomous battery driven devices in the world today and also a growing need for rapid information of unwanted incidents. By combining the GMS- and GPS-technology with the invention and any sensor with the ability to generate a voltage due to external influences, one has reached an activation device perfect for alarm devices that can lay dormant for years with no mentionable power consumption until the day a certain incident occurs. This trait can be used in...
Ref 4Cited 7 Source
Scott Matthew Sells1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Caterpillar Inc.),
James Lester Greene2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Caterpillar Inc.)
A visual diagnostic system is disclosed. The visual diagnostic system has a sensor located onboard a machine to generate a signal indicative of a status of a machine component, and a user interface associated with the machine to receive input from and provide information to a user. The visual diagnostic system also has a controller in communication with the sensor and the user interface. The controller is configured display on the user interface a model containing the machine component in respon...
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David Derrick4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Bruce Derrick4
Estimated H-index: 4
A remote tracking system is described including one or more remote tracking devices and a monitoring center. The remote tracking device includes a tamper-resistant housing intended to be held securely to a wearer by a strap, a positioning system receiver in the housing and operable to receive signals indicative of the location of the remote tracking device, a cellular transceiver in the housing and operable to communicate with the monitoring center, and a processor in the housing and in electric...
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David S. Breed1
Estimated H-index: 1
Method for monitoring assets that include a sensor system that obtains data about contents thereof, a processor that derives information about the contents from the sensor data, and a communication system that, when linked to a communications network, wirelessly transmits the information derived by the processor via the Internet. The information is received at a data processing and storage facility, associated with a unique identification code for each asset, and stored in association with the i...
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Piotr Mirowski8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Alcatel-Lucent),
Tin Kam Ho5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Alcatel-Lucent),
William Michael Macdonald9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Alcatel-Lucent)
A system and method for providing localization and mapping within an environment includes at least one mobile device adapted to be moved within the environment. The at least one mobile device includes an inertial measurement unit and at least one radio frequency receiver. The at least one mobile device detects inertial measurements through the inertial measurement unit and values of signal strength through the at least one radio frequency receiver. The system and method also includes a localizat...
Ref 5Cited 11 Source
Provided is a secure and easy to use solution for bike holders to securely lock all kinds of bicycles with different frames and shapes without the need to carry a personal lock. The present system and method for bike locking securely locks the bike's frame and wheel.
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Chris Mogridge1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Alexis G. Stobbe1
Estimated H-index: 1
The apparatus of the present invention provides on-board detection systems such as automotive CAS radars the ability to react to small aspect ratio targets at an off angle to the road greatly increasing the ability of the operator of a vehicle to avoid a collision with cyclists, motorcycles, mobility devices, pedestrians and other difficult aspect ratio targets. The apparatus of the present invention is passive and can be adapted to a number of mounting schemes covering a broad spectrum of small...
Ref 62Cited 1 Source
Kevin Fahrner3
Estimated H-index: 3
,
Leslie Levitt3
Estimated H-index: 3
,
Pablo Echavarria3
Estimated H-index: 3
A device is provided. The device is an electronic device configured to attach to a human-powered vehicle. The electronic device is further configured to perform actions. The actions include producing position coordinates based on global positioning system data and coupling to a network via a wireless connection. The actions include relaying the position coordinates to the network via the wireless connection. In some embodiments the electronic device is integrated with a bicycle.
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Jeffery Philip Unger1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
William Louis Toto1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Ronald Earl Bowden1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system for tracking the flight, location and other information of a golf ball or other mobile object. Also provided is a golf ball including onboard circuitry and other components for wireless communication with a remote receiver.
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Brian K. Hess1
Estimated H-index: 1
A portable alarm system for a motorcycle or similar motor vehicle. The portable alarm system includes at least one transceiver, a rechargeable power source and at least one accelerometer.
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Wen Hsiung Liu1
Estimated H-index: 1
The present invention relates to a system for monitoring in real-time movement or location, comprising at least one sensor, at least one receiver, a server unit and a database unit. Regarding the system of the present invention, the signals of the sensors attached on users or articles are transmitted to a website via a Wireless Ad Hoc Network and a local area network to real-time monitor movement or location for users or articles. The present invention further provides a method for monitoring in...
Ref 9Cited 2 Source
Amit Gupta2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Verizon Communications),
Rashmi Naik1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Verizon Communications)
An airport baggage tracking and notification system may include a baggage tracking system and a baggage location notification system. The baggage tracking system may be configured to track when baggage at an airport has arrived at and/or has departed from one or more locations at an airport, such as a check in area, a baggage sorting area, within an airplane, a baggage pickup area, and/or a passenger exit at the airport. The baggage location notification system may be configured to cause a notif...
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Brian James Buck6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
Kevin Patrick Mahaffey9
Estimated H-index: 9
,
Kesava Abhinav Yerra2
Estimated H-index: 2
... more
Systems and methods for uploading location information based on device movement are disclosed. In some embodiments, location information may be received or determined by a mobile communications device. The location information may be associated with a physical location of the mobile communications device. A rate of movement of the mobile communications device may be identified. In some embodiments, the location information may be transmitted or uploaded from the mobile communications device to a...
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Trudy L. Hewitt6
Estimated H-index: 6
(IBM),
Francesco C. Schembari4
Estimated H-index: 4
(IBM),
Christina L. Wetli1
Estimated H-index: 1
(IBM)
A computer implemented method, data processing system or computer program product for activating mobile device activity is disclosed. A mobile device may receive an action association to a stance, wherein the stance comprises a sector of the mobile device relative to a base, wherein a user specifies an action associated to the stance. The mobile device can receive a signal that the mobile device is present in the sector. Further, the mobile device, responsive to receiving the signal, may perform...
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