A locking and holding mechanism for a personal vehicle is composed of a connection device mounted to the vehicle and a receptacle mounted to a solid fixture. The receptacle is configured to directly receive and engage the connection device of the vehicle and, once received, the vehicle is locked to the receptacle held in a stable position. The connection device easily attaches a vehicle to a dock and enables a vehicle management system to charge, lock, hold in place and monitor the vehicle's presence when docked in a charge station. When docked in a charge station, if the status of the vehicle is altered unexpectedly the vehicle is equipped with communication equipment to alert the management system that the vehicle's status has changed. The apparatus identifies a user through an ID device and/or code. A user in good standing accesses a user interface via a communication gateway to secure access to a vehicle by electronically detaching the vehicle from the dock.
Remote display ammeter for power plug or power stripA power strip is providing including a housing coupled to a first end portion of a power supply cord, the housing having an electrical receptacle mounted thereto and connected to the power supply cord, the power supply cord having a second end connectable to a power source. A current sensor is coupled to the power supply cord between the electrical receptacle and the second end for detecting elect... Charging station for mobile devices and its associated method of operationA system and method for storing, charging and monitoring one or more handheld electronic devices. A cabinet structure is provided that defines compartments. The cabinet structure supports a power supply, a controller, an interface, a camera, and alarms. Cables lead from each of the compartments to the power supply. The cables are terminated in the compartments with a variety of connector heads. Th... Cloud based activity monitor for bicycles and applicationA method for obtaining data and communicating with a bicycle mounted cloud based activity monitor is provided. The method includes accepting into a server a plurality of sensor data and GPS location coordinates from a device attached to a bicycle, wherein the activity monitor communicates data to the cloud server via a wireless coupling. The method further includes writing information relating to ... Self-service vending system for electric convenience vehiclesSystems and methods for self service vending of electric convenience vehicles (ECVs) are disclosed. Various embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed herein allow convenient rental of ECVs to visitors of large venues without requiring dedicated service personnel. In one embodiment, a self service vending system may include a charging station configured to charge an ECV, a locking mechanism ... Charger for electric vehicles with distributed power converter arbitrationThe present application relates to a charger for electric vehicles, comprising at least two power exchange ports for vehicles, each port comprising a data communication connection for at least receiving a power request from a vehicle, and a power exchange connection for delivering power to a vehicle; at least one grid connection for receiving electric power; a data communication bus, for communica... Coupler for electric vehicle charging stationSystems, methods, devices, and computer-readable media secure a coupler 101 of an electric vehicle charging station 100 by locking the coupler 101 to the electric vehicle charging station 100 or an electric vehicle 210. A locking mechanism is provided within the coupler 101. The locking mechanism may include an actuator 432 configured to move between a lock and unlock position. When the actuator 4... Battery charging inlet and locking deviceA locking device for a power feeding plug installed in a vehicle. The vehicle includes an inlet that receives the power feeding plug to charge a battery, which powers a motor. A door antenna transmits a verification signal to an electronic key. The locking device includes a lock bar moved between lock and unlock positions. The lock bar blocks the power feeding plug, which is attached to the inlet,... Charging station for cordless ultrasound cartThe present invention is directed to a system and method which establishes physically fixed charger stations that work in conjunction with a medical cart, such as an ultrasound cart. The medial cart contains a power supply, such as a large battery, with the capacity to keep the system going for a full day's use. Each docking station provides a fixed location for one or more carts and allows each c... Charging station and systemThe invention relates to a charging station for charging at least one mobile terminal removably coupled to at least one charging location of the charging station. The charging station comprises a charging interface for providing cur- rent to a battery of the at least one mobile terminal, locking mechanism configured to removably locking the at least one mobile terminal with the charging station, I... Parking system and methods of use and doing businessA system and related methods of managing parking including arranging payment for parking. The systems and methods may provide communication of information to those using parking as well as others. The system may be configured to provide rental of vehicles, such as bicycles for example, in addition to providing parking and/or storage of such rented vehicles.