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Bicycle rental system and method
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  • Year: 2013
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    Abstract
    Disclosed herein are a bicycle rental system and method. The bicycle rental system includes a public bicycle (10), a bicycle holder (20), a bicycle management server which transmits rental approval information and return confirmation information to the outside, and a user terminal which is provided to be capable of performing wireless communicate with the public bicycle (10), is linked to the bicycle management server via a network, is provided with identification information of the public bicycle (10), creates rental approval request information during rental of the public bicycle (10) to transmit the rental approval request information to the bicycle management server, creates return request information during return of the public bicycle (10) to transmit the return request information to the bicycle management server, and receives the rental approval information and the return confirmation information transmitted from the bicycle management server in response to the rental approval request information and the return request information. The user terminal (30) comprises a camera module (33) which captures the two-dimensional bar code or qr code provided to be capable of being exposed to the public bicycle (10), and the user terminal (30) scans the two-dimensional bar code using the camera module (33) and is automatically linked to the public bicycle (10) by wireless communication therebetween through the wireless communication module (13) based on the scanned result. The bicycle and the mobile phone are paired.
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    Lesley Mottla2
    Estimated H-index: 2
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    Douglas Williams1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Jonathan Wolfe2
    Estimated H-index: 2
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    Methods, systems, and devices for reserving a reservable asset using a mobile device. A mobile device communicates directly with a vehicle-associated control module or through a reservation server using either a TCP/IP communications channel or near-field communications. A member enters a request using the user interface provided by the mobile-device application. The identity of the member is validated the vehicle-associated control module executes the request by sending a signal to a computer o...
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    Kim Fajstrup Axelsen1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    The invention pertains to a bicycle rental system comprising: A bicycle storage station comprising a plurality of bicycle stands for supporting and locking bicycles, each bicycle stand comprising a lock configured to open at the receipt of a command signal, a portable communication device configured for sending a control message representing a specific bicycle stand of the plurality of bicycle stands and said portable communication device, and a central computer. The central computer comprises a...
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    S. Ryan Rzepecki1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    A bike share system with the flexibility to anchor the rental bike anywhere at the end of the trip employs a remotely operable lockbox (40') which incorporates a wireless communication card with a GPS receiver. The lock system includes a scissor clamp (70) for grasping the bicycle seat support post and a pair of extended fingers of the scissor clamp which are retained by the clamshell halves of the lockbox. One arm of a U-shaped retainer can be extended into through-bores of first and second ear...
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    Michael Kritzer2
    Estimated H-index: 2
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    Alex Bogusky2
    Estimated H-index: 2
    A bicycle and bicycle parking and lock system wherein a hub locking device that is secured to a bicycle cooperates with a parking rack. The bicycle includes an engagement member that is secured to an axle of the bicycle. The engagement member selectively removably cooperates with a recess formed in the parking and lock system. The parking and lock system includes a number of upstanding members that are positioned to generally flank the front wheel of a bicycle to maintain the bicycle in a genera...
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    Perry North1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    System, device and method for providing public, high-density bicycle storage and protection from elements and theft. System includes overhead conveyors from which bicycles are hung in a near side/far side arrangement where handlebars of only every other bicycle are aligned. Bicycles are rolled into a loading station on their back wheels by user and secured, from the front wheel, to a hook that is removably coupled to a load hoist. Access to loading station is controlled by an access control pane...
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    Pedro Roberto Kanof1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    The invention refers to automatic parking station for cycles or bicycles, comprising at least one interactive workstation ( 2 ) and a plurality of parking posts ( 3 ). Each parking post includes a first lock portion ( 4 ) aimed at securing a cycle or bicycle thereto through a removable second lock portion ( 7 ) of the cycle or bicycle ( 6 ). The parking posts ( 3 ) are connected to the interactive workstation ( 2 ) through a local communication network ( 5 ) to allow exchange of commands between...
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    Yasuji Yui11
    Estimated H-index: 11
    (Sony Broadcast & Professional Research Laboratories),
    Miruka Ishii3
    Estimated H-index: 3
    (Sony Broadcast & Professional Research Laboratories)
    The present invention is a movable body management system which can appropriately calculate a movable body fee according to availability etc. and flexibly and effectively allow movable bodies to be used. Each of vehicles such as cars and bicycles has a GPS capability to detect a current position of its own at a specified time interval. The system transmits information indicating the detected current position to an operating company for managing current positions of respective vehicles. When each...
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    Robin Chase1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Antje Danielson1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Paul Covell1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    Disclosed are methods and systems for an automated car sharing system. An authorized user makes a reservation to use a vehicle at a certain location, specifying the date and time for the pick-up and drop-off. At the appointed time, the user accesses the vehicle and presents identification to automatically gain access to the car. The system maintains all necessary information such as mileage, length of use, distance, and other such information, and when the user returns the car, automatically gen...
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    Konrad Dr.-Ing. Klein4
    Estimated H-index: 4
    (Daimler AG),
    Günter Dr. Metsch3
    Estimated H-index: 3
    (Daimler AG)
    The invention provides a hire vehicle transport system of the type in which a plurality of usable vehicles are available for hire at one or more collection and return points, and a control center performs control and monitoring functions. The collection and return points are equipped with automatic collection and return machines which issue, to authorized persons, driving authorizations for the vehicles parked at the respective collection and return point in the form of associated vehicle keys a...
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    Joshua H. M. Squire1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Yuval Degani1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    David Blakeman1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    An unattended, automated bicycle rental system utilizes a bicycle rental station having a locking bicycle rack and a control tower. The bicycle rack has an inventory of rental bicycles of non standard size as inventory and the bicycles are locked in place on the rack in distinct bicycle-receiving bays. The control tower incudes a credit card reader that unlocks a specific bicycle from its bay upon insertion of a bank or credit card and begins timing the period of time in which the bicycle is awa...
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    Chad Tepper1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Robert George Gingher1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    An advanced automatic system for securing movable goods is disclosed. In particular a parking station for bicycles is disclosed comprising at least one interactive workstation and a plurality of parking kiosks, in which parking stations are installed in a plurality of sites within a city or a limited geographical area and are electronically tied together through an interactive networked computing system. The station features countermeasures to prevent vandalism of the bicycle locked therewithin....
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    Robert George Gingher1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Chad Tepper1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    An automatic parking station for bicycles is disclosed comprising at least one interactive workstation and a plurality of parking slots, in which parking stations are installed in a plurality of sites within a city or a limited geographical area and are electronically tied together through an interactive networked computing system. The station features countermeasures to prevent vandalism of the locked bicycle. The computing system provides the ability for users to reserve spaces and directs use...
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    Die vorliegende Erfindung bezieht sich auf ein Verfahren zur Wartung und / oder Reparatur zumindest eines Fahrrads (110) von einer Vielzahl von im Feld verteilten Fahrradern (110) mit ersten Identifizierungsdaten, wobei das Verfahren die folgenden Schritte umfasst: a. Empfangen (140) einer Wartungs- und / oder Reparaturanfrage uber ein Netzwerk, wobei die Anfrage die ersten Identifizierungsdaten des Fahrrads (110) umfasst; b. Versenden (150) eines Wartungs- und / oder Reparaturauftrags an eine m...
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    Michael Hilton1
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    A modular bike lock includes a locking mechanism and a securement mechanism coupled with the locking mechanism. The securement mechanism wraps around at least a portion of a bicycle and includes a locking end configured to engage with the locking mechanism to lock the bike lock. The bike lock includes a wireless communications interface and a processor that receives, using the interface, a selection from a mobile device that indicates that the mobile device has selected to use the bike lock and ...
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    Su Hao1
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    Qiu Wenzan1
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    Wang Hui1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Chen Shi1
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