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Vehicle Management System
Abstract
A method and system for managing vehicles within a boundary is provided. Boundary units positioned at predetermined locations in a managing area define a boundary, within which multiple docking stations that secure the vehicles are positioned. Each docking station comprises a client component and a locking unit. The client component, in communication with a central server, allocates a vehicle to a user based on allocation criteria. The locking unit unlocks the allocated vehicle from a docking station. Each vehicle comprises a vehicle control unit, in communication with the boundary units, for determining proximity of the allocated vehicle to the defined boundary, and for restricting movement of the allocated vehicle when the allocated vehicle is in close proximity to the defined boundary. The central server, in communication with the boundary units, determines location of the allocated vehicle, when the allocated vehicle is in close proximity to and breaches the defined boundary.
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Sherwin Miller1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system and method for disabling a motorized vehicle are provided. In a first version a vehicle is tracked via GPS technology and monitored for adherence within scheduled parameters of movement. A radio controlled device resides within the vehicle and is configured to controllably disable and/or limits fuel input to an energy conversion-module of the vehicle. The locations, movement, speed, direction and one or more conditions of the vehicle may be monitored automatically or semi-automatically ...
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Michael Dean Klanke1
Estimated H-index: 1
This disclosure sets out a GPS receiver cooperative with a CPU having a memory. The memory enables inputting of data defining an electronic fence, i.e., a set of locations or a region where the vehicle is permitted to be operated. The electronic fence may be cooperative with a set of permitted driving instructions defining a delivery pathway for a set of stops, there being one or more delivery paths, which in conjunction with a clock, enables the vehicle to make delivery trips of a different nat...
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Jean-Claude Gagosz5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Emmanuel Zeferino5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Eric Baumann2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Automatic cycle storage system comprising cycles each comprising a battery, and fixed docking structures to which the cycles can be locked and each comprising an electric power storage device connected to a central processing unit and electrical contacts. The electrical contacts on the cycle and the docking structure connect to each other when the cycle is locked to the docking structure, and the electric power storage device on the cycle then recharges the one on the docking structure.
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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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Richard J. Hertel1
Estimated H-index: 1
The apparatus (12) comprises a GPS receiver (14) for receiving radio signals indicative of the current ground position coordinates of the ground vehicle to which the GPS receiver is coupled. A data base (16) stores ground position coordinates indicative of at least one bounded area of permitted operation for the ground vehicle. A control unit (30) is responsive to the GPS receiver (14) and the data base (16) for comparing the stored coordinates with the current coordinates to determine if the ve...
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Donald H. Mathews1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Jeral G. Poskey1
Estimated H-index: 1
A ticketing system for a transportation network comprising (a) at least one ticket having trip data that includes at least one destination within a transportation network, (b) a vehicle for transporting an item along the transportation network, and (c) a ticket reader configured and arranged to electronically read trip data on the ticket and assign a vehicle to travel along the transportation network in accordance with the trip data.
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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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Jean-Pierre Mercat1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Laurent Mercat1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Denis Mercat1
Estimated H-index: 1
Cycle storage and locking system for locking plural cycles in at least one storage station. The system includes plural locking and storage points each structured and arranged to lock one of the cycles at the at least one storage station. Each of the plural locking and storage points comprises two arms and a space arranged therebetween sized and configured to receive therein a front wheel of one of the cycles. A locking arrangement is structured and arranged to lock one of the cycles to one of th...
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Joseph F. Scalisi19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Desiree Mejia16
Estimated H-index: 16
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David Butler5
Estimated H-index: 5
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A tracking device is disclosed for communication of location coordinate information. In one embodiment, the tracking device includes a signal transceiver device, a location coordinate acquisition device, and a computational processor activated and deactivated in accordance with a subscriber service usage profile. The location coordinate acquisition device generates a position fix of the tracking device and a signal transceiver device reports the position fix to a location tracking server. A flas...
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Gerald A. Morgan7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Stanley G. Schwarz9
Estimated H-index: 9
A geo-fence is defined and established automatically based on a current location of an asset along with some range or distance, avoiding the need for a user to manually specify a location by drawing a perimeter, specifying a point location, or by any other means. Once established, the geo-fence can be activated so as to notify the owner of the asset and/or some other entity of movement of the asset beyond the boundary specified by the geo-fence. In one embodiment, the geo-fence can be automatica...
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Anders Hockenstrom1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Volvo),
Per Torstensson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Volvo),
Martin Hadartz1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Volvo)
A method and system are provided for controlling a lock state of a charging cable connected to a power inlet of an electrical vehicle. The vehicle includes an energy storage device electrically connected to the power inlet, a lock unit for locking the charging cable to the power inlet, and a control unit for controlling a lock state of the lock unit.
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Tsutomu Kawase3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Ricoh),
Yoshiaki Nishizaki8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Ricoh),
Takahisa Yamaguchi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ricoh)
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A locking mechanism, that is attached to a device acquiring power from a power generator mounted on the device, includes a radio tag acquiring key information, which is for releasing locking, by radio communications; a short-circuit unit short-circuiting the power generator; and a control unit acquiring specific information of the device, making comparison between the specific information and the key information acquired by the radio tag, and causing the short-circuit unit to short-circuit the p...
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Igor Gorenzweig3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Stefan Mönig6
Estimated H-index: 6
The invention relates to a locking apparatus (10) for locking and unlocking a charging cable plug (22) of a charging cable, in particular for a vehicle, to a charging cable socket having at least one moving locking means (15), in particular in the form of a locking pin, which serves to mechanically lock the charging cable plug (22) to the charging cable socket, wherein the locking means (15) has at least a locking position (II), in which the charging cable plug (22) can be locked by the locking ...
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Eric Calle1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Jacques Darras1
Estimated H-index: 1
The system has a fixed infrastructure including locking posts (7) for locking electric cycles (1), where an external control device (2) selectively allows the locking and unlocking of the electric cycles. Each cycle includes a removable battery (9) having an external electric connector. Each electric cycle includes an electric connector (9a) to connect the external electric connector of the battery. A logical unit transmits a unique identifier of the battery to the infrastructure when the batter...
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