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Bicycle rental system
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  • Year: 2012
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    Abstract
    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 registry with stored registration data representing said specific bicycle stand and said portable communication device, the central computer being configured for: receiving said control message, comparing said control message with said stored registration data for identifying said portable communication device, and subsequently sending a command signal to said specific bicycle stand for unlocking said specific stand.
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    • Cited By (19)
    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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    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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    Richard Morgal2
    Estimated H-index: 2
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    Daniel Sturges2
    Estimated H-index: 2
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    David Goldschmidt1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    ... more
    A vehicle resource load in a shared-vehicle system 100 is balanced. A central home-station 104 is provided and allocated a number of vehicles 102. A number of day-stations 106 are associated with the central home-station 104 with facilities for docking and reenergizing the vehicles 102. The vehicles 102 are distributed to one or more of the day stations 106 via operation by distribution-users 108 with journeys originating from the central home-station 104 and terminating at the day-stations 106....
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    Richard Morgal2
    Estimated H-index: 2
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    Daniel Sturges2
    Estimated H-index: 2
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    Wilfred Thompson1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    ... more
    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 pre...
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    Gars Jacques Le2
    Estimated H-index: 2
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    Jean-Claude Gagosz2
    Estimated H-index: 2
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    Gregoire Maille2
    Estimated H-index: 2
    The invention concerns a system for managing a fleet of bicycles, comprising a plurality of bicycles each provided with an identification means for receiving an identifier, at least a storage equipment comprising at least a zone for fastening a bicycle, and comprising means for reading the identifier recorded in the identification means of the bicycle placed in said fastening zone, the system further comprising storage media to be delivered to each user to enable him to have access to at least o...
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    Armand Daniel1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    The apparatus allows tennis courts to be reserved without the risk of any such reservations being altered by a person not in possession of the coded element which has allowed such reservations to be made. The apparatus consists of a console (7) and coded access elements (1) specific to the console. The main contents of the console are a battery (12) guaranteeing a power supply and an electronic circuit (10) consisting mainly of a microprocessor (11) and memories (13). The insertion of a coded ac...
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    Pascal Rey1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    The automated cycle storage system comprises: a plurality of cycles (CY), each having a fastening region (ZA) for temporarily storing it, an identification means (P1, P2) containing an identifier associated in a one-to-one way with said cycle and an antitheft device (AV) firmly attached to the cycle and designed so as to prevent the cycle from being stolen during temporary use of the cycle by a user, this antitheft device being actuable by means of a removable key (CL) containing at least part o...
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    Michael Gundlach7
    Estimated H-index: 7
    (Siemens)
    The opening code transmission method has an identification entered via a mobile radio network terminal (24) and received by a server (30), for authentication before transmission of an opening code back to the mobile radio network terminal, at which it is displayed to allow it to be entered in the coded lock (14) securing a bicycle (10). Also included are Independent claims for the following:- (a) a method for transmission of a closure code for a coded lock; (b) a terminal with a mobile radio int...
    Ref 6Cited 22
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    Bernard William Hanning1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    Abstract of EP1229193Systems for enabling controlled access to movable items (2) such as bicycles are described. By using locking stations (1) to which one or more items (2) may be secured, and from which they may be removed on the entry of an appropriate code, a simple control hire system may be operated. In a preferred arrangement, the person wishing to use the bicycle (2) communicates with a central computer (3) via a mobile telephone (4) which transmits after appropriate checks which can be ...
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    Hannes Neupert1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    The invention relates to a modular vehicle system, having an electric vehicle (2, 2′), in particular a lightweight electric vehicle, and at least one module (3, 120) which can be connected to the electric vehicle (2, 2′). The electric vehicle (2, 2′) has at least one on-board power supply system (13, 101) for supplying energy to an electrical drive unit (114), one or more interfaces (4, 114) which are connected to the on-board power supply system (13, 101) and are intended for connecting at leas...
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    Joon Kyu Song5
    Estimated H-index: 5
    (Mando Corporation)
    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 bicyc...
    Ref 28Cited 18
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    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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    A latching system 1 has a frame 3 which is provided with a U-shaped recess 5, and a latching element 7 for closing the recess. The latching element 7 is U-shaped in essence, one leg of which forming a latching pawl 9 and the other leg forming a control pawl 11, and a connection member of which, pivotable around capstan 13, being connected to the frame 3. The latching element 7 is pivotable between a release position, in which the latching pawl 9 is situated outside the recess 5 and the control p...
    Ref 31Cited 2
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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...
    Ref 19Cited 5
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    Philippe Ebersold1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Alain Bridel1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    Procede de controle d'acces dans lequel on enregistre un utilisateur et on lui communique un premier identifiant, puis l'utilisateur s'identifie avec le premier identifiant et fait lire par un dispositif automatique de lecture (11), un support d'information personnel (21, 22) code portant un deuxieme identifiant, apres quoi on associe l'utilisateur au deuxieme identifiant. Par la suite, l'utilisateur s'identifie en faisant lire le support d'information personnel par le dispositif automatique de ...
    Ref 15Cited 1
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    Dominic Arbour1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Michel Dallaire1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Colin Cote1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    竹生 檜山1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Takeo Hiyama1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To build a bicycle sharing system without a manual operation and to detect theft of a bicycle.SOLUTION: A user uses his/her own mobile phone with a GPS function to communicate with a reservation server for reservation, use, and return. On a bicycle, a GPS function and a public wireless communication function are provided to communicate with the reservation server, keep reservation information and perform comparison authentication with reservation information saved in the us...
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    Zhang Yu3
    Estimated H-index: 3
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    Chen Daiwen
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