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System and method for bicycle sharing and rental
Abstract
A system and method for bicycle sharing and rental with a rack and one or more bicycles. The rack has a base with one or more locking arm(s), wherein each locking arm has a first end secured to the base and a second end, further wherein the second end has a fixture attached. The rack does not have any closed loops, preventing unauthorized bicycles from being secured to it. The bicycles have a controllable portion of a locking mechanism and a control device, wherein the control device is configured to enable the fixture to be secured to the controllable portion of the locking mechanism and further secure the bicycle device(s) to the rack.
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1990
Dean R. Devolpi1
Estimated H-index: 1
A security system for bicycles, ski racks and coat racks which includes a control in which a user can place a specific code for the specific lock which is to be used after which a free end of the cable can be passed through the device to be secured such as a bicycle, coat or a pair of skis and then inserted into the receptacle which locks. The security system includes an alarm when the cable carries either an electrical, a fibre optic or a pneumatic line such that if the cable is severed by a th...
44 Citations Source
2004
Pablo Esquilin1
Estimated H-index: 1
A bicycle mounted locking system for theft prevention includes a carrier member attachable to a bicycle frame member. A swingable arm extendable from the carrier member provides for tethered anchorage to a stationary object. A swivel stirrup depending from the carrier member is engageable with a bicycle wheel for providing wheel rotational blockage and securement.
10 Citations Source
2010
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...
29 Citations Source
2013
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...
10 Citations Source
1981
Steven F. Cook1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Glen E. Burlingame1
Estimated H-index: 1
A locking bicycle rack comprises a plurality of individual bicycle stalls each including a bifurcated swing arm which is pivotally mounted to traverse the stall and engage both wheels and the frame of a bicycle positioned within the stall. The swing arms engage a locking mechanism which includes a latch to maintain the swing arms across the stalls while the stalls are unoccupied. Upon receipt of a predetermined number of coins, a centrally located stall selection mechanism allows selection of an...
22 Citations Source
1997
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...
93 Citations Source
2009
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...
13 Citations Source
2009
Charles Ibrahim Khairallah2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Michel Dallaire2
Estimated H-index: 2
An electronic lock for removably securing a movable item to a structure, the electronic lock comprising first and second complementary cooperating connecting members, each being fixedly mounted to a respective one of the movable item and the structure and being engageable together in a lockable position; and a securing assembly for securing the first and second connecting members together when engaged in the lockable position, the securing assembly comprising a movable locking member operatively...
24 Citations Source
2008
Richard Morgal2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Daniel Sturges2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 3 AuthorsJeffrey Tad Samson2
Estimated H-index: 2
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...
110 Citations Source
1989
Jakob Lassche1
Estimated H-index: 1
A device for retaining a body which may be a bicycle wheel includes an automatic locking mechanism normally disposed in inoperative position but moved to operative locking position when the body is moved into place. A manual release mechanism is provided to allow the body to be removed and a coin operated mechanism is also provided to retain the locking mechanism in operative position until a key allowed of removal by actuation of the coin operated mechanism is reinserted and turned. The actuati...
41 Citations Source
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2014
Thad V. Oviatt1
Estimated H-index: 1
A bicycle containment system is disclosed. The system can include one or more vertical supports, one or more cantilevered crossbars pivotally connected to one or more vertical supports, one or more wheel locking mechanisms, and a control system. Each cantilevered crossbar can include two substantially parallel extending arms and a frame locking mechanism. The frame locking mechanism can be made up of one or more frame locking bars and one or more frame locking actuators. Each wheel locking mecha...
3 Citations Source
2014
Joel Greenblatt1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Andrew Patrick Kennedy Lageson1
Estimated H-index: 1
The present disclosure is directed to a modular bicycle rack that includes at least a first hoop structure, a second hoop structure, a first connector plate, and a second connector plate. The first hoop structure is attached to the second hoop structure by each of the first and second connector plates. A bicycle rack that is capable of providing parking and locking surfaces for at least four bicycles may be provided using only two connected hoop structures. However, additional parking and lockin...
1 Citations Source
2015
Ye Min2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Guo Hui2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Qin Limin2
Estimated H-index: 2
2 Citations Source
2016
Huang Deyun3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Liang Changhe1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsZe Weijie3
Estimated H-index: 3
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