Lyft had five patents in batteries during Q4 2023. Lyft Inc’s patent filed in Q4 2023 describes an apparatus that can be mounted to personal mobility vehicles such as bicycles and scooters, allowing them to securely interface with a dock. The dock interface component can interact with the dock, which is configured to interface with different types of bikes and scooters. This innovation provides a versatile solution for docking personal mobility vehicles. GlobalData’s report on Lyft gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Lyft grant share with batteries as a theme is 80% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Apparatus, systems, and methods for charging personal mobility vehicles via docks (Patent ID: US20230373331A1)

The patent filed by Lyft Inc. describes an apparatus that includes a mount component and a dock interface component for personal mobility vehicles. The mount component can be attached to different types of bicycles and scooters, while the dock interface component securely interfaces with a dock. The dock is equipped with a communication component to send messages to a server and receive instructions, as well as a power providing component to charge the electrical components of the apparatus.

The apparatus utilizes a gravity-based interaction between the dock interface component and the dock, ensuring a secure temporary physical connection. The system also includes a vehicle communication module for communication with the dock and sending vehicle status information. Additionally, a computer-implemented method is described for identifying the collar affixed to a personal mobility vehicle and detecting when the vehicle is securely interfaced with the dock. This method also involves receiving power from the dock to the electrical components of the collar. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive system for efficiently managing personal mobility vehicles through secure docking and communication capabilities.

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