Lyft had six patents in future of work during Q4 2023. Lyft Inc has filed patents for docking stations accommodating multiple micromobility vehicles securely under low-power constraints, and an airport priority matching system using computer models to match provider devices and priority requester devices based on time metrics and ranking orders within airport boundaries. 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 future of work as a theme is 50% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Vehicle docking structure with a passive latching system (Patent ID: US20230365015A1)

The patent filed by Lyft Inc. discloses systems and methods for low-power docking stations designed to accommodate various micromobility vehicles securely. The docking station includes a housing with a latching receiver to engage with a latching mount of the vehicle, along with a movable hook and latch mechanism for secure retention. The low-power locking architecture of the docking station includes an actuator for positioning the hook and latch, as well as a low-power interface to provide status information.

The docking station's design allows for selective engagement and disengagement of the movable hook and latch through a rotatable cam mechanism, ensuring secure locking of the micromobility vehicle. Prior to locking, the system verifies the authorization of the vehicle to be docked. The method of operation involves different positions of the rotatable cam to control the retention and release of the vehicle, with biasing members ensuring proper positioning. Additionally, the system includes sensors and switches to provide positional information to a controller and a low-power interface for status updates. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive approach to secure and efficient docking of micromobility vehicles in a low-power environment.

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