ES2573031B1 - Integrated multifunction device for bicycle and use procedure - Google Patents

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ES2573031B1
ES2573031B1 ES201630292A ES201630292A ES2573031B1 ES 2573031 B1 ES2573031 B1 ES 2573031B1 ES 201630292 A ES201630292 A ES 201630292A ES 201630292 A ES201630292 A ES 201630292A ES 2573031 B1 ES2573031 B1 ES 2573031B1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62JCYCLE SADDLES OR SEATS; AUXILIARY DEVICES OR ACCESSORIES SPECIALLY ADAPTED TO CYCLES AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, e.g. ARTICLE CARRIERS OR CYCLE PROTECTORS
    • B62J11/00Supporting arrangements specially adapted for fastening specific devices to cycles, e.g. supports for attaching maps
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
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Abstract

Integrated multifunction device for bicycle and use procedure consisting of an electronic module inserted inside the bicycle frame during its manufacture, and communicated with the outside through a USB connector. This module includes a GPS module, various internal sensors, connection for external biometric sensors, a mobile network communications module, a remote control and Bluetooth, Wifi or other PAN communications, to link with a portable external device that can be a mobile or a tablet. # This invention integrates in a single device the anti-theft functions with location location, heading and GPS route, allowing the permanent monitoring of the bicycle, and facilitating its location, the measurement of parameters of the sporting activity, such as speed, applied power, pedaling rate, route taken, unevenness of the route and average data, and the measurement of vital parameters of the athlete, such as pulse, temperature, electrocardiogram or others.

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Integrated multifunction device for bicycle and use procedure

5 The present specification refers, as its title indicates, to an integrated multifunctional bicycle device and to a method of use object of the present invention, which consists of an electronic module inserted inside the frame of the bicycle during its manufacture , and communicated with the outside through a USB connector. This module includes a GPS module, various internal sensors, connection for external biometric sensors, a mobile network communications module, a remote control and Blueloolh communications, Wifi or other types of PAN-type wireless communications (Personal Area Network) , to link with a portable external device that can be a mobile or a tablel.

Field of the Invention

The invention relates to the field of electronic bicycle accessories

Current state of the art

Nowadays, many anti-theft devices for bicycles that use GPS location are widely known, as for example we can find in the patents W02011056015 "Antitheft device far a bicycle. Capable ot being installed within a bicycle body trame". GB2492742A "Bicycle headset GPS tracket '", GB2484273A "Bicycle GPS tracking system" and KR20100097894 "Bicycle with GPS module and USN module". TO

25 Although some of these embodiments can be integrated into the bicycle frame, they suffer from the problem that they need other auxiliary equipment, not integrated into the bicycle, in case other functions other than simple anti-theft are desired. such as measurement of activity parameters or control of the biometric parameters of the cyclist

Likewise, equipment such as that described in Patent CN201800816 "Bicycle provided with builtin GPS device" is known, but is limited to including a GPS locator, without additional functionalities

Also known are the equipment for the measurement of biometric parameters of cyclists, as we can see in Patents ES 2170024 "Cyclic measurement equipment of physiological and mechanical parameters

35 during the physical effort in athletes in general and in cyclists in parliculaf 'and CN204442422 "Intelligent bicycle system", but, as in the previous eases, they suffer from the problem that they need other auxiliary equipment. not integrated in the bicycle, in case other functions other than the simple physiological measure are desired, such as the measurement of activity or anti-theft parameters with location.

By last. Also known are measuring devices and physical parameters of the bike. as described in Patent ES 2535582 "Measuring device for torque and pedaling power on a bicycle", although they are not known integrated with other functionalities.

Description of the invention

In order to solve the current problem regarding the use of measuring devices, sensors and bicycle loaders, the integrated multifunctional device for bicycle and use procedure object of the present invention has been devised, which consists of an inserted electronic module inside the frame of the bicycle during its manufacture. and communicated with the outside through a USB connector. This module includes a GPS module, various internal sensors, connection for external biometric sensors. a module of communications by mobile networks. preferably of GSM type "a remote control and communications Bluetooth, Wifi or other types of wireless communications of type PAN (Personal Area Network), to link with a portable external device that can be a mobile or a tablet

55 This device allows a use in which the information provided by the GPS module, internal sensors, external biometric sensors is collected, processed, stored, and transmitted to the external mobile communication device via Bluetooth, Wifi or other types of PAN-type wireless communications, if nearby, or through a mobile communications network if it is at a greater distance, or both, to display such information on the screen of the mobile device through the appropriate application

This information processed and sent includes data such as movement, acceleration, GPS coordinates, height. hour. Date heading speed. power applied to the bottom bracket. pedaling rate, keystrokes

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cyclist, body temperature of the cyclist or the electrocardiogram of the cyclist, being able to use part or all of them A local alarm function is also provided, which, in case the bicycle moves a few meters away from the user's mobile device, emits an acoustic signal from high level that warns of theft to the genle of the environment,

5 also notifying the user

In this way, the following functions can be integrated into a single device: - anti-theft with location location, heading and GPS route in case of theft, allowing permanent monitoring of the bicycle, and facilitating its location in case of theft or accident , with local alarm function,

Measurement of sport activity parameters, such as speed, applied power, pedaling rate, route taken, unevenness of the route and average data, -measure of vital parameters of the athlete, such as pulse, temperature, electrocardiogram or others. - bidirectional communication, being possible that, for example, the coach sends a message to the

15 bicycle to give some instruction to the cyclist, such as a variation of the route or the performance of series during training

Advantages of the invention

This integrated mullifunctional device for bicycle and use procedure presented provides multiple advantages over the equipment currently available, being the most important that allows to integrate in a single device the anti-theft functions with location, measurement of sport activity parameters, and Measurement of vital parameters of the athlete, with the registration, memorization and visualization of multiple functions.

25 Another important advantage is that the elements that make up the device are integrated within the frame of the bicycle, avoiding the usual external supports and wiring in conventional devices, minimizing the possibility of theft of the equipment, and avoiding dirt, bumps and breakdowns .

Another advantage of the present invention is that it allows its use with any mobile phone, tablet or even laptop.

Another of the most important advantages to highlight is the weight reduction obtained by integrating all the elements in a single device, eliminating duplicate elements, such as batteries, resulting in a smaller

35 influence of team weight on sports activity

Also another added advantage is that all the information provided can be managed with a single application on the mobile device, eliminating the need for several programs that frequently leads to errors, difficulty of use and data loss.

It is also noteworthy that this invention encourages the integration of several devices to the bicycle, allowing the use of public transmission standards, such as HTMl 5, and proprietary, ie private, such as ANT +

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To better understand the object of the present invention, a preferred practical embodiment of an integrated multifunctional bicycle device has been shown in the attached drawing. In said plane Figure -1 shows a view of a bicycle with the integrated device, and some external auxiliary elements

Figure -2- shows a simplified block diagram of the elements that are part of the device

Figure 3 shows a simplified block diagram of the elements that are part of the device, June 55 with some external auxiliary elements.

Preferred embodiment of the invention

The integrated multifunctional bicycle device object of the present invention, is basically formed, as can be seen in the attached drawing, by at least one electronic module (1) inserted inside the frame (22) of the bicycle, preferably during its process of manufacture, comprising this electronic module (1):

a GPS module (2),

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a mobile network communications module (3), preferably of the GSM type, equipped with its corresponding SIM card (4) with intact memory, at least one RF wireless digital communications module (5), a motion sensor (6),

5 an on-board computer (7) with its specific software (8) implemented, a rechargeable battery (9), preferably Lithium or similar, a power and data connector (10), preferably micro USB type, a receiver for RF remote control (11), one or more RF wireless receivers (12) for external sensors and one or more inputs for wired sensors (13)

The RF wireless communication module (s) (5) are preferably of the Bluetooth, Wifi or other types of PAN-type wireless communications, or a combination thereof.

The motion sensor (6) is preferably an inertial type, an accelerometer or a gyroscope.

The power and data connector (10) is USB, preferably micro or mini USB, and is accessible from outside the frame (22) of the bicycle. Using this connector, both the electric charge of the rechargeable battery (9) and the data communication for the configuration are carried out.

All of the previously RF communications devices are gilded with their corresponding antennas, which can be internal or external to the frame (22) of the bicycle.

In an alternative embodiment of the invention it is provided that one of the inputs for wired sensors

25 (13) is connected to a power and pedaling cadence meter (17) mounted on the bicycle's bottom bracket

This device uses external auxiliary means for the bicycle consisting of at least one remote control (14) and an external mobile communication device (15) equipped with its corresponding application (16) or specific software. This mobile communications device (15) can be a tablet, a Smartphone-type mobile phone, a fixed computer or a laptop.

External sensors that can optionally be wirelessly connected to RF wireless receivers (12) can be pulse sensors or heart rate monitors using a chest strap (18), sensors

35 pulse or pulsometers by means of smarlwatch (19) on the wrist, body temperature sensors (20) or other biometric vital parameters sensors (21) of the athlete.

This device is characterized by a method of use comprising a first stage of collecting the information provided by the GPS module (2), the motion sensor (6), the external biometric sensors through the RF wireless receivers (12 ), And where appropriate, the power meter and pedaling cadence (17), a second stage of information processing by the on-board computer (7) with its specific software (8), a third storage stage and a fourth stage of transmitting the processed information to the external mobile communications device (15) through the RF wireless digital communications module (5), the mobile network communications module (3), or

45 both, to display this information through the application (16)

The information collected in the first stage, processed in the second stage and sent in the fourth stage includes data chosen from the group consisting of: movement, acceleration, GPS coordinates, height, time, date, heading, speed, power applied to the bottom bracket, pedaling cadence, cyclist's pulsations, cyclist's body temperature, cyclist's electrocardiogram

In this way, it is possible to integrate in a single device the anti-theft functions with location location, heading and GPS route in case of theft, local alarm, the measurement of parameters of sports activity, such as speed, applied power, cadence of pedaling, route taken, unevenness of the route and

55 average data, and the measurement of the athlete's vital parameters, such as pulse, temperature, electrocardiogram or others, as well as bidirectional communication

In an operation example, before using the device, its configuration is necessary through the power and data connector (10), informing the device of an email account and / or telephone number where the user will receive the messages warning when the object is moved, and the coordinate data along with the rest of the information. These warning messages are also configurable.

The operation of the device can be, by way of example, as follows:

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Once the multifunction device is installed on the bicycle, it must be activated with the remote control (14). The motion sensor (6) will remain waiting for some movement to activate it, at which point it will connect the GPS module (2) and the mobile network communications module (3), thus making the battery consumption be minimal until then. At this time the coordinates will be sent

5 location and the necessary information. The location can then be started using tools such as Google Maps, which will allow us to interactively, in real time and on a map of the area, visualize where the device object of the location is located.

In those cases where the mobile network communications module, preferably of the GSM type, (3)

10 is not operational, for example due to signal coverage failure, GPS coordinates will be recorded in the internal memory of the on-board computer (7), until the mobile network communications module (3) becomes active again. At that time, a message will be sent to the external mobile device (15) with the date, time and last coordinates data. Coordinates recorded in memory will be sent to it by email. You can track from a computer or mobile device equipped with

15 data transmission and {or internet connection. An application like Google Maps will allow us to carry out this monitoring, where the position is represented on the map of the area, as well as a history where it passed

If the device detects, through the RF wireless communications module (5), the close connection of an authorized external mobile device (15), it also proceeds to send the biometric sensor data in

20 that time connected, and the information on sports activity, allowing to monitor and record in said external mobile device (15) all the information, together with that provided by the GPS module (2)

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Claims (1)

  1. 1 - Multifunctional integrated bicycle device, characterized in that it consists of at least one module
    5 electronic (1) insert inside the frame (22) of the bicycle, comprising this electronic module (1)
    a GPS module (2), a module of communications by mobile networks (3), gold of its corresponding SIM card (4) with internal memory, at least one RF wireless digital communications module (5), a motion sensor (6), an on-board computer (7) with its specific software (8) implemented, a rechargeable battery (9) for power, a power and data connector (1 0), a receiver for RF remote control (11), Y
    15 one or more RF wireless receivers (12) for external sensors.
    2 -Multi-functional integrated bicycle device, according to the preceding claim, characterized in that it comprises one or more inputs for wired sensors (13)
    3 -Multi-functional integrated bicycle device, according to the preceding claims, characterized in that the RF wireless communication module (s) (5) are chosen from the group consisting of Bluetooth, Wifi, other types of PAN-type wireless communications or a combination of they
    4 -Multi-functional integrated bicycle device, according to the preceding claims, characterized in that the motion sensor (6) is chosen from the group consisting of inertial, accelerometer and gyroscope.
    5 -Multi-functional integrated bicycle device, according to the preceding claims, characterized in that the power and data connector (10) is of the USB type, and is accessible from outside the frame (22) of the bicycle.
    6 -Multi-functional integrated bicycle device, according to the preceding claims, characterized in that all RF devices are equipped with their corresponding antennas, which can be internal or external to the frame (22) of the bicycle.
    35 7 -Multi-functional integrated bicycle device, according to the preceding claims, characterized in that one of the inputs for wired sensors (13) is connected to a power and pedaling cadence meter (17) mounted on the bicycle's bottom bracket.
    8 -Multi-functional integrated bicycle device, according to the preceding claims, characterized in that it comprises auxiliary means external to the bicycle consisting of at least one remote control (14) and an external mobile communication device (15) equipped with its corresponding application (16 ) or specific software.
    9 -Multi-functional integrated bicycle device, according to claim 8, characterized in that the
    45 external mobile communication device (15) equipped with its corresponding application (16) or specific software, the group consisting of a tablet, a Smartphone-type mobile phone, a fixed computer and a laptop is selected.
    10 -Mullifunctional integrated bicycle device, according to the preceding claims, characterized in that the external sensors connected wirelessly to the wireless RF receivers (12) are chosen from the group consisting of a pulse sensor or a heart rate monitor using a chest strap (18), pulse or heart rate monitor using smartwatch (19) on the wrist, body temperature sensor (20), other biometric parameters of the athlete's vital parameters (21)
    55 11 -Mullifunctional integrated bicycle device, according to the preceding claims, characterized in that the mobile network communications module (3) is of the GSM type.
    12 -Procedure for the use of an integrated multi-functional bicycle device as described in the previous claims, characterized in that it comprises a first stage of collecting the information provided by the GPS module (2), the motion sensor (6), the sensors external biometrics through the RF wireless receivers (12), and where appropriate, the power meter and pedaling cadence (17), a second stage of information processing by the on-board computer (7) with its specific software (8), a third storage stage and a fourth stage of transmission of the processed information to the external mobile communications device (15) through the wireless digital communications module
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    by RF (5), of the module of communications by mobile networks (3), or of both, to show said information by means of the application (16)
    13 -Use of an integrated multifunctional bicycle device according to claim 12, characterized
    5 because the information collected in the first stage, processed in the second stage and sent in the fourth stage includes data chosen from the group consisting of: movement, acceleration, GPS coordinates, height, time, date, heading, speed, power applied in the bottom bracket, pedaling cadence, cyclist pressures, cyclist body temperature, cyclist electrocardiogram
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