As a bicycle patents expert, I regularly write about new patent filings and technology trends for publications Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, which covers the US bike market; and CyclingTips.com, which reaches a global audience of cycling enthusiasts. Most of the below articles were first published on those websites to break the news to a wide readership. I am a Registered Patent Agent licensed by the US Patent & Trademark Office, and prepare and file patent applications for inventors and companies.
SRAM's eBike Shifting Patent shows that bikes and batteries are becoming deeply intertwined. With ebikes surging in popularity both in the US and globally, manufacturers have been considering what else a large-capacity ebike battery could power in addition to propelling [...]
Yamaha's e-bike frame patent belies that the Japanese industrial giant Yamaha may not yet be a prominent name in US bicycle retail shops, but the company’s patent filings suggest strong interest in the US ebike market. Yamaha ranked fifth [...]
Campagnolo 13 Speed Patent, 9 to 44 Tooth Cogs Rumors and leaks about a forthcoming Campagnolo 13 speed shifting system have been flying recently. Thanks to two US patent applications published on July 30, we now have a few more [...]
Patent filing shows rotating front derailleurs integrated with the crankset Is bicycle shifting about to get some entirely fresh technology? A recently patent application shows that SRAM has been hard at work designing a wireless front derailleur system unlike [...]
New patent application shows movable stem as part of an array of sensored components that can communicate and control each other. Dropper seatposts have become standard equipment for performance-level mountain bikes. Could the same concept … altering the position of [...]
Could a “Check Engine” light be coming to bikes? Shimano is thinking that way, and has filed a patent application for using artificial intelligence processing paired with sensors to monitor wear and maintenance of bicycle components. US Patent Application [...]