Solar Energy For Bicycle Accessories Patents

  Solar energy for bicycle accessories patents have been issued to industry leader SRAM. Bicycles are increasingly dependent on batteries – and we’re not talking about ebikes with electric motor assist. Rather, many high-performance, human-powered-only bicycles, now use battery-powered derailleurs for shifting. Other components like dropper seatposts and suspension may have electronic integration as well. [...]

Continuation Patent Applications

  Continuation patent applications allow an applicant/inventor the opportunity to pursue new/additional claims for an existing patent application (a “parent” application). This can be valuable for many reasons: Strategic Flexibility: Continuation applications offer flexibility in the patenting process by allowing inventors to refine their claims, respond to changes in technology or market demands, or address [...]

March 4th, 2024|Bicycle Patents|

Mavic’s New Ebike Motor Patents

  Mavic's new ebike motor patents are what the company is looking to for regaining its footing, after a tumultuous few years. The iconic French brand  recently opened and staffed a new US office in Vermont – and of course, they’re looking to make inroads with the product they’re most known for: wheels.  Yet Mavic’s [...]

January 4th, 2024|Bicycle Patents|

New Wireless Shifting from SRAM

Technology for new wireless shifting from SRAM is in the works, according to patent applications on file. Existing electronic bicycle shifting from SRAM is configured with a switch and transmitter in both right and left levers. There are various programing options possible, such as the right lever controlling rear derailleur upshifts, and the left lever [...]

October 27th, 2023|Bicycle Patents|

Campagnolo Wireless Shifting Revealed

  Campagnolo wireless shifting was revealed by Alan Cote well before the official product introduction. Read on to see how I found out the details via published patent applications. No one from Vicenza is talking, but the rumors have been flying: is Campagnolo finally introducing wireless shifting? In 2021, Shimano went semi-wireless (no shift lever [...]

September 7th, 2023|Bicycle Patents|

New Bicycle Derailleur Patents

  Published applications for new bicycle derailleur patents to the major component companies suggest that rear derailleurs could be headed the way of bottom brackets in terms of bike-specific compatibility. Rear derailleurs have mounted to frames with near-universal fit since they first evolved into the basic swinging parallelogram design in the 1950s. The days of [...]

July 24th, 2023|Bicycle Patents|

2022 Bicycle Industry Patents

Herein, I review 2022 bicycle industry patents. If you want a sneak peek at the future of where bicycle technology is headed, consider patent applications. Applications for utility patents publish (with some exceptions) 18 months after their filing date* – often before news of a related product is publically released . Patent filings also may [...]

April 13th, 2023|Bicycle Patents|
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