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Reno A&E Receives Patent for Bicycle Detection Signature Analysis

 


RENO, Nev. (January 27, 2015) — Reno A&E (RAE), a leader in traffic, access and railway control systems, announced today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued RAE a patent titled, “Bicycle Detector with Improved Detection Using Signature Analysis.” U.S. Patent Serial No. 8,779,942 covers a RAE proprietary signature analysis technology. RAE is a subsidiary of Eberle Design Inc.


“The issuance of this patent furthers strengthens our intellectual property position for bicycle detection and differentiation, which is in the early stages of becoming required in several states,” said Bill Russell, President and CEO. “It is important that we continue to develop technology for new and upgraded intersections that will allow traffic engineering professionals the ability to detect and provide safe passage time for bicycles, without compromising operational efficiency of the intersection.”


This patent covers a signature analysis technique that employs two sets of rules: the first set for a bicycle which produces a signature having at least two peaks and two valleys when passing over a loop connected to the vehicle detector; the second set for a bicycle which produces a signature having two peaks and only one valley when passing over a marginal side region of a loop connected to the vehicle detector. Peak and valley searches are conducted sequentially, with a peak search being conducted first upon start-up.


For more information on RAE’s bicycle detection and differentiation system, contact RAE Director of Sales Carl Zabel at carlz@renoae.com.


About Eberle Design Inc. Based in Phoenix, Eberle Design Inc. is a worldwide developer and manufacturer of electronic monitoring and detection products for the traffic, rail and access industries. Eberle Design’s products include signal monitors, vehicle detectors, power supplies, flashers, load switches, and other vital infrastructure devices. These products enable transportation and access control professionals to easily integrate, automate, and manage traffic, highways and intersections efficiently and safely.


About Reno A&E Reno A&E is recognized as a worldwide developer and manufacturer of reliable high-performance component products designed to enhance and augment traffic, access and railway control systems. The company produces signal monitors, vehicle detectors, bicycle detectors, power supplies, flashers, load switches, flash transfer relays and other vital infrastructure devices. Reno A&E, a subsidiary of Eberle Design Inc., is headquartered in Reno, Nevada and works with distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Media Contacts:

Dr. Bill Sowell, Eberle Design Inc. and Reno A&E

480.968.6407, ext. 214 and wsowell@editraffic.com


Sabrina McGowan, SQM Public Relations

240.401.2092 and sabrina@sqmpublicrelations.com