AYRO Awarded Patent for User-Tailored Vehicle Seat Fabrication Technology
The sixth patent issued to AYRO this year represents the intersection of sustainability and thoughtful, innovative design
ROUND ROCK, TX / ACCESSWIRE / October 3, 2023 / AYRO, Inc. (NASDAQ:AYRO) ("AYRO" or the "Company"), a designer and manufacturer of electric, purpose-built delivery vehicles and solutions for micro distribution, micro mobility and last-mile delivery, announces that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 11752902 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for "Vehicle Seating System and Methods Thereof."
The utility patent represents another milestone for AYRO as the Company seeks to develop new innovations in operator-customized seat designs for its vehicles.
"AYRO aims to set the standard for sustainability - not an aspirational goal but at the very heart of everything we do, from design and sourcing to manufacturing and vehicle operating parameters," noted Tom Wittenschlaeger, CEO of AYRO. "But achieving true sustainably does not mean sacrificing comfort or aesthetics. This patent is representative of our team's commitment to creating low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) that are highly functional, sustainable and ideal for a wide range of uses."
The awarded utility patent titled "Vehicle Seating System and Methods Thereof" is for the invention of a method for fabricating custom seat bolsters intended to minimize user fatigue and maximize vehicle utilization.
The patent represents new technologies that allow the fabrication of custom seating tailored to the vehicle's driver(s). These technologies include:
- generating a 3D body scan model based on images of the user in two different poses
- determining a design for a set of seat bolsters based on the 3D body scan model
- providing the set of tailored seat bolsters to the user.
"We believe these innovations will elevate how the marketplace understands the ways sustainability can intersect with the design and operation of an LSEV," said Mark Luckevich, principal engineer at AYRO. "AYRO believes sustainability is about balance, and we are striving to develop vehicles that are not only utilitarian in nature, but are comfortable, beautiful and leave little to no impact on the environment."
As defined by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a utility patent is issued for the invention of a "new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof" and gives its owner "the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States" for a period of up to 20 years.
AYRO designs and produces zero emission vehicles and systems that redefine the very nature of sustainability. Our goal is to craft solutions in a way that leaves minimal impact on not only carbon emissions, but the space itself. From tire tread, fuel cells, sound and even discordant visuals, we apply engineering and artistry to every element of our product mix. The AYRO Vanish is the first in this new product roadmap. For more information, visit ayro.com.
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Released October 3, 2023