Apparatus for identifying containers from which refuse is collected and compiling a historical record of the containers

  • US 5,631,835 A
  • Filed: 06/07/1995
  • Issued: 05/20/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/27/1984
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus on-board a haulage vehicle for identifying and recording as an event a change in a load hauled by the vehicle, the apparatus comprising:

  • a first sensor on-board the vehicle for interrogating a device having a machine-readable code and retrieving the code in conjunction with the event;

    a second sensor on-board the vehicle for sensing the change in the load and generating data indicative thereof;

    an electronic processor on-board the vehicle responsive to the first and second sensors for (1) collecting the data and the machine-readable code, (2) correlating the data and the code and (3) compiling a historical record of the events for later use; and

    a memory in communication with the electronic processor for containing the historical record.

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