Event-recorder for transmitting and storing electronic signature data

  • US 6,525,672 B2
  • Filed: 01/20/1999
  • Issued: 02/25/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/20/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An event recorder system for mounting on a vehicle for monitoring cargo in the vehicle, wherein said system comprising:

  • a memory for storing cargo data;

    a transmitter is coupled to said memory for broadcasting said cargo data from said memory to a remote station located away from said vehicle when said transmitter is not being disabled;

    a locking mechanism of said vehicle'"'"'s door is coupled to said transmitter;

    a first sensor for detecting when the locking mechanism is not in a locked position, wherein said first sensor is coupled to said transmitter and said locking mechanism; and

    wherein said transmitter is being disabled when said first sensor sensed said locking mechanism is not in the locked position such that a manual inspection would be taken place to said vehicle when said cargo data is not being received by said remote station from said transmitter.

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