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Fraud-detection technique for the amount of processed articles in the automobile recycle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000174232D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Sep-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Sep-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system to enable to trace the proper handling of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and automobile shredder residues (ASR). Automobile Recycling Law, enforced in January 2005, does not have a solid way to trace the proper disposition of CFCs and ASR, there is a possibility that recycling fees are claimed in an illegal way. In this system, disposition flag column and amount column for each recycle item are registered on the SHARYO DB in advance (SHARYO means vehicles). When recycling fees claiming occurs, validating the disposition flag and the amount of recycle items, it becomes possible to prevent duplicate claiming. Moreover, by recording the result of claiming in the Contractor DB, it becomes possible to specify contractors highly likely doing improper claiming, and legal action against repeated improper claiming is also possible.

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Fraud-detection technique for the amount of processed articles in the automobile recycle

The disclosed system enables to trace the proper handling of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and automobile shredder residues (ASR).

Automobile Recycling Law, enforced in 2005, does not have a solid way to trace the proper disposition of CFCs and ASR,
there is a possibility that recycling fees are claimed in an illegal way.

To prevent above problems, recycle item disposition flag, estimated amount (weight or volume, etc) are registered in the SHARYO DB in advance.

When a contractor claims recycling fees, the disposition flag and the amount in SHARYO DB are referred using body number.

Improper claiming will be prevented by checking disposition flag and checking if the amount of recycled items received from contractors is same as pre-registered one.

Moreover, by recording the result of claiming in the Contractor DB, it becomes possible to specify contractors highly likely doing improper claiming, and legal action against repeated improper claiming is also possible.

Overall recycle flow is as follows (Fiure.1).
1. Automobile manufacturer registers "Body number", "CFCs amount" and "ASR amount" of each vehicle into "SHARYO DB". Contractor registers "Contractor info."(contractor name, address, telephone number, etc) into "Contractor DB".
2. Automobile purchaser pays recycling fees to Fund Management Institution.
3. Fund Management Institution reimburses recycling fees to Designated Recycling Institution.
4. Automobile purchaser delivers End-of-Life Vehicle (described as ELV) to ELV-collecting company.
5. ELV-collecting company delivers ELV to CFCs-collecting company.
6. CFCs-collecting company collects CFCs from ELV.
7. CFCs-collecting company delivers collected CFCs to Designated Recycling Institution and notices "Body number" and "Contractor ID".
8. Designated Recycling Institution receives collected CFCs.
9. Designated Recycling Institution refers to the "SHARYO DB" for "CFCs amount" and "CFCs disposition flag" using "Body number" as a key.
10. If "CFCs disposition flag" is not DONE and collected CFCs amount is equivalent to referred "CFCs amount", updates "CFCs disposition flag" to DONE.
11. Designated Recycling Institution update "Claiming info." on Contractor DB using "Contractor ID".
12. If claiming is proper, Designated Recycling Institution pays for collection of CFCs to CFCs-coll...