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Secure Transportation of Proscribed Items on Aircraft

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035480D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jan-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

When traveling on airplanes now, certain objects are proscribed. If carried through security checkpoints, these objects can be confiscated, A means of safely carrying these objects to the passenger destination is described.

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TUC820040430 John C Kennel/Tucson/IBM Robert A Wilson

Secure Transportation of Proscribed Items on Aircraft

A system is disclosed that provides a means of airline passengers maintaining their proscribed objects, yet maintaining safety of the passengers and aircraft. Certain objects have different interpretations as to whether they are proscribed. Passenger forgetfulness can also allow proscribed items to get on to planes. By having a system that allows for encapsulating any object capable of being carried in a pocket or other carry on bag, passenger well being can be improved.

The system comprises a plexiglass canister, or a similar difficult to open design that has a battery or noncontact powered locking mechanism internal to the canister. The proscribed objects are placed inside the canister. The canister is given to the security personnel along with the passenger ticket. The canister is then locked with an electronic key that includes the destination of the passenger. The key is stored in a master database. The passenger can then carry the canister as part of their carry-on luggage. On arrival at the destination, the passenger exits the security area and presents the canister to an automated device. The device scans the embedded key of the canister and if it matches the passenger destination, the canister is unlocked by sending a command to the canister, which unlocks the canister...