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Method and System of Detecting Exceed in Weight And Size Limit of Items in a Baggage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198679D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-11
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for detecting oversize and overweight airline baggage items during airline security screening. The method involves storing information pertaining to maximum weight and size limits of such items in a database accessible by a security check-in apparatus in order to detect carry on bags that exceed weight and size limits.

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Method and System of Detecting Exceed in Weight And Size Limit of Items in a Baggage

Disclosed is a method and system for detecting excesses in weight and size of carry on baggage before it reaches the airline boarding gate. The method involves storing information pertaining to weight and size limits of carry on items in a database accessible by a security check-in apparatus in order to detect carry on bags that exceed weight and size limits.

The method involves scanning of a passenger's ticket in order to determine the passenger's airline and the model of the passenger's aircraft. Upon determining the passenger's airline and aircraft model, information pertaining to specific weight and size limits of carry on baggage for the passenger specific aircraft is retrieved from a database. Further, the information pertaining to the weight and size limits of each carry on bag is accessible by a security check-in apparatus such as an X-ray machine commonly used during the passenger boarding process. Security check-in software operating said security check-in apparatus maintains information pertaining to a total aggregate size and weight for all the passengers on the same flight as they are checking-in to the specific flight of the current passenger being screened. In the event that the total number of carry on items in transit during this flight by checked-in passengers has already reached the total capacity for carry on items, new items are flagged.

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