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1. (WO2018023190) SECURITY CHECKPOINT SCREENING SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/023190    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2016/051212
Publication Date: Fri Feb 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 20 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G01N 37/00
B07C 5/342
G01N 23/00
G06Q 50/26
Applicants: VANDERLANDE APC INC.
Inventors: MORIN, Regis
AUDET, Erick
BARRIERE, Paul-Andre
Title: SECURITY CHECKPOINT SCREENING SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS
Abstract:
A method and associated system for screening persons' belongings at a security checkpoint are provided. The checkpoint includes a scanning area, a pre-scan area one or more post-scan areas and a conveyor system. The system allows items belonging to a same person to be jointly considered when assigning clearance statuses to the respective items. The items may include one or more trays holding belongings of the person and/or one or more articles that are placed directly on the conveyor system. Data derived by screening the two of more items is received and used to assign to each item a respective clearance status. The assigned clearance statuses are derived by processing item specific threat assessment results and threat assessment results associated with the grouping of items so that the clearance statuses may take into account different items belonging to a same person. The assigned clearance statuses may be used in different ways by the system, for example to generate signals for causing the conveyor system to direct items to specific post-scan areas and/or to selectively trigger an alarm module.