On the page of the patent itself, it reads:
If a thief you wish to become,
Use a knife instead of a gun,
For stealing a purse,
Is about to get worse,
Besides the bag you'll need a thumb.
Dating back to 2005, the Container Security System can’t prevent a purse-snatcher from slitting open the purse once he or she has left the scene of the snatch. This patent is nevertheless, a noble attempt to address a topic that is always close at hand; namely terrorism. Patent#US 6876756 refers to a Container Security System with two sections; the first of which has a touch pad containing a sensor for fingerprint identification, a solenoid coupled to the touch pad and a plunger that responds to the signal from the sensor and a latch attached to the remote end of the plunger. A release assembly in the second section permits the container to remain open when a user’s fingerprint on the touch pad matches a pre-stored fingerprint in the sensor.
Some other related container-type inventions include, “Wellness Travel Pak :Pill Storage Container” and Toby’s very funny piece, “Killing Me Slowly With Fred's Toothpicks.”
Combating terrorism is a serious and noble goal and whether the Container Security System works or not, it represents an attempt to ease the minds of all of us who travel.