Don't take this thing seriously.
This could never be implemented, I mean, just never.
Despite its obvious illegality (which yeah, I'm not so naive as to think the Bush administration couldn't shove it past Congress anyway), customer outrage, and thus, airline non-compliance, would doom this.
This sounds like a pet project of someone in the DHS who's got a chance to make a quick buck with his stock in the patent.
"self-aggrandizing jackass" - it says it right on the label