Accession Number : ADD018403

Title :   Method and Apparatus for Generating Fingerprints and Other Skin Prints.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Jun 95, patented 11 Feb 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Riedl, Harold R ; Jehle, Robert E

Report Date : 11 Feb 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Inkless skin printing apparatus and method featuring unique cooperation of a common, harmless, odorless solvent in association with ordinary thermal (fax) paper material. The skin area is coated with a substance which includes the solvent and then impressed onto and withdrawn from the thermal paper, thereby visibly forming a developing impression on the thermal paper which eventually fully develops into a quality skin print. Heat application to the developing impression may serve to accelerate and/or enhance the development. Skin prints such as fingerprints are generated according to this invention with no muss, no fuss, no-clean-up-required neatness and efficiency, and if desired with on-location portability.

Descriptors :   *INVENTIONS, *PATENTS, *FINGERPRINTS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, IMAGES, SOLVENTS, HEAT, PRINTING, SKIN(ANATOMY)

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE