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):

Report Date:

1997-02-11

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

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 The skin area is coated with a substance which includes the solvent and then impressed onto and withdrawn from the thermal paper, thereby visibly forming a developing impression on the thermal paper which eventually fully develops into a quality skin print.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 andor 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE