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Method and apparatus for imaging and documenting fingerprints

United States Patent

November 26, 2002
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The invention relates to a method and apparatus for imaging and documenting fingerprints. A fluorescent dye brought in intimate proximity with the lipid residues of a latent fingerprint is caused to fluoresce on exposure to light energy. The resulting fluorescing image may be recorded photographically.
Fernandez; Salvador M. (Hartford, CT)
Ciencia, Inc. (East Hartford, CT)
09/ 362,517
July 28, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FG02-98ER82553 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.