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LED intense headband light source for fingerprint analysis

United States Patent

March 8, 2005
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A portable, lightweight and high-intensity light source for detecting and analyzing fingerprints during field investigation. On-site field analysis requires long hours of mobile analysis. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises a plurality of light emitting diodes; a power source; and a personal attachment means; wherein the light emitting diodes are powered by the power source, and wherein the power source and the light emitting diodes are attached to the personal attachment means to produce a personal light source for on-site analysis of latent fingerprints. The present invention is available for other applications as well.
Villa-Aleman; Eliel (Aiken, SC)
Westinghouse Savannah River Company (
09/ 578,662
May 25, 2000
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-A09-96-SR18500 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.