Body Member Printing (e.g., Fingerprinting, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/1)
  • Patent number: 11027258
    Abstract: A composition having: titania aerogel having titania nanoparticles and copper nanoparticles. Each of the copper nanoparticles is in contact with more than one of the titania nanoparticles. A method of: providing a titania aerogel, and forming or depositing copper nanoparticles onto the surface of the titania aerogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Pietron, Paul A. Desario, Debra R. Rolison, Todd H. Brintlinger, Rhonda Michele Stroud
  • Patent number: 10896313
    Abstract: A method of recognizing a fingerprint includes generating, by using a fingerprint sensor, an input fingerprint image that is to be used when a fingerprint verification mode is executed; obtaining, from a memory, a registered fingerprint image that is generated from a finger image captured by a camera and stored in the memory prior to the generating the input fingerprint image; determining, from among partial regions of a registered fingerprint image that is obtained, a partial region of the registered fingerprint image, which is superimposed on the input fingerprint image, as a registered superimposed image; converting the registered superimposed image such that a first histogram of the registered superimposed image corresponds to a second histogram of the input fingerprint image; and determining, by comparing the registered superimposed image, which is converted, with the input fingerprint image, whether the input fingerprint image is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunjoon Kim, Jingu Heo
  • Patent number: 10631762
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a powder composition, in particular a fingerprint powder composition for the visualisation of latent fingerprints. Such fingerprint powder compositions comprise carbogenic nanoparticles which, when mixed with a suitable diluent (including any existing or future fingerprint powders), exhibits excitation-dependent emission properties which enable the fingerprint powder compositions and imagable fingerprint impression patterns formed thereform to be imaged in a variety of different colours by simply varying the wavelength(s) of any excitation radiation. As certain backgrounds can render visualisation of fingerprint impression patterns very difficult, having the flexibility to judiciously tune the foreground colour of the fingerprint impression patterns is a significant advantage since it permits instantaneous improvements in visualisation without needing to resort to using a different fingerprint powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: University of Central Lancashire
    Inventors: Antonios Kelarakis, Marta J Krysmann, Diogo Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10325141
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for automatic machine-implemented pattern registration, particularly suited to small sensor systems which include a reduced image capture area size relative to the pattern being sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: IDEX ASA
    Inventor: Roger A. Bauchspies
  • Patent number: 10266665
    Abstract: Disclosed are azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions containing Z-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene and methyl perfluoropropyl ether. Also disclosed is process of using the azeotropic or azeotrope-like composition as blowing agents for preparing a thermoplastic or thermoset foam. Also disclosed is a process of using the azeotropic or azeotrope-like composition as a refrigerant for producing cooling or heating. Also disclosed is a process of using such azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions as solvents. Also disclosed is a process of using the azeotropic or azeotrope-like composition as propellants for producing an aerosol. Also disclosed is a process of using such azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions as heat transfer media. Also disclosed is a process of extinguishing or suppressing a fire by using such azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions. Also disclosed is a process of using such azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions as dielectrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventor: Konstantinos Kontomaris
  • Patent number: 10002279
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a detection method and apparatus for fingerprint detection. The method comprises: S1. detecting a capacitance on a detection electrode which a fingerprint detection apparatus comprises; S2: when the capacitance exceeds a predetermined capacitance threshold, enabling a part of detection units of a fingerprint detection array to perform fingerprint pre-detection, and acquiring data information of the fingerprint pre-detection; and S3: when the data information exceeds a first predetermined threshold, enabling all the detection units of the fingerprint detection array to perform fingerprint scanning. With the method for fingerprint detection to according to the embodiments of the present disclosure, the fingerprint detection array is initiated for full-array scanning upon reliable and effective identification that a finger touches a fingerprint detection apparatus, which greatly reduces the power consumption of the fingerprint detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Zhan
  • Patent number: 9904838
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a fingerprint detection circuit, including a plurality of detection units arranged in an array and a summing unit. The detection units include a first detection unit and a second detection unit being respectively connected to the summing unit. The summing unit conducts a summing operation for an output signal of each second detection unit and an output signal of the first detection unit to cancel a base signal in the output signal of each second detection unit to acquire a useful signal including fingerprint information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang Zhan
  • Patent number: 9791369
    Abstract: A visualization kit includes (i) a cyanoacrylate and (ii) a fluorescent agent containing at least one tetrazine of formula 1: wherein X and Y represent independently a nonionic, electron-withdrawing group selected from halogens, azide, cyano and O-A-R, in which A represents a single bond or a C1-C4 alkyldiyl and R is alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl or epoxyalkyl, or an aziridine group, which is optionally substituted by alkyl or aryl. A method of cofugation and a method of visualizing traces on a substrate utilizing these components are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: CRIME SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE CACHAN, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE—CNRS
    Inventors: Cosimo Prete, Pierre Audebert, Laurent Galmiche, Clemence Allain
  • Patent number: 9655550
    Abstract: The present invention provides a latent fingerprint detection method that is easy to handle and is capable of clearly detecting a latent fingerprint and a heating evaporation device for detecting a latent fingerprint and a latent fingerprint detection apparatus which are capable of detecting a clear latent fingerprint by a one-time operation by heating a chemical agent at high temperatures in a short time, as well as a composition for detecting a latent fingerprint. This latent fingerprint detection method includes a heating step of heating a chemical agent to be gasified by heating so as to attach to a latent fingerprint on a specimen, and an exposure step of exposing the specimen having the latent fingerprint attached thereto to the atmosphere of the gasified chemical agent. The chemical agent is a mixture of a 2-cyanoacrylic acid ester polymer and a dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: EARTH CHEMICAL CO., LTD., TOAGOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Shimoda, Yushi Sawada, Masao Fukushima, Makoto Miyamoto, Yushi Ando, Yuji Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9652061
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a tablet computer, which in turn includes a touch sensor, a sensor detector, and a processor. The sensor detector is configured to communicate with the touch sensor, and to detect a first fingerprint on the touch sensor. The processor is configured to communicate with the sensor detector, to determine that the first fingerprint is within a first zone of the touch sensor, to match the first fingerprint to a stored fingerprint for the first zone of the touch sensor, to determine a first input function associated with the first fingerprint based on the first fingerprint matching the stored fingerprint for the first zone, and to execute the first input function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Travis C. North, Austin M. Shelnutt, Christopher M. Helberg
  • Patent number: 9596406
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus capable of associating a shooter with a shot image in consideration of shooter's intention. The image pickup apparatus has a first image pickup unit that shoots a subject to obtain a first image and a second image pickup unit that shoots a shooter to obtain a second image. An identification unit identifies a person existing in the first image to obtain first identification information and identifies a person existing in the second image to obtain second identification information. A recording unit records the second identification information as shooter information in metadata of the first image, together with the second image. If, after the person existing in the second image is identified, the same person as the person identified from the second image is identified from the first image, identification information about the same person is recorded as the shooter information in the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeyuki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9582714
    Abstract: Methods and systems for tracking a physical object to identify or authenticate it utilizing digital fingerprints which are based on natural features extracted from a digital image of the object. Digital fingerprints do not require or rely on any labels, tags, integrated materials, unique identification characters, codes or other items that may be added to the object specifically for the purpose of identification. Consequently, the disclosed digital fingerprint techniques help to detect or prevent unauthorized alterations of documents, apparel, drugs and pharmaceuticals, etc. Further digital fingerprints can be used to better track and trace a wide variety of objects throughout the distribution chain to demonstrate their provenance and to detect counterfeit objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Alitheon, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ross, Brian Elmenhurst, Mark Tocci, John Forbes, Heather Wheelock Ross
  • Patent number: 9072466
    Abstract: A kit, an apparatus, and method are provided for developing a latent print. The apparatus comprises a pellet comprising a substrate impregnated with a sublimation compound, a receptacle, an adapter, and an end cap. The receptacle is open at a first end and detachably connected to a heat source at a second end. The receptacle is designed to receive and accommodate the pellet through the first end of the receptacle. The adapter defines an annular space for transmission of heat from the heat source to the pellet. The first end of the adapter is connected to the second end of the receptacle and the second end of the adapter is in communication with the heat source. The end-cap comprising a mesh window in an annular space of the end-cap allows passage of the fumes released from the pellet through the open end of the end cap towards the latent print for development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Arnold Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9005693
    Abstract: An artificial fingerprinting solution that includes a heated blend of glyceryl trioleate and artificial sebum configured to approximate the fingerprint oil of a human. The artificial fingerprinting solution may also be included in a kit that also includes an artificial fingerprint stamp that has an artificial fingerprint transfer member that imitates a human fingerprint and is capable of receiving and holding at least a portion of the artificial fingerprint solution when the artificial fingerprinting transfer member contacts the artificial fingerprint solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Lakshya J. Deka, Yen-Hsi Lin, Lisa R. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8877282
    Abstract: The apparatus and method or process of the present invention includes ID or fingerprinting kits to help brand a company's logo into a fingerprint. For many decades, companies have looked for unique ways to introduce their brand or logo into the marketplace. Companies have also helped law enforcement protect children by providing ID kits for distribution in communities. This apparatus and method or process looks to bring these two areas together by branding the company's logo into a fingerprint. The ID or fingerprint card must have a clear chemical coating then the non-visible brand or logo must also be printed on the card. This brand or logo may or may not include color. By applying a fingerprint activation solution to the chemically treated ID card, a fingerprint and logo or image will appear in the fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Kenny Hansmire
  • Publication number: 20140272096
    Abstract: Kits and methods are provided for revealing a hidden element of an article. The article has printing thereon using a combination of visible ink materials and colorless ink materials. An activating solution is applied to a body part using an applicator. The body part is then contacted with the article. The activating solution causes the colorless ink materials to become visible thereby revealing a portion of the hidden element. The portion of the hidden element is revealed in a shape corresponding to the body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HALLMARK CARDS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: STEPHEN DREW GLASSCOCK, JODI ANN ABBOTT, JENNIFER RICHARDS GARBOS, ROBERT EUGENE LANGLEY, LUIS RODRIGO PINEIRO
  • Patent number: 8828177
    Abstract: A method and product for reducing reflected light glare into a human's eyes from the human's cheeks while simultaneously providing a non-verbal communication to others is provided, especially for use by participants in athletic contests. Underneath the human's eyes on the cheeks at a reflective location on the cheeks at which incident direct or indirect light is likely to be reflected into a human's eyes a non-toxic, non-reflective colored and finished material in the form of a predefined clearly demarcated geometric shape is applied. Within a week after the application (typically within less than a few hours after the athletic contest is over) the non-reflective material is removed. The non-reflective material may comprise eye black, applied using a stencil, or it may comprise a temporary tattoo or decal, applied in the conventional manner. The shape preferably is a sports apparel or equipment manufacturer's or distributor's logo and/or letters, or a team name, mascot or logo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen W. Comiskey, Barrett O. Comiskey
  • Patent number: 8695610
    Abstract: A method of making up the skin or the lips, the method including measuring at least one optical characteristic at least one location of the skin or the lips; and automatically forming on the skin or lips a deposit that has an optical characteristic that varies and that corresponds substantially at said location, to the measured optical characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Henri Samain, Didier Gagnebien
  • Publication number: 20140065290
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a print detection composition comprising nanoparticles having an aerogel metal oxide core covered by a layer of zerovalent noble metal, and optionally, a fluorescent organic dye, wherein the fluorescent organic dye is within an interacting distance of the plasmon resonance field of the layer of zerovalent noble metal. The invention is also directed to surface-enhanced spectroscopic methods for imaging a latent print, particularly a latent fingerprint, by use of the print detection composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Linda Anne Lewis, Brenda Ann Smith, Raynella Magdalene Connatser
  • Patent number: 8652244
    Abstract: Developing compositions are provided herein for use in producing a visibly detectable image of a latent physiological biometric. The developing compositions include a carrier solvent that includes at least one C3-C4 hydrofluorocarbon olefin or at least one hydrochlorofluorocarbon olefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David Nalewajek, Andrew Joseph Poss, Rajiv Ratna Singh, Cheryl Cantlon
  • Patent number: 8574658
    Abstract: A fumeless latent fingerprint detection system using fluorescent particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Lee R. Cambrea, Benjamin G. Harvey
  • Patent number: 8529684
    Abstract: A method and composition for transforming a latent physiological biometric into a visible physiological biometric are provided, the method comprising: providing a latent biometric disposed on a surface of an article, wherein said biometric comprises at least one eccrine-derived compound; contacting said latent biometric with a developing solution, wherein said developing solution comprises at least one imaging reagent selected from ninhydrin and 1,8-diazafluoren-9-one and a carrier solvent comprising at least one C3-C4 hydrofluorocarbon; and reacting said imaging reagent with said eccrine-derived compound to produce a visible physiological biometric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David Nalewajek, Cheryl L. Cantlon, Andrew J. Poss, Rajiv Ratna Singh, Ian Shankland
  • Patent number: 8529982
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for and a method of detecting latent fingerprints on a previously heated substrate, such as a bullet casing following discharge of a bullet. By applying a potential difference across the substrate, and contacting the substrate with detection means, such as graphite coated beads, arranged to selectively attract to or repel from the area of a latent fingerprint on the surface, a latent fingerprint may be recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Northamptonshire Police Authority
    Inventor: John Bond
  • Patent number: 8530599
    Abstract: A method of preparing hydrophobic silica particles includes the step of reacting together in a single step a mixture of silane ether monomers and organically modified silane ether monomers with a hydrolyzing agent. The method also includes producing hydrophobic silica microparticles and nanoparticles that can include dyes and/or magnetizable components. The silica nanoparticles can be used in the detection, visualization and/or analysis of latent fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: University of Sunderland
    Inventor: Frederick John Rowell
  • Patent number: 8507028
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the recovery, visualization and enhancement of latent fingerprints using Low Pressure Dye Vapor Deposition (LPDVD) are described. The LPDVD methods of the present invention provide for fine control over the deposition of a precursor in combination with a fluorescent dye, combination of dyes or a premixed dry solid compound of the precursor and dyestuffs, to make the latent fingerprints visible. The LPDVD process makes use of a heated carrier gas to dilute and carry the vapors into a vacuum chamber where they condense onto the exposed surfaces of the article being developed. The LPDVD process can be used to develop latent fingerprints on a wide variety of substrates, including metal, plastic, glass and thermal paper and has been shown to perform as well or better than conventional fingerprint development techniques on these surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Linde North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Calvin Thomas Knaggs
  • Publication number: 20130149428
    Abstract: An aerosolized fingerprint compositions for spraying onto a surface for the purpose of indentifying latent fingerprints that comprises about 1 to about 75% fingerprint dusting powder and about 25 to about 99% non-CFC propellant. In certain embodiments an extender tube, optionally comprising an expander, is coupled to a aerosolized container and is in fluid communication with the aerosolized fingerprint composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: ENAMELITE, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip G. Pitts, James R. Vinson
  • Patent number: 8460742
    Abstract: Latent fingerprints on a porous substrate such as paper are developed for viewing and recordal by applying heat to cause the fingerprint to be clearly viewed under radiation to cause the fingerprint to fluorescence (e.g. a few seconds heating with hot air or client contact with a heated device at around 260° C.) and viewing under e.g. light of 200 nm to 550 nm with a filter in the yellow to orange wavelength region. Alternatively more extended heating can render the fingerprint assemble under ultraviolet light, and under yet more extended heating permits viewing under white light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: University of Technology, Sydney
    Inventors: Brian Reedy, Mark Tahtouh, Adam Brown, Di Fei Song, Daniel Sommerville, Ronald Shimmon
  • Patent number: 8361535
    Abstract: A kit, an apparatus, and method are provided for developing a latent print. The apparatus comprises a pellet comprising a substrate impregnated with a sublimation compound, a receptacle, an adapter, and an end cap. The receptacle is open at a first end and detachably connected to a heat source at a second end. The receptacle is designed to receive and accommodate the pellet through the first end of the receptacle. The adapter defines an annular space for transmission of heat from the heat source to the pellet. The first end of the adapter is connected to the second end of the receptacle and the second end of the adapter is in communication with the heat source. The end-cap comprising a mesh window in an annular space of the end-cap allows passage of the fumes released from the pellet through the open end of the end cap towards the latent print for development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Arnold Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20120251703
    Abstract: Developing compositions are provided herein for use in producing a visibly detectable image of a latent physiological biometric. The developing compositions include a carrier solvent that includes at least one C3-C4 hydrofluorocarbon olefin or at least one hydrochlorofluorocarbon olefin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David Nalewajek, Andrew Joseph Poss, Rajiv Ratna Singh, Cheryl Cantlon
  • Patent number: 8268919
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a polymer for detecting a fingerprint, which can be easily handled in a scene of the fingerprint detection as a substitute for conventionally employed 2-cyanoacrylate (a monomer), and a composition for detecting a fingerprint. It is also intended to provide a method of detecting a fingerprint whereby a fingerprint can be detected at a high sensitivity regardless of the color or conditions of a specimen and wherein the specimen can be well restored. The present polymer and composition for detecting a fingerprint and method of detecting a fingerprint using the same make it possible to definitely detect a fingerprint by using fluorescence even from an almost white specimen such as a shopping bag or an aluminum foil from which a fingerprint can be hardly detected by the existing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Toagosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Shimoda, Masahisa Takatsu, Muneaki Kano
  • Patent number: 8204284
    Abstract: A fingerprint identifying system includes a light source, a light-transmissive finger press plate, and an image-capturing unit. The light-transmissive finger press plate is disposed to receive light from the light source, and has a top face adapted to contact a finger, a bottom face, and at least one first microstructure layer formed on at least one of the top and bottom faces of the light-transmissive finger press plate for guiding the light received from the light source to uniformly scatter. The image-capturing unit is disposed below the light-transmissive finger press plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Gingy Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Jen-Chieh Wu
  • Publication number: 20120076918
    Abstract: A latent fingerprint applicator apparatus is defined by a sleeve or mitt that is sized to retain the entire hand of a user, the sleeve including a flexible conformable powder application surface that enabling the applicator to be wiped onto a surface of interest to apply powder in order to detect or otherwise identify the presence of latent fingerprints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: TRITECH FORENSICS
    Inventors: Eric Aubrey Barton, Robert Michael Dameron
  • Patent number: 8142834
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus (2) for locating and detecting a fingerprint deposited on a surface (10), the method comprising setting up an electric field such that a differential charge density is produced coincident with the location of a fingerprint deposited on the surface. By deploying a conductive powder or other detection element selectively attractable to the surface (10) coincident with the differential charge density in the region of the fingerprint deposit a fingerprint deposited on the surface (10) is located and detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Northamptonshire Police Authority
    Inventor: John Bond
  • Patent number: 8142833
    Abstract: The present invention is related to clear crosslinkable polymeric masses for the registration of fingerprints, allowing to obtain positive reproductions of fingerprints by taking a photograph through a clear cured layer obtained from said polymeric masses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Coltene AG
    Inventors: Dierk Lubbers, Stephan Lampl, Ralf Kollefrath
  • Publication number: 20110316268
    Abstract: Collectable fingerprinted items and methods of making such fingerprinted items, including original and simulated fingerprints for application to an item to create a collectable item. The processes may be used to create a variety of collectable items, such as instrument picks, pendants, key fobs, charms, and other collectables. The process includes taking an original fingerprint impression, using the original impression to create a simulated fingerprint impression. The methods optionally include altering at least one identifying characteristic in a manner that prevents identity theft of other misuse of the fingerprint impression. The process optionally includes applying the simulated fingerprint impression to an item, such as by making a mold incorporating the simulated fingerprint, such as by using CAD/CAM technology and molding an item using the created mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Mark V. ALETTO, Darryl S. GRIFFING, Richard J. MACKEY
  • Patent number: 8025852
    Abstract: A fluorogenic lifting strip containing titanium dioxide has been successful in the lifting and enhancement of impressions and bloody impressions from nonporous, semi porous and porous surfaces. The lifting strip is best when activated with an alcohol such as ethanol or methanol. When the lifting strip has dried after application it can easily be removed from the surface lifting the impression onto a contrasting white background. The lifting trip can be subsequently visualized with an ALS or Laser to fluoresce the lifted impression with optimal contrast for visualization and examination. This method is safe, easy, and effective on several surfaces of contrasting colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Jessica Lynn Zarate
  • Patent number: 8026328
    Abstract: A method of preparing hydrophobic silica particles includes the step of reacting together in a single step a mixture of silane ether monomers and organically modified silane ether monomers with a hydrolyzing agent. The method also includes producing hydrophobic silica microparticles and nanoparticles that can include dyes and/or magnetizable components. The silica nanoparticles can be used in the detection, visualization and/or analysis of latent fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: University of Sunderland
    Inventor: Frederick John Rowell
  • Publication number: 20110076383
    Abstract: Latent fingerprints on a porous substrate such as paper are developed for viewing and recordal by applying heat to cause the fingerprint to be clearly viewed under radiation to cause the fingerprint to fluorescence (e.g. a few seconds heating with air or client contact with a heated device at around 260° C.) and viewing under e.g. light of 200 nm to 550 nm with a filter in the yellow to orange wavelength region. Alternatively more extended heating can render the fingerprint assemble under ultraviolet light, and under yet more extended heating permits viewing under white light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY
    Inventors: Brian Reedy, Mark Tahtouh, Adam Brown, Di Fei Song, Daniel Sommerville, Ronald Shimmon
  • Patent number: 7906192
    Abstract: A non-intrusive portable safety seal to collect human organic remnants in order to obtain DNA and genetic patterns of fingerprints is provided. The proposed seal comprises four related basic components: a sheet of paper or base forming a triptych, which serves to support the entire set, an adhesive-covered central sheet bearing a safety seal on the front surface, a two-surfaced sheet with adhesive on both surfaces and a graphite or granulated sheet adheres to it. In addition, the seal has two adhesive-covered safety flaps that protect the entire set. An alternative seal comprises a base sheet that is able to receive four fingerprints of four fingers, containing a fifth separation sheet between the graphite or granulated sheet and the two-surfaced adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Eduardo Luis Salva Calcagno
  • Publication number: 20110033607
    Abstract: An aerosolized fingerprint compositions for spraying onto a surface for the purpose of indentifying latent fingerprints that comprises about 1 to about 75% fingerprint dusting powder and about 25 to about 99% non-CFC propellant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: Enamelite, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip G. Pitts, James R. Vinson
  • Publication number: 20100310755
    Abstract: An ultra-sensitive method for visualizing latent fingerprints using a chemical multiplier to amplify even very faint prints on rough or otherwise difficult surfaces, involving a chemical free radical reaction which produces millions of identifiable molecules from each adsorbed initiator molecule and thereby greatly increases the detection sensitivity. A corresponding fingerprint detection kit may be utilized to carry out such method, in which the kit includes a free radical chain reaction initiator, and a reagent that can react via the free radical chain reaction in the presence of the initiator and form colored, fluorescent, polymeric, IR- or UV-absorbing molecules that are effective for visualization of the fingerprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: APPEALING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Amir J. Attar
  • Publication number: 20100143575
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the recovery, visualization and enhancement of latent fingerprints using Low Pressure Dye Vapor Deposition (LPDVD) are described. The LPDVD methods of the present invention provide for fine control over the deposition of a precursor in combination with a fluorescent dye, combination of dyes or a premixed dry solid compound of the precursor and dyestuffs, to make the latent fingerprints visible. The LPDVD process makes use of a heated carrier gas to dilute and carry the vapors into a vacuum chamber where they condense onto the exposed surfaces of the article being developed. The LPDVD process can be used to develop latent fingerprints on a wide variety of substrates, including metal, plastic, glass and thermal paper and has been shown to perform as well or better than conventional fingerprint development techniques on these surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Calvin Thomas Knaggs
  • Publication number: 20100136208
    Abstract: A fluorogenic lifting strip containing titanium dioxide has been successful in the lifting and enhancement of impressions and bloody impressions from nonporous, semi porous and porous surfaces. The lifting strip is best when activated with an alcohol such as ethanol or methanol. When the lifting strip has dried after application it can easily be removed from the surface lifting the impression onto a contrasting white background. The lifting trip can be subsequently visualized with an ALS or Laser to fluoresce the lifted impression with optimal contrast for visualization and examination. This method is safe, easy, and effective on several surfaces of contrasting colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Jessica Lynn Zarate
  • Publication number: 20100098831
    Abstract: Non invasive method for collecting and retaining fingerprints and a DNA sample from an individual in a digit epithelial record comprising these steps: a) release the digit-epithelial record from its protection cover; b) lift the cover of the area with abrasive; c) rub the finger back and forth by pressing the finger; d) lower its cover; e) lift the cover of the area with graphite; f) rub the fingertip used in step c) by pressing the finger on the area with graphite; g) lower its cover; h) lift the cover of the area with adhesive; i) press the same fingertip used in step f) on the area with adhesive; J) lower its cover; and k)prepare the epithelial-digit record for later use. System to collect and safely retain digital impressions and a DNA sample from an individual by using the described method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Flavio Gabriel Anderson
  • Patent number: 7700932
    Abstract: A part of a human body is caused to contact the surface layer of a recording medium over which a plurality of metallic grains with an outside size of 200 nm or less are distributed. Then, secretions from the skin surface of the body part are caused to adhere to the surface layer of the recording medium to take the print of the body part. If light is irradiated to the recording medium, specific optical characteristics resulting from the surface structure of the recording medium are obtained, and therefore the color of the recording medium varies between a region having secretions and a region having no secretions. This renders it possible to record a visible print on the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi Tomaru
  • Publication number: 20100047433
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a polymer for detecting a fingerprint, which can be easily handled in a scene of the fingerprint detection as a substitute for conventionally employed 2-cyanoacrylate (a monomer), and a composition for detecting a fingerprint. It is also intended to provide a method of detecting a fingerprint whereby a fingerprint can be detected at a high sensitivity regardless of the color or conditions of a specimen and wherein the specimen can be well restored. The present polymer and composition for detecting a fingerprint and method of detecting a fingerprint using the same make it possible to definitely detect a fingerprint by using fluorescence even from an almost white specimen such as a shopping bag or an aluminum foil from which a fingerprint can be hardly detected by the existing methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Toagosei Co., LTD
    Inventors: Osamu Shimoda, Masahisa Takatsu, Muneaki Kano
  • Publication number: 20100040764
    Abstract: A kit, an apparatus, and method are provided for developing a latent print. The apparatus comprises a pellet comprising a substrate impregnated with a sublimation compound, a receptacle, an adapter, and an end cap. The receptacle is open at a first end and detachably connected to a heat source at a second end. The receptacle is designed to receive and accommodate the pellet through the first end of the receptacle. The adapter defines an annular space for transmission of heat from the heat source to the pellet. The first end of the adapter is connected to the second end of the receptacle and the second end of the adapter is in communication with the heat source. The end-cap comprising a mesh window in an annular space of the end-cap allows passage of the fumes released from the pellet through the open end of the end cap towards the latent print for development.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Arnold Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20100040765
    Abstract: A lifting strip containing titanium dioxide has been successful in the lifting and enhancement of bloody impressions from nonporous, semi porous and porous surfaces. The lifting strip is best when activated with an alcohol such as ethanol or methanol. When the lifting strip has dried after application it can easily be removed from the surface lifting the bloody impression onto a contrasting white background for examination. This method is safe, easy, and effective on several surfaces of contrasting colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Jessica Lynn Zarate
  • Patent number: 7638171
    Abstract: A method for using a low-cost artificial fingerprint liquid for quantitatively and with a good reproducibility evaluating an anti-staining property, and a fingerprint adhering property or a fingerprint removing property on the surface of an optical disk such as a reproduction-only optical disk, optical recording disk, magneto-optical recording disk, various displays such as a CRT, and various substances such as glass. A stamp is used to transfer the artificial fingerprint solution to the surface to be tested. An artificial fingerprint liquid comprising a fine-particle-form substance and a dispersion medium capable of dispersing the fine-particle-form substance. The dispersion medium preferably has a surface tension ranging from 20 to 50 mN/m at 25° C., and preferably is selected from at least one of higher fatty acid, derivative of higher fatty acid, terpens, and derivatives of terpens. The fine-particle-form substance is at least one selected from inorganic fine particles and organic fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Hayashida, Toshifumi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20090269478
    Abstract: A method and composition for transforming a latent physiological biometric into a visible physiological biometric are provided, the method comprising: providing a latent biometric disposed on a surface of an article, wherein said biometric comprises at least one eccrine-derived compound; contacting said latent biometric with a developing solution, wherein said developing solution comprises at least one imaging reagent selected from ninhydrin and 1,8-diazafluoren-9-one and a carrier solvent comprising at least one C3-C4 hydrofluorocarbon; and reacting said imaging reagent with said eccrine-derived compound to produce a visible physiological biometric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David Nalewajek, Cheryl L. Cantlon, Andrew J. Poss, Rajiv Ratna Singh, Ian Shankland