Color Proofing Patents (Class 430/358)
  • Patent number: 8084213
    Abstract: The present invention to a nucleotide sequence encoding one or more Arc DNA binding domains, one or more Arc DNA binding sites and at least one polypeptide domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Domantis Limited
    Inventors: Armin Sepp, Andrew Griffiths
  • Patent number: 7961198
    Abstract: In a method of managing color output by appearance intent a color display value is received. The color display value comprises at least one appearance intent tag and is associated with an item of graphic content. The color display value is converted into an intermediate color value such that an appearance intent specified by the appearance intent tag is preserved in the intermediate color value. The intermediate color value is converted into an output color display value recognizable by an output device, such that the appearance intent is preserved in the output color display value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gary J. Dispoto, Giordano B. Beretta
  • Patent number: 7738148
    Abstract: This invention provides methods for predicting calorimetric measurements of subtractive colors, in particular, when there is a measurable colorimetric change in one or more individual colorant relative to a set of baseline measurements. The invention is useful for, among other things, imaging applications or soft proofing environments to improve color modeling without requiring significant empirical measurements for adjustments to color models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Christopher J. Edge
  • Patent number: 7270932
    Abstract: Imaging compositions and methods of using the compositions are disclosed. The imaging compositions are sensitive to low levels of energy such that upon application of the low levels of energy the compositions change color or shade. The compositions may be used in methods of marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Barr, James T. Fahey, Corey O'Connor, James G. Shelnut, John J. Piskorski
  • Patent number: 7223519
    Abstract: Imaging compositions and methods of using the compositions are disclosed. The imaging compositions are sensitive to low levels of energy such that upon application of the low levels of energy the compositions change color or shade. The compositions may be applied to a work piece to mark it and removed from the work piece by peeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Barr, Corey O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7144676
    Abstract: Imaging compositions and methods of using the compositions are disclosed. The imaging compositions are sensitive to low levels of energy such that upon application of the low levels of energy the compositions change color or shade. The compositions may be applied to a work piece to mark it and removed from the work piece by peeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Barr, Corey O'Connor
  • Patent number: 6811641
    Abstract: A method, a laminator (10), and a belt, for creating a pre-press proof (200) with a thermal mark (190) which comprises laminating a pre-laminate sheet (240) consisting of a first thermoplastic layer, and a first support layer (150) to a receiver stock (160); removing the first support layer (150) forming a pre-laminated receiver stock (350); creating an imaged receiver sheet (140) with a second print layer (308) and a second support layer (170); laminating the imaged receiver sheet (140) with the pre-laminated receiver stock (350) using an embossing belt (110) with an embossing mark 115; and removing the second support layer (170) creating a pre-press proof with a thermal mark (230).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Roger S. Kerr, Larry R. Gartz
  • Patent number: 6737204
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flexible and convenient method that combines a digital color image with the versatility of an analog imaging method to create a hybrid digital/analog image, wherein an analog image is formed directly on a digitally generated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Kodak Polychrome Graphics, LLC
    Inventor: Donald L. Swihart
  • Publication number: 20040038157
    Abstract: A color image forming method that includes subjecting a silver halide color photosensitive material to an exposure, and then processing it with a processing solution, wherein at least one silver halide emulsion in the silver halide layers has silver halide grains of AgClBr, AgCeI, or AgClIBr grains, having a AgCl content of 95 mol % or more, and having at least one region where a AgBr and/or AgI content is higher than the other region; the exposure is performed based on digital image data for area modulation; and the processing solution contains at least one compound represented by formula (I) or (II): 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Okazaki, Takuya Yokokawa, Yasufumi Nakai
  • Patent number: 6514661
    Abstract: A process for making an element for forming a final image with an overall attribute by exposure to actinic radiation, the process comprising: providing a support element having a surface; applying a first layer having a first surface and a second surface to the surface of the support element, the first surface of the first layer being adjacent to the surface of the support element and the second surface of the first layer being opposite the first surface; applying, prior to image-wise exposure to actinic radiation, a second layer adjacent to the second surface of the first layer, the second layer having an inner surface and an outer surface, the first layer comprising a photosensitive composition and a feature which imparts a dominant attribute to the first layer, the feature being selected from the group consisting of a fluorescent feature, a metallic feature, an opacity enriching feature or a combination of at least two of the foregoing features, the second layer comprising a first colorant; wherein the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: E. I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Brian S. Eyre, Michael M. Merabi
  • Patent number: 6432617
    Abstract: The present invention relates to positive film formulations for obtaining color selection, through the use of balanced primary colors, and the method to obtain the same. Said formulations comprise an emulsion sensitive to any type of light and a photographically accepted vehicle. The thus obtained positive film formulations are suitable to establish trichromatisms and bichromatisms by employing previously balanced primary colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventor: Roberto Olvera-Camacho
  • Patent number: 6365305
    Abstract: A combination digital/analog color proofing method having the steps of: digitally forming a color thermal image on a receiver element comprising a receiver support and an image receiving layer; laminating the digitally formed image with a film comprising a support having a release surface and a thermoplastic polymer layer; removing the support thereby revealing the thermoplastic polymer layer, and leaving the digitally formed image encased between the image receiving layer and the thermoplastic polymer layer; and laminating an analog color image to the revealed thermoplastic polymer layer to create a color proof having at least two color images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Harvey Walter Taylor, Jr., Daphne Pinto Fickes, Harry R. Zwicker
  • Patent number: 6165654
    Abstract: A combination digital/analog color proofing method having the steps of: digitally forming a color thermal image on a receiver element comprising a receiver support and an image receiving layer; laminating the digitally formed image with a film comprising a support having a release surface and a thermoplastic polymer layer; removing the support thereby revealing the thermoplastic polymer layer, and leaving the digitally formed image encased between the image receiving layer and the thermoplastic polymer layer; and laminating an analog color image to the revealed thermoplastic polymer layer to create a color proof having at least two color images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Harvey Walter Taylor, Jr., Daphne Pinto Fickes
  • Patent number: 6110320
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method of using the apparatus for applying a substantially uniform coating of solution onto a substrate. The apparatus includes a substrate support having a compressible surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Frank Santo Principe, Jeffrey Glenn Innocenzo
  • Patent number: 6096490
    Abstract: A silver halide light sensitive color photographic material is disclosed, comprising a reflective support having on one side of the support a hydrophilic colloid layer containing a white pigment and one or more silver halide emulsion layers, wherein at least one of the silver halide emulsion layers contains a silver halide emulsion having a spectral sensitivity maximum at a wavelength of 730 nm or more, and an average primary particle size of the white pigment being 0.30 .mu.m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Tosaka, Yoshiyuki Nonaka
  • Patent number: 6051305
    Abstract: A printed film includes a substrate film with a surface polymeric layer that includes a thermoplastic polymer having a melting point of no more than about 130.degree. C. and, on a surface of the film, a printed image in the form of a polymeric film. The substrate film can be printed without chemically and/or oxidatively priming the surface to be printed and exhibits superior retention of the image after undergoing heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Chien-Lu Hsu
  • Patent number: 5933578
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining a small number of parameters that spectrally characterize colorants by a small number of parameters and for using such colorant parameters to predict the spectral reflection or transmission characteristics of such colorants when laid on top of one another, either on an opaque, transparent or semitransparent carrier of a particular type, each colorant laid with a certain coverage percentage, for example, dot percentage in the case of offset printing, the colorant parameters of any colorant being substantially independent of the color of the substrate. The method involves making measurements of sets prints of varying coverage percentages of a colorant on a number of backgrounds, and solving the resulting set of equations for the colorant. Colorants that are defined by a recipe of basic colorants can be characterized from measurements on prints of the basic colorants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Barco Graphics, N.V.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Van de Capelle, Baldewin Meireson
  • Patent number: 5879865
    Abstract: An image forming method for a silver halide photographic light sensitive material comprising a support having thereon a color image forming layer containing a silver halide emulsion and a dye forming coupler is disclosed, comprising (i) subjecting the photographic material to area modulation exposure and (ii) subjecting the exposed photographic material to amplifying development to form a color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Miyazawa, Shigeo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 5756257
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photosensitive color proofing article incorporating an antihalation effective amount of one or more antihalation dyes of the general formula (I) shown below: ##STR1## wherein: Z is an oxygen atom, NH, or NR; R is an alkyl group of 1 to 12 carbon atoms or a hydrogen atom; R.sup.1 represents a perfluoroalkylsulfonyl group of 1 to 12 carbon atoms or an arylsulfonyl group; and R.sup.2 represents a perfluoroalkylsulfonyl group of from 1 to 12 carbon atoms; an arylsulfonyl group; or a cyano group. The antihalation dyes of formula (I) absorb radiation within the wavelength range of from about 325 to 700 nm and preferably, from about 325 to 450 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Imation Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Landgrebe, Alice S. Mendelsohn
  • Patent number: 5755910
    Abstract: A method of transferring a color proof comprises stacking an image receiving sheet and a color sheet having colorant images formed on a support, applying pressing to the stacked sheets by a heating roller to transfer the colorant images to the image receiving sheet, and conducting the transfer repeatingly for different color sheets, the transfer for each of the color sheets being conducted at two stages with different rotational speeds of the transfer drum and the transfer being conducted at the second stage under a lower speed condition than in the first stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Masuda
  • Patent number: 5693449
    Abstract: A photosensitive material for the production of color proofing films for multicolor printing, having(A) a transparent, flexible film support,(B) a photopolymerizable layer which contains(B1) a polymeric binder,(B2) a free-radical-polymerizable compound,(B3) a substituted bistrihalomethyl-s-triazine having an absorption maximum in the range from 300 to 380 nm and an absorbance of greater than 11,000 at the absorption maximum, and an absorbance of less than 1400 at 400 nm and above, as photoinitiator, and(B4) a dye or a colored pigment in a primary color of multicolor printing, and(C) a thermoplastic adhesive layer on the photosensitive layer.The material is processed by lamination onto an image-receiving material, exposure of the material and peeling apart of film support and image-receiving material, leaving the unexposed layer areas on the image-receiving material together with the adhesive layer. To produce a multicolored image, these steps are repeated with at least one further single-color sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert AG
    Inventors: Stephan J. W. Platzer, Wojciech A. Wilczak, Gerhard Buhr, Dieter Mohr
  • Patent number: 5609945
    Abstract: An image-bearing element comprising of a white, translucent, metallized film article wherein the film article comprises a flexible, heat resistant, polymeric film material with opposite sides. The film material has deposited on a first side a metal coating which both reflects and transmits visible light and capable of transmitting from about 1% to about 70% of incident visible light cast thereon. The second side of the film material has a white outermost surface and has a visible light opacity of from about 0.5 to about 0.98.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Bayer Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. von Trebra, Gerald A. Smith, Roy E. Hensel, Oliver A. Barton, deceased
  • Patent number: 5571663
    Abstract: A silver halide light-sensitive material comprising a support having thereon at least four silver halide emulsion layers having different color sensitivity, wherein three layers of the silver halide emulsion layers each contains a specific coupler and the other silver halide emulsion layer contains coupler(s) capable of correcting colors so as to provide a substantially black color having a transmission density of 2.5 or more when all couplers on the support are reacted. A color filter comprising blue, green, red and black parts prepared by subjecting the above-described silver halide light-sensitive material to pattern exposure, color development, bleach-fixing and water washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hirai
  • Patent number: 5541040
    Abstract: Disclosed is a positive type color light sensitive material comprising a support having thereon a mainly yellow image forming layer, a mainly magenta image forming layer and a mainly cyan image forming layer;wherein, when an exposure quantity-gives minimum density of +0.2 on a first layer selected from said three layer after developing in the main spectra sensitivity region of the first layer, a second layer selected from said three layers is given lower density with said exposure than a density without said exposure.The positive type color light sensitive material is capable of providing a color proof improved in the approximation degrees of an image quality to a printed printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Okawauchi, Yasuo Tosaka, Yoshiyuki Nonaka, Keiichi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 5536622
    Abstract: Trityl hydrazides and formyl-phenyl hydrazines are useful as co-developers with hindered phenols in phothothermographic and thermographic elements. These co-developers have the formula:R.sup.1 --(C.dbd.O).sub.n --NHNH--R.sup.2R.sup.1 represents hydrogen and R.sup.2 represents an aryl or substituted aryl group; or,R.sup.1 represents hydrogen, alkyl and alkenyl groups of up to 20 carbon atoms; alkoxy, thioalkoxy, or amido groups of up to 20 carbon atoms; aryl, alkaryl, or aralkyl groups of up to 20 carbon atoms; aryloxy, thioaryloxy, or anilino groups of up to 20 carbon atoms; aliphatic or aromatic heterocyclic ring groups containing up to 6 ring atoms; carbocyclic ring groups comprising up to 6 ring carbon atoms; or fused ring or bridging groups comprising up to 14 ring atoms; and R.sup.2 represents a trityl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, Lori S. Harring
  • Patent number: 5532115
    Abstract: A process for forming a colored image comprising, in order: (a) applying at least one aqueous permeable colorant-containing composition to a photosensitive element comprising a permanent carrier element having a carrier surface, and an unpigmented, first photosensitive layer consisting essentially of an aqueous liquid developable photosensitive composition, wherein the aqueous permeable colorant-containing composition is applied to the unpigmented, first photosensitive layer; (b) imagewise exposing to actinic radiation the photosensitive element having applied thereon the permeable colorant-containing composition to form imagewise exposed and unexposed regions in the unpigmented, first photosensitive layer and the overlying permeable colorant-containing composition; and (c) developing the exposed element by washing with an aqueous liquid, thereby removing either the imagewise exposed or imagewise unexposed regions, to produce a first colored pattern is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Gregory A. Bodager, Phillip L. Beighle
  • Patent number: 5486450
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light sensitive material comprising a support which is both side coated with a polyolefin resin is disclosed. A hydrophilic colloidal layer containing a white pigment and a silver halide emulsion layer are provided on the support and the silver halide emulsion layer contains at least one of the compounds represented by the following Formula I, ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group or an aryl group; R.sub.2 represents a fluorine atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, a dialkylamino group, an alkylthio group or an arylthio group; R.sub.3 represents a group substitutable to a benzene ring; n is an integer of 0 or 1; Z represents a hydrogen atom or a group capable of splitting off when coupling it to the oxidized product of a developing agent; and Y represents a monovalent organic group including a ballast group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Tosaka, Masayuki Sasagawa
  • Patent number: 5480767
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material comprising a reflective support comprising polyolefin resin coated paper and provided on one side thereof with photographic component layers comprising a hydrophilic colloidal layer containing a white pigment, a non-sensitive hydrophilic colloidal layer, and a silver halide emulsion layer, wherein at least one of said photographic component layers contains an oil-soluble dye or a colored pigment, either of which is not substantially incapable of being decolorized on a photographic-processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Tosaka, Yoshiyuki Nonaka, Keiichi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 5478694
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photosensitive material for the production of color proofing films for multicolor printing comprising:A) a transparent, flexible film support,B) a photopolymerizable layer containing:B1) a polymeric binder,B2) a free radical-polymerizable compound,B3) a compound which is capable of initiating the polymerization of (B2) on exposure to actinic light, andB4) a dye or colored pigment in a primary color of multicolor printing, andC) a thermoplastic adhesive layer on the photosensitive layer,which contains at least about 1.5% by weight of a water-soluble, colorless, low-molecular-weight salt whose aqueous solution is not highly acidic.The material is processed by lamination onto an image-receiving material, exposure and peeling apart of the film support and the image-receiving material, the unexposed areas of the layer and the adhesive layer remaining on the image-receiving material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karin Maerz, Ine Gramm, Manfred Hilger, Dieter Mohr, Stephan J. W. Platzer
  • Patent number: 5462844
    Abstract: A light-sensitive silver halide color photographic material suited for preparing a color proofing image is provided, comprising a support and provided thereon a yellow image forming silver halide emulsion layer, a magenta image forming silver halide emulsion layer and a cyan image forming silver halide emulsion layer, wherein a silver halide emulsion with a spectral sensitivity having a part common to the respective spectral sensitivity regions pertaining to said yellow, magenta and cyan image forming silver halide emulsion layers is contained in at least one of the image forming silver halide emulsion layers; and the magenta image forming silver halide emulsion layer contains a compound represented by the following formula and a yellow dye forming coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Tosaka
  • Patent number: 5449592
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material for making a color proof and a method for making the color proof using the light-sensitive material. Halftone color proofs having a similar color tone of small dots and large dots can be obtained by the light-sensitive material and the method using it. The silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material comprises a yellow image forming light-sensitive layers, a magenta image foming light-sensitive layer and a cyan image forming light-sensitive layer which are different from each other in spectral sensitivity, and the magenta image forming layer contains a magenta coupler and an yellow coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomi Yoshizawa, Keiji Ogi, Nariko Kimura, Shigeto Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 5437965
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material comprising a support having thereon at least one yellow coupler-containing blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer (BL), at least one magenta coupler-containing green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer (GL) and at least one cyan coupler-containing red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer (RL); wherein the weight-averaged wavelength of the spectral sensitivity distribution of GL (.lambda..sub.G) of the photographic material is between 520 nm and 580 nm (520 nm.ltoreq..lambda..sub.G .ltoreq.580 nm), the weight-averaged wavelength of the spectral sensitivity distribution of RL (.lambda..sub.R) of the photographic material is between 590 nm and 650 nm (590 nm.ltoreq..lambda..sub.R .ltoreq.650 nm), and the weight-averaged wavelength of the spectral sensitivity distribution of BL (.lambda..sub.B) of the photographic material is between 430 nm and 480 nm (430 nm.ltoreq..lambda..sub.B .ltoreq.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Uchida, Toshio Kawagishi, Shunichi Tomita
  • Patent number: 5436116
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material comprising a support having thereon a mainly yellow image forming layer, a mainly magenta image forming layer and a mainly cyan image forming layer; wherein, when an exposure is conducted within 1/10 to 10 times of an exposure amount giving minimum density of +0.2 on the first layer selected from said three layers after developing in the main spectra sensitivity region of the first layer, the second layer selected from said three layers is given lower density with said 1/10 to 10 times of exposure than a density without said 1/10 to 10 times of exposure; and reflection densities in 450 nm, 550 nm and 700 nm is not less than 0.8 respectively, before the developing.The silver halide color photographic light sensitive material is capable of providing a color proof improved in the approximation degrees of an image quality to a printed printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Hoshino, Susumu Ohkawachi, Yasuo Tosaka, Yoshiyuki Nonaka
  • Patent number: 5436117
    Abstract: Disclosed is a positive type silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material comprising a support having thereon a mainly yellow image forming layer, a mainly magenta image forming layer and a mainly cyan image forming layer; wherein, when an exposure is conducted with 1/10 to 10 times an exposure amount giving minimum density of +0.2 on a first layer selected from said three layer after developing in the main spectra sensitivity region of the first layer, a second layer selected from said three layers is given lower density with said exposure than a density without said exposure; and after a photographic process comprising a color developing step, the mainly yellow, mainly magenta and mainly cyan image forming layers have the monochromatic yellow, magenta and cyan tones in toe portions thereof each of not less than 1.7. The silver halide color photographic light sensitive material is capable of providing a color proof improved in the approximation degrees of an image quality to a printed matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Hoshino, Susumu Ohkawauchi, Yasuo Tosaka, Yoshiyuki Nonaka
  • Patent number: 5397683
    Abstract: A photochemical method of making a tactile design comprises the steps of exposing to light a selected portion of photo-sensitive layer-supported by a substrate; applying a decorative coating to the photo-sensitive layer; applying a photo-sensitive emulsion over the decorative coating; exposing to light the same selected portion of the photo-sensitive emulsion; and removing the photo-sensitive emulsion, the decorative coating, and the photo-sensitive layer from the non-selected portions. The tactile design comprises a layer of photo-sensitive material fixedly attached to a selected portion of a substrate wherein the layer has been exposed to light and the layer projects away from the surface of the substrate a sufficient distance to be sensitive to the touch. At least one decorative coating is fixedly attached to the photo-sensitive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: Gerald Roland
  • Patent number: 5382506
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light sensitive material comprising a support which is both side coated with a polyolefin resin is disclosed. A hydrophilic colloidal layer containing a white pigment and a silver halide emulsion layer are provided on the support and the silver halide emulsion layer contains at least one of the compounds represented by the following Formula I, ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group or an aryl group; R.sub.2 represents a fluorine atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, a dialkylamino group, an alkylthio group or an arylthio group; R.sub.3 represents a group substitutable to a benzene ring; n is an integer of 0 or 1; Z represents a hydrogen atom or a group capable of splitting off when coupling it to the oxidized product of a developing agent; and Y represents a monovalent organic group including a ballast group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Tosaka, Masayuki Sasagawa
  • Patent number: 5370976
    Abstract: A method of reproducing on a substrate an image incorporating metallic inks involves scanning (18) the image to be reproduced and creating (20) four color separations of the scanned image. Metallic gold and/or metallic silver color separations (22, 24) are created by electronically selecting any color area where the effect is desired. Next, the color separations are edited by creating (26) an electronic yellow mask of the image and adjusting (28) the desired tonal range of the metallic areas. The mask edges of each color separation can also be softened (34). The scanner then outputs (36, 38) the separations to film. The image is then reproduced by printing each of the process color separation films (44, 48) and the metallic separation films (42, 46) onto a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Williamson Printing Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse S. Williamson, George V. Barnaby, Gary V. Doughty
  • Patent number: 5328804
    Abstract: Transfer images with high resolution are obtained with an image producing element containing a layer of a photopolymerisable composition with a monomer of Formula I by imagewise exposure and transfer of the unhardened parts of the photopolymerisable composition to an acceptor material. ##STR1## In Formula I A denotes a double-bonded or triple-bonded condensed urea group;X denotes O or NR in which R=C.sub.1 -C.sub.12 -alkyl;R.sup.1 denotes a double-bonded hydrocarbon group having 2 to 25 carbon atoms;R.sup.2 denotes a double-bonded to six-bonded linear or branched hydrocarbon group with 2 to 18 carbon atoms optionally interrupted by up to 3 O atoms;R.sup.3 denotes H or methyl;n denotes an integer from 1 to 5 andm stands for 2 or 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: Agfa Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Podszun, Michael Muller, Herman Uytterhoeven
  • Patent number: 5294515
    Abstract: This invention relates to negative working photopolymerizable sheet constructions which, upon exposure to an actinic radiation source through a screened image, can accurately reproduce said image. The construction is useful as a color proofing film which can be employed to accurately predict the image quality from a lithographic printing process. Image development is by peel apart processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: Wojciech A. Wilczak, Timothy Hannigan
  • Patent number: 5248583
    Abstract: A photosensitive color proofing article comprising in the following order:a) a carrier layer,b) a release layer which acts as an oxygen barrier layer,c) a photopolymerizable layer comprising a multifunctional acrylate oligomer and a colorant,d) a photopolymerizable barrier layer, ande) a thermal adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Wallace R. Lundquist, Thomas P. Klun, Michael B. Heller, Leonard W. Sachi
  • Patent number: 5227277
    Abstract: An imaging medium comprises a layer, depolymerizable by exposure to actinic radiation and substantially non-tacky prior to depolymerization but becoming tacky upon at least partial depolymerization, disposed adjacent a layer of an imaging material, which has a cohesive strength greater than the adhesive strength between the imaging material and the depolymerizable layer prior to depolymerization. This medium is imagewise exposed to radiation, thereby causing at least partial depolymerization of the polymer in the exposed areas, so rendering these exposed areas tacky and firmly attaching exposed areas of the imaging material layer to the depolymerizable layer. The unexposed areas of the imaging material are then removed from the depolymerizable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Waterman
  • Patent number: 5225314
    Abstract: An imaging medium comprises a layer, depolymerizable by exposure to actinic radiation and undergoing a reduction in cohesivity upon at least partial depolymerization, disposed adjacent a layer of an imaging material, which has a cohesive strength greater than the cohesive strength of the depolymerizable layer after depolymerization. This medium is imagewise exposed to radiation, thereby causing at least partial depolymerization of the polymer in the exposed areas, so rendering these exposed areas lower in cohesivity than the unexposed areas. The exposed areas of the imaging material are then removed from the depolymerizable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Waterman, Michael A. Young, Edward P. Lindholm
  • Patent number: 5192641
    Abstract: A process for producing a color image on color proofing film which comprises:(i) providing digital data representative of the shape and color of an original image;(ii) inputting the digital data into a computer;(iii) providing a color printer which is in communication with and controlled by the computer;(iv) providing the printer with a precoated photosensitive color proofing film, a thermal wax and means for transferring the wax to the color proofing film;(v) melting the thermal wax, in response to the digital data, in a manner which provides a pattern corresponding to the shape of the original image, the pattern providing a temporary wax optical mask;(vi) exposing the photosensitive layer of the color proofing film, through the thermal wax optical mask, to actinic radiation, the wax on the color proofing film absorbing the actinic radiation, whereby a photoreaction occurs in the exposed areas of the photosensitive layer of the color proofing film; and(vii) developing the color proofing film to provide a col
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: Sonya Y. Shaw, Douglas A. Seeley
  • Patent number: 5153107
    Abstract: A direct positive color photographic material having comprising a support at least one previously non-fogged internal latent image-type silver halide emulsion, in which at least one green-sensitive internal latent image-type silver halide emulsion layer contains a 2-equivalent yellow-coloring coupler and a magenta-coloring coupler of the following general formula (M-II) ##STR1## where R.sub.10 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent;Y.sub.4 represents a hydrogen atom or a removing group;Za, Zb and Zc each represents a methine group, a substituted methine group, .dbd.N-- or --NH--;one of the Za--Zb bond and the Zb--Zc bond is a double bond and the other is a single bond; and when the Zb--Zc bond is a carbon-carbon double bond, it may be part of an aromatic ring; anda dimer or a polymer at the position of R.sub.10 or Y.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoyasu Deguchi
  • Patent number: 5151336
    Abstract: A masking material with a semiopaque layer containing a coloring agent, characterized in that the semiopaque layer permits the transmission of the light at a wavelength corresponding to the "green-lack" wavelength of color paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Kimoto Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshie Yokosuka
  • Patent number: 5135841
    Abstract: Colored copies of outstanding quality are obtained from half tone originals by means of a color paper of extremely hard gradation if the silver halide emulsions of the color paper consists substantially of silver chloride and if, before the material is processed, a filtered, homogeneous exposure is carried out, extending from sub-threshold pre-exposure to an exposure which reduces the maximum color densities by 0.4 density units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Agfa Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ubbo Wernicke, Herbert Mitzinger, Udo Quilitzsch
  • Patent number: 5075196
    Abstract: A halftone dot image pattern is formed on a support comprising a paper base, a polyolefin layer on at least one side of said paper base in a coverage in the range of 5 to 40 g/m2, on the opposite side of the polyolefin layer a binder layer comprising a hydrophilic colloid binding agent and white titanium dioxide pigment particles having an average grain size in the range of 200 nm to 450 nm, said pigment particles being present in a coverage of at least 0.5 g per m2 up to 300% by wt of the total binder contents. The half tone dot image pattern is on the exterior side of the binder layer and is a halftone relief image pattern having at least color pigmented gelatin-containing layer, preferably three or four such layers of different colors; e.g., cyan, magenta, yellow and optionally black. The resultant halftone material has a controlled visual appearance; e.g., for color proofing purposes, especially with respect to dot gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Eddie R. Daems, Luc H. Leenders
  • Patent number: 5049476
    Abstract: This invention relates to positive working photopolymerizable sheet constructions which, upon exposure to an actinic radiation source through a screened image, can accurately reproduce said image. The construction is useful as a color proofing film which can be employed to accurately predict the image quality from a lithographic printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventor: Stephan J. W. Platzer
  • Patent number: 5019472
    Abstract: A method for electrostatically producing prepress printing proofs that accurately predict results of actual press runs for a given press having known or desired characteristic response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Kerin S. Benack, Arthur J. Taggi
  • Patent number: 5013633
    Abstract: A method of preparing a color proof from a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material and a black-and-white halftone dot image is disclosed, wherein said light-sensitive material has on a support the photographic component layers including silver halide emulsion layers each having different spectral sensitivities, and one of said silver halide emulsion layers comprises a magenta coupler represented by Formula M-I; ##STR1## wherein Z represents a group of non-metal atoms necessary to form a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ring including a substituted one; X represents one selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom and a group capable of splitting off upon a reaction with an oxidized product of a developer; and R represents one selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom and a substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomi Yoshizawa, Keiji Ogi, Nariko Kimura