Structurally Defined Patents (Class 430/496)
  • Patent number: 9122752
    Abstract: In order to increase the efficacy of a mood-based playlisting system, a mood sensor such as a camera may be used to provide mood information to the mood model. When the mood sensor includes a camera, a camera may be used to capture an image of the user. The image is analyzed to determine a mood for the user so that content may be selected responsive to the mood of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: David Bill
  • Patent number: 9081101
    Abstract: Sensitive charge for passive dosimeter includes a plurality of flexible photostimulable screens designed to be stacked inside a dosimeter casing and each having a radiosensitive layer of radiophotoluminescent material which can therefore be read differentially by illumination. The screens being integral with a foldable support having two configurations, namely a folded detection configuration, in which the screens are stacked on one another, and an unfolded reading configuration, in which the screens are arranged alongside one another on the same face of the support. Intercalated sheets with reinforcing/absorbing effect can also be fixed to the support, alternating with the screens, the screens being separated from the adjacent screens by two folds and the sheets are separated from the adjacent sheets by two folds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Negre
  • Patent number: 9068725
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods of converting the necks on lamp shades into threadable couplers that allow the shades with the couplers to be screwed onto the exterior threads on light sockets, such as those types of sockets found on wall mounted and ceiling mounted candelabras and ceiling fans. The couplers can include plate members that are fastened in a sandwich configuration on both the inside and outside of the neck portion of the shade with the sandwiched plate members having an interior threaded surfaces. Modified lamp shades can be screwed to exterior threaded light sockets on candelabra lights, pendant lights, ceiling fan lights, and any other type of lamp sockets that have removable lamp shades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Palm Coast Imports, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis C. Kuykendall, James Burns, Brendan Byrne, Bruce C. Nemec, Jason Rohr
  • Patent number: 8975012
    Abstract: Multi-layer articles are described that are capable of forming color images. The articles include at least six layers, four thermally activatable layers (layers 1-4) and two blocking layers (layer 5 and 6). The layers are arranged such that layer 5 is disposed between layers 1 and 2 and layer 6 is disposed between layers 3 and 4. Thermally activatable layers 1 and 2 are activatable upon exposure to light of a first write wavelength, and blocking layer 5 is adapted to at least partially block light of the first write wavelength. Thermally activatable layers 3 and 4 are activatable upon exposure to light of a second write wavelength, and blocking layer 6 is adapted to at least partially block light of the second write wavelength. At least one, and possibly all of the thermally activatable layers include a light to heat convertor composition and a color changing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Douglas S. Dunn, William Ward Merrill, Przemyslaw P. Markowicz
  • Patent number: 8613999
    Abstract: A laser-engraveable composition comprises a laser-engraveable resin having dispersed therein non-crosslinked organic porous particles. These non-crosslinked organic porous particles have a non-crosslinked organic solid phase including an external particle surface and at least one set of discrete pores that are dispersed within the non-crosslinked organic solid phase. The laser-engraveable composition further comprises an infrared radiation absorber within at least some of the non-crosslinked organic porous particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Christine Joanne Landry-Coltrain, Mridula Nair
  • Patent number: 8598544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of generating a two-level pattern for lithographic processing by multiple beamlets. In the method, first a pattern in vector format is provided. The vector format pattern is then converted into a pattern in pixmap format. Finally, a two-level pattern is formed by application of error diffusion on the pixmap format pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Mapper Lithography IP B.V.
    Inventors: Teunis Van De Peut, Marco Jan-Jaco Wieland
  • Publication number: 20130229008
    Abstract: A security document precursor including, in order: a) at least one transparent biaxially stretched polyester foil; b) one colourless colour forming layer containing at least an infrared absorber, a colourless dye-precursor and a polymeric binder; and c) a polymeric support; wherein the polymeric binder is copolymer including at least 90 wt % of a chlorinated ethylene and 1 wt % to 10 wt % of vinyl acetate both based on the total weight of the binder. Methods for making the security document precursor are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT N.V.
    Inventors: Hubertus Van Aert, Ingrid Geuens, Paul Callant, Bart Waumans
  • Patent number: 8486615
    Abstract: A method for preparing sensing devices (biosensors) includes the steps of: (1) applying a photopatternable silicone composition to a surface in a sensing device to form a film, (2) photopatterning the film by a process comprising exposing the film to radiation through a photomask without the use of a photoresist to produce an exposed film; (3) removing regions of the non-exposed film with a developing solvent to form a patterned film, which forms a permselective layer or an analyte attenuation layer covering preselected areas of the sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey Bruce Gardner, Sina Maghsoodi, Brian Robert Harkness
  • Publication number: 20130161936
    Abstract: A photographic paper comprising an outer-most layer comprising a hydrophilic colloid binder and colloidal silica, wherein: (i) the weight ratio of colloidal silica to hydrophilic colloid binder in said layer is 0.3:1 to 3:1; and (ii) the colloidal silica has a mean particle size of 2 to 10 nm. The photographic papers have low stickiness rendering them suitable for storage before use and also after use in album-books where the photographic papers are in face-to-face contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM MANUFACTURING EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Mattijs De Munnik, Petrus Van Kessel
  • Publication number: 20130095434
    Abstract: Multi-layer articles are described that are capable of forming color images. The articles may contain at least two layers, a thermally activatable layer and a blocking layer, or at least three layers with two thermally activatable layers and a blocking layer between. The thermally activatable layers absorb light of a write wavelength and have an absorption threshold for activation. The blocking layer blocks light of the write wavelength at certain incident angles or polarization states and permits light of the write wavelength and certain incident angles or polarization states to pass through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Douglas S. Dunn, William Ward Merrill, Przemyslaw P. Markowicz
  • Patent number: 8409791
    Abstract: Disclosed is a double-sided color photographic paper, including, in order, a first protection layer, a first photosensitive layer, a supporting substrate, a second photosensitive layer and a second protection layer. The supporting substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. A first barrier layer and at least one layer of a first shading layer are sandwiched between the first photosensitive layer and the first surface of the supporting substrate. The first barrier layer is arranged between the first photosensitive layer and the first shading layer; a second barrier layer and at least one layer of a second shading layer are sandwiched between the second surface of the supporting substrate and the second photosensitive layer, and the second barrier layer is arranged between the second shading layer and the second photosensitive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignees: China Lucky Film Group Corporation, Lucky Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaning Li, Yanfei Du, Jianguo Guo, Wengui Wang
  • Publication number: 20130052594
    Abstract: A silver halide motion picture film can be used to provide multicolor images for archival storage, exhibiting excellent dark stability as determined by Arrhenius testing. This motion picture film can be imaged using common digital recorders. The resulting multicolor image has a Dmax in each color record of at least 2.3 Status A density. The overall contrast from each of the blue light sensitive color record, the red light sensitive color record, and the green light sensitive color record is the slope of a straight line connecting a point A and a point B on the characteristic curve of Status A density vs. log Exposure (E) for the respective color record, wherein point A is the log Exposure (E) required to attain a density level of 0.4 above Dmin and point B is the point represented by the log Exposure (E) of point A plus 0.7 log Exposure (E).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Diane M. Carroll-Yacoby, Christopher J. Haller, Paul L. Zengerle, Anabisdally Castro, Cynthia A. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 8383331
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material for movie, having a specific layer structure by using particles of at least one kind of electroconductive metal oxide and at least one kind of an electroconductive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshige Nakamura, Kenichi Yamamoto, Kazuhito Miyake, Hidekazu Sakai, Shigeru Shibayama
  • Patent number: 8357485
    Abstract: A multi-color photographic silver halide element has a total gelatin level on the imaging side of the support is less than 9000 mg/m2, and bulk gelatin-to-junk weight ratio for all of the light sensitive layers on the imaging side of the support is greater than 1.5. This weight ratio is defined by: Bulk gelatin-to-junk ratio=[(Bgel×Bgel/junk)+(Rgel×Rgel/junk)+(Ggel+Ggel/junk)]÷(Bgel+Rgel+Ggel) wherein Bgel is the total gelatin level for blue light sensitive layers, Bgel/junk is the gelatin-to-junk ratio for blue light sensitive layers, Rgel is the total gelatin level for red light sensitive layers, Rgel/junk is the gelatin-to-junk ratio for red light sensitive layers, Ggel is the total gelatin level for green light sensitive layers, and Ggel/junk is the gelatin-to-junk ratio for green light sensitive layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Christopher J. Haller, Daniel R. May, Paul L. Zengerle
  • Publication number: 20120100485
    Abstract: A multi-color photographic silver halide element has a total gelatin level on the imaging side of the support is less than 9000 mg/m2, and bulk gelatin-to-junk weight ratio for all of the light sensitive layers on the imaging side of the support is greater than 1.5. This weight ratio is defined by: Bulk gelatin-to-junk ratio=[(Bgel×Bgel/junk)+(Rgel×Rgel/junk)+(Ggel+Ggel/junk)]÷(Bgel+Rgel+Ggel) wherein Bgel is the total gelatin level for blue light sensitive layers, Bgel/junk is the gelatin-to-junk ratio for blue light sensitive layers, Rgel is the total gelatin level for red light sensitive layers, Rgel/junk is the gelatin-to-junk ratio for red light sensitive layers, Ggel is the total gelatin level for green light sensitive layers, and Ggel/junk is the gelatin-to-junk ratio for green light sensitive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher J. Haller, Daniel R. May, Paul L. Zengerle
  • Patent number: 8080182
    Abstract: The oxide sintered body mainly consists of gallium, indium, and oxygen, and a content of the gallium is more than 65 at. % and less than 100 at. % with respect to all metallic elements, and the density of the sintered body is 5.0 g/cm3 or more. The oxide film is obtained using the oxide sintered body as a sputtering target, and the shortest wavelength of the light where the light transmittance of the film itself except the substrate becomes 50% is 320 nm or less. The transparent base material is obtained by forming the oxide film on one surface or both surfaces of a glass plate, a quartz plate, a resin plate or resin film where one surface or both surfaces are covered by a gas barrier film, or on one surface or both surfaces of a transparent plate selected from a resin plate or a resin film where the gas barrier film is inserted in the inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tokuyuki Nakayama, Yoshiyuki Abe
  • Publication number: 20110275021
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material for movie, having a specific layer structure by using particles of at least one kind of electroconductive metal oxide and at least one kind of an electroconductive polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshige NAKAMURA, Kenichi YAMAMOTO, Kazuhito MIYAKE, Hidekazu SAKAI, Shigeru SHIBAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8043800
    Abstract: A photosensitive material for forming a conductive film including a silver salt-containing emulsion layer, and a conductive layer containing conductive fibers, wherein the amount of the conductive fibers in the conductive layer is 0.005 g/m2 to 0.2 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Naoi
  • Patent number: 8034542
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shielding film for plasma display which is excellent in electromagnetic shielding characteristics for effectively shielding electromagnetic waves, near infrared rays, stray light, external light, and the like and even when stored under a wet heat condition, is small in change of color tint and good in adhesion, with a blackening layer hardly peeled away, is provided by a transparent electromagnetic shielding film including a transparent support having thereon a conductive metal layer in a pattern-like state having an electromagnetic shielding ability and having a surface covered by a blackening layer, with the blackening layer made of an alloy of nickel and zinc in a nickel/zinc mass ratio of from 0.5 to 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotomo Sasaki, Jun Matsumoto, Takayasu Yamazaki, Akimitsu Haijima, Yoshihiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 8012676
    Abstract: It is to provide a process for preparing a conductive material in which transparency and conductivity are both high, and storage stability is high, and further, in a process for preparing a conductive material utilizing ultra fine silver particles, to provide a process for preparing a conductive material having high conductivity without requiring a calcination step which has conventionally been required. A process for preparing a conductive material having a conductive pattern containing silver on a support, which process for preparing a conductive material comprises acting at least one of the following mentioned (I) to (IV) on the pattern portion containing silver provided on the support: (I) a reducing substance, (II) a water-soluble phosphorus oxo acid compound, (III) a water-soluble halogen compound, (IV) warm water of 55° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventors: Takenobu Yoshiki, Shigeki Shino, Kazuhisa Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7829270
    Abstract: A photosensitive material includes a support and an emulsion layer containing a silver salt emulsion, the photosensitive material is capable of forming a conductive metal film by exposing and developing the emulsion layer, wherein the emulsion layer has a swelling rate of 150% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Nakahira
  • Patent number: 7704651
    Abstract: A radiographic image conversion panel containing a substrate having thereon a phosphor layer formed by a vapor-accumulating method, wherein the phosphor layer has a thickness distribution of not more than ±20%, the thickness distribution being defined by the formula: ((Dmax?Dmin)/(Dmax+Dmin))×100, provided that Dmax is a maximum thickness of the phosphor layer; and Dmin is a minimum thickness of the phosphor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Shibuya, Kuniaki Nakano, Shigetami Kasai
  • Patent number: 7678355
    Abstract: A method for producing a highly crystalline perovskite-type complex compound is provided that exhibits stably a high Seebeck coefficient and a low electric resistivity even at higher temperatures. A method for producing a complex perovskite-type compound with less environmental load is also provided. The method comprises a step of dissolving a nitrate salt containing a rare earth element, a nitrate salt containing an alkaline earth metal element, a nitrate salt containing manganese, and an organic polymer into a solvent to form a solution, a step of mixing and stirring the solution, a step of preparing a precursor powder from the solution through heating and drying thereof, and a step of calcining the precursor powder in atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Koh Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7584125
    Abstract: A system and method for performing Electronic Check Presentment (ECP) processing. The system and method employ digital imaging techniques to digitally image the physical checks as they arrive subsequent to posting of the ECP items. The images are electronically linked to the data records that represent the checks. During the proofing process, in which the data records for the ECP items are validated against the data records for the physical items, the records are updated such that the posting date and ISN number for the data records for the physical items reflect the posting date and ISN number of the ECP items. As the digital image of the check is electronically linked to the data records, the image is thus carries the posting date and ISN of the ECP item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Tom Vicknair, Sam Beard, Richard Norman, Mark Riggleman, Max Roycroft, Dick Feagin, Cliff Day, Paul Fielding
  • Patent number: 7563149
    Abstract: Provided are a sheet for manufacturing a plasma display apparatus, and a method for manufacturing the plasma display apparatus. The sheet includes a base film; a photoresist layer formed on the base film; an electrode material layer formed on the photoresist layer; and a cover film formed on the electrode material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Je Seok Kim, Dae Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 7510821
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material for movie subtitles, includes: a transparent support; and at least one light-sensitive layer and at least one light-insensitive layer, directly or indirectly on the transparent support, wherein the at least one light-insensitive layer comprises at least one kind of a silicone oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Soejima, Shinichi Teramae, Hiroshige Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20090035708
    Abstract: A structure and a method for forming the same. The method includes providing a structure which includes (a) a to-be-patterned layer, (b) a photoresist layer on top of the to-be-patterned layer wherein the photoresist layer includes a first opening, and (c) a cap region on side walls of the first opening. A first top surface of the to-be-patterned layer is exposed to a surrounding ambient through the first opening. The method further includes performing a first lithography process resulting in a second opening in the photoresist layer. The second opening is different from the first opening. A second top surface of the to-be-patterned layer is exposed to a surrounding ambient through the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiharu Furukawa, Mark Charles Hakey, Steven John Holmes, David Vaclav Horak, Charles William Koburger, III
  • Publication number: 20080286702
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material, having, on a transparent support, at least one each of yellow-, cyan-, and magenta-color-forming photosensitive silver halide emulsion layers, and photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a coupler that forms a dye having its absorption maximum at a wavelength longer than 730 nm upon reaction with an oxidized product of a developing agent, wherein the yellow-color-forming photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer contains photosensitive silver halide grains having an average grain size of 0.4 ?m or below and a silver chloride content of 95 mole % or above based on total silver in the grains, and wherein the photosensitive silver halide grains include photosensitive silver halide grains whose iodide ion concentrations have their maxima at grain surfaces and decrease gradually toward the interior of the grains; and a method of processing a silver halide color photosensitive material for use in film screening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sakai, Tatsuya Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 7452950
    Abstract: Photochromic monomers and methods for preparing these photochromic monomers, photochromic polymers based on these photochromic monomers and methods for preparing these photochromic polymers, as well as the use of these photochromic polymers in a polymer binder as a two-photon recording medium for an optical 3D memory and photoswitches of optical signals are disclosed. The materials exhibit thermally irreversible photochromic transformations and other properties enabling the use of the photochromic polymers in an optical two-photon read/write memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Photochemistry Center of Russian Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Alexandr Alexandrovich Dunaev, Mikhail Vladimisovich Alfimov, Valery Alexandrovich Barachevsky, Valery Alexandrovidh Vasnev, Igor Victorovich Zavarzin, Sergey Nikolaevich Ivanov, Mukhammed Lastanbievich Keshtov, Ajexel Ivanovich Kovalev, Mikhall Mikhallovich Krayushkin, Yury Alexandrovich Pyankov, Alexandr Lyovich Rusanov, Yury Petrovich Strokach, Vladimir Nikolaevich Yarovenko
  • Publication number: 20080268385
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material, includes transparent support having provided thereon a blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the average equivalent-sphere diameter of the silver halide grains contained in each layers is 0.35 ?m or less, and an upper layer of the green-sensitive emulsion layer contains a fixed magenta dye, an upper layer or the red-sensitive emulsion layer contains a fixed cyan dye, and the green-sensitive layer contains a pyrazolotriazole, pyrazolopyrrole or 4-thio-pyrazolo-5-one coupler having a specific structure, and an image-recording method uses the photographic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Miki, Hideyuki Shirai, Junichiro Hosokawa, Tetsuo Kikuchi, Yoichi Hosoya, Katsuyuki Nukui, Ryoji Nishimura, Kouichi Yokota
  • Publication number: 20080220353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extruded imaging element comprising an extruded support bearing an extruded image receiving layer and an extruded antistatic tie layer between the extruded support and the extruded image receiving layer, wherein the extruded tie layer absorbs less than 3 weight % of moisture at 80% RH and 70 F (22.78° C.) comprises 5-30% polyether-containing antistatic material in a matrix polymer, and a method for making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Narasimharao Dontula, Terry A. Heath, Somsack Chang
  • Publication number: 20080206690
    Abstract: Compositions for use in tri-layer applications are described herein, wherein the composition has a matrix and includes: a formulated polymer comprising at least one type of silicon-based moiety forming the matrix of the polymer, a plurality of vinyl groups coupled to the matrix of the polymer, and a plurality of phenyl groups coupled to the matrix of the polymer, at least one condensation catalyst, and at least one solvent. Tri-layer structures are also contemplated herein that comprise an organic underlayer (first layer), antireflective compositions and/or films contemplated herein (second layer) and a photoresist material (third layer) that are coupled to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph Kennedy, Songyuan Xie, Kim Do, Sudip Mukhopadhyay
  • Publication number: 20080057448
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material having, on at least one side of a support, an image forming layer including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent for silver ions, and a binder, and at least one non-photosensitive layer, wherein: 1) a mean grain size of the photosensitive silver halide is from 10 nm to 40 nm in terms of equivalent circular diameter, and a number of coated grains thereof is from 550 grains/?m2 to 10000 grains/?m2; and 2) the photothermographic material includes a fluorocarbon compound represented by the following formula (FC-1), (FC-2), or (FC-3). A photothermographic material and an image forming method which exhibit improved coated surface state and high quality are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideo Fushimi
  • Publication number: 20080026334
    Abstract: A photo-curable composition comprising a polymer or copolymer and a (meth)acrylate type monomer with more than one (meth)acrylate group per monomer molecule and two or more ethyleneoxy groups per (meth)acrylate group in said monomer is particularly suitable for use as a topcoat layer for phosphor or scintillator screens or panels, when said polymer is polymethyl methacrylate or a copolymer thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Alexander Williamson, Estevan Tioni, Kristof Heylen
  • Patent number: 7323538
    Abstract: A polymer compound having a functional group containing a cyclic part with aromatic properties comprising C, H and/or C, H, X (X is a hetero atom) in the side-chain, and a number average molecular weight of 250-1,000,000. The molar optical absorption due to the cyclic part with aromatic properties of the polymer compound is lower 30% or more than the molar optical absorption due to the cyclic part with aromatic properties in a polymerizing monomer used to introduce the cyclic part with aromatic properties. As this cyclic part has an overlapping stack structure, the compound has a hypochromic effect, and if an electron donor compound or electron-accepting compound is added, a charge transfer complex is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventor: Tamaki Nakano
  • Patent number: 7291447
    Abstract: A print medium includes a planar film. A rib-like structure is arranged on one side of the film to define a series of columns that extend a length of the film to facilitate rolling of the print medium in one direction as opposed to an opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 7282310
    Abstract: A radiographic image conversion panel containing a substrate having thereon a phosphor layer formed by a vapor-accumulating method, wherein the phosphor layer has a thickness distribution of not more than ±20%, the thickness distribution being defined by the formula: ((Dmax?Dmin)/(Dmax+Dmin))×100, provided that Dmax is a maximum thickness of the phosphor layer; and Dmin is a minimum thickness of the phosphor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Shibuya, Kuniaki Nakano, Shigetami Kasai
  • Patent number: 7267936
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element, comprising a support, a photographic emulsion layer and, an antihalation underlayer and/or a pelloid layer, the antihalation underlayer and/or pelloid layer being present in an amount of 1 g/m2 or less and comprises a vehicle and a solid particle dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Colin J. Gray, Martin T. Day
  • Patent number: 7262001
    Abstract: A heat-developable photosensitive material comprising a support, providing thereon, an organic silver salt, silver halide, a binder and a reducing agent, wherein a value of Rz(E)/Rz(B) is from 0.1 to 0.7 in which Rz(E) is the ten-point average roughness of the outermost surface of the image forming layer side and Rz(B) is the ten-point average roughness of the outermost surface of the side of the support opposite to the side of the image forming layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventor: Narito Goto
  • Patent number: 7241488
    Abstract: A decorative paper which has the yellowing be inconspicuous even if the surface resin layer comprising the cross linked coating layer of the ionizing radiation curable resin is provided on the decorative paper is provided. The decorative paper of the present invention uses a yellow base paper colored yellow or a white base paper colored white, containing a cellulose based pulp 1 and a colorant 2, as a colored base paper 3, and a surface resin layer 4 is provided thereon. More preferably, a whole solid layer is laminated between the colored base paper and the surface resin layer, wherein the whole solid layer is a yellow whole solid layer comprising a yellow ink is provided in the case that the base paper is the yellow base paper, or a white whole solid layer comprising a white ink is provided in the case that the base paper is the white base paper. Moreover, a patterned ink layer is also provided below the surface resin layer in general.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichiro Yokochi, Hajime Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 7192696
    Abstract: A method of forming an image using a photothermographic material containing a support having thereon an image forming layer which contains an organic silver salt, silver halide grains, a binder and a reducing agent, the method including the steps of: imagewise exposing the photothermographic material to light to form a latent image; and simultaneously or sequentially heating the exposed photothermographic material to develop the latent image, wherein at least two matting agents are contained on one surface of the support, and an average particle size LA of Matting agent A and an average particle size LB of Matting agent B satisfy the following relationship: 1.5?LB/LA?6.0, provided that Matting agent A is the matting agent having a largest weight ratio; and Matting agent B is the matting agent having a second largest weight ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventor: Narito Goto
  • Patent number: 7186499
    Abstract: A print medium includes a sheet. A plurality of parallel rib elements extend along the sheet and are configured to provide the sheet with anisotropic bending properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 7175953
    Abstract: The description herein includes cyanine dyes and analogs of the vaso-active intestinal peptide. These are useful to provide peptide-dye conjugates for use as contrast media in optical diagnoses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Institute Fuer Diagnostik Forschung
    Inventors: Kai Licha, Andreas Becker, Wolfhard Semmler, Bertram Wiedenmann, Carsten Hessenius, Rudolf Volkmer-Engert, Jens Schneider-Mergner
  • Patent number: 7153620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antistatic article comprising a substrate or support having thereon at least one antistatic layer, wherein the antistatic layer comprises a conductive material having areas of patterned coverage. The present invention also relates to a display comprising a substrate having an electrically modulated imaging layer thereon, at least one electrically conductive layer, and at least one transparent antistatic layer, wherein said antistatic layer comprises a conductive material having areas of patterned coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Peter T. Aylward, Debasis Majumdar
  • Patent number: 7147982
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging assembly comprises a symmetric radiographic silver halide film has an overall system speed of at least 1100 to provide images with improved contrast and sharpness and reduced fog. The imaging assembly includes a symmetric radiographic film having a speed of at least 700 that includes at least two silver halide emulsions on each side of the support that comprise tabular silver halide grains. The emulsions closer to the support comprise a suitable crossover control agent. The imaging assembly also includes a pair of phosphor intensifying screens that have an average screen sharpness measurement (SSM) greater than reference Curve A of FIG. 4. The screens can have a support that includes a reflective substrate comprising a continuous polyester phase and microvoids containing inorganic particles dispersed within the polyester phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Dickerson, Phillip C. Bunch, David J. Steklenski
  • Patent number: 7135258
    Abstract: This patent relates to an imaging member comprising a vacuous polymer base having adhered thereto an image formed on a transparent polymer sheet, wherein said vacuous polymer base has a density of less than 0.7 grams/cc and a modulus to density ratio of between 1500 and 4000 and wherein said image is in contact with said vacuous polymer base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Peter T. Aylward, Thomas M. Laney, Robert P. Bourdelais
  • Patent number: 7129030
    Abstract: A method of forming an image using a photothermographic material containing a support having thereon an image forming layer which contains an organic silver salt, silver halide grains, a binder and a reducing agent, the method including the steps of: imagewise exposing the photothermographic material to light to form a latent image; and simultaneously or sequentially heating the exposed photothermographic material to develop the latent image, wherein at least two matting agents are contained on one surface of the support, and an average particle size LA of Matting agent A and an average particle size LB of Matting agent B satisfy the following relationship: 1.5?LB/LA?6.0, provided that Matting agent A is the matting agent having a largest weight ratio; and Matting agent B is the matting agent having a second largest weight ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventor: Narito Goto
  • Patent number: 7086529
    Abstract: There is provided a packaging material for a photographic light-sensitive material, the packaging material being formed from a resin composition that contains a compound having an unsaturated double bond or that contains a poly(conjugated diene) component, a metal ion that can promote a catalytic oxidation reaction of the unsaturated double bond and the poly(conjugated diene), and a chelating agent that can coordinate the metal ion in an amount sufficient to suppress the catalytic oxidation reaction. There is also provided a photographic light-sensitive material package formed by housing the photographic light-sensitive material in the packaging material for the photographic light-sensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yoneyama, Kenji Sashihara, Takanori Masuda
  • Patent number: 7083885
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antistatic article comprising a substrate or support having thereon at least one antistatic layer, wherein the antistatic layer comprises a conductive material having areas of patterned coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Peter T. Aylward, Debasis Majumdar, Robert C. Daly, Kelly S. Robinson, Barry A. Fitzgerald, Paul A. Christian
  • Patent number: 7081333
    Abstract: A radiation image conversion panel exhibiting improved resistance to peeling or shock as well as enhanced sharpness is disclosed, comprising on a support a stimulable phosphor layer composed of columnar phosphor crystals formed through gas phase deposition, wherein the stimulable phosphor layer exhibits an X-ray diffraction pattern meeting the following ratio (I2/I1) of the highest peak intensity I1 and the second highest peak intensity I2: 0.3?I2/I1?1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Shibuya, Kuniaki Nakano, Shigetami Kasai