Patents Represented by Attorney Chris P. Konkol
  • Patent number: 8247044
    Abstract: An inkjet recording element is disclosed having a support and, on the support, (a) a porous base layer comprising particles of fumed silica and a hydrophilic binder and (b) a porous gloss layer above the base layer comprising particles of colloidal silica and a hydrophilic binder, wherein the particles of fumed and colloidal silica are anionic. Also disclosed is a method of printing on such an inkjet recording element. The inkjet recording element can potentially have, in some embodiments, the advantages of improved image quality (reduced coalescence) and higher dye ink optical densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lori J. Shaw-Klein, Charles E. Romano, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8030212
    Abstract: An atomic-layer-deposition process for forming a patterned thin film comprising providing a substrate, applying a deposition inhibitor material to the substrate, wherein the deposition inhibitor material is an organic compound or polymer; and patterning the deposition inhibitor material either after step (b) or simultaneously with applying the deposition inhibitor material to provide selected areas of the substrate effectively not having the deposition inhibitor material. An inorganic thin film material is substantially deposited only in the selected areas of the substrate not having the deposition inhibitor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Cheng Yang, Lyn M. Irving, David H. Levy, Peter J. Cowdery-Corvan, Diane C. Freeman
  • Patent number: 8017183
    Abstract: An atomic-layer-deposition process for forming a patterned thin film comprising providing a substrate, applying a deposition inhibitor material to the substrate, wherein the deposition inhibitor material is an organosiloxane compound; and patterning the deposition inhibitor material either after or simultaneously with or introducing applying the deposition inhibitor material to provide selected areas of the substrate effectively not having the deposition inhibitor material. The thin film is substantially deposited only in the selected areas of the substrate not having the deposition inhibitor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Cheng Yang, Lyn M. Irving, David H. Levy, Peter J. Cowdery-Corvan, Diane C. Freeman
  • Patent number: 7989506
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods of preparing stable colloidal dispersions of nanoparticulate size fumed silica particles. More particularly, the invention relates to a method of rapidly wetting and dispersing fumed silica powder for obtaining a coatable dispersion, particularly in the manufacture of inkjet media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Paul A. Corbelli
  • Patent number: 7972898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of making a zinc-oxide-based thin film semiconductor, for use in a transistor, comprising thin film deposition onto a substrate comprising providing a plurality of gaseous materials comprising first, second, and third gaseous materials, wherein the first gaseous material is a zinc-containing volatile material and the second gaseous material is reactive therewith such that when one of the first or second gaseous materials are on the surface of the substrate the other of the first or second gaseous materials will react to deposit a layer of material on the substrate, wherein the third gaseous material is inert and wherein a volatile indium-containing compound is introduced into the first reactive gaseous material or a supplemental gaseous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Cowdery-Corvan, David H. Levy, Thomas D. Pawlik, Diane C. Freeman, Shelby F. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7923082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inkjet recording element having outstanding dye keeping properties in time. Said recording element comprises at least one molecular imprinted polymer having sites of selective recognition of dye molecules corresponding to the dye molecules used in inks for inkjet printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Gerard A. Friour, Olivier J. Poncelet, Karsten O. Haupt, Laurence G. Poul
  • Patent number: 7910182
    Abstract: The use of a boric acid, borate or derivate and/or salt thereof in a subbing layer coated onto a non resin-coated support beneath an upper layer comprising a binder and an inorganic particulate material such as fumed silica and an under layer between the upper layer and the subbing layer, which under layer comprises a binder and an inorganic particulate material such as calcium carbonate, increases the gloss of an ink jet receiver formed thereby whilst maintaining good ink absorption, good image density and minimizing puddling and associated coalescence, and where the receiver otherwise suffers from surface-cracking, decreases the propensity to cracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Julie Baker
  • Patent number: 7897218
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an image-recording medium comprising a paper support and, coated on one side of the support, in order: a lower ink-receiving layer, an upper gloss layer and, coated on the opposite side of the support, an inner layer comprising at least 75% by weight of fine inorganic particles and a binder, and an outer layer substantially consisting of a polymeric material. Another aspect of the present invention relates to an inkjet printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Gregory E. Missell, Lawrence P. DeMejo, Terry C. Schultz
  • Patent number: 7847027
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of making core-shell polymer particles, comprising forming a linking-group-containing polymer by derivatizing a hydroxy-group-containing polymer, comprising hydroxy groups on adjacent carbon atoms with a linking agent, that is a compound comprising both an aldehyde moiety and an amine moiety, wherein one or more acetal moieties are formed in the linking-group-containing polymer, each acetal formed by the reaction of the aldehyde moiety in the linking agent with two hydroxy groups in the linking-group-containing polymer, wherein the amine moiety then becomes a linking group pendent from the linking-group-containing polymer, wherein the linking group is capable of reacting with a precursor group in the precursor polymer. Also disclosed are compositions comprising insoluble core-shell particles made by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Ghyzel, Joseph F. Bringley, David J. Giacherio, Lawrence P. DeMejo, Terry C. Schultz, Todd Emrick
  • Patent number: 7846644
    Abstract: An atomic-layer-deposition process for forming a patterned thin film comprising providing a substrate, applying a photopatternable deposition inhibitor material to the substrate, wherein the deposition inhibitor material comprises an organosiloxane compound; and patterning the deposition inhibitor material. The thin film is substantially deposited only in the selected areas of the substrate not having the deposition inhibitor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lyn M. Irving, David H. Levy, Diane C. Freeman, Cheng Yang, Peter J. Cowdery-Corvan
  • Patent number: 7833591
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an ink printing method using an image-recording element, which provides an image having excellent image quality and superior dry time, comprising insoluble cationic core-shell polymeric particles each comprising a core comprising cationic core polymer having at least 10 mole percent of a cationic mordant monomeric unit and a shell comprising hydrophilic shell polymer that is substantially less cationic than the cationic core polymer, wherein the shell is at least 10% by weight of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Ghyzel, Joseph F. Bringley, David J. Giacherio, Lawrence P. DeMejo, Terry C. Schultz
  • Patent number: 7829161
    Abstract: An inkjet recording element comprises a support having thereon at least one ink-receiving layer, including a porous fusible layer comprising fusible polymeric particles and a thermoresponsive polymer that is capable of exhibiting a lower critical solution temperature below 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Allan Wexler, David M. Teegarden
  • Patent number: 7829160
    Abstract: An inkjet recording element comprising an absorbent support, a porous base layer nearest the support and comprising precipitated calcium carbonate, a porous ink-receiving intermediate layer above the base layer and comprising hydrated alumina, and a porous ink-receiving upper layer above the intermediate layer and comprising a mixture of hydrated and fumed alumina. Also disclosed is an advantageous method of making such inkjet recording materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Terry C. Schultz, Lori J. Shaw-Klein, Thomas P. Nicholas, Kenneth J. Ruschak
  • Patent number: 7824030
    Abstract: An inkjet recording element comprising a support extrusion coated with a porous hydrophilic material. The composition comprises a hydrophilic thermoplastic polymer and blends thereof. Also disclosed are methods for making and a method of printing on the inkjet recording element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas M. Laney, Narasimharao Dontula, Kenneth W. Best, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7804087
    Abstract: A thin film transistor comprises a layer of organic semiconductor material comprising a configurationally controlled N,N?-dicycloalkyl-substituted naphthalene-1,4,5,8-bis-carboximide compound having a substituted or unsubstituted alicyclic ring independently attached to each imide nitrogen atom with the proviso that at least one of the two alicyclic rings is necessarily a 4-substituted cyclohexyl ring in which a substituent at the 4-position is the sole substituent on the 4-substituted cyclohexyl ring other than the imide attachment; with such substituent being stereochemically disposed as only one of either an essentially trans or cis position, respectively, to the imide nitrogen substituent. Such transistors can further comprise spaced apart first and second contact means or electrodes in contact with said material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Thomas R. Welter, Jeffrey T. Carey, Manju Rajeswaran, Wendy G. Ahearn
  • Patent number: 7790250
    Abstract: The invention provides an inkjet recording medium, comprising a support and an ink receiving layer supported on the support. The ink receiving layer comprising a porous hydrophilic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Julie Baker, Joanne Hunt
  • Patent number: 7789961
    Abstract: A process for depositing a thin film material on a substrate is disclosed, comprising simultaneously directing a series of gas flows from the output face of a delivery head of a thin film deposition system toward the surface of a substrate, and wherein the series of gas flows comprises at least a first reactive gaseous material, an inert purge gas, and a second reactive gaseous material, wherein the first reactive gaseous material is capable of reacting with a substrate surface treated with the second reactive gaseous material. A system capable of carrying out such a process is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Shelby F. Nelson, David H. Levy, Roger S. Kerr
  • Patent number: 7781076
    Abstract: A thin layer of organic semiconductor material comprising a comprising an organic semiconductor thin film material is disclosed in which the thin film material substantially comprises a heteropyrene compound or derivative. In one embodiment, a thin film transistor comprises a layer of the organic semiconductor material. Further disclosed is a process for fabricating an organic thin-film transistor device, preferably by relative low-temperature sublimation or solution-phase deposition onto a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Thomas R. Welter, Ann L. Carroll-Lee, Wendy G. Ahearn, Douglas R. Robello
  • Patent number: 7745821
    Abstract: A thin film transistor comprises a layer of organic semiconductor material comprising an organic semiconductor material that comprises an aryl dicarboxylic acid diimidazole-based compound. Such transistors can further comprise spaced apart first and second contact means or electrodes in contact with said material. Further disclosed is a process for fabricating ac thin film transistor device, preferably by sublimation or solution-phase deposition onto a substrate, wherein the substrate temperature is no more than 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Shiying Zheng, Deepak Shukla, Diane C. Freeman
  • Patent number: 7718237
    Abstract: An inkjet recording element comprising an absorbent support, a porous base layer nearest the support, a porous ink-receiving intermediate layer above the base layer, and a porous ink-receiving upper layer above the intermediate layer. The base layer and intermediate layers are each present in an amount of at least 25 g/m2 and the total dry weight coverage of the base layer, the intermediate layer, and the upper layer is 60 to 130 g/m2 in order to handle high fluxes of ink compositions during printing and to provide high gloss upon calendering. Also disclosed is an advantageous method of making such inkjet recording materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Terry C. Schultz, Lori J. Shaw-Klein, Thomas P. Nicholas, Kenneth J. Ruschak