Patents Represented by Attorney J. Lanny Tucker
  • Patent number: 8345075
    Abstract: A duplex thermal dye transfer element has a substrate, a non-voided compliant layer and a thermal dye image receiving layer. These imaging elements can be imaged on either or both sides in combination with one or more thermal dye donor elements in a thermal dye transfer process. Imaging can form a dye image or transfer clear films or laminates or metalized layers to either or both sides of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Narasimharao Dontula, Richard S. Paoletti, Steven J. Tomanovich
  • Patent number: 8338514
    Abstract: A melt-processed polyolefin composition or composite includes a polyolefin compounded with a hindered amine light stabilizer, an organodisulfide antioxidant, and silver sulfate as an antimicrobial agent. A process of preparing such a composite includes compounding all of the compounds in various orders as long as the silver sulfate is added after the hindered amine light stabilizer is added to the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas N. Blanton, David W. Sandford, Kevin L. Bishop
  • Patent number: 8329616
    Abstract: An image receiving element has an extruded compliant layer, an extruded image receiving layer, and a topcoat immediately adjacent the extruded image receiving layer. The extruded image receiving layer is non-crosslinked and has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of from about 40° C. to about 80° C. whereas the topcoat is an aqueous-coated layer and has a Tg that is within a range of plus or minus 10° C. of the Tg of the extruded image receiving layer. The dry thickness ratio of the topcoat to the extruded image receiving layer is from 1:2 to 1:20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Debasis Majumdar, Narasimharao Dontula, Kevin M. Ryan, Somsack Chang
  • Patent number: 8329383
    Abstract: A negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor have an outermost imageable layer that includes an oxygen scavenger and shelf-life stabilizer that is represented by either Structure (I) or Structure (II) below: HOOC—Ar—N(R1)(R2)??(I) HOOC—R5—N(R6)(R7)??(II) wherein Ar is a phenylene or naphthylene group, R1 and R2 are independently alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, phenyl, phenoxy, —R5OH, —CH2—C(?O)—R3, or —CH2—C(?O)O—R4 groups, R3 is hydrogen or an alkyl or phenyl group, R4 is an alkyl or phenyl group, R5 is an alkylene group, R6 and R7 are independently hydrogen or an alkyl, —R5OH, —R5C(?O)—R8, or —R5C(?O)OR9 group, R8 is hydrogen or an alkyl group, and R9 is an alkyl group, provided that the oxygen scavenger has no more than one carboxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Livia T. Memetea, Jianbing Huang
  • Patent number: 8329761
    Abstract: An stable oil-in-oil emulsion is disclosed containing a first oil phase dispersed as droplets in a continuous second oil phase, which droplets have a number median diameter of 10 nm to 1000 nm, wherein the first oil phase is substantially immiscible in the second oil phase and wherein the first oil phase comprises a liquid organic phosphate compound. In one preferred embodiment, the first oil phase comprises colorants, polymers, and/or other additives, depending on the particular use of the emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Tamara K. Jones, Mary C. Brick
  • Patent number: 8329382
    Abstract: Imageable elements can be imaged and then processed using a solution containing core-shell particles that are designed to complex with non-coalesced particles in the non-exposed regions of imaged element. A separate development step is not needed, but the non-coalesced particles and complexed core-shell particles can be removed from the resulting printing plate before using the resulting lithographic printing plate for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mathias Jarek, Domenico Balbinot
  • Patent number: 8324008
    Abstract: A method of patterning a mesoporous nano particulate layer on a conductive substrate comprises the steps of depositing a pattern on the conductive substrate, depositing a layer of titanium dioxide by atomic layer deposition on the substrate, removing the underlying pattern with a solvent to leave discrete areas of titanium dioxide, depositing a mesoporous nano particulate layer over the whole substrate, and depositing a second layer of titanium dioxide by atomic layer deposition above the mesoporous nano particulate layer whereby the areas of mesoporous nano particulate layer and second titanium dioxide layer over the areas where the first layer of titanium dioxide was removed with the solvent fall off, leaving the patterned mesoporous nano particulate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Julie Baker
  • Patent number: 8323392
    Abstract: In a composition comprising an oil-in-oil emulsion containing a first oil phase dispersed as liquid droplets in a continuous second oil phase, which liquid droplets have a number median diameter of about 1 ?m to 10 ?m, the liquid droplets are substantially covered with a layer of relatively smaller hydrophobically surfaced solid particles as a result of controlling the size and size distribution of the liquid droplets. The first oil phase optionally further comprises colorant and/or polymer. Also disclosed is a method for making such oil-in-oil emulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Tamara K. Jones, Mridula Nair
  • Patent number: 8323874
    Abstract: A multi-layer, positive-working lithographic printing plate precursor can be imaged with infrared radiation and processed in a single step using a single processing solution that has a pH greater than 6 and up to about 11. This single processing solution both develops the imaged precursor and provides a protective coating that need not be rinsed off before lithographic printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kevin B. Ray, Anthony P. Kitson
  • Patent number: 8318271
    Abstract: A heat transferable material includes a heat transferable polymeric binder and a light stabilizer that is an N-oxyl radical derived from a hindered amine, the N-oxyl radical having the following formula, wherein R1, R2, R5, and R6 are each independently selected from a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, and R3 and R4 are each independently selected from H, OH, OR, COOH, or COOR, wherein R is a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl or alkene, and having a molecular weight of 600 or less, is described. The heat transferable material can be in one or more sections or patches on a thermal donor element to provide a protective overcoat material. Optionally, a patch in the donor element can also include a dye. The heat transferable material provides better image stability and improved iridescence when applied to a thermal, inkjet, electophotographic, or silver halide receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: William B. Vreeland
  • Patent number: 8318405
    Abstract: Negative-working imageable element can be used to provide lithographic printing plates. The imageable element has a suitable radiation-sensitive imageable layer and a water-soluble overcoat disposed on the imageable layer. This overcoat comprises at least one poly(vinyl alcohol) having a saponification degree of at least 90%, an alkoxylation product of an alkanol, and either a 2-sulfonato succinic acid dialkylester or an alkoxylation product of a 1,4-butanediol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Christopher D. Simpson, Harald Baumann, Udo Dwars, Bernd Strehmel
  • Patent number: 8318249
    Abstract: A chemical vapor deposition method such as an atomic-layer-deposition method for forming a patterned thin film includes applying a deposition inhibitor material to a substrate. The deposition inhibitor material is a hydrophilic poly(vinyl alcohol) having a degree of hydrolysis of less than 95%. The deposition inhibitor material is patterned simultaneously or subsequently to its application to the substrate, to provide selected areas of the substrate effectively not having the deposition inhibitor material. A thin film is substantially deposited only in the selected areas of the substrate not having the deposition inhibitor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: David H. Levy
  • Patent number: 8313887
    Abstract: Flexographic printing plates and other relief images can be formed from a laser-ablatable element having a laser-ablatable layer that is from about 300 to about 4,000 ?m thickness. The laser-ablatable layer includes a film-forming material that is a laser-laser-ablatable material or the film-forming material has dispersed therein a laser-ablatable material. The laser-ablatable material is a polymeric material that when heated to 300° C. at a rate of 10° C./minute, loses at least 60% of its mass to form at least one predominant low molecular weight product. The laser-ablatable material also comprises at least 0.01 weight % of a depolymerization catalyst that is a Lewis acid or organometallic based catalyst. The element can be imaged by ablation at an energy of at least 1 J/cm2 to provide a relief image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael T. Regan, David B. Bailey, Christine J. Landry-Coltrain
  • Patent number: 8314265
    Abstract: Novel amic acids and amic esters can be thermally converted into corresponding arylene diimides. These amic acids and amic ester can be used as precursors to prepare semiconducting thin films that can be used in various articles including thin-film transistor devices that can be incorporated into a variety of electronic devices. In this manner, the arylene diimides need not be coated out of solvent in which they may be insoluble, but they can be generated in situ from a solvent-soluble, easily coated amic acid or amic ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Dianne M. Meyer, Wendy G. Ahearn
  • Patent number: 8309394
    Abstract: An organic semiconducting composition consists essentially of an N,N-dicycloalkyl-substituted naphthalene diimide and a polymer additive comprising an insulating or semiconducting polymer having a permittivity at 1000 Hz of at least 1.5 and up to and including 5. This composition can be used to provide a semiconducting layer in a thin-film transistor that can be incorporated into a variety of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Dianne M. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8304044
    Abstract: A heat transferable dye donor element includes a heat transferable dye and an N-oxyl radical light stabilizer that is derived from a hindered amine. The N-oxyl radical has the following formula, wherein R1, R2, R5, and R6 are each independently selected from a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, and R3 and R4 are each independently selected from H, OH, OR, COOH, or COOR, wherein R is a straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl or alkene, and has a molecular weight of 600 or less. The dye donor element includes a heat transferable material that can be in one or more sections or patches including heat transferable dye patches. The heat transferable material provides better dye image stability when applied to a thermal receiver element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: William B. Vreeland
  • Patent number: 8304370
    Abstract: An image receiver element includes a water-soluble or water-dispersible polyurethane binder in the image receiving layer. This polyurethane has a Tg of from about 60 to about 80° C., a molecular weight of at least 25,000, and an acid number of from about 16 to about 35 mg KOH/g. Moreover, the polyurethane comprises from about 42 to about 60 weight % of recurring urethane units, from about 8 to about 20 weight % of alkylene glycol recurring units, from about 18 to about 40 weight % of carbonate recurring units having aliphatic side chains, and from about 3 to about 15 weight % of recurring units having a water-soluble or water-dispersible acid group, based on total binder weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Teh-Ming Kung, Catherine A. Falkner, Yongcai Wang, Debasis Majumdar
  • Patent number: 8304170
    Abstract: Negative-working imageable elements can be imaged and processed to provide lithographic printing plates, especially with sulfuric acid-anodized aluminum substrates. These elements have an imageable outermost layer that contains two different polymeric binders, a primary polymeric binder is optionally present a discrete particles, and a secondary polymeric binder comprising a poly(vinyl acetate) that has a degree of hydrolysis of less than 60 mol %. These imageable elements can be designed for either off-press or on-press development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ting Tao, Eric E. Clark
  • Patent number: 8298750
    Abstract: Positive-working imageable elements having improved sensitivity, high resolution, and solvent resistance are prepared using a water-insoluble polymeric binder comprising vinyl acetal recurring units that have pendant hydroxyaryl groups, and recurring units comprising carboxylic acid aryl ester groups that are substituted with a cyclic imide group. These imageable elements can be imaged and developed to provide various types of elements including lithographic printing plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Moshe Levanon, Georgy Bylina, Vladimir Kampel, Marina Rubin, Larisa Postel, Tanya Kurtser, Moshe Nakash
  • Patent number: 8283107
    Abstract: An imageable element can be imaged using non-ablative processes. This element has a non-silicone, non-crosslinked layer contiguous to and under an ink-repelling crosslinked silicone rubber layer. These elements can be used for providing lithographic printing plates useful for waterless printing (no fountain solution). Processing after imaging is relatively simple with either water or an aqueous solution consisting essentially of a surfactant or mechanical means to remove the crosslinked silicone rubber layer and a minor portion of the non-silicone, non-crosslinked layer in the imaged regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ophira Melamed, Jianbing Huang, Efrat Konstantini