Patents Examined by Jack P. Brammer
  • Patent number: 5298192
    Abstract: Disclosed is a subbing composition for polyesters, comprising a dye, a hydrophilic colloid, and a latex, wherein said dye is dispersed in the form of fine solid grains which are substantially insoluble in water at a pH of 6 or less, and are substantially soluble in water at a pH of 8 or more, and said latex has a glass transition temperature of 35.degree. C. or lower, and a method for coating thereof. In addition, a subbing layer-coated article is disclosed wherein said subbing composition is coated on a polyester base. Finally, a silver halide photographic material is disclosed wherein a photographic emulsion layer is coated on said subbing layer-coated article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Hattori, Nobuyuki Sugiyama, Akira Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 5296344
    Abstract: There is disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material containing a dye which colors a specific layer in the light-sensitive material and furthermore is quickly decolored and/or eluted during a development processing. The light-sensitive material contains at least one compound represented by the following formula (1), (2) or (3): ##STR1## wherein R.sup.11 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, --COOR.sup.16, or --CONR.sup.16 R.sup.17 ; R.sup.12, R.sup.13 and R.sup.14 each represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, and an aryl group; R.sup.15 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or an amino group; R.sup.13 and R.sup.14 may be combined to form a 6-membered ring; and R.sup.16 and R.sup.17 each represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, and an aryl group; provided that the compound represented by formula (1) does not have a carboxy group or a salt thereof as a substituent; ##STR2## wherein R.sup.1 represents an alkyl group or an aryl group; R.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Jimbo, Toshiyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 5294473
    Abstract: A photographic polyester support is disclosed which hardly curls when heat-treated at a temperature of from 50.degree. C. to the glass transition temperature thereof in the form of a bulk roll, its thickness pattern satisfying the conditions of (1) Max-Min in the whole widthwise direction (TD R value): 8 .mu.m or less, (2) Max-Min of 5 m length in the lengthwise direction (MD R value): 10 .mu.m or less, (3) the difference in thickness between the adjacent hill and hollow (MD fluctuation): 8 .mu.m or less, and (4) the maximum value of hills above a base line of the average thickness of both ends (TD base line value): 5 .mu.m or less. The surface flatness of the heat-treated support is good. When the support is coated with photographic emulsions, the surface of the coated photographic material is even.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumio Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 5292622
    Abstract: A process for preparing images on a tonable, light-sensitive layer using a transfer layer containing at least 20 percent by weight of a toner and a polymer with a maximum tensile strength of at least 2 N/mm.sup.2 as a binder. The pigmented transfer layers can be used in color proofing processes requiring high resolution, reproducible color density and low dot gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Bernhard Metzger, Helmut H. Frohlich
  • Patent number: 5292628
    Abstract: The adhesion of photographic layers to a film base thateither has, on one or both sides, a surface consisting of a polyolefin layer that has been treated with a corona discharge,or consists of a polyester film provided with a (first) substrate layeris improved by an adhesive layer that is applied in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion consisting of50 to 60 wt % of oil-formers and40 to 50 wt % of a solid consisting of50 to 80 wt % gelatin and20 to 50 wt % colloidal SiO.sub.2together with the following layers to the surface of the film base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: AGFA Gevaert AG
    Inventors: Fritz Nittel, Heinz-Gunther Auweiler, Manfred Peters, Hartmut Randolph
  • Patent number: 5290672
    Abstract: Resin coated photographic base paper having improved stiffness is made by co-extruding a face side resin coating having a first layer of pigmented LDPE and over it a thin layer of a stiff polymer, especially polycarbonate. An intermediate layer of a strongly adhesive polymer may be included to enhance bonding between the first and second layers. The base paper may also have a co-extruded wire side resin coating with a stiff polymer second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: The Wiggins Teape Group Limited
    Inventor: Paul Dunk
  • Patent number: 5288715
    Abstract: A cellulose ester film which can be melt cast is manufactured by esterfying cellulose to form a cellulose acetate or cellulose acetate propionate having degrees of substitution of DSac=1.9 to 2.6, DSpr=0 to 0.9 and DS.sub.OH =0 to 0.55 and melt compounding the resulting polymer with a non-volatile phosphoric acid ester. A film is formed by melt extruding the compounded polymer onto a cooling surface to form a solid film. The film is then biaxially oriented at 130.degree. to 200.degree. C. and a stretch ratio of 1.25x to 2.5x in both directions. The resulting product is a film of excellent properties such as surface smoothness, light transmission, low haze, low color, high elastic modulus and curl relaxation after aqueous processing. The melt cast film is useful as a photographic roll film to replace solvent cast cellulose triacetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Julie S. Machell, I. Daniel Sand
  • Patent number: 5288601
    Abstract: The invention contemplates a light-sensitive silver halide photographic element having at least one silver halide containing emulsion layer on a film base, the film base being a coextruded laminate having a first layer and a second layer, the first layer being a polyester of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid or a dialkyl ester thereof and an alkylene glycol adjacent to the emulsion layer, the second layer being a polyester having a humidity expansion coefficient greater than 5.times.10.sup.-5 ##EQU1## (RH is relative humidity) and a Young's modulus at 50% relative humidity greater than 300 kPSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jehuda Greener, James M. Pearson
  • Patent number: 5288600
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material having at least one hydrophilic colloid layer containing a dispersion obtained by emulsifying and dispersing a mixed solution containing at least one oil-soluble dye and at least one water-insoluble, organic solvent-soluble polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Yamanouchi, Yoshihiro Jimbo, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Koji Tamoto, Yukio Karino, Kei Sakanoue
  • Patent number: 5288602
    Abstract: A photographic recording material which contains a support and thereupon at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer together with a protective layer containing gelatine over the light-sensitive layer and optionally a layer on the reverse side containing gelatine, and the protective layer containing gelatine and/or the reverse side layer containing gelatine contains a silicone oil of the formula I ##STR1## in which R.sub.1 means hydroxy, alkoxy, cycloalkoxy, aryloxy,R.sub.2 means a residue of the formula ##STR2## or R.sub.1 R.sub.3, R.sub.4 means alkyl, aryl, cycloalkyl,R.sub.5, R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Geiger, Hans-Horst Steinbach
  • Patent number: 5286611
    Abstract: Photocurable and solvent-developable compositions based on photopolymerizable (meth)acrylates, a photoinitiator for (meth)acrylates, an organic polymeric binder which comprises free carboxyl groups and has an acid number of at least 60, a blocked polyisocyanate crosslinking agent which has a cleavage temperature of at least 100.degree. C., and an inert solvent in an amount such that the photocurable composition is pourable, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: Ciba-Geigy Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Meier, Robert J. Lunn, Christoph Kroehnke, Giuliano Eugster
  • Patent number: 5286619
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material excellent in antistatic property and evelopment uniformity is provided, comprising a support having on one side thereof hydrophilic colloidal layers including a silver halide emulsion layer, which is exposed and processed with an automatic processing machine, wherein at least one of the hydrophilic layers contains a water-soluble polymer represented by formula [I] or a water-soluble polymer having a repeating unit represented by formula [II], and a nonionic surfactant represented by formula [IIIa], [IIIb] or [IIIc].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuaki Tsuji
  • Patent number: 5286618
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for providing an antistatic layer containing a water-soluble conductive polymer and a curing agent on a plastic film by coating, which comprises coating an aqueous processing solution containing the water-soluble conductive polymer and the curing agent on the plastic film to have a pH of the surface of the antistatic layer after drying the plastic layer of 8.5 or less and 2.5 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Noriki Tachibana, Yoichi Saito, Kiyokazu Morita
  • Patent number: 5284735
    Abstract: A photopolymerizable composition having high sensitivity and broad development latitude comprises a radical-polymerizable compound having two or more ethylenically unsaturated double bonds in the molecule, a photoinitiator, an organic high-molecular compound, and a substituted ethylene compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Okamoto Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 5284741
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antistatic layer for a plastic film comprising a reaction product of a polystyrenesulfonic acid type water-soluble conductive polymer, amide group-containing hydrophobic polymer particles and a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Noriki Tachibana, Yoichi Saito
  • Patent number: 5284714
    Abstract: A base for a photographic element is provided which comprises a support having disposed thereon a vanadium pentoxide antistatic layer and an overlying barrier layer of a heat-thickening polyacrylamide polymer having hydrophilic functionality, and a method for preparing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Charles C. Anderson, Wayne A. Bowman, Billy R. Dotson
  • Patent number: 5283160
    Abstract: A photopolymerisable composition comprising a polymerisable olefinically unsaturated compound and a photoinitiator composition(a) a photoinitiator comprising an anthraquinone compound having in the 2-position a substituent of the formula:--X COR.sup.1wherein R.sup.1 represents an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl radical and X represents ##STR1## wherein R.sup.2 represents hydrogen or an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl radical, and(b) a hydrogen donor capable of reducing the photoinitiator when the latter is in an excited state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: Zeneca Limited
    Inventors: N. S. Allen, R. T. Cook, C. H. McLean, I. A. Weddell
  • Patent number: 5283165
    Abstract: Pyrrolinone dyes, and photographic materials containing them, which dyes have the formula: ##STR1## wherein; E.sup.1 represents an electron withdrawing group;R.sup.1 represents an aryl group of 6 to 14 carbon atoms or an alkyl group of from 1 to 12 carbon atoms;R.sup.2 represents an alkyl or alkylthio group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or an alkenyl group of 2 to 20 carbon atoms, or an aryl, aralkyl, heterocyclic or cycloalkyl group any of which have 5 to 14 carbon atoms, or R2 represents a hydroxy, cyano, chloro, nitro or hydrogen;M.sup.+ is a cation;each L represents a methine group;m is 0, 1, 2, or 3; and D is a moiety in conjugation with the oxygen of the pyrollinone ring.The dyes are particularly useful as solid particle filter dye dispersions in photographic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Donald R. Diehl, Margaret J. Helber, Louis J. Rossi
  • Patent number: 5281513
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material is disclosed, comprising a support having on one side thereof (1) at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and (2) at least one light-insensitive hydrophilic colloid layer containing a dye dispersed in the form of fine solid particles in which the light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer is located between the support and the light-insensitive layer; and having on the other side thereof at least one light-insensitive backing layer, wherein the backing layer has a absorbance at 320 to 400 nm of 0.50 to 0.90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Goto, Nobuaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 5281514
    Abstract: Photographic element having high dimensional stability comprising a hydrophobic polyester film support, a barrier layer retarding diffusion of water in liquid or vapor phase into the hydrophobic polyester film support, and at least one hydrophilic image-precursor layer, said barrier layer being a vapor-deposited glass layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert, N.V.
    Inventors: Guido Desie, Eric Verschueren