Patents Examined by Lee C. Wright
  • Patent number: 5681689
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic material comprising at least one light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a yellow dye forming coupler having formula (I) or (II): ##STR1## wherein R represents an aromatic or heterocyclic group containing a group ionizable at pH 10 that is in conjugation with the double bond between the carbons to which A and X are respectively bonded through a .pi.-electron network;A is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a cyano group, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, and an arylsulfonyl group;B is an alkyl group or an aryl group; andX represents hydrogen or a group capable of being split off upon coupling with oxidized color developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Philip T. S. Lau, Stanley Wray Cowan
  • Patent number: 5681691
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element comprising a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a dye-forming coupler having formula I: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, and heterocyclic groups;R.sub.2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, and heterocyclic groups;W is C(O) or S(O).sub.2 ;R.sub.3 is selected from the group consisting of alkyl and aryl groups having a calculated logP of at least 9;Y is a substituent; andX is H or a coupling-off group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Judith A. Bose, Louis E. Friedrich, David Hoke, Joan C. Potenza, Robert F. Romanet, Stephen P. Singer, Ronald R. Valente
  • Patent number: 5679506
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light sensitive material is disclosed, comprising a support having thereon a silver halide emulsion layer containing silver halide grains, wherein said silver halide emulsion layer contains a cyan dye forming coupler represented by the following formula (1) or (2), ##STR1##
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Ikesu, Rudchenko F. Vladimir, Mitsuhiro Fukuda, Yutaka Kaneko
  • Patent number: 5677114
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith an open chain .alpha.-carbonyl acetanilide yellow dye-forming coupler having the formula: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, heterocyclic, and amino groups, provided that R.sub.1 may form a ring bonded to another carbon atom which is a member of Ring "A";each R.sub.2 is independently selected from the group consisting of those substituents having a Hammett's sigma value of 0 or less, and m is from 0 to 4;each R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 for each of the n carbon atoms is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkoxy, aryl, heterocyclic, aryloxy, and alkyl groups, and n is 0 to 16;each R.sub.5 is independently selected from the group consisting of amino, alkyl groups, and groups linked to the "B" ring by oxygen or sulfur, and p is 1 to 3, provided that two R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Barbara Boland Lussier, John DiCillo
  • Patent number: 5677119
    Abstract: This invention provides a silver halide photographic element comprising a silver halide emulsion in reactive association with a dithiolone 1-oxide compound represented by the following formula: ##STR1## wherein b is C(O), C(S), C(Se), CH.sub.2 or (CH.sub.2).sub.2, and R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are independently H, or aliphatic, aromatic or heterocyclic groups, alkoxy groups, hydroxy groups, halogen atoms, aryloxy groups, alkylthio groups, arylthio groups, acyl groups, sulfonyl groups, acyloxy groups, carboxyl groups, cyano groups, sulfo groups, or amino groups, or R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 together represent the atoms necessary to form a five or six-membered ring or a multiple ring system. It further provides a method of making a silver halide emulsion containing a dithiolone 1-oxide compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Roger Lok
  • Patent number: 5677118
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element comprising a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a 5-pyrazolone photographic coupler represented by the formula (I): ##STR1## wherein a) substituents G.sup.1, G.sup.2 and G.sup.3 are individually selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, acylamino, alkylthio, arylthio, sulfonamido, sulfamoyl, sulfamido, carbamoyl, diacylamino, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, alkoxysulfonyl, aryloxysulfonyl, alkylsulfonyl, alkylsulfoxyl, arylsulfoxyl, arylsulfonyl, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, alkylureido, arylureido, acyloxy, nitro, cyano, and carboxy groups;b) a and b are individually integers from 0 to 5, provided that the sum of the sigma values for G.sup.1 and G.sup.2 is at least 1.3; and c is an integer from 0 to 4;c) Z is a group of the formula (II): ##STR2## wherein R.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul Patrick Spara, Sundaram Krishnamurthy, Stanley Wray Cowan, Ruthann M. McGarry
  • Patent number: 5674666
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element which comprises a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a cyan dye-forming coupler having the formula: ##STR1## wherein: R.sub.1 represents an alkyl or aryl group;R.sub.2 represents an alkyl group of 2 to 4 carbon atoms;Ar represents an aryl group; andZ represents a hydrogen atom or a group capable of being split off by reaction of the coupler with an oxidized color developing agent.Such elements provide an improved cyan dye hue upon development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Philip T. Lau, Louis J. Rossi, Stanley W. Cowan
  • Patent number: 5674674
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photographic element comprising a silver halide emulsion wherein at least one layer contains a silver chloroiodide emulsion containing at least 95 mole percent chloride and contains a sensitizing dye of the following general formula (I): ##STR1## wherein: Z1 represents a halogen, a cyano group, an amide substituted aromatic group, or a heteroaromatic group that is directly appended to the benzene ring shown or an aromatic group that is attached through an amide linking group andZ2 represents a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group, cyano group, a substituted or unsubstituted amide group, a substituted or unsubstituted carbamoyl group, halogen, an amide substituted aromatic group, or a heteroaromatic group that is directly appended to the benzene ring shown or an aromatic group that is attached through an amide linking group andW1 is one or more ions as needed to balance the charge on the molecule andR1 and R2 are, independently, substitu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: James Lawrence Edwards, Benjamin Teh-Kung Chen, Richard Lee Parton
  • Patent number: 5674667
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photographic element comprising a silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a dye-forming coupler of formula (I): ##STR1## wherein X is H or a coupling-off group, R and R.sup.1 are independently selected from H and substituent groups; Y and Z are independently selected from H and alkyl, aryl or heteroaryl groups; provided that Y and Z taken together with the nitrogen atom may form a 5-10 membered heterocyclic ring group which may contain one or more further heteroatoms selected from N, O and S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Bernard Arthur Clark, Hamish McNab, Craig Cameron Sommerville
  • Patent number: 5670301
    Abstract: A photographic element comprising a support having situated thereon at least one silver halide emulsion layer, the layer containing a photographic coupler represented by the formula ##STR1## wherein COUP is a coupler moiety having a coupling site to which T.sup.1 is attached;T.sup.1 is a timing or linking group which releases from COUP during processing and which functions by electron transfer down a conjugated chain, or by nucleophilic displacement reaction, to release from HETERO;HETERO is a heterocyclic group containing at least two heteroatoms independently selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, wherein one of the heteroatoms is directly attached to T.sup.1 ;R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are independently selected from hydrogen, or an aliphatic, carbocyclic, or heterocyclic group, or may be bonded together to form a 5, 6, or 7 membered ring; andPUG is a photographically useful group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: William James Begley, Teh Hsuan Chen, Frank Dino Coms, Donald Singleton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5670302
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a magenta coupler represented by formula (I): ##STR1## wherein: R.sub.1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;R.sub.2 represents an alkyl group;Ar represents a phenyl or naphthyl group;X represents a substituent and "n" represents an integer of from 1 to 5; andZ represents a hydrogen atom or a group which can be split off by the reaction of the coupler with an oxidized color developing agent.The described naphtholic coupler provides a magenta dye image rather than the cyan dye image common to naphtholic couplers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Philip T. S. Lau, Louis Joseph Rossi, Stanley Wray Cowan
  • Patent number: 5670306
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element comprising a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a 1-aryl-2-pyrazolin-5-one coupler bearing a 4-aryloxy coupling-off group containing a group capable of releasing a photographically useful group (PUG) wherein:(1) the 1-aryl-2-pyrazolin-5-one ring contains a 3-cyano substituent or a substituent linked to the 3-position by an acyl group, thio group, sulfoxide group, sulfone group, or a tetrahedral carbon atom which tetrahedral carbon atom has bonded thereto three other atoms or substituent groups for which the sum of the .sigma.* values is at least 1.5; and(2) the 4-aryloxy coupling-off group:(a) contains ring substituents selected so that the sum of the Hammett's sigma constants for all substituents on the aryloxy ring is at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jerrold Neal Poslusny, Lawrence G. Anderson, Jared Ben Mooberry, Wojciech Kazimierz Slusarek, Zheng Zi Wu
  • Patent number: 5670307
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic element comprising a silver halide emulsion which is greater than 50 mole % silver chloride, said emulsion being in reactive association with a dioxide compound represented by the following formula: ##STR1## wherein b is C(O), C(S), C(Se), CH.sub.2 or (CH.sub.2).sub.2 ; and R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are independently H, or aliphatic, aromatic or heterocyclic groups, or R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 together represent the atoms necessary to form a five or six-membered ring or a multiple ring system; and a sulfinate compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Roger Lok
  • Patent number: 5667956
    Abstract: The grain/sensitivity ratio of a photographic silver halide material may be improved by adding a compound of the formula I to one of its layers. The material moreover exhibits a low increase in fog on storage. ##STR1## in which: Y.sub.1, Y.sub.2, Y.sub.3 each mean one of the following residues ##STR2## R.sub.1 to R.sub.34 mean H, alkyl or aryl; two residues (R.sub.1 to R.sub.34) located on the same N atom may complete a 5-, 6- or greater-membered ring containing at least one N atom and optionally further heteroatoms; two residues (R.sub.1 to R.sub.34) located on adjacent N atoms may complete a ring involving both N atoms and at least one P atom;X.sup.- means an anion required to balance the charge, for example Cl.sup.-, Br.sup.- or tosylate (TosO.sup.-).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Agfa
    Inventors: Michael Missfeldt, Johannes Willsau, Ralf Buscher, Peter Bell, Hans-Ulrich Borst
  • Patent number: 5667951
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material is disclosed which comprises a support having provided thereon at least one photographic layer containing: (i) at least one yellow dye-forming coupler represented by formula (I); and (ii) a compound represented by formula (IV), or an oligomer or polymer comprising a moiety of the compound represented by formula (IV): ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 each independently represents an aliphatic oxy group, an aliphatic group, an aryloxy group, an aryl group, an aliphatic amino group, or an anilino group; R.sub.3 represents a hydrogen atom, an aliphatic group, or an aryl group; and Q represents a dye-forming coupler residue capable of forming a yellow dye by undergoing a coupling reaction with an oxidation product of a developing agent;R.sub.31 CON(R.sub.32)R.sub.33 (IV)wherein R.sub.31, R.sub.32, and R.sub.33 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, an aliphatic group, or an aryl group; provided that the sum of the carbon atom numbers of R.sub.31, R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroo Takizawa, Takeshi Nakamine, Yasuhiro Yoshioka, Masakazu Morigaki
  • Patent number: 5667946
    Abstract: The invention provides a light sensitive photographic silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a magenta coupler having formula I: ##STR1## wherein: R represents a ballasted monosubstituted amino group which enables the coupler to form, upon development with 4-amino-3-methyl-N-ethyl-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)aniline sulfate developing agent, a magenta dye having a wavelength of maximum absorbance of 545 nm or greater; andX represents hydrogen or a coupling-off group. The resulting dye has an improved spectral absorption curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jane Sarah Boff, Bernard Arthur Clark, Paul Louis Stanley, Christina Mary Watts, Stephen Paul Singer
  • Patent number: 5667952
    Abstract: Novel bicyclic pyrazolo couplers containing a ballast group of formula (I): ##STR1## are useful in photographic materials and processes. The couplers exhibit increased coupling activity, and provide formation of dyes having improved maximum magenta image dye density, contrast, and development speed when employed in color photographic materials and processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ping Wah Tang, Stanley W. Cowan
  • Patent number: 5665532
    Abstract: A black & white paper with variable gradation containing a silver chloride-bromide emulsion, which is divided into at least three portions, one of which is sensitised with a blue sensitiser and two further portions are sensitised both with differing quantities of blue sensitiser and with differing quantities of a green sensitiser, wherein the blue sensitiser is of the formula (I) and the green sensitiser is of the formula (II) ##STR1## in which R.sub.1 to R.sub.8, X.sup.(-) and m have the meaning stated in the specification, is distinguished by an extended gradation range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert AG
    Inventors: Manfred Peters, Thomas Kaluschke, Hans Ohlschlager, Bruno Mucke
  • Patent number: 5665528
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material comprises at least one silver halide emulsion layer and at least one non-light-sensitive hydrophilic colloidal layer provided on a support. The silver halide emulsion layer or the hydrophilic colloidal layer contains a new dye represented by the formula (I): ##STR1## in which L is a single bond, a divalent aliphatic group, a divalent aromatic group or a combination thereof; A is an acidic nucleus; each of R.sup.1, R.sup.3, R.sup.4, R.sup.5 and R.sup.6 independently is hydrogen or a substituent group; R.sup.2 is a substituent group; m is an integer of 0 to 4; n is 0 or 1; and X is an electron attractive group having a Hammett's substituent constant (.sigma..sub.m) of 0.3 to 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Wariishi, Keisuke Matsumoto, Keiichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5663040
    Abstract: Silver halide photographic element comprising a support and at least one silver halide emulsion layer having therein a 2-equivalent 5-pyrazolone magenta coupler represented by the formula: ##STR1## wherein a represents an integer from 0 to 3,b represents an integer from 0 to 2,R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are each individually hydrogen, alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, aryl, aryloxy, acylamino, sulfonamido, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, arylsulfonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, alkoxycarbonyl, alkoxysulfonyl, aryloxysulfonyl, alkylureido, arylureido, nitro, cyano, hydroxyl or carboxy group,R.sub.3 is halogen atom, alkyl or aryl group,X is a direct link or a linking group,Ball is a ballasting group which renders a group to which is attached non-diffusible in photographic coatings, andthe sum of the sigma values of R.sub.1, R.sub.3 and X-Ball is less than 1.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignee: Imation Corp
    Inventors: Massimo Bertoldi, Enzo Coraluppi, Anna Marie Canuti, Ferdinando Orengo