Patents by Inventor Albert J. Mura

Albert J. Mura has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7108963
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises a silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a dye forming coupler and a combination of a carbonamide compound, a phenolic compound, and an electron-rich compound. Such a combination provides improved dye stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Albert J. Mura, Jr., Gary M. Russo, Shari L. Eiff, Brian Thomas
  • Patent number: 7090969
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises a silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a dye forming coupler and a compound of the following Formula I1: wherein L is a linking moiety; X is a heteroatom group selected from O, S, or NR? where R? is H or a substituent; w is 0 or 1; R is hydrogen or a substituent group; n is an integer from 0 to 5; and ST represents a stabilizer selected from the group consisting of: A. a thiomorpholine dioxide; B. a dialkoxy aromatic group linked through a phenolic oxygen; C. a dialkoxy aromatic group linked through the aromatic ring; D. a sulfonamido group; E. a hydroxyphenyl benzotriazole group; and F. a phenolic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Albert J. Mura, Shari L. Eiff, Gary M. Russo
  • Patent number: 6900007
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith (a) a 1H-pyrazolo[1,5-b][1,2,4]triazole dye-forming coupler; (b) a sulfonamide compound free of aromatic substituents directly linked to the sulfonamide nitrogen or sulfur atoms and (c) a dialkoxy substituted aromatic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Albert J. Mura, Jr., Gary M. Russo, Shari L. Eiff
  • Patent number: 6846620
    Abstract: Photographic elements are disclosed comprising a silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a dye forming coupler and a compound of the following Formula I: R1R2N—C(O)—(R)p—C(O)—NR3R4 wherein R represents a hydrocarbon linking group; p=0 or 1; and each of R1, R2, R3 and R4 independently represents an aromatic, cyclic, linear or branched chain hydrocarbon group, or R1 and R2 or R3 and R4 combine together to form a ring with the associated nitrogen atom to which they are attached; with the proviso (i) at least one of R1, R2, R3 and R4 comprises an aromatic, cyclic, secondary alkyl, or otherwise or branched hydrocarbon group, or (ii) at least R1 and R2 or R3 and R4 combine together to form a ring with the associated nitrogen atom. Photographic elements of the present invention upon exposure and photographic processing exhibit good activity and yield dye images that have unexpected and substantial improvements in the stability of the formed image dyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventors: Albert J. Mura, Jr., Gary M. Russo, J. Ramon Vargas, Shari L. Eiff
  • Patent number: 6348306
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic element comprising a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith (a) a pyrazolotriazole dye-forming coupler; (b) a cyclic aminosulfone first stabilizer; and (c) a sulfonamide compound co-stabilizer free of aromatic substituents and having a melting point of less than 150° C. The image dye formed by the coupler exhibits improved dye light stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Albert J. Mura, Jr., Shari L. Eiff, Gary M. Russo
  • Patent number: 6190851
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic element complising a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a cyan dye forming coupler having Formula (I): wherein R1 and R3 independently represent hydrogen or an alkyl group; R2 represents a carbocyclic or heterocyclic aromatic group; n represents 1, 2, or 3; each X is an independently selected substituent where at least one X located at a position of the phenyl ring meta or para to the sulfonyl group and is either an alkoxy group having a branched carbon or an aiyloxy group; and Z represents hydrogen or a group that can be split off by the reaction of the coupler with an oxidized color-developing compound; provided that the substituents of the compound of formula (I) are selected so that the compound has a melting point of 160° C. or less. The element provides improved phase stability during manufacturing while exhibiting satisfactory hue and dye light stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John W. Harder, James S. Honan, Albert J. Mura
  • Patent number: 6190852
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic element comprising a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a cyan dye-forming coupler represented by Formula (I): wherein: each R1 and R3 is an independently selected substituent, m is 0 to 5, and p is 0 to 2; X is hydrogen or a coupling-off group; W and W2 represent the atoms necessary to complete rings; and R2 is an alkyl or aryl group. The element provides desirable hue properties and ease of synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Albert J. Mura, Raymond P. Scaringe, John W. Harder
  • Patent number: 6140031
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide photographic element comprising a support bearing a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a cyclic azole dye forming coupler associated with a stabilizer having the following Formula S: ##STR1## wherein: R.sub.1 represents an alkyl or cycloalkyl group, an alkenyl group or an aryl group;R.sub.2 and R.sub.3 each represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent;L represents a covalent bond or a divalent linking group;X represents O, S, SO, SO.sub.2, or NR.sub.4, or --O--X.sub.2 --O--;R.sub.4 represents H, alkyl, --CH.sub.2 CH(OH)CH.sub.2 OR.sub.5, or --COR.sub.6 ;R.sub.5 and R.sub.6 represent alkyl groups;Y represents a hydrogen bond donating group;X.sub.2 represents BR.sub.7, PR.sub.8, P(O)R.sub.9, SO, or SO.sub.2 ;R.sub.7 -R.sub.9 each represents phenoxy which may be substituted by 1 to 3 alkyl, alkoxy, or halogen groups;Z.sub.1 and Z.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Stanley W. Cowan, Albert J. Mura
  • Patent number: 6071686
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide photographic element comprising a support bearing a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a cyclic azole dye forming coupler and a stabilizer combination comprising:i) a compound having the following Formula I: ##STR1## and ii) a compound having the following Formula S: ##STR2## wherein R.sub.3 is an alkyl, alkenyl, or aryl group; R.sub.5 is an alkyl group; and R.sub.4 and R.sub.6 are substituents; m is an integer of 0 to 5; and n is an integer of 0 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Stanley W. Cowan, Albert J. Mura
  • Patent number: 6013429
    Abstract: Photographic elements are disclosed comprising a silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a magenta coupler and a magenta dye stabilizer compound of the formula S-I: ##STR1## wherein R.sup.0 represents an aryl group or a heterocyclic group; L.sub.1 and L.sub.2 are independently linear alkylene or cycloalkylene linking groups; and R.sup.a and R.sup.b are independently selected substituent groups at least one of which has a .sigma.* value of at least 1.8. Compounds in accordance with formula S-I act as singlet oxygen quenchers and are effective stabilizers for magenta dye images. Photographic elements of the present invention upon exposure and photographic processing yield magenta dye images that have low fading when exposed to light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Catherine A. Franke, Albert J. Mura, Jr., Shari L. Eiff
  • Patent number: 5597841
    Abstract: 4-R.sup.4 -R.sup.5 -2-Saccharinylmethyl aryl carboxylates, useful in the treatment of degenerative diseases, are prepared by reacting a 4-R.sup.4 -R.sup.5 -2-halomethylsaccharin with an arylcarboxylic acid in the presence of an acid-acceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Sterling Winthrop, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Dunlap, Neil W. Boaz, Albert J. Mura, Virendra Kumar, Chakrapani Subramanyam, Ranjit C. Desai, Dennis J. Hlasta, Manohar T. Saindane, Malcolm R. Bell, John J. Court, Robert P. Farrell
  • Patent number: 5596012
    Abstract: Novel 2-substituted saccharins which inhibit the enzymatic activity of proteolytic enzymes, are useful in the treatment of degenerative diseases and have the formula ##STR1## wherein: L is --O--, --S--, --SO--or --SO.sub.2 --;m and n are each independently 0 or 1;R.sub.1 is halo, lower-alkanoyl, 1-oxophenalenyl, phenyl or substituted phenyl, heterocyclyl or substituted heterocyclyl or, when L is --O-- and n is 1, cycloheptatrienon-2-yl or, when L is --S-- and n is 1, cyano or lower-alkoxythiocarbonyl or, when L is --SO.sub.2 -- and n is 1, lower-alkyl or trifluoromethyl; R.sub.2 is hydrogen, lower-alkoxycarbonyl, phenyl or phenylthio; andR.sub.3 and R.sub.4 are each hydrogen or various substituents and processes for preparation and pharmaceutical compositions and method of use thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Sterling winthrop Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Dunlap, Neil W. Boaz, Albert J. Mura, Dennis J. Hlasta, Ranjit C. Desai, Chakrapani Subramanyam, Lee H. Latimer, Eric P. Lodge
  • Patent number: 5578623
    Abstract: Compounds having the structural formula ##STR1## wherein L is O;L-R.sup.1 is a leaving group, H-L-R.sup.1 is the conjugate acid thereof and H-L-R.sup.1 has a pK.sub.a value less than or equal to to 8;R.sup.2 is primary or secondary alkyl of two to four carbon atoms, primary alkylamino of one to three carbon atoms, primary alkylmethylamino of two to four carbon atoms, diethylamino or primary alkoxy of one to three carbon atoms; andR.sup.3 is from one to three of a variety of substituents at any or all of the 5-, 6- and 7-positions;or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof if the compound has a basic functional group or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof if the compound has an acidic functional group,which inhibit the enzymatic activity of proteolytic enzymes, and processes for preparation thereof, method of use thereof in treatment of degenerative diseases and pharmaceutical compositions thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: Sterling Winthrop Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Dunlap, Albert J. Mura, Dennis J. Hlasta, Ranjit C. Desai, Lee H. Latimer, Chakrapani Subramanyam
  • Patent number: 5512589
    Abstract: A compound having the formula: ##STR1## wherein Ar, R.sup.4 and R.sup.5 are defined herein have pharmaceutical utility as proteolytic enzyme inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Sterling Winthrop Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Dunlap, Neil W. Boaz, Albert J. Mura, Virendra Kumar, Chakrapani Subramanyam, Ranjit C. Desai, Dennis J. Hlasta, Manohar T. Saindane, Malcolm R. Bell, John J. Court, Robert P. Farrell
  • Patent number: 5480760
    Abstract: An aqueous-developable chromogenic photographic heat-transferable non-aqueous dye-diffusion-transfer photographic element is disclosed, wherein said element comprises radiation sensitive silver halide, a dye-providing compound that forms or releases a heat-transferable image dye upon reaction of said compound with the oxidation product of a primary amine developing agent, a hydrophilic binder, and a thermal solvent for facilitating non-aqueous diffusion transfer according to formula (I) ##STR1## wherein AH is a hydrogen bond donating group with an aqueous pK.sub.a for proton loss of greater than 6;L.sup.1 and L.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David S. Bailey, Albert J. Mura, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5480761
    Abstract: An aqueous-developable chromogenic photographic heat-transferable non-aqueous dye-diffusion-transfer photographic element is disclosed, wherein said element comprises radiation sensitive silver halide, a dye-providing compound that forms or releases a heat-transferable image dye upon reaction of said compound with the oxidation product of a primary amine developing agent, a hydrophilic binder, and a thermal solvent for facilitating non-aqueous diffusion transfer according to formula (I) ##STR1## wherein AH is a hydrogen bond donating group with an aqueous pK.sub.a for proton loss of greater than 6;L.sup.1 and L.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David S. Bailey, Albert J. Mura, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5468587
    Abstract: An aqueous-developable chromogenic photographic heat-transferable non-aqueous dye-diffusion-transfer photographic element is disclosed, wherein said element comprises radiation sensitive silver halide, a dye-providing compound that forms or releases a heat-transferable image dye upon reaction of said compound with the oxidation product of a primary amine developing agent, a hydrophilic binder, and a thermal solvent for facilitating non-aqueous diffusion transfer according to formula (I) ##STR1## wherein AH is a hydrogen bond donating group with an aqueous pK.sub.a value for proton loss of greater than 6;L.sup.1 and L.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David S. Bailey, Albert J. Mura, Jr., Shari L. Eiff
  • Patent number: 5466701
    Abstract: Compounds having the structural formula ##STR1## which inhibit the enzymatic activity of proteolytic enzymes, and processes for preparation thereof, method of use thereof in treatment of degenerative diseases and pharmaceutical compositions thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: Sterling Winthrop Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Hlasta, James H. Ackerman, Albert J. Mura, Ranjit C. Desai
  • Patent number: 5464852
    Abstract: Compounds having the structural formula ##STR1## wherein L is N, O or SO.sub.n wherein n is 0, 1 or 2;L--R.sup.1 is a leaving group, H--L--R.sup.1 is the conjugate acid thereof and,when L is N, H--L--R.sup.1 has a pK.sub.a value less than or equal to 6, when L is O, H--L--R.sup.1 has a pK.sub.a value less than or equal to to 8, and when L is SO.sub.n, H--L--R.sup.1 has a pK.sub.a value less than or equal to 5;R.sup.2 is primary or secondary alkyl of two to four carbon atoms, primary alkylamino of one to three carbon atoms, primary alkylmethylamino of two to four carbon atoms, diethylamino or primary alkoxy of one to three carbon atoms; andR.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Assignee: Sterling Winthrop Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Dunlap, Albert J. Mura, Dennis J. Hlasta, Ranjit C. Desai, Lee H. Latimer, Chakrapani Subramanyam
  • Patent number: 5378720
    Abstract: Compounds having the structural formula ##STR1## which inhibit the enzymatic activity of proteolytic enzymes, and processes for preparation thereof, method of use thereof in treatment of degenerative diseases and pharmaceutical compositions thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Sterling Winthrop Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Hlasta, James H. Ackerman, Albert J. Mura, Ranjit C. Desai