Patents by Inventor James A. Friday

James A. Friday 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: 6893809
    Abstract: This invention relates to a negative silver halide photographic element comprising a support and a silver halide imaging layer containing a light sensitive silver halide imaging emulsion, said silver halide imaging layer further comprising a separately precipitated non-imaging intentionally fogged fine grain emulsion and an electron transfer agent releasing compound represented by formula (I): CAR1-(L)n-ETA??(I) wherein: CAR1 is a carrier moiety which is capable of releasing -(L)n-ETA on reaction with oxidized developing agent; L is a divalent linking group, n is 0, 1 or 2; and ETA is a releasable electron transfer agent, and (optionally) a development accelerator releasing compound represented by the formula (II): CAR2—(SAM)-NX1—NX2X3??(II) wherein: CAR2 is a carrier moiety which is capable of releasing —(SAM)-NX1—NX2X3 on reaction with oxidized developing agent; SAM is a silver absorbable moiety attached to the carrier moiety and is released on reaction with oxidized development agent; and —NX1—NX2X
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Reed, James A. Friday, John E. Keevert, Stephen P. Singer, Mary C. Brick
  • Patent number: 6815153
    Abstract: This invention relates to a silver halide photographic element comprising a support bearing a cyan dye image-forming unit comprised of at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler, a magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, and a yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler, wherein said photographic element has an ISO speed rating of 800 or greater and has an integrated RMS green granularity equal to or less than 11.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: James A. Friday, Roger A. Weiss, Anabisdally I. Bodden
  • Patent number: 6811963
    Abstract: This invention relates to a silver halide photographic element comprising a support bearing a cyan dye image-forming unit comprised of at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler, a magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, and a yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler, wherein at least one of the dye image forming units contains layers of differing sensitivities, and the layer of highest sensitivity contains a development promoting agent or a specific coupler as described herein, or a combination thereof, and a silver halide emulsion comprising tabular silver halide grains having associated therewith at least two dye layers comprising (a) an inner dye layer adjacent to the silver ha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Sharon G. Johnston, Stephen P. Singer, Drake M. Michno, James A. Friday, David R. Foster
  • Publication number: 20040146815
    Abstract: This invention relates to a silver halide photographic element comprising a support bearing a cyan dye image-forming unit comprised of at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler, a magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, and a yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler, wherein at least one of the dye image forming units contains layers of differing sensitivities, and the layer of highest sensitivity contains a development promoting agent or a specific coupler as described herein, or a combination thereof, and a silver halide emulsion comprising tabular silver halide grains having associated therewith at least two dye layers comprising (a) an inner dye layer adjacent to the silver ha
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Sharon G. Johnston, Stephen P. Singer, Drake M. Michno, James A. Friday, David R. Foster
  • Publication number: 20040142288
    Abstract: This invention relates to a silver halide photographic element comprising a support bearing a cyan dye image-forming unit comprised of at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler, a magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, and a yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler, wherein said photographic element has an ISO speed rating of 800 or greater and has an integrated RMS green granularity equal to or less than 11.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventors: James A. Friday, Roger A. Weiss, Anabisdally I. Bodden
  • Patent number: 6756188
    Abstract: This invention relates to a photographic element comprising a support and at least two silver halide emulsion layers further comprising, an electron transfer agent releasing compound represented by the formula (I): CAR1—(L)n—ETA  (I) wherein: CAR1 is a carrier moiety which is capable of releasing —(L)n-ETA on reaction with oxidized developing agent; L is a divalent linking group, n is 0, 1 or 2; and ETA is a releasable 1-aryl-3-pyrazolidinone electron transfer agent having a calculated log partition coefficient (c log P) greater than or equal to 2.40 and the total sum of the Hammett sigma(para) values of the substituents on the 1-aryl ring is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John E. Keevert, Stephen P. Singer, Kenneth J. Reed, Kenneth J. Lushington, Mary C. Brick, James A. Friday
  • Publication number: 20040067455
    Abstract: This invention relates to a photographic element comprising a support and at least two silver halide emulsion layers further comprising an electron transfer agent releasing compound represented by the formula (I):
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John E. Keevert, Stephen P. Singer, Kenneth J. Reed, Kenneth J. Lushington, Mary C. Brick, James A. Friday
  • Publication number: 20040063048
    Abstract: This invention relates to a negative silver halide photographic element comprising a support and a silver halide imaging layer containing a light sensitive silver halide imaging emulsion, said silver halide imaging layer further comprising a separately precipitated non-imaging intentionally fogged fine grain emulsion and an electron transfer agent releasing compound represented by formula (I):
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Reed, James A. Friday, John E. Keevert, Stephen P. Singer, Mary C. Brick
  • Patent number: 6699652
    Abstract: This invention relates to a silver halide photographic element comprising a support bearing a cyan dye image-forming unit comprised of at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler, a magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, and a yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler, wherein at least one of the dye image forming units contains layers of differing sensitivities, and the layer of highest sensitivity contains a development promoting agent or a specific coupler as described herein, or a combination thereof, and a silver halide emulsion comprising tabular silver halide grains having associated therewith at least two dye layers comprising (a) an inner dye layer adjacent to the silver ha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Sharon G. Johnston, Stephen P. Singer, Drake M. Michno, James A. Friday, David R. Foster
  • Patent number: 6531272
    Abstract: This invention comprises a multicolor photographic element comprising a support bearing a cyan dye image-forming unit comprising at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler, a magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, a yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler, wherein at least one of said layers comprises large tabular grains having an average circular diameter of greater than 2 &mgr;m and contains a fragmentable electron donating compound is of the formula: X—Y′ or a compound which contains a moiety of the formula —X—Y′; wherein X is an electron donor moiety, Y′ is a leaving proton H or a leaving group Y, with the proviso that if Y′ is a pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: James A. Friday, Joseph P. Pepe, Jeffrey C. Hansen, Annabel A. Muenter, Jerome R. Lenhard
  • Patent number: 6518008
    Abstract: A multicolor photographic element comprising a support bearing a cyan dye image-forming unit comprising at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler, a magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, a yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler, wherein at least one of said silver halide emulsion layers contains a tabular grain silver halide emulsion having a halide content of at least 95% bromide and less than about 5% iodide, said iodide being substantially uniformly distributed in the silver halide grains of said emulsion, and said emulsion is sensitized with a fragmentable electron donor of the formula X—Y′ or an electron donor which contains an —XY′ moiety; wherein
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: James A. Friday, Roger A. Bryant, Annabel A. Muenter, Jerome R. Lenhard
  • Patent number: 6509144
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element comprising a support and at least one blue sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a tabular grain silver halide emulsion, or an emulsion in which the halide content is at least 50% chloride and no more than 5% iodide, wherein the emulsion is spectrally sensitized with at least one dye providing a peak sensitization between 446 and 500 nm and at least one dye providing a peak sensitization between 400 and 445 nm and additionally sensitized with a fragmentable electron donor of the formula: X—Y′. or an electron donor which contains an —XY′ moiety; wherein X is an electron donor moiety, Y′ is a leaving proton H or a leaving group Y, with the proviso that if Y′ is H a base, &bgr;−, is covalently linked directly or indirectly to X. and wherein: 1) X—Y′ has an oxidation potential between 0 and about 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Reed, Joseph P. Pepe, James A. Friday, Jon N. Eikenberry, Yun C. Chang, Annabel A. Muenter, Jerome R. Lenhard
  • Patent number: 6455242
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color photographic element comprising at least one of (1) a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and (2) a non-silver containing light insensitive layer, said at least one layer containing a compound with a minimum of three heteroatoms that does not react with oxidized developer and that has a ClogP sufficient to increase the photographic speed of said element compared to the same element without the compound. The invention provides improved light sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Philip A. Allway, Bernard A. Clark, John D. Goddard, Louis E. Friedrich, James A. Friday, Stephen P. Singer, Marcello Vitale
  • Patent number: 6426180
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color silver halide photographic element comprising a support bearing: (1) a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer; (2) a nitrogen heterocycle with a minimum of three heteroatoms that does not react with oxidized developer, does not contain free thiol substituents, and has a C log P sufficient to increase the photographic speed of said element compared to the same element without the compound, said heterocycle compound located either in said light sensitive layer or in a layer adjacent to it; and (3) an ETARC, in or adjacent to said light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, that releases, upon reaction with oxidized developer, an electron transfer agent having a C log P of at least 2.40. The invention provides improved light sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph F. Bringley, James A. Friday, Stephen P. Singer, Marcello Vitale
  • Publication number: 20020042033
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color photographic element comprising at least one of (1) a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and (2) a non-silver containing light insensitive layer, said at least one layer containing a compound with a minimum of three heteroatoms that does not react with oxidized developer and that has a ClogP sufficient to increase the photographic speed of said element compared to the same element without the compound. The invention provides improved light sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Publication date: April 11, 2002
    Inventors: Philip A. Allway, Bernard A. Clark, John D. Goddard, Louis E. Friedrich, James A. Friday, Stephen P. Singer, Marcello Vitale
  • Patent number: 6350564
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color silver halide photographic element comprising a support bearing: (1) a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer; (2) a nitrogen heterocycle with a minimum of three heteroatoms that does not react with oxidized developer, does not contain free thiol substituents, and has a ClogP sufficient to increase the photographic speed of said element compared to the same element without the compound, said heterocycle compound located either in said light sensitive layer or in a layer adjacent to it; and (3) a light reflecting silver halide material; provided that the heterocycle compound and the light reflecting material are located either (a) in different layers of the element located close enough to each other so that a super-additive speed increase is realized or (b) in the same light sensitive layer. The invention provides improved light sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph F. Bringley, James A. Friday, Stephen P. Singer, Marcello Vitale
  • Patent number: 6350565
    Abstract: A color photographic element containing a support bearing: (a) a red record comprising, in order from the support, a less and a more red light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, each having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler; (b) further from the support a green record comprising, in order from the support, a less and a more green light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, each having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, and (c) still further from the support, a blue record comprising in order from the support, a less and a more blue light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, each having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler; wherein: (d) there is located below and only below the most red light sensitive layer of the red record a relatively non-light sensitive “small 3-D emulsion layer” that is substantially free of red light absorbing dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph F. Bringley, James A. Friday, Marcello Vitale
  • Patent number: 6319660
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color photographic element comprising at least one of (1) a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and (2) a non-silver containing light insensitive layer, said at least one layer containing a compound with a minimum of three heteroatoms that does not react with oxidized developer and that has a ClogP sufficient to increase the photographic speed of said element compared to the same element without the compound. The invention provides improved light sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Philip A. Allway, Bernard A. Clark, John D. Goddard, Louis E. Friedrich, James A. Friday, Stephen P. Singer, Marcello Vitale
  • Patent number: 6242170
    Abstract: This invention provides a multicolor photographic element comprising a support bearing a cyan dye image-forming unit comprising at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler, a magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, a yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler, wherein at least one of said emulsion layers comprises large tabular grains having an average equivalent circular diameter of greater than 3 &mgr;m and contains a one equivalent image dye-forming coupler and a fragmentable electron donating compound of the formula: X—Y′ or a compound which contains a moiety of the formula —X—Y′; wherein X is an electron donor moiety, Y′ is a leaving proton H
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph P. Pepe, Jeffrey C. Hansen, James A. Friday, Annabel A. Muenter, David T. Southby
  • Patent number: 6225036
    Abstract: A multicolor photographic element comprising a support bearing a cyan dye image-forming unit comprising at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler, a magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, a yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler, wherein at least one of said emulsion layers comprises tabular grains having {111} major faces containing greater than 50 mole percent bromide, and accounting for greater than 50 percent total grain projected area precipitated in a peptizer that is a water dispersible cationic starch, and contains a fragmentable electron donating sensitizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joe E. Maskasky, Kenneth J. Reed, Victor P. Scaccia, James A. Friday