Patents by Inventor Jerrold N. Poslusny

Jerrold N. Poslusny 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: 7338756
    Abstract: A process for making a direct dispersion of a photographically useful material comprising: mixing (i) an aqueous phase and (ii) a liquid organic phase under conditions of shear or turbulence to form a dispersion of the organic phase dispersed in the aqueous phase; wherein the liquid organic phase comprises one or more photographically useful materials and one or more organic solvents having a boiling point of at least 150° C., a molecular weight less than or equal to 300, and a solvatochromic parameter ? value greater than or equal to 0.50, wherein the weight ratio of the sum of the solvents having a boiling point of at least 150° C., a molecular weight less than or equal to 300, and a solvatochromic parameter ? value greater than or equal to 0.50 to the photographically useful materials does not exceed 0.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul L. Zengerle, Richard K. Rothrock, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Stephen P. Singer, Peter P. Garrisi, Paul B. Merkel
  • Patent number: 6780573
    Abstract: The invention relates to a color silver halide photographic element comprising a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, said silver halide emulsion being in reactive association with an amino acid compound according to Formula (I): wherein: COUP is a moiety that reacts with oxidized developer to release the amino acid timing group but does not substantially contribute any density in the visible region to the element after processing is complete; n is 0 or 1; R1 is an alkyl or alkenyl group of 4 carbon atoms or more or an aryl group with 10 carbon atoms or more; R2 is an alkyl or aryl group so the sum total of carbon atoms in R1 and R2 together are at least 5; and PUG is a photographically useful group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Stephen P. Singer, Christopher W. Grote, Robert C. Stewart, Janet N. Younathan, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 6680165
    Abstract: The invention provides a color negative photographic element comprising a light sensitive silver halide emulsion imaging layer having associated therewith a cyan dye-forming coupler dispersion comprising a first 2-ureido-5-acylamino substituted phenolic cyan dye-forming coupler [P], a second phenolic cyan dye-forming coupler [AP] where the 2-substituent is other than an ureido group, a substantially non-color-developable phenolic activator compound [ACT], and a non-phenolic organic coupler solvent having a boiling point of at least 150C; wherein compounds represented by [P], [AP], and [ACT] are present in the coupler dispersion in relative weight fractions of from 0.30 to 0.65 for [P], from 0.15 to 0.35 for [AP], and from 0.15 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jerrold N. Poslusny, Paul B. Merkel, David A. Steele, Drake M. Michno, David S. Ross, Richard K. Rothrock, Paul L. Zengerle
  • Patent number: 6458521
    Abstract: The invention provides a color photographic element that contains a coupler useful for forming a neutral silver-based image. Such couplers are particularly useful to provide an auxiliary silver-based image for optically recording a sound track in color motion picture films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Philip T. Lau, Stephen P. Singer, Janet N. Younathan, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Susan D. Hill, Anabisdally I. Bodden
  • Patent number: 6280919
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element comprising a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a coupler based on a 1-aryl-3-arylpyrazol-5-one ring and represented by formula I: wherein the substituents are as described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Wojciech K. Slusarek, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Zheng Z. Wu
  • Patent number: 6174662
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises: (a) a support; and (b) at least one silver halide emulsion layer; wherein said emulsion layer contains (c) at least one magenta dye-forming pyrazolone DIR coupler of structure I; and (d) at least one magenta dye-forming imaging coupler of structure II, structure IIIa or structure IIIb, below: wherein the substituents are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Jerrold N. Poslusny, David A. Steele
  • Patent number: 6171771
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element having a support bearing one or more silver halide emulsions and one or more DIR couplers of structure I or II below: wherein: Z is a moiety which can react with oxidized developer to release a coupling-off group; R1 is a hydrogen atom or a substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen atom, alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, alkylthio, arylthio, amino, alkylamino, arylamino, carbonamido, carbamoyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, aryloxy, arylcarbonyl, alkylcarbonyl, sulphonyl and sulphonamido groups; each of the R2 substituents is a halogen atom or a substituent selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, alkylthio, arylthio, amino, alkylamino, arylamino, carbonamido, carbamoyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, aryloxy, arylcarbonyl, alkylcarbonyl, sulphonyl and sulphonamido groups; X represents the atoms required to make a second ring which is aromatic and contains at least one nitrogen atom; and n is between 0 and the num
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Philip A. Allway, David A. Steele, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 6156490
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic element comprising a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a coupler based on a 1-aryl-3-arylpyrazol-5-one or a 1-aryl-3-alkylpyrazol-5-one ring and represented by formula I: ##STR1## wherein: X represents an aryl, alkyl, alkylamino, or arylamino group;Y can be carbon or sulfur; in is 1 when Y is carbon and 2 when Y is sulfur;R represents a halogen or an alkyl group; and o is 0 to 4, provided that two or more R substituents may join to form one or more additional rings;Z is either (a) an aryl group represented as Ar.sup.3 Q(n) where Q represents n independently selected substituents bonded to the Ar.sup.3 ring; and n is 0 to 5, provided that two or more Q substituents may join to form one or more additional rings or (b) an alkyl group;OAr.sup.4 is an aryloxy group; andP represents p independently selected substituents bonded to the OAr.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Wojciech K. Slusarek, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Xiqiang K. Yang
  • Patent number: 6153369
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic element comprising a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a pyrazol-5-one coupler bearing a 4-aryloxy coupling-off group containing a group capable of releasing a photographically useful group (PUG) wherein:(1) the pyrazol-5-one ring contains a 1-aryl substituent which in turn contains, in a position ortho to the bond linking it to the pyrazolone ring, a secondary carbonamido group or a secondary sulfonamido group;(2) the pyrazol-5-one ring contains either (a) a 3-aryl substituent which in turn contains substituents for which the sum of the Hammett's .sigma. constant values is -0.3 or higher or (b) a 3-alkyl substituent; and(3) the 4-aryloxy coupling-off group:(a) contains ring substituents selected so that the sum of the Hammett's .sigma. constant values for all substituents on the phenoxy ring is at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Wojciech K. Slusarek, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Xiqiang K. Yang
  • Patent number: 6150078
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element comprising a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith an 1-arylpyrazol-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-arylpyrazol-5-one ring contains a 3-aryl substituent which in turn contains substituents for which the sum of the Hammett's .sigma. constant values is at least 0, provide that two or more such substituents may join to form one or more additional rings; and(2) the 4-aryloxy coupling-off group:(a) contains ring substituents selected so that the sum of the Hammett's sigma constant values for all substituents on the aryloxy ring is at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Wojciech K. Slusarek, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Zheng Z. Wu, Xiqiang Yang
  • Patent number: 6146820
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element having a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one DIR coupler of structure I: ##STR1## wherein: Z is a moiety which can react with oxidized developer to release a coupling-off group;R.sub.1 is selected from the substituents shown in formulas II, III, IV and V:II --SCH.sub.2 CO.sub.2 R.sub.2, III --NHCOR.sub.3, IV --OCH.sub.2 CO.sub.2 R.sub.4, V --OR.sub.5 ;R.sub.2 is an alkyl group with at least 3 carbon atoms or an aryl group with at least 7 carbon atoms;R.sub.3 is an alkyl or alkoxy group with at least 4 carbon atoms or an aryl or phenoxy group with at least 7 carbon atoms; andR.sub.4 and R.sub.5 are alkyl groups with at least 4 carbon atoms or aryl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Philip A. Allway, David A. Steele, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 6130031
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element, comprising a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one benzoylacetanilide yellow dye-forming DIR coupler of structure I, below: ##STR1## wherein: each R.sub.1 is individually selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms and alkyl and alkoxy groups;m is 0, 1, 2 or 3;R.sub.2 is selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms and alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, carbonamido, sulfonamido, sulfamoyl, alkylsulfonyl, arylsulfonyl, sulfonyloxy, acyloxy and cyano groups and each is in the para position or in either meta position relative to the NH group of the anilide;X is a hydrogen or halogen atom or an alkyl or alkoxy group;R.sub.3 is a halogen atom or an alkyl group and may be in the para position or either meta position relative to the NH group of the anilide;n is 0 or 1; andR.sub.4 is an alkyl group with 3 to 10 carbon atoms or a phenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Jerrold N. Poslusny, David A. Steele
  • Patent number: 6087082
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element, comprising a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one acylacetanilide yellow dye-forming DIR coupler of structure I, below: ##STR1## wherein: R.sub.1 is a t-alkyl group or a phenyl group;R.sub.2 is an alkyl group or a phenyl group;X is a halogen atom or an alkyl or alkoxy group; andR.sub.3 is an alkyl group with 3 to 10 carbon atoms or a phenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, David A. Steele, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 6043016
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element, comprising a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one malonanilide yellow dye-forming DIR coupler of structure I, below: ##STR1## wherein: R.sup.1 and R.sub.2 are individually selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms and alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, carbamoyl, carbonamido, sulfonamido, sulfamoyl, alkylsulfonyl, arylsulfonyl, sulfonyloxy, acyloxy and cyano groups and each is in the para position or in either meta position relative to the NH group of the anilide;m and n are individually 0 or 1;R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 are individually a halogen atom or an alkyl group and may be in the para position or either meta position relative to the NH group of the anilide;X and Y are individually a halogen atom or an alkyl or alkoxy group; andR.sub.5 is an alkyl group with 3 to 10 carbon atoms or a phenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Drake M. Michno, Robert C. Stewart
  • Patent number: 6004737
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one acylacetanilide yellow dye-forming DIR coupler of structure I, below ##STR1## wherein: the R.sub.1 is a tertiary alkyl group or a phenyl group;X is a halogen atom, an alkoxy group or an alkyl group;R.sub.2 is one or more substituent in the para position or either meta position relative to the anilino nitrogen and individually selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms, and alkyl, phenyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, sulfonamido, sulfamoyl, sulfonate, alkylsulfonyl, arylsulfonyl, sulfoxyl, acyloxy, carbamoyl, acyl, carbonamido and cyano groups;n is 1, 2 or 3;R.sub.3 is an alkyl group having at least 6 carbon atoms or a phenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, David A. Steele, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 5998107
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic element comprises a silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a 3-indoloylacetanilide yellow dye-forming coupler of structure I, below: wherein:R.sub.1 is an alkyl or phenyl group;R.sub.2 is a phenyl, t-butyl, cyclohexyl or naphthyl group;X is a halogen atom or an alkoxy or alkyl group;each R.sub.3 is in the para position or either meta position relative to the anilino nitrogen and is individually selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms, and alkyl, phenyl, alkoxy, phenoxy, carbamoyl, sulfamoyl, carbonamido, sulfonamido, alkylsulfonyl, arylsulfonyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, acyloxy, sulfoxyl, sulfonyloxy, alkylthio, acyl and cyano groups;n is 1, 2 or 3;R.sub.4 is hydrogen or an alkyl group;R.sub.5 is hydrogen or an alkyl, alkylthio, alkoxycarbonyl or aryloxycarbonyl group; andeach R.sub.6 is individually a halogen atom or an alkyl or alkoxy group and m is 0 to 4;provided that two substituents may join to form a ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, David A. Steele, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Thomas R. Welter
  • Patent number: 5998106
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic element comprising a silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a 3-indoloylacetanilide yellow dye-forming coupler of structure I, below: ##STR1## wherein: R.sub.1 is an alkyl or phenyl group;R.sub.2 is a phenyl, t-butyl, cyclohexyl or naphthyl group;X is a halogen atom or an alkoxy or alkyl group;each R.sub.3 is in the para position or either meta position relative to the anilino nitrogen and is individually selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms, and alkyl, phenyl, alkoxy, phenoxy, carbamoyl, sulfamoyl, carbonamido, sulfonamido, alkylsulfonyl, arylsulfonyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, acyloxy, sulfoxyl, sulfonyloxy, alkylthio, acyl and cyano groups; and n is 1, 2 or 3;R.sub.4 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group:R.sub.5 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; andeach R.sub.6 is individually a halogen atom, an alkyl group or an alkoxy group and m is 0-4;provided that substituents may join to form a ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, David A. Steele, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Thomas R. Welter
  • Patent number: 5994038
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element, comprising a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one 3-indoloylacetanilide yellow dye-forming DIR coupler of structure I, below: ##STR1## wherein: R.sub.1 is an alkyl or phenyl group;R.sub.2 is a phenyl, t-butyl, cyclohexyl or naphthyl group;X is a halogen atom or an alkoxy or alkyl group;each R.sub.3 is in the para position or either meta position relative to the anilino nitrogen and is individually selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms, and alkyl, phenyl, alkoxy, phenoxy, carbamoyl, sulfamoyl, carbonamido, sulfonamido, alkylsulfonyl, arylsulfonyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, acyloxy, sulfoxyl, sulfonyloxy, alkylthio, acyl and cyano groups;n is 1, 2 or 3;R.sub.4 contains at least two carbon atoms and is an alkylthio group or a carbonamido group represented by --NHCOR.sub.5, wherein R.sub.5 contains at least four carbon atoms and is an alkyl, phenyl, alkoxy or phenoxy group;each R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Jerrold N. Poslusny, David A. Steele, Thomas R. Welter
  • Patent number: 5989798
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises: (a) a support; and (b) at least one silver halide emulsion layer; wherein said emulsion layer contains (c) at least one magenta dye-forming pyrazolone DIR coupler of structure I; and (d) at least one magenta dye-forming imaging coupler of structure II, structure IIIa or structure IIIb, below: ##STR1## wherein the substituents are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Jerrold N. Poslusny, David A. Steele
  • Patent number: 5981158
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one acylacetanilide or malonanilide yellow dye-forming DIR coupler of structure I or structure II, below ##STR1## wherein the substituents are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Jerrold N. Poslusny, James H. Reynolds, Bernard A. Clark, Robert N. Gourley