Patents by Inventor Katsuhisa Ohzeki

Katsuhisa Ohzeki 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: 6291151
    Abstract: There is disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material comprising at least a silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow dye-forming coupler, a silver halide emulsion layer containing a magenta dye-forming coupler and a silver halide emulsion layer containing a cyan dye-forming coupler, on a support, wherein: the silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow dye-forming coupler is located more apart from the support than at least one of the silver halide emulsion layer containing a magenta dye-forming coupler and the silver halide emulsion layer containing a cyan dye-forming coupler, and silver halide grains contained in the silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow dye-forming coupler comprises a high silver chloride emulsion in which the content of silver halide is 80 mol % or more. There is also disclosed a method of forming an image using the light-sensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Yasuaki Deguchi, Katsuyuki Takada
  • Patent number: 6232055
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide color photographic photosensitive material in which the photosensitive layer of the photosensitive material comprising a silver halide emulsion, a developing agent and a coupler is put together with the processing layer of a processing material so that these layers are heated to form a color image in the photosensitive material, said silver halide grains in the photosensitive layer having a silver chloride content of 50 mol% or more, wherein (1) the silver halide grains, in which 50% or more of the exterior faces of the grain is made up of a (111) plane, account for 50% or more of the total projected area of the silver halide grains of the emulsion, and the developing agent has a specific molecular structure, or (2) the tabular silver halide grains having an aspect ratio of 2 or more, which have the exterior faces of the grain made up of a (100) plane and a plane of projection of the grain in a shape of a rectangle with a length to width ratio ranging from 1:1 to 1:2, or which hav
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Masahiro Asami, Takuya Yokokawa, Hideaki Naruse
  • Patent number: 6228565
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide color photographic photosensitive material in which the photosensitive layer of the photosensitive material comprising a silver halide emulsion, a developing agent and a coupler is put together with the processing layer of a processing material so that these layers are heated to form a color image in the photosensitive material, said silver halide grains in the photosensitive layer having a silver chloride content of 50 mol % or more, wherein (1) the silver halide grains, in which 50% or more of the exterior faces of the grain is made up of a (111) plane, account for 50% or more of the total projected area of the silver halide grains of the emulsion, and the developing agent has a specific molecular structure, or (2) the tabular silver halide grains having an aspect ratio of 2 or more, which have the exterior faces of the grain made up of a (100) plane and a plane of projection of the grain in a shape of a rectangle with a length to width ratio ranging from 1:1 to 1:2, or which ha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Masahiro Asami
  • Patent number: 6218095
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide color photographic photosensitive material in which the photosensitive layer of the photosensitive material comprising a silver halide emulsion, a developing agent and a coupler is put together with the processing layer of a processing material so that these layers are heated to form a color image in the photosensitive material, said silver halide grains in the photosensitive layer having a silver chloride content of 50 mol % or more, wherein (1) the silver halide grains, in which 50% or more of the exterior faces of the grain is made up of a (111) plane, account for 50% or more of the total projected area of the silver halide grains of the emulsion, and the developing agent has a specific molecular structure, or (2) the tabular silver halide grains having an aspect ratio of 2 or more, which have the exterior faces of the grain made up of a (100) plane and a plane of projection of the grain in a shape of a rectangle with a length to width ratio ranging from 1:1 to 1:2, or which ha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Masahiro Asami, Takuya Yokokawa, Hideaki Naruse
  • Patent number: 6203971
    Abstract: A photographic silver halide emulsion is disclosed, comprising tabular grains: the tabular grains having a silver chloride content of at least 95 mole %, an aspect ratio of at least 2 and a distance between the main planes of 0.13 &mgr;m or less; wherein the tabular grains occupy at least 90%, based on total projected area, of the total silver halide grains in the emulsion and have a variation coefficient of 20% or less in the distance between the main planes; and a silver halide photographic material comprising a support having thereon the silver halide emulsion and a method of development-processing the silver halide photographic material are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhisa Ohzeki
  • Patent number: 6048682
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material is disclosed, comprising a support having thereon at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein at least 80% of the entire projected area of the silver halide grains contained in said silver halide emulsion layer are occupied by tabular silver halide grains having an aspect ratio of 2 or more and main planes of {111} faces, said silver halide grains comprise at least 80 mol % of silver chloride, and said tabular silver halide grains are spectrally sensitized with the dye represented by formula (S); ##STR1## wherein Z.sub.1 and Z.sub.2 each represents a sulfur atom, a selenium atom, an oxygen atom or a nitrogen atom; and V.sub.1 and V.sub.2 each represents a monovalent substituent, provided that V.sub.1 and V.sub.2 each does not represent an aromatic group and adjacent two or more groups represented by V.sub.1 or V.sub.2 are not bonded to each other to form a condensed ring; I.sub.1 and I.sub.2 each represents 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4; L.sub.1, L.sub.2 and L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Takanori Hioki
  • Patent number: 5998124
    Abstract: A method for producing a photographic silver halide emulsion containing silver halide grains having a silver chloride content of 50 mol % or more and at least 30% of the surface area of the grains comprising [111] faces is disclosed, wherein the silver halide grains are formed in the presence of at least one kind of compounds represented by formula (I): ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 represents an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, or an aralkyl group; R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, R.sub.5, and R.sub.6 each represents a hydrogen atom or a group capable of substituting for the hydrogen atom, R.sub.2 and R.sub.3, R.sub.3 and R.sub.4, R.sub.4 and R.sub.5, and R.sub.5 and R.sub.6 each may be ring-condensed, provided that at least one of R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, R.sub.5, and R.sub.6 represents an aryl group; and X.sup.- represents a counter anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Shoji Ishiguro, Tetsuro Kojima, Yasuhiro Mitamura
  • Patent number: 5981162
    Abstract: A highly sensitive silver halide photographic material is described, which comprises at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer comprising at least one hemicyanine, hemioxonol, bishemicyanine or bishemioxonol dye having a particular structure and silver halide grains having an aspect ratio of from 3 to 50 or which comprises at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer comprising at least one bishemicyanine dye having a particular structure and silver halide grains at least 50%, based on projected area, of which are grains having a silver chloride content of at least 50 mole % and an outer surface at least 50% of which is constituted of (111) faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Hioki, Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Takashi Katoh
  • Patent number: 5928852
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic emulsion is disclosed, comprising a support having thereon at least one silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the silver halide grain contained in the silver halide emulsion layer has a silver chloride content of 50 mol % or more, 30% or more of the surface area of the grain comprises a (111) face, and the silver halide grain is formed in the presence of at least one compound represented by formula (I) and contains a hexacyano complex represented by formula (II) such that the outermost layer of the grain has a hexacyano complex concentration of at least 1.times.10.sup.-4 mol/mol-Ag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhisa Ohzeki
  • Patent number: 5691128
    Abstract: A method for producing a silver halide emulsion having a silver chloride content of 50 mol % or more and containing silver halide grains in which (111) faces occupy 30% or more of their surface area, wherein said silver halide grains are formed in the presence of a pyridinium salt crystal habit modifier, and a thiocyanate and a sensitizing dye are added prior to a washing step of emulsion production, thereby removing the crystal habit modifier out of the emulsion to eliminate the side effect caused thereby and to improve photographic characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Yuji Yoshida, deceased
  • Patent number: 5374513
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material is disclosed. The light-sensitive material comprises a spectrally sensitized silver halide emulsion layer and a non-light-sensitive layer provided on a support. According to the present invention, the silver halide emulsion layer or the non-light-sensitive layer contains a complex of Ni, Co, Mn or Zn with a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compound represented by the following formula: ##STR1## wherein ##STR2## Y is CR.sup.3 or N; Z is CR.sup.4 or N; each of R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3 and R.sup.4 independently is hydrogen, a halogen atom, hydroxyl, amino, hydroxyamino, cyano, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkylthio group, an alkylamino group, an arylamino group, an alkoxycarbonyl group or an acylamino group; R.sup.1 and R.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Hiroyuki Asanuma
  • Patent number: 5192649
    Abstract: A color diffusion transfer light-sensitive material comprising a support having thereon light-sensitive silver halide emulsions and an electron donor in combination with reducible dye providing compounds each of which releases a diffusible dye when reduced and further a silver halide emulsion having substantially no light sensitivity in addition to the light-sensitive silver halide emulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Hirano, Munehisa Fujita, Katsuhisa Ohzeki
  • Patent number: H1323
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material which comprises a support having thereon at least one silver halide emulsion layer, wherein silver halide grains to be contained in the silver halide emulsion layer have a silver iodide content lower than 1 mol %, and the silver halide emulsion contains 3.0.times.10.sup.-3 to 2.times.10.sup.-2 mol of a thiocyanate per mol of silver halide. In addition, a photographic silver halide emulsion comprising silver halide grains wherein said silver halide grains have an average silver iodide content lower than 1 mol %, and deposited on the surface of the silver halide grains is at least 2.times.10.sup.-3 mol, but less than 2.times.10.sup.2 mol of a thiocyanate per mol of silver halide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Sumito Yamada