By Uniform Application Of Heat, Element, Or Image Receiving Layer Therefor Patents (Class 430/203)
  • Patent number: 10228619
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an article comprising a substrate; a first region having a first brush polymer chemically bonded to the substrate; where the first brush polymer comprises repeat units of a first ethylenically unsaturated monomer and a second ethylenically unsaturated monomer; where the first ethylenically unsaturated monomer comprises a first electroactive moiety and where the second ethylenically unsaturated monomer comprises a second electroactive moiety that is different from the first electroactive moiety; where at least one of the first electroactive moiety or the second electroactive moiety is an emitter moiety and where the repeat units of the first ethylenically unsaturated monomer are covalently bonded to repeat units of the second ethylenically unsaturated monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Craig J. Hawker, Zachariah Allen Page, Peter Trefonas, III, Anatoliy N. Sokolov, John Kramer, David S. Laitar, Sukrit Mukhopadhyay, Benjaporn Narupai, Christian Wilhelm Pester
  • Patent number: 9818535
    Abstract: In the systems and methods for synthesizing a thin film with desired properties (e.g. magnetic, conductivity, photocatalyst, etc.), a metal oxide film may be deposited on a substrate. The metal oxide film may be achieved utilizing any suitable method. A reducing agent may be deposited before, after or both before and after the metal oxide layer. Oxygen may be removed or liberated from the deposited metal oxide film by low temperature local or global annealing. As a result of the annealing to remove oxygen, one or more portions of the metal oxide may be transformed into materials with desired properties. As a nonlimiting example, a metal oxide film may be treated to provide a magnetic multilayer film that is suitable for bit patterned media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
    Inventors: Dmitri Litvinov, Long Chang
  • Patent number: 9234081
    Abstract: NBT-PVA film dosimeters performance is affected due to high humidity levels. NBT-PVB film dosimeters with a relatively small effect of high humidity levels on its performance are invented. NBT-PVB film dosimeters are made by using alcoholic solution to dissolve both of NBT and PVB. The films are very useful for routine dosimeter in industrial radiation processing. A very high sensitivity NBT-PVB Radio-chromic film dosimeter is achieved due to high solubility of NBT dye in 2-methoxyethanol enabling the addition of very high concentrations of NBT dye in the film dosimeters. The dose response of conventional NBT-PVA dosimeter films are normally saturated after 50 kGy, while the invented composites of NBT-PVB dosimeter films demonstrated high dose range up to 100 kGy for high dose industrial use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ahmed Ali Basfar, Khalid Ahmed Rabaeh, Akram Ahmed Al-Moussa
  • Patent number: 9219126
    Abstract: A device, including a substrate, an electronically active component on the substrate, an interface dielectric on the semiconductor, and a relaxor dielectric on the interface dielectric. The relaxor dielectric includes a surfactant that is solid at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory Whiting, Tse Nga Ng, Bing R. Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9081283
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein provides highly efficient methods and materials useful for surface patterning via polymerization reactions. In particular, by using a light-mediated radical polymerization procedure, brush formation from a surface can be regulated spatially by controlling the area of irradiation. In embodiments of the invention, polymer chain length (and/or film thickness) can be effectively controlled by either the amount of time a surface is irradiated with light (temporal control) or by the intensity of light allowed to reach the surface. Such light-mediated control allows artisans to use the disclosed processes to form complex 3-dimensional structures on a variety of surfaces. Moreover, the simplicity of the disclosed polymerization processes allows them to be adapted for use in a wide range of technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Craig J. Hawker, Brett P. Fors, Justin E. Poelma
  • Patent number: 8822124
    Abstract: A method of forming a pattern comprises diffusing an acid formed by irradiating a portion of a photosensitive layer, into an underlayer comprising an acid sensitive copolymer having acid decomposable groups and attachment groups covalently bonded to the surface of the substrate and/or forming an interpolymer crosslink. Diffusing comprises heating the underlayer and photosensitive layer. The acid sensitive group reacts with the diffused acid to form a polar region on the underlayer, with the shape of the pattern. The photosensitive layer is removed, forming a self-assembling layer comprising a block copolymer having a first block with an affinity for the polar region, and a second block having less affinity for the polar region. The first block forms a domain aligned to the polar region, and the second block forms another domain aligned to the first. Removing either domain exposes a portion of the underlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter Trefonas, Phillip Dene Hustad, Cynthia Pierre
  • Patent number: 8647740
    Abstract: A method for labeling fabrics, such as fabric garments, and a heat-transfer label well-suited for use in said method. In one embodiment, the heat-transfer label comprises (i) a support portion, the support portion comprising a carrier and a release layer; (ii) a wax layer, the wax layer overcoating the release layer; and (iii) a transfer portion, the transfer portion comprising an adhesive layer printed onto the wax layer and an ink design layer printed onto the adhesive layer. Preferably, at least a portion of the ink design layer is printed using a variable printing technique, such as thermal transfer printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao-Ming He, Liviu Dinescu, Kuolih Tsai, Dong-Tsai Hseih, Li Shu, Yi-Hung Chiao, Alan Morgenthau, Ramin Heydarpour
  • Patent number: 7585609
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for forming images in positive- or negative-tone chemically amplified photoresists. The methods of the present invention rely on the vertical up-diffusion of photoacid generated by patternwise imaging of an underlayer disposed on a substrate and overcoated with a polymer containing acid labile functionality. In accordance with the present invention, the vertical up-diffusion can be the sole mechanism for imaging formation or the methods of the present invention can be used in conjunction with conventional imaging processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Eric Larson, Gregory Michael Wallraff
  • Patent number: 7537878
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an OLED is provided. The method includes providing a substrate, in which a pixel electrode is formed. In addition, the method includes laminating a donor substrate attached to a frame on an entire surface of the substrate, and irradiating a laser to a predetermined region of the donor substrate to form an organic layer pattern on the pixel electrode. The present invention provides a method of fabricating the OLED capable of suppressing generation of contaminants such as particles and so on, and preventing the donor substrate from sagging or bending, as well as improving transfer efficiency since the donor substrate and the substrate are readily adhered to each other to maintain vacuum state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Won Song, Seong-Taek Lee, Mu-Hyun Kim, Byung-Doo Chin
  • Publication number: 20080196626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising: (a) a polymer having at least one repeating unit of formula where R1 is a non-hydrolysable group and n is an integer ranging from 1 to 3; and (b) a crosslinking catalyst. The composition is useful in forming low k dielectric constant materials and as well as hard mask and underlayer materials with anti-reflective properties for the photolithography industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Hengpeng Wu, WooKyu Kim, Hong Zhuang, PingHung Lu, Mark Neisser, David Abdallah, Ruzhi Zhang
  • Patent number: 7371502
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating an OLED and a donor substrate are provided. The method includes: preparing a base substrate of a donor substrate; forming a light to heat conversion layer and a transfer layer on the base substrate; preparing a donor substrate including performing a dry cleaning process after forming the transfer layer; preparing a substrate, on which the transfer layer of the donor substrate is to be transferred; laminating the donor substrate and the substrate; and patterning the transfer layer by irradiating a laser to transfer the transfer layer on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Won Song, Seong-Taek Lee, Mu-Hyun Kim, Byung-Doo Chin, Tae-Min Kang, Jae-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 7160665
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for forming images in positive- or negative-tone chemically amplified photoresists. The methods of the present invention rely on the vertical up-diffusion of photoacid generated by patternwise imaging of an underlayer disposed on a substrate and overcoated with a polymer containing acid labile functionality. In accordance with the present invention, the vertical up-diffusion can be the sole mechanism for imaging formation or the methods of the present invention can be used in conjunction with conventional imaging processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Eric Larson, Gregory Michael Wallraff
  • Patent number: 7097963
    Abstract: Black-and-white, aqueous-based, silver halide-containing photothermographic materials have increased stability after imaging with the incorporation of at least 0.0002 mol/m2 of a halogen-substituted tetraazaindene compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Chaofeng Zou, Kumars Sakizadeh, George J. Burgmaier, Roger L. Klaus
  • Patent number: 7022441
    Abstract: Silver-free, aqueous-based direct thermographic materials are designed to have image tone with near neutral density. Without the use of organic silver salts containing reducible silver ions, the image is formed using a color developing agent precursor that releases a color developing agent when heated to a temperature of at least 80° C., a combination of cyan, yellow and magenta dye-forming color couplers that provide cyan, yellow, and magenta dyes, and a substituted or unsubstituted benzoquinone as an oxidizing agent. No silver metal or silver ions are purposely added to these materials. This combination of components provides a means for controlling image tone without reliance upon conventional toning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joe E. Maskasky, Victor P. Scaccia
  • Patent number: 6962763
    Abstract: Silver-free, aqueous-based direct thermographic materials are designed to have image tone with near neutral density. Without the use of organic silver salts containing reducible silver ions, the image is formed using a color developing agent precursor that releases a color developing agent when heated to a temperature of at least 80° C., a combination of cyan, yellow and magenta dye-forming color couplers that provide cyan, yellow, and magenta dyes, and a hindered-amine N-oxyl as an oxidizing agent. No silver metal or silver ions are purposely added to these materials. This combination of components provides a means for controlling image tone without reliance upon conventional toning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joe E. Maskasky, Victor P. Scaccia
  • Patent number: 6946232
    Abstract: An image-receiving element for use in photographic and photothermographic diffusion transfer film units of the type where the image-receiving element is designed to be removed, or “peeled-apart” from a photosensitive element following exposure and photographic processing. The present image-receiving element comprises, in sequence, a support, an image-receiving layer and a strip-coat layer which serves to facilitate separation of the image-receiving element from the photosensitive element after photographic processing. The strip-coat layer comprises an anion of poly(acrylic acid), or a salt thereof, complexed with a cationic quaternary salt. In a preferred embodiment, the strip coat layer may include an ethoxylated alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Gerard Gomes, Gary S. LaPointe, James J. Manning
  • Patent number: 6911294
    Abstract: A multicolor image forming material comprising: an image receiving sheet comprising an image receiving layer; and at least five heat transfer sheets different in color each comprising a substrate, a light-heat conversion layer and an image forming layer, each of the heat transfer sheets being adapted to be superposed on the image receiving sheet with the image forming layer facing the image receiving layer and irradiated with laser light to transfer the irradiated area of the image forming layer to the image receiving layer to record an image on the image receiving sheet, wherein the area of the recording has a size of 515 mm by 728 mm or larger, and at least one of the heat transfer sheets comprises titanium oxide as a colorant in the image forming layer thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Yoshinari
  • Patent number: 6824961
    Abstract: A heat developing method having the steps of: initially making the overall surface of a heat developing photosensitive material or a photosensitive and thermosensitive recording material (hereinafter called a “heat developing recording material”) to a predetermined temperature not lower than a glass transition temperature and not higher than heat development start temperature; and performing heat development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Ogawa, Toshitaka Agano
  • Patent number: 6790569
    Abstract: A color photothermographic element comprising at least three light-sensitive units which have their individual sensitivities in different wavelength regions, each of the units comprising at least one light-sensitive silver-halide emulsion, binder, and dye-providing coupler, and a blocked developer in the presence of a thermal solvent represented by the following structure: wherein the groups are as defined in the specification to promote the thermal development of the photothermographic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Xiqiang Yang, Zbyslaw R. Owczarczyk, David T. Southby, Mark E. Irving, Paul B. Merkel, Lyn M. Irving, David H. Levy
  • Patent number: 6750894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of recording an image of a given object onto a substrate. In the method, the object is first defined as the numerical image values at its coordinate locations and then, using these numerical values for control, the final image is recorded with the help of reactive agents capable of undergoing a change of state. Each one of the state-changing reactive agents is applied onto each point of the substrate in an amount located and controlled by the numerical value of the respective point in the object image, whereupon each one of the amounts of the applied agents is subjected to a reaction causing a change of state. The invention can be implemented to record photographic images, for instance. Other applications are in the manufacture of printed-circuit boards, printing plates and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: Urho A. Pietilä
  • Publication number: 20040053157
    Abstract: A multicolor image forming material comprising: an image receiving sheet comprising an image receiving layer; and at least five heat transfer sheets different in color each comprising a substrate, a light-heat conversion layer and an image forming layer, each of the heat transfer sheets being adapted to be superposed on the image receiving sheet with the image forming layer facing the image receiving layer and irradiated with laser light to transfer the irradiated area of the image forming layer to the image receiving layer to record an image on the image receiving sheet, wherein the area of the recording has a size of 515 mm by 728 mm or larger, and at least one of the heat transfer sheets comprises titanium oxide as a colorant in the image forming layer thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Yoshinari
  • Publication number: 20040029033
    Abstract: An ink transfer sheet and method for using the same. The transfer sheet includes a backing layer, a release layer on the backing layer, and an ink receiving layer on the release layer. The ink receiving layer contains a quaternary ammonium salt thereon or impregnated therein. To use the transfer sheet, an ink containing an anionic coloring agent is applied to the ink receiving layer, preferably using thermal inkjet methods. Thereafter, the transfer sheet is positioned on a fabric substrate. Heat is applied to the sheet which causes the release layer and ink receiving layer to adhere to the substrate. The backing layer is then detached from the release layer leaving the release and ink receiving layers (with the printed image thereon) on the substrate. This process transfers the image to the fabric substrate, with the image being stabilized by interactions between the quaternary ammonium salt and anionic coloring agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Melissa D. Boyd, Mark H. Kowaiski
  • Patent number: 6689533
    Abstract: A dye-fixing element for color diffusion transfer process, having an ultraviolet-absorbing layer that contains an ultraviolet absorber in a coating amount of 0.2 g/m2 or more, over a mordant layer; and containing, as at least one dispersion medium for the ultraviolet absorber, a compound represented by formula (1), in a ratio (mass ratio) of 25 to 200% of the ultraviolet absorber; with the sum of coating amounts of the ultraviolet absorber and total dispersion medium for the ultraviolet absorber being 1.0 g/m2 or less; wherein x and y each represent a molar fraction of each recurring unit, the total of x and y is 1, and y ranges from 0.85 to 0.95.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Irita
  • Patent number: 6673508
    Abstract: A planographic printing plate material and a method of preparing a planographic printing plate are disclosed, the planographic printing plate material comprising a support and provided thereon, one or more structural layers containing light sensitive silver halide grains, organic silver salt grains, a reducing agent, a contrast-increasing agent and a physical developing nucleus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Sampei
  • Patent number: 6645711
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material containing a compound of the formula: wherein R1, R2 and R3 each represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; R4 represents an alkyl, aryl or heterocyclic group; R1 and R2, or/and R2 and R4 may combine with each other to form a 5-membered, 6-membered or 7-membered ring; Z represents a group of non-metallic atoms that form a 5-membered, 6-membered or 7-membered ring together with the nitrogen atom and two carbon atoms in the benzene ring; R5 represents an alkyl, aryl or heterocyclic group, in which the compound of the formula contains none of a hydroxyl group, a carboxyl group and a sulfo group in each of R1, R2, R3 and R4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Uchida, Toshio Kawagishi, Masaaki Tsukase, Kazuhiko Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20030194637
    Abstract: A dye-fixing element for color diffusion transfer process, having an ultraviolet-absorbing layer that contains an ultraviolet absorber in a coating amount of 0.2 g/m2 or more, over a mordant layer; and containing, as at least one dispersion medium for the ultraviolet absorber, a compound represented by formula (1), in a ratio (mass ratio) of 25 to 200% of the ultraviolet absorber; with the sum of coating amounts of the ultraviolet absorber and total dispersion medium for the ultraviolet absorber being 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Irita
  • Publication number: 20030124451
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing identification (ID) cards using a photosensitive imaging system employing microcapsules is described. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, ID cards are produced by translating an image containing identifying indicia into a latent image on an appropriate photosensitive donor sheet, pressure developing the latent image, forming a full color print of the image on a developer sheet, laminating an ID card substrate in registration with the image to the developer sheet and die cutting the laminated article to produce an ID card. Self-contained imaging systems can also be used to produce identification cards. The image preferably includes unique information useful in identifying the card holder such as a photograph, fingerprint, signature, description, name, etc. The identifying indicia may be combined with non-variable information including background printing, card issuer data, logos, security features, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Joseph C. Camillus, Alexander Y. Polykarpov, Ibrahim Katampe
  • Publication number: 20030096188
    Abstract: A planographic printing plate material and a method of preparing a planographic printing plate are disclosed, the planographic printing plate material comprising a support and provided thereon, one or more structural layers containing light sensitive silver halide grains, organic silver salt grains, a reducing agent, a contrast-increasing agent and a physical developing nucleus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Takeshi Sampei
  • Patent number: 6495304
    Abstract: There is disclosed a novel color-developing agent of a 1,2,4-thiadiazol-5-yl hydrazine type. There is also disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material which gives sufficient color formation by development and forms an image excellent in image quality and image storability, by using the color-developing agent. Further, there is disclosed an image-forming method using the light-sensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Uchida, Yasuhiro Ishiwata, Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Taiji Katsumata, Takashi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20020172899
    Abstract: A heat developing method having the steps of: initially making the overall surface of a heat developing photosensitive material or a photosensitive and thermosensitive recording material (hereinafter called a “heat developing recording material”) to a predetermined temperature not lower than a glass transition temperature and not higher than heat development start temperature; and performing heat development.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaharu Ogawa, Toshitaka Agano
  • Publication number: 20020102489
    Abstract: There is disclosed a novel color-developing agent of a 1,2,4-thiadiazol-5-yl hydrazine type. There is also disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material which gives sufficient color formation by development and forms an image excellent in image quality and image storability, by using the color-developing agent. Further, there is disclosed an image-forming method using the light-sensitive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Osamu Uchida, Yasuhiro Ishiwata, Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Taiji Katsumata, Takashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6423465
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for preparing a patterned continuous polymeric brush on a substrate surface. The method generally involves functionalization of the substrate surface followed by surface-initiated polymerization at the initiation sites so provided, e.g., using a living free radical polymerization technique or the like, whereby a covalently bound continuous polymeric brush results, with acid-labile groups present throughout. An acid is then applied to the continuous polymer brush in a predetermined pattern, under conditions that result in removal of the acid-labile groups in at least one first region of the continuous polymer brush but not in at least one second region of the continuous polymer brush. In a preferred embodiment, the acid is a photogenerated acid resulting from imagewise irradiation of a photoacid generator applied as a film or coating to the surface-bound polymer brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Craig Jon Hawker, James Lupton Hedrick, William Dinan Hinsberg, III, Marc Husemann, Michael Morrison
  • Patent number: 6410217
    Abstract: A heat-developable color light-sensitive material which contains at least, on a support, a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion, a binder, and a dye-providing compound, wherein the light-sensitive material contains at least one compound represented by formula (I) in, for example, a protective layer: formula (I) wherein R1 is a chlorine atom or an alkoxy group, R2 is an acylamino group or an alkoxycarbonyl group, R11 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; R12 and R13, which are the same or different from, each are a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group or an alkoxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Uehara, Nobuhiro Nishita
  • Patent number: 6403278
    Abstract: An image-receiving element for use in photographic and photothermographic dirrufsion transfer film units of the type where the image-receiving element is designed to be removed, or “peeled-apart” from a photosensitive element following exposure and photographic processing. The present image-receiving element comprises, in sequence, a support, an image-receiving layer and a strip-coat layer which serves to facilitate separation of the image-receiving element from the photosensitive element after photographic processing. The strip-coat layer comprises a cationic homopolymer or a copolymer of an acrylate with a quarternary salt functional group. The strip coat provides a glossy image after photographic processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Agota F. Fehervari, James J. Manning
  • Patent number: 6340561
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat developable color photosensitive material, said material comprising a support having disposed thereon a photosensitive layer including at least two layers, any one of the layers containing a photosensitive silver halide, a binder, and an incorporated color developing agent, one layer containing a substantially colorless coupler which forms a diffusive dye by coupling with the oxidized form of the incorporated developing agent, another layer containing a compound represented by the general formula (1). In the color photosensitive material for heat development, the hue of the diffusive dye, which is formed by the coupling reaction between the substantially colorless compound and the oxidized form of the incorporated color developing agent, and the hue of the diffusive dye residue, which is represented by Dye in the general formula (1), differ from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Naruse, Yuki Mizukawa
  • Patent number: 6337170
    Abstract: This invention provides a color diffusion transfer image forming material comprising a light-sensitive material containing a compound which forms or releases a diffusible dye upon reaction with a developing agent derived from a light-sensitive silver halide, aminopheno derivative or phenylenediamine derivative and an oxidation product of the developing agent supported on a first support, and a dye-fixing material containing a discoloration preventing agent having a specific structure supported on a second support which may be the same as or different from the first support, wherein the light-sensitive material and the dye-fixing material are located so that the diffusible dye formed or released by developing is at least transferred from the light-sensitive material to the dye-fixing material in developing the light-sensitive material, thereby providing the image forming material with excellent properties in terms of dye concentration, image fastness and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideaki Naruse
  • Patent number: 6333143
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for forming an image on a light-sensitive material having on a base at least a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion and a binder, which comprises, subjecting at least one light-sensitive layer to exposure to light, by using an exposure head that has a plurality of different light sources for emitting lights in respective specific wavelength regions correspondingly to adjacent exposure picture elements, to form an image, wherein, in the specific wavelength regions from the shortest wavelength to the longest wavelength for the respective plurality of light sources to be used, the change in sensitivity of the light-sensitive material in the spectral sensitivity curve obtained by plotting the sensitivities of the light-sensitive material in terms of the specific wavelength regions including the wavelengths in centers of gravity of respective light sources is 0.01 log E/nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibata, Yuji Mihara
  • Patent number: 6329129
    Abstract: A heat-developable color light-sensitive material comprising a support having thereon at least a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion, a hydrophilic binder and a dye-donating compound capable of releasing a diffusible dye in correspondence or counter-correspondence to the silver development, wherein at least two light-insensitive layers are provided between the support and a light-sensitive layer closest to the support and the light-insensitive layer not adjacent to the light-sensitive layer contains at least one compound represented by the following formula (I) or (II): wherein R1 to R6 are defined herein wherein R7, R8 and R9 are defined herein and Y represents —CO— or —SO2—.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayasu Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20010038982
    Abstract: A heat-developable color light-sensitive material which contains at least, on a support, a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion, a binder, and a dye-providing compound, wherein the light-sensitive material contains at least one compound represented by formula (I) in, for example, a protective layer: formula (I) 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventors: Kazuki Uehara, Nobuhiro Nishita
  • Patent number: 6303282
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a color photographic photosensitive material for heat development, which material is characterized in that the color photographic photosensitive material produces superior discrimination with reduced color muddiness in rapid processing. The color photographic photosensitive material for heat development of the present invention comprises a support having thereon a photosensitive silver halide, a binder, a dye-releasable compound, a compound represented by the general formula (I) or (II), and a compound represented by the general formula (III) or (IV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Naruse, Toshio Kawagishi, Takeshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 6303261
    Abstract: Disclosed are a silver halide color photographic material having on a support a photographic element in which silver halide grains, a developing agent and a coupler capable of forming a dye by reaction with an oxidation product of the developing agent are incorporated, the photographic element further comprising at least one color stain inhibitive compound represented by the following formula (SC-1) or (SC-2) and at least one photographically useful group-releasing compound represented by the following formula (II); and a method of forming color images by the use of the foregoing material: A—[(L1)a—(B)m]p—(L2)n—PUG  (II)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Arakawa, Toshio Kawagishi
  • Patent number: 6277994
    Abstract: There is disclosed a novel color-developing agent of a 1,2,4-thiadiazol-5-yl hydrazine type. There is also disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material which gives sufficient color formation by development and forms an image excellent in image quality and image storability, by using the color-developing agent. Further, there is disclosed an image-forming method using the light-sensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Uchida, Yasuhiro Ishiwata, Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Taiji Katsumata, Takashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6277537
    Abstract: A photographic chrogenic and substantially dry dye-diffusion-transfer element is disclosed, wherein said element is activated by heat and comprises contacting dye-receiver and dye-donor layers and further comprises a layer which contains a thermal solvent according to formula (I) wherein Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, and Z5 are substituents, the Hammet sigma paameters of Z2, Z3, and Z4 sum to at least −0.28 and less than 1.53; the calculated logP for I is greater than 3 and less than 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David Scott Bailey, Ronald Henry White, John Texter
  • Patent number: 6268105
    Abstract: There is disclosed a dye-fixing element utilizable to form an image by releasing or producing an image-forming dye or a precursor thereof in proportion or contraproportion to developed silver formed by development after imagewise exposing of a photosensitive silver halide and thereafter by diffusion or diffusive-transfer of the dye, which element comprises a polymeric dye mordant containing a recurring unit of the formula (A) and/or (B): wherein R12 and R22 each are H or an alkyl group, Y1 and Y2 each are ←CONR4—, ←COO— or ←CH(OH)CH2O—, X is Cl, Br, I or OH, Z is an atomic group necessary to form a 5- to 7-membered heteroring together with the N, R13 and R23 each are H, CH3, C2H5, or a halogen atom, and R4 is H or an alkyl group having 1-4 carbon atoms, and the symbol ← is a bond on the side of the main chain of the polymer. There is also disclosed a method for forming a color image excellent in fastness to light without causing any color-mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Arakatsu, Nobuo Seto, Toshiki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 6265118
    Abstract: There is disclosed an image element wherein a dye, formed or released by reaction with an oxidized product of specific a compound, and specific a fixed compound, coexist in a binder on a support. The image element can have high color density in image, and it can be excellent in light fastness. Furthermore, there is also disclosed an image formation method to provide the image element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiichi Taguchi
  • Patent number: 6265117
    Abstract: A color imaging element comprising a dye formed upon a reaction of an oxidation product of a compound represented by formula (I) shown below together with at least one water-soluble compound represented by formula (II) shown below on a support: wherein Z represents a carbamoyl group, an acyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, a sulfonyl group or a sulfamoyl group; and Q represents an atomic group necessary for forming an unsaturated ring together with the carbon atom; wherein X represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, an aliphatic group, an acyl group, an aliphatic oxy group, an aliphatic oxycarbonyl group or an aryloxycarbonyl group; Y1 and Y2, which may be the same or different, each represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, or Y1 and Y2 may be combined with each other to form a 5-membered or 6-membered ring; Z1 represents a simple bond, a methylene group which may be substituted or an ethylene group which may be substituted; Z2 represents a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiichi Taguchi
  • Patent number: 6261746
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image-forming method which comprises exposing a photographic material comprising a support having thereon at least a photosensitive silver halide emulsion and a binder, the silver halide emulsion containing at least one compound selected from metal ions and metal complex ions which are electron traps of 0.2 eV or less in depth, with an exposing head having at least three kinds of exposure light sources having different specific light emitting wavelength regions corresponding to at least three different color sensitivities of the photographic material, each of the at least three kinds of exposure light sources having different center-of-gravity wavelengths in each of the specific light emitting wavelength regions, wherein each of the specific light emitting wavelength regions is from the shortest wavelength to the longest wavelength among the exposure light sources having different center-of-gravity wavelengths, and the photographic material has a sensitivity variation of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuji Kosugi
  • Patent number: 6251576
    Abstract: A heat developing color photosensitive material including a substrate carrying thereon a photosensitive silver halide, binder, a developing agent having specific structure classified into an aminophenol derivative or a phenylenediamine derivative and a compound which forms or releases a diffusive dye by reaction with an oxidized product of the developing agent, in which the material further comprises at least one of the specific naphtol derivatives, phenol derivatives, pyrazolone derivatives, aminophenol derivatives, and the like. These compounds each preferably contain an organic ballasting group which allows the compound. There is also disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material which includes at least a compound of the formula (1) or (2): This light-sensitive material is excellent in discrimination and raw stock storability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiki Taguchi, Masaaki Tukase, Makoto Yamada, Hideaki Naruse
  • Patent number: 6238856
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material comprising a support having provided thereon at least one hydrophilic colloidal layer containing at least one color-developing agent represented by general formula (1) and at least one coupler represented by general formula (2): wherein C&agr; represents a carbon atom, Z represents a carbamoyl group, an acyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group or an aryloxycarbonyl group, and Q represents an atomic group forming an unsaturated ring together with C&agr;. wherein C&bgr; represents a carbon atom, EWG represents a cyano group, a carbamoyl group or an alkoxycarbonyl group, LG represents a group which is released by a coupling reaction with an oxidation product of a developing agent, and M represents an atomic group forming a 5-membered aromatic heterocycle together with C&bgr;.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Uchida, Yasuhiro Ishiwata, Taiji Katsumata
  • 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