Treating With Processing Composition Prior To Imaging And Then Developing Patents (Class 430/422)
  • Patent number: 8163469
    Abstract: A coating and developing apparatus has: a treatment block-including a water repellent module performing water repellent treatment on a substrate, a coating module, and a developing module; a substrate side-surface portion water repellent module for performing water repellent treatment on a side surface of a substrate; and a control unit controlling operations of the modules to execute steps of performing water repellent treatment at least on a side surface portion of a substrate and performing a first resist coating on an entire surface of the substrate; performing a first development after a first liquid-immersion exposure is performed; performing a second resist coating on the entire surface, and performing a second development after a second liquid-immersion exposure is performed, and further to execute a step of performing water repellent treatment on the side surface portion of the substrate after the first development and before the second exposure is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kouichi Hontake, Hideharu Kyouda
  • Patent number: 7807333
    Abstract: To provide a development system for lithographic printing plate precursors using a neutral developer, capable of preventing the non-image area of the resulting printing plates from being stained. In developing a lithographic printing plate precursor with a neutral developer having a pH of from 5.8 to 8.6, ultrasonic waves and/or an electric current are imparted to the neutral developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Koji Hayashi, Chiaki Nakamura, Eiji Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20100081097
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus comprises an indexer block, an anti-reflection film processing block, a resist film processing block, a development processing block, a resist cover film processing block, a resist cover film removal block, a cleaning/drying processing block and an interface block. These blocks are arranged in the substrate processing apparatus in the above order. An exposure device is arranged adjacent to the interface block of the substrate processing apparatus. A hydrophobic processing unit is arranged in the resist cover film processing block and applies hydrophobic processing to the substrate before exposure processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Sokudo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Kaneyama, Kazuhito Shigemori, Akiko Harumoto, Tadashi Miyagi
  • Patent number: 7282243
    Abstract: The present invention has as its object to provide a pattern forming method which, even if a pattern is formed by photolithography, can keep the edge of the opening portion of the pattern in a sharp state and yet, can make the wall surface of the recess of the pattern into a tapered shape, and a method of manufacturing an ink jet recording head to which the aforedescribed method is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Norio Ohkuma, Hikaru Ueda, Maki Hatta, Masaki Ohsumi, Takayuki Ono
  • Publication number: 20040072109
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic photosensitive material comprising, on a reflective support, at least one yellow-coloring photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one magenta-coloring photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one cyan-coloring photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer and at least one non-photosensitive, non-coloring hydrophilic colloid layer. Reflective density A(&lgr;) at a wavelength &lgr; at an unexposed portion of the material after a color development treatment is 0.08 or less for 450 nm, 0.10 or less for 550 nm, and 0.08 or less for 650 nm. Alternatively, chromaticity at the unexposed portion of the material after the color development treatment satisfies the condition: 91≦L*≦96, 0≦a*≦2.0, −9.0≦b*≦−3.0. Also provided is a process for forming an image using the silver halide color photographic photosensitive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Makuta, Shin Soejima, Hiroyuki Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 6562560
    Abstract: A process for the treatment of a photographic material particularly a high speed photographic material, comprising an emulsion containing silver halide grains the treatment being to reduce the sensitivity of the material to ionizing radiation comprises prior to exposure, subjecting the material to a treatment that reduces the surface image dispersity so that fewer centers develop on each grain. The process may involve subjecting the photographic emulsion to physical pressure to deform the grains to introduce internal trapping centers for latent image formation so that a proportion of the latent image can be formed within the grains rather than on the grain surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Patrick Broadhead, Michael Christianson, Adrian J. B. Codling, Roy King
  • Patent number: 6511795
    Abstract: A process of transferring a photographic image to a stone surface, such as slate tile, provides for the use of a gelatin subbing solution in a step of preparing the stone surface for the receipt of the image. Additional steps include application of polyacrylic coating and concrete staining material to the surface prior to exposing the surface to the gelatin subbing solution, and using conventional photo developing compounds for permanently affixing a transferred image to the stone surface. Mixing gelatin, chrome alum and water makes the gelatin subbing solution. For an “antique” look, the photograph can be exposed to a sulfide sepia toner prior to transfer of the image to the stone surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Ralph S. Klafert
  • 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: 5965336
    Abstract: The invention concerns the antistatic processing of photographic products. The process of the invention comprises applying an antistatic composition to the edge of a film reel. The antistatic composition may comprise an aqueous solution of an polymeric aluminosilicate. The invention has application to the improvement of antistatic characteristics during the photographic processing and printing of cinematographic films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Marcel H. Martin
  • Patent number: 5776666
    Abstract: A method of accelerating black and white development comprising contacting a negative-type silver halide photographic element during processing with a developer prebath or a developer bath comprising an accelerator compound of the formula: ##STR1## is disclosed, wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and R.sub.3 are substituents; said R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and R.sub.3 may further combine with each other to form a 5-, 6-, or 7-membered ring; and wherein said developer prebath and developer bath do not contain any iron(III) ion complex salt having bleaching activity.A bath selected from the group consisting of developer prebaths and developer baths for black and white development of a negative-type silver halide photographic element comprising an aqueous solution of accelerator compound of the formula: ##STR2## is also disclosed, wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and R.sub.3 are substituents; said R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John Texter, Arthur Herman Herz, Henry Wolf Altland
  • Patent number: 5698382
    Abstract: A method for processing a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material comprising a color developing process is disclosed. The color developing process comprisesthe first step of supplying one of a first color developing partial solution containing a color developing agent as a principal component and a second color developing partial solution containing an alkaline agent as a principal component, substantially only to an image-forming surface of the light-sensitive material,the second step of supplying one of the first partial solution and the second partial solution other than that supplied at the first step or a color developing solution containing a color developing agent and an alkaline agent, to the image-forming surface of the light-sensitive material at the same time or just after the first step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Nakahanada, Yutaka Ueda, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Moeko Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 5631121
    Abstract: It is important to control the temperature during the development stage of a photographic process in order to maximize the efficiency thereof. This is a particular problem when photographic materials are processed in high throughput processors which operate with reduced volume chemistry as these material have a tendency to cool the developer solution if not at the correct temperature. Described herein is a method for improving the temperature stability of the material to be processed by heating it before processing. The material is passed through a conditioning chamber where it is heated to the desired processing temperature prior to entering the development stage of a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael Ridgway, John R. Fyson
  • Patent number: 5068167
    Abstract: Pepper fog may be reduced in high contrast photographic materials comprising silver halide emulsion in association with a hydrazine by the presence of at least 0.001 mole per mole of silver halide of a water-soluble bromide and/or water-soluble chloride. Suitable water-soluble bromides and chlorides are alkali metal bromides and chlorides which are advantageously added to the silver halide emulsion after physical ripening and washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Kevin P. Hall
  • Patent number: 5034249
    Abstract: Layers containing proteinaceous binders, in particular gelatin layers of the kind used, for example, in photographic recording materials, are hardened by means of an instant hardener by casting a hardening system composed of at least two layers over the layer of binder, the lower of these two layers containing the instant hardener while the upper layer, which may be applied together with or immediately after the lower layer, contains a protein-containing binder but no hardener. The hardened layers have improved surface properties (wet scratch resistance, antifriction properties).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Assignee: Agfa Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinz Reif, Prem Lalvani, Hans Buschmann
  • Patent number: 4914011
    Abstract: A process for forming an anti-halation layer on the surface of a polyester photographic film support comprises the steps of (1) subjecting the surface to an activation treatment such as, for example, corona discharge treatment; (2) coating the activated surface with a composition comprising an anti-halation agent, such as carbon black, and an alkali-soluble polymeric binder, such as cellulose acetate hexahydrophthlate, dispersed in a liquid organic medium; and (3) drying the coating to thereby form an anti-halation layer which is strongly adherent to the polyester film suport yet is readily removable by an alkaline photographic processing solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: William R. Grous
  • Patent number: 4853320
    Abstract: A method of locally providing metal on a surface of a substrate, in which the substrate is provided at the surface with an electrocatalythic image. The surface is then brought into contact with an electroless metal-plating solution. The electrocatalythic image is capable of binding metal to it from the metal-plating solution. Due to the fact that the image is brought into contact with the metal-plating solutin, the image is gradually strengthened with metal from the solution. With images smaller than 10 .mu.m, this strengthening is prevented, however, due to the fact that oxygen is present in the solution. Because oxygen is reduced, a reduction of metal ions in the solution cannot occur, as a result of which no metal deposition takes place on the image. According to the invention, the reduction of oxygen in the solution is counteracted at least relatively so that also in the case of images smaller than 10 .mu.m metal ions are reduced without hindrance to the metal, which is then deposited on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Johannes W. M. Jacobs, Johannes M. G. Rikken
  • Patent number: 4845019
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus disclosed herein provide commercially viable means to selectively improve the input and output characteristics of photosensitive materials, especially the output contrast variables. The present invention allows commercially available photosensitive material such as the high contrast Ilford Cibachrome Copy CCO Paper.RTM. to display dramatically improved color balance and contrast range characteristics when making reproductions from slides or prints. Recreational, professional and military photo duplication techniques are greatly improved by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Visicon Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Quentin D. Vaughan, IV
  • Patent number: 4426442
    Abstract: Producing metal images or patterns on and/or below the surface of a substrate material comprising a semiconducting light-sensitive compound, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide which after exposure of a metal compound releases this metal in the form of nuclei. Exposure takes place in the solution of the metal compound by means of a moving beam of laser light whereby the nuclei pattern is directly "written". Thereafter, the nuclei image is intensified in known manner to produce a visible image or a conductive pattern, for example by means of an electroless plating solution. Use: the recording of information as well as the production of printed circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Arian Molenaar, Peter E. Wierenga
  • Patent number: 4384039
    Abstract: For the recording of local boundary-layer flow-line directions in liquid media by means of a photographic layer,(a) small reagent depots or deposits, with a volume of about 0.2 mm.sup.3, of a water-soluble substance reactive to silver ions ("chemical flow line indicators") are applied in raster fashion to the surface which is to be exposed to the flow and which surface is previously coated with a dry or swelled photographic sheet film,(b) the reagent deposits are covered with an inert layer which is soluble in the liquid flow medium,(c) the surface so prepared is exposed to the flow of an aqueous flow medium, and(d) the film is developed according to conventional means.The reagent deposits, which may be present as a paste, can contain a precipitation agent for silver ions. The deposits can be applied as a dot raster to the surface which is to be exposed to the flow (and which is coated with a photographic film) by means of screen printing or by means of a hole raster template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1983
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinrich Opitz, Bernhard Montag, Gerd Urban
  • Patent number: 4361644
    Abstract: The disclosed method relates to a method for recording flow boundary layers in liquid media by photochemical means. According to the invention, surfaces which can be developed in a plane and to which a photographic film sheet is cemented are exposed under steady-state conditions to the flow of a liquid medium containing a dissolved agent reacting with the photo gelatin layer. The liquid medium may contain agents furnishing HS-ions or agents capable of dissolving silver halide or reducing silver halide. If a photographic film sheet is used, the silver ions of which are reduced to silver, the flow exposure is performed with an agent having oxidizing and dissolving action. With the method disclosed, half-tone photograms of flow boundary layers in liquids can be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1982
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerd Urban, Heinrich Opitz, Gert Mages
  • Patent number: 4350757
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for making visible by photochemical means residual moisture distributions in photographic wet film layers subjected to a gas flow. According to the invention, a film diffusely pre-exposed is immersed in an aqueous swelling agent solution which contains either (a) a reducing agent or (b) an alkali. After being exposed to the air stream, the invisible residual moisture profile is immersed in an alcoholic solution of either (a) an alkali or (b) a reducing agent. The half-tone image produced serves for determining stationary local boundary layer thickness distributions, wall shearing stresses, material transfer coefficients and heat transfer coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Montag, Gert Mages, Heinrich Opitz
  • Patent number: 4259431
    Abstract: Stationary heat transfer coefficient fields are made visible by applying a swelled photographic film (original wet film) in daylight to the article to be exposed to the flow. The wet film obtained after it is exposed to a gas flow and removed from the article, is squeezed onto an unexposed dry photographic film. The separated wet copy (latent image) is seeded with reactive gas (H.sub.2 S) to make the moisture profile visible, and is developed into a wet-copy photogram (black-and-white picture), the sharp contours of which (line equidensities, isohumids) can optionally be translated into colors, corresponding to the stationary mass transfer distribution, and with which definite heat transfer coefficients can thereby be correlated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinrich Opitz, Bernhard Montag
  • Patent number: 4250249
    Abstract: For developing residual-moisture photographs according to the wet-film technique, a pre-treatment with a first solution of about 5% ethanolic NaOH is performed first at about C. After the alkali exchange, the exposed film passes through a bath at a bath temperature of C. with a hydroquinone-containing photographic developer. This "Two-bath wet developing method" takes place in daylight. The developed, fixed, rinsed and dried film can be evaluated directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Bernhard Montag