Ingredient For Color Compensation Or Correction Containing Patents (Class 430/504)
  • Patent number: 8409792
    Abstract: Silver halide photographic elements that are color intermediate motion picture films have at least one green sensitive silver halide emulsion that includes a green sensitizing dye that is a cyanine dye having two oxazole groups in the molecule, and another green sensitizing dye having either two imidazole groups in the molecule or one oxazole group and one thiazole group in the molecule. The molar ratio of the first green sensitizing dye to the second green sensitizing dye is from about 4:1 to about 0.3:1. The magenta dye image forming unit has at least one green sensitive silver halide emulsion layer that comprises predominantly cubic silver iodobromide grains having at least 90 mol % bromide and at least 1 mol % iodide, which grains have an average equivalent spherical diameter (ESD) of less than 0.25 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: East Kodak Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Hansen
  • Patent number: 7998665
    Abstract: Silver halide photographic elements that are color intermediate motion picture films have at least one green sensitive silver halide emulsion that includes a green sensitizing dye that is a cyanine dye having two oxazole groups in the molecule, and another green sensitizing dye having either two imidazole groups in the molecule or one oxazole group and one thiazole group in the molecule. The molar ratio of the first green sensitizing dye to the second green sensitizing dye is from about 4:1 to about 0.3:1. The magenta dye image forming unit has at least one green sensitive silver halide emulsion layer that comprises predominantly cubic silver iodobromide grains having at least 90 mol % bromide and at least 1 mol % iodide, which grains have an average equivalent spherical diameter (ESD) of less than 0.25 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Hansen
  • Patent number: 7914977
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material, having, on a transparent support, at least one each of yellow-, cyan-, and magenta-color-forming photosensitive silver halide emulsion layers, and photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a coupler that forms a dye having its absorption maximum at a wavelength longer than 730 nm upon reaction with an oxidized product of a developing agent, wherein the yellow-color-forming photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer contains photosensitive silver halide grains having an average grain size of 0.4 ?m or below and a silver chloride content of 95 mole % or above based on total silver in the grains, and wherein the photosensitive silver halide grains include photosensitive silver halide grains whose iodide ion concentrations have their maxima at grain surfaces and decrease gradually toward the interior of the grains; and a method of processing a silver halide color photosensitive material for use in film screening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sakai, Tatsuya Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 7687229
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material having, on a support, at least each one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers containing yellow-, magenta-, or cyan-dye-forming-coupler, and at least one light-insensitive hydrophilic colloid layer, wherein at least one of the dye-forming couplers is a dye-forming coupler that forms an azomethine dye having a solubility of 1×10?8 mol/L to 5×10?3 mol/L in ethyl acetate; and an image forming method using the light-sensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuaki Deguchi, Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Mamoru Sakurazawa, Makoto Yamada, Takehiko Satou
  • Publication number: 20090325108
    Abstract: Silver halide color photographic elements having multiple color imaging layers contain a permanent, pre-formed magenta dye that is present in an amount to provide a status M green density greater than 0.005 per mg/m2. This dye provides minimum density at lower cost and enables lower dye levels and a reduced organic load that may lead to improved film physical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Paul L. Zengerle, John W. Harder, Drake M. Michno, James H. Reynolds, Steven P. Szatynski
  • Patent number: 7632632
    Abstract: Silver halide color photographic elements having multiple color imaging layers contain a permanent, pre-formed magenta dye that is present in an amount to provide a status M green density greater than 0.005 per mg/m2. This dye provides minimum density at lower cost and enables lower dye levels and a reduced organic load that may lead to improved film physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul L. Zengerle, John W. Harder, Drake M. Michno, James H. Reynolds, Steven P. Szatynski
  • Patent number: 7629112
    Abstract: Silver halide color photographic elements having multiple color imaging layers contain a permanent, pre-formed yellow colorant that is present in an amount to provide a status M blue density greater than 0.003 per mg/m2. This colorant provides minimum density at lower cost and can be incorporated with minimal or no organic solvents and thus enable a reduced organic load that may lead to improved film physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul L. Zengerle, Drake M. Michno, James H. Reynolds, Steven P. Szatynski, John W. Harder
  • Patent number: 7598026
    Abstract: An image-forming method comprising: employing a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, comprising, on a support, at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow dye-forming coupler, at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a magenta dye-forming coupler, at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a cyan dye-forming coupler, at least one color-mix preventing layer and at least one protective layer, wherein the said silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow dye-forming coupler includes a blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion having a silver chloride content of 90 mole % or more and containing at least one specific blue-sensitive sensitizing dye; and exposing the said silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material to a blue semiconductor laser of a wavelength shorter by 30 nm to 60 nm than the wavelength at which the said blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion has the spectral sensitivity maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akito Yokozawa, Tatsuya Ishizaka, Katsuyuki Takada, Yoshiro Ochiai, Tetsuo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7592133
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material, includes transparent support having provided thereon a blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the average equivalent-sphere diameter of the silver halide grains contained in each layers is 0.35 ?m or less, and an upper layer of the green-sensitive emulsion layer contains a fixed magenta dye, an upper layer or the red-sensitive emulsion layer contains a fixed cyan dye, and the green-sensitive layer contains a pyrazolotriazole, pyrazolopyrrole or 4-thio-pyrazolo-5-one coupler having a specific structure, and an image-recording method uses the photographic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Miki, Hideyuki Shirai, Junichiro Hosokawa, Tetsuo Kikuchi, Yoichi Hosoya, Katsuyuki Nukui, Ryoji Nishimura, Kouichi Yokota
  • Patent number: 7556918
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, having at least one each of blue-, green-, and red-sensitive emulsion layers containing yellow, magenta, and cyan couplers, respectively, on a support; wherein said blue-sensitive emulsion layer contains at least one coupler of formula (I); and wherein the light-sensitive material satisfies expression a-1) and/or b-1): wherein, Q forms a 5- to 7-membered ring with the —N?C—N(R1)-; R1 and R2 each are a substituent; m is 0 to 5; and X is a hydrogen atom, or a coupling split-off group; 0.5?Dmax(UV)/Dmin(UV)?1.1??a-1) wherein Dmax(UV)/Dmin(UV) is the smallest of the value in a wavelength range of 340 to 450 nm; 1300?(B?C)/A?20000??b-1) wherein B is yellow Dmax, C is yellow Dmin; and A is an amount mol/m2 of the coupler of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Akira Ikeda, Shin Soejima, Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Naoto Matsuda
  • Patent number: 7527923
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, having photographic constituting layers including, on a support, at least one blue-sensitive layer containing a silver halide emulsion, at least one green-sensitive layer containing a silver halide emulsion, at least one red-sensitive layer containing a silver halide emulsion, and at least one hydrophilic colloidal layer, in which a silver chloride content is 95 mol % or more and a silver iodide content is from 0.05 to 0.3 mol % in the silver halide emulsion of the red-sensitive layer, and in which the difference between spectral sensitivities at wavelength of 685 nm and 590 nm is from 1.2 to 2.5 log E or the difference between spectral sensitivities at wavelength of 660 nm and 590 nm is 0.8 to 2.0 log E, for a distribution of the spectral sensitivities when the material is exposed to lights equal in energy at each wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Ikari
  • Patent number: 7476494
    Abstract: A silver halide photosensitive material having at least one blue-sensitive layer, at least one green-sensitive layer, and at least one red-sensitive layer, on a transparent support, wherein at least one of the green-sensitive layers contains a coupler represented by general formula (I) or general formula (Z), and all of the green-sensitive layers contain silver halide emulsion having an average equivalent-spherical diameter of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Junichiro Hosokawa, Koichi Yokota, Masaaki Miki, Yoichi Hosoya, Ryoji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 7476495
    Abstract: A silver halide photosensitive material comprising at least one blue-sensitive layer, at least one green-sensitive layer and at least one red-sensitive layer on a transparent support, wherein a peak wavelength of spectral sensitivity of at least one of the green-sensitive layer is in the range of ?10 nm or more and +10 nm or less in comparison with a peak wavelength of a green light source for exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kikuchi, Yoichi Hosoya, Masaaki Miki, Junichiro Hosokawa, Koichi Yokota, Ryoji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 7455959
    Abstract: The invention provides a color photographic element comprising at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer or a non silver-containing light-insensitive layer, in which at least one of these layers contains a colorless imidazole compound of formula (I) that undergoes less than 10% chemical or redox reaction with oxidized developer and which enables the photographic speed of the element to be increased by at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Bernard A. Clark, Philip A. Allway, Tania Zuberi, Stephen P. Singer, Charles E. Heckler, Louis E. Friedrich
  • Patent number: 7425408
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, having at least one each of blue-, green-, and red-sensitive emulsion layers containing yellow, magenta, and cyan couplers, respectively, on a support; wherein said blue-sensitive emulsion layer contains at least one coupler of formula (I); and wherein the light-sensitive material satisfies expression a-1) and/or b-1): wherein, Q forms a 5- to 7-membered ring with the —N?C—N(R1)—; R1 and R2 each are a substituent; m is 0 to 5; and X is a hydrogen atom, or a coupling split-off group; 0.5?Dmax(UV)/Dmin(UV)?1.1: ??a-1) wherein Dmax(UV)/Dmin(UV) is the smallest of the value in a wavelength range of 340 to 450 nm; 1300?(B?C)/A?20000: ??b-1) wherein B is yellow Dmax, C is yellow Dmin; and A is an amount mol/m2 of the coupler of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Akira Ikeda, Shin Soejima, Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Naoto Matsuda
  • Patent number: 7407740
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, having, on a support, at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a cyan dye forming coupler, at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a magenta dye forming coupler, and at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow dye forming coupler, wherein at least one layer of said at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a cyan dye forming coupler contains high-silver chloride emulsion grains, which are selenium-sensitized and have a silver chloride content of 90 mol % or more, and contains at least one coupler of formula (I): wherein R? and R? each independently are a substituent; and Z is a hydrogen atom, or a group capable of being split-off upon coupling reaction with an oxidized aromatic primary amine color-developing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kariya, Hiroyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7396640
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, which is for use in movie projection, and which has: on a transparent support, at least three light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers which are different from each other in color developability and color sensitivity; and at least one non-light-sensitive hydrophilic colloid layer, wherein the light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer nearest to the support includes silver halide emulsion grains having a silver chloride content of 95 mol % or more, wherein the silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material further contains at least one non-light-sensitive hydrophilic colloid layer containing black colloidal silver between the support and the light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer nearest to the support, and wherein an amount of Fe in the silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material is 6×10?5 mol/m2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hidekazu Sakai
  • Patent number: 7384731
    Abstract: A method for forming color images comprising subjecting a silver halide color photosensitive material to a development processing in the presence of a compound (A) defined below, wherein the silver halide color photosensitive material having a blue-sensitive unit, a green-sensitive unit and a red-sensitive unit, each of which comprises at least one silver halide emulsion layer, and at least one non-light-sensitive layer on a support, compound (A): a heterocyclic compound having one or two hetero atoms, the heterocyclic compound being capable of increasing speed of the silver halide color photosensitive material by the presence thereof in comparison to the case where the heterocyclic compound is absent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Junichiro Hosokawa, Naoharu Kiyoto, Yoshio Ishii, Takanori Hioki, Katsumi Kobayashi, Takashi Hoshimiya
  • Patent number: 7368230
    Abstract: An image-forming method of recording a digital image data in resolution of 2,000 dpi or more, the method comprising: recording a digital image data on a silver halide photographic material with little deterioration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Junichiro Hosokawa, Masaaki Miki, Yoichi Hosoya, Kouichi Yokota, Ryoji Nishimura, Hideyuki Shirai
  • Patent number: 7354701
    Abstract: The invention provides a color photographic element comprising at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer or a non silver-containing light-insensitive layer, in which at least one of these layers contains a colorless heterocyclic compound having either one or two hetero atoms in the ring or ring system, being other than an imidazole compound, that undergoes less than 10% chemical or redox reaction directly with oxidized developer and which has a partition coefficient to enable the photographic speed of the element to be increased by at least 0.03 stop without increasing granularity, compared to the same element without the compound. The heterocyclic compounds increase speed without a concomitant increase in size of the light-sensitive silver halide grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Bernard A. Clark, Philip A. Allway, Tania Zuberi, Stephen P. Singer, Charles E. Heckler, Louis E. Friedrich
  • Patent number: 7332265
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, having at least one yellow dye image-forming layer, at least one magenta dye image-forming layer, and at least one cyan dye image-forming layer, each provided on a transparent support, which shows 3.0 or more maximum transmission densities for the respective layers upon area exposure with an exposure time of 10?4 sec, and shows a transmission density in a range of 0.95 to 1.05 when color development is started in 30 minutes after exposure with an exposure amount that gives a density of 1.0, when the light-sensitive material is subjected to color development started in 5 minutes after exposure; and an image-forming-method using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Matsumoto, Shinichi Nakahira, Hidekazu Sakai
  • Patent number: 7244550
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic photosensitive material having, on a support, at least one layer of a blue sensitive emulsion layer unit containing a yellow color forming coupler, a green sensitive emulsion layer unit containing a magenta color forming coupler, and a red sensitive emulsion layer unit containing a cyan color forming coupler, wherein 70% or more of the projection area of the entire silver halide grains has at least one layer of a silver halide photographic emulsion layer containing silver halide grains satisfying the following (a) to (c), and (1) the photosensitive material contains at least one inter-image effect providing layer, or (2) the photosensitive material contains a compound represented by the following Formula (I): (a) the material comprises a tabular silver halide host grain with an aspect ratio of 5 or more having two principal surfaces parallel with each other and a protrusion portion of silver halide epitaxially joined onto the surface of the tabular silver halide host grain,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fukuzawa, Yutaka Maeno, Kazumi Nii
  • Patent number: 7241563
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material having a silver halide emulsion layer, and (1) a substantially light-insensitive dye-forming-coupler-containing layer, and (2) at least one layer selected from a non-color-forming intermediate layer containing a color-mixing inhibitor and a non-color-forming intermediate layer substantially free of color-mixing inhibitor, wherein i) when the light-insensitive dye-forming-coupler-containing layer is included, the layer is positioned adjacent to the silver halide emulsion layer, and ii) when the non-color-forming intermediate layer containing a color-mixing inhibitor and the non-color-forming intermediate layer substantially free of color-mixing inhibitor are included, these layers are positioned adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Sakurazawa, Jun Arakawa
  • Patent number: 7223530
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photographic element comprising a support and at least three color records comprising at least three light sensitive layers and at least two interlayers, wherein the light sensitive layers include cyan, magenta, or yellow dye-forming coupler, the light sensitive layers include silver halide grains comprising greater than 90% silver chloride, scavengers are included in the interlayers, the ratio of the total level of scavenger to the total level of coupler is from 0.15 to 0.50, the ratio of the total level of scavenger to the total level of silver is from 0.05 to 0.15, and the reciprocity characteristics of the silver halide grains are such that for a separation exposure of 1 microsecond and 0.4 seconds, upon development, the difference in maximum density is 10% or less and a method for processing the element comprising color developing the element for less than 30 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jess B. Hendricks, III, Patti L. Mellars, Jayme D. Ribeiro, Ronald A. Gogle
  • Patent number: 7115357
    Abstract: A silver halide color reversal photosensitive material comprising a blue-sensitive emulsion layer unit containing a yellow color-forming coupler, a green-sensitive emulsion layer unit containing a magenta color-forming coupler and a red-sensitive emulsion layer unit containing a cyan color-forming coupler, on a transparent support, wherein the material includes at least one interimage effect-donating layer substantially forms no image; the wavelength, ?rmax, at which the maximum sensitivity of the spectral sensitivity distribution of the red-sensitive layer unit is given, satisfies the relation: 620 nm??rmax?680 nm; and the sensitivities of the red-sensitive layer unit satisfy the following relationships: Sr(610) is ? of Sr(?rmax) or more; Sr(680) is 1/10 of Sr(?rmax) or more; and/or Sr(690) is 1/50 of Sr(?rmax) or more wherein Sr(610), Sr(680) and Sr(690) are the sensitivities of the red-sensitive unit at 610 nm, 680 nm and 690 nm, respectively, and Sr(?rmax) is the maximum sensitivity at ?rmax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Haraguchi, Masayuki Kuramitsu, Naoto Matsuda
  • Patent number: 6866990
    Abstract: A silver halide color reversal photographic lightsensitive material comprising a support and, superimposed thereon, at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, the red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having a weight-averaged wavelength (?ra) of spectral sensitivity distribution satisfying the relationship: 600 nm<?ra<625 nm, which silver halide color reversal photographic lightsensitive material contains at least one interimage effect intensifying layer substantially not forming any image, the interimage effect intensifying layer containing: (a) at least one kind of lightsensitive silver halide grains in an amount of less than 10% in terms of silver quantity based on all the silver halide grains for image formation; and (b) nonlightsensitive silver halide fine grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yutaka Maeno
  • Patent number: 6824968
    Abstract: A silver halide color reversal photographic light-sensitive material comprising at least one interimage effect imparting layer (a) defined below and at least one interimage effect imparting layer (b) defined below, wherein, when the photographic light-sensitive material is exposed to light of a “skin color” having the spectral distribution of Table 1 described in the specification and is then subjected to development, a ratio of the chroma C*70 at a brightness L*=70 represented by CIE Lab color system to the chroma C*50 at a brightness L*=50, C*70/C*50, is 0.7 or more. (a) an interimage effect imparting layer containing a short-wavelength green-sensitive silver halide emulsion having a weight-averaged wavelength of a spectral sensitivity distribution of 500 to 560 nm; (b) an interimage effect imparting layer containing a red-sensitive silver halide emulsion having a weight-averaged wavelength of a spectral sensitivity distribution of 580 to 700 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Maeno, Sadanobu Shuto, Akihiro Kakinuma
  • Patent number: 6783922
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a photographic material, comprising a photographic support and color sensitive recording layers on top of said support, said recording layers being separated from each other by interlayers, wherein the interlayers are characterized by the interlayer design parameter {[SC]*d2} (wherein [SC] is the concentration scavenger moieties bound to the water soluble polymer applied in the interlayer per gram total interlayer polymer and the dry thickness of the interlayer) having a value larger than 2.0*10−15 mmol m2/g and a maximum concentration [SC] of 0.5 mmol/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film, B.V.
    Inventors: Sebastianus Gerardus J. M. Kluijtmans, Jan Bastiaan Bouwstra, Yuzo Toda
  • Patent number: 6783923
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material comprising at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, on a support. The photosensitive material has an indicated speed of 800 or higher, and an ISO speed of 1.25 times the indicated speed or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeichi Tatsuta, Yoichi Suga, Kohzaburoh Yamada
  • Publication number: 20040157175
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, having at least one yellow dye image-forming layer, at least one magenta dye image-forming layer, and at least one cyan dye image-forming layer, each provided on a transparent support,
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Matsumoto, Shinichi Nakahira, Hidekazu Sakai
  • Patent number: 6746834
    Abstract: A silver halide color reversal photographic material comprises, on a transparent support, at least one each of blue-, green-, and red-sensitive emulsion layer units. The lightsensitive material further has means for regulating an interimage effect. The red-sensitive unit satisfies the relation: 620 nm≦&lgr;rmax≦660 nm &lgr;rmax is the wavelength at which the maximum sensitivity of the spectral sensitivity distribution of the red-sensitive unit is given. The red- and green-sensitive units satisfy the relations: Sr(&lgr;rmax)−Sr(580)≦1.0 and −0.5≦Sr(580)−Sg(580)≦0.5 Sr(&lgr;rmax) is the maximum sensitivity of the red-sensitive unit, Sr(580) and Sg(580) are the sensitivity at 580 nm of the red- and green-sensitive unit, respectively. Magnitude of the interimage effect satisfies the relations: IIEgr≧0.15 and IIErg≧0.0 IIEgr is the magnitude of the interimage effect from the green- to red-sensitive units, and IIErg is that from the red- to green-sensitive units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kuramitsu, Minoru Sato
  • Patent number: 6740481
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material comprises at least one blue-sensitive emulsion layer (BL layer), at least one green-sensitive emulsion layer (GL layer) and at least one red-sensitive emulsion layer (RL layer) on a support. A maximum absorption wavelength of the green-sensitive emulsion layer represented by &lgr;max(G) is in the range of 500 nm≦&lgr;max(G)≦570 nm. The photographic material further has at least one short-wavelength-green-sensitive emulsion layer (CL layer) meeting the following requirements (i) and (ii): (i) a maximum absorption wavelength of the CL layer represented by &lgr;max(C) being in the range of 490 nm≦&lgr;max(C)≦560 nm, and 80 nm≧&lgr;max(G)−&lgr;max(C)≧5 nm, and (ii) the total iodine amount of silver halide grains contained in the CL layer being in the range from 60% to 300% of that contained in the green-sensitive emulsion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuro Nagaoka, Minoru Sato
  • Patent number: 6737229
    Abstract: A reversal photographic element comprising a support and, coated on said support, at least one image recording emulsion layer comprised of: a) a light sensitive silver halide imaging emulsion; and b) a non-image forming silver halide emulsion having an average grain size less than 0.3 &mgr;m and which comprises at least 13 percent of the total silver in the image recording layer, wherein the non-image forming silver halide emulsion comprises at least 1 mole percent iodide, and the iodide mole percentage of the non-image forming silver halide emulsion is equal to or higher than that of the imaging emulsion. The combination of the imaging emulsion and a higher iodide concentration non-imaging emulsion in an imaging layer gives an increase in interlayer interimage effects, increasing the color of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Dannhauser, Keath T. Chen
  • Publication number: 20040081927
    Abstract: A silver halide color reversal photographic light-sensitive material comprising at least one interimage effect imparting layer (a) defined below and at least one interimage effect imparting layer (b) defined below, wherein, when the photographic light-sensitive material is exposed to light of a “skin color” having the spectral distribution of Table 1 described in the specification and is then subjected to development, a ratio of the chroma C*70 at a brightness L*=70 represented by CIE Lab color system to the chroma C*50 at a brightness L*=50, C*70/C*50, is 0.7 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yutaka Maeno, Sadanobu Shuto, Akihiro Kakinuma
  • Patent number: 6656670
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material includes at least one blue-sensitive emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive emulsion layer and at least one red-sensitive emulsion layer, on a support. The photographic material further includes at least one short-wavelength blue-sensitive emulsion layer that has a weight-averaged wavelength (&lgr;v) of spectral sensitivity distribution of 400 nm≦&lgr;v≦460 nm and that is substantially free a yellow coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Masayuki Kuramitsu
  • Patent number: 6641987
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material including at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, and at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer on a support, and having an ISO sensitivity of 640 or more, wherein the material exhibits a color saturation evaluation value &eegr;, represented by equation (I) below, of −15 dB or more. &eegr;=10 log(1/VT) [VT=(⅙)×((62−Y1)2+(62−Y2)2+(62−Y3)2+(62−Y4)2+(62−Y5)2+(62−Y6)2)]  (I) In Formula (I), each of Y1 to Y6 is a value obtained by exposing 12 colors of a Macbeth color chart with six exposure amounts, from −1 under to +4 over, measuring the saturation of each resultant color, and averaging the data (chroma values) for a corresponding exposure amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Suga, Hideto Ikoma, Jun Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20030198904
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a photographic material, comprising a photographic support and color sensitive recording layers on top of said support, said recording layers being separated from each other by interlayers, wherein the interlayers are characterized by the interlayer design parameter {[SC]*d2} (wherein [SC] is the concentration scavenger moieties bound to the water soluble polymer applied in the interlayer per gram total interlayer polymer and the dry thickness of the interlayer) having a value larger than 2.0*10−15 mmol m2/g and a maximum concentration [SC] of 0.5 mmol/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Sebastianus Gerardus J. M. Kluijtmans, Ian Bastiaan Bouwstra, Yuzo Toda
  • Patent number: 6613501
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material is disclosed comprising a blue-sensitive silver halide unit containing a yellow coupler, a green-sensitive silver halide unit containing magenta coupler, and a red-sensitive silver halide unit containing a cyan coupler, wherein a coefficient of utilization of an oxidation product of a color developing agent in a maximum density area of the blue-sensitive unit is not less than 80%, that of the green-sensitive unit is 30 to 75% and that of the red-sensitive unit is not less than 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Fumie Fukazawa, Tsukasa Ito
  • Patent number: 6599689
    Abstract: A silver halide color negative photographic lightsensitive material comprises, on a support, at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer. The total coating amount of colored couplers in the lightsensitive material is less than 0.05 mMol/m2. The lightsensitive material contains at least one spectrally sensitized silver halide emulsion and a compound capable of absorbing light within the spectrally sensitizing region of the spectrally sensitized silver halide emulsion, and capable of reducing the sensitivity of the spectrally sensitized silver halide emulsion by at least 0.05 LogE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tamaoki, Yasushi Nozawa, Keisuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6569611
    Abstract: A color photographic silver halide material having a support, which material comprises at last one blue-sensitive, yellow-coupling silver halide emulsion layer and at least one green-sensitive, magenta-coupling silver halide emulsion layer and at least one red-sensitive, cyan-coupling silver halide emulsion layer, and which contains at least one masking coupler which has two chromophores which absorb in the wavelength range from 420 to 750 nm and are eliminable or decolorizable by coupling with the developer oxidation product, is distinguished by improved sensitivity associated with undiminished color purity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert
    Inventors: Jan Haller, Ralf Wirowski
  • Publication number: 20030087209
    Abstract: A silver halide color reversal photographic material comprises, on a transparent support, at least one each of blue-, green-, and red-sensitive emulsion layer units. The lightsensitive material further has means for regulating an interimage effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kuramitsu, Minoru Sato
  • Publication number: 20030064329
    Abstract: A silver halide color reversal photographic material comprising a layer capable of imparting interimage effects, this interimage effects imparting layer comprising a lightsensitive silver halide emulsion comprising silver halide grains satisfying the following conditions (i) to (iii). (i) The silver halide grains have an average silver iodide content of more than 6 to 39 mol %. (ii) Grains occupying 60% or more of a projected area of all the silver halide grains are those of triple or greater multiplicity structure having at least one layer of high silver iodide content, the silver iodide content being 8 mol % or more, which layer of high silver iodide content is one formed using silver in an amount of 15 to 80 mol % based on that used in obtaining final grains. (iii) All the silver halide grains have surfaces having an average silver iodide content of 10 mol % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuji Abe, Minoru Sato
  • Patent number: 6521401
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic emulsion which contains silver halide grains having a spectral absorption maximum wavelength of less than 500 nm and a light absorption strength of 60 or more, or a spectral absorption maximum wavelength of 500 nm or more and a light absorption strength of 100 or more, wherein at least one of the sensitizing dyes which are used for spectrally sensitizing the emulsion does not have an electric charge in the molecule at all, or forms an inner salt and the molecule does not have an electric charge as a whole and has at least one aromatic ring in the molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Yamashita, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6465164
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of forming an image comprising providing an imaging element comprising a transparent polymer sheet, and at least one photo sensitive dye forming coupler containing layer is on each side of said sheet, wherein there are at least four separate photo sensitive layers and the photo sensitive layers comprise at least four dye forming couplers that form at least four spectrally distinct colors, image wise exposing said imaging element by actinic radiation, developing an image, and applying a white reflective sheet to one side of the developed imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Peter T. Aylward, Alphonse D. Camp, James L. Edwards, Robert P. Bourdelais
  • Patent number: 6403293
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light sensitive material is disclosed, comprising a support having thereon a blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers, wherein at least one of the silver halide emulsion layers contains a coupler represented by the following formula:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Ishige, Emiko Kataoka, Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20020008884
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of scanning silver-halide-containing color photographic and photothermographic film. In particular, the present invention comprises record shifting by means by employing at least one infrared dye in a color unit of the film, thereby forming at least one image record in the infrared. This expedient leads to the formation of high quality images, especially when scanning photothermographic elements in which the silver halide, metallic silver, and/or any organic silver salts have not been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: Richard P. Szajewski, David H. Levy
  • Patent number: 6337176
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic lightsensitive material comprising a support and, superimposed thereon, at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein each of the at least one red-sensitive emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive emulsion layer and at least one blue-sensitive emulsion layer contains a silver halide emulsion whose silver chloride content is in the range of 50 to 100 mol %, and at least one layer of the lightsensitive material contains a compound represented by formula: Cp—(L)n—B   (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Matsumoto, Takayuki Ito
  • Publication number: 20010036603
    Abstract: A colour photographic silver halide material, which has a support which comprises at least one blue-sensitive, yellow-coupling silver halide emulsion layer nearest the light source and at least one green-sensitive, magenta-coupling silver halide emulsion layer and at least one red-sensitive, cyan-coupling silver halide emulsion layer which are further from the light source than is the at least one blue-sensitive layer, and which contains at least one cyan masking coupler which has its maximum absorption above 650 mn, the red-sensitive layers have their maximum sensitivity at 620±20 nm and the absorption of the masking coupler at the maximum sensitivity of the red-sensitive layers is at most 70% of its absorption at 690 mn, is distinguished by improved colour reproduction and colour saturation in the magenta layer without loss of sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Publication date: November 1, 2001
    Inventors: Ralf Wirowski, Jan Haller, Stefan Herrmann, Jurgen Jung
  • Patent number: 6291144
    Abstract: This invention relates to an imaging element comprising a translucent polymer sheet, and at least three photosensitive dye forming coupler containing layers on the face side of said sheet, wherein said at least three photosensitive forming coupler containing layers comprise a cyan dye forming layer comprising a cyan dye forming coupler in combination with a red sensitized photosensitive emulsion, a yellow dye forming layer comprising a yellow dye forming coupler in combination with a blue light sensitive photosensitive emulsion, a magenta dye forming layer comprising a magenta dye forming coupler and a green light sensitive photosensitive emulsion, and on the backside of said translucent polymer sheet at least one dye forming coupler that forms at least one dye that is spectrally distinct from the dyes on the face side of said translucent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Peter T. Aylward, Robert P. Bourdelais, James L. Edwards, Alphonse D. Camp
  • Publication number: 20010008749
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light sensitive material is disclosed, comprising a support having thereon a blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers, wherein at least one of the silver halide emulsion layers contains a coupler represented by the following formula: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Publication date: July 19, 2001
    Inventors: Osamu Ishige, Emiko Kataoka, Hiroyuki Hoshino