Developing Inhibitor Or Processing Ingredient Containing Patents (Class 430/505)
  • Patent number: 6218097
    Abstract: A colour photographic silver halide material having a support and at least one photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer which contains a magenta coupler of the formula (I) in which R1 to R3, a, b, c and X have the meaning stated in the description, which material contains a DIR coupler of the formula (II) in which R6 to R11 have the meaning stated in the description, is distinguished by improved processing stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Peter Bell, Ralf B├╝scher, Lothar Rosenhahn, Heinz Wiesen, Ralf Wirowski
  • Patent number: 6210870
    Abstract: A method of creating image-bearing electronic signals from an imagewise exposed and processed color negative photographic element is disclosed. The color element is especially suited for preloading in a one-time-use camera and is capable of producing images that, when scanned, converted to electronic form and then converted to a viewable form, exhibit excellent color, reduced granularity and improved sharpness. The photographic elements contain blue, green and red recording layer units capable of forming spectrally differentiated dye images. The layer units are substantially free of colored masking coupler, and each exhibit a dye image gamma of less than 1.5. The element exhibits an exposure latitude of at least 2.7 log E. The gamma ratios of the blue, green and red recording layer units are between 0.80 and 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Frank R. Brockler, John D. Buhr, Allan F. Sowinski, Richard P. Szajewski, Lois A. Buitano
  • Patent number: 6197488
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color photographic element comprising at least one light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a coupler according to Formula I: COUP—(TIME)n—HSM  (I) wherein: COUP is an organic fragment which reacts with oxidized developer to release—(TIME)n—HSM, TIME is an optional timing group or linking group which connects HSM to COUP at the site of reaction with oxidized developer, n=0,1 or 2, and HSM is a compound having a minimum of three heteroatoms and having a ClogP sufficient to increase the speed of said element compared to the same element without the coupler. The invention provides improved light sensitivity without significant adverse effect on granularity or ease of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Philip A. Allway, Bernard A. Clark, Louis E. Friedrich, Stephen P. Singer
  • Patent number: 6190848
    Abstract: The invention provides a color photographic element comprising: a) a first light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a compound of Formula I: wherein Q represents the atoms necessary to form a triazole ring and the associated bonds, provided that the ring members may be substituted and that two of such members may join to form a fused ring; provided further that the ClogP for the compound of Formula I is from 4.75 to 9.0; and b) a second light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, having a spectral sensitivity different from that of the first light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, containing a compound of Formula II: COUP-(TIME)j-INH  II wherein: 1) COUP is a coupler parent group capable of forming a dye upon reaction with an oxidized developer; 2) TIME is a timing group and j is 0 or 1; and 3) INH is a mild silver development inhibitor fragment. The invention provides improved color reproduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jane S. Boff, Bernard A. Clark, Louis E. Friedrich, Stephen P. Singer
  • Patent number: 6190849
    Abstract: The invention provides a color photographic element comprising: a) a first light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a tetrazole compound of Formula I:  wherein when R1 is hydrogen, then R2 is an alkyl, aryl, alkoxy , aryloxy, alkylthio or arylthio, sulfoxyl, sulfonyl, sulfamoyl, —O—CO—, —O—SO2—, a heterocyclic group, a carbonyl group or an amino group or when R2 is a thiol (—SH) group, then R1 is an alkyl, aryl or heterocyclic group provided further that the ClogP for the compound of Formula I is at least 2.0 and less than 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul A. Burns, Louis E. Friedrich, Stephen P. Singer
  • Patent number: 6190847
    Abstract: A color negative silver halide photographic element is disclosed that is capable of producing images that, when converted to electronic form and then converted to a viewable form, exhibit reduced granularity. The photographic elements contain blue, green and red recording layer units capable of forming spectrally differentiated dye images. The layer units are substantially free of masking coupler, each exhibit a dye image gamma of less than 1.5 and an exposure latitude of at least 2.7 log E. Greater than 50 mole percent of development inhibitor compound in at least one of the layer units exhibits a diffusion factor of less than 0.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Allan F. Sowinski, Richard P. Szajewski, Frank R. Brockler, Edward J. Giorgianni, John D. Buhr, Lois A. Buitano, Maria J. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 6190853
    Abstract: This application discloses a photographic element comprising an image dye-forming coupler, and in particular a yellow coupler with an indazole coupling-off group which produces images with improved sharpness and comprises a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing an image-dye-forming coupler of formula (I) wherein: R is an alkyl, aryl, alkoxy or heterocyclic group; R1-R5 are hydrogen or an independently selected substituent, provided that R1 and R2, R2 and R3, R3 and R4 and R4 and R5 may represent fused cyclic groups; Ind is an indazole of formula (II): wherein Ind is linked directly to the coupler via a ring nitrogen atom (Na or Nb); and V, W, X, Y and Z are the same or different and are hydrogen or a substituent; provided that the sum of the Hammett sigma para values of V, W, X, Y and Z is equal to or greater than 0.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Michael W. Crawley
  • Patent number: 6180324
    Abstract: A heat developable color photographic material for use in an image-forming process comprising: (a) superposing a heat developable color photographic material onto an image-receiving material that is formed on a separate support from a support of the heat developable color photographic material; and (b) heat-developing the heat developable color photographic material superposed on the image-receiving material to form or release a diffusible dye, so that the diffusible dye is transferred to the image-receiving material to thereby form an image: wherein the heat developable color photographic material contains at least a light-sensitive silver halide and yellow, magenta and cyan dye-donating compounds, which form or release diffusible yellow, magenta and cyan dyes, respectively, by heat development corresponding to silver development, wherein the yellow, magenta and cyan dyes, respectively, has a maximum absorption intensity of spectral absorption at a wavelength of from 440 nm to 460 nm, from 525 nm to 545 nm,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuki Uehara
  • Patent number: 6174656
    Abstract: There is disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material having at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer on a base, which comprises a compound of the formula (1) having a photographically useful group protected: formula (1) V—Ar1—X1—(L1)m1—PUG wherein V is a group that can be converted to a hydroxyl group in the presence of a peroxide in an alkaline solution by a rearrangement reaction, Ar1 is an aryl or heterocyclic group, X1 is a methylene group substituted at a position that allows a photographically useful group to be released upon subjection of the group V to an oxidation action, L1 is a linking group, PUG is a photographically useful group, and m1 is an integer of 0 to 3. There is also disclosed is an image-forming method, which comprises processing the light-sensitive material in the presence of a peroxide. There is also disclosed a novel aromatic-aldehyde compound included in the formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakamura, Toshiyuki Makuta, Koki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6171771
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element having a support bearing one or more silver halide emulsions and one or more DIR couplers of structure I or II below: wherein: Z is a moiety which can react with oxidized developer to release a coupling-off group; R1 is a hydrogen atom or a substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen atom, alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, alkylthio, arylthio, amino, alkylamino, arylamino, carbonamido, carbamoyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, aryloxy, arylcarbonyl, alkylcarbonyl, sulphonyl and sulphonamido groups; each of the R2 substituents is a halogen atom or a substituent selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, alkylthio, arylthio, amino, alkylamino, arylamino, carbonamido, carbamoyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, aryloxy, arylcarbonyl, alkylcarbonyl, sulphonyl and sulphonamido groups; X represents the atoms required to make a second ring which is aromatic and contains at least one nitrogen atom; and n is between 0 and the num
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Philip A. Allway, David A. Steele, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 6171776
    Abstract: A colour photographic silver halide material in which at least one of the blue-sensitive silver halide emulsions is spectrally sensitised with a mixture of at least one seansitising dye of the formula (I) and at least one sensitising dye of the formula (II): in which R1 means an optionally substituted thienyl, pyrroly, indolyl, furamyl or phenyl, in which R5, R6, R7, mean H or R5 and R6 together or R6 and R7 together mean the remaining members of a fused benzo ring and the residual substituent means H and R2, R3, R4, R8, R9, R10 and M have the meaning stated in the description, is distinguished by elevated sensitivity and improved latent image stabilitity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Agfa N.V.
    Inventors: Cuong Ly, Michael Missfeldt, Heinz-Horst Teitscheid, Edgar Draber
  • Patent number: 6159671
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic lightsensitive material comprises a support and, superimposed thereon, a yellow color-forming blue-sensitive emulsion layer, a magenta color-forming green-sensitive emulsion layer containing a magenta coupler represented by a general formula (MC-1): ##STR1## and a cyan color-forming red-sensitive emulsion layer containing a cyan coupler represented by a general formula (PC-1)or a general formula (NC-1): ##STR2##
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoto Matsuda
  • Patent number: 6159672
    Abstract: The invention provides a multilayered color photographic element and associated image forming process wherein the element comprises a support having coated thereon photographic silver halide emulsion layers said layers including at least two blue sensitive layers, the blue sensitive layers being the emulsion layers farthest from the support, whereinthe first of said blue sensitive layers is the most sensitive blue layer and is the emulsion layer farthest from the support, the first blue sensitive layer being extremely starved of dye-forming coupler, the second blue sensitive layer being contiguous said first blue sensitive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John Brian Rieger, James Anthony Friday
  • Patent number: 6156489
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light sensitive material comprising a transparent support and provided thereon a light sensitive layer containing a yellow coupler, a magenta coupler and a cyan coupler to form a monochromatic image upon color development after exposure, wherein a relative coupling rate of the magenta coupler with an oxidation product of a color developing agent is higher than that of the yellow or cyan coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Iwasaki, Masaru Iwagaki
  • Patent number: 6153362
    Abstract: A photographic element containing a support; at least two contiguous layers, at least one of which is a silver halide emulsion layer superposed on a side of said support; a processing solution permeable protective overcoat containing a urethane-vinyl copolymer having acid functionalities wherein a weight ratio of a urethane component in the copolymer comprises from 20 to 100 percent and a weight ratio of a vinyl component in the copolymer comprises from 0 to 80 percent; a crosslinker for the said copolymer; and a second polymer selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl alcohol, cellulose ethers, n-vinyl amides, polyesters, poly(ethylene oxide), starch, proteins, whey, albumin, poly(acrylic acid), alginates and gums overlying the said at least two contiguous layers; and wherein the ratio of the gelatin to non-gelatin content of the dried layers immediately underlying the uppermost gelatin layer is less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Lloyd A. Lobo, Tamara K. Jones
  • Patent number: 6150079
    Abstract: A color photographic material, the cyan coupler of which is of the formula ##STR1## in which R.sub.11 means an alkyl, aryl, acylamino, alkylcarbamoyl, arylcarbamoyl or a heterocyclic group,R.sub.12 means a group having electron-attracting characteristics,R.sub.13 means a group having electron-attracting characteristics,R.sub.14 means an alkyl or aryl group,R.sub.15 means a divalent linking member having 2 to 4 linking atoms,X means .dbd.O or .dbd.N--SO.sub.2 R.sub.21 andY means a group eliminable by hydrolytic or intramolecular (nucleophilic) attack,is distinguished by improved processing stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Agfa Gevaert N.V
    Inventor: Peter Bergthaller
  • Patent number: 6150077
    Abstract: Photographic elements are provided which contain a compound having the formula:R.sup.1 --NH--(Q).sub.m --C(R.sup.2)(R.sup.3)--(TIME).sub.n -PAMwherein: R.sup.1 is an electron withdrawing moiety; Q is a group comprising a conjugated system; m is 0 or 1, and when m=1, --NH--Q--C(R.sup.2)(R.sup.3)-- is a timing or linking group which undergoes electron migration along a conjugated system to cause a cleavage reaction; TIME is a timing or linking group; n is 0, 1, 2 or 3, preferably 0 or 1; PAM is a photographically active moiety; and R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 are independently hydrogen, susbtituted or unsubstituted alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, alkenyl, or alkynyl groups, can be combined with R.sup.1 to form a ring, or can combine together to form a ring, with the proviso R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 cannot together form a double bond with another atom and neither R.sup.2 nor R.sup.3 can be selected from RO--, RS--, R.sub.2 N--, or RSe-- where R represents any substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: J. Ramon Vargas, David A. Dickinson
  • Patent number: 6146820
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element having a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one DIR coupler of structure I: ##STR1## wherein: Z is a moiety which can react with oxidized developer to release a coupling-off group;R.sub.1 is selected from the substituents shown in formulas II, III, IV and V:II --SCH.sub.2 CO.sub.2 R.sub.2, III --NHCOR.sub.3, IV --OCH.sub.2 CO.sub.2 R.sub.4, V --OR.sub.5 ;R.sub.2 is an alkyl group with at least 3 carbon atoms or an aryl group with at least 7 carbon atoms;R.sub.3 is an alkyl or alkoxy group with at least 4 carbon atoms or an aryl or phenoxy group with at least 7 carbon atoms; andR.sub.4 and R.sub.5 are alkyl groups with at least 4 carbon atoms or aryl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Philip A. Allway, David A. Steele, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 6143482
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises: a support and, coated on the support, a plurality of hydrophilic colloid layers, including radiation-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers, forming layer units for separately recording blue, green and red exposures, wherein, the red recording layer unit is comprised of at least one green-red sensitive emulsion having a peak dyed absorptance of between about 525 and about 600 nm, an overall half-peak absorptance bandwidth of between about 70 and about 150 nm, and a ratio of the bandwidths at 80% of peak absorptance to 50% of peak absorptance of greater than or equal to about 0.25.In preferred embodiments of the invention, the photographic element is especially suited for more accurately recording scenes according to the human visual system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lois A. Buitano, Allan F. Sowinski, Steven G. Link
  • Patent number: 6130031
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element, comprising a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one benzoylacetanilide yellow dye-forming DIR coupler of structure I, below: ##STR1## wherein: each R.sub.1 is individually selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms and alkyl and alkoxy groups;m is 0, 1, 2 or 3;R.sub.2 is selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms and alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, carbonamido, sulfonamido, sulfamoyl, alkylsulfonyl, arylsulfonyl, sulfonyloxy, acyloxy and cyano groups and each is in the para position or in either meta position relative to the NH group of the anilide;X is a hydrogen or halogen atom or an alkyl or alkoxy group;R.sub.3 is a halogen atom or an alkyl group and may be in the para position or either meta position relative to the NH group of the anilide;n is 0 or 1; andR.sub.4 is an alkyl group with 3 to 10 carbon atoms or a phenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Jerrold N. Poslusny, David A. Steele
  • Patent number: 6127104
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a novel film for light boxes, in particular a reversal film for light box displays comprising a transparent support covered, in order, with a red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, the support being covered on at least one of its faces with a layer comprising an opacifying compound in a quantity such that the minimum density of the film is between 0.2 and 0.6. This film also has compatibility with existing processing methods intended for reversal photographic products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Gerard M. Droin, Yannick Begel, Didier M. Chigot
  • Patent number: 6100018
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material, which is superior in color reproduction as well as its stability, is disclosed, comprising a support having thereon a blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow coupler, a green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a magenta coupler, a red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow coupler, an invisible light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a coupler and a layer having an interlayer effect, which is light sensitive or light-insensitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Kouji Tashiro
  • Patent number: 6096490
    Abstract: A silver halide light sensitive color photographic material is disclosed, comprising a reflective support having on one side of the support a hydrophilic colloid layer containing a white pigment and one or more silver halide emulsion layers, wherein at least one of the silver halide emulsion layers contains a silver halide emulsion having a spectral sensitivity maximum at a wavelength of 730 nm or more, and an average primary particle size of the white pigment being 0.30 .mu.m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Tosaka, Yoshiyuki Nonaka
  • Patent number: 6093524
    Abstract: A color photographic film having a support, 2 or 3 red-sensitive, cyan-coupling silver halide emulsion layers, 2 or 3 green-sensitive, magenta-coupling silver halide emulsion layers, 2 or 3 blue-sensitive, yellow-coupling silver halide emulsion layers, conventional interlayers and protective layers together with a yellow filter layer arranged closer to the support than the blue-sensitive layers, wherein at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer is arranged further away from the support than all the other photosensitive layers, exhibits improved sharpness without color distortion if at least 50% of the projected surface area of the silver halide emulsion of the green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, of which there is at least one, consists of tabular silver halide grains having an aspect ratio of at least 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Rainer Scheerer, Lothar Endres, Hans-Ulrich Borst, Lydia Simon, Thomas Stetzer, Peter Bell, Lothar Rosenhahn, Ralf Buscher
  • Patent number: 6087083
    Abstract: A colour photographic material in which a package of layers is provided which consists, in the stated sequence, of (a) a silver halide-free layer containing colour coupler, (b) a layer containing silver halide and (c) a silver halide-free layer containing colour coupler, wherein at least one of layers (a) and (c) consists to an extent of at least 20 vol. % of a synthetic polymer, is distinguished by an improved grain/sensitivity ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Asfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Bell, Ralf Buscher, Lothar Endres, Lothar Rosenhahn, Rainer Scheerer, Lydia Simon, Thomas Stetzer
  • Patent number: 6087082
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element, comprising a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one acylacetanilide yellow dye-forming DIR coupler of structure I, below: ##STR1## wherein: R.sub.1 is a t-alkyl group or a phenyl group;R.sub.2 is an alkyl group or a phenyl group;X is a halogen atom or an alkyl or alkoxy group; andR.sub.3 is an alkyl group with 3 to 10 carbon atoms or a phenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, David A. Steele, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 6083675
    Abstract: A multi-layer color photographic recording material having at least one photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a color coupler contains in at least one photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer a non-diffusing, 2-equivalent color coupler which, under chromogenic development conditions, by coupling with a color developer oxidation product, releases a photographically inert ballast group from the coupling site and so forms a dye removable by rinsing which makes no contribution to color density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Agfa Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Bell, Hans-Ulrich Borst, Ralf Buscher, Jorg Siegel
  • Patent number: 6063555
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material is disclosed. The light-sensitive material comprises a transparent support having on one side thereof a cyan dye-forming coupler-containing red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a magenta dye-forming coupler-containing green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a yellow dye-forming coupler-containing blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a non-light-sensitive hydrophilic colloid layer and an invisible light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a dye forming coupler, a colored coupler or a DIR compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Kuniaki Uezawa, Kaoru Onodera, Hideaki Haraga
  • Patent number: 6060227
    Abstract: A color negative film having a support, at least one blue-sensitive, yellow-coupling silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive, magenta-coupling silver halide emulsion layer and at least one red-sensitive, cyan-coupling silver halide emulsion layer, wherein at least one of the color-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers consists of at least two sub-layers of differing photographic sensitivity, the coupler application rate in the most highly sensitive layer of the color sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, of which there is at least one, consisting of at least two sub-layers of differing photographic sensitivity, is no more than 0.05 mmol/m.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Ralf Buscher, Peter Bell, Hans-Ulrich Borst, Lothar Rosenhahn, Jorg Siegel, Thomas Stetzer
  • Patent number: 6057089
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material having at least one silver halide emulsion layer formed on a support, wherein silver halide grains in the emulsion layer are reduction-sensitized and contain at least one compound represented by formula (I) below. ##STR1## In formula (I), R is an alkyl group represented as follows. ##STR2## Each of R.sub.a, R.sub.b, R.sub.c, ad R.sub.d represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, a heterocyclic group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, or an amino group, each of Q.sub.a, Q.sub.b, Q.sub.c, and Q.sub.d represents a methylene group, and each of r, s, t, and u represents an integer from 1 to 10.Each of L.sub.1 and L.sub.2 represents a methine group. p1 represents 0 or 1. Z.sub.1 represents atom groups required to neutralize a 5- or 6-membered nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ring. M.sub.1 represents a charge-balancing counterion, and m.sub.1 represents a number from 0 to 10 required to form electric charge of a molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Matsumoto, Takanori Hioki, Tetsuo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6054257
    Abstract: A photographic element is disclosed comprising:a) a first light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a compound of Formula I:COUP.sub.1 --(L).sub.n --A Iwherein1) COUP.sub.1 is a coupler parent group capable of forming a dye upon reaction with oxidized developer wherein --(L).sub.n --A is not attached to the coupling position;2) L is a divalent linking group bonding A to COUP.sub.1, and n is 0 or 1; and3) A is a fragment containing a group is identified by formulas IIIa. IIIb or IIIc: ##STR1## wherein: Het represents a heteroatom; Q represents the atoms necessary to form a five or six-membered ring; V represents an atom of oxygen, sulfur, or nitrogen; and U represents an ether, thoiether or amino group; provided that the indicated formulas encompass the addition of one or more fused rings; and provided that the ClogP for the compound of Formula I is not greater than 20; andb) a second light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a compound of Formula II:COUP.sub.2 --(TIME).sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jane S. Boff, Bernard A. Clark, Louis E. Friedrich, Stephen P. Singer
  • Patent number: 6043012
    Abstract: A color negative photographic element is disclosed containing higher levels of oxidized developer agent scavenging compound in the lowest and intermediate sensitivity layers of a triple-coated image recording unit than in the fast layer. Reduced fog and granularity are obtained, and increased speed and latitude are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Allan F. Sowinski, William J. Begley, Stephen P. Singer
  • Patent number: 6043011
    Abstract: A multilayer silver halide color photographic element comprises a support having coated thereon a silver antihalation layer, an interlayer, at least two red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers, at least two green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers a yellow filter layer, and at least two blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers, wherein a silver halide emulsion layer or a nonsensitive layer adjacent thereto comprises a bleach accelerator releasing coupler of formulaA-(TIME).sub.n -S-X-Rwherein A represents a coupler residue releasing from (TIME).sub.n -S-X-R upon reaction with the oxidation product of a color developing agent; TIME represents a timing group releasing S-X-R with delay under developing conditions; n represents 0 or 1; X represents a divalent linking groups consisting of an alkylene group containing 1 to 8 carbon atoms; and R represents a group selected in the group consisting of a), b) and c): ##STR1## wherein R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Tulalip Consultoria Comercial Sociedade Unipessaol S.A.
    Inventors: Isabella Cogliolo, Paolo Beretta, Ivano Delprato, Sergio Massirio
  • Patent number: 6030761
    Abstract: The present invention provides a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material comprising a support having thereon at least one layer comprising at least one compound represented by the following general formula (1): ##STR1## thereby providing a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material containing a developing agent which can effect color developing reaction efficiently with a known coupler without being restricted by the kind of the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiki Taguchi, Kozo Sato
  • Patent number: 6015654
    Abstract: A color photographic recording material which contains, on a support, at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer with which a yellow coupler is associated, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer with which a magenta coupler is associated, and at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer with which a cyan coupler is associated, as well as light-insensitive intermediate layers between the layers of different coloor-sensitivity, characterised in that it contains a pyrazolotriazole coupler as a magenta coupler in at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, and in at least one of said layers it contains, as a DOP scavenger, a compound of formula I ##STR1## wherein X.sub.1,X.sub.2 represent a single bond, --O-- or --NR.sub.7 --,R.sub.1 represents hydrogen or a group which can split off under the conditions of chromogenic development,R.sub.2 represents hydrogen or --CO--X.sub.1 --R.sub.4,R.sub.3 represents hydrogen or --CO--X.sub.2 --R.sub.5,R.sub.4, R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Jorg Hagemann, Siegfried Dzwonnek
  • Patent number: 6004737
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one acylacetanilide yellow dye-forming DIR coupler of structure I, below ##STR1## wherein: the R.sub.1 is a tertiary alkyl group or a phenyl group;X is a halogen atom, an alkoxy group or an alkyl group;R.sub.2 is one or more substituent in the para position or either meta position relative to the anilino nitrogen and individually selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms, and alkyl, phenyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, sulfonamido, sulfamoyl, sulfonate, alkylsulfonyl, arylsulfonyl, sulfoxyl, acyloxy, carbamoyl, acyl, carbonamido and cyano groups;n is 1, 2 or 3;R.sub.3 is an alkyl group having at least 6 carbon atoms or a phenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, David A. Steele, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 5989793
    Abstract: A color negative photographic element is disclosed containing higher levels of oxidized developer agent scavenging compound in the lowest and intermediate sensitivity layers of a triple-coated image recording unit than in the fast layer. Reduced fog and granularity are obtained, and increased speed and latitude are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Allan F. Sowinski, William J. Begley, Stephen P. Singer
  • Patent number: 5981158
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises a support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion and at least one acylacetanilide or malonanilide yellow dye-forming DIR coupler of structure I or structure II, below ##STR1## wherein the substituents are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Jerrold N. Poslusny, James H. Reynolds, Bernard A. Clark, Robert N. Gourley
  • Patent number: 5981154
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material is disclosed which comprises a support and provided thereon, a first silver halide emulsion layer comprising at least one yellow image forming silver halide emulsion, a second silver halide emulsion layer comprising-at least one magenta image forming silver halide emulsion and a third silver halide emulsion layer comprising at least one cyan image forming silver halide emulsion, wherein at least one of said first, second and third silver halide emulsion layers further contains a fourth silver halide emulsion, each one of said first, second, third and fourth silver halide emulsions has a spectral sensitivity wavelength region at least six times higher than that in the wavelength region of the other three emulsions, and said fourth silver halide emulsion gives an optical density after development of 0.7 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Tosaka, Susumu Ohkawachi, Masayuki Sasagawa
  • Patent number: 5981138
    Abstract: A hydrazine compound represented by the following formula (I):Ar.sub.1 --NH--NH--G.sub.1 --R.sub.1 (I)wherein Ar.sub.1 represents an aromatic group; G.sub.1 represents a carbonyl group, a sulfonyl group, a sulfoxy group, a phosphoryl group, an oxalyl group or an iminomethylene group; R.sub.1 represents a hydrogen atom or a block group; and at least one of Ar.sub.1 and R.sub.1 has a group represented by the following formula (II): ##STR1## wherein * represents a bond for connecting directly or through a liking group to Ar.sub.1 or R.sub.1 ; Z represents a nonmetallic atom group capable of forming a 5- or 6-membered unsaturated heterocyclic ring having a conjugated positive charge; and X.sup.- represents --O.sup.-, --S.sup.- or --N.sup.- --R.sub.2, wherein R.sub.2 represents an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group or a heterocyclic group. Also disclosed is a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material containing the hydrazine compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Suzuki, Kohzaburoh Yamada, Hiroshi Takeuchi, Toshihide Ezoe, Takashi Hoshimiya
  • Patent number: 5976771
    Abstract: A heat-developable light-sensitive material including a support and at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer provided on the support, the light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing light-sensitive silver halide grains, a compound to form a dye through coupling reaction with an oxidized product of a developing agent, and a binder, characterized in that the light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer includes an emulsion containing a developing agent and tabular silver halide grains having a mean grain thickness of 0.01-0.07 .mu.m. The light-sensitive material enables to provide a convenient and quick method of forming color images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuji Kosugi, Kazuki Uehara, Makoto Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 5976775
    Abstract: In a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material having each at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer (RL), green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer (GL) and blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer (BL) on a support and further having a hydrophilic colloidal layer (AH-1) containing black colloidal silver between the support and the nearest light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the light-sensitive material further has a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer (DL) between the hydrophilic colloidal layer (AH-1) and the support, wherein the silver halide emulsion layer (DL) comprises at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion, and optical information is recorded by an exposure to light through the support, and the light-sensitive emulsion layer (DL) or its adjacent layer has a color-forming coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshio Ishii
  • Patent number: 5972585
    Abstract: A color negative photographic element is disclosed containing yellow, magenta and cyan dye-forming couplers and masking dyes. Visual judging of the negative image obtained following processing is facilitated by choosing the masking dyes to provide, following imagewise exposure and processing, in CIE1976(L.sup.* a.sup.* b.sup.*) color space L.sup.* values of greater than 30 and C.sup.* values of less than 20, where C.sup.* values are derived from the formula: C.sup.* =[(a.sup.*).sup.2 +(b.sup.*).sup.2 ].sup.1/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Allan F. Sowinski, Gregory G. Gresock, Wayne F. Erickson, Ronald R. Andrews
  • Patent number: 5965322
    Abstract: There is disclosed a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material that contains, in photographic constitutional layers on a support, a hydrazine-series reducing agent for color formation, and a phenol-series magenta coupler having an acylamino group at the 5-position, and/or a naphthol-series cyan coupler having an amido group at the 5-position. The light-sensitive material makes low-replenishment and low-discharge processing possible, and exhibits good color reproducibility and good color-forming property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Makuta, Koki Nakamura, Kiyoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 5965338
    Abstract: This invention contemplates a multilayer, multicolor photographic element comprising a support, a plurality of dye-forming hydrophilic colloid containing silver halide emulsion layers which are spectrally sensitized to different regions of the visible spectrum including at least one blue-sensitive emulsion layer, a green-sensitive emulsion layer, and a red-sensitive emulsion layer wherein the topmost silver halide emulsion layer has a water swell percentage which is greater than any other light-sensitive emulsion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Gary W. Visconte, Alfred B. Fant, Yongcai Wang
  • Patent number: 5965341
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element comprising a silver halide emulsion layer sensitive to green light having associated therewith (a) a 1-aryl-3-anilino-4-benzotriazolyl-5-pyrazolone magenta dye-forming DIR coupler of a particular formula, and (b) a 1-aryl-3-anilino-4-phenylthio-5-pyrazolone magenta image dye forming coupler of a particular formula. The element of the invention provides an improved interimage of a green sensitized layer in a multicolor silver halide photographic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Ronald E. Leone
  • Patent number: 5958662
    Abstract: A photographic element, comprises a support bearing one or more silver halide emulsions and one or more pyrazolone magenta dye-forming DIR couplers of structure I or II: wherein:the R.sub.1 substituents are individually selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms and alkyl, phenyl, alkoxy, phenoxy, carbonamido, sulfonamido, carbamoyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxcarbonyl, and trifluoromethyl groups;n is 1 to 5;R.sub.2 is an alkyl group or a phenyl group; andR.sub.3 is a substituent containing at least 2 carbon atoms and selected from the group consisting of an alkylthio group, an arylthio group, an alkoxy group, an phenoxy group or a carbonamido group of the formula: --NHCOR.sub.4, wherein R.sub.4 is an alkyl group, a phenyl group, an alkoxy group or a phenoxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, David A. Steele, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 5942381
    Abstract: A photographic element comprising a silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a 1-phenyl-3-anilino-4-benzotriazolyl-5-pyrazolone magenta dye-forming DIR coupler of structure I: ##STR1## wherein: R.sub.1 is hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine or a methyl group;R.sub.2, R.sub.3, and R.sub.4 are individually selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, phenyl, alkoxy, phenoxy, alkylthio, carbonamido, sulfonamido, carbamoyl, alkoxycarbonyl and aryloxycarbonyl groups;R.sub.5 is hydrogen, bromine, chlorine, fluorine, or an alkyl group;R.sub.6 and R.sub.7 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, carbonamido, carbamoyl, sulfonamido, sulfamoyl, alkylsulfonyl, arylsulfonyl, alkylsulfoxyl, arylsulfoxyl, sulfonyloxy, alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, acyloxy, acyl, imido, trifluoromethyl and cyano groups, provided that at least one of R.sub.6 and R.sub.7 is not hydrogen;R.sub.8 and R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Merkel, Ronald E. Leone, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 5939246
    Abstract: A process of compositing two or more separate images comprising: (a) imagewise exposing a color negative photographic recording material to a subject in front of a uniformly colored screen background, wherein the photographic recording material comprises a support bearing red light, green light, and blue light sensitive color records, and at least one distributed red light absorbing compound in an amount such as to reduce the sensitivity of the red light sensitive color record by at least 40%, and the light sensitivities of the green light sensitive color record and the blue light sensitive color record are each reduced by less than 20% by the presence of any distributed light absorbing compounds, (b) forming a color negative image of the subject and screen background by developing the exposed photographic material with a color developing agent, (c) separating the subject image of the color negative from the screen background image, and (d) compositing the separated subject image with a second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John C. Brewer, Donald H. Hunger
  • Patent number: 5935773
    Abstract: A colour photographic silver halide material with a support, at last one silver halide emulsion layer containing at least one yellow coupler and at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a cyan coupler applied thereon, in which material the silver halide emulsion layer, of which there is at least one, containing at least one yellow coupler and/or the silver halide emulsion layer, of which there is at least one, containing at least one cyan coupler contains a compound of the formula (I) ##STR1## in which R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3 mean alkyl, alkenyl or acyl andn means 6, 7 or 8,is distinguished by improved stability of the image dyes produced by processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert AG
    Inventors: Jorg Hagemann, Gunter Helling