Filter Layer Containing Patents (Class 430/507)
  • Patent number: 9162976
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition containing a combination i) of at least one screening agent of the dibenzoylmethane derivative type and ii) of at least one particular hydrophilic or water-soluble merocyanin UV-screening agent, especially corresponding to one of the formulae (I) or (II) below: in which at least one or two of the radicals contain: either an alkylsulfonate radical in its acid or salified form, or one or two hydroxyl radicals. The invention also relates to a process for the radiation-photostabilization of at least one screening agent of the dibenzoylmethane derivative type with an effective amount of at least one particular hydrophilic or water-soluble merocyanin UV-screening agent, especially corresponding to one of the formulae (I) or (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Herve Richard, Benoit Muller
  • Patent number: 8637228
    Abstract: A color photographic element has a reflective support and a blue light sensitive color record, a green light sensitive color record, and a red light sensitive color record and can be used to provide color photographic prints. The element also has a non-light sensitive layer over the red light sensitive color record. This non-light sensitive layer has (1) a hydrophilic colloid in an amount of at least 200 mg/m2 to and including 2,000 mg/m2, (2) matte particles, and (3) an acrylate latex polymer having latex particles having an average size of less than 1 ?m and a glass transition temperature of at least 70° C. The dry weight ratio of the acrylate latex polymer to the hydrophilic colloid is at least 0.8:1 and the dry weight ratio of the acrylate latex polymer to the total matte particles is at least 15:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Jess B. Hendricks, III, Paul L. Zengerle, Andrew D. Church, Darrell B. Austin
  • Patent number: 8221729
    Abstract: Disclosed are-(2?-Hydroxy-4?-aminophenyl)benzotriazole derivatives of formula wherein R1 and R4 independently of each other are hydrogen; C1-C28alkyl; C1-C28alkoxy; C2-C28alkenyl; C2-C28alkinyl; C3-C12cycloalkyl; C3-C12cycloalkenyl; C7-C28aralkyl; C1-C20heteroalkyl; C3-C12cycloheteroalkyl; or C5-C16 heteroaralkyl; and wherein C1-C28alkyl, C1-C28alkoxy, C2-C28alkenyl and C2-C28alkinyl are unsubstituted or may be substituted by at least one C1-C5alkyl, C1-C5alkoxy or hydroxy; R2 and R3 independently of each other are hydrogen; C1-C28alkyl; C2-C28 alkenyl; C2-C22alkinyl; C3-C12cycloalkyl; C3-C12cycloalkenyl; C7-C28 aralkyl; C1-C20 heteroalkyl; C3-C12cycloheteroalkyl; C5-C16heteroaralkyl; and wherein C1-C28alkyl, C1-C28alkoxy, C2-C28alkenyl and C2-C28alkinyl are unsubstituted or may be substituted by at least one C1-C5alkyl, C1-C5alkoxy or hydroxy; or CO—R5; or R2 and R3 together with the linking nitrogen form a 5- to 7-membered, monocyclic, carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring; R5 is C1-C28alkyl; C2-C28alkenyl;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Barbara Wagner
  • Patent number: 8021579
    Abstract: A conductive composition comprises a ? conjugated conductive polymer, a polyanion, and a hydroxy group-containing aromatic compound containing two or more hydroxy groups. An antistatic coating material comprises the conductive composition and a solvent. An antistatic coating is produced by applying the antistatic coating material. A capacitor comprises an anode composed of a porous valve metal body; a dielectric layer formed by oxidizing a surface of the anode; and a cathode formed on the dielectric layer, wherein the cathode has a solid electrolyte layer comprising the conductive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Yoshida, Tailu Ning, Yasushi Masahiro, Rika Abe, Yutaka Higuchi
  • 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: 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: 7105285
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material comprises a blue-sensitive layer, a green-sensitive layer, a red-sensitive layer and a non-light-sensitive layer on a support. The silver halide color photosensitive material contains a compound selected from the following type 1 and type 2 compounds, and wherein the blue-sensitive layer meets the relationship of the following formula (I): SB(370 nm)/SB(420 nm)<0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshitaka Ninomiya, Kiyoshi Morimoto, Koichi Yokota, Masahiko Taniguchi, Terukazu Yanagi
  • Patent number: 7101659
    Abstract: A photographic element is described comprising a support bearing at least one blue light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and an ultraviolet filter layer above the light sensitive layer, wherein the ultraviolet filter layer comprises an ultraviolet absorbing dibenzoylmethane compound of formula (I) where R1 through R5 are each independently hydrogen, halogen, nitro, or hydroyxl, or further substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, alkoxy, acyloxy, ester, carboxyl, alkyl thio, aryl thio, alkyl amine, aryl amine, alkyl nitrile, aryl nitrile, arylsulfonyl, or 5–6 member heterocycle ring groups. The present invention describes photographic elements that include materials that deliver a preferred UV absorption spectrum that provides adequate spark protection, and minimizes UV radiation incident on the element during camera exposure so that accurate color rendition can be achieved, while maximizing photographic speed in the blue record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul L. Zengerle, Kurt M. Schroeder, Rebecca A. Ott, Efrain O. Morales
  • Patent number: 7005250
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic lightsensitive material comprising a support and, superimposed thereon, at least one blue-sensitive layer, at least one green-sensitive layer, at least one red-sensitive layer and at least one non-lightsensitive layer, wherein at least one fluorinated surfactant represented by the following general formula (A) or general formula (B) is contained and wherein a spectral sensitivity ratio at 370 nm as compared to that at 420 nm, which imparts the same density as that of the sensitivity at 420 nm in the spectral sensitivity distribution of the blue-sensitive layer, is 70% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Yokota, Terukazu Yanagi
  • Patent number: 6881840
    Abstract: This relates to a dye represented by Formulae II and IIA below: wherein; R1 represents a hydrogen, an aryl group containing 6 to 14 carbon atoms, or an alkyl group containing 1 to 12 carbon atoms, R2 and R3 together form an aromatic, carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring system containing 6 to 14 atoms; X represents a sulfoxide (S?O), sulfone (SO2), or dicyanovinyl (C(CN)2) group; Y represents a sulfoxide (S?O), sulfone (SO2), carbonyl (C?O) or dicyanovinyl (C(CN)2) group; L1, L2, and L3 represent methine groups, wherein the methine groups may combine to form a 5- or 6-membered ring when m is equal to or >1; m is 0, 1, 2, or 3; W is an aryl group; and D is a moiety in conjugation with the X and Y groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Margaret J. Helber, Douglas M. Willis, John DiCillo
  • Publication number: 20040185352
    Abstract: Photothermographic elements employing improved base precursors that undergo thermal decomposition are disclosed. Thermal-dye-bleach agents, and in particular, a novel class of salts of arylsulfonylacetic acids as bleaching agents for photothermographic use are disclosed. Photothermographic elements employing these thermal-dye-bleach agents are suitable for use as acutance and antihalation systems, bleachable filter dye materials, and in promoting unblocking of various components such as blocked developers, especially in photothermographic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Ramanuj Goswami, David H. Levy
  • Publication number: 20040137386
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic lightsensitive material comprising a support and, superimposed thereon, at least one blue-sensitive layer, at least one green-sensitive layer, at least one red-sensitive layer and at least one non-lightsensitive layer, wherein at least one fluorinated surfactant represented by the following general formula (A) or general formula (B) is contained and wherein a spectral sensitivity ratio at 370 nm as compared to that at 420 nm, which imparts the same density as that of the sensitivity at 420 nm in the spectral sensitivity distribution of the blue-sensitive layer, is 70% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Yokota, Terukazu Yanagi
  • Patent number: 6756190
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material that has, on a transmissive support, at least one yellow color-forming light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one cyan color-forming light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, and at least one magenta color-forming light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, and at least one non-light-sensitive hydrophilic colloid layer, and that contains a water-soluble dye that gives a maximum absorption in the range of 570 to 610 nm and a half width at half maximum on the longer wavelength side of 40 nm or less in a hydrophilic colloid layer, and a water-soluble dye that gives a maximum absorption at 740 nm or more and a half width at half maximum on the shorter wavelength side of 100 nm or less in a hydrophilic colloid layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Sakai
  • Patent number: 6753121
    Abstract: A photoconductive material imaging element is described comprising a support and a silver halide emulsion imaging layer comprising silver halide grains which have not been chemically sensitized to optimize formation of latent image Agno, centers upon imagewise exposure and which are doped with at least 500 deep electron trapping agent dopant centers per grain. In accordance with a preferred embodiment, the photoconductive material imaging element includes a planar support and the non-chemically sensitized, deep electron trapping agent doped silver halide grains comprise tabular grains, preferably with an average grain size equivalent circular diameter of greater than 2 &mgr;m, with the long dimensions of the tabular grains primarily oriented parallel to the plane of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lillian M. Kellogg, Joe E. Maskasky, Dale E. Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20040115558
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new photosensitive resin composition capable of solubility control and a pattern formation method of a double-layer structure using the same, and more particularly to a photosensitive resin composition that can control the &ggr;-value using a new photopolymerization initiator and lower layer hardener and that can control a film thickness according to the exposure energy without pattern breakup, even with low exposure energy. This photosensitive resin composition is useful for color filters and overcoating materials of LCD (liquid crystal display) manufacturing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Seok-Yoon Yang, Gil-Lae Kim, Chan-Seok Park, Choon-Ho Park, Soo-Guy Rho
  • Patent number: 6746807
    Abstract: This invention relates to a photothermographic element comprising a support, at least one photothermographic imaging layer, and at least one filter layer, wherein the filer layer comprises a heat-bleachable composition comprising a benzothiazine arylidiene filter dye, which filter dye is in the presence of an effective amount of a base precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ramanuj Goswami, Margaret J. Helber, Teresa J. Hosmer, David H. Levy
  • Publication number: 20040096763
    Abstract: A photoconductive material imaging element is described comprising a support and a silver halide emulsion imaging layer comprising silver halide grains which have not been chemically sensitized to optimize formation of latent image Agn0 centers upon imagewise exposure and which are doped with at least 500 deep electron trapping agent dopant centers per grain. In accordance with a preferred embodiment, the photoconductive material imaging element includes a planar support and the non-chemically sensitized, deep electron trapping agent doped silver halide grains comprise tabular grains, preferably with an average grain size equivalent circular diameter of greater than 2 &mgr;m, with the long dimensions of the tabular grains primarily oriented parallel to the plane of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lillian M. Kellogg, Joe E. Maskasky, Dale E. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 6670111
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process for preparing a dispersion which comprises codispersing in an aqueous medium a sucrose derivative represented by the following general formula (1), wherein substituents X1 to X8, being the same or different, are represented by a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group or an acyl group, with the proviso that at least four of the X1 to X8 substituents are different from hydrogen and that the total sum of the carbon atoms of X1 to X8 substituents is at least sixteen; and a photographic compound represented by the following general formula (2), wherein R and R1 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkylene group, a heterocyclic group or an aryl group; R2, R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group and R3 and R4 may be combined to form a 6-membered ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Ferrania, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Corrado Balestra, Mauro Besio, Emilio Prosperi
  • Publication number: 20030224304
    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 (&lgr;ra) of spectral sensitivity distribution satisfying the relationship: 600 nm<&lgr;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:
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka Maeno
  • Patent number: 6641973
    Abstract: The invention relates to an imaging member comprising a duplitized imaging layer and a support comprising at least one layer comprising an inorganic particle having an aspect ratio of at least 10 to 1, a lateral dimension of from 0.01 &mgr;m to 5 &mgr;m, and a vertical dimension from 0.5 nm to 10 nm, and polymeric resin matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Narasimharao Dontula, Robert P. Bourdelais, Debasis Majumdar, Cheryl J. Kaminsky
  • Publication number: 20030203326
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic photosensitive material comprising: a transmitting support; at least three types of photosensitive hydrophilic colloid layers disposed on the support, each type including at least one of a yellow, a magenta and a cyan color forming coupler; silver halide emulsion particles, which have a color sensitivity different from the other types, wherein at least one of the color sensitivities comprises green-sensitivity; and an Fe content of no more than 2×10−5 moles/m2; each silver halide emulsion particle including a halogen composition, which comprises at least one of silver chlorobromide, silver chloroiodide, silver chloroiodide bromide and silver chloride having a silver chloride content ratio of 95% by mole or more, an average sphere-equivalent particle diameter of the green-sensitive silver halogen emulsion particles comprising no more than 0.25 &mgr;m and at least one type of the green-sensitive silver halogen emulsion particles being doped with Ir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyohito Takada, Hidekazu Sakai, Terukazu Yanagi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20030118957
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process for preparing a dispersion which comprises codispersing in an aqueous medium a sucrose derivative represented by the following general formula (1), wherein substituents X1 to X8, being the same or different, are represented by a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group or an acyl group, with the proviso that at least four of the X1 to X8 substituents are different from hydrogen and that the total sum of the carbon atoms of X1 to X8 substituents is at least sixteen; and a photographic compound represented by the following general formula (2), wherein R and R1 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkylene group, a heterocyclic group or an aryl group; R2, R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group and R3 and R4 may be combined to form a 6-membered ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: Ferrania, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Corrado Balestra, Mauro Besio, Emilio Prosperi
  • Patent number: 6573019
    Abstract: A radiographic film material has been described for recording medical diagnostic images of soft tissue through exposure to light, emitted by a single intensifying screen, after having been subjecting to exposure with X-rays, emitted from an X-ray generating device with a tube voltage of 20 kV to 40 kV, and processing, including development, fixing and drying, within a time of 120 (and more preferably 90) seconds or less, wherein said film is comprised of a transparent film support, front and back major faces and an image-forming portion for providing, when imagewise exposed by light emitted by said intensifying screen and processed, an average contrast or gradient in the range from 3.0 up to 4.5, measured over a density above fog in the range of from 0.25 to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Marc Van den Zegel, Francis Vanhoudt
  • Patent number: 6558887
    Abstract: A color photographic silver halide material containing in at least one red-sensitive layer a cyan coupler having formula (I) and in a photosensitive or non-photosensitive layer a UV absorber having formula (II) where R1 to R4, R11 to R16, Z, m, n and o have the meanings specified in the description, is characterised by good light and dark stability and low secondary densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Günter Helling, Ralf Weimann
  • Patent number: 6558888
    Abstract: This invention relates to an imaging element comprising a dye represented by Formulae II and IIA below: wherein; R1 represents a hydrogen, an aryl group containing 6 to 14 carbon atoms, or an alkyl group containing 1 to 12 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 together form an aromatic carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring system containing 6 to 14 atoms; X represents a sulfoxide (S═O), sulfone (SO2), carbonyl (C═O) or dicyanovinyl (C(CN)2) group, and Y represents a sulfoxide (S═O), sulfone (SO2), carbonyl (C═O) or dicyanovinyl (C(CN)2) group, with the proviso that X and Y cannot both be carbonyl; L1, L2, and L3 represent methine groups, wherein the methine groups may combine to form a 5- or 6-membered ring when m is equal to or >1; m is 0, 1, 2, or 3; W is an aryl group; and D is a moiety in conjugation with the X and Y groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Margaret J. Helber, Douglas M. Willis, John DiCillo
  • Patent number: 6558880
    Abstract: Photothermographic materials comprise heat-bleachable antihalation compositions in backside antihalation layers. These compositions comprise a hexaarybiimidazole and an oxonol dye that can be represented by the following Structure I: A1═L1—(L2═L3)p—(L4═L5)q—(L6═L7)r—A2−(M)k wherein A1 and A2 are the same or different activated methylene moieties, L1 through L7 independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted methine group, M represents a counterion, k is the number of M counterions necessary to provide neutral charge for Structure I, p, and q, are independently 0 or 1, and r is 0, 1, or 2. The antihalation composition is typically bleached when subjected to a temperature of at least 90° C. for at least 0.5 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ramanuj Goswami, William D. Ramsden, Paul A. Zielinski, David G. Baird, LuAnn K. Weinstein, Margaret J. Helber, Doreen C. Lynch
  • Patent number: 6518006
    Abstract: The present invention provides a silver halide color photographic photosensitive material having superior image sharpness and film strength. Disclosed is a silver halide color photographic photosensitive material in which a yellow-developing photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer on a support contains at least one dye-forming coupler represented by the following general formula (Y-1), and at least one layer of the non-photosensitive hydrophilic colloid layers on the support contains a dispersion of solid particles of a dye represented by the following general formula [I]. In the general formula (Y-1), Y represents a nitrogen-containing heterocycle; Z represents a substituted aryl group; X represents a hydrogen atom, or a group that leaves by the reaction with an oxidized form of a developing solution. In the general formula [I], D represents a residue of a compound having a chromophoric group; X represents a dissociative hydrogen atom or a group having a dissociative hydrogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sakai, Yasuhiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 6475713
    Abstract: The invention relates to an imaging member comprising at least two polymer sheets joined by solvent based thermoplastic adhesive applied to at least one said at least two polymer sheets between 15 and 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Peter T. Aylward, Robert P. Bourdelais, Alphonse D. Camp, Thomas M. Smith
  • Patent number: 6455210
    Abstract: This invention relates to a photothermographic element comprising a support, at least one photothermographic image-receiving layer, and at least one antihalation layer or a filter layer, wherein the antihalation or filer layer comprises an aqueous heat-bleachable composition comprising at least one dye and at least one hexaarylbiimidazole in the form of particles dispersed in a matrix comprising a hydrophilic or aqueous dispersible polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mark E. Irving, Ramanuj Goswami, Kenneth N. Kilminster
  • Patent number: 6426180
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color silver halide photographic element comprising a support bearing: (1) a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer; (2) a nitrogen heterocycle with a minimum of three heteroatoms that does not react with oxidized developer, does not contain free thiol substituents, and has a C log P sufficient to increase the photographic speed of said element compared to the same element without the compound, said heterocycle compound located either in said light sensitive layer or in a layer adjacent to it; and (3) an ETARC, in or adjacent to said light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, that releases, upon reaction with oxidized developer, an electron transfer agent having a C log P of at least 2.40. The invention provides improved light sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph F. Bringley, James A. Friday, Stephen P. Singer, Marcello Vitale
  • Patent number: 6399290
    Abstract: Compounds suitable for use as acutance, antihalation and filter dyes in silver halide imaging materials having a nucleus represented by a compound comprising a nucleus represented by one of the following general formulae (I) and (II): in which; A and B independently represent those non-metallic atoms necessary to complete a neutral heterocyclic ring in which at least one ring atom is nitrogen, R represents hydrogen or an alkyl group, and Y represents a divalent aliphatic linking group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Andrew W. Mott, Kevin P. Hall
  • Publication number: 20020064733
    Abstract: A photographic film having a long wavelength (LW) filter is disclosed. The LW filter is capable of blocking substantially all light in the infra-red (IR) portion of the light spectrum. In at least one embodiment, the LW filter is further capable of transmitting light in the visible part of the light spectrum. A LW filter may be placed in various positions on a photographic film, and/or included in one of a photographic film's emulsion layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventor: Lorin C. Nash
  • Patent number: 6395463
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of recording multiple images by providing an integral, lenticular, multilayer, color photographic element comprising a red light sensitive layer comprising a cyan dye forming coupler, a green light sensitive layer comprising a magenta dye forming coupler, a blue light sensitive layer comprising a yellow dye forming coupler, and an antihalation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: James L. Edwards
  • Patent number: 6368759
    Abstract: The invention relates to an imaging element comprising a transparent polymer sheet, and at least one photosensitive dye forming coupler containing layer is on each side of said transparent sheet, wherein there are at least four separate photosensitive layers and the photosensitive layers comprise at least four dye forming couplers that form at least four spectrally distinct colors, and wherein said imaging element is adhered to a transmissive polymer sheet that has a spectral transmissiveness of greater than 15 and less than 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert P. Bourdelais, Peter T. Aylward, Alphonse D. Camp, James L. Edwards
  • Patent number: 6368758
    Abstract: This invention relates to a decorative package comprising a package having adhered thereto a label comprising a transparent polymer sheet, and at least one dye containing layer is on each side of said sheet, wherein there are at least four separate dye containing layers and the dye containing layers comprise at least four spectrally distinct colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Alphonse D. Camp, James L. Edwards, Robert P. Bourdelais, Peter T. Aylward
  • Patent number: 6355404
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display material comprising a base, said base comprising a polyester sheet comprising at least one voided polyester diffusion layer, at least one topside photosensitive silver halide layer on the topside of said base and at least one bottom side photosensitive layer on the bottom side of said base, below said at least one bottom side emulsion layer a tone enhancing layer, and below said tone enhancing layer an antihalation layer, wherein said display material has a light transmission of between 35 and 60 percent in the developed Dmin areas of the display material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Alphonse D. Camp, Peter T. Aylward, Robert P. Bourdelais, Thomas M. Laney, John L. Pawlak, Gary J. McSweeney
  • Patent number: 6352822
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display material comprising a base said base comprising a polyolefin sheet comprising at least one voided polyolefin diffusion layer, at least one topside photosensitive silver halide layer on the topside of said base and at least one bottom side photosensitive layer on the bottom side of said base, below said bottom side emulsion a tone enhancing layer and below said tone enhancing layer an antihalation layer wherein said display material has a light transmission of between 35 and 60 percent in the developed Dmin areas of the display material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Alphonse D. Camp, Peter T. Aylward, Robert P. Bourdelais, John L. Pawlak, Gary J. McSweeney
  • Patent number: 6350565
    Abstract: A color photographic element containing a support bearing: (a) a red record comprising, in order from the support, a less and a more red light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, each having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler; (b) further from the support a green record comprising, in order from the support, a less and a more green light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, each having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, and (c) still further from the support, a blue record comprising in order from the support, a less and a more blue light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, each having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler; wherein: (d) there is located below and only below the most red light sensitive layer of the red record a relatively non-light sensitive “small 3-D emulsion layer” that is substantially free of red light absorbing dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph F. Bringley, James A. Friday, Marcello Vitale
  • Patent number: 6348591
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to red-shifted trisaryl-1,3,5-triazines and the use thereof to protect against degradation by environmental forces, inclusive of ultraviolet light, actinic radiation, oxidation, moisture, atmospheric pollutants and combinations thereof. The new class of trisaryl-1,3,5-triazines comprises an aryl ring attached to the triazine ring [and preferably an aryl ring containing a hydroxyl group, either free or blocked to form a latent stabilizer, ortho- to the point of attachment to the triazine ring (2-position) and a hydroxyl group or a moiety joined by an ether linkage para- to the point of attachment to the triazine ring (4-position)] substituted at the 3-position or disubstituted at the 3- and 5-positions with a group comprising an amide and/or an amine. These materials may be incorporated into formulations comprising coatings, polymers, resins, organic compounds and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Cytec Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Ram Baboo Gupta, Dennis John Jakiela
  • Patent number: 6346368
    Abstract: A silver halide color reversal photographic material is disclosed, comprising a support having thereon a blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow dye-forming coupler, a green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a magenta dye-forming coupler and a red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a cyan dye-forming coupler, wherein a RMS value at a density of 0.8 of the red-sensitive layer is within a range of 20 to 90% of a RMS value at a density of 0.8 of the green-sensitive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Irie
  • Patent number: 6309234
    Abstract: A joint connector is provided that includes a plurality of divisional joint connectors and a joint terminal. Each divisional joint connector includes a case having a pressure contact terminal and at least one opening. The pressure contact terminal has a wire connection portion and a terminal contact portion. The wire connection portion has at least one pressure contact blade configured to make pressure contact with a wire extending from a wire harness subassembly. The joint terminal extends into the respective openings, and is connected to a respective one of the terminal contact portions of the pressure contact terminals that are accommodated respectively in the cases of the divisional joint connectors. Consequently, electrical connection is made between the wires extending from a plurality of the wire harness subassemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukimitsu Hattori, Mitsuhiko Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 6303281
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic element comprises a support having thereon at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a light-insensitive protective layer, the light-insensitive protective layer comprising an ultraviolet absorbing layer closer to the support and an outermost protective layer, the ultraviolet absorbing layer comprising an ultraviolet aborbing dye, a high boiling organic solvent, and a hydrophilic binder, the outermost protective layer comprising insoluble matte particles having a mean particle size of larger than 0.5 &mgr;m, dispersed polymer particles having a mean size of less than 0.2 &mgr;m, and a glass transition temperature of at least 70° C., and a hydrophilic binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Yongcai Wang, Melvin Michael Kestner, Alfred Bruce Fant, Dennis Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 6284821
    Abstract: A description is given of compounds of the formula I in which R1 is C1-C18alkyl; C5-C12cycloalkyl; C3-C6alkenyl; phenyl; C1-C18alkyl which is substituted by phenyl, OH, C1-C18alkoxy, C5-C12cycloalkoxy, C3-C18alkenyloxy, halogen, —COOH, —COOR4, —O—CO—R5, —O—CO—O—R6, —CO—NH2, —CO—NHR7, —CO—N(R7)(R8), CN, NH2, NHR7, —N(R7)(R8), —NH—CO—R5, phenoxy, C1-C18alkyl-substituted phenoxy, phenyl-C1-C4alkoxy, C6-C15bicycloalkoxy, C6-C15bicycloalkylalkoxy, C6-C15bicycloalkenylalkoxy, or C6-C15tricycloalkoxy; C5-C12cycloalkyl which is substituted by OH, C1-C4alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl or —O—CO—R5; glycidyl; —CO—R9 or —SO2—R10; or R1 is C3-C50alkyl which is interrupted by one or more oxygen atoms and/or substituted by OH, phenoxy or C7-C18alkylphenoxy; or R1 denotes the specific polymerizable radicals indicated in claim 1; R2 is C6-C18alky1; C2-C6alkenyl; p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Dietmar Hüglin, Vien Van Toan, Helmut Luther, Christophe Bulliard, Gerhard Rytz
  • Patent number: 6277548
    Abstract: A motion picture film photographic element is disclosed comprising a support having on a front side thereof a subbing layer unit and one or more image-forming units comprising at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer coated over the subbing layer unit, wherein the layers coated on the front side of the support comprise in total from 5 to 30 mg/m2 of dispersed carbon particles, and the majority of the dispersed carbon particles is contained in the emulsion layer or layers of the one or more image forming units or in intercoat layers which may be present between two emulsion layers. The motion picture photographic film clement provides improved performance when marked by means of a laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Gary N. Barber, Christopher J. Haller, Mary C. Brick
  • Patent number: 6261750
    Abstract: A silver halide color light-sensitive material contains at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and at least one non-light-sensitive layer on a support, wherein at least one of the non-light-sensitive layers contains a silver halide emulsion having a previously fogged surface, and the non-light-sensitive layer containing the previously fogged emulsion and/or its adjacent layer contains a compound capable of releasing a photographically useful group or its precursor by a coupling reaction with the oxidized form of a developing agent, wherein the previously fogged emulsion is developed during color development to evenly form the oxidized form of a color developing agent, and the photographically useful group or its precursor is released non-imagewise by the coupling reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Ishii, Takayuki Ito, Fumitaka Ueda, Hiroyuki Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 6258518
    Abstract: A silver halide photosensitive material comprises a compound represented by formula (S1): wherein R1 represents a substituent group, n represents an integer from 0 to 4, R2 and R3 can be the same or different and represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, and R4 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Taniguchi, Hideo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 6248510
    Abstract: A motion picture intermediate film has on one side of a support material, in order, an antihalation undercoat and at least one silver halide emulsion layer; and on the opposite side of the support a transparent, process surviving antistatic backing layer. The transparent, antistatic backing layer retains its antistatic properties after photographic film processing so that the motion picture intermediate film is protected from the generation of static charge during high speed printing of, for example, motion picture print films. The antistatic backing layer of the invention has a resistivity of less than about 1×1011 &OHgr;/□ after film processing. In a most preferred embodiment, the motion picture intermediate film of the invention is used to print images onto a motion picture print film that has a transparent antistatic backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Charles C. Anderson, Eugene A. Armour, Robert J. Wilson, Robert P. Bouvy
  • Patent number: 6228568
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a color photographic recording material which contains, in at least one layer between the substrate and light-sensitive emulsion layer situated nearest to the substrate, a compound of formula (I) wherein X and Y, independently of each other in each case, represent an electron-attracting group, and X and Y together can form a group which is necessary for the completion of a 5- or 6-membered ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Thomas Stetzer, Hans Langen, Heinz Schütz, Hans-Joachim Schumann, Klaus Sinzger, Johannes Willsau, Dirk Hübner, Engelbert Wiel
  • Patent number: RE37205
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material comprising a support having thereon a yellow color forming silver halide emulsion layer, a magenta color forming silver halide emulsion layer and a cyan color forming silver halide emulsion layer. The yellow color forming emulsion layer contains a silver halide emulsion having a silver chloride content of not less than 90 mol %, a yellow coupler and a bisphenol compound and optionally a difficultly water-soluble epoxy compound. One or more layers of the light-sensitive material may contain an ultraviolet light absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yoneyama