Sensitive To Portion Only Of Visible Spectrum Or Of Widened Spectral Response Patents (Class 430/508)
  • Patent number: 8617801
    Abstract: A radiographic X-ray film comprising a polymer support. One or more silver halide emulsion layers are coated on each side of the support. A blue dye is contained within at least one of the polymer support or in an adjacent hydrophilic layer in a sufficient amount to result in a CIELAB measurement of L* less than or equal to 80 and b* less than or equal to ?25. This configuration provides, after imaging and development, radiographic images having desirable visual contrast, image tone, b*, and image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Dickerson
  • Patent number: 7648821
    Abstract: A multiple layer photosensitive element having at least three differently sensitised photosensitive layers on one side of a support, such as a, transparent flexible support, is imagewise exposed according to a desired circuit pattern and developed to form two layers of conductive track patterns from each photosensitive layer, which may then be connected together by forming vias by drilling or in situ generation. The resulting multiple layer conductive element has application in the field of printed circuit board manufacture or as the backplane electronic element of a flexible display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Sean D. Slater, John R. Fyson, Christopher B. Rider, David T. Clarke, Jurjen F. Winkel, Peter Hewitson
  • 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: 7563564
    Abstract: A multiple layer photosensitive silver halide element having at least one sensitized photosensitive layer on each side of a support, such as a transparent flexible support, is imagewise exposed according to a desired circuit pattern and developed to form a layer of conductive track patterns from each photosensitive layer. The resulting multiple layer conductive element has application in the field of printed circuit board manufacture or as the backplane electronic element of a flexible display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Andrew S. Brooks, Sean D. Slater, Peter Hewitson
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20080206689
    Abstract: A multiple layer photosensitive silver halide element having at least one sensitised photosensitive layer on each side of a support, such as a transparent flexible support, is imagewise exposed according to a desired circuit pattern and developed to form a layer of conductive track patterns from each photosensitive layer. The resulting multiple layer conductive element has application in the field of printed circuit board manufacture or as the backplane electronic element of a flexible display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew S. Brooks, Sean D. Slater, Peter Hewitson
  • Patent number: 7365895
    Abstract: A display device comprising the following arranged from light input side in the order listed below: a first reflector having a semi-transmissive and semi-reflective property; a translucent porous body having a plurality of pores in which a translucent material is filled, each of the pores having a substantially smaller diameter than the wavelength of input light; and a second reflector having a perfect reflection property, or a semi-transmissive and semi-reflective property. The average complex refractive index of the translucent porous body is changeable with respect to each display dot, and the wavelength of light absorbed by the translucent porous body is changeable with respect to each display dot according to the average complex refractive index. In this way, the input light is modulatable, and the modulated light is outputted from the first reflector and/or the second reflector to perform image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi Tomaru
  • Patent number: 7129031
    Abstract: A green-sensitized black-and-white silver halide negative working photographic material comprising a support having thereon at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing tabular silver halide grains, further comprising in said emulsion layer or in a layer adjacent thereto, a heteroatomic sulfinic acid compound, a disulfide compound or a combination thereof, wherein each of said compounds has a solubilizing group having a pKa-value of 10 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Dirk Bollen
  • Patent number: 7115356
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material of less than 320 ISO speed, comprising at least two red-sensitive emulsion layers, at least two green-sensitive emulsion layers, at least one blue-sensitive emulsion layer and at least one nonsensitive layer, wherein silver halide tabular grains of 0.15 ?m or less grain thickness are contained in an amount of 50% or more in respective layers with the highest speed among the green- and red-sensitive emulsion layers; wherein the total dry film thickness of the material on the emulsion layer side thereof is 24 ?m or less; and wherein the compound (A) is contained in at least one silver halide emulsion layer or the nonsensitive layer. Compound (A): heterocyclic compound having one or more heteroatoms, which heterocyclic compound is capable of substantially increasing the sensitivity of silver halide color photosensitive material by addition thereof as compared with that exhibited when the compound is not added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Toyoda, Junichiro Hosokawa, Takanori Hioki
  • Patent number: 7057811
    Abstract: A projection system and method are provided, the system includes a radiation source for generating electromagnetic radiation outside the visible wavelength range, an imaging unit, which can be irradiated by the radiation source, and a projection screen having a radiation-sensitive surface which, when excited by means of the above-mentioned invisible radiation, can emit fluorescent light in the visible wavelength range. The radiation-sensitive surface is formed of a material which, irrespective of the position, emits fluorescent light of different wavelengths as a function of the wavelength of the excitation radiation, and the radiation source can emit excitation radiation of different wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Bruegl, Michael Heimrath, Sonja Hauser
  • 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: 6815155
    Abstract: An radiographic imaging system for making a radiograph by a radiography apparatus using a photographic combination of a silver halide photographic light sensitive material in combination with intensifying screens, the photographic material comprising a support having a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer on each both sides of the support, wherein the radiography apparatus conducts making a radiograph under the condition that a distance between a focal point of an X-ray tube and the photographic material is 0.9 to 3.0 m, a distance between the focal point of the X-ray tube and an object is 0.5 to 2.7 m and a distance between the object and the photographic combination is 0.3 to 1.5 m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Taguchi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6777175
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material for direct observation comprising a support having on one side of the support, (a) a photosensitive layer comprising a silver halide emulsion; and (b) a non-photosensitive layer, wherein the photographic material comprises at least one oil-soluble dye having a maximum absorption wavelength of a spectral reflection density curve in a range of 540 to 580 nm and exhibiting an absorption density at 440 nm of not more than ¼ of an absorption density at the maximum absorption wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumasa Yamazaki, Toyoki Nishijima
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040115570
    Abstract: An image-forming method comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akito Yokozawa, Tatsuya Ishizaka, Katsuyuki Takada, Yoshiro Ochiai, Tetsuo Nakamura
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040029034
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photoresist composition that reduces standing wave and side wall roughness. The composition comprises a first photoresist X and a second photoresist Y. The first photoresist X absorbs at a higher wavelength than the second photoresist Y. The second photoresist Y has a lower glass transitional temperature than the first photoresist X. A method for making the photoresist composition is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Yoshiki Hishiro
  • Patent number: 6638696
    Abstract: This invention provides a display element comprising a support, a phosphorescent material, and at least one layer containing a silver halide emulsion, wherein the phosphorescent material is not excited upon exposure of the silver halide emulsion. It further provides methods of exposing and processing such display elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 6562557
    Abstract: A color photographic material comprising a transparent support, at least one blue-sensitive, predominantly yellow-coupling silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive, predominantly magenta-coupling silver halide emulsion layer (PP-1) and at least one red-sensitive, predominantly cyan-coupling silver halide emulsion layer (BG-1), characterised in that the spectral sensitivity distribution of BG-1 is characterised in that 605≦&lgr;max≦630 nm, 0.1≦&Dgr;lgE640≦0.6 and 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Klaus Wagner, Heinz Schütz, Peter Bell, Lothar Endres, Detlev Kapitza, Thomas Stetzer
  • Publication number: 20030077548
    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: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Masayuki Kuramitsu
  • Publication number: 20030068589
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuro Nagaoka, Minoru Sato
  • 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: 6432606
    Abstract: A red sensitive photographic recording material is disclosed having an emulsion layer with low silver halide and low binder content. It further comprises a polyester support having subbing layers on both sides and an anti-halation layer on the back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Roland Claes, Stefaan Lingier, Etienne Van Thillo
  • Patent number: 6423482
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color photographic element comprising a multilayered blue light sensitive record, a multilayered green light sensitive record, and a multilayered red light sensitive record, the red record comprising two or more layers of differing light sensitivity, the most light sensitive layer of the red record containing a red light sensitized first emulsion having at least one wavelength of peak absorption, and at least one of the two most light sensitive layers of the red record containing a red sensitized second emulsion, wherein the first emulsion exhibits, as measured at 0.2 density units above Dmin, at least one wavelength of peak absorption that is longer than the shortest wavelength of peak absorption of the second emulsion. The element provides an advantageous combination of speed and color rendition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Sharon R. Lunt, John F. Sawyer, Mitchell M. Lin
  • Patent number: 6406837
    Abstract: This 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 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: James L. Edwards, Peter T. Aylward, Alphonse D. Camp, Robert P. Bourdelais
  • 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: 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: 6361918
    Abstract: High speed and high contrast radiographic films can be imaged in radiographic imaging assemblies comprising intensifying screens. These films having a tabular silver halide emulsions on each side of a film support. At least one emulsion comprises a rhodium dopant and has higher photographic speeds than the other emulsions despite the fact that the emulsion grains have a small average thickness of from about 0.09 to about 0.11 &mgr;m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Dickerson, Carl R. Preddy
  • Publication number: 20010031418
    Abstract: An radiographic imaging system for making a radiograph by a radiography apparatus using a photographic combination of a silver halide photographic light sensitive material in combination with intensifying screens, the photographic material comprising a support having a light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer on each of both sides of the support, wherein the radiography apparatus conducts making a radiograph under the condition that a distance between a focal point of an X-ray tube and the photographic material is 0.9 to 3.0 m, a distance between the focal point of the X-ray tube and an object is 0.5 to 2.7 m and a distance between the object and the photographic combination is 0.3 to 1.5 m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventor: Masaaki Taguchi
  • 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
  • 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: 6077654
    Abstract: A silver halide light sensitive motion picture photographic print element is disclosed comprising a support bearing on one side thereof: a primarily yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith primary yellow dye-forming coupler and secondary cyan and magenta dye-forming couplers; a primarily cyan dye image-forming unit comprising at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith an effectively primary amount of cyan dye-forming coupler and effectively secondary amounts of magenta and yellow dye-forming couplers; and a primarily magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith an effectively primary amount of magenta dye-forming coupler and effectively secondary amounts of cyan and yellow dye-forming couplers; wherein the primary and secondary dye-forming couplers in each of the dye image-forming units are present in a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: James P. Merrill, Mitchell J. Bogdanowicz, Charles P. Hagmaier
  • 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: 5985529
    Abstract: A silver halide light sensitive motion picture photographic color print element is disclosed comprising a support bearing on one side thereof: a primary blue sensitive and secondary green and red sensitive yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith yellow dye-forming coupler; a primary red sensitive and secondary green and blue sensitive cyan dye image-forming unit comprising at least one light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith cyan dye-forming coupler; and a primary green sensitive and secondary blue and red sensitive magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith magenta dye-forming coupler; wherein the primary and secondary light sensitivities in each of the dye image-forming units result in ratios of the primary color linear sensitivity of the unit to the same color secondary linear sensitivity of each of the o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mitchell J. Bogdanowicz, James P. Merrill, Charles P. Hagmaier
  • Patent number: 5876913
    Abstract: Dual-coated radiographic elements are disclosed employing thin tabular grain emulsions that exhibit increased covering power and colder image tones by limiting hydrophilic colloid coating coverages in the thin tabular grain emulsion layers to less than 15 mg/dm.sup.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Dickerson, Anthony Adin, Marcia K. Hansen
  • Patent number: 5853967
    Abstract: A mammographic medical diagnostic radiographic element is disclosed having emulsion layers coated on opposite surfaces of a transparent film support. To facilitate rapid processing the emulsion layers are fully forehardened and less than 35 mg/dm.sup.2 of hydrophilic colloid is coated on each major surface. To reduce crossover and hydrophilic colloid, emulsions on the opposite sides of the support are each divided into two layers with the layer coated nearest the support containing a particulate dye capable of being decolorized during processing. Particulate dye and silver halide grains together account for between 30 and 70 percent of the total weight of the emulsion layers. Combined with the use of spectrally sensitized tabular grain emulsions crossover can be reduced to less than 15 percent while processing can be completed in less than 45 seconds. The distribution of hydrophilic colloid and silver halide grains chosen achieves low wet pressure sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Robert E. Dickerson
  • Patent number: 5824459
    Abstract: A dual-coated radiographic element is disclosed that is capable of simultaneously providing acceptable thoracic cavity imaging of both heart and lung anatomical features while employing a symmetrical coating format. The element allows reduced processing times while avoiding wet pressure sensitivity. This is achieved by reducing crossover to less than 5 percent using a crossover reducing dye in a polydispersed tabular grain emulsion layer coated nearest each major surface of the support. The tabular grain emulsion contains a rhodium dopant. A polydispersed outer tabular grain emulsion layer is coated over the polydispersed tabular grain emulsion coated nearest the support. Total hydrophilic colloid per side and the distribution of silver between the emulsion layers is controlled to allow processing in less than 45 seconds while avoiding wet pressure sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Robert E. Dickerson
  • Patent number: 5824460
    Abstract: A dual-coated radiographic element is disclosed that is capable of providing improved gastrointestinal tract images. Specifically, the radiographic elements are capable of simultaneously providing a maximum density of less than 3.0, a contrast in the range of from 1.0 to 2.0 over a lower exposure region (typically achieved by adding barium to the gastrointestinal tract) extending over an exposure range of 0.3 log E, a contrast of in the range of from 1.0 to 2.0 over a higher exposure region (typically achieved by adding an effervescent substance to the gastrointestinal tract) extending over an exposure range of 0.6 log E, and a contrast greater than 3.5 over an intermediate exposure region extending over an exposure range of 0.6 log E. To accomplish this, underlying and overlying spectrally sensitized tabular grain emulsion layers are coated on each major surface of a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Robert E. Dickerson
  • Patent number: 5817447
    Abstract: A laser film printer system comprising:a source of a beam of light having a wavelength in the blue or ultraviolet region;a modulator for modulating the beam of light according to an input image signal;a monochrome film having a photosensitive layer which is sensitive to light in the blue or ultraviolet region; anda scanner for scanning the film with the beam of light to form an image therein representative of the input image signal;wherein the wavelength of the source of a beam of light and the grain size and coating density of the silver halide in the photosensitive layer of the monochrome film are chosen to eliminate interference fringes of said film image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Kwok Leung Yip
  • Patent number: 5750320
    Abstract: Silver halide light sensitive photographic print elements are disclosed comprising a support bearing on one side thereof: a blue color sensitive record comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion yellow-image forming layer, a red color sensitive record comprising at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion cyan-image forming layer, and a green color sensitive record comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion magenta-image forming layer; wherein at least one of the color records has a fixed best fit contrast less than or equal to 2.2, wherein the fixed best fit contrast for a color record is defined as the slope of a straight line connecting a point B and a point C on the characteristic curve of Status A density versus log Exposure for the color record, where points B and C are located by defining a point A on the characteristic curve at the log Exposure required to attain a density level of 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mitchell Joseph Bogdanowicz, Charles Peter Hagmaier, Leslie Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 5723263
    Abstract: A multicolor negative photographic element comprises a support bearing a blue light-sensitive silver halide emulsion first layer and a green light-sensitized silver halide emulsion second layer wherein said second layer contains a dye sensitized to green light and wherein said first layer has associated therewith a hue correction coupler which upon coupling with oxidized developer produces a dye having a maximum absorbance in the range of 460 to 510 nm. so that the element has a D480/D440 density ratio which is greater than that exhibited by the element without the hue correction coupler. The invention also encompasses a blue sensitive silver halide emulsion layer associated with the hue correction coupler and a method of forming an image in the photographic element of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Stephen Paul Singer, Paul Barrett Merkel, Jeffrey Walter Schmoeger
  • Patent number: 5705327
    Abstract: Color negative photographic films having red, green and blue color sensitive records, wherein the ratio of the toe area contrast to the mid-scale contrast for each of the red, green and blue color records is less than or equal to 0.80, and either at least two color records having a toe-area contrast less than or equal to 0.42 or a mid-scale contrast less than or equal to 0.55, or the film having a speed rating of ISO 200 or greater. The mid-scale contrast for a color record is defined as the slope of a straight line connecting a point C and and a point D on the characteristic curve of Status M density versus log Exposure for the color record, where points C and D are located by defining a point A on the characteristic curve at a density level 0.1 above minimum density, a point B is located on the characteristic curve at an exposure value +1.0 Log Exposure beyond point A, and points C and D are located at exposure values -0.45 log Exposure and +0.45 log Exposure with respect to point B, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John Charles Brewer, John Tyler Keech, John Frank Sawyer
  • Patent number: 5665530
    Abstract: A silver halide emulsion which comprises at least one dispersion medium and silver halide grains, wherein not less than 30% of the total projected area of the silver halide grains accounts for tabular grains each (i) having a {100} face as a major face, (ii) having an aspect ratio (diameter/thickness) of not less than 1.5, and (iii) having a nucleus during nucleus formation, the nucleus being present within the square of not more than 10% of the entire projected area of each of said silver halide grains when viewed the silver halide grains from the vertical direction to the major faces, the square containing one corner of each of said silver halide grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Oyamada, Takekimi Shiozawa, Seiji Yamashita
  • Patent number: 5609978
    Abstract: A photographic element, is disclosed which includes a support and at least three silver halide emulsion layers, that records exposure information. The exposure information is recorded in three image-recording units and wherein the spectral sensitivities of said image-recording units are chosen such that the average color error, .DELTA.E*.sub.ab, is less than or equal to 3.1. .DELTA.E*.sub.ab is computed for a specified set of test colors of known spectral reflectance, and the light source is specified as D.sub.65. .DELTA.E*.sub.ab is the average CIE 1976 (L*a*b*) .DELTA.E*.sub.ab between the CIE 1976 (L*a*b*)-space coordinates of said test colors and the CIE 1976 (L*a*b*)-space coordinates corresponding to transformed exposure signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Edward J. Giorgianni, Brian E. Mittelstaedt, Jose E. Rivera, Richard A. Simon, Teresa A. Smith, James E. Sutton
  • Patent number: 5582960
    Abstract: An improved image display material comprising high chloride silver halide emulsions having greater than 90 mole % silver chloride, where the material comprises a yellow dye-forming layer sensitive to blue light comprising a high chloride silver halide emusion with a peak spectral sensitivity to blue light less than about 475 nm, preferably from about 440-475 nm, and a coupler dispersion comprising a yellow dye-forming coupler and a water-insoluble polymer. Photographic image display materials with both short-blue sensitivity and a polymer dispersion in the yellow dye-forming blue-sensitive layer show a synergistic improvement in color reproduction in accordance with the invention, providing for color photographic prints with less color error than seen for materials comprising only one of the components. The improvement is most notable for yellow and green colored areas of a color print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ralph B. Nielsen, Scott F. Odell, John L. Pawlak
  • Patent number: 5582961
    Abstract: A photographic element, is disclosed which includes a support and at least three silver halide emulsion layers, that records exposure information. The exposure information is recorded in three image-recording units and wherein the spectral sensitivities of said image-recording units are chosen such that the average color error, .DELTA.E*.sub.ab, is less than or equal to 3.1. .DELTA.E*.sub.ab is computed for a specified set of test colors of known spectral reflectance, and the light source is specified as D.sub.65. .DELTA.E*.sub.ab is the average CIE 1976 (L*a*b*) .DELTA.E*.sub.ab between the CIE 1976 (L*a*b*)-space coordinates of said test colors and the CIE 1976 (L*a*b*)-space coordinates corresponding to transformed exposure signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Edward J. Giorgianni, Brian E. Mittelstaedt, Richard A. Simon, Teresa A. Smith, James E. Sutton