Intercyclic Methine Or Azomethine And Cyclic Ring Containing Patents (Class 430/522)
  • Patent number: 10364217
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds of polyfunctionalized polyethylene and polypropylene glycols, their synthesis and their use, in particular as tracers in applications related to oil and gas production, and especially as specific markers of various target fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ResMan AS
    Inventors: Lars Kilaas, Erland Nordgard, Anne Dalager Dyrli
  • Patent number: 8460858
    Abstract: A near-infrared-ray absorbing material containing a cyanine compound per formula (I) exhibits a sharp light absorption in wavelength range 800-1000 nm, with excellent light resistance. R1 - R4, Y1, Y2 represents hydrogen atom, a group of formula (II) or (II?), etc., and Anq? represents a q-valent anion, provided that at least R1 is a group of formula (II) or (II?) or Anq? is an ion of formula (III); R11 - R13 each represents a hydrogen atom, hydroxyl group, etc.; Z1, Z2 represents a C1-10 alkyl group, etc. In formula (II?), the bond between G? and T? is a double bond or a conjugated double bond; G? represents a carbon atom; T? represents a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom; the ring including G? and T? represents a 6-membered ring, etc.; w? is 0-4; and R01? represents a hydrogen atom, hydroxy, etc. In formula (III), R5 and R6 represents a halogen-substituted C1-8 alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Adeka Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Maeda, Ryoya Otsuki, Koichi Shigeno
  • Patent number: 7816069
    Abstract: An antireflective coating that contains at least two polymer components and comprises chromophore moieties and transparent moieties is provided. The antireflective coating is useful for providing a single-layer composite graded antireflective coating formed beneath a photoresist layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Colin J. Brodsky, Sean D. Burns, Dario L. Goldfarb, Michael Lercel, David R. Medeiros, Dirk Pfeiffer, Daniel P. Sanders, Steven A. Scheer, Libor Vyklicky
  • Patent number: 7291449
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide photographic material which comprises at least one methine dye represented by the following formula (I): wherein Y represents a furan ring or a pyrrole ring, and Y may further be condensed with other 5- or 6-membered carbocyclic ring or heterocyclic ring, or may have a substituent; the bond between two carbon atoms in which Y is condensed may be a single bond or a double bond; Z represents an atomic group necessary to form a 5- or 6-membered nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ring, and Z may further be condensed with other 5- or 6-membered carbocyclic ring or heterocyclic ring; R represents a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, aryl group, or heterocyclic group; D represents a group necessary to form a methine dye; L1 and L2 each represents a methine group; p represents 0 or 1; M represents a counter ion; and m represents a number of 0 or higher necessary to neutralize the charge in the molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Nakamura, Takanori Hioki, Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Naoyuki Hanaki
  • Patent number: 7267936
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element, comprising a support, a photographic emulsion layer and, an antihalation underlayer and/or a pelloid layer, the antihalation underlayer and/or pelloid layer being present in an amount of 1 g/m2 or less and comprises a vehicle and a solid particle dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Colin J. Gray, Martin T. Day
  • Patent number: 7235351
    Abstract: A thermally developable photographic material containing a support, provided thereon: (i) a photosensitive layer containing photosensitive silver halide particles, and (ii) a layer containing at least one represented by formula below on one or both surfaces of the support
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Fukusaka, Osamu Ishige, Rie Sakuragi
  • Patent number: 7223528
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material having, on at least one side of a support, at least an image forming layer containing a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, and a reducing agent for the organic silver salt, and at least one non-photosensitive layer, wherein the material contains a water-soluble magenta dye, and also provides an image forming method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Yamamoto, Masaharu Sugai, Rikio Inoue
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6855292
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to by physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide. The reagents are preferably held in a reagent dispensing strip similar to a “blister pack”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Patent number: 6852478
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material with a magenta emulsion layer containing a pyrazolotriazole magenta dye-forming coupler and containing an emulsion whose silver chloride content is 98 mol % or more, with a light-insensitive hydrophilic colloidal layer containing a solid fine-particle dispersion of a dye. The magenta emulsion layer is a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer most apart from the light-insensitive hydrophilic colloidal layer among all the light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers. A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material for cinema, in which light-sensitive silver halide particles have a silver chloride content of 95 mol % or more, a total coated amount of silver is 1.7 g/m2 or less, a thickness of the film on the support on the side of layers containing the light-sensitive silver halide is 12.0 ?m or less, and the swelling rate to water is 200% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sakai, Tatsuya Ishizaka, Katsuyuki Takada
  • Patent number: 6830879
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photothermographic material having a support, at least one photosensitive layer containing a silver halide and a reducing agent and a non-photosensitive layer containing aggregates of a dye, wherein a transmission absorption spectrum of the aggregates has a maximum absorption wavelength within the range of 600-750 nm. The photothermographic material is easy to handle and provide an image having sufficient definition without residual color after development. The photothermographic material is suitable for light exposure with a red laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Suzuki, Keiichi Suzuki, Yoshiharu Yabuki
  • Patent number: 6828086
    Abstract: A water-based coating composition is disclosed, comprising a latex comprising a polymer impregnated with an infared absorbing compound and a water-soluble polyester or latex comprising polymer containing an active methylene group. An infrared absorbing film and a photothermographic material by use thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Ueda, Chiaki Nagaike
  • Publication number: 20040234893
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition that includes (A) a polymer compound that has, on a side chain of a main chain polymer, through a linkage group containing a hydrogen-bonding group and a ring structure, a terminal ethylenic unsaturated bond, and is soluble or swelling in water or an alkali aqueous solution, and (B) a compound that generates radicals when exposed to light or heat. The invention further provides a thermo/photosensitive composition that includes (A′) a polymer compound that has a non-acidic hydrogen-bonding group on a side chain and is soluble or swelling in water or an alkali aqueous solution, and (B′) a compound that generates radicals when exposed to light or heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 6787295
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of preparing a photographic solid fine-grain dispersion, the method comprising the steps of: successively bringing a slurry of a water-insoluble photographically useful compound in a grinding chamber of a dispersing machine, which chamber is filled with media, allowing the compound to contact the media in the grinding chamber, to produce fine grains of the compound successively, successively separating the media from the compound by centrifugal force, and taking the compound out of the grinding chamber, using specific media with given physical properties. There is also disclosed a dispersion obtained by the method. According to the method, the photographic solid fine-grain dispersion is prepared efficiently, without coarse grains or abrasion materials resulting from media or so, and the dispersion causes no defect when coated in a form of a coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nakanishi, Yoshihito Hodosawa, Yuko Saito, Nagahiko Tanaka
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040131972
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition that includes (A) a polymer compound that has, on a side chain of a main chain polymer, through a linkage group containing a hydrogen-bonding group and a ring structure, a terminal ethylenic unsaturated bond, and is soluble or swelling in water or an alkali aqueous solution, and (B) a compound that generates radicals when exposed to light or heat. The invention further provides a thermo/photosensitive composition that includes (A′) a polymer compound that has a non-acidic hydrogen-bonding group on a side chain and is soluble or swelling in water or an alkali aqueous solution, and (B′) a compound that generates radicals when exposed to light or heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 6749999
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photothermographic material comprising a support, a photosensitive layer containing a silver halide having a silver iodide content of 10 mol % or more and a reducing agent and a non-photosensitive layer provided on the support, wherein at least one of the photosensitive layer and the non-photosensitive layer contains a dye showing an absorption maximum in a wavelength range of 350 nm to 430 nm. The photothermographic material exhibits high image quality, superior color tone and superior image stability after development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Yabuki, Katsutoshi Yamane, Ryo Suzuki, Rikio Inoue
  • Patent number: 6737230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal developing photographic element comprising a radiant energy absorbing material incorporated into said photothermal film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Timothy W. Stoebe, Mark E. Irving, David H. Levy, Kevin W. Williams
  • Patent number: 6730461
    Abstract: A photothermographic material that comprises a support having thereon one or more thermally-developable imaging layers comprising a binder and in reactive association, a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive source of reducible silver ions, and a reducing composition for the non-photosensitive source reducible silver ions. The thermally-developable layers further comprises one or more radiation absorbing compounds that provide a total absorbance of greater than 0.6 and up to and including 3 in the thermally-developable imaging layer(s). These photothermographic materials are independently coated and dried while the material is conveyed at a rate of at least 5 meters per minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Bryan V. Hunt, Steven H. Kong, William D. Ramsden, Gary E. Labelle
  • Patent number: 6730462
    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 barbituric acid arylidene filter dye is in the presence of an effective amount of a base precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ramanuj Goswami, Margaret J. Helber, Cynthia A. MacMillan, Mary C. Brick
  • Publication number: 20040023170
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material that comprises at least one magenta emulsion layer containing at least one specific pyrazolotriazole magenta dye-forming coupler, in which a silver halide emulsion in the magenta emulsion layer containing the magenta dye-forming coupler comprises a high silver chloride emulsion whose silver chloride content is 98 mol % or more, at least one light-insensitive hydrophilic colloidal layer contains a solid fine-particle dispersion of a dye that has 1 to 7 dissociable hydrogen or group having a dissociable hydrogen, and the magenta emulsion layer containing the magenta dye-forming coupler is a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer most apart from the light-insensitive hydrophilic colloidal layer containing the solid fine-particle dispersion of the dye, among all the light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sakai, Tatsuya Ishizaka, Katsuyuki Takada
  • Patent number: 6686137
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material, which has, on a reflective support, at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a cyan dye-forming coupler, at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a magenta dye-forming coupler, at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow dye-forming coupler, and at least one light-insensitive layer, wherein oil droplets containing a dispersion of at least one blue pigment are dispersed in at least one layer of the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Takahashi, Yoshiharu Yabuki
  • Publication number: 20040018458
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material including a support having disposed on one surface of the support, at least one image forming layer containing a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, a development accelerator and a binder, and at least one protective layer on the identical surface, wherein 50% by mass or more of the binder contained in the image forming layer is a water soluble binder, and the reducing agent is contained in the form of a solid dispersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventor: Hajime Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20040005520
    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: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventor: Hidekazu Sakai
  • 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: 20030219684
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photothermographic material comprising a support, a photosensitive layer containing a silver halide having a silver iodide content of 10 mol % or more and a reducing agent and a non-photosensitive layer provided on the support, wherein at least one of the photosensitive layer and the non-photosensitive layer contains a dye showing an absorption maximum in a wavelength range of 350 nm to 430 nm. The photothermographic material exhibits high image quality, superior color tone and superior image stability after development.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Yabuki, Katsutoshi Yamane, Ryo Suzuki, Rikio Inoue
  • Patent number: 6641621
    Abstract: A method has been disclosed for preparing a co-precipitated microcrystalline dye dispersion, the absorption spectrum of which exceeds the summoned spectra of individually dispersed dyes, which comprises, as consecutive preparation steps: adding to one vessel, an amount of at least one pentamethine oxonol-type barbituric acid filter dye having ionizable sites in its molecular structure; adding thereto an aqueous alkaline solution in an amount sufficient to completely dissolve the said filter dye while stirring the solution thus formed; adding in another vessel, to an amount of at least one pyrrole type filter dye, an amount of water, followed by adding of an aqueous alkaline solution and a surfactant; followed, after having completely dissolved (under stirring conditions) the said pyrrole type filter dye, by adding to the solution thus formed in the other vessel, the solution formed in the one vessel; adding an aqueous acidic solution up to a pH of less than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Kris Viaene, Jan Gilleir, Geert De Roover
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20030170573
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photothermographic material comprising a support having disposed on a surface thereof, a non-photosensitive silver source, a photosensitive silver halide, and a reducing agent, and having disposed another surface thereof at least one non-photosensitive layer, wherein at least one of the non-photosensitive layers contains at least one type of gelatin having an isoelectric point of from 5.0 to 9.5; and a method for processing the photothermographic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventor: Rikio Inoue
  • Publication number: 20030129550
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photothermographic material having a support, at least one photosensitive layer containing a silver halide and a reducing agent and a non-photosensitive layer containing aggregates of a dye, wherein a transmission absorption spectrum of the aggregates has a maximum absorption wavelength within the range of 600-750 nm. The photothermographic material is easy to handle and provide an image having sufficient definition without residual color after development. The photothermographic material is suitable for light exposure with a red laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Ryo Suzuki, Keiichi Suzuki, Yoshiharu Yabuki
  • Publication number: 20030104323
    Abstract: A silver halide color negative photographic lightsensitive material comprises, on a support, at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer. The total coating amount of colored couplers in the lightsensitive material is less than 0.05 mMol/m2. The lightsensitive material contains at least one spectrally sensitized silver halide emulsion and a compound capable of absorbing light within the spectrally sensitizing region of the spectrally sensitized silver halide emulsion, and capable of reducing the sensitivity of the spectrally sensitized silver halide emulsion by at least 0.05 LogE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tamaoki, Yasushi Nozawa, Keisuke Matsumoto
  • 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: 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: 6558885
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material that comprises at least one magenta emulsion layer containing at least one specific pyrazolotriazole magenta dye-forming coupler, in which a silver halide emulsion in the magenta emulsion layer containing the magenta dye-forming coupler comprises a high silver chloride emulsion whose silver chloride content is 98 mol % or more, at least one light-insensitive hydrophilic colloidal layer contains a solid fine-particle dispersion of a dye that has 1 to 7 dissociable hydrogen or group having a dissociable hydrogen, and the magenta emulsion layer containing the magenta dye-forming coupler is a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer most apart from the light-insensitive hydrophilic colloidal layer containing the solid fine-particle dispersion of the dye, among all the light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sakai, Tatsuya Ishizaka, Katsuyuki Takada
  • Patent number: 6551769
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic film element has been disclosed, said element comprising on a light-sensitive side of a transparent polyester support, and, in order, an electrically conductive subbing layer, an antihalation undercoat, a light-sensitive emulsion layer or multilayer arrangement, optionally including one or more intermediate, non-light-sensitive layers between emulsion layers in said multilayer arrangement, and a protective overcoat; and on a backing layer side opposite thereto, in order, a subbing layer containing a lubricant and a topcoat layer, characterized in that on the light-sensitive side of said element said subbing layer comprises an antistatic agent providing a substantially unchanged electrical resistivity of the said element before and after processing of said material, and said antihalation undercoat optionally comprises a high temperature boiling solvent; whereas on the backing layer side a friction coefficient of the backing layer versus stainless steel remains unchanged in the rang
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Kris Viaene, Etienne Van Thillo, Hartwig Andries
  • Patent number: 6541176
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process for making a lithographic printing plate, which comprises subjecting a lithographic printing material having at least a silver halide emulsion layer and a physical development nuclei layer on a support and having a sensitivity at a wavelength of 400 nm to 440 nm of 20 &mgr;J/cm2 or less, and having substantially no sensitivity at a wavelength of 450 nm or longer to scanning exposure by a scanning type exposure device on which a violet laser diode is mounted, and then subjecting to developing treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Miyazaki, Satoshi Shimonodan, Etsuji Tanaka, Motozo Yamano
  • Patent number: 6521398
    Abstract: A polyester film is disclosed comprising on its upper side a latex subbing layer, and a gelatin subbing layer which contains a black spacing agent. This polyester film can be advantageously used as support for several imaging elements, such as photographic materials, (photo)thermographic materials, and ink jet recording elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Roland Claes, Etienne Van Thillo
  • 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: 6518005
    Abstract: The present invention refers to photographic elements having, coated on a support base, at least one silver halide emulsion layer sensitized to a radiation different from the blue one in addition to its intrinsic sensitivity to the blue region, and a yellow filter layer positioned between said at least one silver halide emulsion layer and the exposure source, where such yellow filter layer contains a yellow filtering dye represented by the formula (1): wherein R and R1 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; R2, R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group and R3 and R4 may be combined to form a 6-membered ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Ferrania, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Piero Cavalleri, Raffaella Biavasco, Stefano Parodi
  • Patent number: 6514677
    Abstract: Photothermographic materials comprise heat-bleachable antihalation compositions in antihalation layers. These compositions comprise a hexaarybiimidazole and one or more infrared radiation absorbing compounds that are represented by the following Structure I: A1—L1—A2  I wherein A1 represents a group derived from a dye base, a heterocyclic group, or an electron-donating aromatic group, A2 represents a group derived from a dye base, a heterocyclic group, a group derived from a dye acid, or an electron-donating aromatic group, and L1 represents a conjugated linking group that maintains electron delocalization between A1 and A2 to provide infrared absorbance. 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: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: William D. Ramsden, David G. Baird
  • Patent number: 6492076
    Abstract: This invention relates to a color photothermographic element comprising a support, at least one photothermographic imaging layer, and at least one antihalation layer or filter layer, wherein the antihalation or filer layer comprises an aqueous heat-bleachable composition comprising at least one zwitterionic 1-aminopyridinium dye having a methine linkage terminated by a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic nucleus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ramanuj Goswami, Mark E. Irving, David H. Levy
  • Publication number: 20020164549
    Abstract: Photothermographic imaging materials having increased photospeed are provided by certain tellurium chemical sensitizers that are added during the formulation of a photothermographic emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Doreen C. Lynch, Andrea L. Opatz, Steven M. Shor, Sharon M. Simpson, Brian C. Willett, Henry J. Gysling
  • Publication number: 20020160323
    Abstract: A method has been disclosed for preparing a co-precipitated microcrystalline dye dispersion, the absorption spectrum of which exceeds the summoned spectra of individually dispersed dyes, which comprises, as consecutive preparation steps: adding to one vessel, an amount of at least one pentamethine oxonol-type barbituric acid filter dye having ionizable sites in its molecular structure; adding thereto an aqueous alkaline solution in an amount sufficient to completely dissolve the said filter dye while stirring the solution thus formed; adding in another vessel, to an amount of at least one pyrrole type filter dye, an amount of water, followed by adding of an aqueous alkaline solution and a surfactant; followed, after having completely dissolved (under stirring conditions) the said pyrrole type filter dye, by adding to the solution thus formed in the other vessel, the solution formed in the one vessel; adding an aqueous acidic solution up to a pH of less than 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Kris Viaene, Jan Gilleir, Geert De Roover
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20020123013
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic film element has been disclosed, said element comprising on a light-sensitive side of a transparent polyester support, and, in order, an electrically conductive subbing layer, an antihalation undercoat, a light-sensitive emulsion layer or multilayer arrangement, optionally including one or more intermediate, non-light-sensitive layers between emulsion layers in said multilayer arrangement, and a protective overcoat; and on a backing layer side opposite thereto, in order, a subbing layer containing a lubricant and a topcoat layer, characterized in that on the light-sensitive side of said element said subbing layer comprises an antistatic agent providing a substantially unchanged electrical resistivity of the said element before and after processing of said material, and said antihalation undercoat optionally comprises a high temperature boiling solvent; whereas on the backing layer side a friction coefficient of the backing layer versus stainless steel remains unchanged in the rang
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Kris Viaene, Etienne Van Thillo, Hartwig Andries
  • Patent number: 6444415
    Abstract: A thermally developable silver halide photographic light-sensitive material having a dye represented by formula (8), wherein X1 and X2 each represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, a selenium atom, or a tellurium atom; R5 and R6 each represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; R7 and R8 each represents a monovalent substituents, and plural R7 and plural R8 may form a ring structure with each other; m and n each represents an integer of 0 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Shinri Tanaka, Dai Ikemizu
  • Publication number: 20020106590
    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: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Mark E. Irving, Ramanuj Goswami, Kenneth N. Kilminster
  • Patent number: 6416942
    Abstract: There is disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material which comprises a support and provided thereon at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and at least one hydrophilic colloidal layer comprising a solid particle dispersion of a water-insoluble photographically useful compound, said solid particle dispersion being a dispersion comprising both a water-insoluble photographically useful compound of the formula 1 and a specific polymer having a carboxyl group and an alkoxycarbonyl group: wherein A is an acidic nucleus, L1, L2 and L3 each are a methine group which may be substituted, R1 and R3 each are a hydrogen atom or a substituent (including an atom), R2 is a substituent (including an atom), n is 0 or 1, m is an integer of 0 to 4, when m is an integer of 2 to 4, R2 may be the same or different, X is an electron-withdrawing group having Hammett's substitution constant &sgr;m of 0.3 to 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Sasaki, Masatoshi Nakanishi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6391535
    Abstract: A silver halide photothermographic material is disclosed, comprising on a support an organic silver salt and a silver halide, wherein the support has thereon a sublayer containing an infrared absorbing compound exhibiting an absorption maximum at a wavelength of 700 to 900 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Arimoto, Takayuki Sasaki