Synthetic Resin Or Cellulose Derivative Containing Patents (Class 430/531)
  • Patent number: 9493023
    Abstract: The heat-sensitive transfer recording medium of the invention is such that an equilibrium moisture absorption rate at 23° C./50% of an undercoating layer containing a water-soluble polymer as a main component is about 15% or less, preferably 13% or less, and more preferably, a mean value (?) of the surface roughness (root mean square deviation Sq) of the heat-resistant lubricating layer is about 0.05-0.40 ?m, a mean value (?) of the surface roughness (root mean square deviation Sq) of the heat-resistant lubricating layer after being allowed to stand for 10 minutes at 150° C. is about 0.00-0.70 ?m, and a difference between the mean value (?) and the mean value (?) is about 0.00-0.30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Godai Fukunaga, Takehito Yamato, Yasuo Sugishita, Yoko Hirai
  • Patent number: 9290690
    Abstract: Solid proppants are coated with a coating that exhibits the handling characteristics of a pre-cured coating while also exhibiting the ability to form particle-to-particle bonds at the elevated temperatures and pressures within a wellbore. The coating includes a substantially homogeneous mixture of (i) at least one isocyanate component having at least 2 isocyanate groups, and (ii) a curing agent comprising a monofunctional alcohol, amine or amide. The coating process can be performed with short cycle times, e.g., less than about 4 minutes, and still produce a dry, free-flowing, coated proppant that exhibits low dust characteristics during pneumatic handling but also proppant consolidation downhole for reduced washout and good conductivity. Such proppants also form good unconfined compressive strength without use of an bond activator, are substantially unaffected in bond formation characteristics under downhole conditions despite prior heat exposure, and are resistant to leaching with hot water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Preferred Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Ray McDaniel, Avis Lloyd McCrary, Spyridon Monastiriotis, Ralph Edward Barthel
  • Patent number: 8927681
    Abstract: In a first aspect, organic coating compositions are provided, particularly spin-on antireflective coating compositions, that contain a polyester resin component. In a further aspect, coating compositions are provided that contain a resin component obtained by polymerization of a multi-hydroxy compound. Coating compositions of the invention are particularly useful employed in combination with an overcoated photoresist layer to manufacture integrated circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Gerald B. Wayton, Peter Trefonas, III, Suzanne Coley, Tomoki Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20140147392
    Abstract: Water soluble marking compounds comprising a transition metal oxyanion and at least one ammonium cation, comprising a nitrogen atom at least one further group selected from the group consisting of OH, COOH, NH2, NHC1-5 alkyl, and N(C1-5 alkyl)2, wherein the two C1-5 alkyl may be the same type of alkyl or different alkyls, may be used to obtain clear imageable coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Adam O'Rourke, Martin Walker, Richard Cook, Anthony Jarvis
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130052594
    Abstract: A silver halide motion picture film can be used to provide multicolor images for archival storage, exhibiting excellent dark stability as determined by Arrhenius testing. This motion picture film can be imaged using common digital recorders. The resulting multicolor image has a Dmax in each color record of at least 2.3 Status A density. The overall contrast from each of the blue light sensitive color record, the red light sensitive color record, and the green light sensitive color record is the slope of a straight line connecting a point A and a point B on the characteristic curve of Status A density vs. log Exposure (E) for the respective color record, wherein point A is the log Exposure (E) required to attain a density level of 0.4 above Dmin and point B is the point represented by the log Exposure (E) of point A plus 0.7 log Exposure (E).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Diane M. Carroll-Yacoby, Christopher J. Haller, Paul L. Zengerle, Anabisdally Castro, Cynthia A. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 8383331
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material for movie, having a specific layer structure by using particles of at least one kind of electroconductive metal oxide and at least one kind of an electroconductive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshige Nakamura, Kenichi Yamamoto, Kazuhito Miyake, Hidekazu Sakai, Shigeru Shibayama
  • Patent number: 8124316
    Abstract: Photosensitive film can be protected in stacking photosensitive sheets and a sheet can be separated one at a time in a state where photosensitive sheets are stacked, ensuring its taking out. An apparatus for manufacturing PS plates, which is adapted to provide photosensitive film on one side of both surfaces of the web, is provided with a coating device for applying coating liquid to form resin film on the other side of the web, a drying device for drying and solidifying the coating liquid applied, and a concave and convex portions forming device for forming concave and convex portions on the surface of the resin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20110275021
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material for movie, having a specific layer structure by using particles of at least one kind of electroconductive metal oxide and at least one kind of an electroconductive polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshige NAKAMURA, Kenichi YAMAMOTO, Kazuhito MIYAKE, Hidekazu SAKAI, Shigeru SHIBAYAMA
  • Patent number: 7977040
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat developable photosensitive material comprising at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent for silver ions and binder on one surface of a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yoshioka, Takayoshi Oyamada, Eiichi Okutsu
  • Patent number: 7582360
    Abstract: In a first aspect, organic coating compositions are provided, particularly spin-on antireflective coating compositions, that contain a polyester resin component. In a further aspect, coating compositions are provided that contain a resin component obtained by polymerization of a multi-hydroxy compound. Coating compositions of the invention are particularly useful employed in combination with an overcoated photoresist layer to manufacture integrated circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Gerald B. Wayton, Peter Trefonas, III, Suzanne Coley, Tomoki Kurihara
  • Patent number: 7514206
    Abstract: Thermally developable materials including photothermographic and thermographic materials have a buried conductive backside layer comprising one or more binder polymers in which are dispersed each of at least two types of conductive materials: (1) nanoparticles of one or more conductive metal compounds, and (2) one or more organic solvent soluble inorganic alkali metal salt antistatic compounds. These buried conductive backside coatings provide conductivity that is affected minimally by humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Ludemann, Gary E. LaBelle, Thomas J. Kub, Kumars Sakizadeh, Sharon M. Simpson
  • Patent number: 7465533
    Abstract: A photothermographic material having a support, an image forming layer which is disposed on the support and contains at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder, at least one non-photosensitive layer which is disposed on the same side of the support as the image forming layer and farther from the support than the image forming layer, and a back layer which includes at least another non-photosensitive layer and is disposed on the opposite side of the support from the image forming layer, wherein the back layer contains a fluorocarbon polymer having a monomer component represented by the following (M2): (M2) a monomer containing a fluorine atom and having an unsaturated bond capable of radical polymerization. An image forming method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporporation
    Inventors: Minoru Sakai, Yoshihisa Tsukada
  • Patent number: 7442495
    Abstract: The invention provides a photothermographic material containing an image forming layer having at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder on at least one side of a support, an outermost layer on the same side of the support as the image forming layer, and a non-photosensitive intermediate layer between the outermost layer and the image forming layer, wherein 50% by weight or more of a binder of the non-photosensitive intermediate layer is formed by a hydrophobic polymer latex, the outermost layer has a mean thickness of from 0.1 ?m to 0.45 ?m, and the non-photosensitive intermediate layer has a variation coefficient of a thickness distribution of 50% or less based on a mean thickness of the non-photosensitive intermediate layer. A photothermographic material, which exhibits reduced image unevenness and excellent image storage stability, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7439011
    Abstract: A photothermographic material including, on one side of a support, an image forming layer containing at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent and a binder, and, on the other side of the support, a non-photosensitive back side layer. The total quantity of an alkaline earth metal contained in the non-photosensitive back side layer is 1×10?5 mol/m2 to 1×10?3 mol/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Rikio Inoue
  • Patent number: 7429447
    Abstract: A photothermographic material having, on at least one side of a support, an image forming layer including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive silver salt of a fatty acid, a reducing agent, and a binder, wherein 1) the photosensitive silver halide has an average silver iodide content of 40 mol % or higher, and 2) the photothermographic material includes a compound represented by the following formula (I) or a salt thereof: R1—C?C—R1???Formula (I) wherein R1 and R1? each independently represent a hydrogen atom, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, aryl group, or heterocyclic group, and R1 and R1? are not simultaneously a hydrogen atom. The invention provides a photothermographic material which exhibits high sensitivity and excellent image storability, and an image forming method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhisa Ohzeki
  • Patent number: 7429444
    Abstract: The present invention provides a black and white photothermographic material including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, and a binder on a support, wherein the black and white photothermographic material contains a compound represented by the following formula (1) and at least one compound represented by a formula selected from the group consisting of the following formulae (2), (3), (4), and (5): wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent which substitutes for a hydrogen atom on a benzene ring; and R5 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group; An image forming method using the black and white photothermographic material and a fluorescent intensifying screen is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7425409
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material having, on at least one side of a support, an image forming layer including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder, and a non-photosensitive layer, wherein the photothermographic material includes at least one polymer selected from a polycycloolefin, a cycloolefin copolymer, or a copolymer of olefin and maleimide or maleamide. A photothermographic material which is excellent in film surface properties and photographic properties is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7425408
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, having at least one each of blue-, green-, and red-sensitive emulsion layers containing yellow, magenta, and cyan couplers, respectively, on a support; wherein said blue-sensitive emulsion layer contains at least one coupler of formula (I); and wherein the light-sensitive material satisfies expression a-1) and/or b-1): wherein, Q forms a 5- to 7-membered ring with the —N?C—N(R1)—; R1 and R2 each are a substituent; m is 0 to 5; and X is a hydrogen atom, or a coupling split-off group; 0.5?Dmax(UV)/Dmin(UV)?1.1: ??a-1) wherein Dmax(UV)/Dmin(UV) is the smallest of the value in a wavelength range of 340 to 450 nm; 1300?(B?C)/A?20000: ??b-1) wherein B is yellow Dmax, C is yellow Dmin; and A is an amount mol/m2 of the coupler of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Akira Ikeda, Shin Soejima, Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Naoto Matsuda
  • Patent number: 7422835
    Abstract: The invention provides an imaging element comprising a support having thereon, in order, at least one imaging layer, at least one interlayer containing a lubricant which provides scratch-resistance and at least one outermost layer containing a different lubricant which provides abrasion-resistance and a method of processing the element. The element has increased durability, especially with regard to scratch- and abrasion- (especially photoabrasion-) resistance, whilst retaining performance and ease of manufacture. Preferably the element is for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards or the production of printing plates, wherein abrasion and scratches are particularly acute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Sean D. Slater
  • Patent number: 7416838
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material having, on one side of a support, an image forming layer including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder, and at least one non-photosensitive layer which is disposed on the same side of the support as the image forming layer and farther from the support than the image forming layer, wherein the non-photosensitive layer includes at least a copolymer latex of an acrylate or methacrylate having a fluorine atom and a monomer component having a hydrophobic group, and the surface of the side having the image forming layer includes convex portions having a height of 1.5 ?m or higher in an amount of from 20 to 2000 per 1 mm2. A photothermographic material which exhibits excellent film physical properties and high image quality is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Itsuo Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 7407741
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material having, on at least one side of a support, an image forming layer including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a first non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder, and a non-photosensitive layer including a second non-photosensitive organic silver salt which is different from the first non-photosensitive organic silver salt, wherein particles of the second non-photosensitive organic silver salt have a mean equivalent circular diameter of from 0.03 ?m to 0.5 ?m. A photothermographic material, which exhibits improved color tone of developed silver images, improved resistance to damage from fingerprints, and high resistance to image defects, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Kouta Fukui
  • Patent number: 7402380
    Abstract: A photothermographic material having, on at least one side of a support, an image forming layer including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder, wherein 1) the binder includes a polymer latex having a monomer component represented by formula (M): CH2?CR01—CR02?CH2??Formula (M) 2) the photothermographic material includes a compound represented by formula (SA): and 3) the photothermographic material further includes a metal phthalocyanine dye represented by formula (PC-1): wherein at least one of R1, R4, R5, R8, R9, R12, R13, and R16 is an electron-attracting group. The invention provides a photothermographic material which produces an image free from unevenness in color tone, having high image quality, and is excellent in image storability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kouta Fukui
  • Patent number: 7384732
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing a photothermographic material excellent in coating stability with less haze in images, wherein the photothermographic material has, on at least one side of a support, an image forming layer containing at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder and at least one non-photosensitive layer above the image forming layer relative to the support, wherein (1) both the image forming layer and the non-photosensitive layer are formed with an aqueous coating solution, and (2) the coating solution for the image forming layer contains a phthalic acid salt or a salt of a derivative thereof, as well as a photothermographic material formed therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hajime Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 7314706
    Abstract: A photothermographic material containing an image forming layer having at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, and a reducing agent for the organic silver salt on one side of a support, and a first non-photosensitive layer containing a dye fixing agent for a water-soluble dye, a second non-photosensitive layer disposed between the support and the first non-photosensitive layer, and a third non-photosensitive layer forming an outermost layer on the other side of the support, wherein at least one layer among the first, second and third non-photosensitive layers contains the water-soluble dye. The invention provides a photothermographic material which exhibits high image quality and excellent image storability, and a manufacturing method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Seiichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7250249
    Abstract: A black and white photothermographic material including, on at least one side of a support, an image forming layer including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a silver salt of a fatty acid, a reducing agent for silver ions, and a binder, wherein the black and white photothermographic material includes a compound represented by the following formula (I) as the reducing agent and a compound represented by the following formula (BC-1) as a coupler: A black and white photothermographic material which exhibits low fog, high image density, excellent image tone, and excellent raw stock storability is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: FujiFilm Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7247422
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ehat-developabel photosensitive material comprising a support having provided thereon an image forming layer containing a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder, wherein a binder of an outermost layer at a side of the support at which the image forming layer is provided includes a latex polymer such as an ionomer type urethane polymer latex in an amount of 85 mass % or more, preferably 90 mass % or more, and more preferably 95 mass % or more. The heat-developable photosensitive material may also have a layer adjacent to the outermost layer which layer contains a binder that gels due to temperature reduction or contains a binder containing a water-soluble polymer derived from animal protein in an amount of 50 mass % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7247421
    Abstract: An image forming method using a photothermographic material including, on a support, at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent for silver ions, and a binder, wherein the photothermographic material includes at least two image forming layers having spectral sensitivities that are different from each other, and wherein the image forming method includes: imagewise exposing the photothermographic material by using at least two laser beams having wavelengths that are different from each other and correspond to photosensitive wavelengths of the image forming layers; and thermally developing the photothermographic material to form a fusion image made up of two or more kinds of image information. An image forming method using a photothermographic material which records a composite image made up of a silver image and a color image of different kinds of image information is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ohzeki
  • Patent number: 7241488
    Abstract: A decorative paper which has the yellowing be inconspicuous even if the surface resin layer comprising the cross linked coating layer of the ionizing radiation curable resin is provided on the decorative paper is provided. The decorative paper of the present invention uses a yellow base paper colored yellow or a white base paper colored white, containing a cellulose based pulp 1 and a colorant 2, as a colored base paper 3, and a surface resin layer 4 is provided thereon. More preferably, a whole solid layer is laminated between the colored base paper and the surface resin layer, wherein the whole solid layer is a yellow whole solid layer comprising a yellow ink is provided in the case that the base paper is the yellow base paper, or a white whole solid layer comprising a white ink is provided in the case that the base paper is the white base paper. Moreover, a patterned ink layer is also provided below the surface resin layer in general.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichiro Yokochi, Hajime Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 7241561
    Abstract: Bis phenol reducing agents incorporating bicyclic and tricyclic substituents ortho to the hydroxyl groups on the aromatic rings have been found to provide photothermographic materials with improved silver efficiency and stability without significant loss in sensitometric properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Doreen C. Lynch, William D. Ramsden, Andrea L. Hansen, Stacy M. Ulrich
  • Patent number: 7241562
    Abstract: This invention relates to a color silver halide photographic element comprising gelatin, a support bearing at least one dye image forming unit selected from a dye image forming unit comprising at least one red sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a dye-forming coupler, a dye image forming unit comprising at least one green sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a dye-forming coupler, and a dye image forming unit comprising at least one blue sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a dye-forming coupler; and a polymer represented by Formula 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Sidney J. Bertucci, David M. Teegarden, David E. Decker, Thomas H. Whitesides, Larry D. Edwards
  • Patent number: 7238466
    Abstract: A photothermographic material having, on at least one side of a support, an image forming layer containing at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder, and at least one non-photosensitive layer which is disposed on the same side as the image forming layer and farther from the support than the image forming layer, wherein (1) 50% by weight or more of the binder is a polymer latex having a monomer component having an acid group, and (2) the polymer latex has a core/shell structure having a core part and a shell part, and the monomer component having an acid group in the core part is 2 mol % to 20 mol % of a total amount of the monomer component having an acid group in the polymer latex. The invention provides a photothermographic material which exhibits excellent image uniformity with low fog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Nakagawa, Yoshihisa Tsukada
  • Patent number: 7229752
    Abstract: A photothermographic imaging material containing a support having thereon: (i) a photosensitive layer containing photosensitive silver halide grains, light-insensitive organic silver salt grains, a binder, and a reducing agent for silver ions; and (ii) one or more non-photosensitive layers, wherein a powder compound which is preliminarily dried at a lower temperature than a temperature used for thermal development is incorporated in the photosensitive layer or in the non-photosensitive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Kuwano, Takayuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7223529
    Abstract: A silver halide light-sensitive photographic element comprising a support having on one side thereof at least one cyan image forming hydrophilic colloid layer comprising a cyan image dye forming coupler, and an outermost protective overcoat layer providing a coefficient of friction of less than 0.20 after standard ECP-2B processing, wherein the ratio of permanent solvent to coupler in the cyan image forming layer is less than 0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul L. Zengerle, Christopher J. Haller
  • Patent number: 7223531
    Abstract: The invention provides a photothermographic material containing, on a support, an image forming layer having at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt and a reducing agent, and at least one non-photosensitive layer, in which the non-photosensitive layer contains a crosslinking agent precursor, in which the crosslinking agent precursor is a compound which releases a crosslinking agent which crosslinks a binder of the non-photosensitive layer at the time of thermal development. A photothermographic material in which water resistance and scratch resistance of an image have been improved is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7189500
    Abstract: A photothermographic image-recording material with improved storability before image formation and improved coating characteristics, which has a support having provided thereon an image-forming layer, the layer having at least one light-insensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent for silver ion and a binder, wherein the binder has a polymer having a recurring unit represented by the formula (1), and the content of the recurring unit represented by the formula (1) in the polymer is from 0.1 to 50% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Tsukada, Hajime Nakagawa, Seiji Hatano, Tomokazu Yasuda
  • Patent number: 7186501
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material, having a support and an image-forming layer containing a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, and a reducer for the organic silver salt on at least one surface of the support, wherein the image-forming layer contains a hydrophilic polymer which has a vinyl monomer unit containing a quaternary nitrogen atom-containing group or a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Seiichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7173100
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a receiving-layer-forming polyester resin for use in a thermal-transfer image-receiving sheet, comprising: not less than 70 mol % of isophthalic acid and not more than 30 mol % of terephthalic acid as acid components; and not less than 30 mol % of diols having an alicyclic structure and not more than 30 mol % of ethylene glycol as diol components, and a thermal-transfer image-receiving sheet with a receiving layer formed on at least one of surfaces of the substrate sheet, in which the receiving layer is formed by such a receiving-layer-forming polyester resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Mitsuyasu, Masayasu Yamazaki, Taro Suzuki, Minoru Takahashi, Hirotoshi Kizumoto
  • Patent number: 7172857
    Abstract: A photothermographic material having, on at least one side of a support, an image forming layer including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder, wherein an outermost layer on at least one side of the support includes a polymer latex having a core/shell structure, in which a shell part contains a polymer having a monomer component represented by the following (M2): (M2) a monomer containing a fluorine atom and having an unsaturated bond which performs radical polymerization. A photothermographic material excellent in adhesion resistance during storage until use of the photothermographic material after production thereof and excellent in photographic properties is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Sakai, Yoshihisa Tsukada
  • Patent number: 7169544
    Abstract: Black-and-white, dry processable thermally developable materials have increased stability after imaging with the incorporation of at least 0.0001 mol/m2 of a thermal solvent having one or more >N—C(?O)— groups. Such thermally developable materials include both thermographic and photothermographic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kui Chen-Ho, William D. Ramsden, Chaofeng Zou, Doreen C. Lynch, James B. Philip, Jr., Karissa L. Eckert, George J. Burgmaier
  • Patent number: 7163751
    Abstract: In a first aspect, organic coating compositions are provided, particularly spin-on antireflective coating compositions, that contain a polyester resin component. In a further aspect, coating compositions are provided that contain a resin component obtained by polymerization of a multi-hydroxy compound. Coating compositions of the invention are particularly useful employed in combination with an overcoated photoresist layer to manufacture integrated circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Shipley Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Gerald B. Wayton, Peter Trefonas, III, Suzanne Coley, Tomoki Kurihara
  • Patent number: 7163782
    Abstract: A photothermographic imaging material including an organic silver salt, a binder, a reducing agent, coupler and a main developing agent which forms coloring images by reacting with the coupler, those which are on a support wherein the reducing agent comprises a compound represented by the following Formula (1), the coupler is a compound represented by the following Formula (CP1) and sum of maximum density of colorant images at maximum absorption wavelength formed by the coupler and the main developing agent is 0.01 or more and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Narito Goto
  • Patent number: 7157217
    Abstract: A photothermographic material comprising, on a support, an image forming layer containing at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent and a binder, and a non-photosensitive outermost layer at a surface side of the support at which the image forming layer is provided, wherein: 1) the non-photosensitive organic silver salt contains 90% by mole or more of silver behenate; and a binder in the outermost layer contains 50% by weight or more of a hydrophobic polymer latex, 2) the outermost layer contains a polymer latex; and a layer adjacent to the outermost layer contains a binder which can lose fluidity upon a decrease in temperature, or 3) the outermost layer contains a polymer latex; and a coating solution for forming the outermost layer can lose fluidity upon a decrease in temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Nakagawa, Yoshihisa Tsukada, Keiichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7157218
    Abstract: A photothermographic material contains a support having thereon an image forming layer containing a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent and a binder, and a non-photosensitive outermost layer on a side of the support where the image forming layer is provided, The photosensitive silver halide contains silver iodide in an amount of from 40 to 100% by mole, and a binder contained in the outermost layer contains at least one of a latex polymer and a water soluble polymer that is not derived from an animal protein in an amount of 50% by mass or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7153636
    Abstract: Thermally developable materials including photothermographic and thermographic materials have an outermost backside layer that includes a combination of a polysiloxane and a smectite clay that has been modified with a quaternary ammonium compound. The resulting outermost backside layers exhibit improved abrasion resistance. The materials can also include conductive layers underneath the outermost backside layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Ludemann, Gary E. LaBelle, Roland J. Koestner, Thomas J. Kub, Karissa L. Eckert
  • Patent number: 7153646
    Abstract: A photothermographic material having, on at least an image forming layer including at least an organic silver salt and a non-photosensitive layer on the image forming layer, wherein the photothermographic material further has a non-photosensitive intermediate layer between the image forming layer and the non-photosensitive layer, and 50% by weight or more of a binder of the non-photosensitive intermediate layer is formed by a polymer latex, and the photothermographic material contains a metal phthalocyanine dye represented by formula (PC-1): wherein, M represents a metal atom, at least one of R1, R4, R5, R8, R9, R12, R13, and R16 is an electron-attracting group, and R2, R3, R6, R7, R10, R11, R14, and R15 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent. The invention provides a photothermographic material which exhibits high sharpness, preferable image tone, and excellent image storability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouta Fukui, Seiichi Yamamoto, Keiichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7147998
    Abstract: Thermally developable imaging materials have an outermost protective layer that is composed of one or more hydrophilic film-forming components. The predominant film-forming component is a negatively-charged latex polymer that has negatively-charged ionic groups other than carboxy groups. The latex polymer is present as latex particles that have been prepared in the presence of a nonionic stabilizer in an amount of at least 0.5% (by weight) that has an HLB value of 7 to 20. The nonionic stabilizer becomes associated with the latex polymer particles. Both thermographic and photothermographic materials can be prepared with such protective layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jon A. Hammerschmidt, Jeffrey W. Leon
  • Patent number: 7144688
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material having an image forming layer including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent and a binder, on one surface of a support, and having at least one back layer and a back surface protective layer, on the other surface of the support, wherein a binder of the back surface protective layer contains a water-soluble polymer and a latex polymer having a glass transition temperature of ?30° C. to 40° C.; and an image forming method using the same. The photothermographic material and the image forming method of the invention provide excellent coating property and excellent transportability during thermal development in a thermal developing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Nakagawa, Takayasu Yasuda
  • Patent number: 7144689
    Abstract: The use of metal antimonates at high metal antimonate to binder ratios in buried backside conductive layers of thermographic and photothermographic materials allows the use of thin backside overcoat layers. The combination provides antistatic constructions having excellent antistatic properties that show less change in resistivity with changes in humidity. The thin backside overcoat layer serves to protect the buried antistatic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Ludemann, Gary E. LaBelle, Darlene F. Philip, Roland J. Koestner, Aparna V. Bhave
  • Patent number: 7144525
    Abstract: An elastic member of a semiconductive polymer comprising a conductive composition containing a conductive polymer and binder polymer, wherein the elastic member satisfies both characteristics of (A) a variation of 1.5 digit or less between the electrical resistance at an applied voltage of 1V and the electrical resistance at an applied voltage of 133V under an environment of 25° C. and 50% RH, and (B) a variation of one digit or less between the electrical resistance at an applied voltage of 10V under an environment of 15° C. and 10% RH and the electrical resistance at an applied voltage of 10V under an environment of 35° C. and 85% RH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yoshikawa, Akitoshi Nozawa, Satoshi Suzuki, Kunio Ito