Dye Containing Patents (Class 430/559)
  • 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: 8409792
    Abstract: Silver halide photographic elements that are color intermediate motion picture films have at least one green sensitive silver halide emulsion that includes a green sensitizing dye that is a cyanine dye having two oxazole groups in the molecule, and another green sensitizing dye having either two imidazole groups in the molecule or one oxazole group and one thiazole group in the molecule. The molar ratio of the first green sensitizing dye to the second green sensitizing dye is from about 4:1 to about 0.3:1. The magenta dye image forming unit has at least one green sensitive silver halide emulsion layer that comprises predominantly cubic silver iodobromide grains having at least 90 mol % bromide and at least 1 mol % iodide, which grains have an average equivalent spherical diameter (ESD) of less than 0.25 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: East Kodak Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110236838
    Abstract: Color silver halide photographic elements having a yellow dye image-forming unit comprises at least one blue-sensitive silver iodobromide emulsion layer that has silver iodobromide grains. The silver iodobromide grains have initially associated therewith at least two blue spectral sensitizing dye layers comprising: (a) an inner dye layer adjacent the silver iodobromide grains comprising at least one anionic blue spectral sensitizing Dye 1, and (b) an outer dye layer adjacent to the inner dye layer comprising at least one cationic blue spectral sensitizing Dye 2. Dye 2 absorbs light at equal or higher energy than Dye 1. The maximum energy emission wavelength of Dye 2 overlaps but is not exactly corresponding to the maximum energy absorption wavelength of Dye 1. The silver iodobromide grains also have initially associated therewith an amine borane compound and a thiosulfonate compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Foster, Drake M. Michno
  • Publication number: 20110136065
    Abstract: Silver halide photographic elements that are color intermediate motion picture films have at least one green sensitive silver halide emulsion that includes a green sensitizing dye that is a cyanine dye having two oxazole groups in the molecule, and another green sensitizing dye having either two imidazole groups in the molecule or one oxazole group and one thiazole group in the molecule. The molar ratio of the first green sensitizing dye to the second green sensitizing dye is from about 4:1 to about 0.3:1. The magenta dye image forming unit has at least one green sensitive silver halide emulsion layer that comprises predominantly cubic silver iodobromide grains having at least 90 mol % bromide and at least 1 mol % iodide, which grains have an average equivalent spherical diameter (ESD) of less than 0.25 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Hansen
  • Patent number: 7914977
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material, having, on a transparent support, at least one each of yellow-, cyan-, and magenta-color-forming photosensitive silver halide emulsion layers, and photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a coupler that forms a dye having its absorption maximum at a wavelength longer than 730 nm upon reaction with an oxidized product of a developing agent, wherein the yellow-color-forming photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer contains photosensitive silver halide grains having an average grain size of 0.4 ?m or below and a silver chloride content of 95 mole % or above based on total silver in the grains, and wherein the photosensitive silver halide grains include photosensitive silver halide grains whose iodide ion concentrations have their maxima at grain surfaces and decrease gradually toward the interior of the grains; and a method of processing a silver halide color photosensitive material for use in film screening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sakai, Tatsuya Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 7907346
    Abstract: Photochromic materials and photochromic compositions and articles including the photochromic materials are disclosed. The photochromic materials may be the reaction product of a hyperbranched polyester polyol having, on average, at least two reactive hydroxyl groups, and at least one photochromic indeno-fused naphthopyran.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Shanti Swarup, Carol L. Knox, Feng Wang
  • Patent number: 7687229
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material having, on a support, at least each one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers containing yellow-, magenta-, or cyan-dye-forming-coupler, and at least one light-insensitive hydrophilic colloid layer, wherein at least one of the dye-forming couplers is a dye-forming coupler that forms an azomethine dye having a solubility of 1×10?8 mol/L to 5×10?3 mol/L in ethyl acetate; and an image forming method using the light-sensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuaki Deguchi, Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Mamoru Sakurazawa, Makoto Yamada, Takehiko Satou
  • Patent number: 7632632
    Abstract: Silver halide color photographic elements having multiple color imaging layers contain a permanent, pre-formed magenta dye that is present in an amount to provide a status M green density greater than 0.005 per mg/m2. This dye provides minimum density at lower cost and enables lower dye levels and a reduced organic load that may lead to improved film physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul L. Zengerle, John W. Harder, Drake M. Michno, James H. Reynolds, Steven P. Szatynski
  • Patent number: 7629112
    Abstract: Silver halide color photographic elements having multiple color imaging layers contain a permanent, pre-formed yellow colorant that is present in an amount to provide a status M blue density greater than 0.003 per mg/m2. This colorant provides minimum density at lower cost and can be incorporated with minimal or no organic solvents and thus enable a reduced organic load that may lead to improved film physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul L. Zengerle, Drake M. Michno, James H. Reynolds, Steven P. Szatynski, John W. Harder
  • Publication number: 20090297992
    Abstract: Silver halide color photographic elements having multiple color imaging layers contain a permanent, pre-formed yellow colorant that is present in an amount to provide a status M blue density greater than 0.003 per mg/m2. This colorant provides minimum density at lower cost and can be incorporated with minimal or no organic solvents and thus enable a reduced organic load that may lead to improved film physical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Paul L. Zengerle, Drake M. Michno, James H. Reynolds, Steven P. Szatynski, John W. Harder
  • Patent number: 7592133
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material, includes transparent support having provided thereon a blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the average equivalent-sphere diameter of the silver halide grains contained in each layers is 0.35 ?m or less, and an upper layer of the green-sensitive emulsion layer contains a fixed magenta dye, an upper layer or the red-sensitive emulsion layer contains a fixed cyan dye, and the green-sensitive layer contains a pyrazolotriazole, pyrazolopyrrole or 4-thio-pyrazolo-5-one coupler having a specific structure, and an image-recording method uses the photographic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Miki, Hideyuki Shirai, Junichiro Hosokawa, Tetsuo Kikuchi, Yoichi Hosoya, Katsuyuki Nukui, Ryoji Nishimura, Kouichi Yokota
  • Patent number: 7579139
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, in which a non-light-sensitive hydrophilic colloidal layer, on a transmission-type support, contains a solid fine-particle dispersion of a dye represented by formula (I), any one of photographic constituting layers contains a compound represented by formula (A) and/or a compound represented by formula (B) or (FS-2), and the light-sensitive material does not contain any compound represented by formula (C): in formulas (I), (A), (B) and (C), D represents a group to give a compound having a chromophore; X represents a dissociable hydrogen or a group having a dissociable hydrogen; y is an integer from 1 to 7; R1 represents a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl or alkoxy group; R2 and R3 each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; R4 represents a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; M, M1, M2 and M3 each independently represent a cation; n represents an integer of 1 to 7; A and B each independently represent a fluor
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sakai, Shin Soejima, Shinji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7368230
    Abstract: An image-forming method of recording a digital image data in resolution of 2,000 dpi or more, the method comprising: recording a digital image data on a silver halide photographic material with little deterioration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Junichiro Hosokawa, Masaaki Miki, Yoichi Hosoya, Kouichi Yokota, Ryoji Nishimura, Hideyuki Shirai
  • Patent number: 7364841
    Abstract: A silver salt photothermographic dry imaging material wherein said material has photographic speeds (1) and (2) determined based on the predetermined conditions and the photographic speed (2) is not more than 1/10 of the photographic speed (1), and the coefficient of determination value R2 of the linear regression line is 0.998-1.000, which is obtained from the predetermined density points having a* and b* arranged in two-dimensional coordinates in which a* is used as the abscicca and b* is used as the coordinate of the CIE 1976 (L*a*b*) color space, b* of the intersection point of the linear regression line with the ordinate is ?5-5, and gradient (a*/b*) is 0.7-2.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Konica Minolta & Medical Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Suzuki, Hideki Takiguchi, Toshiyuki Marui, Kazuhiko Fujikura, Kazuhito Ihara, Yasuo Taima, Kenji Ohnuma, Hiroto Ito
  • Patent number: 7365199
    Abstract: A dye-forming coupler of formula (I), a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material containing the coupler, and an azomethine dye compound derived from the coupler: wherein Q is a residue that forms, together with the —N—C?N— moiety, a nitrogen-containing 6-membered ring; RA is a certain alkyl group having at least 7 carbon atoms, or -L-R1; X is an aryl group; Y is a hydrogen atom, or a group capable of being split-off upon a coupling reaction; wherein, when RA is -L-R1, L is a divalent linking group, and R1 is a substituent; and -L-R1 does not represent an alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, or aryl group, and -L-R1 does not represent a heterocyclic group that bonds, with a carbon atom therein, to the nitrogen atom of the nitrogen-containing 6-membered ring formed by Q and the —N—C?N— moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Uehira, Kiyoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 7335466
    Abstract: A silver salt photothermographic dry imaging material including non-photosensitive aliphatic carboxylic acid silver salts; a photosensitive emulsion containing photosensitive silver halide grains; a silver ion reducing agent; a binder; and a cyan coloring leuco dye. A percentage of the photosensitive silver halide grains having a mean particle size of 0.01 or more ?m and 0.04 ?m or less is 5% or more by mass and 50% or less by mass of total photosensitive silver halide grains by conversion into a silver amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Narito Goto
  • Patent number: 7332267
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photothermographic material comprising an image forming layer containing at least a light-sensitive silver halide, a light-insensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent and a binder and a non-image forming layer on at least one surface of a support, wherein 50% by weight or more of the binder is a hydrophilic binder, the light-sensitive material further comprising a metal phthalocyanine compound represented by the following formula (PC-1): wherein M represents a metal atom, R1, R4, R5, R8, R9, R12, R13 and R16 respectively represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent where at least one of R1, R4, R5, R8, R9, R12, R13 and R16 is an electron attractive group and R2, R3, R6, R7, R10, R11, R14 and R15 respectively represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Nakagawa, Seiichi Yamamoto, Masahiko Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7303865
    Abstract: A photothermographic material including, 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 contains a metal phthalocyanine dye represented by formula (I): wherein, M represents a metal atom; R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent, with at least one of them being a substituent; X1, X2, X3, and X4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; and at least one of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, X1, X2, X3, and X4 is an oil-soluble group. The invention provides a photothermographic material which exhibits preferable image tone and excellent image storability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • 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: 7226728
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material having: a support and an image-forming layer including a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducer, and a binder on at least one surface of the support, wherein the photothermographic material further contains a dye having a half breadth of 100 nm or less at a maximum absorbance peak, and 50 mass % or more of a binder in an outermost layer on a dye-containing surface is a polymer latex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Rikio Inoue
  • Patent number: 7157220
    Abstract: The present invention provides a silver halide photosensitive material and a photothermographic material having, on at least one side of a support, at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, and a reducing agent for the organic silver salt, wherein the silver halide photosensitive material and the photothermographic material contain a phthalocyanine compound represented by the following formula (PC-1): wherein, M represents a hydrogen atom or a metal atom; R1, R4, R5, R8, R9, R12, R13, and R16 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; at least one of R1, R4, R5, R8, R9, R12, R13, and R16 represents an electron-attracting group; and R2, R3, R6, R7, R10, R11, R14, and R15 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Yamamoto, Masahiko Taniguchi, Yasuhiro Yoshioka, Takanori Hioki, Hideo Hanawa
  • Patent number: 7138224
    Abstract: A photothermographic material containing a support having on one side of the support a photosensitive layer containing: photosensitive silver halide grains; and a compound represented by Formula (1) or Formula (2): wherein the symbols in Formulas (1) and (2) are indicated in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Fukusaka, Osamu Ishige, Rie Sakuragi
  • Patent number: 7087368
    Abstract: A silver salt photothermographic dry imaging material including non-photosensitive aliphatic carboxylic acid silver salts; a photosensitive emulsion containing photosensitive silver halide grains; a silver ion reducing agent; a binder; and a cyan coloring leuco dye. A percentage of the photosensitive silver halide grains having a mean particle size of 0.01 or more ?m and 0.04 ?m or less is 5% or more by mass and 50% or less by mass of total photosensitive silver halide grains by conversion into a silver amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Narito Goto
  • Patent number: 7056652
    Abstract: A silver salt photothermographic material is disclosed, comprising on a support a light-insensitive silver salt of an aliphatic carboxylic agent, light-sensitive silver halide grains, a reducing agent for silver ions and a binding agent, wherein the silver halide grains are those which are capable being converted from a surface latent image formation type to internal latent image formation type upon thermal development, and the photothermographic material further comprises a dye microcapsule dispersion or a dye compound containing at least two chromophores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 7026107
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material composing respectively at least one red-, green-, and blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, the color photosensitive material containing a magenta dye which is fixed in the specific layer and is not colored by a coupling reaction with developing agent oxidation products, and/or containing a cyan dye which is fixed in the specific layer and is not colored by a coupling reaction with developing agent oxidation products, and containing an ultraviolet absorptive polymer latex represented by the formula (I) which is impregnated with a non high molecular weight ultraviolet absorptive compound. wherein a phenyl ring or a benzo ring may be optionally substituted, either of m or n is 1 and another is 0, and M and K are represented by the following formula (II): wherein R3 is H or an alkyl group, L is a divalent binding group, and p is 0 or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Shirai
  • Patent number: 6974663
    Abstract: A photographic element is described comprising a support bearing one or more hydrophilic colloid layers including at least one photographic silver halide emulsion layer, wherein a photographically useful compound is incorporated into at least one hydrophilic colloid layer in the form of an intercalation composition comprising a layered host material having molecules of the photographically useful compound inserted as guest molecules between the layers of the host material. The invention provide novels materials and a method of incorporating active chemistry compounds such as developers or development inhibitors directly into a photographic imaging element with improved stability and keeping response versus known methods for incorporating active chemistry compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph F. Bringley, Krishnamohan Sharma, Kenneth J. Lushington
  • Patent number: 6949332
    Abstract: A silver halide emulsion containing water, dispersion medium comprising modified gelatin whose amino group is chemically modified, and silver halide grains comprising spectrally sensitized silver halide grains each having a multilayer adsorption of dye chromophores on the surface thereof. A method of preparing the silver halide emulsion. A silver halide photosensitive material contains the silver halide emulsion in a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Mikio Ihama, Takeshi Suzumoto
  • Patent number: 6908730
    Abstract: This invention relates to a silver halide photographic material comprising at least one silver halide emulsion comprising silver halide grains having associated therewith: (a) a first dye (Dye 1) that is a cyanine dye capable of spectrally sensitizing a silver halide emulsion and that has at least one anionic substituent; and (b) a second dye (Dye 2) that is not a cyanine dye and that has at least one cationic substituent. Dye 2 has a log P, excluding any counterion, of less than 4.00 and greater than 1.00 or Dye 2 is represented by a dye of formula II as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Parton, Thomas L. Penner, David R. Foster, Stephen A. Hershey
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040185392
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic photosensitive material, containing at least one residual-color-reducing agent having at least one aromatic ring or aromatic heterocycle in its molecule; a processing method thereof; and an image-forming method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Suzuki, Takanori Hioki, Naoto Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20040142288
    Abstract: This invention relates to a silver halide photographic element comprising a support bearing a cyan dye image-forming unit comprised of at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler, a magenta dye image-forming unit comprising at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one magenta dye-forming coupler, and a yellow dye image-forming unit comprising at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one yellow dye-forming coupler, wherein said photographic element has an ISO speed rating of 800 or greater and has an integrated RMS green granularity equal to or less than 11.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventors: James A. Friday, Roger A. Weiss, Anabisdally I. Bodden
  • Patent number: 6746830
    Abstract: A silver halide photosensitive material having a substrate, a heat-responsive-discolorable coloring layer and a photosensitive layer coated thereon and having a silver halide, dye-providing compound and a binder, the heat-responsive-discolorable coloring layer containing a heat-responsive-discolorable coloring composition, which is colored at a temperature lower than its discoloration initiation temperature (T) of 60 to 200° C.; which is substantially discolored at a temperature equal to or higher than T; and which does not recover its color once discolored, even when its temperature is lowered to a temperature lower than T again, and the heat-responsive-discolorable coloring composition containing a polymer having a glass transition temperature of 60 to 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Arakawa, Takahiro Ishizuka
  • Publication number: 20040072109
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic photosensitive material comprising, on a reflective support, at least one yellow-coloring photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one magenta-coloring photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one cyan-coloring photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer and at least one non-photosensitive, non-coloring hydrophilic colloid layer. Reflective density A(&lgr;) at a wavelength &lgr; at an unexposed portion of the material after a color development treatment is 0.08 or less for 450 nm, 0.10 or less for 550 nm, and 0.08 or less for 650 nm. Alternatively, chromaticity at the unexposed portion of the material after the color development treatment satisfies the condition: 91≦L*≦96, 0≦a*≦2.0, −9.0≦b*≦−3.0. Also provided is a process for forming an image using the silver halide color photographic photosensitive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Makuta, Shin Soejima, Hiroyuki Yoneyama
  • Publication number: 20040053175
    Abstract: A method of developing a latent image on a photographic element (such as imagewise exposed photographic film) by absorbing a dye precursor into the film, applying a developer solution to the film to develop the latent image and form a dye in the film, scanning the film with light, and detecting at least one of light reflected away from and light transmitted through the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Michael P. Keyes, Douglas E. Corbin
  • Publication number: 20040043339
    Abstract: A method of preparing a dye solution having a high concentration and high stability, wherein a counter ion-free dye and a base having a pKa value of from 6.6 to 9.0 are dissolved in a solvent having a relative dielectric constant of at least 10 at 20° C., and a silver halide emulsion and a silver halide photographic material which are reduced in fogging by the use of the dye solution prepared in accordance with the aforesaid method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Nakamura, 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: 20030229230
    Abstract: A dye-forming coupler of the formula (I). A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material that contains at least one dye-forming coupler of the formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki Uehira, Jun Ogasawara, Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Yasuhiro Shimada, Yasuaki Deguchi
  • Patent number: 6620581
    Abstract: This invention comprises a silver halide photographic material comprising at least one silver halide emulsion comprising silver halide grains having associated therewith at least two dyes: (a) a first dye that has at least one anionic substituent and that is capable of spectrally sensitizing a silver halide emulsion; and (b) a second dye that absorbs light at an equal or shorter wavelength than the first dye and that has at least one cationic substituent and that is highly fluorescent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Parton, Joseph C. Deaton, William J. Harrison, Margaret J. Helber
  • Patent number: 6586167
    Abstract: A method for thermally forming images for plate making, which comprises forming an image for plate making by using a thermally processed image recording material comprising a silver salt of an organic acid, a reducing agent, a color image forming material and an organic binder on a support, wherein the image consists essentially of a developed silver image and a color forming dye image and the color forming dye image shows an absorbance for ultraviolet region higher than that for visible region and has a transmission density of 0.3 or more for the region of 360-450 nm. There are provided a thermally processed image recording material and method for thermally forming images that provide significant difference of ultraviolet absorption between image areas and non-image areas suitable for printing plate making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunobu Katoh, Toyohisa Oya
  • Patent number: 6576411
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a color photothermographic film in which particles comprising an organic silver salt is treated with a dye that functions as a passivating agent. In particular, the present invention involves passivating the organic silver salts with a dye that blocks the surface of the organic silver salt or ligand, resulting in a reduction of speed loss. The invention is also directed to a method of making a photothermographic element to improve raw stock keeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mark E. Irving, Gregg P. Bryant, JoAnn D. Hanna, Mark R. Mis, Nancy B. Liebert
  • Patent number: 6576414
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a photothermographic element comprising silver halide, a blocked developer, a coupler, and core/shell particles, each such particle comprising a mixture of at least two non-photosensitive organic silver salts, which particle comprises a center portion comprising a non-photosensitive first organic silver salt and at least one shell portion covering the center portion, the shell comprising a non-photosensitive second organic silver salt. The organic silver salt in the shell has a lower pKsp relative to the organic silver salt in the core. This invention also provides a composition comprising the core/shell non-photosensitive organic silver salt particles, and a method of making the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mark E. Irving, David H. Levy, Bernard D. Stich, Mark R. Mis, Stephen Swingley, Donald L. Black
  • Publication number: 20030091946
    Abstract: A dye-forming coupler of formula (I), a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material containing the coupler, and an azomethine dye compound derived from the coupler: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Shigeki Uehira, Kiyoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 6548236
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a photothermographic element comprising silver halide, a blocked developer, a coupler, and core/shell particles, each such particle comprising a mixture of at least two non-photosensitive organic silver salts, which particle comprises a center portion comprising a non-photosensitive first organic silver salt and at least one shell portion covering the center portion, the shell comprising a non-photosensitive second organic silver salt. The organic silver salt in the shell has a higher pKsp relative to the organic silver salt in the core. This invention also provides a composition comprising core/shell non-photosensitive organic silver salt particles, and a method of making the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mark E. Irving, David H. Levy, JoAnn D. Hanna, Stephen Swingley, Donald L. Black, Stephen C. Stoker
  • Patent number: 6513212
    Abstract: A color photographic element comprising at least three light-sensitive units which have their individual sensitivities in different wavelength regions, at least one of units comprising a light-sensitive silver-halide emulsion, binder, and a coupler represented by formula I: COUP—(T)m—L—DYE′  (I) wherein COUP is a coupler parent group capable of reacting with an oxidized developer to form a first cyan dye and is bonded at a coupling position to a releasable group that forms a second dye of the same hue, as described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jared B. Mooberry, Wojciech K. Slusarek, David T. Southby, David H. Levy, Xiqiang Yang
  • Patent number: 6492102
    Abstract: A red or infrared sensitive silver halide emulsion is disclosed, comprising at least a compound represented by the following formula. A photographic material containing the emulsion is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kagawa, Noriyasu Kita
  • Publication number: 20020172900
    Abstract: A color photographic silver halide material having a support, which material comprises at last one blue-sensitive, yellow-coupling silver halide emulsion layer and at least one geen-sensitive, magenta-coupling silver halide emulsion layer and at least one red-sensitive, cyan-coupling silver halide emulsion layer, and which contains at least one masking coupler which has two chromophores which absorb in the wavelength range from 420 to 750 nm and are eliminable or decolorisable by coupling with the developer oxidation product, is distinguished by improved sensitivity associated with undiminished color purity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Jan Haller, Ralf Wirowski
  • Publication number: 20020146651
    Abstract: A color-developing agent of the formula (1-1): 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: Osamu Uchida, Yasuhiro Ishiwata, Takayuki Ito, Nobutaka Fukagawa
  • Publication number: 20020132175
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of scanning silver-halide-containing color photographic and photothermographic film. In particular, the present invention comprises record shifting by means by employing at least one infrared dye in a color unit of the film, thereby forming at least one image record in the infrared. This expedient leads to the formation of high quality images, especially when scanning photothermographic elements in which the silver halide, metallic silver, and/or any organic silver salts have not been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Richard P. Szajewski
  • Patent number: 6376163
    Abstract: A UV or visible-light sensitive photobleachable dye composition substantially free of polymerizable monomer comprising a photobleachable dye and an N-oxyazinium compound, a photographic element containing such a photobleachable composition, and a method for bleaching a photographic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ramanuj Goswami, Samir Y. Farid, Robert J. Perry, Paul A. Zielinski, Ian R. Gould, Kevin W. Williams
  • Patent number: 6376164
    Abstract: A silver halide color reversal lightsensitive material comprising a transparent support and, superimposed thereon, a blue-sensitive emulsion layer unit, a green-sensitive emulsion layer unit and a red-sensitive emulsion layer unit, each of these units comprising at least two emulsion sub-layers having the same color sensitivity but different speeds from each other, wherein the material contains a yellow dye in an amount of 0.15 to 1.0 g/m2 and satisfies the relationship: 0.9≦&ggr;′/&ggr;≦1.25 wherein &ggr; and &ggr;′ each represent a point-gamma value of a portion of the material giving a magenta density of 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Haraguchi, Katsuro Nagaoka