Silver Compound Having Specified Crystal Form, Habit, Particle Size Or Particle Size Distribution Patents (Class 430/567)
  • Patent number: 10356899
    Abstract: A precursor article has a substrate and a photosensitive thin film or a photosensitive thin film pattern on a supporting side. The photosensitive thin film and each photosensitive thin film patterns comprises a non-hydroxylic-solvent soluble silver complex that is represented by the following formula (I): (Ag+)a(L)b(P)c?? (I) wherein L represents an ?-oxy carboxylate; P represents a 5- or 6-membered N-heteroaromatic compound; a is 1 or 2; b is 1 or 2; and c is 1, 2, 3, or 4, provided that when a is 1, b is 1, and when a is 2, b is 2. A photosensitizer that can either reduce the reducible silver ion or oxidize the ?-oxy carboxylate having a reduction potential can also be present. Such precursor articles can be irradiated with UV-visible radiation to reduce the silver ions to provide electrically-conductive metallic silver in thin films or thin film patterns in product articles or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Mark R. Mis, Thomas Robert Welter, Kevin P. Klubek, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 10314173
    Abstract: A precursor article has a substrate and a photosensitive thin film or photosensitive thin film pattern on one or both supporting sides. A non-hydroxylic-solvent soluble silver complex is present that is represented by the following formula (I): (Ag+)a(L)b(P)c?? (I) wherein L represents an ?-oxy carboxylate; P represents a primary alkylamine; a is 1 or 2; b is 1 or 2; and c is 1, 2, 3, or 4, provided that when a is 1, b is 1, and when a is 2, b is 2. A photosensitizer can also be present to enhance photosensitivity for conversion of reducible silver ions to electrically-conductive silver metal in a resulting product article or device. The electrically-conductive silver metal can be provided as a uniform electrically-conductive silver metal-containing thin film or layer, or as one or more electrically-conductive silver metal-containing thin film patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Mark R. Mis, Thomas Robert Welter, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9725499
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to collagen like polypeptides, applications, and uses related thereto. In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to collagen like polypeptides wherein hydroxy proline is substituted with amino proline and containing amino acids having side chains with carboxylic acids wherein the polypeptides are configured through electrostatic interactions of the amine and carboxylic acid groups to form solid structures. In certain embodiments, the disclosure contemplates modifications of these polypeptides in order to impart desirable properties to the solid structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Emory University
    Inventors: Vincent Paul Conticello, Tao Jiang
  • Patent number: 9257747
    Abstract: A Vivaldi-Monopole antenna is a small form ultra-wideband antenna configured for low frequency operation in modern wireless devices. The Vivaldi-Monopole antenna comprises a tapered-slot element and a monopole element, wherein current modes of each element are combined to yield a functional and small form ultra-wideband antenna configured for low frequency resonances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Javier Ruben Flores-Cuadras
  • Patent number: 9163222
    Abstract: Modified amino acid sequences of OAS1 proteins in non-human primates, and genes related thereto, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Kineta Two, LLC
    Inventors: Shawn P Iadonato, Charles L Magness, P Campion Fellin, Christina A Scherer, Tory Hagen, Amy Olson
  • Patent number: 8637228
    Abstract: A color photographic element has a reflective support and a blue light sensitive color record, a green light sensitive color record, and a red light sensitive color record and can be used to provide color photographic prints. The element also has a non-light sensitive layer over the red light sensitive color record. This non-light sensitive layer has (1) a hydrophilic colloid in an amount of at least 200 mg/m2 to and including 2,000 mg/m2, (2) matte particles, and (3) an acrylate latex polymer having latex particles having an average size of less than 1 ?m and a glass transition temperature of at least 70° C. The dry weight ratio of the acrylate latex polymer to the hydrophilic colloid is at least 0.8:1 and the dry weight ratio of the acrylate latex polymer to the total matte particles is at least 15:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Jess B. Hendricks, III, Paul L. Zengerle, Andrew D. Church, Darrell B. Austin
  • Patent number: 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: 8357485
    Abstract: A multi-color photographic silver halide element has a total gelatin level on the imaging side of the support is less than 9000 mg/m2, and bulk gelatin-to-junk weight ratio for all of the light sensitive layers on the imaging side of the support is greater than 1.5. This weight ratio is defined by: Bulk gelatin-to-junk ratio=[(Bgel×Bgel/junk)+(Rgel×Rgel/junk)+(Ggel+Ggel/junk)]÷(Bgel+Rgel+Ggel) wherein Bgel is the total gelatin level for blue light sensitive layers, Bgel/junk is the gelatin-to-junk ratio for blue light sensitive layers, Rgel is the total gelatin level for red light sensitive layers, Rgel/junk is the gelatin-to-junk ratio for red light sensitive layers, Ggel is the total gelatin level for green light sensitive layers, and Ggel/junk is the gelatin-to-junk ratio for green light sensitive layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Christopher J. Haller, Daniel R. May, Paul L. Zengerle
  • Patent number: 8133665
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide photographic photosensitive material which includes a support and at least one silver halide photosensitive layer on the support, wherein the average equivalent sphere diameter of the silver halide of the silver halide photosensitive layer is 0.30 ?m or less, the silver halide photosensitive layer includes four or more kinds of silver halide grains having mutually different average equivalent sphere diameters, and the thickness between a surface of the support at a side at which the silver halide photosensitive layer is provided and a surface of the silver halide photosensitive layer at a side opposite to the support is 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Hosoya, Naoharu Kiyoto, Junichiro Hosokawa, Masaaki Miki, Kouichi Yokota, Ryoji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8043800
    Abstract: A photosensitive material for forming a conductive film including a silver salt-containing emulsion layer, and a conductive layer containing conductive fibers, wherein the amount of the conductive fibers in the conductive layer is 0.005 g/m2 to 0.2 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Naoi
  • Patent number: 8034542
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shielding film for plasma display which is excellent in electromagnetic shielding characteristics for effectively shielding electromagnetic waves, near infrared rays, stray light, external light, and the like and even when stored under a wet heat condition, is small in change of color tint and good in adhesion, with a blackening layer hardly peeled away, is provided by a transparent electromagnetic shielding film including a transparent support having thereon a conductive metal layer in a pattern-like state having an electromagnetic shielding ability and having a surface covered by a blackening layer, with the blackening layer made of an alloy of nickel and zinc in a nickel/zinc mass ratio of from 0.5 to 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotomo Sasaki, Jun Matsumoto, Takayasu Yamazaki, Akimitsu Haijima, Yoshihiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 8012676
    Abstract: It is to provide a process for preparing a conductive material in which transparency and conductivity are both high, and storage stability is high, and further, in a process for preparing a conductive material utilizing ultra fine silver particles, to provide a process for preparing a conductive material having high conductivity without requiring a calcination step which has conventionally been required. A process for preparing a conductive material having a conductive pattern containing silver on a support, which process for preparing a conductive material comprises acting at least one of the following mentioned (I) to (IV) on the pattern portion containing silver provided on the support: (I) a reducing substance, (II) a water-soluble phosphorus oxo acid compound, (III) a water-soluble halogen compound, (IV) warm water of 55° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventors: Takenobu Yoshiki, Shigeki Shino, Kazuhisa Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7985527
    Abstract: A method for producing a conductive film, having the steps: forming, on a support, a conductive metal portion containing a conductive material and a binder; bringing the conductive metal portion into contact with vapor or a hot water; and immersing the conductive metal portion into hot water having a temperature of 40° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Tsukasa Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 7957582
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide for a system and method for modeling S-distortion in an image intensifier. In an embodiment, the method may include identifying a reference coordinate on an input screen of the image intensifier. The method also includes computing a set of charged particle velocity vectors. The method also includes computing a set of magnetic field vectors. The method also includes computing the force exerted on the charged particle in an image intensifier. Certain embodiments of the present invention include an iterative method for calibrating an image acquisition system with an analytic S-distortion model. In an embodiment, the method may include comparing the difference between the measured fiducial shadow positions and the model fiducial positions with a threshold value. If the difference is less than the threshold value, the optical distortion parameters are used for linearizing the set of acquired images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dun Alex Li, Joseph Casey Crager, Peter Kelley, Andrey Litvin
  • 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: 7887998
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer and at least one hydrophilic colloid layer on a support, wherein silver halide in the silver halide emulsion layer has a silver bromide content of 40 to 90 mol %, and the silver halide emulsion layer is spectrally sensitized with a specific dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsunori Hirano, Kunio Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 7829270
    Abstract: A photosensitive material includes a support and an emulsion layer containing a silver salt emulsion, the photosensitive material is capable of forming a conductive metal film by exposing and developing the emulsion layer, wherein the emulsion layer has a swelling rate of 150% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Nakahira
  • Patent number: 7829243
    Abstract: A method for etching a chromium layer is provided herein. In one embodiment, a method for etching a chromium layer includes providing a filmstack in an etching chamber, the filmstack having a chromium layer partially exposed through a patterned layer, providing at least one halogen containing process gas to a processing chamber, biasing the layer disposed on a substrate support in the processing chamber with a plurality of power pulses less than 600 Watts, and etching the chromium layer through a patterned mask. The method for plasma etching a chromium layer described herein is particularly suitable for fabricating photomasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Chen, Michael Grimbergen, Madhavi Chandrachood, Jeffrey X. Tran, Ajay Kumar, Simon Tam, Ramesh Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 7732124
    Abstract: A color-image forming method in a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, having the steps of: performing exposure of the light-sensitive material cut into sheets; and subjecting the exposed light-sensitive material sheets to photographic processing, while conveying them with conveying rollers, with the sheet conveying speed being 40.0 to 100 mm/sec; wherein the light-sensitive material to be exposed contains any of: 1) a dye-forming coupler of formula (IA), 2) a compound of formula (I), and 3) 1.4 mg/m2 or more of a compound of formula (II); wherein R? and R? are a substituent; Z is a hydrogen atom, or a coupling split-off group; A is an alkyl group, M is a cation, and R is an atom or group having 100 or lower total molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuaki Deguchi, Shin Soejima, Naoto Ohshima, Tatsuya Ishizaka, Katsuyuki Takada, Futoshi Yoshida, Atsushi Maruhashi, Yoshinori Morimoto, Takehisa Ohno
  • Patent number: 7682780
    Abstract: An industrial X-ray photosensitive material including at least one silver halide emulsion layer on both sides of a transparent support, wherein the silver halide emulsion layer contains tabular silver halide particles having an average particle thickness of less than 0.2 ?m and an aspect ratio of more than 8, a core of the particles which is a core having a volume of 1% or more and less than 3% of a particle volume does not contain Ir or Rh, and a shell of the particles which is a shell having a volume of 97% or more and less than 99% of a particle volume contains at least Ir or Rh. An industrial X-ray photosensitive material having rapid processing suitability, as well as high sensitivity and high contrast is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Fujita, Yoshihisa Hashi
  • Patent number: 7674575
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material for being subjected to a color development within nine seconds of being imagewise exposed, and comprising a support and a photograph constitution layer provided on the support, the photograph constitution layer containing at least one layer that comprises a yellow dye-forming coupler, at least one layer that comprises a magenta dye-forming coupler, at least one layer that comprises a cyan dye-forming coupler, and at least one non-photosensitive hydrophilic colloid layer. The coupler-comprising layers respectively include silver halide emulsions, and at least one of the silver halide emulsions has the characteristics of: (i) a silver chloride content of 90 mol % or more; and (ii) containing at least one specific metal complexes. The color development is preferably completed within 28 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Oshima, Tadanobu Sato, Akito Yokozawa
  • Patent number: 7598026
    Abstract: An image-forming method comprising: employing a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, comprising, on a support, at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow dye-forming coupler, at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a magenta dye-forming coupler, at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a cyan dye-forming coupler, at least one color-mix preventing layer and at least one protective layer, wherein the said silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow dye-forming coupler includes a blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion having a silver chloride content of 90 mole % or more and containing at least one specific blue-sensitive sensitizing dye; and exposing the said silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material to a blue semiconductor laser of a wavelength shorter by 30 nm to 60 nm than the wavelength at which the said blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion has the spectral sensitivity maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akito Yokozawa, Tatsuya Ishizaka, Katsuyuki Takada, Yoshiro Ochiai, Tetsuo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7598025
    Abstract: The present invention is characterized to provide a hologram silver halide photographic material having high sensitivity and diffraction efficiency, providing an excellent image and having less color residue and noise in a transparent part, a hologram, a method for producing the same. In the present invention, a hologram silver halide photographic material having at least one silver halide emulsion layer formed on a support, wherein an average particle diameter of silver halide particles in a silver halide emulsion is 0.03 ?m to 0.07 ?m; a film thickness of the silver halide emulsion layer is 4 ?m to 9 ?m; a silver/gelatin ratio of the silver halide emulsion layer is 0.3 to 0.6; and the silver halide emulsion layer contains sensitizing dye of specific structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignees: Konica Minolta Opto Inc., Dia Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Michiue, Tomonobu Moriya, Masashi Iwasaki, Toshihiro Kubota, Masachika Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Tomoko Kumasawa, Kenji Ueda
  • 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: 7527923
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, having photographic constituting layers including, on a support, at least one blue-sensitive layer containing a silver halide emulsion, at least one green-sensitive layer containing a silver halide emulsion, at least one red-sensitive layer containing a silver halide emulsion, and at least one hydrophilic colloidal layer, in which a silver chloride content is 95 mol % or more and a silver iodide content is from 0.05 to 0.3 mol % in the silver halide emulsion of the red-sensitive layer, and in which the difference between spectral sensitivities at wavelength of 685 nm and 590 nm is from 1.2 to 2.5 log E or the difference between spectral sensitivities at wavelength of 660 nm and 590 nm is 0.8 to 2.0 log E, for a distribution of the spectral sensitivities when the material is exposed to lights equal in energy at each wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Ikari
  • Patent number: 7476494
    Abstract: A silver halide photosensitive material having at least one blue-sensitive layer, at least one green-sensitive layer, and at least one red-sensitive layer, on a transparent support, wherein at least one of the green-sensitive layers contains a coupler represented by general formula (I) or general formula (Z), and all of the green-sensitive layers contain silver halide emulsion having an average equivalent-spherical diameter of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Junichiro Hosokawa, Koichi Yokota, Masaaki Miki, Yoichi Hosoya, Ryoji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 7465534
    Abstract: A silver halide emulsion containing silver halide grains with a silver chloride content of at least 95 mole %, being sensitized with selenium and gold, and further containing at least two compounds each having a function of oxidizing metallic silver clusters; a silver halide photographic material containing the same; and a silver halide photographic material having red-, green, and blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers, wherein one of the emulsion layers contains a silver halide emulsion with a silver chloride content of at least 95 mole %, and the silver halide emulsion contains a selenium compound and a metal complex of formula (D1); [MD1XD1nLD1(6-n)]m??formula (D1) wherein MD1 represents Cr, Mo, Re, Fe, Ru, Os, Co, Rh, Pd, or Pt; XD1 represents a halogen ion; LD1 represents a ligand other than XD1; n represents 3, 4, 5, or 6; and m represents 4-, 3-, 2-, 1-, 0 or 1+.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Toshihiro Kariya
  • 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: 7407740
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, having, on a 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, and at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow dye forming coupler, wherein at least one layer of said at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a cyan dye forming coupler contains high-silver chloride emulsion grains, which are selenium-sensitized and have a silver chloride content of 90 mol % or more, and contains at least one coupler of formula (I): wherein R? and R? each independently are a substituent; and Z is a hydrogen atom, or a group capable of being split-off upon coupling reaction with an oxidized aromatic primary amine color-developing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kariya, Hiroyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7396640
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, which is for use in movie projection, and which has: on a transparent support, at least three light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers which are different from each other in color developability and color sensitivity; and at least one non-light-sensitive hydrophilic colloid layer, wherein the light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer nearest to the support includes silver halide emulsion grains having a silver chloride content of 95 mol % or more, wherein the silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material further contains at least one non-light-sensitive hydrophilic colloid layer containing black colloidal silver between the support and the light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer nearest to the support, and wherein an amount of Fe in the silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material is 6×10?5 mol/m2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hidekazu Sakai
  • Patent number: 7371512
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic emulsion comprising grains is characterized that 70% or more of the total projected area of the grains are occupied by tabular grains meeting requirements (i) to (v) below: (i) silver bromochloroiodide grains having (111) faces as major surfaces, (ii) hexagonal grains having a ratio of the length of an edge having the maximum length to the length of an edge having the minimum length of not more than 2, (iii) perfect epitaxial grains having a total of six epitaxial junctions each existing only in each of six apex portions of the hexagonal grains, (iv) the silver chloride content is 1 to 6 mol %, and (v) the silver iodide content is 0.5 to 10 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Mikio Ihama
  • 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: 7358038
    Abstract: The present invention provides a black and white 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 for silver ions, and a binder, as well as an image forming method. The black and white photothermographic material is characterized in that 50% or more of a total projected area of the photosensitive silver halide is occupied by tabular grains having a (111) face as a major face; the tabular grains have at least 2 parallel twin crystal planes in a grain; and a variation coefficient of a distribution of distances between closest twin crystal planes is 20% or less. Also provided is an image forming method that includes image exposure using fluorescent intensifying screens and thermal development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutaka Takahashi, Takeshi Funakubo, Kiyoteru Miyake
  • Patent number: 7354701
    Abstract: The invention provides a color photographic element comprising at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer or a non silver-containing light-insensitive layer, in which at least one of these layers contains a colorless heterocyclic compound having either one or two hetero atoms in the ring or ring system, being other than an imidazole compound, that undergoes less than 10% chemical or redox reaction directly with oxidized developer and which has a partition coefficient to enable the photographic speed of the element to be increased by at least 0.03 stop without increasing granularity, compared to the same element without the compound. The heterocyclic compounds increase speed without a concomitant increase in size of the light-sensitive silver halide grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Bernard A. Clark, Philip A. Allway, Tania Zuberi, Stephen P. Singer, Charles E. Heckler, Louis E. Friedrich
  • Patent number: 7344828
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material having, on a support, a yellow dye-forming light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a magenta dye-forming light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a cyan dye-forming light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, and a light-insensitive hydrophilic colloid layer that does not develop a color, wherein a total amount of a hydrophilic binder on the emulsion layer-coating side of the support is 6.0 g/m2 or less, and at least one of said silver halide emulsion layers contains at least one compound selected from metal complexes represented by formula (I) set forth below and a silver halide emulsion of a 90 mole % or more silver chloride content with a silver bromide-containing phase formed in a layer form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Ohshima, Shigeru Shibayama, Naoya Shibata
  • Patent number: 7332265
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material, having at least one yellow dye image-forming layer, at least one magenta dye image-forming layer, and at least one cyan dye image-forming layer, each provided on a transparent support, which shows 3.0 or more maximum transmission densities for the respective layers upon area exposure with an exposure time of 10?4 sec, and shows a transmission density in a range of 0.95 to 1.05 when color development is started in 30 minutes after exposure with an exposure amount that gives a density of 1.0, when the light-sensitive material is subjected to color development started in 5 minutes after exposure; and an image-forming-method using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Matsumoto, Shinichi Nakahira, Hidekazu Sakai
  • Patent number: 7316895
    Abstract: A method for separating photosensitive silver halide particles by precipitation from a dispersion comprising the silver halide particles and a protective colloid of a natural polymer, the method comprising the step of mixing the dispersion with an organic polymer having a logarithm value of n-octanol/water partition coefficient (being a log P value) of 0.8 to 2.0 so as to separate the silver halide particles from the dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic Inc.
    Inventors: Miyuki Teranishi, Hiroto Ito
  • Patent number: 7314707
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic emulsion comprising silver halide grains, wherein a variation coefficient of equivalent-circle diameters of all the silver halide grains is 30% or less, and 70% or more of the total projected area of the silver halide grains are occupied by silver halide grains each meeting requirements (i), (ii), and (iii) below: (i) silver bromochloroiodide grain having (111) faces as main planes, (ii) having an epitaxial portion junctioned to at least one apex portion thereof, and (iii) having at least one dislocation line in an epitaxial portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Mikio Ihama, Hiroshi Kawakami, Takayoshi Mori
  • Patent number: 7303863
    Abstract: A silver halide emulsion, which is chemically sensitized by a compound of formula (1): wherein Ch represents a sulfur, selenium, or tellurium atom; X1 represents NR1 or N+(R2)R3Y?; R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; R2 and R3 each represent an alkyl group or another substituent; Y? represents an anionic ion; X2 represents OR4, N(R5)R6, or another substituent; R4 to R6 each represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; and E is a group selected from groups represented by formula (2) to (5): wherein, in formulas (2) to (5), Z represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; A1 and A2 each represent an oxygen atom, etc.; and R10 to R16 each represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent; W represents a substituent; n is an integer from 0 to 4; L represents a divalent linking group; and EWG represents an electron withdrawing group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Suzuki, Toshihiro Kariya
  • Patent number: 7303864
    Abstract: The invention provides a black and white photothermographic material comprising an image forming layer containing on at least one side of 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 non-photosensitive organic silver salt comprises at least one compound selected from a silver salt of an azole compound or a silver salt of a mercapto compound; and the photothermographic material further comprises, a compound that can be one-electron-oxidized to provide a one-electron oxidation product which releases one or more electrons, and an adsorptive redox compound having a group adsorbable to the silver halide and a reducing group in the molecule. The invention provides a black and white photothermographic material having high image quality and an excellent storability, and an image forming method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ohzeki
  • Patent number: 7279272
    Abstract: The present invention provides a silver halide emulsion containing silver halide particles, wherein a content of silver chloride in the silver halide particles is at least 89 mol %, and wherein the silver halide particles comprising at least one of (i) at least one phase selected from the group consisting of a laminar phase containing silver bromide, a laminar phase comprising silver iodide and a phase comprising silver bromide and having a maximum point where a silver bromide content ratio is at a maximum value, which maximum point is inside the silver particles, and (ii) a phase comprising silver iodide and a phase comprising silver bromide, which phase comprising silver bromide is disposed further inside of the silver halide particles than the phase comprising silver iodide. Further, the present invention provides a silver halide photosensitive material comprising the silver halide emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Ohshima, Osamu Yonekura, Satoshi Aiba
  • Patent number: 7262002
    Abstract: A silver halide emulsion containing silver halide grains with a silver chloride content of at least 95 mole %, being sensitized with selenium and gold, and further containing at least two compounds each having a function of oxidizing metallic silver clusters; a silver halide photographic material containing the same; and a silver halide photographic material having red-, green, and blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers, wherein one of the emulsion layers contains a silver halide emulsion with a silver chloride content of at least 95 mole %, and the silver halide emulsion contains a selenium compound and a metal complex of formula (D1); [MD1XD1nLD1(6-n)]m ??formula (D1) wherein MD1 represents Cr, Mo, Re, Fe, Ru, Os, Co, Rh, Pd, or Pt; XD1 represents a halogen ion; LD1 represents a ligand other than XD1; n represents 3, 4, 5, or 6; and m represents 4?, 3?, 2?, 1?, 0, or 1+.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Toshihiro Kariya
  • Patent number: 7241564
    Abstract: A silver halide-holographic sensitive material is provided and has a support and at least one photosensitive emulsion layer, with the photosensitive emulsion layer containing silver halide particles whose number average projected-area diameter is from 10 nm to 80 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Mikio Ihama
  • Patent number: 7241563
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material having a silver halide emulsion layer, and (1) a substantially light-insensitive dye-forming-coupler-containing layer, and (2) at least one layer selected from a non-color-forming intermediate layer containing a color-mixing inhibitor and a non-color-forming intermediate layer substantially free of color-mixing inhibitor, wherein i) when the light-insensitive dye-forming-coupler-containing layer is included, the layer is positioned adjacent to the silver halide emulsion layer, and ii) when the non-color-forming intermediate layer containing a color-mixing inhibitor and the non-color-forming intermediate layer substantially free of color-mixing inhibitor are included, these layers are positioned adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Sakurazawa, Jun Arakawa
  • Patent number: 7238468
    Abstract: To provide a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material having higher sensitivity and higher contrast and free of reciprocity failure over a wide range of exposure illuminance, A silver halide emulsion comprising a silver halide grain containing at least two metal complexes each giving an average electron releasing time of 10?5 to 3 seconds, the ratio in the average electron releasing time between these two metal complexes being at least 3 times or more and in these metal complexes, the content of the metal complex having a shorter average electron releasing time being 3 times or more as the molar ratio to the content of the metal complex having a longer average electron releasing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Ohshima, Tadanobu Sato, Tadashi Inaba
  • Patent number: 7238467
    Abstract: A silver halide emulsion comprising silver halide grains covered with two dye layers in combination. The two dye layers comprises an inner dye layer adjoining to the silver halide grain, and containing at least one sensitizing dye capable of spectrally sensitizing silver halide, and an outer dye layer adjoining to the inner dye layer, and containing at least two dyes. The light absorption energy of the outer dye layer is equal to or higher than that of the inner dye layer, an energy-releasing wavelength of the outer dye layer overlaps with an energy-absorbing wavelength of the inner dye layer, the sensitizing dyes constituting the inner dye layer include an anion and/or betaine dyes, the dyes constituting the outer dye layer include an anion and cation dyes, and the anion dye is more than the cation dye in terms of an addition amount and/or an adsorption amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Ikeda, Yasushi Tanabe, Hiroshi Kawakami, Takeshi Suzumoto
  • Patent number: 7238465
    Abstract: The invention provides a silver halide color photographic photosensitive material including a substrate and photographic layers containing a yellow color-developing blue light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a magenta color-developing green light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a cyan color-developing red light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a non-photosensitive hydrophilic colloid layer, wherein a total gelatin coating amount in the photographic layers is within a range from 3 to 6 g/m2 and/or a total silver coating amount in the photographic layers is within a range from 0.2 to 0.5 g/m2, the yellow color-developing blue light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer includes a silver halide emulsion having silver halide grains which have a sphere-equivalent diameter of no more than 0.6 ?m and a silver chloride content of at least 90 mol %, and an image forming method utilizing the photosensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Naoto Ohshima
  • Patent number: 7235352
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material including a support having disposed on one surface thereof at least one image-forming layer containing a binder, an organic silver salt, a reducing agent for reducing silver ions, an organic polyhalogen compound and a photosensitive silver halide, wherein the photosensitive silver halide has a silver iodide content ranging from 10 mol % to 100 mol %. The silver halide further contains at least one metal selected from a first metal group and one metal selected from a second metal group, with a proviso that none of the at least one metal selected from the first metal group and the at least one metal selected from the second metal group are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Oka, Seiichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7232652
    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 first 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 50% or more of a total projected area of the photosensitive silver halide is occupied by tabular grains having a silver iodide content of 40 mol % or higher and an aspect ratio of 2 or more, and the non-photosensitive layer comprises a second organic silver salt, and an image forming method using the same. The invention provides a photothermographic material and an image forming method excellent in image tone and image storability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Kouta Fukui
  • Patent number: RE40603
    Abstract: The present invention provides a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material comprising a support having thereon at least one silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the silver halide emulsion contained in the silver halide emulsion layer comprises silver halide grains having a silver chloride content of 90 mol % or more, and the silver halide emulsion further contains a metal complex having H2O as a ligand. It also provides a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material comprising a support having thereon at least one silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the silver halide emulsion contained in the silver halide emulsion layer contains a metal complex having O2? as a ligand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Owaki, Tadanobu Sato, Takahiro Matsuno