Multiple Sensitizers Or Supersensitizing Patents (Class 430/572)
  • Patent number: 9862682
    Abstract: Provided herein are functionalized pegylated cyanine compounds containing a reactive group suitable for labeling a biomolecule or pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use thereof. In one embodiment, the compounds are based on formula I shown below. In other embodiments, the compounds can be pegylated at one or more of the following locations R1, R4, R6, R9, or L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BROADPHARM
    Inventors: Hanzhong Zhang, Hongyuan Chen, Mikhail Kondratenko, Si Wang, Qiwen Zhong
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7998665
    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: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Hansen
  • Patent number: 7476495
    Abstract: A silver halide photosensitive material comprising at least one blue-sensitive layer, at least one green-sensitive layer and at least one red-sensitive layer on a transparent support, wherein a peak wavelength of spectral sensitivity of at least one of the green-sensitive layer is in the range of ?10 nm or more and +10 nm or less in comparison with a peak wavelength of a green light source for exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kikuchi, Yoichi Hosoya, Masaaki Miki, Junichiro Hosokawa, Koichi Yokota, Ryoji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 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: 7211373
    Abstract: A photothermographic material comprising a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent for a silver ion and a binder on one surface of a support, wherein a silver behenate-content of the non-photosensitive organic silver salt is 40 to 70 mol %, and the photothermographic material comprises a compound that can be one-electron-oxidized to provide a one-electron oxidation product, which further releases at least 1 electron, one of during and after a subsequent reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ohzeki, Kohzaburoh Yamada
  • Patent number: 7172856
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material having high sensitivity and having a desired spectral sensitivity distribution. A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material comprising at least one multichromophore dye compound having at least two dye chromophores connected by covalent bonding or coordinate bonding, at least two of the dye chromophores forming a dye chromophore group and the light absorption of the dye chromophore group differing from the sum of individual light absorptions of respective dye chromophores constituting said dye chromophore group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Hioki, Hiroo Takizawa, Katsuhiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 7122299
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Suzuki, Takanori Hioki, Naoto Matsuda
  • Patent number: 7029837
    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, a magenta dye image forming unit comprised of at least one green sensitive silver halide emulsion, and a yellow dye image forming unit comprised of at least one blue sensitive silver halide emulsion; wherein the at least one green sensitive silver halide emulsion comprises two absorptance peaks, the first peak being between 515 and 540 nm (short wavelength peak) and the second peak being between 565 and 590 nm, (long wavelength peak) and wherein (a) the ratio of the absorptance peak value of the short wavelength peak to the absorptance peak value of the long wavelength peak is from 0.65 to 1.55; (b) the absorptance minimum between the two absorptance peaks is between 530 and 560 nm; (c) the ratio of the absorptance value at the absorptance minimum to that of the smaller absorptance peak is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David E. Fenton, Lois A. Buitano, Steven G. Link, Sharon G. Johnston, David B. Moorehouse
  • 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: 6875562
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic emulsion which contains silver halide grains having light absorption strength of 100 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Yamashita, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6838231
    Abstract: A process for producing a spectrally sensitized silver halide photographic emulsion having high sensitivity. A process for producing a silver halide photographic emulsion comprising as a sensitizing dye at least one connection dye having two or more chromophores connected through a covalent bond, the process comprising adding said connection dye to a silver halide photographic emulsion and allowing at least one chromophore out of a plurality of chromophores in the molecule of the connection dye to change in the adsorption strength to a silver halide grain; and a process for producing a silver halide photographic emulsion comprising a silver halide grain having adsorbed on the surface thereof a sensitizing dye in multiple layers, the process comprising adding one or a plural of sensitizing dye(s) to said silver halide emulsion and allowing at least one sensitizing dye out of added sensitizing dyes to change in the adsorption strength to a silver halide grain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Kobayashi, Takeshi Suzumoto, Takanori Hioki
  • Patent number: 6824967
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Nakamura, Katsuyuki Takada
  • Patent number: 6815153
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: James A. Friday, Roger A. Weiss, Anabisdally I. Bodden
  • Patent number: 6811963
    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 at least one of the dye image forming units contains layers of differing sensitivities, and the layer of highest sensitivity contains a development promoting agent or a specific coupler as described herein, or a combination thereof, and a silver halide emulsion comprising tabular silver halide grains having associated therewith at least two dye layers comprising (a) an inner dye layer adjacent to the silver ha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Sharon G. Johnston, Stephen P. Singer, Drake M. Michno, James A. Friday, David R. Foster
  • Patent number: 6794121
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of spectrally sensitizing a silver halide emulsion comprising the following steps in the following order a) providing a silver halide emulsion comprising tabular silver halide grains having an inner dye layer adjacent to the silver halide grain, said dye layer comprising at least one dye (Dye 1) that is capable of spectrally sensitizing silver halide, b) adding to the emulsion at least one dye (Dye 2) capable of providing a second dye layer adjacent to the inner dye layer, and c) adding to the emulsion a non-cationic surfactant or a scavenger for oxidized developer, or a combination of the two, to form a silver halide emulsion comprising silver halide grains having associated therewith two dye layers, wherein the dye layers are held together by non-covalent forces or by in situ bond formation; the outer dye layer adsorbs light at equal or higher energy than the inner dye layer; and the energy emission wavelength of the outer dye layer overlaps with the energy absorption
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David R. Foster, Stephen P. Singer, William J. Harrison, Alan R. Pitt
  • Patent number: 6787297
    Abstract: This invention provides a silver halide photographic element comprising at least one silver halide emulsion comprising silver halide grains which have associated therewith at least an inner dye layer and an outer dye layer wherein the outer dye layer comprises a dye having at least one substituent that has a positive charge, said photographic element further comprising a cyanine dye of formula (I) or (II) (as described in the specification) that is capable of spectrally sensitizing a silver halide emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Steven G. Link, Richard L. Parton, Robert D. Wilson, Roger A. Bryant, William J. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20040166450
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material which is reduced in the various problems ascribable to the multilayer adsorption of the sensitizing dye. A silver halide photographic emulsion comprising a silver halide grain having adsorbed on the surface thereof a sensitizing dye in multiple layers is described, wherein the variation coefficient of the light absorption strength distribution among the grains is 100% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Yamashita, Katsumi Kobayashi, Takanori Hioki
  • Patent number: 6780577
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material containing silver halide grains onto which a sensitizing dye in the first layer and a sensitizing dye or dyes in the second or after layers are multilayer-adsorbed, wherein the fluorescence life time of the dye or dyes in the second or after layers on the silver halide grain surface measured at a maximum wavelength of fluorescence spectrum is shorter than the fluorescence life time of the dye or dyes in a gelatin dry film measured at a maximum wavelength of fluorescence spectrum when the sensitizing dyes are multilayer-adsorbed onto the silver halide grain surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Furuuchi
  • Patent number: 6777175
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material for direct observation comprising a support having on one side of the support, (a) a photosensitive layer comprising a silver halide emulsion; and (b) a non-photosensitive layer, wherein the photographic material comprises at least one oil-soluble dye having a maximum absorption wavelength of a spectral reflection density curve in a range of 540 to 580 nm and exhibiting an absorption density at 440 nm of not more than ¼ of an absorption density at the maximum absorption wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumasa Yamazaki, Toyoki Nishijima
  • Patent number: 6770433
    Abstract: A high-sensitive silver halide photographic light-sensitive material is provided. A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material comprising a dye having a plurality of dye chromophores, which contains at least one dye where at least one of the dye chromophores is a methine dye chromophore containing a basic nucleus comprising a monocyclic heterocyclic ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takanori Hioki
  • Patent number: 6762015
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic emulsion which contains at least two sensitizing dyes represented by the following formula (I): Dye-((A)rQ)q(M)m  (I) wherein Dye represents a dye moiety; A represents a linking group; Q represents a dissociable group; r represents 0 or 1; q represents an integer of 2 or more; provided that at least one Q represents —SO3H and at least one Q represents a dissociable group other than —SO3H; M represents a counter ion; and m represents a number of 0 or more necessary to neutralize the electric charge in the molecule, and when 2 represents 2 or more, M's need not be the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Nakamura, Takanori Hioki
  • Patent number: 6750002
    Abstract: A process for preparing a concentrated photographic spectral sensitizing dye-water composition which comprises adding an anionic sensitizing dye to an aqueous medium in the substantial absence of organic solvent, and agitating the combined dye and aqueous medium, wherein the anionic dye forms a liquid-crystalline dye phase in the aqueous medium and the agitation is performed in the presence of a nonionic surfactant having an HLB of less than 12 and an aqueous solubility at 25° C. of greater than 10 ppm, which nonionic surfactant is in the aqueous medium at a level of from 10 to 1000 ppm. In a specific embodiment of the invention, where the viscosity (at 0.1 s−1 shear rate) of the dye-water composition in the absence of the nonionic surfactant would be greater than 100 cp and especially where such viscosity would be greater than 500 cp, the surfactant is preferably present at a level sufficient to substantially reduce air entrainment during agitation of the dye-water composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: James E. Novak, Jeffrey S. Baugher, Dirk J. Hasberg, Lloyd A. Lobo
  • Patent number: 6750003
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material comprising a support and at least one photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the emulsion layer comprises a compound represented by the following formula (1): Dye1-&Parenopenst;L1&Parenopenst;Dye2)m1)m2.CIy  (1) wherein Dye1 represents a first chromophore; Dye2 represents a xanthene dye; L1 represents a linking group; m1 represents an integer of from 1 to 5; m2 represents an integer of from 1 to 5; CI represents an ion for neutralizing a charge; and y represents a number necessary for neutralizing the charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroo Takizawa
  • Patent number: 6730468
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material which is reduced in the various problems ascribable to the multilayer adsorption of a sensitizing dye. A silver halide photographic emulsion comprising a silver halide grain having adsorbed on the surface thereof a sensitizing dye in multiple layers is described, wherein the variation coefficient of the light absorption strength distribution among the grains is 100% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Yamashita, Katsumi Kobayashi, Takanori Hioki
  • 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: 6699652
    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 at least one of the dye image forming units contains layers of differing sensitivities, and the layer of highest sensitivity contains a development promoting agent or a specific coupler as described herein, or a combination thereof, and a silver halide emulsion comprising tabular silver halide grains having associated therewith at least two dye layers comprising (a) an inner dye layer adjacent to the silver ha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Sharon G. Johnston, Stephen P. Singer, Drake M. Michno, James A. Friday, David R. Foster
  • Patent number: 6689554
    Abstract: A silver halide emulsion comprises an electron-releasing compound of Types 1 to 4: (Type 1) a compound capable of undergoing a one-electron oxidation (1-EO) to form a one-electron oxidation product (1-EOP), the 1-EOP capable of releasing further two or more electrons accompanying a subsequent bond cleavage reaction, (Type 2) a compound capable of undergoing 1-EO to form 1-EOP, the 1-EOP capable of releasing further one electron accompanying a subsequent bond cleavage reaction, and having, in its molecule, two or more adsorptive groups acting on silver halides, (Type 3) a compound capable of undergoing 1-EO to thereby form 1-EOP, the 1-EOP capable of releasing further one or more electrons after going through a subsequent bond forming process, and (Type 4) a compound capable of undergoing 1-EO to form 1-EOP, the 1-EOP capable of releasing further one or more electrons after going through a subsequent intramolecular ring cleavage reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohzaburoh Yamada, Masahiko Taniguchi, Naoki Asanuma, Takashi Hoshimiya, Hirokazu Kyota, Masafumi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 6686116
    Abstract: A blue-sensitive radiographic silver halide film comprises a silver halide emulsion layer comprising predominantly tabular silver halide grains that have an aspect ratio of at least 15, a grain thickness of at least 0.1 &mgr;m, and comprise at least 90 mol % bromide and up to 4 mol % iodide, based on total silver halide. Substantially all of the iodide is present in an internal localized portion of the tabular silver halide grains that excludes the surface of the grains. The tabular silver halide grains are dispersed in a hydrophilic polymeric vehicle mixture comprising at least 0.5% of oxidized gelatin, based on the total dry weight of the polymeric vehicle mixture in the emulsion layer. The tabular silver halide grains are spectrally sensitized using a combination of spectral sensitizing dyes to provide increased speed and reduced dye stain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Dickerson, Anthony Adin, Stephen A. Hershey, Richard F. Davis
  • Patent number: 6686142
    Abstract: A chemically and spectrally-sensitized emulsion has been described, wherein said emulsion comprising (100) cubic silver halide grains with an average edge length of from 0.2 up to 1.5 &mgr;m, has been spectrally sensitized by addition at least three trimethine dyes: a main spectral sensitizer added in an amount of at least 85 mole % of all spectral sensitizers added, followed by adding a second spectral sensitizer in an amount of not more than 10 mole % and a third spectral sensitizer in an amount of at most 1 mole % wherein at least said main spectral sensitizer has two benzoxazole rings in its chemical structure, at least said third spectral sensitizer has two benzimidazole rings in its chemical structure and wherein the said second spectral sensitizer has a structure more sterically hindered than the structure of the other spectral sensitizers. A light-sensitive silver halide photographic film material coated with such emulsion and a radiographic screen/film combination has been described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Kathy Elst, Paul Callant
  • Publication number: 20030215761
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material for direct observation comprising a support having on one side of the support, (a) a photosensitive layer comprising a silver halide emulsion; and (b) a non-photosensitive layer, wherein the photographic material comprises at least one oil-soluble dye having a maximum absorption wavelength of a spectral reflection density curve in a range of 540 to 580 nm and exhibiting an absorption density at 440 nm of not more than ¼ of an absorption density at the maximum absorption wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: KONICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsumasa Yamazaki, Toyoki Nishijima
  • Publication number: 20030215760
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic emulsion which contains silver halide grains having light absorption strength of 100 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Yamashita, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6649336
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material is disclosed, including at least one silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the silver halide grain contained in the emulsion layer is silver chloroiodide or silver chloroiodobromide having a silver chloride content of 90 mol % or more and a silver iodide content of 0.01 to 1.0 mol %, at least one hexacyano complex is doped in an amount of at least 1×10−7 mol % based on the total silver amount, and the emulsion layer contains a methine dye represented by the formula (I) as defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., LTD
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Tetsuo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6649337
    Abstract: A heat-developable photosensitive material comprises: a support; a photosensitive silver halide; a non-photosensitive organic silver salt; a reducing agent for a silver ion; a binder; and a compound having specified structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Hioki, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20030170575
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material containing silver halide grains onto which a sensitizing dye in the first layer and a sensitizing dye or dyes in the second or after layers are multilayer-adsorbed, wherein the fluorescence life time of the dye or dyes in the second or after layers on the silver halide grain surface measured at a maximum wavelength of fluorescence spectrum is shorter than the fluorescence life time of the dye or dyes in a gelatin dry film measured at a maximum wavelength of fluorescence spectrum when the sensitizing dyes are multilayer-adsorbed onto the silver halide grain surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideo Furuuchi
  • Patent number: 6582894
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic emulsion is disclosed, comprising a silver halide grain having a spectral absorption maximum wavelength of less than 500 nm and a light absorption intensity of 60 or more or having a spectral absorption maximum wavelength of 500 nm or more and a light absorption intensity of 100 or more, wherein assuming that a maximum value of the spectral absorption factor of said emulsion by a sensitizing dye is Amax, the distance between the shortest wavelength showing 80% of Amax and the longest wavelength showing 80% of Amax is 20 nm or more and the distance between the shortest wavelength showing 50% of Amax and the longest wavelength showing 50% of Amax is 120 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Hioki, Katsuhiro Yamashita, Katsumi Kobayashi, Takashi Katoh
  • Publication number: 20030104323
    Abstract: A silver halide color negative photographic lightsensitive material comprises, on a support, at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer. The total coating amount of colored couplers in the lightsensitive material is less than 0.05 mMol/m2. The lightsensitive material contains at least one spectrally sensitized silver halide emulsion and a compound capable of absorbing light within the spectrally sensitizing region of the spectrally sensitized silver halide emulsion, and capable of reducing the sensitivity of the spectrally sensitized silver halide emulsion by at least 0.05 LogE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tamaoki, Yasushi Nozawa, Keisuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6566044
    Abstract: The present invention provides a silver halide photographic material that is excellent in photographic speed as well as image graininess and exhibits low residual color even after rapid processing. The silver halide photographic material contains a compound represented by formula (I) and a compound represented by formula (II), as defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Tetsuo Nakamura, Takanori Hioki
  • Patent number: 6562557
    Abstract: A color photographic material comprising a transparent support, at least one blue-sensitive, predominantly yellow-coupling silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive, predominantly magenta-coupling silver halide emulsion layer (PP-1) and at least one red-sensitive, predominantly cyan-coupling silver halide emulsion layer (BG-1), characterised in that the spectral sensitivity distribution of BG-1 is characterised in that 605≦&lgr;max≦630 nm, 0.1≦&Dgr;lgE640≦0.6 and 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Klaus Wagner, Heinz Schütz, Peter Bell, Lothar Endres, Detlev Kapitza, Thomas Stetzer
  • Patent number: 6558893
    Abstract: This invention comprises a silver halide photographic material comprising at least one silver halide emulsion comprising silver halide grains having associated therewith a combination of two or more dyes comprising: (a) a first dye which is a cyanine dye of formula Ia and has a net charge of zero or −1  wherein the substituents are as defined in the specification; (b) a second dye which has at least one substituent that has a positive charge, and is a cyanine dye a merocyanine dye, arylidene dye, complex cyanine dye, complex merocyanine dye, homopolar cyanine dye, hemicyanine dye, styryl dye, hemioxonol dye, oxonol dye, anthraquinone dye, triphenylmethane dye, azo dye type, azomethines, or a coumarin dye, with the proviso that if the second dye is a cyanine dye, it is of formula IIa:  wherein the substituents are as defined in the specification; and wherein (c) the wavelength of maximum light absorption, in nanometers (nm), of the first dye and the wavele
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Parton, Andrei Andrievsky, Thomas L. Penner, William J. Harrison
  • Patent number: 6521401
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic emulsion which contains silver halide grains having a spectral absorption maximum wavelength of less than 500 nm and a light absorption strength of 60 or more, or a spectral absorption maximum wavelength of 500 nm or more and a light absorption strength of 100 or more, wherein at least one of the sensitizing dyes which are used for spectrally sensitizing the emulsion does not have an electric charge in the molecule at all, or forms an inner salt and the molecule does not have an electric charge as a whole and has at least one aromatic ring in the molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Yamashita, Katsumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6509144
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element comprising a support and at least one blue sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a tabular grain silver halide emulsion, or an emulsion in which the halide content is at least 50% chloride and no more than 5% iodide, wherein the emulsion is spectrally sensitized with at least one dye providing a peak sensitization between 446 and 500 nm and at least one dye providing a peak sensitization between 400 and 445 nm and additionally sensitized with a fragmentable electron donor of the formula: X—Y′. or an electron donor which contains an —XY′ moiety; wherein X is an electron donor moiety, Y′ is a leaving proton H or a leaving group Y, with the proviso that if Y′ is H a base, &bgr;−, is covalently linked directly or indirectly to X. and wherein: 1) X—Y′ has an oxidation potential between 0 and about 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Reed, Joseph P. Pepe, James A. Friday, Jon N. Eikenberry, Yun C. Chang, Annabel A. Muenter, Jerome R. Lenhard
  • Patent number: 6498003
    Abstract: A photographic material comprising a support and at least one layer which comprises at least one spectrally sensitised silver halide emulsion, characterised in that the material contains at least one compound of formula and/or wherein R1 denotes H, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, alkenyl, heterocyclyl, R2 denotes OH, NH2, NHR7, NR8R9 or R1 together with R2, denotes the atoms necessary for the completion of a heteroaliphatic ring, R3 denotes OH, NH2, NHR7, NR8R9, R4 denotes H, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, alkenyl, heterocyclyl, R5, R6 independently of each other, denote OH, NH2, NHR10, NR11R12, or R4 together with R5, or R4 together with R6, denote the atoms necessary for the completion of a heteroaliphatic ring, and the R5 or R6 radical, which is not part of a ring, denotes OH, NH2, NHR10 or NR11R12, R7, R10 denote alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heterocyclyl, R8, R9 independently of each other, denote alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heterocyclyl, or R8 together with R9, denotes the atoms necessary f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Peter Bergthaller, Jörg Siegel, Hans-Ulrich Borst
  • Patent number: 6498002
    Abstract: A photographic material comprising a support and at least one at least one layer which comprises at least one spectrally sensitized silver halide emulsion, characterized in that the material contains at least one compound of formula wherein X denotes sulphur or selenium, R1 denotes aryl or heterocyclyl, R2 denotes alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aralkyl or hetarylalkyl, R3 denotes alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, aralkyl, hetaryl or hetarylalkyl, and R4 denotes H, alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, aralkyl, hetaryl or hetaralkyl, or R3, together with R4, denotes the remaining atoms of a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring, is distinguished by increased spectral sensitivity, a high sensitivity/fogging ratio and a good shelf life under humid conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert
    Inventors: Peter Bergthaller, Jörg Siegel, Hans-Ulrich Borst
  • Patent number: 6498004
    Abstract: This invention provides a photographic element comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer in which the silver halide is sensitized with a compound of the formula (a): &Dgr;−(t)m−XY′  (a) XY′−(t)m−&Dgr;  (b) &Dgr;−(t)m−XY′−(t)m−&Dgr;  (c) wherein &Dgr; is protective group that is eliminated during development of the photographic element, t is a timing group, m is an integer from 0 to 3, and XY′ is a fragmentable electron donor moiety in which X is an electron donor group and Y′ is a leaving proton H or a leaving group Y, with the proviso that if Y′ is a proton, a base, &bgr;−, is present in the emulsion or is covalently linked directly or indirectly to X, and wherein: 1) X—Y′ has an oxidation potential between 0 and about 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jerome R. Lenhard, Annabel A. Muenter, Stephen A. Godleski, Paul A. Zielinski, Deepak Shukla, Donald R. Diehl
  • Patent number: 6498001
    Abstract: A spectrally sensitized photographic silver halide emulsion, characterized in that after precipitation at least one compound of formula is added to the emulsion, wherein R1 denotes alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, alkenyl or heterocyclyl; R2 denotes H, alkyl, aryl, heterocyclyl, amino or alkoxy; R3 denotes H, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl or heterocyclyl; D denotes —OH or —NR4R5; X denotes O or N—R6; R4 denotes H, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, alkenyl or heterocyclyl; R5: denotes H, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, alkenyl or heterocyclyl; R6: denotes H, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, alkenyl, acyl, alkoxycarbonyl, carbamoyl or heterocyclyl, the aforementioned alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, alkenyl, heterocyclyl, amino, alkoxy, acyl, alkoxycarbonyl and carbamoyl groups can be substituted, and any two of the radicals R1 to R6 can together form a heterocyclic ring, such as a pyrrolidine, piperidine, perhydroazepine, piperazine, morpholine or thiomorpholine ring, for example; as well as a photographic material comprising a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert
    Inventors: Peter Bergthaller, Jörg Siegel, Hans-Ulrich Borst, Ralf Büscher, Ulrich Nickel
  • Patent number: 6485897
    Abstract: This invention relates to a photographic element comprising a support having thereon light sensitive silver halide layers comprising at least one red light sensitive silver halide layer, at least one green light sensitive silver halide layer, and at least one blue sensitive silver halide layer, wherein the green light sensitive silver halide layer has an absorption spectra having a maximum absorption at a wavelength &lgr;max from 530 to 560 nm and a half bandwidth less than 50 nm; and the red light sensitive silver halide layer has an adsorption spectra having a maximum absorption at a wavelength &lgr;max from 610 to 640 nm, and exhibiting from 30 nm hypsochromic of the wavelength of maximum absorption and below an area less than 40% based on the total area of the red light sensitive silver halide layer adsorption spectra. It further relates to a method of processing said element using an electronic filmwriter device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kristen D. Lockhart, Cheryl S. Johnston, Mark E. Johnson, David L. Fridd
  • Patent number: 6479226
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light sensitive material is disclosed, comprising a support having on one side of the support at least two red-sensitive layers, at least two green-sensitive layers, at least two blue-sensitive layer and a light-insensitive layer, wherein at least one of the green-sensitive layers contains a green-sensitive silver halide emulsion exhibiting a sensitivity maximum at a wavelength of 525 to 540 nm and a sensitivity maximum at a wavelength of 550 to 565 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Heki