Hypersensitizing Or Latensifying Ingredient Containing Patents (Class 430/599)
  • Patent number: 9605145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a compound of formula (I): wherein: —R represents —OH or —NH2; —A1 represents a divalent alkylene radical, straight or branched, having from 2 to 20 carbon atoms; —A2 represents a divalent alkylene radical, straight or branched, having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms; —X1 and X2 represent, independently of each other, —NH— or —O—; —A3 represents a divalent alkylene radical, straight or branched, having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms; —Z represents a hydrogen or a group of formula (A?): wherein A1, A3 and R are as defined above in formula (I), for the preparation of a polymer chosen among polyurethane, polyester and polyamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, INSTITUT DES CORPS GRAS ETUDES ET RECHERCHES TECHNIQUES-ITERG
    Inventors: Lise Maisonneuve, Thomas Lebarbe, Henri Cramail, Carine Alfos, Benoît Gadenne, Eric Cloutet
  • Patent number: 7741017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material wherein at least one of light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers includes a silver halide emulsion having a silver chloride content of at least 95 mol % and a silver iodide content of 0.05 mol % to 0.75 mol % and/or a silver bromide content of 0.05 mol % to 4.00 mol % and further at least one compound represented by the following formula (I): X-(L)n-Y??Formula (I) wherein X represents a group adsorptive to a silver halide, L represents a divalent connecting group comprising one of an atom and an atomic group including at least one of a carbon atom, a nitrogen atom, a sulfur atom and an oxygen atom, Y denotes a reducible group and n denotes an integer of 0 or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsunaga, Tadashi Inaba, Shinichi Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 7531298
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material, wherein the total coating amount of silver of the photosensitive silver halide is 6.0 g/m2 or less in terms of metal silver, and the photosensitivity is the ISO speed of 400 or more, the silver halide color photosensitive material further comprising at least one compound selected from a group consisting of the following type 1 and type 2: (Type 1) Compound which undergoes a one-electron oxidation so as to form a one-electron oxidation product capable of, through subsequent bond cleavage reaction, releasing one or more electrons, (Type 2) Compound which undergoes a one-electron oxidation so as to form a one-electron oxidation product capable of, after subsequent bond formation reaction, releasing one or more electrons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsunaga, Makoto Kikuchi, Kiyoshi Morimoto, Masahiko Taniguchi, Naoyuki Hanaki
  • 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: 7527922
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material having, on a support, at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, characterized in that at least one of the silver halide emulsion layers contains a silver halide emulsion having a silver chloride content of 90 mole % or above, the silver halide emulsion contains at least one kind of selenium compound, and the silver halide emulsion layer containing the silver halide emulsion has a characteristic curve satisfying the following relation (1); 2.0??H/?L?0.5??Relation (1) wherein ? represents a gradient of the characteristic curve, ?H represents a gradient in the case of 1×10?6-second exposure and ?L represents a gradient in the case of 100-second exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Shibayama, Toshihiro Kariya, Akito Yokozawa, Kenji Naoi, Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Hiroyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7455959
    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 imidazole compound of formula (I) that undergoes less than 10% chemical or redox reaction with oxidized developer and which enables the photographic speed of the element to be increased by at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 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: 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: 7384731
    Abstract: A method for forming color images comprising subjecting a silver halide color photosensitive material to a development processing in the presence of a compound (A) defined below, wherein the silver halide color photosensitive material having a blue-sensitive unit, a green-sensitive unit and a red-sensitive unit, each of which comprises at least one silver halide emulsion layer, and at least one non-light-sensitive layer on a support, compound (A): a heterocyclic compound having one or two hetero atoms, the heterocyclic compound being capable of increasing speed of the silver halide color photosensitive material by the presence thereof in comparison to the case where the heterocyclic compound is absent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Junichiro Hosokawa, Naoharu Kiyoto, Yoshio Ishii, Takanori Hioki, Katsumi Kobayashi, Takashi Hoshimiya
  • 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: 7306900
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material comprising at least one layer containing at least one compound selected from a group consisting of the following type 1 and type 2, and at least one layer containing at least one fluorine compound represented by the following general formula (A): (Type 1) Compound which undergoes a one-electron oxidation so as to form a one-electron oxidation product capable of, through subsequent bond cleavage reaction, releasing one or more electrons; (Type 2) Compound which undergoes a one-electron oxidation so as to form a one-electron oxidation product capable of, after subsequent bond formation reaction, releasing one or more electrons; Rf?X-M:??General formula (A) wherein Rf represents an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbons which is substituted with at least one fluorine atom, X represents a divalent coupling group or a single bond, and M represents an anionic group, a cationic group or a betaine group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Koichi Yokota
  • 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: 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: 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: 7229750
    Abstract: A silver halide emulsion chemically sensitized by a compound of formula (1), (6-1), (6-2) or (7); and a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material containing the silver halide emulsion: Formula (1) E1-Ch-E2 Formula (6-1) W1 . . . AuX2m Formula (6-2) [W1 . . . Au . . . W2]X2m Formula (7) E5-Ch-Au . . . (L2)1 wherein Ch is a sulfur, selenium or tellurium atom; E1, E2, and E5 each are, for example, a specific methylene group having a substituent; Au is a monovalent or trivalent gold ion; W1 and W2 each are a specific chalcogen compound; X2 is a monovalent anion; m is 1, 2 or 3; L2 is a compound that can coordinate with gold through a nitrogen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium or phosphorous atom; and l is 0, 1, 2 or 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Suzuki, Masami Sakurada, Toshihiro Kariya
  • Patent number: 7226727
    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: November 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Ohshima, Shigeru Shibayama, Naoya Shibata
  • Patent number: 7220537
    Abstract: This invention provides a silver halide emulsion, a silver halide photographic material and an image forming method, which is excellent in high sensitivity, good gradation, coating composition store stability and latent image store stability regardless exposing method, particularly excellent latent image store stability at high intensity and shot period exposure of digital exposure, and by which a high quality print is obtained. The silver halide emulsion contains silver halide grains having silver chloride content of at least 90 mol %, silver iodide content of 0-2.0 mol %, and silver bromide content of 0.02-5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Kondo, Shuji Murakami, Koichiro Kuroda
  • Patent number: 7189501
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic photosensitive material that has, on a support, at least one yellow color-forming photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer, at least one magenta color-forming photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer, and at least one cyan color-forming photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein at least one specific yellow or magenta dye-forming coupler and at least one compound represented by formula (Ph) are contained in the same layer: wherein Rb1 represents a specific functional group; and Rb2 to Rb5 each independently represent a hydrogen or halogen atom, or a specific functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Makuta, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Nobuo Seto, Kiyoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 7186500
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic lightsensitive material comprising a support having thereon at least one lightsensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the lightsensitive material contains at least one compound represented by general formula (I) and at least one photographically useful group-releasing compound represented by general formula (II) or (III) that is capable of forming a compound having substantially no contribution to a dye after its coupling with an oxidized form of a developing agent: (X)k-(L)m-(A-B)n ??(I) COUP1-D1 ??(II) COUP2-C-E-D2 ??(III) The definitions of the substituents are set forth in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Hosoya, Kiyoshi Morimoto, Tadashi Inaba
  • 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: 7153638
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material comprising a support and, superimposed thereon, a blue-sensitive layer unit, a green-sensitive layer unit and a red-sensitive layer unit, each of these light-sensitive layer units composed of at least one silver halide emulsion layer, together with at least one nonphotosensitive layer, wherein at least one compound (A) and at least one compound (B) are contained, the compound (A) being a heterocyclic compound of less than 4.5 C log P which when added, is capable of enhancing the sensitivity of the silver halide color photosensitive material as compared with that exhibited when not added, the compound (B) being a heterocyclic compound of 4.5 or greater C log P which when added, is capable of enhancing the sensitivity of the silver halide color photosensitive material as compared with that exhibited when not added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichiro Hosokawa, Takanori Hioki
  • Patent number: 7150963
    Abstract: A silver halide emulsion containing a compound represented by the following formula (1) or (2): wherein R1 represents an OH group, an SH group, or an —NR2R3 group in which R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, a heterocyclic group, an alkylsulfonyl group, or an arylsulfonyl group; L represents an alkenylene group, an arylene group, an —N?N— group, a divalent aromatic heterocyclic group, or a —C(R4)?N— group in which R4 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group; n represents 0 or 1; X and Y each independently represent a nitrogen atom or a —CR5— group in which R5 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent bondable to the carbon atom; Z represents an atomic group in the 5- to 7-membered ring; and M represents a hydrogen atom, a metal ion, or a quaternary ammonium ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Watanabe, Hideo Hanawa, Takeshi Funakubo
  • Patent number: 7138222
    Abstract: The present invention provides a silver halide color photographic photosensitive material that includes coupler-containing sensitive emulsion layer units on a support. Each of the photosensitive emulsion layer units are constituted of at least two photosensitive emulsion layers having sensitivities which are different from each other. An emulsion layer of the highest sensitivity among the at least two photosensitive emulsion layers contains at least one silver halide emulsion in which tabular silver halide grains with an average aspect ratio of 3 or more substantially including dislocation lines account for 50% or more of the total projected areas. Photosensitive emulsion layers other than the emulsion layer of the highest sensitivity consist of a silver halide emulsion containing silver halide grains that account for 70% or more of the total projected areas and include host grains that satisfy a specific aspect ratio condition and epitaxially joined protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Haraguchi, Yasushi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 7129031
    Abstract: A green-sensitized black-and-white silver halide negative working photographic material comprising a support having thereon at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing tabular silver halide grains, further comprising in said emulsion layer or in a layer adjacent thereto, a heteroatomic sulfinic acid compound, a disulfide compound or a combination thereof, wherein each of said compounds has a solubilizing group having a pKa-value of 10 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Dirk Bollen
  • Patent number: 7112398
    Abstract: This invention relates to an imaging element comprising an imaging layer having associated therewith a compound of Structure I: wherein: the substituents are as defined in the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Wojciech K. Slusarek, Xiqiang Yang, Mark E. Irving, David H. Levy, Jared B. Mooberry, James J. Seifert, James H. Reynolds, Lyn M. Irving
  • Patent number: 7083905
    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: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Ohshima, Shigeru Shibayama, Naoya Shibata
  • 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: 6949333
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photosensitive silver halide photographic emulsion comprising a silver iodide content of 41 mol % or more and 100 mol % or less and including a silver halide to which reduction sensitization is applied in the course of particle formation, and silver halide photographic emulsion comprising 41 mol % to 100 mol % of silver iodide and subjected to at least one of chalcogen sensitization and gold sensitization to the insides of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Mifune
  • Patent number: 6933102
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material is disclosed, comprising at least one silver halide emulsion characterized in that 50% or more of the projected area of all silver halide grains comprises tabular silver halide grains satisfying all of the following requirements (i) to (iii) and the coefficient of variation in the thickness of the tabular silver halide grains is less than 40%: (i) to have a grain thickness of less than 0.05 ?m and an equivalent-circle diameter of 0.6 ?m or more; (ii) to be silver iodobromide or silver chloroiodobromide having a silver bromide content of 70 mol % or more; (iii) to be a tabular silver halide grain having two parallel main planes comprising a (111) face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Takahashi, Terukazu Yanagi
  • Patent number: 6911303
    Abstract: A light-sensitive silver halide grain having an absorption band in a wavelength region of visible light is prepared to provide a silver halide photographic material having high spectral sensitivity in the visible region. The silver halide photographic material contains the light-sensitive silver halide grain having a metal complex dopant having an absorption band which has a molar absorption coefficient of 10,000 or more in a wavelength region of visible light in an ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrum of a solution thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadanobu Sato, Tadashi Inaba
  • Patent number: 6902879
    Abstract: Provided are a silver halide photographic emulsion containing a metal complex represented by the following formula (I): Mm[IrCln(L1)k(L2)6-n-k]??(I) wherein, M represents a cation or anion, m represents an integer of 0 to 4, n represents an integer of 3 to 5, k represents an integer of 0 to 3, L1 represents a ligand selected from the group consisting of pyrroles, thiophenes, pyrazoles, isoxazoles, isothiazoles, imidazole, oxazoles, furazanes, heterocycles having at least 3 hetero atoms and ureas, L2 represents an inorganic ligand other than Cl with the proviso that when k represents 0, L2 represents none of F, Br, I, NO, H2O, CO and C2O4; and a metal complex represented by the following formula (IV): Nk?[IrX6-n?Qn?]??(IV) wherein, N represents a counter cation; X represents a halogen ion; Q represents a compound which contains at least three atoms selected from nitrogen and sulfur atoms, and 5 or less carbon atoms, may contain another atom, and exhibits a ratio of (the number of carbon atoms)/(the total n
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Inaba, Takahiro Matsuno, Tadanobu Sato
  • Patent number: 6890707
    Abstract: A print material having a support, at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing at least one cyan coupler, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing at least one magenta coupler and at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing at least one yellow coupler, characterised in that the silver halide crystals of the red-sensitive layer have a chloride content of at least 95 mol %, contain 20 to 500 nmol of iridium per mol of silver halide and the cyan coupler is of the formula in which R1 means a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, R2 means an alkyl, aryl or hetaryl group, R3 means an alkyl or aryl group, R4 means an alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, acyloxy, acylamino, sulfonyloxy, sulfamoylamino, sulfonamido, ureido, hydroxycarbonyl, hydroxycarbonylamino, carbamoyl, alkylthio, arylthio, alkylamino or arylamino group or a hydrogen atom and Z means a hydrogen atom or a group eliminable under the conditions of chromogenic development, is dis
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Ralf Weimann, Markus Geiger, Cuong Ly, Klaus Sinzger, Beate Weber, Heinz Wiesen
  • Patent number: 6887657
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic photosensitive material, which containes at least one specific compound containing at least one alkenylcarbonyl group, in at least one layer on a support; and an image-forming method using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Seto, Toshiyuki Makuta, Hidekazu Sakai, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Tomonori Ichinose
  • Patent number: 6887656
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color photographic element comprising at least one light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a compound that does not react with oxidized developer, has a Log Kow high enough to improve speed, compared to the same layer without the compound, and comprises (1) a thiadiazole, or (2) an oxadiazole, or (3) a 1,2,4 triazole bearing an amido substituent, and does not contain a hydroxyl or thiol group or their tautomeric equivalents on the azole ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Louis E. Friedrich, Philip A. Allway, Judith A. Bogie, Bernard A. Clark, Charles E. Heckler, Stephen P. Singer
  • Patent number: 6855488
    Abstract: A silver halide photosensitive material containing a compound selected from Types 1-4 below which is capable of undergoing a one-electron oxidation to form a one-electron oxidation product (OEOP), and a reducing compound (Type 1) the OEOP is capable of releasing further two or more electrons accompanying a subsequent bond cleavage reaction, (Type 2) the OEOP is capable of releasing further one electron accompanying a subsequent bond cleavage reaction, and the compound having, in its molecule, two or more groups adsorptive to silver halide, (Type 3) the OEOP is capable of releasing further one or more electrons after going through a subsequent bond forming process, and (Type 4) the OEOP is capable of releasing further one or more electrons after going through a subsequent intramolecular ring cleavage reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohzaburch Yamada, Naoki Asanuma
  • Patent number: 6852478
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material with a magenta emulsion layer containing a pyrazolotriazole magenta dye-forming coupler and containing an emulsion whose silver chloride content is 98 mol % or more, with a light-insensitive hydrophilic colloidal layer containing a solid fine-particle dispersion of a dye. The magenta emulsion layer is a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer most apart from the light-insensitive hydrophilic colloidal layer among all the light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers. A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material for cinema, in which light-sensitive silver halide particles have a silver chloride content of 95 mol % or more, a total coated amount of silver is 1.7 g/m2 or less, a thickness of the film on the support on the side of layers containing the light-sensitive silver halide is 12.0 ?m or less, and the swelling rate to water is 200% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sakai, Tatsuya Ishizaka, Katsuyuki Takada
  • Patent number: 6844146
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material has at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a yellow coupler, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a magenta coupler, at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing a cyan coupler, and at least one non-lightsensitive layer, on a support. The photosensitive material contains, in at least one of the layers, a compound having a reducing group and a compound having at least three hetero atoms capable of increasing a photographic speed of the photosensitive material in comparison with the case where the material does not contain the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichiro Hosokawa, Kohzaburoh Yamada, Yasuhiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 6828088
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer on a support, wherein 40 mol % or more of silver halide contained in the silver halide emulsion layer is silver bromide and the silver halide contains 1×10−6 mole or more per mole of silver of a metal complex containing one or more cyanide ligands, and the silver halide photographic light-sensitive material has a characteristic curve drawn in orthogonal coordinates of logarithm of light exposure (x-axis) and optical density (y-axis) using equal unit lengths for the both axes, on which gamma is 4.0 or more for the optical density range of 0.1-1.5. There is provided a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material showing high contrast and high sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tokuju Oikawa
  • Patent number: 6828089
    Abstract: This invention relates to a silver halide photographic emulsion in which a silver emulsion high in silver iodide content of 80% by mol to 100% by mol based on the silver iodide content is chemically sensitized by at least one of methods of chalcogen sensitization and gold sensitization under the conditions that pAg is from 1.5 to 7.0, as well as a thermally developable photosensitive material having at least one image forming layer containing at least a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a photosensitive silver halide, a reducing agent and a binder on a support, and having at least one non-image recording protection layer to the image forming layer on the side remote from the support, and exposed by a laser beam in which the material contains the silver emulsion high in silver iodide content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., LTD
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Mifune
  • Patent number: 6815152
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic photosensitive material comprising: a transmitting support; at least three types of photosensitive hydrophilic colloid layers disposed on the support, each type including at least one of a yellow, a magenta and a cyan color forming coupler; silver halide emulsion particles, which have a color sensitivity different from the other types, wherein at least one of the color sensitivities comprises green-sensitivity; and an Fe content of no more than 2×10−5 moles/m2; each silver halide emulsion particle including a halogen composition, which comprises at least one of silver chlorobromide, silver chloroiodide, silver chloroiodide bromide and silver chloride having a silver chloride content ratio of 95% by mole or more, an average sphere-equivalent particle diameter of the green-sensitive silver halogen emulsion particles comprising no more than 0.25 &mgr;m and at least one type of the green-sensitive silver halogen emulsion particles being doped with Ir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyohito Takada, Hidekazu Sakai, Terukazu Yanagi
  • Patent number: 6808871
    Abstract: A silver halide emulsion is disclosed, comprising silver halide grains, wherein at least 50% of total grain projected area is accounted for by tabular grains having an aspect ratio of 10 to 100 and at least 50% by number of total grains is accounted for by tabular grains having at least 30 dislocation lines per grain in the fringe portion of the grain, and the emulsion contains a compound having a function of permitting injection of at least two electrons into silver halide via photoexcitation by a single photon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Suzuki, Yoshiko Iwai
  • Patent number: 6808870
    Abstract: A light-sensitive silver halide grain containing at least one metal complex, wherein when an a-axis, a b-axis and a c-axis of a silver halide crystal lattice are each established taking as an origin a central metal of the metal complex incorporated into the silver halide grain, the metal complex has in a ligand thereof a site which can form any bond of a covalent bond, a dative bond and an ionic bond, or a bond in a mixed form of these bonds with a silver ion on a lattice point which does not exist on any of the a-axis, the b-axis and the c-axis. The silver halide photographic material has no reciprocity failure over a wide range of exposure illuminations without desensitization and decrease of contrast on the low intensity side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadanobu Sato, Takahiro Matsuno, Masaru Takasaki, Tadashi Inaba
  • Patent number: 6794122
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material comprising a support having thereon at least one silver halide photographic emulsion layer, wherein the emulsion layer contains at least one compound of formulae (Ia), (Ib) and (Ic) and at least one compound of formula (II): wherein Z1 represents S, O, Se, Te, N or C; R, R31 and R32 each are an alkyl, aryl or heterocyclic group; D is a group necessary for forming a methine dye; V1 to V4 represent H or a monovalent substituent; M and M3 each are a charge-balancing counter ion; m and m3 each are a number or 0 or more necessary for neutralizing the charge of the molecule; Z31 and Z32 each are an atomic group necessary for forming the nitrogen-containing hetero-ring; L31 to L37 each represent a methine group; p31 and p32 each are 0 or 1; n3 is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4, but the compound of formula (II) does not include the compounds of formulae (Ia), (Ib) and (Ic).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Hioki, Tetsuo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20040175662
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic lightsensitive material comprising a support having thereon at least one lightsensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the lightsensitive material contains at least one compound represented by general formula (I) and at least one photographically useful group-releasing compound represented by general formula (II) or (III) that is capable of forming a compound having substantially no contribution to a dye after its coupling with an oxidized form of a developing agent:
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Hosoya, Kiyoshi Morimoto, Tadashi Inaba
  • Patent number: 6787296
    Abstract: Silver halide emulsions are disclosed comprising tabular silver halide grains containing dislocation lines in the peripheral region of the major faces; the tabular grains comprising a high iodide phase which is internal to and along the dislocation lines and an internal region which is surrounded by the high iodide phase and comprised of substantially homogeneous silver halide phase and having an average iodide content of not more than 1 mol %. Silver halide photographic materials by the use of the emulsion are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Rieko Ren, Tomoyuki Nakayama
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040157175
    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,
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Matsumoto, Shinichi Nakahira, Hidekazu Sakai
  • Publication number: 20040152026
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photosensitive silver halide photographic emulsion comprising a silver iodide content of 41 mol % or more and 100 mol % or less and including a silver halide to which reduction sensitization is applied in the course of particle formation, and silver halide photographic emulsion comprising 41 mol % to 100 mol % of silver iodide and subjected to at least one of chalcogen sensitization and gold sensitization to the insides of particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Mifune
  • Publication number: 20040126720
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material wherein at least one of light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers includes a silver halide emulsion having a silver chloride content of at least 95 mol % and a silver iodide content of 0.05 mol % to 0.75 mol % and/or a silver bromide content of 0.05 mol % to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsunaga, Tadashi Inaba, Shinichi Ichikawa
  • 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: 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