Heterocyclic N, O, S, Se, Or Te Compound Containing Patents (Class 430/600)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 7410745
    Abstract: The invention provides a photothermographic material including: a support and an image-forming layer including a non-photosensitive silver salt, a photosensitive silver halide, a binder, and a reduction agent disposed on the support, wherein a silver iodide content in the photosensitive silver halide is in a range from 40 mol % to 100 mol %; and an average sphere-equivalent diameter of the photosensitive silver halide is in a range from 0.3 ?m to 5.0 ?m. The photothermographic material may further include a silver iodide complex forming agent as a compound which substantially reduces visible light absorption caused by the photosensitive silver halide after thermal development. At least 50%, in terms of a projected area, of the photosensitive silver halide may be occupied by tabular silver halide grains having an aspect ratio of from 2 to 50 and being deposited with a silver salt in an epitaxial growth manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ohzeki, Eiichi Okutsu
  • 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: 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: 7335466
    Abstract: A silver salt photothermographic dry imaging material including non-photosensitive aliphatic carboxylic acid silver salts; a photosensitive emulsion containing photosensitive silver halide grains; a silver ion reducing agent; a binder; and a cyan coloring leuco dye. A percentage of the photosensitive silver halide grains having a mean particle size of 0.01 or more ?m and 0.04 ?m or less is 5% or more by mass and 50% or less by mass of total photosensitive silver halide grains by conversion into a silver amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Narito Goto
  • Patent number: 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: 7267935
    Abstract: Incorporating a crown ether-alkali metal complex cation of an enolate anion of an aldehyde having at least one electron withdrawing group in the alpha (?) position, provides thermally developable materials with imaging properties that have little change with changes in humidity. Both photothermographic and thermographic materials are provided, and particularly photothermographic materials having lower silver coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, Kumars Sakizadeh
  • Patent number: 7258969
    Abstract: A silver halide emulsion which exhibits high sensitivity, high contrast, little sensitivity variation with humidity conditions at the time of exposure, and excellent reciprocity law properties at high illumination intensities. Also, a method of preparing the emulsion in a stable manner, and a silver halide color photographic photosensitive material and an image forming method that use the emulsion. The emulsion includes a mesoionic compound having a thiolate structure or a protonated thiolate structure, and the emulsion is sensitized by an Au (III) compound. The emulsion preferably contains an oxidatively dimerized form of a mesoionic compound having a thiolate structure, and a silver chloride content of at least 90 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotomo Sasaki, Hideki Maeta, Naoto Ohshima
  • Patent number: 7229749
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic emulsion, wherein 70% or more of the total projected area of silver halide grains is occupied by silver halide grains satisfying the following requirements (a) to (d). (a) It is composed of a tabular silver halide host grain with an aspect ratio of 12 or more having two mutually parallel principal planes and a silver halide protrusion portion bonded by epitaxial junction on the surface of the host grain. (b) The silver bromide content rates of the host grain and the protrusion portion both are 70 mol % or more. (c) When the average silver iodide content rate of all grains is I mol %, the average silver iodide content rate of the region of 8%, based on the silver amount of the host grain, of the outer shell of the host grain is (I+12) mol % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Miyamoto
  • 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: 7189502
    Abstract: A radiographic material containing tabular silver halide grains also includes an amido compound as an antifoggant precursor that can slowly release an antifoggant over time. These compounds are present in reactive association with the silver halide in tabular silver halide emulsion layers, and are present in an amount of at least 0.5 mmol/mol of silver. The radiographic materials are protected from fog during storage particularly in high temperature environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Dickerson, George J. Burgmaier, Steven P. Szatynski, Stephen A. Hershey
  • 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: 7179586
    Abstract: A high-sensitivity silver halide photographic light-sensitive material is provided, which is a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material, in which a dye chromophore is adsorbed in multiple layers on the surface of a silver halide grain and at least one of the dye chromophore-containing compounds satisfies: a specific condition relating to the aggregation property, hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity or J-aggregation property; or a specific structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Hioki, Katsumi Kobayashi, Ryo Suzuki, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takeshi Suzumoto
  • Patent number: 7175977
    Abstract: A black and white monosheet thermographic recording material comprising a support and a thermosensitive element, the thermosensitive element containing a substantially light-insensitive organic silver salt, an organic reducing agent therefor in thermal working relationship therewith, a binder and at least one five-membered heterocyclic ring compound selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted, optionally annelated 1-thia-2,3-diazole compounds; optionally substituted, optionally annelated 1-thia-2,5-diazole compounds; optionally substituted 1-thia-2,4-diazole compounds; optionally substituted 1-thia-3,4-diazole compounds; optionally substituted thiatriazole compounds; optionally substituted, optionally annelated 1-seleno-2,3-diazole compounds; optionally substituted, optionally annelated 1-seleno-2,5-diazole compounds; optionally substituted 1-seleno-2,4-diazole compounds; optionally substituted 1-seleno-3,4-diazole compounds; and optionally substituted selenotriazole compounds, with the provi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Ingrid Geuens, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 7169544
    Abstract: Black-and-white, dry processable thermally developable materials have increased stability after imaging with the incorporation of at least 0.0001 mol/m2 of a thermal solvent having one or more >N—C(?O)— groups. Such thermally developable materials include both thermographic and photothermographic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kui Chen-Ho, William D. Ramsden, Chaofeng Zou, Doreen C. Lynch, James B. Philip, Jr., Karissa L. Eckert, George J. Burgmaier
  • Patent number: 7166421
    Abstract: Black-and-white, aqueous-based, silver halide-containing photothermographic materials have increased stability both prior to use and after imaging with the incorporation of at least 0.005 g/m2 of a tetrafluoroborate salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, Kumars Sakizadeh, Leif P. Olson
  • Patent number: 7163785
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material, including a support having thereon a silver halide emulsion layer, the silver halide emulsion layer containing silver halide particles having a silver chloride content of more than or equal to 90 mol %, wherein a compound represented by Formula (S) is contained in the interior and on a surface of the silver halide particles and in a binder of the silver halide emulsion layer, and the silver halide particles have more than two silver halide phases therein having different concentration of the compound represented by Formula (S):
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Kondo, Koichiro Kuroda
  • Patent number: 7163782
    Abstract: A photothermographic imaging material including an organic silver salt, a binder, a reducing agent, coupler and a main developing agent which forms coloring images by reacting with the coupler, those which are on a support wherein the reducing agent comprises a compound represented by the following Formula (1), the coupler is a compound represented by the following Formula (CP1) and sum of maximum density of colorant images at maximum absorption wavelength formed by the coupler and the main developing agent is 0.01 or more and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Narito Goto
  • Patent number: 7157219
    Abstract: Photothermographic materials are designed with increased photospeed by chemical sensitizing the photosensitive silver halide grains with a combination of compounds. A first chemical sensitizer is a specific gold(III)-containing compound and a second chemical sensitizer is a sulfur-containing compound that is a diphenylphosphine sulfide. The molar ratio of the gold(III)-containing compound to the sulfur-containing compound is at least 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, Lilia P. Burleva, Kumars Sakizadeh
  • 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: 7144694
    Abstract: A photothermographic imaging material including a support; an image forming layer containing an organic silver salt, a photosensitive silver halide, a binder and a silver ion reducing agent, the image forming layer being provided on the support; and a cyan coloring leuco dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Narito Goto
  • Patent number: 7144691
    Abstract: A color photographic material which contains on a support at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing at least one yellow coupler, at least one green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing at least one magenta coupler, at least one red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer containing at least one cyan coupler, together with customary non-light-sensitive layers, characterized in that at least one layer contains a compound of formula (I) or (II) wherein the R1-radicals and R2-radicals are preferably methyl; and wherein the compounds of formula (II) are preferably (III) R3 is a radical —CH(CH3)—X—D, wherein X is phenylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Stéphane Biry, Francesco Fuso, Andreas Kramer
  • 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: 7125657
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material including a support having disposed thereon an image-forming layer that contains at least a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a photosensitive silver halide, a reducing agent and a binder, and further including a compound represented by the following formula (I): A-(W)n-P??(I) wherein A represents an atomic group having at least two mercapto groups as the substituent; W represents a divalent linking group; n represents 0 or 1; and P represents a pyrazolidone group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Watanabe, Hiroyuki Mifune
  • Patent number: 7115359
    Abstract: A photothermographic material having a support provided on at least one side of the support light-sensitive silver halide particles, an organic silver salt and a reducing agent, as well as a leuco dye of a specific structure and a compound of a specific structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Usagawa, Takeshi Habu
  • 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: 7105286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silver halide photographic material comprising a paper support having resin layers coated on both sides of a base paper, and in particular, to a silver halide photographic material exhibiting superior glossiness and improved sharpness, long-term stability, fingerprint resistance and pressure resistance. The silver halide photographic material comprising on one side of the paper support having resin coat layers on both sides of a base paper, one or more light-sensitive layers and one or more light-insensitive layers, wherein after the photographic material of an L-size (having a length of 89 mm in a machine direction of the base paper and a length of 127 mm vertical to the machine direction) is processed, the photographic material exhibits an image clarity (C-value) of 20% to 60% which is determined using a 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Takesi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7087366
    Abstract: A photothermographic emulsion is prepared by chemically sensitizing silver halide grains formed by oxidative decomposition of a diphenylphosphine sulfide compound on or around the silver halide grains. This procedure uses a unique sequence of steps and provides increased photographic speed and manufacturing reproducibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lilia P. Burleva, Kumars Sakizadeh, David R. Whitcomb, Sharon M. Simpson
  • Patent number: 7074550
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material comprising a support and, superimposed thereon, at least one blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein (i) the specified speed of the photosensitive material is 350 or higher, (ii) the coating amount of silver in the photosensitive material is 7 g/m2 or less, and (iii) any of the color-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers is composed of two or more silver halide emulsion layers of different photographic speeds, of which the silver halide emulsion layer with the highest photographic speed contains tabular silver halide grains of 8 or greater aspect ratio in a ratio of 70% or more based on the total projected area and regular-crystal silver halide grains of 0.1 to 0.5 ?m equivalent sphere diameter in a ratio of 0.5 to 5% based on the total projected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki Miki
  • Patent number: 7063941
    Abstract: A photothermographic emulsion is prepared by chemically sensitizing silver halide grains by oxidative decomposition of an organic sulfur-containing compound on or around the silver halide grains. This procedure uses a unique sequence of steps and provides increased photographic speed and manufacturing reproducibility. The resulting photothermographic emulsion can be used to prepare photothermographic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lilia P. Burleva, Mark C. Skinner, Kumars Sakizadeh, Sharon M. Simpson
  • Patent number: 7026109
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material, comprising a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic solvent salt, a reducing agent for a silver ion, and a binder on one face of a support, for being applied by using an organic solvent, the photothermographic material further comprising at least one compound selected from the group of compounds consisting of: a compound represented by the following general formula (1), a compound having a ?-lactam ring, a compound having a group that is adsorptive to a silver halide and a group that reduces a silver halide and a precursor thereof:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ohzeki, Hiroyuki Mifune, Tadashi Inaba, Kohzaburoh Yamada, Katsuyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7026104
    Abstract: A heat-developable photosensitive material comprising on a support light-sensitive silver halide, a light-insensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent and a binder, wherein at least 30 mole % of the total light-sensitive silver halide is silver halide of high silver iodide content having an average ?-phase proportion of from 5 to 70 mole %, and a method of forming images on the heat-developable photosensitive material with a semiconductor laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumito Nariyuki
  • Patent number: 7018790
    Abstract: A photothermographic imaging material including a support; an image forming layer containing an organic silver salt, a photosensitive silver halide, a binder and a silver ion reducing agent, the image forming layer being provided on the support; and a cyan coloring leuco dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Narito Goto
  • 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: 6921631
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material, which can provide photographs reduced in unevenness of finished image density with high productivity and at low prices even when it undergoes exposure and photographic processing operations under high-speed transport in the form of sheets, and a method of forming images by use of such a photographic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Deguchi, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Kazuaki Yoshida, Shin Soejima, Yoshiro Ochiai, Shinichi Nakahira
  • Patent number: 6919171
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aqueous dispersions of silver (carboxylate-azine toner) particles wherein the azine content of the particles is from about 0.01 to 10% by weight relative to silver carboxylate. The carboxylates are typically silver salts of long chain fatty acids and the azine toners are the compounds that function as development accelerators and toning agents such as phthalazine. These silver (carboxylate-azine) particles can be used to formulate imaging forming compositions that are useful in aqueous thermographic or photothermographic imaging elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mark Lelental, Peter J. Ghyzel, John W. Boettcher, James L. Wakley, David A. Dickinson, Joe E. Maskasky, Roger L. Klaus, Victor P. Scaccia, Thomas Blanton
  • 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: 6890705
    Abstract: The second silver halide photosensitive material comprises a substrate and at least one photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer formed thereon, the silver halide photosensitive material comprising at least two types of silver halide grains with different projected areas having photosensitivity in the same spectral range; silver halide grains having a larger projected area having a refractive index n1 and an average thickness a, and silver halide grains having a smaller projected area having a refractive index n2 and an average thickness b; and the silver halide grains satisfying the conditions defined by the following equation (1): n2?n1, and a?b×(n2/n1)??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoteru Miyake, Masahiro Asami
  • 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