Silver Salt Of Organic Acid Patents (Class 430/620)
  • Patent number: 7052819
    Abstract: The addition of certain aliphatic and non-aromatic carbocyclic polycarboxylic acids provides an improvement in natural age keeping properties of organic-solvent based photothermographic materials. This improvement is particularly useful in organic-based photothermographic materials containing phosphors in the photothermographic emulsion layer. Phosphor-containing materials can be particularly useful for direct radiographic imaging using X-radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Sharon Mary Simpson
  • Patent number: 7040929
    Abstract: A substantially light-insensitive monosheet thermographic recording material comprising a support and on one side of said support a thermosensitive element, wherein said thermographic recording material contains at least one compound represented by formula (I): wherein M is hydrogen, an alkali atom or an ammonium group; R1 is an alkyl, alkenyl-, alkynyl-, thioalkyl-, thioalkenyl- or thioalkynyl-group in which the alkyl-, alkenyl- or alkynyl-group has 6 to 25 carbon atoms; X is —O—, —S— or —N(R2)—; and R2 is hydrogen, a —(CH2)mSO3M group or a group; and m is an integer between 1 and 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Geert Defieuw, Johan Loccufier, Luc Van Steen, Etienne Van Thillo
  • Patent number: 7033743
    Abstract: A substantially light-insensitive black and white monosheet thermographic recording material has a support and on one side of the support comprises a thermosensitive element, a barrier layer and an outermost protective layer, the thermosensitive element being exclusive of a high contrast agent and containing at least one substantially light-insensitive silver salt of a carboxylic acid, at least one reducing agent therefor in thermal working relationship therewith, at least one toning agent and at least one binder, wherein the at least one reducing agent is an ortho-dihydroxy-benzene derivative and the barrier layer comprises a copolymer comprising vinyl chloride units and vinyl acetate and/or vinyl alcohol units, a copolymer comprising styrene units and acrylonitrile units, a copolymer comprising cationic units and/or a copolymer comprising styrene units and maleic acid units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Agfa Gevaert
    Inventors: Ingrid Geuens, Frank Loewet, Peter Michiels
  • Patent number: 7022471
    Abstract: An organic silver salt dispersion containing: light-insensitive organic silver salt grains; photosensitive silver halide grains; a solvent; and a binder for dispersion, wherein the organic silver salt is prepared by using: (i) an alkaline metal salt of an organic acid other than a sodium salt; and (ii) a water soluble silver compound, and the binder is a polyvinyl acetal resin having a polymerization degree of 250 to 1000 and prepared by acetal forming reaction of a polyvinylalcohol with an aldehyde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Ohnuma
  • Patent number: 7022470
    Abstract: A photothermographic imaging material having high sensitivity and superior temporal storage stability. The photothermographic imaging material includes silver halide on at least one side of a support, and includes at least one kind of the compounds represented by the following general formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Fukusaka, Kazuaki Nakamura, Ryouhei Iwamoto, Norio Miura, Nobuaki Kagawa, Soc Man Ho Kimura
  • 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: 7018770
    Abstract: A reflective radiographic material is useful to provide images that can be viewed without a light box. This reflective radiographic material has a reflective support and a silver halide emulsion on one side of the support only. The material can be used with a single green- or blue-light emitting fluorescent intensifying screen as part of an imaging assembly. The reflective support enables the image in the radiographic material to be viewed without a light box and the speed of the material enables the use of low power X-radiation generating equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventors: Robert E. Dickerson, Kenneth A. Duke, Phillip C. Bunch, Alan S. Fitterman
  • Patent number: 7014989
    Abstract: Black-and-white, aqueous-based, silver halide-containing photothermographic materials have increased stability after imaging with the incorporation of at least 0.00005 mol/m2 of a 4-substituted urazole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, Kumars Sakizadeh
  • Patent number: 7014977
    Abstract: A reflective radiographic material (at least 200 system speed) is useful especially to provide images that can be viewed without a light box. This reflective radiographic material has a reflective support, a silver halide emulsion on one side of the support only, and a photographic speed of at least 200. The reflective material also includes an incorporated black-and-white developing agent and a co-developing agent, and can be used with a single fluorescent intensifying screen as part of an imaging assembly. The reflective support enables viewing the resulting image without a light box and the high speed of the material enables the use of low power X-radiation generating equipment. The incorporated black-and-white developing agent and co-developing agent allow the radiographic material to be quickly processed after exposure using simplified processing chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Dickerson, Kenneth A. Duke, Alan S. Fitterman
  • Patent number: 7005251
    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: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Narito Goto
  • Patent number: 6991894
    Abstract: Thermographic and photothermographic materials comprise a barrier layer to provide physical protection and to prevent migration of diffusible imaging components and by-products resulting from high temperature imaging and/or development. The barrier layer comprises a scavenger that is a metal hydroxide or ester. This barrier layer is capable of retarding diffusion of mobile chemicals such as organic carboxylic acids, developers, and toners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kumars Sakizadeh, Karissa L. Eckert, Gary E. LaBelle, David R. Whitcomb
  • Patent number: 6964842
    Abstract: Aqueous-based photothermographic materials comprise a hydrophilic binder, preformed silver halides, an organic silver salt, a reducing agent composition, and one or more benzothiazolium, benzoselenazolium, or benzotellurazolium salts as antifoggants. These photothermographic materials can be used in combination with phosphor intensifying screens for radiographic imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Chaofeng Zou, Roger L. Klaus
  • Patent number: 6962773
    Abstract: A black and white thermographic recording material comprising a thermosensitive element and a support, the thermosensitive element containing at least one substantially light-insensitive organic silver salt, a binder and optionally photosensitive silver halide, characterized in that the thermosensitive element further contains deliberately added metal nano-particles in a molar ratio with respect to the total molar concentration of the at least one substantially light-insensitive organic silver salt in the range of 0.05:1 to 10?6:1; and the use for the purpose of increasing the ratio of Dmax to the quantity of said substantially light-insensitive organic silver salts per unit area of the above-mentioned thermographic recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Agfa Gevaert
    Inventors: Ingrid Geuens, Luc Verberckt, Ivan Hoogmartens, Frank De Voeght, Iris Vanwelkenhuysen
  • Patent number: 6942960
    Abstract: Aqueous-based thermally sensitive emulsions and photothermographic imaging materials include photosensitive silver halide grains that comprise at least 15 mol % iodide based on total silver in the grains and are doped with bismuth (+3). These materials have increased photographic speed especially in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joe E. Maskasky, David A. Dickinson, Victor P. Scaccia, Richard L. Gaines
  • Patent number: 6939667
    Abstract: A photo sensitive emulsion disclosed, comprising an organic silver salt, a photosensitive silver halide and a dispersing medium, wherein the organic silver salt is comprised of at least a first organic silver salt grains and a second organic silver salt grains which are different in average grain size from each other. A photothermographic material containing is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuo Taima
  • Patent number: 6924089
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel heat-developable photosensitive material which hardly exerts an influence on the image color tone and exhibits high sensitivity. Disclosed is a heat-developable photosensitive material comprises, on the same surface of a substrate, at least (a) photosensitive silver halide, (b) a reducible silver salt, (c) a compound represented by the general formula (5), (d) a binder, (e) a compound represented by the general formula (6) or (7), and (f) a compound represented by the general formula (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyohisa Oya, Hirokazu Kyota, Kouta Fukui
  • 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: 6908731
    Abstract: A substantially light-insensitive 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 stabilizer selected from the group consisting of 1-phenyl-5-mercaptotetrazole compounds in which the phenyl group is substituted with a substituent containing an optionally substituted aryl group; and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Ingrid Geuens, Carlo Uyttendaele, Ivan Hoogmartens, Johan Loccufier
  • 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: 6844145
    Abstract: High-speed black-and-white photothermographic materials can be imaged in any suitable fashion using ultraviolet, visible, infrared, or X-radiation. They can have one or more thermally developable imaging layers on either or both sides of the support and can be imaged with or without a phosphor intensifying screen in an imaging assembly. The photothermographic emulsions and materials have a net Dmin less than 0.25, and require less than 1 erg/cm2 to achieve a density of 1.00 above net Dmin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Chaofeng Zou, Doreen C. Lynch
  • Patent number: 6821721
    Abstract: A photothermographic material comprising: a substrate; and a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent and a binder, in a same region defined by the substrate, wherein the photothermographic material further comprises a fluorine compound which comprises at least one fluoroalkyl group having 2 or more of carbon atoms and not more than 13 of fluorine atoms and at least one of anionic and nonionic hydrophilic groups, and 40 to 98% by mol of the non-photosensitive organic silver salts are silver behenate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 6811964
    Abstract: A coating liquid for photothermographic materials excellent in photographing performance with high sensitivity and reduced fogging and having satisfactory surface conditions is produced. A silver halide particle feeding solution is added and mixed in a mother liquid of coating liquid during a time period between the instant 30 minutes before a substrate is coated with the produced coating liquid by a coating head and the instant just before the coating is started, and in addition, an in-plant mixer is configured such that a mixing container has an inner surface of a spherical shape, an oblate-spherical shape or a prolate-spherical shape so that a mixing blade forms a mixing area in proximity to any part of the inner surface of the mixing container when a rotation axis supporting the mixing blade is driven in a reciprocal manner, whereby the mixing performance of the in-plant mixer is significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Sano
  • Patent number: 6803177
    Abstract: Novel silver compounds can include a primary core of a photosensitive silver halide and a shell covering the primary core. This shell includes one or more non-photosensitive silver salts, each silver salt including an organic silver coordinating ligand. Other novel silver compounds are homogeneous silver salts of organic silver coordinating ligands throughout (non-core-shell). Still other silver compounds can include a primary core of a non-photosensitive metal salt and a shell covering the primary core. This shell includes one or more non-photosensitive silver salts, each silver salt including an organic silver coordinating ligand. These types of silver compounds can be used as sources of reducible silver ions in thermally developable imaging materials including thermographic and photothermographic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Boris B. Bokhonov, Lilia P. Burleva, David R. Whitcomb, Nepal C. Howlader, Louis M. Leichter
  • Publication number: 20040185395
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for preparing grains of silver salt of an organic acid by reacting a solution containing silver ions and a solution containing an alkali metal salt of an organic acid, in which the reaction is performed in sealed mixing means and which comprises steps of supplying the solution containing silver ions into a reaction field solution before introduced into the sealed mixing means, and supplying the solution containing an alkali metal salt of an organic acid into the reaction field solution or sealed mixing means to which the solution containing silver ions has been supplied, etc. According to the present invention, high quality grains of silver salt of an organic acid can be efficiently produced at low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Kawanishi, Takashi Ando, Yoichi Nagai
  • Publication number: 20040185394
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for preparing grains of silver salt of an organic acid by reacting a solution containing silver ions and a solution containing an alkali metal salt of an organic acid, in which the reaction is performed in sealed mixing means and which comprises steps of supplying the solution containing silver ions into a reaction field solution before introduced into the sealed mixing means, and supplying the solution containing an alkali metal salt of an organic acid into the reaction field solution or sealed mixing means to which the solution containing silver ions has been supplied, etc. According to the present invention, high quality grains of silver salt of an organic acid can be efficiently produced at low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Kawanishi, Takashi Ando, Yoichi Nagai
  • Patent number: 6794123
    Abstract: A preparation process for a first aqueous dispersion comprising an ex-situ photosensitive silver halide and a substantially light-insensitive silver salt of an organic carboxylic acid, comprising the steps of: separately preparing a second aqueous dispersion comprising the ex-situ photosensitive silver halide and a third aqueous dispersion comprising the substantially light-insensitive silver salt of an organic carboxylic acid; and mixing the second aqueous dispersion with the third aqueous dispersion to produce a mixture thereof, characterized in that the first aqueous dispersion thereby produced is substantially free of a water-soluble metal or ammonium salt of an aliphatic carboxylic acid with greater than 12 carbon atoms and the process further comprises a step selected from the group consisting of: increasing the pH of the second aqueous dispersion to a value of at least 8.0 prior to mixing with the third aqueous dispersion; increasing the pH of the third aqueous dispersion to a value of at least 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert
    Inventors: Herman Uytterhoeven, Luc Vissers
  • Publication number: 20040180301
    Abstract: A photothermographic material containing a photosensitive silver halide, a reducing agent, a binder having a glass-transition temperature of 70 to 110° C., and a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, wherein (i) the reducing agent is a compound represented by the following general formula (R), (ii) the photothermographic material comprises a development accelerator, or (iii) the non-photosensitive organic silver salt contains 50% by mole or more of silver behenate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Hajime Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 6783925
    Abstract: A thermally processed image forming material containing elsewhere on a support a reducing agent, a binder and non-photosensitive fatty silver salt grains was disclosed, in which (1) the non-photosensitive fatty acid silver salt grains are prepared by mixing and reacting a silver ion-containing solution, the solvent of which being water or a mixture of water and an organic solvent, with a solution of a fatty acid alkali metal salt, the solvent of which being water, an organic solvent, or a mixture of water and an organic solvent, in a closed mixing means, or (2) the non-photosensitive fatty acid silver salt grains are prepared by micro-dispersing the reaction mixture at an operating pressure of 1,800 kg/cm2 or above using a ultrahigh pressure dispersion apparatus. Such thermally processed image forming material is excellent in the coated surface quality, and can afford an image which is low in fog and high in Dmax (maximum density).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., LTD
    Inventor: Shoji Yasuda
  • Patent number: 6780578
    Abstract: The thermally developable photosensitive material of the present invention has a support and including on at least one surface of the support a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent for thermal development, a binder and a compound represented by the following general formula (1): wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a heterocyclic group; X represents a chalcogen atom; and Y represents an amino group, an N-alkylamino group, an N,N-dialkylamino group, an anilino group, a hydroxyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, an acylamino group or a sulfonamide group, and wherein when Y represents an alkoxy group, an alkylamino group, a dialkylamino group, an acylamino group or a sulfonamide group, Y and R1 may be bonded to each other to form a 5- to 7-membered ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yoshioka, Keiichi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20040157177
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    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
  • Publication number: 20040152027
    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 toning agent, wherein the at least one toning agent is represented by formula (I): 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Ingrid Geuens, Johan Loccufier, Vera Drieghe
  • Publication number: 20040137388
    Abstract: A substantially light-insensitive black and white monosheet thermographic recording material comprising a support and a thermosensitive element, said 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 2-mercapto-benzothiazole compound represented by formula (I): 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Ingrid Geuens, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20040137382
    Abstract: Thermally developable compositions such thermographic and photothermographic emulsions include certain triazine-thione compounds. These emulsions can be used in thermally developable materials such as thermographic and photothermographic materials to provide increased image density and shortened development time, and to allow development at lower temperatures. Such materials can have imaging layers on one or both sides of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Doreen C. Lynch, Stacy M. Ulrich, Paul G. Skoug
  • Publication number: 20040137387
    Abstract: A substantially light-insensitive 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 stabilizer selected from the group consisting of 1-(5-mercapto-1-tetrazolyl)-acetyl compounds represented by formula (I): 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Ingrid Geuens, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 6762013
    Abstract: Nonpolymeric fluorochemicals defined as by the following Structure I are useful in thermally developable materials. The fluorochemicals are defined as follows: Rf—R—N(R1)(R2)(R3)+X−  (I) wherein Rf is a straight or branched chain perfluoroalkyl group having 4 to 18 carbon atoms, R is a divalent linking group comprising at least 4 carbon atoms and a sulfide group in the chain, R1, R2, R3 are independently hydrogen or alkyl groups or any two of R1, R2, and R3 taken together can represent the carbon and nitrogen atoms necessary to provide a 5- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring with the cationic nitrogen atom, and X− is a monovalent anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kumars Sakizadeh, Gary E. LaBelle, Aparna V. Bhave
  • Publication number: 20040126718
    Abstract: Antistatic compositions include a fluorochemical that is a reaction product of RfCH2CH2—SO3H with an amine wherein Rf comprises 4 or more fully fluorinated carbon atoms. These antistatic compositions can be formulated in organic solvent-based conductive coating compositions, with or without hydrophobic binders, that can be used to form conductive layers in thermally developable materials including thermographic and photothermographic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Kumars Sakizadeh, Gary E. LaBelle, Michael W. Orem, Aparna V. Bhave
  • Publication number: 20040121273
    Abstract: The invention provides a photothermographic material including, on a same surface of a substrate, a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, a development accelerator and a binder, the material containing, as the binder, a polymer formed by copolymerizing a monomer represented by the following general formula (M) in an amount from 10 to 70 mass %:
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Hajime Nakagawa, Yoshihisa Tsukada
  • Patent number: 6746831
    Abstract: Thermographic and photothermographic materials comprise a barrier layer to provide physical protection and to prevent migration of diffusible imaging components and by-products resulting from high temperature imaging and/or development The barrier layer comprises 15 to 100 weight % of a film-forming cellulose ether polymer. This barrier layer is capable of retarding diffusion of mobile chemicals such as fatty carboxylic acids, developers, and toners. This barrier layer can also include other film-forming polymers to provide a clear and scratch-resistant surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Bryan V. Hunt
  • Patent number: 6746830
    Abstract: A silver halide photosensitive material having a substrate, a heat-responsive-discolorable coloring layer and a photosensitive layer coated thereon and having a silver halide, dye-providing compound and a binder, the heat-responsive-discolorable coloring layer containing a heat-responsive-discolorable coloring composition, which is colored at a temperature lower than its discoloration initiation temperature (T) of 60 to 200° C.; which is substantially discolored at a temperature equal to or higher than T; and which does not recover its color once discolored, even when its temperature is lowered to a temperature lower than T again, and the heat-responsive-discolorable coloring composition containing a polymer having a glass transition temperature of 60 to 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Arakawa, Takahiro Ishizuka
  • Publication number: 20040101794
    Abstract: A photothermographic imaging material having a support; a photosensitive layer containing photosensitive silver halide particles on one face of the support; and a non-photosensitive layer provided on a side of the support where the photosensitive layer is provided. At least one of the photosensitive layer and the non-photosensitive layer contains an organic silver salt, a reducing agent, a compound represented by the Formula (1) and a compound represented by the Formula (2a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Usagawa, Narito Goto, Takeshi Habu
  • Publication number: 20040096784
    Abstract: Aqueous-based thermally developable emulsions and photothermographic imaging materials include photosensitive silver halide core-shell grains that comprise at least 20 mol % iodide based on total silver, an amount of iodide in the core of the grains that can be up to the iodide saturation limit in silver iodobromide, and an amount of iodide in the shell of the grains that is at least 2 mol % less than the amount of iodide present in the core, and further provided that the total amount of silver in the shell is from about 10 to about 80 mol % of total silver in the grains. These materials provide desired Dmax and reduced image “print out”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joe E. Maskasky, Victor P. Scaccia, David A. Dickinson
  • Publication number: 20040096788
    Abstract: A substantially light-insensitive 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 stabilizer selected from the group consisting of 1-phenyl-5-mercaptotetrazole compounds in which the phenyl group is substituted with a substituent containing an optionally substituted aryl group; and 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Ingrid Geuens, Carlo Uyttendaele, Ivan Hoogmartens, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20040096785
    Abstract: A photothermographic material containing, on a substrate, at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent and a binder in which the total silver iodide content of the photosensitive silver halide is 40 mol % or more and 100 mol % or less, and the coating amount of the photosensitive silver halide, in terms of an amount of silver, is 0.0005 g/m2 or more and 0.4 g/m2 or less, as well as an image forming method for the photothermographic material which comprises exposing the photothermographic material by using a semiconductor laser having an emission peak intensity at a wavelength of from 350 nm to 450 nm as a light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: Fumito Nariyuki
  • Publication number: 20040096758
    Abstract: This invention relates to a photothermographic element comprising a support, at least one photothermographic imaging layer, and at least one filter layer, wherein the filer layer comprises a heat-bleachable composition comprising a benzothiazine arylidiene filter dye, which filter dye is in the presence of an effective amount of a base precursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Ramanuj Goswami, Margaret J. Helber, Teresa J. Hosmer, David H. Levy
  • Patent number: 6737231
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for preparing grains of silver salt of an organic acid by reacting a solution containing silver ions and a solution containing an alkali metal salt of an organic acid, in which the reaction is performed in sealed mixing means and which comprises steps of supplying the solution containing silver ions into a reaction field solution before introduced into the sealed mixing means, and supplying the solution containing an alkali metal salt of an organic acid into the reaction field solution or sealed mixing means to which the solution containing silver ions has been supplied, etc. According to the present invention, high quality grains of silver salt of an organic acid can be efficiently produced at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Kawanishi, Takashi Ando, Yoichi Nagai
  • Patent number: 6737227
    Abstract: Thermally developable compositions such thermographic and photothermographic emulsions include certain heterocyclic disulfide compounds and ascorbic acid or reductone reducing agents. These compositions can be used in thermally developable materials such as thermographic and photothermographic materials to provide increased image density and shortened development time, and to allow development at lower temperatures. Such materials can have imaging layers on one or both sides of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Doreen C. Lynch, Stacy M. Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20040081925
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photothermographic material, having at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent and a binder on at least one surface of a support. The photosensitive silver halide contains at least two kinds of photosensitive silver halides having respective sensitivities different from each other for a light with the same exposure wavelength and a silver iodide content of the photosensitive silver halide is 5% by mole or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Yutaka Oka, Tomoyuki Ohzeki
  • Publication number: 20040067454
    Abstract: Nonpolymeric fluorochemicals defined as by the following Structure I are useful in thermally developable materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kumars Sakizadeh, Gary E. LaBelle, Aparna V. Bhave
  • Publication number: 20040063050
    Abstract: A silver salt photothermographic material is disclosed, comprising light-insensitive organic silver salt grains and light-sensitive silver halide grains, a reducing agent for silver ions and a binder, wherein the reducing agent is a compound represented by the following formula (1) and the light-sensitive layer further comprises a hindered phenol represented by the following formula (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Applicant: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Nakamura, Ryohei Iwamoto, Norio Miura, Kiyoshi Fukusaka
  • Publication number: 20040053173
    Abstract: Aqueous-based thermally sensitive emulsions and photothermographic imaging materials include photosensitive silver halide grains that are predominantly homogeneous and comprise at least 20 mol % iodide based on total silver in the grains. These materials provide desired Dmax and reduced image “print out”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joe E. Maskasky, Victor P. Scaccia