Anti-ultraviolet Fading Patents (Class 430/931)
  • 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: 7101659
    Abstract: A photographic element is described comprising a support bearing at least one blue light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and an ultraviolet filter layer above the light sensitive layer, wherein the ultraviolet filter layer comprises an ultraviolet absorbing dibenzoylmethane compound of formula (I) where R1 through R5 are each independently hydrogen, halogen, nitro, or hydroyxl, or further substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, alkoxy, acyloxy, ester, carboxyl, alkyl thio, aryl thio, alkyl amine, aryl amine, alkyl nitrile, aryl nitrile, arylsulfonyl, or 5–6 member heterocycle ring groups. The present invention describes photographic elements that include materials that deliver a preferred UV absorption spectrum that provides adequate spark protection, and minimizes UV radiation incident on the element during camera exposure so that accurate color rendition can be achieved, while maximizing photographic speed in the blue record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul L. Zengerle, Kurt M. Schroeder, Rebecca A. Ott, Efrain O. Morales
  • Patent number: 7090969
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises a silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a dye forming coupler and a compound of the following Formula I1: wherein L is a linking moiety; X is a heteroatom group selected from O, S, or NR? where R? is H or a substituent; w is 0 or 1; R is hydrogen or a substituent group; n is an integer from 0 to 5; and ST represents a stabilizer selected from the group consisting of: A. a thiomorpholine dioxide; B. a dialkoxy aromatic group linked through a phenolic oxygen; C. a dialkoxy aromatic group linked through the aromatic ring; D. a sulfonamido group; E. a hydroxyphenyl benzotriazole group; and F. a phenolic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Albert J. Mura, Shari L. Eiff, Gary M. Russo
  • Patent number: 7026107
    Abstract: A silver halide color photosensitive material composing respectively at least one red-, green-, and blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, the color photosensitive material containing a magenta dye which is fixed in the specific layer and is not colored by a coupling reaction with developing agent oxidation products, and/or containing a cyan dye which is fixed in the specific layer and is not colored by a coupling reaction with developing agent oxidation products, and containing an ultraviolet absorptive polymer latex represented by the formula (I) which is impregnated with a non high molecular weight ultraviolet absorptive compound. wherein a phenyl ring or a benzo ring may be optionally substituted, either of m or n is 1 and another is 0, and M and K are represented by the following formula (II): wherein R3 is H or an alkyl group, L is a divalent binding group, and p is 0 or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Shirai
  • Patent number: 7018570
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an ultraviolet absorber composition which is formed by melt-mixing a compound (A) represented by formula (I): and a resin stabilizer (B) selected from the group consisting of a phenolic antioxidant (b-1), a phosphorus-containing antioxidant (b-2), a hindered amine stabilizer (b-3), and an ultraviolet absorber (b-4) other than the compound (A), at a mass ratio (A)/(B) of 95/5 to 50/50. The composition has excellent compatibility with synthetic resins and provides a stabilized synthetic resin molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Asahi Denka Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Tohru Haruna, Shinichi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 6900006
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photographic element comprising at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith in the same dispersion a certain de-aggregating compound at least one heterocyclic cyan dye-forming coupler of a specified formula and an aromatic stabilizer of a particular formula. The combination provides improved image stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Danuta Gibson, David Clarke, Christopher J. Winscom, Michael W. Crawley
  • Patent number: 6841344
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photographic element comprising at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith in the same dispersion a certain de-aggregating hydrogen bond donating and hydrogen bond accepting compound and at least one pyrazole fused ring derivative coupler. The combination provides improved colour reproduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Danuta Gibson, David Clarke, Christopher J. Winscom
  • Patent number: 6756189
    Abstract: Disclosed is a colour photographic element containing one or more cyan dye-forming couplers, a UV absorber and a specific class of stabiliser, and an imaging process used therewith. The element exhibits improved stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Danuta Gibson, Llewellyn J. Leyshon, David Clarke
  • Patent number: 6689533
    Abstract: A dye-fixing element for color diffusion transfer process, having an ultraviolet-absorbing layer that contains an ultraviolet absorber in a coating amount of 0.2 g/m2 or more, over a mordant layer; and containing, as at least one dispersion medium for the ultraviolet absorber, a compound represented by formula (1), in a ratio (mass ratio) of 25 to 200% of the ultraviolet absorber; with the sum of coating amounts of the ultraviolet absorber and total dispersion medium for the ultraviolet absorber being 1.0 g/m2 or less; wherein x and y each represent a molar fraction of each recurring unit, the total of x and y is 1, and y ranges from 0.85 to 0.95.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Irita
  • Patent number: 6653484
    Abstract: Triazine, benzotriazole and benzophenone derivatives which are substituted or bridged with polyoxyalkylene groups, according to claim 1, and their use as UV absorbers, especially in photographic materials, in inks, including inkjet inks and printing inks, in transfer prints, in paints and varnishes, organic polymeric materials, plastics, rubber, glass, packaging materials, in sunscreens of cosmetic preparations and in skin protection compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Vien Van Toan, Andreas Valet, Pascal Hayoz
  • Patent number: 6641988
    Abstract: A photographic element is disclosed, comprising a yellow dye forming coupler, a magenta dye forming coupler and a cyan dye forming coupler, wherein spectral reflection absorption characteristics of a yellow dye, a magenta dye and a cyan dye which are formed of the yellow dye forming coupler, the magenta dye forming coupler and the cyan dye forming coupler, respectively, meet the following requirements: 110≧&lgr;max(M)−&lgr;max(Y)≧95, 80≧&lgr;max(C)−&lgr;max(M)≧70, 0.43≧Abs600(M)≧0.38, and 0.48≧Abs550(C)≧0.35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Hakii
  • Patent number: 6613503
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photographic element comprising a reflection support and an overcoat layer wherein said overcoat layer comprises hydrophilic binder and lubricant, said lubricant has a particle mean diameter of greater than 1 &mgr;m and the volume of particles of lubricant below 1 &mgr;m is less than 5% of said total volume of lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Walter Harold Isaac, James Stephen Honan, Edgar Erick Riecke
  • Patent number: 6558887
    Abstract: A color photographic silver halide material containing in at least one red-sensitive layer a cyan coupler having formula (I) and in a photosensitive or non-photosensitive layer a UV absorber having formula (II) where R1 to R4, R11 to R16, Z, m, n and o have the meanings specified in the description, is characterised by good light and dark stability and low secondary densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Günter Helling, Ralf Weimann
  • Patent number: 6548234
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element comprising at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith at least one cyan dye-forming coupler, UV absorber and (A) a stabilizer of formula (I) wherein R1 is an unsubstituted or substituted alkyl or aryl group or a 5- to 10- membered heterocyclic ring which contains one or more heteroatoms selected from nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur, which ring is unsubstituted or substituted; Z is a hydrogen atom or a substituent group; X is a group selected from —SO2—, —SO—, —COO—,—CO— and —CS—, W is one or more unsubstituted or independently substituted alkylene groups connecting the nitrogen atom to X, and p is 0 or 1; R2 is a substituent group; or the groups represented by Z and R2 can be joined to form a ring which may be substituted; and (B) a high-boiling solvent of formula (II) wherein R3 is an unsubstituted or substituted alkyl or
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Danuta Gibson
  • Patent number: 6472136
    Abstract: A method for forming a dispersion of an oil-soluble photographically useful compound in water or a hydrophilic colloid composition is disclosed, comprising dispersing the compound in the presence of a water-soluble anionic group containing polymeric surfactant, wherein the polymeric surfactant comprises a copolymer obtained from the copolymerization of a maleic anhydride monomer and a copolymerizable ethylenically unsaturated hydrophobic monomer and the anionic groups of the polymeric surfactant comprise primarily carboxy groups obtained upon base hydrolysis of the anhydride groups of the copolymer. The use of hydrolyzed maleic anhydride derived copolymers in place of conventional small-molecule surfactants as a dispersing agent to stabilize photographically active water-insoluble dye couplers or other organic oil-soluble photographically useful compounds enables a dramatic reduction of crystallization of such organic molecules on long-term keeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Julia S. Tan, Kurt M. Schroeder, Delaina A. Amos
  • Patent number: 6312880
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer photographic element comprising a reflective support wherein the color record 1 adjacent to the support comprises at least one light sensitive layer and a non-light sensitive dye-forming interlayer; and wherein color record 2 above said color record 1 comprises at least one light sensitive layer and at least two non-light sensitive dye-forming interlayers and wherein color record 3 above said color record 2 comprises at least one light sensitive layer and a non-light sensitive dye-forming interlayer; and a top overcoat layer comprising gelatin and ultraviolet absorbing material; and wherein each interlayer is substantially scavenger free, and color records 1, 2, and 3 comprise silver halide grains comprising greater than 90% silver chloride, and wherein the reciprocity characteristics of the silver halide grains are such that for a separation exposure of 1 microsecond and 0.4 sec, at least one color record develops to a density of at least 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Roberts, Hwei-Ling Yau, Glenn M. Brown
  • Patent number: 6303281
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic element comprises a support having thereon at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a light-insensitive protective layer, the light-insensitive protective layer comprising an ultraviolet absorbing layer closer to the support and an outermost protective layer, the ultraviolet absorbing layer comprising an ultraviolet aborbing dye, a high boiling organic solvent, and a hydrophilic binder, the outermost protective layer comprising insoluble matte particles having a mean particle size of larger than 0.5 &mgr;m, dispersed polymer particles having a mean size of less than 0.2 &mgr;m, and a glass transition temperature of at least 70° C., and a hydrophilic binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Yongcai Wang, Melvin Michael Kestner, Alfred Bruce Fant, Dennis Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 6291586
    Abstract: An ultraviolet light absorbing material that resists blooming and migration is made up of a polyurethane or polyurea polymer and an amide functional ultraviolet light absorbing compound, wherein the polymer and the amide functional ultraviolet light absorbing compound are hydrogen bonded to one another. Polymeric films that contain a polymeric matrix and the ultraviolet light absorbing material are useful as the top layer in multilayer constructions such as retroreflective sheetings and conformable marking sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James E. Lasch, David B. Olson, David M. Burns
  • Patent number: 6166218
    Abstract: Benzotriazole UV absorbers which are substituted at the 5-position of the benzo ring by an electron withdrawing group exhibit enhanced durability and very low loss rates when incorporated into automotive coatings. This is particularly the case when the 3-position of the phenyl ring is also substituted by phenyl or phenylalkyl such as .alpha.-cumyl. Compounds where the 5-position of the benzo ring are substituted by perfluoroalkyl such as trifluoromethyl are particularly of interest for both their enhanced durability and for their excellent solubility and excellent color properties in some thermoplastic compositions when the phenyl ring is substituted at the 3-position by hydrogen or tert-alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Ramanathan Ravichandran, Joseph Suhadolnik, Mervin G. Wood, Anthony Debellis, Robert E. Detlefsen, Revathi Iyengar, Jean-Pierre Wolf
  • Patent number: 6150440
    Abstract: An ultraviolet light absorbing material that resists blooming and migration is made up of a carboxyl functional polymer and an amide functional ultraviolet light absorbing compound, wherein the carboxyl functional polymer and the amide functional ultraviolet light absorbing compound are hydrogen bonded to one another. Polymeric films that contain a polyolefin and the ultraviolet light absorbing material are useful as the top layer in multilayer constructions such as retroreflective sheetings and conformable marking sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David B. Olson, David M. Burns
  • Patent number: 6136519
    Abstract: There is disclosed a silver halide color photographic material and a method for forming a color photographic image by processing said color photographic material with a color developer substantially free from sulfite. Said color photographic material comprises the uppermost non-photosensitive colloid layer of photographic constitutional layers containing a dispersion obtained by emulsifying and dispersing a solution containing at least one ultraviolet-absorbing agent represented by the following formula (I) or (II) and at least one water-insoluble polymer compound, and a gelatin having an isoelectric point of 6.0 or over: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and R.sub.3 each represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a nitro group, a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryl group, an aryloxy group, or an acylamino group; R.sub.4 and R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazunori Hasebe
  • Patent number: 5998116
    Abstract: The invention relates to a color-photographic recording material comprising, on a support, a blue-sensitive, a green-sensitive and/or a red-sensitive silver-halide emulsion layer, a protection layer above the sensitive layers, and, if desired, separation layers between the sensitive layers, where at least one of said layers includes a UV absorber of the formula ##STR1## The stabilizers of the formula (1) or (1a) have good inherent stability and high light absorption; the photographic recording material described has excellent stability of the magenta, cyan and yellow layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Pascal Hayoz, Christophe Bulliard, David George Leppard
  • Patent number: 5994431
    Abstract: An ultraviolet light absorbing material that resists blooming and migration is made up of a carboxyl functional polymer and an amide functional ultraviolet light absorbing compound, wherein the carboxyl functional polymer and the amide functional ultraviolet light absorbing compound are hydrogen bonded to one another. Polymeric films that contain a polyolefin and the ultraviolet light absorbing material are useful as the top layer in multilayer constructions such as retroreflective sheetings and conformable marking sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David B. Olson, David M. Burns
  • Patent number: 5948605
    Abstract: The present invention provides UV absorbing particles which are a polymerization reaction product of ethylenically unsaturated monomers selected from esters and amides of acrylic on methacrylic acid, vinyl esters, vinyl ethers, and vinyl nitrites; an initiator, a surfactant and an ultraviolet absorber having the general formula: ##STR1## wherein R is each independently a hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, acyloxy, alkylthio, arylthio, amine, alkylamino, arylamino, hydroxyl, cyano, nitro, acylamino, sulfonyl, sulfamido, acyloxy and oxycarbonyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Yongcai Wang, Dennis Edward Smith, James Lee Bello, Kurt Michael Schroeder
  • Patent number: 5914223
    Abstract: The present invention is a silver halide photographic element which includes a support, at least one light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer; and at least one light-insensitive protective layer. The light insenstive protective layer includes a hydrophilic binder, a colloidal silver particle and an ultraviolet ray absorbing polymer particle having a mean size of greater than 0.01 .mu.m. The ultraviolet ray absorbing polymer particle contains an ultraviolet ray absorber and a polymer derived from monomer A and less than 10 weight percent of monomer B, wherein monomer A represents ethylenically unsaturated monomers which form substantially water insoluble homopolymers, and monomer B represents ethylenically unsaturated monomers capable of forming water soluble homopolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Yongcai Wang, Alfred B. Fant, Gary W. Visconte, Kurt M. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 5858633
    Abstract: Photographic elements containing 3-tertiary alkyl group substituted 2-hydroxyphenylbenzotriazole UV absorbing polymers. In particular, a photographic element having at least one layer containing a light sensitive silver halide emulsion and at least one layer which is not light sensitive, the element having in at least one of the layers an ultraviolet absorbing polymer which includes units formed from monomers of the structure of formula (I): ##STR1## wherein: n is an integer of 1 to 6;p and m are, independently, 0 or 1;tert-Alk is a 4 to 10 carbon atom tertiary alkyl group;G is --CO--, --C(O)--, --C(O)NH--, or --SO.sub.2 --;R.sub.2 and R.sub.3 are, independently, H, halogen, alkyl group or alkoxy group, and if n is more than 1 all of the R.sub.2 may be the same or different and all of the R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Tienteh Chen, Hwei-Ling Yau
  • Patent number: 5856078
    Abstract: The present invention is a silver halide photographic element which includes a support, at least one light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, and an antihalation undercoat layer interposed between the at least one light sensitive silver halide layer and the support. The antihalation undercoat layer includes a hydrophilic binder and an ultraviolet ray absorbing polymer particle having a mean size of greater than 0.01 .mu.m. The ultraviolet ray absorbing polymer particle includes an ultraviolet ray absorber and a polymer derived from monomer A and less than 10 weight % of monomer B, wherein monomer A represents ethylenically unsaturated monomers which form substantially water insoluble homopolymers, and monomer B represents ethylenically unsaturated monomers capable of forming water soluble homopolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Yongcai Wang, Alfred B. Fant, Gary W. Visconte
  • Patent number: 5780214
    Abstract: The light stability of a color photographic silver halide material is improved if, as UV protection, a) a TiO.sub.2 pigment having a primary particle diameter of 1 to 100 nm is added to one layer and b) a hydroxyphenylbenzotriazole compound and/or a hydroxyphenyltriazine compound is added to the same or a different layer of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert AG
    Inventors: Jorg Hagermann, Arno Schmuck
  • Patent number: 5770353
    Abstract: Silver halide photographic elements are disclosed comprising a support having a front and a back side, at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a light-insensitive protective overcoat on the front side of the support, and a magnetic recording layer on the back side of the support, the light-insensitive protective overcoat comprising an outermost protective layer, wherein the outermost protective layer comprises a hydrophilic binder and dispersed particles having a mean size of less than 0.4 .mu.m of a polymer having a glass transition temperature of at least 70.degree. C. comprising units derived from monomers A and B at a weight ratio of A:B of from 97:3 to 80:20 and less than 3 wt % ionic monomers, where A represents ethylenically unsaturated monomers which form substantially water insoluble homopolymers and B represents ethylenically unsaturated non-ionic monomers capable of forming water soluble homopolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Yongcai Wang, Alfred Bruce Fant, Dennis Edward Smith, Kurt Michael Schroeder, Melvin Michael Kestner
  • Patent number: 5756257
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photosensitive color proofing article incorporating an antihalation effective amount of one or more antihalation dyes of the general formula (I) shown below: ##STR1## wherein: Z is an oxygen atom, NH, or NR; R is an alkyl group of 1 to 12 carbon atoms or a hydrogen atom; R.sup.1 represents a perfluoroalkylsulfonyl group of 1 to 12 carbon atoms or an arylsulfonyl group; and R.sup.2 represents a perfluoroalkylsulfonyl group of from 1 to 12 carbon atoms; an arylsulfonyl group; or a cyano group. The antihalation dyes of formula (I) absorb radiation within the wavelength range of from about 325 to 700 nm and preferably, from about 325 to 450 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Imation Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Landgrebe, Alice S. Mendelsohn
  • Patent number: 5731137
    Abstract: There is disclosed an emulsified dispersion, in which at least one compound of the formula (1) dissolved in an organic solvent comprising at least one high-boiling organic solvent satisfying the condition X.gtoreq.85 in formula (A) is emulsified in a water medium; with the proviso that phthalates and compounds having an epoxy group and having the viscosity less than 100 mPas are excluded from said high-boiling organic solvents: formula (1) ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, R.sup.4, R.sup.5, and R.sup.6, which are the same or different, each represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent, and R.sup.5 and R.sup.6 may bond together to form a 6-membered ring,formula (A)X=24.7.times.Log.sub.10 Y-11.7.times.Z+43.7wherein Y and Z stand for, respectively, the viscosity in mPas at 25.degree. C. and the specific water content in % by weight of the high-boiling organic solvent. There is also disclosed a silver halide color light-sensitive material containing the emulsified dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuko Saito, Masatoshi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 5683861
    Abstract: An ultraviolet absorbing compound of formula (I) below, and photographic elements containing such a compound as an ultraviolet absorber: ##STR1## wherein: R.sub.4 is a substituted alkyl group, R.sub.4 may be further joined to either L or A* forming a ring and the benzo or phenyl ring shown may be further substituted or unsubstituted;L is a bivalent linking group;p is 0 or 1;A* is an alkyl group having an asymmetric carbon or asymmetric silicon atom, and;wherein the ultraviolet absorbing compound of formula (I) is a mixture of two enantiomers about the asymmetric carbon or silicon atom of A*.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lal C. Vishwakarma, Glenn M. Brown
  • Patent number: 5674668
    Abstract: A color photographic recording material having at least one silver halide emulsion layer, which material contains in at least one of its layers a combination of at least one UV absorber of the formula I and at least one low molecular weight or polymeric oil formula containing acid groups, for example of the formula T--?R.sup.21 --(Q.sup.1).sub.p !.sub.q --X.sup.21 --OH (II), exhibits improved absorption for UV light. ##STR1## In the formula I: R.sup.1 and R.sup.3 mean H, halogen, hydroxy, mercapto, alkyl, aryl, alkoxy, aryloxy, acyloxy, alkylthio, arylthio, --NR.sup.5 --R.sup.6, alkoxycarbonyl, carbamoyl or sulphamoyl;R.sup.2 means H, hydroxy, halogen or alkyl;R.sup.4 means alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, aryloxy, arylthio or a residue of the formula ##STR2## R.sup.5 means H, alkyl or aryl; R.sup.6 means H, alkyl, aryl, acyl, alkoxycarbonyl, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl or sulphonyl;m, n and o mean 1, 2, 3 or 4,wherein two or more residues R.sup.1, R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 are identical or different;in the formula II:X.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Jorg Hagemann, Gunter Helling, Beate Weber
  • Patent number: 5674670
    Abstract: A photographic element comprising a light sensitive portion and an ultraviolet absorbing polymer comprising repeating units of a 2'-hydroxphenyl benzotriazole with a 5- or 6-substituent selected from halogen, cyano, carboxy or a sulfonyl, and a 4'-alkoxy group in which the alkylene portion of the alkoxy is linked, in sequence through a first optional bivalent linking group, then an oxygen, sulfur or amino group, then a second optional bivalent linking group, to the polymer chain, provided that the 3'-position is unsubsituted and the 4'-substituent does not have any --NH--, --OH or --SH substituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lal Chand Vishwakarma, Hwei-Ling Yau, Tienteh Chen
  • Patent number: 5667950
    Abstract: High-contrast room-light-handleable contact-exposed ultraviolet-sensitive black-and-white silver halide photographic elements useful in the field of graphic arts are provided with an electrically-conductive layer which serves to provide antistatic protection. The electrically-conductive layer is comprised of electrically-conductive metal-containing particles, such as particles of antimony-doped tin oxide, a film-forming polymer, such as gelatin, and an ultraviolet-absorber, such as a solid particle filter dye, in an amount sufficient to provide halation protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Ronald James Schmidt
  • Patent number: 5665334
    Abstract: Compounds of the general formula I ##STR1## R and R.sub.1, which can be the same or different, are hydrogen or a C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 straight or branched alkyl group, R.sub.2 is hydrogen or the group OR.sub.4, wherein R.sub.4 is a C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alkyl group,R.sub.3 is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl,X is oxygen or the NR.sub.5 group, wherein R.sub.5 is hydrogen or C.sub.1 -C.sub.18 straight or branched alkyl group n is the number 1 or 2,A, when n is 1, is a C.sub.1 -C.sub.20 straight or branched alkyl group, C.sub.6 -C.sub.12 cycloalkyl group, the group of formula (II), ##STR2## wherein R.sub.6 is hydrogen or methyl group or a group of formula (III) ##STR3## wherein R.sub.6 has the above meanings and R.sub.7 is C.sub.1 -C.sub.18 straight or branched alkyl group, phenyl, optionally substituted with a C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 straight or branched alkyl group, m can have the values from 0 to 4,A, when n is 2 is C.sub.2 -C.sub.12 alkylene or the group of formula (IV) ##STR4## wherein R.sub.8 and R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: 3V Inc.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Raspanti, Giorgio Zanchi
  • Patent number: 5635343
    Abstract: A substantially inert ultraviolet absorbing compound, and photographic elements containing them, which compound has a peak absorption at less than 400 nm and being of formula (I): ##STR1## wherein: X is O or NR.sub.8, Z represents the atoms necessary to complete a 5-membered or 6-membered heterocyclic ring which includes X and N, and the 3-position of the pyrazolone ring may independently be substituted or unsubstituted;R.sub.5 is alkyl, alkenyl, or arylalkyl any of which may be substituted or unsubstituted, or R.sub.5 may form a ring with a 3-position substituent on the pyrazolone ring or a 4-position substituent on the benzo ring;R.sub.7 is alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, or heterocycle, any of which may be substituted or unsubstituted, or H; andR.sub.8 is alkyl, alkenyl, or arylalkyl any of which may be substituted or unsubstituted, or H.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Donald P. Specht, Donald R. Diehl
  • Patent number: 5620838
    Abstract: A polymeric UV absorbing compound which comprises UV absorbing monomeric units of at least 0.05 weight percent of ionic units which have an ionizable group which is ionized at all pH values between 5 to 10. Photographic elements which contain such polymeric compounds and methods of making such polymers and photographic elements, are also provided. The polymeric UV absorbing compounds are directly dispersible in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Tienteh Chen, Hwei-Ling Yau, Edward Schofield
  • Patent number: 5610000
    Abstract: An ultraviolet absorbing polymer, and photographic elements containing such a polymer, which polymer includes units formed from monomers of the structure of formula (II): A photographic element containing an ultraviolet absorbing polymer which includes units formed from monomers of the structure of formula (I): ##STR1## wherein: p and q are, independently, 0 or 1;L and L.sub.2 are bivalent linking groups;R.sub.9 is a non-hydrogen group which does not contain any unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds;R.sub.10 is H, alkyl group, aryl group, or heterocyclyl group;A is an ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group; the benzene ring of the benzotriazole and the 2'-hydroxyphenyl ring each may be further substituted or unsubstituted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lal C. Vishwakarma, Hwei-Ling Yau, Tienteh Chen
  • Patent number: 5597854
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of the formula I ##STR1## in which n is 1 or 2, A is CH or a nitrogen atom, and the other radicals R.sup.1 to R.sup.25 are as defined in claim 1.The compounds of the formula I can advantageously be employed for stabilizing organic material against the harmful effect of light, oxygen and/or heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Ciba-Geigy Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Birbaum, Gerhard Rytz, Vien Van Toan, Andreas Valet, Norbert W urms
  • Patent number: 5593818
    Abstract: There is disclosed a silver halide photographic material having a support and at least one silver halide emulsion layer on at least one side of the support, which comprises a layer containing at least one ultraviolet absorbent that is present on one or both surfaces or a support containing at least one ultraviolet absorbent, the total content of the ultraviolet absorbent being 0.01 to 10 g/m.sup.2, and the support being made of a polyethylene naphthalate or its derivative. As the ultraviolet absorbent, at least one of compounds represented by formula (I) to (VI) is preferably used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumio Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 5585228
    Abstract: Ultraviolet absorbing compounds of formula (I) and photographic elements containing such compounds: ##STR1## wherein: R.sub.4 is a bivalent linking group; the benzo or phenyl ring shown may be further substituted or unsubstituted;L is a bivalent linking group;p is 0 or 1;A* is an alkyl group having an asymmetric carbon or silicon atom, and;wherein the ultraviolet absorbing compound of formula (I) is a mixture of two enantiomers about the asymmetric carbon or silicon of A*.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lal C. Vishwakarma, Glenn M. Brown
  • Patent number: 5576161
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material improved in color forming properties and light fastness of color image is disclosed, comprising a support having thereon a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and a nonlight-sensitive layer, wherein the nonlight-sensitive layer contains a UV absorbent and the silver halide emulsion layer contains a polyhydric alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Motoi Nishimura, Hirokazu Sato, Hiroshi Kita
  • Patent number: 5543275
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material having excellent color absorption characteristics and good yellow density is achieved by using a support having thereon at least one yellow coloring light-sensitive layer, at least one magenta coloring light-sensitive layer, and at least one cyan coloring light-sensitive layer, wherein the magenta coloring light-sensitive layer contains at least one dye-forming coupler represented by the following formula (M-I), at least one high boiling point organic solvent having a dielectric constant of 6.0 or less and a refractive index of 1.50 or less, and at least one benzotriazole ultraviolet absorber: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 represents a branched or aromatic group represented by the formulas (Q-1), (Q-2) or (Q-3); R.sub.2 and R.sub.3 each represents a substituent; n represents an integer of form 0 to 4, and when n is 2 or more, the plurality of R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Makuta
  • Patent number: 5541045
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide color photographic material containing at least one pyrazolotriazole magenta of formula (I) and at least one 1,3,5-triazine compound of formula (II) in the same photographic constitutive layer. ##STR1## wherein R represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; Za, Zb and Zc each represent a methine group, a substituted methine group, .dbd.N-- or --NH--; Y represents a hydrogen atom or a group capable of splitting off from the formula by coupling reaction with an oxidation product of a developing agent; and the formula may form a dimer or a higher polymer via R, Y or the substituted methine group for Za, Zb or Zc. ##STR2## wherein A, B and C each represent a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy or substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group, provided that at least one of A, B and C represents a group of a general formula (III): ##STR3## wherein R.sub.1 ' and R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Takahashi, Masakazu Morigaki
  • Patent number: 5538842
    Abstract: There is disclosed a silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material which excels in a color reproduction and a light fastness at a low density part through a high density part and which is improved in a Y-stain at a background part. The silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material comprises a support and provided thereon at least one photographic constitutional layer, wherein at least one layer of the above photographic constitutional layers contains at least one of the compounds represented by the following Formula (I) and a compound represented by the following Formula (II) in the same layer: ##STR1## wherein R represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; Z.sub.a, Z.sub.b, and Z.sub.c each represent any group of methine, substituted methine, .dbd.N--, or --NH--; Y represents a hydrogen atom or a group capable of splitting off upon a coupling reaction with an oxidation product of a developing agent; provided that a dimer or a polymer may be formed via R, Y, or Z.sub.a, Z.sub.b or Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Takahashi, Takehiko Sato
  • Patent number: 5523200
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a method of silver halide grain finishing comprising providing a high chloride silver halide grain emulsion and adding a silver bromide fine grain Lippmann emulsion during the chemical sensitization heat cycle for each grain wherein said fine grain emulsion has a photographically useful compound adhered to said fine grain Lippmann emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Paul T. Hahm, Walter H. Isaac, Heinz E. Stapelfeldt
  • Patent number: 5478707
    Abstract: There is disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive which is capable of providing a rapid processing as well as a high sensitivity and in which a change in an aging time in exposing through processing provides less performance fluctuation and therefore an excellent stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Asami
  • Patent number: RE37205
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material comprising a support having thereon a yellow color forming silver halide emulsion layer, a magenta color forming silver halide emulsion layer and a cyan color forming silver halide emulsion layer. The yellow color forming emulsion layer contains a silver halide emulsion having a silver chloride content of not less than 90 mol %, a yellow coupler and a bisphenol compound and optionally a difficultly water-soluble epoxy compound. One or more layers of the light-sensitive material may contain an ultraviolet light absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yoneyama
  • Patent number: RE37693
    Abstract: A color photographic light-sensitive material comprising a reflective support having thereon a plurality of silver halide emulsion layers of which the emulsion layer located farthest from said support has, on each of both the support side thereof and the uppermost side at least one nonlight-sensitive layer containing an effective amount of an ultraviolet absorbing agent, said ultraviolet absorbing agent being used in said nonlight-sensitive layer on the uppermost side of said emulsion layer being a 2-(2′-hydroxyphenyl)benzotriazole-type compound which is in the liquid form at normal room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Sasaki, Kaoru Onodera