Blocked Developers Patents (Class 430/959)
  • Patent number: 6183932
    Abstract: There is provided a silver halide photosensitive material for color photography which can stably form an image having high quality through a process that is simple, quick and causes less environmental damage. A photosensitive material comprising a substrate carrying thereon a photographic constituent layer containing at least one photographic photosensitive layer containing a photosensitive silver halide, wherein said photosensitive material comprises a compound represented by one of the following general formulae [I], [II] and [III] and further comprises at least one silver halide emulsion in which the variation coefficient of particle size of contained silver halide particle is 20% or less and the variation coefficient of a halogen composition between particles is 25% or less. In the formulae, Z represents a carbamoyl group, an acyl group, or the like, and Q represents an atom group forming an unsaturated ring with C. R1 to R4 represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Asami, Hideaki Naruse
  • Patent number: 6174656
    Abstract: There is disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material having at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer on a base, which comprises a compound of the formula (1) having a photographically useful group protected: formula (1) V—Ar1—X1—(L1)m1—PUG wherein V is a group that can be converted to a hydroxyl group in the presence of a peroxide in an alkaline solution by a rearrangement reaction, Ar1 is an aryl or heterocyclic group, X1 is a methylene group substituted at a position that allows a photographically useful group to be released upon subjection of the group V to an oxidation action, L1 is a linking group, PUG is a photographically useful group, and m1 is an integer of 0 to 3. There is also disclosed is an image-forming method, which comprises processing the light-sensitive material in the presence of a peroxide. There is also disclosed a novel aromatic-aldehyde compound included in the formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakamura, Toshiyuki Makuta, Koki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6156490
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic element comprising a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a coupler based on a 1-aryl-3-arylpyrazol-5-one or a 1-aryl-3-alkylpyrazol-5-one ring and represented by formula I: ##STR1## wherein: X represents an aryl, alkyl, alkylamino, or arylamino group;Y can be carbon or sulfur; in is 1 when Y is carbon and 2 when Y is sulfur;R represents a halogen or an alkyl group; and o is 0 to 4, provided that two or more R substituents may join to form one or more additional rings;Z is either (a) an aryl group represented as Ar.sup.3 Q(n) where Q represents n independently selected substituents bonded to the Ar.sup.3 ring; and n is 0 to 5, provided that two or more Q substituents may join to form one or more additional rings or (b) an alkyl group;OAr.sup.4 is an aryloxy group; andP represents p independently selected substituents bonded to the OAr.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Wojciech K. Slusarek, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Xiqiang K. Yang
  • Patent number: 6153369
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic element comprising a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith a pyrazol-5-one coupler bearing a 4-aryloxy coupling-off group containing a group capable of releasing a photographically useful group (PUG) wherein:(1) the pyrazol-5-one ring contains a 1-aryl substituent which in turn contains, in a position ortho to the bond linking it to the pyrazolone ring, a secondary carbonamido group or a secondary sulfonamido group;(2) the pyrazol-5-one ring contains either (a) a 3-aryl substituent which in turn contains substituents for which the sum of the Hammett's .sigma. constant values is -0.3 or higher or (b) a 3-alkyl substituent; and(3) the 4-aryloxy coupling-off group:(a) contains ring substituents selected so that the sum of the Hammett's .sigma. constant values for all substituents on the phenoxy ring is at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Wojciech K. Slusarek, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Xiqiang K. Yang
  • Patent number: 6150078
    Abstract: The invention provides a photographic element comprising a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer having associated therewith an 1-arylpyrazol-5-one coupler bearing a 4-aryloxy coupling-off group containing a group capable of releasing a photographically useful group (PUG) wherein:(1) the 1-arylpyrazol-5-one ring contains a 3-aryl substituent which in turn contains substituents for which the sum of the Hammett's .sigma. constant values is at least 0, provide that two or more such substituents may join to form one or more additional rings; and(2) the 4-aryloxy coupling-off group:(a) contains ring substituents selected so that the sum of the Hammett's sigma constant values for all substituents on the aryloxy ring is at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Wojciech K. Slusarek, Jerrold N. Poslusny, Zheng Z. Wu, Xiqiang Yang
  • Patent number: 6150077
    Abstract: Photographic elements are provided which contain a compound having the formula:R.sup.1 --NH--(Q).sub.m --C(R.sup.2)(R.sup.3)--(TIME).sub.n -PAMwherein: R.sup.1 is an electron withdrawing moiety; Q is a group comprising a conjugated system; m is 0 or 1, and when m=1, --NH--Q--C(R.sup.2)(R.sup.3)-- is a timing or linking group which undergoes electron migration along a conjugated system to cause a cleavage reaction; TIME is a timing or linking group; n is 0, 1, 2 or 3, preferably 0 or 1; PAM is a photographically active moiety; and R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 are independently hydrogen, susbtituted or unsubstituted alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, alkenyl, or alkynyl groups, can be combined with R.sup.1 to form a ring, or can combine together to form a ring, with the proviso R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 cannot together form a double bond with another atom and neither R.sup.2 nor R.sup.3 can be selected from RO--, RS--, R.sub.2 N--, or RSe-- where R represents any substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: J. Ramon Vargas, David A. Dickinson
  • Patent number: 6136495
    Abstract: A silver halide light-sensitive material comprises a support, a hardening layer and a light-sensitive layer in order. The hardening layer contains an ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable compound or a cross-linkable polymer. The light-sensitive layer contains silver halide and fine particles containing a reducing agent. The fine particles are made of a mixture of a reducing agent and a non-reducing compound. A melting point of the mixture is lower than a melting point of the reducing agent. The difference between the melting points is not smaller than 10.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaku Sakata
  • Patent number: 6060227
    Abstract: A color negative film having a support, at least one blue-sensitive, yellow-coupling silver halide emulsion layer, at least one green-sensitive, magenta-coupling silver halide emulsion layer and at least one red-sensitive, cyan-coupling silver halide emulsion layer, wherein at least one of the color-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers consists of at least two sub-layers of differing photographic sensitivity, the coupler application rate in the most highly sensitive layer of the color sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, of which there is at least one, consisting of at least two sub-layers of differing photographic sensitivity, is no more than 0.05 mmol/m.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Ralf Buscher, Peter Bell, Hans-Ulrich Borst, Lothar Rosenhahn, Jorg Siegel, Thomas Stetzer
  • Patent number: 6013421
    Abstract: There is disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material containing a color-developing agent of formula (I) and a coupler of formula (II), in at least one photographic constitutional layer: ##STR1## In formula (I), Z is a carbamoyl, acyl, alkoxycarbonyl, or aryloxycarbonyl group, and Q is a group of atoms that, together with the C, form an unsaturated ring. In formula (II), Cp is a coupler residue, Time is a group that releases PUG upon released from Cp by coupling reaction, PUG is a photographically useful group, and t is 0, 1, 2, or 3. There is also disclosed a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material containing a color-developing agent of formula (I), a dye-forming coupler, and a non-dye-forming coupler (that is unsubstituted on its active site), in at least one photographic constitutional layer. There is further disclosed methods for forming an image using the light-sensitive materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koki Nakamura, Kazuhiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 5981157
    Abstract: A silver halide light-sensitive color photographic material comprising containing a coupler is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Shinri Tanaka, Michiko Nagato
  • Patent number: 5912110
    Abstract: A photographic element comprising a support having situated thereon at least one silver halide emulsion layer, the layer containing a photographic coupler represented by the formula ##STR1## wherein COUP is a coupler moiety having a coupling site to which T.sup.1 is attached;T.sup.1 is a timing or linking group which releases from COUP during processing and which functions by electron transfer down a conjugated chain, or by nucleophilic displacement reaction, to release from HETERO;HETERO is a heterocyclic group containing at least two heteroatoms independently selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, wherein one of the heteroatoms is directly attached to T.sup.1 ;R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are independently selected from hydrogen, or an aliphatic, carbocyclic, or heterocyclic group, or may be bonded together to form a 5, 6, or 7 membered ring; andPUG is a photographically useful group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: William James Begley, Teh Hsuan Chen, Frank Dino Coms, Donald Singleton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5846698
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material having on a support at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the color photographic material contains a nondiffusing coupler represented by formula (I):Cp-O--C(.dbd.O)--N(R.sub.1)--Ar--X (I)wherein Cp represents a coupler residue capable of releasing --O--C(.dbd.O)--N(R.sub.1)--Ar--X by causing a coupling reaction with an oxidized color developing agent; Ar represents an arylene group; X represents an amino group, an alkoxy group, or a hydroxy group; and R.sub.1 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, and a method for processing the photographic material which comprises exposing, developing and bleaching the photographic material, wherein the replenishing amount for the developer is not more than 600 ml per square meter of the photographic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Ogiyama, Toshihiro Nishikawa, Seiji Ichijima
  • Patent number: 5837437
    Abstract: An aqueous developable chromogenic photographic element coated on a single dimensionally stable support wherein said element comprises in reactive association (1) an aqueous diffusible photographically useful organic compound or precursor to an aqueous diffusible photographically useful organic compound, (2) radiation sensitive silver halide, (3) a compound that forms or releases a dye, (4) hydrophilic binder, and (5) one or more contiguous overcoat layers devoid of silver halide wherein said one or more overcoat layers comprise hydrophilic binder at a level of at least 3 g/m.sup.2 is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ravi Sharma, John Texter
  • Patent number: 5830627
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material is described, which comprises a support having provided thereon a blue-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a green-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, and a red-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the photographic material contains at least one compound having a photographically useful compound which is inactivated by the chelation with a metal, and the ratios of the gradients of yellow, magenta and cyan in specific development processing II to the gradients thereof in specific development processing I satisfy the following conditions:0.8.ltoreq..gamma..sub.II (Y)/.gamma..sub.I (Y).ltoreq.1.20.8.ltoreq..gamma..sub.II (M)/.gamma..sub.I (M).ltoreq.1.20.8.ltoreq..gamma..sub.II (C)/.gamma..sub.I (C).ltoreq.1.2wherein .gamma..sub.I (Y), .gamma..sub.I (M) and .gamma..sub.I (C) each represents the gradient of yellow, magenta or cyan when the development processing I is carried out and .gamma..sub.II (Y), .gamma..sub.II (M) and .gamma..sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Nakai, Jiro Tsukahara, Toshio Kawagishi
  • Patent number: 5830625
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material is disclosed, comprising a support having thereon at least two light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layers, the lowermost light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer and/or a light-insensitive layer adjacent thereto containing a compound represented by formula (D): ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 each represents an alkyl group, an aryl group or a heterocyclic group, R.sup.3, R.sup.4, R.sup.5 and R.sup.6 each represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or a substituent connecting to the benzene ring through a carbon atom, an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom or a sulfur atom, R.sup.1 and R.sup.2, R.sup.1 and R.sup.3, R.sup.3 and R.sup.4, R.sup.2 and R.sup.5 or R.sup.5 and R.sup.6 may be combined to form a ring, R.sup.7 represents a hydrogen atom or forms=(T).sub.m S together with -(T).sub.m S, T represents a timing group, m represents an integer of 0 to 3 and S represents a protective group eliminated at the development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeo Hirano
  • Patent number: 5827637
    Abstract: A silver halide light-sensitive material is disclosed, comprising a compound represented by the following formula (1): ##STR1## wherein PUG represents a photographically useful group bonded to B through a hetero atom thereof, CHL represents a multidentate ligand capable of coordinating to a metal atom, B represents a block group of which bonding to PUG is cleaved on cleavage of the bonding of CHL--M, M represents a divalent or greater metal, L represents a chelating ligand, m represents an integer of from 1 to 3, n represents 0 or an integer of 1 or 2, and the sum of m and n does not exceed 3. Also disclosed is an image formation method using the above-described silver halide light-sensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Uchida, Jiro Tsukahara, Toshio Kawagishi, Hideaki Satoh, Yasufumi Nakai
  • Patent number: 5827638
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic light-sensitive material is described, which comprises a support having provided thereon a light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the silver halide photographic material contains a compound having been blocked by a metal chelate and capable of releasing a photographically useful compound therefrom through a reaction of the metal chelate moiety with a water-soluble chelating agent capable of forming a metal chelate having a higher stability constant on development. A method for forming an image is also described, which comprises processing, after imagewise exposure, a silver halide photographic light-sensitive material with a processing solution containing a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic carboxylic acid-base chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiro Tsukahara, Hideaki Satoh, Osamu Uchida, Toshio Kawagishi, Yasufumi Nakai
  • Patent number: 5719011
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula I are suitable as release compounds for photographically useful groups (photographic units). On reacting with nucleophilic reagents, preferably with dinucleophiles, the photographically useful group is released. ##STR1## In formula I: PUG means a photographically useful group;A means a strong electron acceptor;V means a vinylene group or two or more successive vinylene groups, wherein the vinylene group or two successive vinylene groups may form part of an aromatic ring system;L means one or more timing groups;m means 0 (zero) 1 or 2;n means 0 (zero), 1 or 2;R.sup.1 means H or methyl;R.sup.2 means H, alkyl with 1-18 C atoms or aryl;R.sup.3, R.sup.4 mean H or an organic group,wherein R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 may also together mean the residue necessary to complete a ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert AG
    Inventor: Erich Wolff
  • Patent number: 5686234
    Abstract: A photographic element comprising a support having situated thereon at least one silver halide emulsion layer, the layer containing a photographic coupler represented by the formulaCOUP--T.sup.1 --T.sup.2 --(T.sup.3).sub.b --PUGwhereinCOUP is a coupler moiety having a coupling site to which T.sup.1 is attached;T.sup.1 is a timing or linking group which releases from COUP during processing and which functions by electron transfer down a conjugated or unconjugated chain, or by nucleophilic displacement reaction, to release T.sup.2, T.sup.2 being an indazole timing or linking group which, after release from T.sup.1, functions by electron transfer down a conjugated chain to release T.sup.3 or PUG, and which is represented by the formula: ##STR1## wherein ** denotes the point of attachment to T.sup.1 and *** denotes the point of attachment to T.sup.3 or PUG;R.sup.1 and R.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: William James Begley, Teh Hsuan Chen, Donald Singleton, Jr., Frank Dino Coms
  • Patent number: 5670301
    Abstract: A photographic element comprising a support having situated thereon at least one silver halide emulsion layer, the layer containing a photographic coupler represented by the formula ##STR1## wherein COUP is a coupler moiety having a coupling site to which T.sup.1 is attached;T.sup.1 is a timing or linking group which releases from COUP during processing and which functions by electron transfer down a conjugated chain, or by nucleophilic displacement reaction, to release from HETERO;HETERO is a heterocyclic group containing at least two heteroatoms independently selected from oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur, wherein one of the heteroatoms is directly attached to T.sup.1 ;R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are independently selected from hydrogen, or an aliphatic, carbocyclic, or heterocyclic group, or may be bonded together to form a 5, 6, or 7 membered ring; andPUG is a photographically useful group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: William James Begley, Teh Hsuan Chen, Frank Dino Coms, Donald Singleton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5631125
    Abstract: A photographic element is disclosed containing a compound capable of releasing image-wise a photographic useful group (PUG) based on a mechanism involving radical formation under development conditions and splitting of a homolytically labile bond. In a preferred embodiment the compound capable of releasing the PUG is a hydrazine derivative or a 1-aryl-3-pyrazolidinone derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert, N.V.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Dewanckele, Johan Loccufier, Pierre De Clercq, Dirk Van Haver, Noel Hosten
  • Patent number: 5605786
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material comprising a support having thereon at least one hydrophilic colloid layer, wherein at least one of said hydrophilic colloid layer(s) is a silver halide light-sensitive emulsion layer and wherein at least one of said hydrophilic colloid layer(s) contains a coupler represented by formula (1): ##STR1## wherein R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group; T represents a divalent linking group bonded to the --O--CO-- group via an atom other than a carbon atom; n represents 0, 1 or 2; and ETA represents a group functioning as an electron transfer agent after cleavage from --O--CO--(T).sub.n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Saito, Toshihiro Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 5571656
    Abstract: There is described a multicolor diffusion transfer film unit having a plurality of different color image components, each of which includes a color-sensitive silver halide emulsion in association with a corresponding image dye-providing material and a first silver halide developer which takes part in photographic development to provide an imagewise pattern of diffusible image dye-forming material as a function of photoexposure. At least one of said color image components includes a second silver halide developer, or a precursor thereof, which is capable of developing silver halide indiscriminately and which is made available after photographic development in the color image component in which it is located is substantially completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: Polroid Corporation
    Inventors: Edward D. Kingsley, Emmett S. McCaskill, Avinash C. Mehta, Kenneth C. Waterman
  • Patent number: 5567577
    Abstract: A photographic element comprising a support having located thereon at least one silver halide emulsion layer, the element containing a release compound that provides a non-imagewise distribution of a photographically active moiety, the release compound comprising a blocking group from which the photographically active moiety is released, the release compound further comprising a ballasting group other than a coupler moiety, and an aqueous solubilizing group, both the ballasting group and the aqueous solubilizing group being attached to the blocking group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas R. Welter, David A. Dickinson, Keath T. Chen
  • Patent number: 5538834
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for developing an image in a photographic element comprising a support, a silver halide emulsion containing an imagewise distribution of developable silver halide grains, and a blocked photographically useful compound comprising a photographically useful group and a blocking group capable of releasing the photographically useful group upon processing the photographic element in the presence of a peroxide, wherein the blocking group comprises an electrophilic group which is solely capable of undergoing a nucleophilic displacement reaction, the electrophilic group being bonded directly or through a releasable timing group to the photographically useful group, with the proviso that when the photographically useful group is a development inhibitor, the blocking group is bonded to the photographically useful group through at least one releasable timing group. The method comprises the step of contacting the photographic element with a processing solution comprising a peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: J. Michael Buchanan, Jared B. Mooberry, John Texter
  • Patent number: 5529894
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide color photographic material which comprises a support having thereon at least one photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a pyrazoloazole based magenta coupler, and a coupler which contains a plurality of photographically useful groups or precursors thereof. The photograhically useful groups or precursors thereof are capable of being released when the coupler undergoes a coupling reaction with the oxidized product of a color developing agnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Mihayashi, Atsuhiro Ohkawa
  • Patent number: 5514532
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material comprising a support having thereon at least one layer containing a hydrazide compound represented by the following formula (1) ##STR1## wherein R represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, or an aromatic heterocyclic group and (PA) represents a pyrazoloazole coupler residue or an indazolone coupler residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahisa Sato, Kei Sakanoue
  • Patent number: 5500338
    Abstract: The invention provides a black and white photographic element comprising a support having situated thereon at least one silver halide emulsion, the element containing a release compound that provides a non-imagewise distribution of a photographically active moiety, wherein the release compound has the structure ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 is an electron withdrawing moiety;m is 0, 1, 2 or 3;R.sup.2 is a group containing an aqueous solubilizing group;q is 1 or 2;TIME is a timing group;n is 0, 1, 2 or 3; andPAM is a photographically active moiety.Also provided is a method of preparing a photographic emulsion comprising precipitating silver halide grains in a colloidal medium, washing the grains, sensitizing the grains by adding dyes, chemical sensitizers and heating, and adding to the emulsion a methanolic solution comprising a release compound as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Donald L. Kerr, Jerome J. Looker
  • Patent number: 5492796
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic material having on a support at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the color photogrphic material contains a nondiffusing coupler represented by formula (I):Cp--(LINK).sub.n --N(R.sub.1)--Ar(OR.sub.2)--X (I)wherein Cp represents a coupler residue (residual group) which can undergo coupling reaction with the oxidation product of a color developing agent to release --(LINK).sub.n --N(R.sub.1)--Ar(OR.sub.2)--X; LINK represents a group which can release --N(R.sub.1)--Ar(OR.sub.2)--X after cleavage of bond to Cp; n represents 0 or an integar of 1 or 2, Ar represents an arylene group; X represents an amino group, an alkoxy group or a hydroxyl group; R.sub.1 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; and R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Ogiyama, Seiji Ichijima
  • Patent number: 5447833
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material having on a support at least one silver halide emulsion layer, which contains at least one precursor of the kind which releases at least two groups selected from the group consisting of a photographically useful group and a precursor thereof via a timing group, wherein plural photographically useful groups or precursors thereof are present on different constituent atoms of said timing group, provided that when the plural photographically useful groups have different functions, the timing group is a group which does not utilize an intramolecular nucleophilic substitution reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masuji Motoki, Atsuhiro Ohkawa, Keiji Mihayashi
  • Patent number: 5411840
    Abstract: A method of forming chromogenic photographic image comprising the steps of:providing an aqueous developable photographic element coated on a single dimensionally stable support, wherein said element comprises in reactive association (1) a developing agent, where said developing agent is a primary amine or a precursor of a primary amine, (2) radiation sensitive silver halide, (3) a color coupler compound that forms or releases a dye upon reaction with the oxidation product of a primary amine developing agent, and (4) a hydrophilic binder;exposing said element to actinic radiation; anddeveloping said image by contacting said element with an applied volume of an aqueous processing solution, wherein said applied volume is limited to less than 800% of the swell volume of said element in equilibrium-mechanical contact with said processing solution or the temporal duration of said contacting is limited to a time less than 500% of the time necessary for said element to swell to 90% of said swell volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John Texter, Roland G. Willis
  • Patent number: 5354650
    Abstract: Photographic elements are described which contain a release compound that during photographic processing provides an imagewise distribution of a photographically inert compound which can react with a uniform distribution of a second compound contained in the element to form a photographically active compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David T. Southby, Daniel L. Kapp, Wojciech Slusarek, Louis E. Friedrich, Zbyslaw R. Owczarczyk, Xiqiang Yang
  • Patent number: 5326680
    Abstract: A silver halide color photographic light-sensitive material having at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer formed on a support wherein the light-sensitive material contains a compound represented by the following general formula (I): ##STR1## wherein A is a coupler residual or an oxidation-reduction group, X.sub.1 is an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom, X.sub.2 is an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom or NX.sub.6 group, W is a carbon atom or a sulfur atom, X.sub.3, X.sub.4, X.sub.5 and X.sub.6 are each a hydrogen atom or an organic residual, any two of X.sub.3, X.sub.4 and X.sub.5 can be bivalent groups which form a ring, PUG is a photographically useful group capable of bonding at a hetero-atom and, in the formula (I), n.sub.1 is 1 if W is a carbon atom, and either 1 or 2 if W is a sulfur atom. If n.sub.1 is 2, two X.sub.1 can either be identical or different. On the other hand, n.sub.2 is either 1 or 2. If n.sub.2 is 2, two X.sub.3, two X.sub.4, and two x.sub.5 are either identical or different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Ohkawa, Tatsuhiko Obayashi, Keiji Mihayashi
  • Patent number: 5310634
    Abstract: A p-phenylenediamine series color developing agent or a precursor thereof having a substituent A at the ortho-position; Substituent A: ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group and X represents --O--R.sup.7 or ##STR2## wherein R.sup.7 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic ring and R.sup.8 and and R.sup.9, which may be the same or different, each represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic ring, R.sup.8 and R.sup.9 may combine with each other to form a heterocyclic ring, and a process for forming an image which comprises imagewise exposing a silver halide color photographic material and thereafter color developing the color photographic material in the presence of a p-phenylenediamine series color developing agent or a precursor thereof having the aforesaid substituent A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Mikoshiba, Mitsugu Tanaka, Kei Sakanoue
  • Patent number: 5306605
    Abstract: A photographic recording material comprising a carrier and at least one photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer, a non-photosensitive layer and optional conventional intermediate and protective layers, characterised in that the photographic recording material (1) contains at least one silver halide emulsion layer having a silver iodide content .gtoreq.3 mol % and an average grain diameter .ltoreq.0.4 .mu.m, and (2), at least in one layer, contains a compound having the formula I ##STR1## in which R.sub.1, R.sub.2 and R.sub.3 denote hydrogen, an optionally substituted hydrocarbon radical, an optionally substituted alkylthio, alkyloxy or arylthio radical, an optionally substituted amino group, OH or halogen or R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 together denote the radical for completing a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring,R.sub.4, R.sub.5 denote hydrogen, an optionally substituted alkyl or aryl radical, or an optionally substituted heterocyclic radical,R.sub.6, R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert AG
    Inventors: Heinrich Odenwalder, Lothar Rosenhahn, Thomas Stetzer
  • Patent number: 5302498
    Abstract: A photographic element including a support bearing at least one photographic silver halide emulsion layer and bearing on the opposite side of the support a layer containing at least one blocked developing agent or precursor thereof provides automatic developing agent replenishment of the developing bath upon processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David T. Southby, John Texter, Timothy Glover
  • Patent number: 5283162
    Abstract: There are described photographic elements containing novel release compounds which release a blocked photographically useful group, such as a blocked development inhibitor. The blocking group is removed during processing as a result of reaction with sulfite ion contained in one of the processing baths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Daniel L. Kapp, Wojciech Slusarek, David T. Southby
  • Patent number: 5262291
    Abstract: There are described color photographic elements containing novel release compounds which rapidly release a photographically useful group, such as a development inhibitor, from a timing group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Wojciech Slusarek, Daniel L. Kapp
  • Patent number: 5256525
    Abstract: A photographic element is disclosed including a support bearing at least one photographic silver halide emulsion layer and at least one non-photosensitive layer between the emulsion layer and the support, wherein the non-photosensitive layer comprises at least one blocked developing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David T. Southby, Jared B. Mooberry, John Texter, John L. Pawlak
  • Patent number: 5256529
    Abstract: A magenta dye-forming pyrazolotriazole coupler solubilized by one or two sulfonamido groups results in a coupler having increased coupling activity, low fog and good dispersability. The couplers are useful in photographic elements and react with oxidized silver halide to form dyes, and/or to release photographically useful groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert F. Romanet, Hans G. Ling, David Hoke
  • Patent number: 5242783
    Abstract: A novel blocked photographically useful compound element and process are based on a new blocking group that comprises a beta-ketocarbonyl group that is part of a 5- to 7-member heterocyclic ring containing a hetero-atom not adjacent to the beta-ketocarbonyl group. Such a blocked photographically useful compound provides a photographic material and process enabling more rapid release of the photographically useful group upon processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John M. Buchanan, Gary S. Proehl
  • Patent number: 5240821
    Abstract: A dispersion comprising solid particles of a developer precursor having the structureCD--(T).sub.m --Sin whichCD is a silver halide color developer,T is a timing group,m is an integer from 0 to 6, andS is a blocking group,and a vehicle in which the solid particles are insoluble, is disclosed. The dispersion can be incorporated in a photographic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John Texter, William B. Travis, Jared B. Mooberry
  • Patent number: 5221600
    Abstract: Certain development inhibitor releasing compounds when incorporated in a photographic element at low levels provide development acceleration. The compounds release silver halide binding groups that are substituted with a group containing an ether oxygen atom and/or an imino nitrogen atom. They are especially useful in high speed color photographic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Richard P. Szajewski, Jerrold N. Poslusny
  • Patent number: 5210007
    Abstract: A color photographic element for use with a latent or silver image intensification or amplification method which incorporates a blocked color developing agent. The color photographic element includes at least one silver halide emulsion layer which includes at least about 70 mole percent chloride and has a concentration of silver within the range of about 0.1 mg/m.sup.2 to 2000 mg/m.sup.2. The blocked color developing agent is capable of being unblocked during photographic processing by means of reaction with a dinucleophile reagent. A preferred dinucleophile reagent is hydrogen peroxide, which also acts as an oxidant in the latent or silver image intensification method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John Texter, David Southby, Jared Mooberry, Roland Willis
  • Patent number: 5204213
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer on a support, characterized in that there is contained a compound represented by the general formula ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 each represents a hydrogen atom, aliphatic group, aromatic group or heterocyclic group, with the proviso that R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 may be connected to each other to form a ring; L represents a divalent linking group; V represents a carbonyl group, ##STR2## group, sulfonyl group, sulfoxy group, ##STR3## group (in which R.sub.0 represents an alkoxy group or aryloxy group), iminomethylene group or thiocarbonyl group; Time represents a divalent linking group; m represents an integer 0 or 1; n represents an integer 0 or 1; PUG represents a photographically useful group; and X represents an atomic group required to form a 5- or 6-membered ring with ##STR4## wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1993
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Okada, Morio Yagihara
  • Patent number: 5202225
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide photographic material comprising a support, having thereon at least one silver halide emulsion layer, wherein there is contained in the silver halide emulsion layer or other hydrophilic colloid layer a compound of which an oxidized form is produced in accordance with development of the silver halide and is capable of releasing a photographically useful group by means of a conjugated addition-elimination mechanism due to an intramolecular nucleophilic group attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nakamine, Takayuki Ito, Naoto Matsuda, Koki Nakamura, Hiroyuki Hirai
  • Patent number: 5190852
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silver halide photographic material comprising a support having thereon at least one layer containing a compound represented by general formula (I): ##STR1## wherein EAG represents an electron-accepting group; A represents a group which undergoes a reaction triggered by the cleavage of the oxygen-nitrogen single bond in the general formula to release PUG; B represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, an aralkyl group, an aryl group, a heterocylic group, an acyl group, a sulfonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a sulfamoyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, an alkoxysulfonyl group or an aryloxysulfonyl group which may contain substituents; the solid lines indicate a single bond; the broken lines indicate that either of these line is a bond, with the proviso that when the broken line between N and A represents a bond, B is not present; EAG and B, and A and B may be connected to each other to form a ring; EAG may be connected to a polymer residue to fix the compound of general f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Matsuda, Michio Ono
  • Patent number: 5190846
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material comprising a support having thereon at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, wherein the silver halide photographic material contains at least one photographic agent represented by the following formula (I): ##STR1## wherein X represents a hydrogen atom or a group capable of forming a hydrogen atom upon hydrolysis; Time represents a divalent linking group; PUG represents a photographically useful group; V represents ##STR2## wherein R.sub.0 represents n alkoxy group or an aryloxy group, ##STR3## an iminomethylene group or ##STR4## R.sub.1 represents a hydrogen atom, an aliphatic group, an aromatic group, a heterocyclic group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, an amino group or --CHR.sub.2 --(Time).sub.m PUG; R.sub.2 represents a hydrogen atom, an aliphatic group, an aromatic group or a heterocyclic group; m represents 0 or 1; and n represents 0 or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Morio Yagihara, Hisashi Okamura, Kazunobu Katoh
  • Patent number: 5139919
    Abstract: A heat-developable color photographic material comprising a support having thereon at least a light-sensitive silver halide, a binder, at least one of an electron-donating agent and a precursor thereof, a reducible dye-forming compound which releases a diffusible dye by reduction and an electron-transferring agent, wherein an electron-transferring agent precursor co-exists together with the electron-transferring agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiki Taguchi, Takeshi Nakamine, Ken Kawata, Hiroyuki Hirai
  • Patent number: 5134055
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic material is disclosed, which has at least one compound represented general formula (1): ##STR1## wherein R represents an aliphatic group, an aromatic group, or a heterocyclic group; both L and Time represent a divalent organic group; t represents 0 or 1; PUG represents a photographically useful group; Y represents --SO.sub.2 --, --Y'--SO.sub.2 --, or ##STR2## and Y' represents --O--, --NH--, or ##STR3## The material has a broad exposure latitude in line image-taking work and has a high resolving power in the work. It can form an ultrahard image having a high gamma value of 10 or more. The material may excellently reproduce a line original to form an ultrahard image having a high background density. It also has a broad exposure latitude in halftone dot image-taking work and can form a halftone dot image having ultrahigh contrast with high image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Okamura, Hisashi Okada, Morio Yagihara, Kazunobu Katoh, Keiji Mihayashi