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Apparatus for recovering metal from solution
An electrolytic cell for the recovery of silver from a photographic fixer solution has a cylindrical cathode secured to and depending downwardly from a screw-on...
Deformable micro-actuator with grid electrode
A micro-actuator includes a body of deformable elastomer material having opposed first and second surfaces spaced apart by a predetermined at-rest dimension. A...
Ink printing with variable drop volume separation
An ink drop ejecting printhead includes a substrate having an ink drop emitting opening; a heater on the substrate surrounding the opening; and an ink supply...
Polystyrene nanocomposite optical plastic article and method of making same
An optical nanocomposite material has a nanoparticulate filler dispersed in a host plastic material. According to the method of making the nanocomposite...
Isolation of phenyl ester salts from mixtures comprising sulfolane
The invention relates to a process for isolating a phenyl ester salt from a mixture comprising sulfolane (tetrahydrothiophene-1,1-dioxide). The invention...
Silver halide light sensitive emulsion layer having enhanced photographic
This invention provides a photographic element comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer in which the silver halide is sensitized with a compound of...
Method of passivating silver donors in photothermographic systems and
imaging elements made thereby
The invention is directed to a color photothermographic film in which particles comprising an organic silver salt is treated with a passivating agent. In...
Oriented polyolefin imaging element with nacreous pigment
The invention relates to an imaging element comprising at least one layer of oriented polyolefin and nacreous pigment.
Method and material for photographic processing
A method of providing an image in an imagewise exposed photographic silver halide material comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer, which method...
Phase-change recording element for write once applications
A WORM optical recording element includes a substrate; an amorphous phase-change recording layer disposed over the substrate; a dielectric layer disposed...
Nacreous satin imaging element
The invention relates to a photographic element comprising nacreous pigment.
Antireflection article of manufacture
An antireflection article of manufacture has host material and a nanoparticulate filler dispersed in the host material to form an optically modified material....
Polyesters having a controlled melting point and fibers formed therefrom
The invention relates to fibers, particularly binder fibers, made from polyesters and the polyesters themselves. The polyesters are the product of a reaction...
Ink jet recording element
An ink jet recording element comprising a support having thereon an image-receptive layer capable of accepting an ink jet image comprising an open-pore membrane...
Process for recycling amido-carboxylic acid esters into amino-carboxylic
According to the invention, waste materials containing amido-carboxylic acid esters, which are generated during the preparation of phenyl ester salts, can be...
Deflection enhancement for continuous ink jet printers
A continuous ink jet printer having improved ink drop placement and image quality insuring from importing enhanced lateral flow characteristics, by geometric...
Ink jet printing method
An ink jet printing method, comprising the steps of: A) providing an ink jet printer that is responsive to digital data signals; B) loading the printer with an ink...
Ink jet printing method
An inkjet printing method with the steps of: I) providing an ink jet printer that is responsive to digital data signals; II) loading the printer with an ink jet...
Self-cleaning ink jet printer and print head with cleaning fluid flow
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a print head comprises a print head body defining an interior chamber and an orifice plate. The orifice...
Camera with variable sound capture file size based on expected print
A camera, adapted for recording individual sound files to be re-recorded onto associated photographic prints, includes an operator interface for pre-selecting...
Hybrid cameras having optional irreversible clearance of electronic images
with film unit removal and methods
In cameras and methods, a series of archival images are captured in a film unit in the camera. A series of electronic images corresponding to the archival images...
Copolyesters and fibrous materials formed therefrom
This invention relates to binary blends of cellulose esters and aliphatic-aromatic copolyesters, cellulose esters and aliphatic polyesters as well as ternary...
Packaged color photographic film capable of alternatively dry or
This invention relates to packaged photographic film that is capable of being alternately processed, according to individual consumer choice, by either (1) a...
Integral lenticular picture box
A lenticular image product includes an integral bendable lenticular lens sheet formed into a six-sided cube. The lenticular lens sheet has a lenticular lens...
Method and apparatus for magnetic communication via a photographic
A method is provided for recording metadata elements using a predetermined portion of a photographic filmstrip. The method comprising the steps of recording a...
Camera with self-timer for delayed action shutter release
A camera has a shutter release button that is depressible to initiate picture-taking, and a self-timer for automatically initiating picture-taking after a...
Electronic apparatus adapted to receive a memory card
An electronic apparatus for receiving a memory card. A card connector is disposed in an opening of an exterior wall of the electronic apparatus. A door connected...
Silver halide emulsions precipitated in the presence of ortho-substituted
A method of making a monodisperse regular grain silver halide high bromide emulsion is described comprising precipitating regular silver halide grains comprising...
Method for purifying free-base p-phenylenediamine-type photographic color
A process for purifying p-phenylenediamine color developers in their free-base form. The process includes subjecting a solution containing ...
Process to improve the functioning of a membrane of a nanofiltration device
A method to improve the functioning of a membrane of a nanofiltration device provided to filter a solution optimizes the retention rate of the membrane. In the...
Thermally bleachable dye for a color photothermographic element
This invention relates to a color photothermographic element comprising a support, at least one photothermographic imaging layer, and at least one antihalation...
Multi-component optically brightened polyolefin blend
A blend of optical brighteners includes (a) from about 45 to 95 weight % of a mixture of benzoxazolyl stilbenes; and (b) from about 55 to about 5 weight % of at...
Ink jet recording element
An ink jet recording element comprising a support having thereon an image-receiving layer comprising at least about 70% by weight of porous polymeric particles...
Transfer laminating element
A transfer laminating element for laminating ink jet prints comprising a flexible, polymeric support having thereon a porous, fusible, transferable protection...
Slurry for chemical mechanical polishing silicon dioxide
The present invention relates to an aqueous slurry that is particularly useful for removing silicon dioxide in preference to silicon nitride by ...
Method of making a precision microlens mold and a microlens mold
A method for making microlens molds and microlens array molds is described which utilizes a spinning half radius diamond cutting member operated in a plunge cut...
Correcting for keystone distortion in a digital image displayed by a
A method for correcting for keystone distortion and reducing aliasing defects in a digital image for use by a digital image projector, includes the steps of...
CMOS/MEMS integrated ink jet print head with elongated bore and method of
A continuous ink jet print head is formed of a silicon substrate that includes integrated circuits formed therein for controlling operation of the print head. An...
Continuous ink jet printhead with thin membrane nozzle plate
A continuous ink jet printhead has a nozzle bore formed from a thin membrane that comprises an overhang from a relief portion of the substrate. The thin membrane...
Continuous ink jet printing apparatus with improved drop placement
An apparatus for printing an image is provided. In this apparatus, each nozzle is operable to selectively create a stream of ink droplets having a plurality of...
Pinch spools one-time use cameras apparatus and methods
A pinch spool has a core rotatable about a longitudinal axis. The core has a recess sector and adjoining chock sector. The chock sector has a greater radial...
Process for milling compounds
The present invention is a process for the preparation of a solid particles of a compound. The process includes milling the compound in the presence of milling...
Apparatus and method for cleaning objects having generally irregular,
undulating surface features
An apparatus and method for cleaning objects having generally irregular, undulating surface features, such as reloadable photographic cameras, has a partial...
Processing apparatus and method for determining optimum processing
characteristics of thermal developable film
A method and apparatus for processing thermal film includes a process sequence that involves a pre-process of a portion of a thermal film to determine optimal...
Image sensor having improved spectral response uniformity
An image sensor, includes a semiconductor substrate; a photosensor having, a first photosensing region including a first stack of one or more layers of...
Azomethine compound manufacture
Disclosed is a process for forming an azomethine compound, comprising: (a) reacting a compound "A" having an active methylene group or methine group with an...
Method for manufacturing charge-coupled image sensors
A method of manufacturing an image sensor, the method comprises the steps providing a substrate having a gate insulating layer abutting a portion of the...
Stabilized ascorbic acid developing compositions and methods of use
A black-and-white photographic developing composition has improved stability and is more compatible with the environment when discarded. The composition includes...
Bleach/fix solution for single-use silver removal in color negative films
A method of bleaching and fixing a developed silver halide color negative element comprising mixing a bleaching solution containing an oxidizing agent with a...