(19)
(11)EP 1 164 423 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
11.12.2002 Bulletin 2002/50

(43)Date of publication A2:
19.12.2001 Bulletin 2001/51

(21)Application number: 01202140.8

(22)Date of filing:  01.06.2001
(51)Int. Cl.7G03C 7/305, G03C 7/30, G03C 7/392
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR
Designated Extension States:
AL LT LV MK RO SI

(30)Priority: 13.06.2000 US 592705

(71)Applicant: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Rochester, New York 14650 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Reynolds, James H., c/o Eastman Kodak Company
    Rochester, New York 14650-2201 (US)
  • Szatynski, Steven P., c/o Eastman Kodak Company
    Rochester, New York 14650-2201 (US)
  • Singer, Stephen P., c/o Eastman Kodak Company
    Rochester, New York 14650-2201 (US)
  • Burgmaier, George J., c/o Eastman Kodak Company
    Rochester, New York 14650-2201 (US)
  • Younathan, Janet N., c/o Eastman Kodak Company
    Rochester, New York 14650-2201 (US)
  • Kellogg, Lillian M., c/o Eastman Kodak Company
    Rochester, New York 14650-2201 (US)

(74)Representative: Parent, Yves et al
KODAK INDUSTRIE, Département Brevets, CRT - Zone Industrielle
71102 Chalon-sur-Saône Cedex
71102 Chalon-sur-Saône Cedex (FR)

  


(54)Silver halide element with improved high temperature storage


(57) This invention relates to a silver halide photographic element comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer containing a dye-forming coupler which reacts with an oxidized color developing agent to form dye, said silver halide element further comprising an amido compound of Formula I
  • wherein INH is a development inhibitor;
  • LINK is a linking or timing group and m is 0, 1 or 2; and
  • wherein INH is a development inhibitor;
  • R1 and R2 independently represent an aliphatic, aromatic or heterocyclic group, or R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen to which they are attached represent the atoms necessary to form a 5 or 6 membered ring or multiple ring system, or R1 and R2 are independently a -C(=O)(LINK)m -INH group, or are substituted with an -NR3aC(=O)-(LINK)m -INH group, with R3a being defined the same as R1 or R2, and wherein the compound of Formula I does not substantially react with oxidized developer to release INH.