Patent Number: 6,165,702

Title: Imaging element containing polymer particles and lubricant

Abstract: The present invention is an imaging element which includes a support, at least one image forming layer, and a surface protective layer. The surface protective layer includes polymer particles having a mean particle size of less than 500 nm including a polymer or copolymer of an ethylenically unsaturated monomer, a water insoluble lubricant and a water soluble polymeric stabilizer coated on an outer surface of the polymer particle, and a binder. The polymeric stabilizer has affinity for both the organic solvent and the surface of the polymer particle.

Inventors: Smith; Dennis E. (Rochester, NY), Wang; Yongcai (Penfield, NY), Anderson; Charles C. (Penfield, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: G03C 1/76 (20060101); G03C 1/95 (20060101); G03C 1/04 (20060101); G03C 001/76 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017