Patents by Inventor Benzion Landa

Benzion Landa has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210053341
    Abstract: A flexible belt is disclosed for use in a printing system. The belt comprises an endless strip which, in use, travels along a continuous path. Formations are provided along the sides of the strip which are capable of engaging with lateral tracks to place the belt under lateral tension, the lateral tracks further serving to constrain the belt to follow the continuous path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Benzion LANDA, Sagi ABRAMOVICH, Aharon SHMAISER, Rami KELLER, Itshak ASHKANAZI
  • Publication number: 20210055666
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of manufacturing a multi-layered article including a finished outer surface optionally having particular surface properties. The article can be a self-supported strip having a smooth outer surface. The method is, for example, suitable for the preparation of multi-layered articles such as a flexible intermediate transfer member (ITM) for use in an indirect printing system. Uses of such articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Benzion LANDA, Sagi ABRAMOVICH, Moshe LEVANON, Helena CHECHIK
  • Patent number: 10913835
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for thermal transfer printing onto selected regions of a substrate are disclosed. The method comprises: a) providing a transfer member having an imaging surface; b) coating the imaging surface with particles formed of, or coated with, a thermoplastic polymer; c) removing substantially all particles that are not in direct contact with the imaging surface to leave a uniform monolayer particle coating on the imaging surface; d) applying energy to selected regions of the imaging surface to heat and render tacky particles of corresponding regions of the monolayer coating; and e) pressing at least portions of the imaging surface and the substrate surface against one another, either during and/or after application of energy, to cause transfer to the surface of the substrate of the particles of the corresponding regions that have been rendered tacky. The monolayer coating can be replenished with new particles and the cycle repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LANDA LABS (2012) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Sagi Abramovich, Amit Haviv, Ofer Aknin, Yaakov Valdman, Michael Nagler
  • Publication number: 20210030660
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, compositions, and kits for coating or coloring keratinous fibers, such as human hair. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a method of coating mammalian hair includes (a) providing an oil phase that includes at least one reactive condensation-curable film-forming amino-silicone pre-polymer, (b) after subjecting said oil phase to a pre-treatment duration to obtain a pre-treated oil phase, emulsifying the pre-treated oil phase with an aqueous phase that includes water, so as to obtain a pre-treated oil-in-water emulsion, (c) applying, on an external surface of individual hairs of the mammalian hair, the pretreated oil-in-water emulsion, (d) after partial condensation curing of said pre-polymer of the pre-treated oil-in-water emulsion has occurred so as to form an at least partially cured amino-silicone coat on the external surface of the individual hairs, optionally washing the hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: BENZION LANDA, SAGI ABRAMOVICH
  • Patent number: 10906064
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of printing onto the surface of a substrate, which method comprises i) coating a donor surface with a monolayer of particles, ii) treating the substrate surface to render at least selected regions tacky, and iii) contacting the substrate surface with the donor surface to cause particles to transfer from the donor surface only to the tacky regions of the substrate surface. After printing on a substrate, the donor surface returns to the coating station where the continuity of the monolayer is restored by recovering with fresh particles the regions of the donor surface exposed by the transfer of particles to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ACTEGA METAL PRINT GMBH
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Anton Krassilnikov, Moshe Fahima, Vadim Yakhel, Barak Edgar
  • Publication number: 20210017356
    Abstract: There is disclosed a layered article that can be used in indirect printing, in analog or digital processes. The layered article, when configured as a transfer member, may serve to receive an ink in any form, allow the ink to be treated so as to form an ink image, and permit the application of the ink image on a substrate. The transfer member comprises a support layer and an imaging layer, which may be formed of a silicon matrix including dispersed carbon black particles. Methods for preparing the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Benzion LANDA, Sagi ABRAMOVICH, Amit HAVIV
  • Publication number: 20210022253
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for transferring a pattern of a composition containing particles of an electrically conductive material and a thermally activated adhesive from a surface of a flexible web to a surface of a substrate. The apparatus comprises: respective drive mechanisms for advancing the web and the substrate to a nip through which the web and the substrate pass at the same time and where a pressure roller acts to press the surfaces of the web and the substrate against one another, a heating station for heating at least one of the web and the substrate prior to, or during, passage through the nip, to a temperature at which the adhesive in the composition is activated, a cooling station for cooling the web after passage through the nip, and a separating device for peeling the web away from the substrate after passage through the cooling station, to leave the pattern of composition adhered to the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Benzion LANDA, Haim TOUITOU, Stanislav THYGELBAUM, Naomi ELFASSY
  • Patent number: 10889128
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer member (ITM) for use with a printing system, the ITM having (a) a support layer; and (b) a release layer having an ink reception surface and a second surface opposing the ink reception surface, the second surface attached to the support layer, the release layer formed of an addition-cured, hydrophobic silicone material, wherein the release surface of the release layer has relatively hydrophilic properties with respect to the addition-cured, hydrophobic silicone material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: LANDA CORPORATION LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Sagi Abramovich, Moshe Levanon, Helena Chechik, Tatiana Kurtser
  • Publication number: 20210001622
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method of indirect printing with an aqueous ink formulation applied to the surface of the intermediate transfer member. Related apparatus, systems and treatment formulations are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Benzion LANDA, Moshe LEVANON, Sagi ABRAMOVICH, Helena CHECHIK, On MERO, Einat TIROSH, Ifaa TEREM KOLODKIN, Tatiana KURTSER
  • Patent number: 10884349
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of manufacturing a multi-layered article including a finished outer surface optionally having particular surface properties. The article can be a self-supported strip having a smooth outer surface. The method is, for example, suitable for the preparation of multi-layered articles such as a flexible intermediate transfer member (ITM) for use in an indirect printing system. Uses of such articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Sagi Abramovich, Moshe Levanon, Helena Chechik
  • Publication number: 20200406657
    Abstract: A printing system is disclosed for thermal transfer printing onto a surface of a substrate. The system comprises a transfer member having opposite front and rear sides with an imaging surface on the front side, a coating station at which a monolayer of particles made of, or coated with, a thermoplastic polymer is applied to the imaging surface, an imaging station at which energy is applied by a thermal print head via the rear side of the transfer member to selected regions of the imaging surface to render particles coating the selected regions tacky, and a transfer station at which the imaging surface of the transfer member and the substrate surface are pressed against each other to cause transfer to the surface of the substrate of the particles that have been rendered tacky.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Benzion LANDA
  • Publication number: 20200406544
    Abstract: A printing system is disclosed which comprises a writing module, and a member having an imaging surface configured to carry a polymer and movable relative to the writing module. The writing module is configured to direct onto the imaging surface a plurality of individually controllable light beams that are spaced from one another in a direction transverse to the direction of movement of the imaging surface, incidence of a light beam on a spot on the imaging surface serving to soften or liquefy the polymer carried by the imaging surface at the spot. The polymer softened or liquefied at the spot can transfer to a substrate or serve as an adhesive on the imaging surface. The writing module comprises a plurality of integrated electronic modules each having an array of individually controllable light sources, each light source producing a respective one of the light beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Nir RUBIN BEN HAIM, Michael Nagler, Abraham KEREN, Ofer AKNIN, Benzion LANDA
  • Patent number: 10870742
    Abstract: There is disclosed a layered article that can be used in indirect printing, in analog or digital processes. The layered article, when configured as a transfer member, may serve to receive an ink in any form, allow the ink to be treated so as to form an ink image, and permit the application of the ink image on a substrate. The transfer member comprises a support layer and an imaging layer, which may be formed of a silicon matrix including dispersed carbon black particles. Methods for preparing the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LANDA LABS (2012) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Sagi Abramovich, Amit Haviv
  • Publication number: 20200376878
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer member (ITM) for use in a printing system to transport an ink image from an image forming station to an impression station for transfer of the ink image from the ITM onto a printing substrate, wherein the ITM is an endless flexible belt of substantially uniform width which, during use, passes over drive and guide rollers and is guided through at least the image forming station by means of guide channels that receive formations provided on both lateral edges of the belt, wherein the formations on a first edge differ from the formations on the second edge by being configured for providing the elasticity desired to maintain the belt taut when the belt is guided through their respective lateral channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Benzion LANDA, Aharon SHMAISER, Itshak ASHKANAZI
  • Publication number: 20200371457
    Abstract: A printing apparatus and method are disclosed for printing on conical objects. An ink image is deposited onto the outer release surface of an intermediate transfer member (ITM) having the form of a flexible endless belt. After drying of the ink image on the ITM, the ITM transports the dried ink image to an impression station having a nip at which the ink image is transferred onto the objects. In order to permit printing on conical objects, the ITM is elastically deformable at least in the direction of movement of the ITM, and is guided in such a manner as to be elongated during passage through the impression station, the extent of elongation varying across the width of the ITM so as to match the surface velocity of the ITM to that of the object over the entire line of contact between the ITM and the object at the nip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: LANDA LABS (2012) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion LANDA, Sagi ABRAMOVICH, Anton KRASSILNIKOV
  • Publication number: 20200371456
    Abstract: A printing apparatus and method are disclosed for printing on three-dimensional objects. The apparatus employs an offset printing process in which an ink image is deposited onto an intermediate transfer member (ITM) having the form of a flexible endless belt. After drying of the ink image on the ITM, the ITM transports the dried ink image to an impression station having a nip at which the ITM is compressed between an object and an impression surface, so that the dried ink image is transferred from the ITM to the object. The impression surface may form part of a stationary anvil, the ITM sliding relative to the impression surface during passage through the impression station. To optimize throughput, the velocity of the ITM relative to the surface of the object at the impression station may be greater than the velocity of the ITM relative to the imaging station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: LANDA LABS (2012) LTD.
    Inventor: Benzion Landa
  • Publication number: 20200353746
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method of indirect printing with an aqueous ink. In some embodiments, an intermediate transfer member (ITM) comprising a silicone-based release layer surface is employed. For example, the release layer surface satisfies at least one of the following properties: (i) a receding contact angle of a drop of distilled water deposited on the silicone-based release layer surface is at most 60°; and (ii) a 10-second dynamic contact angle (DCA) of a drop of distilled water deposited on the silicone-based release layer surface is at most 108°. Related apparatus, systems and treatment formulations are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Benzion LANDA, Sagi ABRAMOVICH, Moshe LEVANON, Galia GOLODETZ, Helena CHECHIK, On MERO, Tatiana KURTSER, Ayal GALILI, Uriel POMERANTZ, Dan AVITAL, Jose KUPERWASSER, Omer ASHKENAZI
  • Patent number: 10828888
    Abstract: A flexible belt is disclosed for use in a printing system. The belt comprises an endless strip which, in use, travels along a continuous path. Formations are provided along the sides of the strip which are capable of engaging with lateral tracks to place the belt under lateral tension, the lateral tracks further serving to constrain the belt to follow the continuous path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LANDA CORPORATION LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Sagi Abramovich, Aharon Shmaiser, Rami Keller, Itshak Ashkanazi
  • Patent number: 10834824
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for transferring a pattern of a composition containing particles of an electrically conductive material and a thermally activated adhesive from a surface of a flexible web to a surface of a substrate. The apparatus comprises: respective drive mechanisms for advancing the web and the substrate to a nip through which the web and the substrate pass at the same time and where a pressure roller acts to press the surfaces of the web and the substrate against one another, a heating station for heating at least one of the web and the substrate prior to, or during, passage through the nip, to a temperature at which the adhesive in the composition is activated, a cooling station for cooling the web after passage through the nip, and a separating device for peeling the web away from the substrate after passage through the cooling station, to leave the pattern of composition adhered to the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Landa Labs (2012) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Haim Touitou, Stanislav Thygelbaum, Naomi Elfassy
  • Publication number: 20200347546
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of coating textile fibers, the method comprising applying, on the external surface of textile fibers, a pre-treated oil-in-water emulsion comprising: (i) an aqueous phase containing water; and (ii) a pre-treated oil phase containing at least one reactive condensation-curable film-forming amino-silicone pre-polymer that, subsequent to condensation curing optionally in presence of additional reactants, forms an amino-silicone coat. The pre-treated reactive oil phase includes at least one pre-treated reactant or pre-treated pre-polymer. An aqueous dispersion containing particles of a hydrophilic polymeric material is then applied to the amino-silicone coat, so as to form a polymeric layer thereon. At least one of the oil-in-water emulsion forming a first coat and of the aqueous dispersion forming a second coat may further contain a plurality of sub-micronic pigment particles dispersed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: LANDA LABS (2012) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion LANDA, Sagi ABRAMOVICH