Patents by Inventor Zane Bowman Allen Miller

Zane Bowman Allen Miller 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).

  • Patent number: 10517371
    Abstract: A curing applicator for curing a curable formulation as it is applied to a surface includes an applicator assembly extending from a base assembly. The applicator assembly is configured to apply the curable formulation to the surface. The curing applicator further includes a curing assembly configured to deliver a curing stimulus. The curing assembly extends from the base assembly and is positioned to follow the applicator as it applies the curable formulation to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Publication number: 20190370733
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a travel product system. The travel product system determines user product preferences for personal care products that the user may wish to use at a travel destination. In an embodiment, the system comprises a system for processing personal care products for use during travel. The travel product system may obtain these preferences directly from the user, or may automatically obtain the preferences from other sources. The travel product system may cause appropriate amounts of the products to be packaged and delivered to the user's travel destination, thus reducing waste and making the products available at the destination without having to carry them while in transit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Geoffrey Deane, Zane Bowman Allen Miller, Roy P. Diaz
  • Publication number: 20190366643
    Abstract: Systems and methods suitable for making skin-formulation applicators through additive manufacturing are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventor: Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 10486179
    Abstract: A sprayer that senses the presence or character of a surface to be sprayed includes one or more sensors configured to detect a presence or character of a surface to be sprayed; and a dispenser assembly including one or more components configured to modify at least one spray characteristic of a formulation based on an input from at least one of the one or more sensors indicative of the presence or character of the surface to be sprayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Zane Bowman Allen Miller, Vincenzo Casasanta, III, John Streeter
  • Publication number: 20190350340
    Abstract: An applicator device includes a photo-active formulation assembly and a photo-dose assembly operably coupled to the photo-active formulation assembly. The photo-active formulation assembly includes one or a plurality of dispenser portions and one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs. The photo-active formulation assembly is operable to dispense a photo-activatable formulation from the one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs onto one or more regions of a biological surface. The photo-dose assembly includes at least one illuminator oriented to focus electromagnetic energy onto one or more focal regions of a biological surface. The focused electromagnetic energy is of a character and for a duration sufficient to photo-activate the photo-activatable formulation dispensed from the one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventors: John Streeter, Vincenzo Casasanta, III, Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 10477941
    Abstract: Volatile liquid applicator systems and fume-filtering apparatuses and related method of use are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 10463531
    Abstract: A system is provided for stimulating a portion of skin, the system including at least two electrodes; a motor and an electrical system, the electrical system including a power source; and an end effector operably coupled to the motor and the electrical system, the end effector having at least one embedded electrode, from the at least two electrodes, disposed and operably coupled to the electrical system at which the end effector is configured to be in electrical communication with the portion of skin, wherein the motor is configured to subject the end effector to repetitive movements while contacting the skin to provide mechanical stimulation to the skin, wherein the at least one embedded electrode is configured to serve as a source electrode and another of the at least two electrodes is configured to serve as a return electrode, and wherein the power source is configured to bias the source electrode to the return electrode and form an electric field with the portion of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Kaye Brunson, Lilac Muller, Zane Bowman Allen Miller, Vincenzo Casasanta, III
  • Publication number: 20190298980
    Abstract: Systems for producing an aerosol and related methods of use are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Richard Besen, Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 10405638
    Abstract: An applicator device includes a photo-active formulation assembly and a photo-dose assembly operably coupled to the photo-active formulation assembly. The photo-active formulation assembly includes one or a plurality of dispenser portions and one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs. The photo-active formulation assembly is operable to dispense a photo-activatable formulation from the one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs onto one or more regions of a biological surface. The photo-dose assembly includes at least one illuminator oriented to focus electromagnetic energy onto one or more focal regions of a biological surface. The focused electromagnetic energy is of a character and for a duration sufficient to photo-activate the photo-activatable formulation dispensed from the one or more photo-activatable formulation reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: John Streeter, Vincenzo Casasanta, III, Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Publication number: 20190125258
    Abstract: Sunscreen formulations and systems for sun protection and related methods of use are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Zane Bowman Allen Miller, Susan Halpern, John Hix
  • Patent number: 10179688
    Abstract: A container constructed from paperboard, card board stock, etc., includes at least one panel that is configured to be removed from the container. The panel is configured, for example, with a plurality of score lines, to enable the panel to transition from its primary configuration to a different, secondary configuration. The secondary configuration can form a handle, a stirrer or mixing stick, etc., for use with the contents of the packaging. The container can be included as part of a kit that is presented at a point of sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Publication number: 20180343948
    Abstract: Systems and methods for manufacturing eyelash prostheses are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Zane Bowman Allen Miller, Mikhail Motornov, Christopher Pang, Kelly Marie George, Nadin Ahmed Gomez
  • Publication number: 20180310689
    Abstract: Volatile liquid applicator systems and fume-filtering apparatuses and related method of use are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 10098808
    Abstract: An end effector is capable of being used to stimulate a portion of skin at a stimulation frequency. The end effector includes a base portion that is couplable to a motor and an end portion having a plurality of contact points at which the end effector is configured to contact the portion of skin. The plurality of contact points are located at a target distance from each other that is based on an inverse of the stimulation frequency. The end effector is configured such that, when the base portion is coupled to the motor and the motor is operating, the end effector has a resonant frequency based on the stimulation frequency. When the motor is operating and a force is applied to bias the end effector toward the portion of skin, a cyclical stimulus is produced within the portion of skin at about the stimulation frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Aaron David Poole, Gerald Keith Brewer, Elisa Caberlotto, Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Publication number: 20180271742
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide skin stimulating devices and methods that address the aging effects of skin at a protein level. Particularly, cyclical mechanical strain is used to regulate specific proteins within the skin, so as to produce specific effects. As a non-limiting example, the disclosed embodiments can be used to increase the production of certain proteins (e.g., hyaluronan synthase 3 (HAS3); fibronectin; tropoelastin; procoll1; integrin, etc.) in the skin, which results in anti-aging effects by increasing epidermal cohesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Elisa Caberlotto, Zane Bowman Allen Miller, Laetitia Ruiz, Aaron David Poole, Gerald Keith Brewer
  • Patent number: 10076646
    Abstract: An applicator includes a roller, a treatment composition component, a cutaneous measurement component, and a controller. The roller contacts a portion of skin at a contact location and subsequently a target location. The treatment composition component selectively deposits a composition on a roller surface at a deposition location that is on the roller surface a circumferential distance away from the contact location. The cutaneous measurement component generates one or more parameters associated with the target location on the portion of skin. The target location is a target distance from the contact location that is equal to or greater than the circumferential distance. The controller controls the treatment composition component to selectively deposit the treatment composition on the roller surface in response to the one or more parameters associated with the target location on the portion of skin generated by the cutaneous measurement component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Vincenzo Casasanta, III, Joseph W. Grez, Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 10071233
    Abstract: An applicator for treating skin conditions includes at least one treatment composition component and a discontinuity identification component. The at least one treatment composition component is configured to selectively deposit a treatment composition at a deposit location on the portion of skin. The discontinuity identification component is operably coupled to an electromagnetic energy detector. The discontinuity identification component includes circuitry configured to monitor a level of the one or more parameters as the applicator traverses the portion of skin and to control the at least one treatment composition component to selectively deposit the treatment composition to the deposit location on the portion of skin based on one or more inputs indicative of a decrease in reflection of an electromagnetic energy interrogation stimulus from the portion of skin at the deposit location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Vincenzo Casasanta, III, Joseph W. Grez, Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 10039363
    Abstract: A multi-phase cosmetic composition mixing pack for mixing immiscible components of a multi-phase cosmetic composition such that they are temporarily miscible includes a container for holding the multi-phase cosmetic composition that has a first open end. The mixing pack further includes a mixing assembly disposed within the container for mixing immiscible components of the multi-phase cosmetic composition such that they are temporarily miscible, and an actuator assembly for actuating the mixing assembly. The actuator assembly comprises a stem receivable within the first open end of the container. The stem includes a cam surface extending along at least a portion of a length of the stem, and a cam follower surface defined on the mixing assembly, wherein linear reciprocating motion of the stem causes rotation of the mixing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Publication number: 20180196342
    Abstract: Systems and methods for patterning nail polish are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a source of light, and a programmable mask that can selectively transmit light to a photoresist nail polish. In some embodiments, the programmable mask is a liquid crystal display (LCD) or a digital light processing screen (DLP). The system may also include a controller configured for controlling the light transmission properties of the programmable mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: L'Oréal
    Inventors: Zane Bowman Allen Miller, Vincenzo Casasanta, III
  • Patent number: 10013875
    Abstract: Personal care appliances and systems including wireless input interfaces and related methods of use are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Zane Bowman Allen Miller