Patents by Inventor Alan M. Bauer

Alan M. Bauer 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: 20190364194
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a representative image. While displaying the representative image, the device detects a first input. In response to the first input, the device transitions from displaying the representative image to displaying a respective image that was acquired by a camera before acquiring the representative image. After transitioning from displaying the representative image to displaying the respective image, the device displays, in sequence starting with the respective image, at least some images acquired by the camera before acquiring the representative image and at least some of images acquired by the camera after acquiring the representative image. The device detects termination of the first input. In response to detecting termination of the first input, the device displays the representative image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Henrique D. Penha, Sebastian J. Bauer, Imran A. Chaudhri, Graham R. Clarke, Alan C. Dye, Craig M. Federighi, Christopher P. Foss, Jonathan Ive, Nicholas V. King, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Behkish J. Manzari, Pavel Pivonka, Daniel T. Preston, Charles A. Mezak, Justin S. Titi, Daniel E. Gobera Rubalcava
  • Patent number: 8522373
    Abstract: A mounting assembly is used to mount a curved rod to a mounting surface. The mounting assembly includes a base, a guide and a cover. The base is fixed to the mounting surface by inserting screws through holes in the base and into the mounting surface. The guide fits around the base and can move along a length of the base. The cover is placed over the base and secured to the guide, such that the cover can also move along the length of the base. The mounting assembly interfaces with an end of the curved rod that approaches the mounting assembly at a given angle. Movement of the cover allows the mounting assembly to interface with ends of curved rods approaching the mounting assembly over a range of angles. The mounting assembly can include a shaft that is connected to the base and interfaces with the end of the curved rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventor: Alan M. Bauer
  • Publication number: 20120284914
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tension rod that enables the rod to be extended in length after the rod tubes have been secured relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Alan M. Bauer
  • Publication number: 20120187063
    Abstract: A mounting assembly is used to mount a curved rod to a mounting surface. The mounting assembly includes a base, a guide and a cover. The base is fixed to the mounting surface by inserting screws through holes in the base and into the mounting surface. The guide fits around the base and can move along a length of the base. The cover is placed over the base and secured to the guide, such that the cover can also move along the length of the base. The mounting assembly interfaces with an end of the curved rod that approaches the mounting assembly at a given angle. Movement of the cover allows the mounting assembly to interface with ends of curved rods approaching the mounting assembly over a range of angles. The mounting assembly can include a shaft that is connected to the base and interfaces with the end of the curved rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: MOEN INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Alan M. Bauer
  • Patent number: 8146182
    Abstract: A mounting assembly is used to mount a curved rod to a mounting surface. The mounting assembly includes a base, a guide and a cover. The base is fixed to the mounting surface by inserting screws through holes in the base and into the mounting surface. The guide fits around the base and can move along a length of the base. The cover is placed over the base and secured to the guide, such that the cover can also move along the length of the base. The mounting assembly interfaces with an end of the curved rod that approaches the mounting assembly at a given angle. Movement of the cover allows the mounting assembly to interface with ends of curved rods approaching the mounting assembly over a range of angles. The mounting assembly can include a shaft that is connected to the base and interfaces with the end of the curved rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventor: Alan M. Bauer
  • Publication number: 20110047693
    Abstract: The present invention provides a shower rod including a flexible hollow tube and a flexible support operable to be disposed in the tube. The tube and the support are operable to be bent into a curved shape. In a pre-installed state, the tube and the support are generally straight. In an installed state, the tube and the support are generally curved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Alan M. Bauer, Christopher Jon Gilbert
  • Patent number: 7828501
    Abstract: A mounting mechanism is provided for securing an article to a wall. The mounting mechanism can include an insertion member, a base member, and a tab member. The insertion member has at least one hub formed thereon. The base member has a flange and at least one arm depending from the flange. The flange defines an insertion hole, and the at least one arm includes a guide. When the insertion member is provided in the insertion hole, the guide receives the at least one hub. The guide directs movement of the insertion member relative to the base member. The insertion member and the base member include a ratchet mechanism for maintaining the position of the insertion member relative to the base member. The ratchet mechanism can include a pawl formed on the at least one hub and at least one indentation provided on the guide. The pawl can interact with the at least one indentation. The tab member can be removably coupled to the insertion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan M. Bauer, Micah K. Thau
  • Patent number: 7770315
    Abstract: A system for mounting a frame (e.g., a mirror frame) allows the frame to be easily installed, securely mounted and readily replaced without damaging the mounting surface (e.g., the surrounding wall or mirror) or the frame. No tools are required to mount or unmount the frame. The mounting hardware is concealed within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan M. Bauer, Viorel Berlovan
  • Publication number: 20090026343
    Abstract: A system for mounting a frame (e.g., a mirror frame) allows the frame to be easily installed, securely mounted and readily replaced without damaging the mounting surface (e.g., the surrounding wall or mirror) or the frame. No tools are required to mount or unmount the frame. The mounting hardware is concealed within the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: MOEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alan M. Bauer, Viorel Berlovan
  • Publication number: 20080282464
    Abstract: A mounting assembly is used to mount a curved rod to a mounting surface. The mounting assembly includes a base, a guide and a cover. The base is fixed to the mounting surface by inserting screws through holes in the base and into the mounting surface. The guide fits around the base and can move along a length of the base. The cover is placed over the base and secured to the guide, such that the cover can also move along the length of the base. The mounting assembly interfaces with an end of the curved rod that approaches the mounting assembly at a given angle. Movement of the cover allows the mounting assembly to interface with ends of curved rods approaching the mounting assembly over a range of angles. The mounting assembly can include a shaft that is connected to the base and interfaces with the end of the curved rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Alan M. Bauer
  • Patent number: D563526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventor: Alan M. Bauer
  • Patent number: D582184
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan M. Bauer, Christopher Jon Gilbert
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    Patent number: D582703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan M. Bauer, Christopher Jon Gilbert
  • Patent number: D602138
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher Jon Gilbert, Alan M. Bauer
  • Patent number: D618774
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan M. Bauer, Christopher Jon Gilbert, Julie A. Stankovich
  • Patent number: D631332
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan M. Bauer, Christopher Jon Gilbert
  • Patent number: D631333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan M. Bauer, Christopher Jon Gilbert
  • Patent number: D633738
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan M. Bauer, Christopher Jon Gilbert
  • Patent number: D634609
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventor: Alan M. Bauer
  • Patent number: D643514
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventor: Alan M. Bauer