Patents by Inventor Willard C. Somers

Willard C. Somers 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: 20170141611
    Abstract: A furniture product encompassing a method and system for facilitating charging of devices directly from a piece of furniture without “wall attached” tether or cord. The system performs the function of providing power to household electronic devices such as, but not limited to, mobile telephones, tablets and portable computers. While the method of charging the device is flexible to accommodate various charging schemas, no cord or tether from the piece of furniture to a wall plug is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventor: Willard C. Somers
  • Patent number: 7684547
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program for assisting law enforcement surveillance of a telephone call in accordance with the requirements of is presented. The method includes, but is not limited to, the steps of: receiving an indication of a call that is placed with a pre-identified telephonic unit that uses an internet packet protocol for transmission, wherein the pre-identified telephonic unit has been selected for telephone call surveillance; converting the call into a converted call that is in analog form; and redirecting the converted call to an analog switching station that is capable of performing surveillance of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Willard C. Somers
  • Patent number: D270692
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1983
    Inventor: Willard C. Somers