Patents by Inventor Joseph S. Calato

Joseph S. Calato 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: 5693900
    Abstract: Moisture proof and wear resistant mallet heads are made of polyurethane foam. The mallet heads are substantially spherical in shape, and are attached to the handle by an aluminum sleeve that fits over a portion of the handle have a reduce diameter. The product is an improvement over the use of mallets with felt heads which readily deteriorate when exposed to moisture and wear. The products of the invention are known for their strength that is reflected in their durability and wearability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: J.D. Calato Mfg. Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Calato, Richard T. Catanese
  • Patent number: 4541322
    Abstract: A musical instrument mallet includes an improved arrangement by which the mallet playing head is attached to the mallet shaft. The mallet includes a shaft having handle and head portions, an apertured playing head, and a sleeve with flanges at opposite ends. The sleeve is fixedly attached to the head portion of the shaft and the playing head is tightly retained upon the sleeve between the end flanges. Steps included in making the mallet are forming one sleeve flange, placing the sleeve over the handle head portion, fixing the sleeve to the head portion, placing the playing head over the sleeve and forming the second flange to retain the playing head firmly on the sleeve and handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: J. D. Calato Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph S. Calato
  • Patent number: 4048896
    Abstract: A drum beater, operated by a foot pedal which is easily and conveniently attached to a drum, provides adjustments for the length of the beater stem and for the length of the beater ball stroke. Means, comprising a pair of opposed, adjustable, tension springs for resisting movement of the beater ball toward the drum head and for controlling the rebound of the beater ball after it has struck the drum head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Inventors: Joseph D. Calato, Joseph S. Calato