Patents by Inventor Marcello S. Drago

Marcello S. Drago 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: 5461188
    Abstract: A synthesized music, sound and light system (10) that is incorporated into articles of clothing (60) such as a pair of shoes. The system (10) when activated, allows a multiplicity of lights (32) to illuminate in synchrony with the rhythmic beat of either an internal or an external music or sound program that is heard through an audio transducer (26). When the system (10) is incorporated into a pair of shoes, a person can perform a dance routine or other form of expression in compliment with the selected music and light program. To enhance the utility of the invention, the system includes three user operated controls: a music program select switch (S1) that allows the selection of musical light programs, a control that allows the speed of the lights and rhythmic beat of the selected program to be increased or decreased, and a control that allows setting the volume of the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Inventors: Marcello S. Drago, Alexander Leon, Kenneth J. Franco
  • Patent number: 5413543
    Abstract: A portable exercising apparatus (10) that allows a person to exercise the ankle, foot and toes either individually or in a combination exercise. The apparatus (10) includes a lower stationary platform (12) that is attached to an upper movable platform (20) by a platform spring (22). When a foot is placed upon the upper platform (20), the ankle and feet are exercised by moving the upper platform up and down and/or in a radial motion. The apparatus (10) also includes a pressure and hand/forearm exercising strap assembly (30) that attaches to the left or right edges (20C,20D) of the upper platform. The assembly (30) allows pressure to be maintained on the foot when exercising and includes on its upper end a hand and forearm exerciser (40). The apparatus also has a foot holding strap (64) which allows the foot to be held in-place upon the upper surface of the upper movable platform (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Inventor: Marcello S. Drago