Some celebrities aren't just pretty faces. A few of them are also touched with that Yankee prowess for tinkering and invention. In this weekly series, we introduce you to the Patents of the Rich and Famous.
Inventor: Francis Ford Coppola
You Know Him From: A critically acclaimed producer, director, and screenwriter, Francis Ford Coppola had dominated that whole film industry scene by his mid-thirties. After winning a bunch of Oscars for his Godfather films, American Graffiti, and Patton, Coppola figured anything he touched would turn into little golden statuettes. And right he was. While he maintained one hand in the film industry, Coppola took a logical turn into the wine/pasta-sauce/resort/storytelling/shopping business with the creation of his lifestyle brand: Francis Ford Coppola Presents.
When he's not crushing grapes, tomatoes or his Academy Award competition, Coppola also serves as "Honorary Consul H. E. Ambassador Francis Ford Coppola" for Belize.
Invented Apparatus: "A garment for identifying location on body of the garment wearer"
It's a t-shirt with a turtle on it. But not just any turtle, a turtle with numbers on its shell.
The numbered grid uniquely marks different regions of the shirt so that its wearer can identify a particular part of his/her own body to a friend, family member or significant other.
The present invention comprises a garment having printed thereon a figure comprising uniquely identifiable regions that when worn permit the wearer to identify for a third party a particular location on the wearer's body.
Rationale Behind Invention: