Patents by Inventor Ben Ton

Ben Ton 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: 9011295
    Abstract: An aerobic step includes a body having a middle exercise area and four sides. A maximum height of the body is positioned in the middle exercise area. The middle exercise area has a domed shape and curves downwardly to the four sides. The four sides define two longitudinal sides and two transverse sides. The middle exercise area includes a layer of material co-molded with and supported by a main body portion which promotes gripping and non-slippage. The layer of material includes a pattern of grooves. Two handles are defined along a lower portion of the body in the form of cutouts. An edge material is co-molded with and positioned on the lower edge of the body for contacting the ground. The body has a convex upper surface, and a concave lower surface which promotes stacking for storage, or for adding additional height by nesting two or more steps together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Prophet Corporation
    Inventors: Amber Orenstein, Ben Ton
  • Publication number: 20130217545
    Abstract: An aerobic step includes a body having a middle exercise area and four sides. A maximum height of the body is positioned in the middle exercise area. The middle exercise area has a domed shape and curves downwardly to the four sides. The four sides define two longitudinal sides and two transverse sides. The middle exercise area includes a layer of material co-molded with and supported by a main body portion which promotes gripping and non-slippage. The layer of material includes a pattern of grooves. Two handles are defined along a lower portion of the body in the form of cutouts. An edge material is co-molded with and positioned on the lower edge of the body for contacting the ground. The body has a convex upper surface, and a concave lower surface which promotes stacking for storage, or for adding additional height by nesting two or more steps together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: AMBER ORENSTEIN, BEN TON
  • Patent number: 6497639
    Abstract: A stackable weight plate for an exercise machine weight stack has a front edge, a rear edge, opposite side edges, an upper face, a lower face, and an aperture extending between the upper and lower face for receiving a weight stack selector stem. The front and rear edges having a matching arcuate curvature with one edge being convex and the other edge being concave, and the side edges are tapered at an angle from the front edge to the rear edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Hoist Fitness Systems
    Inventors: Randall T. Webber, Bruce Hockridge, Robson L. Splane, Ben Ton
  • Publication number: 20020111110
    Abstract: A toy doll is articulated and removably attached to a toy scooter so that the doll's arms appear to steer the scooter and the doll's foot appears to tilt downward to push back against the ground and propel the scooter. Additionally, the animated toy doll and scooter assembly is controlled by a radio remote control unit itself shaped like a scooter and having a toy foot attached to it. The toy foot is slid forward or back to control the forward and reverse motion of the scooter and is turned to steer the scooter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Buford, Ben Ton
  • Patent number: 6431940
    Abstract: A toy doll is articulated and removably attached to a toy scooter so that the doll's arms appear to steer the scooter and the doll's foot appears to tilt downward to push back against the ground and propel the scooter. Additionally, the animated toy doll and scooter assembly is controlled by a radio remote control unit itself shaped like a scooter and having a toy foot attached to it. The toy foot is slid forward or back to control the forward and reverse motion of the scooter and is turned to steer the scooter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: ABC International Traders, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Buford, Ben Ton
  • Publication number: 20010001777
    Abstract: A stackable weight plate for an exercise machine weight stack has a front edge, a rear edge, opposite side edges, an upper face, a lower face, and an aperture extending between the upper and lower face for receiving a weight stack selector stem. The front and rear edges having a matching arcuate curvature with one edge being convex and the other edge being concave, and the side edges are tapered at an angle from the front edge to the rear edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Publication date: May 24, 2001
    Inventors: Randall T. Webber, Bruce Hockridge, Robson L. Splane, Ben Ton
  • Patent number: 6193635
    Abstract: A stackable weight plate for an exercise machine weight stack has a front edge, a rear edge, opposite side edges, an upper face, a lower face, and an aperture extending between the upper and lower face for receiving a weight stack selector stem. The front and rear edges having a matching arcuate curvature with one edge being convex and the other edge being concave, and the side edges are tapered at an angle from the front edge to the rear edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Hoist Fitness Systems
    Inventors: Randall T. Webber, Bruce Hockridge, Robson L. Splane, Ben Ton
  • Patent number: D431059
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Fitness Warehouse
    Inventors: Randall T. Webber, Bruce Hockridge, Robson L. Splane, Ben Ton
  • Patent number: D680599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Prophet Corporation
    Inventors: Amber Orenstein, Ben Ton, Nicole Lee Vanlaanen, Louis Frederick Polk, III
  • Patent number: D717381
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Prophet Corporation
    Inventors: Amber Orenstein, Ben Ton, Nicole Lee Vanlaanen, Louis Frederick Polk, III