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Attorney Sokol has an engineering mind set and comes from a family of engineers. Prior to his legal career, he worked as a systems engineer in the design and construction of two nuclear power plants. During his 24 years of patent law experience, he has prepared, prosecuted and obtained over a 130 patents issued from U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and has also obtained corresponding patent protection throughout the world. He has experience in counseling clients in all aspects of patent acquisition and enforcement, including validity, infringement, and enforceability opinions. His education, engineering experience and patent law experience give him special knowledge in a wide variety of technologies including computer controlled systems, robotics, mechanical equipment and tools, mechanized manufacturing, manufacturing processes and other technologies.

Below are the portfolio of the U.S. Utility Patents & U.S. Design Patents Attorney Sokol has secured and/or litigated for clients over the years. Use the checkboxes to filter the patents by industry. Clicking on the items will take you to Google's Patent search engine to see the original filing.

Click here to view the portfolio of U.S. Utility Patents procured

Patent No.

Issue Date

Appl. No.
Filing Date

Title

Inventor(s)

Assignee

5,154,286

10/13/92

07/690,075

04/23/91

Reusable shipping frame and adaptor saddles

Jules Gites

5,174,849

12/29/92

07/639,877

01/11/91

Method for manufacturing a lay-in ceiling panel

Raymond Capaul

Capaul Corporation

5,193,444

03/16/93

07/686,426

04/16/91

Apparatus for heating, cooking and roasting food

Shlomo Bar-Sheshet

Rair Systems

5,202,174

04/13/93

07/699,458

05/13/91

Lay-in ceiling panel

Raymond Capaul

Capaul Corporation

5,223,068

06/29/93

07/825,850

01/27/92

Reconditioned and resealed toner cartridge, the method of making the same, and a table saw used in this method

Raymond Baley

5,255,959

10/26/93

07/681,517

04/09/90

Twin-jet process and apparatus therefor

Charles Loegel

5,265,926

11/30/93

07/878,606

05/05/92

Golf ball retriever

Frank DiNardo

5,275,123

01/04/94

07/959,028

10/09/92

Apparatus for aerating an aquarium

Wilfred Geung

5,286,043

02/15/94

07/938,438

08/31/92

Roller skate

John Tkaczyk

5,287,668

02/22/94

07/913,849

07/15/92

Apparatus and method for refurbishing a ceiling grid to permit installation of ceiling panels

David Dall

Capaul Corporation

5,304,408

04/19/94

07/931,215

08/17/92

Fire barrier insulation

Kevin Hawks

Transco, Inc.

5,331,793

07/26/94

08/008,217

01/25/93

Apparatus for forming a coffee filter

Loren Greenman

5,333,818

08/02/94

08/094,310

07/19/93

Aircraft berthing seat

David Brandt

ERDA, Inc.

5,334,806

08/02/94

07/778,733

10/18/91

Temperature and sound insulated panel assembly

Elliott Avery

Transco, Inc.

5,398,458

03/21/95

07/978,862

11/19/92

Process of manufacturing stone tile mosaics and apparatus therefor

Ronald Allen

Craftsman Marble, Granite & Tile Co.

5,398,950

03/21/95

08/147,956

11/04/93

Interchangeable roller skate

John Tkaczyk

5,407,518

04/18/95

08/083,348

06/28/93

Device for separating a toner cartridge

Raymond Baley

5,433,292

07/18/95

08/112,120

08/26/93

Stacker

Ralph Haymore

HK Systems

5,435,684

07/25/95

08/221,953

03/31/94

Article handling system

George Pipes

HK Systems

5,457,630

10/10/95

07/978,347

11/18/92

System for onboard lift analysis and apparatus therefor

Seven Palmer

AERS/Midwest

5,567,010

10/22/96

08/297,312

08/29/94

Adjustable lumbar support

Michael Sparks

Bostrom Seating

5,572,082

11/05/96

08/340,043

11/14/94

Monolithic crystal strip filter

Thomas Sokol

5,662,376

09/02/97

08/495,218

06/27/95

Force dissipation seat pedestal

Kurt Breuer

ERDA, Inc.

5,749,118

05/12/98

98/014,320

02/05/93

Heated wiper blade

Dewey Holland

5,765,975

06/16/98

08/708,719

09/05/96

Compliant end effector for an industrial robot

James Hoffman

ABB Flexible Automation

5,826,293

10/27/98

09/006,658

01/14/98

Heated wiper blade

Dewey Holland

5,852,590

12/22/98

08/832,616

03/28/97

Interactive label for medication containers and dispensers

Carlos De La Huerga

5,885,324

03/23/99

08/708,037

08/30/96

Method for the production of synthetic rutile

Graham Balderson

Tiomin Resources, Inc.

5,951,460

09/14/99

08/895,130

07/16/97

Non-invasive medical device

Andrew Vollrath

5,954,625

09/21/99

08/868,515

06/04/97

Method and apparatus for embossing continuous paper webs

Edward Giesler

Industrial Engraving & Manufacturing

5,956,883

09/28/99

08/868,514

06/04/97

Fishing rod holder

Carl Krouth

5,964,695

10/12/99

08/892,719

07/15/97

Non-invasive medical device

Andrew Vollrath

5,967,729

10/19/99

08/997,128

12/23/97

Bottom discharge, rotating ring drive silo unloader

Gordon Foes

J-Star Industries, Inc.

6,024,349

02/15/00

09/076,850

05/12/98

Compliant end effector for an industrial robot

James Hoffman

ABB Flexible Automation

6,032,155

02/29/00

09/955,475

10/21/97

System and apparatus for administering prescribed medication to a patient

Carlos De La Huerga

6,045,450

04/04/0

09/173,896

10/16/98

Billiards table targeting disk

Raymond Cyr

Contemporary Marketing & Design Group

6,117,069

09/12/00

09/328,059

06/08/99

Non-invasive medical device

Andrew Vollrath

6,259,654

07/10/01

09/185,137

11/03/98

Multi-vial medication organizer and dispenser

Carlos De La Huerga

Telaric L.L.C.

6,277,062

08/21/01

09/575,323

05/19/00

Non-invasive medical device

Andrew Vollrath

6,286,251

09/11/01

09/220,251

12/23/98

Interlocking composite masonry edging or stepping block

Robert Whitson

Bend Industrie

6,295,772

10/02/01

09/303,215

04/30/99

Modular masonry step and deck assembly

Robert Whitson

Bend Industries

6,295,831

10/02/01

09/357,460

07/20/99

Chilling Pitcher

Chris Watson

865 Investment Group LLC

6,305,495

10/23/01

09/431,488

11/02/99

Surfacing panels for acoustical ceiling systems

Terence Keegan

Capaul Corporation

6,357,994

03/19/02

09/411,409

10/01/99

Multi-purpose end effector for a robotic arm

Douglas St. Onge

ABB Flexible Automation

6,368,012

04/09/02

09/469,512

12/22/99

Compliant end effector

Douglas St. Onge

ABB Flexible Automation

6,435,783

08/20/02

09/712,614

11/13/00

Variable radius notching machine

Chris Rusch

6,438,924

08/27/02

09/643,326

08/22/00

Slot forming tool for wall construction

Thomas Clover

Edward Martin Thomas  Clover

6,529,446

03/04/03

09/627,987

07/28/00

Interactive medication container

Carlos De La Huerga

Telaric L.L.C.

6,594,959

07/22/03

09/968,604

09/30/01

Masonry lawn edging block assembly

Robert Whitson

Bend Industries

6,604,319

08/12/03

09/896,623

06/29/01

Interlocking composite masonry edging or stepping block

Robert Whitson

Bend Industries

6,611,733

08/26/03

09/168,783

10/08/98

Interactive medication dispensing machine

Carlos De La Huerga

6,702,286

03/09/04

10/101,986

03/18/02

War strategy game

Varian Darak

6,723,012

04/20/04

10/080,085

02/21/02

Polymer composite bat

Terrance Sutherland

CE Composites Baseball, Inc.

6,758,015

07/06/04

10/106,434

03/26/02

Modular roof equipment screening assembly

Daryl Clasen

6,767,055

07/27/04

10/374,952

02/25/03

Vehicle seat frame and belt assembly

Michael Sparks

Bostrom Seating, Inc.

6,804,579

10/12/04

10/271,517

10/16/02

Robotic wash cell using recycled pure water

Stephen Laski

ABB, Inc.

6,830,014

12/14/04

10/634,467

08/05/03

Animal collar

Tom Lalor

6,834,409

12/29/04

10/328,279

12/23/02

Dock leveler

Denis Gleason

Nordock, Inc.

6,840,078

01/11/05

10/116,942

04/05/02

Tool for shaping a workpiece

Thomas Clover

HJ. Martin & Son

6,848,483

02/01/05

10/807,763

03/24/04

Liquid level maintaining device

Louis Atkinson

6,871,468

03/29/05

09/940,562

08/28/01

Interlocking masonry wall block

Robert Whitson

Bend Industries

6,890,290

05/10/05

10/698,679

10/31/03

Method and apparatus for producing valve bags

Donald Pansier

Amplas, Inc.

6,912,750

07/05/05

10/647,579

08/26/03

Dock leveler with dual function hydraulic mechanism

Denis Gleason

Nordock, Inc.

6,971,614

12/06/05

10/617,914

07/11/03

Slatwall hanger stabilizing chip

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

7,006,894

02/25/06

10/649,805

08/26/03

Interactive medication cassette

Carlos De La Huerga

7,013,519

03/21/06

10/998,532

11/29/04

Dock leveler

Denis Gleason

Nordock, Inc.

7,017,778

03/28/06

10/672,951

09/26/03

Display dispenser

Michael Haibherr

Solo Cup Operating Corporation

7,054,717

05/30/06

10/926,855

08/26/04

Robotic wash cell using recycled pure water

Stephen Laski

ABB, Inc.

7,059,367

06/13/06

11/047,896

02/01/05

Liquid level maintaining device

Louis Atkinson

7,066,616

06/27/06

10/805,015

03/19/04

Modular temporary lighting assembly

Jay Howell

7,089,955

08/15/06

11/186,966

07/20/05

Recreational vehicle low temperature water supply warming system

Grant Komro

7,162,762

01/16/07

11/445,689

06/02/06

Dock leveler with inflatable bag

Denis Gleason

Nordock, Inc.

7,194,334

03/20/07

11/405,656

04/17/06

Method of washing a contaminant from a surface via a robotic arm

Stephen Laski

ABB, Inc.

7,198,159

04/03/07

10/736,000

12/15/03

Slatwall extrusion and assembly

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

7,232,388

06/19/07

11/399,917

04/06/06

Polymer composite bat

Terrance Sutherland

RE39,733

07/17/07

10/884,825

07/02/04

Impeller for coolant pumps

David Morris

United Components

7,243,617

07/17/07

10/979,714

11/02/04

Animal collar

Tom Lalor

7,250,547

07/31/07

09/707,610

11/07/00

Wetness monitoring system

Christopher Hofmeister

RF Technologies

7,256,694

08/14/07

10/427,122

05/01/03

Automatic lid opening and closing system for a waste container

Joanne Papari

Biochem Environmental Solutions, Inc.

7,261,231

08/28/07

10/865,540

06/10/04

Pizza box

Wayne Kuhn

International Paper Company

7,267,082

09/11/07

11/324,047

12/30/06

Animal collar

Tom Lalor

7,278,343

10/09/07

11/348,144

02/06/06

Apparatus for lap seaming floor coverings

Rick Vanden Heuvel

7,306,077

12/11/07

11/134,592

05/19/05

Fail-safe, weight-responsive skate retarder

Thomas Heyden

AAA Sales & Engineering

7,321,807

01/22/08

11/604,121

11/22/06

Robotic wash cell using recycled pure water

Stephen Laski

ABB, Inc.

7,325,567

02/05/08

10/887,951

07/08/04

Pneumatic retarder actuator valve

Thomas Heyden

AAA Sales & Engineering

7,380,430

06/03/08

11/724,852

03/16/07

Rotary draw tube bender

Chris Rusch

7,384,229

06/10/08

11/327,986

01/09/06

Loading dock vehicle restraint

Denis Gleason

Nordock, Inc.

7,392,887

07/01/08

11/103,936

04/12/05

Bladder actuator for a railroad retarder

Thomas Heyden

AAA Sales & Engineering

7,414,709

08/19/08

11/333,066

01/17/06

Method and system for online evaluation of gemstones

Randall Wagner

GemEx Systems

7,458,624

12/2/08

11/083,982

5/16/07

Tailgate and ramp for pickup truck

Steven Bower

Trailgate Tailgate

7,468,786

12/23/08

11/598,342

11/13/06

Engraved gemstone viewer

Randall Wagner

GemEx Systems

7,530,432

05/12/09

11/398,247

04/05/06

Bladder-actuated railroad retarder

Thomas Heyden

AAA Sales & Engineering

7,562,640

07/21/09

11/879,398

07/17/08

Animal collar

Tom Lalor

7,597,049

10/06/09

12/004,936

12/21/07

Model railroad track scrubbing car

Robert Leonowicz

7,628,311

12/08/09

11/893,360

08/15/07

Pizza box

Wayne Kuhn

International Paper Company

7,637,367

12/29/09

12/217,918

07/10/08

Low profile over-under conveyor

John Cannell

H&CS Corp.

7,658,505

02/09/10

11/444,872

06/01/06

Modular temporary lighting assembly

Jay Howell

7,674,153

03/09/10

10/566,047

11/16/04

Animal training device

Stephen King

7,737,942

06/15/10

11/251,022

10/14/05

Computer mouse on a glove

Mark Bajramovic

7,743,636

06/29/10

12/080,401

04/02/08

Rotary draw tube bender

Chris Rusch

7,810,368

10/12/10

10/217,537

07/07/08

Multi-mode hammering machine

Chris Rusch

7,958,877

06/14/11

12/012,187

01/31/08

Launching system for launching target and retrieval devices

Tom Lalor

8,132,280

03/13/12

12/462,830

08/10/09

Loading dock leveler with lip extension mechanism

Andrew Barret

Nordock, Inc.

8,171,765

05/08/12

12/660,939

03/08/10

Tube bending machine

Chris Rusch

8,365,684

02/05/13

12/030,549

02/13/08

Remote control system for controlling a remote animal collar

Tom Lalor

8,555,949

10/15/13

13/135,941

07/16/11

Overhead door with spring-loaded roller hinges

Lester Mortier

8,596,949

12/03/13

12/655,339

12/29/09

Constant torque vehicle restraint

David Harrington

Nordock, Inc.

8,608,135

12/17/13

13/374,038

12/08/11

Carburetor air intake housing and air flow enhancing securement plate

Carl Schultz

Five Star Fabricating, Inc.

8,734,066_

05/27/14

13/065,491

03/23/11

Hole Saw Tube Notcher

Chris Rusch

Click here to view the portfolio of U.S. Design Patents procured

Patent No.

Issue Date

Appl. No.
Filing Date

Title

Inventor(s)

Assignee

D356,542

03/21/95

29/002,248
12/07/92

Slotted Water Bottle

Daniel Finkiewicz

NCM International

D405,490

02/09/99

29/084,154
02/25/98

Golf Putter Head

John Hogan

Bingo Golf

D416,093

11/02/99

29/092,264
08/14/98

Decorative Edging Block

Robert Whiston

Bend Industries

D421,897

03/28/00

29/066,933
02/21/97

Ceiling Panel Hold Down Clip

Don Washecheck

Keel Manufacturing

D422,486

4/11/00

29/083,146
02/05/98

Ceiling Grid Wall Clip

Michael Wolfe

Keel Manufacturing

D433,157

10/31/00

29/106,724
06/18/99

Masonry Wall Cap Block

Robert Whiston

Bend Industries

D439,676

03/27/01

29/123,779
05/24/00

Decorative Edging and Stepping Block

Robert Whiston

Bend Industries

D448,860

10/02/01

29/134,640

Decorative Edging Block

Robert Whiston

Bend Industries

D502,778

03/08/05

29/200,780
03/04/04

Extruded Organizer Bar

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

D505,020

05/17/05

29/193,756
11/13/03

Clothing Hanger Adapter

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

D507,060

06/05/05

29/194,172
11/20/03

Slatwall Extrusion

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

D507,355

07/12/05

29/200,781
03/04/04

Slatwall Extrusion

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

D513,535

01/10/06

29/220,881
01/07/05

Slatwall Groove Cover

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

D515,828

02/28/06

29/165,504
08/12/02

Clothing Hanger Adapter

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

D524,558

07/11/06

29/231,103
06/01/05

Clothing Hanger Adapter

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

D536,182

02/06/07

29/258,198
04/18/06

Clothing Hanger Adapter

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

D538,053

03/13/07

29/262,429
06/30/06

Clothing Hanger Adapter

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

D539,933

04/03/07

29/231,112
06/01/05

Attic Flooring Extrusion

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

D563,567

03/04/08

29/220,834
01/07/05

Slatwall Cover With Hardware Track

James Fischer

Jifram Extrusions

D566,221

04/08/08

29/280,206
05/21/07

Cartridge Holder

Walter Collins

Marble's Gun Sights

D579,754

11/04/08

29/288,137
05/31/07

Lip and Hinge Plate for a Dock Leveler

Denis Gleason

Nordock

D619,052

07/06/10

29/315,899
08/03/09

Pair of Motorcycle Footrests

Harry Mooren

D627,025

11/9/10

29/187,170
07/29/03

Sheet of Material having a Textured Top Surface upon which Devices Including Snowboards and Skis Slide

Jurgen Kranycan

GTS Global Sports

Click here to view the portfolio of U.S. Design Patents & U.S. Utility Patents by industry

Use the checkboxes to filter the patents by industry. Clicking on the patent number will open a new browser window on Google's Patent search engine. From there you can click to view the acutal patent.

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