Patents by Inventor Michael J. Audino

Michael J. Audino 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: 7320331
    Abstract: An in-situ plasma cleaning device (PCD) performs an atomic surface cleaning process to remove contaminants and/or to modify the cylindrical surfaces of both the target and substrate. The atomic cleaning process utilizes a plasma generated locally within the in-situ plasma cleaning device with suitable properties to clean both the target and substrate cylindrical surfaces either concurrently or separately. Moreover, the in-situ plasma cleaning device is designed to traverse the length of the target and the substrate cylindrical surfaces during the cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secrertary of the Army
    Inventors: Michael J. Audino, Michael Cipollo, David Glocker, Kevin Miner, Patrick Vottis
  • Patent number: 5078045
    Abstract: The invention is a gun mount exerciser to force a cannon through its recoil otion which otherwise occurs only when the cannon is fired. The exerciser includes a frame that rests on the outer casing that is fixed around the cannon. The frame is translated on a stationary member by actuation of a fluidically operated cylinder mounted to the stationary member. The frame is fixed to the outer casing of the gun so that translation of the frame effects translation of the outer casing and the cannon itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Michael J. Audino, Gary Brownell, John Jorczak, Victor Nerses