Patents by Inventor Robert J. Kosmicki

Robert J. Kosmicki 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).

  • Publication number: 20200191168
    Abstract: The present invention relates in general to the field of fluid reaction surfaces, and more specifically, to a fluid-foil impeller and method of use. One aspect of the fluid-foil impeller utilizes a plurality of fluid-foil discs that may be of uniform and/or variable thickness and configured to rotate rapidly in series to produce propulsion. Each fluid-foil disc comprises a leading edge, a trailing edge, a chord and a fixed pitch. The fluid-foil impeller may further include a standard or Venturi shroud that is designed to encompass the plurality of fluid-foil discs. The plurality of fluid-foil discs are configured to act in cooperation with the shroud to reduce losses incurred from turbulence and the conversion of mechanical work to fluid movement. Fluid may be acted upon by the plurality of fluid-foil discs and/or shroud, singly or in an array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Kosmicki, Perry D. Smith, Jacob B. Smith, Julianne S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190381562
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for using magnetic fields (e.g., changing magnetic fields) to control metal flow conditions during casting (e.g., casting of an ingot, billet, or slab). The magnetic fields can be introduced using rotating permanent magnets or electromagnets. The magnetic fields can be used to induce movement of the molten metal in a desired direction, such as in a rotating pattern around the surface of the molten sump. The magnetic fields can be used to induce metal flow conditions in the molten sump to increase homogeneity in the molten sump and resultant ingot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel R. Wagstaff, Wayne J. Fenton, Robert B. Wagstaff, Milan Felberbaum, Todd F. Bischoff, Tina J. Kosmicki
  • Patent number: 10464127
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for using magnetic fields (e.g., changing magnetic fields) to control metal flow conditions during casting (e.g., casting of an ingot, billet, or slab). The magnetic fields can be introduced using rotating permanent magnets or electromagnets. The magnetic fields can be used to induce movement of the molten metal in a desired direction, such as in a rotating pattern around the surface of the molten sump. The magnetic fields can be used to induce metal flow conditions in the molten sump to increase homogeneity in the molten sump and resultant ingot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NOVELIS INC.
    Inventors: Samuel R. Wagstaff, Wayne J. Fenton, Robert B. Wagstaff, Milan Felberbaum, Todd F. Bischoff, Tina J. Kosmicki