Patents by Inventor Carlos Becerra

Carlos Becerra 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: 10006462
    Abstract: An electric motor communication system for use with a fluid moving system is provided. The electric motor communication system includes an electric motor including a wireless communication device configured to transmit and receive wireless signals, and a processing device coupled to the wireless communication device and configured to control the electric motor based at least in part on wireless signals received at the wireless communication device. The electric motor communication system further includes at least one external device configured to communicate wirelessly with the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Brian L. Beifus
  • Patent number: 9995305
    Abstract: A fluid flow system is provided. The system includes a rotation producing device, a first fluid flow device coupled to the rotation producing device and a second fluid flow device coupled to the rotation producing device and spaced from the first fluid flow device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman Carl Golm, Jr., Rachel Barbara Cocks, Roger Carlos Becerra, Michael Allen Marks, John Sheldon Wagley, Greg Heins
  • Patent number: 9979328
    Abstract: A dual-drive electric motor control system configured to drive a first electric motor and a second electric motor is provided. The system includes a shared front-end motor drive circuit for converting AC input voltage from an AC voltage source to a DC-link voltage. A first control system has a first inverter coupled to the shared front-end motor drive circuit, and a first switch device configured to couple the AC voltage source directly to the first electric motor. The system further includes a second control system having a second inverter coupled to the shared front-end motor drive circuit, and a second switch device configured to couple the AC voltage source directly to the second electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Patent number: 9979341
    Abstract: Methods and systems for programming an electric motor are provided. An electric motor controller configured to be coupled to an electric motor is configured to control the electric motor to produce torque when direct current (DC) link voltage has up to 100% voltage ripple. The controller includes a first power input, a second power input, and a third power input, an energized line detection device, and a microprocessor. Each power input is configured to receive power from an alternating current (AC) power source. The energized line detection device is configured to sense which power input has received power from the AC power source and output an isolated signal. The microprocessor is coupled downstream from the energized line detection device and is configured to determine an operating profile for the electric motor based on the isolated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Ludovic Andre Chretien, Glen Chester Young
  • Patent number: 9935576
    Abstract: A controller and methods for hybrid operation control of an electric motor in an electric motor system are provided. The controller is configured to receive a speed command for operating the electric motor, measure available voltage on an inverter configured to provide conditioned AC voltage to the electric motor, and determine a winding phase angle difference based on the received speed command and the measured available inverter voltage. The controller is also configured to adjust a phase angle difference between winding voltage commands for the switches of the inverter using the determined winding phase angle difference, and apply the winding voltage commands including the adjusted phase angle difference to the inverter switches to control the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Patent number: 9825560
    Abstract: An interleaved bridgeless power factor correction (PFC) converter-based motor drive system is provided. The system includes a first inductor coupled to a second inductor. The coupled first and second inductors are coupled to a first input configured to be coupled to a first line of an alternating current (AC) power supply. The system also includes a third inductor coupled to a fourth inductor. The coupled third and fourth inductors are coupled to a second input configured to be coupled to a second line of the AC power supply. The system further includes a digital active power factor correction (PFC) controller configured to cause current in at least one of the coupled first and second inductors and the coupled third and fourth inductors to be interleaved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Li, Peizhong Yi, Roger Carlos Becerra, Ludovic Andre Chretien
  • Patent number: 9806626
    Abstract: An electric motor controller and methods of determining which input power line of a plurality of input power lines of a motor drive controller has been energized are provided. An electric motor controller configured to be coupled to an electric motor includes a plurality of power input lines configured to receive an alternating current (AC) input voltage from an AC power source, an energized line detection device configured to sense that a power input line has been energized by the AC power source, and configured to output an isolated signal, and a rectifier configured to convert the AC input voltage having a frequency to a direct current (DC) voltage. The controller also includes a computing device coupled downstream from the energized line detection device and configured to determine which input power line has been energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Ludovic Andre Chretien, Yao Da, Peizhong Yi, Lester Benjamin Manz
  • Patent number: 9806660
    Abstract: A control system for a permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor is provided herein. The control system includes a motor drive circuit configured to condition AC input voltage from an AC voltage source to an output voltage for operating the PSC motor at a variable speed. The control system also includes a switch device configured to couple the AC input voltage from the AC voltage source directly to the PSC motor for operating the PSC motor at a fixed speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20170310187
    Abstract: An electric motor control system and methods of manufacture are provided. The system includes a power supply module including a printed circuit board (PCB) and a plurality of power processing components configured to convert an input voltage into an output voltage. The system also includes a motor management module including an encapsulated, heat-sharing package for housing a plurality of moisture-sensitive driver components configured to convert the output voltage from the power supply module and provide output voltages for application to windings of the electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Ming Li, Mohamad Khalil Dahouk
  • Patent number: 9800188
    Abstract: Hybrid motor drive circuits configured to drive a motor are provided herein. A hybrid motor drive circuit includes an inverter coupled to the motor and configured to drive the motor when a motor commanded frequency is not within a predetermined range of line input power frequencies. The hybrid motor drive circuit also includes a first switch device configured to couple line input power to an output of the inverter when the motor commanded frequency is within the predetermined range of line input power frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20170296209
    Abstract: In a method of treating a patient having diffuse plaque and/or a plaque mass associated with Peyronie's disease in a penile region, a battery of tests is performed to quantify an initial state of parameters associated with Peyronie's disease in the patient. Low intensity shock wave therapy is applied to the plaque mass in the penile region, thereby softening the plaque mass and disrupting any calcification in the plaque mass. Carbon dioxide is injected into the plaque mass. The battery of tests is repeated to quantify a current state of parameters associated with Peyronie's disease in the patient and the current state is compared to the initial state. The aforementioned treatment steps are repeated until the current state differs from the initial state by at least a predetermined amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: BMR Medical LLC
    Inventors: Steven Morganstern, Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20170258674
    Abstract: In a method of treating erectile dysfunction in a patient, a predetermined course of external counter-pulsation treatment is applied to a lower body portion of the patient. After the predetermined course of external counter-pulsation treatment is applied, a predetermined course of low intensity shockwave treatment is applied to a penile area of the patient. After the course of low intensity shockwave treatment, a predetermined course of carboxy therapy is applied to a corpora cavernosa of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: BMR Medical LLC
    Inventors: Steven Morganstern, Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20170234556
    Abstract: A motor control system for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) applications is described. The motor control system includes a thermostat and an electronically commutated motor (ECM) coupled to the thermostat. The ECM is configured to retrofit an existing non-ECM electric motor included in an HVAC application and to operate in one of a plurality of HVAC modes. The HVAC modes include at least one of a heating mode, a cooling mode, and a continuous fan mode. The HVAC mode is determined based at least partially on outputs provided by the thermostat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Steven A. Nardin, Michael R. Koller, Andrew C. Barry, Brian L. Beifus, Andrew M. Knollman
  • Patent number: 9735725
    Abstract: Protection of an electric motor drive controller from a transient voltage is described herein. The transient voltage is provided by an alternating current (AC) power line that includes a line conductor, a neutral conductor, and a ground conductor. The transient voltage protection system includes a first stage protection device coupled to an input of a rectifier of the motor drive controller. The first stage protection device is configured to suppress the transient voltage to prevent damage to the motor drive controller. The transient voltage protection system also includes a second stage protection device coupled between the rectifier and an inverter of the motor drive controller. The second stage protection device is configured to further suppress the transient voltage to prevent damage to the inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: David Allen Clendenen, Yao Da, Ludovic Andre Chretien, Ming Li, Steven P. Richardville, Roger Carlos Becerra, Glen Chester Young
  • Publication number: 20170207763
    Abstract: An EMI filter is described that includes an input having first and second input terminals, and an output having first and second output terminals. A first conductive path is defined between the first input and output terminals, and a second conductive path is defined between the second input and output terminals. The EMI filter also includes a first choke device coupled across the first and second conductive paths, and a first Y capacitor including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end coupled to the first conductive path downstream from the first choke device. The EMI filter further includes a second Y capacitor including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end coupled to the second conductive path downstream from the first choke device, and a second choke device coupled to an inverter output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Ming Li, Joseph Carnes, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Patent number: 9657960
    Abstract: A motor control system for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) applications is described. The motor control system includes a thermostat and an electronically commutated motor (ECM) coupled to the thermostat. The ECM is configured to retrofit an existing non-ECM electric motor included in an HVAC application and to operate in one of a plurality of HVAC modes. The HVAC modes include at least one of a heating mode, a cooling mode, and a continuous fan mode. The HVAC mode is determined based at least partially on outputs provided by the thermostat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Steven A. Nardin, Michael R. Koller, Andrew C. Barry, Brian L. Beifus, Andrew M. Knollman
  • Publication number: 20170077857
    Abstract: Hybrid motor drive circuits configured to drive a motor are provided herein. A hybrid motor drive circuit includes an inverter coupled to the motor and configured to drive the motor when a motor commanded frequency is not within a predetermined range of line input power frequencies. The hybrid motor drive circuit also includes a first switch device configured to couple line input power to an output of the inverter when the motor commanded frequency is within the predetermined range of line input power frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20170077859
    Abstract: Controllers for controlling hybrid motor drive circuits configured to drive a motor are provided herein. A controller is configured to drive the motor using an inverter when a motor commanded frequency is not within a predetermined range of line input power frequencies, and couple line input power to an output of the inverter using a first switch device when the motor commanded frequency is within the predetermined range of line input power frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: LUDOVIC ANDRE CHRETIEN, ROGER CARLOS BECERRA, KAMRON MARK WRIGHT, LESTER BENJAMIN MANZ
  • Publication number: 20170063260
    Abstract: An electric motor controller, an electric motor drive circuit, and methods for combined electric motor control are provided. The drive circuit is configured to drive a first electric motor and a second electric motor. The drive circuit includes a rectifier configured to convert an AC input voltage to a pulsed DC voltage, and a first DC link electrically coupled to the rectifier. The first DC-link includes a low-capacitance capacitor having a capacitance less than 10 ?F. The drive circuit also includes a first inverter coupled to the first DC-link, the first inverter configured to generate a conditioned output voltage to drive the first electric motor, a second DC-link electrically coupled to the first DC-link, and a second inverter coupled to the second DC-link. The second inverter is configured to generate a conditioned output voltage to drive the second electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: MING LI, Roger Carlos Becerra, Ludovic Andre Chretien
  • Patent number: 9537442
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling an electric motor are provided herein. The system is configured to be coupled to a power supply. The electric motor system includes a rectifier, an electric motor, and a microcontroller. The rectifier is configured to convert an alternating current (AC) voltage input to a direct current (DC) voltage. The microcontroller is configured to extract power from a generator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra, Steven W. Post