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).

  • Publication number: 20140118867
    Abstract: Protection of a motor controller from a transient voltage and/or an over-voltage condition is described. A drive circuit includes a rectifier portion and at least one inductive device coupled to the rectifier portion. The drive circuit further includes at least one voltage clamping device coupled in parallel with the at least one inductive device, and at least one switching device configured to open as a function of a direct current (DC) link voltage value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Yao Da, David Allen Clendenen
  • Publication number: 20140079564
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Brian L. Beifus
  • Publication number: 20140070744
    Abstract: A drive circuit is provided for reducing conducted electromagnetic interference provided by a power line to a motor controller. The power line includes a first alternating current (AC) line output and a second AC line output. The drive circuit includes an EMI filter having a first input terminal, a second input terminal, a first output terminal, and a second output terminal. The first input terminal is configured to be coupled to the first AC line output and the second input terminal is configured to be coupled to the second AC line output. The drive circuit further includes at least two series-coupled filter capacitors positioned after the EMI filter and a power factor correction (PFC) choke. The PFC choke is coupled at a first end to the second output terminal and at a second end between the series-coupled filter capacitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Yao Da
  • Publication number: 20130234617
    Abstract: A current control system, and method for controlling current, and a lighting system including the same, are provided. The current control system includes front end circuitry to receive an input voltage and provide a regulated DC voltage to current source circuitry via a first input voltage terminal. Dimming interface circuitry provides a pulse width modulation signal to conversion circuitry, which uses the pulse width modulation signal to generate an analog voltage. The conversion circuitry sends the analog voltage to the current source circuitry via a second input voltage terminal. The current source circuitry uses the regulated DC voltage and the analog voltage to create an output current. The output current drives a load, which, in the lighting system, is one or more solid state light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventors: Ankit Sanghvi, Biju Antony, Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20130036756
    Abstract: An electric motor configured to drive an air moving device included within a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is described. The air moving device is configured to draw air through a condensing coil of the HVAC system from a first side of the condensing coil to a second side of the condensing coil. The motor includes a temperature sensor configured to measure an exhaust air temperature at the second side of the condensing coil and to generate a temperature signal that includes measured temperature information. The motor also includes a controller communicatively coupled to the temperature sensor and configured to receive the temperature signal and to control operation of the motor based at least partially on the temperature signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Wilfred Post, Roger Carlos Becerra, Kerry Baker Shelton, Paul Nathanael Selking
  • Publication number: 20130026962
    Abstract: A control system for a motor includes an inverter coupled to the motor. The control system further includes a microcontroller coupled to the inverter. The microcontroller includes a processor programmed to measure an input voltage and acquire a back EMF voltage of the motor. The processor is also programmed to control the inverter to regulate the motor voltage based on the input voltage and the back EMF voltage to facilitate controlling the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Ludovic Andre Chretien, Mark A. Brattoli, Glen C. Young
  • Publication number: 20120297819
    Abstract: A control system is described that includes a first rotating machine, a second rotating machine, and a motor controller physically mounted to and communicatively coupled with the first rotating machine and communicatively coupled with the second rotating machine. The motor controller includes a first PWM generator operable to generate a first set of pulse width modulated signals for application to the first rotating machine, and a second PWM generator operable to generate a second set of pulse modulated signals for application to the second rotating machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Ludovic Andre Chretien
  • Publication number: 20120224070
    Abstract: A camera is integrated into eyeglasses to allow hands-free recording of video or still images. The eyeglasses also include electronic components, such as a processor for encoding the video and a radio for transmitting the video. The eyeglasses may stream the video to a server, where the video may be viewed my other users. The eyeglasses may connect to a cellular data network to stream the data or connect to a nearby mobile device that relays the streaming video to the cellular data network. The size of the eyeglasses with the integrated camera may be reduced by overmolding wiring and/or electronic components into temples of the frame and coupling components with the integrated camera through the temples and the front frame of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Brent Burroff, Evan Lindquist, Carlos Becerra, Joe Taylor, Pieris Berreitter
  • Publication number: 20120161655
    Abstract: A ballast including an inverter circuit for providing an oscillating power signal for energizing at least one lamp. The inverter circuit includes a first transistor having a first gain and a second transistor having a second gain, each configured for alternately operating between a conductive state and a non-conductive state. The power signal has a waveform cycle comprising a first pulse generated when a first transistor operates in a conductive state, and a second pulse generated when the second transistor operates in a conductive state. The integral value of the first pulse of each waveform cycle of the power signal is different from the integral value of the second pulse of each waveform cycle such that a differential relationship between the first gain and the second gain is greater than or equal to a minimum value in order to minimize lamp striations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Martin, Carlos Becerra, Joseph Parisella, Paul Salvi
  • Patent number: 8079971
    Abstract: A spinal treatment system for treating a spinal region of a patient's back includes a harness configured to be coupled to a preselected location on the patient. A force transfer member is coupled to the harness and is configured to transfer force to the harness. A vibrational movement head is controlled by a computer and is configured to apply a preselected laterally vibrating force to the force application member extending therefrom. A vertical displacement member is coupled to the computer and is configured to move the vibrational movement head to a preselected vertical displacement relative to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: North American Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Carlos Becerra
  • Patent number: 7717870
    Abstract: A modality system that computes a signal having a first tension level, a second tension level, and transition tension levels between the first and second tension level, where the higher of the first and second tension levels includes an oscillation. The system communicates the signal to an electromechanical actuator to apply a modality treatment to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: North American Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, Markus Randel
  • Publication number: 20090299247
    Abstract: A spinal treatment system for treating a spinal region of a patient's back includes a harness configured to be coupled to a preselected location on the patient. A force transfer member is coupled to the harness and is configured to transfer force to the harness. A vibrational movement head is controlled by a computer and is configured to apply a preselected laterally vibrating force to the force application member extending therefrom. A vertical displacement member is coupled to the computer and is configured to move the vibrational movement head to a preselected vertical displacement relative to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: NORTH AMERICAN MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Carlos BECERRA
  • Publication number: 20090062856
    Abstract: A spinal treatment apparatus for applying a force to a patient includes a base portion, a telescoping support, a spinal distraction device and an actuator. The telescoping support is mounted on the base portion and includes a bottom member and a top member. The top member is engaged with the bottom member so that the top member has a retracted position and an extended position. The telescoping support is capable of withstanding a force, corresponding to the spinal treatment force, imparted on the top member, while in both the retracted position and the extended position. The spinal distraction device is mounted on the top member and applies the spinal treatment force to the patient. The actuator moves the top member vertically relative to the bottom member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: NORTH AMERICAN MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norman A. Smith, Carlos Becerra, Shelly O'Neil-Fleming
  • Patent number: 7462189
    Abstract: A spinal treatment apparatus for applying a force to a patient includes a base portion, a telescoping support, a spinal distraction device and an actuator. The telescoping support is mounted on the base portion and includes a bottom member and a top member. The top member is engaged with the bottom member so that the top member has a retracted position and an extended position. The telescoping support is capable of withstanding a force, corresponding to the spinal treatment force, imparted on the top member, while in both the retracted position and the extended position. The spinal distraction device is mounted on the top member and applies the spinal treatment force to the patient. The actuator moves the top member vertically relative to the bottom member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: North American Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Norman A. Smith, Carlos Becerra, Shelly O'Neil-Flemming
  • Publication number: 20080188780
    Abstract: A spinal treatment system for applying a preselected force regimen to a spine of a patient includes a treatment bed, having a head end and a foot end, is configured to support the patient. A harness is configured to transmit force to a portion of the spine of the patient. A cable having a first end is coupled to the harness and is configured to apply force to the harness. A matrix head is coupled to the cable and is configured to apply a force, having a force magnitude and a force direction, to the cable, so that the force direction varies along more than one axis. A vertical displacement drive is disposed adjacent to the foot end of the treatment bed and is configured to support the matrix head and to displace the matrix head along a vertical axis. A computer is programmed to drive the vertical displacement drive and the matrix head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: NORTH AMERICAN MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20080119731
    Abstract: An ultrasound system for imaging an object using data received from an ultrasound transducer employs a first touch screen configured to display ultrasound images and to receive control inputs relating to the images. A second touch screen is configured as a user input device. A processor is coupled to the ultrasound transducer so as to receive data therefrom. The processor is also coupled to the first touch screen and to the second touch screen. The processor is configured to generate ultrasound images based on the data received from the ultrasound transducer. The processor is also configured to cause the first touch screen to display the ultrasound images. The processor is also configured to receive control input data from the first touch screen and the second touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: NORTH AMERICAN MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, William K. Chandler, Abebaw Zeleke
  • Publication number: 20070262247
    Abstract: A mechanism for mapping an anatomical characteristic of a patient includes a treatment bed having a top surface. A fiber Bragg grating channel is disposed along at least a portion of the treatment bed near the top surface and includes a fiber optic waveguide defining a plurality of spaced-apart Bragg-type gratings. A multi-wavelength light source generates a beam that is in optical communication with the fiber Bragg grating channel. A detector, in optical communication with the fiber Bragg grating channel, detects reflections of light from at least one of the Bragg-type gratings. A computer is programmed to calculate at least one anatomical characteristic based on a characteristic of at least one of the reflection of light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, William K. Chandler, Scott Powers, Abebaw Zeleke
  • Publication number: 20070201885
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for determining if a media jam has been detected by a print engine, an input device, or an output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Kim Brown, Brian Watts, Carlos Becerra
  • Patent number: D562984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: North American Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, William K. Chandler
  • Patent number: D584819
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: North American Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, William K. Chandler