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: 7254842
    Abstract: A self-examination device including (i) a first layer formed of two sheets of material connected to form a plurality of enclosures encapsulating fluid therein and (ii) a second layer composed of a sheet of material opposing the first layer and attached to the first layer along a first portion to form a cavity between the first and second layers. The second layer is unattached to the first layer along a second portion to form an opening to the cavity to receive at least a portion of a hand to enable a person to perform a self-examination via the enclosures of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Sante Feminine Limited
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, David Williams
  • Publication number: 20070027422
    Abstract: A cervical traction device includes a base, a cervical force application member, and a motor operably attached to the cervical force application member. The motor preferably drives the cervical application member through a friction drive system in order to provide a force to a person's cervical vertebrae. The friction drive system provides overload protection to prevent application of excessive traction forces to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, William Chandler, Scott Powers, Abebaw Zeleke
  • Publication number: 20060287619
    Abstract: A modality system and method for performing modality treatments on patients. The modality system may compute a signal having a first tension level, a second tension level, and transition tension levels between the first and second tension levels. At least a portion of the transition tension levels may form a curve. The higher of the first and second tension levels may include an oscillation. The signal may be communicated to an electromechanical actuator to apply a modality treatment to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: North American Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, Markus Randel
  • Publication number: 20060090243
    Abstract: A self-examination device including (i) a first layer formed of two sheets of material connected to form a plurality of enclosures encapsulating fluid therein and (ii) a second layer composed of a sheet of material opposing the first layer and attached to the first layer along a first portion to form a cavity between the first and second layers. The second layer is unattached to the first layer along a second portion to form an opening to the cavity to receive at least a portion of a hand to enable a person to perform a self-examination via the enclosures of the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, David Williams
  • Publication number: 20060058720
    Abstract: A cervical traction device includes a base, a cervical force application member, and a motor operably attached to the cervical force application member. The motor preferably drives the cervical application member through a direct drive system in order to provide a force to a person's cervical vertebra. The cervical traction device may also include a linear actuator for elevating the person's head to direct the force applied to the cervical vertebra. When integrated on a vertebral distraction machine, the cervical traction device includes its own motor for applying force to the cervical vertebra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, Norman Smith, Markus Randel, Tony Copeland
  • Publication number: 20060029401
    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: August 3, 2004
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Kim Brown, Brian Watts, Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20060015145
    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: July 6, 2005
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Norman Smith, Carlos Becerra, Shelly Fleming
  • Patent number: 6984217
    Abstract: A cervical traction device includes a base, a cervical force application member, and a motor operably attached to the cervical force application member. The motor preferably drives the cervical application member through a direct drive system in order to provide a force to a person's cervical vertebra. The cervical traction device may also include a linear actuator for elevating the person's head to direct the force applied to the cervical vertebra. When integrated on a vertebral distraction machine, the cervical traction device includes its own motor for applying force to the cervical vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: North American Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, Norman A. Smith, Markus Randel, Tony Copeland
  • Publication number: 20050192517
    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: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Applicant: North American Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, Markus Randel
  • Publication number: 20050010152
    Abstract: A cervical traction device includes a base, a cervical force application member, and a motor operably attached to the cervical force application member. The motor preferably drives the cervical application member through a direct drive system in order to provide a force to a person's cervical vertebra. The cervical traction device may also include a linear actuator for elevating the person's head to direct the force applied to the cervical vertebra. When integrated on a vertebral distraction machine, the cervical traction device includes its own motor for applying force to the cervical vertebra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Carlos Becerra, Norman Smith, Markus Randel, Tony Copeland
  • Patent number: 6152950
    Abstract: A therapeutic traction table for the treatment of low back pain includes a bed pivotable from a vertical to a horizontal position for facilitating the placement of a person in a horizontal position on the bed. An upper body harness and underarm supports anchor the upper body of the person to the bed. A lower body harness is attached to the lower body pelvic portion of the person, and includes an inflatable air bladder for positioning within the posterior cavity of the lumbar spine formed between the lower back of the person and the bed for relaxing low back muscles during a pulling force on the spine. A traction unit includes a strap connected to the lower body harness for providing a pulling force between the upper body and the lower body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Cluster Technology Corp.
    Inventors: C. Norman Shealy, Carlos Becerra, Joseph Medeiros, Charity Martin