Patents by Inventor Roger Carlos Becerra

Roger 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: 11879472
    Abstract: A control system for an electric motor for a fluid moving apparatus includes a drive circuit and a processor. The drive circuit regulates power supplied to the motor to generate fluid flow. The processor is coupled to the drive circuit and controls the drive circuit to operate the motor at a first speed and torque, and at a second speed and torque, receive a first flow corresponding to the first speed and torque, determine a second flow based on a ratio of the first flow to the first speed, and corresponding to the second speed and torque. The processor is configured to define an algorithm based on the first and second speed, torque, and flow, compute a set point for a demanded flow using the algorithm, and control the drive circuit based on the set point to supply power to the motor and generate the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Yang, Brian Lee Beifus, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Patent number: 11881801
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra, Kamron Mark Wright, Lester Benjamin Manz
  • Publication number: 20230344379
    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: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra, Kamron Mark Wright, Lester Benjamin Manz
  • Patent number: 11761665
    Abstract: A motor controller for an electric motor for driving a blower to generate an airflow. The motor controller includes a processor and a drive circuit configured to regulate power supplied to the motor to turn the blower. The processor computes a system resistance for the blower based on a fixed set point for a first control parameter and a feedback parameter. The processor receives an airflow rate demand value and computes an operating set point for a second control parameter based on the system resistance and the airflow rate demand value. The processor controls the drive circuit based on the operating set point to supply electrical power to the electric motor and to operate the blower to generate the airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Yang, Brian Lee Beifus, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Patent number: 11716040
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra, Kamron Mark Wright, Lester Benjamin Manz
  • Patent number: 11546678
    Abstract: An electric motor communication system for use with a fluid moving system and using at least one wireless sensor network is provided. The electric motor communication system includes an electric motor that includes a motor management device configured to transmit and receive input signals via the wireless sensor network, and a processing device coupled to said motor management device and configured to control said electric motor based at least in part on input signals received at said motor management device. The electric motor communication system also includes at least one external device configured to collect data and to transmit said input signals, via the wireless sensor network, to said electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Li, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Patent number: 11515765
    Abstract: A motor control assembly for an electric motor. The motor control assembly is configured to be coupled to the electric motor, and includes a wireless communication module, an input power connector, and an inverter module. The wireless communication module is configured to receive a wireless signal from a system controller. The input power connector is configured to receive a DC voltage from an external power supply module. The inverter module is coupled to the wireless communication module and the input power connector. The inverter module is configured to convert the DC voltage to an AC voltage to operate the electric motor according to the wireless signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20220316744
    Abstract: A control system for an electric motor configured to drive a fluid-moving apparatus. The control system includes a drive circuit and a processor coupled in communication with the drive circuit. The processor is configured to control the drive circuit to operate the electric motor at a plurality of control values of a control parameter and determine, for each of the plurality of control values, a fluid-flow value and a feedback value, the feedback value corresponding to a feedback parameter, compute a mathematical relationship between fluid-flow rate and one of the control parameter or the feedback parameter, receive a fluid-flow rate demand value, compute an operating setpoint for the control parameter based on the fluid-flow rate demand value and the computed mathematical relationship, and control the drive circuit to operate the electric motor at the operating setpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Bin Yang, Brian Lee Beifus, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20220062487
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure includes a fluid moving system. The fluid moving system includes a fluid moving apparatus configured to convey a fluid through a housing from an inlet to an outlet. The fluid moving system includes an active cleaning device configured to neutralize or remove at least a portion of an undesired matter from the fluid conveyed through the housing. The fluid moving system includes an electric motor including a rotor coupled to the fluid moving apparatus and configured to turn the fluid moving apparatus upon application of electric power to a stator of the electric motor. The fluid moving system includes a motor controller communicatively coupled to the electric motor and configured to control at least one of a speed output or a torque output thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, William Stuart Gatley, William Arthur Ziegler, Mohamad Khalil Dahouk, Michael David Smith, Audwin William Cash, Zachary Joseph Stauffer, Brian Lee Beifus, John Carl Kunze, Ramin Rezaei, Joseph A. Henry
  • Publication number: 20220065470
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure includes a fluid moving system. The fluid moving system includes a fluid moving apparatus configured to convey a fluid through a housing from an inlet to an outlet. The fluid moving system includes an active cleaning device configured to neutralize or remove at least a portion of an undesired matter from the fluid conveyed through the housing. The fluid moving system includes an electric motor including a rotor coupled to the fluid moving apparatus and configured to turn the fluid moving apparatus upon application of electric power to a stator of the electric motor. The fluid moving system includes a motor controller communicatively coupled to the electric motor and configured to control at least one of a speed output or a torque output thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Mohamad Khalil Dahouk, Roger Carlos Becerra, Zachary Joseph Stauffer, Ludovic Andre Chretien, Michael David Smith, Scott A. Coonrod, Ramin Rezaei
  • Patent number: 11239776
    Abstract: A motor controller having low standby power consumption is provided. The motor controller includes a direct current (DC) bus. The motor controller also includes a low-power supply. The motor controller also includes an inverter configured to control a supply of current to stator windings of a motor. The motor controller also includes a switch circuit coupled between the DC bus and the low-power supply. The motor controller also includes a switch controller coupled to the switch circuit and configured to be coupled to a system controller. The switch controller is configured to control the switch circuit to electrically decouple, in response to detecting an absence of a control signal from the system controller, the DC bus from the low-power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Li, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20210277908
    Abstract: A control system for an electric motor for a fluid moving apparatus includes a drive circuit and a processor. The drive circuit regulates power supplied to the motor to generate fluid flow. The processor is coupled to the drive circuit and controls the drive circuit to operate the motor at a first speed and torque, and at a second speed and torque, receive a first flow corresponding to the first speed and torque, determine a second flow based on a ratio of the first flow to the first speed, and corresponding to the second speed and torque. The processor is configured to define an algorithm based on the first and second speed, torque, and flow, compute a set point for a demanded flow using the algorithm, and control the drive circuit based on the set point to supply power to the motor and generate the flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Bin Yang, Brian Lee Beifus, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20210143766
    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: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra, Kamron Mark Wright, Lester Benjamin Manz
  • Publication number: 20210092497
    Abstract: An electric motor communication system for use with a fluid moving system and using at least one wireless sensor network is provided. The electric motor communication system includes an electric motor that includes a motor management device configured to transmit and receive input signals via the wireless sensor network, and a processing device coupled to said motor management device and configured to control said electric motor based at least in part on input signals received at said motor management device. The electric motor communication system also includes at least one external device configured to collect data and to transmit said input signals, via the wireless sensor network, to said electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ming Li, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Patent number: 10931219
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra, Kamron Mark Wright, Lester Benjamin Manz
  • Patent number: 10908590
    Abstract: A motor controller coupled to a motor is provided. The motor controller includes a processor, a memory coupled to the processor, a first input coupled to the processor, wherein the first input is associated with a first mode of operation, and a second input coupled to the processor, wherein the second input is associated with a calibration mode. The motor controller is configured to receive, through the first input, a first activation signal, operate the motor in the first mode of operation in response to receiving the first activation signal, while operating the motor in the first mode of operation, receive, through the second input, a second activation signal, in response to receiving the first activation signal and the second activation signal, adjust a value of a parameter associated with the first mode of operation, and store the value of the parameter in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Brian Lee Beifus, Ludovic Andre Chretien, Yao Da, Glen Chester Young
  • Patent number: 10880624
    Abstract: An electric motor communication system for use with a fluid moving system and using at least one wireless sensor network is provided. The electric motor communication system includes an electric motor that includes a motor management device configured to transmit and receive input signals via the wireless sensor network, and a processing device coupled to said motor management device and configured to control said electric motor based at least in part on input signals received at said motor management device. The electric motor communication system also includes at least one external device configured to collect data and to transmit said input signals, via the wireless sensor network, to said electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Li, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Publication number: 20200381982
    Abstract: A motor control assembly for an electric motor. The motor control assembly is configured to be coupled to the electric motor, and includes a wireless communication module, an input power connector, and an inverter module. The wireless communication module is configured to receive a wireless signal from a system controller. The input power connector is configured to receive a DC voltage from an external power supply module. The inverter module is coupled to the wireless communication module and the input power connector. The inverter module is configured to convert the DC voltage to an AC voltage to operate the electric motor according to the wireless signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra
  • Patent number: 10844861
    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: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Carlos Becerra, Brian L. Beifus
  • Patent number: 10819254
    Abstract: A drive circuit for a permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor includes an inverter, a solid state switch, and a contactor coupled in parallel with the solid state switch. The inverter is configured to supply variable frequency current to the PSC motor over a first duration. The solid state switch is configured to supply line frequency current to the PSC motor at the expiration of the first duration. The contactor is configured to supply the line frequency current to the PSC motor over a second duration beginning when the contactor closes after expiration of the first duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra