Patents by Inventor Dandan ZHANG

Dandan ZHANG 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: 20210371236
    Abstract: A system for enabling a mobile robot to utilize an elevator autonomously comprises a pressing module including at least one pressing finger adapted to press elevator call buttons on an elevator call control panel. A lifting device of the system supports the pressing module and selectively adjusts a height position of the pressing module for aligning the at least one pressing finger on the pressing module to height positions horizontally aligned with the elevator call buttons. A controller wirelessly communicates with the mobile robot and the pressing module. In response to a command sent by the mobile robot, the controller instructs the pressing module to press an elevator call button on the elevator call control panel associated with the command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH, Kunshan League Automechanism Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Fengchun Xie, Mingyang Weng
  • Patent number: 11179834
    Abstract: An elastic sealing ring expanding apparatus includes a base on which a plurality of posts are disposed, an assembly platform supported on the base by the posts, a plurality of rods movably mounted on the assembly platform, and a driving device mounted on the base. The driving device is configured to drive the rods to move from a center of a rectangle toward a plurality of corners of the rectangle along a plurality of straight paths, expanding an elastic sealing ring sleeved on the rods into a rectangular ring with a predetermined length-width ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation, Suzhou Harmontronics Automation Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Zhou, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Huiyou Zhou
  • Publication number: 20210354297
    Abstract: An automatic depalletizing system comprises a robot including a gripper adapted to grip a logistics box and to unload logistics boxes stacked on a pallet. The system further includes a three-dimensional camera adapted to identify a position and an orientation of the logistics boxes so as to guide the robot to unload the logistics boxes from the pallet in a sequential manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Dandan Zhang, Qing Zhou, Fengchun Xie, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Lvhai Hu, Lei Yang, Ye Zhang, Ming Ni, Dong Xu
  • Publication number: 20210354189
    Abstract: A stamping strip manufacturing system comprises a stamping machine forming terminals in a strip by stamping, a supply reel around which the strip to be stamped is wound for supplying the strip to be stamped to the stamping machine, and a recovery reel around which the stamped strip is wound for recovering the stamped strip. The system further includes an autonomous mobile robot on which a cutting tool and a welding tool are mounted. The autonomous mobile robot is adapted to cut off an unqualified strip segment of the stamped strip having an unqualified terminal by operating the cutting tool, and to weld two cut ends of the cut strip to each other by operating the welding tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH, TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Fengchun Xie, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Josef Sinder, Zongjie Tao, Xiaochen Yu, Swapnilsinh Solanki, Jiankun Zhou, Tim Darr
  • Publication number: 20210354190
    Abstract: A stamping strip manufacturing system comprises a stamping machine forming terminals in a strip by stamping. A supply reel around which a strip to be stamped is wound supplies the strip to be stamped to the stamping machine, and a recovery reel around which the stamped strip is wound recovers the stamped strip. A strip cutting and welding device of the system cuts off an unqualified strip segment of the strip having an unqualified terminal and welds two cut ends of the cut strip to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH, TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Fengchun Xie, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Josef Sinder, Zongjie Tao, Xiaochen Yu, Swapnilsinh Solanki, Jiankun Zhou, Tim Darr
  • Publication number: 20210354945
    Abstract: A stamping strip reel replacing system includes an autonomous mobile robot and an automatic guide vehicle. The autonomous mobile robot is adapted to autonomously move to a position where a reel driving shaft for mounting the reel is located, and includes a grabbing tool for grabbing the reel. The automatic guide vehicle moves together with the autonomous mobile robot, and carries an empty reel wound with no stamping strip. The autonomous mobile robot is further adapted to unload a full reel wound with the stamping strip from the reel driving shaft and place the unloaded full reel onto the automatic guide vehicle by operating the grabbing tool. The autonomous mobile robot is further adapted to grab the empty reel from the automatic guide vehicle and mount the grabbed empty reel onto the reel driving shaft by operating the grabbing tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH, TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Fengchun Xie, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Josef Sinder, Zongjie Tao, Xiaochen Yu, Swapnilsinh Solanki, Jiankun Zhou, Tim Darr
  • Patent number: 11177638
    Abstract: A cable foil layer processing equipment includes a rack, a knife holder installed on the rack, a plurality of cutters movably installed on the knife holder and arranged in a crisscross manner in a vertical plane, and a linear moving mechanism configured to move linearly in a horizontal direction parallel to an axial direction of a cable. The rack is installed on the linear moving mechanism so as to move linearly in the horizontal direction along with the linear moving mechanism. The cutters clamp a foil layer of the cable in a radial direction of the cable. The linear moving mechanism drives the knife holder to move in the horizontal direction so as to cut the foil layer of the cable into a plurality of equal parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Yuting He, Yun Liu, Tao Li, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 11175236
    Abstract: An image acquisition system includes a feeding unit supplying a product, a product pickup platform onto which the product is supplied by the feeding unit, and a camera capturing an image of the product on the product pickup platform. The camera identifies a position and an angle of the product based on the image. The image acquisition system includes a robot gripping the product from the product pickup platform based on the position and the angle identified by the camera and an image acquisition platform onto which the product is placed by the robot. An imaging microscope of the image acquisition system captures an image of a surface of the product facing upwards on the image acquisition platform and a computer stores the image of the surface of the product captured by the imaging microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Hongtao Liu, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Changjun Wang, Lei Zhou, Zongjie Tao
  • Patent number: 11160173
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus comprises a first fixing device and a second fixing device. The first fixing device is adapted to position and fix a circuit board having at least one pad. The first fixing device has a first positioning groove adapted to position the circuit board. The second fixing device is adapted to position and fix at least one wire. The second fixing device has at least one second positioning groove adapted to position the at least one wire. Each second positioning groove is aligned with a corresponding pad on the circuit board so that the wire in the second positioning groove is aligned with the corresponding pad on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Measurement Specialties (Chengdu) Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Lan Gong, Qian Ying, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Yun Liu, Lin Ye, Yong Yan, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Qinglong Zeng
  • Patent number: 11141807
    Abstract: A wire automatic soldering system includes a carrier adapted to load an electrical product to be soldered, a robot adapted to grip and move the carrier on which the electrical product is loaded, a solder paste container containing a solder paste, and a heater configured to heat the solder paste and melt the solder paste into a liquid. The robot moves a plurality of wires of the electrical product into the solder paste container to solder the wires together with the solder paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Servies GmbH, Measurement Specialties (Chengdu) Ltd., Shenzhen AMI Technology Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fengchun Xie, Dandan Zhang, Roberto-Francisco Yi Lu, Lvhai Hu, Qinglong Zeng, Lan Gong, Qian Ying, Yingcong Deng, Yun Liu
  • Patent number: 11134600
    Abstract: An assembly system that includes a robot adapted to grip an electronic device to be mounted on a circuit board, a first vision system that identifies a position and a posture of the electronic device gripped by the robot, a fixing device that fixe a plurality of circuit boards thereon, and a second vision system that identifies a position and a posture of the circuit board fixed on the fixing device. The robot mounts the gripped electronic device on a circuit board under the visual guidance of the first vision system and the second vision system. The view field of the second vision system is not capable of completely covering a surface region of all circuit boards fixed on the fixing device. The assembly system further includes a moving mechanism that moves the second vision system in a first horizontal direction and a second horizontal direction perpendicular to the first horizontal direction, so that the second vision system completes identification of all circuit boards on the fixing device step by step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Tyco Electronics Polska Sp. z.o.o., TE Connectivity Corporation, Kunshan League Automechanism Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Jaroslaw Kowalski, Andrzej Przybylski, Jaroslaw Grzebski, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Fengchun Xie, Yun Liu, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Haidong Wu, Hui Xiao
  • Patent number: 11067383
    Abstract: A concentricity measurement platform includes a vision system capturing an image of an annular member to be measured and a computer system communicatively coupled to the vision system. The computer system calculates a concentricity of the annular member based on the image captured by the vision system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Hongtao Liu, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Lei Zhou
  • Patent number: 11064614
    Abstract: A carrier includes a base on which a circuit board is mounted, a loading device mounted on the base, a first pressing device mounted on the base, and a second pressing device mounted on the base. The loading device is configured to load an electronic device on the base. The first pressing device is configured to press a first lead end protruding from the electronic device on the circuit board to electrically contact the circuit board. The second pressing device is configured to press a second lead end of the electronic device on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation, Measurement Specialties (Chengdu) Ltd.
    Inventors: Fengchun Xie, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Lvhai Hu, Qinglong Zeng, Lan Gong, Qian Ying, Yingcong Deng, Yun Liu
  • Patent number: 11051408
    Abstract: A fixing device adapted to fix at least one needle-shaped member comprises a fixing base and a fixing mechanism. The fixing base has at least one positioning groove disposed at a front end of the fixing base. The needle-shaped member is adapted to be positioned in the positioning groove. The fixing mechanism has at least one pressing protrusion at a front end of the fixing mechanism. The pressing protrusion is adapted to press and hold the needle-shaped member in the positioning groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. TE, Connectivity Corporation, Measurement Specialties (Chengdu) Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Lan Gong, Qian Ying, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Yun Liu, Qinglong Zeng, Yong Yan, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Publication number: 20210194225
    Abstract: A cable foil layer processing equipment includes a rack, a knife holder installed on the rack, a plurality of cutters movably installed on the knife holder and arranged in a crisscross manner in a vertical plane, and a linear moving mechanism configured to move linearly in a horizontal direction parallel to an axial direction of a cable. The rack is installed on the linear moving mechanism so as to move linearly in the horizontal direction along with the linear moving mechanism. The cutters clamp a foil layer of the cable in a radial direction of the cable. The linear moving mechanism drives the knife holder to move in the horizontal direction so as to cut the foil layer of the cable into a plurality of equal parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Yuting He, Yun Liu, Tao Li, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Publication number: 20210179305
    Abstract: An electronic product packaging system includes a robot on which a vacuum suction device adapted to pick up a packaging box and a gripper adapted to grab an electronic product are disposed, a packaging box loading platform adapted to load a pile of a plurality of the packaging boxes stacked together, a product loading device having a loading groove adapted to load a row of a plurality of the electronic products, and a packaging platform carrying the electronic products and the packaging boxes. The robot is configured to pick up the packaging box from the packaging box loading platform and place the packaging box on the packaging platform with the vacuum suction device. The robot is configured to grab the electronic product from the product loading device and place and pack the electronic product into the packaging box on the packaging platform with the gripper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH
    Inventors: Jian Cao, Lvhai Hu, Dandan Zhang, Fengchun Xie, Yun Liu, Yingcong Deng, Xiaochen Yu, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 11027431
    Abstract: An automatic calibration method of a robot system comprises providing a ball-rod member including a connection rod and a sphere connected to the connection rod, fixing the connection rod to an end execution tool mounted on a flange of a robot, providing distance sensors around a target point, and sensing an actual distance from each of the distance sensors to the sphere. The robot is controlled to move a center of the sphere to the target point in different poses based on the actual distances sensed by the distance sensors. A first transformation matrix of the center of the sphere with respect to a center of the flange is calculated based on pose data of the robot at the target point. A second transformation matrix of a center of the end execution tool with respect to the center of the flange is calculated based on the first transformation matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Yun Liu, Lvhai Hu
  • Patent number: 11027315
    Abstract: An ultrasonic cleaning system comprises a cleaning tank containing a cleaning liquid, a moving and holding device configured to move a carrier into the cleaning tank and hold the carrier in the cleaning tank, and an ultrasonic wave generator mounted in the cleaning tank. A plurality of fiber optic ferrules are mounted on the carrier and are immersed in the cleaning liquid when the moving and holding device holds the carrier in the cleaning tank. The ultrasonic wave generator is adapted to emit an ultrasonic wave into the cleaning liquid to clean the fiber optical ferrules immersed in the cleaning liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation, Innogetic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liming Xin, Yun Liu, Lvhai Hu, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Lei Zhou, Kok Wai Wong
  • Publication number: 20210154720
    Abstract: A servo-driven Z-shape bending device includes a base, a Z-shape bending module disposed on the base, a servo-drive mechanism disposed on the base, and a terminal feeding mechanism disposed on the base. The Z-shape bending module is configured to perform a bending operation on a terminal to be bent to form a Z-shaped terminal. The servo-drive mechanism is configured to servo-drive the Z-shape bending module to perform the bending operation. The terminal feeding mechanism is configured to feed the terminal to be bent to the Z-shape bending module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Tyco Electronics Polska Sp. z.o.o., TE Connectivity Services GmbH, Kunshan League Automechanism Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fengchun Xie, Jaroslaw Kowalski, Andrzej Przybylski, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Yingcong Deng, Jian Cao, Radoslaw Mrozik, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Haidong Wu
  • Publication number: 20210146565
    Abstract: A cutter for cutting a linear element includes a support frame, a pair of blade holders disposed opposite to each other and movably disposed on the support frame, a pair of blades facing each other and each disposed on one of the pair of blade holders, a pair of holding blocks facing each other and each disposed on one of the pair of blade holders, and a driving device disposed on the support frame. The driving device drives the pair of blade holders to move synchronously in a direction approaching each other or a direction separating away from each other. The pair of holding blocks clamp the linear element and the pair of blades cut off the linear element clamped by the pair of holding blocks while the pair of blade holders move synchronously in the direction approaching each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH, Measurement Specialties (Chengdu) Ltd., Kunshan League Automechanism Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Dandan Zhang, Fengchun Xie, Lvhai Hu, Bo Pang, Haidong Wu, Jianyong Fan, Rong Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu