Patents by Inventor Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu

Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu 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: 10845678
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus comprises an imaging device configured to capture an image of an object, a display device configured to display the image captured by the imaging device, a base having a support rod extending in a vertical direction, and a mechanical arm mechanism mounted on the support rod. The mechanical arm mechanism has a plurality of motion degrees of freedom. The display device or the imaging device is connected to an end arm of the mechanical arm mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Zhou, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Lvhai Hu, Yun Liu
  • Publication number: 20200366043
    Abstract: A flexible strip assembly system includes a first conveyor conveying a first layer of material, a pick-up device picking up a conductor and placing the conductor at a predefined position on an upper surface of the first layer of material, a second conveyor conveying a second layer of material, and a first pair of guiding rollers. The conductor is conveyed under driving of the first layer of material. The first pair of guiding rollers press and stick the second layer of material to the first layer of material and the conductor on the upper surface of the first layer of material to form a flexible strip with the conductor clamped between the first layer of material and the second layer of material. At least one of the upper surface of the first layer of material and a lower surface of the second layer of material has an adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Dandan Zhang, Zhonghua Xu, Zongjie Tao, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 10822173
    Abstract: A linking system adapted to link a plurality of products comprises a supply device having a tray with a slide slot adapted to load a first row of products therein, a gripping device having a gripper adapted to grip the first row of products and a moving mechanism adapted to move the gripper, and a holder adapted to hold the first row of products. The gripping device is adapted to move the first row of products from the supply device to a holding position on the holder and the holder is adapted to hold the first row of products at the holding position. The gripping device is further adapted to grip a second row of products from the supply device and link the second row of products to the first row of products held by the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Cao, Lvhai Hu, Fengchun Xie, Yun Liu, Xiaochen Yu, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 10814356
    Abstract: A cleaning system comprises a first cleaning tank, a carrying and moving unit, a first cleaning spray head, and a rolling brush unit. The carrying and moving unit is configured to move a polishing film to be cleaned into the first cleaning tank and hold the polishing film in the first cleaning tank. The first cleaning spray head is configured to spray a cleaning liquid on the polishing film held in the first cleaning tank. The rolling brush unit is configured to brush the polishing film while the first cleaning spray head sprays the cleaning liquid on the polishing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation, Innogetic Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Liming Xin, Yun Liu, Fengchun Xie, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Lei Zhou, Kok Wai Wong
  • Patent number: 10816731
    Abstract: An automatic fiber stripping system comprises a first stripping module, a second stripping module, and a heating device. The first stripping module and the second stripping module each have a stripping belt, a driven belt wheel, a driving belt wheel, and a stripping tool including a pressing portion. The stripping belts are tightened on the pressing portions and the stripping tools press the stripping belts on each of two opposite sides of an optical cable. A blade portion of one of the stripping tools cuts a notch in at least one of two side edges of an outer coating layer of the optical cable. The heating device heats and softens the outer coating layer of the optical cable. The stripping belts are driven to move relative to the optical cable by the driving belt wheels so as to strip off a segment of the outer coating layer from the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation, Shenzhen AMI Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Fengchun Xie, Qinglong Zeng, Yu Zhang, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 10807178
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus comprises a first fixing device and a second fixing device. The first fixing device has at least one first positioning groove adapted to position at least one first elongated member and fixes the at least one first elongated member. The second fixing device has at least one second positioning groove adapted to position at least one second elongated member and fixes the at least one second elongated member. Each first positioning groove is aligned with a corresponding second positioning groove so that the first elongated member fixed in the first positioning groove is axially aligned with the second elongated member fixed in the corresponding second positioning groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    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, Lin Ye, Yong Yan, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Qinglong Zeng
  • Publication number: 20200298400
    Abstract: A control system for a manipulator includes a position indicator provided on a flange for mounting a tool of the manipulator, a position detector provided near the manipulator and configured to detect a position information of the position indicator in real time, a computer calculating a position data of the position indicator in real time according to the position information, a cloud server calculating a working parameter of a joint of the manipulator in real time by an artificial intelligence neural network according to the position data, and a controller controlling the joint in real time based on the working parameter. The artificial intelligence neural network is a self-learning neural network that calculates and automatically adjusts a weight among a plurality of neurons based on the position data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Zongjie Tao, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Publication number: 20200290843
    Abstract: A system for a mobile robot to autonomously take an elevator includes an elevator button pressing module mounted on an elevator floor control panel of the elevator. The elevator button pressing module communicates with the mobile robot wirelessly and is adapted to press a pair of elevator buttons on the elevator floor control panel according to an instruction issued by the mobile robot to call an elevator car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation, Kunshan Sanxin Plastic Industry Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Fengchun Xie, Mingyang Weng
  • Patent number: 10773341
    Abstract: A welding system for welding a first elongated element and a second elongated element together by a laser beam that is emitted from a laser welding head after the ideal welding center point of the aligned first and second elongated elements has been positioned at a focal point of the laser beam that is emitted from the laser welding head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Measurement Specialities (Chengdai) Ltd, TE Connectivity Corporation, Shenzhen AMI Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Lan Gong, Qian Ying, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Yun Liu, Qinglong Zeng, Yong Yan, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 10745218
    Abstract: A feeding system comprises a hopper adapted to accommodate a plurality of different types of products, a conveyor belt positioned above the hopper and configured to convey the products, and a lifting mechanism adapted to lift the products in the hopper onto the conveyor belt. The lifting mechanism includes a transferring belt circulating around an annular path and a plurality of step plates evenly spaced along the annular path. The step plates are adapted to carry one or more of the products and the transferring belt is configured to drive the step plates to circulate around the annular path so as to lift the products from the hopper onto the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Kunshan League Automechanism Co., Ltd., Tyco Electronics Polska Sp. z.o.o., TE Connectivity Corporation
    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: 10739532
    Abstract: A drying system comprises a drying box, a carrier moving and holding device, and a high pressure jet device mounted in the drying box. The carrier moving and holding device is configured to move a carrier into the drying box and hold the carrier in the drying box. A plurality of fiber optic ferrules are mounted on the carrier. The high pressure jet device is adapted to spray a high pressure gas on the carrier held in the drying box to dry the fiber optic ferrules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Liming Xin, Yun Liu, Zhiyong Dai, Lvhai Hu, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Lei Zhou
  • Publication number: 20200247620
    Abstract: A device for transferring components includes a transfer assembly and a drive assembly. The transfer assembly has a transfer track transferring a plurality of components therein. The transfer track has an operation position for operating the components. The drive assembly has a first drive mechanism transferring a first set of components of the components at the operation position in the transfer track and a second drive mechanism transferring a second set of components of the components at the operation position in the transfer track. The first drive mechanism and the second drive mechanism in turn drive the first set of components and the second set of components, continuously transferring the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH
    Inventors: Jian Cao, Lvhai Hu, Fengchun Xie, Yun Liu, An Yang, Yingcong Deng, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 10702957
    Abstract: A cutting system is disclosed. The cutting system comprises a moving mechanism, a cutter mounted on the moving mechanism, a support table having a material plate disposed thereon, and a fixation device including a pressing plate having a row of teeth defining a row of teeth slots. The row of teeth press the material plate on the support table while the moving mechanism drives the cutter to move along edges of the row of teeth slots. The cutter cuts a plurality of workpieces out of the material plate by a single cutting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Corporation, Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun Liu, Liming Xin, Lvhai Hu, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 10695910
    Abstract: An automatic calibration method for a robot system comprises providing a ball-rod member including a connection rod and a sphere connected to a first end of the connection rod, fixing an opposite second end of the connection rod to an end execution tool mounted on a flange of a robot, and controlling the robot to move a center of the sphere to a same target point in a plurality of different poses under the guidance of a vision sensor. A 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 same target point. A transformation matrix of a center of the end execution tool with respect to the center of the flange is calculated according to a formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Yun Liu, Lvhai Hu, Lei Zhou
  • Publication number: 20200173768
    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: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH
    Inventors: Hongtao Liu, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Lei Zhou
  • Publication number: 20200172381
    Abstract: A cable detection apparatus includes a cable support and a vision system. The vision system has a camera device rotatable about an axis parallel to an axial direction of a cable to be detected, so as to capture an image of the cable, and an optical element rotated synchronously with the camera device. The optical element transmits the image of the cable to the camera device by changing an optical path of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH, Kunshan League Automechanism Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongtao Liu, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, An Yang, Lvhai Hu, Yuting He
  • Publication number: 20200172424
    Abstract: A lead insertion system adapted to insert a lead into a glass tube includes a first robot on which a first gripper is mounted and a second robot on which a second gripper is mounted. The first gripper grips the glass tube and the second gripper grips the lead. The lead insertion system includes a flame heater heating the glass tube gripped by the first robot and the lead gripped by the second robot with a flame. The second robot inserts the lead into the glass tube held by the first robot with the lead heated by the flame and the glass tube heated and softened by the flame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    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, Haidong Wu
  • Patent number: 10654076
    Abstract: An automatic fiber cleaning system comprises a first cleaning module, a second cleaning module, and a sprayer. Each of the first cleaning module and the second cleaning module has a cleaning belt, a driven belt wheel on which an unused portion of the cleaning belt is wound, a driving belt wheel on which a used portion of the cleaning belt is wound, and a pressing tool on which the cleaning belt is tightened. The sprayer sprays a cleaning agent onto the cleaning belts. The pressing tools press the cleaning belts on both sides of an optical fiber and clamp the optical fiber. The cleaning belts move relative to the optical fiber by the driving belt wheels to wipe the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation, Shenzhen AMI Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fengchun Xie, Qinlong Zeng, Yu Zhang, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Publication number: 20200108491
    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: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH, Suzhou Harmontronics Automation Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Zhou, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Huiyou Zhou
  • Patent number: 10603838
    Abstract: A 3D printing system is disclosed. The 3D printing system has a print head and a positioning platform. The positioning platform supports and positions a product printed by the print head. The positioning platform is movable with respect to the print head in a first direction, a second direction, and a third direction perpendicular to each other. The positioning platform is also rotatable with respect to the print head about at least two of the first, second, and third directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Liming Xin, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Lvhai Hu, Yun Liu