Anti-pinch control system for powered vehicle doors

  • US 10,329,823 B2
  • Filed: 08/24/2016
  • Issued: 06/25/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/24/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle, comprising:

  • a body having a door opening;

    a door rotatably mounted to the body to close off the door opening when the door is in a closed position;

    an anti-pinch sensor that is configured to detect a user'"'"'s hand if a user'"'"'s hand is positioned adjacent the door opening and/or adjacent an edge of the door;

    an electrically-powered latch mechanism configured to permit the door to open when the electrically-powered latch mechanism is unlatched, wherein the electrically-powered latch mechanism is configured to retain the door in a closed position when the electrically-powered latch mechanism is latched;

    an electrically-powered door actuator that can be actuated to shift the door from a closed position to a partially open position; and

    a controller configured to actuate the electrically-powered door actuator to prevent the door from closing if the anti-pinch sensor detects a user'"'"'s hand.

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