Patent Granted: Preventing finger of a user from pinch in a door gap

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Innovation Title:
Preventing finger of a user from pinch in a door gap.

Name & Age of Inventors:
Ayat Faizan (03)
Vihan Yerubandi (15)

Patent Certificate:

About the Innovation:
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for preventing a finger of a user from pinch in a door gap.

The method comprises detecting the position of one or more fingers of a user using at least one sensor mounted on a door, determining whether the position of one or more fingers of the user is in a door gap of the door, generating a signal to stop the moving panel of the door based on the determination that the position of the one or more fingers of the user is in the door gap of the door, transmitting the signal to a door stopper mounted on the door, and preventing closure of the door by maintaining a distance between the frame and the moving panel of the door based on the signal.

The corresponding system and computer-readable storage medium are also disclosed.

Patent Grant Date:
21st November 2022

South African Patent Publication Number:

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