US 9,813,541 B2
Mobile device control for powered door
Larry Dean Elie, Ypsilanti, MI (US); Michael M. Azzouz, Livonia, MI (US); John Wayne Jaranson, Dearborn, MI (US); Timothy J. Potter, Dearborn, MI (US); Gerald J. Heath, Allen Park, MI (US); and Evangelos P. Skoures, Detroit, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Feb. 29, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/56,250.
Prior Publication US 2017/0251092 A1, Aug. 31, 2017
Int. Cl. H04M 1/725 (2006.01); H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01)
CPC H04M 1/7253 (2013.01) [H04L 67/12 (2013.01); H04W 4/008 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle door system comprising:
an actuator configured to adjust a position of a door;
at least one communication circuit comprising a first communication circuit and a second communication circuit, the first communication circuit in communication with a mobile device configured to capture authentication information indicating an identity of an occupant; and
a controller configured to:
receive a request from the mobile device requesting the vehicle to retrieve the occupant via a first communication from the first communication circuit;
receive authentication information from the mobile device in the first communication from the first communication circuit;
receive the authentication information from the mobile device as a second communication from the second communication circuit;
authenticate the identity of the occupant by comparing the identity information from the first communication and the second communication, wherein the comparison identifies that the identity of the occupant in the first communication is the same as the identity in the second communication; and
control the actuator to make the vehicle accessible in response to the authentication.