08720728 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 420 patents.

A trash can with a lid can include a lock for the lid. The lock can include a latch that cooperates with the trash container body to lock the lid over the opening of the body. The latch can be configured to slide with respect to the edge of the opening of the body from an unlocked position to a locked position. This latch can be integrated into, built into or self contained in the lid. The trash can can also include a pedal actuator for opening the lid. The trash can can also include a damping mechanism mounted to the body of the trash can with a mounting plate. The mounting plate can be made from a material that is harder than the material used for the body of the trash can. Additionally, the trash can can have wheels.

Title
Trash can
Application Number
12/45641
Publication Number
8720728 (B2)
Application Date
March 10, 2008
Publication Date
May 13, 2014
Inventor
Joseph Sandor
Santa Ana Heights
CA, US
Frank Yang
Rancho Palos Verdes
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
simplehuman
CA, US
IPC
B65D 1/16
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