09751692 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 551 patents.

A trashcan assembly can include a body portion, a lid portion pivotably coupled with the body portion, and a sensor assembly configured to generate a signal when an object is detected within a sensing region. The sensor assembly can include a plurality of transmitters having a first subset of transmitters and a second subset of transmitters. A transmission axis of least one transmitter in the first subset of transmitters can be different from a transmission axis of at least one of the transmitters in the second subset of transmitters. An electronic processor can generate an electronic signal to a power-operated drive mechanism for moving the lid portion from a closed position to an open position when the sensor assembly detects the object within the sensing region.

Title
Dual sensing receptacles
Application Number
14/639862
Publication Number
9751692 (B2)
Application Date
March 5, 2015
Publication Date
September 5, 2017
Inventor
Jesse Dethman
San Francisco
CA, US
Brian Y Tachibana
San Carlos
CA, US
Bradley William Steiner
San Francisco
CA, US
Azhar Meyer
San Francisco
CA, US
Christopher B Fruhauf
San Anselmo
CA, US
Michael James Basha
San Francisco
CA, US
Perry Anderson
Kensington
CA, US
Frederick N Bushroe
Tucson
AZ, US
Guy Cohen
Marina Del Rey
CA, US
Kenneth Yen
Redondo Beach
CA, US
David Wolbert
Manhattan Beach
CA, US
Frank Yang
Rancho Palos Verdes
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
simplehuman
CA, US
IPC
B65F 1/06
B65F 1/04
E05F 15/73
B65F 1/16
F04D 15/00
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