09790025 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 627 patents.

Various embodiments of a trash can assembly (e.g., a receptacle configured to receive refuse, recyclable materials, or otherwise), and related methods, are provided. Some embodiments of the trash can assembly include a body component and a lid configured to move between an open position and a closed position. In some variants, the lid can be moved between the open and closed positions by a power operated driving mechanism, such as a motor and/or other drivetrain components. In certain embodiments, the trash can assembly includes a clutch mechanism to facilitate manual operation of the lid while inhibiting or preventing damage to the motor and/or other drivetrain components.

Title
Trash can with clutch mechanism
Application Number
13/787638
Publication Number
9790025 (B2)
Application Date
March 6, 2013
Publication Date
October 17, 2017
Inventor
Christopher Fruhauf
San Anselmo
CA, US
Michael Basha
Brisbane
CA, US
Orlando Cardenas
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Kenneth Yen
Torrance
CA, US
Joseph Sandor
Newport Beach
CA, US
David Wolbert
Redondo 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
B65F 1/16
B65F 1/14
B65F 1/00
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