09856080 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 547 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 at 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, such as in response to the sensor assembly detecting the object.

Title
Containers with multiple sensors
Application Number
15/265455
Publication Number
9856080 (B2)
Application Date
September 14, 2016
Publication Date
January 2, 2018
Inventor
Bryce Wilkins
Los Angeles
CA, US
Guy Cohen
Marina Del Rey
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
G01D 5/16
G01J 1/42
G10L 25/51
G10L 15/08
G10L 15/22
B65F 1/16
E05F 15/73
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