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Stephen P Capps: Method and apparatus for indicating a change in status of an object and its disposition using animation. Apple Computer, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, January 21, 1997: US05596694 (207 worldwide citation)

A method characterized by the steps of: a) determining an action to be taken on an object on a computer screen which changes the status of the object; b) modifying the visual appearance of the object through animation to reflect the change in status; and c) automatically moving the modified object o ...


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Frank Yang: Trash can assembly with toe-kick recess. Raymond Sun, September 30, 2003: US06626316 (104 worldwide citation)

A trash can assembly has a shell having an enclosing wall that defines a periphery. The assembly has a lid fitted over the top of the shell, and a foot pedal positioned adjacent the bottom of the shell, with a portion of the foot pedal positioned inside the periphery of the shell. The assembly also ...


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Tin Chou Wang: Trash can with a cap opened with a step. Rosenberg Klein & Lee, January 4, 2000: US06010024 (85 worldwide citation)

A trash can with a cap opened with a step includes an outer trash can, an inner trash can, a cap closing on the outer trash can, a moving mechanism and a step. The step is positioned outside of the outer trash can with a first end of a movable rod of the moving mechanism located just under the step. ...


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Josef Neuhaus: Trash can. Westermann Kommanditgesellschaft, Martin A Farber, December 15, 1992: US05170904 (79 worldwide citation)

A trash can with dome-shaped head and cover-closed deposit opening (27) arranged in the dome, the cover outer surface of which is adapted to the contour of the dome. The edge of the deposit opening (27) lies on a secant plane of the dome (28) and the cover surface swings parallel to the dome contour ...


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Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor: Trash can assembly with locking lid. Simplehuman, Raymond Sun, August 8, 2006: US07086550 (78 worldwide citation)

A trash can assembly has a shell, a lid fitted over the top end of the shell, a foot pedal positioned adjacent the bottom end of the shell, a link assembly coupling the foot pedal and the lid, and a lock secured to the lid and removably engaged with the shell to maintain the lid in an open position ...


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Glenn G Strawder: Compartmented receptacle. William D Hall, March 6, 1990: US04905853 (73 worldwide citation)

A trash can has a rim at its upper end. A divider, made up of a plurality of arms, cooperates with the rim to form a plurality of open spaces at the top of the can. The arms of the divider are supported by sockets mounted on the rim. Plastic trash bags hang below the open spaces. The bags are suppor ...


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Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor: Trash can assembly and improvements thereto. Simplehuman, Raymond Sun, June 5, 2007: US07225943 (69 worldwide citation)

A trash can assembly has a shell having an enclosing wall that defines a periphery. The assembly has a lid fitted over the top of the shell, and a foot pedal positioned adjacent the bottom of the shell, with a portion of the foot pedal positioned inside the periphery of the shell. The assembly also ...


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Chin C Liu: Structure of a foot trash can. Pro Techtor International, December 12, 1995: US05474201 (65 worldwide citation)

A structure of a foot trash can is to improve the disadvantages of a conventional foot trash can which lifts up its cover vertically right above the opening of the can and easily spreads bad odor out of the trash can; the user can use his toes to press down a pedal and the pedal will push a coupling ...


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Tronown V Thomas: Trash can with liner dispenser. May 22, 2001: US06234339 (63 worldwide citation)

A new trash can with liner dispenser for storing trash can liners therein. The inventive device includes a base with the top of the base having an opening therethrough with a plurality of slits outwardly radiating from the periphery of the opening. The perimeter side of the base has an annular lip e ...


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Teresita Kubota: Trash bag holding device. Richard C Litman, April 7, 1998: US05735495 (63 worldwide citation)

A device for holding a flexible bag, such as a plastic trash bag, inside a receptacle, such as a wastebasket or trash can. One or more of the devices may be used to hold a trash bag in a trash receptacle. The first embodiment of the invention has an U-shaped resilient clip with two opposing arms to ...