Patents by Inventor Mark Anthony Wisecarver

Mark Anthony Wisecarver has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11046477
    Abstract: A leak proof container and a method of forming the container from a blank. The blank includes a bottom panel, first and second side panels connected to the bottom panel at opposing lateral edges, and first and second end portions located at opposing longitudinal ends of the blank. Each end portion includes an inner end panel connected to the bottom panel, an outer end panel connected to the inner end panel, and first and second corner panels forming gussets connected to a respective one of the first and second side panels and connected to the inner end panel. An adhesive area is located on one side of the blank and comprises at least a portion on each of the outer end panel and the inner end panel. The adhesive area adheres the gussets to the inner end panel and to the outer end panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Wisecarver, James William Sloan, II, Kenneth Calvin Hyatt
  • Publication number: 20210078758
    Abstract: A leak proof container and a method of forming the container from a blank. The blank includes a bottom panel, first and second side panels at opposing lateral edges of the blank, and opposing end portions located at opposing longitudinal ends of the blank. Each end portion includes an inner end panel, an outer end panel hingedly connected to the inner end panel at hinge portions, and first and second corner panels, each corner panel forming a gusset between one of the side panels and the inner end panel, each gusset including a notch area for receiving one of the hinge portions. First and second locking tabs are defined in the outer end panel. The outer end panel can be folded over the inner end panel to position the hinge portions in the notch areas, and the locking tabs can be positioned between the gussets and the inner end panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: MARK ANTHONY WISECARVER, JAMES WILLIAM SLOAN, II, KENNETH CALVIN HYATT, JADE KIARA HOUSEWIRTH
  • Publication number: 20210078756
    Abstract: A leak proof container and a method of forming the container from a blank. The blank includes a bottom panel, first and second side panels connected to the bottom panel at opposing lateral edges, and first and second end portions located at opposing longitudinal ends of the blank. Each end portion includes an inner end panel connected to the bottom panel, an outer end panel connected to the inner end panel, and first and second corner panels, each corner panel having an edge connected to a respective one of the first and second side panels and having an edge connected to the inner end panel. First and second locking tabs are defined in the outer end panel, each locking tab being defined by a lateral separation line located longitudinally inward from an outer longitudinal edge of the outer end panel and extending laterally to define a free tab end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: MARK ANTHONY WISECARVER, JAMES WILLIAM SLOAN, II, KENNETH CALVIN HYATT
  • Publication number: 20210078757
    Abstract: A leak proof container and a method of forming the container from a blank. The blank includes a bottom panel, first and second side panels connected to the bottom panel at opposing lateral edges, and first and second end portions located at opposing longitudinal ends of the blank. Each end portion includes an inner end panel connected to the bottom panel, an outer end panel connected to the inner end panel, and first and second corner panels forming gussets connected to a respective one of the first and second side panels and connected to the inner end panel. An adhesive area is located on one side of the blank and comprises at least a portion on each of the outer end panel and the inner end panel. The adhesive area adheres the gussets to the inner end panel and to the outer end panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: MARK ANTHONY WISECARVER, JAMES WILLIAM SLOAN, II, KENNETH CALVIN HYATT
  • Patent number: 8998070
    Abstract: A bulk container for shipping product in bulk from one location to another location, wherein the container has a sidewall with a top end and a bottom end, a bottom closure at the bottom end of the sidewall closing the bottom end of the container, a bag liner in the container, and attaching structure on the bottom closure for attaching the bottom end of the bag liner to the bottom end of the container so that the bag liner remains in the container when the container is inverted and product is dumped from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Mark Anthony Wisecarver
  • Publication number: 20130277419
    Abstract: A bulk container for shipping product in bulk from one location to another location, wherein the container has a sidewall with a top end and a bottom end, a bottom closure at the bottom end of the sidewall closing the bottom end of the container, a bag liner in the container, and attaching structure on the bottom closure for attaching the bottom end of the bag liner to the bottom end of the container so that the bag liner remains in the container when the container is inverted and product is dumped from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark Anthony Wisecarver
  • Patent number: 8091768
    Abstract: A bulk shipping and storage container in the form of a drum is made of corrugated fiberboard and includes a bin with a sidewall, a closed bottom and an open top. The sidewall has a plurality of interconnected sidewall panels, and a rim is on an upper outer surface of the sidewall for engagement by the tines of a forklift to carry the container. The locking structure on the lid and bin enable the lid to be locked in place. The bottom of the container has adhesively attached overlapping panels that provide smooth interior and exterior surfaces. A preferred embodiment has a tray inserted in the bottom and a liner inserted in the tray and extending upwardly inside the sidewall. In another embodiment, a shock-absorbing pad is between the liner and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Wisecarver, William F. Moss, Martin J. Patrickus
  • Patent number: 8025208
    Abstract: A bulk container for storing, shipping and dispensing liquid and semi-liquid fluids comprises a bin having a sidewall, a closed bottom, and an open top. The sidewall comprises a plurality of interconnected sidewall panels extending at an angle with respect to one another. A lid is covering the open top of the bin and having a discharge opening therethrough adjacent one side edge thereof. A fluid-containing bag is supported in the bin and a discharge valve is on an upper end of the bag where the discharge valve is positioned to extend through the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Wisecarver, Michael A. Churvis
  • Patent number: 8025206
    Abstract: A bulk container for fluid materials comprises a bin having a plurality of interconnected sidewall panels, a closed bottom, and an open top. A rim around the top of the bin defines a downwardly facing shoulder. A lid covers the open top and has elongated depending skirt panels extending downwardly past the shoulder. A clamping band is tightened around the lid skirt below the shoulder to secure the lid to the bin. Notches in an outer surface of the rim receive bendable locking strips on the lid skirt to lock the lid in position on the bin, and locking tongues on a first skirt panel are engageable in respective locking slots in an adjacent second skirt panel to hold the skirt panels in their operative downwardly folded positions. A tray and liner insert may be positioned in the bin, and a fluid-containing bag may be placed in the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Wisecarver, Michael A. Churvis
  • Publication number: 20100308053
    Abstract: A bulk container for fluid materials comprises a bin having a plurality of interconnected sidewall panels, a closed bottom, and an open top. A rim around the top of the bin defines a downwardly facing shoulder. A lid covers the open top and has elongated depending skirt panels extending downwardly past the shoulder. A clamping band is tightened around the lid skirt below the shoulder to secure the lid to the bin. Notches in an outer surface of the rim receive bendable locking strips on the lid skirt to lock the lid in position on the bin, and locking tongues on a first skirt panel are engageable in respective locking slots in an adjacent second skirt panel to hold the skirt panels in their operative downwardly folded positions. A tray and liner insert may be positioned in the bin, and a fluid-containing bag may be placed in the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Wisecarver, Michael A. Churvis
  • Publication number: 20100301106
    Abstract: A bulk container for storing, shipping and dispensing liquid and semi-liquid fluids comprises a bin having a sidewall, a closed bottom, and an open top. The sidewall comprises a plurality of interconnected sidewall panels extending at an angle with respect to one another. A lid is covering the open top of the bin and having a discharge opening therethrough adjacent one side edge thereof. A fluid-containing bag is supported in the bin and a discharge valve is on an upper end of the bag where the discharge valve is positioned to extend through the discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Wisecarver, Michael A. Churvis
  • Publication number: 20100301108
    Abstract: A bulk shipping and storage container in the form of a drum is made of corrugated fiberboard and includes a bin with a sidewall, a closed bottom and an open top. The sidewall has a plurality of interconnected sidewall panels, and a rim is on an upper outer surface of the sidewall for engagement by the tines of a forklift to carry the container. The locking structure on the lid and bin enable the lid to be locked in place. The bottom of the container has adhesively attached overlapping panels that provide smooth interior and exterior surfaces. A preferred embodiment has a tray inserted in the bottom and a liner inserted in the tray and extending upwardly inside the sidewall. In another embodiment, a shock-absorbing pad is between the liner and the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Wisecarver, William F. Moss, Martin J. Patrickus