US 9,809,348 B2
Carton having texture
Brian Smalley, Bristol (GB)
Assigned to Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Oct. 30, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/927,665.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/122,853, filed on Oct. 31, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0122072 A1, May 5, 2016
Int. Cl. B65D 5/42 (2006.01); B65D 5/54 (2006.01); B65D 5/02 (2006.01); B65D 71/36 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 5/425 (2013.01) [B65D 5/0227 (2013.01); B65D 5/4266 (2013.01); B65D 5/54 (2013.01); B65D 71/36 (2013.01); B65D 2571/0066 (2013.01); B65D 2571/00141 (2013.01); B65D 2571/00444 (2013.01); B65D 2571/00728 (2013.01); B65D 2571/00919 (2013.01)] 39 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A carton for holding a plurality of containers, the carton comprising:
a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton, the plurality of panels comprises a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel comprising a first curved edge, and a second side panel comprising a second curved edge;
a plurality of end flaps comprising a first end flap foldably connected to the top panel and comprising a first portion foldably connected to the top panel and a second portion foldably connected to the first portion, each end flap of the plurality of end flaps is respectively foldably connected to a respective panel of the plurality of panels for at least partially closing an end of the carton, the first curved edge and the second curved edge of the respective first side panel and second side panel are generally adjacent the first end flap, and the first end flap is curved and cooperates with the first curved edge and the second curved edge to form a rounded corner of the carton; and
a plurality of lines of weakening positioned in at least one portion of the carton, the plurality of lines of weakening are a plurality of cuts, the at least one portion of the carton being selected from the group consisting of at least one panel of the plurality of panels and at least one end flap of the plurality of end flaps, and the plurality of lines of weakening forms at least one texture in the exterior of the carton, the at least one texture comprises a plurality of foldable flaps formed by the plurality of lines of weakening, each foldable flap comprises at least one edge that is positioned relative to the at least one portion of the carton to form the at least one texture.