WIPO publishes Graphic Packaging International patent for 'carton with handle' for holding containers; carton comprises plurality of panels, handle extends in at least one panel

GENEVA , November 15, 2013 () – Publication No. WO/2013/170123 was published on Nov. 14.

Title of the invention: "CARTON WITH HANDLE."

Applicants: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL INC. (US).

Inventors: Karl A. Kohler (US) and Raymond S. Kastanek (US).

According to the abstract* posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization: "A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. A handle extends in at least one panel of the plurality of panels. The handle can comprise a handle grip and at least one handle opening. The at least one handle opening can comprise a main portion extending adjacent the handle grip of the handle and an expanded portion that is for being generally aligned with a respective space at least partially defined by at least two adjacent articles of the plurality of articles. The expanded portion can allow access to the respective space via the at least one handle opening."

The patent was filed on May 10 under Application No. PCT/US2013/040499.

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