US 10,888,115 B2
Heater for an aerosol delivery device and methods of formation thereof
Karen V. Taluskie, Cary, NC (US); Stephen Benson Sears, Siler City, NC (US); Eric Taylor Hunt, Pfafftown, NC (US); William Robert Collett, Lexington, NC (US); Yi-Ping Chang, Greensboro, NC (US); Kristen Dodds Weight, Stow, MA (US); Jeffrey A. Karg, Hopkinton, MA (US); Graham P. Eacock, Westborough, MA (US); Matthew C. Ebbs, Newton-Highlands, MA (US); Robert C. Uschold, Leominster, MA (US); and Walker MacLaughlin Sloan, III, Berlin, MA (US)
Assigned to R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston-Salem, NC (US)
Filed by R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Winston-Salem, NC (US)
Filed on Jul. 31, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/50,598.
Application 16/050,598 is a division of application No. 14/329,334, filed on Jul. 11, 2014, granted, now 10,058,123.
Prior Publication US 2018/0332897 A1, Nov. 22, 2018
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A24F 40/46 (2020.01); A61M 15/06 (2006.01); A61M 11/04 (2006.01); A24F 47/00 (2020.01); A61M 16/10 (2006.01); A24D 1/22 (2020.01)
CPC A24F 40/46 (2020.01) [A24F 47/008 (2013.01); A61M 11/041 (2013.01); A61M 15/06 (2013.01); A24D 1/22 (2020.01); A61M 16/1045 (2013.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An aerosol delivery device comprising:
a heating member formed of a heating element conformed to a heater substrate, the heater substrate comprising a film or membrane underlying the heating element, wherein the heater substrate is configured as a truncated cone having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size, and wherein the heating element comprises an electrically conductive ink printed on the heater substrate; and
a porous transport element configured for passage of an aerosol precursor composition along a length thereof, wherein the porous transport element has a first end in a heating arrangement with the heating member, wherein the truncated cone includes an interior passage therethrough, and wherein the first end of the porous transport element in the heating arrangement with the heating member is positioned at least partially within the interior passage of the truncated cone.