Shaped heater for an aerosol generating system

  • US 10,306,707 B2
  • Filed: 09/06/2016
  • Issued: 05/28/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/30/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • flat stamping an individual sheet of heating element material to form heating elements, each of the heating elements including a first end and a second end that is opposite to the first end;

    coupling the first end of each of the heating elements to a linking element so that the heating elements are electrically and mechanically coupled together, the linking element being substantially straight, the coupled heating elements being substantially parallel to each other;

    bending the linking element into a substantially circular shape, such that opposite ends of the linking element are coupled together;

    coupling the heating elements to a collar element to establish an electrical connection between the heating elements and the collar element, the coupling of the heating elements to the collar element including,forming a plurality of slots in the collar element, andinserting the heating elements into the slots; and

    electrically coupling the collar element to a voltage source.

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