Cartridge for an aerosol-generating system

  • US 10,779,572 B2
  • Filed: 04/28/2016
  • Issued: 09/22/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/30/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, comprising:

  • a storage portion longitudinally delimited solely by the peripheral walls of a generally circular cylindrical housing configured to hold an aerosol-forming substrate, the housing having an opening provided at a longitudinal open end of the housing; and

    a heater assembly comprising at least one heater element fixed to the housing and extending across the opening of the housing,wherein the at least one heater element defines a plurality of apertures configured to allow fluid to pass through the at least one heater element,wherein apertures of the plurality of apertures have different sizes, andwherein the at least one heater element comprises an array of electrically conductive filaments extending along a length of the at least one heater element, the plurality of apertures being defined by interstices between electrically conductive filaments in the array.

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