Atomizer for an aerosol delivery device and related input, aerosol production assembly, cartridge, and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9918495
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14194233

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The present disclosure relates to atomizers for an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The atomizer may include a liquid transport element and a wire extending along at least a portion of a longitudinal length thereof. The wire may define contact portions configured to engage heater terminals and a heating portion configured to produce heat. The heating portion may include a variable coil spacing. In other atomizers, the wire may extend at least partially through the liquid transport element proximate the contact portions. Related inputs, cartridges, aerosol production assemblies, and methods of forming atomizers are also provided.

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RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS INC401 NORTH MAIN STREET WINSTON-SALEM NC 27101

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alderman, Steven Lee Lewisville, US 24 1095
Brinkley, Paul A Winston-Salem, US 15 520
Coppola, Patsy Bedford, US 4 164
DePiano, John Burlington, US 60 1347
Dooly, Grady Lance Winston-Salem, US 26 889
Laine, Michael Newburyport, US 21 548
McClellan, James William Hollis, US 10 203
Novak,, III Charles Jacob Winston-Salem, US 40 1178
Silveira, Frank S Wilmington, US 35 817
Smith, David Needham, US 407 5310
Wolber, John William Nashua, US 17 488

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